The MMA Mad Podcast (sports)








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(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

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(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.

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(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

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(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:

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(1:19) Bleacher Report's Mike Chiappetta joins the show to reflect on his writing career and to break down some of the bigger story lines in the world of MMA.

(39:51) Lou Giordano talks working with Jon Jones, his newest client Andrei Arlovski, and how he feels McGregor can more efficiently manage his weight.

(49:30) Nick and Ty discuss:

- UFC 197
- Bellator 153
- Matt Bessette's Fighting Future
- Conor McGregor's UFC 200 Status


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(1:04) We were joined by the head coach of American Kickboxing Academy, Mr. Javier Mendez, who discussed everything from Khabib Nurmagomedov's return to the fighting futures of Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, and Cain Velasquez.

(16:45) Then, both fighters in the main event of Titan FC 38, Steve Carl and Belal Muhammad, joined us to preview their upcoming welterweight championship bout on April 30th. Fun stuff from both of these guys.

(35:12) We spoke with Adam Townsend, who is set to headline Valor Fights 32: Fighting for Autism on April 29th, and dove into his work with famed nuturition coach, Lou Giordano.

(45:42) Finally, we caught up with Tim Caron, an undefeated middleweight prospect who will be making his Bellator debut this Friday at Bellator 153.

(54:09) Plus, Nick & Ty discuss:

  • Conor McGregor's retirement tweet
  • The possible return of GSP
  • UFC on FOX 19 recap
  • UFC 197 Preview/Predictions
  • Breakdown of Bellator 153

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

On a very special episode of the podcast, we were first joined by 9x UFC Welterweight Champion and member of the UFC Hall of Fame, Matt Hughes. We then sat down with Justin Wren who shared with us his riveting tales of sickness and starvation among the Mbuti Pygmies of the Congo. Matt Bessette and Jeff Haddad called in to discuss the grand opening of their new gym, Ascension Athletics, as well as the history of their friendship and fighting futures. Wrapping up the interview portion of the show, we were joined by one half of the main event at CES MMA 35, Massachusetts own Pedro Gonzalez.

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Rob Font joins us to discuss his UFC 198 bout with John Lineker and reflects on the experience of fighting in his hometown of Boston. Heavyweight Walt Harris then looks ahead to his fight with Cody East at UFC 197.

Next, Cameron Else elaborates on his beef with Ed Arthur and breaks down why he's going to get his hand raised at BAMMA 25. Finally, we were joined by a pair of fighters set to compete at CES MMA 35 in Boston, as Tyler King prepares for his highly anticipated trilogy match with Eric Bedard and Andres Jeudi headlines the card opposite Pedro Gonzalez.

Finally, Nick & Ty weigh in on:

- The cancellation of Tony Ferguson & Khabib Nurmagomedov.
- The Daniel Cormier injury and Jon Jones vs. Ovince St. Preux.
- TUF 24 w/a UFC Flyweight Championship bout on the line.
- Yoel Romero's suspension reduction and ensuing fallout.
- UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos main event and co-main event predictions.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!!

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Manny Gamburyan joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with John Dodson, followed by Drew Dober, who is set to take on Islam Makhachev. Both fights are expected to take place at UFC on FOX 19, on April 16th.

BAMMA Bantamweight Champion Shay Walsh joined the program ahead of his BAMMA 25 title defense against the former featherweight champion Tom Duquesnoy.

Pat Sullivan returned to discuss the main card of this Friday's CES MMA 34 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and we were then joined by Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell who is set to compete on that card.

Finally, Nick & Ty weigh in on:

  • The recent Jon Jones arrest and what it means for the Light Heavyweight title picture.
  • The debut of Cris Cyborg and what chance Leslie Smith may or may not have.
  • The legalization of MMA in New York and potential main events that could headline the first card at MSG.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

This week, we were joined by UFC Strawweight standout Randa Markos, UFC Light Heavyweight contender Pat Cummins, BAMMA Lonsdale Champion Alan Philpott, and CES MMA Featherweight Calvin Kattar.

Plus, Nick & Ty discuss a handful of the fights announced this weekend and look back at UFC Brisbane.

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