BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 196: Invicta FC Takeover With Tecia Torres, Shannon Knapp, Leslie Smith, & Jessica Penne
While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed.
This week we turn the focus of the show on to the biggest Women’s Mixed Matial Arts Promotion Invicta FC. Not only do we have on a young up and comer looking to stay undefeated and hand her opponent the first loss of her career, A “Peacemaker” looking to throw the heavy hands that have secured more then half her wins by TKO/KO, and the woman who is not only the face of Invicta FC but the woman it wouldn’t feel right doing an Invicta FC show without.
Our first guest goes by the nickname “The Tiny Tornado” and once you have seen her in the cage you understand why. Tecia Torres joins us for another round in the Barber Shop and we have so much to talk about as she heads into her Invicta FC 6 fight against Rose Namajunas. Tecia and Rose are both 2-0 as pros with Tecia having participated solely under the Invicta FC banner. We will talk to Tecia about getting the opportunity to take on Rose and how the fight came together, what she has been doing since we saw her last at Invicta FC 4 in Jauary. We will talk to Tecia about being at this stage of her career, the future, and the ultimate goal for her inside of her fighting career and outside the cage. Get over to Twitter and follow Tecia at @TeciaTorres
If you had to say someone is the current Godfather of MMA it would have to be Dana White, but there is only one Godmother of Women’s MMA and that would be Shannon Knapp. Shannon is back on the show and it wouldn’t feel right to do an Invicta FC show without her joining us. We will talk to Shannon about the upcoming Invicta FC 6 fight card and have her break down a few of the fights for us. Shannon and Janet along with the rest of the Invicta crew have continued to top each of their past events and this fight card looks to do the same. We will also discuss with Shannon the move for Invicta to PPV with Direct TV. Get ready to get the inside scoop from the boss lady herself and make sure to follow her on Twitter at @ShanKnapp
Our next guest has been a staple when it comes to Invicta FC fight cards. She has never been finished by a TKO/KO or Submission, and did I mention that she comes to fight with the same intensity as her Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teammates. Leslie Smith is joining us to talk her upcoming Invicta FC 6 fight against Jennifer Maia. We will of course talk to Leslie about how this fight came to be, being a part of the Invicta FC promotion and fighting on 5 out of 6 Invicta cards. We will have Leslie break down her opponent and of course talk to us about her future in the sport and her current goals inside the cage and out. Leslie is the type of fighter who shows heart and griminess every time she steps into the cage, we will talk to her about how she got her nickname the Peacekeeper and much more. Get over to Twitter and Follow Leslie at @LeslieSmith_GF
Our last guest joining us this week is looking to get back into the winners column and get one step closer to getting back her belt. Jessica Penne is back in the shop and we have a lot of things to talk about since the last time she was on the show. We will talk to Jessica about her last fight and what she has learned from her loss, how she has dealt with it, and the motivation that comes along with a moment like that in a career. Jessica is set to take on Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc at Invicta FC 6, we will talk to her about the current state of the weight class, and of course how much work she has before she feels she deserves another shot at the title. Follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaPenne
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