Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen welcomes Portal do Vale Tudo and Sherdog.com's Marcelo Alonso to “Press Row.”
With the third UFC in Rio de Janeiro forthcoming, Breen and Alonso discuss the UFC's current place in the Brazilian sporting culture as MMA continues its rise in the country. The two discuss Anderson Silva's growing celebrity as a sportsman, how the Brazilian media is covering UFC 153, how Silva has gotten more shrewd at picking his fights and what a win over Stephan Bonnar could do for his fame in the country.
The two also look at the role that “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil” has played in the development of the sport in the country, the impact that MMA has had on youth culture in the country, the charisma of Wanderlei Silva and much, much more.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
The above file can be saved in MP3 format here