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Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 30 (Media Week)

By Zach Arnold | November 2, 2006

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This week’s show (presented by is a good one if you like to hear the thoughts from writers who cover the MMA business extensively. Our first guest is Eddie Goldman of NHB News (his site’s ATOM feed is here). Eddie shares his thoughts on UFC’s marketing tactics, Dana White’s behavior in public, HBO’s level of interest in MMA programming, and why PPV is an archaic business model for MMA promotions in 2006. Our second guest is Dave Doyle of Dave was a former reporter for the Boston Globe newspaper. He shares with us his many insights on PRIDE & IFL and the similarities and/or differences between MMA & pro-wrestling fans online. You can check out the Fox Sports MMA blog here. Two great radio interviews with two excellent writers.

Podcasting Links

The 30th edition of Fight Opinion Radio is now online and available to download. Here are your options for listening to the show:

Broadband (MP3) | Dial-up/Streaming

If you click on full-post view, you will see a timetable of segments on this week’s show.

Or you can use the great flash player to listen to it streaming (without having to use an external program). Check it out (down below).

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Show Timetable

  1. 0:00-13:21 – Opening segment (Belfort & Nastula fail NSAC drug tests, PRIDE’s future on New Year’s Eve)
  2. 15:05-38:14 – Interview with Eddie Goldman
  3. 40:00-56:25 – Breakdown of IFL financial/proxy statement (to become a publicly traded company)
  4. 57:55-1:14:35 – Interview with Dave Doyle of Fox Sports
  5. 1:16:00-1:31:17 – World Famous MMA Grab Bag


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