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This isn't a mistake or a one time.
This is our spot.
And so, of course, why even hide it the agenda that days to talk about? You see 2 51 It is a pay per view.
It's a stack review.
It's got three title fights.
Has been one changed a massive change since the last time we got together.
But if Europe all over him a junkie and major key radio or just sport in general, you already know what I'm about to say.
But anyway, on today show you I will be discussing everything that's in and out of your seat to 51 which takes place on Saturday, and a quick reminder goes, and I'll be doing a SportsCastr watch along.
So it's called the UFC 2 51 Watch along on SportsCastr Saturday at 10 Eastern seven Pacific.
Now, knowing us will probably dip in a little bit early is gonna be a lot lock on with three title fights, including tomorrow's non versus or hay mas.
A one week ago, where Turnbow.
Now it's Jorge Mas.
It'll last Thursday night.
I believe you found out Gilbert Burns had tested positive for cocaine. 19.
So we knew he was out.
How weak that fight we thought was going was not enough.
Monster on Covington.
Kobe were chirping on online, But that's become the norm now, or a lot of fighters start to say, Hey, I'm in, Put me in coach that type of thing.
But it just didn't seem realistic.
Hilbert, Burns and Camara was not supposed to board a flight to the, uh to Abu Dhabi.
You e United Arab Emirates last Friday around 9 p.
Neither one boarded.
We know Burns didn't board because he was infected with Kobe.
Newsman didn't board because he didn't have a new opponent and goes, That's what I thought.
What was like the kind like the clincher was okay, they're just going to reshuffle these guys.
Do you see 2 52 or something like them? That's why I wasn't thinking much about moms with on coming.
But I'll be ****ed.
It's it's model now.
Yeah, I mean, that's the crazy thing.
If you look at the first week of UFC coming back.
And what happened with John Kerry? That's an adjustment that UFC made.
Is doing this testing early, before these guys even go out before they can possibly touched and be around other fighters and infect them.
So you have to give the UFC their props in the way they developed a system.
Granted, have been more guys that been popping.
But at the same time, I would say this is just probably more of a training thing that it is, uh, people actually coming in contact at fights and all that.
So if you're and then a foul fan and then be a fan and MLB fan right now, you got to be looking.
The UFC is the standard on how to make this work.
I mean, you're and which is really surprising to make them watching the NFL, and I'm seeing some of the things they're doing, and it just seems so lazy and lacks, like, I really think thes season's might be in jeopardy if they don't bigger systems out.
I think they need to put these these teams and hotels and just completely isolate on doom, and that is that It's the only way we could make it happen, but but a lot of crops need to go towards the UFC, and sometimes we could be critical not coming.
You'll see pretty.
But I think they've done it right, and that's women.
You know, this This card has two other big fights on it.
And to still go out there and deliver or hey, Ma hospital, it's pretty good replacement big time.
So, yeah, Jorge mas, it'll negotiated overnight.
And by Saturday morning, or I guess I should say, By Sunday morning he was here in Vegas.
So I guess from Friday night through Saturday, negotiation took place.
Remember? Was supposed to be Jorge Mas all against tomorrow's one here in Las Vegas International fighting Well, all that went to the wayside.
There is no international my week that's been delayed as it right now till, like save the October.
That's when they have the Hall of Fame.
That's when they have the world in many awards and a bunch of other stuff here in town.
Why this fire was still going to take place on Yas Island.
Take a bite island as island is in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi's part of United Air and rests.
That's why I called it the U A. He earlier.
And so about five weeks ago, the negotiations still off and still Burns stepped up.
Soma's It all was off to the side.
He didn't seem to discourage.
But remember, he was kind of publicly spat in a little bit with Dina.
Why in the UFC and why should I get paid half to fight for the world title? Then when I got paid for versus Nadya's for this belt, that maybe is and I really created the PMF belt, it didn't make sense with him.
It didn't register and like what is going on with the promotion? Why is it this way, Dana? Why was firing back on were the promoters.
That's what we handle your the fighter.
You signed an eight by contract.
You're in your your only on the second fight.
Come on, you know, and we're the promotion that's not making any money off of the gate.
You know, protection maybe buys, you know, and we're not letting go of any employees or anything, So we're still trying to sustain over here.
We just don't have time to bicker over dollars sense with certain fighters.
But UFC made a deal with you A with some partners in Abu Dhabi, and they dealers were going to give you a 10 mile radius where it's called a safe zone for the UC for their staff.
That goes for the ESPN production in the U.
Production fighters on everybody that supports and that, you know on.
And I'm sure there was, Ah, probably some payment, but you deliver great fights to us.
So I think there was some pressure that the U.
C probably wanted to deliver eso.
They had a write a bigger check the Jorge Mas all What will down to Tory Maazel kind of had them by the balls that I think Kobe Covington did probably get a phone call.
They weren't able to agree on terms they were able to.
Everyone turns with miles at all.
So we're back to the original main event of who's known responsible.
Used to be one isn't what we wanted.
Yeah, but I would have wanted to full camps from both fighters.
It sounds like we're only going to get a full camp from Luke from Luke's mom.
However, two things Dustin Poi did a recent interview when he's saying that Horny was there every day for him as he prepared for Hooker.
We did an interview back in April where Mas Vidal said, Hey, little this, Everybody know, But my coach, my longtime coach, Paulino Fernandez, lives with me.
So we get a lot of training here, and I am not falling out of out of shape like these other fighters are for Kobe is not the time he was booked.
If I Camara, whose moan but Kobe had just started, but he led us to believe I could still get my training it.
So we're not getting a 50% masal.
Any fighter that fights on 56 week notice, it's got to be someone between the 50 to 75% range.
I think Maazel is probably gonna be closer that 80 to 90 from what I'm hearing, and he's got a week ahead of him, you know, But he's going to get handsomely paid and worry.
Marcelo isn't anything else.
All right, folks, he's not a high school wrestling coach.
He's not a broadcaster SportsCastr, when you know like a lot of these other fighters are Hey, does every U two channels that will call an entrepreneur or whatever, but he's nothing else ever in his life.
That's his career.
His career started at 86 I believe, when he would just fight in the streets of Miami all the way to the Kimbo days, all the way the bulldog belts or strikeforce use.
I think his career is.
He was put on this planet, the fight game.
So he's going to give you.
No, I'm at least 15 solid minutes, but they're telling me if he needs to go 25 minutes.
Looks like that said, We cannot disrespect tomorrow's Morrow's One is the guy who remember when he won the belt, he beat up pretty good.
Be in***bent a four time defending champ, Tyron Woodley.
You beat him pretty handedly, and since then he's had the one title defenseless Kobe Covington.
A guy hadn't lost any fights, and I wouldn't say he beat him handily pretty to finish it.
In the end, he was losing the 1st 2 rounds, and in the end, he did finish of sent him home with a broken jaw, 16 1 overall, 13 and only UFC.
I mean Camara's wants a piece.
You got to be at your best to be him, and you maybe need to hope that he's having a little bit of a bad day.
That doesn't concern Jorge Muslim.
All just concerns of a mate.
Fans and media talk about this stuff stuck a little bit about the weight cut.
We had Mike dull Che on because I know who my culture is.
He was pretty much the standard for fighters making weight a couple years ago.
He's he's worked with Ron arounds.
He, Carlos Condit.
More start hectic.
Lots of big names in our sport, and we talked about the way cutting what it would be like, he said.
Back then, it was rumored about £20 for Monster Dot lose.
Then I heard 22.
He didn't stop in Rome on the way to get some pizza.
It's on after, like, 24 or something like that, but he'd be basically want to talk about that.
We will go ahead, go.
It's basically said there would be no problem, no issue.
Even a guy like Boswell, who he has somewhat worked with in the past, you should be able to do it because remember, those factors like this isn't your normal card.
Where once you land, you can go wherever you want to go, go to songs, do what you do.
They have to quarantine for a certain amount of time.
One state arrive on that island.
So you're stuck in that room.
I don't know the particulars if Mas Vidal would be allowed to quarantine with this coach and get work done or how that will work, But it seems like that won't be that big finish in another thing, I want to clear up.
I've seen it over and over online.
There's a picture of an off the gun on a beach Satisfied island.
That is not where they're gonna fight.
OK, there's a little mini structure that's been constructed.
There's occasion there.
The bigger cage not the one that you've seen at the apex under which is a smaller cages, is a full size gauge, and it's in a kind of like a we call it a little like a shell right or something.
It's an actual hardened structure made out of whatever materials, Um, but they used to do, I guess, look a temporary set up. You know what I mean.
So, to me, what it looks like it is in the shape of a hanger.
Really? Um, so there is some enclosure.
There is a roof.
However, there's also openings.
Um, when I'm done, I can't call it a hanger because I think they struck looking.
Yeah, but I think they've said that in the end there will be a cooling mechanism like it's not over there, man.
That's 120 degrees plus humidity.
Your something like that.
So I don't think there's an opening Is big, big enough, Uh, as a hangar.
It's just kind of shaped by hate, like a hanger.
But, uh, that's where they're having at the the optical on.
There is just come similar one like when you go to the MGM and they said one up there for the week.
You could take pictures, and it's just very for B roll or whatever, but they're not actually fighting on the beach on that occupy once just set of minutes.
Stepping into that one bear for its opposite is five feet.
That's see anything.
This card we'll be late at night for these guys really expected 3 a.m.
I think is the main a man or 9 a.
So it's it's it's super late and early.
Earning warning if you want to call it.
I mean, some bikers used to do it for the show with Friend Tricky.
So we could five every day.
So Oh, yeah, that that's exactly what it's gonna be.
But two things here.
Can he be quarantined with his coach, one of his coaches? This Mike Brown? He's not gonna be there.
He was recently diagnosed star.
He's infected with Kobe, 19.
I'm not sure he's in Vegas or back in Florida, but he won't be at Yas Island.
So whatever other coaches there there or he's already spoken about, this is that have devastated.
But he's really bummed out, He says.
Mike's been there for a long time, and he was hoping Mike will be there for the spy it And But you know that that's that's not gonna happen.
But you were asking about to the quarantine together.
I'm not sure, because I would imagine if that 1st 1 you get and for 48 hours I think everyone's that'll be alone.
I think um, cause I was gonna ask John Morgan because of you saluted her.
Is your door connected to the next guy? Can you just open ladies there? You know what I mean.
Uh, is it you know, now you have two rooms.
I mean, it sounds sounds like they're staying in a standard nice hotel where that might be a possibility, but they're saying you can't even leave room.
Maybe Jones, under stricter guidelines.
The assets are the fighters, so the use is going to do everything to protect them. But you're right.
I guess they flew.
You know, we're together.
Right at muzzle.
Took a private private.
Yeah, that's why it's a limited elite.
Maybe things like that. Yeah.
Yeah, as far as the pizza goes we're using to that, I think more than likely it was a refuel or some one instagram posted said bang or bing and I have heard that plane sometimes can be fueling me because it's one of the last major airports before your if you're headed to the other side upon where you get to refuel long and so I saw that anything anything strange of that one.
But then I saw the other one.
But see there on a private jet? So they're not on? No.
Those being aircraft that could make the 14 hour trucks Vegas to Abu Dhabi.
So I thought that that makes sense.
Vegas, Main, Italy.
And he took that picture.
But boy is not going to come back home should he not make weight.
Well, here's the thing. It's in the picture.
The eight didn't look like you have had to his mouth.
And more than likely, I don't think you could gamble on that.
Not even video that I think you could do is maybe bite it, shoot a video.
He was doing a personal blogger.
Instagram's only that and then spit it out because if he makes way, they didn't go see.
I even had time to stop a pizza in Rome when in Rome that he was up the road.
He's playing it up.
I get that part of it.
The marketing, the brand.
It sounds gangster to me.
Um, the only thing is that you're thinking of job.
Even the tear Massu.
You know what I mean? So but we've been around for hanging when he's had to be disciplined and he is just Hey, will do it.
I can't remember him missing.
Wait, so I don't think he's gonna mislead.
I'm just saying that one pick could wind up coming back to stop.
Now that said, you even the words kind of fan that likes that those stuff in people's faces.
If you did that, the hora wouldn't be troubled by your reaction.
He could care less if you're give him crap about something like that.
But some fighters are affected by social media, you know, been asked her and tweeted Oh, great.
Because now I got to see that the picture of that video get all week.
And then he really wrote so annoying.
And I remember last year said the same thing.
And c, he stuck me as somebody who didn't get bothered by that type of treatment because a, he's a master troll.
He's given it to so many people.
I figured he spot you got the type of personality where he could just go.
Yeah, yeah, I got I got I got knocked out and not let it bother him.
But from a few interviews that I've seen it, it drives him.
That's like, you know, already.
I guess it gets shown a lot, but it is only a five second video.
So So I guess people could study it and, you know, yeah, our original co host, when we started our show was Friend Trick and I remember at the beginning.
Yet when the live pay per view starts, they play the song.
They have all the highlights and all that, and I remember a couple times being at live events where the musical start intricate, say, Oh, boy, my feelings were about to get hurt again, and at first I thought he was like joking.
But I could tell it bothered.
I kind of see it every time.
And he was the one of the bigger highlights on there with so the Yeah, the opening video there have O'Reilly, O'Reilly.
It's the Who, and it's a highlight video of all the different Keough's and submission.
Most details straight moments in the history of u of C.
But because Frank Trigg had a contentious split with U of C and let's just say he's not one of the whites favorites.
I think they know.
I just said that that's a moment that's all is gonna be gets his favorite fight of all time.
You would say I think he said Yeah, and I don't know that it was that great of a fight.
I guess at the moment, the time it was huge.
At the time, you didn't have those types of fights where one guy was given it to the other game and all the sudden it It's still pretty young and you have sees history.
It must have a special tone norm or is a tree for trade with so much that he just loves seem like that will come back.
I mean, if triggered become champion, which should have been difficult.
One of his first difficult fighters possibly, you know, Tito Ortiz, Radical Tour B. J.
That was around that time or a lot of those guys, man, they use these eyes.
They were considered difficult because of ancillary rights and stuff like that.
Um, those guys were just discovering everything you know, anything that you couldn't have any success over throughout your career.
The UFC wanted a piece of that some of your rights, and so a lot of the fighters that started becoming friends with, uh, other people that entertainment and athletes started figuring out Wait a minute. Wait.
Ready to protect myself? So who knows? Now, I I know Triggs, manager at the time Recall Chip really was a I think he wrestled for Iowa on it was very good, But, Rico, I want to be a model in Europe.
So you want Yeah.
Before the tooth came out, Rico was, you know, with his long hair and everything, he, uh he gets a model in Europe.
And because of that, he learned the ins and outs of these contracts that have to do with your your image, your rights.
And so he fought for trick.
So I just wonder if if maybe, uh oh, you know, Dana, why? Just early young, you know, he think about it.
You have a hard on for Tito and Randy, you know, for a long time.
And I think it's just two of those guys back when Dana was younger, man, where Dana couldn't just let it, you know, water of a duck's back or anything like that.
Now you probably have this phone without figure it out.
Solve the problem.
Is that a whole team? But back then, it was doing away trying to literally fix everything.
So I think that's why those those Ortiz and quit your relationships are probably not repairable.
Then you gotta gotta use of forests and Liddle that just stepped up and did whatever the company wanted.
Those guys were valuable.
That's why for us, it's while three of them within cat contracts that paid on they say rumors of 20 grand a month.
Just Teoh breathe air.
You know, once they were retired because they always stepped up for the company.
Um, but anyway, yeah, uh, not sure how we went down that rabbit hole, but about you should ask, Yeah, we'll ask you more about that.
Um, George will be all right, but I'm telling you, if he doesn't make weight, that videos, it's not hot him her say, because against sticks skin.
But he's just going to hear a lot about it.
Him and his team and all that.
Um, if he's able to pull off and he's just a master robe in it up private jets stopping for pizza in Rome, credibility not only makes sleep also wins the title.
Just the kind of scoreboard that guy's gonna have, you know, um, it's gonna be really, really amazing thing.
I don't I don't know that anyone in our generation can reach.
We're calling with that, but, uh, you know, there's there's gonna be fighters that are definitely at the GSP and Lesner and maybe tender some silver levels.
You know, if Oregon win this to get a couple title defenses, just keep doing.
You know, we've got the street.
Jesus, Look, he's again the street fighter from the Kimbo Slice days.
He can talk smack.
Now he's got some money, you know? I mean, it's got the mescal brand behind.
He's doing a lot of things.
He's doing the right.
He's doing the right for shirts he's having undoing it.
And then is that those straight of G moments like the on Edwards? You know what I mean? And even Michael Bisbee will tell you that they crossed paths and the animals got into it.
And this being, you know, he's a street guy, too, But he will tell you Eagles man, George is a real one.
Okay, you know, it was just better to make peace with that guy on.
Be able to look over your shoulder or whatever.
Not worry about, you know, hustling it up with him because I think there's a time where these fighters specially made blues.
Yeah, outside the gym or crossing ads.
But you know, there's gonna be a time where you're just having a nice steak dinner or you have a club with bottle service.
There's gotta be a time when you could just, like, relax and breathe and not always think we're gonna get into What are we gonna get into working again? So, you know, George is the type that I think it doesn't matter where he is, that it is all on its own.
You know, I think this means kind of like that, too.
I think there's time for businesses like, ****, it was my family.
You know, I want to set a fox here or the ESPN like, relax a little bit, whereas with George, it is own, and it doesn't matter where just reminds you can't cross with. Remember the Superball.
Then you get intimate with this once the role heart, uh, radio.
That guy's just ready to turn it on at any moment.
It's funny you bring that up, because so this moment at radio Row Super Bowl Day.
Somewhat had to be separated.
Was war Guzman that needed to be separated? Muzzle was a little bit more chilling that one.
But at the hotel, there's a video of Jorge.
Going into the elevator is almost like Scooby Doo going in Justice Camara was coming up together.
You see that video just missed each other person better, right? Yeah.
I think tomorrow was able to see him.
But Jorge didn't see him.
I watched it about five times to see if he did catch him.
He didn't see has the way turned and pivoted in when Islam came out.
I think the is one that I just thought.
Who's that? Whatever.
I don't think he zeroed in on him because I think that would have been a reaction out of my young life.
You know that guy? I don't know.
I think there would have been something out of him.
But I did see a quick little tick of the head.
You know, the quick move.
But I think it was just what humans do.
You get out of an elevator and we're gonna step on something or who's where or what's why.
Oh, but I think they really did miss each other.
Who smoke has been fired up for the spike.
And he's been bugging Dana White about this being metal, saying, Why should why isn't it on the line? You know, it should be on the line.
Dean is pretty helping about saying It's just a one time thing, man.
That thing's gone.
But what who's ones wouldn't say if he wants the win it and he just wants to take out or a soul and just throw it in his closet.
Might let it die off.
I think one time thing, But I bet you have a rematch with me.
Yes, it was a little rematch with them.
I could do that.
Would be back for a corner, resemble someone like that.
I don't think it's the last we've seen of that boat.
Some things will, either, because that's a whole other different belt.
That's a mystique.
That's, Ah, I don't know Onley.
Only a handful of fighters can rally around that, and I think it's it's sort of like a It's a pop culture.
It's like a member when the WrestleMania came WrestleMania one.
It was resting and rock and roll because of Cyndi Lauper and all that, and they kind of got together for that one time.
And like most WrestleMania since then, I don't fall them religiously.
But I think they basically involved with the biggest themes at the time resting for a certain title or whatever.
But if you think about it, Mr.
T was actually a hoax partner.
And then we had orange or Piper than I guess they're bodyguard was timely about Ward, right? Who also folk holds.
I think they had one of the back of your neck, and they did.
But Cyndi Lauper was around so see that that pop culture kind of blended together with combat sports.
And, um, check the chair we're through streaming.
And, uh so I think that's what this, this one waas, especially when they brought in the rock and what's his face? Got to walk up to ran, you know, I would see like Connor would have to make some sort of a pitch ham involved.
****y Ward's gonna walk me out, are or Roy Keane.
I have some big, mythical Irish sports figure, Um, along with you know what? Monster Balkan.
Bring Iran back Durant's in the seventies, right? Jimmy Snuka? It was recently.
Okay, Um is during the sixties or seventies, he looking Brooklyn or get a grand old? Yeah.
He's not Kobe as well, right? Yeah.
So again, you know something like that, man, I think they can bring back B M f occasional once a year might be too much, but I think they could bring it back with the right parties.
Has there any empty somebody? It sucks that he got it.
And if you just tuned in Mike Brown Jorge mas it alls, I wouldn't call him head Coach Bowl.
I think he's been inside coach a few times.
I think between Pauline over and is in my brown.
You know, Conan Self there.
I've seen all those guys corner.
I think he's is a corner.
Think little known by at his head coach.
Yeah, I think that one hurts, you know, in the Mazda all said so, but the show will go on.
He's definitely a guy that can adapt, and it just sucks, Man.
Uh, the Marina Rodriguez Carla Esparza fight was off because of a coach as well.
Now it's back on, except not on the 15th but on the 25th.
So there's been a little bit of a reshuffling of the deck, but I can't say enough about the USC and Dina lying and then just figuring it out.
I mean, they got a huge roster to do it, and they got the checkbook to do it.
Uh, I know they don't like to get got on contracts, and I know that they have to pay or a Although he said he still didn't get everything he wanted, but he he's pretty happy.
Uh, where we could very easily goes on Saturday, be hosting the UC to 51.
Lots of all, with Peter Yang was Josie, although, and Max hollowing challenging to get his toe title backwards is I was in vocal Aussie, and then I saying, So long, everyone, thanks for tuning in to our UFC 51 works on what Dana White was able to figure it out.
Stuart have been a good car.
They still would have been a very announced that way.
You said, Oh yeah, yes, it would have been a great card and we'd be wondering when burns and is one are gonna be next to what buddy figured it out with Jorge mas it all.
And that's tremendous.
We don't often stop and appreciate those moments.
Now, look, I'm not saying bust open your most expensive bottle of champagne.
Toast Dana White right now.
But I think everyone So you just got to give him his due, right? You have to.
You have to because he may not be your typical Oh, commissioner, whatever that you would see in the NFL or in the n b A.
But he sort of has to be.
The way is to make this work.
Not all the time.
There are things where I think you could point out and say you didn't have to be right.
For the most part, I was just what said to Yeah, if you're one of them fans or media that you just won't you were born to be a prick all your life.
Then I guess that's what you're gonna do, cause if you hear me say, you got to give me an awareness, do we figured it out with monocle on the first thing that comes out of your ****ing pie hole is? Yeah, well, the fighters are underpaid and that shut up.
We know that that's established.
All right, That's something the fighters will have to figure out.
Yeah, you know why Once called a reporter contra ***** or something like that? Yeah.
He made this mistake and said a ****phobe.
We can look at the track record with Dana White for the things that he's done, and there's been some apologies.
And there's been some things that he hasn't apologized for and a lot of fires at 8 a.
And a lot recently were saying Amen.
You know, I'm gonna suffer brain injury and there's nobody we get all that, But in this one moment, you have to compartmentalize.
You have to give him his due.
He made that might happen on Saturday night.
It's gonna cost him or whatever, but you're toast to him.
You ****ing take your drink, and then you go all right? You know, switching topics.
Uh, maybe maybe Dana White having that moment where we talked to Mars. Little maybe.
And my mom's all can sit down and hopefully figure out how spiders in the future can, you know, maybe get paid more handsomely.
Actually, that's a whole separate conversation, and we can have it, and that's fine.
But take the moment to appreciate the good things and not always just keep falling back on the best of the best of the best.
Let's talk about what it did cost him.
Here's what could have happened.
This could be a deal for this fight, which would be an absolute nightmare that MAS would all one for Dana.
It could be that he getting ridiculous money to show up for this fight.
If Mas Little wins, he's probably gonna rake him over the Colts for the next fight, right the next deal or whatever they do.
If it were anything long term and Sama's, but all were to lose, I mean, he still has.
He could always rematch with in 80 years.
He could always fight Leon Edwards. A three piece of soda.
There's a Colby coming to in Feud, so there's still fights it.
Who wouldn't watch him by Connor McGregor.
There's still a lot of fights, but I don't know that the UFC would want to pay him, probably what they're paying him here for those fights, right? Especially if he keeps losing him.
There's a good chance that it doesn't muscle.
Yeah, if you were to lose the use one because he could not only lose, he could get ragged old.
In this fight, you have Camara lose money is a champion with a full camp.
That's a dangerous fight.
But whatever muscle it's done, I'm sure it's not even close.
I would say it best.
You're going to get an 80% months with all.
There's a good chance of tomorrow's money completely destroyed in that sort of ruins the image a little bit meek and bounce back from a good or a month at all.
But you've got the five day 60 noticed being going for him.
Yeah, but a completely steamrolled that come to get, though I don't think anyone care.
Yeah, I suppose that could happen.
I don't think it will, but I suppose that could happen.
Um, but he'll you'll have.
He's made it to a point where you have that Connor fight.
The Navy s fight again, and maybe even I can't say well there until Darren tells another street guy.
You know what I mean, where he probably be willing to go back down the 1 70 or maybe say, I mean me and 75 you don't want to lose way.
And that is that coming to you. He's got these options.
And the funny thing is, is mas little.
He doesn't initiate the smack talk as much, but he will engage.
He's just kind of hanging back.
And, um, it's just worked so you can look at Mars Long gold.
That Regal's again.
Look, he's wearing the robes.
He's kind of being ****y now and doing a few things, but I don't think he really comes office, some pompous ass that's always always poke and poking, poking, you know, stirring the pot like a Covington Covington.
The minute you see there's interview with Covington, you hit play because you just can't wait the year.
Who's he gonna come out next? You know, Um so but But he's managed the manufacturer, these rivalries, like you, said Edwards, Covington, DS, uh, and, uh, and the Gregor, where he has fights that are waiting for him.
It's just when you lose, I think 20 or three or four, you lose a little bit of steam, you know, because along comes the next guy in the process of miles with all losing two in a row or three of the next four, and I'm not saying he's gonna I'm just saying while that's happening, Sean O'Malley might turn into a superstar.
No, I mean, um, hell, be might have add three more title defenses.
And now what? What would he be? 31 six title defenses.
I mean, like all this.
That's the beauty of the year sees company.
Man is while something falls off here, something tremendous is happening over here.
You know what I mean? They catch these incredible breaks.
Ah, that just, you know, help.
Uh, so who retired? I mean, that had looks up, but, um, I thought that they had something there, but maybe they figure it out with Joan Jones.
Um, I'm saying it wasn't long ago.
It really was. Not that long.
Is that Damian Maya would repeatedly take down muzzle on control.
Right? I mean, I like this one.
Could probably do something like that.
You got that B m f Only listening to it might get right.
Don't or If I wrong, I hope it's a good fight.
But Mas little didn't wrestle at the level that who's one did what? Um, I think he's become a formidable defensive take down guy and on the ground, he can definitely and defend himself from submissions.
He has ways to get up.
Um, I think at the same time, he's also a threat because that flying me in five seconds, that's not gonna happen twice in one career.
But I bet you lose one knows.
I have to be careful when I go for certain takedowns.
I don't want to get meat.
I mean, that's one thing that one thing of value, you know, to what he did.
So, um, we shall see my friend.
Um, the welterweight division has at least 56 guys that are right there waiting.
They need to fight, and they need to sort it out and figure it out because you don't want to get passed over as the next guy.
Like all respect to Gilbert Burns, he was supposed to have this title shot after Mas Little couldn't come toe couldn't come to an agreement and now everyone saying he's next But if another well to win were to go out there and start someone, they may overtake Burns.
Burns was behind.
At least Lisi kill the Santo's when in the Santa Claus he was also behind ponds and video was missed the last 18 months because of blood infections or whatever.
At Jeffrey Neo cause Burns that thinks won six in a row. Four in a row.
It walks away, but Needles one, I think.
And I think Edwards is one, either on a ponds and eagles.
One meter. All those guys were headed burns.
Burns just happen to say, given the next Given the next day was the next target was an exact private conviction about his money.
And, you see, said, put in, put in, put in.
Put him and he delivered.
So but all those other guys, if they can maybe figure it out and become it that guy, you know, the guy, Then maybe they could be next for the winner of Guzman versus Ah Mas little.
But you cannot rest on your laurels in that division.
Kobe Covington can.
I can't just sit there and go on Colby Covington.
He could when he was winning, but he took that loss.
So he's gotta figure it out because is one of those other fighters step up, then you know Covington's and have to take another fight.
I don't know who it'll be against and turned. You roll.
You roll the dice every single time that happens.
It's exactly what happened.
Teoh Tony Ferguson He rolled the dice against JG, and now that one lost.
Uh, that's the fight.
Everyone wanted to see anybody.
You asked what's most anticipated if I it probably would even be Connor and DS three.
It was everybody you asked.
Was Ferguson versus newer model made off? We still want to see it.
But now we wanted to see it, You know, a few months ago now gauges in that position so I don't want to lose Covington and MAZ.
I don't think that one needs to happen.
I sure wish that it favours.
Still has some tread on the tires last when Dilshad comes back, they could do that one that's got a bench Gonna reheat that in the microwave a little bit, but that's that.
Some bad blood as well.
Uh, ds and Gregor, please don't retire without having third in our chat room, and I only would have wanted to see Jones and core me 1/3 time.
It was that every way.
I think Jones already settled it like Chester made a Medicaid common.
He said This one came in in the 1 90 Stouffer despite so they both are cutting a lot.
And that's something that might adultery talked about.
You thought Hey, had more concerned about Guzman making that weight than he did muscle just cause Who's months so big that at that weight, Yeah, this one's been doing that all his life.
What I'm telling you like this is a long travel, these air, different cir***stances.
I don't know that they have everything available to them the way they would a normal car.
I think it could be tough for some of these people.
Well, you're right.
Guzman carries a lot.
It's gonna be just as hard for him to make that weight.
Yeah, he's more Jack.
But how much of a step back did he take? I thought I heard D.
C say that he talked of Guzman.
Guzman was in Vegas, and when he wasn't able to board that plane.
I think he was that he was on his way back to Florida and he stopped in Dallas and, um, they figured it out.
So I don't know if he made it all the way back home to Florida and then came back a lot because I was hearing some story like that.
But he said Guzman was definitely still controlling his weight.
But did he have that one slip up? You know, follow Tates, Texas Day, Brazil X slip up.
I think Ma's little having the subtle or frame.
Um, he could probably get an easy £10 of junk off.
You know what I mean? Whereas I was once probably more meticulous and everything's measured, but we'll see who's Manz Russell dollars life.
So I think he's got this and Maazel's just you know, he's been in the gym all his life as well, and I think he knows his limits.
And I think he also wouldn't have accepted if he didn't think you could, uh, make it so I don't think you'll see like a 1 74 My God, what was this guy thinking? I think the only thing is maybe a be straight, but we could out of them were dragging him out of the sauna.
All he could do is 1 71 or 1 7/2 It's unfortunate, maybe something like that, but we we certainly hope that's not the case.
Are you getting more excited about broken off ski and Max all the way? I am.
I mean, I think it's gonna be a good fight, but I just don't see it looking that much different on the first.
I don't know what Max could have done in the short period of time to really change the style.
Sometimes I think there's just guys out there style just it's kryptonite to yours, I think.
Thats Morgan a mosquito him.
I wish he had one of those Charles Oliveira frames and those abilities where Trans Lovera is like a 5 11 or 60.
He's long, he's lanky, his striking has improved, though he's got those needs that he could just tag you.
What you can jump up in the air, just tell you, right? He's got elbows.
His hands are a lot better, but every so often that fight winds up on the ground.
Man and Oliveira just pretzels people up.
You know what I mean.
And Holloway is volume volume, volume volume.
One punch power doesn't really throw.
Will say T****ee means they're not gonna outlet kick walking off.
See, that was a problem for him.
Actually broken Aussie was once kicking his legs.
So he's not gonna do that.
He's not gonna wrestle and take you down.
He doesn't have this tricky submission game.
Where if there's some sort of a scramble Well, can I ask? You better watch out.
He seems to be above average in all those other departments and just an incredible boxer with volume and toughness and accuracy and that for sure he's got.
But I don't know that that enough is enough to be okay now. I agree.
So here's the monts.
Here's the more some of the more current odds for this fight card.
Who's known? Minus 2 65 model plus 2 25 Yeah, we got woken.
Austin minus 2 30 Max Holloway plus 1 90 Mm.
I think you're bigger. Favorite.
Then we got Peter Yang minus 2 25 Josie, although plus 1 95 I could swear that if you put 100 bucks on three dogs.
You'll win over 1000 for sure.
Reading that math real quick.
I just I don't see I'll does at the end of his career.
He doesn't look bad looking against one commonly Stevens.
But these were just young box to you.
He didn't look that great against Woking.
Honesty? I don't know.
It will be interesting for sure, but I wouldn't do that one.
I'm gonna give you the mythical $100 bet if you take Ma's it all that plus 2 25 Max Holloway it plus one lady will call this a dog.
The doctor a delight.
Dog Day afternoon.
That's the name of Al Pacino movie.
Uh, he robs a bank or some **** I can't remember, but they call it Dog Day afternoon.
So if you take all three underdogs in the title fights Yeah, plus 2 25 plus 1 90 all those post 1 85 you got.
Whoa! Way off. Piece.
That means a $50 bet Phase About 1300 right? Yep.
That means the $25 bad case.
That's about so are you gonna do it? Well, for 25 you get paid 6 46 I've done stupider things with 25 bucks.
I don't think I would do 100.
I can use 100 that's for sure.
Um, but 25 will pay 6 46 and again 100 just to check Here.
Close to 25 +19 plus 1 65 25 face 25 86.
Now, if you walk away from the counter at the Mandalay Bay if somebody goes here, you seem to have Ah, big smile on your face.
What's on your ticket? And you go, man, I got mas it all.
Max Holloway and Josiah all the 100 win 2600 A normal family Go what you got? Although Max Holloway in Jorge Mas Ato you know, without really knowing what hoodie but again.
But if your telling someone looking this ticket I got all the Holloway and George Muslims, so I got the b m f I got the two greatest featherweights of all time O Connor McGregor beating both.
I mean, there's an argument for him to as well So two of the top Bedouins of all time and the B m f uh, somebody would go, I'll be right back.
They go to the TM, pull 100 and go Bet that because they who would we have it out of? Those three.
Tell you what we're going to call from Fight Island.
See what we got here? We have a little Internet connection.
It just dropped.
So you don't know who it ISS? Maybe that person will reconnect.
But somebody on Fyn Island was available for a second, and they were gonna come on and tell us what it's like out there.
Okay, so we'll see if that person reconnect with was still a few minutes.
Here they may be.
What? There you go.
Coach Erik Neck sick from Xtreme couture.
He's out there on Fire Island.
He's fight Island.
Eric, I use my tan, You know, it's ah, it's pretty.
Think we might have some Internet issues? I take it the internet isn't good in Fight Island.
Yes, as I'm in the best.
You gonna Yeah. If you freeze, we'll just wait.
We'll just let you out, and I think it unfreezes but, um all right, so the original plan was you were there in a corner.
But I think there's been so much reshuffling.
I think you're helping out here or there.
But I don't want to say anything publicly.
Allow you to do it.
Who? Who are you there now? Officially for? Well, so I'm here for Danny Gay, of course.
And then Jared Gordon asked me last week toe fill in for his guys because they all tested positive for Cove.
It, um you know, I'm no Jared for a long time and never never work with him.
But, you know, autumn, if there is a bigger compliment as a coach, then a guy reaching out to you last minute and saying, Hey, man, you know I need your help.
And can you run everything for me while you're out here? So I was honored to do it.
Always been a big fan, so I'll be out here for Jared, then obviously job in if he does when Joe gets out here.
You're gonna actually be part of that corner as well Or just hang out for support.
Yeah, I'm gonna corner Joe's Well, huh? Cool, man.
Yeah, I was just thinking that you, um You know, I know you guys came up short, but you were there in the corner for Jessica I when she competed for a title and that, you know, e gays got a trajectory, man, where that could be the case as well.
France's worst probably gets next after me.
Oh, church and core me a And that whole situation gets figured out.
And then now, Benavidez man, that would be so cool to see to see you And, you know, in all those corners sharing that type of success, man, that that's the the, uh, but the highest peak of our score.
Yeah, I think you guys I appreciate it, man.
It's been it's been grinding.
We still got a ways to go, but yeah, it's definitely nice seeing the was higher rank seeds now and we're moving on the right path, and now we're getting the opportunity to be able to fight these title fights and all the experience to has been great.
And I had a question about five island.
It's something George and I have been talking about, uh, traveling so far having to make weight.
Can we talk about the quarantine you go through once you arrive on the island in regards the Jorge Mas little Is that something where they would allow him and his coach to be in the same room quarantine for however long they need them to be? Or do they have to separate them? There's everybody step for that little quarantine.
It's That's a good question.
It's It's something we haven't really figured out ourselves, because I think I think, um, you know, some people like, for example, I talked to James crowds today.
James had his own room.
Um, he's away from Grant Dawson uses fighter.
Meanwhile, I am I'm in the same room with Skylar, Danny gets brother, and then Danny get is right next door to us, you know? So we're within proximity, and then I don't really know.
It was like kind of watching who's coming and going like it doesn't really make make a whole lot of sense.
It's almost kind of on that honor system, if you will.
I guess like, you know, way got tested for a second test today and then we just been in the room since kind of doing as we're told.
But I've seen guys on the patio.
I've seen Tim Elliot out on the patio trying to keep his window down and talk to Jerry Gordon this morning.
And he said he got a workout in, up on the patio.
It's not hard to break a sweat here, that's for sure.
So, um, but I guess just guys trying to get their workouts and in the rooms and do the best I can.
And to be fair, you Andy, game, we're together, like for the last two months.
So it wouldn't be that that strange for you guys to be in proximity, right? I mean that, you know, I don't know.
It's so bizarre just the way they're They're isolating people in groups or sometimes individuals or what? Yeah.
I mean, you know, we're all on the same flight together, saying training camps, we do everything together.
And then obviously, if one person tested and you know it puts everybody at risk, and Paul Felder was supposed to be in the corner with us with care.
Gordon Key flew next to Dean.
Thomas did not test positive for coverted and just Because of the proximity of being the Dean Thomas, they decided not to help, also to come out.
So, you know, it's kind of it's kind of crazy.
Some poeple there is in Abu Dhabi, though he is not know.
Oh, wait, I think you promise.
Where do you where? The fly together.
They flew to Vegas together, and I guess he was next to Dean Thomas on the plane.
And when they got to Vegas, Dean Calmest tested positive for cold already.
Yeah, they caught wind that Okay, that's the Felder.
So that good and bad.
And I'll tell you why it's bad because it sucks for Paul Felder.
I think he was in a call fights while he was out there and corner.
But it's good sense that that's shows responsibility by the by the promotion.
And if we're going to give them heat when Jack Array, you know everything that happened in Jacksonville when we got to give them their crops when they also when they also raise back as well? Yeah. No, I agree.
I mean, they've done a really good job with what they had to do since since we being here, that's for sure.
**** man is such a scary time that we're in right now.
You live in Vegas just like us.
And if I walk outside, uh, and and just go grab the mail, I got sweaty balls, and I'm already profusely sweating.
How much for Dhabi? Gratuitous.
You know, everybody's like, Oh, my God, it's the worst thing ever.
Isn't really the worst thing ever.
Is it like Vegas to the 10th pretty or what is it? So I mean, we haven't really left the room all too much.
Um, let me see if I can show you guys outside.
So outside it is the That's like the racetrack and everything that's connected.
A little harbor right there.
Um, it's hot race track.
How do you slow? There's a racetrack way we've been sleeping five, but yeah, there was a guy on his on his ah, his race car today, and it comes like the track actually comes through the bottom part of the hotel right here.
So it's pretty cool, but, uh, yeah, yeah, it does, but yeah, Georgia gets hot, man.
It's hot like it is in Vegas, I would say, but and then you add the committee.
Zits superhuman here too.
What about food wise? What are they giving you? Thought I saw a picture of a pretty decent meal.
You guys waited, OK? We had a whole stack of stuff right now.
You guys, you guys know how I eat.
So out of club sandwich, we got a couple of pizzas we ordered.
Ah, What else of the order? We ordered some beef dish.
We've had chicken sandwiches.
Yeah, we don't pretty good.
We've done pretty good.
They've They've made it pretty pretty easy for us to be able to keep our stomachs full, that's for sure.
Eric, you you had some pretty strange or it deals.
You were part of the whole elevator that came down where hurt is all this rain.
Just reading this for a fight of it.
I think I think I'm so used to weird going on and out of it that it really matters anymore.
You know, uh, and that's what I love about the fight game is you have to be able to adapt on the fly and make adjustments as you need.
So this is this is really nothing new, But it's exciting, man.
I was telling Skylar by roommate, too.
I woke up this morning.
I looked out the window like, Holy **** member Who? Dhabi.
Right out growing up the side of the planet.
So, yeah, it's pretty cool.
I mean, I'm certainly honored to be a part of this, this whole thing.
And, you know, the first fights in Jacksonville and now Abu Dhabi and in part of the apex and everything else.
So it's some of the other time of kids about what's on your top.
What's on your Mount Rushmore of weirdest things you've encountered in the sport.
The elevators gotta be one, right? Yeah.
Elevators gotta be up there the whole cove in 19 reference because I'm sure Jacksonville and Abu Dhabi will just say Kobe 19 is another one.
Are there to others, or is there enough Justin Cove in 19 that you can think of? Oh, man, I would have to think about.
I'm sure there is.
And you guys are You guys gonna get me, like, speaking later on? But I have to call back, but yeah, definitely.
Definitely the covert thing.
I think we just myself in Francis.
And then, you know, Dan jumping in with a two week notice for Edson Barboza.
And everybody is kind of on the fly getting flights.
That was certainly, you know, the part of the craziest time ever where we didn't know what we're doing and what was what was at risk while we're doing it Still? Yeah, definitely the Kobe, I would say That's probably up there pretty high, man.
Alright, how much longer is your quarantine Before you leave the room? Um, I think we have just about another.
I think it was 20 hours.
Yeah, I think it's on the 20 hours.
And the crazy thing is like, I don't like, doesn't come knock on her door.
You guys air free? Yeah, your risk.
Uh, wristband, I guess under the door.
And that allows you to go out and be about it.
If so, if you were to go out without that wristband, you could being possibly being some trouble.
I mean, I don't want to change it anyway, because I as John Morgan, can you even go down the hall and get icy? Goes No, because But I can call them and they bring me a bag of ice.
It was but I can't room.
I just run too much risk of filing everything off.
Yeah, I don't way got a couple secrets.
I don't know if I can share to you guys, but, you know, we've been ableto we've been able to get Dan over toe, hang out with us a little bit.
You've been playing PlayStations don't want Teoh.
I mean, it makes no sense because like I said, you guys were together for the last two months.
Why would they separate you? I'm sure you guys flew together and everything.
How is that flight per hour Straight, right? Ah, yeah, I wasn't.
It wasn't as bad as I thought I was gonna be.
They gave me a whole whole row, and I had the the four seat middle row, so I was able to take all the all the arm rest up and lay down flat.
Dan had business being a fighter out of business class, and actually, all three of us had this stain like same row.
So we're able to lay down, and I slept pretty good, actually.
I mean, is it really going time I've ever slept like that my flight? Because I've never had a whole road myself on something like that. Like an international.
So it was It wasn't too bad at all, is there? What's the difference? Routine business class and first class.
Did you were you able to look and see? Does that hurt football terms on this flight? These flights? Yes.
First class is just ah lot nicer.
I think more space had, like, a like a couch and then have, like, a bed area.
It was pretty cool.
And then the business businesses more just a fully reclining seat doesn't have, like, mesic all the bells and whistles, but, um, and then they had the regular coach seats.
Wow, that's not what experience you need to write a book one day.
I'm sure you've got a lot of stuff that's piling up.
You know, All has a writing.
And Cran noami? Yes, true.
They will tell all the guys we said Hello.
That's awesome to hear about you and, uh, will be you, Eddie.
Well, who will be in Joe's corner? You ready? Uh, me, Eddie.
Coach Casey last summer.
There one last thing here.
One of the things you were definitely noted it for last five years at least when we, you know, started gets, you know, you and more and more was everybody loves how you hold mitts and getting those midsection sessions in Didn't matter What size your motivation? When did you start crossing over from Hey, look, I can also devise game plans.
I can also be your lead corner.
When did that start happening? Cause all these names were going on all these situations.
Man, that's been a complete turnaround Turn around.
But it's just your career is definitely taken another level.
Um, I definitely say, like Dennis Davis and race fo Ray was a big influence for me because, you know, I started off with extricate or just mostly a ground guy like winter and under Dennis and Vinny.
And then I remember hearing Ah, Coach that was there used the term like specialty coach like arms specialty coach, and I thought to myself, Well, you're kind of pigeonholing yourself into one thing and I wanted to make sure that if I want went on the road with a fighter that I was able to wrap their hands, I was able to hold their pads.
I was able to grapple with him.
I was able to do anything, anything and everything.
That one, uh, multiple coach you could do in one and save the fighter a ton of money and save them a lot of headache with bringing more, more more than one guy.
So, um and then run race Fo asked me to be his his head corner for when he fought in the well series of fighting um, rate.
I felt like rages.
Saw a lot of promising me and wanted toe to see me evolved.
And I wasn't holding cards then and Ray started Make me pull pats with him then and understand concepts of the striking game.
And I don't know if, if you can ask for a better guy than race fo teach you the nuances of striking.
And that's what he did and then, you know, working under Duane Ludwig and then a couple of the great coaches like Trevor.
Women's really helped me just evolve my game.
And that's just a man like my constant student.
And I'll learn from a white belt all the way up to the to the best guy there is in the world after like if you're just not learning and evolving.
You're just and stagnant.
You're not gonna be a good coach.
So, you know, I appreciate that.
Managed a great compliment.
And just for me, I just always just just try to learn the best I can and from anybody that I get myself around, you know? Yeah.
Couldn't happen to a nicer fellas.
Well, man, so good luck stated each day and again told everybody we said hello.
And, uh well, we'll probably nudging you and saying what you up to, man? Because if you just sit in, their corn team will keep talking to you in the next couple weeks that you'll be out there.
I have no problem at all, man.
I love talking to guys, so yeah, this this is a great time for me.
Works just like nine o'clock at night.
So we're just hanging out in the room, so hit me up in each son.
Okay? All right.
See a coach ticket.
All right. Later, guys.
I mean, seriously, ****ing great guy.
Do honest and so very solid, you know.
Um, well, there you have it, folks.
We brought you a little closer to fight island there.
Um, you know these guys are experienced guys and gals are experiencing something that's just find week as itself goes is a trip.
And under the cir***stances, Holy cow.
I mean, keeping it together up here is gonna be very, very important for the fighters, their camps.
Um, you know, we talked to John Annick last week, and he was telling us about I wasn't there six or seven fighters that a little the product for and they just had a blow out his notes because they're recycling in new fighters.
Um, and then he's asking for footage from fighters that you know hadn't been.
We're debuting in the UFC, And that time when he came across our interview with Max rash cough in the sauna.
So it really, really is different times for everybody involved that they're all out there and they're all hospital.
So but good for Eric gonna be in Joseph's corner.
Yeah, Another title fight experience for him.
All right, folks, we're gonna get on out of here.
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