Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a quick spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, host Simon Head is joined by panelists “Gorgeous” George Garcia from MMA Junkie Radio, as well as MMA Junkie’s Nolan King and Danny Segura. Let’s get into it!
The fallout and debate from UFC 257 continues, and we’ve now heard from Conor McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, who suggested the UFC could book McGregor and Dustin Poirier in a trilogy bout for the undisputed UFC lightweight title. There’s no doubt there’d be plenty of interest in a trilogy, but should the title really be on the line if they run it back for a third time?
This weekend sees Paige VanZant return to action for the first time since leaving the UFC when she makes her debut for Bare Knuckle FC. Her decision to pick BKFC over potential options in MMA raised a few eyebrows at the time, but now that we’re just a few days away from her debut, what are you expecting to see from her in a new sport?
Former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren has decided to give Jake Paul what he wants, and the pair are going to face off in a boxing match on April 17. We could take this topic in a load of different directions, but let’s just asked this: What’s your take on this whole bout, and are you actually interested in it?
To finish off this week, we’ve got a solid card in store with UFC Fight Night 184, as two of the sport’s most respected veterans, Alistair Overeem and Frankie Edgar, return to action in the main and co-main event bouts respectively. Both men are aiming for another shot at championship gold before they call time on their respective careers, but who do you think has the best shot of fighting for a title again, and why?
Hope you enjoy this week’s show. Watch Episode 65 of “Spinning Back Clique” above.