Thread: New martial art show;
6/01/2004 1:22pm, #1
New martial art show;
Posted on Sherdog;
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
by Hans Bloem
Thousand Oaks, CA Ė Robert Ferguson who is an author, TV personality, seasoned mixed martial artists and former Kage Kombat Champion has signed to host Extreme Fighting Today which will be aired on the new network, "Mavírickís Entertainment Network" (also known as "MavTV") scheduled to be launched later this year.
Extreme Fighting Today is a mixed martial arts sports show for fans and fighters. Presented in an upbeat news and talk show format (similar to the now popular "The Best Damn Sports Show Period"), Extreme Fighting Today hightlights fighters and mixed martial arts events like the UFC, UAGF, Pride, K-1 and King of the Cage to name a few. The show will also feature high profile athletes including their training, nutrition and lifestyles outside of competition.
Whether boxers, wrestlers or the most elite athletes from the world of mixed martial arts, this show has the edge as its host, Robert Ferguson is no stranger to taking a no-holds-barred approach to speaking and presenting this show from his heart. Extreme Fighting Todayís format is edgy, fun and entertaining enough to capture a broader audience. The show will appeal to a large audience, shedding new, yet positive light on the world of mixed martial arts.
Robert Ferguson is the co-author of "Fat That Doesnít Come Back" and owns and operates four lifestyle offices guiding people in the areas of nutrition and exercise in Southern California. In the world of mixed martial arts, Ferguson has trained and advised UFC vetertanís Jeremy "The Scorpion" Jackson, Scott Adams and Karo Parysian to name a few. He is also credited for coining the name, "Mixed Martial Arts" in the title of his column for Karate/KungFu Illustrated.
During his competition days, Ferguson established himself as a force to be reconned with after battling to a controversial draw with former Middleweight Ultimate Fighting Champion, Dave Menne.
Fergusonís charisma, strong presence and hosting ability gives this show the connection necessary to honor current fans and attrack new supporters. Proof positive: As the host, he offers viewers a "sherdog.com update" in addition to giving fans, and former and current fighters the opportunity to come onto the show as guests, voicing their opinion in addition to celebrities who enjoy the sport.
6/01/2004 1:27pm, #2
6/01/2004 1:31pm, #3
Right on, MMA style events are on the right track to slowly be accepted as a commen part of this nations sport culture.A.K.A. rocks your socks.
6/01/2004 2:21pm, #4
6/01/2004 2:39pm, #5
6/01/2004 5:19pm, #6
Hopefully it will be really popular and expand to other networks.
Probably not, BUT YOU CANNOT STEAL MY DREAMS!MY NAME IS ANTAGONY I SUCK AT COMBAT SPORTS KTHX
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6/01/2004 6:31pm, #7
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6/01/2004 7:05pm, #8
So it looks like Mr. Go-Bankrupt and take JackHanma's money is back in business. I'm going to start competiting in MMA just so the bastard will have to face a very uncomfortable interview. :mad:
6/02/2004 11:49am, #9
Originally posted by ronin69
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We can only hope that, gladiator games and sacrificing christians to the lions, aren't to far behind. :D~Whatever Happens, Happens.~
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6/02/2004 9:31pm, #10
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Reminds me a bit of the old on-line program "No Holds Barred".
Hopefully FOX Sports or perhaps SpikeTv will pick this up or copy it.