Hosted by former UFC Octagon girl Rachelle Leah and produced by sports broadcaster Jay Glazer and former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture, MMAthletics (which coincidentally shares the same name as Couture and Glazer’s P90X-like MMA conditioning program) is a new MMA lifestyle and training show featured on FoxSports.com.
From the start, the show seems like one long infomercial with the odd fluff-filled interview thrown in for good measure. Rachelle has never been the most dynamic host or interviewer, but her feeble attempts at making the show more interesting and to garner more viewers by introducing segments in the cage while wearing a bikini are somewhat cringeworthy. Her interview with BJ Penn seems like she’s an oblivious fan pitching "The Prodigy" generic softball questions. I half expected her to start stripping when a portion of the Q&A got particularly dry, but it never happened.
I want to like the show since it’s
somewhat about MMA, but I just can’t. It’s really that bad.
I’m guessing Glazer and Couture are cashing in from the companies featured on the show and aren’t overly concerned that the content is weak and stale. Maybe they should do some market research with some MMA fans, not just financial analysts and accountants, but what do I know about business? Goldstein pays me in Potato Chips.