Just days away from his second fight in the Octagon at this weekend’s UFC 87, Brock Lesnar visits Pro MMA Radio. This is Brock’s first fight since his impressive debut against former UFC Heavyweight Champ, Frank Mir, where he opened a lot of eyes regarding his future potential, even in defeat. Now he takes on the very experienced and vastly improved Heath “Crazy Horse” Herring in a critical fight of his young MMA career. We’ll also have a recap of WEC 35 and a full breakdown of the upcoming UFC 87 event this weekend with MMAMania’s Jesse Holland.
Tim Credeur came in and rapped about his big KO at Fight Night, the circumstances surrounding why that fight had been postponed from the TUF Finale and his experiences training and living with UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Forrest Griffin as he got ready for his big fight with Rampage. We’re going to do a part 2 with Tim and get into his experience on TUF, so stay tuned. Rory Markham followed Tim and talked about his stunning UFC debut KO of the NIght, the good and the bad of his IFL experience and training at MFS.
It’s Knockout Night on Pro MMA Radio this week as we welcome “Crazy” Tim Credeur fresh off his first round knockout of TUF castmate Cale Yarborough at UFC Fight Night 14. Our 1-2 punch continues when former IFL superstar Rory Markham stops by after making a stunning UFC debut that saw him score an extra 25 grand for the Knockout of the NIght over fellow UFC newcomer Brody Farber. In the Opening Round, Yahoo Sport’s Kevin Iole comes in to talk about the latest developments in MMA and whether the UFC has a legitimate competitor in Affliction. Kevin was named one of the 20 most influential people in all of MMA by Fight Magazine.
Ed Soares came in and gave us the lowdown on his stable of fighters, Anderson Silva, Antonio Nogueira, Lyoto Machida and Paulo Filho in his first radio interview after Anderson’s dominant performance at UFC Fight Night 14. Would Anderson take a fight with 205 champ, Forrest Griffin? Will he continue at 205? Could he ever fight at heavyweight? The answers may surprise you. Was Nogueira disrespected by Randy’s refusal to fight him? How did he get along with Mir while they filmed the new season of The Ultimate Fighter? We also covered Paulo’s comeback, Rampage’s current struggles and Lyoto’s path to a title and fighters who duck Anderson and Lyoto. Ed also discussed how he came to own Sinister Brand clothing…interesting story. Click on the link to check out their latest styles.
FightHype’s Percy Crawford came in and broke down his experience covering Affliction: Banned and whether they can compete with the UFC. Then Percy flipped the script and questioned me about the UFC event and who impressed and who disappointed.
As I mentioned on Monday’s show, I appeared on Bet US Sports Radio with Damon D. today to break down the UFC FIght Night 14 and Affliction: Banned cards taking place tomorrow. We also talked about the promotion of the Affliction event, Donald Trump, the Rampage incidents and Chuck/Forrest. Click Here to check it out! Our best wishes go out to Rampage at what appears to be a very difficult time.
Want to know what the future holds for UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva after his first fight at light heavyweight? Want the latest news about UFC Heavyweight Champ Antonio Nogueira, 205 contender Lyoto Machida and WEC Middleweight World Champ Paulo Filho? Who better to get the inside scoop from than Ed Soares, the one man that manages all those amazing fighters? Ed also owns Sinister Brand clothing, some of the coolest threads on the market.
We’ll also have updates from the UFC Fight Night 14 and Affliction: Banned cards that took place over the weekend. Percy Crawford of FightHype attended the Affliction event and will stop by to share the true goings on at the event and I was cageside at the UFC event, so we’ll share the inside scoop from both.
Brandon Vera told “The Truth” about his fight with Fabricio Werdum and what really want on between him and ref Dan Miragliotta during the fight and with Fabricio afterward. We also got into his first cut to 205, his opponent Reese Andy, fighting in the Philippines, his future plans and weight classes and his predictions for Sylvia/Fedor and Mir/Nogueira.
Kevin Burns stopped by days out from his upcoming battle with Anthony Johnson and revealed a very surprising game plan for the fight, how the Carneiro fight changed his life, balancing a full time job with being a pro MMA fighter and more. And FightHype’s Percy Crawford started us off with a great preview of Affliction: Banned and a discussion of whether the card has been properly promoted.
This week we welcome Brandon “The Truth” Vera just days before his UFC debut at 205 this weekend at UFC Fight Night 14. Brandon comes off a controversial loss to Fabricio Werdum that left him fuming and wanting back in the Octagon as soon as possible.
Also on the show this week is the holder of the biggest upset in the UFC this year, welterweight Kevin Burns. “The Fire” debuted at UFC 85 against overwhelming favorite Roan Carneiro, a BJJ black belt from American Top Team. Kevin shocked the world by submitting Roan in the second round and now faces KO artist Anthony Johnson this weekend. AJ was here on Pro MMA last week, and now it’s Kevin’s turn.
And in the Opening Round, FightHype’s main man, Percy Crawford comes in to break down the loaded Affliction card going head to head with the UFC event on the 19th.
Frankie Edgar came in and talked his upcoming fight with Hermes Franca, his TUF experience, his first loss against Gray Maynard and a move to 145. Anthony Johnson followed Frank and showed why his nickname is “Rumble”. He pulled no punches breaking down his UFC career, his upcoming fight with Kevin Burns and training with Cung Le & Jake Shields…then he expresses his hatred for a top UFC welterweight he’d love to fight.
In the Opening Round, award winning national columnist for Yahoo Sports, Dan Wetzel, stopped by and we broke down the Rampage/Forrest fight, the MMA scoring system, upcoming superfights in MMA and why boxing superfights are few and far between.
UFC Lightweight Frankie “The Answer” Edgar stops by the show to discuss the biggest fight of his life next week against top contender Hermes Franca at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19th. In his UFC debut last year, Frankie handed Tyson Griffin his first loss and went on to win three in a row before losing a decision to Gray Maynard in his last fight. He’ll rap about his quest to erase the memory of that loss when he and Hermes both look to get back in the win column.
Also on the card that night will be highlight-reel KO artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson as he prepares for a true battle of styles against Kevin Burns. Kevin’s shocking submission of Roan Carneiro last month earned him Submission of the Night at UFC 85 and a spot on the main card. Anthony’s two wins in the Octagon took a total of 64 seconds and he says he is ready to rumble in the studio and in the cage. Make sure to tune in to find out.
As mentioned on PMR 4, I wrote two new MMA articles that are now available on Bodybuilding.com.
“4 Incredible Supplements for MMA Training and Recovery” covers various nutritional supplements that fighters use to enhance their intensity during training sessions and recovery afterwards. Just click on the link to check it out.
A Preview of UFC 86 is also online now to help you get ready for this weekend’s big event here at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas.