Quick Interviews With
Quick Interviews with
BJ Penn & Gil Castillo
At IFC Warrior’s Challenge XV
By Roberto Martinez
BJ Penn was at IFC XV this past weekend to support Paul Buentello who trained for his fight at the American Kickboxing Academy. BJ was kind enough to answer a few quick questions.
FCF: How many more fights before you get a title shot?
FCF: Where are you training now?
FCF: What happened with you and John Lewis?
Gil Castillo was on hand at the IFC Warrior’s Challenge XV on Friday to support four local guys as well as receive his IFC Welterweight belt. Gil is set to face Dave Menne at UFC 33 in Las Vegas on September 28th. He took some time out and answered a few questions I had.
FCF: Where do you train?
FCF: What is your opinion of Dave Menne?
FCF: Many people have never heard of you and don’t feel you deserve a title shot in the UFC. What do you say to that?
FCF: Did you sign a contract with the UFC?
FCF: How did your guys do tonight?
FCF: What can fans expect come September 28th?
FCF: Anything else you’d like to say?
From John Petrilli (RITC Writer/Statistician):
RITC XXX – "Live and Barely Legal"
Date: Wednesday September 26, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 6:00 PM, Fight Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Ringside Tickets: $20
General Admission: $15
Rage in the Cage is heating up again!! Todd Medina’s Freestyle Fight Team will once again travel from California to compete in RITC. Team Reno, from Nevada, will also be coming to town to challenge Team BRAUSA (Edwin Dewees, Farrell Frisby, Shawn Upshur, James Upshur, Ryan Roath, Mike Berardi) and the rest of Arizona’s finest combat fighters. The undercard will also feature some Toughman bouts.
Super Heavyweight Main Event:
Rage in the Cage is returning after a 3-month absence for its 7th show of the year. Reduced admission prices are in effect for RITC XXX. Don’t miss this event !!
Fight Card subject to change.
Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com
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