Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – May 21, 2013


Gossip QueenI am going to start out this column with a big shout out to TJ Grant.  Anyone associated with Canadian MMA should be all a-tingle about his upcoming UFC 160 bout this weekend with Gray Maynard to determine who will fight for the UFC Lightweight title.  Go TJ!

  • So I guess there will be no Michael Imperato vs Tyler Davis fight at Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 2. The match up was agreed to in principle BUT the sticking point was the number of rounds. Davis wanted a five round title fight, Imperato wanted a regular three round bout. Neither would budge so NO FIGHT between the two, and now Ryan Brigham has stepped in to rematch Imperato. I think these guys have Half Wits contestants as managers!
  • The first event of LAMMQ will be on September 28 and, for the first time in the Quebec province, they will run a Welterweight tournament with the best young prospects. Eight men will fight for the Quebec Cup and a grand prize of $5,000. Look for an additional seven regular fights on the card to accompany the first round of the 170 tourney.
  • Ok, I don’t get the whole Jonathon Dubois situation! The guy got KO’d a week ago in Dawson Creek at Fivestar and now fights seven days later at Aggression in Victoria? I guess fighter safety isn’t a commissions responsibility. HMMM!
  • Someone get Big Win a Kleenex and make sure to wish Elmer “The Warrior” Waterhen a speedy recovery. Elmer has been forced to pull out of his scheduled June 7th KOTC Title defense after being hospitalized due to a lung infection he acquired after picking up doggy doodoo. This will be the first time in 10+ years that “The Warrior” has had to pull out of a fight!
  • First Super Heroes now Monsters! Georges St-Pierre will voice a character in the French version of Pixar’s Monsters University! INCROYABLE!
  • The “Sylvan Lake Strangler” Ryan Machan will next appear on Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 2 in Grande Prairie on July 20th.
  • BC Provincial Commission is about here and all the old guard was present for AFC at Bear Mountain Arena this weekend. Names like Bill Majlis, David Lea, Adam Ryan, Adam Zugec and Sarah Kaufman were all there. It seems everyone was anticipating the change to the provincial commission and were out in fine form to help the show go without a hitch. Great to see all these pioneers working together at keeping what they love going strong!

  • Fivestar Five League will hold their 7th show in the coal mining town of Tumbler Ridge, BC. The card will be a full amateur show of MMA and Kick Boxing.
  • Well I guess the pregnant teens at the Penticton Beach I talked about on April 9th were right. Fivestar has also announced their 8th show “Barefoot Beach Battle”! FFL 8 will take place in Penticton, BC on August 9th at the beautiful new Barefoot Beach Resort… and, yes, if you were wondering, you should wear your speedos… HECK YEA! The show is happening at the Beach on Skaha Lake! Some of the names of guys with beach bodies that are being thrown around for the show are Featherweight champ Shawn Albrecht, Matt Baker, Ryan Chiappe, Chad Freeman, Clay Davidson, Tim Hague, Light-Heavyweight champ Peter Nolan and Misha Cirkunov! Which way to the beach?
  • Shane “Shaolin” Campbell is currently down in Sacramento, California training with the likes of Urijah Faber, Duane Ludwig, and Chad Mendes at Team Alpha Male.  This is becoming a regular place for Canadians as Owen Carr and Graham Spencer also have made the trek south.
  • Casino NB in Moncton will once again host an Elite 1 MMA show. This time on September 7th.
  • Be careful in Mexico! MMA instructor Diego Hernandez, a Canadian, is missing after being apparently kidnapped in Puerto Vallarta. Here’s hoping everything goes well and Diego returns home safe!   Read more here.
  • Shane Campbell, Mukai Maromo, and Markhaile Wedderburn will all be competing at the K-1 World Qualifying Tour in Calgary on June 8th at the Century Casino. Campbell & Maromo in the K-1 Max division and Wedderburn at Heavyweight. Check out the promo video in which Campbell and Maromo are featured in.

29 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – May 21, 2013 ”

  1. give it up says:

    dubois is so bad..

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  2. Me says:

    Alex Garcia vs Christ Franck, Why? 2 completely different level of fighters

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  3. Keelan Smyth says:

    It would be awesome to see Shane Campbell fight in Glory vs all the best kickboxers in the world

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  4. Oilcity30 says:

    Davis brothers are highly overrated!!!

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  5. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    I know this won’t be a Canadian Rumour but guess who just signed with the UFC… Josh Barnett!

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  6. harry balls says:

    see how long before he pisses hot again.

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  7. OPT says:

    I wonder if Top MMA News will do a story on MFC vs AFC and whos the better promotion and why?

    That would be cool to see results.

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  8. Atom Tom says:

    Taking cheap shots at fighters managers is extremely unprofessional. This is meant for rumours not your unsubstantiated opinion of those you have never spoken with. Please do not pass judgement based on posts made by numerous different people. It is nothing more than trash talking when using an alias and damages credibility. Other than that, keep informing us on all up coming and potential fights or events

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  9. PUCK says:

    Shane looked good on “Enfusion” and was having a good fight agaist “Super Pro” untill he through that front kick and blew out his knee. I’m sorta confused as why he quite kickboxing? One would think he would have made a lot more money and be much more active? I would also love to see him fight in Glory as well.

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  10. chris says:

    alex garcia vs christ franck u said different level of fighters?? lol really who garcia beat ??
    record doesnt mean amything! will see when the cage door close on auguest 17!

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  11. Gunner says:

    Chris no offence but no one is superman but Garcia is 7-1 with wins over Tyler Jackson, Stephane Lamarche, Matt McGrath, Ricky Goodall who are all very game opponents and not one of them a given W for your record his only loss is tyo Seth Baczynski so not saying he is a different level from Franck cause honestly I know nothng of him but Garcia is definately one hell of a tough fight for any fighter at any level top or bottom on any given night

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  12. Gunner says:

    I guess that last comment was more directed towards the record means nothing case yes actually a record means everything whether you look at the wins vs losses or the who is on that record !!!! everything eventually comes down to one of those two things regarding records

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  13. Oilcity30 says:

    Lauzon get back in the gym. Christ Frank has got nothing on Tristar trained Garcia. Definitely think Garcia would be heavy favourite nothin against Frank but this is all Garcia !!

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  14. John Alessio says:

    i sign to fight and i get no love!! topmmanews

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  15. RickRoll says:

    Cant wait for Aug 9th FFL8 show where Tim Hague will call out Frank Mir to look good online but end up fight some guy who is making his pro debut or is 45 yrs old

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  16. Jamie Locke says:

    Who you fighting John?

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  17. Rino B. says:

    I know this aint much of a rumour, but always a popular site on TMN with a lot of looks – Trying to MATCHUP Female fighter Randa Markos Thomas in the next 2 months if anyone interested please email. Thanks

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  18. Fans of the game says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  19. Bobby Karimi says:

    Fuck that guy above!

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  20. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Yeah I second those comments BK!

    @ Jamie Locke,

    Think Alessio is fighting Tim Radcliffe, not sure who for though!

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  21. John Alessio says:

    im fighting Tim Radcliffe from the UK, JUne 29th for Global warrior challenge, live on ppv in US, Canada and UK

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  22. Joe Doerksen says:

    Good luck John.

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  23. Robin Black says:

    Ah, the internet.

    Where even a great, hard-working, polite, humble, talented, likeable human being with a great history of legitimate accomplishment like John Alessio can find the odd hater.

    Cheers to John Alessio.

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  24. Me says:

    Also Garcia just beat previously unbeaten and very tough Ryan Dickson. No offence to Chris for my first comment but Garcia is at a different level especially on paper. Don’t know why he would take a fight that don’t help his career. Even tho a long shot a loss would be horrible for him. I see Garcia winning tho first round sub.

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  25. Mike Russell says:

    What kind of terrorist hates on John Alessio?

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  26. John Alessio says:

    Thanks Joe!!!!

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  27. John Alessio says:

    Robin- your a gentlemen as well!

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  28. Jamie Locke says:

    Good luck John, go get a W and come back to fight in BC again! AFC Vancouver card?

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  29. John Alessio says:

    i have a feeling i will be signing something pretty cool real soon! :)

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