Sherdog

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Sherdog
Logo sherdog.png
Type of businessSports media
Type of site
Mixed martial arts, sports
Available inEnglish
OwnerEvolve Media LLC
Created byJeff Sherwood
Websitesherdog.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (required for forum posting)
Launched1997; 21 years ago (1997)

Sherdog is an American website devoted to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).[1][2][3] The site is a member of the Crave Online network and provides MMA related content for ESPN.com.[4]

History[edit]

Sherdog was created by photographer Jeff Sherwood (nicknamed "Sherdog") in 1997 and was later refined with the help of Garrett Poe.[5] Sherdog features MMA news,[6] individual records of fighters,[7] reviews and previews of MMA events,[8] interviews with fighters and referees,[9] user forums,[10] divisional and pound-for-pound fighter rankings,[11] and original radio programs.[12]

Sherdog is also home to the Sherdog Radio Network, an internet-only sports talk network featuring Sherdog writers and staffers. Weekly programs have included The Savage Dog Show hosted by Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood, Beatdown hosted by TJ De Santis and a number of co-hosts, It's Time hosted by Bruce Buffer and The Jordan Breen Show.

Until recently, the standard schedule included Beatdown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, It's Time on Tuesdays, Cheap Seats on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and The SRN Rewind every Sunday evening. Also included for big events were SRN Roundtables providing previews and "Beatdown After the Bell" for post-fight recaps.

As of April 8, 2016, the SRN was rebuilt after Jeff Sherwood and his namesake website parted ways. The current lineup of programming includes Cheap Seats with Jordan Breen and Greg Savage on Mondays and Wednesdays which was cancelled after the organization and Greg Savage parted ways as well. TJ & The Tooth with TJ De Santis and Nick "The Tooth" Gullo on Tuesdays, and The Neutral Corner hosted by MMA veteran Yves Edwards. Still standard for high-profile events are Jack Encarnacao's SRN Roundtables providing previews and TJ De Santis' "Beatdown After the Bell" for post-fight recaps. While not officially a part of the Sherdog Radio Network, the SRN feed also includes Press Row audio blogs starring Jordan Breen and various guests in the world of MMA media. While not officially cancelled, Jack Encarnacao's The SRN Rewind has been on an extended hiatus, and the flagship show Beatdown has been discontinued as a live radio show since the exiting of Jeff 'Sherdog' Sherwood.

Sherdog has also affiliated with ESPN to provide extensive MMA content for their site. The deal includes ESPN sharing Sherdog's extensive Fight Finder database. The deal would also include the Sherdog Radio Network being part of ESPN's podcast center.[13]

The website also has a XenForoforum section composed of more than 60 thousand members from all over the world.[14]

The site hosts free live streams of mixed martial arts events from organizations such as Palace Fighting Championships, Wargods and M-1 Global.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneiderman, R.M (October 5, 2006). "Ultimate Fighting's Next Battle". Forbes. Forbes, LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2006.
  2. ^ Doyle, Dave (August 24, 2006). "The Weekly Tapout: UFC 62 predictions". FoxSports.com. Fox Interactive Media. Archived from the original on September 2, 2006. Retrieved October 7, 2006.
  3. ^ Levine, Andrew (2006-12-30). "UFC Celebrates a Landmark Year". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  4. ^ Gross, Josh (March 22, 2010). "Five things we learned from a busy Sunday in mixed martial arts". Sports Illustrated. Time Inc. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  5. ^ Hall, Joe (2009-05-01). "The History of Sherdog". FIGHT! Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  6. ^ "Sherdog news". Sherdog. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  7. ^ "Sherdog fight finder". Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  8. ^ "Sherdog articles". Sherdog. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  9. ^ "Sherdog interviews". Sherdog. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  10. ^ "Sherdog forums". Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  11. ^ "Sherdog rankings". Sherdog. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  12. ^ "Sherdog radio". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  13. ^ "ESPN, Sherdog Announce Agreement". Sherdog.com. Crave Online Media LLC. 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2006-05-14.
  14. ^ Forums.sherdog.com

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