TTP Ep. 263 with Kyler Phillips, Mario Bautista, and UFC 259

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Kyler Phillips and Mario Bautista, UFC
Kyler Phillips and Mario Bautista Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press / Youtube

Kyler Phillips Interview (2:27)

The episode for this week kicks off with Gumby having a chat with Kyler Phillips. The MMA Lab product discusses the mindset of focusing on his own improvement rather than game planning for an opponent. The interview offers a glimpse into a bright mind of the sport as he shares how he feels he balances those two concepts to get where he wants to go.

And where he wants to go is the Top 15 of the rankings. He’ll get a chance to do exactly that this weekend as he faced #14 ranked Song Yadong. The prospect of getting a ranked opponent in just his third UFC fight doesn’t seem to phase Phillips and he even has some advice for his opponent.

Fights, Dogs, and Parlays: UFC 259 (24:10)

Gumby and Shockwave are back with the goods again, getting you ready for fight night. It’s no surprise which fights they’ll be breaking down with three title fights on the docket. Of course, the dynamic duo won’t stop there. They’ll also be running with their favorite dogs of the week as well as a parlay to make you wallet happy. With a card this deep, you’re going to need some advice – so why not start here?

Mario Bautista Interview (40:14)

Finally, the episode closes with an interview with another MMA Lab product in Mario Bautista. He discusses the lone loss of his professional career, a debut, submission loss to Cory Sandhagen. Despite is being the lone blemish on an otherwise perfect record, Bautista shares why he’s happy it happened and what he gained from it. He also talks about what has changed within himself from that fight and how he looks to keep getting better. Plus, he shares a little bit about his unique training camp as he finishes up prep work for Trevin Jones this Saturday.

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