UFC Unfiltered UF198: The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng Joins In-Studio, and a UFC Fight Night Chile Recap
Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show, comic, and big UFC fan, Ronny Chieng, joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the full show and talks about how he got into UFC, practicing Wing Chun for many years, standup comedy, and a lot more. Plus, the guys break down the action from UFC Fight Night Chile this past weekend and discuss a UFC 225 bout order reshuffle, Yair Rodriguez being released from the UFC, and Matt raises some complaints about a promotional picture he does not like.
UFC Unfiltered UF197: Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman Call In Ahead of Their UFC Chile Main Event Bout
“The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman calls in and talks about fighting short-notice opponent Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile, being excited to fight a higher-ranked opponent, physically disliking Colby Covington, how he matches up with Tyron Woodley, and a lot more. Then, #5 UFC Welterweight contender Demian Maia joins the show and discusses stepping in for the injured Santiago Ponzinibbio against Kamaru Usman, helping spread awareness of MMA to more South American countries like Chile, what went wrong in his last fight against Colby Covington, his new four-fight UFC contract, and more. Plus, Matt and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale talk about Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier 2, a UFC Chile preview and picks, and a brand new installment of Matt’s Move Minute featuring Avengers: Infinity War.
UFC Unfiltered UF196: Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry Join The Show, and a UFC 224 Recap
UFC Women’s Strawweight champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas, and Pat Barry, call in and talk to Matt and guest co-host Jamie “English” Crowder about UFC 224, Raquel Pennington’s corner team, who’s next in line for the UFC Women’s Strawweight title, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres, Justin Gaethje, and a more. Plus, Matt and Jamie break down all the action from Rio de Janeiro at UFC 224 and discuss Yair Rodriguez’s release from the UFC.
UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra UF195: Vitor Belfort is Retiring and Wants to Manage Matt Serra, Sully Erna from Godsmack Joins In-Studio, and UFC 224 Preview and Picks
“The Phenom” Vitor Belfort calls in and discusses his final MMA fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 224, his post-retirement plans, a Legends League, and more. Then, Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna joins Jim and Matt in-studio and talks about the band’s new album “When Legends Rise”, meeting Don Frye after a PRIDE event in Japan, dealing with the rigors of touring life, and a lot more, including making a bet with Matt about Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Plus, the guys preview UFC 224 and make their picks.
UFC Unfiltered UF194: Dana White Talks GSP vs. Nate Diaz, the UFC Lightweight Title Picture, and Much More, and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson Breaks Down His UFC Liverpool Fight Against Darren Till
UFC President Dana White joins the show and discusses trying to put together a GSP vs. Nate Diaz Lightweight fight and an Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold at Light Heavyweight, working on a new contract with Eddie Alvarez, Nicco Montano’s status, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson, and the rest of the UFC Lightweight title picture, Leslie Smith’s labor complaint against Zuffa, Oscar De La Hoya’s “Golden Boy MMA” plans, Mario Yamasaki attending a refereeing seminar, Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania, and a lot more. Before that, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson calls in and talks about fighting Darren Till in Liverpool on May 27, the UFC Welterweight title picture, RDA vs. Colby Covington for the interim belt, how his thumbs are healing up, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt discuss news involving Ray Borg, UFC 225 and Illinois’ zero-tolerance marijuana policy, Gunnar Nelson’s knee injury, Dan Hardy’s possible Octagon return, amongst other things.
UFC Unfiltered UF193: Renzo Gracie Joins In-Studio, and Stipe Miocic and Kelvin Gastelum Join by Phone on This All-Time Classic Episode
The great Renzo Gracie, and BJJ Black belt Big Chuck, join Jim and Matt in-studio for the whole show. First, Kelvin Gastelum calls in and discusses his UFC 224 co-main event bout against Jacare Souza, potentially earning a title shot with a win, deciding to fight in Brazil again, having his friend request rejected by Mike Perry on Facebook, and more. Then, UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic calls in and talks about defending his title against Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, coaching on The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, his relationship with his coaches, how firefighting keeps him humble, and a lot more. Plus, Renzo teaches Matt a new foot-lock technique in-studio.
UFC Unfiltered UF187: UFC on FOX: Poirier vs. Gaethje Preview
Jim and Matt break down this weekend’s upcoming fights in Glendale, Arizona, and make their picks. Plus, the guys discuss Nick Diaz’s potential return to the Octagon after resolving his issues with USADA, Eddie Alvarez saying he’s Khabib Nurmagomedov’s “Kryptonite”, how Al Iaquinta was able to neutralize Khabib’s ground-and-pound, whether Al helped show the blueprint to beating Khabib or not, and, for the first time ever, a double Matt’s Movie Minute featuring Se7en and Ready Player One.
UFC Unfiltered UF186: Recapping UFC 223, the Wildest Week in UFC History, with Chuck Zito In-Studio
Actor, stuntman, and former Hells Angel, Chuck Zito joins Jim and Matt in-studio to break down all the action from UFC 223, including Matt’s full rundown from Al Iaquinta’s corner against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor’s chaotic stop in Brooklyn, and much more. Plus, the guys discuss Dana White’s response to Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza and a bunch of the recently announced fights from the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference.