Keep the ball rolling ...
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) isn't planning on slowing down, nor is it content with keeping the promotion afloat in the boonies of the United States.
MMAmania.com asked the promotion's president and former kickboxer on the WSOF 10: "Branch vs. Taylor" media conference call if plans were in place to invade other countries:
"From day one, we said we were going to go globally. We have done that already. The August event was meant to be in Japan ... due to minor things, that's been postponed to a later date. A couple of our partners are flying to this event on June 21 to sit with us for New Zealand, Australia, Japan. Partners are flying in also, and deals with Mexico, Brazil and so on, continue to evolve."
None of these proposed countries are even close to being made official, yet WSOF has already held shows outside of the United States, hosting two events each in Canada and Nicaragua. The promotion intended to visit Japan on August 2 of this year, but those plans have been nixed, according to the organization's head honcho.
WSOF middleweight contender Yushin Okami was expected to headline that card.
The next two upcoming cards will be WSOF 10: "Branch vs. Taylor," which includes three titles fights, and WSOF 11: "Gaethje vs. Newell," which features former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Jon Fitch and Melvin Guillard.
Will the promotion find success in the future and raise more awareness for its brand by bringing shows oversees?
Time will tell.