Despite the growing popularity of the sport, I am always pleasantly surprised to see a national newspaper cover MMA. So you can imagine how I felt when I took my seat cageside at HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon and realized I was sitting next Damon L. Sayles of the Dallas Morning News.
A major paper covering a non-UFC event? This was too good to be true. I’m sure the Mark Cuban association had something to do with it but, whatever, we’ll take what we can get.
So, with one of the most important years in MMA history (in terms of mainstream acceptance) under our belts and one of the biggest weekends of the year (in terms of MMA fights) on the horizon it made sense to invite a writer of Sayles’ stature to give his perspective on the action to come.
Listen below as we discuss UFC 79, the IFL World Grand Prix Finals and Yarennoka! and much more.
If you’re lonely this weekend don’t be – a slew of tremendous fights are upon us.
MMA New Year’s Eve Weekend Preview with Damon L. Sayles