Will Dana White be in attendance at Global Warriors 3?

Global Warriors president Garnet Ace, lightweight title challenger Alex Ricci and featherweight Jo Petahtegoose joined Rear-Naked Choke Radio host Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) and guest co-host Alex Gasson (@PeckingClaw) to discuss Global Warriors 3 and why the UFC president should be in attendance.

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Global Warriors 3 takes place May 28 at the Brantford Civic Centre in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and the event features a plethora of Ontario mixed martial artists.

Ace (@GarnetAce), being the president of Ontario’s most active professional MMA promotion, is trying to revive the sport in the province. He spoke about his efforts to get UFC president Dana White to bring Nick The Tooth and Matt Serra to Global Warriors 3 for an episode of Dana White Lookin’ for a Fight, and also what activities the trio could partake in besides the event. Ace explained how the support from the  most powerful man in MMA would help the Ontario MMA scene and why GW3 is the perfect event for them to witness.

Ricci (@AlexRicciMMA) meets Kyle Prepolec at Global Warriors 3. Ricci defeated Prepolec at Global Warriors 2 via unanimous decision in May 2015, but this time there is a vacant lightweight title on the line. Ricci talked about his motivation ahead of this fight and explained why he’s been out of competition for nearly a year before competing in April. The M1 Thai Boxing owner also spoke about his readiness for the UFC.

Petahtegoose (@JoGooseMMA) has been competing in combat sports and martial arts for 14 years. He began his MMA career in 2009, but has not competed since 2012. After addressing some personal issues, Petahtegoose is fully dedicated to conquering his UFC goal. He spoke about his move from Tilbury, Ontario to Windsor, Ontario , where he is a member of the Maximum Training Canter and plans on showing off the improvements against Dave Hale at Global Warriors 3.

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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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