Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 65: Bryan Barberena

Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 65: Bryan Barberena

MMA Manifesto

Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 65: Bryan Barberena

We catch up with Bryan Barberena who fights Joe Proctor at UFC Nashville on April 22nd. Bryan clears up some confusion about what weight the fight is taking place at, how he wants to follow up on his breakout year in 2016 and if he is tired of being known as “the guy who handed Sage Northcutt his first loss.”
Looking for something in particular? Here are the time-stamps:

1:30- UFC 210 REACTION: Rumble’s surrprising game plan, Who should Cormier fight next and is the middleweight division in trouble moving forward?

19:00- Bryan Barberena Interview

29:00- UFC ON FOX 24 Preview, predictions and gambling odds.


Daniel “Gumby” Vreeland (@GumbyVreeland) – With over five years of jiu jitsu experience, “Gumby” has a wealth of technical knowledge that he brings to the table. Add that to a writing history that includes credits on web (The MMA Manifesto) and print sources (Fight! Magazine) and live coverage of every major promotion, and his breakdown skills are just as sharp as his rubber guard.


David Tramonte (@TopTurtleMMA) – Has a long history in TV Production, having been an associate producer for the Best Damn Sports Show Period, NBC Sports and MLB Network. He has produced shows featuring content from the UFC, Pride FC, Strikeforce and the International Fight League. His passion lies in practicing jiu jitsu and trying to pick MMA parlays.


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