The MMA Mad Podcast (sports)

New episode for your listening pleasure!!

Jimmie Rivera just received some unfortunate news with the Dominick Cruz cancellation. We got into that, UFC 217 and more.

Louis Smolka is always a great guest. Unfiltered doesn't begin to describe it. 

And shoutout to KFC Radio on hitting the big 300 episode milestone. One of my favorite podcasts, check it out!!

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_132.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Really fun episode this week!!

First, Robbie Fox (Barstool Sports) stops by to talk UFC 217 and Barstool HQ goings-on. He's quickly become one of the site's rising stars and it's always good to catch up with him. 

Then, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson joins us to discuss his win over Jorge Masvidal, the drama with Darren Till and a whole bunch of comic book stuff.

Plus, Monica talks Rose Namajunas, favorite holiday traditions and more on a brand new Outside The Bubble. She hops on the intro and outro, as well. Stick around to the very end for a little bonus OTB.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_131.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:10am EST

This is your officially unofficial UFC 217 preview show. Cortney Casey is sandwiched between an intro/outro Coast-To-Coast combo. We start by discussion some big headlines outside of MMA, then finish with a bunch of UFC topics.

Cortney Casey looks forward to her UFC 218 bout against Felice Herrig and helps me break down every fight on the UFC 217 main card.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_130.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Friend of the show James Lynch is now a full-time freelance MMA journalist and I couldn't be happier for him. One of the nicest guys in the business and a GREAT podcast guest.

Oh and Wonderboy was supposed to be on. We recorded. It was a fantastic interview. But it didn't record. Sorry guys. Wonderboy is doing great by the way... in case you were wondering.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_128.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

I took a trip down to Underdog MMA in Hartford to interview podcast favorite Matt Bessette and his head coach Russell Leak. We got into anything and everything both inside MMA and far outside the cage. Truly one of my favorite episodes of all time.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_127.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Ken Rodriguez has been in the podcasting game for a long time. Like... a REALLY long time. Starting back in 2008, he's gone through the ups and downs of this wild and crazy medium, ultimately arriving at MMA Dude Bro, his ironically named intellectual take on MMA podcasting.

Ken and I have crossed paths on social media for years now and it was great to finally have him on the show. If you like the MMA Mad Podcast, you'll like MMA Dude Bro and vice versa. 

Today, we talked podcasting, got into some MMA headlines/discussion of upcoming fights, and more.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_126.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Another week, another technical difficulty. After recording a fantastic interview with the streaking Anthony Smith, I discovered that one half of said recording was lost. In other words, you could basically only hear me talking to the wind for 45 minutes. Devastating to say the least. My apologies to Anthony Smith (who was a great guest!!) but we hope to have him on again.

Lucky for you guys, podcast favorite Bryan Lacey stepped in to save the day, joining me on the intro and the after show, totaling over an hour of unfiltered, unadulterated fun. Seriously guys, this was a really great appearance. 

As if that wasn't enough, we threw an interview with Scott Askham in the middle. Scott is one half of this weekend's ACB main event vs. bitter rival Luke Barnatt. Should be a great fight so don't miss it! 

I'm particularly proud of my topical outro song so please stick around to listen.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_125.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:33am EST

This was a fun return back to America. My dad and I took a little trip to Fighting Arts Academy in West Haven, CT to catch up with the newly un-retired Nick Newell and one of the most accomplished members of his fight team, Justin Sumter. Justin fights for CES in October and Nick is planning a 2018 return to action. Make sure you catch them both.

I had a lot of fun doing this episode. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Brought to you by Paul's Pizza in Vernon.

Direct download: Episode_124.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

I'm currently uploading this from an AirBnB in Valencia, about halfway through my Spanish expedition. We've tackled Madrid y Avila and Ibiza is awaiting our arrival. But if you think that's going to stop me from uploading a podcast this week, you are sadly mistaken.

First, a little Outside The Bubble w/Monica to discuss Mighty Mouse, Matt Hughes and more. Then, I'm joined by my friend Ben, and later Nico, Guillermo and Alyssa to discuss La Tomatina, Real Madrid vs. Valencia, and the differences between Spanish and American culture.

Really cool episode, check it out!!

Direct download: Episode_123.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:27am EST

We took the podcast setup on a little road trip to Providence. Well... part of the podcast setup anyway. Your faithful host forgot to bring the cables that connected the microphones to the recorder, so we were forced to record on my iPhone.

*Sorry for the lesser audio quality*

The conversation was great though!! Perfect PartyCast, bouncing from topic to topic with two of my best friends and top bantamweight prospect Dinis Paiva - better known as "Sweetbread" to fans. We talked a little McGregor Mayweather but the rest was all over the place in the best possible way.

Enjoy!! 

Direct download: Episode_122.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:02pm EST