When it comes to making big waves in the Kickboxing world, not only are GLORY and K-1 the main players, but promotions like SuperKombat are as well, and if all goes according to plan with their US TV deal, it will be an even bigger deal. AXS TV is one of the more common networks to air MMA and Kickboxing, and according to some projections, has anywhere between 30 - 40% market penetration of cable subscribers.
According to officials within the SuperKombat organization, the television rights company that they are working with promises that if this deal goes through, they will be available in over 80 million homes within the US. The deal has their events airing seven days after they take place. We spoke with Mr. Irimia about this deal and he confirmed it, although would not spill the news on which company it was just yet.
“I can confirm negociations with a tv rights company. They contact us and big chances to sign a contract for long term. We will have a main-stream exposure in USA. For the moment, Superkombat events will be broadcasted in delay. In this moment, Superkombat is the promotion with the biggest tv exposure in the world because our events are broadcast live in more then 70 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Australia. Our project goes according to plan and we are proud that we are one step ahead of other promotions stand-up. We don’t want to become a rival to other promotions, we try only to promote this sport."
SuperKombat's next events are the SuperKombat WGP IV on October 20th, the November 10 Final Elimination and December 8th Finals.