Former LSU fullback Shawn Jordan (13-4) was one of the Strikeforce heavyweights who made the the transition to the UFC last year. Since competing inside the Octagon, the 28-year-old Jordan has gone 1-1, knocking out Oli Thompson at UFC on FX 2, and most recently, dropping a decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 149.
Jordan will return to action on Saturday when he faces Chicago lawman Mike Russow on the UFC on FOX 6 preliminary card live on FX. Jordan was a guest on MMA Tonight on 102.5 FM The Game this week with Darren McFarland and the boys and discussed the upcoming fight and how he thinks it’s going to play out.
Jordan also talked about how he made the transition from football to mixed martial arts and the challenges of moving from a team sport to an individual sport. Jordan talked about working his way to the UFC through Bellator, Strikeforce and other smaller promotions.
With head injuries and concussions being such a hot topic in the world of sports right now, Jordan shared his opinion on the subject and whether or not he’s worried about his health and the long-term effects of competing as a professional mixed martial artist. In closing, Jordan explained what he learned from the loss to Kongo and said he’s looking forward to getting back in the win column on Saturday.
In addition to talking to Shawn Jordan, Darren and the boys discussed The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 premiere, recapped UFC on FX 7, including Vitor Belfort‘s knockout win over Michael Bisping, and they previewed Saturday’s UFC on FOX 6 card. All this and much more!
MMA Tonight broadcasts live every Wednesday night from 8-9 p.m. CT on 102.5 FM The Game in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Listeners can tune in LIVE online at www.1025thegame.com or listen to the archives each week on ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com).