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Now on the showwe’ll be referring to the most recent news about Conor McGregor. Is his latest retirement real or will it be a negotiating ploy? Exactly what does the future hold for that contentious former two-division UFC winner?
We’ll also discuss Anthony Pettis’ stunning knockout of Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville. Where does Pettis move from here? Can it be a legitimate threat at the UFC welterweight division? Do the recent successes of Pettis and Jorge Masvidal point toward a tendency of fighters flourishing without even cutting back down weight? And exactly what should happen with Thompson?
Moreover, the next UFC on ESPN offering — UFC Philadelphia — extends this weekend headlined using a ridiculously good light weight fight between Justin Gaethje along with Edson Barboza. Is this a guaranteed Fight of the Year candidate? Exactly what will be the paths to success for the two fighters? Exactly what exactly are other big match ups on this card?
We will even talk about it weekend’s massive ONE Championship debuts of both Demetrious Johnson along with Eddie Alvarez. Is this the biggest ONE Championship event ever? Can Johnson and Alvarez be challenged? How will it all play out?
Also on tap, UFC president Dana White announced this last weekend that Henry Cejudo will likely progress to 135 pounds to battle Marlon Moraes for T.J. Dillashaw’s now-vacated bantamweight name. Is that the perfect call? What is the future of the flyweight division?
When there is time, we may even discuss the latest news involving Ben Askren along with Jorge Masvidal, as well as every other important changes coming out of UFC Nashville.
There is lots to discuss, so join us to discuss each the above and a whole lot more. All is up for discussion. The conversation begins at our period of 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
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