Thu, 19 January 2017
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.
Wed, 11 January 2017
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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Wed, 4 January 2017
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!!
Wed, 28 December 2016
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.
Wed, 21 December 2016
Well it's official, Christmas is upon us!! And who better to spend it with than Nick Rizner & The Martins.
First, David St. Martin returns to the show to talk UFC 207 and Star Wars Rouge One. Forever operating at the most entertaining level of grumpiness, DSM is one of the best guests we have on this show. This week was no exception.
Next, Tony Martin catches up with us ahead of his January 15th fight at UFC Phoenix. We also recap UFC Sacramento and talk about the potential risks of promoting popular yet inexperienced fighters.
Finally, a little After Show Dallas Cowboys talk and a special holiday message from Outside The Bubble's Monica.
Thu, 15 December 2016
Welcomed a couple of good friends to help me break down UFC Sacramento and UFC 207. Good times with good people.
First, Nick Newell joins the show to talk about the biggest story lines in MMA. We get into Urijah Faber's retirement, the making of his biopic, "Notorious Nick," and much much more.
Then, Monica returns for everyone's favorite segment, Outside The Bubble. This was definitely the best OTB yet, topping 40 minutes of hilarious, blissful ignorance when it comes to the world of MMA. Monica gives her predictions for Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson & Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall.
I also get into a little West World talk with the girl who made me late to watch every episode. Plus, I've got a couple awesome movie recommendations for you. Enjoy!!
Wed, 7 December 2016
This week, we welcome a couple of our favorite guests back to the show and reveal our plans for the final few episodes of the year.
Louis Smolka returns to the show to give his take on an array of upcoming fights and MMA headlines. We briefly touched on his upcoming fight with Ray Borg, but were careful not to spoil any game plans.
We called upon our Canadian Correspondent to give us his hometown take on the upcoming UFC 206 in Toronto. Residing just down the street from the stadium, James Lynch helps us break down everything you need to know about 206 and beyond. Fun conversation with an old friend.
In this week's After Show, we get into UFC Albany, some TV Talk, and (of course) the now 11-1 Dallas Cowboys.
Thu, 1 December 2016
First up, Cortney Casey recounts her controversial night in Brazil, addressing the illegal kick she received from Claudia Gadelha and the ensuing fallout on social media.
Sean O'Connell looks ahead to his next fight against Corey Anderson and discusses his weigh-in hyjinx/why it won't be happening at UFC Albany.
Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez reflects on her successful MMA debut and looks forward to what lies ahead.
In the After Show, I recap all things MMA and do a little Cowboys and TV Talk. Thanks for listening and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.
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Wed, 23 November 2016
We've got a slew of bantamweights for you on this special Thanksgiving episode of the podcast.
First, Raquel Pennington joins us after her recent victory over former champion Miesha Tate. Fresh off the biggest win of her career, Rocky is focused and ready for whatever comes next. A title shot can't be far off.
Next, we're joined by the first Welshman to ever compete inside the Octagon. Brett Johns picked up a dominant win in his UFC debut last weekend and officially put Wales on the map. He's wide eyed and excited for his next appearance.
Then, back by popular demand, Monica returns for another edition of Outside The Bubble. This time, she gives her take on Mighty Mouse and his upcoming title fight. Another fun one from Moni.
Finally, Rob Font returns to discuss his next fight and reflect on his first loss inside the Octagon. Sound quality was a little off but don't let that stop you from listening to a solid interview.
Plus, Nick discusses the biggest storylines in MMA, dives into a little TV talk, a movie recommendation, and of course a Dallas Cowboys recap.
Wed, 16 November 2016
Great guests, fun interviews, the debut of a new segment. This is one of those episodes I've dreamed about. I hope you have as much fun listening as I did making it.
First, one half of the UFC 205 Fight of the Night, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson discusses his majority draw with the welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. Dana White stated both publicly and in private that Wonderboy would be getting that instant rematch and we have to take the man at his word. Understandably somber but still in good spirits, I greatly appreciate the time!
Next, Ian McCall returns to the podcast to discuss his upcoming fight with Neil Seery. Unsurprisingly, we get sidetracked by UFC 205 and the developing politics of Donald Trump's America. Fun interview, I think you'll enjoy it!
Plus, the inaugural edition of coast-to-coast, featuring my MMA-loving friend who moved to California. From opposite sides of the country, Kevin and I recap UFC 205, tell the strange tale of accidentally meeting Conor McGregor and more.
Finally, in the After Show, I hit all the important MMA topics that we missed and discuss West World (which was already spoiled for me), UConn's bad start and the Dallas Cowboys climbing to #1 in the power rankings.
Thanks for listening!!