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The Fight Cave - Rich Byrne: Ep 60

Matt recently met up with Rich Byrne at his office in Manhattan. Rich is the President of Benefit Street Partners, as well as Kasai Grappling. They discuss Rich's Martial Arts journey, what led to creating Kasai, and the mentors he's had throughout his years in Martial Arts. That and much more in the Fight Cave 5! Enjoy and be sure to Subscribe


The Fight Cave - Nick Pace: Ep 59

Matt met up UFC/Bellator vet Nick pace in Staten Island at his school Tiger Schulmann's Tottenville. Nick talks about his start in Martial Arts, some of his best moments as a fighter and teacher, and what's next for him going forward. He's got some great stories and answers to this week's Fight Cave 5. Listen, enjoy, and send us some feedback


EP 58: Ray Longo with Matt "Steamrolla" Frevola & Tony "Fight Shape" Ricci

Matt heads to LAW MMA to visit one of the best MMA coaches in the biz, Ray Longo, and a fighter making his UFC debut on Jan 14., Matt "Steamrolla" Frevola, and our Evolving Athletes Master, Tony "Fight Shape" Ricci. First, Matt talks with Tony about Joanna Jędrzejczyk coming out after loss to Rose Namajunas about her terrible weight cut with her team. Tony talks about the logistics of her weight cut (14 pounds in 14 hours), her performance, and the effects. Tony explains cutting weight,...


Ep 57: Get to Know Andre Harrison & Randy Brown & UFC 218 Picks

Matt is joined by 2 of the athletes he manages, Andre Harrison and Randy Brown. Andre is an undefeated Featherweight (17-0), who fights for PFL (Professional Fighters League). Randy is a Welterweight who fights for the UFC. These two guys are great friends and equally great training partners. They comment on each other as a fighter, as well as what they think of themselves. Matt asks about their work ethic, character, goals, training, and everything in between. Randy and Andre joke back and...


Ep 56: Aljamain Sterling on his upcoming UFC Fight Night 123 Bout VS Marlon Maraes

Matt and Kyle start the show up with a recap from UFC Sydney, including the prefight drama where not only a punch was thrown, but also a boomerang in Australian fashion! Fight News covers the upcoming bouts for UFC 219 including Cyborg's opponent. He also reports on an arrest of a UFC fighter. Then Aljamain joins us in studio before his training at Renzo Gracie's. Matt asks him about his current weight cut for his upcoming fight against Marlon Moraes on 12/9/17 at UFC Fight Night 123....


Ep 55: Eddie "Truck" Gordon, The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Winner

Matt opens up with Kyle to comment on the fights from UFC Fight Night 120: Dustin Poirier VS Anthony Pettis. They talk about the finishes, the ref, and each of the fights on the main card to the prelims. Then Kyle gives Fight News announcing upcoming fights (Gian Villante, Jose Aldo, etc) and shakeups including the fights of Frankie Edgar and Anderson Silva. Then Matt calls up Eddie Gordon, recent Best Selling Author from his book, Forever Truckin'. Eddie won The Ultimate Fighter Season 19:...


Ep 54: Merab Dvalishvili, UFC Debut 12/9 After Winning Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight

Matt calls up Kyle for an exciting breakdown of what some are saying is the best UFC card, UFC 217. They talk about #TeamEverlast athlete & TFC Guest, Randy Brown's UD win against Mickey Gall. Kyle and Matt go back and forth on each of the fights, talking about the highlights and what's to come for the fighters. Then, Merab Dvalishvili comes in to studio with his cornerman, Zuka Mtchedlishvili. They talk about his MMA career, his home country, Georgia, and how ready he is for UFC...


Ep 53: Olympic Boxer Jennifer Dugwen Fights MMA

Matt sits down with Jennifer Dugwen to talk about her life in combat sports and her upcoming bout this Saturday 11/11. Matt asks how she got into boxing and more recently into MMA. She talks about fighting in different weight classes due to the slow development of women's divisions. Jen represented the Federated States of Micronesia in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She trains out of Brooklyn, New York and won gold in the female lightweight division at the 2015 Pacific Games held in Port...


Ep 52: Brian “BOOM” Kelleher & MMA Fight News

After his recent TKO win at UFC Fight Night 118, Brian “BOOM” Kelleher gets on the phone with Matt Culley. Brian is a Featherweight from NY, and this was his third fight in the UFC. Matt asks about his previous loss against Marlon Vera at UFC Long Island, and Brian describes that feeling after losing in his backyard, and how his training camp went to prepare for Fight Night 118 in Poland. He explains what he likes about floating and how it helped him for this fight. He talks about his next...


Ep 51: 10-0 Gregor Gillespie, UFC & #TeamEverlast athlete

Matt has an exclusive, eye opening conversation with UFC fighter, Gregor Gillespie, inside The Fight Cave, taped at the Everlast studio. Gregor talks about his recent win by submission, his beast training partner Andre Harrison, and improved striking thanks to Keith Trimble at Bellmore Kickboxing. Gregor explains his addictive personality, and dives into his elite wrestling career where he was 130-1 in high school. He shares how he became sober after years of substance abuse while wrestling...


Ep 50: Rise 2 Champs, Jason Rau & Nick Ronan

After the successful Rise Submission Invitational 2 event, champions Jason Rau and Nick Ronan come in to talk about their matches. Both came from training at Renzo Gracie's in Manhattan and have their belts under Matt Serra BJJ. These guys dish all about grappling: the popularity of tournaments, the evolution of heel hooks, Gary Tonon, John Danaher, and their favorite techniques. Sergio calls in to talk about his match against UFC's #7 Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling, as well as the great...


Ep 49: Weight Cuts for Men VS Women

Matt hosts a roundtable talk about weight cutting with Fight Shape Tony Ricci, NYS Kickboxing Champion & Glory fighter Jennie Nedell, & 3x European Kickboxing Champion Daria Anne Albers. Daria shares what her team was like for 12 years, the horrible condition she has been in before a fight to make weight, and the difference fighting in different divisions. Daria is now a coach, having gone back to school for psychology to learn the connection between her mind and body to understand what she...


Ep 48: #3 UFC Bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera

Matt welcomes Jimmie Rivera back to The Fight Cave to talk about his upcoming fight against Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on 12/30/17! Jimmie sheds light on this fight and why he makes the most sense to fight Cruz. Matt asks Jimmie about training with Tiger Schulmans, and Jimmie explains his long time ties to the gym and the one he is currently running in Manhattan. He gives a good insight into the business side of MMA and the work that goes into running your own business. He talks about...


Ep 47: Joe Diesel Riggs

Matt calls up Joe "Diesel" Riggs, an MMA vet, and professional competitor since 2001, Riggs formerly competed for the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, ProElite & King of the Cage. Riggs will be competing at the Submission Rise 2 event on 10/15 in NY against Pete "Drago" Sell. He talks about his training, his upcoming fight for M1 Global on 10/27. Riggs also opens up about his tough time in the UFC, his consideration of retirement, signing with Bellator, how his parent's divorce helped him...


Ep 46: Bellator Light Heavyweight, Liam McGeary on upcoming fight at Bellator 185

Matt is joined in studio by former call in guest, Liam McGeary! Last time TFC spoke with McGeary, he was fighting in Ireland. He is now back in NY, and preparing for his upcoming fight at Bellator 185 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Liam talks about his motivation for this fight against King Mo on October 20. He explains his recent loss against Linton Vassell, and what he's been working on to get the W on 10/20. Matt & Liam discuss their NY buddies' fights including Dave Branch's. Liam...


Ep 45: UFC Welterweight, Randy Brown, Talks UFC Fight Night Pittsburg, UFC 217, & more

Matt and UFC Welterweight, Randy Rude Boy Brown AKA TouchNGo, chop it up over his career, MayMac, his AMA on Reddit/r/MMA, and thoughts on UFC Fight Night: Pittsburg. Randy gives insight to what he's learned from his recent loss against Belal Muhammad, what he thinks of his next opponent Mickey Gall who he fights at UFC 217 on 11/4 at MSG, what he thinks of Conor McGregor, and comments on the results, fight styles, and game plans of UFC Fight Night: Pittsburg. Fight News with Kyle tells us...


Ep 44: Lou Neglia, Zu Anyanwu & Fight News

Matt talks to Kyle Antonelli for Fight News first up. New father Kyle talks about UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburg, PA this Saturday and the 3 NY fighters that are fighting on the main card. He then talks about the latest update with Jon Jones' PED use. Kyle announces Randy Brown's next UFC fight against an up and comer, and comments on this past UFC's ref calls being too late. Matt calls up Lou Neglia to talk about Ring of Combat 60 that he's putting on Friday in Atlantic City. He explains...


Evolving Athletes Ep 15: Jon Jones & Mayweather VS McGregor

Matt Culley & Fight Shape Tony Ricci talk about Performance Enhancing Drugs and the latest scandal with Jon Jones. Tony explains how they could affect his performance versus DC, and what his personal opinion is if Jones really did use. Matt brings up facts surrounding the possibility of his innocence. Then, they talk about McGregor's endurance, what's next for McGregor, and their thoughts on the fight against Floyd Mayweather.


Ep 43: James Gonzalez, Ring of Combat 60 Featherweight

Matt, Sergio, and Producer Kristen talk about Mayweather VS McGregor- the ref, the outcome, the views, and what's next. Then James Gonzalez comes in to talk about his upcoming fight on 9/15/17. The cave asks him about his amateur and pro fights, as well as training at LAW MMA & Serra BJJ Academy. They predict future fight match ups, which leads to The Fight Cave 5, where we get some more insight as James as a lover of combat sports. James "Speedy" Gonzalez (4-1) is on a 4 win streak and...


Ep 42: Adam Kownacki, Heavyweight Boxer

Matt & Sergio start off the show with the latest on #MayMac approving 8 oz gloves, and Sergio gives some inside info on the notorious Malignaggi sparring ordeal with McGregor. They talk MMA news including Georges St. Pierre, the UFC Light Heavyweight belt & Bellator updates. Adam Kownacki, 16-0, 13KOs, ranked #10 Heavyweight on BoxRec, comes into studio. He gives the boxing perspective on #MayMac and talks about his sparring sessions with MMA fighters like Gian Villante. Adam talks about...