The MMA Mad Podcast

This one was a long-time coming. UFC Featherweight Matt Bessette has been a Mount Rushmore guest of the MMA Mad Podcast for years now. He and his wife, Ashley Bessette, have become friends of mine over the years. Schedules are always tough, but we finally found time to get together for an in-person podcast.

We sat down for an hour long conversation, marking Ashley's podcast debut. She was great. Matt is always great. You guys will definitely enjoy this one.

Direct download: Episode_145.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

This week, I took a trip down to West Haven, CT to meet up with Nick Newell on the Monday before his highly-anticipated return to the cage. We were joined by Justin Sumter on the mic and about 20 of his students watching along... MMA Mad's first live performance (maybe?). Nick fights in the main event of LFA 35 this Friday, March 9th and you can catch the action on AXS TV.

We were treated to a brand new Outside The Bubble with my roommate Monica, who breaks down Rose vs. Joanna and Khabib vs. Tony. We also watched the new Gunnar Nelson "Beat It" music video. Monica thinks a summer country song should be next for the Icelandic gym.

Finally, as a favor to Monica for talking soooo much MMA with me, we did a full Bachelor recap in the outro. Feel free to shut it off after the Nick Newell interview. Also feel free to listen to it and pretend like you didn't.

This episode was a lot of fun to put together.


Direct download: Episode_144.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

This week, we welcomed back one of our favorites in Robbie Fox. He's exploded in popularity since we first spoke, carving out his niche at Barstool and working his ass off to get to the top. Very talented in multiple different lanes, Robbie is always a great guest. Sirius XM show coming in the near future, without question.

This week, we got into Rough N Rowdy, Podcasting, Barstool's latest drama and MMA's latest headlines. Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_143.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

Podcast favorite Cortney Casey returns to the show for a another great conversation. We got into her upcoming fight with Michelle Waterson and a bunch of other stuff (as always). Make sure you watch her take on The Karate Hottie in her home state of Arizona on April 14th (UFC on FOX 29). Enjoy the episode and subscribe to the podcast!!

Direct download: Episode_142.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Podcast favorite Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson returned to the show for his best interview yet. We went over an hour completely off the cuff, getting into podcasting, MMA and life. These are the type of interviews I dreamed about when I started doing this show, and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Huge thanks to the legend.

Direct download: Episode_141.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

I've done many a Disorderly Podcast with Damon Martin but never had him on MMA Mad. Well that simply had to change. A veteran MMA reporter for over a decade, Damon writes for and runs We dive into his long history covering MMA, his reason for starting an entertainment site on the side, and plenty of headlines from around the world of combat sports. This was a fun one, enjoy!

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Direct download: Episode_140.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

A little New England celebration to follow up on an amazing UFC 220 in Boston. Dinis "Sweetbread" Paiva sandwiches (get it?) an interview with Calvin Kattar.

Kattar scored a huge knockout for his second consecutive UFC win, this time in front of the hometown TD Garden crowd. Sweetbread is readying himself for a CES fight on the Friday of Super Bowl weekend. Lots happening in the Northeast right now. Happy to be a small part of it.


Direct download: Episode_139.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

I drove up to Worcester to talk to Matteo Urella about his plethora of hilarious twitter beefs, working press at UFC 220, and the long-awaited UFC debut of our mutual friend Matt Bessette.

Direct download: Episode_138.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Hope you all had a great 2017. Look forward to seeing you all in 2018. Enjoy this celebratory PartyCast w/three of my dearest friends.

Direct download: Episode_137.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

This week, we're joined by Andre Soukhamthath and Marc Diakiese right before the holidays. One is coming off a huge win, one is looking for a huge win and both are great recurring guests. Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_136.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT