Welcome to The White Belt MMA Podcast, a weekly look at the biggest topics in the MMA world.

On this episode of the podcast, I’ll recap the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, the first UFC main card to feature more female fights than male fights. I’ll also preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot card coming up this weekend and briefly talk about Shane Del Rosario’s recent health problems.

Which fighters looked the most impressive last weekend at the TUF finale? Will Chris Holdsworth live up the hype he has understandably generated by breezing through the tournament? Where does Julianna Peña rank among her fellow female bantamweights after her successful TUF run?

Is next weekend the last chance for Pat Barry to make something of his UFC career? How about Ryan Bader? Which Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will we see against James Te Huna on Friday, and what would a win for Te Huna do for his title prospects? Is Mark Hunt the most popular non-champion in MMA? Moreover, is the UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot card one of the best not to feature a title shot that the UFC has put forth?

Finally, we’ll talk a bit about Shane Del Rosario and the fear of the unknown inherent to human mortality. Tell the ones you love that you love them, folks. You never know if you’ll be able to again.

As always, follow the podcast on Twitter @mmapodcast and look for past episodes on The MMA Corner and iTunes.

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About The Author

Eric Reinert
Staff Writer

Eric Reinert has been writing about mixed martial arts since 2010. Outside the world of caged combat, Eric has spent time as a news reporter, speechwriter, campaign strategist, tech support manager, landscaper and janitor. He lives in Madison, Wis.