Podcast: #10 BJPenn.Com Radio: Elvis Mutapcic, Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong and Dave Morgan
This week on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by a massive lineup of MMA guests. Those calling in will include UFC veteran Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, MFC middleweight contender Elvis Mutapcic and rising flyweight Dave Morgan.
Baroni will join the show fresh off an August victory over Rodrigo Ribeiro at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation via TKO from soccer kicks and punches. “The New York Bad Ass” will join fellow Long Island born hosts to discuss various different topics on the air. 15-15 overall in his professional MMA career, Baroni is perhaps best known for his 2002 knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Dave Menne at UFC 39 when he leaped atop the cage in victory shouting to the crowd that he is “the best ever… ever”.
Spong is an elite kickboxer that is set to make the crossover to MMA for the World Series of Fighting on November 3rd. Spong is the current reigning WFCA Cruiserweight Muay Thai champion and has held multiple different titles in both kickboxing and Muay Thai throughout his career. He currently trains with “The Blackzilians” alongside former UFC champ Rashad Evans, fellow kickboxing and MMA sensation Alistair Overeem and “Rumble” Johnson. Spong also signed a two-year exclusive agreement with GLORY for kickboxing and will make his debut in Tokyo, Japan this December.
Johnson is known by most casual fans as the massive welterweight fighter turned middleweight that was released from the UFC earlier this year for missing weight on multiple occasions. “Rumble” has since found a new home in the light-heavyweight division and appears to look even more devastating and destructive as before. Recently signed by WSOF, Johnson is coming off a vicious TKO victory over NCAA Division I standout Jake Rosholt.
Mutapcic is one of the premier middleweights for the Canadian based Maximum Fighting Championships. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Mutapcic made his MFC debut this past August with a thunderous first round TKO over Jacen Flynn. He will join BJPenn.com Radio to discuss his upcoming title bout with TUF 11 veteran Joe “Leonidas” Henle at MFC 35 October 26th.
Last but not least, Alchemist MMA’s Morgan will join Ciccarelli and Levick towards the end of the show to introduce himself to the audience and discuss his recent drop down to the flyweight division. Morgan is 3-1 professionally and comes from a collegiate wrestling background. We will learn much more about this young prospect on the air.
The show goes live this Sunday beginning at 6:30 pm EST/3:30 pm PST. You can also listen to us on Stitcher Radio and iTunes.