It’s finally here! The inaugural episode of Heavy Hands is ready for your enjoyment. In today’s episode, Corey and I talk about the Machida-Davis fight, the problems that have stunted Overeem’s UFC career, and the skills (and secret powers) that have put former perennial gatekeeper Matt Brown into the welterweight top ten.

A word of caution: it’s a little rough. Keep in mind that this is our first attempt at podcasting. Ever. So if some things seem a little unstructured or a little confusing, give us the benefit of the doubt. I promise we’ll be improving as we continue to record and watch fights. And the best thing you can do is give us your criticism, constructive or otherwise. Hit me up on this here website, or on Twitter @ConnorRuebusch, and let me know how we can improve for future episodes. Segment ideas, production notes, reasons why our voices annoy you–it’s all welcome.

So thanks for listening, and here’s to many future episodes! Enjoy the show.

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  1. Aly says:

    Good stuff, but I do agree with richardbrunk, but it will come with experience, and maybe throw a few clips up there while you’re talking to add a visual to your point. Even showing you guys talking adds a “in the same room” feel that Joe Rogans podcasts (even though I don’t really like them) have. But yea good stuff, I enjoyed it a lot, thanks. Great point about the dutch kickboxing style being very dependant on attributes, I’ve thought of it, but never in such detail. I’m loving this podcast idea though, and I think you guys could take it very far.

    • Connor
      Connor says:

      Thanks a lot, Aly. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I know there are bumps to smooth out, but it seems to be going over surprisingly well for a first episode, which gives me confidence. I believe we’ll be recording again this weekend, instead of in two weeks as promised, in order to catch Luis before the Mayweather-Canelo fight.

      • Aly says:

        Sweet, I am a fan of the rambling though to be honest, like about Matt Brown and his style and how he fully commits and how he throws things, comparing his ground and pound to Anderson’s, and the psychology behind it and Naseem Hamed ect, ect, it gives you a lot to think about. Looking forward to next week.

        • Connor
          Connor says:

          I’m sure there will still be a fair amount of rambling, in any case. That’s pretty much how we talk whenever we talk about fights.

  2. The Dude says:

    Good podcast, obviously some things could be added to improve the viewing experience but you literally just broke your podcast cherry so it’ll come in due time.

    1) First off, going into more detail about the techniques used with real time and slowed down footage would be excellent. I think it’d not only be more fun to view than the articles (even though I enjoy them too) but it’d be a better way to educate the fans which if I remember correctly ways your original goal.

    2) And as someone had already said, filming yourselves while talking would be more engaging. It makes the person feel like they are there with the people than just chilling at their computer listening to an audio file.

    Anyway, thats all I can think to really criticize. It was a solid initial effort guys. Look forward to the next episode.

    • Connor
      Connor says:

      Thanks Dude. It’ll probably be some time before we start doing video podcasts, but we’ll get there eventually. For now we’re going to stick to the simpler audio format and hone our broadcasting skills. I’d love to do some video breakdowns, but I’ll need to start putting in the work with some decent editing software first!

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