The Parting Shot Podcast – Episode 101: John Makdessi, Jessica Rakoczy, Chad Laprise, Shawn Albrecht

61f9e7fc98b11beda1f7427d58379565On Episode 101 brought to you by and partners at,  myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) feature another all Canadian edition of the show. First UFC lightweight fighter John Makdessi joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with Shane Campbell at UFC 186. Then UFC strawweight fighter Jessica Rackozy discusses her layoff and her UFC 186 fight against Valerie Letourneau.  Also UFC 186 fighter Chad Laprise talks about his fight with Bryan Barberena. Finally Canadian featherweight Shawn Albrecht talks about trying out for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter on April 27th.   The Big Three with’s Shawn Smith  1) After Rockholds impressive victory over Machida, does he beat Weidman? 2) What’s next for Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Max Holloway? 3) Quick Picks: UFC 186     Interview: John Makdessi (UFC  lightweight fighter)   – 24 mins in    John explains why he’s beet out of action for so long, fighting Shane Campbell on short notice and being on a UFC Pay Per View for the first time in his career. Also he discusses his training at Tristar, Fear The Fighter and fighting in his hometown of Montreal.   Interview: Jessica Rakoczy (UFC strawweight fighter)  – 47 mins in    Jessica discusses her extended layoff and she explains why she hasn’t competed since November of 2013. Also she talks about moving back to Canada, her debut at strawweight and why she’s only tweeted once from her personal Twitter account.   Interview: Chad Laprise (UFC lightweight fighter)  – 59 mins in    Chad talks about his MMA career, fighting for Bellator and winning TUF Nations. Also he discusses his fight against Bryan Barberena at UFC 186.   Interview: Shawn Albrecht (Featherweight fighter, TUF 22 hopeful)  – 1h 13 mins in    Shawn tells an interesting story of why he got involved with MMA. In addition he discusses the TUF 22 tryouts, the B.C. MMA scene and the Vancouver Canucks.   Fight Fixin’   James – Tim Means vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson Adam –  OSP vs. Jimi Manuwa   Bet Of The Week (Several  James – OVER 2.5 Davis/Kaufman parlay Patrick Cote (+111) UFC 186 Adam – Johnson/Almeida/Cote (+112) UFC 186   Kountermove Pick of the Week – 1h 38 mins in   James – Patrick Cote ( $4900) Adam – Thomas Almeida ($5200)   Listener Questions We answer all of your questions that were submitted to @partingshotmma on Sunday.   Parting Shot  James – Props to Chris Camozzi for stepping in against Jacare on short notice. Adam – Two more TUF winners lose – is it time to scrap the show?   SUBSCRIBE to us on iTunes! here SUBSCRIBE to us on Stitcher here “Like” our Facebook Page here. Follow us on Twitter @PartingShotMMA The Parting Shot Podcast – Episode 101: John Makdessi, Jessica Rakoczy, Chad Laprise, Shawn Albrecht  (Right Click, Save As to Download)

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