Another broadcast slot open, another broadcast filled with a known regional MMA organization. A source close to the news told me that the promotion has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Sports Network. This is a major move for the organization, founded by Joe Kelly back in 2005. The first televised event will headline long time mixed martial artist and UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel vs. Mike Ricci, also a UFC veteran.
Titan FC is able to boast names such as Bobby Lashley, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Jamie Varner, Sara McMann, and James Krauss.
Titan FC is the 4th MMA organization to join a small list of MMA organizations that have either inked fresh deals or upgraded to the main channels of broadcasting networks since it was reported the UFC joining the Fox family back in Aug 2011. Since then, Viacom upgraded Bellator Fighting Championship from MTV2 to Spike TV and World Series of Fighting signed a fresh deal with NBC Sports Network.
Dana White said in a post fight scrum that he wishes more promotions would do better, help grow the sport. Seems as though he’s getting his wish.
I’m making an attempt to reach out to Titan FC officials. More details to follow as this story breaks.