The MMA Mad Podcast

(0:00) We kick the week off with a special introduction featuring my friend Nate Stark. Nate is the biggest Game of Thrones fan I know, and following the Season 6 Finale, I thought it'd be the perfect time to bring him on to discuss. We dive into all things past, present, and future in the world of GoT, so if you want to avoid spoilers, you may want to skip this one. But seriously... you should listen.

(38:07) Josh Samman joins us to discuss his amazing memoir, entitled The Housekeeper: Love, Death, and Prizefighting. This book explores some really heavy subjects, ranging from addiction to depression, expressed through the framework of a tragic love story. I was enthralled with the book from beginning to end and highly recommend you check it out.

(54:17) "Don't Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Lamar Acoustic Cover)" by Josh Samman and Chad Anderson

(56:25) Andre Soukhamthath returns to discuss his upcoming title defense against Kin Moy at CES MMA 37. We get into the risks of social media, the UFC Bantamweight division, and the pros and cons of all-day weigh-ins.

(1:16:37) On this week's After Show, Ty Reynolds breaks down Bellator Dynamite 2, the rounding out of the UFC 202 fight card, and more.

Direct download: Episode_64.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:20am EST

(1:09) Back by popular demand, Nick's dad returns to the podcast for the second annual Father's Day special. Nick and Steve dive into everything from the history of the podcast to UFC 200, Wonderboy, and the Helwani vs. UFC saga. This was a good one!!

(1:04:48) Belal Muhammad joins us ahead of his UFC debut on July 7th and gives his take on the current state of the UFC Welterweight division.

(1:21:40) On The After Show w/Ty Reynolds, everything from Fedor to UFC Ottawa is discussed in great detail, as Ty gives his take on the latest in the world of MMA.

Direct download: Episode_63.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

(2:00) We sit down for a free form discussion with Matt Bessette, where we explore how close he is to that UFC call-up, his relationship with Bellator and Scott Coker, and the grand opening of his new gym, Ascension Athletics.

(55:00) Bryan Lacey joins the show to discuss his upcoming fight at the finale of Wimp 2 Warrior, what he's learned through the process, and his immense respect for the sacrifices that professional fighters make every day.

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

(1:35) David St. Martin returned to the podcast to give his take on the fallout between the UFC and his friend/former colleague Ariel Helwani. We get into the current state of MMA media, the risks of chasing a dream, and more. Really enjoyed this one!!

(1:31:22) Lorenz Larkin looks back at his drop to welterweight and what may be next for him after his huge win over Jorge Masvidal on Memorial Day Weekend.

(1:47:05) In this week's aftershow, Ty Reynolds discusses a slew of news story that broke over the weekend, including Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, Michael Bisping winning the UFC Middleweight Championship, and more.

Direct download: Episode_61.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

(1:40) Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson sits down for one of our conversational style interviews and talks Rory MacDonald, the Thompson-Weidman wedding, and apartment living.

(27:58) Nate Andrews makes his MMA Mad debut to talk about his dealings with CES, his upcoming fight on June 10th, and his training experience with Luis Felix and Matt Bessette.

(39:22) MMA Mad Pro Blogger Lewis Corapi talks about his knack for writing, his unfortunate, last-second cancellation in Boston, and his future in the UFC.

(55:15) The After Show w/Ty Reynolds

Direct download: Episode_60.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

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