On this episode of the show, the lads went deep on the UFC 211 card this weekend with Darren Russell of the ODDSBible & MMA Latest. They predicted and previewed all the fights on the main card and looked at their other the radar picks. That's not all, the lads also interviewed David Khalsa who faces former guest and Irish-favourite Cian Cowley at BAMMA 29 this Friday night in Birmingham in both their pro-debuts. They also interviewed Irish fighter Adam Caffrey who fights out of Rush Fight Academy. The lads also run through all the latest headlines in mixed martial arts as always.
On this episode of the show, the lads welcomed in three guests: Bellator MMA prospect AJ McKee over the magic of Skype and Loinheart Muay Thai fighters in-studio Craig Coakley and Aaron Browne. McKee, who is one of the brightest young stars of Bellator MMA, has had a heated rivalry with Ireland's-own James Gallagher since Gallagher first signed with the promotion. We speak about that rivalry, his incredible knockout at Bellator 178, fighting on a Bellator card with his father, and more. Coakley, who is considered one of the best, if not the best, pound-for-pound Thai boxers in the country joined the lads for the second time to speak about what has changed since last year when he appeared on the show, his huge upcoming bout against Stephen Meleady in Dublin at Capital One, his new life as a father, and more. Browne, another top fighter in Irish Muay Thai made a surprise appearance on the show, only a few weeks from his last. We speak about his upcoming fight at the same show and more.
#64 - Linton “The Swarm” Vassell Interview, UFC Nashville Recap, ‘Just Getting On’ with Johnny Jitsu
On this episode of the show, the lads interviewed Linton "The Swarm" Vassell ahead of his title-eliminator fight against Liam McGeary at Bellator 179 in London. Linton talks about the fight coming up against a 'friend' in McGeary; speaks about wanting to fight Fedor; talks about the split of the Blackzillians camp; Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's retirement; UK MMA's growth, and more. The lads also recap UFC Nashville which was headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov and had a contender for 'knockout of the year'. They also look ahead at upcoming fights in the UFC with the Reddir Thread of the Week, and call on MMA referee Daniel Movahedi to analyse the extremely late stoppage in the Maiquel Falcao vs. Vladimir Mineev fight at EFN.
On this episode of the Obviously Fight Talk MMA Podcast, Noel and Rob interview Scotland's Stevie Ray who fights Joe Louzon at UFC Nashville this weekend. Speaking of UFC Fight Night: Nashville, the lads preview and predict the main card which is topped off by Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov. The lads also recap all the action from UFC Fight Night 24 where Demetrious Johnson made history, and speak to John "Johnny Jitzu" Redmond in the weekly segment 'Just Getting On' to try figure out why the Flyweight Champ Johnson is not capturing the casual fan's imagination. Referee extraordinaire Daniel Movahedi returns to break down some of the questionable officiating moments from the weekend.
It's Good Friday and we want to make it a GREAT Friday! We interviewed Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr. You may know him from his appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience, but he's the first Aussie to fight in Thailand's famous Lumpinee Stadium, has collected titles all over the world - becoming a x10 time Muay Thai Champion, CMT Champion, and Australian Middleweight Boxing Champion. He most recently won by headkick KO at Bellator Kickboxing. Over the 40 minute discussion, we talk his background, future, MMA, Rogan, his daughter following in his footsteps, and more. We also ask YOUR submitted questions.
On this episode, we welcomed to the show former UFC welterweight turned coach "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marcus Davis. Davis, who has always represented his Irish heritage, speaks about his rivalry with Dan Hardy, fighting in Dublin at UFC 93, his approach to coaching, his fighter Tim Boetsch's upcoming bout with Johny Hendricks and more. We also welcome back top UK-based referee Daniel Movahedi to help make sense of the UFC 210's legal/illegal knee situation with Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi. We recap that event, along with the week's biggest headlines including Urijah Faber's UFC Hall of Fame induction announcement. We preview and predict UFC on FOX 24 which is headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis.
Did someone say stacked show? On this episode, the lads interview Steve Kozola who went viral following his call-out of Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor's BJJ coach, following his knockout 28-second knockout win at Bellator 175. They also welcomed EFC featherweight champion Danny Henry onto the show. Hailing from Scotland, he has been tipped to book a place on the UFC's return card to Scotland. John Redmond returned for the 3rd edition of 'Just Getting On' with Johnny Jitsu, this time to talk about how fans and media alike turn on fighters so quickly. He also answers some fan questions. We were then joined by Darren Russell of The Odds Bible and MMA Latest to preview UFC 210. Darren gives his favourite betting tips for the event.
On this episode of the show, for #60, we done something a little different! With no big UFC event on the weekend, we were joined by award-winning podcasters from What's the Story: Danny Murray and Graham Merrigan, and although we of course spoke about MMA, we discussed much more. This included discussing podcasting in Ireland, how the lads started, their favourite episodes, their first exposure to MMA and much much more. The lads were also surprised with a table quiz of sorts to top the show off. We got to all the MMA news of the week, including the announcement of James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida. John Redmond returned for the second edition of 'Just Getting On' with Johnny Jitsu, and this week he tackled weight cutting in MMA.