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Lots to talk about some big names to talk about, starting with Connor McGregor versus Dustin Ploy on January 23rd.
Sounds pretty official to me.
We'll unpack that Peter Yang versus Algerian sterling.
Finally, finally, that might get done.
Of course, there's a fight card out in Yas Island, also known as Fight Island.
And that's on Saturday, headlined by Brian T.
City or Ticket Against the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jeong.
So we'll look at that card all the big fights from that card.
And we also got a guest for you.
Cynthia Calvario, UFC flyweight, currently a flyweight, and for many years she competed as a straw weight.
So we'll talk about her fight versus Lauren Murphy coming up at UFC 2 54 next Saturday.
When goes and I will be hosting, watch along here on SportsCastr, Join us for the watch along, Watch the fights along with us. It's a pay per view.
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Uh, in the meantime, we're gonna talk about some of the latest news, But like I said, I always leave that out for It's for a reason and other stuff goes Congratulations to your Dodgers.
They had their backs to the wall.
They got thumped five nothing.
And then it was a did nothing in the second game, and it was looking like you guys were done.
But they clawed back and they lost 8 to 7 in Game two.
But I thought some of that momentum could carry over, and we'll address that in just a second.
But, man, you guys almost made it 118 to 7 with a man on base.
And I think the man was on third.
I'm not thinking he had just hit a triple.
So you guys had the winning run at home again.
You came up short, but then you responded yesterday with 11 in the first on.
Then a final score of 15 to 3.
Yeah, in the last inning, they scored two runs.
But I think the underlining thing here it's like tonight.
So long as Clayton Kershaw wakes up.
Okay, you should be the starter.
But we've decimated their bullpen and their bullpen was already kind of hurting a little bit.
So I think this is gonna be a good thing.
And we're a real streaky team.
So to know that they're already starting to hit a lot on get some run because that's what they did all season.
Hopefully, you put that together and it just turns the tide.
Didn't they decimate your bullpen, too? I mean, Game one, we went through five pitchers.
Uh, but this one wasn't so bad, so we should be okay.
And the fact that we got away with, Well, we didn't get away because we lost the game.
But, um, with pushing Clayton back, one game to kind of hurts, you know? But I heard likely and probable.
So I imagine he will go.
But that's what they said the morning of the game to, and then all of a sudden, I think, like around 11 a.m. Our time.
Something like that.
Yeah, those **** back spasms.
And I guess you know what to be fair goes and I let me see here.
When did the Lakers clinch Sunday? Right.
So we already had our pop on Monday.
I mean, we did right cat or what? We already had ourselves on the back for the way could do it again.
Yesterday we were I was on hoops hype, which is part of the USA Today Sports Network and hoops hoops hype.
That was like at least three articles addressing.
All right, let's dust ourselves off.
But remember, the MBA season's gonna start again pretty soon because of the way the pandemic stretched out the previous one.
Same thing that happened in soccer.
And so they're talking about, well, who's likely to stay and who's likely to go.
I want you guys to read the article if your Lakers fan or if your Lakers hater, but I think we're looking pretty good.
It says a D almost 100% to stay.
I wish they would have said 99.
9 because they may have jinxed it.
Of course, I don't believe in jinx.
Jinx is, but I'm just saying it for y'all lot that do.
And regime Rondo did exercise an option.
I think he just wants to get paid a little bit more.
And it talked about two names.
Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma, who could likely be part of a trade, along with maybe Javale McGee because of the money.
And just because they don't seem to fit and I'll miss the any greens d um and, of course, him and Kuzma can get hot from three point Land.
But we got a few others that can that can shoot it.
Um, and I think they just, you know, you got to revamp the team.
And so, by trading some of that, you could get another.
Another big name, a good third score.
So anyway, all right, so as far as them amigos will start right at the top, not a bigger name in the sport than Connor McGregor.
McGregor employees have kind of like done the whole call each other out, but respectfully, unlike their first fight and the proper holdup was McGregor wanted to fight.
This year, the U S.
And do you see offered January 23rd almost with the ticket or leaving? They said yes or no.
That's take it or leave it, folks.
Alright, I accept.
So to me, I consider it down. Done.
But have I seen both about agreements? No.
You know, and I didn't see anything on junkie last night or this morning, but to me, like I said, it sounds like with Dustin saying paid in full McGregor, obviously, you know, he usually figures it out because when the UFC just Oh, you know Okay, I lose 100 grand here or there.
Big deal, whatever.
That he gets paid up, you'll see does handsomely.
I think it's gonna happen.
You excited this.
I mean, it's a rematch that I'm not the biggest guy on rematches, but I don't hate him at the same time.
And this one's interesting because the first one had a definite conclusion to it.
But it was one of the first times that we saw the punch that kind of landed behind the ear.
That that just isn't your typical knockout punch.
And Dustin was so forthcoming after that about how that fight affected him, and they both improved so much that it's made me wanna want to see it again.
So I'm down with that.
And I think it's interesting, you know, like the UFC put their foot down.
They really did.
And because they've created a card before Connor, which is essentially what he wanted, and he didn't get it.
So I think every time something like that happens, I mean, I just think it's ah measuring contest with the the UFC encounter a lot.
And so I think right now, the UFC took a stand.
But don't be surprised if Connor McGregor comes back with something.
We don't know what it is, but I would not be shocked that he came back with something else.
And you know why he would come back with something? This is Connor McGregor.
Well, yeah, but because a bunch of fans or a bunch of media in the process of congratulating them and letting them know that we're happy to see it, someone's going to say something like, uh, I couldn't get the December date, huh? Hey, I'm excited to see you, you know, Wait a minute I saw that ego works.
That's how those power guys work.
Like it didn't slap me around.
You know what I'm gonna demand? And then they come back.
Look at the meat potatoes is the date the opponent.
I just wish they would have waited till the 24th at this point just to see what comes out of that.
Because when we start getting too deep into the spring, especially with Habib, Habib takes about three months off of the year where he's just unavailable.
And that's because of the religious holiday, the Muslim religious holiday of Ramadan.
There's about it lasts about a month, and then, obviously somebody who's fasted from sun up to sundown and not really trained.
You need a little bit of a recovery.
And so a lot of us who want to see that division constantly active.
I'll be doing what he does, but basically we've We've accepted.
He's gonna fight once in the fall and once in the spring.
The summer is a little bit pretty much off limits, I guess so.
January 23rd, let's just say Connor McGregor one.
But he broke a knuckle.
Well, does that now mean that if Bobby doesn't fight by, you know, a certain date in April or May when Robin on begins now, all sudden, that fights postpone till next September or October.
You know, I don't know, um, but may not be just engaging.
And Carter may not be Justin way, so I guess technically, the USC can just shift things around.
But I figured you know what? We're this close.
Let's see how that fight plays out, and then we'll go from there.
Hell, there's still another wildcard named Michael Chandler who might have to step up the fight either one of those guys.
And then again, what if he wins? You know, So, um, it's, you know, So I guess it's e guess.
It's tentative, but kind of booked, and that's good.
So now we gotta figure out Well, now what happens to Ferguson? What happens? The hooker? What happens to Oliveira Chandler Makhashev? Artier.
Whoever else is left out there and then go from there, man, you just blew my mind right now with the I completely forgot about Ramadan and just how close.
If there waas any type of injury which happens quite often with fighters that could really, really? Because there's no way you don't give Connor.
If he wins that fight.
There's no way you don't give him.
Could be the UFC would absolutely do that.
And then that, uh, problem would have been beaten cowboy and foyer since his last fall.
And I don't see how anybody could deny him again what what happened.
But but we know that, you know that.
I think the FCS got what's called the War Room now, and Dana White does allow people toe see it.
He's granted a few interviews or it's in the background.
Imagine, there's three walls, Um, that has whose contract is expiring.
What are the rankings? Who's fighting, who and when? But I got imagine.
There's just one wall that's got a big pot like, you know, a big pot with an S, the dollar sign in front of it.
That's a hobby versus McGregor, Part two.
So I got imagine he just stares at that, Maybe bows to it or whatever.
Um uh, look on The Simpsons, The guy that built the monorail.
It probably looks like that.
But yeah, they would not risk not doing the fight So you're right.
They can't get it done by a certain time.
That pushes it back.
I looked up Ramadan in 2021 it's April 11th.
I see that right, April 12.
Excuse me to May 11th.
So I imagine the last Saturday you can catch a beep before Ramadan would be the following.
I just opened up my calendar here and goes, I think I need a new computer.
I have so much info on this computer. It's slow.
It pinwheels me.
So I I wasn't ready to buy a new one.
But I may have to just because of that, or add more memory.
But the last weekend would be April, the 10th in 2021.
And so if he's if the other guy is fighting on the 23rd toe April 10th, that's that's 10 weeks off preparation.
If you basically O'Connor no vacation, you want cool.
Get back in camp, you know, and usually these fighters need to decompress a little bit.
Or we can wait till sometime in July, I guess, and maybe he'll be is, you know, ready to go by then.
I mean, that's not too realistic.
I would imagine August.
September is more when Yeah, we go.
So we're just putting on our binoculars here and looking into the future because it takes about a month to kind of get your body back to normal and then from there to get into a camp, right? So, yeah, for sure you're looking at August September, I think.
Yeah, but again, we'll know a lot more.
Uh, on the 24th and reminder goes and I will be hosting a watch along here on SportsCastr here on this channel, so you might as well subscribe.
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We watched whites along with you on the next one is October 24th.
Abatemarco Madoff defenses, UFC undisputed belt were actually he's unifying his undisputed belt versus just engages interim belt.
And of course, we got Michael Chandler on standby in case one of those two isn't ready to go.
There's one possible out, but I think it's a long shot, and that's if Justin were to beat a beat in an all time classic that needs to be run back But even then, McGregor is such a powerful figure in the sport that even he could possibly interrupt that, you know, and have a say, I don't know.
Yeah, that's why the list is endless of what could happen.
We might as well just wait till the 24th and go.
Well, this is what happened.
That's amazing to think about.
If it were just a great fight, I would say they wouldn't do it.
They would still do the Connor thing if Justin arguably one.
But the decision went to CA Bebe.
That could be the only way where I could see them may be doing it.
Um, if Justin knocked out could be early, I don't think they would do it.
I think that move on the corner.
I don't know, man.
That's that's tough.
No, it has to be Justin winning.
If Justin loses in any fashion except the most egregious, uh, you know, scorecard ever e.
I think we move on.
We move on to the winner of McGregor versus boy.
Although the UFC might wait that one out and said, Well, what if boy wins? Do we really want to rush poi back against the B right away because boy would have eaten McGregor and hooker.
Yeah, that deserves another shot in my book.
So but But But what? They do it before April or what they say everybody takes some time on.
We'll just regroup in late summer. I don't know.
And if Justin wins and poi wins, they fought before and they had a good fight.
And if Gauge is one of those guys that says, I just took out an undefeated fighter and now I'm gonna go on the my revenge tour, Justin toyour next.
Obviously, you can't get to Eddie Alvarez because he's over at one championship.
But again, we got our binoculars on, and we're looking a Sfar as we can and all the possibilities that are out there.
That's what makes it fun.
You know what I mean? Yeah, that's pretty crazy.
That Division e mean look, bantamweight is nuts.
Welterweight could be nuts, but it's lightweight, right? My ways, just the division.
I think it's got the depth, along with the superstar names, to go with it.
That's what makes it arguably.
Still, the division that pops the most the welterweights might say, Well, what about us.
They got a quality champion in Kamarulzaman.
They got some really, really, uh, star power athletes in Jorge Mas at all.
Colby Covington on.
Then they got some really, really good up and comers, really not up incomers contenders That should calm in. Leon Edwards.
Wonder boys definitely got some popularity, Hamza.
Shame on his, you know, climbing up the ranks.
Veterans like Magne and Maya who can put those guys over or check them and tell them that, you know, they still need more.
Uh, I'm probably leaving out a name or two, but that that that division, you know, is is something else.
Featherweights got a lot of talent, but right now, the champions, not he he hasn't arrived In terms of that superstar status, you're either gonna be dominant or popular.
He's hitting eight and a halfs on.
You know, the score card about the 10.
It's pretty **** good, man.
He's only lost once, you know, But he's still not like nobody's getting excited.
If you say welcome Noski versus so and so we all just go. Oh, that's pretty cool.
What other? What other title fights on that card you know you already start saying that.
So whereas if Habib's fighting someone, you're like, Oh, ****, I can't I can't make it to the wedding.
Habib's fighting, you know? I mean, like that.
That's right there.
That that that's a big deal.
Volcano ski needs a little bit more to get toe.
That level is he's already kind of becoming that level.
Jones is becoming that level.
Or is that like, Excuse me? What do you say? I wanted to give you, ah, question that we all kind of argued about last night.
Okay, maybe three names.
Tell me who's more likely to fight.
Daniel Cormier or Ben Aspirin? If I told you one of those guys is coming back out of retirement or whatever the hell you call Nick Diaz, what he's up to, Which one would you think is the one that's actually lacing up the gloves? They call me.
You think so? I think Ben asking.
No, I know something about Ben.
I just don't know if it's public.
I'm pretty sure it is, but I can't take the chance.
Okay? I think he's pretty much retired or at least retired for now and the nick is just I mean, I love the fact that they said the guy's been training.
He's ready to go.
He's in the Asada pool.
Did they announce everything you suitable e announced that? Okay, well, e I would call me a did.
I think he was asked about the You saw the poll.
So none of them, they're all They'd all be returning fighters.
So none of them are in the asada pool.
So it's not like one of those could just be a filling guy. Dana called.
He offered me a mill, but still, I'll go with Cormier.
Uh, well, I mean, you kind of scared me off now with what you said, but I was thinking aspirin.
He's got a lot of stuff going on asking, you know, a lot of businesses and and stuff, but I don't know, it's a good one, but I think core me a especially if you told them.
Look, man, turns out Francis can go.
You want to dance again with me? Okay.
I mean, I don't not such a stretch that that probably wouldn't happen either.
All right, you mentioned Bannon weeks.
Let's talk about Peter Young versus Algemeen Sterling.
You have C 2 55 No, 2 56 December 12th.
Well, it's a fight that had the happen.
You know, we've all been wanting that.
Well, it makes sense.
Assed faras records go rankings go.
It just had to happen.
It sucks that it sucks that it feels like Algemeen had toe jump through hoops to make this happen like he was the clear guy.
This is the fight that should have happened Defending against Peter Young E no man, but it's gonna be a good fight.
You know, Al Joe, when he's at his best, I feel like he can defeat anyone in the world every now and again.
He'll have that fight where just things don't seem to click, but I feel like he's gotten over that.
So it's a good fight.
And and Peter Young guys like Peter Young broken off ski.
Um, Israel Lasagna probably cleared this up on his last fight, but there guys that just came out of almost nowhere and won a title quick, and I wasn't really sure exactly what we had with them, they hadn't had those types of fights where you go.
Okay, if he's put in this situation, he's good.
Because I could reference this fight where he was there and he fought right through it.
They haven't had, like, every scenario just yet.
So with Peter Yon, I don't really know, Like I know we have a great fighter.
I just don't know if he's elite.
And so I think Al Jemaine Sterling can give him some problems on his best night.
I think it's gonna be fun fight.
I like it and And it had to happen.
That's what I like about it had to happen and it made it happen.
Well, to be fair, Gastelum tested.
Is he pretty? Well, yeah, but like, is he well, put it this way.
We don't know what happens if you put him on his back, right? We haven't really seen much of that, but there's certain fighters where you could say all right, they've passed that test.
They have passed this test.
They passed that test.
I think Israel is just showing how tough he is.
Man, there are no question marks.
I think with that guy early prediction.
Who do you like young or algebra? Uh huh.
I'm gonna go without you.
I think eventually he gets him down.
And I think I'll just so good that when he gets you down, he's like an anaconda man.
He just He just zaps every bit of energy out of your body.
He knows how to win the round.
If he can get that early on Yon, I think he could make it a tough night for him.
Yeah, and if Yang can beat him, then I think he will have answered a lot of questions.
But his road to the title was I don't know.
Um, right to them. Right place.
Right time, right. Please.
The whole thing with Josie, although that just that that shouldn't have been it.
You know, uh, if somebody were to tell me Hey, man, Peter, John's my friend or I trained with him.
He's awesome, you know? Then I'd say, Well, yeah, and Alge a would be ableto hang his hat if he had beaten Peter Young for the title.
Not to say, Josie is not awesome right now, but he's been losing, you know? So Peter Yang got his win, has got his title over someone that's not at this moment.
You know, um e don't know.
That will be one hell of a first title defense, for sure.
You know, and volcanoes keys.
Kind of going through something similar.
You won the title.
And you just defended against the guy that you want it from, Who kind of beat you And you You didn't get that.
You see what I'm saying? Like his stock hasn't like risen yet.
Um, the thing that kind of scares me a little bit about Al Jemaine Sterling is what is he gonna look like over five rounds? Can he put that same energy that he puts into a three round fight into a five round fight? And does he play that card? Almost like a lot of people said with Paul Acosta where, you know, maybe he just doesn't go is hard.
And because of that, he loses like those.
They're kind of like the question marks I have.
When? When I think of that fight, well, this guy's got a podcast.
He breaks down fights.
He's very active on fight night, so I think he has a good grasp of what? What it takes to win a fight.
What it takes to win a title fight like he is.
Plus one advantage he has is the championship pedigree of his gym.
The long ago Sarah Jim, the Sarah language.
Excuse me, Matt.
Sarah has one there.
Chris Weidman has one there.
And then they've had fight fighters who have fought for the world title like Aaliyah Quinta.
And with Matt Serra and Ray Longo's expertise and experience, I think he'd be ready.
Goes. I think he'd be ready for the title shot.
Now, look, maybe Peter Young wins. Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe he gasses in the fourth, like you said.
Well, you didn't say that, but you know one.
But I'm pretty confident, Um, that that even in the losing effort, he could go to 25 minutes.
Yeah. I don't know. We'll be good Fight, though.
So that fights that folks again.
Cynthia Calvillo will join us in about 15.
Here she's fighting Lauren Murphy at UFC 2 54.
That gives me an opportunity here to remind you all that on October 24th Saturday at 2 p.
m. Eastern. 11 a.m. Pacific.
The UFC pay per view will begin, goes and I will be here on this channel at 10 a.
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Two fights before the pay per view will watch a total of seven fights together if you get the pay per view and if you don't get the pay per view, will be your eyes and ears for the pay per view are UFC 2 54.
Watch along And yet that paper views headlined by Hobby No Marco Madoff as he unifies his undisputed title against Just Engages Interim title.
Let me take a look at that card.
By the way, you see 2. 54.
Robert Whitaker versus Jared Can in here.
Can't argue with that.
Alexander Volkov was Walt Harris.
Can't argue with that.
Good pipe. Really good.
Lauren Murphy cannot argue with that one.
Uh, nah, go mad.
And Goliath versus young cattle.
They have literally tried to do this four times in the last three months.
It seems like Stefan Struve vs Tight.
We've Asa and then I don't know what the other fight will be, honestly, that sneaks in there.
Here's some names from the card.
Alex Oliveira, Sam Alvey, Casey.
Um I don't know.
I think one of those I'm looking at one of those names is being somebody that do you see might throw in there is you get closer to that pay per view.
You want to sell the **** paper view.
You know what I mean? So you can't go wrong with Alex Oliveira? No, you know, mhm.
He's a fun fighter.
Pre post during the fight.
He's just entertainment, man.
All right, well, we'll move on from Yon and Sterling, which is set for December 12th.
Earlier, we talked about McGregor and play looking likely for January 23rd of 2021.
By the way, McGregor was saying Cowboy Stadium.
I like his vision.
Yeah, I'm thinking that you know the pandemic be nicer.
If the pandemic numbers were kinder, tour to us as late, but the pandemic numbers haven't been good here in the States.
They've been going the other the other way.
Now it could just be a surge that represents kids back in school.
or people attending sporting events.
I don't know why.
Why pretend to be an expert? It's too late to say, Well, that's Labor Day, because Labor Day was six weeks ago.
Well, that's the number.
I mean, it has been hot in certain parts of the country.
Maybe people are still getting their beach on their pool on, who knows? But I think it's a little bit of kids back to school and some of the socializing that's going on, you know, some some conferences are allowing fans.
Some professional sports are allowing fans.
Um, so I don't know.
But I'm just hoping that that surge goes down because I would like to see Connor McGregor fight at Cowboys Stadium.
I'm not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, but I think they got probably the most the badass stadium in America.
I mean, I haven't won in L. A.
That one looks pretty **** impressive, but this one's tremendous.
You know, when I've seen Manny Pacquiao fight there.
So I've seen boxing.
I've seen, I think, a WrestleMania.
So, you know, it comes off really, really nice.
But, you know, I think I think if he's looking at January 23rd.
If I'm keeping it, really, it wouldn't break the records that I think he thinks he could break, not because of what because of its McGregor's play.
Not because of that, just because I think they still would limit the spacing.
And I don't know how that would come off, you know.
But but But maybe having that big stadium allows them to somewhat fill it up.
I mean, some fans are showing up the cowboy games, and that's that's cool to see.
You know, as long as they're they're safe.
But I don't know that one might wind up being mhm at the Apex Center or Yas Island.
If you can't sell out Cowboy Stadium, don't don't hold an event there.
That's the whole point, right? Is how big and massive it is to go back in the record books and look at that like, dude, how many times we have to see the Pontiac Silverdome and WWF, right? I think that was Andre and Hulk Hogan.
What's the one thing that they point out? I mean, there's two things right, the slam and how massive all that was and the records that broke those things stand. The test of time.
If you're going to do something like Cowboy Stadium, think about how many **** press conferences people would bring that up.
And if you're gonna finally pull the trigger on it, it's gotta be massive.
And there's gotta be fans all over the place.
And if even if you can, I mean granted, if you could fill that up the half the capacity, that's still a gigantic gate and all that, but it's just not gonna look right.
It's not gonna be what you're expecting.
Remember, I think that was Claudia and Pat and Pacquiao that they had the standing room.
I mean, there were There were just people remember Julio Cesar Chavez.
I think it was Greg Taliban Hogan in God's city at Azteca Stadium.
That was 100,000.
Ah, so I wanna look that one up because I wanna make sure I still think How did they fight it? 8000 ft.
Altitude? Maybe it was like Monterey or some other city.
But not the look that one up cause I've been referencing it.
Who knows? I could be way off. I know. They were in a stadium.
I know. They were in Mexico, and I'm pretty sure it was Greg Hogan.
I know for sure it was Julio Cesar Chavez that that won the fight and was pretty much the A side of that one.
But I'll get that altogether by by the next time we mentioned this now.
One thing that Connor McGregor was very smart is he picked the month of January.
The Cowboys season usually ends in December, so there won't be any schedule.
Opposition there really impart on Connor McGregor there.
I I get that part.
That's the safe bet.
So all right, let's give below two or a little bit of love.
The second biggest organization in the world.
They gotta show tonight.
Sideboard versus Blanco.
That's the main event.
Chris Sideboard, their featherweight champion.
She defends her belt against Arlene Blanco.
They are on CBS Sports Network, and they have been on CBS Sports Network.
However, this is the first time there on CBS Sports Network being stateside there.
Other fights have been in Europe, so huge event.
I've been liking them on CBS Sports.
It's just look, it's CBS sports.
It's part of CBS.
CBS Sports is like Fox Sports West or Fox Sports one.
Excuse me where it's it, you know it hasn't been around as long, so it's slowly growing.
But they have the the Tiki attorney show.
They have Adam sign and they have Jim Rome.
They have some soccer.
I watch some soccer there, so they're definitely investing some money and they have a lot of belt or replays and they have belt or online for the West Coast and the East Coast.
So belt or definitely took a huge step up.
It's Channel 2 to 1.
If you have direct TV like Goes and I and then some other things regarding Delatour on goes, you can feel free to comment on Cyborg Blanco, CBS.
The only other thing I want to say what Scott Cooper did say he'd be interested in booking Verdun versus Fodor That tells us Verdun was a free agent right now.
Has at least been talking to belt.
Or maybe Or, you know, Scott Coker can openly say that there's no like, uh, you know, free agency, period.
Where that you know, that can't even be discussed.
That usually means that the UFC hold some sort of rights negotiating rights or you know what time, period.
I, of course, always prefer for the fighters to stay in the UFC unless the belt or division in question is popping and belt or the heavyweight division, it's not popping.
I mean, it's got Congo who just lost.
Timothy Johnson was at a resurgence.
Bader whose champ Metreon, who's getting older? You know, it does have favor.
Who's also getting older, so I don't know.
But to be fair, Virgil's getting older, and maybe he feels like he just doesn't have a place left in the UFC.
He'd like to do this and get paid.
I mean, you've got to get Belle toward that credit.
They do pay their athletes well, but we will see.
What do you think goes? I think this.
I wanted to comment on this event.
I think it's quietly going to be a very fun card.
Cyborg is must see TV, okay, but they also have a tricky on the card, the tricky pitbull, and I think that's gonna be a fun fight.
The Ricky Banderas is always fun.
He missed weight, but that I think that's gonna be a firework fight and then I think, uh, side Awad.
Even though he's on a four fight losing streak, he always puts on great fights.
So I think this card will be fun for people to watch.
And at the end of the at the end of the card, you get treated to cyborg.
You know, it doesn't matter who you match up with.
It's it's just fun to watch her.
Yeah, I don't think too many people are going to go against cyborg.
I mean, Blanco has been around.
She definitely deserves her title shot, but I don't think too many people are going to go against cyborg other than Matt Ericson from USA Today Sports.
And I'm a junkie, he loves the underdogs.
Uh, cyborg is how do I say this? She It's tough to say she's the goat because her over lost to Amanda Nunes.
But man, she's been doing this for a long time, and the have four belts from four major organizations is and a lot of title defenses, folks, is that enoughto offset that one head to head against Amanda.
Maybe for some, but Amanda has also had title defenses now, and she's got that clear cut wind.
She's got more assistance, Cyborg.
She hasn't been doing it as long a cyborg.
She doesn't. Sella's well, a sideboard. Probably.
But for sure, she's on the Mount Rushmore.
I just don't know.
She's She's the gold, but for some shoes to go Mhm.
And then the comment on they are in Verdun.
I kind of don't want to see it.
They've already fought.
We don't have very much left of Fodor, so I want to see fresh matchups.
Um, hey, look, people probably don't wanna shoot me after I say this, but they've opened up the pocketbooks before for ridiculous things.
Wouldn't it be funny if they pulled off Brock versus Fedor? Mm.
That's must see TV there, man.
CBS, my top CBS sports on the shoulder and go.
We got this one.
You just ran back.
Kind of Put this one on on big CBS.
Yeah, that would be pretty pretty insane.
I mean, I love for Brexit overdo it, and he's a great fighter, and I would probably pick him again to be fatal.
I just knowing that there's not much left of Fedor.
I want to see him in the fresh matchup.
Yeah, Alright, folks, we got our next guest, Cynthia Cal Video.
We'll be right back in 10 seconds with our guest.
It's MME Junkie Radio here on SportsCastr on a Thursday.
And there she is.
Synthetic Calvario, 91 and one in her career.
She's got a fight coming up at UFC 2.
54 because Lauren Murphy, she's been ranked as a strong way. She's ranked as the flyweight.
She's a badass. Mm.
For what's up, Cynthia? How are you? Oh, man, I'm doing great.
Just getting ready to leave for Abu Dhabi, so I'm pretty stoked.
Nice that I get you pumped up.
Feel like punching a wall or something? E kinda dio right? All right, well, the war is over your down.
Probably in some sort of a quarantine.
And like you said, you gotta hop on a plane and do that over there again.
But usually I don't ask this question, especially if a veteran like yourself Hell was camp.
But this this camp it was different because I saw a lot of you in Vegas.
Um, it was different.
It was the choice I ended up making.
Just because of the, you know, covert restrictions.
It just made it a little bit tough to train in California.
So, um, it was kind of a no brainer to come here in Las Vegas, especially with the u F c p I Hmm.
And I thought I saw you bounce around Are? Well, for sure.
I thought you is that the tour? But did you also do any of the other generals? Primarily the P I.
Yeah, Well, obviously treated the P I Xtreme couture and 1/10 planet and planet.
And does that mean you have a new restructuring of your coaching team as well? Can you tell us who will be going with you? Thio 54.
So I'm gonna be taking my striking coach, Jimmy Gifford, And, um, he's from here based out of Las Vegas.
And then Ron Kessler, who's my digit? See, coach back in San Jose K.
And I'll be taking one of my training partners whose UFC straw weight.
What do you think? Before you played any different in terms of Hey, I'm going to fight island.
No, I mean, obviously, I'm pretty stoked.
And a lot of people most.
You know, fighters don't want to travel on Deal with who? You know, Just the jet lag And, you know, many other issues that come up with, like, fight flying across the world to fight.
But, you know, it's history, right? Not to be part of this, you know, Fight island.
You know, also in cabins card, I'm really stoked to be a part of history.
So, um yeah, I think it's it's it's a great thing.
Did you see right island declassified on ESPN? Plus, by any chance, it's a four part series.
We'll finish yesterday.
How about you? Have you caught it? Yeah, I think I saw only the first one.
And I was seeing part, too, But I haven't caught up yet.
Man after part two, I told my buddies you guys got to see this.
I really, really like it.
It's well made represent before.
I don't think list that they see it. It's awesome.
Cynthia, I'm not gonna lie.
I'm gonna turn in my man card right now.
I had tears coming down my eyes because it was a roller coaster of emotions that focused on a few fighters and I don't want to give stuff away.
I want everybody to enjoy it.
But at the end, I e had a little, uh, e television.
So hopefully they got some cameras on you.
I hope they continue with your right.
You're on a great hard.
You deserve to be on the main event or pay per view.
You've already had your own personal main event.
But looking back, what do you prefer? The pop of a brief review or headline in your own car? What do you think you are? Um, honestly, to me, it doesn't matter.
Um, I just I just have a goal, you know? And that's become a champion, whether they let me, uh, problems, man card, main event, pay per view.
You know, first and foremost, just my goal.
And then after that, you know, we can start talking a little bit about, you know, obviously wanted to be on pay per view so I could get that paper, the money, you know, But for right now, that's not really that that's not the case.
So, you know, my main focus is just getting that title.
Cynthia, you brought up earlier in the interview.
Thio on the same card is to be even all that we followed your career, even all the way back toe nuclear's.
So I wanna ask you all these progressions that you've been through when you, uh, you're running the symptoms from high school and tell them what you do today.
Would they be like, Yeah, what would they be like? What you do that with? How would that work out? Um, I would say that they're not surprised.
E mean, honestly, I mean, I don't know what their they would've been surprised, like, you know, hey, making it to this level.
But as far as like being involved, martial arts, just, uh, you know, nothing different.
I would say, like especially as in high school for like, a lot of this probably got into trouble.
There's a few times I probably got suspended for almost fighting on the other times I didn't get caught.
So yeah, you had a career that we don't know about a pre pre amateur career.
Yeah, we had a couple of them.
Let's just say we were undefeated in the streets, right? Um, Laura Murphy, When you look at your resume.
Everything she brings to the table.
Is she bringing anything? Anything different from previous opponents that you think before? I mean, I would just say her. I mean, her experience.
Uh, but I mean, I fought some really great people and all of them, Some of them, you know, veterans, just like Jessica.
So they've been around for a long time.
You know, every every fighter presents their own dangers, but I don't see anything too significant coming from Lauren where I'm gonna be like, Oh, shoot.
I really gotta worry about that move.
You know, she's not that big of a finisher.
She's finished one time and that you have seen, I think it was against someone who pretty much, you know, everybody's stubbed.
So it's not Ah, yes, I'm so I'm basically looking for a really, really tough, but she's not an easy fight, you know, easy fighter to finish.
So I just I do see, is a challenge.
And I want to give her, you know, wanna be the first one to finish her This recipe that you have going on right now with machine couture, 10th planet, U F C P I the future of all your kind of way on this flight here or kind of something that's gonna be going forward another way.
I mean, of course, we got to see how things play out.
It's really difficult for me to, like, really make a commitment with everything.
That's what's going on with the world.
Um, you know, whether it be co vid or presidential election, you know, you know, Kelly is a little bit difficult right now.
You know, it's, uh, with restrictions and then also how expensive.
The Texas are crazy.
So I'm still trying to figure some stuff out.
You know, we got to take a day for day.
Um, and you know, I can't really look past, like, a month, you know, four weeks or two months, you know, right now, like, for example, like this by camp was only I was only supposed to be here in Vegas for, like, two or three weeks, and then I ended up doing my whole fight camp because it just ended up working out that way. The best.
You brought up taxes.
And yes, you're gonna notice the difference in your paycheck if you're in any way of a good taste fighter now.
Or maybe maybe you should ask the accountant that question for the bad factors into your decision.
You'll see how you could benefit by being based on the state with no state taxes.
Yeah, and then another thing.
****, Cynthia, you start from fighters over the years.
I want what with the fans here.
It Julian Robertson, Montana Delarosa.
Both of those things.
They born well in the U P.
And these were even before the you see.
Then she fought Amanda Cooper hurled Gonzalez going Holder would are far za Juliana material or Casey.
You know Rodriguez, Just like I like.
You really haven't had a layup.
There's no gimme fights.
They're all everybody recognizes all those ratings.
We deserve respect.
And I don't want to disrespect Jessica Sanchez birth.
That was your first fight.
Um, you know, So I'm not gonna say she was a late because I don't know anything about her, but I did want to ask you something that I asked a lot of fighters.
Can you look back on that first fight and tell me, like what you got paid.
Was there any funny instances? Usually fighters have funny stories.
We care about what happened when they first started all they paid me be a bar tab.
Or by that time I did medicals.
I owe that money.
Or maybe the way in a Yeah.
I mean, I would definitely say that after what I get paid on my first flight, we broke even because of, like, all the medical that I had to do.
But, um, I think I got, like, 1000 and 1000 on Ben, You know, for everything else that you have to do for that fight cap, you know? So maybe, maybe not.
Maybe it didn't even not maybe, just like paying more out of my pocket for it.
But yeah, you know, I just remember it was a very significant fight for me because I was laid off for three years through Thio.
Uh, you know, I had broken my forearm three times in a row, so it took me three years to make my professional debut, so I had some built up aggression, and I remember I'm just like crying right before I'm gonna walk out because I'm like Yeah.
Oops. Uh, sorry.
Um, they're definitely, um I should say.
Within two years, I was excited because finally they has come eyes that your eggs and bacon that you ordered or something or what? I think I have to take this.
I think it's the You see.
So Okay, thanks for the time.
And what? Thank you so much, E.
Alright, folks, There you have it.
That is Cynthia Cal Vo.
Always a fun time with her and like Go said, we've known her since the amateur days.
She actually had a fight.
She lost that fight, by the way.
She still out of five and one or six and one amateur career.
But on that particular night, she, uh, she lost.
But she's only lost twice in her career, once as an amateur and once is a pro.
She does have one draw.
But at 91 and one, if she could get past Murphy, who's ranked ahead of her, she'll break into the top 10 of the USA Today Sports and MME. Junkie rankings.
And I can't even say her stock will rise because she's already pretty popular.
She's headline her own event, and she's been on pretty big cards.
And Lauren Murphy, again is a ranked fighter who has won three in a row herself.
So this is tremendous for Cynthia.
This is only your second fight that flyway.
Let's not forget.
Ah, lot of that equity that we're talking about is from her star, Lee, the straw a portion of her career.
But still, you can move that over, you know, especially if you have that type of a name.
I don't want to say a star power just yet, because sometimes that's a lot of pressure on fighters.
But she has headlined her own event.
Let's not forget the event was just the guy she headlined it.
S doesn't just give those away, either.
It was, and it was a good performance for her, you know, on that fight.
So she's kind of marked off a lot of little things off the M M a bucket list.
And so that's why I was case to find out, like, what do you put your friends and family thing? Because we've been we've been around for most of her right, and it's been really cool to see even the little persona of like Chick Thea's right, like she's very, very popular.
So really, she's one of those where once you break that top 15 if they say you're three fights away from the title for her, it's two or whatever it is. It's one less.
Just because she's been ableto create that persona and be very likable and been known for giving people good fights.
Yeah, what do you think that was covert test? You saw the test or bacon and eggs call the test? Yeah, probably.
But that that sounded like I haven't stayed in a hotel in a while.
But, man, that's one of the nicest messages you could get when they dio Uh, no, no, no, no.
When when you basically answering Because they're at the door.
When you get the knock at the door, I should say e wanna make a remember that movie Tombstone when they wanted have room service, they want to travel the world that have room service.
I really do love room service.
I remember when Dana Delany, who played the part of, um, dusky Hugh Lady Satan Did she have a name? I forget.
I remember what she said that I was like, You go, girl.
I'm a big fan of room service as well.
The home of the $20 burger.
I mean, the prices are a little outrageous when it comes to room service, but it is kind of nice.
I like the game of the tipping.
Rather, they just let you know, like I'm here as they're pulling that.
They kind of have their little, uh, little towel right over there over there.
I don't know how, but a napkin and they stand there and they go, Would you be needing anything else? It's like this little pause.
How does it look? We've been eating anything else.
Okay, Brad, you know, do you need any ice? Because if you haven't whipped out the wallet yet, do you need any ice? Uh, can I get you anything? You guys looking to go for a hike or because they're still delaying it? And then all of a sudden you go? Oh, because you're already wolf in your food? No.
Good, then, bread, We got this.
So we got plans we got Oh, ****.
Yeah, because the wife or the girlfriend gives you that nudge like He's waiting for a tip.
You go, you know, and then you ain't got time to go.
What's 15%? You know, you're in Vegas.
Here's a 20 buzz off. Uh huh.
Is there a background that you know, that? That guys like Come on, Behave.
I got I got a transaction.
I gotta get through here.
Have I told you my game that I love playing when it comes to the tip? Have you Have you witnessed? No.
And she rolls her eyes and just grimaces because she hates it.
Um, if we go somewhere, usually I'll leave the tip in cash so we'll say like the cracked egg, for example.
Right? Or let's pick a national chain.
Let's say where at IHOP And our breakfast was 30 bucks.
I don't know, Whatever.
So I'll just I always just tip 20% like, you know, if I'm gonna if I have more, like 20% is 36 Of all I had, it was a 10.
I might just give him 10.
I don't know, but I'll leave the tip and then when you walk up to the register and pay, you know, theme thing good.
Good. Here's a couple minutes or whatever.
And how is the surface? Great.
And then they go.
Would you like that? A little tip, you know, And I say I'm gonna I'm not gonna put down because they give you the ticket.
So you're supposed to sign an additive, and they point with Jack the additive, and you go No, I'm not gonna add a tip.
And I'm gonna tell you why you have to give him a real serious face and scalp go.
Why not? You know, or sometimes they'll go.
It's okay, you know.
But there there's a little tremble in them because usually that's 99 out of 100 people leave a tip.
So for someone to say that there are not going to do it is that's not the big deal.
It's the fact that you're about to tell him why.
And just when they're all like doing that deal, I'm like because they already took them over there in cash, silly.
And then I giggle it off and then they exhale.
And then Julia just goes like this.
But I told her man, I'm I'm over 50.
Let me get away with some of these dumb things from time to time.
I like that one.
I am the one I don't like is when you're picking up food and they ask if you want to leave a tip.
But what, like this, is just the normal.
At that point, when I go to 7.
That guy too, And everyone right? Like, what is your tipping? Because you're tipping the service.
But I'm just a dog.
Like I want to turn around like Luther and the Warriors.
And go what? Like I want to scream it.
Because, really, what happened? Nobody did anything when he throws the candy bar. Yeah.
All right, so let me explain here.
We called it in.
Someone took it down, and someone prepared it.
I guess someone did package it.
11 you opened the door, grab your coke, and then you pay over there, give you your your silverware and your napkins.
So the only reason I have done it is I don't give them 20 bucks or sorry. 20%.
I give them, like like three ones, maybe.
If that's all I got, but I'm certainly not doing the 15 or 20% gain because you're right, goes all I did was drive up, you know? And you came up to me with a mask and you handed me the food that I ordered, and I give, you know, not even that that I'm okay with that.
I could see. All right.
You know, you're risking your life to walk out here. Cool.
I'm talking about I'm walking in and they hand me a little bag and I pick it up and I walk out. That will.
Yeah, Well, the only reason I have done it is for the camaraderie.
Early on off they've been out of work and they could get a boost.
And then as I drove away because I over did it that day, I think I gave him a 10.
Should have just given him a five.
And it's always driving.
I was like, Wait a minute, I'm kind of, you know, I'm kind of in an economic situation to, and I remember kind of driving and took me a couple exits before I put my smile back on and drove home, But I remember for a while.
I was like, Wait a minute.
You know, like, I've had it rough too, So, yeah, if you have to go in, you have every right to just go in with your phone, like, Yeah, I mean, that's crazy.
It's gonna be a lot of fun, Garcia.
You know, grab it.
Yeah, you could.
Paris Hilton does that.
She does that to avoid fans, so you could just do it.
You know, as they're saying, would you like to live a tip, turn around and goes, That's a little trick.
If they come to the car, just know beforehand that if you have those singles laying around, give it to them or whatever, I think they'll even appreciate that because they probably get stiffed a lot.
But look, if you've had it pretty difficult, then I could understand if you just wanted a give them the old thanks.
Remember the Red Robin trip where everything got flipped on me? I had to give a pretty big tip that time because of the leftover money that was supposedly on the card.
Rather than leave you with, like, you know, just a little bit of money left on the card, if you might as well just make that the whole tip.
So once I gave that as the tip and they ran the card and said, There's nothing.
There's only three bucks on here.
I had to match that the second time around when I had to pay for it.
Otherwise, you look like a chump.
So I remember I gave her a pretty good tip that day I sent goes the red Robin and I gave him a red Robin gift card.
I go Look, dog, this has 25 bucks on it.
That's enough for me to get my bonds ay burger for you to get your chicken teriyaki.
It comes with fries.
It's not like they go.
Would you like fries? It comes with fries.
And, uh, if you skip the drinks with tax and all that, the 25 should cover it.
What was supposed to be 30? Yeah, I think we had, like, Dr Pepper here.
So that's why I was like, just get the burgers.
It comes with fries. You're good.
That should cover.
It, goes, gives them the card, they go in they come back and I thought it was only like 54 cents, But if it was three bucks, it was three bucks and goes goes, No, it's good because I was pretty confident I hadn't used that.
But apparently I had used it and I had it in my wallet like an idiot.
So goes, thought I fly or yeah, he flies and I buy.
That's are saying, Hey, I buy you fly So he flew and to top it off, he flew and went through that embarrassment in front of his girlfriend and then early in the pandemic, too.
So it was like, It's not like now where they just know.
Alright, I come out and give you a food like this is very early where literally they're handing you a pen.
They're putting on sanitizer.
They give it back there, doing it again Like I mean, it was very early in the path of PPE.
Everything goes, made her go back in there.
Go back in there, man.
There's money here.
Turns out there was no money, then goes had to pull out his credit card.
In the end, he walked in with hiding place.
Um, Cynthia Calvillo says she's sorry about that, but the UFC did need her, and that's fine.
We weren't tripping, we asked her.
I think most, most of the questions we wanted.
Thio She fights Lauren Murphy a U.
2 54 On October 24th, that same day goes and I are gonna be hosting a watch along here on SportsCastr for the Habib Nor Magomadov.
Just engage a title unification bout and you got Robert Whitaker and Jared Canon here in the coming events.
That's a solid 12 punch the rest of the card we said a few minutes ago.
It includes Calvillo versus Murphy Stephens through versus tight to eat bosses. Another fight.
So it's pretty solid, and we'll be here at 10 a.
m. Pacific 1 p.m.
Eastern one hour before the pay per view, which starts at 11 a.
m. Pacific 2 p.m. Eastern.
Now I know a lot of your going.
No, no, no, no, no.
They've been fighting at our normal time.
They have, but they're adjusting because hubby needs to fight prime time in that part of the world.
He's all over Russian TV.
And so the UFC is accommodating the prime time of start over there.
And that's why basically the paper views and to start early in our neck of the woods.
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