By. Chris Howie:
It has been rumoured for a while that the IFL would be coming to end either by shutting down completely or being sold to another company and after an email received today from Senior Vice President of Communications Joe Favorito, it appears that all the rumours are now official.
From the email:
I apologize for this mass email but I wanted to take a second to let you know that as of July 31 my role at the IFL will be no more as the company goes into its final stage of being sold and/or closed down. We are very proud of what we did here in just over two years, building a brand from nothing into something that people in the industry and outside of the industry actually noticed, and I enjoyed working with so many different people and helped tell some great stories. At the end of the day sometimes the finances don't make sense, but it certainly wasn't for lack of trying. The good news is I think we have gotten all our good junior people placed in some great spots, so we are pretty proud of that. Even our interns landed in good places.
Yesterday it was reported that the UFC signed IFL Middleweight Champ Dan Miller and with former IFL fighters spliting to new promotions, as well as their last scheduled show being cancelled, it was only a matter of time before something became official. And that was today.