Thu, 26 January 2017
It's been a little while since we did a multi-guest episode like this, but we're coming out of the gate with a powerful lineup.
Stephen Thompson makes his highly anticipated return to the show and there was plenty to get into. Wonderboy responds to the recent disparaging comments by Tyron Woodley, reveals his answer to the question "Apocalypse or Thanos," and discusses some of the fights from Bellator 170 and UFC on FOX 23.
Ian McCall joins us to talk podcasting, the green rush in California and his food poisoning in Ireland. He also looks ahead to his UFC 208 fight against Neil Seery in Brooklyn, NY.
Adam Milstead returns to the show ahead of his February 4th clash in Houston. He talks about the difference in training for your second Octagon appearances vs. your UFC debut. We also got into fighter pay and the crazy range of body types that make up the heavyweight division.
Short After Show this week. I give some more thoughts on Woodley's comments about racial prejudice in the world of MMA. I also throw a couple TV show recommendations out there.
Thu, 19 January 2017
After nearly a decade of regularly reading Barstool Sports and religiously following MMA, my two worlds are finally coming together.
Robbie Fox aka Intern Robbie is an 18 year old MMA writer for barstoolsports.com. Barstool has undergone a number of changes over the past year, including a big move to a centralized office in New York City. With this came an influx of new hires and most notably - at least as it relates to this podcast - was the hire of the site's first dedicated MMA contributor. Long overdue.
I sat down with Robbie for an in-depth conversation about his writing background, how he came to be at Barstool Sports, and his future in the medium. Oh, and we got into some MMA storylines as well.
Plus, in the After Show, I reflect on the Cowboy's season, give you guys a movie and TV show recommendation, and rant about how much I hate Ford vehicles right now.
Wed, 11 January 2017
This week, we sat down for a nice chat with UFC Strawweight Cortney Casey.
Cortney Casey has been one of our favorite recurring guests since her first appearance on the show. She's never one to shy away from candidly speaking her mind or giving her take on a news story, and the result is usually a very entertaining podcast. This week was no exception, as we spoke for about an hour, discussing headlines and news stories both within MMA and beyond.
Plus, in this week's After Show, I break down the Cowboys' upcoming playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, talk about some recent fight announcements, give you guys a brand new podcast recommendation, and wrap things up with a little TV Talk, specifically Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Taboo and Man Seeking Woman.
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Wed, 4 January 2017
It's a new year and we're back with a brand new episode of The MMA Mad Podcast. Kicking things off with a brief State of the Union, I discuss some of my podcast plans for 2017.
Then, friend of the show Matteo Urella joins me to reflect on UFC 207 and discuss my 2016 End of the Year awards. Great conversation with a great guy.
Finally, Monica joins me to discuss the first episode of The Bachelor. Think of it as a reverse Outside The Bubble. This was just a preview of sorts, but in the future this should be a fun recap segment in which I'm the one answering questions for a change.
Thanks for listening and here's to a fantastic year of shows!!