Ryan Bader not sure if injury prone Rashad Evan’s will make it to UFC 192

Ryan Bader not sure if injury prone Rashad Evan’s will make it to UFC 192 “Honestly, I’m surprised if he shows up.” “If you see pictures of Rashad recently he looks like DC. So he’s gotta worry about himself in camp. [He’s] gotta worry about getting down to weight first.”

Ryan Bader came on Submission Radio this week leading into his UFC 192 fight with Rashad Evans.

While the news is old Bader discussed his surprise at being passed over for a title shot against Daniel CormierI was just surprised pretty much. He was coming off a loss – not even a loss, a knock out loss to the guy that just lost for the champion in Anthony Johnson.” Discussing a phone call he had with Dana White trying to plead his case for the title shot Bader explained how it went down I did pick up the phone and call Dana and just asked him, like I said, plead my case and gave him what I thought and told him that if there was any reservations about [my] fighting style or anything, that I’m gonna go out there and try to take that belt and try to finish the guy in front of me and all that kind of stuff, and he just said that they were going with Gustafsson and if I get through Rashad [Evans] he doesn’t really see being able to deny me not getting a title shot. So that’s where it stood and I tried to have him reconsider, but their mind was pretty much set on that. So just moving forward it’s Rashad. That’s it. The past is the past. I’ll catch up to those guys later, hopefully after this fight.” So since Ryan was on the phone to Dana did it he promise him a title shot if he beats Rashad at UFC 192? According to Bader there is no such thing as a guaranteed title shot in the UFC “It was more along the lines of ‘nobody can kind of deny that you deserve it’. So there’s no…nowadays there really is no guaranteed title shot, “you have the guaranteed title shot next”, there’s none of that. So we can get hurt or what not when they have the match up ready to go and something happens to the other guy, you never know. So it’s all about – you know it’s real cliché and everything – but it’s all about the one in front of you. You just keep knocking them down, sooner or later you’re going to get your shot.” Continue reading Ryan Bader not sure if injury prone Rashad Evan’s will make it to UFC 192

Kleio Valentien ‘Ronda ArouseMe’ has a message for Ronda Rousey “Please go out on a date with me.”

Kleio Valentien who will be playing Ronda Rousey in the porn parody ‘Ronda ArouseMe’ came on Submission Radio this week to discuss the project.

When Kleio found out she got the part of Ronda she was excited for many reasons she discussed her reaction with Submission Radio “I was really excited about it. I love watching UFC. I used to love watching Pride. I grew up first watching boxing and then whenever all of the MMA fights started coming around a whole lot and being publicised, I started watching that. So getting to play a role of a women who is badass and like kicks ass, I’m like “yes of course I would love to”. But you know, it is a parody, so we also poke fun and stuff. Not like at the people, but play on names and stuff like that. And we also poke fun at the idea of we’re making a parody of this, so we’re poking fun at ourselves as well.”

With Ronda being one of the biggest sporting stars in the world Kleio has had to deal with some criticisms “A lot of people have had and been like “oh she doesn’t look exactly like Ronda”, and I’m like, “well I’m sorry”, you know, I’m sorry I don’t look exactly like her, I don’t look as hot as her. She’s fucken like fit as hell and amazing. So sorry I can’t be like that.” Ronda’s recent positive comments about the movies on her Reddit AMA is something Kleio was happy about explaining I’m glad that she is not angry about it and that she’s a good sport about it and she knows that it’s all in good fun. We have had some people angry about it who think that, you know, which she has worked really hard to be more than just a good woman-fighter but a great fighter in general, that we were sexualizing her too much and stuff.” So how does Kleio deal with the haters when it comes to this project “You know, so there’s always gonna be like certain people who are angry about parodies, and what can I say? It’s just what’s going to happen. You just take the good with the bad and just go with it.” Continue reading Kleio Valentien ‘Ronda ArouseMe’ has a message for Ronda Rousey “Please go out on a date with me.”

Ronda Rousey Coach: Edmond Tarverdyan not happy with a catchweight Cyborg fight

Ronda Rousey Coach: Edmond Tarverdyan not happy with a catchweight Cyborg fight “Cyborg has cheated. People have to understand that. And now, no fucking exceptions. I don’t want exceptions, I want it at 135.” On Holly Holm fight “I’ll put all my life earnings on Ronda. Even in a boxing match Ronda beats her. Stops her, doesn’t beat her”

Edmond Tarverdyan Ronda Rousey’s head coach stopped by Submission Radio on this weeks episode.

When it comes to Ronda fighting Cyborg Edmond has no interest in a catch weight bout even thought Ronda did fight at 145 previously in her career “I honestly don’t understand what she’s even talking about. She needs to make the weight to fight. I don’t understand catchweights, I don’t like catchweights. I don’t understand what she’s talking about catchweights, I don’t even like it in boxing. There is a weight division and everybody should follow the weight divisions and fight at that weight for the title to be one the line, and Ronda is a champion at 135 right now. She has done things in her past to put fighter’s life in danger. When we’re training and we’re in the gym, we try and make everything so intelligent and smart and safe so we could be right, we could be respectful to the sport.” 

While Ronda did used to fight other girls at 145 Edmond isn’t willing to let her fight Cyborg at the weight because of one key difference “Those girls did not done what Cyborg has done, those girls did not cheat. Cyborg has cheated. People have to understand that. And now, no fucking exceptions. I don’t want exceptions, I want it at 135.”

Describing the match up Edmond expects Ronda to beat Cyborg everywhere including the striking “ Ronda beats her in striking. She overwhelms people, she pushes her punches and she throws a bit heavy, you know, heavier than some of these opponents, but her opponents give up on her. Ronda’s knockout was a knockout this last fight.” Although Cris has gotten many TKO finishes Edmond isn’t impressed with her striking “I think she’s slow, she just overwhelms people because of what she’s been doing I think. And she can box a bit more than the others, and she’s been doing it longer and it doesn’t surprise me. Ronda is the better athlete. Ronda is quicker, stronger and faster. That’s it.”

With another possible contender in the wings Edmond discussed how he would put his like savings on the line if Ronda was to fight Holly Holm even in a boxing match “I’ll put all my life earnings on Ronda. Even in a boxing match Ronda beats her. Stops her, doesn’t beat her. I’m a man of my word, and after champ retires undefeated, maybe one day they can box in the gym. Same thing will happen in the gym. Even with 14 ounce gloves she can’t stop champ. Champ’s too strong for all of them. But the girl [Holly Holm] could keep the distance a bit better than most fighters in there. She has been the champion for a long time in boxing.” Continue reading Ronda Rousey Coach: Edmond Tarverdyan not happy with a catchweight Cyborg fight