The MMA Mad Podcast

(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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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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