THE LONGEST RUNNING MMA NEWS MAGAZINE, AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA,’ TURNS SEVEN YEARS OLD TODAY

THE LONGEST RUNNING MMA NEWS MAGAZINE, AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA,’ TURNS SEVEN YEARS OLD TODAY 

AS THE SHOW CELEBRATES ITS START OF A NEW SEASON, HOSTS KENNY RICE AND BAS RUTTEN AND CORRESPONDENT RON KRUCK DRAFT THEIR PERFECT MMA ‘FANTASY’ FOOTBALL TEAM AND THE STARS OF ‘TUF20’ PAY A VISIT TO THE STUDIO 

ALSO, RUTTEN SHOWS OFF HIS CULINARY SKILLS NFL STYLE AND BEN ASKREN EXPRESS HIS CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATE OF THE UFC

Los Angeles – Sept. 5, 2014 – Tonight’s episode of INSIDE MMA celebrates the series’ seventh anniversary and, as a staple in AXS TV FIGHTS Friday night line-up, MMA’s longest running news magazine series pulled no punches, bringing an action-packed and flavor-filled episode, live from the INSIDE MMA studio in Los Angeles.

Headlining the show this evening, newly crowned One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren joined INSIDE MMA for an interview with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. During the interview, Askren shared his concerns about the UFC. Askren’s interview clip is available here, followed by a reaction from Rice and Rutten: http://bit.ly/1Ah4UrQ

With the NFL season kicking off this week, INSIDE MMA took a look at the crossover that often exists between football and mixed martial arts, starting with a look at how MMA training translates into on-field production for players like Marshawn Lynch and Justin Tuck. In this feature, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck tells the story of how some NFL players are using MMA fundamentals to improve their game. Watch the feature here, which includes interviews with Lynch and Tuck: http://bit.ly/1u8e5ee

Then, the INSIDE MMA guys drafted a fantasy football team made entirely out of MMA fighters, many of whom played football at the collegiate and professional level. Leading the fantasy team is Carlos Condit at quarterback, Johny Hendricks at running back, Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar at defensive tackle, and even AXS TV FIGHTS commentator UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich as the leader of the defense at middle linebacker. Check out the full team breakdown in the images below:
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Also on tonight’s show, UFC fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter 20” coach Gilbert Melendez along with cast members Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, dropped by the studio to preview the series’ upcoming season. A clip from their interview is available here: http://bit.ly/1qn9B2m

And when it comes to tailgating, food is king. In this “Chef Basardee” segment, Bas Rutten gives the low down on some tricks to great tailgate barbecue, including his signature guacamole recipe: http://bit.ly/WrK0Jx

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