The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of Pro MMA Now.

On the most recent episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now, Brian and guest co-host Jack Bratcher were joined by Mark Crawn, who is set to make his professional MMA debut on April 2 at the Spartan Fighting Championship event in Ashland, Kentucky versus Stoney Hale.

Some of the topics discussed were:

  • How Crawn’s fight career started,
  • Crawn’s career in the Navy,
  • Crawn’s battle with cancer,
  • UFC 111

To download to the show, visit The Cageside Beat, or listen to the show on the embedded player below.

For more information on Crawn, visit his profile page on, the site of The Matthew Wellington Group, co-founded by Brian Furby and Lee Jacobs.

Both general admission tickets and VIP tables are still available for Crawn’s professional MMA debut. If you are in the area and want to check out a solid card and support some of the areas best fighters, email bfurby[at] for info on how to purchase tickets. On The Cageside Beat, Crawn pledged that any proceeds he receives from ticket sales will be donated directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, so if you want to support a great fighter and a great cause, be sure to pick up a ticket.

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