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.
Mario Bautista, Rusty Malinoski, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot recap
Jim and Matt talk with Mario Bautista and Rusty Malinoski, and recap UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!  Jim and Matt start the show recapping Saturday's main event fight between Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan, and debate whether or not they agree with how the judges scored the bout.  Then, professional wakeboarder Rusty Malinoski makes his UFC Unfiltered debut. He shares what wild activities he does with his friend Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone whenever they hang out, explains why he's comfortable wakeboarding alongside alligators in Florida, and makes some predictions for the upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view card, including the main event between UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier.  Then, Mario Bautista joins the show after his first-round submission win against Brian Kelleher at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot. He explains why he called out referee Herb Dean during his post-fight interview, reflects on his first fight in the UFC against Cory Sandhagen, and breaks down why his MMA Lab teammate Jared Cannonier will upset Israel Adesanya on Saturday night.  Jim and Matt close the show by highlighting some of their favorite performances from UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, including Shavkat Rakhmonov's submission win over Neil Magny and Umar Nurmagomedov's dominant decision win over Nate Maness.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27
53 min
Marc Ratner, Carlos Ulberg, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot preview
Jim and Matt talk with Marc Ratner and Carlos Ulberg, and preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the UFC, Marc Ratner, joins the show. He shares some stories from his new book, Ringside: My Life Outside The Ropes And The Octagon. He also details the process of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York and in other countries, shares why he would not like the UFC to implement open scoring, and recaps from his perspective the first UFC fight he ever saw in 2001.  Then, after Jim and Matt preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, UFC Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg joins the show. He shares how he transitioned from semi-professional rugby to mixed martial arts, helps Jim and Matt settle a debate on whether or not audiobooks are the same as reading, and opens up about helping UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya prepare for his bout against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22
56 min
Adrian Yanez, UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett recap, and Panini cards unboxing
Jim and Matt talk with Adrian Yanez, recap UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, and unbox a surprise from Panini cards on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!   Jim and Matt kick off the show discussing some of their favorite moments from UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, including Kevin Holland's submission win against Tim Means in the co-main event, and the back-and-forth between Phil Hawes and Daniel Cormier after Hawes' TKO victory over Deron Winn.  Then, Adrian Yanez joins the show after his first-round TKO win over Tony Kelley in Texas over the weekend. He hints at how much money Gilbert Burns sent him for knocking out Kelley, reveals what Kelley said to him immediately following the stoppage, and explains why he was grateful for the opportunity to train in Long Island with Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili, and the rest of the Serra-Longo Fight Team.  After that, Jason Howarth joins the show on behalf of Panini America to help Jim and Matt unbox their very own Panini cards...featuring Jim and Matt!  Finally, Jim and Matt close the show by discussing the rest of Saturday night's card, including the decision win for Josh Emmett over Calvin Kattar in the main event, and Joaquin Buckley's TKO victory over Albert Duraev.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20
1 hr 3 min
Joe Lauzon, Guram Kutateladze, and UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett preview
First, Joe Lauzon joins the show before he faces Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett in Austin, Texas this weekend. After Matt tries to convince Joe to try virtual reality video games, Joe details why he has not fought in the UFC since 2019, and explains how he tries to instill a culture of scrappiness at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school.  Then Guram Kutateladze makes his UFC Unfiltered debut ahead of his bout against Damir Ismagulov on Saturday night. He opens up about his interest in drawing and architecture before committing to combat sports full-time, shares a story about his first mixed martial arts fight at age eleven, and how his upbringing in Georgia, Russia, and Sweden influenced his view on life and fighting.  Jim and Matt close the show with a few extra messages from friends Aleks Paunovic and Ray Longo congratulating them on their 600th episode of UFC Unfiltered. They also make picks for UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, including the main event between UFC Featherweights Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett, and the Welterweight clash between Kevin Holland and Tim Means. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15
56 min
UFC 275 recap & celebrating 600 episodes
Jim and Matt celebrate their 600th episode of UFC Unfiltered, and recap UFC 275, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Jim and Matt are surprised with videos from friends of the show including Bruce Buffer, Renzo Gracie, Chris Weidman, and many others, congratulating them for their 600th episode of the podcast.  After Jim and Matt thank their friends for the messages, they recap all the action from UFC 275. They explain why Glover Teixeira's last-second loss to Jiri Prochazka for the UFC Light Heavyweight title was still a positive for him, detail who they believe won the co-main event between UFC Women's Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos, and congratulate Joanna Jedrzejczyk on a hall-of-fame career after she announced her retirement following her loss to Zhang Weili.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13
59 min
Beneil Dariush, guest co-host Brett Okamoto, and UFC 275 preview
Hear Matt and guest co-host Brett Okamoto talk with Beneil Dariush, and preview UFC 275, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Matt and today's co-host, ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto, kick off the show. After Brett reveals how Michael Bisping made him miss a flight for the first and only time, he and Matt preview UFC 275 this weekend in Singapore. They discuss why Rose Namajunas losing the title is more motivation for Joanna Jedrzejczyk to perform against Zhang Weili, whether or not Taila Santos has the skillset needed to defeat UFC Women's Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, in the co-main event, and why the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira has a clear path to victory against Jiri Prochazka in the main event.  Then, Beneil Dariush joins the show. He reveals his reaction to Conor McGregor bashing him on Twitter, explains what common mistake Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje made when they faced Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight belt, and shares why he might be open to taking a fight with someone ranked below him.  Matt and Brett close the show by previewing the rest of the card on UFC 275, including the UFC Flyweight showdown between Manel Kape and Rogerio Bontorin, and the featured bout of the prelims between UFC Middleweights Brendan Allen and Jacob Malkoun.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 8
59 min
Sayif Saud, actor Charles Parnell, and guest co-host Din Thomas
Matt and special guest co-host Din Thomas talk with coach Sayif Saud and Top Gun: Maverick actor Charles Parnell, and recap UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Charles Parnell, star of the movie Top Gun: Maverick as Rear Admiral Solomon "Warlock" Bates, joins the show. He explains how the rivalry between Lyoto Machida and Maurício "Shogun" Rua got him hooked on the UFC, reveals who he was rooting for when he attended UFC 202 headlined by Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2, and shares how rigorous the audition process was for his role in Top Gun: Maverick.  Then, coach and owner of Fortis MMA, Sayif Saud, calls in. He opens up about the back-and-forth he had with Daniel Argueta while cornering Damon Jackson against him at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik, explains why he decided to transition to coaching while training as a fighter at Jackson Wink MMA, and explains why it is so important to instill urgency in fighters while in their corner.  Matt and Din close the show with their recap of UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik, including Alexander Volkov's round one victory against Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event, and Erin Blanchfield's impressive submission win against JJ Aldrich.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 6
1 hr 15 min
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Michael Trizano, and UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik preview
Jim and Matt talk with Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Michael Trizano, and preview UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!  First, Jairzinho Rozenstruik calls in ahead of his main event bout against Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik. After Matt and Jairzinho debate whether Doctor Strange or Top Gun is the better movie, Jairzinho opens up about how his fight against Curtis Blaydes impacted his approach to training, and offers his thoughts on the potential return of Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.  Then, after Matt tells Jim about his time in a karaoke bus with Michael Bisping and Julianna Peña last week, Michael Trizano makes his UFC Unfiltered debut. He shares how training at Tiger Schulmann growing up prepared him for a career in mixed martial arts, discusses some of his favorite moments from the Rocky movie franchise, and opens up about handling his nerves during his UFC debut at the finale of season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter.  Jim and Matt close the show by sharing their thoughts on the rumored bout between Tai Tuivasa and Ciryl Gane, and making predictions for UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Rozenstruik, including the co-main event between Dan Ige and Movsar Evloev.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 1
50 min
Din’s Got Answers: Bromances, art of coaching/cornering with Ray Longo, Chimaev vs Burns and more!
Matt and Jim are off today. That doesn't mean we don't have something for you to listen to.  Din’s Got Answers is a new pilot hosted by our pal and yours Din Thomas. A little about the show: Got questions about the UFC? Well, Din Thomas is here to answer them.  Din will use his experience as a UFC veteran, analyst, comedian, coach to the biggest names in the sport, co-star of Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight, host of The Din Diaries, and more to answer your questions about everything and anything UFC related. On this episode, Din will focus on three questions. First, what is up with all the bromances in the UFC? Second, how important is a fighter’s coach and corner to their success? And third, Din gets into some WTF moments in the UFC, including the Chimaev vs Burns fight and Jake Paul thinking he can knock out Conor McGregor in an MMA fight. Din kicks things off with how his personal bromance with Matt Serra formed. Then, he moves on to one of the best bromances flourishing in the sport today between Darren Till and Khamzat Chimaev. Next, Din hits on what went wrong in the most volatile bromance in recent history, Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. To close out the bromances answer, Din goes back in time as he touches on a former bromance between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans. You’ve asked how important a coach and corner are to a fighter? And, Din has his answer. He begins with hitting on the two types of coaches, a developer and a groomer and then he stresses the importance of the relationship formed between a coach and fighter. To help answer this question, Din hollers at his homie Ray Longo, who is the head coach of the Serra-Longo fight team. Ray gives his inside experience of cornering Aljamain Sterling against Petr Yan at UFC 273 and also emphasizes how crucial the coach-fighter relationship is. To wrap things up, DIn drops his answers to some WTF moments in the UFC. Including just how incredible the recent Chimaev vs. Burns fight was, and Jake Paul saying he would knockout Conor McGregor in an MMA fight. Enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30
36 min
Kevin Holland, Katlyn Chookagian, and co-host Bobby Kelly
Jim and guest co-host Bobby Kelly interview Kevin Holland and Katlyn Chookagian on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Jim and Bobby reminisce about the first UFC event they attended together and discuss the upcoming UFC 276 card headlined by the UFC Middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier.  Then, Kevin Holland calls in ahead of his bout against Tim Means on June 18th at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Emmett. He offers more details about him rescuing a driver from an overturned tractor-trailer earlier this month, reveals what it will take to get him to buy a virtual reality headset, and bonds with Bobby about how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helps their kids.  After that, Katlyn Chookagian joins the show after her win against Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Rakic. She reveals whether she was confident she earned the win against Ribas as the judges' scorecards were read, offers her opinion on open scoring in the UFC, and shares how she goes through training camp with really long nails.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25
1 hr 6 min
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