Cayman local’s Mixed Martial
Arts scene should get ready for star power next weekend. On Saturday June 12
UFC superstar Kenny Florian will be teaching two seminars in Grand Cayman
courtesy of FAST Defence Cayman. This is the first time a vaunted UFC star has
taught in the Caribbean.
FAST Defence guru Bob Daigle
spoke about the latest developments with the seminar.
“We are pleased that the
business community has stepped up and supported this event,” Daigle said.
“Recently Lisa Ebanks from Villas of the Galleon has agreed to provide
accommodations for Mr. Florian and special guest Peter Welch. Peter is not only
Mr. Florian’s boxing coach he trains the UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar
on a regular basis and was the “Ultimate Fighter” Tv shows boxing coach for two
“Lisa has even agreed to
sponsor two students for these two popular seminars. I encourage any local
child, male or female, between the ages of 16-19 to contact us at
[email protected] and write a short e-mail stating why he/she wants to
participate in these historic seminars.”
The seminar is gaining steam
in the media as Cayman 27’s Daybreak morning talk show will feature a
discussion on Tuesday June 8th at 7:00am focusing on the seminars and the list
of prizes that will be given out. Daigle and a representative from one of the
major sponsors Hard Rock Cafe plus Anthony Ebanks representing sponsor Coldwell
Banker will be special guests.
Mr. Florian is slated to
make an appearance at Aqua Beach just prior to UFC 115 to meet his fans and to
sign autographs from 7:30pm-8:30pm on June 12. At that time the FAST Defence
team will be giving out over $1000 worth of prizes. Daigle went on to say plans
are in place to promote Cayman MMA abroad.
“We are working with Delta
Airlines on organizing a group rate to fly to Boston to support Florian as he
fights on the co-main event at the Boston TD Garden for UFC 118 on August 28.
If you are a big UFC fan and interested in travelling with us we plan on
leaving Grand Cayman on Thursday August 26 and return on Sunday August 29. Our
goal is promote the Cayman Islands at this huge event in Boston. If you are
interested please contact us at caymanmma[email protected]
“We would like to thank the
following sponsors for their support. If not for their help this historic event
would not be possible. Delta Airlines is providing the flights, Villas of the
Galleon is helping with accommodations, Grand Limousine Services is providing
transportation and the Cayman Island Sports Association is providing the George
Town Boxing Gym as the Venue. We would also like to Thank Cayman distributors
“Bud Light” Hard Rock Cafe, FAST Defence, Cafe De Sol, Pure Heath, Red Bull,
Aqua Beach, Blue Water Beach Water Sports and World Gym.
“If you want to learn Mixed
Martial arts we invite you to attend the Muay Thai “Kickboxing” seminar from
10am-12:30pm on Saturday June 12 as well as the BJJ seminar at 1:30pm-4:00pm on
the same day.”