Former Boxer and Acclaimed Actor Mickey Rourke Joins Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten in Studio To Discuss the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts on AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’

Also, Dr. Timothy Trainor Describes How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Bans Will Potentially Affect the Sport Moving Forward and Retired UFC Fighter Chris Leben Talks About How Younger Fighters Are Changing MMA

LOS ANGELES – March 21, 2014 – Making a special guest appearance on AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA, Academy Award® nominated actor and former boxer Mickey Rourke sat down with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten to discuss his opinions about the sport of mixed martial arts on tonight’s episode. Rourke’s candid and frank interview includes questions from the hosts and fans covering subjects ranging from boxing to acting. To hear more about what he had to say, click here:

Other highlights include:

Nevada State Athletic Commission medical consultant Dr. Timothy Trainor discusses testosterone replacement therapy bans around the country:

And, retired UFC Fighter Chris Leben drops by the INSIDE MMA studio to bring his fans up to speed on his retirement and then goes in depth about how younger fighters are changing the sport of MMA.

Said Leben, “I’d almost rather fight an older vet with a big name than a new up and coming hungry kid… The days of starting training MMA after your wrestling career are over…. It’s gonna be just like baseball or basketball or any other sport where if you didn’t start when you were five years old, then you’re not gonna be able to make it.”

Watch Leben’s insightful interview here:

Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while correspondent Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.

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