Submission Radio #118: Chris Weidman, Stephen Thompson, Tyson Pedro, Tommy Toe Hold more!Get the Full StoryThis week, Submission Radio chats with Chris Weidman, Stephen Thompson, Tyson Pedro and Tommy Toe Hold. Also, Damon Martin FOX Sports joins the roundtable to discuss MMA s hot topics, and Duane Finley and Hunter Homistek FloCombat shre stories from their MMA road trip. Submission Radio returns this week with another stacked episode, featuring interviews with Chris Weidman, Stephen Thompson, Tyson Pedro, Tommy Toe Hold, as well as FloCombat's Duane Finley and Hunter Homistek. Also, Damon Martin FOX Sports returns to chat about the UFC's middleweight division, Gastelum vs. Silva and more!
As always, the video above features clickable annotations and timestamps, and below is a rundown of what to expect on the episode. We hope you enjoy the show!
Chris Weidman makes his first appearance on Submission Radio at the 1:43:40 mark to talk about:
His upcoming fight against Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210
how he got over the loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 205
if he sees this as his redemption fight being that it's also in New York
whether he was happy to take on such a tough opponent or if he wanted a tune-up fight
his advantages on the feet and in grappling
why he thinks he'll break Mousasi
his thoughts on the middleweight division and Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
if he feels sorry for Yoel Romero getting overlooked
how strong GSP felt when they trained together and who he thinks will win
if he would ever fight GSP or if the friendship would prohibit that fight
Counter-Strike and his gaming obsession and his twitch channel
street fights that he was in when he was young, and lots more!
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson returns at the 51:46 mark to discuss:
his loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 209
what he learned and took away from the fight
why Tyron was able to tag him in the fifth round
if he still believes he can beat Tyron and if he feels like he needs to fight him again to avenge the loss
the criticism him and Tyron received for the performance
if he's concerned about the UFC being hesitant to book another rematch
the injury that he suffered in the fight
when he would like to fight again and who he sees as a potential opponent
what he thinks it will take to get another title shot
GSP potentially re-entering the welterweight division and fighting Tyron
how this fight reflects on his journey and legacy
his outlook on quitting, and more!
Australian UFC light heavyweight Tyson Pedro returns at the 5:07 mark to chat about:
his win over Paul Craig at UFC 209
why he feels like the Scotsman's intense demeanor was put on
the funny messages he got from fans and trolls
being on the same card as Mark Hunt and Dan Kelly and watching their mixed success
what it was like having Mike Winkeljohn in his corner
if he'll train at Jackson Winkejohn's full-time
his thoughts on the UFC's thin light heavyweight division and why he doesn't know any fighters
the holiday he took after the win
his wife's crazy time in Las Vegas
if he's interested in fighting on the UFC New Zealand card and more!
Tommy Toe Hold returns to the program at the 21:39 mark to not only give his takeaways from UFC Fortaleza, but also discuss his five-year-anniversary of making MMA cartoons! Tommy talks about:
what it's been like keeping his identity a secret for so long and if anybody's ever figured it out
what it's like explaining what he does for a living to other people
if it was easier to write jokes during the older period of the UFC
what the actual process of putting together content is and if it's scripted or improv
how difficult it is to keep coming up with original content so frequently
if he ever expected he'd be doing it for so long
some of his favorite moments and videos
his relationship with Dana White and being back on FOX sports, and more!
Duane Finley and Hunter Homistek of FloCombat stop by at the 1:17:41 mark to tell some stories from their massive MMA road trip and talk about:
what it was like visiting such gyms as Alliance MMA, Jackson Winkeljohn's, Power MMA and others
what it was like sparring with Cub Swanson and having their livers destroyed
Cub's underrated technical mind and why he could be an analyst like Dominick Cruz
the dynamic between fighters like Cruz, Cat Zingano and Phil Davis
Ryan Bader seeming happier since leaving the UFC
Diego Sanchez's intensity and the epic interview he gave
Carlos Condit and what the future holds for the Natural Born Killer
what it was like being on the road for so long and more!
Damon Martin Fox Sports returns at the 2:04:45 mark to discuss the big news of the week, as well as:
the aftermath of UFC Fortaleza
Edson Barboza's stunning flying knee knockout over Beneil Dariush and where he belongs among the elite lightweights
what's next for Shogun Rua
the UFC's bleak light heavyweight division
Vitor Belfort's KO loss to Kelvin Gastelum and what this means for the aging Phenom
Gastelum vs. Anderson Silva being booked for UFC 212
what to do with Yoel Romero
the rumors of T-Mobile Arena putting a holding date on June 10th for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, and more!
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