The sport of MMA has plenty of stories to motivate and we have even heard a few of those stories over the years here on FIST-ta-CUFF Radio. However when it comes to the story of Garrett “G-Money” Holeve this is the true story of heart, determination, and a will to never give up. Garrett’s name has been in the news as of recent and ESPN even did a very nice piece, but it wasn’t because Garrett’s size, his future as a legend in the sport, or the fact that he is knocking out opponents, it’s because Garrett defines what it means to be a fighter. Holeve suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, a painful disease that leads to inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues, but refuses to let that or the fact that he was born with Down’s syndrome, a chromosomal condition from stopping his dream. Garrett has a dream of being a fighter and has already started making that dream a reality. We will talk with Garrett about his love for MMA, teaching children at his branch of ATT, and much more.
Garrett’s father Mitch will be joining us on the show as well. I am looking forward to talking with Mitch about the decision to not only back his son in his dream but the support and hate that has come from that decision. Mitch has helped Garrett obtain his own gym and is the one who challenged his sons to attend an MMA class with him (Garrett was the only one who accepted the challenge). The discussion that his wife and he had to decide to back Garrett, and much more.
You do not want to miss the opening of segment of show 184.
Clint Hester is back this week for his last time on the show before we see him make his UFC Debut at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Clint was a heavy favorite from the entry fights as he was Jon Jones first pick. We will talk to him about the overall experience with the show, how he feels heading into his debut, and of course how feels about everyone after living with them and being locked in a house. Clint has provided us with out inside look all season long, make sure to get over to twitter and follow him @ClintHester and get ready for a great follow up on this season of the Ultimate Fighter.
Second hour of BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio we have The American Kid kicking things off. Justin Lawrence is set to face Daniel Pineda on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. We will talk to Justin about his early life and training with his father at the young age of 6. Justin grew up around a gym and by nineteen he was a six-time national kickboxing champion, two-time St. Louis’ Golden Gloves boxing tournament champion, and had over 150 amateur kickboxing wins. We will talk to Justin about his time inside the Ultimate Fighter house, training with Alliance MMA, and even the move in weight class. Justin is one of the fighters you want to keep an eye on, with his background and drive he is going to be a force inside the UFC. Follow Justin on twitter @AmericanKidMMA
Wrapping up this weeks show is a man who is ready to get back to his winning ways and take his place amongst the best in the Heavyweight division. Travis is set to take on Gabriel Gonzaga on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. We will talk to Travis about how life has been training at Jackson’s MMA, getting ready to come back after his first loss and injury in the sport, and what he is expecting of himself this upcoming year. Travis has taken his training and conditioning to a new level since going to Jackson’s and as you can see from the picture we might have a new Hapa on our hands. Get ready to catch up with one of the UFC’s big men and follow Travis on Twitter @TravisBrowneMMA
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