UFC OCTAGONSIDE with John Gooden

UFC OCTAGONSIDE with John Gooden

United States

An official UFC weekly podcast presented by UFC play by play commentator, John Gooden.

Episodes

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden: UFC Dublin  

I grab Cathal Pendred for a chat about old times, future plans and losing his dog. I also catch up with Neil Seery who talks about his UFC career and everything that he does outside of this. Lastly, I spoke with Paddy Holohan over the phone last week and he spoke about his Fight Nigh Dublin preparations.

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 16  

I'm back! This week we get up-to-date with The Sun's Simon Head who gives us his Hot Topics. I meet (over Skype) with Nicolas Dalby who faces Darren Till in Dublin on October 24th Lastly, I grab a quick chat with Joanna Champion whilst I was on the UFC Countdown shoot in Poland. All comments welcomed as are the shares!

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden : Dutch MMA special  

This week there is a Dutch flavour to the podcast. Giovanni Tjin of Epic MMA and UFC Nederland talks us through the scene in the Netherlands, some pioneers and his hopes for a show in Amsterdam. Representing the Netherlands, Gegard Mousasi brings us up to date on fighting in Japan later this month and his plans for 2015. Thanks for checking us out!

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 14  

This week we speak with The 42 journalist, Paul Dollery to get his hot topics. Conor McGregor features heavily including some exclusive news on Croke Park! Finally, I grab some with Stormin Norman Parke who talks TUF, his recent bouts and he gets all fired up for his fight with Medadi at UFC Dublin. The last interview is with UFC doctor, Chris Lam who talks us through the medical requirements for UFC athletes and what he and his colleagues do during a UFC fight week. Thanks for listening and don't forget to share!

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden: German MMA Special***  

Guten tag! This week I'll be talking all things UFC and German mixed martial arts. Helping guide us through the journey is former Sherdog writer and long-time MMA aficionado, Tim Leidecker. He talks about the challenges, the history, the German Gracie and more. Also, I catch up with Nick Hein who is training at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand. He speaks of his connection to Japan and his upcoming fight at the Saitama Super Arena. Lastly, I speak with Peter Sobotta also in Thailand as he preares for UFC 193 in Australia

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden: German MMA special  

Guten tag! This week I'll be talking all things UFC and German mixed martial arts. Helping guide us through the journey is former Sherdog writer and long-time MMA aficionado, Tim Leidecker. He talks about the challenges, the history, the German Gracie and more. Also, I catch up with Nick Hein who is training at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand. He speaks of his connection to Japan and his upcoming fight at the Saitama Super Arena.

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 12  

In this episode we revisit the 'Hot Topics' including UFC 194, Ronda Rousey and fighter retirements. (9:46) Then we speak with UFC middleweight, Scott Askham who talk about the recent changes in his career, his win and excitement in being slated for UFC Dublin. (43:42) Rounding off the episode we take a lesson in weight management and nutrition from pro fighter and performance coach to UFC stars, Dean Amasinger

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 11: Swedish MMA part 2  

In this episode we continue the theme of Swedish mixed martial arts (and Allstars Training Centre), finishing up with the second part of my chat (1:24:07) with Makwan Amirkhani. (40:45) Niklas Backstrom talks about his rip to Chechnya, his early days in martial arts and his future. First up is Nico Musoke who explain what he has been up to since January and his plans for the rest of 2015. Don't forget to subscribe, share, comment and review! Thanks

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 10: Swedish MMA pt1  

In this episode, John Gooden speaks with Daniel Schalander of MMA Viking who speaks about the past, present and future of Swedish/ Nordic mixed martial arts. Next is part 1 of an interview with Makwan Amirkhani who was cut short due to a dinner date with his team! Lastly, Reza Mad Dog Madadi features to talk about his joy at being re-signed with the UFC and his thoughts on some of his team mate. Check out the UFC Octagonside YouTube channel for the video of this interview. Part 2 of this special is due mid week and will include pt 2 of Amirkhani, Niklas Backstrom ann Nico Musoke.

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 9: A very English edition  

This week's edition includes 3 interviews with 3 Englishman. I caught up with Jimi Manuwa during his fight camp at the Allstars training Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. He spoke about his UFC career, his upcoming fight with Anthony Johnson and Dad problems. Next and also milling around Sweden, is a chat with Dan Hardy. On presenter duty in Sweden, he has just returned from his training at sea for his upcoming Clipper race. Dan gives more detail on this exciting new challenge that lies ahead. Finally, Andy Friedlander and I talk whilst the newest UFC Octagon announcer works out in Australia for a week. We basically chat UFC, Andy's other roles in broadcasting and his affection for Forrest Griffin.

UFC Octagonside with John Gooden episode 8  

This week I talk to Joseph Duffy who earned himself a performance bonus in Glasgow, but more significantly the headline spot for UFC Fight Night Dublin in October. I get his thoughts on how things have changed so quickly. Another bonus winner, Arnold Allen gives me some time in between training sessions. At 21, Arnold is one of the brightest English prospects. He talks about his journey and career direction. My final guest is the passionate and entertaining Robert Whiteford. He shares his memories of UFC Glasgow and the challenges he has faced in his martial arts career. We also discover we could be best friends!

UFC Octagonside Reaction: Glasgow  

Post fight reaction to UFC Glasgow with John Gooden, Brian Stann, Brad Pickett and a cameo from Mike Goldberg. We talk stand out moments from the night, Goldie borrowing clothes, toilet trouble, Stann's weigh cutting tips and more...

UFC Octagonside: episode 6, UFC Glasgow  

This episode features 'Hot Topics' from MMA Junkie's Sandhu. Also, Stevie 'Braveheart' Ray talks about his great UFC debut and upcoming bout at UFC Glasgow. Lastly, UFC Octagon girl, Carly Baker gives us some insight into her career present and past

UFC Octagonside ep 5: Irish MMA  

This week everybody is talking UFC 189 and mostly, a certain Conor McGregor. So this episode focusses on Irish MMA; is development, Conor's influence, the early days and the future. To drop knowledge on the subject is Severe MMA's Andrew McGahon, UFC strawweight fighter, Aisling Daly and UFC lighweight fighter, Joeseph Duffy.

UFC Octagonside episode 4 (pt 1)  

This week, Fighter's Only editor, Nick Peet discusses his hot topics; McGregor's main event, MMA in New York update and the Reebok unveiling. Also I catch up with Brad 'One Punch' Pickett ahead of UFC 189. He talks being the underdog, his frustration at flyweight, training at ATT and Bonnie the dog! In part 2, I chat to UFC judge Ben Cartlidge about life as an MMA judge, judging misconceptions and more...

UFC Octagonside episode 4 (pt 2)  

In part 2 of episode 4, I chat to MMA judge Ben Cartlidge about his decision to become an MMA judge, his life as an MMA judge, his experiences judging at the UFC and some judging misconceptions ...

UFC Octagonside Reaction  

John Gooden, Dan Hardy and Forrest Griffin discuss Fight Night Berlin literally minutes after the broadcast finished. Aside from talking about the main event, the trio spoke about Steve Kennedy being possibly too relaxed, Arnold Allen's car and his boyish looks, Alan Patrick's hair, naked techniques and more....Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muAhObFzcyk

UFC Octagonside episode 2  

For episode 2, I kicked off with discussing the 'Hot Topics' with The Sun journalist, Simon Head. Then I grabbed some time with UFC Strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and she spoke about growing up in Poland and why she left Muay Thai for MMA. Finally, Marc Goddard lays down the rules of the Octagon and some personal experiences from his time as a top international referee

UFC Octagonside Episode 1  

Episode 1 explores the evolution of the UFC in the UK from the promotion's first event back at UFC 38, Brawl in the Hall in 2002 to present day. We talk to; Mark 'The Wizard' Weir who fought on the night; the UK's first UFC world title challenger, Dan Hardy; international referee Marc Goddard and one of the UK's bright new prospects, Tom Breese. The guests share their unique experiences and fascinating thoughts on a defining time period for the UFC and mixed martial arts in the UK

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