About

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Ryan Smith, Host

Ryan Smith is the founder of Combat Sports Talk and the host of the weekly podcast. Having followed the UFC for over 10 years, he has commented on MMA since 2011.  Ryan launched CombatSportsTalk.com in November of 2011 and started his live, weekly webshow that ran for 41 episodes in 2012.

After a catastrophic loss of his archives, Ryan served as a moderator for one of the largest MMA communities on Google+.  In June of 2015, he launched the Combat Sports Talk Podcast where he continues to share his love of the sport in a way that is accessible for the casual observer but fun for the serious fan as well.


George Stallworth, Co-Host

Multiple-time Muay Thai Tournament Champion and MMA Coach, George Stallworth brings decades of combat experience to the Combat Sports Talk podcast. With a keen eye for the strategy and movement of martial arts, George skillfully provides commentary with professional accuracy. George joined the show full-time in 2020, but has been hosting live events during pay-per-view events since 2018. His dream is to someday coach professional fighters in the UFC, Bellator, or another global promotion.

John Keyes, Co-Host

A veritable MMA Encyclopedia, John Keyes brings tremendous knowledge of the sport to the Combat Sports Talk podcast. With near photographic memory of action from UFC 1, through the wars in PRIDE, WEC and Strikeforce, to the action taking place today in the UFC and Bellator, John delivers comprehensive takes on topics of note in the MMA world. An avid gamer and pop-culture fanatic, John shares how other media outside of MMA influence the stories as they unfold in our sport.

Kelechi “KC” Onyebuchi, Co-Host

First joining the Combat Sports Talk podcast in Episode #3, Kelechi “KC” Onyebuchi provides a mixture of humorous non-sequitur and detailed, thoughtful arguments to the topics he is most passionate about. A former college athlete and world traveler, KC has trained several martial arts alongside professional MMA fighters as a member of Factory X. A champion powerlifter and technology enthusiast, KC ensures that the discussion stays light and fun whenever he has an opportunity to join the team on the show.

4 thoughts on “About

  • October 25, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    Hello. This is Dominic Davis from Dominion gym. I was wondering if there is a way I can access the podcast that was live during our last show on October 19th. Thank you for you help.

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    • November 13, 2019 at 8:16 am
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      Dominic, Unfortunately because we were seated right under a speaker that was playing music, the audio from the event was unusable. We plan to return to Dominion gym in December and we will be mindful of our recording location. I apologize for the inconvenience.

      –Ryan

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  • January 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm
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    I have gone deep into MMA study and enjoyment the last year. Your show quickly became my favorite MMA podcast, among the five I listen to.

    You guys are smart and funny. I think I have heard every episode!

    Thanks for the great show!

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    • January 14, 2020 at 8:11 am
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      Mike, thank you so much for the support. If you’d like to hear us cover a topic, let us know!

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