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Mixed martial arts is headed for national broadcast TV

(Credit: Watchdog)

I don't pretend to be a mixed martial arts expert, but I do try to stay on the cutting edge, and my boss likes the sport, so . . . for my final post of the day:

There was big news in the MMA world this Thursday with the news that CBS and ProElite had signed a deal to bring the sport to prime time, national, broadcast TV for the first time.

CBS will broadcast four live events a year, probably on Saturday nights, from ProElite's EliteXC fight division.

EliteXC has been seen on Showtime previously and will continue to be.

ProElite CEO Douglas DeLuca called it "a pivotal moment for the sport of mixed martial arts."

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