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Three Amigos Podcast interviews with Tom Lawlor, Jim Miller and Darrion Caldwell

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The Three Amigos are back with your weekly dose of fighter interviews. This week's episode features UFC standouts, Tom Lawlor and Jim Miller, as well as Bellator featherweight contender, Darrion Caldwell.

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Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast fun. This episode is loaded with great content, courtesy of our special guests, UFC light-heavyweight standout, Tom Lawlor, UFC lightweight staple, Jim Miller and Bellator featherweight contender, Darrion Caldwell. There's no Weight List with George Lockhart this week, as he had commitments in Las Vegas to some athletes on the UFC 196 card.

Here is a summary of each interview segment, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

UFC light-heavyweight standout, Tom Lawlor (interview starts at the 48:25 mark of the audio) sat in with the Amigos to discuss:

-Being the perennial underdog
-Thoughts on athletes that go in specifically to grind out a win with no attempt at a finish
-The aspect of Anderson's game he appreciates most
-If the IV re-hydration played any part in his decision to stay at LHW
-Factors contributing to the new & improved Tom Lawlor
-The fine points of training at Syndicate MMA
-If he's noticed more media attention due to being on a McGregor card
-Thoughts on Bellator 149
-Thoughts on freakshow fights
-How he feels his body is holding up after nearly 13 years in the sport
-Where he sees himself in 5 years
-Motivation for staying competitive
-His predictions for his own fight, Tate/Holm and McGregor/Diaz
-What change he would make for the betterment and advancement of the sport

UFC lightweight staple, Jim Miller (interview starts at the 1:18:55 mark of the audio) stopped by to discuss:

-If he feels he HAS to get a finish against Diego Sanchez to win the fight
-Judging issues
-Aspects of Sanchez' game he appreciates
-Where he feels he's made the most improvement in his own skillset
-His move away from AMA to branch out on his own
-If he's got his weight cuts down to a science
-If he ever envisions moving up to 170
-His take on Bellator 149
-If he feels Nate Diaz has a good chance against McGregor
-If he feels that the pay standards that McGregor is reshaping will have much of an impact on the whole roster
-If he would rather see the $50K bonus cap lifted or $50k bonuses for all finishes
- What change he would make for the betterment and advancement of the sport

Bellator featherweight contender, Darrion Caldwell (interview starts at the 1:55:20 mark of the audio), took over the guest chair to discuss:

-Thoughts on Warren's skillset
-If a win over Warren would be as meaningful as winning an NCAA world title or winning the Bellator strap
-If, after 2 fights at bantamweight, he feels he has his cuts down to a science
-His take on Warren offering to fight Dantas
-What he feels is a reasonable time-frame to train for a short notice fight
-If he feels that athletes that take fights on just a few days notice are setting themselves up for future health troubles
-If his friendship with Shawn Bunch is still intact after defeating him
-If he's satisfied with the level of opponents he's been getting
-If he feels the depth of the division is stable enough to continue giving him a challenge
-Thoughts on the free agent migration to Bellator
-What his other career or life goals are

This week's Master Debater segment had a bonus round. The topic was the calculate euthanization of a fighter's career by an outside entity. Round 1 can be found at the 39:50 mark, and Round 2 can be found at the 2:24:40 mark.

The hosts discussed a variety of topics that included:

-Jimmy Kimmel's "Liewitness News" segment featuring UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger
-Super Tuesday and Donald Trump craziness
-Fight Pass glitches
-Fight Night 83
-If Bisping/Silva went as we thought
-If Herb Dean reffed the fight fairly
-If we agree with the fight's decision
-If Anderson Silva should retire
-Matt Mitrione's appeal
-Ronda Rousey's odd PR demands
-Miesha Tate's scientific approach to her training regimen
-Wanderlei Silva signing with Bellator
-Prediction standings (Stephie still in the lead)
-Predictions for Bellator 151 and UFC 196
-Mookie's 3-day suspension for starting a food fight in his middle school cafeteria

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