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Mill City Sports returns for another two-hour summer MCS Live.
Episode 2 features talk on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Combat Zone, East Coast Fighting Championship (ECFC) and much more of the mixed martial arts world.
MCS Live co-hosts Justin Soderberg and Greg Celona will be joined by Mike McMahon as they preview UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine, talk about upcoming UFC events, touch on Combat Zone 50 and the upcoming ECFC 2 in Lowell.
About Our Guest:
Mike McMahon covers mixed martial arts for the Eagle Tribune newspaper, contributes to MMA coverage on Mill City Sports and Yahoo Sports. Additionally, McMahon covers college hockey for College Hockey News and his own site The Mack Report.
Today we talk with Dr. John Spencer Ellis about the MMACA (Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association).
JSE is the CEO & Founder of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Associaton (ITCA) & Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA). John started Adventure Fitness Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp in the world. In addition, John also consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).
John has been featured on Oprah radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Muscle & Fitness, Cosmopolitan, BBC, Bravo, Business Week and ESPN
Is the rise of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in its present form a good or a bad thing?
In the past few years MMA and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) have quickly become some of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the world.
Mark Hominick is a veteran mixed martial artist and as fought in many organizations, including the UFC.
Be ready to tap in when Mark “The Machine” Hominick joins BEYONDtheCheers LIVE on Wed March 28th @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, talk with us or e-mail in advance.
Tonight I sit down to discuss Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson and rumors surrounding Anderson Silva. Joining me will be BJJ Brownbelt Rafael Figueira. Rafael has been training BJJ in Brazil for the last few months and brings his input about Brazilian fighters right here to late night MMA.
Kin Moy joins the panel to discuss his Bellator debut and, in our opinion, the horrible judging. We'll recap other recent Bellator, UFC, and Invicta fights. Georgette will break down the UFC's decision to reinstate alleged domestic abuser Thiago Silva, and provide the latest information on War Machine's charges for domestic violence.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing spectator and particpant sports in North America. A multi-dimensional, full contact combat sport, Mixed Martial Arts competitors utilize a variety of fighting techniques to defeat their challenger. The sport has exploded in popularity in recent years, from TV viewership to press coverage, to record crowds at events.
The numbers tell it all.
• $2.8 million in average gate revenues
• 11 tv series about the sport in 2007
• Over 46 former Olympians competein MMA
• 32 former NCAA Wrestling Champs in MMA
• $400 million total pay per view 2009
• 46 US States in which MMA is regulated
• 6 provinces in Canada have legalized MMA
But this sport does not lack a controversial punch from the medical community with 84% of Canadian Medical Association members having endorsed a resolution calling on provincial governments to ban professional MMA.
One might ask how this sport differs from two hockey players going toe to toe at center ice?
FACT: There are more injuries and deaths in hockey, lacrosse and soccer than Mixed Martial Arts.
Call in to deliver your knockout punch on the Mixed Martial Arts topic.
Are you pro or con for MMA?
Kids at the age of 6 are training for the sport – right or wrong?
By 2012 there will be more MMA gyms than fitness facilities in Canada
Revenue has tripled since 2006
Jack Bateman, President of W1 and Dr. Kim Dorsch, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies University of Regina, will be joining us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on Wednesday December 29th at 7PM EST. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question or join the online chat.
Plus an added bonus of the BEYONDtheCheers year end wrap up segment.
Fallon Fox is the first openly transgender female to compete in the MMA. Fallon Fox is a professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter specializing in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai. She began training in 2008 and currently has a record of 5-1-0.
Fallon was born in the city of Toledo, Ohio Fallon Fox grew up the middle child of three children. Growing up in a neighborhood that she considered hostile, she sought out a means to defend herself. She joined her high school wrestling team her senior year in order to get into shape and have a base for self defence.
In 1996 Fallon joined the United States Navy as an Operations Specialist, served honorably for four years, and ended her service as an Operations Specialist second class.
After serving, she went on to study at the University of Toledo. During this time Fallon began to research transgender identity in order to better understand herself. Fallon struggled with being comfortable with the body she had at the time as she had the unfortunate disposition of being born male. Fallon physically transitioned from male to female in 2006, finally matching up her inner identity with her physical form.
In 2008, Fallon Fox bagan traing jiu jitsu in order to get back in shape and find a way to defend herself physically. In this process she found empowerment in her new body and gained a passion for jiu jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. She went on to study Muay Thai and Mixed Martial arts.
To learn more about Fallon Fox please check out her website at http://www.fallonfox.com.
Join host Brian Furby and co-host and fellow FightTicker.com blogger Mike Menninger for the third episode in this new series brought to you by the FightTicker Radio Network. Brian and Mike will be discussing a number of current news topics in Mixed Martial Arts