UFC fighters could be sent into SPACE
A NEW reality TV show is planning to send MMA fighters into SPACE – to crown the new out-of-this-world champion.
Italian film producer and entrepreneur Andrea Iervolino has revealed plans for the ‘Galactic Combat’ series, which could air as early as next year.
The show would enlist 40 MMA fighters and put them through a rigorous training regime, producing the top eight contestants to be shot into space.
They will then face off in a tournament of Zero-G fights during a 90-minute flight that circles the globe.
Iervolino, 33, has enlisted former UFC fighter John Lewis to help promote the series, which will be created by his new Space11 company that describes itself as ‘one of a kind and revolutionary’.
He told Fast Company: “If you take UFC, it has a huge fan base.
“My goal with this new format is, I don’t want to lose UFC fans—we need to embrace all of them.
“The whole MMA world. But the goal with Zero-G fighting is to make the concept much wider. – thesun.co.uk