Back this week with the 134th installment of the show. The guest list this week is similar to that of two weeks ago and promises to have a little bit of something for everyone. The first hour is all fight talk as we have on two warriors who are always bringing it to their opponents and one is looking to add another belt to his resume. Second hour we have two returning guests, one who’s been on your TV and on the mic for M-1 and Bellator, and then a man who is leading a pack of beasts straight from the jungle.
Our first guest doesn’t have anything lined up at the moment but after his last victory, I don’t think it will be long before we see him back. Andreas “The Sweet Swede” Spang is stopping in to talk his recent wins in the MFC and Strikeforce where he put his opponent away in a little over 3 minutes into the first round.
Andreas trains out here in Las Vegas and I can’t wait to talk to him about the training he receives out here and the wars he has within his own camps as he trains with some amazing guys out here. We will talk to Andreas about his goals for 2012, fighting for Strikeforce and the MFC and much more. This is an interview that should start the show off with fireworks and gives you the listener a chance to get to know a hot prospect with a record of 7-1 and as always phone lines will be open for you to get out your questions.
Douglas Lima is back on the show and I can’t wait! This man is a force to be reckoned with once the bell rings. Riding a 9 fight win streak (that includes winning the MFC Welterweight Title and defending it, Winning the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament), Douglas will get ready to take on Ben Askren for the Bellator Welterweight Title.
Usually you would think whoever is facing the champ would have their hands full, but this time around the champ is the one with the problem on his hands. We will talk to Douglas about destroying the competition in the tournament, leaving the MFC, his title fight with Askren, his camp leading up to the fight and much more. Phone lines will be open for this one so call in with your questions for the man looking to add another title to the shelf. Follow Douglas on twitter @PhenomLima.
We kick off the second hour with another commentator from Bellator this week and this time Jimmy Smith is jumping on the mic. You know Jimmy from watching Bellator as he is the one giving you the play by play. We will talk to Jimmy about the recent Bellator cards, the Lima vs Askren fight, how things are going over at Sweet Science MMA, and much more. I can’t wait to talk to Jimmy as so much has happened this year in Bellator and I have a feeling the Lima vs. Askren fight will be another big delivery from the promotion.
If you don’t remember, Jimmy also hosted the show Fight Quest which he always has a few cool stories from. Go back and catch some of the action from that show if you never had a chance to watch it. Tune in as Jimmy kicks off the start of the second hour and make sure to watch him call the action for Bellator and follow him on twitter @JimmySmithMMA.
Last is a man referred to as Master and one of the most respected in the sport and if you know of him or his team, you fully understand why. Master Lloyd Irvin is pulling up a chair to chop it up in the shop. Master Lloyd is helping with coaching responsibilities for Dominick Cruz this season on The Ultimate Fighter Season 15.
We will talk with Lloyd about his team back east and having students all over the US, from D.C. to Diego. We will talk with him about the rivalry between Dom and Urijah and being front row for it, how he plans to help the guys on the show strengthen their ground game, and much more. Master Lloyd is one of the best when the fight hits the ground and he has tons of knowledge, I mean you did read where I wrote he was one of the most respected in the sport. We will have plenty to talk with Lloyd about, but if any of you ground gorillas wanna ask some questions phone lines will be wide open like a white belts guard. Follow Master Lloyd on twitter @LloydIrvin.
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