Battle rapper Corey Charron was talking bars, bashing and bullshit on Rear-Naked Choke Radio.

Charron (@CharronKOTD), a longtime friend of the show, joined Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA to talk two of the trio’s favorite things, MMA and battle rap. The hosts also talked about a new addition to the UFC women’s bantamweight division, Katlyn Chookagian.

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Aside from being one of the world’s top battle rappers, a recording artist, possibly the best freestyler on the planet and an aspiring actor, Charron is also an avid MMA fan. Rizzo, Kelly and Charron got into conversations about Conor McGregor, the stacked event known as UFC 200, Chael Sonnen, trash-talking fighters and all things MMA.

Outside of MMA, Charron talked about the battle rap culture and how it’s changed since he first graced the KOTD stage. Charron’s performances have led to many other avenues of success, such as acting, concerts with people he’s looked up to his entire life, starting his own business and more.

Charron’s most recent target was a brave man that challenged any battle rapper to a showdown that involved putting up $100,000 of their own money. Charron, not taking the threat lightly, gave the challenger, Nick Cannon, more than he could bargain for with one short roundCharron talked about the positives that came from roasting the Wild ‘N Out star, who was married to Mariah Carey for a short time.

Self promotion and victorious performances are the combination that makes a battle rapper or mixed marital artist successful. Charron talked about fighters that know how to brand themselves as well as be perform at the highest level and how he can relate to their formula for success. He also touched on the the backlash of being the mouthpiece ahead of a match and taking a whooping during it.

Being Canadian, Charron is not surprisingly a fan of Georges St-Pierre. The battle emcee talked about the French Canadian’s return and who he’d cheer for in hypothetical match-ups. It’s patriotic.

Rizzo also talked about how he and Chookagian have been friends since prior to the fighter’s first amateur MMA bout. He talked about Chookagian’s career and explained how he’s watched the Jamal Patterson-trained combatant along the way to a 7-0 record.

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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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