Newly-formed Professional Fighters League is set to host its first-ever event on Friday night with a special night at Daytona International Speedway.
And just before the first punches and kicks are set to be launched, the Washington, D.C.-based promotion announced that it has partnered with American Forces Network (AFN).
The Professional Fighters League is honored to play a small role in helping to provide them an escape through our 2017 live competitions.”
PFL 1 will be televised live on NBCSN immediately following the Xfinity Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is getting into bed with Performance Inspired, the sports supplement company backed by Hollywood big shot Mark Wahlberg, who just so happens to have a minority stake in the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.
Much like the existing deal with Reebok — minus the fighter payouts — you can expect to see the Performance Inspired logo splattered across the Octagon on fight night and no doubt it will show up in various social media campaigns.
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“Inspiring people to be active and healthy is rewarding for me personally and the charity element of our business is an added benefit,” Performance Inspired Co-Founder Mark Wahlberg said in today’s release. “It’s one of the reasons we created Performance Inspired, as it’s all about giving back and helping athletes on any level maximize their true potential.
This seems like a strange way to announce something like this:
It doesn’t come as a big surprise, though, considering Kurt Angle’s return to the company and the lack of big legends for WWE to work with now that they’ve used Ultimate Warrior, Sting, and Goldberg in recent years.
The latter two led to a brief run on television in the form of multiple matches, and this will undoubtedly further speculation that Angle will be donning the tights once more.
Johny Hendricks reveals why he missed weight for his fight against Tim Boetsch
Johny Hendricks believes he has a valid excuse why he missed weight for his fight against Tim Boetsch this past weekend in Oklahoma City.
They know that I’m gonna bounce back and I’m gonna come back and the next fight is gonna be better for me.
Ultimately, Hendricks was charged 20-percent of his purse for the weight cutting infraction, which was then followed by a second round TKO loss to Boetsch the next night.
For more on The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale and UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and features a lightweight main event between Michael Johnson (17-11 MMA, 9-7 UFC) and Justin Gaethje (17-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The same group will serve as analysts for Friday’s UFC 213 weigh-in show on FS2, as well as the pre-fight and post-fight content on FS1.