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MFC Announces 'Power of Pink' Initiative

Ariel Shnerer / October 15, 2012 - 4:44pm

The Edmonton-based Maximum Fighting Championship is joining the fight against breast cancer at MFC 35: Explosive Encounter on Oct. 26.

The organization is launching a "Power of Pink" Initiative, wrapping the ring ropes in pink tape and debuting a new MFC logo with a pink ribbon. In addition, fighters will have pink tape on their gloves, while other MFC staff also wears pink accessories, including neckties.

Full press release below:

The Maximum Fighting Championship will be proudly supporting the fight to end breast cancer at MFC 35: Explosive Encounter.

The "Power of Pink" Initiative will take place on Friday, October 26 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

"Unfortunately, cancer has touched someone in everybody's family, and breast cancer is especially heartbreaking yet the fight of those ladies battling this disease is truly inspiring," said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.

"The MFC would like to show its support in whatever way we can and showcasing pink on fight night is just a small measure of our sentiment."

The MFC will wrap two of the ring ropes in pink tape as opposed to the usual white, a new MFC logo with pink ribbon (pictured above) will be on the ring mat, and fighters will sport pink tape on their gloves. MFC staff will also be wearing pink accessories such as neckties during fight night.

"To help make an even bigger statement, we're encouraging our fighters to wear pink during their walkout to the ring and to put the pink ribbon on their sponsorship banner," added Pavelich. "More pink means more support and awareness, and hopefully, one day a cure."

MFC 35: Explosive Encounter will air live on AXS TV Fights throughout the United States on Friday, Oct. 26 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). The main card will then air on tape-delay on TSN 2 throughout Canada.

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