We were sent the following from AXS TV, spotlighting two features of their weekly “Inside MMA” television show. The first is an interview they conducted with former WWE Champion CM Punk (a/k/a Phil Brooks) as he gets ready for his UFC 203 bout with Mickey Gall. The second is a roundtable discussion with MMA officials Herb Dean and John McCarthy, where they discuss rules, being criticized by fans and fighters, and more.
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CM PUNK TALKS WWE-MMA TRANSITION ON AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’
Plus, MMA Referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy Discuss Their Love for the Sport and Four Titles are Decided on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 31’
Los Angeles – Sept. 2, 2016 – A week ahead of former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ MMA and UFC debut, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sat down with him at his gym, Roufusport, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The full feature is available here, detailing Brooks’ challenging transition from pro wrestling to MMA, having little athletic background, with additional input from training partner former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and coach Duke Roufus.
Also on tonight’s show, INSIDE MMA series hosts Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten sat down with MMA referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy for a special, roundtable discussion about the third man in the cage. In this fascinating conversation, Dean and McCarthy discuss how their love of MMA led them to referee; how they handle criticism from both fans and fighters, such as UFC stars Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier; and what the new changes to Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts mean for the evolution of MMA.