This week we had a very special episode of Offside. Not like a very special episode of Blossom - different and not as emotional.
We interviewed Tom Wright, who heads up the UFC for Canada. Before heading up the UFC, Tom was the 11th commissioner of the CFL. Before that he was President of Adidas Canada and Spalding Canada. He is also the Chairman of Special Olympics Canada.
In 2009, Tom authored Jim Balsillie's relocation application to move the Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton. His first job was cutting grass at the age of 11. Hi wife’s family founded Grand & Toy, which means Tom gets a discount on paperclips.
In an interview, we cover a lot with Tom, including legalizing mixed martial arts (MMA), going mainstream with the sport, pay-per-view revenue, gate revenue, Dana White and the UFC corporate culture.
It's a good interview. This blog is not monetized so I'm telling the truth.