Do you know who he is...of course you do. He’s one half of the most decorated tag team of all time, the Dudley Boys, capturing 24 World Tag Team Championships over his lengthy career. He's an ECW original, a 9x WWE Tag Team Champion, a 2x TNA World Heavyweight Champion & Hall of Famer, and he's a current Ring of Honor Star. He has done it all in the world of pro wrestling and sports entertainment and now he's dominating the air waves on Busted Open. Some call him Bubba Ray but here he's Bully Ray and we're happy to have him part of our team.
Host of “Busted Open”, weekdays 2-4pm ET. Dave is an award winning radio talent with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He’s a lifelong pro wrestling fan who has traveled all around the country interviewing legends like Ric Flair, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon and more. Dave attended college at William Patterson University.
Host of “The Luke Thomas Show”, weekdays from 4-6pm ET. Luke is a leading voice and analyst in Mixed Martial Arts. He’s the Senior Editor for MMAFighting.com and hosts popular podcasts long with writing feature columns for SB Nation. Luke is a graduate of William & Mary College and achieved the rank of Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
A.J. Hawk is a retired professional football player who resides in Columbus, Ohio. He was a two-time All-American at Ohio State before being drafted # 5 overall to the Green Bay Packers. He was voted team captain during the playoffs on the way to winning Super Bowl XLV. He retired after playing 11 seasons in the NFL. Besides MMA Tonight, he is the host of The HawkCast podcast as well as being a game analyst for Fox Sports.
Host of “At The Fights”, Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm ET. Gerry is a former world-class heavyweight boxer earning a record of 28-3 with 24 KOs in his career. Since hanging up his gloves, he’s promoted numerous championship boxing shows while also founding F.I.S.T, which is a non-profit organization to help boxers to transition to life outside of the ring.
Host of “At The Fights”, Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm ET. Known as “The Commish”, Randy is the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission (1988-95). He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated. He was also the Associate Editor of Big Book of Boxing, World Boxing Magazine and International Boxing Magazine prior to joining publisher Bert Sugar at The Ring. Randy is a graduate of Long Island University.
RJ Clifford is a retired MMA fighter with over a decade of experience working in the sport. After a college wrestling career at San Francisco State, Clifford began fighting professionally in promotions such as Strikeforce and RFA. The former Editor-in-Chief of TapouT Magazine was a mainstay of fight programming on SiriusXM since the first MMA show on its airwaves back in 2010. He lives in Long Beach, CA with his wife Vickie and their very loud dogs, Bulldozer and Bruce.
“Gorgeous” George Garcia
Host of “MMA Junkie Radio”, weekdays from 8-10pm ET. George is an award winning broadcaster and writer for MMA Junkie Radio. He’s been covering Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade and has strong relationships with the top fighters, trainers, promoters and officials in the sport. He co-hosts the show every weekday with his brother Brian.
Brian “Goze” Garcia
Host of “MMA Junkie Radio”, weekdays from 8-10pm ET. Brian is also an award winning broadcaster for MMA Junkie Radio. He has over a decade of experience covering Mixed Martial Arts and utilizes his relationships within the industry to provide some of the most captivating interviews on our airwaves. Brian attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Steve is a veteran radio talent and columnist that currently hosts a daily radio show on ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas. He’s a diehard fan of MMA and has been covering the sport since UFC 43. He’s a proud Jersey Shore native that also hosts our pre-fight and post-fight coverage for UFC PPV cards. Steve is a graduate of Rutgers University.
Ryan is a sportswriter specializing in Mixed Martial Arts for Yahoo! Sports and UFC Magazine. Based out of Las Vegas, Ryan is in attendance to cover all UFC events from Sin City. Ryan is a graduate of Ball State University.
Known as “Stets”, Michael is a MMA columnist and talk show hosts. He currently writes for MMAmania.com and several other publications. He joined SiriusXM in 2015 and has hosted several pre-fight and post-fight programming for UFC events.
Danny Acosta is a San Francisco native whose writing credits include USA Today Sports, Vice Sports, FOX Sports and Maxim Magazine. His video interviews and viral documentaries have been seen by millions. A longtime SiriusXM contributor and host, the multimedia talent has been featured for his combat sports expertise and Americana commentary on national publications for the last decade. His first screenplay, Devour, is in production and forthcoming.
Akin “Ak” Reyes was born and raised in Brooklyn with a brief stint in Puerto Rico. He has a strong background in boxing, being that he was an amateur boxer, with over 70 fights. Though he was forced into the sport by his father at the tender age of 6, he eventually acquired a burning desire for the sweet science which was very instrumental in the teaching of the ins and out of the sport to his younger brother, Shamir Reyes who later went on to become a decorated professional boxer, and even signed a pact with the legendary Don King Promotions.
Barak Bess was raised in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY and has a strong background in martial arts. Since the age of 6 he has competed in various karate tournaments throughout NYC. Studying styles such as, Shotokan, Seido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His love and involvement in combat sports spilled over to boxing at a young age. He entered the boxing world as a photographer, but his comedic ability, charisma and knowledge of the sport elevated him to host of a boxing show on Sirius XM Rush 93. He is also one of the hosts of the popular boxing show The Sweet Scientists, on 50 Cent's website, Thisis50.com.
Mark Zito’s friend may have summed it up best. “I think people will find you funny. But I don’t think that anyone can truly like you until they’ve had the opportunity to hate you on their own terms first.” If that’s the case, a lot of people should LOVE Mark Zito. Zito has worked at SiriusXM since 2009 when he became the youngest talk host in the history of the company with the launch of “Mark Zito’s College Radio on Satellite Radio.” When not hosting "This Is Happening," Zito produces events for the company around the country. In addition to scaling Everest at age 11 and dating Beyonce, he serves as a prime example of why you should not let people write their own bios in the third person.
Ryan Sampson is a longtime host on SiriusXM. He began his radio career while attending high school in his hometown of Titusville, PA, when he was hired as a part time news anchor on WTIV-AM. After stops at student stations at his alma mater of Syracuse University and extended stays in Central New York, Baltimore, MD and Lincoln, NE, Sampson found his way to SiriusXM where he has hosted The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits1 since 2005. In that role, he has helped launch the pop careers of artists like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez and has interviewed and made headlines with numerous A list celebrities. “This Is Happening” is the first time Sampson has teamed up with Mark Zito for a talk show, but they have been practicing by yelling at each other for years.