May 5, 2011

Ben Henderson and Tapout’s Punkass and Skyskrape on the panel – TOMORROW NIGHT Friday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET

(PRESS RELEASE) -- With “El GuapoBas Rutten away shooting a movie, UFC Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar slides into the co-pilot seat next to the captain Kenny Rice as this week’s guest host on “Inside MMA.”

Joining Stephan and Kenny to break down all the action from UFC 129 are Ben Henderson and Tapout’s Punkass and Skyskrape.

Henderson was in action last weekend, his first fight inside the octagon, and scored a unanimous decision over Mark Bocek - moving his career mark to 13-2. “Smooth” breaks down his win, but tells the panel he’s sick of going to decisions. Henderson has had 3 fights go the distance in his career, all taking place in his last five fights.

Then we get the latest on the business of MMA with the Tapout Crew. Punkass and Skyskrape give us an update on the sponsorship scene and the growth of the sport from the perspective of the MMA’s leading clothing brand.

Plus, Bonnar goes into the Tapout cage to dissect where Jake Shields strategy went wrong in his fight with Georges St-Pierre and Ron Kruck recaps UFC 129 from Toronto with thoughts from all the principles.

“Inside MMA” airs every Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet: Your Home for MMA.

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