MMA Dude Bro Podcast

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the main & co-main events from UFC 221.

Schwan & Ken also discuss the 'meritocracy versus fiscal reality' debate of both the upcoming Cyborg Justino title defense & CM Punk's 2nd UFC appearance.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

Veteran sports broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald is one of the latest additions to the expanding UFC commentary team. Debuting in the summer of 2017 on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Brendan has since called live play-by-play for UFC events in Fresno, CA, St. Louis, MO, & Belem, Brazil.
During our conversation, Brendan shares with us:
• How the return of an MMA legend provided him with one of his first big on-air tests & personal UFC highlight reel moments.
• How being a part of the high profile layoffs at ESPN turned out to be just what his career needed.
• What attributes make UFC lightweight Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder such a natural as an on-air color analyst.
• His understanding of how MMA fans are always leery of outsiders & why that’s part of what makes the sport great.

…AND more.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the main events from UFC 219 & Bellator 192.


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Bellator MMA featherweight Shane Kruchten aspired to a career in the US Marines Corp, as early as the age of 5. A Purple Heart recipient some 13 years later, Shane would ultimately face enough personal horror throughout his adulthood (both on & off the battlefield) for someone of ten lifetimes.

During our conversation, Shane shares with us:
• how he was initially shunned by the Marines after reaching out to them during the onset of his PTSD
• how a botched suicide attempt was the catalyst for him to finding his true purpose 
• how the discipline of jiujitsu has served to help keep the demons of his PTSD at bay
• why he feels he's exactly the right fighter to hand the highly touted Aaron Pico his 2nd professional loss

​...and MORE!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

A martial artist from the age of nine, Amsterdam’s Denise Kielholtz has successfully navigated a nearly 2-decade journey through the elite levels of judo, muay thai, kickboxing…and now MMA. Currently the Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight World Champion, Miss Dynamite is coming off the first of what she’s determined will be many impressive victories inside of the cage.

During our conversation, Denise shares with us:
• The reason why her recent MMA victory proved to be the most emotionally gratifying of her entire fighting career
• Why she feels judo provides children the with the best foundation to start out with in martial arts
• How she feels the need to battle against being labeled as just kickboxer with no ground skills attempting to transition to MMA
• Her entrepreneurial plans for once her professional combat days are complete

...and MORE!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:28am EST

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the results from UFC 219.

Topics discussed include:
• The difference between what UFC sells about Holly Holm's striking versus what happens in the cage
• What challenge Megan Anderson potentially poses for Cyborg
• Does Conor McGregor even really fit into the immediate plans for the top of the lightweight division right now
• Why it's so important to beat the linear champion & how winning an interim title is somewhat of a curse
• How Carla Esparza's win against hyped prospect Cynthia Cavillo may have been the easiest result to predict on this card


...and MORE!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

BJJ brown belt & co-host of Combat Docket Radio, Kurt Chase-Patrick joins Ken on this episode. Together, they recap the recent UFC on Fox 26 card & also discuss the upcoming UFC 219 main event of Holy Holm versus Cris 'Cyborg' Justino.

Specific topics include:

• Why Colby Covington deserves a spot in the welterweight championship sweepstakes
• Mike Perry - 'The Company Man'?
• Future match-ups for Santiago Ponnizibio
• Kurt’s personal experiences training with Glover Teixeira
• Whether Holly Holm becomes the female GOAT with a win over Cyborg 
...and MORE!

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On Friday, December 15, Titan Fighting Championship closes out 2017 with it’s return to the Xtreme Action Park, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for Titan FC 47. The card is headlined by a Featherweight championship match between Luis Gomez & Sodiq Yusuff.

This episode we speak with several competitors from the event’s undercard, including heavyweight Steve Mowry, strawweight Thais Souza Nega & lightweight Demarques ‘Scrap Iron’ Jackson.

Later in the show, we also speak with Titan Fighting Championship COO, Lex McMahon.


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Schwan Humes returns to recap UFC 218, the TUF 26 Finale & Bellator 189.

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Former Invicta FC standout Amber Leibrock is poised to make her debut on MMA's big stage, as she battles UFC vet Alexis Dufresne, at this weekend's Bellator 189.

During our conversation, Amber tells us all about: the experience of being mentored by established WMMA veterans like
Sarah D'alelio & Alexis Davis, how her coach at Combat Sports Academy, Kirian Fitzgibbons, has helped transform her both as a person & a fighter, the importance of using her own personal comeback story as a positive example for others...& MUCH more.

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