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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 41: John Crouch

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:14
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Did you see Mackenzie Dern’s awesome Iminari choke this past weekend? Top Turtle podcast had the pleasure of interviewing Mackenzie’s head coach, John Crouch about the insane move and Mackenzie’s development as a fighter. We also spoke about surging prospect Bryan Barberena, Benson Henderson’s Bellator title shot and what John thinks of Jiu-Jitsu with limited striking. Fascinating interview as always from the MMA Lab’s head coach.

And in the fastest fight news update on planet earth, Dave and Dan breakdown GSP declaring free agency, Conor’s left field announcement, Instant replay, Jose Aldo’s temper tantrum and the UFC’s change in management.

And to get you through the UFC drought, we go over our favorite fights that took place in the month of October.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe. Top Turtle MMA is now on Stitcher, iTunes andTuneIn. Pick your favorite delivery method and never miss an episode. OR follow the show on FACEBOOK and give us a like.

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

2:00– News update: GSP a free agent? Jose Aldo still mad, Conor’s announcement mystery and Bisping calls out Brock? (Just want the news? Feel free to subscribe to Fastest Fight News as well)

17:00– John Crouch Interview

31:00– What are the best fights to have ever taken place in October?


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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If you train jiu jitsu, submission grappling or MMA in the Western Massachusetts area and you don’t train at New English Submission Fighting (NESF), you’re doing it wrong. NESF is the premier martial arts gym in the area. Take your game to the next level with jiu jitsu black belt, Dave Roy, and expert stand up coach, Kirik Jenness. Located in Amherst, MA.


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