Submission Radio #50 TJ Dillashaw, Elias Theodorou, John Makdessi + UFC Fight Night Manila

On May 17, 2015 By

This week’s Guests on the show include: UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, Elias Theodorou & John Makdessi

UFC Bantamweight TJ Dillashaw returns to Submission Radio to discuss the rematch against Renan Barao at UFC on Fox 16, if he’ll be relieved when the saga is finally over, Barao’s comments on calling Dillashaw a “Joker” and not respecting him as a champion, what kind of improvements he’s made in the last year, thoughts on the rematch being booked so many times and dragging out, what exactly was the injury that sidelined him, if he’d contemplated fighting with his injury, how he sees the fight playing out this time, UFC champions not fighting as much as when they were contenders, how he sees the Conor Mcgregor vs. Jose Aldo fight playing out, if he’d be interested in a champion vs champion fight at featherweight, movie recommendations from Joseph Benavidez, and more.

Elias Theodorou makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his life as an MMA Fighter and Model, how his two careers mix, what would happen if his face got damaged or he got a scar from fighting, his experience from The Ultimate Fighter, Sam Alvey’s call out and if he’ll take him up on a hair vs hair match, how he sees the fight playing out, Sam’s smile, Ed Herman, his plans for his 27th birthday, and more.

John Makdessi also makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Donald Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 187. “The Bull” also talks about his come from behind win over Shane Campbell at UFC 186, how he feels about fighting on back to back pay per views, how he actually got the fight against Cerrone, how he feels about fighting on a card with names such as Daniel Cormier, Anthony Rumble Johnson, Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, how he sees the fight playing out, if he believes the first round will be key to finishing Cerrone, training with Cowboy in Jackson’s Winkeljohn’s and his advantages over him, where a win over Cowboy puts him in the division, his Taekwondo background

Also on the show is discussion about our experience at UFC Adelaide, as well as UFC Fight Night Manila and such fights as Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber, Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philipou, Mark Munoz vs Luke Barnatt, Neil Magny vs. Hyun Gyu Lim, and more.

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