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June 16, 2020
Matt and Jim begin today's show with the latest UFC news, including the Jorge Masvidal situation and the rumors about Jessica Eye's weigh-in last week.  Then, UFC Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili joins the show to discuss how it felt having his opponent, Ray Borg, drop out of their scheduled match due to a family emergency and how he moved forward and accepted a new opponent with very short notice. He also reveals why he called out Sean O'Malley after his victory Saturday.  Creator of Entourage Doug Ellin also calls in to share why he decided to include Ronda Rousey in the Entourage movie and why the UFC and Entourage mesh so well.  Finally, UFC Middleweight Marvin Vettori joins the show fresh off his first-round submission win against Karl Roberson on Saturday. He shares what it's like to be treated no different back home in Italy despite his star status within the UFC, how he is ready to fight again soon and wanting a rematch against Israel Adesanya.
June 11, 2020
Both fighters from this weekend's main event join the guys on today's UFC Unfiltered! First, Matt and Jim recap the latest UFC news, including the three title fights scheduled for UFC 251 and the location of Fight Island! UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye joins the show to share her thoughts on the current state of women in MMA, how she's overcome a back injury from a car accident as a teenager, what it was like to switch gyms and move across the country, and how she feels about headlining a UFC card for the first time.  Her opponent, Cynthia Calvillo, calls in to share how she went from walking into an MMA gym for the first time at age 23, to winning her first fight one year later, to becoming a UFC fighter and why she switched camps from Team Alpha Male to AKA.  Finally, Matt and Jim make their picks for this weekend's event, UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo.
June 9, 2020
Matt and Jim recap everything from Saturday's action-packed card! First, UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley calls in from his roofless dune buggy to share the secret to his unreal hand speed, why he thinks his KO at UFC 250 was more impressive than Cody Garbrandt's, and how he incorporates weed into his daily routine.  Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling calls in from Las Vegas after his first round submission win against Cory Sandhagen. He breaks down the techniques he used in the Octagon and doesn't hold back on his thoughts about Petr Yan and Jose Aldo's Bantamweight title fight. UFC Middleweight Ian Heinisch also joins the show from the mountains of Colorado to discuss his trainer's false positive COVID-19 test that almost got him kicked off UFC 250, how his time in prison led him to the UFC and to announce his next fight taking place later this month! Finally, Matt and Jim break down how their picks panned out after this weekend and, surprise, they didn't do that bad!
June 9, 2020
Matt and Jim recap everything from Saturday's action-packed card! First, UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley calls in from his roofless dune buggy to share the secret to his unreal hand speed, why he thinks his KO at UFC 250 was more impressive than Cody Garbrandt's, and how he incorporates weed into his daily routine.  Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling calls in from Las Vegas after his first round submission win against Cory Sandhagen. He breaks down the techniques he used in the Octagon and doesn't hold back on his thoughts about Petr Yan and Jose Aldo's Bantamweight title fight. UFC Middleweight Ian Heinisch also joins the show from the mountains of Colorado to discuss his trainer's false positive COVID-19 test that almost got him kicked off UFC 250, how his time in prison led him to the UFC and to announce his next fight taking place later this month! Finally, Matt and Jim break down how their picks panned out after this weekend and, surprise, they didn't do that bad!
June 4, 2020
Today's episode is all about this Saturday's stacked card at UFC 250 in Las Vegas! First, Matt and Jim pitch a new segment for Unfiltered and review their latest Netflix binges.  Then, UFC Featherweight Chase Hooper joins the show ahead of his fight on Saturday against Alex Caceres. He shares how his father-son relationship with Ben Askren began and how he copes with cutting weight by fantasizing about food. After the guys make their picks for UFC 250 and Matt calls Jim out for not wishing him a happy birthday, UFC Featherweight Felicia Spencer calls in before her main event fight against Amanda Nunes. She discusses how scary it was to quit her day job as an online algebra teacher and why she's confident she'll get the finish against "The Lioness" this weekend.
June 4, 2020
Today's episode is all about this Saturday's stacked card at UFC 250 in Las Vegas! First, Matt and Jim pitch a new segment for Unfiltered and review their latest Netflix binges.  Then, UFC Featherweight Chase Hooper joins the show ahead of his fight on Saturday against Alex Caceres. He shares how his father-son relationship with Ben Askren began and how he copes with cutting weight by fantasizing about food. After the guys make their picks for UFC 250 and Matt calls Jim out for not wishing him a happy birthday, UFC Featherweight Felicia Spencer calls in before her main event fight against Amanda Nunes. She discusses how scary it was to quit her day job as an online algebra teacher and why she's confident she'll get the finish against "The Lioness" this weekend.
June 2, 2020
Matt and Jim recap all the action from Saturday's UFC Fight Night headlined by Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns, and the latest UFC news including their thoughts on what should be next for Jon Jones. First, Matt explains why, as a Jiu Jitsu man, he enjoyed Billy Quarantillo's performance against Spike Carlyle Saturday night. They also go over Gilbert Burns' dominant performance against former champ Tyron Woodley and offer their take on what's next for the two Welterweights.  Then, UFC Flyweight Brandon Royval joins the show to discuss why he was disappointed in his UFC debut on Saturday despite getting a submission win over veteran Tim Elliott. He also reveals why he got so emotional during his post-fight interview while talking about his day job.  UFC Featherweight Billy Quarantillo also calls in to share his thoughts on opponent Spike Carlyle's decision to walk away from a dominant position with time still left in the round during their match and who he thinks his next opponent should be.   Finally, Matt and Jim close the show reviewing their (not so great) picks for the main card of UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns.
May 28, 2020
We have a jam-packed episode ahead of former champ Tyron Woodley's return to the Octagon against Gilbert Burns! First, UFC Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian calls in to share what it's like to be facing Antonina Shevchenko after facing her sister, Valentina, for the belt in February.  Then, Pat McAfee joins the guys to talk everything from the madness at UFC 249 to the rumored return of Mike Tyson.  UFC Strawweight Mackenzie Dern also hops on the show to reveal why she wanted to return to the Octagon only four months after giving birth, and reveals what she's most nervous about ahead of her fight against Hannah Cifers this Saturday.  The guys close out the show making their picks for UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns.
May 25, 2020
We are off today like the rest of the country, but a special episode of UFC Unfiltered with Urijah Faber and Uriah Hall was released Friday and is available now! Details below, and remember we are back Wednesday with an all new UFC Unfiltered. A Diaz brother crashes todays show, and a UFC Hall of Famer is expecting a child! No show on Monday, which means we have a special Friday episode of UFC Unfiltered!  Matt and Jim kick things off discussing all the latest UFC headlines, from the back-and-forth between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou to Matt's reaction to Aljamain Sterling fighting Cory Sandhagen. Then, UFC Middleweight Uriah Hall calls in to share how he reacted to the news his opponent at UFC 249, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, tested positive for COVID-19. Jim also asks Uriah what it's like to be on dating apps while having abs. Spoiler: it's great.  UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber closes out the show by clearing up what happened during his recent feud between him and Marlon Vera and what got him to weigh-in at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
May 23, 2020
A Diaz brother crashes todays show, and a UFC Hall of Famer is expecting a child! No show on Monday, which means we have a special Friday episode of UFC Unfiltered!  Matt and Jim kick things off discussing all the latest UFC headlines, from the back-and-forth between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou to Matt's reaction to Aljamain Sterling fighting Cory Sandhagen. Then, UFC Middleweight Uriah Hall calls in to share how he reacted to the news his opponent at UFC 249, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, tested positive for COVID-19. Jim also asks Uriah what it's like to be on dating apps while having abs. Spoiler: it's great.  UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber closes out the show by clearing up what happened during his recent feud between him and Marlon Vera and what got him to weigh-in at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
May 20, 2020
Matt kicks off the show sharing what he and the rest of the Serra/Longo fight team did for Ray Longo's birthday.  Then, analyst and former UFC fighter Kenny Florian joins the show to share how nervous he was to begin his broadcasting career at UFC 83, which happened to be Matt's rematch with GSP (9:50). He also offers his take on what will happen when Tyron Woodley takes on Gilbert Burns (17:10) and when Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Justin Gaethje (28:08).  UFC Featherweight Dan Ige closes out the show fresh off his win against Edson Barboza this past Saturday. He shares his frustrations on Barboza's team initially trying to protest the loss (38:13) and what makes the fight culture in Hawaii so intense (50:40).
May 19, 2020
We have a jam-packed episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Matt and Jim go over their fight picks for last Wednesday's card, UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, and Matt offers his take on how Anthony Smith's corner handled the bout.  (18:33) Then, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem calls in fresh off his TKO win against Walt Harris on Saturday. He discusses how he managed to recover after nearly getting finished in the first round and how he plans to get one more shot at the title. Overeem also discusses what he and his Legal team are doing about the Rozenstruik loss, what he plans to do when eventually retired, and he shows the guys THE HAMMER. (35:09) Former UFC Welterweight and coach Mike Swick join the guys from the AKA Academy in Thailand. He shares why his MMA facility is unique from all others and how Tyron Woodley performed a song he wrote that same day in a world-famous nightclub in front of Wiz Khalifa and thousands of fans. Swick also chats about The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 and his fellow alums, how he wanted to be a Navy Seal, and how movies (Kickboxer, The Beach, The Karate Kid, The Finest Hour) inspired him. (57:47) UFC Featherweight Nate Landwehr also joins the show after his battle with Darren Elkins to share what he wants next in his UFC career and how he plans on putting on a show every chance he gets. Nate has a great story, and he tells it with a fun and unique southern charm. Do not miss this opportunity to get know Nate Landwehr, a new friend of the show! Finally, Matt and Jim review their picks from UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
May 14, 2020
After four long days, we finally have more fights tonight! Matt and Jim start the show making their picks for UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira. Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling joins the show to discuss how Henry Cejudo's retirement impacts his title shot odds and when he expects to return to the Octagon. UFC Women's Strawweight Angela Hill also calls in ahead of her co-main event bout against Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. She shares some history about her legendary grandparents' alien abduction story and how quick turnaround fights help more than they hurt.  The guys wrap things up with UFC news, including the latest on Dominick Cruz’s criticism of referee Keith Peterson, Kelvin Gastelum’s suspension and they give their picks for this Saturday's card, UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
May 14, 2020
After four long days, we finally have more fights tonight! Matt and Jim start the show making their picks for UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira. Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling joins the show to discuss how Henry Cejudo's retirement impacts his title shot odds and when he expects to return to the Octagon. UFC Women's Strawweight Angela Hill also calls in ahead of her co-main event bout against Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. She shares some history about her legendary grandparents' alien abduction story and how quick turnaround fights help more than they hurt.  The guys wrap things up with UFC news, including the latest on Dominick Cruz’s criticism of referee Keith Peterson, Kelvin Gastelum’s suspension and they give their picks for this Saturday's card, UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris.
May 12, 2020
We have an extra-long episode of UFC Unfiltered to recap all the action from UFC 249! Jim and Matt start things off by offering their takes on the biggest moments from the card, including Gaethje's masterful performance against Tony Ferguson, Henry Cejudo's surprise retirement, and Francis Ngannou's 20 second knockout of Jairzinho Rozenstruik.  Then, Houston Astros and hosts of the MMA podcast "The Walkout" Carlos Correa & Lance McCullers Jr. join UFC Unfiltered. They discuss why Correa knew Gaethje would beat Ferguson and which of the two would have a better chance facing Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.   Walt Harris also calls in to share how fighting Alistair Overeem in an empty arena on May 16th might be a good thing and some horror stories from his time as a mover.  Finally, Matt and Jim close the show recapping the rest of the UFC 249 action and Matt congratulates Georges St. Pierre on his UFC Hall of Fame induction.
May 7, 2020
It's the last episode of UFC Unfiltered before UFC 249! Matt and Jim are joined first by UFC commentator Jon Anik. From Justin Gaethje's chances against Tony Ferguson to why Francis Ngannou is the Mike Tyson of MMA, they cover all you need to know about this weekend's stacked card.  Then, UFC Lightweight Alexander Hernandez calls in ahead of his bout next Wednesday against Drew Dober. He reveals why he continued to train despite likely having COVID-19 and describes what it's like to go through three different opponents in less than a month.  Finally, Matt and Jim close out the show with their picks for the main card of UFC 249 this Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.
May 5, 2020
It is officially fight week! UFC Strawweight Michelle Waterson kicks things off recapping some awkward moments she's had with USADA, why she thought Joanna Jedrzejczyk won her fight against Zhang Weili, and what she thinks of her opponent at UFC 249 this Saturday, Carla Esparza.  Then, the boss man himself, Dana White calls in. He goes over the status of Fight Island, reveals the latest on Tyron Woodley's next bout, and personally guarantees that the main event of UFC 249, Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, will be insane!
April 30, 2020
The guys are pumped for UFC 249! Matt and Jim start the show discussing Junior Dos Santos' new moustache and figuring out when Tony Ferguson's last loss was (spoiler: it's been a while).  Then, former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman joins the show to discuss accepting eight opponents since his fight against Jack Hermansson was cancelled, when he thinks his next fight will be and to lobby Matt to join Twitch.  Finally, Karyn Bryant calls in to share who has the best walk-outs, how she feels about UFC 249 as a huge Tony Ferguson fan, and Matt and her do a duet of some of Tyron Woodley's greatest hits.
April 27, 2020
Matt and Jim kick off today's show admiring Brett Okamoto's singing ability from his music video "Fight Island." Then, UFC Heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik joins the show to reveal why he thinks his upcoming bout against Francis Ngannou at UFC 249 should be for an Interim title and what his corner told him before his 5th round finish of Alistair Overeem.  Finally, UFC Lightweight Paul Felder calls in to discuss why he decided he's not ready to retire, the toughest spot he's ever been in throughout his UFC career, and the hardest fights he's had to call.
April 23, 2020
Dan Hardy and Charles Rosa join Matt and Jim for another great episode. After Jim shows us a bizarre impression of a Vulcan from Star Trek, UFC Featherweight Charles Rosa calls in to share why he decided to smack talk Bryce Mitchell ahead of their fight May 9th at UFC 249, how he felt making his UFC debut against Dennis Siver on four days notice, and how he became a professional chef before joining the UFC.  UFC analyst and former Welterweight Dan Hardy closes out the show by sharing the crazy way Dana White first approached him about commentating for the UFC and how Matt helped him prepare for his fight against GSP. Dan then shows off his house (which used to be a church), his Lego collection and he and Matt bond over Star Wars.
April 23, 2020
Dan Hardy and Charles Rosa join Matt and Jim for another great episode. After Jim shows us a bizarre impression of a Vulcan from Star Trek, UFC Featherweight Charles Rosa calls in to share why he decided to smack talk Bryce Mitchell ahead of their fight May 9th at UFC 249, how he felt making his UFC debut against Dennis Siver on four days notice, and how he became a professional chef before joining the UFC.  UFC analyst and former Welterweight Dan Hardy closes out the show by sharing the crazy way Dana White first approached him about commentating for the UFC and how Matt helped him prepare for his fight against GSP. Dan then shows off his house (which used to be a church), his Lego collection and he and Matt bond over Star Wars.
April 21, 2020
Niko Price, Bryce Mitchell and Jim and Matt is a guaranteed good time! Matt and Jim start the show 'weighing-in' on Tony Ferguson cutting weight for the now delayed UFC 249 and share why they are pumped to hear Paul Felder wants to fight again.  Then, UFC Welterweight Niko Price calls in to share what he first thought when offered a chance to fight at UFC 249 against Vicente Luque, shows the guys his chicken coop, and tells the story of how he got his scar on his head.  UFC Featherweight Bryce Mitchell closes out the show by sharing why he loves to hate his opponents and what it felt like to get bullied as a kid.
April 16, 2020
No fights? No problem for Matt and Jim! They begin today's show recapping Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones' latest Twitter beef and Matt shares his thoughts on Anthony Smith's recent encounter with a home invader. Then, ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto joins the guys to offer the latest insights on the recently announced UFC 249 card targeted for May 9th, the mystical "Fight Island," and much more! UFC Featherweight Calvin Kattar closes out the show by sharing what fans can expect in his matchup against Jeremy Stephens scheduled for UFC 249 and how he deals with adversity after a tough loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2020
Interviews with UFC Featherweight Calvin Kattar and ESPN MMA Reporter Brett Okamoto
April 14, 2020
UFC 249 may be off, but nothing's stopping Unfiltered! Matt and Jim begin this episode of Unfiltered discussing the recent cancellation of UFC 249 and Dana White's 'Fight Island' where future UFC events will take place. Then, host of American Ninja Warrior and the new podcast game show 'Factorious' Matthew Iseman calls in to sample the new show with Matt and Jim, and shares how he went from nearly being a doctor to pursuing a career in comedy. Finally, UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje discusses nearly filling in at UFC 249 to fight Tony Ferguson, a potential matchup against Conor McGregor, and when he is hoping to have his next bout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2020
Matt and Jim kick off today's episode of Unfiltered going over the stacked card for UFC 249 and offering their take on why Ferguson vs Gaethje is such an interesting matchup. Then, UFC Welterweight Tyron Woodley calls in to discuss his chances of fighting at UFC 249, the depression he went through after his loss to Kamaru Usman, and why he wants to fight Colby Covington. Finally, UFC Featherweight Frankie Edgar joins Unfiltered to offer to fight Henry Cejudo if Jose Aldo is stuck in Brazil, share the details of his awful first management agreement, and recap Tiger King. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 7, 2020
Matt puts down the Uno and VR to join Jim for another episode of Unfiltered! UFC Middleweight Uriah Hall calls in first to share how he's preparing for his bout against Jacare Souza at UFC 249 despite the fight not having a location yet, and shares why he knows he can beat Israel Adesanya. Then, UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman calls in to share how close the UFC came to booking a title fight against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 249 and shares who he truly believes should be his next title challenger (spoiler: it's not Masvidal). Finally, Jim and Matt close out the show discussing the recently announced interim title fight headlining UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2020
There is zero fooling on today's episode of Unfiltered! First, the guys recap the latest news on UFC 249 and share why there's still hope Khabib vs Ferguson will happen. UFC Welterweight Gilbert Burns joins the show to discuss his first-round KO of Demian Maia, demand a fight at UFC 249, and mock Tyron Woodley's rap career. UFC Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo closes out the pod by revealing why he took a fight against Jose Aldo and sharing why he thinks he has a shot at the Featherweight belt. A few favorites from the episode to listen for: -How did Gilbert’s parents pay for his first BJJ training? -Who called Gilbert before the Demian Maia fight and offered advice that led to his victory? -Matt and Gilbert describe what it is like to KO an opponent. -Does Jose Aldo still have power in his kicks according to Henry? -Where is the world did Henry travel to develop his skills? -Does Henry have healing powers like Wolverine? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 31, 2020
UFC Welterweight Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and his father & coach, Ray Thompson, join Matt and Jim for a special edition of Unfiltered! They take us through some of Wonderboy's early career, from his introduction to MMA at UFC 3 to the karate scene's reaction to the UFC when it first arrived in South Carolina. They also discuss some of Stephen's biggest moments in the Octagon, from not giving up in his title fights against Tyron Woodley to breaking both his hands fighting Vicente Luque. The gang closes out the show discussing the latest on UFC 249, Jon Jones' most recent run-in with the law over the weekend and the very topical - Tiger King. This episode is sponsored by Blue Chew. Blue Chew brings you the first chewable with the same FDA-approved active ingredients as Viagra and Cialis. Blue Chew is prescribed online by licensed physicians, so you don’t have to go to the doctor’s office or wait in line at the pharmacy – and it ships right to your door in a discreet package. Blue Chew is made in the USA and since they prepare and ship direct, they're cheaper than a pharmacy. Right now, we’ve got a special deal for our listeners. Visit Blue Chew dot com and get your first shipment FREE when you use our special promo code UFC. Just pay 5-dollar shipping. Again, that’s B-L-U-E Chew dot com, promo code UFC to try it FREE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 27, 2020
qChael Sonnen and Din Thomas join Jim and Matt for another at-home episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, coach and former UFC Lightweight Din Thomas joins the show to reveal what led him to leave American Top Team and why he posted a scarily accurate impression of Stephen A Smith online. Then, former UFC Middleweight and the baddest man out of West Linn, OR, Chael Sonnen, Skypes in. He shares his solution for UFC 249, discusses the art and rules of trash talking, and how his Submission Underground will 'Make Grappling Great Again'. Finally, Chael talks some trash to the guys, and Matt calls BS! Do not miss this exchange. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 26, 2020
Chael Sonnen and Din Thomas join Jim and Matt for another at-home episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, coach and former UFC Lightweight Din Thomas joins the show to reveal what led him to leave American Top Team and why he posted a scarily accurate impression of Stephen A Smith online. Then, former UFC Middleweight and the baddest man out of West Linn, OR, Chael Sonnen, Skypes in. He shares his solution for UFC 249, discusses the art and rules of trash talking, and how his Submission Underground will 'Make Grappling Great Again'. Finally, Chael talks some trash to the guys, and Matt calls BS! Do not miss this exchange. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 24, 2020
It's another at-home episode of Unfiltered! Matt and Jim start the show with a check-in on how COVID-19 is impacting their lives, and Matt asks Jim about how his training with UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera is going (not that Matt's jealous or anything). Then, UFC Lightweight and former Interim Champion Dustin Poirier joins the show. He details just how close he was to submitting Khabib Nurmagomedov in their title fight in September, what prompted Colby Covington to apologize to him, how close he was to booking a fight with Dan Hooker and much more! Next, UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou gets on the line with Jim and Matt. He explains why Jairzinho Rozenstruik got 'lucky' against Alistair Overeem, shares how it felt to have fans turn against him after his first UFC loss, explains why Mike Tyson was the best to ever do it, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 19, 2020
Matt and Jim are practicing good social distancing for today's episode of Unfiltered! First, the guys update each other on how COVID-19 is impacting their lives, and Matt explains why Jorge Masvidal's recent comments dissing Kevin Lee's tap-out were unwarranted. Then, UFC Welterweight Leon Edwards calls in from Birmingham, England to share how he feels about his recently postponed bout against former champion Tyron Woodley and why he thinks being called a 'dark horse' of his division isn't a compliment. To close out the show, Daniel Cormier calls in to offer his take on where and when Khabib vs. Ferguson will ultimately take place, updates us on his anticipated matchup against Stipe Miocic, discusses what Australian UFC Heavyweight has joined his team, shares his thoughts on the current pandemic impacting the world, and much more! ZipRecruiter: Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. Raycon: Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/Unfiltered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 17, 2020
What, did you think we wouldn't have a show? Nothing is keeping Matt away from his Jimmy-bird! After Matt explains why he gives Kevin Lee a pass for being upset after he tapped out against Charles Oliveira, UFC Light Heavyweight Smilin' Sam Alvey calls in. He shares how his wife became his corner-woman and why he has zero problem fighting his friends. Then UFC Bantamweight Cody Stamann calls the show to share his thoughts on Cejudo vs. Aldo and why he felt he was being a 'whiner' after his latest match against Song Yadong. Finally, Matt and Jim close the show recapping all the action from UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira, including Gilbert Burns' 1st round TKO of Demain Maia and Renato Moicano's rear-naked choke win over Damir Hadžović. ZipRecruiter: Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. 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
March 12, 2020
We have a jam-packed show ahead of UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira! First, UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin joins Matt and Jim to reveal what it's like to grapple with Shaquille O’Neal, share who he thinks should be next for Jon Jones, and settles the debate on who has a better post-retirement bod: Forrest or Matt (Yes, thishappened and you don’t want to miss the hijinks)! Then, UFC Welterweight Demian Maia geeks out with Matt on BJJ in the UFC, shares why he hopes opponent Gilbert Burns will go for a takedown, recaps his submission win against Ben Askren and furthers the conversation by getting in a grappler vs wrestler dialogue with Matt. The always entertaining UFC Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker closes the show by revealing what prompted the move to Tristar Gym with Firas Zahabi, shows off his new hair, and shares how many fights he feels he needs to be ready for a title fight. He also talks about the “new generation” of UFC athletes, and if Jon Jones will be able to keep up with them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 12, 2020
We have a jam-packed show ahead of UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira! First, UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin joins Matt and Jim to reveal what it's like to grapple with Shaquille O’Neal, share who he thinks should be next for Jon Jones, and settles the debate on who has a better post-retirement bod: Forrest or Matt (Yes, thishappened and you don’t want to miss the hijinks)! Then, UFC Welterweight Demian Maia geeks out with Matt on BJJ in the UFC, shares why he hopes opponent Gilbert Burns will go for a takedown, recaps his submission win against Ben Askren and furthers the conversation by getting in a grappler vs wrestler dialogue with Matt. The always entertaining UFC Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker closes the show by revealing what prompted the move to Tristar Gym with Firas Zahabi, shows off his new hair, and shares how many fights he feels he needs to be ready for a title fight. He also talks about the “new generation” of UFC athletes, and if Jon Jones will be able to keep up with them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 10, 2020
Matt and Jim break down all the action from UFC 248! First, they offer their take on the craziness from Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk's title fight, and the lack of craziness in the Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero title fight. Then, UFC reporter Megan Olivi calls in. She is joined by her husband, UFC Flyweight Joseph Benavidez, and another very special guest! Megan talks to the guys all about what UFC 248 fighters and fans were like before and after the biggest moments from the card, she shares what Israel Adesanya told her immediately after the fight (it may shock you), and "Joe-Jitsu" shares the key to making the best coffee ever. Then, UFC Middleweight Gerald Meerschaert joins the show to discuss how he pulled off his guillotine choke finish against Deron Winn on Saturday and makes a callout for his next fight. He also tells a great story about the ridiculous advice he received from the crowd while he was in the octagon fighting Deron Winn. The advice and the person delivering the advice is priceless! Finally, Matt and Jim close the show by rewatching and analyzing the razor-close finishing round between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 10, 2020
Matt and Jim break down all the action from UFC 248! First, they offer their take on the craziness from Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk's title fight, and the lack of craziness in the Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero title fight. Then, UFC reporter Megan Olivi calls in. She is joined by her husband, UFC Flyweight Joseph Benavidez, and another very special guest! Megan talks to the guys all about what UFC 248 fighters and fans were like before and after the biggest moments from the card, she shares what Israel Adesanya told her immediately after the fight (it may shock you), and "Joe-Jitsu" shares the key to making the best coffee ever. Then, UFC Middleweight Gerald Meerschaert joins the show to discuss how he pulled off his guillotine choke finish against Deron Winn on Saturday and makes a callout for his next fight. He also tells a great story about the ridiculous advice he received from the crowd while he was in the octagon fighting Deron Winn. The advice and the person delivering the advice is priceless! Finally, Matt and Jim close the show by rewatching and analyzing the razor-close finishing round between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 5, 2020
Jim is off filming a secret project, so Matt called up UFC Welterweight Randy Brown to hang in-studio! Fellow UFC Welterweight Neil Magny is first to join the pod. He shares the culture shift he had with his coaches after his last loss and describes how his ill-timed suspension was actually a blessing in disguise. Then, UFC Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to share her thoughts on the recent smack Zhang Weili has been talking ahead of their title fight this Saturday, and reveals why she believes this will be the best fight in Strawweight history. Finally, Matt reveals he knows the secret Jim has been hiding for a whole month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 5, 2020
Jim is off filming a secret project, so Matt called up UFC Welterweight Randy Brown to hang in-studio! Fellow UFC Welterweight Neil Magny is first to join the pod. He shares the culture shift he had with his coaches after his last loss and describes how his ill-timed suspension was actually a blessing in disguise. Then, UFC Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to share her thoughts on the recent smack Weili Zhang has been talking ahead of their title fight this Saturday at UFC 248, and reveals why she believes this will be the best fight in Strawweight history. Finally, Matt reveals he knows the secret Jim has been hiding for a whole month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 3, 2020
Matt and Jim begin the show talking to ESPN MMA Reporter Brett Okamoto about which UFC fighters have called Brett attractive, his recent interview with Zhang Weili on her fleeing the Coronavirus in China, Ion Cutelaba's really good rope-a-dope, and more. Then, UFC Lightweight Beneil Dariush calls in ahead of his fight at UFC 248 on Saturday to share which fight he felt his opponent's arm pop a few times and to answer once and for all which version of The Office is better: British or American. Blue Chew: 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 27, 2020
The Funkmaster himself, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling is in-studio for today's episode! He pulls no punches talking about his fellow Bantamweights and the recently announced title fight between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo, and name drops who will likely be his next opponent. Felicia Spencer calls in first to discuss teaching Algebra with a black eye and her upcoming bout on Saturday against Zarah Fairn dos Santos. Former UFC Strawweight champ Rose Namajunas closes out today's show revealing how she's improved her mental health, chats about her upcoming rematch against Jessica Andrade at UFC 249 in April and tags in Pat Barry for some television talk with Jim, Matt and Aljamain. ZipRecruiter: Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 25, 2020
Since Matt is out busy being a husband and a father, friend of the show Jamie English joins Jim in-studio for today's show! First, MMA Junkie Lead Staff Reporter John Morgan calls in to talk Felder vs. Hooker, Aldo vs Cejudo, a potential matchup between Usman and Masvidal, how to fix the UFC's recent issues with judging (if it needs fixing), and all the latest UFC news. After Matt pops in to offer his thoughts on this past weekend's card in Auckland, UFC Featherweight Megan Anderson calls in to discuss her upcoming fight in Norfolk this Saturday, and then really opens up about her past, present and future. Including a breakdown of her ink, being classically trained with two instruments, and helping others by talking about her history of mental health. ZipRecruiter: Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/UNFILTERED. 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. 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
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