Episode Number: 631
Episode Guest: Josh Barnett
Original Airdate: March 27, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, DraftKings, Dollar Shave Club, Rislone
Guest Bio: Josh Barnett is an MMA fighter, currently fighting in the UFC heavyweight division.
Topics Discussed: Age of heavyweight fighters; Herschel Walker; genetic freaks; Battle Dome TV show; Terry Crews; American Gladiators remake; Herschel’s football career; Jeremy Horn never suffered an injury; five-round fights; Junior dos Santos; being a well-rounded fighter; Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson; technique; fan ignorance; Josh’s first MMA fight; training for his first fight; Josh’s early days; motivation; writing a book; John Wayne Parr training story; the truth about John Wayne Parr’s training story; sparring John Wayne Parr; feud with Hector Lombard; learning and improving; developing a fighter from scratch; being mentally strong; gluten; bread; working on strengths not weaknesses; Josh being a white belt in karate; savate kickboxing; Ramon Dekkers vs. Francois Ponnacchio; Glory vs. Muay Thai rules; front kicks; kickboxing tournaments; MMA tournaments; heat exhaustion; length of rounds; 10-point must system; stand-ups; stalling; starting rounds in same position; Ben Askren’s style; stand-ups; Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy Nelson; too many UFC fights; a UFC B-league; moving from Seattle to California; acting; pro wrestling commentary; fight with Roy Nelson; Metamoris; Josh’s Dean Lister match; Josh’s shorts as a tribute to catch wrestling; Dean Lister vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral; Martin “Farmer” Burns; Thai steel cups in grappling; Monsanto lobbyist says pesticide is safe to drink but won’t drink it video; cigarette additives; experts co-opted by money; corrupt bankers; Josh doing stand-up comedy; shooting a comedy pilot with Adam Hunter; retiring from fighting; taking time off; proving himself; fight with Frank Mir; rematch with Travis Browne; holes in Travis Browne’s game; people calling Josh out; Roy Nelson’s striking; Roy Nelson’s kung fu; Bodog Fight; Roy Nelson’s weight.
My Thoughts: Josh is a funny guy who’s been around the MMA and fighting scene a long time. Interesting stuff if you’re an MMA fan, otherwise not a whole lot here.
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