WSOF inks 1-year deal with NBC Sports


While the UFC famously employs an eight-sided Octagon for its fights, and a Strikeforce uses a hexagon, the WSOF plans to unveil a decagon (10-sided cage) for its initial foray into the MMA business on Nov. 3.

The organization formally announced its plans for the event at a Thursday press conference. Promotion President Ray Sefo said that WSOF has a one-year deal with NBC Sports, and he hopes to hold between eight and 10 events during that time. For now, expect all the events to be held at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, although Sefo said expansion could come as the company continues to grow.

“We look to put the fans and fighters first and to promote the best events,” said Sefo, a former K-1 standout and two-time Strikeforce competitor. “It makes me proud to know that we will be the first [organization] to ever have an event on NBC Sports live.”

Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres will headline the card against an as-yet-to-be determined opponent. Torres was recently released by the UFC after a four-fight stint with the promotion.

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un3rgr0und site profile image  

9/7/12 6:48 PM by un3rgr0und

over saturating the marketgood for them, but i think the ufc needs to pull back some, Quality over Quantity Dana..

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JoeJoeplata site profile image  

9/7/12 4:52 PM by JoeJoeplata

I'm still waiting for the electrified fence surrounded by a moat full of crocodiles.

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9/7/12 4:52 PM by My Old Name Is Not Allowed

  It used to be Versus (Vs). NBC changed th name a while back.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

9/7/12 4:50 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

Zuffa doesn't have a copyright on geometric shapes, they have a copyright on using an 8-sided cage in an MMA event and the term "Octagon" as it applies to the 8-sided cage used in an MMA event. What in the world makes you think you'd win in court?

BobbyBigLug site profile image  

9/7/12 4:48 PM by BobbyBigLug

Completely. I know a promoter who got a letter from the UFC saying they couldn't use an 8 sided cage again without paying a fee. it was quite a few years ago, but I imagine things are they same these days.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

9/7/12 4:48 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

Decagon, you say?I always liked the EliteXC circle cage, it was the only good thing about EXC. Surprised more promotions don't use it.

12SixElbow site profile image  

9/7/12 4:22 PM by 12SixElbow

  It seems like you'd win in court, but no one wants to hassle with the legal fees and being tied up in court. You can't own a shape and the name of the shape, but Zuffa will sure sue the fuck out of you for trying to use it

12SixElbow site profile image  

9/7/12 4:21 PM by 12SixElbow

 Can someone tell me about NBC sports? Is it a different channel than NBC? details?

man meets fate site profile image  

9/7/12 4:18 PM by man meets fate

Wish they could of went with a ring but oh well.God damn these cages