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Our own Nick Baldwin and Eddie Mercado are back to interview five individuals in the fight game and we have an audio compilation of all five interviews right here for your listening pleasure.

Our own Nick Baldwin and Eddie Mercado are back to interview five individuals in the fight game and we have an audio compilation of all five interviews right here for your listening pleasure. Let’s dive right in...

1st up - Montel Jackson found out UFC 230 fight was off on bus to arena... 0:24

Nick Baldwin speaks with UFC bantamweight Montel Jackson, who meets Brian Kelleher at UFC 232 on Dec. 29, in Las Vegas. Jackson discusses his fight against Kelleher getting scrapped from UFC 230 the day of the card, his win on Contender Series, growing from his loss in his UFC debut in August, once considering not signing with the UFC right away because he’s still green, and more.

2nd - Calvin Kattar reflects after rebounding at UFC Moncton, looking ‘onward and upward’... 10:01

Nick Baldwin speaks with UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar about his teammates Rob Font and Mike Rodriguez’s fights at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee, his recent win over Chris Fishgold at UFC Moncton in October, coming off a loss to Renato Moicano, when he wants to get back in the cage, his MMA promotion Combat Zone, and more.

3rd - James Krause says not doing ‘anything right’ leads to his success in fights... 18:55

Nick Baldwin speaks with UFC welterweight James Krause about his teammate Zak Cummings’ fight against Trevor Smith at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee, his recent move up to welterweight, his unorthodox style giving his opponents difficulty, his quiet winning streak, when he wants to get back into the cage, and more.

4th - Raufeon Stots eyeing UFC spot, but willing to fight in LFA again if necessary... 32:12

Nick Baldwin speaks with Raufeon Stots about his recent win at LFA 55 last month, why he is not in the UFC yet, why now is the right time for the premier promotion to sign him, the UFC’s return to Milwaukee and his teammates’ fights, and more.

5th - Chad Mendes of UFC 232 talks Volkanovski, grilling elk hearts, and the real 145 lb G.O.A.T. - 41:33

Eddie Mercado speaks with the UFC’s #5 featherweight Chad “Money” Mendes ahead of his UFC 232 matchup with Alexander Volkanovski on December 29, 2018.

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*Intro/Outro music has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson