MMA Dude Bro Podcast

A wrestler from the age of 7, UFC welterweight Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington went on to become a NCAA Division I All-American & a two-time Pac-10 conference champion. During our conversation, Colby discusses with us: why he feels he should be the one to welcome former 155 lb. champ Rafael Dos Anjos to welterweight, what fighters on the UFC roster he feels have been ducking him, why he felt the need to set Joe Rogan straight after his win at UFC 202, his friendship with teammate Jorge Masvidal, his experience with both PRP & Ozone injection therapies for his injured knee, giving names like Robbie Lawler & Tyron Woodley all they can handle in sparring & more.

PLUS,  Frank and Ken recap Invicta FC 22, as well as look back on UFC Fight Night London and the main events from WSOF 35. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_132_with_guest_Colby_Covington.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

This episode, Frank and Ken break down the main card of UFC Fight Night Fortaleza (Gastelum vs. Vitor). The winners, the losers, the inappropriate twerkers, ALL of it.

ALSO: One of the big winners from that card, flyweight Ray Borg, opens up to us about: his view on how he matches up with the rest of the division, his unique grappling style, the importance of being a positive role model, his love of archery and his weakness...for sweetness — as we look back on our conversation with him from August 2016.

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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_131_with_guest_Ray_Borg.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

This episode, Frank and Ken try to make sense of the disappointing Woodley - Thompson main event from UFC 209, and the demise of the more anticipated co-main between El Cucuy and Khabib. They also recap the rest of PPV, as well as the main card of Bellator 174. 

ALSO: One of the big winners from Bellator 174, heavyweight Justin Wren opens up to us about: being bullied as a child, his drug addiction as an upstart pro fighter, reconciling his connection to faith and his personal redemption in opening his heart to the people of the Mbuti Pygmy tribe, as we look back on our phenomenal conversation with him from November 2015.

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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_130_with_guest_Justin_Wren.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Bellator MMA lightweight, Adam 'The Bomb' Piccolotti was originally scheduled to face Brent Primus on the main card of Bellator 172, until a late occurring injury forced him out of the event. Fortunately, we were able to catch up with Adam before this injury and during our conversation we touched on a variety of subjects including: the reality involving reports of dangerous training practices at American Kickboxing Academy, the musicality of martial arts, the one man he would absolutely never fight, the grueling education of grappling with teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and his staunch advocacy for rights of rescue dogs.

PLUS: Frank and Ken look back on UFC Fight Night Halifax, as well as Bellator 172. They'll also try to find out what Dracula, Tom Arnold and Fred Flintstone could possibly have in common. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_129_with_guest_Adam_Piccolotti.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

YouTube entrepreneur & professional striking coach, Shane Fazen is recognizable to many MMA fans as the guy who nervously tries to get between Bellator fighters Josh Thompson & Bobby Lashley as they prepare to battle over the same plate of nachos in the ubiquitous commercial for Dave & Busters. Turns out, there’s many layers to this modern-day self-made success story. During our conservation, Shane opens up about: his background growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia, the surreal experience surrounding his first professional muay thai fight in Thailand, the practical application for a product called ‘Gorilla Snot’, the art of pea cocking  and much, much more.

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back at Bellator 170. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_128_with_guest_Shane_Fazen.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Since his installation as Bellator MMA's play-by-play commentator, accomplished mainstream sportscaster Sean Grande has endured a full immersion into the enthralling and often quirky universe of professional mixed martial arts. During our conversation, Sean spoke candidly with us on a number of topics including: the backlash he received from MMA fans regarding his replacing of Sean Wheelock, the irrefutable connection between MMA & pro wrestling, the UFC broadcast habit that he feels 'can't sound any dumber' & MUCH MORE…

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back at UFC Fight Night Phoenix & Invicta FC 21. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_127_with_guest_Sean_Grande.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

Bellator MMA featherweight ‘Insane’ Georgi Karakhanyan faces fellow contender Emmanuel Sanchez on January 21 at Bellator 170. During our conversation, Georgi talks about: his decision to stay at 145 despite previous plans of going up to lightweight, the bizarre situations he was exposed to growing up in Russia, his love of juicing (not the kind you think), his awkward relationship with former opponent Bubba Jenkins, how he overcame the darkest period of his career & MORE…

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back at UFC 206, Bellator 168 & UFC Albany. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_126_with_guest_Georgi_Karakhanyan.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

WBC Super Bantamweight & International Female Featherweight Champion, Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy makes her MMA debut on January 14 as part of Invicta FC 21, when she faces Brieta Carpenter. During our conversation, Heather discusses her experience working with Louis CK on his FX TV show, the weight that she voluntarily carries for the sport of women’s boxing, the sobering transition of training for a full MMA camp & the special relationship in her life that makes it all possible.

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back on the TUF 24 Finale, Bellator 166 & 167, as well as some of the wacky MMA-related events of the week. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_125_with_guest_Heather_Hardy.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Bellator MMA bantamweight contender ‘Baby’ Joe Taimanglo is set to compete in an anticipated rematch of one of 2016’s biggest upsets, when he again faces Darrion Caldwell on December 3 in Thackerville, OK. During our conversation, Baby Joe reveals some of the post-fight controversy surrounding the title implications of the first match-up, the changes he made for the rematch due to having a longer camp, the upside of being perceived as an perennial underdog & the expectations of potentially being the first athlete from Guam to be an MMA world champion.

​PLUS: Frank & Ken look back on the 2 title fights from Invicta FC 20, the main card of Bellator 165, as well as highlights from UFC Belfast & UFC Sao Paulo. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_124_with_guest_Joe_Taimanglo.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

MMA official Robert Hinds has presided over events for major promotions like Invicta FC, Bellator MMA, UFC & more, as both a judge & referee. During our conversation, Rob gives his take on how he scored the UFC 205 co-main between Tyron Woodley & Steven Thompson, the new rules taking effect in 2017 regarding eye pokes & grounded opponents, the pro & cons of scoring rounds as 10-8, the push for new rules regarding 12 to 6 elbows & the possible use of instant replay in the near future.

​PLUS: Frank & Ken discuss all the fallout from UFC 205, as well as Douglas Lima regaining his welterweight world title at Bellator 164. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_123_with_guest_Robert_Hinds.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT