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Peter Murray: 'We've established the PFL as the No. 2 MMA company in the world'

Posted On: May 28, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

With a renewed broadcast agreement with ESPN official and a new Challenger Series nearing its debut, PFL CEO Peter Murray feels confident his company has established itself as the No. 2 promotion in all of MMA.
While the UFC is the clear industry leader, a number of promotions have looked to establish themselves as a top alternative over the years.
“You look at Bellator, its distribution, it's relegated to unrated cable networks and digital platforms,” Murray told MMA Junkie. “We have broader reach. We have more quality distribution. We distribute to more countries. Our cards, we have over 30 percent of our fighters who are ranked in the top 25 in the world. We have more content and we have a much bigger sponsorship business. So you bet, we're No. 2 doing it.”
It's a bold claim and one that will surely receive some pushback, but Murray and the PFL have been dealing with that since the promotion's debut in 2018. But Murray believes the upcoming launch of the PFL Contender Series is proof of the company's...

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