#85 - John Gooden, UFC Gdansk’s Sam Alvey, Cody Stamann

October 17, 2017

On this episode, we were joined by two men you'll see at UFC Gdansk this weekend. John Gooden and Smile'n Sam Alvey. We were also joined by Cody Stamann who recently beat Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216. Gooden, who will be on play-by-play duties at UFC Gdansk alongside colour commentator Dan Hardy, joined the show for the first time. We discussed UFC Gdansk, including the main event between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till; we looked back at his background in MMA broadcasting; chat about his idea of 'Soccer AM' style MMA programme; talked about his partnership with Dan Hardy; and more. Alvey, who accepted a short-notice fight against Ramazan Emeev at this weekend's UFC Gdansk event, talks about his decision to take the fight; his victory over Rashad Evans; his wife's role in his camp; weight cutting for the short notice fight; and more. Stamann, who is coming off the biggest win of his career over 'Fire Kid' Tom Duquesnoy, joined us for a chat about the fight itself, cleared up his 'beef' with Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier after their commentary, says who he'd like to fight next, and more.

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OFT 84 - UFC 216 Recap, BAMMA Champion Alex Lohore, Daniel Movahedi

October 9, 2017

On this episode of the show, the lads were joined by MMA analyst Brendan Dorman to recap UFC 216. We talk Tony Ferguson's win, answer the question of who's next? (Conor McGregor?), discuss Demetrious Johnson's historic title victory and unique armbar. BAMMA welterweight champion Alex Lohore also joined the show. Alex defends his title against SBG Ireland's Richard Kiely in Dublin at BAMMA 32. We went live on Facebook with Alex, and Richard popped up in the comments section which made things very interesting. We talk the fight itself, Kiely as an opponent, the criticism the fight has received by many, Ireland, and more. Daniel Movahedi also returned to the show for Referee's Corner where we discussed his recent choke stoppage. 

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OFT 83 - Luke Thomas, Tom Duquesnoy, UFC 216 Preview with James Lynch

October 3, 2017

On this episode of the show, we were joined by MMAFighting.com & host of The Luke Thomas Show on SIRIUSXM, Luke Thomas, to discuss all the big stories in MMA this week; from Conor McGregor, to UFC 216, to Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg, and Johny Hendricks moving to Jackson-Wink. We were also joined by Tom Duquesnoy ahead of his UFC 216 bfight against Cody Stamman this weekend. We speak about the fight, French MMA, his outside endevours, and much more. FloCombat's James Lynch also joined the guys to preview and predict the UFC 216 main card. 

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#82 - UFC 216’s Mark Godbeer, SBGi’s Frans Mlambo, KO! Media’s Jerry McCarthy

September 25, 2017

On this episode of the show, we welcomed three guests to the show in this interview-heavy episode. Mark 'Hand Of' Godbeer joined the show for an interview ahead of his UFC 216 showdown with Walt Harris. Godbeer, a native of Somerset England, talks about the fight itself, his previous performances in the UFC, learning to enjoy the fighting process, UFC 'jitters', the UFC's heavyweight division, wanting a fight with Todd Duffee, and more. 'The Black Mamba' Frans Mlambo also joined the show. Frans, who fights out of SBG Ireland, is one of the brightest young stars in Ireland. Currently fighting for BRAVE FC, Frans talks about making mistakes early in his pro career, wanting to stay relavent, the impact of social media and self-promotion on a fighter's career, the UFC, taking part in Conor McGregor's training camps, and more. KO! Media's founder and professional combat sports photographer joined the show to talk about transitioning from fashion photography to combat sports, not understanding the sport initially but finding himself loving it, and much more. 

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#81 - Michael Conlan, Darren Till & Chris Fields

September 18, 2017

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. 

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#80 - Chuck Mindenhall (MMAFighting.com) Recaps UFC 215, UFC FN 116 Preview, Dec Larkin

September 11, 2017

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.

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#79 - George Foreman Interview & UFC 215 Preview w/ Brendan Dorman

September 4, 2017

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. 

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#78 - Mayweather-McGregor Recap with Wayne McCullough + Guests

August 28, 2017

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.

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Conor McGregor’s Cutman Tommy McCormack Praised McGregor Camp, Talks Mayweather Fight

August 26, 2017

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.

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#77 - May-Mac Preview Special w/ Johnny Jitzu, Brendan Dorman, Blake Stephenson & Daniel Movahedi

August 21, 2017

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.

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