Interview


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UFC Lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg will be fighting undefeated Brazilian Elias Silverio tonight at UFC Fight Night 35 in his first fight since his split decision win over crafty, tough veteran Yves Edwards. Ike has been out just a couple of weeks short of a year due to a back injury that forced him out of a fight with UFC veteran Sam Stone.  Tonight he hopes to keep that win streak that extends all the way back to 2007 rolling and I know that he’s been itching to get back in the octagon for a while now.

Now, I consider Ike a friend but that doesn’t mean I won’t ask him the hard hitting questions.

SBOI: Ike, you’re fighting tomorrow night in Georgia in your first fight in almost a year. I have to ask you…. Is it weird fighting on a Wednesday? Cause it’s kinda weird watching fights on a Wednesday.

IKE: A little, yeah. Ha.

SBOI: Well, good luck tonight, Ike. I’ll definitely be tuning in to watch your fight when the prelims start Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT. 

IKE: Thanks, man.

You can follow Ike on Twitter and you should!

 

How can you not love these guys?

Two of our best friends are back! The Goon Squad themselves: Dominique Robinson and James Chaney. We love having these guys on because not only are they awesome dudes but they fit right in with our non-cliche show. We talk about everything from dealing with losses, the love/hate relationship with MMA, struggling with the politics of the business, and whether (and how) it’s all worth the struggle to do what you love. Deep shit, man. Of course there’s plenty of laughs as well -like those ‘fruity hats’. Enjoy this interview with two of the most insightful and honest guys in MMA (and in general!)

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JordanMein_FFresh off a devastating stoppage of Dan Miller at UFC 158, rising UFC Star Jordan Mein joins us to talk about his career and his life outside MMA. The interview is even more timely with the breaking announcement that Jordan will be replacing  Dan Hardy to fight Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs Melendez on April 20th in San Jose. Hardy was denied licence to fight after an irregular EKG in his medicals (not an injury as originally reported)

We were also joined by Patrick Guera and discussed recent MMA news. Enjoy.

 

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Veteran Women’s Bantamweight Fighter Julie Kedzie made a lot of fans with her wars in Strikeforce against Alexis Davis and Miesha Tate as well as her classic, historic fight with Gina Carano.

In our epic conversation with Julie we discussed her recent signing to the newly minted UFC Women’s Bantamweight division. But it wasn’t limited to shoptalk. Jules frankly spoke about her struggles being a female fighter in the early days, internet trolls and haters, the unfair criticism her coach Greg Jackson gets, what motivates her in MMA and in life, female fight promotion Invicta FC -where Julie is a commentator, the future of women’s MMA, general thoughts on life and MMA, and of course, the time she pooped her pants during a fight.

A great conversation with a veteran of the sport from a female perspective but certainly not limited to just fighting or being a woman. As always, we like to have conversations rather than interviews and Julie was a pleasure to chat with.  Enjoy!!

And be sure to follow her on twitter @Julesk_fighter.

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Tonight we’re joined by 18-2 Strikeforce veteran Quinn Mulhern who will be making his UFC debut against Rick Story at UFC 158 on March 16 in Montreal.

But first up, we’ll be chatting with the man behind the hilarious weekly animated youtube hit “The Tommy Toe Hold Show”. TTTHS, with its funny impersonations of MMA personalities and satrirical take on the world of Mixed Martial Arts, has earned loyal fans like Ronda Rousey, Chael Sonnen and UFC president Dana White.

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jamesdomTwo of our frequent and favorite guests, Dominique Robinson and TUF16 Alum, James Chaney join us to talk about their recent trip to China to help train fighters there. We’ll also catch up on what Dom and James have planned for 2013.

It’s always a fun and insightful time with these guys and you don’t want to miss it!

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On this episode we’re joined by undefeated 11-0 lightweight TUF 15 alum UFC fighter Myles “Fury” Jury and UFC flyweight contender Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall.

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On this episode, Gary and I chat with Mike “The Marine” Richman, a featherweight with a 13-2 record in MMA. Mike made it to the semi-finals of the Bellator tournament. We discuss his boxing background, his time as a US Marine and his future plans in MMA and Bellator. Mike spoke very frankly about his life and career. Enjoy this interesting interview and look forward to seeing Mike in Bellator when they move to Spike TV later this month.

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Our guest tonight is the fascinating veteran MMA fighter Chad George. Many know Chad well from his days as a top fighter in the WEC. And now he’s gaining more new fans from being featured in the exceptional MMA documentary “Occupation: Fighter” which has garnered rave reviews. A winner of three of his last four fights, Chad is still  a top Bantamweight  fighter.  We discuss his career and the effect the documentary has had on his life and his career.

Occupation: Fighter is available now on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Video , etc. Please check it out!

Follow Chad George on Twitter.

Check out his gym, PKG in Los Angeles.

We’ll also talk to our friend & up-and-coming MMA journalist, Matt Homeyer who writes for COMBATCORNER.COM  and USCOMBATSPORTS.COM.

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Despite this scary pic, Rich is a really nice guy!

Heavyweight  Rich Hale, currently in the finals of  Bellator’s season seven heavyweight tournament joins us for a  entertaining & insightful Fight Insight Radio.

One of the most outgoing personalities in the sport, Rich is coming off four consecutive first round T/KOs in Bellator, including a huge win over Thiago Santos in the tournament semi-finals.

Rich will face Alexander Volkov in The Heavyweight Final for the belt on Dec. 14.

 

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