TTP Ep. 436 with Mansur Abdul-Malik, Kody Steele and 5 Fights for Poatan

Contender Series Abdul-Malik

Mansur Abdul-Malik Interview (2:15)

Kicking off this edition of TTP is our interview with Contender Series middleweight, Mansur Abdul-Malik. He discusses his quick path to the Contender Series and how he has the upmost confidence in his preparation. He also talks about his days as an amateur and how he never really wanted to even fight at that level. Then he turns his attention to his upcoming fight. He’ll headline week one of our favorite Tuesday night series against Wes Schultz. That fight is sure to deliver, so catch this interview and get hyped.

Combat Countdown: Top 5 Fights for Poatan (17:24)

After UFC 303, both hosts were gushing about Alex Pereira’s performance. They talk about, while not being surprised, they were still impressed by just how good he’s looked. The fight seems to have catapaulted him in to stardom and we share our thoughts as to why that might be. Then we dig into a countdown of the five fighters we’d like to see him fight next. We dug around three different weight classes looking for the most fun fights that exist for Poatan. Let us know if you like, or hate, the list. For this segment, all odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Kody Steele Interview (29:39)

Closing out this edition of TTP is our interview with Contender Series welterweight, Kody Steele. We discuss his career in jiu jitsu that had him asking, ‘how exactly did I get here?’. He shares how MMA was always the end goal and these big BJJ matches were more of a part of the plan to get back. Then he discusses how he feels about getting the call to Contender Series. He’ll fight a few weeks after Mansur Abdul-Malik against Quemuel Ottoni. He’ll also give us his thoughts on that fight as well.