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But it's not just a couple of years that are up here and just saying, you know, I heard Habib's fighting till No, no, We're going to give you all of the 411 regarding U of C 2 49 That's right.
That's what it's called.
Officially, they're sticking with UFC to 49.
We actually made the mistake of kind of turning the page and starting to call it to 50 because it's our ideas.
He hasn't cancelled shows in the ass, so I think they're just kind of like making this more of ah, they post home to U of C 2 45 but it's happening on the day goes that you see 2 50 wasn't We've been a part of a cart before, where it's been cancelled at the hotel will be broadcasted Mandali.
They do you, in fact, that we have time on Saturday.
We're gonna do another.
You have C card.
So basically the simulations that we did last week, it's gonna be on Saturday.
And I think this is the time the bus down, that felt what we have because we lost in one of the fights will be, Will be, will be on the card that we put together is John General versus Dan Henderson.
That's one of the coolest gift we have.
Isn't the felt at the studio, is it? I would imagine right, why I need to go there cause there's two things I need to bring back from there and they said So our studios at the Mandalay Bay.
So there's a hashtag down that's his manly based sports book.
That's where we stay out for 11 years.
Except we have been there, like a five weeks, right? Pretty much closed down all of MGM resorts, which includes Mandalay Bay.
But they did tell us if you need to come back.
We know you are.
But something along the lines of Come in, grab what you need and, you know, leave.
We couldn't go back there and do a show, that's for sure.
There's just no life right now.
Uh, that set us being in the state of Nevada.
They say at the end of the month, they're going to reassess.
Although I'm hearing goes, it may push it back Two more weeks.
When you hear that I heard Governor system like, right? Yeah, there was.
Somebody had pushed something my way on social media and it was looking like that.
But they want to reassess.
And I think he's just really young on the safe side.
Very cautious, that very, very conscious.
So back to what I was saying so to 49 is something that they have specified for the May 9th card.
All right, and we're gonna talk about that card that they've put together.
It started off fabulous, and frankly, they could lose three fights and it would still be fabulous because they did a great job.
However, we also knew goes that What are the chances? You know that this thing might survive.
Well, the first hit apparently is three title fights that they have for May 9th is Tony Ferguson versus just engaging.
So that's the fight that was supposed to happen last Saturday, Remember? Fell apart because the governor of California stepped in, he says.
He spoke to Disney.
Disney spoke to ESPN, ESPN told Dana White, president of UFC Standout.
They know I wanted to do with man.
He was ready to fly everyone and he's crazy, crazy and rich.
So that didn't happen.
And Dana waited about 72 hours, and even though he stood down, he made the announcement.
We'll get slot May night.
That's when we're coming back.
And so along the way we started putting the pieces together.
We knew Florida was probably it had a good chance of being in Florida, Right? Alright plays by its own rules, right? W W Ease is gotten permission.
Teoh do their shows in Florida.
There's beaches that are opening up in Florida.
That's a whole other conversation.
So anyway, that the new car that he had to build included three title fights of B vs Justin stays just engaging for the in Trump title and then you have? Amanda Nunes was supposed to fight Felisha Spencer, and then you were supposed to have Henry Cejudo versus Dominick Cruz.
Now UFC 2 50 which was gonna happen in Brazil.
I mean, I remember you see 2 50 at this point is off to the side.
You see, 2 49 is now on our main night here in the States, Not in Brazil.
Well, now we the although, Josie, although part of it, you know, that was the other half.
Henry was gonna flying to Brazil and fight one of the all time greats.
Although, e I mean, think about all the rabbit holes.
You know that I should have never happened because josie is coming off a lot, but whatever.
So in steps dominant, Cruz.
And guess what he's coming off goes a loss.
So does that make sense? No, But look, we're gonna cut the you see some slack because they're giving us a great card.
I think they're figuring things out as it goes truthfully.
Algemeen Sterling, the number one contender.
My eyes with Peter Yang being number one A.
I guess Algerian Sterling doesn't want to do a folk doesn't want to fight without doing a full camp in his gym and his gym's closed.
Peter Yang is in Thailand.
We're not even sure you could get a visa to come out and be.
That's why the whole other Fine Island thing is seems to be, ah, kind of like be outlet for the UFC for their international shows.
Those two guys air asked out right now because I'm sure Cruz works.
Yeah, he's over.
He's got Dominick Cruz.
But he's already stated that after that, he wants to revisit the Jazz.
L S o really Triple C's kind, sort of been one of those guys that's been calling his own shots a little bit.
I think the US he's been getting a kick out of it, so I could actually see that happening in its socks because those are two great contenders.
Yeah, you know, with although I gave in because it was gonna be in Brazil, all those had an incredible career, and I guess he deserves the catch a few breaks here and there.
But coming up a loss just with it wasn't sitting well with me because we had two great contenders.
But I just listed the reasons why those contenders won't be able to go on about a 10 minute fight.
Screws the winner of cruises pseudo thanks.
Sterling will be 100%.
There's no excuses there.
If this pandemic still presents challenges for international fighters to get in the USA and Fight Island exists that I think Peter Yang has a case.
I think they're gonna peaky Peter Young and Marlon Bayous that match up together.
And so now it'll be either sterling or if Sudo wins.
Maybe he has that kind of pull to get Josie, although Do is rack up names for we will probably be in the Hall of Fame.
I think he's trying to build a arrest.
May I'm a fighter of all time, but the greatest combat athlete Double.
I think that's the way he's looking at it.
It could be the guy like Peter you on a guy like Ultra makes during thank you just in his mind.
He thinks those names don't carry the weight that some of these others do.
So when five years from now, when we're sitting here, we're breaking down who? Some of the greatest fighters of all time and you go Josie also former champ down a cruise for you say those type of things.
I think it's building his case, his resume.
I think that's all he's interested.
Could be, you know, in that and selling paper views and getting a bigger cut.
It's a different era now.
I think you know, ESPN now handles the whole paper views, and I don't know how these athletes are.
All the cuts are working.
Usually get a percentage like 25 cents, 50 cents, $2.
It's whatever you negotiate, uh, from each favor of you.
But now the ESPN Air is different.
Thespians already committed to the UFC and said, Look, this many people whose air already sold we get everything that's extra.
We get the sign people up to ESPN plus because he can't get up interview without having ESPN plus its whole other era.
And I don't know that financially, anyone's really dug into it.
But the pay per view bonus still exists.
It could be the heat to see.
Some goes of more lucrative pay dates to equity.
Yeah, so that's Ah, let's rewind.
Of the three total fights, Mana June has recently did an interview.
She sounds like she's not gonna be ready on me, she says.
I'll be ready in June.
And on June 6th you have C 2 51 which will probably relabeled.
You see 2 50 was supposed to take place in Perth, Australia, with Alexander Volkov, Noski defending against Max Holloway and Valentina Shevchenko defending against Jo Jo Calderwood.
Shevchenko was on our junkie radio show about a week ago that she's out till August.
There's a recap there on the front page of every me junk if you want to check it out.
But it's not a serious injury, but she's not fight until August.
Well, cannot see.
And Holloway, I haven't heard anything that tells me that that won't happen, and I guess a man that could go to that card.
And now you got your your two champions once again, or two title fights once again, except this car takes a hit.
But this is the card that can withstand the hit.
From what we are, probably find some different heart, at least a finite for sure.
So we're left with Cejudo versus Cruz.
Those are bad and waits.
So does the chance.
Cruz is the former champ, Cruz as a five on 3.
5 years, and he's coming off a loss.
But he's one of the all time greats.
He's 22 2 overall, and he's at the W E C title and the UC title on his resume and one of the greatest minds ever, uh, call funds as well as a color commentator.
I mean, you can go on Hall from justice, is that But he's legit, man.
And then you got the Ferguson gauging matchup.
So for anyone has been under a rock, Helene hurt, Narmada made off, cannot defend.
He is in Russia.
That's 12 Ramadan holiday, I think, starts in two days.
And for one month, he observes the Muslim holiday.
Is it a holiday? I don't think so.
I think it's, uh it's not like Christmas is a holiday, but it's it's a religious day.
There you go that the Muslims of observed.
But it's accepted last for one month.
So the baby will be doing that till at least the end of May.
So he's just out of the picture.
Should that have me despite an interim title, that's a whole other conversation, which we've discussed, but I realize there's new fans every day so quickly.
I don't believe so.
Cause of beef defended last September against Dustin Boy A.
But the use he loves promote title fights.
And unless they seize, unless they heard something from a B, you know that they thought this guy's going to be difficult when we come back.
Maybe this was their way of, you know, the U.
Has tactics, but I don't think that this is it. I don't think so, either.
Hey, just like promoting belts, pain is gonna That's a that's a B has no blame.
It's be tried his hardest to get to the spot where he thought the fights we're gonna be Remember after after, uh, Brooklyn was canceled? That was thoughts that it might be in in the Middle East.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi.
One of those tools and be a location.
I think it was in the Abu Dhabi S o. B.
Took his camp towards Abu Dhabi with a stop in Dagestan, where he lives and countries were closing borders.
There was no there wasn't anything that was etched in stone.
I was telling him where the fire was gonna be and so I think a beat was just picking up in gold wherever he felt was comfortably wound up in Russia, and I can't get out.
So we're on record saying this doesn't deserve to be a in from title fight.
But look, it's gonna benefit the winner of Gaugin and Ferguson for two reasons.
It locks you in.
If you're healthy, you have to unify with the with the undisputed champion.
So what is that do? It kind of pushes McGregor out of Wakanda McGregor.
It's congregating so popular, he kind of almost ruin the plot.
The party, you know, And just if him and maybe go at it on social media.
I mean, the your seal won't make it happen.
So this kind of locks him out, fazes them out.
That's 12 The winner is a champion.
He'll get paper viewpoints when he fights of even.
That should sell pretty good.
What do you do with Connor now without now the time to do mate Nate? Part three is always in the tool bag.
And you know, Connor got pretty excited about that beyond math belt, that Jorge Mas little one.
So maybe he could throw itself into that mix for one Jorge Mas at all.
We'll stand and bang, which is what Connor wants.
So it's gonna be a great show or a model's popularity is at an all time high.
Uh, or a model was not necessarily a huge welterweight, so they could almost agree on 1 65 or just having at 1 70 And But the problem is, I want to see horning 10 vs tomorrow.
Guzman first, even Colby Covington is attractive.
Yeah, but I might have a model That's the make dough with our the way his can't told us.
They negotiated pay per views, and he's one of the few fighters it's been able to do that.
So he doesn't need the fight.
Whose mom and when the bell to get pay per views versus Connor.
He'll get him anyway, So I don't think that Hari Muzzle wouldn't step out of that fight if I Connor now.
At the time, it sounds like Connor was in the baby easies way in the fight.
So that's why I think or he just turned the page and looked at his mom.
But they were talking about that fight and honestly, with everything that's going on.
Let me go over the cargo. Quick.
We lost Amanda Nunes, a Felicia Spencer Francis and Ghana vs Jersey New Rosen struck.
Excuse me, Calvin Cater versus Jerry Stevens.
Donald Cerrone E versus Anthony Pettus Jurgen DeCastro vs Greg Hardy Alexey Oleynik versus For recent Purdum Carla Esparza versus Michelle Waterson Your eye a whole versus on all those Sousa that sent a lewd caress Niko Price and Bryce Mitchell versus Charles Rosa.
Yeah, they're probably gonna charge 64 95.
We've talked about the fact that in these days, this **** time Give us a break, though.
Still, with this count out there for a lot of people that haven't worked O r.
I've gotten reduced in pay or there are furlough, you know, whatever.
It's different cases for a lot of people, and Ah, hopefully the UC considers that, but the That's kind of what they're throwing at you.
And it looks like Jacksonville or the immediate area of Jacksonville's, where the fights are gonna take place.
Why do I say like that? Well, I've heard and I think MME.
Fighting was the first to report that Jacksonville was gonna be the location.
Except what? The way they phrased it.
Waas they're gonna land in Jacksonville and then going on undisclosed location.
Now, if they're gonna go to the we'll call it the Jacksonville Arena.
They wouldn't say it that way.
So it could be that they still go to land in Jacksonville and then maybe go to a city that probably, you know, you have your governor and you're mayor.
And just somewhere where they're gonna be welcome.
Or they could go toe Native American land.
I'm not an expert.
Ah, Native American landed in Florida, other than I know that Tallahassee has the Seminoles, and that's the West part of Florida.
And make a Suki, which was a reservation we want to is way down in the South by Miami.
Neither one of those is close to Jacksonville.
So there could be, you know, another tribe.
I guess I weren't in Florida.
Or maybe they just They just want to keep it show.
Yeah, um I mean, look, man, when it comes to Florida, really don't know, but, uh, I would say it's if you look at the map, it's price.
Something we're gonna do today.
Just bring out just see what's in that area within a an hour.
Max, right? You something like that.
Then you kind of figure out where they would end up going.
I mean, the governor is seems to be welcoming combat sports, and I think there's a little bit of, ah, connection there between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump, Dana White and Donald Trump.
It's a man and Deena Viner, both on that council that's advising the president in regards to sports and business.
And so I think I see what's happening.
So I don't know that they have to play peekaboo.
I didn't seek, you know, but so far that's the way it is That's going out of their way to say he landed Jacksonville and then they would undisclosed location.
I don't know how that's gonna work honestly, but I guess the important thing is we know it's Florida.
Well, here's the thing, and and hopefully it's OK that jump into another topic shirt.
I wanna wanna bridge this by saying it this way.
The way the news has been changing in regards to the UFC, day to day, hour by hour, we learn new things.
We learn new laws come into effect, George wearing a PFL shirt and they just canceled their season a couple days ago.
That news was pretty shocking to me because I felt like we were so close to probably getting back to maybe not normal, But whatever the new normal is gonna be.
And I thought maybe they wait a little bit more and see if this is something that they could possibly work with. Your help.
And, uh, you know, if you just look at the situation, we quite weak where you have ceased it, and then what happened? And then the adjustments they may I just feel like we were this close, that possibly kind of figuring out how this all may be ableto work at, but PFL pull the trigger.
Believe they're gonna be giving their fighters a little bit of the stipend every month.
Uh, what's that? Was a little shocking to me.
I can't I can't eat on because really they're doing this for the safety of their fighters, their staff.
I get all that, but you know, there's a conspiracy theorists out there that are saying, Well, wait a minute.
If you could it be that ESPN saying, Look, we gotta figure out how to make all this happen.
UFC needs some dates.
We can fill those days, that sort of thing, I don't know, but I thought they might have pulled the trigger just a little earlier.
Yeah, the counter.
The ESPN calendars probably lost six weeks now and Love March Madness, that ship sailed.
It's not like they're going to re book March Madness in 2020 but the MBA in the NHL I think their goal is to still finish the campaign.
Now toss in the beginning of baseball, and I honestly don't know, like which lead guys, what contract? But it seems like ESPN grab something from each league, you know, even if it's a Sunday night game or whatever.
And with football coming up, I just think the pry have a congested schedule now toss and boxing.
And of course you have.
See, you sees there.
They're meat potatoes for when it comes to MME.
PFLP's admitted that they know that Yeah, well, maybe just couldn't get the dates or PFL really wanted to stick to the formula.
We have a regular season.
There's no politics.
We just ranted and raved about politics, involving other fights, right with Cruz and although and pseudo PFL does away with all that you If you win, you control your destiny.
And eventually it's tournament style one versus 8 to 7 and so on, and they don't want to get away with that.
They didn't want to have an abbreviated season like MLB and NFL I've had in the past where they still had a World Series champ in a Super Bowl, too.
They didn't even want to have just the one night, you know, one off, you know, nothing like that.
They just said 2020 is gone and will focus on 2021.
When I first heard it, it was refreshing when I sat back, started drinking a beer and relaxing and thinking about it all, man one night tournaments were also couldn't.
They have just said, Look, we're just gonna have the tournament's just blocks.
No way of season.
You know where mine was going in many directions.
I know that last year they were in Long Island.
They were in New Jersey.
When you look at the map of Kogan, 19 and where it's done the most damage.
Those two states, New York and New Jersey Hammer where the finals.
They pride themselves on her on New York City.
The epicenter plants have been in Vegas on the biggest at this minute is Shut down. Yeah.
In fact, we'll peel back the curtain on something on Vegas.
I'm hearing that.
What? Vegas comes back, You know, India Resorts is like 10 hotels at least.
Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM itself X cows can a lot.
And I heard that they may not just go.
They're not just gonna flip the switch and they all come back.
I think they may come back slowly.
Now, don't take that one to the bank.
But, you know, you kind of just check in on different people that, you know, people exchange ideas.
And when you hear that I'm not offended by it, I think it kind of makes sense for them to come back slowly because I don't know that the tourists are just in a port.
And remember, tourists need to fly.
The airline business is getting Teoh.
Tourists need money to buy the flight to spend on the hotels.
Just, you know, like we just finished a in a little while.
Blake. It was the break off. A paper view.
People gonna be asking breaks for a lot of things.
You know, it's just this whole big ****ing ball of wax, you know, But a little by going back to what you said about pfl, they crushed me That the cancels if they bring them back one at a time.
I think Mandalay April has a good shot at being the 1st 1 just cause they're the furthest away from everyone else.
So they don't have to have that affect those congestion of all these different people coming in from different places.
They're off to the end.
So I would say that makes the most sense, them or MGM, right? If you're gonna open the hotel, I would think MGM has a good chance because they have the most rooms.
So I think it's 5005 rooms, so I think you can, like if you had MGM and Mandalay Bay, which has, I believe 3500 rooms unless just said you have 5000 reservations.
That means you have to open another hotel.
So I think MGM MGM is not attached to anything but it is more in the middle of this trip.
Uh, Manly based, attached the Luxor Mandalay Basin to be ground zero for Raiders on radio. Just coming up.
I don't know what if you shut down Mandalay Bay and start to build out all those things They have all those ideas that we heard about what was gonna happen for the Don't do that.
Football is going to be big and Manly Bay.
If not for the pandemic, you weren't gonna recognize certain certain parts of Mandalay Bay.
They were gonna do a lot of stuff that had to do with funneling people to the new stadium.
That's where the readers will play.
That's where you and Leo play.
That's what will be huge concerts and boxing matches in the main matches.
But all that's all I'm saying, Hold up.
Yeah, I'm telling you, do we can just go down the rabbit hole after Rabbit Hole after rival and I wanted to say something on behalf of PFL.
I know a lot of people are like you have see only for me if it's because you don't have enough time to dedicate the sport to all the other promotions there.
There I get, I really do.
But if it's because you think that town doesn't warrant your time just remember Anderson Silva wasn't a UFC fighter.
He came over from pride.
You spent more time with pride than any other promotion.
The car Grady became.
I mentioned Josiah held earlier.
Fire WBC was separate from the O. C.
They were under the UCM brother for a while.
And then W C completely closed its doors and wasn't even functioning under the use umbrella because it just became the use of you see, out of those weight classes.
She came over from Strikeforce.
So Daniel Cormier, Hey, sorted Tyron Woodley.
Sort of like Rachael. They all became world champions.
Eddie Alvarez key more from belt or became a world champion.
Other promotions have great fighters.
PFL has agree fighters, That's what I'm gonna miss it.
Roy McDonald was just picked up by them.
Justin Willis was just picked up by that, you know them that, along with some of their home grown talent, I think they would have at a really decent season.
And they were on ESPN.
They made it easy for me to catch him.
And, uh, I had a drink here.
It pouring out for for PFL for this season.
I that one stuck then hurt belt Or to 44.
What? That that got canceled.
That was gonna be June 6th with Michael Chandler.
Mrs Benson Anderson.
Think the winner was identified, uh, or would be in a good position to fight champion pitbull and then aging.
McKee was gonna settle it with Darrion Caldwell on.
They've been chirping at each other.
That was gonna be a good car in Chicago, whatever their background.
Because they say I never change my stops.
Okay, Is that wait? So straps so so Val towards canceled their June card in Chicago.
PFLP's canceled their season.
You have seen, man, I think we really have to rally and hope that, uh, they pull off this mean on a car.
Somebody's gonna have to be first, a nascar of it, a gulf of a tennis event, team sport.
It's gonna be really difficult.
I mean, there's already talk about there might be a second wave that comes and we got to start bracing ourselves for that, not the one where it comes with the flu sometime in the fall or the or the winter I'm talking about, there might be a second wave coming.
Now some states are opening early.
Let's see how that plays out.
I don't want anyone to get sick for sure. Movie.
We're living in a move.
It's pretty crazy, but I haven't think NASCAR golf comeback You think relatively quickly, right? You think? I mean, hey, look, I'll carry my own clubs.
I don't eat the Caddy, you know? I mean, should or I guess him and the county live with each other.
Maybe they just play the same golf courses and I don't know.
I don't know how that when I would watch many off right now on TV, they put it up really watching.
I watched Horse the other day, and one of our highest radio SportsCastr broadcast was just talking about the simulated flights.
So that went over well, and we're doing it against Saturday, folks.
We'll hear the car.
Sure, I'm straying from the beginning plan here for a second, but that was fun. I got lost in that.
I actually thought I was calling real fights at one point.
Here's the car guys for Saturday.
I think it's gonna be eight Eastern five Pacific, but I wanted to check with editorial and just see, we have a lot of listeners on the other side of the arm.
By that I mean the UK, most of Europe, which is nine hours from here.
The UK eight hours from here.
But I realize this parts of Europe that are even, you know, 1/10 hour ahead.
But I thought, Man, we haven't early afternoon affair.
Maybe some of our audience from that part of the world can tune into or we just stick with what got us to the party.
The prime times, a lot of eight Eastern five Pacific.
But regardless, that will be finalized quickly.
Shooting from the bottom to the top.
We never saw Anthony Pedestrians, Jonesy, although you want to hear something that'll trip.
Iago's Paris is a former UFC lightweight champ, all those a former featherweight champ.
But Pettus, recently not his most recent fight, but recently enough.
Find a welterweight and, although recently for the animal, so now they're literally three weight classes off our except after heyday, there were two and Pettus I wanted to drop and challenge.
Although, after all, though, it be frank younger.
So it all stems from that.
We were at that fight where it was at the Mandalay Bay. Yeah.
Ah, Matt Brown vs Carlos Condit.
I think I've seen two articles just on the topic alone of Matt Brown.
For what? He thinks he had covered 19.
So we take talks about that in one of the articles.
That way I get to that next year.
Yeah, and then the other one is hates him saying he he wishes he would have thought Carlos comment.
He really wants that find.
So guess what? We're gonna make it happen on Sunday.
Then we got Robert Whitaker versus Calvin Gasol.
We know why that one didn't happen.
They were on the same day Whitaker pulled out.
What do you like, kids? Sons? There something.
Hey, Have surgery and emergency surgery calls.
So he woke up saying, Ready to fight against Calvin Gasol.
And next thing you know, he was having surgery that night or the next night.
I mean, was pretty scary.
Since then, he came back and he lost Israel Adesanya, but we're still gonna make it happen.
And, uh, Kelvin Gasol since since then fought Israel Adesanya and he recently lost We lose too Israel.
When I said that he lost the Adesanya and the vessel was lost to, uh, Darrington Dio.
All right, so that's the feature about where three fights in next up hop failed a Sanjana's verses.
I can We never saw that one either after Connor McGregor not gonna ended up the whole end at the whole.
Yeah, I really could use those.
Oh, joke, man, you could choke you out, too.
Connor McGregor defeated Josie.
Although I'm not mistaken.
In December 2015 you beat him in 13 seconds, Josie.
Although it defended his title in six or seven times, he probably could have gotten a rematch, but I think it was all settled so quickly.
And the UFC just had this cash cow that instead of being the one saying a Josie, although deserves that he's an all time great kind of.
I was pleading the case.
Now he's coming over last.
Yeah, but does this all those all time? Great.
You know what the champ wants no.
Conrad Murray wanted make history, and he wanted to be a champion.
He wanted hold two belts at one time.
They wanted a change.
Half a old Osan Joe's for the lightweight title.
Somewhere during the camp, I failed.
Obasanjo's hurt his foot.
I believe he broke a bone in his foot.
Connor McGregor still bust his balls about it because I would have.
And in steps ideas.
Nadya's chokes on Connor Connors, obsessed with the re manage.
Connor then comes back and beats Nadya's.
In the meantime, Elbasan Jos fights Eddie Alvarez.
He loses the Eddie Alvarez I mentioned that earlier came over from belt or making the world champ than any Alvarez fights Connor McGregor and Conrad.
Gregor becomes champion because they had never stripped all the featherweight title, which he hadn't defended.
A lot of passes, man, you know, we talk about a B, and there is not.
No, he just bought six months ago.
You know, you really just take a step back.
That said, Connor McGregor delivered on the biggest stages and thats why he's famous and rich.
Regardless, that fight never happened.
We're gonna make it happen.
That's the Komen of it.
And the main event is going to be Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson.
This was gonna be you see 1 51 at the Mandalay Bay.
They were both coaches of I'm not mistaken on the reality show.
Henderson hurt his knee.
Chel Sonnen had to step in.
Johnson was coming off a loss to Anderson Silva.
But he had the gift of gaps and he would always step up.
And I guess, you know, I just decided to give him a shot at the title.
By the way, you did.
You know he was one of title.
Yeah, technically, if it would have made it out, it was a big cut on John.
Yeah, I was, like, dislocated or something.
I remember there was a real graphic cut.
And, uh, you can get an infection.
Folks, I think if the referee sees that, they may have been able to they may have stopped and Joselyn would've won and they would have to do in a rematch.
Your eye, all that about one like that? Yeah, but another thing that business was instead of grabbing the foot and putting it in gauze and disinfecting it and just carrying them out.
But they got him out there standing on that nasty optical talking to Joe Rogan.
You know what I mean? Like every second you were out there, you are risking an infection where you could lose your told your foot.
I mean, I'm no doctor, but I at least know that part.
Yeah, he even went to the post fight interviews where they all go and sit in the day.
A bunch of questions should at the hospital.
That was almost my stunt work last night was people who say, I'm no doctor.
I think we should just all sign a pact and say if for the most part, we're pretty sure that we all know who doctors are and aren't in our life, can we just get away from saying I'm no doctor or I'm no.
When I said that, uh, did you just say it and we just all know Well, let's not hold it toe.
George, of course, is no doctor.
But by you breaking the news that you're not a doctor.
Yeah, I just don't see very many people, so maybe I'll say this doesn't go for him.
I just mean and in general, don't gorilla like meek and diagnose that somebody looks like two days ago.
I'm no astronaut.
There's like hardly any of us.
There wasn't a second where I even thought.
Aren't you an astronaut? I think we could just all get away from that.
Anyway, Jones vs Henderson is gonna headline R e UFC to card and May junkie radio along with SportsCastr will present that on Saturday.
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That does sound likely at this point on there's the card, so belt or cancelled or there's the next card.
PFL a season all of 2020 cancels you have seen loses the fight in Nunes and Spencer.
We haven't heard that officially from the FC, but Amanda Newness came out inside it and I could see her just getting bumped.
Now I don't think you season at the wait till June 6 to have another car, because I'm already hearing that on May 16th 1 week after you see 2 49 there will be a card somewhere just won't be a and a number card.
So more than likely, not a pay per view card and more than likely not a stacks card, or at least not like this one.
But while Terrorist has already said he versus Alistair, ordering sounds likely for the 16.
There's something along the lines we just got to get past that one car goes, and that's why we got Brasilia.
No problems with your seat fighters are mammal if this one can happen, and then we gotta wait a couple weeks and nothing happens.
And I think the U.
S sees often running and I think belts or I'll be off and running, and I think the regional scene will be often running.
But that's really such a P d.
I think for MME.
Combat Sports and any other sports are also gonna be watching.
Everyone's gonna be watching.
So you gotta think what would be the things that could derail all that situation? Uh, Lyman Good came out and said he's a fighter for the UFC.
We had a run Abella Tory's well, he had Kobe, 19 said he didn't want to add to the panic.
So he didn't really come out and say it right away.
What? Yes, since recovered.
It's something like that.
Were to come out of one of these cards.
Do you think it just sets everything back to square one? Because I honestly don't think so.
I think I think now that we're in, we're just in because how you didn't prove that he got it from that fight, but not lemon, but just anyone in the car.
There's so much there's travel.
We could've easily gotten at the airport leaving the event, and he trained have in Manhattan it so so I don't even know that like positive tests like that would probably said anything back.
I think it's once they get the first card off, that's just they're gonna keep going.
I don't think there's anything that can relieve the rails unless, like what, my good on a ventilator and we're all praying for him.
Could that be something seriously not told? You see, because his case of one year how do you prove that he got it from the actual fight? That's the problem, right? He could have got it at the airport on the way, but I would say that the minute let's say Let's say you are my trainer and I was a fighter and we're doing SportsCastr on the side and you do in our lives the minute you and I pack our banks and get in that uber or drive ourselves or whatever, it's part of the event.
So because we have to drive to get to our job, it can't just be from the minute they step into the octagon, you know that I put the basket lead and wash again when he gets home.
I mean, you just don't know it Be hard in it on the UFC.
So you would have never left his home, though, if he did that The fight.
So all that I think falls under He thought so a week before a week after at least and the fight.
So there's a two week block that I think falls on the UC two weeks.
Yeah, well, you got to get there on a Tuesday.
Yeah, but when he gets back, I mean, I mean, we didn't get a Walmart or do whatever, like that's I'm so I guess you're right, I guess.
Ah, we are holding them responsible to come home and I think we would all nto UFC.
But really, Adam, I don't know that you could, no matter what I think the media's gonna pointed at the U. C.
Say this fighter came back.
I don't think if the fighter wants to be genuine, the artist is a yeah, locked up.
I went toe, I went to McDonalds and grab some burgers.
I wanted to enjoy my law.
Are still insisted as well.
Then I think that's probably a good indication.
It doesn't mean it will suck them down, but I think it will be like, you know, But if it's a case where fighter keeps it quiet and they're back and they're healthy and they're ready to go, then which which is really technically high percentage, most cases, I think doing they could set back the UFC is just something serious online.
And how do you want to say that I'm going to say something where we're all sitting around praying like UK Prime Minister? We had a really close brush with that and look at how a jolt of that country and I think other world leaders are like a lot.
I mean, look at really go bare and how quickly those dominoes fell after that.
So okay, maybe What? Your stance on your stances, I think way Big Castle there.
Really? I think once the event goes off, I think that's it.
They're just in a keep calm. Thank you.
But like, two or three positive tests would hold them back two or three make.
Yeah, it might be baseball might be three strikes and you're out.
It might be to fighters in a production centre or, you know, I don't know.
Um I think minor cases, I think, might be knowing Dana White.
He may say that's just when they say the cause of doing business, the cost of doing business be some coal national.
Not not exactly like that.
But basically, look, the business has to run.
I mean, it's either that or he gathers all of his employees and those who wants to go on for low.
Who wants to get, you know, we're going by seniority.
We gotta cut 100 people.
I mean, I realized he has to make decisions.
I'm not defending him.
I'm just telling you what what I'm hearing.
I got some friends that run businesses with 20 people.
I've got other friends that are high up in businesses with thousands.
So they're giving me stories.
I'm watching the news, and but I could see Dana White Sand.
Look, I paid you all this much.
I can only do so much.
In fact, who told me? I just heard that the win.
Those guys, I think that they had been paying allegedly Don't hold me this, but you know, something that sounded fairly accurate, Something for more.
But the women Bellagio are winning.
Uncle were paying their employees early on.
But I think as of may be the end of the month or something like that, they're going to start doing for low, because for what I hear, they're losing three million a day years.
I mean, you know, that's this is big business talk.
If those employees one, we eventually come back, they're gonna have to stand down, take cuts, do for those whatever is happening there.
And if somebody works there, never heard that.
I actually I hate talking about it like that, but look, it's something that it's a little bit of the talk on the street, you know what I mean? here in Vegas, you get that next topic going.
I want to remind you guys about SportsCastr.
Here's why this Thursday, the NFL draft.
Finally, some sports we get to talk about the NFL's private one has taken the least amount of of hits because they just weren't in season.
But they got the draft coming up and really been proving SportsCastr and I've been here, and some of the takes of some of these guys are like the Buffalo Bills.
I mean, that's on my team.
But I caught a couple of their little, um what they called the shows here on SportsCastr to some of the extremes.
A lot of the a lot of different sports.
Uh, what was really lighting themselves on fire? Another one, because that was Who was it since he had it? Cincinnati Bengal Geier's know Baltimore Raven Guy was on any today.
He was talking about who they need to get.
So Chance SportsCastr, because there's a lot of smart people out there.
They're given all their knowledge on the draft, and then I can't wait to hear about the draft, but the same way George and I are doing that.
You guys could do it.
I mean, that's kind of how we started.
We started off the spans and we're passionate about something, and we went out.
Created a radio show.
13 years later, we're still here.
We're still talking about this.
So, um, it's pretty cool to go on SportsCastr and see those type of things that don't forget.
You can be a sports car.
I gotta find a 40 Niner channel.
I got to see what's happening.
I know we have two first rounders.
Looks like three and four or No.
Something like that.
I know some of the middle rounds with your key rounds.
We're, ah, where we don't have anything.
So, yeah, I guess that we can trade one.
Well, get something out of a look. A Gronkowski.
He was retired last year for the Patriots, but he still had a contract.
That's what he wants.
He wants the link up with Tom Brady.
So Bellatrix said, All right, well, we're turning the page on that era, and he got 1/4 round pick for he had to give up a seven and drunk, but he got 1/4 round pick have and that's how you build.
You go through the draft so much.
Definitely find a 40 Niner channel and see what the latest is.
The sample school. 40 Niners.
We were just one or two pieces away from being right back there and we went from four and flow to hold direct 13 3 or something like that.
It was a doormat you might have been 12 for.
If your team sucked this past year, just like that, it could change.
What was you guys record.
We have three wins.
Like I say, we went from foreign soil to the Super Bowl.
We had the lead.
We had a 10 point lead with seven minutes left.
So it can happen, man.
Any any team can just, you know, I mean Vegas cool.
Tonight's did not exist.
The season prior was up one.
Nothing on the Washington Capitals in the in the Stanley Cup.
Then they lost four in a row.
But still, how incredible of the story is that there's Ah, that's straight.
Well, what else will get back to me? But there's somebody in the chat that's actually from San Francisco, and I was telling George I read an article.
It was on USA Today that they were talking about What if the Niners did win the Super Bowl? They would have had their Super Bowl parade, and that just would have been a lot of people in contact within themselves.
Right around the time this virus was kicking off, it could have not decimated San Francisco.
But you know, that population is packed into a little area because it really bad.
So I heard that I heard that I remember I said, Well, did it? Did Kansas City get hit? But with their parade? You know, I don't know if he did or didn't.
But the one thing that I will say is the coasts I've gotten hit the hardest.
It all started with a case in Washington.
And then, of course, we heard about 15 deaths in the state of Washington.
I know that San Francisco is one of the first cities to shut down, and then the state as a whole did very well.
But New York, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut.
Now I'm here in Boston, Massachusetts, the coast got it, and then it seems to be working its way, for it's the Midwest.
The South it is.
It's the invisible monster, you know.
And the only way you can spot it is to test more.
Uh, and stay home.
BJ Pit is hitting.
Ah, be dependent sitting out of retirement.
I like hearing that.
I don't know his financials.
We always assume just because we saw some countdown show 15 years ago that the family comes from money.
I mean, I've heard that before.
There's a credible people that upset it.
But, you know, um, God, Mike Tyson had a lot of money at one point and then lost.
You know, now he's built himself back.
But if he's set on money for sure, then I love the news of him not fighting again.
I think if he's in it just on, retire and try and pick up 200 grand with another organization, combat a rise and just kind of do one off built off his name.
Um, well, I would want someone to stop me if I could leave 200,000 for my kids. I don't have any kids.
So more than likely would be a selfish decision on my part.
But, uh, if some of these guys, that's the only way they know how to make money now he has.
I think they had a UFC franchise for him in Hawaii.
Do you see gym? Franchise? Um, he seems like the type of fighter that could probably command a decent paid onedio show up and sign autographs, you know, or did seminars or whatever, but for a long time I see the route for him in because CPIs are, that's scary.
And that's what I worry about with a lot of these longtime veterans that have taken damage.
But who knows if that money is dried up? Because for the longest time, he was the IT guy in Hawaii, and now you got your max all the ways of the world.
Ray Cooper from Hawaii. Just work, PFL.
So who knows if some of these, uh, these gigs where he would try and pay money to have him come sign, just dry up? And now people are looking for Jamie Holloway.
Give me Cooper, Amy Tamara's gooey Madero.
Some of these guys I don't know now.
He didn't say that.
It's just too much effing work to do the camp and it just prepped for a fight.
And remember, folks he's no longer with you.
See? So where would you go? I don't know.
Would it be still the same high? You know that the spiders chaste.
They want one more win or one more fight, Maybe Japan.
You know, uh, he's fought there before belt or right now.
Just finished canceling their latest show that talked about which one was it again to 44 or to 14? Can't be too.
It is 2 44 postponed.
PFL canceled their season.
I mean, I guess one championship, they're fighting with no crowds, I think I think the retirements probably the right thing at this time.
I mean, what what couldn't understand? It seems like the crackling circuit has been paying somewhat decent wages.
Something like that.
I wouldn't mind seeing do something like that you want because I think once you tasted MME that high is not comparable to others is what I've been told.
I heard from people that have grappled people that have done pro wrestling.
It just wasn't the same as knocking someone That's not his primal.
I think you know that high that you get from beating someone, uh, and overcoming an injury and drinking camp or outside litigation problems or whatever your drama within the household.
But for one night, you go out there and beat somebody in front of people.
They just They just say it's undescribable and you're right.
I mean, I guess he could do some grappling, but I think they just chased that big stage where right now, the big stage doesn't seem to be anywhere.
There's the shows that might happen.
Aren't even gonna happen in front of a crowd, Do you see 2 49 won't happen in front of a crowd.
It won't have in front of a crowd.
Uh, you know, the champ is young.
Willie just got back to China.
She had that great fight with you and a young jae check.
That was March 8, today's April 22 I think on April 20th she landed back in China.
That's literally like, almost six weeks after her fight, she was stuck here race.
That's how tough it is to get out of the United States.
Um, you would think that she I wouldn't say maybe has the bat phone to President Xi.
But I think she has the ability to go Hello with one of the champ for this country.
And I'm sure you're proud of me.
Can I go back? You know, Can I get in there somewhere in the pages? I took a plane there and brought two million Masback like, could she have gotten pitched right there? I mean, that was a shocker.
I don't think she's leaving there for a while and shoot.
She's been she was gone from here is I don't know what part of trying she's in, but I'm hearing there's a little bit of a resurgence of an outbreak home. Teoh.
Yeah, having to put in another camp and do all she's pretty active here.
Maybe because there really wasn't much to do that if I was awesome. Tonto.
When I went out, please, she's probably gonna take some time.
I don't think we'll see her.
We pinch rows and Andraz didn't happen.
Tatiana Suarez does it come back.
So really, it's just the rematch that awaits her, and I think she's probably cool taken and I think she's probably coolest and lose my number call me in September, October November for some pro.
Until then, I'm buddies.
I remember I'm not even thinking about fighting.
So you have. She's back.
And then I guess you know a few other little bits here before we bounce.
Damian Maya vs Diego Sanchez in his retirement buying.
Look, I'm sure someone asked him to do the interview, but the forecast that far down the road, I think.
Damien Mind, I really wanted to finish in Brazil, he tried.
Give us cover burns.
It didn't work out what you really want his last fight to be on Fire Island or in front of no crowd at the eight packs or on tribal land.
Once I would say that if that's his wish, make it happen.
I think he even though he's not a champ, he should be ableto do it.
If the opponent is also game.
And I could see did listen in ***an.
That's my cup of tea, that title fight.
But I still see something like that later on in 2020.
Would you not agree? Yeah, I would wait.
I mean, I just don't know.
You're gonna have the satisfaction of laying your gloves in a cage in some warehouse on an island or something like, I think you want that crowd, especially a guy like Damien Max.
He's so respected in Brazil by just about everyone like you Rarely hear anything say anything bad about the guy.
He's one of the nicest.
Do whatever he deserves that home, and he deserves to be in front of his people's.
I would wait a little bit and, uh, I like the magic, the hope it is deemed essential.
You know, the original UFC to 49 was supposed to be last Saturday, April the teens.
It didn't happen Onley e u F c.
We call those fights, however, the night before actually the morning before, so April 17th Tony Verse and stepped on the scale at £155 I heard with four days left he was 179.
So that guy lost £24 just to make weight.
Now it wasn't because when fighters have an opponent that drops off late in the week, if the fighter makes weight usually solidifies that they're gonna get their show money.
Sometimes us, he'll just give him the show money anyway.
It's not their fault.
The other guy I didn't fight.
My question to you goes, is Why did he do this? There was no fight.
He's mid thirties.
It's no picnic to lose.
24 are four days.
Was that mental towards just engaging? Was it mental towards Cubby? Was that mental towards the whole division? Was it just him? I wanted to prove a point to himself.
I mean, why did he do this? That I think it was him.
I didn't understand the point of doing that.
I mean, if you have your have you of your Dustin and he makes weight.
Really? What does that do to you? What do you care? Right, right.
He's scary as it is.
Him making weight doesn't maybe go.
My God, what have I got myself into? Hasn't fought in a really long time.
I'm showing himself that he could still do it, getting a little confidence just going through those motions.
I think he sells it as everybody check this out.
But I think it's really just between him.
I mean, for I read the headline and a little bit of the story.
I kind of heard he was going to do it.
And when he did it, I remember one that's a gangster right there.
But you know what? On to the next story, you know, under the next story.
And many are on the next story in line, right? What's for lunch or where's the dog? I'm a lot like I went from being impressed for that 5 to 10 seconds that I thought That's a G to I didn't notice me.
I don't whatever cool.
You know, there's no fire like that zero.
I went from that to zero ****s like pretty quickly, so I just don't know what he got, what he got out of it.
But Tony's wired man in a different way.
Fighters are wired in a different way by the Tonys, wired differently from other fighters.
Um, I will say this Tony's a so color.
We used to do some great interviews with him before, and I always felt like they had a Tony Robbins type of ah vibe to him were when the show was ever over.
I wanted to go and kill it at the gym or do something that I've been putting off like.
He's really, really motivating.
You know what I mean? He'd give me pumped up for ****es.
Fight wouldn't even be for a six weeks away.
But the way he was talking to was all that God has any fighting this Saturday.
So there's some of that to him, but a little bit more of what he's become in the last few years.
He's kind of distanced himself a little bit for media.
I think he maybe even looks down.
I mean, maybe he didn't like the way he was covered when he had those personal problems, who knows? But some of that stuff just seems a little off the wall against a little bit.
But he was one of the only guys that after an interview with him, you almost didn't want to continue the show because he got so amped up that it was hard to just get back down.
We have to take a commercial break ins chill.
I think that made you want to see everybody.
Chickahominy of your buddies could call you Go call your text, you go.
You want go to the gym and have you got a big old sandwich and a beer.
You're watching that flakes or ESPN.
You probably just not answer the tax.
Tell your friend f off you just leave it to the next day.
If Tony Ferguson says, I'm outside, Big chop quick, are you just throwing on a sweatshirt, tying your laces and running out there? You know? Oh yes, that effect, folks. That's it for today.
We're gonna get on out of here.
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