In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin catch up with friend and MMA fighter Josh Thomson. Josh is busy these days doing fight commentary, running a gym and starring in movies. He also has a podcast, Sammy & the Punk that will be airing an interview with Mind Pump soon. What makes a successful MMA studio? (3:05) How does he deal with the psyche of teaching kids? (7:30) How to do what makes sense. How he got the nickname “The Punk.” (10:30) Did he always have a knack working with kids? (13:02) How MMA has evolved and how to tell what kids will be successful. (14:50) What is the goal with his new podcast and media studio? (19:07) How does a trade in MMA work? The guys discuss the recent trade between Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren. (22:04) Are we getting the best fighters or entertainers? (25:00) Why does the UFC have precedent over the other promotions? (26:44) What types of fights does he want to see? (28:34) Is there any shit taking that goes on behind the scenes between Bellator and the UFC? (34:25) Can he tell if someone is a badass? (36:50) How often does someone surprise him in the fight game? (39:45) What does he do to recover from a fight? Does he feel the pain from a clean shot? (42:40) How there is a skill to getting hit. (45:11) What are the most physical attributes needed for fighting? (50:50) Will we start to see leg locks transfer over to MMA? (56:40) How does he manage his time? (1:00:07) Are there any other podcasts/announcers that he is paying attention to? (1:01:22) Does he plan on having guests on that have nothing to do with fighting? (1:04:00) Has he gotten any heat for his opinions? The importance of listening to both sides. (1:06:50) The attitude of taking care of yourself through the discipline of hard training. (1:15:12) The importance of education. (1:17:56) Featured Guest/People Mentioned: Josh Thomson (@therealpunk) Instagram Sammy And The Punk - YouTube Ben Askren (@benaskren) Instagram Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) Instagram Demetrious Johnson (@mightymouse125) Instagram Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) Instagram Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) Instagram Tony Ferguson (@tonyfergusonxt) Instagram Cain Velasquez (@officialcainvelasquez) Instagram Brendan Schaub (@brendanschaub) Instagram Joe Rogan (@joerogan) Instagram Links/Products Mentioned: November Promotion – MAPS Anywhere ½ off! MAPS Fitness Products Making sense of the Demetrious Johnson-Ben Askren trade 'Everybody wins' in Bellator deal with DAZN to stream live events Tony Ferguson vs Josh Thomson UFC 209 Free Fight - YouTube fightTIPS - YouTube UFC's Josh Thomson issues statement on gay tweets, blames MMA media for taking comments out of context North Idaho STEM Charter Academy
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