Jake Ellenberger on if Robbie Lawler is a long term UFC champion “I don’t think he’s going to keep it.”on rematch with Lawler “Do I think I could beat him? Absolutely.”
“There’s guys in the UFC that shouldn’t even be in the UFC, and I just think from a skill point of view, absolutely. She is…she’s phenomenal.”
Jake Ellenberger returned to Submission Radio this week.
Jake was honest with the boys when talking about if he thought Robbie Lawler was a long term UFC champion “No I don’t. I think Robbie’s a fantastic fighter and I do think he is deserving of that title, but I don’t think he’s going to keep it. This division is so stacked” As a matter of fact even though Jake’s rooting for Robbie he can’t help but feel Rory will walk out as the new champion “I actually think Rory’s going to beat him, and I’m not even rooting for Rory. I’m rooting for Robbie. But that’s just, I think the kid is good. Whether you like him or not, he is good, and I think Rory will win.”
When it comes to Lawler Jake admitted that his first fight with the UFC champ consumes his thoughts “Actually I think about that a lot. It’s funny, I’ve watched him quite a bit and there’s a few things I would do differently.” Jake’s believes that if he had a chance at a rematch with Robbie he’d walk out on top “I would love to fight the fight again. Do I think I could beat him? Absolutely. It’s just being the better guy, and for me executing. So do I have the skills to beat him? Yes. Executing is the equation.” Continue reading Jake Ellenberger on if Robbie Lawler is a long term UFC champion
Don Frye ready to step in for Ken Shamrock if he pulls out of Kimbo fight “I threw my hat in the ring. If Ken gets hurt and has to step out, you know I’m here. I’ll step in the cage to challenge Kimbo.” On Ronda Rousey “I don’t want to hear you say you can fight a man until you fight Cyborg, and don’t insist that she gets drug tested for anything, and don’t insist that she makes weight. Shut the hell up and fight” Plus thoughts on Conor McGregor “He’s in Jose Aldo’s mind and poor old Jose doesn’t know whether to shit or go blind.”
Don Frye made his 2015 return for Submission Radio this week and had a lot to get off his chest during his chat with the boys.
Frye gave Submission Radio his prediction for Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo “I’ll go with one of my fellow white men. Seeing as everyone’s white and black and racist today, I’m going to pull out my race card and go with the crazy ‘Mick’. He’s in Jose Aldo’s mind and poor old Jose doesn’t know whether to shit or go blind.” While on the subject of McGregor Don compared the MMA star to a crazy Hollywood acot Gary Busey “Yeah I think – didn’t they used to have a reality TV show [where] some guys would follow him around? That crazy actor? Who was that crazy actor with those big teeth?……..Gary Busey.” “I’m with Conor. Conor’s like Gary Busey. Man, Geez-louise. You know don’t where this guy’s coming from.”
With Don’s back feeling better lately we may see him in the cage one more time as he discussed his preparation to fill in for Ken Shamrock if he gets injured and pulls out of the Kimbo Slice fight “I threw my hat in the ring. If Ken gets hurt and has to step out, you know I’m here. I’ll step in the cage to challenge Kimbo. I think it’d be a great fight [between] Kimbo and myself.” Continue reading Don Frye ready to step in for Ken Shamrock if he pulls out of Kimbo fight
Chris Leben on Anderson Silva “If he would have just went out and retired after breaking his leg and everything else, and said “look, this is a catastrophic injury.””Getting caught was a bit fucked up” Plus on Jason Thacker “I know I was a little bit of a dickhead on the show, but I just really appreciated that he doesn’t have any resentments.”
Leben like the rest of the MMA community felt bad for Jason Thacker after reading Chuck Mindenhall’s article on his living situation and life after TUF 1 “I know I was a little bit of a dickhead on the show, but I just really appreciated that he doesn’t have any resentments. His life is where it’s at and he’s fully accepted it. He doesn’t hold anything against anybody that was on the show – you know, me in particular – which just makes me go man, what a….what a real person. What a stand up guy.” When it comes to Jason’s role on TUF 1 Chris is quick to admit that “I think in a lot of ways, yeah he was a sacrificial lamb.”
While on the subject of TUF 1 Leben had some thoughts about his former rival Josh Koscheck hanging around the UFC too long “What else does he have to prove? Let it go. I mean, there comes a point in everybody’s life where you gotta say ‘you know I think I’ve proven everything I can and I’ve pushed as far as I can go’. And in my opinion it’s better to burn out than fade away.”
Leben also discussed his former opponent Anderson Silva testing positive for steroids Chris made it clear that Anderson may have made a mistake returning instead of retiring while still on top “I mean if he would have just went out and retired after breaking his leg and everything else, and said “look, this is a catastrophic injury. I was the best fighter of all time”. The world was his oyster at that point” Chris pointed out that now Anderson failing his drug test is a tough situation for the sport Continue reading Chris Leben on Anderson Silva