MMA Dude Bro Podcast

BJJ black belt (& instructor at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy) Clint Cronin grew up an avid fan of professional wrestling, comic books & computers. Little did he know back then how those interests would parlay themselves into an adult life that has taken him around the world, experiencing people & places that most would only see in a movie. During our conversation, Clint shares with us: how he feels combat sports (jiu jitsu in particular) represent the 'last honest jobs’, the reason HE feels AKA has become a scapegoat in the MMA media for alleged dangerous training practices, how achieving the rank of black belt served as merely a starting point rather than a destination in his jiu jitsu journey, how Los Angeles has gradually replaced the Bay Area as California’s MMA hub … and  much, much more.

PLUS, on this double-mega episode, Dave & Ken look back on UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh, UFC 215, GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez – and other miscellaneous happenings of the last few weeks. They also take a moment or two to remember the late great WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_144_with_guest_Clint_Cronin.mp3
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On June 24, St. Louis-area MMA veteran Zach ’The Altar Boy’ Freeman shocked the combat sports world by defeating highly touted prospect Aaron Pico in Madison Square Garden…on what was Pico’s pro MMA debut at the Bellator NYC PPV. During our conversation, Zach shares with us: how training at different gyms while on out-of-town business trips has been valuable to his bjj game, the exact strategic components that led to his victory over Aaron Pico, the satisfaction of gaining attention from media who wanted nothing to do with him before that fight, how his wife recently caught the competitive grappling bug...and much more.

PLUS, Dave & Ken look back on the Mayweather-McGregor fight & the Jon Jones steroid bust. They also: speculate on the upcoming interim title bout between Tony Ferguson & Kevin Lee, contemplate the on-coming collision of milquetoast rasslin’ titans John Cena & Roman Reigns and MORE. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_143_with_guest_Zach_Freeman.mp3
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