Throwin Down With Andy: Episode 23


Throwin Down With Andy: Episode 23

Merry Christmas Everyone!  I truly hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I’ve been back from Diego Garcia for a little over two weeks now and I have been meaning to post another podcast, but life sometimes gets in the way.

Anyway, here’s episode 23.  In this episode, I’m flying solo once again.  I talk about the recent UFC on Fox, future guests on the show, as well as some past guests.



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andy barker

Andy is a husband, father, and an avid Martial Artist. He has a beautiful wife Connie, and two wonderful children. He competes regularly in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, and holds Black Belt ranks in Judo and Japanese Jujitsu and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Andy Barker enlisted in the United States Navy in 1989. He was a Hospital Corpsman serving with Marine Corps Infantry Battalions, aboard two submarines as the sole medical provider for the crew and with the Amphibious Navy. Andy received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and was Commissioned in the Navy Nurse Corps in 2011. He remains on active duty currently serving in the Hampton Roads area. Andy is an amateur filmmaker and blogger. You can find him on YouTube under MadSiss Productions and on Vimeo under the same name.

One thought on “Throwin Down With Andy: Episode 23

  • December 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

    good stuff…UFC is the holy grail, unlike Pride which was about the promoting the fighter UFC is about promoting the brand. Because of that they can under pay the talent because the talent isn’t as important as the brand. Where else can they go, Belator and OneFC make a great alternative but none of the fighters in these organizations wouldn’t bail for a chance to fight in the UFC. They have gotten behind a few fighters, McGregor, Rousey more so than anyone in recent memory and they pulled in big box office bucks but now both are talking retirement and there is no one with the charisma and talent combo to fill the void. Just like Waterson said, the pay was an embarrassment but she did it because it was her chance to fight in the UFC. Even her daughter told her that she wouldn’t be her favorite fighter unless she won in the UFC.


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