By Zach Arnold | March 11, 2014
“Sometimes it is good to change the scenery a little, change the look a little. Get out of your comfort zone. You want stability but you want instability at the same time. Everybody loves routine, you know like the same thing, the same coffee everybody, but they like differences and they like excitement, too. Like you don’t want to know the end of the movie. Sometimes you want to change your ice cream. Sometimes, I don’t know about you guys, I have a feeling you two probably when you’re in bed with your women you close your eyes and pretend it’s some guy, some Asian guy, I don’t know.”
With guest respect like that, what could go wrong?
Fight Opinion Radio is back after a five year hiatus. Rusty but ready & fired up. Our special guest this week is Mr. John Hackleman from The Pit (thepit.tv). Great knowledge & a great sense of humor. Some of the topics we covered during the interview:
- Discussing Glover Teixeira’s chances against Jon Jones & what kind of training program Glover currently is utilizing
- Glove Teixeira, Crossfit master, and what his formula for success along with the formula of success that Chuck Liddell utilized for such a long period of time
- Comparing and contrasting styles between coaches like John and big names such as Greg Jackson & Duane Ludwig
- Thoughts on Dana White recently proclaiming Ronda Rousey on being the biggest UFC star in the entire universe and whether that was a slap in the face to guys like Chuck Liddell who helped build the UFC brand
- Discussion about Chuck Liddell’s reputation & track record for fighting any opponent under any circumstance at any time. Does that strategy fit in today’s MMA scene given what has happened recently with fighters like Josh Thomson?
In addition to our guest interview, Mr. Whaledog returns. Top lawyer Jeff Thaler is back to ruminate over some of the more interesting business-related topics in Mixed Martial Arts including:
- The issue with everyone reversing against the testosterone policy to give fighters a free pass to use drugs: why now?
- What will it take to get real, legitimate enhanced random drug testing being implemented for MMA and will the boxing promoters step up before the UFC?
- The similarities & differences between the way WWE and UFC handled Therapeutic Use Exemptions for testosterone and where brain damage fits into the picture
- The future prospects of One FC and the differences between trying to market MMA in Asia from Singapore as a base versus Tokyo as a base
- Will kicks and knees to a downed opponent be ever allowed in the future under the Unified Rules? Why or why not?
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Time length of this week’s show: 40 minutes (17 MB MP3)
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It’s been years in the making. An old, famous enemy returns to Fight Opinion for a well-deserved interrogation. Plus: we respond to the UFC’s recent public intimidation of MMA writers and whether or not the bullying tactics are working. Has the testosterone scandal exposed UFC as a paper tiger in mainstream media circles? If the mainstream sports media decides to go hard after Zuffa in the future, is management prepared to withstand legitimate pressure?
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