On this episode of the show, we were joined by fast-rising UFC welterweight Darren Till. Till, who comes from a muay thai background, is set to compete in his biggest fight to date against Donald Cerrone in Octonber in the main event of UFC Poland. Irish Olympic bronze medalist and now-professional boxer Michael Conlan. Conlan fights this Friday on the 22nd of September in his 4th profession boxing contest. We talk his upcoming fight, his transition from amatuer, the controversial GGG-Canelo fight, judging in boxing, Conor McGregor's performance, his future plans, and more. The guys were then joined by referee Daniel Movahedi for "Referee's Corner" where they discussed standing TKOs in MMA. Then the guys were joined by Chris Fields, an Irish MMA pioneer, who has recently signed with KSW and will compete on KSW's Dublin card.
On this episode of the show, we were joined by one of our favourite mixed martial arts journalists, and one of the very best writers in the game, MMAFighting.com & TheRinger.com's Chuck Mindenhall. Chuck helped us recap all-things UFC 215 - from the semi-controversial main event, to the fight the never happened in Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg, to Henry Cejudo realising his potential, and Gilbert Melendez's leg. We were then joined by MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman to preview this weekend's card, and we're not talking about the boxing. UFC Fight Night 116 goes down and is headlined by Luke Rockhold and Dave Branch. We previewed the full card. And to top it off, we took the show back to its roots by welcoming local ex-fighter and now-referee Decky Larkin to the show for the first time. We chat about his career fighting inside the cage to his career officiating the action inside it.
It what has to be considered our biggest appearance to date, legendary heavyweight boxer George Forman joins the show for an interview following the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Foreman, who has beaten many of the all-time great heavyweights, was a promenent figure in the boxing community who gave Conor McGregor a lot of credit for his performance against Floyd Mayweather. We talk about the fight with George; McGregor's boxing skills; the state of the heavyweight division in boxing; his charitable efforts helping out in his home state of Texas following Hurricane Harvey; and more. We also welcome back MMA analyst Brendan Dorman for a comprehensive preview and analysis of the main card for UFC 215 which takes place this coming Saturday. The event is headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg.
On this episode of the show, former WBC bantamweight champion Wayne "The Pocket Rocket" McCullough joined the lads to recap and analyse the Mayweather-McGregor mega-fight. McCullough, who praised McGregor post-fight in Las Vegas, elaborates on the praise, talks about what he did well, says that he beats Paulie Malignaggi if they fight, talks about the confusing judging, and more. Brendan Dorman also returned to the show to analyse the fight and speak about what's next for McGregor. Darren Russell of The Sportsman & MMA Latest & referee Daniel Movahedi appeared to discuss Jon Jones' recent drug test failure trouble + more.
It's #MayweatherVsMcGregor FIGHT DAY and one vital piece of the McGregor camp is cutman Tommy McCormack. Tommy joined us from Las Vegas for a chat on Monday where he praised the McGregor camp and McGregor himself for his preparation leading up to the mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather, calling all his spars 'fights'. He tells us how he got the job, a day after we spoke with him last, details McGregor's work ethic, tells us that McGregor has had 30-40 12 round fights in the gym leading up to Mayweather, and explains why he truly believes that McGregor will shock the world against Mayweather.
On this episode, the return of Obviously Fight Talk after a two week holiday, there was really only one topic we could talk about: Mayweather vs. McGregor. The mega-fight finally takes place this weekend and the lads welcomed three different guys with differing opinions and ideas on the fight onto the show to preview the fight. First the lads spoke with John Redmond, known in Irish MMA circles as Johnny Jitsu. Johnny spoke about McGregor's chances and gave huge credit to 'The Notorious' for what he has done so far. Blake Stephenson then joined to provide a differing opinion. Stephenson, while a fan of McGregor doesn't see much of a chance for the Irishman, and he explains why. MMA analyst and regular guest Brendan Dorman then helped the guys to technically preview the fight, giving his opinion of what McGregor (and Mayweather) must do to have success. Daniel Movahedi returned to give his expert opinion on the referee's role in the contest also.
On this episode of the Obviously Fight Talk podcast we were joined by MMA analyst Brendan Dorman to breadown all the action from UFC 214 & answer viewer/listener submitted question in the first edition of #AskOFT. We spoke about Jon Jones' successful return to the UFC and knocking out Daniel Cormier, along with his potential match-up with Brock Lesnar. We also discussed Tyron Woodley's much-maligned title defense against Damian Maia in the co-main event. We chat whether Lawler vs. Cerrone lived up to the hype and more. In #AskOFT, we asked you the listener to submit your questions to us or Brendan and we answered as many as we could.
On this episode of the Obviously Fight Talk podcast, the lads were joined by boxing coach and internet viral-sentation Eric Kelly. Kelly spoke about the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight and more. He gives his thoughts on the fight, how it impacts boxing, why boxing fans shouldn't be upset with the spectacle, his new gym, and insults both Rob and Noel all the way throughout - in good faith (they hope!). They were also joined by MMA analyst Brendan Dorman. Brendan first helped the lads recap and analyse Chris Weidman's victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 before helping the guys preview UFC 214.
On this episode of the podcast, the lads were joined by Irish olympic boxing silver medalist and former WBC bantamweight champion Wayne McCullough and combat sports commentator & mind-coach Vinny Shoreman to break down the Mayweather vs. McGregor; including the four-day World Tour, the magnitude of the fight, if McGregor has a chance, if Wayne would be training McGregor, the mental aspect of the fight, and much more. The lads also welcomed back MMA analyst Brendan Dorman to analyse the action from UFC Scotland last weekend before previewing and analysing this weekend's UFC on FOX main event between Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum.
On this episode of the show, the lads were joined by Higher Level Martial Arts head coach James Doolan ahead of UFC Glasgow where James has two fighters on the card in high profile match-ups. Stevie Ray fights Paul Felder on the last fight of his contract and EFC champion Danny Henry makes his UFC debut at the event. The guys were also joined by former BAMMA champion Rhys McKee who fought to a draw against Richie Smullen at BAMMA 30 in Dublin. They were also joined by BAMMA referee Daniel Movahedi to recap the card as a whole and discuss the controversial ending to the main event between Alan Philpott and Shay Walsh. Brendan Dorman returned to help breakdown and recap all the UFC action from UFC 213 and The Ultimate Fight 25 Finale.