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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 44: Demian Maia, Aljamain Sterling and Art Davie

A loaded show for the most loaded UFC card of all time. Top Turtle MMA previews, predicts and breaks down UFC 205 in between some can’t miss interviews with Damian Maia, Aljamain Sterling and Art Davie. This is a show you aren’t going to want to miss

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Looking for something in particular? Here are the time-stamps:

2:00- News: Jon Jones suspension reaction and UFC 205 Co-Main Event predictions & odds.

13:00- Demian Maia talks about his prediction for Wonderboy vs Woodley and does he have a preference in which one he rather fight? Damian also talks about his change in training and how wrestling and no gi grappling have taken on a new importance. Also hear his thoughts on GSP’s current situation with the UFC and who he thinks GSP wants to fight if he returns.

32:45- The Funkmaster, Aljamain Sterling talks about what is feels like to fight in his home state of New York finally and what he changed after his decision loss to Bryan Caraway. Aljamain also opens up about why he believes the UFC resigned him this year and what he brings to the table from a marketing perspective.

55:30- Art Davie talks about the potential for a fighter’s union and also why he has been on the outs with the UFC the past few years. Art gives his opinion on Ronda Rousey’s future as a fighter and a movie star and what is real and what is negotiation in the public dispute between GSP and the UFC. Art also discusses his original vision for the UFC and how it compares to where the company is at now.

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ABOUT THE HOSTS

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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