UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Review, Strikeforce Preview and Shawn Tompkins Interview
On this episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio, host Jeff Meszaros and James Kellaris run down the ins and outs of “UFC Fight for the Troops 2” where Melvin Guillard TKO’d Evan Dunham in the main event. Did we see that coming? Absolutely not. Now, it’s time to reflect on how wrong we were and review the rest of the event, where Matt Mitrione smashed Tim Hague and Pat Barry devoured Joey Beltran, nearly dropping “The Mexicutioner” with leg kicks. Let’s not forget about Mark Hominick’s destruction of former training partner George Roop, which took second-place in the worst beating of the night only to Matt Wiman’s 15-minute annihilation of Cole Miller, which started out terrible and then got worse with every minute that went by. Then, it’s time to chat about this weekend’s Strikeforce event, where Nick Diaz is set to face Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (no, not the girl) in a fight to crown the welterweight champion. Will Diaz be able to handle the aggression of the Brazilian? What about the co-main event, where Robbie Lawler and “Jacare” De Souza meet for the middleweight belt? Will Lawler get submitted? Or will he knock out the jiu-jitsu ace with a terrifyingly cruel clubbing? What about Roger Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley? Is there anything to say about that fight other than Prangley should not go to the ground? We answer that question and several others, some of which are kind of irrelevant. Then we move on to talk with Shawn Tompkins about all the same topics, except this time with the insight of an expert coach. Wowzers, what a show!