Guest Bio: Robin Black is an MMA analyst and color commentator for the Fight Network. Also check out his fight breakdown’s on the UFC YouTube channel.
Topics Discussed: Robin’s jacket; wearing camouflage; Japanese invisibility cloak; Microsoft HoloLens; how does Joe learn about so many different things; hating someone; doing things you enjoy; finding a path; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; people don’t want to eat healthy and exercise; Robin doing heroin for four days then stopping; the music industry compared to stand-up comedy; developing as a stand-up comedian; Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson; space and distance in a fight; Stephen Thompson learning takedown defense; Mirko Crocop learning takedown defense; Dominick Cruz; Muhammad Ali; TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz; Anthony Johnson vs. Phil Davis; plantar fasciitis; yoga; problems with shoes; toe shoes; little things with big impact; minimal shoes; powerlifting; women and weightlifting; preserving your joints; whatever I am is what I am today; Conor McGregor; growth mindset; anything is possible; learning new things; Robin’s Mentality of Combat Sports video podcast; Robin’s fight breakdowns; Robin working for the UFC; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor; Joe has educated a lot of people about fighting; teaching people about fighting; Kenny Florian’s plagiarism; inspiring people to start a podcast; BJJ breakdowns; fans who aren’t educated; Robin commentating Taekwondo fights; leglock transitions; John Danaher; Eddie Bravo; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the gi; submitting from the guard; watching old fights; Airbnb is ruining hotels; spying on someone; technology can be used for good or bad; training for the future; traditional martial arts techniques are underutilized; Shane Campbell toe stab; movement in MMA; Rickson Gracie; fighters and hypnotism; visualization; ring rust; how does Robin do a fight breakdown; breaking down dos Anjos vs. McGregor; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Pettis; similar movement of Conor and Rafael; what factors to consider when breaking down a fight; Dominick Cruz’s style and footwork; don’t learn BJJ from a big guy; learn BJJ from a small, technical guy; Rickson Gracie; Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock; head trauma; cashew farming and blindness; knowing the repercussions of fighting; Bas Rutten; guys who are punchy; Joe’s head trauma; Robin getting a concussion while sparring and fighting; mitigating head trauma; you might never be the same after a bad knockout; people attacking fighters online after they lose; fighters who miss weight; fighters who were good in Pride FC but not the UFC; Vitor Belfort before and after TRT; Gleison Tibau; the UFC’s new drug testing; Erick Silva before and after; USADA drug testing; Nick Diaz drug test failure; Wanderlei Silva’s ban; Wanderlei Silva is one of Joe’s favorite fighters; Wanderlei Silva fights Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil; Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz; Urijah Faber needs to evolve; how do you beat Dominick Cruz; keeping a fighter in the headlights; Urijah Faber needs to train with Duane Ludwig; Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen; Cruz’s skill breaking down fights; Demian Maia vs. Neil Magny; Demian Maia doesn’t want to hurt anyone; fighting is competition, not violence; Anthony Johnson; CM Punk is fucked because he doesn’t know how bad he is; unconscious incompetence; Brock Lesnar‘s transition to MMA; CM Punk training for UFC MMA fight video; CM Punk’s back surgery; more CM Punk talk; CM Punk should have trained with Matt Hume; being a better person; training with guys who want to beat you up; Adrian Woolley; training partners are an important ingredient; what happened to Jordan Mein and why did he retire; Adlan Amagov; Robin used to manage fighters; Nick Denis; knowing when it’s time to retire; Paulie Malignaggi; Antonio Tarver; Sylvester Stallone; Ronda Rousey and her haters; “The Tinderization of America” article; people shitting on Jose Aldo after his loss to Conor McGregor; Carlos Condit; Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping; the decline of Anderson Silva.
My Thoughts: Starts off with talk about technology and Robin’s past drug use and then turns into fighting and MMA talk for the rest of the podcast.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #762 available for streaming via YouTube.