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MMA LIVE Coming To TV!

MFSQPSFAN2010-05-17 13:16:28 +0000 #1
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Though it is often featured on “SportsCenter,” mixed martial arts has yet to grab a show of its own on The Worldwide Leader in Sports, but two of ESPN’s sister channels, ESPN2 and TSN, are ready to take on MMA.

“MMA Live” is a weekly 30-minute show currently running on ESPN.com that focuses on news, events, interviews, and other aspects of mixed martial arts. Jon Anik hosts the show, which also features analysts Kenny Florian and Franklin McNeil. Stephan Bonnar, Miguel Torres, Frank Mir, and Rashad Evans also serve as expert analysts on the show.

Continuing its weekly schedule and half-hour format, “MMA Live” will begin its run on ESPN2 in the United States and TSN in Canada sometime in the next few weeks, according to MMAWeekly.com sources. An announcement of the move from the Internet to cable television could come from ESPN as soon as Thursday.

“MMA Live” debuted on ESPN.com on May 15, 2008, with a three-episode test run. The show got a strong enough response that it has aired weekly on the Internet ever since, but the plan from the onset was always to try and take the show to cable.

“It’s strictly going to be on ESPN.com. It’s not going to be on TV as of right now,” Florian told MMAWeekly.com prior to its Internet debut. “If it goes well, we’ll do a regular thing on the Internet, and if it does even better, then possibly you’ll see it on TV.”

Less than two years later and the time has finally arrived for “MMA Live.”


RJ3162010-05-17 13:19:11 +0000 #2
This is awesome news for MMA, any coverage is great coverage

Now fire Franklin Mcneil and we will be in good shape
Crow_Time2010-05-17 13:27:58 +0000 #3
Good deal.
Crow_Time2010-05-17 14:01:58 +0000 #4
Curious to why VS hasnt done something like this yet too.... Since they're trying to rival ESPN.
CoolChris12010-05-17 13:39:41 +0000 #5
This will be an hour show. They should do it at 12PM ET every Saturday on ESPN.
RJ3162010-05-17 13:59:13 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by KidChris1



This will be an hour show. They should do it at 12PM ET every Saturday on ESPN.

I read somewhere it will be every Thursday afternoon.

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