The UFC is in talks with the International Fight League (IFL) regarding a potential acquisition, according to MMAPayout.com.
The IFL was formed in early-2006 and became known for it’s team-based MMA format. The promotion’s first event took place in April 2006 and the company went public later in the year. Despite signing a television deal with Fox Sports Net the promotion failed to become profitable and was recently forced to cancel an August event due to the company’s financial problems.
The primary acquisitions of a potential purchase include the IFL’s contracted fighters, such as IFL champions Roy Nelson, Vladimir Matyushenko, Dan Miller, Jay Hieron, Ryan Schultz, and Wagnney Fabiano as well as other fighters including Chris Horodecki, Deividas Taurosevicius, Bart Palaszewski, and Jim Miller, as well as the promotion’s library of fights, which would primarily be used to promote the acquired fighters.
The UFC has previously purchased rival promotions World Fighting Alliance and PRIDE.