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The Hurt Take - Episode XXXVI

There's never enough MMA news to talk about! The week in MMA was loaded, from news about Conor McGregor and GSP to title fight announcements at UFC Middleweight and Heavyweight. Bellator had a title fight (that no one saw) while the UFC had a nice little Fight Night card (with some excellent highlights). The cherry on top was a boxing fight for the hardcore fans out there with Vasyl Lomanchenko taking on Guillermo Rigondeaux. But what got Rhys really going? His awe of the lighter weight classes.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXXV

UFC 218 had not one, but two Fight of the Year candidates with Alex Oliveira and Yancy Medeiros putting on a show alongside Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. Even if the rest of the card had been a dumpster fire, that's enough to put it up there among the best of the year. But guess what? The rest of the card wasn't a dumpster fire! It was on fire! We have Max Holloway, who officially ended any thoughts of Jose Aldo reigning again, and Francis N'Gannou, who hit Alistair Overeem so hard Overeem nearly did a backflip, to thank for that.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXXIII

A night that could have gone so very, very differently turned out to be one of the best fight cards you will ever see. The return of GSP was mired by chaos - but St. Pierre certainly put all those bad feelings to rest by capturing the Middleweight title. Rose Namajunas just wants people to hug each other while TJ Dillashaw was in no mood for hugs with Cody Garbrandt.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXXII

De greatist championne dat de UFC has evr known is coming back to de Octogon, Georges St. Pierre, will take on Michael Bisping at UFC 217! But will his fans return with him or are we in a whole new world? Also, Joanna Jędrzejczyk v. Rose Namajunas, TJ Dillashaw v. Cody Garbrandt., and Cats v. Dogs. UFC 217 has all the matchups you wanna see!

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXXI

With a big win over Donald Cerrone (and a bit of horsing around with Mike Perry), Darren Till is injecting some much needed youthful exuberance to the Welterweight division. Also, DJ teaches us how to beat Brock Lesnar and stresses not to get hurt, Conor McGregor is on tap for this week's Q-Rating, and is UFC 217 at risk of under performing?

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The Hurt Take - Episode XVIII

It's a big one this weekend. Well, a semi-big one - an upper-middle class one. UFC 216 is on the docket! At the top is an interim Lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee for the right to get the biggest payday of one's life (oh, unify the Lightweight belt...) against Conor McGregor. Also, you've got history to be made as Demetrious Johnnson chases Anderson SIlva's title defence record.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XVII

Hey, #maybeyouheard the UFC was just in Japan! Oh, you didn't hear? That's probably because the card was 'Taikutsuna'! In other news, Cyborg once again is caught up in some negative headlines about her pee, Bellator's hype kid gets his hype train back on the hype rails, and Benson Henderson can't understand why fighting a decision-friendly style is biting him in the ass. Lastly, what the recent spate of big boxing fights means for MMA and the ole sport of fisticuffs.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XVI

Even during a week without a big-time fight card (at least, not a boxing one...), MMA just keeps on giving us the goods. From Michael Bisping dropping retirement hints to Ronda Rousey's coach Edmond Targareyen giving her a '50-50' return and a tabbing Cris Cyborg as the return fight, there was a lot to talk about. Also, fights! Luke Rockhold made his return, dispatching David Branch, while the UFC travels to the land of PRIDE this weekend.

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXIV

Conor Who? People, Demetrious Johnson is going to make history on Saturday! DJ stands alone as the best in the business. Hoping to move into that category on the women's side, Amanda Nunes faces down Valentina Schevchenko to defend her Bantamweight Strap. Both DJ and Nunes faced the wrath of one Mr. Dana White and now try to make hay headlining a card together. Conspiracy? All that and more on The Hurt Take!

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXII

The fight some thought would never happened has arrived. The boxing great, 'Pretty Boy' Floyd 'Money' Mayweather takes on 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor in a matchup of the two most-hypable fighters in combat sports. This week on The Hurt Take, Rhys is joined by the ubiquitous Mitch Bayliss to talk how we got here, what the hype has dished out, and what we may see come Saturday. Hold on to your butts!

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The Hurt Take - Episode XXI

Two weeks out from the biggest crossover bout of the 21st century (and ever), all the news in the MMA sphere right now is about the Notorious one, Conor McGregor. Whether it's his fresh new rivalry with Paulie Malignaggi, accusations of racism, or folk songs, he's all anyone wants to talk about. So, of course, Rhys talks about him...and other stuff.

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Sound & Groove- "Songs Of The Celestial" Part 1

This here is the 1st official episode of 2017 for the Sound & Groove Podcast but of course it's way overdue. Don't fret though. Another 5 will still follow here in the rest of 2017. This particular edition is the first of a 2-episode theme with songs of the celestial- ie dealing with or alluding to outer space and all the various orbital/flying objects found in it. 

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