WSOF: Who's The Toughest?
By Edward Carbajal
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) announced a groundbreaking program designed to help military veterans pursue a professional Mixed Martial Arts career with the promotion. The program called “WSOF: Who’s The Toughest?” will begin next month and lead up to the recruits squaring off at WSOF 35.
“As one of the major leagues in the sport of MMA with a national television platform in NBC and NBCSN, we have the ability to offer a potentially life-changing opportunity to fighters who are ready to make the jump, and we intend to leverage our position in the industry to benefit any veterans that show promise”, said World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva.
In January, World Series of Fighting placed its first military veteran - Caros “The Future” Fodor – in action. Fodor, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps just six days after his high school graduation, was sent to Kuwait for the Iraq invasion after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and eventually earned the rank of sergeant before completing his military stint in 2007. Fodor is due to face “Phoenix Jones” Ben Fodor at WSOF32 on July 10, live on NBCSN from XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash., beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.