Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) is the Southeastern-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion dedicated to launching the careers of the next generation of cage warriors. MTV’s reality TV series “MADE,” now in its ninth season, follows the journey of young men and women hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream.
For the first time ever, MTV will film a young adult working to break into the Mixed Martial Arts – and XFC is the organization that will train, prepare and give this person his or her big break at XFC 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee’s 21,000 capacity Thompson-Boling Arena on April 18, 2009.
“Everyone from Snoop Dogg to Tony Hawk to The Game has appeared on ‘MADE,’ helping young men and women from all walks of life make their dreams come true,” said XFC president John Prisco from the XFC offices in Tampa, Florida. “With the explosive popularity of MMA, countless young athletes are aspiring to emulate the superstars they cheer and follow in this sport. We’re excited about partnering with MTV to share with the rest of America all the hard work, dedication, and unbreakable discipline it takes to succeed in the ultra-competitive world of steel cage combat.”
XFC is offering an open tryout to all young men and women hoping to break into the Mixed Martial Arts, and will choose at least one participant to train at its facilities and fight before thousands of fans at XFC 8 in April. MTV will film the entire process from start to completion. The show is scheduled to air exclusively on MTV in 2009.
John Prisco added that XFC’s coaches and trainers were assured that they’d retain the right to decide which participants will appear on MTV. “This was an important concession MTV made to us, but we wanted to ensure that our sport is fairly and accurately portrayed on TV. There are still so many misconceptions about MMA in mainstream America, and we’re tremendously excited about the opportunity to demonstrate to MTV’s audience exactly how hard our athletes work and train.”
XFC’s open tryouts will be taking place at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 13 at the XFC training facilities in Tampa, Florida. The address is: 10509 North Nebraska Avenue, Unit 6, Tampa, FL 33612. For more information, please call 813.971.1215.