The Maximum Fighting Championship has added another force-to-be-reckoned-with contender to its rapidly deepening pool of lightweight talent.

A winner of seven straight bouts, Curtis “The Demon” Demarce has agreed to a new multi-fight contract, and the 22-year-old is eager to begin his climb up the ladder in the MFC’s 155-pound ranks.

“I’m really excited because this is exactly what I wanted to happen,” said Demarce of signing a deal with the MFC. “I had a long layoff that I needed because I had an injury but I’ve been ready to come back for a while and I’m very happy that I was able to come to an agreement to be in the MFC.

“I’m healed up and I’m ready to go. The MFC is an elite organization and I’m excited to see where I’m going to go. Whoever I’m thrown in against, that’s fine with me – I’m ready. The MFC has a lot of good guys now at 155, but I’m not worried about who I’m thrown in against. I’m excited to fight anybody.”

Demarce made a great first impression on the MFC in his organizational debut last September. In the first televised fight at MFC 26, the Brandon, Manitoba, product scored a tapout victory via triangle choke late in the second round over previously undefeated Tyson Steele. It was a victory that put Demarce on the map and earned him the runner-up spot on the list of the MFC’s 2010 Submissions of the Year.

The five-foot-eight lightweight has notched six career wins by submission – skills he has honed while training with The Arena MMA in San Diego alongside notables such as K.J. Noons, Dominick Cruz, and Jeremy Stephens. Demarce said he expects to head back to California to prepare for his next fight, and he’s eagerly eyeing two specific potential rivals who are going to face each other at MFC 28: Supremacy on Friday, Feb. 25.

“I know a lot of people have been talking about a fight between me and Kajan (Johnson). If that’s a fight the fans want to see, I’d be excited to do it,” said Demarce. “I’ve known him a long time. I think it would be exciting. We both try to finish fights and we’re both on a tear right now.

“I’d also like to fight Richie Whitson. That would be a really good fight.”

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