We have packed episode of UFC Unfiltered ahead of UFC 265 this Saturday in Houston, Texas! First, Karolina Kowalkiewicz joins UFC Unfiltered for the first time ahead of her bout against Jessica Penne this weekend. She shares how her recent eye surgery and time off have improved her mentality heading into her fight with Penne, why her dream is to host a travel show someday, and what it was like to train with fellow Polish fighter and fthe ormer UFC Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk during fight camp. After Jim and Matt make their picks for the main event of UFC 265, the Interim Heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane, Michael Chiesa calls in before his main event bout against Vicente Luque on Saturday. He talks about the behind-the-scenes outtakes with Justin Gaethje from his first Hollywood commercial shoot, reveals why the most nervous he's ever been before a fight was in the lead up to his bout against Diego Sanchez, and makes his case for why Luque has never faced a fighter like him. Chiesa's opponent, Vicente Luque, is the last guest to join today's show. He explains why he views Chiesa as a test before a potential bout against current Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, how training with Usman in the past has prepared him for his fight against Chiesa, and why he thinks his grappling will be on-point on Saturday. Jim and Matt close the show with the rest of their picks for UFC 265, including the co-main event between Bantamweights Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz and a Strawweight showdown between Angela Hill and Tecia Torres. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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One half of UFC 265's main event, and a world-record holding adventurist, join Jim and Matt as today's guests on UFC Unfiltered! First, adventurer and extreme athlete Ash Dykes joins Jim and Matt to discuss all of his wild treks and journeys, from nearly dying from heat stroke while hiking across Madagascar to being the first person to travel the entire length of the nearly 4,000 mile Yangtze River in Asia. He also talks about his time training and competing in Muay Thai while living in Thailand and explains the difference in mentality between fighting and extreme athletics. Then, Ciryl Gane joins Jim and Matt ahead of his main event bout against Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 in Houston, Texas this Saturday for the UFC Interim Heavyweight belt. He shares why he's not afraid of Lewis 'playing possum' during the fight, offers his take on the controversy surrounding the interim Heavyweight title, and gushes over his love of video games to Matt's delight. Finally, Jim and Matt close the show recapping all the action from UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland, including Sean Strickland's dominant win over Uriah Hall in the main event and Cheyanne Buys' performance of the night-winning TKO against Gloria de Paula in the co-main event. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have two fighters on this weekend's card, UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Jim and Matt are joined by Cheyanne Buys ahead of her bout against Gloria de Paula on Saturday's main card. She tells stories about starting her martial arts journey at four years old, going to jail after beating up a group of bullying cheerleaders in school, her husband and UFC fighter JP Buys convincing her to give him a chance after initially rejecting him, living in Africa, making her UFC debut on the same card her husband made his UFC debut and making public her dispute between her former manager after he tried to take advantage of her financially. Then, Sean Strickland closes the show before facing off against Uriah Hall in this weekend's main event fight. After Sean tells Jim and Matt what he wishes Matt had done to former coach Joshua Fabia in their viral confrontation on Fight Island, he opens up about the dark paths he may have taken in his life had he not discovered mixed martial arts, tells the story of the time he had a shotgun pointed at his face, and shares what really happened between him and BJJ world champion Orlando Sanchez in their viral training spat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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