The following is an excerpt from an article from The Edmonton Sun out of Canada:
HCF CLIMBING UP THE MMA RANKS
By JOSE RODRIGUEZ
The formula couldn't be any simpler.
Bring in top-ranked fighters, convince a television network to commit airtime and let the fans do the rest.
It's a plan that's seen the Ultimate Fighting Championship grow into a mega-million dollar monster.
Hardcore Championship Fighting CEO Keith Crawford hopes to do the same in the Great White North.
The Canadian fight club has been on a big-name signing binge of late.
Pride's Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, former UFC veterans Renato 'Babalu' Sobral and Joe Riggs have signed on. Negotiations are ongoing with former UFC heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort, Pride vet Ricardo Arona and Canadian John Alessio.
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