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Post by InfinityLens on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:22 am

http://m.sherdog.com/news/news/WSOF-to-Become-Professional-Fighters-League-in-2018-Under-New-Ownership-Group-120269

World Series of Fighting has been rebranded as the Professional Fighters League and will begin operating under its new identity in 2018, according to a release.

The Professional Fighters League, which is co-founded by Washington D.C.-based businessmen Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey and Mark Leschly, purchased WSOF in January. Ramsey was a former chairman of the George Washington University board of trustees and also led a failed bid by Washington D.C. to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. The release boasts that the league is “backed by business titans in sports, media and technology.” According to a report from the Washington Post, Ted Leonsis, who owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals, is one of the investors in the PFL, as are members of the Lerner family, who own the Washington Nationals. Other investors include Brandon Beck, found of the eSports company Riot Games and Los Angeles Dodgers Chief Financial Officer Tucker Karin.

The promotion’s new format will see fighters across seven as yet unspecified weight classes compete for a $10 million dollar prize pool. Fighters in the league will compete in scheduled bouts throughout a season, and those with the best records will advance to a “win-or-go-home” tournament. The tournament winners in each weight class will then receive a $1 million prize, while the remaining $3 million will be shared by the rest of the fighters in the organization. It is unclear how the remaining $3 million will be distributed, however.

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Post by fka on Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:09 pm

This will fail miserably....

IFL,bjorn era bellator rolled into one.

Its unclear what will happen with the 100 or so fighters signed by WSOF.They dont have a tv deal yet as wsof deal is over in 2017.

Like once someone wins a season they have to wait how long before they defend the title?


Its going to have the same problems bjorn ran into.....eventually ppl dont want to go through a whole season for a title shot ,or wait an entire season to fight.Alot of fighters won't want to go there and all the divisions will stall because of inactivity.The million dollar prize is cool,the plan for monthly paychecks are cool but they are gonna lose there ass.

Wsof couldnt draw viewers couldnt get ppl to puy tickets......
How are they gonna possibly afford paying out millions in prize money and a monthly paycheck?

I know they got new investors but they must be expecting to lose money before possibly turning a profit....

Not to mention world series of fighting actually works better with the season format the professional fighters league lol......i HATE the name.

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Post by CDF47 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 pm

I agree with most of your points fka. Not sure how this will work out. It is close to the IFL model with some Bellator elements thrown in. Would be cool if they go to ring.

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Post by stu3ufc on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:42 am

NOTHING LIKE BJORN ERA U MUTT

funny how u dont complain at others having tournaments

a league is different to a tournament


what a shit thread

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Post by fka on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:12 pm

Bjorn had a season format as well,ifl had a league format...

This isnt new or innovative its dumb and these guys will lose their asses

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Post by stu3ufc on Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:42 pm

fka wrote:Bjorn had a season format as well,ifl had a league format...

This isnt new or innovative its dumb and these guys will lose their asses

bjorns was tournaments! at least you can follow tournaments.... who give a fuck about a league or teams.

again WSOF morons throwing millions at shit that wont work


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Post by CDF47 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:08 pm

I don't care about the team or league concept either. Never liked that idea for MMA.

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Post by fka on Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:29 pm

Stu.........it is tournaments.

Its a season long 3 fights guys with best records after seasons advance to a win or go home tournament.....winner gets a million dollars.

Its a blend of IFL and bjorn......IFL season format ,followed by a tournament.


I give it 2-3 seasons before they lose their ass.

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Post by CDF47 on Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 am

That's right fka. The IFL team concept was bad to begin with and I didn't like the seasons either. We'll see how it goes for PFL.

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Post by stu3ufc on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:46 am

fka wrote:Stu.........it is tournaments.

Its a season long 3 fights guys with best records after seasons advance to a win or go home tournament.....winner gets a million dollars.

Its a blend of IFL and bjorn......IFL season format ,followed by a tournament.


I give it 2-3 seasons before they lose their ass.

so i guess Pride FC grand prixs are now classfield as "SEASONS" then like its some fucking football league

fucking dumb asses

why the fuck are you still talking about Bjorn 3 years after he's left the sport? FFS get a life

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Post by stu3ufc on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:49 am

CDF47 wrote:That's right fka.  The IFL team concept was bad to begin with and I didn't like the seasons either.  We'll see how it goes for PFL.

They' ll fail because

1. They will piss money away on advertising their new brand

2. fans wont care

3. fans wont recognise the new re-brand

4. casuals wont understand the concept

5. The prize money is TOO HIGH for them to afford


It just won't work. They're just another generic american caged fighting event... the same shitty cage inside some tiny dark area. The only way they'll ever be successful is by being different to everybody else but this league style is not the way to do it.

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Post by CDF47 on Mon May 01, 2017 3:48 pm

stu3ufc wrote:
CDF47 wrote:That's right fka.  The IFL team concept was bad to begin with and I didn't like the seasons either.  We'll see how it goes for PFL.

They' ll fail because

1. They will piss money away on advertising their new brand

2. fans wont care

3. fans wont recognise the new re-brand

4. casuals wont understand the concept

5. The prize money is TOO HIGH for them to afford


It just won't work. They're just another generic american caged fighting event... the same shitty cage inside some tiny dark area. The only way they'll ever be successful is by being different to everybody else but this league style is not the way to do it.

I'd rather see their fighters in Rizin and Bellator. Those are the two orgs I like best so I'd like to see more fighters going there.

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Post by westcott123 on Tue May 02, 2017 1:18 am

^^ same here I would like to see them go to bellator and Rizin as for wsof why didn't they become part of the federation ?
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Post by stu3ufc on Tue May 02, 2017 11:52 am

westcott123 wrote:^^ same here I would like to see them go to bellator and Rizin as for wsof why didn't they become part of the federation ?

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Post by CDF47 on Tue May 02, 2017 3:18 pm

stu3ufc wrote:
westcott123 wrote:^^ same here I would like to see them go to bellator and Rizin as for wsof why didn't they become part of the federation ?

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Probably this

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Post by westcott123 on Wed May 03, 2017 7:21 pm

True that
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Post by stu3ufc on Sat May 06, 2017 4:39 am

sadly

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Post by InfinityLens on Sun May 21, 2017 4:53 pm

^^^ I don't get why some org just doesn't use a bloody ring if they want to stand out.

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Post by CDF47 on Mon May 22, 2017 1:23 pm

InfinityLens wrote:^^^ I don't get why some org just doesn't use a bloody ring if they want to stand out.

I agree. It is the better platform but very few use it. Makes no sense.

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Post by InfinityLens on Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:30 pm

I really hope Rizin makes it more popular.

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