Photo courtesy of International Fight League.
The International Fight League was reportedly dealt a huge blow this week as it has abruptly severed ties with MyNetworkTV, which gave the promotion the distinction up until recently as being the only mixed martial arts show with a non-cable television outlet.
The news comes from The Fight Network, who confirmed with officials from the network this week that IFL programming would no longer be on the lineup.
This does not leave the IFL without a television deal however as they inked a deal with Mark Cuban’s HDNet earlier this month. The deal will have the network televise the IFL’s first three events in 2008, starting with their Las Vegas show on February 29th, which features a total of three title fights.
Still, the fact that HDNet only reaches around eight million homes while MyNetworkTV could be seen in 95% of homes in North America is a huge hit to a promotion that has fallen on hard times ever since it’s inception in 2006.
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