The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

June 10, 2010 13:37 ET

UFC Fighters- Nate Diaz & Pat Cote: Autograph Appearance at Athletes World, Metroplois at Metrotown

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) - 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 fighters Nate Diaz and Pat Cote to its Metropolis at Metrotown store on Friday, June 11th at 6:00 pm.

Nate Diaz and Pat Cote's appearance at Athletes World is a sponsored event by Ecko Unlimited, which is carried in all Athletes World stores.

Nate Diaz is a mixed martial artist from Stockton, California. Currently competing in the UFC, Nate Diaz has won titles in both the Welterweight (MMA) and Lightweight (MMA) divisions. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is affiliated with Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Pleasant Hill, California where he currently trains. Nate is well known as the winner of Ultimate Fighter Season 5 and has had many victories in Strikeforce, Pancrase, and World Extreme Cage fighting. His current MMA record is 12-5-0 (win-loss-draw). 

Pat 'The Predator' Cote is a Canadian MMA fighter from Rimouski, Quebec. Cote started training in mixed martial arts when he was part of the Canadian Army. Fighting in the middleweight division, Cote is the TKO Major League MMA champion. He is a former TKO Light Heavyweight Champion and King of the Cage Canadian Light Heavyweight Champion. His current UFC record is 13-6 (win-loss). Patrick Cote is currently training at Brazilian Top Team Canada in Montreal.

Ecko Unlimited is a full scale global fashion and lifestyle company that prides itself in fusing street, action sports, MMA and fashion into men's and women's apparel. Founded in 1993 by Marc Ecko with just six tee-shirt designs and a can of spray paint, the small company morphed into the cultural phenomenon it is today. Ecko Unlimited is proud to sponsor and support MMA as it reflects the lifestyle that we support and in turn creates experiences like no other. For info contact:

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, 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

Contact Information

  • The Forzani Group Ltd.
    Mary Chino
    Visual Merchandising Manager, Corporate
    (905) 946-5500 x 5310