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Amir Khan Gets Feet Wet in Mixed Martial Arts

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Decorated world boxing champion Amir Khan has stepped into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) business as a new owner and promoter of world championship MMA sports franchise Super Fight League.

Khan, a former, two-time world champion, will join a new, blue-chip ownership and management team dedicated to expanding the former India-based Super Fight League’s footprint in The U.S., beginning with a television distribution agreement that the company expects to announce soon.
 
“I am extremely excited about this new venture and chapter in my career that will allow me to utilize my experience and relationships in the fight world to further the mission of, what I believe, is a company that has tremendous growth potential in the MMA and sports entertainment space,” said Khan, who will also continue his career in boxing where he has won his last five bouts, and holds an outstanding career record of 31-3, with 19 of his victories having come by way of (T)KO.
 
“Under the management of our new team of veterans from both the MMA and media industries,” continued Khan, “Super Fight League will unveil a new platform as well as an unprecedented new format for MMA competition in 2016 and, in doing so, will provide a potentially career-changing opportunity to hundreds of professional athletes in this great sport.”
 
Joining Khan at the helm of the franchise is new Super Fight League CEO and business tycoon Bill Dosanjh; digital media executive George Chung, whose expertise lies in international (Europe, Asia, Latin America, India and The Middle East) content aggregation and monetization; and Brian Halquist a Seattle, Wash.-based veteran promoter of over 140 live combat sports events who, among other feats, was a partner in the “STRIKEFORCE at the Dome” fight card that set a new record for live gate receipts for a combat sports event in the state of Washington on Feb. 23, 2008.
 
Super Fight League was founded in 2012 and has since produced 41 live events, including 5 in the U.S, and generated dozens of millions of views of its video content through a strategic, digital partnership with YouTube.
 
The promotion has been a home to a number of MMA champions and other superstars, including Olympic Judo medalist Satoshi Ishii, Trevor Prangley, Todd Duffee, Jeff Monson and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.  The next Super Fight League live event in the U.S. will be announced soon.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BaDaBiNgVIP on 08-11-2015

A mere con going after rousey to get creditability on a mayweather showdown. Too bad rousey dislocates his elbow and retires him.

Comment by Clegg on 08-11-2015

For a second I thought he might actually be considering MMA career. Something like that would actually be perfect for Khan though who always loves to have an excuse for everything. This way when he got beat in MMA he…

Comment by whatismyname on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=thack;15956091]Horrible thug thing .....unfortunately on the rise (way of our world hey) Khan won't care money is his god ![/QUOTE] He has established an orphanage in Gambia and is running it, and involved in several other charitable projects...Now enlighten us…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-10-2015

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15956648]Then why don't you tell us how much he made for Hatton and Senchenko bouts? Or even Gavin? Froch had the same chance, but "the fight gotta get bigger doe".[/QUOTE] I don't know. No numbers released but he will be…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-10-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;15956543]Brook was only entitled to 15% of the purse against Porter as the mandatory. That would be pathetic reasoning. Usually when a boxer doesn't like someone, they fight them in the ring. Khan has the chance to end…

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