Episode Number: 723
Episode Guest: Dana White and Tony Hinchcliffe
Original Airdate: November 16, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, Stamps.com, Onnit
Guest Bio: Dana White is a businessman, entrepreneur, and the president of the UFC. Tony Hinchcliffe is a comedian, writer, and actor. He also hosts his own podcast called Kill Tony with Brian Redban, and it’s available on iTunes and at Deathsquad.tv.
Topics Discussed: How big of an upset of Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm is; Holly Holm’s first two fights in the UFC; growing comfortable as a fighter in the UFC; you can’t be perfect every fight; pressure Ronda Rousey must have felt; Holly Holm was the first elite striker Ronda has faced; was Holly rocked during the fight; Ronda vs. Holly was like a bull vs. a matador; Edmond’s lack of advice between rounds one and two; Las Vegas took a big loss from people betting on Holly Holm; Joe feels bad for Ronda; Holly is surrounded by great people; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau fight; Donald Trump tweeting about Ronda Rousey; Lady Gaga’s thoughts on Ronda Rousey; Holly Holm trending worldwide on the internet; hard work pays off; Holly was focused during fight; Birdman movie; everyone has an opinion on the internet; Dana dealing with trolls online; roast jokes and Tony writing them; Dana thinking about doing a UFC roast where fighters get roasted; how long before Dana talks to Ronda about a rematch; Dana’s role as a promoter; Cyborg hasn’t made the effort to make weight and fight Ronda; everyone has seen the Miesha fight before; Ronda trying for armbars during the fight; Ronda needs to find balance and focus on fighting or focus on her movie career; how determined will Ronda be after a loss; Ronda doesn’t have a broken jaw but had her lip sewn shut by a plastic surgeon; story about Dana White’s daughter who had her ear ripped off by an English Mastiff dog and repaired by a plastic surgeon; cuts need to be sewn up the right way; Robbie Lawler’s ripped lip; Jessica Penne’s nose; UFC sends damaged fighters to the best plastic surgeons when they’re hurt; Tony compares Dana White to Vince McMahon; UFC is better than WWE because reality will always be better than fiction; people only bet on Holly because of the odds; sleeping pills; Joe tells story about being in a hotel fire and watching people stumble out of the hotel while on sleeping pills; when fighters leave a country after fighting; fighters are special people; people who talk shit about fighters are insecure and weak; fighters and their entourages; Teddy Atlas and Timothy Bradley; fighters need people to pay attention to them to make the most amount of money; The Notorious documentary; Joe and Dana talk about getting shit from wrestling fans; wrestling fans get angry when people say wrestlers aren’t athletes; will CM Punk actually fight in the UFC; stem cell injections; Dr. Peter Wheling and collagen injections; testosterone replacement therapy; Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and TRT; Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva fights; the weigh-ins will tell you everything about a fight; Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm weigh-in; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau weigh-in; Joanna is one of the best strikers in MMA; a great champion inspires and forces other fighters to be better; Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey fighting with big egos; Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva fighting again; marijuana testing in the UFC; Nick Diaz testing positive for marijuana, gets five-year ban and huge fine; Wanderlei Silva’s lifetime ban reversed by the NSAC; fighters should be allowed to fight high on marijuana; the future of medicine and genetic manipulation will change the sports world; testosterone made from animal testosterone; performance enhancing drugs in the early days of MMA; the UFC has the most stringent drug testing out of all sports; the UFC’s new rehab facility; Daniel Cormier getting stem cell injections; strength and conditioning; Jon Jones training for Daniel Cormier rematch; records that UFC 193 has broken; when will the Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm rematch be.
My Thoughts: Nice to hear Dana talk candidly about UFC 193, the UFC, and MMA for an extended period of time.
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