A very big day for the IFL as they announced they have a deal signed with Fox Sports Network. Today the IFL’s management, Kurt Otto and Gareb Shamus sat down with MMAWeekly Radio’s Ryan Bennett and talked in detail about the television deal and what was involved in the deal.
Maybe the most impressive thing about the deal is how the IFL has secured a television contract before their first show has even aired. “It’s been non stop working 24/7 getting this first event going”. Otto told MMAWeekly Radio today. “We are very excited and it’s going to be a sold out weekend (on April 29th) and we are excited to have so many people there and to have Fox Sports Network on board, it’s tremendous.” Shamus told MMAWeekly Radio.
If you missed the radio show today then click on the radio archive as the guys went into detail about the television deal, the current situation with the UFC, the injunction in the case, if they are still in court and why Fox Sports Network came on board. It was all discussed on MMAWeekly Radio.
Otto and Shamus discussed the first television show which will feature two teams battling on Fox Sports Networks first telecast. The first show will air on Sunday, May 21 at 6pm local time and the IFL will follow by having the other two teams compete on Sunday, May 28th. The two winning teams will then be seen squaring off for the IFL Legends Championship broadcast in early June.
Today in the IFL press release the IFL stated that quote “The televised shows will be produced by Emmy award-winning producer Peter Lasser, who has worked on several Olympic telecasts as well as with ESPN, NBC Sports, NFL Films and FSN, among others.”
Also on today’s packed radio show was Josh Burkman who is getting set to fight next week on the Ultimate Fighter Live TV show next Thursday. Burkman went into detail about looking forward to his fight against John Fitch, and if Burkman can win, how he would like to fight Diego Sanchez. Burkman also sounded off about Jeremy Horn and why the two had a rivalry and where the rivalry is at now.
If you missed the radio show today, then make sure and check out the Radio Archive for a slammed pack show that had a ton of MMA information that you can’t get anywhere else. It’s MMAWeekly Radio which is heard daily LIVE at 9am Pacific/12 Noon eastern with hosts Ryan Bennett and Frank Trigg. The best part about it, it’s absolutely free when you listen live at www.mmaweeklyradio.com. If you can’t catch it live then check out the Radio Archive from MMAWeekly.com