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Unfiltered Episode 173: Mike Perry and Jeremy Stephens

 

"Platinum" Mike Perry calls in ahead of his fight against Max Griffin this weekend at home in Orlando and discusses the long road to title contention, what he learned from the loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio, Jacare training at Fusion X-cel, and much more. Later, "Lil' Heathen" Jeremy Stephens joins the show and talks about his main event bout against Josh Emmett, taking advantage of opportunities when they arise, Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega, why things are coming together for him in the Octagon, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt talk about Colby Covington and Derek Brunson going back-and-forth on Twitter, Conor McGregor's dubious new UFC record, Mark Diakiese's polite Sage Northcutt call out, and Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida. And, the guys make their UFC on FOX Orlando picks.

Full Episode

What surprised Mike about Santiago Ponzinibbio?

Mike on taking inspiration from Anderson Silva's movement

Mike on Jacare Souza training at his gym, Fusion X-cel

Mike on being so comfortable fighting at home in Orlando

Mike is going to "totally disrespect" Max Griffin's offense

Jeremy on the decision to turn around quickly after the Dooho Choi fight

Jeremy on Frankie Edgar taking the fight against Brian Ortega

Jeremy isn't worried about titles, just beating people up