Podcast: Anthony Johnson, Ed Soares, Mark Pavelich

By Sherdog.com Staff Jan 10, 2014
TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Friday for another edition of “Beatdown.” Joining them was WSOF fighter Anthony Johnson, manager and RFA promoter Ed Soares, and MFC boss Mark Pavelich.

Johnson returns to action next Saturday in the co-main event of WSOF 8 when he meets Mike Kyle. The Blackzilian’s product joined TJ and Jeff to talk about the upcoming match up, his future with World Series of Fighting, and if he has done enough for the UFC and MMA as a whole to forgive him after missing weight multiple times.

Soares wears a variety of hats in mixed martial arts. The long time manager to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and RFA president joined “Beatdown” Friday to discuss a variety of topics including the future of the long time pound-for-pound great, Silva’s progress rehabbing the injury sustained while fighting Chris Weidman, and a possible comeback fight against former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Soares also chats about the upcoming Resurrection Fighting Alliance card that takes place January 24th, live on AXS TV.

Pavelich continues to be Canada’s premier promoter in mixed martial arts. The Maximum Fighting Championship president joined De Santis and Sherwood to discuss MFC’s first effort in 2014. MFC 39 takes place January 17th at the Northland Expo Center in Edmonton, Alberta. Pavelich breaks down the card, the current landscape in promoting, and where he feels the Canadian based promotion ranks among MMA’s “big leagues.”

TJ and Jeff also take listener calls, emails, tweets and predictions for what will happen in the world of mixed martial arts in 2014. The guys also discuss Matt Brown’s comments regarding women’s mixed martial arts.

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