Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Ranking The Top 5 Interim Fighters

People seem to hate interim title fights, but here we are this weekend with two amazing interim title fights on tap: Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum. 

UFC 236 breaks the mold, and we want to continue that tradition. Not only are we talking about the two big fights, but we're counting down the best fighters to never win a "real" belt after having fought for the part-time strap.

We're also talking with a whole crew of UFC 236 fighters. Eryk Anders discusses his fight with Khalil Roundtree, Andre Soukhamthath talks New England MMA and Alan Jouban chats about his acting career.

Oh and let's not forget the TJ Dillashaw fallout.

Time Stamps: 

  • 2:00 - Alan Jouban Interview: Heading to the silver screen

  • 15:00 - Eryk Anders Interview: Money-weight or bust

  • 23:00 - Fastest Fight News: TJ tarnished

  • 40:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Interim Fighters

  • 47:00 - UFC 236 Preview: Interim, Interim

  • 50:30 - Andre Soukhamthath Interview: Northeast MMA 4E

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