Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Very Special Episode of Offside: UFC

This week we had a very special episode of Offside. Not like a very special episode of Blossom - different and not as emotional.

We interviewed Tom Wright, who heads up the UFC for Canada. Before heading up the UFC, Tom was the 11th commissioner of the CFL. Before that he was President of Adidas Canada and Spalding Canada. He is also the Chairman of Special Olympics Canada. 

In 2009, Tom authored Jim Balsillie's relocation application to move the Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton. His first job was cutting grass at the age of 11. Hi wife’s family founded Grand & Toy, which means Tom gets a discount on paperclips. 

On May 25, 2010, the UFC announced Tom as the Director of Operations for UFC Canada.

In an interview, we cover a lot with Tom, including legalizing mixed martial arts (MMA), going mainstream with the sport, pay-per-view revenue, gate revenue, Dana White and the UFC corporate culture.

It's a good interview. This blog is not monetized so I'm telling the truth.

1 comment:

Mary Smith said...

With the next potential title shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the line, former champ Loyoto Machida will be taking on Dan Henderson in the co-main event at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche.