USA Taekwondo and UFC® today announced the extension of its partnership agreement to continue the active promotion and exposure of amateur taekwondo competition across the United States.
“The strong partnership we’ve forged with UFC provides both organizations with a unique opportunity to grow alongside each other,” said USA Taekwondo Secretary General Bruce Harris. “UFC has such a global reach and offers the perfect showcase for USA Taekwondo and the athletes that have honed their skills through our programs, such as current UFC fighter and former USA Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year, James Moontasri.”
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with USA Taekwondo,” UFC Vice President of Federation Relationships and Corporate Social Responsibility Lou Lauria said. “USA Taekwondo is a valued member of the Olympic combat sport community and UFC remains committed to the development of amateur sport.”
As the national governing body for the sport of taekwondo in the United States, USA Taekwondo will continue to work in conjunction with UFC to support and promote the development of the sport globally. By leveraging UFC’s industry-leading expertise and resources, USA Taekwondo and its activities will be featured across several high-profile areas such as UFC’s broadcasts, social and digital media.
USA Taekwondo will continue to provide its membership community with exclusive opportunities to experience UFC through UFC events, UFC Fight Club®, UFC GYM® locations, UFC FIGHT PASS®, UFC Rewards and International Fight Week.
USA Taekwondo is one of three national governing bodies within the Olympic community to also serve as an official partner with UFC, joining USA Wrestling and USA Judo.