BJPenn.Com Radio: Carwin, Miletich, War Machine, Cesar Gracie & Julie Kedzie
Tomorrow night on BJPenn.Com Radio your hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will speak with five guests who are sure to entertain you and make your Wednesday night that much better.
Leading off will be former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin who will discuss his recent knee injury that knocked him out his main event bout with Roy Nelson on the TUF 16 finale scheduled for December 15th. Carwin and Nelson served as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter and certainly have no love lost between them. The two giants traded verbal jabs on the show and through social media and it’s safe to assume once Carwin is healthy they will dance.
Cesar Gracie will take time out of his busy schedule to discuss Nate Diaz and his preparation for his UFC Lightweight Championship bout against current lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle on December 8th. Gracie also trains Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez who was forced to pull out of what would more than likely have been his last title defense against Pat Healy on the January 12th Strikeforce card. Nick Diaz and Jake Shields are two other former Strikeforce champions under the tutelage of Gracie so it’ll be interesting to get his take on where they stand.
Former UFC Welterweight Champion and trainer to many top MMA stars Pat Miletich will join the show next to discuss what he is up to. Miletich recently attended and was the MC for The Miracles Can Happen Boys Ranch charity where he was given the honor of introducing keynote speaker and all-time wrestling great Dan Gable. Miletich was one of the first trainers to train his fighters in various disciplines of martial arts and he had a profound effect on guys like Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver and Tim Sylvia.
Recently released from jail, Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver will discuss his re-entry into society and his upcoming debut with Bellator Fighting Championships. War Machine has had his hands full the past few years and is looking to get his career back on track. From port to prison and back to the cage, War Machine always has something on his mind and he is never afraid to express what he is thinking.
Julie Kedzie will call-in and talk about Ronda Rousey and the recent announcement that she has signed a contract with the UFC. Kedzie was last seen giving former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate all she could handle in an exciting, action packed bout that saw Tate catch Kedzie with a fight ending armbar in the third round. Kedzie is also a fight commentator and interviewer for the Invicta Fighting Championships.