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Fight Opinion Radio: Mad genius Eddie Bravo has a high-stakes tournament concept destined to grab attention

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Eddie Bravo joined us on Fight Opinion Radio to talk about his big plans for a new grappling tournament this Summer where the financial incentive is big to win and put on a show that could lead to bigger & better career prospects.

Fight Opinion Radio features the best: Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. on the evolving combat sports scene

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

One of our best interviews ever on Fight Opinion Radio as we got the chance to talk with the best ring announcer in the business, Jimmy Lennon Jr. His father was a king of the ring and Jr. isn’t far behind in terms of accomplishments. Everything you wanted to know about growing up in the fight business and father/son relationships, including comparing & contrasting Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. with JCC Jr. If you appreciate the modern history of combat sports and how it has impacted today’s business landscape, then this is an interview you must check out.

Fight Opinion Radio: Judo Gene LeBell on Ronda Rousey’s UFC success & stories on the late Billy Robinson

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Back with a bang, Fight Opinion Radio has a very informative & entertaining interview this week with the legendary Judo Gene LeBell. Gene is back to talk about the rise of Ronda Rousey as UFC’s top ace and stories on the late Billy Robinson, Karl Gotch, and Ed “Strangler” Lewis. You’d be hard pressed to find a guest who can weave the past with the present in combat sports like Mr. LeBell. Truly one of a kind.

Fight Opinion Radio: The Mastodon of Verbosity, Mauro Ranallo, on the future of big fights on PPV

Monday, March 17th, 2014

We recently sat down with Showtime play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo to talk turkey about PRIDE’s past and about the future of combat sports on PPV. Plus: Should the UFC consider starting their own minor-league promotion?

The return of Fight Opinion Radio with Jeff Thaler & the great John Hackleman

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The legendary John Hackleman (thepit.tv) stops by to talk about the latest happenings at his school and how training is progressing for UFC Light Heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira. John has produced some prolific champions in the past and he’s not stopping any time soon.

Plus: After a five year hiatus, Fight Opinion Radio is back with a vengeance and we hold nothing back when it comes to addressing some of MMA’s most controversial topics including testosterone usage amongst fighters and random drug testing. Issues we were talking about five years ago have flared up into the mainstream press for consumption. Clairvoyance or just plain dumb luck? You decide.

Fight Opinion Radio #94: UFC 95 fallout and a big UFC 2010 prediction

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Caleb of The Fightworks Podcast joins us this week on Fight Opinion Radio to discuss the fallout from UFC 95, along with thoughts on a myriad of other MMA topics.

Fight Opinion Radio #93: Elite XC asset fire sale

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

In the immortal words of the late Vince Lombardi, “What the hell is going on out here?” That’s what we ask this week with the news of Showtime having a fire sale of Elite XC’s assets, including the fighter contracts of Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Jake Shields, and many other prominent fighters. Leave up to our resident lawyer, Jeff Thaler, to break down what could happen at next week’s fire sale auction and just who might be interested in fighter contracts.

Fight Opinion Radio #92: Delivering our eulogy for Elite XC

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This week on Fight Opinion Radio: We deliver our eulogy for Elite XC, a promotion that had a world of potential and crashed just like every other miserable start-up in the Mixed Martial Arts business. What’s next for Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Jake Shields, and many other top Elite XC fighters? Plus, how will the scandal affect the MMA landscape that is already dominated by UFC & Dana White?

Fight Opinion Radio #91: The meltdown of Kimbo Slice & Elite XC

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 14 seconds, Elite XC loses their top meal ticket in the process, and the winner of the fight opens his mouth in a very bad way. Welcome to the fight business! We’ll do our best to make the case as to why you should care about allegations [...]

Fight Opinion Radio #90: UFC 88 review & preview of upcoming UFC events

Friday, September 12th, 2008

This week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio concentrates on the fallout from last weekend’s UFC 88 event. Is Chuck Liddell finished as a top-level fighter? Why does Dan Henderson have such a strange track record in terms of being on-again, off-again in terms of producing exciting fights? Plus, thoughts on the Atlanta [...]

Fight Opinion Radio #89: The state of MMA outside UFC

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Consider this a group therapy session, as we spend this week’s show trying to figure out what the landscape of the MMA business is outside of UFC. Warning: You may get very depressed and fast. We discuss virtually every issue on the table and also talk about which newcomers to the sport have [...]

Fight Opinion Radio #88: Jake Shields, Renato Babalu, & Daniel Puder

Monday, August 11th, 2008

A great show for you this week, as we have three high-energy guests on the program. First, Jake Shields stopped by to talk about his latest win (over Nick Thompson), the prospects of facing Georges St. Pierre and how he thinks he could do against GSP, and why KJ Noons vs. Nick Diaz may [...]

Fight Opinion Radio #87: Josh Barnett & Shayna Baszler

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

They wanted to come on our show, so we gave them a not-so-cotton-candy Q & A session. Topics mentioned during the interview include: reports about Affliction pay cuts, will or will not Fedor fight on the second Affliction show, reasons for why Shayna got mauled by a woman named Cyborg, and why Shayna is [...]

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