Earlier today (or late last night, depending on where you are), Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) CEO Mark Pavelich posted on his Facebook page that he intended to bring Canada's top MMA promotion to the US:
AMERICA Let us know were you think the MFC should do the first show in the U.S in 2012, some of the cities we are looking at, Houston, Boston, Washington DC , Hartford, Dallas. LET US KNOW. http://www.MaximumFighting.com/ Twitter: @MarkPavelich or @MaximumFighting Thanks MP
Pavelich has been asking fans and followers to give their input either by going to their website or via Twitter. You can also vote here on Bleacher Report and comment below to let your voice be heard.
As stated above, current US cities under consideration include Houston, TX., Boston, MA., Washington D.C., Hartford, CT. and Dallas, TX.
Some placed areas left off the list given include New Jersey, which has a longstanding history of hosting a number of top MMA events, and Ohio, who sanctions more events than any other state.
Also absent is anywhere on the West Coast such as California or Washington State, who have both hosted a number of major and regional events over the past few years.
The MFC has put on some of the best shows north of the border and is well known for developing new talent as well as being a home to well known fighters who have are looking to get back on track.
The last MFC event took place on 7 Oct., 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta where Ryan Jimmo (16-1) earned a unanimous decision victory over UFC, Strikeforce, and Pride veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (12-10) for the MFC Light-Heavyweight Championship.
Where should the MFC hold their first US show?
Their next event is scheduled to take place on 27 Jan., 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta. Antonio McKee (26-4-2) will be making his return to the MFC in a Lightweight Championship fight against Brian Cobb (19-6), who is coming off a big first-round TKO win over UFC-veteran Drew Fickett.
The MFC is one of the top MMA promotions in North America and their events can be seen live in the US on HDNet.