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The Fight Cave MMA Podcast

Taped at the EVERLAST Studio, in New York City, The Fight Cave takes you inside the Fight game through in depth discussions and interviews with top fighters and industry insiders. A focus on MMA, but a love for all combat sports... if it has to do with Fighting, you can find it in The Fight Cave. Hosted by Matt Culley. Matt, a Long Island, NY native, is a longtime Martial Artist and fight fan, with years of experience in the fight industry. His background includes fighting, competing, owning a Martial Arts school, training with fighters, managing fighters, and founding combat sports site NewYorkFighting.com. Matt is also a Brown belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu.
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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

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.

Mar 22, 2017

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! 

Mar 21, 2017

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.

Mar 20, 2017

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.

Mar 15, 2017

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.

Mar 13, 2017

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?  

Mar 7, 2017

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.

Mar 6, 2017

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.

Mar 1, 2017

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.

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