Curtis Demarce Misses Weight; Did A Fight Last Weekend Contribute to the Miss?
Today at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Curtis Demarce missed weight. He showed up almost five pounds over the weight limit in what was to be his Featherweight debut.
The fight was also billed as his return to fighting after suffering severe injuries in a car crash a year ago, however, Top MMA News learned that Demarce fought last weekend in California. At Xplode Fight Series, Demarce defeated the winless Jordan Delaney (0-6) by Rear Naked Choke at 3:42 of the first round.
Top MMA News asked Curtis Demarce about the fight on Thursday, which was briefly posted on Sherdog. Sherdog removed the result following this reporter asking Demarce about the fight being listed on Sherdog. However, the play-by-play of his fight remains to be seen HERE. Demarce did not confirm or deny that he fought last week, but he did confirm he flew into town this week. As for the AFC, promoter Darren Owen stated that AFC did not fly him to Winnipeg and thought he was in town this week. He was unaware that Demarce fought last week.
Top MMA News requested the results from the California State Athletic Commission, however, this event occurred in a reservation, and it is unknown if the event was sanctioned by the CSAC. Top MMA News has not received a response to its email.
Top MMA News also asked Xplode Fighting Series if they had footage of the fight to view. They did not have the video yet, but responded, “We will. Just waiting for these videos to come in from our guy. As soon as we do we will contact you.”
An extremely upset Adam Lorenz decided to cancel the fight rather than fight Demarce, who weighed in at 148.5 pounds on his second attempt.
Top MMA News approached Demarce once again following the weigh-ins and he claimed he did not fight that fight and he had it removed from his record as soon as he was informed of it.
The Manitoba Combat Sports Commission was unaware of the fight. Having checked the fight databases and finding no suspension or record of the fight, there is no way they could have been aware of it. Manitoba does enforce a mandatory 14 day rest period between fights. If he did fight, Demarce could face a possible suspension.
Did he fight in San Diego, which is home to his Arena MMA training center? This all could be a horrible case of mistaken identity. It is could also be a case of horrible judgement on the part of Curtis Demarce.