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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
 
Welcome to Fan Club, a six-episode exploration of why we love what we love. Every week, host Ross Martin goes down a different rabbit hole of fandom and talks to some of the most interesting people in culture today, including Tom Colicchio, Shepard Fairey, Swizz Beats, Chael Sonnen, and Charlamagne Tha God.
 
It’s time! This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for... Film Geek Radio’s podcast focused on the world of The Ultimate Fighter, UFC and mixed martial arts! Join Kirk and Dave as they explore the television series The Ultimate Fighter. Who are the best fighters? What are the different strategies they employ? They don’t stop there, though. They also discuss all the major fights you’ll find on pay-per-view and offer UFC 101 lessons on basic core concepts. Whether you’re a hardcore MMA fan ...
 
Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written w ...
 
Every Hall of Famer has experienced it. Every MVP has gone through it. Every All-Star has endured it. It is a unifying experience amongst all professional athletes. The perennial superstars and the ones that never were. For some, it is a memory they hold dear and remember with great nostalgia. For others, it was a horror show they would love to forget. But for every single professional athlete, it is the one thing they all have in common...ROOKIE YEAR! The rookie year is the great equalizer ...
 
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Chael begins the show by reacting to ONE Championship's Wednesday night slate. Then, Chael discusses what he expects to see from Conor McGregor in the Dustin Poirier trilogy fight (6:20), Jon Jones' misguided behavior in fight negotiations (34:05), this weekend's big middleweight event (48:00) and yes...Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Presented by: SEED…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEChael Sonnen is a UFC legend, media personality and former NCAA wrestling All American. Today he runs a Youtube show (Beyond the Fight), a podcast (You’re Welcome) and is featured on ESPN’s Ariel & The Bad Guy. Please enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat Nationals, taking place thi…
 
As the UFC appears to be distancing itself from a Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones heavyweight title fight, Chael wonders what Jones' next move will be. Plus, some lessons learned from the Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul fight promotion (41:06), Rafael dos Anjos gets called out and Kevin Holland is back...but should he be?…
 
Brendan recaps Bellator 255 Pitbull vs Sanchez 2, breaks down UFC Vettori vs Holland and Bellator's Bader vs Machida 2 and talks Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega coaching the new season of TUF, Nate Diaz returning to face Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson, Cyril Gane vs Alexander Volkov, Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige and more newly a…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEThis episode is with the great John Smith. This interview was recorded in September of 2020 and was the second of three interviews that we recorded with John as part of our audio documentary, The Smiths. This interview covers the second-half of John’s competitive career, as well as John’s perspective on Pat’s career. Enjoy!*PRESEN…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEThe Olympic Trials were incredible, and in this episode Adam Tirapelle and I break-down some of our favorite moments including: -Kyle Dake vs Jordan Burroughs-Gable Steveson and his chances for winning gold at Tokyo-J’den Cox and what’s next for the two-time UWW World Champion-Helen Maroulis vs Jenna Burkert Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SP…
 
Chael begins by breaking down the cat-and-mouse game between Jon Jones and the UFC, saying he ultimately believes the two sides won't come to a deal for a heavyweight title bout with Francis Ngannou. Plus, Chael discusses how the Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz fight could change everything (10:06), an interesting text he received yesterday, the UFC's n…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEKendall Cross is a 2x Olympian and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist. In this episode we review some of the big matches that are likely to go down at the 2020 Olympic Team Trials, including Jordan Burroughs vs Kyle Dake and J’den Cox vs Kyle Snyder. We also talk about Kendall’s experience at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Trials. Please enjoy…
 
What's the story here? Is it that Francis Ngannou, against all odds, beat the great Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight belt? Or, is it that Jon Jones could be up next? Chael breaks it all down. Then, Chael recaps UFC 260 and also dives into an exciting bantamweight picture, Anderson Silva's announced boxing debut (27:50) and takeaways from the Ben…
 
Brendan recaps UFC 260 Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic and talks how Jon Jones matches up with Francis Ngannou, Jones feuding with Dana White and the UFC, Sean O'Malley's phenomenal performance vs Thomas Almeida, Tyron Woodley's fading confidence, UFC 260 fight purses, Ben Askren and Jake Paul's first press conference and scuffle, Miesha Tate's ret…
 
Tomorrow night, all eyes will fall on Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. To celebrate, Chael delivers his official prediction for the heavyweight title rematch (33:12). But before that, he discusses Sean O'Malley's refusal to accept his loss to Marlon Vera and what's at stake for former champion Tyron Woodley tomorrow night (22:37). Plus, a fun Khab…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEBuddy Lee is a US Olympian Wrestler, 2X US Marine Best Athlete and the world’s leading Jump Rope Training educator and pioneer in jump rope product technology. His time-tested system lets you experience real and lasting fitness results while helping you to reach the highest levels of physicality and mental toughness.Buddy Lee, has…
 
Chael weighs in on the criticism toward Kevin Holland and whether the rising UFC middleweight deserves it. Plus, he goes around the lightweight division, discussing Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira for the vacant title, Justin Gaethje's next move (20:32) and Dustin Poirier's decision to fight Conor McGregor rather than go for the belt. And, an…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODERyan takes this episode solo as he recaps the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Tournament. After watching damn near every match, Ryan wanted to share his highlights from the tournament. We’ll be back later this week with our regularly scheduled programming. Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat …
 
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 260 Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2, recaps Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland and talks what's next for Holland, whether or not Francis Ngannou is a better fighter, Tyron Woodley having one foot out the door, Dana White finally acknowledging Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement, Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveir…
 
After a big news week, Chael breaks down comments from Eddie Alvarez about Conor McGregor's recent struggles. And, with Israel Adesanya focusing on middleweight, what's the status of the Jon Jones fight (29:58)? Plus, Chael's official prediction for tomorrow's Derek Brunson-Kevin Holland showdown (45:50). Presented by: Keeps & Athletic Greens…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODENick Hardwick is a former NFL Pro Bowl center for the Chargers. His NFL career started in 2004 and ended in 2014 as one of the most decorated centers in Chargers history. After retiring, Nick lost upwards of 60 lbs and formulated his weight-loss strategy into a program he calls Lose Like a Lineman, which helps men in their 30’s lo…
 
Chael explains the path to a second welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, breaking down all the compelling storylines along the way. And with the fight booked, what does this mean for Leon Edwards and the rest of the division? Plus, Henry Cejudo wants Max Holloway (22:30) and Chael reflects on the legacy of the man he ne…
 
Brendan recaps Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad and says why he believes Leon should only rematch or fight for the title next, also, a breakdown of this weekend's Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland fight card, thoughts on Matt Serra's emotional podcast regarding Aljamain Sterling, Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush, Dana White's 1 million dollar bet on Ben …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMike Powell is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets Chicago. In this episode - recorded at the new BTS Chicago facility - we go deep on the tremendous impact that Mike and his team is making on the wrestling scene here in the Windy City. Donate to BTS Chicago’s Fund a Need Program.*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is …
 
Chael explains why Israel Adesanya's loss at UFC 259 might not impact a potential fight between Izzy and Jon Jones. Plus, an early forecast of Poirier-McGregor 3 (24:17), Julianna Pena wants a piece of Amanda Nunes (31:40) and Chael praises Belal Muhammad ahead of Saturday's main event against Leon Edwards. Presented by: Athletic Greens…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEAndy Hamilton is a wrestling media legend. He’s been with Track (now Flo) since 2016 and prior to that covered Iowa wrestling from both Des Moines and Iowa City. He’s a 4x recipient of the national wrestling writer of the year award. Please enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat Nati…
 
After a WILD UFC 259, Chael gets heated over the scoring of the main event and the questions surrounding Aljamain Sterling decision to accept the bantamweight belt (22:58). Plus, potential next opponents for Israel Adesanya (36:02) and Amanda Nunes, and does anyone want to fight Islam Makhachev? Presented by: Athletic Greens…
 
Brendan recaps UFC 259 Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya and talks unwarranted 10-8 rounds, Petr Yan's illegal knee leading to Aljamain Sterling winning the bantamweight title, Dominick Cruz publicly blasting Hans Molenkamp of Monster Entergy, lit prelims, why Tony Ferguson should be next for Islam Makhachev, Dan Hardy being fired from UFC and BT …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEPaul Bradley is a 2x All American and former professional MMA fighter. Paul wrestled under Jim Zalesky at the University of Iowa, where his teammates included Steve Mocco, Mark Perry, Izzy Style, and many more. After retiring from fighting, Paul became the assistant coach at Queens University of Charlotte. Enjoy it folks!*PRESENTE…
 
With Israel Adesanya vying for the 205 pound title Saturday, Chael wonders why other top light heavyweights aren't calling Izzy out (20:05). Plus, a breakdown of the "cat-and-mouse" game between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling (32:25) and, after the UFC cut ties with two legends this week, Chael has some things to get off his chest. Presented by: At…
 
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya. Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson. Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling. Just days before a massive UFC 259, Chael picks his winners to the three title fights. Plus, Khabib's comments on Islam Makhachev (28:14) and Chael defends Paulo Costa (39:56). Presented by: DraftKings and American Giant…
 
Brendan breaks down and makes picks for this weekend's stacked UFC 259, Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, recaps Rozenstruik vs. Gane and talks Stylebender working to be the greatest we've ever seen, Gordon Ryan slapping Andre Galvao, Paulo Costa drinking a bottle of wine before fighting Stylebender, Frank Mir boxing Antonio Tarver on the Jake Pa…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEDennis, the Godfather, DeLiddo is the former head coach at Fresno State. Dennis served as head coach from 1981 - 2005. During that time he produced 27 All Americans, multiple WAC titles, and the great Stephen Abas, who was a 3x NCAA Champion and an Olympic Silver Medalist. This conversation is a lot of fun as we recap the history …
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEBrandon Slay is an Olympic Gold Medalist and the Executive Director for the Penn Regional Training Center. Brandon’s run to Olympic Gold started at the US Open in the spring of 2000, where he entered the tournament as the 7th seed. In the finals, he knocked-off Joe Williams, earning a bye to the Olympic Trials finals. After making…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEMike Palazzo is the head coach at Lake Highland Prep high school. Since taking over the program in 2008, Lake Highland Prep has won 7 Florida state titles, crowned 2 Ironman champs and Coach Palazzo was named Flo Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2016. This guy is driven, loves wrestling and shares a ton of knowledge in this episode.…
 
While vacationing in California, Chael explains why the future of the UFC's heavyweight division is bright, especially as Jon Jones prepares to enter the picture. Plus, Chael wonders why Kamaru Usman suddenly called off the Jorge Masvidal rematch (20:12) before discussing his observations of TJ Dillashaw and an embarrassing moment from last weekend…
 
Brendan recaps Derrick Lewis vs Curtis Blaydes and Adrien Broner's first win in four years, and talks Jorge Masvidal vs Brett Okamoto, Belal Muhammed replacing Khamzat Chimaev to fight Leon Edwards, Anthony Joshua becoming UK's first 100 million Euro boxer, UFCs multiyear partnership with TikTok, Dan Hooker finally back in New Zealand after more th…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODEWoody Woodburn is a 2x All American - once for Oklahoma State and once for Cal State Bakersfield - who now coaches high school wrestling in Oklahoma. He’s also been a long-time camp instructor at the J Rob Camps. This episode was a lot of fun. Enjoy!*PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBATThis episode is brought to you by the Spartan Combat N…
 
ABOUT THIS EPISODERob Koll is the head coach at Cornell University. Since taking over at Cornell in the early 1990’s, Coach Koll has created a dynasty: crowning 16 individual NCAA Champions, placing at least three wrestlers on the All American stand for 17 straight years, and Cornell is one of only two schools (Iowa being the other) to finish in th…
 
A fiery Chael begins the show by taking shots at the top of the UFC's welterweight class. Then, he discusses why Gilbert Burns is a "real fighter" (22:38), Belal Muhammad stepping up to fight Leon Edwards next month and also the peculiar state of the heavyweight division as Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis throw down on Saturday (42:45). Presented …
 
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