Thursday April 23rd, 2015– Austin TX, is the home for one more thing besides Longhorns and Great BBQ, it is now home to the most hilarious and controversial new MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) comedy podcasts in the south. The Joes dub themselves as “the bad boys of the MMA comedy podcast world”. While The Loaded Joes MMA podcast crew is only 8 episodes in they’ve created quite the independent buzz.
The host of the show is 26-year-old lifelong Austinite Blake “MoneyBlakeWeather” Stephenson, a practitioner of MMA and boxing for 6 years and a true “student of the game” spends most of his free time drinking beers till he thinks of funny ideas for the show, and watching/ studying boxing & MMA fights alike. Cohosts, John Miller and JV are a great addition to the team each with their own unique couch warrior perspective.
“The podcast started out of necessity” says Blake, “I listen to a lot of great podcasts but most of them are not edgy, they are too politically correct, and a lot of it all sounds the same or it’s all a similar format.”
“They are the CNN of MMA podcasts and we are the Daily Show of the MMA podcast world. I’m not concerned with breaking the latest news; I’m concerned with breaking the honesty barrier and keeping everything we do as raw as possible. If controversy comes from it so be it, but you won’t hear the same cookie cutter answers or questions from us. This is a show designed to make you feel like you are hanging at your buddy’s house, with your friends, talking some MMA shit, and having a few adult beverages.”
The SNL like skit before every show, and the RAQ (Random ASS Questions) and “bye felicia” segments help differentiate this MMA podcast from all others.
“I just want people to share my love of MMA and laugh, and I do my best to make that happen on every episode” says Blake.
The Loaded Joes MMA podcast episode 8 features former Light Heavy weight Champion Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton who breaks his silence since his last fight against Liam Mcgeary and discusses his mindset going into to that fight.
The show also features raising Canadian MMA fighter Mike “The Caveman Bully” O’Neill who gives us a behind the scenes look of what it is like being an up and coming MMA fighter.
The last guest on the show is Texas-based, Victory Fighting Championship, MMA Fighter Matt “Fight” Jones who talks about his last fight with Ryan Jensen, his upcoming fight in May and his real life struggles as a fighter.
The show is jammed packed and they will have more to talk about. While the Joes get “Loaded” in the process, they will talk some smack about hot button topics in MMA.