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UFC 223 Primer: Embedded, Episode 1 – Khabib Gets the Bad News

The biggest story going into UFC 223 fight week isn’t that we’ll get to see if Rose Namajunas’ shocking knockout victory over former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk was a fluke.

Nor is it whether or not the match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will see Conor McGregor officially stripped of his undisputed lightweight belt, with the title going to the victor.

Nope. It’s all about Ferguson getting injured, and featherweight champ Max Holloway stepping in ON SIX DAYS NOTICE to face Nurmagomedov for McGregor’s belt.

This is what greatness is all about, folks. Holloway is stepping up for the sake of greatness, and if he somehow pulls off the win, you can bet he’s earned that huge money fight against the superstar Irishman.

Here’s the first episode of Embedded for the week, and of course the most notable thing is Nurmagomedov getting the news that Ferguson is out.

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UFC 223 Primer: Embedded, Episode 1 – Khabib Gets the Bad News

The biggest story going into UFC 223 fight week isn’t that we’ll get to see if Rose Namajunas’ shocking knockout victory over former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk was a fluke.

Nor is it whether or not the match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will see Conor McGregor officially stripped of his undisputed lightweight belt, with the title going to the victor.

Nope. It’s all about Ferguson getting injured, and featherweight champ Max Holloway stepping in ON SIX DAYS NOTICE to face Nurmagomedov for McGregor’s belt.

This is what greatness is all about, folks. Holloway is stepping up for the sake of greatness, and if he somehow pulls off the win, you can bet he’s earned that huge money fight against the superstar Irishman.

Here’s the first episode of Embedded for the week, and of course the most notable thing is Nurmagomedov getting the news that Ferguson is out.

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UFC 223 Primer: Embedded, Episode 1 – Khabib Gets the Bad News

The biggest story going into UFC 223 fight week isn’t that we’ll get to see if Rose Namajunas’ shocking knockout victory over former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk was a fluke.

Nor is it whether or not the match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will see Conor McGregor officially stripped of his undisputed lightweight belt, with the title going to the victor.

Nope. It’s all about Ferguson getting injured, and featherweight champ Max Holloway stepping in ON SIX DAYS NOTICE to face Nurmagomedov for McGregor’s belt.

This is what greatness is all about, folks. Holloway is stepping up for the sake of greatness, and if he somehow pulls off the win, you can bet he’s earned that huge money fight against the superstar Irishman.

Here’s the first episode of Embedded for the week, and of course the most notable thing is Nurmagomedov getting the news that Ferguson is out.

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Nate Diaz Responds to Mayweather/McGregor News In Diaz Fashion

Conor McGregor has done the impossible and carved out a $ 100 million payday fighting boxing’s best, but lets not forgot the last man who defeated him. That’s right, McGregor and Nate Diaz will forever be linked as one of the most lucrative rivals MMA has ever seen, so that – plus that tap out the […]

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Live Chat: Bellator commentary, UFC Singapore preview, Dana vs. DJ and MMA news

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Bellator made big news on Tuesday when they announced former UFC commentator Mike Goldberg along with former PRIDE, WWE, Glory and current Showtime boxing commentator Mauro Ranallo had signed with their organization. Sean Grande, on the other hand, is out. Is this good for the company? Will this meaningfully change things? What can we expect from both Goldberg and Ranallo? We’ll delve into this territory.

Plus, we’re coming off of UFC Auckland, heading for UFC Singapore. There’s not a whole lot to breakdown with either, but the rest of the summer is coming together. It’s not the best summer the sport’s ever seen, but it’s not the worst. We’ll go into the good, bad and ugly of the summer…

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Live Chat: UFC 210 preview, Jon Jones resurfacing, MMA news and notes

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Finally, a major UFC event is approaching. It’s been over a month since the last one and sport could use something of gravity to buoy it a bit. UFC 210 isn’t the biggest card any of us have ever seen, but the main and co-main events offer enough to count. The rest of the card also has some intriguing contests on it with the return of Will Brooks against a now-lightweight Charles Oliveira, the second appearance of Cynthia Calvillo and more. Most notably, perhaps the co-main event between Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman is the most interesting fight of them all.

It’s also been revealed former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is returning to the UFC…sort of. He’ll speak to the…

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Live Chat: Georges St-Pierre return fight, UFC Halifax and Bellator 172 results, MMA news

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Today on the podcast, we’ll go into detail about what’s next for Georges St-Pierre as he returns to the Octagon. Who will he face? Who should he face? Right now, Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping are GSP’s two preferred choices, it appears, with Bisping being the frontrunner. Do these fights make sense? Are they the right calls? We’ll examine the possibilities and weigh them to see which works best for all parties involved as well as the sport.

We’ll also recap the two events from over the weekend, UFC Halifax and Bellator 172. We’ll discuss what’s next for winners like Derrick Lewis, Johny Hendricks, Paul Felder and Sara McMann. We’ll also examine what might be next for those who came up…

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Live Chat: UFC 208 fight week, middleweight title picture, MMA news and notes

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Today on the podcast, we’ll officially kick off UFC 208 fight week. Prior to the chat, in fact, I’ll be in Brooklyn for media day. All of the main card fighters of note are expected to attend and we’ll hopefully learn more about them and their futures today. I tend to think of UFC 208 less as a star-studded event, but as a very good Fight Night with surprisingly important stakes. That as true for the main event as it is the co-main.

Speaking of which, there’s a looming question about who will get the next title shot at middleweight. If Anderson Silva gets by Derek Brunson on Saturday, who’s to say a rematch with Bisping couldn’t be arranged? Both fighters want it and the fight likely pulls…

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Live Chat: UFC 204 results, Greg Hardy to MMA, MMA news and notes

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We’ve just finished off UFC 204: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2. The main event was sensational and the rest of the card respectable, although the initial ratings for the FS1 prelims are the lowest in 13 months. Still, the card produced some magic and portends a lot for the middleweight division.

That leads us to Chris Weidman, who appears to be the clubhouse leader to get a title shot against Bisping if things go well for him at UFC 205. That’s a big if, but there are reasons to think Weidman’s situation will put him at the front of the queue, not least of which is the war of words the two continue to have.

News also broke yesterday that former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy was…

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Live Chat: UFC 202 preparation, Olympics discussion, MMA news and notes

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There are mercifully no fights this weekend, but that means there’s less craziness around the sport. What discussion does appear to be heating up is that around UFC 202. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are back in the headlines, each for different reasons. Diaz is proclaiming how much he’s going to get paid and detailing his promotional battles to be in a position to do so. McGregor is keeping relatively quiet if you don’t count his recent dust up with the professional wrestling world. Both, however, seem intently focused on the task at hand and the build up to this as it gets closer should be quite the show.

The Olympics are here and while I can’t speak for anyone else, they’ve been a blast…

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