We’re joined on the Starline by a woman who has spent years in MMA promotion and when everyone else said it would fail, she just fought on. We welcome the founder of Invicta Fighting Championships Shannon Knapp.
Shannon, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You have fought the world to show great entertainment. How has the fight game changed you?
Your upcoming fight card has Jessica “The Queen” Delboni vs Jillian “Lionheart” Decoursey in an atomweight title fight. What makes these two women the best of the best of Invicta?
Now you believe in open scoring, how does the athlete benefit with open scoring? Does an athlete fight harder if they know they are behind a little bit, but hold back if they are ahead big?
Take me back to when you were 19, how have you changed from then to now and what would your mother think of your successes now?
Broadcast live on AXS & Fight Network, Invicta FC’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel talk to me about these great matches for Invicta 49.
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite non MMA sport?
2. One dream that you have can’t wait for it to come true?
3. The one app you use way too much on your phone?
4. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to plan?
5. Favorite way to waste time?
6. Are you good at trivia and what category would you rule at?
7. Shannon, you lead a MMA company. When was the last time you wanted to throw down with someone?
8. Are you being true to yourself every day?
The Back Half:
You’re the only female executive to head a major combat sports organization. What does that honor mean for you and how do you set the stage for future women?
Why are the women in your organization so special to you?
One Big Question:
You believe in safety for your extended family with an open door policy for Invicta. How do you see the future of mental health for MMA athletes?
She loves a good comedy, isn’t good at trivia and wants you to see Invicta 49 on Axs TV. We thank Shannon Knapp for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
Invicta 49 Fight Card:
Atomweight Title: Jéssica Delboni (12-3) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (5-3)
Strawweight: Liz Tracy (7-4) vs. Valesca Machado (9-3)
Flyweight: Kaytlin Neil(5-4) vs. Hannah Guy (4-1)
Flyweight: Helen Peralta (5-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-5)
Bantamweight: Brittney Cloudy (4-4) vs. Montserrat Rendon (4-0)
Strawweight: Nadia Vera (3-0-1) vs. Shauna Bannon (2-0)
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