Heavy Hands

Connor and Phil come to a realization about Aleksander Rakic that does not bode well for Lionheart Smith.

  • Anthony Smith at his best, Anthony Smith at his worst, and how he does both at once
  • We pour one out for Brutal Bob who, like fellow action hero Carlos Condit before him, has been sentenced to a slow death by lanky gatekeeper 
  • ...and more!
Direct download: 331_Cowar_Moob.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Connor and Phil discuss the utterly bizarre Miocic-Cormier trilogy, and fear for Frankie Edgar's safety.

  • Clinches, eyepokes, exactly two rounds worth of body shots but at the beginning of the fight this time; Stipe Miocic defied all of our expectations, except for the fact that he won
  • Once Frankie Edgar may have taken Pedro Munhoz to school, but the Edgar of old has been replaced by Edgar the old
  • John Dodson betrays Connor's trust, and Merab Dvalishvili may finally have found the key to title contention: being boring
Direct download: 330_Blinded_by_the_Fight.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Connor and Phil break down the impending rubber match between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title.

  • The MMA gods are capricious, and nowhere moreso than in the heavyweight division--but Phil is sure he's figured this main event out
  • Sean O"Malley's got lots of flash and a good bit of substance, too--but Chito Vera may be the first man to really test his toughness
  • How sad could JDS vs Rozenstruik be? he asked, fearing the worst
  • John Dodson makes for a killer gatekeeper, but Merab Dvalishvili looks like the type to run headfirst through an oak door
Direct download: 329_The_Stupidest_Outcome.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

This week on Heavy Hands, Connor and Phil praise Derek Brunson for getting better, and squirt Derrick Lewis with the water bottle for thinking he gets to do the same.

  • Who does Derrick Lewis think he is, trying to be good at MMA? Selfish bastard! Anyway, he's probably going to send Alexei Oleinik to hell
  • Chris Weidman vs Omari Akhmedov is one of those special fights: very weird, sort of depressing, but undeniably interesting
  • Long Back Benny is back to sling punches with the very durable but not very damaging Scott Holtzman
  • Has Nasrat Haqparast learned any lessons about fighting wrestlers since his loss to Marcin Held?
  • plus: Shahbazyan's missing jab, Derek Brunson's rebirth, and Lando Vannata's continuing struggle to be reborn
Direct download: 328_Derek_and_Derrick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

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