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Managing UFC 300 Expectations, Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira Take Risky Fights, and Francis Ngannou’s MMA Approach to Boxing

Plus, two massive lightweight fights that were announced by Dana White earlier this week, Tom Aspinall’s online feud with Jon Jones, and more

UFC 289: Oliveira v Dariush Photo by Jordan Jones/Getty Images


WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY! A lot of MMA news has unfolded in the last week and, to get you up to speed, aspiring boxing journalist Ariel Helwani is joined by Petesy Carroll and casual MMA fan TST to break it all down. The lads discuss:

  • Intro (00:00)
  • The negative reaction toward Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan for the strawweight title at UFC 300 (06:28)
  • Why fans need to temper their expectations for UFC 300 (09:42)
  • Two massive lightweight fights announced by Dana White earlier this week (24:00)
  • Islam Makhachev’s ambitious 2024 plans (29:35)
  • Tom Aspinall’s online feud with Jon Jones and whether the two will fight this year (39:15)
  • Francis Ngannou’s boxing fight with Anthony Joshua and the positive reaction its received (46:24)
  • Will Ngannou ever fight for PFL? (57:52)
  • Our thoughts on Ariel’s interview with Ian Garry on Monday (01:02:44)

And more.

Hosts: Ariel Helwani and Petesy Carroll
Producer: Troy Farkas

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