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SMP Announces MMA Worldwide TV Show To Begin Airing May 15th, On HDNET

-- SMP, Inc.

Orange County, California, March. 9th, 2009—SMP, Inc., announced today that production has begun on eight episodes of the second season of the TV show “MMA Worldwide.” The first season of MMA Worldwide aired on KDOC-TV in Los Angeles. The second season will be featured on HDNET cable TV (http://www.hd.net/) in cable markets throughout North America including Time Warner, DirectTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Bell Express Vu and many others and will feature a completely redesigned format. The show is being co written by MMA Worldwide / TapouT Magazine President Bobby Pittman Jr. and Owned Entertainment President James Hergott. The first episode will be a special tribute to recently deceased martial arts legend Helio Gracie and will feature an in depth look at his life and impact on martial arts as the founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The episodes will be filmed and edited by Jim Manalisay of Ascension Digital Films (www.ascensiondigital.com) with Rick Lee working under him and directed by James Hergott.

The MMA Worldwide TV show, much like it’s magazine will do in depth stories on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) past, present and future and will take viewers behind the scenes of the fastest growing sport in the world. Reoccurring Cast for the show will include MMA Worldwide staff RJ Clifford, Fred George, King Of The Cage Welterweight Champion Mike “Joker” Guymon and Bobby Pittman. The show will feature many of the top fighters in the sport as well as take you to the top MMA gyms and events throughout the country. Possible filming locations include So Cal, San Jose, Toronto, Vegas and Oregon.

MMA Worldwide will begin airing Fridays, starting May 15th, 2009 as a one-hour show. Sponsors for the show include FIGHT IT OUT and Muscle Pharm, Inc (http://www.musclepharm.com/). There are multiple sponsorship opportunities still available. These sponsorships can include cross branding with both the show and the magazines in order to maximize consumer impressions. For show sponsorship inquiries contact Bobby Pittman at 714 226 0585 or email bobby@mmaworldwide.com.

About MMA Worldwide/TapouT Magazine/ SMP, Inc.

SMP (Sales and Marketing Professionals) is a sales and marketing group that specializes in multi-million dollar sales. SMP, Inc. owns the following brands and companies: SMP Printing, Tapout Magazine, MMA Worldwide Magazine and MMA Worldwide Industries.

About Owned Entertainment

Owned Entertainment, Inc. (ownedentertainment.com) engages in investing, producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects, video games, and other entertainment entities specifically aimed at young adult males age 18-35. James Hergott recently completed “MMA Legacy,” the website of which launches today at (MMAlegacy.com). Mr. Hergott can be reached at james@ownedentertainment.com.