After watching Marlon Vera’s nasty fourth-round head-kick knockout of Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, and Chuck Mindenhall take to Spotify Live to react to an insane night of fights. The guys discuss:
- Adjustments made by Vera that led to the shocking finish
- Cruz’s performance and whether the 37-year-old former bantamweight champion should consider hanging up his gloves
- Matchmaking scenarios that could get Vera into a title fight with the winner of Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw in October (11:55)
- A ridiculous co-main event between featherweights Nate Landwehr and David Onama (21:55)
Plus, Ariel brings another Spotify Live exclusive (37:50) and the guys take calls about Rory MacDonald’s PFL future, and a listener’s journey through the streets of Montreal in search of a smoked meat sandwich.
Next episode: Friday, August 19 for the official UFC 278 weigh-in show. Follow The Ringer MMA Show exclusively on Spotify for all the latest details.
Hosts: Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, Chuck Mindenhall
Producer: Troy Farkas