Thursday, April 16, 2009

Round 5 to release Jason MacDonald figurine; Lytle and Kampmann next?

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Round 5, the company best known for its popular line of mixed-martial-arts figurines, today announced it will produce and release a figurine of veteran UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald later this year.

No exact date has been determined for the release, which is the company's first Canadian-fighter figurine.

"Since we are based in Ontario, I am particularly excited that Jason MacDonald is the first Canadian to sign with Round 5," Round 5 President and Co-Founder Damon Lau stated in today's press release. "He is one of the most successful and popular MMA stars in the country and enjoys a strong following across North America."

Round 5 now releases a new set of figurines each quarter. The company previously announced it had reached deals with Fedor Emelianenko and Gina Carano, whose figurines will be released later this year. ( also today was told by a source close to the fighters that UFC veterans Chris Lytle and Martin Kampmann have recently inked deals with Round 5. However, it's currently unknown if their figurines will be released in 2009.

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