Upstart promotion World Series Of Fighting president Ray Sefo came out with gun’s blazing at a press conference to announce their first event this week, telling reporters that they had sealed a one-year deal with NBC Sports that would see as many as 8-10 events being broadcast live, but unfortunately it appears he didn’t quite have his facts right.
NBC Sports have since denied talk of the one year deal, and Sefo has had to hold his hands up and admit that he made a mistake.
While it’s true that their first event, which will be headlined by Miguel Torres, is going to be aired on the channel (formerly known as Versus), that’s as far as it goes for now, with NBC taking a ‘wait and see’ approach regarding future shows.
It’s still somewhat impressive that a brand new promotion has been able to secure a sport on a respectable channel off the bat, but the pressure will now be on to deliver a home-run straight away or risk being dropped.
That’s a concern giving that WSOF1 will be going head-to-head with Strikeforce: Cormier Vs Mir on Saturday on November 3rd which will be drawing many MMA fans attention due to the unique Strikeforce Vs UFC headliner.