19 Burst results for "Anthony Smith"

"anthony smith" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

07:10 min | 9 months ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"That he's a fantastic grappler that he's a fantastic wrestler. We've seen him in there with Jack Hermanson and in our wrestle a larger, supposed to have been a larger guy and of not being in the wrestling match, but I think that his grappling in that fear of the grappling and wrestling is very similar to the Colby Covington Jorge Masvidal situation, does open up a striking. I can promise you this Gilbert burns does not give one shit about my grappling because he's gonna be right there with him the entire time. So if he can beat a guy like that, I think a Colby Covington fight is right there for him. But I think we can't put the car before the horse here. I think he's got to get through a guy like Gilbert burns first. And there's a fear in the unknown. And the mystery here does lie, which email. We don't actually know. How is he going to do with adversity? Well, probably pretty well, but we've seen how Colby does with it. How is jamiah going to do in championship rounds, four and 5? Probably pretty good, but we know how Colby's gonna do with it. So I do think at a full respect, we do have to say that Covington is still the guy to beat. If you just look at styles and match ups, we've seen so little of chimaev, we know he's got a good double-A, but we know Colby's never been taken down in a double leg. So it does tend to kind of equal themselves out and I'm not really to give anybody that's only had two matches against unreal components, the nod over the troop number one contender, but it all fairness, that's probably the match. And Kamaru Usman wait on that about two hours ago. Dana White had made a comment that chemia versus burns will be a number one contendership. Then the champ spoke up and he said, not so fast. This guy's got my attention when I got to deal with them. I'll be ready for him. However, I need to see him beat two guys that are ranked within the top ten. That's fair. And if that does hold up and gets the bump on Gilbert, which he's favored to do, I think that does make the Covington chimayo match all that more likely and possibly only Colby's only route back to a Kamaru Usman championship fight. Let me throw this in there because we're talking about the right guy. We're talking about the top guys we're talking about. The guys don't want to talk about Covington. All right, but let me ask about Masvidal. 37 years old made a lot of money in the last couple of years. You know, you had that first flight rules, but we had data white over barrel a little bit where the opponent fell out because of COVID at the last minute. They needed a big name. He was able to get a pretty damn good number from what we want to understand. Rightfully so, you guys should make all the money in the world. When you guys get in the ring and it's a chance you don't come out of that octagon. Definitely the same as your wedding. So you can't get enough money. That's just the way I feel. And I feel the same way my sports about the boxes. But here he is, Masvidal. He's lost two fights in a row. Convincingly is 37 years old. He's made a lot of money, where does he go from here? And before I leave it to start with you, chill. I do it and if tell me what more, I thought that there was a lot of guys he could still beat that, you know, he was good enough, but there's certain guys he probably can. But there's a lot of good fights out or fights out there that he can still win. I didn't feel like it's the end of the line. Off the cliff, that's it. I didn't feel that way. I just felt that he was in there with a guy who's special. You'll fields. One of the greatest things that Dana White has ever done. And I've never heard him get credit for it. We'll give it to him now. But one of the great things that he ever did is within our sport, he made losing acceptable. In the sport of boxing, if you lose a fight, you're not going to be a man of end. If you lose, you'll never fight for a championship if you lose 5 fights. You are a bum, and that is how they'll remember you. In this sport, the one thing that Colby and Masvidal had in front of their sold out main event spot of T mobile arena. They both were coming off losses. In all fairness, the biggest star on our sports Conor McGregor, I've lost track of how many losses he's had in a row. The second is George manswell. He's lost three in a row and the third is Nate Diaz, who's batting 500 in all fairness and MMA for whatever reason, but it's a very good thing when iron is on iron when we know guys are risking it and guys are only taking on the best. It's okay if they come in second and I really think as far as Mazda all goes, be in the sports second biggest draw to put them in there with Conor McGregor, who's the sports biggest draw makes all the sense in the world. I even think I've got the weekend. Let's do it in July and international fight week. I love that. Wow. Wow. I'm real close. Maybe you insert a Nate Diaz in there, but I think we're down to those file three who's going to headline that show. I think it's got great options. And don't forget with this new lucrative contract. All that contract and all that money means is he will be returning to a main event, which means he needs to get himself in 5 round shape and he can start right now. And I think he needs to get himself into a little bit of controversy. That's kind of the weird spot that Masvidal is in. He can still beat a lot of guys in the division. He absolutely can, but it's got a matter for the paycheck that he's getting, the UFC does not, they're not just going to stick him in the queue and start fighting people that nobody knows. It's going to be big names. They're going to be tough fights. And I'm going to steal one of chills ideas from the weekend. I like him in there with the Diaz brother, but I think Nick Diaz is probably the bigger draw right now. I don't necessarily know if that's the route that anybody's going to go. But that's got a built in storyline. If I build itself, he already beat Nick's little brother, you know Masvidal is going to rub that in his face as many times as he possibly can. I would have never thought about that, chill brought it up over the weekend. I thought it was a fantastic idea, but those are the kind of storylines and fights that mask but I was going to have to be in because he's got to justify that big paycheck he's getting. You think that they'll put Nick in. I thought that Nick and his last fight looked like he couldn't care less like he didn't want to be there. I was shocked at the performance. And even worse than that, is the reason Nick looked that way is because he had a long layoff. So our prediction, Anthony and I were both at agreement here that Nick's gonna get a quick turnaround. It's been the opposite. Nick has been radio silent. Dana weighed in at one time was about two months ago in Dana said, and I quote, I don't know if Nick Diaz is ever gonna fight again. Generally, if you're Nick or you're Nick's manager or trainer, you come out and you stop that narrative, you say yes, we are. But Nick lived with it. He went very quiet, so I do think that's a tough one. I think that's a massive fight. I think it makes sense. And I think the fans were would get behind it. I don't know that I'm bullish that it's going to happen. And Mazda isn't a very unique spot. And it's only Mazda and Connor and Nate Diaz that live in this little island that does not matter who they fight next. In boxing they say, the only two guys that could draw on their own was Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya. I think you need to amend that list and add Floyd Mayweather to it. But in all fairness, in our sports pretty much the same unless you're caught unless you're Mazda unless you're Nate Diaz. It turns out they're all in the same weight class. Let's start getting those matchups going and start having a lot of fun over here in the world of MMA. I think they're going to make Nate and Connor on Nate and Dustin. I'm here in that room. That could be. Let me just go off track a little bit here. Maybe it's more than a little bit. I don't know. What do you think about in Ghana and fury? And before I let you go, chill,.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

05:59 min | 9 months ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"Welcome to the fight with teddy Atlas presented by dynamic striking. I'm Ken ride out, joined as always by the voice of MMA and today two very good this time we actually do have the voices of MMA. I was going to say we have the fists of MMA, the real deal here. I'm joined as always by the legend teddy Atlas, and today's special guest, the bad guy himself, chill, Sonnen, and always say, call Anthony one of the nicest guys in the sport. Anthony Smith, welcome to the show, guys. It's great to meet you guys. Thank you. Yeah, thanks for having us. Yeah, for once. We really do have the voices of MMA instead of just jesting a little bit with me. But I'm so glad you guys are here. I'm Jesus berkel, which is obviously I'm still in Vegas. You guys got back home. Finally, audience can actually get a breakdown of an Emma MMA fight, a UFC fight to be exact. By real experts, my guys that actually know the in and outs of the whole universe of this sport, not just the striking part. Let me start before I chuck it to you guys. Let me start by giving my backdrop of what I expected. And again, I worked the ESPN, which you guys over the weekend. What I expected going in to a fight where Mazda door was at three to one underdog. And full disclosure, full transparency is always because honesty is obviously important if you want an audience to pay attention to your weekend and week out. I picked Masvidal. I thought it was I told you getting a good number at three to one and I reminded myself that you should never go by the odds. Either the guy is better is not the odds should never influence you to say, I'm going to make a play over here. You know, because one of our sponsors is my bookie. So we try to give the audience some kind of idea. And then, of course, sometimes I think maybe the audience has a little too much money. So I give them my idea. So we can safely some of that off. For tax purposes, of course. But I'm not blaming it on the three to one that edged me that way. I actually thought that Masvidal being in a position, obviously he's coming off of that devastating loss. I thought that was legacy for his pride. And then listening forward pride and everything. And I'm not at all suggesting it. But I just thought that for redemption purposes that he would be at his best, if he could still be at his best at 37, quite frankly. And I thought that you have a chance to control the geography of the ring. Geography of the octagon of the gate. On the outside, not alone this great great wrestler, great grappler Covington, get to his legs, make this shoot. Maybe even do a little of that creative stuff that they were asking. Although big difference as good was not near the striker that Covington is. All right, I get it. But I thought maybe Covington would make a mistake. He could get on to, you know, go for a little bit of maybe a trap, get him to reach a little bit, catch him with an uppercut, catch him maybe with another fly and he like he did ask him, but the most important thing was I thought that he could get a playing field. He being mad for the, that allowed him to strike more than get taken down. And I thought that his ace in a hole is Trump called again. Was that he was very good at escaping takedowns. Or surviving takedowns. Any proved to be. The only thing he didn't escape them somewhat. She survived them. And I didn't register in how much energy it would take them out to survive. So again, I thought that it might get a playing field where he could use the chip, uses lights a little bit, control the outside, strike more than survive. And have a chance to pull it off. I was so wrong, and here's the question to open up to you guys. Was I wrong because Covington was on the rated as a strike that I shouldn't, I should have recognized how good a striker. Well, did I overrate? Masvidal. As a striker, I mean, what happened? You start with challenge and we'll go to Anthony. Okay, it gets a little bit tricky. If you were to assess Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal prior to the fight and you came to the conclusion that Mazda was the better of the tube fires. I think you came to the right conclusion. Mazel has more experience. He has a better understanding. We do martial arts a lot of times under a belt system. Mazda would be an absolute black belt and Colby would be closer to Brown in terms of knowledge and mastering certain techniques, but it's the intangibles, guys. It's the pace. It's the volume. Colby's not doing everything right, but boy, he's doing 6 to one. Georgia has won beautiful jab. He's cross blocking the shoulders, everything's right. Colby's throwing four of this big mess, but the best defense is a good offense. So when you talk about taking George off the field or taking his tools off, it wasn't just the wrestling. It was just Colby being in his face. Colby coming across ray Colby throwing things out of making George reactive. George just reacting. He's not coming forward. That's what Colby knows so well to everybody..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

"Thank you've made the changes that you need to make in order to win the fight and in truth. The fight doesn't even become close. That's difficult you start to question whether your talent level is good enough whether you're training is good enough whether you can ever get back to the level that you've wants work but what i hear after the ryan span fi is a fighter. That's confident in who. He is a fighter that feels like he's gotten his groove and a fighter that can now look back at the rockets. Find say you know what. I kind of see what i did wrong there. I've correct some things. I think it's time to get that opportunity again. And he knows that. Now we're both to top fighters in his division. Oh and by the way the dude standing at the top of the light heavyweight division is no longer to king is no longer a guy. That's run through everybody. It's no longer a legend. It's a guy who we know through. His career has been very beatable. Here is my chance. And so i love this about fighting that you get to call out who you want and like he said. Hey man merry christmas to me because it seems like alexander rockets wants to fight as well. Yeah he does. Rockets was immediately accepting. Oh anthony smith and that's what you gotta do when you get be in your on a downturn you go back you fix things you get the ship going in the right direction and you head back down the path of chasing down the championship. Now what you don't see very often is a lot of people. Say that last guy that beat me is the one that i want to beat in order to propel myself. That's that's crazy. That seems as though it's crazy right you would seem to want to be away from that guy. Right is what anthony smith is. Listen minutes and og gene. Dues fought over fifty times. And he's not even his mid thirties early thirties. The dude is a savage and he's an og smart. I worked with him at the desk at times. Anthony smith the very smart guy in regards to fighting breaking doll. fighting stomach. factory acts is a very good team. Does this sound familiar. You've got one device that lets you catch the game live another that. Lets you stream your favorite shows..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

"You throw a flag. The thing that i kept thinking about those seeing anthony smith after the fight and seeing his emotion and seeing that he had actual anger. Does that affect you in a fight when a guy like ryan span talks about you in a guy like ryan span makes it personal. Can't you get amped up or or can you forget your game plan or is it hard to actually focus and execute that way and then when you do execute do you feel the right to get in their face and let them know about well. It's real. it's so real in regards to do motion now for me. I always saw better. When i didn't try to let the emotions get you deep into a fight because with jones was bad but anthony smith was well within his right and ryan. You talked about the nfl talking room bro. It's crazy but it's not even just hey ryan. These dudes can't celebrate digging ryan my ten year old son. I let him watch the old school video game. We always play with. Y'all could dance all right. My ten year old son has gotten his team fifteen in two weeks yard because they celebrate like if you would right out there dancing because that's what football is supposed to be it is today. It's crazy how strict they are in regard top people acting. I'm glad that the ufc doesn't try to fall in line and penalize a guy for being a motion like anthony. Smith was mon- saturday night but honestly the emotion comes from not only winning the guy that you don't like but if you go back in rwanda year anthony. Smith was avid some real trouble. Not only inside. The octagon would is fighting but just truly trying to understand where his career was golan right so let's take it back a year. See and this is what anthony smith had to say after he lost to alexander records. I don't know..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

08:38 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Yeah but they're coming. They're coming down on the bench. Chose is one of those those. I don't know. I don't know who are big inspiration was but i felt like she was kind of that. Those those new ronda rousey move missile all the fight when she was like nine or twelve or something i know she went to the gym and she is just one of those women. I think hanson's one of those two things. He's better than kate hansen. But just one of those there were just. This is what they wanted to do ever since they were like a young teenager twenty two. She looked amazing tonight. Yeah just blown away. I knew how good rookie and was. And that was the show showcased vice. Oh that was awesome but exciting for an blanchfield. And yeah can't wait. She's she's actually. She's what what was trying to say. Who macy barbara was. I think his arab lands. Macy bar was kind of just wanna build up like this. You know she's going to be the john jones. John jones of flyweight division. But i think she's more on that route than than ufc typing. No isn't giving her that. Same kind of hype. And i think she deserves it rather than maybe we'll say there's a few twenty five right now. That are making bannon fiero. She's a little bit older. But casey o.'neil twenty-three about stern twenty four and i get aaron blanchfield so the future's bright one twenty five cal pennington for mine not just because oh that whole fight flew under the radar but then just hearing the stories of her getting covert and being on a freaking respirator. Things i had no idea that she was battling and then to come back in you know. Have that grimy performance against Pans out who has been on a nice run that that was was an impressive performance and then hearing sort of the back story of how she got to that fight and i was flying under the radar anyways but sieber cal go in there and perform the way that she did super impressed with her so she would be my six player award winner. So there you go we got some Some compelling questions. We'll take a few meaning we try to so. I will just point out. One comment. That i saw from mr ed k. Who said aka you make pigs stab bat again. And you're being relegated one letter. Don't wanna let her out. Acknowledge this person i. I'm kidding i love. i love all the commentators. I love all the commenters you can. You can today or at a k. But that's what's at stake now. How how likely is rutan's next. Fight against the winner of dan hooker versus nasrat hack passed or will he face another unranked opponent. Now ak you. And i are going to have this discussion onto the next one tomorrow and i have for this and i'm going to save that for then but sean what do you think. Do you think sarokin will get the winner by by the way. We don't even know if dan hookers gonna make it's that bite at this point at that gives visa issues a very public right now. Hopefully monday fingers crossed can get vegas by thursday s. We have rough fight week for that man. But would you throw sarokin the winner of hooker and hack or would you. Would you go a different direction after that performance tonight. If it's up to me. I liked that i liked that fight. I think actually arm and that was one thing. I even forgot to mention when i was talking about arms. He sort of did the legwork early right like he sort of planted those seeds coming into this fight so he already had it set up to where dan's like legitimately kind of upset at him and like actually wants to fight him which that's the biggest hurdle of all when you get to these really deep divisions is convincing ranked guy to give you the shot when you're when you're not there when you're sort of on that periphery of the division. So i would love that. I think dan hooker has has had a really crazy slate of top contender. Fights really tough tough fights against the best guys in the division and he is due for the very similar. Like anthony smith esq. Hey come back to the back of the line. Work your way back up by a couple of these up and comers and then we'll give you another top five guy like to me if he beats nazaret even if he loses like i would absolutely love to to see that fight feels like a proper escalation for armand to me while not really messing with dan's trajectories. Well actually like the casey I i hope it's a hooker fight. I hope This is all the assumption hooker gets in gets in the country fine and makes wait fine or whatever that's another thing but Yeah Hopes in bites. I had of him. that's all. yeah. I think we're i think we're done with the building him up. I think this this is a big highlight. they needed. You know they gotta yeah. It's the last little push before. He's he's gone. He's running at this point to finish got it and iago's was had three five winning streak heading into the fight to so this again. This next cashman. This next question might seem kind of crazy. But i don't know is jake paul versus yoel. Romero apostle match should now be considering both showtime. Just ak your. Yeah you hells. Yeah you put you put that on the poster and it sells itself. Oh my god you put it on his that forty four year old honest glistening. That's the that's it sold. Imagine facing off going. Oh god promos. Go give me like a table. Read where. It's ariel in the middle in jake paul and eulogised grunting and saying one word answers the entire time earn him dead and the is like i'm so in on that that'll get five million views tomorrow down respect to jake. Paul jake take that fight that you might see my only issue with the question is it shouldn't be considering the matchup that we should now be hoping for because then resounding yes this is this is what is should be next or no. I mean look. There's a lot of good matchups for for jake paul. His team has him and his team have done a really good job of picking their opponents of far. I do think romero might be a little bit of a bridge too far. But i also don't i honestly i don't i wouldn't romera would kill him. This is where we are with no experience. Now jason fight right. He could versus that cuban boxing who knows i just i i just thought question was like oh let me think about this house. It up there in the universe. Let's let's be responsible for this. This possible opponent. That could put the fear of god into j just in the pre man like all of us have been. I would imagine that media days with yoel romero. Then dude is the most intimidating human being to speak to ever. It's just crazy. We talked to professional cage fighters for a living. And i think. I've never been as scared as i just talked to you over barrel such an intimidating dude. I'm like i'm thank god. This is a scrum. 'cause i i don't know if i can handle one on one i'll talk to one hundred without feeling me. Want to see the enersen fight. I wanna see the anderson. Jake paul fight. That's the pure semi. But sean you sold me area on the middle those to the table top right right and you all just staring a hole through the crazy is the whole time lucky be he knocks out your well and then maybe you know worrying but i'll has to join in you know. Oh well my fellow cuban. Yeah my fellow human omega on the. He can't do the fight but he can be the ballet. You know he can be right there. You know i mean we can just go full circus and do mas- vidal romero tag team. They switched every round. First round around. Romero we're getting them both leader logan. Yeah and the books yes. We should absolutely be considering that fight. Be more comments hybrid impact. Eighty davis is boring. You don't know him. A mixed for a reason. As case like i say it is the mixing of the martial arts philby mixes those martial arts and does it very effectively so yes. Hybrid impact eighty three. I'm what i don't like to go as far as say if you don't appreciate a or you don't know emma may i always feel. It's a little strong. But i would say you're you're maybe have may have somewhat myopic view of at least as far as what you find entertaining and again we all love ramsbotham stuff..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"Get aaron blanchfield so the future's bright one twenty five cal pennington for mine not just because oh that whole fight flew under the radar but then just hearing the stories of her getting covert and being on a freaking respirator. Things i had no idea that she was battling and then to come back in you know. Have that grimy performance against Pans out who has been on a nice run that that was was an impressive performance and then hearing sort of the back story of how she got to that fight and i was flying under the radar anyways but sieber cal go in there and perform the way that she did super impressed with her so she would be my six player award winner. So there you go. We got some Some compelling questions. We'll take a few billion we try to so I'll just point out. One comment that i saw from mr ed k. Who said aka you make pigs stab bat again. And you're being relegated one letter. Don't wanna let her acknowledge this person i. I'm kidding i love. i love all the commentators. I love all the commenters you can. You can today or at a k. But that's what's at stake now. How how likely is rutan's next. Fight against the winner of dan hooker versus nasrat hack passed or will he face another unranked opponent. Now ak you. And i are going to have this discussion onto the next one tomorrow and i have for this and i'm going to save that for then but sean what do you think. Do you think sarokin will get the winner by by the way. We don't even know if dan hookers gonna make it's that bite at this point at that gives visa issues a very public right now. Hopefully monday fingers crossed can get vegas by thursday s. We have rough fight week for that man. But would you throw sarokin the winner of hooker and hack or would you. Would you go a different direction after that performance tonight. If it's up to me. I liked that i liked that fight. I think actually arm and that was one thing. I even forgot to mention when i was talking about arms. He sort of did the legwork early right like he sort of planted those seeds coming into this fight so he already had it set up to where dan's like legitimately kind of upset at him and like actually wants to fight him which that's the biggest hurdle of all when you get to these really deep divisions is convincing ranked guy to give you the shot when you're when you're not there when you're sort of on that periphery of the division. So i would love that. I think dan hooker has has had a really crazy slate of top contender. Fights really tough tough fights against the best guys in the division and he is due for the very similar. Like anthony smith esq. Hey come back to the back of the line. Work your way back up by a couple of these up and comers and then we'll give you another top five guy like to me if he beats nazaret even loses like i would absolutely love to to see that fight feels like a proper escalation for armand to me while not really messing with dan's trajectories. Well actually like the casey I i hope it's a hooker fight..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Then somebody in organizing uk off and anthony smith at the same time with just starting to this is before light heavy with lightweight moves so it was kind of just started still get his footing in his second. Run the of c. But i remember interviewing him thinking like this guy like get some winds and strings and wins together. He really could be a star and i mean the around. We have some bias when we interview anybody. We kinda like you know. There's a bit of a rooting for them. But there was something special about him. And and i was really surprised at like The guy who was such a veteran. And i'm like he should be. This is the guy he should journeyman. But there was a spark there and And i'm like man if he actually gets them west together and gets a run going. This is a guy who's going to be a name. And i never thought he'd compete for a title. That was completely surprising. But there's i think anyone who has injuried feels the same way that it's like. Wow there's he's different like this. This guy is different and and one of those special special athletes never made a hands. It just remember. Anthony is only one person here who picked ryan span in that alexander. Kaley all right. Let's who's who remembers these things. Remember when i was you bring that up. I was the big fights. I picked romero i scan and antic devin clark you watch. This is the man. I'm the only one who is like on record publicly with people all the time and they only remember when you're wrong guy. Remember your credit when you're right and as you just gotta show every what's happening right now ak is like okay. I know the nfl ugly cry ugly cry right so real quick. We'll take a couple of questions but goodwin for smith yakuts alaba goodwin. Lipsky needed that one really badly armand rookie on good lord where performance my goodness. No case fight love. It lived up. Lived up to that to be. He needed a finnish. He needed a performance like that. He got it. Nate maintenace with an incredible comeback win and then walking buckley with another incredible comeback winning. Because i thought he was losing entire fight until he got the knockout. So sean let's begin with you because this is one of those cards where it was very top heavy. There are a lot of competitive fights there couple of names that were very interested in if you had to choose like a sixth player award like your mba fan a six player award for this car like the under the radar star of vegas thirty seven. Who would you pick and why under the radar. That's a good question. I mean ultimately you might be one guy. You just mentioned. Which is our sarokin. I think i'm probably butchering the last name right. But my god man like that dude is gonna be a problem in this. Ucla division for years to come like. I am absolutely full on believer. At this point we even saw with his debut against islam market. Jeff where he kind of gave islam surprisingly competitive fight. And it's like. I should have been the first sign to a lot of people like what this guy could actually be but he is just looked like a monster sense and really the whole problem so far with with his you'll see careers he just hasn't been finishing people right and then come in today. In what was kind of a showcase fight like you mentioned the odds. I love it when the does is they. Don't do it nearly enough in my mind. Let these kind of prospects get these kind of showcase fights because that's what we get when you do that when you make that book and you get him looking outrageously good knocking this guy out and two in less than two and a half minutes and now who isn't excited does the rookie and really work. His way. up the ranks right like he is absolutely my star. This car in terms of underrated fighters coming in. And i cannot wait to see where he is where he sort of lands next in the lightweight division because this division stacked. It's always one of the most talent rich divisions in the entire sport. But right now when you got hunger young killers like him coming up. I love it absolutely love it. Yeah him into poor air. Two guys who could who could fight for titles to poison won't obviously at featherweight. But those are two guys who you gotta keep an eye on. So ak who is yours. Who is your six player award for thirty seven. I i don't know i. I mean i will definitely say she was flying into the because it feels like her fight. Now was actually. I was just say feels like her fight. Pie wasn't what six or seven hours ago. Now aaron blanchfield aaron blanchfield one of the one of the biggest betting favorite though so it's not like people don't know about her but she's what twenty two years old. She's amazingly accomplished already. She wants vice in invicta. She won a very she started. She lost a very close fight to tracy cortege local. You should have one so. She should be undefeated. She almost could've won an invicta title. She had a fight for vacant title against program zola's enforcing pro got Cove in nineteen so that why which just cancelled and then air blanchfield got the call up anyway so she just never got that. Chance to fight for an invicta title feel like two would have been favored in the program satisfied and Have had a good chance to win. But an amazing grapplers. She's a black belt at age. Twenty two she got a star. Making performance at one of those b is one of those eddie bravo invitationals. I got everybody talking about her. And then huge head kick in victoria leonardo. She's hit like all these you know we always talk about. When if someone's coming up as stars you gotta hit all these checkmark. So it's like okay. She had this big groping tournament. She won it can get a highlight finish. You gotta highlight finish invicta for major promotion. And then okay. What about her. Ufc debut scholars this hype behind her complete domination. She didn't get to finish but again. I think sarah alpar tougher than people are gonna are gonna realize her own to record. Says she's got herself some really tough fights for. Uc fights and also blanchfield is the real deal. I mean this is someone who will be a world title contender. I'll be shocked if she doesn't compete for usa title Sometime in the next two years. Hopefully they can. They can do a slow burn. And we're not even talking about until two twenty twenty three but air blanchfield lived up to the hype. Big time so anyone who May not have caught. The i i you fights of the of the early prelims i would definitely recommend. Please go check out the blanchard alpar fight. If you wanna see someone who's really young and really lived up to the hype Great performance dude. She threw like three hundred. strikes landed. Like one hundred of them with over she got up and leisurely walk to the to the physician was like i'm cool rats. Her nickname is cold blooded. And she's like so level all the time like an interviews again post fight interviews she rarely. It's almost scary. It's a it's a little scary. It's almost like the guy in that. That was that free solo. I think she might have that same. Honestly she might have that same condition he has because she just never rarely shows that kind of extreme emotion. It's it's really scary. Took yours casey. But do you get a was i. I can't i can even add more to dance. Yeah she's just i. I'm excited that she's a. She's a flyweight. Are we the problem. Kinko's ahead of everyone else. Right now flyweight. I think people kinda fans media to i think the ufc general kind of crap on the flyweight division ship. Jingle never gets a main event for pay per view because there's no no compelling challenger banks. Yeah but they're coming. They're coming down on the bench. Chose is one of those those. I don't know. I don't know who are big inspiration was.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"So bad he had like a run in with dark brunson and elevator and like brunson shunned him like these bits of. Hey what's up derek. Dark just like giggled atom and anthony smith just like unloaded on him and from that point for it. I was like. I have to see it that he spent by dark. Bronze many moved up to five. We never got to see it but that was classes. Probably five or six years ago when the conversation when anthony was on the The post show with a brian woodley and job He said something you. Everyone is against me. They didn't believe me. Entire willie was like we thought you were going to win tonight and entire goes by get it. You need that chip on your shoulder. That's what motivates you and usually. I'm kind of like fighters is dan. i think. sometimes it's overblown but like i really enjoy time. Willie just looking at goes. Oh i and i understand what you're saying i. all of. He was a favourite. I picked anthony smith to win but he still needs that. You know that chip. They don't believe me they suck. And i love it as love it all the first big interview. I did when i joined them may fighting team. That's been four years ago now Before after the sanchez win. Before the ahead of the actor lombardo fight and i remember again this is. I'm still nobody. But i was really nobody back..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"They're just weird. That's all was just about anthony. Smith course anthony smith when he came back to the sea after originally getting cut from the people people forget that he was in the. You've got cut me. He came he he kind came over from the strike. The ufc for one fight once. I lost my knee bar. In the first round. I remember watching. I remember him losing roger gracie on the very final strikeforce card and then no surprised he came over and he lost his first one. You've see uc released them. And then he loses his first fight in the regional circuit to so for ninety nine percent of professional fighters. You're done you might buy originally for a while but as far as getting to the you know the big show you know the the ufc or in any big promotion. You're pretty much done. i would say basal. He worked his way back and when he came back i remember he he did he actually loses. I fight back when his first return one. Okay you wanted and then you lost his second bite to for my memory. Andrew danjus is a great comeback by still when he was at one eighty five and i talked to him off camera and i told him it's like i gotta tell you man like i thought you were done. I thought you were done i. I'm really impressed by what he was saying. You know you've heard me talk about how how. how just how. His honesty just comes out. I talked to him and then he looked at me he said told i so imprisonment. Just keep it up. And he looked at me he goes dude. I and he said this sounds bad but he says i'm just too dumb to give up. That's all i'm just dumb. You know and i said in a very straight guys are very meaningful love away. I understood what he meant and like. I'm just i. I love the anthony smith story. I'm so happy for that guy. I don't know him. i just watch his interviews. We've interviewed couple of times. You know whatever so. Yeah i'm just. I love anthony this story and if he gets a couple more wins. The the problem is i. I wanna believe in the more. I just don't think he's a top five heavyweight but man he's so good and i just love his story. I'm happy i'm happy he's unhappy. He's happy making the money. He's happy i'm happy. He's happy doing tv stuff. And he's a feel good story and i saw the tweet. I just hope fans appreciate him. That's all he's an he's unique character and yeah i love it. And he's genuine real life. Every time i come away from it just being so impressed within as a human. It's pretty wild and he gets it too. I remember when he fought reshad before the fight. He's he's he's talking to. I'm gonna beat rashad. But as soon as i beat him. Everyone's gonna say you beat up an old guy you even guy and sure enough. People said that he's ready for that. And i'll beat russia and now move onto the next one like he. He sees incredibly self-aware. He's silverware. good dude. The only time i've ever heard him like cut he'll promo now. This wasn't a he'll pro but just a really angry. Promo was the first time. I interviewed him is right. It was right after. He beat leonardo cameras in his first fight back with the ufc and we talked about his whole story. It was just blown away and he told me the story as well. Who do you wanna fight like this anybody in this division. You wanna fight. like who is. He wanted to fight dark brown. So bad he had like a run in with dark brunson and elevator and like brunson shunned him like these bits of. Hey what's up derek. Dark just like giggled atom and anthony smith just like unloaded on him and from that point for it. I was like. I have to see it that he spent by dark bronson many moved up to five. We never got to see it but that was classes probably five or six years ago when the conversation when anthony was on the The post show with a brian woodley and Job on He said something you. Everyone is against me. They didn't believe me. Entire willie was like we thought you were going to win tonight. And the entire goes by. Get it you need that chip on your shoulder. That's what motivates you know usually. I'm kind of like fighters is dan. i think. sometimes it's overblown but like i really enjoy time. Willie just looking at goes. Oh i and i understand what you're saying i. all of. He was a favourite. I picked anthony smith to win but he still needs that. You know that chip. They don't believe me they suck. And i love it as love it all the first big interview. I did when i joined them may fighting team. That's been four years ago now Before after the sanchez. Win before the ahead of the lombardo. Fight and i remember again this is. I'm still nobody. But i was really nobody back..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"There's certainly holes that you see expose and reasons to think this guy you know. Fix them some things up. But he's clearly still good enough to beat a certain tier of competition and beat them but l. classroom. This is three first round finishes now including the recruit injury so yeah. It's not unreasonable. At all that he'd been fighting for a title is that the number one choice is the number one choice for a lot of fans out there. Maybe not but again the way this guy fights finishes people. He's kind of taking that choice out of other people's hands and he's put it back in his own hands. And that's what's great about right real real quick one of the thing too. I wanna add just to follow up on that. Do what i find. Most impressive about his whole story at this point in particular is just like you look back maybe like four or five years ago right when he first started at the smith really. I started coming up in the ether and we started being aware of who he was in his name in the anticipating fights and he was winning those fights but he was winning those fights in such a different fashion than he's winning. Now right like you go back to the andrew sanchez. the hector lombard. All of these fights where he's getting his ass kicked for basically the entirety of it and then his just as heart really them through in the final minutes or any polls off some late comeback or something like that. That's not always winning anymore. Like you look at these last three. All three of them first round finishes in all three of them just thorough in their domination. And even like you said ak the first couple of rounds of Sherifi which also very thorough in anthony's favor like he has really become a complete fighter under our noses in. It's so much fun to watch compared to where he was just even three or four years ago. Casey your thoughts and the main event in one thing that kinda drowsy a little crazy. And i'm glad anthony smith gets the main events in the in the money and stuff but return to the matches hit so much harder when people in the arena doesn't knock ac. I mean good. Lord came out for the jimmy crude fight. It woke me up. I was ready to go. I was like yes fans. This is awesome. This tremendous to hear it. Come out in the apex. It's just not the same when eighteen people are clapping for you like it's not the same. I honestly our i kind of miss either. Do know fans or i kind agreement dana on this either fans or kind of or at least half capacity or something and it was like fifteen people. They're just weird. That's all was just about anthony. Smith anthony smith when he came back to the sea after originally getting cut from the people people forget that he was in the. You've got cut me. He came he he of came over from the strike trailing ufc for one fight once. I lost my knee bar. In the first round. I remember watching. I remember him losing roger gracie on the very final strikeforce card and then no surprised he came over and he lost his first one. Usc uc released them and then he loses his first fight in the regional circuit to so for.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

07:49 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Anthony smith closed the show with a first round submission win over ryan span. This is one way traffic from start to finish. Have these books tremendous and we didn't get to really hear first half of his post fight interview with michael things but he was fired up. Called alexander rackets seems like racquet zinn for that and i think we gotta fight bruin for maybe december probably in a main event of a fight. Night carts or sean will begin with you. Anthony smith this guy as we talked about on our preview show he's experienced the highest highs the lowest of lows not just the fcc but all around the country around the world's doing the damn thing for a long time to see this guy you know in tough spots couple bad losses comeback win three in a row the way he has. What are your thoughts on lionheart. What he's been doing what he did tonight to ryan spin man. I mean i just what a unique cat. He is right like what unique character he is for his. I think casey maybe you said something about this tonight. Of just how unique. His road has been and sort of everything that he's gone through and it the honesty that sort of brings to all of it right like he always feels like very genuine when he's speaking. I absolutely adore. Would he has been able to do over the last year. He they keep throwing him. These tough tough up and comers and he's not complaining and he just keeps beaten them back with a ferocity and with an ease. That is just consistently impressive like tonight. It was absolutely fantastic and at this point he has now five first round finishes since two thousand eighteen as time with luke gave for the most in the afc during that stretch and he just quietly goes about his business and does this sort of thing man like there were talking about today on the broadcast about him growing into the light heavyweight division and like the actual size that he's been gaining things like that and you can really tell like he was shown tonight like what he has done over the past year and change since he lost that really terrible fight against wreckage coming back against all these young comers building his body up to this division just taking on these challenges and doing it in a workmanlike fashion but also just on the side really still improving like we call them such a veteran right out fifty two fights or something like that but he still gets better every time we see him out there. He's tough as all nails. And i just love the chip that he's carrying on his shoulder right now like the saltiness and we saw it come out right after he won because he's absolutely right he still doesn't get that respect for whatever reason it is and i wonder if a large part of it is just the record of you see some a guy with sixteen losses. You kind of assume he's probably not you know one of the best in the world but it's just that record is so deceiving because so many of those losses were so much earlier in his career. He was a different person back then. He deserves so much more respect than he gets in this light-heavyweight division he genuinely at this point is probably like one win away from really fighting for that title against whoever comes out of that mix. I absolutely love it and i love that. He booked his next fight. Indicates basically with that reimagined racket. I thought it was a ten out of ten night for anthony. Anthony spoke out agree and aka. Wh what's funny about this. People look at the wreckage fight. And i feel like that was the big downfall. Dow's the one where you have to look in the mirror. In readjusted a lot of people look at the glove to share a fight but a lot of people forget that and the i like eight minutes of that fight against glover p- people were saying like this is the best anthony smith. We've seen like the way. He was thrown volume and moving around a lot of quickness he just got burnt himself out and then go over took over and then we remember what happened after the fact. That fight should have been stopped. Should have not been stop. Who's to blame. The referee of the coaches yada yada yada. But this man just looked himself in the mirror. Got back after it and now look at them. Three wins in a row. A big fight with rackets v. Wins that like sean. Said he's a very good position especially now the john jones is no longer in the light heavyweight division. Could this guy be fighting for a title in the next year. Is this possible. Could we be seeing anthony. Smith fight for a light heavyweight title this by this time in twenty twenty two yup. What's not to like. He's a company man. He does broadcasting for the ufc. He finishes fights they trust him as a main inventor. he's main invented. How many. I think like unless he's on he's main invented seven fight nights in a row or something like five or six six six. That can't count seven seven flights and plus an and you'll see two thousand five. He did humane it against john john so he's also made offensive. He's a very well liked trusted name in the promotion. He's very professional. He's great on the mike when he's not swearing. I mean i don't know if you guys sleep on. Espn but up here. In canada his words were a little too sensitive for our sensors and we heard almost nothing but he was worked out that he was obviously very emotional. And that's another thing people like so he wears heartlessly. You got said he's honest. We we feel like we know anthony. Smith is and that's a big a big thing for the espn when they're trying to market somebody so yeah especially with john. Jones picture has mentioned There's no reason he can't be one impressive performance away from a from a title fight. It's he kind of goes with greenwich discussion. We were having before of like when guys lose fights like his losses to rocket has lost its share. We focused on the negatives refocused on. Oh man he's like you said the last three rounds of the fight with the share not the first two rounds and it's like losing glittered share l class by over to share. It is not ashamed. Sharon is an elite light-heavyweight. I'd say maybe one of the ten best light heavyweights of all time. There's no shame in that rockets is up and comer. He's his way to title shot as well and john jones john john so losing to these guys not make you a bad fighter. There's certainly holes that you see expose and reasons to think this guy you know. Fix them some things up. But he's clearly still good enough to beat a certain tier of competition and beat them but l. classroom. This is three first round finishes now including the recruit injury so yeah. It's not unreasonable. At all that he'd been fighting for a title is that the number one choice is the number one choice for a lot of fans out there. Maybe not but again the way this guy fights finishes people. He's kind of taking that choice out of other people's hands and he's put it back in his own hands. And that's what's great about right real real quick one of the thing too. I wanna add just to follow up on that. Do what i find. Most impressive about his whole story at this point in particular is just like you look back maybe like four or five years ago right when he first started at the smith really. I started coming up in the ether and we started being aware of who he was in his name in the anticipating fights and he was winning those fights but he was winning those fights in such a different fashion than he's winning. Now right like you go back to the andrew sanchez. the hector lombard where he's getting his ass kicked for basically the entirety of it and then his just as heart really them through in the final minutes or any polls off some late comeback or something like that. That's not always winning anymore. Like you look at these last three. All three of them first round finishes in all three of them just thorough in their domination. And even like you said ak the first couple of rounds of Sherifi which also very thorough in anthony's favor like he has really become a complete fighter under our noses in. It's so much fun to watch compared to where he was just even three or four years ago. Casey your thoughts and the main event in one thing that kinda drowsy a little crazy. And i'm glad anthony smith gets the main events in the in the money and stuff but return to the matches hit so much harder when people in the arena doesn't knock ac. I mean good. Lord came out for the jimmy crude fight. It woke me up. I was ready to go. I was like yes fans. This is awesome. This tremendous to hear it. Come out in the apex. It's just not the same when eighteen people are clapping for you like it's not the same. I honestly our i kind of miss either. Do know fans or i kind of agreement. Dana on this either fans or kind of or at least half capacity or something and it was like fifteen people..

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"Anthony smith closed the show with a first round submission win over ryan span. This is one way traffic from start to finish. Have these books tremendous and we didn't get to really hear first half of his post fight interview with michael things but he was fired up. Called alexander rackets seems like racquet zinn for that and i think we gotta fight bruin for maybe december probably in a main event of a fight. Night carts or sean will begin with you. Anthony smith this guy as we talked about on our preview show he's experienced the highest highs the lowest of lows not just the fcc but all around the country around the world's doing the damn thing for a long time to see this guy you know in tough spots couple bad losses comeback win three in a row the way he has. What are your thoughts on lionheart. What he's been doing what he did tonight to ryan spin man. I mean i just what a unique cat. He is right like what unique character he is for his. I think casey maybe you said something about this tonight. Of just how unique. His road has been and sort of everything that he's gone through and it the honesty that sort of brings to all of it right like he always feels like very genuine when he's speaking. I absolutely adore. Would he has been able to do over the last year. He they keep throwing him. These tough tough up and comers and he's not complaining and he just keeps beaten them back with a ferocity and with an ease. That is just consistently impressive like tonight. It was absolutely fantastic and at this point he has now five first round finishes since two thousand eighteen as time with luke gave for the.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"There are a lot of people on that eight-man panel who don't even have phil davis in their top fifteen at light-heavyweight which is crazy to me. I have him up there but like you look at his run. Who says he's been biltmore his only real losses or the nemtsov and ryan bater like other than that dude is just out here winning and again it's headed losses to. they weren't like just. I got blown out to competitive. Awesome two of those three. Were split decisions go. He is just generally in all of these fights he's one of the best light heavyweights in the world. But again we just discount him because he's boring and that's the way it goes but Yeah i i did not get what what was doing with with matching this up. I'll tell you what man romero through a couple of front kicks that were real close to change in the entire complexion of that entire fight. That guy is just such a ninja. He was very close to land in some of those. Push kicks but ak your thoughts on this. Well i will say the one thing I don't know. I can't remember where i have phil davis ranked in my my own rankings. I'm pretty sure i haven't been there. I could be wrong. My tough dean. Yes he like. We kind of talked about this before and previewing this card. He he hasn't. He's only lost really great fighters. It just feels like he hasn't had a win over great fighter in a while. I think this is subjective. Right like how do you view. The winds over like lima giri. A linton vassell compared to like guys that are fighting in the kind of mixing up the ucla. Johnny walkers and the anthony smith and things like that. So i mean if you if just based on how you see him perform you want to say filled Like a top six. Top seven headway. I don't blame you. But i also don't blame fans who might question like the strength of schedule like romero i think is maybe like the maybe the biggest name he he had the win. Over machida as well over male maybe right now the biggest name he's beaten in a while Even though it's a guy who's not a light-heavyweight he is a middleweight. That's just returning to this division for the first time in frigging forever So th there are some news about question like his his old competition but again people who want rank them higher. I don't blame. i don't blame them at all. These lieutenant busey century. If i am well but yeah i do i. I think we just need to see him. There win big one as a. Were you know conquer that cover baiter mountain or you know. Just keep racking up wins and belts against named guys i. I do wonder how the perceptual shift. Now that he's been romero. Because i know that a lot of respect for romero's still but he is. He is a middle eight. People are suddenly saying like all maybe old now and again and as that is relevant that people said oh wasn't a boring performance which i don't think it was but you know these are all things people can am ammunition. People can use against phil davis. Unfortunately i'll saying it. All i'm saying is in two weeks when we redo are the next round of the rankings. Y'all better have davis in the top fifteen that light-heavyweight because this is ridiculous at this point that this man wasn't in you guys number ninety nine.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"Mixed martial arts blots of bikes am wow again over that. Wow what an auspicious way to begin this post fight show. This post fights show because we just wrapped up our second event tonight village tour to sixty six officially in the books. Phil davis gets the victory over all or marrow of terrific performance in my opinion and then a couple hours before that anthony smith just.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Varsha parts. Mixed martial arts have things. They're let the singing in the anime chance. Commence ladies and gentlemen because we have a lot of it tomorrow. The ufc and ballatore both had events with a lot of fights on both cards. Luckily the ballot or car lost a couple today so we have twenty six total fights to look forward to tomorrow. Ufc mega thirty seven. Fourteen of these fights are going to happen. That once headlined by anthony smith versus robin span while bella tour returns to san jose their home base for bella tour to sixty six headlined by another light-heavyweight bout between former champ phil davis welcoming the soldier of god. You'll romero to the ballot or cage. Welcome you to our live preview. Show getting you ready for this double header events. I am mike and we have a full crew here first off. We have your alexander. Kaley who loves being loved are good eight fight main card as much as the next person you're not. It's i believe it's only six fights. But i wish it was eight mike. I mean in a perfect world that would be eight and let me just say. I am so happy that i am the only beloved canadian that you guys have on these shows. It really means a lot to me that you'd never have any other canadians on here. So i'm just excited. Let's let's keep it that way forever. Right guys one canadian. I like it. You have only one canadian. Thank goodness it is six eight yesterday. I don't know what it was going to change it around. 'cause we lost one member fights but it was a yesterday and i was like ak is love and that's very now we got casey line on the ones and twos the bad sash in the media space. Good day to you. Mr casey lion. How are you wonderful doing wonderful. It's great having one canadian on the show. It's just great wonderful. It's it's great. It's great and there's no one else here right. No one else on the show correct. Actually there is what my demand back on turkey. One hundred thirty five pounds in the world one of the best singers in the world not just in fighting and i still don't understand why her phone hasn't been ringing not just for the world but maybe to get on american idol or something. But that's good news for us. Because sarah kaufman joins us shikoku and saturday face punching. Sarah are you angry guy. You guys do well. I think we're doing well. Yes we're doing much better now that you are here to keep us all online but we have a lot. We have a lot to discuss where we started. I thought i didn't know guns. We're thinking canada because apparently sarah kaufman. Can i see double-barreled. Ooh good green. I work out. yeah western. Western canada's a lawless land. I don't know what's going on out there. We have a lot to discuss. We have a lot of a lot of them. May look forward to and we're going to start with the ufc and we're going to start their special guest. Sarah because sarah anthony smith is back in action tomorrow takes on ryan span in the main event of vegas thirty-seven lionheart has made this walk fifty one times already throughout his professional career very few in the sport have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows quite like anthony smith. That's a man who's seen it all ryan span set to make his seventh. ufc appearance. I main events both guys coming off of impressive. Finishes what sticks out to you in this main event tomorrow between anthony smith and ryan spam. Yeah i mean. I think those two losses for smith the two bad ones where you know every si- like he's handing his tooth to someone else saying look at my to do come back from that. Had the past two with devin. Clark jimmy crew. I mean the that leg kick was like super kind of crazy in how the finish went in. He just stayed calm. Stayed with it and was able to to capitalize on that and then get the finish at the end of that first round. I hope that we see that of calm. Collected focused as smith again Ryan fan when he comes in he. He definitely that extra length that he has. He has so much power. But i think the overcommit sometimes I see even though i would see that span izzy vantage in the wrestling. I could see Trying to get the spike to the ground and get a finishing submission k. Spin i mean look he seems like the the up and comer against the but spans been around for awhile. He's thirties. twenty-five pro fights. Trains at forty seven may one of the best teams in the world and the ufc. Obviously something in him to give him a headline spot here. It's experience versus the hungry up and comer looking to take that next step in the ufc's light-heavyweight division. So i'm curious like in your eyes. How much does smith smits. Overall experience matter in a matchup like this. I think matters a lot. But i am. I am favoring him. I do his skill set but it certainly matters a lot like i've gotten into the bad habit of picking against anthony smith. I started taking for granted. He's obviously still a experienced. Grew a skilled fighter. Really tough i think jimmy crew would have beat him. It was a competitor fight up until the the the unfortunate injury happened jimmy crew i still think crew would have pulled that one out but but clearly it didn't look like oh he's while he's blowing anthony smith out. If that that injury hadn't happened he he obviously would've won. That was competitive. Fight dem. Clark you know another first transmission winfrey anthony spent so he's almost like in that derek brunson mold except for the fact that he he got a title shot where he's losing two other contenders and top guys thousands of rockets clover and of course jon jones but other people have not kind of manage to take his spot so he has this so from a mental aspect. He kind of knows like i. I'm still the top ten guy. I'm still this elite guy. He doesn't see guys like a. Ryan span as I mean he certainly sees his threats he started takes them seriously but i don't think any part of him that's intimidated. He said as much kind of interviews recently that ryan sort of over the top kind of proclamations and how he built up the fight. We're just like confusing to him. He does like. I don't know why this guy is coming at me so hard like this. It's not gonna work on me. I've been in over fifty. But the experience matters i mean for me that is that is smith's greatest gift i think A skilled as he is i do. That's what could make a difference. He'd be wins the way i'm leaning as i said more in spanish direction but yet you can't discount a guy who has been incredibly tough battles with better competition than ryan spanish phase. So far casey right now. According to our friends at decayed nation anthony smith.

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"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"anthony smith" Discussed on MMA Fighting

"For point for number three goes to go with jose. Young's jose young two to one great battle. Let's talk you see because jed you're wrong about one thing while bell tours putting on a fourteen fight card you have si said you know what you do. Fourteen fights ballatore. We're going to do fifteen fights we're going to fifteen fights and that's what they're doing in the last one also in the light heavyweight division anthony smith versus ryan spans. The takes a week off coming back with fifteen fights over two weeks after having a nine fight card. We're a week away from the pay per view. Ufc two sixty six. Anthony smith is always a strong test for anybody tool five. Ryan span is nine one in his last ten and exciting prospect to five. You know he's been around for awhile. Jed thoughts on this event. What do you think ryan span taking on anthony smith. I guess i lay heavyweight is just. It's a were division. I think it's worth some heavyweight which is honestly saying something like ryan span is. She's a prospect by virtue of the fact that he is a warm body atto five by c. ranks. I don't know he might be ranked. I'm maybe i even ranked him. He's that forgettable. He barely beat same. I'll last year. same halley. Not why two funds. Just the longer this. The world goes on the less good john. Jones's career folks. In retrospect to be like you are probably the best fighter we've ever seen and holy shit. You're really good at fighting man. We thought to five was good because we had this idea that like all these old people that we loved were good and now. In retrospect may and that is just a chasm of talent and and fine to five sucks So this is a fight. It might even be a fun one. Actually because anthony. Smith is is a fun fighter and ryan span can be fun. He usually wins or loses spectacularly unless he's going to a decision with same frigging alfie. So it'd be fun It just hurts my soul that this like matters in in that this fight means something But that's also why we get to have a champion jon balka. The true would never be championed in any other division and that story is very heartwarming. And awesome so hell. Yeah i guess. Let's go to five is better than most of the rest of his card at least that code for a love. How the more you talk the more. The the higher the score the main event gotcha. So that's that's a very compelling fourteen other fan fights before it so in concept it's maybe maybe the uc's if we just still them with awful for five hours he gets to the main event and they see something resembling competent like hell. Yeah that's a great fight. I leave your happy filled. Jose your thoughts on smith. V spam on saturday lot more interested in and after watching anthony interview on the anime our ryan span as we all know that noted during the promo for which was was During the he'll fight was at the darren till card. Yeah that was the last one He seemed really angry. For whatever reason anthony smith was like. Why are you so mad bro. And then he called him a nerd and dark and was like i don't know really large black scary men don't scare me. That was like half my family growing up. So i'm like wow i can't wait to see staredown because ryan's span just seems perpetually agitated by something i was also at that ryan span. Sam ali fight those the first clark. That was the first fight in the pandemic air. That was when ryan span and same alley in front of a thirty thousand seat. Empty arena jacksonville. So that fight was absolutely bizarre. I get. I give everyone on that card a little bit of a pass because of how weird that those Circumstances where leading into that fight. Anthony smith is one of those fighters that really no matter where the fight is. He can hold his own in. At least some aspects. I know he got absolutely pieced up by globe share and As into ratchet. I remember correctly but anthony smith is a very very very high level black belt on the ground and he has endless cardio and he can punch really well and kick really well so i expect him to win. I'm very excited for this fight. And there are some low key bangers on this fight card. I would from top to bottom. This card is very easily. The obvious answer for which card is best Considering half of the ballots are card is only. Oh but yeah. There's a fun fights. I don't hate the main event at gets a really good pay per view opener. If that makes sense this is anthony. Smith versus jimmy crew. Like a really fun fight. That should kick off a paper view. What is the what. I know when we say low key banger. You like to look at specific fighters but all it's got to be a fight out here men's got one fight krista jogos rules. That's why we all talk about how islam market ship is the uncrowned champion ally highway arms the rookie and made his debut against islam. Mahachi who's already had like several fights in the u. of c. And looked really good to the poor. Habib pulled him aside after the fight and it was like. You're really good fighter. And then he. He missed weight on fight island and he wanted to fight dan hooker and then that fight didn't happen now he's christo shot. Who's coming off. Well what what was his last fight these. He's admitted providence. Is sean soriano in denison. But it was like some weird joke right. It was like a bra bravo joke. Whatever was so that fight is awesome. I am so much more interested in that than any other fight on this card outside of that. They're like like walking. Buckley olympic saying a or on the same card and all of a sudden. They're in different classes. Mantell jackson is fun. Like panic cans at all of sudden is on like a really long win streak and raquel. Pennington is a name that is popular and she fought for the title so there are fun names on this card but rookie and goes. I love that fight. That is the definition of a very high level mixed martial arts contest against two fires. That probably won't be champion. But we'll always put on at least exciting fights which you got what you got I cannot cannot. jose said. That's a really good fight but going bangers and it's going to be low key. Give me impetus ogoni charleston. Harris causton harasses duties is really frigging fun Been his. he made his debut. This year might have been earlier. This year I can't remember if it was early this year late last year. Got adarsh joke He came from the warriors thing he was on this fist. Like once or twice Do just really exciting fighter. Really fun and epic. Saga is will forever be dude. Got educate By yuki buckley. And if you have the ability to get highlight reel knockout. Did like we talked earlier or my my colleague over there said you know. Being boring is a skill. Returning fights borings a skill. A more underrated skill is the ability to get knocked out spectacularly. Because he's a walking. I've said for years if anybody would ever let me run and intimate promotion. I would try and get really exciting fighters. First and the second thing i would look for is i would try to get fighters who know how to get knocked out. Because that puts the highlight reels up there and nate. He knows how to get knocked out in spectacular fashion. So i'm all for watching watching harris cuckoo. Maybe not because he's actually not a bad fighter. Maybe bad night against joking. Buckley or is a different way class. But i'm super interested in this one and.

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Teixeira batters Smith for TKO win in UFC Fight Night

Golic & Wingo

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Teixeira batters Smith for TKO win in UFC Fight Night

"Up at UFC fight night last night the light heavyweight bout Glover Teixeira scored a TKO win over Anthony Smith a minute four seconds into the fifth round before that the first two rounds Smith actually landed more significant strikes back account of seventy three to forty four after that until the TKO to Shera had the edge in significant strikes ninety four to fourteen I thought about Smith was transported to a local hospital where he told R. Ariel Helwani he had a broken nose broken orbital bone loss a couple T. R. ESPN MMA analyst jail sighed and said this fight should have been stopped ways

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How Likely Is Rob Gronkowski Vs. Jalen Ramsey Matchup In Patriots-Jaguars  Read more at: https://nesn.com/2018/09/how-likely-is-rob-gronkowski-vs-jalen-ramsey-matchup-in-patriots-jaguars/

First Things First

04:08 min | 4 years ago

How Likely Is Rob Gronkowski Vs. Jalen Ramsey Matchup In Patriots-Jaguars Read more at: https://nesn.com/2018/09/how-likely-is-rob-gronkowski-vs-jalen-ramsey-matchup-in-patriots-jaguars/

"A rematch of last year's AFC championship game between the patriots and the Jaguars. But this one with a hair more fireworks last year, Jacksonville, almost upset the pets before Tom Brady lit it up this here. Jalen Ramsey spent his off season criticizing players. He deemed overrated. He mentioned grunk. Interesting. Also, interesting. Jalen Ramsey seems confident heading into this week's matchup. Listen to this. Defensive coordinator. If someone says rob gronkowski is overrated, what would you say to that person? Said, he's crazy. Might be crazy. I don't care. Call him about staffer. You're, you're, you're, you're saying, you think good good now, get it supposed to eat good. But like you say, this to me is supposed to bring fear. I, I fear, no man period is good. His face all year. They got an incredible rush. Great, linebackers, great secondary. It's going to be very, very challenging, tough environment. We'll see what made up. He doesn't care any man, Chris, Kenny Noman even though it's quite a little bit of different tune than he was singing in the off season when he talked about gronk. All right, who's got the edge in this rematch the pats offense or this Jaguars defense? Can he says the pets offense just because we know what they are, the patriots gonna score points. That's just what it is. It's going to be somewhere between twenty one and twenty eight points. I think the average twenty eight point Sogame last year you saw what they did this year opening game against Texas, so we know what the patriots are. So I think this is going to be up to the Jaguars offense to be able to match points so defensively, I know that the Jaguars they're going to try to take away rob gronkowski. You saw at AFC title game. You only had one catch before you got knocked out with that concussion. But I mean they're going to have a plan to deal with rob gronkowski. It's about the other guys in Tom Brady always finds a way because that's just what he and Bill Bill to check do. But looking at the Jacksonville Jaguars, they're gonna have to find a way to be able to move the football. You saw it in that giant's game after mid. Ways that second quarter we're Linda four net got knocked out. They struggled to move the football. They had one scoring drive where they got the ball at midfield, but other than that, they weren't able to move the ball only four first downs after that drive. So I mean, that's a struggle for this Jaguars team offensively than four nets banged up. I think TJ Yeldan is a service of running back, but he's not the difference maker that four net is for that offense. So I'm going to say that the patriots have the advantage in this matchup because I don't know that the Jags offense is going to be able to match points with Tom Brady. Yeah, pats offense definitely do have the advantage, New England. They don't listen to any of the interviews that other teams do. But what I've seen through the years, especially from any defensive back that makes any type of comment about New England if they were cheating, anything that they say that might be shot at New England in the game plan. During the game. Bill Bill check will either run at that person with big Lyman are someone like gronk or they run the double move our account. Move a trick play look Bill to take advantage and make somebody look real real bad. So I expect them Jalen is going to guard gras. I expect in some of those situations. They're going to get gronk the football, but also I would spec them to run at grunk so could blonde Jalen and that's not something you don't have to be afraid, but that's something that Jalen does not want to see. He doesn't have the. I discipline was I disciplined how they see the ball, how they see elephants is in Jalen used to being outside, and he's not used to having the action in front of him, but linebacker. See, that's why when Bart Scott was here, he was talking about if you try to travel with grunk, Bella check will do some things that take advantage of thing that you're not used to seeing so huge advantage to pats offense going against a very good Jags d, Chris, to your point about if you chirp during the week, they might have a special play for you in the game plan famously I'll just go back a decade because happened to a buddy of mine. Anthony Smith.

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