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  • Podcast: Swanson, Pavelich By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio was back in action Wednesday on The Sherdog Radio Network with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show."

    Jon Luther and Myself returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday for another edition of "Beatdown."

    Joining us was UFC featherweight fighter Cub Swanson. The Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts based fighter was victorious Saturday night against George Roop on the UFC on Fox 2card in Chicago, Illinois.

    Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday for another edition of "The Savage Dog Show."

    Joining them was Maximum Fighting Championship promoter Mark Pavelich. The Canadian fight boss responded to Antonio McKee's comment's regarding his dismissal after Mckee failed to make weight in a title fight against Brian Cobb.

    Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Podcast: Lentz, Roop, Roller, Swanson By: Luca Fury

    Live radio was back Wednesday with new episodes of 'Beatdown' and 'The Savage Dog Show.' TJ De Santis and Jon Luther returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday for a new episode of 'Beatdown.' Joining them were UFC fighters Nik Lentz and George Roop to talk about their upcoming fights at next weeks 'UFC On Fox 2' card.

    Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday for another edition of "The Savage Dog Show." Joining them were UFC fighters Shane Roller and Cub Swanson to discuss their bouts at 'UFC On Fox 2'.

    Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Podcast: Ellenberger, Roop, Wineland By: Luca Fury

    Live radio was back Wednesday with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The SDS." TJ De Santis and Jon Luther returned for a new edition of "Beatdown." They were joined by UFC fighters George Roop and Eddie Wineland to talk about their upcoming fights. They also took listener calls, emails and tweets.

    Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood were back for a new episode of "The Savage Dog Show." Joining them was Jake Ellenberger to talk about his upcoming fight with Diego Sanchez. The two men also took listener calls, emails and tweets.

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  • Radio: Jorgensen, Roop, Curran By: Luca Fury

    Live radio was in full effect Monday on The Sherdog Radio Network with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show." Joining them were UFC fighters Scott Jorgensen, George Roop and Jeff Curran.

    TJ De Santis and Jon Luther were joined by UFC bantemweight Scott Jorgensen. "Young Guns" went in depth on his upcoming fight against Jeff Curran at next week's UFC 137 card.

    On Monday's "Savage Dog Show" Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood welcomed George Roop and Jeff Curran. Roop discussed his fight with Hatsu Hioki at UFC 137, while Curran talked about his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and his fight against Scott Jorgensen.

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  • Radio: Barnett, Noons, Roop, Jorgensen By: TJ De Santis

    Live Radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show."

    Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood were back Wednesday for "The SDS." Joining them were MMA fighters George Roop and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.

    On "Beatdown" Jack Encarnacao and myself were joined my MMA fighters Scott Jorgensen and KJ Noons. We also chatted about the media and athlete dynamic in mixed martial arts.

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  • UFC ‘Fight for the Troops 2’ Analysis: The Main Card By: Tim Leidecker



    Patrick Barry (top) file photo | Sherdog.com



    On Saturday, the UFC put on its second “Fight for the Troops” show to support severely wounded military personnel. While the first event in December of 2008 had many former U.S. Armed Forces members on the fight card itself, that theme was dropped this time around. Instead, “FFTT2” mostly featured the lighter weight classes, with plenty of 135-, 145-, and 155-pound action alongside a pair of heavyweight bouts.

    Below, an in-depth look at Saturday’s five main card matches and which fights are likely to be made in the near future for the 10 participants.

    Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller -- Decision (Unanimous)

    What happened: Long known only as a very confident -- perhaps overconfident -- contestant from “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5, Wiman effectively emancipated himself from his “Handsome” moniker by turning in a career-defining performance over fellow “TUF 5” alum Cole Miller. From the opening bell, both men fought in the way one would want two fighters in the UFC’s ultra-competitive 155-pound division to engage. Midway through the opening round, Miller lost interest in standing and trading with Wiman, who was getting the better of their exchanges. Miller instead tried to pull guard, but was slammed to the mat for his efforts.

    Over the next two rounds, Wiman continued to use his strength advantage and tenaciously came after Miller, putting tons of pressure on the American Top Team fighter with vicious ground-and-pound.

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  • The Turning Point: Roop vs. Jung By: Chris Nelson



    George Roop file photo: Sherdog.com


    George Roop had a feeling he was onto something as he sat in his corner between rounds of his featherweight contest with “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at WEC 51.

    “Going in, I wanted to score takedowns, work some ground-and-pound,” said Roop. “But after round one, I felt that everything was going so well with establishing my jab and my striking, keeping him off balance, I figured I'd just stick with what's working.”

    Roop’s rangy build and constant motion had served him well in the opening stanza. His snapping left hand had begun to redden the face of the South Korean just moments into the match, while kicks to the body and head staggered Jung. When Jung tried to initiate clinch work, Roop kept his back off the fence and circled out, keeping his foe perpetually lurching forward.

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