Submission Radio #72 Rich Franklin, Rafael Dos Anjos, Ben Rothwell + UFC Sao Paulo

On November 8, 2015 By

This week’s Guests on the show include: Rich Franklin, Ben Rothwell, Rafael Dos Anjos.

Rafael Dos Anjos returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Donald Cowboy Cerrone at UFC on Fox 17. The UFC lightweight champion talks about Cowboy’s steroid allegations against him, why he thinks so many people have accused him of being on PEDs, people’s excuses for Cain Velasquez losing to Fabricio Werdum, what his motivation is for facing Cowboy a second time, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s possible retirement and not avenging the loss, his eventual move to welterweight, how the USADA IV ban affects his lightweight career, the worst weight cuts of his career, Conor McGregor’s taunts at the UFC Go Big press conference, why he would crush Conor McGregor, and more.

Rich Franklin returns to Submission Radio to talk about his life after retirement, why he decided to retire, how he feels about his last fight being a loss to Cung Le, who he regrets not fighting, how close he came to fighting Anderson Silva for a third time, his job at ONE Championship and how much it had to do with his retirement, his conversation with Dana White, if anything can be done to prevent fighter injuries during training, the brutal conditions before some of his fights, the easy solution to weight cuts, what rules he’d like to see changed in MMA, the new wave of athletes in MMA, strangers trying to submit him, his dream fight against Jim Carrey, Ben Askren vs Luis Santos, Vitor Belfort’s PR issues, where he knows The Rock from, how often he still trains, crazy staph infections, and lots more.

Ben Rothwell returns to Submission Radio to talk about his recent experience in Dublin Ireland, his fight falling out against Stipe Miocic, how much the fans helped him and his spirits, Stipe Miocic being upgraded to a fight with Andrei Arlovski at UFC 195, the photo Stipe put up of him working out, why he really wants to fight Junior Dos Santos next, being a mixed martial artist as opposed to a fighter, hanging out with Andrei Arlovski in Ireland and Andrei trying to scare him, thoughts on Alistair Overeem getting a title shot before him, looking to take fights more often, not being surprised that Fedor Emelianenko chose tomato cans and money over UFC

Also on the show is discussion on Bellator announcing Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie and Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000, as well as a breakdown of UFC Sao Paulo Dan Henderson vs Vitor Belfort.

Listen to the Episode Below (02:36:46)
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