Podcast: Mendes, Wheelock, Pavelich

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 13, 2013
UFC featherweight Chad Mendes, Bellator play-by-play man Sean Wheelock and Maximum Fighting Championship promoter Mark Pavelich joined “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network.

Mendes was scheduled to face Manvel Gamburyan on the UFC 157 card. An injury to the Armenian judoka scrapped the bout and Mendes’ participation all together. The Team Alpha Male product joined TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood to chat about the bout cancellation and what went through his mind when get got the news. “Money” also shares his thoughts on his new fight made for the UFC on Fox 7 card where he will face Clay Guida. Plus, you’re not going to want to miss Mendes’ rant on the Olympic committee’s decision to discontinue wrestling starting with the 2020 games.

Wheelock is generally heard on Bellator MMA’s broadcasts Thursday nights on SpikeTV. Today “Big Wheel” joined De Santis and Sherwood to talk a variety of topics. Not only is Wheelock head of the Bellator commentating team, but he moonlights as a licensed boxing referee. In conjunction with Rob Hinds, Wheelock also puts on seminars throughout the country in an effort to help better educate people interested in getting in to mixed martial arts as a judge or referee.

Pavelich is one of the most outspoken people in mixed martial arts. The MFC promoter is back in action with MFC 36 on Friday night. The Canadian fight promoter joined “Beatdown” to talk about promoting MMA in a “UFC world.” Pavelich also shares why he thinks he has been successful while so many other shows have failed.

Check out the show here.

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