On Episode 163 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw to discuss his upcoming rematch with Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 on July 9th. After that we're joined by MMA investigative journalist Mike Russell who reflects on the life of former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo, who passed away tragically last week. Finally we're joined by 59-fight veteran Joe Riggs, who takes on Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 on August 13th.
Three Two with Izi Garcia (@Izi_Garcia)
1) Quick Picks - TUF 23 Finale
2) Quick Picks - UFC 200
Interview: TJ Dillashaw (UFC bantamweight) - 38 mins in
TJ talks about losing his title to Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81, why not getting a rematch and fighting Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 isn't a bad consolation prize. TJ also talks about former teammate Urijah Faber, potential matchup with Bryan Caraway and the influence Perfecting Athletes has had on his diet/weight cut.
Interview: Mike Russell (MMA journalist) - 56 mins in
Mike reflects on the life of former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo, talks about the issues regarding the Ontario Athletic Comission and gives an update on his investigative work regarding manager Ali Abdel Aziz and the impact he had with fighters competing for WSOF.
Interview: Joe Riggs (Valor Fights middleweight) - 1hr 55 mins in
Joe talks about his MMA career, his matchup against referee Herb Dean, his hospital fight against Nick Diaz and competing at the Playboy Mansion for Strikeforce against Eugene Jackson. He also talks about facing Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 and his upcoming fight with Cody McKenzie in October up in Canada.
James' Bet Of The Week (5Dimes.eu)
Frankie Edgar/Miesha Tate parlay +151 (UFC 200)
We answered all your questions that were submitted to @partingshotmma on Sunday
James - Bellator not thinking of fighter safety booking Matt Mitrione so quickly
Carlin - Ontario MMA community needs to take action and stop complaining about the OAC.
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