You may have heard Jesse Finney's crimefighting story last month. But starting this weekend, listeners of 101 ESPN WXOS Radio will have a chance to hear the retired kickboxer every weekend.
Finney owns Finney’s MMA/All In 1 Fitness in Crestwood, and along with Chad Range, will host "MMA Hit Squad” Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program will "preview upcoming fights, talk to fan favorites, and give the thousands of fans in St. Louis - one of America’s premiere fight towns - a place that feeds their love of this hybrid of boxing, wrestling, jujitsu, and other fight disciplines," according to a release from the radio station.
Finney told Knuckle Junkies that they will also dedicate air time to getting youths interested in martial arts.
Finney, who lives in Crestwood, is an experienced kickboxer, with a kickboxing record of 23–0, a boxing record of 8–2, an amateur MMA record of 4-0, and a professional MMA record of 6–1.
He rose to national fame last month for his efforts to detain a man attempting to steal several bottles of vodka from a Crestwood grocery store.
Finney and his staff also train St. Louis residents on several martial arts styles. In fact, a Finney's-trained professional MMA fighter will duke it out on national television next week on "The Ultimate Fighter."
The MMA-themed program starts Jan. 19. The Wednesday press release confirmed that a hockey program co-hosted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues Beat Writer Jeremy Rutherford and St. Louis Blues Play-By-Play Announcer John Kelly would start this Sunday.
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