Ep 35: Johnny Walker (UFC) – Ryan Spann Win, John Kavanagh, Making Weight, Mental Health, Irish Connection

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Johnny Walker of Brazil punches Ryan Spann in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

This week, we are delighted to be joined by UFC superstar Johnny Walker.

Johnny is currently ranked #9 in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division. 

He chats to us about his recent win over Ryan Spann, his UFC journey to date, light heavyweight ambitions and preparing for fights.

Johnny is currently training with SBG Ireland and John Kavanagh and he tells us how that partnership was a big factor in his return to form.

We also talk about mental health and how he has managed to deal with all the hype that has followed his career. 

Ep 35: Johnny Walker (UFC) – Ryan Spann Win, John Kavanagh, Making Weight, Mental Health, Irish Connection

Ep 35: Johnny Walker (UFC) – Ryan Spann Win, John Kavanagh, Making Weight, Mental Health, Irish Connection

Timings:

00:12 Introduction

02:50 Johnny Walker Interview

  • 03:05 Contender Series
  • 05:50 UFC Hype
  • 07:05 ‘Worm’ Celebration – UFC 235 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEGdFdXTUmw
  • 07:55 Corey Anderson Defeat
  • 09:30 Making Weight
  • 11:00 Move to Ireland
  • 14:00 Importance of Rest
  • 16:40 John Kavanagh
  • 19:40 Keeping Fit
  • 20:22 MMA in Ireland
  • 21:45 Mental Health
  • 24:45 Fight Week
  • 25:45 What’s next?
  • 26:50 The Not so Quickfire Round

31:15  Wrap Up (John Kavanagh, Mental Health, Weight)

37:45 Coming Soon On Tackling Sport

38:14 ‘Otherside’ – Madison Front (Links Below)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNV1sxS5RH4

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4k2wQVTMIoTOUuGDEfV5da?si=cGEwie7-TxKU8XOwnA5X2Q

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