Maximum Fighting Championship’s owner/president, Mark Pavelich was on this week’s edition of Inside MMA where he alluded to some very big plans he has for 2009.
Specifically, Pavelich said that in 2009 MFC will be bringing it’s very successful promotion into the U.S. for the very first time. MFC is based in Canada and thus far, all of their events have been held within the Canadian border.
Pavelich, who is also the manager of UFC fighter, Jason MacDonald, has a good relationship with Dana White and understands the MFC’s role in the big scheme of things. In other words, they won’t be trying to come in with the intentions of going head-to-head with the UFC. On the contrary, Pavelich wants to continue working with the grain by keeping the UFC and Dana White as an ally. Let’s face it, that is anyone’s best bet at making it in this business.
Pavelich said he will be very surprised if the MFC is not the number two or three promotion in the world by the end of 2009. That’s some big ambition but as long as they stay in the good graces of the UFC, there’s really no reason they can’t make it happen.
The U.S. is in dire need of another large successful MMA promotion, especially with the recent demise of the IFL and Elite XC. If Pavelich can duplicate the success they’ve had in Canada, then they will be flying high. Their last eleven shows have all sold out.
Patrick Cote and Jason MacDonald are just two of the many UFC fighters who fought in the MFC.
The next Maximum Fighting Championship card is coming up on December 5th and is entitled MFC 19: Long Time Coming.