MMA / Jiu Jitsu

Ep. 65 – Youssef Zalal, professional MMA fighter who has sights set on the UFC

Youssef Zalal is a professional MMA fighter with a current unbeaten record of 5-0.  Hear about his path from Morocco to the United States, how MMA became a part of his life, the pain he experienced in losing his brother in an automobile accident three years ago, and how he uses that pain to fuel his fire to assure he achieves his goal of making it to the UFC.

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Ep. 64 – Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, UFC light heavyweight title contender :: It Takes the Heart of a Lion to Embrace Adversity

Anthony Smith is currently the #3 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.  In this episode, hear about his adversity-filled journey to get to where he is today, the people he holds responsible for helping him achieve success, and his outlook on his UFC future as he eyes a title shot in 2019.

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Ep. 59 – Nathan Orchard, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo

Nathan Orchard is a 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Eddie Bravo.  Having recently married, he moved from Portland to Seattle with his wife and is set to open 10th Planet Seattle on October 1st.  In this episode, he talks about his Jiu Jitsu journey and sheds light into the martial arts way of life.

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Ep. 46 – Troy L. Smith, entertainment and UFC reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com

Troy L. Smith is an entertainment reporter at the Cleveland Plain Dealer who also covers the UFC.  In this episode, we cover all things UFC, including talk on Cormier and Miocic, Dana White, the future of the sport and organization, and touch on some of the top fighters from each division.

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Intro music: Money Team by Friyie

 

Ep. 44 – Stuart Cooper, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, MMA film maker, and current BJJ head coach at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket

Stuart Cooper is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and current BJJ head coach at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.  After beginning his BJJ journey ten years ago, he stumbled upon creating short films and documentaries of BJJ fighters during a time where he was injured and had no choice but to observe from the sidelines.  It was during this time that Stuart Cooper Films was born.

From humble beginnings to now BJJ head coach at one of the world’s leading MMA facilities, hear about Stuart Cooper’s incredible journey of learning from – and now coaching – some of the world’s premier BJJ and MMA athletes.

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Ep. 41 – Will Harris, award winning cinematographer who has catapulted into the MMA scene through his ‘Anatomy of a Fighter’ documentaries

Will Harris is the founder of Will Harris Productions, an award winning cinematography company focusing on documentaries, feature films, short films and weddings.  His popular documentary series, “Anatomy of a Fighter,” has catapulted him onto the MMA scene.  He is responsible for the footage of the infamous Conor McGregor bus attack incident and also recently returned from Dagestan, Russia after covering Khabib Nurmagomedov’s training and lifestyle.

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Ep. 32 – Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier, current UFC light heavyweight champion, MMA analyst, former Olympian, and all around family man

Daniel “DC” Cormier is the current UFC light heavyweight champion.  A lifelong ambassador of the sport of MMA, he also is a TV analyst on Fox Sports and color commentator on Pay-Per-View.  

DC’s journey in combat sports began at the ripe age of 10 when he first started wrestling.  From there, he would go on to become a state champ in high school and would continue through college to the Olympics; and then from Strikeforce to the UFC.  In this episode, hear about DC’s remarkable ascent within the MMA world as he prepares for a super fight on July 7, 2018 with current UFC heavyweight champ, Stipe Miocic.

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Ep. 31 – Jim Walter, MMA manager representing current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic

Jim Walter is an MMA manager who represents current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic.

A finance and accounting major, Jim began his career in management consulting in 2010, gaining invaluable experiences working with high level corporate clients nationwide.  Since 2015, he has been leveraging those experiences to create a premier sports management firm by offering his clients unparalleled levels of service.  From contract negotiations to marketing to the great responsibilities that come with representing the UFC heavyweight champ, you won’t want to miss this insightful episode with JW Management principal, Jim Walter.

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