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Episode 136: Scott Holtzman and Top 5 Complaints of the UFC Fan

On this week's show, we start by sitting down with Scott Holtzman, fresh off his big win. He breaks down his future and where he wants to go to next. Then we give you all the news roundup you can handle this week. What does Dave think about Khabib? What does Gumby think about Cormier vs Lewis? They'll dish on it all. And we close this week out with a Combat Countdown. There are a lot of complaints in the work of MMA these days. The Top Turtle crew wants to bring the good vibes and let you...


Episode 135: Kevin Lee, Scott Askham and Top 5 Next Conors

For the most loaded week in MMA, we have the most loaded show we’ve had all year. To start, we’re breaking down the UFC 229 headliner in a couple of ways. Not only are “Gumby” and Dave bickering about who’ll take home the strap, but we’re also outsourcing our analytical work. “The Motown Phenom” takes us through what he thinks are the strengths of each fighter and what could go wrong. It’s a can’t miss break down. Then we go around MMA to talk about what is going on in the UFC. From “Suga”...


Episode 134: Shane Burgos and Top 5 Next Khabibs

On this episode, we chat with "Hurricane" Shane Burgos about overcoming a loss. Plus, he talks about the joys of fighting at home and what he has in store for Kurt Holobaugh. Then, to get ready for the biggest fight of the century, our Combat Countdown is Conor and Khabib themed. This week, we look at 5 fighters who resemble Khabib's style the most. Each one might be a champion in the making. All this and a rundown of all things MMA news. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 - Shane Burgos Interview: Home...


Episode 133: Sean O'Malley and Top 5 Underrated Influencers

On this week’s episode we’re talking with “Suga” Sean O’Malley, and not just about his fight. He opens up about his new career that involves more button smashing than face smashing. Plus, he’ll dish on what Reebok has cooking up for him in the near future. Then we take to our Combat Countdown. In honor of the recent passing of the great Kid Yamamoto, we count down out top 5 favorite pioneers of MMA, who don’t get the credit they deserve. Yamamoto will for sure be on the list, but you’ll...


Episode 132: Tatiana Suarez and Top 5 Female UFC Grapplers

On this week's episode, it's all about Suarez. We have the top strawweight on to talk about her recent victory. Plus, she breaks down how she feels she'd do against Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas. Plus, she stakes her claim as the best wrestler her division has ever seen. Then we continue the grapple-fest with our Combat Countdown. This week, we're looking at the best female grapplers in MMA history. Our guest might just make an appearance on the list too. Then we take a peek at UFC...


Episode 131: Bryan Barberena and Top 5 MMA Rivalries

On this week's episode we talk to Bryan Barberena fresh off of his UFC Lincoln victory. He talks about what that win means to his career. Plus, he gives us all the details on his new living and training situation with his family in Tennessee. Then we count down the top 5 rivalries in MMA history. Is the one that got your heart pumping on our list? And we close it off with a UFC 228 breakdown --- a 2 title fight card that seemingly came out of nowhere. Is there any chance either champ loses...


Episode 130: Geoff Neal and Top 5 MMA Quotes

You've heard them time and time again. They get turned into memes and overused and put into gifs. Now they're in our countdown. That's right, we're counting down the top 5 MMA quotes of all time. Plus, we're talking with UFC 228's Geoff Neal about the quick rise of Fortis MMA and why it's happening. Plus, he gives us a prediction for violence on the undercard. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 - Geoff Neal Interview: Fortis MMA on the Rise 8:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 MMA quotes


Episode 129: Cortney Casey, Eryk Anders & Cory Sandhagen

While FloCombat had your fix for fights the last couple weekends, you might have missed the UFC. Well we've got a triple dose of interviews in store for this weekend's Lincoln card to get you going again. First, Cortney Casey chats about her fight with Angela Hill and the problem with split decisions. Then Eryk Anders talks about what he learned from fighting Machida and his fight with Tom Williams. And we close with Cory Sandhagen who chat about fighting John Cena?? Time Stamps: 1:30-...


Episode 117: Sam Alvey and Top 5 Underrated UFC Win Streaks

This week we're looking at all the things that we overlook - starting with a fighter who we tend to overlook. Sam Alvey stops by and we chat about how close he is to the top of the 205lbs division; spoiler alert - it's closer than you think. Then the Combat Countdown takes a look at some of the best win streaks that nobody is paying attention to. Each person on the list has at least 4 straight wins and very little fan fare. Finally, we close with an overlooked card where two of the best...


Episode 116: Israel Adesanya and Top 5 UFC Moms

In honor of Mother's Day, we're counting down the best moms in the cage right now. These ladies don't only pack their kids' lunches, but they pack a big punch too! Plus we talk with rising middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya as he talks about his last performance, Chris Weidman and the TUF Finale headliner. Lastly we look at the top 3 fights of this weekend's UFC 224 card. Whether you love it or not, there are some bangers on this one. TIME STAMPS: 1:30 - Israel Adesanya Interview;...


Episode 115: Jack Hermansson and Top 5 Most Wanted Bellator Fights

What a crazy time the Bellator heavyweight GP has turned out to be. With Fedor picking up the win this week, "Gumby" and "Shockwave" Dave talk about the insanity that is and will be Chael vs Fedor. And they keep the focus on Bellator this week with their Combat Countdown. For this episode they look to all the fights that Bellator could make that would get fans excited (some of which they may actually make!). Plus, UFC 224's Jack "The Joker" Hermansson stops by to chat about his fight with...


Episode 114: Megan Anderson and Top 5 Fighters Who Can Take a Beating

On this week's episode, Megan Anderson stops by to talk about her upcoming fight with Holly Holm. Plus she dishes on her thoughts about Cyborg and why she loves Rose Namajunas. Then the guys countdown the top 5 fighters in UFC history who can take a beating and keep coming forward. Everyone on the list has a style that is nearly as fan friendly as this podcast. TIME CODES: 1:00- Megan Anderson on her UFC debut and facing Holly Holm 11:00- What to make of Kevin Lee's performance in Atlantic...


Episode 113: Brian Kelleher and Top 5 Recent Rare UFC Submissions

On this week's episode, thanks to inspiration from Adam Wieczorek, Dave and "Gumby" breakdown their top 5 rare UFC submissions in recent history. But is his omoplata good enough to get on the list? Plus they sit down with Brian Kelleher who faces John Lineker at UFC 224. He plots out for us the path to the title and why he thinks his shot will come before the end of the year. And the boys close the show with a quick look at UFC in Atlantic City. As if the lightweight title picture couldn't...


Episode 112: Amanda Bobby Cooper, Merab Dvalishvili and Top 5 Dream Khabib Matchups

Right now it's impossible to not talk about the lightweight division. Who's the champ? Who's the best? Are they the same? Shockwave Dave and Gumby break it all down for you. They keep it going on the Combat Countdown too by sharing their dream matchups for Khabib. And if that doesn't give you enough reasons to listen in, check out the interviews with Amanda Bobby Cooper, who looks to derail the Dern hype train, and Merab Dvalishvili who looks to right the course. Also, don't forget out top 3...


Episode 111: Kevin Lee and Top 5 Dana White "Neverisms"

We don't have to like it, but we have to discuss it. This week we're talking about all of the fallout from the latest freak injury to cancel a Khabib/Tony match-up. Plus we talk about who we like in the new main event. And since we decided to schedule our Combat Countdowns to talk about the fight, which is now "never" gonna happen, we decided to countdown our favorite things Dana said would never happen. All that and a quick breakdown of UFC 223 and Kevin Lee. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 - Interview...


Episode 110: Mike Rodriguez and Top 5 Tony Ferguson Performances

After counting down Khabib's best performances last week, we continuing to gush over the UFC 223 main event this week by counting down the top 5 Tony Ferguson performances. It seems like this guy just can't be put away. Plus we talk to UFC 223's Mike Rodriguez about quick rising Massachusetts prospects and the likelihood that he winds up a video game character. TIME STAMPS: 1:00 - Mike Rodriguez Interview; Finally, a debut. 11:00 - Top 5 Tony Ferguson Performances; Gutsiest Fighter in the...


Episode 109: Arjan Bhullar and Top 5 Khabib Performances

On this week's episode we get ready for the biggest card of the year and what better way to do so than to start looking at the main event. Our countdown for the next few weeks will all center around the lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Our first is this week's countdown of Khabib's best 5 performances. Plus, we talk to Arjan Bhullar about preparing for a fight with a new daughter and fighting on an important Indian holiday. TIME CODES: 1:00 - Arjan...


Episode 108: Tara LaRosa, Leon Edwards and Top 5 Early Women's Pioneers

On this week's episode, we honor International Women's Day by talking about the early days of women in MMA. We chat with Tara LaRosa about the ludicrous rule sets and attitudes surrounding women in the sport at the time. Then we countdown our choice for the top 5 women who were pioneers at that time and helped get the sport where it is today. After that we switch gears to all things London. After a week without fights, we're excited to break down UFC London and talk with main card fighter,...


Episode 107: Israel Adesanya and Top 5 Worst UFC Tattoos

Is there any fighter right now with more hype than Israel Adesanya? We chat with him this week about the major publicity push he's getting. Plus, we run this week's COMBAT COUNTDOWN on the worst tattoos to ever grace the UFC. Get your UFC fix in a week with no fight card right here! TIME STAMPS: 1:00 - Interview with Israel Adesanya 12:30 - UFC 222 Recap 17:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Worst UFC Tattoos


Episode 106: Cody Stamann, Ray Longo and Top 5 Illegal Moves

Inspired by this past weekend's main event, the guys count down the 5 worst illegal blows in UFC history. Who dares to take the top spot in this nasty countdown? Plus, they sit down with Cody Stamann just before he squares off with highly ranked bantamweight, Bryan Caraway. Lastly, they pick the brain of one of the great MMA coaches of all time, Ray Longo, as he explains some of the finer points of game-planning in MMA. TIME STAMPS 1:00 - Cody Stamann on his big test at UFC 222 12:30 - Ray...