Episode 132

Streetbeefs Scrapyard


October 12th, 2020

1 hr 14 secs

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About this Episode

This time, the guys get the chance to talk with Steve Hagara, founder of Streetbeefs Scrapyard. Streetbeefs Scrapyard is the Pacific Northwest backyard fight organization located in Gig Harbor. It’s a branch of the largest backyard fight group in the USA, Streetbeefs, created in 2008. Steve brought Streetbeefs concept “Guns Down, Gloves up!” to the PNW this year, hosting their latest match last month.

01:23 – Scott introduces Steve, Brogan talks about going back to his stomping grounds, and Justin shares their new setup where listeners can tune in during their live recording and add comments in real time. They talk about games GCP listeners can play, they wish Jeff a Happy 50th, and Steve shares how he got started with Streetbeefs. He talks about building the ring in his backyard, scheduling the fights, and joining ventures with Streetbeefs.

16:09 – Steve talks about the “Guns Down, Gloves Up” concept behind Streetbeefs, they talk about how respectful the fighters are, and Brogan talks about the different skill levels in the ring. Steve discusses his competition in the MMA, Justin and Brogan talk about being involved in Tae Kwon Do, and Steve shares why he does not want to turn it into an MMA type environment. He talks about the upcoming event, the number of fights at his recent events, and his want to get it to the same level as the Streetbeefs happening in California.

30:27 – Steve shares how the GCP guys can get Scrapyard t-shirts, talks about the production setup for the events, and the interviews he’s been including at the end of the fights. Jeff comments on his like of the rawness of the fights, Steve shares the open invite he has out to anyone who wears a Sasquatch outfit, and Brogan talks about how excited he was to go back home when they went to the fight. He talks about his recent trip with his wife to Port Townsend, the wineries and beer shops they hit up while there, and shares how Port Townsend came to be.

45:00 – Steve talks about where his fighter name Fire Chicken came from, Brogan talks about the number of Cosmic Bottles Founders Mugs left, and his “Free Ice for Life” gimmick. Justin shares the great note they got from a listener that gave them props for one of their past Norwescon episodes, how the listener found GCP, and Justin and Brogan close out the episode reflecting on the Nibbles and Bites game store in Tacoma back in the 90’s.

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