38. The Boogeyman Cometh: Rakim Cleveland Interview

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On June 6, Rakim “The Boogeyman” Cleveland will enter the cage and fight in the PFL light heavyweight tournament. His intentions are focused on winning the tournament and cashing the elusive million dollar check.

Currently training out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek Fl, Mr. Cleveland, a former college football standout, took some time out of his training camp to bless us with this interview.

In this episode of the podcast, The Boogeyman talks about transitioning from football to MMA, training at American Top Team, and the mindset it takes to be on top.

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Music: The Alchemist

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36. Cyrus Washington On The Come-Up

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Cyrus Washington is a Michigan born Muay Thai and Lethwei fighter who has competed all over the globe against the most dangerous martial artists in the world.

This past July, Mr. Washington sustained his biggest injury when he was shot several times in the abdomen while trying to break up a fight at a night club.

 

In this episode of the podcast, Cyrus and I talk about his recovery, Muay Thai, Lethwei, MMA, living in Thailand and much more.

Enjoy.

Song: G.O.D Part III; by Mobb Deep

 

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35. Muay Thai Ambassador Matt Lucas

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Matt Lucas is an American author who has dedicated his adult life the art of Eight Limbs. Today the expatriate resides in Thailand where he continues to push and promote Thai Boxing all over the world.

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Matt Lucas talks about moving to Thailand, fighting, writing, and living life on his own terms.

Check out Matt’s book, The Boxer’s Soliloquy on Amazon and all platforms where books are sold.

 

Song: The Genesis Of The Omega; by Sean Price.

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31.Chasing The White Lotus With Alex Banchamek

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Alex Banchamek Bublea is a Romanian kick boxer who left his cozy life in England to pursue his passion in Thailand. Alex now trains and fights out of the Buakaw Village under the watchful eye of the most popular Thai Boxer in the world, Buakaw Banchamek.

With over a hundred fights, Alex is determined to become the best striker on the planet.

On this Episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Alex talks about following his purpose, going through the ridiculous and most rigorous work out ever, leaving the Western world behind, and training alongside Buakaw and the rest of his teammates.

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Music: French Blends 2, by The Alchemist

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30. Undefeated Jordan Young Interview

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Jordan Young is the archetypal MMA prospect. He’s articulate, ambitious, and undefeated with a 10-0 record. The Bellator fighter is a submission machine with some solid striking. Training out of American Top Team headquarters in Coconut Creek Florida, Young has all the tools to rule the light heavyweight division.

On this episode, Jordan Young talks about the fight game, training at ATT, fighting for Bellator, and much more.

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Music: Take Over; by Jay-Z

 

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28. Grappling With Thomas Keenan

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Thomas Keenan is an elite Brazilian jiu jitsu player. In 2017, when he was a brown belt,  Keenan won the world famous ADCC tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Now as a black belt, TK is set on achieving more glory on the mats,  in the cage, and through the growing list of students that he is coaching.

No stones are left unturned in this episode of the Catching Wreck podcast.  TK and I talk grappling, MMA, mental warfare and much more.

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Music: Freaky Styley, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

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