MMA Dude Bro Podcast (sports)
On March 24th, veteran women's flyweight, DeAnna Bennett returns to her old stomping grounds of Salt Lake City, Utah for Invicta FC 28. There she'll face divisional prospect Karina Rodriguez of Guadalajara, Mexico's Team Lobo MMA.

During our conversation, DeAnna shares with us:
 • Her take on the controversy between Sijara Eubanks & Lauren Murphy, prior to her quarterfinal fight on TUF 26
• How one of her early fights, against a future TUF winner, inadvertently earned her her first nickname 
• The odd, yet pivotal, moment in her career where she decided that fighting is what she was truly meant to do
• Her proclivity for breaking up the monotony of the TUF house by providing impromptu 'lap dances'

...and MORE!

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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_160_with_guest_DeAnna_Bennett.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

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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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_159_UFC_221_Recap_with_Schwan_Humes.mp3
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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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_158_with_guest_Brendan_Fitzgerald.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

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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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_156_with_guest_Shane_Kruchten.mp3
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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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_155_with_guest_Denise_Kielholtz.mp3
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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Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_154_UFC_219_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Ken & new co-host Dave Lee recap Bellator 180/Bellator NYC. In doing so, they meander into a wide range of topics including (but not limited to): Cody Rhodes' winning the Ring of Honor world title, why TUF 25 may be one of the best seasons in recent memory, whether the new Netflix series 'Glow' is any good, surviving the Rochester stop of the Dancing with the Stars road tour, the greatness of Mauro Ranallo & MORE. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

The UFC's John Gooden, along with former world title challenger Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy, is a part of one of the most talented & ridiculously underrated broadcast teams in MMA...serving as both hosts to many of the company's international fight cards, as well as programs like ‘Inside The Octagon’. During our conversation, John shares with us: why he's put aside concerns about everyone liking him, why the sport of MMA has yet to be fully embraced by the mainstream UK, how his conversion to veganism shook up his personal life, how his years of training in various combat sports has influenced his broadcasting work & more...

PLUS: Ken & new co-host Dave Lee recap UFC 211. They talk Stipe, Joanna-Violence, ‘Knee-Gate’, Maia...ALL of it! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_136_with_guest_John_Gooden.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Coming off an impressive victory in one of the most spectacular fights in WMMA this year, St. Louis police officer Ashley ‘Smashley’ Cummins has put the atomweight division of Invicta FC officially on notice. During our conversation, Ashley discusses: the competitive hardships she faced en route to finding a new home at 105 pounds, the difference between what the media chooses to cover about police work & what actually happens day to day, how the community of Ferguson has gradually changed for the better since the days of the highly publicized riots, the injury that almost ended her fighting career, her memories of a fallen co-worker…& more.

PLUS: Ken & Mike Simpson, M.D. (from the History Channel series 'Hunting Hitler' & the Sheepdog Response podcast ) talk about UFC Nashville, North Korea, fighters at risk for CTE injuries, Trump, Mike's friendship with Tim Kennedy...& more

ALSO (If that's not enough): Eric Hultgren (from the Way of the Warrior  & Incredible Hultpodcasts) stops by to help Ken break down UFC on Fox from Kansas City.

​Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_135_with_guest_Ashley_Cummins.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Lead MMA writer for Bleacher Report.com & co-host of the Co-Main Event podcast, Chad Dundas released his debut novel, the historical fiction piece, ‘Champion of the World’ to rave critical reviews in 2016. During our conversation, Chad discusses: how his hometown of Missoula serves as the arts & cultural haven of Western Montana, how growing up as a pro wrestling fan influenced his eventual interest in MMA, how some of the real-life athletes from MMA informed the development of his book’s main characters, the continuing efforts to establish an official MMA Writers Association & more…

PLUS, Ken welcomes Mike Sawyer from Tough Talk MMA & Wrestling Observer.com. Mike shares with us his own unique (front-row media credentialed) perspective on UFC 210 from Buffalo. They also discuss the controversy surrounding Mauro Ranallo's current status with WWE & the upcoming Bellator debut of Mike's old friend Wanderlei Silva. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_134_with_guests_Chad_Dundas__Mike_Sawyer.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

Rochester, NY native & former Titan FC featherweight champion, Desmond ‘The Predator’ Green makes his long-awaited octagon debut at this weekend’s UFC 210 in Buffalo. During our conversation, Desmond discusses: splitting his training time between Henri Hooft’s Combat Club & the Blackzillians, how he picks his walkout music, his choice for favorite post-fight guilty pleasure food, the importance of tape review & more.

PLUS,  Frank and Ken recap Bellator 175 and do an old-fashioned news potpourri. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_133_with_guest_Desmond_Green.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Comedian Jayson Thibault is the co-host of the #1 sports-comedy podcast, Punch Drunk Sports, alongside fellow comics (and MMA fanatics) Sam Tripoli & Ari Shaffir. He’s also a researcher at DirectTV’s NFL RedZone channel. During our conversation, Jayson shares his thoughts on: being raised by lesbian parents in conservative Indiana, being a part of comedy’s premier dojo (LA’s Comedy Store), his concerns about the new UFC ownership, Michael Bisping’s calculated title run, his budding bromance with newcomer Mickey Gall & much more!

PLUS: Frank & Ken discuss Nick Diaz’s recent appearance in Rochester (as well as Frank’s attempt at getting him to do the show). They also look back on Phil Davis’ big title win at Bellator 163, Tony Ferguson’s win over RDA at UFC Mexico, share their main card picks for UFC 205 and much more. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_122_with_guest_Jayson_Thibault.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Lightweight sensation Kevin ‘Motown Phenom’ Lee has a pivotal bout coming up, on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, against Dagestani standout Magomed Mustafaev. Kevin has also earned a reputation as one of the most entertaining & outspoken UFC fighters to follow on social media. During our conversation, he’s at no loss for words when asked his opinion on fighters ranging from Al Iaquinta, Will Brooks, Conor McGregor, CM Punk & Amanda Nunes.

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back at Bellator 162, give credit where it's due to UFC's new owners, try to make sense of the upcoming Gegard Mousasi - Uriah Hall rematch, ​examine GSP's recent legal bluff and bid farewell/good riddance to former NAC commissioner Pat Lundvall. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_121_with_guest_Kevin_Lee.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

Kalyn ‘.50 Kal’ Holliday is coming off a tremendous pro MMA debut, at Invicta FC 19, when she defeated highly touted world-class kick boxer Tiffany Van Soest. During our conversation, Kalyn shares with us how her background as a Marine helped shape her work ethic as a fighter. She also discusses her relationship with current Invicta strawweight champ Angela Hill & how with the help of her coach/husband Chris, she was able to transform herself into the person she truly wanted to be.

PLUS: Frank & Ken look back at UFC 204, give Michael Bisping his due credit, bask in the majesty that is 'Heel Mousasi', mull over the state of the middleweight division and remember the career of the late Josh Samman. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_120_with_guest_Kal_Holliday.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

'Roast Battling’ has quickly become the comedy world’s equivalent to Ultimate Fighting. One of the master craftsman at this art is Earl Skakel, a regular at the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Earl finished 3rd in Comedy Central’s recent Roast Battle world championship tournament, that took place during Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. During our conversation, Earl discusses: the origins of roast battling, the similarities between it’s verbal violence & MMA, what UFC fighter he feels he patterns his roasting style after, his take on both the upcoming UFC 204 & 205 cards & the special bond he developed with one of pro wrestling’s biggest legends.

PLUS, Frank & Ken catch up on UFC Brasilia, Invicta FC 19 & RIZIN FF 2. They also discuss the plight of Cyborg, the UFC 205 press conference, the magnificent insanity of Charles ‘Crazy Horse’ Bennett & MORE! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_119_with_guest_Earl_Skakel.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

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!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_118_with_guest_Chael_Sonnen.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:05am EST

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!
Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_117_with_guest_Cortney_Casey.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

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 EST

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!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_115_with_guest_Ray_Borg.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Invicta FC flyweight slugger Christine 'Knuckles' Stanley shares her feelings about the recent tragedy in Orlando, her transition to Alliance MMA, training with current flyweight champ Barb Honchak, her friendship with teammate (& new strawweight champ) Angela Hill & MORE.

 

PLUS: Frank & Ken look at Fedor vs. Fabio from EFN 50, Ivanov vs. Copeland from WSOF 31, Dantas vs. Galvao from Bellator 156 & the main card from UFC Ottawa Fight Night. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_109_with_guest_Christine_Knuckles_Stanley.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Former Bellator MMA matchmaker & industry insider Sam Caplan joins us to discuss working for Bjorn Rebney, free agency, the Zach Light wrongful dismissal lawsuit, the possible adoption of the Ali Act into MMA & MORE.

PLUS: Frank & Ken revisit Titan FC 39, discuss the merit of a possible Bisping vs Hendo rematch, attempt to make heads or tails of Brock Lesnar's idea of a 'practical joke' AND give a very 'unique' look back on the legacy of the late Kimbo Slice. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_108_with_guest_Sam_Caplan.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Legacy FC flyweight champion Matt 'Danger' Schnell talks to us about his time on the MTV series 'Caged', how that time prepped him for his pro career, working with American Top Team, the influence of coaches like Din Thomas & Mike Brown, what coach/team he'd prefer if he made it on to TUF season 24 & lots more. PLUS, Frank & Ken revisit the UFC 199 performances of Mike Bisping, Dom Cruz & Dan Henderson. They'll also touch on Brock Lesnar's return, 'Helwani-Gate' & the passing of Muhammad Ali. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_107_with_guest_Matt_Danger_Schnell.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:41am EST

We caught up with former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen a few days before his grappling match with current UFC middleweight Michael Bisping (at the event, 'URFight'). The 'American Gangster' touched on a number of topics including: his time on Celebrity Apprentice, the stock value of a post-loss Conor McGregor, how bad Bisping truly hurt him in their MMA fight, the importance of calling out your next opponent, the Hulk Hogan/Gawker trial, what REALLY influenced his talking style, how he wishes he would've went even further in his pre-fight antics with Anderson Silva, sparring with Dan Henderson, his use of (& the definition of ) P.E.D.s & much, much more! PLUS, Frank & Ken recap the main card of UFC Brisbane & discuss the merits of a second McGregor/Diaz fight. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_106_with_guest_Chael_Sonnen.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

'Lucky' Lauren Murphy is coming off her first, long overdue, official UFC victory. During our conversation, the former Invicta FC champ talks about the importance of the camp, family, mentor, nickname & late-notice dance partner that made it all possible. We also welcome back MMA commentator extraordinaire Sean Wheelock to discuss the work of his peers ( Jim Ross, Mauro Ranallo, Michael Schiavello), the legendary Danny Hodge, his overflow of new gigs, why Art Davie should be in the UFC Hall of Fame, Big John McCarthy's 'beef' with Bjorn Rebney, the big Roy Jones Jr. (UR Fight) event he'll be calling soon & much much more! PLUS, Frank & Ken recap Nate Diaz & Miesha Tate's upsets at UFC 196, Darrion Caldwell's domination of Joe Warren at Bellator 151 & MORE. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_105_with_guests_Lauren_Murphy__Sean_Wheelock.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

Stephie 'Crooklyn' Haynes from Bloody Elbow shares her thoughts with us on a number of topics including: Dada 5000's near death, UFC's failed CM Punk experiment, Bellator passing on the Funkmaster, the demise of War Machine & Mayhem Miller, Joe Rogan's alleged racial comments & much more. PLUS, Frank returns to talk about his experience as a debuting amateur cagefighter. Frank & Ken also recap the good, bad & ridiculous from Bellator 149 & UFC Pittsburgh. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

P.S. - Stephie is also launching her own line of organic skincare, haircare & beardcare products. For more about Haynes House Apothecary, go to www.facebook.com/hayneshouseapothecary.

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_104_with_guest_Stephie_Crooklyn_Haynes.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

Invicta FC strawweight Angela 'Overkill' Hill talks about her impressive debut with the company, her life after UFC, being inspired by her teammate Dominic Cruz, her feelings on Paige Van Zant & the rest of the strawweight division & more.  ALSO, Ken briefly recollects Frank's recent MMA debut before welcoming special guest co-host, Emma Challands. Emma is a contributing writer for Combat Press & Fight News Australia. She is also the co-host of the MMA Side Dish podcast. Together, Emma & Ken revisit last month's Invicta FC 15, as well as discuss all things WMMA related. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_103_with_guest_Angela_Hill.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

UFC middleweight 'The Barn Cat' Tamdan McCrory talks to us about the circumstances that led him from being a target for bullying to a pro MMA fighter. We also discuss his time in Bellator, his reaction to being a 'cult anti-hero', the origin of his nickname & more. PLUS, as Frank enters the final preparations for his MMA debut, Ken is joined by special guest Sean Sheehan from Ireland's Severe MMA podcast.  Sean helps us breakdown UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz & also gives some early analysis on the upcoming McGregor/Dos Anjos main event for UFC 197. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_102_with_guest_Tamdan_McCrory.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:11am EST

MMA referee/judge Rob Hinds joins us to give his take on the controversy surrounding Lawler vs. Condit. He also shares his insight on the 2 biggest challenges the sport is facing right now, weight cutting & the scoring system. Rob explains why this may be the most important next few years in MMA history. Plus, Frank & Ken recap UFC 195 as well as notable moments from the RIZIN FF New Year's cards. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_101_with_guest_Rob_Hinds.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:33am EST

Women's MMA pioneer Lisa Ellis talks to us about her upcoming return to atomweight (at Invicta FC 15) & also tells us what really happened to her, behind the scenes, during her stint on TUF 20. Lisa pulls no punches, on a number of topics, during this VERY candid conversation. Plus, Frank & Ken recap the main card from UFC on FOX Orlando. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_100_with_guest_Lisa_Ellis.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Backyard brawler Dada 5000 (who will face Kimbo Slice in the co-main event of Bellator 149) talks to us about exactly what went wrong in his relationship with Kimbo Slice, the future of his backyard fight promotion, what went on behind the scenes during the making of the movie 'Dawg Fight', his mission to change the community he grew up in for the better & MORE. Also, Mike Barry returns to talk about coming to grips with Jose Aldo's KO loss. Plus, Frank & Ken recap the big moments from the UFC 194 triple-header weekend. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_99_with_guest_Dada_5000.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

RFA strawweight champion & new UFC signee, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger talks about growing up a gay identical twin, her win over Zoila Frausto & the effect cancer has had on members of her family.  PLUS, Frank talks a little about his upcoming MMA fight and his motivations for training. Frank & Ken also preview UFC 194. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_98_with_guest_Jocelyn_Jones-Lybarger.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 97 (with guests 'Wonderboy' Stephen Thompson and Louis Giordano)

UFC welterweight Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson talks to us about flips, karate, Sage & more. Then, weight management specialist Louis Giordano shares his theories on the MMA upset of the year. PLUS, Frank & Ken discuss Holly Holm, UFC 193, the Ronda backlash, the MEMES, etc. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 


MMA analyst extraordinaire Patrick Wyman (from Bleacher Report.com & the Heavy Hands podcast) breaks down several of this year's remaining blockbuster fights. PLUS, Frank & Ken discuss Bellator MMA Vengeance, UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo & preview UFC 193. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_96_with_guest_Patrick_Wyman.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:33am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 95 (with guest Justin Wren)

Bellator MMA heavyweight Justin Wren opens up 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. PLUS, Frank & Ken discuss Bellator 144 & UFC Fight Night Dublin, in Frank's debut as new co-host. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_95_with_guest_Justin_Wren.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 94 ( with guests Ashlee Evans-Smith, Efrain Escudero, Brian Ebersole & Enson Inoue)

Live from the MMA Classic Fan Expo, with guests Ashlee Evans-Smith, Efrain Escudero, Brian Ebersole & Enson Inoue. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_94_MMA_Classic_Fan_Expo_Day_2.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 93 (with guests  Joe Riggs, Don Frye, Sean Wheelock & Burt Watson)

Live from the MMA Classic Fan Expo, with guests Sean Wheelock, Burt Watson, Joe Riggs & Don Frye. Cameo appearance by Dan Severn. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_93_MMA_Classic_Fan_Expo_Day_1.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 92 (with guest Tara LaRosa)

Women's MMA legend Tara LaRosa gives one of the most revealing interviews of her storied career. PLUS, Mike & Ken review Bellator Dynamite 1, as well as touch on the big news from WSOF 23  & Titan FC 34. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_92_with_guest_Tara_LaRosa.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 91 (with guest Gary Goodridge)

Mike & Ken discuss Nick Diaz & kinda-sorta recap Invicta FC 14. PLUS, an interview with Pride/K-1/UFC legend Gary Goodridge. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_91_with_guest_Gary_Goodridge.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 90 (with guest Heather Jo Clark)

UFC strawweight Heather Jo Clark opens up about her challenging recovery from ACL surgery, her emotionally traumatic stint on The Ultimate Fighter & growing up on the receiving end of bullying. PLUS, Mike & Ken recap UFC 191, ponder the sublime nuttiness of Conor McGregor & discuss some exciting future plans for the show. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_90_with_guest_Heather_Jo_Clark.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:55am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 89 (with guest Din Thomas)

Former UFC welterweight & current American Top Team coach Din Thomas gives us a PHENOMENAL conversation on a myriad of topics. PLUS, Mike & Ken recap Ronda's KO victory at UFC 190, the Palhares controversy at WSOF 22, the Diaz Brothers taking on Khabib in the stands, HBO Real Sports report on domestic violence in MMA, Remembering Roddy Piper & MORE. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_89_with_guest_Din_Thomas.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 88 (with guest Amber 'the Bully' Brown)

An interview with Invicta FC atomweight contender, Amber 'The Bully' Brown. PLUS, Mike & Ken recap UFC on FOX 16 & discuss the woes of being Hulk Hogan. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_88_with_guest_Amber_Brown.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 87 (with guest Amber Leibrock)

Invicta FC featherweight, Amber Leibrock reveals the long winding road that lead to her pro debut victory over Marina Shafir. PLUS, Mike and Ken cover Bellator 140, Titan FC 34 and UFC Fight Nights for San Diego and Glasgow. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_87_with_guest_Amber_Leibrock.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 86 (with guest Bobby Razak)

A PHENOMENAL conversation with combat sport filmmaker Bobby Razak about the incredible subjects he's profiled in his work. PLUS, Mike and Ken talk UFC 189, try to make sense of McGregor/Aldo/Edgar triangle and touch briefly on the TUF 21 Finale. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_86_with_guest_Bobby_Razak.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 85 (with guest Tonya Evinger)

A WILD interview with Invicta FC Bantamweight title challenger, Tonya 'Triple Threat' Evinger. Mike and Ken also talk about Joe Schilling and Lyoto Machida getting KTFO, Yoel Romero's Jesus rant, Jose Aldo's rib injury and more. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_85_with_guest_Tonya_Evinger.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:59am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 84 (with guest Jessica Aguilar)

Mike and Ken wrap up Bellator 138, give their thoughts on 'KimboGate' and Joanna Champion's drubbing of Jessica Penne. PLUS, a quick interview with UFC strawweight Jessica 'JAG' Aguilar. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_84_with_guest_Jessica_Aguilar.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 83 (with guest Billy Corben)

Mike and Ken wrap up UFC 188, UFC Fight Night NOLA and preview Kimbo vs. Shamrock. They also have a pretty fascinating conservation with the director of the documentary 'Dawg Fight', Billy Corben. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_83_with_guest_Billy_Corben.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

A FUN interview with UFC Light Heavyweight 'The Real OC' Sean O' Connell! Also, Mike & Ken wrap up UFC 187, Bellator 137 & UFC Fight Night Manila. PLUS, a comparison of the documentaries 'Knuckle' and 'Dawg Fight'. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_82_with_guest_Sean_O_Connell.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:35am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 81 (with guest Sharon Jacobson)

Mike & Ken talk about UFC 187, UFC Manila & UFC Fight Night Adelaide. PLUS, a fun conversation with Invicta FC strawweight Sharon Jacobson! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_81_with_guest_Sharon_Jacobson.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

An interview with Invicta FC bantamweight, Raquel Pa'aluhi. PLUS, Mike & Ken talk about Mayweather/Pacquiao, Jon Jones being stripped of the UFC LHW title & the greatness that was the 1970's sit-com 'All in the Family'. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_80_with_guest_Raquel_Paaluhi.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Mike & Ken look back at UFC 186 & the latest Jon Jones incident. They also talk with UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy about her controversial decision loss at the UFC Fairfax card. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_79_with_guest_Lauren_Murphy.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:26am EST

Mike & Ken interview Bellator MMA bantamweight LC Davis. They also look back at UFC Fight Night Fairfax. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_78_with_guest_LC_Davis.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Mike & Ken give their take on Bellator 135, WSOF 19, Wrestlemania 31, Lesnar resigning with WWE & the Aldo/McGregor World Tour. PLUS, an interview with cage/ring announcer extraordinaire Joe Martinez! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_77_with_guest_Joe_Martinez.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:05am EST

Mike & Ken wade through the 2 big upsets from UFC 185. PLUS, an interview with UFC Middleweight & perennial fan favorite 'Smile N' Sam Alvey! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_76_with_guest_Sam_Alvey.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:14am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 75 (with guests Christine Stanley & Kristin Usry)

Ken & special guest co-host Kristin Usry (of Women's MMA Roundup) take stock of the current WMMA scene in the wake of UFC 184 & Invicta FC 11. PLUS,  an interview with Invicta FC Flyweight Christine 'Knuckles' Stanley. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_75_with_guests_Christine_Stanley__Kristin_Usry.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:09am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 74 (with guest Aljamain Sterling)

This episode, an interview with UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling. Also, Mike & Ken talk UFC 184 & Bellator 134. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_74_with_guest_Aljamain_Sterling.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 73 (with guest Jon Anik)

Mike & Ken freestyle summarize UFC Fight Night 60, Bellator 133 & WSOF 18. They also interview UFC play-by-play man, Jon Anik. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_73_with_guest_Jon_Anik.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

This episode, a FUN conversation with UFC Women's Strawweight, Angela 'Overkill' Hill. Also, Mike and Ken give their (PRE-drug bust) thoughts on UFC 183. PLUS, a review of Luke Rockhold's appearance on Millionaire Matchmaker! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_72_with_guest_Angela_Overkill_Hill.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:20am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 71 (with guest Brandon Thatch)

Mike and Ken have a fun conversation with UFC welterweight, Brandon 'Ruckus' Thatch. PLUS, they give their thoughts on UFC on FOX 14. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_71_with_guest_Brandon_Thatch.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 70 (with guest King Mo)

Mike and Ken speculate the outcome of the eventual McCregor/Aldo title fight. PLUS, a conversation with Bellator MMA star Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal! Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_70_with_guest_King_Mo.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:30am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 69 (with guest Rob Hinds)

Mike and Ken talk Jon Jones, coke, eyepokes & more. PLUS, a fantastic conservation with one of the best referees in MMA, Mr. Robert Hinds. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_69_with_guest_Rob_Hinds.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 68 (with guests Josh Gross & John Diedrich)

Mike and Ken recap UFC on FOX 13 and the TUF 20 Finale. We're also proud to present 2 fantastic conversations with MMA journalist Josh Gross and investigative reporter John Diedrich (from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_68_with_guests_Josh_Gross__John_Diedrich.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:58am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 67 (with guest Neil '2 Tap' Seery)

Mike and Ken recap UFC 181. They also interview UFC Flyweight Neil '2 Tap' Seery. PLUS, much discussion and head scratching on the UFC's odd signing of former pro wrestler CM Punk. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_67_with_guest_Neil_2_Tap_Seery.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 66 (with guest Amanda 'The Lady Killer' Bell)

Mike and Ken recap UFC Fight Night Austin and TUF 20 episode 9 (the latter unintentionally). Also, Ken interviews Invicta FC Featherweight Amanda 'The Lady Killer' Bell. PLUS, a preview of UFC 181. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro! 

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_66_with_guest_Amanda_The_Lady_Killer_Bell.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 65 (with guest Andrea 'KGB' Lee)

Mike & Ken recap their experience watching UFC 180 & Bellator 131 simultaneously. Also, Ken interviews Invicta FC Flyweight Andrea 'KGB' Lee. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_65_with_guest_Andrea_KGB_Lee.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:11am EST

Mike & Ken interview TUF 19 middleweight winner Eddie 'Truck' Gordon & Ashley Luthor from MMA Mayhem Radio. They also discuss UFC fight Nights for Sydney & Uberlandia. PLUS, a preview of UFC 180 & Bellator 131. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_64_with_guests_Eddie_Gordon__Ashley_Luthor.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:09am EST

Mike and Ken interview UFC heavyweight Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei, as well as UFC welterweight Dheigo Lima. They also recap of UFC 179 and Bellator 130. PLUS, Mike continues to contemplate his feelings on TUF 20 & Felice Herrig. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_63_with_guests_Soa_Palelei_and_Dhiego_Lima.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:10am EST

Mike and Ken interview UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak. They also speak with Sherdog's Jordan Breen. PLUS, a recap of UFC 178. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_62_with_guests_Anthony_Birchak_and_Jordan_Breen.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:19am EST

Mike and Ken interview Invicta FC bantamweight Tonya Evinger. They also speak with JayT Warsh of Punishment Athletics. PLUS, a recap of UFC Fight Night Japan and Mike discovers who Felice Herrig is. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_61_with_guests_Tonya_Evinger_and_JayT_Warsh.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:53am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 60 (Invicta FC 8 Special with guest Kristin Usry)

Ken and special guest Kristin Usry, from Women's MMA Roundup, talk in depth about Invicta FC 8. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_60_Invicta_FC_8_Special_with_guest_Kristin_Usry.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:43am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 59 (with guests Chris Lytle & Rob Hinds)

Mike and Ken interview UFC vet Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle as well as MMA referee Rob Hinds. They also recap Bellator 123 & UFC Fight Night 50. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_59_with_guests_Chris_Lytle__Rob_Hinds.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Mike and Ken have an AMAZING conversation with former UFC welterweight Frank Trigg. They also recap UFC Fight Nights Macau & Tulsa. PLUS, UFC 177 predictions. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_57_with_guest_Frank_Trigg.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:58am EST

Mike and Ken interview UFC Women's Bantamweight Shayna 'Queen of Spades' Baszler. They also recap UFC Fight Night - Bader vs. OSP. Plus, some commentary on the respective Jon Jones & War Machine debacles. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_56_with_guest_Shayna_Baszler.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:01am EST

Mike and Ken interview WSOF Bantamweight Cody Bollinger. They also recap UFC Fight Night Lawler vs. Brown and Bellator 122. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_55_with_guest_Cody_Bollinger.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 53 (with guest Jimmy Smith)

Mike and Ken recap UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale and WSOF 11. They also interview Bellator MMA color analyst Jimmy Smith. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

Direct download: MMA_Dude_Bro_-_Episode_53_with_guest_Jimmy_Smith.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 52 (with guests Jessica Aguilar and Jonathan Snowden)

Mike and Ken recap UFC Fight Nights 43 and 44. They also interview WSOF Women's Strawweight Champion, Jessica Aguilar and Lead MMA writer for Bleacher Report.com, Jonathan Snowden. PLUS, a preview of UFC 175 and new Tinder adventures from Mike. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 51 (with guests Ian McCall and JayT Warsh)

Mike and Ken recap UFC 174. They also interview UFC Flyweight, 'Uncle Creepy' Ian McCall and the Director of Social Media for Tito Ortiz, Mr. JayT Warsh. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:13am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 50 (with guest Tony Ferguson)

Mike and Ken recap the UFC Fight Night Albuquerque. They also interview UFC Lightweight Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson. PLUS...Should we automatically assume Michael Bay will 'ruin'  the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? And what's the real story involving Brendan Schaub's pre-UFC 174 workout regimen? Tackling the BIG issues. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:57am EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 49 (with guest Ken Shamrock)

Mike and Ken recap the UFC Fight Night Berlin and the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. They also interview MMA Legend and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock. Plus, Mike reviews the new Godzilla movie. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:26am EST

Mike and Ken recap the UFC 173 and Bellator 120 PPVs. They also interview UFC Bantamweight 'Bruce Leeroy' Alex Caceres. Alex gives a fascinating description of his experience using the hallucinogen, DMT. Later, they talk about their experience at Dave and Busters! Plus, Mike explains to Ken what Tinder is. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

MMA Dude Bro - Episode 47 (with guests Tommy Toe Hold & Sean Wheelock)

Mike and Ken recap UFC Fight Night 40 and Bellator 119. They also interview Bellator MMA play-by-play voice, Sean Wheelock and You Tube sensation Tommy Toe Hold. Hashtag, MMADudeBro!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:28am EST