According to his manager, Nick Diaz is on his way back, and even though it’s been more than five years since his last fight, the MMA world is excited at the prospect of his potential return.
On this week’s show, we take a look at the potential options for a returning Diaz as he plans his comeback in early-2021. Who should he face when he steps back inside the octagon? We look at the permutations.
Also, one of the “Golden Oldies” of the UFC heavyweight division is still right in the thick of it and potentially only one or two fights from a shot at the gold.
Forty-year-old Alistair Overeem finished Augusto Sakai last weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 34 in Las Vegas to claim the 47th win of his MMA career keep the final chapter of his remarkable story rolling as he bids to chase that elusive UFC heavyweight title. He’s already captured titles in Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1. Can he add the UFC title to that remarkable collection?
We take a look at how “The Reem” might be able to get himself back to a title shot, and the chain of events needed to make it happen. We also recap the key performances on the card in Las Vegas from an event that was decidedly more low-key than previous UFC cards.
We also take a look ahead to this weekend’s UFC card in Vegas, where Angela Hill is set to make history as the first Black woman to headline a UFC card. She’ll take on another UFC role model, “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson in a replacement main event that deserves more enthusiasm than it’s getting from some quarters.
It’s also a big week for Bellator as the promotion gets set to host a double-header of events on Friday and Saturday, culminating in a battle for the vacant bantamweight title, as Juan Archuleta and Patchy Mix face off for the 135-pound title.
It’s another hour of MMA chat spanning the Atlantic, so why not join us?
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