Goodridge Experiencing Problems With MFC

Gary Goodridge stops Jan Norte with strikes at K-1 Hero’s 8 in March 2007. Photo courtesy of FEG.

A little more than a month after signing a multi-fight deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship, Gary Goodridge is already experiencing problems with the organization, specifically it’s owner, Mark Pavelich.

Goodridge expressed his discontent in The Fight Network’s latest “Great Fight North” column.

“I’m having such a problem with Pavelich that I’m not even sure that I ever want to fight for him,” Goodridge said in the article. “He reminds me of an ex-wife. With all the problems that I’m having with this asshole, he will be lucky if I show up there and I fight.”

The biggest problem between the two circles around the fact that Goodridge is currently scheduled to compete twice, against Eric Esch in Yamma Pit Fighting’s co-main event on April 11th and then against Tony Lopez at a King of the Cage event a week later, before his MFC debut.

Goodridge also mentioned that he’s also contemplating accepting a fight with the Korean Martial Arts Federation later this month, creating a very busy schedule for someone that had previously fought sparingly in mixed martial arts over the past few years.

With frustration setting in, Goodridge is now expressing interest in backing out of his contract with Pavelich and company, a move that would be a huge blow to an event where Goodridge’s participation is being heavily advertised.

“I’m so frustrated,” Goodridge said. “I’ve fought everywhere in the world, and I really wanted to fight at home because I wanted to fight in front of my kids. Pavelich is an idiot; he’s hard to deal with, and I’m at the point that I want out of my contract.”


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