"People ask me how MMA got big in Canada and I say, ‘Are you kidding?!? You actually think Georges St. Pierre is the one that made it big?’ I made it big! There was no MMA before I was here. I made it. I. Me, me, and me. Me and my family. That’s it. And you know what? Before I’d never talk like this but I swore starting today I’m gonna shove it in everybody’s face. My family pioneered MMA in Canada."
Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) President Mark Pavelich, who will bring the "Rundown" to the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre on October 7 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, tells 5oz of Pain he wants a little credit for bringing the sport of mixed martial arts to Canada and making it popular long before UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre was able to influence the hometown crowd. While "Rush" is a three-time Canadian "Athlete of the Year," Pavelich has continued to bring Canucks a steady diet of MMA action since the MFC was launched in 2001. Let's hear from our Canadian fight fans, did you get into combat sports because of GSP or Pavelich? Or neither?