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That's a huge honor for me. And I wanna thank everyone who made that happen. And hopefully that is the norm. So I I've called it the little train that could I still feel. It is such a now we have a lot of muscle behind us a lot of support behind this. And this is very exciting. So I wanted to acknowledge that I wanted to say that because it's just such an exciting time for the program. And it's a great time to be here at ESPN covering mixed. Martial arts in particular because there's so much excitement. About the sport. There's so much interest in the sport Brooklyn came and went by now, you probably know Henry Suharto is still the flyweight champion, he defeated TJ dillashaw in thirty two seconds. Controversial main event you can use that word. I think that word is a little aggressive, but it is a main event, and it's a stoppage in particular that has been debated and the thing about it is to me there is no controversy. The thing about it is it was a good call. Kevin McDonald is not some local referee. Kevin McDonald is that some guy that got the opportunity to ref a main event in Brooklyn on a massive card because he happens to be a New York referee. I've talked about this before it just because the US's in Oklahoma City doesn't mean that, you know, the local Oklahoma City ref gets a shot at the big time. First of all Kevin McDonald is from Massachusetts second of all he's been refereeing major events for the last fifty years. And in fact, he's a former fighter. As well. So he deserved to be there. And I thought he made the right call. You're looking at the highlights here yet we talked about the push. That's not what led to the demise. You're seeing the demise right over here. Look at the head go back. I thought it was a good call the referees. Have the toughest job in sports MA referees in particular, you have to jump in there at a split seconds notice. You can't think about what the stakes are. You can't think about main event you can't think about TJ Dilshad just cut wait for twelve weeks. No, that's not how it works. You have to look at what you are seeing in the middle of the cage and in the middle of the cage on Saturday night that was a proper stoppage have there been cleaner ones. Yeah. Of course. But that was a proper stoppage in my opinion. And I thought that the right call was made we'll be talking about that. We'll be talking to the two particulars involved in that main event in a matter of moments. Greg hardy, of course, made his long-awaited much disgust. You have see debut on Saturday. He fought Alan Crowder, and he lost that fight via d q. It was not a clean fight. It was not a very exciting fight. It was very sloppy fight. And I maintain everything that I said leading up to this fight was proven to be true. He did not deserve. To be in the Coleman event. He was not UFC caliber. I no problem with him being in the U of C just didn't think he should be on this card and certainly not in that spot. I didn't think he should be on that card because of how big of a car was how historic it was I ever card in the peon era. But I also didn't like the fact that he was on the same card as Rachel. I know all of you said okay enough of that already. But that was my stance. And I'm going to ride that out until the end, but the fight came and went and there were some moments and you're seeing some of his moments right over here, but in the end cardio issues and just overall skill issues. He's not quite there three in those of professional. And so I feel like they're doing him a disservice by pushing him so quickly putting him in there. A guy who has twelve flights on his record not to say that Alan Crowder, blue bright by him. But there's a controversial finish. I don't believe. He did it on purpose. I don't believe he tried to end the fight that way. I just think maybe he was tired. Maybe he just didn't know where he was. Maybe they no the rule Indian Crowder wins. Has to be helped out and out of the cage. And and Greg hardy now has a loss on his record. I think he'll be back..