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After ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” Show, Rad Martinez Signs for Bellator

Written on July 09, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Bellator signs Rad Martinez for a bout on September 10 after being featured on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" segment.

After being featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” show last weekend, Rad Martinez signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator Fighting Championships. Most of the details – such as his official debut and opponent – were not yet revealed, but it was reported that he will be booked to a bout in an event during the company’s fifth season — which will be held on September 10.

The “Outside the Lines” – ESPN’s newsmagazine show – had chosen to highlight the life of Rad Martinez not only because he is an All-American wrestler who boasts a pro MMA record of 9-2, but also because he had shown an undying commitment to his father. He spends most of his time taking care of his loving father who is currently suffering from a brain damage due to a car accident. Rad Martinez entered the world of MMA fighting with the support of his fellow Clarion University wrestler, Frankie Edgar. He then stated that what he had done during his trainings were never easy.

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ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” to Highlight Rad Martinez Today

Written on July 03, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Today at ESPN's "Outside the Lines" will be featuring the life of MMA's Rad Martinez.

On Sunday, Rad Martinez will be grabbing the limelight at times, as he will be featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” — a newsmagazine program.

The former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler already has a 9-2 pro MMA record. He entered the world of MMA fighting due to the support of Frankie Edgar, his former teammate in Clarion University and the current UFC lightweight champion.

“Outside the Lines” will air today at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN and 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2. The program can also be watched on “SportsCenter” at 10 a.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.

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UFC’s Big Announcement

Written on October 29, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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At longs last! The UFC President himself unveiled what lies ahead for the promotion. Is UFC really going to have its own network soon? Or the banner will become bigger and better?

The cat’s already put of the bag! UFC President, Dana White, announced during a media call last Thursday that the promotion will be absorbing WEC starting next year. However, Dana White declined to discuss whether the promotion will have its own UFC network soon. Still, there’s a reason to pop a bottle of bubbly for more title fights in the pay-per-views, and hefty paychecks for the small tykes.

Some details of the big announcement are posted after the break.

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UFC Network, Coming Soon?

Written on October 28, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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A UFC press conference is set to take action on Thursday at 1:00 pm ET. Though there are no guarantee and official statement yet, people from the Rumor City believes that UFC will have its own network soon.

UFC is slated to have a press conference on Thursday at 1:00 pm ET with the president, Dana White. And rumors has it that there will be a “major” announcement. But ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption may have leaked some information a day earlier though. According to the PTI co-host, Michael Wilbon: “UFC is planning to start its own network.”

The promotion has made no official statement yet. And though it is uncertain, a UFC network announcement fits the bill. More news are coming up, so don’t forget to check back often.

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Herschel Walker Tours ESPN

Written on October 20, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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With his contribution to Strikeforce's recent victory in media surveys, Herschel Walker will tour ESPN to promote his latest fight with yet unknown fighter.

Strikeforce fighter, Herschel Walker, will be in Bristol, Connecticut this Wednesday. He will make rounds on several ESPN programs. Walker will discuss his December 4 fight at “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu” in St. Louis, where he’ll meet a yet to be announced opponent.

His ESPN tour includes live spots on “ESPN First Take,” “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and “SportsCenter.”

Walker made a successful pro-MMA and Strikeforce debut back in January, when he scored a third-round TKO victory over Greg Nagy. The fight resulted big Strikeforce, which received international attention because of Walker’s Showtime-televised fight. The event also drew a massive season growth to 517,000 viewers.

Walker is also a 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and 1992 Winter Olympian. You will see him on ESPN’s “ESPN First Take” at 11:20 a.m. ET (8:20 a.m. PT), ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” (11:45 a.m. ET), and ESPN’s “SportsCenter” (3:40 p.m. ET).

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