Heavy Hands

Another commentary episode for your quarantined asses. This time, Connor and Phil watch the title-winning performances of three of the UFC's most unique champions. 

  • The dawn of the Machida Era (and the birth of Shad face)
  • Ben Henderson blows up Frankie Edgar's nose with his mind
  • Dominick Cruz does bad technique in a good way, and who the hell is Brian Bowles
Direct download: 314_Weird_Kings.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Connor and Phil survey the blasted landscape of three of the UFC's strongest weight classes, and decide a new champion for each.

Coronavirus comes for all men, and UFC champions are no exception. Now that Henry Cejudo, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Kamaru Usman have all taken terribly ill, we seed each champ's respective division with eight top contenders, and let them fight for the vacant throne. 

Let's hope the new kings disinfect the thing before sitting down.

Direct download: 313_Corona_Clash_2020.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Jordan Breen joins the show to watch the breakout moments of some MMA legends.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC debut: awful, horrible, hideous striking--but obvious talent
  • Jose Aldo vs Alexandre Franca Nogueira: technique, speed, power--Jose Aldo's WEC debut clearly indicated how great his potential was
  • Jordan Breen talks about whatever Jordan Breen wants to talk about
Direct download: 312_Breakout_Fights_feat._Jordan_Breen.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Connor and Phil preview a couple of tenuous UFC 249 matchups and talk about some of MMA history's more underrated technicians (and action fighters).

  • What does Niko Price have to do differently to knock Vicente Luque out?
  • Chito Vera's much bigger than Ray Borg, but will that matter once Borg starts wrestling?
  • Chris Lytle, Martin Kampmann, Kazuo Misaki, and Mark Hominick--underrated technicians, all-time great action fighters
Direct download: 311_underrated_action_fighters.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Connor and Phil cover some of the biggest turning points in MMA history. This week, we're commentating three fights that led the way forward in our still-young sport. 

  • Mark Coleman vs Maurice Smith: the dawn of sprawl-and-brawl
  • Chuck Liddell vs Rampage Jackson: anti-grappling meets superior striking
  • Fedor Emelianenko vs Big Nog: BJJ gets absolutely smashed by the MMA ground game

 

Direct download: 310_MMA_Impressed_Us.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

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