Between The Ropes MMA Podcast previewing World Series of Fighting- June 14, 2013

wsofOn today’s edition of the MMA podcast, Steve previews the World Series of Fighting 3 event that takes place tonight.

Steve begins the podcast as he talks to the President of the World Series of Fighting, Ray Sefo. They preview tonight’s show, why Ray will be fighting for the promotion in August, if a return to kickboxing is in the cards, why WSOF didn’t sign Josh Barnett and much more.

Then about 37 minutes into the podcast, Steve talks to WSOF 3 bantamweight fighter Carson Beebe who will be fighting on the card against Joe Murphy. Beebe discusses the fight with Murphy, the effort to save wrestling in the Olympics and much more.

World Series of Fighting takes place tonight from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from Las Vegas. You can watch the preliminary portion of the card on starting at 7:30 p.m. ET with the main card starting at 11 ET on the NBC Sports Network.


Nick Newell Signs A Contract With World Series of Fighting

It didn’t take Nick Newell long to find a new home.

The lightweight fighter has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. No word on when Newell will be making his debut with the promotion, but a summer date has been targeted.

Newell (9-0 MMA), who fights with one arm has become a name in the sport in a short amount of time. He got his break fighting in the XFC promotion winning the XFC lightweight title against Eric Reynolds in December.

Things between the XFC and Newell became heated when contract talks hit a snag. After Newell didn’t agree to a contract extension, the XFC stripped Newell of the belt. That allowed Newell to become a free agent leading to his signing with World Series of Fighting.

“Nick Newell is an incredible individual who exemplifies the sheer strength of the human spirit and the kind of courage and determination that martial arts embodies, so we are naturally thrilled to welcome him to the World Series of Fighting roster, and look forward to having him compete and, hopefully inspire, our national audience on NBC Sports Network,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

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