UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Nicco Montaño joins the show and discusses her long-awaited return to the Octagon against Valentina Shevchenko on September 8 at UFC 228, coming into the fight as a big betting underdog, getting a new apartment after winning TUF and becoming the inaugural champion, recovering from health issues over the last year or so, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt talk about their first day recording at a new studio, and discuss Justin Bucholz’s comments about Cody Gardbrandt’s UFC 227 performance, Tony Ferguson announcing he’s medically cleared to return to fighting, Kamaru Usman preparing to step in for Tyron Woodley or Darren Till if he’s needed, and more.
UFC Welterweight, and friend of the show, Mickey Gall joins the show and talks to the guys about fighting George Sullivan on August 25 at UFC Lincoln, learning from his loss to Randy Brown at UFC 217, working on his striking with Joe Schilling, living with Yves Edwards in Los Angeles, and more. Plus, comic Big Jay Oakerson joins in-studio and talks about how he got into MMA, Khabib vs. Conor, his new special “The Crowd Work Sessions 2”, and more. Then, Jim and Matt discuss some MMA gossip and recently announced fights.
“Killer” Cub Swanson calls in ahead of his UFC 227 bout with rising contender Renato Moicano and talks to Matt and guest cohost Phoenix Carnevale about how the fight with Renato came to be, how they match up stylistically, training with TJ Dillashaw at The Treigning Lab, expecting twin boys in the coming weeks, and more. Later, the great Din Thomas calls in for an impromptu phoner and helps break down the main and co-main events of UFC 227, and gives an update on a possible Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg fight. Plus, Matt, Phoenix, and Chris the Producer make their UFC 227 picks, discuss some MMA gossip, and Phoenix her own Movie Minute featuring “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.
Former UFC Bantamweight champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about his UFC 227 championship rematch with TJ Dillashaw, having the best training camp of his life preparing for this fight, life as a new father, and much more, including answering some fan questions. Plus, the guys recap all the action from Calgary and discuss Renzo Gracie’s submission win over Yuki Kondo, Conor McGregor’s plea deal, and Khabib’s comments on how a possible matchup with Conor would go.
Former UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy calls in and talks about his new Discovery Channel show “Hard to Kill”, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in its purest form, and the workout he was doing right before joining the show, amongst other things. Plus, Jim and Matt break down Anthony Smith’s dominant win over Shogun Rua and the rest of the action from Hamburg, Germany over the weekend, DC’s open letter to Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva’s one-year USADA suspension for a tainted supplement, and Jim debuts his new segment, “Jimmy’s Cinema Jam” featuring the movie Skyscraper.
“El Pantera” Yair Rodriguez joins the show and talks to Jim, Matt, and Ray Longo, about his UFC release and return, what he’s been working on since his loss to Frankie Edgar, fighting Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228, and more. Plus, the guys discuss the action from Singapore this past weekend, Claudia Gadelha’s successful knee surgery, Kevin Lee’s GSP callout, and more.