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DraftKings named official Fantasy MMA partner for UFC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy MMA (like this) could be the next big money maker in sports.

That's probably why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now in the fantasy business, recently aligning itself with DraftKings, which offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests for cash prizes in all of the five major sports, according to its official website, as well as college football and basketball.

"You're going to see us on the canvases of many matches," Jeremy Elbaum, Vice President of Business Development at DraftKings told Forbes.com. "We are going to be doing money-can't-buy experiences through the league. Watch a fight with Dana White. Traveling with the UFC to the arena. Getting seats that money can't buy."

Sounds like fun.

Contests provided by DraftKings are shorter than the traditional season-long leagues and require no team management after each draft. In fact, you can head over to the official UFC website and see its current fantasy leagues for UFC 184 and beyond.

So ... who's signing up?

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