Kenda Perez joined Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) to talk about the hype machine around Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz, creepy fans, Dana White and Jason Ellis.

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Perez (@KendaPerez on Twitter and all social media) admits to being a loyal fan of Diaz. She dished her thoughts on the Stockton bad boy’s UFC 196 main event fight against McGregor.


Following the injury to lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who was originally scheduled to fight McGregor, Diaz stepped in on 10 days’ notice to become the talk of MMA. Perez decided that McGregor-Diaz actually has her more interested and explained why.

Perez is a and radio and TV personality, known for hosting The Best of Pride and The Best of WEC on Fox Sports 1. She is also a model and has been featured in Maxim magazine. Perez talked about being in the spotlight and joys and troubles of a fan’s ability to reach her on social media.

While she’s a big fan of the block button, Perez described how White has social media skills that allow him to battle back occasionally with unruly fans. As for Ellis, she talked about her experience doing a weekly spot on his SiriusXM show, and how he talked her into a real exhibition boxing match in October.

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Jason Kelly
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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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