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

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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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UFC 182 ‘Jones vs. Cormier’ Conference Call – December 29, 2014


Listen to the complete UFC 182 conference call featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier less than a week before they square off in the octagon in what is one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and make sure to give us your ...

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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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UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers


“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes ...

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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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UFC 179 Recap: Jose Aldo Holds off Chad Mendes


Jose Aldo survived an early onslaught from a very game Chad Mendes and went on to retain his UFC Featherweight Championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 179, Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mendes scored the first knockdown of the contest, dropping the champion with a left hook, but Aldo responded with a knockdown of ...

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War Machine Case Even Darker, Attempts Suicide in Jail


With no major events this weekend, a seemingly slow MMA news week received a morbid entry earlier today. Currently sitting in Clark County Jail in Las Vegas awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his former girlfriend porn star Christy Mack, and her friend Corey Thomas, former UFC and Bellator welterweight Jon ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver attempted suicide by hanging earlier ...

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Jim Ross Talks Battlegrounds MMA Event, Bucket List and WWE


Legendary announcer Jim Ross talks about the upcoming Battlegrounds MMA 8-man weliterweight tournament airing October 3 live on pay-per-view which he will be announcing, getting an opportunity to broadcast MMA for the first time, working with Chael Sonnen as his broadcast partner, the tournament style of the show, if he thinks he will get any negative feedback considering his wrestling background, doing ...

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An Open Letter From Between The Ropes

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BTR Fans, Allow us to say thanks. Throughout the last year, we’ve seen our site traffic grow over 120%. We’ve been on site at some of the biggest shows of the year, and tried to bring you the best in interviews and breaking news. But these things wouldn’t haven’t been possible without the incredible support of our fanbase. You guys ...

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Breaking News: Former WCW Star Sean O’Haire Passes Away

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News broke late Tuesday evening that former WCW and WWE star Sean O’Haire had passed away.

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