Worried that the end of Occupy Wall Street’s faceoff with the NYPD means there won’t be any more beatings in the news? Spike has a solution: “MMA Junkie Live” will provide mixed martial arts fans with coverage of the sport-fighting world starting in January.
The net confirmed to Variety its plans to go all-unscripted; news content has been a large part of Spike’s mandate, with focus on videogames and other male-dominated sectors of entertainment. The show is a partnership with MMAjunkie.com, part of USA Today Sports Media Group. Half-hour series will be hosted by MMA experts and reporters who will discuss and debate the fighting news of the day; news show will also emphasize social media engagement.
Hosts for the series are to be announced.