Unpicking the crazy scenes between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 229. Dan Hardy, Nick Peet and OJ Borg try to make sense of the madness, the fight itself, and ask what's next for the fighters and for the UFC.
As expected it was a feisty encounter at the weigh in between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, as the met for the final time before fight night tomorrow. Dan Hardy, OJ and Nick are impressed by Khabib's composure, and make their final predictions for how the fight will go.
Khabib Nurmagomedov turned up on time, stayed for 15 minutes then left, before Conor McGregor arrived at the final press conference. Hear from both men before OJ, Nick and Dan Hardy react to another strange afternoon and ask who it benefitted more?
Khabib Nurmagomedov brought some new insults to the open workouts on fight week, but Conor McGregor didn’t seem fazed. Dan, Nick and OJ analyse their performances and ask what should be considered “too far” in their war of words.
Dan, OJ and Nick touchdown for McGregor v Khabib and get ready for the crazy week ahead. Dan's been to see Dana White and Khabib, how are their pre-fight nerves? We'll have new podcasts every day this week leading up to Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov - tomorrow is the public work outs.
With less than a week to go until fight week, what can we expect from the circus that will be Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov? OJ, Dan and Nick anticipate the public workouts, final press conference and weigh in, and ask whether the fight can be won or lost before either man steps into the cage.
It says something about the profile of Conor McGregor when his press conferences are as talked about as most fights. It was no different this week as Conor came face to face with Khabib Nurmagomedov, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, for the press conference ahead of their fight on October 7th. Let’s just say that if the fight is half as interesting as this meeting then we’ll be in for something special. OJ, Nick and Dan analyse what happened to see if there are any clues as to what might go down when the two finally meet in the Octagon.
With Dan in Russia, this week OJ & Nick try to get hold of Mr No Tap to see if there are any Moscow Rumours, they dissect what went wrong for Darren Till in Dallas & speak to MMA Journalist Peter Carroll in Dublin about why the McGregor camp is saying nothing.
Darren Till fights Tyron Woodley for UFC welterweight title next week in Dallas, so how did he reach this point? OJ, Dan and Nick look back at the moments that made him, from getting stabbed in a Liverpool nightclub, to moving to Brazil to train, to upsetting Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in his homecoming, to getting the title shot. Also, we speak to the man he'll be fighting, Tyron Woodley, who explains why he sees similarities between his and Till's background.
As the clock ticks towards Darren Till's date with Tyron Woodley, OJ, Nick & Dan speak to his coach Colin Heron to see how the preparations in Vegas are going and ask the W question. They also hear form JoJo Calderwood about her return to the octagon as well as previewing UFC Fight Night Lincoln.
This week the show comes from Dan’s gym as we speak to Dana White to find out what he thinks of Conor McGregor's comeback. We also discuss whether Georges St-Pierre will get a shot at the winner, and why there's a lack of mind games coming out of either Conor's or Khabib’s camp.
The rumours were right, after 2 years out Conor McGregor will be back in the Octagon. OJ, Dan & Nick break down how the fight will go, whether Khabib can be broken mentally & also hear from Conor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, on how he’ll win the fight.
Ahead of UFC 227 OJ, Nick & Dan speak to Brett Johns, the first Welshman to feature on a PPV event about how he’s trying to get the UFC to Cardiff. They also learn how the new UFC TV deal will work in the UK & using forensic science, plot Connors comeback fight.
This week OJ, Dan & Nick get the first interview with Darren Till after the announcement that he will be fighting for the welterweight title in September.
They also hear from Anthony Smith after he tore up the light heavyweight division, plus a fired up Joanna Jedrezejczk ahead of her fighting in Calgary this weekend.
It’s a bounty of guests this week joining OJ, Dan & Nick as they look ahead to UFC Hamburg. They hear from Glover Texeira, the UKs Mark Diakese ahead of their fights as well as Khalil Rountree Jr on how he went from an out of shape 300lbs roadie to the most violent man in the UFCs light heavy weight division.
In the wake of the biggest MMA night of the year OJ, Dan & Nick take a look at the fallout from UFC 226, Who Daniel Cormier should fight next & the worst fights in history. They also hear from the best referee on the planet in Marc Goddard.
As the biggest MMA weekend of the year ramps up in Vegas OJ, Dan & Nick try and call which way all the fights are going to go from the top down to the bottom of the card.
We also catch up with Fox Sports presenter Megan Olivi to find out what the vibe in Vegas is like during International Fightweek as well as speaking to John Morgan of MMAJunkie to get the inside story on what could be the last TUF ever.
OJ, Dan & Nick break down the super fight between Daniel Cormier & Stipe Miocic and you’ll hear from both of them just 2 weeks out from UFC226.
They also plot the course of how to make it in the UFC from your first fight to taking on a bus.
With Dan in Singapore ahead of Fight Night 132, OJ & Nick check in with him to see if he’s fallen foul of the authorities yet. They speak to both Leon Edwards and Donald Cerrone ahead of their welterweight clash, and work out the top 8 British fighters who are on the verge of UFC gold.