This week, Submission Radio chats with Luke Rockhold, Bas Rutten, Javier Mendez and Dan Kelly. Also, Damon Martin (FOX Sports) joins the roundtable to discuss MMA’s hot topics. Submission Radio returns this week with another packed episode, featuring interviews with Luke Rockhold, Bas Rutten, AKA head coach Javier Mendez and the big winner from UFC 209, Dan Kelly. Also, Damon Martin (FOX Sports) returns and joins the roundtable discuss to talk Michael Bisping vs. GSP, Tyron Woodley’s PR troubles, Demian Maia’s elusive title shot and more!
As always, the video above features clickable annotations and timestamps, and below is a rundown of what to expect on the episode. We hope you enjoy the show!
Luke Rockhold returns to the program (at 1:26:37 the mark) to discuss:
The state of the middleweight division
Michael Bisping vs. GSP
Who he thinks will win and if he thinks GSP would ever stay at middleweight
His disappointment in the UFC’s decision to hold up the middleweight division
Who he wants next upon his return
Michael Bisping’s comments towards him
Preferring a rematch with Bisping over a title shot
Losing faith in ever fighting Anderson Silva
His knee injury and what his return timeline looks like
His recent trip to Australia and more!
“El Guapo“ Bas Rutten returns to Submission Radio (at the 56:18 mark) to discuss the hot topics in MMA, including:
Michael Bisping vs. GSP and if Bas is a fan of the match-up
Who he’s picking to win and GSP’s long layoff and if it’ll be a factor in the fight
The controversial fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson and who Bas thought won
Tyron Woodley voicing his frustration and what’s next for the welterweight champ
Why Alistair Overeem has been looking so good lately
What to do with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson
Conor McGregor’s next opponent
The new Logan movie
How he overcame his past drug addiction and more!
AKA head coach Javier Mendez stops by (at the 26:53 mark) to discuss:
Khabib Nurmagomedov being forced out of UFC 209
If the fight should be re-booked and if Khabib could be ready in time for UFC 210
How Javier saw Khabib beating Tony Ferguson
Who the tougher fight is between Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor
Khabib’s father wanting Khabib to retire soon
What makes his relationship with Khabib so special
Khabib’s grappling compared to Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier
The new approach to his fighters sparring and argument he’s had with fighters when he tells them they can’t spar
Cain’s injuries and if they’ve changed him as a fighter
When Cain will fight again and who Javier wants to see him face
Daniel Cormier’s upcoming fight against Anthony Johnson and how Javier sees it finishing, and more!
Dan Kelly returns to Submission Radio (at the 4:49 mark) to discuss:
His big win over Rashad Evans at UFC 209
The reaction from his wife and kids and how he celebrated
Getting more recognition and respect from fighters afterwards
What went through his mind as he entered the octagon
His gameplan and what it was like during the fight
Rashad ripping his shorts and what exactly happened
Joe Rogan hilariously asking about his knee brace
Rashad being classy in defeat
How this win washes away some of the regret Dan has about his Judo career and if he ever thought MMA would have that effect on him
Who he wants next and when he’ll fight again.
Damon Martin (Fox Sports) joins the roundtable discussion (at the 1:44:58 mark) to break down the big topics in MMA, including:
Michael Bisping vs. GSP and if the fight makes sense
Who wins and how much of a factor GSP’s layoff and Bisping’s size will be
If Anderson Silva vs. GSP still has value and if we want to see it happen
Tyron Woodley’s promotion issues and fans not getting behind him
Tyron’s next options in terms of opponents
Demian Maia’s elusive title shot and if he’s being mistreated by the UFC
Robert Whittaker vs. Jacare Souza
A big review of the new X-Men movie, Logan!
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