MMAjunkie.com

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MMAjunkie.com
MMAjunkie.com logo
Web address http://www.mmajunkie.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Sports, Mixed martial arts
Registration Optional (required for forum posting)
Available in English, Spanish
Owner Gannett
Created by Dann Stupp, Eric Foster, Tom Cummins
Launched 2006

MMAjunkie.com or MMAjunkie is a news website that covers the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).

Overview[edit]

MMAjunkie.com is a news site owned by USA Today covering the latest MMA news.[1] It is a content-partner site of Yahoo! Sports,[2] HDNet's Inside MMA,[3] The Dayton Daily News[4] and The Dallas Morning News.[5]

The site and content have been featured in Time magazine, ESPN The Magazine,[6] The New York Times,[7] Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith, Inside MMA, ESPN's MMA Live, Yahoo![8] and other media outlets.

Key staff for MMAjunkie.com include editor-in-chief Dann Stupp,[9] lead staff reporter John Morgan[10] of the Dallas Morning News, staff reporter Steven Marrocco,[11] MMA business columnist Steve Sievert[12] of the Houston Chronicle, and medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin Jr., M.D. P.A.[13]

A variety of guest columnists and bloggers have been featured such as Ryan Bader (The Ultimate Fighter 8),[14] C.B. Dollaway (The Ultimate Fighter 7)[15] and Brendan Schaub (The Ultimate Fighter 10).[16] A parallel Spanish version of the website is also available.[17]

Radio show[edit]

MMAjunkie.com Radio is a weekly Internet radio show broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada.[18] MMAjunkie.com Radio resulted from the acquisition and rebranding of TAGG Radio (Trigg And Gorgeous George), which launched in 2007 and formed a content partnership with MMAjunkie.com in 2008. The live Internet radio show and podcast was renamed MMAjunkie Radio in early 2009.[19]

Hosted by "Gorgeous" George Garcia, Brian "Goze" Garcia and MMAjunkie.com lead staff reporter John Morgan, the show broadcasts Monday-Friday with occasional weekend and evening "Primetime" specials. Although once produced from a home studio, the show moved in 2009 to its new studio at the Race & Sports Book inside The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, "Where Eligance and Excitment meet on the Las Vegas Strip".

The two-hour show is a guest-driven program that features some of the most prominent fighters, trainers, promoters and officials in the sport. Additionally, Morgan and other members of the MMAjunkie.com editorial team frequently discuss and break the latest MMA news on the program.

Upon its initial launch, TAGG Radio became the first radio show co-hosted by an active MMA fighter, though Frank Trigg ultimately had to resign his post due to his UFC contract stipulations.[20] Trainer Marc Laimon has since become a frequent co-host,[21] and veteran fighter Don Frye is an occasional contributor with his humorous "Don Frye-days" personal advice segments.[22]

Awards[edit]

The website has won Fighters Only Magazine's World Mixed Martial Arts Awards for 2008 Best MMA Media Source, 2009 Best MMA Media Source, 2009 Best MMA Journalist (John Morgan), 2010 Media Source of the Year and 2011 Source of the Year.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Today Acquires Mixed-Martial Arts Site MMAjunkie". 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ MMAjunkie.com (September 20, 2007). "Ten TUF questions: Joe Scarola". Sports.Yahoo.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.hd.net/transcript.html?air_master_id=A5645&pd=insidemma/
  4. ^ http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/2007/09/09/ddn091007inside.html/
  5. ^ "About Us". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4136557&name=mma
  7. ^ Robinson, Joshua (June 3, 2008). "Ending in Main Event Raises Fans’ Suspicions". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=mmajunkie-Fight_Biz_social_media&prov=mmajunkie&type=lgns
  9. ^ Stupp, Dann (November 18, 2006). "St. Pierre Leads UFC 65 Poll". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ Morgan, John; Foster, Eric (January 30, 2008). "Nick Thompson Not Ready for Georges St. Pierre, Unlikely to Sign with UFC". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (January 4, 2010). "Veteran MMA reporter Steven Marrocco joins MMAjunkie.com as staff reporter". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ Sievert, Steve (December 28, 2009). "MMAjunkie.com Fight Biz – MMA continues to grow in spite of boxing's resurgence". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ http://blog.drjohnnybenjamin.com/
  14. ^ Bader, Ryan (October 30, 2008). "Team Nogueira blog: Ryan Bader on episode No. 7 of "TUF8"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  15. ^ Dollaway, C.B. (April 10, 2008). ""TUF7" Blog: C.B. Dollaway discusses episode No. 2". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ Schaub, Brendan (November 26, 2009). "Brendan Schaub's special Q&A for "The Ultimate Fighter 10"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ http://es.mmajunkie.com/
  18. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/misc/radio.mma
  19. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (March 17, 2009). "MMAjunkie.com Radio now broadcasting daily from Mandalay Bay sportsbook". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  20. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (July 26, 2009). "Frank Trigg dissolves Triggonomics, signs three-fight deal with Silver Star Clothing". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  21. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (December 15, 2009). "MMAjunkie.com Radio: Trainer Marc Laimon and The Sunday Junkie winner". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  22. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (September 26, 2008). "Don Frye in studio for TAGG Radio". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  23. ^ Okamoto, Brett (December 31, 2009). "2009 MMA awards show honors top moments of the year". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  24. ^ "06/01/10-World MMA Awards Air on Versus". Fightersonlymagazine.co.uk. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 

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