What's going on at welterweight?


The latest episode of The Brit Pack looks ahead to this coming weekend’s UFC on ESPN 9 event as the UFC returns to Las Vegas with a pivotal bout in the welterweight division.

Tyron Woodley will take on Gilbert Burns in the main event of the evening at the UFC Apex, but that fight is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our welterweight chat this week, because there’s a LOT to discuss at 170 pounds right now.

In addition to Woodley-Burns, we have interesting developing situations regarding Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. They looked set to meet at some point this summer, but this week “Gamebred” appeared to switch his attention as he called for a rematch with Nate Diaz, while Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz suggested they could put the 170-pound strap on the line against a certain Conor McGregor instead.

And what the hell is going on with poor Leon Edwards? He was supposed to face Woodley at UFC London in March, but the pandemic scuppered that fight. Nobody wanted to fight him in the first place. Now he’s beginning to look like the welterweight division’s odd man out.

On top of all that, we had Conor McGregor sparking a huge debate over MMA’s GOAT, so we took a look at how on earth you go about defining the Greatest Of All Time.

There was much to discuss on this week’s show, so why not join us?

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