09 Feb - 
PULL NO PUNCHES PODCAST 04: UFC 234 Preview, Does the UFC Really Support Black Fighters?

Bloody Elbow offers you our all new podcast, brought to you by your new host: Shak Mahjouri and his co-host, former UFC Fighter: Kajan Johnson. Shak, along with BE’s consummate interviewer, Nick Baldwin, will also host a “post-show” starting halfway through the podcast.

Bloody Elbow offers you our all new podcast, PULL NO PUNCHES, brought to you by your new host: Shakiel “Shak” Mahjouri and his co-host, former UFC Fighter: Kajan Johnson. Shak along with BE’s consummate interviewer, Nick Baldwin, will also host a “post-show” starting halfway through the podcast.

They are bringing us this podcast from a different platform, so they are technically on Episode 68, but for our purposes, this is the BE Presents Episode numeral 4, which we hope you will enjoy. Each week on Saturday’s at 2pm CST, “MMA’s most colorful and entertaining personalities” will present you an hour of MMA content, varying from fighter interviews to discussions on current MMA Topics. This show will always be in a video format for your viewing pleasure on our YouTube channel,, as well as seen on our Bloody Elbow facebook page.

This week on the show, they discuss a break down of UFC 234, the rise of Israel Adesanya and the potential for a show down between Whittaker and Adesanya. Kajan also talks about Super Bowl LIII vs. Colin Kapernick and shares his thoughts on how the UFC promotes black American fighters. Then, Shak and Nick Baldwin co-host the post-show.

Segments can be found as follows:

  • Is the UFC 234 card lackluster? - 2:00
  • Kajan Johnson knows how to break a neck in the cage - 5:54
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva breakdown - 10:00
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum breakdown - 13:32
  • Super Bowl and Colin Kaepernick - 20:43
  • Does the UFC properly promote black athletes? - 24:23
  • Post Show w/ Nick Baldwin - 30:22
  • Adesanya’s Ceiling - 31:15
  • Whittaker vs. Adesanya? - 42:40
  • A surprise guest invades the show - 45:00
  • UFC 234’s weak undercard - 47:00

As always, if you enjoyed our show, give us a “REC” here on Bloody Elbow, or give us a “like” and a share over on one of our other BE Presents Channels:

SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, blubrry, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM – whichever one happens to be your listening platform of choice. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.

You can follow the guys at: Shak - @ThisisShak, Kajan - @IamRagin, Nick - @NickBaldwinMMA, and follow the pages for the @PNPShow on twitter, Instagram, or facebook. Plus, you can watch for articles from Shak and Nick right here on Bloody Elbow as well.

*Intro/Outro music of the Audio production has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson.