The MMA Mad Podcast

We kick things off with a brand new Outside The Bubble. Nick and Monica make their World Cup picks and discuss the Official 2018 World Cup song featuring Will Smith.

We're then rejoined by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports. We discuss everything from CM Punk and Greg Hardy to Conor McGregor and Nick Newell. Plus, as always, the inner workings of Barstool HQ.

Finally, I did some commentary on the Chris Curtis fight for Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender. Watch along and hear my live reaction to his highlight reel knockout.

DON'T RETIRE CHRIS!!

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_154.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

We caught up with Jose "Shorty" Torres after his UFC debut in Utica. We talked about his fight week experience, his crazy weight-cut on nine days notice, and the wild finish that led to his first victory inside the Octagon.

Mount Rushmore guest Cortney Casey rejoined the show to talk about the latest in her career and all the crazy headlines in the world of MMA. We break down the UFC 225 main card, fight-by-fight, and dive into the big strawweight matchup between Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza this weekend.

Finally - if you're a masochist - you can listen to my live reaction from the quick Jimmie Rivera knockout. Needless to say, as a long time friend of the show, I was disappointed in the result.

Enjoy!! 

Direct download: Episode_153.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

It's a short week, so we've got a short episode for you. But don't, worry... it's still star-studded with one half of the main event from this weekend's UFC Utica. Be sure to catch Jimmie Rivera as he fights for a #1 contender spot. Tons of beef in this one, should be fun.

Enjoy!! 

Direct download: Episode_152.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I sat down with longtime friend of the podcast Andreas Georgiou to discuss UFC Liverpool and Bellator 200 in London. Andreas is one of the best talents in the world of MMA journalism and certainly a qualified source to cover a couple massive UK MMA cards. I apologize for the brief hiatus and we'll be back with some more great episodes soon. 

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Andreas_Georgiou_Interview.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

Didn't realize until I was typing the title but we just hit a milestone. 150 episodes. Crazy. I love this show and I love all the people I've got to know through it. Bryan Lacey is absolutely one of those people. Enjoy this fun conversation between a couple of friends who love MMA and podcasting. I had a blast recording it.

Direct download: Episode_150.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Shaun Al-Shatti (mmafighting.com) returns to the show to discuss some headlines, recap the fight week experience at UFC Glendale, and preview this weekend's card in Atlantic City, NJ.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_149.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Took a little road trip to Brooklyn to meet up with long-time podcast guest and good friend/colleague James Lynch. It was great to finally record a live one with him and there was plenty to talk about after a wild UFC 223 fight week. 

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_148.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Justin Sumter makes his first solo appearance. Give this man a fight! Plus Kevin Quinn rejoins the podcast for a brand new Coast To Coast. We get into the McGregor incident, the chaos surrounding the UFC 223 main event, and some gambling talk. 

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_147.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Podcast favorite Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson returns to the show for another great appearance. We talk Mario Kart, Fortnight, something called PUBG and super hero movies. We even get into some MMA and his upcoming main event fight against Darren Till in Liverpool.

Jack Shore is one of the hottest prospects out of the UK right now. He was already 7-0 before facing UFC veteran Vaughan Lee in his bantamweight debut. Now he's 8-0 with a slew of finishes and his eyes on the Cage Warriors bantamweight title. Next stop: UFC.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_146.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

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