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71 minutes | a year ago
Colby Covington | Josh Emmett
Colby Covington returns to the show with yet another cannot-miss conversation. Following his departure from American Top Team, Colby Covington Inc. was born and so begins another chapter of the former interim champions career. Colby gives us the details on what led to him parting ways with ATT and how his exit reignited bad blood with former teammates like Dustin Porier. Confident that we have yet to see the best of his abilities displayed in competition, Covington is digging his heels into the Miami sand and explains why there are only a few sensible options for his return to action. One of which of course being a showdown against his friend-turned-enemy Jorge Masvidal. Colby gives us his take on Masvidal’s soured negotiations with the UFC, and explains why he believes the BMF belt is just a participation trophy. Of course, Colby’s primary focus is capturing the UFC welterweight title in a rematch with Kamaru Usman, but if that doesn’t come to fruition, we might see Covington throw down with WWE’s Drew McIntyre in an unsanctioned street fight. All that and more from Colby “Chaos” Covington. Josh Emmett joins us to recap his sensational win over a very game opponent in Shane Burgos. Emmet predicted that he would finish Burgos prior to fight night, but a devastating leg injury forced Josh to pick Burgos apart in what many fans considered a fight of the year candidate. With a potentially lengthy recovery ahead of him, Josh Emmett has a tough decision to make. Avoid surgery and attempt to come back with no ACL, or opt for surgery and be sidelined for a significant time period while he’s on the cusp of a crack at featherweight gold. One thing is for certain, Josh believes that he is the worst possible matchup for current champ Alexander Volkanovski, and that the similarities in their respective styles makes for a true barn burner. Be sure to subscribe and share!
79 minutes | a year ago
Mark Hunt | Jim Miller
Mark Hunt returns to the show to give us an update on the status of his competitive career and reaffirm his mission to bring about fair treatment of UFC athletes. “The Super Samoan” has not been in competition since leaving the UFC in 2018, and says that his ongoing legal battle with the company has truly drained his motivation for a sport that he once loved. However, Hunt has plans to return to fighting later this year and end his illustrious career on a high note, while also continuing to fight for a better future for all MMA athletes. Mark Hunt gives us his take on the recent dissent among the ranks of the UFC elite regarding fair treatment and better compensation, and Hunt maintains that fighters must join together for the greater good. Mark also describes what he calls corruption in the Nevada courts regarding his lawsuit against the UFC, and details his hopes to lift the vail of this corruption with an upcoming appeal in October. Jim Miller joins us to preview his catchweight showdown against Roosevelt Roberts tomorrow night at the UFC APEX and discuss his plans for the remainder of 2020. Having purchased a new home for his growing family, Jim plans to put on a show and snag another bonus to put towards the remaining renovations. Miller has long been thought of as a gatekeeper in the UFC’s lightweight division, but Jim believes he is better than ever and could very well make a run at the title. That all starts with getting back in the win column on Saturday. Also, you may be surprised to hear that Jim Miller is teasing the idea of moving up in weight! We’ll be discussing all that and more. Be sure to subscribe and share!
99 minutes | a year ago
Cung Le | Sunny Singh
Cung Le joins the show in the wake of multiple UFC athletes calling foul in regards to how they have been treated and compensated by the company. Cung has long been an outspoken voice for change in the world of MMA and is part of a class-action lawsuit against the UFC as well as a member of the MMA Fighters Association. The former Sanshou and Strikeforce champion parted ways with the UFC in 2014 following a myriad of soured business dealings with the company and Le quickly made his complaints public. Being one of the original dissenting voices in the MMA world, Cung Le, as with many others, believes that the only way for MMA athletes to be properly compensated is through the Ali Act. Cung gives us his perspective on the kind of change the sport needs for the betterment of all the athletes while ensuring a positive future for the next generation. We’ll also hear the inside scoop on what led to Cung Le’s UFC departure and just how manipulative he believes the worlds most dominant MMA promotion is with its athletes. Sunny Singh is a three-time taekwondo champion turned international action movie star. He’s recently become a brand ambassador for the all-new EKIC promotion and has some great insight for athletes looking to make a career in film after fighting. Sunny gives us a rundown of his career accomplishments and discusses how he plans to insert his knowledge within in the EKIC brand and help the company build future stars of their own, while also tapping into one of MMA’s under utilized markets- India. All that and much more! Be sure to subscribe and share!
43 minutes | a year ago
EKIC or Extreme Kumite International Championships is an all-new and innovative promotion focused on bringing authentic martial arts competition to combat sports fans around the globe. Revolutionary in their approach, the founders of EKIC aim to give combat sports athletes every opportunity available to them all under one roof, while also prioritizing fair pay to those under contract. The EKIC brand will bring three different rulesets of combat to international viewers. Freestyle Kumite, which will be modeled after some aspects of MMA but eliminates the cage and gloves. Bareknuckle Boxing under The London Rules rather than Marquess of Queensberry Rules, and finally traditional boxing as it’s seen today. All three rulesets from one promotion. The founders of EKIC joined us to announce the official launch of the brand and discuss their goals for the company. President Ed Simpson, Vice President Mark Goldstein, and fellow VP Jeff Arcio gave BJPENN Radio exclusive insight on EKIC from it’s inception to where they see the company in five years. With an advisory board and brand ambassadors that include the likes of Hector Camacho Jr, Cung Le, and Stephan Bonnar, the EKIC team is ready to take the combat sports world by storm. Having already been bombarded by athletes interested in competing for the brand, it’s only a matter of time before EKIC grows from fledgling promotion to pugilistic powerhouse.
38 minutes | a year ago
Bas Rutten returns to the show to preview much of the upcoming action in the combat sports world and discuss what’s next for some of MMA’s biggest names. Being a UFC Hall of Famer, former UFC heavyweight champ, and former multiple time King of Pancrase, “El Guapo” always gives an interesting perspective on matchups. We’ll discuss the majority of this weekends UFC 249 card, including the highly anticipated showdown between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Rutten gives his take on what strategy would best suit Gaethje to ensure the win, and why Tony is one of the toughest opponents in the business today. We’ll also discuss Cejudo and Cruz, Ngannou, Cerrone, and more. You’ll also hear Bas give his thoughts on the future of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, and Jorge Masvidal. Always an entertaining and insightful conversation with Bass Rutten! Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe and share!
55 minutes | a year ago
Israel Adesanya | John Wayne Parr
Israel Adesanya joins the show for a quick but entertaining conversation. Having taken the combat sports world by storm on his meteoric rise to super-stardom, “Stylebender” has become a popular target for many of MMA’s biggest names. While solely focused on defending his middleweight crown in early summer opposite Paulo Costa, Adesanya is confident in his abilities against Jon Jones and even the likes of heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. Coupled with dominant performances, Adesanya has also shown an incredible knack for promotion and pushing his individual brand via social media. We’ll discuss what matchups at 185 are most intriguing, the inevitability of a showdown with Jon Jones, and what younger combat athletes can learn from Izzy’s style of promotion and showmanship. John Wayne Parr returns to the show to discuss his return to action following a brief retirement from combat sports. While this interview took place some time ago, it remains one of the best conversations we’ve had with the “Gunslinger.” As is the case with most fighters, the realities of retirement are difficult to cope with and that was certainly the case for the multiple time Muay Thai champ. Having fell into a deep depression following his sensational win over fellow Aussie combat star Anthony Mundine, Parr had become visually irritant with family and friends. That is until John accompanied his daughters boyfriend, Rocky Ogden, to a kickboxing event with ONE Championship. After speaking with Chatri Sityodtong and being offered a contract that could not refuse, the “Gunslinger” decided to return for a few more showdowns against top level talent before finally deciding to hang up his holster. We will discuss all that and much more in this quality conversation with John Wayne Parr. Be sure to subscribe and share!
77 minutes | a year ago
Valentina Shevchenko | Johnny Walker
Valentina Shevchenko returns to recap her dominant over Kaitlyn Chookagian and discuss her future as the flyweight queen. While we did speak to Valentina prior to the announcement that she’ll face Joanne Calderwood at UFC 250, Shevchenko gave us her thoughts on several potential contenders to her championship going forward. “The Bullet” gives her reaction to Halle Berry’s support cage side on fight night, and sheds some light on her character in the film project they worked on together that should be released later this year. Valentina also addresses the ludicrous accusations of her being a Russian spy, but explains why she wouldn’t mind portraying a female version of James Bond on the big screen. She was incredibly generous with her time for this interview, and gave us some heartfelt insight as to what inspires her to achieve greatness. Johnny Walker joins us to preview his return to competition next month in Brasilia against Nikita Krylov. With his aim laser focused on earning a shot at UFC gold, Walker made the move to the famed Tristar Gym in Montreal to work with the legendary team there. Now under the guidance of Firas Zahabi and training with the likes of Georges St-Pierre, Johnny believes he’s made the right adjustments on his martial arts journey. We’ll hear his thoughts on the landscape at 205, and much more. Be sure to subscribe and share!
95 minutes | a year ago
Colby Covington | Brian Kelleher | Curtis Blaydes
Colby Covington has returned to the media spotlight following his closely contested loss to current welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. Colby kicks off this episode with his usual venomous verbiage and discusses a multitude of topics. We'll get his thoughts on the fight against Usman and why he believes an immediate rematch should happen. Covington also elaborates on his accusations of corrupt refereeing by Marc Goddard, and challenging 50 Cent to a charity boxing match. All that and much more with "Chaos." Brian Kelleherjoins us to recap his impressive submission win over Ode Osbourne at UFC 246 last month. Following a two-year layoff caused by an injury sustained during training, Kelleher is eager to make up for lost time. We'll discuss his plans for climbing the bantamweight ranks in 2020, and hear his thoughts on the divisional landscape. Curtis Blaydescloses out this episode with a recap of his sensational finish against heavyweight knockout artist, Junior dos Santos. Having only suffered defeat at the hands of Francis Ngannou, Blaydes believes it's only a matter of time before he's the champion. We'll discuss his campaign for a crack at UFC gold and find out how he "Razor" believes he matches up against Stipe Miocic. Be sure to subscribe and share!
87 minutes | 2 years ago
Colby Covington | Al Iaquinta
Colby Covington returns to address the title situation regarding Kamaru Usman, and respond to Jorge Masvidal’s verbal assault from earlier this week. Covington was expected to face Usman at UFC 244 in November at Madison Square Garden following his dominate performance against Robbie Lawler. However, after being offered the fight with an unappealing payday attached, Colby refuted the UFC’s offer and attempted to enter negotiations. Unwilling to do so, the UFC instead booked Masvidal vs Diaz for the main event at UFC 244. Leaving Covington without his title fight, and prompting him to take jabs at his former friend on social media. As this situation continues to escalate at a furious pace, we’ll hear Covington’s response to Masvidal’s recent tirade and a whole lot more. Al Iaquinta closes out this episode as he previews his upcoming showdown with Dan Hooker at UFC 243 in Australia. Coming off a hard-fought loss to Donald Cerrone in May, Iaquinta now looks to show the lightweight division that he’s not only an incredibly tough competitor, but a skillful one at that. We’ll breakdown the matchup against Hooker, hear Al’s thoughts on the current title picture at 155 pounds, and where he fits into the mix. Still being arguably the toughest matchup Nurmagomedov has faced to date, we’ll also hear Iaquinta’s assessment of Dustin Porier’s performance over the weekend, and what Al believes it will take to dethrone Khabib. Be sure to subscribe and share!
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Colby Covington | Jim Miller
Colby Covington is back to drop verbal bombs and continue his tirade in pursuit of the welterweight title. Following an incredibly dominant win against Robbie Lawler in New Jersey over the weekend, Covington has adjusted full focus on a looming showdown with Kamaru Usman. Lawler of course was a matchup that many believed would be very difficult for Colby and would result in an accurate gauging of his talent, yet the American Top Team captain passed the test with flying colors. Even beating Robbie in the striking department. Additionally, Colby says he was unable to train for the short-notice fight due to a severe cut he sustained in training, making the win that much more impressive. However, even with a record number of punches thrown in this clinical cardio display, Covington was even further elated to put on a show for the family of President Donald Trump, and then receiving a congratulatory call from the President himself. A historic night indeed for Covington. We’ll recap the entire night from front to back and run the gamut of topics in yet another entertaining interview. Jim Miller closes out this episode with a recap of his early submission win over Clay Guida in the co-main event at UFC Newark. Following treatment for a long-undiagnosed battle with Lyme disease, Jim is feeling better than ever and believes he has much more left in the tank than previously thought. We’ll hear the details of how badly the disease was affecting his performances, and how long the New Jersey native endured the premature notion of possible retirement. Now with all that behind him, Jim is ready to make up for lost time and break some more records. While he’s uncertain if that means a run at the lightweight title or pursuing the biggest paydays possible, one thing that’s evident is Jim Miller wants to fight. We’ll discuss all that and more with the winningest lightweight of all time. Be sure to subscribe and share!
77 minutes | 2 years ago
Valentina Shevchenko | Arjan Bhullar | Zoila Frausto
Valentina Shevchenko joins us to preview her upcoming title defense on August 10th in Uruguay against Liz Carmouche. Following her sensational KO victory against Jessica Eye at UFC 238, Shevchenko hopes to keep that momentum and deliver another finish for the South American fans. We’ll get Valentina’s thoughts on Liz as an opponent, and the importance of nullifying a doctor stoppage loss to Carmouche from earlier in their respective careers. We’ll also hear Shevchenko’s assessment of the division, and her enthusiasm to help the UFC break into yet another new market. Arjan Bhullar previews his ONE Championship debut this Friday in Manila at Dawn of Heroes. What came as a surprise to many, Arjan decided to leave the UFC riding a two-fight win streak and now looks to start a new chapter of his career with ONE. We’ll get the rundown of factors that led to his UFC departure, and why he believes that ONE Championship will help him realize his full superstar potential with Indian MMA fans. Plus, a full breakdown of his upcoming fight agains Mauro Cirelli, and Arjan’s assessment of the heavyweight landscape in the promotion. Zoila Frausto previews her sophomore appearance with Combate Americas on Friday in her hometown of Fresno, California, as she faces Reina Cordoba. A true pioneer for women in combat sports, Zoila has finally overcome injuries and hurdles in her personal life that have led to a rejuvenation of a life-long passion for competition. We’ll discuss her goals to capture yet another championship, hear a breakdown of her opponent, and why this homecoming event is special for “The Warrior Princess.” All that and much more! Be sure to subscribe and share!
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Jorge Masvidal returns to the show following what many are calling the greatest knockout in UFC history. With all the animosity built up between Masvidal and Ben Askren leading into fight week at UFC 239, there was no question that “Gamebred” had bad intentions for his opponent. However, the spectacular result of a record-breaking flying knee was above and beyond expectation. Smashing his way into the history books and exemplifying the warrior spirit throughout his combat sports tenure, Masvidal is finally becoming the superstar this sport deserves. In this impromptu chat with Jorge, we’ll recap the knee heard round the world, his reaction to becoming a record holder, where things stand with Ben Askren, and what’s next for the American Top Team staple. From back yards to bright lights, the meteoric rise of “Gamebred” is only getting started. Be sure to subscribe and share!
93 minutes | 2 years ago
Colby Covington | Dan Lambert | Juan Archuleta
Colby Covington returns following the announcement that he will face former teammate Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC FN 156 in Newark, New Jersey on August 3rd. “Chaos” explains why he agreed to take this bout after several failed campaigns to fight Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. Widely considered the right No. 1 contender, this scrap came as a surprise to many, but Covington is very happy with the caliber of opponent. We’ll hear Colby’s thoughts on the stylistically matchup against Lawler, why he believes a win over Robbie is essential to further cementing his legacy, and how he plans to defeat his former ATT stablemate. Dan Lambert joins us to give his perspective on the Covington vs Lawler matchup and explain why he felt like one of his star athletes was backed into a corner with the negotiations for the bout. Having been promised a title fight on more than one occasion and verbally agreeing to several fights that never came to fruition, Lambert expresses frustration for Covington’s string of bad luck. With so much incredible talent coming out of American Top Team, we’ll also get Dan’s take on some fast-approaching marquee fights featuring ATT athletes. Juan Archuleta closes out this episode with a recap of his sensational walk-off KO victory over Eduardo Dantas. Seeming to the textbook definition of a ‘super prospect,’ Archuleta has lofty goals for his Bellator tenure and he’s maintained that vision all along. We’ll hear his plans to compete for 3 titles in the coming year, how “The Spaniard” believes he matches up against Bellator’s best, and how he intends to start building an unrivaled legacy in MMA. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share!
122 minutes | 2 years ago
Valentina Shevchenko | Jorge Masvidal | Eddie Alvarez | Alexander Volkanovski
Valentina Shevchenko returns to recap her incredible performance at UFC 238 against Jessica Eye. With what many consider a front-runner for KO of the Year, the “Bullet” further cemented her place as one of the pound-for-pound best. We’ll discuss the victory in depth, hear Valentina’s reaction to receiving a congratulatory phone call from the president of her native Kyrgyzstan, and discuss the possibility of Shevchenko bringing the UFC to her home country. With rumblings that the UFC wants to book Valentina against Liz Carmouche for July 20th in San Antonio, Texas, we’ll also get Shevchenko’s thoughts on the potential matchup and the likelihood of the bout coming to fruition. Jorge Masvidal is back to give us another classic “Gamebred” interview. Have your lunch trays ready as Masvidal serves up a fantastic combo meal for all our listeners. We’ll review all the drama backstage in London with Leon Edwards, recap Jorge’s sensational KO win against Darren Till, and discuss all the popularity he’s gained since then. The grappling match against Anthony Pettis to benefit a charity close to Masvidal’s heart, and the looming showdown against Ben Askren at UFC 239 on July 6th, “Gamebred” pulls no punches and breaks it all down for us before he “glides up on out of here.” Eddie Alvarez joins us to preview his upcoming scrap against former champion Eduard Foloyang on August 2nd in Manila. “The Underground King” is no stranger to setbacks and overcoming the odds both in and out of competition, and Alvarez views this opportunity against Foloyang as a chance to prove his doubters wrong yet again. We’ll get the inside scoop on the horrific eye injury Eddie sustained back in March for his ONE Championship debut, and why he believes the loss is just a typical pattern on his path to another title. Alexander Volkanovski closes out this episode with a recap of his performance against legendary featherweight Jose Aldo last month and detail the scary blood infection that almost led to an amputation. With that near-tragedy behind him, Alex is now solely focused on the being next in line for the 145 pound title. We’ll get his thoughts on being snubbed for the title shot in favor of Frankie Edgar, and how Alex expects Edgar to do against Max Holloway. Volkanovski also plans to be ready should either Edgar or Holloway succumb to injury before the fight, and the UFC has officially put him on standby. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share!
200 minutes | 2 years ago
Colby Covington | Gilbert Burns | Lance Palmer | Angela Magana | Jeremy Kennedy | Juan Adams | Bobby Moffett
Colby Covington is back to bring some ‘Chaos’ and discuss a plethora of topics. He’ll give us the latest developments on the inevitable showdown against Kamaru Usman and detail why he believes Kamaru is taking a page out of Tyron Woodley’s playbook. We’ll also hear Colby’s thoughts on some big upcoming fights at welterweight, what conditions he would fight longtime teammate Jorge Masvidal, and Covington issues a challenge to Mike Perry. Plus, a side of Colby you’ve never heard as he discusses his upbringing and clears the air of some common misconceptions. Gilbert Burns returns to the show to recap his win at UFC Sunrise a few weeks back and discusses his frustrations of finding a top-ranked opponent willing to sign a contract against him. We’ll also hear Gilbert’s thoughts on some of his teammates upcoming fights, and who exactly ‘Durinho’ would hand pick for his next fight. Lance Palmer joins us to discuss the second PFL season and breakdown the biggest challengers in the bracket, as well as preview his fight for the opening round. We’ll also recap his success in the inaugural PFL season and why he believes that was the first of many championships he’ll be capturing. We’ll also discuss Palmer’s move to New Jersey to work with Mark Henry, Frankie Edgar, and company. Angela Magana gives us the details of the scary situation she faced months ago when the UFC veteran went into a coma during a much needed surgery, and how she plans to bounce back. While she does intend to return to MMA this year, Magana also has Olympic ambitions with the Puerto Rico wrestling team. We’ll discuss all that and more with ‘Her Highness.’ Jeremy Kennedy breaks down his PFL debut and discusses the chain of events that led the UFC veteran to become a better martial artist and seek different opportunities for his career. With his sights now set on a PFL title and the million dollar prize, we’ll get Jeremy’s thoughts on the competition in his bracket and why he believes this season is his for the taking. Juan Adams returns following the announcement that he’ll be facing Greg Hardy in San Antonio, Texas on July 20th. Juan has been campaigning for a shot at the controversial Hardy, and even went so far as to rally his fanbase to get a hashtag trending that was less than flattering to the former Dallas Cowboy. Now with the fight finally booked, we’ll discuss the matchup in depth and get to the bottom of ‘The Kraken’s’ detest for Greg. Bobby Moffett is back to recap his disappointing loss to Bryce Mitchell at UFC Nashville and discuss the adjustments he’s making to ensure he never leaves a fight in the hands of the judges going forward. Although ‘The Wolfman’ did receive a bonus for his efforts that night, the large stack of cash doesn’t make up for his first loss in the promotion, and he looks to get back in the win column as soon as possible.
99 minutes | 2 years ago
Rich Franklin | Ray Cooper III & Zane Kamaka | John Howard
Rich Franklin returns following the announcement that the former UFC middleweight champion will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame for 2019. ‘Ace’ joins legendary athletes such as Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, and Bas Rutten in the HOF’s pioneer wing. Rightfully so as Franklin was ahead of the curve with his approach to training and a well-rounded arsenal displayed during his UFC tenure. However, Franklin’s contribution to MMA did not end with his retirement from competition in 2015. The Ohio native has been an integral part in the success of ONE Championship and his keen eye for talent has led to Rich at the helm of the promotions talent acquisition in the form of ONE Warrior Series. Rich talks shop regarding all things ONE Championship with the continued success and global expansion of the company. We’ll also take an in-depth look back on his combat career and discuss everything from Franklin’s proudest moments, to his hardest setbacks, and the legacy he hopes to leave. Ray Cooper III and Zane Kamaka are both top of the food chain in Hawaii’s MMA landscape, and now the two compete for supremacy in the opening round of the 2019 PFL season. Cooper of course making it to the final last season, leaving a path of destruction in his wake before coming up short against Magomed Magomedkerimov. Kamaka on the other hand is incredibly hungry to prove his worth and feed his family in this promotional debut against Cooper on May 9th in Long Island, New York. As if that’s not enough reason to watch them collide, Ray and Zane are actually cousins cut from the same cloth . You’ll hear why Ray specifically asked to fight Zane in the opening round, why Zane believes he’ll prove to be the superior fighter, and how the bad blood began between the two. John ‘Doomsday’ Howard returns to close out this episode and preview his return for a second PFL season. Howard was unsuccessful last year at 185 pounds, but now moving back down to welterweight, ‘Doomsday’ is confident that he’ll be this seasons champion and cash in on the million dollar prize. We’ll Bostonian veteran’s thoughts on competing against last years champion, the previously mentioned Magomedkerimov, and why he believes that not a single welterweight is willing to take a risk against his power. We’ll also look back on the unfortunate situation that unfolded last season against Louis Taylor, the PFL’s success in it’s first year, and what fans can expect from Howard on May 9th in Long Island. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share!
97 minutes | 2 years ago
Al Iaquinta | Josh Emmett | Juan Adams
Al Iaquinta returns to catch up and preview his upcoming showdown against Donald Cerrone on May 4th in Ottawa. In his last appearance on the show, ‘Ragin’ Al was still vocally upset with the UFC and the direction of his MMA career. Since then of course, the Long Island real estate mogul has settled his differences with the company and put together a string of impressive performances. We’re going to get Iaquinta’s take on how his relationship with the UFC has grown into a positive one, and why he believes they recognize his value as a combat athlete. Now booked against Cerrone in what many believe could be a FOTY candidate, Iaquinta feels that a dominant win over ‘Cowboy’ will put him right in the mix of title contenders. We’ll preview the matchup in-depth with Al, get his take on the state of the division, what adjustments he’d make in a rematch with Khabib, and much more. Josh Emmett is back to recap his sensational third round KO against Michael Johnson over the weekend in Philadelphia. Following a year-long hiatus from competition, the Team Alpha Male staple was eager to return in style and re-stake his claim as one the elite at 145 pounds yet again. He did just that finishing Johnson in the final minute of the fight, so we’ll be hearing Emmett’s thoughts on his performance and why he believes that UFC gold is not far from his grasp. What opponent might be next, how quickly he’d like to jump back into competition, and why he is baffled by his inability to receive a post-fight bonus, we’ll cover it all with Josh. Juan Adams closes out this episode to preview his upcoming fight against Arjan Bhullar which is also featured at the May 4th event in Ottawa. As he looks to remain undefeated and continue to show why he is the future of the division, we’ll get his thoughts on the matchup with Arjan and why ‘The Kraken’ believes his Canadian counterpart offers no real challenge. Always confident in his athleticism and skill, Adams has also been very outspoken regarding controversial fellow heavyweight prospect, Greg Hardy. Adamant that Hardy doesn’t even belong in the UFC, let alone be receiving a push from the company, Juan has plenty to say about the situation. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share! PODCASTS // Homepage iTunes Stitcher TuneIn YouTube
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Artem Lobov | Dominick Reyes
Artem Lobov returns to preview his upcoming bareknuckle boxing debut against Jason Knight at BKFC5 on April 6th. Lobov requested his release from the UFC earlier this year after receiving some lucrative offers from other promotions and not being able to get the matchups he was hoping for with the company. Subsequently, BKFC made Artem a six-figure contract offer and the SBG staple felt it was a no-brainer to sign up for the next chapter of his combat sports career. 'The Russian Hammer' gives us the details on negotiations with BKFC, his thoughts on transitioning to bareknuckle and how it compliments his fighting style. We’ll also hear Lobov’s prediction for his debut against Knight, his anticipation of a showdown with Paulie Malignaggi, and clear up some rumors about Conor McGregor leaving the Straight Blast Gym in Ireland. Dominick Reyes joins us to recap his decision victory over Volkan Oezdemir in London last weekend. While Volkan protested the judges scorecards, Reyes is confident in his performance and believes that the matchup truly tested his resolve as a fighter. Now looking to learn and evolve from the experience on his continued campaign for light-heavyweight gold, 'The Devastator' believes that one more impressive win over a top-tier opponent puts him next in line to face Jon Jones. We’ll breakdown the fight against Volkan in depth, and get his reaction to Oezdemir claiming that Dominick's own corner told Volkan they felt he lost the bout. Reyes also details his time in London exploring the city, what opponent he has in mind going forward on his march towards the title, and when he might make a return to action. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share! PODCASTS // Homepage YouTube iTunes Stitcher TuneIn
93 minutes | 2 years ago
Colby Covington | Alex Volkanovski | Dan Lambert
Colby Covington returns to recap his eventful weekend in Las Vegas at UFC 235. Many agree that Covington stole the show in usual “Chaos” fashion. From crashing Kamaru Usman’s open workout, to harassing Dana White, causing a ruckus cage side, and almost getting into a brawl in the casino buffet line after the fight, we’re going to cover all that and much more with Colby, including his thoughts on a now looming matchup with Kamaru. Alexander Volkanovski returns following the announcement that he will be facing former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 237 in Rio on May 11th. Volkanovski has seemed indestructible in his last few outings, most recently as he finished Chad Mendes, sending Chad into retirement. We’re going to discuss the importance of this matchup with Aldo as it pertains to Volkanovski’s title aspirations and more. Dan Lambert closes out this episode in his first appearance on BJPENN.COM Radio. The founder and owner of American Top Team has helped groom countless of the top combat athletes in MMA, and we’ll be discussing the gambit with Dan in this lengthy but enjoyable conversation. From the rise of Colby Covington, to the future of Amanda Nunes, and the upcoming title shot for Dustin Porier. Plus everything in between. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share! PODCASTS // Homepage YouTube iTunes Stitcher TuneIn
104 minutes | 2 years ago
Vicente Luque | Josh Emmett | Bobby Moffett | Dom Reyes | Curtis Blaydes
We kick things off with the surging UFC welterweight coming off a fight of year candidate in his win over Bryan Barberena at UFC Phoenix, “The Silent Assassin” Vicente Luque. We’ll recap the sensational win over Barberena, discuss what’s next for him, and hear why he chose to call out Neil Magny and Jorge Masvidal. Next up, following a year long layoff from competition, Josh Emmett is finally slated to make his return on March 30th in Philadelphia against Michael Johnson. We’re going to catch up with Josh about the time away, the surgery he underwent and the subsequent recovery. We’ll be previewing the matchup against Johnson, and get Josh’s take on the current landscape at 145 pounds in the UFC. Then we are joined by another featherweight who looks to continue racking up the wins in the UFC as he faces Bryce Mitchell on March 23rd in Nashville, that man of course being Bobby “The Wolfman” Moffett. We’ll get his thoughts on the matchup with Bryce and what should be next for Bobby following a big win in Tennessee. Our good friend Dom Reyes returns to the show to get schwifty with us yet again. "The Devastator" will help us preview his upcoming showdown against VOlkan Oezdemir in London on March 16th. And of course we’ll be discussing the title picture at light heavyweight and why Dom believes he should be next in line for a crack at UFC gold. And finally closing out this episode is another hungry future title challenger in the UFC’s heavyweight division, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. Curtis is set to face Justin Willis in Nashville on March 23rd as well, so we will get his thoughts on the matchup, where a big win puts him in regards to fighting for the title, and a potential third fight with Francis Ngannou. All that and much more! Stay tuned every week for more of what you crave! Be sure to subscribe and share! PODCASTS // YouTube iTunes Stitcher TuneIn
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