Hear My MMA Interviews With Bobby Lashley And Anthony Pettis Free On WrestlingObserver.com

Bobby Lashley - MMAWell, we’re past the first month of audio interviews on Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Daily and so far, so good!

Both interviews are available to stream or download free right now — more than an hour of audio goodness for you. How benevolent am I?

 

Here’s what co-host and site co-founder Bryan Alvarez and I have done so far:

Anthony Pettis

Bryan and I talked to the final WEC Lightweight Champion as he prepares to take on Clay Guida in June in his UFC debut. The man that threw the kick heard ’round the world in December was great to talk to and the 30-minute interview covered everything from taekwondo to the decision to fight Guida instead of wait for the UFC Lightweight Champion and more.

Listen here.

Bobby Lashley

We got a good 15 minutes in before Bobby’s phone cut out and we never heard from him (seen above) again. Before that point, we talked his main event for Titan Fighting Championships, his contract status with Strikeforce and what he thinks about the Zuffa purchase, his view on wrestling and more. After the interview, Bryan and I previewed UFC Fight Night in Seattle and discussed the Jon Jones’ victory for the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

Listen here.

Next interview is set for Wednesday, April 6th and I’m working on a current champion for a major organization. A former champion is all but booked for Wednesday, April 20th and no, it’s not Nick Diaz.

Josh Nason is a New England-based freelance MMA journalist that has an Eddie Wineland feature in March’s FIGHT! Magazine. He frequently does radio/podcast appearances and asks for your “like” for ESPN Boston to cover MMA.  Follow him on Twitter.

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Josh Nason joins Figure Four Daily crew, Anthony Pettis To Be First Guest On MMA Podcast With Bryan Alvarez

Wrestling Observer | Figure 4 OnlineI’ve hinted a bit on Facebook recently about working toward a big MMA-related podcast announcement and Tuesday,  it was time to pull back the curtain on what I’ve working behind the scenes on for six months.

I’m excited to announce that starting March 9th, I’ll be joining Bryan Alvarez of Figure 4 Online/Wrestling Observer fame for a bi-weekly podcast, interviewing some of the biggest names in the MMA game today.

The shows will be part of Bryan’s Figure Four Daily series.

Our first guest? I wanted to start strong, so we got the final WEC Lightweight Champion and UFC top contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis to be our first guest. We’ll be talking his upcoming battle with Clay Guida, training with a growing team in Wisconsin, the MTV experience and some industry-related chatter that will be a ton of fun. I can’t wait!

Anthony Pettis on FFD with Bryan Alvarez and Josh Nason

UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis joins FFD on 3/9.

This all started coming together back in August 2010 when I met Bryan and site co-founder/MMA journalist Dave Meltzer at UFC 118 in Boston. They were great guys and as a subscriber to the site for several years, I saw an opportunity to help build out some additional MMA content for their audience while also expanding my own brand within the industry.

Traffic-wise and content-wise, the site is a monster destination point and is known throughout the combat sports business, fueled by a passionate worldwide paid subscriber base that enjoys access to both Dave and Bryan’s newsletters, tons of audio content and a message board that simply has to experienced to be understood.

Bryan and I kept talking and in February, the ideas started to take formulate into a solid plan of attack. Finally, here we are and ready to talk to Anthony Pettis next week.

(Did I say I was excited yet? Ok…still excited!)

In any case, check out the site and if you love combat sports (MMA, pro wrestling and even boxing/kickboxing), you should subscribe, if only to hear my beautiful voice which is priceless in its own right. This I know to be a fact. They do have free shows every week, so sample what they have to offer. I’m telling you:  if you love MMA, you’ll love what they have to offer.

It’s been an amazing kick-ass ride so far on the MMA journalism train and I’m anxious to get this next leg of the journey started. As always, thank you for your support!

Josh Nason is a New England-based freelance MMA journalist that currently has a Jon Fitch feature in February’s FIGHT! Magazine. He frequently does radio/podcast appearances and asks for your “like” for ESPN Boston to cover MMA.  Follow him on Twitter.

Audio awesomeness with The Fight Network, Most Gross Danger and email marketing zombies

Even though it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, it’s been a busy few weeks. Let’s jump into what I’ve been writing and where I’ve been appearing the past few weeks:

Audio

The Fight Network w/John Pollock and Wai Ting

One of my first interviewers and awesome guy John Pollock interviewed me for The Fight Network’s weekly MMA/wrestling podcast. We talked Brock Lesnar/Cain Velasquez, the issues with the UFC Primetme series and the problems with today’s wrestling product.

Enjoy Review A Brock in full or just my segment.

Most Gross Danger

My friend PJ Huot has a new podcast where he talks with local comedians about the art of comedy and trying to make it in the world of stand-up. For his fifth episode, he diverted a bit and interviewed me for 30 minutes on unintentional comedy in MMA, what makes a great SNL, laugh tracks on sitcoms and Family Guy.

Here is Episode 5, coincidentally one of my favorite numbers.

MMA Writing

Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly

I submitted my debut column to Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez’ co-branded WO/F4W site on the lack of promotion for Strikeforce’s Nick Diaz/KJ Noons rematch. I’ve been an admirer of Dave and Bryan’s for years now and this was awesome they ran this. Look for more on the site in upcoming months.

Strikeforce swings and misses on Nate Diaz/KJ Noons preview

Bleacher Report

I compiled my monthly preview for the slate of MMA in October, something that I really enjoy doing as it helps me get a handle on what’s coming. As some other audio projects have taken center stage, I haven’t written a ton for B/R lately but that will change soon.

Brock vs. Cain, Diaz/Noons II Highlight October MMA Schedule

Email Marketing Writing

What I Learned About Email Marketing At New York Comic Con

My creative partner Ben and headed off to New York Comic Con in October and while there, I ran into my old friend email marketing at the 38 Studios booth….and I also met Curt Schilling so that’s a win right there.

Latest Claim That Email Marketing Is Dead Is A Bunch of Zombie Garbage

This was my response to another email marketing is dead post and I got a good reference to zombies in there.

Email Marketing Portion of Virtual Bartender Is Pretty Awesome

While at the liquor store, I found inspiration. Of course.

Other

Ben and Josh’s Near Mint Comic Show

For the past few years, Ben Peirce and I have been recording the Near Mint Comic Show, a monthly (or so) podcast focusing on comic books and other pop culture-type discussions. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and it’s a lot of fun. The more people hear it, the more fans we seem to get so that’s pretty awesome.

In any case, we did take a trip to the 2010 New York Comic Con and did a lead-up podcast that was half-comics, half a fall TV preview. In any case, enjoy Episode 27: TV Funhouse.

Josh Nason is a freelance journalist who has penned pieces for FIGHT! Magazine, Apollo (Australia) Magazine, Manchester Magazine and more. While he loves to write about mixed martial arts and email marketing, blogging about music and observations on life are passions as well. Follow him at Twitter and check out his audio archive of appearances.