Just announced on tonight’s Inside MMA, mixed martial arts super agent Monte Cox is starting a new fight promotion called Adrenaline MMA (formerly known as M-1 Global) and has signed top 10 heavyweights Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell. “The Maine-iac” said his split from the UFC was amicable and said his deal with the new Adrenaline MMA promotion is non-exclusive. He will not fulfill the last fight on his contract with the UFC and has been released from his contract altogether.
At age 32, he hopes to fight several times a year, in Adrenaline MMA and in other promotions. He stated he’d like to fight in Japan and (of course) said Fedor is #1 one on his list.
Monte Cox stated Adrenaline MMA’s first show will be June 14th in Chicago.
UPDATE: MMA Weekly is reporting that not only have Ben Rothwell and Tim Sylvia signed on for the new Adrenaline MMA promotion, but that they’ve also signed current EliteXC and DREAM fighter Eddie Alvarez. Also according to the report, a fight between American Top Team’s Jeff Monson and PRIDE veteran Mike Russow has already been signed for the inaugural show.