MMA Dude Bro Podcast

Former 3-time UFC world title challenger, Chael Sonnen is now the newest talent acquisition for Bellator MMA. This episode we look back at our conversation with him from last March, just as he was readying for an exhibition grappling match with now UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.  

PLUS, Frank & Ken recap UFC Fight Night Hidalgo & Bellator 161. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

After 2 back to back FOTN performances, followed by 2 back to back 1st round finishes...Cortney 'Cast Iron' Casey is ready to put the rest of the UFC's stacked strawweight division on notice. During our conversation, Cortney talks with us about splitting up her training camps between Arizona & Maui, the injury that ended her soccer career, her friendship with reigning champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, & what fights make the most sense for her in the near future.
 
PLUS, Frank & Ken look back on UFC 203 as well as UFC FN Hamburg. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!
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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 116 (with guest TJ DeSantis)

TJ DeSantis is not only the play-by-play man for Invicta Fighting Championships, but the producer of many successful MMA podcasts you’ve no doubt heard of. Including: The Anik & Florian Show, Story Time with Uncle Creepy, It's Time with Bruce Buffer & The Morning Wood Show with Deez Nuts (among others). During our conversation TJ discusses his formative years working in FM radio, the circumstances which lead to him being hired by Invicta, working with WMMA legend Julie Kedzie & his obsession with the art of podcasting.

PLUS, Frank & Ken look back at UFC Fight Night Vancouver as well as Bellator 160. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_116_with_guest_TJ_DeSantis.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 115 with guest Ray Borg

At UFC 203, Ray ‘The Tazmexican Devil’ Borg faces his biggest name opponent yet in flyweight veteran Ian McCall. During our conversation, Ray shares with us: his view on how he matches up with ‘Uncle Creepy’, his recent change of fight camp to Jackson/Wink MMA, his love of archery, his opinion on the format for TUF 24 & his weakness...for sweetness.

PLUS, Frank & Ken look back at UFC 202, which included: the redemption of Conor McGregor…the violent explosions of Rumble Johnson & No Love Garbrandt…the renaissance of Cowboy Cerrone at 170 & the first UFC PPV of the Ari Gold era. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Atomweight fighter Jinh Yu Frey is on the cusp of a long awaited shot at the Invicta FC world title.  With wins over Cassie Robb, Liz McCarthy & former champion Herica Tiburcio...Jinh has all but secured her place at the top of the 105 lb.heap. During our conversation, Jinh shares with us her philosophies on proper nutrition, having a back-up plan outside of fighting, why PED use may not be as wide spread amongst female fighters & MORE.

PLUS, Frank & Ken recap UFC 201 & Invicta FC 18. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro.

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_114_with_guest_Jinh_Yu_Frey.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Atomweight fighter Jinh Yu Frey is on the cusp of a long awaited shot at the Invicta FC world title.  With wins over Cassie Robb, Liz McCarthy & former champion Herica Tiburcio...Jinh has all but secured her place at the top of the 105 lb.heap. During our conversation, Jinh shares with us her philosophies on proper nutrition, having a back-up plan outside of fighting, why PED use may not be as wide spread amongst female fighters & MORE.

PLUS, Frank & Ken recap UFC 201 & Invicta FC 18. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro.

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_114_with_guest_Jinh_Yu_Frey.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 113 with guest Nick Newell

Nick Newell overcame the perceived limitation of being born with a congenitally amputated left arm to become a successful MMA fighter & former XFC lightweight champion. Now, the producer of such martial arts classics as ‘Bloodsport’ & ‘Kickboxer’ is at the helm of creating a new upcoming motion picture entitled ’Notorious Nick’ - the true story of a rise of a champion. We caught up with Nick to briefly discuss his fighting career, his inspirational legacy & the daunting prospect of possibly having to play himself in his own movie.

PLUS, Frank & Ken go over the highpoints of UFC on FOX 20, as well as Bellator 159. Also randomly discussed: Alpaca meat, Mountain Dew Slushies, the merits of the name Rojelio, Buffalo Wild Wings & other things that may or may not be tough to care about…we'll let you be the judge. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Din Thomas is a pioneer of UFC's lighter weight classes & one of the most respected coaches at Florida's American Top Team. Din will be in the blue corner for UFC 201, coaching challenger Tyron Woodley in the main event vs. welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. During our conversation we touch on a variety of subjects including his burgeoning comedy career, the recent title win of protege Amanda Nunes, his strange, indirect connection to one of America's most significant recent tragedies & MORE. 

PLUS, Frank & Ken look back on Bellator 158: London and UFC Fight Night: Sioux Falls. They also discuss: the connection between Pokemon Go & Cyborg's injured skull, Brock testing HOT, chubby arms, cottage cheese, getting paid, Rattattas, Gengars & other creatures that are right there in front you, but not really...I guess. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

 

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Bellator MMA Featherweight, 'El Matador', Emmanuel Sanchez shares with us his story of growing up in the Mexican neighborhoods of Chicago & how much his current success is not only a result of, but a tribute to the people who cared for him & helped support his dreams.

PLUS: Frank & Ken discuss all the big results coming out of International Fight Week (& UFC 200) including the impressive wins by Amanda Nunes, Jose Aldo, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Eddie Alvarez & Brock Lesnar. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_111_with_guest_Emmanuel_Sanchez.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 110 (with guest Josh Gross)

Veteran MMA journalist Josh Gross tells us all about his new book, 'Ali vs. Inoki', which chronicles one of the most unsung (yet pivotal) events in MMA history. During our conversation, Josh touches on: the monumental undertaking that was writing his first book, the influence of individuals like Freddie Blassie, Rikidozan, Gene LeBell & 'Gorgeous' George Wagner to the overall story, the personal dilemma of trying to sell this book in the wake of Muhammed Ali's death, HIS take on the recent Ariel Helwani controversy & MUCH MORE.

PLUS: Frank & Ken discuss: Bellator DYNAMITE 2, the imminent return of GSP, Don Frye makes the UFC Hall of Fame & the untimely passing of former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_110_with_guest_Josh_Gross.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT