Canadian Rumour Mill – March 24, 2014
Nice to see MMA on the rebound in Quebec and Ontario this year. Time for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland to step up and put on some pro fights as none are scheduled for any of these provinces so far.
- Smealinho Rama is out of his Battle for the Border bout with Tony Lopez. The Cranbrook, BC based promotion is now looking for a Welterweight to take on UFC vet Cody McKenzie in the main event of their April 12th show!
- “Ragin” Kajan Johnson will be fighting on the UFC 174 show in Vancouver on June 14th!
- Jesse Ronson will be breaking his UFC goose egg in July.
- Big rumour is TJ Grant will return to action on the Halifax UFC Fight Night card and take on Nate Diaz! The Forum will be crazy that night!
- TUF 19 will feature former MFC fighter Dhiego Lima on the cast that is coached by BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar.
- From the life isn’t fair department… Jesse Bongfeldt‘s UFC career is a draw vs Rafael Natal (5-3-1 UFC) and a loss to current UFC WW champ Chris Weidman, then get cut. I guess that’s life in the UFC.
- No WSOF Canada in Winnipeg on May 10 amid lots of financial rumours. Who knows what is fact vs fiction, but the show is not happening… Any WSOF Canada shows in the near future???
- Matt Baker is fighting Daniel Animal (4-3) on Jason Fight in Brazil on April 25th!
- Dwayne Lewis looks likely to face Clay Davidson on Prestige FC 5 at the Casman Center in Fort McMurray on May 16th! This will be D-Bomb’s first fight in front of his hometown fans! They will Rock the Casman! (Isn’t that a Clash song?) :)
- Bibiano Fernandes is fighting Masakatsu Ueda on One FC 15 on May 2nd in a bantamweight title fight!
- Kurt Southern is taking his training to California and holding a camp at Team Alpha Male!
- According to Mark Bocek, right now Georges St-Pierre is training even more than some fighters who have fights coming up. He told Submission Radio Australia that GSP is “training like crazy” and it is like a “no pressure zone again where it’s pure addiction and pure enjoyment” for Georges.
- Mark Holst will be once again competing in Muay Thai and main eventing Lion Fight 15 in a bout versus Cosmo Alexandre at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on May 23rd. The card will be shown live on AXS TV!
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