The Shogun Fights 3 event this month saw some very special guests, including WEC and soon-to-be UFC fighters Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia, "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone and Mike Brown. Garcia took a few minutes at the event to speak with Baltimore Sun MMA blogger Kevin Richardson for the paper's MMA blog, MMA Stomping Grounds.
Kevin asks Garcia about several different things, including his thoughts on fellow Mexican-American Cain Velasquez defeating Brock Lesnar for the UFC Heavyweight Title and Garcia's much-celebrated fight earlier this year with "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung.
I have had the pleasure to spend some time with Kevin at the last two Shogun Fights and enjoy reading his blog. He does an excellent job covering MMA and breaking it down for the local audience. It was also exciting to see some UFC guys donate their time to MMA in Maryland.
Garcia, Cerrone and Brown appear to be friends with Shogun Fights founder John Rallo, which can only stand to benefit Maryland MMA. Hopefully the trio can get in the ear of UFC President Dana White and tell him of the burgeoning MMA market in Maryland and how a UFC event in our state is long overdue.