MMA's Great Debate Radio: UFC on Fox 8's Johnson, MacDonald and Ellenberger

Damon MartinContributor IJuly 25, 2013

Dec 8, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA;  Rory MacDonald after his victory against B.J. Penn during their third round welterweight bout at MMA on FOX 5 at Key Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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MMA's Great Debate Radio returns from hiatus with a stacked show, featuring some of the top fighters from the upcoming UFC on Fox 8 card, including flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and co-main event fighters Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger.

Following shoulder surgery that kept him out of a fight in April, Johnson stops by to talk about his recovery, facing a relative unknown fighter in John Moraga and what it will take for the flyweights to finally reach star potential in the UFC.

Canadian MacDonald will answer the charge of his upcoming opponent Ellenberger and his reaction to the slew of Twitter messages he received leading to their fight.

Ellenberger also stops by to say why he went after MacDonald on Twitter and if he believes this fight will earn him a long-awaited title shot.

Finally, the debate today swirls around the events of UFC on Fox 8.

Today's topics include:

—Rate your level of excitement in UFC on Fox 8 on a scale of 1-10

—Can the flyweight division ever draw the same kinds of crowds as the bigger weight classes?

—Fight Pick: Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade

—Fight Pick: Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker

—Should the winner of Ellenberger vs. MacDonald get the next title shot?

—Fight Pick: Ellenberger vs. MacDonald

—Fight Pick: Johnson vs. Moraga

This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Thursday, July 25, 2013

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