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Rick Bassman's Talking Tough

The Ring & The Cage - "POPPING MY UFC CHERRY: (or, Pro Wrestling & MMA don't always mix so good)

Rick, from Little Big Man: "I've had hundreds -maybe thousands?of awesomely bizarre, hysterical and terrifying experiences in Pro Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts, in every corner of the globe." Each week, Rick shares one of these experienced, right here on The Ring + The Cage. The Ring & The Cage - August 1, 2020. "POPPING MY UFC CHERRY: (or, Pro Wrestling & MMA don't always mix so good ?? ) Rick recounts his inaugural venture into mixed martial arts management. His first client? Tony Halme, aka Ludvig Borga, a man who is also making his first venture in MMA. And never should have. Hilarity ensures. As well as a good 'ol-fashioned whuppin' at the hands of another man making his MMA debut... Randy Couture.
00:00:00 7/31/2020

Past Episodes

Each week, join us for a brand new edition of "Tall Tales," as Rick Bassman tells us a story he wrote about in his autobiography, "Little Big Man." Tall Tales - "THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON: HOW I GOT INTO PIT BULL RESCUE." Rick shares part of the story of his plummet to rock bottom, culminating in the tragic death of his beloved dog Marley, and Ramone's going missing for half a year. And shares the beginning of his 'return to life,' which he largely attributes to finding his way into the world of pit bull rescue.
00:00:00 7/30/2020
Today on the 3 WAY DANCE on the Talking Tough Podcast, Rick catches up with two long-time friends in legendary MMA fighter, Don Frye and Impact Wrestling/NJPW superstar Doc Gallows. Rick and the guys talk about Don's fighting career in the UFC and PRIDE FC as well as his pro wrestling career. Also Doc is talking all about his wrestling career in WWE, NJPW, his Talkin Shop podcast, and the big Talk A Mania PPV coming up on Saturday 8/1 on FITE TV.
00:00:00 7/28/2020
#BeGood Sting, Bas Rutten, Butterbean & other Legends Extended Interview! Sting, Bas Rutten, Butterbean, Sting, Rusty Coones, Naphil "I'm Tyrone" Hitson, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Bas Rutten, Lou Ferrigno, Tanoai Reed & Mike O' Hearn! do a live stream interview with Rick Bassman and the crew to promote peace! #BEGOOD Visit Rick Bassman's "Talking Tough" Podcast website: Follow Rick on Instagram @Rick_Bassman Follow Talking Tough on Facebook: The Hannibal TV T-Shirt Store:
00:00:00 7/26/2020
As "the dog trainer to the rich and famous," Tyson Kilmer's celebrity clientele includes Sheryl Crow, Rob Lowe, Marilyn Manson, Mike Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Lenny Kravitz, Rose McGowan, Mark McGrath, Derron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Tony Parker, Eva Longoria, Chris Cornell, Kate Beckinsale, Maggie Q, and Sam Simon. Still, Tyson most enjoys training dogs for everyone who wants to live in perfect harmony with their canine companions. He's a no nonsense trainer and personality with intensive techniques that can only be described as part-training/part-therapy for both the dogs and their owners! On today's show, Rick and Tyson talk dogs, life, reality shows, celebrities, and so much more!
00:00:00 7/21/2020
Today on the 3 WAY DANCE on the Talking Tough Podcast, Rick catches up with three long-time friends in legendary wrestler Cheerleader Melissa Anderson, fitness model and pro wrestler Jennifer Thomas & the daughter of Rowdy Roddy Piper, pro wrestler Teal Piper. Rick and the ladies are going deep into what's happening in our world today as well as talk about their respective careers and time in the wrestling business.
00:00:00 7/14/2020
This week on the 3-WAY DANCE on Talking Tough with Rick Bassman, Rick sits down with Andrew Bryniarski and Kimo Leopoldo. Andrew is an actor, bodybuilder, and wrestler best known for portraying Leatherface in the The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Zangief in Street Fighter, and Steve Lattimer in The Program. Kimo is an MMA pioneer and actor. A professional and true Icon of the sport from 1994 until 2011, he competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, PRIDE Fighting Championships, Cage Rage, and the World Fighting Alliance.
00:00:00 7/7/2020
John Orlandini is an Animal Activist, Humanitarian and creator of Vegan Fit. John Orlandini knows that he could say a lot but sit back and do nothing, but that's never been his credo; he walks the walk. He follows the guiding principle that if everyone does a little it becomes a lot. With great sacrifice comes great reward, and he is the real deal in animal welfare and humanitarian work. "It's one big world, let's save it together."
00:00:00 7/1/2020
Today on Talking Tough we flip the script on Rick Bassman. Instead of Rick asking the questions, we have producer John Poz from the Two Man Power Trip asking them. In an interview recorded before the debut of Talking Tough, Rick discusses the show format in detail, as well as talks about his life and his career. Find out all about Sting, Ultimate Warrior, John Cena, UPW, MMA and more!
00:00:00 6/20/2020
Azim Khamisa is an author, thought leader, peace activist, and international inspirational speaker. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. This amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation ( and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions. Rick and Azim talk all about forgiveness, sadness, hope, life and so much more.
00:00:00 6/13/2020
You may know him as the guy who wants to steal your wife or maybe even slap a cigarette out of your mouth, but today I'm Tyrone opens up to Rick and we see another side of the hilarious comedian. Rick and Tyrone talk about becoming a Viral sensation, his creative material, bringing a positive message and who I'm Tyrone is away from the character.
00:00:00 6/7/2020

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