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The always inspirational Justin Wren returned to the podcast to talk Fight for the Forgotten and the new Dig Deeper campaign. For the month of July, if you donate $75 dollars, you will receive a limited edition Dig Deeper t-shirt, though any and all donations are welcome. Head over to water4.org/digdeeper for more details.

Then, I had the rare opportunity to meet up with Jimmie Rivera in the lobby of his hotel and interview him on the morning of his fight with Thomas Almeida. Extremely grateful for the time and a big congratulations to Jimmie on his impressive victory.

R.I.P. to Chester Bennington. Hybrid Theory was the first CD I ever owned and serves as a milestone on my journey as a music fan. This one really hit me on a personal level.

Enjoy the show!!

Direct download: Episode_119.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT

This week, Andre Soukhamthath talks twitter beef with Charlamagne Tha God, catching bad headlines, and his upcoming fight with Alejandro Perez in Mexico City.

Then, 2-0 prospect Fabian Edwards makes his podcast debut to discuss his fighting future. Finally, old friend of the show Andreas Georgiou returns to share his experience at the London stop of the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour. Plus a whole bunch more.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_118.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

Steve Rizner - my dad - joins in on this week's intro to preview Matt Bessette's debut for Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series, followed by a brief recap by yours truly in the After Show.

Then, James Lynch calls into the show to discuss the most recent drama between Ariel Helwani and the UFC and recap his experience at international fight week in Vegas. Always a great conversation when James is on.

Enjoy the show!!

Direct download: Episode_117.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:41am EDT

Great episode this week!! Matt Bessette came by the studio just one week prior to his fight for Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series. We got into Mayweather vs. McGregor, the power of obsession, and much more. Kevin (Coast To Coast) and Monica (Outside The Bubble) were also in-studio, helping to round out our first ever PartyCast.

Need more of these. I know you'll enjoy. 

Direct download: Episode_116.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:50am EDT

Jeff Haddad joins me in studio to talk podcasting, Matt Bessette, and much much more. One of my favorite podcasts I've ever done, I know you'll enjoy this one. Give it a listen!!

Direct download: Episode_115.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

Two great conversations with a pair of podcast favorites.

First, Bryan Lacey drops by to discuss his brand new boxing/MMA crossover show with fellow comedian Christian O'Connell, called "Ultimate Couch Fans". Bryan's always a ton of fun to talk to and lots of laughs were had along the way.

Then, Tony Martin joins us ahead of his June 24th fight against rival Johnny Case. These two are not the biggest fan of one another, and that could mean fireworks on Saturday night. We also split off into some discussion about fighter pay the possibility of a fighter's union.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_114.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Well it looks like Matt Bessette is finally getting his opportunity to compete in front of Dana White. Long overdue and a bit confusing, I break down the full situation in the intro.

Then, we take another trip into the magical world of DSM land. David Saint Martin is and always will be a Mount Rushmore podcast guests and this week's stories live up to the hype. He's got stories about fighting mobbed up Russians in coffee shops to getting busted by the police for stealing your own car.

Oh and we dove into McGregor vs. Mayweather and the drama between Mighty Mouse and the UFC, as well. 

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_113.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Special Saturday edition for you guys, but it was definitely worth the wait!! OTB, TV Talk, and an exclusive interview with Jack Shore.

Nate sits in on an Outside The Bubble w/Monica. We get into Gus's proposal and a a subway hoola hoop dance off. Then, Monica gives her super official prediction for Aldo vs. Holloway.

Jack Shore comes by the show to discuss his fighting future and a number of other story lines from the UFC and more. Solid interview, we'll happily have him back in the future.

Finally, Nate joins me for some TV Talk on the eve of The Leftovers series finale. We bounce around, as always, but it was a fun conversation all around.

Enjoy!! 

Direct download: Episode_112.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

Welcome back to another episode of your favorite MMA podcast. RATE, REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE!! This week, we have the return of Wonderboy and the debut of Lewis Long.

Wonderboy is impatiently recovering from knee surgery while examining the welterweight division from a outside perspective. We got into a bunch of different topics and caught up on all the interesting goings-on from around the UFC.

Lewis "The Foot" Long is - as you can probably tell from the nickname - an amusing individual. He's also a streaking welterweight and natural finisher who is looking to transfer from Cage Warriors to the UFC. We welcomed him to the show for the first time to discuss that and more.

In this week's after show, I lay out my theory for the end of The Leftovers (only two episodes left!!). Don't worry, I give plenty of warning before I start into it, so there's really no chance of accidental spoilers.

Enjoy!!

** Apologies for the poor sound quality throughout this episode. I need to figure out what's up with my recorder lately. Nothing too bad, it's all audible.

Direct download: Episode_111.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

Solid episode with some of our favorite recurring guests. Big things on the horizon for all.

Cortney Casey picked up a big win at UFC 211 and was nice enough to return to the show just days after the victory. We dove into her relationship with MMA media and got her take on Joanna's most recent defense. Is this her first appearance since UFC 211?! I don't know, I didn't check. But she's a podcast favorite and this was another solid appearance.

Jimmie Rivera just lined up his next big fight. Following his decisive win over Urijah Faber (and nineteen other fighters before him), Rivera has drawn fellow top-prospect Thomas Almeida for a July 22nd date in Long Island, NY. Better yet, it's on "Big FOX" and that means more exposure for one of the best bantamweights on the planet.

My friend Nate returned to the show to discuss some of the latest TV talk. The focus is The Leftovers, but we touch on Fargo, Seinfeld and much, much more.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_110.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:43am EDT