Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 59: Jimi Manuwa

Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 59: Jimi Manuwa


Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 59: Jimi Manuwa


Jimi Manuwa talks about his path to a Light Heavyweight title shot and how he is preparing for his main event showdown with Corey Anderson in London. Plus we have a heated discussion about all things UFC Halifax and where all the main card fighters go from here.

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2:55 – UFC HALIFAX rundown. Was Derrick Lewis’ post fight octagon interview the best ever? Would cutting Travis Browne risk a future business relationship with Ronda Rousey and why is the UFC letting good fighters go? Also a discussion on UFC’s current play-by-play options.

31:30 – Jimi Manuwa talks about Glover Teixeira not wanting to fight him in London and why he we deserves a title shot with another win.


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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