Showdown Joe of FightfulMMA and TitanFC on Georges St. Pierre’s return to the Octagon. On November 4th, 2017 GSP will fight Michael Bisping for his UFC middleweight title in New York City at Madison Square Garden.
Showdown Joe and Karim discuss GSP’s return and his chances at UFC 217.
This blog entry was originally Published on: May 3 2016 on Girth Radio.
There is one person responsible for helping to grow the sport of MMA (and the UFC) more than any other person in Canada: Showdown Joe Ferraro. Showdown would host UFC Central on Sportsnet and The FAN radio network.
Today, his contribution to MMA is relegated to monthly duties hosting Titan FC shows in Florida.
In this episode, we discuss how Showdown got involved with in the fight business, his time covering the sport and what led to him leaving the airwaves in Canada. Showdown also reveals his thoughts on the GOAT MMA/UFC fighters; will GSP ever fight professionally again; the Conor McGregor issue and much much more!
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Every once in a while you meet someone who reminds you that there are amazing people in this world. I am fortunate to know many great people. Yet, if someone were to ask me to name a person who exemplifies the term “good person” I would, without hesitation mention the name Joe Botnick.
Now, I’ve only know Joe for a couple of years. We met at a golf tournament and have maintained our friendship even though I’ve only seem him a few times since. Yet he is someone I feel comfortable talking to and asking for his opinion.
However, I don’t want to spend anymore time talking about me and Joe. you NEED to know about a charity golf tournament Joe organizes every year called Shawn Tompkins Memorial Golf Tournament. This annual golf tournament raises funds to benefit the Shawn Tompkins Foundation. For those who don’t know who Shawn Tompkins was, he was a mentor, coach, trainer and friend to many mixed martial arts fighters. When he passed (the same day I met Joe) he left a void in the MMA community in Canada and around the world.
If you’re on Twitter, consider following Joe at @RelentlessJoeB. And if you’re a golfer and/or a fan of MMA consider supporting a great cause.
Earlier today an article I wrote was published on the website Web Not War.
On the weekend of December 10th Dana White’s UFC settled in Toronto with Sunday’s UFC 140 anchoring their activities. Over the past 10 years, Dana White, his partners the Ferenzzo brothers and their MMA athletes have created one of the most popular and fastest growing sporting and entertainment brands in the world. The reasons are manifold: the demise of the boxing industry and the need for fresh and new programming for this 200+ channel universe being just two of them.
To read the rest please visit http://www.webnotwar.ca/ufc-uses-social-and-digital-to-rule-sporting-universe/
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