Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 243)

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This may be one week away from the PPV card everybody has been waiting for, but that doesn’t mean the UFC event this weekend isn’t still bringing the heat. And, of course, Top Turtle is as well. 

Gumby is bringing you all the interviews from fighters throwing down this weekend. First Modestas Bukauskas stops by and discusses how he got into the sport with his badass dad. Then Mark Striegl talks about his long road to a UFC debut. And finally, Jamie Mullarkey discusses making it to the UFC from a lesser known spot in Australia. 

All that and a gambling breakdown that you don’t want to miss - “Fights, Dogs and Parlays”

Timestamps: 

  • 1:34 - Modestas Bukauskas Interview: NHB Dad

  • 16:29 - Mark Striegl Interview: A Long, Winding Road

  • 29:16 - Jamie Mullarkey Interview: Representing

  • 42:18 - Fights, Dogs, and Parlays: UFC Fight Island 6

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Alan Jouban Talks Retirement & Legacy Fights

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April 13th, 2019 - that was the last time we saw Alan Jouban step into the famed octagon. 

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Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 248)

Top Turtle MMA Podcast

The UFC is back on pay-per-view this weekend, but Top Turtle is bringing you the goods for free. 

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Q&A: How The Effects Of Shutdown Brought Tom DeBlass Out of Retirement

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Tom DeBlass last competed in grappling in August of 2019 with a submission win in Atlantic City. The ADCC vet is known as one of the most influential figures in the grappling community and he makes his return to action in a title match at Fight to Win 157 on Nov 14. 

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DeBlass Breaks Retirement To Challenge For Masters Title At F2W 157

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Fight to Win is back in Philadelphia this weekend for Fight To Win 157. In this edition, Tom DeBlass will step out of retirement to challenge for the no-gi masters belt against a masters wrecking ball, Chad "Kodiak" Fields. In the co-main event, Gabriel Almeida will take on Vagner Rocha.

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Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 247)

Top Turtle MMA Podcast

Well, Paul Felder stepped up, so we figured we’d better step up too. Top Turtle is back at it again this week with all the good stuff. 

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Khaos Williams: Lockdown Led to TMT & Jackson-Wink

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The story has been told time and time again of the fighter who had things lined up, who was ready to cash in on that opportunity, to turn a corner - but the COVID lockdown and gyms closing got in the way. 

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Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 246)

Top Turtle MMA Podcast

After an emotion last week that saw the end (maybe?) of one of the greatest career’s we’ve ever seen, we try to move on with our lives. Luckily, there’s always another UFC event right around the corner. 

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How Max Griffin Got His Groove Back

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A career as a professional fighter is not all glitz and glamour (if it is at all), but it’s especially hard when close decisions aren’t going your way. 

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Most Exciting Teams Coming To Subversiv 4

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Usually a once-annual show, Subversiv is back for the second time in 2020, and this time, it’s on the East Coast.

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Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 245)

Top Turtle MMA Podcast

Well, our second go round on Fight Island has come to a close, but the UFC machine just keeps on running. So why not lean on the guys from Top Turtle to keep you going too. 

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