Rich Franklin and Carlos Newton to Appear on this Week's MMA Cast

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Former UFC Middleweight Champion and legendary fighter and IFL coach of the Toronto Dragons are schedule to appear on this week's MMA Cast.

Former UFC Middleweight Champion and legendary Fighter and IFL coach of the Toronto Dragons are schedule to appear on this week's MMA Cast.

"We will be talking to Rich Franklin about the pressures of life as a champion, his sponsors and the role they play in the life of an MMA fighter, and his recent loss to Anderson Silva." said Mike Watkins, one of the show's hosts.

"Rich is an amazing athlete and has one of the most likable personalities in the world of MMA so we are looking forward to our in depth interview with him. Also, we are thrilled to be interviewing Carlos Newton. Carlos is a legend in the world of MMA, and wore the championship belt just as the sport was exploding. Now he is a coach with the IFL and we are interested his thoughts on the team aspect and the new dimension that the IFL is adding to MMA.

In less than two months the MMA Cast has become one of the most listened to MMA Shows in the country. "We cannot believe the response we have had so far. We had Rory Singer from the Ultimate Fighter Season 1 on the show, and after his appearance the response has been overwhelming. Once we posted the Rory Singer interview on iTunes, we almost instantly became a featured Podcast, and regularly crack the Top 100 Sports Podcasts on iTunes" said Watkins

"We tried to produce a show that would give our listeners a unique perspective inside the fighters personalities. Also, it would focus on current events in the world of MMA and interviews with fighters, promoters and coaches. The goal was to provide a comprehensive look into the world of MMA. We wanted the fans to understand what it took to put on event, what was needed to train for one, what happens backstage before the fighters entrance, as well as what happens when the bell rings. There are many MMA fans out there that are looking for more that the brief interview they get to see on TV" .

The MMA Cast was founded by Atlanta Entrepreneur Mike Watkins. The show is broadcast live on Wednesday nights on AM 1620 with Mike's Co-host Steven Robbins. The show can also be heard live worldwide on, or it can be downloaded on Listeners can also get free updates of the show by going to


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