June 30, 2021
On this episode I speak with UFC Fighter Justin Jaynes about who he is, what he has been through and his feelings after betting on himself. A lot of people were giving him flack for betting his entire fight purse on himself but he has no regrets and would do it again tomorrow he says. He gives insight on who he is, and the rough path that has made him the man he is today, and the man that is capable of betting $25,000 on himself.
1:43 - His background
5:10 - His amateur fight career
7:20 - His regional pro fight career and how he kept pushing even though things looked bleak
12:40 - The man who kept him afloat and changed his life
19:15 - Why he moved away from his family and son to live full time in Vegas
22:50 - His UFC debut and what it meant for him
26:05 - His bet on himself against Charles Rosa
29:50 - Why he doesn't appreciate the DC and Felder commentary and people giving him flack for the submission attempt
31:50 - His future and how he once jumped on the back of a 70ft whale while fishing
June 9, 2021
On this episode I speak with UFC fighter Steven "Ocho" Peterson, who will be fighting Chase Hooper this Saturday at UFC 263! Steven tells us his how he overcame a ton of hardships and adversity to get to where he is today, and speaks about his upcoming fight as well!
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June 8, 2021
On todays episode, we speak with a fighter who holds a professional record 9 wins 1 defeat. He is an up and coming prospect and is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 27 and that fighter is Mike “The Lone Wolf” Trizano. He is coming of a big victory over hot prospect Ludovit Klein. Mike talks to us about his time in TUF, battling through injury, and going all in on fighting early on in his life.
May 26, 2021
Frank "The Crank" Camacho is a 7 fight UFC veteran, is 1 of 3 fighters ever to have all of his first 3 UFC fights earn him fight of the night bonuses. He fights Matt Frevola at UFC 263 Adesanya vs Vettori on June 12th. In this episode, he speaks about growing up on a small island in the middle of the Pacific, making the choice at a young age to dedicate his life to MMA, taking 5 years off fighting in the middle of his career to focus solely on bettering his grappling and BJJ game, and fighting his uncle in his second ever professional fight!
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April 26, 2021
On this episode I speak to UFC veteran, “Smilin” Sam Alvey. Sam has 21 UFC fights under his belt and holds a professional record 33 wins 15 defeats and 1 draw. He's been fighting in the UFC since 2014 and is the co-record holder for the most fights in a 12 month period, alongside Donald Cerrone. He has competed at both LHW and middleweight in the UFC and his most recent bout is a loss to Julian Marquez at UFC fight night Vettori vs Holland, where he lost by rear naked choke but picked up fight of the night honours.
Sam speaks about his childhood, how he got into MMA later on in his life, his journey and some stories of regional fights, as well as his most recent fight and his future in the UFC. He also speaks about being a foster parent and what he is doing to try and raise awareness for foster children.
April 25, 2021
In this episode, we speak with Canadian UFC fighter T.J Laramie. T.J made the UFC with a contender series win but lost his UFC debut. This episode was recorded prior to him pulling out of his scheduled fight with Damon Jackson on May1st. Also, this episode was recorded before the podcast rebranded from "The Unsung Greats" to "Behind the Fighter"
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