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UF 370: Megan Anderson and John Morgan

UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra

1:07:12 hr | 7 months ago

UF 370: Megan Anderson and John Morgan

"Got The first question. Start with Israel. Please cops besides just another five of the fan. Thanks for saying that another title defense. Thank you you're smart man. Sir. I'm capable of a lot of things taper full of a lot more excited to see what the next electorate milk. But you'll take. Let me just give a little suggestion to our friends and production here. We shouldn't were interviewing Jon Morgan. We'll be our first guest. He's a very good journalists and Megan Anderson but when you're promoting the enemy journalists don't have interviewing Israel out of sight because then it sounds like Israel oughta scientists coming in and all these people get their hopes up The Champs calling in not the Jon. Morgan is not a good call on happy to talk to him but you wanted to be like John. More hit him saying something cutoff who he's talking to anyway. Jamie thank you for joining us matt off doing whatever it is. Matt does the job. Do you know in all the time I've known you. We've talked quite a few times. I know you as Jamie English. I'm your last name. Oh it's crowd did know that I've heard that you didn't know it either digit. He's just Jamie English for all these reasons. Are you still overheads owes? Yes we had Hanzel in the other day so you train you train. Kickboxing Chiba kickboxing. Yeah teach it's Ibox does a an MA program. Now that I'm in charge over. I run do Jiu Jitsu as well. Yes Oh you do okay. I want to start taking it The JUJITSU the idea of people sweating on me. The only thing that keeps me from doing it. Yeah it's definitely off put not. I agree but you get used to it. Yeah and that's not so bad that if you do it depends as well what you do if you do gay and with the traditional. Komo you wear rash gone and again usually. That's soaks sweats. Or you don't get a lot on you but if you do get and it's a little bit more sweaty. It would definitely be key because I mean I just literally. I don't ever want to be a good fighter. I just WANNA be able to stave off a beating on the train for more than a minute. It'll be nice to avoid getting beaten for a minute and then even if I lose eventually I want to at least put up a fight for a minute. I think that's an excellent choice of martial art. It is definitely stave off some violence for sure. Check box that's good to help stave off a little violence. It definitely is an if I had to choose between the two. That's probably blasphemy now. But I would definitely choose you you would. Yeah why is that? It's just honestly the for me. And this has been my experience. The most surefire way of and there's no sure fire right anything can have sure altercation but if you get to grips one. Most fights tend to get into a close range in a scuffle and just a small amount of direction as a huge impact on what can happen. It does whereas striking is like does a great deal of chance involved even at the highest level. And you see the you'll see people have you know punchers chance of flash knockout. But you won't see like a a a a flash gaiety has a good point what you do you very rarely do they say you have a grapplers chance you never hear that. So did you see before we have John Wall in obviously real boring fight between Dan Hooker? And wow is Paul felder Dan Hooker. It was everything you thought it was Guimbi. Yeah and when you watch that fight. Doesn't they give you a little bit of faith and like yeah? There is good judging like it was such a close fight and the judging stinks so badly in so many places but Split Decision. Forty eight forty seven. I can absolutely I thought Hooker did EKE it out. I thought hooker did deserve. Even though there was more significant strikes strikes strikes by felder. It seemed to me like hooker did more damage. What did you think Yeah Yeah do agree with that. Actually am an. I am glad you said that about the Georgian. Because Amb sometimes emotions get carried away with Georgian and I understand that is entertainment business. So you should get excited boy if you if someone wants to really think about what's going on in the fights once you've come down and you can look at it with a steady. Had you gotTa Really Avid. Look at the fight and see. That was a very close fight. And it's a subjective matter so if you to give it to either guy I would I would and I don't have a horse in the race so I was like. Yeah that's fair. It was close enough that you could give it to either guy. I think it was two and two. And then you know argue about you. Know one of the rounds. Yeah and when you look at it like okay. One judge made a decision. This round was felder and that one was hooked. You can go either way. It's when it gets into something like this like Dominant Grass John Jones without one ass gives it forty nine forty six. And it's like I've never fought around in my life. I could never judge. I knew that was not a forty nine. Forty six fight. Yeah so in. Jim Norton is going bad judge. It's really bad. Judging for me to notice you know but anyway I was. I was happy to see. The judging was really really good in this and Paul felder. There's just you know he's impossible to knock out. I mean the guy is just a tank. He really is one of my favorite people on the planet to watch. Yeah he's a he's Stanley doing what he's built to do you know He. He knows he knows his personality. Noses attribute is coaches and I thought they executed a very solid game plan. Didn't try to be somebody else. Yeah he shows off. And it's like our I beat me and it's hard. Because he took a. He took a bit of a hammer in alien which he does. And you know he can't sure and then he's weathers the storm and then as the opponent in this case and hooker got a little bit tired. That's when he started standing still a bit more and that's when he got hit more and it was for me it was a nice Like playoff okay. Now let me see if you can take what you've been dishing out. That's a tough. We have John Announcer. That's very tough way to be too when you like all right. I'm going to start slow. I'm GonNa let you fucking punch yourself out on me and then come round three and four. I'm going to get that Paul. Paul is like a tough US an actor at one point he just one of those animals from Philly. He's a fucking nightmare. He's every guy in a bar who like if you look at them wrong. This is GonNa be a disaster every philly nightmare so it's not surprising that he is diverse foot with a broken arm against Mike. Perry that's correct. Yeah Hey hey. How're you doing John Guys? It was where are you saw the Mandalay bay inside the image radio studios here Mandalay Bay. All I didn't realize you did your Vegas the time. Is that what you're regular studio is? Yeah Yeah actually live here in Vegas. How long have you lived in Vegas man about Twelve years now I would find living in Vegas. I would probably have problems like is it hard for you to focus all the fights go through there but yeah there's other activities in Vegas which are all a great deal of fun. Yeah Man I always say. Listen if you got a gambling addiction this is not the place for you man when you walk into your grocery store in the morning and even though by half down the milk and sit down and play from flossy man you gotTa You. GotTa have some self control. Have you gotten caught up in any of the gambling? Have you enjoyed any of it? You know I don't I don't even I don't even gamble on flights. I mean it's not illegal or anything like that. I mean as journalists. We can do that. You feel like it. It makes me look at the different man. I'm trying to have you know an unbiased point of view. I got some money attached to a guy. I can't separate myself from that money man. I started taking a look at a certain way. No not me the unfortunate twenty four seven access. The property beverages is my vice again. And isn't it weird too? You start interviewing the more fighters you get to know. And the more you talk to. The heidrick becomes to have an investment against anything because most of them are nice. Guy When you start to like someone it's like I was hoping felder would win. Just because they're both such good fighters but I've never interviewed Dan Hooker so it was like I was happy to see felder do so well because I even attacked because I've talked to him so it's hard to root against these guys once you get to know them. Yeah you know what I what I found. It's easier when breaking down fight. I think it's easier for me to breakdown fights guys on the prelims. They're just kind of making their way. You have because they're really just looking at their skill set and what you've seen on tape and what you think their game is and as you get to know people man. I mean whether you have a real relationship with them or not. You're not getting this emotional attachment to him. I just said like like this past weekend. Man Paul Sell Dan Hooker Bull such great guys and it's almost difficult to separate yourself from those connections as you look at it. It really is you start to feel bad. Picking against the this is why. I'm not a good gambler because James I dunno Jamie English Jamie crowder. Who's last name? I just discovered even though we're actually friends you guys know each other gaming okay. Are you know who he is but I bet with my heart like I'm not a good gambler? I bet like if it's Vegas football bet with the team I like on the Shit Gambler so I would never be able to see. I suck it picking fight. I stink that you don't funny. We didn't use to do pick on him and may junkie and we started doing it a couple of years back and partly. We just never really wanted to do it. Because you hate going in interviewing a guy realizing like. Hey Yeah you know I picked against you last week or whatever but we we started to pick and I thought to be honest with you. Nobody would even notice that none of the fighters would look at it. I swear to God the first week it was Tyron Woodley. We were over in Macau when I was asking my question after his big win over Deng Gail. I'm like hey you know your boss is saying is right there. He says you choking big price. Can you tell them now that you don't? I know what I can tell you. I know you picked the wrong guy and I was like oh come on. Man. It's kind of funny. You know they look at it. They see it and then We've man listen you just gotTa go with what you can and and and do fun about before right. I mean even the best of us but not in and out of probably picking it like sixty sixty five percent men. Anything can happen in the four. Fema so Dan it's crazy. How and Matt Sarah by the way. Who is a snitch? Derek Lewis if I remember the Roy Nelson Fire I remember thinking that Nelson won that fight and again I was at the fight so I can. I go back right now and give you a round by round. No but I remember thinking Roy Nelson won that fight and so he made me tell that to Derrick Lewis while they had him on. He's who'd you had to do? It didn't care but it really is embarrassing when you have to admit that you thought I lost like I thought the race won that fight against Jones. What did what did you think about that? And what do you think about the situation Jamie just talking about the judging by managed? Gosh you know you mentioned the the race Jones fight now. Seems like the right back there again. This weekend I mean I actually ended up scoring that fight Ford Dan Hooker of what I mean. I understand the people that had it for Paula. I mean judging. It's just so difficult right now. to me the thing is we talk about systems. And what else can we put in place and to be honest? I think the system can work. I just feel like we need. I want to say better. Educated judges and judges that are continuing to better themselves. And you know. Let's let's see that. We're having constant movement constant education constant discussion to get better. You know where is that? There is there somebody that's monitoring the judges and evaluating how they're performing that sort of thing so you know the ten point must system. I'm okay with it. I don't get halfway into for not even getting the round winters right. Why would we institute half point the open scoring idea? I don't even necessarily really love that and I think what we have can't work. I just I just want to see. The judges continue to educate themselves continue to demonstrate that. They're trying to better themselves. The open score. I think they're gonNA try and my right to say. Kansas City is where they're going to try that and I think there was somebody on aerial show raise a great point or might have been him that. It's the only sport where you don't know the score until the end like every other sport is just combat sports for some reason. It's a big secret and I know that that builds up anticipation the audience. But I I WANNA see how that works. I want to see if a guy knows. He's down to nothing. Does he handle that third round a lot different? It's obviously GONNA change the dynamic of fights. I agree with that. I'm glad that we're at least trying. I think you know trying something if it work. There's nothing wrong with that. But I'll give you the opposite. Let's go back to the EGO Sanchez situation. The other day let's say a guy gets fouled in the third round and he knows got around in the Bank wh-what motivation to continue fighting at that point he says oh man that's throwing a little too much or man that I poke out and I'm not saying guys would take the easy way out. I mean I know the athletes in the sport man. There's some of the most dedicated and competitive people other. Let me listen. If you know you're up to round two nine and you know that you know if you say. I can't continue. You're guaranteed a victory. I mean that's almost a smart decision at that point right. I mean yeah I guess it's like you weigh the options. What is more likely to happen? One of these guys taking an eye poke and taking the easy way out with a two or say or three to one round vantage or a judge fucking up and my again a judge's fucking up you can't avoid but I like the idea of the fighters that's a good point but again it's funny you mention that 'cause I was going to mention the Diego fight to I think he was down to nothing in the third round but his coach told them. I believe at one point you one the first round. I and I don't think I'm misquoting thought. He said that to him. Didn't he say that to him? And I don't think I don't think Diego one that first round at all I thought Diego lost their first round and had he not was down to nothing instead of thinking. Maybe it was one one he might have faced Michelle Fajita a little different in the third impossible. And you're and you're right. I mean look at least we're trying something new like I said I mean I kind of have concerns about it but I mean I. We can't say that concern too. We see it in action right so yeah I do. I applaud the Kansas percent. Let's try something new. He would have happened. It's not it's not necessarily permanent change and we'll see I go there. What do you think Jamie? I mean you fought yeah. I think that's very valid points being mentioned about perhaps people being tempted to take away out if it's if it's in their favor the only way I've really understood her thoughts about the the situation being where they don't reveal the scores into the end is because it's an entertainment is a game of entertainment people. Want to build up anticipation of what you think as opposed to what you know and so when it comes to the last round is still all to play for really in in theory anyway and then when you do reveal it at the end there's like some crescendo. There's some like big announcement or if you give the scores away every round by the time the last round combs generally when that round finishes if it does finish. Both athletes finished the fight. Then there's no big reveal at the end. Everybody knows who's one they do. Yeah I mean. That's the downside. But the idea of a guy being down through you imagine if you went into that what what a what a I mean. Again Jones in the fifth was fucking and credit the fact that he can still do that in the fifth round yes After race was as good as he was shows you why Jones is the champion. Like even though I thought race want to see Johnny and any decision. I can't really complain about it. But can you imagine how different that fifth round would how badly he would have been almost desperate for a knockout timmy? That's you're GONNA get very exciting final round from the guy who's down. I agree I guess the biggest thing that I would point out as well as okay. Let's you know. Let's say we like this open twenty. It's still doesn't change. The fact are the judges. Picking the right person. That's the biggest argument right is like are they storing it right. I think that's the one thing to remember too. We talk about this open scoring and maybe we like the idea so that fires could be aware. Hey I think a mistake made aware but it still doesn't fix the problem. It's just kind of a band aid to address it temporarily so that people know in real time what the story and maybe that's the positive but it still doesn't pick the fact that I think some of the judges are taking the wrong guy at five. I think you're right and I do think there has to be some way for them like if they suck so badly at their job consistently they're out. I don't know why there's no one sitting there going. You've made five awful decisions in a row. I mean you know. Seventeen thousand people saw differently. The announcer sought differently the other. Judge this some common sense with it. Like if you're picking. What was the whatever that one judge? I keep going back to that guy because to me it was such a glaring. San which thirty twenty seven. I think he did that on two different vijay. Pick thirty twenty seven and it didn't it just doesn't make sense. Yeah no I agree. Joseph says the guy's name speaking but I agree with you. You know maybe maybe maybe a national overseeing body something on those lines. I looked like other professional sports other pestle fourth and I don't know exactly my understanding is you know. The officials are kind of graded on on a game by game basis into how they perform. You know why. Can't we do that with with the officials here? You know that. The referees the judges how did you perform? Give them a grade and you know the higher the that you have that great over the course of months and years you know you. Draw the top assignments at that point. If you're lower than you know maybe it's reeducation so I know would mean a ton of work and a ton of effort and I know there's not necessarily there but yes accountability. I think would be would be really nice transparency where we can see it all. Yeah I agree. What do you think of? I don't ask both of you guys this I I kinda wanted to see Sonya Kosta I definitely get why he's fighting Romero because again he I mean I mean how long you gonna be able to fight for his. What he forty-one our now. I'm very much looking forward to anything about that fight. I'm fired up about it man any any chance. We get a lot of sign. Your fight man. Oh Man I think this guy is the new superstar in this board. A man. His style like the way he fights incredibly entertaining And of course you know on the microphone is Great. I mean Hell. He's got the walking down to a science now or even retaining their. I mean it's just fun any chance we did see I'm down. I will say it's a little concerning I mean you look you'll Romero's the beef as you said he's not going to be around forever so get him this big opportunities. Well it's concerning right. I mean we got Josie all coming off a loss getting a title shot at well now I technically. I thought he won that white flight the arguments there but yeah there's this trend of giving guys coming off losses title shot. It's a little concerning but you know on a case by case basis. I get it. There's nobody else really available right now. Followed PASTA The price. That quite ready if I did it but yeah I don't WanNa see this become a trend where we're rewarding guys. Come up lost the title. You're right and also comes down to a Lotta Times if they switch weight classes to what what. What what what Wait is Josie getting shot at one thousand five. Yeah and that's probably what it is. These guys are switching weight because I mean for some guys. It's natural usually when they fight heavier it's natural and other guys are are just kind of getting it because they've changed divisions and it's more exciting matchup. Yeah get it man. It's name value. I mean listen I it turns out that the jobs they all those getting in Brazil native country and I'm sure they'll let the. Us's of business they gotTA FILL TICKETS. They gotTA drive interest in those big names. They mean something. So you know all those things come into play is. This is a different sport right. I mean there's entertainment as well. This is where we all get it by this point right. It's not just wins and losses and merit. I mean it's about. You know what kind of interest you drive. What kind of dollars can incinerate it? The Fox get it man. It's it's going to happen from time to time but it's an imperfect system I just. I just hope it doesn't become the norm you know. What THE EXCEPTION RATHER. And how did you get into what it is? What did you do before this? Did you ever train or were you just like I think we as Jon Anik and I think he's really great sports announcer and may became another sport that he got involved with For you was a sports in general or is it always this one. Yeah no listen I used to train it? It's been a while I'll I'll admit I need to get back into June but not listening when I when I was a kid man. It was funny. I grew up watching professional wrestling now. About seven or eight years old and realize it was fake and I was like well damn it. I thought this was cool. You know now I know fake and and then and this was. This was pre. Usb Era is actually divesture man kind of legend of the sport he was opening a Jim in Dallas where I grew up and it was a kickboxing gym. I went in there. And you had a tape of Louis is playing from from Thailand and I watched it for the first time and I was like. Oh my God this is what a real fight. Looks like you know and it just it blew my mind. Just what they were doing. It's all right away. Man I I was hooked died with such a great role model as well as a great figure in the Dallas community remains so today And that kind of hooked on it and so then when mixed martial arts came around the early days of it pancras over in Japan. I thought that was amazing. Of course was growing and Anyway it just it always interested me and then I wanted to be a sports journalist of course back in those days I mean. I didn't honestly didn't marry the two together. It never even occurred to me that this was an end ustry man. It was a spectacle back. Then that's all it was. It was just a hobby on the side Before team and I I happen to pick the right industry and then the right fourth love because over time it became accepted and You know it's grown into the juggernaut that it is today where you know people like yourself are involved in it then Man Just just fortunate that I was able to marry two passions together. I got I got into this in a in a weird way because I was a fan and I know Joe for so many years we would interview fighters guys come through. We would always have fun having them on and I enjoyed having them on and then the more I talked about always have fun with it and Dana. Eventually say we're going to do something and it just kinda happened like you know. He certainly wasn't looking for an m analyst when you hired me because match the analyst and I'm a comedian he just like that odd kind of coupling. But I'm glad I fell into it because I get to watch. All the fights free no. It's great I mean I think that's I think that's what Dr to manage. The personalities does sport. I mean the the men and women. They're involved in the sport man. I mean there's some of the greatest people you'll ever meet. I think it's not rare. You know it's so funny I mean we think of you know the way the sports started it was like Barroom brawlers going at it. Whatever you think about paint Gavitt or whatever back in the day that's what you thought of what. He thought of a page vitamin now. I mean listen anytime about you. Know educated people kind people some that like I said some of the nicest most respectable pleasant people that you'll ever be around. They dedicate themselves to this fantastic craft. Yeah I like What do you think of Lisbon Mass? Fidel you know I. I liked that white. I I'm happy from Ozzy. Dolly is getting a title so I mean I know that You know the belts at the title as well and it's it's incredible the rise and he's had this This overnight. Fifteen years and say right the guys and grinding a behind the scenes and now everybody knows what happy for him. These didn't stop. I will say man. It's a tough match-up stylistically. It's a very very tough match-up I think. One of the top division for him But certainly if anybody can do it it. It tends so I'm psyched up for just one. Well hopefully we'll You know what keeps these two away from each other up until the time I We'll keep their managers away from each other as well. Philip Tom to fight everything done. Yeah I agree I think. That's tough match-up for mass at all right. I think I agree with you. I was trying to get this shows. You how I know nothing about fucking business or the sport because I immediately thought after a connor and cowboys ends of the for and after Moscow. So good against Nate Diaz who also look good. I may be compromised. That's another Dana once Habib Connor to and I guess I get that so probably a bigger fight but for a non title Fight Mosque Fidel Against Connors. A huge fight. I gotta say man it like you just said business. It goes back to what we were talking about earlier. Because I'm right there with you and I'm telling you man from the comments. I was reading both of media. I think bands are right there with two men. Connor Amasi all to me. That was the fight to make man. It'd be great and I kinda Habib too. Yeah it's going to be a global sensation. There's no question about it but may I. We gotta get through April. You know we gotta get that fight you on I and and it's such a tough stylistic matchup for Connor to man. I mean never doubt Conor McGregor right. I mean that guy shows up the biggest situation but man that is a tough tough style match up so you have to be honest with you. I would have gone that way as well but you know I guess the flip side is now you know Mazda doll does that title and that's pretty cool for him because they usually mean new contract you know big money and He certainly deserves it managed. He's committed his life to the thing he does. And I also like the idea of maybe Ferguson. I mean look if Habib loses depending on how in and what do they have to do a rematch. But I think the winter that Connor Ferguson is a fight I would love to see engage connors the one I really want. But that's not going to happen. But Connor Ferguson is also a great fight so maybe it is smart for him no way yeah no that to find the. Nfl Remember. They were under the same management group for a long time. So I mean I think that you know. Paradigm wisely tried to keep their two. Big lightweight superstars away from each other. I think that was a fight. That really never felt like he was on the table. But you're right. It's Tony Ferguson. Weird met him and Connor would be great as well. There's a lot of exciting mattress right now. Lightweight I can't wait for Brickman. I'm knocking on wood man. We know that fight is falling apart. Let's not even talk about it and it's going to happen we're gonNA see it man. I'm excited for her. Even Tony Ferguson. yeah so. Am I want that to happen very very badly? What's the date on April eight? Yeah well listen man. It's good talking to you and you really great what you do. I'm GonNa Junkie is awesome and You know thanks for coming on. We'd love to have you on again. And we we look at your site all the time appreciate guys that means a lot and yeah man anytime. I'm always happy love again sometime. All Right John. Thanks a lot buddy take him. And then they junkie Everybody knows that some people really every time there's an MA headline it's usually it's usually him aerial. Yeah let's be real honest matinee or not headline grabbers. It's unfortunate hurts me a lot But you all grabbers was you all. Grabbers grabber Yeah just not have headline though each other's asses big reveal judy very pleased that you had to hire people to come work for me. No obviously but that doesn't mean I haven't thought about what that would be great for me probably terrible for them. But that's why it's so important to hire the right people for the job. Usually hiring people not just daydreaming about it. Like I do. I fantasize what it'd be like to hire someone. Oh Mr Norton. Hope I'm not late. Shot up I'd be a terrible boss. You know what I would probably do. How do you feel Black Sabbath? I like him. You're hired. I would probably make a lot of bad hiring decisions. Why would need ziprecruiter? They take the pain and of hiring by sending your job to over a hundred of the web's leading job sites powerful matching technology scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply for the job. Zip Recruiter so effective that four to five employers who post on Ziprecruiter get quality candidates within the first day right now to try ziprecruiter for free. Our listeners can go to zip recruiter dot com slash filter. That's U. N. F. L. T. R. E. D. ziprecruiter dot com slash unfiltered ziprecruiter Jimmy. I love it. We talked about the the judge. Megan Anderson is very very interesting. I'm looking forward to talking to. She has a fight coming up. What is the date of her? Is it this Saturday this Saturday? Yeah so hard now without my fucking eyesight because I literally used to be looked down at the paper and in the last few months it has gotten so bad and the fact that I have a tape on my is there. Anything that says. Non Fighter lead glasses with scotch tape around them. I really look like an asshole. To qualify was to qualify. It really is under a NERD WORLD. Now do you train nerds or do you? Train average people. There's only finding somebody insults all my clients L. I train everybody. Yeah I most of the people train people who just want to land martial arts and that's my favorite thing you know and I think we talked about before I just make such a difference for people and I see it. It does take if you're taking kickboxing to get some confidence like not in a match but just in real life and I it depends on how often you do it. And you know I'll see you all but and it wouldn't take long fee to be. I think it's addictive. You know few months. Yeah absolutely Again just a little bit of knowledge can go a long way though. It seems like Matt always talks about the crowded artery and it does seem like no matter how high somebody is no matter how aggressive they are if you stop the blood from getting to the brain. They can't do anything. Yeah exactly. It's Science. You choke somebody. Yeah absolutely so you could just choke somebody if they were having you on the train. I mean yeah. If you've got the knowledge and I it obviously it depends on who you deal with in terms of what they know. It's for breezy over doom bench to just take a beating and get off the train. That's why I wanted to do a lot of people do it. You just always watching it's funded this giant. There's this controversy now between. I don't know his last name Josh. It's on my Daego Sanchez's train. Oh yeah he was in the background. We interviewed Diego Diego. We talked and his trainer was right there in the background which we didn't know they've interesting relationship he's he's like looks at him like a mentor. Now personally I don't know the relationship it seems to me like he just kind of caught. Diego a dip in his life which happens. Sometimes you go to these mental times where you need something These he was going through a divorce. So then the person you meet. That makes you feel better. You feel like might be saving you and you tend to sometime. We put a lot of emphasis on these people and sometimes we put over emphasis on them. So that's the only guy I believe who's training him. So Rogan has been kind of talking about what the Hell's he doing and so this guy said but joe slandering. She's not slattery. He's giving an opinion based on what he sees. The he's saying you're terrible person right. It's just not like you what he's seeing and they were showing This guy fighting back against Djelic say hey the show joe mocking some of the videos but then they show doing the Joe doing kickboxing. That looks like it's really good to do. Chicken pads feels good right absolutely. It's a long way to go a long way to go to tell my I watch Joe. Kickboxer gives a WHO gives a Shit Jim? Nobody writes very different dynamic than Juju. It's a different feeling what somebody hassled you. Do you ever get hassle? Because you're such a a mild like a nice guy you carry yourself like a very salt which is usually the worst. Probably the I got to pick up a hammer and a problem. That's really I. It's funny you should mention. It never ever doing any problems and a few weeks ago and somebody just. I don't really know what I think. So just minding my own business and somebody bought into me near the subway and decided that it was the worst person in the world. I was being threatening but you know like I'm not. How'd you handle it? I'm not naive of you. Know I come from Liverpool. It's like I've other few problems like pasta. People try to test you. And that's what he was doing. It's just a for most for people like it's all mouth. It's all front and it's you know a lot of times. There's no real danger. Of course the guy could have just stopped me soy so also not stupid like that. So I can I distance i. You know as he was standing in front of me aligned him up for a few things could onto him but he didn't really say anything to him just told him. I wasn't an idiot. You know not to keep coming forward. And he didn't and was mouthy and once he said what he wanted to say. I smiled. He walked away. I walked away. And that was a yeah. Would you feel nervous during their confrontation? Well well look. Somebody's out having a great time. We're sleeping in here. What's up buddy? That's so delicious. What are you drinking ex. I only see Jimmy's left arm hygiene the English. Hey what's up? Hey guys yeah. I'm having an on being X. Axis Ecstasy. I probably don't worry. Ecstasy ecstasy protein shakes. That's not really breaking news. Hey Jimmy hockey `Camorra it was beautiful. You know we were going to talk about that but we did not he looked tremendous all my goodness Jamie English. You've got Kumara. Yeah it was like at Ju Jitsu lesson one on one I mean it was. It was beautiful birth well. What about wrestling is flowing with a take down from one to the other big? He's not taking them down. He's putting them down. Followed them across the cage. I was very impressed with unique route. Not just because you that FUCKING COMORO DOT COM. Moral was yeah. Once who is behind his back? It was all over. I liked the name I liked that. When he was on the fence he was kicking his legs out. That was like I think he's saying this year. One of his coaches at judo guy. You see that was common in because he was kicking the legs. And that's what the judo loves. Those very clever. I thought I want to watch. That again. Kept doing that at the very least. It was just disrupting his base. Yea The best. There was a clean takedown. Yeah I was so impressed with him because we know he's got our in his strikes through so yeah a well rounded young. He's not ranked. I'm looking right now as we talked. I don't I don't believe he is ranked while after that fucking Kamori should take it a main event guys. I mean really. It was everything that you thought it was everything I look felder. It seemed like I was listening to the corner advice and I thought that they gave him such good corn advice about not throwing big I get in and then throw it like because he seemed like he was doing big punches early in missing but I think they were telling him like that. Your second and your third. Did you see what they were giving him? Very specific advice which is just as somebody who's never fought my life. It seemed to make sense to get them in. Like throw those big punches once you throw a a little bit of shorter in. Yeah I think Duke Ruth as I was thinking about that too because I remember just I was just watching it just now and Huque Rookus so specific instructions. I really liked that. He really has a way of getting through to his fighters and it's very specific from the outside inside lead kick. Don't try to them with the first two wrote a first grade four and hit him with a v very specific and a might have made a difference. I Know Hooker Dot e decision which I wasn't like it wasn't terrible. It was a close fight chats off by like Republicans were light significant strikes or something close like a difference between seventy strikes in one area. I think fell fourteen more significant. But then when you break it down by head and leg strikes it was. It was very close. I mean listen you know you get a little most. Your Dad hear him talk about his four year old. That was nice Did you get choked up? Says Mrs. Somebody's on a little tiny blackheart like you gene? I'm sorry I you didn't even know. Hustle. I miss you. You didn't even know if I choked up. I'm no no it was. I was really. It was hard watching. Felker's felder is such a tank and it just see him getting a little emotional. Of course you have make sure makes you a little said. I'll tell you right now. Man told about grading durrance. He was listen. He was going forward yard. Irish dragging awesome. It was a great fight grape by I as a fan. I would like to see the game too. You know with certain like but it definitely holds true year where he's never in a boring by now he's always going forward and I'll tell you I'll tell you how little fighter and they don't come any tougher so I really. I think I think he's an amazing fighter. I think I'll tell you I'll tell you right this about this about Dan Hooker. He's not looking for easy fights if you heard him who is calling out. Who did he call it next? Judged engaging that's a tr- incredible fight yeah that's any credible fight he's going he's going for all the missions he really is. And he's one of those guys like Greg. Gillespie or other guys that are not at the exact top of the heap. There's a dynamic and exciting that people wanNA watch them fight. That's a great place or does a beat before as he's moving up the ladder but everyone's talking about this guy so people who are higher ranked are willing to take a chance on him because he's kind of a name that could make it a a decent money fight. Yeah absolutely I like I like that. He's calling those people out like Matt said it's good I mean it. You can see on a confidence high and if you're going to go and take that step that's the time to. Do you know Dan Hooker. Justin Gay 'cause who the fuck wants to call out justice. Oh even more of a fan The first fight on the card the New Zealand kid versa. He he edged out and I like it. What's his name again? Just give it to me. It's all right the first fire the card we say this is Michael. Medved must be a great. What did you say certain brattle? Bradley advances as riddle. Yeah let me tell you something man. I liked that fight. He's he's he's got a few fights and he doesn't. He's got like four. Anybody Know Antonio get the fucking work have yeah. I don't know Antonio he can't hear anything we're saying he can't hear you. Well he wants to get he was sharing. It'll get off your fucking what's playing angry. Birds trying to grab a little respect. Nobody else wants to do not you Jimmy Find Brad Riddell and shall we motherfuckers. Rob's I told me apologize in a week I was in Florida I went to Florida. Jimmy no I did not know you home now or know something that my kids school. Okay I thought so. I got on Saturday night so I watch the fights yesterday and the rest of my watch this morning so I wanna keep riddle some props. How does he have in Tonio? How many hearts to an own the? Ufc Tony Stark young. He can't. I liked this kid. Man Beats out there in New Zealand. Yes he's impressive defensive wrestling. I mean Guy Dude I mean you know is opponent was there to put the pressure on and he's always dangerous yup and yet he's still in the pocket and then when he did get taken down he'd really didn't do anything with it he couldn't hold him down. He couldn't keep him on the fence for for any undoing damage so I thought that was impressive. Audrey fact that once he got back he's able to fire right back right right off and whatnot. That's something that's something to think. We're his endurance. Yeah absolutely yeah you guys like I loved Rosario Kgalema over let me make sure can redesign properly with the fuck did I just lost solely. Yes And that first round. Tko solely took some big shots. At like I mean he really took some big shots. I'M NOT SURPRISED. He went down. And considering the punt the I'm surprised he didn't go down sooner because he took a few massive shots and stayed up so maybe he was just more hurt than he looked. But that was that was a tremendous Looked really good. You guys prelims. Joel no I watch some of them. I did not watch all the most on the road doing shows and I was having a bit of an issue. I was having Angela Hill. Not just be Barney Hill. Is Her thinking of lately. Watch that before before you guys called. I'm watching that while you're driving guys. I'm GonNa Talk to Michael School. Bring us we'll talk to. We'll give speeches some of the students. Hey how are you? I didn't know Miss Sarah was Glenn. I didn't use any salty language. You see all these families in the car same blue no blue. Chew I take it Matt Refuses. He says he doesn't need it me. That's it I crush it into my eyes Matt doesn't use it at all. Okay all right John. I will see you Wednesday man. All right buddy have a good day. Good talking to you. It was always hit the applause for. Genie Kurtz fucking Kamara which was the applause. I don't use them unless you hear good bye take care. Yeah Jimmy looked up pretty relentless. He looked relentless again. That's a lot of energy We'll see how it is in the second. The third. Yeah but he looked really good. I offer not to take anything away from now. I didn't see much in terms of resistance. Though from his opponent mounted really relatively easily and like when he got that Kamara there was a great deal of educated defense could say he started to turn but he couldn't turn a enough and you saw things he should have been doing. Yeah it was the ad space and time to react. And he didn't so. I don't know I don't know the guys resume but it didn't look like he was to Comfortable on the floor. There's nothing striking again. Yeah bad striker is not usually gonNA beat a good structure but like you said a bad strike ribbon who hits hard can knock out a good striker but very rarely is a guy who is not good on the ground. GonNa do well on the ground you know. Habib can is not easy. He's a grappler but he can still knock you out. Oh Hell Yeah but very rarely you're gonNA see a guy like that stand up to somebody who's like. Oh you know a brown belt or on the ground. Yeah and the thing for me is in terms of in terms of the dimensions of what's going on strike it has been grappling. It's very hard after a while. You still have the same pop in your punches. Your power gets negated and especially if you are like a like a corner especially if you rely on that. It's generally that that. Ailey part the fight where you're most likely to hit people with your punch so if somebody like like when. George Ford am joy for What's his name from Hawaii? Why did I forget that name? It's embarrassing when he fourteen for the second time. It was a very different fight strategically. It was smart because he closed Bj Down and wrestled him on the fence and the strategy was to make his arms taio and it worked and the same with them. You know it was the same with connor you know when he when he just fought and he got taken down alien. It's like yeah. You might get buckle but it will take you a while and then you'll go down again. The Blackhawks did he look good in the third. Though it didn't connor look really good. Am I know you rice today? One night you know what he did he did not come out that he no and that's my point like it. It doesn't take a lot fee to take a little bit off and when you take a bit off it's harder to get that knockout and he came out and he did something that was not surprising to me but it was was throwing kicks because I said what he's going to do something interesting that no one expects me through kicks because no with because takedown threat. But it's got to be really hard to commit to punch us to against Habib won miss and you're against the ducks and he just pinging against the fence and the corner. It's just awful so you wonder if that if that affects how guys throw punches at him. Yeah for sure. I hate putting my glasses. This humiliating I looking looking to Shitty. My glasses look really look stupid. Hi Megan do we have. Hello how are you look very embarrassed my glasses or broken so I've tape on them and they're sitting on my face I looked like a blithering idiot. But I don't always look like this. So where are you now? I am at the Jamming Kansas City. How did you what brought you to Kansas City? And how long have you been in the states? I mean he's about four and a half years now but I used to be managed by the company that manages James. I know he just switched on him. But the people before them So that's how I kind of got connected to the Kansas City. What did you do before you fought? Don't think we've ever interview before. I didn't do anything before I fought. I play the piano and cello from like four fifteen. So what? That's a really interesting jump. Like from such wall people would consider like Not Say nerdy but of a quiet soft spoken the piano so gentle and the cello to just choking and kicking people like. What was the leap that happened? Well it was crazy. 'cause I didn't start a Matolo twenty-three So it was like a good eight years between when I'd finished playing and then till I picked up Emma May I. It's so funny because my brother was the athletic rugby union growing up and I really just was talking to my parents about the day I was. I thought I was going to be the athletic one of the family. But what made you go towards it? What attracted You to that. I was just always interested in boxing and I would go to local event back early on the Gulf coast Go with my friends and I remember. We picked up tickets to go to a local and a fight night and the person that I picked the tickets up from. He was the gym I nine. He was the coach and I just got to talking to him. As kind of like how I got introduced he was coming in the Tri State. If you like it and that was it pretty much. What made you give up the other the piano player. Did you get bored whether we fought like? Did your parents wanted you to do. And you just kind of get stuck doing it or did you love it and then just stop loving it. Well I I play the piano. That was full so my parents obviously got and I really enjoyed and cello was like probably from about. I still stuck in Grade. Those like six or seven point. I just didn't WanNa do it anymore. US kind of a very rich so I think it was. I was fifteen when I when I stopped buying. Did you think you'd get into bands with that? Like was it one of those things where you're like. I'm GonNa do this for a living or is it like I can't wait to stop this. Yeah I thought like I I. I always wanted to be like a conductor but did you like like Ed Orchestra Conductor And I was in like a couple orchestras like in back home ministry a Bit. I I just lost interest in it and becoming a teenager wanting to do different things like just got all that it still call ask you about conductors. Because I've had issues with them when you look at the conductor I always think like I'm not even sure if there are necessary but are they like do people who play music really look at the conductor for the up and down like the musicians not know by the notes are you really is the conductor necessary or is everybody just being polite. I think really necessary because like when you look at like an like an orchestra particularly for like like a movie set like doing a big production like that You there are so many different walking pots and like not. Every instrument is playing at the same time like everyone you know stops and starts different times depending on the song. Like the the track that you're playing and it's so important because not everyone is going to keep the time the same. So you need the person that's going to be kind of really directing everyone like when they start when they stop like it very important. I feel for an orchestra. Okay see it shows you how much I know the first person I've actually asked. I just kind of went on this assumption and I was wrong. I didn't know what I was talking about. When are you heading down to Virginia? We hitting down tomorrow. And how do you feel? You're facing nor Dumont. Who's this is her. I believe her first fight in the UFC. And you had you took a tough fight against Leashes Spencer. That was her first and get somebody's either gonNA tremendous their first time or the jitters are going to get to them. Do you factor that in an all when you're preparing for somebody now. Who is there? I Walk in the AFC. Yeah a little bit but like you said like everybody is different I think I think just depending on people's experience And the type of opponents purview. Face Kinda affected that in but It's it's kind of an I. Try Not to think too much about my opponent. Like I'm just doing my job into to put my head Donald Duck and we're expecting them to come out amazing and having an amazing performance and we're preparing for the best decision of them and we'll be ready regardless of your personal. You obsessively watch tape. Will you wash no tape? I'm always interested as to how much studying of the opponent somebody else does. I'm going to get you. Don't watch much but me I get like the name We will like my coach. Kind of like will watch footage of. I'll watch like a little bit but we find out like my campus Sto Maung. They like so team weeks So like I've kind of I don't really get into the habit like obsessively watching because watching film of relief at thirteen weights can get like really tedious So we kind of like have a really good system On washing a little bit of footage like every so often and addressing certain things in like L. Sessions but for the most part like a lot of my little my fights. It's not really about my opponent about me and what I WANNA do and and implementing my game plan why you're camps. Thirteen weeks as opposed to Normal life is there something you WanNa do it at your coaches go now? We want this to be thirty weeks. Now that's when the UFC like that's usually like when they have come to us. It's usually like thirteen week. The Way I think of the of my five camps that I have had I think three give them four of them have been around twelve or thirteen weeks notice and one of them was like around nine or ten so like that's not on us that's usually like the UFC coming to us with the naming a date and it's usually like three months away so it's kind of like it's definitely by choice. What is the shortest camp you take? I would say like six to eight weeks as a as a kind of a good time I'm brain. It's not too long like you. Have you have like a good amount of time to kind of ease into camp then car ramp things up and my weight is always really good now so like? I don't really get very heavy anymore. So it's not going to take much me to to be where weightwise so like six. To eight weeks would would be nice. I always training like I don't really take like I'll take a little bit after I fight but I don't really take much time off of training for the most part so like we're always ready if you know James. We're always ready. Heck Laurie you know. It's one of those things were your you said your weight. You don't cut that much. I think that's so much smarter. Just seems like a much easier way to be because there's no way that's healthy for anybody to to to cut as much as they do just to put on an extra ten or twelve. I'm surprised more people and it seems like maybe more people are starting to fight at closer. Walk around wait yeah My like my buddy is definitely changed over the coast of like the seven years that I've been doing a May so like it's gone through like a vase of varying degrees of weight and the cats in GonNa Fight I. They moved us because it was moved from Vegas to L. A. Because they Nevada wasn't going to License John Jones to fight it. I moved away so the Thursday morning. Before Wayne's on Friday they flew us from Vegas to L. A. And that flight hurt me bad on the way like if you could get. Ptsd FROM WACO. Like I got like I did. My body was just holding so much water and after that Waco was like. I can't do these. Big Rate cuts anymore. They just now. I'm getting older like I'm not sweating. Mush Up. I don't WanNa cut a ridiculous amount of way. I WANNA focus on like feeling good and you know not having distress about losing a ridiculous amount of weight loss. You know twenty four hours before Wayne. So that's something that we've kind of adjusted. My Body is kind of adjusted to that too and like. I'm carrying a little bit more muscle and I'm a little bit Lena. But I'm a lot lighter But I'm feeling the strongest I've ever felt which is crazy considering how my white so I mixed. I'm excited because I feel like my camps less on weight cutting now and then more on like skill and technique. Endgame Planning so you. The flight messed you up. Is it because you weren't able to do the rituals you normally do things normally do or was it because flying sometimes it makes you feel swollen and Shitty? Anyway I very rarely feel great after a flight so it was the actual physical flight of the fact that you couldn't do need to do. Yeah it was like the physical like when you fly like your body. Hope because of the slight like that going up down. I don't know the very specific of it but Like my body for Shaw. Hells a lot of And it and we were up so early so I wasn't properly rested. I wasn't able to do a lot of things to make. Sure my body wasn't in a non stress state as it is It just like a whole lot of factors going into that but that's why for my fight against Zara in surly. I went out early so I wasn't having to cut weight while being on a plane fed twenty four hours so I gave myself some time to get rid of that bloating. Why could be relaxed for five week. And that was one of the easiest cuts overhead. And you've a tremendous amount of time. What was the first to you? I've never been able to commit to a tattoo. I'm too indecisive. I know I would make bad. Decisions was the first one. You've got my first tattoo was on my right foot and it's my Zodiac sign. Now do you have any that you regret that you WANNA cover i? I'm not one of those type of people that like like I really regret anything. I'm just kind of like half inch. Snow Marceca do just move on. But like I don't really have any tattoos that I kind of regret. I want covered up change. Like I feel like I've I have a pretty good tattoo artist. I think he does a phenomenal phenomenal job. And I've loved all of the pieces It's it's been pretty pretty good. That's that's why when people ask me about like. Oh how should I pick a touch on this? You should do like a lot of research when you go into picking through honest because you don't want to go with somebody that you are going to be happy with the final result for the rest of your life and I understand that it's the remove them with laser if they have to put its. It's painfully here. And it never gets them one hundred percent but I hear it's a very painful process to have them taken off. Yeah I have not had a tattoo removal but from what I hear it is so painful i. I'm good not getting that what we asked you. What is the most significant? One of the most significant one is the one that means more to you than any of the other ones I would say I have one behind my Lia Which is a symbol for life and I think like Knowing no people who now my story and know what I've been through mental health wise like that was kind of really important to me like to have to get that Tattoo as as a reminder of precious and how beautiful life is and and how we all can go through ups and downs and we can get through it and you know. Come out for the better and do great thing. I have a pretty good therapist who I like a lot. Isn't it weird? How Times like when I wanNA do something self destructive or Shitty. I really will picture my therapist. Giving me advice it's like he doesn't know that but he's really valuable. I picture my therapist telling me like. Nah I wouldn't do that. He's in my head all the time. Oh I I'm the same way Every time I got to do something will run headfirst into a red flag. I'm just reminded of just be like really. Okay let's see the hardest part. I've found about that stuff. Now that you mentioned is stopping good spiral because I love a good spiral. I love to start like we'll usually start with I suck and then I'm just going down. The drain picks up momentum and speed and it becomes fact. And I'm really difficult to talk to. I realized how draining I can be. Yeah I feel like everybody is very different when it comes to that but And they they react differently but you one hundred percent right like it's so ha- learning to identify when you are starting to spiral and then it's even hotter to stop that and I think it comes with a lot of time. I am a lot of self reflection and unload of growth and so and it's not easy it is never easy but You know getting help is the fessed up and I think as long as you are identifying it and you realize happening like you're on the right path and you probably get. I know I've gotten into when you speak publicly about stuff like this. You who send you messages? That are actually thankful. Okay thank you you normalize something that I felt I was out of my mind but you normalized it a little bit and it made me kind of think about those are always very satisfying messages. Ever WanNa be type of person that like talks about it for attention because it's not my goal like if I by telling my story can help just one person I then. My job is done I just want to raise awareness for something. That is such a taboo subject and there is such a stigma around it but it is so important that more people start talking about it I have a lot of respect for Tyson fury because he does the same thing He's very open about his mental health. And how how? He deals with it on the daily basis. And you know. I think more high profile people that talk about it like the more people are gonNA start feeling comfortable talking about it and to seek help for themselves and I think the you know you don't it all seem like you're seeking attention for yourself and people can sniff that out you know when people are doing. They're like I've got. We know who they are and when people are being genuine. It's obvious it's the feeling you get. You can tell and I watched some of what you said and it felt very genuine. It doesn't feel like you're speaking about a for any weird motive other than just to be truthful. Yeah I feel like the like you right like you can kind of sift out those people and and I don't really get emotional about it anymore and like a it is a it is a part of my history it is. It is a part of my past the my life that happened and I have processed it and I've dealt with it and I continue to work on my cellphone and work on. You know the steps to not spiraling again and to being a better person and a and a healthy person both mentally and physically on a on a daily basis and I think just for me raising awareness for that is more important than the fear of people judging me because I you know have attempted suicide and a passer I have. You know mental health issues or do things -iety and depression. I think you know I was so scared for a long time that people with the lesser of meal week because I deal with or have dealt with these things but you know I kind of have gotten to a point where I care anymore like I if I can help people by telling my story then I'm GonNa continue to tell my story and do as much you know advocacy and talking as much about it as I am. Young people don't even realize that the thoughts of suicide that's thought it can be like this thing that's almost comforting in a way because it's even if it's in the distance it feels like a solution even if it's a crazy solution irrational or a terrible solution sometimes when things are confusing and it feels like nothing has worked if there's always that solution down at the end of the road there's always that and then you could try to work it out before them but I've used that very weird that thought and it's it's an unhealthy want to have recurring. Yeah and I think why people tend to gravitate to that is because that's something that they can control like when when they feel so out of control and nothing is going right for them while they feel this way or that way well that living in extreme state of anxiety having that thought of of doing something they have one hundred percent control over that. And I think that's why people gravitate towards that Because everything else is like shit show up but I think you know. It's just hard because teaching people to to low that like to be comfortable living in those type environments or all that type of emotional state is okay and there is nothing wrong with you if you feel this way or you act this way or you have these feelings so you have these photos. It is perfectly normal. It is okay to not be okay and I think that as a society we we tend to think like everyone needs to have their shit together. No one has this shit together when you being honest about it and I think being real with that and knowing that not everyone has their shit together and it's okay to not have your shit together. I think can could help a lot of people in that state of turmoil. We'll talk to you for hours about this. Your compelling and honest person and so happy to finally get a chance to interview you and have you on and and good luck. Saturday is is so bad. But if he has versus Figueredo in Norfolk and I'm looking forward to seeing you fight against Norma Dumont so good luck to you thank you very much. Thanks for talking to us and we'll help to get John Again. Okay thanks a lot Meghan. Thanks guys have a good one. Bye Bye bye it very nice person lovely. I always end interviews awkwardly because just a time thing I never to say at the end like you. Basically we end the show but she very nice. You really interesting. Nice as well as I am. I mean I wanNA interrupt because you guys will always jump to keep babbling genuinely was like you know. It's important because I feel like I. I haven't experienced those kinds of things in the same way so smart time for me to speak about that but I am very impressed when people do especially because it's not just what you say but it's what you do in your show you're showing people by example that like you know this happened to me and look where I am now like. It's a real example of like. She mentioned an ice obviously Tyson. Fury is an extreme example. Like he's just won. The world heavyweight grow in phenomenal fashion. But you went through a lot of drama today and it doesn't matter what you drama is. You don't have to be the world champion. Just keep going and just keeps sticking out from from people who've achieved things and he never achieved it easily but that's extra on top of the he's not going to be easy anyway but then you have to deal with other issues that a lot of people don't WanNa talk about so when people like yourself for Meghan do talk about it. I think it's great because it's you're not just talking about you're doing you're like okay. This has happened but I'm moving forward. And you're you're an example. I think that's really important for people. Yeah I remember. I said at my therapist depressed. I don't know why. And he showed me a photo of myself and he said there should explain his listen Jamie come in more often with matinee or here together to we love having you on Cuba. You're always welcome anytime we're interviewing somebody. You're always welcome to ask questions. Don't ever feel like you can't please. We're always happy to have you and thank you to Megan Anderson and of course Thank you very much John for For calling in John Morgan was good talking to you too. I M E junkie such fucking great site inside slots could spot them. Yes it is and Jamie. What is your your. How can people get a hold of you or if they WANNA train with you over at hands on? What are they have to do? And but for me I just WANNA plug the Academy Okay Gracie Academy. It's on 'em to twenty four west of St on Ed. I WANNA combine can take a free lesson and Coleman and see what you type books into ballots thirtieth street okay. I was thirty Fifth Street. I'm glad I didn't go walk around looking for five blocks off. Well thank you man. We're always happy to have you back on Wednesday. Hopefully with other guests and Matt Have Fun by abide.

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At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside And Out

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At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside And Out

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the almond board of California, researching new uses for almond halls and shells, like strengthening recycled, plastics, creating fuel brewing, beer and more. More about the almond communities zero waste goal at almondsustainability dot org in our ongoing series on how the east coast is adapting to climate change. We traveled this past week to the national aquarium in Baltimore. This institution is facing multiple climate change related challenges both outside and inside the building. Yes, I'm at the dolphin show. But it's changed over the years. There's no disco music news, synchronized jumping it's mostly educational now. Then Dr Lee Clayton introduces me to the Atlantic bottlenose pod Jade is the mama foster who's one of our males. And then Chesapeake in spirit in mind as the head of animal care and welfare at the aquarium. And she says they've decided to relocate the pod to give them a better life outside in their native habitat. The dolphins will still be in a controlled environment. But one that is better for them. It really kind of takes the pressure off of us to create intellectually stimulating and physically stimulating environments for them in allows the natural habitat to do that. So like many retirees the pod is going to Florida, which is where the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin is originally from at least that's the plan, but the aquarium has hit some snags one of the issues is climate change. It's creating bigger more powerful storms. So they've been doing some modelling to see where the safest. A place with a new enclosure? We'll be how often do areas get hit by hurricanes. Wear two the hurricanes tend to go to land. What has historical damage, Ben? But we also need to keep in mind that there are some factors that may change, and we just can't predict them that's the wider issue with climate change. It's hard to make the right decisions when you can't exactly calculate the effects and while they're letting go of the dolphins. They're taking in more sea turtles. We go downstairs behind the dolphin arena to what looks like a deep indoor swimming pool. This is our sea turtle rehabilitation area, you can inside the pool our future Little's numbers on their backs waiting slowly through the shallow pools here they care for what it called cold stunned turtles turtles that have been suddenly exposed to water so cold, they get really sick. They kind of shut down. They can't swim. They don't mat metabolize properly there. More likely to get infections things like that. The aquarium is seen more and more cold stunned turtles recently Clayton says climate change is a likely factor with sudden changes in the water when we've got nice warm temperatures. And then the temperature drops very suddenly that can catch the turtles unaware, it's another way in which the aquarium and its resources are having to adapt to climate change outside. Another experiment in mitigation is underway. Bequem sits right on Baltimore's inner harbor, a bustling area with shops and restaurants and with water lapping just a few feet from the aquarium stores. Studies show that the inner harbor is likely to flood almost daily to see level rise by the end of the century. You're gonna come out. Charmaine dahlan. Berg is the director of feel conservation at the aquarium. She standing beside what's called a floating wetland. It's a four hundred square foot prototype a floating. Patch of Marsh grasses and plants and underneath our pipes that aerate the water. The aquarium's plan is for more. Artificial wetlands to fill the harbor around the building. So they prevent flooding. They lessen the effects of harmful algal blooms, and they're also really good carbon sinks besides absorbing carbon dioxide these floating green patches help remove pollution from the water while also providing habitat animals above and below the surface. Is it better to have something like this in a seawall? For example. It is better. I mean, the seawall does provide some habitat seal get your muscle your crabs on. But what we really want is. I've versity we really diversity in any kind of environment is so important and the wetland does. That meanwhile, the mission of this aquarium has also been changing over a million people. Visit the national aquarium each year. Megan Anderson does guest outreach here, which since twenty twelve includes talking about climate change, we met her near the shark exhibit. She says there is a reason they feel they can make a difference aquariums and zoos speak to more people than all sporting events combine and that people generally that come to crimson zoos are coming because they do have kind of a love or a passion for the environment. She says the facts don't get people to act on climate change in her experience. It's the emotional appeal and giving people a sense of what they can practically do at home, washing your clothes in cold water talking to friends and family about climate change. It's a message that resonates with Sadie Fernandez who is at the aquarium with her two year old Josie, what do you know about climate change? And are you interested in learning about it when you're here? Absolutely. Yeah. I know climate change is real. I know we do need to do better in the vitamin to make sure everything is sustainable for an X generation. And make an Anderson says she seeing more people like Sadie and Josie who are engaged in this issue back with the animals head vet, Dr Lee. Clayton says people's changing attitudes are giving her hope we as humans are behavior are behavior. Changes will absolutely help make a difference, and the the the dialogue can be very very depressing. But when we don't pollute as much species come back humans get healthier. So that does make a difference. She says the next ten years will be crucial in the fight against climate change. And we all have to do our part.

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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 552: UFC 243 Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson

GSMC Sports Podcast

23:57 min | 1 year ago

GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 552: UFC 243 Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson

"Aside some call that magic other say it's the eighth wonder of the world but whatever it is this the best way to save you twenty percent breaks filters wipers and more Napa know why should you buy ninety nine cent Napa bag because it's no ordinary bag it can save you twenty percent of three or more items you can fit in yeah fight on there so we're going to have right into it and get started here so on the prelims which was Kinda Weird to see Megan Anderson actually fighting so far a bit about Megan Anderson's big win a couple other fights or another fight on the show on that card was a surprise but Megan Anderson who had come off of a kind of a disappointing win when a lot of us that that are very familiar with Megan had her as a potential cal title challenge and women's Mixed Martial Arts podcast I am your host and Whitaker and capturing the middleweight title but since this is the women's mixed Marsh Oh we're GONNA we're GonNa talk a little we're going to talk about the upcoming big fight between Joe J. Check and Michelle Water Day we're GONNA be talking about U. OF C. Two forty three old habits die hard so we're GonNa talk about that big match we're GonNa talk a little bit about the INVICTA card mainly the main the main and I was very curious to see how Megan would perform against a fighter that's just as just as big as she was down the card that was that was a big shocker to me not really because it affects she's coming off of a loss but I was expecting I thought she the main event which wasn't a women's fight was Israel salary ended up beating Robert still be on the main card but to be on on the prelims that was a that was a British surprise and then for her to kick off the prelims need your daily fix of women's mixed martial arts from the UFC INVICTA FC Bella tour and one championship be in Luke has golden state media concepts got you covered get your v some women's MMA we've got you covered on golden state media concepts all right now thank you for tuning into the GMC singer so she goes into this fight after coming off a loss and she's she's fighting's Aria Popcorn and in which were going to be covering some of the two main women's matches that we were going to cover today and she did not disappoint she showed off some of her ground skills she they she what's GonNa be a pretty interesting fight because a lot of times when Megan fights a lot of fighters Megan is always the much bigger fighter? Jason Karate Hottie I still WANNA call you Anna Jam Yana Joe J. Check Johanna champion it's just the was that was the that was an absolute gift but Megan looked quite impressive and winning the fight in three minutes and fifty six seconds in the first round with a triangle choke I was very surprised that Megan next showed off number ground skills in that she has some times when she was showing off a little bit of a ground and pound sorry fell right into the triangle the featherweight division even when you just go to just the U. OF C. Rankings page they don't even show other fighters so when you look at when you start looking at Megan what's next for Megan She thinks that with this win. She's right entitled they just show Amanda Nunez with the Bell There's not a lot of competitors in this division and Megan is one of the biggest all right in line for a title shot which I kind of agree with when you look at the the fact that when you look at the names so with her coming off of a big win I could see Megan next right now Amanda New yes most accomplished fighters in the history of combat. She's tough she knows how to use movement I think poses the biggest threat to amend a union addresses bantamweight title Angles Footwork. She's not going to do what Chris Cyborg did which is standing right in front of the person with the hardest hands going a little bit but about this but and the reason why that is is the fact that drains or manner me is one of the makes it a very very interesting fight we'll talk about that fight when it gets a little closer but in the business and try to trade with her durant me will come in and she will fight sh she will fight smart and that was intriguing and that was on the early prelims when you look at Nadia caused me and Genu Kim now when you're looking at this fight and Amanda Nunez and Ange Rain Durant Emmy but jemaine randomly is the fighter that around that fight and then Megan Megan Anderson would be one of the one of the top two contenders for fight card is filled and what she is going to be fighting Germain's Iran Emmy and there's not a lot of talk about that fight between compounds over Kim is actually from South Korea and heard three of her last eight fights before she gets passed remained randomly and Megan Anderson and she's GonNa be Champ for you look at this I was looking forward to seeing this fight strictly because I hadn't seen Kim fight Genu Kim fight longtime it's going to be very interesting to see how she makes it through these fights here now when you look at she was coming off of a year law a year layoff and when she did the way end she actually came in she came in the fight started out right out the gate with a knockdown of Nadia and from that point on ninth to really control the fight and in the end it was the fight was over it when you go through and you look at other fights on this car there was only there was only one other fight on this card that whereby stoppage by submission so I had heard she was a very tough fighter she definitely did not disappoint this weekend but this was not in a UFC INVICTA had a card and which I was I was definitely in Sanchez and really it was actually a very tough fight very close but Pearl is Bir Perlas cutting out a path in invicta to actually sir chest the featherweight title so Mandy Nunez's Card fight card is is actually her is Kinda lineup servite here I would not be surprised if Perot Gonzales does not get another title shot an Invicta trying to think of who does she fight I cannot think of her name right off the opposite off the top of my head anyway broken intrigued by that that particular fight as was the fight that we're talking about was parole Gonzales Pearl Gonzales what it was justified or that was just too big too strong too powerful quite impressive another fight that went on and edged out a really close decision a lot of a lot of ground panel a lot of grappling is it being when it came when when the fight was at the end I thought Pearl did enough to win an inter five thousand at checkout that's Harrys dot com code five thousand joy as a whole INVICTA FC thirty seven card was actually quite entertaining. I always love listening watching Invicta I always try to support on top of that now when we come back we're going to take a quick break there's a quick one but when we the statements have not been evaluated by the FDA this product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease fight again she had just fought for the title in which she lost because of disqualification after this in the second round by Ko. 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Adesanya, Romero, Mighty Mouse, Felder, Spencer, M. Anderson, More

Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

3:03:50 hr | 7 months ago

Adesanya, Romero, Mighty Mouse, Felder, Spencer, M. Anderson, More

"Hey everyone it's your old pal area Hawaii here for another episode of the program and we got a great one for you. It is as I like to say going to be. Let's yes I said lip before we get the today show. Let me tell you about my good friend. Whoa CH- Yes. You know Adrian Watson Hausky pound for pound one of the best people here at ESPN. You know I love my basketball right love all things NBA. Well he's got an amazing podcast called the Wochit pod and I can't wait to listen to new episodes of the show every time they drop. Wherever you get your podcast. The woke pot. It is phenomenal features. Some great in-depth analysis live shows and interviews. Some of the biggest names in basketball. So if you want to check it out I suggest you find the Woge pod wherever you get your podcasts. All right now until the show which as always contains some language that may not be suitable for all audiences so listener discretion is advised. Enjoy and gentlemen back in your life on this Monday March second two thousand and twenty Hogan Everyone Marijuana. Welcome back to the program. I can't believe it's march. How crazy is this two months into the year? This is insane whereas the time going. Well I'll say this it's been a great year so far two thousand twenty. It's been fun another fun event this past weekend and this coming weekend in Las Vegas we. Ufc Two forty eight two title fights on the card. The return of Israel Adesanya yes. It's not oddest Sonya. Listen let's establish this right here and now the next sixty days or so. I'm going to be saying Israel's name a lot all right. And it's not Ida Sonya it's Adesanya it's actually a disowned before being real sticklers Sonia. All right he meets your Romero huge fight eighteen and no style bender soldier of God. Silver medalist two thousand six Romero going for another title. Probably his last chance if he wins second oldest champion in. Ufc history going up against the rising star fastest guy in the modern era to win seven fights in the look at this and then of course John. Wiley has been through so much over the past month. Going from Thailand to Abu Dhabi getting quarantined coming over to Las Vegas defending her title for the first time against the former Straw way Queen WanNa Janecek. It's amazing stuff you want. It could be the first female and UFC history to win the same title on two separate occasions. It's never been done so I can't wait but before we get to all that I got a lot of thoughts on this past weekend and some other stuff as well. We've got a great show planned for all of you are going to be talking to some big names including Israel Adesanya and you'll Romero and Paul fell there. I'll give you the lineup in a second but first some thoughts on this week in and you know what I have to start with. I have to start with the main event. This past weekend in Norfolk Virginia. You've see flyweight title fight. We talked all week long. If this was the beginning of a new era for the flyweights if this was an opportunity for either Joseph Ben obidos or Davidson figured Eddo to assert themselves as the new face of the flyway class. It seemed pretty clear that Henry. Pseudo did not want to cut to twenty five anymore and especially at the beginning of the week we found out that Suharto was going to defend his bantamweight title in. May Again Josie Aldo. And we can talk on non about then I feel like I've made my thoughts pretty clear on that fight and how crazy of fight. It is last week and so I won't get too much into the weeds on that particular one but it did seem like the dawn of a new era. Well guess what happens on Friday by now you probably know Davidson figured I missed weight. Friday morning weighs in at one hundred and twenty seven and a half pounds. Benedetti's makes wait so now we got a problem right. This is just the third fourth time I should say that there were three times prior to that. Just a four time in history that a title contender. Mrs Wait. First Time Joe Riggs Matt Hughes Second Time Travis Luder against Anderson Silva third time. You'll Romero against Robert Whitaker. Though graphics a little bit wrong it should be rubber. Whitaker you get the point. Mr Prior to an interim title fight in any event. We had a problem here because we've got a situation where the. Us's tried to crown a new champion well in order to win the belt. You have to make weight so what happened was sort of shades. Toronto couple years ago where we had Anthony Pederson Maxa for the interim belt. Remember miss wait so the belt was only on the line for Max Hallway. It was the same thing going into Saturday. And you got the feeling as Wacky as this division has been over the past eight years remember how it all started with a miscalculation between Ian McCall and DJ in Australia. I just had a feeling on Friday. Like of course this is going to happen. Of course figured I'd is going to win this fight and the belt will be taken and now the division is really going to be in shambles. It seemed like everyone was rooting for Benefa- because if he want he'd be the champion and he would read new life into the division but it just seemed like as weird as this division has been since its inception. Something wacky is going to happen and guess what something Wacky did happen. Because Davidson triggered. Idaho won the fight on Saturday. Not only did he win he annihilated. Joseph Benhamouda's I mean that was in my opinion quite one sided and I just got the sense much like the whitaker izzy fight back in October. Benefit to me seem tentative. He seemed nervous. He seemed like he was putting too much pressure on his shoulders saying all week long how he wasn't doing that and when he got into the cage it seemed like he was too caught up in the moment and in the fight itself. Look I'm not going to be the kind of guy to like breakdown film. I'm not going to be that guy. Never be that guy but I know fights when I watched them. I know what's going on. I've watched enough of them at this point. I don't know a benefit is was doing. He was swinging for the fences. Left and right he was throwing haymakers. It seemed like he wanted to end this fight early. Seem like he wanted to knock out Davison but he wasn't setting anything up. Everything was telegraphed. Everything was big Lou punches. It was very wild. It was very unimpressive and I tweeted going into the second round. I thought figuring out a one the first round and I said benefit has better be careful because he's going to get caught. Figured it was really good. I know he's not a household name but he's really good and he hits really hard. He's to catch Ben Evita's moments later. They clash heads. And let's make something very clear here. The clashing of the heads was not figure. It was fault. Yes they clashed. Heads opened up a big Gash but they clashed heads because but if he just was leading with his head and moved it up if he doesn't do that which he was doing in the first round they're not clashing heads. That was not figurados fault. So anyone who's blaming figurative for this. Look he deserves enough blame for missing weight. He's screwed himself in that situation. But not in the clashing heads department and that was the beginning of the end and then he gets knocked out and it was kind of shades of the Dimitrius John to fight. And you feel for benefit. As he is a veteran he is a great fighter this now his third crack at a UFC built in in the last. What eight or so years. He had a crack in. Wc So technically owned three in the AFC own for under these ufos umbrella. No one has ever gone. Three official title fights. I know some of you like to bring up. The euro favor barral interim title. I'm not gonNA count that one so no one has ever gone more than three. No one has done worse than three. I should say and a bunch of people like us of skin and Dan Henderson. Others have gone have gone three and now benefit as finds himself in that category. And you have to wonder if he ever gets another title shot. And so we have a situation where forget to wins and titles vacant and so I see a lot of people saying let's be done with it? This is the perfect out. It's over I say no. I say you have something special figured the you have C. Can't afford to get rid of divisions they can't afford to get rid of titles not right now. Now when they're putting on forty two forty three events a year now when they're creating interim titles not when they're trying to find suitable main events for all. These shows week after week after week. You can't do that. You've gotten official. Don't get rid of a now. The same reason you shouldn't get rid of the women's featherweight division. The one forty five pound weight class for the Women. I want to get rid of that either. Figueredo versus non title Fight Hartselle. Let's be honest as a main event. Right Davison Figueredo. Versus Justice for the flyweight title isn't easy sell. You got the poster you got the belt you've got stakes TITLE FIGHT ON ESPN. Plus now you can sell something so you need those titles. I wouldn't get rid of it now. It's a bit clunky. It's unfortunate. There's no champion boy you have to do is find a new contender for one. Twenty five and match them up against Davidson figuring. You gotTa give another crack. I know you don't want to reward someone. Let's be honest. The man has suffered enough. Didn't get a performance bonus. I saw him a May junkie that his reebok thing went down from thirty thousand five thousand which to me is just absolute. Chris I mean what if he had a sponsor they wouldn't dock his pay because he missed weight unless there are really mean sponsor. He deserves his thirty thousand for being in the main event but again known collectively bargaining that and no one has a seat at the table. And you know how I feel about all that in the end the guy lost a lot. Not only did you lose a chance. At becoming a champion he lost a lot of money as well. I think he's suffered enough so book him. If you want to do it against benefit us again sure. I don't see a lot of interest in that fight. What I would do is figured Eddo Against Henry Suharto in Brazil tells Josie Aldo. Can you win one fight? Can you win one fight at one? Thirty five with all due respect. You're a legend Europe. I bowed hall of fame. I don't want to disrespect you but can you win one fight on one thousand five. Let's do pseudo figured Eddo. One twenty five in Brazil may nine fifty and do Amanda Nunez Against Felicia Spencer in the Coleman event who says no who says No. Don't get rid of the way class. I know most of you want to see it go. I still think it's fun. I still think there's great talent and I still think there's an opportunity to build stars like Davidson figured Eddo. The guy's a great fighter. I know he doesn't speak English and he doesn't like cell himself and he doesn't do wacky things. But how do you not watch that fight and say I want more of that guy? He screwed up royally but I'd like to see him fight for the next and I want to see him fight. Henry Pseudo and I know there's zero chance of this happening but this is my pipedream. So let's call an audible. Crazier things have happened. Call the audible deuce. Ehud overseas for the one twenty-five title and then like I said Nunez versus Felicia Spencer. And what I love so much about this card was you had to weigh classes. Who are you know usually overlook the bastard child of the UFC weight divisions getting the limelight? On Saturday. It was fun and I wish they would do this more often. I really like this. You've got a little mini tournament going on the card. You had Megan Anderson Felicia Spencer fighting on the same card and it starts Megan getting the early knockout. Ooh That's great well done. That was amazing. She set the tone. She said the message. You know. The FELICIA Spencer's in the back watching this right. She's got to do something impressive. Now it seems to have been somewhat forgotten that Felicia Spencer has a win. Over Megan. Anderson has a win over Megan Anderson back in May of last year in Ottawa. We've got that for a second but anyway it was fun sets. The tone sends a message. Great knockout boom to Winston row. Megan Anderson says give me the belt. Woo this man. The Nunez's tweeting about it. I mean who didn't have a blast watching this on Saturday. And then we get to Felicia Spencer and she gets a first round. Tko and to me that makes it pretty elementary. It has to go to Spencer. Not only did she go toe to toe with Chris. Cyborg not only that. She went on Saturday. She has a win over Megan Anderson and I get the impression Felicia Spencer is not afraid of Nunez now. I'm not suggesting that you can. Anderson is afraid of Amanda Nunez but Megan Anderson is slowly but surely coming into her own as a fighter. She has talked openly on this show sitting right over there about nerves anxiety about doubting herself about not wanting to come out of the locker room right. It seems like she's getting over that. I think you'd be doing a massive disservice to her. If you put in against the newness right now let her. Get One or two more wins. Let Newness Fight Spencer. If all goes well for Nunez in that fight let go down to one thirty five perhaps fight an NFL. Donna and then let Megan Anderson after a couple more wins if all goes well fight for the belt but I think Felicia Spencer is a lot more ready right now to fight him on the news to fight for the belt after which he did against Cyborg the heart after what you did on Saturday. I think she's better on the ground in a perfect world. They both get a few more fights to get ready for Nunez. But I'm told that Nunez wants to fight on that card nine. I'm told she really wants to fight at one forty five. She wants to defend the title. She wants to be the first woman to defend. Two belts to differ way classes. You got this little mini tournament on Saturday. So you got to do it. That's the fight Spencer Nunez. If Megan Anderson would have one on Saturday and Spencer lost all right then if she really wants to do it then you put her in there but I think this was the best case scenario for me Anderson. Great you look great you now on two in a row. You're coming into your own. Let Spencer Fight Nunez. See how that plays out get another victory or two preferably and then you fight for the belt. So we'll see if they make that fight. Nunez seems adamant to fight at one forty five necks and they could probably use another championship. Fight on that card may ninth in Brazil. One of the things about the card on Saturday. How wacky was the could Alaba Mugabe Alkali of fight? That was incredible from the moment it started. First of all COULDA started the week. The suits that he was wearing. I gotta find his Taylor. He looked phenomenal. But then the fight starts actually. I should say they're both in the cage. Fight doesn't even start and they go toe to toe and I've never seen this before they actually get into like a mini fractious. They actually like touch each other and there's under hoax involved and there's touching involved and there's chest to chest involve I mean that was just wacky stuff. The security of the commission. They took way too long to get involved way too long to break them up but all right fine they break them up and then fortunately the fight lasts like less than forty seconds and it was just a horrible call. By the referee Kevin McDonald. He jumped in way too way too soon. Now I don't buy the theory that Coochie Laba was doing rope a dope. I really don't I saw his interview afterwards with Komodo and he was like that was part of the game plan. Part of the game plan was to pretend like you arrived on your feet and the first thirty six seconds. I just don't buy that but I also will say. It was an atrocious call. He was not fully out. He was still swinging. He was still punching. Yes he was a little rock yes he was a little banged up but that was way too premature and it was funny in the next fight you had. Felicia Spencer raining down blows and it seemed like that fight should have ended twenty five seconds sooner. Take the two fights and you kinda find the the median and then you can get a perfect but in that particular flight that was a bad call and I think the thing that you have to do. I mean you got all this build up with the the face to face thing that happened. Before and then the controversy just run it back as such for coots Alaba. He doesn't get half of his pay. You suffer greatly as a result of a mistake by the referee. And these are these situations where I wish you can hear from the referee. Get his point of view as to why he stopped it. And perhaps if you really were doing the old rope-a-dope pretending to be out maybe this will deter others from doing that. But I just don't think people do that in an anime as much. There's too much at stake. You get hit with those four ounce gloves. You don't time to do that. Especially NOT THIRTY. Five seconds into the fight fifteen minutes into the fight. Fourteen minutes thirteen minutes fine but thirty seconds. And I don't believe that you're doing that. Bottom line is horrible. Call so I just talked about may ninth right. We spoke about this very briefly last weekend show because it came out of the show. We're starting to get a sense for the spring schedule starting to get a sense that the UFC wants to do this may ninth. They wanted us to hoot overseas. Although I say call the audible. But they're not gonNA listen to me. We all know that we know that they're gonNA probably put them into Nunez on my card. Probably Against Felicia. Spencer. We also know that in early. June June June sixth. They're going to Perth. We found out last week. It is going to be Perth. We know about Valentina Shevchenko going up against Join Calderwood for the one twenty five pound title. We also know that Volkogonov ski is going to be on that Fi card and we know that Kriens Ambi- had surgery and so it's looking like it's going to be Holloway. Pardieu hallways not really campaigning again. Lead me to believe he knows something that we don't so those are two title fights and then we start to get to July and so I say right here now has to do this sooner rather than later. You need to book July Eleventh Conor McGregor Versus Justin Gates. You I told you last week on the show and everyone went crazy that you know gay cheese. The front runner preliminary talks. Nothing more has happened since then so all. Just calm down. But here's the thing you got Conor McGregor on that card. I know that has come out and said that spun versus might as well as what they were targeting would guess what when he said that there were no real talks of this fight happening just yet so what you do is this. You put conner on the car because you're not going to create a new card for Connor. They've already established this. This is not happening. I think this is a mistake. Connor wanted to fight in April may June. And they're saying no. We're not creating new card. We're the boss here. You're not going to trump the brand all right. Fine if you just read the tea leaves and this is the thing that I was saying time. And again everyone was going crazy when they came out and said when they came out and said if he beats her own he's GonNa fight for the belt. Everyone lost their mind. Remember when everyone lost their mind when he said this and I said she would calm down. Just look at the schedule. Habib is fighting Ferguson April. And then he's not going to fight until the fall. Connor has said time and again that he wants to be active dating back to that press conference in Russia. Remember that press conference where he said. He wants to fight three times. He's not gonNA wait. And I see this interview with Dana. Says it's looking like he doesn't want to wait. Yes it's looking like. He doesn't WanNa way because he said that back in November that he doesn't want to wait he's not going to wait. He wanted to fight. He was talking about March originally and then April well. They don't have the opportunity because they're not going to have them fight in Brazil and they're not going to fight him Perth. The next opportunity to fight on pay per views July eleventh. So you have to do is unfortunately who's been Moskva. You guys got to wait either fight early August or late August. They've got two shows. They're all right you guys wait till then and we've got steep. Afdc potentially we're going to find out later on this week about CPA's is he's got a doctor's appointment and of course we've got John Jones and it looks like warming up to the rematch against Dominic Reyes. Which is you know but you gotTa do July Eleven. No titles. 'cause YOU'RE NOT GONNA put another champion on a connor card because of the pay per view point. You're not going to split that pipe. Because he earns so much money you do conor McGregor versus just engage. That's the fight everyone wants to see. That's the fight that has the most momentum. No one else has really raised their hand known else's campaign. Justin is the guy you do that flight at one fifty five preferably to get ready for the beep of course. We hope that could be Ferguson. Happens and then seven days later in Las Vegas you got Tyson fury versus deontay wilder. Three our colleague Dan rate feel has already reported that flight is in the works for July eighteenth at MGM Grand. Could you imagine what the scene would be like July eleventh in Las Vegas Connor verses and then seven days later at MGM? While they're fury three? Could you imagine the travelers? Could you imagine the people coming over from overseas? Could you imagine the money generated for Sin City perfect at just booked? It for you done deal make it happen again if you read the tea leaves if you look at the schedule there's no other spot for him to fight and I see people say Well Dana. Who's versus Maswadeh? No? He said that's what they were targeting. He never said it was a done deal and it's not a done deal. That flight card is open right. Now you gotta give Connor. What he wants he calls the shots. He's the biggest drawn the game. You put them July eleventh to set the tone and then you say our top rank are you. Try to US seven days later. How incredible is that? Tell me you're not buying that. And then you do. Memos would all later in the summertime and then you Jones and you do hopefully steep versus DC three all right. You're welcome. Let's do it all right. Here's Today's lineup. Three twenty. We're going to be joined by the reigning defending UFC middleweight champion. Israel Adesanya the last style bender himself in Las Vegas. Getting Ready for Your Romero. I can't wait always great to talk to at three twenty. We'll talk to Louis Painter. Who had an eventful week in Norfolk met? His biological father met his biological brother for the first time. He's like a walking ancestry DNA add. This man is amazing. Found HIS MOTHER. A couple months ago. Thanks to our good friends over at ancestry. So we'll talk to Luis Pena. Who HAD A big win over Steve Garcia new camp for him looking forward to that conversation? We'll talk to Doron win at two forty five he's fighting on this week's UFC. Two forty eight card he faces. Gerald Mir chartres remember. He lost his first pro fight in his last fight back in October and Boston against Darren Stewart and he also Miss Wade prior to that. And that's a big no-no when you're arrested when you're part of Team Aka kind of frowned upon to to miss wait so I'm looking forward to seeing how he bounces back and I'm looking forward to seeing how he responds on Saturday at two twenty five. We'll talk to you. Paul felder haven't heard much from him since his loss to Dan Hooker. Again you'll recall hinted at retirement. We'll see where he's at nine or so days later. Dimitrius Johnson will join us to ten want to get his thoughts on what happened with the flyweights. And what happened with figured? Eddo and benefit is also years if I coming up in April against Adrian. No more is Megan Anderson who we spoke about earlier will join us at one fifty five talk to her about her victory. Oh Romero will join us from Los Angeles. He's doing some media day stuff over there at one thirty five to talk about the title. Fight this weekend but first. Let's talk to the pride of Montreal. Quebec Canada yes. She Reps Orlando these days. But we know when it's when it's time to fight. She's got the Canadian flag behind her. She is a Canadian at heart. She is in my opinion. The number one contender at one hundred and forty five pounds. She is the fee. Nom FELICIA Spencer Felicia. How are you great? How are you? I'm doing really well? And Wow. What a static shot that is no movement is just there. I love it. It's locked in. Yeah well done to you and well done on the victory on Saturday. Congratulations and so I wanNA start with this because we were just talking about this before you came on. I thought it was really cool. The way the book this they had. Un Megan fighting on the same card. They had are fighting. I I get the nod your higher ranked. You beat her. She sets the tone and then you respond. Did you watch her fight? Where you in the locker room watching what she did and when you saw what she did. Did you say to yourself all right? I need to do something better than that. I need to one up her. Actually why but I my team. You know cameras reacting to I didn't push much longer as possible that she would also our shopping spending. I wanted to. Offer Sean. You know do my up. I'm focused on me and making statements at input on so the. Tv's not even on in the Locker Room TV was on I'M NOT TOO BIG ON WATCHING. But it's not gonna try to wait watching. I'm just saying you know it's there. Did you run into her at any point throughout the week during the ceremony? Away in close to her. You know he had alden ran into my opponent is you can run with with Shell. What was that like when you ran into? Zara name shook my hand and I think I'm sitting down to Italy Saturday great ages meeting. Yeah other than the tough finale. The season of the ultimate fighter which featured the women's featherweight division. This was just the second time in history that there were two women's featherweight fights on the same card. Did you view this as they said on the broadcast like a mini Grand Prix? Did you view this way? Like the fact that they're putting us on the same card are they're trying to see who comes out looking better and that a potential title shot is on the line. Here as the meanness everyone's been talking about it was a showcase learn and I know that's what I mean and wants to do is how Sarah also young thank God and and I think deserves a lot of credit right. Because she doesn't have to be so adamant about defending that title but I think her doing so opens the door for one of you. She gets in a fight at one thirty five until suitable contender emerges but she has told the UFC quite clearly from what I'm told I want to fight a one forty five necks. Are you aware of this as well? And did you know this before the fight? Which gave you some confidence that. Hey if I do something great in this fight I could be next absolutely. Yeah I mean management saying that for a while that she wants to have that that check on her list of achievement. First Olympic about sin. I know I to me. It was just a matter of job which you know taking the accident and so how. `Bout you going into this fight because of course the last time we saw you was in July. What a big opportunity that was. What a great showing from you. It was but it was your first pro loss against Chris Cyborg of course in in Edmonton going into this fight. How did you feel about yourself internally because you were coming off a loss at the end of the day you could be showered with as much praise as possible from Dana White in media? But you did come off loss. Did you feel like you were less confident? Doubting yourself anxious. How were you reacting to coming off your first pro loss. I felt I felt really good. I just back in the swing out every fight. Every fight is the biggest sign of your life. Whatever who's next in front of you is GonNa make your career go this way out way so for me. She was my next stop. And it's always this big his always serve nerves but being ready. I expect the nursing homes over the outcome without on and there wasn't really any you know not so much added pressure. I'm yet to be trusted to win. Of course you know fighting began under. You'll do. My job needs to make that statement and I wanted to be. I really wanted to make it a little bit of inside that you know. What if anything did you learn about yourself and about fighting when you went in there against Chris? Cyborg going toe to toe with her for fifteen minutes. What did you come away with after means that drive again? Not that any less Dr. L. pushed steve every inside things. Do you nice win in Samarra No training to adults. And what I see. And you know Execute actually things differently you know and everyone is beatable on everyone. Anybody so Excited to have another good opportunity on the luckiest person I get a win. Find a legend. Everyone hopefully gets by with any with any year. No I'm I'm earn where slot and on any particular reason why you took seven months often between fights. Well I wanted to try to fight the beginning of twenty twenty on his writing. Megan right away jumping back in the camp. Decide were a little break wasn't sugar. You know how long that would be what I was thinking like. I did also to my time on in December and so that was you know we're GonNa do that together. Creek nation's long fight. You didn't play lineup. So I married forever and it worked out and then jumps and actually it was a busy and congratulations puzzle till on the on the marriage and I understand your your husband. Now he has made his pro debut as well right exactly. He got it faster to finish tonight. And Wow I love it. That's you feel different now that you're a married woman like when you're fighting you feel like you have a different purpose or kind of the same thing. I'll let you know about this change that now. We pretty much an elaborate We do get a puppy. Which is the only thing on there. You know. I I find those around me. You know my team. I feel like I in a job as my team and to me. It's so on display what I fight Alison fight for me and I liked plantains. Mariner all and by the way. What did you think of the finish? It seemed like it was just going on and on and especially considering the last fight ended so prematurely were you thinking in the midst of that like all right do I still have to keep punching her. She seems to want nothing to do with. This seem like it could have been done but one an in there. I didn't really think about it at all of you know you just have to keep going. You know random can be lasting train. Don't stop is if you take a break. A moment to bridge or she's she's got a raging which when she gets that leverage do a lot so I just wanted to be relaxing and manages a logo via bus on till join rush sex. It was a long time but she's not supplied some brexit tension out of the fact that might malul eight but it wasn't like I was making her bleed all over the place my too crazy and probably a little. You know if the last operated I didn't need to see that yet either but you know what it is a great job. You're okay with the stoppage but perhaps not okay with the decision to not give you a bonus based on that instagram post as I understand. I understand tuck twice at the ballot really going remorse tonight or Saturday. I'm UNLV vimy timescales. I thought I did something a little bit. Unusual EXCITING FINISH IT. So there is really great and Had on so to be very clear you WANNA fight amend the newness next you. Don't mind if it's May ninth in Brazil but you think you've done enough to warrant a title shot is. That accurate was very clear after. I didn't think that it was going to be today. Big Donate Janas. Kinda surprised me heavily debating every post who should get it I mean. I think it's pretty obvious that I be making less than a year ago. And she's coming off a win but I also just be you know. I'm offended Megan. I think she'll get a shot. Give this when I'm being obviously Earned it and it's my turn and I'm ready for me in a perfect world. Would you like to get one or two more? I know I'm not saying that. You don't want the title shot but you are relatively young as far as your MMA careers concern. Muniz has been doing this. Heck of a lot longer. Do you feel like a couple more fights would help you or do you. Do you really think that you are ready for Amanda. Right now I mean a year as I wait. A year is going to be that much different on. I just came off with another great again a number and I have a little bit of experience for someone who's very experienced also some passive fighting. The Best of the best time was taught in there with I think. I think it's raining men and he's not much going on in the division otherwise. I think it's not when you when you watch a man to fight. What hold you see in her game? She looks so good as of late. How'd you how'd you beat her? I mean there's always there's always a little things they see that candidates for head right now but you know when I get my hands. You will have a tendency to go certain way. A little unorthodox gear. It works you know. We saw some some interesting things in her last performance with Jimmy going to be different. Normally flinching much in the past. Now I know that everyone involving a different much differently and I think there's some things I can do to take her out no. I'm excited to testify against her. It really it really excites me to have now. Are you saying that? Maybe you weren't all that impressed with her. Last performance against remain. I mean it was a good performance. No that was just. We're starting to see Amanda. That was like just taking people out. You know in the first round a lot and I like crazy finishes Reminder dislike credits. Now she's just a human being had she has a game plan and sometimes things go really really well when you had planned. Take Longer Sean and sometimes you just have to grind through. It goes for me. You know not. A perfect match is not unbeatable. Everything's last career. But there's nothing things I see that and capitalize on no good luck to you. Good luck to Felicia. I hope you get this title fight. I hope that you get this opportunity. I've been so impressed with what you've done. Shout out to New York Rick. Way Back in the day. Who was telling me that there was a young woman from Montreal. Who was fighting an INVICTA right? Who was making waves? Who would be one of the top contenders at one forty five and I hope you get it because I think you did enough on Saturday. Thank you so much for joining us. Congratulations on getting married. Congratulations on the win and Hopefully we'll see Megan's Amanda Nunez Eighty so much for your time guys all right there. She is Felicia Spencer as you can see eight and one as a pro tune one in the UFC. Her fourth career first round. Finish the first round finish on Saturday. Entered as the big favourite on the card a minus. Eight fifty wow according to Caesar sportsbook and Outlandish Farren Forty Thirteen insignificant strikes. Thirty two nothing on the ground. I thought the fight went a little too long especially following the Kuti la fight but perhaps you can say that. I was defending yourself. I thought she seemed to not want to continue to fight in which is kind of turning her back and saying please like there's always that weird point there where you don't want to actually tap due to strikes because there's this negative stigma attached to that but she just kept going and then eventually damaging we to stop the fight. So on Saturday we had We had Megan. Addison fight first and then we had Felicia Spencer fight on the Coleman event. This time we're switching it around. Spencer will come on the show first and then later in the show will Megan Anderson to state her case in a matter of seconds. We'll be joined by Mr Yoel Romero but before we get to Mr Yoel Romero. Let me tell you about blue shoe guys. Everyone has performance issues at some point. One avoid it get to blue dot com blue dot COM has the first ever. Shula Bowl that brings your performance to another level. Check this out. They've got the same active ingredient veteran Viagra cialis. So you know. 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Oh Romero. He's in Los Angeles right now about to go on a very busy media tour being the rinky-dink show that we are. We have to catch him before the media tour because we can't get on the schedule but that's okay because I'm looking forward to talking to Mr Romero because he's got a big fight coming up on Saturday. We all know that he's had the opportunity to fight for three titles in his UFC KOREAN. Fortunately due to some unfortunate circumstances he hasn't actually fought for an official one yet but here he is at age forty to forty two years young getting an opportunity to fight. Israel de Sonya and is. He deserves a lot of credit. Once it became known that Powell Kosta was not going to fight on March. Seventh is he said. I want that guy. I want the soldier of God. I want the most feared man in the division and I think the PROMOS that they put out leading up to. This fight have been phenomenal. Just kind of telling the story of how feared Romero is and how dangerous he is at forty two. This man was a silver medalist at the two thousand Olympic Games two thousand Olympic Games. It's two thousand twenty. I think I think izzy was twelve years old when the two thousand Olympic Games are going on and here. He is still doing his thing. I mean it's amazing again at forty two. He could very well become the champion on Saturday. And if he becomes the champion forty two he would be the second oldest fighter in. Ufc history to win a title. Of course way back when you have SI sixty eight it was randy couture defeating Tim. Sylvia to become the heavyweight champion and we all remember how great of a scene that was in Columbus Ohio. And here's Romero doing his thing against Israel Adesanya on Saturday the main event at forty two. It's unbelievable so without further ado. Let's say hello to the man they call these soldier of God. The one in Joel Romeo Kuba Shallow Joa Sharon. How are you my friend? Good how are you? It's good to talk to you. Are you ready for history on Saturday? This is an opportunity to win the belt finally for you. What is what are the emotions one of the thoughts right now on your mind on Monday? I'm ready signing in all. I'm very ready. Blasts are Matai on. I. I thinking about go by for for Miami with I WanNa make it happen to the community PORTA for spending community. I WanNa make game very happy home by country. Only thing right now. I'm very excited. And you know I feel great. I think it's great to see that small. You're representing the Miami. Marlins it's a great scene. I have to ask you this because everyone's kind of concerned. Yes you look at that. That is nice. Who made that for you? You all these who made this for you. Who gave you this? Abe was good. Friends will mean for from Miami. Okay is it every time with? He gave me the hat. I win. I win well. Perhaps that's a good sign. You're going into an elevator right now so it looks like we might lose you here. Yes this is great. Walking into the Alvin. Okay let's wait for him to come down from the elevator and he'll walk out of the elevator and then we'll continue the conversation. I like the Miami. Marlins hat by the way it's nice head. I like that logo. Very much But again I wanted to ask them. I was just about to ask him about his weight because I remember he was in studio. Mma our days prior to the whitaker fight and he seemed to be in great spirits but they go to New York remember that they go to New York and then Chicago. He went from Florida to New York. I'm looking here Florida New York. Then he went to Chicago. A geographies correct and then we all know what happened but the Illinois Commission got a little jumpy there and they told him to not cut wait anymore. They said he didn't have time. I don't know a bit of a weird situation. But here he is going from Miami down here to L. A. he's clearly in L. A. And then Vegas that of a shorter John if you will. But it's still some activity on the Monday before the fight and so I think there's some concern about the schedule and so we WANNA know if he's going to be healthy if he's GonNa be prepared to make weight he's going to be going from there to Las Vegas. I believe later on this evening or early tomorrow. So it's not the craziest thing a little surprising. Israel only came to Vegas a couple of days ago with the time difference. All right. I think we have. Romero back is either. Yoel you there. Okay let me ask you this. How much do we weigh on the Monday? Before the fight against it again Eric. How much should we weigh? Wanted one eighty nine one eighty nine now. No Not Ninety eight ninety nine a Wendy Eight. Okay so we got. What thirteen pounds is that common for us? That is that the right amount compared to the past is that is that a common wait for him on the Monday before. Fight in this morning. He says that's very good schedule. No more men December vesoul normally around two zero two one nine to twelve depending dependence any any differences from this particular training camp in and especially on fight week for the way cut from a year and a half ago in Chicago. Are you gonNA have anyone with you? To make sure that there's no issues on the scale. Of course talk different now. You know what I do training type training. That's their tongue between twenty. Does it must use it. You know I am the now the two time where I miss way I try to but I know I know I can do the way by way. I know you know but for me when I have time for twenty for training now I know thinking about it. They wait for my wife for for the fight. Okay detained or training in part of because you need to lose your way and training camp. Yup Yup Yup all right. Well that's good news by the way I wanted to ask you. I've been meaning to ask you this. Did you ever see any of that money from the lawsuit when they were to do like twenty seven million dollars the whole thing with the the supplement? Did you ever see any any pennies for that? Like the such a big deal when you were not yet. Are you expecting to see anything? Yes good one ABE. I hear you over their opinion. It's been over a year. What's taking so long arm? Proper sliced company my lawyers regarding you walk in. You know I want you to get paid. I think you yes. Well what did you think when when is he was the one who said I want to fight this guy like you know in a way you have to give him some credit right. He could have picked anyone and so he picked you. Despite the fact that technically the judges awarded the last fight for Paolo Costa. Do thank him. Do you ever Spec for easy for picking you. And why do you think he picked you? you know. Every time is dependent with the Komo illegal in everything they were to say on the on the fans on the fans. Not No no no no no no. He say how he asked me. How are feeling when they're easy? Fight or I I say pay. Everything is depend. How easy say the tone right? It's basically how how we came about saying he wanted to fight. So it's it's it's a matter of how of how he didn't like it because I truly I under the really Really being the division. Does he like you know when he say I wanted to find your? He's not thinking about. I know feeling like Oh man Biz. Men wanted to find me the. Hey what if I need? Because he wanted to kill him. No no I know I know. I don't think like this. I see the good feeling he wanted to find me. Because Okay Now. What about the dance off? Who Do you think the dance off? That was amazing. What you did you back then. Split Faulk. What did you think of the Dan saw? Who Wins Ten nine for? I think about who hold on I do I do. I really should be good. Get Good I say I I think I I see the breeder of the people who seem it. I look at this. Oh Man why do you like that? I am easy. I under the desk die. Where does he like this? Who Do not like it now. Did you hurt yourself because you were wearing jeans? Did you like after you did that. Did you say this was a mistake on the The put the moves that you make your own mistakes. You know everybody. Everybody's everybody's easy on. What do they do the jubilee? Giving a mistake thinking to hurt yourself. No No freaking boss. I know there is nothing does report that why mortified. What did you say? What did you say when you guys were squaring off their? You blew a kiss towards. And what did you say? I bad unit nor does unit unit. Kim Dan sounds sounds advance. You only for for Latino you know you know you don't you don't have it. You know that you know how they don't you don't you don't know he tried it doesn't I. I do thank you guys. I can't i. can't he guys I can't size doesn't you? By the way. Did you see this past weekend? Michael Bis being finally said that he loves you too. Did you see this clip loves you to see you have something I don't have a? I don't have it ready. But he said on the broadcast. I'll send it to Abe to show to you but also got Michael Coping saying that he loves you. Everyone seems to love you and it seems like you're starting to get this respect here. You are at forty two. What would it mean for? You had forty two years old to finally get that belts to be the second oldest champion in UFC history. What would that mean to you? That's what every time saying all all three of three missing key. God bless my life. You know what I need to say. Thank you call. Amen tying you know I can't I can't I can't wait would I would. I would try what I what I love. You know. That's what I love. It's my passion you this time for a long time. That's what I do every day. Is this have you seen Darren till talk about you all the time? He keeps saying he wants to fight. Everyone at one eighty five except for you. That he's almost like has won't nothing to do with you. He's afraid of you. You see these comments from Dr. Until and what do you think of them is funny Arnold because I think she she she she she she either. She denied me. Put it that way on the percents of hate fight. I know he's he say all because workers job by the way can ask you about your dog. You'll have seen photos of your dog. Is your dog. One hundred and eighty pounds? Looks like the biggest dog ever. What are you feeding off? Boy He said good bye. Yeah everything is crazy boy is. He's so funny is a good boy. He loved key me big. What's his name? I haven't any. I haven't many many many dug. His jaw onging Ardine. Wow that's a of dogs any chance. I know your your friends. Now with pit bull. You'll any chance at Pit Bulls. GonNa Sing your walkout here. You are with the great pit bull of Miami any chance. You're going to get him on Saturday to you. Single out to the the the cage. I resent step by that. The press is beat the bow and when I say our nice. They're the pivot view. I can be fun now. I remember you telling me two years ago that you want to win the belt and bring it to Cuba. Is that still the plan to bring the belt home to Cuba once? Once you win it spill still expensive. Yes yes I do think that this is your last chance. Do you feel like it's your shot at the belt off. I think there's a chance for the ball. Okay that's the chance of the God Give Me Gutsy what I do and say Okay. Go you know when you think about the fight. How do you foresee beating him to see away? A path to victory Karma because because My team in me see A Little Bit. He delivered a little mistake. And that's the key for the fight. Now now reworking. We walk without are working. We're working at all about these are treated Come to Tom Gray. And then the second in the second point I remember the last the last fight the they judge you say he is. GonNa win the fight off any finish it. Yes okay or what's the mistake the mistake that you see when you see him fight cocoa on what you say no comment? That's no fun. He said it. You see something this okay by you. Aspire I know easy or somebody very easy right now. This interview all right fine. Wait till Saturday. Joel thank you so much. My friend Shalom to you. Good luck. I'll say Las Vegas. You're the man all right there he is. You'll Romero good timing right over there. There's the lineup. You've see to forty eight Saturday night. Las Vegas focusing on the top two fights but you see some of the other ones over there pretty cool. That leasing Liang is fighting on the card as well. So you got to Chinese fighters on the main card Alex Lavera returning. We've got the return of Mark Madsen and Doron win on the prelims. I'm looking forward to that as well for now. Though let us go back to Norfolk and also I should let you know that on Friday. It's the return of INVICTA and our next guest will be providing color commentary for that event overrun. Ufc bypass she's one of the top contenders in the women's featherweight division. She is the one and only Megan Anderson. The Pride of Australia joining US coming off her big win on Saturday. Megan how are you? Congratulations thank you. I'm doing good how you doing great by the way. Why were you walk rocking a drastic park t shirt on Saturday because I like Jurassic Caucus one of my favorite movies so I thought I'd Kinda rocket I'm rocking? I care a lion king one right now. Well it throwback we here at Disney appreciate the shoutout to a Disney film. Thank you I like the fact that they let you wear that because before they were so strict about what you are and it seems like they've eased up the reigns a little bit so I thought there was something more to it but it just appears to be that you're a fan of the film. Yes well I think like when you walk to the venue and stuff like that they kind of give you some free reign but it once you have like the fight like on the broadcasting side for the most part and finding it has to be Roxanne. Okay well congratulations on a great performance with you. You've been so great and so open about your journey and about coming your own dealing with your emotions anxiety. You were so great. And I'm so appreciative of the fact that you were so open when you're on the show a couple months ago so and so I have to ask. What was it like this time? Where you dealing with that sort of thing or are you starting to get more comfortable? Yeah I'm definitely getting more comfortable I don't think I ever go away. But you lend to manage and I think I have a really great team around me and James My coach. He's a really good job of communicating in and ex helping me except that is now and and for me to be able to put on a great performance like one of the requirements is like I need to fill some full of ads and to be able to get design. And it's a good thing if I didn't notice we will. We should be a little worried and so do you think the fact that you looked so good in your last fight you feel like that gave you a little more confidence and as opposed to coming off a loss. You're starting to doubt yourself. You're putting pressure on yourself here. You're you're on a roll right so you don't have to put as much pressure on your shoulders right. I always going to put pressure on my shoulders. Just because I'm so hot myself and I expect so much more from my cell phone my iron kind of goals and that kind of stuff but really. It's it's you know my mindset has changed and I've gotten a I've changed things and I've moved a lot of toxic in negative people in energy around me so I'm just in like a really good place and I'm working through my shit every day and I'm just trying to be a better president. Be a better martial artists in. I'm glad it's finally coming out in fighting. Did you view this? I asked Felicia this question earlier. Did you view this as a mini tournament? And the fact that you were I did you say to yourself all right. I have to do something. Spectacular set the tone here and almost put pressure on her. Not Really. I didn't I didn't see it like that at all because I expect me all of talk about title fight. So that's that's GonNa be there this week so like it's not going to go away so there's no point in worrying about something that I can't control at so my main priority. My main focus was Saturday night at noma is a great competitor and she brings skills to the table that you can't overlook and I never want to be the type of finding that I I'm overlooking somebody 'cause I want like a title show or I want this person like I. I felt like she deserved my respect in making sure that I was prepared for her and I was focused solely in her and I wasn't overlooking here because anything can happen in this game one punch can change the course of the fight so I said this earlier. I'll be up from view. I said that I feel like this was the best case scenario for you that the night played out perfectly for you because you had a great win. Great Performance Great. Finish your on a streak. Now but Spencer wins as well. She gets title shot because of course she does have a win over you less than a year ago. This gives you an opportunity to grow a little more. Perhaps fight back in Australia in June buys. You time go on a real nice streak build up that confidence and then you're ready for manned the newness so spencer. Winning is in a weird way kind of silver lining. It buys you time to win. You're truly ready for management is crazy. Are you upset at me for saying this? I really didn't care. I feel like everyone has their own opinion about it if they want to find her nexus it if they want me to find the next like. I'm going to be one hundred percent ready but I also wouldn't be surprised if they it to Felicia like I do understand. She has a win over me and I feel like my performance. On Saturday. I was in a lot of similar positions On occasions I did with Felicia. I hear ago. You know that would have been a takedown but I've changed so much. Not just with my technique like I'm constantly getting better as a fighter. Those skills will always de. I just had to get my mind right and I feel like we're doing that and I have a feeling that they're going to give it to Felicia. I didn't know they seem to like her. And then they'd like to give her those type of opportunities and if that's the case I feel like she's an incredible athlete and she's the top competitor in. I wish you all the best but it's going to happen when it's going to happen so there's no point in Immi warring. I'M NOT GONNA lose any sleep wherever we're giving title showed. I know it's going to know what's going to come when it first happened and I wanNA keep if they don't give me the shot I wanNA keep consistently fighting in racking up wins showcasing. Why I should be fighting for the title so when you saw Felicia win in the first round there wasn't a part of you is like darn it. This kind of hurts my chances a little bit not really like I would like I would never wish somebody else like to lose. Because that's her career and I wish like I wish everybody a successful career unless you find me and then I wanna win but then I also wish you a successful career roads so I think you know winning was ready for her career and I think I just find it funny that people. Kinda saying that. Oh I fought the less competition. But let's let's be really like. I feel like I've had one of the hottest strings in the hottest set competition in the UFC. And I would also say that You know Felicia is coming win. I was somebody that I also be faster. I think as well so I feel like I have a good case but if they wanted to give to Felicia all too I. I hope she's successful and I'll be watching that fine if that's if that's the direction I wanna go. I think the best part about all this. Here's a way class that for some time. We didn't know if it would have a future. I think you were frustrated as well. There was no direction they working fights and all this stuff now all of a sudden we have a champion who is active. Who can stick around at one thirty five and just kind of you know? Put that belt off to the side and allowed to collect us. And it's telling you know. I want to defend his titles. Well and we have two contenders time. We had two contenders at one. Forty five to young fighters who have looked good as of late rising up like I feel like this idea that one forty five should be shut. Down is no longer thing so there has to be the best part about all this right. Yeah I feel like it's taken a while to to get to. This point are a lot of frustration definitely but I really hope that this is a great step forward for the division and I feel like Felicien. I put on great performances. And I feel like we showcase that you know there are great people and great athletes in this division that they can kind of get behind build and I really hope that they kind of sign some more people now. How would you kind of moonlight as a as an analyst here for for ESPN over on the trillion New Zealand? Side of things. So could I ask you how you would rate your chances or her? Chances I should say Felicia chances against the newness. If they do in fact fight in May think she has shot. That's the beauty of. I think anyone has a chance but Watching her fight against Zara. She was struggling with that range. And I think amandus striking is much better than czars and I and I feel like she might have some issues trying to close that range. A mentor is very physically strong too and she's very well rounded so I I feel like it's going to be a tougher fight for FELICIA A. A cyborg fight in my opinion. Okay all right. I appreciate that you mentioned you. Know like getting mentally ready and doing things differently in weeding out the bad people and just trying to be in a good head space going into fights. Are you doing anything differently like weeks before? Or when you get to Norfolk for example. Is the fight week process little different few so that hopefully on Saturday? It doesn't feel overwhelming. Yeah we have fun with it and I think for me like I get the process. Things think things that I get in my head so much about my expectations in how I want the fight to go and all this kind of stuff that I would just kind of make it fun. We just keep a pretty lucky. Keep it chill and I think that has kind of worked really well for us and we switch on when we need to. It's rare for an athlete in their prime such as yourself to open up about their their mental health. Struggles as much as you did on the show a couple of months ago and I'm wondering what kind of feedback you got from that. And if that has changed in terms of you wanting to talk about a more to be more of an advocate or anything like that. Did you get any kind of feedback? Yeah I got a tremendous amount of supportive feedback and it was truly. It was really hot. Wilmington I cannot thank everyone enough for that and it definitely is scary opening up because there was a lot of stuff that I kind of talked about that I'd never never mentioned before So it was definitely a little scary but I think there is like a strength invulnerability in. I just hope that if I can help one person then that's my job is done amen. So if it doesn't happen for you on May ninth. Would you like to fight on that card? Is that the the other goal. Yeah I would like to fight on pass on turf on the card if possible but I would love to the UFC to come back to Kansas City and be able to fight in front of my adopted home city now. I think we have like a great fan base here. We have some of the best fans in the world the Midwest always loves to find they always turn up. I'm pretty sure we broke some records at the sprint center. They can't he lost in and it was about time. They came back to Kansas City. So I'd love to fight on the Kansas City. All the Pentagon just depending if they come back here on on and until. Then you've got the INVICTA card this Friday right doing some. Some analysts were first time correct. Yes I am making my color commentating debut and I am so excited about this not just because I'm being able to put on my color commentating hats but I'm also being able to witness the first event to have the open scoring. Oh yes I think is very interesting. Yes that's GONNA be fascinating right after every round. That's going to be so I don't think they will do it for the tournament style because it is just a one round five they have a they have a they have a three round fight somewhere in the middle of a big so they can give the tournament style. I could get a break between fights and then the final for the tournament will be a three round so you will know going into each round and then the main event is a title fight for the band wage recruiting new bantamweight champion for the INVICTA. Fc Division and I that's a five round fight and particularly with a lot of the recent championship with Invicta that being very close and it's been a lot of controversy going into those around decision. And I think this is. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase. You know how it is important to me as an athlete. I would to know like if I'm in a top by and it is super close and we're going to the championship around. I Would WanNa know where I'm kind of at because if I think I am winning. Then we look at the school cards. And they're not and I'm not winning. We need to change something up to get the job done. Yes oh I can't wait for that that's going to be fascinating to watch from home as well. So it's GonNa be you and the Great Jimmy Smith. Doing play by play and to add another wrinkle to that one of the more outspoken fighters about this open scoring discussion as of late has been. Max Hallway and I understand Max is going to go to. The event is as well to see it in person so I think that's really cool part. I just found about that yesterday Which I think is incredible. I think the more top level athletes that campaign for this the better because when you think about it there is no one governing body that rules. Mma here in the states. So that's why it's such a big discrepancy between judging between scoring between you know what is what is considered a downed opponent. What is considered not down department and I think because of that. The rules aren't going to change. So I feel like this is a good step forward in the right direction to at least for the athletes to take back some control begin. Congratulations on the win. Great stuff and good luck on Friday looking forward to it. Thank you very much all right there. She is Megan Anderson one of the top contenders at one forty. Five pride of Australia. Big Win for her on Saturday against Norma Dumont first round knockout got a performance bonuses. Well she's on a winning streak now and you can hear her in action on Friday for the INVICTA. Fc Phoenix Series Visit Phoenix Rising Phoenix series. Whatever is fun one tournament open scoring? How about that? That's going to be fun. In fact she mentioned the UFC in Kansas City. How about this little segway? The last time the U. OF C. was in Kansas City. Our next guest was the headliner against Wilson Hayes. Yes that man rand. Tj Dimitrius Johnson. Were you a DJ? Look at this guy right here the jam. Did you hear that she's talking about Kansas City? And you were the last guy in Kansas City. How much fun is that? It was a great time of food. Pre Barbecue was fantastic and we want that fight in the NFC. So yes. Here's a great time against you on that for you had the the barbecue but you made weight right. You made wait before the fight always knew there hasn't been a time my career even my wrestling days that gains middle school whereas weighing ninety nine pounds. I'd minutes wait. So I said this on Saturday music crazy time in the division is anytime something happens in the UFC flyweight division or with the U. OF C. Flyweight Division pertaining to the UFC flyweight division. I think of you you are the cloud that will forever hang over that vision whether you like it or not and I feel like there's a part of you that wish that wishes that we would leave you alone and stop asking you about this division. But I can't help it. I'm sorry I can't help it and so I'm dying to hear your thoughts. I let me ask you about the weight missing. Debacle when you heard about Davidson Figueiredo missing way. What did you think Joe? I remember when I mean Joseph Joseph In Two thousand twelve in Toronto. We saw coldplay was fantastic concert. But I remember me can into one twenty five had to eight and a half towns and I said you know our we can only like five pounds like islands getting that because you know what I get twenty percent. I was like money's money and I'm like I'm not free money away so you know and the second time fight. Joseph in California. I had the cat was eight pounds and I have met Tub and I sat there and I made that weight so when it comes to Wake County. Man is part of the part of the sport. It's bad thing about the sports you can say but I I've never missed it. You know it's my job and one of my old friend said all you gotTa do two jobs as an athlete in that's makeweight So for me. That's always your my back my husband. Now I ain't got whereby middleweight is one hundred thirty eight thousand. Just dilute it and boom Septimus. Good yes life is good for you over at one and we'll get to your your next big fight at one but you made you made a face. When I said that you're you're the cloud that hangs over this division. Do Disagree with me and my crazy or do you agree. I don't think I'm GonNa Cloud I think me. Being the first inaugural flyweight champion and the divisions been around. Since you hasn't twelve so also champion for six years the admiral pseudo and they're still not you know a champion even know To grow positive his name even though he'd beat Just feed as you know technically not the champion so what a division been around for almost a decade now. There's none of the deck of almost a decade champions unit when you look at all the other divisions there's vain you know that this split around like that all the time so for me to be dozen twelve to two thousand eighteen the Who here's your candidate. Created it but he still. You know he's still triple C. Or whatnot and now. There's not really a definitive champion so. I think that's why people think there's UCS cloud order division. Where I'm just like also break. I want to be the champion. I Aldea for six years and defended the most of anybody in this sport martial arts. So how do you feel about the way? Henry has conducted himself since winning that belt. He's Hilarious your your. Yeah can do whatever he wants. I mean he's got to do what he he's don't he is going to bring his thought in his value in his buzz up. So I think is is out there you commit crimes and you know hurt people do whatever you WanNa do man so when there's a UFC flyweight title fly. Because I know you're not one of those guys sits around and watches every single week and you gotTa Life. You've got kids. You've got all kinds of stuff. You Got Video Games to play. God knows what you're doing over there but you say to yourself all right. You have see flyweight fight. I gotTa Watch. This is my division. I made this division of the face of this division winning his champion. Do I go out of my way to watch you? Start thinking of that when you hear that there's a terrified coming up a fan. I'm a huge fan of just beat us we. We shared The Cage Multiple Times like. I said we saw a concert together. We work with Australia together. So I'm a fan of this and you know we use fighting. I think for him. I grew up watching Joseph so when he thought I want to see him compete big. Fan and and so. That's why I watched it but other than that you know. I'm always like it's the Fi- felt he. He finally champions finding I gotta I gotTa Watch because the first one ever my phantom athlete. I'm definitely GONNA watch okay. So what were you thinking when you saw him get knocked out so damn? I thought I thought bad just because you know going into that fight with zero. I knew that he was a tank. Knew we had a hard a hard chat and Joseph did a good job or Clinton him but when you have a guy he came to take a shot at shot and he would trade with you. He'll he'll take a shot by shot in his shot. Then it's a tough fight when just took that last shot youth. I mean you see the energy to stroke through his from his chance to his shoulders his back and his fall flat down as aren't shot when I was watching and like I said at the top of the show. I'm no expert. I'm not a fighter and I don't like to pretend to be when I don't like to get into the XS and os but just as I was watching it. It seemed like he was just kind of swinging for the fences at times closing. His eyes trying to go for the big knockout punch. As you said Figueredo punches really hard it seemed like he was opening himself up to something disastrous happening and it did happen in the second round and even with the head but I actually think that was Joseph's fault I think he was leading with his head the whole time and he's the one that initiated that am I wrong here. No you're not rocket Joseph go back from his fight. He's fighting stopped. He loves to throw his hand right like this. He doesn't throw street a street. Cross down the pipe so Joseph Goes Wild Lupine Hooks I. That's something he has not changed. It's just you show that again. Sorry we didn't have you on camera. There can show what you were saying about. Joseph throws like this in his hotel like that. You're over and right you've got to drop your head into your left hand Plug and then go for shied or Clinton whatever so. Josiah was stolen the punches and not following through if you will win one over here right shot and then figure was Zuniga job of defending the shot as standard back enough. Michelle come up from the shot and then go into the clinch game start clicking then fly from there so Joseph was only fighting one part of mixed martial arts which was just a stand battle. He did try some shots. But it's just like wrestling if you're in you know a state championship level wrestling match. You do a AA and the guy stopped shot you have to do a Aa and then when he stuff that you had to go for a hike crash or a duck under you gotTA. He's got his stuff together and that's one thing. Joseph wasn't doing everyone that fight to grow is doing a good job of just walking. Joseph doubt taking the shot. And it's a very intimate. You could see him. Just measure measure measure that Bam right in so that's one thing that they well when you find a guy like that. When I fought Alibaba Tina I remember need him in the liver and sternum and even the John Bell John Ships. And there's appointment okay. He's not going out like this guy is. I don't know what it is but I'm not going to pace myself and make sure I can still beat him up for five rounds and the Guy Light Rail you gotta be very technical. You gotta go despite him anywhere in not to stay where he can just measure you. So that's like my analysis of that fight. Wow that is great stuff. The end actually reminded me a little bit of your knockout of Joseph. Back in two thousand thirteen. Did you see any similarities with the hammer fists at the end even like where it was as far as in the cage? It was around the same spot as well. Did that bring you back to that moment? In every maximum but ally Joseph and for him to get knocked out like he did last night. It's part of the sports in nasty sweat replay. But it reminds me of that was just like GAM- another knockout and you know figure ended up with a couple of good hammers For making it happens to be taking further damage. I think I leaned about eight. Eight eight eight shots on him. So the rest was a little bit slow. I think it was herb dean. We did a good job with the wrath last night for them land three. So what do you think happens out because now the titles vacant? What would you propose if you were in charge? King Flyweight himself the cloud the presence forever over this division. What do you do now with this mess of a situation? I mean I guess you have to look at to see who's Number two and three and half figured. Oh fight that person. I guess that's what I would do. I mean I think justice is third time that it was a vicious knocked out You know the judges did have them one in the first round So I wanted to fight a- then he can fight wherever what about figuring fighting Henry Pseudo. That's your job now. Isn't that crazy fight? I mean the guys own tune. His last two fights he's owned one is abandoned gang title. Shot what a wacky world. This is it is it. Is this like Max always said? It is what it is what it is. That's right now I keep tabs like you know about Kaikoura France and ask our Askerov. Do you watch these guys or did you have no idea who these guys are at one. Twenty five now was he said Oscar Oscar off. He's really good I've heard of him for the guy. Ena rising I don't really keep tabs on guys like you said When it comes to the flyway division I just watched when my my my stands. But we're my favorite fighters finally just been vitas are said we have a long history together so someone called you there. I think you back. Yeah I did. Did you reach out to him? After the fight now I'm sure he's got thousands and thousands of people reach out to him and for me. I if I'm reach out to him I'll do it behind closed doors but all dust settled. Let him do his thing. It seemed like he's in good spirits. You know I saw his policy said you know he's a stay with it and keep on going and then a day you know. It's not like Joseph socks is part of the game like recently from me being White Championship. Each time I see athletes lose even the deontay wilder and Tyson Athletes lose now like I don't look at them. Say they suck. I just like you you you just lost. That's it. Go back to go back to the gym and train and get back on it. You Know I. I've lost multiple times and Mike and I'm sure I'll lose again in my career for how long I fight days on their mobile. Keep the lights on my wife and kids keep training as long. You have a passion you enjoy it keep on gone by the way. Did you go to a coal play concert with Joseph the Week of? Ufc One fifty two in Toronto like the week. You're fighting him. I think it was. We went there. I think it was. We're doing we're joined the tour there and we wanted to play. There was a great concert with the guy. Your about despite having each other and we're like Oh this is awesome. I never heard before Michael Business which jealous because he's with td he he didn't have a day that's right that's when he was at the press conference making fun of you guys right. Yeah exactly because business has a different way of going back. History mayhem. Mean he'll sit there and and talk and he goes. Do I talk so much shit? I talked so much because I'm trying to make as much money as possible and I don't care if I get knocked out because it happened before but I'm just trying to make as much money as possible and I was like. Yeah that's not who I am. I'm just here to fighting the best in the world. So but maybe if we shared many many moments together through to Different Vice together fought missing. Cards share the same locker room so by the way tremendous British accent. There you like that. I'm not sure I mean you're a great fighter. Maybe the accent needs a little work if I may say so myself but I appreciate the effort all right so last thing on this would you be sad if they shut down the division. No not at all that means more potential for you over at one potential or those guys go to thirty five. I mean it's not like if they shut down division. One Club guys for you I. I don't think it's GONNA be Champ. Various elected on the athletes that they bring over to the roster of the athletes that fit their their brand the best so But I'm sure there's a place out there for everybody to repeat me. Look Sergio Pettis. Revelatory now You know you have rising you have a PF. L. There's there's many places but to be clear. There's not a day that goes by that you miss your time that you're very happy at one. Yeah absolutely very happy but one Like I said last time I competed in Japan. I was video games against the world. Champion in evil We got doted to coming up here in Jakarta so they're building a whole bunch of stuff and is also part of you. Know Georgia patrol. He fought the Grand Prix. And you also have get exposing multi Fantasies what would the Rod Tang in John? Haggerty delicious goes on an amazing athletes. Not just index martial arts by just in March. Legend General Kickboxing Moods High. And so your next flight comes on April tenth. Against the current flyweight champion Adrian. And I know they've already moved the location of the event because of the corona virus. Is there any chance that gets postponed? Moved they just had an event this past Friday in an empty arena. What are you hearing? Because we're still a little over a month away but is there any threat of this? I mean as of right now. The Corona viruses just tearing. It's being very impactful ninety silver in Asia but also in our current location or Kirkland Washington. We had two deaths here That nursing rumors about maybe eight minutes with the gym. Wow so as long as you know. I'm you know the CDC cannot put any travel ban of US have Seattle's SEATAC over to Jakarta which Jakarta hasn't really Came onto the had any cases but then again who knows what they're testing over there I think everything should be dead but I'm praying that Everything gets contained. We're able you make it over to Jakarta to compete okay. Do you have any concerns about going over there no? I don't I mean it. It isn't it is man. I mean I spent healthy You know large gatherings just wash my hands and chysler healthy. I mean there's always there's always be started going over there because the food I eat over. There is totally different than here. In America we have different Sanitary we're way more clean over here in America than they are over in Asia. So that's definitely a sign of mine but I do the best. I can to stay healthy. Make sure I drink bottled water. Not The water from the seat when I brush my teeth I use Manila. Even though the the place we stayed at Manila. Don't drink that water from the tap when you brush your teeth. Use a water bottle. And that's that's what I did. Okay well I hope everything works out well on that. You're able to go over there and fight. I just wanted to ask you about something. I saw on your your instagram last week. I saw that you posted something where you went in and taught a class and you talked about how when you were in middle school. That's when you fell in love with martial arts and you love kind of doing this sort of thing and there's a bunch of what appeared to be middle school slash highschoolers in the photo. Perhaps I'm getting their ages wrong but like I am I wrong or are they not. Are they older than that? I just mess up. Were they actually like those are grown? That makes me feel good. That means big. They look very young men you saw. They looked very young. They looked very young too. Okay well they didn't look like pro. Athletes is the point and to me. It's like in. What are the sports you have someone like you with your credentials and your resume? What you've done a legend walk in you can just learn from this guy. You don't see this in other sports and so I wanted to know if you do this often and if what propelled you to do this yeah so one for one. That was fighting night. Classes aims you paint creation of all the people in that photo one reason I love. Amc's that we have people from different walks like you candidate name. See you're not gonNa see you know six time world champion mood tighter etc etc union guy who works at Google music that works at Microsoft. You're going to see an amateur. You'RE GONNA see a couple of amateurs see couple instructors so for me. I was teaching a class by tonight and I love wrestling wrestling with gotten into with Either named mentally tough made me be a grinder kiss mixed martial arts USA Grind and so me teaching class that night back to my roots for like man. I really enjoy teaching and for me. It has to be special group in order for me to teach I have a buddy of my James Zhang on he's dicky's thirteen in the amateur beginnings David Hughes debut here soon Like a guy like that. Who Wants to Thrive and pee on a world level? It makes me. It is motivated to teach to teach them. So that's why I did that. Pose a granted they were not children romance. Yes at NC pink ration- you're not GONNA have you know? Sixty five champions. He's not going to be a fight factory. It's not like that. We all share the same passion which is mixed martial arts and I think at of you know my time being here in aim see. We did one point. Have you know amazing Sakarai a Wiki Missouri? A lot at ten boats rich Franklin all those through. But at I'll say the last by six years of my when I was Defy champion UFC. An even winning the Grand Prix. I mean I'm the only professional athlete in the gym. He's training I already also. They have passion for any work at a real Google up programmer Microsoft programmer etc. Dj. You're the man. Thanks as always for coming on. I appreciate your insight. You will forever be that presence that cloud and I say this with the utmost respect and trying to give you your props because you deserve that. Thanks for coming on and talking about all this. Appreciate it and good luck. On April Tenth Air Youtube there is the one and only Dimitrius Johnson. The first ever. You see flyweight champion the most decorated champion in. Ufc history. Great stuff from him as always all right. Let's move along now. You'll recall two weekends ago. The big story coming out of that weekend was you have see Auckland. It was the very close fight between Dan. Hooker and Paul felder as I said on the Program. I thought Paul felder won the fight ever so slightly but the big story coming out of it was felder hinting at possibly walking away never really quite committed to it but did say that he is considering it. Well here we are nine days later we wanted check in with Paul felder. Who is back and looking great back from Auckland seems to be all healed up. We had them there for a second and now we lost them but we'll get him back in the second all right he is back there. He is the one and only Paul felder. Paul how are you doing man? How are you guys? Do you get a call right as I was. Introducing us that what happened. I'm just sitting here watching my screen and messing everything up by accident and then trying to go back and nowhere as well. You Look Great. You look great physically. How are you feeling after that? Fight nine days later man. It's been a good recovery. Obviously I had to stay in Auckland for few extra days to have my i. I looked at You know there was a couple little fractures and the orbital and they always wanna be safe that before they send you off flying when he hours twenty plus hours whatever it is to get back to Philadelphia. My leg is still really sore. But that's the swelling sealing up there and the other crazy thing was I ended up getting Rapto on that fight. What does that is to conditions where your muscles begin to actually break down and leaked into your bloodstream producing more mild logan and wears on your kidneys. Turn your urine basically like Coca Cola color. No so yes. I went to the hospital for all that other stuff and I went in. I had to take a P. The hospital Sat there for hours ago. That's not good and I knew what it was right away and heard about this disorder from Crawford athletes and things like that guys just kind of pushed to the limit and so I had to stay a little longer to make sure my my kidneys were Auction has that ever happened to you before you know what? It's happened a couple times where I thought I was eating blood from like body shots Starting to think maybe I'm just wishing it with the weight cut in rehydrating in pushing it again. They don't maybe it's it's been taken it's toll on the old Kidneys so now when you go to the restroom does the same thing or is that no no no. It's pretty quick okay. They basically just flat flusher system Fleischer kidneys so they gave me like five bags of IV all administered in a hospital and under the watchful eye of knows what's going on though. Yes this is of course by it. Just got you know one of these days. I'M GONNA FIGHT NOT A or maybe not in the not in Wer. No I mean. The fight was incredible and the shots that you took in the heart that you displayed was amazing. I'm wondering how many how many donuts have you had since the fight. So Ian Larios. Who's my nutritionist? Does on my way cuts. He showed up with my my teammate. Who is with me showed up in brought like three dozen crispy cream donuts to the hospital by the next day I probably already had about fourteen crispy cream donuts in today? I was going to be good. Today is Monday. I'll get back on the tiny mostly healthy. I had six fell. Dona six donors just today and it's two thirty eastern time to the face to face. Look at that well done metabolism urging still gonNA last longer entire right. Now I could feel it starting to swell up my blood. I gotta start working out again. Could you even get out of bed? Yeah I just went for a two mile walk now. Well done well done. Have you rewatch fight? I watched it once. And what do you think once on my iphone? I I think I WANNA fight. How'd you score it? I think it was escorted three rounds to four and five to me And you can argue other rounds. I thought but you can also argue rounds for for for Dan. It depends on how you're watching it. What's your scoring. I had that close light with ads in man. I feel I WANNA fight. I feel like a winning their enemy territory and did what I needed to do. I really feel like if that's in Vegas or God forbid Philadelphia. I think I walked with that decision every time. Well one of the hot topics this past month as you know is open scoring in a situation like this so close you wish there was open scoring. Yeah I do so I know how hard I really gotta go out there and up. I don't think it would really mattered. The one judge that gave the judge gave him around five. They were all over the place. These guys One of the two of them gave him five to me. And I think if I'd gotten that third judge also agree that I won five. I won the fight and I went in their round five as if I needed to knock him out anyway so I don't think that would have really changed too much. I went into that final round. Like I gotta I gotTa put the stamp on this and then obviously he got that that take down at the end of the fight but I I remember in my head saying I'm not GonNa let him just have this takedown no matter how much time is left because if I can just get back up to my feet show these people that I even though I think I had that round a bag and there was not much time left even on my back I was elbowing and trying to get back on my feet and then even throwing back elbow. I really thought I I put a stamp on it and let the judges. Now I want but I'm not gonNA I'm not gonNA cry about it. That's not why I talked about retirement. Although the things that are going on this and we'll get in a second but I just want to say is ever repeated a million times over the past two weeks or so. A takedown shouldn't score you points a takedown per the new unified. Rules is just a change of position if you do nothing with it so if you take someone down and they pop back up as you did that should not be the deciding factor and it drives me nuts. When people say he stole the round with the takedown. No that's not how this works so but I actually think in this case it did work against you. Yeah I agree. I think you're right. I think that is what ultimately made that judge. Give him round five Instead of me and you know it's it's ridiculous but against something's gotta be figured out. It's not just me and Dan it. The men Edson fight scores. Were all over the place we just saw recently. There's been some scores that are just. Don't even make sense. Clearly another fighter one and they give it to another guy. Judges are getting caught looking at their cellphones. And and not watching actions though. This is just another example of of proving that we need to get some things more concrete on how we're going to break down the criteria of what wins the fight so the big question now is nine days later. Have you made a decision about your future? You know I got a little emotional on there and I really haven't thinking about like how many more do I have left. I have not been thinking about hanging the gloves up during training camp or thinking that I'm out of contention for really making a run for this division but it's been on my mind at thirty five on turning thirty six in April. My my daughter is getting a lot older. She's realizing when I'm gone and missing me a lot more but I think at this point is safe to say I'm only coming back for things that really entice me man things that are. GonNa make me train the way I did for this fight. Five round fight. Bq Matchup with somebody that exciting other than that. I'll just do commentary and wait for that match up. But I talked to Sean Shelby. You know they said some nice things to me. They didn't push me one way or the other whatsoever. They just kinda congratulated me on a crazy fight and said that we know we're going to be calling you and we hope you answer so in your hearts. Do you think you fight your last fight. Now what is that? Fight that you think gets you back. Obviously if something were to happen to the one of these guys in the top five and they can't match up the way the UFC once in a match up There's been some talk of ally Quinta wanting to fight me and You know you give me five router with him in a big fight night or rematches hooker which will never happen Obviously that's something I would take it. It gets that one back any of the top five ally Quintas. A fun fight flight was supposed to happen like three different times and it never quite did. And he's mentioned he wants it but it's got it would have to be some main event somewhere for me to even WanNa do that era. You know what I mean. I'm not coming back for you. Know the last fight on the prelims or even like the second fight of a pay per view. I know it's nothing against them. It's not saying I deserve all these extra things. He's just go through what I go through. Put myself through in training and then you see how. I push myself in the fight. You can't deny that anymore that when I show up I'M GONNA put on a gme show for everybody in the UFC. Though I feel like I deserve to be putting the spots data that I'm warranted. I feel like after that main event proving that I can that I can promote it that I can hype it up and then I can exit only beginning. You know exciting match ups from from here on out when you mentioned the hooker rematch. Why do you say that will never happen? Just because I feel like you know he technically WanNa fight. Affiliate was close enough where I again. I'm not complaining about this decision. Not Sitting here in taking anything away from that guy. We shared something very special in there. For five rounds. He was just as good as I was. But I feel like he's going to take that and try to fight Borio he's GonNa fight somebody above him and I feel like that's not a bad thing that's meant to happen. You know what I mean. If that was my case somebody said to me. Would you want a rematch with Dan? If you had gotten a decision based on that same exact fighting hell no. I mean if I if I'm walking away my in raising I got that I'm trying to create. Do that is fair and I appreciate that perspective. Did you know that you were going to do that? Like I. I saw right as the the judge's decision was announced. You started to take the take off the gloves and for a second I was like oh no and then they went away from you and then they came back and then you did what you did. Was that something you were thinking about or was it just like it was the first time that that cross your mind. In that moment you hadn't been thinking about that all camp long. I'm pretty dramatic your neck there right. Yeah I actually you know I kinda always think about that moment. Doesn't I always think about what the belt around my way? She'll be like and taking that back to Philly or fighting at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia in doing or bringing the belt of the Eagles Stadium at the Lincoln. Hang out I fantasize about all these things retirements just another one of them and it's not in any bad way. I read some reporter saying like if he's even mentioning off the tip of his tongue that he's going to retire. He should do it or might not. That's that's GONNA be s doesn't really make sense because I think about that. I I fought my pro fight and I was like why the Hell I think about it. Every time I back stay I stayed everyone of my cornermen and over why we hear you know you've heard many times on guys are being more honest about what goes on backstage to this and how nerve wracking. It's the torture. We put ourselves through waiting in those locker room. So yes crossed my mind and I you know that moment almost seemed right. I I think I got a lot more left than physically manam already recovering from the from one of the hardest battles in my life did It's addictive man that five rounds that main event I liked it I liked being on the poster liked being about me and him in the USA versus New Zealand over there was a look at that afflict any surgery at no. I I get the final Also my I got the. That's gone down again today. I should be fine. Wow that is what happened in this scene here. What did you guys talk? What a great photo this legendary stuff. What did you guys talk about? I know who's behind me so I just have yelling. Dad We gotta get a picture. He was beyond respectful in coal. We sat there. We chatted for a little bit is kind of looked at each other for a while. There man like y'all we just. We just did something pretty special brother. You know what I mean and I said Hey. I'm sorry you know. I really didn't mean disrespectful to your family whatsoever. I was never about that but again I said it before. The fight was a fight. We're hyping sometimes. We get a little mad at each other. We're GONNA fistfight at new mean. Damn we're GONNA put on a show like that whether we liked each other didn't like each other but it adds to the drama you know before the way when they're mentioning me talking about his name him all heat. It was like now face the music. You know what I mean here. We are the idea. Man That walkout guy saw Brian Butler posted from behind that? Mahathir coming out born in the USA. Scott that's why it would be tough to retirement Option your smile and thinking about even though my body was on that fight going into the fourth and Fifth Round. Dukes like this this. Is it a championship browse right now? My who you talk about it. You know it's easy talk about these by rounded. Hey I'm in shape for five rows yet see a lot of guys say that right. I show up in shape for five rounds. Yeah knows incredible. And just the way you're speaking about. You can't walk away now ray. You can't walk away like that. Just you don't seem like a guy who's done just the way you look at your smile yours just like you love this man. Of course I do you know what I hate. I hate coming home with headaches and broken faces in swollen legs. But my daughter's been great. You know we've all been just hanging out eating doughnuts in the I let her take off some days of school sweet so I called the week of debauchery aerial first week after the fight. I can do whatever I want. Alary wise right so I have been like for you. Want to hear a little bit yesterday off. Oh yes I love it so I still had some boxes. Tim. Tam's those biscuits chocolate covered biscuits they have over there in camp slams and hear about these. Yes yes yes. I had about a box and a half of those at an entire giant. Like a big big one from over there. That frozen brought over with me Probably a pint of Lotto Grilled cheese like Bob o'clock at night homemade macaroni cheese. My mom made for yes. We went went to federal donuts in the morning. We probably had about five dollars like big doughnut and split. Let a chicken Sandwich Fried Chicken Sandwich and then whole bunch of Hershey kisses and some other stuff throughout the day. Well deserves well deserves. That's impressive. I wonder if he's shown stopping soon. On fighters out there have been the way you live your best life. I wonder if it would be easier on you. I know you love it over there at at Rufus sport but if you could train in Philadelphia do you think that would take some pressure off of you and you wouldn't miss your your daughter as much? Well it has gotten easier I I. I do have a team here. Now I'm back with Daniel Gracie coach. John and Jonathan. Webb is well. I I have Tom. Brady's one of my main teammates here. Jonathan Webb got pets apathy. A bunch of really good guys that are just breaking into the UFC or haven't gotten there yet. But it's I think part of it is me getting away and being isolated and being old school about how boxes go away for the training camps in cut of isolate themselves up in a cabinet just you just after training. It's just I did a long one this time because it was my first rounders. I didn't want to really mess around with it so I did eight weeks away so that was a little off but I think it's so important man. I think I only got a couple more years left. Mac though it's something we're going to have to deal with until I decided to make money anymore and if you stop going Rufus sport that means we. We don't get below Mohammed videos of him immensely. You are just tremendous right. You have to love those right God. The first one that I saw wasn't ready for it and by team boy Craig Eichelberger was like you'll have you seen what belongs put on A. I got a serious for a second. What happened like what did he say. I went on the same doing his first. Paulie Paul President. I was literally almost pee. My pants laughing all out tremendous. You're you're going to be joining us in Las Vegas for two forty eight. Yeah how the Hell Are you doing that? I have no idea how you doing this. But apparently you're an analyst. I wanted to mention that as well. I'm ready I'm I'm excited to work. We era you gotta realize. I told you the week of debauchery will turn into. Let's be honest two or three weeks szajer. Because I've got I've Got Vegas with you guys on the desk that I'm working color would might British compadres over the London. Part is well you know. Duke will be there working with tire inside. I won't be fighting anytime soon. At one point five okay. Well I'm glad to hear you're doing okay. You're in good spirits and that you have some fighting lifting in you again. Great Performance Thought. You want ever so slightly. I know how these things go. You're handling like like the true pro with all class. Says you usually do all you at the edge and fight that I would handle this young man? Yup Yup there you go Paul. I appreciate it and we'll see you in Las Vegas. Thanks for having me on all right there. He is felled. They're great point there at the very end. Great Point at the very end about how it's in and his team handled the loss in Abu Dhabi. And how he is handling the loss coming off of the closer one gets Dan Hooker. This is where you'll see felder all weekend long on all these shows like that. Ufc live pre. Show area on the Bagpipe. Osho all that and more and if you WANNA learn more about Paul fielders acting background including hearing from his acting professor and some of his fellow actors from back in the day I do suggest checking out mark. Monday's great store on. Espn DOT COM. Came out before the fight. But it's a really great. Look at where this man has been and the journey to get to this point and I'm happy to hear that he is going to continue fighting now speaking of UFC. Two forty eight one of the more intriguing fights on the preliminary card involves this man to Ron wind going up against Gerald near Chartres. Big fight for him coming off his very first prolapsed and of course. We were called back in October in Boston. Unfortunately he miss wade part of the fight. So there's a lot at stake here there. He is there on win joining us coming off a big weekend for the Gilroy High. School mustangs with their guns right. Well Daddy winning the state championship finish seventh but I understand you. Guys were hit with a bunch of injuries. So everyone's happy right. Yeah Yeah Sub Aerial First of all it was. It was solid man but we We went to the state tournament without two of our state. Placers to top four guys in the state in. That's a lot of points left on the Board. So but other than that for the most part we rested really tells you know respiratory capability. So I'm happy man. And of course. The head coach for the Gilroy High School mustangs is great. Daniel cormier he so involved so dedicated team by his side throughout at all. It's really great to see what you guys have done with those kids and a nice table CETERA. If you will for this week for you massive opportunity biggest fight card that you've ever fought on and as I said the stakes are big considering. What happened in October? So let's talk about October. What happened why did YOU MISS? Weight on Well first of all I'll be honest I've always been cutting weight tire life. Man I've cut way since I was eight years old you know and It's just always kind of been something that's kind of been my downfall and I don't know what it was. I think that this new way of cutting way Because you know as a wrestler we've always been known to like just not eat or or or not drink water kind of dehydrates yourself. Whatever in now with water load himself in my first cut win so smooth that I think I got too comfortable and then I came in a fight week a little bit heavier and And then when it when it came down to it I was too heavy and And it just really messed with me mentally and for the most part a lot of times a weight comes down to the mental aspect of things and You know there's no excuse. I was unprofessional. Man So I got things under control this time though and I'm really a you know I definitely took a extending after this camp. I came in a lot lot lighter this this. I'm actually in Vegas already. I got your last night. So this yeah I feel great man I actually. I drove back from Bakersfield San Jose about three hours yesterday morning and I packed on myself up and flew in Vegas last night so I kind of like to get your little early just kind of relaxed and relaxed and I should be getting my first neil years soon and year any go for the rest of the week. How much do we wait on Monday the next year? Why I don't know I just I I don't want I don't know I don't WanNa make any any any mistakes over here. You know what I mean but you feel good but I'm good. I feel great man. I shrink my body. I feel really good. Okay so then you have that but then of course you have an opportunity to fight the fight win the fight but it didn't go your way. So how did you deal with that like when you left Boston? Some bad blood between you and Darren Stewart right when you left Boston. How did you deal with not only losing your first pro fight It was tough because I'm a competitor When I was out there in just it a this is like I'm not WanNa making Caesar's but it just wasn't me I I was thinking all these negative thoughts in my head in between rounds and in even during the fight in a in a blog about it and that one I was talking to Earth is GonNa talking about but It A it was tough man. But you know when you get you get all these people are. Split. And there's a lot of people who said I won and but it's like it doesn't matter because obviously I came out with the loss but at the end of the day it was good for me if I would have snuck that one out maybe I we lose a little bit more focus. I don't know you know I I'm I'm competitive and I've always been a determined guy but the loss was maybe best thing that could happen to me because it actually. This camp was probably ten times more professional on with my training and my dedication and my nutrition. You know small things like running and getting all the extra workouts when I was supposed to so It was hard but I'm a competitor at heart so i. I think that I've made the necessary changes to not allow that to happen again. But I also do feel like the missing weight was huge huge emotional drain for me because as a wrestler If you miss wait it is much more kind of Embarrassing situation you know an intimate World Econo- happens more often and I guess you know it's kind of looked down upon especially with my height and stuff like that but It it really drained me bad like emotionally. I was embarrassed because because I know it wasn't a good look so A drain me a lot night. You know I knew I needed to win the fight. But I don't think that I could muster up energy in that kind of A. You know spunk that I needed to to be able to get the job done and in really way down on me and acid t out there and I was you know I just kind of was flat and Kinda Zombie Mode and you know just It really wasn't me man so I would like to say that was that was you know they say you wouldn't beat me on my worst night and that was my worst night you know so I like to think that the changes to make that not happen again. Coming off all of that. Now you're you're no longer feel a little different going into this fight. You feel like there's more pressure must win. Always have to win. Whenever you're pro fighter you feel like there's different stakes. You're more nervous more pressure. How are you reacting to all this not necessarily more pressure but it's definitely higher stakes? You know when you come off your undefeated and get a fight of the night in You know Kind of little hype around my name. it's a lot easier to go into a fight not worried about things but now you gotta worry about you know contracts about up lose again was you see you're GonNa Think. I know all that stuff but I think about those things a lot during training and it helps motivate me and it helps A get me through the nerds or the pressure. You know what I mean so I'm okay I'm GonNa really good place in my mind and my body so you know this has been trying to like kind of get at me and it just not concerned what this dude is just like any other on any other opponent like a guy like him. I mean he's one and three in his last fight so I don't beat this dude in. Maybe this ain't me you know but I I feel I feel very confident that I'm GonNa do what it takes to get the job done in a in a lot of ways you know so I still have a lot of learning and growing to do as as a mixed martial artists. But I've definitely may jumps like you that guy make jumps every can't and there's a lot of things that I think going to be able to showcase on Saturday night. That a lot of people didn't know how to wait. So are you saying this possibility if you lose this fight? You'RE GONNA retire. No no no no I'm talking about. I mean there's like six hundred people on the roster right people trying to get signed every day. Maybe if I don't pay now I mean what I mean. Maybe I get snitch. You know I've seen a lot of us get get a snipped after the second straight loss you know. Okay I think that I I'd be a little different. You know and then and then what do you gotta Sir you know. There's a lot of variables that come into it. If you lose if I lose okay now you mentioned journals trying to get at you. What do you mean by that? Just like saying Cornea Shit online like instagram twitter in China. Like trying to get rise at me. But he's commenting just like making posts about me and tagging me and shit. It's like that's all that's all fun and Games till we fight Saturday night bro. You know like these people laughing in these twitter these twitter trolls and all that Shit. That that's keeping you up and making you feel better about yourself. That's all fun and Games until we actually get into the cage and Saturday night and I'm smashing your face in you know not mean so so you you can laugh in and make all those jokes in till you're getting smashed you know so it's cool. I'm cool with it. I'm I'm far from stretch from this duty. The correct wrong are you Darren. Cool now you Darren Stewart. Because I saw him post things on your instagram encouraging. You yeah no I mean. He's a good dude in I. I actually like him. I it just as like I said it's competitor. It's very tough to swallow. I actually had to tell him like Bro. I can't pretend I'm Mike. Your homie now. It's just not the move I I understand. I understand good sportsmanship in in. I'm all for it supposed to come from a wrestling background. But you can't sit here as a man in a competitor with the pride like sitting here and be like. Yeah me a daring a cool now. Ha Ha ha jokes fun you know. Comments and like put a highlight video on his instagram and active it was all cooling very hitting me. You know what I mean again. That's cool to the Gary and yeah but there's also like I don't like there's there's like a set of like middleweights or something and I don't know I I know there's instagram groups where you guys all crops like comment on on each other stuff right and just kind of like a bond you have. I know there's a lot of different groups do that and there's a group of dudes who do that in it for the life of me. I Kim understanding in so I actually had to tell Darren and I like him and I wish you the best luck I want the rematch. I I would love to be able to find my way back to him but I can't sit here and be like yeah Bro Sick Workout Corny to me. Bro. I see myself and I don't I don't get why they do it so I I I I had to kind of like back away from that of of of US. Like looking like homeys. Now you know because I feel like I kinda bitch. If I'm cool to do now you just want my ass on. Espn WE AIn't crazy. Dc is calling the fight on Saturday. Does that annoy you like would you? Second time. I know second time I'm GonNa let him do. I know what's up with this dude area? You know like I said so. It's like a week ago or a couple of weeks ago I was like. Are you calling the fight? He's like yeah but You know era you know. Dc News. But I mean if you want me to back out and corner you just let me know. All right never happened Bro. But wouldn't that be great corner right it would but that's also you know we have to mean DC at the skate the fine line of Leaders being all DC. Hi You know what I mean like. I can't just be like riding his coattails all the time like I have to be my own dot like that's okay people call me many. Dc and shit. Like that. I I probably am never going to get away from that but I can't be like it can't be like any has the corner. You know what I mean I it. I have to have my own entity bro in. That's the only way I'm going to be able to get to where I essentially want to be. So that's my boy man and Arrow you've all people know that we are so much me and him so much more than just as fighting like that's my brother grow so you know in day to day life so A half the KINDA WE KINDA separate Liver at with that. Because it's just a smarter move but I can't take this dues money away from them they in the UFC loves him and he's been busy with wrestling and stuff like that. So I'm GonNa let them call the fight at least he's GonNa be here you know he's GonNa be here in a couple of days and he's going to help cut and stuff like that so that's all positives so I I'm okay with that. I thought it was GONNA be Kinda Weird and then even if you listen to the last night you can tell in certain points you know. He's the best at being professional and at certain points. You could tell that he was kinda silent and Kinda like Bro. What is he doing? You know what I mean so You know that's. I know that's tough for him but I was GonNa say I find it very hard to believe that this fight is GonNa go my last one. I'm very confident that it won't so I think it'll be a different turnout. What's going on with you entirely visas. They're a bit of a rivalry brewing. There is I mean so fascinating. And he's and after Justin Wilson everything. And now you're what are you doing? Are You doing this for Justin? What's happening here? No no this is my. This is all fun and Games Bro. Ties good as any kind of one of the persons that like as soon as Kennedy Jim. We Click okay like from the first like ten minutes. I met him. We were laughing so no. That's my boy man. That's I like He fits in Soga at the gym. That's all fun. A Games Bro. We're just all and you know we all just talk to each other at the gym and it's all fun ties cool man and he's going to be able to fight too so I eat fits in well. You know the big thing As a team. And you know I wanNA come on here and like she. You know slander But you know he was. A tie has already kind of formed this family vibe with us and that's Kinda never would be pretty was so It's just a different. Maybe he. He fits in. Maybe maybe Justin fits in better at a different gym and tie fits in better here. I don't know but You know I was never really closer. Justin either so it's hard for me to get emotionally attached to something. I'm I'm not really invested in so I like Thai Astra now. That's my so I hope. I hope he sticks around and I think he's I think he said something about like. Maybe you know staying. I know he's working on his grappling in his wrestling but now he's funding to be around. Must be amazing to get ready for a fight of this magnitude for you. And then all of a sudden you get this Dagestani invasion you get Habib and Mafia and all these guys and I saw you mention best grappler you've ever rolled with with all the guys all these guys. How could you say such a thing? I saw was a Kretschmer who said in the in the comments. What about me will guessing what's going on? Yeah Okay so is now. Umbro with people don't understand You know he's kind of like hide in the shadow a little bit right with dude. He's a monster. Like WE SHOWS UP TO AKA. Like when he they showed up like two weeks ago he was pushing almost one hundred ninety pounds like straight monster in then so they've been doing somboon grabbing their entire life. I'm talking about around grappler right. We always viewed about US wrestling and stuff like that and and if he can beat me in wrestling owner fee you know take downs but on the mat rolling. I think pound for pound and I've grown with a lot of black belts in you know I'd probably I haven't ruled. I don't think I've ever rose like a black belt. World Champion but Islam is very impressive and I've watched him roll against a lot of very very impressive. Guys I've he's a he's a he's a good as it gets. I think Ben all right. I'm looking forward to this Doron. Good luck to good luck this week. As far as everything is going down in Vegas the Waco and all that stuff and of course. Good luck on Saturday. Big fight for you. I look forward to being there in person. I can't wait. Yeah when I get there Thursday. So that's when the action really pops office. The kids like to say have to talk to you later today. Thank you so much. See All right there is. Doron win kind enough to join US big fight on Saturday. Ufc Two forty. Against Joe Mir Shah. The prelims are great. They've got Rudolfo VIEIRA I've got mark. Madsen the return of Sean o'malley as well so that goes down this Saturday. Now one more story we have to touch on from this past Saturday guy who knows. Doron quite well. A former teammate of his over at the American Kickboxing Academy Lewis. Painter had a big victory on Saturday but he had a bigger week than that. He met his biological father and brother. He's talked about this journey of his on this program meeting his biological mother several months ago as well. We'll look this meeting his biological brother last week and embracing him after. The victory can imagine the emotion going through his body. After somebody that you could see it right there right. Here's what he had to say about the big week that he had in Norfolk following the victory. I had this revelation kind of sitting there looking at him thinking to myself. Like you know this this twenty year old kids looking at me as a twenty six year old girl man for advice. And and you know You know validation and stuff and I. I remember when I was his age. I never thought I'd be here. You know with With someone like me with someone like that looking up to me one knows China answers and things for me and conway me a little bit emotional before I got in a fight but it also helped me kind of ground myself that courtesy of the UFC and here he is Luis. Pena picked up a nice victory over Steve Garcia on Saturday unanimous. Decision Victories. Kind enough to join US right now. Louis how are you my man? I'm doing great. I just got back from a meeting with my managers efforts from management actually Leeches Guy. We were just got done talking about. We're GONNA do next so I'm actually really great move. Wow okay well. We'll get to next a moment. But I I mean I saw afterwards like you were apologizing for your performance. I can't imagine how kind of emotionally draining that whole week was your you meet your dad for the. First Time Your Biological Dad your biological brother there in attendance. You get victory coming up the laws. I mean that has been one of the more draining weeks of your career right. I bet that wasn't actually the first time I met my biological father. I met him after my view But it was the first time I'd met my biological brother on his side and yeah I mean I don't know if I would say emotionally draining. Just it was. It was quite an emotional rollercoaster. I really haven't been able to To get over it I still kind of find myself Well it got big about everything that's gone on and thinking about all the implications of all the same time of my life got applied. It was just a odd revelation sitting like I said in the in the package you showed before I came on I could. I could just see my brother's face Saturday at lunch before the fight we were. We sat down and talked one on just about life in how things have been for both of us. growing up you know each other's interested digs have gone on in each other's lives. It's the you know I could see in his face the save. Look I used to give so my older best friends. I ask them for advice for life advice in just things of that nature and it. I just had this lake Seeing there in front of a media realizing like man I maybe ahead matured a little bit grown a little bit in baby. I am not kidding speared. How did the meeting about I'd rather goes? He tends to school violence on. So it'll which my dad lives out there now. Hey played. Let's let's set up the meetings. Maybe alleged let's figure it out you know. Everyone was on board. My Dad was really a supportive of his aunt. Supportive of it in. I'm glad we got the chance duly. Bigs I've been very In the third round fell into the triangle. Chill got tight. You've got real tight. You know what I'm saying like there was a point where I was like. Fuck I might go out in the right after I thought to myself like dude you might go out. I was like no no. We can't do this not front of my little brother like no. This is not happening in front of my little brother and I just found in ten. I didn't know house you'll be found my way out. Well so he gave you inspiration to keep ongoing drive motivation without a doubt. Like I legitimately I. I was in my mind telling myself like no. We're not we're not about to let these happened in front of him. We're not GONNA TAP. We're not going to go to sleep. We're figuring it out and we did you know was it was like what are those movie moments you know. You'd you'd never feel like that's like those things actually happen until you. Why were you unhappy with your performance? Was it because you got caught? In that triangle. Was that something else because it seemed like you were apologetic afterwards other wooded go out there and hold onto what we don't want to just you know that those aren't the kind of lights like have you. If you've watched me fight. I dare in be exciting. I liked hats off to Steve. He's a great competitor and he showed me things I wasn't prepared for and I had to completely change my game plan on the fly right then and there. It just go back to what I know is it gets the win hats often but on to say that I I was thrown off by the fact that I spent ten weeks preparing for a five foot nine wrestler. Having my opponent change to sixty striker on the leak of the fight it definitely through digs off. I especially going in there. You know in the week leading up you tell yourself all doesn't matter No matter what he does. I'm going to go out there and do the same thing but it's not until you get in there. You've got a completely new opponent in front of you that you did you realize like oh. I can't just use the same game plan on him and attempted Infield and think that I'm going to be successful you know and of course you were supposed to fight Alex Munoz. He pulled out due to injury. And that's where Garcia came in you also prepared for this fight at Att in Florida Not Aka. Why the switch? I hate to say it but I ran into financial troubles because living in Silicon Valley can get extremely expensive. It got to a point record really find anything less than twenty six hundred a month and I just couldn't do it With you know baseball our salaries and everything I I I Figure it out with training and food is having to put myself together and I was. I was going through a lot of stress trying to figure out how to make things work and then I talked to my manager. Malki Kalaiya be. We kind of figured out what we're GONNA do it. He's the one that suggested like. Hey and you go to. Adt they'll take care of everything for you. And I I would I coaches at Ak and I told him the situation I was in. I told them like look. I'm over here I'm over here a making a detriment of training my performance in a room. Because I'm so stressed out on the financial side. The gave their blessing. Don't come here to Florida to Ge- scenerio just to get back. My figured out of I talked with quite a bit. Still I try to keep in touch with me and We have a good relationship. I still would have him out my quarter. I still WANNA bring are still won't have a working relationship with we're figuring out but I do enjoy being here at att I- Julie My trading partners. I love my coaches. I really feel like here at American top team. Not only do they believe in me but they they. They know what they have on their heads. They know that I could beat the champion. Wow Okay so you're gonNA stick around Steph Okay and so you said that you came out of a meeting with your your management talking about the future. What did you guys talk about? What did you decide on? I was very very bright. You know they're trying they want to. They want to reach out and see if we can get some going with a dot com type of endorsement here or like maybe even a like a documentary or something. They were talking about but As far as fight wise. We're looking to get back in there soon. I'm looking at bay. June July Mandy Ancestry. Thing is amazing ancestry one of the sponsors of the show that in sponsored this particular episode. I tried to get them on this particular episode. When I knew that you'd be joining us but it's really amazing. Have you talked to anyone from ancestry to try to do something like this because I have not come across a more famous example of how their company works so well and how it brings families together you are a walking billboard for them? Have you actually reached out to them yet? No I think my manage so balch. He's probably GonNa get that ball rolling here this week. I haven't personally reached out is just when all this went down that was on my mind at all The only thing on my mind when everything was to just Connect my family in foster start. Fostering that relationship it is like I can't explain I- gratitude. Julius Industry wore all this because after the fight I don't even go out celebrate. I stayed up to like be. My brother stayed up five and talking to each other after the fight. Just what's going over life talk just catching up and it's been really awesome because it's like I. We both grew up. It's only trial only children. Now we're kind of get the opportunity to connect to be a big brother. Don't be wrong. I've been a big brother since you know I was nineteen since my little brother and sister on my mom's side of the family but with him being so much closer to age and having gone through a lot of the civil wants to. Us five experiences. I I that we lead anything. It's just I feel like our bond was almost. Wow now. Are there any other family members who you haven't met who you're looking for so as far as like a media family We do have pledged and I have would other brother on my father's side that old. I don't think he's either. And so. That's kind of like my next goal is to to figure out how we can. You know Lee up the whole family. I kinda realize that these past couple of days I've been reflecting on everything like baby. That is my purpose is to bring all these people together Do you think this doesn't happen if you're not famous. Ufc fighter exit eighteen beyond us. Four forty one north. I need yeah without a doubt That was one of the first things. Legend told me was that it didn't matter that I was a UFC fighter. He liked that that was one big. He was a little apprehensive about It meeting need. Everything is like he wanted to make sure that I knew us the right lane to exit team. Be More for that matter to him. That be being a fighter. Bb Davis be having these instagram followers of that matter. What mattered was us. Connecting in having big brother amazing now I know you said you met your your biological father after UC debut but has he ever been twenty year fights yes he was at the U. He was at my last to fight so he was at the fight in Tampa and he was at this last week. Okay so so you guys have remained close. You now have a real relationship with him. Oh without a doubt. We talk periodically. That's the you know the life fighter. I'm I'm busy a lot you know. And it's hard for me because I don't want to sit there and he'll like I'm blowing him off but I do I do we have. We have maintained a really good relationship. And I've tried my hardest thing. You know Communicate with them as much as possible but it has a a really good relationship. Don't get me wrong. I'd had I have an adopted father in. I do have like the biggest father figure. My life was my mom. Second husband my Stepdad and He raised me. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate everything done but the relationship I've been able to foster and maintain. My biological father is a very special to be ease as I mean. There's no other way to put it as a young half black bed a especially growing up in the south you know you. Do you go through certain things and to finally be able to to talk to someone and be able to relate to somewhere through that not only just relate some of to relate to your own father through that. It's a words can't I can't really put into words what it means to have been able to to have the relationship that we asked. I bet. Yeah I can't imagine and what about with your mom. Are you guys still closer? You talking to her. Oh Yeah we're super close. I I called her. I call my via logical mommy soon as I got back in the locker room after eight of her her little kids are like I don't even I can't put into words how much I love those guys like. I remember when I was nineteen and I first met him of fluid was funny. I flew into Norfolk to to beat my mom for the very first time at nineteen. My little sister was five at the time and she came up without. This is literally the first time. She's meeting these. She sees me and comes running and jumps in my arms as soon as she saw me. She like love me like a brother instantly and I ever since then I've been death my little. You don't mean I'd kill for any work for Weill and you took a tour of A. Was it the the ships over there? Wh where did you go where they gave you the flag? What did you do there in? In Virginia we went to Jeb Little Creek. It's there a aquatic training center and they use their We got to tour. They're gunship and the Navy Seal Training Facility. Actually wow and how did this happen you just you just went and did it or did they ask you to do it so my dad is the captain of the USS Gonzales? There it normal My Dad had reached out and asked to see if we could do like a meet and greet with them and then when When he did that you have. Cpr team kind of put together a whole little a day for being a bit of eds to go out there and kind of tour the facilities and meet some of the crew members and just have a really special day. It was and it was super special to me. You know big the the son of service members of the officers even on my adopted side and to receive that flag. I legitimately Speech I I almost burst into tears right there but I I couldn't you know on a on the field by the UFC FRONT. All these military is I had to hold it in. You know I bet. Yeah that's amazing. What a week for you men. Congratulations on the victory. Congratulations on everything. That's happening in your life. It seems like it's all coming together. I know you said in conclusion that you want to return. May June July anyone in particular that comes to mind and they're not too many guys out there that I could think of. There's just the one fifty five division so deeply. Ufc there's so many guys. And I'm sure you know everybody in their mom kind of was to get after me and she'll be that I'm kind of proved that I'm just some high trade so whoever wants it man I don't care all right. Let's go. Well done Luis Pena. Thank you so much. I appreciate violent. Bob Ross one of the great nicknames in the history of the sport another great moment for you on Saturday. Thanks for coming on. Enjoy the victory. Thank you thanks for having me on all right. There is Louise's pain a big week for him beating his biological brother. He's talked about this journey. Several Times on the program and again ancestry. Dna One of the sponsors of this program and man. They should reach out to him. He should be doing those. Those commercial rates right. He should be reading that stuff. Not Me He's a walking billboard for them. He's living proof that it works to. Do you spit in the little tube ascended off and then. Voila you can learn so much about your life. And your your family's history. It's an amazing product so ancestry. Dna check him out. If you've never checked them out before all right in a matter of seconds we are going to be joined by the reigning defending UFC midway championed. The man who defends his title. I say technically for the first time on Saturday. He would say for the second time because he said that he defended his interim title back at UFC two forty-three and claims that he won the real belt. When he beat Kelvin. Gasol so I guess the the record books would say this is the first time but he would say second time and I'm not gonNA argue with him. How about that and so it goes down this Saturday against your Romero. The soldier of God earlier in the program. We spoke to you. Well now. We're going to speak to izzy before we speak to Izzy. Here's a quick recap about what this man has done over the past twelve or so months. I don't know if we'll have to tell myself that. I still think they think I'm more hype and I'm okay with that. I like high. High hype has been a part of my journey. Why not so Nice Crappy Mormon old but we live over. There was a movie or beautiful. Kelvin was split some. Knock me out supposed to finish the house he gonNA. I'm get into what I did. I look forward to and without further. Do we save the best for last the reigning defending you have see midway champion. The last style bender himself Israel I disown. You're not I decide. Tell them Tom all week. I'M GONNA get crap for singer named the quote unquote wrong way. I de Sonya. I need to hear it from you. Dislike Mobile Edgy is rod dislike. Got It yes. The man there. He is. Thank you so much for doing this. And I was hoping that you'd be in bid shirtless because it kind of a thing for you. Now being on the show in bed shirtless casts off. I mean really. I mean really little cheese a little cheese. Yes that was good. That was good is he. Takes so much by the way. When did you get to Las Vegas? Lots of Vegas yesterday and my body's already used to a Beautiful Vegas Times on the beautiful vegas weather. Slow chilly right now. But in my buddy already used to was the acclimated that I've been here so many times like for example if I fought a New York City and I have to go. Maybe two and a half weeks in advance just cause. Yeah my body's not used to that yet. Okay because can I be honest? I was a little concerned when ash told me that you are only arriving on Sunday because of the time difference. Don't you have to like be there one day for every hour of the time difference? Isn't that the rule? I don't know man I told them all. Okay so you're okay with this. You don't feel like it's it's too soon. I feel great. I feel gravy all right all right and of course this is a big deal and just so I get it right. You're not defending the title for the first time. This is actually the second time according to correct if you look on my belt she look on my belt. It's got one ruby essays April I think Levin on Atlanta and in the next Rubio is October third I think in Melbourne so once Exact same fucking go one might interim title is the exact same Pelt GonNa give me a new bill. That's the undisputed title. But no they just put a ruby on. I mean think think about it logically than interim titles don't mean shit if that's the rule you know so this. I mean I was the one who is actually running the division while the former champ was you know I'm sick and couldn't show up to work. You know I I was there. I was doing the fucking work. I've told you guys always champion so I won the built in editor? Felt like a one building that you can see that fight back and forth and I raised my hand afterwards. I yes I won. The built in Melbourne owes more. Like told you fuck out. Power whatever era and that waiting for something to be different like a few like inland Atlanta felt like I wanted to build Melbourne. I defended the belt. All right. That's good enough for me Of course I have to ask you about this off top. After congratulate you have to say Mazal Tov to you is the name and Mazda? Because yes my man. You want the Halberg award for the sportsman of the year in New Zealand. I understand this very very big deal. You're the first ever combat sports athlete to ever win the sportsman of the year word for those that don't understand how big of a deal this is back home. And congratulations on not only the award but the speech as well was tremendous and very profound. How big of a deal was this for you? And were you shocked that you won this award May I wasn't really worried about me. I was thinking more. Dan made it perfectly clear tweet. He said how. Can you appreciate the meal without thinking the chef and I thought I felt Eugene with a one coach of the because of all the things he's done in a sport especially just bringing a lot of attention globally to New Zealand? And we have a lot of global people coming over now just to train it. I thought that he would have won. I didn't really care about me because I didn't. I mean it's hard to get up for Ritchie. Never signed up for what Yeah I just. It's a big deal because after that ended the speech thousand vessel the speech. I don't know I was just being honest. I was as being real people. Resonated with some didn't like said stay Salty Bay I really care But Yeah It's a big deal in my. My stock has definitely gone up a lot New Zealand. And I'm Kinda shaken shaking the room a little bit because of all these puritans in all these traditionalists WanNa oh. There's still some people still stuck in the nineteen ninety-six mindset and this. I can't really stop us whether you like it or not. I look what we're doing for the sport. Look what we're doing for the country. Look what we did in a UFC. Auckland and the puritans gonNA pure shorts Will do whatever they do. Substan- compensation you talked a Tall Poppy Syndrome in that speech and it actually reminds me a lot of connor went through when he became a star in Ireland. There were a lot of media members talking about what is this barbaric stuff and he tried to break those barriers and did break those barriers and so since last time we spoke about since you on the belt and life has now kind of settled in for you as the man as the champion. Your defending the title Las Vegas. You feel like you're getting more love or you're getting people who are kind of wishing for you to stumble hoping for your demise. I both I definitely feel the love. I feel love a lot like already I guess. Stop and like to do that. Different places what I mean like. I have to move now. I have to move because I can't deal with like people know where I live anymore. My house is to is to close because I mean it was good. It was my first house. It was good one was my first. Ufc fight but my my career shot up so fast that thought. Okay I need the nearest neighbor to be like a kilometer down the road and all the sixty degrees but I'm yeah I'm on the way there and yet the popularity is part of the minutes is things I've signed up for Tim. Tim From Paradigm told me someone told once I might. If the worst thing in the world that happens to you that they have someone asking photo and it happens over and over will thank God. I kind of have to remind myself that because it does get taxing and I can't keep the. Hey what's up? Aw Yay like sums. I love just chilling like I am right now and I don't like fucking Ham. It off you know like if you don't have enough for the fans he was addict or it wasn't even happy to see us as I'm not as exercise to see you as you see me sometimes. That's okay I'm human too. I might be having a bad day. Walk like the worst was the F- Foxtrot that's in the room. Love my cat. Go run over on on the anniversary Yale University of my debut and I was just a wreck that day but then some people like some guy came up at the gas station with a phone. He was on the phone. Wanted me to say hi was brother and under slight bromide catches lights at any kind of like. Aw Abra what's up and I was like what the fuck dude don't fucking put your phone. I'm putting my fucking car. It stays right. There is a sign of phone cancellation no phones near the gas pump. If you've been to a fuck they want to die for fucking they want to die for the grand you know so yeah. I mean at the end of the day. I just have to say what Tim told me. You know if that's the worst than happens to him today will thank God. The puck unlike the guy on fire. But Shit's crazy out you mash. It's crazy in the streets area. Yeah I know and by the way I'm really sorry about your cat that's horrible. I'll process it afterwards out process everything. That's yeah man. This has been fun. Campus has been a fun cat like ups and downs. Malzahn Francois Everything. That's happened as just like synchronized yourself to this to this climax this weekend. I can't wait man. I know that you you keep your ears to the streets right you. You have your finger on the pulse. You know everything that they talk about online and you know what the number one question I got when I told the world that you're going to be on the show today. What's on my arm? Yes we see. I need your frigging fast. You're the freaking best. Better asking that yes. What is but you can only catch aids once right to was asked buddy now Just a little something. A little scrape of myself shit happens you know. But whatever okay. I'll rodas face when it's time I'll rub it on his face. I mean is the fight in jeopardy here right okay. I don't know. Hey I'm I'm here man. I'm here what is this going to go ahead? I've never had staff from local would would never will a main fucking hell. I've had malaria damn near eight times. What else I've had like thinks task on the phone with me. Ok. How has this affected you? Like I mean. Did you need to take time off hospital? I didn't even take antibiotics. I know I looked at enough like no and it went away this one as well when I was jet skiing. Where is it? You can't see it in this light. I had one of my my my My what do you call it my thumb knuckle? Jetski throttle after a while. It starts to like Bruce from having so much fun that one got a little little culture developing inside but then I just said no and then went away Geez. That's incredible so I if you've ever heard to say no and I'll I'll go away. Apparently so there's no concern though. Eugene told me say no whenever I used to like I'm sick I was. I guess I just say no not just show up at a time. I Kids Okay. So no concerns no concerns. I'M GONNA fight I'm GonNa whip semesters weekend. Okay I did hear you say several weeks ago you felt like you were a little bit behind when Kemp started but then I heard you say later on you felt like you were a little bit to ahead and you have to dial back in the last few days so what happened there. And where are you at right now? How are you feeling? My body moves in mysterious ways. as I've been told But yeah we're good. We're exactly what we need to be. Exactly what we need to be like. I just frankly this morning as well. He's right next door. Mother Wrestling Coach. May Wrestling coach. Andre and we just yeah. It's another hugged online. Lateral drug tripton caught him before he hit the ground. Non Ready as my little in this morning. That Guy Right there Franken I lateral drug trip the Millennium Ready like this. You know after feel on it. I'm on so I kinda have to dial it back a little bit more. Just 'cause I wanNA peak right when it's time on peaking perfectly man you obviously made a massive headlines so much. Buzz was created because of the walkout prior to two forty three. You can't just have a normal walkout now right. You GotTa do something to top that correct. Why I mean now that it was to look at the impact that it had for you and your I know my noma walkouts crazy as wall but slot man. Sometimes I don't want to give away too much like the day before my UFC debut two years ago said I was February Eleventh February tenth twenty twenty. I had another metamorphosis some shit change like another one. I know exactly what this is talk about it before when I was twenty seven twenty on my birthday and again on a significant day of my life. I had another one another metamorphosis synchronized everything and like my cat died really taught me like every whatever it taught me. Life is short because you have to make things happen now so I was going to. I don't know sometimes for this way. The UFC can shoot themselves in the foot the staff when it went win. Because you know they said no to my walkout Initially right yes. I'm just like fucking just trust me. This is my fucking show fifty thousand plus in my backyard close to my backyard. Like I'M GONNA do it my way no way so they just needed like listen and trust me. I know what I'm doing with this shit. So what does that mean for Saturday and the walkout? Are they giving you trouble? You'll see you see plead the fifth. I plead the fifth much. Okay well you are thinking of something. There's something going out of your way to see on Saturday. You're showing going to do anything I know I am show off. I mean I wasn't going to do anything but the the the universe spoke to me that night now every ten so something might happen. Something might not depending 'cause I can only do so much I'm just I'm just another fight. Just another champion just another superstar that UFC. So I mean I can only do so much. We'll see I was going to do a normal walk. I walk out like before. You're getting fucking exclusive. You're good because I'm in bed. Fucking sweet talk me and then I give you all the secrets. Is this how you work? Get a smirk along along. Those lines is e. I asked you last time. You're on in January. Were they treating you well? Did they give you a good deal? You said there was some things so are they treating you well. What happened trust me. I don't fight unless I I don't come the bed unless again free to right so I'm here it's UFC two four eight. I'm being treated. Well okay sure you this my shower right now. You know like my infamous after after fight shower. Yes like this so much room flag. Timothy's walk in here to some lapses. I wanted to get it right. I made sure I let them know like Melbourne the Sweden. There was like three solid. So so you don't want people Ash Tim. Auty they make sure we go right for this one. Okay I'm happy to hear that any concerns about y'all's way we had him on earlier. He said one ninety eight ninety editor with that is. That's like ninety something Kennedy's I don't know I don't care for me. I forgot the rules of change. I thought we were still I? Kinda just use the Travis Luder Anderson Silva thing where it wasn't considered a title defense now. The rules have changed. So I'm GonNa do what I'm going to dumb. It is still became champion. Remain champion if he doesn't make way than focus on him. I get a large chunk of his check. I'm sure Abe better be getting that check so yeah. I'll make sure I get a nice chunk of that big slice but you're lying. Sure if you will you're not gonNA put your foot down and say he doesn't make one. This fight is off type of thing fucked WANNA fight. I WANNA fight still on. I forgot that rules in place. So that's all I was like well. Mining the replacement. It's because I I want this to be titled. Defensive are as long as that happens. I don't care because I'm going through. You know. A guy like him headlight him and then have that. Just be like all just another fight left block that I'm playing for keeps on. This is a legacy so I need the head on my mantelpiece in. Houston is possible that he went up to in the dance off. Department the BACKFLIP. The splits all that did he get the best of you there. I mean you know He. He stole the moment. Like I've lost many of my life. Trust me I've won many clancy but he stole the moment so in that moment. You can't try to recreate at all like recapture it. Because I mean it's to do a backflip when you have twelve pound gold shoulder something that he would never have. It's hard to it's odds but he stole the moment. So that's a kill off. You just gotTa let it go. Let it go if he can win a dance battle. I'll win the fucking war. What did you say to him? When you guys were squaring off there are said. I spoke Spanish to him. Camera spokesman said all you speak Spanish. I was like a little gust Spanish back. They started edited or Saxena Spicy. Is that war will will not smoke. You'll bought to him. I said I'm speaking Spanish to you. Just because you don't understand you to speak Spanish to you said that your bottom and then I said and then he kissed me back my heart and elaborate your heart and your face a break your heart and I was that and then you had a second press conference. It was shades of the infamous T. J. dillashaw. Hennion barral faceoff were Bournemouth. I'm sure you've seen this because you you've seen everything online. Were Browse on screen and dillashaw squaring off one of the more bizarre faceoffs. This time he was like above you and you're sitting there and of course you made the nine eleven reference which you have since apologized for you regret saying that and did you take anything away from that. Like about maybe trying to down. He's not get too excited when you're up there on stage talking making references and whatnot. Nah Not really like I I. I said what I said but then after as soon as I left I kinda saved in the room. I saved with like what too soon and then I kinda ease the tension a little bit but then obviously there's the the real outrage and then there's going to be the fake outrage that just all like you the monkey in Brazil in the heat I bet you. He doesn't even know where he was when nine eleven happened. I know where I was. I remember how I felt but bitch. He doesn't even know he's as order due to debt. I never made fun. Anyone ever made a joke. I just made a reference to something that actually happened but I was like you know what that must be triggering for some people saw. It does my bet on that one but I don't think I need to slow down and Avian I just operated. The speed is the speed operate at an eventually. I'll say some stupid again. I don't know I says it's it's a numbers game it's probabilities bountiful. At some point. So I don't I don't like all this Ladonna changed my tactics not just be careful my words but I'm going to operate at the same speed and I'm GonNa fuck up again so get ready for your fake outrage and the ruins. How do you feel about cost of flying? To the event and being there on Saturday ringside. He said he's going to do this for Melbourne Deneen. We already had that whole thing after the fight. It's it's it's over now. He needs to do something else to get up for this season for the spot. I'll see what the landscape of the middleweight division is. Because he's still talking list. I'm GonNa pop before you saw does guarantee that. But he's still my list and me. We'll see I don't really I didn't even know I just. This is breaking news to me so I don't know We'll see also that the event will see. Who Else is there? I wonder if John Jones is going to be there. You think he'll show up. Don't care don't care. I mean what's he gonNa do can lost his last fight on some scorecards. You know so. I've stopped me up sample so long. I said I saw him in New York. It was in the Las Vegas when he fought Santos so what I needed to see live and I was like he's not it ever learn the and then after the last Friday like Oh Shit. Maybe he was right. I've seen the fucking thing fucking know what to do. Let me just work led be work? Please let me work okay. I'm sorry but did you think race won that fight. Yeah I give it to raise. It depends on how you want to score it. I think John was welcomed a stolen in. This may be an objective. Glad I'm GONNA fucking judge. Mostly I'm glad I'm going to judge but it was either way either way trust me. I raised definitely put it on in Jones. Came later around and put it on a puts it on later again. I can do it all night long. And Look at the virus fun enough by going against the flight. I wasn't having fun fucking dug deep in a blitz a blitz a guy that wouldn't go down and I made them go down over and over and over again yes. I don't know if you know this. But I sat down with John recently in Albuquerque and he didn't really like it when I brought you up. Can I play you a clip of of him answering my question and get your response? All right here it is a long. Lean middleweight What would present me much problem? Especially when I got my hands. I don't know put them to the ground Yeah people people are can eat up what he's saying but the truth of the matter is he's scared today. I've so far ahead when it comes to. I mean you name it in every sense of this game. I'm so far ahead of this kid so the fact that I am even talking about him right now. I'm just GonNa Stop Your response. I think already responded to that. I can't remember you was the same shit like Dwight. Look scared era on my man affair. You've met me. Do I look like a man I mean this is? I'M GONNA FIGHT. Right now that I shouldn't have to be in a lot of managers would be like not fight that guy. Let's let's wait it out. Let's do something else. Fare does not bother me. It's something that I rise it occasion and he's jealous when I've been saying this as jealous. He's going to see what I do this weekend. On the stocks shoot up. It'll be like book. I sucked the my last night in this guy. Did this historic just writing. Get Jealous again. He's GonNa get Salty. Come on man I mean what else am I going to say? I I set the date told you what's going to happen going to my own pace. They're not going to make me move my hand. I so yeah I've said what I said. There's nothing more to add to it. If you say something stupid I'll rebuttal but I never really talk about a molest. I'm asked about him. You asked me about him talking about your coach. Gene doesn't say a lot but he does bring up stay a lot he does talk about. And we don't really want the Jones which is You know obviously have an even bigger jump. How'd you feel about this idea? I think you brought it up in submission radio or an interview side by Cyprus and what they get me wrong like I love the idea I at least rotavirus I like affect brought it up. Live as like okay not thought about I was I never even put my myself in that bracket yet so I haven't really thought about it much but look people that look after me. I trust them with my life. I trust them with my health. Trust the what my record extra. So what my my career. He sees the benefits that we can. We can reap in that by. Ac vendors can taken that fight and guess what I've done. Boxing for a heavyweight kickboxing off for that and trained heavyweights as well. You know this things. We can do things that you guys ever seen in my game yet. You haven't seen in my game yet. So yeah entire. You've seen snippets of my grappling. You since lipids of Mon- wrestling. Maybe I don't know have you know maybe but inside you gotta find out like these. A lot of things that can be taken advantage in. This fight came size matters. One always just a couple minutes left here with again. Thank you so much for the time. He returned section on Saturday. Ufc Two forty eight. I love this budding friendship that you have with Darrin till you guys sending each other. Dmz and whatnot. Had this. Come about Mega Manila for the first time. And you know you know me. I'm a man of my. I don't mince words does I can't wait till would fight like lifestyle is I am an wait. Okay and yeah you know. He's he says he's able Kogas not eight and when it's time I'll show seizes. Oh my okay. So he is on the hit list as well despite the the the friendly banter. Yeah I mean I fight. My friends used to me and then go out and inspiring sometimes seem him Brad. Go at it and it's like we're not like these guys all fucking try kill each other just killing each other sake but we can turn it up specifically to certain parts of the body and certain degrees when it's time and it gets pretty flat was five at like good. We're trying to better each other so I fought my blood brother you know. I said in before a fight my grandma. But she's dead. What you know things happen eventually some of these guys are GonNa get hit whether your buddy or enemy or this beef beef Vegan or whatever at the end of the day. We're GONNA get it. Everyone's GonNa get including old. Darren tell even Jack Kennedy near like the guy like everyone. I'm the guy with the belt. I'm the guy ever almost targets I know livable small my face in near Buddy buddy by no they want what I have so I must stupid a beanie before I've seen this happened before I've been betrayed many times. Sign Buddy Buddy cool and I am friendly with Darren. I'm friendly with Lotta guys but I make no mistake. I know exactly what they want. Ondo exactly why trying to get close to me. Will you gotTa keep your first closed enemies closer and to go to that Auckland Event and to repeat repeat and to see? What your your teammates. Did you know two weeks prior to yours. Does that give you an extra boost? Did you feel inspired after that? All right my guys did this and now it's my turn. The timing seems to have worked very well for you from afar you talk about timing assets in chronicity. Everything is perfect aerial. Everything is falling into place. Exactly should man. What we're doing right now is going to be. Legendary team was rocking. Right now is going to be written in the history book. An upbeat Some trojans show with the Trojan horse how we invaded the game and took it over Man I'm inspired man watching the way even Brad. He was my favorite out of all the three. He was my favorite fight because of owned it he owned the moment. You know we didn't hear anything. There is Ole temps out. Hello S. my guys further. Unfinished this first. One Minute left. Got Your does it. You didn't WANNA finish. Usa Senior inspired by bread. It's like I mean is a guy the guy that You know North fight because he you know he had a nice comeback in the UFC spinning back. Kick He's you know. A lot of the dynasty grew a guy that you know like everyone associates than what could be the dominance of of endeavor side of the world. They're fucking motherfuckers man. Bradley Thailand Years. I'm being trained with these guys for years. I think Brad said like the fight. Kinda go set up by the study wasn't a tiger. There were like if I scattered by this guy. Like kinda hoping he'd lose embrasse on the moment man Rock them in the first round. Rock them in a second and his own. The moment of the third and I was inspired by that I was really inspired by that. Just razz one of my favorite fighters in the world. Bond on this simply. What discuss. He's so different from me a that I can do. Sometimes this is beautiful to watch last thing. I know you've said you want to be the first man to finish. Yoel in the UFC. But I've also heard you say you want five male shutout you kind of feel like it's GonNa go that way on the Monday before the fight. What are you predicting My predicting the money before the I'd say I still want that. Five Mil shot. That's what I'm ready for. You know like I said people gas and I know for fact was GONNA get tied. I and I know people that easy to finish when they get tired. You look at Whitaker. When he was finding look cost that he when he was fighting in recent fights they were all just gas. Everyone does gassing like they look at me in the deep waters man. Call Me Mega Don. 'cause I'M A fucking shock? A swim with them. Eat THEM UP. So yeah I WANNA fight mill shutout boy if they can't if they drown drown if indicted S. It is your thank you so much. I really appreciate this. Please keep that arm. Okay healthy no say no to it. No go back inside and all my okay. Wow all right. That looks a St Jude. Stephen Adams says hello. Well even. That's my guy. I saw that interview respect to him. Ease event I don't why sees me as the elder we're not that old foggy Nelson what he means? Respected him shots. At least the wolf even want respect. Thank you so much. Good luck on Saturday. There is Israel Adesanya the reigning defending. You have seen it away champion of the world. Wow what a performance out of him on this program you always brings it great stuff as always great insight and he headlines. You see to forty eight on Saturday. I'm off to Las Vegas on Thursday. What a car should I run down some of the notables? We got a second here. Who Do we have Pollyanna Vienna on the early prelims at six thirty PM Eastern? We've got Gerald Mayr shot and Doron win as we spoke about earlier. Roedolf for Vieira undefeated six no on the ESPN prelims beginning at eight PM. Mark Madsen Nine Against Austin Hubbard. I'm looking forward to that. And we've also got Sugar Sean. O'malley making his long awaited return. Two years he's been away. He's fighting on the prelims. Of course on the main card Alex Oliveira against Max Griffin Lee jiang-liang against Neil Magny Dariush against her car closed. John Way League. It's you check for the Straw way title twenty and one John Way League up. Gets you any NJ and Israel Adesina versus your Maryland? Now a little bit of an announcement for all of you as usual. I'll have my wanNA show pod on Wednesday but on Thursday were debut in a new thing on ESPN radio Thursday night at midnight eastern so technically very early Friday morning but nine pm Pacific Time on ESPN radio national or online. But wherever you get your radio. Goodness Siriusxm Channel. Eighty all that stuff. It's the Hawaii show on. Espn radio but it's not just the Hawaii show it's the Hell Wani and DC show Daniel Cormie my co host on Thursday. And how great is it going to get his insight not only on the top two flights but also his Guy Doron win and everything going on in his life. 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Going out in the field with ISU's Meghan Anderson

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Going out in the field with ISU's Meghan Anderson

"In. Twelve, twelve, says the big show clock Bob Quinn, to the big show with you here on a Friday. Moving into the weekend looks like we have some hot weather ahead. Friends maybe not as hot as earlier in the week. Meteorologists looking at temperatures nudging right up against that ninety degree mark. Did pick up some rainfall about an inch and a quarter underneath the watchful eye of the whistles corn Cam this morning, and about a twenty minute period, also inch and a quarter in central Iowa, tapered off to about looks like a half an inch or so. At the Hayfield and Andy. We've had some spotty showers and. Twenty miles away, nothing at all so it. kind of depends on whether. Clouds are not recently right now. In fact I was standing out in my backyard a couple of afternoons ago. It looked like rain was coming. And I was just watching the cloud develop. It was a big Boo fee cloud that was Kenneth Continuing to get bigger and bigger and go higher and higher like a cloud of steam. Almost that comes off of. A pot of boiling water and it you know the the moisture, the warm moisture, hitting the cooler air up above sparking some showers and. It was kind of a fascinating thing to watch now. The rain ended up going north, but anyway. That's you know that's. That's what happens with our humidity levels here when we get to this part of the calendar, yeah. Yep Megan Anderson is joining us our boots on the ground eyeballs out in the field today Megan Iowa State University Extension Central Iowa. May want to ask you about this this, Caterpillar. We've been hearing rumors of and some sections of the state. Have you seen any in central Iowa and be. Do you think we're GONNA see population like we did last year. YEP so I've been out this week. taking a look at and soybean fields, and in a couple of phrasing fields that I I was out in I I did see fissile caterpillar so real early stage larva, so maybe a half inch, or even smaller in size, really hard to see unless you're looking for them carefully. The good news is is that the population appear to be very low at least at this point compared to what we were seeing last summer though I'll. I'll say that. There were not a lot of fields that I saw last year in June. That I thought had really high populations. Even though we are seeing a lot of butterflies, it wasn't until that that July generation that we really got worried and There was a lot of treatment going on, so so as of right now on cautiously optimistic, but you know we just gotTa. Be Out there looking and be ready to pivot it at any point if we need to. Yeah, we've we've heard some southwest Iowa and northwestern Iowa, reports as well I. I was Kinda surprised saw him so early this year's well. Yeah so I saw my last one, my first one last year on June fourth. So I'M I've only a couple of days ahead of that this year. Maybe June second so you just it's. It's hard to find him unless you're really out there. Looking hard for them and a lot of cases anyway, though like you said in southwest Iowa, we did hear of a field that maybe even had him on as many as fifty percent of the plants, so they'd be just a little bit ahead of us here in central Iowa, but that population should have been very easy to find and fortunately. Haganah. Dealt with these things last year? Also so did we learn anything? Because the the insecticide only works on the populations when they're president, right? There's no residual or or preventative aspect to it, so unless there you really can't treat. Yeah I've heard a lot of discussion about. We include insecticide and our poster beside application because those were going to be going on in the next. You know week to fourteen days maybe and and I say just. Do not do that because. You know you're spending the money, and so unless you know you have a population out there. That is at a level that needs to be managed. It really isn't buying anything because like you said it just doesn't have a residual. To stick around and provide any protection for what may happen at some point in the future. so. Look. They don't over winner here right? They kind of show up. So what? What determines if they show up here? What's been different? The last couple of years all of a sudden. No, what exactly it is different. We keep him every year. You know I've seen this caterpillars in soybean fields every single year that I've looked and so eating fields, but normally we don't i. don't notice them really until July timeframe, and it's typically you only see it because they really net some of those leaflets together, and that's an easy way to recognize that there's a caterpillar there because it looks kind of like a spiderweb has netted each together and. Since they fly up here. and those butterflies There's probably something going on in the South West. That's a good for their populations. Maybe mild winters maybe a lot of nectar plants, blooming at the right time to give them a lot of food to get up here and then catching the right wins right so maybe there's more storms with direct wind path bringing them right up here to Iowa. I don't really know, but it's It's definitely nerve wracking. Because we typically only think of eighth as the the single insect that can cause enough damage by itself in the soybean field to need to be treated with an insecticide Now we're starting to see some of these other insect pests come in that that really by themselves or causing some pretty remarkable damage. What are you seeing, Megan? Well. Gomez is one right that we haven't seen it yet this year, but that's. A new insect pest that were worried about, and we really don't know very much about effective treatment options at this point, and then these these sissel caterpillars, which of course are always kind of a question mark at this point as to whether they'll be bad, but I'm hopeful that they won't be this year, but it is of alarming that we it seems like we're having more insect activity than maybe in in previous years. Well Megan I I must say that you're could be one of the few people that I know anyway. Maybe even one of the few people in in the entire country that keeps track of dates from year to year. When you see this'll caterpillar, but we're certainly. We're certainly appreciative of that. Your eyeballs so. Well then then I I would imagine if you're looking at weird things that Andy on is names probably in your. Free Yourself. Oh Megan. Anderson with us. Megan thank you so much. Talk will talk to you get. You Bet Megan Anderson with the folks at high state. How about that? We'll talk markets ahead here on the big show. Andy every morning. I get delivered into my inbox. The news from the folks at Agra pulse and we are going to be talking with the one of those folks that make that news for us and deliver the news young fellow named Spencer. Chase is going to be joining US coming up in about five minutes or so spencer. His beat is a Washington. Washington whilst we actually nationwide, but he lives in Washington DC so he's GonNa let gate lend some insight on a couple of of farm news items that have been coming out of the nation's capital. He's going to keep track of that force. We're going to talk to him from time to time, but he'll be joining us coming up in just about five minutes or so. I made a note here. And I will tell you when we were talking with making here just a minute ago, she said something that caught my attention that some of those fields in southwest Iowa with this'll caterpillar. We're at a fifty percent. Infestation rate right now. Now we should point out that I believe. Treatment is thirty percent. Or Higher, so we are seeing some causing economic impact in soybean fields now. She said thirty percent or fifty percent. Be Able to see it. Bob Able to hear. That can damage on out in the soybean field, but yeah, I believe that Iowa. State is looking at thirty percent threshold so. Point is is out there and Scout, because boy, fifty percent that'd be a lot of caterpillars out there all the sudden. Yeah, especially at a time or the the slave beans are so small I mean yeah, you know, wouldn't. Fifty percent of soybean. That's got four leafs on its four small son is much less than fifty percent of being. That's Fully grown right so doesn't take very long for that damage to occur. There's is occurred. There is no doubt about that, and after last year of course, a lot of nightmares, surrounding multiple treatments and damage that was done so. Here, we go again with those things growing season. Yeah Yeah, hey also on the website secretary of Agriculture in the state of Iowa Mike Nag. His office has sent a letter to the EPA wanting some clarification and direction on this dike Cambe situation the state of if you'd like to read that, you can do so at the big show website. We're going to be talking to our Washington correspondent Spencer Chase coming up here. On the big show. Me On the big show. Today is a farm broadcasting. Buddy of mine name is Spencer Chase and he works in Washington DC for an outfit called Agra pulse spencers farm, broadcaster they have another fellow named Ben. Nali that's working for them as well and Ben is farm broadcaster from right here in the state of Iowa. So couple of good folks along with some other really good folks covering agriculture, and we use these folks to help us track farm. Farm News Now Spencer for we get started talking with you and we WanNa talk with you from time to time on important issues that you're working on, but before we started y'all folks have a daily service. It's called Agra Pulse and folks like to hear from you and read what's going on. They can subscribe to your service. Tell me a little bit about that. What are the some of the things that you cover on a daily basis? I always explain it. Is You know Agricole's were keeping an eye on the policy? Things related to Food and agriculture policies, so Capitol Hill, USDA EPA, FDA, that's really our specialty. Really our Bailiwick, and so folks are looking for really in-depth coverage on policy concerns on Capitol Hill and really across the country, as we've started bureau in California, following the policy concerns as they relate agriculture out there as well as you mentioned we newsletter skin subscribed. Subscribed to send out every Wednesday morning for that really in depth coverage as well as a daily coverage that we do on a regular basis on our website, agriculture dot com, also having a number of podcast scenes. We have daybreak service that talk about the news. It is to come and drive time grand. The talked about the just happens, and really we try to keep as many bases as possible covered well Spencer I. I have a a a secret that I'm let some folks in on here if they would like to try your service out, I believe they can go to your website and sign up for a free trial. That is true. We do offer a four week. Free Trial for folks that are interested in learning a little bit more about about agriculture in about the services that we learn about the coverage that we provide and so. So now it'd be a great time to learn a little bit more about agriculture about the issues that we cover well Spencer. We have been following this Corona Virus Food Assistance Program payments going to agriculture, and we understand the. USDA is starting to send some checks out. You tell me well initially. When they announced the program I had the chance to ask secretary perdue on a call that he had done that you. You know wh when they were planning on getting those payments out, and he had said in this in mid to late April, he was hoping to get checks in the mail by early May and so they I believe they technically were able to make that happen. They announced yesterday they've issued five hundred forty five million dollars in payments to this program and keep in mind. This is going to be a sixteen billion. Billion Dollar Program. So you know there's there's a lot more money. Let's go out the door with this program, but you know in in just the first six days of famous keeping mind. They started taking applications last week. they've made famous. They say to about thirty five thousand producers, and you know five five of those Midwestern states kinda stretching from Illinois to Kansas and South Dakota kind of that Delta and they're making up the. The bulk of the payments at this point now, Spencer. You mentioned the US MCA US Mexico Canada agreement and some things we need to be concerned with. What are you talking about that? Well? It's just something to keep in mind as we look at the implementation of that agreement being just around the corner, the the beginning of July, really and you know we. We had the opportunity to hear from the the leader of some some Mexican trade issues, and he said you know he does still expect the agreement to be faithfully implemented, and and should go into force, but it's not going to be You know necessarily slam dunk. There are some issues that need to be overcome and my colleague Bill Thompson had the chance to to kind of keep an eye on that and you know there are things like seasonality provision for for us produce. That, will certainly be worth watching between US Mexico relations. There's also some things that are going to need to be done. In terms of implementation issues like a US wheats in Canada, there's just a there's a lot of issues that are going to have to. They're gonNA. Have to be cleared and you know just as win. Any trade agreement is entered into force. There's a bit of a learning curve for for folks to have and things that they're going to. To have to figure out in terms of kind of the new rules of the road for this agreement Spencer Chase joining us today, Spencer with Agra Pulse. If you'd like to find out what Spencer's talking about on a daily basis, you can get a trial subscription to Agra pulse at the Agra pulse dot com website well Andy. We need to find out right now. The three big things we need to know brought to you by your Iowa soybean farmer. Damage done by the COVID, nineteen outbreak and the stoppage, mainly US economy for two and a half months the final numbers of course not in yet because it's not over with, but AFC Andrew wants a good friend of the big show, Says Farm Bureau's best estimate at the losses is a staggering I. Think our best guess. Estimate at this point is in the ballpark north of sixty billion. Impacts both near term, and then just the long term depression of prices. I think we're still gonNA analyzing what data's out there but we I think we're comfortable. Saying north to sixty billion has definitely been a negative impact agriculture. Yeah, no, he says that's in the one quarter alone the second quarter, basically when all of this is taking place, and he says as far as animals go. There may be six to seven million pigs. It ended up being euthanized for another seven hundred to seven hundred fifty million dollars lost market value. Taking a look into the marketplace both chicken and beef, and now charges have been filed price fixing charges against four former and current executives at pilgrim's pride Corp and Claxton poultry farms, both of which produced chicken. On, colluding to inflate prices, the bird sold at the grocery stores, and the Restaurants National Pharmacies in union president. Rob Lowe reacting today saying that it is quote, unquote, extremely harmful to culture and consumers. However, he says price-fixing is only a symptom of a much bigger problem of corporate consolidation now in the beef industry, the Department of Justice has sent to four major packing plants packers in the US letter, requesting information as they look into disruptions in the marketplace in that industry. Figuring out what it means, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling vacates. The EPA registration of certain. Die Camp products including Bayer's extend Max. Herbicide comes in the middle of course of spring season, the very small spraying season window Chris Turner. US Country Division head forbear says the company strongly disagrees with the ruling and is working on its market impacts to consumers disagree with the ruling and are assessing our options. If the ruling stands, we will work quickly to minimize any impact on our customers this season. Our top priority is making sure our customers have the support. They need to have a successful season. Yeah? No limit market disruptions to customers is what I should've said they're now. I was secretary bag Mike. Nag has sent a couple of letters to EPA. Administrator Inter Wheeler asking for clarification and guidance about what the ruling means for producers and I have, but in the meantime he says they have not to stop sale order and do not expect any enforcement action to take place. However, he says that is subject to change based on EPA, action and a couple of things. Things. We're tracking in farm. News we did get word late this morning. The Department of Justice is looking into cattle pricing, and we're going to be following that as well something that kind of broke yesterday and continued throughout the big show. Was this Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on camera and they have basically vacated the labels. The EPA labels which I guess a lot of people's minds means you can't use that product right now. However, We have an interesting situation here in the state of Iowa. That, I know you've posted the letter, the Secretary of Agriculture Nagpur sent to the EPA and he is asked for clarification and I think Andy until he gets there if That that product will still be able to be used here and I. was that right? Yeah, that's what he said. It's exactly what he said, and you can read the full text of the letter out on the big show website or social media at big show farm. I've got that posted. But, he said you know they are not at this point issuing a stop sale, order and they do not expect any enforcement action, however, in bold, it says this is subject to change based on EPA action, so bottom line is Keep an eye on our social media. Even that's a good idea. Anyway. When we're not on the air, we're constantly posting things making videos and providing that information. For you at big show farm and and see what happens if anything over the weekend, you know if we can if we can get. What do we need Bob another couple of weeks probably here down the road Rob We're running so. We'll see. then. Here's an interesting thing. I was reading last night. On some things, and that's kind of an interesting thing in itself because you know I'm reading when my lips are moving. And and I'm gazing into a book. You say, but browse reading last night. That accompany has calculated, and it wasn't an Iowa in other parts of the Midwest that the total time during the entire season with all the restrictions on camera use. They only had forty four hours. Sprayed Cambe all of last year. So you see when we talk about this. That's why it's so important. France hey we're GONNA. Talk with the advice coming up here. On the big show. Today's top stories in agriculture and the analysis you trust. This is the big show. Wealth fifty five here on the big show clock with the big show wrapping up and other trading week, and we're on the telephone line with our analysts of the day ALC-. Lice l. the soybean market is what we're kind of zeroing in on and I gotTa Tell Ya Andy is so giddy about the soybean market that he is looking for poetry lines that rhyme with nine dollar being so I gotta ask you. How soon might be needing to break those lines out? I think it could be. Next week early I wanna see the nearby beans close over eight eighty charts that Soda I've seen be tough level of resistance. We had high this week of Eight, seventy, three, and a half a China in a bind four on last four days. If they keep by, and if the US dollar continues to trend lower than I think we will really be talking about the gold that grows in the soybean market. there. You go gold that grows. I hadn't come up with that one yet. Are We. Are we getting to the point where we start to spook some shorts out of the market here or not yet. I think. Get into fund report today, Andy I think show the funds long. Maybe ten or twelve thousand contracts soy bean, not a very not a very large position, but one that they probably will be added on to corn They have a monster size short position. At least they didn't last. CFCC report and I don't see where the open interest is indicating to me that they've reduced that very much, so certainly we get the funds piling in buying for soybeans, the funds that are very very short corn being forced to buy back. This may not follow through with more than what we think. We might be singing about nine dollars soybeans next week Andy. Well! I'll tell you. Al were up against the clock, but I certainly appreciate that and we're going to follow along on this bean market. How can we follow along with Alkalis on a daily basis? Give call toll free, eight, eight, three, four, five, two, eight, five five. Anybody liked to get them thirty days of information no charge. I'm about that Al Hey. Thank you, Al. we'll be talking again price sometime next week. Alkali talking about this soybean market Andy. We are a buck under. Everyone else in the world that selling soybeans and meeting everyone else meaning South America so. US has cheapest soybean out there right now. Of course, we think it's best, but what does that mean? It means that if you're in the market for soybeans, round the world. You're coming knocking at the US door right now. Need to remind folks Andy that. Check the website off and on here every day we could have some information coming up and we'll post that decision on dyke. Camby us here in the state. As soon as we get it. At big show farm, also on the social media. As yeah, this decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, certainly less than question marks, but no action being taken by the Iowa Secretary Bag ads this time. Thanks for keeping US on time. Bobby other good again. rush. Limbaugh is five minutes away. See on Monday.

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Adesanya, Romero, Mighty Mouse, Felder, Spencer, M. Anderson, More

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Adesanya, Romero, Mighty Mouse, Felder, Spencer, M. Anderson, More

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Enjoy and gentlemen back in your life on this Monday March second two thousand and twenty Hogan Everyone Marijuana. Welcome back to the program. I can't believe it's march. How crazy is this two months into the year? This is insane whereas the time going. Well I'll say this it's been a great year so far two thousand twenty. It's been fun another fun event this past weekend and this coming weekend in Las Vegas we. Ufc Two forty eight two title fights on the card. The return of Israel Adesanya yes. It's not oddest Sonya. Listen let's establish this right here and now the next sixty days or so. I'm going to be saying Israel's name a lot all right. And it's not Ida Sonya it's Adesanya it's actually a disowned before being real sticklers Sonia. All right he meets your Romero huge fight eighteen and no style bender soldier of God. Silver medalist two thousand six Romero going for another title. Probably his last chance if he wins second oldest champion in. Ufc history going up against the rising star fastest guy in the modern era to win seven fights in the look at this and then of course John. Wiley has been through so much over the past month. Going from Thailand to Abu Dhabi getting quarantined coming over to Las Vegas defending her title for the first time against the former Straw way Queen WanNa Janecek. It's amazing stuff you want. It could be the first female and UFC history to win the same title on two separate occasions. It's never been done so I can't wait but before we get to all that I got a lot of thoughts on this past weekend and some other stuff as well. We've got a great show planned for all of you are going to be talking to some big names including Israel Adesanya and you'll Romero and Paul fell there. I'll give you the lineup in a second but first some thoughts on this week in and you know what I have to start with. I have to start with the main event. This past weekend in Norfolk Virginia. You've see flyweight title fight. We talked all week long. If this was the beginning of a new era for the flyweights if this was an opportunity for either Joseph Ben obidos or Davidson figured Eddo to assert themselves as the new face of the flyway class. It seemed pretty clear that Henry. Pseudo did not want to cut to twenty five anymore and especially at the beginning of the week we found out that Suharto was going to defend his bantamweight title in. May Again Josie Aldo. And we can talk on non about then I feel like I've made my thoughts pretty clear on that fight and how crazy of fight. It is last week and so I won't get too much into the weeds on that particular one but it did seem like the dawn of a new era. Well guess what happens on Friday by now you probably know Davidson figured I missed weight. Friday morning weighs in at one hundred and twenty seven and a half pounds. Benedetti's makes wait so now we got a problem right. This is just the third fourth time I should say that there were three times prior to that. Just a four time in history that a title contender. Mrs Wait. First Time Joe Riggs Matt Hughes Second Time Travis Luder against Anderson Silva third time. You'll Romero against Robert Whitaker. Though graphics a little bit wrong it should be rubber. Whitaker you get the point. Mr Prior to an interim title fight in any event. We had a problem here because we've got a situation where the. Us's tried to crown a new champion well in order to win the belt. You have to make weight so what happened was sort of shades. Toronto couple years ago where we had Anthony Pederson Maxa for the interim belt. Remember miss wait so the belt was only on the line for Max Hallway. It was the same thing going into Saturday. And you got the feeling as Wacky as this division has been over the past eight years remember how it all started with a miscalculation between Ian McCall and DJ in Australia. I just had a feeling on Friday. Like of course this is going to happen. Of course figured I'd I was going to win this fight and the belt will be taken and now the division is really going to be in shambles. It seemed like everyone was rooting for Benefa- because if he want he'd be the champion and he would read new life into the division but it just seemed like as weird as this division has been since its inception. Something wacky is going to happen and guess what something wacky did happen because Davidson triggered. Idaho won the fight on Saturday. Not only did he win he annihilated. Joseph Benhamouda's I mean that was in my opinion quite one sided and I just got the sense much like the whitaker izzy fight back in October. Benefit to me seem tentative. He seemed nervous. He seemed like he was putting too much pressure on his shoulders saying all week long how he wasn't doing that and when he got into the cage it seemed like he was too caught up in the moment and in the fight itself. Look I'm not going to be the kind of guy to like breakdown film. I'm not going to be that guy. Never be that guy but I know fights when I watched them. I know what's going on. I've watched enough of them at this point. I don't know a benefit is was doing. He was swinging for the fences. Left and right he was throwing haymakers. It seemed like he wanted to end this fight early. Seem like he wanted to knock out Davison but he wasn't setting anything up. Everything was telegraphed. Everything was big Lou punches. It was very wild. It was very unimpressive and I tweeted going into the second round. I thought figuring out a one the first round and I said benefit has better be careful because he's going to get caught. Figured it was really good. I know he's not a household name but he's really good and he hits really hard. He's to catch Ben Evita's moments later. They clash heads. And let's make something very clear here. The clashing of the heads was not figure. It was fault. Yes they clashed. Heads opened up a big Gash but they clashed heads because but if he just was leading with his head and moved it up if he doesn't do that which he was doing in the first round they're not clashing heads. That was not figurados fault. So anyone who's blaming figurative for this. Look he deserves enough blame for missing weight. He's screwed himself in that situation. But not in the clashing heads department and that was the beginning of the end and then he gets knocked out and it was kind of shades of the Dimitrius John to fight. And you feel for benefit. As he is a veteran he is a great fighter this now his third crack at a UFC built in in the last. What eight or so years. He had a crack in. Wc So technically owned three in the AFC own for under these ufos umbrella. No one has ever gone. Three official title fights. I know some of you like to bring up. The euro favor barral interim title. I'm not gonNA count that one so no one has ever gone more than three. No one has done worse than three. I should say and a bunch of people like us of skin and Dan Henderson. Others have gone have gone three and now benefit as finds himself in that category. And you have to wonder if he ever gets another title shot. And so we have a situation where forget to wins and titles vacant and so I see a lot of people saying let's be done with it? This is the perfect out. It's over I say no. I say you have something special figured the you have C. Can't afford to get rid of divisions they can't afford to get rid of titles not right now. Now when they're putting on forty two forty three events a year now when they're creating interim titles not when they're trying to find suitable main events for all. These shows week after week after week. You can't do that. You've gotten official. Don't get rid of a now. The same reason you shouldn't get rid of the women's featherweight division. The one forty five pound weight class for the Women. I want to get rid of that either. Figueredo versus non title Fight Hartselle. Let's be honest as a main event. Right Davison Figueredo. Versus Justice for the flyweight title isn't easy sell. You got the poster you got the belt you've got stakes TITLE FIGHT ON ESPN. Plus now you can sell something so you need those titles. I wouldn't get rid of it now. It's a bit clunky. It's unfortunate. There's no champion boy you have to do is find a new contender for one. Twenty five and match them up against Davidson figuring. You gotTa give another crack. I know you don't want to reward someone. Let's be honest. The man has suffered enough. Didn't get a performance bonus. I saw him a May junkie that his reebok thing went down from thirty thousand five thousand which to me is just absolute. Chris I mean what if he had a sponsor they wouldn't dock his pay because he missed weight unless there are really mean sponsor. He deserves his thirty thousand for being in the main event but again known collectively bargaining that and no one has a seat at the table. And you know how I feel about all that in the end the guy lost a lot. Not only did you lose a chance. At becoming a champion he lost a lot of money as well. I think he's suffered enough so book him. If you want to do it against benefit us again sure. I don't see a lot of interest in that fight. What I would do is figured Eddo Against Henry Suharto in Brazil tells Josie Aldo. Can you win one fight? Can you win one fight at one? Thirty five with all due respect. You're a legend Europe. I bowed hall of fame. I don't want to disrespect you but can you win one fight on one thousand five. Let's do pseudo figured Eddo. One twenty five in Brazil may nine fifty and do Amanda Nunez Against Felicia Spencer in the Coleman event who says no who says No. Don't get rid of the way class. I know most of you want to see it go. I still think it's fun. I still think there's great talent and I still think there's an opportunity to build stars like Davidson figured Eddo. The guy's a great fighter. I know he doesn't speak English and he doesn't like cell himself and he doesn't do wacky things. But how do you not watch that fight and say I want more of that guy? He screwed up royally but I'd like to see him fight for the next and I want to see him fight. Henry Pseudo and I know there's zero chance of this happening but this is my pipedream. So let's call an audible. Crazier things have happened. Call the audible deuce. Ehud overseas for the one twenty-five title and then like I said Nunez versus Felicia Spencer. And what I love so much about this card was you had to weigh classes. Who are you know usually overlook the bastard child of the UFC weight divisions getting the limelight? On Saturday. It was fun and I wish they would do this more often. I really like this. You've got a little mini tournament going on the card. You had Megan Anderson Felicia Spencer fighting on the same card and it starts Megan getting the early knockout. Ooh That's great well done. That was amazing. She set the tone. She said the message. You know. The FELICIA Spencer's in the back watching this right. She's got to do something impressive. Now it seems to have been somewhat forgotten that Felicia Spencer has a win. Over Megan. Anderson has a win over Megan Anderson back in May of last year in Ottawa. We've got that for a second but anyway it was fun sets. The tone sends a message. Great knockout boom to Winston row. Megan Anderson says give me the belt. Woo this man. The Nunez's tweeting about it. I mean who didn't have a blast watching this on Saturday. And then we get to Felicia Spencer and she gets a first round. Tko and to me that makes it pretty elementary. It has to go to Spencer. Not only did she go toe to toe with Chris. Cyborg not only that. She went on Saturday. She has a win over Megan Anderson and I get the impression. Felicia Spencer is not afraid of men the Nunez now. I'm not suggesting that you can. Anderson is afraid of Amanda Nunez but Megan Anderson is slowly but surely coming into her own as a fighter. She has talked openly on this show sitting right over there about nerves anxiety about doubting herself about not wanting to come out of the locker room right. It seems like she's getting over that. I think you'd be doing a massive disservice to her. If you put in against mandate newness right now. Let her get one or two more wins. Let Newness Fight Spencer. If all goes well for Nunez in that fight let go down to one thirty five perhaps fight an NFL. Donna and then let Megan Anderson after a couple more wins if all goes well fight for the belt but I think Felicia Spencer is a lot more ready right now to fight him on the news to fight for the belt after which he did against Cyborg the heart after what you did on Saturday. I think she's better on the ground in a perfect world. They both get a few more fights to get ready for Nunez. But I'm told that Nunez wants to fight on that card nine. I'm told she really wants to fight at one forty five. She wants to defend the title. She wants to be the first woman to defend. Two belts to differ way classes. You got this little mini tournament on Saturday. So you got to do it. That's the fight Spencer Nunez. If Megan Anderson would have one on Saturday and Spencer lost all right then if she really wants to do it then you put her in there but I think this was the best case scenario for me Anderson. Great you look great you now on two in a row. You're coming into your own. Let Spencer Fight Nunez. See how that plays out get another victory or two preferably and then you fight for the belt. So we'll see if they make that fight. Nunez seems adamant to fight at one forty five necks and they could probably use another championship. Fight on that card may ninth in Brazil. One of the things about the card on Saturday. How wacky was the could Alaba Mugabe Alkali of fight? That was incredible from the moment it started. First of all COULDA started the week. The suits that he was wearing. I gotta find his Taylor. He looked phenomenal. But then the fight starts actually. I should say they're both in the cage. Fight doesn't even start and they go toe to toe and I've never seen this before they actually get into like a mini fractious. They actually like touch each other and there's under hoax involved and there's touching involved and there's chest to chest involve I mean that was just wacky stuff. The security of the commission. They took way too long to get involved way too long to break them up but all right fine they break them up and then fortunately the fight lasts like less than forty seconds and it was just a horrible call. By the referee Kevin McDonald. He jumped in way too way too soon. Now I don't buy the theory that Coochie Laba was doing rope a dope. I really don't I saw his interview afterwards with Komodo and he was like that was part of the game plan. Part of the game plan was to pretend like you arrived on your feet and the first thirty six seconds. I just don't buy that but I also will say. It was an atrocious call. He was not fully out. He was still swinging. He was still punching. Yes he was a little rock yes he was a little banged up but that was way too premature and it was funny in the next fight you had. Felicia Spencer raining down blows and it seemed like that fight should have ended twenty five seconds sooner. Take the two fights and you kinda find the the median and then you can get a perfect but in that particular flight that was a bad call and I think the thing that you have to do. I mean you got all this build up with the the face to face thing that happened. Before and then the controversy just run it back as such for coots Alaba. He doesn't get half of his pay. You suffer greatly as a result of a mistake by the referee. And these are these situations where I wish you can hear from the referee. Get his point of view as to why he stopped it. And perhaps if you really were doing the old rope-a-dope pretending to be out maybe this will deter others from doing that. But I just don't think people do that in an anime as much. There's too much at stake. You get hit with those four ounce gloves. You don't time to do that. Especially NOT THIRTY. Five seconds into the fight fifteen minutes into the fight. Fourteen minutes thirteen minutes fine but thirty seconds. And I don't believe that you're doing that. Bottom line is horrible. Call so I just talked about may ninth right. We spoke about this very briefly last weekend show because it came out of the show. We're starting to get a sense for the spring schedule starting to get a sense that the UFC wants to do this may ninth. They wanted us to hoot overseas. Although I say call the audible. But they're not gonNA listen to me. We all know that we know that they're gonNA probably put them into Nunez on my card. Probably Against Felicia. Spencer. We also know that in early. June June June sixth. They're going to Perth. We found out last week. It is going to be Perth. We know about Valentina Shevchenko going up against Join Calderwood for the one twenty five pound title. We also know that Volkogonov ski is going to be on that Fi card and we know that Kriens Ambi- had surgery and so it's looking like it's going to be Holloway. Pardieu hallways not really campaigning again. Lead me to believe he knows something that we don't so those are two title fights and then we start to get to July and so I say right here now has to do this sooner rather than later. You need to book July Eleventh Conor McGregor Versus Justin Gates. You I told you last week on the show and everyone went crazy that you know gay cheese. The front runner preliminary talks. Nothing more has happened since then so all. Just calm down. But here's the thing you got Conor McGregor on that card. I know that has come out and said that spun versus might as well as what they were targeting would guess what when he said that there were no real talks of this fight happening just yet so what you do is this. You put conner on the car because you're not going to create a new card for Connor. They've already established this. This is not happening. I think this is a mistake. Connor wanted to fight in April may June. And they're saying no. We're not creating new card. We're the boss here. You're not going to trump the brand all right. Fine if you just read the tea leaves and this is the thing that I was saying time. And again everyone was going crazy when they came out and said when they came out and said if he beats around he's GonNa fight for the belt. Everyone lost their mind. Remember when everyone lost their mind when he said this and I said she would calm down. Just look at the schedule. Habib is fighting Ferguson April. And then he's not going to fight until the fall. Connor has said time and again that he wants to be active dating back to that press conference in Russia. Remember that press conference where he said. He wants to fight three times. He's not gonNA wait. And I see this interview with Dana. Says it's looking like he doesn't want to wait. Yes it's looking like. He doesn't WanNa way because he said that back in November that he doesn't want to wait he's not going to wait. He wanted to fight. He was talking about March originally and then April well. They don't have the opportunity because they're not going to have them fight in Brazil and they're not going to fight him Perth. The next opportunity to fight on pay per views July eleventh. So you have to do is unfortunately who's been Moskva. You guys gotta wait either fight early August or late August. They've got two shows. They're all right you guys wait till then and we've got steep. Afdc potentially we're going to find out later on this week about CPA's is he's got a doctor's appointment and of course we've got John Jones and it looks like warming up to the rematch against Dominic Reyes. Which is you know but you gotTa do July Eleven. No titles. 'cause YOU'RE NOT GONNA put another champion on a connor card because of the pay per view point. You're not going to split that pipe. Because he earns so much money you do conor McGregor versus just engage. That's the fight everyone wants to see. That's the fight that has the most momentum. No one else has really raised their hand known else's campaign. Justin is the guy you do that flight at one fifty five preferably to get ready for the beep of course. We hope that could be Ferguson. Happens and then seven days later in Las Vegas you got Tyson fury versus deontay wilder. Three our colleague Dan rate feel has already reported that flight is in the works for July eighteenth at MGM Grand. Could you imagine what the scene would be like July eleventh in Las Vegas Connor verses and then seven days later at MGM? While they're fury three? Could you imagine the travelers? Could you imagine the people coming over from overseas? Could you imagine the money generated for Sin City perfect at just booked? It for you done deal make it happen again if you read the tea leaves if you look at the schedule there's no other spot for him to fight and I see people say Well Dana. Who's versus Maswadeh? No? He said that's what they were targeting. He never said it was a done deal and it's not a done deal. That flight card is open right. Now you gotta give Connor. What he wants he calls the shots. He's the biggest drawn the game. You put them July eleventh to set the tone and then you say our top rank are you. Try to US seven days later. How incredible is that? Tell me you're not buying that. And then you do. Memos would all later in the summertime and then you Jones and you do hopefully steep versus DC three all right. You're welcome. Let's do it all right. Here's Today's lineup. Three twenty. We're going to be joined by the reigning defending UFC middleweight champion. Israel Adesanya the last style bender himself in Las Vegas. Getting Ready for Your Romero. I can't wait always great to talk to at three twenty. We'll talk to Louis Painter. Who had an eventful week in Norfolk met? His biological father met his biological brother for the first time. He's like a walking ancestry DNA add. This man is amazing. Found HIS MOTHER. A couple months ago. Thanks to our good friends over at ancestry. So we'll talk to Luis Pena. Who HAD A big win over Steve Garcia new camp for him looking forward to that conversation? We'll talk to Doron win at two forty five he's fighting on this week's UFC. Two forty eight card he faces. Gerald Mir chartres remember. He lost his first pro fight in his last fight back in October and Boston against Darren Stewart and he also Miss Wade prior to that. And that's a big no-no when you're arrested when you'RE PART OF TEAM AKA. It's kind of frowned upon to to miss wait so I'm looking forward to seeing how he bounces back and I'm looking forward to seeing how he responds on Saturday at two twenty five. We'll talk to you Paul. Felder haven't heard much from him since his loss to Dan Hooker. Again you'll recall hinted at retirement. We'll see where he's at nine or so days later. Dimitrius Johnson will join us to ten want to get his thoughts on what happened with the flyweights. And what happened with figured? Eddo and benefit is also years if I coming up in April against Adrian. No more is Megan Anderson who we spoke about earlier will join us at one fifty five talk to her about her victory. Oh Romero will join us from Los Angeles. He's doing some media day stuff over there at one thirty five to talk about the title. Fight this weekend but first. Let's talk to the pride of Montreal. Quebec Canada yes. She Reps Orlando these days. But we know when it's when it's time to fight. She's got the Canadian flag behind her. She is a Canadian at heart. She is in my opinion. The number one contender at one hundred and forty five pounds. She is the fee. Nom FELICIA Spencer Felicia. How are you great? How are you? I'm doing really well? And Wow. What a static shot that is no movement is just there. I love it. It's locked in. Yeah well done to you and well done on the victory on Saturday. Congratulations and so I wanNA start with this because we were just talking about this before you came on. I thought it was really cool. The way the book this they had. Un Megan fighting on the same card. They had are fighting. I I get the nod your higher ranked. You beat her. She sets the tone and then you respond. Did you watch her fight? Where you in the locker room watching what she did and when you saw what she did. Did you say to yourself all right? I need to do something better than that. I need to one up her. Actually why but I my team. You know cameras reacting to I didn't push much longer as possible that she would also our shopping spending. I wanted to. Offer Sean. You know do my up. I'm focused on me and making statements at input on so the. Tv's not even on in the Locker Room TV was on I'M NOT TOO BIG ON WATCHING. But it's not gonna try to wait watching. I'm just saying you know it's there. Did you run into her at any point throughout the week during the ceremony? Away in close to her. You know he had alden ran into my opponent is you can run with with Shell. What was that like when you ran into? Zara name shook my hand and I think I'm sitting down to Italy Saturday great ages meeting. Yeah other than the tough finale. The season of the ultimate fighter which featured the women's featherweight division. This was just the second time in history that there were two women's featherweight fights on the same card. Did you view this as they said on the broadcast like a mini Grand Prix? Did you view this way? Like the fact that they're putting us on the same card are they're trying to see who comes out looking better and that a potential title shot is on the line. Here as the meanness everyone's been talking about it was a showcase learn and I know that's what I mean and wants to do is how Sarah also young thank God and and I think deserves a lot of credit right. Because she doesn't have to be so adamant about defending that title but I think her doing so opens the door for one of you. She gets in a fight at one thirty five until suitable contender emerges but she has told the U. OF C. Quite clearly from what I'm told I want to fight a one forty five necks. Are you aware of this as well? And did you know this before the fight? Which gave you some confidence that. Hey if I do something great in this fight I could be next absolutely. Yeah I mean management saying that for a while that she wants to have that that check on her list of achievement. First Olympic about sin. I know I to me. It was just a matter of job which you know taking the accident and so how. `Bout you going into this fight because of course the last time we saw you was in July. What a big opportunity that was. What a great showing from you. It was but it was your first pro loss against Chris Cyborg of course in in Edmonton going into this fight. How did you feel about yourself internally because you were coming off a loss at the end of the day you could be showered with as much praise as possible from Dana White in media? But you did come off loss. Did you feel like you were less confident? Doubting yourself anxious. How were you reacting to coming off your first pro loss. I felt I felt really good. I just back in the swing out every fight. Every fight is the biggest sign of your life. Whatever who's next in front of you is GonNa make your career go this way out way so for me. She was my next stop. And it's always this big his always serve nerves but being ready. I expect the nursing homes over the outcome without on and there wasn't really any you know not so much added pressure. I'm yet to be trusted to win. Of course you know fighting began under. You'll do. My job needs to make that statement and I wanted to be. I really wanted to make it a little bit of inside that you know. What if anything did you learn about yourself and about fighting when you went in there against Chris? Cyborg going toe to toe with her for fifteen minutes. What did you come away with after means that drive again? Not that any less Dr. L. pushed steve every inside things. Do you nice win in Samarra No training to adults. And what I see. And you know Execute actually things differently you know and everyone is beatable on everyone. Anybody so Excited to have another good opportunity on the luckiest person I get a win. Find a legend. Everyone hopefully gets by with any with any year. No I'm I'm earn where slot and on any particular reason why you took seven months often between fights. Well I wanted to try to fight the beginning of twenty twenty on his writing. Megan right away jumping back in the camp. Decide were a little break wasn't sugar. You know how long that would be what I was thinking like. I did also to my time on in December and so that was you know we're GonNa do that together. Creek nation's long fight. You didn't play lineup. So I get married and it worked out and then jumps and actually it was a busy and congratulations puzzle till on the on the marriage and I understand your your husband. Now he has made his pro debut as well right exactly. He got it faster to finish tonight. And Wow I love it. That's you feel different now that you're a married woman like when you're fighting you feel like you have a different purpose or kind of the same thing. I'll let you know about this change that now. We pretty much an elaborate We do get a puppy. Which is the only thing on there. Fight for those around me. You know my team. I feel like I in a job as my team and to me. It's so on display what I fight Alison fight for me and I liked plantains. Mariner all and by the way. What did you think of the finish? It seemed like it was just going on and on and especially considering the last fight ended so prematurely were you thinking in the midst of that like all right do I still have to keep punching her. She seems to want nothing to do with. This seem like it could have been done but one an in there. I didn't really think about it at all of you know you just have to keep going. You know random can be lasting train. Don't stop is if you take a break. A moment to bridge or she's she's got a raging which when she gets that leverage do a lot so I just wanted to be relaxing and manages a logo via bus on till June rush sex. It was a long time but she's not supplied some brexit tension out of the fact that might malul eight but it wasn't like I was making her bleed all over the place my too crazy and probably a little. You know if the last operated I didn't need to see that yet either but you know what it is a great job. You're okay with the stoppage but perhaps not okay with the decision to not give you a bonus based on that instagram post as I understand. I understand tuck twice at the ballot really going remorse tonight or Saturday. I'm UNLV vimy timescales. I thought I did something a little bit. Unusual EXCITING FINISH IT. So there is really great and Had on so to be very clear you WANNA fight amend the newness next you. Don't mind if it's May ninth in Brazil but you think you've done enough to warrant a title shot is. That accurate was very clear after. I didn't think that it was going to be today. Big Donate Janas. Kinda surprised me heavily debating every post who should get it I mean. I think it's pretty obvious that I be making less than a year ago. And she's coming off a win but I also just be you know. I'm offended Megan. I think she'll get a shot. Give this when I'm being obviously Earned it and it's my turn and I'm ready for me in a perfect world. Would you like to get one or two more? I know I'm not saying that. You don't want the title shot but you are relatively young as far as your MMA careers concern. Muniz has been doing this. Heck of a lot longer. Do you feel like a couple more fights would help you or do you. Do you really think that you are ready for Amanda. Right now I mean a year as I wait. A year is going to be that much different on. I just came off with another great again a number and I have a little bit of experience for someone who's very experienced also some passive fighting. The Best of the best time was taught in there with I think. I think it's raining men and he's not much going on in the division otherwise. I think it's not when you when you watch a man to fight. What hold you see in our game? She looks so good as of late. How'd you how'd you beat her? I mean there's always there's always a little things they see that candidates for head right now but you know when I get my hands. You will have a tendency to go certain way. A little unorthodox gear. It works you know. We saw some some interesting things in her last performance with Jimmy going to be different. Normally flinching much in the past. Now I know that everyone involving a different much differently and I think there's some things I can do to take her out no. I'm excited to testify against her. It really it really excites me to have now. Are you saying that? Maybe you weren't all that impressed with her. Last performance against remain. I mean it was a good performance. No that was just. We're starting to see Amanda. That was like just taking people out. You know in the first round a lot and I like crazy finishes Reminder dislike credits. Now she's just a human being had she has a game plan and sometimes things go really really well when you had planned. Take Longer Sean and sometimes you just have to grind through. It goes for me. You know not. A perfect match is not unbeatable. Everything's last career. But there's nothing things I see that and capitalize on no good luck to you. Good luck to Felicia. I hope you get this title fight. I hope that you get this opportunity. I've been so impressed with what you've done. Shout out to New York Rick. Way Back in the day. Who was telling me that there was a young woman from Montreal. Who was fighting an INVICTA right? Who was making waves? Who would be one of the top contenders at one forty five and I hope you get it because I think you did enough on Saturday. Thank you so much for joining us. Congratulations on getting married. Congratulations on the win and Hopefully we'll see Megan's Amanda Nunez Eighty so much for your time guys all right there. She is Felicia Spencer as you can see eight and one as a pro tune one in the UFC. Her fourth career first round. Finish the first round finish on Saturday. Entered as the big favourite on the card a minus. Eight fifty wow according to Caesar sportsbook and Outlandish Farren Forty Thirteen insignificant strikes. Thirty two nothing on the ground. I thought the fight went a little too long especially following the Kuti la fight but perhaps you can say that. I was defending yourself. I thought she seemed to not want to continue to fight in which is kind of turning her back and saying please like there's always that weird point there where you don't want to actually tap due to strikes because there's this negative stigma attached to that but she just kept going and then eventually damaging we to stop the fight. So on Saturday we had We had Megan. Addison fight first and then we had Felicia Spencer fight on the Coleman event. This time we're switching it around. Spencer will come on the show first and then later in the show will Megan Anderson to state her case in a matter of seconds. We'll be joined by Mr Yoel Romero but before we get to Mr Yoel Romero. Let me tell you about blue shoe guys. 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That's Ziprecruiter dot com slash M M again typically dot com slash anime ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire all right. Thank you very much to them for supporting us and I would say support them because they support us all right. In a matter of seconds we're going to be joined by. Oh Romero. He's in Los Angeles right now about to go on a very busy media tour being the rinky-dink show that we are. We have to catch him before the media tour because we can't get on the schedule but that's okay because I'm looking forward to talking to Mr Romero because he's got a big fight coming up on Saturday. We all know that he's had the opportunity to fight for three titles in his UFC KOREAN. Fortunately due to some unfortunate circumstances he hasn't actually fought for an official one yet but here he is at age forty to forty two years young getting an opportunity to fight. Israel de Sonya and is. He deserves a lot of credit. Once it became known that Powell Kosta was not going to fight on March. Seventh is he said. I want that guy. I want the soldier of God. I want the most feared man in the division and I think the PROMOS that they put out leading up to. This fight have been phenomenal. Just kind of telling the story of how feared Romero is and how dangerous he is at forty two. This man was a silver medalist at the two thousand Olympic Games two thousand Olympic Games. It's two thousand twenty. I think I think izzy was twelve years old when the two thousand Olympic Games are going on and here. He is still doing his thing. I mean it's amazing again at forty two. He could very well become the champion on Saturday. And if he becomes the champion forty two he would be the second oldest fighter in. Ufc history to win a title. Of course way back when you have SI sixty eight it was randy couture defeating Tim. Sylvia to become the heavyweight champion and we all remember how great of a scene that was in Columbus Ohio. And here's Romero doing his thing against Israel Adesanya on Saturday the main event at forty two. It's unbelievable so without further ado. Let's say hello to the man they call these soldier of God. The one in Joel Romeo Kuba Shallow Joa Sharon. How are you my friend? Good how are you? It's good to talk to you. Are you ready for history on Saturday? This is an opportunity to win the belt finally for you. What is what are the emotions one of the thoughts right now on your mind on Monday? I'm ready signing in all. I'm very ready. Blasts are Matai on. I. I thinking about go by for for Miami with I WanNa make it happen to the community PORTA for spending community. I WanNa make game very happy home by country. Only thing right now. I'm very excited. And you know I feel great. I think it's great to see that small. You're representing the Miami. Marlins it's a great scene. I have to ask you this because everyone's kind of concerned. Yes you look at that. That is nice. Who made that for you? You all these who made this for you. Who gave you? This was good. Friends will mean for from Miami. Okay is it every time with? He gave me the hat. I win. I win well. Perhaps that's a good sign. You're going into an elevator right now so it looks like we might lose you here. Yes this is great. Walking into the Alvin. Okay let's wait for him to come down from the elevator and he'll walk out of the elevator and then we'll continue the conversation. I like the Miami. Marlins hat by the way it's nice head. I like that logo. Very much But again I wanted to ask them. I was just about to ask him about his weight because I remember he was in studio. Mma our days prior to the whitaker fight and he seemed to be in great spirits but they go to New York remember that they go to New York and then Chicago. He went from Florida to New York. I'm looking here Florida New York. Then he went to Chicago. A geographies correct and then we all know what happened but the Illinois Commission got a little jumpy there and they told him to not cut wait anymore. They said he didn't have time. I don't know a bit of a weird situation. But here he is going from Miami down here to L. A. he's clearly in L. A. And then Vegas that of a shorter John if you will. But it's still some activity on the Monday before the fight and so I think there's some concern about the schedule and so we WANNA know if he's going to be healthy if he's GonNa be prepared to make weight he's going to be going from there to Las Vegas. I believe later on this evening or early tomorrow. So it's not the craziest thing a little surprising. Israel only came to Vegas a couple of days ago with the time difference. All right. I think we have. Romero back is either. Yoel you there. Okay let me ask you this. How much do we weigh on the Monday? Before the fight against it again Eric. How much should we weigh? Wanted one eighty nine one eighty nine now. No Not Ninety eight ninety nine a Wendy Eight. Okay so we got. What thirteen pounds is that common for us? That is that the right amount compared to the past is that is that a common wait for him on the Monday before. Fight in this morning. He says that's very good schedule. No more men December vesoul normally around two zero two one nine to twelve depending dependence any any differences from this particular training camp in and especially on fight week for the way cut from a year and a half ago in Chicago. Are you gonNA have anyone with you? To make sure that there's no issues on the scale. Of course talk different now. You know what I do training type training. That's their tongue between twenty. Does it must use it. You know I am the now the two time where I miss way I try to but I know I know I can do the way by way. I know you know but for me when I have time for twenty for training now I know thinking about it. They wait for my wife for for the fight. Okay detained or training Morton part of because you need to lose your way and training camp. Yup Yup Yup all right. Well that's good news by the way I wanted to ask you. I've been meaning to ask you this. Did you ever see any of that money from the lawsuit when they were to do like twenty seven million dollars the whole thing with the the supplement? Did you ever see any any pennies for that? Like the such a big deal when you were not yet. Are you expecting to see anything? Yes good one ABE. I hear you over their opinion. It's been over a year. What's taking so long arm? Proper sliced company my lawyers regarding you walk in. You know I want you to get paid. I think you yes. Well what did you think when when is he was the one who said I want to fight this guy like you know in a way you have to give him some credit right. He could have picked anyone and so he picked you. Despite the fact that technically the judges awarded the last fight for Paolo Costa. Do thank him. Do you ever Spec for easy for picking you. And why do you think he picked you? you know. Every time is dependent with the Komo illegal in everything they were to say on the on the fans on the fans. Not No no no no no no. He say how he asked me. How are feeling when they're easy? Fight or I I say pay. Everything is depend. How easy say the tone right? It's basically how how we came about saying he wanted to fight. So it's it's it's a matter of how of how he didn't like it because I truly I under the really Really being the division. Does he like you know when he say I wanted to find your? He's not thinking about. I know feeling like Oh man Biz. Men wanted to find me the. Hey what if I need? Because he wanted to kill him. No no I know I know. I don't think like this. I see the good feeling he wanted to find me. Because Okay Now. What about the dance off? Who Do you think the dance off? That was amazing. What you did you back then. Split Faulk. What did you think of the Dan saw? Who Wins Ten nine for? I think about who hold on I do I do. I really should be good. Get Good I say I I think I I see the breeder of the people who seem it. I look at this. Oh Man why do you like that? I am easy. I under the desk die. Where does he like this? Who Do not like it now. Did you hurt yourself because you were wearing jeans? Did you like after you did that. Did you say this was a mistake on the The put the moves that you make your own mistakes. You know everybody. Everybody's everybody's easy on. What do they do the jubilee? Giving a mistake thinking to hurt yourself. No No freaking boss. I know there is nothing does report that why mortified. What did you say? What did you say when you guys were squaring off their? You blew a kiss towards. And what did you say? I bad unit nor does unit unit. Kim Dan sounds sounds advance. You only for for Latino you know you know you don't you don't have it. You know that you know how they don't you don't you don't know he tried it doesn't I. I do thank you guys. I can't i. can't he guys I can't size doesn't you? By the way. Did you see this past weekend? Michael Bis being finally said that he loves you too. Did you see this clip loves you to see you have something I don't have a? I don't have it ready. But he said on the broadcast I'll send it to Abe to show to you but also got Michael being saying that he loves you. Everyone seems to love you and it seems like you're starting to get this respect here. You are at forty two. What would it mean for? You had forty two years old to finally get that belts to be the second oldest champion in UFC history. What would that mean to you? That's what every time saying all all three of three missing key. God bless bless my life. You know what I need to say. Thank you call. Amen tying you know I can't I can't I can't wait would I would i? Would I would try what I what I love. You know. That's what I love. It's my passion you this time for a long time. That's what I do every day. Is this have you seen Darren till talk about you all the time? He keeps saying he wants to fight. Everyone at one eighty five except for you. That he's almost like has won't nothing to do with you. He's afraid of you. You see these comments from Dr. Until and what do you think of them is funny arnold because I think she gets she she she she she either the knives we put it that way on the percents of hate fight. I know he's he say all because workers job by the way can ask you about your dog. You'll have seen photos of your dog is your dog. One hundred and eighty pounds. Looks like the biggest dog ever. What are you feeding off? Boy He said good bye. Yeah everything is crazy boy is. He's so funny is a good boy. He loved key me big. What's his name? I haven't any. I haven't many many many. Douglas Jaw Onging Ardine. Well that's a of dogs any chance. I know your your friends. Now with pit bull. You'll any chance at Pit Bulls. GonNa Sing your walkout here. You are with the great pit bull of Miami any chance. You're going to get him on Saturday to use the the cage. I resent step by that. The press is beat the bow and when I say our nice. They're the pivot view. I can be fun now. I remember you telling me two years ago that you want to win the belt and bring it to Cuba. Is that still the plan to bring the belt home to Cuba once? Once you win it spill still expensive. Yes yes I do think that this is your last chance to feel like. It's your shot at the belt off. I think there's a chance for the ball. Okay that's the chance of the God. God give me gut see what I do and say okay go you know when you think about the fight. How do you foresee beating him to see away? A path to victory Karma because because My team in me see A Little Bit. He delivered a little mistake. And that's the key for the fight. Now now reworking we walk. We are working. We're working at all about these are treated Come to Gray and then the second the second pine I remember the last the last fight the they judge you say he win the fight because I know Finley finishing yes. Okay or what's the mistake the mistake that you see when you see him fight cocoa on what you say no comment? That's no fun. He said it. You see something this. Okay bye aspire I know easy or somebody very easy right now? This interview all right fine. Wait till Saturday Joel. Thank you so much my friend Shalom to you. Good luck. I'll say Las Vegas your man all right there he is. You'll Romero good timing right over there. There's the lineup. Ufc Two forty eight Saturday night. Las Vegas focusing on the top two fights but you see some of the other ones over there pretty cool. That leasing Liang is fighting on the card as well. So you've got to Chinese fighters on the main card. Alex Lavera returning. We've got the return of Mark Madsen and Doron win on the prelims. I'm looking forward to that as well for now. Though let us go back to Norfolk and also I should let you know that on Friday. It's the return of INVICTA and our next guest will be providing color commentary for that event overrun. Ufc bypass she's one of the top contenders in the women's featherweight division. She is the one and only Megan Anderson. The Pride of Australia joining US coming off her big win on Saturday. Megan how are you? Congratulations thank you. I'm doing good how you doing great by the way. Why were you walk rocking a drastic park t shirt on Saturday because I like Jurassic Caucus one of my favorite movies so I thought I'd Kinda rocket I'm rocking? I care a lion king one right now. Well it throwback we here at Disney appreciate the shoutout to a Disney film. Thank you I like the fact that they let you wear that because before they were so strict about what you are and it seems like they've eased up the reigns a little bit so I thought there was something more to it but it just appears to be that you're a fan of the film. Yes well I think like when you walk to the venue and stuff like that they give you some free reign but it once you have like the fight like on the broadcasting side for the most part and finding it has to be Roxanne okay. Well congratulations on a great performance with you. You've been so great and so open about your journey and about coming your own dealing with your emotions anxiety. You were so great. And I'm so appreciative of the fact that you were so open when you're on the show a couple months ago so and so I have to ask. What was it like this time? Where you dealing with that sort of thing or are you starting to get more comfortable? Yeah I'm definitely getting more comfortable I don't think I ever go away. But you lend to manage and I think I have a really great team around me and James My coach. He's a really good job of communicating in and ex helping me except that is now and and for me to be able to put on a great performance like one of the requirements is like I need to fill some full of ads and to be able to get design. And it's a good thing if I didn't notice we will. We should be a little worried and so do you think the fact that you looked so good in your last fight you feel like that gave you a little more confidence and as opposed to coming off a loss. You're starting to doubt yourself. You're putting pressure on yourself here. You're you're on a roll right so you don't have to put as much pressure on your shoulders right. I always going to put pressure on my shoulders. Just because I'm so hot myself and I expect so much more from my cell phone my iron kind of goals and that kind of stuff but really. It's it's you know my mindset has changed and I've gotten a I've changed things and I've moved a lot of toxic in negative people in energy around me so I'm just in like a really good place and I'm working through my shit every day and I'm just trying to be a better president. Be a better martial artists in. I'm glad it's finally coming out in fighting. Did you view this? I asked Felicia this question earlier. Did you view this as a mini tournament? And the fact that you were I did you say to yourself all right. I have to do something. Spectacular set the tone here and almost put pressure on her. Not Really. I didn't I didn't see it like that at all because I expect me all of talk about title fight. So that's that's GonNa be there this week so like it's not going to go away so there's no point in worrying about something that I can't control at so my main priority. My main focus was Saturday night at noma is a great competitor and she brings skills to the table that you can't overlook and I never want to be the type of finding that I I'm overlooking somebody 'cause I want like a title show or I want this person like I. I felt like she deserved my respect in making sure that I was prepared for her and I was focused solely in her and I wasn't overlooking her because anything can happen in this game one punch can change the course of the fight so I said this earlier. I'll be up from of you and I said that I feel like this was the best case scenario for you that the night played out perfectly for you because you had a great win. Great Performance Great. Finish your on a streak. Now but Spencer wins as well. She gets title shot because of course she does have a win over you less than a year ago. This gives you an opportunity to grow a little more. Perhaps fight back in Australia in June buys. You time go on a real nice streak build up that confidence and then you're ready for manned the newness so spencer. Winning is in a weird way kind of silver lining. It buys you time to win. You're truly ready for management is crazy. Are you upset at me for saying this? I really didn't care. I feel like everyone has their own opinion about it if they want to find her nexus it if they want me to find the next like. I'm going to be one hundred percent ready but I also wouldn't be surprised if they it to Felicia like I do understand. She has a win over me and I feel like my performance. On Saturday. I was in a lot of similar positions On occasions I did with FELICIA. I hear ago. You know that would have been a takedown but I've changed so much. Not just with my technique like I'm constantly getting better as a fighter. Those skills will always de. I just had to get my mind right and I feel like we're doing that and I have a feeling that they're going to give it to Felicia. I didn't know they seem to like her. And then they'd like to give her those type of opportunities and if that's the case I feel like she's an incredible athlete and she's the top competitor in. I wish you all the best but it's going to happen when it's going to happen so there's no point in in me warring. I'M NOT GONNA lose any sleep wherever we're giving title showed. I know it's going to know what's going to come when it first happened and I wanNA keep if they don't give me the shot I wanNA keep consistently fighting in racking up wins showcasing. Why I should be fighting for the title so when you saw Felicia win in the first round there wasn't a part of you is like darn it. This kind of hurts my chances a little bit not really like I would like I would never wish somebody else like to lose. Because that's her career and I wish like I wish everybody a successful career unless you find me and then I wanna win but then I also wish you a successful career roads so I think you know winning was ready for her career and I think I just find it funny that people. Kinda saying that. Oh I fought the less competition. But let's let's be Real I. I feel like I've had one of the hottest strings in the hottest set competition in the UFC. And I would also say that You know Felicia is coming win. I was somebody that I also be faster. I think as well so I feel like I have a good case but if they wanted to give to Felicia all too I. I hope she's successful and I'll be watching that fine if that's if that's the direction I wanna go. I think the best part about all this. Here's a way class that for some time. We didn't know if it would have a future. I think you were frustrated as well. There was no direction they working fights and all this stuff now all of a sudden we have a champion who is active. Who can stick around at one thirty five and just kind of you know? Put that belt off to the side and allowed to collect us. And it's telling you know. I want to defend his titles. Well and we have two contenders time. We had two contenders at one. Forty five to young fighters who have looked good as of late rising up like I feel like this idea that one forty five should be shut. Down is no longer thing so there has to be the best part about all this right. Yeah I feel like it's taken a while to to get to. This point are a lot of frustration definitely but I really hope that this is a great step forward for the division and I feel like Felicien. I put on great performances. And I feel like we showcase that you know there are great people and great athletes in this division that they can kind of get behind build and I really hope that they kind of sign some more people now. How would you kind of moonlight as a as an analyst here for for? Espn over on the Australian New Zealand side of things. So could I ask you how you would rate your chances or her? Chances I should say Felicia chances against the newness. If they do in fact fight in May think she has shot. That's the beauty of. I think anyone has a chance but Watching her fight against Zara. She was struggling with that range. And I think amandus striking is much better than czars and I and I feel like she might have some issues trying to close that range. A mentor is very physically strong too and she's very well rounded so I I feel like it's going to be a tougher fight for FELICIA A. A cyborg fight in my opinion. Okay all right. I appreciate that you mentioned you. Know like getting mentally ready and doing things differently in weeding out the bad people and just trying to be in a good head space going into fights. Are you doing anything differently like weeks before? Or when you get to Norfolk for example. Is the fight week process little different few so that hopefully on Saturday? It doesn't feel overwhelming. Yeah we have fun with it and I think for me like I get the process. Things think things that I get in my head so much about my expectations in how I want the fight to go and all this kind of stuff that I would just kind of make it fun. We just keep a pretty lucky. Keep it chill and I think that has kind of worked really well for us and we switch on when we need to. It's rare for an athlete in their prime such as yourself to open up about their their mental health. Struggles as much as you did on the show a couple of months ago and I'm wondering what kind of feedback you got from that. And if that has changed in terms of you wanting to talk about a more to be more of an advocate or anything like that. Did you get any kind of feedback? Yeah I got a tremendous amount of supportive feedback and it was truly. It was really hot. Wilmington I cannot thank everyone enough for that and it definitely is scary opening up because there was a lot of stuff that I kind of talked about that I'd never never mentioned before So it was definitely a little scary but I think there is like a strength invulnerability in. I just hope that if I can help one person then that's my job is done amen. So if it doesn't happen for you on May ninth. Would you like to fight on that card? Is that the the other goal. Yeah I would like to fight on pass on turf on the card if possible but I would love to the UFC to come back to Kansas City and be able to fight in front of my adopted home city now. I think we have like a great fan base here. We have some of the best fans in the world the Midwest always loves to find they always turn up. I'm pretty sure we broke some records at the sprint center. They can't he lost in and it was about time. They came back to Kansas City. So I'd love to fight on the Kansas City. All the Pentagon just depending if they come back here on on and until. Then you've got the INVICTA card this Friday right doing some. Some analysts were first time correct. Yes I am making my color commentating debut and I am so excited about this not just because I'm being able to put on my color commentating hats but I'm also being able to witness the first event to have the open scoring. Oh yes I think is very interesting. Yes that's GONNA be fascinating right after every round. That's going to be so I don't think they will do it for the tournament style because it is just a one round five they have a they have a they have a three round fight somewhere in the middle of a big so they can give the tournament style like a bit of a break between fights and then the final for the tournament will be a three round so you will know going into each round and then the main event is a title fight for the band wage recruiting new bantamweight champion for the INVICTA. Fc Division and I. That's a five round fight and particularly with a lot of the recent championship with Invicta that being very close and it's been a lot of controversy going into those around decision and I think this is. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase. You know how it is important to me as an athlete. I would to know like if I'm in a top by and it is super close and we're going to the championship around. I Would WanNa know where I'm kind of at because if I think I am winning. Then we look at the school cards. And they're not and I'm not winning. We need to change something up to get the job done. Yes oh I can't wait for that that's going to be fascinating to watch from home as well. So it's GonNa be you and the Great Jimmy Smith. Doing play by play and to add another wrinkle to that one of the more outspoken fighters about this open scoring discussion as of late has been. Max Hallway and I understand Max is going to go to. The event is as well to see it in person so I think that's really cool part. I just found about that yesterday Which I think is incredible. I think the more top level athletes that campaign for this the better because when you think about it there is no one governing body that rules. Mma here in the states. So that's why it's such a big discrepancy between judging between scoring between you know what is what is considered a downed opponent. What is considered not down department and I think because of that. The rules aren't going to change. So I feel like this is a good step forward in the right direction to at least for the athletes to take back some control begin. Congratulations on the win. Great stuff and good luck on Friday looking forward to it. Thank you very much all right there. She is Megan Anderson one of the top contenders at one forty. Five pride of Australia. Big Win for her on Saturday against Norma Dumont first round knockout got a performance bonuses. Well she's on a winning streak now and you can hear her in action on Friday for the INVICTA. Fc Phoenix Series Visit Phoenix Rising Phoenix series. Whatever is fun one tournament open scoring? How about that? That's going to be fun. In fact she mentioned the UFC in Kansas City. How about this little segway? The last time the you have C. was in Kansas City. Our next guest was the headliner against Wilson Hayes. Yes that man rand. Tj Dimitrius Johnson. Were you a DJ? Look at this guy right here the jam. Did you hear that she's talking about Kansas City? And you were the last guy in Kansas City. How much fun is that? It was a great time of food. Pre Barbecue was fantastic and we want that fight in the NFC. So yes yours. Immigrate time-consuming you on that for you had the the barbecue but you made weight right. You made wait before the fight always knew there hasn't been a time my career even my wrestling days that gains middle school whereas weighing ninety nine pounds. I'd minutes wait so I said this on Saturday music crazy time in the division is anytime something happens in the UFC flyweight division or with the U. OF C. Flyweight division pertaining to the UFC flyweight division. I think of you you are the cloud that will forever hang over that vision whether you like it or not and I feel like there's a part of you that wish that wishes that we would leave you alone and stop asking you about this division. But I can't help it. I'm sorry I can't help it and so I'm dying to hear your thoughts. I let me ask you about the weight missing. Debacle when you heard about Davidson Figueiredo missing way. What did you think Joe? I remember when I mean Joseph Joseph In Two thousand twelve in Toronto. We saw coldplay was fantastic concert. But I remember me can into one twenty five had to eight and a half towns and I said you know our we can only like five pounds like islands getting that because you know what I get twenty percent. I was like money's money and I'm like I'm not free money away so you know and the second time it's like Joseph in California. I had the cat was eight pounds and I have met Tub and I sat there and I made that weight so when it comes to Wake County. Man is part of the part of the sport. It's bad thing about the sports you can say but I I've never missed it. You know it's my job and one of my old friend said all you gotTa do two jobs as an athlete in that's makeweight So for me. That's always your my back my husband. Now I ain't got whereby middleweight is one hundred thirty eight thousand. Just dilute it and boom Septimus. Good yes life is good for you over at one and we'll get to your your next big fight at one but you made you made a face. When I said that you're you're the cloud that hangs over this division. Do you disagree with me and my crazy or do you agree. I don't think I'm GonNa Cloud I think me. Being the first inaugural flyweight champion and the divisions. Been around since you hasn't in twelve so also champion for six years the admiral pseudo and they're still not you know a champion even know To grow positive millionaire his name even though he'd beat Just feed as you know. Technically not the champion. So what a division been around for almost a decade now. There's none of the deck of almost a decade champions unit when you look at all the other divisions there's vain you know that is flipped around like that all the time so for me to be dozen twelve to two thousand eighteen the Who here's your candidate. It but he still you know he's still triple C. Or whatnot and now. There's not really a definitive champion so I think that's why people think there's UCS cloud order division. Where I'm just like also break. I want to be the champion. I Aldea for six years and defended the most of anybody in this sport martial arts. So how do you feel about the way? Henry has conducted himself since winning that belt. He's Hilarious your your. Yeah can do whatever he wants. I mean he's got to do what he he's don't he is going to bring his thought in his value in his buzz up. So I think is is out there you commit crimes and you know hurt people do whatever you wanna do man so when there's a UFC flyweight title fly. Because I know you're not one of those guys sits around and watches every single week and you gotTa Life. You've got kids. You've got all kinds of stuff. You Got Video Games to play. God knows what you're doing over there but you say to yourself all right. You have see flyweight fight. I gotTa Watch. This is my division. I made this division of the face of this division winning his champion. Do I go out of my way to watch you? Start thinking of that when you hear that there's a terrified coming up a fan. I'm a huge fan of just beat us we. We shared The Cage Multiple Times like. I said we saw a concert together. We worked with Australia together. So I'm a fan of this and you know we use fighting. I think for him. I grew up watching Joseph so when he thought I want to see him compete big. Fan and and so. That's why I watched it but other than that you know. I'm always like it's the Fi- felt he. He finally champions finding I gotta I gotTa Watch because the first one ever my phantom athlete. I'm never going to watch. Okay so what were you thinking when you saw him? Get knocked out so damn. I thought I thought bad just because you know going into that fight with Figaro. I knew that he was a tank. Knew we had a hard a hard chat and Joseph did a good job or Clinton him but when you have a guy he came to take a shot at shot and he would trade with you. He'll take a shot by shot in his shot. Then it's a tough fight when just took that last shot youth. I mean you see the energy to stroke through his from his chance to his shoulders his back and his fall flat down as aren't shot when I was watching and like I said at the top of the show. I'm no expert. I'm not a fighter and I don't like to pretend to be when I don't like to get into the XS and os but just as I was watching it. It seemed like he was just kind of swinging for the fences at times closing. His eyes trying to go for the big knockout punch. As you said Figueredo punches really hard it seemed like he was opening himself up to something disastrous happening and it did happen in the second round and even with the head but I actually think that was Joseph's fault I think he was leading with his head the whole time and he's the one that initiated that am I wrong here. No you're not rocket Joseph go back from his fight. He's fighting stopped. He loves to throw his hand right like this. He doesn't throw street a street. Cross down the pipe so Joseph Goes Wild Lupine Hooks I. That's something he has not changed. It's just you show that again. Sorry we didn't have you on camera. There can show what you were saying about. Joseph throws like this in his hotel like that. You're over and right you've got to drop your head into your left hand Plug and then go for shied or Clinton whatever so. Josiah was stolen the punches and not following through if you will win one over here right shot and then figure was Zuniga job of defending the shot as standard back enough. Michelle come up from the shot and then go into the clinch game start clicking then fly from there so Joseph was only fighting one part of mixed martial arts which was just a stand battle. He did try some shots. But it's just like wrestling if you're in you know a state championship level wrestling match. You do a AA and the guy stopped shot you have to do a Aa and then when he stuff that you had to go for a hike crash or a duck under you gotTA. He's got his stuff together and that's one thing. Joseph wasn't doing everyone that fight to grow is doing a good job of just walking. Joseph doubt taking the shot. And it's a very intimate. You could see him. Just measure measure measure that Bam right in so that's one thing that they well when you find a guy like that. When I fought Alibaba Tina I remember need him in the liver and sternum and even the John Bell John Ships. And there's appointment okay. He's not going out like this guy. I don't know what it is but I'm not going to pace myself and make sure I can still beat him up for five rounds and the Guy Light Rail you gotta be very technical. You gotta go despite him anywhere in not to stay where he can just measure you. So that's like my analysis of that fight. Wow that is great stuff. The end actually reminded me a little bit of your knockout of Joseph. Back in two thousand thirteen. Did you see any similarities with the hammer fists at the end even like where it was as far as in the cage? It was around the same spot as well. Did that bring you back to that moment? In every maximum but ally Joseph and for him to get knocked out like he did last night. It's part of the sports in nasty sweat replay. But it reminds me of that was just like GAM- another knockout and you know figure ended up with a couple of good hammers For making it happens to be taking further damage. I think I leaned about eight. Eight eight eight shots on him. So the rest was a little bit slow. I think it was herb dean. We did a good job with the REF last night for them land three. So what do you think happens out because now the titles vacant? What would you propose if you were in charge? King Flyweight himself the cloud the presence forever over this division. What do you do now with this mess of a situation? I mean I guess you have to look at to see who's Number two and three and half figuredo fight that person? I guess that's what I would do. I mean I think justice is third time that it was a vicious knocked out You know the judges did have one in the first round So I wanted to fight a day and he can fight whoever. What about figuring fighting Henry? Pseudo that's your job now. Isn't that crazy fight? I mean the guys own tune. His last two fights he's owned one is abandoned gang title. Shot what a wacky world. This is it is it. Is this like Max always said? It is what it is what it is. That's right now I keep tabs like you know about Kaikoura France and ask our Askerov. Do you watch these guys or did you have no idea who these guys are at one. Twenty five now was he said Oscar Oscar off. He's really good I've heard of him for the guy. Ena rising I don't really keep tabs on guys like you said When it comes to the flower division I just watched when my my my stands. But we're my favorite fighters finally just been vitas are said we have a long history together so someone called you there. I think you back. Yeah I did. Did you reach out to him? After the fight now I'm sure he's got thousands and thousands of people reach out to him and for me. I don't if I'm reach out to him. I'll do it behind closed doors but all dust settled. Let him do his thing. It seemed like he's in good spirits. You know I saw his policy said you know he's a stay with it and keep on going and then a day you know. It's not like Joseph socks is part of the game like recently from me being White Championship. Each time I see athletes lose even the deontay wilder and Tyson Athletes lose now like I don't look at them. Say they suck. I just like you you you just lost. That's it. Go back to go back to the gym and train and get back on it. You Know I. I've lost multiple times and Mike and I'm sure I'll lose again in my career for how long I fight days on their mobile. Keep the lights on my wife and kids keep training as long. You have a passion you enjoy it keep on gone by the way. Did you go to a coal play concert with Joseph the week of? Ufc One fifty two in Toronto like the week. You're fighting him. I think it was. We went there. I think it was. We're doing we're joined the tour there and we wanted to play. There was a great concert with the guy. Your about despite having each other and we're like Oh this is awesome. I never heard before Michael Business which jealous because he's with td he he didn't have a day that's right that's when he was at the press conference making fun of you guys right. Yeah exactly because you know. Business has a different way of going back history. Mean he'll sit there and and talk and he goes. Do I talk so much shit? I talked so much because I'm trying to make as much money as possible and I don't care if I get knocked out because it happened before but I'm just trying to make as much money as possible and I was like. Yeah that's not who I am. I'm just here to fighting the best in the world. So but maybe if we shared many many moments together through to Different Vice together fought missing. Cards share the same locker room so by the way tremendous British accent. There you like that. I'm not sure I mean you're a great fighter. Maybe the accent needs a little work if I may say so myself but I appreciate the effort all right so last thing on this would you be sad if they shut down the division. No not at all that means more potential for you over at one potential or those guys go to thirty five. I mean it's not like if they shut down division. One Club guys for you I. I don't think it's GONNA be Champ. Various elected on the athletes that they bring over to the roster of the athletes that fit their their brand the best so But I'm sure there's a place out there for everybody to repeat me. Look Sergio Pettis. Revelatory now You know you have rising you have a PF. L. There's there's many places but to be clear. There's not a day that goes by that you miss your time that you're very happy at one. Yeah absolutely very happy but one Like I said last time I competed in Japan. I was video games against the world. Champion in evil We got DOTED TO COMING UP HERE IN JAKARTA. So they're building a whole bunch of stuff and also the part of you know Georgia patrol. He fought the Grand Prix. And you also have get exposed to multi Fantasies what would the Rod Tang in John? Haggerty delicious goes on an amazing athletes. Not just index martial arts by just in March. Legend General Kickboxing Moods High. And so your next flight comes on April tenth. Against the current flyweight champion Adrian. And I know they've already moved the location of the event because of the corona virus. Is there any chance that gets postponed? Moved they just had an event this past Friday in an empty arena. What are you hearing? Because we're still a little over a month away but is there any threat of this? I mean as of right now. The Corona viruses just tearing. It's being very impactful ninety silver in Asia but also in our current location or Kirkland Washington. We had two deaths here That nursing was about maybe eight minutes with the gym. Wow so as long as you know. I'm you know the CDC cannot put any travel ban of US have Seattle's SEATAC over to Jakarta which Jakarta hasn't really Came onto the had any cases but then again who knows what they're testing over there I think everything should be dead but I'm praying that Everything gets contained. We're able you make it over to Jakarta to compete okay. Do you have any concerns about going over there no? I don't I mean it. It isn't it is man. I mean I spent me healthy You know large gatherings just wash my hands and chysler healthy. I mean there's always there's always be started going over there because the food I eat over. There is totally different than here. In America we have different Sanitary we're way more clean over here in America than they are over in Asia. So that's definitely a sign of mine but I do the best. I can to stay healthy. Make sure I drink bottled water. Not The water from the seat when I brush my teeth I use Manila. Even though the the place we stayed at Manila. Don't drink that water from the tap when you brush your teeth. Use a water bottle. And that's that's what I did. Okay well I hope everything works out well on that. You're able to go over there and fight. I just wanted to ask you about something. I saw on your your instagram last week. I saw that you posted something where you went in and taught a class and you talked about how when you were in middle school. That's when you fell in love with martial arts and you love kind of doing this sort of thing and there's a bunch of what appeared to be middle school slash highschoolers in the photo. Perhaps I'm getting their ages wrong but like I am I wrong or are they not. Are they older than that? I just mess up. Were they actually like those are grown? That makes me feel good. That means big. They look very young men you saw. They looked very young. They looked very young too. Okay well they didn't look like pro. Athletes is the point and to me. It's like in. What are the sports you have someone like you with your credentials and your resume? What you've done a legend walk in you can just learn from this guy. You don't see this in other sports and so I wanted to know if you do this often and if what propelled you to do this yeah so one for one. That was fighting night. Classes AINSI paint creation of all the people in that photo wannabes. I love AMC's that we have people from different walks like you candidate name. See you're not gonna see you know six time world champion mood tighter etc etc union guy who works at Google music that works at Microsoft. You're going to see an amateur. You'RE GONNA SEE COUPLE AMATEURS C. Couple instructors so for me. I was teaching a class by tonight and I love wrestling. Wrestlers got into with Either named mentally tough made me be a grinder kiss mixed martial arts USA Grind and so me teaching class that night back to my roots for like man. I really enjoy teaching and for me. It has to be special group in order for me to teach I have a buddy of my James Zhang on he's dicky's thirteen in the amateur beginnings David Hughes debut here soon Like a guy like that. Who Wants to Thrive and pee on a world level? It makes me. It is motivated to teach to teach them. So that's why I did that. Pose a granted they were not children romance. Yes at NC pink ration- you're not GONNA have you know? Sixty five champions. He's not going to be a fight factory. It's not like that. We all share the same passion which is mixed martial arts and I think at of you know my time being here in aim see we did one point having amazing. Sakarai a wiki Missouri. A lot at ten boats rich Franklin all those through. But at I'll say the last by six years of my when I was Defy champion UFC. An even winning the Grand Prix. I mean I'm the only professional athlete in the gym. He's training I already also. They have tache apart and they work at a real Google up programmer Microsoft programmer etc. Dj. You're the man. Thanks as always for coming on. I appreciate your insight. You will forever be that presence that cloud and I say this with the utmost respect and trying to give you your props because you deserve that. Thanks for coming on and talking about all this. Appreciate it and good luck. On April Tenth Air Youtube there is the one and only Dimitrius Johnson. The first ever. You see flyweight champion the most decorated champion in. Ufc history. Great stuff from him as always all right. Let's move along now. You'll recall two weekends ago. The big story coming out of that weekend was you have see Auckland. It was the very close fight between Dan. Hooker and Paul felder as I said on the Program. I thought Paul felder won the fight ever so slightly but the big story coming out of it was felder hinting at possibly walking away never really quite committed to it but did say that he is considering it. Well here we are nine days later we wanted check in with Paul felder. Who is back and looking great back from Auckland seems to be all healed up. We had them there for a second and now we lost them but we'll get him back in the second all right he is back there. He is the one and only Paul felder. Paul how are you doing man? How are you guys? Do you get a call right as I was. Introducing us that what happened. I'm just sitting here watching my screen and messing everything up by accident and then trying to go back in nowhere as well. You Look Great. You look great physically. How are you feeling after that? Fight nine days later man. It's been a good recovery. Obviously I had to stay in Auckland for few extra days to have my i. I looked at You know there was a couple little fractures and the orbital and they always wanna be safe that before they send you off flying when he hours twenty plus hours whatever it is to get back to Philadelphia. My leg is still really sore. But that's the swelling sealing up there and the other crazy thing was I ended up getting Rapto on that fight. What does that is to conditions where your muscles begin to actually break down and leaked into your bloodstream producing more mild logan and wears on your kidneys. Turn your urine basically like Coca Cola color. No so yes. I went to the hospital for all that other stuff and I went in. I had to take a peek at the hospital I sat there for hours ago. That's not good and I knew what it was right away and heard about this disorder from cross it athletes and things like that guys just kind of pushed to the limit and so I had to stay a little longer to make sure my my kidneys were Auction has that ever happened to you before you know what? It's happened a couple times where I thought I was eating blood from like body shots Starting to think maybe I'm just wishing it with the weight cut in rehydrating in pushing it again. They don't maybe it's it's been taken it's toll on the old Kidneys so now when you go to the restroom does the same thing or is that no no no. It's pretty quick okay. They basically just flat flusher system Fleischer kidneys so they gave me like five bags of IV all administered in a hospital and under the watchful eye of knows what's going on though. Yes yes of course by it. Just got you know one of these days. I'm GONNA fighting or maybe not in the not in Wer. No I mean the fight was incredible and the shots that you took in the heart that you displayed was amazing. I'm wondering how many how many donuts have you had since the fight. So Ian Larios. Who's my nutritionist? Does on my way cuts. He showed up with my my teammate. Who is with me showed up in brought like three dozen crispy cream donuts to the hospital by the next day I probably already had about fourteen crispy cream donuts in today? I was going to be good. Today is Monday. I'll get back on the tiny mostly healthy. I had six fell. Dona six donors just today and it's two thirty eastern time to the face to face. Look at that well done metabolism urging still gonNA last longer entire right. Now I could feel it starting to swell up my blood. I gotta start working out again. Could you even get out of bed? Yeah I just went for a two mile walk now. Well done well done. Have you rewatch fight? I watched it once. And what do you think once on my iphone? I I think I WANNA fight. How'd you score it? I think it was escorted three rounds to four and five to me And you can argue other rounds. I thought but you can also argue rounds for for for Dan. It depends on how you're watching it. What's your scoring. I had that close light with ads in man. I feel I WANNA fight. I feel like a winning their enemy territory and did what I needed to do. I really feel like if that's in Vegas or God forbid Philadelphia. I think I walked with that decision every time. Well one of the hot topics this past month as you know is open scoring in a situation like this so close you wish there was open scoring. Yeah I do so I know how hard I really gotta go out there and up. I don't think it would really mattered. The one judge that gave the judge gave him around five. They were all over the place. These guys One of the two of them gave him five to me. And I think if I'd gotten that third judge also agree that I won five. I won the fight and I went in their round five as if I needed to knock him out anyway so I don't think that would have really changed too much. I went into that final round. Like I gotta I gotTa put the stamp on this and then obviously he got that that take down at the end of the fight but I I remember in my head saying I'm not GonNa let him just have this takedown no matter how much time is left because if I can just get back up to my feet show these people that I even though I think I had that round a bag and there was not much time left even on my back I was elbowing and trying to get back on my feet and then even throwing back elbow. I really thought I I put a stamp on it and let the judges. Now I want but I'm not gonNA I'm not gonNA cry about it. That's not why I talked about retirement. Although the things that are going on this and we'll get in a second but I just want to say is ever repeated a million times over the past two weeks or so. A takedown shouldn't score you points a takedown per the new unified. Rules is just a change of position if you do nothing with it so if you take someone down and they pop back up as you did that should not be the deciding factor and it drives me nuts. When people say he stole the round with the takedown. No that's not how this works so but I actually think in this case it did work against you. Yeah I agree. I think you're right. I think that is what ultimately made that judge. Give him round five Instead of me and you know it's it's ridiculous but against something's gotta be figured out. It's not just me and Dan it. The men Edson fight scores. Were all over the place we just saw recently. There's been some scores that are just. Don't even make sense. Clearly another fighter one and they give it to another guy. Judges are getting caught looking at their cellphones. And and not watching actions though. This is just another example of of proving that we need to get some things more concrete on how we're going to break down the criteria of what wins the fight so the big question now is nine days later. Have you made a decision about your future? You know I got a little emotional on there and I really haven't thinking about like how many more do I have left. I have not been thinking about hanging the gloves up during training camp or thinking that I'm out of contention for really making a run for this division but it's been on my mind at thirty five on turning thirty six in April. My my daughter is getting a lot older. She's realizing when I'm gone and missing me a lot more but I think at this point is safe to say I'm only coming back for things that really entice me man things that are. GonNa make me train the way I did for this fight. Five round fight. Bq Matchup with somebody that exciting other than that. I'll just do commentary and wait for that match up. But I talked to Sean Shelby. You know they said some nice things to me. They didn't push me one way or the other whatsoever. They just kinda congratulated me on a crazy fight and said that we know we're going to be calling you and we hope you answer so in your hearts. Do you think you fight your last fight. Now what is that? Fight that you think gets you back. Obviously if something were to happen to the one of these guys in the top five and they can't match up the way the UFC once in a match up There's been some talk of ally Quinta wanting to fight me and You know you give me five router with him in a big fight night or rematches hooker which will never happen But obviously that's something I would take it. It gets that one back any of the top five ally. Quintas a fun fight flight was supposed to happen like three different times and it never quite did. And he's mentioned he wants it but it's got it would have to be a main event somewhere from medieval do that era. You know what I mean. I'm not coming back for you. Know the last fight on the prelims or even like the second fight of a pay per view. I know it's nothing against them. It's not saying I deserve all these extra things. He's just go through what I go through. Put myself through in training and then you see how. I push myself in the fight. You can't deny that anymore that when I show up I'M GONNA put on a gme show for everybody in the UFC. I feel like I deserve to be putting the spots data that I'm warranted. I feel like after that main event proving that I can that I can promote it that I can hype it up and then I can exit that. I should only beginning. You know exciting match ups from from here on out when you mentioned the hooker rematch. Why do you say that will never happen? Just because I feel like you know he technically WanNa fight affiliate oaths enough where I again. I'm not complaining about this decision. Not Sitting here in taking anything away from that guy. We shared something very special in there. For five rounds. He was just as good as I was. But I feel like he's going to take that and try to fight Borio he's GonNa fight somebody above him and I feel like that's not a bad thing that's meant to happen. You know what I mean. If that was my case somebody said to me. Would you want a rematch with Dan? If you had gotten that decision based on that same exact fighting hell no. I mean if I if I'm walking away my in reason I got that I'm trying to create. Do that is fair and I appreciate that perspective. Did you know that you were going to do that? I saw right as the the judge's decision was announced. You started to take the take off the gloves and for a second I was like oh no and then they went away from you and then they came back and then you did what you did. Was that something you were thinking about or was it just like it was the first time that that cross your mind. In that moment you hadn't been thinking about that all camp long. I'm pretty dramatic your neck there right. Yeah I actually you know I kinda always think about that moment. Doesn't I always think about what the belt around my way? She'll be like and taking that back to Philly or fighting at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia in doing or bringing the belt of the Eagles Stadium at the Lincoln. Hang out I fantasize about all these things retirements just another one of them and it's not in any bad way. I read some reporter saying like if he's even mentioning off the tip of his tongue that he's going to retire. He should do it or might not. That's that's GONNA be s doesn't really make sense because I think about that. I I fought my pro fight and I was like why the Hell I think about it. Every time I back stay I stayed everyone of my cornermen and over why we hear you know you've heard many times on guys are being more honest about what goes on backstage to this and how nerve wracking torture. We put ourselves through waiting in those locker room. So yes crossed my mind and I you know that moment almost seemed right. I I think I got a lot more left than physically manam already recovering from the from one of the hardest battles in my life did Addictive man that five rounds that main event I liked it I liked being on the poster liked being about me and him in the USA versus New Zealand over there was a look at that afflict any surgery at no. I I get the final Also my I got the. That's gone down again today. I should be fine. Wow that is what happened in this scene here. What did you guys talk? What a great photo this legendary stuff. What did you guys talk about? I know who's behind me so I just have yelling. Dad We gotta get a picture. He was beyond respectful in coal. We sat there. We chatted for a little bit is kind of looked at each other for a while. There man like y'all we just. We just did something pretty special brother. You know what I mean and I said Hey. I'm sorry you know. I really didn't mean disrespectful to your family whatsoever. I was never about that but again I said it before. The fight was a fight. We're hyping sometimes. We get a little mad at each other. We're GONNA fistfight at new mean. Damn we're GONNA put on a show like that whether we liked each other didn't like each other but it adds to the drama you know before the way when they're mentioning me talking about his name him all heat. It was like now face the music. You know what I mean here. We are the idea. Man That walkout guy saw Brian Butler posted from behind that? Mahathir coming out born in the USA. Scott that's why it would be tough to retirement. Option your smile and thinking about even though my body was on that fight going into the fourth and Fifth Round. Dukes like this this. Is it a championship browse right now? My who you talk about it. You know it's easy talk about these by rounded. Hey I'm in shape for five rows yet see a lot of guys say that right. I show up in shape for five rounds. Yeah knows incredible. And just the way you're speaking about. You can't walk away now ray. You can't walk away like that. Just you don't seem like a guy who's done just the way you look at your smile yours just like you love this man. Of course I do you know what I hate. I hate coming home with headaches and broken faces in swollen legs. But my daughter's been great. You know we've all been just hanging out eating doughnuts in the I let her take off some days of school sweet so I called the week of debauchery aerial first week after the fight. I can do whatever I want. Alary wise right so I have been like for you. Want to hear a little bit yesterday off. Oh yes I love it so I still had some boxes. Tim. Tam's those biscuits chocolate covered biscuits they have over there in camp slams and hear about these. Yes yes yes. I had about a box and a half of those at an entire giant. Like a big big one from over there. That frozen brought over with me Probably a pint of Lotto Grilled cheese like Bob o'clock at night homemade macaroni cheese. My mom made for Hill. Yes we went went to federal donuts in the morning. We probably had about five dollars like big doughnut and split. Let a chicken Sandwich Fried Chicken Sandwich and then whole bunch of Hershey kisses and some other stuff throughout the day. Well deserves well deserves. That's impressive. I wonder if he's shown stopping soon. On fighters out there have been the way you live your best life. I wonder if it would be easier on you. I know you love it over there at at Rufus sport but if you could train in Philadelphia do you think that would take some pressure off of you and you wouldn't miss your your daughter as much? Well it has gotten easier I I. I do have a team here. Now I'm back with Daniel Gracie coach. John and Jonathan. Webb is well. I I have Tom. Brady's one of my main teammates here. Jonathan Webb got pets apathy. A bunch of really good guys that are just breaking into the UFC or haven't gotten there yet. But it's I think part of it is me getting away and being isolated and being a old school about how boxes go away for the training camps in cut of isolate themselves up in a cabinet just you just after training. It's just I did a long one this time because it was my first rounders. I didn't want to really mess around with it so I did eight weeks away so that was a little off but I think it's so important man. I think I only got a couple more years left. Mac though it's something we're going to have to deal with until I decided to. Not How I WANNA make money anymore and if you stop going Rufus sport that means we. We don't get below Mohammed videos of him immensely. You are just tremendous right. You have to love those right God. The first one that I saw wasn't ready for it and by team boy Craig Eichelberger was like you'll have you seen what belongs put on A. I got a serious for a second. What happened like what did he say. I went on the same doing his first. Paulie Paul President. I was literally almost pee. My pants laughing all out tremendous. You're you're going to be joining us in Las Vegas for two forty eight. Yeah how the Hell Are you doing that? I have no idea how you doing this. But apparently you're an analyst. I wanted to mention that as well. I'm ready I'm I'm excited to work. We era you gotta realize. I told you the week of debauchery will turn into. Let's be honest two or three weeks szajer. Because I've got I've Got Vegas with you guys on the desk that I'm working color would might British compadres over the London. Part is well you know. Duke will be there working with tire inside. I won't be fighting anytime soon. At one point five okay. Well I'm glad to hear you're doing okay. You're in good spirits and that you have some fighting lifting in you again. Great Performance Thought. You want ever so slightly. I know how these things go. You're handling like like the true pro with all class. Says you usually do all you at the edge and fight that I would handle this young man? Yup Yup there you go Paul. I appreciate it and we'll see you in Las Vegas. Thanks for having me on all right there. He is felled. They're great point there at the very end. Great Point at the very end about how it's in and his team handled the loss in Abu Dhabi. And how he is handling the loss coming off of the closer one gets Dan Hooker. This is where you'll see felder all weekend long on all these shows like that. Ufc live pre. Show area on the Bagpipe. Osho all that and more and if you WANNA learn more about Paul fellers acting background including hearing from his acting professor and some of his fellow actors from back in the day I do suggest checking out mark. Monday's great store on. Espn DOT COM. Came out before the fight. But it's a really great. Look at where this man has been and the journey to get to this point and I'm happy to hear that he is going to continue fighting now speaking of UFC. Two forty eight one of the more intriguing fights on the preliminary card involves this man to Ron wind going up against Gerald near Chartres. Big fight for him coming off his very first prolapsed and of course. We were called back in October in Boston. Unfortunately he miss wade part of the fight. So there's a lot at stake here there. He is there on win joining us coming off a big weekend for the Gilroy High. School mustangs with their guns right. Well Daddy winning the state championship finish seventh but I understand you. Guys were hit with a bunch of injuries. So everyone's happy right. Yeah Yeah Sub Aerial First of all it was. It was solid man but we We went to the state tournament without two of our state. Placers to top four guys in the state in. That's a lot of points left on the Board. So but other than that for the most part we rested really tells you know respiratory capability. So I'm happy man. And of course. The head coach for the Gilroy High School mustangs is great. Daniel cormier he so involved so dedicated team by his side throughout at all. It's really great to see what you guys have done with those kids and a nice table CETERA. If you will for this week for you massive opportunity biggest fight card that you've ever fought on and as I said the stakes are big considering. What happened in October? So let's talk about October. What happened why did YOU MISS? Weight on Well first of all I'll be honest I've always been cutting weight tire life. Man I've cut way since I was eight years old you know and It's just always kind of been something that's kind of been my downfall and I don't know what it was. I think that this new way of cutting way Because you know as a wrestler we've always been known to like just not eat or or or not drink water kind of dehydrates yourself. Whatever in now with water load himself in my first cut win so smooth that I think I got too comfortable and then I came in a fight week a little bit heavier and And then when it when it came down to it I was too heavy and And it just really messed with me mentally and for the most part a lot of times a weight comes down to the mental aspect of things and You know there's no excuse. I was unprofessional. Man So I got things under control this time though and I'm really a you know I definitely took a extending after this camp. I came in a lot lot lighter this this. I'm actually in Vegas already. I got your last night. So this yeah I feel great man I actually. I drove back from Bakersfield San Jose about three hours yesterday morning and I packed on myself up and flew in Vegas last night so I kind of like to get your little early just kind of relaxed and relaxed and I should be getting my first neil years soon and year any go for the rest of the week. How much do we wait on Monday the next year? Why I don't know I just I I don't want I don't know I don't WanNa make any any any mistakes over here. You know what I mean but you feel good but I'm good. I feel great man. I shrink my body. I feel really good. Okay so then you have that but then of course you have an opportunity to fight the fight win the fight but it didn't go your way. So how did you deal with that like when you left Boston? Some bad blood between you and Darren Stewart right when you left Boston. How did you deal with not only losing your first pro fight It was tough because I'm a competitor When I was out there in just it a this is like I'm not WanNa making Caesar's but it just wasn't me I I was thinking all these negative thoughts in my head in between rounds and in even during the fight in a in a blog about it and that one I was talking to Earth is GonNa talking about but It A it was tough man. But you know when you get you get all these people are. Split. And there's a lot of people who said I won and but it's like it doesn't matter because obviously I came out with the loss but at the end of the day it was good for me if I would have snuck that one out maybe I we lose a little bit more focus. I don't know you know I I'm I'm competitive and I've always been a determined guy but the loss was maybe best thing that could happen to me because it actually. This camp was probably ten times more professional on with my training and my dedication and my nutrition. You know small things like running and getting all the extra workouts when I was supposed to so It was hard but I'm a competitor at heart so i. I think that I've made the necessary changes to not allow that to happen again. But I also do feel like the missing weight was huge huge emotional drain for me because as a wrestler If you miss wait it is much more kind of Embarrassing situation you know an intimate World Econo- happens more often and I guess you know it's kind of looked down upon especially with my height and stuff like that but It it really drained me bad like emotionally. I was embarrassed because because I know it wasn't a good look so A drain me a lot night. You know I knew I needed to win the fight. But I don't think that I could muster up energy in that kind of A. You know spunk that I needed to to be able to get the job done and in really way down on me and acid t out there and I was you know I just kind of was flat and Kinda Zombie Mode and you know just It really wasn't me man so I would like to say that was that was you know they say you wouldn't beat me on my worst night and that was my worst night you know so I like to think that the changes to make that not happen again. Coming off all of that. Now you're you're no longer feel a little different going into this fight. You feel like there's more pressure must win. Always have to win. Whenever you're pro fighter you feel like there's different stakes. You're more nervous more pressure. How are you reacting to all this not necessarily more pressure but it's definitely higher stakes? You know when you come off your undefeated and get a fight of the night in You know Kind of little hype around my name. it's a lot easier to go into a fight not worried about things but now you gotta worry about you know contracts about up lose again was you see you're GonNa Think. I know all that stuff but I think about those things a lot during training and it helps motivate me and it helps A get me through the nerds or the pressure. You know what I mean so I'm okay I'm GonNa really good place in my mind and my body so you know this has been trying to like kind of get at me and it just not concerned what this dude is just like any other on any other opponent like a guy like him. I mean he's one and three in his last fight so I don't beat this dude in. Maybe this ain't me you know but I I feel I feel very confident that I'm GonNa do what it takes to get the job done in a in a lot of ways you know so I still have a lot of learning and growing to do as as a mixed martial artists. But I've definitely may jumps like you that guy make jumps every can't and there's a lot of things that I think going to be able to showcase on Saturday night. That a lot of people didn't know how to wait. So are you saying this possibility if you lose this fight? You'RE GONNA retire. No no no no I'm talking about. I mean there's like six hundred people on the roster right people trying to get signed every day. Maybe if I don't pay now I mean what I mean. Maybe I get snitch. You know I've seen a lot of us get get a snipped after the second straight loss you know okay. I'd like to think that I'd be a little different. You know and then and then what do you gotta Sir you know. There's a lot of variables that come into it. If you lose if I lose okay now you mentioned journals trying to get at you. What do you mean by that? Just like saying Cornea Shit online like instagram twitter in China. Like trying to get rise at me. But he's commenting just like making posts about me and tagging me and shit. It's like that's all that's all fun and Games till we fight Saturday night bro. You know like these people laughing in these twitter these twitter trolls and all that Shit. That that's keeping you up and making you feel better about yourself. That's all fun and Games until we actually get into the cage and Saturday night and I'm smashing your face in you know not mean so so you you can laugh in and make all those jokes in till you're getting smashed so it's cool. I'm cool with it. I'm I'm far from stretch from this duty. The correct wrong are you Darren. Cool now you Darren Stewart. Because I saw him post things on your instagram encouraging. You yeah no I mean. He's a good dude in I. I actually like him. I it just as like I said it's competitor. It's very tough to swallow. I actually had to tell him like Bro. I can't pretend I'm Mike. Your homie now. It's just not the move I I understand. I understand good sportsmanship in in. I'm all for it supposed to come from a wrestling background. But you can't sit here as a man in a competitor with the pride like sitting here and be like. Yeah me a daring a cool now. Ha Ha ha jokes fun you know. Comments and like put a highlight video on his instagram and active it was all cooling very hitting me. You know what I mean again. That's cool to the Gary and yeah but there's also like I don't like there's there's like a set of like middleweights or something and I don't know I I know there's instagram groups where you guys all crops like comment on on each other stuff right and just kind of like a bond you have. I know there's a lot of different groups do that and there's a group of dudes like that in it for the life of me. I Kim understanding in so I actually had to tell Darren and I like him and I wish the best luck I want the rematch. I I would love to be able to find my way back to him but I can't sit here and be like yeah Bro Sick Workout Corny to me. Bro. I see myself and I don't I don't get why they do it so I I I I had to kind of like back away from that of of of US. Like looking like homeys. Now you know because I feel like I kinda bitch. If I'm cool to do now you just want my ass on. Espn WE AIn't crazy. Dc is calling the fight on Saturday. Does that annoy you like would you? Second time. I know second time I'm GonNa let him do. I know what's up with this dude area? You know like I said so. It's like a week ago or a couple of weeks ago I was like. Are you calling the fight? He's like yeah but You know an area you know. Dc News but. I mean if you want me to back out and corner you just let me know. All right never happened Bro. But wouldn't that be great corner right it would but that's also you know we have to mean DC at the skate the fine line of Leaders being all DC. Hi You know what I mean like. I can't just be like riding his coattails all the time like I have to be my own dot like that's okay people call me many. Dc and shit. Like that. I I probably am never going to get away from that but I can't be like it can't be like any has the corner. You know what I mean I it. I have to have my own entity bro in. That's the only way I'm going to be able to get to where I essentially want to be. So that's my boy man and Arrow you've all people know that we are so much me and him so much more than just as fighting like that's my brother grow so day to day life so A half the KINDA WE KINDA separate Liver at with that. Because it's just a smarter move but I can't take this dues money away from them they in the UFC loves him and he's been busy with wrestling and stuff like that. So I'm GonNa let them call the fight at least he's GonNa be here you know he's GonNa be here in a couple of days and he's going to help cut and stuff like that so that's all positives so I I'm okay with that. I got any kind of weird and then even if you listen to the last night you can tell in certain points you know. He's the best at being professional and at certain points. You could tell that he was kinda silent and Kinda like Bro. What is he doing? You know what I mean so You know that's. I know that's tough for him but I was GonNa say I find it very hard to believe that this fight is GonNa go my last one. I'm very confident that it won't so I think it'll be a different turnout. What's going on with you entirely visas. They're a bit of a rivalry brewing. There is I mean so fascinating. And he's and after Justin Wilson everything. And now you're what are you doing? Are You doing this for Justin? What's happening here? No no this is my. This is all fun and Games Bro. Ties good as any kind of one of the persons that like as soon as Kennedy Jim. We Click okay like from the first like ten minutes. I met him. We were laughing so no. That's my boy man. That's I like Thai. He fits in Soga at the gym. That's all fun. A Games Bro. We're just all and you know we all just talk to each other at the gym and it's all fun ties cool man and he's going to be able to fight too so I eat fits in well. You know the big thing As a team. And you know I wanNA come on here and like she. You know slander But you know he was. A tie has already kind of formed this family vibe with us and that's Kinda never would be pretty was so It's just a different. Maybe he. He fits in. Maybe maybe Justin fits in better at a different gym and tie fits in better here. I don't know but You know I was never really closer. Justin either so it's hard for me to get emotionally attached to something. I'm I'm not really invested in so I like Thai Astra now. That's my so I hope. I hope he sticks around and I think he's I think he said something about like. Maybe you know staying. I know he's working on his grappling in his wrestling but now he's funding to be around. Must be amazing to get ready for a fight of this magnitude for you. And then all of a sudden you get this Dagestani invasion you get Habib and Mafia and all these guys and I saw you mention best grappler you've ever rolled with with all the guys all these guys. How could you say such a thing? I saw was a Kretschmer who said in the in the comments. What about me will guessing what's going on? Yeah Okay so is now. Umbro with people don't understand You know he's kind of like hide in the shadow a little bit right with dude. He's a monster. Like WE SHOWS UP TO AKA. Like when he they showed up like two weeks ago he was pushing almost one hundred ninety pounds like straight monster in then so they've been doing somboon grabbing their entire life. I'm talking about around grappler right. We always viewed about US wrestling and stuff like that and and if he can beat me in wrestling owner fee you know take downs but on the mat rolling. I think pound for pound and I've grown with a lot of black belts in you know I'd probably I haven't ruled. I don't think I've ever rose like a black belt. World Champion but Islam is very impressive and I've watched him roll against a lot of very very impressive. Guys I've he's a he's a he's a good as it gets. I think Ben all right. I'm looking forward to this Doron. Good luck to good luck this week. As far as everything is going down in Vegas the Waco and all that stuff and of course. Good luck on Saturday. Big fight for you. I look forward to being there in person. I can't wait. Yeah when I get there Thursday. So that's when the action really pops office. The kids like to say have to talk to you later today. Thank you so much. See All right there is. Doron win kind enough to join US big fight on Saturday. Ufc Two forty. Against Joe Mir Shah. The prelims are great. They've got Rudolfo VIEIRA I've got mark. Madsen the return of Sean o'malley as well so that goes down this Saturday. Now one more story we have to touch on from this past Saturday guy who knows. Doron quite well. A former teammate of his over at the American Kickboxing Academy Lewis. Painter had a big victory on Saturday but he had a bigger week than that. He met his biological father and brother. He's talked about this journey of his on this program meeting his biological mother several months ago as well. We'll look this meeting his biological brother last week and embracing him after. The victory can imagine the emotion going through his body. After somebody that you could see it right there right. Here's what he had to say about the big week that he had in Norfolk following the victory. I had this revelation kind of sitting there looking at him thinking to myself. Like you know this this twenty year old kids looking at me as a twenty six year old girl man for advice. And and you know You know validation and stuff and I. I remember when I was his age. I never thought I'd be here. You know with With someone like me with someone like that looking up to me one knows China answers and things for me and conway me a little bit emotional before I got in a fight but it also helped me kind of ground myself that courtesy of the UFC and here he is Luis. Pena picked up a nice victory over Steve Garcia on Saturday unanimous. Decision Victories. Kind enough to join US right now. Louis how are you my man? I'm doing great. I just got back from a meeting with my managers efforts from management actually leeches. We were just got done talking about. We're GONNA do next so I'm actually really great move. Wow okay well. We'll get to next a moment. But I I mean I I saw afterwards like you were apologizing for your performance. I can't imagine how kind of emotionally draining that whole week was your you meet your dad for the. First Time Your Biological Dad your biological brother there in attendance. You get victory coming up the laws. I mean that has been one of the more draining weeks of your career right. I bet that wasn't actually the first time I met my biological father. I met him after my view But it was the first time I met my biological brother on his side. And Yeah I mean. I don't know if I would say trading just it was. It was quite an emotional rollercoaster. I really haven't been able to To get over it I still kind of find myself Well it got big about everything that's gone on and thinking about all the implications of all the same time of my life got applied. It was just a odd revelation sitting like I said in the in the package you showed before I came on I could. I could see my brother's face Saturday at lunch before the fight we were. We sat down and talked one on just about life in how things have been for both of us. growing up you know each other's interested digs have gone on in each other's lives. It's the you know I could see in his face the save. Look I used to give so my older best friends. I would ask them for advice for life advice in just things of that nature and it. I just had this lake Seeing there in front of a media realizing like man I maybe ahead matured a little bit grown a little bit in baby. I am not kidding speared. How did the meeting about a brother goes? He tends to school violence on. So it'll which my dad lives out there now. Hey played. Let's let's set up the meetings. Maybe alleged let's figure it out you know. Everyone was on board. My Dad was really a supportive of his aunt. Supportive of it in. I'm glad we got the chance duly. Bigs I've been very In the third round fell into the triangle. Chill got tight. You've got real tight. You know what I'm saying like there was a point where I was like. Fuck I might go out in the right after I thought to myself like dude you might go out. I was like no no. We can't do this not front of my little brother like no. This is not happening in front of my little brother and I just found in ten. I didn't know house you'll be found my way out. Well so he gave you inspiration to keep ongoing drive motivation without a doubt. Like I legitimately I. I was in my mind telling myself like no. We're not we're not about to let these happened in front of him. We're not GONNA TAP. We're not going to go to sleep. We're figuring it out and we did you know was it was like what are those movie moments you know. You'd you'd never feel like that's like those things actually happen until you. Why were you unhappy with your performance? Was it because you got caught? In that triangle. Was that something else because it seemed like you were apologetic afterwards other wooded go out there and hold onto what we don't want to just you know that those aren't the kind of lights like have you. If you've watched me fight. I dare in be exciting. I liked but hats off to Steve. He's a great competitor and he showed me things I wasn't prepared for and I had to completely change my game plan on the fly right then and there. It just go back to what I know is it gives the win hats often but on to say that I I was thrown off by the fact that I spent ten weeks preparing for a five foot nine wrestler. Having my opponent change to sixty striker on the leak of the fight it definitely through digs off. I especially going in there. You know in the week leading up you tell yourself all doesn't matter No matter what he does. I'm going to go out there and do the same thing but it's not until you get in there. You've got a completely new opponent in front of you that you did you realize like oh. I can't just use the same game plan on him and attempted. Infield and think that I'm GonNa be successful you know and of course you were supposed to fight Alex Munoz. He pulled out due to injury. And that's where Garcia came in you also prepared for this fight at Att in Florida Not Aka. Why the switch? I hate to say it but I ran by digital troubles because living in Silicon Valley can get extremely expensive. It got to a point record really find anything less than twenty six hundred a month and I just couldn't do it With you know baseball my salaries and everything I I I Figure it out with training and food is having to put myself together and I was. I was going through a lot of stress trying to figure out how to make things work and then I talked to my manager. Malki Kalaiya be. We kind of figured out what we're GONNA do it. He's the one that suggested like. Hey and you go to. Adt they'll take care of everything for you. And I I would I coaches at Ak and I told him the situation I was in. I told them like look. I'm over here I'm over here a making a detriment of training my performance in a room. Because I'm so stressed out on the financial side. The they gave their blessing. Don't come here to Florida to Ge- scenerio just to get back on figured out of I talked with quite a bit. Still I try to keep in touch with me and We have a good relationship. I still would have him out my quarter. I still WANNA bring are still won't have a working relationship with we're figuring out but I do enjoy being here at att I- Julie My trading partners. I love my coaches. I really feel like here at American top team. Not only do they believe in me but they they. They know what they have on their heads. They know that I could beat the champion. Wow Okay so you're gonNA stick around Steph Okay and so you said that you came out of a meeting with your your management talking about the future. What did you guys talk about? What did you decide on? I was very very bright. You know they're trying they want to. They want to reach out and see if we can get some going with a dot com type of endorsement here or like maybe even a like a documentary or something. They were talking about but As far as fight wise. We're looking to get back in there soon. I'm looking at bay. June July Mandy Ancestry. Thing is amazing ancestry one of the sponsors of the show that in sponsored this particular episode. I tried to get them on this particular episode. When I knew that you'd be joining us but it's really amazing. Have you talked to anyone from ancestry to try to do something like this because I have not come across a more famous example of how their company works so well and how it brings families together you are a walking billboard for them? Have you actually reached out to them yet? No I think my manage so balch. He's probably GonNa get that ball rolling here this week. I haven't personally reached out is just when all this went down that was on my mind at all The only thing on my mind when everything was to just Connect my family in foster start. Fostering that relationship it is like I can't explain I- gratitude. Julius Industry wore all this because after the fight I don't even go out celebrate. I stayed up to like be. My brother stayed up five. Am talking to each other after the fight. Just what's going over life talk just catching up and it's been really awesome because it's like I. We both grew up. It's only trial only children. Now we're kind of get the opportunity to connect to be a big brother. Don't be wrong. I've been a big brother since you know I was nineteen since my little brother and sister on my mom's side of the family but with him being so much closer to age and having gone through a lot of the civil wants to. Us five experiences. I I not that we lead anything. It's just I feel like our bond was almost. Wow now. Are there any other family members who you haven't met who you're looking for so as far as like a media family We do have pledged and I have would other brother on my father's side that old. I don't think he's either. And so. That's kind of like my next goal is to to figure out how we can. You know Lee up the whole family. I kinda realize that these past couple of days I've been reflecting on everything like baby. That is my purpose is to bring all these people together Do you think this doesn't happen if you're not famous. Ufc fighter exit eighteen beyond us. Four forty one north. I need yeah without a doubt That was one of the first things. Legend told me was that it didn't matter that I was a UFC fighter. He liked that that was one big. He was a little apprehensive about It meeting need. Everything is like he wanted to make sure that I knew us the right lane to exit team. Be More for that matter to him. That be being a fighter. Bb Davis be having these instagram followers of that matter. What mattered was us. Connecting in having big brother amazing now I know you said you met your your biological father after UC debut but has he ever been twenty year fights yes he was at the U. He was at my last to fight so he was at the fight in Tampa and he was at this last week. Okay so so you guys have remained close. You now have a real relationship with him without a doubt. We talk periodically. That's the you know the life fighter. I'm I'm busy a lot you know. And it's hard for me because I don't want to sit there and he'll like I'm blowing him off but I do I do we have. We have maintained a really good relationship. And I've tried my hardest thing. You know Communicate with them as much as possible but it has a a really good relationship. Don't get me wrong. I'd had I have an adopted father in. I do have like the biggest father figure. My life was my mom. Second husband my Stepdad and He raised me. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate everything done. But the relationship I've been able to foster and maintain my biological father is Is Very special to be ease as I mean. There's no other way to put it as a young half black bed a especially growing up in the south you know you. Do you go through certain things and to finally be able to to to talk to someone and be able to relate to somewhere through that not only just relate some of it to relate to your own father through that. It's a words can't I can't really put into words what it means to have been able to to have the relationship that we asked. I Bet Yeah I can't imagine and what about with your mom. Are you guys still closer? You talking to her. Oh Yeah we're super close. I I called her. I call my via logical mommy soon as I got back in the locker room after eight of her her little kids are like I don't even I can't put into words how much I love those guys like. I remember when I was nineteen and I first met him of fluid was funny. I flew into Norfolk to to beat my mom for the very first time at nineteen. My little sister was five at the time and she came up without. This is literally the first time. She's meeting these. She sees me and comes running and jumps in my arms as soon as she saw me. She like love me like a brother instantly and I ever since then I've been death my little. You don't mean I'd kill for any work for Weill and you took a tour of A. Was it the the ships over there? Wh where did you go where they gave you the flag? What did you do there in? In Virginia we went to Jeb Little Creek. It's there a aquatic training center and they use their We got to tour. They're gunship and the Navy Seal Training Facility. Actually wow and how did this happen you just you just went and did it or did they ask you to do it so my dad is the captain of the USS Gonzales? There it normal My Dad had reached out and asked to see if we could do like a meet and greet with them and then when When he did that you have. Cpr team kind of put together a whole little a day for being a bit of eds to go out there and kind of tour the facilities and meet some of the crew members and just have a really special day. It was and it was super special to me. You know big the the son of service members of the officers even on my adopted side and to receive that flag. I legitimately. I'm speechless. I I almost burst into tears right there but I I couldn't you know on a on the field by the UFC front. All these is I had to hold it in. You know I bet. Yeah that's amazing. What a week for you men. Congratulations on the victory. Congratulations on everything. That's happening in your life. It seems like it's all coming together. I know you said in conclusion that you want to return. May June July anyone in particular that comes to mind and they're not too many guys out there that I could think of. There's just the one fifty five division so deep in the UFC. There's so many guys and I'm sure you know everybody in their mom kind of was to get after me and she'll be that I'm kind of proved that I'm just some high trade so whoever wants it man I don't care all right let's go. Well done Louisiana. Thank you so much. I appreciate violent Bob. Ross one of the great nicknames in the history of the sport another great moment for you on Saturday. Thanks for coming on. Enjoy the victory momentum. Thank you thanks for having me on all right. There is Louise's pain a big week for him beating his biological brother. He's talked about this journey. Several Times on the program and again ancestry. Dna One of the sponsors of this program and man. They should reach out to him. He should be doing those. Those commercial rates right. He should be reading that stuff. Not Me He's a walking billboard for them. He's living proof that it works to. Do you spit in the little tube ascended off and then. Voila you can learn so much about your life. And your your family's history. It's an amazing product so ancestry. Dna check him out. If you've never checked them out before all right in a matter of seconds we are going to be joined by the reigning defending UFC midway championed. The man who defends his title. I say technically for the first time on Saturday. He would say for the second time because he said that he defended his interim title back at UFC two forty-three and claims that he won the real belt. When he beat Kelvin. Gasol so I guess the the record books would say this is the first time but he would say second time and I'm not gonNA argue with him. How about that and so it goes down this Saturday against your Romero. The soldier of God earlier in the program. We spoke to you. Well now. We're going to speak to izzy before we speak to Izzy. Here's a quick recap about what this man has done over the past twelve or so months. I don't know if we'll have to tell myself that. I still think they think I'm more hype and I'm okay with that. I like high. High hype has been a part of my journey. Why not so Nice Crappy Mormon old but we live over. There was a movie or television was split some. Knock me out supposed to finish the. How's it going out? How get into what I did? I look forward to and without further ADO. We saved the best for last the reigning defending you have see midway champion. The last style bender himself Israel. I disown you're not I decide. Tell them Tom all week. I'M GONNA get crap for singer named the quote unquote wrong way. I de Sonya. I need to hear it from you. Dislike Mobile Edgy is rod dislike. Got It yes. The man there. He is. Thank you so much for doing this. And I was hoping that you'd be in bid shirtless because it kind of a thing for you. Now being on the show in bed shirtless casts off. I mean really. I mean really little cheese a little cheese. Yes that was good. That was good is he. Takes so much by the way. When did you get to Las Vegas? Lots of Vegas yesterday and my body's already used to a Beautiful Vegas Times on the beautiful vegas weather. Slow chilly right now. But in my buddy already used to was the acclimated that I've been here so many times like for example if I fought a New York City and I have to go. Maybe two and a half weeks in advance just cause. Yeah my body's not used to that yet. Okay because can I be honest? I was a little concerned when ash told me that you are only arriving on Sunday because of the time difference. Don't you have to like be there one day for every hour of the time difference? Isn't that the rule? I don't know man I told them all. Okay so you're okay with this. You don't feel like it's it's too soon. I feel great. I feel gravy all right all right and of course this is a big deal and just so I get it right. You're not defending the title for the first time. This is actually the second time according to correct if you look on my belt she look on my belt. It's got one ruby essays April I think Levin on Atlanta and in the next Rubio is October third I think in Melbourne so once Exact same fucking go one might interim title is the exact same Pelt GonNa give me a new bill. That's the undisputed title. But no they just put a ruby on. I mean think think about it logically than interim titles don't mean shit if that's the rule you know so. I mean I was the one who is actually running the division while the former champ was you know I'm sick and couldn't show up to work. You know I I was there. I was doing the fucking work. I've told you guys always champion so I wanted to built in at felt like a one building that you can see that fight back and forth and I raised my hand afterwards. I yes I won. The built in Melbourne owes more. Like told you fuck out. Power whatever era and that waiting for something to be different like a few like inland Atlanta felt like I wanted to build Melbourne. I defended the belt. All right. That's good enough for me Of course I have to ask you about this off top. After congratulate you have to say Mazal Tov to you is the Mazda? Because yes my man. You want the Halberg award for the sportsman of the year in New Zealand. I understand this very very big deal. You're the first ever combat sports athlete to ever win the sportsman of the year word for those that don't understand how big of a deal this is back home. And congratulations on not only the award but the speech as well was tremendous and very profound. How big of a deal was this for you? And were you shocked that you won this award May I wasn't really worried about me. I was thinking more. Dan made it perfectly clear tweet. He said how. Can you appreciate the meal without thinking the chef and I thought I felt Eugene with a one coach of the because of all the things he's done in a sport especially just bringing a lot of attention globally to New Zealand? And we have a lot of global people coming over now just to train it. I thought that he would have won. I didn't really care about me because I didn't. I mean it's hard to get up Ritchie. Never signed up for what Yeah I just. It's a big deal because after the end of the speech thousand vessel the speech. I don't know I was just being honest. I was as being real people. Resonated with some didn't like said stay Salty Bay I really care But Yeah It's a big deal in my. My stock has definitely gone up a lot New Zealand. And I'm Kinda shaken shaking the room a little bit because of all these puritans in all these traditionalists WanNa oh. There's still some people still stuck in the nineteen ninety-six mindset and this. I can't really stop us whether you like it or not. I look what we're doing for the sport. Look what we're doing for the country. Look what we did in a UFC Auckland and the PURITANS has been a pure church Will do whatever they do. Substan- compensation you talked a Tall Poppy Syndrome in that speech and it actually reminds me a lot of connor went through when he became a star in Ireland. There were a lot of media members talking about what is this barbaric stuff and he tried to break those barriers and did break those barriers and so since last time we spoke about since you on the belt and life has now kind of settled in for you as the man as the champion. Your defending the title Las Vegas. You feel like you're getting more love or you're getting people who are kind of wishing for you to stumble hoping for your demise. I both I definitely feel the love. I feel love a lot like already I guess. Stop and like to do that. Different places what I mean like. I have to move now. I have to move because I can't deal with like people know where I live anymore. My house is to is to close because I mean it was good. It was my first house. It was good one was my first. Ufc fight but my my career shot up so fast that NAS. Okay I need the nearest neighbor to be like a kilometer down the road and all the sixty degrees but I'm yeah I'm on the way there and yet the popularity is part of the minutes is things I've signed up for Tim. Tim From Paradigm told me someone told once I might. If the worst thing in the world that happens to you that they have someone asking photo and it happens over and over will thank God. I kind of have to remind myself that because it does get taxing and I can't keep the. Hey what's up? Aw Yay like sums. I love just chilling like I am right now and I don't like fucking Hamid off you know like if you don't have enough for the fans he was addict or it wasn't even happy to see us as I'm not as exercise to see you as you see me. Sometimes that's okay. I'm human too. I might be having a bad day. Walk like the worst was the F- Foxtrot that's in the room. Love my cat. Go run over on on the anniversary Yale University of my debut and I was just a wreck that day but then some people like some guy came at the gas station with a phone. He was on the phone. Wanted me to say hi was brother and under slight bromide catches lights at any kind of like. Aw Abra what's up and I said well what the Fuck Dude. Don't fucking put your phone. I'm putting my fucking car. It stays right. There is a sign of phone cancellation no phones near the gas pump. If you've been to a fuck they want to die for fucking they want to die for the grand you know so. I mean at the end of the day. I just have to say what Tim told me. You know if that's the worst than happens to him today will thank God. The puck unlike the guy on fire. But Shit's crazy out you mash. It's crazy in the streets area. Yeah I know and by the way I'm really sorry about your cat that's horrible. I'll process it afterwards out process everything. That's yeah man. This has been fun. Campus has been a fun cat. Like Austin now smells and Francois everything that's happened as just like synchronized yourself to this to this climax this weekend. I can't wait man. I know that you you keep your ears to the streets right you. You have your finger on the pulse. You know everything that they talk about online and you know what the number one question I got when I told the world that you're going to be on the show today. What's on my arm? Yes we see. I need your frigging fast. You're the freaking best. Better asking that yes. What is but you can only catch aids once right to was asked buddy now Just a little something. A little scrape of myself shit happens you know but whatever ups okay face when it's time I'll rub it on his face. I mean is the fight in jeopardy here right okay. I don't know. Hey I'm I'm here man. I'm here what is this going to go ahead? I've never had staff from local would would never will a main fucking hell. I've had malaria damn near eight times. What else I've had like thinks task on the phone with me. Ok. How has this affected you? Like I mean. Did you need to take time off hospital? I didn't even take antibiotics. I know I looked at enough like no and it went away this one as well when I was jet skiing. Where is it? You can't see it in this light. I had one of my my my My what do you call it my thumb knuckle? Jetski throttle after a while. It starts to like Bruce from having so much fun that one got a little little culture developing inside but then I just said no and then went away Geez. That's incredible so I if you've ever heard to say no and I'll I'll go away. Apparently so there's no concern though. Eugene told me they know whenever I used to like I'm sick I was. I guess I just say no not just show book. Itami kids so no concerns no concerns. I'M GONNA fight I'm GonNa whip semesters weekend okay. I did hear you say several weeks ago. You felt like you were a little bit behind when Kemp started but then I heard you say later on. You felt like you were a little bit to ahead and you have to dial back in the last few days so what happened there. And where are you at right now? How are you feeling? My body moves in mysterious ways. as I've been told But yeah we're good. We're exactly what we need to be. Exactly what we need to be like. I just frankly this morning as well. He's right next door. Mother Wrestling Coach. May Wrestling coach. Andre and we just yeah. It's another hugged online. Lateral drug tripton caught him before he hit the ground and non ready as my little in this morning. That guy right there franken. I lateral drug trip the Millennium Ready like this. You know after feel on it. I'm on so I kinda have to dial it back a little bit more. Just 'cause I wanNA peak right when it's time on peaking perfectly man you obviously made a massive headlines so much. Buzz was created because of the walkout prior to two forty three. You can't just have a normal walkout now right. You GotTa do something to top that correct. Why I mean now that it was to look at the impact that it had for you and your I know my noma walkouts crazy as wall but slot man. Sometimes I don't want to give away too much like the day before my UFC debut two years ago said I was February Eleventh February tenth twenty twenty. I had another metamorphosis some shit change like another one. I know exactly what this is talk about it before when I was twenty seven twenty on my birthday and again on a significant day of my life. I had another one another metamorphosis synchronized everything and like my cat died really taught me like every whatever it taught me. Life is short because you have to make things happen now so I was going to do. I don't know sometimes for this way. The UFC can shoot themselves in the foot the staff when it went win. Because you know they said no to my walkout Initially right yes. I'm just like fucking just trust me. This is my fucking show fifty thousand plus in my backyard close to my backyard. Like I'M GONNA do it my way no way so they just need to listen and trust me. I know what I'm doing with this shit. So what does that mean for Saturday and the walkout? Are they giving you trouble? You'll see you see plead the fifth. I plead the fifth much. Okay well you are thinking of something. There's something going out of your way to see on Saturday. You're showing going to do anything I know I am show off. I mean I wasn't going to do anything but the the the universe spoke to me that night now every ten so something might happen. Something might not depending 'cause I can only do so much I'm just I'm just another fight. Just another champion just another superstar that UFC. So I mean I can only do so much. We'll see I was going to do a normal walk. I walk out like before. You're getting fucking exclusive. You're good because I'm in bed. Fucking sweet talk me and I give you all the secrets. Is this how you work? Get a smirk along along. Those lines is e. I asked you last time. You're on in January. Were they treating you well? Did they give you a good deal? You said there was some things so are they treating you well. What happened trust me. I don't fight unless I don't come the bed unless again free to right so I'm here it's UFC two four eight. I'm being treated well. Okay sure you this my shower right now. You know like my infamous after after fight shower. Yes like this. So much room for activities. Walk in here to some lapses. I wanted to get it right. I made sure I let them know like Melbourne the Sweden. There was like three solid. So so you don't want people Ash Tim. Auty they make sure we go right for this one. Okay I'm happy to hear that any concerns about y'all's way we had him on earlier. He said one ninety eight ninety editor with that is. That's like ninety something Kennedy's I don't know I don't care for me. I forgot the rules of change. I thought we were still I? Kinda just use the Travis Luder Anderson Silva thing where it wasn't considered a title defense now. The rules have changed. So I'm GonNa do what I'm going to dumb. It is still became champion. Remain champion if he doesn't make way than focus on him. I get a large chunk of his check. I'm sure Abe better be getting that check so yeah. I'll make sure I get a nice chunk of that big slice but you're lying. Sure if you will you're not gonNA put your foot down and say he doesn't make one. This fight is off type of thing fucked WANNA fight. I WANNA fight still on. I forgot that rules in place. So that's all I was like well. Mining the replacement. It's because I I want this to be titled. Defensive are as long as that happens. I don't care because I'm going through. You know. A guy like him headlight him and then have that. Just be like all just another fight left block that I'm playing for keeps on. This is a legacy so I need the head on my mantelpiece in. Houston is possible that he went up to in the dance off. Department the BACKFLIP. The splits all that did he get the best of you there. I mean you know He. He stole the moment. Like I've lost many of my life. Trust me I've won many clancy but he stole the moment so in that moment. You can't try to recreate at all like recapture it. Because I mean it's to do a backflip when you have twelve pound gold shoulder something that he would never have. It's hard to it's odds but he stole the moment. So that's a kill off. You just gotTa let it go. Let it go him. I said he can win a dance battle. I'll win the fucking war. What did you say to him? When you guys were squaring off there are said. I spoke Spanish to him. I remember spokesman said all you speak Spanish. I was like a little gust Spanish back. They started edited or Saxena Spicy. Is that war will will not smoke. You'll bought to him. I said I'm speaking Spanish to you. Just because you don't understand you to speak Spanish to you said that your bottom and then I said and then he kissed me back my heart and elaborate your heart and your face a break your heart and yeah. I was that and then you had a second press conference. It was shades of the infamous T. J. dillashaw hennion. Barral faceoff were Bournemouth. I'm sure you've seen this because you you've seen everything online. Where browse on screen and dillashaw squaring off one of the more bizarre faceoffs. This time he was like above you and you're sitting there and of course you made the nine eleven reference which you have since apologized for you regret saying that and did you take anything away from that. Like about maybe trying to slow down. He's not get too excited when you're up there on stage talking making references and whatnot. Nah Not really like I I. I said what I said but then after as soon as I left I kinda saved in the room. I saved with like what too soon and then I kinda ease the tension a little bit but then obviously there's the the real outrage and then there's going to be the fake outrage that just all like you the monkey in Brazil in the heat I bet you. He doesn't even know where he was when nine eleven happened. I know where I was. I remember how I felt but bitch. He doesn't even know he's order due to debt. I never made fun. Anyone ever made a joke. I just made a reference to something that actually happened but I was like you know what that must be triggering for some people saw. It does my bet on that one but I don't think I need to slow down and Avian I just operated. The speed is the speed operate at an eventually. I'll say some stupid again. I don't know I says it's it's a numbers game it's probabilities bountiful. At some point. So I don't I don't like all this Ladonna changed my tactics not just be careful my words but I'm going to operate at the same speed and I'm gonNA fuck up again so get ready for your fake outrage and the ruins. How do you feel about cost of flying to the event and being there on Saturday ringside? He said he's going to do this. Foggy already been in Melbourne Deneen. We already had that whole thing after the fight. It's it's it's over now. He needs to do something else to get up for this season for the spot. I'll see what the landscape of the middleweight division is. Because he's still talking list. I'm GonNa pop before you saw does guarantee that. But he's still on my list and me. We'll see I don't really I didn't even know I just. This is breaking news to me so I don't know We'll see also that the event we'll see. Who Else is there? I wonder if John Jones is going to be there. You think he'll show up. Don't care don't care. I mean what's he gonNA do can lost his last fight on some scorecards. You know so. I've stopped me up sample so long. I said I saw him in New York. It was in the Las Vegas when he fought Santos Soda. I needed to see live and I was like he's not it ever learn the and then after the last idea like Oh Shit. Maybe he was right. I've seen the fucking thing fucking know what to do. Let me just work led be work? Please let me work okay. I'm sorry but did you think race won that fight. Yeah I give it to raise. It depends on how you want to score it. I think John was welcomed a stolen in. This may be an objective. Glad I'm GONNA fucking judge. Mostly I'm glad I'm going to judge but it was either way either way trust me. I raised definitely put it on in Jones. Came later around and put it on a puts it on later again. I can do it all night long. And Look at the virus fun enough by going against the flight. I wasn't having fun fucking dug deep in a blitz a blitz a guy that wouldn't go down and I made them go down over and over and over again yes. I don't know if you know this. But I sat down with John recently in Albuquerque and he didn't really like it when I brought you up. Can I play you a clip of of him answering my question and get your response? All right here it is a long. Lean middleweight What would present me much problem? Especially when I got my hands. I don't know put them to the ground Yeah people people are can eat up what he's saying but the truth of the matter is he's scared today. I've so far ahead when it comes to. I mean you name it in every sense of this game. I'm so far ahead of this kid so the fact that I am even talking about him right now. I'm just GonNa Stop Your response. I think already responded to that. I can't remember you was the same shit. Like dwell. Look scared era on my man affair. You've met me. Do I look like a man I mean this is? I'M GONNA FIGHT. Right now that I shouldn't have to be in a lot of managers would be like not fight back. Guy. Let's let's wait it out. Let's do something else. Fare does not bother me. It's something that I rise to the occasion and he's jealous when I've been saying this as jealous he's going to see what I do this weekend. On the stocks shoot up. It'll be like book. I something my last night in this guy. Did this historic just writing. Get Jealous again. He's GonNa get Salty. Come on man I mean what else am I going to say? I I set the date told you what's going to happen going to my own pace. They're not going to make me move my hand. I so yeah I've said what I said. There's nothing more to add to it. If you say something stupid I'll rebuttal but I never really talk about a molest. I'm asked about him. You asked me about him talking about your coach. Gene doesn't say a lot but he does bring up stay a lot he does talk about. And we don't really want the Jones which is You know obviously have an even bigger jump. How'd you feel about this idea? I think he brought it up in submission radio or an interview side by Cyprus and what they get me wrong like I love the idea I at least rotavirus I like effect. He just brought it up. Live as like okay not thought about I was I never even put my myself in that bracket yet so I haven't really thought about it much but look people that look after me. I trust them with my life. I trust them with my health. Trust the what my record extra. So what my my career. He sees the benefits that we can. We can reap in that by. Ac vendors can taken that fight and guess what I've done. Boxing for a heavyweight kickboxing off for that and trained heavyweights as well. You know this things. We can do things that you guys ever seen in my game yet. You guys haven't been seen in my game yet. So yeah entire. You've seen snippets of my grappling. You since lipids of Mon- wrestling. Maybe I don't know have you know maybe but inside you gotta find out like these. A lot of things that can be taken advantage in. This fight came size matters. One always just a couple minutes left here with izzy again. Thank you so much. For the time he returned to action on Saturday. Ufc Two forty eight. I loved his budding friendship. That you have with Darrin till you guys sending each other. Dmz and whatnot. Had this. Come about Mega Manila for the first time. And you know you know me. I'm a man of my. I don't mince where does I can't wait till would fight like lifestyle is I am. It's an wait okay. And Yeah you know. He's he says he's able Kogas not eight and when it's time I'll show seizes. Oh my okay. So he is on the hit list as well despite the the the friendly banter. Yeah I mean fight. My friends used to me and then go out and inspiring sometimes seem him Brad. Go at it and it's like we're not like these guys all fucking try kill each other just killing each other sake but we can turn it up specifically to certain parts of the body and certain degrees when it's time and it gets pretty flat was five at like good. We're trying to better each other so I fought my blood brother you know. I said in before a fight my grandma. But she's dead. What you know things happen eventually. Some of these guys are GonNa get hit whether you're on a buddy or enemy or this beef beef Vegan or whatever at the end of the day we're GonNa get it everyone's GonNa get including old. Darren tell even Jack Kennedy near like the guy like everyone. I'm the guy with the belt. I'm the guy ever almost targets I know livable small my face in near Buddy buddy by no they want what I have so I must stupid a beanie before I've seen this happened before I've been betrayed many times. Sign Buddy Buddy cool and I am friendly with Darren. I'm friendly with Lotta guys but I make no mistake. I know exactly what they want. Ondo exactly why trying to get close to me. Will you gotTa keep your first closed enemies closer and to go to that Auckland Event and to repeat repeat and to see? What your your teammates. Did you know two weeks prior to yours. Does that give you an extra boost? Did you feel inspired after that? All right my guys did this and now it's my turn. The timing seems to have worked very well for you from afar you talk about timing assets in chronicity. Everything is perfect aerial. Everything is falling into place. Exactly should man. What we're doing right now is going to be legendary. The way team was rocking right now. It's going to be written in the History Book. GonNa be like some some trojans show with the Trojan horse how we invaded the game and took it over the years to come man. I'm inspired man watching the way. Even Brad he was my favorite out of all the three. He was my favorite fight because of owned it he owned the moment in a shot. Mike we didn't hear anything. There is Ole temps out. Hello S. my guys further. Unfinished this first. One Minute left. Got Your does it. You didn't WANNA finish. Usa Senior inspired by bread. It's by but yeah I mean he's a guy the guy that You know North fight because he you know he had a nice comeback in the UFC spinning back. Kick He's you know. A lot of the dynasty grew a guy that you know like everyone associates than what could be the dominance of of endeavor side of the world. They're fucking motherfuckers man. Bradley Thailand Years. I'm being trained with these guys for years. I think Brad said like the fight. Kinda go set up by the study wasn't a tiger. There were like if I scattered by this guy. Like kinda hoping he'd lose embrasse on the moment man Rock them in the first round. Rock them in a second and just own. The moment of the third and I was inspired by that I was really inspired by that. That just razz one of my favorite fighters in the world bond on this simply. What discuss. He's so different from me a that I can do. Sometimes this is beautiful to watch last thing. I know you've said you want to be the first man to finish. Yoel in the UFC. But I've also heard you say you want five male shutout you kind of feel like it's GonNa go that way on the Monday before the fight. What are you predicting My predicting the money before the I'd say I still want that. Five Mil shot. That's what I'm ready for. You know like I said people gas and I know for fact was GONNA get tied. I in I know people that easy to finish when they get tired. You look at Whitaker. When he was finding look cost that he when he was fighting in recent fights they were all just gas. Everyone does gassing like they look at me in the deep waters man. Call Me Mega Don. 'cause I'M A fucking shock? A swim with them. Eat THEM UP. So yeah I WANNA fight mill shutout boy if they can't if they drown drown if indicted S. It is your thank you so much. I really appreciate this. Please keep that arm. Okay healthy no say no to it. No go back inside and all my okay. Wow all right. That looks a St Jude. Stephen Adams says hello. Well even. That's my guy. I saw that interview respect to him. Ease event. I don't why sees me as the elder we're not that old foggy Nelson what. He means respect to him shots. At least the wolf even want respect. Thank you so much. Good luck on Saturday vary is Israel Adesanya the reigning defending. You have seen it away. Champion of the world. Wow what a performance out of him on this program you always brings it great stuff as always great insight and he headlines. You see to forty eight on Saturday. I'm off to Las Vegas on Thursday. What a car should I run down some of the notables? We got a second here. Who Do we have Pollyanna Vienna on the early prelims at six thirty PM Eastern? 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Mike Naig Addresses 'Unsolicited' Foreign Seed Deliveries

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Mike Naig Addresses 'Unsolicited' Foreign Seed Deliveries

"In. Lebanon even on the big show clock by Quin, and the big show back in your radio today after being on the road yesterday. Yes as in your radio as well. Just not starting out in the same place, we were celebrating the Morgan good farm neighbor award with the Swanson Family Near. Galt. Iowa hats off the Swanson Family they're doing a wonderful job up there and what a day we had with those folks visiting with them. Big. Thank our Secretary of Agriculture Mike Nag for joining us as well. Coalition to support Iowa's farmers are presenting sponsor. What a day well coming up eleven. Oh, eight on the big show clock Andy. We had a wonderful day yesterday and I, know you had some things up on the website, some pictures and whatnot, and some things from the presentation of the organ good. Farm. Neighbor Award. So another thing that I sent over to you and I. WanNa talk a little bit about here before we get started by the way, we're going to be talking with Megan Anderson coming up here gets him a boots on. On the ground eyeballs out in the field, and then we'll be joined by Secretary of Agriculture. Mike. Coming up after twelve hour from now, and we're going to catch up more on these mysterious packets of seed. They're showing I haven't heard of from any of our farm folks that have picked up any I, think the main target has been gardeners You know with with these. So going to find out now about that. Well, they want back, right? Yeah. Yeah. China would like to have those back I'm not sure if they're like Jack, and the beanstalk type seeds where they send him to yen, you grow monster cropper or or and that's what the US is trying to find out Apparently, it is against rules and regulations to send she seeds on authorized through the mail and China Post happens to be a part of that organization. So they would like to find out who was responsible for that as well. we have a situation coming up at the fairgrounds. I don't know whether to call it the state, fair. The State, fair twenty twenty or the state. Fair Limited a limited edition. Is that what the official name limited edition in other words, people can't go to the state fair and observe and and walk around and and get the deep fat fried everything on a stick but the livestock competition is going to be held and a lot of these four H. FA youngsters have been working hard all year to be able to exhibit livestock. They're going to have an opportunity to do that, and you'll be able to listen in and and find out what's going on there, and also celebrate their livestock projects with them on the radio on the big show because big show's going to be at the What would you call it the Iowa, state. Fair. I. Believe it's special especially in special special edition issue with the four H.. FFA shows that We will have an opportunity to to hear all about in the comfort of your truck or home, right, and that's right in a home state. Fair experience. We deliver it, show you delivered to wherever you would like and you. You don't have to worry about tossing them in in the compost pile because it won't grow the. So we're going to be there and we're GONNA be talking to these young folks and celebrating with them in, it's going to be a Thursday, Friday Saturday event. But here's the deal a I think we have the website up for volunteers. mindy has contacted me and there is an opportunity and a need for some volunteers to help out and You can do everything from direct traffic to let people, in gates, and be in charge of that for a shift or to or how about this one, and this was We had our our young intern with, US yesterday Lydia. And she's she's wonderful. She did a nice job But she was reading the volunteer list and get this one Andy. You can sell state fair cookies. out of the member of the Barksdale Cook stands. Cookies by the the Cup there. You can volunteer and be in that and Lydia thought she'd do that for every day of the fair. or eat them well. Quality control is important. You're saying is that the position and so? I think there's opportunity to even work in the cookies State. Fair cookie booth there as well. So lot lots of things you can. You can volunteer for, and we'd sure like to direct you to the website and I, think you have that posted I and I believe on that website, they have all the different shifts times available. Yet. They do not give you a few more specifics to it's I was state fair to volunteer local DOT. COM will get you directly there or you can go whol radio DOT COM. You can hover over the menu icon. You know the three little dashes in the upper left hand corner, click on the big show, and we'll get you there and fixed up with the volunteer ship because you know what the requirements that are in place Bob and It actually is more labor intensive to try and do these shows than it used to be in the past. So any all help is certainly appreciated. You Bet, well, we appreciate the what the fares doing in getting these young folks recognize being able to display their their livestock short of the state fairs. Big Deal I. Mean, I don't care what you say at. That is a that is a big deal and we're happy that We can be part of that as well. coming up Andy when you find out right now, three big things we need to know. Well, you just mentioned one of them asking volunteers as we're right around the corner from special edition of the Iowa State Fair, they're looking for folks to help out put on these shows as it's going to take quite a bit of labor for those three weekends. See An August. The Marketing Director Mindy Williamson, says that they are quote grateful for any volunteers we can get and would like you to go to Iowa state fair dot volunteer local dot. com to sign up for a shift. Deserving the voice when it comes to milk pricing, it's kind of interesting. We're talking about fair and transparent cattle markets. Well, American. Farm. Bureau Chief Economist John Newton says they've got some policy recommendations out following a year long working group. It would bring the same thing with the milk marketing delegates. Pass January adopted many of those policies including giving farmers, an opportunity to test and. And individual a confidential ballot improving the price discovery in milk pricing formulas improve the risk sharing between processors and dairy farm first, and then more uniformity in how bill pricing and pulling provision operate around the ten federal milk marketing orders So committed to make things fair. He says is the overall goal. He adds the outside of the two thousand, eighteen farm bill there. Are a number of challenges, some related to Covid nineteen others unrelated to Covid nineteen that highlight the need for reforms. receive. One of these packages unsolicited in the form of jewelry or at least labeled as jewelry coming from China. I Would Department of AG and Land Stewardship has put out a phone number can find it on the big show website five, one, five, two, eight, one, fifty, three, twenty, one, and officials say do not open the CPAC. It don't plant the seed or attempt to destroy it as all of that would be biosecurity violation. Now, we'll talk with I was secretary bag Mike, Nag about this a little bit later on But he says, they'll handle all of that in a safe manner interestingly enough now, the reports out of China are they're not quite sure where these things came from either and would like them back for testing. So it's an evolving situation that we've covered and are covering here for you. Today on the big show eleven fifteen reads the big show clock and those are the three big. Today's top stories in agriculture and the analysis you trust. This is the big Joe. Eleven, twenty on the big show flock. Bob Quinn here in the big show, you know I was thinking the other day. who in in pondering this, who might be my favorite agronomist of all time and it it? It came. As no surprise that Megan. Anderson is in a class all by herself. You See. And and that that's number reasons is Megan's smart knows all this stuff. But she also picks up the phone when I call her and she she even let me send her pictures of things I see in the field and she identifies him for me. So Meghan, welcome back the big show how you doing. Man I'm doing really well after that introduction Oh. Yeah. Well, well. You do a wonderful job out there and I do appreciate Say. I, have sent. And I'm not kidding. You hear it could. You could verify as me. I've seen pictures of bugs and things that I I have no idea what they are and you. You've identify them and send them send the picture back. So that's good stuff. Now. What's going on I was corn and bean fields boots on the ground eyeballs out in the field here for the next four minutes or so central Iowa area rainfall are are we doing? Okay? Are we catching up? How are we looking? we are certainly not catching up for the most of us if anything people seem to be following falling further and further behind and fortunately. Except far southern Madison County, I hear that they are taking the reins from everybody. Well, there seems to be a gentle slope. Yeah. We have been blessed. Go Go ahead. Yeah. So we they're they're definitely been some pockets that in the last week have gotten maybe an inch to an inch and a half of rain across the area. Most people caught at least a little bit, but it seems like. We're seeing that kind of dry area creep further and further east. Even as we look toward, you know this kind of forecast of not getting much rain in the future. So let's You know, I'm hopeful. But the forecast is wrong like it's been so many time this summer that maybe we will get some rain. Well you're you're making big time friends with Jerry and ridder right now. Jerry has our meteorologist. Now Megan, let let me ask you this We're. We're seeing a lot of undecided applications out there. What are you? What are you saying? I would say that Greenlee spot his definitely picked up in the lower canopies and some of these areas that have caught more of the rain. So Kinda, might you know what? I thirty five isn't a real great Designation. Kind of the eastern part of my territory has caught some more rain thinking more of the leaf spot I've seen just a little bit of southern rust. down in the canopy, and of course, as we all know, there was just a little bit of tar spot found here in central. Iowa, they're all mostly sticking to the lower canopy, but I wasn't a field earlier this week where that Greeley spot had made it. Maybe a couple leaves above the year lease. So so there are some diseases on the move for sure I haven't been very much. Field though I will say that. Yeah, had Megan. Are you out in the field today. I, am about to head out in the field. What I get off the phone with you guys, GonNa. Go look fighter might send some of our drier areas. So I I've gotten a couple of phone calls about that and gotten some suspicious descriptions of. Of Soybean plants that maybe you're starting to take on a yellow or even kind of a rusty color from far, and people are worried about spider Mites, kind of been that Western Dallas, southwest Boone County area at least in my area where we're drier and then further west, of course, whether even drier yet. To aphids all this dry weather. That'd be fairly common past without any rain, right? Yeah, and I heard from some folks mostly, you know Brian laying up in northeast Iowa he keeps a pretty close eye on. And he has seen increasing infestation. And then increasing numbers as well. the really hot temperatures aren't great for the kids though but we are going to get cooler here. So so those will probably be some better conditions where we've got the combination of the dry and more moderate temperatures for this aphids to to take off. So we'll want to be keeping an eye on them for sure won't make. Make it again. Thanks so much for joining us and when when we call you, we like to have you on the radio here. Not I've got about a minute and a half left and I'm asking for a friend here. This isn't the anything that's on my farm, of course. But what can you tell me about these apple trees? It's picking up the Cedar Rust. I've got a tree. It looks like an old old rusty piece of machinery and I've been told that these cedar trees which I love anyway are is causing my apples to my apple trees to get rusty. I cannot tell you anything about that. Bob. But I did sure fine to contact for you to talk to you about your apple tree asking somebody else here now. I mean, we really do have a great Hort line on campus who can answer really fantastic horticultural. But. That is absolutely not my area of expertise. To try. These Cedar Cedar Trees Apparently, they cast something out and they turn these leaves the look like they're all rusty and I I I'd like to take on a statewide eradication of Cedar trees to begin with. You talking about an invasive we? Owe. Invasive. Species. Hall my goodness gracious well. Hey take care of yourself. We'll talk to you again. All. Right. Good. You Bet make it. Anderson She something else Megan Anderson joining us here. State University. She's our extension agronomist and voted by Andy as the best in the state. So eleven thirty here. Andy we have a special guest ahead. Joe Merson will be with us as we'll find out what he's seeing. Southeastern Iowa versus seeds, a West Point great tractor key big should record closer next on big show. Eleven thirty five on the big show clock. We are cranking up the big show machine today by win with it back from a whirlwind tour of north. Central, Iowa yesterday where we celebrated with the Swanson family. The latest winners were good farm neighbor. Award. WE'RE GOING TO BE HEARING ANDY coming up here with some insight and farm news and Mike Nags going to be joining us here. But Oh, half hour or so away, we're going to kind of dive into what's going on with these seeds showing up in people's mailboxes. But right now, Andy we have on the telephone line number one, one of our good and longtime tractor cade sponsors and not only tractor, Kate? Kate sponsors, but tractor cade hosts from time to time I have eaten brought worse right off the loading dock there with the folks from seed. But you talk about a pioneer in seed and in soybean seed research, these guys are at I was telling somebody the other day says, These folks are House of new varieties out there the you could hit with everything except blow torch and they're going to stand up So talk about tractor, Kate first off Andean Tell us what's going on. Yeah, absolutely. You're talking about Bra brought worse to Joe who's with us. Now, you could probably Joe lay claim to the the best meal ever had on. Those things are amazing. Andy well I all I first of all Bob to Kinda. Okay. A little bit of an exaggeration. Maybe they're a little bit, but we appreciate it. But Andy, when it comes to rottweilers, what's points noted for Sonny's homemade brought worse right here in town and they're they're awful. Good. They certainly are, and we've had the pleasure of experiencing a few times. So what are you seeing out in the Field Joe, when when you're out and about some decide applications going on I would imagine. Farmers never have a day off and they're worrying about the weather. The markets are out there in the field taking care of that crop. So Y-, the crop down here, it looks good to rain. We just recently got. You know we're we're on target for above trend line yields in southeast Iowa and if I've been over was over to Springfield Illinois here on Monday and they look like they have a great crop trauma coming onto. So everybody's optimistic and we hope we can keep those exports going and move that price up a little bit but. I, we gotta fill the bins and you know then we'll worry about the price leader I assume. You've always Bob and mentioned. You've always got some cutting edge research going on. So what are you looking at this summer? What trials are you working on what you're testing? Well. There's there's a fundamental uncertainty going on right now when it comes to soybean seed and particularly when it comes to traits. With the the dike Campbell, able vacated here. right at springtime puts a big question mark about you know what farmers GonNa us as their major weed, killer next year, and your soybeans, and obviously mercer seeds have a front row seat when it comes to enlist e three soybeans and that's the two four D product combined with glufosinate and of course, Liberty Link, GT, twenty seven, which is Libyan link. Also, we fascinate and life to say, so we feel we're in a good position to farmers an alternative to die Campbell solution. So we're looking forward to talking to them about that and give them giving them that option. And I would imagine that's a conversation that. Maybe ought to be had sooner rather than later as. Those supplies. Maybe could be an issue if there's a big rush in that direction. That's a possibility, but I I can tell you a Muslim seeds. We anticipated stronger demand. So our supplies are good, but yes, it's always smart to or receipt early and to to get the right variety. They want a new and one of the things that. Muslim. Seats we don't believe in the cell and substitute method I mean, we just don't believe in it. We believe deals deal. So when you order your seat from us, you're GonNa get delivered what your order and I would definitely think about ordering my soybean before harvest this year. Well. Tell you what thanks so much for what you've done here with tractor. Kate over the years. We really appreciate really do I. I gotTa Ask you one final question here though last time. I, was down at your place the all had this the Herkie, the Hawk Guy. And he was kind of a big mosaic of seed of corn, you still have that. Yes her hawk, actually a special arguing, hawk? It's an F. Erkki Hawk Mitch's American needs farmers, and it's made out of corn and soybeans, which is were glued to fiberglass pose superman pose, and it was from the hurricanes on parade in Iowa. City here which they do every ten years, and then they auction them off and the and the proceeds went to united way in, and that's where we bought it. How well I have my picture taken with it so. Oh. My thanks a lot. Joe, we'll be talking to you again. Thank you Bob. Thank you, Andy. You Bet how about that? I like those folks and either? Good? Picture that you've ever had taken with herkie right. Grad. Now. Here's the deal. You may call Iowa state and they may have to look long and hard to admit that I'm an Iowa State Grad but. I'm. Not. GonNa say I was one of their star cast of students coming out of there. But Yeah, I did I modeled my way through is State and I appreciate the folks that they're putting up with me as well. we'd find out three big things you need to know right now being brought to you by your Iowa soybean farmer. Help, wanted for the twenty twenty special edition, Iowa State Fair trade around the corner actually begins a week from tomorrow. Be Three weekends showcasing the hard work, superior showmanship and dedication. If I was four H. and FFA youth, it'll follow all. I would department of public, health, and CDC recommendations for distancing hand washing and sanitation. But there are nita some gate help in need of some traffic direction and even cookie sales people. If you can believe that you can find a link to get signed up for a shift or several on the big show website. Looking. For fairness, we talk about this in transparency that Kennel markets quite a bit but also they're looking at this for the milk markets. American Farm Bureau, Chief, economist, John, Newton says, they've got some policy recommendations that would do just that after a year long review by a farm bureau working group. Are Voting delegates. This past January adopted many of those policies including giving farmers an opportunity to task the individual confidential ballot, improving the price discovery in milk pricing formulas improved risk sharing between processors and dairy farmers, and then more uniformity in how bill pricing and pulling provision operate around the ten federal. Milk. Marketing. Orders. Now. He also says that outside of the twenty eighteen farm bill, there are some substantial. Challenges some related to Covid nineteen and others maybe not so much. But all highlight the need for reform. You're not open if you get seeds from China, the Department of Agriculture releasing guidance on how you should handle these things which show up. In a package claiming to be jewelry, they say, don't open, don't plan them and certainly don't try to destroy them. That would be a biosecurity hazard since the unknown origins of these unlabeled seeds good being dangerous. USDA considers this practice unsolicited seeds through the mail to be illegal and I was secretary of Mike. Next says, if you get one of these things, call five, one, five, two, eight, one, fifty, three, twenty, one, and they'll handle the pickup and the destruction in a safe manner. It is eleven forty, three, hundred big show clock, and by the way, Mike will address this with in about twenty minutes on today's show. Those are the three big thing. Ought. To the minute commodity prices and market analysis that make sense. This is the big Joe. Eleven fifty five on big Phil Walk a day. We had yesterday celebrating with the Swanson. Family. You talk about a great family there that doesn nice job producing agricultural goods fact and before I get too far along here is telling you story about Iceland and going up there and seeing the northern everything. It jogged my head here. Andy is I got a note from a fellow who said I heard you talk about Iceland says I was there as he was serving in the air force and he signed the name and I kind of thought. Maybe I I recognize the name, and then he said I drive the nineteen eighty John Deere tractor, the Nineteen Eighteen John Deere tractor and Bang Immediately. Who It was isn't that weird. Yeah. We've been on. So many of these tractor extravaganzas that I can identify people more by the tractor they drive than anything else. So big shout to young Mike there in Marshall. Town. But again, with with the Swanson Family I was talking to them, they have Four daughters and They're. They're blessed with some very bright young young children there, and they're going to be involved in agriculture, and of course, we like to see that But was Talkin Johnson's like it sounds like the if you if you no matter what major egg company you're. To learn about all you gotta do is go up and see STU and Laurie and family, and one of their kids works for now you. May Tell you a little secret. This is This is this is a behind the scenes piece that no one else is ever going to know about except you and me. And all those folks listen and then from from central Nebraska. Kentucky. But you see the the young ladies They're all three of them. one young lady, high school, and three of them are working like you say in the industry, well, they they were all They're at home to celebrate because they don't live at home So they all came home celebrate and they were all. Working. From from home farm there. Who and they all happen to be apparently on conference calls. At the Same time. With a different different big time outfit. So they said we had to find some areas where we could close the doors you know and. Concentrate. So yeah, that's and we're just having some fun with those folks I. I was going to mention though that stews Dad Ron. was leader of the corridors here Few years back. So strong strong representation there of of agriculture, and you know he he mentioned a couple of things that didn't sink in on my way home. But. He said within a mile and a half. you can see almost a, you know a big part, I'll agriculture. What did you say seven and a million laying? Chickens. Thousands of pigs being raised here of course, acres and acres of corn and soybeans. So. Hey. We're GONNA to talk with our secretary, of agriculture, I guy of agriculture here in the state of Iowa coming up on the big show. Live from the hy-vee Studios. This is newsradio Ten, forty W. H. O.. Well twelve on the big show clock Bob Quinn, the big show today, and we're GONNA. Be talking about some seeds that are showing up in mailboxes. With some folks, Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Nag Joining us on the telephone line today secretary nagging I were part of the celebration yesterday at the Swanson Farm. Board we have a good time. Mike. I gotTA. Tell You I. I. I like it when we can be out in the countryside I mean, if I could do that every day. Oh. Man. That'd be that'd be great stuff that that really is. That's that's big time stuff for me. There's something going on here and we're trying to get the bottom of it and I know you guys are as well. But some folks have been getting some seeds in the mail unsolicited. The pictures I've seen just kind of showing up with the person's name and address on it and people are thinking that they're coming from China and they look like they could be some kind of a vegetable cedar tree seed or something like that But really it's it's probably something that people ought to not not try and plant. So tell us what's going on. What do you know? You Bet in her small good to be back, and we did have a wonderful wonderful visit with the ones in family yesterday now, I not to make you jealous. But I am on the road today again, I'm up in hardened and and Grundy counties look looking around. So we're we're out doing a rain dance right now but yeah. The the seed situation, very, very interesting. It's happening really all across. The country we're, getting. Reports. Multiple States. And here in Iowa, we're asking people. If you do receive unsolicited package of scenes something, you didn't order We want you to call or what asking you, the call I would department of Agriculture so weak and get your information, and and we'll be like we need to get those teams into our possession working with USDA to find out just what exactly is going on here and I think a couple things that I'm thinking about one in. This is probably most likely a consumer protection issue first, and foremost, which is a brushing scam and. The away for online vendors to increase their their positive customer reviews what they choose. They send these unsolicited items of no value. They stolen your identity, they then right a false positive review of the customer experience, and then that allows them to do more business online. We think that follows this. Kind of pattern however from the environmental side of this. Regardless we don't. We're GONNA, assume that there's things in those packages that we do not want planted in Iowa or released in any way shape or form, and so again, that's why we're asking folks. If you've got one of these packages that you've received please call us and we'd like to connect with you and get those seeds in in our possession. So we can investigate further. Yeah. Hey, Mike it's the in that What you just said, sort of reminds me of how say Palmer Amaranth came to be a resistant wheat into a certain extent water in this state, also, it just takes. A couple of seeds in these things can multiply very quickly. They can, and that's why. We won we wanted to confirm want to know what it is, and so that's why we're working with US and other states to collect the get them to USDA laboratory so that work can be done and in the meantime because of that point that you just made, let's assume that it's something we don't want to even if it's not an various, you know. effort to get something here. Intentionally, it may unintentionally some of those seeds. Because by the way we're seeing all kinds, shapes, sizes, manner of speed FACEBOOK page Agriculture Department of Agriculture facebook page. We've got some pictures there of some of the packages if you've got questions, but you can see from those pictures that there's a variety, it's not just one kind of seed that we're seeing. This is This is crazy there any. A have you been able to determine Mike who who has been targeted like saint say gardeners. It doesn't seem like maybe full-time farmers necessarily have gotten many of these. But doing know who they're primarily going to at this point. Now, at this point I think it's too soon to say, we don't believe that we've identified any particular targeting again, it aims the. Broad. Broad Swath of just folks You know that are all all walks of life and all backgrounds and locations that are were getting, and again, we've only received about one hundred, fifty phone calls to the department. Now, we we do despite that number will go up as as media reports are a little more widely circulated but you know again, that's part of. Gathering information doing the investigation and working together with states across the country to figure out what exactly going on. Yeah. Talking with the Secretary of Agriculture. Mike Nag Being brought to you by the folks that hurts real estate services farmland auction brokerage evaluations. Big. Thank. You. To hurts real estate services hey. sector got as far as these seeds though and we're talking about going what's going on here in Iowa I. Mean that's that's our home court, but we've had reports from California all the way to Virginia of people getting these Seeds in the mail. So I would say if they have a mailing list, it is a pretty big one. Yes and again. We, don't believe that that. Obviously, we're not just being targeted here. This is happening in as I as I've interacted with my colleagues across the country, lots of departments of agriculture involved and and certainly USDA as well and. It's just an interesting interesting situation because of course, this may give us an opportunity to take a closer look at how do things arrive in the United States and and do we need to be looking a little more closely at more things like this, and so I I think you know we'll have an opportunity here to learn something, and maybe that makes them adjustments. But yes, it's the bar. As we can tell, it's widespread across the country. Well, secretary. Thank you so much and we're going to keep updated with this, and we'll probably check in with you again here next day or two because we want to kind of get a handle on this stock was Mike. Thanks. You Bet Secretary of Agriculture Mike Nag. Joining us today boy, Andy, that has a head scratcher. of You know you think you might know how they get a mailing list. But we have heard reports so like I say everywhere from California all the way to. Virginia. So I think twenty nine states maybe now on the. List that has been received. So this isn't what you call. Just your typical run of the mill mailing lists. These folks have gotten a hold of. So we'll talk markets coming up here on the big show. Nate, we need to find out what's going on Nathan. Fisher? By the way is the guy that we call nate and he's the fellow that follows weather for us as well. He also pushes all the buttons out there and he has tremendous ability to make us sound real bad if he wants to. So we we thank him for not doing that. For. Even, if he feels like it so. Again. Thanks for what you do for us here on the big show, we need to take a look at what's going on with whether though and the soybean belt. We talk about, of course, stretches from the DAKOTAS through Minnesota all the way down to the Delta, week pretty much got a handle on what's going on here in the Upper Midwest. What's going on the southern part? Talking about the Delta region assure seeing some heavier rain across Missouri. This week, and that's going to stretch down into the Delta right now, seeing heavier showers move across northern and central Arkansas, another band coming through into. into the state here in the next couple of hours, and they will have scattered showers of rain expected all the way into the weekend, some of those heavy at times more in the northern areas of the Mississippi Delta against stretching down from the system's going through Missouri and even stretching up here into southern Iowa here throughout this week with. Yes. Isolated showers expected all the way into the weekend temperatures there near normal all the way until Friday, then dropping down to just near to below normal over the weekend starting into next week back up to normal by the end of next week in the Mississippi. Delta? Bob. Yeah and you know that that rainfall. Looks like we may get brushed up against it in. Southern. Iowa. We'll take. We'll take that thinking back to this past weekend. We did pick up some some fairly decent rain we're, and we're grateful for we needed it in sections of southern I. We need a lot of sections state of Iowa. So splash water would not hurt most places. Now, there's some folks that are sitting on a lot more water than others, but for the most part, we could certainly use rainfall and it's nice. We have had a cool down a little bit in temperatures anywhere as we're moving through pollination season pass pollination season for the most part in Ohio fields going to talk with the folks from BASF BASF. Wednesday were celebrating coming up on the big show. Twelve, thirty, five on the Wednesday. Big Show. And I say Wednesday. Because it is be a SF Wednesday with US and mark store is on the telephone line with us. Mark B ASF started off on our Wednesday agronomy talk back in April. You took us through planning time. You took us through the early growth stages in through pollination also into Fund aside treatment time. So big thank you to the folks from BASF. Let's talk about what's going on right now, kind of fly a fifty thousand feet. What's things looking like in your neck of the woods? With a look, really good right here in Story County in Nevada. So we've been very very fortunate here, but you don't have to go too far west to me, and that's when the draft kicks in. So we still have that pocket and West Central Iowa that continues to grow. And Last night, check. Bob. senator grow, really good corn. You need a minimum of about. Anywhere from nineteen to twenty, three inches of rain are a water. I should say realizing that half of that can come from the subsoil, but we've been We've been really parched in some of these areas of the state so. Could definitely putting on things. and. General, crop, development. Market, it looks like in some areas were as much as what eight ten days ahead of where we normally are. I think we did do do catch up I made didn't help us out. We did plant timely. But. We kind of You know we're spinning our wheels there for a lot of May when we didn't get the growth degree days. But then we've had some excellent growing conditions after that or we're just again shorter rain and some of these areas. But I guess the benefit, the good side as we did have a full tank going into the season. So you know we know a good soils can hold up to about two inches of water per. So again that top five foot can provide ten inches of rain. The growing season. That early planted corn was allowed to return deep. So it's made use of that and so It's to tap the profile out, and we're at the point where we're going to need some time, raise finish off, but it's going be I. think a big balance some really really good yields and some disappointing yields in some areas. It just Kinda depends on how mother nature treats us from this on this time out. But the good side looks like some cooler temperatures imminent. Maybe we're GONNA shower tonight. We'll take that and we'll take the cooler temperatures as well. Hey, we're seeing some planes flying out there. fungicide application. What are you saying? Well. A Lotta guys wrapping up soybeans. That's really kind of the key time. I think on beans. If you're applying a full refund, your side the generally the bang for the buck is that at are three timing we basically say our to our four. But if I had to pick a specific timing, I'd say are three and a lot of our beans are right there. Now a stage beans last week, and they were just closing in on our three and I think that's a pretty common staged throughout at least a lot of central Iowa and against Northern Iowa. Maybe some areas of southern whether they're pushing a little further along than that. But. Generally, you know we're trying to prevent for from late season, diseases. Spot is creeping in some areas. It's story. Brown spot is here every year, and so those are diseases that we don't normally think of diseases is being you know causing catastrophic losses in Iowa, but they do add up and that's where we see a benefit of the fully fund side where it's not uncommon with products like Valentim to get that five Bush perimeter yield increase or rep attack or or or for that matter. So A, lot of good products. Hey, any anytime we can. Get more yield right now is is big time stuff. So what you're talking about real important Sydney tar spot in your neck of the woods. I haven't found any in in the corner Ben in Then monitoring our research plots and story city we do have A. Continuous corn there. We inoculated for some disease and we've seen a fairly good take on northern corn leaf blight I. Know in Eastern Iowa. There's been a lot of talk about grief spot kicking off there as well. So that's normal. Bob Anytime, we start to see corn tassell out We're generally going to run the conditions like we've. We're going to have some heavier news in the evening, we get a little cooler evening temperatures, and you know something like northern currently white loves that sixty four to eighty degree temperature and You know six hours of a high relative humidity leaf wetness that's easy to happen overnight. grey leaf spot typically likes warmer. You know eighty degree range. So we get into those warmer nights. Again, it requires a lot of humidity. So do is come into play there and make the plant susceptible, but realizing the plants could be infected. It's. Inoculation takes a couple of weeks before anything shows up, and so that's why we like to make those funders had applications preventatively to prove to keep those diseases from attacking the corn altogether. Hey Mark. Got About thirty seconds. Left here in our visit today look on your radar screen. What do you think we ought to be talking about looking for the next couple of weeks? keep an eye on the bugs. You know right now we should be passed foundation for most of our corn. So you don't really worry about cutting anymore, but definitely keep an eye on the beans. We've got a lot of That's caterpillars. numbers have increased in some areas of the state Japanese beetles continuing to feed as well. remember looking at twenty percent. At least after flowering of soybeans. Before we consider being a treatment levels while mark, sure have Look forward to our visits on Wednesdays. Thanks. A LOT OF FOLKS BASF. We'll be talking to you again. All right. Thanks. Bye. Have a good one. You Bet that is mark store mark wraps up our series with folks from BASF, SF Wednesdays. We started Andy Way back it planning time with these folks, and they got us all the way through pollination. How about that? Well, we need to take a look at what's going on three big things. We need to know being brought to you by your Iowa soybean farmer. 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Nag telling the big show just a little bit ago that if you receive one of these things, they need a phone, call us open it certainly not to planet not to try and destroy it because nobody knows what those seeds are at this point. He says just get in touch with the Department of AG and they will handle pick up and destruction of those particular seeds. At this point, he says, they're leaning towards this being somewhat of an economic scam for people trying to increase their online approval and sell more products. But again, the investigation is ongoing. You can hear the full conversation with Mike in podcast form on the big show website to twelve forty four now on the big show clock, and those are the three big. Twelve fifty here on the big show clock young, Andrew, we are winding up another day and in central Iowa southern. We're starting to see some puffy clouds start to form a little bit Those look like they may grow into some rain now that Maybe just my. Hopeful wishful thinking on that, but we might. Might be able to squeeze a couple drops rain out as interesting. We're talk with. Mark Store there, and he said that you know some areas of the state. Are Eight to ten inches. Short I. Believe if you look at the records that in central I, we are probably seven eight inches short on rain, but some of us have been getting just in time rainfall I. I. would say that the crops south central looks really good. Remarkably good. In fact, the amount of water we've had just been spread seemed like at the right time. Yeah. What was making sense saying a little? Crooked deal going on here. What unfair connection in? Madison? County. Thought. You WANNA share why we'd be fine with that I. Know a lot about her until that. Same. Did Mark, Mark Takeover Dallas. Your favorite. Shows choose moving along pretty good. Then she had mentioned that part of other Madison County that maybe had been luckier than others and it's no, it's no secret to you live. 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Episode 18: Alvarez & Mayer in studio, Till, Weidman, Iaquinta, Bader, Shevchenko, more

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Episode 18: Alvarez & Mayer in studio, Till, Weidman, Iaquinta, Bader, Shevchenko, more

"As gentlemen, welcome to. Wanting. In your life. Monday, October twenty second two thousand and eighteen. Hello, everyone marry a Hawaii. Welcome back to the program. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Hope you enjoying the fall weather wherever you may be unless you're in Australia where I think it's starting to become summer. And if that is the case, I'm very jealous. Three cold outside, can't handle it. People think I'm Canadian can handle it. I can't really handle it if I could. I would move out west that would have summertime, twenty four, seven, three sixty five all year all day every day. But alas. That is not the case. Anyhow, we've a lot to discuss it was a relatively quiet weekend made. It was just the PF l. playoffs. There was some news here and there, but you remember at the in the last week show, I said, hey, I hope it's a quiet week. Guess what? It was a pretty quiet week. We've got a lot to discuss on today's program with a lot of interesting people we have to in studio guests who got the post show coming up. We'll even have a surprise interview after the post show much to look for to let me run down today's lineup, and then we'll get to our first guest of the day Valentina Shivshankar three forty five news member of one championship. Eddie Alvarez at three o'clock Darren till at two forty, five. Michaela mayor, two thousand sixteen Olympic boxer in studio and to five. Megan Anderson will be on at one forty, five one fifty ish ally Quinta who faces Kevin Lee and Milwaukee at one thirty, five, Ryan Bater at one twenty, but I without further ado, let us waste any time. Probably the. Biggest news of the week happened late Friday. When we found out that the combing event for you see to thirty Luke Rocco versus Chris Whiteman has been cancelled rock hold injured injured, his right knee injured, his left shin again and also broke his nose very quickly. The UFC booked a fight that I've been dreaming about for quite some time. Now, though, Jack race ozo- against Chris wideman as the new Komeito vent, that's the fight I wanted from the get-go. Let's talk to Chris about this. He joins us. Now on the phone Christopher, how are you. I'm good. How are you? I'm doing great. It's great to talk to you. So by the way we haven't talked about this publicly, when did we change from at Chris wideman you have see to add Chris wideman. I like this very big picture thinking on social media, very nicely done on your part. When did that happen? I think my manager did that Jim altered that when I was going good. So that's a job well done. Yep. I feel like this is a sign of perhaps things like you sort of looking past just being UC. You should never tire your name just to your employer. That doesn't make sense. In my opinion. I agree. Definitely, definitely argued to that. Yeah, I'm sure you thought you'd be talking about this right off the bat, but no, the most important thing is your jock or a UFC two thirty. When did you find out that Luke was out. Run. News break Friday Friday? Yeah, about Friday. I was getting getting ready for work out. Four o'clock is so about like three forty, five. I was ready to go through a hard workout and we actually just we're talking about different strategies for Luke, and we're going to be working in that session. I have one boy in and I was on the toilet and and also my manager called me and texting me, I'm a as it and he said, have some information for you that you're gonna need some processing for my crafts literally said, you know, Luke, Luke got injuries out for six months that at least that's what I thought I was told and. And they want to fight jock road. And they would, you know, after you win and they're gonna fly out to us to a stray area, do something. You know possible for replaced be be ready to be a replacement for the main event was I mean, all that stuff was nonsense the Manny way because I knew you know, I'd be Luke. I was fined anyways, so it's not like is actually incentive, but it was a no brainer. I was pissed off. I, I, like I really was prepared for Luke. I've been focused on the site for a long time. I was really excited for it to get that rematch really if I really good about that site. So went into the gym and talked right, and I mean, there's I'm in really good shape. I've really haven't felt better than this. I've been training for about fourteen fifteen weeks pretty hard, and I believe the best guy in the world. So whoever they throw in front of me on the day of the fight, you know, I'm ready to go out there and beaten. And show that so jock Ray is a tough opponent brings lots of the table and and he's been a guy who's been on my radar for such a long time anyway. So definitely in another exciting for me was the only name that was presented to you. Yeah, Yep. Okay. And I said at the top, this is a fight that I've always wanted to see for some reason. I think because of how back when you started, how good of a grappler we knew about your grappling, how you were kind of this prodigy DC all that stuff. Is this the guy that you've been watching for a long time long before you are in the OB fun to compete against him? Yeah, actually when I did the Dhabi's in two thousand nine, he he had a super fight during that tournament against Drysdale. And he, he actually was cornering when I was in the semi finals of Dhabi's in my way classy. Andre go out with the time. I was a couple of, you know, maybe five, six time world champion, and we had a really good matching jock rate within his corner. And you know, I, he was in my way class. He's a strike bores in UFC and like, you know, I felt like at some point we're definitely gonna fight. And so here we are has told you guys said you didn't really care about the standby stuff, but is this a number one contender fight. I mean, yes. I mean, I win this fight him title. I mean I was. I was definitely you know, obviously close to fighting for the title before this fight just beating Gasol, finishing him. It was between me and him who's going to be Whitaker, that said to go. Gasoline, and you know, so I go out there and do my thing against jock. Read on a question. This card has been, you know, it's been a roller coaster. Just getting to November. Third, you know about them homemade of thing, you've remained relatively quiet when it came to all of this d as poor area Cormie sliding in there against Louis, what do you make of the car to you fall on that first card? It was legendary, of course you headlined in on Long Island, but this is not exactly like as far as depth, like those two, I events at MSG. What do you make of the car now? I mean, I'm, I'm, I'm obviously worried about myself and go out there and get win. That's the most important thing to me, but I still think you know, sometimes these cars that don't end up looking great on paper end up becoming the best cards, you know in history. So MSG has a funny way of making finds really exciting and creating history, and I'm not. I wouldn't be surprised if this card become one of the best as cards full-time. There's there's definitely some exciting fights on the on the card, and some definitely some curveballs join in there with the black east coming out against Cormet dial. So there's definitely some exciting stuff to look. Look, how is your hand slash thumb feeling. I feel great. Yep. My my thumb healed up and you know it was a took a long time to surgeries. That's why I was out. But that's why started cancer wurley I, I wanted to. I really wanted to make sure my thumb was good and get the sparring and the grapple and countries and and and be okaying feel confident within and I did that. So it ended up healing 'perfect. You've had some yearlong layoffs in your career little more than a year this. This is one of the longer ones are you? You know, the the ring rust thing is always interesting. Dominick Cruz vehemently against the idea of ring. Russ, John Cavanaugh telling me a couple of weeks ago that he thought it may be played a little bit of a factor in kinda mcgregor's game. Are you the kind who feels like it? It will take a couple of minutes just to get your bearings in there. I don't think so. You know, I, I think the more you're able to meditate, meditate on to fight and you know, visualize and the more you could Spar and put yourself in that fight scenario in your mind and in the gym. Because if you dumb it down to just another sparring session, which I like to do when I head into fights, then I don't think there really is like, you know, the ring things. If you try to avoid the thought of being in a fight in your mind, leading the leading up to a fight because they make you anxious nervous and you're not putting that mental mental. Practicing heading into a fight. I think it kinda kinda fact you, but I, I haven't steered clear of the the visualizations of the fight leading into this one. And so I'm ready ready to go. You know what I mean by that. Yeah, no, I get it. Okay. I didn't know if I just don't crazy with them, but you say, because you're fighter, I've never fought before. I wouldn't understand the complexities of what you're saying everytime say like, because obviously you got the mental physical and there's been times where I've avoided thinking of the fight leading up to a fight, you know, because it makes you anxious and just like, you know, it gets you excited. And at the end day. It really just comes down that day of the fight anyway. So why are you putting on by playing this time and energy into thinking about it all the time if you can't change what's going to happen, that's like at that time anyway. But I changed my mind a little bit. I like to. Like think about as much as I can actually, and. You know. Make sure that you know just like would be doing physical and putting the practice physically, I I'm doing mentally to. So when I get in there just it's just it's always something I, I've already gone too. Luksa southpaw Zachary orthodox. How much does that change the next couple of weeks. You know, when I first started the camp, actually, we, we didn't have that many southpaws. So I did a lot of boxing sparring shirt up with orthodox guys and obviously easier. Finally rocks people for training and easier for you know, coaches the whole orthodox for pads. It really doesn't make that much of a difference. You know, both guys are are, are good on their feet folk guys of dangerous on the floor. They both bring that prompts table. I know what I bring, and it's really just the. Go out there and to my thing, you know it really. It really doesn't mad. They fight fistfight and it doesn't matter what side guys forward you gotta. You gotta try to beat him up. That's it. The Rockall fight I know is was somewhat personal for you. Right? Because he's the guy who beat you for the belt and you're supposed to rematch, then you got hurt. And now here's the opportunity to come back against him after layoff. And you told us you were noise that you were passed up. He represents a lot. You don't have that same sort of connection to shock array. Does it feel like a bit of emotional let down at the guy you'll be facing is is not rock hold since since there's such a rich history between you? Two at this point. I mean, honestly, what rock hold? I wasn't making this personal in my mind. I wasn't thinking of it that way I wanted. I wanted that rematch I wanted to Dempsey just because I'm I'm super competitive and I I know I wasn't at my best in that first with him. I know I could have done better. I know it could beat him and I wanted to be able to prove that. And now that second shot doing it all the other crafts, everything that was said back and forth. I don't care as much as I do about just competing and being, I think I am. And so. It's the same thing with jock, right? You know, this is more of a pure. I feel like it's probably going to be more of a pure Marshall are contest less, you know, trash talk, less people, thinking of. Trash dog. I know I wasn't gonna be, you know, I wasn't. I wasn't going in there taking the personal getting motions or anything like that. But in this one, I feel like it's really just a martial arts martial ours. Dream scenario. I mean, definitely have to really good athlete that a good everywhere accolades in multiple areas. So I think it's it's definitely gonna make saying that that a lot of the purest could decide about. I have to say part of me surprised and I even got a few minutes with you here this Monday because just like perusing on your Instagram daily, which I usually like to stock. Sometimes I'll slide into the DMZ you know, you'll nor me, but I see that you saw because it says scene, but you're always was celebrities like there was a day that the lie. What do you mean? I saw the end. No reply once. It was like one out of every five. You know, I try to encourage, but anyway, like you're working out with Kevin jeans almost got me wrapping. We're hanging out with and his canter do workouts. It's like always celebrities. Your life is amazing. You're always with the listers. I love it. What were you doing with Kevin James for that stretch? It seemed like you were his personal trainer for a minute. Kevin Kevin's one of my good friends. At this point. We've been really close friends for like, I don't know how many years almost five years. So yeah, us and our families are really close. We've been, we went to Rome together. We, we get the family together all the time. So we're just we're just close friends. He's he's definitely mentor to me and a lot of ways, and we feed off each other and he's extremely successful. So he's a lot of things that he helps me teaches me. And then obviously I try to help them with the physical sometimes getting making sure he's staying in shape and we just try to keep each other accountable. But he's, he's an awesome guy, obviously super talented and. Yeah, just a really good person to be to be friends with and you and his canter workout buddies. Now, I know you you were helping with the basketball moves, but then I saw him at the gym too. I what energy guy kiss Lou the Knicks or super lucky to have him just a guy who's really proud to be New York, doesn't back down with the whole Turkish thing. I mean, the her Turkish regime politically, he's not afraid to stand up on so and and his countrymen. And I really understand I don't. I haven't really dove into. I'm STAN what's going on with that, but I give them a lot of credit for not being afraid of them send up on. So yeah, and it's definitely pretty impressive. And the guy he's a, he's a frigging monster. I mean, he came down to our gym and he put him through a a workout, and you know, got got his hands looking sharp and circuitry and workout, and I was blown away. So my I kinda joke somebody how strong they are not by bencher you know, benjor's squad up more like pull ups and the guy who is sixty seven. I was thinking, maybe the guy. Gets three pull ups in. He, I think a pretty sure he hit twenty pull ups and multiple multiple sets. I was Bologne away about how how strong is. I mean as a wrestler, I grew up my whole life doing pull up so pull ups is one of my top things and he was right there with me back and forth. And I'm like, what? This guy, he's a freak that guy's a freak. I have to say just talking to listen to weeks before your long awaited return. I was. I was at Nassau, call him a couple of weeks ago for the fate or fight saw Mr. widened by the way that was a pleasure. That's last time we saw quite just just knowing like I feel like, you know, as I've told you won't back down one of the all time greats in terms of walkout songs. But if you could sprinkle in a little Roy Jones, junior, you almost forgot because I feel like you are the one of the most sort of forgotten guys in that division. Maybe even in the UFC at this point, like just to have widened back Adams street to exercise the demons of UFC two, oh, five dream act up again, shock Ray. I'm more excited about this. Like I, I'm sorry that Luke's expense, but this is a big deal. This is a really big deal to me. This is the people's main event of you have c. two thirty. This is a really big deal. I'm getting excited. Just hearing you if we've been through so much over the past year and a half. This is a very exciting development. That's all I, I didn't have a question. I just wanted to say that. You anthem me up, man. I'm pumped ready to go. And if anybody forgot on November, third and less than two weeks I will. I will definitely refresh your memory and the the, we have a long road to go as far as my goals, whatever wanna accomplish in this sport, and I'm excited to go out there and share with everybody. So it'll be a fun night. Do you believe in the exercising, demon things like going back and writing the wrong? I know you're, you're religious guy. Would you believe in that sort of thing. Writing the. I mean, I just listen. I'm just I'm super competitive and fights fights. You know, they seem more personal and there's trash talk and everything, but I'm alternate competitor. Like I, I love what I do if I was to go back and and do everything all over again. I wouldn't change a thing as far as what I do for a living. You know, I'm not one of those guys who walk around thinking, man, I should've chose golf, you know you, you make more money and your body feels fine. I, I don't think there's anything more powerful than the the absolute competition of Mitch martial arts. You know, every March Lawrence there have been around one of one, just I, I'm more of a more of a type athlete that needs physical like threat. I dunno where I'm looking for like thrashing I just need. I need to be even tackling people like football the something like another time for and something really like. Brutal type sport, and I'm just so blessed live in everywhere. UFC legalized and and this is something I could be living. I love what I do, and I'm excited to be able to share with world title together before we say goodbye. As I said, you drop, you see from your name because at some point you're going to have to transition out of the sport, your great on Cam, stop on that one. You're you're an instigator know what you're doing right now at what am I doing? It wasn't. It wasn't a super conscious decision that like. I'm trying to guard at the end of you finishing interview with it. You I'm about to about the plug your special on MSG and say that you're phenomenal host and your great on camera, and I'm a big fan of Wiedemann's world that airs on MSG my second favorite network behind ESPN three part series that I thought was going to be cancelled in rock hold dropped out, but they're still keeping it on my friend. Larry Torres told me this earlier today, and now you're gonna crap on me for that. Wow, wow. Here I am getting a plug, plug. The small things. I knows this mall and then you finish drawing though I present, but I had I had to stop. You got all that. I knew you were gonna finish on because you're the best, but thank you. I stop you on that one again. All right. Well, MSG has an all access series. They've been falling you. You have this special called widens world. It's gonna be a three part series leading up to November third, and the time it was horrible because the news release came out like an hour before the Rockall news came out, but they tell me it's it's a bit of a curve ball, but they're gonna still air it after Knicks games and whatnot. So I'll be watching because I watch all the Knicks games. Watch them lose every night. It's great, and I love that they're getting behind you. I love that they're getting behind you like this. This is awesome. Even though you insulted me at the end, I am still going to watch it. Do they insult you? You said him instigated? What am I doing? I'm giving you props for having the foresight to drop interest. Chris wideman hang on is instigating, is instigating a bad thing? Is that negative? I feel like there's a negative connotation, yes. Is it because you've been called that on. Instigating things before, and you kinda kinda took it as an insult because it was under some severe unfairly. I, I would say unfairly. To hit a nerve has been hit before, but maybe this is this is a small small. When it comes to everything, but I'm just I'm just not sure what you mantle. Yeah. Well, I have to say once again, it's great to have you back, and it's good to hear from a long islander sad day today, Charles Wang passing away, longtime owner of the New York Islanders. So it's good to hear from Long Island, my mande, Jake in the back of fan of yours, you know about Charles Wang, right? You heard about that. Of course, you know one, the boy actually did a private lesson that in his complex and I think it's a Moi Arbor and I'm Alan. I mean he was telling me he, he went there and did with his grandson, or I think it was his grandson. He did a private with and he had the, I think you had the larger largest Chinese Darden in America world, something crazy. He was telling me about how about that house was. Wow, that is incredible. Well, my condolences to the family, no Allender fence. Are fans of his and appreciate that. He kept the team in New York, Chris, I appreciate the time as always much love. We'll see you in a couple of weeks. Thanks for doing this. And no, you're very busy man. You don't have time for us. Rinky-dink MMA shows. So thanks for squeezing us in on this Monday afternoon. Hey, man, I, I appreciate it, and, okay, we'll talk to you soon. There is Chris wideman stopping by the potential number one contender in the middle weight division. He faces jock array Soza on Saturday, November third, Madison Square Garden in the people's main event. Now, before we move along to our next guest, let me tell you once again about our good friends over at stamps dot com. As you know these days you can get practically everything on demand like this show. Listen, whenever you want when it's convenient for you, did you know that you can even get posted on demand, all you need to stamps dot com with stamps dot com. 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Say Hello to our next guest, what a big weekend for him. Two weekends ago here in the tri-state area he defeated Matt Metron in these semi final the Biltmore heavyweight, grand prix fish announced last week that he will meet Fyodor only Netco on January twenty six at the forum in Inglewood California, and be final to see who will become the Bill, our heavyweight champion. If he wins that fight, he will then become Bill tours. I ever double champion, light heavyweight champion in built or he is Ryan Darth Vader Ryan. How're you doing great. What about you? I'm doing really well. Thanks for doing this Ryan. By the way, when you had your intro before the Mitchell fight, two Fridays ago, they had a little like Star Wars thing in there. Was that the first time that you've done that before? They, they kind of like a little something gonna be account down show. I didn't get to see also getting. Yet. Remember you doing that, so you didn't. You don't even hear the music when you're about to walk out. Well, like they've always in the music. I hear the music. I like the the dog in the beginning, China children that song between the back, whatever, but other, no, they get. We shine a little something. We're in Andhra with the head kind of I dunno. TV behind me when I'm walking out at all. What's fascinating is the fact that you're like the complete antithesis of of Darth Vader rarely, just such like happy guy, you know, kind of nice guy. You know what I mean? Is that why you got the nickname to begin with. Thing. You know, it was kinda from Brooklyn breslin days on this guy called me, and I went to went to another. I went to this call mcgarth also kinda stopped on down there. So what was when you signed up for this tournament? And I hate to to use the word easy, but it does feel like it has been relatively easy for you. Did you think it would go this way like that it would be such a walk in the park for you? I fight, you know, obviously you never go into any fifteen seconds. This punch three and knocking out more than spied Novick. Yet. Heavyweight date day can't towns which putting given to turn the hat winning. The whole thing was a favorite and they're the best, you know, heck weights. And right now you don't go out there and in kicking on, grinding them out. You'll be out of the. I saw myself walk through so many different matchups in the kitchen, not in in day the different styles. Really that I was going to have to fight finish investigator hands. You can, you know, update for big heavy, you heavyweight news in the, I always thought I was going to turn in of Trinite. But yeah, I mean, nobody predicted knockout. I. I was gonna handle that differently on the ground, and that's what I did. And you know, I'm, I'm join us so far considering how well it's going for you indicate, and I'm sure not having to wait cut for the first time in a very long time is a pleasure as well. Is there any chance that you just stay at heavyweight pass the tournament? You know, I don't know. Originally. When is two bucks and drop down the same. They lie. Heavyweight and descend the heavyweight on. You know. But who knows when that actually happens? I go out there and win this. I win this fight. There might be more intriguing matchup at heavyweight or Bill tour might want me to say or miss more sense to take a heavyweight title five. So right now I I want to, I want to different bowl 'cause they fire to me is not that really difficult. At the same time. We'll see when we get there. Like, what do you walk around at. About thirty five right now. Okay. Well, so I mean probably dating back to when you were a kid like the last time you probably didn't have to cut weight, so to speak quote unquote, probably like a decade or two decades ago, right? I mean, even, you know? Yeah. I was in high speed, Tony, Jimmy page, always walking around two twenty down to one ninety. One ninety seven. Get down to the lower than that. That was. Can you honestly, all these last upwards of I was like two thirty nine, but when kinda of kind of around destroy divisions further into my camp. Five had to cut back because that's what he's weighed on. But you have department and natural probably drops. Eight times inside of whatever kind of get into Zane. And so then I was twenty nine so on, but I was having during cancer. Sure. Obviously fate or isn't too. He once was, but I still feel like he has that aura for someone who's been in the sport now for a while, just squaring off against him after his win over chill. What is that like. Real, he he's going to fighters of all time watching them. You know, just just thinking back when I was compute moving in what. In what not fast for being across, you know, the cage them and and squaring off with them and not to fight him not only for the, you know, heavyweight championship it in an attorney -ment style for that the greatest of all time to real experience. But I kind of put that in the back of my head though too because I've been in there with as thirty and then the may. And so for me, it just guy. This guy wanting what I want. It's competition. I gotta go in there and take him out, but h definitely a simple cool experience when he won that fight. Five. You look great in flight. I was excited to give in there and into within for the world title. I heard a lot of people after his fight, including my colleague, Gilbert Melendez, who said that they thought that that was the best. He's looked in a while that he sort of turn back the clock. You were there cage side and clearly you've watched him for a while. Did that seem like the old fater or is that guy long gone. No, I I think you still, you know, he, he's dangerous. It's great from them. You know what, you know, Frank. They are, you know, flipped him put him down, you know, and then with with child, you know, I, I. I looked right, you know, using their, he's throwing hard. He's kind of going broke in that in the first round right away. And I. Let's see my openings and I've seen where you know what I can explain more not, but I thought it was. I thought it was a good combination of, you know, freighter looking good. And then Cheryl now looking best. Their chill actually told us afterwards that he feels like he gave you the blueprint as to how to beat fade or degree with that. This was a little opening that you see, you know, he he, you know, kill and said, he's gonna early on, you know? And he doesn't remember too much as far as pulling out of, but there's times when he went in there, you know. His. You know, took him, you took speed or strip emirs. And took him down in, you know, to scoop see favors balancer Orlando balancer. But at the same time, you know, he does and he's good with his hips and balancing his hips and a couple of times in in all sits over top and to get there. But yeah, there is a moth there. I saw. Fifteen a little bit. You know, first round was pretty crazy. I wanted to see a second because I thought there was actually say more control that fight them that second round and we didn't. Those holes. Chill has been accused afterwards of throwing the fight because of that sequence where he had where at least was on top of favors back and then tried to go for that role and and that's what led to his demise. What did you make of that sequence. Yeah, it's something to do into its miss into get it on the net and you're under the all mall in flip over on your feet. And if the guy confusing and stuff that kind of Trump's them, so they see no flip over also any kind of how they're back a little bit me get points and I over the Deel, but as was just kind of the under good when we commit to that. So flipped over and knowing that slippery at the time he was gonna get it and so forth over. And then you know that that, yeah, there, there's no fixed fight. They're, you know, they're, they were throwing each other's data, hit him hard. Joe kinda paneth a little bit kinda outta gate. Date short, then you know with that dot is actually. Move. I've seen wrestling all that stuff. So so Bill tours also started this welterweight grand prix and they now at the beginning of it that the winner is going to get a million dollars courtesy. I think fifty cent and his champagne company, whatnot. You guys aren't getting a million, right? The winner's getting a million just to Bill correct. Not not to that now, is that you know spread to me that you know? So we're in, we're talking to volatile right now. We're going to into. We're gonna make a right and and. Restraining happy. There's yourself. But yeah, when I when I saw that I was like, what about the big guys over here? You know? Yeah. So you have actually voice voice this to Bella tour. You have brought this up to them. Yes, yes. You know, we have them on my is, and so we're working to get right now. Wow. What was your plan you know or anything as no surprise. Person lift or whatever money at the end. But you know. Long time where you know, I wanna know what I'm kidding, and so we're talking to them right now. It's going to be fight. Ever had chimps, shit. Let alone potential win on visions here. So, yeah, we're going to a process right now. Did you? I know you had a really good contract with them. Was there anything in there that if you want a second belt that you get some sort of bonus or anything like that. We kind of just little though sitting on the edge, you know, nice. We affect, you know, coming into that, we didn't know one person that was going to be one fighter that was being it. So we said yes, before any of that. And then it goes a little bit and you know, amended it for this trim specifically. So you know, I'm having a great time in vaulter though. You know? And so you know, I wanna be here so you know, I wanna sign in deal. I want the whole thing. You know, I wanna go out there. Went to belts, defend him bowl that they can and and keep going. I talked to you about this before, so I I don't want to harp on it, but just, you know, like the Cormie thing and all that. I'm just wondering as a human being because you never got that title shot. Are you the kind of person that uses that as motivation, or do you feel like you're you're over the u. of c. experience at this point? Yeah, kind of over it? Yeah. As a competitor, I wanna I wanna beat the best. You know. You know, all these Don. I eat Cornelia, wanted to fight him, you know, and. Close so that whatever. But if you're. You can be the best guys in the world. If you don't think you are the best guy in the. Meek, you shouldn't be in the sport. You want to the right mind frame. You know, it's all right if people all the time. All your crazy. Thank you becoming. Yeah, of course. It can be, you know. If I didn't think that neither competitor, I wanna wanna you know, wanted to fight him. I was. I was trying to death by Prager still do time has passed for sure. Retiring, it was. With the look. You know, I've I've opportunities here and now. And finally, you said that you haven't been punched once in this tournament. Is that now something that you're going to try to like, say, all right tournament done. I won the belt and get a single punch line that I'm is this thing that you're going to try to actually turn into a reality after the three fights, you can go through failures well without getting punched. Well, that would be nice, you know, being in the sport and having that longevity, I feel the best of ever felt. All the. You know, mentally, though is is where it really made up those that release on mentally. So. Not take any damage you. Great. You know, I, I enjoyed it. This phone. It out for, you know, I, you know. Taught not over now. We kind of have a similar quick turnaround in. I'm just lucky that I'm healthy, no injuries get to turn around, put everything in the club to to go and the sinus. That being said, I'm not going to go in there and fight a certain way to where a work about. You know, I'm gonna go in there and and part of eating fatal. They're never him work. Making 'em get tired, different positions in, you know, you know, you're gonna go through hell to go into or retake down or or go in there and throw your combo. You know, once coming right back at you, congrats on your success, Ryan. Very cool to see a very happy for you. Good luck on January twenty six. Looking forward to it. Thank for doing this. I appreciate it. Thank you. All right there. He is Ryan Bater one half of the final on January twenty six Inglewood California, the forum heavyweight title on the line him versus fit or my neck. Oh, okay. Also recently. Now you have seen. Final show on FOX, December, fifteenth in Milwaukee. They started this whole thing with the heavyweight title came Velasco's versus JD. They end it with a bigger fight. In my opinion, Kevin levers is ally quit the two in Milwaukee. Let's talk to our right now v the magic Skype there he is, oh, how are you? I'm good man. I can't see you, but you can see me, I guess. Yes. Yes, yes. How do we sound I? Okay. You sound pretty good. You sound fantastic. You're in. You're familiar spot. It feels kind of like the old days there. I say just like the old days, nothing changes aerial nothing changes. We just keep a little better a little bit. It's it. That's right back on Skype. Well, it's great to hear from you. It's great to see you out. You got the fight against Kevin Lee. You're the final main offense on FOX first things. First, are you happy with this? You beat Kevin Lee, four years ago, this fight that I know you guys go back and forth. You left text me while he's on the show, but is this a fight that gets your juices flowing? Absolutely. It's a great fight. It was a great fight. The first time. Actually, no. What I'm hearing a little echo right now. I know we fight through it or what. I can fight or anything. We'll forgets annoying. We could aboard it. All right. We'll see. Okay. If it's annoying, it's a, it's a, it's a good. He's been on a tear since I fought him. You know, he's had a few stumbles here and there, but for the most part, he's he's really been looking. Good lately. He's ranked number five. He's right there. I think everyone thinks is right on the cost of getting a title shot or or what is up there with everybody saw. Yeah, I think it's a, it's a good fight and I don't know, like you said, we've been going back and forth. He's a little play of personalities, they're so it makes for an intriguing fight. Anna, it's pretty crazy. I beat him. You know, animus decision a couple years later. Now I think I'm probably the underdog going into this fight. A lot of people think, you know, he's he's going to have a good night against me, but I definitely think otherwise. Is that a legit like is that according to the oddsmakers are the lines out yet or is that just the sense that you're. Getting. Oh, I think that's just it's. I don't know. I wonder what the odds are, but I think I just feel like. You know, I feel like that's how it would be, you know. Well, that's crazy that has to, you know, not really. I I enjoy. I don't think I've ever only five lost underdog is probably the last fight, you know, short short odors kind of thing, but. Dodds. I never even really look at them. So I think integrate fight for me. I think he's on his high horse right now. Just like he was coming to the UFC. I remember at the way of the UFC he said, the Dana white, you'd better get your checkbook ready from in here, like run through everything. And I put a definitely humbled him. He realized he wasn't as good as he thought he was. He realized that he had moved avai goose and you know, he, he's, I basically changed the guy's life by beating. He moved to Las Vegas, got a whole new training camp, and that's how I know he's furious. He's, he's, he's definitely the real deal is the real deal coming into this fight. He'll do anything he can do to win. He's he's all in on this fight game. He's tough. He's big strong. You know, he's athletic, but I don't think anyone seeing like doing a really long time. They haven't seen really my best at being prepared like I will be for this fight. It seems also like kind of noise you just like when he speaks his presence, his whole demeanor just kind of gets on your nerves that accurate. Yeah, definitely. He definitely does. He's got a degree in biology. You know that, right. He's got a degree in biology. The guy really. Degree in biology and he's, he's, he talks like he's like a nineteen year old dog. One of those mumble laugher gone with the war. The language spark guy man like yourself. I don't know. He's got like this manager would think dresses, leopard boxers swim in the walkie. He was wearing leopard boxers. I mean, what? He did what he representing the, I don't know. I just feel like he's, I think he's like a better. He should be himself. I think he's like a little conflicted because battling something but that you know, that's so he definitely knows how to fight. So I respect is a fighter. By think he's just, I don't know is was a weird. Would you think of him wearing a bulletproof vest that to twenty nine. What was he wearing a bulletproof vest for? I don't know that he said it's because all the fans in Moscow of him is the number two. Popular guy in Moscow behind to be. I mean, Russia is the number two guy. Number two. Most popular guy in in Russia besides Vive yet he's wearing a bulletproof vest. I dunno, I think I'm probably I think the Russian people respect me way more than way. You know. Yeah. And they look to call you your Quinta. You notice that that's, I think that's actually if you go back to. Like where my ancestors came from back in Italy. I think that's how you the correct way to pronounce it actual. Oh, really? Okay. Well, so. It is and I quit, they say now, but I think way back when it was pronounced yuck wyndha-. Oh, okay. All right. Well, then that makes someone someone from Italy is like someone that lives in Italy says my name, that's how they say. So I think that's probably like the real right way to say, but nowadays, all different. So you know, you are in Milwaukee last week, doing media Kevin, was there to did you guys actually cross paths? Did you see? Did you talk to each other? No, he didn't. I heard that he was asking to go on into. He wanted to do interviews with me, but we had we had a separate schedule, but I know that he he did ask if we could do the interviews together. I don't know why he would wanna do that. But yeah, not. We didn't see each other man. You looking good in that suit. Wow. Was that was that tailored Sousse was that a custom made for for for our, I mean, that was nice. A custom-made suit from be Spokane, Ken in Staten Island. Great friends with Dr Piazza who's sports science lab runs sports science lab over there. They hooked me up with a suit and the the UFC how pay for it. They got me. They got me looking good. They wanted me to look good in in the walking Sol, they hoped they hooked me up. Wow. Is this a sign of a new relationship you? I mean, the UC hooking up with close Funke who would have thought it. Knows you know, they definitely are showing me that they, they want me to do you know they, they wanna push me a little bit. So I think they're I, I asked him, I said, listen, you know, going out to Milwaukee on fulfilling my contractual obligations in promoting this fight, but I wanna look good doing it and want to get a new suit. So I just went and got new suit. They sent them the invoice, it's been paid for. It's beautiful done. Wow. Okay. So maybe this is thanks to come by the way speaking of that fighting. It's the last time we saw you. Did you take any sauce on the fact that you know on a day's notice? You went the distance with him. You had your moment and that Connor was finished full training. Catholic. Did you was there any silver linings while you're watching that. I mean, I don't know if I I counted for really well. I thirty four real. I thought he photographed fight up until like the end of the third around. I think that's the difference. He kind of the end of the third round. They pulled up the audio and he was like. He was like, what did you say? All it's just business or is just business like all the talk, all the nonsense just business kinda like taking these on me. I got. You know, you basically like I'm checked out. It sounded like he wanted out, you know, it sounded like he was waving the white flag all the all the talk, and all the nonsense kind of went out the window and. And. In the third round in my fight, I couldn't even help myself. We got up in the same position. I push them just like get the fuck out of my way. You know, I, I was almost like, you know, I Don sports, whatever. That's just my attitude is like there's no, there's no giving up. So especially at the talking all that shit like. I wrong. You just gotta go out on your shield. You can't defend that show. I defended the joke, but he did. He looks got up a lot on the on the mat, like where was all the talk. Oh, where is all the talk of. I could still be going on right now. You know, we could still be fighting. There was no-one finished anybody, but it's still, you know. You know, I think I'm not saying I deserve an immediate rematch by any means, but if anyone deserves a rematch Kameda thought Connor, you know what? It was all. The McGregor clan Caitlyn people's villages and stuff like that. I don't know that war was lost Bristol, fighting the war himself. Any. You know, it could be at least an all, or anyone gets a rematch. Definitely should not be contacted performance yet blown fair that you knew what he was doing dome in and. You know, trying to trying to capitol a little quick, you know. So when you when you heard the, it's just business, you lost little respect. Absolutely, absolutely. I think that it just kinda it says a lot about everything. It's just. I don't know. It's just described that's like him. I think that's him. It's like you look flashy, la- great. But when the going gets off when you get a little tied when things aren't going your way. You kind of check out. He referred to a couple of times in the build up, you know, oh, the real estate guy in all this stuff. Did you feel insulted by any of his comments. I guess it was just all business. Right? I don't know. He got his man. I don't know. He is. He pulled the wall. Everyone's is all that talk, but he build up a great fight and then he the bed. So I if fault, great, he fought good for he. He definitely has a lot of skills. It's just the the rematch is not anything that he can fix you can't. You can train to defend the down. You can defend to get up. You can defend. You can train to do a million things. The one thing you can't train is to like have heart when shit gets real tough. And when you feel like you're about to die to figure out a way to live and not have the ref, pull you off, you know, saving. So you can't. He's not. That's not going to get fixed by, you know, if the fight again, six months, if they get in a year, they fight again in three years, that's still going to be there. That's not changing his his, you know his, his teammates aren't helping them in their has all that money is not gonna by heart. So. So he can say what he wants. I saw real estate. I do this. I saw on number eleven. But at the end of the day, he's, you know, he's not the, he's definitely not taught for them Mace. So what do you think could be Ferguson next? And then I mean, you le- you guys are in that discussion, you know a win overly. I feel like it kind of puts you in there right. Yeah. I mean, I Kevin lease been calling for the title shot for a while. I don't think he's right there, and this is a great fight for me. I think style wise, it's a great match for me. I already I have a win, you know, not saying it was a long time ago, couple way since I think I think it'll be a lot of the same fight. You know, I think it's shoots a lot of the same take downs that he did back then is a little stronger a little more in depth in the standup. But I defended all his take downs except for one he time to time to great take down on a second round, but I think that it's a very similar fight. Just two guys that are way more experienced. I think I'm like, I'm I feel like I've never, I'm the best I've ever been. I'll peak perfectly for this fight over the last three years has been a bunch of nonsense a bunch of drama, but I finally got everything straightened out. I feel strong. I feel fast. I'm the sparring with guys that are just as good if not better. Salt, it's it's going to be. It's going to be a good fight that I'm looking forward to good night man. This is exciting if feels like you're in a good place. And I remember I scored a couple of those rounds, ten eight in favor of you. I thought you dominated him thoroughly. Did. Would not Sarah after which I seem to vanish from the interwebs don't believe Matt. If he's the one who told you that because I, I remember like this is this is this is etched into my brain that is scored it a draw your claiming new stored at a juice. Excuse me, Matt. Well, how did you score the fight? And he looked at you and he was like, are you a re? No, yes. He would never do that. And you're like, you kind of laugh and he goes, he knocked down into France rowdy almost half the Maui hill, hook, grip glove, and then he took me down and held on almost choke, right? They little bit, but. But. And then the third round, oh, you're going to give him a ten, eight in the second you give me ten eight in the first enough out as I want the fight is easy, easy. It was not easy. I mean, I was exhausted. In although beat up after the fight, but that's to be expected. It wasn't like I briefed Ruiter that off kid. He's going to be tough this time too. But. I'm looking forward to the towns are looking forward to it. I think I think that I think he's right up there with. I think it's, I think it's just a it could be just as tough as you know, if maybe even tougher. This time, I'm I got my head on, right. I'm coming into this. I mean that that weekend was a crease began with, could be, you know. So. I think that this fight is good. It's this is part of it from me, it's going to be good. And how about after everything that's happened with you? See, not only are they, you have the distinction of being the final main event on FOX. That's a big deal. It is. It is an honor. It's a great. It's a, it's a big thing to to be just to be fighting on FOX in a main event is is like a dream come true, you know? And this is going to be the last one ever before they go over the ESPN really excited for that too. They came out pretty sick poster. You see the. Not bad, not bad. I know. I know not bad. It's pretty good. I think. I, it's one of the better ones come out in a while, so I definitely definitely gotta get gotta, get a winning this one, so I can hang up and be proud of it. When I like this, I feel like we've turned the corner here. You're in a good place. You're healthy. You're looking forward to the fight rematch you and Kevin Lee finally get to settle your differences once and for all this is good. This is promising. I feel good about it all and we get to see you on Skype. You didn't get to see me, but the tan is looking good guns are looking good. I mean, it's all coming together here. This is great. Quinta, you gotta love him. There is only one region out there. He is via the magical Skype, how about it? All right. Thank you very much to him, December fifteenth. But walkie Wisconsin. That is the final main event on FOX. All right. Last week also you've see officially announcing that you'll see two thirty two. There will be another featherweight female fight on the card, and it will involve cats and gone overseas. Megan Anderson. And this is this is notable because they've never had to a female featherweight fights on the same card. They also started to really get behind this trend of having a standby fight a backup fight. If you will, if something happens in the main event or in a title fight. In this case, it's going to be the co main event. And this would be that fight big fight for Megan Anderson. The former Invicta featherweight champion had her debut in June against Holly home loss at fight. Now looking. Rebound against the former bantamweight title contender cats Gano Megan Anderson joins us right now on the phone, Megan. How are you. I'm good. How are you? I'm doing very well. So this is this is the second chance for you to to get back on the horse to get that first. You have see win you. You took some time off between, you know, by the time, this happens in the Holly home fight. Any particular reason for that six months in between fights. Was not by choice. You know, I I did. It was a long time before I was able to, you know, have the Holly hunt fight. So we really wanted to be fighting a lot more regularly bit. The issue was, you know, the able to find a suitable apartment for us. You know, we were kinda, we would just like give us anyone. We were looking at some of the tough girls like instead of putting me against them on the tough finale I making in Adelaide 'cause you know, I think I would have been perfect on the stray. Leeann have trailing four years. It would have been great, but you know, they didn't want to do that. So it was just kind of like a waiting game and chill this kind of happens. And are you surprised that the opponent ended up being cat? Someone who hasn't fought a one, forty, five, you know, coming off a solid win at one thirty five. This this catch you by surprise. Yeah, a little bit. Really what it was like. We seem she tweeted about wanting to be the ultimate full. The Chris. Union fight and I shot it in Senator my manager to him. It was just like, is she wanting to find that one? Five? And he said, it's a mickan mic was like, yeah, I liked it. I'm gonna offer it to her and if he does, she come back and it was. So I was like, if she wants to fight at one forty, five like, you know, I need someone like rela king for a suitable appointment. Could this be that person? She's been around the sport for awhile fought for the both against Ronda. Rousey is this. I mean, Holly home cats and Ghana's. You're not, you're not, you know, you're not taking it easier. They're not taking it easy on you. In terms of names, is this someone that you've been watching for a while. Like I always like, you know, being fame l fight, I pay attention to the female fights and stuff like that. Definitely wasn't someone that I've looked at fighting, but I'm definitely excited for the opportunity. What did you learn if anything from your debut against Holly home? What are the lessons you took away from that. I think I think there's a lot of lessons and you know, we're back to the drawing vote in the gym reworking on everything. And you know, we're excited because. No, from Megan from my fight in Invicta to my fight against Holly was significantly different. And you know, even in the last few months, like I'm different fighter again. So you know, being having the ability to be more active like it's it's really given us a great opportunity to see, you know where we need to improve what's going well, all that kind of stuff. So we're in the gym training, hot and the Megan from six months ago is not going to be the same fighter. Did did the c. jitters fighting for the first time in the octagon fighting someone like Holly. Did any of that gets you. Not really. The only thing I was like really concerned about was like I was. I've never, I think they Invicta cages as big as the UFC case that we forty and I was like, oh, like he's gonna feel huge and it didn't. I was like, it just felt like a normal cage and it was fine and that that's about it. Like I was like, it wasn't the result that we we wanted, but. You have to, you know, you have to take losses to to me every time I've lost. I have. I've had a lot of growth from that. You know, this is gonna make battle. What about the layoff? Did that affect? You know, not really. And like this is all like legitimate could says, like, I thought about this. I thought about how am I gonna have, you know, I'm not gonna. Have you know promotional Judaism. I going to, you know, a bad way for real time, but I could just really wasn't like I was just ready to fly. Like I was just, I was excited to be that I was happy to be that finally get my opportunity, but. None of that really came into effect. Have they told you that you guys are the clinical backup fight for the combing event? Like if something happens to cyborg or Nunez that one of you would slide in there and if so, how do they decide who will be that person to slide in. I have no idea. You on inside it. Really. I think that my case that I haven't been told like definite and who if it was a case that would be to be on glad to have a fight. I'm focusing on cat. And if working scenario or something happens, you know, I'm going to step up all GV if they want me to for shoal and be ready. If that's the case you have said in the past that, you know, you're frustrated at UC wasn't investing in the featherweights the fact that they have an ultimate fighter show where half the cast are featherweights. The fact that cyborg is still around at least for now. Nunez is going up to forty five that you guys are fighting at one forty, five on the same card, do you feel like they're getting behind it a little more. I really think what happens after the tough. The Nollie is definitely going to be a big determining factor on whether they are one hundred percent committed to the division. Like, are they going to sign these women to one forty five or what are they gonna? Do? I think it's going to be. I think it really just hands them what's going to happen there. Have you been watching. No, I don't have cable watch. Yeah. Why not? You're one of those core cutters. I, I don't really what's much TV I play XBox really expect. Expect one of those a fortnight player? No, I kind of like I haven't played what not yet. Peeler should've fact like everybody find full and and I don't wanna be like everybody. I've, I'm swimming creed odyssey at the moment, sir. It's it just came out like if you weeks ago. So being being putting some time in there. So that's not shows? No, nothing. No, Netflix, nothing like that. Yeah, I have. I have a five stick and I can watch stuff on that. Okay. So a little bit of that, but as far as watching other stuff, no, none of that. No fortnight. Okay. I'm a big guy. I just interviewed ninja few. You're familiar with ninja. You have nothing in common. Wow. I watching that new my in this TV show like the spinoff of sons of anarchy. That's been pretty good. Okay. I'm familiar with that one. Should wash. It will watch kind of sons of anarchy the back story of like the clubs that it's, I like it. Okay. I'll look into when where's that? Where do you watch that? You can watch it sound like f x? Okay. Okay. Yes, Cincinnati. That's it. That is unaffected. That's right. All right. I will check into that this by the way. This will be your first time in Vegas, right? Fighting in Vegas and my wrong. Yeah, this will be my first time. That's exciting. A bit of a bucket list thing right? No, not really. Vegas isn't really like. It's just a place like I thought in California for in Chicago. Like for me, like I don't really have a bucket list of piper at it's more of like, like, I'm just, I just wanna fight where of like it's not really capital of the world. It's a big deal. John Jones fighting on this is this is not some rinky Dink car. This is a big deal. Yeah, I have actually really, really excited for the journey scuffles and fight. I actually go guessing one, the first fight. I'm really, he's got. This is one of my biggest like as a fan. He is like one of my favorites to watch and as a fighter, he's one of my favorites to watch as well. He is so good at what he does, and I feel like he's just come short. John really excited to watch the rematch and I really hope he gets the title. Okay. You're ruining firm. Interesting. Yeah, he's somewhat of a polarizing figures in our sport, but you're fan. Yeah, I'm a fan of Gusta sin. Okay. Interesting. Oh, you're fan Agusan excuse me. I misunderstood. You're pulling for us. Not not Jones. Yeah. Oh. This is not a poll figure. John, get me wrong, like Jon is is great, but I am more of a Gusset fan overall. I think you just like the tall fighters. Maybe the whole strike is this. I'm curious, why don't they have you fight in delayed that that that fight is in the same month? Have you fight back home. I dunno, I they didn't come to with that date like I wanted to, like, I really would have loved to find an Adelaide, but that's hopefully maybe next year we seem when you go back, hopefully they can go back to Brisbane where I'm from. So I'd love to love to fight back time. If they go back, who do you think wins the newness? I work fight. Well, I think this is going to be a really competitive fight. I think Amanda has a lot of power and I think it's going to transfer well at one point, five. She was undefeated at one forty five before dropping to one thirty five. And she has a lot of knockouts at this division. So I actually really excited to see how the Palam is up. I think she's very well rounded, and she's a lot more aggressive than a lot of Chris. Opponent. So I think it's gonna be. I think Amanda has a better chance than Chris previous opponents. The beta, does this feel like do or die for you in the US this fight? Does it feel like I know they're all big another almost win, but considering the state of the division and how the first fight went to feel like you really, really have to women look good in this fight. I feel like that with everyone of my fights. I, I really don't feel like it's a duo die to be honest like, I don't like to think of it in that time. Because like for me, I'm gonna fight regardless. Like I love to fight and I love fighting. So whether it's in the u. c. or if they end up cutting me, you know, it is what it is that I'm gonna fight regardless and you know, I'm gonna still look at everyone of my fights is like the biggest fight of my career. I think that puts unnecessary pressure on yourself that you know we're already getting into a fifth bite and having somebody trying to punch of faith, we need to add extra ship for that. That is true. That's a good way of looking at. It won't happier back. I'm happy that you've seen pudding to women's featherweight fights on the same card that seems like progress in its own. Right. And this is a big time. It's not just some random person that they're plucking out of obscurity. Everyone knows who cats Ghana was coming off. A nice win. Just feels like a big deal. Yeah, I, I really feel like this is a is a great high profile fight. I think you know, catch them. You know, she's a, she's a great athlete. I've, you know, I have a love respect to her as an athlete. I have learned a sector person, so I'm really excited to showcase everything we'd be working on an to show, you know, kind of, you know, show the doubt is that you know there there is an chink in the alma. There is a weakness in the I'm looking forward to it. Welcome back. Megan, best of luck and training and we'll see you out there in Vegas in December. Thank you much else. You guys, they're all right there. She is Megan Anderson. One of the top contenders at one forty five. She returns to action on December twenty. Ninth. You'll see two thirty two cats and Gano before we say Hello to Michaela mayor here in studio. Let me tell you about our good friends over at Indochino. Yes, there's that music. Every man looks better and feels more confident when he puts on a suit. You know this by now Indochino is the world's most exciting made to measure men's where company we make suits and shirts for your exact measurements for an unparalleled fit and comfort guys love the white selection of high quality fabrics and colors to choose from and the option to personalize the details, including your lapel lining, pockets buns and writing your own monogram. Here's how it works. 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Does that feel to lows at annoying now? Ain't here. Yeah. Yeah, I can hear you. Okay. Well, thank you for coming in. This is very exciting. What brings you to New York? I came out here every last part of looming tails. They're doing a then over there for rest cancer awareness. So I went and taught a class of Neal's to really awesome women. Wow. You taught a class? Yeah. Bloomingdale's, really kind of hard person mannequins around whole workout had pink gloves and everything because you're sponsored by over less. Yeah, every my glove and gear sponsor. Okay. And how's the turnout? It was great. It was a, they didn't do. It wasn't like open to the public. They sold a certain amount of tickets online, but it was a sold out class, so it was great. Yeah, there they donated a lot of money to the breast cancer research foundation. So Billy nails and every. On thank you for changing your plans to come in studios. Very exciting. Congratulations on the belt. He let me see if I get a right because we're sort of noobs when it comes to the stuff. NABC f, yes, lightweight, junior lightly, junior, lightweight, thirty one thirty one that a couple of weeks ago and Mahal on ESPN. Yeah. No, yeah. Omaha? Yeah, I've been places I don't even know where I can't New York right now. There's, I think some of your your actions there it is. And this was your first televised fight? No. The one before that was my first house, right in August. Yeah. And this is actually on the app. So I've only had one fight actually on ESPN, but hopefully you know, I'm I'm trying to impress everybody that they want to keep me on ESPN killing eight. Now you made your debut around a year ago little over year now August twenty. Fifth of last year. So I'm going on my ninth fight in a little over a year, which is awesome. Do you have your next fight long. He's very fast in boxing. Well, I mean, it's special case because it's this on her for women's boxing, you know, you don't. I mean, there's have been over five years and only have eighteen nineteen fights, and I'm half that in less than a year. So that was one of my requirements of I was going turn proline to design with the major of motor. I wasn't going to sit on the shelf. I think that's what a lot of women boxers had to do over the years and stuff. The worst thing. Okay. And why do you think you're the one who's getting fast tracked and getting all the attention? Because I as a major of motor. This is the first time in history where women can come to these Motors and say, hey, I'm multiple time national champion world medalist, Olympia n- Olympic medalist because they only listen to lyrics in two thousand twelve, right? So I'm a top ranks first female. Golden boy just picked up their first couple of females. And so it's finally happening, but it just wasn't a thing before, so a lot of fans may not know. But you have a few connections to world of mixed martial arts and the first time that we spoke and I hope I'm not revealing anything because I think you've talked about it and everything. Yeah, you were actually very close to moving over ten from being an amateur slash Olympic boxer to now going to. You're not gonna go pro at boxing, and I remember talking to you, we were going back and forth. And then all of a sudden they see news that you signed with top-ranking like what happened happened so fast. How close are you to actually going into? I was literally a week or two from signing deal. Wow tour. I was going to go and build direction because they're going allow me to still box or whatever, and they're gonna give me time to make. The transition and actually train for it. And I mean, when I gig out of the Olympics, there was no major, boxing promoter offering me. Signing bonuses, isn't a contract like they were my my teammates, my teams that also didn't medal for their men. Okay. So I'm not getting that offer because it's not happening. And I thought, like, do I wanna go for another Olympics? Because it's hard. You're traveling the world. You're fighting your ass off constantly, but no one sees your fighting in random cities, rogue area. So I can't really in a following 'cause he may fight which they can't really sponsors not on TV and like, where can I go to capitalize on the next five years? 'cause you can't be athlete forever and I live in, we're getting the respect. So it was seriously and other excited about doing it. But the stars kind of all lined at once my managers sat down with top rank his, let me just, let's just make sure we have all our options on the table and talk brings the best promoter in the United States. I mean, they're the best, and so I'm like, all right, whatever. But in my head already, I was what he said. I was gonna. Okay. I wanna do anything I want. I'm ready for this and I sat down the top rank week later and a week offer that signing a contract with them because they they, they gave me everything that I wanted the game. They're going give me just gonna give me and so like, all right, let me continue my dream of developing market for women's boxing. Do they know that you're that close to signing with Baltimore? I told him, yeah, let's have a nice deal on the table. And if this is gonna work, this got to be matched at least because you know, I feel one of those things where like, okay, it's almost like you want what you can have. So then when they found out that you were close to signing with someone else to like, wait a second. We need to keep her. We need to keep our in boxing, we need to signer. I worked here advantage. I mean, I think it was a couple of things. One, I feel like had the had the resume. Right. Okay. So that backed it up. And then I feel like they think that if they're. To move female and boxing, it's got to be the full package. Okay. She can't just be a great fighter shift to fable able to speak. She has to walk the walk, talk the talk, everything because they were like taking risks saying, can we? There was there's never been a market for women's boxing, can we do it with Michaela? And I sat down their office and I'm like, if you can, if anyone's going to do is going to be me was built. There were no feeling. It's my manager deal at that. You know I had to do with best for me, I'm sure. Is there any chance that you go back and revisit the Saudi? Are you think you're done with it? I think I'm done with it because I feel like the boxing thing is working for me. You know, top rank is moving me really, really well, and I think there's some really big fights from me on the horizon. Okay. Were you since you were like a week away from from signing with belts? Where had you decided where you're gonna train frenemy? No. Okay. Yeah. Well, I guess I was gonna go out. So your favorite? Jim alpha male, which I did for a minute and then ended up moving back, where's home now? Springs. Okay. Yeah. So you did for a minute and he did for a minute. I moved back to Colorado and I was gonna try and do my boxing out there and I did for while, but what happened? Lots of things happen. My boyfriend at the time he was transitioning to. So he stayed there and then I had to coach out there as well. But you know, nothing compares to the training in Colorado. I have sparring partners constantly because right the Trade Center and it's such an intense strain lifestyle that used to, and I didn't have that there was a little bit. It just wasn't as tough wasn't as hard, so used to that structure. So the altitude in Colorado, which is huge, huge bandage, plenty of sparring partners, good coaches. So I just had to go back to loosey-goosey. They're not as much structure them used to too much of a commute. I, I didn't have the best strength training, and I think in my boxing coaches out here more experienced. So why'd you choose dacha. I don't know. I not your favorite. Ronda Rousey fight. Oh, 'cause I went there yourself. I was giving us some spying for her last night and she's got me tickets. So I went and I talked to you your favor, and I said, you know, I'm looking at transition and he said, we love to have you come out and try it, so. Okay. Yeah. And your boyfriend was a wrestler is doing a Maino. Yeah, he is. Oh, has actually gone pro. He had his first fight this last week. Okay. Aren't together? No. No, Cam, sorry, is everything okay? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Okay. Don't they fighter. No, I don't know about dating or any kind of just feel like it's just it's too combustible both in the same world jealousy probably right. You're competing against each other feels like a mess. I don't even know. I don't even know like the type of person I want to date anymore because you think that it's hard today's like regular nine to five. I don't have that kind of lifestyle. So I'd be like wanting to do things day just wouldn't work, but I don't know about dating a fighter. It's it's rough. I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna say I heard from from the males in the relationship where there's a male and female both fighting that. It's hard sometimes when the female gets more attention because it's such an alpha male thing, or even I know there's one case which I won't explicitly say who it is, but like where the the husband is a nine to five or and the females a fighter can't deal with that as well because she's now the alpha in the in the relationship of getting all the attention. It's a big problem that you guys have to deal with. I think so. I think they'll just have to be the right person. Sure. You know they were not gonna write him off because they're fighters. No understand, see why would be sort of like water. Okay. So then we left alpha male. That's what we decided to go into boxing. We've turned our back on him, may we're never gonna do it, do even watch him may now. Yes, I'm still enemy fan, but I, I've been watching less than watching more pro boxing, even when I was competing for team USA. I didn't watch ton of pro boxing such a different world. So you know, trying to learn my world now feels to me in creek me if you feel otherwise that there's been some sort of moments where female boxing has had the shine Eocene John Lali and whatnot. But this was like the most legitimate era in female, boxing history, right? This past weekend, Katie Taylor, getting a ton of pub on his own. You're getting a ton of attention closer shield to I know you are friends with, right? So Celia break is it just feels like in the past you can name one or two, and they were sort of like a novelty AC. Why do you think this is happening over sudden. Dealing picks. Okay. Look at the girls in the past or even the girls who you know, not the Lal either not the Mia Saint John's who actually had careers with girls hustling behind the scenes who weren't getting the recognition. They didn't have the ladder to climb that didn't have. I mean, they just let women's are allow them to compete at the world championships. Think of two thousand eight or something or four and then Olympics two thousand twelve. So like I says, the first time women can can come into these pros with these these resumes better than most guys. And that created a lot of that gave them a lot of experience and just kinda built up the the level of competition for women's boxing. Can I give you my theory? I think in theory is good. I also think it may help a little bit. Okay. Did see having shows headlined by females and saying, hey, look, people can come and made the boxing guys, the old boxing guys be like, oh, motor said that down. He's like, yeah, we talked about that, you know, like, look what look like Ronda Rousey have done like we have been. It's been proven that women can sell. Women can headline people wanna tune into women. Combat sports. Another theory that I have that love to get your take on because I feel like you have noticed this as well, and I hate to say it, but I think it's the truth. I think that the attire has actually been unflattering to females and men are. Oh, vinick and the fact that the female boxers are wearing these, baggy, baggy shorts, these big gloves as opposed to may. I've noticed that you don't do that this the conscious decision on your part is conscious only because I don't like big, baggy shorts coming. We had to wear them in the amateur, like our shorts, USA shorts down to here. I mean, I don't even like training value close at train of sports bra and tight leggings because that's how I feel comfortable. Yes, that was just my style. Okay. So you know one set you down or you didn't sit with someone be like, hey, maybe if I make this a little this now? No, that's just my style. Okay. How it's actually working because don't work out and big, baggy shorts like that? Yeah, I just don't. Okay. I don't like wearing a ton of clothes and I work out. Okay. L. wear shirt even just I was trying to give you credit for actually having the set of things that's been a problem because if you compare it to MA, what are they wearing wearing? Baggy stuff skimpy. Yeah, but I don't know if it's is it skimpy you feel like it's computers just easier when you're grappling and stuff. This, I'm saying it's easy, but compared to what we have, I mean, you know, sure. It is short shorts and right. Why do you think ever may have been so much quicker too? You know. You know, you've see headline of coverage time to someone who's going to be, you know, on a big fight, John Jones, they'll headline cards with females and MMA fans who are supposed to be like these sort of jocks dumb alpha, male type of people. They don't bat an eye. They have no problem with females, headlining cards. But in boxing, it's been this thing where HBO never headline this. Why do you think it took so long for for the boxing community to accept female fighters? Honestly, there's a lot of female fighters that not all of them were ESPN worthy, not all of them were worthy of getting signed, but he's native. They didn't. There wasn't the. The talent level wasn't always there. And people want argue that like, oh, we'd haven't gotten the attention, but not everyone deserves that that that spotlight, the talent level talent pool is is LA deeper. Now, I mean, these girls that are coming into the pros have actual skill. And that's why say that the Olympics, such a a huge contribution to that is because. These come in the pros who have over one hundred and fifty, amateur fights. I have almost one hundred fifty metre fights. The girls that were pro back back in the day didn't have that. So that's what the experience is coming in. You know, that's why I can go up against girls who are twenty now and still look way more crisper and skilled in them is because I have so much talent background and experience the images do cringe. When you watch a may fighters box, like how you know female feathers is not very technical at times, right? It can get a little ugly, yes, so, but I've also I've my mindset has changed a little bit because the first I've like just step in with the one too, but the spacing an MA is so much different than it is in box and you can step into your punches in boxing, I mean, may get kicked in the header taken down. He just don't know what's coming at you. So it is very different. Okay, because for the longest time boxers criticizing him for the way they bucks. But I'm actually hearing more of this where there's an appreciation for the weapons that they have to worry about. Yeah, you can't just, you can't just worry about this, right? You have so much and train a little over. May I realize that I was like, oh, shit. Done any ground stuff a little bit dabbling. Dabbing did a little bit, but honestly, like I wasn't like super fond of it. I was just like this is hard because they'd go over like they literally eight moves and then okay. That's one move like eight moves one move. Put your ankle here that I'm like, what? The how MRs. Go ahead, go nuts, but but I'm assuming one hundred five hundred fifty fights is hurt to reprogram your brain as well, right? Yeah, for that stuff in a fight, you have enough to worry about just in boxing alone, and that's, that's another reason why I'm really glad that I didn't. I didn't try and do an am boxing at the same time definitely would have changed my boxing and I don't think it would been a successful. So your first foray into this world combat sports was actually more Ty. Yeah. Sixteen seventeen years old. Yeah. You were sort of a problem child. She's a fair to say. I mean, I definitely needed to be in the gym that really kind of direction. Partying and I didn't. I did. I do whatever I wanted. I didn't have to school. My dad got, I was just telling earlier, but my dad got custody of us at a really young age. He had a fulltime job, three dollars a fulltime job. So I had to get myself up and go to school. He was gone before I left Ghana for and then home when it was already dark. So what I did during the day. Was up to me, so I just wouldn't get up and go to school and just got caught up in party with my friends. And wanted teenager. And your two sisters? Two sisters. Older or younger one. Older. One. Younger. Okay. And did they follow us? Well, like when you went to go check out the more school down the block, do they do the same? Because my little sister was like nine years old. My older sister was year old. If she had a little more structure, you know she was like going to college and doing well and whatever. I think we all kind of responded to our lifestyle a little bit differently, and I'm the one who gave my dad, hell, what happened with your parents? My mom Melinda young age in the my mom's always struggled with alcohol and substance abuse. So when I was twelve, thirteen dad got custody of all of us. And I mean he did a great job the best he could. You know, I wouldn't. He was so supportive of my box into remember coming home and day on, like data's MSL up at a more Tijam. Gonna start fighting. He's like, okay, cool. He was probably like Hellier. Let's do something productive because they're there weeks. Just wouldn't come home. Week or two at a time. Really? Yeah. And so he started to get his worried about me. He wanted someone I said, I was gonna start boxing, he saw everything kinda changed. Where did you go for? Like a week or two boyfriend's house at the tile and you wanna check him. I wouldn't check in your the worst. I wouldn't call. I was just. Yeah, I was. So I really like messed up my dad. I know daughters single dead dancing for a week or two. Yeah. How's your relationship with him? Now us. I mean, great. He's, he's like my number one support. I mean, how many dads and their daughter came home at seventeen dad or eighteen when they not ceiling bigs. I'm like that I'm gonna. I'm gonna start training, feeling fixes in two years. I need to start going these national tournaments and he was onboard his. All right, let's do it. Wow, that's incredible. Yeah. So why did you switch from tied to boxing. Couple of reasons. One, I was just gonna take some vice to develop my hands more those my coaches idea because I had like a kink in my bag. I didn't wanna kick and for a while. And so he wanted me to take some boxing fights, and I literally never went back to multi really, actually my first boxing fight you you since the difference? Yeah, I think there I wanted to be. I knew right away. I wanted to be the best fighter in the world. I sucked ass. Right. Just walked into the gym and I was like, no, this is what I wanna do. I knew right away. And so when I started boxing, I just realized there was more of a ladder to climb in boxing in the United States personally tie. And you know, shortly after they announced the Olympics and yeah. Were you fan as a kid? Like, did you watch? No, no one in my family boxed no-one. I didn't. I didn't know anything about the sport. It was just because there's a gym, my house walked by every day. And did you start to send you became a better person like you started to pay attention more. You're better to your debt. Once you've got this routine in your life? Everything I was. I buckled down in school. I just I'd go what wake up I went ended up in that that small school attached to the big school. I was so like behind in credits and everything, but it was cool about that actually worked out because I got out of school at twelve as long do like all my work. I got school twelve. So I'd go to school till twelve and I'd go to work till four thirty. I worked at a salon across from a house, and then from there run back to my house, my running shoes run to the gym. I did that for like three years everyday everyday and win. Did it go from just doing that type structure to actually try to make this into your life with your living? Like I said, I knew right away, and I knew also knew right away that I was going to have a career in the sport. I had to star Brandon myself. I had to get sponsors had again Dortmund does this is even had an Instagram, right? So I, it was like this mindset that I had and I ended up taking a akin to my dad one day when I was like nineteen. And I was like, dad come off a loss and like I don't know on boxing now, but I was still at the multi coach. And when I just don't think that my training is where needs to be. And I was bummed out. And so he said, we'll, there's this program I found on the USA, boxing, what's website. It's in Michigan, and you can go to school on scholarship and train with the two-time limp coach. It was like an Olympic training site tach to the school. The only scholarship offer the United States. I'm like, hey, out ever look into it. I'm like bummed out, right? He calls me couple hours later or no lowers couple like a week later. Something is trying to get a hold of this guy. Coach off my coach them and say, they're letting women Olympics. Now you have state my daughter, my daughter, she wants to go to your program and two weeks later. I was on a plane from LA northern Michigan with suitcase, and like the day before school started. So enrolled myself in college, and I started training with limpet coach, I'll Mitchell and you went alone. I want alone. Yeah, nine years ago. And he didn't want to coach Riley. Yeah, no huge Tyson in the past legends, and he wanted nothing to do with females and he was ninety six Olympic. He worked with Floyd Mayweather and I mean. Andre ward everyone. So he'd never trained a girl and he was like, well, I guess during the Olympics now. Sure. But he, I don't. I definitely surpasses expectations like a diamond in the rough. I knew I was going to be great. I knew I was gonna make that Olympic team, but I don't think he really expected me to go as far as I did. Did you get the sense that he was kind of doing it, like he was trying to break you that you would leave and be out of his hair and then you sort of want him over overtime? Yeah. I mean, I don't wanna out of his hair, but I just don't think there was like a bunch of other guys in the team to. I was only girl that we're really good and probably more likely to make the Olympic team than I were. So I t train me and everything, but I, I don't think he's even says, he's like, it wasn't until you made it to the finals of Olympic trials in twenty twelve that I knew you were going to. We're going to be great. And that was only two years after I met him well, so we don't been training for two years. Yeah, you didn't make the twenty twelve team didn't know how difficult was it wasn't difficult at all because. I can't really close. So yeah, I was bummed out. But if you think about it, I was twenty two. I just started boxing at eighteen took my first box about eighteen so have been doing it that long. And I made it to the finals loss by two points. So I I, you know, I proved myself that I have what it takes, and I immediately knew that, okay, my train performer years. I'm gonna make two thousand sixteen Olympic team, but like mentally, there's not a moment there where you're like I to climb that ladder all over again. It's exhausting. That's how I would feel I just had so my like I had so much more to learn if I can do this after three and a half, four years training. Imagine what I can do for years and I loved it. So it wasn't a problem to me. What are your feelings towards the US Olympic the I know Ronda has been very vocal. She's not a fan, looking back. How do you feel about the experience how they treat you what they do with you afterwards? Looking back. I would never go for another lympics. It's like a monopoly. Okay. It's like it's almost like a scam. There's a rule. There's something called rule forty in the Olympics. That is so basically, first of all, people turning bakes, don't get paid a lot of money specially when you're not in sports like gymnastics swimming, track and field. Right when you're like in sports, like boxing or twelve thousand or for a year? Yeah, standard is like if you're on the national team number one, it's it's like a thousand dollars a month. I was getting a little more because I had made the Olympic team and I was whatever, but still the end of the day. It's not enough like you're not making that much money. So what you gotta do you gotta go out new real in as many sponsors. You can. Okay. You real monsters. They're gonna pay three dollars a month. Okay. They're going to five thirty p thousands. Now you're accumulating these sponsors, and then you get to the Olympics unless you're Nike Coca Cola McDonald's, I'd under armor that was. My one big sponsor, so they had to pay a big fee to get to be able to post or whatever about it. But anyone else I couldn't talk about my sponsors, they couldn't talk about me a huge blackout period called rule forty. And so I had a couple of sponsors and get there and they're like, you can't talk about. You can't talk about your sponsors since can't talk about you. And I have to tell my sponsors who have been paying me every month last year that. Don't talk about me during the Olympics, and so where's the incentive? There's no incentive invest and Olympic athlete. So why is that why they even have that rule? What's the point. Committee can give money off major sponsors. You know, like they did a lot of lot of money off McDonald's and Nike Cole road that. So it's just a struggle. And then like I said, you're competing. These other countries. No one can see you fight. I don't want. I had a great time. See, boxing was the time life. I mean, I trained my best friends at traveled the world. It was awesome, but I can't do it in for another four years because I have to capitalize on my youth, right. And people can't see you fight. And so you can't ruin the following Caroline, the sponsors can't etc. Did you even consider at all? Trying to go for the twenty twenty games. I think I knew right away. I felt kinda like fell into a flop. I feel like a good six months and I was like, I didn't really get any like right back training for nationals, right? I'm like, okay, I didn't get the major sponsors. I thought I was gonna get, didn't get my medal. I didn't really get a ton of recognition because they didn't pay a lot attention to boxing, you know, wasn't very Americanized sport, so people aren't paying attention to it and I just didn't get everything I wanted. It was kind of. Right back at square one. I'm like after ten years, what do I do now? And that's why started thinking like, how can I, I've always been a go getter. I'm like, okay, where can I go make the most money? Where can I go make the most of my career? 'cause that wasn't enough for me. And so I would imagine having to get to the idea of of like, oh, I'll do Bill twirl. Go do is almost does it feel like a defeat after all that time that you put into a sport that you have to go into different sport in order to make money that you think you deserve. So that's what I started thinking about, and I was like, it's like you're starting back from the bottom game box. I'm a start right back at the bottom again, and that's why I'm so glad didn't go and almost lost sight of that. Like that dream I've always had. 'cause I, when I decided to box and do all this stuff and I'm gonna guess I'm gonna get this. It wasn't a, there was no like path to follow. There wasn't wasn't non-existent career, right? But I was having to pay this way and create this career my own, and I got so frustrated at the Olympics. I don't know. Maybe I almost lost sight of that. So I'm really, really happy that I stop. Stuck with boxing, I'm doing what I'm doing now way back in the day, you had a Dr Pepper commercial two thousand dreams. Yes. How big of you? Wow, huge. It was huge that much. Yeah, they paid me a lot of money and if Unda mile dream that I got that deal in two thousand thirteen. I mean, the money lasted until two thousand sixteen, so that's incredible without me having to work. Working? Yeah, because you get residuals and it was a huge commercial play during the call, the Rose Bowl and all that. So how did you get that they just called. I mean, honestly, I just I always put it in my mind. This is what I wanted to do need these. These endorsements. I think they got a hold of coach Alford. There's looking for unique people is one of kind that was the slogan. And so that was awesome because I was like, okay, I'm doing it, but then I didn't get deal three years later, you know. So it was definitely a struggle with that fund in my victory and I was able to focus one hundred percent and have to work every time we look, if you if you look your story and the way people sort of introduce you. It's like model turn fighter model, former models. Did you actually seriously model at any point? I dabbled in modeling. It was something that everyone told me I should do, and so I thought that's what I should do. And. Did a little bit, you know, Votto shoes. I was trying to put together portfolio and whatever, and I did some shoots, but I was, I wouldn't really call myself. I was more boxer model, but it was something that I really was was passionate about, and I was like, okay, I'm gonna go to this, but it was because everyone told me so I should do. Oh, you're pretty this that, but I didn't love it. And I knew when I substance the boxing gym, like this is what I wanted to do, there's a bother you that you get recognition for your looks as well. Like the the, the sort of juxtaposition of the fact that you're good looking also fighter gets punched in the face that bother you. Are you okay with that? It doesn't bother me. I think it's like an intriguing dynamic to people just because there's been this stereotype for fighters that you have to be rough and rugged. So and you know what? I think that I represent a handful of people out there that maybe weren't represented before because I remember when I first started boxing, I would. I didn't wanna wear pink to weigh ins, right. I didn't wanna wear anything grill. Even though I was really, I was a blonde California girl and I wanted to wear pink juicy suit, but I wouldn't trust him. Flag or like try and look the park because I want people to respect me or take me seriously, but now I know that I don't have to do that. Like I, I, I made sealant bakes have a resume to prove it, and I'm confident now my skills I'm just I'm just going to be who I am and that's really sometimes whatever. And I think that that represents a lot of people a lot of women out there also. What is your friends from school? So about you doing this fig? It was weird. Were they supportive? They were supportive, but then. You know you, you lose friends because I couldn't. I didn't wanna go on Friday and Saturday nights anymore. I wanted to get up and train and runs, oh, I lost a lot of friends and it was just and then I up and moved to Michigan and kind of started a whole new life so, but he knows sacrifice I made. Now I remember when Rhonda brought you for the amended newness fight, right? You, you were in her camp for that? Yeah, that is one of the most mysterious bizarre buildups to a fight ever because she didn't speak to anyone. She was a mute. She did talk this even on fight week UC gave her car blondes to do nothing. She shows up and literally to me look like a shell former self like she go punched once. And that was at a sixty second fight. What was she like in that camp? She honestly seemed really focusing that camp. You know her. I remember her being really lean leaner than normal and she seemed happy and focus. And I think she just cut out that media because I mean, I don't know. I don't want to speak for her, but she cut that media's just as you can zone it because I mean, imagine I mean. I, I can't imagine how much media it would be after her at that stage in her career. So how did you link up with her? I actually met her years and years ago, like right before she blew up and we have sparring session then. And so I knew her coach and her coach contacted me through Instagram. Yeah, yeah. And he's like him, kill, you know, we'd love some sparring from you if you're vailable, so I'll. Yeah. Awesome. For sure. It was a like being part of our camp. It was. It was fun. You know, they're really cool. They set me up. Care of me. Well, you know, I signed something and also saying anything about the camp. True? Yeah. India. Yeah. Is that a common thing? I think so, really. I mean, I think when someone's doing big when someone's that, they don't want me talking about this morning. Yeah, I guess three years later. Yeah, I guess so I can't tell you. I can ask you how she wasn't sparring, which was like, anything are you? So you could have just said that at the top you were trying to skirt around giving you. Okay. I appreciate. Are you still in touch with her now? No. I mean, we Instagram, but that's a, yeah. She had an event on at the wildcard west in Hollywood, which I went out and saw to do that last time I saw it was like when you went to the fight, her flooding newness you, were there your first UFC fight? Yeah. What did you think of it show perspect- not the fight itself would be the whole like production. Yeah, it was. I thought it was awesome. Yes, super financially. Got me seats too. Early couples back third. So it was. It was great surprise. She hasn't fought again. No, no. I mean, look, Scott. She got a awesome career right now. It's WWE making probably tons of money. So I mean fighting's brutal sport. If you have what you do it to make money right roll in here because we wanna we love it, but we're here to BUSTER ass. Get the recognition and make some money, and you know you don't wanna do it forever. If you don't have to ever do that. I don't know. I don't know if I'm like the type. Okay. Do have that showman show that? Yeah. Yeah, talking smack, I'll let stuff. Yeah. No, I don't know. I mean, I mean they pay me enough. I'll figure it out your right people get mad about when when when fighters say that, but at the end of the day, the are nice and all, but you want to make money. Yeah, and we know he can't fight forever. So that's the goal. The goal is to is to build your name, build your grant hair so that you can have a career after fighting. Right. And so that's exactly what she's doing now. I feel like the biggest fight or one of the biggest fights that can happen right now, female, boxing, versus Katie Taylor, do agree with me. Yep. How how far away are we from this being your with different promoters? Of course, can can this even happen? Do you foresee a time of this happens is something that you want to see happen? Oh, yeah. I mean, it's it's gonna happen. It's gonna happen. It's gonna happen and it just needs to happen at the right time because it would be a shame if the world wasn't watching. So it's too soon. Now it's now because I actually I'm I'm still able to make one thirty. She's fighting at one thirty five. So I'm going. I'm going to take the belt. It's one thirty take that division while I still can. And then sometime next year move up to one thirty five and start fighting the girls there and that that's I think it'd be great because we'll both be champs have belts in, but there's a lot of other, do you know? So we'll see. We'll see much disparage the butt flicked. That could be one of the biggest it is. It is definitely a huge following Europe. Huge-selling Ireland top ranks helped me build my following here in the United States. So I think it's going to be an exciting fight. You watch her foot on Saturday. You did? Okay. You made a point to watch it McGregor. Was there in the front row DC that who's who's in the front row supporting you, you need more love. I know American fighters to you. Four, you. Pumping up Instagram, Twitter, all that stuff to get behind you. How many, how many fights is your top rank deal for? I work five year contract, but they're overdoing it. I mean, okay, happy with it. Seven this last year. So how many years? Three. Three years. So one and a half or one and changes done. Yeah, but that doesn't mean it's going to be that now is just what we started with so okay, you can renegotiate in middle. They've got are paying more. We'll definitely renegotiate. I mean, we they, they were taking in their mind taking me, okay, can we develop a market films, boxing, but I know my manager knows knows that we will, and so we know we know we're going to do, and I think they're starting to believe in me too. So you'll be top ranks, Ronda Rousey you a breakdown, all those doors. It's always said, I wanted to be the Ronda Rousey of oxygen done so much and she's her her success is his crossover into boxing because like I said, when I sat down top, they, they see they see what you know Rhonda and other girls, how they can be on big cards and headline fights and how it Celso. So the next one is December twenty first December fourteenth fourteenth, and where's it? It's going to be in Corpus Christi, Texas. Nice, yeah, so very exotic Texas fan, and and do we have an opponent? No. And are you going for another belter defending your belt? I believe I'll be defending my belt. Yeah. And then you know, in the next couple of fights, I wanna get. WBZ Bill. I think the title holder right now. She's from Finland. So literally, I have no say in my fights, coach Al is like super. I mean seventy five year old box coach from Philly. I mean, he's done this and he can do this in his sleep. He's very particular. So I'm not leaving allowed to ask who invited until he comes to me and tells me he's like, don't worry about it. If I was on this getting the gym, a call, you. And I know when when I when I know we're doing okay. So different from our world completely different. But I like that it's very old school, very ill, you and you just follow him. He tells me, he's like, let's listen to me. He's like, I've done this. I've have eleven Olympia in Kayla. I have three world champions his, you'll be world champion. If you just listen to me and I'm like, how can you say that driver things done for me? I mean, you can't. You've got to believe him. It's so far so good so far. So good so far I've listened very happy for you. Thank you for doing. I really appreciate it. Congrats on all your success. You're killing it. You're on ESPN. If you can just sign our banner, though it'd be tremendous. We're having people sign our banner and we're gonna do something with that at some point. The next two years PF plus. Let's push for ESPN. Tanked up Inc. But keep it up. Really, we're watching. We're supporting you. So I wish you the best continued success. Thank you for your flight and all that stuff. This was a lot of five Kayla mayor. Yes. Thank you very much. If you don't mind just signing that on your way out. You could just do yourself. It's it's very nonchalant here we're still well. Yeah. You're wondering about the markets right over there to the left to the left the is that to be onto song to the left, who is that? I don't know who that is. By the way, my mom just text me that she loves you. So she's a big. She's a big fan of yours, and I don't know if you have any gold markers over there, but close enough there. It is. Michaela mayor, two thousand sixteen Olympia in fighting on ESPN once again on December fourteenth. That's ESPN television. All right. You best believe and could have been a Bill to our may fighter, but alas, destined for greater things in the world of professional, boxing, eight annot. Now, soon to be nine annot just wanna built many more to come. Thank you so much for stopping by Michaela, all the best to you, and we'll talk to very soon. Thank you so much for coming in studios. Well, there she has Michaela mayor, what a great pleasure. That was great to have her in studio and a reminder that Eddie Alvarez would be joining us or will be joining us in a matter of moments as an and my wife. By the way mckelway his you wanted to know is a big fan of yours. L. she just texted me so Eddie our is going to be in studio in a little bit as well. So how about that? Great to have Michaela mayor in studio Alvarez is going to be joining us that was. A lot of fun. I enjoyed having your in studio. I remember you'll recall a few watch the countdown show that she was a part of Rhonda's camp for that. Amanda Nunez fight way back when you have si two. Oh, seven? Yes, I do believe. Didn't work out, but I don't think it was her fault. Okay. Matter moments, we are hopefully going to connect with Darrin till haven't heard from him much. Since his loss to Tyron Woodley as you may recall. And then after that will be joined by Eddie Alvarez still to come is found Tina Shevchenko. I posted a photo of Valentina ship Janko training. With Chris cyborg. She's in California right now training with cyborg for their respective title-fights cyborg fighting UC two-thirty to gets man the Nunez and Valentina fighting of course on December eight th you have see to thirty one against you on Jay check. Last week. We had you on nj check on the program to explain to us what happened with her fighting Valentina shift chanko and then that fight getting cancelled. And then of course it went to suggest Eubanks against shift chanko at Madison Square Garden. And then they canceled that fight after they got the main event between Dino Cormet and Derek Lewis, and then they put shift chanko back with you on nj check. So we got her side of the story, and I thought, well, to complete the entire, you know saga if you will, let's get Valentina. So Valentinas coming. Up in around an hour's time. Eddie Alvarez coming up and around fifteen twenty minutes here in studio. After the live program, I remind you that the post show will be up on YouTube and I tunes and all those places more New York, Rick. Not here today, New York, Rick is actually in Hawaii, the lucky bastard. He is there with family mazal, tov to his sister-in-law who's getting married over there and Hawaii. So he is not here, but he'll be joining us via the magic of Skype after the post show. If all goes according to plan, we are actually going to be joined by another guests. That will be a taped interview though. Becoming out later on today. I cannot at this time reveal who said guest is, but I will tell you that said, guest. Has not talked a while, and I will tell you that said guest is someone that you have talked about for a while and have wanted to hear from for a while. Is that a good enough hint or two for you? He is someone who has been in the news. He is someone who we have wondered what's on his mind. He is someone who we have wondered what's up with him and hopefully later on today, it will be taping an interview with him and that interview will be coming out later on this evening. So that's all coming up as we move towards the end of the day. All right. I've been wanting to hear from Darren till for quite some time. I've been wanting to talk to until for quite some time, and I know that you all share that sentiment as well. He has been on our minds wondering what's next for him what direction he goes in post you of c. to twenty eight. He has kind enough to be joining us on the phone right now straight from his home in Liverpool, Darren. How are you. Properly maintained k. glad to speak you. Oh yes, it's a pleasure. I really appreciate you doing this, Darren. Thank you so much. So there's obviously a lot to talk about what has life been like the last a month and a half or so after that world, wind UFC to Twenty-eight, have things quieted down, calm down a little bit for you. Yeah, cocaine other say, I haven't been too much out there. The medium after me fight, you know, they, you know, I just want to take a few weeks ago, know reflect some life on how far Colin, I'm one of chief on, you know, obviously you might, you know it was. It was it was a difficult one. It was a tough one. Well, you know, you conscious put the. It's not like I'm put lots of life with every instrument, all the negatives as well. So to twenty eight for me was negative. You know, others face it had on it is one of five a month. Did you feel like you need a little bit like I don't know. Like detoxification there was so much hype and so much buzzed. And you just wanted to get away from the spotlight a little bit after the fight. Yeah, because. It's been a year a year yesterday since a forte cowboy. You know if he's been a big year just, you know, I should say a lot of high. A lot of people, you know, dependent on on people are so confident that you're going to be the champion event. You know, you get a chance to fight for the, you know, it's not the way it's not a lost the way I feel like I was able to showcase myself from other thing. You know, I got be fair and square, and I just want to put out a few weeks to think to reflect them to obviously next news. Have you had a chance to watch that fight? Have you sat down and actually we watched the fight against hiring. Yeah, I've lost quite a few times. I've seen it in high like awesome by it just hits. What. In protest and the fish. I just. For the fight. You know, I just didn't feel as I felt like. Doc guy like Katembo they, you know, on his meal and got knocked out, obviously was, you know, it's just I just like. They spent Penin with God all. I'm not able to find the column for them on any. He's not counting Jim against any any call, but it's, you know, saying this is you know which one of them. You can't win the ball. Why? Why do you say that you have any furious to why you're relaxed biggest fight of your life? Titlefight main event. All that more. Why do you feel like you're relaxed. Yeah. You say the biggest. I felt like income, you know, wait, come at interest went so pay, you know, usually income, you know, I'm I'm caught in and I just went so well, you know, I felt so good. You know, I mean, teams is it wasn't an issue. Maybe call so much on making wait on a thousand until so much make the way because how many people saying, you know, online, whatever the generalist every time spoke to me, it was always a question of race. I think compensated mode on weight than the fight in my I was in Todd walk. I have to contemplate it'd be sometimes insane. And I was thinking about ball, how many kilos lost all, you know, stuff like that. So then things become into play on. It was a FaceTime for me. You know, that much professional make them wait it it. It was brought in a sense because I felt I had was the only fight who had missed weight. And every question was about weight and every time you have she would pokes on the comments wasn't about how much of a good fight it was gonna be. It was got until gonna. Mitch. Wait, the fights not gonna happen on. Sometimes you see, even if you call, I, I, you know, I'm a strong by the guide. It gets the. Do think on you yourself? So I think that much about the proof that many people late. I think the whole fight come on the FIFA. They just mowed about weight. And then when of made, I'm like, oh yeah, I'm fighting of the best wealth role. So I think I was Sola called, I am contemplated macho, like other fame. Other famous I'm using misses an excuse to there's no way that the ninth there was there was there's no way I was winning. It was. It was Todd of what he was winning because I'm in hindsight, you wish you had a fighter two more before the title fight that that may be was it was a little too soon after the one ROY fight or or or did that not cross. I know. I know I kind of, I mean, still years what he is one of the festival all time. I know. On any given lights, and he and I, we show me perspec- before and it's called the college of fight that I am. It's it's just one of, you know, it much woman fights then saying, so just because of lost. It doesn't mean it was to share and I don't feel like you know. But yeah, I'm still young. I'm still gonna, you know, you're sailing. It's twenty five gonna walk all things to do them. I'm finished. It's just it's fares law people that wit yet after this law, so people five of what you know when you lose, you know, get saying like, you know, the Hoppy loss, you know what? It's like to lease. It is what it is. You know if I'm ever be a fighter. Wall. If he leaves a fight NFC me. Yeah, it's okay. But you know, I just don't have the Poynton fights and he's lost twenty dollars lowest. You know. You know, I don't really say I went to the change. Is to coach him to like sangam pot because I'll go with that. They ask that I was just. I was just like it is what it is. Let's let's just let's just spot way. Again, I have to give you credit and especially hearing how much it affected you. You know you handle that like a champ man, like you handle that, like a pro you. I saw you all the media afterwards. You talked everyone gave no excuses showed up. You didn't hide. I mean, I know how much you were hurting inside an t even here that you crying afterwards. I think you deserve a lot of credit for that. You know, I say. A lot of fighters. They thing in life op- nothing else in my life apart from fight and I don't live today anything on a on a day-to-day basis to how to look forward to find another makeup center with Akon spoke on tonight. Chief. That's so some reasons for chew. Right. I wouldn't have my. One of my lost the fight on the five, awful. It's just a function on a loss to it. Barely hippie to say about, you know, tried, I felt embarrassed to book from people in the eye. 'cause I know that people depended on me. Damn thing. Makes me step in it. It's not. It's not someone else you know to all the torture, those go to say opening. I don't think there's anyone out there. I think there's very few fighters hard on the my coach column that the museum I see what the poll every enough got into it. So to lose way you have cost the chain after that after only now eighty four. The thing I was like, okay, he wants to fight this got life with the web. Have you decided that you're done at welterweight darn. No, I know that a lot of, I mean, what you need to know about, you know, spoke to sponsor poppy pollen. You know, I said, I might consider. I haven't made a final. Yep. This just you know, just don't a one of the chain. And again, I'm wondering about how much I'm going to be an all voting about weight for the fight. I wanted just saying how train make sure about this one hundred percent phone. Chris on the finds itself who I'm gonna destroy the wanna be all of a little bit. Next on the show about after an extra twenty minutes. I don't want that. I want to be informed stakes before the fighting going. There smush SMAP so I might now, I don't know. The only advice gonna take from coach, you know, spoke to the open for. I'm not decision that will. I'm not a decision yet went on, you know, wealth leads still not just all right. Now, what is your coach saying? What does he want you to do. We haven't spoke to be on. Oh meeting is literally about a drop. She's any minute. Now she baby. So the only focus now is, is taking care of like today, even in the hospital saw. The only spoke to on the phone. 'cause I man, I appreciate it. Yeah. From what do you make? It's just right now. Mainly coach very spoke. A lot know been saying, obviously, you know, I think he's just a few weeks, right? I don't think about the fight, and I don't think the understand about, obviously, is she end up in so selfish insane, you know, as as as maybe I think these next few weeks now to be banded about hand and taking care of all. Just curious what direction you have a direction you're leaning towards. You say that it's such a nightmare, and you want to worry about just the fight and eating steaks all that stuff. Why would you even consider one seventy anymore? Yep. I thought to say I just I haven't made a final decision yet. Yeah, cope middleweight feel like I'm a one of the biggest guys. I'm thinking guy fights about when obviously guy like in a gospel. He he's a small you, then you got up to Middle East pay actually find your, he's five, seven, you know, I just feel like you know, in my life had lifted very minimal, lift a lot of ways to stop it. You know, getting on the proper weights regime unchain the way I cook between them in full belly and stuff like that. Feel up near the way out. Rarely, all a lot of kacie pollen on a happy and a lot of these weights. You know, that's just what I think all of spent well to eight and still be clever with the colts dwellers for say, kinda get final. I'm so I'll know that an extra week. So we'll say, is it fair to say that you're taking the rest of the year off? And I'll look into fight in twenty eight teen. I just want to say it could be the way to go. Then the newborn, triumphant, you know, I, you know, I'm I'm Jim full. On the EIB on on my Christmas Kabul just before Christmas or even just off there. I'm Ned on the medi. You know, I'm rushing on. These could be boasting. I'm outta pointing away. You know, chief, I really come along layer, feel yourself still going ten years to do one of one or two show lately in noble. Obviously, I wanna find it in. I thought I looked to fight, you know, dot love would stay around for few years and got much NFU years. I thought I'd move. And okay. So so right now you're you're about like any second. Now you're about have your second child. Correct. And is it a girl as well. It's good to have done. I know you took some some heat afterwards. You had some comments about your. I only care about myself. I don't care about my family. Did you feel like that was misunderstood at all? I mean, I don't know if it could be misquoted 'cause it's video clip, so there it is. But do you feel like people didn't quite understand what you are trying to say in that clip. Dollars Mitchell, like, obviously this yet as selfish to welcome yourself fall to how you know there's no fight in line up just the biggest fights the, yeah, I'm all about family unless you know all about contantly to the next to Zell currently able not. I'm Donald telephone. You know, since the fight on, you know, just stop. I'm right now. What it is, but then obviously get the fight sane. Again, you know, obviously other stuff to focus solely on myself, because what I do is alternately from yourself from for them, my family. It's all right now. I'm not until. By the way, like how much do you weigh right now? Material. I haven't even concentrate, you'll to it. So this is what I'm eating doughnuts long. Opinion. I often not like usual self after the fight. 'cause you know, when when win a fight of fears? Right now. I don't feel like everybody of his own. Aw. You know, I, I. I'm just not as heavy as you expect them like people on case about ninety one k. and all I had that they had about my Holloway coach from like, I don't know this through. So they'll say, fuck lady from like eight, seven, forty five, which is just full mental little shoe. But I know either big dude around like two hundred pounds ninety. One kilos. Nineteen on tuned upon. Me not sane, and you know, and dash out. If I was saying that he'll be like one nine t one nine, t five, which is. Know still for well, I think what you think when when you have a huddle on these guys clip that way, I, I'm reading the quotes that you told Patty power and like you are pretty definitive in those quotes. Like I moving up to middleweight and I might go back down, but I'm excited to see what it's like mid away. Did you have a change of heart since you told them that. No, it's sad. It's over the fed. Sometimes I don't know about feed off vital. You know, I was just thinking about that yet, and there's a way you know. It's it's, I'm probably nine flights, probably, you know, say seventy percent going to be another white ball. We'll see my real shave. It's that I just wanna make the right choice. That's all right. You know, I'm definitely going to be. There's always there's no doubt about it. You know, coach, say, show him more than eight dollars. A few more fights at there's some steady wants to hop. So you know, it's it just lingers in the mind. Okay, so it's eventually going to happen. The big question is whether it happens in the very near future next essentially. Right? Yeah. Yeah. I, I think, yeah. It's definitely when often it's just went. Can automated. Yeah. I, I said, after your flight in September that it reminded me of when George saint-pierre lost to mad Hughes. And what I meant by that was he lost his first title fight. He learned from it. We all saw that he had, you know, championship qualities to his game came back and eventually won the belt. I feel like I was watching the same thing like maybe it was a little soon. Maybe they rushed you into it, but you were there you loss. And I feel like at some point, you will be a better man as a result of it. Do you see what I'm saying? Do you agree with me. The land. It was good too. Face to like it was in. It was just gold too. What we've lost Saint lost, all these dates of lost. You know. It just it inside. I've lost before they had in my time. Bulk symbol, just cause absolute. You pay over on other so many people's, you know, depend on them skull for the lost like that. You know the way I lost. You know, I got on that. I'm just eating those phone on, you know, I guess it just it hit the army all got probably never be able to take out to me when I got a rematch and I have to live without now and I have to, you know, I have to show. I'm gonna come back from it and you know, I'm OSH many. It's just it's not like it's gonna FEC a loss of truth be told, you know if anyone's said that didn't hit, you know, I'm okay with the lion. You know, of course. Well, I think you've been handling it very well. I see have taken a bit of a break. You're not tweeting or anything like that. You're kind of taking some time to yourself to your family, and I think that's okay. There's nothing wrong with that. It was a whirlwind right. I'll be fishing and given that makes. Only about. Well, I, I had no idea that your girlfriend was giving birth any second now. So I really appreciate you doing this Darren. I talk to what it means a lot. Thank you so much for squeezing us in best of luck to her best of luck to the baby and an early. Congratulations to you in the family on number two coming up. That's very stuff. I appreciate and I will be boxed on that utilize meal. You watch what I do. You just watch. I can't wait. Thank you all the best to Jerry Darren till always a pleasure to talk to the gorilla and congratulations to him and his and his girlfriend of course best. 'cause they're about to embark on having their first child together and Darren second girl, that's exciting stuff. So hold the phone on Darren till middleweight. He says that he's still considering welterweight. We'll see what happens there. All right. Big news last week, Eddie Alvarez. The hottest free agent in mixed martial arts is now with one championship and guess what? I first interview. He's here in studio Eddie. The underground can't let me stand up royalty in the house while. Wow, what an honor this is Kensington Philadelphia in the house. Wow. Look at this guy. I feel the richness losing out of your body. Look at you, the hottest free agent in the game. Eddie Alvarez. Welcome. I man. It's good to be here. Yes. Now come closer to the microphone over there. If you just wanna. Something way here. Yeah, you're good. How are you? Excellent. How did you wearing gave me what's that? I'm always Reverend dig me. So their clothing Brin. Okay, buddy. Ryan's it. I'm always supporting guys got their jackets or hats tip your cat give respect. I, I don't know if this is this is rude, but can you can you? I wanna see your eyes. There's a bit of there you go. Okay. Yeah. Wow. You're looking good man. She's got gotta ten and everything. Sure. It's a nice shirt. Is that new one I should have brought one. Four you? Yeah, would have been nice did that. I'll send it. We, we get them done before, fight, different colors like them before a neighborhood thing. Okay. I only Philly people have the the shirts you'll be you'll be the one and don't forget. I went to Kensington myself in New York. Their journey. Oh, I did not. Well, I really appreciate you doing this. I appreciate you coming. Super happy relations would have had shake you. Have we have a lot to discuss? Yeah, we have a ton to discuss. I actually wanna start back in July four. All this. This Emporia fight doesn't go your way your coaches lambasted Mark, Henry great. Mark, Henry everyone's ripping on forgiving you, bad advice. You not really talk since then is Mark Henry to blame for that loss. And now now come on. Look, we're team. So when things don't when things go, right, we blame me. We blame each other. When things go wrong. We blame each other. So were team. I'm what I'm one part of the puzzle inside that cage. There's me there's Ricardo Mark and Ray Robinson. We're all in there together. So mistake was made it. It's fist-fighting, it's it's very, there's a very small margin for error, especially when you're fighting a guy like Dustin or anybody in the top five top ten or or whatever. Very small margin fire made a mistake. We paid for. For. I've been on the other end of them, so I, it is one of those. So what's interesting about that fight was that you gambled on yourself? Right. It was much talked about that you are going to be a free agent that there were some talks before, but you're like, now I want this fight play out, then I'll test the market. How much the laws hurt. You know we're not. We're not in the one talks yet, right? We're not. We're just Saturday night after the laws. You're all bloodied up your in Calgary, and you're like, man, I gambled and I lost my last fight. How much does it sting at heart may yet will just knowing that, okay, this is not just a loss is the last fight on my contract. Maybe I've now gone down in terms of leverage, right? Yes. So that that was definitely thought a mine. But I think how you fight over overall also has leverage and leverage always goes to the man who's willing to walk. And there hasn't been one single contract during my career where I wasn't willing to walk. Like if I felt like I wasn't going to get paid, what what I, what I thought I was worth. So you know, a UFC Bella tour, no matter who the promotion is. If you're if you're a fighter and you know your value, if you're willing to walk you all you always hold the cards as a free agent. Okay. So on it stone, I held a lot on that win. I, I was sure I was going to win the fight. I went into the fight gambling on myself and I lost. Monetarily, did it did it? Did it. Hurt me. No, not at all, and we will get to that, but then. Okay. So then now you go back home and you're about to bark being free agent. What's the process? Are people coming at you as UC coming at you or was it a slow process? How does that all start? So so no, no promotions are allowed to speak to you about contractual like the minute, the the week of your exclusive negotiation period with the u. of c. professor mmediately when you when you go to free agency, you're not allowed to speak to anyone about numbers or anything like that. People can say, they'll express interest, you know, you know, Bella tour one, I've see all these other promotions are allowed to say we, we are interested, but we're waiting for you to get out of your exclusive negotiation period. I four we can discuss any details or any numbers or anything like that. And how much is that? How long has a. Thirty sixty days. I'm not. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure. But I know that the the UFC they weren't. They were pretty. Like we sat down with them and we went to them face to face. We flew out of Vegas, sit down with them. We didn't want to long at the process. We wanted to make a decision makers quick as possible furred for you c. for myself. So so we did that. So how did that go that that that face to face meeting in who's in the meeting in the meeting was me Lloyd my agent Lloyd Lloyd Pearson and and JJ our attorney attorney as well jangled seen. And then on the UFC's part was Dana. Sean Shelby, and their their attorney as well. I'm it's not coming. Hunter, Campbell? Yup, general counsel so that the meeting was like surprised like real real light aren't. There was no, you know, every everybody was very agreeable. I didn't know what to expect because you're you're, you're negotiate you. I'm saying what I feel I'm worth whether you guys think it or not, it's up to you, but there's definitely an argument to be had there, but everything was it was. It was a normally Dane. Dana was surprisingly call us how they didn't. You know he, he was fine as well. Everybody was cool. There was no things we're laughing allot talking joke in it was fine. Do they actually make you an offer that day? Yeah, that day. I thought I felt always worth. They knew what I wanted going in. We, we spoke about an amber times and you know, they came close a real. I, you have seen it of really good offer. I, I was under. I was under the notion that I feel like all fighters are underpaid period fighters in general, for what for the value that we bring and how much the promotions make. Overall, not just the u. of c. but all promotions what they make versus what is paid. I feel like all fighters are underpaid, so now we have to compare now as a free agent. We have to compare our contracts to the market, but I, I was ready under notion at the market is really low. What is the comparible already real low? So I wasn't necessarily going to compare my contract to to my colleagues like you know, to to to Frankie's or moorlands or or even guys who are in the same sort of ranking. I wasn't going to do that because already think everybody's not getting paid enough. So I had a number and you have almost met it almost not not totally, but. We, we were almost there and I said, okay, they made a really good offer. I said, just give me a day. I just want a little bit of time to think, and I'll go home and think about it, and then I'll call Lloyd up, call my management and figure out what or call my agent and figure out what I wanna do. So after day I just couldn't could not sign a deal. I just want it what on because I think the value of free agency today is is so incredible to give that up to a fighter for any fighter to give that up to give up free agency is foolish. I think there's so much value in today that if if your age out there and you're not, and you're, you're sort of resigning your fighters and not allowing them to test free agency. It's a little bit foolish and I'm fighters fighting fifteen years who not just understands how the fight game, but I understand the economics of the fight game. The business part of it. Free agency is so powerful today, not all it's not always been. It's not always been powerful today. It is really powerful if you really wanna make. Money in the sport. You really wanna test your value and see how much you're worth you. You become a free agent. There's no, I would say there is no other option. Wow. So you felt that you'd be doing yourself at the service if you didn't at least test the market, you'd like the deal. You're okay with you, but I gotta see what else is out there. Huge. I mean, I'd be I'd be curious for the next four years I'd be I'd be Rippin the little bit of hair that I have left out of my head thinking about, was there the ought there? Was there monster dealer I didn't know about what is this guy won't offer? What is that? I won't. I would have not been able to sleep at night, signing a deal, not knowing what I what, what my full potential was. So I just I called my agent and I asked. Can we respectfully like decline that the initial offer and ask to go out and play play the field? You know, that's a weird conversation have ios. It's like going a girlfriend and saying, hey, can I can I date all these other girls and see, see if I still like. You know, we we're, but you know, you have Dana was right away, get into took it well, no problem. No problem. And I think part of it had to do with, you know, I respect Dana. Dana respects me we have. There's a lot of mutual respect there on super honest with Dana. When we when we talk and he is what may as well. So I mean, we have a good relationship and he he said, yeah, sure. Go ahead, Chris, go out, what do you see what you start to hear? So we go out and I mean everyone's interest. Okay. Everyone from Russia to Poland to bare knuckle fighting to to to everyone. Everyone's interested everyone to sit down and talk. And then and then one I've see comes about even the PF l. all every everybody who is a promotion who is in the fight game, smaller little wanted to sit down at least have a conversation and talk. Did you have a conversation with all these people? Yeah, the the majority of my. I said to Lloyd agent, if if we're going to do this, we want every option in a book and we can. We can we know mount and that that's what we did. Is that overwhelming or is that a fun process? Super exciting. Oh, you like you so fun. So fun that. I mean, I'm for any fighter. I would push any fighter today. Do it? Do it, do it out of just out of the excitement, forget your the bell of the ball, everyone's coming to you with their pitch. Yeah, we're, we're fighters were risk takers in general, which is odd. We're risk-takers by nature, but no fighter wants to become a free agent because they're worried about the risk involved. That's true. If we're if we're willing to walk out of a tunnel going to a cage, another man risk embarrassment in front of millions of people, what what are you so worried about becoming a free like. I'm especially myself. I'm a risk taker by nature. I take risk. That's what I do. I do it in a cage. Sometimes they're not good for me. Sometimes they work out, but the excitement doing it is. I don't wanna say overwhelming, but it's it's, it's a fun. It's a fun process. So how does it start with one you reach out to them or they reach out to you? I believe they were. They were. They were already saying they were interested along along with it and nother a bunch of other people. One was one of the first companies that kind of reached out and they they, they were ready to get going pretty quickly and they were one real offer pretty quick. Well, was it a good offer? It was through the roof better than the US's crushed everyone. Everything. Wow, body like not. There wasn't anything within a, they lapped. Everyone really did it become clear. Very early on. One is the leader here, like no one came close to them. They're the one yet wall on the pump. If the thing with the thing with the you have is there's a lot of there's intrinsic value see on you don't. You can't just go apples apples with you. Have you can't say, I'm going to. I'm gonna make a hundred thousand bucks a the of c. so if someone offers me one hundred fifty here, then I'm going to take one hundred fifty because the the the stage of the u. of c. is different. You gotta add, you gotta add some other things. But when you look at a player like one there. In when when you when you go to Asia, they're, they're the most dominant force, you know, in that aspect of the world, and then you have the UFC who's dominant here in America. So these are two of the same exact players to giant massive media stages that the traffic value is in so much there there that you thought it would be so on. I'm just I'm super excited that one made me a partner and their promotion I didn't. It was. It was. It was more of a partnership than it was, hey, you're gonna come on as a fighter, and here's your, here's your on. Here's your money to fight and that's it. They made me a true a true partner in promotion. What do you mean by that? Like legit like you get your like an actual business partner. There, there's it's a package deal. It's not what our fighters today are, what I get to win. What I think is complete. I haven't did a winning show contracting ten years. I never will, but it's it's a, it's a package. It's a package. It's nothing like a normal MMA contract. They made me a true partner in the promotional chose the terms of this, like you don't have to tell us the monetary terms like what are the items that we're talking about in the package? And if you want to tell us the monetary terms, they're able to look the. Without getting into detail the package in general, it's it's gonna be an eight figure deal well, yeah, eight eight figure fight deal. How many, how many hours again, guaranteed I figure deal in total total. How many years. Not as manager think really, and and but they made me a true partner which will happy about they, they fully committed to me and and. And we were, we are fully committing back. That's that's. That's where we're at, will want to say is it is this deal so good that you're almost surprised how good it is. Would you feel like, no, this is the deal that I've earned deserve. This is the deal when I left the table. You see? Yeah. And I said, I want to go out to explore this the deal I had in my mind while so this is the deal that I felt was out there for almost every guy a top-five UFC who has a massive name. There's a lot of promotions with a lot of money, and there is a lot of free agents. There's barely any, right? So it's supply and demand. If there's massive promotions with massive capital rate, like there's promotions I've capital raises every frigging every couple of months. Capitalize it. UFC does it one f c, Dow's it Bella tour? Does they all do it? And to be a free agent market like that. It's exciting. It's super exciting, and and once stepped up that up big time, they, they basically put me my family. I not just short-term cause short short-term is awesome. But long-term, how much did you know about one before all this? Like do you wash their fights? Have you been a fan of theirs? Yeah. I actually why I like watching their their their Moi tie the Moi ties stuff they put on because they have some of the best Moy Thai flights in all of sport, but the the promotion in general, it's it's on. It's on an app you on the one I've see at and it's it's super cool trade up soon as you pop on the app pops right to sign up or anything live. Everything is free so beat because you don't have to pay for. It's all free. You know. I'll go to fight and I think it was twenty five million people tuned in last one say well, and this is twenty five new fans that I'll have not I in America. I have a lot of fans in America law fight in for the fans here, but this is twenty five million new fans that I'll have in Asia, which which is also exciting. So once you've got that incredible deal from one, did you go back to the scene? They would match it. What when I when I spoke to Daynet originally when I spoke today and I said, I said to him, look to be fair. I'm not. I'm not going out to to go find someone else and then come back to you and then border. And that's not what I wanted to do. I wasn't trying to play the UFC or play play a game with anybody. I, I, I said, I wanna go out. And if someone if we find a person who is willing to put, you know, my family might me I along term make us a partner, then I'm then I'm probably going to end up with them and he, he respected that. He said, he said, I understand no problem. And. It was, you know it was a, it was a clean cut. There was no hiccups with with me, no story that you want to hear. I know you wanna you wanna hear. You wanna hear some goods? No, I wish I had something to tell you clean. There isn't mean me Dana. Everything went run real well Bill tour because they were very quick to keep saying like, oh, we're not interested. We're not which I found to be an interesting move on their part because why wouldn't they be interested, especially with the chancellor fight there? Were there any serious talks Bill tour? So they, I mean they, they called most frequent. Oh, there you go. Yeah. You sit up night just wouldn't even lower. See, that's what happens when you tell me that I smoke. So it's bringing down Delatour I think, called the most frequent about being interested. But when it came down to putting together a deal on a contract or something like that, I think they said, hey, let's sit down and come on out, fly out. But before you fly out like, what are you? What are you sort of thinking in your head? And when we gave them our number, what we were thinking those a, they called back the next thing. I don't think we're making that have been weird to go back to Bill to after everything that happened like. It was not my it was. It was not. My first pick def definitely wasn't. It's interesting and I got into it and I try not to get into it with the fans on Twitter, but I sorta did because I felt felt like they weren't released seeing the situation for what it was. I got a lot of people when we're reporting this being like, oh, great job. Eddie like you. Just you just took the easy way out all you just blew it great job going and fighting up security. And I was like, no, you morons like Eddie Alvarez has won every belt has fought for every promotion. Eddie hours Juan. He's the rare exception. This is the guy who actually don't look at it from a fan boy perspective. Look at it from the actual, you know, one in a million fighter who's actually going out on his term and getting paid like you're not been aspirin. And what I mean by that is Ben asking in his prime went to one that we couldn't really find out how good he was. You've won every belt and every organization go out and win another one. And get paid in the process. Have you gone that a lot as well? People be like, I wanna see you in the you have wanted. Graham disappointed in you, things like that. So little tiny bit. Okay. There over the overall reaction and God has been super positive, which I what I didn't expect. I, I expect some expected. I'll bake fish mall pond, all this, but I think. If if anybody followed my career, I never resigned promotion ever ever during my whole career that I say, okay, let's re up that. Never. I honestly, I think it's a little bit. You're doing yourself an injustice, you're, you're lowering your own value. So I think it's always important to test for agency to keep for the very for the very reason to keep a business honest steps Reggie just keep everyone honest. So to know for your own for your own good. What, what your, what your values overall too, with every promotion, not just not just one single one also huge about this is and I say it as well. We called free agency, but there's not real free agency anime in the sense that like if you play for the Phillies and your contract is up. Now you've thirty other teams that are available to our sport. Free agency in the last couple of years has been UFC bell tour belt or you have c. oh, maybe the one guy who goes here. If one is now actually a player right? And they're actually an and from what I hear, big things are coming one's way. You're the the beginning of it all this changes a lot. Now, there's a third major player and who knows what happens with PF l. and what they're doing. Now we're talking real options real free agency. Now we're getting into the boxing model, which I think is healthy for the sport that there's more options. I know the fans are a little bit selfish. They want everyone on the same umbrella. But if you are true fan of fighting and fighters, you want more options because that means you guys get paid. So I feel like this is a major development in terms of the evolution of the sport is well, I think my my deal handedly should change your pay structure of almost every it should it and and it should bring awareness the free agency period that don't really resign a deal. I mean, what? What? Especially it's not worth. It's not worth not risking that the money that the money that you're, you're given the money that the rays that. You're given at the end of your contract is not worth not being a free agent. The value of free agent. It's under its super undervalued by fighters. I don't. I don't think they understand what's out there. They just see what the guy who's doesn't have great contract on the right or left of them. They're comparing it to an already, not that good of a contract and they're saying, I'm getting a little more than him. So I'm just gonna resign or I'm getting a little more than having the truth is it's, it's everyone's severely underpaid and until you get to a free agency, you know, just like you do any cage. Put your Cup in your mouth fees, grab your balls and test free agency. Like you'll be shocked and surprised how many people need you need you. Do you think that it would help if these terms were public, like in every other sport, the athletes know what their competitors are making with their colleagues are making. Will with their peers are making our sport everything. So secret secret. And so if I'm about to be a free agent, if I'm say nifty as their disappointed, a lightweight, who's at the top of his game, top five in the sea. And I know that Eddie Alvarez just signed x. amount for x. years Bubba, doesn't that help? Everyone? Like would you prefer all public or is it? Is it one of those things where you don't want the world knowing your business? Now our prefer, it's all public. Let's start it. Let's start the trend I would. I would. And if if you if you are coming to free agency or close to it or having second thoughts are not sure what to do, Twitter, me, Instagram me. Okay. I have the best agents in the whole game in the whole game by far. Now there's no one even close. Longterm thinkers not not trying to get a money, grab not trying to make a couple thousand bucks off a fighter, long-term thinkers with long money and are and are able to have the resources to be able to do things the right way. And we did take some risk, but I do have an awesome team visions attorneys and people at Balaji group who are incredible. It sounds deals incredible. You could have gotten even more. Had you beaten, dust Emporia, or do you get the sense that they were paying you top dollar? Regardless of what happened that fight? Did your in the end? Did your value not decrease at all? Not at not know. Wow, no, incredible. It increased. If anything, realize how so? Because a how long I've been in a game. If a promotion comes to me. Sorry, if a promotion comes to me and tries to value me off of what I did in one fight. Yeah. From my whole career. I, I won't even sit down and talk to their short term thinkers. I would never sit down and talk to that promotion. I would say, you're kidding me. We're dealing with one fight here, which is like the speck of what I what I was able to do in the last fifteen years. I could've been sick, I could have so many things could happen. You can't judge a fighter off. One fight needs to be, you know, his last eight. It needs to be last contract to be honest way to see how I did over the last contract to see how fighters going to perform in the future. So I would never sit down with someone who thought that short-term anyway. Okay. And discuss a contract was your first trip out there? I'm going to. I'm going to head to Singapore November thing. I leave November fifth me. My wife, Jamie and loiter gonna head out and go visit the defense. Okay. And was your first flight? We did it. We didn't make date yet, but I think we're gonna go like probably February March of nineteen. Okay. So break while I have to get out there. Okay. So it's gonna we're gonna do our first trip out there. I never. I never took the the trip out there. So it's all unfamiliar territory. I wanna take a trip, get comfortable, meet the fans come back home and you know, I've already train wit Ricardo and Mark and everybody, you know, doing once twice a day depend on what day it is. And so probably nineteen my holidays anyway. Four kids at home, so yeah. And any opponents being discussed so far? No, no opponents polls came up. Some polls came up and I'm gonna soom everyone's good. You know there's a lot of fans out there. The misconception that since since the American fan doesn't know the guy who's fighting that, the no good their third there, no name their their junk. And I'm the testament to that. That's false. I'm the guy who I fought in Japan came here. America, one title one. Another title. I was virtually unknown before I was able to win title. So I know there's good fighters everywhere. Excellent fighters, everywhere. There's a seventeen year old kid. Our Jim right now, probably wipe out half the one forty, five pounds of Asian US. Brother. Yeah, incredibly kids. I saw his in amateur, fight. His finished kicks insane. So the best players in the world are they're not even known yet, right? There's a big word out there out side of America outside of Asia outside. There's a big world out there, so fans should open up their eyes and I'm, I'm looking forward to going to Japan and putting on some crazy ridiculous. ROY fund fights. I was actually gonna ask you about your I know they're going there. They haven't been there. I'm sorry. I said Japan, Asia, and they are going to Japan. At some point, they're going to Japan to to maybe come back full circle by a hundred percent would love the fight in Tokyo dome. Yeah, and fight back in Japan. It was a. It was a really fun exciting time my life that I would love to, you know, love the repeat. Is this your last contract you think? I don't know. I don't. I don't think so. It's not that long term. It's, it's, it's it's long enough, you know, but. Okay. I I would like I would like to people ask me that a lot, but I didn't. I didn't make a plan to get into the sport. I didn't all I am gonna fight. When I turned nineteen years old, I'm going to do my first profile and twenty. I'm going to be a world champion. I never made plans. This was this sport is the first time I found myself in a fight. I was in a ring at the Rex plex. We were fighting on a basketball court in front of hundred people. I couldn't have thought in my head more. This is a dead end. This is an absolute dead end. This is not a career. This is not even good. What's going on here. So to to see where it's calm. I, I'm, I'm, I'm going to keep doing what I love to do, and I'm not gonna make plans. You know, I'm not. I'm not a big planner. I'll never forget when we were in Kensington. You told me that your family had that board of things that you guys put up the things that you wanted. I think you said your wife wanted a new kitchen. She put it up there. The board and all you wanted was to make a million dollars, right? So no, that that was a different board that we moved out of Kansas. My wife Neverland Zona. I'm saying when we weren't kids walking together our, yes, yes, that's all wanted. Yes, I wanted to make a million dollars a fight. I wanted to. At that time I wanted to be like top five in the world. I, I wanted to certain kind of kitchen certain kind of bathroom. I put everything on his one board. Yeah, and it was like a vision board of mine and then you know it happened, you got them all all manifest it. Yeah, it's unbelievable. You got the million dollars, right? You've got the world titles. I'm assuming you've got the kitchen because you have a newish house now. Right? I don't even care about half the other stuff now. I'm older now. I don't get it right the cars and the other half the other stuff that's on there. I could care less about. But yeah, I have a beautiful family, my wife, my four children. That's all we need. Yeah, Amen. By the way I have to ask you watch some assuming beat McGregor. What did you think acts on flight exit surprise? Not not totally. You know, I, I think if I, whoever was able to implement their game and and put the fight in. They're low location. That's it was gonna win dominantly like if I felt like if it stayed on the feet, that McGregor would win dominantly I think if it went to the ground to be win dominantly I think it went a little further than what I thought it would. I thought it'd be a faster. And what do you make of the antics afterwards? Boys will be boys. Fetters will be fighters or on the sport now. No, no, this is. I mean, it's funny because like when you go to the circus and then and then they're lying. Tamer gets his hand bit off. Everybody says, all the line went crazy. The lion when Lyon. So like so when when a fighter jumps over the cage and then fights, pray count, and this is what probably would happen without a commission or without like without some sort of control. These are fighters. I mean, fight tappan inside the cage outside the cage. I don't. I'm not sure it's not how I will conduct myself myself, but Safai you watch that mcgregor's use same guy that you fought. During a fight? Yeah, there's a theory, two years off Wei richer now, not the same. Dr. Not the same pep in his step doesn't take it as seriously. Now, look, we're horses men like you bet horses. The horse could eat something bad that day the horse could be arguing with his wife that day. The horse that the person can be argument, their whiteness Fisher. They there's so many variables there humans out there fighting. So like people when people lose, and then we try to make science ma- make a math problem out of it all the time and there's no math problem to be. Had you know, one guy wins, one guy loses and sometimes it's it's for variable reasons. To me, it looked like. If I could say anything, Connor, how to a little 'bout when he fought like Aldo and said, there's a little bit of bounce a little bit of a little bit on his toes a little bit of a bounce. And it looked like when he came could be look. I felt like maybe he didn't wanna bounce so much to conserve energy, but I felt like that the movement, the movement that he has in his capable of would have been biggest threat to be because he wasn't allow could be two to shoot. He would have to reset every time. Connor made an angle every time. Connor went ladder. I'd have to reset and shoot again, but Connor in have a pop kinda was right in front of them. You're running the UFC unbelievable, like the guys that you fought, they give, you know, cupcake fights. But is there a part of you that wish is you could be just to see how you would you still still still? I think even that the one guy, I think the timing is better now than ever. You know what I mean? Like if I was there a fight on my one. A fight, and now I never really had a one or need to fight, could be. I, I just I was I was he was always kind of hurt, always looked at could be like a guy. Like if you sign this contract, you're probably more than likely going to end up fighting a different guy. So I never was gone to sign a contract with his name on it always was injured when I first entered the of see it wasn't until recently that could be is able to put together back to back fights. Whereas in beautifully in his in, like you know, like a killer right now. So now is the time when a guy like me would wanna fight a guy like that, you know, but you know, that's that ain't happen anytime soon. You leave with any regrets from your running the UFC zero. I only regret things that I didn't do. Don't don't regret things that I did. I regret what I didn't go and anything that you didn't do that you regret. Now I don't. I don't think so. I took on the the best competition that I had available in front of me every single doubt. Whether whether I wonder lost put my heart into my training session, I don't. I don't feel like I don't. Like I said, I regret things that I, that I said no to, and then I sit back and go, man, I should have did that. But I, I'm more of a ready, shoot, aim type person. I, I'm probably going to end up doing it and then figuring out how it's done during the process of doing versus thinking about it too much and say, no. Do you look back on your time with you with fondness are hell? Yeah, that was good. It was good rate like not only just the fights, but good business I made. I made great money with your UFC got the fight some the best guys in the world, and I get to do it all over again with a new promotion. I get to go fight for arguably one of the top promotions in the world and and fight the best guys in promotion. And it's funny because I feel like. Like. I just feel like something's about to happen with this promotion and yeah, baked tiny house. I can say that. I mean, it's rumors, but I'm not the. I'm not the last large signing in next month or so. I think people are. There's going to be a shift, a massive shift. Well, not just in to be massive shift in power toward toward one toward one championship. That's a tricky one, right one FC one champion, one championship, I believe so massive shift in power and people are gonna see that there that I'm not I'm not. I made it. I made a great decision. Absolutely decision that you you're talking about long term thinking long term thinking, yeah, you had the vision. You're the first domino to fall is what you're saying. And I'm willing to be that I'm willing to be part of something great and we're, we're on, we're on the cusp of something. Absolutely great. It just to tie this whole thing back to the beginning, it kinda feels like in a way you were the winner that night in Calgary, you know, like I, I'm not trying to put someone else down, but like Dustin was supposed to have a fight didn't materialize. And now he's just kind of who knows Ferguson's, trying to get a title shot who knows when he's ever gonna fight for the belt and I hear you are, right? Yeah, weird way. One thing that happens in sport is guys guys do well guys out guy makes ten dollars million dollars, and one thing that's important is for you to just stay in your lane, and I know that your time's come in, you're gonna make your amount of money. You're gonna win your world title and pay no attention to what happened with this guy and how fast it happened and you deserve this because he got it. That is such a, that's a, that's not the rabbit hole you wanna go down in this sport, so stay in your lane. You'll get the if you put the time in the work in, you'll get your turn. To be world champion and get your turn to make make Maine's dollars and the sport gives back to the people that give to it be honest, how much should I know you since July every week asking you to come. There was a point where I would techs you. There was just called me up and you're like area. I swear to God. One more time I'm renewing my vows and the DisneyWorld Leamy the effluent and mid it. You get admit it. I was annoying. Right? I did. You call me. I'm more time. I'm gonna call you. Right? You don't. You don't call me. I'm gonna give, but we got it done. We got it done, and this should be this'll be the first of many. I'm excited to be here. I'm actually not to fun to come into New York. It's just too many people to there's way too much an hour train ride, right? Nothing. Yeah, I moved out of Philadelphia for this. I'm right outside of Philadelphia. A farmland. Gotcha. And when I go to Philadelphia becoming like New York traffic like this now, so man. Punked me out so, but. But you did get annoyed. I do me when I with you. Number. But I'm happy now but and renewed your vows. We renewed our, wow, we're owned by Disney, give shot out. So would you do you and your wife and your kids went out there and the whole thing all over again to recall? Yeah, me and my wife's favorite place in the pump. The Polynesian there. Okay. So we went to the Polynesian we got, we got a photographer Disney only lousy to have a photographer from them. We gotta photographer to come take pictures of well, and we were the only people in the whole park. So that was that was an incident self. How'd you pull that off? Boy, only three. People get to take pitchers usually at Disney in a morning, but no other people book. So as me and my wife in Disney by ourselves, I, I bought the park out. What. I roller now, but we did that. And then I had a really good friend on. I'm sure he was the Bella tour photographer Coleman. Okay. Eric. Awesome. Dude can't came down. Flew down, got a hotel and followed us around the Polynesian pitchers. Me Jamie and my family and stuff like that. It was. It was a Super Bowl experience. How many years have you been married? So be our ten tenth year, Matt married, but I've been with Jamie fifteen. So we've been together nine nine thousand nine years. So is that what you we knew because ten university of anniversary celebrate my ten years. Well, y'all get married two thousand eight. Yup. Yup. What month? September October the we're like kindred spirits you. Yeah, you gotta catch out with the kids though. Got three. You got some catching up and I'm no my wife since I was twelve. Okay. He got me there. We've got a lot of, you know, there was a time where I feel you didn't really trust me and you're like, all right. If you come to Kensington, then we're boys and I feel like we're boys for life 'cause I made the track, right, I agree. But there was a moment you're like, I don't know about this guy. I, I didn't think you'd do it. You had it in, you made the walk, though I made the Irish back to everyone who makes the walk as and your. Let me tell you something. I'm so happy for you because you've been a pioneer of this game. Did it your own way you did it the hard way you didn't do the, you have seaway so to speak, like you had to fight for everything underground king is not just a slogan that is you did it, and then you made it to the top of the of c. which is not usually how it works, and now you're out almost pioneering this new era for one and getting big contracts and whatnot while done man, I was I was really happy for you. I don't necessarily root for things to happen in this sport, but the fact that you did it and you're doing it your way is really impressive. So adulation, Super Bowl. Thank you. Man means a lot coming from you. Thank you, Eddie Alvarez. I appreciate it. Thank you for making the trek means a lot. And we have this little band over here that we're having our in studio guest sign, and we're going to give it away the charity one day. So if you don't mind suite on the way out, we have a marker to over there if you don't mind signing. Yeah, I wanna sign. I just thank you to everybody listening and all the fans out there. Like overall, it's been super pas. Tive and we disregard all any negative stuff anyway. But for the most part, everybody's been positive sort of supports me along doing this and trust me. This is one one's gonna be huge, and I'm excited to be a part of it. Can't wait the new face of one championship. Eddie Alvarez. Well, dumb, I man if you don't mind signing that. Thank you so much for coming in. I know I know it's a bit of a track and there you go right over there at here. Let's see where he decides to sign. It's always very interesting. He's gonna go right at the top on top of everyone. My man Eddie. A look at that Kensington zone, future champion for one championship, not one, f, c, one champion to get right. Eddie. You're the man all the best man. Thank you so much. Talk to you soon. Appreciate you doing this. What a guy, what a Mench that Eddie Alvarez stopping by here in studio. Congratulations to him. And as he said, and as I have heard. Big things to come for that organization. I feel like one of the big stories of twenty nineteen shall be. The rise of one championship in not just overseas, not just in Asia, but also here in North America. Stay tuned more to come. Thank you to Eddie for coming in studio. Thank you earlier in the day to Michaela mayor for coming in studio. One guest ago, she's been in the news as of late you supposed to fight a UFC two thirty two j check. Then she got moved. Excuse me UC to thirty one. Then she got moved to UFC two thirty in New York. It's a jar Eubanks. Now she's back on UC to thirty one December eight Toronto against on nj check currently training in California with Chris cyborg. She's the one and only Valentina Shevchenko and she joins us on the phone Valentina how are you? Hello aria? I'm good. Thank you. It's great to talk to you as always Valentin. I really appreciate it. And I know we spoke not that long ago, but so much has happened in your life since then. It's always a roller coaster with you. It seems so we thought that you were gonna fight you on. Then the fight got moved to New York. Then back to you, Ana. When did you first find out that all this was happening and initially, how did you feel about it? All. I was like very crazy days, very different situation because we already had like one training camp then reach for another training camps, and we had to go back. But you know, like it's the final day I was fit in like. Okay. I don't care anymore. Just let me know when you're you'll be low for sure who it will be. Rennet will be what they will be and just let me know. I will fight them and like who we will be Jeff, let me know any real, make sure. Were you disappointed when it went from, you know, get the fight in New York, but went from your wanted to suggest that disappoint you. I know we to was of course, I, I was already like focusing on first aid on eight December, which Jonah and then change for not November. We Jarrah and you know, it's like I put her in style of opponent because Jonah, she's a striker Jarrah. She's a Grumbler and it's little with so. So it's different training camps that we have to have and different sparring partners. But we already like then in front of me, they put a girl. I already looking for solution, and I look at what I have to do, and we start to change on the plans that we had and like sweet our training care for different location. And then when I already was in there like doing hard sparring because it was like one month to go be. Before they're New York site, and I already be watching the training and my weight's down so and then to get not. That looks like it will be game December eight. And I had to like relaxing little beat because I have to have more like about two months. And yeah, I hit you Alexa little beach and take a break, change my mind set for December eight. And now we are here and I'm ready like focus on different date. So it was a little bit like crazy things happening, but I hope nothing will change in like last time and be fined December eight. So at any point to your management, say, hey, what's going on here? Like, why do you keep changing the opponent? The date? What exactly is the reason for all this and why am I being affected like, why can't we just stay with the original plan? Which seemed to be a fight that everyone was intr-. In. You know, I could say management. My could say this to, you know, I have a fight her. I like I want to fly, and I say someone like said, okay, we have over unity that you fight before. Okay. For me, it's better because I was concerned even for September and urine, like this last six months, I'm in full training camp. I don't have any like rants then go back to. It's raining. No, my training to here. It's old assignments, Britain, towns. And, yeah, of course I want to fight now because I suppose to fight in September, and I just need this to excel this this explosion, and but this is like me, like fights are like a person. I don't care. I just want to fight. I give me the. Guide give their point and and like make sure that point into real show up on the fight and get a good five. This is what most important for me because I'm a martial arts. I'm not who just fecund just speaking and doing nothing. I want to action. I want speak in less but show my extra more. Would it be fair to say in the end though the you wanna fight to you feels like a bigger fed like you're more excited about that fight that opportunity to fighter again. You know, it will be good for because I think it will be good high level strike inside and like everyone knows John, we know John that she responsible, and now she don't have to cut too much weight for her even more. She has more unity to likely and get your like good trainings is no cat into much. And like if before I was thinking like, oh, maybe my opponent real show up or no show don't show up for now. I'm thinking this is not the problem, but I what I have to be worried. Yours. Three Nogan's turn more Tikrit. Yes, it's right. Will you watch those fights in preparation for this fight? For my my Taif. Your three previous fights against your. I know it's in a different sport, but will you watch those fights while you take anything away from those fights in preparation for this fight. You know, I don't even have to watch this fight because every my fights remember for good, not only with sure, but I, I am speaking about every mind fide and of course like she. It's years from this quite and she proves and I'm were got a stain on the place. So it was very good time for us, and I think it will be very nice finally to fight your in like Emma, my room, but I think how I said, I think it will be very good, high-level strike and five. What years were those fights in is very hard to find information on on those particular fights. You remember the years that you fought her? Yes, I, I time it was world campaign ship in Bangkok, Thailand, two thousand six. Then next year we, it was a frame will championships thousands, seven and the next year, two thousand eight before in South Korea in so. Okay. So the last time was ten years ago and more. So a lot has changed since then. Of course, of course. It's not for just for me just for it's for everyone. Yes. Okay. And right now you're in California? Correct? No, we just get back to Las Vegas whole kid. But you were in California. You are training with Chris cyborg, right? Yes, we did. We train these. Hillary did several trains and we plan to get more training together. And how did that come about that she reach out to you? She, of course, as fighting amend the Nunez. You have a history with her and and we just received some photographs of YouTube training together, which is a very cool sight to see how did this all come about. You know, it's like build regular speaking about this like longtime ago. But right now it's like good moment. Good time in because she's preparing for a hillside is Amanda, and I'm preparing to my Dijana. So everyone like she and Lisi meet like good quality sparring partners, and this is all about it and like, you know, like John now she's starting to be Amanda. So this is this is I think very good for us. Yes, I like it a lot. Now, was this your first time training with Chris. Yes, yes. Did you actually Spar. We did trainings with training parring and like different exercises not only like you, then you go like a free own one hour long, but eventually exercises when or what will be helpful for the for the fights. And I, yes, some kind of like free sparring and like all together, different different folks in this photo that those released today, if you tune the cage together, she looks way bigger than you do you. Do you have any idea how much she weighs in this photo compared to you? I, you know, I didn't ask, of course, was a difference because I fight in one fifty, five, she five in one forty, five. This is over. We came from like difference classes for short. Did you enjoy the experience of training with her. Goes, like I said, like I'm saying like, Chris, she's, she's not fighter who just recently start your career. She sides long time ago. Same as me. I started my career like chose five into two. And then like we have all this KOMO like experience. We have the same kind of spirit of the fide of the training, and I liked because she has the same like mine and she's like all about the training to make everything corect. So she has a good seed, good power. And it was very nice because everyone like VR need. Good quality sparring partners. And when you are on the training, Kim, you wanted you just like it's a very helpful for. Everyone for their fights. Another training partner of yours in the past rose number unis has two wins over you'll wanna. Will you be training with her for this camp as well? You know, we are still figuring out it's draining for what they're like. Man part we gonna do and we are still on this for now. I'm saying for like next time on next few reeks maybe they, I've gonna stay in Las Vegas and from here we will see where we go next. Okay. And your sister Antonia shift trank goes going to make her Fischl UFC debut a week before your flight in Las Vegas against Ashley Smith. You like that that you guys are fighting close to each other so that you can peak at the same time as that good for you guys. For me, it would be the best to fight on the same events the same card for sure because it will. It will be like the same kind of preparation and we will be the same place, but being like so close, it's fine for me. Of course, I will be on for five and I've you'll be corner and then be like, just she real. She will finish your flight. So you literally on nice day. We will go to. Why fide like altogether my team, she my coach and this is nice and a little bit like in Tampa in like about timing, but very will make it real, make it because it's very important to say each other and support each other. I know some siblings like the pet is brothers have said they don't like the fight on the same card. So it's interesting to hear you say that you would actually prefer to find on the same card. Hopefully fog goes well on the future for both your careers. You can make that dream into reality. Why not divine? Not yes. For sure, it's it will be every possible. So they'll be very exciting for both of us to fight in the same card to Cimber is one of the best months ever for women's of a main. The history of women's of may with your fight on December eighth and with cyborg versus Nunez and one good thing I, I would imagine as far as you are concerned, they have another flyweight fight on the card as well. Caitlyn Kagan will be fighting guy. So if anything happens, hopefully you finally get a fight and we finally get to see because I know it's been very frustrating for you. I'm sure you're very happy about that. Right. Oh, yes, definitely. You know, even I'm sure that this fight to John vio happen for sure. It's every time it good to have some backup, and I don't know, doesn't matter what I will fight. This is the best part of it, but from other sides, are you have to prepare for a little bit more? Not only for one one, Europe, one in what you have, but a little bit more and like extra just in case if something changed all the best Valentino. Thank you so much for coming on the show. I really appreciate it. I know I bother you guys a lot, but it's always great because you've been in the news as of late to have you on get your side of the story. Good luck and training. Can't wait for this fight. I can't say it enough. I'm so looking forward to your fighting against you on, I can't wait for it. So best of luck and training, and then we'll see you out there in Toronto on December eight. Thank you. My very much aerial have good day. So you buy there? She is valid. Tina Shevchenko, massive fight coming up on December eight. I love that fight, man. Do I love that fight? I love both those fights. Brian Artega versus max hallway in the main event for the featherweight title and then you wanna versus found Tina look, I'll say it again. I feel bad for our Eubanks. I think that you know she she was kind of upon in this whole thing and she agreed to fight after you want agreed as well, but you cannot tell me if anyone is being serious. You cannot tell me that you want to rebound isn't the best fight that they could put on right now on twenty five very much is it just is because of your honors pedigree at one fifteen is just such a big fight, and it's a great way to get that division back on track because it's been a bit of a clunker thus far. It's been a shame. The Valentina hasn't fought, you know, more than once this year in the last time she was back in February, and then she no-show fight in December. So it's, you know she had that massive break where she looks so good against Priscilla Kashmira, but hopefully we all get to see your action December eighth in Toronto at the Scotiabank centre, it's no longer the Air Canada centre. And then we get the main event between max hallway and Brian take up. All right, that does it for the interviews. Hold the music, Jake. Okay. Don't get trigger happy over there. I'm just telling people what's the com post show coming up in a matter of minutes. We'll be taping that, and then it will be available to you on I tunes to by the way. Let's give a shout out if we can to the great team over at ESPN ESPN audio team in particular led by my man, Anthony who gets the audio. Everyone loves to bellyache about things. Change change change. Oh, you're so sad about change the audio for this program on I tunes at all. The other platforms is up literally. Seconds after I say goodbye. And that wasn't always the case for various reasons not trying to knock anyone, but the system that they have over in bristle to get this audio up is incredible. It really is. And so I wanna give a shout out to the audio team led by my friend, Anthony, who is manning ship over there. They do phenomenal job. So once this shows over will take the post show, it'll be on the audio platforms, usual ones, ESPN app, ESPN dot com. I considered such a and that'll be New York, Rick. The show be up on all the usual platforms. And then if all goes according to plan at around five, I'll be taping an extra interview. They'll be up, but I'll save announcement for that to later. If you're listening to all this watching all this live, you will know who does, but I don't wanna really jinx it. We have a lot to discuss on the post show. We'll talk a little PF l. we'll talk a little UFC two thirty, perhaps some hubby. Connor news NACE hearing is coming up on Tober twenty four th so that's in two days. Don't. Expect a ton of news to come out of that, but there there there could be some developments. There's a few other things going on. Mazing fight attitu- you to thirty two, Tom Duquesne wag its Faneuil would I love that very much? And of course you have his back this weekend in Moncton New Brunswick, Anthony Smith against Volkan Ozdemir Artem Lobov against Michael Johnson. Another card in Canada filled with some salt Canadian fighter. So after a couple of weeks off UFC back in eastern Canada, this weekend, we'll talk about that as well with New York, Rick. Now you can hear my music what a great day. It has been to ensue DO guests love the studio guests. If I could do the entire show within studio guests, that would be the trim that'd be the real dream. But today, having Eddie Alvarez come in having Kayla mayor, having an Olympia in in studio, having a Bill toward champion league champion bulldog champi that you have see champion to anyone who thinks that Eddie Alvarez took the easy way out that Eddie Alvarez is fading into obscurity. Anyone who thinks that Eddie Alvarez made a wrong move. You are so sorely mistaken and I'll call you Mark. Absolutely. I'll call you Mark and also a message to all the loyal Habib fans out there. I love you. All you guys have to be the most passionate and delusional fans and the history of mankind. I have never been criticized more about a fight from both sides. You're anti Connor your pro. Connor. You're anti fa. Be your profile. Beep. I don't know what to make of this whole thing. It's so confusing. I think that means I'm doing my job, but my, oh my you guys get upset very quickly. I love I'm as loyal as it gets. Don't get it, twisted. Don't get it. Twisted my friend. We'll talk about that more on the Poche let's say about that. But now we shall say goodbye. Thank you told her guess. Thanks so much. Chris wideman Ryan Bater ally Quinta Megan Anderson. Michaela mayor, Darren till Eddie Alvarez. Valentina Shevchenko. Thanks all of you. If you missed anything check about, I turns Stitcher. YouTube all those places more back next week. So.

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Ep. 2,929: Bas Rutten and Marlon Moraes

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1:39:06 hr | 1 year ago

Ep. 2,929: Bas Rutten and Marlon Moraes

"Uh-huh. Nation on Sirius XM. Nations. Roll baby on junkie radio with gorgeous Georgia. And this is what we do in why we do it baby. We. Covering, and they may from all over the world. This is the previous stop for all combat sports needs that may junkie radio, the only show broadcasting live from the Mandalay bay resort and casino in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. The lights are on and the mics are hot. It's time to get your EMMY fix junkies. Take it away. Big John gorgeous. George goes. Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you at all? From the capital of the world inside the beautiful, Mandalay bay racing sports book. You are listening to the enemy junk radio show. The only show that matters host gorgeous George is always the devious, and dastardly goes are as co host back east handling the producing duties, it's Andre the giant and our special co host for the day driving in from so Cal. I'm so jealous, I wish we'd still lived in so Cal times go, all right? It is former three time king of pancreas, also a former pride, color commentator like the sugars. Nice. Yeah. Former UC heavyweight champion, and of course, current UFC hall of Famer boss, rootin-, what's going on boss? How you doing? I'm doing great broader. I'm doing great. I just had to, you know, after that post yesterday from Judi Hendricks and you get echo when you show you say, yo we get in. I wouldn't do this person. I a drive the foreign have hours because then hurt me, it really hurt me what you said, if another fight people get less about, you know, if they believe me, not, but a fighter thinking that I knew before, had, he was going to get scammed. Trust me, men that will never happen. Well, we have plenty of time to get into the avid. I built a time line here of how it all came to be, you know, I remember this WB KF last year in November the card, actually did happen. But there's the there was some controversy leading up, and then, of course, post fight a lot of people that have been on our show. Sean Merriman starting a new promotion on Californian that came up Chris liens fighting bare knuckle, the other organization that's come. Up. And then I read about what Johnny Hendrickson said. So I always feel like there should be an open forum where you hear the other side. And I know you've made your Facebook posts. But now we'll get to hear from you. So guys with that. That's also discussed one other bit of news here, and we will take take on the calls and cover the news. Eight seven seven eighty three eight seven seven three four four four eight nine three just as I was driving in. I noticed that or jumbo Josh, our producer said that Chris cyborg is signed on to fight UC to forty twenty seven versus Felicia Spencer in Canada. Yeah, that's a it's the combing event to Frankie Edgar versus max Holloway. So that's a nice nice fight there for, for both ladies cyborg, who's was saying, I haven't thought much in the last sixteen months once a man to new Nasr Felicia Spencer, just gotta win over. Megan anderson. She now gets the fight one of the greatest all time the leashes Spencer's taken on a hell of a fight right now. But if she wins, I mean talk about gambling, that's a big payoff right there. It is. For sure. Yeah. You know, this is a massive fight and Edmonton, your card is slowly coming together. Because yesterday we announced Alexander pronto hovers Davidson figure out Figueredo, excuse me, flyweights. Yes. They still exist. And also, again, I can't get over that main event, Frankie Edgar versus max Holloway has going to be bad as Edgar stuff as they come in. And all the way that I just think he's an animal, I always say this, you know, inside Emma may he lost mcgregori remember all the way into beginning his, and then after we were talking about it and say, okay, what showed that Mr. winnable, what you think about that Holloway guy, I go, I think he's going to be the next world champion and go. Why I said, well, for a kid like that to have distanced like that and rink control. I think he's going to go very far. I was so happy that I was right. And that actually said it, so it's captured because I saw it. I saw the way the distance you hold very hard to do for a fighter and he's the master at windy ju- warm up to the ladies was. During the cyborg Koran days, or even before in Japan. Was there a point in time where you're like, wait a minute? These ladies have skills, and I see a future for them aside Booker auto. Okay. Yeah. I was there you know with Kimball at the time. So that's what I thought you know. Yeah, this is this is going to be awesome. And, and, you know, you see these girls train and, and, and the guys like irregular guy. I don't be a fight at one of these Gilles it's insanity. I mean you shape and how many times it they show that the women's fight stole the show because these girls did just got. We know that their way violent than us know. Know an and it showed higher threshold of pain to what's funny is even translating over to WWE now. They're headlining headline wrestlemainia. I really think it's one in one they go together. Yup. I remember well this preeminent, but I used to watch Christy Martin on the Mike Tyson undercard, and I just remember any other time we had boxing at our house. We have our friends and family come over. Whatever the main event was, was Julio Cesar Chavez, or sugary Leonard or Mike Tyson, nobody really paid attention till the main event until Christy Martin came along. And she just started pounding. You know, the other girls she made it exciting. And now it was fun to watch the combing event in the main event. And I always wondered if that could translate, then, of course, came the WW E attitude era in the late nineties. But then we still, you know, ever may still slowly growing in and cyborg, and chronic, man, the ele- something, something that was something I remember to corrupted at the way, and she had to undress, completely because she was little heavy. And the people are standing there at the towels and the whole crowd start drawing toward that spot. You know, it was so funny, and then a father dropped the towel by accident like once to fix it back up. It was so funny to see since humor, I think she said, well, you guys wanted a peak, or something like that. The laugh at off. And then there was always this one pick, someone caught of commission official trying to trying to. We do is, you know. We guys. Yeah. All right. All right. So that's some pretty big news there. And then one other thing you'll Romero remember he got popped for yesterday. He got twenty twenty seven in some change million. Yeah. He got that he got that as a judgment for a lawsuit that he had because he argued, I did not injust anything knowingly. They went after the contaminant excuse me, after the supplement company, and they found the y'all was correct. And he got paid I think it was three thousand in, you know, tarnish the image and reputation damages which is a lot bigger than people think some other fees, those three three and three you got to nine but the triple because they found that the company was involved in fraud, so they went from nine to twenty seven or I love it. When I read that, you know, you know, I hope he gets it because God I hate it when these when these things happen. And then the company, of course, find other ways. Yeah. But I really hope he gets all of it, if not some of, but if he doesn't get it all at the very least, and I know maybe this doesn't do a lot for him. But it'll do a lot for the reputation of a lot of fighters and a lot of fans have big mouse when these things happen to just chill and let things play out. But, you know it is the thing with inside at the time. Also, they'll say, oh, I took something I said, where is it? Yeah. It's gone. I said, that's very convenient that it's gone. And you'll was the first one who set I do this and they started testing it. And yes, they found it in there that is how you clear your name look at him. Now man, I love this kind of stuff deserve it now. Twenty seven million four. He's got the big fight coming to because Paula Kosta, so seven for that. Seven for that for that fight. But that's a big hype form. But I think this'll be nice. You know, he's in his forties, and I think we've got to believe that he's in his last three to five fights of his career. He's in awesome shape. But, you know, I'm sure this will assist in guiding into his eventual, whatever those maybe by Alan somewhere, very small with Fuji or something. No good on him man. Lastly, on our front page of the story that was blowing up was ally. Quinta who had done interview on ESPN the area who wanna show and he was so open about the fact that he lost his Sironi. He credited Sony. He said he got his asking, but the poor guy, got a broken nose and a broken orbital bone, orbital bone. And so he was just feeling crushed body says he's gonna come back. He learned a lot, but very, very open. He was in that interview. And again, we have a, a recap of on our fronts. A front page. Oh, last another one came in speaking of the ladies back to that. So you've see fight night on July thirteenth, and Sacramento, Aspen, lad versus Germaine de Ren Dami fellow Dutch woman. Yes. Yeah. And four former featherweight champion now competing back at manly. She'll be fighting Aspen land, the local San Sacramento lady, just gotta win recently, so fight. Yeah, yeah. That is a good fight for both ways, you know, Jimmy, well, yes, not super well, but you. Give to my gym to train all the way into beginning. No interest on. It makes more slots what to watch out for and I showed a few things thousand Thousand Oaks. Yeah. You still have the gym. Still have the gym doing. Yeah. So stoke men to get a lot of people do these challenges like mass gels women's shelters. So what happens is people twenty people, sign up and personal wins gets a free membership for year. He. No. And then you have to train for six weeks. And if you see these results you'll freak out, you go, like wait, wait, wait loss like this one woman. She, she actually games era point one. If you look at the difference, she lost all the fat and away, she looks at people go. That's no way. We'll right there. So what happens they do to show do the whole thing. And then they re they realize they need to work out from the twenty fifteen I'm going to stay and Damasio same thing because they, they see results immediately in six weeks to change yourself like that. That's gold. What's the most common thing that the ones that they drop out? What are they usually say? I think just thinks just life just gets in the way. I it's like when I go out every time when I go out to guy goes oh you on Monday, I'll beat. There is just no no. I'll be there. You'll be like probably the twentieth. Twenty fifth person who tells me this, and you never come, you will really surprise me actually show up Monday because now it's all nice. You have a drink, and you want to go, but it's just people habits man. People can't form habits anymore. Everything shorts. It's, it's a lack of drive. It's a lack of commitment. You have to pass that what is it, the ninety day threshold of when you start a habit or start, you know, like towards the goal becomes a habit. These say twenty one days nano, it's like more like ninety days. I remember vandalise civil was very honest, with me, one time when he was trying to talk me into going, Jim, and I go home. Do you think it would take to do something with pear shaped body line? He goes one year, and whatever the ninety and he goes, he goes realistically, he goes, it's a long process. He goes after ninety days eagles, you're well on your way yet, but he goes in one year. You look in the mirror, and go, wow. I don't even recognize myself. He goes but chilly. He goes all that work will also help you fight off bringing your old body back. So it's just disciplined. I just came from of just because I was three months of social media people go like what you're doing. I was doing this Catholic scold exit ninety. So it's only call showers only three meals a day to fasting days. No TV no internet. No phone. Only for your job. No, they cut everything out. It's like lent on freaking steroids. But yes, what you said when tonight days because I didn't know tonight today's, but like with drinking and all the other stuff. It's completely. I don't have the urge for nothing. Really, exited ninety. In the winter that was this can happen at any time or get every time you. What to do with, like ten other guy, Swe with eleven total, you know, show you we have every week meeting a line, you know, at a Hoogland out and we're talking about it. What's difficult? What's not difficult, and then show you help yourself through it because the first month is easy. But then it keeps coming and days that you don't want to show, you know, I jumped into PU into into because I thought it was easier to go wet right away. It just do it into pool. Then we go to Colorado, Nicole Arado is insane because, like, minus twenty three at the time when the call showers, there's a whole different ballgame California, though. And then I thought, Mike Bill CI he did with us. He was is, she Gago, you know, when it was so low, and it was right in the middle of we were doing the exit is so poor guy man can only imagine my muscles, my hands from washing my head. I on the show latest. They will hurt so bad. It was so cold the water, and then when she hit the body to hold muscle cramping, little Sissy, man. We're, we're six assists. He's in the early days. Everybody used to do that. I don't know. I think that'd be the roughest part for me exit exit nine exit nine ninety ninety days, but a ninety started anytime can start at any time, make it group put it all together. And then you're going to do it again. I'm good. Maybe if something comes along that, you know, there's always these vices that we efforts with drinking. What's the now I realize that it was actually very easy. Not to do anything on the Sunday. You can break one rule, but only one. So if you wanna have beer you drink can go anyone or you want to smoke. A cigar can only smoke once he got. So for my birthday, I didn't do anything three weeks before. So on the birthday picky. No. I did the just too. I did the special be at school sticky mochi for Firestone do such a crazy beer. It's like a port whiskey beer. What everything could clue? It's almost like a meal, heavy all you love that this completely different than any thick and with a cigar that combination is the best. I like Sweden a cigar like number Eto in the Scott report in the sky, I don't like the whiskey and the cigar. But once you do sweet. And if you can't take a coke, I everybody smokes ago, a coke and a cigar, people, once you do what you gotta go dude. Why did I notice it is so goop because it's the Solta sweeping. But you didn't want the warm shower. When you're the warp shows, you I still do I like to jump into pool. Myself at a pool. It's called, like I like the cold water. So for me, the big deal, you know, once I wasn't in Colorado than I realized okay? This is really cold lag. I mean, this is freezing. In the pool funny on the way in John on the way. I caught me saying a little bit about the cyborg Vikings play. Do you have any audio on that still? Yes. I do have. So Andre the giant can you just play that fast? I just wanted to hear her reaction to it 'cause it's big news, man beside words back. She's one of the big names of the sport against Seibert, who has serious experience, who is going to be more motivated than ever if I if I could say anything about cyborg, you know, getting a loss. I think she. Is going to be looking to make a statement why she deserves that rematch. You know, she's pissed that she's not getting the rematch. So she's gonna take it out on Felicia Spencer, what else can I say, you know who else is there at one forty five really nobody? So I guess this is the fight to make I just be careful. Yeah. That goes back to be careful careful what you wish for, you know. And if leash proves me wrong, I will happily eat my words right now saying that I just don't think this is a good matchup for her. Cupcake cupcake. Well, you know, I, I haven't seen enough out of Alesia, what I saw against Anderson. She looked pretty good to me to me. Also, we'll see cyborg loss to another great in the man in new news. But Amanda Nunez now makes more money and now she's got two titles. And now she's going to defend ban them. So I think that's just the reason why there's so much time in between fights. All right. So boss is here. And we're gonna talk a little bit about world, bare knuckle fighting fedaration, so we'll call it. WB. K F F. But let's take this quick break. You're listening to MA junkie radio on fight nation channel on fifty six stay closed. This is going to be a fun ride here. Talking about the story and boss really wants to clear, a lot of this stuff that that's happened in the last few months. Facing domination. They go hand in hand, we bring the fight on Sirius XM fight nation channel one fifty six. All jokes aside, Georgia goes or some of the best chicks, I know here we go. With more Fergal sparring take it away ladies. The puck is just about the job in game two of the Stanley Cup final between the Saint Louis blues and the Boston Bruins the Bruins lead the series one game to none. Tune into Sirius XM NHL network radio on Sirius XM Ninety-one stream your phone at home on Sirius XM connected devices and speakers. All right Basu like you were saying early on what happened with. K. WB K. F F the world. Bare knuckle fighting federation last year is something that has bothered you personally stress. You out you put in a position where you thought you were coming in to help company out. You've always been pro fighters in your stance for many of the years that you were with you on television, and as a commentator or a host of, of incentive, a may. I know that some of this has to hurt, you know, some of the stuff that's come out now. I haven't heard much until you give me that call. And you heard the Johny Hendricks had done the pulled no punches podcasts. And I guess this is just something that puts you over the edge, and you wanted to address it again, maybe four final time, but thoroughly. So that's why you're here and why don't we play these sound bites? You can react to how he said it. We got the audio here from the pulling up podcast. Johny Hendricks on W B K F F president boss, rootin-, any, any thoughts on boss, ruins involvement in the sole thing because he was obviously hired president. Right. Yeah. You know that I've thought about that, too, like food. Why did he tell us you know, he's he he had to have known something? Right. He had to. Was he was he sitting here, speaking the same thing on the same lines as that guy. Hey, have to this fights, though. We're gonna make this money, and I'm going to see how to jail and. Enough or did he have the aspects of, hey, you know what? I'm Tim percent owners. So as soon as that money, his, his base count, I get paid. And this is over. I, I don't think so because he's not really heard much out of him very hard. No. Why hasn't he say you I've been trying to keep my mouth shut? Because got said, yes, we've got bent over, and there's really nothing could change. Okay. So that's deal. Number one, how do you react to that? I for me is listen I fo- for two thousand dollars over in Japan. I started with that, you know, I know a heart of this for fighters, so for fight it to believe that I might have known anything about if there was any red flag, I will go, it off right away. We'll tell the don't don't fight, you know, I told Johnny as I did all the fighters got us every single person Jimmy Lennon junior, everybody was voted, I, sorta Bank statements because I to my lawyers have spy. I said, hey, listen. I, I need to see Provea funds, because was that money is there. I'm going to be okay with it for me, my number one priority is that the fighters get paid so December funds and brought it also here because then you see, I don't wanna post is, of course, these are as Bank accounts, but you can see that street counts here they have over a million dollars. So I said, okay, he's going to have the money, and especially after we start renegotiating because the company was just taking advantage of that. Dibbs a guy who was who had a car truck business, and who thought that Paul Tyler that match mega that he was going to be Ted. You a trustworthy guy at this guy said that the I didn't do Vic shows, but it didn't like fifty small shows. I know everything about it. I gotta give him one thing matchmaker. He did he put on phenomenal show. But for the rest is just a piece of crap. It's amazing what he did that will come out. We'll talk a little bit lose October of two thousand eighteen you join WB KF to join with Thomas. Thank with. Yep. Right. We was calling Tom here, and in November. So when you got there, what you saw because I read your Facebook posts, the original one from last year. What you saw was just salaries that didn't make sense for a company that it just wasn't going to survive paying out the way it did. And that's why that's what you're talking about the renegotiation crack immediately because I came in I came in as a commentator, and let me this out because people have been already they go like, oh now we surely says she wasn't depressed. President demos, just to get your attention. I'm saying that an actually on paper, I was never president because I didn't sign my contract. I was renegotiating trying to save the show. I said at, but what I wanna show with that statement. Is that's how much I trust Tom. Because if I wouldn't have trust think I wouldn't have signed it. Of course, I signed because my only hold that. I'm going to get what I deserve, but I didn't care about it. Why can't wash? Okay. These guys been trading to show might be off now. They've been training for nothing. We need to get him money. We need to show going. That was my main focus on. That's why I trust. Tom and figured we'll figure that out after. Yeah. I was going to be the president. I decided it was all there. But I didn't sign it. So technically, I did lie. But I've, of course, eventually I was going to be it was just approved to the people. That's how much I trust the top. Okay. And then in November, the so does go off on fight week. I'm reading again that it's just a fiasco up in casper, Wyoming. The commission is, is not allowing certain fighters to fight. Some of the renegotiating negotiations aren't going. Well, some of the fighters that had wanted to get fronted some money they're only claiming that the got half of it. So it's just stinking all over the place, but you stand by Tom, this is not the culprit here, the, the bad guy, f f FM well Tyler, you know, I it isn't social, whatever was this whole show, we said, ten thousand dollars to Johnny well date, because I wasn't there yet at that moment that dollars to train at ten thousand dollars to Brennan Brennan award. But the only she five thousand dollars now once this matchmaker fulltime, stop messing up Mexico Mexico, which I say this, but, like two three times because I figured Hayes, an ex junkie, and I say junkie because he stole money to supply drug habit. Do I showed an attic, but that's what a junkie? So he was a junkie, and I thought this can relief tone is live around. Let's give him another chance. Just focus on the matchmaking did a great job. Let's do that, but he kept doing. And then they found out because I wasn't there at that moment, they found out that he was using. And they fired him. And that's what a whole province started because then we suspected as him I can't say one hundred percent guarantee, but he was the only guy who knew the Bank, full from thumb, you know, with Bank as waas, because he dealt with that Bank, somebody called the Bank and said, hey, their money, money laundering drug dealers. Boom scaredy came in and all these people. So set this was from the start I have it, and I will post -sponse adhere to financial group to be financial group investigated services, you see, there's the prove that the Bank account got frozen, and then ended up in the hospital because she was, so he was so emotional crying on the phone yet to early, onset heart attacks. He's ever sold. Even grab of weed, what under trying to do with me. He was never into hospital here. The mission Papis from the hospital and it was twenty pages, just picked part paycheck. But in my Email dislike twenty page because they go through the whole series thing. So all the things that they said, oh, it was it was a scaffold the beginning this here proves it is immediately gun. Why does trust dome still is because to me, he'd never lied to these guys? Never lied online. They go like, oh, it's item poss- in it with with images scam. Or he's not what about the third option? What about all telling the truth there? And that's what I still believe it up. Still this day I just talked to him before he went to jail. It's just last week. For another thing we can go into into a little bit. And he still steles me plus I could have filed bankruptcy, you know. But I made a mistake in my past, and I was gonna make the mistake again. And my lawyer told me twice already to bankruptcy. I'm not going to do. I'm going to pay defies. Am I going to be able to pay them everything? No. But at least if I can pay them health, I'm gonna feel half. I'm going to feel good about myself, so he's still working under the last Tuesday. Okay. Yep. I talked to him last Tuesday, but just before he went in, because I need an update when you came in, and you saw those salaries, you knew that, that it for one. It wasn't realistic because it was way more than a lot of these fighters had had earned before. But I don't know that you were so much concerned about that. But more about the sustainability of, of the company, right? If you want me as president, here, we go into main goal main events to get a one point five million some change from before fighters. Three represented by the same manager, something's fishy to me here when you when you tried to renegotiate with the fighters. How did they take it like you're ruining their, their payday party, or did they understand well because honestly, you remember the world awards from last year around, July we started. It was this little cocktail before, you know for an hour and we're sitting around with dreams and just talking in one of the things that came up was a few fighters saying, there's a new promotion and they're paying five hundred thousand million. And we're like oh, you know was bare knuckle we're like how they gonna do that. You know, then it all, you know how this combat sports world is just next. You know, you're in October November, and you're reading things like I wonder if that was it, you know. But that was my reactions. Like, why would they you know so much? I don't like to hate on anybody who can get. Hustle like that. If they can someone's got the money to pay it. I understand. But like flick is fan fan reading it. But if I'm the one that's responsible armed brought in I could understand why I'd have to step in and say, well, listen man, this, we're not gonna last here. You'll bid at taking advantage of Brennan ward fifty fifty Abella door offering to fifty to fifty Jody Hendrix, says, nobody office Mia fight you cups on the you guys go to fifty. I could not believe what was going on. And that's exactly what I told him. Shell Merriman never Ford. Boxing mentioned this six hundred thousand dollars and Mike Burke and my book got pulled actually from let it commission because they saw a fight in Romania with him, which was not anywhere written down. I just watched the fight be yourself. Mike Bork Romania boxing, match whatever Google that as she what you think he doesn't get hit just falls into rolling. I mean you let it commission. So that so that actually that was helping us because now Merriman was of the chart what I wanted him because they guy such a freak athlete, you know, and I really wanted to see what he could do in fighting. But we simply didn't have that money. None of them would agree to lesser money. No. Well, we started to go sheeting. And of course, we said listen, if you re because he said, I got to pay per view buys. Okay. What if you give you five bucks per pay per view, by we, we didn't care at that moment anymore? This was the loss. Tweaks such heat is that was what I found out. I'm not made for this man. I don't want to negotiate the screaming and back and forth, the whole time. I mean, five bucks. Give him five bucks pay. If you buy go gonna make a million dollars more than you have, why don't you want to do that? If you sure you get to one thousand baby, if you buy, what would you do that, of course, didn't wanna do it, because what security and I can understand that. I could understand everything that happened. Don't they don't think that I say all these guys? No because they were offered that. And of course, nobody wants to come down from that money, but realistically, why didn't they offer war double give him? One hundred one hundred he was going to jump through the roof I guarantee you that why do fifty to fifty because his managing to go. She ate it that, you know, because he thought, hey, there's money all adds go. Let's go. Let's say minutes amendments say minutes pork. Right. And the you kept going up the whole of the cut. So, yeah, immediately, I knew we've been taking advantage of this is this is Senate can never sustain this. All right. I wanna play just the, the other Hendrix audio. This is again. This is what set off while he's here, and that will be done with Johnny portion, and then we want to dress chris'll, even some others. All right. So this is Johnny Hendrix, cut number two from the pull no punches podcasts. The thing is that, you know, over temple. How hard is it sits year and say, don't beat up front? I, I'll there if they're really worried about their case, then why they hold it in place, and only holds like thirty five hundred four thousand. Totally. So we won't for Kate while you hold it somewhere. Now's. And then there's a lot of things you're going in might be because I've been in the game so long I understand that. The numbers. Okay. Okay. First of all the plays hold fifteen thousand people, but we realized we would ever go to sell those tickets. And that was the first thing I said, but overdone I said, why did you do that? Find a whole student after people fill it up. Let it be a sell-out. That's way more impressive that go for twelve thousand twelve fifteen thousand people, you could ever feel this thing. So we literally took one third of that place. We put the curtains inbetween, and I was like, what the heck three thousand people showed up again, from those the world, tickets stolen, we had another guy working for us, not Paul out. Another guy who start selling these things. That's why we guess, on the side because he doesn't wanna see anymore doesn't want to talk anymore, but for eighty thousand dollars tickets got stolen that dome had to pay taxes over see so that, that also that, that's why I think we have three and a half thousand people over there. I think he's just gave him away really cheap. You know, I've listened to, you know, Johnny and listen to Chris leaving who also did something few months. Ago and they don't look like they're in like being vindictive or anything. I think it's a lot of frustration. And I think because they're still this anticipation of possibly still getting paid and you're still holding true. That, that's what Tom's intention is right. Because, you know, if they say it was a scam from the beginning, right? Let's, let's talk about that. Okay. He's gotta be the dumbest cat martyrs on the planet. Why did he order, who these shirts T shirts every frigging size men and women? I mean he's got a crapload of that stuff. Why did the order the most expensive insurance for the fighters? Hey, dude, if this wasn't going to be a one time thing he said, no, no to best buy fighters. Why did he order to plastic surgeons one of go with the guys who came into ambulance, because they can stitch them up to no-notified go to get better? Knuckle, boxing, I want to best insurance for them. I wanted that they have the least Mondo first issue. So all these things you go like, oh if this was a scam from the beginning. Why did he does this blows your mind, most fighters had three corners? This is the first show that is two extra tickets because nobody I show you one quarter main event. Komen, you get to Conan's, right. Come on, but no, no two three guys. That's do three plane. Tickets extra to three rooms extra of all that stuff was more money pit guy just had no clue what he was doing. And he believed all stress domes biggest crime is that he believed football. Tyler was selling that stone. Biggest crime Domus five hundred thousand the whole he lost his company. It's going to be sold his property. Now is completely done. He's working with in a trucking company right now and he promised him that he was gonna get thirty trucks. And then he start calling this about two months ago. He stopped calling a lot of fighters. Listen, I'm getting his new job on find a way you guys go to at least paid half, you know, and everybody's happy, everybody's happy. But what happened to us? Guys started with six and it went up to eight and now he's up to fifteen trucks, now he's now in jail, but his gophers running this whole thing. Once he comes out. He says bus it will be there. It will go twenty twenty five. Touch months at happens because he has to pay insurance over the whole thing, if we could nightmare to listen to what he said, then I'm going to be able, I really wanna do it is because I'll ready made a mistake in my life. I wanna make this right for the fighters. I don't want to have this all my soul. So I, I have to believe him since nothing that he did to meet what's been alive because all the proof right here. It wasn't a scam because he wasn't the hospital his Bank, frozen, this the proof, you know, so. And the Bank accounts, Provea funds at told everybody. Well, you just saw a show you, it's got over a million dollars in there. But what he didn't realize that once he started folks, w k f f he paid less attention to his own company, and that's slowly but surely start going over his head. And then when when you got frozen, you'll ready told me I can do it. I mean I'm down. Now, I'm going to have to wait for the pay per view money, and it will pay him from that say cool as long as they get paid you figured out. And then if you wanna came back, and I don't know if it's still too, but I saw it I could show you the numbers also, I think it was, I'd eight thousand six hundred thirty eight. Eight thirty six or six thousand eight hundred thirty six that was the total pay per view money, so we couldn't do it from that. Now, everybody was going, all your boss, route and got paid. Oh, yeah. Let's talk about that it costs me money. Oh, how can you cuss money? We'll let let's break this. When I came in everything was signed all the contracts were signed, everybody, I had nothing to do with the fighters absolutely whatsoever. I was responsible to bird Watson. And by the way, any person who wants to start an organization. That's the guy he saved our show, Bert Watson. I'm so many things. I hated that. We didn't get more money because I want to give him double at the end. But since I hired him, I paint him out of my own account GB leading junior since I hired him. I paid him out of all awesome, awesome from what the white from the white one for mine for my account. Can you rice fortunately for me because I just made a large investment. I simply didn't have people like oh, he's an internet says he makes between six and ten million dollars. Do don't believe what the internet says you could be. Million number, you want to veto, this is every personally that a million, come on man, lighten up if I would have it trust me. I will pay it. And then it will ask dome back when I paid Jimmy, I paid boot Watson and stitch Duran had the smell. But when I texted, I say, how much do we oh you somehow he came back. You says, oh rural square, they're asking when you have your next show. So that was a big surprise for me because I didn't have to pay an Katie. Right. She didn't wanna take where morning. He said you, you, my friend. I know what's going on. What happens? I don't want you. So I did work for two months very hard didn't get paid. But the cost me money says I had to pay Jimmy and Burt so everything that you're telling us make sense. What happens when you speak to the fighters? Was there like a lack of communication or do not believe it. No, this was a thing. Also, for instance, I had Sandro dementia from, Joey, he, he starts screaming meaty. You could go to jail, and blah, blah, blah, we said warrants out, which screaming and am trying to get a hold of him. And my wife goes. Like, why, why would you wanna talk to a guy like that Saudis misinformed? He's just misinformed. And as a manager, I love it. Somebody's not respecting me, like os, pasta today. No, he went full onto me. You know, and respect because I if I was a fighter I want a manager like him. So actually, if I would have a fighter so marr-, you know, who need some manage. I go knock on his door because he's going to stand up for you. I know that one hundred percent. So once I got a hold of him, I said explaining to him, and then everything came to light, that can send him some files. I said him some things, and he goes, oh, dude, yeah. Now he saw it was honest. And with all the other guys that I spoke with the same a lot of them, Nichols Allah's. I mean CJ Leveque, I talked with a lot of guys, nobody ever not called back or not expect by texting immediately coal back. If as soon as I had the time, what it was then or may ten minutes later, whatever it was. I always everybody back in told everybody so they knew about it, and then Thome cold a lot of these fighters. Also, when he got that new contract, he says, oh, man, I think I can do this thing. So. Yeah. That's the problem was some of them didn't listen. I gotta tell you personally because I thought that he was talking to, to Tom, Johnny. I didn't personally talked to Johnny. I did to Chris LeBron for a long time and Chris no he's one hundred percent. He shoot. I do the same thing suit company, then because top ghetto Jews it trust me at this moment because he's in jail. He cannot have that. So, you know this is a great time. Do it because you need your money back completely understandable. So I don't I don't believe anything on the fight. But I'm blaming don't see him as a bad guy. I say Tom is really down. He lost it completely. He's lost his company over five hundred thousand dollars everything that he did everything is going. He's got the warehouse with fishing gear that he can't sell to anybody. Nobody who was. If it was a scam from the beginning, would do those kinds of things, he would have none don't care because, you know, she's not going to have a second show. Right. Okay. Now on when you recapped what happened that the event you said that. Forgot this part, okay. You made Tom right all the checks. What was it? That was happening. Okay. Defile up the fire alarm. When another attempt to sabotage the show is out so that there's this guy who does music, right? Sound this guy comes up, so I'm explaining like sixty five years old Midori for longtime. He says he's got one job. The only thing you need to do is put the slider up when they announced the fighter unit. Yeah. No, I, I, I said he goes into the ring once us into ring, you turn it down. You wait till the next one and he, he couldn't get it. I say you know what I'm sitting right here. Just look at me. And then when something happens, I do this music up. Bring music down. We go to music stuff. We have a minute of air goes to got a look at the guy he's talking to somebody behind him. He's literally has his back against me on a life show. Right. So I'm running. I'm getting in his face. You've got one freaking job screaming Tim, Mike Brooks older sits, a bike says, because he said, no, it's not working. It's not working, my go. She just pulled a book. On purpose? Well. He just pulled up look what book that plug puts plug back at everything. So what do you think, and then we go to the hotel beside into checks and the other fire alarm goes off? So, you know, I go like no, we're not gonna go out let everybody go. We'll look the door. We're go to write the checks. We're gonna give the fighters dejected. Tom writing the checks to the fighters that just performance. Yeah. Okay. And so I take it those checks were day. Didn't clear why there's this problem yet at some clear that some fighters get paid. No, I think we. Like five hundred twelve hundred he paid some fight us. He gave me a whole note with the what he defied us, but I don't think but it's not as virtually nothing. So I've never been on that side. But I always thought you, you said, you have some numbers there that when you present what you have the commission which in this case would be Wyoming, they hold it in escrow, and they shoot the checks because it's all protected by then that, that's their, that's their purpose that they have you weigh in matchmaking us to be fair. Some guy with forty five campsites one fight all that. But then at the end. Have. No. They didn't do that overwhelming. And the thing also was they told us oh, you gonna get way own police are gonna come to Russia or not? And so what you mean I said, because Thomas talking to Revie two weeks. They saw the Bank investigation numbers. They saw debate frozen. They knew the truth. We knew we would got because they went into all emails. They checked everything they know he was telling the truth. That's why I'm saying don't those biggest crime is that he believed ball Thailand. That's the thing that's when it went on when the banks, if the Bank would have been frozen, I should show to share is the Bank wouldn't have been frozen. He would he had a million dollars three accounts. This is one. You can see does this for thirty three at that is account seven one nine seven right? That's this one this one here. This is account one seven nine seven two one seven nine one one seven nine seven. It's got over four thirty five. So this one, do you know different accounts and then you've got here this one, or this is the one, I think civil one six nine this one had only one hundred thousand but together all of them were million dollars. And it was the Cox, including the production costs including everything would have been. So that was the proof of funds to me when he showed that us, okay? Now, I wanna do it because they have the money but get frozen that was ninety days. We'll talking about this quick break. You're listening to EMI junkie radio on fire nation channel on fifty six. We have boss rootin- in the house and also later on the show, we're going to have one of the two participants, who's going to be fighting for that vacant Banham. We title UC to thirty eight that's right. Marlin Ryan's stopping by so stay close. Don't touch that dial. Put excellence in excitement in your Vitamix and ice. And you get 'em may junkie radio. All right. We're getting to continue talking about WBZ KF. What happened November of two thousand eighteen if you'll recall fight card with Jani Hendrix, Dakota Cochran who stepped in for Brennan ward, Phil Baroni Chris Lieven nine other fights was gonna have Sean Merriman in slowly. But surely, the some of the card fell apart few fighters stepped up, but there's been some controversy with some payments and bosses here to answer all questions. So let's continue going down these, let's first one that jumps out. What happened to Paul Tyler? Lou the thing that he was busy again. We had this thing we have to we will go to doing for sponsorship. He had an appointment with Pfizer gives you a little bit of their and I'm driving him because that's the four days that I met them. That was the first four days that was Chicago them and meet them, and he was swerving over the road, the whole time, and they go do what you want me to do. I've known was good. Don't worry. I've never been in any accident later one. We find out. That's what he does fine. He was still using. So I mean it was very dangerous. I was there. Anyway, is everything is slow slow find the editors echo. Do these guys are not going to all day. Wait Pfizer dude, a billion dollar company. Multiple billions is the biggest you can get. So finally, get the I'm running. He still slamming behind me has to put a suit on next to the car, right smoking. Let's not smoke a cigarette. Let's just go CoCo. We need to go. We need to be down time. I want to be on time being times twenty minutes being early that's being on time. You know, in my book, so we come inside, and he goes, like, yes, we have an appointment, Jake. And the guy goes we have seventeen hundred people were Jake. He goes. On this phone since phone. She'll get this. You don't name you. Call him texting him right? Yeah. Yes. My phone broke down. I go okay, let me guess so phone every fighter has your phone's, broken holiday couldn't connect to your. He couldn't find thing would therefore for nothing. We drove in like an hour and fifty minutes for nothing because she could find get lie guys last name. That's what we would building with spokes packages for half a million dollars. They thought they were going to get half a million dollars from Pfizer. I said, do they wanna see a show? I you know, and then once she is show to see. It's well done that may, maybe the next show, it will do it might you might get guy for twenty five thousand and then you tell them, you know, if you on board with this now to fix four shows, get big we won't increase the price. You know, but that's about it that you're gonna get. But Thome was on the oppression that ball was telling the truth. You on a comedy show. Just everyone punking you left and right. Said it to me the first question that both Tyler asked me on the phone. He says, hey BUSTER is to get prostitutes for the fighters and I go, like, I yeah. Yeah, got him. I said, you want to run the company into the ground. That's really smart. I said, how do you come even with that these movie? How, how is that even possible? That that's in the mind of somebody, you're gonna need prostitutes for the fighters while nice way to talk about if is by the way, so he never found the name even on on the phone. He had ever found about face and walked. What were you thinking in the car? I watched live it. I what am I gonna do? I knew okay. This is not going to go anywhere. And then when I came home. Yeah, that's when you got fired because you made another mistake, and then, you know, somebody called the Bank, which we believe it's but, you know, I can ever save one hundred froze, the funds that you showed me. That's those are the funds we're going to pay the fighters. You haven't some of the fees that had been agreed upon that were higher than maybe you opine. But, but still, everybody, everybody was getting money that they never heard of before, you know, because everybody went to jump on the show because they wait a minute. He's got to fifty to fifty I wanna fight. You said it, right? You said you were a may awards and the July people say, audio pay five hundred thousand five hundred thousand you go like this. No way that people can do you, if she card and they get points, the pay per view ninety nine percent of me didn't believe it. Only one percent believed that, you know why, because Calvin air from Bohdan had some incredible stuff down. Costa Rica, I heard he paid good money. Mark Cuban so billionaires dip their tone, our sport. And then realize, oh wait a minute. You don't just the money doesn't come in with one show. I know there'd been a lot of Russian outfits as well. That had been backed by billionaires at paid good money. So I thought, well, maybe this happens to be one of those situations where someone wants to come in strong like affliction, they paid Tim Soviet eight hundred thousand eight or Malian Matt Linlin three hundred thousand they're paying salaries that were way more than the head. And that's why a lot of those fighters left the early on to go to, to go to a flick Shen and even half of those would have been weird. I think yeah. And even as a fighter I think you would kind of do, especially if you've been in this business long enough, you'd kind of do the math and go the sounds rape. But Rothwell blessed what did you Rothwell eight hundred six Tim Soviet number made eight hundred thousand six or something right? To fight you could probably look it up because California releases and I remember looking. Or veto Orlovsky four fifty and a give five or six hundred. Yeah, that's throwing stupid money. Yeah. All right. Another thing I want to ask you here. Well, you told me about the sound guy that was a pretty funny story. I'm sorry, boss, Ruud never may on his Twitter handle. He's got links to his Facebook and honest, Facebook he tells some pretty detailed stories about how all this went down. But, you know with, with the WB KF, you know, but anyway, all right, a couple more things I wanted to ask you hear boss. Well, actually, you know what we're coming up against the top of the top of the hour. We're gonna take a quick break, and then we're gonna come back, and then we'll continue with some of these questions here, folks. We are also going to be talking to Marlin Ryan's Marlin, rises facing Henry, pseudo at UC, two-thirty, though, winner gets the, the undisputed bantamweight title being. That's not being held anybody because TJ dillashaw relinquished it when he got suspended. For two years by you Sada. So that is an interesting. You got the UFC flyweight champion moving up and he's gonna be fighting against an abortion contender Moran's, basically would have been fighting dillashaw, but UCS found this situation with Suharto originally, he'll he defeated t to dillashaw, and I guess, part of the deal was, hey, dillashaw can come down and try and get my title. But if I win than I wanna shot at his title by lose. I forget how that all the explain it to us. And so that's why he's kinda that's getting paid off right now. So much on the line just with belts. But when have you ever seen that a possible division is on the line as well? Yeah. That's the other thing is a lot may ride with Henry, pseudo, if he wins. Well, he may want to be the champion and just defend their it's an extra ten pounds, the of muscle that he can put on and less weight that he has to cut. And of course, if you lose you can come back to the division. And that's why I think the UC's holding onto like ten contracts. Benedetti's Figueredo panther. Oh, who and a few others, but the rest of been released? All right. We'll tackle all that. When we come back at me junkie radio fight nation channel fifty six would be back in sixty seconds. Good. You still hear the boys were just getting warmed up now. The real show begins take it away, boys. All right. We got boss rootin- in the house. Former U of C heavyweight champion. Former three time world king of pancreas using current, you have see hall of Famer he was also a, the host of insight may ten years win, right? Ninety four hundred thirty one show that was amazing. He's done color commentator everywhere so boss, let's pick apart a couple of questions here. And a couple of comments that I have one thing that chris'll even said was when you came into. WBZ KF did any of your did you do any vetting of your own. You know, like did you because what Thomas Sankara it's in jail is mortgage fide. That was the thing. You said the other thing that he's in jail for did any of these red flags come up and just researching it or an also high. Did they even bring you a onboard because some of these stores you telling us look we're having a laugh here and all that? But the Paul Tyler guy, whoever else sound, these don't sell it professionals in combat sports. So were there any red flags or any concerns or were there any things that you might have missed that maybe would have alerted you to, you know, no not was, what was the first thing you said, because I wanted to answer on that of the mortgage from the mortgage fund okay show, what happens when I came in and I was sitting there we having dinner. I said, okay. Gimme a skeletons in the closet. What do you mean told we're gonna face? No pay the hill battle bare knuckle, boxing. A lot of media is going to be against it. They think it's worse than boxing, which actually safer CD, it safe for them Buckingham. Yep. But you're gonna get more. They going to Google you. They're gonna figure out whatever you did wrong. I want to know right now. He says, well, I did is fraud thing. I got caught I've made a whole. He worked with the with the with the court. He said everything, right? He's going to pay back what he's old and then some and then if everything is going to be perfect. You know what he's already doing? He was freeing, an ankle monitor that she showed me a said, then the show I pay my price paid everything. And I said, okay, I'm okay. But that's the thing I work with because you paid you do. She did everything. Now, if this guy would up at a file, what if a beat up women, or whatever it is put a gun to somebody that gets money, that's a different story, boss to checks out? But if he paid everything, in fact, if the WB K F F happened he wouldn't have done no jail time. But because this happened now he's going to do probably five months, the internet set thirty six months, but because you already paid everything back at ahead, a whole plan for these people to get their money back. That's why damore goes, that's why he said, okay. You know, he's not gonna get any jail time data. W F F happened, and boom this happened and then I come back to this one more time because people go. Like all why would you go go? He paid his dues. He paid what he did. He made it. Right. So that's what I'm doing at fighters actually, should be happy with this. Why is that? Because he told me personally on the phone, he said, boss. They told me twice already to, to, to file bankruptcy I said, no because already made a mistake in my life. And I don't wanna do this again. I wanna make I want to do what is right. I wanna pay these fight skep- able the whole money. No. But I can probably pay him half. So that's why so Shawn Merriman went through litigation. Chris'll evens going through litigation. And I guess Johnny Hendrix. I, I haven't heard of the other names, I think they've all done the rounds immediate whatever. Jonah Hendricks is the last one who just feels like he's been slighted or he's got questions. What do you say to Johny Hendricks? Now, do you plan on having a conversation with I would love to, you know addition? I don't blame him anything I don't believe me anything, Johnny. I I'm just it hurt me when somebody would even have the slightest start that I would not be behind the fight us. I can care less about everybody for me to main goal was for the. Is to get paid. That is my main goal. So when somebody suddenly comes out, boss to head to know something about it. That's why the foreign have our drive to come over here and not doing it to it. Phone interview I want to do this. I'm gonna fight dry Ford f hours back I want to be industry. I want you asked me the hard questions that people call in Haski hot question, whatever they want ask. I'm an open book, what I say is one hundred percent thirty don't believe it. I don't care if you don't believe it. I'm telling to dot knows tells you to my friends have family, no me and my loyal fence while ninety eight percents. Everybody goes like do it. Come on talk about it. We know your character. I would never do something like that. Google search out say who got ever stolen money from boss with or something to get to one person one person. I ever bit something to as stole money from whatever I did. I'm just not that guy. I never did that in five months. It could be that Tom, thank you. It's comes out not the thirty six thirty nine months. No that I read as well. How well I know this is a number that it's going to be tough. It's going to it's going to get pinned on you. But what is Tom told you, what does it sound like as far as like an outline for when he gets out? Is there already some money available or is this going to know what he says this he has to pay a lot for the truck everything that he has his fifteen hundred dollars? I don't know any two weeks or two month as insurance just that. So he said, there's a lot of money that festival comeback with thirty trucks. Yes, I was going to pay these five. That's what they promised me. But it started with five or six and I was going up now it's going up. I think he's like twelve now I don't know anymore, what he said. But he said it will go up. It will be at twenty five I will be able once this happens to start and pay the fighters. And again, I'm telling you is not going to get to get everything, but he wants to at least half and, you know, and I think if he could do that, yet that, that at least will make a lot of things right again because a lot of these guys get overpaid. Anyway. You know, so if they had, but, you know, I feel I feel for every single on Nichols, Alice, I mean, gazelles talking to him. He is. Tools got. So these regular job is tools stolen out of a stroke, like twelve hundred thing and I go on K five twelve on the bucks. Give at least tools. You know, we, we need to do something here. I feel so horrible. But, you know, I cannot do it what I pay I had nothing to do with it. Listen. And if I had the money if I literally was what these people say, I wrote Allesandro actually, I sent him officio of me typing one of those bus with network under the manager of hooligan for actual Durant. And he and I said the show it as well that I said, hey, could you guys? Please, let me know wherever that money and what a gun because I can't find it, and I'm not greedy. I'll take one million because if I have money I will, I will get it back from Tom. I'm pretty sure of that because I still believe I have to believe because he didn't lie anything to me. I have the proof right here. Why would I not believe him? She, but immune, so as long now, if he doesn't pay he comes out, you've got twenty five based on that's it, but until then. Well, he didn't like anything to me and not to the fighters as well. Well, now it's going to be my question was, what about the conversations with you, and Tom regarding yourself because you did a lot for the company at the time and even post you've been still having to do things and clear name as well. Right. Like, what have your conversations with him in regards to you, in, like what it's killing me? It's, it's really killing me. You know, you don't know PF L. I've been let go, I don't want for the people this up to do it. I don't think so. But I mean it's like it's not like people think you're a millionaire was that it's imprinted to actually thought they believed that the internet, you know, and then you go yet that it sells it looks really bad. But it's not it's absolutely not if I had it. Trust me. You guys get paid. I will get it back from Tom. And I'm telling them I say you gotta do this. You have to do it's killing me. It's hurting my, my name. I've been here and everybody knows me man. I never screwed anybody over Bill long name for a long time. And then something like this happens. I actually got in contact with another organization wanted me as the president, I was already to bare knuckle and. And we were already going into Sunday, chased onus, and I go, you know what I mean? I do not want a second risk. That was literally for me that I said, promoting me men, I can do it buddy of mine is very wealthy. And if he decides to do it, I know one hundred percent he's pays the most dirty guy their RV. I mean he will hundred percent you know, I won't have a problem with nine okay? Also. He did everything for he's, he's a really good guy. They at the shift to take out a lot of things out of the book which he wrote because it wasn't too, because once they were in court, they were that was the tooth has been told and that completely the opposite of what she wrote in the book. So, so, yeah, no, he's very straight guy. He's the guy. No for twenty two years as well. So if somebody who right, right? Straight shooter is that guy. Trust me. And if he would say something like oh you wanna do a business immune to do with him because that's a guy one hundred percent trust could cut off my hand, if he would like that's how far we'll go with believing. I had been. While I was gonna say, I was just gonna say this part that the internet can just be an evil place. That's an reputations mean a lot and our grandfather, he's always say, tell me who your friends are. And I'll tell you who you are just wanna tell the audience that we've known boss read in a long time and he's sitting here. And if you look at the people that surrounded by all the time, I've never heard anybody say anything bad, they've worked with him for a long time. Some of the greatest people, I know, Marlin all Kenny rice, Andrew Simon. He's a great people, and I'm glad that you came here. You needed me to I, I really I needed to do this face to face, and as show, people get seat me. When I talked they know I just want him to understand. I feel I mean I if there's nothing bothering me, I'm very easy. But people, but other people a once fight us that, okay? Now it's a whole different ballgame. Now, it's my Pierce, who think about that, about me in an old Yata, once I talked to him, don't you know, but just for him to have a little bit of thought that. It really upsets me gets me. Those are the ones that hit the heart, right? I really does. That's why I said, you know that's why I want to be doing it in-studio. It's I also wanna cooperate something he said in the first hour, I part of the show about Burt Watson. And the one thing I really try to hold onto my, my word, you know, people confide in me. The good thing is I have a bad memory, so pry, forget anyway two I just a heating stuff has gotten back to me, you know, about me when I was younger some friends screwed me over. I don't like that feeling one bit. I would never do that to someone else I'd rather just go to their face and go, I don't agree with what you're doing, but I would never talk to, you know, like behind like that. But anyway, Burt Watson. I can cooperate that he did pay him out of his pocket. The reason I feel a little bit hesitant ears. I'm trying to remember how it went down. But I do know that it was just something that was private between burden. I, but now that boss being the other party has said that he did pay Bert. Confirm the bird told me that boss had paid them. So again, someone that's not going to be doing that type of stuff, wouldn't reach into his own pocket and take care of, you know, he described Jimmy Lennon he went to stitch. She didn't have to do that. They're bird got paid. And then Kenny said he he didn't get my friend because she was visiting with his father. He says, if I she gave me a big hug, and I'm good. So thank you, Kenny for that hug it. Oh, yeah. It'd be you know, he came in. I just don't do that on the way over. I call it that every time. No kids mom passed away either. And she was such a wonderful woman, every time. Hey handsome, how you she called me handsome, and as she passed away? So, you know, I like every couple of weeks, I go Reggie is fodder, because, you know, just want to this guy's amazing ninety years old had open heart surgery, a week later after heart surgery comes into to the doctor. And they said, oh, I need to see Dr show you here for it to see somebody should. No, no. I just have to surge it. She looked was last week. She goes, yeah. Oh, okay. So. Freaked out already. He's ninety years old, old coal mine of toughest nails. They go to the doctor, Dr ghost. Okay. Reggie can you do this heads up like this, and he says. No. But I can do this. No. He's one of those guys indestructible really good guy. Well, you said Bert was one of the ones that help save the couple people that the sound guy the matchmaker the commission you had some troubles. But there was some people there that really came to the rescue, and you got to show off the show went off and there were fights that everything much against us. No interviews, thirty five hundred people showed up to five hundred thirty five hundred Vietnamese interviews. We had to do that today before. Yeah. With Jessica PETA, we were doing ridden interviews, and Kenny was interview we at five minutes because we had to camera for an hour, forty five minutes, stupid black bagged up. It looked horrible. You know what the cost this is again? You can see what Tom doesn't know he paid three hundred twenty five thousand dollars for the production company. He had to pay him with trucks. I go dude this like I show is seventy right. If you want me to AB we ought to go really big. Let's do one hundred and fifty but I knew got a really big production show. He simply didn't know naive super took it. Vantage of Ed, sorry, Tom, but you're he was an idiot in that regard. You know in his own business was running. But at that he was just, it's this this, you know, I just proved here that it is all true, what he said. And I post that about the production, they the first one left, right. Yes. Somebody else, also big problem, you know, because yeah, this guy went out scouting did already everything furring Belmont, really great producer. You know. But yeah he didn't want to take the risk. You says. Well, I get Ida paid half a print gonna do it. So then his loss toll shows, okay? I can't do it because the money's frozen, and you went to this company, and he paid even three twenty five. I mean bench that show. You how much he knows about his game zero. He knew zero about it as you gotta wear with this clothing. Also, I can't even fathom being in this situation because you're right. You can understand why managers are mad. You can understand why fighters, but you, you can't just sit there not anything. Right. Like, that's gotta be the worst position to be in. No, it is. At that bothers me. You know, if a fighter doesn't get paid. I fought like I said for two thousand bucks. I know how hard it is to be a fighter live from that stuff. You know what he's guys. And then try this, you know, I tried to save the show because it was almost off because the main event, Maryland was suddenly off because Porky couldn't fight, which was good, actually, for us because you couldn't pay that money. But I was just worried these guys trained for two months. And now they don't have a fight vanita let him fight. So because I was the understanding that we're going to get paid. But then the whole crap happened. So how's Merriman able the win the lawsuit? He did he win it. No. I might go after him because he didn't do it because I remember he didn't fight and I mean I something about he trained for ten day or ten hours a day. No. Yeah, innocent. I that was one of the biggest things for me. Also because I you know, I was doing statistics is four feet vertical leap. That's a freak. I mean he's a free off would. Oh, I would love to see that guy fighting notion. I was really looking for Julia lane that was big him. You know, still big on the bang grow, y'all. I love that guy. Robbie peralta. It valid. They have some names on this and they were performing to fight. I don't know if you saw this show, it was a brand shopper, stalking. The Joe Rogan podcast. He goes, dude, this is crazy and it was. I mean defied has performed so well, that's why you know, it's so hard for them now not to get paid, you know, it's, but it is what it is. I hope that Tom comes to until now. Like I said, he hasn't lied. One thing to me. I have all the proof what he said that actually happened. Always got to be the biggest scam artist, which I don't think because otherwise you wouldn't have lost five hundred thousand dollars. And he faked a hospital papers defaced back Friedman statements, and he's defected. He's a great actor then because he was crying on the phone. He listened. He was crying and that evening. He ended up into the hospital. That's how bad it was. Oh, it's not true. Well, I got the proof right here. So now what's your next thing she would mean visit third option? It's not either. He's bad who's not note this the truth, and it is through. And I got to go with him. I have to until otherwise this cost you a lot of sleep, and stress, and like, you know, you can say to people and you asked my wife and he always wife's going to say you have no clue if I would wake up at four o'clock, I cannot go to sleep, any more was the first thing I think about that's been on for a long time. Not an hour anymore. It's far away got hammered pretty bad on social media all, and I always wondered why you stuck by Tom side. Now you've provided some of the insight into that, you know, but I wondered, you know, like, maybe this was a personal friend or no. I just met in four days, and I have I believe I have a good judge of character. And I know this guy is like the waste dipping people take care of people that people around him. I know he's a good guy. I know there's good guy just been taken advantage of his biggest crime and at bore guy. Because now he comes out and lost his business. You know. And I'm not saying, oh, boo poor, poor top Tom. No. But I mean come on them Slyke because it is all true. I approve, you know, so and then to just digging and digging. And I could understand that people don't don't, don't think I don't understand. I won't be super pissed. I would the same thing. I would sue I will do everything, you know, but could be also to. And if he speaks. We're gonna take a quick break. When we come back and do our daily debate and don't forget about fifty minutes. We have Marlin Mayes coming up at semi junkie radio on fight nation channel and fifty six. We have boss rootin- in the house. Both iphone and Android carry a feature to make their show. More enjoyable, it's called the mute but here those two num- that's gorgeous Georgia goes. All right. We get this out of the way here, and what's that exciting thing that we do everyday? Yeah, what's all in the back, by the way that isn't Stanley Cup final score there too. Okay. Okay. You just saw numbers here. Right. So he did personally see the numbers close to twenty thousand less than a million dollars that was in his account. So he knows he's, I don't wanna post is, of course, because it's like accounts. But at least if you George. You know, I paid him a lot of money on the table. That's what they're gonna say. School shopping for new. All right. Why the way NBA fans NHL fans? 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You ready for the junkie radio daily bakers as sure, and I'm excited for this George. All right. Here we go. And we're gonna include boss rootin- a former U of C heavyweight champion. Former king of pancakes, three times. And one of the coolest guys we met in this business. Here we go. Today's hashtag daily baked question for Adam junkie radio. WWE and you have have been top dogs in their areas for awhile now with AWOL writing and joining orcs, like PF L organizations like PF, L bell Tor and one championship, which juggernaut do you think has the better chance of being thrown as top dog? So Awa was big show here in Las Vegas. And everybody's been talking about it, and so they're obviously going to be a threat to the WWE and then organizations like PF L bell tour, one championship are going to be a possible threat for they've all grown UFC. Yeah. So which one has a bigger chance of being dethroned as top dog goes go. I, I'm gonna go with the Debbie. Mary's. Meaning if you look at the scene, let's say we did the twentieth. Twenty greatest bites of all time. They're gonna come from different eras because at the end of the day of fight is a fight in your excited for it. Right. You look at the WWE they've gone through different eras, but it's been styles. Right. That's gonna change over on, I think this w company has a good chance of maybe reaching different demographic. They save insect. Man is very personal with everything he does. But he's getting older the same way you and I are getting older boss where we're all getting older. And sometimes we just don't understand what them crazy kids are doing that may happen. Debbie Debbie because he won't let go of that control. So if I had to pick one I feel like that one has the better chance of realize WWE fills out stadiums for the wrestlemanias and the Royal rumbles, and they go overseas and fill out Sadia GMs. Yeah. You do realize it was loudest sit over there at, at MGM this, I wasn't there. But which of these two. Juggernauts using as the best chance of being dethroned WWE. Or you have c-. Yeah. I, I will go would I love that explanation. Do we were talking? I will go with this simply because you see such great job at just being the top like the next show is so much lower behind him. It's, it's crazy. How they you know, keep on being on top. So I think that's going to be very hard for any organization in mixed martial lost. That's why would bare knuckle boxing, something new, I can do something. I've got the pension do something. But yet in MMA it's very hard to go up against Seattle numbers guy. I know there's a w and another ring of honor and a few other orcs chasing WWE, but I feel like there's some good money behind one championship in Asia, fells writing some checks out, you know, they paid a million dollars to their winners. Bill tore, and there does own deals, and even around, they got Scott Coker at the home. So I just feel like there's bigger dogs chasing down the U of C, the UC's got lead their sprinting, but there's big dogs chasing after them WWE they got a lead. And they're sprinting. But I feel like well, I don't know. Like e w that was their first big show that I knew of I think they may have been existence before. And I know there's been like new Japan and and ring of honor and a few of the others TNA alien in the past. I just don't know if they're running as fast as he's other on some kind of on the other side, you realize it happened before WCW. They wreak havoc for a while. Yeah. And WWE lost a lot of wrestlers. So something like this has happened to them, when's the last time you felt well pride was number one for a while. True. Right. Yeah. But look at the run, they're on now and strikeforce going you're gonna to me ads for Lamborghinis. From Dana white trying to get rid of them pride. I told right from the beginning go to America at because she needs to do it there because otherwise, you can't do it anymore. They never listened. I said, let me talk to let it commission evidence for three years in a row, and that slowly, she stuck getting vigor that finally they allowed me to go to the commission. I talked they changed it on the spot. They said was pleading hasta. She's. Percent. Vied whom you're allowed and it was not. I say see you should have done that three years ago because then you would have had a chance now. Yup. He they lost momentum. They said, oh, no. We're doing great here. I said, no, no real money's America. Trust me. Always always America. Well, this one was close over votes came in and fifty six percents at WWE agree with Boston goes forty percent said, you have see clause, every with me. So it was a good one. Great question there. Thank you. Junky nation for your votes. Those are the readers of the site, and the listeners of the show, right? We're gonna take one more quick break. And when we come back, we'll talk a little bit about Marlin Ryan's, who's got a big fight coming up against Henry, pseudo its enemy junkie radio fight nation channel one fifty six close. We'll be right back. Hall of famers legends. The very best coverage of the fake games right here on Sirius XM fight nation channel one fifty six. Custom. Go fish. We must won't be through. There metals are covered with participation awards. They have boxes of gold stars that they purchase themselves. They are the legends in demand. Your respect here are Georgia and goes. All right. We're back now we're gonna talk to one of the two participants in the main event at UC to thirty eight coming up on June eight in Chicago, Illinois Henry Suharto, the UFC flyweight champion will be facing. Marla mariah's, the number one weight contender for the vacant belt. And joining us now on the hotline is magic Marlon rise. What's up Marlin? How you doing? Welcome back to m e junkie radio. Guys flags were guys, you know, and different times different donates. And I'm more than happy to give you guys a little bit about house, Mike training in how issue now, you know, well, thank you. We really appreciate that. I got goes here with me as well, and we also have boss rootin-, who called many of your fights at WS, excuse me. Choked here, WASO f and back in the day. So we're looking forward to it. Not by by the broader take fan of you, man. Pleasure. Talk with you again man. I'm so happy doing so well in UC. I'm loving it. Thank you so much, my Marlin. So we used to talk to since the WS. Oh, FDA's and used to what some asks there, yet a lot of title defenses, yet, a lot of Cao's, you know, you're their biggest star for many years, you and just engage. You and then you come over to the sea, I fight against us and Saudi, and go your way all that time, man was, you know, I'm sure there was a lot of doubt from fans and media, how good does it feel to be in this position, not that you're in dicta person? But still it bothers any any human being when their skills are doubted that they can compete against the best in here. You are fighting for world title. Yeah. I feel very happy, you know, with all white. I got some now, you know with this bigger donors, five foot the Bill and it, it's a chance man to just show to everybody and improve one more time. Whatever the loan, you know, I think I proved to everyone. I'm the container. I'm the number one contender right now. And I'm getting this shot, you know. And, and I think he's married got the keys tolls and the preparation, couldn't be better to better than ever weights. Good. It's, it's just a metaphor time go out there next week for form perform well and finish into. And your mentor your big brother in the fight game. Frankie Edgar he has got a world title fight as well his July. So his it'll be about six weeks after. But that would be massive for your team. I know that Frankie means a lot to you. He recently was on our show. And he says that he's learned a lot from you as well. So I know this could be big for you guys. And of course your coach Marquette. Yeah, I got here eight years ago. And, and I was billed as a fighter and may fight it. You know, I was build with this guys. You know, they thought in everything, and I just learned with this guy's every day, and not just as a fight that, you know, as a man as a team and how you have to be to be a champion the white guy here. Frankie was champion and he lost his title. He never changed. She's still the same. Now he's fighting again for the title. And it's just as a good example, you know how you have to be in. We watch you have to pursue your dreams. And I did I did all I did more than than they could. And I put on my line of the time. And never said, no, I work at home her, and I was times to go out there and fight into what I love. All right. Goes what do you ever Marla Morris Marlin guy like Henry Suharto when you look at his accomplishments to be able to get a gold medal in the Olympics? Then come into the UFC and win a title there. That's not very easy to do when you look at his game though, in the UFC do you still can you still point out holes? Do you find holes when you're looking at them? Or is it just a matter of just being better than him that night man, we all got hold and, and metro makes champion, you know? And I think Herod the whole does a great metro for me. I'm very confident in all him doing the cage, of course, he beat alleging emits Johnson, he in my opinion on another guy that can't be alleged in the future. DJ the show. He's a great martial artist. But we didn't get to see much less fight. I think TJ got what, what do what you need to Henry. I think was was a fluke. You know was just a metaphor. That was Harry's day, but I work hard, and I'm very well prepared. I'm over there for this fight, and I don't wanna I don't wanna know flukes, you know, I'm going out there for form perform well and win and living without who's the best one eighty five pounds. And now. I know you can't give away any of your strategy. But can you kind of hint to us this going to be a longer night or a shorter night? All depends, you know, depends how hymns. Defend Holum gonna perform is about the timing in momentum. You know, we're gonna feel I'm going out there for five rounds five round, but we never knows you know, maybe he comes to hollered and he's gonna go home earlier. Hey boss, let me ask you question. You were the three time king of pancreas champion. And so you fought primarily in Japan, you come over win the UC title. What did that mean as far as like circling your career knowing that you could file it onto continents answering to two different types of audiences? And because I think this is something Marlin can relate to he was a WF chat. But a lotta people always wondered, well could he went into UC or wherever, you know, like, how was that satisfaction for you? It's big. I mean she's just biggest thing there is, you know, and, and for me, it did everything like, yes, hardcore fans, knew me from Japan, but then wasn't to you. That's when I got. No, that's where I start doing TV stuff. It's because of the UC Mullen, as from the wheelchairs a fighting he was the guy I always said, I always talked about Marlon. I say his takedown defense, he just moves out of the way he's like a frigging matador you know, his footwork is so fast, you know. And we always had a good connection did some things together. Also. But hanzel Gration everybody, I just, love you Marlon what will be. Be your your. How do you say your dream wind way to win? Would it be a knockout or would it be going for a submission if you could choose, you say, oh, this will be the best way for me to win. Oh, I'm not gonna lie, boss. Like, like to see people out, you know. And that's my dream, you know, I wanna put him out and I want to knock him out. That's it. Yeah. Well, I would say. Now, Jessica draws just became a world champion. She's brazilian. Amanda, Nunez, of course holds two titles. You know you can for a while. There are few the Brazilian champions of dropped off. But now you're in a position to win. Even though you've been here for eight years. What would that mean for you to be a champion from Brazil a country? So rich in history. You know as far as wearing gold in many of the top organizations in the world. Winston brazil. I went to school at win win awards Yang on the worst three from three years old to ten and that's very poor neighborhood, you know, in that make me think a little bit, where I came know in where I am out. And so if you guys go there and you guys wet, I'm from you're never going to believe that I was able to make through the United States and fight for the big league in now getting to the York, St. and fighting for your seatbelt. He's a lot man. There's a lot of people and there's a lot, put the keys that, that I, I spoke that I talk with, and the green, they told me they have, you know, and I, I encourage them, and I said, then you can what everyone, you know, just have to work hard believe yourself, and you can go wherever you want, you know, sky's the limit, and I'm fighting for the belt but to be honest with you, if you if you go to my talents. If you go to my neighborhood. You can't believe like now a guy from year is fighting for the belt, you know. And I did all and wasn't he you know, I went down a couple of times I got a but went down in got up again. But I never and never I never gave up in. Now I'm here. I'm fighting for the belt. I have the whole country my back. I don't care. I don't care if, if the fracture is on me, and I'm just very happy to go out there and everybody everybody. No, I'm going to go out there might best. I'm gonna fight hard and I'm going to win. You know, I'm I'm not going out to just be in the York. See gauging finding couple out autographs pictures. I'm in the mission. I'm going out there. I wanna take that belting thing that my house. Nice and you're talking about Nova Friburgo in Brazil north north of Rio de Janeiro, right? Where the floods were a few years ago. I'm talking about the neighborhood wet. I'm from the ordway. It's it's like a ballet, you know in in, we have a school smallest and like food minutes three meals on my old house. And and it's unbelievable man's unbelievable things. Don't change much, you know, stuff like twenty years ago, and you use to don't seem to see the same problems sound believable and into the honest it's it's worse. It's worth. And we, we had a. We had nausea that we used to play soften, you know, went that I was I was very upset that anymore. They ROY everything and, and it's sad. It's sad that just getting worse while sorry to hear that. All right. Last thing here. I just wanna leave you with this. First of all, good luck with the rest of your camp. Safe travels to Chicago. I can't wait to see you versus Henry, pseudo. It's gonna be fight, but earlier you brought up T J dillashaw, and I just want to commend you for something because you never once brought up the PD suspension that he's on. And I've also heard you answer to a lot of critics of DJ saying, look regard because we all know he made a mistake. All right. But you also said, hey, that doesn't mean that he's still wasn't a good fighter and a lot of people have taken an opportunity to bearing him. But on many occasions, I've noticed on social media. You'd never said a bad thing about him. So I commend you for, for that Marlin you've given a lot of respect towards him. And, and that. It's pretty cool to see, you know, to something different. And it's. Man, I don't know names, and I can Ventura anybody. But we know a lot of people do a lot of shit. They eat. But aren't they at good as him they not? You know, did they win the thousand? They're not. You know, so it's the only thing that, that makes a chance of thanks, you great fight that, you know, I don't know about him. I don't know about any other person. But if they, you know, is that of them, you know, I'm just played five fifth and anything, you know, the maximum, I do, like e sometimes, but I don't believe I think is possible, but who knows you know now. All right. Why don't you gotta get going? Thanks for the time you gave us always on major radio. We really appreciate it. And I guess we'll wait to see the result. Okay. Thanks for the time. Good night, guys. Good. Okay. Yeah. Man, he, he said about. T J dillashaw. He said. If regardless of the mistake he made he still a good fighter here because, you know what Marlins said. He goes, he goes, if you want, he goes, go to PD's seavy can win the title. It's fucking hard to win. You have seen title. Yeah. You know what I mean? I read that goddamn, he's got a point. You know what I mean? So everybody can point and do this. And I always yet. Right. That, but, but. Yeah. And he no. He said, possible future hall of Famer and it stood out to me that he just he didn't have a, he had a chance to say something there in, you know pylon, but he didn't. He's so that shows me he kind of has a little bit of respect for the fraternity fighters, that he's that he's part of Eason amazing fighter. But he's an amazing person to Marlin, I remember at that, that I w s o f show when he fought Miguel. Torres, narrow ember somebody next to me at the end of the fight goes man MC Tories had a rough night. He was off tonight and turn. I, I don't think he had that bad of an I think back. I just really good. And we're going to figure that out. In a couple of years. And sure enough man now the guys done title. I love that stuff. Yeah. It's gonna be good one. So who does joke either man? It's going to be a great fight Iran. Take our we have one more break, right? Andre ES her. Let's do that one last break. And then we'll close up shop semi junkie radio on fire nation channel and fifty six. We have boss rootin- in the house. Today's show you can listen back onto manned streaming anytime on your phone, or at home on theories, XM connected, devices, and speakers. Both iphone and Android carry a feature to make their show. More enjoyable, it's called the mute button here. Those two numb nuts. Gorgeous Georgia goes. All right. A couple of things about boss here. He's got a website. It's boss, Rudin dot com. Also, check out his Twitter handle at boss, rootin- MA. He also has a Facebook page with five hundred thousand followers. And I know he's there a lot one last thing here in my mail. I got from roots of fight, they came with another series for boss, Rudin. Man, I love this one boss. Be rude. Neater land. Yeah. Which is, I guess how you guys say, dodge or something like that, because I love something that I can't get here. So, for example, when I grew up Russia was part of the Soviet Union. So I love the ones that CCC p USSR's pretty cool, but CCP I remember I used to see the athletes sickle on it and stuff. Al pretty cool vintage, you know what I mean? So that reminded me of that. But that's pretty cool. The roots of fight put out another series, I and I say another because of seen others in the past. The back says it's only pain it won't hurt. That's fun. Okay. Yeah. That's awesome, man. So check out route to fight. They have a lot of athletes there that they work within baseball boxing, martial arts. They're really. I mean I'm so honored to be part of that in the beginning of the game to me. They wanted me as a tie book, should I go like I co two Roman Dacca's owes Peter earth. I mean, come on. I'm nothing compared to those guys up a great striker. Those guys. He knows show. So then we did a number may line. And I I love it because, you know, you're into same Linus, Bruce Lee. He's the one. He's the one. Lee frazier. Villains. Yeah. Love it, boss. We have about ten minutes left. Maybe a little bit less than I wanted to give you chance. You got a lot off your chest today. We ask you some questions. We've dressed a lot of the controversies out their frustrations from, you know, a lot of the fighters. We know Johnny pretty well he used to live in Las Vegas. He's never struck me as a guy that's got a a bad site in. Oh, great guy. And look, he's a grown man. He you know, he doesn't need me to go to bat fom. But what I've noticed, especially when watching Chris, LeBron address some of the stuff on, on video and in, Johnny is I think it's just a frustration. The way I come in. It's, it's almost not I'm, I'm it's almost for Johnny. That's what I'm coming. I want him to understand it. I'm not that guy. And then I'm okay. You don't like I said, what other people think I'm not really don't bought a by. It's close friends, and especially my peers and that I'm worried about. I know what is to, you know, so I, I don't have a problem with anything. You don't believe me. Don't believe me. So what do I don't own? Fully I show, but God's get out today. You know, people say that good on full yourself. Gee, I can't live myself now. I mean, come on. That's what we believe in, but people don't just make decisions really fast before knowing the other great sites, and I wish that I would have talked to him, personally, I didn't at the offend, but of course, that was at the moment, we still everybody thought that would never going to get paid. So, yeah, no, I always respected him. A lot of spell is that something where you wait five more months, and see what happens with Tom or will there be another round of calls and text to some of these athletes that are probably still wondering or well yesterday for Nichols, allergy text me and said, hey Bosley, who you're going to go? Just facebook. Post, you think Saddam not going to pay. I said, I truly believe that he will pay, you know, yes, it's going to be half, but you note, it's better than nothing. You know, he can say that you've made promises, right? No. That's one thing you've never made a promise or anything that's been your belief or your thought process of what you think might happen. That's it because you know, I had nothing to do with that. And like I said, if it was to like the internet said, I had a million dollars, I will do it, just like I did with, with. Burt Watson and Jimmy Lennon Judy. Because then I say, I will get it back from them because I'm going to be on him. You know. So, and then I, I'm free of it, and defied us happy, everybody's have. I just wanted everybody to be an it's funny because Adam labar also worked for the company just sent me picture of people say. That the hospital. He says I was FaceTime ING with him. I actually made a picture face timing. You know. Well, it is a picture, when told in the hospital, you see. So again, this all this base that he lied, and it was, it dependent got frozen while I showed the Bank statement, and I could actually post also posted on my Facebook page plus the mission papers from the hospital. Okay. So if that wasn't lie. Now tell me what the next lie, she sees. That's my simply cannot get Tom to the side, because you never liked to me, everything that he said, is true. And I have to prove it. So I hope they understand that now. And I hope that people see it that give him a chance. And no, it's heart that I know what people, you know, people but Bank Front, all you see. It's a it's a circle. He's doing this all the time demo mistake he made he made it right. Come on, lighten up. It was not gun in the face nuts. Something horrible because that is a different story for me. I don't work so on the personal side. I, I noticed your grandfather. Yes. Yeah. Congratulations. Everyone. A year or two old now all to death. Half yet. Boy is the big boy, my daughter's going to get married. She's a thirty ready. That's my oldest daughter in Holland. She's going to get July fifth. So go to Holland and at the seat him and man, yeah, he's a big boy to like she's six feet. My daughter. All really. So, yeah. This is like I said, he's going to be natural heavyweight already told her, he's going to be in training camp. Of course, she doesn't want to I asked to, you know, to start already on the shins, just which you finger. So, you know, you calcified to the bones of stuttering, right? That's gonna do. That's funny. Anybody giving you any problems, you know, I always like to collect the streetfight stories you told us plenty, but I haven't caught up with you in a couple of years. No, Texas, nobody wants any of you in the mean streets Thousand Oaks know what NAS what I had to watch. What was it guy and later on the explained because it looked like I came onto ROY wrote, no. Okay. So he's flipping we all flipping we off and he gets completely angry. One Californa close to my gym full of tattoos and he spent good. I think I started to some bills echo. You me. For screaming what we wanna dance dude. Yeah I go with us on the freeway. No. The closest did. So we could stop it. I go sure I think right here. So I, I talked to count I get out, and he realize the sap the strength out of duties not expecting that he's expecting no on wanting to close the window. So you has pulled over. Oh, yeah. Next. I get out and he wants to get out, but he sees me and close the door. And then he opens the mid when he goes, you're Oviously, you have a nicer car tonight, I go. And he says, you could beat the crap out of me to go. You think I go tell me what did I do wrong? He says, look like you came on the road as he did it come into. No. So it looked like it came under oath. And that's why you flipping that's I just walk away. I don't even come in conversations with people now anymore. I just, you know, it it's so used what I like to do is if me. That's why he got angry because once he flipped me off. I do this. And then they get really angry because it's not working, you know, if flip you off. I gotta be all I not laughing at them, and then they get really excited, you wanna dance was line. Sure. Sure, puck right partially goad. He's an idiot recognize you. I don't know. I don't know shoot me and my gym literally quarter mile away same street. So, yeah, some people but the. And I love that also because that, that kind of guy he, he would do to. L someone else from getting the only reason, you know, executive flattop, you know, like a blood cat, and then the frigate does up Brian. Brock lebanon. Jim. So you have I like that story told earlier on about the weight loss. So for anybody that thinks, oh, what you got to be a fighter you're doing what like kids jitsu, cardio kickboxing all the full every well, we do as a woman's jails in Manchester, and they come in, and you can get a free membership for year. If you interesting. Right. So twenty people. Sign up women, let's say to women if you see the results if you go to Facebook page, and you see people before and after you gonna think is photo. Shop, you're not gonna believe, and it's one hundred percent to what people can do in six weeks. It's just really it's, it's incredible at from these people, of course, once his training catch the bug and then, you know, from the twenty fifteen stay, you know, because they love it, and then it gets come in. So it's a great system to, to let people know because everyone thinks six weeks, I can do, but then they see what they can do in six weeks, and it completely transformed. It's time watching the food, and you change the lives. And that's the great thing about RJ also profanities, nobody walking around with no shirts. You know, very early eagle ill kills house, which is true. You know. And so the address is eighty Hampshire road. Sweet ex- ex- yet to really weird Westlake village, California nine one three six to eight oh, five four nine six four seven to for questions and the gym is sorry. The website is elite, Emma. MMA Jim dot com. We have about one minute. I also wanted to ask those a tragedy in Westlake. What's the? Yeah, you know. Okay, this funded you said, I was so busy, all the crap in Wyoming, my wife, text me, she says you should read the new, she's getting aggravated. They had to evacuate for the fires. And then a day later the shooting. The guy walks in and my student was there stopped to the Uber stopped. They heard the shots down in if he was two minutes. Early would have been inside while he was literally about to get out of the guard dove into car and then to shooting habits. So I didn't know anything of this, because I was so insane because everything went wrong at to show in Wyoming. Yeah. All right. Boss. Well, thanks for coming out. It was great. We had a great time, some great stories there wanted to ask. Sure. I want to think more than Ryan also for his time. Good luck to him against Henry veto at UFC two thirty eight and I'm not sure if I finish saying this, it was leaked m may Jim dot com for bosses Jim, it's in Westlake village. Check out the challenge that he's talking about. Sounds like it's really really cool. Yet, for a lot of you that wanna change your lives and lose weight. All right. We'll be back tomorrow with another addition of M e junkie radio. Let's see who we got lined up tomorrow on. Let's like Danny steel is gonna come back. And also, maybe Kevin Holland from you'll see middleweight. All right. So for boss, and Andre becky's and goes George have a nice day, and don't forget to go out there and be a champion boop.

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Assessing Severe Damage from Monday's Storm

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Assessing Severe Damage from Monday's Storm

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So we are not at the fairgrounds Brian is working with us here. We're at the studios in central Iowa downtown to Moines Andy is in Cedar rapids today, and we have been talking about a lot of damage to crops. A lot of damage to buildings things like that. Hate before we go any further though we're GONNA be talking to our secretary. Mike Nag need to give you your chance to two thousand dollars. How about this one friends you text the word Love L O v E to two hundred two, hundred big. Thank you to Coca Cola Energy and Aha sparkling water. You'll get a confirmation text and Info Standard Data and message rates apply nationwide contest. Being brought to now buy. Commodities Market partner more. Information. Go West, DOT COM. We'll talk to Paul mossman coming up here on the hour with West address commodities bring you this segment of the big show and secondary of Agriculture Mike Nag is joining us right now secretary I know your office has been tracking a lot of damage not only crop damage, but also building and facility Dan. Esther days windstorm that moved across the state bursts of all hate to have to talk to you about things like this on days like this. But what what have you Have you been hearing my? Oh. Absolutely just a very, very tough morning for a lot of folks waking up significant damage across the state. It's just sad to see. So many pictures of. You know of crop damage of buildings that have been damaged and You know all across the state from me from West to east. This thing was you talk about it being a. Historic weather event initial reports are this. This thing was in existence for over seven hundred miles for fourteen hours went from Sioux city to quad cities and when we lay that storm path over the state. Rough estimate is that impacted about a third and so when you start to total up the number of acres that were potentially impacted. while it's a big number and just really thinking about folks that are digging out this morning and there's there's a they didn't need this hit on top of everything else that we've been dealing with this year. You know we lost some great storage facilities at some elevators and also a lot of on farm grain bins went out down. Of course, they were empty and That's The the bins are most vulnerable to high wind damage. So we have heard about that we've heard from agronomists they're saying look we're going to have to wait and really see what kind of damage we might have out here. But if my calculations are right, we're looking at some were about What ten million acres of crop affected NI- within. I think you can absolutely say that nearly ten million acres were somehow impacted or at least that the storm of the the wins that that we're talking about those ninety plus new seventy-five anyway. Plus mile an hour wind gusts that that impacted again, roughly a third of the state. Now, a again, I agree on the agronomy side we're we're hearing and folks you know we'll. We'll learn a lot in the next week It depends on what happened did did that lodging Is it severe enough to break? Did we lose the corn? Will it Stan back up if it does if it didn't snap off can we get enough sunlight on those leaves to to accomplish rainfall? I mean there's just so many questions and it's going to be very. Spotty. Nature. The other piece you know we have a lot of seed corn that's produced in the area that was very, very hard hit. Central Iowa East Central Iowa that's A. Significant issue as well, and one thing we we live think ahead to fall It's hard to imagine getting the combine through this crop right now but but we can be hopeful that that things will straighten back up. But yes, it it's GonNa. Be Telling here over the next few days. Yeah, Hey Mike at Sandia just a week ago we were visiting under much better circumstances in in my how things change. You ever remember a storm like this affecting this wide of an area widespread drought sure that that happens but to something like this is almost unprecedented also. When I couldn't believe in I've been visiting here a lot with the state climatologist. This morning is what I couldn't believe as we all watched this thing move across the state was that it stayed together and In fact, it intensified as it moved through central Iowa and moved into east central and and was still in existence as a front last night. As we looked into Indiana, and Ohio I. That was what was shocking to me. Was that this thing stayed together as long as it did again over seven hundred miles fourteen hours from South Dakota to Ohio and I think some of the most obviously some of the most intense wins in that whole stretch came right over central and east central Iowa. Secretary Nag thanks for joining us. We'll be checking in with your office probably everyday the rest of the week to see what what you can tell us that you've learned. MICA. But again, be be safe and we'll talk to you again. Thank you. Well, thank you and everybody's cleaning up stay safe out there we're praying for you. Mike Nag Secretary of agriculture starting US off here on the big show you're listening to the big show Brian Watt Ham is with US coalition support Iowa's farmers Brian We were supposed to be at the state fairgrounds today fairgrounds didn't have a lot of damage understand but it has some trees down so they asked folks stay away. Today we're preparing for our second weekend of livestock activity though and coalition always plays a big part with these young folks. He. Yeah that's right. We have sponsored the avenue breeds for over the last ten years and certainly still want to show our support for I was young people that are out there raising livestock taking care livestock every day showing livestock, and so we thought is still a great opportunity to showcase what's going on out there and and You know some optimism for the livestock industry. Well, we are going to be talking to youth who today also will. Be joined by Jessica Hiebert and the north poke at they usually take the avenue breeds we'll talk to them coming up in the meantime. How can we get a hold of the coalition? You can give us a call at eight, hundred, nine, three, two, two, four, three, six, or find us online at support farmers dot com about that and Yeah, big. Thank you to the coalition Andy we didn't find out the three big things we need to know today. Looking at conditions now and these ratings probably just changed yesterday. But at least as of Sunday bi-weekly report out from USDA mass and the boss Greg Tessin with USDA nasty. The regional director says corn condition fell just a little more and condition fell to sixty nine percent good day. Excellent. So beans ninety, four percent blooming or beyond four days ahead of average. Yeah and as far as the condition rating on soybeans go you see that seventy percent good to excellent. There's off a couple of percentage points also nationally were seventy one percent corn, seventy, four percent. So that means that actually rose percent again as of Sunday before all of the storms came through yesterday. Continuing. To receive packages unsolicited from China Not only people in Iowa. In fact, some people reporting getting a third package in the mail now but also in Canada and that's prompted a warning there. From the Canadian Food Inspection, agency about seven hundred and fifty residents so far overseas unsolicited seats. Now, officials still believe they're part of a brushing scam where the scammers sent unsolicited products to residents gonna, write a fake positive review of the product to increase business. But they are asking Canadians to receive the seeds not to, of course, put them in the ground, but also rather put them in a sealed bag and send them into a regional office. Widespread damage, just absolutely massive and devastating from those storms yesterday that were on the ground for some seven hundred miles on the ground suggests that it's a tornado that necessarily obviously wasn't the case. But it was certainly a very strong wind event perhaps maybe like we've never seen before with hurricane force winds lasting about fourteen hours across the yeah. I'm Harrison courteous severe damage as stretching all the way from early Jefferson Hiwa out west. And two parts of Illinois acres numbers obviously not knowing. Yeah. About may be close to. Seven, eight, nine acres of leased that laid over right now. Yeah. See Me Cool hockey one of our expert market analysts you just secretary and exit that number may be closer to ten billion acres that are affected along with countless structures. I've got some pictures from across the state posted on social media at big show farm eleven sixteen. Now at the big show clock, those are the three. All of the highlights of the big show are on our podcast. Go to iheartradio DOT COM search. No big show. Twenty three here on the big show clock put the big show. We are celebrating some outdoors time right now after the storm moved through yesterday. I. Did have a chance to get down to our farm, which is south of Des Moines and thankfully and knock on wood. We're very grateful. We did not have any storm damage to speak of south of about coming If you go down to Bevington Down Saint Charles, we're probably about twenty miles south of west, moines and we. We really had rain matter about a half inch of rainfall, but the wind seemed to die off and we're very grateful for that. We are hearing lots of reports though and Andy has been putting up lots of pictures on the website of everything from crop damage to building damage as well. Big brought you today by the coalition support Iowa's farmers in Gabby is with us right now gabby welcome to the big show. Thanks for having US sound like the setup out here. Nice being outdoors is nice. It's a nice breeze you and I were here twenty four hours ago would be somewhere in Illinois by now the with that Robert, Blake? Yeah. Yeah. Now we have some big events going on at the Great Iowa State Fair Special Edition, and their livestock shows last year last weekend we had We had folks nephew and they'll be in this weekend as well, and then the following weekend. But the coalition always does a nice job sponsoring things like the avenue. Bridge, and I know he has the presence of the fairgrounds factor. He'll bryce subsiding and stuff like that from you out there. Yeah. We are actually sponsoring gate eight at the Iowa state fairgrounds since unfortunately, we can't do unusual avenue of breed sponsorship. but we still want to support in some way. So you can see our logo right by the gate is you pull in in throughout the pavilion and the other Livestock Barns along with all the other sponsors who are supporting these youth livestock shows no help me out I. Think Gate Eight is Dean Avenue entrance is in the livestock entrance yes I think. So I think it's near the barn and the. Yup Yeah no that's. As well, we understand that the state fair grounds had some tree damage and if you've ever gone fairgrounds, you know they have beautiful beautiful old trees there. So hopefully, it's not too bad but they're doing some cleanup today Now you're in in Western right I am power we do you have. Your power. Yeah. Well, good good. Now, one of the things you work off the coalition farmers, of course is green farmstead partner program. And tell me a little bit about that and and some of the resources available. Yeah. So all of the information for the program is on our website support fibers, dot com, but the G. Green farmstead partner program is a program we work with twenty eight nursery professionals across the state of Iowa. So we're also thinking thinking of them at this time and praying for them, and then all the other farmers who were affected by by this weather but you can check out our website for more information to just help planting trees and shrubs helps with odor mitigation. snow deposition making your farm look really pretty and appealing to the is so lots of reasons to plant trees and shrubs Tell me how we can get a hold of you folks. You can contact us and ninety, nine, three, two, two, four, three, six, or check out our website support farmers dot COM Muscat get this other young lady over here for a second because I know she's got an important program to tell me about what your name my name is Kelsey. Carlson. Elsie how you doing I'm good. How are you today where you're from Kelsey? Where's? My hometown is Lake City Iowa Lake City. the town with no lake. Correct. We're going to be in Lake City tomorrow. Really the big show's going to be in Lake City. Tomorrow we have a special program that we just launched yesterday. It's called clean water and Iowa starts here and there's some conservation projects going on in Lake. City there are going to be talking about what? sociation. So son, of gun. House farm in Lake City do you know well I didn't go home last night but I heard that we have some flattened crops and there's a lot of trees down and stuff in town I haven't heard of a lot of building damage yet. Okay and power on. Yes powers. Okay. Now, you're working with the coalition of Support House farm am and the communications intern now tell. Me a little bit of by special program you have going on. So right now we're running a photo contest and our it's the seventh annual photo contests and our theme. This year is Iowa proud and so all the photos that we want submitted we'd just want the theme of Iowa Ag. Proud because we're proud of farmers out are proud to raise their livestock successfully and responsibly. So. Those photos are actually do this Saturday and the grand prize is a Yeti Cooler and some coalition of support. Iowa's farmers Swaggie, A. It's a gift card. So we have a good grand prize and then we have a second and third place prize also but yeah, we're looking forward to seeing the submissions. We already have a few N, but we're looking forward to those coming in more the rest of this week. Not Tell me what kind of picture or are you expect what do you think should be in there? honestly anything that at everyone's interpretation of being proud to be in agriculture industry is all different. So I think that's why This is a good theme because everyone has a different perspective especially right now in hard times of why they're proud to be in the industry. So we're honestly expecting any type of picture. So that's that's what makes our contests awesome and how do we send it to you? Well. All the instructions are on our facebook page or instagram. So if you go to the coalition of Support Iowa's farmers on Facebook, we actually have all the instructions there and all of the rules and the grand prizes are listed on there as well. Well. Thank you guys for helping us out today and sponsoring this part of the big show Andy we're going to be talking more about what's going on in the marketplace also ahead, we'll be finding out more about a special for going I alluded to adhere just a little bit ago but clean water in Iowa starts here doesn't matter where here is that just boils down to clean water and I started a we all have a hand in protecting that valuable water resource. We'll talk markets ahead here on the big show. Eleven thirty, five on the big show clock. By putting the big show, we are celebrating sunshine and I'll tell you what friends we are going to celebrate every good day we have because we just came through some bad storms that moved across a lot of central Wia what aired secretary of Agriculture Mike Nags saying that it could be ten million acres her impact. Now we're GONNA talk with Megan Anderson coming up here from Iowa state one of our agronomist and Megan is gonNA probably point out as well that we don't know what type. Of damage, we have out there and impact yet for few days but still now's widespread about a grain facilities have lost bins a lot of co ops one co op central Iowa lost a lot of bins in that storm system. We're GONNA be talking more about that as well. I did hear from John Lawrence to Iowa State University little bit ago and John said. Yeah we had some tree damage on campus no building damage that he knew of, and they were continuing the move in process this afternoon so they had to pause it yesterday. And One of the reasons they're they're pausing is because they have to test every student and their automated testing system for covid nineteen testing. Is in a manual mode right now. So instead of having a lot of the automation available to do that, run these students through he said we're were doing it manually. We're getting it done, but he said we're back moving students back on campus Britingham is with US coalition support, Iowa's Farmers Ryan. Normally, we're talking from the Great Iowa State Fair this week and celebrating the Avenue Breeds The coalition has been longtime sponsor of the avenue breeds along with the North Polka, FFA kids and by. The way we're going to be hearing from some of them coming up in just a little bit courtesy of the coalition today but who should be contacted in coalition number one have you heard any livestock facility damage across state? Yeah. We've heard that there have been some damage done to buildings, cattle, barns especially. So you know we just want to let farmers know that we're here if you've got questions about the rebuild process or now as maybe a time where you're going to reconfigure how your Facilities are laid out give us a call I would be glad to come visit with you. Also, we know there's a lot of tree damage. So if you're looking to refurbish grove or planning windbreak give us a call for that to really if you're a young farmer, just starting out wanting to build your first livestock barn or an established farmer looking to grow we're here to help all of our services are available at no charge completely confidential We come right out to the farm and sit. Down with the farmer and his family, and really help them develop a plan to take them forward and and meet their next goals, and that's going to be critical in the weeks and months ahead with a lot of the damage where we're seeing to facilities in structures. So how can we find out more from you guys? Brian the best ways to give us a call at eight, hundred, nine, three, two, two, four, three, six, or you can also find us online at support farmers, dot Com Brian Wattisham the. Support Iowa's farmers are host during the big show. Today's big. Thank you to those folks. We're GONNA be talking with them again coming up here right now though let's get market analysis Palm Usman telephone line with. Paul I kinda fly fifty thousand feet and give me feel for what's going on corn and soybeans today. Hey good afternoon guys. Thanks perhaps heart goes out for all those guys got damage always had a couple of extra bulldozers or cranes I could help you, but let's talk markets. This is a big week for really a big week for grains. Especially tomorrow we've got USDA is going to give us a new set of numbers and then on Saturday we're going to have our first face to face talk with the US and. The Chinese delegation on what's been happening here last six months or trade deal. So it is a big week for grain corn's kind of stay in steady right now in preparation for tomorrow's numbers released by the USDA same soybeans, everyone's trying to position to try to get in front of what could be a real good real good surprise or or a real big dud from USDA tomorrow. Of course no one knows. Hey Policy India did yesterday's storms maybe render some of these numbers are a little less important just given the number of acres impacted or is it too early to tell on that? Yeah. I think it's too early to tell the headline this week unfortunate for those folks that they get damaged the big headline will be Usda and what they put out here it'll be a couple of weeks before the damage can be assessed and then what impact that would have on the balance sheet and crop conditions and and what crop was damaged and and Kenneth. Still be harvest. So I think we're a few weeks away from the market actually react in a in a favorable or non favorably there, but they're gonNA focus here on tomorrow is this as I look at the twenty one crop and it's a different set of reporting data. It's survey based on satellite. So in years past we've had twenty, four, twenty, five, hundred. USDA employees out there doing fill plots where you get ear weights and staying counts and all that good stuff. It's different this year without those folks because of their concerns from pandemic, we're going to do this through surveys and satellite so so What it changes and how the data collection moves. The market is gonNA be something new this year where you can't compare this report the previous year. So big big guesses out there on on what USDA in these surveys are gonNA show us tomorrow. Well. Paul we're going to be checking in with you again towards the end of the program and maybe get some targets moving forward and some pricing moving forward and How can we get the phone hold of the folks that I? Can grab us eight, six, six, we head. Eight six, six, we had thanks Paul talking a little bit they. Met Paul Mossman joining us as we kick off this half hour the big show time for Andy three big things being brought to you by. Swiping Association and supported by the soybean checkoff. To look at the numbers. Now, these are free storm, of course, probably maybe a little different now, but it's worth noting that weekly crop condition. report. out yesterday afternoon in the middle of the storm from USDA continues to show some weakness condition fell to sixty nine percent good day one soybeans were ninety four percents blooming are beyond four days ahead of average. Yeah. That's the boss Greg tests and doing the report this week force he says sleeping condition rated seventy percent good excellent. That is a bit of a decline also nationally the numbers seventy one percent good to excellent seventy, four percents so it'd be. An increase as far as hey goes second cutting ninety four percent complete five days ahead last year and right at the five day average. Genuine to find problems in the United States International Trade Commission has determined cheap, fertilizer. Imports. Fertilizer products the commission says that the third fertilizers imported from. Morocco and Russia are allegedly subsidized by their own governments as a result. US Department of Commerce will continue with its countervailing duty investigations, which could lead to import duties on the fertilizers. Farm State senators disagree with the investigation in a letter to the Department of Commerce last week a group of senators. wrote that quote US farmers depend on affordable phosphate fertilizers to produce a variety of crops adding that it's especially important during the downturn in the economy to avoid imposing unnecessary duties that will limit supply and race the cost. Unspeakable damage. Indescribable to look at some of the pictures which are available on social media at big show farm and out on the big show website a large area. In fact, over seven hundred miles this ratio Lasting for fourteen hour I'm hearing some pretty severe damage as stretching all the way from early Jefferson Iowa Out West Steph and two parts of Illinois Acre Summers obviously not known yet but I think we can be close to. Seven eight nine acres of leased or laid over right now, Shimmy hockey one of our expert market analysts. 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A lot of conversations with farmers about what the hope is for the rest of the season what our expectations is for for or what our expectations are per standing back up or not as far as the corn goes and then what to expect maybe for harvest. So. So we're, we're in bad shape at this point. Generally speaking a word, a time of the year I think aren't we Meghan where this car has very, very little time to recover. Yeah. Most of the corn was that are four or dose stage some of it and the drought areas even starting to dench already and and so they're. Really. Focused on Greenville at this point, the corn, his reached its maximum height and and there isn't a lot of time for it to recover, and in some cases you know the stocks that if pinched over it's just it's not going to recover at this point wouldn't recover anyway So time will tell whether any of it stands back up but I've just been looking at more and more of it. You thinking there's not a lot of his neck that it can do. Will. It's still try to see would still try to stand back up even though it's done growing. Some of it will right. It's GonNa try and find sunlight. So you'll see some you may see some of the plants start to try to curb back up for the Sun and I'm hopeful that we'll see some of it though I don't know how much that's really GonNa help with harvest and in some of these fields where you know it's the base of the stock is over a row or row in half in some cases it's top of it stands back up I I don't know how much good that's GonNa do but if we can get the ears off the ground I, think that'll really help when it comes to. Getting to dry down this fall, getting off the ground and perhaps getting it away from something that might. You know 'cause Iraq or other potential issues picking them up out of the soil is there's not gonna be any good for anybody. No I remember a little bit of that in two thousand. I was still in high school when that storm came through I think it was even a little bit later on that the blew him over, and that was a really long harvest. When could be as well we'll talk some to if you can hang on here with a circle minutes Meghan about finishing from here because even if it's not knocked over, it might be some some shattered leaves torn or tattered leaves, and we can talk about the impact on soy beans as well after this. I'll say. It unprecedented. Hurricane like storm. That tore through seven hundred miles of the prime corn and soybean growing areas of the United States. South Dakota on through Iowa all the way over into White Megan. Edison with Iowa state is giving. From field. and. More coming up straight ahead here on the show. And A comment maybe victor share them to us on a pioneer seeds text line five, one, five, nine, nine, nine, fifty, four, ninety-one. That's nine, five, four, nine, one. All up fifty five on the big show clock by one of the big show Andy. Peterson is well, Bryan wanting ham with the coalition sport. Iowa's farmers is with us in our sponsor for the day to day. Brian you mentioned There's GonNa be some rebuild might be some of new barnes, things like that. How can we get a hold of you guys? So you can help us out give us a call at eight, hundred, nine, three, two. Two four, three six or look up online at support farmers dot com support farmers, dot com. That's where to go. These are the folks with the answers. Well, let's talk crop conditions and Megan Anderson State on the telephone line with us our agronomist with I was state Megan. We talked a little bit about corn and let's talk about soybeans now soybeans out there as well. Talk about what you're seeing soybeans and what the recovery process might be there. Yeah. So the so I know today I think. They look a lot better than they did yesterday when I was out kind of driving around trying to get home but it seems like most of them have operated themselves, they were just kind of leaning over So hopefully, that's a good sign and that the soybeans will not have nearly as many issues as as the corn will at. They look at least mostly. Okay. Today and I think they're still enough time that that they're going to it. We get back up mostly whereas the corn Things with much tougher for that. Much? Concern Meghan about shredded leaves into corn that's still standing, and then all the sudden bean plants because you know hundred mile an hour winds is pretty tough on any kind of leave. Yeah, it's true. It is really tough on the lease, but I mean I think the good thing for the soybeans is at least they've done a lot of below that that plant so rely on to help bill the corn. Plants. Yeah there. There are some plants that are still standing that there's not much more on the stock than than the ear and You know as I'm driving right now I'm seeing more that that do have some intact but yeah, any of those leaks that are shredded as long as they're still green, right they still have the ability to synthesize but any of this stuff that's Kinda laying on the ground and leaves the yearly and above or really important for filling that grain. and. So if they're you know covered up by other plans and laying on the groom not able to capture sunlight they are certainly not going to be filling as well as the they were. You know a couple of days ago. So. Then is that an insurable event Megan or how does that work? Well, I. I'm not an expert in crop insurance by any means that I would certainly be contacted by cropping to Asia after. An event like this. I've I've talked to several people wondering whether not been able to Harvard. Be Able to pick some of the stuff off the ground but I would certainly getting contact with prophecy they'll help you with the next step. Thanks Megan. We'll talk again soon Meghani Anderson University essentially groundlessly Central Iowa? Imia. Target Zone for storms here on the big. Live from the Hi Vee Studios. This is newsradio ten, forty, W., H. O.. Twelve twelve on the big show clock by one of the big show today Post Dhiraj showed day. The Ratio Day here in the state of Iowa, we're going to talk more about crop conditions prop damage symphony damaged about ten million acres in Iowa impacted. That is one third of the cropping area in the state those numbers come to us from the Iowa Department of Agriculture Britingham Ham, coalition support, Iowa's farmers sitting in with US Brian. We're going to check with the folks from the North Ffa. We understand they had some damage on greenhouse up there that the FFA kids are using. So we'LL BE checking in with Jessica and group coming up but I WANNA get outline that we've had some damage its life facilities might mean some rebuilding. Might meet some concerns that you folks can help out with. So how can we get a hold of you? Yeah. Give us a call. If you got questions about doing a rebuild or need to shift some stuff around on the farm eight, hundred, nine, three, two, two, four, three, six, or find us online at support farmers dot com support farmers dot com with us during the Great Iowa State Fair, and we are going. To be at the State Fair, special edition, coming up looking at some youth livestock courtesy of the Iowa Farm. Bureau thanks to those folks as well and they have a cool game going online as well an by the way to tractor projects we would love to see your tractor projects. You send a picture you can put a picture up on the website and the folks from Titan tire have some very special things for. A group FFA chapters out there we'd like to see your tractors. So go to either the WHO radio or w MT Radio Website and you can upload your tractor project. You normally would have been showing at the Great State Fair, you have done the work on it. Now, we want to see some of that shine on that steel out there Andy, we have with us right now. A fellow we WANNA talk from Golden Harvest I believe Ron buyer on the line with us. Yeah. That's right. Golden Harvest Agronomist as they've got field days remotely virtually coming up, and of course, the first thing we're going to start with the Ron we appreciate your time on the big show today What do you see in damage who is out there? at the present time, I'm actually just north of the Denison area looking at some fields over here that did receive some wind damage but for the most part, the territory that I cover actually was unscathed. So we were lucky enough to kind of stay north of the front, but it does not seem that there are a lot of other people that were that fortunate. Now a pretty big area unfortunately that the hit pretty hard You folks has some some what virtual feel days coming up here with the covid nineteen th sounds like things will be a little different but you still want to get that message out what can you tell us about that? Well, as always I know that our first choice whether it'd be in the fields but with covid nineteen precautions, we need to be a little bit more on the on the precautionary side. So this past week my counterpart night actually performed a virtual field day to a number of people there in north. West Iowa and we thought it went very very well some of the topics that we covered. We're corner route where management and other factors that actually did affect some of the yields even starting from the Lai the point that we did not have very even stand right from the start. So we've got some more of these virtual field as coming back up. If you are interested in in attending some of these, we've got the next one coming up on August the eighteenth starting at seven pm, and that is going to be hosted by Golden Harvest Agronomist Adam, Meyer, that is southeastern. Minnesota and northeastern Iowa farmers and then shortly after. That we've got another one that will be held on August twenty seventh at seven am, and that is for the eastern Iowa Group, and that is going to be held by a Golden Harvest Ground Rich Lee. So if you are interested, you can certainly sign up register for these field as you can go to www dot golden harvest field as dot. com. Yeah Rodney. You make an interesting point there to this growing season We we're all hopeful that the weather would cooperate for planting and by and large it did. But that was Kinda where it stopped cooperating from the emerging problems mentioned route were misuse. Now, the weather problems, the storms, it's been one thing after another since we've got things in decent shape. You know that just seems like it's Any type of year that we have here in Iowa is just one one situation that we need to compound versus another. But for the most part like I, say the vast majority of the growers were able to get their season the ground on a timely basis as compared to the last couple of years We shall see I like I say basically from highway twenty north, the vast majority of the the area that I cover, we've been fortunate so far to. Get some timely rains that I think for the most part, we're going to have a decent crop both corn and soybeans probably not the case now for the people that were affected by yesterday storm and even prior to that a large portion of central and western Iowa that were just avoid of of needed precipitation. So like I say, we'll keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature continues to give us some favorable weather premiere on out and we'll try to make the best of what we've got from the twenty twenty crop. USA, let's say it again around for the virtual field days. Sure. You can register for the event sat www dot golden harvest field days, Dot Com Ron Bayer, golden harvest agronomist with a series a little bit of a crop date and also what are the first to go virtual with the field days That are traditionally held around this time this fall. Here today on the big show, get ready to watch more of what you love with Xfinity X. One like live sports and more. With the XFINITY sports zone looking for more streaming APPS, they're all in one place xfinity X. One is the ultimate entertainment experience. Click all business door today restrictions apply not available in all areas. Today's top stories in agriculture and the analysis you trust this heads the big Joe. Twelve twenty four on the big show plot by winning the big show here and we have just. Picked up a brand new appreciation for nice weather days here especially after yesterday when we had such bad weather moving across the state. So we are celebrating some beautiful weather today recovery weather here in the state of Iowa. Nominally, we're getting ready for the Great Iowa State Fair normally spending some time with the North Pole Kfi kids on behalf of the coalition. Of Support I was farmers Jessica Hiebert is on the telephone line with us right now she is the instructor with the folks from North Polka. FFA takes care of the Avenue of Breeds Jessica. You're on the telephone line today we wanted to be with you but I understand that you and some students are doing some work there around the FFA office. Yeah we all got hit pretty hard yesterday for green. House has the roof ripped off. Our classroom has a tree. Top of the roof. So doing a little bit of work here to try to get things cleaned up. Yeah dog gone. We hate here in about that. So we we missed you at the IRS stayed fair. It has been a long legacy with the North Pole FFA taking care of the Avenue of breeds. It has been just over forty years. Now. I understand you have a couple of young folks standing by there. Do you suppose you could get him on the For me? I do I do have one one. Help them the farm but you have Kinsley here with me who will be an incoming junior. Get Kinsley on the telephone line I. WanNa talk to him. High. Kinsley, how're you doing? Good, how are you? I'm not too bad. What's your last name Kinsley? GAILY. And you're with the North Polk FFA. So tell me a little bit about the Jessica says you're going to be a junior there at all right? Okay. So what are some of the things you're doing? They're getting in preparation for your senior year? FFA Wise. What are some of the project you're working on? Currently. I'm working on I'm training oversaw for. Asian for my essay units year. So trying to really bring together or My experts answer gave me some college stuff. Well how `bout that we have a fella here named Simon Conway and puppy. Jake is one of his favorite foundations to talk about. So we're happy to hear that. Now you say you're training service dog what what does that mean? What does that entail? meeting I I have had this little puppies and she was about not Miekel I'll hovers trade her for a veteran. take your through her life of training and experience until she graduates in about two years. Boy Good for you. Now, do you come from a foreign background? no I was raised in full city, but my family. Both, my parents are raising farm. So. Let me ask you this. How did YOU GET INVOLVED WITH FFA? I got him. Thanks from my brother. He graduated out four years ago and he really liked Mrs. Hebrews class and was like really involved and then it's just been brought me into it. Well. We're certainly glad that he did not do you have any advice for other folks for maybe thinking about it? How can you convince them to get involved with FFA tell them. I honestly them that degrade experience definitely if you're. Not Trying to get out of your comfort zone because I know for myself I was not the best speaker and I hated public speaking through FIFA I was able to really commit would. Well Kinsley thanks for talking to us a little bit. You put Jessica back on there I, want to say hello to her again to. I. Jessica Yu back with me now. Yes. I am. There we go. Well, you got a wonderful young lady there helping you out today and again we we wish we could be with you and we're looking forward to be in the next Great Iowa State Fair. Now have you have the students had a chance to display their their livestock at the county fair levels Well I guess we'll have to wait for the answer to that question coming up we apparently lost just I'll tell you what's happening. We're going in and out of some sell situations with our our cell phone coverage around the state is look at Bob. must've been that tough question. I was grilling her on their young Andrew. I'll tell you what though we have Gabby Glen Nestor standing by and we're going to talk to her coming up here when the big show continues. Twelve thirty five on the big show clock by and the big show Andy Peterson with us as well. Nathan Fisher is with us you to champion seed to bring you updated on markets. Also, thank you to the coalition support Iowa's farmers for hosting our big show programming. Today we're GONNA. Be Talking more markets ahead but right now, I'm GonNa get back on the telephone line with Jessica Hiebert she is the advisor and instructor there. North. Polk FFA and all of and Jessica how come you hung up on me there a minute ago. I to. ME. I'll tell you what here get sean this big shot radio station we're talking on and then you hung up on me. I'm feeling pretty no I'm just fun with you here Jessica I know one of the things having a lot of trouble with right now is cell coverage because we had a big storm moved through and you're an Alderman right now and you say you're working on your greenhouses for the FFA. So what kind of damage did you have there at the school? So it. So the OH. Down Trees but the greenhouse itself, the group is About three quarters of the way blown off I'm damage to our cooling fell the fans the furnace. and then we just have a couple of trees by the building one plane on top. Of our roof though. Well, we certainly appreciate take time to talk to us on the big show here. Now, I I ask you. About the young folks having a chance to show and a lot of times. The FFA is involved with animal agriculture and showing livestock. So did the kids have a chance to show some of those projects here county fair level They did they were given the opportunity. To show both their livestock project as well as their non like dot project. So we're or anything, but they were able to do that this year. Now. You have one young lady there. We just talked to Kinsley. She's working with the puppy. Jake. Foundation and she said she's not You would consider traditional agriculture or far come from a farm background. How many students, Jessica, suppose you is your break there with farm kids versus You know maybe non-farm background kids. I think about seventy, five percent of my kids are actually non-farm kids and I say that with both pound kids in like acreage kids in mind the true farm kids that either have production like docker crop I would say is right around twenty five percent. So. When you're talking to kids to get him to get involved in FFA, what do you tell them about FFA to get these non-farm kids involved? You know we really push the leadership aspect what we do and putting the kids that way and then I bring in. The agriculture and teaching kids about where their food comes from the avenue is a big pool and a big draw for kids to really learn about working with animals and working with the breeders. And just being able to be with them pretty much on a twenty four hour basis for the entire state fairs of the Avenue is really my draw to get kids to learn about what. Farmers do on a on a daily basis. Well, we certainly appreciate you spending some time here. We're going to let you get back there and and get the a classroom, and you're greenhouse put back together. We're sorry to hear about that again Jessica. We sure miss you wish you were seeing you and your whole group of kids here at the Iowa State Fair. We miss you as well. We wish we were there set up ready to welcome back into the. The avenue for another year. Jessica Hieber thanks Jessica Jessica Hebrew talking to cheesy advisor Instructor there with North Polk FFA in Allman Iowa and they also take care for the last what she say forty years the avenue breeds at the Iowa. State Fair. Gabby. With us right now because one of the sponsors that's not quite forty years, but a lot of years with the Avenue Raves the coalition support Iowa's farmers now. Yeah. You guys have something special going on that. We want to talk about because I think the deadlines coming up this week Yes sir, it is. Our annual photo contest is happening again The entries are do this Saturday August fifteenth and you can check out all of the details on how to apply the photo quality that you need to submit and the theme is Iowa. Proud. You can check out all of that on our website support farmers, dot com in. It's on our social we're on facebook instagram and twitter. So all those details are on their way to have a few submissions. So be sure to get your entries in for a chance at a Yeti cooler and some other yeti products as well as gift cards and some see sift swag about that support farmers dot com that's the coalition to support Iowa's farmers Andy we need to find out right now the three big things we need to know. Ratings sowed for Iowa's crop and nationally, of course, these were done before the ratio hit yesterday but worth noting to say the least corn continued and soybeans did as well to slip just to touch in the latest update corn condition fell to sixty nine percent good excellent. Soy beans were ninety four percent blooming or beyond four days ahead of average. That's the boss Greg tests and doing the update for us this week he says beans good to excellent rating seventy percent. That's a little weaker than the prior report nationally seventy one percent of the corn and seventy four percent of the soybeans. Good excellent condition that is a bit of an increase, and you can see the numbers out on the big show website. Continuing to receive unsolicited seeds here in the US and in the state of Iowa we're hearing from people now who have gotten a third package in the mail from China in some cases, the packages are empty, but it's extending into Canada's well where officials there are warning residents not to play these unsolicited seats delivered from China. The Canadian Food Inspection Service has received more than seven hundred fifty reports to this point, and they still believe the seats are part of a brushing scam where scammers and unsolicited products to residents, and then write a fake positive review of the product to increase their business. Now, they do say that if you received these see, they're asking Canadian, received the seats to put an a seal bag and drop them off at the regional office. Of course, the I would apartment agriculture is asking you to contact them with any deliveries. The damage done even twenty four hours later in some cases from the ratio that moved seven hundred miles over fourteen hours is doing millions of dollars, worth of damage to property including dwellings and grain bins. Sheds, and also affecting a large cropping air I'm hearing some severe damage as stretching all the way from early Jefferson Iowa. Out, west Steph and two parts of Illinois acres numbers obviously not knowing. Yeah I think we could be close to. Seven eight nine acres of leased laid over right now shaming coal hockey paragon investments one of our mark, an analyst fact, the number, maybe ten million acres according to, I, was secretary of Mike Naggar Lear on the big show just posted another batch of pictures in even seeing it. It's hard to wrap your mind around the amount of damage that was done out on the big. Show website and social media at big show farm. Oh, we continue here with the big show. We're GONNA wrap up with markets will be hearing from Paul. Muslin, with West coming up but Brian wanting ham has been with US Brian with the coalition support. Iowa's farmers are host for the day today and Brian. Of course if you said something weird happened this year, it'd be almost Hard to believe nothing strange has happened so far we had one of the biggest longest and most severe outbreaks of severe weather in the state of Iowa yesterday, and we were going to be visiting with you on the fairgrounds today because there's livestock shows coming up Friday, Saturday this week Friday Saturday next week as well. The kids will be starting to load in on. Thursday but. The fairgrounds had some tree damage and as far as we know that's the only damage and they had asked us to stay off the fairgrounds today. So they get things cleaned up for this weekend show. So they're busily cleaning up the Iowa state fairgrounds but coalition sport I was farmers is there for livestock producers who may have had some damage on their farms as well? You experience damage from this storm or anything like that. Give us a call on whether it's on buildings or groves, trees, or wind breaks. We can come out to the farm visit with you and try to figure out the best way to tackle the problem and Make things right and get your raising livestock again now, Brian who should be calling the the coalition. anyone that's looking to put up their first born or maybe grow an existing farm with livestock can give us a call. All of our services are free and confidential due to the generous support of Iowa's farm commodity groups We come right out to the farm and and listen to what your needs are, what concerns you may have about the project and. Then help you reach those goals and we get a hold of the coalition. 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How `Bout that? That's all coming up over the next couple of months as we focus in on clean water in Iowa start here it starts with you Andy. We have on the telephone line right now to wrap this up Paul Muss Mag. West Commodities Paul We have a USDA report. I WanNa ask you do you think the wind is gonNA come out of some of that report importance with what happened across a lot of the corn and bean bell yesterday. I don't think so I, I i. wish it would have a bigger impact than it did we went up four or five here this morning, and now we're about ready to close and we're going to close like unchanged maybe only a half higher so. Unfortunately it's not having a big impact right now, USDA will take take the cake tomorrow with their numbers. Now. This is all survey based, right? Paul. So it's a little different than in the past it survey farmer based survey, and then also satellite analysis from those folks. So it is quite a bit different in the past and really it's a it's a guessing game. Now through harvest on what that final yield will be. Interesting thing is gentleman. You know three months ago we were guessing was a at one hundred and fifty bushel crop. Potential or one ninety well now that range is much much tighter average guests right now is seventy eight, topside eighty, three, one, eighty, three. So we've only got five Bushel guests in both of those guests is from the low and the high side are very top into the range just add a tremendous amount of corn potentially a fifteen point one, fifteen, point two, billion, Bushel grab coming out of share this fall so that. That's a lot of pressure. Yeah wouldn't be the largest ever, but it'd be certainly up there. Yeah Let's talk a little livestock here Paul. We're seeing some strength in the cattle trade today and a little weakness pork lies the yeah you're right on one hand you're talking about six or ten year lows on corn depending on what you're looking at. But now you're looking at six month is in Seattle. So we've got a demand structure on on the meat side. That's pretty phenomenal. What we've seen in cash meet both in the beef and in the in the hog market really really good strength that's that's being driven by a weaker dollar and. Strong exports we need those to continue, but also a good demand here at home you know folks were running out of meat here three months ago on the shelves and they remember that. So there's still some places that are that are looking and Kinda running some just in time inventory. So we've got very very strong meet specials and good demands. So there's a there's a huge positive impact on the livestock side on what's happening now. 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Ep. 2,930: Gilbert Melendez and Danny Castillo

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Ep. 2,930: Gilbert Melendez and Danny Castillo

"Uh-huh. Tightness on Sirius XM. My took nations Todd role baby on AmEx junkie radio with gorgeous Georgia. And this is what we do. We do it baby. We. Covering M may from all over the world. This is the premier stop for all combat sports needs. And that may junkie radio the only show broadcasting live from the Mandalay bay resort and casino in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. The lights are on and the Mike, sir heart. It's time to get your MA fix junkies. Take it away. Big John gorgeous. George goes. Are you ready junkie bigoted or? From the capital of the world inside the beautiful Mandalay bay racist sportsbook. You are listening to ever made junkie radio show. The only show the matters host gorgeous George MS always is decent, dastardly goes, our east co host back east producing. It's jail, Rego's Giles in the house. All right, talented us has he said we better have a good show today. All right. Well, we got a lot of pitchers in our bullpen, man. I mean obviously our ace on the staff is jumbo Josh. But as of late you've heard from Gabby. She's Gabby Lous. You've heard from Andre the giant and this'll be a new fella Gile, so welcome jail. And we, we have a fun show here lined up for today. It's Thursday, may thirtieth and we going to be talking to few guests. Let me line them up for you at eight forty pm eastern five forty Pacific, Kevin tiller PF L, heavyweight danika steal the head coach of team alpha male. Stop by at nine pm. AM eastern six PM Pacific. And then we added somebody goes late Gilbert. Melendez thought. Yeah. I learned my lesson yesterday. Did you? Yeah. All right. Normally when you add someone you text us. So I don't usually look at that last updated one, especially after the rundown on it. And I got burned the other day. Now look at it. Yup. Gilbert, Melendez also from the mean streets of San we sent Anas bread, a lot of tough Hombres day. Well, you got your Lendus. Yeah. And who else just go along with and go? Yeah. We got to live up to this whole San Orange County has but yeah, I mean it's not anybody. They would know. Tito ortiz. Technically is from Santa Anna, and he moved Huntington beach to get away from gang member talked about that, that shooting happened over there by spanky? Isn't that what it was called on harbor allegedly? Yeah. Well, that's what they say. I'm sure you've wanted in there once or twice. Also, Eddie Bravo was originally from Santa Anna irresolute, Santa, Ana, hi. And then I think he moved to Santiago which is kinda like border grove, you know, who else eventually move to LA. Let's le- Smith. Yeah. Mccall mccall. There's a lot of people that are from the mean streets of Santa, Ana California. So it'll be great when we left, the with Gilbert, of course. Yeah, I agree. Also, we discussing the latest news in mixed martial arts. And of course, we start looking forward to some of the big events happening this summer. I already getting. I know fight we officially Monday it starts on Monday. So next Monday, I'll come in and go it's fight week folks because you see two thirty eight is happening in Chicago on June eighth. So a week from the Saturday and but I'm already getting pumped up for it. And I think it was just that week off a little bit of, you know, the U of C and bell tower and everybody just kinda relaxing for a few weeks. And so now I'm getting some wind in my sail. Hey, congratulations. To RJ Clifford. He announced he's gonna be daddy. Nice cool, congratulations. Yeah. And related congrats to Luke Thomas as well him and his wife had a kid, I guess about two weeks ago. Yeah. So congratulations. The fight nation channel fifty six family keeps growing on my way. End goes talking to Woody. One of them bangers from Santa Anna. He had a son Logan in the car. His son Logan, and his his favorite receiver Maliki. I've seen these guys play on the football field on stoppable. These guys, they know what's up, and I re- I mean, like literally if you go to a game, they're gonna hook up for at least three TV's it's really, really fun to watch. They have good chemistry on the phone. They must've said combined. Three and a half words to me, the whole time I was on phone literally about twenty five minutes drive in here. So one of them was, like George was just hi. What's up? And then there was a sup. So there's the half. Okay. And then there was a later in a later. Wow. And that was it. Yeah. So the next time I see Logan. There's not much I can do to the kid now. He's like six three pie two hundred. So this is my last run all right at actually being able to physically, like, you know, put him like in a in a headlock or something Nogi annulled. That's my godson given like that. Uncle Nogi you know, because one of those times when I do it he's just pretty pretty much. Just I think gravity price stickers leg out. I'll be doing a backflip into the pool or something like that some judo toss. Oh, sorry. I didn't know how strong was because the boy just keeps growing. I mean he's gonna be like. Brady esque in my opinion like Rothlisberger by that. I mean this by that. I mean six five six is my guess? Okay, just because I can tell how big brothers have grown. He's headed in that same direction. Yeah. But I man, I gotta we gotta figure something out with these younger generation, the roughhouse. So here's what you do. All right show up within and out everybody got into now, give his burger smush it a little bit go. Hey, man. Sorry, excellently sat on yours. Have you seen these savages eat? They don't care, man. They as long as there's two patties and every has kryptonite onions, pickles, whatever you're saying, maybe the figure out if he's an onion guy, but you gotta give them a subtle, wink one where he's kind of like, was he winking was he not so that he knows message will set you don't understand goes. When I go, visit this family. And I walked through the door. Maybe not Logan as much his two older. Brothers are really close in age, Marcus. Lucas when I walk through the door, I felt like RIC flair you might as well put that music on the throne because these kids would run. You were like sandwich, Joe. Or do you know what I mean? And the wife who's Mike commodity Trina she'd be making dinner, would you would be doing some boasting, his office. And I would kind of have those plights that you and Johnson used to have always Johnson and just rough housing and have a ton of. Now when I go in there just get ahead non from the from the three week or so. So I don't know. Maybe these these ad they turned into these athletes that are now. So exceptional do. Well, I don't know about all that. But I think they're they're so exceptional what they do. It's like it's that cool vibe, you know, less less is better. Uh-huh. So, but I I'm gonna figure them out. You watch. I'm gonna figure them out. One day, we'll be having conversations and looking back jail. What's your how old are you twenty four twenty four? So this is the same pool. You're talking about right? Same great dunno. Well off more coming from the fifteen sixteen or to cut from the same cloth, giant generation, maybe jails, younger kids are pretty weird. I'm not gonna do kinda fifty. You look at the generation ahead of you and think you're kind of weird. I did that one hundred percent. So how does George crack cookie? Man a lot. The kids love the dances, these days, you might have to beat him. Well, I got I got a really bad. Right. And you know dancing on my part to dab you're definitely going to get it. I can only do the pogo my left leg straight up and down. But there's, there's rain like Lisa turtle, the sprain, like Lisa turtle. Yeah about it for me now. But I'm gonna I'm gonna crack the code you watch. Maybe, maybe that's what I need to do is show with Minna now and we're just not gonna older. I think that's what it is. We're just not cool. I need more flavor to the young guys. But you know what? It's already may we're turning. The page is gonna be June. And guess what like literally because now the high school start like in August. So I this all our when I was when I was in high school. Monday was Memorial Day and Tuesday you went to school right in that Friday. There was a game. That means the football players were already like camping from, like August. I showed up in September of last year. And I said, come on, let's start off great season. I think we're, we're at orange Lutheran or high school in San Juan Capistrano, and they're like, man, we're like two and one three zero or whatever we're like what the season starts literally like an early I some of the schools have just toward the start a little bit early. And then the last game was like an October, like Halloween. Yeah. So remember the varsity will continue because they have their plows. But like freshman and sophomore, the oh, wait a minute. Logan. Logan's actually on varsity now. So never mind. So now that can be an extended season especially if he gets to the mile. Yeah, your, your school wasn't a football powerhouse. Although I will say this goes, I don't think you know this. But the years that I went saddleback one, a CF title, the went to mater, dei. Yeah. Maybe to a lot of those players came from the Santa Santana mighty mite Redskins. In fact, Santa high school also wanna see I title meeting street, so a lot of those kids, just went to different schools, and, and they had like they had a good run. We should ask Gilbert about that. Because he's gone back to Santa college a lot. They worship them. They're Santa college high school. Sorry. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We will. He'll be on, you know, later on in the show. But anyhow, it was fun doing a little memory lane with the guys there. What with Woody, he's the one that actually kept the conversation going with me? All right. So did you hear my Jessica Andrews? Yeah. I'm point. So two days ago, she poses in the nude wither championship belt. She defeated rose NAMA if weeks ago and you know, she's just living it up, which champion should do, and she had a provocative picture of her wearing the belt, the, the proper areas were covered up and everything. But, you know, it got tweeted, and re tweeted, and that's fine man. She's just living it up. That's fine. And so when I saw her name again on the front page junkie. I was like, what you do now. The POS or what she got held up and gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro Brazil her and her fiance, or wife. Yeah. Yeah. And so let me tell you something. I've been to real many times, and there's an area called Nita ROY which is you cross a bridge, and it's kinda like peninsula. I guess a little bit. And so it's not far from Rio de Janeiro at all your where you're talking like thirty minutes. Niteroi is pretty nice to Roy's pretty neat. Actually, that's Ricardo Ronas is from. And but apparently she was driving, and they were in the car and couple guys came up with the guns and took the car. Took the wallet took some credit cards. They took her passport. She was was coming to the United States tones in a few weeks and say what I say they took the phones the phones as well. And so, luckily, nobody was hurt her and her wife are fine. They're all good. I'm sure they're shaking up. Although who knows with fighters. I mean a gun a whole different animal. But you know what I mean like they fighters. Brad a little bit differently man, but still who wants that to happen. You know what I mean? I'm sure she's shaking up one way or another. I guess they've already Tian Gocha Okamoto's their manager and junkie was able to get some quotes. And apparently, they're they're doing fine. But they just had to spend the whole day, canceling credit cards, and I guess we'll have to figure out this whole this whole passport deal. You and Jon, Jon Morgan have both said that you just you feel safe when you're there. But I've heard way too many stories of things of this level with good. Soccer players to have been held at gunpoint like that. I don't know that I'm I'm really wanting to go to Rio. How many stories have you heard? Okay. Roberto Carlos was one think Rinaldo, the federal new believe he was held up to just drudge. Our buddy, that comes in every once in a, while the manager, he's told like four or five Horth stories now. He's told one. The worst one the I mean, I've heard them pretty bad on their cousin has told us some it just seems like too many bad things happen. Right. Okay. So my point is this. You've probably heard ten stories is that fair shogun who get assaulted? And this is over the course of ten years. So that's really like one bad thing per day. Now granted the people, we know but expect like at eleven PM put on the local laws biggest news and watch what you hear there too. I mean just bad stuff kind of happens everywhere. And that's why Jessica went out of a way to say I'm not moving. I'm staying here. You know, but it's just that when we talked to people. Yeah, I guess that's one of the things that's gonna come up, you know, about Rio de Janeiro that, you know, especially we start off, if we lead them in the questioning. Hey is it dangerous? I mean they're going to tell you there, certain parts, where it is. But going back to, I guess. What you were asking when I've been there. I guess I have my head on swivel it helps that I have our cousin there. He's kind of alerted smart alerted to a little bit as well. And. You know, we, we usually like in c for areas couple times, especially the first trip, I remember being in areas where that something bad could happen. I did see a couple of kids run by some tourist once and just boom, Yankee chain and run. And the guys were like in flip flops, you know, typical Gringo Hawaiian shirt, flipflops Ewing. A catch some kid, you know what I mean? He was gone to at least launch that flip-flop though. Yeah. I guess. Right. So, you know, it's, it's I don't think it's like any other city, I realize, narrow has, like ten million ten million people, and it's not doesn't feel like anything different from like LA or Las Vegas to me. All right. We got a quick break. You're listening to MA junk radio on fire nation channel one fifty six day close will be right back. We'll be talking about some of these fight announcements that have been announced by the UC and bell tour. Put excellence in excitement in your Vitamix and ice. And you get 'em a junkie radio. Tonight at nine eastern, it's game one of the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto. Raptors the warriors. Call is on NBA radio series two seven next time. Eighty six th Ronald call is on channel one sixty seven the national feed is on channel eighty plus the NBA finals are streaming on your phone at home on Sirius XM connected devices, and speakers here, the some go Toronto dishonest playing right now. We'd be playing if trae from boys in the hood was studying for math exam and spot on, and he like skip the few days. He's got cram. Yeah, this would be playing. He's drinking coke or some we're almost twenty minutes into the show you yet to say anything about the shirt, I'm wearing. Oh, from Galle cool. I'm a long time, Lakers of shirts. I, I was going to wear my whole in jersey forgot when boss. Yeah. And then the other day you had to wear mine, you are on top of Gilbert, Melendez shirt as well. But I figured this was on the phone and he's fighting in Las Vegas. So when he comes on make sure to rocket. I in fact, I think Jason lanky got that for me as a gift and the other day I was kind of, you know how you notice that I've kind of been moving stuff around. I saw Lehigh valley shirt so tribute to Sam all jam this lonely is a gift from Galle from Toronto. And when he gave it to me, I just remember going. Yeah. You know, like what else thinking boy, I couldn't be a bigger Lakers fan. And I just didn't know when I would rock, raptors t shirt, but I I'm feeling them those guys man like us want to Golden State tilles don't you? Well, that too, I want Golden State to lose, but that's city looks like like they're hungry for a title and they deserve. That's right. I'll worry the gift that galley gave me it's not going to give any better than today. 'cause you know, g stay gets up to like to nothing lead. What am I gonna do game three down to where it speaking of the NBA, Rick Mahorn will join us tomorrow? That's right. Rik mo- warn from former bad boy, from why still a bad boy. But the Detroit Pistons back in the eighties there called the bad boys building beer, Rick Mahorn, Dennis Rodman, and Rick Mahorn will be. On the show tomorrow. So we can talk a little bit about the NBA finals would have been cool. Part would have been cool. What's billing beers here every day? Business. Yeah. He knows the thing to fighting. He's thrown some. Yeah. All right, listen, yesterday's news. We got a chance to talk about it real quick. She's one of the biggest names in the sport. And that's Chris cyborg. Chris, I Borg is back. She's going to be fighting Felicia Spencer at you have to forty on July twenty seven this is the co main event on that fight card up in Edmonton Alberta Canada, the main event is max Holloway versus Frankie Edgar. So I thought that was a great addition to the card because Felicia looked great against Megan Anderson. She called out Kris recess back. Fully Chris was anxious, she's been wanting to fight she hasn't fought much lately. And now we got her Soza fight, you see how you see how it works, folks. You see how it is younger fighters. You ask for something, and there's a good chance you may get it, if it lines up Felicia Spencer, going into the Megan Anderson, fight, if she were to say prior to that fight, I'm gonna fight Megan beat her, and they take on Chris right away. They slow down slow down. And so you got Megan Anderson, the former Invicta champion in front of you. You know. And then you want. I mean, but then all of a sudden she goes out there performs looks great when she's talking. We're all listening and that's what was what happened in twenty four hours from the time, when, you know, before she walked into that octagon to when she got the job done to all of a sudden doing the caller made a little bit more sense that little platform, you have after a fight is so important to be fair, though divisions not that deep, right? I mean, there weren't that many options careful who you call out, though, because Chris cyborg. She didn't have many combat losses right in combat sports. She definitely don't have them back the back. So if you would be nervous about a regular Chris, I work match. I would be extra nervous about her coming over loss. Oh, yeah. Trust me, make no mistake. It's a hungry lion. Yeah. We have some audio from tonight. And this is me take one of the hosts former UFC and strikeforce bantamweight champ. She chimes in on this topic against Seibert, who has some serious experience, who is going to be more motivated than ever. If I if I could say anything about cyborg, you know, getting a loss. I think she. Is going to be looking to make a statement why she deserves that rematch. You know, she's pissed that she's not getting the rematch. So she's gonna take it out on Felicia Spencer, what else can I say, you know who else is there one forty five really nobody? So I guess this is the fight to make. I just. Be careful. Yeah. That goes back to be careful careful what you wish for, you know. And if flea proves me wrong, I will happily eat my words right now saying that I just don't think this is a good matchup for her. Allow me to ask you questions. What do you think would do more for full each dispenser hanging there? What cyborg? Obviously beating her would be the best scenario, but hanging there and a good fight with cyborg, but lose or just beat a lesser opponent victory. I think losing the cyborg, what I'm trying to say, is it took a lot of guts to take this type of matchup. And I don't know that a lot of people would have done it. But I think in the long run, it's actually going to work out for. All right. So let me ask you this. When would you wanna fight cyborg when she's been fighting continuously for the last few years, or one fight in the last sixteen months coming off a loss continuously really, because I'm just hope that she's burnt out. I'm going to hope that. She's taking me lately, point. All right. But coming off of a lawful. Oh, she's going to be hungry. How now for sure. But there's a lot of fighters. Also come off with doubts, and I guess more than anything else. Get into the ring rest part. But Felisa has a big payoff. There's a lot of reward for the risk, she's taking. Yeah. She could go out there and just get mopped up. That's what Chris does. But imagine if police can catcher to take out, Megan and cyborg, right away. I mean, those are two skins on your wall. And then you what do you got, man? I mean reward Amanda Nunez diseases is now going to pretty much have to fight you or concentrate, just on bantamweight and give up that belt. You know what I mean? It's a horrible world to have to defeat. Chris cyborg to get a title fight to have to fight a champion. When is our world existed? That is a nightmare. You're telling me my reward after I beat. Chris, I work to fight. Amanda noon is next on. Oh, well that's that's the fight game pretty much. But at least I didn't have to tell you, you gotta fight eight. You gotta fight beat. You gotta fight. See you gotta you gotta fight. E N, F, G O, and then Chris cyborg, followed by men. And that's how it is another division other business. Oh, stack that you got. Go through a gauntlet, the ladies divisions. Some of them are rather shallow. And so you can have these big fights right away. I the way she earned it. She seven to know. And she'd beat a quality opponent in Megan. Anderson couple of other fight bookings here. Andre feely we fighting shame and mariah's at UC Sacramento. That take that takes place on July thirteenth. All right by the weights. I've seen them both exciting fighters styles on fight to watch. But unfortunately, the common fan will be like hill. I've heard of feely who's the other guy. You know what I mean feelies out of the team, alpha male squad, and they're basing Sacramento. So that, that booking make sense, shame and came to find the last night. Yeah. Charlie ward. And Justin Moore has been added to the bell tower London lineup that like bell towards returning to London next month. The you know, those guys are really spread their wings over there in the UK and in Europe, then you also got a Livia OB in Marseilles versus Arman. Sarokin at UC to forty and Edmonton. All right. I mean I know he's the Canadian and I know he's pretty tough seven and four overall sorry in the UCLA four overall secretion is thirteen into overall, but he's Owen one in the read the lineup TD Jay's. Ashley, Evan Smith. Currently lives in Santa, Ana. I don't think we can say she's from there. But I think she technically lives, there, she faces Tyler Santos at UC on ESPN plus fourteen in Yuguang. I think it was boss Rudin said, on yesterday show, how many times have the female fight stolen the show? And he's right. Actually, MRs fun to watch, like you got to look out for some of these cards of despite that we mentioned like same in rice, and Andre feely. That's not probably going to be on the main card. I don't think but it's gonna be fun. It's a great match up. When you think about their styles you wanna hear some bad news now. Know either the TV is injured. He is out of his fight versus Volcan Ozdemir. That's the. Stockholm card that takes place this Saturday. So that's a bummer because those are two solid light heavyweights and. You know that division obviously just needs a little bit of movement. And those are two fighters that have been doing for while Ozdemir's three and three in the fifteen and four all Latifi, seven four new c fourteen and six those two needed it more than anything. But apparently there was a back injury. And that's why Latifi is out that card is headlined by Alexander gust of some he's taken on Anthony Smith, so bomber right. Anthony Smith has got me sold on that fight George. When I turned in my staff picks I was kinda like, feel like Anthony Smith can do it. I'm starting to feel a little bit more confident hearing him speak. Going back to yesterday Aspen lad. I must go back to the ladies for second Aspen, Ladd, and Germaine. Run the me they're going to face off in Sacramento's. Well, Durant means the original UFC, featherweight champion also a policewoman in the Netherlands, and she's facing the undefeated Aspen lad out of Sacramento, quick turnaround for Aspen land Aspen land, just recently got a win. So she's staying busy, and I think this is a good fight for her, and it's in our hometown, so she's young. That's what she needs needs to stay busy. Just keep on keep on going back to Brazil member. The ex champ over there bell tour for the bantamweight at Wahdan. Yeah. He moved up the feather way. Now, he's facing one or two letter at bell or to twenty two in New York, which is coming up here in a couple of weeks. And by the way, that fight card has gotten a little bit of a shift. It turns out ROY McDonald Neiman, Gracie net there now, the main event jail son, and, and the autumn, achieva there now. The combing of it. It should be that way. I get why it was the other way to start. But I think they were right in with the other two are the poster. Oh my God tells on versus the cheetah you see what I'm saying, and then ROY versus Neiman Gracie. I mean that Gracie name still carries weight and Roy's put in his time he's he's a champ. I get it. But if you think about it, yeah. I did make sense because I think it's more we treated, it more like, well, it's a semi final grand prix every time the champ fights. He's actually putting his belt up as well. So it's a title fight, along with being a semi-final grand prix. And once you get past that you're facing Douglas Lima in the finals for one million dollars. So that's a massive, I, especially well for both guys, but especially for Neiman Gracie. He gets to be champ, and he gets the fight for a million dollars in his next fight along with that nice, shiny grand prix belt. So. That could be massive form. Yeah. Yesterday, there was some news there with y'all Romero and the teen. Pullman lawsuit awardee I'm just gonna say casualty he won twenty seven million dollars in damages that just doesn't happen in the spore when we toss around the number like that twenty seven million. What a number two pitcher on a pitching staff makes in, in major league baseball or or LeBron he didn't wanna take the whole max. You know what was that? Twenty seven million is a lot of money, twenty seven point four five million. According to Romero's agent, Abraham kala is what he gets. This is how it broke down. Three million for loss wages, three million for reputable harm three million, four emotional damage. The damage is triple when a company is quote, this is per the New Jersey consumer fraud act. Is found to have committed consumer fraud. Twenty seven million. That's why the nine million was tripled. So you'll Romero his name has been cleared of any wrongdoing from that failed drug test in two thousand sixteen. So do you remember when visiting was teasing them? You know and everybody else's calling him a cheater. He said it was a tainted supplement. He had a lawsuit against gold star performance products. And now he won twenty seven point four five million dollars. Do you know much about gold star that is nuts? No. Okay. Neither. Do I? And the reason I bring that up. I don't wanna be a negative Nancy but I'm hoping because I like you'll Romero and I'm rooting for him here. But I'm hoping this company that will be able to pay him that. Yeah. I'm hoping that they're worth millions men. They just take it on the and go pay that man pay that man his money. Yeah. Because you're right if it's one of those not want to call it a startup company that isn't even worth that, then yeah, they'll close the doors and say, come and get it, even though they know Dan. There's no money to be had. Oh man. I. I'm happy for him. That's all I can say is I'm just happy for the dude. But that is a large sum of money, kind of a lesson for everyone to right? I'm not gonna try and act like we weren't one of these people. But when you see these type of things pop up here, so quick to just judge on that individual and really just have to let things play out pretty much. Yeah. Greg hardy one last thing here. Greg hardy he of the Carolina Panthers Dallas Cowboys and now mixed martial artists, he defeated Dmitry slowly cough on April twenty-seventh Smalley cough is now being cut slowly cough is well, a few fighters kind of went through this cough had a four fight run in the UC. He went one and three. It's just that he looked awful in this fight, even UC president Dana white criticized them. And so now he's gone even be found a way to win that fight. I think people would still be kind of saying, I don't I don't know how long that's gonna last right. Yeah. The. He just needs to who's a bad. They need to trim the roster every so often. And there's just gonna be heads that role if you haven't heard, by the way, even lies the door sixteen in three overall eight and three in the UC he got cut. Just the way it is. All right. Rough take our next break. Its enemy junkie radio fight nation channel one fifty six when we come back, we'll be talking to Kevin tiller PF L heavyweight. He's got a big fight coming up. Exactly a week from today. Champions hall of famers legends. The very best coverage of the fight games right here on Sirius XM fight nation channel one fifty six. If you cross them, they will destroy you just ask three finger Eddie and Pete, the penguin. Who are they, you ask my point? Exactly. They are gorgeous George and goes and this MMA junkie radio. You are listening to ever make junkie radio. Live from the racist sportsbook here at the Mandalay bay resort casino, where elegance and excitements meet on the Las Vegas strip eight seven seven six three two seven thousand four room reservations, fall them on their social media fronts of base. Book, Instagram, Twitter, all of them at Mandalay bay. Let them know the boys from at EMI junkie radio center. That's what you get the best deals, honestly is on their social media. All right. Goes, here's a theme for the summer that is two thousand nineteen through a couple of names your way. And then I'm gonna tell you what they have in common. But I want you to tell me I who you think has the best chance of winning right junior. Santus. He solid, right? He's a former champion for crying out loud. Holly home. My answering one by one to give me give two more. Donald sironi. Or Ricardo lamas. All of those are ranked fighters. All those are arguably top ten some even as high as top three but between the four they're all of those the setup there's no setup. All of these fighters are underdogs in their fights coming up. But one of them were having on the Morrow for knowing say the other guy. So of the other three are just go thing man to Santo and Sironi Surani look good in his last fight against ally. Quinta said I got my ass kicked junior, psalms a former chambers so Holly home, yet, they're all pretty big underdogs, but they're all in big fight against Francis in Ghana. Amanda, Nunez and Tony Ferguson respectively. Holly home has been in one of the most horrifying situations you could ever been in combat sports. Ronda Rousey was unbeatable. She was thrusted into that fight, and she overcame, what was probably the largest mountain, you would have to climb. She's done at once before. So I want to lean with her. But a mentally going to go with Donald Sironi. Do you think that the best chance of winning out of those three I think he's peaking right now? He's doing all the right things. He's saying all the right things. He's got only Ferguson. Who is on in the light. We division. True. But he's coming from a very bad situation that he's had. All right. And we hear about what fighters have to go through in the camp to be prepared for a fight. That's without all the distractions. He's had a lot of distractions. So I'm curious to see how he's going to be able to come in here and operate the night of the fight. You back to that Pettus fight, and it was a great victory for Tony. He took some shots took some lumps, Donald can give out some lumps, too. So I'm actually gonna go with Donald Cerrone. But my number two would be highly home of the best chance to win. Yeah. So junior Santus you're not giving them much low. The thing is junior way. Maybe I gotta confuse using junior has the best chance to win or you Sironi as the best chance to win. All right. So you think junior has I think Surani does gone Holly, then I'll go with JD asset for sure. You till the heavy it just because they hit so hard. I'll have to do is just catch a punch somewhere. You know they do hands. I don't know that junior Santos has the speed Francis. In Gon who's got I've never seen a fighter really mix. He reminds me of what Mike Tyson used to do back in the day, and that mixed technique, power and speed and blend them all so well, when Francis throws he throws from angles that you don't even imagine punches coming from and. That's tough. I mean, I don't I don't know that GDS is going to he'd have to strike first, you'd have to come out guns blazing. And I don't know if that's the best game plan. Who who you got being fool? I think the best chance to win out of all those three hundred dollars is junior because. He's a he's got great. Hands is good boxer for being a mixed martial artists. That's one of his strong points, hand, his boxing and the fact that the hit so hard, anything can happen. I feel like with Sironi. Wow. I mean yeah. Of course he's been knocked out before. But that's, that's a dude. You gotta break down or sorry. Ferguson. You gotta break them down. Little by little, and it's like he gets stronger as the fight goes, and then Amana noon is boy, you talk about how great Chris, I Borg is a mand is the one that recently gave her a loss. A man is arguably the greatest of all time in women's remain. So I see that as like, the, the monumental task. Now, that said, Amanda likes to throw hand and Holly home is a former boxing champion. So at least it's kinda more down her. Allie, look, the they're all big names, 'cause they're always in big fights. So this is almost like a, a trick question, because it really not like a slam dunk answer here. Right. It's just a. An opinion that one has to give how we look on breaks. We're good. We're all good on breaks, right? What one of those has got to lose them. Don't you think whenever you have four big fights like that is going to lose of the underdogs? Of the favorites. I believe that one of those four favorites lose and it's not so much what embassy. It's I think it's just the way the way the sport is, it's just the way it is at this level. It's just like it's just like here's an example, walking to the Mandalay bay race and sports book on a Sunday and go okay who the favorites, minus three minus seven minus five minus four blah. Blah, blah, at the end of the day, six hundred dollars will not only cover the wind. Straight up is just unpredictable unpredictable as the NBA whereas the NFL it's really one of those, that's what MA is kinda like. This way, I can put it all right? Tell you what. Let's rearrange a few things here. And let's do the daily debate hitter. Gile. Brothers Garcia seeming recanted green on eighty everybody knows it's duck season product season duck season, whether it's through that's great spelling case. Great gambling. Always bet on black. Red book, reading, pluck, black dummy, even social media Instagram is the Graham Snapchat, the same applies to the biggest stores. Giant floor ever may junkie radio's daily debate. Today's hashtag daily debate for at EMI junkie radio. Sorry. That social media talk, what's your top criteria when peaking a knockout of the month or year. So let me explain here. As media, we often get. These lists from one of our, writers young Mike von we call him. Hey guys, we gotta pick the knock out of the month the submission of the month fight of the month. But this happens on a lot of different websites, a lot of different people run their own polls on Twitter. And I got to thinking this question could apply to anybody fans media, whoever. And I wanted to know what is your top criteria when picking a knockout of the month? Let's just isolate that forget about submission is just worry about knockout, when that when that Email arrives goes in your inbox, and you look at it, and then there's a list of all the different knockouts like this past week. I think we had to pick from member Douglas Lima how he caught. Michael venom page. Well, that was the knockout, but so was rose nominee units getting slammed by Jessica dry. I was another type of a knockout. There's Ramon Daniels. Remember the spinning tornado superman combo whatever the hell you did over in Bel Tor. So here's your choices. Viciousness. The talent of the losing fighter or flashy slash unique. Let me explain a little bit vicious is self explanatory. The town of losing fighter by that is, well, who do knock out, because if you knocked out a former kickboxing champion hell or boxing champion, you gotta tip your hat to that person, because those are tougher to knockout than someone who's maybe a ground specialists who hasn't developed their hands. And then, of course flashing unique. I think that's pretty self explanatory there is that, that drifting, other that happens to be choice number d of you have another criteria. Throw that one out there? But what do you look for what your top criteria? All right, for me. It's between two of them the talent of the losing fighter because if you go in there, and you KO me who cares, right? Probably KO me at that level. But if you can do that over somebody. That's never been Kayode before or if you're jujitsu guy, and you're killing a knockout artist to me, that means more for me. Between that? And it's between the flashy and unique technique. Flashy and unique as you're probably thinking of your spinning back fists flying knees. Right. Go holy count. You share it on Facebook and Twitter. You're telling your buddies. Can you believe what you see those can be vicious Cao's when they happen? But the fighters also taking a tremendous risk in throwing them because if they don't land, they're usually going to be off balance or put in a bad situation. So you gotta give props to that. But I really think the number one criteria for me is gonna be the talent of the other fighter. The talent of the other fighter. Let me break this down. So if the other guy is just a world class striker that scores a lot of points in your vote, and this person that, that actually killed them if this were Mike Tyson's punch out, and you told me, I knocked out glass Joe coup. So has everybody else. If you told me you're not going out super macho man mister Sandman, Mike Tyson. I'm going really word. That's who you knocked out. All right. What if some guy did a bunch of Cartwheel's all the way across the octagon? And then when he got there, he just went like a little dumb job, and he knocked out a world class boxer. Right. So instead of being that guy going. Oh, would you. Would you be going to the guy that, that did that I'd probably be looking at the guy that got knocked that went to get hit by that? He did a tornado like five hundred twenty. I'm more drawn to viciousness a little bit. Viciousness just. Well, you know, look, I like him all all right. But I think first of all the first thing I look at is actually the, the carcass of. I shouldn't do that. But the body of the fighter been falling. You just look at them. You're like, oh my God. Is he or she going to be all right? And you just hold in your hand over your mouth, because you appreciate the KO, but your instantly think about that other person, their family and their you, you want them to get up. I think I'm always drawn the viciousness a little bit I but you're right. I get it. The viciousness over a flashy fighter is a lot better than the viciousness over somebody's. Never even had their own kale. When Conor McGregor knocked out Josie Aldo. Nobody went, wow. What a crazy counter technique, they all went holy shit. That's josie. Although if those going to be a knockout, here we thought of anything that might be coming from that guy especially that soon. It's the level of the guy. Did it too? I think you have a good point, and it's sucks. Because for once I have junky nation agreeing with me. I'm the top voter where with the voters of forty seven percent, same viciousness, but I really like the Casey presented you came in last, though. Ten percent second to last ten percent talent of the losing fighter. Wow. Forty one percents at flashy and unique two percent said other there's there are some things to other name one enemy territory. Okay. Right. A little bit. Yeah. Thinking about harder was the wind in Brazil, I you show up there and you get a knockout. Let me give a shout out here on a couple of the. Commenters here on the thread, Jaren Alexander at Alexander journey says Ramon Daniels. Knockout is a good representation of the flashy vicious knockout, but Lee Maceio on MVP was surprising because of the level of competition, great point. But in my opinion Daniels wins. Mike, sue at world's worst. Hero says combination of the three with viciousness getting the slight nod over number one. Let's do one more Schmidt. Eighty five at n Schmitz. Eighty five says unexpected or out of nowhere or win fighter one is all but done. But then surprises everyone with the KO that's pretty cool. Do you remember when we'll always point back to this one fight? But when Mercer back got knocked out by Elkins that was. Elkins doesn't have like the cleanest technique of strike, because he's more of a grapplers originally wrestler, but the comeback and the fact that he pulled him out the way did houses, karnal is, you can get when I've been in arena, and I've just seen bond of people like lusting over over somebody getting KO that something, that's something I'll never. Yeah. Was one of the best that one of the best ever, and that's the only loss for, for Mercer Mercedes' awesome. Great great. For Darren Elkins. Yep. All right. There you have it. There's today's debate brought to you by goes in. I. Now, we haven't been able to touch base with Kelvin Toler. So we're gonna maybe try and reroute them to later portion of the show and don't forget, you can always call into the show at any point in time. 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I looked it up and I believe it's two to one one one and I thought before it used to be two three two meaning to home games three away games. They must've switched back or something. Do you have an opinion on which you like better? I like to to one. Yeah. One and them back the other way one. Yeah, yeah, I I don't like it. It's hard to win three games in a row. Even if you're at home. Yeah. I think I like that one better to, to to one. I think the did it was because the travel, sometimes it's just basically starting Toronto good. A Golden State back to Toronto. You're not going cross country for what for them. I know but you know what game to Sunday, the way three days. Usually like Friday Sunday Monday. Wednesday, you know, I don't know Thursday, Saturday Champions League final. Yeah. The top of the hour break coming up here will be gone for sixty seconds. When we come back, we talking Danny steal one of the head coaches out at team alpha male also coming up later in the hour is Gilbert, Melendez. Former strikeforce lightweight champion. Stay close. We'll be back. They were -ducted by aliens in instantly charged for rating all their snacks. They are gorgeous George and goes and this is MMA junkie radio. All right. We're ready. Go now with our first guest or perhaps, not perhaps, they, we should wait a little bit. And just tell everybody about the fact that they're listening to enemy junkie radio Monday through Friday catches eight eastern, five Pacific for two hours, where we discussed mixed martial arts. And yeah, look, I'm sure you've heard us talk a little bit of boxing and pro wrestling, NBA only human, we're only human. That's one and two. Our studio faces the Mandalay bay racing sports book. So we, we have these gigantic screens in front of us. We can't help but stare at them. I'm watching the Minnesota Twins. Although they've been up the bat forever. How is it that they're losing eleven to one to Tampa Bay? I'm watching some tennis ladies tennis over here on the right hand side. And then I see the Golden State Warriors, getting ready to tip against Toronto Raptors. All right. We're ready to go with Danny steel head coaches over at team alpha male, former WC. And you see lightweight. What's up, Danny? How you doing? Welcome back to EMMY junkie radio doing well how you guys doing. Good. Are you stoked about the warriors? You're a nor Cal guy. Right. That's your squad or you Sacramento Kings. We'll. Grew up being a huge fan of Charles Barkley. So I was a Suns fan growing up. But now that I'm a business owner in Sacramento. Like, I'm Sacramento proud so kind of switching my team over the kings. Now. Hey, no. Shame in that. That's a great explanation. Danny did I label you correctly? You're one of the head coaches at team alpha male, right? Nobody's kind of really taken the rain, I guess. Yeah. Yeah. Know we have a bunch of different coaches and we all kind of have different roles as, as a coaching staff. And yeah, I mean, there's not really a head coach. Is it working guys like it that way? Or do you think eventually, you'll go back to having a head coach? I know at one point yet, Ludwig at one point, you had Kampman did you guys like it that way, too. Yeah. Well, I mean when I first started we had master Tong, and he barely spoke English. And yet again, bling problem and the guy was freaking crazy as, as all hell. But everything started to work out. So as far as like head coach is like you know, there's no head coach now. And I think right now what we have is is working. Well, you know, each coach brings something, you know different to, to the team. And, and, and I like it that way, you know, we have Chris Holdsworth who's, who's a ju jitsu wizard and he's probably one of the most, I mean it might have been he probably would have been the best to ever come out a male and, and unfortunately, due to, you know, some injuries he wasn't able to finish his professional career so kinda sucks. But you know just keep pushing forward. He he's a great coach. We also have your favorite who's out, actually coach. And he's a legend himself. He's a hall of Famer, we have joy Rodriguez who's in the mazing. Boxing, coach. He came up under Ray. Woods and Ray woods is Diego. Krause's dad, it just so happens to be one of my favorite boxers of all times. So we have Mike who's also just a student of the game. You know he was a great fighter while he was fighting. And you know he he says a student of the game, and he's always studying. He's got a nasty league. Lark. Game is just a games, great and the standard creams. Great. And you know, altogether were just filling in those holes. And making sure the guys get the best of all worlds. So I have a few other questions here, but I wanted to go off on a little tangent real fast because you brought up somebody's name who goes, and I know very well, because Chris Holdsworth lived in Vegas. We saw fight at tough enough amateurs. So we knew he was a huge prospect, and then he moved to Sacramento, and then his career was cut short like you said, but that was pretty high praise. You said he was destined to maybe one of the best if not the best ever coming out of team alpha male. That's pretty cool to hear that from you. And like I say goes on, I've seen them fight, I think we called his fight, but can you share what the audience just? How special this dude was. Well, I mean, we've had two world champions, go. I mean through world ship is if you, if you, if you kinda, you're ri- that up see champion, and then we had teacher dillashaw toady, no love and all three of those guys and their own are just phenomenal fighters. And, you know, like nothing bad to say about them, you know, athletically, just some of the best fighters I've ever been around with and fortunate to be into be able to share the same mats and the be on the same team. And, and, and Chris just to Chris just different. You know, he's, he's a man when when he was fired new was just crazy. I was just like this guy even smiled, even have fun like he was just so disciplined with his diet so disciplined with this training row. Everything down journal, everything studied he's on YouTube. I'm like Email. Let's go have some fun. They probably going to stay home. And who knows what he did probably watch? Some fuck in Marshall. Who can I guess? You're on Sirius XM, baby, the problem. Oh my bet probably, you know, who knows what he'd do this watching Marcela Garcia watching the greats. And, you know, I it's really good to have them part of the coaching staff because not toss, you know, having him around the there's, you know, between the all the coaches will be able to figure out any problem. Yeah, I knew he was a stud man in the amateur ranks, like I said, we saw up close, and then as a pro obviously, he definitely handled handle himself. He did the reality show and everything. But yeah, the career was cut short. But, but to hear that he grew that much over there with you guys. That's great to hear my man. Yeah. And then you see them, you look at them, you're, like look at this guy, you know, who's this he doesn't he's so unassuming. You know just let's rise regular guy off the street. But you know, he's one of the baddest dudes that ever stem minutes. That's awesome, awesome here. All right, Danny. I want to ask you, some questions here. I know that Twitter is a is a place where there's a lot of hate these questions. Don't come from, you know, like that. You know, I'm also a fan and I wonder things, but I want to that's why we're having you on. So you could set everything straight team alpha, males is kinda had like shift in personnel few fighters of left, coaches of left is right now are you guys like how do you feel about that? Like are you guys in a in a bad spell? And, and a few fights also been lost. You know. So would you say it's just like a bad run, or how's the vibe of the gym, you know, after all that with? Buckholtz went one way, Calvia recently loved, Cody lost the fight to TJ. And then a son Sal, so tell me the vibe of the gym, because historically, this has been a kick ass kick ass team for a long time. So. Who did? I say Pedro. Yeah, I polish Pedro news. I knew this question was coming, you know, and, and, you know, I went back and forth if I was actually going to do this interview, because I know this interviews always about, you know, you're doing your job, you know, you're doing what you what you need to do. But, you know, it's like I knew you're gonna say next question probably going to be about TJ you know, that's just the way it goes. And you know, answer like, you know, buckles left. Yeah. Okay. He left in Cynthia left, they left together. I mean, it wasn't just like one left, one got kicked off the coaching staff, and then the other one falls him. And that's it. Cody, you know, you know, Cody just had just got caught. He's an exciting fire. That's the reason why you guys all tune into in Tizi Cody fight. It doesn't matter who's gonna fight. You're gonna you're gonna follow. You're gonna watch 'cause he's inside crooner. That goes you live. You live by the sword. You die by the sword is Cody still one of the best players on the plant. Yes. Do I believe that? Yes. Do I believe that he'll be a world champion again? Yes. Yes. I really do believe that. And. Yeah, man. I mean I mean what else do you want me to say? Well, here's what happens is sometimes, you know, you go across different forms or different websites or whatever and you see different comments from like, oh, team alpha males done. You know. And are you. What are you trying to ask me? No, no, no. What I'm saying is I can't really ask the question. No, no, no. I'm explaining why I'm asking you the question about just how would you categorize the team like I want you to say, hey, George there's like twenty other dudes? You haven't heard of so right now, it's just it's growing at a different, you know, at a different pace. Our record is fifteen in three, you know, on, on different types of shows because I think a lot of people are, are saying that the team, just hasn't been doing as well, as you know, and I wanted to talk to one of the coaches rather than go on Twitter and assume like what's going on? I'd rather just ask one of the coaches, hey, what's going on with the? Throughout my career with the gene, probably about six or seven, you know, and the fact of the matter is, you know, teams in oh. Teams go through things. You know, and we grow will you lose a fighter you lose a coach. We still grow. It's, it's the same with with life. You know, you have a girlfriend, you know, you lose a girlfriend, you move on. That's the way it is, as far as team like we've got all kinds of guys that are, that are that are doing, well, you know, that the only thing that about the social media and all that bullshit is the only the negative, you know, you don't hear about jock knits. Leaping, Michael Johnson. You don't hear about Andre feely putting on the clinic against Myles jury wanted to fuck in season debt. All you hear is about all that drama and bullshit. And I try to keep myself away from that. And moving forward. We got we got. We got a stack card in Sacramento. We've got seven guys on the card. I saw. That's cool. Guys in one, one girl, you know. And, you know, my, my stress and my focus isn't on any of that. My focus is on making sure we win every one of those fights. And that's what it is the coach, you know, and I've been I've been in the game, the long-term like twelve years, I've been doing with all this stuff the social media, and I understand that. And it's just like I don't know. And it's just it's just it's just super annoying. And then, you know, I go in the practice and be more motivating. And like, you know, the guys read that stuff and the guys the all that negative stuff and then come into the practice and my job is to make sure they know that they're getting the best techniques. And they're still part of one of the best teams on the planet, 'cause regardless doesn't matter. We don't have a builder. Not. It doesn't matter Cody loss to fight. It doesn't matter. Cynthia left doesn't matter of Justin buckles left guys are still trying to come to this. We, we got guys coming from China guy. Is coming from Europe to come train with us on our Mets. We've been one of the best teams on the planet. I mean you may not think that the audience may not think that, but came up mel's. I mean you told me when we haven't had a guide when. Hell. Yeah. You guys are bee's. And you haven't been bee's for a long time. I remember all the way back to WC through you. W C got absorbed. We're going on ten years. So it's literally like about fifteen years of team alpha male being one of the strongest teams out there. Danny. Steele is our guest here on MA junkie radio. He's one of the co head coaches at team, alpha male and let me turn it over to goes here goes, what do you have for Danny steel today, any on the night like that, where you have multiple fighters fighting on one card? You've been on the side as a fighter but on the side as a coach, I would imagine that say, six of them win. But one loses can you still like at the end of at the in the night? When you rest your head down. Does it still like does it feel good that you one more than you laws or does that one loss? Like can drive you crazy as a coach. It's hard to celebrate. When you have six guys riding the high than you have one guy in the lows, you know and, and only because I've been there. I've been on the card where had I believe it was Joseph been videos and Chad them win. And then I came up short. You know, I totally understand, and that, and that's why I feel like I'm one of the better coaches on the planet because I understand that I can connect with these guys for me to be able to celebrate six wins and one loss. You know. Yes. You know, I mean I'm definitely good for the team it good for the morale the team moving onto Monday because that's what it is. You know, it's moving on, like we keep going on. So we have six wins one loss. We move into Monday because they're still twenty guys on the Mets getting ready for fights amateur. You know, on the lower shows all of getting ready for UFC FIS, getting ready for belts, tore fights. You know it's moving forward and Monday, you know coming into the gym, you know, I'm just like we did really well. And these are the things that we did wrong. And these are the things that we need to make make changes on in the gym, and just keep the morale up. And, and that's what it is. You know, like I'm coach. But at the same time, I'm. A motivator also get in there. And, you know, we've had weekends lost three fights. You know, on the Friday, Saturday Sunday, and we've had weekends where we lost. We'll we've won four fights think it was a weekends ago. We had three guys on the combat this card or two guys on the come out this car. We had a guy on the LFM, we had Tyler diamond and we had one kid. Chris Gonzalez, on the Bill our card. We weren't four no five five no. That weekend. We don't hear about that. It's when we lose, that's when we hear about it, and that's my job to go in there and lead the pack in tone that this, how it's going to be. It's always gonna be doesn't matter. When loser draw, we're still going to get this. So it's the other guys to keep it going and to keep the room motivated because we live off each other, we feed off of each other. We work off with each other. Yesterday. We had boss rootin- in studio. We're Georgia's wearing pride shirt and old school pride shirt. And we were talking about we were able to see pride here in America. But we never went to see it in Japan. It was kind of something that we like a bucket list, type thing and mixed martial arts. Switching over to your riot favor. I got to imagine that went a legend like that, retires. There's a lot of people that went, dammit. I wanted to see that guy fight live. And I missed out well now he's back. And now that he's back that flow that's in the gym the new fighters that haven't really been around to train with your eye when he's been getting ready for a fight. What does that do for them? Is that something a little extra cool? A little extra special around the gym for the newcomers. Man, there's, there's definitely a huge buzz in the gym and a new kind of energy because you have a guy who's, I mean, a lot of these guys that grew up watching you're right. You know, a lot of guys like oh, I remember watching your ri- when I was like twelve years old. You know, fifteen years old now here, I am fighting and you know, gracing the Mets with him. And he's just a coach. And now he's, he's gearing up. And he's sparred on Wednesday when is there sparring day geared up and just kind of looking around and everyone's just like I don't I can't explain it. Everyone's just kinda like you know shocked, you know, like what's going on? And then you get in there. And then, you know, they, you could tell that they're not letting loose and all of a sudden, you're righteous nails them, and then they start opening up. That's how it is. You know, you, you play, how it is until your opponent, or to your sparring partner starts hoping you go hard, your sparring partner goes in your. Rise trying to win this fight. So he's starting to get those rounds. And he's trying to get those reps in, you know, I if you're sitting there watching them at all you're gonna get punched in the mouth, and that's what happened on Wednesday. You know, he caught a couple of guys that were just, you know, working footwork, and then all of a sudden, it turned into a fight, and it was fun to watch like it's great to see Araya back on the Mets man. I'm excited for his return. And, you know, I'm very confident in, in his return, and I'm confident the team, I feel like we have the ability to win all those. When did you know he was coming back? You're one of his tight homeys did this decision catch, you off guard, or is this, something that you knew, just by maybe watching him or, you know, maybe he confided in you? I don't know. But did you have a head start on everyone else's far as knowing yet? He's he'll be fighting sometime soon. The crazy thing is inches retired. You know, I mean I retired also and you know, I've taken a break it's been it's been a lot for me. You know, I just needed a break from them needed a break from the stress and the training. I just need my body recover but for him since the day, he retired, I wouldn't say he's training like full out, but he's definitely showed up to, I don't know three of the jitsu practices wasn't really doing a made so to speak, but he was still training. So I had no idea because you know, that's just you're right. You never stopped training those like is hard. It is hard to even know that he was coming back. You know, I just thought it was just your riot junior riot, you know, it instead of run miles he rather role jujitsu, and how fun, so for me. I like to I like to swing kettlebells. I like to run. I like to do all kinds of other stuff, and he's the opposite. So I had no idea. But. As soon as I heard that the Sacramento card was coming. And obviously, you know, we know the cars are coming before the general public knows I had that he was gonna come back. Danny. You're talking about the stressors that come with mixed martial arts and out thinking about it as you were saying, 'cause I was thinking, right, you left the stress of training camps, and the actual fights and wins and losses are a lot of people have success and failures, but not in front of millions of people and you guys have to go through that. But then when you went away from that for a little bit just the fighting career opening businesses are pretty it's the biggest stress can come for most people can you talk a little bit about the difference between the stressors. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's complete completely different if I'd take in L, the studio or, you know, I lose a ton of members or my landlord raises the rare, it's, it's something I can deal with the, you know, like in them and may like it's completely different. Ego in there and you have a fight you fight your heart off you. Find your heart out. It's up to, you know, three judges that, you know, control your destiny and those are three judges that know anything about 'em main, you know, I mean, let's keep it real some of these judges are boxing judges like they have no idea what's going on. So it's im- business. If you have a great business plan anything that I mean, you can kinda deal with the things that come that, that, that come with it, you know, like, you know, I can anticipate, you know, a growth in July because in January because, you know it. The end of the year. Everyone makes these New Year's resolutions, they wanna get fit. So I can -ticipant growth, but I can I can also intimate, you know, the loss of members you know what I mean. It could be upwards to eight percent ten percent of members that came in, in January, that, that I lose being that I've been in business for well, it'd be six years. It's been six years this, this month that I've been business. I kind of see these these types of things number may, you never see types of things. So it's just it's just all different. So completely different completely different. I worked just as hard as I did in the may in the business world and it's not anything easy. It's not because I have a business that doing well that, that I don't have that work is hard. Like I still work hard every day. The only thing is, is I really enjoy what I do. So, you know, the same as if you enjoy what you do. You'll never work, Dane your life. So. That's how I feel and even with the with the team, you know, our shop the practice and it's not really work. It's, it's something that gets do it's not something I have to do something I look forward to after every Emma made car that happens. You know, I'm watching I'm reading it. And if I see something or take it into the room, and I give them examples and for them, they get to look at me, and they are fought twenty two times in the big shows. So, you know, I came across different situations, and I can tell them first hand like this happened. If you don't believe me, go watch the fucking fight, you know, it's right there in your hands. So being able to, to tell the guys that being able to, to, to, to, to watch a fight and bring it back into into the gym for the guys. It's is the law. And, and I believe he gives them confidence to, to, to train harder to succeed because. And I gave it everything in my career trained super hard and all those guys know that the guys that Salmi training realize that. So, you know, when I'm telling them that you're not working hard enough. They understand are you one hundred percent retired. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Did you officially kind of decide that that that was it? I know for a while. It was just taking a break. But when did you decide I'm done? After my last night. Oh, okay. For some reason, I tell you just just taking a break. I never I never made. Never made a formal announcement. I mean who, who cares? If I made a formal announcement or not. I mean no shit about that. I just never came out in the public. Don't underestimate it man there, I've seen a lot of fighters that have made formal announcements and they get a lot of love from their peers the media the fans. I know like you said, but I wouldn't make. I to make an announcement just so people could be like, no don't retire come back like watching you fight. Like that's what it is about me. I mean, I just it for me. It wasn't fun anymore. And it was fun. What once it became a job is a news time to retire. I mean, what's the point? What's the point we're not gonna force anything. We're anxious to see your growth your continual growth as a head coach. It's fun watching you guys in the corner there for the team famille, that's been so successful for so many years. And now you're right favors back on the saddle. And I know you know, from having gone there that you guys, probably have at least fifty pros. I imagine maybe a lot of young guns that we haven't heard of so we look forward to the next run of fighters from team alpha male. And thank you very much for doing this catch up with us. Of course. You know, we got your Ryo Josh Emmett Darren Elkins, Serra McMahon's coming back. You know, she just had a baby. So I'm really excited about her return on Jay feely. He surgeon right now. It looks he looks the best I've ever seen them. And I'm really excited to see his performance not to say, I'm not about the other ones, but you know, I have a sauce Sparkbrook for RJ. I mean, Anita Lopez to like I'm waiting to see how he is back from his loss. Excited to see his return. I mean he had a tough fight against the guy that was came in overweight five pounds. I think it was and, you know, wasn't able to pull it out, but he's backing Jimmy's hungry, and it's exciting is a coach's exciting to see those guys like hungry become back, because I've been there also paying Ping's over from China. He's gotta fight over there, like no one really talks about him being a part of the team, but he's been with this for the last three camps. And he he's awesome man. I'm excited to see those guys. Fight. So it's not just your IRA. We have seven guys on the card and were coming in there. And we're gonna go the golden one. We're gonna take it by storm. And and I'm excited. You know, I'm, I'm confident that we went seven of those fights, all seven right on our last call. Thanks so much for the time. Always great to catch up with you appreciate it. And if you're ever biggest let us know we love to have you back in studio. Oh, okay. See danny. All right. There you go. One of the head coaches at team alpha male, former WC, and you have see standout veteran of twenty two fights on the big show. Follow him on Twitter at last, call one fifty five we're going to quick break. When we come back, we'll be talking to former strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert, Melendez yeoman is a lot of brothers out there. Flaking perpetrating scared to kick reality, man, you've been doing all this dope, reducing, you had a chance to show them, what time it is. So what you want me to do? All jokes aside. Georgian goes or some of the best chicks. Know here we go with more verbal sparring take it away. Ladies lady Gaga will perform for Sirius XM and Pandora and Harlem's world famous Apollo theater to celebrate two companies coming together as one the Paula will be filled a series accent an pen to our listeners. We're giving away one lucky fan and a guest a trip to the show and front row. Tickets official rules into enter go to siriusxm dot com slash Gaga. Do that before June seventeen. No. Additional purchases necessary to enter or two wins. All right. Joining us now on the hotline is former strikeforce lightweight champion. And current, you've see lightweight and featherweight Gilbert, Melendez El Nino's in the house. What's up how you doing? Gilbert. Doing really, well, it's good to be back on with these guys and yeah, just training getting ready for a fight. I should've said current you have see lightweight further featherweight and also submission underground participant site. You do some grappling there. A few weeks ago. I did. I did man. You know, I think the last few months, maybe more than that in January competition on my mind and. I've been trying to figure out the right time to fight right right location right opponent. And during that time you'll something's phone and place. And of course, my boy on hit me up with the paternity grapple, and I figured it was a way to stay busy been putting some working. I'm honored apply it and to walk down the aisle. Again that into a cage front of an audience and hear the screams a little. It was good. Good little practice run before stepping into the octagon. And I really enjoyed it. Yup. You've see to thirty nine it's been announced Gilbert, Melendez will be facing Arnold Alan and you'll you're staying a feather way, right? Look like it looks like the wait for me. You know deputy challenge to cut wait. Oh with but, but I think with this, Mark diet being tactical with it. I should be fine. It's just about discipline. And I think it'll be good right there. We haven't seen you well by the time if I will have been about two years. Why the delays did the circle. I know I know we've had you on the show before, and you pointed to the, the legs after the Stevens fight. But was it more than that or was was it just that or what led to the layoff? A little more than that. It's a little more on just. Really reassessing everything for me as a fighter and why I'm doing it and and home feeling well doing it. And, and after that, fight deathly didn't feel sit well, the performance of, you know, taking kicks that way and getting hurt that way. And, and. I didn't really tell anybody, but I thought to myself, maybe we try the life of not a fighter you know, let's try to stay away from the masses, you know, I'm not enjoying this job anymore. You know, are something I used to really enjoy. It's now more of a job, and I'm more going through the practice getting training. I'm doing it all just jot loving the same way. You know, if I try to take some time off off the mat and try to live that life a little bit. But of course, you know, I kept going back to the math training, and, and eventually got hungry, you know, and just reassessed everything. And and you know, not really looking like looking at this like a job, but this camp, you know, I'm looking at is a is a blessing to be able to be out there and compete and do something I love to do something to challenge myself and, and to make sure I really enjoyed the experience in the ride, you know for this fight. You know. So I think my mindsets really changed, and I'm motivated, I'm having fun. I'm I'm excited. I feel like I got some something to let out there, you know, something to show. I, I know proven a lot of proven everything. I need a proven the sport. It's about proving anything. It's just about for myself as going back out there and competing in in loving and enjoying the whole process and walking up the island. Of course there's and all that. But just enjoying it like I used to and so far. That's how it's been in my training camp in. And that's all I'm gonna handle it this whole train cats and how to handle my fight or last guest, Danny Castillo literally told the same thing. He said it was fun. But when the fun ran out, and it kind of became a job. I just knew that I wanted, you know, maybe exit the sport. We literally just had him on right before you and, and almost verbatim. You're kind of saying similar things, so he's officially retired. You know his teammate favors making a comeback, but he says. Nope. I've been retired. And he said he knew it after his last fight. Here's what's confusing to me Gilbert, is you guys in you, and Danny and pretty much when I say that it's a blanket statement to all fighters. You guys used to fight for, like five hundred bucks a beer, tavern? Your first fight, or maybe a thousand if you were lucky or maybe there were others walked into better, better salaries, and you do it like three four six seven times a year, you know what I mean? And now in the money's really good, or at least compared to what it was. So eighty eighty one fifty one fifty two hundred show whatever. Now, all of a sudden, everyone fights once or twice a year. Not everyone. There's like cowboy Serono cashes checks all the time. But there's some that kinda hang back, and I'm thinking, wow. I, I would think that maybe they would still want to if the body can hold up still just go out there and keep busy and stack those checks. Take us through your whole fifteen twenty year journey of win the money was super important, and when it wasn't and, and when you even thought about it, you know, because, you know fighters. Call themselves price-fighters. Right. Nailed it on there. I think everyone has their own journey with it ready start at the beginning, traveling Japan. You know, five six seven five feet. Jake shields. No one even knew the sport, you know making a few thousand bucks. But nothing like spent you financially still had to work and teach classes and, and just did it for your love and competition and just, just the rush. And it's real and somewhere along the way like it did become a job and they're worker paychecks. You had become a businessman. It's it wasn't just fighting the entertainment business. The fight business all the stuff that goes along with it. That makes it no more of a hobby or leisure enjoyable activity, and it's just a job, you know, in the mindset of job going to work and going through the motion be shitty sometime. You know that that's how you have it. You know. And I think for a minute, you know, just kind of just got tired. I had a lot of mileage on my body. And I was going through the motions putting it in. But my mindset was. I was just going to work, and I don't think that's the right mindset have going into fight camp of being a fighter. And, and I had reassessed out and I took some time off in. And when I bet I was gonna come back, here, I'm not coming here to work. You know, I'm coming here to into challenge to, to enjoy my life. And in to, to really test myself and go in there and fight on a huge stage. Of course something collect my paycheck, you better believe it. But Monday tally is to enjoy the right here. And I think that's important. And I think it's sometimes hard to find and. Former strikeforce and WEC lightweight champ Gilbert, Melendez here on the hotline, he's just signed on to fight Arnold, Alan at UC to thirty nine. All right. It looks like he may have dropped. So we're going to reconnect with them. How on the brakes voice should we take a quick one here? While we reconnect we have one left. I think we're done with them. Maybe we'll get them on real quick. But he said he said, a lot of things I came in with certain questions that I wanted to ask, and now they're all revamped Uber's back on good gifts. Yeah I'm here. Yes, I. But the moral stories to enjoy the right, right. Enjoy the ride joy the blessing and the opportunity, I have here to take some more greatness to challenge myself to level up in a winner, lose feel level that regardless. And you know how some stuff in the indicate that I wanna let out and it's time to do it. Gila voice wanted to ask us of a fighter I think you're the perfect guy because I know you're gonna tell me the truth, you've kind of settled into one forty five here, but most of your career has been at one fifty five when a fighter figures that out from they say, okay, I feel the best here sucks. I got a diet a little bit. But I'm feeling good. How do you look back at the time at one fifty five as a fighter look back at that, as I made the wrong decision I should have been a one forty five or that whole time? Or do you can you just appreciate both? You know what you did at one fifty five what you do one forty one. I appreciate both. I started off at a hundred and forty five and I moved up to fifty five because there was no room for one forty five. I thought long I've been in the sport. The one there was a time at one, fifty five when there was no one's that in the you've seen a more they had Yves Edwards, fight Josh Thomson for UC title that was never given out. And I think even one that time and they just got rid of the weight class. I dunno. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. But I've been in that long, that was a forty five at that time fighting shoe and, you know, and I was looking to go up to fifty five you know, 'cause there's really nothing at forty five. Eventually until I went to pride, you know, then pry one hundred sixty pounds. So I. Acclimated, one hundred sixty pounds in pride and I'd had to quit. No wait. I walk around at one, fifty one sixty three maybe going to jog outside and Japan and, and go, make wait over there. You know eventually, they reintroduced one fifty five to UC during that whole transaction when they when they bought out pride and everything like that, but, you know, I just went with where, where there was the action and that's where it was. But as a sport evolves, I think people are cutting more weight, and I'm not saying that they're being unhealthy with their I think the scientists got better. And there's just the monsters, and some weight classes. And if you're fighting top level, one fifty five years, they're huge. You know, maybe you know twenty thirty forty fifty down there. I don't know other fighters. They may have some size but may ask the holes. But when you have a guy who knows how to cut weight, according lead inside, is, you know, Nate Diaz and some of these other big guys out there. Tony ferguson. There's some there's some big shots out there who. Who who got it down? Good. You know, and there's some really big cat that one forty five to have down good. I think the sports evolved with the diet, and I figure some of that out to or it can maximize my, my size at the weight, and I think I'm going to be even better at at this time. Seen you at UFC events just events in general, and you get swarmed people want your autograph people want your picture. But there was a time where when you fought in pride you were still the beast. Right. You'd go out there and perform you'd be busting heads around. And then you would come home and really only like the hardcore people would know who you were right because you have to stay up late for, for pride fights and that sort of stuff, which one, do you prefer? When you came over to the USC becoming more popular people, recognizing you or back in pride still kind of being that beast, but having a little bit more of a chill life. Big question. Good question. I've never really been thirsty for like fame. But I've always desired respect amongst my peers, amongst people like you guys who know the sport and respect the sport. And they have a platform to talk about. I've always wanted that respect. So that was most important. You know, at the event, it's fun to be a part of the event. And I'm okay with interacting with fans. I love it. I love it. And every so often, you know, I recognized doing there when I'm out about and know. It feels good still good to to get that. But you know, I don't know. I don't know. I'm just enjoying the ride for what it is. I don't even know if I like the way it was like the way it is. I I've enjoyed both. And and you know I try not to think about it. There's nothing really I can think about really can do about it except enjoy today and look for look forward to tomorrow. Was ESPN a slam dunk. When you've see win over where you already like you're in or did you have to go through a whole trial, you know, against other analysts or whatever, you know, being I mean you were there for such a long time. But I don't know what the process was. Yeah, it was a slam dunk. I think it was a meeting of huge organizations or two two big players in whatever game you know, entertainment business, you know, coming together and, and, you know, I feel like I've done a lot for the sport on ESPN and Louis represented mixed martial arts and as you know, like, I'm a ambassador for the sport, you know, I think I have a respect among spot of our fighters. Don't don't have to like each other. But I try to talk fairly on TV and you know to whoever it is. I just I just try to be honest as possible. You know with that said, yeah. I think, you know, the people I worked at that use peon recognize that and, and, you know, they, they right away just, you know, hey, we got a great TV show mocking victory for you to be a part of with the dominant crew. So that was definitely my my in right away. And, and I believe that, you know, everything else has been working out. You know where things are still even been worked out, just the month the everything else out there and getting to work with each other and putting on his show every week and everything. So, yeah, you know, my bosses being Goodson, ESPN, and like all the people, I've been working with that relationship that I think it's amazing with, with, with unfolded over the years and really proud to be part of it. Yeah. That's a relationship that paid off for you. Because the SPN for a long time, just, you know there wasn't the women me on the channel. And, and I would see you there with jail, and you guys. You know, you guys put in some work over the years. And then all of a sudden everything, boom came to ESPN so that was great that you were able to be a part of that. Really, really is. But, you know, I you know, I think a lot of us had a hunch that went when day, the worldwide leader of sports would break the organization. You know brace the sport. No. Yeah. Yeah. Tell me about Arnold. Alan real quick before we let you go. He's your opponent on July six you'll see two thirty nine thirteen in one overall. He's got some subs. He's got some kale's. We've actually covered him a little bit when he was with cage warriors. He doesn't think thing with you in the latter years you didn't fight as often. But I look at his resume, he's only fought once in every year since two thousand fourteen to recently this year. This'll be a second fight this year. But for the most part keeps kind of a slow pace himself. But if you had a chance to break him down. Of course, of course, you know, this is a fight that was not my but was offered to me. And there was something I was gonna try to do before the year ended last year. But I kind of had a little bit of a hiccup in injuries. So, you know, I like the opponent, you know, ready had it in mind. And it was like a verbal. Yes. If I was going to be healthy, and then it said, hey, listen. Looks like I'm not healthy. So, you know, so it doesn't check out and so there was never a fine deal for it. But that was the name that was out there. So as soon as I felt ready and things cured. I you know, I put the word out and in the timing there aspirin, as a fighter he's young youthful full of energy. He has a good straight left. You've been analogy. He's allusive and, and he has all that, that useful stuff going for him. Right at them, you know. But I see myself as a wide wiser fighter more tactical technician, and, you know, and I think it's a very good challenge for him. And like self, and I liked it. You know, I've been gone for a while. I've been fighting five killers, you know, you know, just the name a few fighting bar Bose's, Stevens, Eddie allergies, Anthony pedestals, you know, these are the guys that are fighting. And I think this is a young kid, who has a lot of potential and talent. But he's not them. And, and I know I know I'm a, a more tactical a wiser, inexperienced fighter and I got a lot of hard encourage which I'm sure he does do. But I think like I said that, that experience it's gonna play especially when we're in the pocket. All right, man. Well, it's great to have you back in action. You fight tabbing in Vegas goes in. I'll be there in person, and we look forward to international fight week. It's a great card. It's got a lot of killers on it. Glued ING yourself. So I guess we'll be seeing in a couple of months. In the meantime, stay healthy hope you have a safe camp. And thanks for the time as always Gilbert was great catching. Athlete. Thank you guys for having me, and shut out all my friends, you know, friends and fans and families Santana. California bay area's always and in grasp you guys on being here on radio. Now, I like this, this is cool and, and look forward to chatting with you guys another time. Thank you. Take care. You see. Follow him on Twitter at Gilbert, Melendez. We're gonna take a break. Come back and wrap up its enemy junkie radio on fire nation channel one fifty six. There metals are covered with participation awards. They have boxes of gold stars that they purchase themselves. They are the legends and demand, your respect here are Georgia and goes, all right. Go all the vicious KO back in two thousand fifteen November Holly home knocked out Rondi Rowzee. Joe Rogan said it best. My god. Tell me about some of your favorites. Since the beginning of time normally start early, and you're listening to a hundred. We don't have time. So now. Wow. All never forget in rampage, seeing someone go through the ropes like that. Well, that was Angeline rampage then they built it. Well Shokhin did beat Vander leads through the rose. See that like. I really like I really enjoyed both riders but to just see somebody so dominant and known for beating people up like that actually fall through the rope plate that, that was pretty insane. One that I was at live on their forget is rich Franklin and Corey, yeah. That got flood. And they as a good sense of humor about it. Now. Not that he didn't before, but I'm sure it had to stung. I remember Frank Mirren Todd Duffey fought in San Diego. And I had a pretty good ticket. Anyway for that last fight. I'm somebody goes, hey, my buddy had to leave come up here, so I got really close. And you could just hear the. Just putting it close to the mic like boom, boom like bones on flesh like. And I'll like wow. I mean these two guys were straight up throwing bombs at each other and you could just hear it and Duffy, Hata got a couple nice ones in on MIR and then MIR finish them, but just to hear all that pull Papa. And you're trying to keep track your heads bombing and MU weaving as well as a fan and you're watching you watching. All went down. And it's one of those where described it when I describe it when I went to Sacramento, Jay took out Joseph Benedetto's. One was more about the it was like a vacuum because everyone was going nuts for Joseph. And then the vacuum was just like, like, I think it was everyone seize on. Oh my God. And I'll is like the air had been sucked out of the arena, and Sacramento and Dimitris is doing, you know what's that little celebration? He does. It's not Cartwheel's but he's just little jump balls e. Yeah, exactly. It's really, really slick. And so all I see is Dimitrius doing that. And just everybody like look of concern from for Joseph. So there's just a couple of those, those were my in-person experiences a couple miles. I what did I just see, of course, McGregor taking? Although it was just it happened. So quick like you're just thinking there's no way all that ended in thirteen seconds. And then the Hawley home over the Ronda Rousey. I was with you hosting wait with okay. Host there was one you weren't ad. I think it may have been the LA one. Right, exactly. We're hosting club, Madrid and incense station. And I remember everyone like they're John was down on the ground. I liked the fader and. Okay. Oh, yeah. That one just the environment. The russians. Love anderly Silva. But there was something to be said for one hand Donau, Tim out Friday. Oh, fry. You can all out like yeah. That was pretty amazing. Yeah, yeah. Look, we'll probably have a little bit more fun with that tomorrow. We bring Dan Tom into it as well. He's got quite a few like share. However, sticking with the ladies theme. 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GSMC Women's MMA Podcast Episode 40: A Division's Last Stand

GSMC Women's MMA Podcast

1:06:05 hr | 3 weeks ago

GSMC Women's MMA Podcast Episode 40: A Division's Last Stand

"Need Your daily fix of women's mixed martial arts from the UFC. INVICTA. Delatour one championship be in the loop has golden state media concepts. Got You covered, get your fit. Some women semi we've got you covered on golden state media concepts, women, they podcast. Thank. You for tuning into the MC woman's MMA podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host star now Dole on hopefully you are doing well for yourself you your friends your family whether you live in the states or nationally I hope you're doing welfare yourself a wash your hands stay safe. Just make the most of life as you can in the year of twenty twenty because twenty right now. Just when you think things are going a little bit up things get right back down so Before I, talk about the recent meeting rooms by the happen, which is Marie. Agapov overseen adoption how you recommend everyone to go fight it really blew me away. Roy took me off guard both before I get into a May talk here. I WanNa talk about something that goes beyond him. Mixed Martial Arts but sports world in general, it applies towards. UFC, mixed martial arts built stuff but. There recent incident happened at Wisconsin and I have talked about this because air flex. Its reflection also culture and happen in Wisconsin to which man. There was a report. Being, the police were called in it was reported there was a domestic violence issue. And the cops came in the man he went over to his car. It was speculated that the man was going to go and grab a gun, and so the police responded by shooting the man in the back. Upward to seven Times reported in that. Four I've seven shots landed on the man's back. He has passed away. In the narrows another another other other issue. In that, there was a seventeen year old boy. Who walked around with an assault rifle? Shots some people up. In the SWAT officers and police department, they didn't do anything about it. The man who got shot in the back was a black man and they a seventeen year old kid is the white boy and so. The white kid shot somebody with a rifle. Walked Away Scot free. was able to get out of states, escaped states. Later report himself in committed a crime and not as controversy going on as to is ridiculous that a black man got arrested in the back because of speculated. That, he might have a gun in the car. Yes a white kid walks around with an assault rifle. Out on the daytime. Is still out the pictures are out walking around while some out. With a rifle and the police department do about it. To the cat through pretty much put him here to throw himself in jail for people talk about it. That's how upsetting was, and this relates back to sports culture because the national baffle station teams. Are Protesting this we have games yesterday. There was a was meant to be games for. The magic words, the Milwaukee Bucks to Punch Little Blazers Lakers. And Thunderbirds rockets and today. As I am speaking. It's meant to be the Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz Boston. Celtics Raptors and the clippers of the Dallas Mavericks. Now for those of you who do not follow the NBA now. Very important timeframe the timeframe right now what's happening for the National Association? It's very. Important. Because we're now we're currently were about to finish the first round of the playoffs. and. We're going to start to the second round of the playoffs here. It would be the equivalent of. And then all of a sudden these these teams are now leaving the bubble their protests in the games around playing. It'd be of Netflix speaking if we had. The two quarters here looking. Okay. So meaning Anderson and during the ramming. Let's immediate Anderson during their enemy we gotta talk by the Division, the top fighter Bantamweight Division they are scheduled to fight each other vis. Saturday. Wynonna, there's GonNa fight each other today as a hypothetical here. Discussions to fight each other. And then just hours. Hours before they even start refined as in like bullfighters both enemy and Meka. Anderson they are ready staring at each other across the. Octagon. The right there. Bruce Buffer right there he's about to announce it. They've done the entrances. And then both Aniston Jamuna. Say No. We're not going to fight. The protest. And on top of Megan Anderson, Andrew random amy every other fighter. In the locker room sites you know what's I'm. Not. GonNa Fight I'm GONNA protest this. I want the world to know. That's what's happening out there. Now with our police department is more important. Than this events. You think that's going to happen. I'm GonNa say this right now there is an upcoming have vents. This Saturday. And I can. Almost guarantee you. That that event is going to happen. It's not going to postponed. Not to be cancelled. And that we're not gonNA see the top fighters their. Destroyed a protest leave. It's not going to happen. and. Now there's discussion going on whether or not because. The penalty you talked to. It is seen as a problem some people that the athletes in the National Basketball Association has way too much leeway. Have Way too much power have way too much money that they control that they control. The economics of how things work. They have so much power in the NBA. We aren't the era of player movements were players dictate the success of organizations. were. Ironically enough. We're currently in the exact opposite frame. For the main fighting we kind of are almost there with payments that Corey Anderson. When they made when they're when they made their move from like to bare knuckle fighting championships and to Bellevue and belter were almost air. The papers and Corey Anderson? No. Can you imagine if Karma Governor says You know what Dana I'm heading over to one championships. I'm doing this. Can you IMA- because right now Next to big fighters fighting other is Alexander and Lionheart. Anthony Smith. Can you imagine a both looks fighters they're gonNA be finding today's from one talking right now be like I'm not gonNA fight. It's happening. Nothing. And I see this right there was talking about this is because As an avid fan of both the national. Basketball and mixed martial arts. I always compare the two organizations because it's so mind boggling that both organizations and what they see as problems and how they handle our businesses are so widely dif- different from even like a philosophical standpoint that. If you try to play any logic from either personalities organizations into the other. is a complete fool. You would because look at the NBA. Alcoa's ECLECTIC group because here's an enemy. There are teams existed for Art You Have Aka American top team. You've got team hill. You've got all these teams over here. You got the teams going on but for the most part, this isn't individual sports. I mean my parents went into an octagon fight with no with no with him. And he wanted to fight against Mickey all. See I'm into martial arts is more of individuals for I get that stuff but I find it. So interesting that when I go on, do go right now I type an NBA you don't WanNa see when I see. NBA. Top stories coming from CBS SPORTS NBA Boycotts. Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers v two most popular teams right now in the National Association, they're saying that they are boycotting the season. Catch the. To. The to number one teams. Are saying Argh the two best teams in the time being the two favorites to win the championships like. I. Care. If I'M GONNA lose money. I don't care how I'm going to be seen by the public. I don't care. I'm GONNA walk away. YEP JUST GONNA Walk Way. Yup Take the total six out of my contract doesn't matter to me. I'm. GonNa. I'm. GonNa be built for this for walking away. Okay. Take two, hundred, thousand dollars. Revenue Thousand. Thousand what fifty thousand only whatever and. This leads to I gotta bring a cool become time goes so far. He is the only enemy personality that's actually talking about this issue in the fact that the NBA they are at the forefront now as a pertains, sports coats, and there's not a single sport currently active right now at least in America that is having a discussion that has the discussion about their sport that's going beyond sports culture on its own. Alright. Then it's weird that because the reason I'm talking about this because I'm looking to see an right now we've got people from the White House talking about it. You Got People. Yeah. We have people from. Senators talking about it we have representatives from the White House talking about it is sparking this huge discussion and I'm thinking right now. Even with fight island going around. I the UFC, the biggest organization in all of mixed martial arts there's no way they can have. So many is talking about the same they talk about the the NBA. Is happening because when I look at NBA Stories White House racism. Players boycotting the White House. Politics Politicians America there's a lot of things going on in the world of the National Basketball Station that extends beyond just sports culture and then I go to the AFC was the first thing I see in the AFC in terms of top stories. UFC veteran. You'll see signs veteran fell featherweights. All right. Then Paula Costa. Says, he can take on Sonya. Van White Says John Jones deserves a heavy title fight. Joy Saint Pierre. Think that the F. C., wants him to compete at light weights against Kabibi. Luke rock old. He says he wants to come back. Okay. Dean white saying that he doesn't care what people think about him. All these new sources are so irrelevant in the grand scheme of everything. And it's so corny and here's a funny part about it though he's a funny Bart. Guests, I understand that. Enemy fighters have the luxury that NBA players have. The luxury of saying. I'M NOT GONNA fight. I'M NOT GONNA compete you know why because I make boatloads of money Anthony Smith HE MAKES WARLIKE TO K thousand. Anthony Smith. Mixed decay thousand. If you follow sports I'm and I mean not just like Morosini. Germany football baseball hockey. If conor McGregor were if you're the top one, hundred highest paid athletes. Going to a single room. and. You have conor McGregor or John Jones go inside the walk inside the room and they said, Hey, man I'm making money man I'm rich. And what they're all going to say, Hey, conor McGregor rich how much way do you make? I may five million dollars through my fight fighting ideas. Would laugh, at him. And Call Them Idiots for accepting so little money. You'll hear Dina White. Say you heard say you'll say Dan And that they say, yeah, we make really good money. They make really good money relative to everybody else in the world because when you say, hey, how much money are you making me? They're gonNA say well, I'm making more money than like the plumber I'm making more money than the person worked at Taco. Bell. Make more money than you know the cashier who could banzer? Walmart's. That's what they're. GonNa. Say. But when you ask you Lebron James, how much are you making say well, I make thirty million dollars I make a way where much money in the present United States I make much more money than the engineers I am a billionaire right now Lionel Messi is going to brag about how much of how our here's the boy mirrors the world anime money an emmy popularity is absolutely a complete. It's a complete joke how big the sport is. It's not big and in a sport that's all about focusing on focusing on themselves now. You can have whatever you point. You want on player's protesting on the incidents you can have you want by lease it's relative information that goes beyond sports culture. I don't see that at all in mixed martial arts. Even when this whole bill moving was going on and John as being real advocate for a while, fighters are being advocates for IBM Dana. White is mostly focus on you know find. Island. For do who doesn't care about who doesn't care about what Europeans are I can speak his mind. He's really putting his his his voice out there. Really isn't. And so I, say this right now whatever side you're on. Your viewpoint that's your opinion. Whoever side you're on I just wished the world of mixed martial arts. Can, be more relative in terms of their news. Compared to the NBA and even more bigger you're listening to the GS MC women's MMA podcast back rafters short break here. Check out the show that's built on the MMA from the UFC to extreme cage fighting. But they got the fights covered check out GMC m a podcast get the latest news on past or upcoming fights. Join US as we've talked to in about some of the biggest names in the. Past present and future. 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But to get that out of the way. I feel sorry I feel bad if. I make people uncomfortable discussing about this but within I really wish I could live in a world where may fighters or we can have less chill sons out there lesbian aspirins for more like, Hey, man, you gotTa make the most opportunities you gotta make the most money as you can because we that the salary for the average American thousand dollars a year and so you've gotTa be appreciative. All you have when you're being treated two hundred dollars a year fighting for once a year mankind should be appreciative of the situation you're in organization in this business like Oh, man. None of those guys would be saying any of that. If, they had even a small slice of the amount of money. That athletes who play hockey baseball, basketball football, or making. No Way. So. Let's talk about. Abortion. Adoption this coming in from the most recent UFC events. So I probably Dobson you hear me talking about. Maria. Pogo all the time in this podcast I am really huge honor in the fact that I believe. Gue- POGBA has all the makings to become a major star in the also years she's competing in the women's flight vision the. Division for the most part is pretty much inactive I'm seeing active in that nothing's happening within the top five of division with the exception being syndicate wilsonville is probably the most exciting parts about the woman's fight division right now. Other than her nothing was happening. That is vitally important to the division. So there have. Let me fight and reading here. All right. So you have these Chango, the current woman's champ. Champion, she's an active. We are killer Teigen. Fighting for some reason. Antonina initia- Chanko. For, some reason I know there's a lot of hype for anti-nuclear Tanko I get it. I know I think he would love to book Anthony Never Severity show. Janko. Bring in a law dollars in. Lobby interesting fight that also very fun fights. anti-ceausescu is an exciting fighter to watch. But she has no business. Fighting is Kagan she had nine. Why is this fighter outside the top fifteen in the rain in the ones flight rankings fighting against the number two best orange flight fighter and killing to Kagan why? I get it. You you yesterday even missing out especially in this past month. And the fact that with the exception of fail. A Lotta prospects art not doing understand why the DNR series they signed twelve new fighters from is continuing series end it is expected. There'll be some fighters who are GONNA be laid off. So right. The either pushing all these on fighters and using a couple of weeks ago I compared Marine Cova to Sean o'malley in a sense that both fighters have so much potential the star power there's a lot of things going their way they're both young, they're exciting. The person they are both have Chris Nowadays and so. It. Makes all the sense in the world to overly book and Overly Push, Moraga Puma and Sean o'malley. Place them against gatekeeper fighters and expect them to win. Well Sean o'malley? He got TKO by Marlon Veira. His momentum has pretty much stopped. Although it was an accident in the hook. You can do that. You can say, China me pretty much shot himself in the foot. And like his footwork. resulted him injuring himself. And I'll also using I think, Muruga pullovers, she adopted shops in defeating Morocco. In the second round the fight here. And here thing she ended up. Someone's the was the plus eight hundred underdog. Plus eight hundred. In the fact that little nobody pretty she adopts the FEMARA October. Now. When I saw the match up of Agricultural Russia adoption I thought to myself aw man I pull those. GonNa win this but man, Dobson's tough. This isn't going to be a flurry fight. It's not going to be like Hannah ciphers. It's not going to be over. You're going to deal with a fighter who is motivated to be there who wants to prove something and is going GonNa. Be a tough armor two knockouts should options tough. So even the previews of despite I was telling our. Viewers here and people were listening. Hey, yeah. Was a favorite to win this fight. As you. All potential but this isn't going to be a cakewalk quite. Here. Adoption is going to be the biggest challenge of Maria career. And I was right. Shin Adoption Tk's Tko's and the second round here and limp despite went off from evanger. So. Ring Bells Arts? Maria POGBA. Treat Seniors Dobson the same way she treated Hannah ciphers. And then agriculture has no respect for the Chin of Dobson has no respect for striking the ability of Dopson. She just went full throttle all the way going over one hundred miles an hour pressuring on. Dobson. And I think full stop resolve. Okay. I'm GONNA knock this girl out within the within the first minute and a half two minutes. Having, said AGRIPPA. She applied the pressure on Dobson adoption she never went down. She kick herself back up. She tracked back. On radio PCT. So Agapov. By the second half of the first round circle desperate. Throwing out these really wild kicks. These really wild strikes. attempting take downs. Let, me give you the fights that's here in the th. That's what I'm saying right now is weighted from find so. Moraga Pogo landed six eighty, nine total strikes twenty to forty six landed to to take downs. Boggling. Agapov fifty six. Over told strikes, how many strikes does she undocumented forty-one? Because Maranto. WAS LAYING COM Kamba she's letting them some really beautiful looking reconnaissance strikes here. But she's not really doing to damage Dobson. She's not meanwhile adopted throwing out these hard hits. US hard candidates, Yankees like eating five strikes per one really good counter hit. These kind of it's really. Really stopped. here. and. So the first round ends. Rica she one hundred percent defeats. In the first round not even argument is not debate. MORAGA POGBA. The Fetus Shane adoption first round. And as the bell ring brings in the end of the first round. Acapulco pulver is on top of Dopson. And when the Bell Rings Dopson immediately gets up, walks away to a corner. Ago Despite winning. Gets on her knees breathes heavily slowly brings yourself up and from that moment that's when I realized. I was not going to win me Dominick Cruz pointing this out in the fact that shit up despite taking more damage Agricola is coming into the second round was a lot more energy. A lot more Agapov attempted thirty more strikes. Than Dopson. So adoptions are breathing fine controlling her breathing she's audited in inner. Corner. ACAPA? She's like drinking heavily her water. She's She's like. She looks out of it. She looks cast. And he says, are you ready? Are you ready? It's White Agricola one hand Arnold under hip. Still. Breathing heavily she adopted perfectly fine. The. Bell Rings Marie Agricolas Pace slows significantly. And it was more of a sense of Morocco vote went down a-. Ships did not get a knockdown on Agapov publicly. But MORAGA looked like she dropped down from Shannon. Dobson. Kind of freeze a weird ugly flurry strikes into wrestling, hitting both sides, ragged wrestlers. There's not both of them landed to take downs. And our even really I. were. Take Townsend really is more of a wall. One of them is falls over the other fighters tired so. Dobson, fall over onto. MORAGA pover- Arkhipova. So tired at this point, there is no way she can defend herself. She's breathing heavily she's getting her she's getting pounded by Dopson here. and. It's like that turned up some wins the fight vehicles such Tko in the second round one minute and thirty seconds in. Congratulations she end up. In June here, her she's like underdog armed underdog who is ended up now and AGRIPPA looks like she's lost all her confidence from that moment there. So, congratulations for option, she's a proper tournament fighter here you can expect her, you know being a real gatekeeper. That's how inside the way being innkeeper don't think. So you've got a contract. You're getting paid good for you. That's how things are in their world of arts. Heck, she had a main card fight against miracle. This. is in the same boat as Marlin Vera infighting. Because in the the post interview, we're like Yeah Hickey on the underdog I know that you don't have any questions questions. Okay, and that's pretty much always. So over show, molly are both in the same boat. I now got to prospects here they both came losses book Kim Up Washes more of a sense of them over their opponents that's under respected Dopson and she's a very but China Molly. He entered himself. Thus, he was the reason why he lost his own fight. Maria cop over. She just couldn't pay yourself. She didn't pay himself at all. In the first round. She thought she. She just wrote off her opponents. She's GonNa go in there fought incredibly recklessly followed bad breathing. She let herself get a get caught up multiple times because she was at overconfident inner self. And I can expect the next two times. Article so The main event of the the main event of the car that hegemony Frankie Edgar. And the basis behind why Petramina Muna's defeated cody garbrandt was cody garbrandt fought similar to Morocco Morocco garbage and they both fought super recklessly and place himself in a bad situation that their opponent was able to take a badge above. Really. Really. Bad that they're both super young. Then how old is active I think ACAPA is okay. So Maria Agrippa, she is twenty three years old. Only twenty three years old. In his name is actually. Routine absence you ended up having a injury that might get out of the game for. Yeah. Amancio. Also a better because using seventy eight hundred. On Republican was obvious critical in this thing. So a better put up twenty, five thousand dollars on the line to win one, thousand, seven, hundred, seventy, five dollars during the Saturday and that better loss according to be actually networks they're in rural. For the ones fire division on Sunday the better saw Moraga pogba minus fourteen hundred as such. An overwhelming fear read that it was worth putting all the money on the line. So. Yeah Dude. Was it really worth it to risk twenty, five, thousand dollars just for almost thousand? You're not I can only feel bad I just can't. If you're the type of person who is. Alright betting twenty, five thousand dollars for a fight. Chances. Are you're you have some good you some minute bad can. I think pardon me or crews talked about this and that if you have so much good leftover money that you're willing to bet all that money just to go win a couple thousand or even a couple of hundred bucks the wet it's all on Bro. It's all new on the judging I. Wish I could have that much money. Actually see how much money would you have made? So. How much? After earning the damn. I see what was the minus fourteen hundred Dobson pulled off the biggest upsets in US history cashing at a plus eight hundred second Tko. So. Yeah. It ended up. Now, Dopson is the big. Adoptions. Win is the biggest set all home. Shocked. World Ambi Ronda Rousey dating back twenty thirteen in terms of the odds Dobson cashes in as an underdog and the only other two fighters to win their one hundred fights would be Hawley home and. It's now you know maybe it's not this may be a sign. You know like and good company. They're man to champions in Matt, Sarah and Holly Home, and then. 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The Golden State Media Concept's sports podcast should I say more from the NFL MLB the NBA TO MMA? It's all in here. Golden state media concepts, sports, spot cast listen. And we are back and so I just talked about Moraga and her upset loss to share. And he's running. So the betting odds just came out for the upcoming frightening events and I agree with almost all of them. So the Event has its rookie. Still Magni geochemists Alexa Grasso Ricardo Lamas. Build. In Margarito. Versa your Columba I agree with all the bedding here and the fact that yes, I do think that all these fighters who are expected to win are meant to win the only fight. that. I am really puzzled with. In. The sense of the betting odds would be Alexa Grasso. Kim. The bengals has it Alexa. is a fear it's fighting. It's Kim. And I asked myself. Issue writs. She the thing like. Minus three, hundred favored against young Kim and I don't give that it's coming from I. Don't get it, and so I'm trying to think now why would Kim be the underdog in this scenario and that's because when you look at Joan Kim's enters panter pass fights it's tough to look them. Because as you came in her past to fights has fought catchweights. I do the annoyed sentiment and that he believed that both mean him believe that Catherine fights are the biggest waste of time ever. They don't do anything a fire lose twenty percent or pay cut, and it goes onto the other fighter good for you. But here's an issue with Catholic fights. In the fact that Catholic fights, whoever is the winner or loser that fight do not move up I'll in the rankings because catchweights. Hurries would like, let's say aggressive Fijiian. Kim In the Grasso she's within the top ten. As Young Kim, is the top ten right now if Alex Grasso were to defeat GM Kim at catchweights, not Grasso is GonNa go move up the rankings which meant this fight other than money good for you isn't gonNA mean all it well in the rankings. So it's a complete, we'll fight them. And then Severe Kim she's water passed to fights. At catchweights. Red Fly over there already. The last night she was able to make waiting. was her fight against avenues for Tanko And she lost. Second Red Flag. Third. Red Flag comes only in hindsight right now. When you know that? When young Kim fought against. anti-national Tanko. Anthony came in as the undefeated fighter. The UFC pushing her a lot. Her being the oldest sister of the current woman's fight champion. It makes all the world as to why the AFC will have to go book at his. Django. Antonina. She bought it into Lynch Kagan. For no room makes sense why agnes struggle should fight against killer again, it happened. Antonina there's like fire who's just outside the top fifteen rankings and finding the second best almost flyweight in the world. Anti lost and only that Antonina her run right now in the AFC. Her fagin, Qian and our fight against avail. Yeah, she's had to really bad form ince's against those who fighters got stomped got dominated in fights. So well now in hindsight we're like Okay Sumitomo that June Kim she lost to this girl. Who got mauled at enter pass to fights and is like outside the top fifteen the rankings is your that did into Tuesday's yet he's a good fighter. It is a water red flags to prevent people from having faith onto gene Kim. Now, who do I think is GonNa win this fight I think. It's a tossup. I'm GONNA lean towards. I'M GONNA lean more towards on Alexa. Grasso me because I don't trust is you Kim's week cutting in which he does make way too struggles. Some pleasing the sake bet onto grasso but it's not. It's definitely not outside the realm of possibility that Gene Kim can go when this fight and I behave humanly disagree with all the automakers who believe it's that obvious Delta Grasso is going to him because he looked at the betting. There is more confidence points being thrown in on Alexa Grasso winning her fight against Kim. Then there is neil magnitude, Robbie lawler and Alexander Rakesh defeating Anthony Smith. which is ridiculous because the highest here now I think it is very painfully obvious. The antea Smith and Robert, Koehler, arguable refined respectively I think it's not obvious that Gene Kim is going to lose to the Grasso. I don't really believe that I just don't I expect this fight to be a close barber fights I expect both fighters to go put an author and they potentially have you know. They might be the best. Here I. Can I can honestly innocent I think it could be the best fight of the nights off the basis. That's. In might be the most back and forth fight between between the two. That's how I place it, and so let's move onto the news brief as belt or a May reveals debut dates for captain, Gado analyst, Mucci. So but has announced back to back shows on September eleventh and twelve both to be hosted at the Fight Sphere Aka, Mohegan Sun, Casino, and resort and UNCAST Connecticut's promotion also announced that two of the recent high-profile dishes will appear on those cards. CADs in Ghana who signed with the Promotion, last October will make her debut on September eleven belt or to forty five versa verses fighting up against Gabby holiday. After that two point, six others committee will make her debut versus tough and INVICTA veteran deanna benefits. ooh, that's been really fun. One buzzer Ghana community are former US tell challenges and enter the NFC with Seminal Koreans routine in approach debuted defeated meditates by Tko to earn both Ital- shot and a spot coaching opposite UFC bathroom champion when Rossi on the ultra fighter however a knee injury causing Ghana both those opportunities. GonNa would get her tell shot versus run Rossi two years later sharing that shot after current. Yes. He will shape you demand Nunez at. One of the eight. And the five years following the Rasi loss is GonNa has has competed this four times. One only once versus man were now in twenty eighteen her last appearance was in the loss to entertain back at you actually to to in the cemetery team the. Not respect to cats Gano spot against the top top competition of divisions. Let's Komo CI was the first woman to ever enter the gone. She was also the first openly gay fighter to compete in the AFC hugh those milestones while facing Rossi at UFC seven for the inaugural year of. Title back into routine Kimuchi lost her run Rousey by sleep on bar but went on to have long acting career committee five ten times for the AFC and earn winds or future strawberries champion discount android Yukio, Intel founders, coach, and Jennifer. My. Last fight was a you have a tunnel doubt about versus Shaneco last August Kimutai Committee balloon the Va.. In addition to bottles, high profile bouts, belts were announce a few more fights for the timber double header, Similar Eleventh Baltimore to forty five, which of the headline rematch between Lionel Machida and Davis and Ruth Johnson and Rim against Peter. Peterson. Oak. Although to forty, six, hundred let inspection mix John for tickets Damon Greasy and Derek Campos Roger Hurts. So both right now they're getting things right down. And also, it is being reported in right now. That's GonNa be a man in Nunez not retiring. In. Finding gives Megan Anderson on December twelve twenty twenty. First off, there's a lot of things going on right now in this fight I'd have to like. The women's feather division I genuinely believe this is the last Straw for the woman's further division because this is for the belt. and has himself that he wants to go and push and highlights the women's Bantamweight Division. And when asked about the wounds feather division, he says he's going to clear things up. All right. Since this could potentially be the last woman's featherweight title fight? Potentially. What's going to happen? What? What's the division? Well? I am a firm believer. I've been an advocate that remainder anime shoot fight gets Amanda. Nunez again. That's what I believe I. Think Aspen Lad. Asthma Lad Raquel Pennington. Are the two best fighters that can give a man in a run for money. But now me, Anderson. Maya If Megan Anderson Defeats Amana Nunez the women's feathered division. Is Safe. It's not gonNA go anywhere. Because, the problem with as being champion Iran about this so many times, but it's also applies for his double champions I hate it when we have double champions. Because, that fighter that he's not gonna all because her double champion doesn't mean you're double the responsibility because if that's the case, you'll be fine twice as much per year. But it doesn't happen. Does it? It's inconsistent. It's inconsistent. fermented has won the last time noon is defended the belts. I mean defendant. Okay. She. Defended the. Battery. Belts. Once in two thousand, eighteen, once nineteen. Not, single time in twenty twenty. And the same thing also ended she's defended belts. What's going to be two times in two twenty twenty but she hasn't offended and other twenty, eighteen, nineteen. So what's going on with the Women's division? Here I want Megan Anderson to defeat Amana Nunez. Do I think you're going to be mentioned his honestly no I don't think we can defeat Nunez would I like to stay and yes, I would and it's not because I. don't dislike it's not just like a minute. Is it just I am sick and tired of these double champions that during that when there are focused on a division or or focus on another task, they leave out that other division. Because as of right now, there are no names if you go to the websites on the division. Okay. So we're not I I. Look You my rankings through recommend May. Casa lists all the schedule the fights. MANNION's fleet dispenser. Megan Anderson. And are the only three relative Fighters was fighters competing was divisions here. All the other fighters here whether it be Zara, Santos number. Domon. The election they can also competes they're the also know they also compete in the women's Bantamweight Division. There are. Two full time members in the women's division. Only two and if Megan. pull off what has to be the biggest upsets. In mixed martial. Arts history. Defeating Nunez, I can't do. She's GonNa come in probably even worse than she adopts them up over thing like. Plus one. Thousand. It can happen it can really happen then. Because Spencer. began. I don't think if we ask for in. Each Other I say Spencer wins. And so how will Amanda Nunez do in? Nunez completely destroyed Spencer's how will she do I guess findings me Anderson. Now the well. And the and I'm looking at the timetable right now. So we have holly home against Irene out there now. Dramatic Adamy versus Joanna Penna. Whoever wins those fights a pro pro? Probably DDR. GDR will probably finding its newness for the bantamweight title. Sometime early to mid next year. And if is still has the belt by then. The woman vision is giving scraps and we can see Megan Anderson. And or Flip Spencer being being moved to was bantamweight. Division. That's a real possibility. It's sad and upsetting. So those are was meant to be built around Chris. Cyber was still a mistake using I was. To. See Nunez Bertha's. Nunez CRA savoured the negative. Is Very negative sign that. That division was meant to be built around a singular person because that's it. I. Remember that Chris cyborgs time as the federal champion. It's nothing happened. She fight against somebody like zero fights in the AFC and as a title fight for some strange reason. Anderson Nunez December twelve twenty twenty Jamadar enemy penny. L.. Authentic inputs October three twenty twenty five homers also place in October three Acumen Vera mayor now happening my birthday. Is September twenty, six, twenty, twenty those are the flights can expect. Now there's a lot in stake happening. For that woman started division, Here's another thing. I don't hear that was talking about it though but if they are. If, they were to scrap the woman's fake division. I would love to see it. Woman's Adamant Division. I think that'd be crates. Thus the the Fried Division is super sacked comprised of a lot of fighters out there who. Can have. A lot of interesting match ups they can happen. But they're suck outside the top ten or within the six through ten range and I think, Israel's Anatomy Division. It would create some really fun match ups. And so once again, you are listening to the GMC woman's MMA podcast I'm your host billion. The is the break here I'll be covering some quick news and bring in some hot topics. Are you looking for help for your fantasy football team check out? GMC, fantasy football podcast get today's best advice on how to start who to sit. Even who you should draft from sleeper picks red hot LINEUPS. They got it all covered for you. That's GSM. See PODCASTS, dot com backslash fantasy, dash football, dash podcasts. We'll cover traditional leagues dynasty few PR. Even I impede leaks. When you need fantasy help, there's just one showed up. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter physics GS MC podcast dot com for more INFO. Helen walking back to the GMC woman's a podcast I'm your host on building on the begins podcast I talked about. How the NBA in their pleasure protesting cutting their games and are like it's if There could be pre time where the. Fighters or the Sierra May. or May or athletes in general who compete anime if they can ever have the liberty to do that. And I'll like it more if we. Of, the NFC can be more relative in terms of their sport as a whole. And bring that up again right now because it was just reported in are not joking you at the time of the recording. Fifteen minutes ago. The players. It's such. A weird thirteen hours. Okay. Thirteen hours ago players Boycott Games which led to other leagues Nudge Basketball I need to. Check on the other but there are other sport organizations in America are postponing their games because the boycotts happening because the and protesting happening. But the NBA boycott is what kick-started everything else because the NBA boycotts, other organizations and other and other people are expressing their viewpoints on police brutality and what's going on the upcoming election is around the corner. And now thirteen hours later. We have this huge debate going in Kobe Covington's firm his name out there. Thirteen hours later. The NBA players are backer again. They say. The season is going to resume. Here's a seven hours before I even started this podcast, it was announced the Lakers clippers were announced were announced. They cancelled the season and now reports that the players are resuming the season yet again. Thirteen. Hours later. Oh. Man. I have so many weird. Mixed emotions about it. It's Man See. If. Only. Cards can be like that. It's like it's And it's it's. I don't. I. Don't talk I don't know what to say I. Don't know but we have some announcements come up. Around. So, we have Levinas. their fights going GonNa Cup the former FCC champions degrees heading to make her. Yes he'd be on October fourteen years events are we actually Emmett Smith against enormous amount of put that on your calendar fight of the night contender right there there. If I will be coming on November Twenty eight actually Evan Smith and number two months. We have K Hands Against Cory McKenna is going to be officially happening on November fourteen fight. Cancer and being a name out. He's erode. Man There are a lot of new faces a whole unofficial summer candy corn McKenna is making her debut against K.. Hansen. Who just made her debut also last month so as the battle of the prospects here. Bowel, the prospects. and. Then we got here. So Nunez Magana Aghanistan that's being targeted for December. Julia Budd who looks awesome by the way looks like a total action figure. She feared a just a meal by Nash, decision for Bellcore to forty four. Good on Bud Bud looks like a million bucks. Obese between Cortez against a be a Maleki in the truck to return for USC events. May Have. A mental illness defeated Mizuki by UNESCO decision on Vegas. So, those are the fights have that have happened for women's mixed martial arts. What's coming up though is an we get some stuff coming up for the month of September definitely birthday. So in the month of September what can we expect here? So we have. September eleventh this Saturday we have. Hannah ciphers gets to marry Martin. Yeah you know I'm 401k girl for making that money twenty twenty year of Harris I for. A pollyanna Viana. More admire us. Kim That's all happening on August twenty nine years. He frighten advent coming up this. Saturday and there's a timer fifty. Got Maryborough against some real window Silva. Sorry you bench. Mrs. Johnson that can be I consider right now Julia. Average Matana Matana to see what's GonNa Happen for Nico and Montana de la Rosa. Vivian a rule. ooh That's one and then the debut of Canton Gano coming up on belt to forty five in September eleven and so the the Beltway debut of list. MUCCI against the. So, as per usual end up all these podcasts episodes with either cuisine test to test your knowledge, it's arts, but for the most parts. Onto bring up some huts, MMA takes here and wanted I'm going to say right now. But when you look at the all time women's rankings Yuhuan HHS. Is greater than. Ronda Rousey. Now what's the subjective How do you measure who is great popularity grades or your performance in the OCTA angry. How do you measure who really is the greatest was very subjective but I think it's fair. To say that you wanted to run a Rousey in terms of their performance in their isolated rain. In A. Champions or any time in the NFC are very similar and with that things are going right now I think I teach. Two years from this point on will be seen as greater than Rossi. Now would ever be asked poplar or more Pirozzi. No I don't think so I don't think that's ever GonNa Happen I didn't WanNa Rossi with doubts. will be forever and. Forever, be the proper woman spider of all time just because how huge he was. She transcended itself. I can't. I can't doubt that I really can't. But when I compare the careers around. Rossi Cicek. Their timeframe because both of them have very similar careers in this is the time line are almost connector so Runner Rossi she debuted in the AFC. She beat in the AFC. I'm looking at the `fridgerator, and that I'd like she was she was the inaugural women's bantamweight champion therefore her fight. For the ones bantamweight title even started because here's strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, and so when she made the move into the NFC coming in as already a champion and also a literal champions happened for the sometimes where we have like. We have was champions or champions. INVICTA were we have an invade like junior frazier Frei was invicta woman's champion. But when she got to the Fight Against Hansen, she was nauseous champion she was seen as a former champion. But for a run Rossy though strange I don't think anybody has. been other. This were she was a champion, another organization that she came in into the new organization as already a champion. So she defeated list Mucci Inter I. Yes. Yes. He fights first round in four minutes and four seconds in does debut. Now we compare that to your. So you check her first fight in the AFC was not title fight. He defeated you only in her first fight by decision. Her second was a title Eliminator Against Classic Adela to which she defeated Cadila biased decision. which gave for the number of containership bites to go against Carlos sparce who is who was the inaugural? Yes. He woman starring champion. And then from that point on want to completely sparce. And then she became the most dominant starring champion because he was champion from March fourteen, twenty, fifteen up until November four, twenty seventeen. So, it was a two years, two years, March April May June July, August Eric over. So it was two years in eight months. Walters had rain from March fourteen, twenty, fifteen only to four, two, thousand seventeen. Now, let's compare that to run Rossi. So. Unlike you WANNA check. She didn't have to go through a column neater. She's got the immediately like defending champion for the Bantamweight Division before does even abandoned rate. Like before. Anyone even had the opportunity to go compete for vet for title. So her title reign came in from February. Twenty three to twenty, thirteen and affair between three, hundred, thirteen and ended on November fifteen, twenty fifteen. So both fighters end up losing their title within the span of two years. Wasser titles on November duration to me. Yeah. So both of them had premature cement tile their tattle run was pretty much the same in terms of days. Ronda Rousey two years a two and a half years. You WanNA teach at two and a half years. who had the more impressive atrium dominant victories enter timeframe as champions without a doubt it is Rhonda. Rousey. Like that's the hard truth here. She's had the more dominant run and although a lot of people right now are saying all Ronda Rousey is a rated because the Bantamweight Division during that time period wasn't off strong. And we compare the competition between you want to change and Rossi with hindsight knowing what we know right now it is safe to say that you want to teach. The to her time fighting hurt her time the FCC level competent she had to deal with was a lot more deeper depth into it converted to run a Rossi because let's say you want to teach exceleron she fought against quite Adila, Carlos Farther, Dis- Capena Valerie Laterna which is which really isn't much. She defeated Cordell again a peak version of Carolina. Yet remember even though she's not doing the right now Carolina was at one point raid on good fighter. Just drop it in the loss against rows. And rows nominees. You can argue right now has to have the best footwork in all of you in boxing. And Rosanna. After, two fights throws not Munis her her second biggest rose nahmias was widely considered to be one of the best sides of the entire year. She goes on Merck's Torres fight against the current champion champion values to Janko loss that fight defeated a real underrated Michelle waterson and had the fight of your contender gets Zhang. So, even in losses she's still she's still fighting the highest level and in the winter she goes through although she's not merging people completely the same way how run Rossi amongst people within less than a minute your check when Durham's champion during in all these unanimous decision victory she's had she's had. One two, three four. So she had four unanimous decision victories in the span of two and a half years. Escobedo run Rossi. All our fights don't end up by decision. But that doesn't mean it's not like anyone precedent. When we look at the competition Rhonda Rossi, who did he fight? So she gets lists Mucci this. Pioneer Pioneer, a woman's fighting I respect that. Michigan State Right. Sarah McMahon. Alexis Davis. Cats Gone Beth Korea and then she lost to Holly Home. Also Menounos. Everything was runner-up Makerere. Amana Nunez is hoping to. At her enemy career endless so. Sir McMahon Alexis. Davis catching on Beth Korea. Ronda Rousey. Is Six end to enter career. Now, let's compare that with Nike check. Term Okada Cadila Carolina six just got drawn. Than Torres and Michelle. Waterson. You want. Is Ten and five in her run although her is lot more weaker than an runner off the when he looked at primarily the performances of you WanNa teach it was around the rosty you have to reward you especially since title about her title fight against frozen Muniz that I think is a huge. Is the biggest difference between how you measure your want Rossi. In that yeah you want to again she had donald title run and lost it. But unlike Amanda Nunez, she kept on putting on the fight of the night of your content could in fights he's awesome performances although losing really great showings and if you to ask anybody, you'd say, Oh, you want one more exciting fighters in all of EMC. And during during Cameron, Rousey. She herself is exciting personality, but there's a lot of people who questioned whether or not a Rossi fights is fun because. There's like it turned off my friends that we had to go spend money to go watch Rossi fights. Bucks and the fight ended in fourteen seconds, and it's against competition who at the time weren't seeing all that high. So, if I were to compare the competition and competitive performances I, would say you want off personally for me our pick you want to check over on a Rossi and her second in a second wing of recurring. Here's the evening when I teach in the past three years has won only two fights to in four in the past three years. It is hard to debate whether. Is still top three or top five in her respect the division in the Woman Start Division, and then you can't do the same thing about Ronda. Rousey your. Is still an elite level fighter planes on Rossi right now they like don't e- progress or in Rasi pleasure in the AFC right now how will she do herself in the women's Bantamweight Division on don't really sure how she can handle against Gr or asking lad or a Jennifer my I'm sure about that. So who's more popular Rossi who's more importance overall in terms of? Expanding beyond. Sports. Culture Ronda Rousey owns arts in the map Ronda Rousey. Yes. WHO's had the best performances and the better career within the confines of UFC mixed martial arts has to be WANNA and I place that more important than what run Rossio senator. Clear. So that's what I play on. You want to eat in the all time rankings for woman higher than run Rossi, and there goes my heartache for woman's mixture arts. Also feel domestic me this brings close for today's podcast. You have been a great audience. All I gotta say is thank you. Thank you for listening to the GMC woman's MMA podcast brought to you by the US MC podcast network. Essay please remember to subscribe to the show and write a nicer view that really helps us all spa us on facebook twitter and instagram. Thank you and have again. You've been listening to the Golden State media concepts women's mixed martial arts podcast part of the Golden State, media concepts, podcast network. 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Eurobash: Episode 36 (w/ Leon Edwards, Roberto Soldic, Scott Askham)

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1:32:32 hr | 1 year ago

Eurobash: Episode 36 (w/ Leon Edwards, Roberto Soldic, Scott Askham)

"We are back. Euro, bash thirty six it's happened again full of energy. We're trying to bring it up because we provoke meal at the moment. We need to for this one is all doing here comes oil oil. How are you? Try to get through. We're Hoppy, we're hobby. Martial arts. The weekend is being low going on. I thought about an hour sleep. Whoo thrones. What later every all happening. Can you feel the excitement of room? Yeah. Shabu. Right. Let's hit these headlines Darren -til, I'm on Edwards are going over to Robbie Lawler. Follow toy would lease withdrawal from UFC, Minneapolis happens on June twenty ninth, we're gonna call them from tar. What do you think enough while you surprised see tail comedy, I want to iron, I've said as vocally I want darn you said, if only, but it's the only way you can say is I don't retain this hard now. I wanna wanna see telly take a little bit of time off on I wanna see Darren go two hundred and eighty five pounds and chills. The body we've talked a lot in the past, and I just feel uncomfortable in return offered out had injuries. Nasi Nasi knock at one for the ages. One point K o get really, you know, it is I'd love to see Darren go to one eighty five on I'd love to just get it right. Just jump back into anything. That's that's. I don't see the moment. Yeah. And especially like he's talking about one seventy five obviously can't make one seven that short notice. So, yeah, I tend to agree, which I'd love to see Leon Edwards. Get that for only doubt. He will like this is the thing. Like I mean it's also rubber Lawler. You. Trying to get Robbie Lawler to be interested in the legend, and I think they're gonna actually still if a north has made it while, you know, it's really bugs me. Infuriates me if it's a lot older fighters this it's been made already really. Made a poor decision here. It's right disrespectful again as Leon said before the fall. You've got he was disrespected by and the promotion, you'll be hearing from them later on, so I'm looking forward to, and it is, it's just disappointing. The have had a massive opportunity to promote a on this side of the Pont, who's on a mass of winning streak and lows goals division, and they failed to recognize the fantasy at the deal with give them a fucking good want that for anything. That's a perfect. I mean farmer champion as we talk about today with Leon. He just needs a fight now to bridge that gap into the toilet converse. Seven four win streak won't ruin to him, which will let on about it later. I mean every welterweight wants his Joe abo was every really, there was a the Santa's incursion. Sergio. They call. She royce. Yeah. But every well the way once it, I mean do you think they will find an opponent for rub there? Yeah. Galway's win to step open to. Yeah. So if he doesn't want on your Liane Edwards, then you know, it is it's a perfect fight. Robbie's been faltering bit obviously, since he lost his world title. It just depends on what plans on Edwards for me. At the moment. They don't really seem to lightly for some reason. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's massively. And let's talk about what happened the case for you know, in very quickly. We'll get into later. Of course, Roberto solid success. He defends the way around with a force round. One point knock out of Christian Boesky as Scott. Ask them got a two-round KO over mogul material and their rematch. He has not K as w middleweight champion on what they did with that flowing on real during the broadcast on K as W w announced their fifty event, which will be in Wimbley in London September fourteenth also said that the freeze ask them Narcan. Cozy will be on that. We've also seen Chris feels on Yanic Bahati verbally agree. I think that's that that would add to the to the event and interest in there for me September fourteenth is the same day as Saddam. So I mean, that's, that's going to be qui