Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday to talk all the latest in mixed martial arts. Hosts Matt Bishop and Brent Brookhouse closed the book on Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley, discussing the futures of Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez and expressing some surprise in how quickly everyone is clamoring for super fights. We also discussed the controversial judging in the Gegard Mousasi/Keith Jardine fight and whether Mousasi's point deduction was fair. Then we talked the show's ratings.
We also chatted about the last minute addition of UFC Primetime to the schedule along with talk about Chael Sonnen's potential return, the probable fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson and what exactly the "Meat Monster" is. Matt also called out a commenter for questioning his credibility in a very ridiculous manner.
We had two great guests on the show. First we were joined by Bellator 41 co-headliner Chad Robichaux. He'll be fighting Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky in a non-title affair this Saturday. Robichaux, who had eight tours of duty in Afghanistan, talked about playing the spoiler, as a Bellator champion has yet to lose a non-title fight. We asked him if he was told what would happen should he win:
"I've thought about that a lot and almost everyone I've talked to so far, that's been one of the main questions. I'm going to the one to answer that question. Everybody's wondering because none of these seeded champs have lost in a super fight yet and everybody's wondering what's going to happen, so I'll make sure it gets answered next week. I'm wondering myself. I kind of want to know how they'll handle it. You have to almost assume they expect the guys to lose when they bring these guys in like myself. We're going to see on Saturday because there's no way I'm walking out of there without a win. This is probably the most confident I've ever felt in a matchup. I really know I'm going to walk away with the victory on Saturday night."
We were later joined by MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima, fresh off his first-round TKO of Terry Martin at MFC 29: Conquer last Friday. Lima, Bloody Elbow's No. 4 welterweight prospect, chatted with us about his fight with Martin, how he was motivated to win the fight by knockout and why the pre-fight staredown boosted his confidence. We also found out that Lima's deal with the MFC expired with his win over Martin but his management is currently in negotiations with them.
His brother Dhiego Lima also competed at MFC 29 and won by third-round submission. Since he also is a welterweight, we asked him if he would ever fight his brother.
"No way. There's no money in the world that'd make me fight my little brother. No way, no way, no way. Just in the gym. I'll hit him, he'll hit me. In a fight, though, it gets serious. I'm really trying to hurt somebody. And that's something that'll never happen with him."
"It gets serious (with us in the gym). There's some sparring days where we try to go really hard, but to me it's normal and for us it's normal. It's part of our job. We have to hit each other to make each other better. Sometimes we really go at it, on the ground, try to tap each other, then standing up. It's a good thing. I'm really happy I have my brother as my training partner."
Bloody Elbow Radio returns to the air at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Thursday for another edition of the show. We're expecting to be joined by UFC 129 competitor Vladimir Matyushenko as he prepares for his bout with Jason Brilz.
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