AXS TV HOSTS DISCUSS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UFC IN THESE PRESS CLIPS

Nov 17, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- In honor of the UFC’s 20th Anniversary this month here are two of four press clips that feature AXS TV FIGHTS’ Pat Miletich, Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discussing the success of the sport.

In the first clip, Miletich, Rice and Rutten talk about their first impressions of the unregulated, “no holds barred” beginnings of the UFC and the changes that were necessary in order to legitimize the promotion.

Watch part one here: http://bit.ly/1bHz2Bt

In the second clip, the hosts discuss how they first got involved professionally with the UFC. Rutten shares how he joined the UFC in order to promote his acting career and became the first heavyweight champ in the process, and Miletich talks about the challenges of UFC tournament fighting and tells the story behind how he came to win his first lightweight title.

Watch part two here: http://bit.ly/HP0Zy7

Look for two more clips next Wednesday, Nov. 20.

ABOUT INSIDE MMA Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.

ABOUT AXS TV FIGHTS AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. "The Voice" Michael Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

ABOUT AXS TV Bringing music back to television, AXS TV, launched in July of 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has created a one-of-a-kind, live television environment for entertainment and other cutting-edge trends. AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming offering an unparalleled experience to a nationwide audience by presenting unfiltered, uncensored and uncut access to entertainers and their performances. “AXS TV Concerts,” indicative of the network’s dedication to music programming, crosses genres and international waters to deliver everything from stadium tours to club acts to tribute bands to some of the most anticipated festivals on the calendar, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Stagecoach Festival in California and the British Summer Time at Hyde Park Festival. A roster of diverse and unique talent is also a hallmark of the network with shows hosted by Dan Rather, Tom Green and Art Mann; performances by artists such as Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5 and Billy Joel as well as the top comics working the circuit on the signature “Gotham Comedy Live.” Sports programming is led by “AXS TV Fights” which produces over 40 live mixed martial arts broadcasts a year in addition to the longest running weekly MMA news show on television, “Inside MMA.” The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other TV providers. It is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. The network is spearheaded by a partnership including Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.

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