As Contender Series debut run draws to close, Dana White says to expect many, many more,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5542297051001
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With just two weeks left in the debut run of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, the man whose name is in the title says the series will feature prominently moving forward.

“It’s doing very well,” UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie following the most recent episode. “It’s killing it for us, and I have other plans for this show, too, so yeah, this is going to keep going.”

Launched in July, the Contender Series features a mix of up-and-coming fighters and veterans looking to earn their way into the UFC in a weekly fight card at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas that streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Through six episodes on the show, 11 different fighters have scored UFC deals.

For the most part, the fights have proven entertaining, taking place in front of small but lively crowd and featuring athletes hell-bent on making their way to the big show.

White has long discussed the possibility of weekly live fights and believes the Contender Series provides the ideal recipe.

“I think I finally came up with the perfect concept for weekly shows,” White said. “I love it.”

There are two shows remaining in the debut run of the Contender Series events, but White said the show will make a return later this year and provide another vehicle – along with “The Ultimate Fighter” and “Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight” – for athletes to try and make their way to the sport’s biggest promotion.

White said an exact return date has yet to be determined, but he insists a long run is on the horizon.

“We’ll take a little break and then start over again,” White said. “Honestly, I could do this every Tuesday for the rest of my life. I love it.”

To hear more from White, including some of his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, check out the video above.

And for more on the upcoming schedule for Dana White’s Contender Series, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie