Semi-Pro? Really Come on Guys!
This is from their latest blog entry:
Check out the Feb 17th entry:
Semi-Pro circuit! Hybrid MMA! Really come on guys! I have never heard of semi-pro mma. It's amateur or pro! That's it! Please don't get me wrong, it's great that there is Hybrid MMA here in the Ottawa Area. Naturally the patenaudes want to brag bigger and sucker in the poor naive person who has aspirations to become a professional fighter. EVEN on the Hybrid Combat Promotion website: http://www.hybridcombat.com/rules.html says that they are sanctioned by the quebec amateur boxing federation. If they are pro or even "semi-pro" as the patenaudes stated, Hybrid would lose their licence. I would be concerned if I was the promoters, that FSD posts stuff like this, other amateur organizations have had shows shut down for less stupid stuff. That would be too bad cause Hybrid MMA is a good local promotion. This is total BS on the patneaudes part to stretch to truth once again. This is what they do, they've done it in the past with their lineage and awards and they are doing it again. But now with the internet, people can research theses lies and sites like this, and bring the truth out.
Again, please don't take away from this young man who won the belt or his coaches who have trained him. He won, kudos. What the constant complaint that I have read here is that FSD stretches the truth and not swallowed some good old fashion humble pie.
This young man might go far, who knows, but as everyone knows bad management, publicity or anything else can ruin a fighter. It has happen before.
Ottawa is such a small MA community, that anything like this will make you look like a fool.
From everything that I have read here, FSD over the years have stretch the truth or plain out lied about things to add more fluff or credit to themselves to take advantage of the naive MA student, Thank god for the internet, buyer beware!
If they could only come clean with everything, websites like this wouldn't have mega threads about them.
BTW, Congrats to the young man, I was there, good fight.