Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Featuring Grant Dawson + Ode Osbourne

The UFC is still a couple weeks away from coming back to us, but we’ve still got the goods for listeners this week. 

While UFC 246 is two weeks away, we still have two of the fighters throwing fisticuffs on that card chatting about their bouts. First, Grant Dawson stops by to not only talk about his fight with Chas Skelly, but also about the year he spent out of the cage. A false positive USADA test nearly derailed his career before it started, and he talks us through what that year was like. Then Ode Osbourne chats with “Gumby” about his bout with Brian Kelleher. It’s a huge matchup for a guy in his debut, but Osbourne, ever the smooth talker, tells us why he’s ready for it. 

Plus, we bring back the Combat Countdown! For 4 years straight, an unranked fighters has risen to a title shot by the end of the calendar year: Cody Garbrandt, Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony Smith, and Weili Zhang. Could another person do it this year? We’re counting down the 5 most likely (plus a handful of honorable mentions). Don’t miss it. 


  • 2:00 - Grant Dawson Interview: A Hard Year’s Work

  • 11:15 - Ode Osbourne Interview: Picasso of MMA

  • 26:30 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Unranked Contenders

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