New Episodes Every Friday
Iconic MMA referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy and Bellator play-by-play commentator Sean Wheelock have joined forces with Ignotainment Media Network to bring fans the Let’s Get It On MMA podcast, which debuts on Friday, March 6. New episodes will be available weekly, every Friday on iTunes, on the Stitcher app for Android, and at Ignotainment.com.
Let’s Get It On is audiences’ best chance to delve deeper into the heart and intricacies of mixed martial arts and combat sports, more than any other podcast. The series will draw from McCarthy’s extensive experience in MMA and boxing officiating, alongside Wheelock’s immense resume of commentating MMA, boxing and sports events worldwide. Together, McCarthy and Wheelock will discuss the latest issues, answer fan questions, interview big-name guests, and debate the hottest topics from their unique perspective in and around the world of fighting.
“I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this weekly podcast with John McCarthy. John is a close friend, as well as someone who I hold in the highest regard for his lifelong contributions to MMA,” said Wheelock.
As one of the most legendary and recognizable personalities in combat sports, and perhaps the best-known referee in any sport, John McCarthy’s reputation speaks for itself. He’s been involved in MMA since it hit the shores of North America in 1993, with UFC 1. He was a key figure in writing the sport’s Unified Rules, which are recognized by the Association of Boxing & MMA Commissions (ABC) and athletic commissions across North America. He’s judged and refereed thousands of matches worldwide in his near 25 years in MMA, and is the founder/head instructor for the Certification of Officials for MMA National Development (C.O.M.M.A.N.D.), the toughest and most complete training course for MMA judges and referees.
“I am so stoked to be talking about what’s happening in the combative sports industry and the everyday subjects that affect all of us,” noted McCarthy. “On top of that, being able to work with a true pro like Sean Wheelock makes this a perfect fit.”
One of the best-known American voices in both MMA and soccer, Wheelock’s broadcasting work has taken him to over 25 countries. He holds the distinction of being the only person to serve as a play-by-play commentator for the FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl (three times for the BBC), U.S. Open tennis, and world championship fights in mixed martial arts. He is the play-by-play commentator for Bellator MMA on Spike TV, and previously commentated for Pride FC, Affliction and the M-1 Challenge. Additionally, Wheelock has worked as a professional boxing referee since he was 24 years old, and still holds an active license through the Kansas Athletic Commission.
New episodes of Let’s Get It On can be downloaded beginning every Friday via iTunes and the Stitcher app for Android.
For more info on the podcast and its hosts, visit the website www.letsgetitonpodcast.com and its social media pages:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/podcastmma or @podcastmma
Strap in, because two of the most objective voices in MMA are about to speak their minds.