Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – Canada Day 2013 Edition
Hope everyone had a great Canada Day and enjoyed their time with friends and family and some sweet fireworks! Now let’s start this week off with news that Harvey Panesar is running for council in Edmonton. The Aggression promoter will be running for Councillor in Ward 11 of Edmonton, Alberta. Also, big congrats to Isaac Hockley, promoter of Battle for the Border, who got engaged this Canada Day!
- Mike Kent is out of both AFC 20 and CFC 8 with a MCL injury. Marcus Vinicios steps in to fight David Loiseau in Calgary at AFC 20, no word yet on whom Joe Doerksen will now face.
- The Canadian HW ranks are thin and now I’m hearing that they may be, unfortunately, getting even thinner. Ryan Fortin is retiring from the sport due to injuries.
- Nick Ring is out of his UFC on Fox Sports 1 bout with Uriah Hall. Josh Samman replaces him.
- Kru Ash, Fabio Holanda, David Zilberman will be Patrick Cote‘s coaches on TUF. Also maybe someone like Carlos Newton as The Predator has mentioned that he’ll be bringing a Canadian legend on the show. Canada’s first UFC champion certainly qualifies!
- Now that Bill S-209 is passed and in effect, New Brunswick MMA looks to be growing. Promoters Ed Hoyt and Joel Arsenault have both separately expressed interest in holding shows in New Brunswick.
- Todd Stoute will look to get back on the winning track on September 28th.
- Add Alex Ricci to the list of boys trying out for TUF. I’m hearing Ryan Ford won’t be attending the tryouts.
- The Provincial Fighting Championships show in London, Ontario on October 26 is firming up. Promoters are looking to bring in locals like Chris Horodecki, Chad Laprise, and Jesse Gross on the show. Anyone willing to drive to London to take on one of these beasts?
- The K-1 World Max Final 16 will take place in Mallorca, Spain and Shane “Shaolin” Campbell will be one of the 16 men entering the tournament and vying for the K-1 Max World Title on September 14th. Good luck Shane!
- Nick Penner will take on Rob Nichols in a pro boxing bout.
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.