Ariel Helwani around (9:46) wraps up Bellator 296, UFC Charlotte and Misfits Boxing 7 from this past weekend. The crew then picks the biggest fight and what’s next for Jailton Almeida and Ian Machado Garry. The team also debates what should be done about the official result of the KSI vs. Fournier fight, level of interest in a KSI vs. Tommy Fury fight, the significance of the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, and more.
Cedric Doumbe around (46:23) explains why he's a polarizing figure in combat sports in France, why he decided to move from kickboxing to MMA, why a "mistake" on an MRI scratched a UFC Paris appearance, why he chose the PFL over the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship, his other passion as a standup comedian, his issues with MMA factory coach Fernand Lopez, and more.
Ian Machado Garry around (1:11:21) explains why he felt so confident in beating Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Charlotte, his social media presence with his wife and how he realized its importance to the fight game, his haters online, the "six-fight plan" he detailed with Dana White and UFC execs, why he called out Neil Magny while Magny is already booked, a UFC return to Dublin and why he believes he'll make it happen, whether the UFC plans to return to Ireland, his new tattoo, why he wants to fight in purple UFC shorts, and more.
Aljamain Sterling around (1:33:56) talks about how his self-belief led him to the title after losses, his comeback plan after getting knocked out by Marlon Moraes, whether he's broken through with fans after his Henry Cejudo win, Albarracin's claim that UFC 288 did 700,000 pay-per-view buys, the possibility of a Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, making a quick turnaround to fight Sean O'Malley at UFC Boston in August, the weakness he sees in O'Malley's game, his response to Demetrious Johnson's critique of his performance, spamming takedowns and how people are blaming him for things outside his control, his opinion on Sean O'Malley getting a title shot, Francis Ngannou’s next move, how long he will stay at 135 pounds, and more.
KSI around (2:41:06) discusses his performance against Joe Fournier at Misfits Boxing 7, Salt Papi’s first loss, the controversial knockout shot, a no-contest vs. a disqualification ruling, why he doesn’t want a rematch with Joe Fournier, why Tommy Fury is next over Jake Paul, how close he has been to a fight with Jake Paul, top 5 influencer boxers, training with MVP, and more.
The parlay pals around (3:33:14) also recap how their latest pick went, and make their selection for this upcoming weekend. GC also looks back at this picks for UFC Charlotte and reveals the biggest hitters.
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