Submission Radio returns after a brief holiday break with the first episode of 2016! This week’s show features interviews with Stipe Miocic, Muhammed Lawal, coach Mike Winkeljohn, and MMA FIghting’s Dave Meltzer weighs in on the current hot topics in MMA.
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.
Stipe Miocic returns to the show (at the 5:00 mark) to discuss his destruction of Andrei Arlovski at UFC 195, why yelling at Dana White once wasn’t enough, becoming more popular, scaring Joe Rogan, celebrating and getting way too drunk, if he’s worried that Alistair Overeem will get the next title shot before him, if he’d rather Cain Velasquez or Fabricio Werdum, the UFC debuting in Croatia, pranking fellow fire fighters, purse shopping for his fiance, and lots more.
Coach Mike Winkeljohn, of the famed Jackson/Winkeljohn gym, returns to the program (at the 23:50 mark) to break down the fight between Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler at UFC 195, how these wars affect the fighters, who won the third round, kicks in MMA being underrated, Condit’s talk of retirement and how long it’s been coming, if Carlos will fight again, why Miesha Tate is a dangerous challenge to Holly Holm, Jon Jones’ recent muscle gains and if they’ll slow him down, Jones moving to heavyweight, Alistair Overeem in title contention and if he’ll stay with the UFC, and lots more.
King Mo returns (at the 51:00 mark) to talk about becoming the Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix winner, celebrating New Years eve in Japan, his post-fight callout of Fedor Emelianenko, what he thought of Fedor’s comeback performance, if Fedor will take a step up in competition, why he wants to fight Fedor in Dallas and if he’d return to Japan, running into Jon Jones at UFC 195, his thoughts on Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit, why he’ll never be a UFC fighter, and lots more.
Also on the show, Dave Meltzer shares his in-depth thoughts and insight (at the 1:10:10 mark) on Conor McGregor vs Rafael dos Anjos and Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate being set for UFC 197, how this affects UFC 200, where Ronda Rousey stands in the UFC’s plans, if UFC New York will really happen in April, why UFC stars have more pull than in the past, the possibility of co-promotion between McGregor and the UFC, if Rizin was an overall success, and lots more.
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