The Hammer MMA Radio

Two UFC Championship fights take place on this Saturday night's UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier event. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Daniel Cormier will compete to determine the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, a title vacated by Jon Jones following his recent legal issues.

Then the UFC Middleweight Championship will be defended for the first time in almost a year when Chris Weidman meets Vitor Belfort. We spend most of this episode previewing those two huge matches, as well as the rest of a pretty stacked PPV card.

Later in the show we also discuss last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber results, changes to the Nevada Athletic Commission drug testing penalties, Bellator 137 results, and Jessica Aguilar's free agent status.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week host Rob Veevers is joined by Canadian Welterweight Ryan Dickson (10-3)to discuss his upcoming hometown fight with Jason Witt at the May 30th Global Warriors event in Burlington, Ontario.

Then Reed Duthie joins in to continue the discussion about Global Warriors. Reed is the media ambassador for the event, and is also the co-host of the MMA Cave television show in Hamilton, Ontario.

For fans in the Southern Ontario area, make sure to check out this week's show for the chance to win tickets to see Ryan's fight on May 30th, as well as some awesome gear from Martial Law Clothing.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber takes place this weekend, as former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber heads back up to the weight class that he made famous to meet one-time UFC Featherweight title contender Frankie Edgar. We break down that exciting matchup, as well as the rest of the fights on this early morning event from The Phillipines. 

Then we return to last week's discussion of the UFC and Reebok partnership, as many more UFC fighters have expressed their opinions on the implications of this deal in the last few days.

Finally, we spend some time recapping the results of the recent UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt card, and previewing the Bellator Middleweight Championship fight between Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This episode we have a long discussion debating the UFC's exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok. We begin with a few words from Georges St. Pierre himself, before delving deep into the history of sponsorship in the UFC, the projected tiered payout system, and the pros and cons of what we know so far regarding this approach to fighter sponsorship.

We also spend some time previewing this weekend's UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt event taking place in Australia, and breaking down some of the more notable UFC fight card changes from the past week. 

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week Rob is joined by Canadian Lightweight Adam "Maverick" Assenza.  Adam will be fighting on the Global Warriors event on May 30th, 2015 in his hometown of Burlington, Ontario.  Adam discusses how it feels to fight so close to home, finding fights in Canada, and how it feels to train for a TBA opponent. 

Also if you are in the Southern Ontario area, Global Warriors and Martial Law Clothing are giving away tickets and apparel to promote the May 30th event featuring Adam's fight. Listen to this episode for more details.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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The first half of this week's episode is focused on Jon "Bones" Jones and the hit-and-run that he was allegedly involved in last Sunday morning. So far it has cost him his UFC 187 headlining spot, his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, and his Reebok sponsorship.  We discuss what the suspension of one of UFC's biggest stars means for the company, to the Light Heavyweight division, and to Jon Jones himself.

Then we look back at last weekend's UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi PPV and it's fitting that we are joined by The Parting Shot Podcast's James Lynch, as well as The Hammer MMA Canada's Rob Veevers, both of whom were there with us in Montreal covering the event.

Spread throughout the show we also have post-fight interviews with many of the UFC 186 fighters including Patrick Cote, Alexis Davis, Sarah Kaufman, Chad Laprise, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Nordine Taleb, Valérie Létourneau and Randa Markos.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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Rob is back from covering UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi in Montreal, and the Canadian MMA events just keep on coming.  This week he's joined by Hybrid Combat 3 Lightweight "Daniel-San" Larivière prior to his fight with David Moon in Gatineau, Quebec this Saturday May 2nd.

Also top-three Canadian Flyweight Adrian Woolley dropped in for a candid interview at the UFC 186 host hotel to discuss his upcoming Global Warriors fight in Burlington on May 30th, and much more.  

Global Warriors and Martial Law Clothing are giving away tickets and apparel to promote the May 30th Global Warriors event. Listen to this episode for more details.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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This is our last show from Montreal and we have a ton of interviews with most of the UFC 186 main card fighters. During this episode we speak with UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Fabio Maldonado, Michael Bisping, CB Dollaway, John Makdessi, and UFC newcomer Shane Campbell.

We also give our last minute thoughts on Saturday night's UFC 186 card following the weigh-ins.

Join us again this Wednesday for a ton of post-fight interviews following UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Rob Veevers. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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The Hammer MMA Radio is currently in Montreal for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi.  On this bonus episode we have interviews with UFC 186 fighters Patrick Cote, Sarah Kaufman, Alexis Davis, Chad Laprise, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Nordine Taleb, Chris Clements, Jessica Rakoczy, Valérie Létourneau and Randa Markos.

Keep checking back all week for multiple bonus episodes on location from Montreal including interviews with all of the main card fighters competing this Saturday night at UFC 186.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Rob Veevers. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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The Hammer MMA Radio crew are on the way to Montreal for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi.  Joining us on that trip, as well as on this episode, are Fightland contributer Shawn Smith and The Hammer MMA Canada host Rob Veevers.

This is an extra-long two hour episode that begins with a huge preview of UFC 186. There hasn't been a ton of mainstream interest in this event but we break down the entire card from the UFC Flyweight Championship main event to the Fight Pass exclusive Women's Strawweight fights.

Following that Rob Veevers takes over the middle segment of the show to discuss MMA in Canada, including a likely Titan FC event in June, a Global Warriors event in Ontario next month, and some discussion as to why live MMA has essentially disapeared from the province of Ontario.

Finally we wrap up this massive episode with a full recap of last Saturday night's UFC On Fox: Rockhold vs. Machida, and a preview of Friday night's Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza.

Keep checking back all week for multiple bonus episodes on location from Montreal including interviews with many of the fighters competing at UFC 186.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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