Rutten & Ranallo

PRIDE FC broadcast brothers Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo reunite in this weekly podcast covering combat sports, pop culture & life!
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Dec 17, 2016

Mauro Ranallo & Vicky Pezza host the final Podcast of Positivity of 2016, as Bas Rutten sends us some stories & songs from set!

What's Up Bas, #Hashtag, Feel Good 5 and Maurovation! Thanks for listening, have a happy holiday season & New Year, and we’ll see you in 2017 for R&R Season 2!

Dec 11, 2016

Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo talk MMA,Boxing,Kickboxing,WWE. New shows drop every Monday!

Dec 9, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo are together again in-studio! What's Up Bas explains healthy fast food, which you'll want after these pitches for Maurojuana and Crosby Cannabis.

Stitch Duran is our guest! The legendary cutman calls in from Langley Air Force Base to discuss the brand new sequel to his first book, From the Fields to the Garden 2! We discuss how he got started as a cutman, how he got his nickname, PRIDE FC, his own Air Force service, MMA, Glory Kickboxing, the craziest cuts, his love of baseball and Santana, and his work as an actor and author. If you can wear it or eat it, he probably picked it!

Stitch even hangs out for some of #Hashtag, which covers HR34, kangaroo boxing, John Lennon, Linda McMahon, The Rock, John Cena, Star Wars, Amy Schumer, Tomb Raider, veggie burgers, Hip Hop Evolution, Grammy nominations, one year tattoos, and we remember those taken in this week’s Rapture of the Arts.

We end on the Feel Good 5, and some Lennon Maurovation. Follow our guest @StitchDuran and visit to check out his latest literary release!

Dec 5, 2016

The new Combat Sports Carousel 4 is out. 

We talk everything Combat Sports and Sports entertainment as well.

WWE, UFC, Bellator, Boxing, all what happened this last weekend and what's coming up next weekend?

We have breakdowns for all the fights and of course everything else that goes on in the world of Combat Sports

Godspeed and fight on!


Dec 2, 2016

From a Starbucks in British Columbia, Mauro Ranallo dials up Bas Rutten to discuss Odd Squad Prod and What's Up Bas’ Egg Knot Oscar winning performance!

#Hashtag topics include Word of the Year, Kanye West, Black Friday & Cyber Monday, The World’s Oldest Woman, Jodie Foster, The Rock, Richard Branson & Elon Musk, Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix, Regretted Names, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find (the time to go to the movies to watch) Them, Jon Cena, Westworld, McGregor’s Boxing License, Matt Lauer, Marvin Gaye, Skydiving, and The Rapture of the Arts.

A 7 year old inspires in The Feel Good Five on this emotional episode of R&R.

And don't forget to check out Combat Sports Carousel every Monday! It's 2 Podcasts for the Price of None!

Nov 28, 2016

Every Monday, Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo drop knowledge about MMA,Boxing,Kickboxing and WWE.

Nov 22, 2016

Mauro and Bas dive into last weekends fights, that means boxing, MMA (Bellator, UFC and Invite) & WWE plus they also talk kick boxing and what's coming up the next week, all combat sports and sports entertainment on a new Combat Sports Carousel!

Nov 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is approaching, so Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo discuss what they're thankful for. What's up Bas explains ‘The Straight Brown Line.’

#Hashtag covers The Rock as Sexiest Man Alive, Dr Strange, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Robert Redford, Arrival, Presidential Medal of Freedom winners, Forest Whitaker, Shia LaBeouf, Black Beatles, Empire, Total Bellas, Duck Dynasty, Little People, The Simpsons, Guy Tang, brain implants, Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Notebook, Julie Gregg, Robert Vaughn & Leonard Cohen.
Showtime Sports executive David Dinkins Jr. joins us! As the son of a politician, we ask David about Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win. We talk about how David got involved in televised sports, and how technological advances are changing the game for home viewers. We discuss everyone from Muhammad Ali, Bill Goldberg & Conor McGregor, to Anthony Joshua, Matthew Franklin & Vinny Pazienza.

The Feel Good Five keeps it positive, and we end with some Maurovation!

Oct 28, 2016

Producer Vicky Pezza is away so it's a stripped down version of the Podcast of Positivity! Guest is two time Pro Wrestling champ Bill Goldberg!

Oct 21, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo present the animated feature: Jack Daw! We find out What's Up, Bas, and ask...what's up with James Ellsworth?!

Combat Sports Carousel covers GSP, UFC, McGregor, Ortiz vs Sonnen, Bad Hombres, Aldo, addiction, Goldberg’s return to the WWE, and Glory 34, then, suddenly, an R&R first occurs when the boys make a wager for a crisp Benji.

#Hashtag gets a message from Kevin James about Kevin Can Wait! We discusses The Walking Dead, The Simpsons, The Price is Right, lucky pennies, toad licking, cigar aficionado tips, Chris Rock, Holt McCallany in Jack Reacher, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Vertigo & Eminem.

Brian M. Cain, MS, CMAA, #1 international best-selling author, speaker, coach and expert in the field of sports psychology, is our guest! Bas and Brian discuss his expertise on Mental Conditioning and Peak Performance. Brian talks about everything from the conditioning strategies he’s implemented with his MMA clients like Georges St. Pierre, to how he’s currently training for the Ironman Triathlon! Brian is high energy and insightful in this great interview where he shares useful tips and advice for fighters and non-athletes alike. Follow @BrianCainPeak and sign up for his Monday Message on!

There’s bets, arm wrestling, and rock, paper, scissors - then we wrap up the Podcast of Positivity with the Feel Good Five and some Maurovation. Looks like The Price is Wrong, Bas!

Oct 14, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo discuss What’s Up Bas, ride the Combat Sports Carousel, and see what’s trending on #Hashtag. Then...

YES! YES! YES! Daniel Bryan joins Mauro for a great conversation about WWE, CWC, Total Bellas, MMA, his family life, and much more! Follow him @WWEDanielBryan!

All this, plus The Feel Good Five & some Maurovation! You may even hear some people in the audience whisper, “Black Panther…”

Oct 7, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo celebrate their PRIDE FC anniversary. What's Up, Bas tries to solve a missing rabbit case.

The Combat Sports Carousel covers Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella, Jamie Noble, WWE Royal Rumble, The Rock, children fighting MMA, Evander Holyfield, Johnny Tapia, the Boxing Hall of Fame, Glory 34, BJ Penn, Sage Northcutt vs Mickey Gall, Lineker vs Dodson, Henderson vs Bisping, The World Series of Fighting, and more. We remember Josh Samman.

#Hashtag covers Pokemon Go, Vince Staples, Ben Stiller, Ivanka & Rosie, airbags for your head, and a Kobe Bryant Shoe, singular.

Things get heated when Skype fails on a global scale and prevents our would-be interview with Ron Funches, so we cool off with The Feel Good 5 and a little Maurovation.


Sep 30, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo discuss the final episode of Inside MMA. The Combat Sports Carousel includes UFC 205, McGregor, Aldo, Cyborg, Roy Nelson, Glory 34 and WWE No Mercy. Can you feel #Hashtag?

Dan Henderson joins us to talk about his upcoming UFC 204 rematch vs Michael Bisping on Oct 8! We discuss his career from Olympic wrestling and PRIDE Championship, to his plan to retire as the UFC Middleweight Champion.

So much more, like the Feel Good 5, and Maurovation that's a hard act to follow. Pig Roast Party at Hendo’s!

Sep 16, 2016

Mauro Ranallo is back in-studio with Bas Rutten to talk WWE Cruiserweight Classic, WWE Backlash on PPV, and Glory Kickboxing! What's Up, Bas gets detailed and controversial.

#Hashtag includes Hillary vs Trump, Colin Powell emails, Suicide Squad, Henry Winkler honoring Garry Mashall, Kid Cudi, Hispanic Heritage Month, UFC 203, CM Punk, Triple G vs Brook, Rico Verhoeven, AGT winner Grace’s Vanderwaal and more!

Comedy Film Nerds hosts Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini join Bas to talk podcasting on a podcast! Graham & Chris are comedians, filmmakers, authors, and two of the founders of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival, now in it’s 5th year, happening Sept 23-25 in Beverly Hills! They're also the creators of EarBuds: The Podcasting Documentary, a Kickstarter funded film about podcast listeners around the world, available this November!

Start your weekend right with the Feel Good Five and some Maurovation!

Sep 9, 2016

Bas Rutten calls up Mauro Ranallo, who’s on the road again! He's in New Jersey for Glory, then off to Virginia for WWE Backlash, then Florida for CWC… MAMMA MIA!

What’s Up, Bas shares a powerful message after a tragedy.

#Hashtag covers UFC 203, Josh Barnett, Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, CM Punk, Glory 33, Rico Verhoeven, Anderson "Braddock" Silva, Badr Hari, Chi Lewis-Parry, Dutch Kickboxing, Boxing, Golovkin vs. Brook, WWE Backlash, CWC, NFL, drone delivery, Apple, Drake, Narcos, Bruce Springsteen and the Roast of Rob Lowe!  

Vicky Pezza asks Bas & Mauro your questions, and The Feel Good 5 goes to the dogs!

Thanks to all the listeners who submitted questions!

Sep 2, 2016

Welcome Back! Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo talk summer and September, including Bas’ visit to Maui and Alaska, and Mauro hosting CWC with Daniel Bryan.

#Hashtag covers UFC, Glory Kickboxing, WWE, Stranger Things and the best Summer songs & movies.

Our guest is Strikeforce, DREAM & K-1 Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem joins Mauro to discuss his quest for yet another belt at UFC 203! Alistair & Mauro share how they met, and other memories, in the return of PRIDE FC Flashback!

And it wouldn't be The Podcast of Positivity without The Feel Good Five! GOOGLE IT!

Jul 15, 2016

Bas Rutten hosts solo this week, taking us on an underwater adventure before going full-on Cape Fear. Bas talks about all things UFC, from the sale to Fight Week and UFC 200, with a hint of Bellator.

Dan Severn is our guest, and life is good! The UFC Hall of Famer and former WWF Superstar is the author of the new book The Realest Guy in the Room. Dan talks about his philosophies, his family, growing up on a 120 acre farm, fighting 127 matches and the evolution of his career. Follow Dan @DanBeastSevern and find his book on

All this and The Feel Good Five!

Jul 8, 2016

Happy Days are here again on R&R 26, when our guest is a man who needs no introduction, (but Mauro still gives him a great one anyway) - HENRY WINKLER!

Henry and Bas discuss working together on Here Comes The Boom, and Mauro has tons of questions for The Fonz! We discuss acting and Hollywood, overcoming Dyslexia and writing 31 novels, his 38 year marriage and family, and his love of fishing. Henry shares hilarious stories, gives audition advice, talks some wrestling, and explains how he jumped the shark twice!

Better Late Than Never premieres August 23 on NBC, Henry’s Here’s Hank books are available in stores and on Amazon, and follow him on Twitter @HWinkler4Real!

Jun 24, 2016

Bas takes the wheel and kicks off this ep with a Rutten Rant tackling everything from chicken wings & spare ribs to proper bathroom, movies & supermarket etiquette. #Hashtag covers the latest UFC news and a flammable baby powder warning.

Josh Barnett is our guest! The War Master joins Bas to discuss his childhood, including his decision to become a fighter after watching UFC 2 as a sophomore in high school, and emailing Bas as a teenager. Josh shares tons of great stories from throughout his career, and he and Bas discuss their first knock-outs being bullies, favorite fighters, and being in someone’s corner vs fighting themselves. Enjoy this funny, insightful conversation, and follow Josh @JoshLBarnett!

Jun 17, 2016

(Please note: This episode was pre-recorded at the time of Muhammad Ali’s passing)

Mauro Ranallo introduces this very special Bas-driven episode with guest Duane “Bang” Ludwig!

The two friends met when, as a teenager, Duane competed in the Bas Rutten Invitational in Colorado. Duane is an MMA coach and teacher, retired kickboxer and mixed martial artist who holds the fastest knockout record in the UFC! Duane discusses the journey from being a kid who knew from the beginning he was destined for a future in MMA, to Bang Muay Thai!

Bas and Duane discuss fighting in Japan vs the US, mindset and demeanor, the rewards of being a full-time martial arts instructor, philosophies, habits, relationships, and drawing the line in life.

Conversation, knowledge, laughs and fist-bumps! Follow Duane @DuaneBangCom

Jun 10, 2016

Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo pay tribute to two great men the MMA world recently lost in this special episode.

Mike Imber, lifelong friend and career manager of Kimbo Slice, joins us to honor the man he considers his brother. We remember Kevin Ferguson - the husband, the father, the best friend. We discuss Kimbo’s career as an MMA fighter, from backyards brawls to the UFC, and hear memories about the man that Mike managed, Bas trained, and Mauro called fights.

Steve Farhood returns to discuss the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Steve tells the story of an American protagonist who gained the admiration, respect and sympathy of the entire world. We remember Ali, the flawed human being who ultimately came to represent religious tolerance, love and peace.

Jun 3, 2016

June has arrived, and Accordions, Roses and Bathroom Readers are in the air. A Bas Rutten Rant rampage has Mauro Ranallo sorry he asked What’s Up, Bas?

This Just In breaks some Ronda Rousey news. #Hashtag covers Cody Garbrandt, Dominick Cruz, Rockhold vs Bisping, Rothwell vs Werdum, Arlovski vs Barnett, Bob Meyrowitz, John Cena vs AJ Styles, Goldberg in WWE 2K17, Hamilton, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Chelsea on Netflix, Superfly Jimmy Snuka murder trial, Boxing Pros in the Olympics, Star Trek Bikinis, Ron Wood’s a Dad again, and Laura Bretan brings the house down on America’s Got Talent!

Max Holloway is our guest! Hawaii’s own joins us to discuss his upcoming UFC 199 fight vs Ricardo Lamas! Max talks about his family life and childhood, his interest in kickboxing, living in Hawaii and hoping to get UFC there in the future. Bas asks him the keys to victory, and Mauro asks him to put on his analyst’s hat. 8 ISN’T ENOUGH! Follow Max at @BlessedMMA!

The Feel Good 5 and even more This Just in closes out R&R 22, as we continue to rock...steady…

May 27, 2016

WE’LL DO IT LIVE! Mauro Ranallo talks about SmackDown going live, and Bas Rutten gets lessons from a kid.

#Hashtag covers McGregor vs Mayweather, Miocic & Overeem, Almeida vs Garbrandt, Jeremy Stephens vs Barao, Trump vs Bernie - wait, what?! Sports Twins, Indy 500, Tito Ortiz, Halloween, The Weeknd, and Bond. Jane Bond. Epic tales of being fired are shared!

Big E of The New Day is our guest! Big E discusses WWE and the history of The New Day! Big E talks about everything from being a shy kid playing football, to wrestling, tag teams, titles, fighting, performing, crowds, competition, championship - even MMA. It's a New Day, yes it is! Enjoy the Power of Positivity and Follow Big E @WWEBigE!

Come Sail Away on a very Clooney Feel Good Five and close out Mental Health Month with a Clinton quote. Follow us @rutten_ranallo!

May 20, 2016

What’s up Bas takes us to Thousand Oaks High, and Mauro said knock you out! 

#Hashtag covers UFC, Glory Kickboxing, WWE, and a new Boxing segment, The Final Round with Steve Farhood! From Bisping, Cyborg, McGregor & Mayweather, to Dancing with the Stars, shrooms, McEnroe, and...a penis transplant? Oh, and it only gets more amazing from here… 

Steve Maraboli - life-changing speaker, author, behavioral scientist, R&R listener AND guest! Steve enlightens, entertains, and absolutely brings the house down in this must-hear interview! Laugh, learn and enjoy as The Most Quoted Man Alive shares stories about his childhood, military service, his road to authoring 4 international best-sellers, AND training in MMA? MAMMA MIA! It's The Feel Good 40! Follow @SteveMaraboli!

May 13, 2016

The podcast of positivity dropping on Friday the 13th?! What’s up, Bas?

#Hashtag covers everything from Showtime Boxing and UFC, to Ronda Rousey’s book and David Lynch’s...Archie?! Tons more sports, entertainment news and tales of a sleeping Mauro. MMA Junkie’s John Morgan even pops in from Brazil to talk UFC 198!

This Just In! News breaks right before a bee-utiful Feel Good Five.

Austin Trout is our guest! We discuss his upcoming Showtime Boxing match on May 21 in Las Vegas vs Jermall Charlo. Austin talks about his family and being a father, his childhood growing up in New Mexico, the politics of Boxing, scoring and judges, and so much more. We ask his recipe for success as a parent and fighter in these current times. Follow Austin @NoDoubtTrout!

All this and a Mental Health Month quote before our Rap Up. You want it? You got it!

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