MMA's Great Debate Radio: Roy Nelson, Josh Burkman and the Best Debate in MMA

Damon MartinContributor IJune 11, 2013

Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Roy Nelson (white shorts)  celebrates defeating Cheick Kongo (not pictured) during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 161 fighter Roy Nelson and World Series of Fighting's Josh Burkman join today's show, and there should be plenty of debate surrounding UFC on Fuel 10 and Bellator's new night for programming.

Stepping into help out an ailing UFC 161 on just a couple of weeks notice, Roy Nelson joins the show to talk about why he decided to take the fight, his existing contract with the UFC and whether he plans to return to the Octagon after Saturday night.

Also on the show, World Series of Fighting main event fighter Josh Burkman stops by to discuss his fight against Jon Fitch and why he's not looking for a return to the UFC right now.

Finally the debate heats up on today's show as we discuss the events that went down in Brazil on Saturday for UFC on Fuel 10, as well as some other big stories in the MMA world over the last few days, including Bellator's new night for programming.


Today's debate topics include

  • Fabricio Werdum said he wants to wait until after Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 to decide what's next. Good move or bad move?
  • Thiago Silva knocks out Rafael Feijao—are you buying him as a legit top-10 fighter now?
  • Bellator will shift programming to Friday nights in September. Will they be as successful on the new night?
  • Jose Aldo says with a win over Anthony Pettis he will move to 155 to challenge for the title there.  Agree or disagree with that decision?


This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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