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If I Did It - Jon Jones Is Huuge, Shrinking Cyborg, Mall Of America, John Podesta  

Streamed live 7 DEC 2016: Welcome to's If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Jon Jones on Joe Rogan, Cris Cyborg's weight woes, the Diaz brothers smoking kush, the black Santa controversy at Mall of America, John Podesta and Pizzagate.

UFC 206 UFC Albany CareDont Care Preview  

Streamed live 5 DEC 2016: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of are back with another infamous and patented Care/Don't Care Preview for UFC 206: Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis and UFC Albany: Derrick Lewis vs Shamil Abdurakhimov.

KNUCKLE UP #286 - TUF 24 Finale + An Inspired Genius, WME, MMA Way To The Future!  

Streamed live 4 DEC 2016: And it hit us like a diamond, right between the eyes: tri-level shit unlike any you've ever seen before and then this: the see-sawing sensation that maybe 2017 won't suck as badly as we first thought. Why? Possible WME genius that's why. This and people willing to play themselves...right...the...fuck....out.

UFC Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale Johnson Vs Elliott 6th Round Post Fight Show  

Streamed live 3 DEC 2016: Join Kid Nate + Zane Simon of right after the fights for complete results, reviews and reactions to The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale featuring flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson vs Tim Elliott and Henry Cejudo vs Joseph Benavidez.

Show Money 14 - Will the MMAAA Be Successful?  

Published on Dec 2, 2016: Paul Gift and John Nash of and Jason Cruz of are back with more of the only show exclusively dedicated to the business of mixed martial arts. Today’s episode is dedicated to the newly announced Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). What were our first impressions of their coming out party? What’s the role of CAA and Bjorn Rebney? How the hell will they get UFC fighters 50% of the revenues? Might there be ulterior motives at work? Who would win in a fight, Bjorn Rebney or MMAFA’s Rob Maysey? What do we predict for their success?

The MMA Vivisection - TUF 24 Finale: Picks, Odds, Analysis  

Streamed live 1 DEC 2016: Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch of are back with everything you need to know about this weekend's UFC card. We'll have picks and breakdowns for every fight on the TUF 24 Finale card from Demetrious Johnson vs. Timothy Elliott all the way down to Josh Stansbury vs. Devin Clark. Here’s the fight card as it stands now: FS1 Main Card Demetrious Johnson vs. Tim Elliott - 1:29:46 Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo - 1:17:03 Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal - 1:08:33 Ion Cutelaba vs. Jared Cannonier - 1:02:24 Sara McMann vs. Alexis Davis - 53:08 Brandon Moreno vs. Ryan Benoit - 44:29 FS1 Prelims Gray Maynard vs. Ryan Hall - 36:33 Rob Font vs. Matt Schnell - 29:46 Dong Hyun Kim vs. Brendan O'Reilly - 25:37 Kailin Curran vs. Jamie Moyle - 17:02 Fight Pass Prelims Elvis Mutapcic vs. Anthony Smith - 10:27 Josh Stansbury vs. Devin Clark - 1:55

If I Did It GSP  Bjorn Rebney Launch A Not Union Reddit Casey Affleck  

Streamed live 1 DEC 2016: Welcome to If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Bjorn Rebney and GSP's new fighter association, Conor McGregor vs the UFC, Casey Affleck, Reddit and more. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. Yesterday, a cowboy and cabal of CAA repped UFC fighters put you on blast for unfair pay, poor healthcare, and pathetic retirement prep as a preamble to forming the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association AKA the MMAAA. Explain your PR plan for handling (1) the MMAAA, (2) two of the malcontents appearing at UFC 206 in two weeks, and (3) the shadow of GSP. - At 00:54 You’re former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. Your involvement in the MMAAA launch has many within the MMA community, including Invicta President Sharon Knapp as well as fighters, questioning its legitimacy. King Mo posted your photo with the Fab 5 on Instagram above the caption, “U got 5 great fighters standin by 1 big dick rider on the far left. These boys are about to get finessed fuckin wit him. People learn the hard way tho”. He later elaborated, “there is a reason why [Bjorn] got ran out of boxing and mma... Its not about me and him not gettin along. Its about his crookedness”. What are your PR options for defending your brand and the MMAAA’s? - At 15:13 You’re a UFC Fighter. You spent your entire career without anyone giving a damn. After WME-IMG’s 4 billion dollar purchase of the UFC, multiple organizations are popping up to defend you. What is the best way of protecting your brand without alienating WME-IMG? - At 20:04 At You’re Conor McGregor. Last weekend, the UFC stripped you of your featherweight championship and claimed it was your choice.  “Two-division titleholder Conor McGregor relinquished the 145-pound belt and decided to focus on the title he holds in the 155-pound lightweight division.” You didn’t respond. But your agent did. Indirectly. By telling ESPN last night that you were issued a boxing license by the California State Athletic Commission. The CSAC executive director confirmed. Can you confirm your PR plan? - At 30:26 You’re the producers of Casey Affleck’s Oscar nominated “Manchester by the Sea”. The Daily Beast resuscitated stories of Affleck’s sexual harassment lawsuits in wake of his status as Best Actor Oscar frontrunner. He allegedly “encouraged and participated” in harassment and orchestrated a “campaign of retaliation and verbal abuse”. How can you avoid Affleck’s “Nate Parker PR Ego” undermining your Oscar ascension? - At 38:01 You’re Republican politician Mike Yenni. A month after admitting to exchanging “improper texts” with a boy who was seventeen, you told Fox8, “To simply say it, I’m not gay.” Mansplain the strategy behind your declaration. - At 45:55 TEACHABLE MOMENT:   You’re Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. According to Gizmodo, you were so upset over “being a constant source of abuse” from the Donald Trump subredditors,  you “snapped, and decided to edit the posts of users...without their knowledge or consent.” You eventually apologized, “I honestly thought I might find some common ground with that community by meeting them on their level. It did not go as planned. I restored the original comments after less than an hour.” What can we learn from your “attempt to troll the trolls,” and compromising the trust we all have in places where we can be our true selves, and empower our community to flourish? - At 49:47 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN Washington Post runs a blacklist of “Putin Pawns”. - At 54:02 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - At 56:45 Enjoy!

Three Amigos No. 100 with Ariel Helwani  

Our special 100th episode featuring a round table with multi-award winning journalist, Ariel Helwani.

Three Amigos No. 99: Luke Rockhold, Johny Hendricks, AJ McKee  

RantyPants™ - 11:30 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 22:40 Luke Rockhold - 42:30 Johny Hendricks - 1:03:25 AJ McKee - 1:29:55

UFC TUF Tournament Of Champions CareDont Care Preview  

Streamed live 30 NOV 2016: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of are back with the infamous and patented Care/Don't Care Preview for UFC The Ultimate Fighter Tournament of Champions Finale featuring Demetrious Johnson defending his lightweight title against the tournament winner and coaches Henry Cejudo vs Joseph Benavidez in the co-main event.

The MMA Bunker - GSP's Rebellion, WME Vs CAA, Ari Vs Bjorn  

Streamed live 29 NOV 2016: Kid Nate of rants about the state of the MMA business in light of WME-IMG's wildly ambitious plans for a new TV deal, GSP's expected announcement of an MMA union and more.

KNUCKLE UP 287 While You Were Out Giving Thanks Edition  

Streamed live 27 NOV 2016: Think this was an MMA dead news day/week? Think again. From McG, Jonny Boney Joney, Rashad and DC to RuMble, Mousasi, Whittaker, Fedor and More? The hits don't stop.

UFC Melbourne 6th Round Post - Fight Show  

Streamed live 27 NOV 2016: Join Kid Nate + Nick Baldwin of immediately after the show for complete results, reviews and reactions for UFC Fight Night Melbourne featuring Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson.

The MMA Vivisection - UFC Melbourne Whittaker Vs. Brunson Picks Odds  Analysis  

Streamed live 25 NOV 2016: Zane Simon & Victor Rodriguez of are here to break down this week's UFC card in Melbourne, Australia. We'll have picks and analysis for every fight on the card from Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson down to Yao Zhikui vs. Jenel Lausa. Here’s the UFC Melbourne card as it stands right now: FS1 Main Card Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson - 1:09:31 Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook - 1:02:49 Kyle Noke vs. Omari Akhmedov - 56:28 Yusuke Kasuya vs. Alex Volkanovski - 50:17 Tyson Pedro vs. Khalil Rountree - 44:21 Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor - 39:24 FS1 Prelims Dan Kelly vs. Chris Camozzi - 31:14 Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck - 27:25 Richard Walsh vs. Jonathan Meunier - 22:35 Ben Nguyen vs. Geane Herrera - 17:17 Fight Pass Prelims Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight - 12:55 Marlon Vera vs. Ning Guangyou - 8:55 Yao Zhikui vs. Jenel Lausa - 4:43

If I Did It Rouseys Wasted Year GSP + Fedor...Lost Battalion  +Lebrons Posse Snoop Vs Kanye  

Streamed live 21 NOV 2016: Welcome to Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world and beyond. This week we look at the NY Post putting Ronda Rousey on blast, GSP flirting with Bellator, Lebron James vs Phil Jackson, Snoop Dogg vs Kanye West

KNUCKLE UP #288 - UFC FNs 99 + 100 & The Only Thing That Gives Orders  

Streamed live 20 NOV 2016: An exhaustive run of MMA that spanned the globe telling uncomfortable truths all along the way. Not necessarily essential but necessary and essential if you have the slightest scintilla of interest as to where MMA is going in 2017. Be here.

UFC Sao Paulo/Belfast - 6th Round Post-Fight Show  

Streamed live 19 NOV 2016: Zane Simon of to recap all today's UFC action I'll be talking results and next steps for all the night's big fights including main Ryan Bader vs. Lil' Nog and Mousasi vs. Hall.

Three Amigos No. 98: Gegard Mousasi, Kevin Lee, Fernando Gonzalez  

RantyPants™ - 16:05 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 23:55 Gegard Mousasi - 40:35 Kevin Lee - 57:30 Fernando Gonzalez - 1:23:50

The MMA Vivisection - UFC Belfast & Sao Paulo Doubleheader: Picks, Odds, Analysis  

Streamed live on 17 NOV 2016: Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch of are here to give you their picks, insights, and fight odds, for every fight on this weekend's two UFC cards, from Mousasi vs. Hall 2 to Bader vs. Lil' Nog 2. Here's a look at the fight cards we will be discussing: UFC BELFAST Fight Pass Main Card Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall - 1:07:48 Ross Pearson vs. Stevie Ray - 1:00:00 Timothy Johnson vs. Alexander Volkov - 53:46 Artem Lobov vs. Teruto Ishihara - 48:25 Fight Pass Prelims Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery - 41:06 Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jack Marshman - 36:40 Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ali Bagautinov - 30:20 Kevin Lee vs. Magomed Mustafaev - 25:20 Anna Elmose vs. Amanda Cooper - 21:13 Justin Ledet vs. Mark Godbeer - 17:24 Zak Cummings vs. Alexander Yakovlev - 13:40 Marion Reneau vs. Milana Dudieva - 10:22 Brett Johns vs. Kwan Ho Kwak - 8:00 Charlie Ward vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan - 4:22 UFC Sao Paulo FS1 Main Card Ryan Bader vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira - 2:14:43 Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales - 2:08:08 Cláudia Gadelha vs. Cortney Casey - 2:02:48 Thales Leites vs. Krzysztof Jotko - 1:54:07 Warlley Alves vs. Kamaru Usman - 1:47:03 Sérgio Moraes vs. Zak Ottow - 1:42:20 FS1 Prelims Cezar Ferreira vs. Jack Hermansson - 1:38:25 Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov - 1:35:05 Johnny Eduardo vs. Manvel Gamburyan - 1:29:34 Luis Henrique vs. Christian Colombo - 1:25:00 Fight Pass Prelims Pedro Munhoz vs. Justin Scoggins - 1:18:34 Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart - 1:16:16

UFC Double Header Brazil + Ireland - Care/Dont Care Preview  

Streamed live 16 NOV 2016: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of are back with another infamous & patented Care/Don't Care Preview. This week we're looking at UFC Mousasi vs Hall 2 and UFC Bader vs Nogueira 2. Here’s a look at the fight cards as they stand today: UFC FIGHT NIGHT SAO PAULO, BRAZIL FS1 MAIN CARD (9PM/6PM ETPT) Ryan Bader vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - 44:34 Thomas Almeida vs Albert Morales - 43:24 Claudia Gadelha vs Cortney Casey - 42:47 Thales Leites vs Krzysztof Jotko - 41:00 Warlley Alves vs Kamaru Usman - 40:43 Sergio Moraes vs Zak Ottow - 39:33 FS1 PRELIMS (7PM/4PM ETPT) Cesar Ferreira vs Jack Hermansson - 39:07 Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov - 38:22 Johnny Eduardo vs Manny Gamburyan - 35:10 Luis Henrique vs Christian Colombo - 35:05 UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims (6PM/3PM) Pedro Munhoz vs Justin Scoggins - 34:33 Francimar Barroso vs Darren Stewart - 34:10 UFC FIGHT NIGHT BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND UFC Fight Pass MAIN CARD (4PM/1PM ETPT) Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall - 30:10 Ross Pearson vs Stevie Ray - 22:46 Timothy Johnson vs Alexander Volkov - 22:29 Artem Lobov vs Teruto Ishihara - 21:41 UFC Fight Pass Prelims (12:15PM/9:15AM ETPT) Ian McCall vs Neil Seery - 18:27 Magnus Cedenblad vs Jack Marshman - 17:42 Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ali Bagautinov - 11:32 Kevin Lee vs Magomed Mustafaev - 8:36 Anna Elmose vs Amanda Cooper - 8:28 Justin Ledet vs Mark Godbeer - 7:54 Zak Cummings vs Alexander Yakovlev - 5:25 Marion Reneau vs Milana Dudieva - 5:15 Bret Johns vs Kwan Ho Kwak - 4:57 Charlie Ward vs Abdul Razak Alhassan - 4:23 Enjoy!

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