UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra

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UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, ind…

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Marvin Vettori, Merab Dvalishvili, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 67:17

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.

Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 64:57

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.

Sean O'Malley, Aljamain Sterling, and Ian Heinisch

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 68:41

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! 

Felicia Spencer and Chase Hooper

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2020 73:01

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. 

Billy Quarantillo and Brandon Royval

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 69:51

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. 

Katlyn Chookagian, Pat McAfee, and Mackenzie Dern

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 75:37

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. 

Uriah Hall and Urijah Faber

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2020 78:02

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. 

Kenny Florian and Dan Ige

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 54:10

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).

Alistair Overeem, Mike Swick, and Nate Landwehr

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2020 80:57

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. 

Aljamain Sterling and Angela Hill

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 79:35

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. 

Walt Harris and Carlos Correa & Lance McCullers Jr.

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 79:19

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. 

Alexander Hernandez and Jon Anik

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 67:09

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. 

Dana White and Michelle Waterson

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 53:38

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!

Chris Weidman and Karyn Bryant

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 70:02

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. 

Jairzinho Rozenstruik & Paul Felder

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2020 60:49

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. 

Dan Hardy and Charles Rosa

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2020 66:30

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. 

Niko Price & Bryce Mitchell

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 57:53

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. 

Calvin Kattar and Brett Okamoto

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 54:34

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.

Justin Gaethje & Matthew Iseman

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2020 60:05

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.

Tyron Woodley and Frankie Edgar

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2020 68:39

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.

Kamaru Usman and Uriah Hall

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2020 78:02

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.

Henry Cejudo and Gilbert Burns

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 64:16

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?

In Depth with Stephen Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2020 66:14

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.

Chael Sonnen & Din Thomas

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2020 70:35

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.

Dustin Poirier & Francis Ngannou

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2020 65:23

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!

Daniel Cormier and Leon Edwards

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2020 57:58

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.

Cody Stamann and Sam Alvey

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 53:56

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!

Forrest Griffin, Demian Maia, and Johnny Walker

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 63:22

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.

Megan Olivi and Gerald Meerschaert

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 62:26

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.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Neil Magny, and Randy Brown In-studio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2020 63:37

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!

Beneil Dariush and Brett Okamoto

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2020 55:42

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!

Aljamain Sterling In-Studio, Rose Namajunas, and Felicia Spencer

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 62:58

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.

Megan Anderson, John Morgan, and Jamie English In-Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2020 66:10

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.

Merab Dvalishvili In-Studio & Niko Price

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 50:57

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.

Renzo Gracie In-Studio, Jan Blachowicz, & James Krause

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 75:40

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.

Diego Sanchez, Tim Means & Phoenix Carnevale In-studio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2020 64:32

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.

Anthony Smith and Trevin Giles

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 60:51

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!

Dominick Reyes, Lauren Murphy, and Derrick Lewis

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2020 47:28

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.

Juan Adams & Andrea Lee

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 56:08

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!

Diego Ferreira, Alex Perez, and Jamahal Hill

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2020 59:29

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.

Andre Fili, Belal Muhammad, and Angela Hill

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 54:27

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.

Rafael dos Anjos, Junior dos Santos, and Russell Peters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2020 54:41

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.

Michael Bisping, Michael Chiesa, and Drew Dober

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2020 70:43

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.

Anthony Pettis, Maycee Barber & Clark Gregg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2020 60:21

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.

Roxanne Modafferi, Brett Okamoto, & Sodiq Yusuff

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2020 50:16

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.

Bryce Mitchell & P̶a̶i̶g̶e̶ ̶V̶a̶n̶Z̶a̶n̶t̶

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2020 59:28

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.

Derrick Lewis & Ezekiel Mitchell In-Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2020 58:36

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.

Top Ten Moments of 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2020 18:58

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

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Joseph Benavidez & Ray Longo In-Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2019 61:12

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

Uriah Hall, Kevin Lee, Cory Sandhagen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 72:58

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!

Matt Brown, Jon Anik

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2019 51:39

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.

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