🔴 MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #137: AND NEW! GSP, Dillashaw + Namajunas Become Champs At UFC 217

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, Karyn Bryant and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at the incredible UFC 217 card at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4th, 2017. Three titles changed hands that night: Georges St-Pierre became Middleweight Champ by defeating Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw regained the Bantamweight title with a win over Cody Garbrandt and Rose Namajunas took the Strawweight title away from Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Karyn and Alan share their thoughts on what went down in those fights, as well as Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal and Paulo Costa vs Johny Hendricks.

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71 Comments on "🔴 MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #137: AND NEW! GSP, Dillashaw + Namajunas Become Champs At UFC 217"

  1. All those stupid shit JJ did was for MMA fans who love those WWE kind of stuff. A lot of them lately btw. Ppl buy into that shit so much these days it's ridiculous. If u predicted JJ to win because she seems better skilled than Rose, that's perfectly fine. Indeed JJ is a great fighter. But if u picked JJ because u think all those stupid mental warfare BS made Rose scared shitless of JJ, u've been conned.
    At the highest level, outcome of fights is dependant on how the two fighters' skills, timing, speed, strength, range-finding, technique & gameplan match up.which is hard to predict especially if the two fighters never fought before. What happens outside the cage is great for show to those fans I mentioned. The media love it too because it gives them something to write about. If fighters at the highest level get negatively affected by their opponents' BS outside of the cage (staredowns, interviews etc), that just means they were not well prepared. At world class level, that shouldn't happen imo

  2. All those stupid shit JJ did was for MMA fans who love those WWE kind of stuff. A lot of them lately btw. Ppl buy into that shit so much these days it's ridiculous. If u predicted JJ to win because she seems better skilled than Rose, that's perfectly fine. Indeed JJ is a great fighter. But if u picked JJ because u think all those stupid mental warfare BS made Rose scared shitless of JJ, u've been conned.
    At the highest level, outcome of fights is dependant on how the two fighters' skills, timing, speed, strength, range-finding, technique & gameplan match up.which is hard to predict especially if the two fighters never fought before. What happens outside the cage is great for show to those fans I mentioned. The media love it too because it gives them something to write about. If fighters at the highest level get negatively affected by their opponents' BS outside of the cage (staredowns, interviews etc), that just means they were not well prepared. At world class level, that shouldn't happen imo

  3. Agree with KB 100%. I feel like Joanna didn't overlook Rose. Rose just did some badass work and threw the whoop down. She had a sick gameplan, and she controlled the distance really well. I feel like Joanna looked a little less sharp because of Rose's fakes and faints and all the different looks she was giving JJ, that might be why JJ wasn't pulling back punches fast, she might have been trying to leave a hand out there to kind of perry. Idk… I just think that the credit should go to Rose versus Joanna being off.

  4. Agree with KB 100%. I feel like Joanna didn't overlook Rose. Rose just did some badass work and threw the whoop down. She had a sick gameplan, and she controlled the distance really well. I feel like Joanna looked a little less sharp because of Rose's fakes and faints and all the different looks she was giving JJ, that might be why JJ wasn't pulling back punches fast, she might have been trying to leave a hand out there to kind of perry. Idk… I just think that the credit should go to Rose versus Joanna being off.

  5. I'm so surprised that bisping was cautious of gsps takedowns considering how good at getting up and controlling george on the floor he was. He is a great striker but it gets hit with big shots from guys with nowhere near his technique (Henderson, Thales Leites etc) as they are able to exploit his eye injury. This makes me think he shouldn't have too many fights as he's just taking damage no matter the outcome. He can beat all the top 5 guys though but to do that he is going to have to do that out of toughness. Despite georges great win I feel like if Bisping recovered it would have been a different story as Bisping physically and technically was on the rise and george the decline. If george is to fight at 185 again it would be whittacker as he is a former welterweight but a tough matchup considering how good he looked against yoel.

  6. I'm so surprised that bisping was cautious of gsps takedowns considering how good at getting up and controlling george on the floor he was. He is a great striker but it gets hit with big shots from guys with nowhere near his technique (Henderson, Thales Leites etc) as they are able to exploit his eye injury. This makes me think he shouldn't have too many fights as he's just taking damage no matter the outcome. He can beat all the top 5 guys though but to do that he is going to have to do that out of toughness. Despite georges great win I feel like if Bisping recovered it would have been a different story as Bisping physically and technically was on the rise and george the decline. If george is to fight at 185 again it would be whittacker as he is a former welterweight but a tough matchup considering how good he looked against yoel.

  7. Talking rose vs Joanna I only saw the fight live without the benefit of rewinding but my initial thought watching live was what was rose doing when she stopped and started to move away. Only then did big john stop the fight. Rose saw the taps before anyone else and knew it was over. Big john didn't see them because he was on the other side. Watch the replay and correct me if I am wrong. Love rose and really happy for her and me for calling the win after the first stare off.

  8. Talking rose vs Joanna I only saw the fight live without the benefit of rewinding but my initial thought watching live was what was rose doing when she stopped and started to move away. Only then did big john stop the fight. Rose saw the taps before anyone else and knew it was over. Big john didn't see them because he was on the other side. Watch the replay and correct me if I am wrong. Love rose and really happy for her and me for calling the win after the first stare off.

  9. JJ really made a mistake, the sunglasses indoors and the shitty attitude – speaking to mental instability, nasty – denying the tap afterwards, boy did she lose a lot of fans and positive momentum from that loss. There seems to be little sympathy for her amongst fans.

  10. JJ really made a mistake, the sunglasses indoors and the shitty attitude – speaking to mental instability, nasty – denying the tap afterwards, boy did she lose a lot of fans and positive momentum from that loss. There seems to be little sympathy for her amongst fans.

  11. TJ winning made the bantamweight division interesting. You have 1. Dominick Cruz who has that history with TJ and it would be easy for them to sell. You have 3. Jimmie Rivera who has won 21 in a row but many fans dont know him. If they do TJ vs DJ its cause DJ has wiped out the division and that division is still trying to catch up to him and Dana cant believe DJ has made it to 11 defenses. TJ said at the post conference he has to put on muscle just to make 135 even if DJ wasnt champion, I would think TJ would still want to cut to Flyweight. Besides TJ, I wonder how many bantamweights are in the same position now, too small for 135 but nervous to cut to 125.

    So excited for Rose. She deserves everything she gets. Karyn is right. Joanna and Rose are the 2 most popular fighters at 115. I wonder if Joanna was almost being complanct in the hype for the fight. Know girl did 13 week camp. Before we got here, I had a feeling Rose would be her toughest test as champ. I agree with Alan, my gut was telling me that Joanna might have been desperate and obsessed with tying Ronda Rousey's UFC record of 6 defenses. Rose as champion will make the division interesting cause I wonder if this will light a fire under everybody, including 5. Tecia Torres and 6. Michelle Waterson who fight at UFC 218. if Tecia wins, it would be the triology if she gets the shot. She is 9-1 her lone loss to Rose at UFC on Fox 19. She beat Rose at Invicta FC 6 in 2013. If Joanna wasnt as dominate as she was as champ, I would say no she should get the rematch cause Rose finished her inside round 1. She made the division IMO, so that would be the only reason she getst he rematch. Joanna is the ultimate pro. She took time out of her own schelude to do an interview with the MMA hour Monday afternoon and everybody there was shocked. She will be back and I think this will make her stronger knowing what its like to lose and have that hunger to get it back.

    It was interesting that Tyron and Chris were on the panel with Karyn and Kenny. GSP is a Welterweight going up to Middleweight. During fight week, it was announced that UFC 221 is coming to Perth, Austrailia in February. Chris before he thanked Bisping for everything he did as a fighter said it perfectly. GSP wanted Bisping cause in his mind, he knew he couldnt beat Tyron. If Demian had won at UFC 214, I think GSP would have faced Demian instead of Mike. If GSP had lost, he would still have gone down to welterweight. Will GSP do the unification bout with Robert Whittaker as sherdog reported thursday as rumored or will Whittaker be upgraded to champ only time will tell. I dont know whats weirder GSP as CHamp or Bisping as champ.

    James Vick and Joe Duffy should have been fight of the night. that was good. James is a beast at lightweight. Why he isnt ranked who the hell knows. James better have a number next to his name when the rankings are released Wednesday? how many 8-1 fighters in the UFC arent ranked. IMO, he should be around 7 or 8.

  12. Here is the card for UFC Fight Night 120- Poirer vs Pettis
    UFC Fight Pass Prelims @ 630PM/330PM
    Middleweight Division
    Darren Sterwart 7-1, 1NC: 0-1, 1NC vs Karl Robertson 5-0

    Light Heavyweight Division
    Jake Collier 10-4: 2-3 vs. Marcel Fortuna 9-2: 1-1

    Welterweight Division
    Court McGee 18-6: 7-5 vs. Sean Strickland 18-2: 5-2

    Prelims on Fox Sports 1 @ 8PM/5PM
    Women's Strawweight Division
    Angie Hill 7-3: 2-3 vs. Nina Ansaroff 7-5: 1-2

    Lightweight Division
    Sage Northcutt 8-2: 3-2 vs. Michel Quineros 8-2: 0-1

    Women's Strawweight Division
    Tatiana Suarez 4-0: 1-0 vs. Viviane Perriera 13-0: 2-0

    Bantamweight Division
    8. John Dodson 19-8: 7-3 vs. 10. Marlon Moraes 18-5-1; 0-1

    Main Card on Fox Sports 1 @ 10PM/7PM
    Lightweight Division
    Clay Guida 33-17: 13-9 vs. Joe Lauzon 27-13: 14-10

    Bantamweight Division
    4. Raphael Assauncao 25-5: 9-2 vs. 13. Matthew Lopez 10-1: 2-1

    Middleweight Division
    Nate Marquardt 35-18-2: 14-12 vs. Cezar Ferriera 11-6: 7-4

    Heavyweight Division
    12. Junior Albani 14-2: 1-0 vs. 13. Andrei Arloviski 25-15, 1NC: 14-15

    Welterweight Division
    Matt Brown 20-16: 13-10 vs. Diego Sanchez 27-10: 16-10

    Lightweight Division
    8. Dustin Poirer 21-15, 1NC; 13-4, 1NC: vs. 13. Anthony Pettis 20-6: 7-4

  13. Here is the card for UFC Fight Night 120- Poirer vs Pettis
    UFC Fight Pass Prelims @ 630PM/330PM
    Middleweight Division
    Darren Sterwart 7-1, 1NC: 0-1, 1NC vs Karl Robertson 5-0

    Light Heavyweight Division
    Jake Collier 10-4: 2-3 vs. Marcel Fortuna 9-2: 1-1

    Welterweight Division
    Court McGee 18-6: 7-5 vs. Sean Strickland 18-2: 5-2

    Prelims on Fox Sports 1 @ 8PM/5PM
    Women's Strawweight Division
    Angie Hill 7-3: 2-3 vs. Nina Ansaroff 7-5: 1-2

    Lightweight Division
    Sage Northcutt 8-2: 3-2 vs. Michel Quineros 8-2: 0-1

    Women's Strawweight Division
    Tatiana Suarez 4-0: 1-0 vs. Viviane Perriera 13-0: 2-0

    Bantamweight Division
    8. John Dodson 19-8: 7-3 vs. 10. Marlon Moraes 18-5-1; 0-1

    Main Card on Fox Sports 1 @ 10PM/7PM
    Lightweight Division
    Clay Guida 33-17: 13-9 vs. Joe Lauzon 27-13: 14-10

    Bantamweight Division
    4. Raphael Assauncao 25-5: 9-2 vs. 13. Matthew Lopez 10-1: 2-1

    Middleweight Division
    Nate Marquardt 35-18-2: 14-12 vs. Cezar Ferriera 11-6: 7-4

    Heavyweight Division
    11. Junior Albani 14-2: 1-0 vs. 12. Andrei Arloviski 25-15, 1NC: 14-15

    Welterweight Division
    Matt Brown 20-16: 13-10 vs. Diego Sanchez 27-10: 16-10

    Lightweight Division
    8. Dustin Poirer 21-15, 1NC; 13-4, 1NC: vs. 13. Anthony Pettis 20-6: 7-4

  14. Joanna didn't look like the same Joanna who fought Jessica Penna.Something wasn't right,or like they say "styles make fights" but Rose got her work cut out for her.Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha just to name a couple

  15. Joanna didn't look like the same Joanna who fought Jessica Penna.Something wasn't right,or like they say "styles make fights" but Rose got her work cut out for her.Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha just to name a couple

  16. I agree it was definitely a late stoppage because she clearly was not trying to defend but i definitely think he did the right thing because Joanna defended the title many times so it's one of those occasions where you should give them the benefit of the doubt as one of the best champions

  17. I agree it was definitely a late stoppage because she clearly was not trying to defend but i definitely think he did the right thing because Joanna defended the title many times so it's one of those occasions where you should give them the benefit of the doubt as one of the best champions

  18. Love ya Karyn, but you just need to spit it out: she tapped!! Lol….not that it makes Joanna less tough for tapping. Shogun is a legend and as tough as they come, he tapped due to strikes. We're all human, and all human has limits. One has higher limit than the other.

    But this does make Joanna looks bad all bc of her bully acts.

  19. Love ya Karyn, but you just need to spit it out: she tapped!! Lol….not that it makes Joanna less tough for tapping. Shogun is a legend and as tough as they come, he tapped due to strikes. We're all human, and all human has limits. One has higher limit than the other.

    But this does make Joanna looks bad all bc of her bully acts.

  20. Alan, it might have been a late stoppage, but worse was that JM tapped RN’s back like a half-stop. Lucky for him JJ really was done AND Rose stopped. Rose stopped the fight, not Big John. Not his best moment.

  21. Alan, it might have been a late stoppage, but worse was that JM tapped RN’s back like a half-stop. Lucky for him JJ really was done AND Rose stopped. Rose stopped the fight, not Big John. Not his best moment.

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