#-224: UFC on ESPN+ 37 Breakdown

Show notes: 10/9/20 — Dan Tom starts off the show by quickly recapping UFC on ESPN 16 (ending at approx. 0:15:30), then goes on to break down UFC on ESPN+ 37 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on […]

#-223: UFC 1: Origins interview with Director Mason Gordon

Show notes (10/6/2020): In a special interview installment of “The Protect Ya’ Neck Podcast,” Dan Tom sits down with Director Mason Gordon to discuss his latest film, “UFC 1: Origins,” which is an in-depth documentary about the origins of the first Ultimate Fighting Championships and is set to release on Oct. 16 via VOD platforms. […]

#-222: UFC on ESPN 16 Breakdown

Show notes: 9/2/20 — Dan Tom starts the show with a couple of quick shouts (ending at approx. 0:07:15), as he then breaks down UFC on ESPN 16 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Check […]

#-221: UFC 253 Afterparty Edition

Show notes: 9/27/20 — In a special “afterparty edition” of the podcast, Dan Tom goes live on his YouTube channel (linked below) post-UFC 253 to recap the results and take your questions along the way. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom’s betting content at Line Movement: https://linemovement.com/ Follow Dan Tom […]

#-220: UFC 253 Breakdown

Show notes: 9/24/20 — Dan Tom starts off the show by recapping UFC on ESPN+ 36 (ending at approx. 0:18:25). After that, Dan goes on to break down UFC 253 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: […]

#-219: UFC on ESPN+ 36 Breakdown

Show notes: 9/18/20 — Dan Tom starts off the show by quickly recapping UFC on ESPN+ 35, as well as gives some deserved shoutouts (ending at approx. 0:20:05). After that, Dan goes on to break down UFC on ESPN+ 36 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end […]

#-218: UFC on ESPN+ 35 Breakdown

Show notes: 9/11/20 — Dan Tom starts off the show by quickly recapping UFC on ESPN+ 34, as well as previewing the main events for both Bellator 245 and Bellator 246 (ending at approx. 0:19:05). After that, Dan goes on to break down UFC on ESPN+ 35 from top to bottom, recapping all of his […]

#-217: UFC on ESPN+ 34 Breakdown

Show notes: 9/4/20 — Dan Tom starts off by quickly recapping UFC on ESPN+ 33 and answering a listener question (ending at approx. 0:16:05). After that, Dan goes on to break down UFC on ESPN+ 34 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: […]

#-216: Judo and unique guard systems in MMA with Tommy Elliott

Show notes: (8/30/20): In a special interview installment of “The Protect Ya’ Neck Podcast,” Dan Tom sits down with The Fight Site’s Tommy Elliot (@Muay_Khaoboy) to talk about judo and unique guard systems in MMA. Photo credits to Rich Castro (subscribe to his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/backhandfloater) and WatchBJJ.com Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: […]

#-215: UFC on ESPN+ 33 Breakdown

Show notes: 8/28/20 — Dan Tom starts off the show with some personal news and appreciations for his listeners (ending at approx. 0:16:24), then goes on to quickly recap results for Bellator 244 and UFC on ESPN 15. After that (at approx. 30:15), Dan breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 33 from top to bottom, recapping […]

#-214: UFC on ESPN 15 Breakdown

Show notes: 8/21/20 — Dan Tom starts the show by quickly previewing tonight’s Bellator 244 card (ending at approx. 0:13:10), then breaks down UFC on ESPN 15 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Check out […]

#-213: UFC 252 Afterparty Edition

Show notes: 8/14/20 — In a special “afterparty edition” of the podcast, Dan Tom goes live on his YouTube channel (linked below) post-UFC 252 to recap the results and take your questions along the way. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom’s betting content at Line Movement: https://linemovement.com/ Follow Dan Tom […]

#-212: UFC 252 Breakdown

Show notes: 8/14/20 — In the first segment of the show, Dan Tom quickly recaps results from Bellator 243, UFC on ESPN+ 32 and Dana White’s Contender Series 28. In the second half of the program (starting at approx. 0:14:00), Dan breaks down UFC 252 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and […]

#-211: UFC on ESPN+ 32 Breakdown

Show notes: 8/7/20 — In the first half of the show, Dan Tom recaps results from UFC on ESPN+ 31 and Dana White’s Contender Series 27, before briefly previewing Bellator 243 (at approx. 0:19:00). In the second half of the program (starting at approx. 0:22:30), Dan breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 32 from top to […]

#-210: UFC on ESPN+ 31 Breakdown

Show notes: 7/31/20 — After addressing a couple of listener questions and following up from a topic from last week (which ends at approx. 0:23:00), Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 31 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the […]

#-209: UFC on ESPN 14 Afterparty Edition

Show notes: 7/25/20 — In a special “afterparty edition” of the podcast, Dan Tom goes live on his YouTube channel (linked below) post-UFC on ESPN 14 to recap the results and take your questions along the way. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom’s betting content at Line Movement: https://linemovement.com/ Follow […]

#-208: UFC on ESPN 14 Breakdown

Show notes: 7/23/20 — After recapping results from UFC on ESPN+ 30 and quickly previewing Bellator 242 (which ends at approx. 0:25:49), Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 14 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: […]

#-207: UFC on ESPN+30 Breakdown

Show notes: 7/17/20 — After recapping results from UFC on ESPN 13, Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 30 from top to bottom (starting at approx. 0:22:00), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: […]

#-206: UFC on ESPN 13 Breakdown

Show notes: 7/14/20 — After recapping results from UFC 251, Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 13 from top to bottom (starting at approx. 0:25:00), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow […]

#-205: UFC 251 Breakdown with Fernanda Prates

Show notes: 7/10/20 — In a special breakdown edition of the show, Dan Tom brings on Fernanda Prates (@NandaPrates_) to help preview the main card of UFC 251. Then, at approx. 1:26:00, Dan reveals the big announcement he’s been teasing before breaking down the rest of the prelims. As per usual, Dan recaps all of […]

#-204: Top 5 Mat Wrestlers in MMA with Ryan Wagner

Show notes: 7/5/20 — It’s another installment of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom is joined by Ryan Wager (@RyanAWagMMA) to break down their top 5 mat wrestlers in MMA. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on […]

#-203: UFC on ESPN 12 Afterparty Edition

Show notes: 6/28/20 — In a special “afterparty edition” of the podcast, Dan Tom goes live on his YouTube channel (linked below) post-UFC on ESPN 12 to recap the results and take your questions along the way. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on […]

#-202: UFC on ESPN 12 Breakdown

Show notes: 6/26/20 — After recapping UFC on ESPN 11, Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 12 from top to bottom (starting at approx. 0:28:34), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow […]

#-201: UFC on ESPN 11 Breakdown

Show notes: 6/18/20 — After answering a couple of listener questions off the top of the show, Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 11 from top to bottom (starting at approx. 0:12:05), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw […]

#-200: UFC on ESPN 10 recap, Nate Evans interview

Show notes: It’s our 200th episode! Dan Tom recaps his picks and plays from UFC on ESPN 10, as well as interviews Nate Evans from @MMATruFan about their latest audio documentary on Georges St-Pierre. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow […]

#-199: UFC on ESPN 10 Breakdown

Show notes: After addressing a few notes and recapping UFC 250, Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 10 from top to bottom (starting at approx. 0:28:05), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA […]

#-198: UFC 250 Breakdown

Show notes: After quickly recapping UFC on ESPN 9, as Dan Tom breaks down UFC 250 from top to bottom (at approx. 0:08:05), recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Links: Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on […]

#-197: “Be Water” interview with director Bao Nguyen

Show notes (6-4-20): In this special installment of the program, Dan Tom interviews “Be Water” director Bao Nguyen ahead of the release of his documentary to discuss Bruce Lee’s story, the Asian-American experience, and how it all relates to today. “Be Water” airs this Sunday, June 7, at 9pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe […]

#-196: UFC on ESPN 9 Breakdown

Show notes (5-29-20): It’s an expedited breakdown edition of the program, as Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 9 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on […]

#-195: Top 5 Strikeforce fights with John Morgan

Show notes (5-22-20): It’s another installment of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom and guest co-host John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) break down their top 5 MMA Strikeforce fights. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow the […]

#-194: “The Last Dance” recap with Matt Wells

Show notes (5-18-20): In this special “Afterparty Edition” of the podcast, Dan Tom is joined by Matt Wells (@MrWellsArt), as the two recap “The Last Dance” series. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow the podcast […]

#-193: UFC on ESPN 8 “Afterparty Edition”

Show notes (5-17-20): Dan Tom recaps his picks and plays for UFC on ESPN 8 from top to bottom, taking your questions and comments along the way. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow the podcast […]

#-192: UFC on ESPN 8 Breakdown

Show notes (5-15-20): After recapping UFC on ESPN+ 29 (ending at approx. 22:00), Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN 8 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast […]

#-191: UFC JAX Breakdown

Show notes (5-12-20): Dan Tom breaks down UFC on ESPN+ 29 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of the episode. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow […]

#-190: UFC 249 “Afterparty Edition”

Show notes (5-10-20): Dan Tom recaps his picks and plays for UFC 249 from top to bottom, taking your questions and comments along the way. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow the podcast on Facebook: […]

#-189: UFC 249 Breakdown

Show notes (5-8-20): Dan Tom starts off the podcast with an interview he did with Mike Dolce in regards to the weight cuts of both Tony Ferguson and Dominick Cruz (ending at approx. 29:30), before breaking down UFC 249 from top to bottom, recapping all of his picks and plays at the very end of […]

#-188: Top 5 MMA wrestlers (from a standing position) with Ed Gallo

Show notes (5-2-20): It’s another installment of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom and guest co-host Ed Gallo (@EdwardGalloMMA) break down their top 5 MMA wrestlers (from a standing position). Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: […]

#-187: Live MMA Chat No. 7 — Upcoming UFC matchups, Dominick Cruz’s due, defining a “good striker” and more

Show notes (5-1-20): Dan Tom sits down for another installment of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/O3X8_qIWlsY), where he touches on recently-announced UFC bookings, discusses Dominick Cruz’s due, answers questions about striking in MMA and more. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Subscribe […]

#-186: Top 5 Bellator Fights with James Lynch

Show notes (4-26-20): It’s another installment of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom and guest co-host James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) break down their top 5 Bellator fights. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepynpodcast/ Follow the podcast […]

#-185: Live MMA Chat No. 6 — UFC lookahead, “The Last Dance” thoughts, front-headlock threats in MMA and more

Show notes (4-24-20): Dan Tom sits down for another installment of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/CGuOpuDIiTU), where he looks ahead to announced UFC fights, gives his thoughts on “The Last Dance,” discusses front-headlock threats in MMA and more. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the Podcast on […]

#-184: Top 5 WEC Fights with Brad Taschuk

Show notes (4-18-20): It’s another installment of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom is joined by guest co-host Brad Taschuk (@Brazchuk), as the two break down their top 5 WEC fights. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow the podcast on […]

#-183: Live MMA Chat No. 5 — UFC 24… May 9?, Ronda Rousey documentary review, Leg Locks in MMA and more

Show notes (4-17-20): Dan Tom sits down for the fifth installment of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/3oeiIUP1T7U), where he gives his thoughts and early leans for the UFC’s recently proposed “super card,” as well as discusses Ronda Rousey’s recent documentary and leg locks in MMA. Follow Dan Tom […]

#-182: Top 5 Fight Scenes from Martial Arts Movies with Blake Stephenson

Show notes (4-11-20): It’s a special edition of our top 5 episodes, as Dan Tom is joined by guest co-host Blake Stephenson (@BlakeStephenson), as the two break down their top 5 fight scenes from martial arts movies. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: […]

#-181: Live MMA Chat No. 4 – UFC 249 cancellation reaction, front kicks in MMA, Tiger King review and more

Show notes (4-10-20): Dan Tom sits down for the fourth installment of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHUJoOi0ejM), where he reacts in real-time to the cancellation of UFC 249, discusses front kicks in MMA, reviews “Tiger King” and more. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the Podcast on […]

#-180: Top 5 Light Heavyweight Fights in MMA with Simon Head

Show notes (4-6-20): Our top 5 shows are back! Dan Tom is joined by special guest co-host Simon Head (@simonhead), as the two break down their (and your) top 5 light heavyweight fights in MMA. Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Follow […]

#-179: Live MMA Chat No. 3 – UFC 249 musings, 7 fighters to survive apocalypse with, favorite stylistic matchups and more

Show notes (4-2-20): Dan Tom sits down for the third installment of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzBsTM5mz1g), where he discusses Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s recent comments regarding UFC 249, 7 fighters to survive the apocalypse with, favorite stylistic matchups and more. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA […]

#-178: Top 5 Bad Stoppages in MMA with Aaron Bronsteter

Show notes (3-31-20): Our top-5 shows are back! Dan Tom is joined by special guest co-host Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter), as the two break down their top 5 bad stoppages in MMA. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Submit your questions and Top-5 […]

#-177: Top 5 Crowd Reactions in MMA with Jordan Killion

Show notes (3-28-20): Our top-5 shows are back! Dan Tom is joined by special guest co-host Jordan Killion (@JYork87), as the two break down their top 5 crowd reactions in MMA. Follow Dan Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTomMMA Follow the Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePYNPodcast Subscribe to the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa03iqHSle8eU_69Stw2hdw Submit your questions and Top-5 […]

#-176: Live MMA Chat No. 2 – UFC 249 prospects, 5 lightweight fights worth revisiting, MMA’s best half-guard players and more

Show notes (3-26-20): Dan Tom sits down for the second episode of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKayT4LaPZE), where he discusses the prospects of UFC 249, Jon Jones’ DWI, MMA’s best half-guard players, as well as gives out 5 lightweight fights that are worth rewatching. Follow Dan Tom on […]

#-175: Live MMA Chat No. 1 – UFC’s commitment to content, Cage Warriors 113, COVID-19 and MMA Movie recommendations for quarantine

Show notes (3-20-20): Dan Tom sits down for the inaugural episode of his Live MMA Chat (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcjOfie3hfE), where he discusses Dana White and the UFC’s commitment to content, Cage Warriors 113, COVID-19’s continued impact on MMA, as well as offers some movie recommendations for your self-quarantine time. Follow […]


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