The Parting Shot #163 – TJ Dillashaw, Mike Russell, Joe Riggs

61f9e7fc98b11beda1f7427d58379565On Episode 163 brought to you by, and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw to discuss his upcoming rematch with Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 on July 9th. After that we’re joined by MMA investigative journalist Mike Russell who reflects on the life of former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo, who passed away tragically last week. Finally we’re joined by 59-fight veteran Joe Riggs, who takes on Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 on August 13th. The Big Three Two with Izi Garcia (@Izi_Garcia 1) Quick Picks – TUF 23 Finale 2) Quick Picks – UFC 200   Interview: TJ Dillashaw (UFC bantamweight) – 38 mins in  TJ talks about losing his title to Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81, why not getting a rematch and fighting Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 isn’t a bad consolation prize. TJ also talks about former teammate Urijah Faber, potential matchup with Bryan Caraway and the influence Perfecting Athletes has had on his diet/weight cut.   Interview: Mike Russell (MMA journalist) – 56 mins in  Mike reflects on the life of former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo, talks about the issues regarding the Ontario Athletic Comission and gives an update on his investigative work regarding manager Ali Abdel Aziz and the impact he had with fighters competing for WSOF.   Interview: Joe Riggs (Valor Fights middleweight) – 1hr 55 mins in  Joe talks about his MMA career, his matchup against referee Herb Dean, his hospital fight against Nick Diaz and competing at the Playboy Mansion for Strikeforce against Eugene Jackson. He also talks about facing Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 and his upcoming fight with Cody McKenzie in October up in Canada.   Fight Fixin’   None   James’ Bet Of The Week (Several  Frankie Edgar/Miesha Tate parlay +151 (UFC 200)   Listener Questions We answered all your questions that were submitted to @partingshotmma on Sunday   Parting Shot  James – Bellator not thinking of fighter safety booking Matt Mitrione so quickly Carlin – Ontario MMA community needs to take action and stop complaining about the OAC.   WE NOW HAVE OFFICIAL “Parting Shot Podcast” T-SHIRTS! BUY THEM HERE –>  here SUBSCRIBE to us on iTunes! here SUBSCRIBE to us on Stitcher here “Like” our Facebook Page here. Follow us on Twitter @PartingShotMMA SUBSCRIBE to our 1-on-1 show on Youtube here Sponsored by Nuetrition. High quality, GMO-free supplements. Use promo code “SHOT” for FREE shipping. Click the arrow button on the player to download

Written by James Lynch

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