The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 898 with Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo

Episode Number: 898
Episode Guest: Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo
Original Airdate: January 11, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, NatureBox, History’s SIXCaveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo are the former announcing team for Pride FC and can now be heard together on their podcast Rutten and Ranallo available on iTunes.

Topics Discussed: Pride FC; Rizin FF and Japanese MMA; fixed fights; CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall; Muay Thai fighters; Prison Fighters: 5 Rounds to Freedom TV show; Kron Gracie and other Gracie fighters; Scott Smith; Elite XC talk; Kimbo Slice; UFC featherweight division talk; WEC talk; Cody Garbrandt talk; Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt; taking a loss well; interviewing fighters after a knockout; fights where there are two finishes; fighters in Pride FC who were in their prime; Fedor’s past fights; RINGS; MMA fighter entrances; pageantry of Pride FC; watching fights when you know the result; Meryl Streep trashing mixed martial arts at the Golden Globes; MMA is an art; Ricardo Arona; Shinya Aoki; fighting off the back; Yves Edwards; Mauro talks about taking three Percocets after a Pride FC event; Enson Inoue talk; backstage fights at Pride FC; more talk/stories about the Gracies; Bas talks about buying weed; the Yakuza and Pride FC; Masato talk; Russian MMA fighters; (1:00:00) MMA would be better on a larger surface and without a cage; Bernard Hopkins knocked out of ring; other MMA/kickboxing fights with fighters knocked out of ring; grabbing the balls in MMA; 12-6 elbows; soccer kicks and stomps; steel cups; grabbing a fighter’s head and pushing it into his own knee; evolution of MMA techniques; karate fighters in MMA; Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley; guillotines; MMA is evolving; BJ Penn talk; strength and conditioning; cardio; MMA fighter with the best conditioning; Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch; Nate Diaz talk; marijuana testing and MMA; Bas’ dog ate a weed edible; Bas’ arm troubles; nerve damage; more talk about Bas’ arm; Bas fell off a roof; Pride FC paid everyone in cash; Bas used a needle to suck the blood out of his swollen eyes after a fight; Bas stitched himself up with sewing needles; Bas talks about glass in his leg from broken beer bottles; Bas explains how to give yourself stitches; gluing a cut shut; a guy put a pool ball in his mouth and couldn’t get it out and his teeth had to be broken; Inside MMA cancelled; Mauro commentates for many different sports; boxing talk; why Fedor never fought in the UFC; Glory kickboxing talk; why isn’t kickboxing more popular; women fighting in MMA; attractive people fighting; is the UFC roster too big; the UFC should have an amateur division; Mickey Gall; Jon Jones talk; oblique kicks; knees to the head of a grounded opponent; elbows; (2:00:00) headbutts; soccer kicks to the head; Roger Huerta; Sports Illustrated magazine cover curse; weight cutting and hydration levels; Cris “Cyborg” Justino talk; Joe thinks there should be more weight classes; UFC’s early weigh-ins; there should be harsher punishment for fighters who miss weight; Kelvin Gastelum talk; Johny Hendricks talk; Conor McGregor talk; Jose Aldo should have leg kicked McGregor; Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway; Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor; talk about Ronda Rousey’s future; Amanda Nunes; Holly Holm; fighters who attract greatness; Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman fights; Yoel Romero’s knockout of Chris Weidman; Yoel Romero talk; Jacare Souza vs. Yoel Romero; Yoel Romero’s drug test failure; over-the-counter supplements; caffeine is legal in MMA competition up to a certain amount; testosterone and TRT talk; Russians and Olympic doping; will MMA ever be clean; drug testing (or lack thereof) in Pride FC; Bas replaced a Pride FC urine sample with green tea and drank it; Japanese MMA encourages doping; everyone was doping in the early days of MMA; Cris Cyborg’s positive drug test; big clits; Rizin FF’s potential; there’s no Japanese MMA star; Alistair Overeem; fighters and concussions; Bellator talk; good fighters outside of the UFC; MMA fans are spoiled by too many events; Cyborg Santos’ crushed skull led to retirement; Nogueira brothers; brain damage/CTE; Don Frye; Gary Goodridge; Cub Swanson vs. Doo-ho Choi; Max Holloway; interim titles; Conor McGregor’s weight; Khabib Nurmagomedov talk; Cain Velasquez; Francis Ngannou; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Crocop; Crocop retiring; Crocop vs. Wanderlei Silva staredown; Mauro is terrified of Crocop; Bas tells a story about getting Mauro to interview Crocop; (3:00:00) more Crocop talk; Wanderlei Silva vs. Mark Hunt; Wanderlei vs. Rampage Jackson; Wanderlei’s future; Alistair Overeem avoided drug testing; more Wanderlei talk; what will help Rizin FF become like Pride FC.

My Thoughts: Fun podcast. Entirely devoted to MMA and fighting. Lots of good stories about the old days.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #898 available for streaming via YouTube.

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The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 845 with TJ Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig, and Bas Rutten

Episode Number: 845
Episode Guest: TJ Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig, and Bas Rutten
Original Airdate: September 12, 2016
Episode Sponsors: Stamps.com, MVMT Watches, Onnit, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: TJ Dillashaw is a mixed martial arts fighter and former bantamweight champion currently fighting in the UFC. Duane Ludwig is a former mixed martial arts fighter and is now a coach. Bas Rutten is a retired MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion. He currently is the co-host of Inside MMA and hosts a podcast with Mauro Ranallo called Rutten and Ranallo available on iTunes.

Topics Discussed: Duane and the color orange; training with Duane; running and Jeremy Stephens; Cameron Hanes running a 200 mile marathon; Adam Greentree hiking elk meat for four days; Chad Mendes hunting; Chad Mendes says he tested positive for over-the-counter supplements; photo of Travis Browne’s finger in Fabricio Werdum’s eye; Werdum’s flying kick; Jimmy Rivera poked in the eye by Urijah Faber; eyepokes; Michael Bisping’s eye; Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold; thinking during a fight; TJ vs. Dominick Cruz; watching a fight after it’s over; evolving and trusting your coach; MMA is an intellectual pursuit; Dominick Cruz’s style; shit talking; TJ vs. Raphael Assuncao; new MMA rules; eyepokes and gloves; training in Colorado at elevation; MMA is the hardest sport to train for; Demian Maia; guys who are strong at one technique; Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia; Jake Shields; Jon Fitch; Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson; Joe wants to see Demian Maia vs. Stephen Thompson; Nate Marquardt; Shane Carwin’s return to MMA; how TJ ensures he doesn’t overtrain; working with a nutritionist; talk about fats and diet; TJ’s training; his weight cut; TJ could cut down to 125 lbs.; Demetrious Johnson; Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo; Cejudo vs. Joseph Benavidez; Duane transitioning from fighter to coach; Duane’s hyperactivity; Duane talks about letting his kids fight; (Bas Rutten joins the podcast); Duane talks about his dogs fighting; Joe’s dog killed his other dog; female dogs; women gossiping with each other; talk about differences between men and women; women taking on traits and characteristics of men; are fears programmed in our DNA; MMA coach Mark Henry; fighters trying to remember combinations; the evolution of MMA and how the sport has changed; Mexicans have crazy cardio; Bas transitioning from fighter to coach; fighters need to trust their coaches; shouting instructions to a fighter in the cage; more talk about coaching; bad corner work; Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem; getting in someone’s head; doubting yourself; Bas’ psychological training; fighting is mental; Travis Browne talk; don’t fix what isn’t broken; fighters changing camps; working with the correct people; toughness of wrestlers; TJ’s wrestling for MMA training; wrestling with shoes; fighting without gloves; more talk about TJ training with Duane; Duane Ludwig vs. Jonathan Goulet fight; Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold talk; Vitor Belfort; wheel kicks; clotheslines; hitting to the back of the head; Ernesto Hoost vs. Maurice Smith video; Mirko Crocop vs. Wanderlei Silva staredown video; Edson Barboza’s kicks; kickboxing talk; Badr Hari; kickboxing compared to MMA; Muay Thai compared to kickboxing; Jordan Mein; fighters starting too young; Donald Cerrone isn’t sparring anymore; Duane and TJ talk about working with Urijah Faber and the issues between them; Duane’s obsessiveness; developing a system; Bas talks about doing the Inside MMA show; Bas talks about his ideas to solve eyepokes; taking points away for eyepokes; kicking a guy in the balls; someone bit Bas’ ear during a fight; punching to the back of the head; Renzo Gracie vs. Ben Spijkers video; Murilo Bustamante; MMA referees; talk about the Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum fight; Travis’ broken finger; TJ and Duane talk about Team Alpha Male coach Master Thong; Master Thong bet against Urijah Faber and has a gambling problem; gambling talk; Diego Sanchez talk; elevation of Mexico City and Cain Velasquez; acclimating to fighting at elevation; Bas talks about his O2 Trainer and his breathing issues.

My Thoughts: The majority of this podcast is talk about fighting and preparing for a fight. Bas joins them an hour into the conversation. Thankfully they don’t talk over one another so it’s not a clusterfuck like a fight companion podcast.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #845 available for streaming via YouTube.

Podcast Audio: Audio for this episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is available through iTunes, Stitcher, or you can download the MP3 directly to add it to the audio player of your choice.