Fronted by Luke Thomas.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOD SPORT OR MISUNDERSTOOD?
MMA 808 - Inside Hawaii’s Fight Game
Mixed martial arts… MMA. The fastest growing sport in the world and Hawaii is home to some of its most elite players: BJ Penn, Chris Leben, Egan Inoue and Kendall Grove.
In a one-hour televised special, award-winning filmmaker and Executive Producer, Edgy Lee, in collaboration with co-writer, David Mayeda, PhD, author of “Fighting for Acceptance: Mixed Martial Artists and Violence in American Society,” and co-director Johann Bouit, present…"MMA 808 - Inside Hawaii's Fight Game", a behind-the-scenes look at MMA featuring rare interviews with BJ Penn, Chris Leben, Egan Inoue; actor, Jason Scott Lee, ESPN’s Jon Anik, President of the UFC, Dana White, and many more.
Clearly, MMA’s evolution in Hawaii is complex and sparks high emotions of support and resistance. This program asks us to examine our tolerance for violence as entertainment.
If mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world and clearly a potential revenue pathway for west coast and Asian fans, who will step up? Government? Promoters? Coaches? Players? Fans? Who will step up and take responsibility for MMA’s impact on this and the next generation?
MMA 808, Inside Hawaii’s Fight Game addresses these provocative issues.
MMA 808 Broadcast information:
KGMB 9 Hawaii, Saturday October 4th @ 10pm (immediately following CBS’ EliteXC MMA event) and PacificNetwork.tv (global platform) October 5th through 2008.