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ESPN+ Launches MMA Themed Detail With Cormier

“Cormier is the current UFC heavyweight champion with a 22-1 career record. He’s also one of only four fighters all-time to hold championships of separate divisions simultaneously.”

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Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios and ESPN+ have expanded their original sports analysis show Detail to the octagon as Daniel Cormier will host a new sub-series of the show breaking down the UFC. 

The first episode premiers today showcasing reigning UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes ahead of her bought against Holly Holm Saturday at UFC 239. The show will be presented much in the same way as Bryant’s and Peyton Manning’s iterations of the series, with Cormier breaking down the fine detail of fights and what he sees as key moments that led to the outcome.

Daniel Cormier has served as an analyst with ESPN since 2014 while his prolific MMA career continues. Cormier is the current UFC heavyweight champion with a 22-1 career record. He’s also one of only four fighters all-time to hold championships of separate divisions simultaneously. 

“I can’t tell you how excited I am about doing a UFC edition of Detail, and expanding the show to a new MMA audience,” said Cormier in the press release. “When I first saw how Kobe breaks down NBA stars and how Peyton Manning explains the NFL, I knew that same kind of analysis applied perfectly to UFC. When you see a knockout or a submission, it’s exciting and fun to watch, but there is so much that goes into setting up that exciting result. So much technique. So much tactical expertise. So many hours of mental and physical development. I can’t wait to break it all down for UFC fans.”

The following four episodes will have Cormier analyze former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Israel Adesanya, the UFC’s undefeated No. 1 middleweight contender. 

“Detail was designed to teach the next generation of greats how to strategize their sport by those who have already mastered it,” said Bryant, CEO of Granity Studios and creator of Detail. “There is no one better to teach MMA than DC. Not only is he one of the greatest to ever enter the octagon, but his ability to communicate the how, why and what of UFC fights is unparalleled. Now that the UFC is available on ESPN+, expanding Detail to support their coverage will help bring more insight to the tactics and strategy behind each fight.”

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Mike Francesa: George Steinbrenner’s Idea to Put Mike and The Mad Dog On YES Network

“It was George’s idea. So give him credit for it. He wanted Mike and The Mad Dog as part of the CBS Radio contract, and we were.”

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Mike and The Mad Dog is often cited as one of, if not the, best sports radio shows of all time. The show saw an expanded reach with its partnership with the YES Network beginning in 2002. During his podcast Tuesday, Mike Francesa gave all the credit to the simulcast hitting the air on YES Network to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

“It was George Steinbrenner that came up with the idea of Mike and The Mad Dog being on the YES Network. No one else,” Francesa said.

“They came to us when they were negotiating a new radio deal with him and they said ‘Hey, we need a quick answer on this. Would you guys want to be on the YES Network every day, simulcasting? You know what Imus is doing with MSNBC? We wanna do it with you guys, but we need a very quick answer’.”

Francesa said the show airing on YES Network was a sticking point for the Yankees in negotiations with CBS Radio to continue airing the franchise’s broadcasts.

“Our first deal with them were not for a lot of money. Our later deals with them were for a very significant amount of money. But it was George’s idea. So give him credit for it. He wanted Mike and The Mad Dog as part of the CBS Radio contract, and we were. Our joining the YES Network was part of the CBS Radio contract.”

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Dave Portnoy Reveals Back-And-Forth With New York Times Reporter Who Claimed He ‘Did Not Provide Answers’

“You waited till (sic) your hit piece was done and now you just need to say you gave me a fair chance to speak even though you have no interest in the truth and your article is already written”.

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A story from The New York Times centered around “aging casino company” — Penn National Gaming — and its relationship with “degenerate gambler” — Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy — caught the eye of the face of the online outlet after the claim that he “didn’t provide answers”.

In the story, Steel claims “Penn and Barstool executives did not respond to repeated messages. Mr. Portnoy did not provide answers.” Portnoy brought the receipts to Twitter with a video of all of the correspondence he had with Times writer Emily Steel.

The alleged conversation takes place sporadically from May through November, with Portnoy offering to meet face-to-face with Steel for an interview that is mutually audio and video recorded, which Steel declines. She offered to meet Portnoy in New York for an audio recorded interview, which he declined, saying the interview needed to take place in Miami, because “I’m not running around to accommodate you at the 11th hour.”

He added “You waited till (sic) your hit piece was done and now you just need to say you gave me a fair chance to speak even though you have no interest in the truth and your article is already written”.

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Kareem Daniel Leaving Disney After Bob Iger Reassumes Role as Company CEO

“This is a time of enormous change and challenges in our industry, and our work will also focus on creating a more efficient and cost-effective structure.”

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Bob Iger is back as the CEO of Disney, and one of the first moves he made was to announce a company restructure. Part of that restructure includes the departure of Kareem Daniel, the chair of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED).

DMED was formed under now-previous CEO Bob Chapek. The division manages Disney’s streaming services which includes ESPN+.

Daniel was considered one of those closest to Chapek. Iger announced Daniel’s departure in a memo to employees at DMED.

“It is my intention to restructure things in a way that honors and respects creativity as the heart and soul of who we are,” Iger said in the memo. “As you know, this is a time of enormous change and challenges in our industry, and our work will also focus on creating a more efficient and cost-effective structure.”

ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro will join other company leaders in coming up with a new company structure that Iger hopes “puts more decision-making back in the hands of our creative teams and rationalizes costs.”

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