David Loiseau served as the figurehead of HCF. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Calgary-based Hardcore Championship Fighting has reportedly gone out of business according to recent comments made by promotional CEO Keith Crawford.
The news comes from Sherdog.com, which was informed by Crawford that the organization had been forced to fold after a potential sale to Canadian television network The Score fell apart.
Crawford believed that the promotion, which had essentially overtook TKO Championship Fighting as Canada’s premiere mixed martial arts show after signing a slew of big-name fighters over the past year, expected HCF to move into contention to become MMA’s next big company with the move.
An official announcement regarding the purchase was expected to come at some point this weekend, when Crawford and company were slated to have held their latest show, which based on the fighters rumored to have been participating, would have been the organization’s biggest showing to date.
The fates of those fighters under contract with HCF are unknown at this time. Crawford has also mentioned that he and business partner Dave Houshiar will continue promoting inside the sport, but as separate entities.
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