Maximum Fighting Championship put out a press release today touting a new deal with HDNet that will extend for five more years. MFC has been on the network since February 2008, and is one of the cornerstones of HDNet's MMA programming. Here's what the press release had to say:
The Maximum Fighting Championship and HDNet are proud to announce a new five-year broadcast agreement. The deal cements the MFC's status as HDNet's premiere mixed martial arts promotional partner.
"The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to continue its terrific partnership with HDNet and to be working alongside such an amazingly talented cast and crew," said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the MFC. "Working with Michael Schiavello, Frank Trigg and Ron Kruck has been amazing. I have seen such growth on both sides of this partnership and it's amazing to think about where we can go over the course of another five years. "
They are the second promotion this month to re-sign a long term deal with the network, as Florida's XFC renewed for two more years a couple of weeks ago. There had been rumors that owner Mark Pavelich was looking to sell MFC, but apparently that's not going to happen. MFC primarily operates out of suburban Edmonton, Alberta but has staged an event in Ontario as well.