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Matt Riddle on Change to Pro Wrestling, Kurt Angle Comparisons and WWE Tryout Camp

Former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Matt Riddle talks about the change in his career from the cage to the squared circle, his transition to professional wrestling, his amateur wrestling background, comparisons to Kurt Angle, advice he has received including from Gerald Brisco, being a lifelong fan and his influences growing up, the WWE tryout camp he was a part ...

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Daria on WWE Tough Enough Elimination, Eric Gargiulo Talks NXT, Promotion Wars

A pair of interviews in the latest Between The Ropes podcast! First, a conversation with Daria Berenato about her elimination from WWE Tough Enough, her experience on the show including coming out, the support she has received since that and what she has planned for her future. Then, Erig Gargiulo of CamelClutchBlog.com joins the podcast to talk about the unique ...

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Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice – Seven Years in the Making

On Friday, June 19th, an MMA bout nearly seven years in the making will take place. MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock will face off with street fighting icon Kimbo Slice at Bellator’s ‘Unfinished Business’ event, in St. Louis. Once the headliner for a burgeoning company’s (Elite XC) foray into prime-time network programming, the original bout was scrapped due to a cut ...

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Looking Closer At The UFC’s Anti-Doping Plan

The UFC held a press conference on Wednesday that could, potentially, be either historically significant or historically phony. The recent onslaught of performing-enhancing perpetrators in the world of MMA has been alarming for pundits and fans, but not so much for the UFC, who sits as the clear front-runner in the mixed-martial arts landscape. As long as pay-per-view numbers were ...

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UFC Conference Call with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White Talking Drug Testing

Listen to the complete UFC conference call with the media with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White as they talk with the media about new measures for the promotion regarding drug testing going forward and their hopes in working with various state athetic commissions. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and ...

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Conor McGregor is Talking, But is Anyone Listening?

Had Conor McGregor come along during UFC’s 2005-2010 boom period, he would have been one of the promotion’s biggest stars, right there with Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre, Brock Lesnar, Randy Couture and the like. Unfortunately for the Irish fighter, his ascent to the main event picture is taking place during an undeniable popularity slump for the company. With McGregor set ...

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Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling Coming to AXS TV, Wrestling for the Group and Crossover with MMA

UFC fighter Josh Barnett joins the podcast the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-episode series debuting this Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, being part of the broadcast team with Mauro Ranallo, starting his pro wrestling career with NJPW years ago, the hard-hitting style and if he was worried that would ...

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Mauro Ranallo Talks New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, His Style Calling the Action and the Wrestling Landscape

Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo joins the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-epidsode series premiering on Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, his return to calling professional wrestling, what has always drawn him to NJPW, teaming with Josh Barnett to call the shows and what the sessions were like, if he ...

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UFC 182 Recap: Jon Jones Still Champ, Defeats Daniel Cormier

UFC 182 came to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The main card was kicked off by a welterweight battle pitting a returning Josh Burkman against former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard. Lombard, the heaviest-favored fighter on the card, was expected to steamroll Burkman in this fight, with many expecting a first-round finish. ...

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Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9” show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ...

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Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ...

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Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we ...

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