August 19, 2019– Ray Sefo is not only one of the most accomplished professional fighters of the last 30 years, but he is also the President of Fight Operations for the PFL. Sefo’s distinguished fighting career comprised of almost 100 professional fights in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. PFl, the Professional Fighter’s League, has taken a revolutionary approach to the Mixed Martial Arts game. Fighters in 6 weight classes embark on a journey towards a $1 million purse, under a point-based, bracketed system, which rewards fighters for not just victories, but early finishes. This set up mirrors other mainstream professional sports brackets such as baseball and American football, but is unique to the combat sports arena.
In this conversation with Taekwondo Life Magazine‘s Marc Zirogiannis, Ray Sefo discusses his professional career, his unique position as a seasoned fighter to be the face of a sports combat organization, and what can be expected from the remainder of the 2019 PFLMMA season. The Championships are expected to take place on New Year’s Eve at the “Mecca of Sports“, Madison Square Garden.
Taekwondo Life Magazine has followed the PFL since it’s inaugural season. We have attended 2019’s PFL1-3 on Long Island, and previously interviewed Taekwondo trained, Alex “Spartan” Nicholson, for it’s weekly Podcast.
Professional Fighters League has signed a two year deal with ESPN for broadcasting of it’s live events, placing it alongside the UFC as part of ESPN’s attention to Mixed Martial Arts.
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