MMA's Great Debate Radio: Johny Hendricks, Bryan Caraway and Virgil Zwicker

Damon MartinContributor ISeptember 12, 2013

Nov 17, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada;  Johny Hendricks reacts after knocking out Martin Kampmann (not pictured) during first round action of their Welterweight bout at UFC 154 at the Bell Centre.  Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

MMA's Great Debate Radio returns with a loaded show for Thursday with guests including UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, Ultimate Fighter 18 coach Bryan Caraway and Bellator fighter Virgil Zwicker, plus the best debate in MMA.

On Thursday's show, Hendricks joins us to talk about all the controversy swirling around the drug testing ahead of his fight against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167. He will also discuss his training and hopes of putting GSP away to win the belt in November.

Also on the show, new Ultimate Fighter 18 correspondent Bryan Caraway stops by to talk about his role as coach this season, the upset we witnessed Wednesday night as Julianna Pena put away prohibitive favorite Shayna Baszler plus his thoughts on Ronda Rousey's meltdown.

Finally, Bellator fighter Virgil Zwicker joins the show to talk about his return to action, how hard the time off has been for him and what it means to be a proud representative of the Native American people.

The debate also heats up Thursday as we discuss the hot topics in news, including the announcement that B.J. Penn would be dropping down to 145 pounds to coach on The Ultimate Fighter 19 against Frankie Edgar.

Thursday's debate topics include:

  • UFC books Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn as Ultimate Fighter coaches, and the pair will fight for a third time. Like it, love it or hate it?
  • Do you believe B.J. Penn can reinvent himself at featherweight?
  • Matt Riddle has retired after issues with both the UFC and Bellator. Are you buying his statements or is Dana White right about him?
  • Is Julianna Pena beating Shayna Baszler the biggest upset in TUF history?

This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Thursday, September 12, 2013

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