MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #101: Woodley/Thompson Rematch, BJ/Yair, Conor’s Acting + Jouban vs RDA?

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast With Karyn Bryant, Karyn and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss several current hot topics in MMA, including the official announcement that UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley will once again face Stephen Thompson at UFC 209. They also react to actress Meryl Streep’s MMA-dissing speech at the Golden Globes and Ronda Rousey’s public “statement” after losing to Champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. In addition, Karyn and Alan preview BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez, discuss UFC Lightweight Champ Conor McGregor’s acting skills and Alan explains why he’s calling out former LW champ Rafael Dos Anjos.

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67 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #101: Woodley/Thompson Rematch, BJ/Yair, Conor’s Acting + Jouban vs RDA?"

  1. Karyn always mentioning that Woodley almost choked out WB. Which is right. But forgot to mention that WB surpass that & ended up on top of Woodley banging his head. And don't forget on the 5th round it seems that WB gets his groove back as if he can still fight 3 more rounds & tyrun gassing out. Allan is right. WB didn't do what he does best so that means tyrun doesn't gain much on that fight. I like the way Allan speaks. Talking about fairness. As far as Karyn she's friends with tyrun but u should know how to separate it when doing your job & be fair. That's why tyrun is not too excited with the rematch he knows how much of a beast WB is. He's a Champ what can u expect. Woodley is a champ currently that's right but he's not yet done defending his belt against the #1 contender in WB. Tyrun also hates WB why? Coz he's jealous of WB coz the guy is handsome, smart, a potential face of MMA. AND a people's champ. Almost everybody is rooting for WB when he is the champ. Well that's called charisma & good aura. Which tyrun doesn't have. All I can see is a WHINING CHAMP! Man up tyrun

  2. Karyn always mentioning that Woodley almost choked out WB. Which is right. But forgot to mention that WB surpass that & ended up on top of Woodley banging his head. And don't forget on the 5th round it seems that WB gets his groove back as if he can still fight 3 more rounds & tyrun gassing out. Allan is right. WB didn't do what he does best so that means tyrun doesn't gain much on that fight. I like the way Allan speaks. Talking about fairness. As far as Karyn she's friends with tyrun but u should know how to separate it when doing your job & be fair. That's why tyrun is not too excited with the rematch he knows how much of a beast WB is. He's a Champ what can u expect. Woodley is a champ currently that's right but he's not yet done defending his belt against the #1 contender in WB. Tyrun also hates WB why? Coz he's jealous of WB coz the guy is handsome, smart, a potential face of MMA. AND a people's champ. Almost everybody is rooting for WB when he is the champ. Well that's called charisma & good aura. Which tyrun doesn't have. All I can see is a WHINING CHAMP! Man up tyrun

  3. Karyn always mentioning that Woodley almost choked out WB. Which is right. But forgot to mention that WB surpass that & ended up on top of Woodley banging his head. And don't forget on the 5th round it seems that WB gets his groove back as if he can still fight 3 more rounds & tyrun gassing out. Allan is right. WB didn't do what he does best so that means tyrun doesn't gain much on that fight. I like the way Allan speaks. Talking about fairness. As far as Karyn she's friends with tyrun but u should know how to separate it when doing your job & be fair. That's why tyrun is not too excited with the rematch he knows how much of a beast WB is. He's a Champ what can u expect. Woodley is a champ currently that's right but he's not yet done defending his belt against the #1 contender in WB. Tyrun also hates WB why? Coz he's jealous of WB coz the guy is handsome, smart, a potential face of MMA. AND a people's champ. Almost everybody is rooting for WB when he is the champ. Well that's called charisma & good aura. Which tyrun doesn't have. All I can see is a WHINING CHAMP! Man up tyrun

    • Jerome Miyagi have you seen his other fights He's has Technical skills has potential to be champ too and he will stand with them if wants but he chose not to cause that was his game plan against perry He also got a couple of fight of the nights which you can't get when your running away stop drinking that haterade

  4. If I was Ronda's team, I would have her come back to fight Misha Tate. i think Tate would come out of retirement for that. I would have her do a "burry the hatchet" press tour with her so she can win all the fans back. That way if she wins she can then fight a ranked opponent or even retire on a positive note. I dont know if Ronda's ego would allow that though. It s also funny to me how Ronda not talking to the press has the press talk even more about her. Its a good marketing plan. At the end of the day I dont how her talking would change things a lot.

  5. If I was Ronda's team, I would have her come back to fight Misha Tate. i think Tate would come out of retirement for that. I would have her do a "burry the hatchet" press tour with her so she can win all the fans back. That way if she wins she can then fight a ranked opponent or even retire on a positive note. I dont know if Ronda's ego would allow that though. It s also funny to me how Ronda not talking to the press has the press talk even more about her. Its a good marketing plan. At the end of the day I dont how her talking would change things a lot.

  6. I really dont get why people think meryl streep was insulting MMA. she said its not one of "THE ARTS". She isnt saying its not an art, shes saying its not one of the classical performance arts. like jesus christ people have we really not heard of The Arts??

    • Is THAT what the "controversy" was? I didn't hear/read what she said, but it was as if she insulted EVERYONE since so many people from different quarters were "offended".
      MMA isn't one of the classical performance arts, where's the controversy? MMA is MARTIAL arts, that's totally different.
      I think people just want to automatically go against her because she's a "lefty, liberal, hollywood elite" blah blah blah.

  7. I really dont get why people think meryl streep was insulting MMA. she said its not one of "THE ARTS". She isnt saying its not an art, shes saying its not one of the classical performance arts. like jesus christ people have we really not heard of The Arts??

    • Is THAT what the "controversy" was? I didn't hear/read what she said, but it was as if she insulted EVERYONE since so many people from different quarters were "offended".
      MMA isn't one of the classical performance arts, where's the controversy? MMA is MARTIAL arts, that's totally different.
      I think people just want to automatically go against her because she's a "lefty, liberal, hollywood elite" blah blah blah.

    • This is pure suspicion dude , and there is no actual proof to this. He could very well be tired of weight cutting that much because he's getting older and also he became champion . Even if USADA was the reason it would probably be because of the IV ban and rehydration issues which affected everybody. By the way he started working with Nick Curson a conditioning coach that helped him use his strength/power to another level and more effectively said by Nick cursor himself JRE podcast.

    • I really wish and hope that you are right. I think as a man Dos Anjos is a gentleman and a good family man. As an MMA competitor he is very skilled and I thoughut t he was always a very good fighter but not elite. He didnt just beat those ex champs and top contenders on the way to the belt , he smashed them. Did he do that without any ''extra help" ? Who is to know. His last two fights though , he looked like the Dos Anjos of old. Of course he could be dealing with injuries.

    • Of course we never truly know what happens behind the scenes but lets just not assume that type of things like they we're facts without proofs. I see a lot of people taking their suspicions of someone like they we're facts , I understand the concept of not being naive to a fighter's talent and think he's all natural but I do believe that until there is actual proofs or sources , you shouldn't discredit a certain fighter.

  8. for me woodley vs thompson 2 is the right thing to do because its not settle yet. its a tie. in the first fight wonderboy looked too carefull and hesitant especialy after that takedown in the 1st round.if he let go of his kicks and movement more i think he'll get that belt.

    • Marko Minko well said my friend! And Woodley knows that that's why he is not excited about the rematch. Coz he knows he might loose the 2nd time. Anyway for me WB won that 1st fight anyways. You'll see a more competitive confident champ in WB the 2nd time around. That's why Woodley wants a money fight before the rematch

  9. for me woodley vs thompson 2 is the right thing to do because its not settle yet. its a tie. in the first fight wonderboy looked too carefull and hesitant especialy after that takedown in the 1st round.if he let go of his kicks and movement more i think he'll get that belt.

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