Matt is joined by 2 of the athletes he manages, Andre Harrison and Randy Brown. Andre is an undefeated Featherweight (17-0), who fights for PFL (Professional Fighters League). Randy is a Welterweight who fights for the UFC. These two guys are great friends and equally great training partners. They comment on each other as a fighter, as well as what they think of themselves. Matt asks about their work ethic, character, goals, training, and everything in between.
Randy and Andre joke back and forth, and give a taste of what a day in the life really is. Andre talks about his mental grit and meditation practices.
They then analyze the fighters to compete this weekend at UFC 218: Holloway VS Aldo. They take their picks and explain why you should look out for some of these fighters.
Matt closes the convo with TFC 5 with some new questions!
Matt and Kyle start the show up with a recap from UFC Sydney, including the prefight drama where not only a punch was thrown, but also a boomerang in Australian fashion! Fight News covers the upcoming bouts for UFC 219 including Cyborg's opponent. He also reports on an arrest of a UFC fighter.
Then Aljamain joins us in studio before his training at Renzo Gracie's. Matt asks him about his current weight cut for his upcoming fight against Marlon Moraes on 12/9/17 at UFC Fight Night 123. Aljamain talks fighting styles, his camp at LAW MMA, and training partners including Merab who was on Ep 55 and will be making his UFC debut on the same card. Aljamain decodes the whole 135 division and what fights may play out, and where he stands in the equation.
Matt asks about Aljamain's other businesses including his clothing line, and he describes his other ventures outside of MMA. Sterling talks about how he got into MMA, his family, coaching high schoolers and fighters. Finally, Aljamain answers The Fight Cave 5!
Matt opens up with Kyle to comment on the fights from UFC Fight Night 120: Dustin Poirier VS Anthony Pettis. They talk about the finishes, the ref, and each of the fights on the main card to the prelims. Then Kyle gives Fight News announcing upcoming fights (Gian Villante, Jose Aldo, etc) and shakeups including the fights of Frankie Edgar and Anderson Silva.
Then Matt calls up Eddie Gordon, recent Best Selling Author from his book, Forever Truckin'. Eddie won The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Team Edgar VS Team Penn, and talks about his road to MMA. He explains his book, training, being a role model, and the MMA world. They also talk about upcoming fights for Aljamain sterling and Jimmie Rivera, as well as the recent win GSP had over Bisping and where Woodley fits in. Matt also asks Eddie The Fight Cave 5.
Eddie worked as a finance director and then a sales consultant before pursuing MMA.He started training for MMA after running into his old high school friend Chris Weidman, who is the former UFC Middleweight champion.
*Special congrats to Matt on earning his black belt in BJJ!
Matt calls up Kyle for an exciting breakdown of what some are saying is the best UFC card, UFC 217. They talk about #TeamEverlast athlete & TFC Guest, Randy Brown's UD win against Mickey Gall. Kyle and Matt go back and forth on each of the fights, talking about the highlights and what's to come for the fighters.
Then, Merab Dvalishvili comes in to studio with his cornerman, Zuka Mtchedlishvili. They talk about his MMA career, his home country, Georgia, and how ready he is for UFC Fresno!
Dvalishvili (7-2) is a native of the country of Georgia, but he now trains at the Serra BJJ Academy in Huntington, N.Y. He’s been a standout in the Ring of Combat promotion and he brings a six-fight win streak into his UFC debut.
In Dvalishvili’s most recent contest, he needed just 15 seconds to knock out Raufeon Stots with a spinning backfist!
Matt sits down with Jennifer Dugwen to talk about her life in combat sports and her upcoming bout this Saturday 11/11. Matt asks how she got into boxing and more recently into MMA. She talks about fighting in different weight classes due to the slow development of women's divisions.
Jen represented the Federated States of Micronesia in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She trains out of Brooklyn, New York and won gold in the female lightweight division at the 2015 Pacific Games held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She also competed in the 2016 Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier held in Qian'an China, and recently has her first full muay thai fight. She is also a mother and fights Saturday 11/11/17 at Aggressive Combat Championships.