Heavy Hands

The Fight Site's Tom Elliott joins Connor and Phil to break down the three big fights of UFC 259.

  • The two-division champ fad burned itself out a year ago, but Jan Blachowicz may yet pose an interesting test for Adesanya. At the very least he can check a kick
  • Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling: the best fight the UFC can possibly make right now?
  • How does Aljo get it to the ground, or does he even have to?
  • Oh yeah, and Nunes vs Anderson too. Don't worry, it only took us about 5 minutes to get this one covered
Direct download: 358_Three_Title_Fights_feat._Tom_Elliott.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Connor and Phil break down several heavyweight fights without getting even slightly depressed.

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Cyril Gane is that rarest of treats: a heavyweight fight that is both meaningful, and skillful
  • Is there any hope for Nikita Krylov in his fight vs Magomed Ankalaev? Probably not, but Connor tries to find some
  • Almost six years later, Jimmie Rivera and Pedro Munhoz meet again. We are extremely hyped about this one
  • Plus: Lewis-Blaydes, Tom Aspinall, and Jared Gordon
Direct download: 357_Beef_Boys.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Dan Tom of the Protect Ya Neck podcast joins Connor and Phil to discuss Kamaru Usman's thrilling win over Gilbert Burns, and preview the most heavyweight fight of all time: Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis.

  • Usman's jab answered Burns' kicks just like we thought it would--but the big picture was nothing like we expected. Is Trevor Wittman turning all of his fighters into backfoot jabbers, or what?
  • Maycee Barber isn't easy to love, but you shouldn't give up on her just yet
  • Curtis Blaydes is going to totally outwrestle Derrick Lewis--potentially right up until Lewis annihilates him
Direct download: 356_UFC_258_feat._Dan_Tom.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Connor and Phil break down the main event of UFC 258. Two prodigal sons enter; only one will return.

  • Henri Hooft has done wonders with both Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns--but Team Evil only has room for one sweet boy.
  • Alexa Grasso can probably box Maycee Barber's head off--but for how long?
  • Kelvin Gastelum (overachiever) and Ian Heinish (underachiever) are poised to have a closely matched (and possibly very boring) battle for middleweight contention
  • And more
Direct download: 355_Hooft_vs_Hooft.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:27am EST

On this episode of Heavy Hands, Connor and Phil try desperately to wrap their heads around a well-matched main card.

  • Will Overeem's new "relax & wrestle" strategy pan out, or is Volkov his ceiling? 
  • Frankie Edgar moves down another division, only to face one of the biggest men he's ever fought
  • Ferreira vs Dariush--predicting this one is like trying to wrap our heads around insanity itself. We love it
Direct download: 354_Reem_vs_Lkov.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Connor and Phil stand in awe of Dustin Poirier's brilliant, ass-backwards rematch win over Conor McGregor.

  • Going backwards and standing on the end of McGregor's reach is supposed to be the worst thing you can do. At least, we thought it was
  • Michael Chandler's triumphant UFC debut
  • Marina Rodriguez's shocking KO, Arman Tsarukyan's being-good-at-everything
Direct download: 353_1_and_1.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Connor and Phil are joined by the Fight Site's Julian Lung to break down UFC 257.

  • Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are both different men than they were in 2016--so who got more better, and does it matter?
  • Max Holloway also continues to get better, a terrifying prospect for every featherweight in the division not named Alexander Volkanovski
  • Michael Chandler is finally making his UFC debut, and the UFC seem determined to make him just another Hector Lombard
Direct download: 352_McGregor-Poirier_2_feat._Julian_Lung.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Connor and Phil take a look at Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar and Neil Magny vs Michael Chiesa, a pair of fights which seem at first surprisingly competitive, and then slightly predictable--which is a sure sign that something unexpected is about to happen.

Direct download: 351_new_year_new_fights.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

The time has come, at last, for Handies. Connor and Phil liquor up, limber down, and give 2020 the treatment it deserves.

Shitty editing! Incredible disrespect for professional athletes! Phil uses the word "revenant!" 

Direct download: 350_2020_handies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EST

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