Top Turtle MMA Podcast (Episode 248)

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

First, Gumby is sitting down with a couple of the guys from this weekend’s UFC 255 card. Brandon Royval pops by first to discuss fighting Brandon Moreno and the possibility of getting a title shot. Then UFC mainstay Alan Jouban talks about his career winding down and looking for legacy fights to close it out. 

Then Gumby is joined by Shockwave Dave to break down the card on “Fights, Dogs, and Parlays”. Their parlay of Alex Morono and Tony Gravely landed last week, so be sure to check out what they have up their sleeves this weekend.

Timestamps: 

  • 2:27 - Brandon Royval Interview: A Crazy 6 Months

  • 13:31 - Alan Jouban Interview: The End is Near?

  • 29:30 - Fights, Dogs, and Parlays: UFC255 

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