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Every Monday and Wednesday, The Athletic's Chuck Mindenhall and Shaheen Al-Shatti bring you up to speed on the world of mixed martial arts, including fight previews, recap shows and quality analysis from our team.

The Man and the MITH: A show about MMA The Athletic

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Every Monday and Wednesday, The Athletic's Chuck Mindenhall and Shaheen Al-Shatti bring you up to speed on the world of mixed martial arts, including fight previews, recap shows and quality analysis from our team.

    So I Guess This is Goodbye

    So I Guess This is Goodbye

    Shaun, Chuck, and Producer Chris record their final episode of The Man and the MITH together to reflect on the show coming to an abrupt end and thank the listeners for all their support over the last year.



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    • 18 min
    UFC 250 Preview, Questions, and Picks

    UFC 250 Preview, Questions, and Picks

    Shaun and Chuck break down UFC 250, starting at the top of the card in the main event between the Women’s MMA GOAT, Amanda Nunes, and Felecia Spencer for the Women’s Featherweight crown, and then the co-main event matchup featuring former Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and perennial contender Raphael Assuncao.
    The guys continue on with a preview of the rest of the main card, including a very intriguing Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen number one contender bout at 135, asking their respective One Big Question for each fight, and make their picks, including a Lock of the Night. And, as usual, they close the show by handing out their Interim Titles of the Week.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    UFC Apex Recap: Durinho Dominates Woodley, Jon Jones-Dana White War of Words, and more

    UFC Apex Recap: Durinho Dominates Woodley, Jon Jones-Dana White War of Words, and more

    Shaun and Chuck recap all the action from Saturday night at the UFC Apex, starting with Gilbert Burns’s domination of former Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event, whether he should fight current champ Kamaru Usman next, if this is the beginning of the end for Woodley or not, and more.
    Then, the guys discuss the best of the rest of the action including Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle, Mackenzie Dern’s record-setting kneebar victory over Hannah Cifers, and big wins for Jamahal Hill, Casey Kenny, Brandon Royval, and Katlyn Chookagian.
    Finally, the guys close the show with a discussion about the quickly-escalating Jon Jones-Dana White war of words, as well as the likelihood that Jon really does vacate his Light Heavyweight belt.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Woodley-Burns Preview, Cejudo Stripped, Covington Out at ATT, Conor’s GOAT List, UFSEA, Interim Titles, and more

    Woodley-Burns Preview, Cejudo Stripped, Covington Out at ATT, Conor’s GOAT List, UFSEA, Interim Titles, and more

    Shaun, Chuck, and Producer Chris preview the UFC’s return to Las Vegas at the Apex this weekend as former Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley battles the surging Gilbert Burns in the headliner and give their thoughts on what to expect from Woodley after a fifteen-month layoff following a tough loss to current champ Kamaru Usman, “Durinho” potentially sneaking his way into the title picture at 170, and how the smaller Octagon could impact the fight. Plus, highlights from the rest of the card, including Mackenzie Dern’s matchup against Hannah Cifers.
    After the break, the guys run through a number of headlines including the recently announced Joseph Benavidez-Deiveson Figueiredo 2 and Dustin Poirier-Dan Hooker fights, Henry Cejudo officially being removed from the rankings, and vacating the Bantamweight title, Colby Covington’s departure from ATT, thoughts on Conor McGregor’s GOAT list, and where he fits in, and the UFC trademarking “UFSEA”. And, as always, the guys close the show by handing out their Interim Titles of the Week.
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    • 1 hr
    Team Elevation’s Eliot Marshall Joins the Show, Debating Jones vs. Ngannou with Josh Gross, Interim Titles, and more

    Team Elevation’s Eliot Marshall Joins the Show, Debating Jones vs. Ngannou with Josh Gross, Interim Titles, and more

    Shaun and Chuck welcome Easton Training Center owner and head coach of the Elevation Fight Team, Eliot Marshall, to the show and discuss the culture and structure of training for the team, Justin Gaethje’s technical improvement under Trevor Wittman, whether he prefers a Khabib or Conor McGregor matchup next for Justin, Drew Dober’s big leap forward over his last several fights, particularly against Alexander Hernandez, why Alistair Overeem has been able to continue competing at a high-level now into his forties, Cory Sandhagen’s next fight, being able to use the word “failure” without being personally attached to it, and much more.
    First, The Athletic MMA’s own Josh Gross joins the show to debate whether Jon Jones should fight Francis Ngannou next or not, how the fight might play out, the odds that it actually happens, and more. And, the guys hand out their second-ever unanimous Interim Title of the Week to close the show.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Overeem vs. Harris Recap, Justin Gaethje Pandemic All-Stars, Kevin Randleman’s Hall of Fame Nod, and more

    Overeem vs. Harris Recap, Justin Gaethje Pandemic All-Stars, Kevin Randleman’s Hall of Fame Nod, and more

    Shaun and Chuck recap another eventful night in Jacksonville as the UFC completed its third event in a little over a week after returning from a prolonged coronavirus hiatus, including Alistair Overeem’s comeback win over Walt Harris, himself returning to the Octagon following a terrible personal tragedy, The Reem’s longevity in MMA, and his place in the Heavyweight division, as well as Harris’s ability to stay focused and perform well, despite the loss.
    Then, the guys give their thoughts on the best of the rest of the card and the notably questionable decisions in the Claudia Gadelha-Angela Hill, Dan Ige-Edson Barboza, and Song Yadong-Chito Vera fights.
    Plus, a look back at Kevin Randleman’s career and thoughts on his entry into the UFC Hall of Fame, and to close the show, the guys name their three Justin Gaethje Pandemic All-Stars, given to the trio of fighters who impressed the most over the course of the trilogy of Jacksonville cards.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

stevealmost ,

Great Podcast with two of the best

I was delighted when you guys decided to do this, two of my favourite journos talking MMA, appreciate all the content. Absolutely loved Chuck creaming his pants at the thought of Tony Conor haha that man needs to cool off!

Wellzy172738 ,

Favourite MMA podcast out there (sorry Helwani)

Top quality podcast, good fun and always insightful. Athletic’s MMA coverage is excellent in general but this is the highlight.

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