MFC:The Ivy League of MMA

March 26, 2012
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MFC Staff: Curtis Ledger

So you finally made it, kid.   For all that hard work, all those long hours, all that dedication and self sacrifice, this is what you get.  You get this letter.  It seems like a small token compared to your investment, doesn’t it?  Well rest assured it’s not.  It’s the key to your future, kid.  This is where you’ll teach.  This is where you’ll learn.  You will keep this place in your heart for the rest of your life.  Hey, you hear me, kid?  See there at the bottom?  Just sign.  You earned it.  Welcome to the MFC.  Welcome to the Ivy League of mixed martial arts. 

In the Ivy League, opportunity is created.  You don’t go to Yale to limit your options.  No academic in Harvard is there to remain stagnant.  When you hit the Ivy League of MMA, other opportunities can be better faced and openly embraced.  Each fighter has his own aspirations for his career, and those aspirations are considered and respected by the MFC.  This is a team made to help fighters, not hinder them, even if that means working to see them realize goals that exist outside the MFC.  You’re an Ivy Leaguer now, baby. 

In the Ivy League, people are invited to be part of something major.  The history is storied and significant from Hanover, New Hampshire to State College, Pennsylvania. Walk into any of these edifices of higher education; each step down the hallway echoes with worth – just as each step onto the MFC’s crisp canvas signifies the completion of a journey from paid fighter to professional athlete.  Now you’re internationally live on HDNet.  Now you’re on Canada’s largest sports network – TSN.  Now you’re with the biggest show in Canada.  Now you’re with one of the top damn shows in the world.  Now you’re part of something big.  An Ivy League institution is not about the pillars of its entrance, it’s about the pillars of education, and the MFC is not about the sport for its good, it’s about the good of the sport. (more…)