What a year its been for IFL Middleweight fighter Benji Radach. After suffering a devastating jaw injury in a loss to Chris Leben in 2004, Radach disappeared from the world of MMA for almost three years. Then, just nine months ago, he reappeared in the International Fight League and proceeded to go on a four fight winning streak.
Radach (16-3-0, 1 NC) enters the IFL Grand Prix as the number one ranked Middleweight and many pundits even have him slotted as one of the ten best Middleweights in the world. I spoke to his opponent in this Saturday’s GP Semifinals, Brent Beauparlant, but I was curious to hear about how Radach is dealing with the pressure of rising up the Middleweight rankings so quickly and if he truly believes his string of success will last through the first-ever IFL Grand Prix. Oh, and for anyone who believes one can’t apply the lessons learned inside a ring or cage to their everyday life listen to Radach’s story on how he foiled a robbery attempt with the help of some ground-and-pound.
Benji Radach – 11/01/07