Posted on 19 February 2014 by WNST Audio
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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and “The Ultimate Fighter” winner “Sugar” Rashad Evans is out of his scheduled fight against former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier with a leg injury.
The fight was scheduled for next Saturday’s UFC 170 Pay-Per-View event and slated to be Cormier’s first as a light heavyweight.
Cormier’s reported preference was to fight next Saturday, with some pundits suggesting popular fighter/TV personality Chael Sonnen could take Evans’ place on the card. Sonnen however is already scheduled to face Wanderlai Silva in May in Brazil.
Respected Canadian Mixed Martial Arts journalist “Showdown” Joe Ferraro (SportsNet) had reported that the fight would be moved to Baltimore, but that won’t end up being the case.
Cormier will instead end up fighting UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 next weekend, as announced by the promotion Thursday. A UFC source had previously told WNST.net there was “nothing to” the rumors Evans/Cormier would move to 172.
There has been nothing announced regarding Evans’ next fight, but it appears unlikely it would happen in Baltimore as UFC President Dana White said Thursday the former champ would “need surgery” for his injury.
The UFC 172 card slated for April 26th at the Baltimore Arena remains a loaded card. Light Heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones headlines in a title defense against undefeated Glover Teixeira, while well known fighters like Phil Davis, Anthony Johnson, Jake Ellenberger, Luke Rockhold, Tim Boetsch and more are all scheduled to fight on the first ever UFC card in Charm City.
Tickets are still available for UFC 172 but are expected to sell out in the coming days. The UFC source also told WNST.net the promotion was pleased with how “great” sales have been thus far.
Posted on 05 February 2014 by Glenn Clark
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.
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Posted on 10 January 2014 by WNST Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making a first ever stop in Charm City this Spring with perhaps the biggest fighter in the world on top of the card.
UFC 172 will be held Saturday, April 26th at Baltimore Arena-the promotion announced Friday.
The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight championship fight with Jon “Bones” Jones defending against Brazilian fighter Glover Teixeira-who has won his last 20 fights. Jones has won 10 straight fights, including six defenses of the title he won in March 2011 by defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Jones is the younger brother of NFL Defensive Lineman Arthur Jones-who has played his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens including being a part of the Super Bowl XLVII Championship team last year. Jones is a free agent at the end of the season and many analysts believe he will end up signing elsewhere.
Jon Jones will be defending the title for the first time since a somewhat controversial unanimous decision victory over Alexander Gustafson at UFC 165 in September. He is currently the UFC’s #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world and is viewed as the company’s top star currently after two consecutive losses and a gruesome injury suffered by Anderson Silva as well as the recent retirement of respected champion Georges St. Pierre.
The event will be the first UFC has held in Baltimore, although the company has held successful events just to the north (Philadelphia) and south (Washington). The Baltimore Arena has hosted nine “Shogun Fights” Mixed Martial Arts Promotions and is a regular stop for pro wrestling company WWE, who held a “Monday Night Raw” event there just this past week and will be returning for a similar televised event April 21. The Arena has also recently hosted preseason events for the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards and will host the CAA Basketball Tournament this March.
Shogun Fights-promoted by local former fighter John Rallo-had originally had their 10th event scheduled for April 26th at the Arena. Rallo-who lead the charge for Mixed Martial Arts to be regulated in the state of Maryland in the late 2000′s-announced Friday his promotion would move their event to June 21st and will remain at the Baltimore Arena.
Jon Jones has been a regular fixture in Baltimore since his brother was drafted by the Ravens, appearing regularly at practices and games during the four years. Jones recently did a full media tour of Charm City, stopping at WNST where he punched “The Reality Check Driven by Jerry’s Automotive” host Glenn Clark in the stomach for charity.
You can listen to Jones’ entire interview with Clark and “The Mobtown Sports Beat” host Thyrl Nelson here.
No other fights have been announced yet for the UFC 172 card, which will air live on Pay-Per-View. The promotion has already created a website for the event where they will announce future details.
Tickets for the event will go on sale February 7th, no details on ticket prices have been announced yet.
Posted on 14 November 2013 by Glenn Clark
It was a pleasure for having UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones stop by the Zone Superstore Studios of WNST Thursday during “The Reality Check”.
Jon spent the last couple of days on a media blitz celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary. As part of his stop in Baltimore, he spoke to the Baltimore Ravens at their Owings Mills training facility. Jon’s brother is Arthur Jones-the Ravens DL who is playing very well in 2013. Here are the brothers chatting with the media, courtesy of our own Luke Jones.
After hanging out in Owings Mills, Jon was kind enough to head over to Towson to hang with Thyrl Nelson and I. We talked about a great number of topics, including his older brother’s sack dancing (and twerking?), Richie Incognito, hazing in UFC, his last fight against Alexander Gustafsson, his next fight against Glover Teixeira and so much more. If you missed any of it-take a listen in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here.
After the segment, Jon proved what a true champ he is-as he spent the next 15 minutes or so chatting with listeners that had come with donations to our annual canned good drive-helping to stock the food pantry for SARC in Harford County. Since I had told Jon I had always wanted to know what it felt like to get punched by him, he obliged me right there in the lobby in front of the guests.
As you MIGHT be able to tell from that video, Jon actually didn’t catch me flush on the first shot (although it still hurt like hell), so he wanted another punch. I negotiated with the listeners to get a promise they’d donate more canned goods, so I obliged Jon. This time he wanted to punch me in the stomach. I have absolutely no idea why, but I allowed it.
If I was single, you could bet your ass I’d walk around to every young lady I could find at every establishment in town and ask “Have you ever met a guy who’s taken two punches from the Light Heavyweight Champion of the World?”
Instead, I came home, watched Maryland trudge through a sloppy win and ate some Sun Chips with a few ice bags and a bottle of Ibuprofen.
It was a thrill. A really freaking painful thrill.
Now get us some more canned goods. PLEASE!
Posted on 17 September 2013 by Glenn Clark
Honorable Mention: Soccer: MLS-DC United @ New England Revolution (Saturday 7:30pm from Foxborough, MA live on MLS Direct Kick); College Soccer: Navy @ UMBC (Tuesday 7pm Retriever Soccer Park), UMBC @ Loyola (Saturday 7pm Ridley Athletic Complex); WNBA Playoffs: Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream (Game 1 Thursday TBD from Atlanta live on ESPN2 Game 2 Saturday 7pm from Atlanta live on Monumental Network/NBA TV Game 3 if necessary Monday TBD from Atlanta live on TBD)
10. Willie Nelson & Family (Sunday 7pm Pier Six Pavilion); Imagine Dragons/The Neighbourhood (Friday 6pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Virgin Mobile FreeFest feat. Robin Thicke/Vampire Weekend/MGMT/City & Colour/Avett Brothers (Saturday 12pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Michael Buble (Sunday 8pm Verizon Center); Steely Dan (Friday 7:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Robert Randolph & The Family Band (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head Live), J. Roddy Walston & The Business (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live), Scotty McCreery (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live), Local Natives (Monday 8pm Rams Head Live); Pepper (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Mickey Hart Band (Friday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Hed PE (Sunday 6pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dan Deacon (Saturday 9pm Ottobar); Mint Condition (Thursday 7:30pm Rams Head Center Stage); Yellowcard (Wednesday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Michael Franti & Spearhead (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Jamey Johnson (Sunday 7pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Alt-J (Wednesday & Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club), Stereophonics (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Pet Shop Boys (Thursday 8pm Strathmore); Montgomery Gentry (Saturday postgame Nationals Park); MGMT “MGMT”, Elvis Costello & The Roots “Wise Up Ghost” and Jack Johnson “From Here To Now To You” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)
You may recognize Imagine Dragons as the band that performs EVERY SONG YOU’VE HEARD IN 2013.
I’ve lost so many hairs on my arms to Robert Randolph shows over the years. I could share any number of his songs, but I just learned that he once did “Up On Cripple Creek” with Joe Walsh so that will be the play.
J. Roddy Walston and The Business are the Biz. Ness.
Wait. Elvis Costello and THE ROOTS? Elvis Costello and The Roots.
9. Maryland Wine Festival (Saturday & Sunday Carroll County Farm Museum); Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention (Thursday-Saturday Hunt Valley Wyndham); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Penn Station); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds); “Prisoners” out in theaters (Friday); Erik Griffin (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Dave Attell (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); “World War Z” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); “Grand Theft Auto V” available for XBox360/PlayStation3 (Tuesday)
Is Erik Griffin not coming to you? Are you a Workaholics fan? If not, you should be.
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