BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Episode 199: Bubba Jenkins, Cliff Wright Jr., Lew Polley, & AJ Matthews
While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed.
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Our first guest has started his career off with a record of 3-0 and finishing all of his opponents in the first round. When he made the switch from the wrestling mat to the MMA cage, Bubba Jenkins was regarded as a high prospect to watch and he has proven those predictions to be true. Bubba came into the sport of MMA after winning the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship at 157 lbs. Bubba is set to make his Bellator MMA debut on July 31, as he takes on Mike Barreras. We will talk to Bubba about signing with Bellator and how the deal came about, being matched up with Mike for his debut, and of course what his goals are for the remainder of the year. We are looking forward to opening the show with Bubba so get tuned in early and follow Bubba on twitter @2sinsurrJenkins
Our next guest is getting ready to step back in the Bellator MMA cage and looking to get back to his winning ways. Cliff Wright Jr. is preparing to take on Donald Sanchez on July 31. We will talk to Cliff about getting back in the cage, how this fight came to be, taking on a veteran like Donald, and if he feels the experience will be something he will have to overcome. We will also talk to Cliff about having to earn a shot in a tournament and how big of a goal that is for him at this point of his career. Cliff trains with some beasts and we will talk to him about the current vibe in the gym with everyone getting ready for fights and his team making names for themselves. Follow Cliff on twitter @cliffwrightcr
Kicking off the second hour is a guest who is on a two fight win streak, picking up a win in BAMMA and another in Bellator. Lew Polley is back and ready to discuss his World Series of Fighting debut which will take place at WSOF 4. Lew is scheduled to take on Hans Stringer, we will discuss with Lew getting the call to fight for WSOF, his opponent and how Lew thinks he matches up, as well as Lew being back in the fight game with a new fire. We will talk to Lew about where he is training and how this has helped him get back to winning fights and being motivated again. You might have heard Lew on other shows, but you will never hear Lew Polley like you will on FIST-ta-CUFF Radio so Tune in and follow Lew on twitter @LewPolley
Bellator’s new reality show “Fight Master” was back this week and we saw two more fights happen this week. We have our man on the inside AJ Matthews back in the shop to talk about the things we got a chance to see on the televised part of the show, but AJ is also here to share what we did not get a chance to see. This week we saw AJ’s teammate fight this week as well as a fight where a coach had no advice. We will get his thoughts on the fights that happened as well as his thoughts on much more that happened on the show this week. Follow AJ on Twitter @AJ_MMA
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