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VERBAL TAP (Episode 186) on Conor vs. The WWE

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 186) on Conor vs. The WWE

Kevin's Description:

This podcast runs deep with monologue jokes that will take you on a journey.

The guys talk: Bisping vs. Hendo, Conor McGregor vs. WWE, Nate Diaz, UFC Fight Night, and Travis Conley wins Fight to Win Pro.

Listen in, this podcast has America.

Raf's Recollection

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 185) with Brandon Mccaghren

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 185) with Brandon Mccaghren

Kevin's Description: This podcast runs deep with monologue jokes that will take you on a journey. The guys talk: Bisping vs. Hendo, Conor McGregor vs. WWE, Nate Diaz, UFC Fight Night, and Travis Conley wins Fight to Win Pro. Listen in, this podcast has America.

Raf's Recollection - Yeah, we know that's not a picture of Brandon Mccaghren, tune in to find out why we used it.

Plus, hear all about Brandon's latest venture, Leglock Academy and how this major project with Alan Belcher and Nathan Orchard came together.

Plus, we get to hear some inside scoop of how everything went down at UFC 201 (Brandon was in the ATL and tells us everything he saw).

Plus, if you haven't already read my tweet recap of the event, head HERE.

And if you want to know the big project I'm working on over the next 30 days, head HERE.

You can also download the entire episode (#185) right HERE!

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 184) Kev Visits LA

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 184) Kev Visits LA

Kevin's Description: The guys trained for over 15 hours together, listen in as they recap the LA jiu-jitsu quest, UFC Fight Night 20, Fight to Win Pro 8, David Rickles, and all things jiu-jitsu.

Raf's Recollection: Last month, my wife and podcast co-host conspired to put together an awesome birthday gift.  As one of my birthday gifts, my wife surprised me by arranging a trip for Kevin to make his way out to LA for a few days and train.

Anybody who listens to the podcast knows that Kev and I usually get to see one another for short periods of time every 6 months or so.  And despite my on-air hatred for the individual, doing the podcast and working with him in person is way more fun than it is on Skype.  When we're both in the same room doing the podcast, the show has an entirely different feel.  

However, since this gift was given to me as a form of vacation, I elected not to do any work with the guy, but to just have fun and train.

And train we did.

All together, I think we logged in about 8 hours of training (2 of that being pure rolling).

Also, anybody who listens in to the show also knows how competitive Kevin and I can be in real life.  It's a friendly rivalry, one where we both wish one another well and often give tips to the other on technique.  But when it comes to training, we definitely amp up our respective levels.

I like to think of Kevin as a pacesetter for my own jiu-jitsu.  He's somebody who I can often monitor my own progress and get constructive feedback on the things I need to work on most.  In many ways, I'd like to think I do the same for him.

In doing so, I can honestly say that rolling with the guy makes me sharper.  Kevin is a tough roll, he's good at many of the opposite things that I'm good at, and he has a very creative way he likes to aggressively attack.  All of those things make me have to work harder.  If things were different and we were in the same place training regularly, I am quite certain our respective jiu-jitsu levels would be even higher.

Nonetheless, I liked the time that we got to train.  We nerded out on a number of techniques and spent a large amount of time trying to perfect moves that will hopefully become the norm.  In the latest episode of the podcast, we talk a little bit about those training experiences.  But I'd like to thank him and my wife for conspiring together for a truly wonderful birthday gift.  

Having also now trained for Kevin (believe it or not, I did train some things specifically for rolls against him), I'll also be looking to put a new challenge on my plate.  I think I have an idea of what it is and will share in an upcoming post.  Until then, I hope you enjoy the latest episode of our show.

EPISODE DOWLOAD: Here.

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 183) Goes To EBI 7

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 183) Goes To EBI 7

PBS News Hour, YouTube

PBS News Hour, YouTube

Kevin's Description: Listen in as the guys bring on Dana White to discuss the UFC Sale, Brock Lesnar, and speaking at the Republican National Convention.

Yes, he really is.

Then they turn to grappling, listen in, this podcast is fun.

Topics:

Metamoris 7, EBI 7, Brock Lesnar, Dana White, and Fight to Win Pro Lovato vs. Cyborg.

Eddie Bravo, YouTube

Eddie Bravo, YouTube

Raf's Recollection

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 182) with Garry Tonon, UFC 200 Recap

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 182) with Garry Tonon, UFC 200 Recap

Kevin's Description: It happened and Verbal Tap has Garry "The Lion Killer" Tonon back to talk smack and who won Over / Under Kevin UFC 200. The guys breakdown all the fights and talk a little Metamoris 7 Ralek vs. Garry. Listen in, this podcast has everything.

VerbalTapCast, YouTube

UFC, YouTube

UFC, YouTube

Raf's Recollection

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 181) with Garry Tonon, UFC 200 Preview

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 181) with Garry Tonon, UFC 200 Preview

Kevin's Description: The guys open up with thoughts about Enson Inoue. Then, there is no one better to celebrate a landmark event with, tune in as Garry Tonon talks about his fight against Ralek and joins us for Over/Under Kevin UFC 200. Garry is the most exciting grappler on the planet for a reason, he knows how to compete. Tune in.

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 180) with Val Worthington

Kevin's Description: Kevin is headed to LA, hear how Raf found out. Valerie Worthington is the guest this week, she wrote a book entitled "How a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Road Trip Jump-Started My Search for a Fulfilling Life." She's amazing, the book is remarkable, and you should buy it and listen to this podcast. Listen in, we love you.

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 178) on LeBron, Ohio

Kevin's Description: We talk about Lebron James, The Cavs winning, the Orange County Rescue Mission open mat, Budo Videos, Fight to Win Pro 6, World Series of Fighting, Bellator, UFC Comedy, UFC News, Canada, GSP, Dana White, and the UFC being for sale.

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VERBAL TAP (Episode 177) with Dan Miller

Kevin's Description: Dan Miller is amazing, he's fought everyone Sonnen, Bisping, Maia, and his bother. Tune in as he talks about his upcoming fight against Jeff Monson on July 23rd with Pro-Jitsu (www.pro-jitsu.com). This podcast is an absolute UFC / Grappling Nerd's dream.

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