UFC & WWE merger reaction, Anthony Pettis, Eddie Hearn, Kayla Harrison, Michael Chiesa, and more
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Ariel Helwani discusses the big news of UFC parent company Endeavor announcing the purchase of the WWE, which organization will be helped more by the sale, what’s next for the fighters and wrestlers, and more. Michael Chiesa around (41:37) discusses his cancelled UFC 287 fight against Li Jingliang, how many replacement fighters turned the fight down, why he wants Gunnar Nelson next, why he’s willing to wait for the fight, whether Kevin Lee was ever in the equation, his loss to Sean Brady, overcoming injuries, why Belal Muhammad should be the next challenger for Leon Edwards rather than Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal’s place in the division, the WWE purchase, and more. Kayla Harrison around (1:10:37) discusses life since her PFL loss, why the setback was one of the best things to happen to her career, how she had a spiritual awakening and found peace from the experience, wanting to be in the current PFL season, his future with the promotion, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:36:29) discusses the WWE/UFC news by Endeavor, if Endeavor will get Into the sport of boxing, if Matchroom Boxing would be for sale, what he thought of Anthony Joshua’s fight, Francis Ngannou’s chances against Joshua, what could be next for Joshua, why the Fury vs. Usyk fight didn’t happen, Katie Taylor’s next fight, his trip to the Black Forge Inn, if Canelo Alvarez will fight David Benavidez, his support for Conor Benn, and more. Anthony Pettis around (2:19:08) discusses his win over Roy Jones Jr. in his boxing debut, if he will return to the PFL or box again, the experience fighting for Gamebred Boxing, why he was wearing No. 17 jersey, who impressed him the most at Gamebred Boxing, his brother Sergio against Pitbull, Benson Henderson’s retirement, and more. The parlay pals around (2:53:43) discuss their latest pick and make their upcoming pick for this weekend. GC around (3:00:03) also makes his picks for UFC 287. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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