For those that missed last night's show, it was large and in charge.
We started off the event by discussing the cutting of Kimbo Slice from the UFC. My views are well-known on the matter, but others don't necessarily agree. The very esteemable Beau Dure called in and argued Slice should not have been cut. His thoughts here. We also took a ton of calls.
I then interviewed John "The Magician" Dodson as he is set to tangle with Jesse "Mountain Man" Riggleman at UWC 8 on May 22nd (for info and tickets go to UWCMMA.com). As I said on the air, Dodson vs. Riggleman is a superb, superb flyweight fight and one every true MMA fan should take the time to watch. There are very few organizations in North America grooming flyweight talent like the UWC and this is fight of contenders to Pat Runez's title that should not be missed. (Disclosure: I am the color commentator for the UWC). Expect more UWC fighters on the show next week.
I also spoke to UFC lightweight contender and ESPN's MMA Live analyst Kenny "Ken-Flo" Florian. We talked to Florian about everything under the sun: MMA Live's first time doing pre- and post-fight shows, all of the results from UFC 113, gameplanning for Gray Maynard at UFC 118 and his upcoming local seminars/appearance at Washington Combat on May 15th (Disclosure: I'm the color commentator for this Washington Combat event).
Those interviews were followed by a ton of calls. Most folks wondered about the cutting of Paul Daley. I firmly believe part of what's motivating White to jettison Daley from the UFC ranks is the desire to get the sport legalized in Ontario. Were the regulatory environment not so hostile or precarious, it's at least arguable Daley might've not been thrown overboard. Then again, his poor attitude post-fight with Dana White probably would've sealed his fate no matter the regulatory situation.
Last, but certainly not least, we took a few more calls and James Kimball did "The Closing Bell", walking us through the week in mixed martial arts. That included the announcement of Fedor vs. Werdum in June, fights for upcoming UFC PPVs as well as UFC on Versus 2 and Bellator results.
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