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Submission Radio #106: Stephen Thompson, Luke Rockhold, Cris Cyborg, Damon Martin

This week, Submission Radio chats with Stephen Thompson, Luke Rockhold and Cris Cyborg. Also, Damon Martin (Fox Sports) discusses UFC Belfast, UFC Sao Paulo, Fedor vs. Mitrione, GSP at Bellator, what's next for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and more.

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Submission Radio returns with a fun show and a stacked lineup, featuring interviews with Stephen Thompson, Luke Rockhold and Cris Cyborg. Also, Damon Martin (Fox Sports) joins the roundtable discussion to break down UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2, UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2, Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione being set for Bellator 172, and some takeaways from UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor!

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!

- Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson returns to Submission Radio (at the 35:54 mark) to discuss:

  • His welterweight title fight against Tyron Woodley at UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
  • The awkward moment when Bruce Buffer corrected the fight result
  • If he thought he did enough to win
  • Why Tyron had so much success against him compared to his more recent opponents
  • What he learned and why he'll win the rematch
  • If Dana White or the UFC have confirmed that the rematch will take place
  • Conor McGregor eyeing a fight against Tyron for the welterweight title
  • His thoughts on Conor McGregor's performance against Alvarez and his chances at welterweight
  • The reaction from the students at his karate school
  • Chris Weidman's brutal loss against Yoel Romero, and more!

- Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returns to the program (at the 4:22 mark) to discuss:

  • His recent injury that forced him to withdraw from his fight against Rondaldo 'Jacare' Souza at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson
  • Why he might be out for longer than expected
  • Who he wants upon his return
  • Chris Weidman losing devastatingly to Yoel Romero in New York
  • Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero
  • AKA teammate Khabib Nurmagoedov's dominant victory over Michael Johnson at UFC 205
  • How a fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov would go
  • McGregor eyeing a fight against Tyron Woodley for the welterweight belt, and more!

- Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg returns (at the 18:55 mark) to discuss:

  • What's next for her career and what weight she'll be fight at next
  • If her next fight will be in the UFC or Invicta FC
  • If she'll ever make the brutal cut to 140 ever again
  • If she's spoken to Dana White or the UFC about bringing in a 145 pound women's division or defending her Invicta belt in the UFC
  • Miesha Tate retiring from MMA after her loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205
  • Ronda Rousey taking on Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 for the bantamweight title instead of facing her
  • Who wins, and Rousey potentially retiring with a loss
  • If the superfight will ever happen
  • Her training in Thailand, the holiday season and more!

- Damon Martin (Fox Sports) returns (at the 58:46 mark) to join the roundtable discussion and discuss:

  • If Conor McGregor is likely to fight before May and who his next opponent will be
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson and if they'll ever get their title shots
  • how Khabib can become an even bigger star
  • What this means for McGregor's 145 belt and the featherweight division
  • The rematch between Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall at UFC Belfast
  • What's next for both men
  • Claudia Gadalha beating Cortney Casey at UFC Sao Paulo
  • The controversial head kick
  • Ryan Bader's brutal destruction of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • What's next for Ryan Bader's career and if he stays in the UFC or goes over to Bellator
  • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione being officially set for Bellator 172
  • Georges St-Pierre hanging out backstage at Bellator 165 and if he would ever sign with the promotion, and more!

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