By Chase Raymond:
Two time UFC champion and MMA legend BJ Penn will complete the line-up for Europe’s biggest ever MMA fan expo, The MMA Show Live, being held May 12-13 at the NEC in Birmingham.
Bj is joining a long list of MMA stars like Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, and many more. This expo is one of the reasons that people consider MMA one of the most fan friendly and fan interactive sports in the world. This will be a treat and rare opportunity for all the UK fans of bjpenn.com and MMA fans in general.
Liam Fisher, the organizer of “The MMA Show Live” stated, “We promised a current UFC champion and a former UFC champion and we delivered! How often do you get the chance to meet and train with a legend like BJ Penn or a UFC champion like Carlos Condit? As we’re all such huge MMA fans, we’ve done everything we can to make this a show all about the fans and I think we’ve done exactly that. This show is made for the fans, by the fans! ”
The full schedule for the weekend was also announced on their official website www.themmashowlive.com which includes a PRIDE Retrospective on the main stage with Dan Henderson, Frank Trigg, Mark Coleman and Sokoudjou, and an Ultimate Fighter Retrospective with former TUF coach BJ Penn and TUF alums Matt Mitrione and Chris Leben
BJPENN.COM will be running a booth selling t-shirts that ALL the proceeds will go to the “Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation” so please be sure to stop by and pick up some merchandise. For more information on the “Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation” go to http://pennyouth.ning.com/
The MMA Show Live is a bi-yearly interactive fan experience dedicated to mixed martial arts from around the World. Populating a second hall at the NEC in Birmingham alongside The Martial Arts Show Live, The MMA Show Live consists of five training areas where some of the biggest names in the business will host special group training sessions, a huge stage & screen for Q&A sessions, an autograph zone where fans can meet their favorite fighters and exhibition stands where some of the biggest brands in MMA will be selling merchandise and much, much more.
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