Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday afternoon to talk all the latest in MMA. Matt Bishop, Forrest Lynn and Brent Brookhouse were joined by Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy for an informative interview and Jonathan Snowden checked in with a great interview with TitanFC headliner and former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley.
Bishop, Lynn and Brookhouse talked the latest in MMA, including Strikeforce Challengers, the future of the flyweight division, the speculation surrounding the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament and more.
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Our guests, Lashley and Kennedy, both provided interesting insight into both their professional and personal lives.
"I own a gym up in Denver, an American Top Team gym, so I've been spending all my time in the gym. I had to get over a little bit of a sickness that I had for a little while there, so I was taking it light for the first few months and then after that I kind of just ramped up my training a little bit. I was working more on the technical aspect, so I was working with the boxing coach and then doing some different conditioning work and a whole bunch of other things."
Kennedy, who fights Melvin Manhoef on March 5 at "Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson," talked about his revolving door of opponents for the show, starting with Jason Miller, then Luke Rockhold and finally getting Manhoef.
"It's been constant. I was hoping I was going to be fighting March 5 and I was moving forward as if I were. The opponents changed, but I'll have a little over a month to train specifically for Melvin. I've been in training camp for three months. I'm in great shape, 100 percent healthy and changed up the game plan a little bit of course because Melvin is very different than both Jason and Luke, so I'm just moving forward.
"About two months ago, I was like 'Oh, I'm trying to get a fight and no one wants to fight me' and everybody called me out that I was a liar and I was making it up. ... Then a month later, people get a little peek into what's going on. You guys only know about a couple of names that fell through when in fact there was five or six names that didn't materialize for a fight. Strikeforce has always been good to me, they are good to me, but I want to fight. I left active duty to fight and that's exactly what I want to do. I want to knock dudes out."
Bloody Elbow Radio returns to the air at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Thursday with a preview of "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch." We'll also be joined on the show by MFC owner Mark Pavelich to preview "MFC 28: Supremacy."