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Episode 66 - Doomsday

Doomsday is a reference to the death of Superman. Unfortunately, this world lost a real-life Superman and lifelong friend of my family, John Rogers. This episode is dedicated to his memory and also a celebration of his birthday, which would have been today. Jeff and I also discuss the recent tragedy in Las Vegas and try to find reasons to stay positive in a world that has been overcome with negative circumstances lately. We breakdown UFC 216, which took place in front of survivors and first...

Duration: 00:43:48

Episode 65 - Branching Out

After a week away from home in evacuation from Hurricane Irma, I return to talk MMA and boxing with Jeff "The Animal" Wilson. We discuss the UFC Fight Night from Pittsburgh, headlined by a middleweight match between former champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF champion David Branch. We analyze the rest of this action-packed card, preview the upcoming fight night from Japan and even talk some boxing! We talk about the controversial draw between GGG and Canelo Alvarez and why boxing may be on...

Duration: 00:59:18

Episode 64 - Lioness Bites The Bullet

This may be my last episode for a while as I am waiting in Florida for Hurricane Irma to hit and I don't know what the future will hold. I tell the story of my two evacuations with my family across the state of Florida to where I am currently waiting out the storm. I also make a BIG personal announcement on the air despite the circumstances, it is really good news. My co-host Jeff "The Animal" Wilson and I discuss the action-packed UFC 215 pay-per-view last night and try to enjoy some fight...

Duration: 00:44:14

Episode 63 - A Mouse is Not a GOAT

We discuss the UFC Fight Night 115 card from Holland headlined by Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve. The two monstrous heavyweights put on a fast-pace show to cap off a very respectable card. We also reluctantly preview the upcoming UFC 215 pay-per-view headlined by flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson defending his title against Ray Borg. We struggle to find excitement in watching this card, but find a reason in the end. We also discuss the health benefits of tequila -...

Duration: 00:29:31

Episode 62 - The Nofloorious Few

We break down the biggest combat sports event of our generation - Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs "The Notorious" Conor McGregor. We discuss the buildup, the fight, the aftermath and what might be next for both fighters. I also discuss my weekend trip to Chicago, deep dish pizza, bourbon, beer and our usual banter about MMA. Grab some bourbon and drink along - cheers!

Duration: 00:59:50

Episode 61 - Paulie Malaknockme Down

We finally address the Mayweather vs. McGregor super fight and give some perspective... but not after many bourbons and Modelo Negra's. Before that we break down some fight announcements and other events that have been in the MMA news. Thanks for listening and cheers!

Duration: 01:00:43

Episode 60 - Flyaway Weight

This is a solo episode with Bill to recap UFC Fight Night 114 from Mexico City, headlined by flyweights Brandon Moreno and Sergio Pettis. I give my perspective on the future of the UFC flyweight division - spoiler alert, it doesn't look good if you consider the facts. I also drink a sample of some Canadian whisky called Revel Stoke, with a live tasting - cheers!

Duration: 00:32:35

Episode 59 - Jonesin' for a Comeback

After a week off, we return to breakdown UFC 214 which featured the return of Jon "Bones" Jones to reclaim his light heavyweight title from Daniel "DC" Cormier in Anaheim, California. It was an exciting card with great fights between Robbie Lawler and Cowboy Cerrone and "Cyborg" Santos vs Tonya Evinger on the main card. We also touch on UFC Fight Night from Long Island, New York and discuss our latest bourbon and beer recommendations! Cheers!

Duration: 00:50:45

Episode 58 - Tequila by the Ocean

I am joined by Jeff "The Kimura King" Baughman to break down the UFC Fight Night 113 card from Glasgow, Scottland. I show Jeff the joys of tequila and ease him into the niche world of sipping this dreaded spirit. We talk lots of fights, lots of booze and refuse to discuss Mayweather/McGregor. Cheers!

Duration: 00:38:24

Episode 57 - International Flight Week

It may have been international fight week in Las Vegas, but we had fighters flying off of the UFC 213 card, fighters flying off the top of the cage and other fighters flying up and down the rankings. We had redemption, debuts, interim titles, champions showing their true colors and everything in between with an action-packed weekend of MMA. If you didn't have a chance to watch it all, we have you covered and we did it fueled by beer and tequila - enjoy the show and please share any...

Duration: 00:52:01

Episode 56 - Red, White And Brew

It's our Fourth of July episode and the return of Jeff "The Animal" Wilson after a small hiatus. We recap the last few weeks of MMA action and then preview the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season 25 Finale, headlined by Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje and the UFC 213 pay-per-view headlined by women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a rematch against Valentina Shevchenko. We also talk bourbon - my latest discovery is Old Grand-Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Cheers!

Duration: 00:43:20

Episode 55 - The Weight Is Over

I break down all the exciting MMA action from this weekend including the Bellator 180 pay-per-view from New York City, UFC Fight Night 112 from Oklahoma City and all the missed weight, drama, controversy and bad blood attached to both of these events. Some of the biggest names in history competed this weekend such as: Fedor, Wanderlei Silva, BJ Penn, Chael Sonnen, Phil Davis, Ryan Bader and we had top competitors as well as newcomers mixing it up. I also talk about my most recent trip to...

Duration: 01:08:56

Episode 54 - Floydian Slip

WARNING - This is an episode dedicated solely to the boxing match between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and "The Notorious" Conor McGregor. As promised, I kept this topic as a separate episode for anyone who is sick of hearing about it. HOWEVER - I am joined by my good friend and fellow podcaster, Blake "Money Blakeweather" Stephenson who brings a very unique perspective and passion to this fight. We have some fun, have some laughs, have some beers and maybe even make a few interesting points....

Duration: 00:51:43

Episode 53 - Singapore Me Another

A recap of UFC Fight Night 111 from Singapore - headlined by women's bantamweight contenders Holly Holm and Bethe Correia. We also discuss the boxing match between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev - but we DO NOT cover the announcement of Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather in August. The reason is that I will do a separate episode covering this fight for those who are not sick of hearing about it. Jeff "The Animal" Wilson joins the podcast halfway through because he partied too hard to make...

Duration: 01:04:53

Episode 52 - The Black Feast

We break down UFC Fight Night 110 from Auckland, New Zealand headlined by the "Super Samoan" Mark Hunt and the "Black Beast" Derrick Lewis. A really action-packed card with lots of finishes. We also talk flyweight drama, Glory 42 fans rumbling with fighters, new matches, Twitter drama and lots of bourbon! Cheers!

Duration: 00:54:07

Episode 51 - Hot Dog Down A Holloway

We get an immediate reaction to UFC 212 from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. It was headlined by a unifying featherweight championship fight between the reigning champion Jose Aldo and the interim champion Max Holloway. We also saw a women's strawweight fight that could put a bottleneck on the division between Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The rest of the card was a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but overall very entertaining. We also touch on the induction of MMA legend Kasushi...

Duration: 00:55:47

Episode 49 - Pair of Bills

Awesome conversation with judo black belt, BJJ brown belt, D1 collegiate wrestler, MMA coach and whiskey & tequila connoisseur Bill Easlick. He brought some Yamazaki Japanese whiskey and we had a long conversation about MMA rules, coaching, the mindset of fighters, more whiskey, judo in MMA and what makes people want to participate in combat sports. Coach Bill also shares some great stories about how he got into martial arts and how his Muay Thai coach introduced tequila to an entire...

Duration: 01:44:13

Episode 48 - Rock on the Rocks

We start off on a sad note, discussing the recent passing of rock frontman Chris Cornell - lead singer of Sound Garden and Audioslave. We break down the recent Bellator card from Friday night, which was headlined by the return of Rory MacDonald against British Striker Paul Daley. We talk about some of the epic KO's on the card, discuss some WMMA, recap our weekends and of course talk a little booze. Cheers!

Duration: 00:46:30

Episode 47 - Why is the Rum Gone?

Exhausted after a weekend at Disney World that involved lots of walking and of course lots of drinking, I join my cohost Jeff "The Animal" Wilson to break down the action of UFC 211 from Dallas, Texas. I also give a recap of my trip and the different beers I tried at Epcot's world showcase. We talk about the heavyweight title defenses by Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jędrzejczyk. We also talk about the controversial fight between former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and top contender Dustin...

Duration: 01:00:25

Episode 46 - 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, More

Coming off a wild tequila-filled Cinco de Mayo weekend, we talk about the dominant performance of Canelo Alvarez over Mexican boxing royal family member Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. We also discuss the upcoming UFC 211 ppv card, headlined by Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic defending his crown against Junior Dos Santos in what should be an epic rematch. We analyze the rest of the card as well, including the co-main event title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk (yun-jay-check) and Jessica...

Duration: 00:35:09

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