Six Degrees of Urijah Faber

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 11.56.27 AMThe term SuperFight is bandied about often, but rarely do all the stars align to make one happen.

On May 16, 2015 in Manila, Philippines, a SuperFight will take place between former world champions Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar in the first-ever UFC event in the Southeast Asia country.

“I’ve been a guy with a lot of firsts in the sport,” “The California Kid” said. “I had the first WEC Pay-Per-View. I had the first title fight in the bantamweight class in the UFC. And now I’m the main event on the first card in Manila.”

Faber has been the face of the lower weight classes years before the UFC added featherweights, bantamweights and flyweights to the promotion. As the face of the WEC, Faber may have been the most popular fighter in the world under 155 pounds not named Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather, and he has proven time and again that he’s one of the best in the sport.

Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, is yet another test that Faber is all too eager to take.

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Privcap Media Taps Veteran Journalist Mike Straka as Editorial Director

privcapmediaPrivcap Media (www.privcap.com), the leading digital communications company serving the private capital markets, has hired former Fox News Digital vice president and executive producer Mike Straka to head up editorial operations.

“Mike brings over 20 years of broadcast and digital news operations and editorial experience to Privcap,” said David Snow, CEO and co-Founder of Privcap Media. “Mike is a proven leader and has a breadth of knowledge in production, technology and content creation that will serve Privcap’s audience of private equity professionals well.”

Mike ran digital video operations at Fox News Digital, where he was responsible for studio operations, infrastructure, technology and programming. Most recently, Straka was a lead segment producer on ABC’s “Thank You America with Robin Roberts” at Rock’n Robin Productions, and supervising producer at Fuse TV, where he covered the music industry at Fuse News, the network’s nightly, flagship news broadcast.

“I’m excited to join Privcap Media,” said Straka. “David Snow is the authoritative voice in private equity journalism, and I’m looking forward to helping him produce the most in-depth content in the vertical.”

In front of the camera, Straka has interviewed newsmakers in business, entertainment and sports, and has hosted live, red carpet coverage from the Oscars, Country Music Awards, Grammy’s and The Golden Globes. In the world of sports, Straka was the host of “Fox Fight Game,” “Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored Live,” HDNet’s “Fighting Words With Mike Straka,” and “TapouT Radio” on SiriusXM.

Mike has also been featured as an expert panelist at Pipar Jaffrey’s Global Internet Summit.

About Privcap Media:

Privcap Media produces Privcap and PrivcapRE, the premier destinations for private equity and institutional real estate investing thought leadership. We specialize in video content and digital reports. We connect general partners, limited partners and industry service providers through compelling media, broadening business networks and keeping market participants at the forefront of trends and ideas shaping the industry. We offer media and event sponsorships as well custom content.

2015

strahanNow that 2014 is in my rear view, I’m focusing on only the positives in my life. My divorce was tough and it made for a rough year, and of course getting laid off with the rest of the Fuse TV staff has been challenging, but there’s no quit in me.

This year I want to be as busy as Michael Strahan. And I want way more moments like this with my girls….