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Episode Number: 981
Episode Guest: Josh Barnett
Original Airdate: June 28, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Stamps.com, Five Four Club, CW Hemp, Onnit, Caveman Coffee
Guest Bio: Josh Barnett is a mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC.
Topics Discussed: Starting a cult; Josh drives a manual transmission muscle car; downtown Los Angeles talk; Skid Row; homeless people; LA skid row homeless people video; raising good kids; learning martial arts; Kyokushin karate; Taekwondo; flopping/taking a dive in soccer; funny soccer dives video; talk about soccer rules; Jose Aldo playing soccer video; Josh played soccer; why isn’t rugby popular in America; football vs. rugby; Radiolab “American Football” episode; more football/rugby talk; what if football changed to rugby; length of professional fighters’ careers; fighters decline after seven years; BJ Penn; why Josh is taking a break from fighting; grappling matches; Josh vs. Dean Lister; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu talk; catch wrestling/catch as catch can; shoot wrestling; pro wrestling; Farmer Burns hanging himself; woman shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt; Joe is trolling people on Instagram with pictures of bears; wanting to be part of a group; religion and the meaning of life; nihilism; learning a discipline; Josh talks about being ostracized by his peers when younger; (1:00:00) no one has tried to fight Josh; Josh tells a story about a guy at a concert; someone was wearing Josh’s Affliction shirt and nearly got into an altercation with him; how Josh ends an altercation; violence as a solution to our problems; customs to avoid violence; Sean Connery discusses slapping women with Barbara Walters video; Sean Connery being rude and aggressive video; women trying to fight Josh; Josh’s ex-girlfriend turned into a social justice warrior; discussions turning into personal attacks; social justice warriors and Marxism; personal growth; cooperatives; how many social justice warriors/Marxists have never competed in anything; Josh thinks his ex-girlfriend finds Marxism appealing because she’s a failure as a professional MMA fighter; fighter pay talk; you can only control yourself; selling and promoting yourself; you can’t make people care about you; Kevin Lee vs. Michael Chiesa fight; Gina Carano talk; Holly Holm compared to Ronda Rousey; Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Holly Holm potential fight; Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger; Cyborg sparring with Claressa Shields; boxing compared to MMA; Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. talk; talent in one discipline; Demian Maia; Conor would beat Floyd in MMA; James Toney vs. Randy Couture; how Josh would fight a boxer; people abusing the system; personal property and space; value systems; envy; Josh’s muscle cars; ; Joe thinks cars are art; Jay Leno’s Garage episode with Gabriel Iglesias’ Trans Am Dodge Demon; our capitalist economy; more capitalism and Marxism talk; sometimes free people will be shitty; personal responsibility; struggle and growth; finding someone to blame; Josh talks about his ex some more; (2:00:00) why people don’t get their shit together; Josh talks about training and mentoring fighters; Josh talks about working with Travis Browne to train for MMA; mental strength and MMA; Joe thinks the Kevin Lee vs. Michael Chiesa stoppage is bullshit; talk about when to stop a fight; Joe thinks Lee/Chiesa should rematch; reminiscing about MMA and the UFC in the past; fighters with a lot of fights; Pedro Rizzo talk; Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic had the hardest kicks Josh has ever felt; he tells a story about Cro Cop; picture of Cro Cop kicking Heath Herring; Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei Silva staredown video; Cro Cop vs. Mark Hunt talk; Cro Cop highlights; Pride FC talk; promotional competition expands the MMA market; Fedor Emelianenko; languages; Josh talks about visiting Romania; Vlad the Impaler talk; Josh talks about some Romanian movie (I couldn’t understand what he was saying); TV show; Josh doesn’t watch TV; keeping busy after his breakup; Josh had a podcast with FOX and talks about why it failed; Joe tells him to start a podcast on his own; Joe talks about the problem with FOX and podcasts; FOX wouldn’t let Josh have someone on his podcast to talk about Nazi history; The Strain Steven Crowder talk; gender talk; 52-year-old man identifies as 6-year-old girl; what people want to identify as; Ben Shapiro; the left vs. the right; people get mad at Joe when he has right wingers on; sifting through the news from the left and the right; people are soft today; tribalism; enforcing ideas on others; he has no fights scheduled due to his USADA issues with tainted supplements.
TV Shows Mentioned
These are the TV shows that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:
Strain, The Season 1
20th Century Fox (12/02/2014) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 599 min - David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll - English, French, Spanish
My Thoughts: Josh is an interesting guy. Covers lots of topics.
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