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Flyweight Ode’ Osbourne Breaks Down Last Fight & Shares UFC 285 Picks

Written by: Bill Krackomberger
Updated March 2, 2023
11 min read

It’s episode 136 of Wise Kracks and joining us this week is a UFC fighter fresh off of a victory from this past weekend’s UFC Vegas 70! We also discuss the passing of a Vegas coin-flipping legend, NFL futures, which preseason between MLB and the NFL is better for betting, and Jon Jones’ return to the octagon at UFC 285. Here we go!

Your hosts Bill Krackomberger and Jon Orlando reminisce about the infamous “coin flip guy” who recently passed. How notorious was this man for winning big with simple coin flips?

The guys take a look at some NFL futures bets, and whether they’re worth putting a peanut on. Alternatively, is there any value in betting on the NFL combine?

Jon is torn; between the MLB preseason and the NFL preseason, which is better for bettors?

Joining Bill and Jon is Ode’ “The Jamaican Sensation” Osbourne, a UFC flyweight who won his bout this past weekend at UFC Vegas 70. He chats with the guys about where your head is at as a fighter in the octagon, the one fan who had his back going into the fight, and who he wants to take on next. He also takes his picks for UFC 285, and as a student of the sport, you’re going to want to listen. All of this and more on this week’s episode of Wise Kracks!

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RIP To A Coin Flipping Legend

“He had a craft… he was the best coin-flipping guy in the whole world.”

The betting world has recently lost who Bill dubs “The Coin Flip Guy,” a man who traveled across the US and made a countless number of bets using coins. Bill remembers, “He would go around to pool halls, and I watched him win so much money flipping coins.”

Now, this wasn’t a trick on his end; he would encourage people he would be betting against to bring their own coins. Bill laughs, “He once beat a card dealer out of two Cadillacs.”

Bill thinks it was all about angles, “He had a method, it was something he knew that no one else could catch. It sure was something.”

As he got older, Bill notes that he couldn’t perform at night as much. Jon pipes up, “Did he ever lose?” Bill nods, “He did, but only to set someone up!”

We Want the NFL Back NOW!

Bill and Jon are still looking for that post-NFL season fix, “I think we can safely look at some futures.”

With San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance and Brock Purdy already in 2023 MVP talks, Bill is a little skeptical about Purdy’s status, “I don’t know if Purdy will be playing the first week of football.” Regardless, Bill sees futures like these as a fun opportunity to place a peanut of a bet.

Jon wonders, “Is there any value in betting on the NFL combine?” Bill scoffs, “I can’t believe they even have stuff up like that!” I think that answers Jon’s question.

With the MLB preseason not that far off, the guys discuss what is better for betting: the MLB preseason, or the NFL preseason? Bill chimes in, “I prefer the NFL for the actual season itself, but betting-wise, I love baseball.”

In Studio With The Jamaican Sensation

“So I went to the Apex this past weekend, and I saw my buddy win at UFC Vegas 70, and he’s sitting right here with us as we speak. The future 125 champ of the UFC!”

Jon could barely contain his excitement introducing Ode’ Osbourne AKA The Jamaican Sensation. Ode’s Flyweight bout this past weekend saw him claiming victory against Charles Johnson with a close split decision. 

Ode’ smiles, “I feel like I’m past the point of being a guest because I’m around here all the time, I might as well have a bed in the back!”

Jon dives right into his successful bout, “You looked amazing out there, I couldn’t count how many times you caught his kicks.” Even though it was a split decision, the guys agree that it could be argued that he took all three rounds.

Even though he won, he didn’t come out the other side unscathed, “I got poked in the eye and it scratched my cornea… I went to the ER, but it’s no big deal.” During the second round, he also took a low blow, but that didn’t stop him, “I didn’t want Johnson to recover so I opted to not take a break.”

This ties into his confidence when he’s fighting, “I know that when I’m tired and my opponent’s tired, that I can push, I have that edge to take me there.”

For Ode’, performing in the octagon is a big mental game, “You think about certain things in a fight… there are times where I’m not only fighting my opponent, but I’m fighting my demons… the doubters, the haters.” 

Going into this fight, Ode’ notes that there was no shortage of doubters, as he was labeled the underdog. He laughs, “All the podcasts, all the reporters… everyone was betting against me, and Johnson was getting all of the hype.” 

Ode’ thought that people were overlooking his wrestling background, “I don't think anyone had done their research… I’ve won championships in wrestling. Half of my wins come from submissions!”

Even if it felt like everyone was betting against him, Ode’ had one fan on his side, “This guy on Twitter said that he couldn’t believe everyone was betting against me and that it was free money.” Ode’ sent the tweet to himself, and after his victory, he shared the tweet with his followers and thanked the fan personally that had faith in him.

Aside from leveling up his podcast for its second season and continuing his rigorous training traversing up and down Mount Charleston, the guys want to know what’s next for the Jamaican Sensation. Ode’ thinks, “I want to recover, and I want to see if I can fight Matt Schnell, he’s an exciting fighter, so I would likely be seeing bonus money anyway.” 

As a student of the UFC, Jon wants to take the opportunity to get Ode’s picks for UFC 285, “What do you think of Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov?” Ode’ answers, “I like Rakhmonov there for sure.” Jon rattles off the next one, “Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso?” Ode responds, “I would give Grasso a chance, she has cleaner hands.” 

Finally, Jon asks about the fight on everyone’s mind, “Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane?” Ode’ thinks, “I would give Gane a chance, but Jones is the GOAT… he matches everyone he fights but does it better.”

With his return, Jon wonders about just how satisfying this win would be to Jones, and posits a question for Ode’, “Was this your most satisfying win?” Ode’ smiles, “It was 100% my most satisfying fight because I had to go into the trenches to win. I had to take what was mine.”

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Billy “Krackman” Krackomberger has made his living as a professional sports gambler for nearly three decades. You have seen him on ESPN, Gaming Today, and SiriusXM. His connections in the sports gambling industry run all the way to the top. His bets move the lines and regularly have him banned from books for being too sharp. Email: [email protected]

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