Jens Pulver on unfair punishment for Nick Diaz failing his drug test

Jens Pulver on unfair punishment for Nick Diaz failing his drug test “I’m going to throw a fine on you, I’m gonna throw a penalty on you, the same way I’m gonna throw it on this guy who just D-bol’d [Dianabol], failed for D-bol and every other performance enhancing drug.” “Now wait, why can’t I go to drug rehab for a day? No? Nobody? No I mean I’m dead ass serious. That’s what pisses me off about this.” Plus on why GSP needs tp fight Lawler “Young Bobbie [Lawler], he don’t do any of that (PED‘s). So basically everything you’re saying [about] why you don’t want to fight; well guess what, you got a guy holding the championship of your weight class, who to my knowledge is clean as could be, fight him. If you really are an advocate for standing up for what you believe in, and the steroids, and all that performance enhancing drugs, and things like that, well, Robbie. There he is. Your champ hasn’t been popped or done anything to my knowledge. Never has, never will.”

Jens Pulver came on Submission Radio this week to talk about his involvement in the MMA show Wimp 2 Warrior and his big return to MMA for ONE FC.

Jens also discussed why GSP needs to come back to fight Robbie Lawler : “GSP I know he’s a big advocate of it that and wouldn’t come out and fight, but as far as everybody knows, young Bobbie [Lawler], he don’t do any of that. So basically everything you’re saying [about] why you don’t want to fight; well guess what, you got a guy holding the championship of your weight class, who to my knowledge is clean as could be, fight him. If you really are an advocate for standing up for what you believe in, and the steroids, and all that performance enhancing drugs, and things like that, well, Robbie. There he is. Your champ hasn’t been popped or done anything to my knowledge. Never has, never will.” Continue reading Jens Pulver on unfair punishment for Nick Diaz failing his drug test

Urijah Faber ready to be the bad guy in Ireland

Urijah Faber ready to be the bad guy in Ireland “I feel like a fight with McGregor is a big fight right now. I’d do that in a heartbeat. If he wants to go to Ireland, I’ll be the heel in Ireland in front of 90,000 folks.” on PED’s in MMA “I’ve been in this sport 11 plus years and it just sucks that everyone’s cheating.” PLUS details of awkward phone conversation with Dana White

Urijah Faber came on Submission Radio to discuss his super fight with Frankie Edgar and to breakdown his future plans which could include fighting Conor McGregor in Ireland. Urijah also talks about the truth behind an awkward 24 second conversation he had with Dana White where he was offered a fight with TJ Dillashaw and set’s the record straight once and for all if the bout will ever happen.

All that plus Urijah’s thoughts on PED’s in MMA, Dominick Cruz and much more.

Full interview link: http://bit.ly/1CzRB6A

Interview Transcript

why Urijah took the fight against Edgar and how he can’t wait around for “fragile” Dominick Cruz to heal up

You know what, there’s only certain people in this sport that are in the position that I’m in, where I can go up to a weight, and go back down to a weight and be able to fight the top competitors, and I just want to take advantage of that. Frankie’s a legendary fighter, he’s a former world champion, I’m a former world champion, and I just want a challenge; and I feel like I can’t wait around all day for Dominick Cruz to heal up. Continue reading Urijah Faber ready to be the bad guy in Ireland

It Was The Tournaments

“Did the same tournament structure which helped made Bellator successful lead to Bjorn Rebney‘s departure/termination?”—Get Real MMA blog, June 2014.

The answer is “yes”.

It was three years ago, back in October 2011. Ben Askren defended the Bellator welterweight title against Jay Hieron by split decision. It was a close fight, and many felt that Hieron should have left Bellator 56 as the new welterweight champion. The person in charge of Bellator at the time, Bjorn Rebney, was adamant that Hieron would get no instant championship rematch; Hieron would have to again win three bouts in “The Toughest Tournament in Sports” to get another title bout. The fight with Askren was Hieron’s last bout in Bellator. Believing he defeated Askren and had earned a rematch, Hieron said he requested and was granted a release in exchange for his signing bonus.

The month of Bellator 56, Viacom bought a majority stake in Bellator, becoming influential in the promotion’s future. The next month, November, came one of the biggest fights in the promotion’s history—Alvarez vs. Chandler. It was this bout which propelled the idea of championship rematches outside winning a tournament.   Continue reading It Was The Tournaments