The above video is me talking to the Washington Post about Washington Combat's "Battle of the Legends". One small note: Gustavo Machado began his training with Jean Jacques Machado, but is a member of Gracie Barra. It sounds like I'm suggesting Gustavo is related to Jean-Jacques, but he is not. Anyway, on to the show.
The show began by me giving a brief recap of the Washington Combat event that took place in DC. Pedro Rizzo's leg kicks are outrageously painful even at the age of 36. Gary Goodridge, by contrast, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's time for him to stop competing. On a more positive note, Ovince St. Preux looked a tad sloppy but improved and managed to put away Claudio Godoi. I'd also note Novia Uniao's Marcos Galvao's comeback didn't show a hint of ring rust. And James Kimball walks us through the week in MMA with The Opening Bell.
In segment two we took calls on Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery, specifically, talking about the strange judging, poor commentary by the Showtime team, Jacare's improvement, Pat Miletich's acumen at color commentating and much more.
Segment three features my interview with ESPN's Jon Anik, host of ESPN2's MMA Live. We talk to Anik about the development of the show, what kind of internal metrics at ESPN will define success for the show, whether or not MMA Live is too closely associated with or affected by the UFC and plans to take MMA Live on the road.
Segment four is my interview with UWC bantamweight champion Mike "The Hulk" Easton. Easton talks about his controversial win over Chase Beebe, what that fight taught him, how he's worked to improve his wrestling and why he believes he's top 10 in the world at 135lbs. He takes on Ryan "Lion" Diaz on May 22nd at UWC 8.
Segment five we get back to everything Strikeforce with analysis and calls. We talk the ossification of Arlovski, Overeem bullying Rogers like a man bullies a girl, the ballad of Antwain Britt and everything else on the card.