As Fightful continues to evolve as a combat sports entity, I'm happy to announce that we're launching sub-sites of Fightful.com including:
FightfulWrestling.com: All wrestling, all the time
FightfulMMA.com: Mixed martial arts and boxing coverage only
Fightful.com will continue on as well as the first true combat sports crossover website. But we're creating these sub-sites to cater to people that are fans of a specific genre only.
To go along with this change, it's my pleasure to announce that I've signed up our own "Showdown" Joe Ferraro to be the host of the Fightful MMA Podcast, Monday to Friday each week. Joe is currently the play-by-play man for the Rizin promotion in Japan, Titan FC in America, and as you all know, and the former MMA analyst for Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. He is our MMA Insider and will bring his insight, knowledge and stories to us daily.
I've been working with Joe on lining up permanent guest hosts, and have thus far come to terms with two prominent individuals:
Sean Pierson: Toronto cop-turned-MMA fighter who finished his UFC career with three straight victories, going 4-2 over a three-year span. Interestingly enough, Sean's first UFC victory came against one of our Fightful Wrestling guest hosts in Matt Riddle!
Elias Theodorou: The winner of the middleweight tournament on UFC's Ultimate Fighter Nations in 2014, Elias has an impressive 12-1 MMA record including 4-1 in the UFC. His next fight is set for February 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he is scheduled to appear second-from-the-top against Cezar Ferreira.
Our own Sean Ross Sapp will also join Joe as a guest host on the MMA podcast weekly, and on post-fight shows.
We're continuing to work on additional personalities for the Fightful MMA Podcast and will keep you posted on the latest happenings.
Also once the launch of our sub-sites is ready, we will also be working on updating our design. Stay tuned and thanks for your continued support!