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Submission Radio UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre Preview Show

This week’s episode is all about UFC 217, and Submission Radio are joined by Dan Hardy, Jake Shields, Robin Black, John Morgan, Sean Sheehan, Danny Segura and New York Ric to preview the action!

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Submission Radio returns this week with a fun episode focused previewing this weekend’s highly anticipated UFC 217 card, featuring three title fights and a huge stack of other fun match-ups!

Dan Hardy makes his first appearance on Submission Radio (at 1:21:27) to discuss:

  • Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
  • His own experience fighting GSP and what might surprise Bisping when he fights "Rush"
  • His time sparring against Bisping and who has the edge on the feet
  • If GSP's timing and takedowns will still be as effective after the long layoff
  • If GSP really could've re-invented himself while away from competition
  • GSP’s mindset and claiming he'll retire if he loses to Bisping
  • What GSP's likely plans are after this fight
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas

Robin Black jumps on the program (at 33:10) to break down:

  • Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw
  • Their complex footwork
  • Why Garbrandt had so much success against Dominick Cruz
  • Dillashaw's grappling and what he has to do in order to beat Cody
  • Both fighters’ mindsets after such a long and personal rivalry
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas and if Rose brings any threats that Joanna hasn’t seen yet
  • Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
  • His time spent training with GSP and why the concerns over GSP's lack of speed are unwarranted.

John Morgan (MMA Junkie) helps break down and predict the big fights from UFC 217, including the hot match-ups on the prelims (at 6:10)!

Tommy Toe Hold interviews "GSP" ahead of his big UFC 217 fight against Michael Bisping (at 59:58).

Former GSP opponent, Jake Shields returns (at 1:02:01) to talk about:

  • Helping Georges St-Pierre prepare for Michael Bisping
  • If it was weird helping GSP considering they fought in the past
  • How it came together and Michael Bisping originally wanting Shields to help him
  • Who's stronger out of GSP and Bisping
  • How much of a factor GSP's grappling game will be in the fight
  • If he expects GSP to target Conor McGregor afterwards
  • How Conor McGregor's Jiu Jitsu would stack up against Tony Ferguson's
  • His own grappling career, the change from WSOF to PFL, how much longer he wants to keep fighting for, and more!

Sean Sheehan is joined by MMA Fighting's Danny Segura and New York Ric to officially announce the MMA media FIFA championship, give their statements and also give predictions for UFC 217's three title fights!

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