MMAWeekly Radio Monday: Rich Franklin, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and CJ Keith


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UFC 147 headliner Rich Franklin, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and UFC newcomer C.J. Keith highlight Monday’s edition of MMAWeekly Radio.

Rich Franklin drops by to discuss his decision to step in and face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147, while Bjorn Rebney talks all things Bellator including King Mo’s arrival and an update on Eddie Alvarez.

Finally, UFC newcomer C.J. Keith updates the tragic situation that delayed his UFC debut as well as his thoughts on facing Ramsey Nijem this weekend at UFC on FX 4.

The best debate in MMA also happens on today’s show with special co-host from Heavy.com, Duane Finley.

Topics on today’s show include:

- Rafael Feijao latest fighter to test positive for steroids, management says they will dispute. Reaction?
- Big Nog out of UFC 149, Daniel Sarafian out of UFC 147. How bad is this current injury problem in the UFC?
- Bellator signs Shawn Bunch to a contract with no pro or amateur fights. Like the move?
- Wanderlei Silva says he still has a lot of fight left in him. Buying or not buying the comment?

This is MMAWeekly Radio for Monday, June 18

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