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Norman Parke In Talks With The Professional Fighters League

Former UFC lightweight Norman Parke is in talks to fight in PFL's 2018 lightweight division.

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) are looking to make a big impact in 2018 and they are currently trying to line up a solid roster of talent to compete for their prize pool of $10 millions dollars.

Earlier this year, World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) announced that they’d rebranded to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and that starting in 2018, they would introduce a new format with fighters competing seven weight classes throughout the year to enter a playoff tournament at the end.

The winner from each of the weight class playoffs will receive a prize of $1 million, while the remaining $3 million in the prize pool will be split amongst the other competitors.

PFL are yet to announce the competitors in each of the weight division, but MMANytt.com learned last evening that they are currently in talks with former UFC lightweight, Norman Parke.

Parke (23-6-1 1NC) last competed back in October at KSW 40 when he took on Mateusz Gamrot in a rematch of their fight at KSW 39. The fight ended in yet more controversy between the pair when a series of eye pokes from the champion Gamrot impaired Parke’s vision to the point that he couldn’t continue.

Prior to his stint in KSW, Parke had won the TUF: Smashes season in 2012 and competed in the UFC for over three years. He last win came back in February this year when he defeated Paul Redmond at BAMMA 28 in Belfast.

No deal has yet been signed, but talks are said to be in advanced stages. The Northern Irishman is currently scheduled Tim Wilde at Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 8 on Feb. 10 in 2018.

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