The fourth installment of MMAmania's newest show, "Darce Side Radio," is a special one.
Host Michael Stets takes a stroll down memory lane with the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) executive producer, Campbell McLaren, about how the biggest show in mixed martial arts (MMA) today began nearly 20 years ago in the early SEG days.
Stets also speaks with newly-signed Welterweight Brandon Thatch about the beginning of his Octagon career, which kicks off against Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 27 next week (Weds., Aug. 28, 2013) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The video player is embedded below for your listening pleasure (just click the play button). In the meantime, here is a quick preview of what you can expect to hear:
Campbell McLaren: Did you ever wonder why Art Jimmerson only wore one boxing glove at UFC 1? Or how the Octagon was decided upon? Or how the UFC packed everything up in Buffalo, N.Y., and put on a show in Dotham, Ala., because MMA was banned in the "Empire State?" Did you know Joe Silva won a contest to get into the UFC before he became the matchmaker? The first executive producer of the UFC relives all those stories and more.
Brandon Thatch: One of the newest welterweights in the UFC, "Ruckus" talks about coming over from the RFA promotion, receiving Georges St. Pierre's stamp of approval and his UFC Fight Night 27 match up vs. Justin Edwards.
Be sure to follow Stets and the show @Darcesideradio for upcoming guests and showtimes.