Fickett Returns to MFC, Says he has turned life around.

By The Canadian Press

It was only a couple of years ago that Drew Fickett was at the top of Maximum Fighting Championship president Mark Pavelich‘s naughty list.

Pavelich went ballistic when he heard Fickett planned to appear on a June 2008 Strikeforce card as a late injury replacement. Fickett was due to compete in the MFC at the time and his contract stated he could not fight for anyone else within five weeks of his MFC bout.

What followed was a colourful Internet trail of alleged voicemails and forum postings from promoter and fighter.

Suffice to say, the former UFC fighter from Arizona did not appear on either the Strikeforce or MFC cards.

Fast forward more than 30 months and Fickett (40-13) is being showcased in Friday night’s co-main event of MFC 28 at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alta. (HDNet,. 10 p.m. ET).

All is forgiven.

“We had a brother’s quarrel,” said Fickett. “We’re fine. He’s my kind of guy.”

Pavelich has also let bygones be bygones, although a January story on the MFC website calls Fickett signing a multi-fight deal with his organization “one of the most astonishing turn of events in the history of the Maximum Fighting Championship.”


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