Mike Tyson partner on new MMA original content aeries

NEW YORK: The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first to present MMA in the sport-season format where individual fighters compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, has announced a strategic partnership with Mike Tyson.

The first initiative under the strategic partnership is a new MMA series - "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL," which is produced at Tyson Ranch, where Mike also films his popular video podcast talk show Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. This new PFL series will provide fighter perspective, inside analysis, and irreverent discussion never before experienced in combat sports.

The series debuts Thursday night at 10:00pm ET on PFL and Tyson digital and social platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Joining Mike on the show is Sean O'Connell, PFL ESPN play-by-play announcer and PFL 2018 Light Heavyweight Champion. Each show will also feature special guest influencers who love MMA from the worlds of music, film, sports, or culture.

"I'm attracted to the fight model of PFL because they empower their fighters," said Mike Tyson. "PFL is leading MMA into the future and I'm excited to be a part of this conversation."

"Nobody on earth has experienced fighting and life like Mike Tyson," said PFL co-founder and chairman Donn Davis. "He brings one-of-a-kind insights to recruiting great fighters and promoting great fights."

"This new PFL series takes you inside the fighter journey through the eyes of the most iconic warrior of our generation," said Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. "The PFL has the toughest fighters in the world as they must fight twice and win twice in the same night in the PFL Playoffs to advance to the PFL Championship. How did they get to this point? What is going on in their minds? There is no one better to dive into these fighter stories than Mike Tyson."