Canadian Rumour Mill – October 16


photo: Rob Trudeau

We all love commission stuff, so I’ll start this belated issue of our Rumour Mill with a question… Will Ontario be appointing a deputy or was the whole hiring process a total sham? It’s been a long time and we have not heard much of anything from the OAC.

  • Want to see AFC and MFC go head to head and decide who has the superior product? It seems like Aggression and Maximum Fighting will both be holding their Edmonton shows at the Shaw Conference Centre. The same base venue will make a product comparison quite easy.
  • Shane Campbell is scheduled to fight Steve Beaumont at AFC 14 in Edmonton on Nov 23rd.  Well, let’s hope that fight still happens as Shaolin has a Muay Thai event that he’s fighting on in Calgary on November 3rd. Good luck Shane!
  • I’m curious, what’s up with Jordan Mein’s situation in Strikeforce?  Strikeforce is floundering and Jordan Mein is just sitting there without any fights.  I hear possible rumours of Jordan fighting on the Score in November but what I really want is Young Gun in the UFC!!!
  • Adrian Wooley is moving down to 125lbs but having trouble finding an opponent.  Is anyone able to fight Adrian Wooley at 125lbs from Canada before the end of the year?
  • Unified MMA’s dates for Edmonton shows in 2013 have been set. Shows will be held at the Mirage on March 29, June 21, Sept 27, with the final show being their Annual Christmas show in late December.  Also look for Unified to work on holding an additional 2-3 shows outside of the safe confines of their home base at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, with shows possibly taking place within a general driving distance of 0.5-2hrs from Edmonton.
  • Rumour has it that a certain Milkman will be looking to make a special Christmas delivery in Edmonton at Unified for Chase Maxwell.
  • It’s been over a couple years since Nathan Gunn has fought in the prairies.  I am hearing the Gunner may be bringing his brand of rock’em sock’em MMA back out west in December at Havoc.
  • Congrats to one of Canada’s best MMA referees, Jerin Valel, on receiving his BJJ Black Belt!
  • Hayabusa Martial Arts in St. Albert, Alberta will be teaming with Hunter’s Fight for a Cure Foundation of Alberta, and hold a charity event on October 20th. The charity MMA instruction and demonstration event will have all proceeds raised go towards finding a cure for a rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia. For more information check here:
  •  Will we see Robert Drysdale back in Canada anytime soon? It’s been over a year since Drysdale’s last appearance for the then Armageddon FC. Is the BJJ superstar now with Aggression FC?
  • Who’s the toughest guy from Wetskawin, Alberta? Neil Doty and Merrick Duggan will battle it out at Unified MMA to crown the Town Tough Guy four days prior to Christmas. Happy Holidays,  LOL!
  • We could be seeing recent 10 win club member Brandt Dewsbery back in the cage in November if he could find the time in his work schedule.
  • More Unified MMA stuff. It looks like Unified Boss Sunny Singh is finding himself in a tight spot, he’d promised Troy Sorensen a title shot if he defeated Merrick Duggan at Unified 11. Well Duggan won, but showed up 7lbs over weight for the 155lbs fight.  Now Sorensen want’s his next fight to be vs Tim “Shady” Smith for the belt. Does he deserve the title shot? He lost but his opponent did come in 7lbs heavy…
  • MFC goes Pink! The Maximum Fighting Championships are going to have pink ropes, pink tape, and more in support of the fight against breast cancer at MFC 35.

NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email:

21 Responses to “ Canadian Rumour Mill – October 16 ”

  1. Dean Panas says:

    Didn’t know where to post this, I’m sure there will be an article up soon.
    Jones and Chael as TUF coaches! WOW

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  2. MixedMartialFarts says:

    Hendo will probably never talk to Chael again!

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  3. Jerobe says:

    LOL Sorenson demanding a title shot. He doesn’t deserve a title shot for shit!Hes 5-4 and hasnt beat anyone. LOL “Give me a title shot bro!” Ha ha

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  4. Darren Owen says:

    Drysdale will be back in the AFC cage in 2013. Tried to get him a couple fights this year however timing was an issue as he does have a very busy schedule.

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  5. Just Laughable says:

    Havoc has Machan & Omic listed at 170 with TBA’s any truth to this rumour either of those fights would be huge for a first time show

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  6. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    All though it’s cool to see how different sports support Breast Cancer awareness, lets be honest here those are Mark Pavelich’s favorite colors!

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  7. Cody Rempel says:

    Hard Knocks is looking for a late replacement for a 145 pounder for October 26… I think it’s for Tyler Davis but not 100% sure, who wants to step up?

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  8. Cody Rempel says:

    It has been confirmed that it’s for Tyler Davis!

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  9. Lorenz vs Davis !

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  10. E-town Mma says:

    Merrick vs Tim shady
    Neil vs Troy

    These fights make sense !!

    Unified WTF are u doing mis matching again you favs.

    Come on fighters man up!!!!!!

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  11. Derek Misk says:

    Pavelich, although what I am saying is true, Im saying this because I dont like you. As that is evident.

    Its one thing to show support by wearing colors. But you shouldnt get any props unless your donating to the cause. Wearing pink means nothing, dont give yourself a pat on the back and think you did something just because you got pink ropes on your ring

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  12. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    From firsthand experience i can tell you the deputy commission position for the OAC was a pretty goofy process.

    I wasted many months on that thing, only to be told they wanted somebody with more practical experience.

    Oh well, what do I know about MMA compared to all these newbs making decisions.

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  13. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    I hear they are no longer filling the position. Guess they had a real need to fill the position :)

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  14. Robin Black says:

    Tough finding a 125er for Wooley.

    Hopefully The Score brings one in for him for November!

    He will be the flyweight GOAT in Canada.

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  15. Jamon says:

    Misk is ass in cree

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  16. JYD says:

    Wooley at 125 is a scary thought. Hopefully some opponents step up to fight him.

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  17. Jamie Locke says:

    I don’t think Mike Davis or Eric Wilson can really threaten The Bully, but maybe one of them should give it a go…

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  18. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    I know Tachi Palace Fights had some great Flyweight fights before the UFC, picked up most of their roster so maybe they should be signing Wooley or the UFC as their roster could use some more Canadians too!

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  19. Bobby Karimi says:

    Congrats to Jerin on his BJJ Black Belt!

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  20. Just Sayin' says:

    Why does Duggan vs Shady make more sense? Duggan already said he won’t fight at 155 again. He couldn’t make the weight last time he tried at that weight. Sure, Sorensen is 5-4, but he was promised Shady like 2 or 3 times from what I understand and Shady backed out of all of those fights. Perhaps Sorensen is frustrated and just wants Tim to stop backing out.

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  21. Cody Rempel says:

    Last I heard, Duggan was thinking of making another attempt at 155lbs but he’s going to start with a catchweight bout of 160lbs at Unified 14

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