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Join us for our 113th episode of The Verbal Submission on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 as hosts Brian Hemminger, Ben Thapa and Gerry Rodrigoez talk the latest in the world of mixed martial arts. We'll be recapping last night's UFC 155 event and much, much more.
Our special guest for the evening will be Javier Mendez, who was in Cain Velasquez's corner last night as he reclaimed his UFC heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 155.
We'll also be debating our "Best of 2012 in MMA" lists, which will likely get heated.
IM HONORED TO HAVE JAVIER "SHOWTIME" VAZQUEZ ON "THEREAL". JAVIER IS THE OWNER OF GRACIE JIU JITSU RANCHO CALIFORNIA, A SUCCESSFUL RETIRED MMA/UFC FIGHTER, AND HUSBAND OF ROSE GRACIE- THE MIND BEHIND GRACIE WORLDS AND GRACIE NATIONALS JIU JITSU TOURNAMENTS. JAVIER'S STORY IS VERY INTERESTING, AS HE BUILT HIS CAREER AND MADE HIS WAY TO SUCCESS WITH BLOOD AND SWEAT. BORN IN CUBA, HE MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES WHEN HE WAS 4 YEARS OLD, AND GROWING UP HE PROVED TO BE AN AWESOME WRESTLER. FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE, HE PLACED 3RD IN THE CIF TOURNAMENT IN 1994, AND WAS THE CAPTAIN FOR HIS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM AND HIS COLLEGIATE TEAM AND PROVED HIMSELF TO BE ONE OF THE BEST BY PLACING 7TH IN THE STATE AND WAS CONSIDERED A LEADER ON AND OFF THE MAT. IN 1997 HE STARTED HIS JIU JITSU JOURNEY WITH CARLSON GRACIE TEAM AND COMPETED IN EVERY JIU JITSU TOURNAMENT AND SUBMISSION GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT HE COULD, EARNING HIS BLACK BELT IN MERELY 5 YEARS. EVENTUALLY ENDING UP IN MMA, AND ENDED HIS CAREER IN WITH A VERY SUCCESSFUL RECORD OF 16-5. IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST ALBERTO CRANE, HE TORE HIS ACL AND CONTINUED TO FIGHT THE ENTIRE MATCH. ESPN CALLED IT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DECADE. WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO JAVIER ABOUT HIS BEGINNINGS IN WRESTLING, HIS JIU JITSU, AND HIS MMA CAREER. WE'RE ALSO GOING TO TALK ABOUT HIS SCHOOL GRACIE RANCHO AND GRACIE NATIONALS AND GRACIE WORLDS. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO MISS....
On this episode of The Shift, Bryan and Stu are joined by Beyond the Box Score writer Chris St. John. Chris, Bryan, and Stu discuss the JAVIER prospect projection system that Chris has recently introduced, as well as some of their favorite prospects in minor league baseball. If you're a fan of minor leaguers, you probably won't want to miss this episode!
Owner and lead Trainer at AKA, Javier Mendez is scheduled to join us to discuss his upcoming show Fight Factory. The show will also preview UFC on FOX 4 headlined by Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Brandon Vera.
We're back from a long hiatus as the result of our international touring schedule but worry not, we bring the awesome as usual!
Listen in as Danny & Andy catch up on a couple weeks worth of visiting the best reptile shows in Canada and the USA in the form of the Canadian Reptile & Exotic Breeder's Expo and North American Reptile Breeder's Conference in Chicago this month. We'll talk about our experiences at these amazing events and share some unforgettable moments including what goes on behind the scenes...you won't want to miss this special episode of UrbanJunglesRadio!
special guest interview Cisco Mendez
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Join us as we braodcast from a VIP event on the evening beofre kicking off The Canadian Reptile and Exotic Pets Expo in Toronto!
We'll be joined by special guests like Shawn Heflick, Tom Crutchfield, Robert Sprackland, Brain Barczyk and even "Creeping Beauty", our first live Reptile Show Band!!! Then we'll keep you up to date over the weekend on what's happening at Croc U, the show, and the VI event beforehend. It's going to be a weekend of pure awesomeness so tune in live or be sure to download the episode!
You'll be glad you did. It all begins at a special time... 9pm EST
Todd Jackson will be talking with American Kickboxing founder and head trainer Javier Mendez. Mr. Mendez has influenced the careers of many amazing mixed martial artists.
Fighers like UFC HW Champ Cain Velasquez, UFC WW's Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck, Cung Le, even B.J. Penn have all found their way in this sport under the tutelage of Mendez.
Todd will be speaking with Mr. Mendez about current events including a potential rematch between Penn and Fitch, as well as the upcoming heavyweight championship fight between Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.
Join us for another record-breaking episode of UrbanJunglesRadio as we prpare to launch Northward for the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo!
Listen is as we speak with the show's promoter Grant Crossman who'll fill us in on what to expect over the course of the weekend at one of the world's most amazing pet expo experiences.
Then we'll catch up on what's been going on behind the scenes at UJR including covering some newsworthy topics that went down this week in the zoological world.
Please be sure to check out canadianreptilesexpo.com for more information and we'll see you in Toronto!
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