UK based promotion Cage Warriors faces an uncertain future once again. The twice nominated ‘Promotion of the Year’ lost its CEO and frontrunner Graham Boylan today as he officially stepped down from the same promotion he brought out of the ashes five years ago.
“It’s time for me to start a new chapter in my life so I have stepped down as CEO of Cage Warriors, but I’m very proud of what we achieved in the last four years,” Boylan told The42.ie.
The uncertainty of the promotion began before Christmas as the promotion’s annual marque New Year Eve show in Dublin, Ireland was inexplicably cancelled and with no events were announced for 2015 MMA media members in the UK then began discussing rumours regarding what the future holds for the promotion. Finally, a show was announced for March 21st but regardless a number of exclusively signed fighters still sought out fights elsewhere.
Boylan’s departure will be a massive blow to the promotion as the Irishman played a major role in bringing the promotion to the heights of being one of the biggest in Europe and among the best quality shows in the world.
Alan’s Angle: I really have no idea where the promotion goes from here and I fear the worst may happen. I hope someone takes the helm and salvages the promotion from going under. Their matchmaker Ian Dean is one of the best in the business and having him operate with a large talent pool and a high number of shows is one of the most entertaining things in all of MMA.
(title picture via Cage Warriors/Dolly Clew)