Before Fred and I take a little break from the podcast world, take a listen to Demian Maia talking about BJJ, and being more aggressive to finish fights inside the distance. To sign off we break down the nine biggest fights in 22 days that the UFC has …Read more
We are joined my BJJ legend Renzo Gracie this week. Renzo gives his honest and candid opinion on the fight between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields…was is it dirty, yes, yes it was. We talk about the scuffle that broke out between the Diaz boys and…Read more
We are joined by Australian Muay Thai legend and Lupinee champion John Wayne Parr! John is gracious enough to sit with us and fill in some of the blanks from his documentary ‘Blessed with Venom’. He also give the MMA a fans a little Muay Thai 101. We discuss his early days in Thailand and how he became so integrated in to Thai life. We get John to tell us what he thinks of MMA striking and who he believes has the best striking in the UFC..hint, Donald Cerrone! After we are all done picking John’s brain about his amazing Thai boxing journey, we have him help us break down UFC on Fox 16 T.J. Dillashaw vs Renan Barao. We go through the unique way Joe Lauzon finish against Takanori Gomi, an John gives Joe huge props for being such good sport. John let’s us know that he was impressed w both Edson Barboza and Paul Felder, but expected more from Jessica Eye. We weigh out the pros and cons of Ronda Rousey vs Meisha Tate 3, and decide that we would rather see Holly Holm in there somewhere. Finally we break down the main event, and get John talking about the way Duane Ludwig has changed Dillashaw into the fighter he is today!
This week we have Duane Finley, who is part Jack Kerouac and part Hunter S. Thompson, joining us to discuss everything current in the MMA world. We start by talking about UFC Fight Night Frank Mir vs Todd Duffee. Duane talks about the horrible striking…Read more
Eugene S. Robinson from Bloody Elbow’s Knuckle Up and Care/Don’t Care w Kid Nate joins us to talk about the unveiling of the Post Reebok UFC, and frankly he doesn’t care for what he saw. The analogy he gives is classic. We talk about live music (Sinead…Read more
We have one of the most knowledgeable MMA insiders in the game this week, Bellator’s Jimmy Smith. We get Jimmy’s opinion on Chad Mendes replacing Jose Aldo at UFC 189. He also tells us why the McGregor fight should be a interim title and the thinking b…Read more
Alright fight fans, this is a little different format than what you are used to. Fred and I talk a little more about current MMA news/events and we get down with just one guest. This week we have a phenomenal and creative striker joining the show, “MVP…Read more
This week Shawn Jordan leads off the show to talk about his fantastic heel kick victory over Derrick Lewis, but first we talk about UFC 188 a little bit. Shawn goes into why he likes Cain, and feels that he will be back better than ever after losing to…Read more
Alright fight fans its been a long time coming, but we finally get to talk with one of our all time favorite fighters, Matt Brown. The Immortal one starts off by telling us that he doesn’t dwell on past mistakes, and he plans on showing us a whole new Matt Brown in his next fight. I try to get him to exand on that, but of course no fighter is going to reveal his new tricks. He tells me it isn’t personal, and he leaves that sort of thing up to his coaches. We get a little knowledge dropped on us about his new MMA training equipment company, and he explains how a whellbarrow might be a fighters best friend. Then Fred takes over and the show takes off! He gets Matt to talk about the UFC not letting fighters walk out to Hatebreed, and how the band ended up writing a walk-out song just for Brown. Finally Matt tells us the crazy story of being in the club in Ohio when Dimebag Darrell got shot on stage!!
In the second segment Kirby and I express what has been rubbing us the wrong way lately in MMA and then we are joined by Anthony Birchak, fresh off his KO win over Joe Soto. We get Anthony talking about Mexican-American fighters since UFC 188 is still fresh in out minds, and he lets us know the phoenix is producing some MMA monsters right now. We tease Anthony a little bit about letting Ian Entwistle get that pesky heel hook, and we get to hear just how happy he is about getting Soto out of there faster than Dillashaw could. Anthony finishes up by telling up he want Aljamain Sterling for his next fight.
This is a fun one folks, don’t miss it!!Read more
In the first segment Fred and I are joined by Brandon “Rukus” Thatch. We get things started off right by talking with Brandon about his time at the latest RFA event and Michael Schiavello giving us some hilarity while annoucing Danny Mainus in a fight. It is “my anus” jokes galor. After we catch our breath we talk with Brandon about his disappointing loss to Benson Henderson. He explains that it was nerves and too much respect for Bendo that lost him that fight. We talk about his upcoming fight at UFC 189 against John “Doomsday” Howard and Thatch makes sure we know that even though Howard is on a losing streak he isn’t overlooking him. Fred gets Brandon to open up about his father Clarence, who is a Colorado striking legend, and getting to meet the Gracies at a very young age. Brandon finishes up with us by visiting the story about his badly broken toe, and giving us his prediciton in the Cain vs Werdum fight.
In the second segment undefeated Jame “The Texecutioner” Vick starts off by talking about his win over Jake Mathews in Adelaide. We get the unfortunate news that he has a torn labrum in his hip and will be out of the game for 6 months, and get him to tell us just how much he wants to get back the fight he lost to Michael Chiesa. Then we get James to open up about some crazy Texas bar bouncing stories. Tell you what everything is bigger in Texas, even the bar fights. We finish up by revisting Ben Rothwell’s evil laugh after UFC Nola, and give some quick opinions on what my have been the event of the year so far!
We have a fun one this week folks! Bellator champ Will Brooks is in the house fresh off a twitter beef with the Patricky Pitbull, and we catch it as it happens. Ole Will doesn’t shy away from it and says they are both irrelevent and wouldn’t mind snuff…Read more
Elias Theodorou joins us in the first segment to talk about being called out by Sam Alvey after Alvey’s knock-out win over Dan Kelly. Elias lets us know that he thinks Sam will gain some noteriety out of the call out and that the twitter “beef” is just…Read more
We have MMA veteran Jake Shields joining us in our first segment and we see a side of Jake you may not expect. He says in no uncertain terms that his next opponent Rousimar Palhares is a dirty fighter who isn’t playing with a full deck. We go into some…Read more
We are joined by TUF 18 alumna Raquel Pennington. Rocky tells us about going into the fight with Holly Holm with injured hands and that her medical suspension following UFC 184 has been lifted; however, she hasn’t completely followed her doctor’s order…Read more
Michelle ‘The Karate Hottie’ Waterson joins us in the first segment to talk about her recent signing to the UFC’s Strawweight division. She first gives us insight on just how profoundly losing the Invicta Atomweight belt was, and how she decided to tak…Read more
We have two awsome guests this week! First we have Mark Munoz stopping by to give us a heartfelt and sincere farewell interview before his fight in Manila. Mark talks about the highs and lows of his career and is brutally honest about the difficult tim…Read more
TUF 20 contestant Angela Hill tells us about her time at UFC New Jersey Machita vs Rockhold. She goes into getting the star treatment and having a benefit dinner w Johny Hendricks. We talk about the implications of Rockhold’s win over Machida, Holloway…Read more
Legendary cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran joins the show and gives us an inside view from one of the unsung heroes of combat sports. We talk Pacquiao vs Mayweather, and what comes next, if anything, for boxing. We have some fun talking about talkin trash o…Read more
This is a fun one, we have heavy handed “Smilin” Sam Alvey with us to talk about poor sportsmanship after Al Iaquinta’s F bomb heard ’round the world. He lets us in on his opinion and gives a example from his own career. We talk about the attrocious ju…Read more
Rich “Ace” Franklin stops by and gives us an inside view on ONE Championships. We get to sit with the VP of the largest MMA promotion in Asia and get the inside scoop on what’s going on with MMA in Asia. Rich gives us the story on how he went from bein…Read more
Stand and Bang is joined by one of the true legends of the sport, Bas Rutten. In the first segment we discuss the upcoming RFA vs Legacy crossover promotions and why we think it is way over-due and a good thing for the sport. Bas gives his views on the…Read more
UFC Lightweight Paul Felder stops by to discuss the rumor that New York may finally be lifting the ban on MMA and that Dana White has reserved a date to hold a UFC in Madison Square Garden. We talk about how huge that would be for both the organization…Read more
MMA legend Gary Goodridge stops by the show and brings some excellent insight to every segment of the show. First we talk about the ref that let Mark Munoz and Josh Koscheck get choked way too long Jarin Valel. Was that terrible reffing or just part of…Read more
UFC Middleweight and TUF 19 Middleweight winner Eddie Gordon sits down with my co hosts Steve Jeffery for The Hammer MMA and Fred Kirby from Gem City Fighting and we discuss if the 2-4 year ban on fighters w PEDS in their system is appropriate. Eddie g…Read more
UFC’s Leslie Smith stops by and helps us host the show this week. UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban joins us and helps us talk about the problems plaguing the UFC right now, namely PEDS and weightcuts. Alan gives us an inside look at the problem and suggest…Read more
UFC veterans Jim and Dan Miller join the show to talk about…well just about everything. In the first segment we talk with the guys about the PED problem running wild in the UFC, specifically Anderson Silva getting busted. The guys go into how large o…Read more
We are joined by two of IFC’s best in Michelle Waterson and Jodie Esquibel. These teammates from Jackson Winklejohn join us to take a look at the results from UFC 183 and talk about Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker having to move up a weightclass. We d…Read more
We are super fortunate to have to of the best WMMA stars the UFC has to offer sit down with us and help us break down some of the newsworthy event that occured at and after UFC Fight Night Stockholm, like Tito Oritz being omitted from the Light Heavywe…Read more
UFC fighters Max Holloway and Yancy Medeiros join the cast to discuss the 24 hr stint Jon Jones spent in rehab, and comment on the lack of punishment Jones seems to be getting from the NSAC. We also talk a little about B.J Penn ending up in jail over a…Read more
UFC fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye helps us breakdown and understand the Jon Jones debacle, explains the circumstances surrounding Ashlee Evans-Smiths failed test for diuretics, and tells us what has been going on since the infamous exploding ear incident….Read more