MMA News: UFC To Buy The IFL


ufc purchasing IFL

I didn’t see this one coming. Reported on MMAPayout, The UFC is apparently purchasing the International Fight League (IFL).

The IFL has a large stable of young talent, some of which we are already seeing fight for the UFC (Horodecki, Blackburn, Markham, and Gusmao).

A Senior Producer at HDNet’s Inside MMA tells that the IFL will be bought by the UFC. has confirmed talks between the IFL and UFC.


  1. roy

    July 17, 2008 at 1:49 am

    i wonder if the ifl has contracts with hdnet still, and bas is the coo or something i wonder if they will keep him around or the ifl around or are they just going to take the fighters and move them to the ufc and wec

  2. kom34

    July 17, 2008 at 7:59 am

    this shows how much substance to put toward dana's words. he bashed them saying they sucked and that they will never make…now he buys them.

  3. steve

    July 17, 2008 at 9:22 am

    LOL they will probally not even do much with the IFL. They are just gonna drain the fighters that have talent out of it and fill them into UFC fight nights. So basically it is like a stepping stone to get into the UFC. Like a single a farm club for baseball.

  4. Kash

    July 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I bet the UFC bought that for bottom dollar. They have a sense for taking over when theres nothing left. Steve's right, they will take talent like Horodecki and Heiron and leave most fighters unemployed.

  5. j

    July 21, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Congrats you boys are catching on. The would only buy such a horrible promotion for only one thing, thats to keep it out of the hands of EliteXC and Affliction. They will take the contracts, and send most of the fighters either home or to WEC. The big point is that the UFC keeps the best and then little promotions like Elite can have the scraps like Kimbo, and keep putting on mediocre shows that proves to the world that the UFC is the only place to see the best MMA. So after they but this, affliction will go to the wayside, and then soon enough Elite will collapse as well. Well played Dana and Lorenzo, finish them all off.

  6. roy

    July 21, 2008 at 6:46 am

    that ufn card was the weakest of the weakned and it was pretty much a ifl card if you look at the names.

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