Show Notes Ep. 902 - Josh Thomson

  • What makes a successful MMA studio? (3:05)
  • How does he deal with the psyche of teaching kids? (7:30)
  • How to do what makes sense. How he got the nickname “The Punk.” (10:30)
  • Did he always have a knack working with kids? (13:02)
  • How MMA has evolved and how to tell what kids will be successful. (14:50)
  • What is the goal with his new podcast and media studio? (19:07)
  • How does a trade in MMA work? The guys discuss the recent trade between Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren.  (22:04)
  • Are we getting the best fighters or entertainers? (25:00)
  • Why does the UFC have precedent over the other promotions? (26:44)
  • What types of fights does he want to see? (28:34)
  • Is there any shit taking that goes on behind the scenes between Bellator and the UFC? (34:25)
  • Can he tell if someone is a badass? (36:50)
  • How often does someone surprise him in the fight game? (39:45)
  • What does he do to recover from a fight? Does he feel the pain from a clean shot? (42:40)
  • How there is a skill to getting hit. (45:11)
  • What are the most physical attributes needed for fighting? (50:50)
  • Will we start to see leg locks transfer over to MMA? (56:40)
  • How does he manage his time? (1:00:07)
  • Are there any other podcasts/announcers that he is paying attention to? (1:01:22)
  • Does he plan on having guests on that have nothing to do with fighting? (1:04:00)
  • Has he gotten any heat for his opinions? The importance of listening to both sides. (1:06:50)
  • The attitude of taking care of yourself through the discipline of hard training. (1:15:12)
  • The importance of education. (1:17:56)

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