Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Top 5 'The Ultimate Fighter' Contestants, More

With two fight cards packing this weekend with action—UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide and The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale—we decided to pack the Top Turtle MMA Podcast as well. 

We start it all off by talking with Jimmy Crute prior to his UFC Adelaide showdown vs. Paul Craig. In a division mostly consumed with older fighters, this 22-year-old Australian looks to make his name. We talk about that fight and what it was like to hear kind words from his new boss. 

Then, we’re running down the news of the week. A once-hot prospect is out of the UFC and another is fighting a legend. Hear our take on both situations. 

In honor of The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale this Friday, we’re breaking down the best five to ever live in the TUF house. Plus, we’re breaking down that Friday fight card along with Saturday’s offering in Adelaide. It’s a big weekend and we’ve got you covered.  

Time Stamps

  • 1:00 - Jimmy Crute Interview: When the Boss Gives You Praise

  • 10:00 - UFC News of the Week: Prospect vs. Legend on Tap

  • 17:00 - Combat Countdown: Top Five TUF Veterans

  • 26:00 - TUF Finale/UFC Adelaide Breakdown: Big Weekend

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Dan Ige On Unique Side Job: 'That's Just How I'm Getting By'

A well-known secret in the world of MMA is that a lot of entry level UFC fighters have second jobs. UFC Brooklyn’s Geoff Neal is a waiter on the side, Adam Milstead works on a pipeline—and there are plenty of other examples.