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This week, we spoke with Javier Mendez - head coach of #UFC200's Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez - to dicuss everything from the Jon Jones pull-out and the last-minute Anderson Silva switch-up to the boos from the Vegas crowd and DC's mindset throughout the week. We also discuss the latest on Luke Rockhold and Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as the fallout from the $4 billion sale of the UFC.

Direct download: Episode_66.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

This week's episode gives you the most entertaining and comprehensive International Fight Week breakdown on the internet. Look no further. Sit down and enjoy!

(1:40) Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill return to the podcast to give their thoughts and opinions on UFC 200. We get into Bruce Buffer, Brock Lesnar, and everything in between in this hilarious preview of MMA's biggest event. Make sure you check out the hilarious Danish and O'Neill podcast every Monday and follow them on twitter @DanishAndOneill

(1:06:53) In this week's After Show, Ty Reynolds and Jon Paterson give their take on UFC 200, diving into every fight on the card. They also provide commentary on the Thursday and Friday's cards and the corresponding title fights in this absolutely loaded Fight Week.

Direct download: Episode_65.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:36am EDT

(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 EDT

(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 EDT

(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 EDT

(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 EDT

(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 EDT

(3:40) Matteo Urella sits down for our first ever long-form interview. We get into everything from maintaining a positive mindset to the benefits of finding your creative niche.

(1:09:00) Rick Story joins the show to talk about his return to action against Tarec Saffiedine this weekend and the redundancies of media obligations.

(1:22:20) CES Lightweight contender Ryan Sanders catches up with us ahead of his June 10th title fight against Luis Felix at CES MMA 36.

(1:33:37) Ty Reynolds flies solo to break down UFC Fight Night 88 and go over some of the headlines and fight announcements from this past week.

Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

(1:29) Josh Samman joined us to talk The Housekeeper: Love, Death, and Prizefighting, as well as his upcoming fight against Tim Boetsch.

(16:46) Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez joined us to talk kickboxing vs. MMA, when she'll fight next, and her ability to find balance in her hectic lifestyle.

(27:30) Tony Martin reflects on his big win at UFC on FOX 18 and looks forward to his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 20.

(41:51) Belal Muhammad returns to the podcast to discuss his title fight against Steve Carl and his future as the Titan FC Weltweight Champion.

(52:51) CES Lightweight Champion Luis Felix talks about Dorian Murray and his upcoming title defense against Ryan Sanders at CES 36.

(1:08:06) Nick & Ty discuss:

- Jordan Parsons Developments
- The Fertittas selling the UFC
- UFC Rotterdam Recap
- UFC 198 Preview

Direct download: MMA_Mad_Episode_58.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

(2:00) We were joined by comedians, podcasters and die hard MMA fans, Danish & O'Neill. We dove into their early days at The Comedy Store, some UFC headlines and more. Here's a link to that 'farticle' we discussed.

(24:54)  Tamdan McCrory walks us through his five year hiatus from MMA, his checkered history with Bellator, and his upcoming bout at UFC Ottawa.

(49:26) Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger returns to the show, this time with a full training camp, as she prepares for her UFC Ottawa bout against Randa Markos. Here's a link to #TeamAnthony's fight against cancer.

(1:02:25) Adam Milstead discusses the story behind his signing a four-fight deal with the UFC and the mindset before making his UFC debut on May 29th. Here's a link to Adam's locker room speech.

(1:16:59) Nick & Ty discuss:

Direct download: MMA_Mad_Episode_57.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:03am EDT