Episode Number: 607
Episode Guest: Joe Schilling
Original Airdate: February 4, 2015
Episode Sponsors: 1-800-FLOWERS, SmartThings, Squarespace, Onnit
Guest Bio: Joe Schilling is an American Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. Joe’s upcoming fight is February 6, 2015 at Glory 19 on Spike TV.
Topics Discussed: Weight cutting; Anthony “Rumble” Johnson; combat sport gloves; hand protection; bare knuckle fighting; UFC 183 Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva fight; Diaz’s antics inside the cage; Anderson Silva’s retirement; Chris Weidman’s knockout of Anderson Silva; Nick’s strategy for the fight; Anderson counter fighting; Nick’s trash talk; meeting and sparring with Nick for the first time; inside Nick Diaz’s mind; Joe Schilling’s addiction to smoking cigarettes; Glory tournament; smoking cigarettes after the tournament; Artem Levin fight; big strikes waking a fighter up after he was knocked out; Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou; mental game; taking a punch; mind coaching; sports psychologists; Mighty Mo; Bob Sapp; freak show fights; Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp fight; pile driver; illegal moves; Silva kicking Nick Diaz’s knee during fight; Miguel Torres knee destroyed in kickboxing fight; oblique kick; heel hooks; Rousimar Palhares; Palhares growing up poor; 3D mapping meniscus; regenokine; amputating legs after broken bones; Nick hurt elbow before his fight; cryotherapy; Nike cooling vest; training; where he trains; Pasadena; California martial arts gyms; training for MMA; transitioning to MMA; doing both sports; Melvin Manhoef walk off knockout from Bellator (scroll down); Badr Hari; drug tests; Japan’s lack of drug tests; getting paid in cash from Pride FC and flying back to the US; Glory’s Pay-Per-View; asshole MMA fans; Warren Sapp arrested for beating up two hookers; prostitution legality; Nancy Grace’s 2 Chainz interview; “Can’t Stop Crazy” origin; MMA shirts; Ed Hardy; Von Dutch; spinner rims; car rims; car talk; Acura cars; Toyota; Honda; car with a million miles; Japan; K1; Glory popularity and production; World Combat League; fighting without a cage; cons of fighting in a cage; judges watching monitors; watching fights on TV is better; Diaz vs. Silva fight talk; stress of being a champion; Diaz’s training; explosion; sparring with friends; Anderson’s kickboxing skills; Diaz’s leg kicks on Silva; Nick’s weight training; Nick’s future; the greatest of all time; Nick’s past fights; potential fights; Anderson’s chin; Rich Franklin; Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell; blocking; broken arms and legs; are African Americans more prone to broken bones in combat sports; bone density; flexibility; Malipet’s shins; makiwara; knuckles; Simon Marcus knockout; fight in LA; kickboxing today; heavyweights; Glory rules; elbows; John Wayne Parr’s Caged Muay Thai; AXS TV; Spike TV and combat sports.
My Thoughts: If you’re into MMA, Nick Diaz, and kickboxing, listen to this. If none of those things interest you in the least, skip it. For those wondering, this podcast was recorded BEFORE the drug test results of UFC 183 were released, so it’s not mentioned at all.
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