Heavy Hands
  • How can Edson Barboza survive a terrible style matchup against Justin Gaethje?
  • What does Michelle Waterson have for Karolina Kowalkiewicz?
  • It's a real shame Sodiq Yusuff is a Lloyd Irvin guy, because he looks really good
  • What Anthony Pettis did well last weekend, and why he's still fundamentally the same guy
  • Justin Willis' flat feet, and other reasons that he is not Francis Ngannou
  • Maycee Barber's newfound grit
Direct download: 256_Night_of_the_Shattered_Femurs.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

Okay, so maybe, just maybe we're getting to the point where we could really use a break. This stretch of UFC cards has been pretty damn great, but uh... Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis? What's  up? This week on Heavy Hands, we're talking about...

  • Is Anthony Pettis a sneakily tough matchup for Stephen Thompson?
  • Does Justin Willis have the defensive wrestling to check the chin of Curtis Blaydes?
  • Jussier Formiga vs Deiveson Figueiredo--a meaningless fight that should've been so, so meaningful
  • Masvidal's KO of Till, and his backstage scuffle with Leon Edwards (Connor thinks it was cool, Phil thinks it was lame and is, therefore, a lame, himself)
  • Why is Leon Edwards so good at fighting in his opponents' area of expertise?
  • Did Oezdemir actually beat Dominick Reyes, and what does the fight tell us about two potential Jon Jones challengers?
  • Nathaniel Wood, and Claudio Silva vs Danny Roberts
Direct download: 255_Phil_is_a_normie_who_likes_Hamilton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

This week on Heavy Hands, we've got a boatload of brilliant fight analysis for you. The UFC schedule continues, but we are thoroughly enjoying the start of the new UFC/ESPN era. 

Topics include:

  • Are Darren Till and Jorge Masivdal set to have another boring welterweight fight?
  • Does Leon Edwards have the well-rounded skillset to nullify Gunnar Nelson's deadly specialties?
  • Volkan Oezdemir is gonna boop Dominick Reyes. Isn't he.
  • Why was Junior Dos Santos so uncharacteristically reckless against Derrick Lewis?
  • Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos--grade A action fighter if the opponent is well-rounded; silent killer if they aren't
  • Price vs Means, Dariush vs Dober, and Rocco Martin vs Moraes
Direct download: 254_Welterweight_Wango_Tango.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

This week on Heavy Hands, there are far too many fights, in the best way possible. We're in the midst of a glut of exciting UFC cards, and if that means the episodes get a little long, well... hopefully you're the kind of weirdo who likes that. We discuss:

  • Jon Jones' easy walk over Anthony Smith
  • Kamaru Usman's brilliant performance, and how Tyron Woodley's gambit finally failed to pay off
  • Is Derrick Lewis another easy opponent for late-career JDS?
  • Getting excited about how similar Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs Curtis Millender looks to Ponz vs Taleb (an instant classic)
  • Yes, we talk about Herb Dean's controversial premature stoppage of Lawler vs Askren
  • And, somehow, more
Direct download: 253_Too_Many_Fights_2019.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:19am EST

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