Title Fight is a podcast novella by American author Scott Sigler that combines science fiction elements with mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting. Set in The Rookie universe, Title Fight, is believed to be the first novella to combine far future aliens and hardcore mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
Title Fight follows Korak the Cutter and Chiyal "The Heretic" North, two MMA fighters, as their paths converge for the unification of the Galactic Fighting Association (GFA) Championship Title and the Intergalactic Fighting Association (IFA) Championship Title. The GFA and the IFA are competing promotions, so that a fight between the two title champions is not encouraged as the loser would also lose face for his Association. Korak the Cutter fights for the IFA while Chiyal fights for the GFA.
Athletes fight in a octagonal ring officiated exclusively by Heavy-G Ki. Unlike the Galactic Football League (GFL), where body modifications were banned and harshly punished, GFA and IFA fighters are allowed to use body-mods. This is because the Creterakians rulers did not see individual fighters as threats to their power, where an entire football team with body-mods could be the beginning of an army.
|Mark "The Mangler" Wheeler||GFA Fighter-Challenger to Korak the Cutter||Ep. 1|
|Korak the Cutter||Ep. 1|
|Chiyal "The Heretic" North||Recently crowned heavyweight champion of the Galactic Fighting Association||Ep. 2|
|Brocka the Razor-Barbed||GFA Heavyweight Champion beaten by Chiyal||Ep. 2|
|Gredok the Splithead||Quyth Leader and underworld figure|
|Vikor the Black||Quyth Leader and Shamakath to Korak the Cutter||Ep. 1|
|Cover Art||Edition||Country||Release Date||Site|
|2009 Podcast Audio Release||Worldwide (Internet)||April 23, 2009||Title Fight on ScottSigler.com|
The first episode of Title Fight was recorded live at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego and Book Soup bookstore in Los Angeles. The stops were planned as part of the Contagious book tour and the reading was an exclusive benefit for fans in attendance.
Continuing in his innovative writing style, author Scott Sigler has collaborated with fellow writer Matt Wallace in order to bring the story of Title Fight to life. Matt Wallace of the Variant Frequencies podcast and whom the FDO refers to as the most dangerous man in podcast fiction, is a long time podcast author with several titles to his name including short story collection entitled The Next Fix and the Failed City Monologues.
Refer to the Episode Download section for more details around which episodes were co-authored.
Characters Named for Fans
Similar to the pattern set forth in the novels Nocturnal, Contagious and The Crypt, author Scott Sigler’s podcast novel Title Fight includes randomly chosen fans that have characters named after them. The luckiest of these fans will also have their character die a horrific and untimely and death as the novel progresses. The following section is dedicated to tracking these fan-named characters with indicators of which characters become victims.
|Fan Name||User Name||Fan Image||Character Role||Episode Introduced||Episode Killed|
|Mark Wheeler||billy tal3nt3d||Fighter||Ep. 1||-|
|J. Cartwright||I AM---||Purist Nation Body Guard||Ep. 7||-|
|Episode Number||Authored By||Download Link||Podcast Date|
|Round 1||Scott Sigler||Download||April 23, 2009|
|Round 2||Matt Wallace||Download||May 8, 2009|
|Round 3||Scott Sigler||Download||June 14, 2009|
|Round 4||Matt Wallace||Download||July 5, 2009|
|Round 5||Scott Sigler||Download||August 9, 2009|
|Round 6||Matt Wallace||Download||August 16, 2009|
|Round 7||Scott Sigler||Download||October 13, 2009|
|Round 8||Scott Sigler||Download||November 1, 2009|
|Round 9||Scott Sigler||Download||November 8, 2009|
|Round 10||Matt Wallace||Download||November 15, 2009|