SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Bisping of Great Britain regains his feet after being knocked over by Jorge Rivera of the USA after winning their middleweight bout part of at UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Jorge Rivera, UFC On Versus 6 Update, Fedor Vs. Henderson Talk On 106.7 The Fan's MMA Nation

We'll be talking to UFC 133's Jorge Rivera, updating UFC on Versus 6 news and taking callers' predictions for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. Join SB Nation's Luke Thomas on CBS Radio's 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC.

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UFC 133's Jorge Rivera, Fedor Vs. Henderson Talk, UFC On Versus 6 Updates


If you missed last week's show, you're in luck. As I previously mentioned, we were able to catch up with UFC 133's Jorge Rivera. The show was recorded live on Sunday, so this interview was conducted prior to the major fight card changes involving Rivera, namely, the removal of Alessio Sakara from the card and much more. So, while there is talk during this interview about a fight that won't even happen, Rivera also admits something intimate: should he lose this fight, that is likely the end of his mixed martial arts career. We talk about what would potentially be next for him and Rivera says he's on the verge of opening his own gym and fitness center in Milton, Massachusetts.

In terms of listener interaction, we took predictions for the audience on who they believe would emerge victorious between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson. Much to not my surprise, the audience was largely split. Those who predicted Fedor looked to his submission savvy and weigh advantage to be the difference. Henderson supporters, by contrast, viewed the general sense of Fedor's athletic decline as the signal of his ultimate demise this weekend.

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Jorge Rivera, UFC On Versus 6 Update, Fedor Vs. Henderson Talk On 106.7 The Fan's MMA Nation

We're back, live and local this week. We'll get into UFC 133 and a whole lot more. Remember, our time slot is Sundays 9 to 11 p.m. ET. First things first: have you seen the MMA Nation tab on BloodyElbow.com? It's got everything you could possibly need to connect with the show including this important info:

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Today on "MMA Nation" we'll start the show off by catching up with UFC 133's Jorge Rivera. Rivera is set to take on Alessio Sakara. We'll talk about that match up, life after fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 127 and more.

We'll also talk recent fight card updates, most notably, the addition of a bantamweight title fight between champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 in Washington, D.C. I'll explain why it's a win-win for everyone even if serious challenges remain.

We'll also talk and take predictions for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson, which is less than a week away.

I'll also tease a major announcement that's coming on Tuesday.

Of course, we'll also be taking all of YOUR calls. It's toll free anywhere in North America, so don't be shy.

"MMA Nation" will air tonight 9:00 p.m. ET to 11:00 p.m. ET on 106.7 The Fan. To listen live over the Internet, go to The Fan's website and click "Listen Live".

Be sure to follow me on Twitter: @MMANation. Email here.

Talk to you then.

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