When the movie Warrior came out and featured a brother vs. brother matchup, it seemed like something only Hollywood could've thought of. Well, Hollywood and MFC president Mark Pavelich.
The MFC has announced through a press release (confirmed by The MMA Corner and other media outlets) that MFC 37 will feature a brother vs. brother MMA fight.
"Absolutely, undeniably, one of the craziest and most anticipated fights in MFC history," said Pavelich.
Mike and Thomas Treadwell will both make their professional MMA debuts against one another on the MFC 37 card. Not only are the two brothers, but they also even share a condo in Edmonton, Alberta.
“We’re taking brotherhood to the next level,” said Mike Treadwell, 30, who previously served in the Canadian Armed Forces and has a background in security.
“This is something we’re excited about, and I think people are going to be very excited to see,” added Thomas Treadwell, a 20-year-old speciality mechanic
One person who cannot contain their excitement is Pavelich.
"The moment I mentioned to just a handful of people that this fight was going to take place, their reaction was pure fascination and then instantly it turned to a state of unbridled enthusiasm to see it for themselves," said the MFC president.
Adding another wrinkle into this already crazy concept is the fact that another sibling, Russ, will be in Thomas' corner as he faces his older brother.
MFC 37: True Grit is scheduled to take place at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, May 10.