Having bought the mixed martial arts promotion following the abrupt disappearance of both Knightfall brothers, combat enthusiast and entrepreneur, Santiago Porthos continues the mission to elevate mixed martial arts to the forefront of globalized sports while offering the sport's followers the cinematic aestheticism of a diverse set of extraordinary abilities boasted by the globe's premier metahuman professional fighters. With it's operations dictated by the ambition of evolving the MFL into the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion with the aggressive ability to compete against the culturally popularized sports entertainment promotions, the MFL hosts rosters of pedigreed combatants of preternatural prowess, that facilitate the promotion's creation of worldwide events.
With its headquarters situated in the fight capital of the world, the architecturally beauteous city of Las Vegas, the MFL has several divisions based on factors such as weight (primarily) as well as muscular strength (measured via tonnage). Striking a television deal, facilitating its intention of appealing to the global sports market, the MFL, in addition to expanding into new markets in the United States, is expanding into Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America, furthering its escalating mainstream-media coverage. Viewers are allowed access to MFL programming on pay-per-view television in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, Canada, and of course, the United States. In the aftermath of a partnership struck with ESPN, MFL programming is primarily found on ESPN, ESPN2, as well the online streaming service ESPN3, while in the United Kingdom, it relies on BT Sport.
With its programming shown in over 170 countries worldwide, the MFL's international expansion is further fortified by its establishment of offices in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, and the Netherlands.
As previously maintained, the MFL and ESPN enjoy a ten year broadcast deal, including ESPN3. The deal includes a maximum of five events on ESPN's main network, and countless other live fight night events.
Several of the preliminary fights prior to MFL pay-per-views and other pertaining programming will be additionally featured by ESPN2. Meanwhile, subsequent programming consisting of live fights, pre-shows and post-shows, countdown shows, and knockout highlights as well as weigh-in specials will be featured as well. An additional programming opportunity manifested as a weekly MFL magazine series. The MFL retains production control over the show, particularly the use of its broadcast team.
ESPN3's primary function in the partnership is to provide an online streaming service that delivers both live streams and replays of MFL events to fans residing in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and of course, the United States.
International Expansion & Media
As per the sport and organization's elevating popularity in the United States, generally MFL events are held in the North American country, however, in order to facilitate the mission of establishing a global appeal for mixed martial arts while simultaneously ensuring the company's success, Santiago has expanded beyond the simple broadcasting of MFL events in other countries, and is commencing the promotion for MFL events to be held in other countries from different continents such as the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Japan, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia etc.
Video Games, Action Figures & DVD
Following his purchase of the company, Santiago and video game developer/publisher EA announced a license agreement awarding EA worldwide rights to develop video game titles under the MFL brand. This agreement gifts EA exlusive rights to current and next-generation consoles as well as to handheld and PC titles. The licensing agreement is set to expire in 2019. Subsequently, it was announced that the MFL had signed an exlusive ten-year contract with Hasbro to create action figures for the MFL, with 8 series currently being developed. And finally, every PPV MFL event is set to be released onto DVD, as well as documentaries and feature films about the organization's history.
- Following a verbal warning pertaining to perceived inactivity from both fighters, the referee has the absolute right to stop them both and stand them up should a stalemate be reached on the ground.
- In the case of some sort of pause, be it for medical reasons or others, the referee must resume the bout with both fighters in their positions prior to said pause.
The following unveils belonging to those of those citizen of language right she its Armageddon:
|Weight Classes||Tonnage Strength per Class|
|Bantamweight (No longer exists)||Below one ton|
|Featherweight (Merged with Lightweight)||5+tons|
|Lightweight (145 pound limit)||10+ tons|
|Welterweight (170 pound limit)||20+ tons|
|Middleweight (Merged with L. Heavyweight)||40+ tons|
|Light Heavyweight (205 pound limit)||60+ tons|
|Heavyweight (265 pound limit)||80+ tons|
|Super Heavyweight (Unlimited)||100+ tons|
An eight sided enclosure of appropriate openness, an insistence on serving as octagonal cages, it is a structure with walls of metal chain-link fence coating with black vinyl and a diameter of nearly years, enabling the accommodation of thirty feet of space from point to point. The aforementioned fences are reportedly nearly six feet in height, his foam padding around the top of the fence between each of the eight sections. Additionally, the cage is embellished by two entry-exit gates opposite each other.
With varying lengths of match rounds depending on whether or not the match is for a championship title, or is a fight card's main event fight, in all fights, each round is no longer than the maximum five minutes. Differing from usual generic fights that boast a maximum of three rounds, championship fights last for five rounds. There is a one-minute rest period between rounds.
Fighter attire requires MFL approval and usually consists of shorts, no conventional foot wear such as shoes are permitted. Shirts (accepted only for female fighters), long pants or gis are disallowed. Light-weight open-fingered gloves with necessary padding around the knuckles are to be worn by fighters as they enable fighters to execute punches with less risk of sustained a hand injury while simultaneously retaining the ability to grapple. A protective cup, mouthguard, and jockstrap are also required. Masks are allowed, provided that they do not have any form of armor that will aid the fighter.
Relying on a ten-point must system, three judges are tasked with the scoring of each round, with the rounds' winner receiving ten points while the loser receives nine points or fewer. The judging criteria is dependent primarily on number of strikes landed versus number of strikes sustained, number of dominant positions, takedown efficiency etc.
- Knockout: When a legal strike results in another fighter being forced into unconsciousness.
- Technical Knockout (TKO): Should the referee feel that the victimized fighter is incapable of continuing due to an inability to properly defend oneself, the fight is said to have been terminated with a technical knockout. This may also be stopped due to a doctor's insisted stoppage e.g should a fighter sustain a deep enough cut etc. Or if the fighter's corner concedes.
- Submission: When a fighter either taps the mat or his opponent or verbally communicates his defeat or simply voices his pain to a degree that the referee is compelled to stop the fight, it is said to be a submission victory/loss. A technical submission occurs when a fighter fails to tap out and instead loses consciousness.
- Judge's Decision: Largely dependent on scoring, it may end as a unanimous, majority, split or technical decision. Or at times a unanimous, majority, split, and technical draw.
- Forfeit: A fighter may willingly end their bout with another fighter for a variety of reasons other than injury.
- No Contest: This is a situation that occurs when a fighter is incapable of continuing or at the very least, compete effectively due to an unintentional illegal move etc. and an insufficient number of completed rounds to be judged to make an appropriate decision.
- Disqualification: A decision made should a fighter intentionally perform an illegal move that is considered by the referees or the opponent to be deliberately injurious.
- Inserting fingers into the opponent's mouth
- Attacks to the groin
- Small joint manipulation
- Pulling of the hair
- Inserting a finger into any cut or laceration
- Attacking the spine or back of the head
- Attacking the throat
- Intentionally attempting to break bone
- Kicking and kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
- Stomping a grounded opponent
- Unsportsmanlike conduct
- The use of abusive language
- Attacking an opponent during the break between rounds
- Attacking an opponent being observed by the referee, corner or cage-side doctor
- Attacking an opponent following the end of a round
- Ignoring the referee's instructions
- Interference by the corner
- Feigning injury
Fighter Salaries, Offered Facilities & Roster
Adhering to a system whereby MFL fighters receive no salaries but are instead paid per fight, the amount being largely dependent on the fighters' renown and how well sponsored a particular fighter is, and the event as well. Aside from the money received for the fight, additional bonuses may be acquired upon victory. Spectacular knockouts, premium submissions or exciting fights warrant these described bonuses. Fighters, even the lesser well-known ones, are paid a healthy sum whereas the more famous ones are awarded more ostentatiously. The following are the offered facilities and benefits for MFL fighters:
- Heavily armed security forces with technologically aggrandized forms of ballistic protection and innovative firearms etc. offer protection to both the fighters and those in attendance. Additional, more technologically adept quantum-centered security forces have been implemented in anticipation of metahuman assaults.
- Training facilities and camps designed to ensure the continued optimum physical conditioning of MFL fighter should they opt to select the promotion's offered training facilities. Beta-Trion centered technology purposed for the structural fortification and necessary resistance to overwhelming superhuman force renders offered exercise and calisthenics equipment beyond suitable for those of substantial superhuman attributes. Training camps catering to a variety of styles e.g counter-striking, grappling, submission wrestling etc. are offered for the promotion's professional fighters and available to any enthusiastic individual willing to pay the necessary money to partake in the camp's onerous training and sparring sessions.
- Nutritionists, doctors and other medical staff are readily available for the necessary examination, drug testing etc. of the promotion's fighters. Their prioritized task however, to prevent the probability of injury, to manage an injured fighter's medical recovery, as well as offering nutritional advice regarding the optimum fight diet.
- Medical facilities pertaining to the aforementioned medical staff consists of technologically innovative equipment for the acceleration of the body's healing process in anticipation of injury. By preventing the unraveling of the telomerase enzyme in human DNA during cellular mitosis, tissue regeneration is substantially accelerated.
MFL Health Program
The MFL 'Health Program' is a comprehensive alcohol, drug, and cardiac screening program initiated several weeks following Santiago's purchase of the MFL. The policy tests for recreational drug use and abuse of prescription medication, including anabolic steroids and muscle relaxers. Under the guidelines of the policy, talent is additionally tested annually for pre-existing or developing cardiac issues. The cardiac evaluations are regulated by New York Cardiology Associates P.C., while the drug testing is handled by Aegis Sciences Corporation. Because of this policy, physicians are able to diagnose performers with heart ailments etc. that would otherwise likely go unnoticed.
(This is an open location thread, anyone is welcome to post here provided it is within reason)
- Anyone can apply to be an MFL fighter, part of the production team (announcer, commentator, cutman, matchmaker, ring girl) or any position in the company really. PM me (La_Espada) with info on whatever you wanna do, or show up IC at the company's HQ.
- Anyone can attend an event after IC purchasing a ticket etc.
- Sparring sessions held by MFL camps and whatnot can be joined by any character.
- Fights, tournaments etc. will be organized by MFL staff.
- No destruction without approval from me.
- Sell the security
- Cheating, corruption, drama etc. can be implemented as it is part of the sports world.
- Have fun :)