MMA's Great Debate Radio: Chad Mendes, Brian Rogers & UFC Fight Night 28 Fallout

Damon MartinContributor ISeptember 5, 2013

Sep 4, 2013; Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL; Glover Teixeira (right) fights against Ryan Bader  during UFC Fight Night at Mineirinho Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
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Following last night's UFC Fight Night 28 event, MMA's Great Debate Radio returns to talk about the show as well as welcome in Chad Mendes and Brian Rogers as guests.

UFC Fight Night 28 ended with Glover Teixeira knocking out Ryan Bader in the first round, and he will now get the next crack at the light heavyweight belt against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson.

On today's show we debate if Teixeira should be the No. 1 contender or if it's too soon for the UFC prospect to get the shot.

Also on today's show, Mendes joins us to discuss his win over Clay Guida and current standing in the division. He also reveals how Ricardo Lamas turned down two opportunities to face him in the Octagon and if he still has interest in fighting him now.

Bellator fighter Rogers also stops by to talk about the upcoming middleweight tournament and how important this upcoming fight is to his career after failing to make it to a title shot in each of his last three attempts.


Today's debate topics on the show include:

—Teixeira knocks out Bader and will get the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight title. Good move or bad move?

—Jones says Teixeira is "Rampage with better grappling" after saying Daniel Cormier is irrelevant. Is Jones on point or stepping over the line?

—Should Jacare Souza leapfrog Vitor Belfort as the No. 1 contender at middleweight and face the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva?

—Chael Sonnen fights Rashad Evans at UFC 167—like it, love it or hate it?


This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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