HDNet’s ‘Inside MMA’ Tackles Steroids and Judging Issues
DALLAS, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tonight on “Inside MMA,” Kenny and Bas tackle two of the hottest topics in mixed martial arts – steroids and judging – with an all-star panel featuring UFC Welterweight Dennis Hallman, HDNet’s own Frank Trigg, and Strikeforce(TM) Light Heavyweight Ovince St. Preux.
Nate Marquardt’s controversial dismissal from the UFC due to testosterone replacement therapy has put the issue of performance enhancing drugs back at the forefront of the MMA world.
Hallman helped ignite that controversy last year on “Inside MMA” when he said that over 50% of fighters use steroids. He subsequently recanted that account in a post-fight interview. On Friday, Hallman shares his current opinion, and our panel engages in a heated discussion about PEDs in MMA.
Judging has also been a near constant topic of conversation in the sport in recent years and another recent string of debated decisions has only served to further stir the pot. Our panel shares their thoughts on what can be done to fix the problem.
A clip of the program can be found here:
Plus, the panelists discuss upcoming fights and “Inside MMA” takes a special look at the unique personality of Matt Horwich as he gets set to fight Jake Rosholt in the main event of “HDNet Fights: Shark Fights 17″ next Friday on HDNet. And, Ron Kruck has a full recap of UFC 132 and we hear from all the big winners.
Also, don’t miss “HDNet Fights: It’s Showtime 2011 – Spain” immediately following “Inside MMA” at 10:00 p.m. ET.
HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.
HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries.
HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including MFC, DREAM, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, Titan Fighting Championships, It’s Showtime, Shark Fights and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “The Voice Vs…,” features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport.
HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone WildÃ‚®,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”
Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films. HDNet Movies kidScene is a special, daily block of kid-friendly programming, running from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, dedicated to entertaining and enlightening kids from the ages of 5 to 10 years old. From animation to adventure, HDNet Movies kidScene brings you all the best movies with one thing in mind: KIDS.
Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.
The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFights and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet, twitter.com/hdnetfights and twitter.com/hdnetmovies.