Canadian Rumour Mill – September 9, 2013
Our thoughts are with Matt Grice this week as he was rear ended in a car accident. The UFC athlete is in the fight of his life in intensive card after undergoing brain surgery. Let’s hope he pulls through this terrible injury!
On to the rumours:
- Woah!!! WSOF and AFC deal may be off. Lots of rumours are swirling about on this deal. You never know what is going on behind closed doors, but I’m hearing it’s on the rocks! Depending on the World Series of Fighting deal happening or not, we may or may not see an Aggression show on November 22nd in Edmonton.
- Straight out of the Matrix people… Identical results for Austin Ryan vs. Robert Nelson two bouts… crazy, what are the odds of that!
- Chad Laprise is taking on Jimmy Donahue of St. Louis at Provincial FC and will look to improve to a perfect 8-0!
- Fivestar staple Jon Ganshorn is retiring from MMA.
- Peg City Massacre will be held on October 12th in Winnipeg. Steve Roy, who was scheduled to appear on the Rumble on the Rez card, will now fight on a Boxing/MMA card! I told you a while ago that Nick Penner will also be boxing on this card.
- Next Havoc show… December???
- Next Battlefield show…Penticton???
- “The Prince” Smealinho Rama and Craig “War Dog” Hudson are teaming up for the second time as “War Dog” will take a long off leash walk to Calgary and join Rama’s camp as both fighters prepare for their respective title fights!
- No Prestige MMA this year :(
- Caged Rage is coming back to Castelgar, British Columbia! Unfortunately the show will be an all amateur show due to a large security bond, licensing costs, and associated higher costs of the new BC commission.
- Elmer Waterhen will be defending his KOTC Canada Middleweight Title in Cold Lake in November!
- Jason Saggo, Ricky Goodall and Matt MacGrath are looking for you help via Fund a Fighter page to cover costs of getting to TUF: Nations tryouts. Also Mike Hill is looking for some support via Fund a Fighter to make it to Brazil for some training! http://fundafighter.com.
- James Mancini may get right back into action with a potential bout in Pennsylvania September 20. Bad Slamma Jamma!
- Elite 1 MMA’s next show will be in late January.
- Big congrats to Lee “The Gladiator” Mein who received his BJJ BlackBelt from Roy Harris! Oh yea, he’s on twitter now too… @lee_mein
- Randa Markos is going stateside! It sounds like Randa will be showcasing her talents for all to see on an upcoming Invicta FC fight card.
- Justin Sander (155lbs) and Devon Smith (205lbs) will represent Canada at the KOTC’s World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas on October 19th. The show will be broadcast live on MavTV. Over 1000 applicants applied to be on the show, with the winners of this event getting pro contracts!
- Elvis Vukaj will take on Gary Kopas in a boxing bout in Calgary on November 9th.
- Xcessive Force Fighting Championship will return to the Tec Centre in Grande Prairie on December 14… Look for Ryan Machan and Rick Pfeifer to join hometown fighters Spencer Jebb, Cassian Alexy, William Carriere and Conrad Krzysztan on the card.
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.