Friday, October 10, 2008

Topps Enters the Octogon with UFC

Topps just announced they've reached an agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on exclusive rights to UFC-brand cards. The deal, which runs through May, 2011, includes all of UFC's history. The press release also mentions memorabilia cards including match gloves and Octogon swatches. Expect the first Topps UFC set in early 2009.

All I can say is, it's about time. I've been wondering when a UFC set would be produced for a couple of years now. My guess is that this won't affect Upper Deck's upcoming MMA set as it features past and present fighters and doesn't focus on the UFC brand.


Gellman said...

Looks like he scooped you too.

Ryan Cracknell said...


Actually, it all depends on how you look at it. Assuming I'm a time zone over, then if you look at the time stamp, I actually started typing one minute before Chris. He just press the "publish" button a moment before me.