- First, Dan Levi (@BestFightPicks) joins the show to co-host the entire episode
- Then I’m joined by welterweight Mike “Biggie” Rhodes who fights in the main event of that card against Taki Uluilakepa
- Then I’m joined by Prestige FC head of PR Scott Zerr who talks about his career and previews the entire event, which takes place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
The Parting Shot #126: Mike Rhodes & Scott Zerr
The Big Three
1) Thoughts on TJ Dillashaw leaving Team Alpha Male?
2) Thoughts on Fedor Emliankeko fighting Jaideep Singh on NYE?
3) Quick Picks: UFC Fight Night 76
Interview: Mike “Biggie” Rhodes (Welterweight fighter) – 17 mins in
The UFC veteran talks about fighting in Canada for the very first time and why he opted not to fight for RFA after his UFC release last year. He also talks about training with UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley for this matchup, potentially competing for Titan FC and why he wasn’t impressed with Gilbert Smiths’ win Friday night at RFA 31.
Interview: Scott Zerr (Head of Prestige FC PR) – 33 mins in
Scott talks about the status of the Maximum Fighting Championship (which has yet to host an event in 2015), how he started working for Prestige FC and all the injures that have hit Saturdays card. He also previews the event, fighters turning down fights and which matchups we should be keeping an eye on.
James’ Bet Of The Week (5Dimes.eu)
James – Louis Smolka (-120)
Dan – Dustin Poirier (+205)
Kountermove Pick of the Week
James – Tom Breese ($4600)
Dan – Dustin Poirier ($4900)
James – Nothing wrong with T.J. Dillashaw leaving Team Alpha Male
Dan – Wrestling isn’t the end all be all in MMA