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BET launches new show Iron Ring

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Floyd Mayweather stars in Iron Ring

For the first time in what seems like years, BET are launching an original series.

Iron Ring, a 13-episode half-hour weekly series showcasing mixed martial arts (the fastest-growing new sports format in entertainment) pairs celebrity team owners, trainers and fighters to produce some of the most compelling match-ups on television.

Headlining the show is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather (with the assistance of hip-hop star Rick Ross) managing the Money Mayweather Boys, along with hip-hop heavyweights Ludacris and Nelly representing Team Luda and Team Nelly (respectively); T.I. with the help of Big Kuntry, Young Dro, DJ Drama and Alpha Omega leading Team Grand Hustle; Juelz Santana and Jim Jones heading Dipset; and Lil Jon with the Head Busters.

“When I heard BET was bringing Iron Ring to the air, I wanted to be involved in any way I could,” said team owner Ludacris. “What people will get out of Iron Ring is that it’s less about the man in the fight and more about the fight in the man.”

With $100,000 in prize money up for grabs, these skilled competitors go toe-to-toe in the “Iron Ring” using the combined fighting techniques of jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing and wrestling.

Irong Ring premieres Tuesday, March 18 at 11pm ET/PT on BET.

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