Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My experiences in the world of MMA

This blog is something I've been considering writing for some time. The honest truth is that I can't reveal everything I know or have experienced or even what I think until after I leave the sport. I found out really early that saying the wrong thing can really put you on the outs in MMA.

I guess in some ways this is a way for me to vent about certain aspects of the sport without burning bridges.

Let me attempt to blow your mind a bit. Even if you are an avid listener of the show (and if you are, thank you so much) and even if you have heard EVERY SINGLE show I have done, there is no way you could ever tell anyone what my honest opinion of fighters, the sport, or the industry at large is. Why? Because I've never said anything publicly about it.

We have to walk a very fine line when doing the show and I am very wary of saying things that might upset certain people. The proof is in the pudding tho, we have always been a fairly large sized show and we continue to grow. Some shows out there that don't censor themselves or don't hold themselves to a certain standard, don't have the listeners we do. Ironically, in some ways I am envious of those shows/people. I have worked hard to have a successful show and will not jeopardize that by airing my dirty laundry, but I sometimes wish I could just blast the people that deserve to be blasted and tell the truth about people who hide behind cute nick names and false fronts.

If you have ever met me in person, you probably know that I'm fairly brash, cuss quite often and will pull no punches when it comes to my opinion. This is exactly 180 degrees from my on air persona. I realized a long time ago that I could either be myself 100% or have a really successful show. I figured if no one was listening, who the hell cares what I had to say. I choose success.

Having said all of that, I've never compromised my morals, thoughts or ideas for the show. I draw the line there. While I may not be my usual ridiculous self on air, I am not undercutting my own beliefs. Perhaps one day I will blog about the things I've seen and experienced while being in this crazy and wonderful sport, but it won't be any time soon.

I think I'll use this as a place to vent and talk about the things I'm doing during the week. Maybe people will actually read it!

I just got done doing an interview with George Sotiropoulos that will air this Sunday on the show. See, there is something you won't see me mention on twitter or facebook. I'll explain why I don't tell who my guests are in a future blog. There is a good reason for that one too. Anyway, George was a great interview and I learned a little about this up and coming fighter. Should be a great show.

Until next time,

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