BJPENN.COM’S FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 205: Nick Gonzalez, AJ Matthews, Miriam Nakamoto, & Chris Beal
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 been out in San Diego, CA sharpening his tools and getting ready to take on Leonard Garcia at LFC 23. Nick “The Ghost” Gonzalez is back in the shop and ready to talk about his upcoming fight against the Bad Boy. This will be Nick’s 3rd fight under LFC and one that he is looking to make a statement in. We will talk with Nick about how the fight came to be, his thoughts on fighting a guy like Leonard Garcia, his time at Alliance training for the fight, and much more. Get ready cause it’s not every day we have a Ghost in the shop. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickTheGhost
This year was the first year of Bellator testing the waters with their brand and reality TV combining to make “Fight Master.” Everyone waited to see who would be a part of the show, how the show would actually look when the final product was finished, and if it could breathe new life into the MMA reality world. AJ will break down this upcoming weeks episode and all the things that you didn’t see on TV. With only one episodes left you won’t want to miss AJ breaking things down and giving his final thoughts on the match ups and the final match up. AJ brings it each and every week and while you wait for Sunday to get here go follow AJ on Twitter @AJ_MMA if you aren’t already.
You want mean, well we have the Queen of Mean! Miriam Nakamoto is our second guest and we have tons to talk about. If you didn’t know she got her start in Combat sports with a pair of Billy Blank and Kathy Smith tapes. You read that right, it wasn’t a typo. Miriam told her parents that she wanted into combat sports and that’s what they got her. Miriam has had to forge her own path in the sport and this was just the start. Miriam is a 7 time Muay Thai Champ and left the sport with a perfect record. We will talk to her about winning the Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls competition, making the switch to MMA, being called the best striker in Women’s combat sports, her early years, being signed to Invicta and fighting for the best women’s MMA Promotion in the world, and so much more. Miriam has an amazing story and is one woman you don’t want to take your eye off as she makes her climb to the top of MMA just like she did Muay Thai. Follow Miriam on Twitter @MiriamNakamoto
Our last guest is one of the men fighting for a spot inside the house on this years season of The Ultimate Fighter. Chris Beal is looking to earn his spot on either team Rousey or Tate and we will talk to him about the whole process. We will discuss with Chris the decision to try out for the Ultimate Fighter, the process of not only tryouts, but getting things ready to leave California for Las Vegas to fight to get into the house. We will talk with Chris about his amazing journey to get to this point from battling cancer, to being one of the top prospects not signed to the UFC. If you want to hear one of the most inspiring stories in the sport then do not miss this interview. Make sure to get over to Twitter and follow Chris @RealDealCBeal
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