Fighters

Episode 92 – Knights of the Round Table

This is it! One of our biggest podcasts to date!

Recorded at the 2019 TBA Classic Muay Thai World Classic in Des Moines, Iowa, Vinny and Eric sit down with a few of the top coaches in the US; Bryan Dobler of Double Dose Muay Thai, Bryan Popejoy of Boxing Works, Danny Brandt of Dan’s Gym, Pete Peterson of the TBA and Roundkick Gym, Stephen Strotmeyer of Pittsburgh Muay Thai, Patrick Rivera of Valor Training Center, Sean Madden of Easton Training Center, and last but not least USMF President, Michael “Chase” Corley of Heritage Muay Thai.

It was a late night round table discussion with some of the top Muay Thai minds in America after a long day of Muay Thai fights. We go all in on the growth of Muay Thai in America…somewhat unfiltered. Enjoy!

Episode 87 – Scott MacKenzie

In this episode, we speak with IFMA Pan-American Gold Medalist and Canadian Pro Muay Thai fighter, Scott “Smash” MacKenzie. Scott has been on an absolute tear as of late in his Muay Thai career and will soon be facing his biggest test as he makes his professional debut versus Naruepol Fairtex at Triumphant 7 on April 13th.

We discuss Scott’s recent change of fight camp and how it has helped his game, his journey so far in Muay Thai, the Canadian Muay Thai scene, and we also discuss Scott’s staunch defense of the Canadian craft beer scene, Celine Dion, the Canadian National Anthem and more.

Episode 84 – Mark Beecher

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast we speak with Mark “The Hyena” Beecher. Mark is without a doubt a straight shooter who is brutally honest and well…likes to talk a little shit and drop some “Beecherisms” from time to time.

But his dedication, knowledge, and passion for Muay Thai is without question so he feels very strongly about protecting the sports integrity and toughness and does not want to see it get watered down. Also, if you are one of those “no touch knockout” masters…Mark would like to fight you. You know, just to test a theory. Enjoy!

Episode 79 – Gaston “Dreamkiller” Bolaños

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny once again speak with Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and soon to be MMA star, Gaston “Dreamkiller” Bolaños. Gaston is undeniably one of the top Muay Thai fighters and Kickboxers in the US. However, he explains that as a competitor he also wanted to try his hand at MMA. A decision that leads him to a current record of 3-1 in Bellator MMA along with earning 2018’s Knockout of the Year for the organization. The guys discuss Gaston’s plans to compete in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA. His recent appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, his hopes for Muay Thai’s growth in the US, and much more! Enjoy!

Episode 78 – Bekah Irwin & Michael “Chase” Corley

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric & Vinny speak with 3x IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championship gold medalist, Bekah Irwin. At only 17 years old Bekah already has a string of high-level accomplishments in the sport of Muay Thai. Her incredibly focused and quiet determination is one thing that stood out the most in this episode. Bekah wins because she absolutely must and because the thought of anything other than winning is something she will not tolerate. Her determination coupled with the coaching of USMF President and Heritage Muay Thai owner, Michael “Chase” Corley are part of the reason for her success. The guys discuss IFMA, Bekah’s “Killer Instinct”, marketing yourself on social media, and much more on this podcast. Enjoy!

Episode 77 – Daniel & Tierra Brandt

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, we sit down with USMF and Dan’s Gym coach, Daniel Brandt as well as his daughter, 2018 IFMA gold medalist Tierra Brandt. We discuss Daniel’s start in Muay Thai, coaching for the USMF, and the success of the USMF Junior Team’s recent success at the 2018 IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championships. We also talk with Tierra about her love of Muay Thai, her fights at IFMA and earning one of the 8 gold medals for Team USA as well as discussing what it is like as having your dad as your coach. We had a great time speaking with them and they share plenty of their knowledge, experience, and excitement for the future of Muay Thai in America. Enjoy!