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.
On this episode of Obviously Fight Talk, there was only really one big news story that had to be discussed and that's the announcement that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will be facing off against multi-weight boxing champion, and one of the greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. We spoke with Irish mixed martial artist John "Johnny Jitzu" Redmond and pro-boxing coach and cutman Tommy McCormack about the match-up. Did they think McGregor has a chance? Find out. We also interviewed Oktawian Daniel Olejniczak who fights SBI Ireland's Richard Kiely at BAMMA 30 in Dublin's 3Arena on the 7th of July. We were also joined by the always-great Brendan Dorman to recap and analyse Holly Holms knockout victory over Bethe Correia last weekend at UFC Fight Night 112 and talk 'Cyborg'.
On this episode of the podcast, the lads interviewed Yancy Medeiros who is coming off the biggest win of his career in Brazil over Erick Silva. Yancy finished Silva at UFC 212, on the same night that Max Holloway, his teammate and countryman, finished Jose Aldo to become the undisputed UFC featherweight champion. Yancy talks the successful night for the Hawaiians, a UFC Hawaii show, Conor McGregor, his future, UFC retreat, and more. The guys also wecomed back Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith to the show to break down and analyse Bellator's NYC debut for Bellator NYC and Bellator 180. MMA analyst Brendan Dorman drops by to give his take on the best pound for pound fighters currently and of all time. And the show is topped off by an interview with Irish kickboxer Damian Darker who fights at Cage Legacy Kickboxing 2 in Drogheda this weekend.
On this episode of the Obviously Fight Talk podcast, the lads interviewed new Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood. Wood, who won the title at Cage Warriors 84 against Marko Kovacevic, spoke about the big title win, his future in the sport, the UFC, his next fight in Cage Warriors, his long-time coach and mentor Brad Pickett, and more. The lads also welcomed back Rhys McKee, a show favourite. Rhys, who faces Richie Smullen at BAMMA 30, called in from Canada where he is spending time with the world-reknowned TriStar gym, headed by Firas Zahabi. Rhys speaks about the camp in TriStar, his upcoming fight, what went wrong against Smullen, his future, and more. The lads also spoke, and ranted, about the Demetrious Johnson's standing in the UFC following his statement and interview on MMAFighting.com where he called out the UFC for using 'bullying' tactics against him. They also welcomed back Darren Russell of MMA Latest and ODDsBible to preview UFC Auckland. The event takes place this coming Saturday and is headlined by Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis. Referee Daniel Movahedi returned to the show this week to speak about about Japan's favourite: soccer kicks.
On this episode of Obviously Fight Talk, the guys are joined by Norman Parke following his controversial loss to Mateusz Gamrot at the record-breaking KSW 39: Colosseum event which was attended by 58,000 people. In the second round of the fight, Parke was bitten on the hand by Gamrot, but the referee didn't deduct a point from the Polish champion. Parke went on to lose the fight in a close decision. The lads also recapped UFC Fight Night 109 which was headlined by Gustafsson vs. Teixiera. They also previewed and predicted the upcoming UFC 212 event headlined by a featherweight championship bout between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. Segments you have come to know and love returned including the Obviously Fight Talk Quick-Fire News and The Reddit Thread of the Week where the guys discussed the best UFC/MMA cards to show new fans of the spor to get them hooked.
#68 - BAMMA Champ Tim Barnett, Rory MacDonald’s Bellator Debut Breakdown w/ Brendan Dorman, Johnny Jitzu
On this episode a slightly shorter-than-usual show the lads welcomed in four guests. MMA analyst Brendan Dorman returned to analyse and breakdown Rory MacDonald's masterclass debut at Bellator 179. BAMMA lightweight champion Tim Barnett returned following his successfull title defense at BAMMA 29 to chat his defense, his thoughts on a Richie Smullen fight, life, UFC, and more. Johnny Jitzu also returned to chat his newly-announced BAMMA 30 fight. And last, bet certainly not least, Phil Campbell joined the conversation to discuss the upcomh Clan Wars show.
On this episode of the podcast, the lads interviewed Jason "The Kid" Knight just days removed from his instant-classic fight against Chas Skelly at UFC 211. Knight watched his fight while talking to the guys about the finish, his new-found respect for Skelly, Artem Lobov, Cub Swanson, his future, and more. They guys also welcomed MMA analyst Brendan Dorman to the show. Brendan is known for his technical breakdowns of fighters and fights and was a great help in breaking down all the action from UFC 211. Daniel Movahedi also returned to speak about the Alvarez vs. Poirier controversy.