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Fight Opinion Radio: A chat with the uniquely skilled, colorful, and ruthlessly efficient Marina Shafir

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Marina Shafir, elite member of The 4 Horsewomen, joins us this week to talk about her journey from judo into Mixed Martial Arts and the stories beyond the generic press clippings regarding her relationship with Ronda Rousey and her individual path in the women’s MMA scene. What will the landscape look like in five years? Will we get to see Marina vs. Cyborg? An excellent interview worthy of your attention this week on the show. Plus: why Ronda Rousey & The 4 Horsewomen are the complete opposite of Jon Jones (in a good way).

Over/under on Fabricio Werdum odds versus Cain Velasquez: 5-to-1 underdog?

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Fabricio Werdum won relatively easily over Travis Browne at the UFC Fox event in Orlando. But it won’t be that easy against Cain Velasquez.

Lame duck & bad luck: Andy Foster will face Sacramento sabotage after Nevada interview

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Andy Foster, unknown to many of his allies, applied for the Nevada State Athletic Commission job after telling everyone he would stay in California. And now that he’s not getting the Nevada job, returning to Sacramento is going to be hell.

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.

UFC can’t ignore the public relations nightmare with Jon Jones any longer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Some athletes can’t handle social media, no matter how much you desire having all your athletes online. Jon Jones falls into that category.

One month away from finding out if Bellator will sink or swim on PPV

Monday, April 14th, 2014

What’s at stake for Bellator on PPV? If they succeed, Viacom will open up the checkbook for real.

Bizarre interview process for Nevada athletic commission will lead to Friday decision

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The politicos in Las Vegas still haven’t made up their mind as to whether or not they will hire Andy Foster as the Athletic Commission’s new Executive Director.

Bob Arum’s unintentional symbolism at Wednesday presser for Pacquiao/Bradley fight

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Bob Arum said the hell with it and shots were fired against MGM executives over the casino’s desire to promote the Floyd Mayweather/Marcos Maidana fight more boisterously than Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley.

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.

WWE Network has nearly 700,000 enrolled. So, PPV as we used to know it is dead… right?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A lot of the biggest proponents of both the WWE Network and UFC’s Fight Pass site are ready to proclaim the death of PPV. However, there’s way too many business interests to prevent this from happening any time soon.

The good, bad, and awful of heavyweight fights promoted by Main Events, Bellator, and Golden Boy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

If you like watching the heavyweights fight in boxing and MMA, the last two days have been perfect for you. But not every heavyweight bout turns out well, especially in California.

UFC is paying for random drug testing, but is random drug testing equal from state to state?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The good news is that the UFC seems willing to pay for random drug testing for some of their bigger fights. The question is: what exactly are the random drug testing protocols from state to state?

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.

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