Submission Radio Australia

Submission Radio Australia


Submission Radio is Australia's biggest MMA show, airing weekly. Featuring MMA's Biggest Guests, the latest News, the Hottest Opinions, and Coverage of all MMA fights and Events! Wanna know what Pro Fighters think and say? Tune in to Submission Radio. All episodes and interviews available now on Youtube


Submission Radio #95 Sonnen, Wonderboy, Hendricks, Jim Ross, Campbell McLaren, Raimondi + Fan Q's  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Johny Hendricks Starts at: 4:06
- Jim Ross Starts at: 23:16
- Stephen Thompson Starts at: 45:16
- Campbell McLaren Starts at: 1:09:02
- Chael Sonnen Starts at: 1:46:28
- Marc Raimondi Starts at: 2:02:23
- Lesnar vs Hunt Preview Starts at: 2:22:10
- Fan Questions Start at: 2:47:37

- “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen returns to Submission Radio to discuss a wide variety of topics, including UFC 200 and the matchup between Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt, how good Brock Lesnar’s wrestling really is, if Mark Hunt will knock him out, how big of a draw Lesnar really is compared to Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, Fedor Emelianenko getting dominated by Fabio Maldonado and if he should still go to the UFC, GSP saying he’ll return and wants to fight Michael Bisping, how Chael sees the fight playing out, his upcoming submission grappling tournament, and lots more.

- Stephen Thompson returns to Submission Radio to discuss his recent win over Rory MacDonald, how mentally grueling the fight was and why it didn’t play out like he expected, the negative reaction and boos from the crowd, the conversation he had with Rory backstage, what the win does for him and his title campaign, his thoughts on Tyron Woodley as a title challenger and why he wants to be the first man to dethrone Robbie Lawler, his analyst position for the UFC 201 fight, what goes on behind the desk on FOX during commercial breaks, his thoughts on Georges St-Pierre returning to the UFC, his relationship with GSP and if he’d fight the former welterweight champion, how he sees a fight between Michael Bisping and GSP playing out, his prediction for the Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor rematch at UFC 202, and lots more!

- Johny Hendricks returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200, how he coped with the loss to Stephen Thompson and what went wrong, not being able to spar prior to the Wonderboy fight, going back to his old ways and why he’s still going to organize his own training camp, the importance of being on a card like UFC 200, how he sees the Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt fight playing out, the past sparring sessions between him and Gastelum and why they didn’t go well for Kelvin, his wrestling compared to Kelvin’s, his thoughts on the potential return of GSP and why he doesn’t yet believe that Georges St-Pierre is coming back, the new weigh-in regulations and how they affect his cut, and more.

- Legendary WWE commentator and Hall of Famer Jim Ross returns to Submission Radio to discuss the massive event that is UFC 200, the Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt fight and how Jim sees it going down, each man’s keys to victory, how long Brock Lesnar has been in training, whether Brock will stick around and have more fights in the future, if Jim was surprised that the WWE and UFC could come to an agreement, if a Lesnar loss hurts his reputation in the WWE and affects Summerslam, Fedor Emelianenko’s recent fight and if Jim would still be interested in a potential Brock Lesnar vs Fedor fight, what he expects out of CM Punk’s UFC debut at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall, if this could lead to CM Punk making a WWE return, Roman Reigns recently getting suspended and how this affects the former WWE champion, and lots more.

- UFC co-creator Campbell McLaren speaks to Submission Radio about originally basing the UFC on Mortal Kombat, the stories behind bringing in Joe Rogan and Joe Silva, the controversial marketing that lead to the sport being banned but also it’s success, UFC 200 as a spectacle and if he ever expected the sport to come so far, his current project in Combate Americas, and more.

- Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting returns to discuss MMA’s current hot topics, including Lesnar vs Hunt and it’s placement on the card, the recent Reebok wardrobe malfunctions, GSP’s potential return against Bisping, the potential UFC Sale, and more!

To round out the show, Kacper and Denis answer your fan questions! , ,

BREAKDOWN: What Exactly Went Wrong for Fedor + Russian MMA Politics Stories! (Karim Zidan)  


Associate Editor of Bloody Elbow, Karim Zidan, returns to Submission Radio to discuss the recent shocking fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50.

- The discussion covers Fedor's decline over the years, the general change in style and Fedor's recent obsession with headhunting, Maldonado's ability to stun and hurt the once granite-chinned Russian, the controversial scorecards and decision, the hilarious commentary by Roman Mazyrov, how The Last Emperor would fair in 2016 against the UFC's top heavyweights and whether it would be a wise decision, why Fedor has always been the man pulling the strings behind his own career, various characters in Fedor's life such as Vadim Finkelchtein and Vladimir Putin and lots more.

- Also during the discussion, Karim delves deep into his experiences during his time spent in Russia, and sheds light on the shady practices of Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov, the shocking shooting of Shahbulat Shamhalaev, and even the twisted actions and mind of Viacheslav Datsik. , ,

UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs Thompson Breakdown (w/ Robin Black)  

Robin Black (of The Fight Network) joins Submission Radio to help break down UFC Fight Night Ottawa AKA UFC Fight Night 89, and discuss such fights as Stephen Thompson vs Rory MacDonald, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs Patrick Cote, Steve Bosse vs Sean O'Connell, the controversial Joanne Calderwood vs Valerie Letourneau, and lots more! , ,

Submission Radio #94 Cody Garbrandt, Don Frye, Tommy Toe Hold, Dave Meltzer, Adam Hunter + Fan Questions  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Adam Hunter starts at: 4:14
- Cody Garbrandt starts at: 25:33
- Tommy Toe Hold starts at: 45:27
- Don Frye starts at: 48:54
- Dave Meltzer starts at: 1:09:44
- Fan Questions start at: 1:38:12

- Cody Garbrandt returns to Submission Radio to talk about his recent first-round KO win over Thomas Almeida, Urijah Faber’s loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 and how difficult it was to watch, the altercation between himself and Cruz that took place backstage post-fight, why Cody is confident he’ll knock Cruz out, Bryan Caraway and how he fits in the picture, Caraway’s victory over Aljemain Sterling and why Bryan wouldn’t last long enough to make Cody look average, how trash talk motivates him, what transpired between Clay Guida and Nate Diaz, Chad Mendes being potentially flagged by USADA, how important it is for him to fight on a Cleveland UFC card, Tinder and how he’s been helping his teammates, as well as much more.

- Tommy Toe Hold makes a memorable appearance back on Submission Radio to bring positivity and remind MMA fans why they should be happy in this current rollercoaster time in the sport.

- Don Frye makes his return to Submission Radio to discuss his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, as well as what it means for him to receive such an honor, if he imagined that he’d be such a celebrated fighter when he was fighting in the early UFC tournaments, his historic career and the iconic fight he had with Yoshihiro Takayama, his relationship with Dan Severn and how it impacted his career, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar returning to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Dan Henderson and if he should retire or keep fighting, Michael Bisping defeating Luke Rockhold to become the UFC middleweight champion, his memories of Kimbo Slice and his reaction to the 42-year-old’s passing, as well as plenty more!

- Dave Meltzer returns to Submission Radio to discuss the recent happenings in the world of MMA, including Brock Lesnar making his return and how it will affect the numbers of UFC 200, how Lesnar matches up against Mark Hunt and why he took such a stiff challenge, the exemption that the WWE star has been given by USADA and the UFC regarding drug testing, how Lesnar’s stint in the UFC could affect future WWE stints for UFC fighters and if CM Punk would ever return to wrestling, Muhammad Ali passing away and what Dave’s favourite memories were of the iconic boxing legend, how Ali borrowed from pro wrestling to create his persona, if more MMA fighters should look to pro wrestling to help market themselves better, and lots more.

- Comedian Adam Hunter makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his experiences in the comedy world and roasting MMA fighters. Hunter also discusses the recent comedy show that featured himself, Matt Serra and Dana White, who’s routine was the best and how the crowd reacted to Dana White behind the mic, the worst heckler that Adam has ever encountered, which UFC fighters got mad at being roasted, his new TV show “living with funny”, as well as the time Angela Magana and Bec Rawlings invited him up to their hotel room! , ,

UFC 199 REACTION: Bisping Wins, Lesnar Returns, Ariel Helwani Banned?!  

On this special edition of Submission Radio, we chat to Jeremy Botter of FloSports, about UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping 2, Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 return, and Ariel Helwani potentially being banned for life by the UFC!

- UFC 199 breakdown starts at: 00:39
- Brock Lesnar return reaction starts at: 27:12
- Ariel Helwani reaction starts at: 37:28 , ,

Submission Radio #93 Helwani, Gunnar, Lombard, Holloway, Robin Black, Chris Van Heerden + UFC Vegas  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Chris Van Heerden starts at: 3:23
- Max Holloway starts at: 24:49
- Ariel Helwani starts at: 45:01
- Hector Lombard starts at: 1:07:14
- Gunnar Nelson starts at: 1:29:12
- Robin Black UFC Vegas Breakdown starts at: 2:03:47
- X-Men: Apocalypse review starts at: 2:35:33

- Ariel Helwani makes his first ever and long overdue appearance on Submission Radio to discuss his recent in-depth interview with Nate Diaz, what the UFC should do with the Stockton native, if he should be getting the same treatment as Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, what the UFC should do with Conor McGregor next and if the Diaz rematch is the only fight that makes sense, if the UFC will let Conor attempt to hold two belts simultaneously or if it’s not worth their trouble, Colin Cowherd claiming that the McGregor Mayweather fight will happen on September 17th,  the new weight cutting rules that come into effect at UFC 200 and if they will put an end to McGregor’s time at featherweight, why collective bargaining would ideally have been implemented when introducing these new rules, the ridiculous rumors behind a potential McGregor vs Mayweather boxing fight, BJ Penn being flagged by USADA and pulled from UFC 199, and lots more.

- Gunnar Nelson returns to Submission Radio to discuss his big win over albert Tumenov, the high pace and high-pressure style that he’s recently been working on, his new training regiment, Tyron Woodley getting the title shot against Robbie Lawler at UFC 201, why he doesn’t think Woodley can beat Lawler and become welterweight champ, who should get the next title shot out of Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson, the rumors of Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather and if it will happen, why he’d prefer to get rid of gloves in MMA and why he never wraps his hands before a fight, the new weight cutting rules that the UFC have implemented and what it means for his division, snow mobile adventures and the time John Kavanagh thought he was going to die, and plenty more.

- Hector Lombard returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Dan Henderson at UFC 199, the history between him and Dan that dates back to the Team Quest days, why he considers Henderson to be a fake person, Dan talking about retirement for years and never actually doing it, his move back up to middleweight and why he believes he’ll fair better this time, what the brutal weigh cut to welterweight did to his body, getting dizzy when he was landing offence on Neil Magny and how his body failed him, the injuries that kept him on the sidelines for so long, wanting to go all the way up to light heavyweight so he can beat up Tim Boetsch, needing to get some wins in Australia, and more.

- Max Holloway returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 199, the state of the featherweight division and the UFC title not being defended, Ricardo claiming that his wrestling will be the difference maker, Max’s thoughts on Ricardo’s striking, his winning streak and wanting to fight names like Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar and Conor McGregor, what fighting in Hawaii would mean to him, his YouTube channel and playing video games on Twitch, and more.

- Chris Van Heerden makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to discuss his recent boxing sparring session with Conor McGregor at Box N Burn gym, what McGregor was doing there in the first place and if he knew who the featherweight champ was, what he took from the session and how he rates McGregor’s skills, McGregor’s chances in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, why he still thinks Conor should take the fight, if he’d be interested in training Conor for the fight, how he sees a rematch against Nate Diaz playing out and if Conor has the skills to beat the Stockton native, if they’ll train again in the future, his own career and moving his life from South Africa to America, fighting in Madison Square Garden and becoming an inspiring role model, and more.

- Robin Black of The Fight Network returns to Submission Radio to lend his expert analysis and break down UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt, and fights such as Aljemain Sterling vs Bryan Carawy, Sara McMann vs Jessica Eye, Lorenz Larkin vs Jorge Masvidal, Jeremy Stephens vs Renan Barao, Cody Garbrandt vs Thomas Almeida and more! , ,

Submission Radio #92 Bas Rutten, Luke Thomas, Javier Mendez, Jason Parillo + Fan Questions  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Javier Mendez starts at: 4:34
- Tweet Kingz starts at: 21:13
- Jason Parillo starts at: 33:48
- Bas Rutten starts at: 57:09
- Luke Thomas starts at: 1:27:38
- Listener Questions starts at: 1:51:54

- Bas Rutten returns to Submission Radio to discuss the hot topics in MMA, including the ridiculous rumors of Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, why Bas thinks it should never happen and how he sees a potential match up playing out, Chris Weidman getting injured and Michael Bisping stepping in to face Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, Stipe Miocic’s recent win over Werdum and Bas’ theories for why Werdum got caught, if Alistair Overeem is the right man to face Stipe next and if Stipe could beat the Dutchman, CM Punk and the unfortunate injuries that have kept him away from the octagon and if he should pull the plug in the experiment, and lots more.

- Luke Thomas returns to Submission Radio to talk about a wide array of topics, including Chris Weidman’s injury prone history, Michael Bisping finally getting a UFC title shot, if Anderson Silva could be added to the UFC 200 card, the chances of GSP still fighting on UFC 200, his thoughts on UFC 200 as a whole and how it compares to UFC 199, who he thinks should face Stipe Miocic next for the UFC heavyweight title, the aging talent at middleweight and light heavyweight, Robert Whittaker as a middleweight prospect and what’s next for the Aussie, rumors of a potential UFC sale.

- AKA head coach, Javier Mendez, returns to Submission Radio to talk about the recent shake up involving UFC 199 and Michael Bisping stepping in to face champion Luke Rockhold. Javier explains how he first found out about Chris Wiedman’s injury and what could be the cause of the former champion’s frequent setbacks. Mendez also talks about the changes he himself has made in AKA to avoid injuries, if he was happy that Bisping was chosen as Weidman’s replacement, why Bisping is still dangerous despite the short notice, if Daniel Cormier would’ve beaten the Jon Jones that showed up at UFC 197, what will be different in the rematch, the heavyweight title picture and who deserves the next title shot between Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez, why he doesn’t consider Stipe Miocic a long-term champion, Cain’s conditioning being a factor against Travis Browne, how Cain would deal with Stipe’s footwork, and more.

- Jason Parillo returns to Submission Radio to talk about his client, Michael Bisping, replacing Chris Weidman at UFC 199 to face Luke Rockhold, Michael finally getting a shot at a UFC title, how the short timeframe will affect Bisping’s performance, the emotional side of Bisping and how Jason has to keep “The Count” in check, Cris Cyborg finally making her UFC debut, the controversial 81-second stoppage against Leslie Smith, who he thinks Cyborg should face next and why it has to be a big name, how many more times Cyborg can make the cut to 140, and more.

Also on the show is the return of “Tweet Kingz” and a segment dedicated to answering listener questions. , ,

Submission Radio #91 TJ Dillashaw, Stephen Thompson, Ricardo Lamas + UFC 198  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Ricardo Lamas starts at: 4:37
- Stephen Thompson starts at: 27:31
- TJ Dillashaw starts at: 53:37
- UFC 198 breakdown starts at: 1:19:02

- TJ Dillashaw returns to Submission Radio to talk about his recent trip to Canada to train with Georges St. Pierre at Tristar gym, his fight against Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, why he took the fight and how he feels about not getting the title shot rematch against Dominick Cruz, Assuncao’s long layoff and why this fight will be different, if this fight feels like a title eliminator and if he’s been promised the next title shot, having less media duties because he won’t be in a main event, the recent fiasco with Conor McGregor being pulled from UFC 200, Urijah Faber’s comments about him and Cruz looking different since USADA stepped in and that he’d smoke TJ, Cody Garbrandt saying he’d have words with TJ when he saw him next, his celebrity hunting trips and why he’s been off social media, and lots more.

- Stephen Thompson returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89, the past that the two share and if it’s difficult preparing to fight a friend, if he thinks Rory can still be the same fighter after the head trauma he suffered in his war against Robbie Lawler, if he thinks Tyron Woodley deserves the next title shot, other contenders in the division like Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz, the relief of the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz falling through, his thoughts on McGregor wanting leeway for media duties, why he expects the UFC to do the right thing with his title situation, why he’d like to face Conor McGregor when he’s the welterweight champion, Dragon Ball Z and which UFC fighters represent which DBZ characters, and more.

- Ricardo Lamas returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Max Holloway at UFC 199, his thoughts on the step up from Diego Sanchez to a contender, Holloway’s footwork and recent success, being counted out and Max overlooking him, Holloway not having success against strong wrestlers like himself, his thoughts on Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar being for the interim title belt and if it’s necessary, whether or not Aldo can still be as dominant as before the brutal knockout loss, if he feels like the winner of his fight should be next in line for a title shot, the UFC using him and Max as a backup in the division, why he won’t sit out and wait for a title shot, Conor McGregor’s absence from the featherweight division and if it’s frustrating, why he doesn’t think McGregor deserves leeway for any media duties, if he feels he gets the respect he deserves, his new exotic pet and the zoo that’s accumulating in his home, Australian TV shows, and more.

- Also on the show is a breakdown of UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic, including fights such as Stipe Miocic's knockout victory over Fabricio Werdum to become the new UFC Heavyweight champion, Jacare Souza vs Vitor Belfort, Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith, Shogun Rua vs Corey Anderson, Bryan Barbarena vs Warlley Alves, Demian Maia vs Matt Brown, Thiago Santos vs Nate Marquardt, Francisco Trinaldo vs Yancey Medeiros, Antonio Nogueira vs Pat Cummins and more. , ,

Submission Radio #90 Junior Dos Santos, Don Frye, Elias Cepeda + UFC 197  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Don Frye Starts at: 3:24
- Junior dos Santos Starts at: 28:26
- UFC 197 discussion Starts at: 56:39
- UFC 200 & Conor McGregor discussion Starts at: 1:17:35

- Junior dos Santos makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to discuss his big win over Ben Rothwell at UFC Zagreb, why he looked so good compared to his recent fights, the difficulties in his career and what happened in his devastating loss against Alistair Overeem, if he ever considered retirement or questioned his place at the top of the division, the toll the fights with Cain took on him and if he’d like to avenge those losses, moving camps in recent years and finally finding American Top Team, what the win over Ben does for him and how close he is to a title shot, his thoughts on the UFC 198 title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic and how he sees the fight going, rematches with both Werdum and Miocic and why he’d knock Werdum out again, how quickly he’d like to return, and lots more.

- Don Frye makes his return to Submission Radio to talk about the fiasco surrounding Conor McGregor and UFC 200, whether McGregor asked for too much and if the UFC should put him back on the card, the importance of training before a big fight, how he sees the rematch going between Conor and Nate Diaz, UFC 197 and why the fights disappointed him, Jon Jones returning and beating Ovince Saint Preux, Demetrious Johnson destroying Henry Cejudo and if Don is a Mighty Mouse fan, his Hollywood career and current projects, bizarre fan interactions, and more.

- Also on the show is discussion on Conor McGregor's shock temporary retirement and removal from the UFC 200 card. Elias Cepeda of Fox Sports joins the roundtable discussion to give his thoughts on the fiasco, as well as all the action from UFC 197! , ,

Submission Radio #89 Urijah Faber, Cris Cyborg, Jon Fitch + UFC Tampa  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Cris Cyborg Justino starts at: 3:37
- Jon Fitch starts at: 30:22
- Urijah Faber starts at: 58:28
- Lyoto Machida Failed Test starts at: 1:18:46
- UFC Tampa starts at: 1:33:55

- Urijah Faber returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Dominick Cruz at UFC 199, the recent media tour they were on and the trash talk that took place backstage and off-camera, what this rivalry and the title mean for his legacy, how devastating a loss would be for his career, Cruz calling him “un-coachable”, his biggest weapons compared to Cruz’s footwork, his advantages over Cruz now that USADA have stepped in, retirement rumors, wanting to fight Conor McGregor next, Joseph Benavidez leaving Team Alpha Male and what kind of terms they left on, and more.

- Cris Cyborg returns to Submission Radio to discuss her fight against Leslie Smith at UFC 198, if she’s disappointed that she’s not facing Holly Holm, Miesha Tate or Ronda Rousey as her UFC debut, people counting Leslie out and what makes her dangerous, the sparring sessions that the two shared and she envisions a quick knockout, the feeling of finally being in the UFC, whether she’ll still fight in Invicta and defend her featherweight belt, what she plans to achieve during her UFC run considering there won’t be a belt for her to hold, thoughts on Miesha as the champion, if she’s disappointed that Holm beat Rousey and derailed their superfight, her weight and difficulties in making 140 lbs, Brian Stann’s comments on her potentially making 135 if there were guaranteed big match ups, her upcoming nutrition book, and more.

- Jon Fitch returns to Submission Radio to talk about his recent WSOF 30 win and becoming the WSOF welterweight champion, moving his training camp from AKA and what the transition has been like for him, his thoughts on AKA’s training methods and string of injuries for fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier being forced out of his UFC 197 title fight against Jon Jones, the Ali Act and it’s progress of being implemented in MMA, how it would affect things such as rankings, matchmaking, pay structure and backroom bonuses, if it would stop fighters from fighting the best competition and having big-money fights, the recent developments with the Fighter’s Association, the anticipated fight between him and Jake Shields, and more.

- Also on the show is discussion on Lyoto Machida failing his drug test and USADA pulling him from his UFC on Fox 19 bout against Dan Henderson, as well as a breakdown of UFC Tampa and fights such as Glover Teixeira vs Rashad Evans, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Darrel Horcher, Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres, Cub Swanson vs Hacran Dias, and more. , ,

Submission Radio #88 Demetrious Johnson, Stipe Miocic, Cody Garbrandt + UFC Zagreb  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Cody Garbrandt starts at: 2:39
- Stipe Miocic starts at: 31:51
- Demetrious Johnson starts at: 46:39
- UFC Zagreb discussion starts at: 1:01:07
- Frank Mir failed test discussion starts at: 1:18:26
- Tate vs Nunes discussion starts at: 1:24:37
- UFC 200 card reaction starts at: 1:30:49

- Demetrious Johnson returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 197, the test of facing an Olympian and how Cejudo compares to his past opponents, if he feels the pressures that Georges St Pierre and Anderson Silva felt when they were longtime champions, his thoughts on Daniel Cormier withdrawing from his title fight against Jon Jones, Jones taking the short notice fight against Ovince Saint Preux, if he had any reservations about potentially headlining the card, his thoughts on taking fights short-notice, Nate Diaz’s comments about money in MMA and the title being a “fairytale”, The Ultimate Fighter 24, his potential next fight already being booked in December and how he feels about the timeframe, and more.

- Stipe Miocic returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198, why he isn’t afraid to take the fight to the ground, Werdum’s “Happy Face” and if he noticed anything during their staredowns, Werdum’s career and his wins over legends in the sport, what kind of advantages Stipe feels he has on the feet, fighting in enemy territory in Brazil, his interactions with Anderson Silva during the press tour, Junior Dos Santos’ victory over Ben Rothwell, if he sees a rematch against Dos Santos in the near future, and more.

- Cody Garbrandt returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Thomas Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt. “No Love” explains why he’s unfazed by the Brazilian’s record and how he plans to beat him, why this fight won’t go all 5 rounds, who the tougher match up is between Almeida and John Lineker, Aljamain Sterling facing Bryan Caraway and if he feels he needs to have the more impressive performance to claim the next title shot, Justin Buccholz as the new Head coach at Team Alpha Male, TJ Dillashaw’s comments about Garbrandt wanting to originally be a part of Team Elevation, Urijah Faber taking on Dominick Cruz for the UFC title and if a win still means retirement for The California Kid, and lots more.

- Also on the show is discussion on UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs dos Santos, Frank Mir's failed drug test, Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes and the reaction to the UFC 200 card. , ,

Submission Radio #87 Brian Stann, Audie Attar, Kirik Jenness, Erik Magraken  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Erik Magraken ( starts at: 2:03
- Audie Attar starts at: 13:26
- Brian Stann starts at: 37:24
- Kirik Jenness roundtable starts at: 1:05:49

- Brian Stann makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to discuss a variety of hot topics in MMA, including the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 200, why the fight is at welterweight, Cris Cyborg officially set to make her UFC debut at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith, why fans shouldn't count Leslie out, Jon Jones getting arrested and how he handled the situation, the rumors of himself returning to active competition, PED users and the damage he took in his career, why Frank Mir should retire after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt, his commentary gig and fans suggesting that he replace Joe Rogan when Joe retires, and more.

- Founder and President of Paradigm Sports Management, Audie Attar, who manages fighters such as Conor McGregor, Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping, Uriah Hall and Stephen Thompson, makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about the official rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz being set for UFC 200, how much the original loss affected McGregor, the thought process behind taking the rematch, if the fight being at welterweight has anything to do with a potential future GSP super fight, if Conor will vacate the featherweight title and leave the division, Jake Matthews win over Johnny Case and what's next, why Audie decided to sign Jake in the first place, the Australian MMA scene, Paradigm signing talent from all over the world, and lots more.

- Erik Magraken of, stops by the show to discuss Jon Jones' recent arrest. Erik weighs in on the traffic violations that Jones was stopped for, his probation violation and how Jones plead, what happens if Jones is caught again and why becoming a felon could impact his MMA career, and more.

- Kirik Jenness of "The Underground" returns to the program for a roundtable discussion, breaking down all the hot topics in MMA, such as Daniel Cormier withdrawing from UFC 197 and being replaced by Ovince St. Preux, the announcement of Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith at UFC 198, Jon Jones' arrest and how he handled the situation, Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz and Frankie Edgar vs Jose Aldo being made official for UFC 200, and more , ,

Submission Radio #86 Julianna Pena, Luke Thomas, Richard Perez, Jake Matthews, Dan Kelly  

This week's Guests on the show include:


Dan Kelly starts at: 4:10
Julianna Pena starts at: 17:09
Jake Matthews starts at: 38:50
Richard Perez starts at: 1:07:05
Luke Thomas starts at: 1:38:51
Batman vs Superman Review starts at: 2:03:58

- Julianna Pena returns to Submission Radio to discuss her time away on the sidelines, putting her legal issues behind and focusing on her octagon return, Miesha Tate defeating Holly Holm and becoming the new women's Bantamweight champion, whether her friendship with Miesha would stop the two from fighting, where exactly she belongs in the division and if she deserves the next title shot, Amanda Nunes as a potential contender, her time in Melbourne Australia around UFC 193, how Ronda Rousey's knockout loss affected her title campaign, training with Ben Rothwell and Luiz Claudio and more.

- Nate Diaz's Boxing coach Richard Perez returns to Submission Radio to discuss Nate's win over Conor McGregor at UFC 196, Nate's actual weight and physical condition heading into the fight, the possibility of a rematch happening at UFC 200, how the fight would go with Nate on a full camp, why the fight would be at welterweight, if Richard still believes that Conor McGregor is on steroids, Nate facing Rafael Dos Anjos in a rematch, Nate's injuries going into the first RDA fight, fighting Robbie Lawler and why it wouldn't be a good idea for Nate, big money fights and the Diaz camp being tired of making 'chump change' and lots more.

- MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about MMA finally being legalized in New York, how often the UFC would do shows in Madison Square Garden, the rumours of the UFC being sold to China Media Capital, UFC Brisbane and referee Steve Perceval's controversial officiating of the Hector Lombard vs Neil Magny fight, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz having a rematch at UFC 200, why the fight would be at welterweight and what other possible scenarios exist, if Mark Hunt could still possibly become a UFC champion and more.

- "The Celtic Kid" Jake Matthews makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to discuss his big win over Johnny Case at UFC Brisbane, his clean lifestyle and how he celebrates wins, going to university and how long he'll stick with fighting, how hard his recent weight cut was and potentially moving to welterweight in the future, the interest in him fighting Sage Northcutt, his callout of Conor McGregor for UFC 196 and how that fight would've gone, and lots more.

- Dan Kelly makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his big win at UFC Brisbane against Antonio Carlos Junior, being such a big underdog in all his fights and proving people wrong, how his body is holding up at 38 years of age and how long he'll continue to fight, being a father-figure to Australian MMA fighters, his plans to coach the 2016 Olympic Judo team and more. , ,

Submission Radio #85 Chael Sonnen, Gunnar Nelson, Coach Wink, Elias Cepeda  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Chael Sonnen returns to Submission Radio to discuss Justin Gaethje’s dominant performance at WSOF 29, how Gaethje would do in the UFC against top 10 lightweights, if his exciting style could potentially shorten his career, Conor McGregor losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and what it does for his career, the possibility of Conor losing to Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, Justin Bieber commenting on Nate Diaz’s style and calling it terrible, Miesha Tate choking out Holly Holm, why he believes Holly shouldn’t have taken the fight in the first place and why Holm’s manager doesn’t know what he’s doing, Michael Bisping’s victory over Anderson Silva at UFC London and where that puts “The Spider” in the middleweight division, his grappling match against Bisping at UR Fight, how the match will differ to when the two fought in the UFC, whether or not Chael would ever unretired and return to the UFC and who he would face.

- Gunnar Nelson returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Albert Tumenov at UFC Rotterdam, fighting in Europe as opposed to Las Vegas, what advantages he has over the Russian and if he believes he can outstrike him, how the loss to Demian Maia affected him and what he learned, the reason why he had no energy in the fight, if he feels a big statement win over Tumenov is necessary to get back into title contention, who he thinks should get the next title shot at welterweight, Conor McGregor losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, what went wrong for Conor in the fight, the extreme weight cuts Conor will have to endure to stay at featherweight, MMA’s obsession with weight cutting and being bigger in the cage, Deadpool the movie, The Mighty Ducks movies, the Blue Lagoon and more.

- Coach Mike Winkeljohn returns to Submission Radio to discuss Holly Holm’s loss to Miesha Tate and what went wrong in the fight, if he thought Holm would win once she began to dominate in the 5th round, his reaction when Miesha got the choke and if he expected it to end the fight, Dana White’s comments on Holly missing out on a big payday because she didn’t wait for the Ronda Rousey rematch, Nate Diaz potentially getting the next title shot against Robbie Lawler, if Carlos Condit is and closer to returning and who he’d like to face, Jon Jones’ preparation for the Daniel Cormier rematch at UFC 197, DC employing the help of Glory Kickboxer Chi Lewis-Parry, Jones getting in Cormier’s head again, if cage rust will be a factor, Alistair Overeem fighting Andrei Arlovski and who he’ll corner, how training will be split up and how hard it will be to watch both fighters take each other out, the honor of Jackson/Winkeljohn’s being named “2015 gym of the year” and lots more.

- Elias Cepeda of Fox Sports returns to the program to discuss some hot topics in MMA, including Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice potentially failing their drug tests from Bellator 149, if Scott Coker should get rid of the two fighters or keep them due to the ratings they bring in, The UFC’s Unstoppable press conference and which fights are the most exciting, if the UFC needs to create new stars, Who Nick Diaz should face upon his return, if UFC 200 is too early for Conor McGregor to return, and what other fights would make sense for the card. , ,

UFC 196 Breakdown Special: Robin Black, Tommy Toe Hold, Marc Raimondi - Submission Radio #84  

This week's topics include the breakdown of and fallout from UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz.


- Joining Submission Radio to help makes sense of all the action, are Robin Black (Fight Network), Marc Raimondi (MMA Fighting) and Tommy Toe Hold (TTTHS).

-Topics discussed include Nate Diaz submitting Conor McGregor in a shocking upset, McGregor gassing, what's next for Nate Diaz, what the loss does to McGregor and his future, Miesha Tate scoring the underdog win and choking out Holly Holm to become the new UFC Bantamweight champion, thoughts on how Holly and Miesha performed, what the loss means for Holm, what's next for Miesha and where Ronda Rousey fits in the picture, the general vibe at the event and how many Irish fans made the trip, plans for GSP at UFC 200. , ,


Submission Radio #83 Bas Rutten, Ken Shamrock, Richard Perez + UFC London  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Nate Diaz's boxing coach, Richard Perez, returns to Submission Radio to discuss the upcoming fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Perez talks about Nate's current level of fitness and training going into the fight, his weight, the trashtalk between the two at the recent press conference, if Conor is in Nate's head, what advantages he has over McGregor and how he sees the fight going, Nate claiming that McGregor and the whole UFC is on steroids, his suspicions over Conor's increased size and wanting the fight at welterweight, and lots more.

- Bas Rutten returns to Submission Radio to talk about his recent bizarre interview with Jason Mayhem Miller, how Mayhem was acting behind the scenes, whether he thinks Miller's return to MMA is a serious one, UFC 196 and Nate Diaz replacing Rafael Dos Anjos against Conor McGregor, who he thinks will win, Nate accusing Conor and the UFC of being on steroids, Kevin Randleman recently passing and what some of his favourite memories of him were, his new podcast with Mauro Ranallo and more.

- Ken Shamrock returns to Submission Radio to discuss his controversial loss against Royce Gracie at Bellator 149, what exactly transpired and how much the groin shot affected him, why he's not angry at the referee, his thoughts on Royce celebrating the win and claiming it wasn't a low blow, whether Royce would fight him again, what he expects from his complaint to the Texas Athletic Commission, if Scott Coker is open to a rematch, the positive ratings the event drew on spike, his thoughts on the terrible fight between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000, if he regrets coming out of retirement, what's next for him and if he'll fight again, Mark Hall approaching him at the Bellator fan fest and trying to fight him, and more.

Also discussed is UFC Fight Night: Silva vs Bisping and fights such as Gegard Mousasi vs Thales Leites and the controversial main event between Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva, what to make of the flying knee in the third round, and if the correct man won. Also on the show is a look at UFC 196 and all the crazy events that have transpired to make the card what it is, as well as the MMA community's reaction to Rafael Dos Anjos withdrawing and Nate Diaz stepping in late notice. , ,

Submission Radio #82 TJ Dillashaw, Ben Rothwell, Tony Ferguson + Bellator 149 - UFC Pittsburgh  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- TJ Dillashaw returns to Submission Radio to discuss the aftermath of his loss to Dominick Cruz, his mental state after losing the UFC bantamweight title, losing to Cruz compared to his split decision loss to Raphael Assuncao in 2013, all the recent rematches in the UFC, why he deserves a rematch and why Urijah Faber doesn’t deserve the next shot at the belt, his thoughts on Urijah’s recent performances and him looking older, trash talk and his frustration with needing to take the “WWE” route in order to climb the ranks again, what he would change about his performance and preparation in a rematch against Dominick Cruz, how his training has been at Team Elevation in Colorado, Joe Benavidez and Lance Palmer coming out to train with him and if they’ll leave Team Alpha Male, Cody Garbrandt being easily influenced and originally being first to want to train at Team Elevation, regretting doing the Ultimate Fighter, fans calling him a snake and him owning the nickname, branching out and starting his own companies, and lots more.

- Ben Rothwell returns to Submission Radio to discuss his fight against Junior Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night Croatia, how the fans recently treated him in the country’s capital of Zagreb, hanging out with Mirko Cro Cop, what it’s like to finally fight Junior Dos Santos after calling him out for years, whether he’s glad that he choked out Josh Barnett as opposed to fighting Stipe Miocic in Dublin, Ireland, how he feels to have the fans behind him more than ever, what a win over Junior does for him and if he feels he deserves the next shot at the heavyweight title, what he made of Werdum pulling out against Miocic but being willing to fight Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos’ recent decline, his robe and if he’ll wear it again now that Reebok sponsor’s the UFC, sending a message to Dana White after he beats Junior, and more.

- Tony Ferguson makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on Fox 19, flying under the radar and finally getting the attention he deserves, how he plans on dealing with Khabib’s wrestling and Sambo, why Khabib’s conditioning will let him down, hoping Khabib stand and trades with him so that his can slice him up, whether or not the fight is a title-eliminator, his plans on moving to welterweight in order to hold two belts simultaneously, his prediction for Rafael Dos Anjos vs Conor McGregor at UFC 196, how he sees a fight going between him and Conor, his comments regarding Sage Northcutt losing his first pro fight, buying a house and fitting out his man cave, old school video games, and lots more.

Also on the show is discussion on Bellator 149 and the controversial fights between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 and Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie, as well as a breakdown of UFC Pittsburgh aka UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Cowboy. , ,

Submission Radio #81 Tim Kennedy, Don Frye, Dr Ann Maria De Mars + UFC on FOX 18  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Tim Kennedy returns to Submission Radio to talk about his role in the new movie Range 15, fighting Randy Couture naked, Yoel Romero getting flagged by USADA for potentially failing his drug test, what this does to the UFC middleweight division, if a rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman makes sense and how he thinks it will play out, why he's been passed over for so many fights, not fighting Lyoto Machida due to being deployed by the army, why Michael Bisping will beat Anderson Silva, wanting to crush Anderson in 1 round, Vitor Belfort getting another title shot, and lots more.

- Don Frye returns to Submission Radio to discuss his thoughts on Rizin trying to revive Japanese MMA, being asked to fight and his conversation with Jerry Millen, why Rizin won't be as big as Pride, potentially fighting Fedor, his crazy unknown fights before the UFC, fighting injured and fighters frequently pulling out of fights, if Cain Velasquez can return to form and become champion again, Ronda Rousey's loss to Holm and why Don respects Holly, Scott Coker and Bellator not returning Don's calls and lots more.

- Dr. AnnMaria De Mars returns to Submission Radio to discuss how she deals with the attention of being the mother of Ronda Rousey, the educational video games she creates, Ronda's brutal KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 and the advice her corner gave her, why she considers Edmond Tarverdyan an idiot and a fraud, whether she believes Ronda can beat Holly in a rematch if she stays at Glendale Fight Club, her thoughts on Ronda's Hollywood success and if she'd prefer for Ronda to step away from MMA, Ronda's generosity, and lots more.

- Also on the show is discussion on all things UFC on FOX 18, including Sage Northcutt's first professional loss to Bryan Barberena, the bizarre arm-triangle that Sage tapped to, Jake Ellenberger vs Tarec Saffiedine, Ben Rothwell submitting Josh Barnett and giving Josh his first legitimate MMA submission loss, and the main event between Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson vs Ryan Bader. , ,

Submission Radio #80 Urijah Faber, Demetrious Johnson, Stephen Thompson, David St Martin  

This week's Guests on the show include:


- Urijah Faber returns to Submission Radio to talk about his thoughts on the recent title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz, who he thinks won, biased commentary, if he's relieved that he doesn't have to fight his former friend TJ Dillashaw, finally being able to settle the score with Dominick Cruz and complete the trilogy, him and Cruz messaging each other over the last few years, Dillashaw and Cruz not looking the same physically, why he's the only logical option for the next title shot, Duane Ludwig's comments on him barely beating journeymen and what he's done for TJ Dillashaw, his thoughts on Joseph Benavidez and Lance Palmer training in Colorado with TJ, Conor McGregor claiming he wants to capture the belt at welterweight, and lots more.

- Demetrious Johnson returns to Submission Radio to talk about Dominick Cruz defeating TJ Dillashaw to become the new UFC Bantamweight champion of the world, if he agrees with the decision, why he wants to move up and fight Cruz, the 2 million dollar price tag that comes with the rematch, his thoughts on fighters standing up and demanding more money, Aljamain Sterling testing the free market and the UFC creating Sage Northcut, how Conor McGregor stacks up against Rafael Dos Anjos, Dominick Cruz's trash talking and what he thinks of the way Dom carries himself, his next potential fight against Henry Cejudo and how much of a factor the wrestling would be, playing video games online with Rampage Jackson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, UFC fighters as Dragon Ball Z characters, and more.

- Stephen Thompson makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Johny Hendricks at UFC 196, being counted out and how much of a factor he expects the wrestling to be, Johny believing that he can strike with him, avenging Georges St-Pierre, training with Chris Weidman and being a big problem for the welterweight division, wanting to call out Robbie Lawler after beating Hendricks, if his lack of trash talking has held his career back, how he thinks Conor McGregor would do in his weight class of welterweight and how a fight against him would play out, The Fast & Furious movies, his Toyota Supra, Jackie Chan and martial arts movies, Zombies from Ranger 15, Chuck Norris jokes, and more.

- Also on the show is discussion with MMA Fighting's David St. Martin, on Tony Ferguson's bizarre match up against Michael Johnson and if it makes sense, the possibility of Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman 2 and if there are too many rematches in the UFC, what to do with the UFC's middleweight division, how Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos handled themselves at the UFC 197 pre-fight press conference and what make of McGregor's claims of wanting to move up to welterweight and capture the belt. , ,

Submission Radio #79 Bas Rutten, Mark Hunt, Jerry Millen + UFC Boston  

This week's Guests on the show include:

- Bas Rutten returns to Submission Radio to talk about the announcement of Conor McGregor vs Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 197, what he thinks of the match up and how it plays out, how risky it is for Conor to jump between weight classes, McGregor’s power over the UFC and whether they should let him co-promote events with them, Holly Holm taking on Miesha Tate and if Miesha is more dangerous than Ronda Rousey, starting his new podcast with former Pride commentator Mauro Ranallo, what he thought of Rizin’s first show, if fighting competition like Jaideep Singh hurts Fedor’s legacy and reputation, if Alistair Overeem makes the leap to Rizin and fights Fedor or if the UFC hold on to him, and lots more.

- Mark Hunt returns to Submission Radio to talk about his fight against Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night Brisbane, if he has enough time to get into shape, constantly improving at the age of 41, the comparisons to Mir and both of their career resurgences, Frank’s improved striking and recent KO victories, if Frank’s striking will be a threat to him at all, how he feels about the threat of Frank’s ground game, how many fights he’d like to have in 2016 and how soon he envisions another title shot, who deserves the next title shot out of Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem, rematches and avenging all of his UFC losses, his favourite Dragon Ball Z character, favourite meal, gaming, his number 1 fan Hassy, thoughts on Jon Jones coming to Heavyweight and much more.

- Former Pride VP and current Rizin Vice President Jerry Millen, makes his first appearance on Submission Radio to talk about Rizin’s debut show in Japan, if he considers it a success, what he’s been doing since the fall of Pride and how he got involved in Rizin, how the Japanese MMA market has changed over the years, whether Rizin would’ve been possible without Fedor Emelianenko, if the goal is to compete with the UFC, his past feud with Dana White, how hard it was to find Fedor an opponent, criticism over Fedor’s level of competition and what the future holds, Wanderlei Silva’s release from the UFC and the possibility of having Fedor vs Wanderlei Silva, Brock Lesnar, if Fedor would ever drop down to light heavyweight or go to the UFC, and lots more.

- Also on the show is discussion on the storylines coming from UFC Fight Night 81, and breakdowns of such fights as TJ Dillashaw vs Dominick Cruz, Anthony Pettis vs Eddie Alvarez, Matt Mitrione vs Travis Browne, Ross Pearson vs Francisco Trinaldo, Tim Boetsch vs Ed Herman, Ilir Latifi vs Sean O’Connell, Patrick Cote vs Ben Saunders and more. , ,

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