10 MMA Podcasts Worth Checking Out (2014 Edition)

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As the sport of Mixed Martial Arts continues to grow, so does the number of podcasts covering it.

While that’s undoubtedly a good thing, the fact that pretty much anybody can start one up means that the quality can vary dramatically between them.

To help you sort out the wheat from the chaff I’ve listened to as many MMA podcasts as I could lay my hands on, and whittled them down to 10 that I think are worth a listen.

Update: It’s been a couple of years since I first wrote this article and there’s been a few changes over that period as some of the original entries are now defunct, while other frankly better podcasts have emerged in their place. Read on to discover the all-new top 10!

(Last Updated: July 2013)

THE CO-MAIN EVENT PODCAST 10 MMA Podcasts Worth Checking Out (2014 Edition) photo

Where Can I Find It: Co-Main Event Podcast

When Is it Broadcast: Monday’s

How Long is it: 1hr

Description: USA Today’s Ben Fowlkes and ESPN’s Chad Dundas chew over the big topics in MMA with a side-helping of humor.

For my money this is the best MMA podcast out there at this moment in time. Fowlkes and Dundas are highly regarded journalists and have a natural chemistry together along with a great sense of humor which makes this one an easy, enjoyable listen.

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Ross launched the fightofthenight.com site in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.


  1. Frank Barnes

    January 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Ringside Report’s podcasts are worth checking out. They appear twice a week and the sound quality is good. Check them out at http://www.ringsidereport.net

  2. Justin

    April 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    check out Hammerfisting with Luis and Dave. hilarious.


  3. Toby

    May 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

    the daily mirror’s blog/podcast is a good one too


  4. Brian

    September 9, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I would highly suggest Pure Adrenaline radio which airs weekly at 8:30 pm on Tuesday nights.


  5. Brad

    May 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Joe Show Radio has weekly shows every Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM/ET as well as Friday and Sunday morning shows on fight weekends as well.


  6. bill

    May 10, 2011 at 8:23 am

    mmamassacre is the best podcast ever.

  7. Daily MMA Podcasts

    May 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    DailyMMAPodcasts.com is a daily one-stop network for MMA & UFC iTunes Podcasts

    Daily MMA Podcasts

  8. joel

    September 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  9. Henry

    November 14, 2012 at 3:19 am

    You forgot to include the Godfather of MMA media and the conscience of combat sports, Mr. Eddie Goldman:


    It’s sad that the younger fans don’t even know his name, some who watched “The Smashing Machine” might remember him from this docu.
    If you’re a total UFC fanboy then Eddie’s show isn’t for you because he doesn’t cover them anymore but if you’re interested in the newest developments of MMA globally and also combat sports generally then his show is by far the best one out there. Lots of Asian MMA, coverage of independent shows, wrestling, kickboxing and boxing news, very interesting and unique guests plus he also covers the sociocultural and political aspects of the sport.

    If you get a chance to ask anyone of the oldtimers like Bas Rutten, Big John McCarthy or Renzo Gracie what they think of Eddie you’ll always get the same answer: He’s the best, true pioneer of MMA radio!

  10. rossc

    November 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Yes, I’ve listened to Eddie before, but his show didn’t make the list. Personally I’m not a fan of his style, but I would urge others to give him a listen and make up their own mind as he is a true veteran of MMA radio.

  11. Michael Brandon

    November 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Mauro is no longer doing his podcast but his protegee JOHN POLLOCK is now doing The MMA Report on TSN (canada’s version of ESPN), and it’s available at TSN.ca/MMA

    It’s great!

  12. Hank

    February 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    1. THE CO-MAIN EVENT PODCAST (already listed in the article)
    2. Pro MMA Radio with Larry Pepe)
    3. ESPN UFC Podcast (with some British funny dudes)

    And that’s really it, the rest of them out there is pretty much all garbage unfortunately..

  13. Sam Richards

    July 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I really like The Verbal Submission on Sunday nights. The guy who hosts it (Brian Hemminger from your BE Radio pick) does extremely thorough research for his interviews and he has some unique guests like all the recent top Russian fighters who’ve invaded Bellator recently.

  14. Ross C

    July 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    That sounds interesting, thanks for the heads-up Sam.

  15. Dennis

    June 19, 2014 at 10:25 am

    check it out….

  16. Joey

    July 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

  17. Syndee

    July 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

  18. Joe

    July 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This show is hosted by Larry Pepe. He occasionally has guests, but usually he conducts a one man show. In terms of straight up analysis of the goings on of fights and of MMA organizations, especially UFC, his show is by far the best I have heard. Many of the other podcast hosts seem to treat the UFC with kid gloves, perhaps to not have access denied by Dana White. Larry Pepe offers a “pull no punches” opinion of fights, the personalities, and the organizations that I haven’t heard elsewhere.

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