Thursday, February 28, 2008

MMA on CBS - Something NOT nerdy!

It's official MMA is now on network television. Pro elite Inc., the parent company of Elite Xtreme Combat, confirmed to day that they have signed a deal with CBS.

According to the press release, the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement that will show 4 live EliteXC events a year. The two-hour live events will be televised on Saturday nights.

"Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and a wildly popular entertainment vehicle for upscale, young adult audiences." Senior Executive Vice President Kelly Kahl stated.

Very few other details have been released on the deal.

EliteXC was created as a partnership with Showtime Networks in 2000. Showtime is owned by CBS.

2 comments:

Neil said...

Wahoo...Saturday Night Fights!! Get out the chips and salsa, brownies, M&M's and Coke...MUM

Busty LaRue said...

Speaking of fights....UFC at our place still?? We'll get the basement all cleaned up and ready if everyone promises to come over!