“UFC Fight Island’s” four-event run ended with a bang as UFC on ESPN 14 delivered a spectacular night of fights that had a little bit of everything for MMA fans, including some good, old-fashioned controversy.
When Dan Hardy raised his voice in Herb Dean’s direction and we saw Dean gesture to Hardy, we knew this wasn’t going to be just a spur-of-the-moment incident, and the fallout and discussion has rolled on ever since. Dean put out a video statement backing his decision to let Jai Herbert take more punishment from Francisco Trinaldo before eventually stopping their featured preliminary fight, while Hardy has fired back with a one-hour YouTube video laying out his thoughts and concerns about that finish, as well as a host of prior questionable finishes from Dean down the years.
We hit record on this week’s episode of “The Brit Pack” before Hardy dropped his epic YouTube response, as we offered our personal takes on what happened on fight night, and where we think the issues truly lie.
Of course, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the stacked fight card delivered some fantastic action, too, and we ran through the big fights, and big performances, that mattered on Yas Island as the UFC’s first run of events on “Fight Island” shows came to a close in fine style.
We also took a moment to look ahead to this weekend’s two fight cards, with ONE Championship making their return from the pandemic in Bangkok on Friday, and the UFC returning to Las Vegas on Saturday.
It’s possibly our most packed episode of “The Brit Pack” yet, and it’s all yours right here. If you’re not already a subscriber, we’d love it if you supported us and signed up via this website (hit the button below). It’s free!
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Enjoy the show, it’s a biggie this week!