The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

November 09, 2009 11:51 ET

Sam Stout- UFC Fighter: Autograph Appearance at Athletes World, Vaughan Mills

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - Athletes World, the premier specialty retailer of footwear and apparel in athletic and street fashion (a corporate banner of The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL)), is excited to bring Sam Stout, UFC Fighter to its Vaughan Mills store on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00 pm.

Sam Stout's appearance at Athletes World is courtesy of Warrior Wear, an MMA major brand carried in select Athletes World stores.

Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout is a UFC fighter hailing from London, Ontario. Sam started out winning titles in kickboxing and Muay Thai, and made his UFC debut at UFC 58: USA vs Canada on March 4th, 2006. Sam's titles include: 5 time TKO World LW Champion, IKF North American Welterweight Kickboxing Champion, Canadian Muay Thai champion, North American Muay Thai Champion. His record in the UFC to date: 14-5-1 (win-loss-draw). Sam's next big fight will be at UFC 108, vs. Joe Lauzon.

Warrior International was founded in 2005 in Southern California as the popularity of MMA was just starting to take off. Warrior's first sponsored fighter and five-time heavyweight champ Tim "the Maine-iac" Sylvia put Warrior on the map in 2006 when he won the belt against Andrei Arlovski by TKO in UFC 59. Starting with a simple logo tee shirt, the company now carries men's, women's and kid's apparel as well as equipment and accessories. Warrior International – the new leader in MMA fight gear and workout wear.

"We are very excited to have Sam Stout appear at our Athletes World location in Vaughan Mills, courtesy of Warrior Wear. Sam has a dedicated fan base in Canada and especially in the GTA – we think the fans will be psyched for this chance to meet a great Canadian fighter face-to-face" says Mary Chino, Visual Merchandising Manager, Athletes World.

About The Forzani Group Ltd.
The Forzani Group Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Mart, Athletes World, National Sports, Sports Experts, Intersport, Econosports, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Pegasus, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, The Fitness Source, S3 and RnR. The Company also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners which can be accessed through its main website at

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