UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.
Maycee Barber and Jackass' Chris Pontius
On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim and Matt chat with Maycee Barber fresh off her victory Saturday night at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw and Jackass star Chris Pontius. They also recap all the action from Saturday night, Matt shares a few stories and does a Matt’s Movie Minute (sort of). Jackass member Chris Pontius kicks off today's show. He reminisces about some of the craziest moments in Jackass history, from the origin of his famous Party Guy character to one of the newest members of the Jackass crew, Poopies, getting his hand bitten off by a shark for their Shark Week special. He also reveals a Jackass bit with martial arts legend Gene LeBell that never made it to air and tells the story of being shown UFC 2 when he was a kid training in muay thai and how he has been a fan since!  Then, Maycee Barber joins the show after her win against Miranda Maverick at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw. She reveals the backstory to her coach and UFC legend Urijah Faber's seemingly obvious corner advice, discusses why she called out Jessica Eye in her post-fight interview, and argues why she's confident the judges made the right decision by awarding her the win. Jim and Matt close out the show recapping all the excitement from UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw, including TJ Dillashaw's stunning victory over top contender Cory Sandhagen after a two-year absence, Raulian Paiva and Kyler Phillips' fight of the night performance in the co-main event, and  Darren Elkins' TKO victory over Darrick Minner.  Subscribe and follow @UFCUnfiltered Got a minute? Give us a 5-star review! Follow the show @UFCUnfiltered on Instagram Follow Jim Norton @JimNorton on Instagram Follow Matt Serra @MattSerraBJJ on Instagram Follow Maycee Barber @MayceeBarber Follow Chris Pontius @ChrisPontius and www.chrispontius.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26
59 min
Mickey Gall and UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw Preview
Learn all about "The Tale of the Five Town Tough Guy" and hear Jim and Matt's preview of this weekend's event on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Mickey Gall kicks off the show ahead of his bout against Jordan Williams at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw this Saturday night. He shares his take on the Sopranos prequel and how big a fan he is of the series, why his back injury kept him out of the Octagon for over a year, and what he thinks really happened in the viral video of fighter Joe Schilling when he got into a fight with a drunk bar patron.  Then, Matt tells his own story called "The Tale of the Five Town Tough Guy" about his experience in court from back in the day after a road rage altercation while driving with Rodrigo Gracie to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match. After that, Jim and Matt make their picks for UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw, including the main event featuring the return of TJ Dillashaw after his two year suspension against top Bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21
57 min
Billy Quarantillo and Comedian Mike Glazer
Happy birthday to the one and only Jim Norton -- hear Matt sing to him on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! After Matt serenades Jim for his birthday, comedian Mike Glazer joins the show. He and Matt become fast friends based on a particular smokey interest they both are very fond of. Glazer talks to Matt about some of his big wins during his UFC career, commiserates with Jim about returning to stand-up now that quarantine restrictions have been lifted, and shares how he first became a fan of the UFC watching fights like Ken Shamrock vs Royce Gracie with his dad. He also talks about being a Pan American Roller Hockey Champion, his training in bamboo stick fighting and marijuana. Then, our pal Billy Quarantillo joins the show fresh off his third round TKO win against Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises. He clears up what really happened during a key moment between rounds in his fight with Benitez, shares how his recent eye surgery has impacted his confidence in the Octagon, and reveals who he really wants his next opponent to be, and when he wants to compete.  Jim and Matt close the show by going over the rest of Saturday's card, including Islam Makhachev's dominant 4th round submission victory against Thiago Moises, Mateusz Gamrot's kimura submission against Jeremy Stephens, and Miesha Tate's TKO victory in her first fight in nearly five years against Marion Reneau.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19
1 hr 1 min
Miesha Tate and Islam Makhachev
We have a former UFC Champion -- and according to Khabib Nurmagomedov, a future UFC Champion -- on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! Jim and Matt open today's show discussing the official announcement of Nick Diaz's return against Robbie Lawler in a five-round bout at UFC 266.  Then, former UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate joins the show. She makes clear that her return against Marion Reneau in Saturday's UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moises co-main event is not a one-off, discusses how having children has impacted her mentality towards fighting, and shares why jumping into fight camp after nearly five years off was like riding a bicycle.  After Jim makes fun of the way he said 'buh-bye' to Miesha Tate and Matt asks about Jim's return to stand-up, Islam Makhachev joins the show ahead of his main event bout this Saturday at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moises from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He details how much weight he still has to cut by weigh-ins on Friday, invites Matt to Dagestan to train, discusses why Dagestan produces such great wrestlers and details what his motivation (much like Khabib’s) is for becoming a UFC Champion. Jim and Matt close the show reliving the horror of seeing a water bug when they were together last Saturday for UFC Watch Party, reviewing television shows and movies they are watching, and previewing fights on this Saturday’s card.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14
48 min
UFC 264 Recap, Ray Longo and Comedian Jim Florentine
Jim and Matt get together to discuss the big news from the weekend. Not just the trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264... their in-person reunion for UFC Watch Party! The guys kick off the show discussing how their first hug since the pandemic went, and whether or not Matt was able to keep Jim's couch clean while watching UFC 264 for the latest episode of UFC Watch Party. Then, coach and friend of the show Ray Longo calls in to discuss the fights from Saturday night with Jim and Matt. They talk about McGregor's comments and reactions from other fighters (including Ronda Rousey) after he broke his leg at the end of the first round of his bout against Poirier, what's next for the two Lightweights after their inconclusive trilogy bout, and key moments of the fight that stood out to the two coaches. They also cover whether or not Longo would do a shoey with Tai Tuivasa, what impressed them the most about Kris Moutinho in his first UFC bout against Sean O'Malley, and how Gilbert Burns was able to neutralize Stephen Thompson's striking. Comedian Jim Florentine closes out the show. He shares stories of when he bombed on MTV Spring Break with Pauly Shore during his first ever TV appearance, reveals which of the comedians he and Jim know are the most unlikeable, details his process for preparing for his latest stand-up special taping on July 24 in Fairfield, Connecticut and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12
52 min
UFC 264 Preview: Tai Tuivasa and Dricus du Plessis
It's the last episode of UFC Unfiltered before UFC 264, which is headlined by the highly anticipated trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor! First, Jim and Matt are joined by Dricus Du Plessis ahead of his fight against Trevin Giles at UFC 264 this Saturday. He discusses how he's managed to never go the distance in any of his 17 pro fights, reveals why his visa issues turned out to be a blessing in disguise, and talks about his goal of becoming a UFC Champion. “Did we just become best friends”? Matt and Dricus bond from the jump about spikey hair, respecting each others careers and sharing a very similar taste in television and movies. Then, Tai Tuivasa calls in before his bout with Greg Hardy on the main card of UFC 264 this weekend. Tai breaks the news to Matt that he does, in fact, partake in one of Matts favorite adult activities occasionally, shares why he's comfortable doing shoey's again, and offers his take on the news of Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis competing for the interim Heavyweight belt in August.  Tai also responds to opponent Greg Hardy stating he is going to “break his face”, in a very Tai Tuivasa way, “I was going to punch your face, now I am going to punch it harder”! Finally, the conversation gets muddy as to what exactly OnlyFans is, who and why people are using the app, and what audience Tai and Matt would attract if they setup OnlyFans accounts. Jim and Matt close out the show with their picks for UFC 264 taking place this Saturday. They make their predictions for all the main card matchups, including Sean O'Malley against UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho, the Welterweight showdown between Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and Gilbert Burns, and of course, Dustin Poirier against Conor McGregor.  Subscribe and follow @UFCUnfiltered See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 7
56 min
Ryan Hall, John Gooden and UFC 264 Preview
It's officially fight week for the trilogy match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264 in Las Vegas this Saturday July 10th -- hear what Jim and Matt have to say about the fight and more on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, commentator John Gooden joins the show. He shares his take on what will happen when Poirier and McGregor face off in the Octagon on Saturday, gives a behind-the-scenes look on Leon Edwards' views of sharing his life story publicly has evolved over time, and proves to Matt that he is an alpha after revealing he has competed in amateur mixed martial arts bouts and car racing - all the while sporting bow ties! Then, Ryan Hall joins Jim and Matt to close the show. He reveals what it's like to have a hard time finding opponents in the UFC and breaks down why he agreed to face surging contender Ilia Topuria at UFC 264 this Saturday. Ryan and Matt also trade stories of using their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to neutralize drunken attackers, and they recall the time Matt cornered against Ryan in his professional mixed martial arts debut. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 5
1 hr 1 min
Al Iaquinta, Niko Price  and UFC 264 Preview
"Raging" Al Iaquinta and Niko “The Hybrid” Price partake in conversation with Jim and Matt on today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered! Iaquinta joins Jim and Matt to start the show. He makes his prediction for the trilogy match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on July 10th, shares some of the antics he and teammates Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling got into when they met for Merab's birthday, and offers the latest updates on his injuries and surgeries that have kept him sidelined.  Then, Niko Price closes the show. He shares why he believes he's wackier than his unpredictable opponent at UFC 264, Michel Pereira, reveals how his suspension after testing positive for marijuana has impacted his mindset and daily routine, and explains how he plans to deal with an alligator if one attacks him or one of his friends! BONUS: The guys and guests dive heavily into the upcoming UFC 264 card, including lots of Poirier vs McGregor analysis and discussion. Next week UFC Unfiltered goes all in on UFC 264 coverage with new episodes Monday and Wednesday! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30
50 min
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and Casey O'Neill
We have the pound-for-pound nicest fighter on the UFC roster, plus one of the most-hyped Flyweight contenders in the UFC, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Jim and Matt talk to friend of the show Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson ahead of his co-main event bout against Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on July 10. After he finds a quiet spot to talk while at a water park with his karate academy students, he shares why he's surprised Burns agreed to fight him, weighs the pros and cons of throwing karate chops in the Octagon, and reminisces about what it was like to grow up in his father's first karate studio.  Then, Casey O'Neill calls in after her submission win against Lara Procopio. She tells stories about wearing Phil Baroni's robe while watching UFC fights with her father growing up, reveals what prize her BJJ coach will give her if she pulls off a Twister submisson in the Octagon, and offers her take on whether or not young Flyweight contenders should face off against each other or be paired up with the veterans of the division.  Finally, Jim and Matt recap their favorite moments from UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov, including Ciryl Gane's dominant win over Alexander Volkov, Tanner Boser's knockout against Ovince Saint Preux, and Tim Means' gritty victory against Nicolas Dalby.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28
55 min
Alexander Volkov and Danilo Marques
It's not Rocky IV, but we have this Saturday's main event fighter Alexander "Drago" Volkov, plus Danilo Marques, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! Volkov is the first to join Jim and Matt ahead of his bout against Ciryl Gane at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov this Saturday. He and his manager/translator discuss why Volkov's victory against Alistair Overeem was bittersweet, how much of a nerd Volkov is in real life, and his thoughts on repeatedly being asked about a potential title shot.  Then, Danilo Marques calls in ahead of his bout against Kennedy Nzechukwu on Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov. He explains how he knew he had rendered Mike Rodriguez unconscious with a rear-naked choke in his most recent fight, goes over his introduction to mixed martial arts, talks about his 100 plus boxing matches and gets asked by Matt how his front kick is after being compared to Leonidas from the movie 300.  Finally, Jim and Matt close out the show with picks for this weekend's card: at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov and share how excited they are to watch UFC 264 at Jim's house for UFC Watch Party.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23
41 min
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