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Friday, 08/30/2013, 11:09 am

UFC Officials Still Hopeful For MMA In The Olympics


“Yes we do believe that MMA should be in the Olympics given its prominence as a sport all over the world,” Fischer told Reuters in Singapore after announcing that the first UFC show in the city-state would take place on January 4

“Mixed martial arts, under the global leadership of UFC and us really inspiring and pushing the envelope, I think has a great chance to become an Olympic sport because it is participated now by countries literally all over the world.

“Because of the interest, because of the investment now the startups, gyms, promotions etc that are going into mixed martial arts, then we are very confident that we are going to have the weight behind this movement to be in the Olympics.”

The UFC’s Managing director of Asia Pacific, Mark Fischer, opened up to the media about the UFC’s thoughts on making the great sport of Mixed Martial Arts an Olympic sport.

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