Well, it happened again.
If you’ll recall-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones stopped by the WNST studios last fall to help us raise canned goods during our annual drive to benefit an area charity-this time SARC in Harford County.
When he came in, he decided that in order to raise some more canned goods-it would be appropriate to punch me in the stomach. Because I’ve never been accused of being particularly intelligent, I obliged.
Flash forward to Wednesday. JBJ returned to the studio after we had seen him last Friday in New York ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII. When we saw him, Jones requested that we raise more canned goods (and boy did WNST listeners come through in a very quick turnaround) and later asked that I participate in another stunt.
(If you missed Wednesday’s segment Jon did with Thyrl & I on “The Mobtown Sports Beat” on WNST, check it out here in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault at WNST.net.)
Jones requested that this time I take a kick to the leg.
For some inexplicable reason (or mostly because I remain touched and humbled by the kindness shown to the WNST community by the pound for pound greatest fighter in the world and “The Baddest Man on the Face of the Planet”), I acquiesced.
And now I can say I have been punched AND kicked by the champ.
If in your sick and twisted mind you’re thinking to yourself “man, I’d really like to see a more direct look at you being taken out at the thigh, Glenn”; you’re in luck!
Yeah, he didn’t miss.
So I’ll be spending Thursday morning icing down my thigh and hobbling back into Towson to prepare for the next show. I’ve got a much better idea for how you should spend your Thursday morning.
Jones was in town promoting UFC 172, which goes down April 26 at the Baltimore Arena. He’ll be defending the belt against rising fighter Glover Teixeira (and don’t we just love booing Teixeira in Baltimore?) as the main event on a stacked card for the first ever UFC event in Baltimore.
Tickets for the event go on-sale to the general public Friday morning and will almost certainly be gone QUICKLY. But you can grab yours up Thursday thanks to a partnership between WNST, the Baltimore Arena and UFC.
Head to this Ticketmaster link Thursday morning at 10am (or until 9am Friday) to purchase your tickets using the special password “UFCRADIO”. (All caps.)
If you’d like, you can even tell your friends via social media, text, etc.
This is one of the more significant sporting events to have come to our city in some time and we’re giving you the chance to guarantee you’ll be a part of it. You don’t even have to take a nasty leg kick from Jon Jones in order to take advantage of the opportunity.
Don’t be the guy who wonders what it would have been like to be a part of the event after it happens. Be the guy bragging about what an awesome time you had at one of the coolest events you’ll ever have the chance to take in here in Baltimore. Get your tickets FIRST THING Thursday morning.
And thanks again to those who brought canned goods. And to Jon Jones for his charming hospitality and continuous participation in our charitable endeavors.
But no more punches or kicks the next time. I beg you.