BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 194: Veronica LoCurto, AJ Matthews, James Krause, & Ryan Martinez
While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed.
Our first guest is no stranger to the show and no stranger to the sport of Women’s MMA. Veronica “VRod” LoCurto is back and we have plenty of Women’s MMA to talk about. Veronica is a part of the Women’s MMA Round Up crew over on www.wmmaroundup.com and a BJJ purple belt under Lana Stefanac and has been training in MMA since 2007. We will talk to Veronica about the upcoming Invicta FC 6 card and have Veronica break down several of the top fights on the card. We will also talk to Veronica about her thoughts on the current women inside the UFC and her thoughts on this upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Follow Veronica on Twitter @Vr0d
Fight Master the new Bellator reality show kicked off this week as did a new tradition over here on the show. Each and every week we will have on our man on the inside AJ Matthews. AJ won his way into the house on the first episode after defeating Darryl Cobb by unanimous decision. We will talk to AJ about the lead up to the entrance fight, why he chose who he did for his coach, and the process of getting onto the show. The show looks to have already started with a bang and we will talk to AJ about the other competitors on the show and his thoughts after getting to watch the first episode. Make sure to tune in to Fight Master every Wednesday night on Spike TV and follow AJ on Twitter @AJ_MMA
Kicking off the second hour of the show is a man on an 8 fight win streak and the last one, won him fight of the night honors and submission of the night in his UFC debut. James Krause is our last guest and we are looking forward to talking to him about his UFC debut against Sam Stout, the decision to take the fight on short notice, and how life has changed in just a little over a week. James submitted Sam with 13 seconds left in the bout with a guillotine choke after a back and forth battle. We will talk with James also about what is next for him, where he feels he fits into a very loaded division, his ultimate goals, and the journey that has got him into the UFC and being one of the most talked about guys over the last week. Get over to Twitter and follow James on Twitter @TheJamesKrause
Our last guest is knocking out the last half hour of the show the same way he knocked out Richard Hale in the Bellator 2013 Summer Series Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal. Ryan Martinez is a guy we’ve been telling you to keep an eye on and now Ryan is two fights away from becoming the Bellator Heavyweight Champ. Before he ends up in the Championship match he has to get through undefeated Vitaly Minkov. We will talk to Ryan about getting the call to take the fight on short notice, staying ready and if he was hoping for a replacement fight, and of course his future match up, and being at this stage of his career. Get ready for one of the hardest hitting Heavyweights to wrap up the show and make sure to follow him on Twitter @970King
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