Mon, 29 January 2018
Bas “El Guapo” Rutten, is a legend in the martial arts and fighting world. He won numerous championships and world titles including King of Pancrase (multiple times) and UFC champion, and was inducted into the UFC hall of fame in 2015. Since retiring from fighting he has become a high successful fight commentator, TV host (including the very popular show Inside MMA which he co hosted with Kenny Rice), film and TV actor, including movies such as Here comes the Boom, ZooKeeper, and Mall cop with Kevin James. In this interview he discusses how he got his nickname; his struggles as a child and using humor to cope; dealing with bullies; his old videos-Street Self Defense and time spent as a bouncer; his fighting career, including the Pancrase days UFC days (and liver shots); the open mind set for growth; being a commentator on Inside MMA and Pride FC; breathing and his O2 Trainer, who’s had the biggest impact on is life and more…..
Direct download: EP_89_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am EDT
Mon, 8 January 2018
Carlos Henrique "Caique" Elias is a 7th degree red-and-black belt master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ) and owner and head instructor of Caique Jiu Jiu academy and CJJNetwork. He is one of only a handful of non family members awarded the black belt from GM Helio Gracie, and In March 2009, he was awarded a 7th degree red-and-black belt by Master Rickson Gracie.
In the interview he discussed his start in martial arts, his long and close relationship with GM Helio, what it was like coming to the US back in the 90’s, the value of competing, the current state of belts/promotions, what he does when he’s not on the mat, etc.
Direct download: EP_88_Final_Final_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT