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Episode 157 - Justin Time - UFC Fight Night 158 - Vancouver, Canada - Gaethje Vs Cowboy

This week we break down the results of UFC Fight Night 158 from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and headlined by lightweight fan-favorites Justin Gaethje and Donald Cowboy Cerrone. We discuss the phenomenal night of fights, the detriment of prioritizing theatrics over fundamentals, referee stand-ups, future matchups and more. We also preview Fight Night 159 from Mexico City, Mexico, headlined by featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. We also talk hazy IPA's, my trip to New...


Episode 156 - Khabib Kebab - UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier

We are back and in person to break down UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi, headlined by a lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. We talk about the entire card and then preview UFC Fight Night 158, headlined by Donald Cowboy Cerrone and Justin Gaethje. We talk Flying Dog pumpkin beers, training at Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City and much more - cheers! UFC 242: 155 lbs.: Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier...


Episode 155 - No Soup for YouTube - Bellator 225 Results and UFC China Preview

A solo episode this week to discuss the results of Bellator 225 and preview the main card of UFC Fight Night 157 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. I also give my take on the new Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and how it ranks amongst my favorite Tarantino movies. Bellator 225: Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov: Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov vs. Javy Ayala: Heavyweight Alejandra Lara vs. Taylor Turner: (W) Bantamweight Tyrell Fortune vs. Rudy Schaffroth: Heavyweight...


Episode 154 - Tequila Makes Me Diazzy - UFC 241 - Stipe Miocic Vs Daniel Cormier

I start the show by talking about the time I met Nick and Nate Diaz in Orlando and wound up drinking shots of tequila with them. From there we break down UFC 241. We talk about Stipe Miocic's redemption victory over the heavyweight champ, Daniel Cormier. We discuss the return of Nate Diaz in his victory over Anthony Pettis at 170 lbs. The freak show that was Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa and why the judges scored it the way they did. Mike Beltran's beard, pumpkin beers, wakeup calls and much...


Episode 153 - Nobody Nose Uruguay - UFC Fight Night 156 - Shevchenko Vs Carmouche

We break down UFC Fight Night 156 from Montevideo, Uruguay, headlined by women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defending her title against Liz Carmouche. The main event was a rematch from 2010, when Carmouche earned a TKO victory over the Bullet. We talk about the very close decision in the co-main event between Mike Perry and Vicente Luque in which Mike Perry's nose was smashed to bits. We preview UFC 241 headlined by another rematch between heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier...


Episode 152 - Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like Colby - UFC on ESPN 5 - Covington vs Lawler

We cover everything from UFC on ESPN 5, headlined by welterweights Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler. We talk about why Colby was able to dominate the fight, and his potential matchup with undisputed champion Kamaru Usman. We also talk about the co-main event which saw veteran Jim Miller put Clay Guida to sleep with an arm-in guillotine. We discuss the rest of the card, which includes a few other fighters going to sleep because the referee was unable to stop the fight in time. We preview UFC...


Hi Felicia - UFC 240 Breakdown - Holloway Vs Edgar - Cyborg Vs Spencer

We cover all of UFC 240, headlined by featherweight champion Max Holloway defending his title against Frankie Edgar. It seemed that a good amount of the MMA community was disappointed with this card, so we do our best to convince you that it was worth watching. As always, we try to bring a different perspective, especially on the co-main event between Cyborg Santos and Felicia Spencer. We also preview UFC on ESPN 5 this coming weekend from Newark, New Jersey. The card is headlined by...


Episode 150 - Edwards Scissor Elbows - Serena DeJesus Returns - UFC San Antonio and Preview UFC 240

Professional mixed martial artist Serena DeJesus joins the show to help break down UFC on ESPN 4 from San Antonio, Texas. We discuss her teammate, Roxanne Modafferi's fight against yet another opponent who missed weight and the questionable judging throughout the card. The event was headlined by welterweight contenders Leon Edwards and former Lightweight Champion, Rafael Dos Anjos in a fairly one-sided five-round contest. We also discuss heavyweight Walt Harris dispatching tough submission...


Episode 149 - Do Me A Faber - UFC Fight Night 155 - De Randamie vs Ladd

This week we break down UFC Fight Night 155 from Sacramento, California, headlined by bantamweight contenders Germaine De Randamie and Aspen Ladd. We talk about the return of MMA legend Urijah Faber and his knockout victory over Ricky Simone and our thoughts on whether or not the stoppages in the main and co-main events. We talk about the rest of the main card including victories by Josh Emmett, Karl Roberson, Marvin Vettori and John Allan Arte. We discuss Team Alpha Male getting five wins...


Episode 148 - Q Up Another - Interview With Contender Series Fighter Billy Quarantillo

I sit down with Billy Quarantillo - The Ultimate Fighter season 22 alumni, King of the Cage Lightweight Champion and soon-to-be contestant on Dana White's Contender Series. We talk about Billy's training ideologies, how he wound up in Tampa and some unusual circumstances that led to him becoming a full-time mixed martial artist. Billy goes into detail about his experience on The Ultimate Fighter in 2015, being coached by Uriah Faber, the relationships he developed and maintains to this day...


Episode 147 - Rockhold My Beer - UFC 239 Jon Jones Vs Thiago Santos

Jeff The Animal Wilson is back to help break down UFC 239, headlined by Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defending his crown against Thiago Santos. We also saw Amanda Nunes defeat Holly Holm to become the only UFC champion in history to win belts in two divisions and defend her original championship. Jorge Masvidal takes only five seconds to end the undefeated streak of Funky Ben Askren with a flying knee that sends him into another dimension. Luke Rockhold's light heavyweight debut is...


Episode 146 A - Manimauled - Interview With Bellator Fighter John The Manimal Beneduce

I'm joined this week by John "The Manimal" Beneduce. Manimal is a second degree black belt under Matt Serra, Bellator featherweight fighter and also hosts the MMA and Beyond Podcast with Steve Maraboli and Ray Longo. We talk about Manimals history in MMA, proper use of drugs outside of training camp, old school training tactics, injuries, time off, Manimal's last fight at Bellator 222 and what the future may hold for his career. We also get into what the MMA scene was like 20+ years ago in...


Episode 146 B - Insurmountable - UFC On ESPN 3 - Ngannou Vs Dos Santos

This is part B of an episode co-hosted by The Manimal, John Beneduce - Bellator featherweight fighter, Matt Serra black belt and host of the MMA and Beyond Podcast. We break down fight night on ESPN 3 from Minneapolis, Minnesota which included a short main event with Francis Ngannou knocking out Junior Dos Santos in 71 seconds of the first round. We also saw bonus-winning performances from Joseph Benavidez, Alonzo Menifield and Eryk Anders. We saw some abysmal refereeing which resulted in...


Episode 145 - Knuckle Heads - Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 and UFC Greenville breakdowns

Back to break down a packed weekend of combat sports, including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship live coverage, UFC Fight Night 154 and Bellator 223. Palie Malignaggi was unable to settle his vendetta against Conor McGregor's camp, as he lost his bare knuckle boxing debut to Artem Lobov. David Mundell has the must exciting fight of the BKFC 6 card with a 90-second knockout. Other UFC veterans such as Chris Leben, Joey Beltran and Joe Riggs also appear on the card. The UFC put on a great...


Episode 144 - Fathers And Sonnens - Chael Sonnens Retirement, Bellator 222 and UFC Greenville

A special Father's Day episode to discuss the retirement of the American Gangster, Chael Sonnen. We also talk about the biggest wins and losses from Bellator 222, including Rory MacDonald ending the undefeated streak of Neiman Gracie to move on to the finals of the $1 million welterweight tournament. Kyoji Horiguchi becomes the first cross-promotional champion by defeating Darrion Caldwell by unanimous decision. Other notable wins include the undefeated Patrick Mix submitting Ricky Bandejas,...


Episode 143 - Cejudo You Think You're Talking To - UFC 238 and Fight Night 153

We're back after a week-long layoff for vacation to break down UFC 238, headlined by a bantamweight championship fight between Henry Cejudo and Magic Marlon Moraes. We talk about the whole card including the vicious knockout of Jessica Eye by Valentina Shevchenko, the controversial war between Donald Cowboy Cerrone and Tony Ferguson, the ridiculousness of Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz being on the prelims and the rest of the fights as well. Since we took a week off, we also talk about...


Episode 142 - Country Road, Take Me Stockholm - Preview of UFC Stockholm - Gustafsson vs Smith

This week we preview UFC Fight Night 153 from Stockholm, Sweden, headlined by light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith. We talk about the co-main event between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi as well as the rest of the card. We also preview UFC 238 from Chicago, Illinois, which will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes. We discuss the amazing matchups on this card like Valentina Shevchenko defending her flyweight title against...


Episode 141 - Kevin Leaves Lightweight - UFC Rochester - Kevin Lee vs Rafael Dos Anjos

This week we take a deep dive into UFC Fight Night 152 from Rochester, NY, headlined by former lightweights and current welterweights, Kevin Lee and Rafael Dos Anjos. We discuss the future of both contenders, break down the performances on the rest of the card from Ian Heinisch, Antonio Carlos Jr, Felicia Spencer, Megan Anderson, Vicente Luque, Derrick Krantz, Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz, Aspen Ladd, Sijara Eubanks and many more. We also talk some craft beer, preview UFC Fight Night 153,...


Episode 140 - Break a Leg - UFC 237 Namajunas vs Andrade

A special Mother's Day episode to break down UFC 237, headlined by Thug Rose Namajunas putting her strawweight title on the line against contender Jessica Andrade. We also discuss the unfortunate injury of Anderson Silva at the hands of Jared Cannonier, Jose Aldo dropping a decision to Alexander Volkanovski, Bethe Correia missing weight and getting arm barred by Irene Aldana, the Bellator 221 main and co-main events and much more in a short episode. Cheers!


Episode 139 - Tecate Karate - UFC Ottawa Cowboy vs Iaquinta

We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo by talking about UFC Fight Night 151 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, headlined by Donald Cowboy Cerrone and Ragin' Al Iaquinta. We talk about the epic lightweight showdown in the main event. We discuss the co-main event and how a patient Derek Brunson dominated the hometown fighter Elias Theodorou, Cub Swanson possibly passing the torch to the young contender Shane Burgos, Walt Harris almost killed a guy, Merab Dvalishvili ends the undefeated streak of Brad...