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European MMA’s most outspoken duo, Petesy Carroll and Niall McGrath, present a no-holds-barred podcast focusing on the biggest stories and biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts.

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European MMA’s most outspoken duo, Petesy Carroll and Niall McGrath, present a no-holds-barred podcast focusing on the biggest stories and biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts.

    Happy Birthday to Niall | Paul Felder

    Happy Birthday to Niall | Paul Felder

    On this week’s episode of The Bash, Paul Felder discusses his legendary short notice fight with Rafael Dos Anjos, his new UFC deal and how a fight with Nate Diaz would really excite him. Petesy and Niall talk through all the latest news and look forward to next week’s fighting action. Niall shares his feelings on his birthday and the lads rejoice in the latest Dana White rant.
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Champ is Here | Jan Blachowicz | Leon Edwards | Paul Hughes

    The Champ is Here | Jan Blachowicz | Leon Edwards | Paul Hughes

    UFC light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz joins the show to discuss his options with middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and LHW number one contender Glover Teixeira at play. Leon Edwards calls in to discuss the ramifications of his highly publicized clash with Khamzat Chimaev. Paul Hughes breaks his next Cage Warriors fight and makes his case for being the best prospect in Ireland. Petesy and Niall look back on the last week of action and preview UFC 255 and Bellator 253
     
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Can Trump’s Exit Hinder UFC? | Roberto Soldic | Pedro Carvalho | Rhys McKee

    Can Trump’s Exit Hinder UFC? | Roberto Soldic | Pedro Carvalho | Rhys McKee

    On a blockbuster episode of The Bash, Bellator featherweight title contender Pedro Carvalho joins the show ahead of his clash with champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on Thursday night. Arguably the best fighter outside of the UFC, KSW welterweight champion Roberto Soldic calls in to discuss his middleweight clash with Polish icon Michal Materla. Also featured, Rhys McKee looks forward to his second UFC outing against Alex Morono on the back of his short notice debut against Khamzat Chimaev. Petesy and Niall discuss the possible ramifications of Donald Trump’s relationship with the UFC in light of Joe Biden being poised to take the presidency in January. 
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    A Silva Lining | Arnold Allen | Guilherme Cruz

    A Silva Lining | Arnold Allen | Guilherme Cruz

    Leading Brazilian journalist Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com joins the show to discuss Anderson Silva’s final UFC fight and the legacy “The Spider” leaves behind him. Arnold Allen also calls in to discuss his bout with Jeremy Stephens being cancelled this weekend and underlines his interest in a clash with Edson Barboza. Petesy and Niall give their takes on Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fighting at 155, Israel Adesanya challenging Jan Blachowicz for the 205 title and Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly returning to action. 
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Khabib The Conqueror | Adam Borics| Chris Fields

    Khabib The Conqueror | Adam Borics| Chris Fields

    Petesy and Niall discuss the ramifications of Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement on the back of his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. The lads give their takes on the Russian's pound-for-pound aspirations, the GOAT debate that ensued since his retirement and the future of the lightweight division. Adam Borics calls in ahead of his clash with Erick Sanchez on Thursday's Bellator 250 card. Chris Fields also joins the show to preview his bout with Swedish light-heavyweight Karl Albrektsson and the challenges of owning a gym during COVID-19. 
     
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Khabib's Greatest Test | Gegard Mousasi | Nathaniel Wood

    Khabib's Greatest Test | Gegard Mousasi | Nathaniel Wood

    This week, Gegard Mousasi gives his take on Douglas Lima ahead of their vacant middleweight title bout. The former Bellator champion also discusses the rise of Israel Adesanya and the forced retirement of former opponent Rafael Lovato Jr. Nathaniel Wood calls in to preview his UFC 254 bout with Casey Kenney. Petesy and Niall attack the latest MMA headlines including McGregor vs. Poirier and Cris Cyborg's potential crossover bout with boxing ace Katie Taylor. 
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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One of the best MMA podcasts around

One of the best MMA podcasts around

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