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A podcast for bacon lovers about wrestling (mainly WWE) and MMA (mostly UFC). Sometimes I'll talk about TV shows and movies (a lot of nerdy Marvel related stuff). If you're not a bacon lover... what happened in your life and what can I do to help?!?! J/K! FYI - Bacon bits are actually vegetarian, so even if you don't eat real bacon you can enjoy this podcast! #AWESOME

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A podcast for bacon lovers about wrestling (mainly WWE) and MMA (mostly UFC). Sometimes I'll talk about TV shows and movies (a lot of nerdy Marvel related stuff). If you're not a bacon lover... what happened in your life and what can I do to help?!?! J/K! FYI - Bacon bits are actually vegetarian, so even if you don't eat real bacon you can enjoy this podcast! #AWESOME

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Great podcast! Been listening since the relaunch, if you like wrestling and mma this is a great podcast to follow. It's a unique perspective and very conversational.

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Great podcast! Been listening since the relaunch, if you like wrestling and mma this is a great podcast to follow. It's a unique perspective and very conversational.
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The Guy Blog Podcast - MMA | Wrestling | Fitness | Lifestyle | Guy Stuff

Latest release on Apr 28, 2020

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Rank #1: UFC 249: Business is Business

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The UFC has decided to start running shows on May 9th and a lot of people are wondering, why the rush?

Today I answer that question by focusing on the business side of things. While I could certainly talk in long-form about whether it is right or wrong for the UFC to hold shows so soon, I try not to do much more than touch on that point of view on this episode.

My main focus today is explaining why the UFC as a business NEEDS to run shows as soon as possible.

NOTE:

Please support independent talent, in wrestling, mma, music, or any and all creative fields during these hard times by joining their Patreon, buying their merch, tweeting out support. Do what you can as every little bit counts. If you don't have money to spend, then take a little bit of your time (a valuable resource in and of itself) and send them a positive message of appreciation, that might not help pay the rent, but can be the difference-maker when it comes to the type of day someone has. Stay positive and let's get through this together.

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COMMENTS and VIDEO RESPONSES WILL BE ANSWERED!!! Tweets will be replied!!!

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If you’d like to collaborate or reach out regarding sponsorship, product reviews, and more, you can email me here: orlando@theguyblog.com

Apr 28 2020

28mins

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Rank #2: TGBP 067 Black Wednesday at WWE, An Explanation

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WWE decides to start laying off wrestlers and unlike past years, the list of names is long and seems to not have ended yet. I go over why despite having an estimated $500M cash fund that could cover their current losses, why the WWE had to do this from a business standpoint. Mainly because they are a public company and not a private one. This makes a big difference in how decisions are made and affect how they react as a company in times like these.

Please support independent talent, in wrestling, in music, in any and all creative fields during these hard times by joining their Patreon, buying their merch, tweeting out support. Do what you can as every little bit counts. If you don't have money to spend, then take a little bit of your time (a valuable resource in and of itself) and send them a positive message of appreciation, that might not help pay the rent, but can be the difference-maker when it comes to the type of day someone has. Stay positive and let's get through this together.

Join the TGB Patreon to support TGB Podcast and Blog.

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Thinking of creating your own podcast (or videos)? Check out some of the equipment that I use below:

For Video(YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.): - Canon EOS Rebel T6i SLR Camera Bundle: https://amzn.to/2VlatYh - Neewer 700W Professional Lighting Kit: https://amzn.to/2Vmpedv - Neewer 18-inch Outer Dimmable SMD LED Ring Light: https://amzn.to/2uK4iBt - Vlogging Camera | Sony Alpha a6000: https://amzn.to/2UifuEq

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Podcast site: http://theguyblog.libsyn.com

COMMENTS and VIDEO RESPONSES WILL BE ANSWERED!!! Tweets will be replied!!!

If you’d like to collaborate or reach out regarding sponsorship, product reviews, and more, you can email me here: orlando@theguyblog.com

DISCLAIMER: Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, this means that if you click on one of the product links, we’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the website, YouTube channel and podcast, at no extra cost to you. You obviously do not have to use these links, however they are an easy way to help keep everything going.!

If you’d like to collaborate or reach out regarding sponsorship, product reviews, and more, you can email me here: orlando@theguyblog.com

Apr 19 2020

29mins

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Rank #3: TGBP 066 AEW All Out: Main Event Post Show Thoughts

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AEW once again gave us a great show. They moved storylines forward and gave us their first world champion. There's been a lot of talk about who won the main event and why they might not have been the right choice for a new promotion. Today I'll talk about why the winner is exactly who they need to be the first to hold their most prestigious title and what that means for them moving forward.

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COMMENTS and VIDEO RESPONSES WILL BE ANSWERED!!! Tweets will be replied!!!

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If you’d like to collaborate or reach out regarding sponsorship, product reviews, and more, you can email me here: orlando@theguyblog.com

Sep 05 2019

22mins

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Rank #4: TGBP 065 Post-UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2

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Wow! What a main card and what a main event! That UFC PPV delivered way more than expected. While the ending of that fight was expected by some, there is still value to going through what happened and why. So lets talk HW MMA in the UFC and UFC 241.

As always, thank you for listening. If you liked what you heard, leave The Guy Blog Podcast a review on iTunes and suggest the podcast to a friend!

#ufc #mma #ufc241#theguyblog

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COMMENTS and VIDEO RESPONSES WILL BE ANSWERED!!! Tweets will be replied!!!

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Aug 19 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: TGBP 064 Why Seth Rollins Should Not Be the No 1 Guy in WWE (Right Now)

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Coming out of SummerSlam Seth Rollins is being set up to be the No. 1 guy in WWE. Having the opportunity to defeat The Beast that is Brock Lesnar, clean in the middle of the ring. However I don't believe it is his time to carry the load. In his most recent title reign we saw that ratings were down to some of the lowest points ever, show attendance was lower than it's ever been and this was all happening when Seth Rollins was on fire and had full fan support. In this title reign there are some key differences that point to it being the wrong time to put Seth in that No. 1 spot.

As always, thank you for listening. If you liked what you heard, leave The Guy Blog Podcast a review on iTunes and suggest the podcast to a friend!

#wwe #wrestling #aew #roh #nxt #tna #impact #prowrestling #raw #smackdown #theguyblog

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COMMENTS and VIDEO RESPONSES WILL BE ANSWERED!!! Tweets will be replied!!!

If you’d like to collaborate or reach out regarding sponsorship, product reviews, and more, you can email me here: orlando@theguyblog.com

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Aug 15 2019

24mins

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Rank #6: TGBP 063 UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic 2

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Why is this fight happening? Let's talk about it. UFC 241 has a main event that is sure to deliver! With Daniel "DC" Cormier rematching the man with the most consecutive title defenses in the UFC's HW Division we, the fans, are the winners. This fight is bound to deliver, but was it really the right move to give Stipe the rematch, considering how he was defeated in their previous encounter? I'll be giving my thoughts on that and more on this episode of The Guy Blog Podcast!

As always, thank you for listening. If you liked what you heard, leave The Guy Blog Podcast a review on iTunes and suggest the podcast to a friend!

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Aug 07 2019

11mins

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Rank #7: TGBP 062 Dana White VS Cris Cyborg Situation

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Dana White says the UFC is out of the Cyborg business and I go over why. Why would the UFC be out of the business of promoting one of the Top 3 Female MMA Fighters in the world? Because the UFC is apparently a bit sensitive and isn't in the business of working with fighters that can at times be a little difficult to work with... Because you know, MMA fighters are all so easy to work with that you can afford to let go of one of the best fighters in the world over something that has never been an issue before, like ever. 

As always, thank you for listening. If you liked what you heard, leave The Guy Blog Podcast a review on iTunes and suggest the podcast to a friend!

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Aug 05 2019

26mins

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Rank #8: TGBP 061 Colby Covington Brings Chaos to UFC WW Division!

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Colby Covington has firmly placed himself as a top 3 welterweight following consecutive defeats of Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos and now, Lawler. Love him or hate him, he deserves your respect. If you don't think so, then listen to this episode as I go through my reasoning as to why Colby deserves to be in the title picture and should be the next opponent for Kamaru Usman.

As always, thank you for listening. If you liked what you heard, leave The Guy Blog Podcast a review on iTunes and suggest the podcast to a friend!

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Aug 05 2019

14mins

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Rank #9: TGBP 060 UFC and USADA Reputation On The Line 2019

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The UFC and USADA made a bold move in standing behind Jon Jones and moving an entire event just to save one fight. The consequences of their decision regarding the picograms of banned metabolites found in his system can have an effect on the credibility of the organization moving forward. 

Lets talk MMA. 

Jan 14 2019

31mins

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Rank #10: TGBP 059 Anthony Joshua Fears The Bronze Bomber

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Anthony Joshua, via his manager/promoter Eddie Hearn, has pulled out of the Deontay Wilder fight and decided to take sign on to fight a different opponent.

This is extremely frustrating, disappointing and sadly expected from a sport that has a hard time making us, the fans, believe that it is on the level. From signs of corrupt judging to selective matchmaking, it too often seems like the fix is in for one markee fighter over the other.

In this case, it seemed that the Joshua team created hurdle after hurdle and put up roadblock after roadblock to keep this fight from being made. They tried to force the Wilder team to be the ones to say no to the fight, but when they continued to accept each and every new and unexpected condition placed on them, it was Anthony Joshua and his team that decided that they would not finalize negotiations and would walk away from potentially the biggest fight of the decade.

This is what is wrong with boxing, this is why it's hard to be a fan of this sport, this is why for a somewhat casual like me to get invested in the ridiculous amounts of organizations and titles that exist, and why should I? Why? If the best of the best is just going to tango around contracts and avoid making fights happen until it is way too late?

At least MMA tries to give fans what they want, whether by putting the most loved/hated fighters versus each other or by making fights between the best fighters in each division. Boxing is still being boxing. It doesn't even try to hide the stench of foul play and dirty deals and while I admire the fighters and respect what they do, way too few promotors wield way too much power in the matchmaking process. This leads to matches that protect their cash cows versus matches that represent the best of the sport.

The truly sad part is that the ones that have to pay (literally and figuratively) are the fans. That's why it's hard to grow the fanbase of a sport that barely seems sportsmanlike in how it does business. That's why it's hard to get friends to believe in the validity of champions that avoid the toughest challenges. That's why boxing stays the same while all other sports seem to be growing their fanbase.

Jun 27 2018

9mins

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