Episode Number: 675
Episode Guest: Kirik Jenness and Chris Palmquist
Original Airdate: July 28, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Casper, Stamps.com, Onnit
Guest Bio: Kirik Jenness and Chris Palmquist run the premiere martial arts website on the internet, MixedMartialArts.com.
Topics Discussed: Origin of website; domain names; origin of “mixed martial arts” name; athletic commissions; fixed fights; guy with fake muscles in a fixed boxing match; website history trolls; MMA’s dark days; tape trading; work productivity and the internet; site bandwidth; site ads; Tapout shirts; hardcore fans; Roots of Fight; slang words; shutting site down; Dana White; Larry Kelly vs. Billy Blanks; point karate; fencing; leg locks; traditional techniques; arm-in guillotine; kicks; Diamond cups; Thai steel cups; oil checks; illegal moves; rules need to be changed; back of the head shots; elbows; speed and Muai Thai; Ripped Fuel supplement; Jack3D supplement death; Redline supplement; serving sizes; supplement industry; drug testing; fake urine and fake dicks; cycling; putting on muscle; Mag 10 supplement; roid rage; Anadrol 50; roid rage deaths; Vitor Belfort; what is cheating; scarring; cuts; clipping nails; no showers before rolling; Tom Lawlor knockout of Gian Villante; wrestler strength; mental toughness; tapping; UFC 189; Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler; fighting safe; fans who don’t understand fighting; future of MMA technique; Duane “Bang” Ludwig; TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao; Andre Pederneiras; Floyd Mayweather, Jr.; boxing stays the same, martial arts advances; building a strong base vs. learning MMA; Demian Maia; Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia. Anderson Silva; Chris Weidman; the power of belief; Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes; Gleison Tibau; Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum; brothers fighting; Chris Weidman; Vitor Belfort and testosterone; Charles “Mask” Lewis dying; Vitor Belfort’s fights; levels of black belts; cauliflower ears;. Joe Lauzon vs. Dan Lauzon fight video; Barbell Jeans; Chuck Norris jeans; clothing sizes; “Big” John McCarthy; 3D printing; future of medicine; brain injuries; drifter hits pedestrian video; fighters with permanent injuries; Sean Gannon vs. Kimbo Slice; Sean Gannon before and after Kimbo fight; Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice; most money made for a fight; UFC 189 and the Irish fans; Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia; Dan Severn vs. Pat Miletich; Chris Weidman; the middleweight division; Jon Jones; Tom Lawlor; fighters with full-time jobs; telling someone they’re not a fighter.
My Thoughts: If you’re not at least marginally interested in MMA, you’ll want to skip over this one. If you enjoy MMA even slightly, you should like this episode.
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