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Three Amigos 119: Mighty Mouse, Jason Parillo

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson talks Garbrandt, Cruz, weight cuts. Esteemed striking coach Jason Parillo talks Bisping, Penn, boxing/MMA crossovers.

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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 flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and ome of the best striking coaches in all of combat sports, Jason Parillo. We also have new installments of our popular segments: RantyPants™ and Sports That Can’t Stop No Double Leg ™.

Ordered Listing with timestamps:

RantyPants™ - 17:20

Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 31:10

Jason Parillo – 42:50

Demetrious Johnson – 1:17:25

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.

Jason Parillo (42:50 mark)

  • Introduction/background in combat sports
  • The most difficult aspect of taking a top tier fighter to championship level
  • How Michael Bisping has managed to keep evolving in his late thirties while other fighters have deteriorated much sooner
  • Bisping’s footwork
  • What’s easiest and most difficult about working with champions and former champions
  • Similarities/differences in gameplans for GSP and Romero
  • BJ Penn discussion
  • The key to shutting down unorthodox strikers
  • Heavy discussion on boxing/MMA crossover fights

Demetrious Johnson (1:17:25 mark)

  • Thoughts on Reis getting title shot over Benavidez
  • Use of heavy knees while backed up against the fence
  • Thoughts on lack of excitement for flyweights
  • Advantages/disadvantages to 25’ cage vs. 30’ cage
  • Gaming discussion
  • Most difficult fight to prepare for
  • If he is also interested in having a boxing match
  • Thoughts on Ray Borg’s callout
  • Thoughts on a future rematch with Cruz
  • Cody Garbrandt discussion
  • Ian McCall discussion
  • Worst weight cut ever

The hosts discuss a variety of topics that include:

  • UFC 210 recap
  • Cormier and #Towelgate
  • UFC retirements (Rumble, Predator)
  • Conor McGregor in a treehouse
  • Snoop picks a side (Bones Baby!)
  • Dana White saying Gegard doesn’t deserve more money
  • RantyPants™
  • Sports That Can’t Stop No Double Leg™
  • Staff predictions and standings

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