T.J. Waldburger's Blogs

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



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 8: Not on the Concrete Dana White sits down with the Coaches to decide the 4 quarterfinal match-ups. A brutal street fight takes place in the house that has serious ramifications.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 145

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida
    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida; Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout; Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    4:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    5:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights featuring Ben Askren The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights featuring Michael Chandler The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato 'Babalu' Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    The Ultimate Fighter features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    12:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs.Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

    Read more
  • Podcast: Melvin Guillard, T.J. Waldburger By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Live radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday with a new episode of "Beatdown" with TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood. Joining them on their three-hour radio tour were UFC fighters Melvin Guillard and T.J. Waldburger.

    "The Young Assassin"d was scheduled to face Jamie Varner at Saturday night's "The Ultimate Fighter" finale. However, the fight never came to be as the former WEC lightweight champion was forced to pull out of the bout due to illness. The Blackzillians team member chats about Varner’s withdrawal, and reasons other than sickness that he feels may have played a factor in the cancelation of the bout. Guillard also responds to concerns that Varner allegedly had towards him possibly using a lubricant in the fight.

    Waldburger was victorious Saturday over Nick Catone by technical submission. The Texas-based welterweight joined TJ and Jeff to talk about the performance that earned him "Submission of the Night" honors. Waldburger also talks about how he was first exposed to mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu.

    De Santis and Sherwood also shared their thoughts on cards from over the weekend, the announcement that Georges St. Pierre will defend his lightweight title against Nick Diaz and touch on the tragic situation in Connecticut. Listen to the show here.

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



    Saturday

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Featuring Jay Glazer and MMA analysts recapping the lightweight battle, including interviews and highlights.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Featuring Jay Glazer and MMA analysts recapping the lightweight battle, including interviews and highlights.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Featuring Jay Glazer and MMA analysts recapping the lightweight battle, including interviews and highlights.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Featuring Jay Glazer and MMA analysts recapping the lightweight battle, including interviews and highlights.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    The Blackzilians Go behind the scenes with the Blackzilians, Rashad Evans's elite Florida team.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Post-Fight Show
    George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Featuring Jay Glazer and MMA analysts recapping the lightweight battle, including interviews and highlights.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unrestricted
    An unprecedented and exclusive look deep inside the tense 36 hours leading up to UFC 148.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson Prelims
    Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner; Mike Wilkinson vs. Brendan Loughnane; Manuel Rodriguez vs. Benny Alloway; Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce; Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac; Yaotzin Meza vs. Chad Mendes. From Queensland, Australia. (Card subject to change)

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 12: Semifinal Showdown Two semifinal fights determine which two men will move on to fight in the finale for a UFC contract.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 13: Finale Weigh-in Mixed martial artists from Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson and more weigh in ahead of the finale.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 16: Finale Prelims Nick Catone vs. TJ Waldburger; Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel; Marcos Vinicius vs. Johnny Bedford; James Head vs. Mike Pyle. From Las Vegas. (Bouts subject to change)

    9:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Episode 14: Finale
    Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier; Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard; Shane del Rosario vs. Pat Barry; Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith; Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. From Las Vegas. (Card subject to change) 12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 15: Finale: Post Fight Show Jay Glazer and analysts recapping the battle between Team Carwin and Team Nelson sharing interviews and highlights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Episode 14: Finale
    Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier; Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard; Shane del Rosario vs. Pat Barry; Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith; Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. From Las Vegas. (Card subject to change)

    Read more
  • Podcast: Wineland, Waldburger By: Jared Koll

    Jeff Sherwood and Greg Savage were back Wednesday for another edition of 'The Savage Dog Show' on The Sherdog Radio Network.

    UFC bantamweight Eddie Wineland joined the show and discussed his emphatic knockout of Scott Jorgensen. Wineland, who still works as an Indiana firefighter, looks forward in his career, setting future goals in the UFC.

    Jeff and Greg also took calls, emails and tweets, answering the latest questions on the world of mixed martial arts.

    TJ De Santis and Jared Koll were back Wednesday for another edition of 'Beatdown' on The Sherdog Radio Network.

    Joining them was UFC fighter T.J. Waldburger, who is set to face Brian Ebersole in a welterweight scrap.

    The duo also discussed Tito Ortiz's induction into the UFC Hall of Fame and went through listener's end-of-the-year predictions.

    Check out "The Savage Dog Show" here.

    Check out "Beatdown" here.

    Read more
  • Waldburger Out of UFC 124; Riddle Awaits Opponent By: Mike Whitman

    Anthony Waldburger has been forced to withdraw from his bout from with Matt Riddle at UFC 124 on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Riddle’s manager, Malki Kawa, tweeted the news on Tuesday, relaying that Riddle's new opponent had not yet been announced.

    A contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” Riddle is coming off back-to-back victories inside the Octagon. Only 24 years old, Riddle had no professional experience before being cast on the Spike TV reality series. He made his pro debut at the series finale, defeating the more experienced Dante Rivera by unanimous decision. Riddle has only finished one fight; he knocked out “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 finalist DaMarques Johnson at UFC Live 2 in his most recent outing. The lone loss on Riddle's record came courtesy of Englishman Nick Osipczak at UFC 105 in 2009. The Brit finished Riddle by TKO late in round three

    Read more
  • Winners, Losers from UFC Fight Night 22 Prelims



    Yves Edwards file photo: Peter Lockley | Sherdog.com


    The preliminary portion of every UFC event usually comes and goes with little to no fanfare. As an avowed lover of all things undercard, let us put an end to that trend with a top-to-bottom breakdown of the UFC Fight Night 22 dark matches. Insert Al Pacino-style “Hoo-ah” here.

    Yves of Destruction

    Talent has never been an issue for Yves Edwards. Ask most anyone who has trained with him and they will tell you that if talent were the end-all be-all of MMA, Edwards would be a perennial top five lightweight. Of course, talent accounts for only part of the equation, and Edwards’ mental hiccups are well-documented.

    However, the fighter whose growth was stunted by losing winnable fights was nowhere to be found at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Time and time again, John Gunderson went for takedowns and tried to hold his own on the feet. He accomplished neither. It was the kind of complete, three-dimensional performance for which Edwards’ fans pray every time he enters the cage.

    Six years ago, Edwards was the uncrowned champion of the UFC’s lightweight division. Winning the title he once held unofficially may be unlikely at best, but he still has the game to keep many of his contemporaries from doing the same.

    Read more
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>
Around The Web