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The combat sports landscape is about to get a whole lot bigger, and structured more like the NFL, as a new mixed martial arts league makes its 2023 debut.
MMAMania.com reports the new league, which would feature revenue-sharing, would also feature health insurance, and a pension, for those fighters who don’t feel like waiting around for the MMAAA lawsuit.
“According to sources, a number of influential industry individuals have come together to create a new MMA league that is structured more like the NBA/NHL/NFL rather than your typical MMA promotion,” longtime MMA reporter Ariel Helwani wrote on his website. “This new league would also include an athlete association that implements a [collective bargaining agreement] with 50/50 revenue share, guaranteed contracts, health insurance, career-ending insurance and a pension plan. The plan is to announce the venture in the coming days, I’m told. They are hoping to launch in 2023.”
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