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Tuesday, 11/06/2012, 07:02 am

Anthony Pettis Becomes Roufusport Partner

 

Former WEC Lightweight Champion and current UFC lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has become a partner in Roufusport Gym along with long time head coach Duke Roufus.

Pettis who is scheduled to face Donald Cerrone sometime in January has been training at the gym for some time now and will also spearhead the launching of a new TV show called “WI MMA Today,” which will debut on November 10th on WCGT TV 24 in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding areas.

Roufussport General Manager Scott Joffe and the Wisconsin National Guard are also partners in the new venture.

Here is a statement from Pettis:

“For me to become part owner of the gym that started my career in the UFC means the world to me,” exclaimed Pettis. “I get to give other fighters the opportunity that Duke’s gym gave me. I’m sure there will be a lot of new responsibilities, but I’ve been running gyms since the age of 16, so it will be nothing new. I’m looking forward to new challenges, including the television show.”

“I would like to thank Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe for the opportunity, and my family and friends for supporting me while I achieve my goals.”

The show will focus on Wisconsin’s amateur MMA and Pankration competitors and training facilities.

Roufus had this to offer:

“What an awesome opportunity this is to help grow the sport of MMA in Wisconsin,” stated Roufus. “That is so important to me and the rest of the Roufusport family. I’d like to thank our partners for helping to achieve this.”

Here is a statement from Joffe:

“’WI MMA Today’ was made possible from strong partnerships we have developed with groups and companies like the Wisconsin National Guard, CONCEDE, Showtime Sports Bar, Tiffin Mats, and of course, support from the fans,” said Joffe. “Without the fans’ interest, and in some cases, subsequent participation in MMA and Pankration, we wouldn’t have a reason to produce the show.”

“’WI MMA Today’ was made possible from strong partnerships we have developed with groups and companies like the Wisconsin National Guard, CONCEDE, Showtime Sports Bar, Tiffin Mats, and of course, support from the fans,” said Joffe. “Without the fans’ interest, and in some cases, subsequent participation in MMA and Pankration, we wouldn’t have a reason to produce the show.”

“Stagnant economy or not, we felt the timing couldn’t be more perfect than now to launch WI MMA Today,” continued Joffe. “Mixed martial arts participation and viewership continues to rise and ‘WI MMA Today’ plans on giving Wisconsin’s strong base of fighters and camps a chance to really shine in the limelight on television in Wisconsin and globally online.”

For more information please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Phil Lanides

Crossfire Media Group

(408) 439-3245

Phil@CrossfireMG.com

 

 

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