Submission Radio #58 Tito Ortiz, Vadim Finkelchtein, Michelle Waterson + UFC Glasgow

On July 19, 2015 By

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.

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2 Responses to Submission Radio #58 Tito Ortiz, Vadim Finkelchtein, Michelle Waterson + UFC Glasgow

  1. TrenFight says:

    Fedor is not a commitment to M-1. Vadim is not the Manager of Fedor. There is a big chance that Fedor will fight in the ufc.
    But suddenly Vadim could again be involved in the game and spoil everything .

    • Kacper Rosolowski & Denis Shkuratov Kacper Rosolowski & Denis Shkuratov says:

      Co-promotion seemed like it may have been the biggest factor in the past for Fedor not signing with the UFC, but now that Vadim has stated that he is not interested in co-promotion, there’s a good chance that negotiations would go much smoother. Vadim also seems hopeful that fedor ends up in the UFC. After all the negative things that Dana has had to say about Fedor and M-1 he’s still a business man, so you would think that he wouldn’t want Fedor going to Bellator. The UFC allegedly picked up Cro Cop just so that Bellator wouldn’t get him, and Fedor would be a way bigger draw. So you’ve gotta think that the UFC will at least try and sign him. Our best guess is Bellator or the UFC, with an M-1 fight first. WSOF at this point doesn’t have the HW division for Fedor other than an Ivanov fight which would be interesting because of their Sambo history.

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