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Price is wrong

Fighter quits, blows big opportunity at MFC 24

By MFC Staff

Chris Price has blown has his shot at making a name for himself in the MFC, and at the same time, likely torpedoed his entire career in mixed martial arts.

The light heavyweight was supposed to make his organizational debut at MFC 24: Heat XC but after several issues regarding his passport arose, he has now backed out of his fight against Nick Penner completely. In fact Price told one half of his management via text message that he was finished with fighting all together, apparently stating "I'm done. I was never that good in the first place."

With Price backing down and immediately being released from his multi-fight contract with the MFC, Maximum Fighting Championship officials have approached heavy-handed Aron "The Poster Boy" Lofton to take on Penner (9-1). A final decision on that potential matchup should come within the next 24-48 hours.

Price had initially run into passport problems in reference to substantial amounts of child support he owed to his wife. The pair had split up with his wife filing for child support, but then got back together thus erasing the need for support. Though that issue seemed bypassed for the time being, Price continued to waffle on getting his passport right up until allegedly contacting his agent and flushing his fight career.

"It's embarrassing," offered one source close to Price. "The kid hung everyone out to dry and then didn't have the balls to call – he sent a text."

Lofton (8-3) won three of his first four fights in the MFC but is currently on a two-fight skid in the organization, having been stopped by Marvin Eastman at MFC 21 and then getting submitted via armbar by Roger Hollett at Heat XC 4.

170 SHUFFLE: Due to a torn ACL, Thiago Goncalves has been shelved for his appearance at MFC 24. The Brazilian black belt who trains in Vancouver, B.C., was looking to avenge a loss at Heat XC 3 to Corey MacDonald. Instead, Jesse Juarez will take the spot vacated by Goncalves and square off against Nathan Gunn. Juarez (12-5) won his sixth straight fight at MFC 23 when he bested Joe Christopher by unanimous decision. The Torrence, California, native trains under MFC lightweight champion Antonio McKee.