Submission Radio is back with an action-packed show, featuring interviews with Rafael Dos Anjos, Rich Franklin, Ben Rothwell, a breakdown of UFC Sao Paulo, and discussion on Bellator's latest freak show fight announcements.
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.
Ben Rothwell returns to the show (at the 2:55 mark) to talk about his recent experience in Dublin Ireland, his fight falling out against Stipe Miocic, how much the fans helped him and his spirits, Stipe's questionable photo, why he really wants to fight Junior Dos Santos next, being a mixed martial artist as opposed to a fighter, hanging out with Andrei Arlovski in Ireland and Andrei trying to scare him, thoughts on Alistair Overeem getting a title shot before him, looking to take fights more often, not being surprised that Fedor Emelianenko chose tomato cans and money over UFC, and more.
Rafael dos Anjos returns to the show (at the 27:23 mark) to discuss his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 17, Cowboy's steroid allegations against him, why he thinks so many people have accused him of being on PEDs, his eventual move to welterweight, people's excuses for Cain Velasquez losing to Fabricio Werdum, Khabib Nurmagomedov's possible retirement, how the USADA IV ban affects his lightweight career, why he would crush Conor McGregor, and more.
Rich Franklin returns to Submission Radio (at the 47:13 mark) to talk about his life after retirement, how he feels about his last fight being a loss to Cung Le, who he regrets not fighting, how close he came to fighting Anderson Silva for a third time, his conversation with Dana White, if anything can be done to prevent fighter injuries during training, the easy solution to weight cuts, what rules he'd like to see changed in MMA, the new wave of athletes in MMA, his dream fight against Jim Carrey, Vitor Belfort's PR issues, where he knows The Rock from, how often he still trains, crazy staph infections, and lots more.
Also on the show (at the 1:28:45 mark) is discussion on Bellator announcing Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie and Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000, as well as a breakdown of UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo (at the 1:41:25 mark).
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