The MMA Mad Podcast

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

We're coming back strong after a little break and you won't be disappointed in the results.

First, I take a trip down to Jimmie Rivera's gym in NYC to discuss everything from UFC Long Island to a possible title shot in the near-future. It was a really cool space, you guys should check it out!

Then, my friend Matteo Urella returns for a conversation about all things MMA and podcasting. He's been one of my biggest creative influences for years and the first guest to ever tackle the long-form conversational style on this show. For those unfamiliar, you will love him. Everyone else already knows what's up.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_121.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:38am EST

This was not a good episode... It was a GREAT episode. Two of our favorite and most frequent guests join me for truly amazing conversations. And I don't say that lightly.

First, Cortney Casey joined me to talk about the whole Texas Athletic Commision fiasco. We also got deep into the importance of exciting fights and the effects of a concussion, recap the events of UFC 214, and much more. With a hot dog and slice of pizza in tow, Cortney delivered an awesome podcast appearance from the parking lot of a Costco.

Then, my absolute favorite interview with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. His podcast appearances are well into the double digits now and none come close to the depth of this one. Nearly an hour of exploring the mentality of a truly elite mixed martial artist. Seriously guys, this one is a MUST LISTEN.

Finally, shout out to Kevin (Coast To Coast) for giving me three hours of his time, only to have the recording malfunction after the fact. It was a great appearance. Next one will be better.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_120.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:44am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST