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Inside MMA

Inside MMA
Inside MMA title graphic
Genre Mixed Martial Arts
Starring Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
Producer(s) Mike Ricci
Running time approx. 60 min.
Original channel AXS TV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 14, 2007 – present
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Inside MMA is a live Mixed Martial Arts news magazine, which airs on AXS TV Friday nights at 12:30aET/9:30pPT, immediately following the network's live AXS TV Fights broadcasts. Hosted by Kenny Rice and MMA legend Bas Rutten, the show provides an in-depth look at the world of MMA, with live breakdowns, talk, highlights, and analysis from major MMA organizations such as the UFC, Bellator, and the World Series of Fighting. Inside MMA debuted on AXS TV, then known as HD Net, in September 2007, and is currently the longest-running Mixed Martial Arts news show on television.[1]


Inside MMA is anchored by award-winning sports reporter Kenny Rice and four-time world champion, former UFC heavyweight champion, and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten,[2] along with correspondent Ron Kruck who provides in-depth reporting from the field. Kruck also fills in as co-host on occasion.[3]


Inside MMA airs immediately following AXS TV Fights broadcasts. Each show begins with highlights and analysis of the night's event with AXS TV Fights commentators UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and "The Voice" Michael Schiavello.[4] Hosts Rice and Rutten also provide highlights from MMA and other combat sport events from around the world, featuring promotions such as UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting, and One FC, as well as many other regional MMA promotions.[5] Each episode also includes a viewer submission segment, featuring highlights submitted by Inside MMA viewers.[6]

Correspondent Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage of major MMA events, feature stories on issues facing the sport, and interview segments with fighters, coaches, trainers, and others who contribute to and influence Mixed Martial Arts.[7]


‘’Inside MMA’’ frequently features in-studio, on-site and satellite interviews with all-star guests from all facets of the sport, including fighters, promoters, managers, officials and journalists.[8] Notable guests include Dana White,[9] Ronda Rousey,[10] Daniel Cormier,[11] Nick Diaz,[12] Conor McGregor,[13] Gilbert Melendez,[14] Tito Ortiz,[15] Georges St-Pierre,[16] Jose Aldo,[17] TJ Dillashaw,[18] Dominick Cruz,[19] Jon Jones,[20] and Mickey Rourke.[21]

Guest Hosts

Occasionally, MMA fighters will fill-in as special guest hosts on Inside MMA. Past guest hosts featured on the show include Johny Hendricks,[22] Roy Nelson,[23] Phil Davis,[24][25] Miesha Tate,[26] and Urijah Faber.[27]


On August 15, 2014, UFC fighter Krzysztof Soszynski officially announced his retirement from the sport, citing memory loss, in a live on-air exclusive, while appearing as a guest on an episode of Inside MMA.[28]

In late 2014, AXS TV announced that the show would move time slots to after the network's weekly live AXS TV Fights broadcasts. The move would take place starting Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.[29]

See also


  1. ^ "AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’ Moves to New Friday-Night Time Slot". MMAJunkie. 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  2. ^ "The Fighter and the Kid Break It Down with Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice". FOXSports. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Tito Ortiz: "I’m Going To Put Bonnar Back Into Retirement"". Cage Pages. 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  4. ^ "'Inside MMA': Cormier, Woodley, Riggs Interviews". Fight Network. 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  5. ^ "'Inside MMA': Viewers Submissions, Best of the Week". Fight Network. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  6. ^ "'Inside MMA': Viewers Submissions, Best of the Week". Fight Network. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  7. ^ "What’s in the Fightnomics Book? Interview with Ron Kruck on ‘Inside MMA’". Fightnomics. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  8. ^ "AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’ Moves To New Friday-Night Time Slot". MMAJunkie. 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Dana White Comments On Scott Coker as Bellator CEO: ‘A Much Better Fit Than Bjork Was’". Bloody Elbow. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  10. ^ "Rhonda Rousey Praises Cat Zingano, Wants to Fight Holly Holm Next". Washington Post. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  11. ^ "Daniel Cormier on Brawl with Jon Jones: ‘We Have To Carry Ourselves Better’". MMA Weekly. 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  12. ^ "’Inside MMA’ TV Report: Miesha Tate and Nick Diaz". F4WOnline. 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  13. ^ "McGregor Competing in BJJ to "Keep Busy" Before Aldo Fight". Fighters Only Mag. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  14. ^ "Rampage, Melendez, Boetsch on ‘Inside MMA’". Fight Network. 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  15. ^ "Tito Ortiz: "I’m Going To Put Bonnar Back Into Retirement"". Cage Pages. 2014-09-20. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  16. ^ "New Interview with Georges St. Pierre Updates Fans On His Timeline". MMA Mania. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  17. ^ "Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay". BJ Penn. 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  18. ^ . Fansided. 2014-06-03 Retrieved 2015-02-03.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Dominick Cruz Confident that Cage Rust Won’t be an Issue Heading Into UFC 169". Bloody Elbow. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  20. ^ "Jon Jones: Chris Weidman isn’t a Superfight, Cain Velasquez is". Bleacher Report. 2014-02-08. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  21. ^ "’Inside MMA’ TV Report – Mickey Rourke, Bang Ludwig, preview UFC". F4WOnline. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  22. ^ "Johny Hendricks Calls Out Chris Weidman, Gets Shot Down By UFC President Dana White". MMA Mania. 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  23. ^ "’Inside MMA’ Report: Roy Nelson is Guest Host to Talk About Belfort & Overeem and Drug Testing". F4WOnline. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  24. ^ "TJ Dillashaw Discusses a Potential Dominick Cruz Matchup on AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’". Sherdog. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  25. ^ "’Inside MMA’ TV Report: Should Barao Get a Rematch". F4WOnline. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  26. ^ "Alexis Davis Interviewed on ‘Inside MMA’". Cage Pages. 2014-05-10. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  27. ^ "Alexis Davis Interviewed on ‘Inside MMA’". Sherdog. 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  28. ^ "UFC Vet Krzysztof Soszynski, Citing Memory Loss, Announces MMA Retirement". MMA Junkie. 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
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