HDNet Debuts New MMA Show "MMA Worldwide" on Friday

August 5, 2009
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PRESS RELEASE:

HDNet today announced the premiere of “MMA Worldwide,” a new program giving MMA fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to all the exciting action of the sport, including the best events, the top fighters’ homes and the business side of mixed martial arts.

“MMA Worldwide” is the brainchild of Executive Producers Robert Pittman, Sr. and Bobby Pittman, publishers of MMA Worldwide Magazine and TapouT Magazine. The cast includes host Bobby Pittman as well as the magazine’s editor-in-chief RJ Clifford, fitness editor Fred George, technique editor Mike “Joker” Guymon and President Robert Pittman, Sr.

“‘MMA Worldwide’ is our latest programming addition, making good on HDNet’s promise to be THE Home of MMA,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “This program is very unique and provides inside access to some of the world’s greatest fighters.”

“We are extremely pleased to be working with HDNet, a leader in both high definition as well as MMA programming,” said Robert Pittman, Sr., Executive Producer of “MMA Worldwide.” “From the beginning it has been our goal to bring MMA to the consumer through various media platforms. This show is both entertaining and informative and a must-see for all MMA fans.”

The first 10-week season of “MMA Worldwide” includes top MMA fighters and personalities such as Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Forrest Griffin, Big John McCarthy, Cung Le, Junie Browning, Frank Trigg, Tom Atencio and Bruce Buffer. Additionally, there are special episodes including tributes to Charles “Mask” Lewis and Helio Gracie as well as unprecedented access behind top events such as Strikeforce and Bellator.

The program is written and directed by James Hergott and produced by Chris Staab. Sponsors for the show include Silver Star Casting Co, Muscle Pharm and The Burn Machine.

“MMA Worldwide,” premieres on HDNet this Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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