The MMA Mad Podcast

I dug up the infamous Overeem interview form 2014 and re-mastered it... but I included the old, original audio as well. This is essentially a tech episode for all you podcast nerds out there.

Oh and Overeem fights this weekend on ESPN.

Direct download: Episode_183.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

This week, James Lynch joined me to break down all things MMA media. And we do a way too early prediction for UFC 245 as well as the upcoming ESPN card.

Direct download: Episode_182.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

This week, I had the pleasure of talking with Francis Ellis, formerly of Barstool Sports and currently the host of Oops, a podcast about bad decisions and the aftermath of such. 

You can check out his stand up special, "Bad Guy" on Barstool Gold right now. And you should.


Direct download: Episode_181.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

I'm all by my lonesome this week. I look back at Joanna vs. Waterson, preview UFC Boston and take a way too early look at UFC 244 set for November 2nd.

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Direct download: Episode_180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

This week, Keri-Anne Taylor Melendez joined us to discuss her big win at #Bellator229. She's still undefeated in MMA and looks better with every fight.

Then, Cortney Casey returned to help me break down this weekend's main event between Joanna Jedrzeczyk and Michelle Waterson.



Direct download: Episode_179.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Alfie Davis joined us before his upcoming fight at Bellator 235. Plus, Nick discusses UFC 243 and some recent fight announcements.

Direct download: Episode_178.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Podcast favorite Cortney Casey joined the show to talk about this weekend's Strawweight title fight between Weili Zhang and Jessica Andrade. Plus, her upcoming fight, change of camp and more.

A #CMGPodcast


Direct download: Episode_177.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

James Lynch joined me this week to reflect on his experience covering UFC 241. We also dove into the start of football and hockey season and, of course, MMA Media as a whole.

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Direct download: Episode_176.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

No intro, no after show... just a full-fledged conversation about podcasting, media, MMA and, of course, UFC 241. This was a good one.

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Direct download: Episode_175.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

Matteo Urella is one of my favorite people in the world. We talked for over an hour and it went in a bunch of different directions; all great.

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Direct download: Episode_174.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

My Fenway Fodder co-host, Raven Connell, joins me to preview UFC 240 and talk about some recent MMA storylines. 

Plus, Monica returns to the show for a brand new Outside The Bubble and offers her unique take on Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar.

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Direct download: Episode_173.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Smilin' Sam Alvey is one of the happiest and nicest people in all of MMA. He's also a proven knockout artist with 18 fights in the UFC and a whole slew of big names on his resume.

Sam fights this Saturday in San Antonio on ESPN.


Direct download: Episode_172.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

Liz Carmouche joins us for an update on her now-official title fight with Valentina Shevchenko. I also rant about how much I hate Dana White's Contender Series and recap UFC 239/look ahead to this weekend's Fight Night Sacramento.


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Direct download: Episode_171.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

I took a trip down to Fighting Arts Academy in West Haven to sit down with Justin Sumter ahead of his next fight. Justin is preparing for his return to Dana White's Contender Series, hoping to score a contract to the UFC.

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Direct download: Episode_170.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

We've got a double feature for you this week!

First, we were joined by Liz Carmouche - the first women to ever enter the Octagon and the first mixed martial artist to compete in New York City. She fights again on July 20th and could be one win away from a shot at the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.

Next, we were joined by Calvin Kattar just days after his huge win against Ricardo Lamas. Calvin is now ranked as a top ten featherweight in the UFC and the future is looking bright.


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Direct download: Episode_169.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

After nearly three years since her last appearance, UFC Bantamweight Raquel Pennington returns to the show. We dive into her recent struggles outside the cage and how they've translated to her recent skid. Rocky is fighting July 20th on ESPN.

Playing co-host this week, I'm joined by the newest member of, old friend of the show Damon Martin. 


Direct download: Episode_168.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

One of my co-hosts from the Fenway Fodder Podcast joined me to break down UFC 238. Raven Connell makes his MMA Mad debut and it was a fun one.


Direct download: Episode_167.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

Old friend of the show James Lynch joins us to discuss his new position with The Score and all the latest in greatest in the wild world of MMA media.

We even touched on some Stanley Cup Playoffs talk at the end.


Direct download: Episode_166.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

This week, we were joined again by old friend of the show and Mount Rushmore guest Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. We started off with a very candid conversation about his recent loss and his first time being knocked out, then continued to break down the Welterweight division and some upcoming matchups.

Finally, of course, we wrapped with some comic book talk, discussing Avengers: End Game, Spiderman: Far From Home and the new HBO Watchmen series.


Direct download: Episode_165.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

UFC 237 was pure madness and who better to join us than fellow UFC Strawweight and Mount Rushmore guest Cortney Casey. Truly one of our favorites here at MMA Mad and this week was no different.

She also happens to be teammates with Jared Cannonier, who knocked out the great Anderson Silva in the co-main event to a chorus of boos.


Direct download: Episode_164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Longtime friend of the show, Bryan Lacey, returns to discuss the new and improved One Punch Podcast, now under the BT Sport umbrella. We get into UFC 237, Game of Thrones, and everything in between.


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Direct download: Episode_163.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

This was a fun one! I traveled to FAA CT in West Haven to interview my old friend Nick Newell ahead of his fight at CES 56.

Doubled up with Dan Dubuque who is headlining that event as he fights for the CES Featherweight Championship. Dan cross-trains at FAA and it was great having him and Nick on at the same time.

Then I completed the Connecticut trifecta with's Chuck Mindenhall - the best longform writer in MMA.


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Direct download: Episode_162.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

My good friend Monica rejoined the show to help me break down the two amazing UFC 236 interim title fights and preview the upcoming UFC 237 title fight between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade.

Plus, some housekeeping and news about our collaboration with Clovercrest Media. #CMGPodcasts 


Direct download: Episode_161.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

The MMA Mad Podcast is back and better than ever! Backed by the good folks at Clovercrest Media, we're joined by featherweight Matt Bessette, one of the longest tenured guests on our show. 

Plus, Nick breaks down the two title fights from UFC 236 and gives his reaction to the TJ Dillashaw suspension.

Direct download: Episode_160_Final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

We're back! After an 8 month hiatus, the MMA Mad Podcast has returned under the umbrella of Clovercrest Media Group. The first official episode is coming next week so rate, review, subscribe!!

Happy to be back guys.


Direct download: Were_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT