Canadian Rumour Mill – July 22, 2013
We have officially hit the dog days of summer for MMA. Now that the Xcessive Force Fighting show is done, there are only two more left this summer: Fivestar and Challenge MMA. Can’t wait for September when the sport starts heating up! Enough chit chat; on to the rumours!
- Juicy rumour to start things off! Are Aggression Fighting Championship and World Series of Fighting looking to work together on Canadian shows? I’m hearing some strong rumours on this.
- Also AFC brass have been poking around Thunder Bay with thoughts of holding a show there. Very early talks though.
- Did Steve Bossé pull out of his scheduled Challenge MMA bout with Victor Valimaki because he wanted to take the summer off or is it because he’s close to signing with a major organization? Rumours are also swirling that “The Boss” is looking to drop to 185lbs.
- Erin McDougall was submitted by armbar 34 seconds into the second round of her bout with Dana Schaffer last weekend.
- Kurtis “The Hammer” Higgins makes his return at Unified MMA 17.
- Muay Thai and Kickboxing legend John Wayne Parr will be heading to Tristar in early August for two weeks to work with GSP on his striking for St. Pierre’s upcoming title defense vs Johny Hendricks! Also look for John Wayne Parr to be in GSP’s corner at UFC 167.
- Cubicle to the Cage will debut on RadX channel in September.
- Coach Brad Wall is taking fighters Jarod Milko and Alain Hernandez with Cord Crowthers to represent Canada in Brazil to compete at an October 5th event in Porto Alegre City (Rio Grande do Sul).
- Oh No! Josh Machan is off of the same Havoc FC 3 card due to injury and Adam Lorenz is now looking for a new opponent.
- Rumble in the Cage 48 will be October 26th in Lethbridge.
- 4x World Kickboxing Champion, James “The Falcon” Kouame (1-1 MMA) will make his One FC debut as he takes on former All-American wrestler Jake Butler (2-0 MMA) on September 13th in Indonesia.
- Former Stampede Wrestler The Pitbull Kid is behind the latest effort to bring MMA to Medicine Hat. Dennis Herrmann is running the KOTC: A New Dawn show.