You may be familiar with UFC, Bellator, Boxing, and WWE (not to mention the playground skirmishes that usually go viral on Instagram). However, what Carlos Silva and his team at the Professional Fighters League are fighting to change the game — literally.

Bringing his extensive background in sports, media, and entertainment, Silva got involved with the organization three years ago as league president when it was still known as the World Series of Fighting.

What drew Silva to the opportunity is that “Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, which you don’t truly realize until you ‘get in.’” Yet he quickly realized through his interactions with business partners and industry peers that most considered what he and the World Series of Fighting did to be a “promotion,” similar to boxing or UFC Pay-Per-View.