(PRESS RELEASE) -- LOS ANGELES – While nobody can give the gift of an MMA title, this list of gifts comes close when shopping for sports fans this holiday season. In a special Christmas edition of AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA, series hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice presented their picks for the best MMA gifts around.
Watch Rice and Rutten show off this season’s best MMA gifts, which include products ranging from hand wraps to MMA-inspired comic books, here: bit.ly/19YZtRj
Also on tonight’s show, Rice sat down with UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey to talk about her highly anticipated rematch with rival fighter Miesha Tate at UFC 168 and how she has improved since the two last met.
Said Rousey about her changes as a fighter:
“I was a professional fighter for only a year when I fought for the title…. Now I’ve had three years as a professional fight and I really feel like if I fought the me that fought Miesha [Tate], then I’d kick the crap out of myself right now.”
Watch Rousey’s revealing interview here: bit.ly/193JjJv
Inside MMA will be back next year on Jan. 10. Tune in next week for the 2013 Bazzie Awards, and Jan. 3 for “Inside MMA – The Best of 2013.”
ABOUT INSIDE MMA Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.
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