World Series of Fighting to Debut in November; Possible NBC Sports Network Deal in Works

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grappler0000
8/28/12 3:17:33PM
The organization was recently granted a promoter's license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, paving the way for its first event later this year. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. MMAWeekly.com first reported the news.

According to Kizer, the promotion has requested to hold its first event on Nov. 3 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Kizer forwarded the official request written by WSOF official Keith Evans to MMAFighting.com and in it he states that the card will air on NBC Sports Network, formerly known as Versus. MMAFighting.com has confirmed with another WSOF official that the event will air on NBC Sports Network, however, attempts to confirm the news with the cable channel have thus far been unsuccessful.

No fights have been officially announced for the debut card just yet. According to the organization's Web site, familiar names such as Roger Huerta, Rolles Gracie, Thales Leites and Gilbert Yvel are on its roster...

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george112
8/28/12 3:20:53PM
A deal with NBC is a big deal.

I can't wait to see how this promotion pans out.

Hopefully we can finally get a legitimate big time UFC competitor.

However that will have a lot to do with the roster
DrivenDavies15
8/28/12 3:28:32PM

Posted by george112

A deal with NBC is a big deal.

I can't wait to see how this promotion pans out.

Hopefully we can finally get a legitimate big time UFC competitor.

However that will have a lot to do with the roster



This^ pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.
pmoney
8/28/12 5:02:32PM
The more televised MMA the better. I remember like 2006 or so, I'd be flipping through the channels and could find UFC on Spike, Pride reruns on Fox Sports (and latenight Strikeforce), EliteXC was on CBS, there was the IFL, Chuck Norris' promotion (WFL?), WEC on Versus, DREAM and MFC on HDNet... I honestly would love that many promotions on TV again.
shaneTpain
8/28/12 5:30:57PM

Posted by pmoney

The more televised MMA the better. I remember like 2006 or so, I'd be flipping through the channels and could find UFC on Spike, Pride reruns on Fox Sports (and latenight Strikeforce), EliteXC was on CBS, there was the IFL, Chuck Norris' promotion (WFL?), WEC on Versus, DREAM and MFC on HDNet... I honestly would love that many promotions on TV again.





This^ pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.
KingCmb
8/28/12 5:44:03PM

Posted by DrivenDavies15


Posted by george112

A deal with NBC is a big deal.

I can't wait to see how this promotion pans out.

Hopefully we can finally get a legitimate big time UFC competitor.

However that will have a lot to do with the roster



This^ pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.





this with less kimbo.....
frizzzlecake
8/28/12 5:49:20PM
Chris Barnett looks like a really fat Charles Barnett.

Jerome Le-Banner
Rolles Gracie
Tyrone Sprong
Gilbert Yvel
Good MW divison

I'll tune in.
Budgellism
8/28/12 6:15:30PM

Posted by shaneTpain


Posted by pmoney

The more televised MMA the better. I remember like 2006 or so, I'd be flipping through the channels and could find UFC on Spike, Pride reruns on Fox Sports (and latenight Strikeforce), EliteXC was on CBS, there was the IFL, Chuck Norris' promotion (WFL?), WEC on Versus, DREAM and MFC on HDNet... I honestly would love that many promotions on TV again.





This^ pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.



Bubbles
8/28/12 7:12:24PM

Posted by pmoney

The more televised MMA the better. I remember like 2006 or so, I'd be flipping through the channels and could find UFC on Spike, Pride reruns on Fox Sports (and latenight Strikeforce), EliteXC was on CBS, there was the IFL, Chuck Norris' promotion (WFL?), WEC on Versus, DREAM and MFC on HDNet... I honestly would love that many promotions on TV again.


I got a half chub reading that
pmoney
8/28/12 7:46:32PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by pmoney

The more televised MMA the better. I remember like 2006 or so, I'd be flipping through the channels and could find UFC on Spike, Pride reruns on Fox Sports (and latenight Strikeforce), EliteXC was on CBS, there was the IFL, Chuck Norris' promotion (WFL?), WEC on Versus, DREAM and MFC on HDNet... I honestly would love that many promotions on TV again.


I got a half chub reading that



I got a semi just thinking about it! I couldn't believe it when I started making that list, things were hella good back in the day. I'm sure things will blow up again soon
Gogoplatapus
8/28/12 8:31:15PM
I'd rather see NBC partner with Bellator and Spike. Hopefully this works out.
deck15
8/28/12 9:45:07PM
I really like the idea but the way bellator and ufc contracts work you wont see very many good fighters left for them to sign and make money with. Sure they can bring in some great up and comers but known fighters bring in the money and they can only lose money for so long.
Franklinfan47
8/29/12 12:50:06PM
First ive heard of this Interesting