From the desk of Alex Caporicci
APEX: AUDITIONS & MMA CAMP SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 22ND IN MISSISSAUGA
APEX Championship Fighting is proud to announce the inaugural "APEX: Auditions & MMA Camp". This incredible event is scheduled for the weekend of April 22nd and April 23rd at will be held at the luxurious Radisson Hotel in Toronto-Mississauga. The "APEX: Auditions & MMA Camp" will consist of a two day training camp for all fighters interested in stepping up and becoming APEX fighters and/or for athletes who are looking for an intensive training regimen with some of the world's best trainers. (It is not required that you apply to be a potential APEX fighter to participate in the training session, but if you do decide to simply train with some of MMA's greatest instructors, your MMA Camp will officially end on Saturday night. As a bonus, some trainers will be available for private sessions on Saturday and Sunday.)
On Saturday April 22nd, all participants will be split into groups according to their respective weights and experience. Each group will spend the entire day training with various world class trainers. APEX is proud to announce that Carlos "The Ronin" Newton and Everton "Coach E" McEwen have been named the first two trainers for the "APEX Auditions & MMA Camp". More trainers will be announced shortly.
Carlos Newton, a former UFC Champion and multiple-time Pride veteran, has had a storied career in Mixed Martial Arts. He has fought all over the world having battled some of the biggest names in the sport, like Matt Hughes, Pat Militech, Dan Henderson, Renzo Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba. Newton is known for his technical wizardry and exciting style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, called Dragon Ball Jiu-Jitsu. An excellent standup fighter with unparalleled conditioning, Newton brings the total package of skill and experience and has proven he has what it takes to be a successful MMA Champion.
Everton "Coach E" McEwan is one of Canada's most highly regarded boxing coaches. Some of the big names McEwan has trained are former UFC Champion Carlos Newton, former heavyweight champion Donavan "Razor" Ruddock, current Heavyweight contender Art "The Polish Warrior" Binkowski, and recently retired former world champion Syd 'The Jewel' Vanderpool
As someone who has trained with many of the best boxing trainers in the world, Vanderpool considers McEwan one the elite. In a Ringside Report Interview, Vanderpool stated "I've trained with many famous boxing coaches but Everton McEwan is by far the best I have worked with. Every time I go into the gym he is showing me new things. It's very rare to find a coach who can do that over such a long period of time. Most coaches give you the same routine over and over again and you can get stale very quickly. Not with Everton, he is easily the best out there."
Saturday's sessions will also involve a "Lunch and Learn" seminar with the highly acclaimed Dr. Paul Biondich. Dr. Paul is the personal nutritionist and chiropractor for some of Canada's top athletes including former boxing champion Syd Vanderpool and former UFC Champion Carlos 'The Ronin' Newton. Dr. Paul will discuss the real truth about popular sports supplements for MMA, explaining which supplements are detrimental to MMA athletes and which are highly recommended. Participants will also learn about the latest in injuring prevention, sports medicine treatments (for common injuries suffered by Mixed Martial Artists) and the biggest topic of all 'how to safely cut weight for a fight'.
Sunday's sessions will be an official audition for each participant who is interested in becoming an APEX competitor. This will involve some light sparring, ground work and recorded interviews. The interviews will be conducted by the voices of APEX, "Showdown" Joe Ferraro and Gabriel Morency. Fighters who impress during the "APEX: Auditions & MMA Camp" could potentially be offered multi-fight contracts by APEX Championship Fighting with at least two lucky participants being offered the chance to fight in the next APEX Championship Fighting event.
During the entire training camp, participants will be evaluated by their respective trainers as well as a large team of evaluators including legendary manager/promoter, Monte Cox (who will also be scouting for talent for all his shows in the Midwest). Other evaluators include "Showdown" Joe Ferraro, APEX Matchmaker Alex Caporicci, Canadian National Olympic Tae Kwon Do coach Florin Fratean, the APEX team and some soon to be announced special guests.