On Friday, officials from
Cage Fury Fighting Championships announced a deal that would
merge the promotion with Pennsylvania-based
Xtreme Fight Events.
CFFC CEO Rob Haydak said via press release that the XFE brand would
be gradually phased out, and CFFC would take over the task of
promoting more than 25 shows in 2015, while ultimately having as
many as 100 fighters on the roster.
XFE owners David Feldman Sr. and David Feldman Jr. will remain with
the freshly merged organization.
“This acquisition is huge for us. Not only are we increasing our
roster and number of events, but we are getting some key personnel
who will continue to take us to the next level,” Haydak said.
Comcast currently broadcasts CFFC fight cards in eight of its 11
markets. The promotion also has signed a deal with SportsNet New
York to show its fights in New Jersey, New York, and much of New
38 will serve as the last day the two companies will operate as
separate entities. On Aug. 16, the new and improved CFFC will make
its debut at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Penn.
“We will build the best roster in the world outside of the UFC,”
Haydak said. “I have zero interest in buying fighters. So many
promotions over the years have failed miserably doing that. At
CFFC, we will build tomorrow's stars.”