Glory CEO issues statement regarding split with Spike TV

October 28, 2015 7:20 am by Evan Bell

It was announced earlier this week that Glory kickboxing would no longer be airing fights on Spike TV.

The promotion signed a deal with Spike TV back in June of 2013, and has held 18 events on Spike TV, however not all of them were promoted well.

Glory CEO Jon Franklin released a statement through MMAMania about the split with Spike TV, saying:

“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 that 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.”


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