After breaking the news about ProElite and CBS reaching a deal that would bring MMA onto primetime network TV, MMAFightiline has also learned thanks to www.proelite.com that Mark Burnett, the Reality Series guru who is responsible for hit reality shows such as Survivor, The Apprentice, and The Contender, will produce an MMA reality series that will feature many celebrity athletes including former baseball and football stars Jose Canseco and Herschel Walker.
Apparently, celebrities will fight with EliteXC fighters in each episode with the series finale concluding with a famous celebrity match up.
Jose Canseco and Herschel Walker are expected to be recruiting former friends and teammates for the cast.
Mark Burnett on his new challenge:
“I am thrilled to collaborate with ProElite, and look forward to working with an organization that is dedicated to the growth of a sport that is sure to become among the biggest in the world,I believe a primetime reality series involving world-class athletes from all sports competing in MMA will resonate with audiences far and wide as the sport garners popularity around the world.”
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