On this episode of Majority Draw Radio, hosts Ryan McKinnell and Danny Acosta talk with UFC 169 headliner Urijah Faber, alongside his cardmates Al Iaquinta and Tom Watson, and UFC flyweight Danny Martinez.
Faber steps in to discuss fighting former foe and current 135-pound kingpin Renan Barao on three weeks notice. “The California Kid” explains the task ahead in detail, how much it would mean to him to become a two-division champion in the sport, and how he feels like there’s plenty to left to accomplish in the UFC at 34 years old.
Former TUF Live finalist Al Iaquinta shares what’s in the water at the Serra-Longo gym that’s causing their success, representing “Strong Island” New York in the lightweight division, and what arc he expects his young career to take on in 2014.
British middleweight Tom Watson reveals how he got started in bare-knuckle fights as a youngster, reflects on his time in the English fighting circuit, and what adjustments he made in order to compete on the UFC circuit.
Alliance MMA’s flyweight standout Danny Martinez rounds out the show with an incredible journey of waiting six years to get called up into the UFC. From living in the gym and teaching kids all day to training with champions like Dominick Cruz and Michael Chandler, Martinez admits he is an emotional fighter with a lot stake at 125-pounds, where he plans to leave a serious mark in the years to come.