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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: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

The Fight Cave has David Branch on the show to talk about his return to the UFC and his upcoming fight at UFC 211 on May 13.  David is the Former WSOF Middleweight & Light Heavyweight Champion, currently ranked as the #9 Middleweight in the world, born & raised in the Bronx, a black belt in BJJ (trained by Renzo Gracie himself), and has been a professional MMA fighter since '07.

David gives inspiring advice to fighters, talks about his MMA career including past fights against Anthony Rumble Johnson, and gives a full profile review on his next opponent (unexpected criteria!).

Matt, Sergio, & David break down the fights from the previous UFC Fight Night and give their predictions for UFC 211.

David answers The Fight Cave 5 just before Matt & Sergio sign off as never heard before!

Apr 24, 2017

On this special episode, Matt, Tony, Chris & Rob talk everything boxing -the sport, the history, boxers, movies, sports nutrition, fight performance and much more!  

Chris Algieri is a Professional Boxer, Sports Nutritionist, and Head Performance Nutrition Coach.  Rob Wildman is Dymatize's Chief Scientific Officer.  

Rob gives more information on Dymatize's supplements, the science behind their products, and how they invest in athletes and coaches.  Chris shares some of his nutrition tips, supplement favorites, and some exciting news about his career. 

Apr 18, 2017

Matt & Sergio have Burt Watson rollllll in for Episode 25!  The former "babysitter" to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars is now at Alliance MMA as Director of Fighter Relations.  He talks about his career, starting as a manager to legendary boxer, Joe Frazier, in his hometown (Philly) to how he got into the MMA game.  He talks about the boxers he has worked with including Mike Tyson, the Klitschko brothers, Bernard Hopkins, Zab Judah, and Mayweather.  

Burt shares his stories behind the scenes about the fighters and the shows he's worked on, his view on boxing VS MMA, and gives his opinion on Mayweather VS McGregor.  

Fight News with Kyle Antonelli fills us in on some exciting changes at WSOF.  Matt thanks listeners with an Everlast Powerlocks Giveaway by writing a quick review of TFC on iTunes! 

Tune in to this fun episode to get more history about the fight industry, insider info, and some funny stories.

 

Apr 17, 2017

Matt & Fight Shape Tony are joined by TFC's very own Sergio DaSilva for this episode all about your mental state and how it can affect your performance and conditioning in a professional MMA fight or really any physical event.  Tony indicates the importance of warming up, and goes into detail with various factors of your mental state that impact your physical state.

Tony has some great points he explains, including:

-Mind Over Muscle

-Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All

-Seeing a great fight camp go to hell on fight night

Tune in to hear how to get in the right mindset to capitalize on all your hard work in the gym!

Apr 12, 2017

Lyman Good, UFC Welterweight, joined Matt & Sergio in studio for this episode.  They talked about Lyman's false PED usage, his vindication, and ability to reenter the cage after 4/23.  Of course, weight cutting is discussed which leads to another good story from Sergio and his pursuit to try intermittent fasting.

They breakdown UFC 210 and Lyman gives his answers to the Fight Cave 5 with a heartfelt message to up and coming fighters.

Andre "The Bull" Harrison pops in after as the new World Series of Fighting Featherweight champ, after his win against Lance Palmer.  He talks about the fight, his sports psychologist, future fights, and gives his insight on some of the UFC 210 card, too!

Apr 5, 2017

Matt & Sergio analyze the whole UFC 210 card, looking at each fighter's past and assessing their skills before they predict who will come out victorious.  Sergio recaps Bellator 175 and King Mo's win over Rampage Jackson.

They also talk about UFC 213, where Robbie Lawler will face Donald Cowboy Cerrone. Matchmaker minute calls out fights for Jared Gordon, Dillon Danis, and Rampage Jackson.

Fight News covers King Mo's options to go to the UFC or retire, as well as Lyman Good's return to the cage.

Apr 3, 2017

Matt & Tony discuss the various factors that affect your punching power.  Tony instructs which exercises can help increase your punching power, and comments on kicking power, as well.  Listen to hear how you can improve your power! Head over to @TheFightCave on Instagram for the instructional video of the #1 best exercise to help with power.

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