THE INFO episode 21: featuring “The Hardcore Poker Show” co-host Chris Tessaro

"Fast" Eddie's Brock Lesnar chest hair tattoo

THE INFO returned to the air waves this week with guest Chris Tessaro. The co-host of “The Hardcore Poker Show” enlightened Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine on the infamous Ultimate Bet cheating scandal, Full Tilt poker and the two companies’ relationships with the UFC. Tessaro and the guys also discussed THE INFO’s UFC 98 prop bet outcome, UFC 100, the WSOP main event, Ricco Rodriguez and gambling’s impact on professional sports.

THE INFO episode 21
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/info21.mp3[/podcast]

‘THE INFO’ is the official podcast of PRO MMA (promma.info). To download the latest episodes on iTunes, click here or on THE INFO logo on the PRO MMA home page.

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Catch the rest of “Fast” Eddie’s chest hair tattoo after the jump….

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New sponsor for “UFC 97: Redemption”

After a short running partnership with FullTilt Poker, the UFC has officially banned FullTilt as a sponsor. The ban will include any and all mention of FullTilt, on signage as well as fighter apparel.

Many thought this was due to the long debated illegality of online poker and/or the competition online gambling sites pose to traditional “brick and mortar” Casinos. Neither seems to be the case for the recent ban, rather a less conscience laden reason is the cause.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as multiple fighters, have now teamed up with UltimateBet for “UFC 97: Redemption”. Ultimate Bet, one of the largest online gambling networks, will be sponsoring the UFC promotion itself, as well as  Chuck Liddell, Mauricio Rua, Thales Leites, Anderson Silva, Krzystof Soszynski, Eliot Marshall, and Antoni Hardonk for UFC 97.

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