MMA Dude Bro Podcast

BJJ Purple belt Ryan Ford is the host of arguably the most popular & influential online show related to the grappling arts, The Grappling Central podcast. Over the course of 2 years, his show has featured interviews with names such as  Dan Gable, Dean Lister, Ricardo Almeida, Eddie Bravo, Randy Couture & many more…

During our conversation, Ryan shares with us: the unique set of circumstances which lead to his rare interview with the elusive Master Rickson Gracie, how the daunting red tape involved with his Brazilian-born wife’s immigration actually led him to start his podcast, the importance of using his show as a platform to highlight the stories of ordinary people achieving incredible things through jujitsu, the emasculating episode that ultimately began his obsession with the sport & MORE…

PLUS, Dave & Ken revisit UFC Fight Night Long Island, as well as marvel at the embarrassment of riches that is the upcoming UFC 214 main card. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_141_with_guest_Ryan_Ford.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

Serena ‘The Southpaw Outlaw’ DeJesus is the current women’s bantamweight amateur champion of the Las Vegas promotion Tuf-N-Uff. She trains out of Syndicate MMA along side such names as Jamie Moyle, Jessica-Rose Clark & Roxanne Modaferri. During our conversation, Serena shares with us: how her mom gave her some nervous moments the day they both met Cyborg Justino, how she went from being an online fan to real-life BFF with teammate Roxanne Modaferri, her desire to be a role model for others living with the challenges that come with being autistic ….and more.

PLUS: Dave & Ken look back on Bellator 181, UFC Fight Night Glasgow, the MayMac Tour, SnoopCast & MORE. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_140_with_guest_Serena_DeJesus.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

MMA veteran & current Bellator middleweight, John Salter faces Kendall 'Da Spyda' Grove this weekend in Thackerville, OK as part of Bellator 181.
During our conversation, John shares with us: the myriad of injuries he overcame after his Bellator debut, what former Bellator champion he was scheduled to face twice only to have both fall through, his newfound success in the world of real estate, the irony of fighting an individual he's been a fan of since TUF season 3...and more.

PLUS: Ken welcomes Mike Sawyer back to the show. Mike was a former doorman at many of Vegas's infamous 'social lounges' & the former owner of Las Vegas Nutrition. He & UFC German commentator Oliver Copp previously hosted the popular Tough Talk MMA podcast. Mike helps us recap the TUF 25 finale & UFC 213 while revisiting personal memories/ stories of himself with Chuck Liddell, Phil Baroni, Roy Nelson & more. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_139_with_guests_John_Salter__Mike_Sawyer.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

This weekend in Las Vegas, TUF Nations winner & Pert Plus® spokesman, Elias Theodorou  takes on fellow TUF alum Brad Tavares as part of the Ultimate Fighter season 25 finale. During our conversation, Elias shares with us: how he’s been able to parlay his camera-ready looks into a wide array of entrepreneurial opportunities outside the cage, how he physically measures up against his upcoming opponent, how he’s managed to convince his parents that he (in fact) has a ‘real job’, how he handles the admiration he receives from female fans & fighters alike….and more.

PLUS: Dave & Ken talk UFC OKC, New Japan Pro Wrestling, TUF 25, the rebirth of Felice Herrig and generally travel down the rabbit hole of combat sports related potpourri. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_138_with_guest_Elias_Theodorou.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

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