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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 all […]

Fight Opinion Radio special: Jeremy Lappen (EXC)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Jeremy Lappen, one of the big bosses of Elite XC, joined us on the program this week to talk about this Saturday’s Elite XC event at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA. Check out the event’s fight card by going to You can purchase tickets for this Saturday’s event on TicketMaster. This special edition […]

Fight Opinion Radio #85: The debate over the judging for Rampage/Griffin at UFC 86

Friday, July 11th, 2008

While we are busy fielding offers for advertisers, we took some time to interview Rami Genauer of Fight Metric to talk about Forrest Griffin’s unanimous decision win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86. Rami explains how the Fight Metric system ruled the bout a draw. Meanwhile, there’s dissension in the ranks of Fight Opinion […]

Fight Opinion Radio #84: Zuffa’s new marketing rights agreement

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

This week, it’s the return of Judge Jeff Thaler and our honorable guest on the show is Rob Maysey of fame. Rob recently posted an article about Zuffa LLC’s new marketing rights agreement that fighters are supposedly being offered and asked to sign. We’ll talk about all of the positives and negatives of the […]

Fight Opinion Radio #83: Writing the IFL’s obituary, and retirement talk for Matt Hughes

Friday, June 20th, 2008

On this week’s show, there is absolutely no talk regarding the announcement of Lorenzo Fertitta moving full-time to UFC. You’ll have to wait until next week’s show for that discussion. Instead, we have a length discussion about the recent BJJ Worlds event in Long Beach, a debate about the keyboard warriors who are calling for […]

Fight Opinion Radio #82: Coffee talk on major MMA issues

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

We are joined this week by Caleb of The Fightworks Podcast and MMA Predictions to talk about many of the bigger issues that the MMA industry is going to face in the reminder of the 2008 calendar year. This show features a different format than past shows in that it’s more in free-flow form, but […]

Fight Opinion Radio #81: UFC 84 preview and sabermetrics in MMA

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

We are joined this week by the man behind to preview this Saturday’s UFC 84 event. We have predictions for all the major fights on the show, which includes usage of data from the Fight Metric web site. Plus, an interesting question is posed on the show about the future role of sabermetrics and […]

Fight Opinion Radio #80: Josh Barnett & Shayna Baszler

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

We decided to go with a different format for this radio show. This time around, the guests are the co-hosts… and it made for some interesting radio. Listen to Mr. Barnett discuss his philosophy on catch wrestling (in relation to jiu-jitsu) and his pointed comments towards Eddie Bravo. Shayna discusses her future with Elite XC […]

Fight Opinion Radio #79: Mark Dion

Friday, April 11th, 2008

We’re back this week with an intriguing spotlight interview featuring Mark Dion of City Boxing. Mark talks about his recent experiences in arbitration in regards to being owed money by former client Brandon Vera, along with details about some of the past meetings he has had with UFC. A very intriguing and timely interview. Plus, […]

Fight Opinion Radio #78: Oleg Taktarov & Jeremy Lappen

Monday, March 10th, 2008

This week, we have two special interviews for you. First, we have an interview with Elite XC matchmaker Jeremy Lappen. Jeremy stops by to talk about the new EXC/CBS deal and clarifies or disproves some of the rumors floating on the Internet about the business aspects of the new relationship. Second, we have an interview […]

Fight Opinion Radio #77: Court is back in session

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Kimbo Slice proved to be a huge success at the box office and for Showtime’s television ratings. What exactly is driving the Kimbo phenomenon? Is race as big of a factor as it is being made out to be by certain individuals in the MMA community? Court is back in session this week with the […]

Fight Opinion Radio #76: Thaler family MMA get-together

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Jeff Thaler and Thaler family members join us this week to recap the WEC 32 event from Wednesday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Does Carlos Condit deserve the praise that he is receiving online? Where does he stand in terms of worldwide rankings in his weight class? Plus, what’s the best sports analogy to use […]

Fight Opinion Radio #75: The return of Judge Jeff Thaler

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We’ve now officially reached the point where Judge Jeff Thaler may become a weekly segment on our radio show, thanks to the millions of MMA-related lawsuits being filed in the United States. This week, the Judge takes a close look at PRIDE FC Worldwide’s lawsuit against Dream Stage Entertainment. What are some of the unique […]

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