The MMA Mad Podcast

Only one show left before our celebratory 100th episode, but we're not taking any weeks off! We're coming in hot with three great interviews that you're sure to enjoy.

First, comedian, ACB commentator, and one half of the One Punch Podcast alongside Brad Pickett, Bryan Lacey returns to the show. We talk podcasting, some UFC 209 and plenty more. Good interview!

Then, Brendan Loughnane joins us to disucss his upcoming fight at ACB: Super Sonic in Manchester. One of the most slept on prospects outside the UFC, keep your eye on Loughnane. Great interview. Great fighter. This kid is a star.

Finally, Luke Barnatt makes his podcast debut before headlining ACB: Super Sonic. You may know him from his exciting fights inside the Octagon, his tremendous run on The Ultimate Fighter, or his recent four fight finish streak. Luke is a great analyst as well as a great fighter. Honored to have him on.

Again, episode 100 is coming next week! Mark your calendars! It's gonna be a good one...

Direct download: Episode_99.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

This week, we were joined by recurring guests Jimmie Rivera and Andre Soukhamthath. Plus, top prospect Jack McGann makes his podcast debut.

Since we last spoke, Jimmie Rivera has climbed to #5 on the UFC Bantamweight rankings, thanks to his impressive win over top contender Urijah Faber. Now he's looking for his next opponent, with a focus on earning his shot at that 135 pound title.

Andre Soukhamthath is preparing for another defense of his CES Bantamweight Championship, all while chasing his goal of a UFC call-up. One of our favorite guests, Andre never shies away from bold opinions. This was a good one.

Top prospect Jack McGann discusses growing up in the Wolfslair gym, fighting in Russia, and his ultimate plans for UFC glory.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_98.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:34pm EST

I traveled to LA for a special edition of Coast To Coast w/my friend Kevin.

Alright so maybe that's not why I traveled to LA... but we recorded a live podcast anyway. We got into everything from the Super Bowl to UFC 208 and everything in between. I recap my trip to LA featuring a trip to Disney Land, my first experience at the world famous Comedy Store, and much much more.

Plus, we've got a quick After Show for you guys as well. A little talk about McGregor vs. Mayweather and the return of GSP.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: Episode_97.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

This week, a conversation with Matt Bessette, a remastered/rereleased interview with Justin Wren, and a little Monica action on the introduction.

I sat down with Matt Bessette to discuss everything from the Super Bowl to UFC 208 and beyond. This was a fun one with one of my favorite people. GET MATT TO THE UFC!! But seriously... Do it...

Finally, I remastered my April 2016 interview with Justin Wren. I barely even talk in this one, but the content was so good that it had to be rereleased. Justin Wren's work with Fight for the Forgotten needs way more attention. Listen, research, and donate. This is a tremendously worthy cause.

Enjoy!!

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Direct download: Episode_96.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:54am EST

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.

Enjoy!!

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Direct download: Episode_95.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:25am EST

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. 

Enjoy!!

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Direct download: Episode_94.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

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.

Enjoy!!

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Direct download: Episode_93.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:20am EST

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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Direct download: Episode_92.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

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!!

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Direct download: Episode_91.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

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.

Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:20pm EST