Maximum Fighting Championship
MFC statement on Hermes
June 10, 2011
Mayfield Convention Centre
Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
The Maximum Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of Hermes Franca as a fighter with the
An immediate search is underway to replace Franca who was slated to fight Drew Fickett on Friday, June
10 at MFC 30: Up Close & Personal. Fickett’s new opponent is expected to be announced shortly.
“Mr. Franca’s legal situation is a matter in the hands of law enforcement officials and soon to be going before
the courts and because of that there will not be any further comment on those allegations, but I have taken
immediate action to indicate that he is no longer going to be part of my organization,” stated MFC
Owner/President Mark Pavelich.
“We were informed about his arrest and pending trial, and as of 10:30 a.m. MT today, he has been released.
These are serious allegations that he is facing and I do not want the Maximum Fighting Championship
associated in any way with these matters.”
On top of legal difficulties that were revealed today, Franca twice fought outside of the MFC while under
contract with the organization.
“Mr. Franca breached his contract by fighting outside of the organization only 15 days after his bout at MFC
29, and then he fought again six days after that in Brazil and lost,” said Pavelich.
“I find his these actions to be incredibly disrespectful to my company and Mr. Franca is no longer welcome
as part of the Maximum Fighting Championship.”
- Press Release from the MFC
Subject to change