Yesterday on TSN’s ‘Off the Record’, a panel was assembled to discuss “MMA vs. Boxing”. The show featured:
Royce Gracie - MMA and UFC legend
Steve Molitor - IBF super bantamweight champion
Mike Garrow - The Fight Network
Joe Tilley - CTV Sports anchor
The Fight Network president/COO and co-founder Mike Garrow recently spoke with the Toronto Sun about ‘The Fight Network’ which is Canada’s only 24 hour fight channel.
Garrow made it clear that he has accomplished everything he could in Canada and his next venture will be the States.
“For all intents and purposes, Canada is done, said Garrow, The Fight Network’s president/COO and co-founder. “We got Bell Express Vu this week, with Shaw still to come.
“What I’m focused on now is the United States ... we’ve got three different opportunities we’re looking at. I think you’ll see The Fight Network in the U.S. in 2007 in some capacity. It’ll be the first time a Canadian digital specialty channel goes to the U.S.”
All I can say to the American fans is be ready! I’ve had the pleasure of watching the fight network for the better part of a year now and it is awesome. On top of that ‘The Fight Network’ plans on introducing some new programming in the new year.
The Fight Zone, hosted by Mauro Ranallo, will provide a strong news element with an inside look at mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling. A ticker is also on the way. Up soon is a TV version of radio’s weekly Live Audio Wrestling. And before and after major pay-per-views, Jason Agnew and Dan (The Mouth) Lovranski will have a 90-second segment done in a “shoot” style breaking down matches.
Along with the recent addition of Loretta Hunt, The Fight Network also announced the signing of “The Natural” Randy Couture.
Randy (The Natural) Couture was signed as the lead MMA analyst and company ambassador to add star power.
Mike Garrow, President of The Fight Network recently wrote a letter to the fans of MMAWeekly.com. In the letter he stated that ‘The Fight Network’ is very committed to MMAWeekly.com and he gave an update on the radio show and site. The radio show will continue with Frank Trigg as the host along side a co-host to be named.