I concluded my interview with the co-owners of the IFL today, Kurt Otto and Gareb Shamus. It was a great interview and everyone who reads it will get a feel for the philosophy behind the IFL business model and what their vision is for the company, and MMA. It’s going to take me some time to put together, but my hope is that it will be available sometime next week on CBS Sportsline.
One of my questions for Kurt was about the Chris Horodecki vs. Shad Lierley fight from this past week. Many people who saw the match are claiming it’s the match of the year in MMA, thus far. I wanted to know when everyone would get a chance to see it. Otto said it will air first on Fox Sports Net on July 6 (check local listings) and then on MyNetworkTV as a part of IFL Battleground on July 16 (show airs every Monday at 8 p.m. ET).
I just wanted to give you all a heads up.
Updated: I had a chance to see some highlights of the fight and from what I saw, it looked pretty crazy. It was non-stop action. I’m dying to see the whole thing.