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On the Mic is a podcast platform with four different kinds of shows. A general podcast and three dedicated sports shows - football, MMA and cricket.

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On the Mic is a podcast platform with four different kinds of shows. A general podcast and three dedicated sports shows - football, MMA and cricket.

    Muhammad Taha | POPO FC | National Challenge Cup | Pakistan U-16 Team | Pressing Matters #57

    Muhammad Taha | POPO FC | National Challenge Cup | Pakistan U-16 Team | Pressing Matters #57

    "Muhammad Taha is the captain and defensive midfielder of POPO FC Islamabad. He has also represented Pakistan's national team at youth level and was the vice-captain for the Pakistan U-16 national team.

    Taha talks to us about his footballing journey along with POPO FC's incredibly young team and entertaining playing style that made everyone fall in love with them during the National Challenge Cup 2020. There is also a discussion about the what the next steps should be for Taha, POPO FC and Pakistani football in general.

    Edited by: Umer Fasie Bashir  

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    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    1:15 - Taha's footballing journey
    2:45 - Taha's development as a player
    7:00 - The impact of training with some of Pakistan's best players at KRL FC
    8:20 - The massive influence of POPO's owner Haris and coach Shahzad Anwar's
    9:30 - POPO FC's incredibly low average age for the National Challenge Cup 2020 squad!
    10:30 - Playing for Pakistan U-16 national team
    11:15 - Enjoyable training sessions are really beneficial and important for young players
    13:30 - The problems with national team youth batches in Pakistan
    15:30 - Discussion on PFF Technical Director's plans for youth development and on Pakistan's football problems
    19:00 - Departmental model is not the way forward for Pakistani football development
    20:30 - Who are Taha's footballing inspirations and role models
    22:45 - Taha's big future plans in football
    26:30 - POPO FC talk
    29:00 - It is not easy to become a top-level footballer; the dedication, commitment and sacrifices are huge
    32:45 - POPO FC's playing style, footballing principles and values
    35:20 - POPO's similarities with Karachi United
    36:20 - POPO FC's National Challenge Cup (NCC) 2020 campaign
    39:00 - The pros and cons of having such a young team for NCC 2020
    41:00 - Football fans fell in love with POPO FC because they were everything football is about"

    #POPOFC #NationalChallengeCup #PFF

    • 43 min
    Bashir Ahmad | Shaheen Academy | Flogger 6 | Boxing in Pakistan | PAKMMA | The Weigh In #32

    Bashir Ahmad | Shaheen Academy | Flogger 6 | Boxing in Pakistan | PAKMMA | The Weigh In #32

    Bashir Ahmad is known as "The Godfather" of Pakistani MMA for being the central figure that helped regulate the sport around its inception. He is now an executive at ONE Championship and is still the driving force behind the incredible Shaheen Academy.



    Daniyal Nasir Mirza and Bashir Ahmad talk about Shaheen Academy, boxing in Pakistan (Team Wazeer and AK Promotions), Flogger Series 6 x PakMMA and A LOT more.



    This is Pakistan's No.1 Combat Sports Platform:

    This is THE WEIGH IN.



    Edited by Umer Fasie Bashir



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    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    04:45 - Shaheen Academy 

    08:50 - Tim Betts's 10 HOUR SHADOWBOXING marathon for Shaheen

    10:18 - The support Shaheen has been getting

    12:34 - The first fight Daniyal called: Abu Bakar “The Golden Sparrow”

    13:22 - YOU CAN HELP: give Shaheen lectures on anything at all

    16:54 - What the future will look like for Shaheen Academy

    18:10 - Muzammil Aziz: the hardest and best worker in PakMMA

    19:20 - The instructors of Shaheen: on to the next level: Irfan, Owais, Sameer, Hassan

    21:43 - You can’t rush success

    22:57 - TOP GUY TALK: is Mehmosh Raza PakMMA’s top guy right now?

    27:15 - The Godfather & The Podfather

    27:41 - AK Promotions & Team Wazeer: drama and division in Pakistani boxing?

    31:18 - Hosting shows on the same day: how big is the pie?

    32:34 - Who booked their boxing show first?: AK Promotions or Team Wazeer?

    33:44 - Bashir “Somchai” Ahmad vs Amir “King” Khan?!

    37:54 - Flogger Series 6 x SAGMMA 

    43:11 - Bashir Ahmad reminiscences the first EVER Pakistan Afghanistan card

    46:50 - WE WON THE PAK VS AFGHANISTAN at Flogger Series 6 x SAGMMA

    51:59 - Najm Khan is Bashir Ahmad’s hero

    55:03 - Bashir Ahmad’s State of PakMMA Address Pt. 2

    • 58 min
    Nasir Khan Yousafzai | Flogger Series | KAK’S Fight Club | The Weigh In #31

    Nasir Khan Yousafzai | Flogger Series | KAK’S Fight Club | The Weigh In #31

    This #NewYears we give you the greatest gift of all, the man who has been carrying the #PAKMMA Scene on his back, Muhammad Nasir Khan Yousafzai. We got to talk to him way back in September 2020. This episode is a time capsule, it is proof that this man lives by his word and he does what he said will be done. He gave amazing insight into the PAKMMA Landscape with such finesse, intelligence and humility. Nasir Bhai graced our microphones with truths that must be heard by all. You don't want to miss out on this one.



    This is Pakistan's No.1 Combat Sports Platform:

    This is THE WEIGH IN.



    Edited by Umer Fasie Bashir



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    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    00:57 - The story behind Flogger Series

    05:28 - The history of major MMA promotions in Pakistan

    07:48 - What does Nasir get from the Flogger Series?

    11:50 - The incredible story of Rafiq Afridi 

    18:30 - Are we losing good fighters to international MMA promotions?

    23:20 - Fans, crowds and promoting sports

    29:15 - The event that changed MMA for Pakistan: Khabib vs Conor

    34:10 - PakMMA needs good talkers

    35:55 - Nasir Khan and how he manages EVERYTHING

    39:30 - Nasir’s request to Pakistani MMA fighters

    41:55 - How Flogger Series put on shows UNDERGROUND during COVID

    43:30 - Ismail “The Volcano” Khan

    47:04 - Is there enough opportunities in Pakistan to fight?

    54:00 - Professionalism in MMA

    59:05 - Bashir Ahmad’s “system”: do we need to bring it back?

    1:03:38 - Do we need another grand regulator like Bashir Ahmad?

    1:09:00 - KAK’S Fight Club and training philosophy

    1:12:25 - Prospects coming out of KAK’S Fight Club

    1:16:30 - No Excuses



    #PAKMMA #FloggerSeries #NasirKhan

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Daniel Limones | PFF | Technical Director | National Challenge Cup | Pressing Matters #56

    Daniel Limones | PFF | Technical Director | National Challenge Cup | Pressing Matters #56

    Daniel Limones is a UEFA Pro License Coach who is the current Technical Director of the Pakistan Football Federation. He has worked with Spanish clubs like Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in the past.

    Daniel talks to us about the recent and hugely successful National Challenge Cup 2020, along with other important talking points in Pakistan's football development: the footballing identity he wants to create, Pakistan men's and women's national teams, empowering local coaches, and youth development.



    Edited by: Umer Fasie Bashir



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    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    1:00 - Daniel's last conversation with us and Pakistani football's progress in the last few months

    4:30 - Creating hype for Pakistani football

    5:30 - National Challenge Cup (NCC) 2020

    7:30 - NCC 2020 went even better than Daniel expected

    9:30 - Daniel's thoughts on the level of football in the NCC 2020 and Pakistan's football evolution

    14:50 - "For me, football is a game of behaviours"

    18:50 - Daniel's game model and his preferred footballing identity for Pakistan

    22:45 - Biggest surprises of NCC 2020 (feat. POPO FC)

    25:15 - Pakistan Women's National Team Camp 2020

    26:45 - 2021 Plans for Pakistan Men's and Women's National Teams

    28:45 - Daniel's analysis of players in NCC 2020 for the Pakistan Men's National Team

    32:45 - Having regular training camps for the National Team

    34:10 - AFC 'C' License Coaching Course and increasing the talent pool of local coaches

    39:10 - What is the pathway for people who want to get into football coaching?

    40:30 - Empowering local coaches

    42:45 - Future coaching courses to be conducted by Pakistan Football Federation

    44:10 - Youth football and grassroots development

    47:30 - Engaging more kids in football

    50:30 - Youth-level domestic competitions and regular football activity for the youth

    55:05 - Details on the Pakistan Premier League 2021

    • 57 min
    Mehmosh Raza | BRAVE 43 | Pakistani MMA | The Renegade | The Weigh In #30

    Mehmosh Raza | BRAVE 43 | Pakistani MMA | The Renegade | The Weigh In #30

    This Christmas we bring you the best of the best, the great, the amazing, Mehmosh Raza! The Renegade graced our mics with his presence from all the way from the UK. Listen to him tell us about his training leading up to Brave 53, the aftermath of his victory and how much hope he has in the talent of Pakistan MMA!

    This is Pakistan's #1 Combat Sports Platform:
    This is THE WEIGH IN.

    Edited by Umer Fasie Bashir

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    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    01:42 - How beautiful is Phill Campbell
    04:50 - Mehmosh is a superstar
    10:15 - Blinders on and being grateful
    13:30 - How Mehmosh feels before a fight
    18:00 - Marcus "Thunderman" Paul
    21:42- The Titan's Akhara
    27:55 - Full time fighter
    30:10 - A quick turnaround?
    34:00 - 3WL
    35:35 - Top guy shit and dealing with adversity
    42:00 - PakMMA says times up
    43:20 - Ismail Khan vs Ayub Khan, Nasir Khan & Flogger
    51:00 - Ahmed Mujtaba
    57:00 - Growing together
    1:00:00 - Mehmosh take us home

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mir Shabbar & Assaam Sani | PFF | National Challenge Cup | Pakistan Football | Pressing Matters #55

    Mir Shabbar & Assaam Sani | PFF | National Challenge Cup | Pakistan Football | Pressing Matters #55

    Mir Shabbar Ali is the Media and Communications Manager at Pakistan Football Federation (PFF). Assaam Sani is the Head of Marketing at PFF. They are currently handling all the marketing, social media and branding work for the organisation.

    Shabbar and Assaam join us in the studio to talk about the work being done to restart football activity in Pakistan and make sure it doesn't stop. They chat about the importance of revamping and rebranding the social media/marketing aspect of PFF, what motivates them to do so, and the huge growth/support they have experienced. The two also highlight what their future plans are and how Pakistani football can move towards the next level. Lastly, Shabbar and Assaam discuss the National Challenge Cup 2020 and predict who will win the remaining matches!

    Edited by: Umer Fasie Bashir  

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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    2:40 - Shabbar and Assaam's experience with PFF so far
    6:30 - Restarting regular football activity in Pakistan and the opportunities/benefits that come with it
    8:00 - Pakistani football is a blank slate waiting to be filled
    9:10 - Organising PFF B-Division 2020
    12:20 - PFF's AMAZING social media growth in the last few months
    14:50 - People were craving for Pakistani football activity and coverage
    19:40 - Pakistani football's marketing and corporate potential compared to cricket
    25:00 - What does cricket get right that football doesn't in Pakistan?
    28:30 - Revamping PFF's social media strategy/content (+ the motivation to continue with it)
    32:25 - Special shoutout to Daniel Limones' iPhone
    34:00 - Setting standards and constantly improving those standards
    38:20 - Organising and conducting the largest ever National Challenge Cup 2020 in Pakistani football history
    42:00 - Shoutout to PFF's media team members and interns
    43:00 - What's next for PFF media and marketing?
    44:30 - Shabbar giving his gameplan away
    45:30 - What's next for PFF media and marketing? (continued)
    48:10 - Discussing and predicting the National Challenge Cup 2020 semi-finals and final!

    #PakistanFootballFederation #PakistanFootball #NationalChallengeCup

    • 57 min

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