Heavy Hands

This week on Heavy Hands, we're still in emotional recovery from UFC 236, but the almighty schedule marches on. Russia last week, Florida this week. Aside from Greg Hardy's vile presence, though, it's really hard to complain about this upcoming main card. Today's topics include:

  • Does Jack Hermansson have the subtlety to beat an aging Jacare, or will aggression be enough?
  • Is Cowboy Oliveira the latest bruiser to bury Perry?
  • What does bantamweight's Carlos Condit have for John Lineker that Rob Font didn't?
  • Has Ion Cutelaba grown enough to beat crusty old man Glover?
  • Overeem! Tsarukyan! Shevchenko! Oleksiejczuk! So many consonants and so little time
Direct download: 260_Pinhead_Mackenzie.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

We were only really watching UFC 236 for the two fights at the top of the card, and now that we're four days removed, we can still hardly believe what we saw. This week on Heavy Hands, we discuss:

  • Why did Dustin Poirier end up being such a tough foe for Max Holloway?
  • Does Max have a future at 155?
  • Kelvin Gastelum's valiant effort, and the lessons he hopefully learned from Adesanya
  • Khalil Rountree's career-best performance, and Eryk Anders' worst
  • Belal "Remember the Name" Muhammad--our dude does it again
  • Alistair Overeem vs Aleksey Oleinik: yes, this fight is happening
Direct download: 259_All_About_Oleinik.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

The main and co-main event of UFC 236 are so compelling, it feels downright cheap to think of the winner of either bout being rewarded with a UFC interim title. Might as well give 'em a UFC hotdog brander, while you're at it. Anyway, we're talking about all the good stuff on this week's episode of Heavy Hands. 

  • Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier--who's improved more over the last seven years?
  • Does Kelvin Gastelum have the technical depth to trouble Israel Adesanya on the feet?
  • OSP vs Nikki Thrillz: if there is a God, Von Preux
  • Jalin Turner vs Matt Frevola--meaningless fun?
  • Curtis Millender vs Belal Muhammad (we hope you remembered the name)
Direct download: 258_Holloway_vs_Poirier_2.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

We have a UFC-less weekend ahead of us for what feels like the first time in an age, and that means finally answering your Heavy Bag questions. But before we can enjoy the nonviolence, we have to break down Justin Gaethje's huge KO of Edson Barboza last weekend. 

Topics: 

  • Why was Justin Gaethje an underdog, again?
  • Phil explains his irrational hatred of Josh Emmett
  • Sodiq Yusuff beating Sheymon Moraes in just his 7th pro fight makes his Lloyd Irvin affiliation all the more disappointing. He's really good, guys
  • KEVIN HOLLAND
  • What is "anti-technique," and is there such a thing as "anti-style"?
  • Why is striking defense so consistently poor in MMA, and how can it be trained more efficiently?
  • How do we pick up so many details when we watch fights?

 

Direct download: 257_VACATION_ALL_I_EVER_WANTED.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

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