Kicking things off this week is “The Filipino Phenom.” Eddie Yagin is stopping into the shop and has plenty to talk about. Eddie is getting ready to take on Mark Hominick in a fight that should have fans standing on their feet. Yagin is coming off a loss to Junior Assuncao in his UFC Debut. Before that Eddie had won 7 of his last eight fights, and captured Tachi Palace Gold in the process and the X-1 Featherweight belt.
Eddie is looking to get back to his winning ways and we will talk about how he plans to do that against Mark, as well as his training at Kong’s submission academy, his homeland, and much more. There is plenty to talk with Eddie about and my guess is that the guy has some interesting stories from when he was a kid, I guess you’ll have to tune in to find out… Follow Eddie on Twitter @EddieYaginMMA
It’s an honor to welcome our next guest, a woman who has been a part of this sport for 12 years and knows a thing or two about the game. Shannon Knapp owner of the newly formed Invicta FC is ready to talk about her new promotion. Did I mention it’s an all Womens Promotion, that’s right a promotion with nothing but Women’s MMA! How awesome is this, oh and I forgot to tell you that on their first card they have 12 fights and Marloes Coenen and Liz Carmouche are on the card.
Okay if this doesn’t give us enough to talk about, I don’t even know if we will be able to talk Shannon’s past with the fact we only have 30 minutes to talk the card and the future direction she is taking the promotion. All I can say is follow Shannon on Twitter @ShanKnapp and @InvictaFights for the latest headed into their first show.
Kicking off the second hour is a man who doesn’t mind knocking down Skyskrapers with Superman punches. The man known as “Hapa” aka Travis Browne is back after a long time away from the shop. Browne is set to take on UFC newcomer Chad Griggs. Griggs will be one of the Heavyweights crossing over from Strikeforce. We will of course talk to Travis about welcoming Griggs to the UFC, and of course if this is the fight that breaks him into the upper tier of the Heavyweight division.
“Hapa” is riding a 12 fight win streak with of course the questionable draw to Kongo. We will ask Travis what’s next for the rising star, the move to Jacksons, training with the 205 champ, and much more. The question isn’t what could be asked, it’s what could you miss. Follow “Hapa” on Twitter @TravisBrowneMMA
Well folks it’s Last Call, no seriously Danny Castillo is wrapping things up. That’s right this week we have on Danny to talk about this season of TUF. Danny is coaching next to teammate and friend Urijah Faber. We will talk to Danny about the drama so far this season, the antics between Dom and Urijah, and of course the fights so far! At the start of the season it looked like team Cruz could be taking control, but in the following week team Faber has taken control and isn’t looking to turn it back over.
We will talk to Danny about coaching new fighters, having to deal with ego’s, and of course we will try to get him to tell us his thoughts on who’s winning it all this year. Follow Danny on Twitter @LastCall155 and tune in every Friday to this season of The Ultimate Fighter.
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