"MMA Uncensored Live" Announces Debut Date, Hosts

January 18, 2012

MMA Uncensored Live will be debuting before you know it. Coming to you from the heart of New York City in Times Square, MMA Uncensored Live will feature debate and discussion, interviews, in-depth features, highlights and interaction with the viewers through Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels.

We're gearing up for a premiere on Thursday, February 23 at 11/10c, right after IMPACT WRESTLING. What's more, we have three fine gentlemen to help you navigate all the news, opinion, interview and rumors we can fit into a half an hour. Let's meet them now.

Craig Carton - Host
Craig currently co-hosts one of the most popular morning sports radio shows in the country, WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" alongside NFL great Boomer Esiason. He's been in the sports broadcasting game for over twenty years, having started at WGR Buffalo in 1991. Since then, Carton has worked in sports strongholds like Cleveland, Philadelphia and Denver, and has brought his irreverent energy to sports fans across the country through syndicated radio networks.
We're happy to have Craig back, as he also used to host Weekend Pre-Game on Spike.

Mike Straka - Fight Expert
Mike is a familiar face to any fan of MMA, considering he was the first mainstream media broadcaster to cover the sport. He's the host of "The MMA Experience" on Fight Now TV, as well as "TapouT Radio" on SiriusXM Sports, and was the host of HDNet's Fighting Words With Mike Straka.

Prior to that, Mike served as vice president and executive producer of FOX News Digital, as well as a FOX News Channel on-air personality. He's the author of two books, most recently 2011's "Fighting Words", published by Triumph Sports.

Nate Quarry - Fight Expert
Nate "Rock" Quarry is no stranger to Spike audiences. The founding member of Team Quest was Team Couture's first pick during the first season of Spike's "The Ultimate Fighter". He followed up his tenure on TUF with three UFC wins before being stopped in his quest for the Middleweight Title by then champion Rich Franklin.

Nate won four of his last six fights, including a fight of the night win over Tim Credeur in September of 2009.

We're excited to have these guys on board, and can't wait for February 23, when we kick off "MMA Uncensored Live" at 11/10c! We'll see you there.

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