Tom, Tony and Rich are back this week to chat a bit about the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first SuperBowl and eventually the latest happenings in Combat Sports. We go through the boxing schedule for this week first, then recap the last week’s biggest match-ups. Then we dive into the MMA scene and look back on another UFC Fight Night event and ahead to UFC 221. Listen to the whole broadcast below:
Foxboro, Massachusetts (January 30, 2018) – This Saturday night, New England Fights (NEF) returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine with the fight promotion’s next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 32: SUPER SATURDAY.” In keeping with the “Super Bowl weekend” theme, and in honor of the New England Patriots playing for their sixth championship the night following the event, not one but two former Patriots players will be conducting a meet-and-greet with ticketholders from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Colisee. Max Lane, who started in Super Bowl XXXI for the Patriots, and Ronnie Lippett who started for the Patriots in Super Bowl XX will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans prior to the start of the first fight this Saturday.
Nicknamed “Big Country,” Max Lane was drafted by the Patriots in1994 and played offensive tackle for the team through his retirement in 2000, a total of seven seasons. During his tenure, Lane played under coaches Bill Parcels, Pete Carroll, and Bill Belichick. He was named to the Patriots’ All Decade Team for the 1990s. Lane was a member of the AFC 1996-1997 championship team that went on to lose to the Green Bay Packers at Super Bowl XXXI. In more recent years, Lane has been an on-air personality on NBC Boston AM station 1510.
Like Lane, Ronnie Lippett played his entire NFL career for the New England Patriots. He was with the team for eight seasons from 1983 to 1991. Lippett was a starting cornerback for the team, remembered particularly for shutting down the passing attack of divisional rivals the Miami Dolphins. In fact, seven of Lippett’s 24 total career interceptions came against Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. He intercepted Marino twice in the same 1986 regular season game in Foxboro. Lippett was named to the Patriots’ All Decade Team for the 1980s. He was a member of the AFC 1985-1986 championship team that eventually lost to the Chicago Bears at Super Bowl XX.
NEF’s next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 32: Super Saturday,” will see the company make its return to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. The event is scheduled to take place this Saturday night with a bell time of 7 pm. Tickets are on-sale now online at www.TheColisee.com.