It’s been a few days since Mark Pavelich took to Facebook and Twitter to sell his company: Maximum Fighting Championship for a cool 3.2 mil (or best offer?). After attempting to reach out to MFC, MiddleEasy has been met with a wall of extremely polite Canadian accents informing us that Mark isn’t speaking right now and yes, it’s all real. MFC is for sale.
Interestingly enough, Pavelich’s announcement comes on the heels of a press release we received just days prior, informing us that Canadian promotions Armageddon Fighting Championship and Aggression MMA have joined forces in order to watch each others backs. Canada style. Last weekend they had their first co-promoted show and none other than ex MFC regular Ryan ‘The Real Deal’ Ford grabbed the vacant Aggression welterweight title with the possibility to unify championships against a top Armageddon opponent in the future.
This isn’t to say the news of the MFC sale didn’t hit every single one of us upside the head like a Pancrase palm strike. We took to the phones to briefly get Moin Mirza, the co-owner of Aggression MMA’s take on the possibility of scooping up MFC en route to dominating the Canadian MMA scene.
“My first reaction is, ‘Wow.’ If it’s legitimate, then it’s pretty shocking. Obviously, Mark’s been involved in MMA up here in Canada for ten years, so him and his family deciding to sell MFC, whatever the reason, is hard to believe.”
“Being businessmen, however, we are always interested in looking at potential opportunities. Our purchase of The Fight Club has worked out well for us, so this may be worth looking into, as long as it makes sense from a legal and financial perspective.”
With Pro Elite rising like a phoenix from the ashes and this Canadian power struggle developing, the battle for the great white north is starting to resemble an episode of Game of Thrones. What happens next?