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Phone Booth Fighting MMA

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and broadcaster/comedian Richard Hunter talk to the biggest names in mixed martial arts, discussing the latest news in the sport of MMA.
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Jul 18, 2018

Academy Award winning actor Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters return to talk about their latest record "In Stereo!", as well as a mutual fascination with Beavis & Butthead/King Of The Hill creator Mike Judge's latest creation. Frank & Richard breakdown the past weekend's Bellator & UFC main events.

Jul 14, 2018

Extreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick talks about his busy weekend cornering multiple fighters in the UFC octagon during international fight week.  The founders of Wimp 2 Warrior talk about their revolutionary program, training people with little to no fight experience to compete in a fully sanctioned amateur MMA fight.

Jul 10, 2018

Frank & Richard recap an historic UFC 226 from this past weekend.  Frank gives his thoughts on where his former opponent Daniel Cormier now ranks among the all time greats.

Jun 29, 2018

(audio fixes at 3:30) Bellator president Scott Coker joins the show to talk about signing Lyoto Machida, the MacDonald/Mousasi super fight, & a heavyweight free agent that he just might have an interest in signing to fight Frank (Hint: It would be a rematch) The guys also discuss the retirement announcement of former UFC welterweight champ Jonny Hendricks.

Jun 27, 2018

Richard remembers his friend, legendary drummer Vinnie Paul, who passed away suddenly over the weekend. Frank & Richard recap the results of the UFC Singapore card. The estate sale of Jerry Lewis ignites an impromptu discussion of the never before seen film "The Day The Clown Cried'. The guys debate the immigration policy controversy on the Mexican border.  

Jun 22, 2018

Bellator women's flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane joins the show to talk about her upcoming title defense & share her worst story from her waitressing days. Frank weighs in on last week's comments from Jessica Rose-Clark on the show regarding her opposition to The UFC's controversial signing of Greg Hardy. Comedian Brandon "Gooch" Hahn is in studio telling stand up comedy and radio DJ war stories, while along the way revealing that his wife is a make up artist on porn sets, causing full fledged porn talk to break out to close the show.

Jun 14, 2018

UFC flyweight Jessica Rose-Clark is in studio talking about her fight next week in Singapore, racist tattoos, her opposition to The UFC signing Greg Hardy, & her love of bluegrass music. 

Jun 12, 2018

Frank & Richard recap UFC 225's key fights, including a classic rematch between Robert Whitaker & Yoel Romero. The guys react to Trump's North Korea summit as it's happening live while the podcast is being taped. Frank gives his thoughts on the rumored summer match up between Brock Lesnar & Jon Jones.

Jun 7, 2018

Frank & Richard break down this weekend's UFC 225 card with two titles on the line in Chicago.

Jun 4, 2018

Veteran referee & current Bellator color analyst Big John McCarthy is in studio for the entire show, talking lots of MMA as well as his perspective as a former Los Angeles police officer during the infamous L.A.riots that followed the trial of the officers involved in the Rodney King beating.

May 31, 2018

Nick Diaz is in the Las Vegas jail, Frank's ACB broadest partner Bryan Lacey, & RIchard is resurrecting ghosts form his childhood. Along the way, Frank offers a very candid revelation about a past loss.  

May 23, 2018

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.

May 11, 2018

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.

May 8, 2018

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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May 2, 2018

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.

Apr 24, 2018

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.

Apr 19, 2018

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. 

Apr 16, 2018

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.  

Apr 10, 2018

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. 

Apr 5, 2018

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.

Mar 26, 2018

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.

Mar 23, 2018

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.

Mar 14, 2018

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.   

Mar 12, 2018

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. 

Mar 5, 2018

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.  

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