Here is what this show isn't: like any other MMA podcast. They all sound the same and talk about the same shit. Interviews that are 95% boring. Soft takes because they don't want to upset MMA journalists, fighters, or they're on the UFC's payroll. We're not trying to make friends with the MMA established journalists, fighters, or the UFC. We're two guys who love the f**k out of the UFC. Paul has been a trainer and fought amateur. James got his ass whooped in two amateur fights so he opened a gym instead. Once you listen to the show a few times, it's like you've entered a world unlike any other ---- a world where only the smart survive. Sit back, and enjoy.
Rank these “istas.” Is Conor vs Poirier 3 “off?” Rose Namajunas’ “Better dead than Red” quote. 3 favorite things from UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs Holland. Who kicks in the balls faster? Vettori or Whittaker for title contention? More impressive for Julian Marquez: Performance or post-fight interview? Quote of the card. Breakdown for UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs Gastelum. Who wins: Jake Paul or Ben Askren?
Adults are alcoholics. Rank these 6 fight announcements, including Conor vs Poirier 3, Volkanovski and Ortega coaching The Ultimate Fighter, and Paul’s newest love, Ciryl Gane. “Breakdown” for UFC on ABC: Vettori vs Holland. Do we like the Venum gear? Reaction to Venum’s UFC gear. Customizable Portion: Paul’s top 5 of the week goes off the rails.
Post UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 3. James’ bold prediction for Jon Jones. UFC 260’s Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Techniques. Journeyman, Great Keeper, and Gate Keeper. Why Darren Till pulling out is the #1 fight denouncement? Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 7 Ohio Trip moments.
Predictions for UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2, not Volkanovski vs Ortega. Rank these 5 fight announcements, including Dillashaw, Conor, and Cupcake. Post UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Holland. Why Paul’s kids were rooting for Kevin Holland. Which song did James and a gay guy sing a duet to? Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 of the Week, including narwhals, FansOnly, and Kodiak Cakes.
Post UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad. Who do you feel worse for? Rank these 6 fight announcements, including Whittaker, Ferguson, and Weili Zhang. Predictions for UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs Holland. A way for Holland to get a title shot? Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 of the Week, including lorikeets, the US debt, Queen’s Gambit, and Kon-Tiki.
Post UFC 259: Adesanya vs Blachowicz, Nunes vs Anderson, Yan vs Sterling. The illegal knee heard round the world. UFC 259 Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Techniques. Relative Round Scoring Effect.Two Amanda Nunes Performance Bonuses. Overeem and Dos Santos’ top 6 UFC moments. Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 of the Week.
Post UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane. Paul’s love for Gane continues. Calf Kick caution. Predictions for UFC 259: Adesanya vs Blachowicz, Nunes vs Anderson, Yan vs Sterling. Megan Anderson vs Casey “Anthony” Kenney. Rank 3 fight announcements and denouncements, including Paulo Costa and Khamzat. James’ Hail Mary Performance Bonus.
Post UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis. Who should Lewis fight next? Tom Aspinall Sweet Stat. New TNSS Hall of Fame inductee. Rank these fight announcements, including Leon Edwards, Sage Northcutt, and Valentina Shevchenko. Predictions for UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane. Bold prediction for Ciryl Gane. Customizable Portion: Last time Paul cried. TV show reviews.
Post UFC 258: Usman vs Burns. James guesses Paul’s UFC 258 Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Techniques. Is MMA more GOAT obsessed than any other sport? UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis “breakdown.” Paul predicts the next UFC fighter leaving to Bellator. Customizable Portion: James reveals his Rachelle Leah Playboy.
Post UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Overeem. What was worse: Overeem helplessly crawling or Edgar stiffened? Was Sandhagen’s KO better than Buckley’s? Predictions for UFC 258: Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns. What will be the difference in the fight? UFC 258 hate. Rank these 6 fight announcements, including Woodley, Rakic, and Mike Jackson. Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 6 of the Week, including Goodfellas, Classic Big Paul, and Lil Uz...
Conor’s post breaking down Conor vs Poirier 2. James gives us Conor’s Law. Stephen A. Smith’s comments on women’s MMA. Breakdown for UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov, Edgar vs Sandhagen. Paul’s Deadbeat Dad Appreciation Segment returns!
Post UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2. UFC 257’s Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Techniques. Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, BJ arrested and favorite Nik Lentz moment? Post UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs Magny. Customizable Portion: Arianny Celeste Playboy
Predictions for UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Porier 2. What is Poirier’s best chance to win? Our thoughts on Conor claiming he is still the lightweight champ. Rank these 7 fight announcements, including Jon Jones, Stipe, Volkanovski, Khamzat, and Nate Diaz. Post UFC on ABC: Holloway vs Kattar. When I knew the fight was over: Max vs Kattar? Customizable Portion: James guesses which singer was born in Zanzibar.
Paul plays “likely” or “unlikely” 2021 bold predictions. Predictions for UFC on ABC: Holloway vs Kattar. The return of Ponzinibbio. Fight announcements and denouncements. Nate Diaz removed from welterweight rankings. Predictions for UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs Magny.
2020 UFC Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, KO of the Year (not brought to you by CBS). Fights and fighters we are looking forward to for 2021. James’ Rachael Ostovich calendar comes in and Paul “reviews” it. James’ love for credit.
Cousin Frank is NOT back!! Post UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal. Rank these Fight Night winners, including Thompson’s movement, Aldo’s arms, and Tybura’s belly. Performance bonus and deduction for UFC: Thompson vs Neal. Favorite and least favorite fight announcement. Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 of the Week, including Jake Paul, telemarketers, and origin of booty call.
3 biggest stories coming out of UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno. What were UFC 256’s Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Techniques? Paul’s Hot Frank on Tony Ferguson. James’ Bellator Hot Frank. Yoel Romero to Bellator. Jake Paul’s video to Conor McGregor. Preview for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal. Customizable Portion: Paul’s #1 moment from last week.
Top 5 Yoel Romero moments!! Why the UFC made a mistake by cutting Yoel? Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul announced. Anthony Johnson to Bellator. Post UFC: Hermansson vs Vettori. Where it all went wrong for Hermansson? Why was this a big event for Cousin Frank? Pre UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno. Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 of the Week. Guess whose calendar Uncle James buys on the show?
NOT Post UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Clark. Post Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones. Dave Portnoy True or False: Conor vs Jake Paul is less of a mismatch than Mayweather vs McGregor? Rank these fight announcements/denouncements. Why UFC: Hermansson vs Vettori is like your drug-addict family member? Customizable Portion: Paul’s Top 5 Hocking Hills moments and Godfather talk.
Post UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez; Shevchenko vs Maia. What should’ve happened to Mike Perry for missing weight? Rank these 4 Valentina takedown stats. UFC 255’s Sweet Technique, Not-so-Sweet Technique, and Quote of the Card. Rank these 6 fight announcements/denouncements, including Tony Ferguson, Petr Yan, Michel Pereira, and, of course, Conor vs Poirier. UFC: Blaydes vs Lewis preview. Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones “preview.” Customizab...
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