Frank returns from The UK to go in depth on UFC & Bellator breakdowns of upcoming fights. Richard sets up in the dressing room of Poison to talk to drummer & Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Rikki Rockett about martial arts & rock and roll. Cody Garbrandt calls in to talk about his new book detailing the special bond he has with a young cancer survivor that helped propel him to the UFC bantamweight title.
Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico calls in to discuss his fight this weekend at Bellator 199. Frank gives his thoughts on the rumored comeback of UFC hall of famer Chuck Liddell, and the guys share some funny Liddell stories from back in the day.
It's a hard core MMA edition of the show, as the guys preview this Saturday's double header of fight cards. Frank gives his in depth analysis on Amanda Nunes, Kelvin Gastelum, and why the Belfort/Machida fight should be elevated to main event status. Frank also explains why he thinks that this weekend's Ryan Bader/King Mo match up is the most intriguing of the opening round contests in Bellator's heavyweight grand prix tournament. The guys also discuss the promotional debut of Jon Fitch in the co main event against a disgruntled Paul Daley. Other news & notes around the sport are discussed to round out the show.
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These are Frank Mir's first public comments following his loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 198. Frank talked to his Phone Booth Fighting podcast co host Richard Hunter about the fight, what went right & what went wrong, & where he plans to go from here.
Chael Sonnen returns to discuss the live stage show that he will be doing with Frank & Richard this week at Chicago's Laugh Factory. The guys hypothesize about the prospective success of The UFC's next TV deal. Richard teaches Frank about Record Store Day, & inadvertently also turns him on to Spinal Tap. Kardashian confusion strikes the show, as the guys try to understand non combat sports.
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.