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Weekly Podcast Round up – 9th November 2019

Catch up on all the latest goings-on in the world of MMA podcasting.

Bloody Elbow Presents – Episode: UFC Moscow – The 6th Round SBN MMA Post-Fight Show

Favourite Quote: "He’s a drag racer in a Le Mans race" (on Khadis Ibragimov vs Ed Herman)

As the boys pointed out this episode should probably be called the 4th Round and not the 6th Round Post Fight Show following the 3rd round main event between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar. The general consensus in this podcast was the UFC Moscow card was disappointing with moments of brilliance as Eddie Mercado went on to say "there were very few wow moments".

Thoughts on the Zabit-Calvin fight was that it ended as many expected, with Zabit controlling the early stanzas and beginning to take his foot off the gas in third. Zane Simon expressed his relief for Danny Roberts getting a much needed KO victory following a string of losses. However, the most interesting part of this podcast by both Eddie and Zane was the words of praise for the Prince of War: Greg Hardy, who they believed, "failed upwards". Hardy who has had a rather sour welcome to the UFC following his fall from grace, finally seemed to gain the respect of MMA fans. Could this be a turning point for him? I would love to hear Eddie and Zane’s thoughts on this one.

Believe You Me – Episode 175: Mazz Cow

Favourite Quote: "I lost a f-ing eye and I’m still going to win."

Michael Bisping is back to his savage best in this episode. Pulling no punches, Bisping was extremely critical of Nate Diaz’s post-fight complaints following his BMF title fight with Jorge Masvidal. The former 185 champion said, "The Diaz brothers are throwing their toys out of the pram" and that he finds it "wholly unattractive." While slightly backtracking and proclaiming he was a fan of both brothers but there was no deep conspiracy, with the UFC out to get them.

There was also some interesting match-making going on in this podcast, advocating Conor McGregor to fight the younger Diaz brother in a rubber match. Interestingly Bisping is all aboard for Masvidal to face boxing superstar, Golden Boy – Canelo Alvarez.

You’re Welcome! With Chael Sonnen- Episode: The Hit List

Favourite Quote: "He was like a shark, he smelt blood, he went in for the kill" (Chael Sonnen on Edmen Shahbazyan).

There’s no bad guy like the undefeated and undisputed Uncle Chael. This podcast has lots of talk of what to do with Israel Adesanya. Sonnen explored the likelihood that Welterweight is Israel’s true division and claimed that "Adesanya is not big enough for Jon Jones." He went on to say that a potential Stylebender vs Colby Covington match-up could be huge if Izzy was looking for the elusive ‘Champ-Champ’ status.

Chael provided some interesting insight into the mind of Kevin Lee. He stated the Motown Phenom despite looking good in recent fights was suffering with the loss of his mentor and the pressures of playing the mentor figure to his younger brother (who trains with him). Chael was very commending about his recent victory over undefeated Lightweight prospect Gregor Gillespie.

UFC Unfiltered – Episode UF 340: Corey Anderson and Calvin Kattar

Favourite Quote: "You can’t grade it anything less than an A++" (Corey Anderson on his performance vs Johnny Walker)

This podcast was filled with not one, but two fighter call-ins. Corey Anderson coming off the back of his TKO victory against Walker was fired up. He commented the gameplan was initially to let Walker move around and gas himself out. Anderson and his coaches seemed to believe there was a gaping hole in Walker’s game and he didn’t have any defence thus allowing Corey to meet Walker’s face like a "train collision".

Calvin Kattar was also on the show talking about Zabit’s conditioning. He felt he would have the advantage over Zabit in a five-round fight but accepted the three-round main event because he didn’t want any excuses if he won. Matt Serra and Jim Norton both echoed these concerns before jokingly claiming that they would find out how powerful Zabit was with the UFC if they both ended up getting fired.

MMA Fighting – Episode 59: Eurobash

Favourite Quote: "Absolutely" (Paddy Holohan on the possibilities of him becoming the Irish President)

This was perhaps my favorite MMA podcast of the week. 53 mins into the show, former Irish UFC fighter Paddy Holohan came on to promote his autobiography. There were some interesting conversations into his strained relationship with estranged former coach John Kavannagh. He claimed the SBG head coach did not have his back. However, things are looking up with his political career and we could very well see ourselves with the first former UFC fighter-president.

Cage Warriors CEO, Graham Boylan made strong statements about the positive outlook of Irish MMA talent. He believed that the new influx of Irish fighters would be the "Irish Invasion version 2". Cage Warriors promotion are looking to close the year out with an all-Irish card in Dublin.

What were your favourite podcasts moments in the the last week?

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