Bloody Elbow Radio was live Thursday afternoon for another edition of the show. On this episode, Matt Bishop and Forrest Lynn were joined by Strikeforce heavyweight Chad Griggs, who is fresh off a first-round TKO win over Gian Villante at "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva," and Strikeforce Challengers 14 headliner Pat Healy.
Jonathan Snowden also checked in with the debut of "Curmudgeon's Collide" with Bloody Elbow editor Kid Nate. The two discussed Fedor Emelianenko's legacy. Snowden also delivered another edition of "Snowden vs. Subo," where he and Subo debated the merit of having five-round nontitle fights.
Bishop and Lynn also took a look at Tachi Palace Fights 8 and Strikeforce Challengers 14 and talked the latest in MMA news.
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Our guests, Griggs and Healy, were both entertaining and great interviews.
Here's what Griggs, a firefighter by day, had to say about Don Fyre, the man who "brought (him) into the game":
"I have so many Don Fyre stories and they're all good. He's such a great guy. He will beat you up and take your head off if youre not careful. I've had some real drag-out brawls with him. He's the first sparring partner I ever had. I got thrown in with him and I think I lasted all of maybe 10 or 15 seconds before the room was spinning and I didn't know if I was going throw up or pass out. The guy's great. He's extremely tough. He's kind of getting older now, he's phasing out of the fighting world, but in his prime, I don't know if there was anybody who could take as much pain and keep coming as he could."
Griggs also was asked which was better, his famous mutton chops or Fyre's famous mustache. Be sure to listen in to find out the answer!
We also talked to 27-year old Healy, who'll be fighting in his 40th professional fight against Lyle Beerbohm in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers.
"I'm really excited to be back here. I love to fight and any time you wait for eight months in between fights it really sucks. I'm just ready to get it on. I've learned a lot in my time off. I've really put the time in to work on my technique. I worked with some great people like B.J. Penn and everybody out in Hilo and i think that'll make a big difference in my performance and what you guys see. ... In the (Josh) Thomson fight I got in a lot of trouble and used my scrambling ability to get out of it. I put the gi back on and have been working on my Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I've worked a lot on not getting into stuff so I can use my scrambling for offense and not for bailing me out of trouble."