Posted On:3/17/2007 1:07am
Style: Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ
Black Entertainment Television (BET) is the latest outlet to dive into the MMA fray, commencing auditions this week for a reality TV series entitled “The Iron Ring.” Under the New Jersey Athletic Control Board’s eye this past week, hopefuls sparred and grappled for the camera in the hopes of being selected. The hook is these fighters will be relegated under hip-hip celebrities who will oversee their training, culminating in a round-robin tournament.
In N.J., musical artist Ludacris attended auditions; while in Florida, Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis and infamous Internet brawler Kimbo will have a hand in the selection process. In Los Angeles, comedian/actor Eddie Griffin and musical artist Snoop Dog have been enlisted.
The project is being spearheaded by Zilo Network Co-Founders and Executive Producers David Isaacs and Campbell McLaren, who with Semaphore Entertainment Group, produced some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship events throughout the 1990s.
OK, so Ludacris is supposed to train people in MMA?
Posted On:3/17/2007 1:15am
Hey, we had the MTV version.
You knew eventually you'd get a "hip-hip" version.
Enforcer of Northeast Anti-Silliness Department Inc.
Posted On:3/17/2007 1:38am
Style: Kaju, BJJ, Judo, Kempo
Kimbo has a hand in this? Christ what an abortion this show is gonna be.
Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
...Willing is not enough you must do ~Bruce Lee
Posted On:3/17/2007 3:31am
Style: Hiatus: Judo, BJJ
I predict a lot of trash talking, terrible instruction, absymal fighting and above all freak show appeal as Strange Love, and Flavor of Love were for VH1.
i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!
Posted On:3/17/2007 9:03am
Style: karate / bjj
so, essentially, they're making a live action tv show out of def jam: fight for new york.
(presumably, they'll have real instructors under the celebrities, and hopefully the circus won't reflect badly on the fighters themselves)
Posted On:3/17/2007 9:29am
Wow, they could've at least made an effort. I think at least a handful of hip-hop artists actually train MA.
Posted On:3/17/2007 10:21am
Style: No gym currently.
OMG live action DEF JAM FIGHT FOR NEW YORK.
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
Posted On:3/17/2007 10:45am
Style: Boxing; Sub. Grappling
Hasn't this thing been around for a while. I seem to remember the uproar it caused on Sherdog over a year ago. I think I heard they already did one season.
Now lovely Lucifer, in hell so stark
King, and lord of sin and pride
With some mist his wits make dark.
He send thee grace to be thy guide
HE LOOKS LIKE A TINY BEAR MIXED WITH A CAT, AND THAT IS THE MEANEST ANIMAL MIXTURE EVER, BEAR FOR FUCKING STRENGTH, AND CAT FOR FUCKING MEAN!!! ************.
Posted On:3/17/2007 11:07am
Style: Judo - Boxing
This going to being comedy gold.
"Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
Posted On:3/25/2007 6:25am
Style: Boxing, MMA/MT/BJJ n00b
What the fucking ****? The older I get, the more I hate BET and almost anything remotely related to mainstream rap.
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