Kenny Florian recently spoke with MMA Weekly and talked about a new show on ESPN.com called “MMA Live” that he will be hosting along with ESPN’s John Anik and Newark Star-Ledger reporter Franklin McNeil. Here’s some of what Florian had to say about the show:
“(It’s) kind of a fast-paced show on the current news and events going on in the sport. There’s a whole lot of guys at ESPN that have been trying to get this done I guess for two years,” said Florian in an exclusive interview with MMAWeekly.com.
“Basically, I was contacted by ESPN about two weeks before my fight against (Joe) Lauzon, and there was some interest. They finally got the okay to do an MMA show, and they were interested in using me for this show,” Florian said.
Florian has done extremely well in his two stints on the UFC broadcasts and is a perfect fit for this position. He also goes on to say that if the show is well received that it may end up on television. That would be a step in the right direction to get some kind of MMA programming on ESPN, something the MMA community has been speculating about for a long time.
The show debuts tonight on ESPN.com at 7 p.m. ET.