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May 31, 2020
In the first half of this episode we preview the upcoming UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer event coming up on June 6th, 2020, including Amanda Nunes defending her UFC Women's Featherweight Championship against Felicia Spencer, and a whole lot of relevant fights in the Bantamweight division.  Then in the second half of the show we discuss the week in MMA news including Henry Cejudo vacating his title, Jon Jones threatening to do the same, updated COVID procedures for the UFC shows in Vegas, and the potential end of the UFC's Reebok sponsorship deal. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 17, 2020
Now that all three UFC events from Jacksonville are finished, we can reflect on how this most unique of fight weeks went.  To start with, in the first half of this week's episode we discuss the results of just ended UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris.  Then in the second half of the show we review the success of this week from a financial and safety perspective, fighter and media contracts, when the next UFC card will likely be, Kelvin Gastelum's marijuana test failure, Dominick Cruz's allegations against Keith Peterson, and the results of UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 10, 2020
UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje actually went ahead as planned, and rather successfully at that.  Well, other than Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza testing positive for COVID-19.  In the first half of this week's episode we run down the entire event, including new UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo's win and subsequent retirement announcement, and more.  And if that wasn't enough UFC for one week, there are two more UFC cards coming up in Jacksonville, Florida this week, so we briefly preview UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, and UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris as well.  You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 2, 2020
UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje has been rescheduled for May 9th, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida, and it actually seems like it's going to happen this time.  Coronavirus be damned.  In this week's episode we take a break from discussing MMA in a state of quarantine, and instead preview the entire scheduled UFC 249 card, currently including a UFC Interim Lightweight Championship fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, and a somewhat surprising UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz.  Not to mention the completely stacked card of repurposed fights from all of the cancelled events from over the last two months. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 12, 2020
As quickly as UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje was announced, it was just as quickly cancelled once the UFC was unable to run their April 18th event in Lemoore, California. In this week's episode we get together on Skype (unfortunately) to discuss the cancellation of all UFC events going forward during the COVID-19 quarantine, and the various positions and reactions occuring in the world of MMA. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 2, 2020
There may not be any MMA fights happening in the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the usual players continue to keep things interesting.    In the first half of this week's episode we discuss UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones' DWI arrest and guilty plea, as well as Khabib Nurmagomedov officially confirming that he will not be fighting on April 18th's potential UFC 249 card. In the second half of the episode we run down the rest of the week in MMA news, including various fighter's take on quarantine, Valentina Shevchenko's injury, Bellator cancelling their May events, and more. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 19, 2020
Since our radio station and studio are under quarantine, it looks like we're doing podcasts from a living room for the moment. In the first half of this week's episode we run down the effects that coronavirus had on MMA this past week, including empty arenas, cancelled shows, and transplanted fighters. Then in the second half of the show we recap last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliviera, and then discuss some random MMA happenings while we watch Bigfoot vs. Gonzaga from Bare Knuckle FC 8. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 12, 2020
The UFC heads to Brasilia, Brazil this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliviera. Headlined by a Lightweight fight between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliviera, this card looks to be about as a strong of a free TV card as we've seen in a while, and we preview most of the fights in the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero, Coronavirus, Brian Ortega, and Bellator 241. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 1, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo is over, and we're recapping all of the results from Norfolk, Virginia including post-fight comments from Deiveson Figueiredo, Felicia Spencer, Kyler Phillips, Brendan Allen, Marcin Tybura, Luis Pena, Jordan Griffin, Spike Carlyle, and Sean Brady. Then we have a few words with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, who was backstage at UFC Norfolk. Finally, UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero is coming up this Saturday night, and we preview the entire card, including the UFC Middleweight Championship fight between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero, and the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship fight between Zhang Weili and joanna Jedrzejczyk. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 28, 2020
We're on location in Norfolk, Virginia for UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo, and in this episode we have pre-fight interviews and comments with Joseph Benavidez, Deiveson Figueiredo, Felicia Spencer, Zarah Fairn Dos Santos, Ion Cutelaba, Megan Anderson, Tom Breese, Luis Pena, and Spike Carlyle, all of whom are fighting on this Saturday night's card. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 23, 2020
The main event of UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker was expected to be an exciting one, and it more than delivered. In the first half of this week's episode we recap the entire event including Dan Hooker's razor close victory over Dan Hooker, Paul Felder's possible retirement afterwards, and big wins for Jimmy Crute and Yan Xiaonan. Then in the second half of the episode, we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo, before Steve and Liam head to Norfolk, Virginia for it. We also discuss Bellator 239 and 240, Valentina Shevchenko's next opponent, and rumors of Josh Barnett being out of his upcoming fight. Check back later this week for additional episodes on location from Norfolk, Virginia, including interviews with man of the fighters competing at UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 20, 2020
The UFC heads back to New Zealand this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker, featuring a main event between dark horse Lightweight contenders Paul Felder and Dan Hooker. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card. In the second half of the show we discuss some of the week's MMA news, as well as last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2, an event that gave us yet another possible contender to Jon Jones' UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, as well as a record setting amount of disqualifications for one night. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 13, 2020
There's more to the UFC Light Heavyweight division this week than just poorly judged title fights, but we do get into that this episode.  First up though, the UFC heads to Rio Rancho, New Mexico this Saturday night for UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2, and we preview that card in the first half of the show. Then once that's clear, we get all worked up about the main event of last weekend's UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes card. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 8, 2020
We unfortunately had to skip our regular weekly episode this week due to illness, but we just couldn't let a Jon Jones fight week go without at least some discussion. So here is a quick preview of UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes on the morning of the fight, and we'll be back next week with a full length regular episode. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 30, 2020
Curtis Blaydes picked up a big win over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos last weekend at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos. In the first half of this week's episode we recap that event, and discuss what's next in the Heavyweight division with Stipe Miocic currently out of the picture. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's Bellator event, some recent UFC releases and signings, and what top level fights we'd like to see signed for the rest of 2020. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 23, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos is coming up this weekend, and is the UFC's debut in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the first half of the episode we preview the entire event, including the main event between Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos. Then in the second half of the show....Conor McGregor returned last weekend at UFC 246, knocking out Donald Cerrone in less than a minute, and opening up a ton of choices for his next fight for us to discuss. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 16, 2020
We're back in studio for our first live show of 2020, and it's just in time for Conor McGregor's return to the cage. This episode we preview the entire UFC 246 event, including the main event between Conor McGregor and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Pay Per View bouts for former UFC Champions Holly Holm and Anthony Pettis, and potential showcases for up-and-coming prospects such as Maycee Barber and Sodiq Yusuff. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 4, 2020
Our first episode of 2020 is spent looking back on the UFC in 2019. We run down all of the major UFC fights from last year, from the most improved fighters, to the biggest upsets. We also compare our year of fight picks against each other, as well as to our friends at Sherdog, MMA Fighting, and Bloody Elbow. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 28, 2019
This week is The Hammer MMA Radio's Tenth Annual Awards Show. As usual, the three of us debate 2019's Best Fight, Best Knockout, Best Submission, Fighter of the Year, and many more. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 23, 2019
In the first half of this week's show we discuss "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung closing out the last UFC event of 2019 with a huge knockout win over Frankie Edgar, Bellator 235 and 236 from Hawaii, the upcoming Bellator & Rizin: Fedor vs. Rampage, the PFL finals on New Year's Eve, and the announcement of a new fight for the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Then, just because, we try to determine who the best fighter who has never won either a UFC or Pride Championship is. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 19, 2019
The upcoming UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie is the last UFC event of 2019. Sure it's in South Korea, and it's airing at 5:00am Eastern Standard Time, but it does have a must-see Featherweight main event between Frankie Edgar and "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung.  In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, although we can't promise that we'll actually watch the whole thing. Then in the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's excellent (and long) UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington show, as well as the week in MMA news. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 12, 2019
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington is coming up this weekend, and is headlined by a rare night of three UFC Championship fights. In the first half of this week's show we preview the entire card, including UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski, and Amanda Nunes defending her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against Germaine de Randamie. In the second half of the show we recap an eventful UFC On ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruick event including the ridiculous Struve/Rothwell situation, and discuss the week in MMA news including the UFC releases of Renan Barao, Liz Carmouche, and Gray Maynard. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 1, 2019
After a couple of weeks hiatus, the UFC is back on December 7th with UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including the Heavyweight main event between Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, as well as a couple of high ranking Women's Strawweight and Women's Bantamweight fights. In the second half of the show we recap the results of BTC 8: Eliminator from Niagara Falls, Ontario, including a successful BTC Super Lightweight Championship title defence by "Handsome" Scott Hudson, and Lupita Godinez winning the BTC Women's Strawweight Championship. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 28, 2019
We start this week's show catching up on the week's MMA news, including the announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian, Kyoji Horiguchi's injury issues, changes to the USADA testing program, Mark Hunt's lawsuit, and some recent UFC releases and retirements. Then in the second half of the show we speak with BTC Strawweight Lindsay Garbatt, and BTC Bantamweight Teshay Gouthro, prior to their fights this weekend at BTC 8: Eliminator in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Check out BTC 8: Eliminator, which is coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 30th, 2019. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 21, 2019
The UFC's run of twelve events in twelve straight weekends did not end on the strongest note with last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Jacare. In the first half of this week's episode we recap that event, and discuss some of the week's MMA news including Ben Askren's retirement from MMA, Paulo Costa, and a couple of recent fight announcements. Then after the break we're joined by BTC Fight Promotions matchmaker (and former The Hammer MMA co-host) Rob Veevers to run down BTC 8: Eliminator, which is coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 28th, 2019 with three Championship fights. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 14, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Jacare takes place this weekend in Brazil, and it's headlined by Light Heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz welcoming yet another former UFC Middleweight to his division with Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. We preview the entire card in the first half of this week's show, including fights for long-standing Brazilian fighters Shogun Rua and Charles Oliviera. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar, Bellator 233 including "King Mo" Lawal's retirement, the UFC release of Gilbert Melendez, the announcement of Frankie Edgar's move to Bantamweight, and more. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 7, 2019
The UFC heads back to Russia this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar, an event that looks a lot different today than when it was announced. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including the main event Featherweight contenders fight between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar, and a Heavyweight co-main event between Alexander Volkov and the controversial Greg Hardy. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz, the BMF title, the most unpopular doctor in the world, Paulo Costa's injury, and some recent UFC releases. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 31, 2019
It almost fell through last week, but as of this recording, thankfully Nate Diaz will still be fighting Jorge Masvidal this weekend at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz for the BMF title, which is a thing that now exists. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card which also includes Darren Till's move up to Middleweight, as well as high opportunity fights for Vincente Luque, Gregor Gillespie, Johnny Walker, and more. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren, new Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima, and some notable recent Bellator signings. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 24, 2019
The UFC returns to Singapore this weekend, for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren, headlined by a grappling dream match of sorts between Welterweights Demian Maia and Ben Askren. We preview the entire card in the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman, the latest allegations against Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo moving to Bantamweight, Junior Dos Santos' leg infection, Gonzaga vs. Bigfoot, and more on Cain Velasquez in WWE. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 17, 2019
It's a rare UFC event on a Friday coming up this weekend in Boston, as former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman moves up in weight to fight Light Heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including a hopefully eye-damage free co-main event between Featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. Then in the second half of the show we discuss California's new weight cutting rules, Aspen Ladd's denied CSAC appeal, Jon Jones' legal problems, and MMA managers fighting getting into fist fights. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 10, 2019
While the UFC is heading to Tampa this weekend, the main event already appears to be in jeopardy due to issues with Joanna Jedrzejczyk's weight cut. So we're playing it safe and beginning this week's episode by recapping last weekend's UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya. Then in the second half of the show we preview UFC Tampa, which looks to be headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Someone, at Some Weight Class. We also run down the rest of that card, and Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez in WWE. *This is a re-upload to try to fix some weird sound issues* Catch us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 3, 2019
The UFC heads to Melbourne, Australia this weekend for UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya, a stadium show headlined by a unification fight between UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker and UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. We preview the entire card (well, most of it), in the first half of this week's episode.
September 26, 2019
The UFC debuts in Copenhagen, Denmark this Saturday night, with UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier, and in the first half of this week's episode we preview most of the card, including the main event between exciting new Middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier. Then in the second half of the show we recap last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens (all 15 seconds of it), and discuss the upcoming Bellator 228, Rashad Evans' free agent status, more USADA suspensions, and how finally...The Rock will return to Madison Square Garden. Probably. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 15, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje is over, and we're recapping all of the results from Vancouver, including post-fight comments from that all of the winners on the card, including Justin Gaethje, Glover Teixeira, Tristan Connelly, Uriah Hall, Misha Cirkunov, Augusto Sakai, Hunter Azure, Chas Skelly, Louis Smolka, and Austin Hubbard. Then in the second half of the show, we're joined by The Score MMA's James Lynch to preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens from Mexico City. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 12, 2019
We're on location in Vancouver for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje, and in this episode we have pre-fight interviews and comments with Donald Cerrone, Justin Gaethje, Nikita Krylov, Jeff Hughes, Misha Cirkunov, Cole Smith, Jordan Griffin, Ryan McDonald, and Kyle Prepolec, all of whom are fighting on that card. We're also briefly joined by The Score MMA's James Lynch to discuss UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje fight week so far. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 8, 2019
In the first half of this week's episode we run down the results of UFC 242, including UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's dominating win over Dustin Poirier, who's next for Nurmagomedov, some controversial scorecards, and how it's not the heat, it's the humidity. In the second half of the show we discuss the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje, the newly announced Diaz vs. Masvidal PPV main event, Cyborg signing with Bellator, and Bader vs. Kongo. Check back later in the week for additional episodes on location from Vancouver, including interviews with many of the fighters competing at this Saturday night's UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje. *And thanks to Adam Lane (@Alane999) who contributed to this week's corrections and omissions section, but Steve ironically omitted his name. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 2, 2019
UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns after a nine month suspension to defend his title against UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the upcoming UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier card from Abu Dhabi. In the second half of the show we recap UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang, some details from the ongoing UFC antitrust case, the announced return of Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, BJ Penn's street fights, CB Dollaway's USADA suspension, and more. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 27, 2019
In the first half of this week's episode, Steve and Greg preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang while we wait for James Lynch (The Score MMA) to get here from the airport. Then after the break, James joins us to discuss the Bellator 225: Mitrone vs. Kharitonov 2, Cain Velasquez's pro-wresting career, exactly who is the greatest MMA Heavyweight of all of time, and Conor McGregor's recent apology interview. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 15, 2019
It's a huge rematch this weekend at UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 in Anaheim, as UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship against former champion Stipe Miocic. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire UFC 241 event, including a wild Welterweight co-main event between Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis that we can't stop talking about. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2, the release of Cat Zingano, and some recent scary weight cuts. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 8, 2019
This weekend's UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche is the promotion's debut in Urugray, and is headlined by a UFC Women's Flyweight Championship fight between reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and former Bantamweight title contender Liz Carmouche. In the first half of this week's episode, we preview most of the fights on the card. Later in the episode we discuss last weekend's rather politicized UFC On ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler event, more on the absolutely crazy Dana White vs. Cris Cyborg issue, Frankie Edgar's recently announced move to the Bantamweight division, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson's wins in ONE Championship, and the upcoming Invicta FC 36: Sorensen vs. Young card. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 1, 2019
This weekend's UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler is kind of a strange event, as former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington still has to make a case for himself as a title contender by beating former champ Robbie Lawler, and possibly in front of invited guest Donald Trump Jr. Plus if you live in North America it's happening on an early Saturday afternoon for various reasons. In the first half of this week's episode we preview most of the fights on this card. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar, Cris Cyborg's promotional options, BJ Penn somehow being booked for another UFC fight, and the upcoming ONE Championship fights for Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 25, 2019
The UFC returns to Edmonton for the second time, and this time they've brought UFC Featherweight Champion, and honorary Canadian, Max Holloway to headline. In the first half of this week's show we preview the entire UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar event. In the second half of the show we discuss the week in MMA, including the latest Jon Jones disaster, Chris Weidman officially moving up to Light Heavyweight, and Myles Jury heading to Bellator. We also run down the results of the UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Edwards, an event that may still be going on as you're reading this. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 18, 2019
The UFC heads to Sacramento this Saturday, July 20th, for UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Edwards. In the first half of this week's show we preview most of the card, including the main event where finally after seven wins in a row, Leon "Rocky" Edwards gets a shot at a top five opponent in Rafael dos Anjos. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd, the seeming resurrection of the UFC Flyweight division, Abel Trujillo's arrest, and the announcement of Bellator's Featherweight Grand Prix competitors. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 11, 2019
The UFC returns to Sacramento, California for UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd, and they're pulling hometown hero Urijah Faber out of retirement for the occasion. In the first half of this week's episode we preview his return fight against Ricky Simon, the UFC Women's Bantamweight contenders fight between Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd, and the rest of this tightly matched event. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's excellent UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos, John Lineker finding a new home in ONE Championship, the official announcement of Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya, Sarah Kaufman's default tournament win, Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio, and Dillon Danis' nightclub altercation. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 4, 2019
UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos is this weekend, headlined by arguably the greatest male and female MMA fighters in the sport's history. In the main event, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defends his title against Thiago Santos. In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes defends her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against former Champion Holly Holm. It's looking like a great night of fights, and in the first half of this week's show we preview the entire card. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos event, the surprising release of John Lineker, some people kicking bottlecaps, and the the mid-year tally of our 2019 UFC prediction competition. You can find us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 27, 2019
The UFC returns to ESPN this Saturday night for UFC on ESPN 3: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the card, including a Heavyweight contender main event between Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos, and what would be a Flyweight contender fight between Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga if that title is ever defended again. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie, new Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr.'s win over Gegard Mousasi, Sean O'Malley's removal from UFC 239, BJ Penn's latest trouble, and some recently signed UFC title matches. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 16, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie is coming up this Saturday, June 22nd from Greenville, South Carolina, and this episode we preview the entire card, including fun fights like the main event, a John Lineker vs. Rob Font rematch, Andrea Lee vs. Montana De La Rosa, and the totally random return of Matt Wiman. Plus there's a quick recap of Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie, and an update from Steve as meets up with some MMA media personalities while traveling down the North American West Coast. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 10, 2019
UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes was one hell of a night of fights, and in the first half of this week's episode we discuss all of them, including brand new UFC Bantamweight Champion Henry Cejudo's victory over Marlon Moraes, a dominating performance by UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko over Jessica Eye, and a wild, controversial, Lightweight war between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone. In the second half of the show we run down some of the week's MMA news, the results of Invicta FC 35: Bennett vs. Rodriguez 2, and the upcoming Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 3, 2019
UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes is coming up this weekend, and in the first half of this week's double-length episode we preview all of the fights on the card, including UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship, UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko defending against Jessica Eye, and Tony Ferguson returning to face Donald Cerrone in a must see Lightweight contenders fight. In the second half of the show we look back on the results of UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith from Stockholm, Jessica Andrade being robbed in Brazil, and a discussion of our local BTC 6: Night of Champion event from Burlington, Ontario including post-fight interviews with winners Scott Hudson, Cheyanne Vlismas, Adam Assenza and Jacob Bohn. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 30, 2019
The UFC heads to Sweden again for the this weekend's UFC Fight Night in Stockholm, as Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith main event a show topped by three Top 15 Light Heavyweight fights. We preview the entire card in the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we run down some of the week's MMA news including Yoel Romero's supplement lawsuit, allegations against UFC Welterweight Alex "Cowboy" Oliviera, Urijah Faber ending his retirement, and a whole bunch of UFC releases, including many Flyweights and Elias Theodorou. Finally, former host and current BTC matchmaker Rob Veevers returns to discuss BTC 6: Night of Champions on June 1st in Burlington, Ontario, and featuring Scott Hudson vs. Dawond Pickney for the Super Lightweight Championship, additional Flyweight and Interim Women's Strawweight Championship fights, and fights with UFC and Invicta FC veterans. If you are in the Ontario area, BTC 6: Night of Champions takes place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019, and tickets can be purchased at http://www.btcfight.ca Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 23, 2019
This episode we welcome back our former co-host and current BTC Fight Promotions matchmaker Rob Veevers, BTC Super Lightweight Championship contender "Handsome" Scott Hudson, and live event correspondent Liam Dunlop, to discuss the results of UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee, Sage Northcutt's knockout loss in ONE Championship, Rashad Evans entering the UFC Hall of Fame, some weird UFC Rankings stuff, and the reduced suspensions of Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov. Then in the second half of the show, Rob and Scott discuss the upcoming BTC 6: Night of Champions event in Burlington, Ontario, featuring Scott Hudson vs. Dawond Pickney for the Super Lightweight Championship, as well as Flyweight and Interim Women's Strawweight Championship fights, and fights including UFC and Invicta veterans. If you are in Ontario, then BTC 6: Night of Champions takes place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019, and tickets can be purchased at http://www.btcfight.ca Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 16, 2019
UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee takes place this weekend featuring a relatively important Welterweight fight between Raphael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee, as well as a rather large Neil Magny-shaped hole on the card. In the first half of this week's episode we preview (most) of the fights from Rochester this Saturday night. In the second half of the show we look back at the results of UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade, including what's next for the Women's Strawweight division, Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and BJ Penn. There's also newly announced big returns for Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson, and the wildly entertaining Bellator 221 event from last weekend. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 9, 2019
UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas returns this weekend at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, following a one year layoff, to defend her title in enemy territory against Jessica Andrade. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including appearances from Brazilian legends Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy, rumors of disappointing numbers for last month's UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's arrest, Bellators both old and new, and Invicta FC's first Phoenix Rising tournament. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
May 2, 2019
The UFC returns to Ottawa, Ontario this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cerrone, headlined by an incredible Lightweight contenders fight between Al Iaquinta and "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including big fights for a lot of up-and-coming Canadian talent. In the second half of the show we discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson, and Bellator: MacDonald vs. Fitch cards, as well as the most recent end of Brock Lesnar's MMA career. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 25, 2019
This weekend's UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson may have been downgraded from ESPN to the ESPN+ app, but it's still looking like a night full of fun fights. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, which is headlined by a Middleweight fight between Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs. late replacement Jack Hermansson. In the second half of the show we catch Dave and Greg up on a week of MMA news following their week in Mexico, including Darren Till stealing a taxi, Angela Magana's coma and recovery, BJ Penn threatening farmers with machetes, Dan Ige giving blood to strangers, beach creepers getting kicked, and multiple USADA test failures. Finally, we take a quick look back at the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik card, and the upcoming Bellator: MacDonald vs. Fitch. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 14, 2019
Two new UFC Interim Champions were just crowned at UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2, and it was in two of the most exciting fights in recent memory. In the first half of this week's episode we discuss all of the UFC 236 results, including Dustin Poirier's upset victory over Max Holloway to become the UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, and Israel Adesanya living up to the hype by beating Kelvin Gastelum to win the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship. In the second half of the show we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 11, 2019
UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier is coming up this weekend, and it's just full of UFC Interim Championship fights. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card including UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship, and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya for the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship. It's kind of a mess, but it looks like a fun mess. In the second half of the show we run down a crazy week of MMA news, including TJ Dillashaw's official USADA suspension for EPO, the troubling allegations against BJ Penn, an update on Tony Ferguson, and of course more Conor McG regor drama. Plus, Greg quickly pops in to give his UFC 236 picks before he leaves for his wedding. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
April 4, 2019
The UFC is taking a weekend off for the first time in ten weeks. Ten weeks! So we start off this week's episode talking about some MMA news including the unfortunate Conor McGregor/Khabib Nurmagomedov war of words, now former UFC Heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov's lifetime ban by USADA, Josh Barnett's signing with Bellator, Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi's media day altercation, and the UFC 239 card announcement. In the second half of the show we look back on last weekend's UFC On ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje including a main event that did not disappoint, and the ONE Championship: A New Era fight results. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 28, 2019
We start this week's show discussing the New York Times article detailing Conor McGregor's sexual assault allegation, Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship, and Cain Velasquez's upcoming professional wrestling debut. Also, UFC On ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje is this Saturday night and is the UFC's second full broadcast on ESPN television. You couldn't ask for a more entertaining fight for this type of spotlight, as Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje has potential to be the best fight of 2019, and we preview most of the card. In the second half of the show we recap last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis, and somewhat preview this weekend's ONE Championship event from Tokyo, featuring the debuts of Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 21, 2019
In the first half of this week's episode we discuss what little is currently known regarding the adverse findings in TJ Dillashaw's post-fight drug test, and what his relinquishing of the UFC Bantamweight Championship means for both him, and the entire Bantamweight division. We also look at the UFC's new exclusive PPV deal with ESPN+. In the second half of the show we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis card, headlined by one of the most random fights in recent history, and look back on the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 14, 2019
Former UFC Welterweight Championship contender Darren Till gets a shot at the comeback trail this weekend by headlining UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal in London, England against Jorge Masvidal. In the first half of this week's episode we preview that entire ESPN+ exclusive card. In the second half of the show we the discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos results, Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Sarah Kaufman joining the PFL Lightweight tournament, Conor McGregor's latest legal trouble, and Yoel Romero's opinion of one-time opponent Paulo Costa's whereabouts. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 7, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos is this Saturday night, and it's the first UFC event in Wichita, Kansas.  It's a big one too, although mostly because Derrick Lewis is fighting Junior Dos Santos in the main event. We preview the entire card in the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we run down the results of last weekend's UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith, which was a weird night where Jon Jones almost lost his UFC Championship by disqualification, Kamaru Usman won the UFC Welterweight Championship in as dominating fashion as possible, and Ben Askren quite controversially defeated Robbie Lawler. Also, for Ontario MMA fans (or US fans on the border), it's worth checking out BTC 5: Typhoon this Saturday night in Windsor, Ontario. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
March 1, 2019
UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith is coming up this weekend, as Jon "Bones" Jones returns very quickly after his last fight to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Anthony "Lionheart" Smith.  In the first half of this week's episode we preview that fight, as well as the rest of the UFC 235 main card including Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship, and Ben Askren's long-awaited UFC debut against Robbie Lawler. In the second half of the show we discuss the UFC 235 preliminary card fights, the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos, recent allegations against Matt Hughes, even more UFC Interim Championships, and PFL's new ESPN deal. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 21, 2019
The UFC heads to Prague for the first time for UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos, and it's headlined by an important Light Heavyweight fight between Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos, and supported by...not much other than John Dodson vs. Peter Yan. In the first half of this week's episode we preview all of the fights on this EPSN+ exclusive card. In the second half of the show we recap a bunch of weird fights, including the too-short main events of UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez and Bellator: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov, and the too-long main event of Bellator: MVP vs. Daley. We also run down a few of the week's biggest MMA news stories, including the impending retirement of Georges St-Pierre, and the recently announced UFC Interim Middleweight fight between Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 14, 2019
The UFC debuts their first main card on ESPN this Sunday night, and it's literally a big one. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez returns after almost three years away, to face the hard hitting Francis Ngannou. In the first half of this week's episode we preview that entire UFC On ESPN: Velasquez vs. Ngannou event. In the second half of the episode we discuss last weekend's troubled UFC 234 card from Australia, the various health problems of Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, and both of the Bellator shows coming up this weekend. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
February 7, 2019
This weekend the UFC heads to Melbourne, Australia for UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum, as UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker attempts to defend his title for the first time in his home country.  In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire UFC 234 card. Then we take a look back at the results of last weekend's action packed UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 event, and run down some of the week's MMA news including Khabib Nurmagomedov's anti-anti-bullying stance, more disappearing UFC Flyweights, and the possibility of an Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm fight. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 31, 2019
The UFC heads to Fortaleza, Brazil this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2. In the first half of this week's episode we preview all of the fights on the main card, including a Bantamweight contender rematch between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes, and a high level Featherweight co-main event between Jose Aldo and Renato Moicano. In the second half of the show we run down the UFC Fight Night preliminary card, the results of last weekend's fun Bellator 214: Bader vs. Fedor event, Jon Jones' eligibility to fight in Nevada this March, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor's suspensions, and the UFC's release of Artem Lobov. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 24, 2019
It seems like it's been going on forever, but the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix wraps up this Saturday night at Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader. In the first half of this week's episode we preview that event, including the tournament final main event between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader for the vacant Bellator Heavyweight Championship, the continued rise of Aaron Pico, and the debut of former WWE World Champion Jake "Jack Swagger" Hager. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of the UFC's debut on ESPN, which featured Henry Cejudo possibly saving the Flyweight division, the controversial Greg Hardy fight, the brand new title belt design, and more. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 17, 2019
The UFC begins the ESPN era with a superfight in Brooklyn this Saturday night, when UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo defends his title against UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw. In the first half of this week's episode we run down the entire main card, as well as whether the Flyweight division survives this weekend, and the backlash for co-main event fighter Greg Hardy. In the second half of the show we discuss the UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw preliminary card, the UFC 232 buyrate, Jon Jones' CSAC test results, Cat Zingano's decision to appeal her UFC 232 loss to Megan Anderson, the suspension of UFC Women's Flyweight Jennifer Maia, and some exciting new fights that were just announced. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
January 6, 2019
Following a quick recap of the week in MMA news, including word of a Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith fight at UFC 235, the rest of our first episode of 2019 is spent looking back on 2018. We run down all of the major UFC fights from last year, from the most improved fighters, to the worst upset losses. We also compare our year of fight picks against each other, as well as to our friends at Sherdog and Bloody Elbow. As you can imagine, this was a huge opportunity for us to look absolutely terrible. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 30, 2018
This week's episode was recorded immediately following the conclusion of UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, and we're joined by a few friends including Sherdog's James Lynch. There's a ton to discuss between the return of Jon Jones to the top of the UFC Light Heavyweight division, Amanda Nunes staking her claim as the greatest women's MMA fighter of all time, and the rest of a pretty eventful UFC 232 card full of fouls and upsets. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 25, 2018
It wouldn't be a Jon Jones fight week without a bunch of drama, and this week's UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson is no different. Due to an abnormality in one of Jones' drug tests, the entire UFC 232 event has been moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on only a few days notice. Needless to say we have a lot to say about that during the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we run down the entire UFC 232 card, including the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship fight between champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino and UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 17, 2018
This week is The Hammer MMA Radio's Ninth Annual Awards Show. As usual, the three of us debate 2018's Best Fight, Best Knockout, Best Submission, Fighter of the Year, and many more. In the second half of the episode we look back on the seven year history of UFC on Fox, as well as run down the results of a ton of MMA events including UFC On Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2, Bellator 212 and 213 from Hawaii, and Invicta FC 33: Frey vs. Grusander 2. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 9, 2018
UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega is in the books, and featured an exceptionally exciting UFC Featherweight Championship defense by Max Holloway, and a brand new UFC Women's Flyweight Champion in Valentina Shevchenko. In the first half of this week's episode we are joined by FloCombat's James Lynch to recap the entire night of fights, and we also have post-fight comments from UFC 231 winners Thiago Santos, Nina Ansaroff, Brad Katona, Carlos Diego Ferreira, and Alexsandar Rakic. Then in the second half of the episode we preview the upcoming UFC On Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2, an event that signals the end of the UFC's seven year deal with the Fox Network. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 7, 2018
We're on location in Toronto for UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, and in the first half of this week's episode we have interviews with UFC 231 fighters Eryk Anders, Kyle Bochniak, Brad Katona, and more. In the second half of the show we are joined by the hosts of The Parting Shot Podcast, James Lynch and Adam Martin, to recap UFC 231 media week so far, including discussion of Max Holloway's status, Kyle "The Monster" Nelson, and the UFC on ESPN Greg Hardy controversy. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
December 3, 2018
The UFC heads to Toronto, Ontario this weekend for UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega, and in the first half of this week's episode we preview the main card, including the UFC Featherweight Championship fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega, and the Vacant Women's Flyweight Championship fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. After the break we continue on by discussing the UFC 231 preliminary card, more information on how the Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz PPV did. Finally, we run down the results of last weekend's two UFC events, The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale, and UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa from Adelaide, Australia. Check back later in the week for a bonus episode on location from Toronto, including interviews with many of the fighters competing at UFC 231. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 25, 2018
We start off this week's episode previewing next weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale headlined by a Welterweight contenders fight between Raphael Dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman, and UFC's return to Adelaide, Australia for UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa. In the second half of the show we recap the UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs Blaydes 2 event, the Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 PPV, BTC 4: Vendetta from Peterborough, Ontario, and discuss the week in MMA news. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 19, 2018
We start off this week's show discussing the results of UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio, which was the UFC's debut in Argentina, and it was a successful one for hometown Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio, who beat Neil Magny in the main event.  We're joined again by Liam Dunlop to recap the entire fight card. Then we continue along on the UFC's current international tour, previewing all of the fights on the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2, from Beijing, China. Finally we run down the week in MMA news, including the unlikely Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz PPV, Cody MacKenzie's fake urine, Rick Story's retirement, whatever's going on with Floyd Mayweather in Japan, and the upcoming BTC 4: Vendetta card in Peterborough, Ontario headlined by Lightweight Champion Adam Assenza vs. UFC veteran Jason Saggo. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 11, 2018
The UFC celebrated it's 25th Anniversary in style with UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez, in Denver, Colorado. In the first half of this week's episode we recap the entire event, including Yair Rodriguez scoring the likely Knockout Of The Year, during the likely Fight Of The Year, against The Korean Zombie. In the second half of the episode we discuss UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio, the impending closure of the UFC Flyweight division, Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw, the incredibly short-lived Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa fight in RIZIN, and Ben Askren's first UFC opponent. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
November 4, 2018
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis is in the books, and should be considered successful for the card that was essentially held together with crazy glue and chewing gum. In the first half of this week's episode we run down all of the results, including Daniel Cormier's successful UFC Heavyweight Championship defense against Derrick Lewis, Jacare Souza defeating Chris Weidman in an important Middleweight fight, and Israel Adesanya's continued rise through the Middleweight division. In the second half of the episode we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez event, which is the UFC's 25th Anniversary show, and then run down some of the week's MMA news. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 29, 2018
The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden this weekend for the snakebit UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis event, a card that experienced many revisions before landing on the current main event between two-division UFC Champion Daniel Cormier defending his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Derrick Lewis. We spend the first half of this week's show previewing the (hopefully) final UFC 230 main card. In the second half of the show we discuss the UFC 230 preliminary card fights, Demetrious Johnson going from UFC to ONE FC in exchange for Ben Askren, and the results of UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 22, 2018
UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith, the UFC's first event in Moncton, New Brunswick, takes place this Saturday night, and we're joined by Liam Dunlop to preview the entire card during the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show, we discuss former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez signing with the ONE FC promotion, Bradley Scott's USADA suspension for cocaine metabolites, the UFC's parent company pulling out an investment deal with the Saudi government, and the matches set for PFL's New Year's Eve tournament finals. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 15, 2018
The shadow of UFC 229 remains long, as we continue with the ongoing saga of the Khabib Nurmagedov and Conor McGregor, including early buyrate information, an update on athletic commission punishments, Zubaira Tukhugov's status, the media reaction to the UFC 229 fight, and which new fights may be made from here. We also run down the completely reshuffled upcoming New York, Toronto and Las Vegas UFC events. In the second half of the episode we discuss the results of last weekend's two Bellator events, Bellator 207: Bader vs. Mitrione, and Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
October 7, 2018
UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor is now in the books, and it appears we will be talking about this one for a while. In the first half of this week's episode we discuss the results of UFC 229, including Khabib Nurmagomedov's successful UFC Lightweight Championship defense against Conor McGregor, the wild post-fight brawl involving their teammates, and the rest of the mostly enjoyable fights from that event. In the second half of the show we discuss the newly signed UFC Women's Flyweight Championship fight signed for UFC 230, and take a look at the upcoming double shot weekend of Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader, and Bellator 208: Sonnen vs Emelianenko. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 30, 2018
UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor takes place this Saturday, October 6th, 2018, and we spend the entire first half of this week's show previewing the main event fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. In the second half of the episode we run down the rest of the UFC 229 card, as well as The National Labor Relations Board's dismissal of employee status for UFC fighters, manager Malki Kawa's side of the Jon Jones' USADA suspension reduction, some recent changes to the USADA suspension announcements, and the retirement of Bellator fighter and former UFC Interim Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 24, 2018
We begin this week's episode discussing the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor press conference from Radio City Music Hall, the abrupt end of Jon Jones' USADA suspension, the unfortunate passing of Japanese fighting legend Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Blackzillians founder Glenn Robinson, and the announcement of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. In the second half of the show we preview the upcoming Bellator 206 headlined by Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi defending against Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald, and run down the results of UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 17, 2018
We start off this week's episode discussing the results of UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik from Moscow, Russia. In the second half of the show we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Anders vs. Santos (formerly known as UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Santos), and then get into some of the week's MMA news including the announcement of a Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov press conference, some more details on the Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz event, Melvin Guillard's recent criminal charges, and check in on Tyron Woodley's new single. Note: We uploaded this episode literally minutes before Erik Anders replaced Jimi Manuwa in the UFC Sao Paulo main event. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 13, 2018
This week we start the show off discussing the USADA suspension of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum, Michael Chiesa's lawsuit over the infamous UFC 223 bus attack, and a preview of the UFC's upcoming debut in Moscow, UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. In the second half of the show we take a look back at one of the most exciting MMA cards in recent memory in UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till, highlighted by an impressive UFC Welterweight Championship defense by Tyron Woodley, Nicco Montano's hospitalization and subsequent stripping of her UFC Women's Flyweight Championship, as well as an undercard filled with incredibly brutal knockouts and creative submissions. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
September 6, 2018
The UFC heads to Dallas this weekend for UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the UFC 228 main card, including UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till, and UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko. In the second half of the show we run down the UFC 228 preliminary card, take a brief look at the results of Invicta FC 31, and unfortunately even mention the idea of Sage Northcutt vs. Logan Paul. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 30, 2018
In the first half of this week's episode we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick, including the abbreviated main event, some wild submissions, and the retirement of Jake Ellenberger. Then we get into all of the week's MMA news including the upcoming Invicta FC 31 card, Kamaru Usman as the UFC 228 Welterweight Championship alternate, Donald Cerrone's comments on the Jackson-Winklejohn camp, the MMA ties of late Senator John McCain, KSI vs. Logan Paul's boxing PPV, and a current UFC fighter's horrible testicular injury. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 23, 2018
The UFC debuts in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick. The main event features Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in a battle of exciting Top 15 Lightweights, we preview the entire main card during the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show we discuss the UFC Lincoln preliminary card fights, James Gallagher and the risk of talking trash, Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey at WWE Summerslam, and a bunch of other random news. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 16, 2018
This week we spend the entire hour debating the most frustrating of MMA arguments: Who is the Pound For Pound Greatest MMA Fighter Of All Time? In order to solve this intricate puzzle, we've seeded the Top 16 fighters and held a single elimination tournament to decide the G.O.A.T. Is it Jon Jones? Fedor Emelianenko? Georges St-Pierre? Anderson Silva? Jose Aldo? Demetrious Johnson? Conor McGregor? Daniel Cormier? By the end of this week's episode (and after a whole lot of arguing), we'll have it all figured out. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
August 9, 2018
UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 is in the books, and in addition to TJ Dillashaw retaining his UFC Bantamweight Championship in the main event, we also saw the end of an era when long-reigning UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson lost to Henry Cejudo. We go over the results of all of the UFC 227 fights in the first half of this week's episode. In the second half of the show, we discuss the week in MMA news, including a comparison of the reported in-cage weights of the UFC 227 fighters, the official announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor, the supposed announcement of Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier, the matchups for the upcoming Bellator Welterweight Tournament, and Colby Covington's trip to The White House. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 31, 2018
UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 is coming up this weekend, and in the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire main card, including TJ Dillashaw defending his UFC Bantamweight Championship against former champion Cody Garbrandt, and UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Henry Cejudo for a second time. In the second half of the show we preview the UFC 227 preliminary card, discuss Conor McGregor's plea deal, and look back at the results of last weekend's UFC On Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 26, 2018
We kick off this week's episode catching up on recent MMA news, including the announcement of Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till at UFC 228, the result of Nick Newell's Contender Series fight, Cain Velasquez's visit to the WWE Performance Center, The Bellator Welterweight Tournament lineup, and Anderson Silva's reduced USADA suspension. Then we preview the UFC's return to Calgary for this weekend's UFC On Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2, a stacked free TV card that also includes former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens, and former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres. Finally, North American listeners can email us their predictions for the upcoming UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, for a chance to win a copy of Cody Garbrandt's new book "The Pact". Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 15, 2018
The UFC heads to Hamburg, Germany on July 22nd, for the ever-changing UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith event card. In the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card, including the new main event of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Anthony Smith. In the second half of the show we go for something a little bit different. Each of us watched and reviewed one of the three early WFA events from the early 2000s ("Where The Fight Club Meets The Night Club"). If you like breakdancing, lasers, and bad fights, then this one's for you. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
July 12, 2018
While not the biggest news in the UFC Heavyweight division this week, Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanoy headline the UFC's debut in Boise, Idaho on Saturday night, and in the first half of this week's episode we preview the entire card. In the second half of the show we discuss the results of last weekend's UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, where the UFC Heavyweight division experienced a major shakeup. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier knocked out UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic to become a two division champion, and then Brock Lesnar returned and got himself a UFC Heavyweight Championship fight. There's a lot to talk about. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 30, 2018
It's International Fight Week in Las Vegas, and that means two UFC cards coming up next weekend. We start off this episode previewing the main card of UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, including UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic vs. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, Max Holloway defending his UFC Featherweight Championship against Brian Ortega, and Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis meeting in a clash of titans. In the second half of the show we preview the rest of the UFC 226 main card and The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, take a quick look at the career of former UFC Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck, and give away some more copies of Cody Garbrandt's new book "The Pact". Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 28, 2018
We begin this week's show discussing the recently announced retirements of two of the all-time great MMA fighters; former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, and former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks. Then we move onto Lyoto Machida's recent signing with Bellator, the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards event, and we also give away some copies of Cody Garbrandt's new book "The Pact". Finally we hit up the local BTC 3: Prophecy event from last weekend in Burlington, Ontario, including interviews with UFC Middleweight and BTC Ring Boy Elias Theodorou, new BTC Lightweight Champion Adam Assenza, new BTC Super Lightweight Champion Kyle Prepolec, and former WSOF Bantamweight contender Josh Hill. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
June 18, 2018
We start off this week's show previewing UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards from Kallang, Singapore, headlined by a Welterweight fight between between Top 15 Welterweights Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards, and starting extremely early next Saturday morning. Then we discuss some of the week's MMA news, including the rumored low buyrate of UFC 225, the controversial UFC signing of Greg Hardy, and the upcoming PFL 2 event. Finally we're joined by our former The Hammer MMA Canada host, and current BTC matchmaker Rob Veevers, to run down the BTC 3: Prophecy event this Saturday June 23rd, in Burlington, Ontario. Click here for tickets. Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson.  Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, MMASucka.com, The Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.
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