The latest episode of Submission Radio is hot off the presses, featuring interviews with Junior sos Santos and Don Frye. Also on the show, Elias Cepeda of Fox Sports joins the roundtable discussion to talk UFC 197, Jon Jones’ return, what’s next for Demetrious Johnson, as well as Conor McGregor and the fiasco surrounding his short-lived “retirement” and removal from UFC 200.
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!
– Junior dos Santos makes his first appearance on the show (at the 28:26 mark) to discuss his big win over Ben Rothwell, why he looked so good compared to his recent fights, the difficulties in his career and what happened in his devastating loss against Alistair Overeem, if he ever considered retirement or questioned his place at the top of the division, the toll the fights with Cain took on him and if he’d like to avenge those losses, moving camps in recent years and finally finding American Top Team, what the win over Ben does for him and how close he is to a title shot, his thoughts on the UFC 198 title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic, rematches with both Werdum and Miocic and why he’d knock Werdum out quickly again, how soon he’d like to return, and heaps more.
– Don Frye makes his return (at the 3:24 mark) to talk about the fiasco surrounding Conor McGregor and UFC 200, whether McGregor asked for too much and if the UFC should put him back on the card, the importance of training before a big fight, how he sees a rematch going between Conor and Nate Diaz, UFC 197 and why the fights disappointed him, Jon Jones returning and beating Ovince Saint Preux, Demetrious Johnson destroying Henry Cejudo and if Don is a Mighty Mouse fan, his Hollywood career and current projects, bizarre fan interactions, and lots more.
– Elias Cepeda (Fox Sports) jumps on (at the 53:25 mark) to chat about MMA’s hot topics, including Benson Henderson’s unsuccessful debut at Bellator 153 against Andrey Koreshkov, the action from UFC 197, and what to make of this “McGregor vs UFC” situation.
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