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Three Amigos No. 035: Matt Mitrione talks bad contract negotiations, Overeem, PED issues, free agency

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The Three Amigos are back with an absolutely sizzling interview with UFC heavyweight lightning rod, Matt Mitrione. As is his modus operandi, "Meathead" did not hold back, and gave an unfiltered take on several topics. It's definitely a "must listen."

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It's Tuesday, and the Three Amigos are back (despite saying we were skipping this week for the holidays, we decided to treat our listeners to a bonus quickie show) with a special holiday edition for our listeners. Up for your listening pleasure is an absolutely sizzling interview with UFC heavyweight lightning rod, Matt Mitrione. As is his modus operandi, "Meathead" did not hold back, and gave an unfiltered take on several topics. It's definitely a "must listen."

Here is a summary of the interview, complete with a time stamp for your convenience. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it. The Three Amigos hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday.

This week's episode contains just the one interview, with no extra commentary from the hosts. Our special guest, as mentioned above, is UFC heavyweight attraction, Matt Mitrione (interview starts at 01:00 of the audio) with the following discussion bullet points:

-If Travis Browne's being under the limelight of his very public relationship with Ronda Rousey will affect his performance
-Thoughts on Edmund Tarverdyan's coaching abilities
-What he took from the Rothwell loss
-The internal battle between reactionary instinct and corner instruction
-Blackzilian camp closure rumors
-Thoughts on Barnett/Rothwell
-If a Rothwell rematch holds any real importance to him
-Thoughts on Overeem/dos Santos performances
-Thoughts on physique changes
-Jon Jones' "messing with the perfect recipe" and possible move to heavyweight
-Details of contract negotiations with the UFC
-Exploring free agency
-Conor McGregor's impact on the UFC fighter payroll
-Thoughts on Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt making more than most UFC fighters
-The difficulty of maintaining decent relations outside the Octagon with sponsors since the Reebok deal
-What he felt the most important stories from 2015 were
-Admiration and praise for Rose Namajunas
-What his goals for 2016 are
-Thoughts on the new Star Wars movie
-New Year's resolutions

You can check out the show here or via the embedded player below. Remember, if you're looking for us on SoundCloud or iTunes, we're under the MMA Nation name. Follow our Twitter accounts: Stephie HaynesThree Amigos PodcastIain Kidd and Mookie Alexander or our Facebook fan page, Three Amigos Podcast.