UFC strawweight Jessica Aguilar (@jagatt) joined host Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) and guest co-host Matt Parker, who writes for MMA Sucka, to chat about new things involving the UFC.

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Aguilar, the UFC’s newest 115-pound competitor, talked about it being the right time for her to enter MMA’s biggest promotion and grasp the most sought after championship belt in the sport. A former World Series of Fighting champion and Bellator top contender, Aguilar spoke about her journey in MMA, which began in 2006, and what it means to be an athlete under the UFC banner. The American Top Team product also shed light on The Ultimate Fighter 21, the all-female league known as Invicta FC and her personal relationship with president Shannon Knapp, living out her dream of fighting in Mexico, and how the UFC chapter of her career will begin with a victory over Claudia Gadelha, who she meets at UFC 190 on Aug. 1.


New to the show, Parker, a writer with equal passion and knowledge about MMA, took part in this episode as a guest co-host, but his insight on legalizing MMA in New York made him simply a guest on some accounts. The news about MMA, in particular the UFC, breaking into NY is an ongoing topic of discussion. Parker provided in-depth details to the prevention of mixed martial arts in The Empire State, plus the strong possibility of the sport being legalized there and what to expect if it is.

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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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