Out of all the MMA organizations in Canada, the best known is probably MFC. Not because they put on the craziest shows, but because their owner Mark Pavelich is always doing the craziest things. Whether he’s shit-talking the UFC or just throwing fighters under the bus by calling them drunks, bad fathers, or washed up, the stuff that comes out of his mouth is often more interesting than the fight cards he puts together.
Since we like to think of ourselves as connoisseur of outrageous behavior in MMA, it actually kinda saddens us to think he might be preparing to exit the scene:
Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship is apparently up for sale.
The show’s owner Mark Pavelich posted a short message to that effect on Facebook earlier, with an asking price of over $3 million.
“MFC FOR SALE 3.2 Million,” he wrote, not specifying a currency but presumably meaning either American or Canadian dollars.
Several hours later he posted another message, responding to queries about whether the show was in trouble or winding down, “Business as usual. Next show coming soon.”
MFC wouldn’t be the kind of company the UFC would be interested in buying, but there seems to be a glut of investors hanging around the sidelines of MMA right now eager to try and take an existing brand and turn it into the next #2 promotion in North America. Some idiots just bought ProElite, after all, and it’s nothing but a cursed brand with some questionable contracts. At least with MFC you get an active promotion with a TV deal and a built in live audience. The only question: is the hot headed Dana White wannabe included in the price tag?