Fight Club Podcast: Steve Oliver - The Godfather of NZ MMA

Fight Club Podcast: Steve Oliver - The Godfather of NZ MMA
Photo credit: Twitter; Steve Oliver.

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Steve Oliver has rubbed shoulders with some of combat sports biggest stars while aslo moulding the careers of many a New Zealand MMA export including Mark Hunt.

Oliver's career spans more than 30 years, including winning a world championship in Jiu Jitsu.

This week on the Fight Club Podcast, Brad and Stephen sit down with Oliver to discuss his career highlights, and some lowlights.

Also Oliver gives his thoughts on the future of combat sports in New Zealand.

Oliver is also promoting the upcoming MMA and Kickboxing World Cup that takes place in Auckland this coming November.

Previous episodes of Fight Club

#1 The Last Stylebender Israel Adesanya

#2 'Cingano' Junior dos Santos

#3 Kai Kara France

#4 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt

#5 Brian 'T City' Ortega

#6 Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker

#7 Nyrene "Neutron Bomb" Crowley

#8 MMA Junkie's John Morgan

#9 Adam 'Brooksy' Brooks

#10 What's next for Jon Jones?

#11 The Royal Rumble preview

#12 Israel Adesanya, Kai Kara-France and Shane Young

#13 Royal Rumble fallout with Harry Kettle

#14 UFC 234 fallout

#15 Fight With My Family with superstar Paige

#16 UFC235: Can Jon Jones dominate?

#17 Road to WrestleMania with WWE's Bayley 

#18 'His Yard': WWE's Roman Reigns

#19 Wonderboy Stephen Thompson

#20 One Championship: A new era

#21 Israel Adesanya's date with destiny 

#22 'The Man' Becky Lynch

#23 Junior Fa: Inspired by greatness

#24 Burn it Down: WWE's Seth Rollins 

#25 'Bobby Knuckles' Robert Whittaker 

#26 Junior Fa: A heavyweight growing confidence 

#27 Deontay Wilder's violent statement

#28 WWE's Buddy Murphy and UFC's Tai Tuivasa 

#29 Tony Ferguson and Dan Hooker 

#30 UFC 238: The Fallout 

#31 Fury Reigns: Is the Gypsy King heavyweight boxing's new ruler?