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UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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Heads down awesome podcast

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Hands down awesome podcast

My favorite podcast ever

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I’ll never miss an episode. Bless Matt and Jim for this

iTunes Ratings

1771 Ratings
Average Ratings
1377
113
79
55
147

Heads down awesome podcast

By Gkspartan - May 02 2020
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Hands down awesome podcast

My favorite podcast ever

By njjiigog - Apr 28 2020
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I’ll never miss an episode. Bless Matt and Jim for this
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UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra

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UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

Rank #1: Alistair Overeem, Mike Swick, and Nate Landwehr

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We have a jam-packed episode of UFC Unfiltered!

First, Matt and Jim go over their fight picks for last Wednesday's card, UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, and Matt offers his take on how Anthony Smith's corner handled the bout. 

(18:33) Then, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem calls in fresh off his TKO win against Walt Harris on Saturday. He discusses how he managed to recover after nearly getting finished in the first round and how he plans to get one more shot at the title. Overeem also discusses what he and his Legal team are doing about the Rozenstruik loss, what he plans to do when eventually retired, and he shows the guys THE HAMMER.

(35:09) Former UFC Welterweight and coach Mike Swick join the guys from the AKA Academy in Thailand. He shares why his MMA facility is unique from all others and how Tyron Woodley performed a song he wrote that same day in a world-famous nightclub in front of Wiz Khalifa and thousands of fans. Swick also chats about The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 and his fellow alums, how he wanted to be a Navy Seal, and how movies (Kickboxer, The Beach, The Karate Kid, The Finest Hour) inspired him.

(57:47) UFC Featherweight Nate Landwehr also joins the show after his battle with Darren Elkins to share what he wants next in his UFC career and how he plans on putting on a show every chance he gets. Nate has a great story, and he tells it with a fun and unique southern charm. Do not miss this opportunity to get know Nate Landwehr, a new friend of the show!

Finally, Matt and Jim review their picks from UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. 

May 19 2020

1hr 20mins

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Rank #2: UF16: Joe Rogan and Larry King

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Jim takes calls from UFC commentator, stand up comic, and podcast host, Joe Rogan, and broadcast legend, Larry King on this episode of UFC Unfiltered. Joe discusses Donald Trump, GSP's potential return to the Octagon, weight-cutting, title changes, Ronda Rousey, and a lot more. Later, Larry talks with Jim about his conversations with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and the state of affairs in modern politics, amongst other things. Don't miss this one!

Aug 11 2016

1hr 44mins

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Rank #3: Joanna Jedrzejczyk & Kron Gracie

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Matt returns from his Australian voyage and joins Jim back in the studio. They talk about Matt's time down under, Raging Al's tough loss to Dan Hooker and Zhang Weili 's US visa being denied. 

Then, former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to the show. She discusses how she still intends to make weight despite reports that she informed the UFC she would not, her approach against opponent Michelle Waterson, and her thoughts on Colby Covington's antics.

Next, UFC Featherweight Kron Gracie joins the podcast. He talks about furthering his family's legacy in the UFC, what his first fight was like, and how he feels about his opponent Cub Swanson being turned away from Gracie Jiu Jitsu gyms. 

Finally, Matt & Jim close out the show with a preview of UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Waterson this Saturday in Tampa. 

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #4: UF19: Dana White and Amy Schumer

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UFC President Dana White joins Jim and Matt to discuss UFC 202, a possible Rumble Johnson vs. Jon Jones fight, Ronda Rousey's status for UFC in NYC, Dana's thoughts on moving forward without the Fertittas, MMA in the Olympics, and much, much more. Then, comic, actress, and author Amy Schumer sits down in studio with the guys to discuss her new book, "The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo", filming with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Metzger, looking like Holly Holm, and much more.

Aug 23 2016

2hr 2mins

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Rank #5: UF114: Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones

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Less than a week away from their highly anticipated and long-awaited rematch at UFC 214, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and #1 Light Heavyweight contender Jon Jones call in to talk to Jim and Matt. First, DC discusses the freedom he feels now being himself and not worrying about how people feel about him, the high-level wrestling he's doing during this training camp, going at it with Jon on social media, the letdown in fights following title bouts, and much more. Later, Bones Jones discusses the idea of Octagon rust, appreciating what Conor McGregor has done for the sport of mixed martial arts, and growing as a person. Plus, Jim and Matt break down Chris Weidman's big win and the rest of the UFC On FOX Long Island card, recently announced fights, and much more.

Jul 25 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: UF2: CM Punk and The Rock

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CM Punk calls in to make a big announcement about his UFC debut and The Rock joins the guys to discuss his movie Central Intelligence, Brock Lesnar, UFC 200, and more. Plus, the guys make predictions and discuss UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez.

Jun 23 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #7: UF67: Anderson Silva and Wyclef Jean

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Musician and producer Wyclef Jean joins Jim and guest co-host Dan Soder in studio to discuss being an MMA fan from the beginning, training jiu-jitsu, Conor vs. Mayweather, meeting Barack Obama, his musical inspirations, and more. Later, the great Anderson Silva calls in to talk about fighting Derek Brunson in Brooklyn, wanting to fight Michael Bisping, and more. Plus, Jim and Dan discuss UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie results, Ryan Bader's UFC exit and the possibility of a Mighty Mouse vs. Cody Garbrandt superfight.

Feb 07 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #8: Robbie Fox of Barstool Sport + Derek Brunson + Fights Announced

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What a weekend of fights! Jim and Matt are here to break down all the big storylines from UFC 241, including the return of Nate Diaz, the legacy of Daniel Cormier, the return of Stipe Miocic, the epic battle between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, and much more. 

But first, two exclusive upcoming fight announcements. Jim and Matt break news and announce two future bouts in both the Middleweight and Welterweight divisions.

First, the guys are joined by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports. He interviewed Miocic last week on his podcast, My Mom's Basement. Did he see the upset coming?

Then, Derek Brunson calls in after his impressive and resilient win against Ian Heinisch. How did he handle that massive leg kick in the first 7 seconds? What's next for the Middleweight fighter, who is sure to climb past his #8 ranking after this win? 

Aug 19 2019

54mins

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Rank #9: Israel Adesanya, Katlyn Chookagian, Aleks Paunovic

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Jim and Matt are back to recap the wild weekend of fights at UFC 244, from Kevin Lee's amazing KO, Corey Anderson's big moment, and the BMF himself, Jorge Masvidal.

They're joined first by Israel Adesanya, who breaks down the weekend's fights, explains why he viewed the Whittaker fight as a title defense, and talks next opponents (there's a surprising name in the mix). Plus, a review of his brand-new McLaren sports car.

Next, Katlyn Chookagian joins to talk about fighting in her backyard at MSG, her chances in a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko (who she met in an unusual place), and attempts to get Jim to finally train in MMA.

Finally, actor and friend of the show Aleks Paunovic (of Syfy's Van Helsing) joins to talk through the fights on Saturday, including Nate Diaz's will, Jorge Masvidal's rise to stardom, Stephen Thompson's cardio, and how Canelo had to wait for the BMF's to finish before he could get going.

Follow the show @ufcunfiltered on Instagram, and check out the full video show on UFC FIGHT PASS - sign up today at https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass

Nov 04 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Michael Bisping, Michael Chiesa, and Drew Dober

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Matt and Jim begin today's podcast talking all things Conor McGregor - his 40 second TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, what his next fight should be, and whether or not Conor should stay at Welterweight.

Then, former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping joins Unfiltered. He talks about his new life as an analyst, reveals the injury he had before his first fight against Luke Rockhold, and shares some crazy stories from his new autobiography, Quitters Never Win: My Life in UFC.

After that, UFC Lightweight Drew Dober comes on to discuss his KO of Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 246, his thoughts on the ref's stoppage, and who he'd like to share the Octagon with next.

UFC Welterweight Michael Chiesa also calls in to talk about (some of) his game plan against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs dos Santos, why he feels the pressure is on Dos Anjos in this fight. and how it feels to fight at Welterweight after fighting at Lightweight.

Finally, Matt and Jim close out the show discussing Roxanne Modafferi's decisive upset over Maycee Barber, and the guys answer a fan question on who Conor should face before he has a shot at Khabib.

Jan 21 2020

1hr 10mins

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Rank #11: UF224: Kamaru Usman and Corey Anderson

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"The Nigerian Nightmare" Kamaru Usman joins the show and talks about serving as an alternate for UFC 228's Welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till, getting some physical therapy done at the UFC Performance Institute, Colby Covington's interim title, and more. Then, #6 UFC Light Heavyweight contender Corey Anderson calls in and talks about getting a flat tire on his way to the UFC Unfiltered studio, a possible matchup with Daniel Cormier, being ready to fight anyone in the division, working with his hands, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt answer fan questions at the end of the show.

Aug 21 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: UF75: Georges St-Pierre and UFC 209 Recap

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Former longtime UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre calls in to discuss a variety of topics including his return to the Octagon against Michael Bisping for the UFC Middleweight title, the dangers of weightcutting, his fights against Matt Serra, Johny Hendricks at 185, ring rust, a superfight against Anderson Silva, Woodley vs. Thompson 2, and much more. Plus, Jim and Matt break down UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2, and they give their review of Logan during a new installment of Matt's Movie Minute.

Mar 07 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #13: UF62: Tyron Woodley and Wonderboy Thompson

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UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley calls in ahead of his rematch with Wonderboy Thompson on March 4 at UFC 209 and talks about how the first fight went, particularly the scoring of the fourth round, managing his energy, and he asks Matt what he did wrong with the guillotine attempt in the fourth round, as well. Later, title challenger Stephen Thompson calls in and discusses wanting to come into the rematch bigger than the first fight, feeling like he had an off night at UFC 205, Tyron being noncommittal about a rematch, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt discuss Amanda Nunes calling for the winner of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie, Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw coaching TUF 25, Khabib vs. Ferguson, RDA's move to Welterweight, and Gegard Mousasi's frustrations about booking a fight.

Jan 19 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #14: UF29: Dana White

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UFC President Dana White joins Jim and Matt in studio for the whole show to discuss UFC 205 matchmaking, the results from UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg, Roy Nelson kicking Big John McCarthy, what's next for Dominick Cruz, Dana speaking at the RNC, and so much more. Plus, Jim asks the question everyone wants to know: where he'll be joining Dana and Matt on Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight.

Sep 27 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #15: UF126: Rickson Gracie, Renzo Gracie, and Amanda Nunes

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Two members of the legendary Gracie family join the show as Renzo Gracie sits in with Jim and Matt and Rickson Gracie calls in to discuss The Rickson Gracie Cup, receiving his red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, his fights against Zulu and Yoji Anjo, why Royce Gracie joined the UFC instead of him, competing in the Vale Tudo Open in Japan, BJJ as a social tool, not a fighting tool, and so much more. Plus, UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes calls in to talk about her UFC 215 fight against Valentina Shevchenko, why she had to withdraw from their first scheduled rematch at UFC 213, and how she's handling her health issues going forward.

Sep 05 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #16: UF144: Everlast and UFC 217 Recap

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Everlast from House of Pain joins Jim and Matt in-studio to break down every fight from one of the best cards in history, UFC 217. Plus, the guys talk with Everlast about how he got into UFC, being rushed to a Russian hospital in the middle of nowhere, meeting Chuck Liddell, and much more.

Nov 07 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #17: UF30: Stephen Thompson, Frankie Edgar, and Cowboy Cerrone

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Wonderboy Thompson and Frankie Edgar join Jim and Matt in-studio to discuss their fights on the stacked UFC 205 card, Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor, staredowns, the best KOs they've ever seen, and more. Later, Cowboy Cerrone joins in-studio to talk about everything from BJJ and squirrel jumping, to CBD oils and his respect for the Diaz brothers.

Sep 29 2016

1hr 41mins

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Rank #18: UF61: Din Thomas and UFC Fight Night 103 Recap

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The great Din Thomas joins Jim and Matt in studio to break down the results of UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, Din and Matt's experiences at UFC 33, Woodley vs. Wonderboy 2, Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight, and much more.

Jan 17 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #19: UF98: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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The UFC Women's Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss her most recent title defense against Jessica Andrade, fight days being glory days, wanting to fight at MSG again, starting her new foundation, and why she doesn't care who gets the next shot at the belt. Plus, the guys talk about UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira, Cyborg's altercation with Angela Magana, and more.

May 25 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: UF281: Dana White, Curtis Blaydes, Al Iaquinta, and UFC Nashville Recap

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UFC President Dana White joins the show, as do Al Iaquinta and Curtis Blaydes.

Mar 26 2019

1hr 24mins

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Max Holloway, Brett Okamoto, UFC 251, Fight Island

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While Matt is busy quarantining on Fight Island, pal of the show Phoenix Carnevale joins Jim on today's episode to preview UFC 251 taking place this Saturday!

First, former UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway joins the show to share how his Zoom workout classes are just like yours, his thoughts on Volkanovski's recent smack talk, and what compelled him to commit to auctioning off his UFC 251 fight kit to charity. 

After Jim is done blowing off his therapist, ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto closes out the show with a bold prediction on who will get the next Welterweight title shot if Jorge Masvidal wins against Kamaru Usman this Saturday on Fight Island, and his take on how the UFC has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Enjoy the fights, and follow the show on Instagram @UFCUnfiltered!

Jul 08 2020

52mins

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Calvin Kattar, Frankie Edgar, UFC 251 picks

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Matt will be on a plane to Fight Island by the time you hear this, but first, he and Jim have some news to catch up on and some fights to pick! 

Featherweight Calvin Kattar joins to talk about his second fight in the COVID era, this time headlining against Dan Ige Weds., July 15 on Fight Island. He talks about his epic win over Jeremy Stephens May 9, including how he gamed the crowd's reactions, what his cornerman (fellow UFC fighter Rob Font) told him during the fight, and how hard it is to get multiple COVID tests with a broken nose. 

Then, after a collective meltdown over whether Matt would be flying in coach or business class on the 19-hour trek to Abu Dhabi, Jim and Matt pay homage to Khabib Nurmagomedov's late father, then talk about Saturday's Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo fight -- and how Matt's fighter Aljamain Sterling would stack up against the winner. 

Then, Frankie Edgar joins to talk about his Bantamweight debut on July 15th, the dangerous Pedro Munhoz's claims that he wants to be the first person to submit Frankie, and Matt's disgusting frozen dinner last night. 

To wrap it up, the guys do their picks for UFC 251 in case Matt can't make the show on Wednesday, with a brief digression about Matt's virtual reality habit. 

Jul 07 2020

58mins

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Rose Namajunas and Marty Ray

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Matt sticks around for one more episode of UFC Unfiltered before his trip to Fight Island!

First, Rose Namajunas joins the guys to share how she's dealing with recent family tragedies due to COVID-19, how her loss to Jessica Andrade is not in her head as she prepares for the rematch on July 11th, and she walks her cat (yes, you read that correctly Rose walks her cat on the show).

Then, singer Marty Ray makes his UFC Unfiltered debut. The guys discuss why he thinks fellow Arkansas native Bryce Mitchell is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport today, how Bruce Lee would have performed as a mixed martial artist in the UFC, Derrick Lewis walking out to one of Marty Ray’s songs and much more.

Jul 02 2020

52mins

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Forrest Griffin and Kay Hansen

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Matt and Jim cover all the craziness from Saturday's card capped off by Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker's potential Fight of the Year performance.

UFC Strawweight Kay Hansen makes her UFC Unfiltered debut joining the guys after her armbar submission win in her UFC debut this weekend. She shares which of Ronda Rousey's performances inspired her to take up MMA, being scouted at the age of 12 by college softball coaches, and talks about meeting the bettor that wagered $37k on her to win on Saturday.

Then, a heavily caffeinated Forrest Griffin calls in to chat with the guys. After Matt and Forrest poke fun at each other, and tell embarrassing stories (like the time Forrest brewed Matt a veggie coffee that made him run to the restroom) they get down to business and discuss what made Poirier vs Hooker so exciting, why Justin Gaethje is the most intriguing opponent for Khabib Nurmagomedov and what Dustin Poirier did to earn the inaugural Forrest Griffin Community Award.

Finally, Matt and Jim recap their fight predictions from this weekend. Spoiler: it didn't go too well. 

Jun 30 2020

1hr 6mins

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Luis Pena, Mickey Gall, and Mike Perry

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We have the most exciting fighters from this weekend's card on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!

First, "Violent Bob Ross" Luis Pena joins the show to explain Dungeons and Dragons to Jim, share he actually was an artist as a child, and reveal why he made the switch from American Kickboxing Academy to American Top Team. 

Mickey Gall calls in to share his thoughts on opponent Mike Perry's recent trash talk and chats about keeping in shape during quarantine. 

Mike Perry closes the show with a strong message to all the online haters and reveals the story behind his ominous Instagram post of his bloodied knuckles and face. 

Jun 25 2020

1hr 9mins

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Josh Emmett, Raquel Pennington, and Tecia Torres

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We're recapping all the madness from this weekend's UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov!

First, Jim and Matt offer their take on prelim fighter Max Rohskopf's corner refusing to throw in the towel after repeated requests from the Lightweight.

Then, Raquel Pennington and Tecia Torres call in to share who was more nervous while both were fighting on the same card Saturday, how Raquel recovered from an accident that nearly resulted in her leg being amputated including how it impacted her performance against Amanda Nunes, and how Tecia's muscles got her bullied in school. They also discuss what shows and movies they are streaming, what music they listen to and Matt asks some phenomenal questions about country music.

After the guys go over their picks and Matt offers some advice to Curtis Blaydes, Josh Emmett joins from the UFC Performance Institute after putting on a possible Fight of the Year performance in his co-main event bout against Shane Burgos. He talks about the treatment he is receiving at the PI, and how the knee is feeling two days after the injury. He also shares why he feels so frustrated towards the media and who he wants to fight next. Hint: He wants to fight for the belt!

Finally, Matt offers to sing Jim a song, and what happens next you won't believe!

Jun 23 2020

1hr 13mins

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Curtis Blaydes, Shane Burgos, and Lyman Good

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We have the best of the best from this weekend's card on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!

First, Matt gives us an update on a big personal decision he recently had to make. 

Then, UFC Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes joins the guys ahead of his main event bout against Alexander Volkov this Saturday. He discusses a potential title shot and who he thinks will win the trilogy match between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. 

UFC Featherweight Shane Burgos joins the guys as he walks the streets of Las Vegas with fellow Tiger Schulmann fighter Lyman Good. Burgos reveals how he plans on capitalizing on the opportunity to take on Josh Emmett, and Good shares what it was like to recover from having COVID-19. 

Finally, Matt and Jim give their picks for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov. 

Jun 18 2020

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Marvin Vettori, Merab Dvalishvili, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin

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Matt and Jim begin today's show with the latest UFC news, including the Jorge Masvidal situation and the rumors about Jessica Eye's weigh-in last week. 

Then, UFC Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili joins the show to discuss how it felt having his opponent, Ray Borg, drop out of their scheduled match due to a family emergency and how he moved forward and accepted a new opponent with very short notice. He also reveals why he called out Sean O'Malley after his victory Saturday. 

Creator of Entourage Doug Ellin also calls in to share why he decided to include Ronda Rousey in the Entourage movie and why the UFC and Entourage mesh so well. 

Finally, UFC Middleweight Marvin Vettori joins the show fresh off his first-round submission win against Karl Roberson on Saturday. He shares what it's like to be treated no different back home in Italy despite his star status within the UFC, how he is ready to fight again soon and wanting a rematch against Israel Adesanya.

Jun 16 2020

1hr 7mins

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Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo

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Both fighters from this weekend's main event join the guys on today's UFC Unfiltered!

First, Matt and Jim recap the latest UFC news, including the three title fights scheduled for UFC 251 and the location of Fight Island!

UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye joins the show to share her thoughts on the current state of women in MMA, how she's overcome a back injury from a car accident as a teenager, what it was like to switch gyms and move across the country, and how she feels about headlining a UFC card for the first time. 

Her opponent, Cynthia Calvillo, calls in to share how she went from walking into an MMA gym for the first time at age 23, to winning her first fight one year later, to becoming a UFC fighter and why she switched camps from Team Alpha Male to AKA. 

Finally, Matt and Jim make their picks for this weekend's event, UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo.

Jun 11 2020

1hr 4mins

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Sean O'Malley, Aljamain Sterling, and Ian Heinisch

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Matt and Jim recap everything from Saturday's action-packed card!

First, UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley calls in from his roofless dune buggy to share the secret to his unreal hand speed, why he thinks his KO at UFC 250 was more impressive than Cody Garbrandt's, and how he incorporates weed into his daily routine. 

Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling calls in from Las Vegas after his first round submission win against Cory Sandhagen. He breaks down the techniques he used in the Octagon and doesn't hold back on his thoughts about Petr Yan and Jose Aldo's Bantamweight title fight.

UFC Middleweight Ian Heinisch also joins the show from the mountains of Colorado to discuss his trainer's false positive COVID-19 test that almost got him kicked off UFC 250, how his time in prison led him to the UFC and to announce his next fight taking place later this month!

Finally, Matt and Jim break down how their picks panned out after this weekend and, surprise, they didn't do that bad! 

Jun 09 2020

1hr 8mins

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Felicia Spencer and Chase Hooper

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Today's episode is all about this Saturday's stacked card at UFC 250 in Las Vegas!

First, Matt and Jim pitch a new segment for Unfiltered and review their latest Netflix binges. 

Then, UFC Featherweight Chase Hooper joins the show ahead of his fight on Saturday against Alex Caceres. He shares how his father-son relationship with Ben Askren began and how he copes with cutting weight by fantasizing about food.

After the guys make their picks for UFC 250 and Matt calls Jim out for not wishing him a happy birthday, UFC Featherweight Felicia Spencer calls in before her main event fight against Amanda Nunes. She discusses how scary it was to quit her day job as an online algebra teacher and why she's confident she'll get the finish against "The Lioness" this weekend. 

Jun 04 2020

1hr 13mins

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Billy Quarantillo and Brandon Royval

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Matt and Jim recap all the action from Saturday's UFC Fight Night headlined by Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns, and the latest UFC news including their thoughts on what should be next for Jon Jones.

First, Matt explains why, as a Jiu Jitsu man, he enjoyed Billy Quarantillo's performance against Spike Carlyle Saturday night. They also go over Gilbert Burns' dominant performance against former champ Tyron Woodley and offer their take on what's next for the two Welterweights. 

Then, UFC Flyweight Brandon Royval joins the show to discuss why he was disappointed in his UFC debut on Saturday despite getting a submission win over veteran Tim Elliott. He also reveals why he got so emotional during his post-fight interview while talking about his day job. 

UFC Featherweight Billy Quarantillo also calls in to share his thoughts on opponent Spike Carlyle's decision to walk away from a dominant position with time still left in the round during their match and who he thinks his next opponent should be.  

Finally, Matt and Jim close the show reviewing their (not so great) picks for the main card of UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns. 

Jun 02 2020

1hr 9mins

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Katlyn Chookagian, Pat McAfee, and Mackenzie Dern

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We have a jam-packed episode ahead of former champ Tyron Woodley's return to the Octagon against Gilbert Burns!

First, UFC Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian calls in to share what it's like to be facing Antonina Shevchenko after facing her sister, Valentina, for the belt in February. 

Then, Pat McAfee joins the guys to talk everything from the madness at UFC 249 to the rumored return of Mike Tyson. 

UFC Strawweight Mackenzie Dern also hops on the show to reveal why she wanted to return to the Octagon only four months after giving birth, and reveals what she's most nervous about ahead of her fight against Hannah Cifers this Saturday. 

The guys close out the show making their picks for UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns. 

May 28 2020

1hr 15mins

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Uriah Hall and Urijah Faber

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A Diaz brother crashes todays show, and a UFC Hall of Famer is expecting a child!

No show on Monday, which means we have a special Friday episode of UFC Unfiltered! 

Matt and Jim kick things off discussing all the latest UFC headlines, from the back-and-forth between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou to Matt's reaction to Aljamain Sterling fighting Cory Sandhagen.

Then, UFC Middleweight Uriah Hall calls in to share how he reacted to the news his opponent at UFC 249, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, tested positive for COVID-19. Jim also asks Uriah what it's like to be on dating apps while having abs. Spoiler: it's great. 

UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber closes out the show by clearing up what happened during his recent feud between him and Marlon Vera and what got him to weigh-in at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. 

May 23 2020

1hr 18mins

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Kenny Florian and Dan Ige

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Matt kicks off the show sharing what he and the rest of the Serra/Longo fight team did for Ray Longo's birthday. 

Then, analyst and former UFC fighter Kenny Florian joins the show to share how nervous he was to begin his broadcasting career at UFC 83, which happened to be Matt's rematch with GSP (9:50). He also offers his take on what will happen when Tyron Woodley takes on Gilbert Burns (17:10) and when Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Justin Gaethje (28:08). 

UFC Featherweight Dan Ige closes out the show fresh off his win against Edson Barboza this past Saturday. He shares his frustrations on Barboza's team initially trying to protest the loss (38:13) and what makes the fight culture in Hawaii so intense (50:40).

May 20 2020

54mins

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Alistair Overeem, Mike Swick, and Nate Landwehr

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We have a jam-packed episode of UFC Unfiltered!

First, Matt and Jim go over their fight picks for last Wednesday's card, UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, and Matt offers his take on how Anthony Smith's corner handled the bout. 

(18:33) Then, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem calls in fresh off his TKO win against Walt Harris on Saturday. He discusses how he managed to recover after nearly getting finished in the first round and how he plans to get one more shot at the title. Overeem also discusses what he and his Legal team are doing about the Rozenstruik loss, what he plans to do when eventually retired, and he shows the guys THE HAMMER.

(35:09) Former UFC Welterweight and coach Mike Swick join the guys from the AKA Academy in Thailand. He shares why his MMA facility is unique from all others and how Tyron Woodley performed a song he wrote that same day in a world-famous nightclub in front of Wiz Khalifa and thousands of fans. Swick also chats about The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 and his fellow alums, how he wanted to be a Navy Seal, and how movies (Kickboxer, The Beach, The Karate Kid, The Finest Hour) inspired him.

(57:47) UFC Featherweight Nate Landwehr also joins the show after his battle with Darren Elkins to share what he wants next in his UFC career and how he plans on putting on a show every chance he gets. Nate has a great story, and he tells it with a fun and unique southern charm. Do not miss this opportunity to get know Nate Landwehr, a new friend of the show!

Finally, Matt and Jim review their picks from UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. 

May 19 2020

1hr 20mins

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Aljamain Sterling and Angela Hill

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After four long days, we finally have more fights tonight!

Matt and Jim start the show making their picks for UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira.

Then, UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling joins the show to discuss how Henry Cejudo's retirement impacts his title shot odds and when he expects to return to the Octagon.

UFC Women's Strawweight Angela Hill also calls in ahead of her co-main event bout against Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. She shares some history about her legendary grandparents' alien abduction story and how quick turnaround fights help more than they hurt. 

The guys wrap things up with UFC news, including the latest on Dominick Cruz’s criticism of referee Keith Peterson, Kelvin Gastelum’s suspension and they give their picks for this Saturday's card, UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. 

May 14 2020

1hr 19mins

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Walt Harris and Carlos Correa & Lance McCullers Jr.

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We have an extra-long episode of UFC Unfiltered to recap all the action from UFC 249!

Jim and Matt start things off by offering their takes on the biggest moments from the card, including Gaethje's masterful performance against Tony Ferguson, Henry Cejudo's surprise retirement, and Francis Ngannou's 20 second knockout of Jairzinho Rozenstruik. 

Then, Houston Astros and hosts of the MMA podcast "The Walkout" Carlos Correa & Lance McCullers Jr. join UFC Unfiltered. They discuss why Correa knew Gaethje would beat Ferguson and which of the two would have a better chance facing Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.  

Walt Harris also calls in to share how fighting Alistair Overeem in an empty arena on May 16th might be a good thing and some horror stories from his time as a mover. 

Finally, Matt and Jim close the show recapping the rest of the UFC 249 action and Matt congratulates Georges St. Pierre on his UFC Hall of Fame induction. 

May 12 2020

1hr 19mins

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Alexander Hernandez and Jon Anik

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It's the last episode of UFC Unfiltered before UFC 249!

Matt and Jim are joined first by UFC commentator Jon Anik. From Justin Gaethje's chances against Tony Ferguson to why Francis Ngannou is the Mike Tyson of MMA, they cover all you need to know about this weekend's stacked card. 

Then, UFC Lightweight Alexander Hernandez calls in ahead of his bout next Wednesday against Drew Dober. He reveals why he continued to train despite likely having COVID-19 and describes what it's like to go through three different opponents in less than a month. 

Finally, Matt and Jim close out the show with their picks for the main card of UFC 249 this Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. 

May 07 2020

1hr 7mins

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Dana White and Michelle Waterson

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It is officially fight week!

UFC Strawweight Michelle Waterson kicks things off recapping some awkward moments she's had with USADA, why she thought Joanna Jedrzejczyk won her fight against Zhang Weili, and what she thinks of her opponent at UFC 249 this Saturday, Carla Esparza. 

Then, the boss man himself, Dana White calls in. He goes over the status of Fight Island, reveals the latest on Tyron Woodley's next bout, and personally guarantees that the main event of UFC 249, Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, will be insane!

May 05 2020

53mins

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Heads down awesome podcast

By Gkspartan - May 02 2020
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Hands down awesome podcast

My favorite podcast ever

By njjiigog - Apr 28 2020
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I’ll never miss an episode. Bless Matt and Jim for this