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Lots to talk about.
We had a bell a tour event last Thursday.
This was after earlier speaking to you guys.
Thursday morning. There was an event that night.
Chris Cyborg defended her featherweight title.
And then, of course, on Saturday we had the UFC event with Brian Ortega besting the Korean zombie.
So we'll talk about both of those cards.
Some of the latest news, of course.
On the news front, I can't lie to you and say, Oh my God, there's a lot of big, big news out there toe talk about But you know, there's some stuff out there, like like, now we you know, we had Neil Magny a few weeks ago calling out Hamas.
Hashemi Chris Weidman now is saying, all right, give him to me enough of enough of his mouth.
We spoke to her last Thursday on this show.
If you'll recall later on that day, we found out she tested positive.
So we'll give you an update there.
And then, of course, over the weekend, other stuff went down, uh, to your female.
Lopez became the new e guess.
Now basically, he's theme unanimous or what? To Congas.
I understand you did.
He is the undisputed unified all four belts as he defeated Vassily Lomachenko.
Eso he has the ring magazine, belt, WBC, W B A and IBF.
That's rare, folks.
And for 23 year old to do it even more rare, uh, goes is l A Dodgers are in the world.
They start up against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tomorrow, so I'm sure you'll want to chime in on that.
And Joseph Benavidez, UFC flyweight.
He's going to join us A swell, uh, he's fought in the W, B.
C and the UFC for pretty much the last 15 years.
Ah, legend man in those, uh, when we talk about the lighter, the lighter weight competitors that we've had, you know, in the history of our sport, he is up there, man.
We'll chat with him about halfway through.
I think he's when he's he's when he's gonna pop in.
All right, folks, buckle up.
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We'll be right back in 10 seconds.
All right, So talk about Brian Ortega and the Korean Zombie, and then we'll go back to Miss Cyborg and talk about her dominating performance because she looked really, really good.
Uh, and you'll be surprised in what she wants for her next fight.
All right, Brian, Or it goes, put on a masterful performance against the Korean zombie.
This guy hadn't fought in two years.
That's right, folks.
It was almost two years ago that he lost to Max Holloway.
If you'll recall when he was challenging Max Holloway for his undisputed by the way title Hey, competed.
No, I think he got some shots in there around.
You know, I think he may have one around, and I know there was a few minutes from every round that, you know, he was out there.
But for the most part it was Max Holloway putting it on and giving him his first loss.
What a rebound win, Hugus.
I mean, it wasn't I don't want to say it was an odd performance from the Korean zombie.
He just looked really, really flat.
But I don't wanna talk too much about the Korean zombies performance.
I want to talk about Brian Ortegas.
Brian looked phenomenal.
Hiss striking was on point, um, just his head space from from when he when they gave him his first interview there on the island to even his post fight.
He was just in a zone.
You know, we always talk about NBA players, and when they're in the zone, he was in an Emam, a zone, and the 11 thing that really stood out for me was his jab.
I think his jab was just on point.
He was just sticking it in the Korean zombies face every single time.
I think it kept them off balance.
Zombie just didn't make any adjustments throughout the whole fire.
Like I said, he just looked very, very flat.
But Brian or taken not only looked good, I think he somewhat erased what the lasting memory that he left from us.
Which was that Max Holloway fight? Um, I think it's a little bit of he probably had a bad night against Max, but he also got better since then because you could tell his game has evolved big time.
And you know, you're not wrong in your assessment because not only did he look impressive and you know this, this possibly netted him a shot against Alexander Volcano Ski.
They've yet to make the volcano wsky Holloway rematch That's been talked about.
I don't know if it's for reason.
I don't know if they were, if they were waiting for the Korean Zombie and possibly have the fight of the night, you know, are the fight of his career.
Because, let's face it, the Korean zombie was the A side going into this fight.
He was a favorite.
He got up to about his my highest minus 200.
Brian Ortega, I think, closed it about plus 1 75 and the Korean zombies, a pretty popular name in mixed martial arts.
He has the shot once against Josie, although he came up short, but he's earned his way back after a three year stint away from the sport serving the military and in South Korea and then coming back and going on a 44 and one run one run Google It four and one run in which that loss was that upward.
L elbow that? Yeah, here.
Rodriguez caught him with.
So otherwise he'd be, like, on a fight fight winning streak.
By the way, did you see the one Ortega snuck in there? I think in around one or two.
I was pretty, quite a few.
Knocked down. It was insane. Dude.
It was a great performance.
So Ortega, who's very widely known for his juju to and everybody that better Ortega was like, Come on, just get it to the ground.
And in a couple of times, he failed.
So anybody on team Korean Zombie was like, You're gonna have to stand up now.
Well, guess what? Or take a one that So, you know, Ortega improved in his two years, and it doesn't.
Not a lot of fighters can pull this off.
A lot of fighters come back in two years, and they don't look that great.
Or maybe they do enough to get the win.
And you're like, Okay, well, let's see what else you got, man, this guy might have got himself a title shot.
Yeah, I mean, I think it's looking that way. Dana.
Kind of alluded to that, too.
Um, hell, I mean, how do you not deserve one off of performance off like something like that, Right? I think it's great.
I think I think it does deserve it.
And I would actually pick him in that fight based on that performance.
Yeah. So he's 15 and one now.
And remember, when you got a shiny record like that, you often, you know, get highly looked upon in the rankings and in terms of title shots, um, unless you're an O G.
That just constantly competes and gets those fights of the night and get thes wind streaks gone, then you know, daughters open up for you as well.
But for Brian Ortega, he beat the Koreans on me.
That was tremendous.
And he kind of routed him.
So now he's in a position to possibly fight volcanoes key.
I mean, yeah, Dina said that we don't know what's gonna happen.
I know Volcanoes key doesn't want to run it back against Holloway.
And guess what, folks? I'm pretty strike and say this on behalf of goes and I goes as well.
But we thought Holloway on the sacrifice.
It's not like we didn't think that and this should be a trilogy fight.
We thought that they gave it to the to the Australian.
He's now too o up on Holloway, and you've got to be fair to everyone else that Z chasing.
Now here's the thing.
I started putting some pieces of the puzzle together.
Goes, uh, I saw the New England Cartel not specifically cater and not specifically fought, So I imagine maybe their coach or someone that runs it.
Big fight announcement coming up soon.
Remember, I'm still considering Font, a fighter who is still coming back from surgery.
Maybe it's him, I don't know, but to me, you know what it sounded like.
Universes all away.
I like that matchup.
It's one matchup that we brought up to his coach, Taison Chartier, and he kind of gave a little smirk like that.
That's something that makes sense is well, I think when you break it down, it just it satisfies everyone.
And on top of it, stylistically, it's a fun fight.
It's a great fight, actually, so I wouldn't be shocked if that's the matchup, and if it is, I'm all for it.
That's the type of fight that when you see it on a pay per view, you go, Here's my money.
I mean, And if you put it on the, uh as insurance on the same card that you put Ortega versus Milczanowski even better because then you can you can then choose between, uh, Cater or Holloway you Noah's faras who you wanna plug in there? I imagine Holloway with Then get the nod because UFC is a business they try and sell is many paper views as possible with no disrespect to cater.
But I think that's what they would do, I don't know, But either way you would have a quality co main event.
You have insurance for the main event, so you know, we'll see.
We'll see what's gonna happen.
But that's just me looking at that and going putting on my hat that says 15 years experience covering uh, you know, being part of the media and covering the sport, that that would be a huge announcement.
And it happened after this fight took place, and a lot of times big decisions were made after the fight.
After these fights take place now, that said or take up 1 25 minutes.
Maybe he gets back.
He's got a broken bone in his foot.
Ah, broken knuckle.
Who knows? You know, it didn't appear that way.
But like I said, who knows? And look got to give respect to the champion.
You can't just shake off the Korean zombie and go, Yeah, give me two months, I'll be there.
You want a properly rested, refreshed and prepared Brian Ortega against Alexander woken Noski.
So they're starting to fill up the card on January 23rd.
In fact, look, I'll said way to that and then I'll come back to Chris.
And then we'll come back and just give all the results of the car, too.
But on the 23rd, Chris Weidman saying, That's what I want homes up.
So how was that? She may have confided.
Welterweight or middleweight.
It looked like we were getting close to maybe a Neil Magny fight, but I still haven't seen any announcement, and Chris Weidman said, Enough, enough of this guy's height.
I'll fight him on the 23rd.
That's rumored to be the card with Connor McGregor and Dustin Poi, so that would be nice to include those two on that card when you bring it up.
If if Connor's fighting Toya on that card, they don't need another title fight.
So I am at Volkogonov, Ski and Ortega.
If they wanted to turn it around as soon as possible, then they're probably looking at the We'll call it the February pay per view, I guess.
That's just me kind of guessing.
Or maybe they shocked the hell out of us and put the title fight on the same card.
Is the economy Gregor ified? But economy Gregor card doesn't need a strap.
You know that that will sell itself.
So ****ing Thio you get the are the argument of a Who's the Last Fi and an alleged that, like it just makes sense.
Just leave Connor and Dustin at the top and, you know, get enough people are gonna do them.
Usually the title fights goes, is right.
Usually, the title fights are the main events, and usually the heavier weight class is the main event.
But since then, there's plenty of cases in which a title fight has not headlined a card, and there's plenty of cases where a lower weight class has headlined the card.
So not plenty, but probably half dozen to a dozen of each of those.
Anyway, it's not important.
Like I I don't think broken off you go.
You know, I headline I come out last.
I think he'd go.
Thank you for just getting me on the corner card.
Let's count those paper views, you know what I mean? So Woodley, I think, benefited from a few of those.
That's why he got some really nice paydays.
And it's gotta hurt to go from that back to 202 100 or 1 51 50.
When those guys lose guys and gals on, they have to go back to their normal paycheck a little over hit.
You know, it's a little bit of a hit.
So if you ever wonder white champions become a little conservative and who they're fighting next and their actual fights a lot of them, that's that's another thing.
That protecting aside from that coveted belt is just the prestige of being the man and those paper views for sure.
I mean, you get used to something, you get a taste of that next level.
It's hard to go back really, really hard and that that doesn't just go out to certain personalities that, like attention that like to spend money act goes all the way across the board, man.
Think about how, like how long these fighters are away from their families, sometimes all the sacrifices they make it's a tough one.
And to all you that are listening to this show.
Just imagine whatever you make probably times 10 if you're champ somewhere, at least in that neighborhood.
So, yeah, Would you wanna, you know, go through a state? Of course you would.
You'd want to go through a stiffed in your life where you made 10 times as much, right for four types like Tyron Woodley.
I'm gonna choose him because I'm very familiar with his career.
You had four title defenses and he stretched it out across, like, two or three years.
So if for two or three years of your career, you could make 10 times mawr what you make now, along with people picking up your dinner at the steakhouse, um, getting cool gigs like TMZ, you know, stuff like that those those little side benefits sponsorships.
That would be awesome, right? But then when you now have to go back to what you make and now you're not co hosting a show on TMZ, Or maybe people aren't calling you toe rap on their next album, that's a hard adjustment, you know.
So that's the best way I can compare it.
Alright, Uh, now let's go back to UFC.
Let's put that card to bed and then we'll give Miss Cyborg her do because she's a tremendous talent in our sport.
She started things off on Thursday, so I definitely want to get to that.
Don't forget, uh, Joe Benavidez is gonna join us UFC flyweight contender eso in the coming event of the UFC fight card on Saturday and Yas Island number four or 51 more coming up this weekend.
UFC 2 54 headlined by How big nor Magomadov vs Justin G.
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It's a UFC 2 54 watch along Saturday morning afternoon, depending on what time zone you're on.
Why do I say that? Because they're on prime time over there.
So the fights are gonna go off the paper views involved at 2 p.
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Jessica Andraz defeated Kalen.
She canyon couple hooks to the body and wow goes I've never seen that sort of reaction, much less from a female fighter, but from any fighter.
I mean, I've seen I've seen them kind of like buckle down and obviously they get their hand up because they know what just happened, but they're not knocked out, but they need that five seconds to recover because their into their internal body just shuts down.
But with Caitlin, it was like this about they She turned around almost like she had been stabbed.
Yeah, and I think that's kind of what, what? It's what it felt like.
There's been times where I've had the kind of like the wind knocked out of you.
And then there's been times where you've been, where I've gotten hit, kind of close to the liver.
I felt a little bit of that pain, and it's one of those where you kind of go.
Nobody touched me like you.
Just It's such a shock to your system that you just kind of freeze.
So I couldn't imagine what a second shot to that area would be like.
And like you said, it's not.
I mean, she wasn't a lot of pain, man.
That was a brutal shot, and I can't remember seeing one like that in the women's division and there's some pretty hard punches in that. In those divisions.
Yeah, she got two of them, by the way, this was in round one of three on debt was just starting.
The fight was just starting to unfold a little bit.
You know, they both had, you know, decent positions.
The, you know, decent offense, decent defense.
But those hooks ended it right there.
That was the rap on.
Four and three is a bantamweight in UFC who has 21 wins in her career who was once the straw.
A champion is instantly a contender.
Apply way, that equity you could bring from other divisions.
It counts for something.
So I don't know if she'll be next for Valentina and all respect to Jennifer Maya.
She's fighting Valentina next.
So let's see what happens there.
But look, I mean, I think Valentina Za minus 1000 favorite.
So we're really court casting ahead and trying to keep it riel.
Maybe just the Contras might be next.
Maybe she'll have to take another one.
She seems to be a team player, Whatever.
Whatever the UFC asked her to do, she'll do.
But that's the way you do it.
You come in, take care of the number three fighter in the division, you finish him and then you just sit there and smile and say the right things and she did it.
I would be absolutely shocked if they made her weight.
Um e mean, Here's the thing.
The UFC seems to love Jessica and Garage.
She has a really cool, bubbly personality.
Um, it's it's incredible the way she fights.
You know, A lot of people talk about band early Silver, right? If we're gonna compare toe the males, she has that type of style.
So you can't even say, Well, she's boring.
She kind of hits all the check marks and she can carry over her her resume, so I would be absolutely shocked.
Valentina won her fight that they didn't match up with Jessica on drugs.
I think I think it's a lock.
In fact, make it a ghostly block.
Well, you know what? I've been working on the rankings yesterday throughout the day, Andi, I hate when a fighter debuts in the division and I have to put him in the top 10 right away.
Imagine how furious I get when I have to put him in the top five.
But then when you look, you say, Well, who would be upset? You look at the flyway division, you start from 15.
That's how the USA Today sports and mm, a junkie rankings work.
We have three honorable mentions, and then 15 fighters ranked across all of the all of the promotions.
So, you know your names like here, I'll just go through him.
I mean, the honorable mentions are Sabina Motto.
They ain't ****ed that Andraz is flying right by them.
They probably admire her, man.
She's a former champion.
Uh, Julian Robertson.
We'll get to her in just a second.
She got a nice win.
Macy Barber injured Roxanne.
She she just made me some money.
She was a big dog in her last fight.
Well, she's already got another fight to against Viviana Rojo, man.
Roxanne ST Joanne Calderwood.
She just took a loss. Lauren Murphy.
She fights this weekend.
Yeah, And then you just proceed through, you know, then the support over it and Victor Julianne of Alaska is just like a high.
You know, Liz Carmouche, none of them can say Hey, why is she getting out of us? You know what I mean.
Um, I can only push her to number three because you got to give them a lay. McFarland hers.
I mean, she's dominating over there at Beltran.
And, of course, Valentin is number one.
So more than likely, she's gonna take one of the biggest jumps ever into a division.
And good for her, You know that.
That was a tremendous win.
You know, um, when you brought up Joanne Calderwood, she got matched up with Jessica, I think yesterday Yeah, I let me see.
I think I have it right here.
My computer's acting up.
Did I freeze them here? You're good.
Yeah, man, my mic or your mike picked up what just happened while you were talking.
But our dog, who just turned 17 by the way, walked into this room, ****ed it shook him up.
Like what? What was that? And then turned around and walked out.
And I think it might have been loud enough that the mic picked it up.
What? What the hell is you? And you're blaming it on the dog? Or would you just admit it? I would admit it.
I mean, come on.
What? Who's going to tweet that? Can you believe those ****s? I mean, everybody does, right, so I'm not gonna I believe that Accusation.
I forgot where I was at, but let's just continue impacting the card.
I mean, look, that, uh, hundreds props to you.
How you gonna wind up number three this week? We'll see.
We'll see what the editors think.
Jimmy Crude versus Modest.
I think everybody felt like, Oh, if crew could get the fight to the ground, you know, But as long as they're standing, you never know.
Crew actually got the fight to the ground with this fist.
He actually turned out Lucas cas.
And that sucks because I wanted this fight toe unfold a little bit more.
Plus, I had told UFC welterweight Bilal Mohammed.
Hey, what do you think of my partly I got Manchester United the l A Dodgers.
Ah, there was one more.
No, it doesn't matter. Whatever.
And and I also had Bukowski's.
I got laughed at by all the twitter and and, uh, wind up going for in one goes, if not for boost.
Costas, that's a huge payday and I like boost.
Costas, we we had a great interview with him where we found out a lot about him, but yeah, man crude.
All credit to him. He took care of business.
That man showed he could stand to.
Yeah, I mean it all.
I wish it would have unfolded a little bit more because I think it would have been a great bite.
But you gotta give the guy his props.
But you don't know what that fourth leg and partly waas.
Look, I think I'll be a finagle A T shirt from below, Mohamed, Just out of respect and let's see here.
Yeah, you just grant me 10 more seconds.
I think I found here it is the over in Lomachenko anti low.
So that hit because it was 10.
5 rounds and I went to a decision.
Brian Or who was an underdog book? Oska's The Dodgers, who we know won three straight toe take out Atlanta and advance the world Siri's and Manchester United, who won, who scored five goals on Saturday except one of almost for the other team.
So they won 41 Um, yeah, or in one goes now that ain't laughable at all.
I don't know these crazy maniacs if you think about it.
Man used last game was 61 in in not in their favor.
I think at that point we're still down 3 to 2.
Ortega was going up against the zombie because because we all know he was the clear underdog and anybody could look at that fight and go, you crazy? Lopez has power.
Lomas got power ain't going to ending that rounds.
So I think when you look at all five people just thought I'm nuts.
What did it pay? I never looked at I don't know.
How did the look and see? Because I think I put the theoretical $100 parlay, Uh, gonna be for 25 But I'll see if I can check and and put it before the the cast is over.
But I'll tell you this much with Ortega and Lucas cas, Uh, I was doing Dodgers minus 1.
5 and Jim Aloma on.
And anyway, a normal five team, Argos is 5 to 1.
So, um, you know how soccer is? There's also the draw, so sometimes you can get positive.
Authors bar they were at Newcastle.
So, um, that that would have paid a lot, man.
I'd say, Look, I e 100 would have paid about 5000 would be my guess.
Why would have paid about 50? Who? Yeah, and that I might be on the conservative end.
But anyway, let me give these quick results.
James Cross defeated Claudio Silva.
Jonathan Martinez defeated, uh, Thomas Almeida.
Guram Coutelot defeated Matteo's Gar Morant.
Julian Robertson also won the flyweight division division. Excuse me.
She beat Oleanna.
Will tell you, June Young parked, if you did. John Phillips.
Excuse me for us.
Z um defeated Jaime Malarkey.
Maxim Grisham defeated God's Murad Antigo.
Olav Sad Narmada made off defeated mark struggle.
So that is your recap of the card performance Bonuses went to Jessica.
Excuse me? Yeah, Jessica draws.
You got 50,000 in, uh, performance of the night against you, Kegan.
We talked about those body shots that ended the fighting around one Jimmy crew 50,000.
He knocked out Podesta's whose Costas and the fight of the night went to Gamache and Coutelot Z $50,000 each to teach of those fighters.
E I want to say something about James Kraus.
He is an absolute gangster to come out.
And when that fight, the way he did and then even like his comments about walking, Buckley have kind of created a little bit of heat and to not even be worried about going up another weight class in the middle of a pandemic.
Like Dude, that guy has no fierce.
I mean, he's Bosie, but I want to see him fight again, and it's not.
It's not just based off of his record is it's based on everything.
The way conducts himself.
Um, obviously, the way performs in fights and just that spirit of it's that old pride bushido spirit of just any time, any place.
That's him, man.
Yeah, and this would be a middleweight.
And, of course, he's more of, ah, welterweight contender.
Hell, he's even fight at lightweight.
But yeah, he says, I'll move up.
I'll fight him now.
Hey, says easy work.
And I guess it stems from Buckley being from his neck of the woods wanting to train, and I guess things just didn't go the way they should have.
And this is fresh for us because Cross was recently on our show, and he talked about just how important the culture of his gym and his team is to him, where he'd rather have 10 or 12 warriors versus, you know, 100 like, you see it the American top team gym, but not have anybody.
That's ah, you know, but Loose Cannon or somebody that doesn't wanna work hard and bring the spirit in the morale of the team down.
He likes it the way it is.
So with him giving us that interview recently and him just saying Buckley didn't fit in, I guess Buckley didn't fit in faras maybe wanting to work hard to be a good teammate.
We we don't know personally what happened, but, yeah, he basically called him out and said, Let's do it.
So he is brilliant because he's capitalizing on a guy who arguably gave us some are saying the greatest ko ever.
You know, if you guys recall, um Constant Grandpa, Hopefully I didn't butcher his name, but remember, they fought the week before and, uh, hey had the spinning back kick, I guess off of 1 ft that knocked out Constant got pop.
I'm butchering his name you guys I'm talking about, uh and and And I I think that's how you promised. Yeah.
Uh, good on James Kraus.
He's also fought before off of 24 hour notice.
He was out there to coach, and he stepped in, and they're so he is a gangster.
Girls, I agree. Hoops.
Wow, you that? Yeah. Okay.
On Thursday night, Chris Cyborg defeated Arlene Blanco.
She defeated her with a rear naked choke in around two.
But that's not the story.
The story is she pieced her up.
In fact, I almost wish she would have finished by T.
Kale because it would have been that more spectacular of of a title defense.
All right, of course, I have no problems with fights that in in submission.
But really, all of the damage came from the strikes, and she put together goes it must have been 8, 10 12 piece combos there that that just lit up Arlene Blanco and I think she was kind of outstanding up.
And the referee was given her that one last chance.
But eventually, if I got to the ground and she got herself a submission and why I can't hate on it was that was cyborgs.
First submission goes, Yeah, but it was so weird.
And I'm glad that you have someone that gets the same feeling that I dio when a cris cyborg fight doesn't end in some kind of devastating stoppage, it just feels different.
It's just it's weird.
It's hard to explain because she was dominant throughout the whole fight and she was cyborg was being cyborg, but not getting that type of finished getting a submission like like you.
I was happy for her, but it it kind of left me almost dumbfounded like I couldn't understand what was going on like, I don't know, like usually I'm used to having that stamp.
And that's when we all go, Oh, my God, who could possibly Who can we match up against S? Oh, it was a little odd, but I'm happy that she got the submission and she seemed pretty happy about it.
A swell Yeah, it's like that card should have had a little bit more pop.
We lost Schilling versus Mallender.
Pitbull wasn't able to compete thin the side Awad and, uh, Mandel Nello fight ended with the accidental low blow.
So what are you going to do? Steve Maori defeated Sean Tedx, Leandro.
He go defeated, Ricky Banda has, and Chris Cyborg defeated Arlene Blanco.
Now this is the was the debut of Belt or on CBS Sports for a North American based show.
So really, More importantly, I guess United States of America based show because they don't fight in Canada that often, Um or, you know, that implies North Canada and Mexico is what I'm saying.
And this was the debut of Basically, What's their home right now out at Mohegan Sun on.
And I've been giving them their due man like, for example, this Thursday there is no event, but yet they have a replay off that fight hard.
And then during the day, there's a lot of previous fight cards that they show lots of promotion.
And this is a channel that's got the Jim Rome show, Tiki and tyranny boomer science and starts things off.
They have Champions League tomorrow, so give CBS sports a chance.
Put it in your rotation for me.
I'm programmed when I come in to the House.
206 You know, that's ESPN on direct TV on Cox Cable Channel 30.
That's just program since the 19 eighties.
You just go to them first.
Fox Sports one and CBS Sports.
They gotta They gotta get you out of that.
You know, they got to get you out of that and get you to press 2 to 1 on direct TV or to 19 on direct TV.
You know what I mean? 3.
It takes a while for the younger generation.
That may happen, but who knows? You know, it takes a while toe.
Get to that point.
Um, but but still there often running.
And I took my hat to him.
Yeah, they're doing a good job so far, and I'm kind of like you.
It's very hard to get me to go somewhere else unless it's for like, uh, college sports For college sports.
CBS is usually my go to.
They have good ****ysts, sir.
So let's talk about sideboard.
What could be next there? All right.
The other day we had a cat Zingano on, and she said she's always wanted to fight Chris sideboard.
However, she left an opening where, if they needed to give her another fight she said.
All right, I'll take it.
And if she fights Cyborg or if they offer her cyborg, she'll do it.
Who knows if that won't posture or not? I don't know.
She also said she was looking at some, uh, small injuries.
She said, Nothing serious should you want to get checked out? But to me she had a big, old, smiling face and she looked healthy, and it sounded like I guess they could run it.
Or maybe they could build it up again by letting Zingano compete, you know, one more time.
And in the meantime, maybe half Cris cyborg box.
When it comes to this stuff, I swear to God, I just am not into it.
But hear me out.
First it was clears the shields.
The reason I was down with it was because I thought it would be tremendous.
And at the time, Zingano hadn't wanna fight and I'll respect the Blanco.
But I just wasn't that excited about sideboard versus Blanco.
And I just thought, If Shields is willing to do boxing and m m a and she's saying, I'll do Mm, May 1st, then so I broken come to boxing I thought that would be huge, but she's she hasn't been spoken about.
Who's being spoke about is we got Scott Coker and Eddie Hearn.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who most notably we know, he's Anthony.
Josh was, uh, promoter.
He promotes fight cards out in the U. K.
And they're talking about having a fight.
Katie Taylor, who's a boxing champ who I know hardly anything about.
Um, but there seems to be some dialogue there.
Uh, sideboard says she's always wanted a box.
And look, If Zingano isn't ready to go and nobody else is ready to go, then I guess have a box.
I have more of a problem with it when it's like Economy Gregor or when they talk about Habib because I don't want to hold up a division that has numerous contenders.
Why would you do that? We have numerous contenders in the division.
Let's all have have them fight each other.
Poi a Chandler Ferguson G.
MacGregor Hobby Felder.
You know what I mean? Put all their names in a hat, draw two, and you got yourself a great fight.
You still got Quinta Kevin League.
Gregory Gillespie, Islam Marcus Sheff, Charles Oliveira the list literally goes on and on.
Um, you know, that's when I don't want to hear it.
You know, I think she's dealer.
So I think one time said I'd love to have something with Lomachenko.
They were spying partners, and they want to do an exhibition. I don't know.
Um, no, Not then.
You know, you got contenders, so I work.
All right, I guess.
You know, sing Ghana.
Um I don't know how she would do because I haven't seen Katie Taylor.
Usually, I don't give them much of a chance, but I don't know.
I don't know how historic women's boxing is in terms of, um, them just having a clear cut advantage over somebody who hasn't trained for boxing but does have hands because she's trained for boxing.
I don't have too much of a problem with it, but I don't understand it because the closest that we've gotten to something like this before in the past was when she did moutai over at line fight and she faced arena bars and you're in a bar is not like she's good, but she's not great.
She's going to be facing people that have been doing boxing all their lives and are great at what they do.
If you remember, that fight didn't go very well for Chris Cyborg.
She couldn't really figure things out.
Eso boxing is a complete different animal, at least in my type.
She could still throw the elbows, and she could still throw kicks.
It's just it's just hands.
And if you can't get your hands toe work, you're in a lot of trouble, so I don't really understand it too much, but I'm sure they could build it up.
It's so easy to do things with Chris Cyborg when you have that name, when you have the rial that you can show, it's easy to promote those type of things, so I kind of get it.
But I think cat Zingano, I think, would be a fun fight.
Yeah, all right, girls, Listen, Joseph Benavidez is probably gonna be joining us soon.
I want to give you your chance.
Cody Bellenger hit a home run.
What was your feeling when the Dodgers took a 43 lead with I think it was like in the seventh inning.
So you do, uh there was still a ways to go.
But, man, now you had to leave versus earlier when you were down to nothing.
32 And you start to worry because because I mean no disrespect.
But the Dodgers just they haven't had the best of luck closing out of season.
They made it to a couple of world Siri's.
They faltered in the playoffs.
They've been a really, really good team, the better half of the, you know, most of the past decade.
But what what were the emotions going through your head? I had a little bit of baseball PTSD because we've been in situations like this before.
And a lot of times it's come down to bad decisions from our manager.
And I had a feeling something like that was gonna happen.
You know, at one point we had one of the best closers in the world, and since then Kenley Jansen just he's just not what it used to be.
And I was afraid that they were gonna bring him in to close that game.
And I didn't like that because I think he kind of got to go with the hot hand, you know, and one thing that I liked about your race was like even when he got that last strike out like he was pumping his fist like that lets me know he's not going like this, not relieved that that happened.
He's like I made that happen.
He had confidence, and I thought You got to stick with that guy And luckily they did, and, you know, we got out of it, but crazy come back really good.
Ah, lot of people that are in the know we're kind of calling it from early on that that this could happen, because throughout the season, the Dodgers just haven't really had that many losses.
Back to back like that.
They didn't have those types of spells.
They're just hard to put away.
And so for them to come back and do that now we got World Siri's.
It's another nightmare, but I'd rather be in the spot all with just one Clayton Kershaw start, which he wound up losing.
But maybe he can regroup in time.
He usually does in the playoffs.
I'll have when he has that bad game, usually comes back and has a pretty good one, so we'll see.
But see this one's a little different, because in the past it was more of a mental thing.
Here it's a little bit physicals.
Well, yeah, and then Braves don't go away, though, huh? They don't got to give them their props.
And how about the Devil Rays, who were up three? Nothing.
And Houston won three in a row to take it to a Game seven.
Uh, they came up in won the game, 42 But that's gotta be, Ah, lot of pressure.
You know there's not in all of sports.
There's not too many playoff officer World, Siri's or finals of any sort where you could say a team came back from three.
Nothing to win the world title.
You know, uh, we're in a different situation now because we went through a lot of this with no fans and so that home field advantage really isn't there.
That was, you know that you see a lot, especially in the MBA, but it effects pitching a lot, and now there are some fans and even the little amount of fans that were there I felt like had an effect on some of the pictures.
That was that's one of the biggest aspects of baseball's when that crowd gets on you.
Oh, my God, it's very tough on the pictures.
And I saw that in both Siri's.
I thought, the Devil Rays, we're gonna collapse.
Honestly, because Houston has been a good team.
The, you know, the past five years that I could remember and And when they're charging, you know, when they're chasing you down and they win three in a row, man, you know, I thought the Devil Rays going in, that their goose was cooked.
But to be able to shut them down, that was tremendous.
And for the Dodgers, the win three in a row, That was tremendous for them.
So good luck to both teams.
It starts tomorrow, five PM Pacific A PM, Eastern Fox.
I think I got your number.
And, uh, the only they will be playing in Texas is Arlington Stadium.
That's the host.
That's the neutral host of the baseball world, Siri's and like those that there are some limited fans allowed.
Can I say into something? Yeah, let me just say two quick things.
Cindy Calvillo, who was a guest of ours last week, did test positive for Covert 19 in the middle of our interview.
She took a, uh she was her phone was ringing and she thought it might be the UFC.
So she goes like, Okay, guys, I need to end it a little earlier, This was live.
We joked around and said, Oh, that's for bacon and eggs.
You know, they're at the door.
Sadly, she was informed, and I don't know if it was that call or what, but she was informed that day that she wouldn't be fighting this weekend.
54 against Lauren Murphy.
However, she has since posted, uh, mild symptoms and and she hopes to be back.
So we wish her the best man because she looks so excited and ready to fight.
And then the other thing I wanted to mention was, uh oh, FEMA Lopez defeated bacilli Lomachenko crazy judges scores across the board.
Um I mean, nobody disagreed with the decision, but just seeing those judges scorecards, you're like, Oh, man, this could have got ugly.
If Lomachenko had won some rounds, who knows what we would have wound up? But go ahead.
Because whatever you wanna talk about, go ahead.
We got Joseph Rita's hopefully coming up soon here in about three minutes.
Um, well, just really quick on the Lomachenko fight like you see scores like that, Do you think? What do you thinking? What do you guys watching? Because I watched the fight with two other people in the room.
You were one of them.
None of us were crazy, and I don't think we reported exactly the same.
But we were relatively in the same ballpark.
They weren't even in the same ballpark as us.
Like it was like they were watching a completely different fight.
But that was a great fight.
Hopefully, we see Ah rematch and and hopefully the rematch looks more like the last six rounds.
And it did the first six.
But I wanted to segue because you brought up that the World Series is in Arlington, Texas, and Dana White kind of put it out there.
You know, they were talking about Texas Stadium, possibly for Connor McGregor.
And he's saying all or nothing, I wanna either fill that thing up or nothing at all, because I don't I don't want to do half past crowds, but even a half assed crowd in that stadium is still like, what, 50,000 or something like that? Still a lot, but I get it.
I think you buy the pack of Arena for 20,000, then spread 30,000 in Cowboys Stadium.
30 thousands more than 20.
But it's that vibe in that energy, however.
Now during the pandemic, 20,000 and closed.
I know it's still not till January, but it doesn't sound like a good idea.
Uh, dude, I would love for Connor McGregor and Cowboy Stadium or even Better Allegiance Stadium, but because it only takes 60,000 to break the record, if that's what he wants to do.
If he wants to break the combat sports record, then he better go over 100,000.
Because I know who you Cesar Chavez did that in boxing.
I think Pacquiao came pretty close to filling up Cowboy Stadium so that you know, if you really want that and you know that he's very ego driven, now is not the time.
And no disrespect toys, not the fight, because a, um neither one's the champ, you know, and be the heart, the bigger rivalry.
I guess you could say right now at this moment is him versus Habib.
So we shall see.
I just think you should let that go fight Get in position to fight will be.
You know, um, but get through play first.
Yeah, I mean, that get where he's coming from.
I understand that, but that would still be a pretty big paycheck for the UFC.
Something that I would imagine they need at this point.
But if they're not gonna do it, they're not gonna do it.
Yeah, look, if they if they decided to do it, um, Count me and I always say that I may disagree with a matchup or a rumor or something and say what I got to say.
I think only once I've actually said, I ain't buying it.
And that was McGregor versus Mayweather, and I didn't buy it, but I thought and I actually got paid to tell you guys what was happening.
So I'm glad that I, you know, stuck to my guns on that one.
And exactly what happened is pretty much what I envisioned.
Except I didn't envision Floyd just giving away the first four rounds, but I envisioned that even know it would take him a while, and then eventually he would you know, he would close them out, depending on how far he wanted to carry the fight.
And but you got to give corner credit.
I mean, he he won 10 9, you know, on the first four rounds.
And then after that, it was a completely different fight.
And then going back to Lopez and Lomachenko Lomachenko, I felt like gave away at least the first four rounds.
I don't think I don't like that strategy of pushing it too, you know, pushing it out like that, pushing the fight out like that.
Wait, What am I trying to say for his strategy of saying I'm gonna take him in the deep waters basically and then maybe closed because he closed pretty strong.
He didn't win around 12 but he cooked pretty strong.
And I think along the way Lopez may have gotten, you know, another round.
But I had it 7 to 5.
Lopez and I just feel like it could have been 75 Loma if he had fought a little harder in those first two rounds.
But I think he wasn't prepared for Lopez.
You know, he was getting countered early, and then I think he felt some of that power.
So I love to see them to fight again because they showed us something in those championship Brown's where the fight really really got exciting.
Onda Look, it's not like I had to dip in the wallet for it.
It was free on ESPN.
It was a big match in boxing, which they hadn't had many of into in 2020.
So good for them.
But yeah, that that's, you know, I don't know.
I I, uh I guess I enjoyed the fight.
Either way, you gotta give Lopezes.
Yeah, but it was a little frustrating because Lomachenko obviously was the quicker fighter.
And I think he could have exploited with that speed a little bit more in that fight because he was he was landing a lot of shots. You would see it.
It would catch him by surprise.
And I think Lomachenko could have done that the entire fight if you wanted to, but he just wasn't doing it in that whole strategy of of just giving away around.
I don't think you could never I mean, you could do limited work, but it doesn't mean you have to give away the round.
What? I'm doing all that much in the first couple of rounds to It just seems because Lomachenko was nothing.
E think around at most in boxing.
You know, um, we hear it all the time in M and MME.
Or either three rounds or five rounds.
You know where someone starts off slow, I think cowboys.
The one I've heard that the most with, um but in boxing, or, I mean four.
In which what? I mean, they went through a punch count, and I'm not far off here.
I don't know exactly what it was, but I remember at the end they said the guy grabbed the paper, goes Lomachenko through the This was the strike count in the sports forward.
They said some, like 71 12 and five is like, You know what I mean.
There just wasn't anything there.
Remember, Polly Million Egg Malignaggi against Arnold Loeb off.
Same thing, you know. He was setting traps.
He was using his footwork, ready to just find some sort of an opening protecting his hands a little bit.
But at the end, when you unpack all six minutes because their two minute rounds over there at at, Ah, very knuckle.
There wasn't much action.
How can How can a judge score? You know, the judges basically doing this in his head, Some of them might see right down and do something, but they're basically, you know, looking and looking and watching or what you got to give them something.
Same thing in M m A.
You've got to give them something.
Leg kicks, jabs, you know, some sort of a forward pressure needs, You know, when you're clinched up against the fence, the more you send them, the more likely you are to get that 10 9.
A lot of fighters sometimes just get into these stalling positions.
And then at the end, they have that look of like Uh huh, you know, and they look around like, Are those three judges crazy? You know, they're looking around looking.
They're looking for someone in the audience to go.
I don't know, bro.
They must be crazy. ****.
No, That's usually not happening.
You know, usually people are at home.
Yeah, they didn't give it to the other guy. He was busier.
He did more, you know? Mhm.
That's been one of my big frustrations with mm.
A always make fun of that face and the winner by split decision.
The other guy, you know, and count on one hand the times where you go.
I'm with you, bro, you know? And you got screwed most of time.
You left it that close within that little wiggle room, and they just happen to give it to someone else.
Let me send Jobe a little nudge.
You should've joined us five minutes ago.
Okay, Uh, Jobe is one of those guys that when we asked him to be on the show, he does the whole two hours in our studio and shows up early, so hopefully Hey.
Yeah, well, you do that.
I want to talk a little bit about this, uh, this video that the UFC put up over the weekend on cab and just Well, it's for the could be even just in five.
I didn't really have much just finished, but it was basically it was like a cartoon, But it had to do with his life and his relationship with his father.
And it was so basically brilliant, like the way And I mean, I heard a lot of people got emotional watching it.
I actually had to revert feeling.
I kind of got, like, pumped up even more for a fight that I was already pumped up over.
It's such a It's a storyline that had been probably not gonna want to talk about because a lot of it is obvious.
But you can't pretend like it's not an issue in this fight.
It definitely is.
And I still haven't even made my pick yet.
I've always said I that I feel like, um just engages the guy That could be Habib, So I think I'm gonna pick him.
But it's just so hard to pick against the baby.
He doesn't show you any weakness.
So I don't know, but really got ready to Bt Sport was the one right and did it.
Yeah, it was cool.
What do we call It was like a cartoon and it was an animal.
It was cartoon, right? Yeah, I was just a new animation, but with story of Hub getting to 28.
No, and the the journey he took with his father.
So his father's featured in it and it talks about them climbing the mountain being on top of the mountain eso It gave us an idea of what's been described to us.
You know, the mountains of Dagestan where they're from the dad also being denied a visa.
So he had to compete the only thing they left out.
And I wish they would have put something more.
Was the Connor fight? I mean, I'm not expecting them.
The Connor hobby jumping over the fans, you know, the post financed IX, but just something there, because it was so huge in his life.
But they basically go through all the times where Habib standing there and really, really quick.
They flash all the different opponents that were there.
But what cracked me up was wasn't Mike Beltran.
It stood out because it shows the rafts, the opponent, and it changes them all.
Eso it's different wraps.
And it showed Bell Bell champ.
I thought that was spot on.
Like go said it was brilliant.
It was brilliant work.
Uh, they showed the polish fight, and then they show the father, you know, no longer being there because, as you all know, doing Monopoly or Magomadov, his coach, mentor, Father passed away this summer to covert 19 and he fought Covert, 19 was in a coma, came out of it and then, I guess, had a second about or or maybe just never exited the first about.
But, um, he lost his father and couldn't have been more than 60 for sure that that man had more life in them.
Um, and Habib's always referenced this father's faras faras being part of his journey.
So we'll see how how this fight goes.
That's a lotto to overcome.
The pandemics been super difficult.
Remember, he went through a lot of drama, man, and you see 2 49.
1st they sent him the Abu Dhabi.
Then he almost couldn't get out of there to get back to Dagestan.
Then he was stuck in Dagestan.
He had to watch the interim title go up.
You know, he never pulled out of that because of an injury or a weight cut or anything.
You just couldn't get out of there to fight on.
Now he's here, and since then he's lost his father.
That's a lot, man.
That's a lot that could weigh on somebody.
But if anybody could do it, it's the Eagle.
We'll find out on Saturday night and on Saturday night goes and I are gonna be hosting.
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That's Ah, uh, if you're gonna be drinking, you're gonna be drinking at 10 a.
Right? But we do that for the NFL anyways.
Right? So it's not that big of a deal.
E believe this is a six bite main card, right? I got a load up on the mode. Ellos.
Let's see here. I haven't heard that.
I'm not sure I will confirm right now with the following.
No, it appears it's fired, you know? Yep.
It's Habib Magomadov vs Justin G.
Robert Whitaker versus Jared Cannon Ear Alexander Volkov versus Walt Harris.
Margo Met and Goliath versus Young Cute Alaba.
Oon versus Bill Haas.
All right, that's the main card.
And then on the problem Stefan Struve vs Tight We've ASA Alex Oliveira versus Shavkat Rockman off Don you Zhang versus Sam Alvey.
Casey Kenny vs Nathaniel Would Liana Georgia versus Miranda Maverick and Joel Alvarez vs Alexander Yakel if mhm Yeah, I have a really, really morbid joke, But I wonder if, um Leana Georgia wins and viciously knocks out Miranda Maverick.
If somebody looks back home, say bingo, Mavericks dead course I don't want it.
I'm just saying if she gets turned off for a couple seconds, I said that this weekend.
I'll prove it to you when you come down.
When the 40 Niners got that first down and took out the Rams last night, I tweeted the fellas I go Bingo Mavericks dead.
You're out of there and cancel for Christmas and game over and blah, blah, blah.
That's what gesture says, right? Uh huh.
And then he Then he scolds him.
You never You never leave your wingman or you never go below the no below the hard deck was before when that was a maverick.
Yeah, but it's just that that gets them right.
Yeah, but gesture says it.
No, he's following Viper all around.
And then that's when gesture comes around and gets him.
I got to re watch that.
It's Ah, part. They have part two.
They just haven't released because of everything going on with the pandemic.
They want to go the movie theater out, right? Everything like that.
Two were in October.
We're still You can't go into a movie theater that seats 300.
You probably can't go in there.
And maybe 50 people tops with spacing.
I gotta work around.
I'll tell you all fair, you gotta dress up as an astronaut.
What's the work around? I'll tell you off air, but last night I came up with an idea, and I think it'll work for movie theaters or stadiums and arenas.
What? Our movie theater? Just for us, Not not all across the world or anything like that.
Oh, I think I know where you're headed.
Can I guess or you wanna Yes.
It didn't Didn't.
I thought I read a headline that said, What's it called? EMC.
They ran out a two hour block for 99 bucks.
Well, technically, I mean, you could watch a movie for 99 bucks, and then you invite your please.
Yeah, You get 20 spots.
So you can pick 20 friends.
Um, I want to call them and ask them if, uh if you can bring your own sanitizing stuff and all that, but I would just pick a block in the morning or something, you know are late or whatever.
You have get 15 minutes before and clean everything as best as you can.
They can all still wear masks.
But hey, man, for 100 bucks, you can actually kind of feel normal a little bit, you know, there's not.
There's a few new movies out, but they're not anything that's gonna, you know, blow your pants off, but they also have older movies, and then you can request movies.
But that cost more.
And what I noticed about this thing is when they do the little that costs more, boy, does it cost more.
They're not messing around there like it's 99 bucks for the movie.
You can choose this one.
And by the way, if you want refreshments, that's another 2 50.
Like I mean, they don't mess around.
Poor 99 20 people, one movie or for 99 01 you can buy the theater.
I mean, it's ridiculous.
Like I can't remember what other packages like if you want.
If you want to rent a microphone just to say, Hey, welcome, everybody that goes this movie night It's 100 bucks for that.
It's lighting regular rent the whole place.
I just walk in with a megaphone like Jimmy Jimmy, Mouth of South Heart.
What do you have to say that so important? I mean, just yell it, Yeah, I want to look at that.
I might come out for that.
I don't want to come out with other yahoos because there's always that one.
Hey, it's my right.
I don't want to relevant you know, And either they come out or they make an exception or it goes below his nose.
And what I was thinking, You know what I mean? I wanna go with other people that are on the same page is me where I could go a **** stick, Put your mask on.
You know, a buddy, uh, colleague or whatever versus somebody that goes Oh, yeah? Well, **** you.
And then all of a sudden, it's on, You know? It's like, Come on, man.
What happened to the movie? This, You know, I mean, I'm thinking I was thinking more of the people, Like, like, even if it was for fully 99 bucks, Like, even like an Andrew Simon of the world.
You know, that's kind of on the same boat as us, where it is Very, very careful.
You could talk him into it.
Just a couple of people.
Uh, it was that a kind way of saying the puss like us.
All right, Well, listen, we waited way struck out folks not to get on.
Jobe usually comes through, so I can't be mad.
I give him a past all weekend we communicated and it sounded like he was ready to go.
I showed him how to do it.
I mean, his wife, Meghan, was on a few weeks ago.
I go just like that, but we you know, perhaps something came up.
So I think there's two shows that we wound up not having the guess, and that just happens on from time to time.
I think I've said it in the past.
Will make up for it.
We have to have a show with three.
Yes, now to make up for it. So you may just have to give us the past.
But at least we talked about UFC fight night out in Abu Dhabi.
We talked about Belt or to 49.
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