Matt holds The Fight Cave fort down, while Sergio is in Chicago for Bellator 175 cornering Marcos "Loro" Galvao. Guest Co-host, Chris Zoller, Director of Marketing & Product Development at Everlast, and huge MMA fan, tries out Sergio's chair. They talk about Jon Jones' imminent comeback, his past fights, outside factors, and #TeamEverlast stories.
They transition to GSP and his comeback, as well as Bisping's ultimatum, and what their fight would look like. With that, they talk about the youth of MMA as a sport and the disadvantages fighters face health wise. For the MMA industry, Matt & Chris comment on Bellator's recent moves, and upcoming card in June at MSG. They discuss their appreciation for Chael Sonnen's ?*$! talking and much more!
They get Sergio on the line for his updates and fight predictions.
Fight News with Kyle touches upon Bellator and Paige VanZant.
Matt & Sergio recap UFC London & WSOF 35, give their fight predictions for UFC 210, and chat about Bellator's upcoming June card. They also do a Matchmaker Minute, where they choose which fighters would be best paired. Sergio delivers a new idea for MMA fights: Strength of Schedule. Matt brings up Dana's comments on McGregor VS Mayweather, and they talk about why and how it would go.
Fight News with Kyle talks more about Bellator and more!
Matt Culley takes a trip to Longo-Weidman Law MMA to talk to MMA Trainer, Ray Longo, & Professional Kickboxer, Jennie Nedell. Longo is a well-respected and renown MMA trainer, who trained Matt Serra, the only man to knock out Georges St-Pierre. He trains Weidman, who knocked out Anderson Silva, considered the greatest fighter of all time.
Jennie Nedell competed in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and helps Ray manage fighters.
The three discuss their backgrounds, training fighters, Chris Weidman's upcoming fight as well as Al Iaquinta's. They talk about MMA personalities and it effects for the sport. Top fighters discussed are Ronda Rousey, GSP, and Conor McGregor.
Matt & Fight Shape Tony talk about supplements: the purpose, what to look for in a supplement and in the brand, as well as what they do, and how it affects performance for the everyday person, as well as professional athletes.
They call Chris Algieri, professional boxer and Nutritionist to Danny Jacobs. Tony & Chris each give their Top 5 supplements and explain the benefits. Chris also gives a Tip from the Pros about a certain supplement. Tony & Chris also go over their Top 3 Favorite Supplement Brands that they trust and have years of experience with. Finally, they recommend the #1 supplement for the general population, as well as for an athlete.
Matt and Sergio call out Chael Sonnen. After settling down, they talk about the upcoming fights and make their fight predictions for UFC Fight Night: Manuwa VS Anderson and World Series of Fighting 35 both on Saturday, 3/18/17.
Sergio gives TFC a new name: "Mystic Cave" after pranking Jared "Flash" Gordon, minutes after he signed his contract with UFC.
Fight News with Kyle goes over a new penalty California put in place for missing weight, a new strategy Bellator is implementing by signing top grapplers, and other news in MMA.
On this episode, Tony joins EA from the road, where he is working with fighters on planning their weight cuts. Matt & Fight Shape Tony discuss a current hot topic in the world of Mixed Martial Arts: weight-cutting. With more and more fighters dropping out of fights due to weight cutting issues, there seems to be a growing demand for a solution to this problem. Who's fault is it though? Is it the fighter's or the team's fault? What, if any, are the long term negative effects associated with an improper weight cut?
Matt chats with Andre "The Bull" Harrison straight from the gym as he preps for his upcoming bout against longtime champ, Lance Palmer at WSOF35 on March 18th.
Next, The Fight Cave welcomes in studio guest, Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez. "The Menace" reflects back on his recent fight & injury, previews some upcoming fights, and shares some hilarious stories with TFC listeners!
Rounding out the episode is Fight News with Kyle Antonelli. He delivers the latest in the MMA world- the cancellation of Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC 209 fight & Ben Rothwell's flag by USADA for a potential UFC anti-doping violation.
Fight Shape Tony Ricci and Host Matt Culley are joined by UFC Welterweight, Ryan LaFlare. Ryan shares his viewpoints as a professional fighter and a coach on the topic of cardio. He supplies his personal experiences of how he builds up his cardio and explains his purpose for conditioning because of his wrestling background.
Tony explains factors to consider when working on conditioning, including body types, fighting style, and genetics. He explains how the cardiovascular system works, as well as his Top 3 Cardio Recommendations. Tony provides an insightful look at cardio respiratory conditioning, whether you're in fight camp or looking to learn how to get in better shape.
Ryan LaFlare (13-1), UFC Welterweight, comes to the Everlast studio to talk to Matt & Sergio about UFC 209: Woodley VS Thompson 2. Matt asks him his opinion on the card's fighters including Rashad Evans, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Demian Maia. Ryan also talks about his MMA career, training, and his new gym opening up.
Arias Garcia, CFFC's matchmaker, calls in and talks about CFFC 63, which Sergio fought and won at, as well as the next card CFFC 65. Arias also hints at whom Sergio may be fighting next, and some insight as a matchmaker.
Fight News with Kyle Antonelli delves into the latest with George St. Pierre.