Heavy Hands

Man who go first do good. Man who go second do BAD. Unless...?

The Fight Site's Danny Martin joins us to discuss. 

  • Why are pressure, aggression, and volume so important in MMA?
  • Is good, systematic striking defense really possible in this sport?
  • How can a fighter seize the initiative without throwing the first punch?
  • And more!
Direct download: 309_Initiative_feat._Danny_Martin.mp3
Category:Technique Breakdown -- posted at: 1:58am EST

The last UFC event for who-knows-how-long was full of superb grappling, and we brought in the Fight Site's Ben Kohn to help us break it all down.

  • Said Chucky Olives to the Motown Phenom: "We are not so different, you and I."
  • Maia and Yahya: does MMA put a hard ceiling on positional BJJ?
  • The extremely light heavyweight grappling of Nikita Krylov
  • and more! 
Direct download: 308_Brasilia_with_Ben.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Connor and Phil recap the excellent and the disappointing from UFC 248, and look forward to a STACKED fight night card.

  • The main event may have hurt both fighters' stock, but it was still a fascinating glimpse into the galaxy brains of Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero
  • Thank GOD for the strawweights
  • Is the Tristar version of Kevin Lee aggressive enough to bully Charles Oliveira? 
  • Does Nikita Krylov beat Johnny Walker simply by having a good chin?
  • and more!
Direct download: 307_Strawweight_Saviors.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Connor and Phil break down the two title fights set for UFC 248, and look back at Deiveson Figuereido's (almost) championship win.

  • Will Israel Adesanya carry an early lead down the stretch, or is Yoel's uncanny ability to lose until he wins enough to give us a Pereira-esque KO?
  • Zhang Weili is an athlete on par with Valentina Shevchenko, but a far shallower technician. So, will Joanna Jedrzejczyk win the last three rounds, or only the last two?
  • Joe B's heartbreaking defeat, and the seven minutes of brilliant action that preceded it
Direct download: 306_ufc_248.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

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