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This week the show is kicked off by a pioneer of the sport, Gary Goodridge. Gary is joining us to talk about his career from the early days fighting inside the UFC, Pride, and even his famed Vale Tudo days. We will discuss his time before MMA when he was one of the top arm wrestlers in the sport. We will relive some of Gary's most talked about moments, as well as get his thoughts on the current state of MMA and where he sees the sport going. Follow Gary on Twitter @garyhgoodridge
Our second guest Yancy Medeiros is coming off a "Performance of the Night" win at UFC 177 and is set to take on Joe Proctor at the TUF 20 Finale. We will talk with Yancy about the early moments of his career, what brought him into the world of MMA, his early years of life training Karate in Hawaii, and wrestling in high school. We will discuss his upcoming fight, how the Diaz brothers have helped him with his career, and his thoughts on Nick vs Anderson. Follow Yancy on Twitter @ymedeiros
We start the second hour of the show with a Spartan. Vik Grujic is set to take on Chris Clements, November 8th at UFC Fight Night. We will dig into Vik's past and his background, as well as where he is now and the direction he wants to head in his career. Vik is now linked up with Alliance MMA and we will discuss how he came to be at the gym. We will also talk his last fight and how it feels to get his first KO inside the UFC octagon. Follow Vik on Twitter @VikGrujic
Tonight's last guest is none other then Spiderman JT Torres and we have a lot to talk about. JT is set to be a part of his second Metamoris event. This time is a little different as he will be taking on the UFC's Rory MacDonald. We will discuss the match up, the difference in style, and who else inside the MMA world JT would like to fight.. We might even discuss if he will be stepping inside the cage anytime soon. Follow JT on Twitter @JTorresBJJ
The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew is set to hit the airwaves in it’s usual time slot tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. Joining fill-in hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be top Strikeforce import, KJ Noons, Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and famed dietitian Mike Dolce.
Noons is preparing for his UFC debut against Donald Cerrone at UFC 160. The former EliteXC champion and pro-boxer is coming off a controversial split-decision loss to Ryan Couture.
Bellator Champion Ben Askren has been a dominant force since making his pro MMA Debut. With the recent twitter scuffle between himself and Michael Bisping, the Spike TV fighter is guaranteed to light up our airwaves tonight.
Also on the show, Mike Dolce, checks in with us from Montreal where he sits alongside Johny Hendricks helping him prepare for his UFC 158 bout against Carlos Condit.
The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew is set to return to action tonight in its normal time-slot with a stacked guest list. Joining hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be UFC welterweight fighter Dan Hardy, and UFC lightweights Danny Castillo & TJ Grant. The show kicks off at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET and can be listed to live on the official BJPENN.COM BLOGTALK RADIO CHANNEL.
Renzo Gracie is kicking off the show!!!! That's right, the one and only Renzo Gracie is dropping by the show for the first hour and a half. Renzo is stepping back on the mats to take on the notorious "Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5. Renzo has had an amazing career on the mat as well as inside the sport of MMA, and we will discuss it all. We will talk with Renzo about his early life and growing up Gracie. We will talk to Renzo about when he started training. Renzo has fought in some of the biggest promotions in the world including Pride, K-1, Rings, and even the UFC. We will talk with Renzo about the decision to fight and his famed career, including some of his most memorable fights. Renzo has also competed at the highest level of BJJ and we will talk his time on the mat, as well as what he thinks of the current state of the sport. You know we have to talk his upcoming bout at Metamoris and what it means for him to get this rematch. Renzo has an amazing school and has worked with some of the sports best athletes from GSP, Frankie Edgar, Chris Weidman, and more. We will talk with Renzo about his academy and teaching, as well as his desire to come back and fight inside the UFC. If time permits we will see what kind of crazy fight stories we can pull from Renzo. Get over to Twitter and follow Renzo at @RenzoGracieBJJ
Wrapping up the show is the man responsible for some of the biggest and most entertaining BJJ matches in years, Ralek Gracie. We will discuss with Ralek the upcoming Metamoris 5 card which takes place Saturday November 22, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Ralek continues to top each Metamoris card with even bigger names, in even bigger match ups. We will have him break down this card, and how he chooses who will be matched up against who on the white mat. We will discuss with Ralek the future of Metamoris and how things have changed even since the last event. Follow Ralek on Twitter @RalekGracie
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Our first guest is coming off a huge TKO win at World Series Of Fighting 11. Melvin Guillard is joining us and ready to talk about his upcoming title fight against Justin Gaethje. We will talk to Melvin about signing with the WSOF, his upcoming fight, and his future with the promotion. Follow Melvin on Twitter @Young__Assassin and get ready to watch Melvin in his Title fight at WSOF 15.
Make room for the champ, Jessica "Jag" Aguilar is our second guest tonight. Jessica became the WSOF Strawweight Champ earlier this year at WSOF 08. We will also talk to her about her opponent Kalindra Faria, her future with the promotion, and future match ups inside and outside the promotion. Find Jessica on Twitter @jagatt and catch her defend her title at WSOF 15.
Our next guest was set to take on Yuri Simoes at Metamoris 5 but was forced out due to injury. Rafael Lovato Jr. is back on the show and that means we will be talking a ton about BJJ and it's current state. We will talk with Rafael about some of the super fights he would like to be a part of, and of course the shoulder injury. You can follow Rafael on Twitter @lovatojrbjj
Our last guest is preparing for the biggest fight of his career, and doing it on less then a month since his last fight and TKO victory. Joe Vedepo is set to take on King Mo at Bellator 131, November 15th. We will talk to Joe about getting the call on less then a month notice, and how he matches up with Mo. Go follow Joe on Twitter @DocVEDEPO
Follow our Producer Doc Drew @Dru_SD our Co-Host Denny “The Mad One” Hodge @_the_mad_1 and our Host Anton @FISTtaCUFFRadio.
LISTEN to all of this weeks show as we will be doing a give away Tuesday, on BJ's personal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bjpenn. We will pull two questions in regards to our guests and their interview, all you need to do to win a signed shirt from one of the Greatest of All Time is listen to the show and be the first to answer the questions. Good luck and thanks for tuning in.
Our first guest Neil Magny is coming off a nice win at UFC 179 by TKO and bringing his win streak to 5 fights. We will talk to Neil about his early days wrestling in Chicago, his time in the service, and how he got into the sport of MMA. We will talk his time on the Ultimate Fighter and his first three fights in the UFC where he went 1-2. Tune in and follow Neil on Twitter @NeilMagny
Our second guest is a Ricardo Almeida and Tom DeBlass blackbelt. Garry Tonon is set to step back on the mat at Metamoris and we are going to get all the details on how his current match up came to be. We will also talk to him about his previous Metamoris match up against Kit Dale. We will pick Garry's mind on how things change when walking out at Metamoris vs some of the largest events in the world. Follow Garry on twitter @Garry_Tonon
Closing out the show is a female MMA Fighter who closed out her last fight with a huge TKO. Leslie Smith is wrapping up the show as she gets ready to wrap up Jessica Eye at UFC 180 if things go her way. We will talk to Leslie about making her UFC debut, fighting on the biggest stage in the world, and of course how life has changed since joining the UFC. Make sure to follow her on Twitter @LeslieSmith_GF
The show is kicked off by Kenny Monday, Kenny is an Olympic gold medalist and three-time All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University. Kenny also is the President of BattleGrounds MMA. We will discuss how Kenny got involved in the promotion, the one night tournament format and if it's here to stay, and more. Follow Kenny on Twitter @KennyMonday
Our second guest is a part of the one night tournament, and was one of the last men announced to be competing as he is a late replacement. Jesse Taylor is joining the show and we have tons to talk about. We will discuss how Jesse came to be a part of the tournament, how he feels about the format and how you train for an event like this. We will discuss the competition and much more. Follow Jesse on Twitter @JTMoneyMMA
The last hour of the show is one you don't want to miss... The man closing out the show will be one half of the announcing team for BatteGrounds MMA. The Legendary Jim Ross is joining us to discuss this amazing night of fights. We will talk to Jim about joining Chael Sonnen on the broadcast team, announcing MMA, his thoughts on a one night tournament, and his love from MMA. We will also discuss Jim's time behind the mic for some of the biggest Profesional Wrestling matches in history and how that will transfer over to this event. We will also discuss some BBQ with Jim and much more. Follow Mr. Ross on Twitter @JRsBBQ
Follow our Producer Doc Drew @SD_Dru our Co-Host Denny "The Mad One" Hodge @_the_mad_1 and our Main Host Anton Skoro @FISTtaCUFFRadio. Tune in each and every Sunday for the only MMA Podcast that doesn't pull punches.
BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS IN IT'S USUAL TIMESLOT THIS WEEK.
FEATURED ON TONIGHT'S SHOW WILL BE KENNY FLORIAN, JON ANIK, DARREN ELKINS AND ROGER BOWLING.
The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew returns in it’s usual time-slot tonight at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET with a stacked four-guest lineup. Hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be joined by one current UFC Champion, one former title challenger and two top welterweight fighters.
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson was recently forced out of his upcoming bout with an injury and the crew will get an update on his rehab and when he expects to return to action. Martin Kampmann joins the show from Las Vegas where he is anxiously awaiting a call from the UFC with the name of his next opponent.
Mike Pyle is currently preparing to face the fast-rising Gunnar Nelson and the BJPENN.COM RADIO Crew will be joining him to see how camp is coming along. Scott Jorgensen is set to headline this seasons TUF Finale event opposite Urijah Faber and will likely have a lot to say about his upcoming bantamweight battle.
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