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Submission Radio #91: TJ Dillashaw, Stephen Thompson, Ricardo Lamas + UFC 198

This week, Submission Radio chats with TJ Dillashaw, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and Ricardo Lamas. Also on the show is a breakdown of UFC 198.

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Submission Radio is back from a two-week break with an action-packed show, featuring interviews with TJ Dillashaw, Stephen Thompson and Ricardo Lamas, as well as a breakdown of UFC 198.

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!

- TJ Dillashaw returns (at the 53:37 mark) to talk about:

  • his recent trip to Canada to train with Georges St-Pierre at Tristar gym
  • his upcoming fight against Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200
  • why he took the fight and how he feels about not getting the title shot rematch against Dominick Cruz
  • Assuncao's long layoff and why this fight will be different
  • if he's been promised the next title shot
  • having less media duties because he won't be in a main event
  • the recent fiasco with Conor McGregor being pulled from UFC 200
  • Urijah Faber's comments about him and Cruz looking different since USADA stepped in and that he'd smoke TJ
  • Cody Garbrandt saying he'd have words with TJ when he saw him next
  • his celebrity hunting trips and why he's been off social media, and lots more.

- Stephen Thompson returns (at the 27:31 mark) to talk about:

  • his fight against Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89
  • the past that the two share and if it's difficult preparing to fight a friend
  • if he thinks Rory can still be the same fighter after the head trauma he suffered in his war against Robbie Lawler
  • if he thinks Tyron Woodley deserves the next title shot
  • the relief of the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz falling through
  • other contenders in the division like Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz
  • his thoughts on McGregor wanting leeway for media duties
  • why he expects the UFC to do the right thing with his title situation
  • why he'd like to face Conor McGregor when he's the welterweight champion
  • Dragon Ball Z and which UFC fighters represent which DBZ characters, and more.

- Ricardo Lamas returns (at the 4:37 mark) to discuss:

  • his fight against Max Holloway at UFC 199
  • his thoughts on the step up from Diego Sanchez to a contender
  • Holloway's footwork and recent success
  • being counted out and Max overlooking him
  • Holloway not having success against strong wrestlers like himself
  • his thoughts on Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar being for the interim title belt and if it's necessary
  • whether or not Aldo can still be as dominant as before the brutal knockout loss
  • if he feels like the winner of his fight should be next in line for a title shot
  • the UFC using him and Max as a backup in the division
  • why he won't sit out and wait for a title shot
  • Conor McGregor's absence from the featherweight division and if it's frustrating
  • why he doesn't think McGregor deserves leeway for any media duties
  • if he feels he gets the respect he deserves
  • his new exotic pet and the zoo that's accumulating in his home
  • Australian TV shows, and more.

Also, at the (1:19:02 mark), Kacper and Denis break down all the action from UFC 198

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