Connor and Pat look into the upcoming battle between “Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi and hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens.
This week on Heavy Hands, we’re looking forward to UFC St. Louis, main-evented by a mouthwatering matchup between “Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi and “Extremely Dangerous Veteran” Jeremy Stephens. Sure, Stephens may only be a fringe contender in the division, but that didn’t prevent him from staggering current challenger Frankie Edgar when the two met in 2016, nor did it enable current champ Max Holloway to style on Stephens the way he does most opponents. Stephens is a threat, and that makes this fight very interesting.
We also touch on Uriah Hall vs Vitor Belfort, the return of Paige VanZant, and Michael Johnson’s impending featherweight debut–plus, a few questions from our subscribers.
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WARNING: HOT, FRESH BONUS CONTENT
Halfway through January, and we’ve already got two new bonus shows for you. Bloody Elbow’s own Phil Mackenzie returned for another episode of The Underdogs, where we talk about journeymen and unsung pugs. This time, the focus is on John Makdessi, whose blending of efficient boxing with tricky Taekwondo and Shotokan Karate heralded a new era of MMA striking, the echoes of which can still be seen in current champions like Max Holloway and Robert Whittaker.
And last week, Heavy Hands held its 2017 year-end awards, which we persist in calling the Handies. We care about decorum on this show.
You can hear both bonus episodes via the Heavy Hands Patreon, where $3 a month gets you access to all of our bonus content. If you’d like a preview first, you can check out a teaser of our awards show, here, and you can also listen to the episode one of The Underdogs in its entirety, for free, right here.