The MMA Report Podcast: January 4, 2017

The calendar has turned over 2017 and Jason Floyd is back for another edition of The MMA Report Podcast. He kicks off the show by recapping what happened this past Saturday afternoon at World Series of Fighting 34 and talks about the free agency of bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes.

Along with discussing what happened at World Series of Fighting 34, Jason recaps the Bellator 170 Media Conference Call, the UFC parting ways with longtime play by play announcer Mike Goldberg and Jason tells you his pick for Fighter of the Year in MMA.

After discussing those topics and some of the recent fight bookings in the sport, Jason has interviews with Christos Giagos, Terrion Ware, Jose Torres, Kevin Sears and Ben Velasquez. Giagos and Ware preview their upcoming fights at next week’s ABC 51. Torres previews his upcoming flyweight title defense at Titan FC 43 against Pedro Nobre. Sears talks about looking to remain undefeated next week at Shamrock FC 282 and Velasquez explains his expertise in concussion exercise solutions for MMA fighters.

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3 Responses

  1. RODNEY P

    Any word on WSOF 34 ratings? Also, I read Paul Gift’s article on Bloody Elbow and I don’t see how the WSOF makes enough money to pay their fighters. Unless their television advertising revenue is paying those costs or their television contract with NBC and NBCSN are paying those costs. At WSOF 34, David Branch keeps showing how being a two belt champion should defend his or her titles. And one thing for sure about Justin Gaethje in his fights is he picks apart one area on his opponents body and he stays with it throughout his fights. Jared Rosholt should be embarrassed by his performance against Caio Alencar. Watching that fight, Jared Rosholt does everything he can to try to avoid any type of contact with his opponent. The problem with that is, he is actually in a fight. No one would ever know that Jared Rosholt was a All American college wrestler by watching that fight against Caio Alencar. And Jake Shields showed once again that he will never evolve his fighting style, and that is pathetic. At least Jon Fitch was willing to do some stand up striking and he was actually doing some ground and pound. Jake Shields immediately goes for a takedown any time his opponents throws a leg kick and once Jake Shields takes his opponent down he does barely any ground and pound, his entire purpose just seems to be to hold his opponent down and really nothing more. I enjoyed WSOF 34.

    • Jason Floyd

      The main card on NBC averaged 951k and peaked at 1.3 million. In terms of overall viewership, great number for WSOF. However, I am sure they (WSOF and NBC) were disappointed that they only got 348k in the key demographic of Adult 18-49. The preliminary card on NBCSN was not good as it averaged 71k.

  2. RODNEY P

    Looking at those numbers from NBC and NBCSN, it just shows viewers just don’t tune into NBCSN. Those numbers shows that it is a NBC problem of making their NBC viewers aware of NBCSN. And it shows that viewers would tune in to the WSOF if it was on NBC instead of NBCSN. NBC is the one that has the dilemma of finding a way to get viewers to tune in and be aware of the sports programming they have on NBCSN.