MMAjunkie.com
Type of site
Sports, mixed martial arts
Available inEnglish
OwnerGannett Company
Created byDann Stupp, Eric Foster, Tom Cummins
IndustrySports media
URLmmajunkie.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (required for forum posting)
Launched2006

MMA Junkie is a news website that covers the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). It was founded in 2006, and has been owned by Gannett Company since 2011.[1] The site and its content have been featured in Time magazine, ESPN The Magazine,[2] The New York Times,[3] Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Report, Inside MMA, ESPN's MMA Live, Yahoo![4] and other media outlets.

Overview

A variety of guest columnists and bloggers have been featured such as Ryan Bader (The Ultimate Fighter 8),[5] C.B. Dollaway (The Ultimate Fighter 7)[6] and Brendan Schaub (The Ultimate Fighter 10).[7]

Radio show

MMA Junkie Radio is a weekly Internet radio show broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada.[8] MMAjunkie Radio resulted from the acquisition and re-branding of TAGG Radio (Trigg And Gorgeous George), which launched in 2007 and formed a content partnership with MMAjunkie in 2008. The live Internet radio show and podcast was renamed MMA Junkie Radio in early 2009. The show is hosted by "Gorgeous" George Garcia, Brian "Goze" Garcia and MMAjunkie lead staff reporter John Morgan, the show broadcasts Monday-Friday with occasional weekend and evening "Primetime" specials. Although once produced from a home studio, the show moved in 2009 to its new studio at the Race & Sports Book inside The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.[9]

The two-hour show is a guest-driven program that features some of the most prominent fighters, trainers, promoters and officials in the sport. Additionally, Morgan and other members of the MMA Junkie editorial team frequently discuss and break the latest MMA news on the program.[citation needed]

Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ Kaplan, David (2011-11-15). "USA Today Acquires Mixed-Martial Arts Site MMAjunkie". paidContent. Archived from the original on 2012-06-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "Blogs - Sports Blogs - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014.[dead link]
  3. ^ Robinson, Joshua (June 3, 2008). "Ending in Main Event Raises Fans' Suspicions". The New York Times. Archived from the original on Apr 9, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Sievert, Steve. "MMAjunkie.com Fight Biz: Fighters capitalize on social media to take stories directly to fans - UFC". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13.
  5. ^ Bader, Ryan (October 30, 2008). "Team Nogueira blog: Ryan Bader on episode No. 7 of "TUF8"". MMA Junkie. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  6. ^ Dollaway, C.B. (April 10, 2008). ""TUF7" Blog: C.B. Dollaway discusses episode No. 2". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  7. ^ Schaub, Brendan (November 26, 2009). "Brendan Schaub's special Q&A for "The Ultimate Fighter 10"". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  8. ^ "MMAjunkie.com Radio". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  9. ^ "MMAjunkie.com Radio now broadcasting daily from Mandalay Bay sportsbook". MMA Junkie. March 17, 2009. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  10. ^ Okamoto, Brett (December 31, 2009). "2009 MMA awards show honors top moments of the year". Las Vegas Sun News. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  11. ^ "06/01/10-World MMA Awards Air on Versus". Fighters Only Magazine. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.