Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Ranking Top 5 Australia, New Zealand Prospects

On this week’s Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat, “Gumby” and Dave discuss the fallout from UFC Fortaleza. From Jose Aldo’s refusal to go quietly into the night to the rapid ascension of Johnny Walker, we’ve got it all. 

Plus, we talk with UFC Fortaleza’s Max Griffin about his fight with Thiago Alves, a bout he lost on the scorecards. There aren’t many people who agreed with that decision, and Griffin shares a few extra who disagreed as well. What will all of it mean for his career and his wallet?

Then we’re going with all things ‘Down Unda’ with UFC 234 from Melbourne. In addition to our usual fight card breakdown, we’re also heading to Australia (and New Zealand) for our Combat Countdown. This week’s countdown looks to the top 5 prospects from either of those two countries, and there are a lot of them fighting this weekend. 

Time Stamps: 

  • 2:00 - Max Griffin Interview: The $70k that never arrived

  • 13:00 - Fastest Fight News: Fortaleza and Flyweights

  • 25:00 - Combat Countdown: Top Five Australian and Kiwi Prospects

  • 33:00 - UFC Fortaleza Breakdown: Going with the Locals

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And if you’d like to contact the show, you can do so by tweeting @TopTurtleMMA and @FloCombat or emailing the show at TopTurtleMMA@gmail.com. Currently, we are accepting all love and hate mail. 

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Split Decisions With Jorge Masvidal

UFC 239 promised some incredible action, and boy did it deliver. We’re breaking down all the big stories that came out of this past weekend, including debating the main events scorecards from the title fight between Jon Jones and Thiago Santos and talking about Jorge Masvidal’s potential title shot. 

Valor Fighting Challenge 61 Full Preview, How To Watch

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FloCombat Prospect Of The Week: Uros Jurisic

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Ben Askren Says It's 'Pretty Obvious' He's In Jorge Masvidal's Head

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Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Top 5 Fights Left In 2019

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Cowboy Fight Series 2: Watch Four Title Fights Live On FloCombat

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The brainchild of perennial UFC lightweight contender and legend Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Cowboy Fight Series, is back with its second event this Saturday, live at 5:30 p.m. from Gold’s Gym in Sterling, Virginia, and streaming on FloCombat.

Luis Pena's Newfound Philosophy: Have Fun Hitting People In The Face

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By Mike Heck 

Luis Pena lived up to his “Violent Bob Ross” moniker in a big way on Saturday afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina, at UFC on ESPN+ 12. 

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In the heart of many fighters is the desire to go out and beat their opponents at their own game. Jack Hermansson openly stated it before he went in to face Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza: He wanted to grapple with the very best and show that he could handle it. Ian Heinisch said as much when he faced Antonio Carlos Junior. Both men stepped into the belly of the beast and came out the other side victorious.