Yah there were tons...Hard Core Fighting was another, KOTC, TKO, and probably quite a few others.
It's a tough, tough venture. Even the UFC was bleeding cash early on. Without sponsors the sport can't survive...so that's why Dana goes Ape Sh*& whenever someone gives off a bad impression. Sponsors will drop you on a dime, we're talking seven/eight figures probably more.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.