Getting To Know… Elmer Waterhen

photo: Rob Trudeau

photo: Rob Trudeau

Name: Elmer J. Waterhen

Height: 6’2

Walking Around Weight: 193 lbs

MMA Competition Weight Class: 170 lbs and 185 lbs

Date of Birth: April 10, 1974

City Born In: Good Soil, Saskatchewan

City Currently Residing In: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

First Job: Ranch hand

Current Job:  Student and stucco and stone during the summer

First Car: 1979 Dodge Charger

Current Car: 1984 Ford Bronco

Favorite Movie: Land Before Time, Gone with the Wind, and 1979’s The Champ

Favorite TV Show: The Simpson’s and Storage Wars

Favorite Band/Singer: Meatloaf, Queen, and Elton John

Nickname, and How You Got It: Elmer “The Warrior” Waterhen from my manager

MMA Team/Camp: Way of the Dragon team Dave Mah

MMA Titles Held: Interprovincial, provincial, western Canadian, KOTC Middleweight and Welterweight, 13 numerous tough man titles

Elmer Waterhen lands a punch (photo by Jason Bouwmeester|TKO Photography)

Elmer Waterhen lands a punch (photo by Jason Bouwmeester|TKO Photography)

Belts Attained in other Combat Sports: None

Favorite UFC Fighter: Mirko Filipovic

MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: All the UFC fighters from 1993 to present and anybody that’s willing to step in there.

First Martial Arts Memory:  Taekwondo

First MMA Memory: Got knocked out

Greatest MMA Moment to Date: Winning my second belt for KOTC

Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: “Krazy Horse” Charles Bennett

Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered:  Victor Daychief and Rory MacDonald

Most Memorable Finish: Jeremiah Pocockl 7 second knockout and Jarrett Davis 6 second knockout

Cage or Ring: either or.

Embarrassing MMA Memory: Getting punched in the belly and passing gas

Funny MMA Memory: Tripping into the ring

Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): Left high kick

Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: Flying a kite

Favorite Food: KFC

Relationship Status: Engaged

Facebook Account/Fan Page: Facebook – Elmer J. Waterhen 


  • ‘It’s not how hard you can hit, it’s how hard you can get hit, and keep on getting up,’  Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 6.
  • All things are possible through God.
  • Big thanks to KOTC, WILD WEST SHOOTING, Rites of Passage Tattoo, Way of the Dragon, Outlaws MMA, Deikema Fight Club, Scorpion Drilling Alberta, Battle Chief Fight Wear, Fightgear, Tylight zone. Also Dave Mah, Ken from KOTC, Ian McWalters, Clint Diekema & training partners from all gyms. And a big thanks to the fans out their for support and my father in heaven, God.

13 Responses to “ Getting To Know… Elmer Waterhen ”

  1. Bdc says:

    One of the best

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  2. Totally forgot about the movie ‘The Champ’. Love his favorite sport outside of MMA.

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  3. Jay says:

    I saw Elmer and Victor throw down in North Battleford.

    Good times people.


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  4. harry balls says:

    I regret not getting to see him scrap.

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  5. Cody Rempel says:

    There’s still time… Cold Lake, June 6!

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  6. Cosmo Kramer says:

    Ya lets watch him thump Trent Thorne!

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  7. Robin Black says:

    Enjoy how ever many fights you have left Elmer.

    Congrats on an inspiring career.

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  8. Jay says:

    I also got punched in the face by David Mah that night.

    Not quite as much fun as watching those two warriors go at it.


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  9. Bobby Karimi says:

    Big fan of Elmer! Love watching him fight!
    Some of my favourite moments from Elmer’s career that I seen live are:

    KO of Pocock, awesome war with Gary Wright, 2nd fight with Brad Stewart, Davis KO.

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  10. AMLECF says:

    His fight with Aaron Bruce was crazy!

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  11. Bobby Karimi says:

    Oh yea, that was a great fight too. Forgot about that one.

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  12. Fighter says:

    I caught Elmer vs Zach Blaber in Yellowknife a couple years back. What a great fight.
    Very exciting,the cage was covered in DNA by the end of the match.

    Same night Bobby K won his fight then later ran around the hotel naked.

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  13. Big Win says:

    The man… the myth… the legend and he loves Land Before Time. How can you not love this guy!

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