Jon Franklin is the CEO of Glory Kickboxing, avid combat sports fan and visionary who recently led Glory into a new era as the promotion joins forces with the UFC and UFC Fight Pass for live streaming of their fights. Starting Friday, February 26, live from Chicago, Glory 27 is back with a stacked of kickboxing action as some of the best strikers in the world display their skills.
Jon Franklin interview can be found at 35:15 mark of the episode.
On Episode #36 of the “Going Down Swinging” podcast, Jon Franklin stops by to discuss the recent news that Glory will stream on UFC Fight Pass and air on ESPN as part of a new partnership that will push Glory to a larger audience in the United States. Franklin discusses the details of the Bellator/Spike TV break-up, what their vision is for 2016 and also gives some insight into the upcoming Glory 27 card.
As always, the fellas take a deep dive into the world of MMA and Boxing and give the fans what they need.
In the first part of the show, Bellator talk is hot and heavy as the boys recap the Bellator 149 card, the disastrous outcome and what is next for the promotion.
UFC talk follows as major news hit the promotion this week with the announcement of Rafael Dos Anjos dropping from the highly anticipated UFC 196 card against Conor McGregor. Don’t worry folks, Jerry’s favorite fighting family, the Diaz brothers, stepped in as Nate Diaz gets the nod on 10 days notice to face the nearly flawless Conor McGregor. The “209” talk is at its peak on this episode folks.
Lastly, the fellas are happy to announce that they will be cageside at Epic Fighting on Friday alongside Chris “The Crippler” Leben and Jeff Glover for some live MMA commentary. We will be calling the fights and doing some amazing color commentary alongside two legends of the local San Diego MMA scene. Check out Epic Fighting online at http://www.epicfighting.com or join the event by stopping by the Four Points Hotel in Kearny Mesa. Doors open at 6pm.
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