UFC bantamweight Rob Font (@RobSFont) joined Rear-Naked Choke Radio hosts Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA)  to talk about his fight at UFC 198, his youth as a mischievous military brat and his budding MMA career.

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Font is scheduled to meet highly regarded John Lineker at UFC 198 on May 14 in Curitiba, Brazil, and is looking to extend his 11-fight winning streak. Font made his case on why he’s going to defeat Lineker, and explained how being victorious over the Brazilian in enemy territory will advance his career.

UFC 198 will mark Font’s first bout outside the United States and only his second outside of New England. But it is not exactly foreign territory. Font was a military child, therefore he lived in various states and countries. He spoke about how the experiences he endured as a youth perfectly prepared him for travels into Lineker’s home country.

Font also talked about his childhood, his pizza-related path to becoming an MMA fighter, training under Mark DellaGrotte and more.

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About The Author

Jason Kelly
Radio Host

Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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