A weekly show hosted by Brendan Schaub brings an entertaining mix of truth, comedy, and rawness to the world of mixed martial arts. Joined by some of the biggest names in the sport. Below the Belt is as real as it gets. Get Brendan Schaub Live show tickets/info and merchandise at: www.TFATK.com
Here's the Latest Episode from Below the Belt:
Brendan breaks down UFC 246 Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone and talks the future of UFC's Reebok deal and Conor McGregor's odd looking legacy series walkout tee, why the pressure is on Conor and not Cowboy to win, Derrick Lewis' gym beatdown with a boxer, Jessica Penne's 4 year ban, Nate Diaz potentially failing his USADA test with his own supplement line, Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade 2, Mike Perry using a racial slur once again, fan questions and much more.
Brendan meets up with 2-time UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz to enjoy some wings and discuss his upcoming fights, working as an analyst, and more.
Brendan talks Justin Gaethje vs Dana White. USADA's new oral testing protocol, Calvin Kattar vs Jeremy Stephens, Mike Perry's beef with actor Michael Jai White, Edson Barboza's official drop to featherweight, Rizin 20 & PFL NYE recap, Fedor Emelianenko vs Rampage Jackson viewership numbers, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Fedor Emelianenko vs Quinton Rampage Jackson & Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa fight cards and talks Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney's immediate call out of Davis, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder's official announcement, Sugar Sean O'Malley's long awaited return, Patrick Cummin's retirement, Jacare Souza vs Uriah Hall, Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards fight announcement and ongoing beef, Colby Covington with Lil Pump, Jay Park's Korean Zombie merch update, Badr Hari's injury update, Conor McGregor looking jacked ahead of Cowboy fight, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC Busan Korean Zombie vs Frankie Edgar, Badr Hari vs Rico Verhoeven 2 and Daniel Jacobs vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and talks Rory MacDonald leaving Bellator and signing with PFL, UFC's blossoming Featherweight division, Henry Cejudo relinquishing Flyweight title, Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant Flyweight title, Alistair Overeem's nearly fully healed lip, Anthony Joshua offering to help Tyson Fury to prepare for Deontay Wilder. Also, Bellator/Rizin's Fedor vs Rampage New Year's Eve card, PFL 10 Kayla Harrison vs Larissa Pacheco, Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa, fan questions and much more.
Dominick Reyes joins Brendan to talk about his title shot vs. Jon Jones, his journey to get there, and his high school days.
Brendan recaps UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington and talks Kamaru's brilliant use of body shots, Colby's persona moving forward after the loss, Colby and Kamaru's absence of take down's, Jose Aldo's debut performance at bantamweight and razor close loss to Marlon Moraes, Alexander Volkanovski and City Kickboxing's high level, technically planned win over Max Holloway, Clarresa Shields' call out of Amanda Nunes, Wladimir Klitschko's random call out of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, Fury's split with trainer Ben Davison, this weekend's UFC Busan Korean Zombie vs Frankie Edgar, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Anthony Joshua's rematch vs Andy Ruiz Jr. and UFC's Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Alistair Overeem, breaks down and makes picks for UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington, and talks Andy Ruiz Jr. blowing the opportunity of his life, Anthony Joshua being written off too early, Alistair Overeem's brutal lip cut, Dan Mirgliotta's controversial advice to Stefan Struve during his fight, Frankie Edgar replacing an injured Brian Ortega to fight Korean Zombie at UFC Busan, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down and gives his pick for Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Anthony Joshua 2 and talks Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone at welterweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov & Tony Ferguson's fifth fight announcement, Stylebender vs Yoel Romero rumors, Canelo Alvarez shutting down Jorge Masvidal's boxing call out, this weekend's Alistair Overeem vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik fight card, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 and talks Michael Venom Page's devastating one punch KO and strategic matchmaking, USADA's new testing protocol, Floyd Mayweather teasing a comeback and joining Dana White, Jon Jones and Stylebender's Twitter feud, Jones' fight announcement vs Dominick Reyes, Errol Spence Jr's mugshot revealed, John Wayne Parr vs Anthony Mundine in boxing, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC Brazil and Jason Knight vs Artem Lobov 2 and talks Nick Diaz calling out Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till and Robert Whittaker verbally agreeing to fight, Jason Knight's bathroom stall brawl, Ross Pearson KO'd by Rolling Thunder kick, Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2, fan questions and much more.
UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya joins Brendan to talk about his fast rise to stardom, who he wants to fight next, internet trolls, seeing a therapist, and more!
Brendan recaps UFC Moscow's Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Calvin Katter and KSI vs Logan Paul 2 fight cards and talks Zabit's win over Katter and what's next for him, Katter's potential to win a 5 rounder over Zabit, Greg Hardy's lackluster fight with Alexander Volkov, Logan Paul losing 2 points as a result of bad reffing, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Coideiro and Corey Anderson's drastically different fines by the NYSAC, Darren Till's hilarious callout of Yoel Romero, this weekend's Jan Blachowicz vs Jacare Souza, Bellator 234 and Artem Lobov vs Jason Knight 2 fight cards and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 244 Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz, Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev and talks Nate's fight ending cut and why that was the best case scenario for Nate, Canelo and Kovalev waiting in their locker rooms for UFC 244 to end before fighting, Stephen Wonderboy Thompson's masterclass on stand up vs Vincente Luque, Darren Till catapulted into the top of the middleweight division following his win over Kelvin Gastelum, why Till almost faking an injury before the fight is relatable to Brendan and more. Also, UFC Moscow's Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Calvin Kattar and Logan Paul vs KSI cards this weekend, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC's Demian Maia vs Ben Askren and Bellator's 231 & 232 fight cards and talks Nate Diaz' atypical USADA finding, Maia vs Askren as the worst striking match in history, Askren's trade being worth the money for the UFC despite losses and whats next, Conor McGregor's planned January 18th return, Paige VanZant's ongoing fued with Maycee Barber, Tony Ferguson's call out of Jon Jones, Frank Mir once again defeating Roy Nelson, Douglas Lima's rematch victory over Rory MacDonald and more. Also, UFC 244 Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz, Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev, fan questions and much more.
UFC Bantamweight and Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo joins Brendan to talk about his injury, when his next fight will be, his dating life and much more!
Brendan recaps UFC Boston's Chris Weidman vs Dominick Reyes fight card and talks Greg Hardy's inhaler controversy, Yair Rodriguez's win over Jeremy Stephens and why the change from 5 rounds to 3 rounds was a detriment to Stephens, Maycee Barber's impressive win and potential Paige VanZant match up, Patrick Day's unfortunate death, update on Errol Spence Jr., Conor McGregor's 2nd sexual assault allegation, Dillon Danis helping a bullied student and BKFC's Antonio Bigfoot Silva vs Gabriel Gonzaga. Also, this weekend's UFC Demian Maia vs Ben Askren, Bellator's Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson 2 and Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima 2 fight cards and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC Tampa, PFL 7 and One Championship's Century cards and talks Errol Spence Jr.'s scary car crash, UFC Tampa's lopsided pairings, Cain Velasquez officially retiring from UFC and subsequent multi-year signing with WWE, Tyrone Spong popping for clomiphene, Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight debut and TKO win, Kayla Harrison's seven figure multi-year deal with PFL, Fedor vs Rampage on for Japan, Hector Lombard to BKFC, UFC Dominic Reyes vs Chris Weidman fight card this weekend, fan questions and much more.
Anthony Rumble Johnson talks with Brendan about bodybuilding, his time off from the UFC, and when we can expect to see him fight again.
Brendan recaps UFC 143 Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker, Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Bellator 229, and talks Stylebender's impressive win and why he has the biggest potential to be the next big star in the UFC, GGG's super close decision win over Derevyanchenko, beef between Jon Jones and Adesanya, Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury debuting in the WWE, Velasquez withdrawing from USADA's testing pool and more. Also, Once Championship's Century fights, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson, fans questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC's Jared Cannonier vs Jack Hermansson Fight Night, Errol Spence Jr. vs Shawn Porter, Bellator 227 & 228 and talks Michael Venom Page's issues with referee Dan Miragliotta, Gegard Mousasi's entertaining post fight interview, Jeremy Stephens vs Yair Rodriguez being re-booked and post fight hotel run-in, Daniel Cormier's final fight, Deontay Wilder vs Luiz Ortiz 2's official fight/date announcement, Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington booked and much more.
Tyron Woodley sits down with Brendan to talk about being a renaissance man, Kamaru Usman, and who he wants to fight next.
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Brendan recaps Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens and controversial eye poke, Valor BK 1's debut tournament and discusses this big weekend of fights; Errol Spence Jr. vs Shawn Porter, Bellator 227 & 228 and UFC's Jack Hermansson vs Jared Cannonier. He also talks Robbie Lawler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio, Dana White saying he would would have "f*cked up" Tito Ortiz in a boxing match, David Branch and Sarah Frota suspended by USADA for failed tests and then released from the UFC, Rashad Evans' release from the UFC and potential return, Houston's BBQ and whiskey, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC's Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje card Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin and talks whats next for Cowboy, Fury's close call potential fight ending cut, MVP Tristan Connelly's win over Michel Pereira, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor's social media call outs, Canelo Alvarez moving up two weight classes to face Sergey Kovalev, Jacare Souza's move to light heavyweight, UFC Octagon Girls under attack by the mayor of Melbourne, Brendan's old friends fighting on Ken Shamrock's new bare knuckle promotion, UFC's Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens, fan questions and much more!
WBO welterweight Champion Terence Crawford joins Brendan to talk about Errol Spence Jr., his childhood, and Manny Pacquiao over some fried chicken and donuts.
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Brendan addresses the media issue regarding Joe Rogan, recaps UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier and talks Khabib's only possible challenge being Tony Ferguson and why the timing for that fight is perfect right now, Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal headlining UFC 244, Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo eye poke controversy, Cris Cyborg signing with Bellator, Dana White not letting BJ Penn fight anymore, this weekend's Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje fight card & Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down UFC 242's Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier, gives his pick, and talks Weili Zhang's quick win over Jessica Andrade, Anthony Johnson's return to the UFC at heavyweight, Darren Till vs Kelvin Gastelum, BJ Penn's recent street fights, Matt Serra's rant on Dana White and Joe Rogan, Vasyl Lomachenko's win over Luke Campbell, Bellator 226 Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo and much more.
2-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison joins Brendan to talk about why she joined the PFL when starting her MMA career, her Ronda complex and Cris Cyborg.
Brendan recaps Bellator 225 and talks Conor McGregor's apologetic interview on ESPN, Matt Mitrione's mouthpiece controversy, Nick Newell's Bellator debut and comeback win, Genady Golovkin partnering up with Eddie Hearn, Daniel Cormier issuing an apology to family/coaches, UFC China, Lomachenko vs Campbell and more. Also, trip to Palm Springs, Andrew Luck's sudden retirement, Will Compton signed to the Saints, Discovery Channel's Serengeti, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 241 and talks Nate Diaz's star power and why he needs to be paid like one, Daniel Cormier's overconfidence in loss to Stipe Miocic, Stipe outgrinding D.C., why Paulo Costa is the real deal and MVP of the card, jumping off the Conor McGregor bandwagon after punching an old man, Bellator 225 and more. Also, trip to Portland during a Proud Boys protest, Tito Ortiz visiting the comedy show, Mexican food strip club, fan questions and much more.
UFC Welterweight Colby Covington joins Brendan for some grilled cheese and to talk about being an entertainer, his relationship with the Trump family, and where his cardio comes from.
Brendan talks Daniel Cormier's feature on E:60, Jon Jones' unique shit talking, Mike Perry's gruesome nose injury, Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua 2 booked for Saudi Arabia, Joshua's drastic body change, Claudia Gadelha vs Cynthia Calvillo, Henry Cejudo challenging Valentina Shevchenko, Colby Covington's beef with Miesha Tate, Michael Bisping and Jorge Masvidal are besties, UFC 241 and more. Also, Brendan opening up for Jo Koy, Charles Manson exhibit in LA, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler and talks Cris Cyborg's controversial video edit of Dana White and subsequent release from the UFC, Covington training with Cameron Hanes and showing insane cardio, why he'll likely have a trilogy with Kamaru Usman once they fight and why the heel role is perfect for him, Cain Velasquez's impressive Lucha Libre debut, Claressa Shields calling out Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche 2 and more.
Also, trip to Nashville, eating at BBQ joints and staying Keto, podcast with Will Compton and Michael Chandler, dating apps, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 240 Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar, Gervonta Davis crushing Ricardo Nunez, and talks Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler, Cris Cyborg's dilemma with the UFC & Dana White, BJ Penn given one last fight vs Nik Lentz, Dillian Whyte cleared to fight after testing positive for a second time, Whittaker vs Stylebender set for the biggest fight in Australian history, Chris Weidman's first fight at light heavyweight vs Dominick Reyes, Askren vs Maia and much more. Also, Brendan discovers how much he really weigh's and is back on Keto, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Last Chance U, fan questions and much more!
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Brendan discusses Jon Jones' recent battery charges, recaps Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman and Leon Edwards vs Rafael Dos Anjos, and talks Ray Borg's emotional win, UFC 240 Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar, recent fight announcement rumors; Brian Ortega vs Korean Zombie, Cowboy vs Gaethje, Rampage vs Fedor, Dana White seemingly keeping the flyweight division and more. Also, trip to Indiana and getting kicked out of an Uber, doing a podcast with Pat McAfee, new Lion King and much more!
Brendan recaps UFC Sacramento and talks Urijah Faber and Germaine De Randamie's 1st round KO wins and controversial early stoppages, Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman and close betting odds, tragic death of Pernell Whitaker, Aspen Ladd's scary weigh in footage, 2019 Espy winners, UFC's Rafael Dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards card and more. Also, late night karaoke in Cincinnati, Top Golf, HBO's I Love You, Now Die, ASMR videos, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 239 and talks Jon Jones' cautious performance and close win over Thiago Santos, why Jorge Masvidal's KO of Ben Askren is the greatest in MMA history and why he believes Masvidal deserves a title shot next, thoughts on Luke Rockhold's passion for fighting and future, why Amanda Nunes is the greatest female fighter of all time, Diego Sanchez's amusing new coach Germaine de Randamie vs Aspen Ladd, Urijah Faber's return vs Ricky Simon, Luke Thomas joining SHOWTIME and more. Also, last minute trip to Hawaii, Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers, HBO's Euphoria, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 239 Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos, recaps Ngannou vs Dos Santos and talks Francis Ngannou's power and new mindset, Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler announcement, Paulie Malignaggi firing back at Chael Sonnen and Ben Askren, Brandon Vera on Food Truck Diaries, spinning bottle cap kick challenge with John Mayer, Max Holloway and more, also, NBA free agency, playing basketball as an adult, tossing back whiskey's with Ehsan Ahmad and Deric Poston at Brea Improv, 4th of July celebrations, fan questions and much more!
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Brendan recaps Artem Lobov's win over Paulie Malignaggi, Korean Zombie's first round KO of Renato Moicano and talks Rafael Lovato Jr's win over Gegard Mousasi, BKFC winning the weekend's events and why more MMA fans than boxing fans watched, rumors Anthony Joshua was KO'd during sparring prior to fighting Andy Ruiz Jr, Chael Sonnen's beef with Luke Thomas, this weekend's UFC Junior Dos Santos vs Francis Ngannou and more. Also, Calgary Chinese food, Bol Bol drafted to the Denver Nuggets, Bob Lazar on JRE and Area 51 Netflix doc, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Bellator 222 & Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz and talks this weekend's Paulie Malignaggi vs Artem Lobov and UFC's Korean Zombie vs Renato Moicano cards, Aaron Pico's second KO loss in a row and prospect status, Chael Sonnen's retirement and good guy reputation, TJ Dillashaw's recent statement on Sonnen's podcast, why Dillon Danis is a must see fighter, Paige VanZant's gruesome IG posts and more. Also, street racing down Laurel Canyon, Mark Wahlberg training with Mario Lopez, trip to Las Vegas, dope fish tanks, fan questions and much more!
Brendan's in studio on Wednesday this week to recap UFC 238 and talks impressive performances by Henry Cejudo, Tony Ferguson and other MVP picks of the night, Tony's chances at a title shot next, Dustin Poirier pay discrepancy and upcoming fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Cowboy Cerrone's future, Gennady Golovkin's KO of Steve Rolls, Dana White's comments on urging Sage Northcutt to retire, Andy Ruiz Jr's $50 million dollar rematch offer to Anthony Joshua, Chris Weidman's move up to light heavyweight and more. Also, Brendan's ficus obsession, Topanga Canyon's deep and dark history, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Andy Ruiz Jr's historic upset win over Anthony Joshua and UFC's Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith and rants about the mishandling of Joshua by his team, promoters ruining boxing, Drake curse, Deontay Wilder's risky rematch with Luiz Ortiz, Alexander Gustafsson retiring, Cyborg vs Felicia Spencer, Paige VanZant re-injuring her arm and more. Also, trip to Cleveland, Lebron's tipping rumors, the best corn beef sandwiches at Slyman's, fan questions and more!
Brendan breaks down UFC Fight Night Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith and talks Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr., Tony Robbins' podcast with Conor McGregor, Urijah Faber coming out of retirement to fight Ricky Simon, Paulie Malignaggi's rant on MMA fans, Sage Northcutt's recovery, Elias Theodorou being cut from the UFC and more. Also, HBO's Chernobyl, HULU's The Act, Netflix's Jailbirds, moving studios, fan questions and much more!
Brendan recaps Deontay Wilder's vicious KO of Dominic Breazeale and talks Wilder's controversial "killing" comment, Sage Northcutt being brually KO'd by Cosmo Alexandre, Rafael Dos Anjos' impressive performance over Kevin Lee and why RDA is an alternate definition of a gatekeeper, Lee's sticking point, Michel Pereia being Brendan's favorite new fighter, Neil Magny's failed USADA test, fighters campaigning to replace Tyron Woodley to fight Robbie Lawler and more. Also, Brendan's press tour, The Breakfast Club appearance, Mindhunter FBI agent, Game of Thrones season finale, Joe's Pizza, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 237 Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade and Bellator 221 Michael Chandler vs Patricio Freire fight cards and talks UFC Fight Night Rafael Dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee, Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale, One Championship's Enter The Dragon, Namajuna's retirement statement, Diego Lima's brutal KO of Michael Page, Jake Hagar's controversial stoppage, Donald Cerrone vs Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis and Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa fight announcements, Brian Ortega vs Zabit Magomedsharipov rumored for UFC 240, UFC 236 coming under 100k PPV buys, Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman and more. Also, Brendan's trip to Tampa, press tour, Game of Thrones recap, Raptors vs 76ers game 7, Drake's jumbo jet, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs and Donald Cerrone vs Al Iaquinta and talks UFC 237, Bellator 221, Brock Lesnar retiring, Daniel Cormier's twitter beef with boxing commentator Sergio Mora, DC's official rematch with Stipe Miocic confirmed, Cowboy's next move, Raymond Daniels' ridiculous Bellator KO, ONE Championship's agent certification and more. Also, Brendan goes car shopping, deals with a mall crook, answers fan questions and much more.
Brendan talks Rory MacDonald's post fight speech and future, Paulo Costa's USADA suspension, Luis Ortiz's team turning down a $5 million dollar offer to fight Anthony Joshua, Greg Hardy's Michael Jordan/Bo Jackson comparisons, breakdown of Al Iaquinta vs Donald Cerrone and Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs and more. Also, Brendan's trip to Phoenix, Game of Thrones episode 3, Food Truck Diaries with Mikey Garcia, Showtime Comedy Special release date, fan questions and much more.
Brendan talks Darren Till's arrest, Jarrell Miller popping for 3 banned substances, Amir Khan vs Terence Crawford and controversial low blow stoppage, UFC 236's low prelim numbers, piracy age of 2019, UFC Jacare Souza vs Jack Hermansson, Bellator 220 Rory MacDonald vs Jon Fitch, Angela Magana's coma scare and more. Also, Easter celebrations, Game Of Thrones spoiler alert post, getting massaged at a questionable massage parlor, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 236 and talks Stylebender vs Gastelum's unbelievable fight and how it overshadowed Holloway vs Poirier 2, issues purchasing the first ESPN+ UFC PPV, T.J. Dillashaw breaking silence on his USADA test failure and suspension, B.J. Penn's restraining order, Jon Jones going after Stylebender on social media, kickboxing referee exposed to HIV, UFC Fight Night Overeem vs Oleinik and more. Also, trip to Legoland, hiking with Papa Schaub next to Kanye's Sunday Service, Tiger Woods' win, GOT season 8, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier 2, rants on WWE & Bare knuckle FC and talks Travis Browne pummeling Bret Hart's attacker during his HOF induction, Eddie Alvarez's gruesome eye injury, Conor McGregor's excessive social media posts, Food Truck Diaries with Justin Gaethje, Claressa Shields vs Christina Hammer and more. Also, American Idol, Jordan Peele's "Us", rattlesnake bites, Ice House with Joe Rogan, fan questions and much more.
Brendan grabs coffee with Luke Thomas in Washington D.C. and catches up on all things life, work, family and fighting.
Brendan recaps UFC's Gaethje vs Barboza, One Championship's "A New Era" card and talks Conor McGregor's sexual assault investigation, how ESPN's PPV deal with UFC affects fighter's star power, Ryan Garcia's impressive win, Tim Kennedy and Urijah Faber potentially coming out of retirement, Paige VanZant's play by play commentating debut, Tyron Woodley's shitty return back to the title and more. Also, Brendan's trip to Washington D.C., sit down chat with Luke Thomas, visiting and dining at the birthplace of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory (Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria) and more.
Brendan recap's Pettis vs Thompson, breaks down UFC Barboza vs Gaethje and talks T.J. Dillashaw's USADA violation and title relinquishment, UFC's new PPV deal with ESPN, Adrien Broner's threats to viral star, Conor McGregor requesting shares of the UFC, Luke Rockhold's first match at light heavyweight and more. Also, Brendan's trip to Milwaukee, staying at a haunted hotel and eating the worst food of his life, a look back at early American Idol stars and much more.
Brendan recaps this past weekend's Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till and Errol Spence Jr. vs Mikey Garcia fights, and talks Thompson vs Till, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Masvidal's backstage fight with Leon Edwards, Till's uncertain future, Tony Ferguson's frightening personal troubles, Deontay Wilder rejecting a $100 million offer, Conor McGregor being sued for assault and battery, ESPN's top 100 most famous athletes and more. Also, its Brendan's bday and he talks bday presents, trip to Miami, flat asses, March Madness, American Idol, gets a bday surprise by the team, answers fan questions and more!
Brendan recaps UFC Dos Santos vs Lewis, breaks down/makes picks for UFC TIll vs Masvidal and Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Gennady Golovkin signing with DAZN, Paulie Malignaggi signing with Bare Knuckle FC, Conor McGregor turning down a co-main event with Donald Cerrone, UFC 235's promising PPV buys, Paulo Costa rumors, Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith, Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade and more. Also, Brendan's surprise bday party, performing at the Improv during a power outage, getting his voice back, mani-pedi with Keith Thurman, surviving a family hike, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 235 Jones vs Smith and talks Kamaru Usman's dismantling of Tyron Woodley, Herb Dean's controversial stoppage of Ben Askren vs Robbie Lawler, Cody Garbrandt's 3rd loss in a row and whats next for him, Colby Covington's ambush of Dana White and buffet altercation with Usman's entourage, Marc Goddard's constant stand up's of Usman and Woodley and Jon Aniks criticism's/Twitter exchanges with him. Also, breakdown/picks for UFC on ESPN+ 4 Derrick Lewis vs Junior Dos Santos, eating food truck pasta with Francis Ngannou, playing Mario Kart with Sage Northcutt, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson, NFL combine, Leaving Neverland doc, fan questions and much more!
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 235 Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith and recaps UFC Fight Night Santos vs Blachowicz and Bellator's Gallagher vs Graham. Also, breaking MMA & boxing news, George St-Pierre's retirement and legacy, Tyson Fury's rematch with Deontay Wilder in jeopardy, Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 for an interim flyweight title, Stylebender vs Gastelum for an interim middleweight title, Brendan's solution to the 155lb drama by adding 165lb division and more. Also, Spider-man rental at Tiger's birthday, 2019 Oscars, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps this past weekends UFC and Bellator cards and talks Ngannou's lightening quick finish of Velasquez and whats next for both fighters, the lackluster fight between MVP and Daley, Mitrione vs Kharitonov's unfortunate ending, Cro Cop's revenge win over Roy Nelson and breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Tyson Fury's multi-million ESPN deal, Mark Hunts lawsuit being mostly dismissed, Kron Gracie's debut, Holloway vs Ferguson interim title fight rumors and Nick and Nate Diaz's fighting future. Also, UFC's Fight Night: Blachowiscz vs Santos, Bellator 217's Gallagher vs Graham, SHOWTIME's DeGale vs Eubank Jr., Brendan's wild night on Fight Companion, Eddie Bravo's conspiracy theories, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 234 Stylebender vs Silva and Gervonta Davis vs Hugo Ruiz and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Velasquez vs Ngannou and Bellator's Michael Page vs Paul Daley & Matt Mitrione vs Sergei Kharitonov. He talks breaking MMA and boxing events/news, Robert Whittaker undergoing surgery, Conor vs Cowboy interim title fight rumors, Floyd Mayweather's knee high rain boots, Kelvin Gastelum's staph infection breakout and more. Also, eating Cousins Maine Lobster with T.J. Dillashaw, driving a Gunther Porsche 993, Greystone Steakhouse in San Diego, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 234 Whittaker vs Gastelum/Stylebender vs Silva and Gervonta Davis vs Hugo Ruiz and recaps Moraes vs Assuncao 2. He talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, NSAC punishments for Conor Mcgregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jon Jones, Johnny Walker's promising potential and epic stripper walkout, Anthony Rumble Johnson joining Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Jose Aldo's potential future matchup's with Conor McGregor, Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis and more. Also, major spoiler alert for Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight, Super Bowl 53, Maroon 5's halftime show, Brendan's new Ford Raptor, fan questions and much more.
Brendan sits down with Al Iaquinta to discuss the Conor Mcgregor bus attack, fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov on a day's notice, Lorenzo Fertitta helping with surgery bills, real estate agent life, fights he wants next and more. Also, Bellator 214 Fedor vs Bader RECAP, UFC Assuncao vs Moraes 2 breakdown and picks, steroid metabolites found in Jon Jones' VADA test, Max Holloway in Dublin and more. Also, Super Bowl week, Food Truck Diaries with Jack Swagger and Ryan Bader, Aaron Pico's future, Fight Companion, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recap's Cejudo vs Dillashaw & Pacquiao vs Broner and breaks down/makes picks for Bellator 214 Fedor vs Bader. Also, breaking MMA & boxing events, Cowboy's revenge on Hernandez, Conor vs Cowboy talks, Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs, Till vs Masvidal, Gaethje vs Barboza announcements, UFC's new belt and more. Also, Brendan's SHOWTIME special weekend recap, The Shoe Surgeon story, Patriots vs Chiefs, NFL overtime rule rant, Dee Ford's fail, fan questions and much more!
Mike Coppinger (Boxing insider for Fox Sports and Senior writer for Ring Magazine) sits down with Brendan to break down Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner airing on SHOWTIME PPV this Saturday, January 19th. The guys discuss how the match up came together, whats on the line, whats next for who wins and give their predictions/picks. Also, Gervonta Davis vs Abner Mares breakdown, whats next for Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua and more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC's Cejudo vs Dillashaw and Pacquiao vs Broner and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Jon Jones tests clean for UFC 232, Conor McGregor's verbal attacks on Pauli Malignaggi, Khabib and Firas Zahabi, SHOWTIME's All Access, Adrien Broner partying, Manny Pacquiao buying over one thousand fight tickets, Tj Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo's drastic body changes and more. Also, Edmonton Oilers, Wayne Gretzky, NFL playoffs, Big Dick Nick, Venom, fan questions and much more!
Brendan talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Conor McGregor calling out Tenshin Nasukawa, Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith and Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman fight announcements, Nick Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal fight off, Cody Garbrandt's return fight, Jimmy Smith's release as commentator for the UFC and more. Also, Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, LA Chargers, Hailee Steinfeld and the Bumble Bee movie, R Kelly's craziness, fan questions and much more!
Brendan recaps UFC 232 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 and welcomes Paige VanZant in-studio. Paige discusses her upcoming fight with Rachael Ostovich, training with Cyborg, dating a fighter, negativity on social media, Dancing with the Stars, cooking show and more. Also, breaking MMA events/news, Jeff Novitzky on Joe Rogan's podcast, Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa results, the biggest shame with Jon Jone's controversy, Amanda Nunes's breakout performance win over Cyborg, new year resolutions, Lebron James calling himself the G.O.A.T, fan questions and much more!
Brendan rants about the recent Jon Jones controversy, his past and legacy, UFC 232 moving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on 6 days notice, Dana White, Jeff Novitzky, CSAC and USADA's handling of the situation, how the move hurts every other fighter on the card and why Alexander Gustafsson should negotiate a new deal. Also, breakdown and picks for UFC 232, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Charlo brothers and Dillian Whyte recaps, Aquaman, fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps Lee vs Iaquinta 2, Canelo vs Fielding, Chandler vs Primus 2, Bellator Hawaii and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Cain Velasquez's return, Dominic Cruz injured again, Scott Coker on UFC 233 cancellation, Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya's public feud, Brendan meeting Logan Paul and guesting on his podcast, great sushi, creepy mall Santa's, the new animated Spider-Man, fan questions and much more!
Brendan recaps UFC 231 Ortega vs Holloway and talks Lee vs Iaquinta 2, Chandler vs Primus 2, Canelo vs Fielding and more. Also, Rachael Ostovich booked on the same card as Greg Hardy, whats next for Holloway and Ortega, Michael Bisping's comments on Stylebender, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's accountability issue, Brock Lesnar's missing USADA test, Tyson Fury's DM, childhood stories, trip to New Mexico, fan questions and much more!
Recap of Fury vs Wilder and breakdown/picks for UFC 231 Holloway vs Ortega. Brendan rants on how he scored the Fury/Wilder fight, why he feels no one lost, disappointment in commentary and more. Also, recaps of Usman vs Dos Anjos and Tuivasa vs Dos Santos, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Liddell vs Ortiz 3 PPV numbers, One Championship making big moves, fan questions and much more!
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, recaps Liddell vs Ortiz 3 and Demetrious Johnson stops by to discuss his Ben Askren trade/move to One Championship, becoming their Esports Ambassador, gaming, his top 2 picks for pound for pound fighters and more. Brendan also breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Nights; Rafael Dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman & Junior Dos Santos vs Tai Tuivasa. Also, Thanksgiving with Theo Von, Dwight Howard headlines, fan questions and much more!
Chuck Liddell joins Brendan to discuss his upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz, his legendary street brawl with Lee Murray's crew in England, his controversial sparring footage, bare knuckle boxing days, why he's not training at the Pit w/longtime coach John Hackleman, possible move to Bellator and more. Also, recap of UFC Fight Night Magny vs Ponzinibbio, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Rachael Ostovich's domestic violence attack, Nick Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal, Adrien Broner vs Manny Pacquiao, Floyd vs Tenshin back on, as well as Bohemian Rhapsody, Clinton Affair on A&E, Sacramento, fan questions and much more!
Tito Ortiz joins Brendan to discuss his upcoming fight with Chuck Liddell and talks working with Golden Boy and Oscar De La Hoya, relationship with Donald Trump, becoming a promoter and more. Also, Brendan recaps Korean Zombie vs Yair Rodriguez, Cerrone vs Perry, and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, UFC Magny vs Ponzinibbio, Bellator 209, recent Fight Companion, wild fires, fan questions and more!
Brendan recaps UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis and talks Stylebender being MVP of the night, Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa official for Rizin 14, Ben Askren vs Darren Till & Stephen Thompson vs Robbie Lawler in the works, Chris Weidman's future and more. Also, breakdown/picks for Korean Zombie vs Yair Rodriguez card, recap of San Francisco trip, Netflix's The King with Ronnie Coleman and Sacrifice with Derren Brown, fan questions and much more!
Brendan talks spending the day with Tyson Fury, UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis and Oezdemir vs Smith recap. Also, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Ben Askren/Demetrious Johnson trade (why its good for everyone and how Askren's star potential and style can change younger generations of fighters) GGG's future and more. Also, Brendan opens up about his personal life, upcoming all-star comedy tour, Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House, fan questions and much more!
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC Oezdemir vs Smith and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Canelo Alvarez's highest paid athlete contract, Luke Rockhold out of UFC 230 vs Chris Weidman, Khabib's father inviting Conor to Russia and more. Also, Nick Kroll's Big Mouth, Making a Murderer 2, Lakers vs Rockets brawl, fan questions and more.
Brendan recaps Bellator 207 & 208, Bader vs Mitrione & Fedor vs Sonnen. He also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 2, Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis for the heavyweight title, Stipe Miocic being left in the dust, Khabib's rising fame, Deontay Wilder KO'ing a mascot, Eddie Alvarez signing with One Championship, UFC 229's record breaking PPV buys and more. Also, Halloween, The Nightmare before Christmas, Disneyland, scary movies, pumpkin patch creepers, fan questions and more!
Brendan recaps Conor vs Khabib UFC 229 and discusses the chaos from the event, repercussions of rewarding bad behavior and why we're all to blame. Brendan also breaks down/makes picks for Bellator 207 Mitrione vs Bader & Bellator 208 Chael vs Fedor and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, what's next for Conor and Khabib, Dana White's decision not to put the belt on Khabib, Jon Jones vs GSP GOAT drama, Conor's callout of Anderson Silva, fan questions and much more!
Josh Thomson and Brendan go head to head in breaking down Conor vs Khabib. Josh shares insights on Khabib's camp, why this might be his last fight and why he believes he wins. Brendan discusses Conor's motivation, possible outcomes and whats next for both fighters. The guys also talk Bellator 206, Aaron Pico, USADA/UFC/Boxing corruption, banning repeat drug offenders and more. Also, breaking MMA & boxing event/news, Rory Macdonald vs Gegard Mousasi size difference, Rampage vs Silva thickness, Jon Jones's manager, Seattle, Korean BBQ, fan questions and much more!
Brendan talks breaking MMA & Boxing events/news, gives his take on the Conor vs Khabib press conference, Jon Jones's surprise reduced suspension and possible return this year, recaps Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin and Eryk Anders vs Thiago Santos and makes picks for Bellator 206. He also talks filming his Bravo TV show in New York, eating Chicago pizza, working the Emmy's, answers fan questions and much more!
Brendan recaps GGG vs Alvarez 2 and Hunt vs Oleinik. Also, Brendan rants on people calling the Canelo victory a robbery and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather rematch rumors, Herb Dean's late stoppage, BJ Penn's return, UFC Fight Night Thiago Santos vs Eryk Anders, fan questions and much more!
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Brendan recaps UFC 228 and rants on the UFC rooting for Tyron Woodley to lose, painting him in the wrong light, and why Woodley is fighting for more than just a win. Also, 2 rare submissions in one night, Jessica Andrade's impressive KO, Tatiana Suarez's future as a long reigning champion. He also recaps Garcia vs Porter and breaks down/makes picks for GGG vs Canelo 2, UFC Hunt vs Oleinik, talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, working with Jerry O'Connnell, watching Hamilton, lawn troubles, football season, answers fan questions and much more.
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Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 228 Till vs Woodley and Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter, and talks breaking MMA & boxing news/events, Logan Paul's response to Brendan, Dana White's response to Logan, Donald Cerrone's drama with Mike Winkeljohn, Mike Perry and Diego Sanchez, Darren Till's convincing confidence, Floyd vs Conor 2 rumors, fan questions and much more!
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Brendan recaps UFC Gaethje vs Vick and discusses Logan Paul vs KSI generating massive viewership numbers. He also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Ortega vs Holloway rebooking, Stephen Thompson vs Robbie Lawler, Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis, Paige Van Zant vs Rachael Ostovich, disappointment over Chael vs Fedor poster, boxer Curtis Harper leaving the ring before the fight, Magic Mountain, roller coaster rides, Shake Shack, best burgers, car dealerships, fishing, fan questions and much more.
Brendan discusses the Wilder vs Fury announcement and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Gaethje vs Vick. He also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, why he believes Fury is a tougher match up for Wilder and why this fight is a win-win for everyone including Anthony Joshua. Also, Ngannou vs Blaydes 2, Jon Jones' skeptical USADA testing, Brock Lesnar's smaller body, Monster trucks, El Chapo, "thicc" runners, fan questions and much more.
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Brendan rants on the UFC passing on Nick Newell while choosing to promote Greg Hardy and talks Ben Askren's potential entrance into the UFC, Darren Till's controversial statement about choosing legacy over everything else, GSP open to celebrity fights and more breaking MMA events/news. He also recaps his trip to Dallas, Pecan Lodge BBQ, taking the JFK tour, HBO's Hard Knocks, buying chicken poop soil and much more.
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T.J. Dillashaw joins Brendan in-studio for this bonus episode. The guys talk about UFC's hard push on Cody Garbrandt over him and T.J. having Garbrandt's number, why he believes Dominic Cruz feels entitled and doesn't deserve the next title shot, plans on challenging Henry Cejudo at 125, Duane Bang Ludwig encouraging him to train with other people/coaches, Mark Munoz's positive influence on both TJ and Brendan, training with ultra competitive Aaron Pico and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC 227 and talks Conor vs Khabib & Nate Diaz vs Dustin Poirier official fight announcements, judging during Henry Cejudo's win over Demetrious Johnson, defining true take downs, why DJ's loss is a win-win for him and the UFC, how TJ Dillashaw's focus on boxing won him the 2nd fight against Cody Garbrandt, predictions on who will main event UFC 230, Jon Jones, GSP, Anderson Silva, fan questions and more. He also talks Austin, Texas, Big Brown Coffee's official release, Netflix's Social Fabric and Kyle Ng, lawn spots, grounded planes and much more!
Brendan recaps Alvarez vs Poirier 2 and talks Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2, UFC 227's lackluster card, Conor vs Khabib fight date, GSP vs Silva, Fury vs Wilder and Mikey Garcia vs Errol Spence rumors, UFC's recent lowest ratings ever and the Sea World effect, Islam Makhachev's breakout performance, Marc Goddard's odd stand up, 12 to 6 elbows controversy, Colby Covington being stripped and answers fan questions. He also discusses his new movie with Shia LaBeouf and David Ayer, buying his dream car, visiting Long Beach Aquarium, new passion for lawns and much more.
Brendan talks UFC Alvarez vs Poirier 2, the Max Holloway health controversy, breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Shogun vs Smith recap, Anthony Smith's talent, Alexander Gustafsson pulling out after Smith's callout and Daniel Cormier's reaction/rant, Brock Lesnar's first USADA test since his return, Tyron Woodley turning down Darren Till and answers fan questions. He also talks his first standup show with Theo Von, Chicago trip for Bryan Callen's special, Mark Curry's standup, meeting sneaker heads, Last Chance U, shark movies, JFK conspiracy, Dark Tourist and much more!
Brendan addresses the Dana White/Stylebender drama and welcomes Tai Tuivasa & Tyson Pedro in studio. The guys talk MMA's popularity in Australia, relationship with Mark Hunt, Aussie celebrities, dealing with social media haters, shoey's assies, crackies, bubblers, cage dick vs camera dick, traditional Samoan tattoos and Joe Rogan refusing the shoey, Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, UFC Fight Night Shogun vs Smith, answers fan questions and much more!
Brendan recaps UFC 226 and explains why Daniel Cormier is GOAT. He also breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night JDS vs Ivanov and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Dana White on Francis Ngannou's ego, why Brock Lesnar is a bigger draw than Conor and Ronda, Max Holloway's health, Stylebender's impressive win over Brad Tavares, Brian Ortega declining fights, Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum coaching TUF, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 226 and TUF finale Stylebender vs Tavares and talks breaking MMA & boxing news/events, Deontay Wilder interview and real story behind Joshua fight fallout, Liddell vs Ortiz 3 confirmed, Drake's new song and Max Holloway, Cormier vs Miocic affecting Jon Jones, taping back to back episodes of Ridiculousness, Lebron to the Lakers, 4th of July plans, World Cup, new Yeezys, fan questions and much more.
Brendan responds to Chael Sonnen calling him out, recaps Cerrone vs Edwards and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Machida signing with Bellator, Josh Barnett leaving the UFC, Joshua vs Wilder rumors, Tyson Fury's IG rant on Wilder and answers fan questions. He also talks shooting guns with Mat Best and the Black Rifle Coffee boys, shopping in Texas, Black Mirror, The Staircase, World Cup and much more.
Brendan chats with Derrick Lewis (bonus) and Mike Dolce. Derrick talks his upcoming fight with Francis Ngannou, potential fight with Curtis Blaydes, family life, Instagram fame and more. Mike Dolce talks nutrition, fighters missing weight, dangers of moving weigh in's, punishment suggestions, his Kit Kat story and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, breaks down/makes picks for UFC Cowboy vs Edwards, answers fan questions and talks Chael Sonnen's rant on Joe Rogan, dealing with vertigo, World Cup and much more.
Brendan recap's UFC 225, Santa Cruz vs Mares, Charlo vs Trout, Crawford vs Horn and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, importance of UFC 225's PPV buys, MVP fighters of the night, CM Punk vs Mike Jackson being the worst case scenario for the UFC and Colby Covington's breakout performance. He also answers fans questions and talks Robert Whittaker's win, Tyson Fury's comeback fight, Mikey Garcia at the racetrack, headlining The Comedy Store on Saturday night and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 225 Whittaker vs Romero 2 and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Charlo vs Trout, Yair Rodriguez back in the UFC, Andrea Lee's coach/husband with Nazi tattoos, cancelled fight due to chapped lips, bare knuckle boxing, Lebron James' fashion, Kanye's album art Kratom and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC Till vs Wonderboy, rants on the scoring controversy and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Michael Bisping's retirement, Nick Diaz's arrest, Joe Rogan quitting FOX shows and more. Brendan also breaks down/makes picks for UFC Rivera vs Moraes, answers fan questions and talks Disneyland, NBA playoffs, opening up for Joey Diaz and much more.
Matt Mitrione stops by to discuss his upcoming fight with Ryan Bader and potential rematch with Fedor, his solution to the Reebok sponsorship issue, Victor Conte's Jon Jones theory, rant on the UFC bringing in Brock Lesnar, friendship with Luke Rockhold, predicting Bader to beat King Mo while he was on King Mo's podcast and explains why Brendan is the only fighter he'd want to rematch and much more. Brendan talks breaking MMA & Boxing events/news, recaps UFC Maia vs Usman, breaks down/makes picks for UFC Till vs Thompson, answers fan questions and much more.
Mauro Ranallo stops in to discuss his upcoming documentary, mental health, medicinal cannabis, MMA, boxing, WWE and more. Brendan recaps UFC 224, Lomachenko vs Linares, Bellator 199 and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Maia vs Usman and also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Joshua vs Wilder rumors, Yair Rodriguez getting cut from the UFC, Raquel Pennington's corner not letting her quit, answers fan questions and much more.
Leslie Smith joins Brendan in-studio to discuss her controversial release from the UFC, fighting for fighter's rights/pay and the next moves for Project Spearhead. Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 224, recaps GGG vs Martirosyan, previews Lomachenko vs Linares and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, answers fan questions and much more.
Brendan talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news and recaps Bellator 198. Also, Deontay Wilder's $50 million dollar offer to fight Anthony Joshua, Nick Diaz vs Michael Bisping, Nate vs GSP, Ben Askren, Tyson Fury, Nick Newell, Conor's punishment from the UFC, the NFL draft, Netflix's Rachel Dolezal documentary, fan questions and more.
Brendan recaps UFC Lee vs Barboza, discusses UFC's stacked Lightweight division and talks Leslie Smith being paid out of her UFC contract, Greg Hardy on Dana White's contenders series, the future of Gervonta Davis, Lomachenko, Adrien Broner, and breaks down/makes picks for Bellator 196 Mir vs Fedor. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, meeting Bret the Hitman Hart at his show, staying at the same hotel as Ellen, best Chinese food in Calgary, answers fan questions and much more.
Brendan recaps UFC Poirier vs Gaethje and discusses Gaethje's future, UFC TV deal rumors, UFC fighter profile summaries and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & Boxing events/news, breaks down/makes picks for UFC Lee vs Barboza and answers fan questions.
Paulie Malignaggi joins Brendan in-studio to discuss Conor Mcgregors recent arrest, UFC 223 recap, Mayweather in the octagon, Canelo's failure and fight cancellation, drug tests in sports, Joshua vs Parker recap, Wilder, Fury, Mosely, Broner, Lomachenko and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news and breaks down, makes picks for UFC Poireir vs Gaethje and answers fan questions.
Jimmy Smith joins Brendan in-studio to discuss Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov being cancelled for the 4th time and Max Holloway stepping in against Khabib on just 6 days notice. Brendan also answers fan questions, recaps Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker and talks breaking MMA boxing events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 223 Max Holloway vs Khabib Nurmagomedov along with much more.
Brendan talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Anthony Joshua's rumored $500 million dollar UFC offer, Colby Covington talking his way into an interim title shot and gets heated about the huge impact and lack of accountability that USADA, judges and referees have on fighters lives. He also talks well dressed fans, Kamaru Usman stopping by his Florida standup show, pushing gas refills to the limit, fan questions and much more.
Brendan talks breaking MMA/boxing events and news stories, NCAA breakout star Kyle Snyder, Nick Newell's right to compete in the UFC and recaps UFC Werdum vs Volkov and his B-day weekend. Brendan also talks Oxnard show's with Bryan Callen's surprise performance, Dana White's ripped body, Desus and Mero vs DJ Envy, fan questions and much more.
Deontay Wilder talks fighting sick, taking a big risk match with Ortiz, visit from Denzel Washington, desire for a unification bout with Joshua and more. Max Holloway talks injury and the challenges of being a fighter/champion, love/hate relationship with the sport, match up w/Brian Ortega, BJ Penn's shadow, walking towards danger and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Werdum vs Volkov and answers fan questions.
Brian Ortega and Rener Gracie join Brendan in-studio to discuss Brian's big win against Frankie Edgar, turning chaos into art, upcoming fight with Max Holloway at UFC 226, why Brian wouldn't have taken the fight if he was Edgar, media obligations and more. Brendan also recaps UFC 222, breaks down Wilder vs Ortiz, talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, answers fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 222 and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, recaps UFC Stephens vs Emmett, reveals more info on Below The Belt and talks eating pizza with Frankie Edgar, La Jolla scooter crash, girl scout cookies, answers fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC Stephens vs Emmet, talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news and recaps UFC Cerrone vs Medeiros and Bellator Mitrione vs Nelson. Brendan also shares his Netflix recs of the week, gives updates on his new Showtime show, answers fan questions and much more.
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Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC Cerrone vs Medeiros and Bellator 194 Nelson vs Mitrione 2, and talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, Valentines day, Anderson Silva vs Oscar De La Hoya, CM Punk vs Mayweather, Gustafsson calling out Rockhold, Rashad Evans' advice to Tyron Woodley, Chuck Liddell on Big Brother, fan questions and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 221 Rockhold vs Romero and talks breaking MMA/boxing events and news. He also recaps UFC Machida vs Anders, and talks Mario Yamasaki controversy, UFC 222 troubles, cooking show with Bert Kreischer, diet/health update, fan questions and much more.
Kevin "The Motown Phenom" Lee joins Brendan in studio to discuss big changes to his camp, coaches and management, and talks Justin Gaethje callout, frustration with Tyron Woodley, UFC's difficulty with promoting African American fighters and much more. Brendan also answers fan questions and talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Machida vs Anders.
Cris Cyborg returns to discuss potential match up with Amanda Nunes, relationship with Dana White/UFC, legacy at featherweight and more. Brendan also answers fan questions, goes in-depth on Francis Ngannou, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier and talks breaking MMA event/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson and much more.
Brendan welcomes Chael Sonnen in studio and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 220 and Bellator 192. We also talk breaking MMA events and news!
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC Stephens vs Choi and talks breaking MMA events and news, including John McCarthy retiring from refereeing, Dana White & Conor McGregor vs Stephen Espinoza, Ngannou's favorable treatment, lack of HGH & IV test failures and much.
Brendan recaps UFC 219 and talks breaking MMA/Boxing events and news. He also hints at a Big Brown Golden Globe appearance, predicts Jimmy Smiths next move and answers fan questions. We also talk Khabib/Ferguson/McGregor matchups, photographer drama, technology changing the promo game and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 219 Cyborg vs Holm, and talks breaking MMA events/news/rumors. We also take a trip down memory lane to talk surprising guest interviews, Will Smith's greatest hits, how BBB started, and how YOU guys, the listeners/watchers made this year such an incredible one, thank you and enjoy!
We take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2017, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Joey Diaz, Mario Lopez, Tito Ortiz, Cris Cyborg, Chael Sonnen, Lyoto Machida, Deontay Wilder and much more, enjoy!
Brendan recaps UFC Lawler vs Dos Anjos and talks breaking MMA/boxing events and news, Mike Perry's continual star power, Masvidal's hilarious DM's to Bisping, redefining gatekeeper, rankings resembling popularity contests, delicious trip to Buffalo, fan questions and much more.
Josh "The Punk" Thomson joins Brendan in-studio to talk retirement potential, AKA's injury reputation, teammates; Cain, Rockhold and Khabib updates, Conor vs Khabib breakdown, Rockhold training with DC's next opponent, Volkan Oezdemir and much more. Brendan recaps UFC Swanson vs Ortega, Loma vs Rigo, breaks down/makes picks for UFC Lawler vs Dos Anjos and talks breaking MMA events/news.
Brendan recaps UFC 218 and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Swanson vs Ortega. He also talks breaking MMA events/news, Francis Ngannou's superstar potential, Loma vs Rigo, McGregor's dimepiece date night, GSP illness doubts, leashes on divisions, boba straw bets, fan questions and much, much more.
Brendan talks Conor McGregor pub brawl rumors and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 218. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news, UFC's handling of Bisping, Thanksgiving, Keto dieting, lucky bird poop and much more.
Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Gastelum vs Bisping while Bryan makes a surprise appearance. He also answers fan questions and talks holiday traffic, turkeys, Tony Clifton, Ozdemir's troubles, Bellator's heavyweight grand prix tournament and much more.
Deontay Wilder joins Brendan in-studio to discuss stress breakdown from opponents popping positive, thoughts of leaving the boxing for MMA, fighting from poverty, finding peace in chaos, criticism of looping shots and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events and news.
Brendan talks Woodley vs Diaz, Bisping vs Gastelum, Bellator's heavyweight grand prix, fried chicken, spicy foods, serial killers and much more. He also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Werdum vs Tybura.
Brendan recaps UFC 217, and talks GSP, Darren Till, Ric Flair's 30 for 30, Deontay Wilder's wild KO finish and much more. Brendan also answers fan questions and talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Pettis vs Poirier.
Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news, breaks down/makes picks for UFC 217, recaps UFC Sao Paulo and discusses UFC's budding welterweight division. We also talk boxing, Halloween, costumes, candy and much more.
Big Brown discusses the aftermath of Darren Till vs Donald Cerrone, the future of the fight game, Halloween plans, hopes for mega PPV events and answers fan questions. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Machida vs Brunson.
Big Brown welcomes Alan Jouban in studio for today's first live podcast. The guys talk shoes, commentating, life after fighting, Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and much more. The guys also talk breaking MMA events, news and break down UFC Cerrone vs Till.
Brendan recaps UFC 216, discusses what's next for Tony Ferguson, Conor Mcgregor and why Demetrious Johnson is the pound for pound champ. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news, cookies, coffee and much more.
Brendan and Kevin Lee discuss Kevin's upcoming "celebration" fight with Tony Ferguson, volunteer work, potential fight with McGregor, possible matchups post UFC 216 and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 216.
Rory MacDonald talks changing promotions, training mistakes, future opponents, splitting camps, GSP and more. Douglas Lima talks upbringing, family, lack of recognition, first pro fight, fear of street fights and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and Reebok, Game of Thrones shoes and a ton more.
Brendan recaps Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin and recent trip to SF, and talks corruption, Kill Tony, trip to NYC with Deontay Wilder, pet lizards, internet trolls and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Japan OSP vs Okami.
Brendan welcomes in Tony Jeffries and Glenn Holmes to talk life, boxing and breakdown/make picks for Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin. We also talk breaking MMA events/news, thick models, football kickers and breakdown/make picks for UFC Rockhold vs Branch.
Chael Sonnen and Brendan discuss the MayMac aftermath and dive deep into the Turinabol and Jon Jones debacle, possible outcomes, PED's vs steroids, gym drug culture and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 215.
Brendan talks breaking MMA & Boxing events/news, trip to Universal Studios, going wild on a Slingshot, Tinder swipes, Jon Jones drama, UFC Rotterdam, MSG and much more.
Luke Thomas and Brendan are in Vegas to discuss possible MayMac outcomes and give their predictions. They also talk Paulie drama, Jon Jones' failed tests and legacy, behind the scenes MMA stories, racism, promoters vs media, blackballed journalists, being judged by appearances, Latin women, DM's and so much more.
Brendan is LIVE (sort of) from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas just one day before the biggest event in combat sports history. He gives an updated breakdown and prediction for the MayMac fight and talks breaking MMA and boxing events/news and much more.
Andre Berto joins Brendan in-studio to talk about his family roots in MMA, olympics, Haiti, the science of Floyd Mayweather and the 3 possible outcomes in the McGregor vs Mayweather fight. Paulie Malignaggi talks beef with Conor McGregor, sparring footage controversy and pro's and con's of being in Conor's camp. Brendan also talk breaking MMA events/news.
Brendan recaps his U.K. and Ireland tour and talks Rich Eisen, Michael Rapaport, Paddy Holohan, Paulie Malignaggi vs Conor McGregor, Showtime and breaking MMA events/news.
Brendan recaps UFC 214 and talks breaking MMA events/news from a hotel room, late night in London while on tour.
Pauli Malignaggi returns to share a behind the scenes look at joining Conor McGregor's camp; sparring, trash talking, punching power and much more. The guys also break down Broner vs Garcia and Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 214 Jones vs Cormier 2
Paulie Malignaggi tells Brendan what really prompted him to join Conor McGregor's training camp and gives his take on how the boxing community truly feels about him helping out an MMA fighter. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events/news and breaks down/makes picks on UFC Fight Night Weidman vs Gastelum.
Brendan is back from the McGregor/Mayweather press tour and shares some behind the scenes stories including Dana White, Conor, Floyd, Drake, Showtime, the muted microphones, racial remarks and Ariel Helwani controversies and talks breaking MMA events/news and much more.
Brendan welcomes back Robin Black for a highly in-depth conversation and breakdown of Conor Mcgregor vs Floyd Mayweather. The guys talk fight analysis, psychology, importance of obsession, GSP and much more. The guys also cover breaking MMA events/news and break down/make picks for UFC 213 Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 and The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.
Matt Mitrione is back to break down his win over Fedor and Brendan recaps his trip to NY, his commentating experience for Bellator and talks breaking MMA events/news and rants on the Fox layoffs, McGregor vs Mayweather and much more.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for the big PPV Bellator 180 card at MSG as well as UFC Fight Night 112, and talks breaking MMA events/news.
Brendan, Tony Jeffries & Glenn Holmes discuss the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight announcement, Kovalev vs Ward 2, Brendan's 100k bet with Max Kellerman, Tony's first meeting with Floyd, the true details behind Conor's sparring footage along with breaking news of the event and much more.
Matt Mitrione talks about his upcoming fight with legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko at MSG, his micro chip training invention and working with Purdue again. Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night Holm vs Correia and talks breaking MMA events/news.
Brendan speaks to Ryan "Darth" Bader about fighting out his contract and moving to Bellator, his upcoming championship fight against Phil Davis on the massive MSG card in NY, his unique masseuse/mental coach and more. Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 212 and talks breaking MMA news/events.
Everything from the recent Cyborg drama to the insanity of the UFC Athlete Retreat, Brendan talks breaking MMA events/news and and breaks down/makes picks for UFC Fight Night 109 Gustafsson vs Teixeira. Episode sponsored by Audible - visit http://audible.com/bigbrown for a free 30 day trial
Cris Cyborg joins Brendan in studio with her boyfriend Ray Elbe for an emotional conversation about her journey, her future and why her fight outside of the cage is the most difficult one. We also talk breaking MMA events/news and Brendan breaks down/makes picks for Bellator 179.
Lorenz Larkin reveals how he went from flag football to fighting, why he fears his mom, his reasons for dropping to 170, fighting out his contract and signing with Bellator and much more. We also talk breaking MMA events/fight news and Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 211.
Mario Lopez invites Brendan to his studio to get deep into boxing and the guys break down Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. We also talk breaking MMA events/news and much more.
Brendan talks breaking MMA news/events and welcomes Tony Jeffries and Glenn Holmes in studio to break down Klitschko vs Joshua and discuss Tony's pro boxing career, medaling in the olympics, being hit in the head 55,000 times, being forced to retire early from boxing and creating Box n Burn, along with much more.
Jason Ellis sits down with Brendan and shares stories about life, Howard Stern, Dax Shepard, Marilyn Manson, Ludacris, George Takei and more. The guys talk breaking MMA events and break down Jason's upcoming fight as well as UFC Fight Night 108.
UFC 210 recap and UFC on FOX breakdown/picks plus Justin Wren stops by to talk Bellator, Africa, and how to make a difference.
TJ Dillashaw joins Brendan in studio to talk about training with Vasyl Lomachenko, preparing for Cody Garbrandt filming the newest season of TUF and much more. Brendan talks breaking MMA events, fight news, and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 210 Cormier vs Johnson.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson joins Brendan to talk comedy, gaming, producing, acting, fame, rude vs racist, why he lost his temper on Arona, the hardest kick he ever felt and more. Brendan talks breaking MMA events, fight news and gives his breakdown and picks for down Bellator 175.
Joey "Coco" Diaz joins Brendan on this bonus episode of the Big Brown Breakdown to talk fighters, food, film, Jiu Jitsu, comedy, Jet Blue Mint, Cubans, racism in the UFC, breaking fight news and much more..
Bas Rutten and Brendan share stories of Kimbo Slice and Kevin Randleman and discuss McGregor vs Mayweather, steroids, weight cutting, GSP, Overeem and much more along with breaking MMA events and fight news.
Rener Gracie and Brian "T-City" Ortega join Brendan to talk about Brian's rise to success from rough beginnings, including an altercation with a teacher, a high speed chase and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events and breaks down UFC Fight Night London - Manuwa vs Anderson.
Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou joins Brendan to talk about his sponsored hair, having his face tattoo'd on a fan, TV & Movie projects, training with Firas Zahabi, GSP and much more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events and breaks down UFC Fight Night Belfort vs Gastelum.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin joins Brendan on this episode of the Big Brown Breakdown to discuss WWE stars vs UFC stars, friendship with Brock Lesnar, cutting promos, how he got his nickname, being paralyzed and more. Brendan also talks breaking MMA events and breaks down/makes picks for UFC 209.
Brendan talks breaking MMA events and recaps the weekend's fights plus Ian McCall is in-studio to talk about his multiple fight fallout streak, changing camps, life outside the cage, dating a WWF star, CBD oil and more.
Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis joins Brendan on the Big Brown Breakdown to talk motorcycles, Bellator, who he wants next, being the "Rosa Parks" of MMA, his potential future fight with Jon Jones and much more. Brendan breaks down Bellator 172 Fedor vs Mitrione, UFC Fight Night Lewis vs Browne and talks breaking MMA events.
Brendan breaks down UFC 208, makes his picks and chooses his favorite underdogs. We talk breaking MMA events, WSOF, McGregor vs Pacquiao, Demian Maia and tons more.
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Rener Gracie stop by to chat with Brendan for this wild episode of the Big Brown Breakdown. NOTHING can stop the guys from talking all things MMA.
MMA guru Robin Black sits down with Brendan to discuss UFC Denver and everything else in the fight world in this very in-depth episode of the Big Brown Breakdown.
The gangster himself, Chael Sonnen, visits Big Brown Schaub just a few days before his main event fight with Tito Ortiz to talk about his time on The Celebrity Apprentice, how he really feels about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump and testosterone replacement, who he's asking to fight next, and shares stories about Dana White, Jim Rome, Fedor Emelianenko, along with much more.
In this episode of the Big Brown Breakdown, the debut of the Big Brown Breakdown theme song (featuring Skylar Astin) is revealed. Brendan talks breaking MMA events, his picks for UFC fight night Penn vs Rodriguez, Mark Hunt's lawsuit against the UFC, Floyd vs Conor, and Big Brown finally gives his dreaded breakdown pick for Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy along with much, much more.
In this episode of the Big Brown Breakdown, Brendan talks breaking MMA events, the aftermath of UFC 207 and RIZIN, a new USADA test failure, athletes throwing shade, and picks his NEW fighter of the year along with much, much more.
Big Brown is back to talk breaking MMA events, make his picks and breaks down UFC 207.
Brendan talks breaking MMA events and Alan Jouban visits the studio to talk Versace, how he got into modeling, why he deserves to be ranked in the UFC welterweight top 15, who he wants next, why he wants to see Joe Rogan vs. Mickey Gall, and Brendan see's Sage Northcutt's apples and raises him 2 cantaloupes.
Brendan talks UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs. Waterson, breaking MMA events, and Tito Ortiz stops by to discuss his Bellator 170 fight against Chael Sonnen, his birthday wrestling match against Chael, fallout with Cyborg, family life and fishing.
Brendan hops in the studio to discuss MMA current events and give his UFC 206 breakdown.