BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 114 // Al Iaquinta | Josh Emmett | Juan Adams
Al Iaquinta returns to catch up and preview his upcoming showdown against Donald Cerrone on May 4th in Ottawa. In his last appearance on the show, ‘Ragin’ Al was still vocally upset with the UFC and the direction of his MMA career. Since then of course, the Long Island real estate mogul has settled his differences with the company and put together a string of impressive performances. We’re going to get Iaquinta’s take on how his relationship with the UFC has grown into a positive one, and why he believes they recognize his value as a combat athlete. Now booked against Cerrone in what many believe could be a FOTY candidate, Iaquinta feels that a dominant win over ‘Cowboy’ will put him right in the mix of title contenders. We’ll preview the matchup in-depth with Al, get his take on the state of the division, what adjustments he’d make in a rematch with Khabib, and much more.
Josh Emmett is back to recap his sensational third round KO against Michael Johnson over the weekend in Philadelphia. Following a year-long hiatus from competition, the Team Alpha Male staple was eager to return in style and re-stake his claim as one the elite at 145 pounds yet again. He did just that finishing Johnson in the final minute of the fight, so we’ll be hearing Emmett’s thoughts on his performance and why he believes that UFC gold is not far from his grasp. What opponent might be next, how quickly he’d like to jump back into competition, and why he is baffled by his inability to receive a post-fight bonus, we’ll cover it all with Josh.
Juan Adams closes out this episode to preview his upcoming fight against Arjan Bhullar which is also featured at the May 4th event in Ottawa. As he looks to remain undefeated and continue to show why he is the future of the division, we’ll get his thoughts on the matchup with Arjan and why ‘The Kraken’ believes his Canadian counterpart offers no real challenge. Always confident in his athleticism and skill, Adams has also been very outspoken regarding controversial fellow heavyweight prospect, Greg Hardy. Adamant that Hardy doesn’t even belong in the UFC, let alone be receiving a push from the company, Juan has plenty to say about the situation.
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