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Three Amigos No. 70: James Vick, Beneil Dariush, Brandon Halsey, Carrington Banks, George Lockhart

The Three Amigos are back with their 70th episode featuring interviews with James Vick, Beneil Dariush, Brandon Halsey and Carrington Banks, as well as the 27th installment of the Weight List.

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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 lightweight standouts, James Vick and Beneil Dariush, who will face each other Saturday night on the UFC 199 card. We also have a pair of Bellator fighters in former middleweight champion, Brandon Halsey and undefeated prospect, Carrington Banks. The 27th edition of the Weight List is here and focuses on George Lockhart's work with fighters from Saturday's card: Urijah Faber, James Vick, Dustin Poirier and Tom Breese.

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.

Weight List No. 27 (17:45 mark)

George and Iain discuss the finer points of the weight cutting process and reloads for a quartet of UFC 199 athletes:

  • Urijah Faber
  • James Vick
  • Dustin Poirier
  • Tom Breese

If you have a question you'd like to submit to The Weight List Mailbag, please e-mail or shoot him a tweet @iainkidd. You can also drop your question off on our Facebook fan page:

James Vick dropped by to discuss: (41:40 mark)

  • Why he was ready to get right back into another fight less than 6 weeks after his last one
  • His ideal fighting schedule
  • Where he feels Dariush is strongest
  • His fiery take on the upcoming weight-cutting regs
  • How he sees Poirier/Green fight going
  • His take on Dan Henderson's career
  • His breakdown and prediction for his own fight

Beneil Dariush stopped in to discuss: (56:00 mark)

  • His willingness to take short notice fights
  • Why he took such a fast turnaround fight
  • His approach to adjusting to height and reach disparities with fighters like Vick
  • How he successfully incorporates his high level grappling into a well-rounded skillset
  • His thoughts on the Chiesa fight
  • Thoughts on upcoming weight-cutting regs
  • How he sees Rockhold/Bisping going
  • His breakdown and prediction for his own fight

Brandon Halsey sat in to discuss: (1:08:05 mark)

  • What it was like in those first few days following his loss to Carvalho
  • Who he had winning the Carvalho/Manhoef fight
  • His analysis of their performances
  • Judging issues
  • If he feels ring rust is a real phenomenon
  • If there's anything in Salter's game that may give him cause for concern

Carrington Banks discussed: (1:21:05 mark)

  • Why he feels wrestling is the best base to develop a complete MMA skillset around
  • What he thinks of the UFC's new weight cutting regs if they were to be rolled out sport-wide
  • How he ended up in Bellator after a successful TUF stint
  • If he feels it's time for TUF to be retired
  • Discussion on opponent, C.J. Keith

The hosts discussed a variety of current news that included:

  • Fight Night 88 in review
  • Who should be next for Cody Garbrandt
  • Renan Barao's recent fighting issues
  • The premature writing off of Thomas Almeida
  • Jessica Eye's disappointing performance
  • Conor McGregor's decision to work with George Lockhart year round
  • His comments that he was "slapping Nate Diaz in the head for 8 minutes"
  • Fight announcements
  • Staff standings (Stephie still in the lead)
  • UFC 199 predictions

You can check out the entire 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 Podcast, Geroge Lockhart, Iain Kidd and Mookie Alexander or our Facebook fan page, Three Amigos Pod.

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