It ain’t Valentine’s Day, but it’s a lovely day in the RNC Radio house.

In this heart-filled episode, UFC cutwoman Swayze Valentine (@swayzevalentine) lent time to Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) to give an in-depth interview, yet show her personality and be an instantaneous reoccurring guest.

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Valentine dug deep to share the painful parts of her past, both physically and emotionally, to allow her fans and our listeners into her life.

While succeeding in a male-dominated industry, there’s the obvious sexism the Alaskan faced. Valentine, however, went through much bigger obstacles. From a bitter custody battle, to being shunned and complimented by her peers. Valentine persevered, through moose, windows and all, to be on RNC Radio and give you a glimpse into a life that is soon-to-be scripted, if Rizzo’s heart has it’s way.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @RNCRadio or @CombatPress on Twitter, or on Facebook at RNC Radio or Combat Press, and now onYouTube.

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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