Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Top 5 Dream Crossover MMA Athletes

This week, the Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat talks with two-time Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams (eat your heart out, Henry Cejudo). While we know him for his exploits on the basketball court, he’s done more than dip his toes into the MMA world. He talks about how involved he is and even breaks down some fights for us. 

And to complete the sport crossovers, we’re talking about our dream crossovers into the MMA world. Who has the body type, mic skills and raw power to make the switch to MMA?

Plus we’re talking with Geoff Neal, who fights on the main card of UFC 240, running through the news of the week, and breaking down out favorite fights on UFC 240. 

Time Stamps: 

  • 2:00 - Deron Williams Interview: Basketball to MMA

  • 14:00 - Geoff Neal Interview: Ready for the Bright Lights

  • 22:00 - Fastest Fight News: Fight Announcement Central

  • 32:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Dream MMA Crossovers 

  • 38:00 - UFC 240 Breakdown: Holy Output!

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Hand Injury Spells Long Suspension For Greg Hardy

When the UFC is out of the country, sometimes the governing bodies take a while to come out with their list of medical suspensions. In the case of October’s UFC Moscow event there was no governing body. So it's up to the UFC to hand down their suspensions internally with assistance from their medical team. 

James Krause: Never Felt LIke I Made It

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