BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 105 // Demetrious Johnson | Yancy Medeiros | Garry Tonon | Christian Lee
Demetrious Johnson joins us to have an in-depth discussion regarding his UFC departure and subsequent signing with ONE Championship. The pound-for-pound king will give us the inside scoop as to how this deal got done, his thoughts on the challenges he faces against an entirely new roster of opponents, and why Demetrious believes his talents will be far better appreciated by the Asian fans. You’ll also hear the latest on his involvement with ONE Championship’s pursuance of the E-Sports market, his reaction to the UFC’s dissolving the flyweight division, and a whole lot more from “Mighty Mouse.”
Yancy Medeiros returns to give an update on the rib injury that forced him out of a highly-anticipated scrap against Mike Perry back in July at UFC 226, and the disappointment he felt not being able to compete and show his dramatic improvements as a martial artist. Having recently announced that he’s headed back down to lightweight, Yancy explains his reasoning behind the move to 155, his confidence against any of the elite in the division, and how making some changes to his lifestyle and training has led him to become “weak like a gorilla.” We’ll also hear Yancy’s reaction to the Diaz vs Masvidal booking, and the looming featherweight showdown between Brian Ortega and his longtime friend Max Holloway.
Garry Tonon returns to recap his dominant win over Sung Jong Lee at ONE: Heart of the Lion in Singapore and discuss what’s next for his blossoming MMA career. We’ll get his thoughts on competing at 155 lbs in MMA, how quickly he’d like to get back to action, and why he believes Eddie Alvarez could be a likely opponent moving forward. “The Lion Killer” will also give us a timetable as to when he expects to compete for his first MMA title.
Christian Lee closes out this episode and looks back on his first round stoppage of Kazuki Tokudome which also took place in Singapore at ONE: Heart of the Lion. Taking the fight on just days notice, Christian details his confidence against anyone in the division, and why he believes a rematch against current champ Martin Nguyen would have a far different outcome. Lee also gives an update on the injury that led to his sister, Angela Lee, being forced out her title fight on the same card, and what the experience has been like for “The Warrior” to share this journey with Angela as the only brother-sister duo in the sport.
All that and much more!
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