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UFC 296 Reaction! Leon Edwards Provides the Light in a Dark Time for MMA, Paddy Pimblett’s Perfect Week, and What Does Colby Covington Do Now?

The guys offer immediate analysis of the final UFC pay-per-view event of the year and all of the other wackiness that’s happened this week

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In one of the darker weeks in recent memory for MMA, shining stars Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, and Chuck Mindenhall offer immediate analysis of the final UFC pay-per-view event of the year and all of the other wackiness that’s happened this week. In this UFC 296 reaction episode, the guys get into:

  • Why Leon Edwards’s win over Colby Covington is great for MMA (00:00)
  • Covington’s pitiful performance in a fight he didn’t deserve (20:28)
  • Who 3PAC thinks Edwards should face in his next title defense (26:47)
  • A slew of great fights announced for UFC 299, including the UFC debut of Michael Venom Page (32:44)
  • How “The Conor McGregor Effect” is poisoning MMA fighters (43:46)
  • Why Paddy Pimblett had the perfect week (48:27)
  • Whether now is the time for legend Tony Ferguson to retire (54:14)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov’s suffocation of Stephen Thompson (59:25)
  • Alexandre Pantoja’s inspiring performance against Brandon Royval (01:04:29)
  • The UFC 296 brawl in the stands between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis (01:08:46)
  • A NASTY knockout of Bryce Mitchell by Josh Emmett (01:13:44)
  • An update on Ian Garry’s health (01:18:16)

Hosts: Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, and Chuck Mindenhall
Producer: Troy Farkas

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