Where did this show come from, how did the hosts get their start and what the hell is going on with the UFC?

On this episode of Rear Naked Choke Radio, hosts Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) fill you in!

Audio available for download on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio


While chatting about upcoming fights and UFC news, Kelly and Rizzo went in depth about the beginnings of RNC Radio, MMA DieHards, doing things before they were popular and what makes them still tick today. They also discussed some of their other favorite podcasts and reporters in the sport and what they expect to see from them in the future.

In closing, there was an intense, yet thoughtful, talk about the age-old topic that is MMA judging. While Rizzo thinks he may be on to something, Kelly doesn’t have an answer and was hesitant to complain about a subject he has no solution for.

Fun was had, knowledge was dropped, therefore you should listen.

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.

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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