The July 14, 2011, edition of the WGAM MMA Show was a fun one, thanks to a great talk with former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten.
Yours truly and co-host/producer PJ Huot began the show by talking about the strange circumstances around the UFC 133 main event and how Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis changed to Evans vs. Lyoto Machida and then Evans vs. Tito Ortiz. That led to a discussion about whether guys like Evans should wait for title shots or stay competing until they get the call.
We went over the top stories from the first half of 2011 which we thought was the UFC buying Strikeforce.
We then did a fun 15-minute interview with Bas Rutten who was on to promote Inside MMA on HDNet (now AXStv) getting on cable systems in New Hampshire. He talked about Ortiz getting the opportunity against Evans, why he moved from Thai boxing to MMA, why he decided to leave active competition, his run on the FX series Lights Out, and more.
Enjoy the latest edition of JNPO Classic now: