BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio 206: Douglas Lima, Eddie Wineland, Walel Watson, & Chris Beal
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It’s been a long time coming and we will finally see the final match up of the Bellator Season Eight Welterweight Tournament. This will be a rematch of last years tournament final, and we have Douglas Lima back just like we did last year. Douglas is kicking off the show and talking about how he has dealt with how long it has taken to finally get in the cage. His thoughts on how this Ben Saunders is different then the Killer Bee he faced in last seasons final. We will also discuss with him having to face Ben again, preparing for an opponent in a rematch with so much riding on it, and being back in the finals. We will discuss balancing his time as a father, fighter, husband, teacher, and gym owner. Follow Douglas on Twitter @PhenomLima
Our next guest had his world rocked when news broke on May 21, that his title shot against current Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão was scrapped due to the champ being injured. Now Eddie Wineland is getting his Title Shot September 21, 2013 at UFC 165 and we have the #1 Contender on this weeks show. We will talk to Eddie about getting the call that the fight was back on, how he handled his camp with the cancellation and getting back into camp, and much more when it comes to the biggest fight in his career. We will also talk to Eddie about his monster named Gunner, his new toy that has a 6.0 Liter 480, and of course the decision to shave the stache off… If you aren’t following Eddie on Twitter do your timeline a favor and follow him @EddieWineland
Hour two starts with a man who is on a two fight win streak and looking to make it three at Cage 23 on September 21. Walel “The Gazelle” Watson is back and ready to talk his match up against Tom Niinimaki. Walel is on a roll finishing both of his opponents within the first round in his last two fights, with the last fight lasting only 17 seconds. We will talk to Walel about this fight and the challenges with taking a fight in a foreign country, his last two fights and the desire to get back into the UFC, the plan for the rest of the year, how life has changed since his UFC run, and if he has a hard time finding fights. Remember to get over to Twitter and follow Walel if you’re not already at @GazelleAwesome
Our last guest earned his spot on The Ultimate Fighter 18 in the first episode and he did it in fashion. What else would you expect from “The Real Deal?” Chris Beal is back this week to talk the second episode of this season. We will talk the first fight in the house between the ladies and everything that made the cut on the first episode. The benefit of having Chris on the show is we also get a chance to hear about the things that didn’t make the show. We will talk how Chris was feeling about being away from home and much more. If you want to hear one of the most inspiring stories in the sport then do not miss this interview. Make sure to get over to Twitter and follow Chris @RealDealCBeal
The show starts at 7:30 PM PST 10:30 PM EST and Phone lines are open all show (347) 633-9597 and we love to have listeners voice your thoughts and get in your questions. Follow us on twitter @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Anton) @FISTtaCUFF (Drew) @ProMMANowDenny (Denny) and follow the site @BJPennDotCom. You can also follow us on Instagram @FISTtaCUFF (Anton) @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Drew) @ProMMANowDenny (Denny)
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