Shane Roller's Blogs

  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 12
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Relive all the action from UFC Fight Night 19: Nate Diaz vs Melvin Guillard in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche - Prelims
    Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub; Anton Kuivanen vs. Michael Chiesa; Matt Grice vs. Dennis Bermudez; Caros Fodor vs. Sam Stout. From the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Analysts II FUEL TV's expert panel of analysts, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann sit down with Jay Glazer.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann - Preview for FUEL TV 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 108

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 68: Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture Randy Couture comes out of retirement to challenge for the heavyweight title; Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin.

    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Flames: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann - preview for FUEL TV 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 108

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones; Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort; Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 7

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick and Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 6: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Path to Greatness A fighter's attitude ignites a blowup at the house; the fighters battle it out in a night of bowling; two fighters meet in the octagon for the fifth preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 7

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Saturday

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Rich Franklin vs.Cung Le
    Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le; Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva & more. From Macau, China.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva Prelims
    Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards; Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo; Mike Pierce vs. Aaron Simpson; Marcus LeVesseur vs. Carlo Prater; Jacob Volkmann vs. Shane Roller; Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes; Darren Uyenoyama vs. Phil Harris.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Ultimate Insider Behind the scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the week of October 30.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jimy Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St-Pierre GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition Highlights from UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit from Montreal, Canada.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    9:00 p.m. ET UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jimy Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137 Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

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  • Podcast: Patrick Cote, Jorge Rivera, Shane Roller By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Jack Encarnacao was back Sunday evening for another edition of the Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind."

    In “Pro Perspective,” Jack adds some context to Anderson Silva's virtuoso performance at UFC 153 by speaking with two fighters who have battled him, Patrick Cote and Jorge Rivera. Catch these unique perspectives on what makes Silva so special.

    Then, in the “Sunday Sitdown,” Shane Roller talks about deciding that being cut from the UFC meant he simply can't cut it in the quest for a UFC title. Check it out 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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  • Shane Roller Training Diary





    WEC 50 pre-fight interview, courtesy of WEC.tv.

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  • WEC 50 Preview: Roller vs. Pettis





    WEC 50 pre-fight interview, courtesy of WEC.tv.

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  • Roller Wants Rematch With Henderson By: Mike Fridley



    File Photo: Sherdog.com


    Shane Roller barely broke a sweat on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

    In just 3:07, the former three-time NCAA All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University made a strong statement with a dominant submission win against Anthony Njokuani at WEC 48.

    “I just wanted to make sure I had the position first off,” said Roller (8-2) of the submission on Saturday night’s Beatdown After the Bell radio program. “I was just concentrating on positions, just waiting. Keep attacking the neck, and one time I did have it pretty close, but he had his chin down.

    “I started applying a little bit of pressure, because sometimes you can get that choke with the chin down. He turned his head, and I felt like I was losing it, so I tired to switch hands. Just going back and fourth and waiting and then finally that last time, I think I threw a couple little punches to his head, got him thinking about that. Sunk that choke in deep and I knew I had it that time. So I squeezed his legs, arms and everything.”


    Listen to Shane Roller's post-fight radio interview.


    Roller’s lone WEC loss came at the hands of lightweight champion Benson Henderson at WEC 40 in April 2009. More than anything, the Team Takedown fighter eyes a rematch and a shot at the divisional title.

    “This means everything to me. I want to get in the ring with Henderson and get that belt.”

    With three consecutive wins and two impressive submission finishes over respected opponents, Roller feels he’s placed himself in position for title contention.

    “I’m just waiting for that shot, that opportunity. Hopefully they give it to me. I think I deserve it.”

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  • WEC 44 Post-Mortem: Jose’s Way, More By: Jake Rossen



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    WEC 44, which aired Wednesday on the Versus network and probably pre-empted an important rodeo meet, climaxed with an indirect example of Anderson Silva’s greatness.

    Silva is entering his fourth year as middleweight champion, which is not unlike being Miss Teen USA for two decades running: It is incredibly difficult to avoid making mistakes or running into someone who can deconstruct you. Despite this negativity, Mike Thomas Brown, who defeated Urijah Faber for the featherweight title and then successfully defended it twice, was believed to have a fairly solid grip on his division. (Good wrestlers who can punch often do.) But he was not able to bully Jose Aldo, a harrowing striker that seemed bent on breaking Brown’s ribs with kicks or knees. Unable to score a takedown, it was Brown who was mounted and tenderized.

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