Aug 29, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 54
The gang previews UFC Fight Night: Condit v. Kampmann II and UFC 164: Henderson v. Pettis II. Sidenote, what's with all these rematches? Come on new guys...make us care about your fights. Anyways, they also talk about Ben Askren's future and get all serious talking about sports journalism v. trying to make that sweet sweet paper.
Aug 19, 2013
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 53
The gang, in this recorded-on-time-but-posted-a-little-late show, go deep into the UFC's debut on FS1. They break down the futures of Chael P., The Reem, Travis Browne, Urijah Faber and Uriah Hall. Sidenote, it can't be a good sign that I fell asleep watching Hall v. John Howard, right? The gang also talks about the disastrous Bellator/TNA cross-promoting that is happening.
Aug 16, 2013
UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun v. Sonnen Predictions
Considering how young the sport of MMA is and how close the UFC was to shuttering just a decade ago, it’s amazing to think that a UFC card would essentially be the way a major sports network introduces itself to the nation (that and it’s bevy of tall blonde reporters…what is it with Fox and blond reporters, do they have a factory somewhere???). The notion is that this new rival to ESPN will offer more primetime MMA coverage, alongside coverage of football, baseball, soccer and basketball. This will only be good for the sport. While there are still a bunch of questions as to how the UFC will play out on these new channels the more pressing question for people come August 17th is what freaking channel is this on and does my cable plan even get it??
Aug 13, 2013
Bellator adds Alvarez-Chandler II to pay-per-view-card. In related news, Bellator PPV now worth buying
|Image via Eric Coleman, Bellator|
Alvarez, who hasn't fought since October 2012 and signed a free agent deal with the UFC, has been involved in a bitter lawsuit with Bellator over their contract provision to match any offer from another promotion. Considering that Bellator's owner Viacom primarily deals with basic cable, the thought was Bellator was producing a pay-per-view card solely to keep Alvarez from winning his court battle. However, it seems time (and likely a boatload of PPV money) heals all wounds, when Alvarez told USA Today, "I couldn't be happier right now...We've been trying to settle since the very beginning of this. We were able to compromise and put it behind us. I'm happy to put my name on the dotted line and move forward with my career."
Ariel Helwani of mmafighting.com reported that sources said if Alvarez loses he is free to walk away but if he beats Chandler he'll be contractually obligated to do a trilogy. So while it seems that Alvarez isn't long for the Bellator ring, the fighting audience will be left with one or potentially two more fights between these two top ten lightweights.
Aug 12, 2013
It's MMAzing Consensus Rankings for August 2013
**Note: For an explanation of how we came to these rankings, please listen to Episode 52 of It's MMAzing Radio **
|Image via www.sportingopinions.com|
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Antonio Silva
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Frank Mir
8. Stipe Miocic
9. Josh Barnett
10. Roy Nelson
1. Jon Jones
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Rashad Evans
4. Phil Davis
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Glover Teixeira
7. Antônio Rogério Nogueira
8. Dan Henderson
9. Ryan Bader
10. Mauricio Rua
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 52
The gang comes back from a long (unintentional) hiatus to talk about what the hell Bellator is trying to accomplish. They also argue rankings for the first time in five months and break down the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1.
Aug 4, 2013
No Podcast Today
Podcast cancelled due to technical errors.
Aug 2, 2013
Top Five Undead
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