Canadian Rumour Mill – April 9
Elmer “The Warrior” Waterhen does it again! Wow, hopefully we’ll get to see a video of his 6 second KO of Garett Davis! Only one MMA show coming up this weekend and that’s way up in Yellowknife, so read up on this week’s gossip and news and keep us all entertained for the week!
- I’m hearing that the Aggression show that had been in consideration for Montreal, labeled AFC 19 has been delayed.
- MFC Middleweight champion Elvis Mutapcic has signed with the World Series of Fighting.
- So Xtreme Couture isn’t doing a June Ontario MMA show, but I’m hearing a different Toronto gym has stepped up and is planning to promote a June event with involvement from The Fight Network!
- Sounds like Invicta was the highest selling UStream ppv of all time! Nice to hear for Women’s MMA as well as for Kaufman and Budd who were both were victorious on the card!
- Tim Hague’s return to the cage versus Bobby Kalmakoff was a no go but that’s not stopping “The Trashing Machine” from returning to competition. Hague who’s called out a who’s who of MMA competitors in the last couple months, has now shifted his focus towards the giant man that is Ryan Fortin. Possibly in June or July for KOTC Canada???
- Hmm… speaking of a possible Hague and Fortin match up, I’m hearing that Ryan “The Vanilla Gorilla” Fortin, who’s been asking to fight Hague for several years, would have been more than happy to take on Tim Hague on May 10th in Dawson Creek for Fivestar Fight League, especially now that Karl Erickson has been forced to withdraw due to injury! Hague said ‘no’ so Craig Hudson stepped up!
- Who loves Beaches and Babes! I do and so do Cody Rempel and “Big Win” Don Wilson. Apparently, so does Fivestar. Some 90lbs weaklings and pregnant teens at the Penticton beach told me that Fivestar is trying to setup show there for a August at the beach! Which way to the beach?
- Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford has unfortunately gone from G’D UP to Laid Up! Ford had surgery to repair an injured right thumb after his AFC 17 fight. But don’t worry, he’ll be “puttin on for his city” soon enough and should be back to G’D Up form for July 5th as he goes for AFC’s Welterweight strap!
- D-Bomb vs Matrix!!! In a fight that’s been a long time coming, Two of Canada’s all time greatest Light-Heavyweights will finally do battle. One would think the two sluggers should have met in the MFC, but Victor Valimaki’s MFC run ended right around the time of when Dwayne Lewis‘ MFC run started. Now the two will finally meet at Prestige FC in Ft Mac on May 31st!
- Victor Valimaki seems to be taking this one quite seriously and is set to go train with the boys at Tristar to help him defuse the D-Bomb!
- Add Eric Wilson’s name to the list of TUF candidates! Wilson will be heading down to try out for the show, but in my opinion should have received his shot already, when he defeated Rolly Delorme!
- Way to go Cody Ries (2-0), Ries picked up quick wins in 7 days in Edmonton! (Unified & KOTC Canada)
- Craig “War Dog” Hudson will travelling to Calgary training and helping Smealinho Rama prepare for his MFC HW title shot against Chris Barnett and his aforementioned fight with Fortin.
- Chris Clements is recovering well from his injury and looks to be on track in his recovery for the UFC Toronto card this fall.
- Good news for Mitch Gagnon, he’ll be on the operating table to get surgery on April 22nd.
- Unified MMA is considering holding a Flyweight tournament later this year. Someone tell Sunny Sareen that Malcolm Gordon is from Alberta and looking for a scrap. Mike Banin, Eric Wilson, Mike Davis, and Gordon would make a great four man tourney of Albertan 125ers!
- It seems like we have a love triangle! Michael Karkula is dropping down to 145lbs looking to fight Tyler Davis at XFFC while Davis is calling out the retired Eric Perez for the same Grande Prairie event! Ha!
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email: email@example.com.