Canadian Rumour Mill – October 7, 2013
Well…that was an entertaining weekend of MMA. Once again, the Maximum Fighting Championship put on a night of exciting tilts that showed they are still on top of their game. I would also like to recognize the debut efforts of LAMMQ who made their debut in La Belle Province this weekend. Promoting is a difficult game. Thanks to both promotions for their efforts!
- I’m hearing from my sources that Alex “The Domican Nightmare” Garcia will be signing and appearing in the UFC shortly.
- Will newly crowned MFC HW champion Anthony Hamilton’s first title defense be against Chris “Beast Boy” Barnett, the man who was originally supposed to fight Smealinho Rama ?
- Kurt Southern injured his hamstring during in his MFC victory over Jonatas Novaes and will be sidelined for about a month.
- Speaking of Kurt “The Hurt” Southern, his rematch with Novaes was a MFC LW Title eliminator. I’m curious to see who the MFC puts up against Southern for the title, as it seems like Graham Spencer has no plans to defend it and will continue fighting just at Featherweight.
- MFC 39: Outrage – January 31st in Edmonton. Look for Graham Spencer, Sam Alvey, Mukai Maromo, Dwayne Lewis, Luke Harris, and Smealinho Rama to fight on the card.
- Why did Cassie Crisano not fight Valerie Letourneau at LAMMQ? Crisano said that she had issues with selected officials that she found “personally degrading…and went against my personal beliefs of how an individual competing in a professional organization should be treated.” Well, LAMMQ sources have told me that Quebec requires women to wear a cup to fight and Crisano did not know this. The only type available to wear was a men’s cup and Crisano refused and withdrew from the fight.
- Wreck MMA has moved the date and location of its next event. Next event will be on January 24th at the Guertin Arena.
- WSOF 7 will have Dwayne Lewis take on Kalib Starnes as well as have Michael Hill, Matt Baker, and Shawn Albrecht appear on the show.
- Curious here… will Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis be appearing for both WSOF and MFC?
- World Series of Fighting Canada will be in Montreal in March of 2014.
- Justin Sander is taking on Tolutomi Agunblade (5-1 amateur) at KOTC “World Amateur Championships” on October 19th.
- “King John” John Vernaus is putting on a boxing show in Winnipeg on October 12th and Nick Penner is scheduled to fight on the show. He will take on Tyrone Gibson (1-4) in a Heavyweight bout whom, unless I’m mistaken, is the same guy he fought and defeated on a King John card in 2008 in a MMA bout. Still no word on the two MMA fights scheduled for this card.
- Looks like Curtis Demarce is really pissed at the MFC and it sounds like he will not fight for the promotion again. He says the MFC “LOST A SOLDIER”.
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.