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.
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