Canadian Rumour Mill – February 18


Gossip Queen 5 THUMBLet’s start this week off with positive energy and a speedy recovery wish. Eric O’Keefe spent time last week in ICU at the hospital after suffering a massive double embolism in his lung. The Tristar coach is at home now and recovering.  Top MMA News wishes him a full recovery and good health! Get well Eric!

  • Adrian Wooley is willing to donate his entire purse to charity to fight Randy Turner at Wreck MMA. Someone has to be willing to fight Wooley at 125lbs and Turner would make sense in my opinion!
  • More Wreck MMA news… Anna Barone vs. Sarah Moras at 145lbs, Randa Markos-Thomas vs. Ashley Nichols at 115lbs, also look for Wreck mainstay and ex-UFC fighter Mark Holst to appear on the card at 155lbs. As well, remember last week how we mentioned Dave Hale was looking for a fight, Hale was offered to a fighter on this card as an injury replacement but was turned down.
  • Gary Chartrand appears to be going forward with his show, Challenge MMA for May 11, with Steve Bossé vs Martin Desilets as main event. Let’s see if the show happens this time, I sure hope so, Quebec MMA needs resurrecting!
  • If I was a betting girl, I would put some cash on Tyler Jackson being named  Ryan Ford‘s opponent for AFC 17.  That was the fight that Bellator approved last year for Aggression but TNT was injured in training.
  • Chester Post retired after losing his bout this weekend at ECC in Halifax. Chester was a nine year veteran of the sport and all around good guy, good luck!
  • I’m going to give everyone two pieces of advice  1) The Zombie Apocalypse is coming 2) Nick “The Ninja of Love” Denis is the only one that can save us.  Please help Nick Denis get the chance to stop the invading Space Zombie force that is coming by voting him into space through this link.  He will not negotiate with the undead!

  • Matt Veal’s upcoming US fight has been cancelled.
  • Make sure you check out Krzysztof Soszynski in the movie Tapped coming out this year. Also appearing in the movie are Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. Tapped is about a teenager who enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents. The movie also stars Michael Biehn who played Kyle Reese in Terminator.
  • I’m hearing Stephane Patry is looking for investors for Instinct. The big drop in attendance after the first show has made money tight. MMA just ain’t what it used to be in Quebec. 
  • But that that little tidbit about Instinct hasn’t kept Stephane Patry out of the MMA game. He’s back managing fighters again, signing his first prospect Remy Bussieres to Bellator deal.
  • I thought Havoc’s 2nd show was supposed to be in March, well it’s now set for June 7th.
  • Update:  Sometimes you have to admit when you are incorrect.   Despite my sources claims, the Calgary Combative Sports Commission has no contract with the Penhold Commission nor is Shirley Stunzi the acting head of that commission.  Running one commission (CCSC) is more than enough work!

19 Responses to “ Canadian Rumour Mill – February 18 ”

  1. harry balls says:

    Bosse Desilets shoulda happened years ago. I’m there….

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  2. Demitri (trev) says:

    I am definitely going to watch Bosse va desilets! Which venue?

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  3. anthony says:

    Gavin Tucker – we need your help getting MMA to St.Johns Newfoundland. Second biggest city in Eastern Canada and Newfies, as you know, love MMA.
    ECC needs to come to St.Johns and have Gavin headline the card vs. Romero.
    Cmon let’s work to make this happen.

    It’s time for MMA to explode in Newfoundland. There are a lot of hungry guys, young and old, putting the work in and waiting the opportunity.
    The only problem is having to leave the island for fights. We got guys fighting amateur for Cage Rage in Halifax (run by a bunch of coke heads) that gotta pay out of their own pockets to go fight. They do it because they’re hungry and want to fight..A lot of guys in st.Johns that want this.

    We need the MMA communities help to get this thing going

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  4. Robin Black says:

    That’d be awesome to see Anthony.

    Good luck man.

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  5. anthony says:

    Thanks Robin. Any help would be appreciated, to get the word out that NEWFOUNDLANDERS want MMA in our province in 2013. This is the year to get it done.
    God bless

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  6. Teddy Ash says:

    If there was a card put on in newfoundland i would love to fight on that card, all my family is in newfoundland including my parents.. that would be a sold out house forsure, newfies love mma and if there was a live event there they would be all over it!

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  7. top quality says:

    afc cancels again??????????????

    low budget

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  8. Gossip Queen says:

    Update: Sometimes you have to admit when you are incorrect. Despite my sources claims, the Calgary Combative Sports Commission has no contract with the Penhold Commission nor is Shirley Stunzi the acting head of that commission. Running one commission (CCSC) is more than enough work!

    Apologies on behalf of Top MMA News for the mistake.

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  9. Rob says:

    I’d like to know when Jesse Ronson, John Fraser and Josh Hill are fighting next. Anyone?

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  10. mark says:

    MMA Newfoundland!!! Needs to happen.

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  11. cj says:

    i would like to know that too Rob, somebody please get these top guys a fight

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  12. Jeff Harrison says:

    Ronson vs Campbell for LW title would be a crazy scrap! BOth have crazy striking and crazy chins!

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  13. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    That would be an awesome fight!

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  14. Shane BTP Mountney says:


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  15. Robin Black says:

    Those two lunatics would probably enjoy beating the crap out of each other.

    What an awesome fight that would be.

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  16. George says:

    @top Quality i dont see AFC as low budget , they are the fastest growing MMA promotion in Canada, just seems like some of the guys in the company are better organized then others i.e..(Calgary & Victoria)

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  17. P.J says:

    NF MMA. Newfie Ground -n- Pound By’s

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  18. curious george says:

    Gossip Queen, rumours are always half truths, no?…/Jan_28_2013_Council_Package.pdf

    The Town of Penhold, still sees the Calgary Chair, and the ring general she hires for mma events (Dale K.) “as key to their commission’s success”. Whatever that may mean.

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  19. MMA Fan says:

    Don’t hold your breath with Dave Hale..lots of talk but no action..Should of stayed with the boys from Iron TIger…he said he wanted to fight MMA and that was 5 years ago, maybe longer…and still he hasn’t fought and I bet he never will. Just sayin..

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