Sports

  • Jeremy Samples Asks: Looking forward to attending both Orlando Ringside shows! Are your BBQ products available at the shows? Also, with Baseball season coming up, do you follow the sport? Any favorite teams?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    We hope to have some products on sale at our Orlando shows but that;s still a bit up in the air. I generally tag into baseball during the playoffs so I don;t have a dog nt the hunt right now.  

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  • Hotty Toddy Asks: Your thoughts on GSP making his return to UFC? Who would like to see him in the Octagon with?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    UFC, like WWE, needs all the main event attractions that they can muster so getting GSP back is huge. I;d love to see him fight Bisping or Nick Diaz. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I remember asking you how difficult it was to see Texas Football who were not succeeding under coach, Charlie Strong. Now that coach, Strong is in UCF, and Tom Herman is with the Texas Football, my question is do you think the Texas Longhorns poses a threat to your Oklahoma Sooners in terms of competition? To me it seems like coach Herman is a competitive coach who is going to make Texas Football better again, him and his coaching staff would help Texas Football to become a National Champion. Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no desire to see Texas win a national title in any sport. I am an Oklahoma Sooner fan. We welcome the competition.   

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I watched ESPN 30 for 30 on last Saturday and the documentary was about XFL Football which was created by Mr. McMahon. I heard your voice when you called some of the games, and I am wondering how come you never appeared on the interview when ESPN conducted them, although Mr. McMahon appeared on the interview so many times. Also, why did Mr. McMahon picked you to do XFL games broadcasting? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The reason that I wasn't physically on the XFL 30 for 30 is because I wasn't contacted to be a part of it. I would have been happy to if asked. I assume McMahon hired me to do football was because he felt like I could do the job. Wouldn't that be logical? 

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  • Eamonn1983 Asks: Hi JR. As always, much obliged for being this accessible. Question; Do you think GSP and UFC agreeing terms has anything to do with McGregor and Rousey being off the list for the year? It didn't look like it was going to happen until quite recently.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Of course it does. UFC needs immediate star power and GSP provides that . Selling PPV's is all about featuring main event attractions of which UFC needs to add to their roster and St Pierre is a bona fide star who sells PPV's. 

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  • Eamonn1983 Asks: Hi JR. Unless it's a massive play for leverage and promotion, it looks like McGregor and Mayweather really do want to fight. The UFC is obviously a huge stumbling block. One of the arguments against McGregor breaking out on his own that I've heard is it'll send MMA the route of boxing and ruin it. They say if boxing brought back strict rankings a la UFC and looked like a competitive sport, it would win people back. I'm a complete armchair fan and too young to truly have appreciated boxing at its height in the 80s & early 90s but I'd have thought most people tuned in for stories and personalities rather than "sport". What with your career in promotions, do you have any thoughts on that argument about boxing and the McGregor Mayweather situation? Has boxing declined because of a lack of personalities or disorganisation? Would the UFC be risking their long term future letting McGregor fight Floyd or should they check their collective ego and agree on a number?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    There is likely too much money at stake for this presentation to not happen at some point in 2017. Smart promoters and talents don't like to leave money on the ground.  

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Where do you stand on people that did/people think they did who too PEDs I haven't heard so much in other sports but for the last 5 6 years it has been a huge conversation around baseball Hall Of Fame announcement time. People say 1985 to 2005 so many people were doing it if you wanted to have a career you had to do it too or "Well he was a HOFer before he did it so it is different for him" Football basketball whatever what do you say?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I stand on the fact that the stats, numbers should be what matters. PED use is hard to document/proove. 

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  • redarmy69 Asks: Hi Jim - the UFC have said goodbye to one of the best sports colour guys around - Mike Goldberg has been superb. In terms of his replacement - is this a role you would be interested in if they asked you? Obviously combat / fighting is not an area you have much experience and maybe product knowledge would be a concern - but if they were interested in you would you do it?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    While i would love to have the opportunity to broadcast UFC events, they would never consider me because of my age and my pro wrestling background. 

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  • caseypelsinger Asks: JR.. First of all Health and Blessings to you in the New Year!... Second.. The question is half shoot/half work. With Ronda Rousey losing two in a row, and this one REALLY badly, it begs the question of what's next. Logically, she should go into a rebuilding phase and fight her way back up to earn another title shot at some point. The problem is that she's one of the biggest money draws at the top of a card. So.. the question.. Both if you were Dana, and in the pro wrestling world you dominated for so many years.... How do you book this one? Do keep her in the top tier and hope she can pull it together.... and risk her taking a few more beatings and blowing her ability to put butts in chairs? Or do you move her to the midcard and feed her some mid level talent to rebuild?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    IMO Ronda's value to UFC can still be significant but she's obviously in need of changing coaching staffs as her current arrangement isn't working any longer. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: What are you thoughts on Ronda Rousey's overall performances during her match on Friday Night? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    She seemed to be ill prepared by her coaching staff. 

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