BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave!
8:15PM ET- Kicking things off we are joined by UFC featherweight, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. Following the news that Jeremy Kennedy would be unable to compete on November 19th in Sydney, there was a brief moment of uncertainty for Alex. However, it was quickly announced that Humberto Bandenay would replace Kennedy and Volkanovski would still be competing for his fellow countrymen. We’ll discuss the timeline of events from Kennedy withdrawing to Bandenay stepping in, and we’ll get the Aussie’s breakdown of the matchup. We’ll also get his thoughts on the removal of Mark Hunt from the card, where Alex fits into the featherweight rankings, and what he’d like next with a big win on November 19th.
8:40PM ET- Closing out the show tonight is a man in the MMA headlines as of late, “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall. After one of the worst strings of bad luck we have ever seen in the sport, the future was not looking good for McCall. Health issues, injuries to himself and opponents, both played a big part in Ian’s nearly 3 year hiatus. He had announced recently that he would be requesting his release from the UFC and would be seeking other offers that paid what he is worth. Then, just days later, McCall has signed with RIZIN and will be taking part in their bantamweight Grand Prix on December 29th. We’ll be getting the scoop on how this all unfolded, and how the state of his relationship with the UFC. Of course, we’ll get “Uncle Creepy’s” prediction for the opening bout against Manel Kape, the likely possibility of fighting Kyoji Horiguchi, and so much more.
Stay tuned every Wednesday, Penn Nation!
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