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MMAmania 'Darce Side Radio' podcast with guests Danny Downes and Jeff Wagenheim

Each week, show host Michael Stets shares his mixed martial arts (MMA) opinions on the latest hot topics, event previews (and reviews), key storylines and, of course, interviews many of the best fighters and personalities in the sport today. On this week's show, Stets is joined by Sports Illustrated's Jeff Wagenheim and writer Danny Downes.

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Only six shopping days left until Christmas. So while you are out and about -- or home gearing up for the holiday -- listen in to Episode 18 of "Darce Side Radio" on MMAmania.

This week show host Mike Stets will be joined by Sports Illustrated's Jeff Wagenheim to break down the suspension of Antonio Silva, who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after UFC Fight Night 33, as well as the "Fighter of the Year" for 2013.

Also, Danny Downes returns to the show to talk about UFC 168 and its $5 pay-per-view (PPV) price hike, the main- and co-main events and a few other current topics.

The audio player is embedded below (just click play). All interviews and segments are marked for the lazy who wish to jump ahead. Here is what you can expect to hear on Ep. 18:

Danny Downes: The fighter-turned writer and first-ever guest on "Darce Side Radio" returns to promote his Trading Shots column on with Ben Fowlkes and his Downes Side column on, discuss the $5 hike on the UFC 168 PPV price, look back on 2013 in MMA, break down Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva and talk some obscure movies and good quality craft beer.

Jeff Wagenheim: Sports Illustrated mixed martial arts (MMA) columnist joins the show to break down the "Bigfoot" Silva suspension for elevated levels of testosterone, discuss the UFC launch of the women's Strawweight division, and share who he thinks is the 2013 "Fighter of the Year."

Be sure to follow @Michael_Stets for future guest announcements and random Twitter conversation.