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USA TODAY Sports Media Group Acquires Leading Mixed-martial Arts Outlet,
Nov 11, 2011 (04:11 PM EST)


MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced today the acquisition of leading mixed-martial arts site, and its related editorial assets across all platforms, including its daily radio show.

The site's editor-in-chief, Dann Stupp, and its entire editorial staff, including award-winning lead staff reporter John Morgan, will remain in place and will report to Dave Morgan, the USA TODAY Sports Media Group's senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief.

"This is an exciting acquisition for us, and one that greatly enhances the editorial capabilities of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group in covering mixed martial arts across all platforms," said Tom Beusse, president of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. "Since its inception, has established itself by breaking stories on a regular basis and providing fans with the most relevant and complete coverage available for this evolving and fast-growing sport, and we will continue to strengthen and expand that coverage for our fans."

With more than one million unique visitors per month, is one of the leading online news destinations for the sport, as well as a content partner for several print, online and TV outlets. It also produces the daily podcast/radio show " Radio," with a TV simulcast syndicated through Fight Now TV. will retain its unique URL, and will also be rolled in to the USA TODAY Sports Media Group's online coverage at by mid-December 2011. was represented by Founders Investment Banking during the acquisition process.

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, and

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