Podcast: Boetsch, Zahabi, Cruickshank, Vazquez
TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio
Network on Wednesday for a packed edition of "Beatdown." Joining
them were fighters Tim Boetsch,
Vazquez, and coach Firas Zahabi.
Boetsch is closing in on his final training sessions in preparation
for his Dec. 29 showdown with Constantinos
Philippou. "The Barbarian" chats about the upcoming
middleweight title, his status as top contender for Anderson
Silva's title and where the nickname "Barbarian" originated
from. The Matt
Hume-trained fighter also talks about a potential showdown with
Weidman, his original opponent for the UFC 155 card.
Zahabi was in the corner of Rory
MacDonald on Saturday night in Seattle for the UFC on Fox 5
card. Zahabi joined "Beatdown" to talk about his charge's
impressive decision win over B.J. Penn. Firas
breaks down the strategy that was implemented in dismantling a
legend of the sport, MacDonald's future and what's next for GSP.
The coach considers what challenges Georges St.
Pierre would have with guys like Johny
Hendricks, Nick Diaz and UFC
middleweight champion Anderson
Cruickshank was another fighter who impressed viewers of the UFC on
Fox 5 card. “The Detroit Superstar” stopped Henry
Martinez with a highlight-reel head-kick knockout. Cruickshank
joins the show to talk about his win, growing up in a fighting
family and the pride he has fighting out of The Motor City.
Vazquez has always been one to speak his mind. The former King of
the Cage and Gladiator Challenge champion joined De Santis and
Sherwood looking for a fight. On Jan. 19 and 20 in Los Angeles,
Vasquez’s wife Rose Gracie will be promoting her Gracie U.S.
Nationals event as part of the L.A. Fitness Expo. Vazquez issued an
invitation to world champion grapplers to join him in a four-man
155-pound tournament where you only advance if you can submit your
opponent. "Showtime" breaks down what he feels is wrong with sport
jiu-jitsu and why he would like to compete with some of the world's
best under his set of rules.
TJ and Jeff also take a look at the sport's current events,
including what fans think of Benson
Henderson being considered as Fighter of the Year for 2012.
Check out the show
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