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Carson's Corner Has Joined the Cage Junkies Radio Network.
October 10, 2011 05:30 PM PDT
We will keep this site open for our pre-Cage Junkies shows. However, from now on, our shows will be stored on http://cagejunkies.com
For several years, Bob Carson’s weekly program “Carson’s Corner” has received recognition as one of the top alternative Mixed Martial Arts themed shows currently in production.
In that time, Carson, who has developed a reputation for speaking his mind regardless of the circumstances, has received national recognition in several prominent MMA themed magazines and has grown to be a name synonymous with the sport itself.
Carson will be bringing his nationally recognized show to the Cage Junkies Radio Network starting Thursday September 22.
In his first episode, Carson will air interviews with long time MMA veteran Vladimir Matyushenko and Cage Junkies Radio Network head Jay Pagliaro.
“When we set out to form the Cage Junkies Radio Network, it was the goal of all of us to bring on the best MMA themed radio programming to the table,” Pagliaro said. “When Charles McCarthy approached me to consider Carson’s Corner, I felt it was a great opportunity to help us take a major step forward in prominence. I’m a fan of Carson’s approach, a fan of Carson personally and I think combining Carson’s Corner with the show I host with Heath Herring; we have unlimited potential in terms of our prospective growth.”
Carson’s show will air every Thursday from 8-9 PM Eastern TimeLarson meets Carson at a career crossroads
September 11, 2011 01:53 PM PDT
Brock Larson made a name for himself in the MMA world with an incredible 12-1 streak of fights between 2006 and 2009, including a stint as one of the most dominant champions in WEC history.
Now, after a recent upset loss to Eric Davila in under 10 seconds which shocked fans and analysts alike, Larson has come to a critical point in his career. Will he regain the form which brought him the title? What happened against Davila that caused such a quick KO, and can anything other than "keep your hands up" be learned from such a fight? Is he someone who needs to come out and take control from the opening bell in order to fight most effectively? Did any of his setbacks cause him to feel like he had lost his way as a fighter? Larson joins Carson in this candid and honest interview which sees him spell out where he think things went wrong and how he plans to get back on track.
In addition to discussing the future of his fight career, Brock takes some time to reflect with Bob on his background and greatest in-ring moments. Would he seriously have hurt Kevin Knabjian if their fight hadn't been stopped as Carson suggests? How much damage has the movie "Fargo" done to the reputation of Brainerd natives internationally? This may be the most complete interview of Larson's career courtesy of hall-of-fame host Bob Carson.
After talking to Brock and giving his thoughts on the weekend's Klitschko-Adamek/Strikeforce events, Bob welcomes Grandmaster Frank Dux back to the show for an update from the martial arts ambassador. What has "The Secret Man" been working on since he and Bob last sat down together? Carson and the kumite champ handle business as usual!Billy Dee Williams returns!
September 03, 2011 06:37 PM PDT
Billy Dee Williams is BACK!
AMA Fight Club prospect Billy Dee Williams made national headlines in April when he donated the purse from his pro debut to a teammate ailing with cancer. Carson's Corner covered the story and tens of thousands of you tuned in to hear Billy and Bob discuss Scott Fairlamb's struggle for cancer and the efforts by his team mates and friends to help him with his medical bills.
Now Billy Dee Williams is BACK on Carson's Corner to talk about how the fight itself went down. Did the huge nature of the story add any additional pressure in the ring? How has he adjusted his training and refocused himself? Billy Dee is blunt when addressing his frustrations about his own performance during the fight and his plans for redemption when he next steps into the cage on October 22nd.
In addition to an update on Scott - who plans to have a boxing match soon! - and analysis of his own career, Billy provides Bob with the inside scoop on events involving AMA fighters, including recent displays of heart in thrilling fights by brothers Dan and Jim Miller, plus the recent arrival of Jamie Varner at the team and the intense sparring sessions which have been the result.
Billy is fired up for his next fight and vows "NEVER AGAIN" to make the same mistake!"Chainsaw" Charles McCarthy is back!
August 19, 2011 04:00 PM PDT
Fans have been posting and e-mailing about a new Carson's Corner interview with Charles McCarthy for some time, and Bob Carson delivers the goods with this episode in hall-of-fame fashion!
Bob and Charles spoke shortly before his fight with Michael Bisping all the way back at UFC 83 more than fifty events ago. Since then, a huge amount has changed in the life of The Chainsaw both personally and professionally and this in-depth update will give you all the details on his life after retiring as an active fighter. How has he adjusted to life outside of the cage? How permanent is his decision to step away from fighting, and how often is he tempted back (if ever)? What does he think of other fighters from the early days of the sport now struggling financially due to their inability to adjust to a more normal life? Does he have any advice for others contemplating retirement? Charles shares his experiences and perspective on walking away from fighting the right way.
Chainsaw also has a huge amount of expertise and knowledge as a competitor, trainer and grappler and he shares plenty of it during this discussion. As someone who fought Bisping, what does he think of his old foe's disproportionately criticized foul on Jorge Rivera and subsequent complaints by "Ranger Up" members, and did they cross the line? Would it be fair to call Charles a somewhat sadistic grappler? What does he think of "trolling" on the MMA forums? What about his new Cage Junkies website venture?
There's more in this interview than can possibly fit into this mailout. McCarthy is one of the most thoughtful and discerning athletes associated with the sport of MMA to date - check it out!!
To listen to the show, click here:
August 12, 2011 02:51 PM PDT
Charlie Brenneman is fresh off a huge upset of Rick Story in a UFC main event, and now the streaking prospect joins established MMA media veteran Bob Carson to discuss his emergence as a top contender.
As well as going over his background as a teacher, athlete and reality show contestant on Pros vs. Joes, Brenneman gives Bob his first-person take on his most significant in-ring moments to date - including the controversial Story kimura standup and the recent fan backlash against wrestling-based fighters.
But Brenneman also has a huge fight with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson coming up as well, leading he and Bob to look to the future and break down Johnson as an opponent plus the style matchup as a whole. Does Brenneman think Johnson lacks discipline outside the cage? What about his promises for a standup war that never came to fruition against Dan Hardy?
Tune in to hear from "The Spaniard" directly, then stick around to get the latest MMA news direct from Carson himself, - including the launch of Shannon Ritch and Miesha Tate's new game for Apple mobile devices and a referee seminar with Mario Yamasaki that featured some intriguing comments from the veteran UFC official!Anthony Njokuani on Carson's Corner!
August 01, 2011 07:45 PM PDT
Muay thai MMAist Anthony Njokuani is fresh off a striking clinic vs. dangerous Brit Andre Winner and now looking ahead to a November matchup in the UK against Paul Taylor in a fight that promises technically sound fireworks!
Njokuani recently fought his way into Carson's Pit to give the hall-of-fame host his first person perspective on both the Taylor and Winner fights, not to mention the martial arts journey which brought him to the UFC and scored three consecutive "knockout of the night" bonuses in the WEC along the way.
What was going through Anthony's mind as his limbs repeatedly struck Winner's face and body? Does he think he could be the first man to finish the Scouse fighter they call "Relentless"? Did he ever use his muay thai skills against the bullies whose abuse directly inspired his initial self-defense training?
Njokuani is a rising star now joining one of the world's top ten audio shows. Be there!
After talking to Anthony Bob wraps up the second half of his entertaining and enlightening interview with ESPN and Sherdog writer Jason Probst, making this another content-rich edition of Carson's Corner which you should definitely check out.Part 1 of Jason Probst.
July 23, 2011 05:01 PM PDT
On this episode of the show, freelance writer Jase Probst joins HOFer Bob Carson for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on his upbringing in the mists of Yelm. his history as a combat sports journalist, which individuals from his own profession he respects or reviles and a few tangents which may surprise you.
Have Probst and Carson ingested whatever it was Diego Sanchez had during the "night out in Vegas" misadventure from TUF season 1, or is this an issue which merits more scrutiny? Has the UG "moderation crisis" threatened the forum's relevance? You'll have to tune in to find out!
One thing is for sure: Probst has distinguished himself from the rest of the MMA writing pack and is considered one of the foremost public analysts of the fight game. Click below to hear his take on personalities as diverse as Mike Tyson, Dana White and Carson lifestyle coach Dan Quinn.
In addition to talking to Jase, Carson breaks down Zab Judah vs. Amir Khan and reflects on the untimely passing of singer Amy Winehouse in his own inimitable style."It's not for sale, per se...BUT..." Mark Pavelich is back!
July 13, 2011 06:50 PM PDT
Mark Pavelich's MFC promotion has been grabbing headlines again recently, with everything from news of a new 5 year TV deal with HDNet to rumors of the promotion's sale doing the rounds in the last few weeks. Now head honcho "Big Pav" rejoins hall-of-famer Bob Carson to address each item directly in his inimitable and largely uncensored style!
Pavelich clearly has a lot of belief in himself and his promotion. What were the "frustrations" which caused him to make the initial "for sale" pronouncement? Does he stand by what he posted about being willing to sell the show, or is he simply now willing to entertain meaningful offers for something with more than a decade of hard work behind it? Pavelich is brutally honest when assessing both the competition and his own efforts.
It's not all sale talk, though, because the MFC CEO has a new TV deal and a returning champ at 155 in Antonio McKee to discuss - plus much more! Whatever your feelings about Mark Pavelich on a personal level, it's hard to argue with thirty successful MMA events to date - but whether you're looking for news about upcoming fights or simply require fuel for anti-Pavelich rants on different internet forums you should be highly entertained by this meeting between two of the most colorful characters in combat sports.
Don't miss it!Monson Part 2.
July 09, 2011 07:33 AM PDT
Hall-of-fame host Bob Carson's first installment of the definitive Jeff Monson interview received attention from all over the world, including several mainstream news publications!
Now PART 2 of Jeff Monson's appearance has been released, fans of MMA should tune in to hear Monson and Carson continue their in-depth discussion of issues ranging from the political to the personal and professional as two of the most interesting personalities in the game take things in a direction rarely heard on combat sports shows.
What does the oft-quoted anarchist really think of American society as it stands now, and how could it potentially be improved? Is his much misunderstood vision of a world without hierarchy attainable, even on a local level? What distinction should be drawn between patriotism and blind loyalty? How does he reconcile his anti-capitalist beliefs with taking money from corporations as forum members and detractors have often demanded to know? Monson is brutally honest yet intelligent and interesting as he responds to some of the most frequent criticisms of his personal philosophy and acknowledges his role in an imperfect system.
After the conversation with Jeff concludes, Carson turns his withering gaze towards the recent Haye vs. Klitschko fight and the world of combat sports in general. DON'T MISS IT!
To listen to the show, click here:
.Jeff Monson responds to Stann and more - part one!
July 01, 2011 03:35 PM PDT
MMA contender Jeff "The Snowman" Monson joins hall-of-fame host Bob "The Thriller" Carson for the most insightful and original discussion of personal and social politics the MMA world has witnessed thusfar!
Monson has always been one of the most interesting personalities of his era in MMA and this interview sees both host and guest in excellent form. Who fixes the sewers in an anarchic state? Is that a contradiction? Are all of Monson's fight outcomes determined by his ability to secure the takedown? Has he marketed himself and his beliefs in a potentially hypocritical way? Neither man holds anything back in this immensely enjoyable conversation.
Afterwards, hear analyst Bob Carson discuss the potential Toney vs. Shamrock fight, the arrest of Brett Rogers and more!Miesha Tate is coming for blood!
June 22, 2011 07:56 PM PDT
Miesha Tate was one of YOUR favorite Carson's Corner guests of the past, and now we've brought her back for a new round of questioning in Carson's Pit!
Tune in not only to hear Miesha's discuss her upcoming Strikeforce co-main event fight and title shot July 30th against Marloes Coenen, but also offer her perspective and opinions on a huge range of subjects relating to her personal life and fight career.
Whether it's giving her thoughts on Overeem vs. Werdum, her professional-level cake decorating abilities or the sexual politics of Team Alpha Male, Miesha Tate's coherent and listenable analysis of combat sports in this interview will surely win her even more fans.
Afterwards Carson gives his thoughts on the latest happenings from the MMA world, the Klitschko vs. Haye "Pizza Face" sensation and much more. This is the number one MMA podcast for a reason! Don't miss it.Shannon Ritch, Eric Prindle and Dan Quinn
June 17, 2011 11:05 PM PDT
Shannon Ritch holds nothing back in this new interview, and for support he's bringing the 6'5", 290lb "American Soldier"!
2010 saw mixed results for Shannon, but will 2011 be the next "Year of the Cannon" and rival 2008's string of victories? Shannon is already 3-0 this year. Why does Sherdog refuse to recognize one of those wins?
Tune in to hear Shannon's uncensored thoughts on his newest streak and much more. What does the man with the greatest finishing % in MMA think of the new emphasis on wrestling and recent run of decisions in UFC main events?
Shannon takes the point on this mission but "The American Soldier" is never far behind. With a 7-1 record Prindle is making a name for himself in Bellator and has trained with Brock Lesnar's "DEATHCLUTCH" camp. Who is the strongest person he's ever faced? Do all other MMA fighters have to salute Captain Brian Stann?
Two entertaining finishers go full auto before Maitreya Dan Quinn joins his lifestyle protege Bob Carson to give an update on his own struggles against worldwide ignorance, famine and obesity. It's an incredibly content rich episode of Carson's Corner!
Bruce Buffer on Carson's Corner!
June 09, 2011 03:23 PM PDT
UFC announcer Bruce Buffer joins Carson on this episode!
Bob Carson discusses UFC 130 and the Skip Hall scandal!
May 31, 2011 12:33 AM PDT
On this episode of the show veteran host and analyst Bob Carson dissects the breaking Skip Hall scandal as only he is able to. Is Skip guilty of lying and threatening the President? Afterwards, find out what "The Thriller" thought of the latest UFC decisionfest and who he believes deserves the blame.
Renegade HoF radio sensation Bob Carson is about to return to New Jersey firing on all cylinders. Could this put asshole Governor Chris Christie into a tailspin from which he never recovers? If holding feet to the fire counted as leglock submissions Bob Carson would be "undefeated" in ways that Sarah Palin only fantasizes about being.
The Carson Comeback continues!
An update on Carson's amazing journey
May 22, 2011 03:27 PM PDT
Bob Carson is better than ever! Tune in to this special personal odyssey edition of the show where the man sometimes known as "The Thriller" sits down to talk to listeners about his weight loss saga before offering his unique perspective on the latest news and rumors from around the MMA world.
What does Bob think about Hermes Franca's arrest? Why is he warning shady UK boxing promoters over recent dubious event results? Does BAMMA deserve any criticism for the recent Tom Watson vs. Ninja Rua fight? Only BOB CARSON covers the entire world of combat sports with such insightful analysis!
Part 2 of Dan Theodore+ Entire Q&A with Dan Quinn.
May 09, 2011 10:26 PM PDT
DAN THE WOLFMAN IS BACK! Surviving his presumed-deadly fall in the grand canyon at the end of the first film, hirsute anti-hero Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore returns in this all-action XXX-rated martial arts self-discovery feature-length interview sequel. Still hot on the trail of the thugs who kidnapped his father in order to steal blueprints for the NEW FordChrysler X6500 "Elite" convertible hybrid minivan, "Wolfman" must balance the pursuit of his own "fighter lifestyle" against the interests of justice and learn to "except" the love of multiple women who occasionally object to the anecdotes he tells about them and other females!
Will THE WOLFMAN continue to build upon the good impression he made in part 1, or will his innovative techniques and openness about his social circle create another wave of internet criticism?
In the opinion of Carson's Corner staff, Dan The Wolfman is one of the all-time greats and already an action star to fans of the No Holds Barred era. Friends and enemies alike should check out PART 2 of our definitive interview and retrospective with the man behind the schoolboy ankle lock who stood up to Taz(z) and won.
DOUBLE FEATURE ALERT!
This special "double bill" episode of Carson's hall-of-fame show also features your UG and YouTube Q&A with Bob's benefactor DAN QUINN. Will this back-to-back interview bonanaza lead "The Wolfman" and "The First Homo-Stevian" to team up or show down? VOTE NOW
Dan The Wolfman" Theodore - Part 1
May 07, 2011 05:16 PM PDT
Part 1 of our journey into Truth begins today.
On this offering of Carson's Corner, we have none other than MMA fighter/writer Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore. Dan is quite an intriguing character, to say the least. Tune in and see for yourself. He's been a mainstay on the Underground Forum for years, regaling the masses with his stories of Hollywood celebrities and major MMA stars.
What does Part 1 cover, you ask? In brief, it goes like this: Dan's childhood, Dan's early training, Dan's introduction to mixed martial arts, Dan Severn, lupus, Hugh Jackman, Sylvester Stallone, and more. Yes, there's more!
You're going to want to hear all three installments, and you can't hear them all unless you've heard this one. So click on the link below and listen. Sit back, relax and enjoy the official Carson's Corner interview with Mr. Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore!
Cole Escovedo talks UFC, the UG and more!
May 03, 2011 03:25 PM PDT
Fan favorite Cole Escovedo is today's guest on Carson's Corner!
Listen to today's show and you'll hear Cole discuss his strategy for his May 28th fight against the highly touted Renan Barao. (Hint: He's not planning on going the distance.) You'll also hear Cole's thoughts on MMA fans in general, his interaction with the fans, a new innovation that he has planned for the fans at UFC 130 and more. Cole is a fan favorite for a reason. Tune in and find out exactly why he is so beloved.
After the interview, Bob answers listener email and discusses UFC 129 as well as a discussion of the upcoming bout between Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley.
To listen, click here: http://carsonscorner.podomatic.com
King Carson's "round table" gathers before a new quest begins!
April 27, 2011 10:34 PM PDT
It's true - hall of fame host BOB CARSON is moving out West to join forces with Jehova's warrior angel Dan Quinn!
Before he sets off for a new life and begins a new era of the show, Bob's trusted advisors Frank Dux, Justin Ray Harvey, Skye Benson and "The Original Doc Hollywood" gather to discuss a range of issues including the legendary Black Dragon fighting society, dojo storming and attributes vs. skill in the martial arts.
The level of fighting and analytical talent assembled for this show is legendary! Don't miss this rare convergence of martial arts minds as we continue a thrilling and occasionally unsettling 2011.
Carson's Corner will be back very soon with the new "California" phase of its world takeover series. Will Bob start smoking dope and calling everyone "dude"? Unlikely! Will he instead lose copious amounts of fat and become the new prototype for humanity's next phase of evolution, homostevians? Stay tuned!
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April 12, 2011 04:07 PM PDT
Elvis Sinosic Part 2.
April 08, 2011 04:43 PM PDT
Elvis Sinosic - Part 1
April 05, 2011 05:12 PM PDT
UFC veteran and fan favorite Elvis Sinosic is today's guest.
This extremely thorough discussion has been divided into two parts. Today's offering is part one. On today's installment, Elvis talks about his introduction to BJJ and then MMA, his fight against Jeremy Horn, the bizarre circumstances behind the "frustration" submission against Al Reynish, his unique relationship with the fans, his opinion of Jon "Bones" Jones and more.
UFC fighter Brian Ebersole
March 31, 2011 01:02 PM PDT
If you caught the broadcast of UFC 127 from Australia you no doubt saw Brian Ebersole burst onto the UFC scene with his dominating victory over Chris Lytle including what would subsequently be declared Carson's "facial knee strike of the month."
Now, thanks to Carson's Corner Australian bureau chief Justin Lawrence, Ebersole returns to go on the record with the gutsy journalistic gamebred interviewing sensation sometimes known as "The Thriller" by listeners. What were the factors behind his late addition to the card? How did he gameplan to take out Lytle? Did he intend to be disrespectful with some of his mid-fight antics?
In defeating Lytle, Brian Ebersole has proved that he belongs in the UFC. Tune in to hear the best post-fight breakdown of the fight anywhere from Bob and Brian himself!
Billy Dee Williams and Gordon Richiusa
March 27, 2011 12:20 PM PDT
AMA fighter Billy Dee Williams is today's lead guest. Billy fights for AMA Fight Club, which is a leading fight team in the United States. Billy is making his professional fighting debut in a few weeks.
Scott Fairlamb is an AMA fighter who recently discovered that he has leukemia.
Billy is donating 100% of his purse to Scott, in order to help Scott continue his battle. If wish to contribute, Fairlamb's Fight is the name of the foundation.
For more information on donating to Fairlamb's Fight, please call (973) 884-5995.
After the Williams interview, Gordon Richiusa is the next guest. He has been endorsed by Frank Dux and has a new book out entitled, "Shidoshi: The Four Ways of the Corpse."
Dan Quinn Q&A - Part 2
March 20, 2011 04:29 PM PDT
Finally back after a computer virus, Carson's Corner presents the final installment of the Q&A with MMA fighter Dan Quinn.
Mark Pavelich of Maximum Fighting Championship
February 23, 2011 12:40 AM PST
On today's show, we welcome Maximum Fighting Championship's head honcho Mark Pavelich. He's on today in order to discuss MFC 28: Supremacy, which will happen on Friday, Feb. 25 live on HDNet Fights. This is a big card, but it has undergone several key changes. Tune in today to catch up on the latest news surrounding the outstanding fight card.
After the Pavelich interview, we have another segment of Dan Quinn replying to listener emails. This has been a tremendous hit in the past, so we're glad that Dan was able to make it back again. This segment is long enough that we've broken it down into multiple parts. Part 1 airs on today's show.
Strikeforce recap: Carson's Corner (on-site interviews included!)
February 14, 2011 10:59 PM PST
Saturday's epic "Silva vs. Fedor" MMA confrontation featured a huge upset in the main event, and host BOB CARSON was on hand to cast his hall-of-fame gaze over Fedor's loss and the entire show!
In the process, Carson conducted FOUR of his famous interviews with some of the top Strikeforce fighters in attendance. Tune in this week to hear none other than Herschel Walker,Fabricio Werdum, Chad Griggs and Brett Rogers! Each of these men had something important to discuss with Bob, whether it was upcoming superfights or the ongoing Strikeforce heavyweight tournament spectacular.
Don't miss this special "on the road" edition of the number 1 MMA broadcast in the world -CARSON'S CORNER.
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February 10, 2011 04:14 PM PST
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February 03, 2011 02:52 PM PST
On this week's edition of Carson's Corner:
1. Dan Quinn interview
Dan has a fight coming up on March 19, 2011. What goes through a fighter's mind as he prepares to step in the cage? How does a fighter prepare for combat? Will he be making his long-awaited East Coast trip in order to shake up his training camp for this big bout?
2. UFC 126 discussion
This is a big UFC show with several meaningful fights. Is the UFC reacting to tepid attendance figures and reviews for recent fight cards or is this show an anomaly? Should we look forward to more UFC shows of this type in the future?
3. Tim Sylvia update
Last weekend, the former UFC heavyweight champion lost another fight to a journeyman. Is his time as a relevant fighter finished or with this provide the impetus for Sylvia to train properly and show up for a fight at a more appropriate weight?
4. Herschel Walker discussion
Walker has once again defeated the competition placed before him. Has Herschel cleverly presented himself to the media in order to further his bottom line or is the man an eccentric loon? Is he both? Is he neither?
5. Ashida Kim recap and conjecture
During this segment, host Bob Carson responds to a listener emailer who hypothesizes that Kim is a quiet, orderly man in real life, but who embellishes a persona in his books and online. What will Bob say in response? Tune in and get the straight scoop from the straightest shooter in the game, Bob Carson.
Pat Healy interview/ Ashida Kim interview part 2
January 27, 2011 03:40 PM PST
January 19, 2011 10:43 PM PST
The guest on today's Carson's Corner is ninja grandmaster Ashida Kim.
Ashida Kim is a polarizing figure in the world of martial arts. Those who know him are fiercely loyal to him and stand by him through thick and thin. By contrast, many people on the internet question his authenticity as a martial artist and fighter. Show host Bob Carson asks Ashida Kim the tough questions on today's show. Listen for yourself and decide.
Due to the length of the interview, it has been divided into two parts. You will hear the first part on today's show.
After the interview, Bob covers the latest news and rumors in mixed martial arts. He discusses, among other things, the professional boxing debut of MMA fighter Matt Grice, the latest with Vitor Belfort, the paltry gate numbers from UFC 125, Drew Fickett and more.
January 12, 2011 01:07 PM PST
Culled from yesterday's listener emails:
"When I woke up this morning for some strange reason I asked myself, 'What in the world is Drew Fickett up to?' I asked my wife and she didn't know. I asked my son and he didn't know. I'm totally at a loss. Can you help me with an update on Drew Fickett, Bob?"
Because he strives to please the listeners, show host Bob Carson quickly extracted Fickett's number from his Rolodex™, assembled his crack staff at the studio and conducted an on-the-fly interview. This interview is the centerpiece of today's show.
If you, like this particular listener, are ready for a Fickett update, then this is the show for you. Even if you're not craving news on this talented fighter, this is still the show for you. Listen to today's show and reap the rewards.
In addition to the Fickett interview, Bob discusses Bob Arum, UFC Fight for the Troops, Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos, Frank Dux, Dan Quinn, Robb Wolf and more!
January 05, 2011 02:32 PM PST
MMA and BJJ enthusiasts, are you ready to look, feel and perform better than ever?
Today's guest on Carson's Corner is Robb Wolf. Robb is an expert in the areas of nutrition and conditioning. He has worked with some of today's top MMA stars. What he has to say on today's show can help you become a better fighter. He can also help you live a healthier life. Robb has tips and insights for how all of us can feel better within a matter of days!
Robb's book, The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet, has received rave reviews. Check out today's Carson's Corner and check out Robb's book.
After the interview, show host Bob Carson discusses the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament as well as the Chael Sonnen situation.
Frank Dux's Ninja New Year!
December 28, 2010 04:51 PM PST
Frank Dux and Carson's Corner are ready for 2011! Host and hall-of-famer Bob "The Thriller" Carson is joined once again by the most famous ninja on the planet, Grandmaster Frank Dux.
This is a magical time of year where miracles happen and traditional black camouflage becomes white. Does the NINJA coming down your chimney bring assorted slightly undersized gifts with an Asian theme or simply death? Tune in to (potentially) find out!
Dux and Carson discuss a range of issues and tackle some questions on the minds of loyal listeners, including how best to apply the skills and philosophy of a warrior to the season of Christmas and New Year. Afterwards, Carson takes a "no words barred"™ look at some of the latest news from around the globe, including the Duffee vs. Overeem fight and the Silver Star shirt controversy. Don't miss it!
December 18, 2010 02:39 PM PST
We love having Travis Lutter on Carson's Corner!
Travis and show host Bob Carson completed an extensive interview on December 18, 2010, and it's right here for you. All you have to do is click and listen. It's that easy.
During this interview, Travis catches us up on everything that he's doing. Perhaps more significantly, Travis also talks about his major neck injury and the recovery process. Will he ever fight again? Tune in to hear what he has to say about that. Carson and Lutter also discuss a wide variety of topics, including Tito Ortiz, grappling in the Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championship, running an MMA school and much, much more. Your holiday season will not be complete until you hear this interview.
After the interview, stay tuned to hear Carson give his thoughts on the UFC/WEC merger, Anthony Pettis and other relevant topics of the day.
Carson Eyes: Bob talks to 'King of Martial Arts' Cung Le
December 12, 2010 02:44 PM PST
He's back! Yes, one of your all-time favorites returns to Carson's Corner as Cung Le joins Bob to discuss his many recent endeavors.
Cung and his fans experienced a shocking setback when he lost to Scott Smith in another of the latter's uncanny come-from-behind performances. Did his mental state suffer after that defeat? Did he lose any faith in his techniques or skills? How did he manage to bounce back, crush Smith, and then secure himself a starring role in the Joel Silver action picture "Dragon Eyes"? Carson and Le turn in another entertaining and candid interview that will endear you to both men.
If you want an update on Cung's burgeoning film career, possibilities for his return to the ring and more insight into his philosophy and views on life, training and other topics then you definitely won't want to NOT tune in to this excellent interview! Cung really is one of the nicest and most humble warriors on the planet who is generally well-regarded even by cynical MMA fans and haters.
After the show, Carson answers some of your seasonal listener e-mail and maintains one of the show's most cherished holiday traditions.
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Cole "Apache Kid" Escovedo and Dan Quinn
December 07, 2010 11:32 PM PST
A straightforward Wikipedia account of Cole Escovedo reads as follows:
"Cole Escovedo (born August 30, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist from Fresno, California. He is a former (as well as first) Featherweight Champion in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
After nearly three years since Cole Escovedo has competed in mixed martial arts action, the jiu-jitsu wizard and former WEC featherweight champion returned on May 8, 2009 at a Palace Fighting Championship event at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Escovedo was forced into a well documented semi-retiremment in 2007 from a serious staph infection that left him partially paralyzed and in need of spinal surgery. Escovedo's comeback to MMA was his first fight in the 135 lb Bantamweight division."
However, there's much more to this man than a simple Wikipedia entry can give. It's just not as simple as a single internet page would have you believe. You have to dig deeper. And for this deeper look at the man, a much better source is needed than something like Wikipedia. Indeed, if you want a deeper look at Cole Escovedo, you're going to have to put Bob Carson on the job.
Fortunately for you, that is exactly what we at Carson's Corner have done. The result is nothing short of magic. Listen to this interview and be transfixed and transformed.
And if that weren't enough, we have our old friend Dan Quinn back on the show! Dan is his usual exciting self, and you'll be endlessly entertained and inspired by what he has to say.
Shane Roller ROLLS into Carson's Pit to roll with Bob Carson!
December 03, 2010 01:40 PM PST
Shane Roller is set to take on polarizing former WEC LW champion Jamie Varner at WEC 53, the last event to be held under that banner before the organization disappears and merges permanently with the UFC.
Roller is coming off a disappointing loss to Anthony Pettis although the fight itself will definitely be on many "best of the year" lists. Does Roller feel like he went too hard trying to finish Pettis? How frustrating was it to lose after going back-and-forth? How does he plan to rebound and perform against Varner like he did when dominating and choking out Anthony Njokuani? What sort of pressure does he feel being part of a smaller merged roster and will it change the way that he fights inside the cage? Will he break with the Team Takedown tradition and call out another fighter by name on the show?
Tune in to hear from the latest Team Takedown fighter to step into The Pit with Hall-of-Fame host Bob Carson! Of course, as well as talking to Shane, Bob gives the latest rundown from around the world of MMA and combat sports.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to holiday commitments last week our episode featuring Frank Dux and Lion's Den former associate/wildman Eric Nyenhuis was not mailed out separately. Please check out the interview with Frank and Eric on the main podcast page beneath Roller's appearance!
Jason Brilz and Dan Quinn!
November 07, 2010 08:28 AM PST
Jason Brilz brawls his way into Carson's Pit! Who will be awarded the controversial split decision? What does it take to take out a hall-of-famer like Bob Carson?
Brilz and Bob discuss his background as an intellectual and physical "double threat" in high school and college where he acquired athletic and also academic accolades. Did "The Hitman" use his combination of wrestling and general knowledge for good or evil as a young man? As well as his journey to the UFC and adulthood, Carson and Jason talk about his controversial split decision losses to Rogerio Nogueira and Eliot "The Fire" Marshall, the "Bret Hart hairstyle" (pictured above) and when he might next be seen in the ring competing.
After a break to analyze Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran, "Fight for the Troops" and Ariel Helwani's involvement with zombie motorcycle enthusiasts Bob is joined by the raging prophet of stevia DAN QUINN for a fired-up series of promises and threats!
Dan is set to take on Rick Vardell in a rematch very soon. Will a slimmed-down Dan Quinn put the XARM bodybuilder away even more quickly this time? What is the source of his seemingly relentless anger at Scott Smith? All of it is here - and ONLY here - on Carson's Corner!
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Jake Rosholt of Team Takedown
October 26, 2010 03:27 PM PDT
Team Takedown Fighters are back! On this episode of the show, TT's Jake Rosholt joins Carson to discuss his upcoming fight with Matt Horwich at Dale "Apollo" Cook's XFN event on November 12th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What adjustments has Rosholt made since his UFC appearances where he was caught by Dan Miller and Kendall Grove? Is the neck injury which kept him out of his scheduled fight with Jeremy Horn fully recovered? Did he wait until the third round to finish Chris Leben deliberately? What about his brother, heavyweight wrestler and potential MMA prospect Jared Rosholt?
Bob and Jake delve into his background as a three-time NCAA division 1 champion and four-time All American, the brutal shots he took before beating Nissen Osterneck, his plans to restart his climb back to the top at 185 in MMA and much more.
After talking with Jake, Bob gives his unique perspective in the latest happenings from around the world of arenatized combat. Don't miss it!
Trevor Wittman & Bon Cacho
October 20, 2010 02:39 PM PDT
It's baaaaaaaaack...Carson's Corner with Baaaaab Carson! Another hot show is here, and this time it features none other than striking coach Trevor Wittman.
MMA enthusiasts almost certainly know Wittman from his work with championship-level fighters like Rashad Evans, Shane Carwin and others. In this excellent new interview which touches on many areas never discussed publicly before, Trevor gives his candid and often blunt thoughts on topics like the Carwin steroids controversy, whether fans who dislike Rashad Evans and James McSweeney hae judged them too harshly, his opinion that Roy Nelson as a "lazy" fighter who he expects to get knocked out again, his somewhat controversial freestyle rapping technique and many more!
If you thought Trevor Wittman was an interesting character after seeing him on "The Ultimate Fighter" then you definitely need to check out an interview that will educate, amuse and surprise you.
That's not all, though - on this episode, Bob also talks to Bon Cacho of www.fight-soap.com, now retailing a line of hygiene products specifically geared towards the world of MMA and combat sports! This is another thrilling episode of Carson's Corner that you won't want to miss.
NSAC executive director Keith Kizer
October 14, 2010 11:02 AM PDT
Keith Kizer is today's guest. We thank him for taking the time to be on the show and for talking with show host Bob Carson.
And so much more!
UFC fighter Johny Hendricks of Team Takedown
October 09, 2010 04:06 PM PDT
On this installment of "Carson's Corner," UFC fighter, NCAA division 1 champion and hot MMA prospect Johny Hendricks joins the show!
Fresh off eating a bunch of junk food at the state fair in Texas, Hendricks sits down with hall of fame host Bob Carson to talk about a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:
The unique concept behind "Team Takedown" and their recent relocation to Texas from Las Vegas
Whether or not the Vegas lifestyle of clubbing and being photographed by women was hard to adjust to
His upcoming fight with Rick Story and his thoughts on "The Horror" as an opponent
His occasionally reckless sandwich-eating habits and whether his training offsets the risks
Whether he would use his highly developed wrestling skill to "snooze out" a victory in the UFC
His "Happy Beard Guy" persona and whether the beard and happiness conceal a secret dark side
In the classic Carson tradition this is another great interview with a top fighter! In addition to his sporting an unbeaten record, Hendricks is an interesting character who defies various sports-related stereotypes with his actions and demeanor. Tune in to hear his answers to the award-winning questions of Bob Carson, "the best around."
In addition to Hendricks, Bob also discusses some news from around the world of combat sports (including the upcoming North American Freestyle Sambo Championships) and plays the latest instalment from none other than "Saint of Stevia" Dan Quinn!
Jacob "Stitch" Duran
October 06, 2010 03:21 PM PDT
Join today's show to hear Stitch and host Bob Carson talk about the background behind the creation of this book, including the collaboration between Stitch and co-author Zac Robinson. You'll also hear details of the cutman's background and the story behind some of the great stories that are detailed in the book.
ULYSSES "Useless" GOMEZ/ Dan Quinn
September 29, 2010 02:20 PM PDT
Today's featured guest is Ulysses Gomez. Mr. Gomez is highly touted in the worlds of mixed martial arts and submission grappling. He recently won a bantamweight bout on the Bellator 27 fight card.
M-1 Selection 2010 Americas Finals
September 21, 2010 11:29 AM PDT
Last Saturday night at Bally’s Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the M-1 Selection 2010 Americas Finals were held. Bob Carson and his top intern were there taking in all of the action. M-1 tournament returnees and newcomers to the M-1 ring fought an excellent undercard as the Selections championship bouts went down; Selection tournament winners will now fight for the M-1 Challenge belts later this year. On today's show, Bob recaps what he saw and heard on this evening.
September 15, 2010 03:38 PM PDT
August 25, 2010 03:56 PM PDT
Shine Fights Announcer Beau "One Man Army" Taylor
August 17, 2010 10:20 PM PDT
World-famous MMA fighter and play-by-play sports announcer Beau "One Man Army" Taylor is today's featured guest. Beau was recently signed by Shine Fights to act as the color commentator for the upcoming Shine Lightweight Grand Prix pay-per-view show.
Today, you'll hear Taylor explain to host Bob Carson how the Underground Forum contributed to him landing this coveted job. Listen to what Taylor has to say about the Underground ("UG") and many other fight-related topics. "One Man Army" is always entertaining and he certainly doesn't disappoint on today's show.
On today's "Ask Frank Dux" segment, Frank brings a very special guest with him, Mr. Justin Ray Harvey. This is a follow-up from the discussion on last week's show, where a listener emailed to ask Frank about his work with the physically disadvantaged. Last week's discussion led to a deeper dissection and analysis of Frank's work with physically disadvantaged people and how he personally has grown and matured in these endeavors. Frank and Justin Ray Harvey are on today to further discuss this topic.
August 13, 2010 02:07 PM PDT
Bob Carson spoke with Miesha Tate earlier this week for approximately forty minutes. That interview is the feature event on today's show. Virtually everything that you could ever hope to know about Miesha is included in this interview. Tune in and learn. She fights tonight, so get to know her now and you'll have a new fighter to cheer for.
M-1 Global - a full report/ Ask Frank Dux
August 09, 2010 06:41 PM PDT
Carson's Corner invaded Atlantic City for last weekend's M-1 Global show, called "M-1 Selections 2010 – Americas Semi Final round". Bob and his top intern report (Donnie has been demoted) back on today's show about everything that happened on the card. You'll hear results, analysis and forecasting in this top-notch discussion.
On today's Ask Frank Dux segment, Bob and Frank talk about a variety of topics, from the cage vs. ring debate to Frank's experience as a healer, working with disadvantaged individuals. This is a wide-ranging discussion that is sure to inform, inspire and enlighten. It's a nice talk. Be sure to catch it.
In addition, Bob brings you the news you need and the analysis you crave. You know you do.
Ryan Jensen talks Court McGee, Ultimate Ultimate and his guillotine choke!
August 05, 2010 02:56 PM PDT
You read the subject right: Ryan Jensen - who faces TUF winner Court McGee at UFC 121 - is reportedly "not at all impressed" by his future opponent's skills.
What makes Jensen so confident in his chances of victory against the former pantsless drug addict McGee? What would he say to fans who call some of his comeback wins "lucky"? What are his feelings about the controversial stoppage in his fight with Steve Steinbeiss? What was it like being at The ULTIMATE Ultimate with SWAT team officer/ninja Steve Jennum as a teenager?
Jensen and Bob have an extremely entertaining discussion that will tell you all you need to know (for now) about the PayPal complaints department employee-turned-fighter. In addition to his chinwag with Ryan, Bob covers some other topics relating to the world of combat sports as only he can!
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July 30, 2010 03:58 PM PDT
Fans of Carson's Corner know Ken Pavia as the smooth-talking spiritual leader of MMA Agents, a firm of sports agents within the world of Mixed Martial Arts - hence the name. Now fans of combat sports are starting to refer to Pavia as 'the man recently sued by Zuffa.'
Is Dana White lashing out with another petty lawsuit, or was polarizing figure Ken Pavia an undercover spy for the Bellator promotion who gave away valuable trade secrets? Listen for clues in this interview as he and Bob discuss other recent events, including Jake O'Brien's disappointing weight cut and DREAM performance. Was that all simply a DREAM? No. It really happened. Tune in to hear Pavia talk about it!
After his head-to-head with Ken, Bob tackles the fraud fines paid by Shane Carwin's manager and a recent tragic death in the world of kickboxing.
Don't forget - martial arts Grandmaster Franx Dux also answers your listener e-mails for our show, and this week he gives CC fans the inside scoop on how to prepare yourself for delivering potentially stomach-turning groin strikes. This is another one you don't want to miss!
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Shawn Tompkins talks Vitor, Akiyama, Toney and more!
July 21, 2010 05:41 PM PDT
On this episode of Carson's Corner, Tapout Training Center's elite standup and MMA coach Shawn Tompkins joins Bob to discuss the status of his fighters and share his thoughts on the world of combat sports in general.
Always insightful and honest, Tompkins and Carson cover some of the following topics during another excellent interview:
an update on the status of fan favorite Vitor Belfort (including analyzing the much-anticipated potential Vitor/Anderson matchup)
In addition to Coach Tompkins, this show also features another listener question answered by the legendary Frank Dux, an update on Mike Whitehead's legal troubles and commentary on Ken Shamrock's recent loss to Pedro Rizzo.
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Aaron Brink and Dan Quinn
July 15, 2010 04:11 PM PDT
***CARSON CONDUCTS JOINT INTERVIEW WITH QUINN AND BRINK***
July 09, 2010 02:05 AM PDT
Tim Kennedy, MMA fighter and American and Special Operator, is the guest on today's show. Tim just defeated Trevor Prangley by submission and has some new and exciting news to report, both on his fight career and his career outside the cage. He's a class act through and through. You're doing yourself a favor if you listen to this show.
CALL BOB CARSON at (732) 727-2925.
Aaron Brink, former UFC star
July 01, 2010 04:00 PM PDT
Former UFC fighter Aaron Brink has led a very interesting life.
Frank Dux (gets the last word?)
June 27, 2010 09:22 AM PDT
Frank Dux, Ashida Kim, Irving Soto, David Harris, Skye Benson
June 19, 2010 01:21 AM PDT
Dan Quinn delivers the truth!
June 15, 2010 11:58 AM PDT
We have UFC and Strikeforce coverage on this show. Bob replies to listener emails. News, rumors, emails ..... this show certainly covers the basics.
But that's not all! We're taking it a step further and going well beyond the basics!
We have listener favorite Dan Quinn on the show in a late-night interview. He's back by popular demand and he's on absolute fire.
Tune in and listen to popular MMA fighter Dan Quinn and catch up on everything he's working on.
Bullshido investigators reply to Frank Dux
June 10, 2010 10:49 AM PDT
Bullshido.net investigators Samuel Browning and Chuck Hardin recently requested a sit-down with MMA godfather Bob Carson. Their request was made because they wanted to reply to certain statements made by Frank Dux in his recent Carson's Corner interview. Carson, a kind and benevolent leader, agreed.
Frank Dux - Part 2
June 04, 2010 12:13 PM PDT
Response to the first part of this interview with the legendary Frank Dux was greater than anyone at Carson's Corner could have expected, so thank you to all our listeners and Frank himself for making the show such a huge success!
He's back - this is part TWO of the now-infamous Bob Carson interview with Frank Dux. In part one, Frank gave Bob his thoughts on the UFC, his participation in the dangerous underground "kumite" tournament and much more.
Now Frank Dux and Bob go into the former's occasionally disputed background in covert operations with the CIA, originally detailed in Dux's book "The Secret Man." After the harrowing story of how his parents survived the holocaust, Dux goes into further detail about the life and training which helped him become one of Earth's most well-known martial artists.
"I was probably the most powerful kicker and puncher in martial arts history" -- Frank Dux
If you're curious about some of the statistics and records which have been attributed to Frank over the years you should tune in and hear his take on them, plus some of the criticism he's received online from sites like Bullshido. Are Bullshido and Wikipedia working together to try and distort the truth about Dux? Tune in to hear him make his case.
Did Dux sue actor Jean Claude Van Damme in order to try and force the drug-addicted Belgian to straighten his life out? Did the jury believe Dux's side but find themselves forced to vote in Van Damme's favor by the judge? It's all here! Don't miss out on the second part of the most talked about martial arts interview of the year so far.
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Frank Dux - Part 1
May 31, 2010 08:34 PM PDT
Today's edition of Carson's Corner is truly special.
- the kumite
Dux is one of the most controversial characters in modern martial arts history - don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from the man himself on topics fight fans have been debating for decades!
Mac Danzig ready for war with Wiman!
May 27, 2010 10:36 PM PDT
Mac Danzig has always been one of the most listened-to guests in Carson's Corner history; when Mac speaks, fans and detractors alike want to listen.
Mac has made memorable appearances on our show during both the high and low points of his career, from his dominant win at the TUF finale to his frustrating losses to Clay Guida and Josh Neer. This time he talks to Bob just a few weeks out from his next fight against Matt Wiman. Both men are hungry to break through to the next level and establish themselves as possible contenders, but only one will succeed this time. Who will it be?
Whatever happens in the fight, Mac sounds reinvigorated and ready to go "full rock 'n' roll" in the ring! If you want to hear his thoughts on "Handsome/The Fine Man" as an opponent and his gameplan to deal with near-legendary good looks, the back-and-forth Justin Buchholz fight (where Mac admits to being badly rocked), fellow CC guest Shannon Ritch and much more, make sure you check this interview out!
After sitting down with Mac, Carson handles business and breaks down the RIDICULOUS Shaq vs. Liddell hypothetical Dana White fantasy matchup, bizarre new website DogBoxer.net (WARINING: listen to Bob's thoughts before visiting), Robert Downey Jr.'s recent success and everything you could possibly want to know this week.
May 23, 2010 12:21 AM PDT
TUF alumnus Jason Dent and Chris Lozano
May 14, 2010 07:16 PM PDT
NAAFS champion middleweight Chris Lozano and NAAFS champion lightweight Jason Dent are going to fight each other. Lozano recently delivered a slap to the face of Jason Dent. This slap is what set it all off. Two fighters, two rival fight teams, one fight to settle it.
Dan Quinn is out of jail!
May 10, 2010 11:42 PM PDT
MMA fighter Dan Quinn just completed a stay in jail and we have him on today's show. Dan told host Bob Carson, in a lengthy interview, about the jail stay and much, much more. When is Dan fighting next? What supplement does Dan strongly advocate? What really goes on in jail? Tune in to find out.
After the interview, Bob has some strong words for Paul Daley, Kimbo Slice and the UFC. That, plus a discussion of the Kermit Cintron vs. Paul Williams fight means that this is a very strong show. When you wrap MMA information and MMA entertainment into a radio show, and throw in a little boxing news, you get Carson's Corner. It's the perfect storm.
Mark Pavelich talks Strikeforce brawl, Bellator and MFC 25!
May 02, 2010 09:28 PM PDT
The always outspoken and frequently polarizing Mark Pavelich recently sat down with host Bob Carson to share some of his perspective on the world of MMA.
Tune in to hear Pavelich's take on the brawl between Cesar Gracie's team and Mayhem Miller at Strikeforce (and his criticisms of the way things were handled), his feelings about the emergence of Bellator as a new promotion and the seemingly unstoppable MFC juggernaut under his control!
In fact, the MFC returns TOMORROW - May 7th - with another intriguing card. Don't miss this interview with one of MMA's most determined promoters getting ready for another big show!
Ryan Thomas on Bellator Screwjob
April 18, 2010 05:47 AM PDT
Look at the gif above. Does that look like a fair stoppage to you? Thomas clearly did not tap and was not being visibly choked. Whether you think he would have won the fight or not, it's no surprise that he feels cheated out of the chance to compete to his full potential...and now he's back on Carson's Corner to speak his mind!
Bob sits down with Ryan in the immediate aftermath of the fight to get his thoughts on the stoppage, Askren as an opponent, disrespectful post-fight comments and fan support for his appeal against the official result. Ryan is looking for Bellator to make things right and compensate him in some way for the outcome and he makes his case for that here!
As well as talking to Ryan, Bob also breaks down the recent Strikeforce show with Chris Thomas of http://www.nufocusenergy.com/ and the mighty Eddie Goldman, then gives his thoughts on Anderson Silva, Thomas vs. Mayorga and the upcoming "Moosin" event.
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Alex Karalexis talks WEC fight with Anthony Pettis, plus more Nyenhuis!
April 15, 2010 11:28 PM PDT
Carson's Corner has returned! This time, Bob brings in hard working WEC punchologist Alex Karalexis to discuss his time on the UFC reality show, growing up Greek with two sisters and his upcoming battle with highly regarded prospect Anthony Pettis.
Does Alex feel his go-for-broke style has hurt him in the past? Will he be trying to punch a hole in Pettis's face or employing a more strategic approach? Are the stories about a disgruntled TUF season 1 cast wading through crap due to sewage problems based in fact? How badly does Karalexis want revenge after falling victim to the Von Flue Choke, the most DECEPTIVE™ move in MMA? Tune in to find out!
That's not all for this episode, though: in addition to Alex, Carson also hosts the irascible and entertaining Eric Nyenhuis to share his thoughts on the world in general. Many of you love to hear from Eric and he doesn't disappoint in this appearance!
After the interviews Bob takes a little time to talk about Phil Baroni's recent activity, UFC judge/attention seeker Doug Crosby and the Mayweather vs. Mosley undercard.
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Ryan Thomas and Jessica Kappel!
April 06, 2010 03:21 PM PDT
With this installment of the ongoing Carson Saga, host Bob Carson welcomes UFC veteran and recent Bellator signee Ryan Thomas "The Tank Engine" to the show. Sporting a record of 10-3-0 and no fights going the distance, Thomas will be looking to stop former Olympic wrestler Ben Askren in their televised April 15th showdown.
As well as speaking to Thomas about his UFC experience, new contract with Bellator and Askren as an opponent, Carson brings MMA's only female promoter Jessica Kappel onto the show to discuss her involvement with combat sports. Afterwards, Bob shares some of his thoughts on Jardine vs. Hamill, "Evolution II", Mayhem vs. Stout and your feedback to Andy Wang!
Andy Wang and Carson discuss the latest UFC and his next rumble in the ring!
March 30, 2010 03:09 PM PDT
On this episode, popular MMA fighter/sometimes strategically challenged submission $tud Andy Wang joins Carson to discuss the latest UFC event and his ongoing combat sports lifestyle journey.
Although Andy was supposed to fight once more in 2009, he received an unfortunate injury at the hands of Brazilian striker Wanderlei Silva. Did Andy try to brawl it out on the feet against the aggressive former Pride champion? More importantly, will Andy decide to use his grappling skills in the ring during his next fight May 1st in Hawaii, or is his stated desire to "prove something to the Hawaiian fans and have a major scrap" a bad omen? Tune in for an update from the man whose online fanbase continues to grow!
After talking to Andy, Bob discusses the recent interim title win of former guest and friend of the show Shane Carwin, the return of Lavar Johnson and more.
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March 21, 2010 12:02 AM PDT
Dan Quinn, a Carson's Corner favorite, is scheduled to turn himself in to the Sacramento jail on March 22, 2010, in order to serve a 90-day sentence. This is because Dan was recently charged and convicted of carrying a fishing knife.
If you want to hear why and how the arrest and subsequent conviction of Dan went down, then this is the show for you. If you want to learn what goes on behind bars when a Dan Quinn is serving time, then this is the show for you. If you want to know what is on Dan's mind on the eve of his incarceration, then this is the show for you.
We get dozens of emails per week on the subject of Dan Quinn. If you are one of those emailers, then this is the show for you.
Make no mistake, this show is for the Dan Quinn/stevia fans out there.
Swamp Donkey on Huck's dirty fighting and the travesty in Germany!
March 17, 2010 04:43 PM PDT
Recent WBO title challenger Adam "Swamp Donkey" Richards returns from Germany to share his thoughts on what happened in his fight for the belt and why he feels cheated by the outcome.
A former sparring partner for Evander Holyfield, "Swamp Donkey" recently dropped to cruiserweight and was undefeated in that division until his loss to Marco Huck last Saturday. During the fight Huck landed a series of flagrant illegal shots with elbows and forearms. Ignoring Richards' complaints and a very visible gash on the back of his head, the referee waved off the fight following yet another elbow strike and actually pushed him to the ground as he did so.
It's no surprise that "Swamp Donkey" is mad about what went down, and he makes that clear in this entertaining interview with the one and only Bob Carson! As well as discussing the fight, Bob asks Adam for his thoughts on MMA and whether he would consider trying his hand at it, his exciting war with Chazz Witherspoon, plans for the future and much more.
After talking to Richards, Carson also hosts Jose Canseco vs. Herschel Walker petition organizer Terry "The Fridge" Burton to get the lowdown on his efforts to have an MMA fight between two legends from other sports made into a reality.
This is an action-packed episode which covers boxing, MMA and anything else involving people getting punched in the face...don't miss it!
John Perretti, former UFC matchmaker
March 06, 2010 02:01 PM PST
Former UFC matchmaker John Perretti is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner. Never one to shy away from a question, Perretti fully enlightens us on the possible scenarios that will play out in the UFC/James Toney marriage. As a man who has been there and done that, Perretti speaks with authority on the topic of how promotions utilize fighters.
In addition, Perretti gives his opinion on the UFC in general, discusses Strikeforce and more. There is also an update on the new sport that he is working on. He has given vague hints in the past about this new sport, so this interview attempts to pick up where we left off the last time we had John on the show.
After the interview, Bob discusses the latest news and rumors and addresses a growing rumor that Carson's Corner is about to switch to a live, daily format.
James Z. Feng
February 25, 2010 01:09 AM PST
Award-winning writer/director/producer James Z. Feng is the guest on today's edition of Carson's Corner. Mr. Feng's latest project is a documentary about mixed martial arts called "Fight Life." The film has been described in this way:
"Starring three different fighters in different points in their career, Fight Life brings you a spectrum. From the 15 long minutes inside the cage to the countless hours in the gym, this new profession of mixed-martial arts has finally flourished into mainstream America. The evolution of the sport within the last ten years from an underground sport to Spike TV and CBS has surprised all nay-sayers who a decade ago said the sport would never survive 2000. Along with this new sport comes the lifestyle of professional fighters who are paving the way for the next big thing."
Mr. Feng sat down with our Bob Carson for a thorough discussion on the movie, including the story behind the movie: how Mr. Feng became involved with this project. It's an interesting interview, and it's likely to whet your appetite for this 2010 release. For additional details on "Fight Life," go to http://www.fightlife.tv.
After the interview, stay tuned for the latest news and rumors in the game. Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez is fighting this week? Did you know that? Bob discusses this fight and everything else you need to know.
MFC President Mark Pavelich
February 18, 2010 10:39 PM PST
As the next fight show promoted by the Maximum Fighting Championship draws near, MFC president Mark Pavelich finds himself mired in something of a controversy. We're delighted that we are able to bring you Mark's definitive statement about this situation. After you hear this interview, you'll wonder whether the media created this drama and, if so, why.
February 16, 2010 01:33 AM PST
MMA fighter and sweetener health benefits advocate Dan Quinn has apparently been TRYING to give himself cancer. Why in the world would he do such a thing? Does it have something to do with his quest to prove that stevia is a miracle substance and his willingness to experiment on himself? Only this interview can possibly answer those and other Quinn questions!
February 10, 2010 09:42 PM PST
On this entertaining episode of Carson's Corner, Bob is joined by UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard to discuss his career reboot and recent win over Ronnys Torres!
Melvin and Carson cover a wide range of topics relating to his career, including the following:
Thoughts on Torres as an opponent and arguments from some observers that the fight should have been declared a draw
His positive test for cocaine, the suspension he received, and what factors went into his decision to try the powdered anesthetic drug
His comments on Gabe Ruediger's "soft ass stomach" and the fight the preceded them
The recent athletic commission suspension notice stating that he needs an eye test to avoid an indefinite suspension and whether he has any long term problems
The improvements in his training under Greg Jackson and what he feels his previous camp was missing
Allegations that he greased against Roger Huerta and the "no contest" ruling that resulted from them
Thoughts on potential next UFC opponents and when he might return to the cage
...plus much more.
In addition to talking to Melvin, Bob shares his thoughts with listeners on some of the latest happenings from around the world of combat sports. Don't miss it!
February 05, 2010 12:01 AM PST
Just two days out from UFC 109 and a crossroads fight with Mac Danzig, UFC fighter Justin Buchholz sat down to discuss all things fighting with MMA sage Bob Carson. Listen to this show and hear Justin's last-minute thoughts on this fight and how he plans on taking down the former TUF winner. Justin and Bob also discuss a variety of other matters, including teammate Urijah Faber, Paul "The Polar Bear" Varelans, training with high level wrestlers and more.
Buchholz is a bright, optimistic young fighter, and this is a fun interview.
Drew Fickett and an explosive Eric Nyenhuis Interview!!
January 26, 2010 07:14 PM PST
Carson's Corner Alert! Bob recently sat down again with the controversial, outspoken and daring Eric Nyenhuis to see where his head is at these days. The result is an interview you won't want to miss because Eric has a lot to say about MMA fans, Mikey Burnett's lawsuit against Zuffa and much more that you won't hear anywhere else.
If you like to hear people from the old days of the sport talk trash and make allegations about others then you need to hear this one! Does Nyenhuis want to FIGHT MMA superagent Ken Pavia? Tune in to find out!
That's definitely not all which is on this show, though, because Bob also spoke to Arizona fighter and MMA coach Drew "The Master" Fickett this week about his current status.
How is Fickett's recovery from substance abuse going? How does he see himself transitioning to being one of the top coaches in the sport? Is he completely done with MMA competition or could we see him come back in the future when the time is right? Click the link below to hear
WEC champ Ben Henderson and Daniel Puder!
January 20, 2010 10:54 PM PST
Carson's Corner is coming at you with another content-packed double interview edition!
On this electrifying installment of the series, recently crowned undisputed WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson joins Bob to put his amazing run to the top in perspective. Known for being almost impossible to submit and incredibly determined to succeed, Henderson gives some insightful analysis on his career to date including the fight with Varner and the former champ's recent trash talk.
Is Varner out of line with his statements about the man who beat him? Who does Henderson expect to face next in the WEC? How does the young lion feel like he stacks up against other top lightweights from around the world like BJ Penn and Shinya Aoki? Tune in to find out!
That's not all you'll find in this episode, though. Popular former WWE wrestler Daniel Puder has been promoting his recent show "Puder's Knockouts" online with mixed forum response. Some have even accused the undefeated MMA fighter of using "spam" to promote it. Daniel joins Bob to give his side of the story and a special message for his detractors, so don't miss it!
Javier "Showtime" Vazquez!!
January 15, 2010 06:17 PM PST
Carson's Corner is back! On this all-new edition, respected MMA and grappling competitor Javier "Showtime" Vazquez joins Bob to discuss his life and future in the world of combat sports.
It was recently announced that Javier would be facing original UFC lightweight champion and legend Jens Pulver at WEC 47 on March 6th, so tune in to hear Javier's share his thoughts on Pulver as an opponent and whether he'll looking to make a statement by finishing "Little Evil" as decisively as possible!
In addition to talking to Javier, Bob dissects and analyzes some of the latest news from around the world of MMA, including Herschel Walker's upcoming debut, Pacquiao vs. Clottey and UFC ticket giveaways.
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"Homicide" Harry Gopaul
January 06, 2010 09:12 PM PST
The guest on today's show is "Homicide" Harry Gopaul.
Gopaul recently made his MMA debut on a Gladiator Challenge show. His opponent was none other than Dan Quinn. As most people know by now, Gopaul emerged victorious.
On today's show, Bob and Harry talk extensively about the fight. You'll hear details about the fight and Gopaul's training leading up to the fight. Somewhat surprisingly, given Gopaul's background as an amateur boxer, you'll also learn that he also has quite a bit of grappling experience. Gopaul quite possibly has the tools in place to become a top tier MMA fighter.
In addition to the Gopaul interview, Bob discusses recent fight shows, including the UFC's latest offering and Dynamite, answers listener email and more.
Chainsaw Charles and Richie Guerrero!
December 22, 2009 10:25 PM PST
Carson's Corner returns with another episode! On this broadcast, Bob talks to "Chainsaw" Charles McCarthy and ATT manager Richie Guerrero.
Chainsaw recently represented ATT at the world grappling championships in the gi 264.5 division and took some time out to give Bob an update on his career. Tune in to hear about his experience at the event, his life since retiring from active MMA competition and more!
Charles isn't the only guest on this show, and as the manager of one of the world's premiere MMA teams, Richie Guerrero from American Top Team has a lot of interesting information about his team and their recent results from the biggest combat sports shows in the world. What will 2010 hold for members of ATT?
After the interviews Bob takes some time to reflect on the holiday season in his own inimitable style!
Carson invades the world grappling championships!
December 16, 2009 06:37 PM PST
Join dynamic and driven MMA radio host Bob Carson on his trip to the FILA World Grappling Championships on this episode of Carson's Corner!
Reporting from the event, Carson talks to some of the biggest names competing about their participation in grappling and mixed martial arts. On this single show you'll hear from Ben Askren, Mario Rinaldi, Din Thomas (including huge news about a potential MMA fight with a big name boxer!), Denny Prokopos and more.
As well as the latest from some of the world's foremost grapplers, tune in to hear Bob's thoughts on the UFC Australia and Dynamite! 2009 events.
Carson's Corner: Bob Interviews Eddie Goldman of No Holds Barred.
December 07, 2009 11:11 PM PST
Carson's Corner is back! After a break due to studio refurbishments, the most exciting and unpredictably scheduled MMA show in the world has returned to the fore! On this episode, MMA's most learned scholar Eddie Goldman pauses on his journey to enlightenment to share his wisdom on the state of the UFC. Tune in to hear the sport's original "wise man" and his protégé analyze the organization's current and upcoming problems as they struggle with injuries to main event fighters, economic factors and management issues. Most commentators agree that 2010 will be full of challenges for the largest MMA promotion in the world, but how will things play out? Tune in and hear what the original voice of MMA radio has to say on the subject!
Eddie Goldman's show can be heard at http://nhbnews.podomatic.com
November 18, 2009 01:49 PM PST
Danish MMA fighter Martin Kampmann is the guest on this week's edition of Carson's Corner.
On this show, you'll hear Martin talk about his disappointing loss to Paul "Semtex" Daley, as well as the circumstances surrounding that fight. What happened in that fight and what is Martin doing to make sure it doesn't happen again? You'll hear about it all on this show. In addition, Martin talks about his camp as he prepares for an upcoming January 2 fight against Rory Markham.
In addition, Bob discusses the witchhunt currently underway wherein Top Rank Boxing is unfairly targeting Eddie Goldman, answers listener email, talks about an upcoming Muay Thai show in Arizona and more!
Mikey Burnett & Dan Quinn
November 09, 2009 06:12 PM PST
On this episode of Carson's Corner, MMA veteran Mikey Burnett joins Bob for an update on his life after fighting.
Burnett made a name for himself with exciting fights in the UFC, but more recently his lawsuit against Zuffa over an injury suffered during "The Ultimate Fighter" has been getting a lot of attention. Mikey gives Bob all the details of the suit, including addressing claims by Eric Nyenhuis relating to the injury on an earlier show. Did Couture hurt his neck in practice, or was running into a wall also a factor? Carson asks Mikey to respond to questions and criticism from fans about the origin of the injury.
Burnett also has a book coming out which focuses on his life and MMA career, and he gives Bob a preview of the material while sharing some insights into the process which made him decide to tell his story.
Mikey always makes for a very interesting interview, and this time is no exception. That's not all Carson has this time, though, because this double edition of the show also features the recently victorious "Saint of Stevia," Dan Quinn!
Dan recently showed guts and power in his victory over X-ARM powerhouse Bond Lapua. After surviving an early barrage of strikes, Dan came back to land some big shots which made his opponent quit.
Has this victory silenced some of Dan's critics for the time being? Has he ever been hit harder than he was in the Lapua fight? What does he think of the Kimbo vs. Houston Alexander fight? How does he feel about being featured on SomethingAwful.com?
Tune in to the latest Carson's Corner to hear Mikey Burnett AND Dan Quinn's answer to all of the above!
Rich Clementi and original den member Eric Nyenhuis!
October 31, 2009 04:37 PM PDT
On this double feature episode, Bob is first joined by MMA veteran and promoter Rich Clementi to talk about both of his careers in combat sports.
Rich discusses his latest event, his recent UFC run, his plans for the future and much more!
After talking to Rich, Carson welcomes original Lion's Den member Eric Nyenhuis to the show.
Before he made the jump to pro-wrestling, Eric trained with both the Den and Royce Gracie. Bob and Eric reminisce about the often crazy early days of the sport, including a lot of stories from Eric that you won't have heard anywhere else!
As well as the days of Pancrase and the Gracies, Eric gives his thoughts on why many people in the pro-wrestling world have supposedly taken a dislike to him, if the wrestling business corrupts everyone who touches it for too long and which wrestlers he thinks could make the jump to MMA in the footsteps of Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley.
WEC Champ Mike Brown
October 22, 2009 02:23 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is back with another huge interview! On this episode, WEC champion Mike Thomas Brown enters the ultimate probing ground for a revealing and entertaining discussion.
Mike and Bob look back over his journey from military school to the championship and how he overcame obstacles including a fondness for twinkies and a serious neck injury to become a world-class athlete.
Brown has faced some of the best fighters in the sport and gives his thoughts on battles against Hermes Franca, Urijah Faber and Masakazu Imanari, including the sickening leg lock which threatened to derail his career.
As well as his in-ring highlights, Mike gives some insights into his fondness for action figures, losing four figures on Thiago Alves vs. GSP, the potential absorption of the WEC brand into the UFC and his next fight against 16-1 knockout artist Jose Aldo.
Bob Carson + Mike Brown = a great time, so don't miss it!
Andy Wang returns!
October 18, 2009 12:10 PM PDT
He's back! MMA's enigmatic wandering Ronin, BJJ black belt Andy Wang, returns to Carson's Corner for an update on his ongoing warrior journey.
Andy recently went to war with ZST, DEEP and Bodog vetern Atsuhiro Tsuboi in Art of War's "Ground Zero" event. Did Andy make good on his previous promise to use his grappling skills, or did he throw caution to the wind again and brawl it out on the feet? What does Andy think about the ongoing Mac Danzig "shirtgate" controversy? Tune in to find out!
In addition to fighting Andy Wang for the right to cross the bridge he guards, Carson also shares his thoughts on "The Simpsons", the unfortunate passing of fighter Sakai Jockygym and rumors of a high-octane street fight involving Tra Telligman of the Lion's Den.
Matt Serra is back!
October 10, 2009 03:07 PM PDT
Carson's Corner returns again, and this time Bob has Matt Serra back for another animated and insightful interview.
The former UFC welterweight champ and "Ultimate Fighter" winner joins Bob to discuss his future inside the cage, including potential new opponents for his return. Will Serra follow Matt Hughes's lead for the first time and take only "big name" fights? How much chance is there of the two meeting again inside the octagon for a rematch? Is criticism of his submission finishing rate justified? Does he have any interest in facing Phil Baroni as fans have suggested? Tune in to hear Carson and Serra discuss these topics and many more!
In addition to the interview with Serra, Bob takes some time to break down the Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz rematch, Joe Silva's background as matchmaker and the upcoming Strikeforce "Fedor vs. Rogers" card.
Mitch Clarke discusses his fight career!
October 06, 2009 02:30 PM PDT
On a recent show we featured interviews conducted by our roving reporter, undefeated Canadian MMA fighter Mitch Clarke. But what about the man himself? What motivates Mitch to strive for success both in and out of the ring? The indisputably toughest man in the MMA media goes "on the record" with Bob in the latest edition of Carson's Corner.
Tune in to this week's show to hear Mitch give his thoughts both on his own career and on the MMA scene in general - including his perspective on the Canadian scene, his latest victory inside the cage, MFC's "Big Pav" Mark Pavelich vs. Joe Rogan of the UFC and much more!
After Mitch joins the show, Bob turns his attention to the latest DREAM event, Lutter vs. MacDonald and the UFC's attempts to convince MMA fans to vote for Chuck Liddell on "Dancing with the Stars."
Mike Pyle returns!
September 26, 2009 06:37 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is back, and so is Mike Pyle!
Jimmo, Ford and Mitch!
September 17, 2009 01:27 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is pleased to welcome frequent contributor and undefeated MMA fighter Mitch Clarke back to the wagon train!
Wes Sims returns!
September 14, 2009 04:41 PM PDT
Born with no ability to feel fear and unusually long limbs, Wesley Sims quickly found his niche participating in dangerous "cage fights" for financial and personal gain. Now seeking an even deadlier challenge than the cage of doom, Sims takes a giant step back into Carson's Pit for the second time for what could turn out to be a deadly suicide mission.
Wes and Bob survey the path of destruction and mayhem left in the wake of "The Project," including the recent revelation that Sims had been living under an overpass instead of indoors. Did he use his size and strength to extort tolls and taxes from unsuspecting travelers? Was fighting on the asphalt for money or food ever an option? Wes gives the inside story on his recent hard times and how he battled his way back into society.
Always unpredictable, always entertaining, always gigantic...always Wes Sims! Don't miss what one of MMA's foremost fighter-philosophers has to say.
In addition to that, Bob Carson provides his unique breakdown of some recent events from around the world of combat sports, including the recent Arena Rumble and Bitetti Combat shows.
Mark Kerr returns!
September 04, 2009 04:09 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is pleased to welcome MMA legend Mark Kerr back to the show!
Kerr's first appearance was acclaimed by listeners, who were especially appreciative of Kerr's honest and forthright answers to questions on his career ups and downs to date.
Now "The Smashing Machine" returns to Carson's Pit to continue the discussion, starting with Mark's thoughts on his recent loss to King Mo. Was his arm injured as it appeared on the broadcast? How seriously did he take the fight? Is he sincere about trying to mount a successful comeback? Kerr speaks openly about the result and gives his take on what happened.
In addition to talking about the fight with Mo, Mark and Bob look back at some of his most memorable moments in and out of the ring - including his fights in Pride and having to go to court to get there, his UFC dominance and the infamous fight with Gregg "Ranger" Stott of RIP fame, his incredibly brutal beating of Paul Varelans and much more!
Kerr gives some of the best interviews in the sport and it's always worth tuning in to see what he has to say.
After talking to Mark, Bob is also joined by nutrition, spirituality and sex education guru Dan Quinn for an update on the latest developments in his life and research.
The entire staff of Carson's Corner would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of Ross "The Grizzly" Clifton, who tragically passed away recently. Rest in Peace "Big Grizz."
August 29, 2009 02:48 PM PDT
On this episode of Carson's Corner, Strikeforce head honcho Scott Coker joins Bob to discuss the California company's endeavors to date.
Coker gives his thoughts on everything from recent comments by Dana White to his plans for the future; although this interview was recorded mere moments before the announcement of the Emelianenko vs. Rogers matchup, Scott claimed not to have settled on a definite first fight for Fedor.
Did Scott Coker tempt fate by trying to bluff his way through a Q&A with MMA analyst and seasoned riverboat gambler Bob Carson, or did he simply make his mind up about the fight seconds after the interview ended and hastily arrange a press conference to let people know? Tune in and decide for yourself!
In addition to the interview Bob tackles the latest news and rumors from around the MMA world, including reports that Quinton Jackson will star in the new "A-Team" movie, the shooting death of boxer Vernon Forrest and some listener e-mail about the state of the UK scene.
Beau Taylor talks about the KIMO DEATH HOAX
August 26, 2009 06:26 PM PDT
Joining host Bob Carson on this late-August edition of Carson's Corner is MMA fighter/Merry Prankster Beau "One Man Army" Taylor. Beau recently made headlines around the country for the media storm that he created when he falsely announced the passing of MMA legend Kimo Leopoldo. Compounding the newsworthiness of the event was Taylor's own unfortunate run-in with the Tulsa Police Department.
Alex Stiebling and Dan Quinn
August 19, 2009 04:55 PM PDT
After a mysterious but temporary absence, the MMA radio talk show of the year returns with a devastating double-barreled blast of insight directly to the face!
Alex Stiebling recently announced his much-anticipated return to the ring after nearly three years as a regular civilian. The man sometimes known as "The Brazilian Killa" was set to face former foe Antonio Rogerio Nogueira once more for the Bitetti Combat promotion, but the status of the matchup has been thrown into doubt recently by Minotoro's negotiations with the UFC.
Is the fight canceled? Are the rumors about a recent Brazilian UFC title contender stepping in as a replacement true? How seriously is Stiebling taking the fight? Will "The Brazilian Killa" ride again? Stiebling gives Bob the inside story on his career and comeback!
That's not all, though: on this episode, fan favorite and regular contributor Dan Quinn jumps back into Carson's Pit with a vengeance. Tune in to hear how Dan found himself in a recent head-to-head run in with former UFC fighter Tedd Williams where only one man walked away from their 'test of strength' with his beliefs unshaken.
What happened when Dan squared off against the Combat Grappling guru? Will The stevia-powered hellraising terminator make his official return to the ring soon? Carson's Corner is back with another excellent show!
Paul Buentello and Eddie Goldman!
August 06, 2009 12:00 PM PDT
Today's episode of Carson's Corner features interviews with two great MMA personalities: Paul Buentello and Eddie Goldman.
First up is heavyweight fighter Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello. Rumors have been flying all over the internet regarding Paul and where he'll fight next. He was a victim of the Affliction fight promotion's bailout, so he's ready, eager and willing to get back in the cage. Join today's Carson's Corner to find out where he may fight next.
The second interview features legendary MMA journalist Eddie Goldman. Bob and Eddie discuss the recent moves by Strikeforce to expand operations, Eddie's own very interesting history with Zuffa, the whereabouts of underground boxing writer Flash Gordon and many more topics that you're sure to find highly interesting.
King Mo meets Duke Carson!
August 02, 2009 01:00 PM PDT
"King Mo" Lawal was a name already familiar to fans for foreign fistic feats featuring finishes in three of four fights, but his recent involvement in a high-profile expletive-laden faceoff with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson captured the attention of an even larger worldwide audience. Mo joins Carson to give his side of the story, including further explanation of his comments about the "minstrel show" he accused Rampage of performing for attention.
In addition to talking about his feud with Jackson, their mutual use of "the n-word" and the perception of black fighters as "athletic" rather than skilled, Mo gives Bob the inside story on his upcoming fight with hard-living MMA pioneer and gun-toting Arizona deputy Don Frye. Afterwards, the man they call "King" talks about his time as the top wrestler in the nation, his stint as the champion of the "Real Pro Wrestling" organization and the evolution of his combat sports skillset.
Once the interview is over, Bob Carson takes to the air in his dirigible of correctness to bring you the latest on events from around the world of MMA, including the Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort fight, Tito Ortiz returning to the UFC (including what Mark Coleman needs to watch out for if their proposed fight happens), Andrei Arlovski's potentially deadly visit to Chicago Comic-Con and much more!
Tim Kennedy goes full auto in Carson's Pit!
July 27, 2009 06:58 PM PDT
Staff Sergeant Tim Kennedy sneaks into Carson's Pit under cover of darkness and wages war on all questions! MMA's most feared active duty army warrior joins embedded reporter Bob Carson to give a sitrep on his recent battles inside the cage.
Sgt. Kennedy also takes the stand to address his controversial skirmish with Nick "The Goat" Thompson and whether the "rules of engagement" were broken in that fight. Will Kennedy face a Carson court-martial over the incident, or is "The Goat" to blame for his strategy of tapping first before complaining? Tune in to find out!
As well as his most high profile performances, Tim shares some of his experiences as a combat-with-guns veteran and tells Bob what it's like to be both a soldier and a professional cagefighter at the exact same time. Could Tim choose between war with bullets or fists if he had to? It's all here!
In addition to talking with Tim, Bob takes note of recent events in the world of combat sports - including the recent collapse of the Affliction MMA promotion, the passing of boxer Vernon Forrest and the newly announced Travis Lutter vs. Jason Macdonald fight.
July 23, 2009 01:03 PM PDT
Nate Quarry is one of our favorites here at Carson's Corner and so it is with great pleasure that we bring him back on the show.
Quarry and Carson discuss a variety of topics, from Brock Lesnar's antics to a hypothetical fight against Matt Lindland. As you would expect, Nate addresses any and all questions put to him, even the seemingly ridiculous.
After the interview, stay tuned to hear Bob discuss the latest news and rumors. There are some exciting rumblings coming out of professional boxing. Bob hits on all of them and more.
July 16, 2009 03:03 PM PDT
Carson's Corner features two guests on this show. First up, we have MMA fighter Sam Hoger joining us. Sam was one of the stars of season one of "The Ultimate Fighter" and was known for his controversial beanie collecting tendenices. Hoger has always been willing to step in the ring to back up his. Hear what he's been up to lately as well as his future plans on this episode of Carson's Corner.
July 07, 2009 02:59 PM PDT
Whoomp, there it is...Carson's Corner is back again, and MMA mastermind Shawn Tompkins is back with it!
July 02, 2009 06:08 PM PDT
On the eve of UFC 100, Mac Danzig stopped by for a chat. Mac and host Bob Carson discussed Mac's upcoming fight with Jim Miller, his last fight against Josh Neer, a possible drop to the 145 pound division, what to do with Dave Meltzer and more!
In addition, Bob pays tribute to the late Alexis Arguello, talks about Mayweather vs. Marquez, answers listener email and catches you up on what you need to know in the world of combative sports.
News on Nick Diaz
June 28, 2009 05:31 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is back and bringing the breaking heat.
June 24, 2009 07:40 PM PDT
Dan Quinn is back and he's on fire. If you have enjoyed listening to Dan's take on things in the past, then you'll really enjoy this show. If you don't like Dan, then this show may simply be too hot for you to handle. Dan is burning mad and he wants everyone to know. Tune in to find out why.
June 17, 2009 04:06 PM PDT
Two guests are featured on this edition of Carson's Corner: Mark Kerr and Allan Weickert.
Don Frye, Drew Fickett vs. Shannon Ritch showdown!
June 10, 2009 07:38 PM PDT
Are the summertime blues already setting in? The staff at Carson's Corner are doing our best to help you combat your seasonal sadness. Remember, whenever you're feeling a little less than perfect, Bob Carson is as close as a mouse click away! Settle in and prepare yourself for a triple shot of Bob Carson madness.
DON FRYE is fresh off a submission win. Join the show and listen to Don describe this fight in full detail. Also, Don has a message for frequent Carson's Corner contributer Dan Quinn. Will Don join Dan on his quest to get stevia in the bodies of all people? You're going to have to tune in to find out!
DREW FICKETT is coming back to the cage in a big way! Drew recently announced his first retirement from the sport, but after a short layoff Fickett is reenergized and ready to step back into the ring to throw down.
Enter worldwide MMA and combat veteran SHANNON RITCH, a fellow Arizona fighter who has experienced many ups and downs in the cage. Going 5-1 in 2008 arguably made it The Year of the Cannon, and an upset win over Fickett could potentially springboard The Most Polarizing Man in MMA to the big stage once more.
BOTH Drew and Shannon join the show, together, to discuss their impending battle! Who will win the war of words before the in-ring action begins?
Afterwards, Bob discusses the WEC card, Jens Pulver's future and the new Tapout Training Center in Las Vegas.
June 07, 2009 01:32 AM PDT
Carson's Corner host Bob Carson recently went on a field trip with MMA journalist Eddie Goldman. The two stopped by Renzo Gracie's school for a visit and ended up talking to none other than Rolles Gracie.
Ken Pavia/Dan Quinn
June 03, 2009 04:05 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is back and this show brings MMA entertainment to a new level. Ken Pavia, superagent to top fighters, is a guest on today's show. If you listen to this show, you will hear Ken respond to allegations of impropriety made by a couple of individuals. As usual, Ken pulls no punches.
If you enjoy listening to Dan Quinn, then this show is especially for you. On this edition, you will hear Dan Quinn like you've never heard him. This is a big statement, but Carson's Corner delivers. Again, if you are a fan of Quinn, then you must listen. Enough said. (Dan talks about his desire to fight Brock Lesnar, Don Frye and others.)
Bob also brings you the news you need and answers listener email.
Rob Maysey of MMAFA
May 30, 2009 01:11 PM PDT
Rob Maysey, founder of the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association, is the guest on this edition of Carson's Corner.
Rob and host Bob Carson discuss the need for fighters to band together for the betterment of the sport. Rob gives several compelling reasons as to why this is the case. If you want to know one of the keys to the future development of the sport, give this show a listen.
If you are a fighter or are soon to become a fighter, you really need to listen to this show.
In the news and rumors segment, Bob talks about a Nevada judge who is now under federal indictment, the shocking injury to 20-year-old Zach Kirk and more.
May 27, 2009 07:12 PM PDT
In the fickle world of mixed martial arts fandom, perhaps no other fighter has been more up and down than Joe Riggs.
Riggs blasted Baroni. Riggs blasted Matt Hughes. Riggs blasted Nick Diaz. Actually, Riggs has a lot to say about quite a few people. Tune in and listen to Joe Riggs at his outspoken best.
After this instant classic interview, Bob covers the latest in news and rumors, including the latest on Ian Freeman, Dream, an Eddie Goldman update, UFC 98 payouts and more.
May 22, 2009 08:33 PM PDT
Just a few days after his big win on the most recent Maximum Fighting Championships show, Marvin Eastman sat down for a "State of the Beastman" talk with Bob Carson.
Drew Fickett/Daniel Puder/Dan Quinn
May 16, 2009 04:39 PM PDT
Three separate interviews mark this very special edition of Carson's Corner. If you tune into this show, you'll hear from Daniel Puder, Drew Fickett and Dan Quinn. Any one of these stars can provide MMA radio magic. What happens when all three appear on the same show?
Ruben "Warpath" Villareal
May 13, 2009 07:04 PM PDT
Sound the alarm - the heavily made-up brawler known as Warpath has found his way into Carson's Pit! Will Bob and the man legally named Ruben Villareal exchange punches until the police show up and look to press charges? Tune in and find out!
On this episode, Ruben joins Bob for his most in-depth interview to date. Despite having seen him fight on Pay-Per-View cards and live events all over the world, MMA fans may not be fully familiar with the main behind the makeup mask. Join Carson and Warpath for a discussion of his entire fight career, including his recently-served steroid suspension, his opinion on who his hardest-hitting and best opponents were, his main event battles with fighters like Bas Rutten and Don Frye, his recent successful comeback and much more!
PLUS: Bob discusses the return of Kevin Randleman, the persistent rumors about Randy Couture's personal life and the rise and fall of Canadian comedian Mike Myers.
Warpath is one of the most active fighters in the world today and he has a lot to talk about. Check out this show.
Andy Wang stands and trades in Carson's Pit!
May 06, 2009 06:18 PM PDT
Joining us today on Carson's Corner is noted fighter Andy Wang, fresh off a big win and getting ready for perhaps the most important fight of his career to date. Bob sat down with Andy and learned what he's been up to since his days as a contestant on season five of The Ultimate Fighter.
Tune in to hear Andy Wang revisit his stint on the show and some of the issues which arose from it: refusing to take fights to the ground, being kicked off BJ Penn's team, and his emotional breakdown after being defeated. Andy also very candidly discusses the way fans reacted to his brawling style, including his thoughts on the phrase "Stand and Wang" being used to describe groundfighters who try to strike instead of using their submission skills.
There's more to Andy than his appearance on TUF, though, and he looks to move forward and continue his winning ways with an upcoming battle against skilled thaiboxer Kit Cope in the "WarGods" promotion. Will Andy promise to try and take Kit to the ground? Click the link below to find out!
After the interview, Bob analyzes the latest hijinks from around the world of MMA and combat sports, including Don Frye's latest victory, Jose Canseco fighting the Techno Goliath Hong-Man Choi and a shoutout to fans from the UK. Don't miss it!
Rising heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer joins Carson!
May 03, 2009 12:04 AM PDT
On this exciting episode, our hero Bob Carson engages in mutual combat with SNMMA heavyweight champion and YAMMA finalist Chris Tuchscherer.
With an extremely impressive 17-1 record and the ability to finish fights with strikes or submissions, Tuchsherer has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Tune in to hear Chris discuss his training with Greg Nelson, sparring with Brock Lesnar and Lesnar's rematch with Mir, his thoughts on the YAMMA fighting enclosure, the circumstances surrounding his "no contest" against Josh Hendricks and much more!
After talking to Chris, Bob analyzes the latest happenings from around the MMA world and answers some of YOUR listener e-mail.
April 28, 2009 11:15 PM PDT
Noah Inhofer first gained fame for his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter television show. At the time, he was a mostly self-trained fighter who got by on natural talent and desire. He's still fighting, but he is now a part of the Miletich Fighting Systems team.
Listen to this episode and find out Noah's thoughts on his mid-season departure from the UFC reality show. He'll give you all of the behind-the-scenes tidbits that you won't find anywhere else. You'll also get his appraisal of the other fighters who were on the show with him, as well as his thoughts on Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock, who were the coaches for that season. In addition, Noah updates us on his fight career, including a rundown of some of his fights and a discussion on what's in his future.
The usual insider news and rumors section is back on this show, as well as listener email. Catch this show while it's hot!
*Please note that some portions of the show have music playing in the background. The music is not playing during the Inhofer interview and was a one-time thing that will not happen again*
Dan Quinn Calls Out Joe Rogan!
April 22, 2009 08:34 PM PDT
Two great interviews mark this end-of-the-month edition of Carson's Corner.
April 15, 2009 06:45 PM PDT
BJJ black belt and MMA fighter Dustin "McLovin" Hazelett is this week's guest on Carson's Corner!
Join us this week as Bob gets down to brass tacks with one of the UFC's most crowd-pleasing and talented welterweights. You'll learn about Hazelett's injury situation, including how long he expects to be out of action. You'll also be hearing his thoughts on some of his UFC fights, what he thinks about ADCC-style grappling, his coach Jorge Gurgel and much more! This is a 5-star interview, as rated by the Carson Interview Rating Service.
In addition to the Hazelett interview, you'll also get the latest in news and rumors in the world of combative sports.
April 09, 2009 03:12 PM PDT
With rumors flying about tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter 10, we felt that it was time for you to get to know a name that you're going to be hearing a lot from in the coming months: Rex Richards.
April 02, 2009 04:58 PM PDT
He's back: a heavily-armed Don "The Predator" Frye jumps back into Carson's Pit to face the perfect interviewing Machine...Bob Carson! This isn't one of those shows where the host simply laughs at Frye's antics and waits for him to interview himself - Bob asks Don to discuss the subjects you really want to hear about.
-His old nemesis Ken Shamrock's recent positive steroid test
-Whether he regrets not focusing more on professional boxing
-His upcoming movie projects in the comedy, drama and horror genres
-Which of the actors in the movie "13" (50 Cent, Rourke, Statham, Liotta) is the toughest
-If Chuck Zito will ever really have an MMA fight like he claims he will
-His recent match with Minoa and the disappointing result
-Speculation on whether the Minowa fight was fixed online
-His new healthy lifestyle and how difficult it is to stick with
-Ridiculous speculation about the legitimacy of his incredible brawl with Takayama
-A fight with another Ultimate Ultimate 96 entrant that could happen this year
-and much more!
Don't miss yet another classic Frye-Carson buddy adventure set to light up the box office and win multiple awards!
Mark Pavelich and Lyle Beerbohm.
March 25, 2009 08:22 PM PDT
On this edition of Carson's Corner, Bob brings in two great guests: undefeated MMA fighter Lyle Beerbohm and Maximum Fighting Championship promoter Mark Pavelich.
Bob catches up with outspoken and charismatic fight promoter Mark Pavelich. Canadian MMA fighter Ryan Ford recently had some controversial things to say about his split from the Maximum Fighting Championship, and Pavelich takes the opportunity to set the record straight. You're going to be shocked, amused, entertained and quite possibly inspired by what Mark has to say in this no-holds-barred discussion.
After the Pavelich interview, we hear from Lyle Beerbohm. Lyle is an interesting person and a unique character. Undefeated at 21 and 0, Beerbohm has overcome an addiction to crystal methamphetamine and has served time in prison. While in prison, Lyle decided to become a cage fighter. Hear his incredible story on this show.
March 20, 2009 07:45 PM PDT
Carson's Corner returns! On this edition of the show, the always exciting Sam Stout joins Bob for a discussion of his past, present and future career.
Tune in to hear Stout talk about his upcoming fight with Matt Wiman, the perception that he hasn't found his comfort zone inside the octagon yet, fighting in front of the Canadian fans and whether that has any influence on his performance, the criticism of Shawn Tompkins' cornering during his rematch with Spencer Fisher from some MMA analysts and much more!
In addition to a great interview with Sam, Bob discusses results from the recent Sengoku event, reveals who the next MMA fighter to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated could be and analyzes the potential for an increase in serious injuries as the sport evolves.
War Machine in Carson's Pit!
March 10, 2009 08:05 PM PDT
Sound the alarm! Carson's Corner sensors detect the presence of another controversial and outspoken guest, this time the man known simply as "War Machine."
Tune in to hear the former Jon Koppenhaver go on the record about his past, present and future shenanigans, including his multiple arrests for public brawling and concern-causing comments about suicide, President Obama and the MMA lifestyle.
There's more to "War Machine" than his recent antics, though, and he also provides some very interesting insights on his highs and lows inside the ring, the status of his professional relationship with the UFC, his struggles with depression and much more. Would War Machine fight beloved American icon and senior citizen Stan Lee for the right to his chosen name? Listen to this and find out!
As well as another excellent interview, Carson gives some thoughts and updates on recent deaths in the boxing community, Ken Shamrock's signed bout with Bobby Lashley, a new Muay Thai resource and a listener's question about the psychology of female fighters.
Vernon "Tiger" White / UFC fighter Todd Duffee
March 05, 2009 11:21 AM PST
Today's guests are Vernon "Tiger" White and Todd Duffee.
Catch up on the latest in Tiger's world, as Bob puts the Lion's Den veteran through a grilling inquisition. You'll hear about where he's been, where he's going and everything in between. Vernon opens up to Bob and, by extension, you, the listener, about his personal life. Vernon is a long-time internet favorite. Tune in to find out why.
The second guest on today's show is UFC newcomer Todd Duffee. Todd was on Carson's Corner a few months back. This interview picks up where the last one left off. Search the Carson's Corner archives to hear Carson vs. Duffee 1 and then settle in for this exciting rematch. Does Duffee fear that he'll be released from the UFC if he loses his upcoming debut fight? They talked about this and much more.
In addition, Bob discusses the amazing HBO boxing card televised last Saturday night. Was it the best televised fight card of the year? Was Marquez vs. Diaz the fight of the year?
Be sure to catch this show. It's a great one.
February 24, 2009 12:22 PM PST
Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock is the guest on today's episode of Carson's Corner.
Fresh off his win over Ross Clifton, Ken stopped by Carson Plaza and sat down for a one-on-one with fellow Hall of Famer Bob Carson. Bob pulled out all the stops and got answers to questions that fans have been asking for years.
Isn't it about time for Ken to address the "Petey, my heart!" internet urban legend? Fearless Bob asked Ken about this and much more.
In addition to this soon-to-be-classic interview, Bob also talks about the ESPN boxing biting incident, UFC 95 and the new MMA promotion from the people who brought you Art of War.
Carson's Corner 2-16-09.
February 16, 2009 08:40 PM PST
Due to an unprecedented volume of listener email directed to recent guest Dan Quinn, we have decided to ask the man himself to come back and provide the answers that you want.
People always find a lot to be entertained and enlightened by when Dan shows up, and this episode should be no exception. Tune in to hear "The Saint of Stevia" respond to some of YOUR feedback about his cold fission process, mixing stevia with powerade and other water substitutes, being "touched by God" and much more. It's another Quinn classic!
As well as talking to Dan, Bob brings to light some rumors about the recent Clifton vs. Shamrock fight, analyzes Antonio Margarito's dirty handwraps suspension and the problems with UFC 97, then answers some of your listener e-mail.
MFC's Mark Pavelich
February 11, 2009 01:01 AM PST
We are very pleased to have Mr. Mark Pavelich, president and CEO of Maximum Fighting Champsionships, back on the show.
On this episode, you'll hear Mark and Bob discuss the very impressive upcoming MFC card, scheduled to take place on February 20. This card is possibly the best MFC offering yet, featuring the likes of Ryan Ford, Pat Healy, Nick "The Goat" Thompson, Paul “Semtex” Daley, Derrick “The Eraser” Noble, Antonio “Mandingo” McKee, Rory Singer, Bryan Baker, Solomon Hutcherson, David Heath and more. Get the inside scoop on the latest developments on MFC 20 by listening to this interview.
As always, Mark is at his outspoken best and you won't want to miss his opinions on certain MMA journalists. It's fair to say that he is not a big fan of the "fanboys."
In addition to Mark Pavelich, this episode also features the latest installment of "Rojas Remembers." You'll get the latest news and rumors and more. Tune in and catch this show!
Travis Lutter returns!
February 04, 2009 10:43 PM PST
He's back! Popular guest of the show Travis Lutter returns to talk shop with Bob inside Carson's Pit.
As well as providing an update on his fight career, Lutter discusses the recent St. Pierre "greasegate" controversy and his thoughts on the undisputed champ. The man sometimes known as "The Serial Killer" also gives Bob the lowdown on a number of other topics including his recent role in Stephan Bonnar action vehicle "The Ultimate Champion," being featured in a new book about fighters, his BJJ and MMA teams, recent injuries and much more!
Lutter delivers another great interview, and afterwards Bob offers some thoughts on the most recent UFC event and friend of the show Ian Freeman's ongoing tax issues.
Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez and Dan Quinn
January 30, 2009 03:55 PM PST
Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez took a few minutes away from training for his February 21 fight against Joe Stevenson to stop by Carson's Corner.
Diego and host Bob Carson discussed the drop to 155, training for the Stevenson fight, Diego's new nutrition regimen, his girlfriend and much more. Diego Sanchez doesn't grant many interviews, so this is a rare glimpse at the man who was a winner on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Want more? You got it!
In addition to having Diego Sanchez on this episode, we are pleased to present to you round two of Bob Carson and Dan Quinn. That's right, Dan is back by popular demand. Many of you requested a return visit by the Saint of Stevia and we responded!
So there you have it. Diego Sanchez, Dan Quinn and Bob Carson. Does it get any better than that?
The short and true answer is a clear NO. This is as good as it gets.
Ross "The Grizz" Clifton and Katrina Belcher!
January 24, 2009 08:00 AM PST
On this episode of Carson's Corner, we have two special guests: MMA entrepreneur Katrina Belcher and Ross Clifton.
Clifton is fighting Ken Shamrock on February 13. We're gratified that he took time away from training to speak with us. He talked about Ken Shamrock, his own training, his friend Dan Quinn and more. Tune in to find out the background on the Dan Quinn vs. Cal Worsham controversy!
In addition, Katrina Belcher joins the show. If you don't know the name, it's because she is one of the behind-the-scenes personalities in the sport. Katrina is involved in such diverse undertakings as training for MMA referees, MMA journalism and advancing the cause of females in the sport. This is an entertaining and informative talk. Tune in and get to know one of the people who are helping advance the sport.
The "Rojas Remembers" segment on this show concerns Jeremy Horn. We also have news, rumors and listener email.
Katrina Belcher interview starts at the 7:01 mark
Shannon Ritch on his plans for 2009!
January 21, 2009 09:11 AM PST
Carson returns with two excellent updates from friends of the show!
First Bob sits down for another discussion with Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch on the recent developments in his career, including his amazing fifteen second hook kick knockout which has to be seen or described well to be believed. Will 2009 finally be "The Year of The Cannon"? Bob asks Shannon directly and the answer is sure to get people talking!
In addition to a rematch with "The Cannon," Carson entertains MMA manager and insider Tommy Rojas, who recounts the story of his first meeting with Jeff "Sherdog" Sherwood and Josh "MMA Writer" Gross in the "Rojas Remembers" segment.
Dan Quinn and Tommy Rojas
January 15, 2009 11:35 AM PST
We have two very entertaining and informative guests on tap for you today on Carson's Corner.
First up is Mr. Dan Quinn. Dan is a former Notre Dame football player who also competed professionally in the sports of boxing and MMA. Dan and Bob sat down for a long talk this week. They covered a wide variety of topics, including (but not limited to) Dan's football and fighting careers, his opinion on how he would stack up against certain fighters that are quite well known today and his belief that the supplement stevia is perhaps the most important addition that a person can make to his or her diet. Dan is a charismatic speaker, and you're going to want to hear what he has to say.
After Bob's interview with Dan, stay tuned to hear what MMA manager Tommy Rojas has to say about Rampage Jackson. Tommy told Bob the behind-the-scenes story about Rampage's K-1 fight against Cyril Abidi. It's interesting stuff, and it's a chance for you to hear what happened from one of the people on the inside.
XARM's Cal Worsham invades Carson's Corner!
January 09, 2009 01:18 PM PST
Former UFC fighter and current XARM official Cal Worsham is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner!
Join the show to hear host Bob Carson and Cal Worsham discuss the latest developments in the sport of XARM, including the latest fights and news, as well as an update on Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge. You will also hear Cal talk about his own career as a mixed martial artist, particularly his fights against Tank Abbott and Paul Varelans.
In addition to this very interesting interview, Bob also covers the latest news and rumors in his own inimitable way. After the news segment, listener email is answered. This is a complete show. A complete, living entity, if you will.
Michael Hood speaks with Bob Carson.
January 03, 2009 04:55 PM PST
Radio industry expert, Michael Hood, of Blatherwatch, chats with Bob Carson. In this 40 minute interview, Michael and Bob talk about talk radio, Bill O'reilly, Michael Webb, current events and Michael's latest projects.
Ken Pavia and Sean Foreman!
January 02, 2009 08:31 PM PST
Carson's Corner kicks off the new year with a bang! Ripped Carson's Pit veteran and MMA superagent Ken Pavia returns to the show to discuss all of his latest antics!
Bob grills the always game Pav about a host of subjects including his confusing online battle with someone purporting to be Joe Riggs, allegations of indifference towards the hypothetical death of fighter Dale Hartt, Superbrawl promoter TJ Thompson's challenge for an MMA fight, the Luke Cummo pot bust and much more! Did Ken really see Joe Riggs get tapped out multiple times by someone with only two limbs? Tune in to find out!
Right after the Pav interview, you'll hear from New Jersey prospect Sean Foreman. Bob sat down with him to talk about his training with Rhino Fight Team, his upcoming fight and his goals for the new year.
After the interviews, Bob talks about Sir Eddie Goldman, the UFC, K-1 Dynamite, Oscar de la Hoya and more! It's an action-packed show.
Tommy Rojas and Lee Mein
December 24, 2008 12:20 PM PST
Tommy Rojas is a manager who has been around the sport of MMA for a long time. He knew Dana White before White was involved with ownership of the UFC. He managed Rampage Jackson well before Jackson was a UFC fighter.
Put another way, Tommy has a vast storehouse of knowledge and inside stories. We were lucky enough to get him on the show and talking about his experiences in the sport. If you're a fan of the sport, you're going to want to hear this interview.
Bob and Tommy talk about the Pride FC promotion back in its glory days, the pre-UFC Dana White, Tommy's time with Rampage Jackson and much, much more! This interview is a must-hear.
The second interview on the show is between Carson's Corner Canadian Correspondent Mitch Clarke and fight promoter Lee Mein. Listen to catch up on the latest.
Dennis Hallman and Claude Patrick!
December 15, 2008 06:03 AM PST
Carson's Corner is back with a vengeance! UFC veteran Dennis "Superman" Hallman and IFL veteran Claude Patrick are today's guests.
Hallman's name recently surfaced as a potential opponent for Jon Fitch. Listen to the show and you'll get the inside scoop as to whether this fight nearly happened. What is in the future for Dennis Hallman, particularly in light of the suspension he has served?
Carson throws his patented verbal haymakers at Hallman during this interview. Will "Superman" survive? Tune in and find out.
The second interview on today's show is with middleweight Claude Patrick, a man who has only one blemish on his MMA record. Perhaps better known to fans in Canada, the 8 - 1 prospect really opens up to Carson's Corner correspondent Mitchell "Mitch" Clarke.
In addition, the news and information you've come to rely on is here and ready for you. All you have to do is click on the link and the MMA world according to Carson is at your disposal.
NFL Star Jermaine Wiggins!
December 07, 2008 07:44 PM PST
Former NFL standout Jermaine Wiggins is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner! Jermaine is preparing for his MMA debut and we're very thankful that he was kind enough to take some time out and stop by the Carson Entertainment Building for an exclusive one-on-one with Bob.
Listen to this show and hear Bob and Jermaine discuss, among other things, the training that Wiggins is going through in order to make the transition, his expectations, his opinion of other NFL players (including Johnnie Morton) who have tried MMA, Brock Lesnar, American Kickboxing Academy and much more. Jermaine is a great guest and this is one interview that you do not want to miss.
After the interview, Bob covers various and sundry matters pertaining to the world of combative sports and answers listener email.
Justin "The Insane One" McCully!
November 30, 2008 10:09 PM PST
MMA fighter Justin McCully is the guest on this episode. Justin is fighting on December 10th against Eddie Sanchez on the UFC "Fight For The Troops" show.
Among the topics discussed: McCully's sanity, his standup abilities, his future as a possible light heavyweight, how he stacks up against other heavyweights and more. Did Justin break down and cry when his proposed matchup with Frank Mir fell through? What is Justin's take on the negative feedback he may have received from internet fans after his first couple of UFC fights?
In addition to the McCully/Carson summit, Bob gives an update on the Joe Son criminal situation, notes the recent passing of a top boxing prospect, answers listener email and more.
Art Davie grilled by Bob Carson!!
November 26, 2008 04:20 PM PST
Art Davie, the man who co-created the UFC and helped bring K-1 to American television, is the guest on this Thanksgiving edition of Carson's Corner. Join the show and hear about Art's latest and most extreme project: XARM fighting! If you haven't seen or heard of XARM yet, prepare to be amazed: XARM combines the basic premise of armwrestling with the punches, kicks and even submission holds of an MMA fight.
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Ben Fishel of Media Matters on Carson's Corner!
November 23, 2008 08:54 PM PST
Here's an interview I did with Ben Fishel of Media Matters on my other show. Support Media Matters and Carson's Corner!
November 21, 2008 10:31 AM PST
The always controversial, always entertaining Greg "Kazja" Patschull joins Carson for an action-packed sequel to his original explosive interview!
This time, tune in to hear Kazja talk about Armando Garcia's resignation and why he feels responsible for it, more on his relationship with Mask and the Tapout crew and the bad blood between them, details of his other ventures - including Tapout Taco's expansion to Australia and his new clothing label which may upset the UFC (again) - and a "where are they now?" update on stoned former heavyweight prospect Josh Dempsey.
Carson also reads your listener e-mails and discusses the latest headlines from around the world of MMA. It's Baab time!
Georgia heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee
November 18, 2008 10:13 AM PST
A new installment of the ongoing Carson Saga is here! This time, hero Bob Carson welcomes fast-rising MMA star Todd Duffee to the show for an in-depth interview about his background and fight career. Duffee is fresh off a TKO win over Assuerio Silva and holds a perfect 4-0 record with four TKO stoppages.
After talking to Duffee, Bob also takes some time to reflect on Brock Lesnar's recent UFC title win and what it means to the sport, as well as offering some sage advice for those people who got upset about it. Carson also provides an update on Mark Cuban's alleged insider trading caper and a scandal involving college athletes. Don't miss it!
Joey Oddessa invades Carson's Corner!
November 14, 2008 09:53 AM PST
MMA oddsmaker and personality Joey Oddessa is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner! Joey jumps back into the pit to wrestle with all the latest controversies and developments from around the worlds of gambling and combat sports.
Oddessa is the man who made it possible for MMA fans to bet on fights, and he has a truly unique perspective. Carson brings out the best in yet another guest with this in-depth interview, as Joey gives his honest and upfront opinions on issues like the Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli debacle (and reports that Kimbo's crew bet big on Seth), allegations about suspicious activity around the Yves Edwards vs. Mark Hominick matchup, Fabricio Werdum being cut from the UFC, his recent comments about auditioning for the TUF reality show as a way to make money and some of the big UFC fights coming up in the future!
After the interview, Bob discusses Genki Sudo's future plans, Ishii's meeting with the Dalai Lama and your listener e-mail. Don't miss it!
Carson's Corner special guest Daniel Puder!
November 08, 2008 08:44 AM PST
Prepare thyself for another thrilling episode of Carson's Corner! On this broadcast, former WWE wrestler and undefeated MMA fighter Daniel Puder (the man who may have driven Kurt Angle over the edge with "the kimura viewed round the world") jumps into Carson's Pit for a no-words-barred interview.
Puder discusses his intriguing career journey from highschool wrestler to WWE contract winner and successful MMA fighter. Tune in to hear Puder's thoughts on his future in fighting and what he plans to do next in the ring or cage, whether Kurt Angle will ever fight and a potential Angle vs. Ken Shamrock matchup, the failure of EliteXC and the current state of the UFC, a hypothetical fight with Brock Lesnar, his charitable works you may not have known about and much more!
After talking to Puder, Bob discusses reports about a new ESPN MMA reality show, Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle, Chris Leben's drug test failure and an update on tasered MMA assault victim Claude Patrick.
November 05, 2008 08:21 AM PST
We have a new President-Elect, and Carson's Corner has returned!
On this edition of the show, outspoken President of the fast-rising Maximum Fighting Championship promotion Mark Pavelich returns to Carson's Pit to discuss the latest on MFC and the entire world of MMA!
Tune in to hear Pavelich give details on the next MFC event, "Long Time Coming," which features top-level fighters like John Alessio, Ryan Ford, Paul Daley, Pat Healy and many more. Mark also speaks candidly on a range of subjects, including his one-time feuds with Drew Fickett and UFC announcer Joe Rogan, his thoughts on the failure of EliteXC and what he would have done given their favorable circumstances, signing a new deal with Mark Cuban and whether he thinks Cuban has grown tired of MMA events, whether he would consider promoting female fights and many others!
Afterwards, Bob reads some more listener e-mail, discusses a new project featuring Guy Mezger and salutes retired "superjourneyman" boxer Peter Buckley. Check it out!
RICK "The Jet" ROUFUS
November 02, 2008 10:35 AM PST
Another exciting edition of Carson's Corner is here! This time, the legendary Rick "The Jet" Roufus flies into Carson's Pit. Will "The Jet" and Bob get crazy before the election and try to buzz the control tower? Tune in to find out!
Bob and Rick sit down to discuss Roufus's storied career as a kickboxer, including his wins over Dutch master Rob Kaman (and Kaman's negative comments about Rick and his style after losing), his battles with UFC legend Mo Smith, his jump to MMA and having EIGHT fights in 2008 alone, his thoughts on the Kimbo Slice debacle, his foray into the world of boxing and whether it was difficult not to throwing kicks to the head under those rules, his thoughts on KOTC commentator and fellow striker Don "The Dragon" Wilson and much more!
Afterwards, Carson takes some time to discuss the recent Sengoku event, Gomi's loss, the rumored Thomas Denny vs. Pat Miletich fight, Cro Cop's rematch with Overeem and your listener e-mails!
Carson talks UFC payola, Perchaluk, Ishii, Seth vs. Kimbo rematch and more!
October 30, 2008 12:53 PM PDT
Carson's Corner returns with an unexpected surprise-attack show!
On this episode, MMA newcomer Brett Perchaluk joins Bob to discuss his training and career. In addition that interview, Bob also talks about the underreported "pay for play" scandal involving the UFC, an update on Satoshi Ishii's training for MMA and why it bodes well for the Japanese judoka, the possibility of a New Year's Eve rematch between Seth and Kimbo and more of your listener e-mails!
Newshounds and Carson's Corner
October 27, 2008 03:32 PM PDT
Here's an interview that I did for my political show. I interviewed Chris Herman of Newshounds.us.
Ed Fishman on Carson's Corner!
October 25, 2008 11:55 AM PDT
Entertainment entrepreneur and gaming industry stalwart Ed Fishman is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner.
The main topic of discussion between Ed and Bob was the state of MMA, particularly in Las Vegas, in light of the drastic economic downturn in the United States. Few people are in a better position to comment on this topic. Ed Fishman is a legend in the gaming industry, a recognized personality in MMA and a man who knows a thing or two about Las Vegas and about money. He's the perfect person to analyze the documented problems that the Vegas casinos, particularly the Station Casinos, are going through.
They also touch on some other topics of interest, including the sale of PrideFC to Zuffa, Fishman's possible involvement in future MMA ventures and more.
After the interview, Bob discusses an alleged altercation involving boxing trainer Freddie Roach, Brock Lesnar's strange behavior, Justin McCully's upcoming fight and other topics that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Show length: 56:27
Benji Radach on Carson's Corner!
October 23, 2008 08:20 AM PDT
It's another can't-miss episode of Carson's Corner, because this week heavy-handed MMA brawler and re-rising star Benji Radach jumps into "The Pit" to throw some bombs!
Just like in the ring, Radach pulls no punches and holds nothing back as he discusses his feelings on the demise of EliteXC, missing out on a huge fight because of it, his recent war with Chute Boxe's "Ninja" Rua which put him back on the MMA map in a huge way, his shocking upset loss to unknown Danny LaFever, his potential future in the UFC and more!
In addition to interviewing Radach, Bob answers more of your listener e-mail and provides an update on KJ Noons, Luke Cummo's arrest and the future career of Michael Bisping.
Former XFC promoter Justin Lawrence
October 18, 2008 09:46 PM PDT
Australian MMA jack-of-all-trades and former XFC promoter Justin Lawrence jumps into Carson's Pit! There's no time for a barbie, though, because Bob and Justin have a lot to discuss.
Justin talks in detail about the MMA scene in Australia, including the career of rising star Hector Lombard (and why Lawrence once tried to sell him on Ebay), his close association with the controversial Tony Bonello, their bitter feud with Elvis Sinosic, allegations that Bonello has paid opponents to let him win and much more.
If you haven't heard Justin discussing his involvement with MMA before, you're sure to learn something from his appearance on Carson's Corner, the show which brings out the best in everyone!
October 15, 2008 03:15 PM PDT
Carson returns with another exciting episode! This time "The First Lady of NHB" Phyllis Lee steps back into Carson's Pit to discuss important events from around the world of MMA.
Phyllis is one of the most experienced managers in the sport and she pulls no punches when discussing the UFC and their treatment of fighters, her feud with fellow friend of the show Ken "The Pav" Pavia, Brock Lesnar's future as a mixed martial artists, the Kimbo Slice DEBACLE and much more.
On top of another insightful interview, Bob also discusses the Klitschko vs. Peter and Dawson vs. Tarver fights and some upcoming MMA seminars. Carson also reads some of your listener e-mail, including one message from a VERY enthusiastic Josh Haynes fan!
Show length - 54:22
Mac Danzig at his best!
October 09, 2008 11:52 AM PDT
"The Violent Strict Vegetarian" Mac Danzig returns to Carson's Pit for another outstanding interview! Will he object to Carson's allegedly "inhumane" interrogation techniques? Tune in to find out!
Mac speaks very candidly about his recent loss to Clay Guida and the lopsided commentary during the fight as well as his plans for the immediate future and how he intends to reestablish himself in the UFC lightweight division.
In addition to discussing his own career, Danzig talks about his adventures in the wilderness and impending battle with fatherhood, his thoughts on the recent Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli debacle including some strong words for the EliteXC organization, allegations about announcer Mauro Ranallo's behavior and his personal experiences with the unusually-voiced Canadian, plus much more!
Afterwards, Bob analyzes gold medalist Satoshi Ishii's jump to MMA, Sam Peter vs. Vitali Klitschko and your listener e-mails.
Carson's Corner: Elite XC, Kimbo, Carano, and guest Shawn Tompkins.
October 05, 2008 04:08 PM PDT
Fresh off the news of Kimbo Slice's devastating loss to Seth Petruzelli at EliteXC, standout MMA striking coach Shawn Tompkins joins Carson to discuss the upset...and more!
As well as giving his insight on Kimbo getting TKOed, Tompkins also analyzes Gina Carano's performance and talks about his future in the sport as a trainer and fighter, including an update on his proposed comeback fight for the XFA promotion. Shawn also tells Bob about his status as a rumored opponent for Ken Shamrock and whether or not he would still take that fight, plus his thoughts on matchups like Silva vs. Cote and Lesnar vs. Couture.
In addition to the interview, Carson gives his thoughts on the EliteXC show as a whole, an update on Ian Freeman, news of a surprise from OnTheMat.com and Saturday night's HBO boxing event.
Carson's Corner: Brian Ebersole.
October 01, 2008 12:06 PM PDT
On this NEW episode of Carson's Corner, Bob goes "down under" by throwing a shrimp on the figurative barbie and dialing international as MMA 'Fightertainer' Brian Ebersole joins the show for an update from Australia - home of reggae-rock five piece "Men at Work" and "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan.
Ebersole gives Carson all the details of his most recent and future battles, including his war with Pride veteran Hector "reserve not met" Lombard, dropping to 170 and the intense training that goes with it, which of the most well-known Australian fighters he considers the best and which up-and-comers to watch out for, his deadly cartwheel kick attack, his problems with the CSAC and much more!
Bob also takes a moment to discuss the recent passing of Paul Newman, the final word on Redbelt vs. Never Back Down and which movie came out on top, the UFC's voter registration efforts, Mosley vs. Mayorga and the next AX Fighting show.
Texas promoter Jim Larsen!
September 26, 2008 04:40 PM PDT
Texas MMA promoter Jim Larsen is putting on a fight card in Amarillo, Texas, that will feature a tribute to the late Evan Tanner.
Join the show to hear Jim and Bob talk about this event. Larsen discusses at length what Evan Tanner was all about and why he is having this tribute. Larsen and Carson also discuss the general state of MMA in Texas and more.
Also on this episode of Carson's Corner, Bob reveals Sherdog.com's latest blunder, talks about the upcoming EliteXC card on CBS, shares the staggering dollar amount already generated for the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar de la Hoya bout and more.
Show length: 37:15
September 23, 2008 05:50 PM PDT
Drew Fickett, the always controversial and charismatic MMA fighter from Arizona, is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner!
Have you heard about Drew's trials and tribulations with the Maximum Fighting Championship promotion? Have you heard about his troubles at the Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships? Do you know about the off-the-wall music he walks he plays during his walk to the cage?
Drew is a character. Listen to this interview and find out just how much of a character he is.
In addition to this incredible interview, Bob touches on a topic started by the great Eddie Goldman: the vulgarization of MMA. Bob also discusses the announced comeback fight of Travis Lutter, answers listener email pertaining to the Gumby interview, talks about Anderson Silva's fighting future and more.
OnTheMat.com's Alan "Gumby" Marques
September 19, 2008 07:34 PM PDT
On this episode of Carson's Corner, Ralph Gracie black belt and founder of the hugely influential OnTheMat.com website Alan "Gumby" Marques steps into Carson's Pit to grapple with the master of MMA radio! Gumby shares his unique perspective on the evolution of BJJ and grappling - including some of the competitors who give the sport a bad name, whether BJJ is still as "street lethal" as it once was, and what the next big breakthrough in the world of submissions might be.
Gumby also discusses the fight career of his mentor Ralph Gracie and the disappointing loss to Takanori Gomi which marked the last time fans saw "The Pitbull" in the ring, as well as the classic Wallid Ismail interview that helped establish OnTheMat and caused a sensation with online MMA fans!
Bob also answers some of your listener e-mail and discusses the new season of "The Ultimate Fighter." Don't miss it!
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Ken Pavia at his best!
September 16, 2008 07:02 PM PDT
Ken Pavia is one of MMA's most lovable rogues, and today he steps back into Carson's Pit to thrash out more important issues!
"The Pav" is always one of the most outspoken and entertaining figures from the combat sports world, and when he and Carson get together the result is always dy-no-mite!
Bob and Pav discuss the new huge signings for MMA Agents, an update on the Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns eye poke controversy, the status of Joe Riggs and Sean Salmon after their run-ins with the CSAC (including kazja's theories on them), and much more! Pav also gives us an update on the status of fighters like Ricco Rodriguez, Mark Kerr and Jeremy Williams.
In addition, Carson gives his thoughts on sumo reefer madness and analyzes the future of Russia's own "Pineapple Express" - Roho, Wakanoho and Harukozan. Bob also delivers a warning to the AIBA and the IOC about women's olympic boxing and answers some of your mail. Don't miss it!
IFL Welterweight Champ Jay Hieron
September 12, 2008 07:55 PM PDT
Jay Hieron, a veteran of the IFL, UFC and WEC, dropped by to reveal that he has made a change regarding his management team. No longer is Hieron with manager Monte Cox. On this show you will hear why he has signed with the high-powered team at MMA Agents. Jay and Bob talk about this breaking news and other developments in the career of the welterweight fighter.
In addition, the regular segments that you've grown to love and perhaps rely upon to get you through the day are all here in this very special edition of Carson's Corner!
Travis Lutter with Carson!
September 09, 2008 08:49 PM PDT
Travis Lutter recently went to Afghanistan in order to show his appreciation to the troops. On this edition of Carson's Corner, Bob sat down with Travis to discuss the experience. You will want to hear Travis' firsthand account of what life is like for the troops assigned to this region.
Pete Sell opens up on Carson's Corner!
September 07, 2008 10:17 AM PDT
Pete "Drago" Sell jumps head first into Carson's Pit for another brutal war!
Kazja on Carson's Corner!
August 29, 2008 04:39 PM PDT
Former Kage Kombat promoter Greg "Kazja" Patschull was allegedly blackballed by the California State Athletic Commission several years ago. In order to deal with the shabby treatment he received, Kazja has dedicated a great amount of time and energy towards documenting what he feels are questionable actions by the commission. He has also focused on the Nevada State Athletic Commission to a lesser extent. As a result, he has a great deal of things to say about both commissions.
August 26, 2008 03:00 PM PDT
None other than the great Matt "The Terror" Serra is the guest on today's episode of Carson's Corner.
August 21, 2008 03:23 PM PDT
In an explosive new episode of Carson's Corner, MMA's "clown prince of chaos" John Perretti steps into Carson's Pit and detonates several EXPLOSIVE charges, leaving the best crimefighter in combat sports (millionaire vigilante Bob Carson) to pick up the pieces and figure out what happened!
Huge Elite XC news, plus Stahler and Weidler respond to Ritch.
August 19, 2008 06:49 PM PDT
Peeved by what he perceived as inaccuracies in the Shannon Ritch interview conducted on Carson's Corner days earlier, fight promoter Jacob Stahler has demanded and received equal time in Carson's Pit. You're going to want to hear what Stahler had to say about Shannon the Cannon. Why? Because it has to do with MMA and it's highly entertaining.
Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch
August 16, 2008 02:19 PM PDT
Veteran MMA fighter Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner. Additionally, Bob conducted an email interview with Travis Lutter, winner on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show, season four. Be sure to catch this show to be up to date on both of these guys.
Hayabusa Fightwear's Luke Harris
August 14, 2008 10:50 AM PDT
Hayabusa Fightwear co-owner and MMA fighter Luke Harris is this episode's guest on Carson's Corner. Harris sat down with Carson's Corner correspondent Mitch Clarke to discuss his fight wear company, his fighting career, his background as an international level judoka and his training with various elite fight teams.
UFC vice president Marc Ratner!
August 12, 2008 06:26 PM PDT
UFC Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner has returned to Carson's Corner for a second time! Join this episode of Carson's Corner to hear Ratner discuss several of the hottest topics in the sport today. Included in the discussion: Rampage Jackson, Big John McCarthy's recent statements, Roger Huerta's recent statements, Lorenzo Fertitta's growing involvement with day-to-day operations of Zuffa and more. Marc is a wealth of information and Bob asks the tough questions. Be sure to listen to this interview. We will also be presenting some exclusive comments from veteran MMA and professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer, as he clarified for us some comments he has made in the past regarding Fedor Emelianenko, as well as his comments about Affliction's second fight card. We have his comments about those remarks for you on this show. There's tons more, including analysis of and commentary about the UFC's last show, as well as listener email. You won't want to miss this show.
August 08, 2008 10:21 PM PDT
Warm up for tonight's potentially lackluster UFC event in style by drinking the prelims away at O'Carson's Irish Bar and Grill!
August 05, 2008 06:53 PM PDT
MMA Renaissance Man The Garv (birthname unknown) is today's guest on Carson's Corner!
Nate "The Rock" Quarry
August 03, 2008 10:15 AM PDT
Nate "Rock" Quarry is the guest on today's episode of Carson's Corner and he's full of surprises!
Grappling pioneer Dave Camarillo!!
August 01, 2008 07:00 AM PDT
The Summer of Carson continues! On this edition of Carson's Corner, grappling outlaw Dave Camarillo steps into Carson's air-condtioned Pit to discuss his career as a coach, feared submission expert and occasional MMA fighter.
July 29, 2008 02:20 PM PDT
Carson's Corner has returned! On this edition Bob is joined by Yves Lavigne, one of MMA's finest referees.
July 27, 2008 07:15 PM PDT
Undefeated professional mixed martial artist Beau "One Man Army" Taylor, a newlywed, joins Bob on this edition of Carson's Corner. Be sure to catch this show and hear Taylor give his thoughts on a variety of topics, including the win by his best friend Jake Shields over Nick Thompson. As usual, Taylor holds nothing back. Check out the shots he takes at Sean Sherk!
The Dudleys respond to ESPN's "Outside The Lines."
July 24, 2008 07:20 PM PDT
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" show featured a segment on children in MMA last weekend. Though purporting to be a fair and unbiased report, the truth is that the show unfairly cast the people who are involved in youth MMA in a negative light. Two of the people shown on this broadcast were Kirk and Drake Dudley.
July 22, 2008 06:14 PM PDT
Hard-hitting heavyweight Justin Eilers charges into Carson's Pit with the intention of taking no prisoners! Eilers has been chosen to fight in the first ever EliteXC title match, and he gives Bob the full story. Don't miss Justin's thoughts on Silva as an opponent and his opinion of the people who say he doesn't deserve the opportunity!
Sean Salmon speaks out against the CSAC!
July 19, 2008 10:41 AM PDT
MMA fighter Sean Salmon stopped by for a visit and the results were incredible. You will hear here, for the first time, some interesting information regarding Dana White and his conduct during the Sean Salmon vs. Rashad Evans fight. Sean also talks about the California State Athletic Commission in a way that may not endear him to that particular governing body.
"The Janitor" Matyushenko tackles the mess in Carson's Pit!
July 17, 2008 07:44 PM PDT
It's another huge episode of Carson's Corner, as this time IFL light heavyweight champion and wrestling powerhouse Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko steps into Carson's Pit!
Matyushenko has had an incredible life and MMA career, and he joins the show to discuss his current goals as a fighter, the apparent demise of the IFL, which organization he might end up fighting in, his thoughts on his fights with Tito Ortiz and Andrei Arlovski, the pressure fighters feel to be exciting, his daring defection from Belarus and much more!
In addition to all that, Bob continues his analysis and preview of the upcoming "Affliction" card and gives his thoughts on Quinton Jackson's ongoing legal problems. Don't miss it!
July 15, 2008 05:01 PM PDT
Kyle Bradley is today’s guest on Carson’s Corner. Kyle made his UFC debut at 170 pounds, despite the fact that he fights at 155 pounds. He’s back and he’s fighting Joe Lauzon. We’ll hear him discuss this fight, as well as what it was like for him the first time around. Kyle will give insight into his training as well as how he sees the fight going. This is a great interview, so be sure to catch the show.
David Avellan Battles Carson!
July 12, 2008 06:30 PM PDT
Elite grappler and undefeated MMA fighter David Avellan is today’s guest on Carson’s Corner. Listen to this episode and you will hear David talk about his job as a trainer and part owner of the Freestyle Fighting Academy, some of the bigger wins in his grappling career, including his 2003 over Rener Gracie, his MMA fights, his time training Kimbo Slice and much more.
Mark Pavelich Addresses the Fickett Controversy.
July 09, 2008 06:29 PM PDT
This week on Carson, the perpetually entertaining Mark Pavelich joins Bob for another revealing discussion about his latest exploits.
July 08, 2008 06:19 PM PDT
The always outspoken and outrageous Wes Sims stopped by Carson's Corner for a visit, and the results are explosive. Listen to this show and you'll hear Wes give us some insight into his controversial fights with UFC posterboy Frank Mir, as he explains why he thought their first fight should not have been stopped when it was. You'll also hear Wes discuss the latest debacle he's involved in, where he has allegedly been cheated out of money he has earned. Sims is now on a fight against terrorism. You're just going to have to hear his explanation of it in order to understand. Wes is always entertaining and this interview delivers.
Carson Carson's Corner Lite Edition.
July 05, 2008 04:53 PM PDT
Ken Shamrock attempts to explain his unusual movements during the Rich Franklin fight (artist's impression)
July 03, 2008 08:01 PM PDT
Veteran MMA fighter Brian Ebersole is this episode's guest on Carson's Corner.
June 30, 2008 09:47 PM PDT
Legendary mixed martial artist Frank Shamrock stopped by Carson's Corner for an extended interview. Frank truly dodged none of the questions and addressed a wide variety of topics. Among the matters discussed were Ken Shamrock and the possibility that he took dives in his recent fights, Ken Shamrock and steroids, the influence of catch wrestling on the world of fighting, Dana White's business acumen, the experience of being a CBS broadcaster, Kimbo Slice and several other highly relevant and interesting topics.
June 29, 2008 12:22 PM PDT
As one of the most respected men in martial arts, fighter/coach and innovator Erik Paulson has a vast amount of combat knowledge. Who better to tap into that information than Bob Carson, the most no-holds-barred interviewer on the planet?
Carson's Corner: Guy Mezger
June 25, 2008 08:23 PM PDT
The leader of HDNet Fights is Guy Mezger. He works closely with Mark Cuban to make sure the promotion is headed in the right direction. Tonight, he joins Bob Carson for a truly unforgettable episode of Carson's Corner.
Carson's Corner: Lite edition
June 24, 2008 06:33 PM PDT
Carson's Corner is back and bringing the heat.
Total show time is 17:29
Join Bob on this episode and you'll hear the latest on the Gary Shaw/EliteXC breaking situation. Is Shaw a goner as rumored? What until you hear what Carson has to say!
Also on this show, we cover and analyze all that occurred at last Saturday night's UFC fight card on Spike TV. Who did Carson think deserved the bonus for best knockout? Who received the Carson Submission of the Night Award? What does the future hold for Evan Tanner?
The listener email segment is even crazier than usual. A writer gives us his update on Gerald Strebednt and Carson issues a cautionary rebuttal. This and more are available to you right here and right now!
Mike Pyle reacts to Kim Couture's fight!
June 21, 2008 04:46 PM PDT
Carson's Pit becomes even more deadly than usual this week, as Mike "Quicksand" Pyle joins Bob to share his uncensored thoughts on both his past and present training, his next fight with J.J. Ambrose at Affliction, Kim Couture's MMA debut and much more! Pyle also addresses those stories about Forrest Griffin KOing Kimbo Slice in training and sets the record straight from an insider's perspective!
Don Frye on Carson's Corner!
June 18, 2008 07:07 PM PDT
Don Frye is back on Carson's Corner with a vengeance. You will not hear an interview like this anywhere else. This is a one-of-a-kind talk between Frye and Carson.
Carson's Corner: Jake Shields.
June 16, 2008 03:41 PM PDT
The champ is here and we have him!
Carson's Corner: Tony Fryklund and more!
June 14, 2008 12:46 PM PDT
Bob proudly welcomes Tony "The Freak" Fryklund into Carson's Pit this week! Fryklund discusses all the highs and lows of his career, including questions about his fight with Cung Le and why he didn't try to go to the ground, his future plans, that Anderson Silva elbow,
Mikey Burnett on Carson's Corner!!
June 10, 2008 07:33 PM PDT
Former top mixed martial artist Mikey Burnett joins Bob for an interview in Carson's Pit on this week's episode of Carson's Corner. In this interview, Mikey talks about Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock, drugs in the sport and more.
June 06, 2008 11:08 PM PDT
UFC fighter Cole Miller is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner.
Join the show and hear Bob and Cole discuss UFC 86 and Cole's opponent, Jorge Gurgel. Miller discusses his training camp, his gameplan and overall feelings about the fight business as the fight draws near.
Cole also discusses his brother, Micah, and his good friend, Chainsaw Charles McCarthy.
This show will also cover the latest happenings in the world of mixed martial arts. You'll hear news on the Affliction fight promotion, EliteXC, an update on Evander Holyfield, the Godz of War show and more. Finally, Bob will answer listener email.
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Sven Bean on Carson's Corner!
June 04, 2008 08:58 PM PDT
Fight Promoter and Manager Sven Bean joins Carson!
Sven Bean, one of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Mixed Martial Arts, steps into Carson's Pit for an extensive interview!
The interview ends with Sven's feelings on outspoken MFC promoter Mark Pavelich, as well as the Pete Spratt vs. Ryan Ford controversy and what to expect from "The Secret Weapon" in the future.
Carson's Corner: Film maker James Hergott.
June 01, 2008 07:34 PM PDT
Disclaimer: The intro in this show is not necessarily intended towards the guest.
Mark Pavelich sounds off on Carson's Corner!!
May 30, 2008 06:08 PM PDT
Mark Pavelich, CEO of the highly successful Maximum Fighting Championship promotion, is the guest on this episode of Carson's Corner.
Ultimate Fighter Favorite C.B Dolloway on Carson's Corner!
May 27, 2008 07:45 PM PDT
Extra! Extra! C.B. Dolloway steps into Carson's Pit for a no-words-barred interview!
Eddie Goldman on Carson's Corner!!
May 26, 2008 06:12 PM PDT
Eddie Goldman (http://nhbnews.blogspot.com/) joined Bob for today's Carson's Corner. They covered a wide variety of topics, including UFC 84, ELITE XC, IFL, YAMMA and Fightsport.com.
5-24-08 Carson's Corner
May 24, 2008 06:10 PM PDT
Chris Bolan is a high-ranking executive with BRAINPADS, which produces the most technologically advanced mouth guard in the world today. Fighters like Cung Le swear by the effectiveness of this mouth guard. After you hear this interview, you too will want the protection provided by this essential piece of equipment. The BRAINPAD continues to be the only guard biomechanically tested and proven to reduce impact energy at the base of the skull and brain.
May 22, 2008 10:48 PM PDT
Two days before his UFC fight, Rich "No Love" Clementi guests on Carson's Corner!
Clementi breaks down Etim and talks about how he sees the fight going. This is a great chance to hear a top fighter discuss his opponent in detail just before the fight.
Rich also talks about the background of his long-running dispute with Melvin Guillard, his time on The Ultimate Fighter television series, serving his country in the Navy, his take on Penn vs. Sherk, fighting in Japan and much more.
After the interview, Bob discusses a new Tennessee promotion, Gameness Fighting Championships, as well as the low ratings for the UFC 84 preview show on Spike TV and what that might mean for the pay-per-view numbers. Finally, Carson's Corner closes with yet another eclectic mix of listener emails.
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Carson's Corner: 5-20-08
May 20, 2008 07:55 PM PDT
Fight Promoter Jacob Stahler (pictured left) and underrated MMA warrior Jay "El Terrible" Estrada (right) join Carson for a GREAT show!
In these two no-holds-barred interviews, Carson and Estrada discuss "El Terrible"'s entire fight career before Stahler stops in to discuss "Primetime FC: Inception," his upcoming first event.
Hear Estrada and Carson talk about Clay Guida, Sam Stout, Bart Palaszewski and revenge against all three, then feel reassured as Stahler puts to rest some of the outrageous rumors circulating about his first show!
Estrada and Stahler pull no punches, and neither does Bob! Hear Estrada's thoughts on his "beatdown" of Canadian fighter Sam Guillet, whether or not Jay thinks he can do the same thing to upcoming opponent Dave Love! We also cover Jay's thoughts on Sherk vs. Penn, Pulver vs. Faber, moving to 155, his toughest opponent and much more! All of that happens even before Stahler steps into Carson's Pit and before Bob catches and fillets all of the latest MMA news and rumors.
It's another packed freezer full of high-protein Carson proteins and essential "Omega-C" goodness! Don't miss it!
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Carson's Corner at the IFL
May 17, 2008 06:37 PM PDT
In addition, Bob gives us the very latest on YAMMA, news of some HUGE firings within the IFL, Chris Byrd, Kimbo Slice, Egan Inoue, Ken Shamrock and much more.
This is a very fast-paced Carson's Corner.
That's THREE big interviews with top-notch fighters, the most current fight news available and the trademark Bob Carson humor, all in a show that checks in at just over twenty-seven minutes run time.
Total run time: 27:17
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Dr. Ryan Parsons
May 15, 2008 05:00 PM PDT
On this edition of Carson's Corner, Bob sat down for a great talk with Team Quest trainer Dr. Ryan Parsons.
Dr. Parsons is the brains behind Light Force Nutrition. He is a noted diet and nutrition expert in MMA, and is credited as the force behind Randy Couture's successful move to light heavyweight a few years ago. On this show, Dr. Parsons discusses the basics of nutrition and how it applies to fighting.
Ryan and Bob also talk about a wide-ranging variety of fight-related topics, including: Matt Lindland and his quest for political office, Randy Couture's move away from Team Quest, Anderson Silva's impressive run at the top of the UFC's middleweight division, Phil Baroni, Chris Wilson, Mayhem Miller, the MMA scene in Japan and much more.
Additionally, Bob covers the latest news and rumors in the sport, including the latest on World Championship Fighting, the upcoming Primetime Fighting Championship card and the box office failure of "Redbelt." Listener email is covered as well. It's all here!
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Carson's Corner 5/11/08
May 11, 2008 05:58 PM PDT
Mixed martial arts veteran Brad Imes will challenge Roy Nelson for the IFL heavyweight championship as part of the nine-bout card as that organization returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday, May 16. As he makes his final preparations, Imes was kind enough to sit down for a talk with Bob Carson in order to give the fans an update on his career.
This is NOT your typical MMA interview, however. Brad doesn't just talk his upcoming fight in this interview. You're going to hear Imes talk about who he supports for president, how he would deal with illegal immigration and his own political ambitions. Imes is very interested in politics, and this interview is sure to spark a lot of debate.
After the Imes interview, Bob talks about yesterday's Cage Rage fight card. Join the show to hear feedback on Ian Freeman vs. Paul Cahoon, Matt Ewin vs. Mark Epstein, Ross Pointon vs. Ross Mason, news on Paul "Semtex" Daley and more. Throw in an update on Beau "One Man Army" Taylor and some boxing news, and you have a terrific show.
(Total time of the show: 44:41)
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Monte Cox on the hot seat
May 08, 2008 08:18 PM PDT
MMA manager, promoter and mastermind, Monte "The Shogun of Iowa" Cox joins Carson for what must surely be his most no-holds-barred interview to date!
Cox steps into Carson's Pit to take on a number of issues with Bob, including his ongoing rivalry and feud with Ken Pavia, Phyllis Lee, Dana White, the UFC, Matt Hughes, Dan the Wolfman and much more!
Monte also gives details on his current and future projects, discusses the Affliction show and problems the promotion has had already, Tim Sylvia vs. Fedor Emelianenko, his upcoming show on June 14th (featuring Wes Sims, Jeff Monson and more) as well as every other issue currently on the minds of MMA fans. Bob also breaks down the upcoming DREAM event as only he can!
Don't miss this edition of the show that brings you the most entertaining interviews and analysis, Carson's Corner!
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Carson's Corner: Roland Sarria
May 05, 2008 05:51 PM PDT
If you've been around the sport of MMA, you definitely have heard of Arizona's Rage in the Cage. The man behind Rage in the Cage is Roland Sarria. Sarria has been promoting since 1998, and he knows virtually everything about the MMA scene in Arizona. He has also trained many fighters, including several UFC and King of the Cage veterans.
Sarria not only brings us up to date on Rage in the Cage, he talks about his experiences with Joe Riggs, Edwin Dewees, Gilbert Aldana, John Levenson, Michelle "Grapple Girl" Farrow, Jimmy Ambriz, Eric Prindle and much more! Sarria has plenty of Rage in the Cage shows coming up and he gives us the latest on what's happening with his promotion.
After this interview, Bob releases news on the upcoming Affliction show, the EliteXC - CBS connection, the IFL, Anderson Silva, "Minotauro" Nogueira and more. And, as always, listener emails are answered.
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May 03, 2008 07:14 PM PDT
The great Phyllis Lee joins Carson's Corner! Phyllis is known as "The First Lady of MMA," and brings a wealth of experience in both the world of combat sports and professional wrestling to the show.
Carson and Phyllis discuss a wide range of topics, including fighters she currently manages, bad behavior behind-the-scenes by fighters and wrestlers, allegations about dubious activity by Japanese promotions and much more!
Carson also discusses the TUF ratings slide, Ian Freeman vs. Paul Cahoon, your listener e-mails and those clowns from a CERTAIN other MMA broadcast! Don't miss this Carson Classic™!
Pavia and Murphy!
April 29, 2008 07:22 PM PDT
On this episode of Carson's Corner, Bob caught up with MMA superagent Ken Pavia, in order to get his reaction to the controversial remarks made by Adrenaline MMA kingpin Monte Cox. Pavia speaks directly to Cox's comments and gives an honest, unflinching opinion of Cox and his ability to guide fighters.
In addition, Bob caught up with Jon Murphy as he prepares for his May 31 bout against Brett "The Grim" Rogers. This fight is on the big EliteXC show that will be televised on CBS. If you don't know who Jon Murphy is, tune in. Murphy has a colorful and noteworthy background and is sure to become a fan favorite.
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Matt Lindland speaks!
April 25, 2008 06:19 PM PDT
Matt Lindland joined this edition of Carson's Corner to talk about his scheduled fight on the upcoming Affliction card, set for July 17th in Dallas. What transpired was a free-flowing discussion that covered a wide variety of topics. As usual, Matt was very outspoken on a number of topics.
On this show, Lindland gives a rundown on the political race he's running. (For more on his politics, visit http://www.mattfororegon.com/) He discusses his reasons for throwing his hat in the ring, what he thinks about his opponent and what his basic political beliefs are. For anyone who has followed Lindland and has seen him engage in a war of words with the likes of Phil Baroni (among others), you will not be surprised with his description of his political opponent.
Lindland also discusses Rich Franklin, the oppressiveness of UFC contracts, his time with the IFL, the Bodog Fight promotion, Dan Henderson and much more.
In addition, Bob discusses the disturbing development regarding Erin Toughill, news on the Ultimate Warrior Challenge and more.
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Matt Lindland speaks!
April 25, 2008 06:15 PM PDT
Carson's Corner: 4-23-08
April 23, 2008 07:19 PM PDT
Heath "Texas Crazy Horse" Herring, MMA superstar, is back in Carson's Pit for a rematch with the undisputed champ. Heath and Bob engage in a fun and interesting talk, with both guys having a lot of laughs.
Join us to hear Heath talk about his UFC fight with champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the fate of Andrei Arlovski, the current shake-up within the UFC and more. You'll hear Heath talk with Bob about his exciting pre-fight knockout of Yoshihiro Nakao, the candidate he supports in the 2008 presidential election, his time as a professional wrestler in Japan and Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore.
This interview starts near the beginning of the show and is approximately fifteen minutes long.
Bob also breaks down UFC 83 and discusses exactly why it was such a disappointment for so many fans.
A quick-hitting and thorough News and Rumors segment follows, with news on Cage Rage, Primetime Fighting Championships, Calzaghe - Hopkins news, Matt Lindland and more. Another great listener email segment closes out this show.
Total show time is 32:22
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Marvin Eastman guests Carson's Corner!
April 17, 2008 07:35 PM PDT
MMA star Marvin Eastman, a former collegiate wrestler and muay thai fighter, is this week's guest on Carson's Corner. He stopped by to update us on preparations for his June 21 bout with Drew McFedries and to give us his thoughts and opinions on other matters going on in the MMA world. Eastman, now fighting in the middleweight division of the UFC, has fought a who's who of MMA fighters from both the light heavyweight and middleweight ranks. He is a man with strong opinions. Tune in to hear what really happened when he took on Travis Lutter, Rich Franklin and more.
In addition, Bob discusses the recent Gladiator Challenge show, the Joe Calzaghe vs. Bernard Hopkins fight, Mac Danzig vs. Mark Bocek, Corey Fischer and more. As promised, Bob answers the listener email that he didn't get to on Monday and kicks around a possible phone-in segment for the future.
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Carson's Corner: Yamma Pit Fighting
April 14, 2008 05:36 PM PDT
Bob Carson is back from the inaugural YAMMA Pit Fighting Championships event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and he has some stories to share!
Joining Carson's Corner this week are two MMA celebrities: mixed martial artist Travis Wiuff and former UFC matchmaker John Perretti.
You will hear Wiuff's thoughts on being crowned champion of YAMMA's tournament and what the future holds for him. Bob was able to catch up with him for a brief word after Wiuff's three-fight night. Be sure to catch this interesting chat.
A more lengthy interview was conducted with Perretti, who, as usual, has an opinion on everything. Perretti was the matchmaker for the UFC until 2001. Before that, he made the matches for Battlecade Extreme Fighting. He has been around the sport for years and is not afraid to share his observations. It's fair to say that he doesn't share the perspective of many of today's newcomers to the game.
In addition, Bob breaks down part of the card for UFC 83, including Lutter vs. Franklin, Bisping vs. McCarthy and Starnes vs. Quarry. You also won't want to miss the Carson perspective on websites like fiveouncesofpain.com. That site earns Bob's wrath this week and he's pulling no punches!
Over 3,000 people downloaded Carson's Corner last week! Tune in to hear what you've been missing.
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Carson's Corner 4/09/09
April 09, 2008 07:00 PM PDT
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and high-profile MMA trainer Marc Laimon joins Carson's Corner this week, and he lets it all hang out. After updating us on Cobra Kai fighters Joe "Daddy" Stevenson and Ulysses Gomez, Marc talks about his history with UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and talks about how the show editors for The Ultimate Fighter distorted many of his comments.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about Marc Laimon, this is the interview for you.
Bob also updates us on the latest from Travis Lutter's training camp, reports on the findings of the medical examiner regarding the death of fighter Sammy Vasquez and goes into the findings of a drug testing analysis conducted by the California State Athletic Commission. The upcoming YAMMA Pitfighting Championships is touched upon, as Bob gives his last-minute thoughts before heading out to Atlantic City to cover the highly-anticipated event. Throw in the listener email segment, where Bob talks about the Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra fight and gives some thoughts on a recently redesigned website, and you have a solid and fast-paced hour of entertainment and insider information.
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Shonie Carter sounds off!
April 05, 2008 01:22 PM PDT
Sometimes, an interview goes off-script and you're left with radio gold. Such is the case this week on Carson's Corner. The short summary of this show is this: Shonie Carter is on fire and talking about anything and everything he wants to bring up.
Bob Carson and Shonie Carter sat down for an interview, primarily to discuss Shonie's May 30 bout against Victor Moreno on the Primetime Fighting Championships card. Shonie did discuss the bout and did discuss his disdain for Moreno, but he went into much, much more.
Mr. International talks with Bob about Dana White, how he feels he is perceived by Zuffa, his time as a U.S. Marine, the racial diversity that will occur in MMA in the future, his true fight record, Matt Serra, Georges St. Pierre and so much more that you're just going to have to listen to this interview to understand the scope of what Shonie had to say.
This is an interview that is sure to be discussed for years.
Bob also discusses YAMMA, the UFC fight card on Spike TV last week, the season premiere of TUF season 7 and quite a bit more.
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Kimbo's opponent revealed!
April 01, 2008 05:24 PM PDT
UFC veteran Jason Reinhardt joins us this week on Carson's Corner.
Reinhardt (http://www.jasonreinhardt.net/) is 20-1 as a fighter and serves as matchmaker and promoter for the Courage Fighting Championships. Well versed in Pat Miletich's world-renowned Miletich Fighting Systems and training at Mike Griffin's Pro Gym, Jason has a wealth of experience in the fight game and the stories that go with it. Bob takes Jason into Carson's Pit for a very challenging and thorough interview.
In addition, Bob's "News and Rumors" segment this week breaks two HUGE scoops! You will learn Kimbo Slice's opponent for the upcoming EliteXC show on CBS, as well as some behind-the-scenes details on his opponent's training camp for the bout. You will also hear some very exciting news about Tim Sylvia and HDNet Fights.
This week's show delivers in every possible way.
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Carson's Corner 3/26/08
March 26, 2008 07:19 PM PDT
Jacob Stahler, perhaps better known as The Mouth of the Midwest, joins Carson's Corner this week to discuss his new fight promotion (http://www.primetimefc.com/). Stahler has established himself as a personality in the fight game, and made his initial mark as a much sought-after fight announcer. He's very respectful of the sport and the fighters, and his Primetime Fighting promotion is being received very warmly by the MMA community.
In addition, Bob will discuss the Combat Fighting Championships, which allegedly will have David Loiseau, Jeff Monson, Ricco Rodriguez and others on its card in England. The promotion earns itself a "Carson Caution," as Bob identifies some potential red flags and analyzes their bold claims! How legit is the CFC? Tune in to Carson and find out!
Carson's Corner: all-out with Josh Barnett
March 20, 2008 08:02 PM PDT
Former UFC heavyweight champion and current top three heavyweight fighter Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett joins Carson's Corner this week for an explosive and very entertaining interview.
Barnett and Carson discuss a potential MMA fight involving Barnett and Kurt Angle, his recent victory over Yoshida, his possible ties to Mark Cuban's fight promotion, problems with steroid testing procedures that the commissions are using and much more. You will hear Josh talk about his time in the UFC and what he thinks of Dana White. This is an interview that you will not want to miss.
Bob also covers the latest news and rumors, and has a direct message for Ken Shamrock. As always, listener email is answered.
This may be the best Carson's Corner of 2008.
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UFC founder Bob Meyrowitz!
March 13, 2008 08:09 AM PDT
Bob Meyrowitz, co-creator of the UFC, is back in mixed martial arts, and we have him this week on Carson's Corner.
Meyrowitz is getting ready for the inaugural YAMMA Pit Fighting show, which takes place on April 11, 2008. (http://yammapitfighting.com/) You will get his thoughts on the current MMA scene, where YAMMA fits into the grand scheme of things, what he hopes to accomplish with YAMMA and much more. Meyrowitz is a very interesting guest, and he has a very wide range of reference. He has crossed paths with Howard Stern, Howard Cosell and other pop culture icons. Tune in to hear him tell the tales.
Also, listen for MMA radio legend Eddie Goldman (http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/) on this broadcast.
In addition to this outstanding and informative interview, the show covers other current events, such as Anderson Silva's desire to box Roy Jones, Jr., and UFC 83. Bob has seen "No Holds Barred," and he shares his thoughts on this episode. Additionally, we answer listener email and more.
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Carson's Corner 3/7/08
March 07, 2008 05:25 PM PST
UFC heavyweight Shane Carwin reveals opponent on this week's Carson's Corner!UFC fighter Shane Carwin (8-0, all wins by 1st round stoppage) is not your average fighter. He has a degree in engineering and he was a collegiate All-American in both wrestling and football. Shane is this week's guest on Carson's Corner.Because of his sheer size, wrestling pedigree and training regimen with Nate Marquart and Christian Allen, many are projecting Carwin as an immediate title threat in the UFC. Shane Carwin is definitely a name you're going to be hearing a lot of in the coming weeks and months.On this show, Carwin will reveal whom he is fighting in his UFC debut at UFC 84. This is the first time this match-up has been discussed anywhere. Carson and Carwin also discuss Carwin's fights to date, Brock Lesnar, Ron Waterman, Carwin's football career and much more. In addition, Bob provides in-depth UFC 82 analysis, Matt Lindland, Michael Bisping, Travis Lutter, Patrick Cote and a review of the recent World Victory Road card. As always, the show wraps up with a listener email segment that you won't want to miss. Streaming audio link:Mp3 download link:http://carsonscorner.podOmatic.com
Maryscott sounds off!
March 03, 2008 11:01 PM PST
Political Talk with Bob Carson is here!
For those of you not familiar with his work to date, Bob Carson is already arguably the most entertaining and incisive personality in the world of combat sports broadcasting. Not satisfied with conquering the world of professional fighting, Carson now turns his satirical and analytical gaze to politics, pop culture and current events with explosive and inimitable results!
Check out Carson's new show, featuring a no-holds-barred interview with My Left Wing.com's Maryscott O'Connor. O'Connor joins Carson and shares her thoughts on the current primary elections, the future of both parties AND her fellow political pundits. Then O'Connor and Carson brutally vivisect Michelle Malkin and other right-wing talkers for the sake of entertainment AND science, before Maryscott offers some stern words for Hillary Clinton and a frank assessment of her campaign. You won't want to miss this Carson-filled extravaganza of sonic enlightenment!
As if that wasn't enough, Carson flies solo and breaks Glenn Beck, Malkin and any target which draws his ire into an unidentifiable protoplasmic substance able to feel only shame! Afterwards, Carson shares his thoughts on Ralph Nader before setting the record "straight" about Hugh Jackman. You might have lived without CARSON until now, but following this show you'll wonder how you ever managed!
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Carson's Corner 3/2/08
March 01, 2008 11:40 PM PST
The enigmatic Keith Sutton is this week's guest on Carson's Corner.
Keith Sutton has trained with the best and has the respect of some of the game's most well-known fighters. Listen to this show and you will hear Keith discuss his time training at the RAW Training Center in California, his time working alongside Mac Danzig and John Marsh as a bouncer, coming up through the ranks with Jason Maxwell, teaching himself to grapple by videotape, learning from Mikey Burnett and much, much more. You will find out the real back story on the "Team Tolerance" internet hype and get Keith's thoughts and views on a number of UFC fighters.
This week's episode provides a great chance to get to know a very talented fighter who has a mature perspective on MMA. You will gain a great deal of respect for Keith Sutton when you hear this interview.
In addition, Bob provides coverage of UFC 82, EliteXC's big move to CBS and answers listener email.
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Paul Buentello on Carson's Corner.
February 25, 2008 08:13 PM PST
Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello is this week's guest on Carson's Corner, and he has a message for Kimbo Slice: bring it on!
Buentello calls out Kimbo in no uncertain terms and says he'll give the internet star his first real MMA test. Promising to always fight for the fans and give them what they want, Buentello vows to stand and bang until one man is left standing. After this interview, the ball is clearly in the court of Team Kimbo. How will they respond to this challenge? How will Gary Shaw and EliteXC respond?
In addition, Buentello covers a variety of topics,including the Arlovski fight, Alistair Overeem, Carter Williams, the Sean Sherk steroid scandal, Sean Gannon and much more.
Bob also covers recent news and rumors, including Strikeforce, Bob Sapp, Joe Riggs, Rich Franklin, Diego Sanchez and Jeff "Fabes" Faberman. Additionally, more outrageous listener emails are answered. The Mac Danzig show seems to have brought the wild side out in our listeners and it's reflected in the emails that Bob addresses.
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Ultimate Fighter Champ Mac Danzig on the show!
February 19, 2008 07:08 PM PST
Mac Danzig, who is in training for his return to the UFC octagon on April 19th against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Mark Bocek, is this week's guest on the show.
Danzig discusses a variety of matters, including vegetarianism, training with Eddie Bravo, appearing on and winning The Ultimate Fighter television show, training for his upcoming fight, his opinion of Matt Hughes, fighting in King of the Cage, the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight, his time at the RAW training center and memories of David Horner, and much more.
Bob also shares his thoughts on the Kimbo vs. Tank fight and the EliteXC promotion and gives a preview of UFC 82.
Yet again, Carson delivers another top-notch interview. He and Danzig talk comfortably and at length. This interview will serve as a tutorial for the other MMA radio shows.
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LAURA INGRAHAM THE RACIST
February 14, 2008 07:03 PM PST
On this episode of Carson's Corner, Bob strays away from his usual MMA talkshow and talks about the disgusting, racial comments made by "Conservative" talkshow host, Laura Ingraham. Bob is joined by world-renowned journalist Eddie Goldman. Don't miss this show as they hit on a number of key issues, including: Racism in the media, what to do about Laura Ingraham's comments and much more.
January 28, 2008 07:14 PM PST
Bob Carson is one of the most talked about MMA hosts on the planet. His show features humor, sharp wit, controversial views and the best interviews on the web! Carson's Corner is an independent radio show that the other shows fear! Come join this host as he gives you the stories that few talk about, the questions that no one asks, and the behind-the-scenes event coverage that few can. Bob Carson also hosts a weekly 2 hour FM political show. My friend Dan from New Jersey has a new blog. Visit it. http://ufctko.blogspot.com/
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