- 4 years ago
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BOSTON - As expected the Ultimate Fighting Championship has opened a dedicated Asian Operations division, and former NBA China executive Mark Fischer has been named executive vice president and managing director.
UFC officials made the announcement at Saturday's post-UFC 118 press conference in Boston.
As part of the initiative, Fischer will look to build a roster of local talent and develop relationships with many sports federations in the region, including the China National Wushu Federa read news >>
Mark Fischer, the former Senior Vice President of NBA Asia, was named the newly appointed Manager Director of UFC Asia on Saturday. read news >>
- 9 months ago
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HONG KONG – Although Saturday’s UFC offering, the TUF China Finale, is flying under the radar with a very-early-morning start time on UFC Fight Pass, UFC exec Mark Fischer said the organization has lofty plans for the region later in the year.Filed under: MMA Rumors, (...) read news >>
- 2 years ago
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HONG KONG - This week's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event in Macau is simply laying the groundwork for the organization's continued expansion in the region.
Today, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia Mark Fischer talked about some of the upcoming possibilities.
They include another Asian event, as well as a potential major TV deal in China to bring the country an international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.
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Mark Fischer spent 12 years trying to grow the NBA in China and Japan, where he did not have the luxury of leveraging local talent.
Big-league basketball sold well. But in Japan, the league was always running at a deficit.
"As much or more as any other market, it's very important to have athletes from Japan in the league or in the organization," Fischer, head of the UFC's Asian Operations division, told MMAjunkie.com. "The NBA was never able to achieve that. There was never any Japanese read news >>
Top prospect Mark Striegl is fresh off a first-round submission win in his bantamweight debut, and announced he is moving to Evolve MMA in Singapore. read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight super-slugger Mark Hunt is one win away from wearing the promotion's interim title, in the UFC 180 five-round pay-per-view (PPV) main event against jiu-jitsu wizard Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15, 2014, in Mexico City. So, how will the "Super Samoan" deal with one of the finest ground fighters in all of mixed martial arts (MMA)? "Well, everyone's a world class ground fighter until they get a punch to the face," Hunt told Submission Radio. "So that's h read news >>
There will be another huge change within the management in the UFC. The UFC will have another change in management and are currently looking for a new head of operations in Brazil. Dave Meltzer reported the news as one of the topics at f4wonline.com (subscription required): Grace Tourinho, who headed UFC operations in Brazil, is leaving the company at the end of next month. They are looking for someone to fill her position. Until then, Marshall Zelaznik, who is the managing director of internati read news >>
UFC Managing Director of Operations in in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright reveals why fans should not be concerned with the promotion’s future in Canada. Following a period of rapid growth and development in the Canadian UFC market, fans and pundits alike are growing concerned over the promotion's apparently deteriorating faith in the Great White North. Since the sport's legalization in Ontario over three years ago, the promotion had set aside specific annual dates for events in Tor read news >>
Get up to date with the latest in the Asian MMA scene. Here's a round up of news coming from the Asian MMA scene: The Ultimate Fighter: China Featherweight Finalist, Yang Jianping competed (once again) outside the UFC. After a terrible performance at the TUF Finale where he lost an uneventful decision against Ning Guangyou, the popular Chinese star rebounded at Kunlun 11 in Macau this past weekend. He defeated yet another over matched opponent in Yi-Sak Kim by decision.There's no word on whether read news >>
- 3 months ago
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The UFC has made big personnel changes on their top management. There are huge changes within the top management in the UFC. Garry Cook, who has been running the promotion's UK office, will now move to Las Vegas and will be the UFC's Chief Global Officer. As first reported by MMA Fighting, the former former Manchester City football CEO will now be in charge of every show outside the US, making him one of the more important figures in the promotion. Also part of the changes, Mark Fischer has been read news >>