BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Episode 201: Casey Ryan, Rich Power, Isaac De Jesus, & AJ Matthews
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This week we are giving you three guys to keep an eye on as they continue to come up in the sport and our first guest is ready to step into the RFA cage on August 16. Casey Ryan aka Spider Monkey is set to take on Kevin Casey in the Co-main Event at RFA 9. Casey is coming into the fight with 5 wins and no losses. That’s right he’s undefeated with 4 wins coming by way of submission and his last by way of TKO. This fight could be a highlight for fans with Kevin and Casey both having great ground games. We will talk to Casey about his recent signing with RFA, this match up, his goals for the rest of the year, and of course being a professor of BJJ and how he has put his own twist on the sport with the Spider Monkey style. Follow Casey on Twitter @CaseyRyanMMA
It’s nothing new to hear about a wrestling standout making the switch to MMA fighter, but rarely do we hear about a boxer dropping the lace up gloves for the 4 oz style. Our second guest is a man who is doing just that. San Diego Heavyweight boxer Rich Power was billed as Americas next great white hype and now is making the crossover to the cage. Rich is a man who has the power and speed to make an immediate impact on the sport. Now Rich is a part of Alliance MMA and working with George Castro which only means he’s in great hands. We will talk to Rich about making the switch to MMA, being billed the next great white hype, fighting a guy like Tyson Fury on 4 day notice, and of course his upcoming fight for WFC on August 17. Get ready to learn about one of the most dangerous prospects the sport has seen in a while and follow Rich on Twitter @RSuperPower
Kicking off hour two is a man we told you to watch out for a long time ago and we are not changing our stance anytime soon. Isaac De Jesus is back on the show and set to be back in the Tachi Palace cage. Isaac is a man who brings a lot of stand up and kickboxing experience with him into the cage. He has fought some of the biggest names in the sport at his weight class and I can’t wait to discuss his upcoming fight along with his goals for the remainder of the year as well as his career. We will talk to Isaac about how Thrive MMA is going, (If you didn’t know Isaac is co-owner of Thrive MMA) and of course we will talk his recent signing to Bellator and if we will see him on a card in California anytime soon. Isaac is a guy to keep on your list for the remainder of 2013.
AJ Matthews is back this week and we have two weeks of Bellator’s Fight Master to discuss. Last week we saw two fights happen on the show and neither of them involved AJ, which means this Wednesday AJ has his first fight inside of the warehouse. We will talk to AJ about getting ready for a fight with a new team, how he handled the weight cut leading up to his fight, how the fight was picked, and of course the nerves leading up to actually walking into the cage. AJ will give us a great insight as to how the day of the fight actually occurs and walk us through a first hand account of being on the show and stepping into the cage. Get ready for an interview that will show you a true insider look of Bellator’s Fight Master and make sure to follow AJ on Twitter @AJ_MMA
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) and @ProMMANowDenny (Denny) and follow the site @BJPennDotCom. You can also follow us on Instagram @FISTtaCUFF (Anton) @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Drew) and @ProMMANowDenny.