Kurt Southern Signs with Maximum Fighting Championship


Kurt Southern Throws a High Kick at Brad Cardinal

Kurt Southern Throws a High Kick at Brad Cardinal (photo: Jason Bouwmeester)

(MFC Press Release)
The Maximum Fighting Championship has added another strong talent to its lightweight division with the signing of Canadian standout Kurt Southern.

Southern (10-3) will make his organizational debut at MFC 36: Reality Check on Friday, February 15 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, product will be part of the main card airing live on AXS TV Fights with his opponent to be determined in the near future.

“I’m really excited to fight for the MFC on AXS TV,” said Southern, who agreed to a multi-fight deal. “It’s a huge opportunity for me. The MFC puts on awesome shows and I can’t wait to be part of that.

“I’m coming to the MFC to put the hurt on the lightweight division. I can’t wait to make an impact in the division. Fans can expect an aggressive style from me – non-stop pressure.

“I want the belt and sometime in 2013, Mark Pavelich will be strapping that belt to my waist.”

Southern (Twitter: @kurtsouthern) carries the third three-fight winning streak of his career into the MFC, with the current run bolstered by a first-round submission victory over Mukai Maromo, who will be the co-headliner at MFC 36 as he takes on Graham Spencer for the MFC’s 155-pound division title. Southern’s current streak includes wins over Jorge Britto and Brad Cardinal, and he has picked up notable career victories over Martin Grandmont, Evan Sanguin, and Kevin Manderson.

Six of Southern’s wins have come by submission where he has put his substantial wrestling background to good use. Southern captured 13 provincial titles and was a five-time medalist at nationals before suiting up with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies wrestling team for two years.

Tickets for MFC 36: Reality Check are on sale now and available via www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

16 Responses to “ Kurt Southern Signs with Maximum Fighting Championship ”

  1. Graham Weenk says:

    Can’t wait to see Kurt ‘the hurt” back in action!

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  2. Adam Lorenz says:

    As good as Kurt already was he has continued to get even better, he will be the champ. I’m glad to see he will finally be getting another fight so he can contiue racking up big victories.

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  3. MMAPolice says:

    MFC is just getting better and better.

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  4. Ryan W. says:

    Good pick up for them! Wish they would do Kurt vs Maromo. Spencer belongs at FW in my opinion.

    I wonder who they put him up against, Fadai? Whitson?

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  5. Lenny wheeler says:

    It seems inevitable that the maromo fight will happen. Will be an awesome fight to see

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  6. BigDaddyKane says:

    MFC is awesome , keep it going boy’s

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  7. Graham Weenk says:

    Kurt will have the MFC gold within the year

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  8. Joe Doerksen says:

    It surprises me that talented fighters still agree to sign with MFC, after all the problems fighters have had with them. Best of luck to Kurt, hope things go well for him.

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  9. I'll Say It says:

    Frustration sets in Joe. He needs to fight and wants to fight hopefully he was represented well and did not get pressured in to signing the wrong contract

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  10. MMAPolice says:

    Bigger show bigger problems and for sure it would never be the fighters faults right Joe?Lol are you stupid or just look stupid.

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  11. sean quinn says:

    He does look stupid. But you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.

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  12. Just Laughable says:

    Hey Pav are you “the gay”? or just play “the gay” perfectly?

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  13. Idolmaker says:

    Pavs spot is solidified, to be the gay, you’ve got to beat the gay

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  14. Joe Doerksen says:

    Thank you for your comment, Mark. Wasn’t sure wether or not I was getting to you.

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  15. R*pe Choke says:

    Joe is 100% right. The “he needs to fight” argument is invalid. There are a ton of promotions across Canada that would of gladly taken on Kurt. Looks like Kurt needs better representation to find him the fights and keep him busy.

    Sure, fighters play a part in some of the MFC bullshit but for there to be that many incidents involving contract disputes is absolute garbage. Bottom line is that MFC owners don’t try and promote their talent, they try to lock down their talent. It’s a pissing contest. MFC wants to build up their superstars and then they’ll bring in a bigger talent south of the border to clean their clock to keep them from going somewhere else. It’s always been their formula, lock and keep their talent there to sell tickets.

    And as far as their “exposure” shit goes, it’s b.s. Sure they’ll be on tv but nobody in Canada can see them live. Sponsors are dwindling for fighters on their live cards as well.

    But hey, best of luck! I’m a big Kurt fan.

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  16. AMLEHTC says:

    What happened to Kurt’s world series of fighting contract?

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