“Dizz? Who is this Dizz character?”
Psht…if I had a dime for every time I heard that. I’ll try to make this less painful than a B-Level Promotion sending their champion off to a C-Level show to get knocked out in what was supposed to be an easy win.
I………am Dizz (@TalkMMA on Twitter). I’m the Host and Lead Analyst to Talk MMA Radio. An intellectually, informational panache of MMA analysis and authentic opinion. Talk MMA Radio can be viewed 2 or 3 times a week along with my co-Hosts Jesse Helton (@SnapNeckz) and Paulino Arias (@MMAFANHQ). My panel of co-Hosts are hands down the best two I could ask for and what we all bring to the table, compliments that style that we all display. We bring the best out of each other. Talk MMA Radio can be listened to at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkmmaradio
October 29, 2011, I was in Las Vegas to show my support for a dear friend of mine, Cheick Kongo. I was sitting in the 2nd row from the octagon, chatting with a guy who said he was on the “World Poker Tour”, looking over some of his parlays he had bet on the fights.
As I was helping understand why I would’ve picked fights a little differently, I noticed this gentlemen, discreetly leaning in as if he was listening to us chat. He asked me about my thoughts on Roy Nelson. I mentioned Nelson’s positives such as his ability to take a punch, HUGE right hand, top side ground game, and HUGE fan following. That man was MMA Elite CEO, Alden Halpern. We introduced ourselves with the appropriate pleasantries and continued to get to know each other a little bit. Next he asked me to breakdown Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione. Even mentioned that Kongo was his sponsored fighter. I put knockouts aside, because anyone can say someone’s going to knock someone out. I decided to breakdown the fight in the event of a decision. I told him that Kongo would more than likely take the fight 29-28. I went into a lot of detail of why I felt that it would go the way it did, but after it was all said and done, Kongo ended up taking the fight 29-28. After that Mr. Halpern and I exchanged information and we’ve been in contact ever since. We have a great friendship and we treat each other and our MMA Elite crew like family…..because that’s what we are.
There are multiple diversities to my persona. I “treat people as they should be treated.” (R definition of the Army Values) I can encourage and praise. I can criticize with scrutiny, however, make no mistake about it. I will bring it with calculation and objectivity. I don’t mind debates as long as they’re respectful. Fans are the greatest. They keep it interesting. With out them, I’d be an ordinary single parent raising my pride and joys!!
Want to know anything else about me? Ask Elite and my colleagues. They’re my best reference.
Last and certainly not least. Something important that you should know about me…….
I AM ELITE!!!