Are you ready for another stacked show? Well show 108 is packed with talent! We have a lineup so stacked with talent that I don’t need to blow up this show or hype it cause trust and believe that these guys alone can do this! We will call it drawing power, and I don’t mean pencil and paper… I mean these boys fill seats and smash cheeks. Let’s get on with it cause I wanna tell you who is dropping in on the barber shop this week!
Our first guest is a man that is set to step into the cage at Bellator 50 to take on Marcos de Matta. Okay so if you haven’t heard of Shah Bobonis or his story it’s alright, but let me tell you that you are in for a treat. This man has a story unlike most; how many other Pro Fighters do you know that played pro baseball? (If you just mentioned Jose Conseco, I owe you a groin kick) On top of being a pro athlete in another sport, Shah also helped friend of the show Dominick Cruz prepare for his title defense against Urijah Faber.
Okay but don’t worry the story gets better, Shah has also won all three of his fights in 2011 and picked up a title in another country. (I know Mexico is like our neighbor, but I’m selling you on Shah) Get ready for another solid guest on your favorite MMA radio show.
Our next guest is a man that has been in the shop so many times he has his own seat reserved. Shamar Bailey is back and this time he is ready to talk his upcoming fight against Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 25. Shamar was our correspondent for The Ultimate Fighter: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos. Shamar is looking to pick up his second win in the UFC after defeating fellow castmate Ryan McGillivray on the TUF 13 Finale.
We will talk to Shamar about his training camp, nerves stepping back into the Octagon and much more. Like I said Shamar is family over here, so you never know where the conversation will go, but I know we will also talk to Shamar about his brother who is also now competing in the sport and picked up his first win not long ago in his MMA Debut. Don’t miss out on Shamar’s interview cause no one does it like we do!
Kicking off the second hour is a man who is getting his feet wet in the sport and just like his two-time teammate Phil Davis, Jared Platt looks to have a bright future in the sport. Platt, a former Penn State wrestler, is now training out of Alliance Training Center and looking to make a splash in the MMA world.
Platt brings in a top quality wrestling pedigree that should provide him a great advantage against most opponents. Platt was a High school All-American and Junior Pan Am champion and wait until you hear him tell you how many matches he lost total in his wrestling career.
We will talk to Jared about making the switch to MMA, nerves heading into his pro debut, working with former teammate Phil Davis and the rest of the Alliance Crew, and much more. Jared also recently competed at the Abu Dhabi Gi Trials Jersey City 2011 and won a match or two… so you know the “Girl” will have a few things to talk about!
Last but not least is a man I have been closer to than anyone else in the sport. Yeah I am referring back to the shower interview, so all you KOCH HEADS get ready! Erik Koch stops in to chop it up about his current match up against Jonathan Brookins and stepping back into the cage looking for his third “KO of the Night” bonus… Did we mention the other two are back to back! Erik is part of a stacked crew over at Team Roufusport and I can’t wait to talk to him about the training that he went through leading up to this fight.
Erik is a big fan of food and with him heading into his weight cut as always I am sure a few things will be brought up, and I will be offering him a new challenge for an interview! Get ready for Erik Koch to flip the show on its head. (KOCH HEAD that is) and just know that this show is stacked from start to end and there are no fillers on this show!
When and Where to Listen
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