Heavy Hands

We've got a bit of a grab bag for you on this week's episode of Heavy Hands, what with so little of interest happening last weekend in Raleigh, and UFC 247 still a week away (and looking remarkably thin, at that). 

  • Rafael Dos Anjos was supposed to blow Michael Chiesa out of the water. He should have. What happened?
  • Three years ago Junior Dos Santos would have given Curtis Blaydes serious problems. Is he officially over the hill?
  • What good are pound-for-pound rankings?
  • In particular, what good are pound-for-pound rankings when they include the likes of Jessica Eye and Katlyn Chookagian?
  • Kamaru Usman: his chances of putting together a legendary reign, and the challengers most likely to stop him
Direct download: 301_RIP_RDA__JDS.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

The vaping scooter gang takeover continues, as the Fight Site's Srirarm Muralidaran joins us to break down last week's fights, and (surprise) next week's fights, too. It's a good one, folks!

  • Conor McGregor did the thing he was always going to do to Donald Cerrone, who reacted in the way he always has
  • Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington conspired to put on a fight even more boring than their first one
  • Carlos Diego Ferreira surprised us, not by beating Anthony Pettis, but by using his best Nate Diaz impression to do it
  • How awesome is Roxanne Modafferi?
  • Is JDS a secret poison matchup for Curtis Blaydes?
  • Would it be funnier for RDA to finish Michael Chiesa with body shots, or leg kicks? 
Direct download: 300_UFC_246_feat_Sriram_Muralidaran.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

The UFC is back after a three-week hiatus, and so is Conor McGregor, though his own break was both longer and significantly more full of sexual assault allegations. MMA, folks! Our topics this week:

  • McGregor's gonna knock Cerrone out in round one--but what if HE DOESN'T?!
  • Does Claudia Gadelha have the physicality to stop Alexa Grasso overwhelming her down the stretch?
  • Carlos Diego Ferreira's long-overdue opportunity to break out
  • Drew Dober makes for a great foil, but does he actually have a shot at beating Nasrat Haqparast?
Direct download: 299_UFC_PR.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Connor and Phil claw their ways out of bed to compare Bellator champs to UFC champs. Then they die.

Direct download: 298_flu_edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Billy Crystal and Phil Mackenzie join forces once again to celebrate another absurd(ly technical) year in the world of MMA. 

That's right: here we are, once again, giving out Handies. And you're about to listen to it. Who had the best knockout of 2019? The best gameplan? What about the best gameplan that didn't actually work? Will Cody Garbrandt hold onto the coveted Worst Brain Thinking Award for the second year in the row? Who will take home the Patrick Wyman Memorial Award for Explosive Muscularity, and how could it not be Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa?

All of these burning questions answered, with only the slightest chance that you will experience a burning sensation in the bathroom. What better way to kick off 2020?

Direct download: 297_HANDIES.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

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