From TKO President Stephane Patry:
First and foremost I want to take this opportunity
to thank everybody that was involved with this
incredible event. This was by far the best TKO show
we ever produced, and I am proud to say that right now
we have a great chemistry and the team I've been
dreaming of forever is in place. It's time for the
next step, and the next few TKO events will continue
to bring MMA fans nothing but the BEST MMA in Canada.
Special thanks, in no particular order:
TO ALL THE FIGHTERS: Your kind words at the post-fight
press conference meant a lot to me. I know this might
sound weird, but so far in MMA, the words you guys
had for me after the show have been my greatest
moment in MMA so far. These special words meant more
to me than ANYTHING else and I'm still very emotional
about it and it will always be a great moment to
remember for me.
MARC BRISEBOIS: My man, the man who stood by me since
day one. Thank you. It took us quite a while, but I
knew we would find the perfect chemistry one day, and
it took 17 shows, a lot of sweat and a lot of tears.
The sky is the limit right now, and I really want you
to know I would've never done it without you.
DAVID LOISEAU: Man, since day one, since day one...
You didn't get the explosive victory, the knock-out or
the fancy stuff on saturday night, but AGAIN you made
me proud. Let's face it, you are one of the major
reason why MMA is so popular over here. I'm proud to
be your manager but mostly, I'm proud of our
friendship. We went throught everything together and
that means a lot to me.
MATT ROCCA: You did a stellar job with these
interviews my friend. I've never seen ANYONE so well
prepared to work on the broadcast of a MMA event! You
came to the show with a BIBLE on every single fighter
fighting on the card! It's a great honor to work with
a professional like yourself.
MARK COLANGELO: You are one of the greatest addition
to the TKO team. You professionalism, your charisma
and the seriousness you bring to the broadcast with
your incredible knowledge of every aspects of the MMA
game just brings our broadcast crew to a whole
different level... You're also a great cornerman! ;)
JEAN-PHILLIPE ETHIER: Whatever I said about Matt Rocca
can be applied to yourself but on the french broadcast
team - WOW! Great Job!
YANNICK LOOF: You've been around for quite a while
too! First as a fan, then as a fighter in our proving
ground circuit, then as a sponsor and now as a member
of our french broadcast team. But most importantly
your full-time job with TKO as the Director of
Corporate Sales brings nothing but credibility to the
organisation. Let's rock'n'roll!
MARC, MATT, MARK, J-P and YANNICK: I know I said it a few
times saturday night but I couldn't help but to look
at the TKO table everytime I had a chance and to see
this professional group of hard-working, passionate
and competent people supporting me. This event will
always be very special for me... TKO is now born for
real - and that's because of you,