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Fisttacuff Radio: Kheyfets, McKee, Dietmeyer, Balzarini

Show 132 and it’s on again! The wheels don’t stop rolling and I told ya’ll this a long time ago. This week we got The Crushen Russian, a man named  Mandingo” and the man who will be standing across the cage ready to hand him a loss, and lastly a dude who knows a thing about strength and conditioning when it comes to the MMA game and more!

Marianna Kheyfets

Okay you’ve heard of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano but I don’t think you can call them the best looking women in MMA if you haven’t heard of our first guest. Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets is an up and coming pro ready to show you why to remember her name. Marianna is stopping by the shop to talk her upcoming fight at Bellator March 30 at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Not only is Marianna looking to keep her record unblemished, but looking to add a second loss to Munah Holland. We will talk the fight with her, being in the world of MMA as a woman and the future of WMMA, training and how she got in the sport. Oh did we mention she also owns a pit, so you know we gotta talk about her dogs for a quick one. Follow Marianna Kheyfets on Twitter @MariannaKmma.

Antonio McKee

Our next guest is no stranger to the show. Last time we had Antonio McKee on it was mere hours after missing weight and being stripped of his MFC title. This time around we plan to talk a lil Untamed 2 which will be going down in Orange County. Antonio is set to take on Chad Dietmeyer as the main event.

Last time we spoke with Tone he was mentioning how this would be his last fight, but it seems as if Antonio has signed a multi fight deal with Miami Based CFA. He will be debuting with a title shot against Luis Palomino. I guess you could say we have more than enough to talk to Antonio about. This is one guest that always brings it and has no problem telling anyone what’s on his mind. Follow Antonio on Twitter @ElNegro01.

Chad Dietmeyer

Kicking off the second hour is a man looking to add the fifth loss to Antonio McKee’s record and that man is Chad Dietmeyer. Chad is stepping into the cage with a record of 8-1. My first thought when I heard about this fight was that this match up most certainly will hit the ground at some point.

Dietmeyer is dangerous on the ground and I can’t wait to talk to him about this fight, where he goes after this, fighting a guy like Antonio McKee, and much more. We will also talk to Chad about training in San Diego, working with George Castro and Dom, and much more. Make sure to follow Chad on twitter @CDietmeyer.

Doug Balzarini

Lastly this week we close with a common theme this year as The Ultimate Fighter rolls on. We are going to try and have a coach on every week to talk about this season and their roll on the show. Doug Balzarini (www.dbstrength.com) stops in this week and if you have ever stopped by our site you have seen an article from Coach DB! We will talk to Coach about working with new athletes and getting them acclimated to his training, watching what Dom eats and does to train while in Vegas, how he is enjoying the move and the show.

If you didn’t know Doug is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Alliance in San Diego, Ca. Doug also works with some other professional athletes and I want to discuss how working with athletes in different sports changes his job up. Trust me this is a man who knows his job and phone lines will be open so take advantage of it! Follow Coach DB on Twitter @DBStrength.

Where and When to Listen

Listen to the show in the BlogTalk Radio player below by pressing the play button when the show starts at its regular time Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. PST / 10:30 p.m. EST. You can also access the show and our archives on our Fisttacuff Radio Page on ProMMAnow.com. Phone lines will be open for listeners and you can always call 347-637-3023 if you have a question for a guest or would like to contribute to the discussion.

Follow the show on Twitter at @FISTtaCUFFRadio (Anton – host), @ProMMAnowDenny (Denny – co-host) and @Fisttacuff (Drew – producer). Follow our friends and partners at Pro Mma Now at @PROMMA and remember We DON’T pull punches!

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET (press play)!

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