Below the Belt 125: Movie Theater Guy
Glow review. Other fun stuff.

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Below the Belt 124: Trolls and Ninjas
Talking ninjas, bandits, and trolls.

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Below the Belt 123: Home Wreckers
Looking up old girlfriends and death videos on the internet. UFC 226 preview.

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Below the Belt 122: Ring Girls
Ring girls. Brad's P90X experiment.

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Below the Belt 121: Stuff and Things
Fun stuff

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Below the Belt 120: The Future of Bare Knuckle Fighting
Ryan looks like an 1800s bare knuckle fighter and a smiley version of the guy from God of War. Defending the Alamo with night vision goggles. Bare knuckle fighting impressions. UFC 225.

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Below the Belt 119: General Grievous
Ryan has big news. Thoughts on the bare knuckle fighting league. What if General Grievous only had three lightsabers?

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Below the Belt 118: Animal Vacuum Cleaners
Kobra Kai review. Can you breed animals to be vacuum cleaners? MMA and boxing round up.

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Below the Belt 117: Wedding Creep
Brad used to be quirky but is now just creepy. Wedding talk. Outside factors that play a part in a fight.

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Below the Belt 116: Fat Pringles
Ryan and Brad describe their new business ideas. The FBI investigates Trumps connection to MMA. Is Derrick Lewis the new Conor McGregor? Stuff.

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Below the Belt 115: Mailbag
Ryan answers listener questions, cries about being harassed on twitch.

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Below the Belt 114: Party Cat under Couch
Bad note taking. Andre the Giant doc. Taxes.

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Below the Belt 113: UFC 223 Recap
Ryan and Brad break down the most recent shenanigans in the UFC. Strip club talk. Partial Andre the Giant documentary review.

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Below the Belt 112: Challenge for the Crown
Blowout Podcast Network

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Below the Belt 111: Sloth Bear v. Tiger
Kidnapped in a cab. Canelo Alvarez. World record talk.

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Below the Belt 110: Cuba
Cuba

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Below the Belt 109: Commies v. Horses
Boxing in Communist Cuba. Largest mammal you could knock out with a single punch. The fade v. the truth. UFC news wrap up.

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Below the Belt 108: Jake v. 70-Year-Old Karate Man
How would Jake fair against a 70-year-old karate expert? Below the Belt name controversy. UFC talk.

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Below the Belt 107: The Foxcatcher Murder
Stuff

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Below the Belt 106: Vitamin E v. Stretch Marks
Sad Sack Brad. Interspecies cage fight promoters. UFC news.

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Below the Belt 105: Bull v. Tiger
We look at how fighting bulls have done when squared off against tigers, lions, and elephants.

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Below the Belt 104: Danny McBride v. Steroid Bumps
A review of The Foot Fist Way. Why do body builders have those little bumps on them? UFC news.

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Below the Belt 103: That Animal Fighting Meme
Brad and KJ discuss the recent animal fight meme that’s getting everyone’s attention. The return of the hYd segment.

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Below the Belt 102: Chuck Norris v. Steven Seagal
UFC Fight Night 124 Roundup. Heroin birthday parties. Steven Seagal v. Chuck Norris.

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Below the Belt 101: Just Nonsense
Discussions relevant to nothing. UFC 218 breakdown.

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Below the Belt 100: Not the Worst of BTB
Ryan and Brad quiz one another to determine if the last two years of their lives were wasted.

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Below the Belt 99: KJ v. Aliens
KJ joins Brad to talk Star Wars but they end up riffing on aliens, negative reviews, and breaking movie universe rules.

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Below the Belt 98: Awkward Situations
Brad recounts the awkwardness he experienced during the recent dating game and his Kevin Lindley reveal. A better way to organize UFC events.

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Below the Belt 97: UFC 218 Recap
UFC 218 recap and Brad's insecurities surface. Sorry for the horrible audio.

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Below the Belt 96: More Chat Fail
Brad's text failures. Top ten movie sensais.

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Below the Belt 95: The Aldi of Podcasts
Kangaroos v. the world.

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Below the Belt 94: Eleven v. Eight
Just dudes watchin' other dudes work out.

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Below the Belt 93: UFC 217
UFC 217. This episode has nothing to do with kangaroos and/or boars.

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Below the Belt 92: Brad v. Bumble
Stuff and things.

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Below the Belt 91: Nunchucks v. 9-iron
Are nunchucks in any way dangerous or are they a bit? The return of the farm.

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Below the Belt 90: Stick Fighting
Ryan sh*ts on Brad's segment.

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Below the Belt 89: Staph Infection Talk
UFC 216 and Staph Infections

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Below the Belt 88: Mailbag
20-yr high school reunion and other stuff

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Below the Belt 87: Star Wars Tattoo v. Zebra
Would zebra stripe tattoos confuse a fighter? What about intimidating or gross tattoos? We discuss.

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Below the Belt 86: Robert E. Lee v. Nightshades
Brad tries out the Tom Brady diet. The guys talk Robert E. Lee statues and Pewdiepie.

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Below the Belt 85: Stuff
Stuff

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Below the Belt 84: Sad Sack Brad v. Life
Fight parties. Mayweather v McGregor breakdown. Sad Sack Brad can't even pick a good week to be pathetic.

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Below the Belt 83: Mayweather v. McGregor
All you need to know about the upcoming Mayweather v. McGregor fight. Sorry about the audio.

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Below the Belt 82: Fight Night
Brad recounts the time he fought at fight night.

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Below the Belt 81: Tiger v. NFL Defense
Could an entire NFL defense defeat a fully grown tiger in a fight? We look to the history of human v. tiger cage fights for an answer.

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Below the Belt 80: Fist v. Watermelon
How hard is it to punch through a watermelon? We answer this and other fruit destruction questions, wrap up UFC 214, and look at what makes a great heel.

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Below the Belt 79: Game of Thrones v. History
Game of Thrones v. History. Was trial by combat a real thing? In this episode we determine which aspects of fighting in Game of Thrones have historical equivalents and which are entirely fictional.

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Below the Belt: Episode 78
Bobcat v. Tiger. Is it really that big a deal to fight a bobcat? Which felines could kill humans? Grape talk.

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Below the Belt: Episode 77
Greasing, bribing, eye-gouging, glove-padding, and many other forms of cheating in fight sports go back to ancient times. We discuss this and whether or not we’d switch lives with American legend Joey Chestnut.

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Below the Belt: Episode 76
Ryan and Brad answer questions about animal cage fights, brass knuckles, prostitutes and more.

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Below the Belt: Episode 75
We look at real life double knockouts (when two fighters knock each other out at the same time) and talk about two sport athletes in boxing and MMA.

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Below the Belt: Episode 74
We talk the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, crotch-cooling, and other news items. Sad Sack Brad makes an appearance.

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Below the Belt: Episode 73
Disappointed Dad v. Potsdam Giant. We look at humans that were bred for fighting, the Nintendo Switch, and a new way of trolling griefers.

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Below the Belt: Episode 72
Gorillas v. the World. Ever wonder who win in a fight between a gorilla and a bear? Well that’s never happened, but Brad has collected every recorded instance of a gorilla fighting other large animals.

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Below the Belt: Episode 71
Texas History Fight Night. We use science to determine who is the most kick ass Texan of all time.

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Below the Belt: Episode 70
Medieval knight v. bull-leaper. We look at medieval fight sports. Ryan gets made fun of at the Renaissance fair.

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Below the Belt: Episode 69
Sumo wrestler v. small MMA fighter. The guys look into how much weight factors into a fight and give some top shelf marketing ideas.

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Below the Belt: Episode 68
Watching fights in person. Marathon talk. The value of getting sick.

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Below the Belt: Episode 67
Kinda World Series winner Harper Weaver joins Below the Belt to talk baseball in World War 2, hitting batters with a pitch, analytics, and fleeting summer romances.

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Below the Belt: Episode 66
Fun. All of your dreams will come true. Trainers hate him. What this 90s star looks like today.

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Below the Belt: Episode 65
Prison fights.

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Below the Belt: Episode 64
Python v. human. They guys look at incidents of humans fighting pythons, including the time a python and a Seventh-Day Adventist fought in a ring of fire. Also discussed: weight cutting and Brad’s appearance on national television.

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Below the Belt: Episode 63
The guys offer their take on the feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel. A look at two obscure fight sports.

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Below the Belt: Episode 62
Ryan quizzes Brad on more which-historical-figure-would-win scenarios from that horrible Spike TV show Deadliest Warrior.

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Below the Belt: Episode 61
Clay Byington fills in for Ryan as we discuss the validity of the 2004 movie "The Alamo" and why John Wayne was a fraud.

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Below the Belt: Episode 60
We use historical evidence to PROVE that Arian Foster could EASILY defeat a wolf in a 1 on 1 fight.

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Below the Belt: Episode 59
Brad’s gender reassignment surgery went horribly, horribly wrong, so Ryan’s girlfriend fills in. Expect discussion of scrapbooking, salads, princesses, books featuring two guys who want to marry the female protagonist, and whatever else it is that girls like to talk about.

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Below the Belt: Episode 58
Tomfoolery. A look at recent UFC events. Sad Sack Brad returns.

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Below the Belt: Episode 57 (w/ KJ from Partial Recall)
Brad is joined by KJ from the Partial Recall Podcast to discuss the epic and highly unusual 80s martial arts film, The Last Dragon.

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Below the Belt: Episode 56
More half-baked ideas. What do you do if someone pantses your significant other?

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Below the Belt: Episode 55
We answer readers’ questions about history, fighting, and the merits of using your crotch as a weapon.

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Below the Belt: Episode 54 (Conquistador Fight Night)
CONQUISTADOR FIGHT NIGHT!!! In this episode we take the most famous conquistadors from history and face them off against one another to determine which of them would win in a cage fight.

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Below the Belt: Episode 53
A recent viewing of David Blaine’s Netflix special inspired Brad to look into the history of athletes using hypnosis and the power of suggestion as a performance enhancer. The two then discuss the viability of suggestive thinking in fight sports.

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Below the Belt: Episode 52
When should you get in a fight? When should an athlete retire? The Below the Belt guys ask these important philosophical questions and look at the past year of podcasting.

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Below the Belt: Episode 51
Ryan tests Brad’s knowledge of animal cage fighting against the experts on the Discovery Channel show Animal Face Off.

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Below the Belt: Episode 50
We're going to talk about whatever it is we talk about on this show, fighting I guess.

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Below the Belt: Christmas Fights
Christmas talk and the best Christmas fights in pop culture history.

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Below the Belt: Ultimate Wrestling Deathmatch
Is wrestling still real to you dammit? Do you want to thank wrestlers for what they’ve done to their bodies? Then join Brad and Ryan as they look at the most hardcore (but still fake) wrestling league in the United States.

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Below the Belt: African Lion v. American Grizzly Bear
In this episode, we look at a series of cage fights in 1895 fought between an American grizzly, an African lion, and a Mexican fighting bull.

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Below the Belt: Mailbag
In this episode, Ryan and Brad answer listener questions.

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Below the Belt: Old-Timey Boxing Stance Talk
A look at that old-timey boxing stance and other martial arts stances.

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Below the Belt: UFC 205 Recap
In this episode, Brad and Ryan discuss Connor McGregor’s victory at UFC 205 and other developments in the MMA world.

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Below the Belt: Madison Square Garden Talk
Why isn't the UFC as exciting as it used to be? Why don't we adopt a ten letter, computer generated language? What were the best fights in Madison Square Garden history?

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Below the Belt: Serial Killer Fight Night
Which pre-1950s serial killer would win a cage fight tournament?

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Below the Belt: Mala Cosa v. Aurora Alien
In this episode we talk Halloween, gravity, and supernatural stories from Texas history.

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Below the Belt: Belt Talk
In this episode Ryan and Brad discuss big gym news, the martial arts belt system, and Ken Bone. Ryan tells the worst story of all time.

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Below the Belt: Real Life Clown Murderers
In this episode, we look at clown crimes throughout history and rank the best bodies in mixed martial arts.

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Below the Belt: Teddy Roosevelt v. Manatee
In this episode of Below the Belt, we give a detailed look at the fighting career of Teddy Roosevelt, America’s most badass president. We then determine which would be the easiest and toughest marine mammal to beat in a cage fight.

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Below the Belt: Weird Fight Sports (Part 2)
What about a fight sport where you gorge on succulent Arby’s roast beef then punch one another in the stomach?

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Below the Belt: Bigfoot v. Bear
In this episode we look at the best man v. bear showdowns in pop culture history. We also talk UFC 203 and the positives of life without internet. Brad does nothing to dispel the perception that he is a bum.

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Below the Belt: Mailbag and MMA Roundup
In this episode we look recent developments in the MMA world and answer reader emails (most of which deal with the poor state of Ryan’s crotch).

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Below the Belt: Mario v. Sonic (w/ Cray Trey)
In this episode Brad welcomes Trey (Cray Trey) Mitchell of the Super Gamescast 64 podcast to talk who-would-win video game match ups. They also discuss Harambe’s afterlife and Brad’s idea for a youtube channel. Ryan’s not on the episode because he hates the fans.

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Below the Belt: Fight Night Recap
After discussing how he helped Jake train for Ticket Fight Night, Ryan talks about his own confrontation with Mike in Duncanville.

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Below the Belt: Random Talk (w/ TC Fleming)
In this episode we have a random, often incoherent conversation with TC Fleming. Topics include submarines, Overwatch, Throwball, Schrodinger’s Cat, lakes, and the possibility that Ryan is nothing more than a manifestation of Brad’s subconscious.

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Below the Belt: UFC 202
UFC 202 talk

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Below the Belt: Cupping
Want to hear two guys with little understanding of the human body give inflammatory opinions about holistic medicine? Do you like your research culled almost exclusively from wikipedia? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you'll want to listen to this episode wherein we talk about the "cupping" seen at the Olympics and discuss nine other holistic methods of muscle recovery and pain relief.

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Below the Belt: Ancient Olympic Fight Sports
Episode 28 of Below the Belt looks at combat sports in the ancient Olympics as well as the prospect of adding MMA to the modern Olympics. Also discussed is Brad’s fascination with video game Easter eggs.

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Below the Belt: Bloodsport
In episode 27 of Below the Belt, Brad shares his general disinterest in Alamo history, thereby confirming that he is, in fact, nothing more than a commie pinko who hates freedom. The guys then ask questions about the 1988 classic Bloodsport. Was the movie really based on a true story? Who would have won if the fighters really faced off in real life? Why is it so hard to tell if women in the 80s were attractive? Why did that guy bite that tooth? Why am I still writing these questions?

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Below the Belt: Presidential Assassin Fight Night
Idiocracy Alert!!! In episode 26 of Below the Belt, we look at thirteen real-life assassins and would-be assassins and try to figure out which one would emerge victorious in a cage fight tournament.

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Below the Belt: Episode 25
This episode is for everyone who is sick and tired of Pokémon talk. Just kidding, we spend the first ten minutes filling your ear holes with unsolicited Poké-opinions before moving on to talk about hypotheticals and farm sims. Minutes 30 to 55 or so look at recent UFC developments, so feel free to skip ahead non-MMA fans. We end the podcast by asking, “are there any athletes or entertainers besides Brock Lesnar who could compete in the UFC?”

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Below the Belt: UFC 200
The Below the Belt guys break down UFC 200.

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Below the Belt: Episode 24
In this episode, Brad and Ryan discuss the recent shooting in Dallas. In preparation for UFC 200, they then look at ten pre-UFC matches where one fighting style faced off against another, including an 1899 Savate v. Boxer fight and a 1974 Kung Fu v. kickboxing matchup.

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Below the Belt: Episode 23
In a sequel to our most successful, humiliating segment, Brad tries to guess the winner of thirteen historical face-offs featured in the defunct Spike show, Deadliest Warrior. Although some of the hypotheticals are interesting (Roman centurion v. Rajput warrior), most are epic failures. As this episode makes clear, so is Brad’s guesswork.

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Below the Belt: Episode-22
In this episode, we jump the shark by comparing bench press numbers. We also answer listener email, determine who would win in a fight between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and discuss how age affects relationships.

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Below the Belt: Episode 20
In this episode we talk recent developments in the fighting world, including the deaths of Muhammad Ali and Kimbo Slice, Michael Bisping's win, and the return of Brock Lesnar. Who wants some soup?

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Below the Belt: Episode 21 (w/ Michael Gruber)
In this episode, we talk to former Ticket board op, current Dallas Stars sound guy, Michael Gruber (Grubes!). After looking into Brad and Grubes sordid history together, we discuss how sound and crowd noise can affect an athlete’s performance. Grubes also lets us in on his favorite songs to play at Stars games and tells the story of the time he trolled the AAC with Nickelback songs.

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Below the Belt: Episode 19
In this episode we look at the history of Mandingo fighting in the United States. We also talk about Tom Molineaux, the American slave who fought his way to freedom, rose through the ranks of British bare-knuckle boxing, and challenged a champion. This paragraph is going to seem very trite and ridiculous after the last one. We also talk Arby’s, Ryan’s world Overwatch ranking, and erectile dysfunction pill awareness campaigns. Shea misses cigarettes.

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Below The Belt: Episode 7
After explaining the recent Miesha Tate and Connor McGregor upsets, Ryan argues with Brad over the sexual implications of MMA's dude-on-dude action. The two then look at Two Ton Tony, the heavyweight boxer who drank like a fish, fought a kangaroos and an octopus, ate 52 hot dogs before a fight, and once went toe to toe with the great Joe Louis.

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Below The Belt: Episode 8
PRESIDENT FIGHT NIGHT!!! Have you ever wondered which United States president would kick the most ass in a cage fight? If not, dosvedanya comrade. It's time to tell your commie overlords in Moscow that your attempt to understand American culture has failed. If so, congratulate yourself on being a true American and then listen as we use physical characteristics, medical history, and combat and sports experience to rank the chief executives according to their fighting ability.

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Below The Belt: Episode 9
What makes a good nickname? Brad and Ryan consider this question and look back at some of the best and worst nicknames from combat sports history.

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Below The Belt: Episode 10
In 1907, a buffalo from the American plains took on one of Mexico's premier fighting bulls in a Juarez bullring. We tell this story (25:00) and discuss recent developments in the MMA world (52:30).

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Below The Belt: Episode 11
In this episode, we look at fighting games from early twentieth century penny arcade boxing machines to recent releases like Mortal Kombat X. We also talk fighting game e-sports and list our favorite and least favorite fighting games. That merman from Nintendo's 1986 Pro Wrestling game is a being of unspeakable horror who will not rest until he has coated the earth with the blood of his enemies and robbed mankind of its capacity for hope. He cannot be stopped.

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Below The Belt: Episode 12
COULD A MAN DEFEAT A GORILLA IN UNARMED COMBAT? Everyone has thought about this question but no one has had the courage to answer it... until now. After formulating the best plan for surviving a cage fight with a silverback (24:00), Brad and Ryan look at 10 incidents of primate v. human combat from history (49:00).

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Below The Belt: Episode 13
In a very MMA-centric episode, we talk Conor McGregor's recent "retirement" and debate when's the right time for a fighter to hang up their gloves. After that, we look at what some popular athletes do to stave off the effects of aging and determine that it's steroids. Just steroids. Also asked: Do people who pretend they're horses for sexual purposes really exist?

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Below The Belt: Episode 14
In this episode, we discuss the controversial time travel story line in the latest season of Game of Thrones. After that Ryan uses the questionable conclusions of the show Deadliest Warrior to quiz Brad on who would win in fights between a viking and a samurai, a pirate and a knight, and a... wtf... a... ugh... seriously Deadliest Warrior?... an IRA guy and a member of the Taliban. Nothing happens after that because the podcast comes to an end. If you have additional podcasts downloaded to your mobile device, it may play those podcasts, but it will not be our content. Unless the next podcast in your queue happens to be a previous episode of our podcast or you have set your mobile device to loop podcasts. Then it will be our content. Why would you loop podcasts? Why do anything, really? ... I once met a guy with a hole in the middle of one of his incisors. You could see right through it. He wanted me to give him money for his poetry. I think I ended up giving him money just to leave me alone.

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Below the Belt: Episode 15
This episode sucks. You should check out the latest episode of TC's Movie Podcast instead. Jake's on it, so it's kind of like a bonus episode of It's Just Banter. They discuss the movie Heat, which should not be confused with The Heat. The former stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The latter, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra de OConnor. Bulworth? Bullock? Yeah Bullock, the girl in Speed. I kinda enjoyed both these movies and would rank them a 7 out of 10, but my ranking belies the inherent flaw with ranking systems in general. Heat is a well thought out movie with important and thought provoking themes that will make you ponder life's many questions but it's not that much fun to watch. You will never think of the movie The Heat again after you're done watching it but it's fun while it lasts. Good movies make you think and are enjoyable. Bad movies do neither. Both Heat and The Heat (and the Lebron-less Miami Heat for that matter) are just things in the periphery. Taco Casa Tacos. Fergie. Most stuff. If you do want to listen to this episode, we talk Ryan's trip to a gay bar, fist fights in the United States Congress, and "should you have sex before an MMA fight?"

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The Undercard (UFC 198)
The Below the Belt guys breakdown UFC 198. It's like a normal episode of Below the Belt, just with more MMA and less fun.

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Below the Belt: Episode 16
In 1949, a gorilla and a panther fought to the death in a Spokane zoo. In this episode, we talk this incident and nine other real-life zoo mishaps that led to interspecies cage fights. These fights include kangaroo v. lion, kangaroo v. buffalo, bear v. tiger, rhino v. dog, lion v. stork, and leopard v. wolf. The episode, however, begins with a discussion of the mental stability of porn website commenters. Brad and Ryan then display their horrible taste in music by looking at fight walk out music. This leads Ryan to make a stunning confession about one of his favorite bands. 18-5-13-5-13-2-5-18 20-15 4-18-9-14-11 25-15-21-18 15-22-1-12-20-9-14-5.

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Below the Belt: Episode 17
In this episode, we look at the best and worst sports fights in non-combat sports history. That aren’t hockey. Not boxing or MMA either, but I’m hoping I made that clear with the “non-combat sports” portion of the first sentence. So fights in sports like baseball, basketball, and football. That’s what we’re talking about. We didn’t include much from hockey because it’s almost a combat sport because there are so many fights. We didn’t include many sports fights from Europe because this is America damn it, and we don’t need any of your commie BS. Also included, that time the guy from Duck Dynasty insulted Brad’s wife, discussion of the Odor-Bautista punch, and a murder hypothetical. If you’re stilling reading now, you’re the only one. No one gets to this point. The new Doom is pretty, pretty good. We don’t talk about it in this episode. I just wanted to give you heads up. You know, in case you were on the fence about buying it. Consider it my way of thanking you for clicking on the info button. I’ve heard the new Uncharted is good, but I can’t personally endorse it.

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Below the Belt: Episode 18
DICTATOR FIGHT NIGHT!!! In this episode we take fifteen of history’s worst dictators, toss them in a cage, and see who comes out on top. We also listen to theme song submissions from Gustav of the Can You Hear Me Podcast, discuss the state of Overwatch porn, and see how Ryan’s farm is doing. In the hopes of increasing traffic to the podcast, I’m going to write words and phrases that I think the average person googles on a daily basis. None of these topics are discussed in this episode. Here goes: “Game of Thrones,” “Where can I find pornographic photographs on the world wide web?,” “fun,” “how to lose weight fast,” “lobster cannon,” “how to work from home,” “freeblon,” “why did uncle Terry leave?,” “Kate Upton,” “recipe,” “how to get blood stains out of underwear,” “fill in a pop star who’s cool these days,” “juicy buns,” “I like how you look in those Zubaz Pants,” “barn talk.”

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