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. 

First, Gumby will be talking with two of the fighters on the show this weekend. Roque Martinez pops in first and discusses why if it wasn’t for COVID, he may have never been in the UFC. He also shares his love for Pride FC and how it inspired his career. Then Khaos Williams drops by to talk about the slugfest he anticipates with Abdul Razak Alhassan. 

And if that isn’t enough, Shockwave and Gumby are giving you their thoughts on some of the big fights on this card. They also give you the gambling advice that you need to get that bank account back in the black. 

Timestamps: 

  • 1:45 - Roque Martinez Interview: Pride Never Dies

  • 11:57 - Khaos Williams Interview: Encore

  • 28:10 - Fights, Dogs, and Parlays: UFC Vegas 14

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