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UFC Inks TV Deal in India

UFC Inks Four Year Distribution Deal with Multi Screen Media in India
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed a four-year distribution with Multi Screen Media in India. MSM is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television and will broadcast UFC programming on a new sports channel called SIX.

“When we went to India over a year ago, I felt the market held enormous potential for the UFC,” said UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta in the official release. “India has a long history of martial arts and traditional wrestling like Kushti. Indian athletes have also demonstrated world-class levels in combat sports as evidenced by the country’s 2008 Olympic medalists in wrestling and boxing.”

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According to Bjorn, Only Akihiro Gono Said Yes to Michael Chandler

Why Is Akihiro Gono Fighting Michael Chandler? Because He’s the One Fighter That Said Yes
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“There’s a balance, you get a guy and I’ll try to give you as straight forward an answer as I can, when you get a guy who is good as Michael Chandler and I think we can all agree that Michael Chandler should be among everybody’s top list at 155lbs in the world. When you get a guy that good, good names who are not currently engaged in a Bellator tournament or beholden to a UFC contract, are not jumping out of the gym to take that fight,” Rebney revealed when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio.
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“Absolutely no disrespect to Gono, he’s had a spectacular career and he’s been at the top level of this game. He’s not been on a great run as of late, but he did say yes, and he said yes with a lot of time to train, and he said yes with an amazing amount of enthusiasm for the opportunity, and one that could change the direction of his career,” said Rebney.

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