Eric Nicksick stops in to talk all about UFC 260 and what it means to corner the heavyweight champ.
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Eric Nicksick in conversation with John Bartolo
Eric Nicksick and John Bartolo have an interesting conversation about coaches and coaching. They talk about the changes in the sports scene because of Covid, they discuss having matches in stadiums filled with fans and the role of family in sports.
1:05--John starts the show by thanking the sponsors and welcoming his guest Eric Nicksick.
2:55--Eric talks about coaching Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight champion.
8:30--They talk about watching and studying the films of the fights.
10:03--They discuss the size and dimensions of the boxing ring.
11:00--They analyze the concept of cage control.
15:15--They discuss Jon Jones and other good heavyweight champs.
25:35--Eric talks about the post-Covid scenario and he appreciates Dana and the UFC.
27:42--Eric talks about the fans and their energy that fuels matches. He is looking forward to having fans in the stadiums again.
34:00--John and Eric talk about Lebron making blanket statements about the police shooting incident.
42:20--Eric talks about settling back into the office after the victory high and the sacrifices made by the family.
49:45--They talk about the changed school system because of Covid.
50:06--They talk about coaching and the role played by a good coach.
1:05:30--John ends the show by thanking Eric for coming on the show and he thanks the sponsors once again.
12:54-- “To be the champ you gotta beat the champ.” John Bartolo
37:27-- “Amongst men, if you are quick to accuse, you must be quick to apologise too.” John Bartolo
41:12-- “We as a society suffer the most because of the lack of understanding, communication and empathy. Take a second and just listen instead of having our defences up about every single thing. Just listen to where they are coming from.” Eric Nicksick
46:27-- “Back in the day, when we came up in football or other sports, coaches were the extensions of our home. They were another dad. They got away with murder. Coaches could grab you by your facemask and yell at you and make a man out of you.” Eric Nicksick
48:07-- “I feel like it’s okay to be offensive, but it's not okay to be an asshole.” John Bartolo
55:35-- “When you get into coaching, you realise that it isn't all glitz and glamour. I get to be the captain of the ship to help these guys navigate to where they want to be in their final destination.” Eric Nicksick