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World Series of Fighting to enter pay-per-view business

The World Series of Fighting mixed martial arts series has unveiled a new pay-per-view revenue sharing model that will see a share of the revenue generated from each broadcast distributed to fighters.

Under the model, 50 per cent of revenue earned from live pay-per-view events will be shared amongst the fighters featured on the broadcast.

The move marks the first pay-per-view service offering from the World Series of Fighting. It will launch in the second half of 2015.

Ray Sefo, World Series of Fighting president, said: “Until now, one of the main things holding this sport back from becoming even bigger than it is today has been fighter compensation and the inability of the sport's top athletes to earn on par with top-level professional athletes in other sports.

“If fighters can't earn a fair share of the money at the top, the fighters lose hope or become disenchanted with the sport, which impacts their commitment to training and preparing properly for title fights.”