Not only is there a ton of great fights coming up in the coming months, due to packed schedules for both Bellator and the UFC, but there’s been plenty of drama outside the cage as well. Case in point, the recent ‘confrontation’ between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, which seemed to buzz some fans despite the fact the latter is scheduled to fight Rashad Evans.

So, in the latest edition of The MMA Word Podcast , host Michael Wellman and guest analyst Shawn Smith share their thoughts on the incident. In addition, the two also discuss the upcoming October 26th bout between Mark Munoz and Lyoto Machida, the UFC’s signing of Sergio Pettis and the release of Yushin Okami.

Here’s what else the 10th episode of the show covers (as posted at

–’MMA Headlines’ is back, going over the news of Ben Rothwell’s suspension, Cat Zingano’s most recent knee surgery and Fabricio Werdum’s promised title shot.

–Fights announced this week: Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira at UFC 169, Sam Stout vs Cody McKenzie at UFC on Fox 9, Jim Miller vs Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168, Alexander Shlemenko vs Dough Marshall on November 15th in Bellator, and Ed Herman vs Thales Leites.

–We end the show with a preview of UFC Fight Night 29, headlined by Demian Maia vs Jake Shields, and also featuring Erick Silva vs Dong Hyun Kim.

You can watch the entire show below.