Former UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz calls in and talks about UFC Phoenix, recovering from shoulder surgery, TJ Dillashaw’s handling of his loss to Henry Cejudo, Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz, and much more. Then, “The Predator” Francis Ngannou joins the show and discusses the biggest win of his career over Cain Velasquez,
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis calls in and talks about moving up to the UFC Welterweight division to fight Wonderboy Thompson in the main event of UFC Nashville, his Fight of the Night against Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman at UFC 235, and more. First, CM Punk joins the show and discussing doing color commentary at CFFC 72 on UFC Fight Pass, his fight against Mike Jackson at UFC 225, his fighting future, and a lot more. Plus, “Cold Pursuit” actor Aleks Paunovic sits in for the entire show and helps the guys make their picks and preview UFC 234.
First, the Funkmaster himself, Aljo Sterling, joins Jim and Matt in-studio to talk about his UFC Phoenix fight against Jimmie Rivera and helps the guys break down all the action from UFC Fortaleza. Then, #4 UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera calls in and discusses his UFC Phoenix bout with Aljamain Sterling, Marlon Moraes’s huge win over Raphael Assuncao in Fortaleza, his path to a title shot, and more. Finally, UFC Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker calls in and talks about his UFC 234 title defense against Kelvin Gastelum, never wanting to go back to Welterweight, Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva, and more.
#15 UFC Women’s Flyweight Paige VanZant joins the show and talks about her big win over Rachael Ostovich at UFC Brooklyn after a year away from the Octagon, recovering from two surgeries on her broken arm, feeling totally comfortable training at home in Oregon, getting married, and more, including answering fan questions.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone joins Jim, Matt, and Din Thomas in-studio at the top of the show to talk about his UFC on ESPN+ 1 fight against Alexander Hernandez, not knowing who Alexander was when he accepted the fight, chasing the 155 title, how his son has changed his mentality, getting his pilot’s license, and a lot more.
#2 UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis joins the show and talks about his March 9 headlining fight against Junior dos Santos in Wichita, Kansas, what he learned from the DC fight at UFC 230, answers some fan questions, and more. Then, UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo calls in, briefly, before being interrupted by a fire alarm going off in his hotel room. Plus…
UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about trying to become a two-division champ when he challenges Henry Cejudo for the UFC Flyweight title in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 1, working with strength and conditioning coach Sam Calavitta at The Treigning Lab, preparing to make weight at 125 lbs., Mighty Mouse, Dominick Cruz, and much more.
UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and #3 UFC Women’s Strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff join Jim and Matt in-studio to discuss a variety topics including Amanda’s UFC 232 superfight with Cris Cyborg, Nina’s huge win over Claudia Gadelha at UFC 231, how Amanda proposed to Nina, and much, much more. Plus, the guys talk about Dominick Cruz’s shoulder injury, Nick Diaz’s fighting future, and the UFC 235 fight between Jeremy Stephens and Zabit Magomedsharipov.
“Raging” Al Iaquinta joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about his big win over Kevin Lee at UFC Milwaukee, feeling like he’s in a good place with the UFC, loving every minute of fight week, possible next opponents, and much more. Before that, Rob Font calls in and talks about his own impressive win over Sergio Pettis, discovering jiu-jitsu while delivering pizzas in Florida, not calling anyone out, and more. Plus, the guys recap all the action from the final UFC on Fox card, and talk about a potential Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou fight, Kamaru Usman posting a photo of a signed bout agreement vs. Tyron Woodley, and more.
“The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee calls in and tries to get Matt to give away Al Iaquinta’s game plan ahead of their headlining UFC Milwaukee rematch, and discusses what he expects from Al, learning from their first fight, chasing titles, and he answers some fan questions. Then, Jessica-Rose Clark joins the show and talks about her UFC Milwaukee fight against Andrea Lee, tattoos, training in Las Vegas, and more. Plus, the guys make their picks and preview UFC Milwaukee.
#1 UFC Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko calls in and discusses her UFC 231 title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, her three unanimous decision wins over Joanna during their Muay Thai days, cornering her sister Antonina during her successful UFC debut, and much more, including answering fan questions. Plus, the great Renzo Gracie joins Matt and guest co host Jamie “English” Crowder in-studio to talk about his win over Yuki Kondo, his “fodacy” mindset, and help the guys preview UFC 231 and make their picks.
#1 UFC Featherweight, Brian “T-City” Ortega, and his striking coach James Luhrsen, call in and talk to Jim and Matt about his UFC 231 title fight against Max Holloway, Khabib vs. Conor, Kron Gracie, and a lot more. Plus, the guys go over their picks and discuss all the action from the TUF 28 Finale and UFC Adelaide.
UFC Featherweight champion Max “Blessed” Holloway joins Jim and Matt in-studio and talks about his UFC 231 title fight against Brian Ortega, dealing with the cancellation of their originally scheduled UFC 226 title fight, wanting to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Chuck vs. Tito, answers some fan questions, and much more. Plus, the guys do their picks for the TUF 28 Finale and UFC Adelaide.
First, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones joins Jim and Matt in-studio at the top of the show to talk about his return to the Octagon at UFC 232 on December 29 against Alexander Gustafsson, a potential move up to Heavyweight and a third fight with DC, new contenders in the UFC Light Heavyweight division like Anthony Smith and Dominick Reyes, USADA, and much more.
Newly-acquired UFC Welterweight Ben Askren calls in and talks to Jim and guest co-host Luis J. Gomez about the historic trade that brought him to the UFC, a potential debut matchup against Robbie Lawler, his relationships with Tyron Woodley and Dana White, Colby Covington’s trash talk, weight cutting, and much more.
Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch joins the show after making his successful, short-notice UFC debut against Cezar Ferreira in Argentina and discusses how the fight went, what he’d like next, and his incredible journey from drug smuggling to Rikers Island to the Octagon. Before that, UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald makes his first appearance on the show and talks about UFC Argentina, auditioning to become a UFC play-by-play guy, underrated fighters, and more.
First, “The Future” Maycee Barber joins the show and talks to Matt and guest co-host Jamie “English” Crowder about her successful Octagon debut against Hannah Cifers at UFC Denver, wanting to fight Mackenzie Dern next, not feeling nerves going into her fights, and much more. Then, UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin calls in and discusses the UFC’s 25th anniversary, new developments at the UFC Performance Institute, grappling Shaq, and more.
The Double Champ, Daniel Cormier, joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the first half of the show and talks about his UFC 230 Heavyweight title defense against Derrick Lewis, the possibility of fighting Jon Jones or Brock Lesnar next, his relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Demetrious Johnson/Ben Askren “trade”, and much more. Plus, the guys break down all the action from Moncton, Yair Rodriguez replacing Frankie Edgar against The Korean Zombie at UFC Denver, and Mighty Mouse and Ben Askren switching places in a historic MMA trade.