We’re consistently humbled by the accolades Pro MMA Radio receives from our peers in the Professional Media, fighters, managers and, of course, our biggest asset…our valued listeners. To be taken to whichever category you’re interested in, just click on the appropriate link below:
Fighters and Managers
“Pro MMA Radio is the best show in the business and has a huge following with the fighters and the fans. My interviews with Pep were always the best I’ve done in the sport so I’m excited to be a part of the show and talk MMA with my boy Pep more often on our “Suga & Pep” segment. I know we’ll positively impact the sport and have fun doing it.”
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Suga” Rashad Evans
“I listen to Pro MMA Radio with Larry Pepe…the best show in the biz.”
Former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber
Our company currently manages many mixed martial arts fighters who compete in the UFC, Strikeforce and many other promotions. Over the years I have scheduled our clients for literally hundreds of television, radio and print interviews. In my opinion, Larry is far and away the best interviewer in the sport today. His ability to conduct interesting and relevant interviews is matched by his vast knowledge of the sport. I personally listen to Pro MMA Radio because the content is never dull and Larry is always able to elicit information from the athletes that is interesting and entertaining. Every client I have scheduled on Larry’s show has had nothiing but positive feedback following the interview. We are very selective about the interviews we grant. Larry has always been, and will continue to be, first in line.
President/CEO, MMA Inc.
“I love coming on the show with Larry because we’re both so passionate about mixed martial arts. I feel like we educate people about the sport every time I come on. The interviews are the best in the game.”
Top UFC Middleweight Contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz
“In less than one year, Larry Pepe’s Pro MMA Radio has become the number one radio show in all of mixed martial arts.”
“Pro MMA Radio is the online voice of mixed martial arts. It’s the best radio show in the business.”
“Congratulations to Larry Pepe & Everyone at Pro MMA Radio!
You have been chosen as the ‘Podcast of the Year’ for 2008′. We are proud to award you this certificate to show you our appreciation for giving us the opportunity to have your show on our site. You have been selected by industry experts as ‘Podcast of the Year’ for your outstanding contirbutions and quality and for your contributions to the fitness world.”
“We are proud to present the replays of Pro MMA Radio. The show features the biggest names in MMA and is the radio voice of professional mixed martial arts.”
The World’s Largest and Most Trafficked Bodybuilding and Fitness Website
“This was another epic interview by Pepe.”
Cagewriter.com, Yahoo Sports’ Popular MMA Blog
“Pro MMA Radio host Larry Pepe is the best interviewer in all of mixed martial arts…few people in the world know more about MMA.”
The MMA Truth
“This was an incredible interview. Pepe gets more in-depth with the fighters than probably anyone in the business and asks the tough questions. Very timely as well. He’s great at connecting with the fighters and getting them to open up. I really encourage you to take a listen to the Rashad Evans appearance which in all honesty is the best and most in-depth interview I have ever heard.
Once you hear one of Larry’s interviews and entire radio show episodes you will realize what good MMA radio is all about. In all honesty, this is some of the best MMA radio available anywhere. And that’s coming from someone who has listened to all of them and still listen to quite a few on a regular basis. I love the long in-depth style. I have yet to hear anyone get in there and dig deep into what the fighter is about like Pepe. Excellent stuff.”
“Just wanted to drop you guys a quick note to let you know you’re doing a fantastic job with the show. Larry Pepe’s interviews are, without a doubt, the best in the MMA industry today. His interviews with Sean Sherk and Howard Jacobs were great and the interview with Ricardo Almeida was one of the most in-depth, substantive interviews of a fighter I have ever heard. Getting beyond the interview questions typically posed to fighters and speaking to Almeida about his son’s recent autism diagnosis really took the interview to a level rarely reached in this industry. There’s a real shortage of outlets for intelligent commentary in the MMA industry and I would definitely consider your radio show among those working to fill in this gap. Please keep up the good work and send my praises to Larry Pepe for a job well done.”
The Fight Journal
“Pro MMA Radio is stellar.”
Jesse Holland, MMA Mania
“Pro MMA Radio has had a ton of early success. They do it all…fighter, manager and trainer interviews, news and notes…all your MMA is available on Pro MMA Radio every Monday night. They are really knocking it down.”
Damon B., Bet US
Our Valued Listeners
“I tried several MMA podcasts and it just wasn’t working. Either the hosts would “Beatdown” on me by opening every show and talking about themselves or anything but MMA for 15 minutes. Or, my favorite, announcers making consistently obscure references to prove how knowledgeable they were while alienating me – the listener. Then my brother turned me on to Larry’s show by introducing him as ‘the best he has found on MMA’. Larry show is great! He starts quick – no messing around. His show is divided into three rounds. He has a perfect balance of timely guests, event breakdowns and sport experts. Best of all, he only has one show a week. In this case, less is more. I can’t keep up with more than one show week and why should I when I get everything I need in one great show? You definitely can ‘submit’ any of your friends in an MMA discussion after listening to Larry’s show. Larry is knowledgeable, has spot-on opinions, is well-respected in the industry, and knows how to get the best out of his guests. I am a big fan. So give it a try for just one week and it will become a great part of your week from then on.”
“Larry, I have followed your show from the start. It is the best MMA show there is. Keep up the fantastic job and best of luck!”.
“Your podcast is the first one I have found to be informational, interesting, entertaining, funny and I would miss one episode. I’m glad I found you on iTunes!”.
“Personally, I believe you are the best MMA radio host today, but not only that, you’re also the most disciplined, educated, and studied interviewer inpossibly the entire combat sport journalism community. Like always Pep, you do great work. I look forward to this Rashad Evans segment and I look forward to hearing your next show!”
“I’m a big fan and listen to your podcasts every week.”
“Just gotta tell ya…Your MMA radio show totally kicks ass. I mean it. As someone who is a die-hard fan of the sport, I really have to tell you how much I appreciate what you do.
With MMA’s popularity and mainstream integration still so much in its infancy, I NEVER expected what I came across in your radio show! You come across on the air as knowledgeable yet humble, while also clearly excited about the subject matter & very clearly a fan. It is a winning combination of qualities. You interview style is very impressive: respectful, direct and well-researched. This made the interviews themselves relevant and entertaining. And I could listen to you and your guests break down every UFC event. Continue to keep up this level of reporting for a long time, and you may just find yourself regarded as MMA’s top journalist!
Sorry if this is long-winded. It’s just that again, as a die-hard, live-and-breathe MMA fan there really has been no place for me to go and get good reporting AND good radio all-in-one…until now. So I just want to sincerely say THANK YOU. I hope you keep at this for a long time because you’re good at it. I’ll definitely be listening.”
“I have been following MMA for just over a year. My nephew asked me to watch one UFC event a year ago and I was hooked. I started subscribing to podcasts several months ago and found a few I enjoyed. Eventually I stumbled across ProMMAradio and I couldn’t believe what I heard. Your broadcast brings a professionalism to the sport that I haven’t heard anywhere else in radio or TV. The interviews you do are unlike what anyone else is doing. The interview you did with Rashard Evans where he explained his frustration with the scheduling of the Shogun fight was by far the best interview I have heard in this sport. I went back and listened to every podcast and your interviews make the fighters say things they don’t to anyone else. You ask more intelligent questions and you seem to know how to get them comfortable enough to say the things they don’t say anywhere else.
And finally the interview you did with the New York official trying to keep the sport out of the state was golden. You treated him with respect, asked brilliant questions and allowed him to crucify himself. Keep up the good work.”
“the show is great and I listen every week. Larry always keeps it on track, one topic at a time. I find other MMA shows are all over the place. Keep it up and wish you guys the best!”.
“I have been listening to your show for a while now, among others, and I must say you do the best interviews hands down. I just wish you show came on more often.”
“Larry, you are a true ambassador of MMA and the way you handled the interview with Bob Reilly was expert. Your arguments were well presented with evidence and clarity while he only referenced his own reports and studies with no name from people with no name. As a student, I took a class called the Scientific Method: Debunking Pseudo-Science. Assemblyman Bob Reilly’s arguments are very pseudo scientific. From what I have heard on your program, this Bob Reilly can not be reasoned with, swayed, or intelligently argued with. I applaud your efforts to reason with him. You are seriously a hero to MMA fans and myself. You get extra credit from me for using a scientific approach to argument with Mr. Reilly when he believed that all MMA fans are rabid animals and would rather kill him than reason with him.”
“Just wanted to say you did a really good job of having a level headed conversation with Bob Reilly and you where able to do it without being combative and disrespectful. It was good journalism and great for the sport of MMA to have you discuss with him and not have it end sour. Keep up the good work.”
A loyal listener and MMA Fan.
“First off Larry, I want to thank you for Pro MMA Radio. Your impeccable taste in guests and your immense knowledge of MMA is second to none. You come prepared with the best questions and you truly are the voice of the fans. Well, I think it’s time for me to remove my lips from your ass! Thanks for such an awesome show, Pep. Keep up the good work!”.
Pro MMA Radio Fan for Life,
“I stumbled on to Pro MMA Radio through your interview with Brock Lesnar and loved your work. I live in Australia, and it is hard at times to keep up with the news. I look forward to listening to many more shows. Keep up the good work!”.
“Larry, love the show; my favorite MMA podcast!”.
“I’m a long-time listener to you show them love your ideas of how to change the sport to make it more exciting. Especially, giving out bonuses for the earlier finishes. Keep up the great show!”.
Andrew D., MMA Fan/Martial Artist
“Outstanding show… my first time. Love the in-depth questioning (you really listen). Much much better than the rest. Leben is smart and articulate and I never would have gotten that from other shows. Consider me a fan.”
“I just want to say that ever since I discovered PMR I’ve been HOOKED and it really gets me through the day of my shady job. I’m a HUGE MMA fan (obviously since I’m listening to your show constantly) and one of my all time favorite fighters (besides Rampage, GSP, Jon Jones, Diego Sanchez, Shane Carwin, etc.) is Rashad Evans. I was listening to an old interview between you and him and couldn’t help to be moved and inspired on how much she’s been the underdog since the beginning of his career and people still don’t believe in him, which floors me after all he’s done.
Keep up the awesome work. I’m on here every day. Love it. The way you and Jesse Holland feed off each other comedically makes me laugh my ass off.”
“Big Props from Berlin, Germany!
Just wanted to tell you that I love the the show and think you are doing a great job. Being used to more rational news broadcasts in Europe, I have a hard time listening to all the other MMA radio shows. It’s just too much “blah, blah” and self profiling of the hosts for me. What I like about your show is that you keep the sport and the athletes in the foreground, but still present your opinion in an intelligent way. So you know you got some fans here in Germany thanks to the internet!”.