GLORY CEO issues statement on promotion leaving Spike TV

October 27, 2015

MMA Payout has obtained a comment by GLORY CEO John Franklin with respect to the MMA Fighting report this morning that GLORY Kickboxing would no longer be seen on Spike TV.

GLORY CEO John Franklin:

Spike was a solid platform to introduce GLORY and kickboxing as a whole in the US. We of course leave the door open to working with Spike again, but for right now, the fit isn’t perfect.

GLORY needs a partnership with a dedicated sports broadcaster, an established destination for the world’s greatest athletic events.  With more original content, shoulder programming, and a view to brand building for the organization and our athletes coming up, GLORY will be able to take its next step as a global sports property.

We want to elevate the sport further and moving from a men’s entertainment network to a dedicated sports network with broadcast affiliates will best serve this goal.

Since we began, GLORY has delivered the most exciting stand-up fighting available and our fans worldwide will not miss that opportunity. Our next card, GLORY 25 Milan will air on US television, as will every card after that. We’ll have an update on where to watch shortly. Stay tuned.

2 Responses to “GLORY CEO issues statement on promotion leaving Spike TV”

  1. joe on October 28th, 2015 3:18 PM

    I smell NBCSN on the horizon

  2. Diego on October 29th, 2015 4:59 AM

    It’s a shame. I like kickboxing, but somehow this never worked. I didn’t get the sense of excitement that I used to get with the K1 tournaments.

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