“Modern Family” Star Ed O’Neill, Takes on Rorion Gracie on Inside MMA

“MODERN FAMILY” STAR ED O’NEILL HITS “INSIDE MMA” THIS FRIDAY ON HDNET

Rorion Gracie and Javier Vazquez also join the show – Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET

Kenny and Bas are back in the studio this week with an especially  entertaining panel featuring  award winning actor and star of the hit TV series, “Modern Family,” Ed O’Neill.  Also joining the show are UFC co-creator Rorion Gracie, and UFC Featherweight Javier Vasquez.

O’Neill, also known for his legendary role as Al Bundy on the long running television sitcom “Married… with Children,” is also an accomplished martial artist, having earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rorion Gracie. O’Neill tells us about the challenge that got him into the sport while Rorion tells us why he thinks Ed is “the toughest guy in Hollywood.”

In addition to his accomplishments in BJJ, Gracie is also the co-creator of the UFC. He takes us back to the creation of the UFC and tells us why he left the company behind. Plus, he and the panel weigh-in on Dave Herman’s recent comments on “The MMA Hour,” saying that Brazilian jiu-jitsu doesn’t work in MMA anymore.

Also on the program, Javier Vasquez talks about his fight this Sunday with Joe “Daddy” Stevenson at UFC Live 4.

And, we look back at last weekend’s Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix including Ron Kruck’s interviews with Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett.

“Inside MMA” airs this Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET.

And don’t miss “HDNet Fights: The Voice vs. Badr Hari” at 10:00 p.m. ET, immediately followed by “HDNet Fights: It’s Showtime 2011 – Amsterdam” at 11:00 p.m. ET on HDNet- Your Home for MMA.

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