Canadian Rumour Mill – March 18
Let’s start this week off by noting something nice and positive! We all love BONUSES and Aggression gave them out at AFC 15 in Calgary. Fight Night Bonuses for AFC 15 went to: Michael Hill for Knockout of the Night, Jaret Evans with the Submission of the Night, and the Fight of the Night went to Matt Krayco and Aaron Armstrong. All the recipients received $500 smackeroos, with the bonuses being supplied by Build 360! Congrats gentlemen, well deserved!!!
On to the rumours:
- Mark Holst will fight Richie Whitson at Wreck on March 28.
- Alderic Keith and Ryan Ford are looking for support from friends, family, fans and MMA lovers like us to help them with their training costs, but they’ll also give back to you if you choose to “Fund a Fighter.” Backers that pledge certain amounts will receive some pretty cool items such as shout outs, autographed walk out gear, pics, and exclusive items. Take a look at both of their campaigns here.
Mr. Alderic “The Coroner” Keith – http://fundafighter.com/
Mr. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford – http://fundafighter.com/
- Josh Hill has been trying to stay active, but has had no luck! I have a whole whack of possible fights and fall out!
- Flies on the wall have told me that Hill is pushing for a fight with Chris Kelades of Fit Plus on the upcoming ECC show, but no response yet from the Kelades camp.
- Rafael Rebello, who was previously scheduled to fight the Gentleman, was called out. Rebello seems to be all up for taking on Josh and his sexy body, but southern US promotions aren’t too keen on flying in a Canadian boy when there’s a whole bunch Americans in America
- And to finish off this hunt for an opponent, Sirwan Kakai was approached as an opponent to fight possibly overseas in Sweden but once again no dice! UGH!
- Keep on Truckin Mr. Hill!
- A pretty sweet fight was just added to Hard Knocks 32 in Calgary… Ryan Machan vs. Jarod Milko plus Aaron Gallant will take on Mark Maruzs!
Ontario’s Hunky Poo, Elias Theodorou tweeted that he will be fighting Chris Dempsey as the main event bout on April 6th in The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, for Gladiators of the Cage.Update: Dempsey and his team backed out of the fight. Sorry Elias!
- Now that Wreck MMA is back from the dead with a show 10 days from now, Hybrid will no longer pursue a pro MMA event.
- “Mr. Nice Guy” unbeaten Eric Montgomery, who holds a win over Randy Turner, will step in to face Dimitri Waardenburg at WRECK MMA!
- Speaking of Randy Turner, his opponent for the March 28th show is out. Wreck is looking for a replacement. It could be Antonio Banuelos. What an awesome main event for for Ottawa/Gatineau fans if that becomes official!
- Bibiano Fernandes will return to action on May 31st fighting on One FC 9 in the Philippines!
- The Fight Network is no longer exclusive to Canada. The TV station has expanded their viewership to go global! FN has announced expansion plans to be broadcast in Europe (Portugal) and Africa (Angola, Mozambique). If you’re wondering what’s up with FN being shown in Angola and Mozambique, both of those countries used to be colonies of Portugal and have Portuguese as their official language.
- Devon Neville is calling out Robin Black! He didn’t appreciate Robin F Black talking “shit bout me” on “forums” with his friends!
- Rumour has it Xtreme Couture is planning a show in The Steel City of Hamilton on June 22nd.
- Possible barnburner alert! I’m hearing Joel Powell vs Alex Garcia at Challenge MMA! Also two great prospects look to battle it out as Jason Meisel takes on Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
- So Stephane Patry announced that Instinct will be back for 2013! Quebec needs all the MMA possible! Boy, that province sure is lacking in MMA compared to just 2-3 or so years ago. Let’s not even mention the days of TKO followed by XMMA and Ringside.
- Wondering why Sheila Bird is not in the UFC, Invicta, or Aggression Fighting Championship, or isn’t even going to head to “The Ultimate Fighter 18” tryouts? The reason is simple, Sheila is pregnant! Top MMA News would like to say congrats to Shelia and Brian Bird and hope they have a healthy baby birdie!
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.