#508 – Danielle Brandon & Jason Grubb

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Bam we’re live. Oh, I never noticed that before. It actually says we’re live. Did you see that?

Danielle Brandon (00:06):

Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Sevan Matossian (00:07):

Oh, new feature.

Danielle Brandon (00:09):

That’s good because it’s cuz it wants to tell the, the guest.

Sevan Matossian (00:13):

Oh yes. So I’m catch you off guard.

Danielle Brandon (00:17):


Sevan Matossian (00:19):


Danielle Brandon (00:20):

Hello. How are you?

Sevan Matossian (00:22):

I’m awesome. Showered worked out.

Danielle Brandon (00:26):

Oh yeah. Is it 6:00 PM over there?

Sevan Matossian (00:27):

It is.

Danielle Brandon (00:28):

Love it.

Sevan Matossian (00:29):

Is that James? Springs’? Uh, living room.

Danielle Brandon (00:31):

It is

Sevan Matossian (00:33):

Dang. He got a fan on the roof.

Danielle Brandon (00:35):

Yeah, he is.

Sevan Matossian (00:36):

Looks like a Batman fan.

Danielle Brandon (00:38):

Oh that’s like, oh whoa. This is like a huge light.

Sevan Matossian (00:43):

Oh, not a fan. Okay.

Danielle Brandon (00:44):

Yeah. But oh, earlier there’s a fan. Well, how was your workout?

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

It was good. I’m trying to fucking be able to be. I’m trying to, um, not get caught off guard. I’ve been doing some workouts and someone came over here and filmed a few and I got caught looking like a pussy. Oh no. Well, no worse than that. Worse than that.

Danielle Brandon (01:10):

Oh, no cash you with me. Almost. My cash is right here watching the podcast.

Sevan Matossian (01:23):

I’m gonna give you guys one chance.

Danielle Brandon (01:26):

Whoa. Who’s that?

Sevan Matossian (01:28):

Who? That phone number? Yeah, it’s get, I’m gonna give people one chance to call in and ask you a question.

Danielle Brandon (01:34):

Whoa, that’s kind of crazy.

Sevan Matossian (01:37):

Are you scared?

Danielle Brandon (01:38):

Is that your phone number?

Sevan Matossian (01:39):

No. Oh, it’s your phone number? <laugh> <laugh>. Wouldn’t that be crazy? If you came on here and I had your phone number up.

Danielle Brandon (01:48):

Oh my gosh. Everybody deserve

Sevan Matossian (01:50):

Blasting. Yes. I agree. Pussy would be a compliment for me. I know it would be. It would be, um, you’re in Florida.

Danielle Brandon (02:00):

I am.

Sevan Matossian (02:01):

And you’re in a you’re in a honeymoon period.

Danielle Brandon (02:05):

Yeah, I am kinda

Sevan Matossian (02:07):

Isn’t that a trip? Yeah. You’re you’re you’re in a, uh, you’re it’s um, you switch camps and you, and I’m, I’m guessing it’s like a honeymoon period. Like every everyone’s on their, oh look, here we go. This, oh, this is gonna be easy. This is from Canada. This is from Canada. Hi. Do you have a question for me or Danielle?

Speaker 3 (02:29):

Um, for Danielle.

Sevan Matossian (02:30):

Oh fuck. Okay, go ahead.

Danielle Brandon (02:32):


Speaker 3 (02:34):

Um, I’m new to your program and to your day, sometimes. Twice a day and TOFI and Danielle too. And since she’s so young, I was wondering what her influences are or what motivates her or what idols or icons she looks up to.

Sevan Matossian (02:55):

Um, I, I got a question for you, but when you say you’re you’re um, you follow her program, what do you mean her program?

Speaker 3 (03:02):

No, I don’t follow her program. I follow your, your YouTube.

Sevan Matossian (03:06):

Oh, gotcha. Okay. Hilarious. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, thank you. Well, thank you. Good, good plug for me. Okay. Go on Danielle, Danielle. Um, the gentleman from Canada would like to know who you’re influenced. So, and he said you’re young. She’s not really that young. Are you young?

Danielle Brandon (03:19):

I, I wouldn’t say I’m like young, but I’m not old. I’m like that awkward middle age.

Sevan Matossian (03:23):

I mean you did, basically. You were supposed to go, you were supposed to go to the games a couple. You were supposed to go to regionals a couple times. You turned it down because of a, a, a college scholarship that required you to perform, uh, du pole vaulting. You were fantastic pole vault setting records at the college and, and you got old.

Danielle Brandon (03:38):

Yeah. <laugh> all of a sudden is a jump. Uh, but your question, I feel like, Ugh, you know, it it’s weird. I honestly was. I feel like one of those athletes that grew up and didn’t really have a ton of idols, like I, I don’t think I really looked up, looked up to a lot of, um, people in the sports that I was doing. Um, when I was a gymnast, maybe more so cuz I would watch the Olympics, but in track and field, I didn’t really have any idols. And then in CrossFit, I mean I was always so focused on track that I, I wasn’t super invested. I feel like in the CrossFit people. Um, but maybe, maybe when I was younger, I would say Annie Thor’s daughter, but now today, like, no, like my idol, but

Speaker 3 (04:25):

Yeah. But did you have a teacher to inspire you or did you have parents or did you a coach or something?

Danielle Brandon (04:34):

School? I had really good. What,

Speaker 3 (04:36):

What goes like what goes through your mind to motivate you to, to like stoke the fire inside your heart and soul to just fucking kill everyone in your lips and your events and stuff?

Danielle Brandon (04:48):

Uh, I think it’s not necessarily like this motivation, um, that I, that I think most people think you find every day, like every day I think people think we wake up and we’re like, oh, I’m so motivated. And it’s more just like routine and habit that gets us through our day to day training. Um, but honestly right now I feel like I’m going through a phase. What motivates me is to really just humble other people, you know, to let other people talk and talk and talk and I’ll just shut. ’em up with what I do

Sevan Matossian (05:18):

Caller. Thank you. You demand. Good job. Good job. Good job. Good

Speaker 3 (05:22):

Job. Love you guys.

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

Good job. Love you. <laugh> it’s gonna go for three. I was impressed. Um, so, so that I keep, wanna push the limits of the show. Do you know what I mean? Like yeah. So I did live and then now I’m like, oh maybe what if I let some people actually talk to Danielle?

Danielle Brandon (05:39):

I know that’s kind of crazy.

Sevan Matossian (05:40):

Yeah. Kind of scary, but I’m afraid someone’s gonna do something crazy. Like you say something crazy.

Danielle Brandon (05:45):

Like what?

Sevan Matossian (05:46):

Yeah. I don’t wanna say it ready then. I’ll sound then I’ll sound crazy. If I tell you what I think they’re crazy. Crazy,

Danielle Brandon (05:51):

Crazy. I can’t even think like what would be crazy?

Sevan Matossian (05:54):

Uh, I’ll tell you crazy. My wife went and got a cervical exam, uh, today. That’s where like they look inside your pussy to see if you’re okay. Yeah. Your vagina. Yeah. And the fucking doctor asked her, do you work out?

Danielle Brandon (06:06):


Sevan Matossian (06:08):

That’s like, dude, she has a fucking six pack with a giant ass, a skinny waist, a fucking vein that runs from her toe up her fucking body up or fucking forehead.

Danielle Brandon (06:19):


Sevan Matossian (06:20):

No way she looks like a fucking statue. Hey, what does anyone ever ask you if you work out?

Danielle Brandon (06:24):

Oh yeah. I mean this morning, like five people, five people at the dog park.

Sevan Matossian (06:29):


Danielle Brandon (06:30):

Yeah. In, uh, Naples, Florida. I mean the, the average age range at the, the dog park was probably 45 to 60.

Sevan Matossian (06:40):

And you brought it down. That means there was all 80 year olds and you, which brings it down to like, and

Danielle Brandon (06:46):

It it’s pretty funny. Like me walking in with my, with cash, pink hair tattoos, usually I’m wearing like some shorts and a sports bra or maybe like a cropped t-shirt

Sevan Matossian (06:58):

So they can see stuff so they can see stuff.

Danielle Brandon (07:00):

They’re like, usually like, whoa, well like this, uh, older lady today was like, whoa, oh my gosh, your hair is so pink. She’s like, oh.

Sevan Matossian (07:09):

And then Danielle does that. The color is, gives me, um, the coloring of the hair got woke vibes, but you’re far from woke. What’s the, uh, do you ever get mistaken? Is, is woke?

Danielle Brandon (07:20):

Uh, not really.

Sevan Matossian (07:20):

No, no, no. I don’t even know what that question means.

Danielle Brandon (07:23):

What that means.

Sevan Matossian (07:24):

I dunno. I don’t know. Maybe someone wants to bond with you. Like someone walks up to you and is like, look, I got my six booster because you have purple because you have pink hair. <laugh>

Danielle Brandon (07:35):

Maybe, maybe woke. I don’t, I don’t get it.

Sevan Matossian (07:38):

David Hadaway, uh, podium vibes.

Danielle Brandon (07:41):

I love that. David Hadaway,

Sevan Matossian (07:48):

New coach, Matt Torres. I watched hi. Uh, I had him on the show.

Danielle Brandon (07:53):

Uh, yeah. That’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

Yeah. Are, are you digging him?

Danielle Brandon (07:55):

That was a good show. Yeah. Thank you. Yeah. Uh,

Sevan Matossian (07:59):

I made up for it by fucking up the interview with Hailey Adams. So,

Danielle Brandon (08:03):

Oh, I haven’t watched that yet.

Sevan Matossian (08:04):

Yeah. Don’t it was a fucking train wreck. I ruined it. She’s so fucking wonderful. And I ruined it Hiller called me like two minutes after the show or maybe it was a couple hours after the show and he is like, wow, you shit, the bed.

Danielle Brandon (08:14):

Oh, why

Sevan Matossian (08:14):

Just, I was just a, just, I just, I just, just she’s I just, I just,

Danielle Brandon (08:19):

I just, yeah, you did that.

Sevan Matossian (08:21):

Yeah. Yes,

Danielle Brandon (08:22):

Yes. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (08:24):

So Matt Torres. Good, good interview. I thought it was great too. I watched three of his other podcasts before he came on. He was a little quiet on those podcasts. When he came onto my podcast, he seemed smiley open. I felt like we hit it off. I didn’t have time to do any Fourplay with him cuz we only had 45 minutes. So we just fucking dove in.

Danielle Brandon (08:40):

Love that.

Sevan Matossian (08:40):

Yeah. Good. Okay. And so what do you think

Danielle Brandon (08:43):

I watch that better anyways.

Sevan Matossian (08:44):

Yeah. Okay.

Danielle Brandon (08:44):

Small talk. That’s

Sevan Matossian (08:45):

Good. Okay. What do you, what do you think of them? Could you even know it, it is the honeymoon period, right? I mean, can you even know, I watched a couple of your other podcasts and you’re saying some things and I’m thinking my whole, the whole time, I, I don’t think Danielle can really know that yet.

Danielle Brandon (09:00):

I don’t, you know what, I think he’s a very, like he’s, he’s not fake. Like he’s, he’s a very real person. And I think, um, when you interact with him, that’s the math that you see is the math that you get. And um, from when I first came down to Florida, the first week that I was here before any of this shit went down, um, and to how he is now, it’s it’s the same

Sevan Matossian (09:28):

And same

Danielle Brandon (09:28):

Guy. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:30):

It needs to be, it has to be a little bit more intimate. Right. Because he you’re now you’re not just a visiting athlete. You are

Danielle Brandon (09:39):

One of his athletes right now.

Sevan Matossian (09:41):

Yeah. One of his athletes right now and a and a lot can change very quickly.

Danielle Brandon (09:46):

Yeah. And I, I think just right now, our main focus is the games. And my main focus is to, um, was to train with D and get as much coaching as possible in a really good environment. And I did just that. And now me and D are ready for the games and we’ll just finish the season. And whatever happens after the season is after the season’s problems.

Sevan Matossian (10:08):

Do you have any plans in terms of your physical location after the games? So like when your hotel room expires, where is your ticket back to,

Danielle Brandon (10:16):

Uh, back to Vegas? Cuz all my stuff is there. Okay. But I will definitely not be living in Vegas.

Sevan Matossian (10:21):

Okay. And I, I wanna, I wanna to tell you something, uh, remind you of something you said on May 29th, love it on an interview with, um, Lauren, Lauren kil, this is good. This is good. She asked you what’s it like having Koler in your corner.

Danielle Brandon (10:35):


Sevan Matossian (10:37):

And you said it’s super reassuring.

Danielle Brandon (10:40):


Sevan Matossian (10:40):

And it’s a good feeling knowing that we did this together. That means in my, in my thought, regardless of whatever the circumstances were that there had to, there has to be some mourning.

Danielle Brandon (10:57):

Yeah, absolutely. I, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (10:59):

Do, do you, did you, did you mourn or, or do you have to push it down and the games are over and then mourn?

Danielle Brandon (11:08):

I wouldn’t say like, yeah. I mean, I think it’s, it was best that I get out of there as soon as possible because the games were so soon. So yeah. I think it is kind of one of those, um, more and after, but that’s not to say that I haven’t had days where I like really think about it. Right. And I’m like, fuck, like this is shitty, right. This is a sad situation. Right. Um, but I have really good people in my life to be able to kind of like talk through that and then move on. And then it’s like, all right, show ’em don’t don’t tell him, you know,

Sevan Matossian (11:46):

It, it, it’s, it’s interesting that, um, uh, I had a similar conversation with Matt Torres in terms of, uh, he also had a traumatic event happen, a shift in his plans. And basically I asked him about it and it, he, we, we used the metaphor of like, he had three, he had cars going around the racetrack, right. Oh yeah. And one of ’em got in a car accident that being full tune. Yeah. He went over, make sure feels okay. But that’s it. And once he knows Phil’s okay, Phil goes to the hospital and he has to get back to his other athletes and that he hasn’t had time to it. Um, I don’t wanna put words in his mouth, but it doesn’t say he basically said, yeah, I had to push it down. I’ll deal. I’ll mourn later. Or I’ll deal with it later. Priorities. Yeah. Now’s not the time.

Danielle Brandon (12:30):


Sevan Matossian (12:32):

As long as he’s, as long as he’s moving forward.

Danielle Brandon (12:36):


Sevan Matossian (12:36):

With whatever he is doing. Yep. Um, are, are you, is any part of you enjoying the chaos?

Danielle Brandon (12:44):

Hmm. I am more and more. Uh, at first I was just like, what the fuck? Like what the like it’s very blindsided, um, super blindsided. Um, so figuring all that out and like figuring

Sevan Matossian (13:00):

Out by super blindsided, you mean it wasn’t like, okay, this is building up into a problem. And, and uh, just all of a sudden you knew you it’s like, um, uh, I broke up with the girlfriend one time and she said, you’re breaking up with me <laugh> I was like, oh fuck. Like, she really thinks I’m a piece of shit. So it’s kinda like that. Like you just, you couldn’t even believe it.

Danielle Brandon (13:22):

Yeah. Okay. I mean, I, yeah, I was a super blind excited. Okay. I’m just chill. It’s kind of one of those situations where I’m just chilling at the pool and I get an email and it’s like, oh fuck.

Sevan Matossian (13:34):

Oh, uh, um, so you didn’t, oh shit. You know who he’s supposed to be on here? I didn’t send a fucking link to my fucking God. I didn’t send a link to Brian.

Danielle Brandon (13:48):

Oh my goodness.

Sevan Matossian (13:49):

Oo. I wanted to do all to myself. Uh, so, so aren’t you, when you break it with, someone’s supposed to call them and tell them or talk or see them in person, like do a face to like when you break it with a boyfriend you’re supposed to do a face to face. I remember my, my girlfriend in the sixth grade broke up with me face to face. That was like the only thing that I was like, oh fuck this bitch did it.

Danielle Brandon (14:08):

Yeah. Yeah. I’d respect that.

Sevan Matossian (14:11):

All right. Um, so, so then you, you, when you get that, are, do you immediately scramble to are, so you get the email and do you try, do you, I guess the two options are, um, try to preserve or do you go fuck plant? Uh, who would I, okay. I’m gonna call, um, the local affiliate start training there. Oh, I remember that guy Torres down there in Naples. Maybe I’ll fuck with his shit up. I’ll go down there.

Danielle Brandon (14:43):


Sevan Matossian (14:44):

It was just like that.

Danielle Brandon (14:46):

He was like, oh fuck. All right. Try to train in Vegas still. But then that wasn’t working out just like, you know, just bad energy. So called Cooper to talk to Torres.

Sevan Matossian (14:59):

Oh, you have an agent. Why go through Cooper? Why not just call Torres yourself?

Danielle Brandon (15:05):

Because Naples wasn’t necessarily my first resort. Like it wasn’t my first thought. Okay. Like I was like, oh, maybe I’ll train at, there’s a true grit gym in Vegas. And I was like, maybe I’ll try to train there. So I’ll try to get all the equipment and true grit. Um, Matt was really getting everything I needed to that gym, but it was just really hard to be alone and not under the eyes of a coach. Um, and some of my girlfriends there, you know, they would hang out with me, but it was just like, it just wasn’t enough. And I just felt kind of alone. So I was like, well, well called Cooper. And he’s like, let me reach out to Torres and see if you can go train with him. And he did. And, and then I called Torres, you know, I FaceTimed him and wanted to be like, Hey, I, I know you aren’t that kind of guy, but I hope you don’t feel obligated to have me come. And I don’t wanna drag you into any of this drama. So respected that and got it.

Sevan Matossian (16:04):

Did you call your mom?

Danielle Brandon (16:06):

Uh, eventually? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (16:09):

Uh, who, who did, who did you call? She called you. Okay. Who did you call and just, um, and just cry your eyes out to,

Danielle Brandon (16:16):

Um, I did, I don’t think I’ve had a good cry yet. Wow. Maybe, maybe with, uh, maybe with Cooper. I had a lot of phone calls with Cooper.

Sevan Matossian (16:25):

Yeah. Okay. So you may, maybe really did push this down. Okay. Getting the fucking pit down

Danielle Brandon (16:31):

There. Yeah. Cause it, you know why? Because I, I can walk away from the like it’s, it’s really shitty and it’s really sad to, um, kind of be blindsided. And um, by people you thought were your family, but especially like me not coming from the greatest of families to finally maybe finding something like that, um, to be kind of blindsided. Uh, but I know I can walk away from the situation knowing I was always truthful and I was never fake. And you know, I was always, um, really loyal and true to my friends and I can walk away knowing that

Sevan Matossian (17:15):

I, I, I have this, um, thought that when we we’re in a relationship with somebody

Danielle Brandon (17:22):


Sevan Matossian (17:23):

Not all relationships, but some relationships and they break up.

Danielle Brandon (17:26):


Sevan Matossian (17:27):

That the next relationship we go to is gonna eventually come to that point. Again, could be a week, could be a month, but we’ll, but we’ll have like, so if I have a girlfriend and we fight over something, let’s let, let’s say we fight with the fact that I let’s say we for the fact that I got another girlfriend. Yeah. So I’ll break up with her and then this new girlfriend, she’s gonna eventually break up with me cause I got another girlfriend and it’s, it’s gonna keep breaking up at, at that same point until finally I do something different.

Danielle Brandon (17:53):


Sevan Matossian (17:54):

Um, uh, there’s you, you made implications that there could be this pattern because this is, you came from a home. This is, this is re uh, reminisce, remnant REM uh, um,

Danielle Brandon (18:10):

Reminiscing, reminiscing,

Sevan Matossian (18:12):

Reminiscent, reminiscent, reminiscent. Thank you. I appreciate it of your childhood.

Danielle Brandon (18:21):

I’m just saying it feels a little worse because oh, because of my childhood.

Sevan Matossian (18:28):


Danielle Brandon (18:29):

Right. You know, like, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Like, and you know, and the older that I’ve gotten, I’ve had people tell me, Hey, like, this is what family does. Right. You know, when I fuck up, it’s like, your family’s always there no matter what. And you know, I had people, I feel like reassuring me of that as I’ve gotten older, because I didn’t necessarily have that when I was younger. Um, so then to have what you think is a family kinda not even saying I fucked up. Right. Like we, we both did shit that wasn’t okay. I guess. Right. But,

Sevan Matossian (19:07):

But I didn’t sense. I didn’t sense you blaming. I didn’t sense you blaming him.

Danielle Brandon (19:10):

Yeah. But like, damn if I, if I really did shit that pissed you off, or if I did something, please tell me, instead of just kind of like say you, I like shit. Like, I don’t know. Right.

Sevan Matossian (19:27):


Danielle Brandon (19:28):

People told me.

Sevan Matossian (19:28):

Right. Um, do you ever, do you ever talk to Dave? Dave Castro

Danielle Brandon (19:32):

A little bit here and there. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:33):

So you guys are still friends.

Danielle Brandon (19:35):


Sevan Matossian (19:36):

Did, did he talk to you about the situation at all? Did he give you any words?

Danielle Brandon (19:39):

No, we haven’t talked.

Sevan Matossian (19:40):

No, he didn’t.

Danielle Brandon (19:41):

I knows maybe he,

Sevan Matossian (19:43):

Oh, he knows. Everyone knows every it’s it’s weird. Right. Because, um, from the out, so it’s your life and, and that’s how you see it, but everyone else sees it from the outside as like it’s Danielle and Kotler. And they’ve seen all the F quick edits and like both you being pumped. And, and so, um, it’s, it’s, uh, I, I, I think it’s foolish to think that anyone needs to, um, take sides. I don’t think that that’s it, but it’s like, kind of like watching a Batman and Robin break up, like that would never fucking happen in the comic books. No fucking way. <laugh>

Danielle Brandon (20:19):

Yeah. No, that have big checks. Yeah. I think, yeah. It’s pretty funny to see people, um, speculate.

Sevan Matossian (20:26):

Yeah. They’re processing their shit. Yeah. And, and the reason why maybe you, you and I probably don’t get it as much and understand like, that guy wanted to know who your role models were growing up. I didn’t have any, either, like, I didn’t have a poster Michael Jordan in my room, or like yeah. I had, yeah. I wasn’t like that either. Yeah. I had friends that I thought were cool as shit.

Danielle Brandon (20:45):

Right. Yeah. But no.

Sevan Matossian (20:48):

Wow. That dude’s tough. He can fight he’s rad.

Danielle Brandon (20:51):

No like fictional character or even like super good athlete. I don’t know.

Sevan Matossian (20:59):

Uh, Jason Estel fuck you. Don’t ruin my story. Thank you.

Danielle Brandon (21:02):


Sevan Matossian (21:03):

Oh, great. Oh, great. Assholes are coming out. Kenneth. The lap that happened in the comic books, multiple times, respect to Laura three different Robins. Oh fuck you guys. Okay. Well then this should be no big deal. Fucking Danielle and Justin, how’s

Danielle Brandon (21:16):

It. We saw it coming.

Sevan Matossian (21:20):

Um, uh, um, any chance did you ever drink out of Phil tunes bottle? <laugh> water bottle. And is there any chance you’ll be popping positive at the games and blaming Phil?

Danielle Brandon (21:31):

No. I

Sevan Matossian (21:31):

Think you don’t wanna get that off our chest. You never kissed him or ate off, took a bite off his pizza dipped in the SI maybe ditch your pizza in the same ranch dressing. And there’s some

Danielle Brandon (21:41):

Never, you know, in fact, I almost wish like we did, because I mean, we talked more, but, uh,

Sevan Matossian (21:48):

Did you not talk to Phil much?

Danielle Brandon (21:50):

Uh, not a lot. He, uh, he kind of was doing his own thing.

Sevan Matossian (21:54):

Um, does that, um, when you got there, how long were you there before that news broke?

Danielle Brandon (22:02):

Ooh. So it’s funny. The news broke. What Wednesday? I like, I wanna say Wednesday morning, I took a red eye Wednesday night to get to Naples.

Sevan Matossian (22:13):

And, and, and, and when did the kind of the news break that you were going to that mm, camp?

Danielle Brandon (22:20):

I wanna, I don’t even think it had broken until later that week, even if that

Sevan Matossian (22:28):

It’s kinda crazy right

Danielle Brandon (22:29):

Weekend. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:30):

It’s like

Danielle Brandon (22:31):

That weekend. And then maybe the next week,

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

It’s kind of the two, it’s kind of the two biggest stories, uh, in crossroad right now. You, you and Phil, um, there, there’s a third story brewing.

Danielle Brandon (22:41):


Sevan Matossian (22:43):

Well, I’m just wondering if you’re gonna tell me

Danielle Brandon (22:46):


Sevan Matossian (22:48):

Okay. Um, uh, you won the Mac

Danielle Brandon (22:52):

You’re fishing. <laugh> oh gosh. You

Sevan Matossian (22:56):

Know, what’s so not even fishing, I haven’t net and I’m just dragging it through the water. Hoping that’s

Danielle Brandon (23:01):

Funny. Yes. Yes. I told, uh, I was talking to Karen, Karen, and about this,

Sevan Matossian (23:06):

About the third story?

Danielle Brandon (23:08):

No, that was no. How you have this way of you never ask, you never really ask questions. You just make these statements. And like, sometimes you’ll just like throw out like a crazy statement like that. Like, oh, if there’s a third story in hopes that I like spill some shit or that I like, I’m like, oh fuck. How did you know that? And you’re like, actually didn’t know that. I just, uh, <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (23:32):

Hey, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not, no, no, no, no. I’m not. I’m not doing that. I, yeah, you do. Actually. I’m hunting. I’m I’m fishing specifically for bass. I I’m telling you. I it’s not a, um, I’m I’m gonna turn this phone off. You can’t interrupt. I’m on roll with Danielle right now. You guys had this,

Danielle Brandon (23:49):

So there’s a third story brewing. Yeah. I’m not sure. I understand.

Sevan Matossian (23:53):

Oh, did you hear Siri right there?

Danielle Brandon (23:55):

Yeah, I

Sevan Matossian (23:56):

Did. How do I turn this phone off?

Danielle Brandon (23:58):

Oh, don’t get wrong gal.

Sevan Matossian (24:01):

Um, how, how did you, what did you, I heard you say that you wanted to train with D um, even before this was, had, had sort of come. Um, what, what did, did you see? What did you see over there that made you wanna train with him? And, and is it better, you know, you had, uh, you have, um, Justin and Ellie, uh, you have, uh, Tia, you had Tia and Matt, and you’re starting to see this. There’s probably other examples of Brian here. He would share with us. But is, was that what you were thinking you, you trained with girls, was that kind of just getting lucky for you that you would be able to train so well to girls and you’re like, Hey, I, that was pushing my luck. I maybe I should try a dude.

Danielle Brandon (24:36):

Yes. I mean, exactly that I share, uh, I was thinking about this earlier, why Don and I work so well and you know, Carrie Bethany and I worked so well because we were all very like good individual people. We,

Sevan Matossian (24:52):

You guys are so different. I mean, what it looks like from the outside, like really different,

Danielle Brandon (24:56):

Very D very, very different. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (24:59):

Like you guys wouldn’t even like, you guys would never drive even close to the same car. What kind of car do you drive?

Danielle Brandon (25:04):

Um, a Volkswagen

Sevan Matossian (25:06):

And what’s. And what’s a Bethany drive

Danielle Brandon (25:08):

A new, uh, it’s like a Jeep and Terry drives a Bronco.

Sevan Matossian (25:12):

Okay. Okay. So they’re okay.

Danielle Brandon (25:14):

Terry’s car Broncos are dope.

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

She got a new Bronco.

Danielle Brandon (25:17):

She did. Oh, she, I don’t like, I don’t care for the new Broncos.

Sevan Matossian (25:20):


Danielle Brandon (25:21):

Yeah. No, I like the old, the older ones.

Sevan Matossian (25:23):

The old ones are cool, but I think they did something right on the new one.

Danielle Brandon (25:26):

I just don’t like the look of it.

Sevan Matossian (25:27):

Okay. Uh, too modern, too modern for you?

Danielle Brandon (25:30):

Yeah. It’s like

Sevan Matossian (25:31):

Soft. Like it’s too soft.

Danielle Brandon (25:34):

It’s too

Sevan Matossian (25:34):

Soft. You’re a G wagon guy. You like you, you like sharp angles. Do you like the G wagon? Like the Mercedes with like all boxing and shit.

Danielle Brandon (25:40):

I like the more boxy. Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (25:43):

You’re gangster. Yeah. You’re born in the wrong. You’re born in the wrong.

Danielle Brandon (25:46):


Sevan Matossian (25:46):

Was era. Hey, would you date? Um, uh, one of the Diaz’s brothers.

Danielle Brandon (25:51):

Oh, he has a, he has a girlfriend,

Sevan Matossian (25:53):

Right? The fighters. Do they?

Danielle Brandon (25:55):

I think so.

Sevan Matossian (25:56):

I could see you dating one of those guys. The young, the younger one, the vegan dude.

Danielle Brandon (26:00):

I thought I saw the, he had a girlfriend. That’s funny. And, uh, who’s the other fighter you always have on?

Sevan Matossian (26:07):

Oh, I had, um, uh, um, Nicky rod.

Danielle Brandon (26:10):

Oh yeah. I was thinking of Nicki rod too.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

Yeah. Nicky rod. I could see God.

Danielle Brandon (26:14):

I could see you, Nick. He has it.

Sevan Matossian (26:15):

Hunter was on my show. He thought that you and him should make kids.

Danielle Brandon (26:19):

Hunter who?

Sevan Matossian (26:19):

Hunter McIntyre

Danielle Brandon (26:21):

Are. He was on the show.

Sevan Matossian (26:23):

You on the show a bunch of times. And he, and he he’d suggested. Yeah. I think he has a girlfriend now though.

Danielle Brandon (26:28):

Yeah. I met him in Vegas when he did his high rocks race.

Sevan Matossian (26:31):

Oh, you did?

Danielle Brandon (26:32):


Sevan Matossian (26:33):

He never mentioned that. Yeah,

Danielle Brandon (26:34):

It was cool. I got to watch him do it. It was really

Sevan Matossian (26:37):

Cool. How how’d he do?

Danielle Brandon (26:38):

He won.

Sevan Matossian (26:40):

Well, and then, and what? He

Danielle Brandon (26:41):

Passed everyone. I I,

Sevan Matossian (26:43):

And you liked it.

Danielle Brandon (26:44):

Yeah, it was cool. Yeah. That was cool.

Sevan Matossian (26:47):

He’s funny,

Danielle Brandon (26:48):


Sevan Matossian (26:48):

Would you have won that if you were in that,

Danielle Brandon (26:52):

I don’t even know those girls were. Those girls are beast. I think so. They’re Hiller needs to be all over those wall balls. Cuz they’re

Sevan Matossian (27:02):


Danielle Brandon (27:02):


Sevan Matossian (27:03):

Is high rock sloppy as shit.

Danielle Brandon (27:05):

That’s great. Are terrible.

Sevan Matossian (27:08):

I needed that too, because Hunter’s always telling me how CrossFits full of Roys. I’m be like, well, at least we get D in our squats. That’s a good comeback. Okay.

Danielle Brandon (27:14):


Sevan Matossian (27:15):


Danielle Brandon (27:16):

You should watch him do some burpy, broad jumps. It’s pretty hilarious.

Sevan Matossian (27:20):

So, so down. So you go, so you go, oh, it’s funny to watch them do it. Or hunter in particular

Danielle Brandon (27:25):

Hunter in actually everyone, but hunter is hunter as well.

Sevan Matossian (27:28):

Does he look goofy?

Danielle Brandon (27:29):


Sevan Matossian (27:30):

Oh good.

Danielle Brandon (27:31):

<laugh> yeah. It’s pretty funny.

Sevan Matossian (27:33):

Like a giant redheaded frog.

Danielle Brandon (27:37):

It’s really good.

Sevan Matossian (27:38):

Are his legs too far apart.

Danielle Brandon (27:40):

They have to stay in like a lane Uhhuh and they have to like, literally do burpy bro jumps and like they’re dead. It’s I wanna say the fifth station. So they’re absolutely dead. And it’s pretty funny. It’s really funny. Like, I mean, it’s watching new people do burpees.

Sevan Matossian (27:57):


Danielle Brandon (27:58):

And it’s like that. And they have to do a jump at the end,

Sevan Matossian (28:00):

Like a Herley effort, but like they only jump like two feet.

Danielle Brandon (28:04):

Yeah. Yes. Yeah. That’s good.

Sevan Matossian (28:09):

Um, so, so, so you wanted to train with D and, and, and now just, I mean like you, like we said, you’re in the honeymoon period, but now you’ve been training with him for two weeks.

Danielle Brandon (28:19):

Yeah. Two

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

Or a month.

Danielle Brandon (28:21):

Almost probably three weeks.

Sevan Matossian (28:24):

And you like it

Danielle Brandon (28:25):

Week. I love it. I really love it. Um, I mean, I think the only thing that’ll change with time is I’m, I’m curious to see, I actually told Karen today. I was like, I can’t wait for the moment where down snaps at me, where he gets like annoyed, where he gets annoyed with me, like a sister.

Sevan Matossian (28:42):

And, and what would that be around? Like, you left your sweat on the rower wrong music. You’re talking too much. You’re not talking enough.

Danielle Brandon (28:49):

Yeah. I think like if I just was shit talking him and he didn’t like it and he didn’t like what I had to say.

Sevan Matossian (28:58):

So did you shit talk at the Mac?

Danielle Brandon (29:01):

Not as much with Don cuz I didn’t really talk to him much,

Sevan Matossian (29:04):

But I mean the other girls

Danielle Brandon (29:05):

Focus, um, nobody likes to talk. Nobody likes to talk back there.

Sevan Matossian (29:14):

You never in the corral leaned over like the girl next to you. Who was, who was in the corral next to you?

Danielle Brandon (29:18):

I had like Sid next to me sometimes. Brooke

Sevan Matossian (29:22):

SI Sidney ion mm-hmm <affirmative> did you ever just lean over and like, I’m sorry. <laugh> I’m so sorry. <laugh> like, no,

Danielle Brandon (29:32):

No, but I, I swear I would talk and it would just be silence,

Sevan Matossian (29:36):

Like gimme an example of something. You’d say, oh, this is gonna, this one’s gonna be fun.

Danielle Brandon (29:40):

I mean, like, I can’t think of anything specific, but you know, we’d just be chilling there for a while. We like like, damn we have a long time or make a joke and like everyone’s just dead silent. And like maybe I’m not funny or we’re just really focused right now.

Sevan Matossian (29:58):

Um, may do you think they’re just nervous.

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