MMA's Great Debate Radio: Gilbert Melendez, Lance Palmer & All New Debate Topics

Damon MartinContributor IMay 7, 2013

Apr 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Gilbert Melendez prepares to fight against Benson Henderson (not pictured) during the lightweight championship bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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MMA's Great Debate Radio returns on Tuesday for a big show, featuring former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, top featherweight prospect Lance Palmer and the best debate in MMA.

Gilbert Melendez stops by the show to discuss his loss to Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 7 and his deep belief that he should be holding the UFC lightweight title right now.

Melendez will also talk about when he will return to action later this year and what matchups make the most sense for him when he gets back in the Octagon.

Also on the show today is former four-time Ohio State All-American wrestler Lance Palmer, who returns to action this weekend for his sixth professional fight. Palmer is viewed as one of the top prospects in the sport currently and with another win or two, he will likely join his Team Alpha Male teammates in the UFC.

Palmer talks his progression in the sport, the addition of Duane "Bang" Ludwig as his head coach and when he hopes to make the jump to a major organization.

The debate heats up on today's show with all new topics, including discussions about Anderson Silva and Eddie Alvarez.

Today's debate topics include:

- Anderson Silva fined $50,000 for no showing media event—is the UFC setting an important standard here or stepping over the line?

- Eddie Alvarez has done numerous interviews this week discussing his lawsuit with Bellator—good move or bad move?

- Rich Franklin is interested in a fight with Michael Bisping. but what matchup makes the most sense for him right now?

This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Tuesday, May 7, 2013


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