Guest Bio: Brendan Schaub is a mixed martial artist and also a former semi-professional football player. He also hosts a podcast with Bryan Callen called The Fighter and the Kid available on iTunes.
Topics Discussed: Getting high on marijuana and working out; doing yoga; looking at hot girls in yoga class; fat guys in yoga class; “Tunak Tunak Tun” by Daler Mehndi; one hit wonders; being famous and fat; heroin and musicians; Amy documentary; Steve-O getting sober; Anthony Bourdain and alcohol; does Joe have an addictive personality; watching fights on TV at home compared to watching fights live; historic fights Joe has seen live; Chris Weidman’s knockout of Anderson Silva; Mark Hunt fights; Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko fight; mental toughness; Shannon Briggs; Canelo Alvarez; Gennady Golovkin; Sage Northcutt; Sage Northcutt’s dad was a drug dealer; Joe and Brendan debate who Holly Holm’s next opponent should be, either Meisha Tate or Ronda Rousey; Joe and Brendan speculate about how the Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey rematch would go down; you forget details of a fight after being hit hard; the potential for Holly Holm’s popularity; Cat Zingano; will Ronda’s popularity decline after her loss; what would Brendan do with Holly and Ronda if he was Dana White; Ronda Rousey needs time off to recover; Joe thinks Holly is a better athlete than Ronda; making adjustments during a fight; Gabriel Gonzaga; wrestlers learning to strike; retiring from the NFL compared to the UFC; what will the UFC be like in the future; MMA needs more competition; recovering from a knockout; fighters suffering concussions during training camp; Lyoto Machida; Jose Aldo is one of the best fighters in the world but is not dominant; will Jon Jones go up to heavyweight; spending time in the weight room; Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem; fighters getting dosed with steroids; Edson Barboza vs. Tony Ferguson; Mark Henry; Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold; Duane Ludwig; Luke Rockhold’s fighting background; Joe and Brendan speculate about Weidman vs. Rockhold; Joe and Brendan speculate about Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor; shit talking and head games between Aldo and McGregor; they speculate about Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; fighting southpaws; they talk about the Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson fight on Saturday; Yoel Romero vs. Jacare Souza talk; Yoel’s age and body issues; Jeremy Stephens vs. Max Holloway speculation; Jeremy Stephens’ power; will Conor be the biggest fighter in the UFC if he beats Aldo; Brendan thinks the UFC needs Conor McGregor to win; was Vitor Belfort’s success due to TRT; effects of TRT on a fighter; Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar; Brendan thinks it’s clear in MMA when someone is on performance enhancing drugs; part of Joe wants all PEDs to be legal to see all the crazy fights; should there be different standards for PEDs in fighting compared to other sports; women taking steroids compared to men; women taking testosterone; Cris Cyborg; Gabrielle Garcia; picture of Gabi Garcia with Cat Zingano; a big guy can beat a small guy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Ryan Hall; Conor McGregor is like Muhammad Ali; Mark Hunt; Samoans; Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva‘s future; Fedor Emelianenko; Rizin FF; Michael “Venom” Page; Benson Henderson’s future; Reebok’s many fuck ups with the UFC; the Reebok UFC fight kits look like shit; no one will buy a UFC fight kit; Reebok’s UFC Ireland T-shirt fuck up; the success of The Fighter and the Kid T-shirts; managers and agents don’t know how to make a fighter money; other ways fighters can make money; doing seminars; Combat Sports Academy; running a gym is hard work; Johny Hendricks leaving Team TakeDown; MusclePharm Gym; Sage Northcutt leaves TriStar; popularity of The Fighter and the Kid podcast and live shows; Sage Northcutt’s future; Ronda does too much and was probably distracted going into the Holly Holm fight; the UFC’s women’s divisions are too shallow; Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant; Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter; problems with The Ultimate Fighter; Phillipe Nover; Tim Means vs. John Howard; Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller; Eddie Bravo Invitational 5.
My Thoughts: If you love to hear them talk MMA, this is a podcast you’ll want to listen to. They barely talk about anything else. However, they do spend a lot of time talking about Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey.
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