The Hammer MMA Radio
The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 309

While it may be flying under the radar compared to this summer's other big UFC events, this Saturday night's UFC 202: Lawler vs. Woodley gives UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler another chance to have the fight of the year against contender Tyron Woodley. This episode we preview all of the fights on the card, including a solid Women's Strawweight co-main event between Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

In the second half of the show we recap last weekend's UFC On Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko, discuss the
upcoming Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel and WSOF 32: Moraes vs. Hill 2, as well as even more
discussion of Brock Lesnar's USADA test failures.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 308

The UFC returns to Fox this Saturday night for UFC On Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko. We begin this week's episode by previewing that event, which includes both the return of Holly Holm, and a high level Lightweight co-main event between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez.

Then it's a whole lot of USADA drug test talk, what with Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones' provisional suspensions, Chad Mendes' two-year suspension, and the delayed UFC debut of Norway's Emil Meek.

Finally we look back on the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker and Bellator 158: Lima vs. Daley.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 307

UFC International Fight Week, along with it's three consecutive nights of UFC events, is finally over. We spend most of this week's episode discussing the results of UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes, The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, and UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez. Between the three newly crowned UFC Champions, the resurgence of Brock Lesnar, and the literally dozens of fights that just went down, we have no shortage of things to talk about.

Then we move right along to previewing the upcoming UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker, a rare Wednesday night event that recently lost it's main event, but still has just enough interesting fights on deck to look out for.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 306

This week's episode is our huge UFC 200: Lesnar vs. Hunt preview, and it looks like Jon Jones has just been removed from the main event at the last minute.

We spend the first half of the show breaking down the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship match between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, and the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship match between Miesha Tate and Amanada Nunes.

In the second half of the show we break down the rest of the card including the new main event of Brock Lesnar facing Mark Hunt, some important comeback fights for Cain Velasquez, Johny Hendricks, TJ Dillashaw and Sage Northcutt, and some must-watch fights which will be featured on the UFC Fight Pass service.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 305

While we wait for the upcoming UFC International Fight Week, we've caught up with a few current and former UFC fighters for interviews. First up is former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman who discusses his budding rivalry with Michael Bisping. Also this episode, we have interviews with Scottish UFC Lightweight Stevie Ray, and former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown.

In addition we spend some time previewing the most intriguing fights from July 7th's UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez and July 8th's The Ultimate Fighter Finale 23: Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha.

Finally, we take a few moments to remember one of of favorite guests, Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo, following his tragic passing last weekend.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 304

We're back from UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson in Ottawa, and this episode we recap all of the fights along with post-fight interviews with Misha Cirkunov, Krysztof Jotko, Joe Soto, Elias Theodorou, Randa Markos, Colby Covington and Johnathan Meunier.

We also discuss a couple of inescapable rumors from the past week, with the potential UFC sale and the increasingly likely return of former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - UFC Ottawa Pre-Fight Interviews #2 (Patrick Cote, Joanne Calderwood, Valerie Letourneau, Tom Wright)

This is our last episode before UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson takes place, and we have pre-fight interviews with co-main eventer Patrick Cote, UFC Women's Flyweight opponents Joanne Calderwood and Valerie Letourneau, and UFC Director of Operations for Canada, Tom Wright.

We are also joined by Sportsnet's James Lynch for a last minute breakdown of all of this weekend's fights, now that the weigh-ins have been completed.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - UFC Ottawa Pre-Fight Interviews (Rory MacDonald, Donald Cerrone, Stephen Thompson, Misha Cirkunov)

We're currently on the road in Ottawa covering the upcoming UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson, and this is our first of two episodes of pre-fight interviews with many of the fighters competing on that event.

This episode we speak with Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson about how they feel about facing each other in Saturday's main event, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone shoots straight about USADA, weight cutting, football, and how much he just hates Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov discusses his third fight in the UFC.

Keep checking back for more UFC Ottawa pre-fight coverage and interviews over the next few days.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 303

This week we are joined by Canadian MMA journalist Adam Martin to preview this Saturday night's UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson. We break down the entire card including the Welterweight main event between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson, the co-main event of Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote, and the first ever UFC Women's Flyweight fight.

During the second half of the show we discuss some of the week's biggest MMA stories including the unfortunate passing of Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, more on Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC, and USADA updates on Tim Means and Chad Mendes.

Also, we will be in Ottawa all week covering UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs. Thompson, so check back regularly throughout the week for multiple bonus podcasts featuring behind-the-scenes stories and interviews from the fighters competing at UFC Ottawa.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

 

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The Hammer MMA Radio - Episode 302

Last Saturday night's UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping event proved to be was an extremely newsworthy show, both inside and outside of the cage.

During the first half of this week's episode we discuss Michael Bisping's UFC Middleweight Championship win, the seeming end of the ten year Dominick Cruz vs. Uriah Faber rivalry, yet another instance of Dan Henderson turning back the clock, and more.

In the second half of the show we get into all of the MMA news from the past few days including Brock Lesnar's unexpected return to the UFC, the confirmed date of the Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch, and the recent controversy surrounding MMA reporter Ariel Helwani.

Note: Between the recording of this week's episode and the podcast upload, we recieved news that Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson passed away today at age 42. We give our condolences to his family.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, David Abraham and Greg Persson. 

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

 

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