UFC isn’t the only promotion that can sign with FOX, African MMA is growing strong

There’s a 1000+ page thread on The Underground titled ‘Wisconsin bjj is growing strong.’ At first, it appeared to be somewhat of a meeting place for mid-westerners to discuss the merits of the scarce jiu-jitsu schools in the area, but now it has transformed into a slop fest for people to just drop ‘TTT for Wisconsin BJJ!’ inside the thread. At the moment, we know that African MMA is growing strong. Perhaps stronger than ever. Let’s just stay away from 1000+ page threads that no longer serve a purpose other than for people to crack Green Bay jokes.

This morning, EFC Africa press released the promotion has signed a broadcast deal with FOX to bring EFC to FX, making it the first African MMA promotion to sign a continent-wide broadcast deal. The show will begin to air every Friday in something called ‘Friday Night Fights.’ It will be a two-hour long package of some of the best fights from EFC, and most importantly it will replace Strikeforce as FX’s MMA solution. Of course, if you’re in any part of the globe besides Africa, your local FX channel will be the same. Sorry, no EFC for you. Here’s what the EFC president said about the deal.

“FX is a network that understands the power of MMA and recognises EFC AFRICA’s potential, and we are proud to partner with them on the most exciting sporting property in Africa. The Fox Group is home to the UFC and Strikeforce, and we are excited to join this powerful stable. A broadcast opportunity such as this has been our goal since EFC AFRICA’s inception and we are looking forward to expanding with FX as we both gain ground across the continent.”

If you ever find yourself on the African continent and in desperate need of MMA, EFC hosts live MMA events every eight weeks and their ring girls are pretty decent.

Published on August 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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