Carla Esparza makes history as the first former UFC champion to join the podcast.
The one-time UFC strawweight title holder and the hosts share their thoughts on Disney firing director James Gunn ahead of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”. Perhaps most importantly, “Cookie Monster” reveals what sorts of cookies she stay far, far away from.
Carla Esparza: “I have a teammate who took away his nickname because it was stopping him from getting into the UFC. He was ‘The Decision’.
Kajan Johnson: “If we set up a contest where fans got to pick my nickname, I would have to honour it and go with one of their horrible ideas. That is not happening.”
Carla Esparza: “I literally just ate a pizza. I’m fighting in a weight class where if I ate like Kajan, I would be in a 105 weight class. But there is no 105 weight class. I’m in a position where I can eat whatever I want. I can’t really feel Kajan’s pain.”
Carla Esparza: “I think if I had to be really strict with my diet all the time, I think it would be hard for me to keep wanting to do this sport. I would be miserable all the time.”
Shakiel Mahjouri: “Carla, I need to call you out on this. Why when I’m trying to book you for an interview, I have to go through your “manager” Ashlee-Evans Smith? I’ve been talking to Ashlee for three weeks to try and get you on the podcast.”
Shakiel Mahjouri: “What kind of cookie will you never touch if offered?”
Carla Esparza: “Something with fruit in it. Like oatmeal raisin, cranberry, little pineapple things.”
Kajan Johnson: “Oatmeal raising is bomb.”
Shakiel Mahjouri: “Kajan, you’re an old man.”