The Fight Network Acquires MMAWeekly.com.
Toronto, CAN – April 28th , 2006 – The Fight Network Inc. announced today that it has completed it’s acquisition of MMAWeekly.com
“We are excited about this deal,” said Mike Garrow President of The Fight Network. “MMAWeekly.com is regarded by many consumers as the number one site for mixed martial arts news and information on the web and we are very pleased to welcome it into The Fight Network family of combative sports news outlets. The Fight Network is also committed to adding additional resources to MMAWeekly in the coming months to create an even richer media experience for MMA fans worldwide.”
MMAWeekly has been available online for over four years and reports on the latest happenings in the world of mixed martial arts. MMAWeekly.com also features a daily internet radio show, hosted by Ryan Bennett and Frank Trigg, one on one video profiles, fighter rankings and user forums.
MMAWeekly has conducted hundreds of interviews over the years with a who’s who of mixed martial arts fighters such as Ken Shamrock, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, and Tito Ortiz to name but a few.
“Delivering the latest news and inside information to our fans has always been key with us here at MMAWeekly,” said Ryan Bennett co-founder of the website. “This arrangement with The Fight Network allows us to take the MMAWeekly brand to a whole new level.”
One such initiative will be the introduction of a weekly television show called MMAWeekly that will air on both The Fight Network and online in the coming months. “The time has come where the sport of MMA needs a news and information show,” said Brian Sobie, Sr. VP of Programming at Fight Network. “I have the utmost confidence in Ryan Bennett, Scott Petersen and all of the contributors to MMAWeekly and that it will become a very popular show on the network.”
About The Fight Network.:
The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, radio and web. All three of these media offerings are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. Additional information on the company can be found at www.thefightnetwork.com.
MMAWeekly.com is a leading internet media and news company focused on the mixed martial arts segment of combatant sports. The company’s website of MMA-related information is one of the web’s top information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. www.mmaweekly.com
The company is headquartered in the Salt Lake City USA with additional offices in Toronto Canada.
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