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February 20, 2020
Serra-Longo Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili joins the guys in-studio! Fresh off his dominant win against Casey Kenney on Saturday at UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho, he calls someone out and shares what it's been like moving from Georgia (the country) to Long Island, of all places. UFC Welterweight and certified badass Niko Price also calls in to share his thoughts on Diego Sanchez's 'unique' new coach and which of his fights is his favorite. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 20, 2020
Serra-Longo Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili joins the guys in-studio! Fresh off his dominant win against Casey Kenney on Saturday at UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho, he calls someone out and shares what it's been like moving from Georgia (the country) to Long Island, of all places. UFC Welterweight and certified badass Niko Price also calls in to share his thoughts on Diego Sanchez's 'unique' new coach and which of his fights is his favorite. Raycon: Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/Unfiltered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2020
The one and only Renzo Gracie is our in-studio guest for today's show, and that means stories are shared! Including how he saved Matt Serra’s life, biting sharks and what exactly “doing the Renzo” means. UFC Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz calls in to discuss his devastating KO of Corey Anderson, and how soon he wants to fight Jon Jones for the championship. Finally, UFC Welterweight James Krause discusses his fight against Trevin Giles at UFC 247, he drops some inside information about how the fight was made in under 24 hours and lets us know how close one of the judges is to his opponent. You will not believe the answer! BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2020
The one and only Renzo Gracie is our in-studio guest for today's show, and that means stories are shared! Including how he saved Matt Serra’s life, biting sharks and what exactly “doing the Renzo” means. UFC Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz calls in to discuss his devastating KO of Corey Anderson, and how soon he wants to fight Jon Jones for the championship. Finally, UFC Welterweight James Krause discusses his fight against Trevin Giles at UFC 247, he drops some inside information about how the fight was made in under 24 hours and lets us know how close one of the judges is to his opponent. You will not believe the answer! BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping! Raycon: Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/Unfiltered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 13, 2020
Always a fun time when Phoenix Carnevale makes an appearance in studio to hang with Jim and Matt. The trio weighs in on the current state of judging in the UFC, including Matt telling a few stories from the Pride era about how they used to judge fights. We all know UFC Welterweight Diego Sanchez as a wild storyteller, and he does not disappoint on this episode. Tim Means also joins the show and talks about his time in prison, why his fight this Saturday is personal, and violently defending his hometown when he enters the Octagon Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2020
Questions answered on today’s UFC Unfiltered: -Who do Jim and Matt really think won the UFC 247 main event? -How do Jim and Matt feel about the judges at UFC 247? -Who did UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith and former Jon Jones opponent have picked in the UFC 247 main event? -Which opponent of Anthony Smith’s was unfazed by the hardest shots he has ever delivered on a human? -Which upcoming opponent of Anthony Smith’s cared for him after injury struck in his UFC debut, and ensured he made it out of Brazil safely? -How did Trevin Giles prepare for a new opponent on one day’s notice? -Instead of mace and stun gun testing, Trevin Giles had to undergo being gassed to become a police officer. How did this feel, and how long was he unable to breath? Download now for the answers and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
It's the last episode of UFC Unfiltered before UFC 247 this Saturday in Houston! Who better to have on than the challenger himself, UFC Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes! He kicks off the show discussing his mentality going into Saturday's title bout against Jon Jones, the 'insecurities' he could see in Jones' eyes when they stared down for the first time, and how he still plans on having fun during fight week. Then, Lauren Murphy calls in ahead of her fight against Andrea Lee. It is her first time on the show, and the guys get to know a little about her (including what it is like to grow up in Alaska) before the shoddy hotel Wi-Fi cuts the interview short. Finally, Derrick Lewis joins the podcast to discuss his upcoming fight this Saturday at UFC 247 against Ilir Latifi, his nickname in prison, and where he got the name "Black Beast." Raycon: Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/Unfiltered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 4, 2020
It's officially fight week for UFC 247! Jim starts the show by telling Matt about his time on Joe Rogan's podcast over the weekend, and Matt workshops a new joke for his (non-existent) stand-up set. Then, UFC Heavyweight Juan Adams calls in to discuss why his fight with Greg Hardy was so personal for him, how a therapist helps him mentally, and his upcoming bout against Justin Tafa at UFC 247 this Saturday in Houston. After the guys discuss Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal's recent altercation at the NFL Super Bowl Radio Row, UFC Flyweight Andrea Lee also joins the show to talk about her recent criticism of Maycee Barber, her relationship with her daughter, and her upcoming fight against Lauren Murphy at UFC 247. Finally, Matt and Jim close out the show talking about the NFL Super Bowl. Tune in to find out if Matt watched the game this year! BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2020
We have three great fighters, all coming off victories, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Matt and Jim are joined by UFC Lightweight Diego Ferreira. He talks with the guys about his recent win against Anthony Pettis at UFC 246, what it was like growing up in a remote part of Brazil, and who he has his eye on for his next fight. Then, UFC Flyweight Alex Perez joins the show to discuss his recent arm-triangle choke finish against Jordan Espinosa at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs dos Santos in Raleigh, the current state of the Flyweight division, and the Stephen A. Smith/Joe Rogan controversy. Finally, UFC Light Heavyweight Jamahal Hill calls in to talk about his first official UFC victory at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs dos Santos in Raleigh, how he became interested in MMA, and how he thinks Game of Thrones should have ended. ZipRecruiter: Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 28, 2020
Stephen A. Smith's has got nothing on today's episode of Unfiltered! Matt and Jim begin today's show with their thoughts on the ESPN commentator calling Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone a "quitter" after his loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 246. Then, UFC Featherweight Andre Fili calls in to discuss his thoughts on possible next opponents, why he can't get into anime, his band and his really detailed tattoo of Urijah Faber. After that, UFC Welterweight Belal Muhammad joins the pod to talk about his difficulties finding another opponent, his thoughts on the UFC rankings, and which matchups make the most sense for him. Tune in to hear who he calls out to fight at UFC 249 in Brooklyn. Finally, UFC Strawweight Angela Hill calls in to talk about her recent TKO victory against Hannah Cifers at UFC Fight Night: Raleigh, why she prefers to fight on short notice, and her favorite video games. ZipRecruiter: Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2020
Matt and Jim begin today's podcast by previewing Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards' upcoming fight in London, reviewing Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson's walkout song, and discussing the main event for UFC Fight Night: Raleigh, Curtis Blaydes vs Junior dos Santos. Then, UFC Welterweight and former Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos calls in to share his thoughts on missing out on a 'red panty night' versus Conor McGregor, becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, and his upcoming bout against Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night: Raleigh this Saturday, Junior dos Santos then joins the show to discuss how he plans to deal with the grappling ability of Curtis Blaydes, his loss to Francis Ngannou, and who he'd most like to rematch. Finally, comedian Russell Peters joins the guys to talk about the time he accidentally hurt his friend with his jiu jitsu, how he first became interested in the UFC, and his new Amazon special Russell Peters: Deported. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2020
Matt and Jim begin today's podcast talking all things Conor McGregor - his 40 second TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, what his next fight should be, and whether or not Conor should stay at Welterweight. Then, former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping joins Unfiltered. He talks about his new life as an analyst, reveals the injury he had before his first fight against Luke Rockhold, and shares some crazy stories from his new autobiography, Quitters Never Win: My Life in UFC. After that, UFC Lightweight Drew Dober comes on to discuss his KO of Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 246, his thoughts on the ref's stoppage, and who he'd like to share the Octagon with next. UFC Welterweight Michael Chiesa also calls in to talk about (some of) his game plan against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs dos Santos, why he feels the pressure is on Dos Anjos in this fight. and how it feels to fight at Welterweight after fighting at Lightweight. Finally, Matt and Jim close out the show discussing Roxanne Modafferi's decisive upset over Maycee Barber, and the guys answer a fan question on who Conor should face before he has a shot at Khabib. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 16, 2020
It's the last episode of UFC Unfiltered before Conor McGregor makes his return against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday! Matt kicks off the show by telling a riveting story about his commute, and the guys discuss whether or not Max Holloway should get an immediate rematch with the Featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. Then, UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis calls in to talk about how cutting his hand on a USADA drug test affected his mindset in his fight against Nate Diaz, mentoring UFC Women's Flyweight Maycee Barber, and his upcoming match against Carlos Diego Ferreira this Saturday at UFC 246, Speaking of Maycee Barber, she calls in next to discuss her feud with Paige VanZant, what it's like training with Duke Roufus, and her upcoming bout against Roxanne Modafferi on Saturday. Finally, actor Clark Gregg, also known as Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Comic Universe, joins the show to chat about his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, his impressive body of work and how special it was to work with Robin Williams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 14, 2020
It's officially fight week! Matt and Jim begin the show with UFC Women's Flyweight Roxanne Modafferi, who will be taking on Maycee Barber this Saturday at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. She calls in to discuss why she DM'd Maycee about hotel accommodations, what it's like not being the scariest fighter, and her and Matt's mutual love for Star Wars. Then, ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto calls in to talk all things McGregor vs Cerrone. He offers his take on how Cowboy's grappling will come into play and what is motivating McGregor at this stage in his career. Finally, UFC Featherweight Sodiq Yusuff joins the guys to discuss his upcoming fight against Andre Fili at UFC 246, his Nigerian heritage, and working at Pizza Hut before getting into the UFC. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Manscaped: Get 20% off and free shipping at Manscaped.com with promo code UFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
Jim and Matt kick off today's episode discussing the similarities between Paige VanZant's feud with Maycee Barber and the plot of Rocky III. Then, they cover some UFC headlines, including their picks for McGregor vs Cerrone and Israel Adesanya calling Jon Jones a 'drug cheat.' Finally, Bryce Mitchell calls into the podcast to talk his Twister submission of Matt Sayles, getting a tattoo from his girlfriend, and what he said to get banned from Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2020
Matt and Jim are together for the first time in 2020! They begin the show discussing Derrick Lewis' upcoming fight against Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 in February and Jim's trip to Italy. Then, professional bull rider Ezekiel Mitchell joins the guys in-studio. He reviews Matt's bull riding performance on Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight, explains what a 'buckle bunny' is, and talks about what it means to be a cowboy. After that, UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis calls in to the pod. He talks about Latifi calling him out for his debut at Heavyweight, playing opossum in the Octagon, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik's controversial win over Alistair Overeem. Jim, Matt and Ezekiel close out the show with a quick Jiu Jitsu lesson on Ezekiel chokes and Johnny Cash talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 1, 2020
To celebrate the new year, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2019 at UFC Unfiltered. From teaching Jim BJJ chokes to the best smack talk from UFC fighters and so much more, we hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out the full video version available on UFC Fight Pass and UFC YouTube. ZipRecruiter: Try it free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2019
The one and only Ray Longo joins Matt in-studio for today's episode. First, Jim calls in to discuss the upcoming match between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, their New Years resolutions, and Jim's trip in Italy. Then, former UFC Women's Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to talk about her upcoming fight against Zhang Weili at UFC 248 in March, how her personal struggles have affected her past matches, and her recent victory over Michelle Waterson. Finally, Joseph Benavidez joins the show to discuss his upcoming fight against Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant Flyweight belt, what it's like to be fighting at his peak at 35 years old, and his favorite movies this year (no, not Star Wars). ZipRecruiter: Try for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 24, 2019
Matt is joined by a great friend of the show, Middleweight Uriah Hall, to talk about Star Wars, Frankie Edgar-Korean Zombie, Matt's friendship with Din Thomas, and a whole lot more. Our first guest is Kevin Lee, who talks about speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally, fighting in front of the President, his massive KO at UFC 244, the benefit of switching gyms, and the status of his next fight. Then, Cory Sandhagen calls in to discuss what's next after Frankie Edgar appears too injured to fight in January, how he'd match up with the champ Henry Cejudo, if a fight with Petr Yan makes sense, and if it's a disadvantage to be a nice guy in the UFC. Finally, Jimmy calls in to give an update from his trip to Rome for the holidays. Happy Holidays to all our listeners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 19, 2019
First, Jim and Matt recap Matt's weekend in Vegas, decide *not* to solve world hunger (kind of), and then look ahead to Frankie Edgar-Korean Zombie this weekend. Then, The Immortal Matt Brown joins to talk about his comeback win at UFC 245 against Ben Saunders. How did he survive a tough fight and escape some tough submission attempts? How does he feel after a long layoff, and what's next? What does he get out of coaching the next generation of fighters at his MMA school, especially those of us who aren't good enough to be UFC fighters? Can we expect him at UFC Columbus in March? Next, UFC commentator Jon Anik joins to talk about keeping Matt Serra on the rails at a roundtable this weekend with Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping, staying on point for 8 hours of fights on a Saturday, the fanfare of the Usman-Covington fight and whether it was called too soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 17, 2019
Big show today after an amazing weekend of fights! Jim and Matt have so much to talk about - the Featherweight belt changing hands, Germaine de Randamie's valiant effort against Amanda Nunes, and, of course, Kamaru Usman's epic win over Colby Covington. Did the stoppage happen too early? What happens next for Jose Aldo - could he actually skip ahead in line and fight Henry Cejudo? And how about Geoff Neal taking care of Mike Perry? But first, Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko calls in to talk about her title fight in February at UFC 247 against Katlyn Chookagian, training with Halle Berry, and her aspiring film career (she has a degree in film directing). Then, Brian Ortega calls in to update us on his unfortunate partial ACL tear which caused him to drop out of this Saturday's main event against Korean Zombie. What does he think of Frankie Edgar stepping in? What's next after he's recovered? Plus, some movie reviews (including Matt Serra's ~extremely~ hot take on "Knives Out.") Finally, we talk to the woman behind the left hook heard 'round the world - Irene Aldana, whose KO of Ketlen Vieira won Performance of the Night on Saturday. Where does she fit in among the contenders in the bantamweight division now that she took out a top contender? BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
We have a jam-packed show ahead of UFC 245 this Saturday in Las Vegas! First, Carlos Diego Ferreira calls in fresh off the mats to discuss training boxing as a Jiu Jitsu specialist, how he first started training, and his upcoming fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 246. Then, Alexander Volkanovski joins the show to talk about dealing with the press ahead of a title fight, how competing in rugby compares to the UFC, and how he plans to deal with Max Holloway this Saturday at UFC 245. After a recap of what happened at the end of UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Rozenstruik, Marlon Moraes calls in to discuss never getting an invite to the Unfiltered studio, switching fight camps after his loss to Henry Cejudo, and his upcoming fight this Saturday at UFC 245 against Jose Aldo. Finally, Geoff Neal joins the show to talk about finally quitting his day job, his favorite video games, and his fight against Mike Perry at UFC 245 this Saturday. Dollar Shave Club: Visit DollarShaveClub.com/UFC to get the Ultimate Starter Set for just $5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 10, 2019
We're still recovering from the great fights in Washington, DC this past weekend - but it's UFC 245 fight week! And there's no one better to have on than the headliner for the main event, Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. He proposes a grappling match for Matt, talks about preparing for a title defense, the Jorge Masvidal - Colby Covington dynamic, and much more. Then, Dominick Reyes calls in to talk about prepping for the ultimate UFC "boss level" fighter - Jon Jones. How is he preparing for Jones' tremendous reach advantage? What does he make of the opportunity to face perhaps the GOAT in the UFC? What does he think Jones is going to attack? Then, Jim and Matt finally address the elephant in the room - Jim's negative stance about Baby Yoda. Finally, Sayif Saud, founder of Fortis MMA in Dallas (trainer of Geoff Neal and Uriah Hall, among others) joins to talk about the opportunity Neal has at UFC 245 this Saturday against Mike Perry, the truth behind some of those viral moments he's had in fighters' corners, and how he thinks Uriah Hall has big things ahead. Dollar Shave Club: Get your Ultimate Starter Set for just 5 dollars at DollarShaveClub.com/UFC. Thorne: For more information, visit Thorne.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2019
Jim Norton is lonely today, as Matt is in Disney World and all of our usual friends of the show were unavailable. Luckily, Katlyn Chookagian, who just booked a title fight against Valentina Shevchenko, joins us in studio - after an elevator incident! First, Jim talks about the Cowboy vs. Conor news and Tony Ferguson's latest comments about Khabib, including a particularly visceral threat. Plus, he explains why Baby Yoda is just a scam to sell toys. Then, Katlyn joins, straight from training at Renzo Gracie's. Quickly after that, Jim and Katlyn talk to Alistair Overeem, who talks about his fight with Jairzinho Rozenstruik this Saturday in the main event from Washington, DC. What does Overeem think of this late add opponent who stepped in for Walt Harris? How has changing coaches helped Overeem perform? What advantage does he have having competed in many main events before? Then, Jim and Katlyn check in on her upcoming fight against Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko, how she's feeling as she begins to train, and keeping it light and positive while training for a title fight. Then, Stefan Struve, who is fighting Ben Rothwell this Saturday in Washington, DC, joins to talk about why he came back from retirement, how he's staying motivated, and what he expects in preparing to fight a veteran who is looking to reverse a losing streak. Finally, we managed to book former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra from Disney World, who offers Katlyn some encouragement about fighting in Houston after he had a pretty significant win there in a championship fight of his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 3, 2019
Phoenix Carnevale joins Jim today in-studio to talk about Conor McGregor's return to the UFC in his fight against Donald Cerrone at Welterweight, the reported Ferguson-Khabib fight, and hypnotherapy. First, they're joined by #10 Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo, who's fighting #9 Marina Rodriguez in Washington, DC this weekend. She talks about sacrificing holidays for weight cuts, training in Thailand, her departure from Team Alpha Male, and her American Eskimo dog (check out the Fight Pass show to see him!). Then, Matt calls from a motorized cart in Disney World, where he and Jim have opposing thoughts on Baby Yoda and their burgeoning Cameo careers. Then #10 Bantamweight Rob Font joins to talk about his matchup with Ricky Simon. The last time we saw Font was when he was with his buddy Calvin Kattar in Moscow - and guess who's in the background of this interview? Font talks about traveling to Russia, his long layoff from fighting (through no fault of his own), John Lineker dropping out just days before their fight in June, and the state of the suddenly-loaded Bantamweight division. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 27, 2019
Matt Serra is joined by #2 Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling to talk to Mike Perry and Ben Askren before taking off for Thanksgiving! First, Mike Perry talks about Florida vs California, being a newlywed, his recovery from his famous nose injury suffered against Vicente Luque, and his fight at UFC 245 against Geoff (or, as Mike says, ("Gee-Off") Neal. He also has some thoughts about the legacy of our second guest, Ben Askren. Then, Jim calls in to ask Aljo about his next fight, why so many huge names (Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo) are coming down to Bantamweight, and working on stunts with 50 Cent. Finally, after a conversation between Matt and Aljo about Ben Askren's legacy, the recently-retired welterweight calls in to talk about what's next, what he regrets, if there's any chance of a comeback, and some of the best trash talking with Matt Serra in the history of this podcast. Thorne: For more information, visit Thorne.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 26, 2019
No fights last weekend, but Jim and Matt are back to business to talk to two fighters with huge fights: Cory Sandhagen, who just booked Frankie Edgar in Raleigh in January, and Chase Hooper, who's making his UFC debut at UFC 245. First, 20-year-old featherweight Chase Hooper talks about how he got into UFC, navigating his way through a development deal, and The Mandalorian. Then, Jim and Matt talk about the rumored Jones-Reyes fight, Luke Rockhold's next steps, and Jimmy tells an amazing story about hanging with Robert Deniro and Christopher Walken in the making of The Irishman. Finally, #3 Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen joins to talk about his fight with Frankie Edgar, his blossoming career as a podcaster himself, why all the legends are moving down in weight, and what's in store for Henry Cejudo, Aljamain Sterling and the rest of the bantamweight division. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 21, 2019
Matt and Jim kick things off with a few fight announcements for UFC Fight Night Raleigh on January 25th. Then, UFC Bantamweight and Hall of Famer Urijah Faber calls into the podcast. He discusses how having a child has changed his perspective on fighting, what it's like competing in a stacked Bantamweight division, and his approach for his upcoming bout on December 14th at UFC 245 against Petr Yan. Later, UFC announcer Bruce Buffer joins the show. He tells the guys about his new stand-up comedy night at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, his fight with Frank Trigg in an elevator, and his favorite fighters to announce. Finally, UFC Women's Bantamweight Sara McMann closes the show. She talks about her adjustment to training shortly after giving birth, rebounding after tough losses, and her upcoming bout against Lina Lansberg at UFC Raleigh. Dollar Shave Club: Get your Ultimate Starter Set for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/UFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 19, 2019
Jim and Matt are joined by two of the UFC prides of New Jersey - future UFC Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar and one of our favorite fighters, Welterweight Mickey Gall. First, Frankie joins to talk about what happened in his proposed fight with Conor McGregor, his move down to Bantamweight, his next opponent Corey Sandhagen, and much more. Plus, Matt rejoices in the fact that his buddy Frankie is not fighting his fighter, Aljamain Sterling. Then, Mickey talks about his fight, still scheduled for Dec. 7 in Washington DC. Carlos Condit, his scheduled opponent, withdrew due to an eye injury - what's the plan for the fight? Plus, the story behind one of the most important inventions in your car that you never knew about (and may still not know about, if you're Jim). Plus, an extensive recap from all three guys of the Blachowicz-Jacare fight, whether Jan deserves a fight against Jon Jones like he says he does, Charles Oliveira's impressive streak, and much more from the fights in Brazil this weekend. And, should Nick Diaz return to fight Jorge Masvidal? Finally, Ben Askren announced his retirement towards the end of the show, giving the guys a chance to weigh in - what's his legacy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
The legendary Chuck Zito joins Jim & Matt in-studio! They kick the show off discussing the atmosphere at Madison Square Garden during UFC 244 and Matt shows Jim some BJJ chokes. Then, Jan Blachowicz calls in to the show to discuss his main event bout this Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil against Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza, his satisfying KO win over Luke Rockhold, and how going back to his MMA roots helped elevate his game during his recent run. Calling in next, from this Saturdays co-main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is Paul Craig. He talks about what it's like fighting a legend - Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua - on short notice, his life as a teacher before MMA, and how he got the nickname 'Bearjew'. Chuck closes the show with some stories about his time in the Hell's Angels and his new television show. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 12, 2019
Matt is joined by friend of the show Phoenix Carnevale to talk about the Zabit/Kattar fight, virtual reality, his favorite Beatle (wait till the very end), and much more. First, #10 Middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan joins to talk about his goal of being the youngest UFC champ in history, how he cracked the Top 10, and his manager -- Ronda Rousey. Then, Jim calls in from LA to talk about the Zabit-Kattar fight, Matt's relationship, and then Jim realizes he's watching a show that Phoenix is in. Finally, Matt and Phoenix catch up with Anthony Smith, to talk about the Light Heavyweight division, including what went into Jon Jones' reported choice of Dominick Reyes as his next opponent, his beef with Corey Anderson, and what he thinks will go down in the Jacare-Blachowicz fight this weekend. Follow the show @ufcunfiltered on Instagram, and check out the full video show on UFC FIGHT PASS - sign up today at https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass BlueChew: Get your first shipment FREE at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 7, 2019
Jim & Matt kick off today's show with discussions about the main event this Saturday between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar and Israel Adesanya's comments towards Jon Jones. They also learn that their originally scheduled guest, UFC Heavyweight Greg Hardy, won't be calling in because he left his phone in a cab. Then, Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson calls into the show fresh off his first round TKO win over Johnny Walker at UFC 244. He discusses his relationship with the media, how his beef with Anthony Smith started, and what he thinks of Dana White calling his talk before UFC 244 'crybaby bullsh*t'. Finally, Calvin Kattar closes the show from Russia ahead of his headline bout against Zabit Magomedsharipov this Saturday. He talks about his attitude towards Zabit, his thoughts on the fight being only three rounds, and what it's like fighting a hometown favorite. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 4, 2019
Jim and Matt are back to recap the wild weekend of fights at UFC 244, from Kevin Lee's amazing KO, Corey Anderson's big moment, and the BMF himself, Jorge Masvidal. They're joined first by Israel Adesanya, who breaks down the weekend's fights, explains why he viewed the Whittaker fight as a title defense, and talks next opponents (there's a surprising name in the mix). Plus, a review of his brand-new McLaren sports car. Next, Katlyn Chookagian joins to talk about fighting in her backyard at MSG, her chances in a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko (who she met in an unusual place), and attempts to get Jim to finally train in MMA. Finally, actor and friend of the show Aleks Paunovic (of Syfy's Van Helsing) joins to talk through the fights on Saturday, including Nate Diaz's will, Jorge Masvidal's rise to stardom, Stephen Thompson's cardio, and how Canelo had to wait for the BMF's to finish before he could get going. Follow the show @ufcunfiltered on Instagram, and check out the full video show on UFC FIGHT PASS - sign up today at https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 31, 2019
Ahead of Saturday's "BMF" bout, the one and only Ray Longo joins Matt in-studio. First, Matt and Ray take a trip down memory lane as they share stories about Longo's speech after Matt beat GSP and Matt's questionable fight against Din Thomas. Then, they discuss the authenticity of Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, and recap Kelvin Gastelum's fight for the Middleweight title against Israel Adesanya. Kelvin Gastelum, who is fighting in the co-main event this Saturday at UFC 244, joins the show from media day in NYC. He talks about his last fight against the current Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, Tyron Woodley calling him "Kelvin Fat-stelum", and his upcoming opponent, Darren Till. Finally, Matt and Ray make their predictions for the main card of UFC 244 this Saturday at Madison Square Garden, declaring who they think will win the "BMF Belt". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 29, 2019
It's fight week here in NYC, and we've got two of the most entertaining fighters on the card to get you ready. First, heavyweight Derrick Lewis calls in ahead of his huge fight against Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 in NYC this weekend. He offers some relationship counseling for Matt, then talks about the state of the heavyweight division, Greg Hardy's "pillow hands" comment, and his massive social media following. Then Vicente Luque calls in to talk about his matchup with Wonderboy Stephen Thompson, in what could end up being the most memorable fight from a stacked card this Saturday. How does Luque feel about Mike Perry getting so much credit for fighting through a badly broken nose in their last fight? How is Luque able to be such a nice human being and a vicious fighter at the same time? Finally, Robbie and Matt break down the technicals on Demian Maia's big win over Ben Askren, and Matt discusses the best grapplers he ever faced in his career. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 24, 2019
Matt and Jim kick off the show discussing Stephen Thompson's last few fights and what they both thought of the new Joker movie. Then, the guys are joined by 'Wonderboy' himself. He discusses how to stay grounded as a professional athlete, his dad makes a guest appearance, and he reveals his thoughts on his upcoming match against Vicente Luque at UFC 244 next Saturday in New York. Next, ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto calls in. He talks about Greg Hardy replacing Junior Dos Santos at UFC Moscow, Conor McGregor's upcoming press conference in Moscow, and Colby Covington's upcoming fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245. Matt and Jim close the show with their picks for this weekend's main event, Demian Maia vs Ben Askren at UFC Fight Night 162 from Singapore this Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 21, 2019
The legendary Steve-O of Jackass and stand-up comedy fame joins Jim and Matt in-studio today to talk about the fights over the weekend, his friendship with Chuck Liddell, his call-out of Justin Bieber, why he wants cauliflower ear, and so much more. Plus, Matt, Jim and Steve-O talk about Greg Hardy's use of an inhaler, discuss if their opinions changed about Yair Rodriguez after his performance this weekend, and preview the Askren-Maia main event fight in Singapore this weekend. Then, light heavyweight contender Corey Anderson joins the show to talk about his huge fight with Johnny Walker at MSG at UFC 244. What does he make of the light heavyweight division and his chances to fight his nemesis Jon Jones? Catch Corey Anderson against Johnny Walker Nov. 2 on ESPN 2 as the main event of the preliminary card. Then the guys talk about Steve-O's career, his stand-up comedy, his background as a circus clown, and life after Jackass. Candid: To get $75 off, visit CandidCo.com/UFC and use promo code UFC at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 17, 2019
Jim and Matt are back in-studio, and #11 Middleweight Uriah Hall joins them to talk about his plans for his next fight, his take on Adesanya-Whittaker, who wins between Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya, and much more (including sex dolls). The guys are excited for the rematch between Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez in the co-main event in Boston this Friday. They break down the infamous hotel lobby skirmish with Uriah, who has roomed with Yair before. Are Stephens and Rodriguez just playing for the cameras, or is the beef real? Then #10 Lightweight fighter Kevin Lee joins to talk about his huge fight with #11 Gregor Gillespie in NYC at UFC 244 on November 2nd, his infamous driving-while-gaming video, if anyone can beat Khabib, and why he thinks "any good manager" would have told him not to fight Gillespie. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 14, 2019
Phoenix Carnevale joins Jim to talk about Joanna Jedrzejczyk's return to dominance against Michelle Waterson, the epic Weidman-Reyes battle this Saturday, and infrared saunas (among other topics). First, undefeated Light Heavyweight title contender Dominick Reyes calls in to talk about his huge fight against Chris Weidman this weekend in Boston. What was Reyes' reaction to hearing he was Weidman's first fight at light heavyweight? What's the game plan? How's his wrestling look? Then, Matt Serra calls in from Hawaii to talk Swanson-Gracie, Jedrzejczyk-Waterson, and more. Finally, we're joined by boxer Cody Crowley, who's 17-0 and fighting exclusively on UFC Fightpass this weekend. He trained with Floyd Mayweather prior to his fight with Conor McGregor - what was Floyd's strategy going into the fight? What's it like training with one of the GOATs? And how do boxers and MMA fighters stack up when they fight? Sign up for Fightpass to watch Cody's fight at https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass. BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com with promo code UFC, just pay $5 shipping. Candid: Get $75 off at CandidCo.com/UFC with promo code UFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 9, 2019
Matt returns from his Australian voyage and joins Jim back in the studio. They talk about Matt's time down under, Raging Al's tough loss to Dan Hooker and Zhang Weili 's US visa being denied. Then, former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to the show. She discusses how she still intends to make weight despite reports that she informed the UFC she would not, her approach against opponent Michelle Waterson, and her thoughts on Colby Covington's antics.Next, UFC Featherweight Kron Gracie joins the podcast. He talks about furthering his family's legacy in the UFC, what his first fight was like, and how he feels about his opponent Cub Swanson being turned away from Gracie Jiu Jitsu gyms. Finally, Matt & Jim close out the show with a preview of UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Waterson this Saturday in Tampa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2019
Jim and Phoenix Carnevale are together to recap the amazing night of fights Saturday at UFC 243. First, one of our favorite guests, Welterweight Niko Price, returns to talk about his upcoming hometown fight in Tampa against James Vick. Vick is moving up a weight class for this fight, would Price ever consider that?  Would he rather fight for the BMF belt or the Welterweight title belt? And what does he have to say to Covington and Usman as they prepare to fight for the title? Then, Jim and Phoenix break down the epic Whittaker-Adesanya fight. Were they surprised at the outcome? How rusty was the champ coming into the fight? Should an Adesanya-Jon Jones fight happen? (You may be surprised by Jim and Phoenix's take). Next, #2 ranked Heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou joins to talk about what the heck he's supposed to do while Stipe and Cormier circle around a potential third fight. He's ready for his next opponent and frustrated by the log jam. One thing he's done in the meantime - pick up some acting work in the next Fast and Furious movie, what was that like? Finally, some thoughts on Eddie Bravo discussing Tony Ferguson's gameplan against Khabib.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 2, 2019
Barstool Sports' Robbie Fox, host of "My Mom's Basement," joins Jim in-studio today to preview UFC 243. They're joined by a sleepy(?) Matt Serra, who Skypes in from Australia to make some predictions and lend insight about Al Iaquinta's training camp, ahead of his co-main event fight against Dan Hooker Saturday. Then, Chris Weidman joins the show ahead of his Light Heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes in Boston Oct. 18. Why does Weidman feel so confident about taking on an undefeated fighter at a new weight class? How's his health? Having already started a beef with Jon Jones, is there anything imminent? What's next for his fledgling acting career?Finally, another fighter/actor, Michelle Waterson, checks in ahead of her headline fight in Tampa Oct. 12 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Was she as surprised by Zhang Weili's TKO of Jessica Andrade as the rest of us were? What is her plan moving forward in the Strawweight division? Why should she be considered a title contender?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 1, 2019
As Matt travels to Australia to corner Raging Al Iaquinta for his upcoming bout against Dan Hooker, Jamie English steps in the host seat to fill in with Jim.First, Jim and Jamie are joined via Skype by Cub Swanson. He discusses the idea of switching from MMA to boxing, traveling to Tijuana for his first MMA fights, and why he was not welcome at certain Jiu Jitsu gyms ahead of his fight on October 12th vs Kron Gracie at Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson.Then, Matt calls in ahead of his flight to Australia to recap all the action from Fight Night 160, including Jared Cannonier's TKO of Jack Hermansson, Ovince Saint Preux winning via Von Flue choke (again), and Gilbert Burns' impressive short-notice win over Gunnar Nelson. Jim and Jamie close out the show by discussing the different ways strikers and grapplers implement their game in the Octagon and the main card for UFC 243, Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya. BlueChew: Visit BlueChew.com and use promo code UFC to get your first shipment free, just pay $5 shipping.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 26, 2019
Former UFC Lightweight and actor Din Thomas joins Matt and Jim in the studio to talk with both headliners at UFC 160!First, UFC Middleweight Jack Hermansson calls in to the show. He discusses his famous 'Joker-tine', his experience seeing a therapist, and why he decided to take a fight against Jared Cannonier this weekend at Fight Night 160. Then, Jim tries to make the official announcement of upcoming fights, but Matt interrupts to criticize Yair Rodriguez's handling of his eye poke of Jeremy Stephens at Fight Night 159 last weekend. UFC Middleweight Jared Cannonier then joins the show. He talks about headlining his first UFC card, blows Matt's mind with his recent spiritual awakening, and his fight camp leading up to the fight this Saturday.Matt, Jim & Din close the show with a Matt & Din duet and speculation over who Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor should fight next.  Keeps: Get your first month of treatment free at Keeps.com/UFC. Candid: Get $75 off at CandidCo.com/Unfiltered with promo code UNFILTERED.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2019
Robbie Fox joins Matt today to talk about comic books, this weekend's fights in Mexico City, and what it's like to fight GSP. After a few minutes of DC/Marvel talk (fair warning), Jim calls in from the road to talk about the odd ending to Jeremy Stephens vs. Yair Rodriguez, and if it was handled correctly. Then, Justin Gaethje -- perhaps the hottest fighter in the UFC -- joins to talk about his incredible TKO of Cowboy Cerrone, how he would matchup with Khabib, and the latest about a potential fight with Conor McGregor. Finally, MMA superfan and host of MTV's The Challenge TJ Lavin calls in, to talk about how he's an OG UFC fan (since UFC 1!), BMX racing, reality shows and his friendship with Forrest Griffin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 19, 2019
Why have one headline fighter when you can have both! Jim and Matt speak to both Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens, the #7 and #8 Featherweights squaring off this Saturday in Mexico City. First, Yair Rodriguez joins to talk about training at high altitude and how he caught The Korean Zombie by surprise with a late KO after studying his game. Then, Jeremy Stephens calls in to talk about how he thinks The Korean Zombie was "dumb" for not seeing that elbow coming, his outlook on how to treat opponents before fights, and much more. Finally, Jim and Matt break down the wild acrobatics displayed by Michel Pereira in his loss to Tristan Connelly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Matt is joined by Phoenix Carnevale today to talk about Cowboy-Gaethje, the latest in Welterweight drama, and much more. First, ESPN's Brett Okamoto calls in to talk about the news he's broken about UFC 244, including whether there will *actually* be a BMF belt at the Diaz-Masvidal fight. He also relays some behind-the-scenes info about what went down between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. Then, Jim calls in from the road to talk about Cowboy-Gaethje, Tyron Woodley's latest comments about Colby Covington, and if he'd like to play a vampire in a movie. Finally, Uriah Hall calls in fresh off of his massive win over Antonio Carlos Junior Saturday, in which he held off a strong ground attack. It was a split decision - did Uriah expect to win? And perhaps most importantly, who's next? BlueChew: Visit BlueChew.com and use promo code UFC to get your first shipment free, just pay $5 shipping.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Matt is joined in-studio with #2 Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling! They begin with UFC Light Heavyweight prospect Jimmy Crute. He Skypes in to discuss his composure in the Octagon, being a forklift driver before competing full-time, and his upcoming fight against Misha Cirkunov on September 14th. Then, "Funky" Ben Askren joins the show. He talks about bouncing back from his first loss against Jorge Masvidal, takes aim at the rest of the Welterweight division, and discusses his upcoming bout against Demian Maia on October 26th in Singapore. Finally, Jim calls in to debate the outcome of Cowboy vs Gaethje this Saturday from Vancouver on ESPN+, and Aljo has a message for Henry Cejudo and the rest of the Bantamweight division...Thorne: For more information, visit Thorne.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2019
Jim and Matt are reunited at last! Matt is back from Abu Dhabi and is a changed man after flying business class. Matt had a front-row seat to the Khabib-Poirier showdown - what did he think was going to happen during the fight? There's no one better to break down the fight than perhaps Khabib's toughest-ever opponent, Al Iaquinta. Raging Al talks about his upcoming fight with Dan Hooker in Australia on October 6, plus if he thought Poirier could take out Khabib and what he thinks of the Diaz-Masvidal fight that was just announced. Then, Nate Diaz's (and Wiz Khalifa's) training partner/actor/stuntman and martial artist Ernie Reyes Jr. joins the guys. He talks about how Nate is preparing for Gamebred in NYC at UFC 244, plus how good his student Wiz Khalifa really is at MMA (you won't believe his answer). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
Jim is joined by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports today, who's subbing in for Matt while he is in Abu Dhabi filming Dana White: Lookin' FWD to a Fight. Speaking of Abu Dhabi, could Dustin Poirier really unseat Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Lightweight championship this Saturday? The guys look at the upcoming fights, including Felder vs. Barboza and the rest of the impressive UFC 242 card. Plus, analysis of UFC Shenzhen and Zhang Weili's amazing win over the defending strawweight champ Jessica Andrade.First, they're joined by Don Madge, the South African Lightweight fighter who had a strong UFC debut last October. He talks about training with Cyborg, the MMA scene in South Africa, and a very unusual pre-fight ritual. Then, #4 Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes calls in to talk about his huge fight with #9 Heavyweight Shamil Abdurakhimov this Saturday. Plus, he gives a callout to someone he wants to fight next, should everything go well at UFC 242.Finally, Jim and Robbie make some predictions for Saturday.DraftKings: Sign up today at DraftKings.com with promo code UNFILTERED, and claim your deposit bonus up to $500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 2, 2019
With no new podcast this Labor Day, let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?This is the second-ever episode of Unfiltered, from June 2016.Remember the time CM Punk called in and discussed his WWE career and his motivation on fighting in the UFC before his debut @13:45? Remember the time The Rock opened up about fighting in the UFC @44:00?What friend of The Rock did Jim used to try to haze at his comedy shows? @52:00?The Unfiltered team remembers -- and on this Labor Day we think you would like to like to hear these stories again too. So sit back, relax and enjoy this throwback to the second ever UFC Unfiltered.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 29, 2019
Today, Matt's joined by coach and friend Ray Longo. They have a lot to catch up on, including pushback Matt has gotten about his criticism of Conor McGregor in our last episode. First up, Calvin Kattar joins to talk about his upcoming fight in Boston on October 18th against Zabit Magomedsharipov. He's won some big fights with his striking - how will he handle his unorthodox opponent? Then, Eryk Anders joins to talk about his October 12th fight with Gerald Meerschaert. Both fighters recently snapped losing streaks - how did Anders get his swagger back? Finally, Jim calls in from Switzerland to make some picks for the fights in China on Saturday, and to discuss the Till-Gastelum fight that was just announced. Plus, Jim continues to stick his neck out on Poirier's chances to upset Khabib, and then Matt waxes poetic about missing Jim after an episode with Longo. Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/Unfiltered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Aljamain Sterling joins Matt today - and he has lots to talk about after his Instagram post Sunday calling out everyone in his division, including Henry Cejudo and Frankie Edgar. (19:00) Who is he going to fight next? First off, Flyweight Andrea Lee joins via FaceTime from her daughter's school to catch up about her fight vs Joanne Calderwood in Abu Dhabi September 7 at UFC 242. She called her impressive win over Montana De La Rosa the worst fight of her career after the fight - how does she feel now? What's her plan in her next fight? Then, Jim calls in to talk with Aljo and Matt about Aljo's comments on Instagram. Why isn't anyone in the division calling anyone else out? Why did Aljo choose now to make comments about the rest of the division? What's the deal with the Frankie Edgar rumors? And what does Sterling think of Cejudo's attempt to become an intergender champion? Plus, Matt and Aljo weigh in on Conor McGregor's bar fight in April, and Matt explains what happens to fighters when they get famous and have lots of wealth - and what it's all about in the end. Then, Lightweight Paul Felder calls in to talk about his highly anticipated rematch with Edson Barboza at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. What did he learn from his last fight, and what's the game plan this time? BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Matt is joined by friend of the show Jamie English to break down the weekend of fights and interview some of Matt's favorite young fighters. First, newly-minted #3 Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen calls in to talk about his impressive win over veteran Raphael Assuncao, his mental approach, and his back tattoos. Then, Jim calls in from the road to catch up on Conor McGregor -- and then he and Matt discuss whether Aljo Sterling should take a rumored fight with Frankie Edgar. Then, Matt and Jamie are joined by Drakkar Klose - and a surprise guest (his girlfriend, fellow UFC fighter Cortney Casey). They talk about his impressive win Saturday and why he decided to call out Gregor Gillespie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2019
What a weekend of fights! Jim and Matt are here to break down all the big storylines from UFC 241, including the return of Nate Diaz, the legacy of Daniel Cormier, the return of Stipe Miocic, the epic battle between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, and much more. But first, two exclusive upcoming fight announcements. Jim and Matt break news and announce two future bouts in both the Middleweight and Welterweight divisions.First, the guys are joined by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports. He interviewed Miocic last week on his podcast, My Mom's Basement. Did he see the upset coming?Then, Derek Brunson calls in after his impressive and resilient win against Ian Heinisch. How did he handle that massive leg kick in the first 7 seconds? What's next for the Middleweight fighter, who is sure to climb past his #8 ranking after this win? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Matt and Jim are excited to watch UFC 241 this weekend and break it all down for you in this jam-packed episode. First, Jim and Matt talk about the latest with Devonte Smith and the upsetting back-and-forth on social media with John Makdessi, and then Smith calls in to discuss his roller-coaster ride as two fighters have cancelled on him on this card. Smith also talks about how he got into fighting, his strengths, and his relationship with his new opponent, Khama Worthy. Next, Jim and Matt run through the news, including the odd Cejudo-Shevchenko conversation, Frankie Edgar moving to Bantamweight and Aspen Ladd potentially leaving the women's Bantamweight division. Then, Anthony Pettis joins the show to talk about his chatty UFC 241 opponent, Nate Diaz. He talks about why he wanted Diaz, which divisions and weights he is most comfortable at, and if he could take years off between fights like Diaz has. Finally, don't miss Jim and Matt's predictions, including Jim's very reluctant decision on who will win Cormier-Stipe 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
Matt and Phoenix (subbing in for Jim today) are joined by the one and only Daniel Cormier! They ask the #1 P4P fighter about his upcoming rematch against Stipe Miocic, if the legendary film-watcher found anything else to exploit, and what drives him to keep competing and defending his belt, even after he's notched an all-time-great resume. Plus, Matt and Phoenix dive deep into the fights last weekend, including an extended breakdown of the Mike Perry-Vicente Luque showdown and a few BJJ'ers in the prelims that caught Matt and Phoenix's eyes. BlueChew: Unfiltered listeners can try BlueChew free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 7, 2019
Jim and Matt speak to #15 Welterweight Vicente Luque, who joins via Skype from Uruguay, where he's fighting Mike Perry this weekend. How does Perry's trash-talking affect Luque? What does he make of the rest of his division? As someone who once defeated Thiago Santos, what does Luque think of the way Santos fought against Jon Jones? Then #7 Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir joins the show to talk about prepping for his long-sought fight with former training partner Ilir Latifi this Saturday. He also talks about his brutal -- and controversial -- split decision loss to Dominick Reyes in March. Then the guys discuss the latest with the Covington-Usman matchup, and preview the fights this weekend, including the main event between Women's Flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche, who has beaten her once before.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 5, 2019
Jim and Matt are back to discuss the looming Covington-Usman title fight in the wake of UFC Newark this weekend, plus the Cyborg situation and Jim Miller's great win over Clay Guida. But first, Mickey Gall calls in fresh off his win Saturday against Salim Touahri. How did he recover so quickly from kidney failure against Diego Sanchez? How has he bounced back? And what does he make of Mike Perry's "green" comments? Then, #8 Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson joins to discuss his ongoing beef with Jon Jones, why he wants Johnny Walker at MSG, and whether Jones' fight against Santos proves the champ has lost a step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
Matt & Jim are finally reunited! The two kick off today's podcast talking to the headliner of UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler: Welterweight Robbie Lawler. He discusses his emotions after his controversial loss against Ben Askren, how he viewed his torn ACL as "a blessing," and how he doesn't allow Colby Covington's smack talk to get under his skin. Then, Matt describes what it was like at Dana White's 50th birthday party. He also tries to make Jim train with Matt for a fight against his new buddy, the Bagel Boss, who's somehow training with Al Iaquinta. Finally, UFC Lightweight Jim Miller, who is fighting in the co-main event this Saturday at UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler, calls in. He talks about fighting in his backyard of New Jersey, his years-long battle with a previously undiagnosed case of Lyme disease, and his upcoming fight against Clay Guida. Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at Bombas.com/Unfiltered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 29, 2019
Phoenix Carnevale joins Jim to recap the Cyborg-Spencer and Holloway-Edgar fights from Saturday, and talk to a fighter who just won a huge fight, and one who just booked one. First, Jeremy Stephens joins the show to talk about his main event fight vs Yair Rodriguez in Mexico City Sept. 21. Stephens discusses his Mexican heritage, how he's improved in his last few fights, and a prediction for the matchup. Then: What is Frankie Edgar's future? Can anyone stop Max Holloway? And is Cyborg-Nunes really going to happen? Next, Geoff Neal joins to talk about his incredible win over Niko Price in perhaps the most memorable fight of the weekend. How do you prepare for a fighter as unique as Niko Price? What's Geoff going to do with his $50k Performance of the Night bonus? Is he going to continue waiting tables for a day job? BlueChew: Get your first shipment free at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping! Keeps: For a limited time, receive your first month of treatment for free at Keeps.com/UFC.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 24, 2019
Jamie English joins Matt today to preview the UFC 240 card, discuss the Jon Jones allegations, analyze the latest with Edwards-Masvidal... and catch Matt up on his new beard. Then, Felicia Spencer joins to preview her fight against Cris Cyborg on Saturday. Matt can relate to her as a one-time long shot against UFC legend Georges St-Pierre, and they talk about how it feels to have everyone assuming you're going to lose. Next, Jim calls in from Montreal to pick the fights this weekend and discuss the Weidman-Reyes fight in October (which was made official shortly after recording). Who do the guys like in the main event at UFC 240 this weekend: Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar? Finally, the one-of-a-kind Niko Price calls in to discuss his fight with Geoff Neal this weekend at UFC 240.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 22, 2019
Jim is away, which means Matt's old pal Phoenix Carnevale joins him in the studio today. First, they are joined by Heavyweight Walt Harris, fresh off his decisive 12-second KO of Aleksei Oleinik on Saturday. Harris discusses how he trained to fight Oleinik, how he got tipped off to try the early head-kick, why he decided to switch gyms, and why he wants to fight on the Abu Dhabi card in September.Then, Jim calls in to discuss the results of this weekend's card with Phoenix and Matt, plus they touch on the Cowboy/Gaethje fight in September, a possible Jones/Adesanya megafight, and more. Finally, Matt & Phoenix have their obligatory superhero movie geek-out session discussing Spider-Man: Far From Home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 17, 2019
On today's episode, Matt ran into Frankie Edgar's father, so they kick things off with their takes on the main event of UFC 240 next weekend, Holloway vs. Edgar. Then, #13 ranked UFC Lightweight Alexander Hernandez calls in to talk about his upcoming fight against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on ESPN 4 this Saturday, his training regimen, and what it was like to face Cowboy Cerrone on short notice.  The guys then run through all the big stories, from Masvidal demanding to fight either Usman or McGregor, Aljamain Sterling saying he should take on "Ce-doo-doo" instead of Urijah Faber, and Korean Zombie potentially facing off against Brian Ortega. Then, they pick the fights for this weekend, including our next guest, Leon Edwards, who is facing off against Rafael Dos Anjos in the main event Saturday. Leon Edwards joined for a bit, but we had serious phone troubles - apologies to our listeners. Don't miss UFC on ESPN 4 from San Antonio this Saturday!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
On today's episode, the guys recap Saturday's fights, including whether the Germaine de Randamine/Aspen Ladd fight was called too quickly, if female fighters are treated differently than male fighters when it comes to stoppages, Urijah Faber's comeback, and which fighter impressed them the most on Saturday. Then, Jim and Matt talk to Lightweight fighter Jared Gordon, who is coming off a big win two weeks ago, and whose memorable post-match speech about addiction has stuck with fans. A warning to our listeners: Jared shares his amazing journey from former addict to UFC fighter, including some details about drug abuse, and tragic details about child abuse in his upbringing. Jared will be a coach on Dana White's Contender Series July 16, don't miss it!Also, around 29:45, Matt Serra weighs in on whether he is the Bagel Boss guy. BlueChew: Get your first shipment FREE at BlueChew.com, promo code UFC. Just pay $5 shipping!  Postmates: Download the Postmates app and use code UNFILTERED for $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 10, 2019
Matt & Jim are joined in-studio with MMA coach and co-leader of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, Ray Longo. The guys discuss whether or not Thiago Santos should get a rematch against Jon Jones, who they predict will win in Khabib vs Poirier, and why Chris Weidman probably won't ever fight in New York again. Then, they're joined on the phone by UFC #1 ranked women's bantamweight contender, Germaine de Randamie. She reveals her feelings on refusing to fight Cris Cyborg in 2017, Amanda Nunes' incredible run, and her soccer injury that damaged her vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 8, 2019
Jim and Matt have a lot to say about Saturday's fights, on everything from the unbelievable KO by Jorge Masvidal against Ben Askren, to the champ-champ Amanda Nunes, to who Jon Jones should fight next, and more. Today, they're joined by the interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya, who is going to fight for the undisputed belt in October against Robert Whittaker. Adesanya talks about Whittaker and Jon Jones teaming up to train, why some people prefer to do their trash talk online vs in person, and why he hopes to fight Whittaker in his home turf of Australia. Next, Michael Chiesa joins the show to discuss his impressive welterweight win over Diego Sanchez, his future plans on who to fight, and a truly odd request he had to make in the middle of the fight against Sanchez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 3, 2019
On today's show, Matt & Jim kick things off with UFC Bantamweight Holly Holm. She talks about evolving as a martial artist, singing with Jon Jones, being underestimated by others ahead of her fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 239, and more. The guys also give their takes on what Darren Till recently said about his (alleged) taxi theft in the Canary Islands which landed him in jail. Then, UFC Welterweight Ben Askren calls in to the podcast. He discusses why he called Nate Diaz "delusional", his relationship with Dana White, and what he's expecting from Jorge Masvidal ahead of their fight this Saturday.Finally, Matt and Jim make their predictions for the main card of UFC 239 taking place in Las Vegas this Saturday July 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2019
Matt & Jim kick off today's podcast discussing Thiago Santos against Jon Jones this Saturday at UFC 239 and Aljamain Sterling's recent comments on Joseph Benavidez's dominant win over Jussier Formiga. Then, they dive into the results from UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. dos Santos and debate the best way to defeat Ngannou. After that, UFC Light Heavyweight Eryk Anders calls in to talk about his use of hypnosis to help him off his three-fight losing streak.Finally, the guys end the show debating who Kelvin Gastelum should face now that he is cleared to fight and who Chris Weidman's first opponent at Light Heavyweight will be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2019
It's a jam-packed episode to preview UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos on ESPN this weekend!First, lightweight Roosevelt Roberts joins to discuss his fight with Vinc Pichel, his rise to prominence in the UFC, earning a contract, and his amazing life story. Then, one of the all-time grappling greats, Demian Maia, joins to talk about his fight against Anthony Rocco Martin, his fighting style, and his incredible career since joining UFC in 2007. Next, Joseph Benavidez joins to talk about his flyweight battle with Jussier Formiga, Saturday's co-main event. Benavidez is the last fighter to beat Henry Cejudo and believes he's next in line to fight the champ when he returns from his shoulder injury. At the end, Jim & Matt make their predictions for the main event: Francis Ngannou vs Junior Dos Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 24, 2019
Matt & Jim kick off the show with a recap of UFC on ESPN+ 12. They give their thoughts on all the action from this past Saturday, including Korean Zombie's sub-one-minute KO of Renato Moicano. Then, Middleweight and winner of his first UFC bout Deron Winn calls into the show. Winn discusses what it's like to be 5'6" in the Middleweight division, starting out as a collegiate wrestler, and what it's like to train at the American Kickboxing Academy. The guys close out the show with a roundup of other news, including their thoughts on an interim Bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan & UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley being pulled from UFC 239. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2019
Matt & Jim kick off the show with a recap of Matt's jiu jitsu appearance on Fox & Friends yesterday morning. Then, UFC Middleweight Kevin Holland calls in to talk about how Dana White gave him the nickname "Big Mouth", starting up a Twitch channel with Matt, and his upcoming fight against Alessio Di Chirico at Fight Night Greenville this Saturday.Next, Bantamweight Rob Font joins the guys to discuss his bout against John Lineker at Fight Night Greenville, how Calvin Kattar tricked him into liking golf, and the current state of the Bantamweight division. Matt & Jim close out the podcast with highlights from the Dana White Contender Series Season 3 premiere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 17, 2019
First, we're joined by Sean O'Malley, the former Dana White Tuesday Contender Series star who has fought his way to prominence in the UFC's Bantamweight division. He talks about his lucrative Twitch channel, how he's handled his rapid rise in popularity, and his fight July 6 at UFC 239 vs Marlon Vera. Don't miss the new season of Dana White Contender Series on ESPN+ this Tuesday through August. Next, the guys touch on TJ Dillashaw's statements about his failed drug test. Was it enough of a mea culpa to change Matt or Jim's opinion of him? Then, we're joined by Francis Ngannou, who, in addition to being in a viral photo with Shaquille O'Neal this weekend, is fighting Junior Dos Santos as the main event June 29 at UFC on ESPN 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 12, 2019
First, the guys recap the Khabib-Poirier press conference and dig in on Dana's response to Henry Cejudo calling himself the greatest combat sports athlete of all time. Then Aljamain Sterling joins Jim and Matt in-studio, and they discuss Sterling's big win over Pedro Munhoz Saturday. After Matt asks who's next, Sterling calls for a shot against Cejudo. Says Sterling: "I can't see on paper where he beats me." Then they discuss Chris Weidman's move to light heavyweight, and if it's a better weight class for him at this stage in his career. Lastly, Sterling reveals what he said to Pedro Munhoz in the middle of the fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 10, 2019
The guys begin the podcast with Urijah Faber, who will be making his comeback at Fight Night 155 in July against Ricky Simon. After Cejudo called Faber out over the weekend, may there be a fight in the works? Then, Matt opens up about a loss, then talks about the emotional win from Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 this weekend. Afterwards, the guys break down the fights from UFC 238 - the impressive showing from Tatiana Suarez, the heavyweight fight between Ivanov and Tuivasa, and the controversial end of the Ferguson-Cerrone matchup. Lastly, the guys break down Shevchenko's knockout of Jessica Eye and the unbelievable performance by Henry Cejudo and coach Santino Defranco. If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, know that you are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org for 24/7, confidential support.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 6, 2019
The boys are back! First, Matt and Jim reveal their feelings on the new studio and podcast team. Then, they're joined by UFC Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa to discuss his fight at UFC 238 against Blagoy Ivanov this Saturday, 'shoeys,' what it was like growing up with 11 siblings, and more. UFC Strawweight Tatiana Suarez also joins the podcast to discuss her upcoming fight against Nina Ansaroff at UFC 238, bouncing back after her cancer diagnosis, beating up boys as a wrestler at the age of 3, and more. Finally, Matt & Jim give their picks for the UFC 238 main card and the recently announced Khabib/Poirier fight on September 7th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Kevin Lee, Neil Magny, and Jared Cannonier all call in, and the great Ray Longo joins in-studio.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Merab Dvalishvili and Zuka Mtchedlishvili join the guys in-studio, and Vicente Luque calls in.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 9, 2019
Rose Namajunas, Anderson Silva, and Alexander Volkanovski all call in ahead of their UFC 237 fights.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 7, 2019
Frankie Edgar and Shane Burgos call in, and the guys recap UFC Ottawa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 2, 2019
Derek Brunson and Cub Swanson call in ahead of their UFC Ottawa fight, and Glover Teixeira joins the show to talk about his UFC Fort Lauderdale win over Ion Cutelaba.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 30, 2019
Roxanne Modafferi and Trevor Wittman both join the show for the first time.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 25, 2019
Greg Hardy and Mike Perry both call in, and Aleks Paunovic joins in-studio for the whole show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 23, 2019
Luke Rockhold, Jeff Novitzky, and Matt Frevola all call in, and the guys recap UFC St. Petersburg.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 18, 2019
Dustin Poirier, Alistair Overeem, and Antonina Shevchenko all call in.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2019
Justin Gaethje and Belal Muhammad both call in, and Matt and Phoenix break down UFC 236.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 11, 2019
Stylebender and Alan Jouban both call in, and Rodney Atkins joins in-studio.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2019
Max "Blessed" Holloway and Lou DiBella both join the show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 4, 2019
PVZ, Brett Okamoto, and Khalil Rountree all join the show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 2, 2019
Anthony Smith, Dominick Reyes, and Jack Hermansson all call in, and the guys recap UFC Philadelphia.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 28, 2019
Michelle Waterson and Josh Emmett call in to talk about their UFC Philadelphia fights, and the guys make their picks.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 26, 2019
UFC President Dana White joins the show, as do Al Iaquinta and Curtis Blaydes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 21, 2019
Maycee Barber, Justin Willis, and Bryce Mitchell all call in ahead of their UFC Nashville fights.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 19, 2019
Dustin Poirier and Dan Hardy both join the show, and the guys recap UFC London.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 14, 2019
Leon Edwards and Volkan Oezdemir both call in and discuss their UFC London fights.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 12, 2019
UFC commentator John Gooden and UFC Lightweight Beneil Dariush both call in, and the guys recap UFC Wichita.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 7, 2019
Junior dos Santos and Niko Price both call in, and the guys preview UFC Wichita.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 5, 2019
Randy Brown joins the guys in-studio, and Johnny Walker and Tim Means both call in.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 28, 2019
Stefan Struve and Tecia Torres join the show, and the guys preview UFC 235.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 26, 2019
Anthony Smith and Kamaru Usman join in-studio, and Jeremy Stephens calls in.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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