"Big" John McCarthy Makes His Broadcasting Debut for The Fight Network in Montreal

    With TKO 31 "Young Guns" PPV Presented by The Fight Network

    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - "Big" John McCarthy, who officially joined The
Fight Network December 7th in a full-time role, will make his broadcasting
debut on December 14th in Montreal, Quebec. McCarthy will team up with his
Fight Network colleague, Mauro Ranallo, to call the English broadcast for
TKO 31 "Young Guns" from the Bell Centre.
    One of the world's best known mixed martial arts personalities, and
arguably the most knowledgeable man in the sport, McCarthy will provide colour
commentary for the event and is guaranteed to deliver a new "inside"
perspective to the growing number of MMA fans.
    "I can't wait to hear their first call together in Montreal," said Mike
Garrow, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Strategy, The Fight Network.
"Play by play is so important in the fight game, and to team up Mauro Ranallo
and Big John McCarthy to call the action is going to be awesome for MMA fans
who value and appreciate knowledgeable, experienced and credible
    A charismatic giant of the game, and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
himself, McCarthy is the most highly regarded authority and a recognized
historian on MMA. One of the original authors of the rules that govern MMA in
the United States, his expertise and passionate advocacy of the sport has been
instrumental in the legalization of MMA and the passage of MMA regulations in
many states.

    TKO 31 "Young Guns" airs on Pay Per View January 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm.

    For interviews with John McCarthy, contact Beth Merrick, (416) 654-9881
or zazoupr@rogers.com.


    The Fight Network is a multi-platform sports and entertainment company,
providing its content to fight fans on digital television, pay-per-view, VOD,
radio, mobile and online. The Fight Network is the global leader in presenting
and covering all combatant sports, including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing,
Wrestling and Kickboxing and theme-related entertainment, through its 24/7
dedication to the sports. The Fight Network Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of TFN Global Inc., whose corporate headquarters are located in Toronto,
Canada. Visit www.thefightnetwork.com.

For further information:

For further information: Beth Merrick, ZAZOU Communications, (416)
654-9881, zazoupr@rogers.com

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