The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

April 26, 2011 13:00 ET

The Forzani Group Ltd.: UFC Fighter- Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Autograph Appearance at Athletes World, Vaughan Mills

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - 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 UFC fighter Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua to its Vaughan Mills store on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm.

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua's appearance at Athletes World is a sponsored event by Bad Boy. Bad Boy is a label carried in all Athletes World stores.

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world and winner of the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix. Born in Curitiba, Brazil, he began his martial arts training with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the course of his career, Shogun has defeated five different UFC champions. Shogun now maintains his own training camp made up of the best MMA, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, and Wrestling trainers in Brazil at the Universidade Da Luta (University of Fighting) in his home town of Curitiba, Brazil.

Bad Boy provides martial arts athletes with the most innovative, high quality, performance products designed to benefit the athlete in both training and competition. Bad Boy supports the sport of MMA and the lifestyle associated with MMA so that the world can appreciate the skill, intelligence, desire and dedication demonstrated by these world-class athletes.

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, Sport Mart, Athletes World, National Sports, Sports Experts, Intersport, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, The Fitness Source and S3. 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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