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Episode 177: Sam Alvey, Mario Bautista and Title Prediction Rehash

7/17/2019
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UFC San Antonio is right around the corner with some low-key heat up ahead. There are some exciting fights and possible title implications abound, and we’re bringing you all the goods. First we’ll chat with Sam Alvey and Mario Bautista, who both look to right their ships. Alvey talks about the early stoppages that have shaped his recent career and how he learned to get over it. And we’ll be talking about early stoppages because this week had its fair share of controversy. We’ll be breaking...

Duration:00:45:06

The Prelim Primer: UFC San Antonio

7/17/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Kurt Chase-Patrick, from Combat Docket, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC San Antonio. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @kcpko Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

Duration:00:20:48

Episode 176: Ricky Simon, Vince Morales and Top 5 Flying Knees

7/9/2019
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UFC 239 promised some incredible action and boy did it deliver. We’re breaking down all the big stories that came out of this past weekend including debating the main events scorecards and talking about Jorge Masvidal’s potential title shot. And speaking of Jorge Masvidal, he’s the inspiration behind this week’s Combat Countdown. We loved his flying knee so much, we wanted to see where it ranked all-time. Twitter helped us out here, and now we have the top 5 flying knees in an easy to digest...

Duration:00:43:35

The Prelim Primer: UFC Sacramento

7/9/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Skyle Steele, from the Loudmouth MMA Network, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC Sacramento. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @LoudmouthMMA Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

Duration:00:24:55

BONUS INTERVIEW: Arnold Allen

7/5/2019
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When you don't have enough time in one episode to get all your interviews in, you add a bonus episode! So enjoy this extra bonus Top Turtle MMA content with UFC 239's Arnold Allen.

Duration:00:04:46

Episode 175: Ben Askren, Ismail Naurdiev and Top 5 Fights Left in 2019

7/2/2019
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The card of the year is upon us and we here at Top Turtle are responding as such. We loaded up our episode this week, not only with talk about the card of the year, but with some of the stars of it. Ben Askren shares his thoughts about the lead up to this fight and how he plans on finishing Jorge Masvidal. Then we talk with Ismail Naurdiev about making his MMA debut at 15 years old. Plus, if you’re sick of hearing about the mega card on Saturday, we’ve got plenty of other action for you. Our...

Duration:00:39:47

The Prelim Primer: UFC 239

7/1/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Shawn Bitter, from Cageside Press, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC 239. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @mmawizzard Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

Duration:00:12:41

Fight Flashback: GSP vs Parisyan

6/28/2019
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On our newest segment, we re-watched GSP's debut fight against Karo Parisyan and talked about the evolution of the fight game as well as GSP. If you liked this, be sure to catch the whole episode and let us know on Twitter (@TopTurtleMMA) what fight you'd like us to watch next.

Duration:00:19:53

Episode 174: Anthony Rocco Martin and Fight Flashback: GSP vs Parisyan

6/25/2019
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UFC is in Minnesota this week and we're breaking down the action. Not only will we look at the top 3 fights on the card and discuss the odds, but we're also talking with one of the fighters. Anthony Rocco Martin stops by to talk grappling and being competitive with his world champion girl friend. We also debut a brand new segment this week: Fight Flashback. This week we watch GSP vs Karo Parisyan and encourage you to watch along. The debut of GSP was a weird one and we're feeding you some...

Duration:00:49:30

The Prelim Primer: UFC Minneapolis

6/24/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Nick Baldwin, from BloodyElbow, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC Minneapolis. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @NickBaldwinMMA Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

Duration:00:23:34

Episode 173: Ashley Yoder, Bryan Barberena and Top 5 MMA Facial Hair

6/18/2019
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They we're gone for a week, but the UFC is back this week with their visit to Greenville, South Carolina, and Top Turtle MMA has all of the goods. First they'll be chatting with two of the fighters on the card. Ashley Yoder starts by discussing her style and how close she was to a far better record. Then Bryan Barberena discusses living that farm life while training. Plus, in honor of father's day, the guys are counting down the best facial hair in MMA history. There are a couple throwbacks...

Duration:00:40:32

The Prelim Primer: UFC Greenville

6/17/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Michael Fiedel, from FloCombat and Body Lock MMA, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC Greenville. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @MichaelFiedel Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang,...

Duration:00:24:04

BONUS INTERVIEWS: Yorgan De Castro and Hannah Goldy

6/14/2019
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When you don't have enough time in one episode to get all your interviews in, you add a bonus episode! So enjoy this extra bonus Top Turtle MMA content with Contender Series hopefuls, Yorgan De Castro and Hannah Goldy.

Duration:00:11:54

Episode 172: Kali Robbins, Brok Weaver and Top 5 Contender Series Alum

6/11/2019
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CONTENDER SERIES IS BACK! And we're celebrating the return of MMA on Tuesday nights by talking with two fighters who hope to earn their UFC contracts this Tuesday. Brok Weaver looks to represent him people and become the voice of the Mowa Choctaw people, and Kali Robbins looks to show that the nickname Pop Tart doesn't mean she's easy to finish. All that and we're running down the news of the week and counting down the best Contender Series Alumni of all time. Don't miss a second of it. TIME...

Duration:00:42:32

Episode 171: Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling and Top 5 30-for-30 Options

6/4/2019
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The UFC is back this week with their most loaded show of the year, so we’re loading our show too. Since the card is all about the bantamweights, so are we. We’ll be talking to Jimmie Rivera and Aljamain Sterling about the main event and their place in the title picture. Plus, we’ll break down out favorite fights from Chicago. And if that’s not enough for your listening pleasure, we’ll also be discussing the recent rash of retirements and counting down the best options for an ESPN 30-for-30...

Duration:00:45:56

The Prelim Primer: UFC 238

6/3/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Lucas Grandsire, who hosts the MMA Frost Podcast, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC 238. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @GrandsireMMA Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque

Duration:00:21:10

Episode 170: Frank Camacho, Christos Giagos and Top 5 Unsung Heroes of WEC

5/29/2019
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After a long week away from UFC action, we return this week talking about UFC in Stockholm. There’s a ton of exciting action at the top of the card all centered around the light heavyweights. Plus, the lower portion of the card has plenty of fun fights including the crowned prince of fight of the night, Frank Camacho - who stopped by to chat about his style. We’ll also be chatting with Christos Giagos who will be fighting Damir Hadzovic this weekend. Plus, we’ll be looking at the recent rash...

Duration:00:37:27

The Prelim Primer: UFC Stockholm

5/29/2019
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The Prelim Primer is the one and only podcast dedicated to the curtain jerkers. Catch host Daniel "Gumby" Vreeland, who is joined this week by Daniel Levi, who hosts the Half the Battle Podcast, as they break down all of the prelims of UFC Stockholm. Follow host on Twitter @GumbyVreeland Follow co-host on Twitter @BestFightPicks Musical Credit: I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang,...

Duration:00:21:48

Top Turtle Interviews: Chris Wade

5/22/2019
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Due to an editing error, our interview with Chris Wade was omitted from the episode posted yesterday. So here's that interview in it's entirety. ENJOY! Chris Wade fights Nate Andrews this Thursday at PFL 2019 #2

Duration:00:07:35

Episode 169: Damon Jackson, Chris Wade and Rochester Matchmaking

5/21/2019
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There may not be a UFC event on this weekend, but we do have a card coming to your TV screen (or online app) on Thursday. Professional Fighters League brings the heat and we’re talking to two of their combatants - Damon Jackson and Chris Wade. **NOTE: We are aware that the episode mistakenly contains the interview with Jackson twice and not Wade. We are working to resolve this issue. Plus, we’re running down some of the action from this past weekend including One FC and UFC in Rochester....

Duration:00:34:04