This week’s Guests on the show include: Tito Ortiz, Michelle Waterson, and Fedor’s longtime manager, friend and M-1 Global Founder Vadim Finkelchtein.
Tito Ortiz returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Liam McGeary at Bellator 142, becoming world champion again, if winning the Bellator Light Heavyweight title would mean as much as when he originally won the UFC title, the direction that Bellator is going in, Ken Shamrock vs Kimbo Slice and the criticism that the fight received, Joe Rogan’s comments and whether or not he thought it was fixed, Conor McGregor’s look and fame, Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg, if Cyborg can make 135, why the fight would be better than Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, the UFC Reebok deal and uniforms, his ex-girlfriend Jenna Jameson’s lawsuit, if he thinks Fedor Emelianenko will sign with Bellator, fighting Fedor, and more.
M-1 Global Founder and longtime manager/friend of Fedor Emelianenko, Vadim Finkelchtein makes an appearance on Submission Radio to talk about the return of “The Last Emperor”. Vadim talks about why Fedor has decided to return, if he can compete with the top heavyweights in the world at this age, the changes Fedor had made while being part of the Russian MMA union, what Fedor looks for in a promotion and which one he may go to, Scott Coker and Bellator, whether or not the past dealings with Dana White will affect Fedor’s chances of being in the UFC, Fedor becoming champion again, Khabib’s Nurmagomedov’s advice to Fedor, the possibility of fighting Randy Couture, M-1 Global’s focus on Europe and why the company has not expanded to America and Australia, Russian fighters and how they compare to UFC fighters, and lots more.
UFC Strawweight and former Invicta Atomweight champion Michelle Waterson makes her first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about her first UFC win at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale against Angela Magana. “The Karate Hottie” talks about her return to the Strawweight division, what it was like leaving Invicta, UFC jitters, close armbars, Angela as a person, how tough the cut was to Atomweight, the new IV ban, possible next opponents, a rematch against Jessica Penne, facing Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who the better striker is, her experience on American Ninja Warrior, Bully Beatdown, Android and Samsung phones, if she had to create an app, and more.
Also on the show is discussion about UFC Fight Night Mir vs Duffee, UFC Fight Night Glasgow and such fights as Frank Mir vs Todd Duffee, Tony Ferguson vs Josh Thompson, Holly Holm vs Marion Reneau, Joseph Duffee vs Ivan Jorge, Evan Dunham vs Ross Pearson, Michael Bisping vs Thales Leites, and more.