For Immediate Release
ESPN, HDNet and NBCSports.com to film at WCF June 20th 2008
Boston, Mass. June 17, 2008 - World Championship Fighting announced today that ESPN, HDNet and NBCSports.com will be filming this Friday June 20th at the Shriners Auditorium. HDNet will be filming for their flagship program "Inside MMA" which airs on the HDNet Television Network. Inside MMA covers the country's best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) shows in the country to provide the most comprehensive coverage to MMA fans across the U.S.
ESPN will also be in attendance to film World Championship Fighting. This marks the first time that ESPN will be filming a World Championship Fighting event, which is representative of the sport's growing popularity. ESPN is the World Wide Leader in Sports with its all sports, all the time network.
NBCSports.com will cover World Championship Fighting for the second straight time as they covered WCF 2 featuring special guest UFC President Dana White. World Championship Fighting was featured on NBCSports' MMA Fight Weekly series which can be seen on NBCSports.com.
World Championship Fighting extends its arms to all media outlets across the country and internationally as the sport of Mixed Martial Arts grows, "We're extremely proud to be part of the sport's growth and welcome the opportunity to work with such major media outlets" said Joe Cavallaro, president of World Championship Fighting. In an event lineup change the TapouT Crew regretfully announced today that they will not be able to appear at World Championship Fighting as planned. The news comes after the founder of the TapouT company, Charles Lewis (aka Mask), recently underwent back surgery and is in the process of rehabilitating his back. Mask, Punk-Ass, and Scrape are sure to be back at upcoming World Championship Fighting events as Mask said, "We love working with World Championship Fighting, we had a great time there at the last show and the fans here in Massachusetts are great. We'll definitely be back. We're sorry we won't be able to be there for our fans, but we'll definitely be back!"
World Championship Fighting president Joe Cavallaro had this to say about the news, "While we are sad to not have the TapouT crew here on June 20th, we still have a great lineup scheduled for our autograph session including UFC Fighters Marcus Davis, Kenny Florian, Jorge Rivera, Joe Lauzon and the only man to beat Kimbo Slice: Sean Gannon! Add to that our awesome fight card, and it's a great night of MMA action!" Cavallaro also added, "We'd like to wish Mask a speedy recovery, we can't wait to see you guys again!"
World Championship Fighting takes place live, June 20th at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Massachusetts. Catch the action live to see the area's best MMA fighters take to the ring including UFC veteran Dan "The Upgrade" Lauzon, Mike Campbell, Rich Moskowitz, Jamie Campbell, John Benoit and many more! World Championship Fighting is the East Coast's premier MMA sports organization working with the best athletes in the country to produce some of the most exciting bouts in all of Mixed Martial Arts. World Championship Fighting also recently announced a partnership with the largest radio station in the area: WBCN, The Rock of Boston.