UFC Planning For European Expansion – New Matchmaker to be Hired
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.26.2013
More news on the UFC’s dedicated expansion into Europe…
At the UFC Fight Night 30 post fight press conference, UFC's Gary Cook spoke about theUFC's dedicated expansion into Europe in 2014. He noted that they are going to Malmo, Sweden and Lodz in Poland as part of their six events set for Europe in 2014. Cook also announced that the UFC will hire a special matchmaker to focus solely on building/signing talent in Europe. The European staff is also expanding from six to twelve people.
Finally, when asked about the Ultimate Fighter running a European season, he noted that it would be "professionally foolish and naive" to not have the Ultimate Fighter there.