Mike Stidham and The Monkey Boy talk all things MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, and any other forms of combat known to man. We also discuss Fitness, Health & Wellness with some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as local personalities.
Pizza and Beer Episode 19
Mike Stidham, Joined by Max Stidham, Sione Pouha, The Monkey Boy, and our new smart guest, Craig Spencer. We talk about police reform, and Mike reflects back on some of his old job experience. Then we talk about Craig, who he is, what he does, and how his job is so relevant and helping keeping people safe from COVID-19.
Pizza and Beer Episode 18
In today's episode we get into our Mt. Rushmore candidates. Mike Stidham hosting joined by Sione Pouha, Max Stidham and the Monkey Boy. We talk about who the most influential people have been in our lives. Then we jump into a COVID-19 conversation, just talking about how it has affected our lives, and many others around us.
Pizza and Beer Episode 17
What an episode, with Mike Stidham hosting, joined by Coach Sione Pouha, Producer Max Stidham, and The Monkey boy. We think this was our best episode yet, as far as our conversation flows. We start off today talking about the University of Utah's football coach Morgan Scalley and the controversial things that are being alleged against him. And that leads to what is happening today with the Black Lives Matter movement, and what is the path of redemption if there is any.
We jump into a little bit of the Utah Jazz and what some hopes are for the season, and what we hope happens with Donovan Mitchell. As to the rest of this conversation Max and Monkey had little knowledge.
A little talk about Mt. Rushmore, and the controversy about it with it being racists and slave owners. And then a challenge to think about who would we put as faces on our own Mt. Rushmore. What four people have inspired you the most to put on that mountain.
Pizza and Beer Episode 15
What a crazy world we live in! Mike Stidham as your host, joined by boxing coach Sione Pouha, Max Stidham, The Monkey Boy and Robert Stidham. We start off the podcast with a discussion about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a very racial statement from a former president of the church Brigham Young. With the world in a current state of chaos, due to the George Floyd incident, we discuss the possibility of the renaming of the university in attempts for the church to right this error.
Then we do jump topics and talk some MMA. We talk about the UFC and how the fighters are compensated per fight that they have. Contracts are being renegotiated quite often, when fighters move up in the rankings, the person that they want them to fight, and the size of crowds the fighter draws.
Then we get back to some police officer talk. Mike has great stories about how his perspective was completely changed from when he first put the badge on, to today and how a couple of his experiences have left him with some mental scars.
Lastly, what is journalism? In today's day we hear the term "fake news" thrown around all too often. So, the question is, where do you get your news? There are too many people and stories on social media that can't be trusted, and have no validation, and this trend is passing on to the main stream media. It is vital that we validate our sources.
Pizza and Beer Episode 14
What a pizza and discussion we had today! Ultimate Combat owner Mike Stidham hosting this weeks podcast joined by, Max Stidham, The Monkey Boy, and some family. We had a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement. Topics such as; how that effects some church views and teachings, University of Utah's football program with Coach Morgan Scalley, and what other events are going on world wide. And then to lighten the mood we switch gears to some entertainment that we have enjoyed over quarantine.
Pizza and Beer Episode 13
This weeks episode is a double feature! With Ultimate Combat's owner Mike Stidham as your host, joined in studio by Max Stidham, Sione Pouha, and The Monkey Boy. We actually do talk about some boxing and MMA, and the recent UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns.
Then as our next feature, Sione is swapped out for Terri and Robert Stidham. With the Stidham crew we dive into some detail about whats going on in Minneapolis, and why the accusations make sense. Mike being a former police officer himself, he gives us some insight on these unfolding events.
There were some technical issues, we apologize for the audio quality.