I returned to the Sherdog Radio Network today with two much-requested guests on tap. After welcoming listener suggestions for the new year, two names cropped up again and again. So, back by popular demand on Thursday's JBS are Luke Thomas of Bloodyelbow.com and former Sherdog.com editor, now of SI.com, Josh Gross.
Thomas and I renew our prior discussions about new media and MMA, talking about the significance of the Washington Post covering the most recent UFC "Fight Night" offering in Fairfax, the UFC credentialing process and the content of MMA blogs.
Gross and I tackle a slate of fight topics du jour including Brock Lesnar's summer return and the fiasco surrounding Bobby Lashley's Strikeforce debut. Also par for the course: our takes on Frank Mir-Shane Carwin, the immediate future of Fedor Emelianenko, and the nature of weight class changes in MMA.
Also, as we get into the regular swing of things in 2010, I break down the weekend's slate of international MMA from Chicago to Osaka, including Saturday's major pro Shooto card.
Listen to the whole thing here.