This episode gets off to a crazy start with a case of mistaken identity, when Richard inadvertently lands Frank in the dog house with his wife. The guys preview the main & co main events on this coming weekend's UFC card in Atlantic City. Bellator 197 & UFC Phoenix are recapped. Angelo Reyes talks a full slate of upcoming boxing attractions.
UFC flyweight Jessica Rose Clark is in studio for a free wheeling discussion about a wide range of topics that may have resulted in one of the highest laugh counts in recent show history.
So much to talk about surrounding the outcomes of the past weekend's UFC 223 card, and even more to discuss when it comes to Conor McGregor's legal woes. Ronda Rousey wows at Wrestlemania, & Brock Lesnar surprises everyone by resigning with the WWE. The guys also discuss the breaking news regarding the FBI raid on Donald Trump's attorney's office & residences.
Frank thinks that Max Holloway has a much better chance at defeating Khabib Nurmagomedov than odds makers are giving him, & he gives a detailed breakdown on why he's taking that position. The guys break down the rest of the main card as well, including assessing Joanna Jedrzejczyk's prospects of taking the straw weight title back from Rose Namajunas. Ronda Rousey is making her pro wrestling debut at the WWE's Wrestlemania this weekend, & the guys talk about her interviews leading up to the event that still clearly carry an element of bitterness on her part about being asked about her MMA losses. Frank is getting noticeably leaner thoughout his training camp leading up to his fight with Fedor Emelianenko, & he talks about the approach that's making him the lightest he's been in years. The guys also debate the various reactions that the Parkland school shooting survivors are getting from the public and the media.
Frank & Richard answer your listener questions, as they welcome in studio a trio of eclectic guests. England's David Hickey is the founder of Gambaru Fight Wear, & he talks about his martial arts journey as well as a very creative English promotion that has rank novices fighting their first MMA competitions on national television after an eight week training camp. A member of Frank's training camp regales the guys with stories of purposely ingesting frog poison in the Peruvian jungle. Just in time for tax season, Frank's accountant (who represents a number of top professional MMA fighters) talks about what gets a lot of those fighters in trouble with the I.R.S. & how he keeps them out of it.
Forrest Griffin is in studio for a swapcast segment with his podcast "Anything Goes". Comedian Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, That Metal Show) joins the show to talk about his new book "Everyone Is Awful (Except You)". Frank's striking coach Angelo Reyes breaks down next weekend's big heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Richard's brothel gets its' license back, and the guys listen to some hilarious audio from the hearing to reinstate it. Low T Nation's Brandon Addison is in studio to answer questions and offer some progress updates on listeners.
Frank breaks down the main & co main events of this weekend's UFC London card, including heavyweight & light heavyweight contenders' match ups. The guys are taken aback by Roy "Big Country" Nelson's verbal attack on Matt Mitrione, as well as an accusation leveled against his upcoming opponent Mirko Cro Cop. The rumors of a C.M. Punk summer return to the UFC are discussed. "I, Tonya" actor Paul Walter Houser talks to Richard about his current hit film that won an Oscar for telling the life story of embattled Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. Jobi & Chad Shank check in from Doug Stanhope's compound in Bisbee, Arizona for a Celebrity Death Pool trade round preview.
UFC flyweight title contender Lauren Murphy talks about her upcoming fight against Ultimate Fighter finalist Sijara Eubanks, as well as her love of dogs. The guys talk about the dawn of a new era in heavyweight boxing following the Wilder/Ortiz fight. Canelo Alvarez tests positive for a banned substance commonly found in tainted Mexican meat, providing a perfect segue for welcoming in a leading vegan blogger into the studio.
Frank & Richard break down the UFC 222 fight card top to bottom, including audio of Richard speaking with Cris Cyborg & Dana White at the post fight press conference. Frank has strong opinions on whether or not Amanda Nunes should accept a super fight with Cyborg, as well as thoughts on where the careers of Frankie Edgar & Andrei Arlovski go from here.
Frank & Richard discuss this weekend's UFC 222 card, with audio from media day that includes questions with Cyborg & Frankie Edgar. Frank's sparring partner James Horne & striking coach Angelo Reyes drop in to talk about Frank's training camp, as well as discuss the weekend's big boxing match up between Deontay Wilder & Luis Ortiz.
Invicta veteran Tara La Rosa joins the show to talk about some of the controversial conspiracy theories that she's been promoting on her Twitter feed. One of Richard's brothels gets shut down for fire code violations. Frank talks about throwing large objects in preparation for his fight with Fedor. Supplement specialist Dan Cox comes in studio and shares some Iron Man triathlon war stories.
UFC fighter James Vick returns to talk about his victory in Austin, putting his division on notice & naming a lot of names. Rock guitar legend Bob Kulick is in studio telling Frank & Richard tales of working with KISS, Meat Loaf, Diana Ross and others, as well as discussing his new record. Frank & Richard break down the Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone & Derrick "Black Beast" Lewis victories from this past weekend. Frank has some strong opinions about Matt Mitrione's winning effort against Roy Nelson in Bellator's heavyweight tournament.
Frank & Richard travel to Bisbee, Arizona to the home of comedian Doug Stanhope for a swapcast with his show. Doug's crew joins the party, & drunken hilarity ensues (but just on the part of the Stanhope crew though...The champ is in training). A wide range of topics are discussed, including everyone's mutual competition in the celebrity death pool that Stanhope runs. This is an episode for the ages...Not to be missed.
The guys are back from Bisbee, & they break down the weekend's UFC 221 main card. Jobi & Chad from Doug Stanhope's podcast join the show to talk some celebrity death pool & announce a new join venture between the two shows.
Frank & Richard break down the main & co main match ups for UFC 221. Coach Angelo Reyes discusses his fighter Ana Julaton's upcoming fight at Bellator 194. "The Moth Guard Doc" stops by the studio for a special presentation & discusses the technology behind crafting a state of the art mouth piece.
Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson is in studio to talk metal music and good coffee. Frank reacts to the UFC's super fight announcement of Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. The guys discuss Ronda Rousey's debut with the WWE & her transition into professional wrestling. Richard spends the weekend in the Los Angeles hotel room that Janis Joplin died in.
Frank talks about facing off with Fedor over the weekend at Bellator 192. The guys recap the Bellator & UFC 220 main & co main events. Cyborg says she has a verbal agreement to fight Amanda Nunes. Real MMA majority owner Brent Jones is in studio to talk about the promotion's upcoming fight card.
UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir talks about his title shot against Daniel Cormier at UFC 220. Former WWE & current Impact Wrestling star Austin Aries joins Frank & Richard in studio to talk about his new book, the current pro wrestling scene, & where his career is headed. Bellator flyweight Ana Julaton is in studio to reveal an unusual stipulation to her upcoming February fight with Heather Hardy.
Legendary MMA referee Big John McCarthy is in studio with Frank & Richard to discuss his new role as Bellator's color commentator. Along the way he shares some seldom heard behind the scenes stories from his days with the UFC, and even recalls his time as a member of the LAPD who dealt with O.J. Simpson, as the guys get into a lengthy discussion about the infamous murder case.
Frank & Richard break down the upcoming action packed UFC Fight Night card in St. Louis, with a focus on the main card.
Chael Sonnen returns to talk about his upcoming fight with Rampage Jackson, his new book, his latest television obsessions, & Trump's first year in office. Mrs. Mir joins the show for an unexpectedly candid conversation about the Mirs' sex life. Richard tells a pair of hard to believe brothel stories. Oprah Winfrey's chances of being elected president are discussed.
Frank & Richard break down the strategy that propelled Cyborg to victory over Holly Holm at UFC 219. The guys dissect the multi layered controversy that the famed Jackson/Wink gym suddenly finds itself embroiled in. Richard reviews his phone free experience at The Misfits reunion concert in Las Vegas. Frank disagrees with CSAC's latest approach to weight cut revisions.
Frank & Richard break down the UFC 219 main card.
Richard is going to a concert where cell phones are being disallowed, & Frank debates the idea with him. Listeners weigh in with their thoughts. MMA coach Robert Follis is remembered after passing away. Frank recounts his favorite horror movie scenes, revealing his biggest phobia. The guys both love Disneyland, but the theme park is making a move that they're not really on board with.
Frank shares the pros & cons of paying someone to install Christmas lights. Richard quizzes Frank on his knowledge of this year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. The guys discuss whether or not a former Trump advisor may have tried to break in to his private residence, as well as review a few clips of national TV appearances that didn't go so well.