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This week, we actually have tangible data.
So news to share with all you hard core. Mm.
Eh, fans and more specifically, UFC fans, because the UFC is really the only show that's going as of this moment, unless you're following pro wrestling.
A is basically where all the news sad.
And those are the two organizations they're still running.
You hear a bunch of rumors just from everyone else from MLB and D A and H l What? They're gonna do it even that maddening.
But right now, mixed martial arts has somewhat of a plan.
It's just upto like cir***stances.
Whether or not with you. Yeah.
Last I check when it comes to the Big Four and other leaks is while I'm a big English premier light leak.
Fam just doesn't really seem to be anything on the horizon in the next 30 days.
We seem to be at least six.
Wait six weeks away from any of those leaks started up again, but anyway, it's just a whole different animal.
And look, we're gonna discuss in this next hour you have C to 49 which really was never cancelled.
It's just now no longer, I guess on hold I mean, there's been a lot of moving parts.
There's gonna be a new location and we have available discuss all that.
But they never actually canceled it.
They always stayed in the game that just a kind of quiet because I think even they didn't know what was happening.
And to be fair, it's still tend to these Legos.
Anything can and will happen between now on there.
Well, I'll be honest.
I was a little surprised that it's still stayed intact because, really, I thought the whole reason we were doing this was because I just didn't want This was the one fight that we said we're willing to go through hell to make it happen, and that's, uh, Tony Ferguson and remember Michael made off, and I figured once beeps that you couldn't make it.
Maybe that just might be the final nail there and all that over.
It's just like that, just engaging steps in.
And then we got any major.
Yeah, And before we get going on, all know all that we want, Definitely wish all of you just they see on way Want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and we hope you when your family are safe during these hard times, I don't know what to call what were in other than other than the word pandemic.
But this this horrible time that we're in, you got to stay positive that we're gonna It's gonna end soon, and we'll get back to something form of normality that, at least in the meantime, maybe UFC to 49 can lift our spirits because again, not necessarily full.
You know, I'm not necessarily in full agreement with all the decisions that were made.
Uh, but it's still the shows that the show must go on According to Dana, like so we're here to talk about that now, at the end that we have a little bit of time, maybe share our thoughts on just how it's kind of impacted us great before right now, As of Monday night, the UFC has made it official use.
You see, 2 49 is on, and it's going to take place on the same day, April 18 except no longer at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York You all know what's happening in New York.
It's not gonna be at the rumored spots off Abu Dhabi, Florida They were never even exact when it came before.
It's going to stay the floor because the whole state of Florida was still sanctioning mixed martial arts up until a few weeks ago in international waters.
Yeah, tribal land.
Uh, I think even rumors that started the service at the apex, which is the U.
S, sees new little mini facility that even that possibly might be a lead player in the game.
And it came out that it's gonna be at Tachi Palace, uh, Native American reservation.
In the more California Where's the more California you look at California, it's between Los Angeles and San Francisco and have you know California even more specifically, it's just outside of Fresno, I've actually been there, and it's really, really cool in there twice.
Once for touching policy car and once for Bella, it's got a lot of history or next month for us.
I think it does.
They hosted 20 for the 1st 26 or 22 of the 1st 24 WGC events, and it had the Tachi Palace.
Siri's, which introduced us to the flight, waits honestly and Macauley Ulysses Gomez juicy a form he got.
I saw all those guys like in Tachi Palace when when there was no 125 divisions anywhere it was their house, the best ones in the world.
Ah, a couple of them are still banging in the UFC.
But anyway, uh, well, by the weights I know that's where I heard that use.
You find Strike force.
That's where that tip I remember that that school all last I came back on a Monday.
So the Mandalay Bay and I told John Morgan and builds, Hey, you have seen might buy Strike Force and they laughed their ass off for a while.
Standing there in the front, I actually looked up on my pants down.
Or do I have something hanging out of my nose because these guys won't stop life for what I said wasn't back one.
But they honestly looked at it as just remember, gives strength for your rivals and it just didn't seem possible.
And then they were on that week, I remember junk on a pro.
Give me those details When he talked about was this thing's going down.
Sure enough went down, but I don't know.
That's a fun fact that I guess I always mentioned one occupies but talk.
Your problem's gonna host the your seat to 49 my card and it's not gonna have her beaver Marta made off.
Defending is U of C is understanding, You see, retired.
Like I said, it's stepping in for her being a mother made off, basically stuck in Russia.
Healthy, define, ready to fight.
Just can't leave Rush and he'll be facing Tony Ferguson.
That's the new main event.
I mean, Dana said that mistakes were made pretty much on every.
He doesn't want you to be happy.
He's their side.
Everyone plus every day, woke up something.
You was world, something you probably haven't today or yesterday since, since he's announced that I'm under.
I mean, I think there's a reason why they're trying to keep all of this.
Spy it, your location, all that stuff just so.
But the fact that they're gonna put a card together, Yeah, you're looking at two guys who were probably at the end of the day.
We were against putting fights on right now, but at some point, we get over it and we talk about once left, what's gonna actually happening? You embrace fights, it just you bring up the apex bringing up Mandalay Bay yesterday, thinking that interview.
So we brought that up.
I started to miss those things.
And the *** is a beautiful center.
So I'm missing my mate.
I'll be happy that it's bad.
Um, but I think you've been all very clear that we just don't feel like I should be going on right now.
Hopefully, they take all the precautions they need to take what we can only beat that horse so much.
You know, at some point, we gotta talk about what's left.
What's left is you got an awesome car.
It really is an awesome card.
And they are gonna fight for the interim lightly time, which I don't agree with.
Do you know what hold it? A no brainer.
But I think that's something, he says to the mainstream media.
To the casual fan's folks, it is not not, you know, bring it because so being a model made out did nothing wrong with being a mother made out this healthy of evening.
Romanoff defended his title against Dustin Foyer in September of 2019.
It hasn't even been here.
It's barely been 1/2 year.
You don't really worry about these types of things until you've gotten to a lease the one year mark.
Or maybe you're at the nine month mark and your champion tears his need for it.
And you know he's gonna be out another nine months, which puts you at 18 months.
That's when you start the heart alone.
What are we going to do here? Because not everybody comes back, you know, nine months later, I mean, sometimes it's a setback.
I don't like this, but we know why they do this, because it's just easier to sell something that says, Guess what? At the end of the fight, somebody's getting about rap.
I don't think the fighters particularly thrilled about it.
Neither one gets a pay per view cut unless they've negotiated that on the road because nobody's a champion going in.
Tony's a former interim Langree champ, confusing, but it doesn't it doesn't apply to him.
That's why you saw him with the boat, By the way, when him and would be about that final sterile here in Vegas, he had a belt.
It was the old belt.
If you notice would be about the new bill because he's had a And since they show, you know, uh, lost the new Belt cities.
Yeah, but there is no title defense.
I suppose both guys will get a 30,000 by Rebar, as opposed to where the normal he fit in the scheme of sponsorship.
I'm either guys too worried about it.
I mean, guys like, you know, all we like, but, uh, those guys think, you know, they're gonna go in there and fight.
Tony's been training.
I'm sure Justin's probably had somewhat of a camp, but not as intense is that song.
But he probably got paid handsomely to step in and fight.
So there is an interim title on the line.
Five round main event That that going back to Tachi Palace? Not only will it be the home of your C to 49 it seems like you see is secure this venue for the next two months.
So when you hear our bookings, like with the same crew, I think he just got booked recently before it's called.
I believe that whole Siri's like that fight card.
It was empty place in Nebraska and I think that we're gonna have a UFC fight card in Brazil.
All that is gonna be pushback thio too Touchy powers.
Now, there's also rumors.
In fact, several in the rumor Dana White has stated that he's securing a private eye.
They're not buying the island, but securing a private island where you can have international events.
So I may have misspoke.
They you see 2 50 cardinals and taken Brazil.
That kind of qualifies.
That's the international.
Where's this island? I don't know.
I guess the Caribbean Really Who knows? I don't know where the island is that because you're not welcome? Yeah, We're no friends.
Price. Select media of any media.
I don't know what's gonna happen to talk to you about those details.
They're still slowly coming.
But any fight birds that we talk about here, aside from you see 2 49 are gonna be a toxic cause.
Tachi palace is governed basically by Oh, that tribal.
They didn't have their own commissions, their own governments, the state of California.
Governor Newsome as that, uh, you know, the six people can congregate up So a number of five or 10 or something like that.
So a sporting event just isn't possible In the state of California, the State of California is athletic commission.
C sac wants to have a commission.
They go by whatever governing Governor Newsome says, so they won't oversee this in the past.
Even when talking pounds out their own Siri's, they would still have the commission come in and oversee it.
There will be no commission to oversee this event.
In fact, I believe they're talking about sanctions being levied toward some of the officials that they take part in this.
I don't know what that means.
Don't let me get suspended or fined.
All that will be sorted out with why you have seen many things to be sorted out by money.
Hey, again five.
Find 500 bucks goes for wrapping, but we'll just tack on an extra grand, all right, those types of things.
Now, if your license is going to get spending for two years, that's when you may go.
Hey, bro, you can hate me all you want, but unless it's on life changing check, I can't work for two years.
But that's where all this kind of gets a little good night. Our system has.
You know, That's kind of why we envision the reason for them not really tryingto announce any of this stuff because it get some time to come up with things like that.
You're right one day, willfully.
Soon this will all be over and that we fights in Nevada will be fights in California.
He fights everywhere, and that's where.
Possibly those things.
Yeah, we want it done the right way.
Honestly, even though we disagree with the fact that they're coming back of it soon, I want it done the right way.
If they have come back to the apex with Nevada State Athletic Commission watching closely because look, we're lucky.
California and Nevada to states that our heroes were actually from California.
You have lots of relatives and friends in California, so I'm watching this fairly well in terms off what is in other countries and even in our own, uh, east coast of this country.
It's definitely hit them harder.
But I honestly felt that goes with what we've been seeing in Nevada, that the Count or Nevada State Athletic Commission, might in peace.
Observe and watch, you know, watch them.
Let's see if if maybe the attacks would be suitable and granted, they could make you do one show and then pull the plug.
I don't know, but you see, didn't want those words.
I wanted to just know that for the next two months we can present the show's on the States and just move forward when they elected to go in that direction.
I don't know how it's going to sit with the level, maybe Nevada's and be okay with it.
But again, the California State Athletic Commission will not oversee this, and that's something we're gonna have to keep an eye on.
I don't know what kind of laws are out there in these times, where maybe a federal government action or you gonna speak of him actually injured or over? Do anything that that what's overstepped the bounds off tribal lines.
You know, which kind of governors themselves.
So anyway, uh, that's our home for the next two months.
And you see to 49 is ago.
So who else is on the card? Rose on the unis versus Jessica and Raj Francis and gone and versus you John's ear.
Rosen struck your roses.
Jackson, There's Ian Euros.
Ah, I mean, it's a solid card. I got it right here.
If I got the card in the east of a car that great, really good manager all match up.
You you've laid out so far is a matchup.
You can't complain about the car.
That just won't be.
There's no there won't be any fans, president.
Alright, here we go.
So on our website and I'm a junkie, you make it really easy for you.
Just go to the tab at the top.
It's schedule and bam! All the info set.
So Tony Ferguson first just engaging five rounds with you, see intern lightly title.
Jurgen to Castro versus Great Party.
Weather is okay.
The Sentinel okay.
Versus Niko Price.
Does anything stand out about that? But you just, uh, wait out.
We're going to cast a recovery.
What? Greg Hardy before instead, he's had lung problems, asthma.
This is the exact type of individual that you want to avoid.
He should be quarantined.
You really shouldn't.
Because if you were to get it, that would do horrible events with guns.
You know, if he's already on an inhaler, that's just bad, right? It's a guy that I would imagine still have us football money.
You know, like, I don't know.
That's the big, big, big risk.
Has I remember that? And you got busted for the center looking for sneak Oh, Price.
Calvin Cater versus Jeremy Steve's? No, there is one thing that just jumped out, Actually, two things that just don't Francis In Ghana, in Georgina, Rosa struck along with the riot, all versus when all those all right fighters there on the free lands on ESPN two.
Why aren't they on ESPN? Want just ESPN? What else is just being there? Going on.
I think they just want to keep you going.
All that, you know, give you no reason.
Just tune in at a certain time.
Alexander Hernandez was more more Alice, I guess he wanted a part of Michael Johnson called him up Ray board versus Marlon Vera to like a boat.
Well, there's Michael Johnson right there versus comma worthy siege Are you Banks with Sarah Morass on Sam Ali versus Bryant's fan.
So the fight will start out on ESPN plus at 3:15 p.
Pacific 6:15 p.m.
Then they will to ESPN two.
Where the 8 p.m.
Eastern five Pacific.
That's four fights.
And then it's a pay per view, which you can order from ESPN plus must be ESPN plus to be able to support of the table.
About that, you're going through a pay wall or a paper.
And then I must say, if you're gonna pay for 99 3 years Plus you may want to consider What is it? 12 99 for Lulu ESPN plasticized only plus some pack.
It cuts out there.
I actually enjoyed it, and I don't think it's a bad deal, considering mostly powerhouses.
Who's got stuff? Disney and the farmers were all still paying a lot like you gotta figure out where you're gonna cook before.
But, uh, yeah, I don't want you to arrive on Saturday of your casual fan tuning in for the first time saying, Wait, what? What biologist body is being plus? Yeah, it's going to be a favour of you and I haven't heard anything about the price changes.
So more than likely 64 95 catching up right there.
So that's the card.
But that's it, user.
Some really, really good fights, and I see what they've done.
They're spreading some of the talent on McClellan's because it's gonna be on ESPN plus two or just being, too.
And I think their strategy is Hey, let's mix of New France, especially in God and Garden could be fighting for the heavyweight title later this year.
I personally feature on pay per view, but I think they're gonna say, you know what? We might get more exposure on on the on ESPN two at this point, you know what I mean? So I mean, look, top to bottom.
It's It's really, really a solid card.
Main events and a great, great fight.
Tony Ferguson, 25 3 15 and one in the last 10 years.
I mean, that's just unheard of in that division.
With the exception of the I was also at all. And that's my fault.
Smooth guy who was supposed to find a beat him out of there.
No, and 11 yes, your plumbing on.
You see? Well, so not as many fights, but never lost and just engage is like 21 2 So just top of the notch lightly here, there's gonna be a really, really huge shake up for but my re divisions, Same division occupied by your castle.
Call me MacGregor.
You know what I mean.
But how does that impact Connor McGregor? All right, let me tell you, the way it's supposed to happen is your undisputed champion, which is a beam amalgamate off G is gonna fight isn't unify his title with whoever wins this time.
The UFC interim lightly title, whether it's Tony or Justin of being should unify vs one of those uh, however mm, a rolls a little bit different.
Especially when it comes to car McGregor, especially you.
See, uh, you have seen makes Tana Bonnie.
When will be the model made off or and or con Roberto fights especially.
So the UFC is gonna want for McGregor to fight.
Be any scenario after that allows them to fight sooner rather than later.
You see the people, except what can they do here? The champ is supposed to unify with the interim champ.
Supposed to unify with the interim champ.
The only thing you see could hope for.
And that's a terrible word.
You see, Could I guess not hope for but not be mad at is if Tony or Justin wins the fight.
I'm not picking a winner just yet, but whatever happens, happens in one of them as the type of injury that has them step away from fighting versus a B and E and lights, lights and you guys.
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