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Fight Opinion Radio #51: Post-UFC 71 aftermath

By Zach Arnold | June 1, 2007

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Start your weekend off the right way with Fight Opinion Radio. Returning to the show this week are popular MMA writers Steve Sievert and Luke Thomas. Steve talks about his experience at the UFC 71 show in Las Vegas and how top bosses in the mainstream media are reacting to the American MMA boom. Luke gives his overall take on UFC 71 and how writers in the mainstream media reacted to the show (and why they may have reacted the way they did). This week’s show is brought to you by Monster Wrestling Rings and Kakuto Store.

In addition to our two respective guests, the Fight Opinion Radio crew breaks down the UFC 71 event and the aftermath. How will the Dan Henderson experiment work? Where does UFC booking go from here? Plus, we discuss what has become a very controversial topic, which is the attempt by both dogfighting supporters and mainstream media writers to try to lump MMA in the same category as dogfighting. This topic deserves serious debate because we do not expect the comparison to go away any time soon, so both MMA fans and writers alike need to pay close attention. Special credit and thanks to (video clip here) and WAVY TV 10 for the brief audio clips we used on this week’s show. WAVY TV has done excellent reporting on the dogfighting allegations against NFL QB Michael Vick. If you have not seen the audio of NFL RB Clinton Portis defending Michael Vick on WAVY TV with Mary Kay Mallonee, here it is:

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3 Responses to “Fight Opinion Radio #51: Post-UFC 71 aftermath”

  1. […] « Fight Opinion Radio #51: Post-UFC 71 aftermath […]

  2. […] You have to love a sports writer trashing a sport that attracts a ton of people in the 18-34 year old demographic, the kind of people that newspapers practically should be begging more due to bleeding circulation numbers. MMA coverage is good to have right now. The Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and The Orange County Register newspapers understand this. Steve Sievert and I talked about this on the latest edition of Fight Opinion Radio. […]

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