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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 170 Sonnen Vs. Ortiz Picks Odds  Analysis  

Streamed live 20 JAN 2017: Zane Simon is joined by Victor Rodriguez and Eddie Mercado of http://BloodyElbow.com to break down all the main card action on this weekend's Bellator 'tent pole' event in Inglewood, California. Well be talking Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen down to Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson. The UFC may be AWOL this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a big fight card going down. Bellator is filling the Octagonal gap in the schedule with their own tent pole event as they prepare to put on one of their biggest cards of the year. Bellator 170 will be headlined by a bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event, former Strikeforce title contender Paul Daley takes on home-grown action-fighter Brennan Ward. Throw some Hisaki Kato vs. Ralek Gracie and Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez on there and you’ve got yourself a fight card. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there consider subscribing to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. If you’re looking for our audio content, you can find that over on SoundCloud and iTunes. Here’s a look at the Bellator 170 fight card as it stands right now: SPIKE TV MAIN CARD Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen - 35:11 Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward - 28:08 Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato - 23:18 Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez - 14:22 Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson - 8:44 ONLINE PRELIMS Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner Christian Gonzalez vs. Daniel Rodriguez Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron Rob Gooch vs. James Barnes Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack May vs. Dave Cryer Cody Bollinger vs. Henry Corrales Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio Colleen Schneider vs. Chrissie Daniels DeMarcus Brown vs. Alex Soto

The MMA Bunker - Chael Vs Tito: How Bellator Wins By Not Losing  

Streamed live 20 JAN 2017: Pull down the blinds, encrypt those communications, Kid Nate of http://BloodyElbow.com is locked in the MMA Bunker and ranting about the state of the business and explaining why Chael Sonnen vs Tito Ortiz is a temporary win for Bellator.

Three Amigos No.107 with Henri Hooft  

RantyPants™ - 20:55 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 29:25 Henri Hooft- 48:45

The MMA Depressed-Us: Rampage Vs. Ninja  

Streamed live 19 JAN 2017: Zane Simon, Conor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie of http://BloodyElbow.com are back to watch history's worst MMA fights... live! We'll be watching Rampage vs. Ninja Rua, Sonnen vs. Filho, and Maynard vs. Guida

Care/Don't Care Preview - Bellator, Chael Sonnen Vs Tito Ortiz  

Streamed live 18 JAN 2017: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with another edition of the infamous and patented Care/Don't Care Preview for Bellator 170 featuring Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen, with me, Kid Nate and co-host extraordinaire Eugene S. Robinson, author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking is here. For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and right here on YouTube. Here’s the fight card as it stands today, via wikipedia.com (the night’s actual running order will vary): BELLATOR 170 SAT JAN 21 Inglewood, CA MAIN CARD 9PM/6PM ET/PT: Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen - 19:47 Brennan Ward vs Paul Daley - 12:49 Hisako Kato vs Ralek Gracie - 11:38 Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan - 10:35 Derek Anderson vs Derek Campos - 10:10 PRELIMS 7pm/4pm ET/PT: Jamar Ocampo vs Chinzo Machida - 9:10 Dave Cryer vs Jack May - 9:02 Cody Bollinger vs Henry Corrales - 8:52 Kevin Casey vs Keith Berry - 8:23 Gabriel Green vs Jalin Turner - 7:54 Christian Gonzales vs Danial Rodriguez - 7:42 Curtis Millender vs Johnny Cisneros - 7:26 Tommy Aaron vs Mike Segura - 7:14 James Ba vs Rob Gooch - 7:06 Rebecca Ruth vs Colleen Schneider - 6:23 Enjoy!

If I Did It - Booking Mayweather Vs McGregor, Trump Vs The Press  

Streamed live 17 JAN 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com"s IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world and beyond. This week we look at Mayweather vs McGregor, Trump eats the press, neo-nazi gets outed and more. Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who's pushing a GoFundMe to pay for the new Oxbow album) and myself with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports. For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation right here on YouTube so you'll never miss an episode. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. In the very public posturing for a mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, Mayweather said, “I don’t want to talk to Dana White...The big bosses were the Fertittas. But then the Fertitta’s chose to sell the UFC so Dana is just an employee.” How do you interpret Mayweather’s PR move and how, if at all, do you proceed? - 1:01 You’re a Major Sports League.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver implicated he, as well as other sports leagues are looking at game length and format.  “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it’s something as a business we need to pay attention to." Since extended game lengths mean greater ad opportunities, are we approaching an end of an era or will you let other leagues worry about Millennials? - 6:47 You’re a listener of the Daily Shoah. After enjoying years of Mike Enoch’s anti-semitic revelry,  a stealth doxxing revealed he was sleeping with the enemy, figuratively, and literally. Is now the time to put down the swastika and embrace Zog? - 12:10 You’re a Mainstream Media Journalist. During his first press conference, President Elect Donald Trump showed he was the baddest of the bad. The Bull of the Woods, live and in public if you will. Now your Russian colleagues claim you’ve entered a new era. According to Alexey Kovalev, “This man owns you. He understands perfectly well that he is the news. You can’t ignore him. You’re always playing by his rules  — which he can change at any time without any notice.” During the campaign, he broke your back and made you humble. So how are you going to handle this new era and….MOOOO! The Bull of the Woods? - 18:38 You’re NBC. After Steve Harvey made racist jokes about the desirability, or lack thereof, of Asian men among white and black women on his NBC daytime show, his show apologized. That wasn’t enough for a group of New York Asian-American lawmakers who put you on blast Friday: “What makes Steve Harvey's ridiculous diatribe even worse is that NBC apparently found nothing wrong with disparaging an entire race of people.” What PR moves do you take to make amends? - 28:29 TEACHABLE MOMENT. You’re singer Jennifer Holliday. Last Friday, you told the New York Times you were performing at President Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration, “I don’t have a dog in this fight. I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the Mall.” You claimed your performance, like the ones for Presidents Reagan, Clinton, and Bush Senior and Jr. was just a tribute to Marian Anderson, who “paved the way for me to sing as a black American.” But after reading an article in the Daily Beast citing you as an inspirational gay icon, your performance would be interpreted as a political act. The following day, you cited that article, apologized for your "lapse of judgment" and concluded "my only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES!" What can we learn about your PR reversal when presented with plans to pal around with the President? - 36:29 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 49:50 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 51:36

KNUCKLE UP #281 - The Suckitude Of UFC Phoenix, Judging Lost In The LB & More  

Streamed live 15 JAN 2017: What can be said about UFC Phoenix judging that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan?

Three Amigos No. 106: Chael Sonnen, Ben Saunders, Jimmie Rivera  

RantyPants™ - 10:40 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 17:55 Chael Sonnen- 31:25 Ben Saunders - 55:35 Jimmie Rivera - 1:21:20

The MMA Bunker - Exploring Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather  

Streamed live 13 JAN 2017: Pull down the blinds, encrypt those communications, Kid Nate of http://BloodyElbow.com is locked in the MMA Bunker and ranting about the state of the business including today's reports that Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor might actually happen.

The MMA Vivisection - UFC Phoenix: Penn Vs. Rodriguez - Picks, Odds & Analysis  

Streamed live 12 JAN 2017: Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch of http://BloodyElbow.com take a look at all the fights on this Sunday's UFC card. We'll have picks and odds for everything from BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez down to Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker. It’s fight time again. Which means it’s time for more fight picks and analysis than you can shake a stick at (please don’t shake a stick at me). This week, we’re talking about UFC Phoenix and a mostly meaningless, but potentially fun and sloppy UFC card for a Sunday night. In the main event, BJ Penn returns to take on Yair Rodriguez, while Joe Lauzon fights a mirror match against Marcin Held in the co main. Throw Killa-B on there taking on Court McGee and you’ve got some violence potential. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, consider subscribing to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. If you’re looking for audio content, you can find it right here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes. Now here’s a look at the fight card: FS1 Main Card Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn - 1:25:33 Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held - 1:16:29 Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders - 1:08:49 Sergio Pettis vs. John Moraga - 57:50 FS1 Prelims Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes - 52:14 Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pesta - 44:55 Alex White vs. Tony Martin - 35:58 Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman - 27:36 Fight Pass Prelims Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs Nina Ansaroff - 21:11 Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose - 13:50 Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlovic - 9:02 Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker - 4:26

Care/Don't Care Preview - UFC PHOENIX: Rodriguez Vs Penn  

Streamed live 11 JAN 2017: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S Robinson of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with the infamous & patented Care/Don't Care Preview for UFC Phoenix featuring BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez. For the audio only version check us out right here as always on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and YouTube. Here’s the fight card as it stands Jan 11, 2017 via UFC.com: UFC FIGHT NIGHT - Phoenix  FS1 MAIN CARD 10PM/7PM Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn - 25:58  Joe Lauzon vs Marcin Held - 21:02  Court McGee vs Ben Saunders - 15:34 John Moraga vs Sergio Pettis - 11:13  FS1 Prelims 8PM/5PM ETPT Frankie Saenz vs Augusto Mendes - 9:57  Aleksei Oleinik vs Viktor Pesta - 9:30  Tony Martin vs Alex White - 9:17 Devin Powell vs Drakkar Klose - 6:32 UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs Nina Ansaroff - 5:30 Walt Harris vs Chase Sherman - 7:23 Bojan Mihajlovic vs Joachim Christensen - 5:23  Dmitrii Smoliakov vs Cyril Asker - 3:24

If I Did It - Meryl Streep Sees No Art In MMA, Bayless Bashes Rousey, Trumps Golden Age  

Streamed live 11 JAN 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com's If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, Fox Sports 1 hosts bashing Ronda Rousey and more. Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who's pushing a GoFundMe to pay for the new Oxbow album) and myself with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports. For the audio only version you can always check us out right here on SoundCloud, but be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube so you'll never miss an episode. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. After cultivating celebrity clientele for your Four Billion Dollar UFC purchase, you finally received a shout out during the prestigious Golden Globes Awards from an unlikely source: CAA client Meryl Streep. While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, she said, “So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts." As an agency to the stars, do you reap or weep your fifteen minute moment from Streep? - 00:49 CURVE BALL - 7:11 You’re WME-IMG. Multiple talk show hosts on your broadcast partner Fox Sports have bashed your ex-champ Ronda Rousey with Skip Bayless and others calling her “hype” and a “media creation” Do you blast back in defense of your star and if so, how? - 16:35 You’re Snapchat. Your former employee filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging you lured him to your company with lies, given his ties to Facebook. He says you feared he’d pull a Snowden, so you fired him. Please explain, your PR aim, to protect your name. Will you point the blame? Or is he only a pawn in your game? - 25:47 You’re Best Buy. It’s been revealed that your elite “Geek Squad” employees have been searching customer’s computers and sending anything interesting on to the FBI for cash rewards. How do you regain customer trust? - 32:04 You’re Delta. After two female employees brought your attention to a master-bating manager, you took action. And allegedly fired the females. They’ve fired back, filing a ten million dollar gender discrimination lawsuit. What kind of PR are you promulgating to escape this sticky situation? - 42:40 You’re David Blaine. When you accidentally shot yourself in the mouth on live television last week, your fans were shocked. Your friends vowed to never help you perform the stunt again. So what are you gonna do? According to the UK Sun, take the show on the road with that exact stunt, live, and in public, if you will. Is this a cry for help? - 45:54 You’re Cinnabon. The day Carrie Fisher died, you expressed your condolences by tweeting a cinnamon shaving Princess Leia drawing with a cinnamon bun replacing her ringlet and the phrase. "RIP Carrie Fisher, you'll always have the best buns in the galaxy". You took the tweet down and apologized, but do you need to add humble pie to your menu? - 49:57 TEACHABLE MOMENT: You’re the Republican Party. After eight years of divided government, you won the presidency and have majorities in the House and Senate to do what thou wilt. The idea had been growing in your brain for some time. True force. By gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics. Your idea was so bad, even President Elect Trump tweeted “With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!" The sensitive nature of your work for the government demands utmost secrecy, but help me understand as we meet at a crossroads in history. - 53:57 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 57:20 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 1:01:29

The MMA Bunker - The UFC's Big Plans For 2017  

Streamed live 6 JAN 2017: In which Kid Nate of http://BloodyElbow.com looks ahead to the announced UFC schedule for 2017 and explains some of how things got like this.

Three Amigos No. 105: Red Panty Night 2017 Predictions  

The Three Amigos look ahead and give their bold MMA predictions for 2017.

The MMA Depressed-Us: Shamrock Vs. Severn 2  

Streamed live 5 JAN 2017: Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, & Phil Mackenzie of http://BloodyElbow.com are back to watch the worst fights they can find in UFC/Pride/WEC history. This time around we're talking Mark Hunt vs. Ben Rothwell, Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley, Dan Severn vs. Ken Shamrock.

If I Did It - Rousey's Disgraced Coach, Tony Wants Khabib & A Raise, Mariah Carey's NYE Ball Drop  

Streamed live 4 JAN 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com's If I Did It, the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Ronda Rousey's coach, Tony Ferguson's need for Khabib, Mariah Carey's NYE disaster and more. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmund Taverdyan. After your fighter Ronda Rousey’s forty-seven second destruction at the fists of UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes...where do you go from here? - 1:52 You’re UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt. You lost the pre-fight PR battle against Dominick Cruz, but dominated the Dominator with entertaining in-ring antics not seen since Anderson Silva. What PR moves must you make to maintain your momentum as the star you finally convinced the world you are? - 12:29 You’re Tony Ferguson. Dana White told you, “Don't you dare look at Mac, just keep your eyes on Khabib. You said “You're holding back.” Khabib said, “Shut up and fight with me.” The difference? Is 200Gs. Khabib said “I’ll pay you Tone. Shut up and fight with me.” Are you bound to get together? - 28:57 You’re Sports Agent Extraordinaire Jeff Borris. UFC Fighter Leslie Smith and labor lawyer Lucas Middlebrook resigned from your Professional Fighters Association, aka the PFA, in wake of a document, entitled “Top 10 PFA Goals” ending up on MMAJunkie.com. Weeks later, a rival organization called the Mixed Martial Artists Athletes Association, affectionately known as MMAAA, surfaced, featuring blue chip UFC fighters and a dick rider who challenged your spot before ending 2016 on a low note. So explain the PR behind your press release last Friday. - 34:19 You’re Don Lemon. On New Year's Eve, live, and in public, if you will, you drank so much tequila, (1) Anderson Cooper had to talk you out of getting your nipple pierced on air; (2) You lamented your work-life balance and relationship status; and (3) CNN allegedly cut your mike after you declared “2016 was awful”  but restored it in time for your on-air proposal to co-host Brooke Baldwin.  Your reply to your sloppy state? “Yeah, I’m lit. Who cares?” Now that you are the rage of the Internet, should you embrace your steez as a “wild and crazy guy’? - 38:59 You’re the producers of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”. After a disastrous performance of Auld Lang Syne by Mariah Carey, she tweeted, “Shit happens Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017 ”. Her team wasn’t as forgiving, telling Entertainment Weekly you sabotaged her performance by intentionally giving her broken equipment she told you wasn’t working and assuring her it would be fixed moments before the broadcast. “(T)hey wanted a viral moment at any expense. And that’s not a company with integrity for 50-something years. That’s not who Dick Clark was. He loved artists.” If you run your mouth and brag, she will hunt you down. So do you brings that levity? - 46:40 You’re Josh Marshall, Editor and Publisher of Talking Points Memo. Last Friday, you posted a cryptic tweet, “They did say targeting close associates” along with a porn hub clip featuring two women named Angela and Strawberry. Instead of blaming Twitter hacks or Russians, you manned up and claimed it was intentional. Surprisingly, the media moved on. Have you? - 53:00 TEACHABLE MOMENT:  You’re an academic institution. The Washington Post reported that an unauthorized classroom recording of an Orange Coast College professor criticizing the 2016 election results set forth “a wave of violent threats that forced her to end her semester early and flee her home in suburban Orange County.” Walk us through your PR prep plan for preventing politicized terror from infecting your campus. - 56:55 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 1:00:47 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 1:05:09 Enjoy!

KNUCKLE UP #283 - UFC 207, WSOF + Sobering Truths About Truth  

Streamed live 1 JAN 2017: Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is to change your mind, which underscores the fact that all change that doesn't address what we THINK and the underlying assumptions, is probably cosmetic....and? RONDA, CRUZ, GOLDBERG and 2016? Well you'll just have to watch and see.

6th Round Post-Fight Show - UFC 207: Rousey Vs Nunes  

Streamed live 30 DEC 2016: Join Kid Nate + Eddie Mercado of http://BloodyElbow.com right after the fights for complete results, reviews and reactions to UFC 207 featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes and Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt.

Three Amigos No. 104: Paulie Malignaggi, Sean Wheelock  

RantyPants™ - 17:20 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 40:40 Paulie Malignaggi - 54:35 Sean Wheelock - 1:31:40

The MMA Vivisection - Full Fight Card, Analysis, Picks & Betting Odds for UFC 207  

Connor Ruebusch and Phil Mackenzie of http://BloodyElbow.com bring you predictions and in-depth analysis for the whole of UFC 207, featuring the return of Ronda Rousey at this Friday’s event. The Vivisection crew is back to break down that bout and everything leading up to it. I say “back,” but Zane Simon is out this week, suffering from a rare form of Groat’s Disease. We wish him well, but in the meantime, Connor Ruebusch and Phil Mackenzie are here to fill in and give you the lowdown on this weekend’s best fistfights. In addition to Rousey versus Nunes, we analyze Dominick Cruz versus Cody Garbrandt for the men’s bantamweight title, and former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw’s exciting matchup with fan-favorite John Lineker. As always, if you enjoy the show, give us a “like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, consider subscribing to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way, you’ll always be one of the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. If you just want to hear us chit chat (or can’t spend 3 hrs on YouTube), you can find our audio right here onSoundCloud and over on iTunes. And here is the scheduled fight card: PPV Main Card Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Ronda Rousey - 1:25:42 Dominick Cruz (C) vs. Cody Garbrandt - 1:13:05 TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker - 1:01:40 Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine - 53:42 Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg - 43:50 FS1 Prelims Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny - 33:50 Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia - 23:28 Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori - 15:37 Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price - 8:13 Fight Pass Prelims Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means - 2:05

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