Heavy Hands

Connor and Phil have a nice post-holiday chat about some of the silliest things that happened this year in the UFC and the world of MMA. The real Handies are next week, so I guess that makes this... I don't know, what do you get before a Handy? Champagne? A massage?


Direct download: 349_pre_handies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

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Connor and Phil pause before a Christmas that it seemed would never come to celebrate some impressive, by-the-book wins.

  • Of course Jose Aldo does things by the book. HE WROTE THE DAMN BOOK
  • Geoff Neal didn't seem prepared to attack Wonderboy's weaknesses--but then, Wonderboy showed him very few
  • Michel Pereira also BETRAYED US with a DISGUSTINGLY professional performance
  • Is Marlon Moraes the third great champion to be destroyed byt the bantamweight division?
  • plus Pretty Tony vs Morono and more!
Direct download: 348_Hindsight_2020.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Killer fights on every side! Connor and Phil break down UFC 256, look ahead to Thompson vs Neal, and FREAK OUT ABOUT KEVIN HOLLAND.

  • Brandon Moreno may not be a Bobby Knuckles-level athlete, but he put on a Bobby Knuckles-level effort against the flyweight division's own Yoel Romero
  • Kevin Holland is the lord, our God. AlhamduliHolland
  • Phil thinks Thompson vs Neal is going to be a staring contest. BOOOOO
  • and Connor thinks Aldo vs Chito is going to give him a heart attack
  • ...and more!
Direct download: 347_Kevin_Holland_will_murder_you.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

BUY A SHIRT. Or a mask. Or a... uh, how about a bath mat? That's right, Heavy Hands now has a store on Redbubble, where you can buy all kinds of things printed with our beautifully brutal logo by artist Gian Galang.

As for the episode... Connor and Phil get hyped about the surprisingly stacked UFC 256.

  • Deiveson Figueiredo is an athletic terror, but Brandon Moreno is apparently willing to assassinate a baby, so what else might he do?
  • Just how far has Tony Ferguson fallen, and how is he doing it so slowly?
  • Charles Oliveira has definitely gotten better, but there remains the worrying possibility that, like a mounted police officer, he might curl up into a ball when confronted with someone taller than himself. Phil Mackenzie investigates
  • Kevin Holland returns... likely just to lose in classic Smack Man fashion
Direct download: 346_Here_At_Last_Already.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:40am EDT

Connor and Phil talk about some UFC fights that aren't good and a fight between two washed up boxers that actually was!

  • Hermansson vs Holland is dead (get well soon, Kev), but replacing it is arguably a more competitive fight
  • Mike Tyson demonstrates the value of textbook technique in a shockingly fun fight with an equally aged Roy Jones Jr
  • Movsar Evloev's nonexistent head movement gets a test
  • Anthony Smith did something last week, I think. I don't know


Direct download: 345_In_Loving_Memory.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT