Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday for the first of two shows on the week. Hosts Matt Bishop, Forrest Lynn and Geno Mrosko of MMA Mania talked all the latest in mixed martial arts, including all the fallout from this weekend's Strikeforce and Bellator shows, discussion on the state of prospects in major MMA organizations and more.
We had three great interviews on the show. We first were joined by M-1 Selection 2010 - Americas middleweight winner Tyson Jeffries. The 21-year old Team Quest product talked about his upcoming M-1 Challenge middleweight title fight against Magomed Sultanakhmedov, training at Team Quest, knowing the real Chael Sonnen and more.
Then we were joined by Shark Fights 14 headliner Matt Horwich for the most interesting interview in the show's short history. Horwich talked about his Friday fight with Danillo Villefort, his last fight with Jake Rosholt, the multiverse, wanting to walk the Earth and swim with the dolphins, quantum physics and more.
You can listen to a portion of the Horwich interview below. The interview can be heard in its entirety on the show.
Horwich provided his unique perspective on things. He gave a good breakdown on his fight with Rosholt and then talked about wanting to walk the Earth.
"That's my big dream. I want to do well enough, have enough money to donate to the orphans and dolphins, preservation and good things. Be able to travel around and go surfing with B.J. Penn and learn some new jiu-jitsu and hang with Eddie Bravo. It'd be cool to be blessed enough to have some land near Hollywood where I can train here and maybe some land in Seattle, my hometown, and to hang out with Maurice Smith and learn some standup and maybe if it's not too much to ask, a place in Hilo, Hawaii to go surfing with B.J. Penn and see all the interesting dolphins and wildlife there. Someday before I'm ready to kick the bucket in this life, I'd like to swim with the river dolphins in the Amazon River."
Finally we were joined by Titan Fighting Championships CEO Joe Kelly. Kelly talked about his promotion's upcoming card, TFC 17, which features Bobby Lashley and Phil Baroni, the history of his promotion, what he learned from promoting boxing, his long-term goals and more.
Bloody Elbow Radio returns to the air at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Thursday to talk all the latest in MMA, including a preview of Shark Fights 14 and Bellator 36. We're also scheduled to be joined by new UFC signee Jorge Santiago, UFC 128 competitor Eliot Marshall and more.
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Our first guest, Jeffries, is a rising prospect with M-1. He has some lofty goals for his young career.
"I didn't get into this sport to go halfway or to go part of the way. I came into this sport to go all the way. I see myself coming into the UFC and being world champ someday. I'm not going to stop until I get to it or until I get my opportunity. I don't myself stopping anytime soon unless I die."
We also were joined by Kelly. He talked about the evolution of his promotion, his upcoming card and the potential of a rematch between Abe Wagner and Tim Sylvia.
"I'd love to do that fight. In fact, I spoke with Tim via e-mail the other day and he said he's had an injury and he's recovering from that. He told me he wants to fight again, but he goes, 'Just make me a promise that you'll make me fight at 265 (pounds) next time.' So we made that deal. If Abe keeps winning, we'd definitely love to do that fight. That's built-in promotion. That's a promoters dream. That fight has excitement, it has intrigue, it has everything you need to really draw your audience back in. I think with the way that fight ended, there's always going to be questions whether it was legitimate or the right stoppage, so that's definitely something we'd do in the future."