Anthony Smith (Guest) - EP #113


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UFC Light Heavyweight contender, ESPN Analyst, and co-host of MMA Tonight, Anthony Smith, Skypes in for today's show. He and Mike talk about his recent win over Devin Clark, potential fights with Johnny Walker and Paul Craig, dealing with pressure outside the octagon, how silent arenas led to coaching in code, How Aleksandar Rakić differs from Devin Clark, Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight, what to expect for Israel Adesanya vs Jan Błachowicz, capping off his training weeks with sparring tournaments, the evolution of Anthony's fight week routine, the home invasion and it's longterm effects, post-career plans, Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2, why AKA Thailand is on Anthony's bucket list, how Mike built AKA Thailand from the ground up, and so much more! Don't forget we post NINE HOURS EARLIER on YouTube so be sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell for notifications so you can watch the episodes as soon as they are released! Watch the taping of this episode here: Be sure and check out all the clips and highlights of The Real Quick With Mike Swick Podcast at the official clip account, Quick Swick Clips: Please check out our sponsors and save: AKA Thailand, The Worlds Premier Luxury Training Resort. Save 10% now by booking online at ! Go to and use Promo Code: “Quick” to save 20% and get free shipping! Timestamps: 00:00 Welcome to the show 0:30 The message Anthony sent by beating Devin Clark 2:18 Could Paul Craig or Johnny Walker be next? 5:54 Dealing with pressure outside the octagon 10:01 Fighting with virus protocols is crazy 13:15 Quiet arenas led to coaching in code 15:37 The difference between Aleksandar Rakić and Devin Clark 21:12 Anthony's thoughts on Jon Jones moving up to Heavyweight 24:45 The Heavyweight division is loaded with power 26:36 Breaking down Israel Adesanya vs Jan Błachowicz 34:07 Sparring tournaments are the highlight of Anthony's training week 38:23 People don't understand how hard pros used to spar 42:14 How Anthony's fight week routine evolved 46:59 The home invasion left Anthony with only one choice 54:49 Still dealing with the fallout from dealing with the intruder 1:02:47 Anthony's post-career is a long way off, but he has great plans 1:06:24 What to expect for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 1:09:30 AKA Thailand is on Anthony's bucket list 1:12:17 How Mike carved AKA Thailand out of the jungle Business E-mail: Follow: Anthony Smith: Mike Swick: Mike Swick is a 15-time UFC veteran and a former top contender in two weight divisions. He is also the founder and CEO of the AKA Thailand super gym in Phuket, as well as the owner of Swick Savage™ and Savage Life Media™. Follow Us: ​​ Host: Mike Swick Guest: Anthony Smith Produced & Directed by: Mike Swick Filmed & Edited by: Greg Blunt Clips and Marketing by: Evan Shoman Music Producer: Benny Youngbaht Music: Danny Bunnathong Artwork: Simon Netherton For more info about AKA Thailand: Thank you for listening!

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