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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 18

Kickboxing organization Glory named  MARSHALL ZELAZNIK  CEO, and he will lead the global growth of the company. Zelaznik opened the first UFC office in the U.K. and "created a raft of events in the burgeoning sport" of MMA in Britain ( London TELEGRAPH, 1/23 ). ... Creative communic...

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