BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 190: Ralek Gracie, Gareth Joseph, Cody McKenzie, Brendan Schaub Live Sunday May 19th, 7:30 PM PST
This Sunday we have the man behind Metamoris on the show, another week with another fighter from this upcoming season of Bellator’s “Fight Master”, a man who’s signature submission is the McKenzietine, and our last guest is a beast in the cage and set to face Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu at Metamoris 2.
Kicking off this weeks show is Ralek Gracie. Ralek is undefeated in MMA and has proven time and time again that he is a force on the mat, but we don’t have him on to talk about his time on the mat. Ralek is here to talk Metamoris 2 and all the details of putting together one of the best Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational’s ever. Metamoris 2 is set to take place on June 9, 2013. Metamoris 2 will take place in the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. We will discuss how Ralek came up with the idea to put Metamoris together, choosing the matches, and of course what is the future for the brand BJJ fans have come to know as Metamoris. Make sure to follow Ralek on Twitter @RalekGracie.
Our second guest this first hour is ready to talk everything he can about the upcoming Bellator reality show “Fight Master.” Gareth Joseph is looking to win the first ever Bellator reality show, where if he does he takes home a nice 100,000 dollar check and an automatic bid into a future tournament. We will talk to Gareth about the decision to accept a spot on the show, the other list of cast members, and how he felt about getting the chance to work with the list of coaches that will be participating on the show. We of course have to discuss with Gareth the process of getting on the show and what he was doing before leaving for the show. Follow Gareth on Twitter @GarethJoseph
Opening the show is a man who is coming off his first Decision Win of his career, and it was against Leonard Garcia. Cody McKenzie is kicking off hour number two and we are excited to have him on the show. We will talk to Cody about his latest win and what it was like going into the third round for the first time in his career. Cody was a previous cast member of The Ultimate Fighter and we will talk to him a little about his experience being on the show and pick his brain on this upcoming season of the show. Cody is always a character and a guy who fans have a real love for, I mean c’mon how can you not like the guy. Cody will be teaching a seminar out here in Las Vegas before he comes on the show so we will talk a little about the difference between being a fighter and being a coach. Make sure to follow Cody on Twitter @TheCodyMcKenzie
Our next guest is a man who has made his name in the cage, but is now set to take on Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu at Metamoris 2. Brendan Schaub is joining us to talk his upcoming BJJ match and there is plenty to talk about. We will talk to Brendan about having to get clearance from Zuffa and the UFC to compete in the match. We will talk to Brendan about how he got involved in the match and how he feels he matches up against Cyborg. There has been some backlash from the BJJ community about Brendan being a part of Metamoris 2, we will get Brendan’s thoughts and give him a minute to speak his mind to those fans. If we have time of course we will talk to Brendan about his current UFC situation, his most recent win against Lavar Johnson, and what is next for him inside the Octagon. Follow Brendan on Twitter @BrendanSchaub
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.
While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed.