Business is picking up in the UFC, with the promotion finally unveiling the location of “Fight Island” and announcing a host of huge title fights, with three of them taking place at the newly-confirmed location on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
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On this week’s show, Simon and Sandhu run down the big-fight bookings and offer some way-too-early predictions and assessments ahead of the three title fights set for UFC 251 on July 11.
The duo also chat about the recent skirmishes between fighters and the UFC, with Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal both speaking out over fighter pay, while two of the sport’s top names, Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo, both announced their retirements, even though both still have plenty of miles left on the clock (and fights they actively want the UFC to give them).
There’s plenty of current fight talk to catch up on, too, with a recap of an action-packed night at UFC 250 and a preview of UFC on ESPN 10, featuring the flyweight main event between No. 1 contender Jessica Eye and former strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo.
It’s a jam-packed show this week. Hope you enjoy it!