Thu, 2 February 2017
So this was a long one. But it was also pretty light on the MMA, so the variety should hold your interest.
Danish & O'Neill talk MMA headlines, the launch of their brand new podcast "The Pork Report," and a whole bunch of other stuff. Always a good conversation. Always funny. You'll enjoy this one.
Monica returns for a brand new edition of Outside The Bubble. This time, we get into the Wonderboy Woodley rematch set for UFC 209. We also talk about the Bachelor, Barstool Sports, and a little bit of football.
Kevin calls in (w/a little cameo from his brother) to break down and preview the big game. He's a Falcons fan. Monica is a Pats fan. The idea was to have them on at the same time but the timing didn't work out. Instead, this turned into a psuedo Coast To Coast, the full version of which will be coming your way in a couple weeks.
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!!
Wed, 28 December 2016
It's the final episode of the year and we're going out with a bang. The highly anticipated Coast To Coast and Outside The Bubble crossover has arrived.
Nick is joined by Kevin Quinn and Monica Plucker for a fun conversation about all things MMA and beyond. They get everything from NFL Playoffs and The Bachelor to the upcoming title fights at UFC 207.
Plus, they take some questions from fans and friends of the show, including a special surprise call-in question from one the biggest fighters of 2016.
Wed, 21 December 2016
Well it's official, Christmas is upon us!! And who better to spend it with than Nick Rizner & The Martins.
First, David St. Martin returns to the show to talk UFC 207 and Star Wars Rouge One. Forever operating at the most entertaining level of grumpiness, DSM is one of the best guests we have on this show. This week was no exception.
Next, Tony Martin catches up with us ahead of his January 15th fight at UFC Phoenix. We also recap UFC Sacramento and talk about the potential risks of promoting popular yet inexperienced fighters.
Finally, a little After Show Dallas Cowboys talk and a special holiday message from Outside The Bubble's Monica.
Thu, 15 December 2016
Welcomed a couple of good friends to help me break down UFC Sacramento and UFC 207. Good times with good people.
First, Nick Newell joins the show to talk about the biggest story lines in MMA. We get into Urijah Faber's retirement, the making of his biopic, "Notorious Nick," and much much more.
Then, Monica returns for everyone's favorite segment, Outside The Bubble. This was definitely the best OTB yet, topping 40 minutes of hilarious, blissful ignorance when it comes to the world of MMA. Monica gives her predictions for Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson & Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall.
I also get into a little West World talk with the girl who made me late to watch every episode. Plus, I've got a couple awesome movie recommendations for you. Enjoy!!
Wed, 7 December 2016
This week, we welcome a couple of our favorite guests back to the show and reveal our plans for the final few episodes of the year.
Louis Smolka returns to the show to give his take on an array of upcoming fights and MMA headlines. We briefly touched on his upcoming fight with Ray Borg, but were careful not to spoil any game plans.
We called upon our Canadian Correspondent to give us his hometown take on the upcoming UFC 206 in Toronto. Residing just down the street from the stadium, James Lynch helps us break down everything you need to know about 206 and beyond. Fun conversation with an old friend.
In this week's After Show, we get into UFC Albany, some TV Talk, and (of course) the now 11-1 Dallas Cowboys.
Thu, 1 December 2016
First up, Cortney Casey recounts her controversial night in Brazil, addressing the illegal kick she received from Claudia Gadelha and the ensuing fallout on social media.
Sean O'Connell looks ahead to his next fight against Corey Anderson and discusses his weigh-in hyjinx/why it won't be happening at UFC Albany.
Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez reflects on her successful MMA debut and looks forward to what lies ahead.
In the After Show, I recap all things MMA and do a little Cowboys and TV Talk. Thanks for listening and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.
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