This week’s Guests on the show include: Tito Ortiz, Jon Fitch, Michelle Waterson.
Tito Ortiz returns to Submission Radio to discuss his devastating loss to Liam McGeary at Bellator 142: Dynamite, how surprised he was when Liam locked in the inverted triangle, whether he thought he was on his way to becoming a world champion again, how the loss affects his career plans and if he will go ahead with his final Bellator fight, Phil Davis as a possible opponent and him as a threat to McGeary’s title, fighting Frank Shamrock in a rematch, Fedor Emelianenko’s decision to sign with Nobuyuki Sakikabara’s new Japanese MMA promotion, if Fedor is really the GOAT, if he would fight Fedor on the new year’s eve card, ways to improve Bellator PR, Nick Diaz’s suspension Jon Jones’ return to MMA and getting his life together, Cris Cyborg’s drop to 140 and if she can eventually make 135, Holly Holm’s chances against Ronda at UFC 193, and more.
Jon Fitch makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his big fight against Yushin Okami at WSOF 24, Yushin’s drop to welterweight despite being so big at middleweight and if he’s worried that he won’t make weight, who has the better grappling, his new fighting system he’s been working on, main-eventing the card despite there being a title on the line that night, if Rousimar Palhares should ever fight again, fighting Jake Shields for the vacant WSOF welterweight belt, his ongoing lawsuit against the UFC and what the outcome will mean for MMA and fighters, the difference between an MMA union and an association, getting rid of exclusive fighter contracts, loving the UFC but never wanting to fight for ZUFFA again, his current treatment at WSOF as opposed to the UFC, NSAC’s abuse of power in handling Nick Diaz’s suspension, being a medical Marijuana activist and why weed is better than pharmaceutical pain killers, if Marijuana is really a PED, the current fight revolution in MMA, and more.
Michelle Waterson returns to Submission Radio to talk about her fight against Tecia Torres at UFC 194, her reaction to fighting on such a big card, why there’s less pressure than when she fought at the TUF finale, why Tecia shouldn’t go to the ground with her, their Karate styles and why she has the tools to neutralize Tecia’s game, being the first person to break Tecia’s undefeated record, self promotion and if she’ll call out the champ after a win at UFC 194, whether she feels ready to fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk or wants to get more comfortable in the division, her predictions for Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo and Chris Weidman vs Luke Rokchold, if she’d let her daughter become an MMA fighter, Angela Magana’s bladder failing her in their fight, her recent trip to Costa Rica, ridiculous dating phone apps, and more.
Also on the show is discussion on Johny Hendricks missing weight and failing to fight Tyron Woodley, Julianna Pena claiming women should be paid more than male fighters, and fights such as Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson, Ryan Bader vs Rashad Evans, Ruslan Magomedov vs Shawn Jordan, Joseph Benavidez vs Ali Bagautinov, Julianna Peña vs Jessica Eye, Yair Rodríguez vs Dan Hooker, Albert Tumenov vs Alan Jouban, and Sage Northcutt debuting against Francisco Trevino.