27 July 2014

July 27, 2014

Pride FC and MMA icon Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about everything from Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, his UFC return, fighting Luke Barnatt, Metamoris, Australian fans, to Brazil in the Soccer world Cup. Being the fan favourite that he is, Wanderlei also take the time to answer some questions from his fans, including his favourite fight of all time, fighting in a cage vs fighting in a ring, and describing what it feels like when the cage door closes and he steps into the octagon.

Making his second Submission Radio appearance was 3 time UFC Middleweight Champion and future Hall of Famer Rich “Ace” Franklin. Being one of MMA’s most accomplished fighters, Rich talks about his new role in the Singapore promotion of ONE FC and what it means to be VP of Asia’s largest MMA promotion. Rich also shares his thoughts on the recent controversies involving Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, and Vitor Belfort, as well as PED’s in MMA. Even though Rich has his hands full with ONE FC, he still has one fight left on his UFC contract, and shares his latest thoughts on his last fight. Ever the fan favourite and nice guy, Rich happily answers some fan questions including who hit him the hardest in his career, his favourite knockout, unified rules vs global rules for MMA, the Chuck Liddell fight.

The original Ultimate Fighter and fan favourite, Diego Sanchez stops by Submission Radio to talk about everything from Norman Parke’s Callout, wanting to fight Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor and his hype, fighting on UFC’s Mexico card, his old wrestling heavy style as opposed to his more brawling style, training with Heavyweights at Jackson/Winkeljohn’s, and of course his big trip to Australia to do some seminars and teach Aussie’s the ‘Yes!’ chant. “The Nightmare” also talks about his controversial fight against Ross Pearson, Beef Tartar, and how the Yes chant started. One of the most classy, yet candid guests on Submission Radio, Diego even tells a crazy story about his classic feud with Nick Diaz, which includes Nick throwing a shoe at Diego during the open workouts.

Rounding off the show is a breakdown of the UFC on FOX 12 card, including fights like Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs Rodrigo Nogueira, Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida, Josh Thompson vs Bobby Green, Pat Cummins vs Kyle Kingsbury, and more!

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