Three is the magic number, yes it is.
Two podcasts in one year? JJ Saddington and Martin Ives are redefining the meaning of the word ‘prolific’. They’re also talking MMA, a lot of it.
The Phantom Knee Podcast is back with #ThisIsTheNewAge!
The UK’s 7th best MMA podcast has returned. Get hype.
Two former UFC champions recently retired, though their careers often intertwined, they eventually went down very different paths.
This time last month we looked at the MMA media; who they are, their role in the public perception of the sport and to what degree they take responsibility for this.
The term MMA journeyman conjures up images of a grizzled veteran, travelling from show-to-show taking every fight available to them without ever reaching the highest levels of the sport.
Apply that same term to MMA fans and you get the same grizzled veteran travelling from show-to-show, except without ever getting in the cage (usually). A journeyfan, if you will.
Neither get the credit they truly deserve, for without them, this sport simply doesn’t exist.
Whether they’re cheering at cage side, taking selfies with fighters, begging for credentials, misspelling a title or simply smashing a booze or six in the press area, MMA media are as likely to be the topic of discussion as the sport itself.
The media has many facets, in UK MMA we tend to think of the long haired fopp in the ill fitting suit, or the ill conceived blog that nobody actually reads but who ARE the MMA media? And how, if at all, do they differ from say the music industry media?
Friday, June 12 is the day the World Cup takes over our televisions, our Twitter feeds, our Facebook timelines and dominates the newspapers – the world’s biggest sport, as it turns out, is not MMA at all.
When a fight ends via a violent KO or a firm tap to the canvas, we’re left in little doubt as to which fighter won. Should a fight go the distance, that verdict becomes a matter of opinion.