Lou Neglia's Ring Of Combat In The Market For Television Deal

Jul 11, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Brooklyn, New York (July 10, 2013) -With many Ring of Combat fighter alumni that crossed over to the UFC, Lou Neglia looks to take his successful formula to the next level and has his sights on landing a deal with network television to give many of tomorrows MMA superstars a platform to compete today.

Ring Of Combat has seen many fighters who are now on UFC "We are the American Idol of MMA," said Lou. The latest success story for Lou Neglia's Ring Of Combat happened this past weekend at UFC 162 when Chris Weidman (10-0) knocked out long reigning middleweight champion, Anderson Silva (31-5). While most observers think Weidman did the impossible, Lou feels that Weidman's 4-0 run in the Ring Of Combat prepared him for his success in the UFC. "I said before that no matter what happens, Chris is coming to fight," said Lou. "When he gets hit, he grits his teeth and fires back immediately. Chris has the mental toughness to be a great champion and I am very happy for him and he deserves this."

Other Ring Of Combat alumni who have found success in the UFC are Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar, Edson Barboza, Uriah Hall and fast rising middleweight Costa Philippou. "Ring Of Combat's main focus has always been to showcase new talent because they are the future of this sport," Lou said. "Our alumni are always tested and this is why they are finding success in the UFC."

With so much success that Ring Of Combat has received, Lou feels that it is now time to seek out a partnership with a television network. "With Ring Of Combat on television, fighters will get even more acknowledgement for their talent and the sacrifices they make to get to this point," said Lou. "No other sport demands as much training as an MMA fighter. That is no disrespect to all the other sports out there but with MMA, you can't be successful by training for one discipline. You have to train for them all! Wrestling, boxing, muy thai, jiu jitsu, kickboxing and the list can go on. They need to train on all aspects of the fight game and television is another avenue for them to show the world how hard they worked to get there."

About Lou Neglia: Louis Neglia is a three-time World Kickboxing Champion, a former U.S. Kickboxiing Champion, a Florida Karate Champion, New York State Champion, and an Eastern American Karate Champion. No Opponent has lasted more than three rounds against Louis Neglia since he won his first World Championship in 1980. Lou is an eight-degree Black Belt, and retired from competition in 1985 with a career record of 34 wins and only 2 losses. He was named Fighter Of the Year in 1984 and was inducted into the Karate Hall of Fame. He starred in four motion pictures("A Hard Way to Die","Super Weapon","Fist of Fear",and "One Down", "Two To Go"). Featured articles have been written about him in the top American and International magazines and newspapers.

For more information about Lou Neglia's, please visit his website at: www.louneglia.com

About Lou Neglia's Ring Of Combat: Owned and operated by Lou Neglia, Ring Of Combat is the premiere mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion on the east coast. Working with the New Jersey Athletic Commission, Lou put on the first ever sanctioned MMA bout in New Jersey which was the first state to sanction MMA. Soon after he again worked with the athletic commission to modify the rules to put fighters health and safety first. This paved the way for MMA and Lou promoted the first every Ring Of Combat in October of 2002. Lou believes "tough fights make great fighters" and Ring Of Combat has a rich history in developing fighters physically and mentally that prepare them for competition at its highest level. Former Ring Of Combat alumni include Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar, Costa Philippou and Chris Weidman.

For more information about Lou Neglia's Ring Of Combat, please visit their website at: www.ringofcombat.com

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