On the ropes
ON THE ROPES is a sitcom starring Santino DeFranco, Kamuela Kirk, Chip Kirk and Rob Garcia, set in a rundown boxing gym in Phoenix, AZ—think “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” meets the boxing world. Santino DeFranco appeared on The Ultimate Fighter season 9, a show that has much adoration from around the globe, highlighting just how much personality every fighter (in the UFC or otherwise!) has. With plans to feature a different MMA personality for each one of its eight first-season episodes, no doubt drawing a croud. The show is an edgy comedy that explores the absurdity of fighters, and how they react to everyday situations. Each episode will be written specifically with an intended featured MMA star in mind, allowing the writers to maximize each fighter’s personality and bring that to screen while pushing as many boundaries as possible.
Top MMA fighters that have already signed on to episodes include Benson Henderson, Efrain Escudero, Jason Chambers, Matt Mitrione, Gilbert Melendez, Felice Herrig, and Clay Guida.