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MMA WIZ DAVE MELTZER RING TALK

DAVE MELTZER KING OF MMA WRITERS

Dave "MMA Genius" Meltzer

Dave “MMA Genius” Meltzer


On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and MMA’s iconic writer Dave Meltzer covered the bases on the UFC, UFC 186, Ronda Rousey and more. Truly a great radio guest on MMA is the creator of the Wrestling Observer newsletter.

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“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT POLAND RESULTS

CRO COP EVENS THE SCORE

Gabriel Gonzaga Takes a Nap Courtesy of Mirko Cro Cop

Gabriel Gonzaga Taking a Nap Courtesy of Cro Cop

Los Angeles, CA- At the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland, and live on UFC Fight PassUFC Fight Night featured the return of heavyweight (265 lb. limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (31-11-2, 1 NC). Cro Cop successfully avenged his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-10) in the main event with a third round TKO victory.

TRILOGY?

While this fight was not the worst, it was not necessarily entertaining enough to warrant a rematch.  Cro Cop will likely fight on, though it is difficult to see him beating the elites. Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT MIRKO CRO COP RETURNS

FIGHT NIGHT ON UFC FIGHT PASS SATURDAY

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Coutesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Courtesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Los Angeles, CA- For the large number of fans who will miss Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, I have good news:  The fights are not very good.  Heavyweight (265 limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (30-11-2, 1 NC) will try to avenge his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9) in the main event at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland.

WHY IS THERE A REMATCH? 

I think Cro Cop simply got caught in the first fight, and should be able to beat Gonzaga.  Both guys are way past their best, so this fight really has very little value from a legacy perspective. Read more

LISTEN RING TALK MMA & ZACK YOUNG

RONDA ROUSEY READY TO PISS BRAZIL OFF!

Ronda Rousey Mocking Opponents

Ronda Rousey Mocks Opponent

San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez talked UFC/MMA with Sports Overnight America Weekend Edition co-host Zack “Attack” Young who takes us through the world of MMA and the UFC which will include Ronda Rousey going to Brazil August 1 to defend her UFC 135 lb. title.

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RING TALK MMA PREVIEWS UFC 185

PREVIEW OF UFC 185 & MORE
Anthony "Mr. Amazing" Pettis
San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and Zack Young went over Saturday’s UFC 185 featuring lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, in addition to UFC and MMA news.

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“KING” ANTHONY PETTIS DEFENDS AT UFC 185

BEST “POUND-FOR-POUND”(?) FIGHTS SATURDAY

Anthony "Showtime" Pettis

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis

Los Angeles, CA- Grab a seat and enjoy “Showtime” on Saturday night, as Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-2) defends his UFC lightweight belt against Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) in the main event of UFC 185.  Pettis, the UFC lightweight (155 lb.) champion is one of the best all-around fighters out there, and he will continue to prove that on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX with what I believe will be a decisive win over dos Anjos.  The Brazilian will give his all, but he appears to be no match for the amazing Pettis.

STRAWWEIGHT (115) TITLE ON THE LINE IN CO-MAIN

Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza

Strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-2) will defend her title against tough striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0).  Poland’s Jedrzejczyk could easily take the belt, but I see the versatility of Esparza winning the day.  This bout will be interesting from start to finish, so make sure you tune in.

HENDRICKS ON THE REBOUND

Former welterweight (170) champ Johny Hendricks (16-3) will try to bounce back from losing his title by securing a win over Matt Brown (19-12).  This will be a fun fight for the fans, and one I see Hendricks winning.  Brown is very tough and has improved drastically the last few years, but Hendricks is simply better. Read more

LISTEN RING TALK WITH CYBORG SANTOS

CYBORG SANTOS AWAITING RHONDA ROUSEY

Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Cris “Cyborg” Santos


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez went deep with Zack Young as we brought in the amazing and controversial MMA icon Cris “Cyborg” Santos, who expanded on her Steroid use, fighting Rhonda Rousey and more.

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RONDA ROUSEY AMAZING AT UFC 184

UFC’S BIGGEST STAR SHINES BRIGHT AT STAPLES CENTER

Double R

Double R

Los Angeles, CA- UFC star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (11-0) retained her bantamweight (135) belt and took “Alpha” Cat Zingano’s (9-1) zero in the process in the main event of UFC 184.  In just 14 seconds, Rousey submitted Zingano with on of her famous armbars.  Going in, many picked Zingano to win, but here at Ring Talk, we knew she was no match for the Rowdy one.  Rousey and Zingano become the first females to headline a UFC pay-per-view show.  With all of the extra eyes on her, Ronda put on perhaps her most impressive performance to date.

ROUSEY IS MUST-SEE TV

You may not realize it, but you are witnessing a special talent.  Enjoy Rousey while she is here, as I cannot see her remaining in the fight game for too long.  The Olympic judoka has charisma that transcends the appeal of mixed martial arts, and has undoubtedly brought new demographics to the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Read more

BRIT TAKES BELLATOR TITLE ON SPIKE TV

NEW BRITISH BELLATOR CHAMP

Bellator British Invasion

Los Angeles, CA- At Bellator 143-British Invasion, British light heavyweight (205) Liam McGeary (10-0) became the new champion by defeating Emmanuel Newton (26-7-1) by unanimous decision.  McGeary was in control throughout, al;though Newton had his moments.  The giant 6’6″ fighter will be an interesting champion in the coming months.

KONGO FIGHT GOES THE DISTANCE

Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) of France lost a debatable split decision to Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (15-4, 1 NC) of the United States in Mo’s heavyweight (265 limit) debut.  It was a close fight, but one that could end up leading to Kongo’s retirement.  At 39, I am really not sure what else he has to offer.  He has had a solid career, but losing to a guy who was not even that great fighting 60 pounds below seems like a bad sign for the veteran heavyweight. Read more

RONDA ROUSEY-CAT ZINGANO TOP UFC 184

PAIR OF FEMALE BOUTS TOP UFC 184

San Francisco, CA- In a battle of two unbeaten stars, the “Queen of MMA” aka Rhonda Rousey (9-0) will defend her UFC bantamweight (135 lbs) against the top rated Cat Zingano (also 9-0) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA as UFC 184 goes live on Pay Per View at 7 PM PT.

Cris "Look Like A Man" Santos

Cris “Look Like A Man” Santos


CYBORG SANTOS TRULY A “CYBORG”

Last night in El Lay, Cris “Cyborg” Santos, who has underwent a name change probably to escape her record of being a Steroid cheat (a cyborg is a fictional being with both organic and biomechatronic parts) who was popped by the California Commission a while back for Steroids. A chick in need of a shave by 5 PM, Cyborg waisted a girl named Charmaine Tweet in a Tweet that lasted just 46 seconds in defense of the Envicta FC 145 lb. (featherweight) title.

DANA WHITE WITNESSED CARNAGE

This is another example of the UFC being on top from a marketing point of view as Rousey-Cyborg is the biggest fight out there in women’s MMA, and it might be in all of MMA as I anticpate incredible if NOT record MMA/UFC Pay Per View numbers for Rousey-Cyborg, but only if Rhonda can get by a quite talented Zingano tonight. Although favored, anything can happen in MMA and Cat appears to be the best fighter Rousey has yet to face.

ROUSEY NEARLY LAUNCHES LIZ INTO ORBIT Read more

LISTEN RING TALK MMA WITH KYLE KINGSBURY

“KING KYLE” THE “KING OF MMA ANALYSIS”

Kyle "Triple K" Kingsbury

Kyle “Triple K” Kingsbury


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez “broke bread” with retired UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury. The many failed Drug Tests (Steroids) were a big part of the conversation as well as the upcoming UFC schedule.

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“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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EX-UFC KING FRANK MIR KO’S GIANT SILVA

FRANCISCO SANTOS MIR, III IS BACK

Farnk Mir Returnith!

Farnk Mir Returnith!


San Francisco, CA- When it comes to former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, it’s quite obvious after his one-punch knockout of Giant Silva, Sunday night that you, “Can teach an old dog new tricks.”

MIR IS A BLAST TO BE AROUND!

One of the great personalities in sports, Mir, a Las Vegas resident put himself back in the UFC top ten by halting the 3-1 favorite Silva in 1:43 before a sold out crowd of Brazilians who were so quiet after the TKO that you would have thought I hit my TV’s mute button.

SINK OR SWIM FIGHT & FRANK SWAM

Having lost four straight, the consensus among people was that Silva was going to steamroll Mir in this battle of 45-year olds seeing he has looked less than stellar before coming back tonight after a year layoff.

BOXING 101 WINS ANOTHER BIG MMA FIGHT Read more

UFC SUFFERING STEROID EPIDEMIC

UFC P.E.D. SCANDAL SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL

Ultimate Steroid Championships?

Ultimate Steroid Championships?

Los Angeles, CA- When news broke last week that the beloved “Greatest of All Time,” former UFC middleweight (185) champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (34-6) tested positive for two performance-enhancing drugs in pre-fight tests for his January 31 bout with former Strikeforce welterweight (170) champion Nick Diaz (26-10, 1 NC), the mixed martial arts world was turned upside down.  Silva had developed an unbeatable aura before his back-to-back TKO2 losses to Chris Weidman (12-0).  A young man from Brazil who beat all odds and become possibly the best fighter in MMA history.  He rose from obscurity to do things in the cage no one had ever done before.  All of Silva’s accomplishments are now sadly accompanied by an asterisk.

SILVA ONLY THE BEGINNING

Since Anderson’s positive test last week, two more big names in mixed martial arts have popped for steroids.  Current World Series of Fighting contender Jon Fitch (26-7-1, 1 NC) failed a drug test because of elevated testosterone levels prior to his December 13 loss to Rousimar Palhares (17-6).  Palhares failed a drug test for elevated testosterone levels at UFC on FOX 6 back in 2012.  Fitch was always a strong opponent of performance-enhancing drugs, which made his positive test a shock to many.  UFC welterweight contender Hector “Showeather” Lombard’s (35-4-1, 1 NC) drug test failure, which was announced this week was not surprising to me. Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON MOVES UP

BENDO TESTS THE WATERS AT 170

Benson "Split Decision" Henderson

Benson “Split Decision” Henderson

Los Angeles, CA- Former WEC and UFC lightweight (155) champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (21-5) is moving up to welterweight (170) on Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night:  Henderson vs. Thatch.  “Bendo” has been a huge lightweight for years, and will fight in a division that is likely closer to his natural weight.  Brandon “Rukus” Thatch (11-1) will be looking to derail Henderson’s welterweight debut.

WILL BEN SUCCEED AT WELTER?

Henderson has only beaten one out of twelve UFC foes within the scheduled distance, and I do not think he will be able to finish Thatch.  In fact, I think he loses to Thatch.  I just do not feel Ben has the fire or the power to do anything substantial at welterweight.  He is a “point fighter” whose bread and butter is winning decisions over people smaller than him.  This time, he won’t have a size advantage. Read more

SHOULD CONTACT SPORTS BE BANNED?

Arturo Gatti "Post Fight(s)

LIKE MUHAMMAD ALI ISN’T DAMAGED

San Francisco, CA-There have been many studies on the head trauma caused by boxing, as well as other “contact” sports in general. Bottom line is that if you get hit in the head “”right”” and often, unless you’re a freak of nature, you will indeed suffer from the residual effects of being struck. Every time I bring up the two-world ranked Quarry brothers, Jerry and Mike, both of whom were diagnosed with Pugilistic Dementia, of which Jerry died from, people in the business try and counter with ”Carmen Basilio and George Chuvalo took a lot of punches, and they’re fine today.” But, much like George Foreman winning the heavyweight championship at 45, they are the exception to the rule.

RECENT STUDY SAYS THREE STRIKES AND…..

An National Football League study says, ”Our research shows that three concussions may be the threshold for lasting damage.” Most high school gridiron participants are thought to have suffered three concussions before even graduating. I only had one concussion (I believe) in 19 years of off and on boxing. I can recall acting somewhat bizarre, if not outright foolish after a National Golden Gloves bout at the Showboat in Las Vegas.

NFL, BOXERS, MMA, PRO WRESTLING TOO! Read more

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