An interview all MMA fans will want to hear

There is a new interview with David Samuels by Luke Thomas from MMA Nation that MMA fans will want to hear.

You will remember Samuels as the journalist from The Atlantic who did the in-depth article on Quinton Jackson entitled “Rampage.” He also had seperate interviews with B.J. Penn, Lorenzo Fertitta, and Arianny Celeste, each of which are insightful and well worth your time.

In this interview with Samuels he discusses what he has learned through his investigative journalism and spending time with these various UFC figures. He discusses who REALLY runs the UFC as well as if the UFC is going to succeed in the long run or is this thing going to wind down one day.

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Rampage, B.J., Arianny, and Lorenzo

There are four interviews by David Samuels that have just been published in The Atlantic that are well worth the read.

Each one of these interviews is unique. The interview with Rampage is the most in-depth interview you may ever read and there is some very interesting information in there. They talk about Quinton’s trainer allegedly stealing from him and what Quinton was like immediately following his “little episode” earlier this year. The issue of him facing a fighter that has already KO’d him twice is brought up and the question is asked if this is a “cruel” thing to do to Quinton as his first fight back.

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Lorenzo Fertitta wants Rickson Gracie to fight in the UFC

David Samuels has a great new interview with Lorenzo Fertitta in The Atlantic. He goes in-depth with the UFC co-owner and talks about everything from fighter salary, to how The Ultimate Fighter got started, and even issues a challenge to Rickson Gracie to get in the Octagon.

The Ultimate Fighter, now winding up its eighth season on Spike TV was a very important turning point in the history of the UFC. Lorenzo talks about how hard it was to even find a television station that was interested in airing the program, “We met with—you name it, MTV, CBS, ABC, ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Spike, USA. We probably met with the Food Channel too. I don’t know. We met with everybody. And to a ‘t,’ every single person said this won’t work. Get out of my office. This is a joke. It’s boring.”

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