Introducing celebrities from the worlds of hip-hop, sports
to the competitive ranks of mixed martial arts (MMA), BET showcases a twist to
this exciting format with its new original series IRON RING airing Tuesdays at
10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
IRON RING showcases mixed martial arts — the fastest-growing new sports format
in entertainment. The show pairs celebrity team owners, trainers and fighters
to produce some of the most compelling match-ups on television.
Headlining the show is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather (with the assistance of
hip-hop star Rick Ross) managing the Money Mayweather Boys, along with hip-hop
heavyweights Ludacris and Nelly representing Team Luda and Team Nelly
(respectively); T.I. with the help of Big Kuntry, Young Dro, DJ Drama and Alpha
Omega leading Team Grand Hustle; Juelz Santana and Jim Jones heading Dipset;
and Lil Jon with the Head Busters.
"When I heard BET was bringing IRON RING to the air … I wanted to be
involved in any way I could," said team owner Ludacris. "… What
people will get out of IRON RING is that it’s less about the man in the fight
and more about the fight in the man."
With $100,000 in prize money up for grabs, these skilled competitors go
toe-to-toe in the IRON RING using the combined fighting techniques of
jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing and wrestling. From competitive
team tryouts and grueling practices to the final face-off at the live
championship, IRON RING not only exposes.