Glen Rice, Michigan's all-time leading scorer in basketball, wants to bring a new venture of his to Ann Arbor. But the endeavor has nothing to do with basketball.â†µ
Rice, who finished his Wolverines career with 2,442 points, is now a mixed martial arts promoter. His company is called GForce Promotions, and he hopes to eventually stage an event on the University of Michigan campus.â†µ
"I would love to do it in Crisler Arena if we could," Rice said while watching his son, Glen Rice Jr. [a sophomore guard at Georgia Tech], play in the Legends Classic. "Everybody would probably think, oh, Glen Rice is coming back and being a part of basketball. To bring them something different and to let them know that I’m still all about Michigan and want to show them a new thing that I’m doing."â†µ
Most of the shows Rice's company has promoted have been in the Miami area. He has aspirations for GForce Promotions to become as big as UFC, but knows there is a long way to go before reaching that status.â†µ
I want to get as high as it’ll take me. The UFC is the bread and butter of the MMA world. You always want to try and be like the best, although I don’t want to be a UFC, I want to be G-Force promotions. Hopefully, if things go right, we can be one of the elite companies.â†µ
You can read more of Mike Rothstein's interview with Rice at AnnArbor.com.