Kenny and Bas

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 23, 2013 – This Friday, AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA tackles the controversial subject of weight cutting with an exclusive feature following veteran mixed martial artist Tim Boestch as he put himself through the grueling process of cutting 30 pounds to fight in the UFC’s middleweight division.

INSIDE MMA Correspondent Ron Kruck was given exclusive access into Boestch’s camp as he transformed his 215 pound body into a 185 pound middleweight figure before his fight at UFC 166.

Also during this episode, Gilbert Melendez, winner of what Joe Rogan called “the greatest fight I’ve ever seen” last week, will join hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten for a live interview.



Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.


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