It's Time For Sports

5 Episodes

By: Christopher Reive

Interviews and conversation from the world of sports.

Aaron Tau: 'He definitely enjoys a bit of suffering, that guy'
Yesterday at 6:00 PM

XFC NZ bantamweight champion Aaron Tau dials in to chat about his start as the first winner of a Dan Hooker scholarship, leaving behind a life in Australia to chase his dream and his upcoming title defence at XFC 54 in Dunedin on December 18 (NZT).

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0:00 - Introduction (yes I did have to stop myself from saying UFC instead of XFC)


David Nyika: Why Tyson Fury is a great bloke (and other topics)
Yesterday at 1:55 AM

Olympic bronze medallist, multiple-times Commonwealth Games champion and rising pro cruiserweight boxer David Nyika dials in from Morecambe, UK, ahead of his bout on December 19 (NZT).

Nyika (1-0 pro) has been training alongside Joseph Parker with Andy Lee and Tyson Fury. He'll fight on the Joseph Parker v Derek Chisora II card against a fighter yet to be named (more on that in the interview).


0:00 - Introduction, how to say his last name, and settling in to the UK

1:08 - Why he linked up with Andy Lee


Israel Adesanya, MMA Twitter, and dinner with Chael Sonnen: The Boogerbeard story
Last Sunday at 12:52 AM

In something completely different for the channel, MMA personality Boogerbeard joins us to talk about his persona, the power of social media and building relationships with UFC fighters.

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0:00 - Introduction 1:10 - How things started with the Boogerbeard persona 3:05 - On developing more into an online personality 6:28 - On relationship with Israel Adesanya 8:20 - On UFC 263 13:00 - On MMA athletes making an effort to communicate with fans...

Eugene Bareman: The latest on City Kickboxing's UFC team
Last Friday at 3:08 AM

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman joins It's Time For Sports to for a wide-ranging chat on all things CKB.


0:00 - introduction; on months of being unable to train properly

0:53 - On the situation in New Zealand for training and update on possible relocation of fighters

3:10 - On UFC 271 and if Adesanya v Whittaker II will be on it

4:41 - On preparing Brad Riddell and Kai Kara-France in lockdown

7:57 - On Brad Riddell v Rafael Fiziev (December 4)

15:55 - On Kai Kara-France v Cody Garbrandt...

Dan Hooker: A return to 145lbs?
Last Friday at 2:25 AM

Dan 'the Hangman' Hooker dials in from Las Vegas to talk about his recent test cut to featherweight and his plans moving forward.


0:00 - Introduction and returning to New Zealand

1:36 - On test cut to featherweight (145lbs/66kg)

7:50 - What doors the ability to drop to featherweight opens

12:25 - Gatekeeping at lightweight

14:59 - On being in the same division as a teammate

16:23 - On loss to Islam Makhachev

18:13 - Plans for getting back into the octagon

19:30 - On City Kickboxing...