We’re not going to lie, it’s been a pretty quiet week in the sport of MMA. COVID deprive us of not one, but two UFC main events, and the fight card last weekend and the one coming up this week aren’t the most star-studded of affairs.
But that didn’t mean that the combat sports world wasn’t buzzing, because it absolutely was – and it was all down to a couple of fiftysomething former world champions.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. stepped back in the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight on pay-per-view in an event, that, despite some cynicism (including from one of us!) heading into fight night, delivered the goods for the fans, and for the stakeholders who took the risk of putting on the show.
On this week’s episode of “The Brit Pack,” we look back at that fight, and our contrasting approaches to the event last Saturday night, as we recap the key takeaways from the event, and discuss the future for “legends” fights and celebrity boxing as a legitimate new vertical in the sport.
We also recap UFC on ESPN 18 last weekend and look ahead to UFC on ESPN 19 this weekend as we pick out the fights to follow. We also tease some big news coming to “The Brit Pack” in the not-too-distant future…
Enjoy the show!