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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 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...


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 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...


Episode 105: Mike Jackson and Top 5 Career Comebacks

This week, we talk to Mike Jackson about his rumored fight with CM Punk. Is it going to happen and what is he going to do afterwards? Then in honor of Cowboy Cerrone righting his ship, we chat about the best 5 career comebacks in UFC history. All this and a breakdown of UFC on Fox in Orlando. TIME STAMPS 1:00 - Mike Jackson Interview: CM Punk next? 23:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Career Comebacks 35:00 - UFC Orlando Breakdown: Does Emmett continue his run?


Episode 104: Adam Milstead and Top 5 MMA Couples

Love is in the air at Top Turtle this week. In honor of the St. Valentine, we are counting down our 5 favorite MMA couples this week. Plus, we’re talking to UFC veteran light heavyweight Adam Milstead about his move down to 205lbs. We’re also chatting with him about what he loves the most. Finally, we wrap up this week’s episode with a breakdown of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night in Austin. There are plenty of matches that we love this week, but we pick just 3 to look at. TIME STAMPS 1:30- Adam...


Episode 103: Gina Carano/Randa Markos and Top 5 Middleweight Prospects

With Eryk Anders shedding that prospect status by main eventing UFC in Belem, we decided to countdown the 5 more exciting middleweights to keep an eye on. There’s more than one in this group that could be headlining sooner rather than later. Plus, Dave chats with former MMA star Gina Carano about her movie career and just how close she was to coming back. Plus, is the door really closed on her fighting? Then Gumby sits down with Randa Markos, who dishes on why she’s decided to leave the...


Episode 102: Israel Adesanya and Top 5 Dream Champ v Champ Fights

This week we're hitting all the big news items from Rousey in WWE to Stipe vs DC. And then to honor the newly signed champ vs champ bout, we're counting down the top 5 bouts of that nature that we never got to see. Don't like our list? @ us! Time Stamps: 1:00 - Israel Adesanya; a kickboxer making it in the MMA world. 10:00 - Ronda To The WWE Discussion 19:30 - Top 5 Champ vs Champ Fights We Never Got 33:45 - UFC Belem - Top 3 Fights; Does Machida stay relevant?


Episode 101: Razak Alhassan and Top 5 Next Countries To Get a Champ

In episode 101, we break down the most likely countries to get their first UFC champion in the near future. And there are some unexpected picks on there. @ us if you disagree. Then we chat with fast rising welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan fresh off of his devestating KO at UFC 220. Time Stamps: 0:30 - Abdul Razak Alhassan talks about the brotherhood of African MMA fighters and his crazy SportCenter top 10 KO. 10:10 - The top 5 countries likely to get their first UFC champion. 26:25 - UFC...


Episode 100: Eryk Anders and Top 5 Unranked Fighters

For our 100th episode, Top Turtle counts down the top 5 fighters who are most likely to "Pull a Volkan" in 2018 and go from unranked to title contention. We also breakdown Volkan's fight this weekend with Cormier as well as two other key fights from this weekend. Add in a fun interview with the always entertaining Eryk Anders and it is a fitting monumental episode. TIME STAMPS: 1:00- Top 5 Unranked UFC Fighter Countdown: Who can be this year's Volkan? 16:00- Eryk Anders talks about how he...


Episode 99: Dennis Bermudez and Danielle Taylor

On this episode of Top Turtle MMA, we sit down with perennial top 15er Dennis Bermduez as he talks about fighting and chugging ketchup. Plus, we chat with 115lbs up-and-comer Danielle Taylor as she preps for her fight on Sunday at UFC St. Louis. All this and predictions for the end of 2018! TIME CODES: 1:00- Interview with Dennis Bermudez 9:30- Interview with Danielle Taylor 17:30- 2018 Champions Prediction and Fight Night Preview


Episode 98: Art Davie and End of the Year Awards

You've probably seen about 200 end of the year awards at this point, but if you love Top Turtle, you'll love Dave and "Gumby" arguing over the rookie of the year. Plus, Dave closes down the year with a long walk down memory lane with the man who started it all, Art Davie. Time Stamps: 1:00- Reaction to Khabib's dominant performance at UFC 219. Is he the greatest "Ground and Pound" artist of all time? 10:00- Top Turtle's year end awards: UFC Fighter, KO, SUB, Rookie and Card of the year....


Episode 97: Josh Emmett and Lauren Murphy

After his crazy KO of Ricardo Lamas, Josh Emmett pops in again to discuss his quick rise up the rankings. And speaking of a quick rise up the rankings, Lauren Murphy (the new #3 flyweight contender) is also in the house. TIME STAMPS: 0:50 - Interview with Josh Emmett 8:40 - Interview with Lauren Murphy 16:10 - MMA News Roundup


Episode 96: Colby Covington and Josh Emmett

If there's one person who knows there way around a microphone... it's Colby Covington. So we got him in front of one to discuss the state of the welterweight division. Plus he dishes on the boomerang incident and goes lightning round with Gumby. All that and a breakdown of UFC on Fox 26 with Josh Emmett. Time Stamps: 1:00- Colby Covington goes off. ON EVERYONE. ON EVERYTHING 15:00- UFC ON FOX PREVIEW 28:00- Josh Emmett on stepping up last minute against Ricardo Lamas


Episode 95: Eryk Anders

Leading up to a solid regional card in Fresno, we breakdown the main event and give you the inside track to one of the rising stars of the middleweight division. Former NCAA football champion at Alabama, Eryk Anders chats about the best NFLers for MMA. Time Codes: 0:45 - Interview with Eryk Anders 8:25 - News Roundup 17:00 - UFC Fresno Breakdown


Episode 94: Francis Ngannou (BONUS EPISODE)

Who's the hottest fighter in MMA right now? Let the boys of Top Turtle MMA tell you... it's Francis Ngannou. And they have the first exclusive interview with him after his devestating KO win over Overeem. He talks about that win, Stipe and Brock Lesnar. You DO NOT want to miss this!!


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