Knapp eying TV deal for Invicta
Invicta has only run seven professional events in their promotion’s short history, but they have made huge progress in pushing women’s mixed martial arts forward. The event is solely focused on women and feature’s only women’s bout. The next big step, according to Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp, is TV:
“There is interest,” Knapp said. “There are doors that maybe were a little open before, that have opened a little bit more. We’ll see. I have got some meetings after this event and we will see where we go from there. It is of course something that I’m going to focus on and try to make happen. I just want us to have a good partner, someone that believes in what we are doing.”
I’m sure she wants a partner that can show her fight cards without her having to worry if she will make it through the night without having to pay fans and viewers back. As the head of the promotion, she was right in weighing all the options, before making a hasty decision. But now the clock is ticking, and a young promotion like Invicta can’t afford to keep losing money.
Knapp also said, “I knew it would take us longer than most promotions, because we still had to convince people that an all-female promotion would be successful. I was prepared for that and more than ready for it. I’m very optimistic, I always am.”