MMA Storytime Podcast: Episode 12

On this episode of the MMA Storytime Podcast, Kyle Steele (@LoudMouthMMA), the head honcho of the LoudMouth MMA Network, joined the show for a chin wag about various MMA topics, as well as some topics from beyond the cage.

Although the sports world has been placed on pause, the UFC’s President, Dana White, continues to push the idea that their upcoming pay-per-view, UFC 249, still has the green light. In addition to discussing the possibility of UFC 249, the conversation also touched on headlines featuring Jon Jones and Ashlee Evans-Smith, our least favorite aspects of the MMA, coronavirus—of course, and the world of realty. 

Episode 12 streamed live on MMA Storytime’s Facebook Page:

If you were unable to catch the live stream, Episode 12 is also available on YouTube:

Be sure to tune-into Kyle, as well as over a dozen other personalities within the MMA community, on one of the many podcasts featured on the LoudMouth MMA Network (link here).

MMA Storytime Podcast: Episode 11

On this episode of the MMA Storytime Podcast, Fred Kirby (@Kirby_MMA), co-host of the Keyboard Warriors MMA Podcast and the Not Safe for Work (NSFW) Show on the Loudmouth MMA Network, delivered his unfiltered opinions about a wide range of topics.

With much of the MMA world put on hold because of the global pandemic, the conversation surrounding cage fighting didn’t make it into the championship rounds. In addition to talking about UFC Brasilia and UFC 249, the chatter also focused on the coronavirus, music, fashion, and more. 

Episode 11 streamed live on the MMA Storytime Facebook page:

If you were unable to catch the live stream, Episode 11 is also available on YouTube:

Be sure to also catch Fred on either Keybaord Warriors MMA (link here), the Loudmouth MMA Network (link here), or both!

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #11

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Canvas

100 Word Flash Fiction #9

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Ring Announcer

100 Word Flash Fiction #8

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Gym

MMA Storytime Podcast: Episode 9

Gabriel Freyre has become a familiar face on the MMA Storytime Podcast, much like he plans to do within the MMA world. 

Although Freyre’s professional debut last month didn’t go as expected, his performance, even in defeat, highlighted his power and potential in the sport. 

If you fall off the horse, you’ve got to dust yourself off and get right back in the saddle, and Freyre mirrored this same mindset throughout the conversation. Of course, listeners could sense his dissatisfaction with the loss at HR MMA 114, but his passion for success was pixelated for all who watched the live stream on MMA Storytime’s Facebook page or after the fact on the YouTube channel. 

Distancing himself from the pain that the hurt business can, and often does, offer, Freyre has decided to make the move toward the featherweight division—a more ideal weight class for his frame—and he’ll have an opportunity to assess his improvements next month, which will be a showcase before all his hometown friends and family in Tampa Bay, Florida. 

For those unable to watch the podcast as it streamed live on the MMA Storytime Facebook page, it is available on both YouTube and Podbean.

Episode 9 on YouTube:

Episode 9 on Podbean:

🎙 https://mmastorytime.podbean.com/e/mma-storytime-podcast-episode-9/

Thank you to everyone who participated throughout the podcast, and don’t miss any future interviews, memes, and fictional MMA stories at mmastorytime.com.

MMA Storytime Podcast: Episode 8

Maritza Sanchez will, once again, be stepping into the Combate Americas cage—also known as “La Jaula”—and she returned to the MMA Storytime Podcast to preview what fans can expect on February 28, 2020.

In Sanchez’s pro debut, she, unfortunately, fell a bit short. Between then and her upcoming sophomore showcase, the newly minted professional secured a victory at Fight 2 Win’s grappling competition, attempting to take her opponent’s arm home as a souvenir. 

With her confidence at an all time high, Sanchez, as outlined throughout the podcast, has invested countless hours fine-tuning her skillset for her upcoming foe, Lucero Acosta. Wins in a sport as unpredictable as MMA are nearly impossible to promise, but every trip this young bantamweight makes to the cage—even dating back to her days as an amateur—her aggressive offense speaks louder than any words.

If you were unable to watch the podcast as it streamed live on the MMA Storytime Facebook page, it is available on both YouTube and Podbean.

Episode 8 on YouTube:

Episode 8 on Podbean:

🎙 https://mmastorytime.podbean.com/e/mma-storytime-podcast-episode-8/

Thank you to everyone who participated throughout the podcast, and don’t miss any future interviews, memes, and fictional MMA stories at mmastorytime.com.

Ten-Sentence Story: Chasing Dollars Right Down the Drain

Words aren’t supposed to hurt, but in the world of MMA, they can most definitely lead in that direction.

A heated exchange online between Northern California’s Lee Stunts and Oregon’s Ray Tiffer caught the eye of Four-Ounce Fury’s Promoter, Richie Wild. Within the hour, Wild had contacted each party’s management team, drew up the contracts, and calendared the promotion’s most anticipated main event to date. 

It wasn’t so much the content shared on the ListenUp app that garnered Wild’s attention; rather, it was the tidal wave of interaction generated from the fanbases of both fighters. Each comment, ‘like,’ and share was another dollar in the bank.

Four-Ounce Fury 8 went down at an abandoned ice-skating rink in Ashland, Oregon—the ideal midway point for Stunts, representing Humboldt, and Tiffer, from somewhere around Bend.

The first bout of the evening hadn’t even begun, and the show was already sold out—nearly unimaginable on the local circuit. Wild even sold an additional two-hundred “standing room only” tickets, but he had to cut that off—shredding his sensibilities to pieces—and turn away customers with grips of cash when every clear path vanished. 

Initially, Wild saw full seats, beers steadily streaming, and a snack bar line that never ended—profit, profit, profit; however, the tension surrounding the main event thickened in the atmosphere, and he was able to see the situation for what it actually was: an understaffed and underpaid security team, alcohol-fueled hostility, and a growing awareness to the crowd’s level of unpredictability.

Before the opening bell sounded, a riot erupted outside of the cage, and Wild didn’t hesitate to escape through the nearest exit. From a safe distance, the captain of Four-Ounce Fury dialed 9-1-1 and watched his ship sink.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Ten-Sentence Story Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/02/03/ten-sentence-story-challenge-4/.

Also prompted from Fandango’s Word of the Day Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/02/04/fowc-with-fandango-exchange/.