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BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 41 Ben Askren | Duane Ludwig | Rich Franklin

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BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Ben Askren and Rich Franklin!

8:15PM ET- We kick things off with ONE FC Welterweight Champ and arguably the best grappler in MMA today, Ben Askren. "Funky" Ben is several weeks removed from his most recent title defense and we'll getting the scoop on when he expects to be back in competition. As outspoken as they come, Ben will give us his take on some of MMA's hot topics and big fights coming up. From working with Tyron Woodley leading up to UFC 214, to being the most dominant champion under the ONE FC banner, we'll cover it all with Askren.

8:40PM ET- In a last minute addition to tonights show, coach-extriordinaire Duane "Bang" Ludwig will be joining us to recap the TUF Finale and the TUF Season as a whole. We'll hear the latest on what's next for TJ Dillashaw and get some expert insight on the biggest upcoming fights. Duane also has a big announcement he'll be making in regards to the future growth of the Bang Muay Thai Academy.

9PM ET- Closing out the show tonight we are joined by a legend of the sport who is now a promotional executive, Rich "Ace" Franklin. Currently acting Vice President of ONE FC, we'll pick Rich's brain on what it's like working behind the scenes with the promotion and what his background as an athlete in the sport brings to the table for the company. Rich will give us his thoughts on the Asian market, building local talent, and what makes ONE FC so successful in the east. We'll also be discussing everything from May-Mac to his own hypothetical return to action. All that and much more with "Ace!"

Stay tuned every Wednesday, Penn Nation!

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