Heavy Hands

Connor and Phil sit down to discuss the progress made at UFC 260, and the painful lessons learned.

  • Francis Ngannou was, for at least one fight, a new man. Process, composure, and even technique!
  • Tyron Woodley tried to do the impossible and discovered that it was, in fact, not possible
  • Plus O'Malley, Oleksiejczuk, and more!
Direct download: 362_Lessons_Learned.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Ryan Wagner joins Phil and Connor this week to break down Miocic-Ngannou 2, Woodley-Luque, and Volkanovski-Ortega (shh... don't tell him).

  • Francis Ngannou has at least as big a chance of beating Miocic as he did the first time--which is strange, considering how utterly Miocic outfought him
  • Tyron Woodley faces another pressure fighter. WE WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN
  • Derek Brunson--top five middleweight at last. And Kevin Holland: still too weird for his own good
Direct download: 361_Wagnerian_analysis.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

  • Kyle helps us find perspective on Marvin Hagler's incredible career, and examine the things that set him apart from the other three kings of the 80s
  • Hoping against hope that Kevin Holland can evade and outlast Derek Brunson
  • Is Gregor Gillespie just another version of the test Brad Riddell has already passed, or is there something else to his wrestling game?
  • We discuss what little there is to take away from Edwards vs Muhammad that we didn't already know
  • Nasrat Haqparast: is he stagnating as a fighter, or is he still in the process of realizing that he can't just knock out everyone he faces?
Direct download: 360_RIP_Marvelous_Marvin.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Connor and Phil stand in awe at Jan Blachowicz's brilliance, and look ahead to Belal Muhammad's big break. They grow up so fast!

  • Jan Blachowicz fought the smartest fight of his career to defend his belt from one of the best strikers the sport has ever seen. He's a LEGEND.
  • And the award for Worst Brain Thinking goes to... Petr Yan! 
  • Plus, Belal Muhammad seems like a dark horse to trouble Leon Edwards, but the Englishman hasn't lost since 2015, and that was against the current champion
Direct download: 359_Early_Frontrunner_for_Worst_Brain_Thinking.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

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 EDT

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