Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday for another edition of the show. Hosts Matt Bishop, Forrest Lynn and MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger discussed all the latest news in mixed martial arts, including the announcement of the fight between Pat Barry and Stefan Struve, some interesting thoughts on UFC 138 on Spike TV and the bantamweight title fight going to Versus and a look at Strikeforce Challengers 17 and Bellator 47. We also discussed some of our favorite memories from the heyday of EliteXC.
We had two solid guests on the show. We were joined by UFC 133's Jorge Rivera. We taped our interview with him prior to the announcement that his original opponent, Alessio Sakara, had pulled out, but it was still a solid interview so we played it anyway. Aside from talking about Sakara, we chatted about Michael Bisping, some Ranger Up videos and how he reacts to difference pronunciations of his first name.
We also were joined by Titan Fighting 19 headliner James Krause for one of the best interviews in the show's history. We chatted with him about his fight with Clay French coming up Friday night on HDNet, how his now-wife reacted to the thought of him potentially fighting the day before their wedding in May, what he'd change if he made it back to the big show, changing opponents, how he got the nickname "The" and much, much more.
He also talked about his current weight cut in relation to when he fought Toby Imada in Bellator.
"It's going really well. When I fought Toby Imada in Bellator a little bit back, I had a really extreme cut. They basically called me on five days notice and I was 188 pounds and they called me on five days and I made 155. So 33 pounds in five days. And it really just shut me down. It honestly scarred me. I didn't want anything to do with a weight cut ever again, so I started my diet about a month and a half out and I'm sitting about 10 pounds over right now, and I'm happy with it. I'm water-loaded and everything. So the weight cut shouldn't be an issue at all."
Bloody Elbow Radio returns to the air LIVE! Thursday with a special PRIMETIME broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Bishop and Hemminger will be broadcasting live from Hoffman Estates, Ill., the site of Saturday's "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson." We'll preview that show.
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