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MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday July 31: UFC Veteran Fighter- Rich “Ace” Franklin

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MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday July 31: UFC Veteran Fighter- Rich “Ace” Franklin

Rich Franklin, former UFC middleweight title holder

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Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner, Kim Couture, Rich Franklin, Rashad Evans, Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Ronnie Mann,

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010. Check out this video from our very first show! In studio guest Jessica Aguilar

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MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday July 17 : Bellator Fighter Ronnie Mann & Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Ace Franklin.

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday July 17 : Bellator Fighter Ronnie Mann,  Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Ace Franklin & Bellator Announcer Sean Wheelock. 

 

UFC 133 : Evans vs. Ortiz on  Aug 6. the main event. On the same fight card Rich Franklin will take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co main event.

Rich Franklin

The  fight card is below:

Pay-Per-View Bouts
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Rich Franklin
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald

Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya

Preliminary Bouts
Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Costantinos Phillippou vs. Rafael Natal
Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan  

Ronnie Mann is fighting Bellator 47 Saturday, July 23, at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada

Bellator 47 Fight Card:

  • Nazareno Malegarie vs. Marlon Sandro (featherweight-tourney semifinals)
  • Pat Curran vs. Ronnie Mann (featherweight-tourney semifinals)
  • Neil Grove vs. Zak Jensen
  • Chris Horodecki vs. Chris Saunders

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Daniel Langbeen vs. Will Romero
  • Bryan Goldsby vs. Bo Harris
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Sergej Juskevic
  • Syd Barnier vs. Denis Puric

Sean Wheelock:

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Sean “The Big Wheel” Wheelock is a football (soccer) and mixed martial arts commentator, who is based in Kansas in the United States. He currently serves as the play-by-play television commentator for the M-1 Challenge, as well as current play by play man for Bellator Fighting Championships and reports on North American football (soccer) for the BBC.

Among his most popular programs is “The World Football Phone-In,” which airs weekly as part of “Up All Night” on BBC Radio 5. (In the USA, the program airs between 9:30-11:00 PM Eastern time on Friday nights.) He has worked as a commentator for XM Radio at the 2006 World Cup, as well as for ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel.

On January 24, 2009, Wheelock served as the play-by-play commentator for the pay per view broadcast of Affliction M-1 Global Day of Reckoning.

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Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner,

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010. Check out this video from our very first show! In studio guest Jessica Aguilar

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Next week we have Rashad Evans, Miesha Tate and Kim Couture

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Upcoming MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Suga Rashad Evans & former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Also Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Kim Couture, & Strikeforce Female Star- Miesha Tate

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday July 17 & 24:We have a jam packed 2 shows coming up for you! Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Suga Rashad Evansformer UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Also Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Kim Couture, & Strikeforce female star- Miesha Tate.

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans is fighting UFC 133 : Evans vs. Davis on  Aug 6. the main event. On the same fight card Rich Franklin will take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co main event.

Rich Franklin

The  fight card is below:

Pay-Per-View Bouts
Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Rich Franklin
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Vitor Belfort
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald

Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya

Preliminary Bouts
Dennis Hallman vs. Brian Ebersole
Johny Hendricks vs. Mike Pierce
Ivan Menjivar vs. Nick Pace
Costantinos Phillippou vs. Rafael Natal
Mike Brown vs. Nam Phan 

The beautiful yet very dangerous Miesha Tate is going to be fighting for the  Strikeforce Welterweight Championship Title being held by Marloes Coenen during Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson Event.  SAT JULY 30.  Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, IL
LIVE on SHOWTIME 10PM ET/PT.

Miesha is the current Freestyle Cage Fighting Womens Bantamweight Champion. Also she is currently the #5-ranked 135-pound female fighter according to the Unified Womens MMA Rankings.Tate is also ranked as the #5 pound-for-pound female fighter according to Yahoo Sports

Miesha Tate

Sean Wheelock:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sean The Big Wheel Wheelock is a football (soccer) and mixed martial arts commentator, who is based in Kansas in the United States. He currently serves as the play-by-play television commentator for the M-1 Challenge, as well as current play by play man for Bellator Fighting Championships and reports on North American football (soccer) for the BBC.

Among his most popular programs is The World Football Phone-In, which airs weekly as part of Up All Night on BBC Radio 5. (In the USA, the program airs between 9:30-11:00 PM Eastern time on Friday nights.) He has worked as a commentator for XM Radio at the 2006 World Cup, as well as for ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel.

On January 24, 2009, Wheelock served as the play-by-play commentator for the pay per view broadcast of Affliction M-1 Global Day of Reckoning.

Sean Wheelock


Kim Couture, one of the most prominent female figures in combat sports, has been added as a special attraction womens bout on the nationally and internationally televised world championship Kickboxing Empire card Saturday, July 30, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Promoted by Martial Arts Association of Las Vegas, the eight-bout event also includes five current and former world kickboxing champions, headlined by Alain The Panther Ngalani of Hong Kong against Dzevad BH Machine Poturak of Sarajevo, Bosnia, in a clash for the International Kickboxing Association super heavyweight championship.

 

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Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner,

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010. Check out this video from our very first show! In studio guest Jessica Aguilar

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MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Today: Mike Van Arsdale- Next Sun. Live in Studio- Alistair Overeem

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 19:  Mike Van Arsdale

Plus:

Bellator Founder/CEO Bjorn Rebney; local Bellator 46 fighters Jessica JAG Aguilar; Tony Johnson; and David Baggett. Plus, special in-studio performance by Level Martinez

& Live in studio next sunday: Alistair Overeem

Video- MMA Workout – Rashad Evans and Coach Mike Van Arsdale

Coach Mike Van Arsdale and BodyLastics Creator Blake Kassel
Host Free, Live, Weekly Online Fitness Program on www.liveexercise.com

Mike Van Arsdale

MMA Mondays- train the MMA way with Coach Mike Van Arsdale and a surprise guest

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Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob Stitch Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotions CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe

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MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 19: Mike Van Arsdale

Video- MMA Workout – Rashad Evans and Coach Mike Van Arsdale

Coach Mike Van Arsdale and BodyLastics Creator Blake Kassel
Host Free, Live, Weekly Online Fitness Program on www.liveexercise.com

Mike Van Arsdale

MMA Mondays- train the MMA way with Coach Mike Van Arsdale and a surprise guest

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MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet. Sundays @ 7pm eastern time -4pm pacific time

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production

Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis, Nick Hinchliffe

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JEN WENK, APR, SIGNS UFC LEGEND AND FORMER CHAMPION RICH ACE FRANKLIN

Las Vegas, Nev. Jen Wenk, APR, today announced that her firm, StarPR Las Vegas, has signed a deal to with UFC legend Rich Ace Franklin to serve as his public relations representative and counsel. Franklin is a former UFC Middleweight Champion, and is one of the most popular UFC fighters in the history of the sport.

StarPR Las Vegas will provide public and media relations services for Franklin to further expand his presence in the sports industry, while developing media strategies to support his future endeavors and professional pursuits.

Rich Franklin is a legend, a champion, an ambassador for the sport, and simply one of the most respected athletes in the business, said Jen Wenk, President, StarPR Las Vegas. Over the years, he has helped the UFC crossover into the mainstream and become the fastest growing sport in the world, and it is absolutely my honor to work with him.

I have worked with Jen Wenk since 2005, and I know her track record and what she accomplished for the UFC through public relations, said Rich Franklin. I am excited to have Jen on my team, and I look forward to a long and successful relationship with her and StarPR Las Vegas.

Rich Ace Franklin (28-6-0-1) is one of the most competitive fighters to ever step into the Octagon. He made his professional fight debut in 1999, running off an undefeated 12-0 streak before entering the UFC. In his first bout with the promotion at UFC 42, he vanquished the late Evan Tanner. After a 7-1 run, Franklin earned a middleweight title shot against Tanner, setting up an anticipated rematch between the two. Ace enjoyed arguably the crowning achievement of his career when he stopped the title-holder in the fourth round of their bout, becoming the new UFC Middleweight Champion.

During his time in the sport, Franklin has faced the virtual whos who of top fighters, including Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, and Forrest Griffin. There is much more to Ace than what happens within the confines of the cage, however. He holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, as well as a masters degree in education, and is a former high school math teacher. Franklin, along with associate Jeff Adler, created the Keep It In The Ring Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates non-violence and builds character in youth. Ace also made his film debut when he starred in Cyborg Soldier in 2008. In addition, he has served as the spokesperson for the Disabled American Veterans organization since 2008.

In his next fight at UFC 133, Rich will face off against light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as the featured co-main event of the night.

Through StarPRs existing client, Authentic Sports Management, Jen Wenk also represents Suga Rashad Evans, who competes in the main event of UFC 133 against Phil Davis. StarPR is excited to represent fighters in both the main and co-main events of UFC 133 taking place August 6th in Philadelphia. In addition to Rich Franklin and Authentic Sports Management, StarPR also represents the national mouthguard maker Jawzz, Inc. and The FightDentists Dr. Silva Battaglin and Dr. Adam Persky.

For more information on Rich Franklin, please visit his website at http://www.richfranklin.com/ or follow Rich on Twitter @FollowAce.

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 12: Shonie Carter

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 12: Shonie Carter

Shonie Carter

Recent twitter posts from Shonie:

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Yesterday I did my pro debut in pro wrestling 3 guys at once by myself at the PHILLY expo. There is a new Carter Method, SHAKE & BAKE!!!
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OK so I said fuck it to retirement and i am gonna try this thing one more time around to see if i can still do http://fb.me/LVIvAmGU

Shonies spinning backfist to Matt Serras Face:

Shonie Refs during a double KO   View Video:

SHERDOG FIGHTFINDER

Shonie Mr. International Carter

Shonie Carter

PICTURE GALLERIES

Shonie Carter vs Dax Bruce

Jorge Oliveira vs Shonie Carter

WEC 10 - Bragging Rights

Shonie Carter vs JT Taylor

More Shonie Carter Pictures

VITAL STATISTICS

Name

Shonie Carter

Nick Name

Mr. International

Record

49 27 7

(Win Loss Draw) ( 1 NC )

Wins

11 (T)KOs ( 22.45 %)

14 Submissions ( 28.57 %)

23 Decisions ( 46.94 %)

1 Other ( 2.04 %)

Losses

6 (T)KOs ( 22.22 %)

4 Submissions ( 14.81 %)

17 Decisions ( 62.96 %)

Association

Iron Academy

Height

59 (176cm)

Weight

176lbs (80kg)

Birth Date

1972-05-03

City

Chicago, Illinois

Country

United States

Shonie Carter

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Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob Stitch Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotions CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis,  Nick  Hinchliffe

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MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 12: Mike van Arsdale & Shonie Carter

Mike van Arsdale

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sunday June 12: Mike van Arsdale & Shonie Carter

Shonie Carter

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet. Sundays @ 7pm eastern time -4pm pacific time MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production

Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

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Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob Stitch Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotions CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis, Nick Hinchliffe

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MMA Video- ‘Before They Were Stars’

CagePotato Presents: ‘Before They Were Stars’

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as they say — and every legendary MMA career begins with a single fight. In collaboration with Huck Blade at NeonBarFights.com, CagePotato is proud to present “Before They Were Stars,” an MMA highlight reel that pays tribute to the pro debuts of fighters who went on to become heros of the sport, including Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Jose Aldo, and Alistair Overeem. Check it out, share it with your friends, and let us know what you think.

Junior Dos Santos: I believe so much in me

UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin airs Saturday June 11 live on Pay-Per-View. The complete fight card can be found at http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC131#/fight.

Written by Penny Buffington

Both Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin have a Sherdog fight record of 12-1-0.  The last and only time Junior lost was back in 2006. Shane’s last and only loss was actually his last fight, which was to Brock Lesnar. It took place 7/3/2010 UFC 116 Lesnar vs. Carwin. Coincidentally Carwin is replacing Lesnar in this bout against Dos Santos after Brock suffered another bout with diverticulitis sending the former UFC heavyweight champion into surgery this month.

Lesnar and Dos Santos are the current coaches for this season of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Team Lesnar vs. Dos Santos airing on Spike TV. Fans can watch THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Team Lesnar vs. Dos Santos finale show June 4 on SpikeTV. The finale show features the exciting Lightweight main event matchup of Guida vs Pettis. MMA2Day Show recently interviewed Anthony “Showtime” Pettis the article can be read @ /2011/05/23/exclusive-pre-fight-interview-with-anthony-%E2%80%9Cshowtime%E2%80%9D-pettis/ .

Concerning Shane’s loss to Brock, Shane states, “Every time you are in a fight you always try to come out of it as a better fighter.” Not sounding too heartbroken he went on to say, “It’s something I love to do. I love to compete. I am living the dream. I couldn’t ask for something better to do.”

Junior and Shane took part in a UFC Media conference call May 31 where the fighters gave Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY Show and other members of the media some insight as to their thoughts on their upcoming fight.

Carwin says, “Junior is a big threat on his feet. But my past several fights have been with top 5 or 10 in the World so Junior is no exception.” According to May’s World MMA Title rankings Junior is ranked #4 with Carwin coming in at #7. The complete list of MMA World Rankings can be found @ /2011/05/15/mma-world-rankings/ .

36 year old Shane Carwin feels every UFC fight is a tough fight. “You’re fighting the top contenders in the World so you are just expecting every fight is going to be a war.”

26 year old Junior “Cigano” dos Santos looks beyond telling us of his plans to fight for the heavyweight title currently being held by Cain Velasquez.  “Shane Carwin is a very dangerous fighter and I have to respect and I do respect. But I believe so much in me. I will do a 100% for me to keep in line for the title. My last fight was almost 10 months ago so that’s too much time without fighting. So I am very excited to fight him.”

He continued on to say, “I think I am a fast fighter. I have speed in my hands and my movements. I think I am a strong guy and I have enough skills to make it a hard fight for him.”

With both fighters having the exact same fight record it is bound to be an exciting fight. Also on the fight card some main event attractions: DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE vs. MAC DANZIG, DEMIAN MAIA vs. MARK MUNOZ, & KENNY FLORIAN vs. DIEGO NUNES.

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet. @ /listenlivetomma2dayshow/ Sundays @ 7pm eastern time -4pm pacific time. MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production. Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett. Executive Producer: Penny Buffington. With Upcoming Guest: Nick “The Juggernaut” Hinchliffe.

Some Past Guests Include: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko, Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong, Anthony Pettis

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