25 Burst results for "Fight Island"
Fresh update on "fight island" discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"Legit guys got five. Wins in a row four finishes. The last. the last time he lost it was over three years ago. To mobs are so mar. Mars is a tough tough customer. I predict a bonus is out of this fight in some way or another. Whether it's going to be fight of the night or one of these guys gets a performance. Bonus fifty jesus coming out of that fight but like i said on twitter from my competitive in a scrappy standpoint. There is a lot to like on this. This is a a great little whistle wetter for. Ufc two fifty seven. You will. that's for sure. Of course we'll have your prefight show where you guys and gals will dictate the in the direction. That's going to kick off brighton early. Eight thirty. am eastern standard time. So get up. Set that alarm hit the weights. Go for a jog your coffee ready shower and then join us for some face punching right before the first fight kicks off at nine. Am eastern standard time and the fights. Jose who is in abu dhabi right now a warrior you will have all the interviews with the winners will post fight show and then ak the bonus onto the next one to look forward to as well either get that sometime tomorrow night or early thursday morning content galore here on may fighting coming your way as we put a bow on this preview show aka any last words for the piece here. I'm not saying you're gonna be getting a lot of us over the next few really over the next five days a lot because again what you're talking about you designed show we got to fifty-seven stuff coming up. We've got forty seven preview pre show post by show another onto the next one and let me tell you guys we love it. We love it we had ourselves. Are we had twenty four weeks. We had ourselves a little break and we are here. We are ready got more live way. Watch live way. it's coming. I think it is somewhat reasonable. Time friday morning actually. No more middle the night way and for those of us in north america so Yeah i'm just excited and yeah Guys look out advisable is you don't have to watch every fight on this card. We do because we cover this stuff and we love it and if you love it go for it but if you don't feel like waking up at if you're on the west coast you don't feel like waking up with the six in the morning to catch the first you don't have to get your wise guys picking fights wisely you can always go back and watch them if you had just me and plus or fight password ever enhance so bi-strategic is a perfect day to to bang out of work. You know what. I mean if you got to travel to. Maybe maybe we're some sniffles or something like that. Some non. Kobe related sniffles. You know just get. Get it out of there. You're good to go. this is know this day. One of the men's basketball tournament. Listen we all know like. It's not the most exciting. It's fun day like the final four is down the line. Just were kind of like. We're you to fifty seven but the first day of the tournament is great. Take the day off. Enjoy some some face punching but for the meantime that is aka i mike. Thank you for watching and we'll see you in the morning everybody swayed and for. You're listening to fox media network..
Fresh update on "fight island" discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"Fight at some point yeah. I think that i take down. It's going to be super interesting to see how control him bagging right back up how it goes from there but that's a very interesting fight. It's flying under the radar. This whole cards flying under the radar. But the rest of the main card shapes up with worley alvarez taking one of the stars of the. us's first trip to fight island manila's that should be a lot of fun. i g- villanueva versus venetian moreira. They're going to battle it out in a. Let's be honest. A loser leaves town match up. There's no doubt about these guys on the snide. Both of need to win in both. These guys are killer be killed fighters so there should be a pretty wild fight especially with what's at stake and then we've got roxanne modifier versus viviana i- rougeau which by the way not to. Gripe i i try to keep things positive. I try to keep one hundred aka as the kids. Say how is this fight not that the co main event like no disrespect to alba's in should be a fine fight but how is this fight between roxie and rougeau not the co main event. Can you explain to me. How is Rocks amount of ferry the happy warrior. Not one of the most heavily pushed fighters in in all of ma. I mean i get it. I get it. She has a quirky personality. Okay it's it's you know. Wh i understand the mass anime fan base you know. They find some her antics unorthodox. They don't get the anime stuff. They're not all jose young's is what i'm saying and i wish i wish we had and i wish we had more jose young fan base into shame that a lot of them don't appreciate her her anime and manga and video game comic stylings. I don't even get all the references. Sometimes but i appreciate that. She makes them And of course and that's just talking about her personality. I mean she's been fighting for iphone. I wanna say twenty years. Maybe it just feels that way But we're certainly close to that mark. I'm not far off. She's fought for everyone is. She's the oldest fighter She's she's a little way classes. She's a pioneer and she's also someone who earns who's really earned her spot in the rankings. She is also a top ten ranked. Ufc fighter She's really good with the media. She has she has a lot of stories. Tell obviously against. He's been around forever. So i do wish you get more. Push if i if to to play devil's advocate and to defend the booking manila's is is based out of the middle east. He fought for upper combat federation. He fought for uae warriors. So he is. He is somewhat of a familiar face. Someone who i think have fans in attendance. The live crowd is really really going to get behind him. He and he has a very marketable. Look super exciting style. So while i i'm with you. I would like to see modify marriage a little more shine. I can't argue against them in the spotlight on near that much. I do kind of understand where they're coming from that regard all right fair enough. I get it. There's there's fans whole different aspect. But i don't know i still feel this would stay is ranking wise tile locations. That's an roxanne beads viviana rouge. She's fighting for a title but there is implications here for sure at least to get you close but also in the main card fun at one twenty five between tyson nanna match schnell. Third time's the charm. And then kicking it off at noon. Eastern time is a scrappy. Fight between lauren murphy. Who had a great win on. Fight island in july versus douglas on drudge. That should be a great fighter. Hundred forty five pounds ruins of course kickoff at nine. Am we'll get an go under the radar and in a moment aka but of these other main card fights outside of the main events which one sticks out to you the most. i'm sorry. I love the flyweight matchup. We'll talk on that. But i will say. I am very intrigued by this. Lauren murphy Douglas drudge match because desilva. It's coming back from long lab. I think haven worley elvis. Both less than they fought was on a card about over four hundred days ago. So it's funny. They're they're both kind of coming back and fighting a fresh face neo see. We're going to see where they are Silva as is He's only lost three times as career. I think rob rob font is one of them. He just hit on barau should look but he's only lost to really stiff competition. One of the most who gov who alone murphy did fight to withdraws if you wanted to. Mma math you might say that laurent. Murphy's kind of already around and drives double. Oh how can i forget that he still has last last lost so no shame in. There's going to be a bit of a size difference. Athleticism difference murphy's murphy's beast but again so is android is a little a little cannon. I mean anyone saw the way in absolutely insane shape So so i. I'm really cheap but i think lawmakers really good but i'm definitely in a very consistent with this. I'm kind of any to see you in three. Ufc fights before. I got really strong gauge of you. If i haven't seen much of you outside and other organizations which again. I had not heard of lauren murphy. Before he came to the so this is number three for him against another veteran. If he wins this fight for it could be really special. I mean this this could be a guy who is again We say this a lot. But i don't mind a little hyperbole. It could be a future contender at at one at one forty five. He's looked great. So far you even fighting to a draw he was a big underdog fight so taking it. That far was essential in for him. Absolutely and this is a man who like seven or eight years ago shot in the face in spin offs virus chair. I mean him getting an odd god and fighting another human being is like nothing to him at this point good. Look on my bets an intriguing. But i'm with you man. Twenty-five nam versus now badges an absolute banger does not much more. I can do to sell anybody on this fight. Those guys are going to get in there and get after it. Someone's getting finish that fight. I can pretty much guarantee in. We could have a fresh new face. One hundred twenty five pound top five conversation and that division is has gotten quite a boost over the last several months so in terms of your under the radar fight fighter or storyline aka. What is that heading into tomorrow morning scarred this issue lot to pick from but first thing we had two point of course. I'm sure people who watched the way it was done. Even a little bit of reading this card Saw the names figueredo and magomadov and yes we are going to see. The brother of davison cigarette will make his debut. He'll be fighting at. He's been competing at bantamweight on the regional scene. But he will competing at flyweight in his brother's division Against jerome barron. His debut debut so definitely one to watch there. But i'm really intrigued. By the omar nor magomadov versus sergei. Moore's of fight. Omar is a cousin of habib So there's a lot of hyper on him. Twelve no so far you can find a lot of fights on youtube. He was fighting for guerrilla fighting championship. Which now the ego fighting championship which is owned by habib. So he's he's a product of that system his competition. I think personally has a has been a little bit. Lacking i think there's been some showcasing his talents which are which are prodigious but also again. He's been getting mattress. Which i think are meant to kind of let people see why it be deal and almost kind of sell him to bigger organizations which why now the oc Moore's of is older. But i think in a good way. I think closer i think he's in his athletic prime. He's a former bantamweight champion. I think he's competition was a little bit stiffer and he's a heavy heavy underdog which is shocking to me. So i that to me is to. It's intriguing to me. Not just because. I think it will be competitive. A really high level stuff for two guys who are fairly new. But i also think big up settler. I i kind of like moore's law chancer what i this isn't between the link so it's okay to agree. I agree with you as well. I think this one is skirt under the radar. Habib's going to be in numerous corner. Is i was wondering why this was so low on the card and something tells me in like a favorite hobby you wanna get home. Little sooner buddy will put on per the. I think this is the second second fight on the whole card but Absolutely while no maga made off is i think he's a he's like five to one favourite or something like that and more stuff like you said..
Mark Jackson is the reason why Mark Jackson isn’t an NBA head coach
"Joe. Lake. Up after mark was let go had a bunch of quotes This was one of them that I found co part of it was that he couldn't get along with anybody else in the organization and look you did a great job. I'll always compliment him mini respects but you. Can't have two hundred people in the organization, not like you. Okay. and he said when I say the organizations whole I don't just mean the team just fifteen players that are involved in the coaching staff I mean everybody there's two hundred employees here. So we look at the organization going forward and the kind of coach we want and not just the performance everything else all these factors matter. We took all of that into account. So we have the player part of it. We have the owner part of it. We knew the front office didn't like him when one of the assistance. was busted for recording Jackson in meetings to play for the front office, which again that actually becomes a pro mark Jackson part of it. The Mark Jackson staff was not good enough the ownership in front office told him repeatedly, the staff is good. Enough Mark said we have the best staff going he and scalping apparently got into it and scalloping he was reassigned the front office didn't like that part of it. So we have the players have the staff we have the ownership we have the front office. Let's also talk about some of the other stuff that's just let's face it. Weird Jackson's Amana Faith I. Don't question anyone's faith. I just say to you leave me alone and I'll do my thing That's the way I've always operated and that rubs people wrong way when he was a head coach but also would find time to get to La whenever he had a convenient off day to go and do that. It's tough to tell a man of faith. Hey, you know what don't be that interested in God? That's that's an almost impossible conversation but if I was at ESPN or anywhere and said, Hey, you know what? I can't watch football this weekend. Because I have this higher calling eventually it worked they'd be like, Hey, you know what? Man Like this is all part of the job being availalbe around is very difficult in tough thing to navigate as I'm not even hundred percent comfortable doing it but I'd have to say employer at the time being frustrated by it actually makes a little bit of sense and I think there's other things that just bumped people out when curry had his ankle issues he was brought up in it was kind of a playful thing curry's brought up they put the holy oil on his ankle and. Jackson's wife at the time and Pete Jackson was like look like he had chronic ankle problems and now he doesn't. So you figure it out. That's one of those things where people like wait what Jackson also had some issues off the core where he was caught up extortion deal and I'm not even really getting on his case for that because I think a lot of things happen to people that are public figures that goes on normal people's lives. But the public figure becomes the of jokes on and on and on. He also said when asked about Jason Collins availability years ago. He said not in my locker room. So it came off as if he was a homophobe because there's evidence that he is, and then when he was asked to clear that up, he said look I know Jas I know his family and I'm praying for them right now. Hey, man you save your fucking prayers. Okay. That's the kind of stuff that just doesn't play no matter who you are and I think the. Most important part of all of this because I guess I'm still maybe a little surprised that he doesn't have a job because other people have been on TV and not been great on. TV. I've looked at other coaches that haven't had great runs and there's been plenty of people that have gotten second chances by the way both black and white. So when I see people out raged that he's been blackballed or as. Shannon Sharpe said White Bald or Kendrick Perkins recently, just saying like all of these things that I just going off on the idea that Mark Jackson doesn't have job it really feels like, okay. Are you informed and but yet you've made up your mind decided not to change your mind or are you uninformed and I think so many people screaming about this or like Oh wait that's right. You know maybe either moments you had just now listening to this like Oh, that's right. I've nothing personal against Mark Jackson. He's one of my favorite college basketball players of all time all-time. You guys know how huge of a Saint John's Fan I am and I actually was you know as a little kid be like dude I can't believe he's going this late in the draft is GonNa be awesome and he was awesome in the knicks I felt so vindicated I was. Like and I could refer team right one day I love Mark Jackson and I was right. But when I listened to him on the broadcast Van Gundy I, think him being on the broadcast Van Gundy chances of getting a job because if I was worth a half a billion dollars or more and had the opportunity to own a team or owned a team right now and I'd go. Van Gundy's on all of these little things like, Hey, look at how they blind me Anthony Davis on free throws already have them on the other side of the court. So he can seal for Deepak smaller offender will there be an adjustment. Hey, what's going on with the substitution? Hey, this rule's actually wrong. Why are they doing it? This Way Jeff Van Gundy will say, here's Hey Jason tatum something's wrong with him. He's the first pointed out it happens multiple times every single broadcast Jeff Van Gundy is easily the best NBA analyst in the game right now. Mark doesn't do any of those things and I. Don't know if that's just him not being comfortable in that role but he's a coach. He's a former player and he doesn't do any of those things. He'll say, Hey, this guy's not just a great score. He's a great individual. He's a human being. Okay. So and so doesn't get enough credit for shooting. Okay. In everything is results based. If the shot goes in, it was a great shot at the shot doesn't go in Hey, that's the guy that shouldn't be taking the shot. It's very. It's very minimal depth and when. You have people that make these decisions. You're almost instead of looking at the resume in Golden State which is on its surface again resume. You'd say Yeah. What like six years? Nicholas gives Scott his shot young team garnered play defense that's hard to do. But I think being next to Jeff. When Jeff runs circles around him on the broadcast. It it might remind go wait why why is this one guy way better talking about the game than the other guy so I think the best thing market do would not be on the broadcast with Jeff and who knows what might happen. So I just think the more we look at it and hey man trust me this is not white guy decide to push back on racism segment because I've. Probably done with those the rest of my life. I'm seeing specific to this one because the NCAA numbers are atrocious. The ABC's the head coaching. Diversity that we have in the pro sports leagues still is not what it needs to be I'm not pushing back on any of those things. But when it comes specific to mark Jackson, there are the informed in the uninformed, and hopefully if you've resisted this, you're more informed now.
"fight island" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"And my cat joined by our boots on the ground and Abu Dhabi Jose Young's and the Prince of positivity. Himself Mr Alex Kaley Jose we will start with you. We have two big women's Bantamweight Bouts Tomorrow Night Germain enemy versus Juliana opinion is the featured about the main event Holly Home For Society Aldana of course Amanda. Nunez has her next fight on the books. It'll be at one forty-five defending against Megan Anderson but as far as her bantamweight title is concerned, you have to imagine that fell Donna and or pain are victorious. Nunez going to have her follow up fight ready and waiting is that how you view this as well? Yeah. It's going to be one of the other and I honestly I would lean. Donna. Considering, she's I think her win streak is a little more. It's she's been more active more recently had a lot of wins and I just think the win over holly home is still like who's already lost to Valentina Amanda Nunez remained Aranda me. She's she's only lost to champions or former champions So I think a win over Holly Home and in a main event on fight island is just I think a bigger deal than being Germane to random engine. That's no insult JANA random. She's an unbelievable fighter, but also Juliana Pain of course hasn't been the most active fighter. No fault of her own she had a she had a kid. To come back, she had the fight against Duke Montana, and then once you supposed to fight Aspen, lad asked had to pull out so they in that fight was gonNA get cancelled anyway. So because of the pandemics I no fault of her own but I just think he ran Donna. More, at. On sat some uber impressive finishers knocked over. Is One of if not the most I want to say most violent female knockouts. I've ever seen like you don't see a lot of female fighters one punch dead their opponent. You've seen a lot of like like Jessica drops against. Caveats and then when she dropped Dros on her head but that that Hook on caveat is that put her to sleep with. So so impressed and I honestly think aloud did enough to get the outside anyway she doesn't have to fight Holly Home, but of course, as finding a one forty five. Aldana said you want stay active and kind of rates the question. So all respect to her I just think you've both come out on top Iranian will get the next shop. Aka Jose alluded to it. Most people believe that Donna should have already had the title shot locked and loaded. She's one five out of six. The one loss of the mix was the split decision lost Raquel Pennington and there are folks out there who thought Aldana did enough on her bat offer back to actually make that decision. I. Am Not one of those folks I thought Pennington squeaked Alan by but she did bounce back with wins over Vanessa Mellow and the NOCCO win over via. She now has her first main event against a former world champion homes coming off that win against Pennington in January that. In a fight that certainly didn't have people jumping out of their seats but. This fight stylistically Aka what sticks out to you. I mean I guess a lot of people would want to look at it as as power versus technique, which I which again is I think would take away from Don who has a lot of technique and also a lot of power I. It's exciting about it is the possibility that you know I'll done of correction brings up another side of home that we don't have to see because home is obviously such a talented fighter. She's also really smart fighter and it takes a lot. To get it out of her comfort zone and if you don't zone, you end up with again convincing winds like she had against rebel Pennington but wins that aren't exactly getting fans clamoring to see her competing for yet another title shot. So the hope is that again, a Donna challenges her and if you and if you're of course, if you're the camp counselor enough that it gets home to a spectacular performance and a memorable performance, maybe finish but not so much that data just on. So. In that sense, I wanna be optimistic and say this could be one of the more entertaining Holly Home Fights that we've seen a while. I know there's a lot of skepticism around that again Holly Hill very tactical fighter talented fighter a winter, but again, not not someone who's always Cruising Barn burners or fight of the night awards or something like that. So. I do think we'll. We'll see a competitive fight, but a more entertaining than than some people might be might be seeing on paper. Jose that that me to one of more. Questions of interest when it comes to this fight because Holly Home is an interesting position right now, she still has a lot of value the UFC obviously still see something in that name and in Holly Home as a fighter but the thing I'm most serious about is what if Holly Home Wins? Tomorrow night like what if she goes out there and has a great performance against email Donna. What happens then? I think it would depend on how she wins. She goes out there and just crushes like head cakes Rhonda. You know the you have C. wants to get another job and Juliana pain is there to say like all of these offer women because let's not forget Germane to randomly that she's not GonNa get shot at one thirty five anytime soon. So you want to manage the champion because he's already to against her but like say in this hypothetical World Julia Payne and Holly Home come out on top I just maybe they book those two. Down the road especially, if a man in Nunez needs time to get to one hundred because let's not forget Amanda Nunez teased retirement. She just had her first kid. She's now a new mom. So maybe her times not just one thirty five which is fighting in general are coming to an end. So even if she gives up the one, thirty, five pound belt in Holly Home is the now the number one contender say Juliana pains the number one contender maybe this is what the is trying to do but. It's just it's hard to say considering especially in two thousand and twenty it's hard to plan one week. Let alone like let's look at two thousand and twenty one in this division that we don't know if the champion against stick around. So a lot of things needs play out in the world of mixed martial arts I can try and match make the women's hundred, thirty, five pound. Title Picture. So, currently, Aldana is a slight favorite averaging around a minus one, twenty, five homeless dog plus one, zero five, I think that's about right but Aka, who do you like in this one and why? I'm going to go down I again. There's that part of me. That is you know is very fearful of again the talent of Holly Home again her to make. Know potentially great fighters look bad. I mean, that's that's that's a skill upon home. It's a credit to her and it's why she's been stuck around for so long and why she keeps getting these these big opportunities but I I think. Is is just is peaking at the right time. I know that's always kind of a difficult thing to gauge. But that is what I see in her reason performance like you said, even in Pennington fight maybe she didn't quite enough to win but she did show how dangerous she is against a fighter wing in with the difficult style much like much like holly home has so I..
"fight island" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Went for me. Go was really at his peak being able to nullify these strikers, you know Figueredo has the wrestling to at least keep the fight standing and on the feet. I don't see how benefit it doesn't get chopped up and stopped again here in the second one I would lay up to minus three dollars in this fight I. think it's a complete and utter mismatch of would tell people normally say all right. You have a favorite and on fight night a lot of times popular favorites, Figueredo will be. Be a popular fight night. They read on fight night. You know the favorites go up because people didn't do so well early, they're looking to chase. They bet the favorite, especially a popular favourite who who just knocked to this guy out a couple of months ago, but in this case I think it's worth waiting until Thursday or Friday just to get a sense of how the weight cut went for Figueredo if he seems like he made the wait, no problem this fights a blowout mismatch where if he looks really drained. Guy That probably doesn't belong at one twenty five. He's really big for one twenty five, but if he makes the wait, no problem I think he last vitas out the only chance. I think benefit Evita's has is if Figueredo really really had a hard time cutting the weight and his ultra drained, but what we've seen since the UFC changed that way in policy to about five pm down to ten. Am these guys get? Get that extra seven hours to rehydrate and it has made a big difference I've seen a lot of guys look like skeletons on the scale and rehydrated and look amazing the next night, so I'm not even worried about a tough wait. Cut as long as Figueredo makes weighed in the titles on the Line I. Think he handles Joseph renovated fairly easily. What do you make of the class of the heads in the previous match? I mean that's up. Just happens look. They were to add flashes in the main event this past week. I mean WHO's Mon- hit man all twice it opened up big coats, cuts, both times it much like boxing and other combat sports at just have. Okay. What about the covert thing? You're thinking false positive. Yeah. League hoping. I just thought it all began with you there. I think it's Feels like a sucker, bet, almost just because it seems to obvious at a relatively cheap money, honest honesty dollars, but I still have. I was surprised. It was only minus two dollars, and then I thought about it, and I said look this. Despite how drastically different they looked in the Octagon Figueredo looks a lot bigger stronger better younger i. also remember the fact. That looked Joseph benefit as has a big name he's been. This'll be his fourth UFC flyweight title fight. He's been in their Henry so Hudo I mean he's just been such a consistently big name in the space that I think name value alone kept that line down. Fair enough man great information across the board. appreciate the insight analysts. Let's stay hot this week. I best of luck to you tomorrow. Talk you later. My man take care. Thank you to stop hammer time all right. Thanks to Matthew. Hold doing double duty. They're heavy lifting with two cards this week of UFC. Hopefully, we staggered them appropriately on this punt s you're able to listen and before Wednesday night's action, and then of course Thursday morning for the golf and West Reynolds joining us with bats, so we've been flirting with some winters ever since West had the J. Page a few weeks ago, so hopefully we'll get there. One is triple digits wellheads. told you about the podcast early. Check out that series thirty for thirty. Ozzy speaks for itself. You guys know how awesome it is and we'll be back next week and next week. Is The baseball season yes? Team Sports? Just around the corner or really doing it, Harry..
"fight island" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Not very good competition, and that was the case for Santos she really patted her record regional competition barely got by a decision win on the Dana White contenders series, Brazil, and then she lost her. You have the debut I think. This is kind of a mismatch. I'm surprised. The UFC didn't put Santos in with a lower level fighter. Maybe even a bell beat army belt is on the same card and she just lost to make hand. I think this is a huge step up in class for Santos here to be taking on Molly, McCann and one thirty seems awful awful cheap. Are I. Knew You're convincing me on that one. I made to dive deeper into that. You miss out a couple of last week I. It was I, certainly a faded mellow pretty hard on your convincing so job there. Let's go KOMEDA that year on June Elliott Ryan Benoi. Flyweight Division, Elliott is the twelfth ranked contender. In this division and for Ben, Wall a little bit of a small dog ear. Elliott's about a quarter. I mean I'm surprised so I'll let you go. Take it away. Why Wall? Yeah to some. We see this in fighting all the time. We saw Hennion Brow when he was only thirty two years old and lost T. J. dillashaw suddenly couldn't win a fight anymore. Age Isn't always the greatest. Metric in terms of a fire's is past his prime or doesn't have it anymore. I mean look at Jose, although now at thirty three years old, he literally cannot every third round fades every single fight both fights against Holloway the fight against our law Ski. He just gases in the third round of every fight, and he never gas before and what happened I don't know, but some of these guys. They just lose it overnight in MMA they they lose that ability to fight it. The highest level and Tim Elliott seems to have done that I tim Elliott was. was always kind of a journeyman went on this amazing run one that season top in which the winner was going to get a title shot against the Patriots. Scott Johnson got that title shot against Dj had them in a really good deity choke I there intended that the Pearl at the palm that night, watching that fighting for a few seconds I thought two million may choke out to Mitri his Johnson, which had that have happened, it would have been the biggest upset in a history, but since then he's too in five in the UFC and his two wins. Have come against Louis Smoker and Mark Larosa, neither which of those wins as age very well as daily roses, just getting starched every time out, louise smoke to tends to get finished and finished early every time he goes out now on the other side. You have a guy in Ryan Benoi who literally alternated wins in each of his wife, ten fight what he's coming off a split decision loss, so this new history tells us anything. This is where he normally rebounds after every loss, and he has some pretty impressive wins to his credit. He's beaten Sergio Pettis cody, fuller, Freddie Toronto, his losses to some of the best guys in the flyweight division. Brandon Bam Bam Marino top-five. Guy Right. Right now and been win so Ryan been walked normally only loses to the very best guy has big time power for this division, eight knockouts and ten wins. Something's going on with Tim Elliott and he just seems to to not be the same not only is he losing fights, but he's getting finished and in his last fight he was quick to tap in that fight. He had the look of a fighter who didn't want to be fighting anymore. mean he capped bath? I think in this situation. The Underdog Ryan Benoit's the Hungrier Guy. He's fought really good competition. He has more power in this situation I. think he finishes Tim Elliott in this fight at around plus one twenty. or You like the judicial, take the candy. Let's go to the main event now. This is a fascinating five. Because of what's been coming off of so as Calvin Guitar and Dan e, he gave back to back split decision victories. But I wonder how we'd be looking at Ebay if he had lost that flip decision to Edson Barboza. You're right and look I thought that you could have made a case that he lost a split decision in each of his last two fights, but I certainly thought Barbosa. When am I? Mean far both are hurt and dropped him in the first and second round of that fight I was blown away. Barbosa didn't win that fight, but the one thing I will say for as he's never been stopped in his entire career. You know in sixteen fights. He's never been stopped and he's. He's tough guy, Calvin Qatar is a slow starter I almost looked at playing. He Gate here. 'cause we saw Jerry, Stevens fight on the scene and the Chris. Gold fight in the Chamber Joe's fight were Talbot Guitar I mean not that she does by was a one punch shot for him, but it definitely the Jeremy Stevens fight as well. We're Qatar really off to slow. Start same thing in the beat fight where he got off to a slow start as well as Carneiro. I what I think is interesting about this fighting. We rarely see this. As. If you shop around a lot of the books, have this total at two and a half rounds over minus one fifty dumb books have it at four and a half. Undermine is one fifty five, I think there's a very good chance with neither one of these guys ever participating in main events in the UFC before us, not going five rounds. We don't really know how they're gonNA. React plus the fact that guitar seems to. Be a slow starter whose power Carey's well into.
"fight island" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Three-stroke lead with three holes ago and husted Thomas Woes, the lead, the supposedly better player Morikawa. In this time he wins playoffs, so we'll get to golf and a little bit with West Reynolds of eastern but Matthew. Holt will join us as well. I island. What a success! Christina Yang to catch some of the action. I was able to catch a little bit yeah. Look you know I would give out here. For Dot. com on certain sports. It always gets nerve wracking right. You Wanna hit everything or above by record, because the trolls will come out why to take some pictures as well for the query, show the reply, and then also sportscenter strassel about those guys laid lumber on some of those fixed by. Everything had coming up smelling roses, so we did well there. The little stressful there, but not the old strong performance last week on the podcast bounce back to we'll have incumbent out, and we're GONNA do this sort of in chronological order, so first Matthews Holtz GonNa talk about the down through picks. We each like on the Wednesday night card, then West with the Gulf which starts Thursday in Matthew Holt, the Saturday are both of those you have see events on fight. Island stop. Hammerstein will start things off talking a little USC midweek. Man. These cards are just relentless. They're coming at you the whole. As the conscious kicks, but Earth things I good way to get back on track last weekend at Fight Island Matthew good to be with you and congratulations, my friend. Yeah, thank you, know I thought. We you know we get a good job of breaking that car down. And most of the fights played out how we thought they were. Some of the decisions didn't go our way. You know that's the left. Does Santos won that fight? We probably got robbed. They're certainly that thirty twenty seven scorecard with outrageous considering those. Knocked him out in the first round. But you know we said that you know. Vulcan off Holloway would be a standing kickboxing match again and it was, and we said the main event was going to go over because at the end of the day mass. Adults hard to knock out and. was going to use his athletic advantages to more more to negate the Advani. Offensive advantages amass vidal then to. Enforce any of his own. And it got there, and and we I was surprised that we're able to get the plus money prices. We were on some of those situations like the under on the US demere fight in the over on the main event, but I don't make the odds. All we do is cash the tickets. No great I actually did something for our quiz show and did some stuff for sportscenter. Real focal point just that we talked about it all the narrative pointed to the over yet they were talking about the under again. A lot of the consensus was maybe my husband all on short notice when the stamina, but he certainly did. And I broke that story on Blasios taking six one hundred thousand dollar best and the guy that was a mettler, a couple of dogs that never pays really. The two favorites cashed. Member genres and. Yawn. Return the base. We have same arena on Wednesday nights. This is UFC fight island one. We're not gonNA. Go through every bite on. This car is going to go through a few picks that caught your eye and also talk about. The main event will start with the fifth bite on the card is Ricardo Ramos Against Laurent Murphy. In the featherweight division I have good stats your I wanNA talk about why he like Rama's here minus about a buck sixty. Well. What's interesting? Is You and I talked about it a few weeks ago? Where some of the sharp Syndicate Eddie vedder that tend to play very early in the week they tend to bet the underdogs, and here's one of the underdog. They met in Leroux Murphy and this line draw from minus one eighty on Rommel's to minus one fifty five and I couldn't wait to jump in look. We were writing last time I. Think we're right here again. You know in the very low actually the last time we didn't get a chance to prove we are right, but we're right the time before that. Ramos is awesome. We talk about young guys, and how they take a little bit of time to mature and really get up to their top level, and the USC because they have to learn so many different disciplines, and they normally come into. MMA, with just one or two areas of expertise, but Ricardo Ramose at just twenty four years of age is already five and one the UFC with his only loss thing by spinning back fist to Saieed, ner medoff in a fight where he was probably GonNa win. That fight is well and be six and. And Owen the UFC trains at a great gym used the train at a great gym in Brazil now he trains the team Alpha male. This is a guy that gets the train with some of the best fighters in the in the world. He's already had six fights in the UFC won five of probably should have won six of them, but made one mistake in one of them I got caught with the spinning back fist, which is a learning opportunity for twenty four year old fighter I think Ricardo Ramos is a future title Challenger possibly. Camping in the US I think it's talent level that good and I think one fifty five is a steel on the other side.
UFC featherweight champ defends title in split decision
"I Will Fight Island was officially christened tonight for the UFC in Abu. Dhabi there was no baptism to be had in the main event of UFC two fifty one. What's going on everybody? Welcome to the official. You have to fifty one post fight. Show here on, May, finding dot com I'm Mike Heck location this week from Boston Massachusetts visiting the parents this weekend. That is Jose Jose. Main Event Kamara, who's been retains a welterweight title against Whore Mazal. Challenger looked pretty darn good in that first round. I'm pretty surprised that judges gave in that first round, but it was the much fresher champion that was able to sort of chip away at the always game, or hey mazda throughout the fire Ab. Fresher champion but Komo. Zeman was basically been in camps since beginning of this year, despite was like Ben Booked and booked in both supposed to fight earlier this by giving burns, and also muzzle steps in, so yes, he's finally fresher because he he's had the full camp and everything but I think Kamara wasn't one hundred percent in that fight, either considering this long extended, Feick at Ala, similar to twenty Ferguson with all these these these fights falling apart, but Kamara who's been one nonetheless, might not have been the most exciting fight. I saw a couple of tweets complaining about the fight and I really take that. I felt it was a lot of fans that were on this very muzzle hype train. He's on the video game cover on this baptism round the resurrection Super Necessary Punches bef tile, and that they were expecting violence, even mice I myself said fight between WHO's minimize well probably has a higher chance of ending in a violent way, but it did not come out who's been one I had them winning all five rounds the first round I guess. Didn't really matter to me. Who won that? I still come who's been what at least four of the rounds comfortably? The people complain about. The foot stopped the wrestling the headbutts. That stuff will come out. Who's been did what he had to do to win. That's exactly why I thought he would. Take, her might as well because all the time Mazal taking this fight on short notice. Kamara also took this fire. On short notice gets an extra a completely different fighter between Gilbert Burns as well. It's completely rechange leftist camp Had his new trevor wittman is corn for the first time fighting the guy all this bad blood is in the air all the pressures on him, and perform a like we ourselves, said all the pressures on who's Madonna not not a whole lot on Mazal, but at the end of the day. Who's been doing what he had to do? I didn't have a problem with the way fought. Might not have been the most exciting, but if I was going to pick up, predict away whose men would pull this off. This is exactly how I thought he would do it. Yeah, when you get a fight like this and you have a guy as hot as MAS. Bat brings in a lot of the casual fan base. Does your watch? As many events as we watch, and some of the hardcore fans watch everything so most people expected this fight to go exactly that way I thought the first row was going to be the most interesting round, obviously, because of Mazda was going to get it done. He's probably going to have to do it in the first five minutes, and this is the fire. We got like Mara. Who's been defends his title. For the second time. It was another classic who's been like performance and he gets a one-sided win and highly anticipated main event so in the end. We like to talk about the overall letter grade, but it felt like just kind of looking at the time slot when we're all said and done. We're getting ready to hit record here. We're just like man this is this is super late like I feel like the card and the whole night in a weird way. Wet Kinda slow did it not. started off really really quickly. Might just. Like I feel like the first few flew by and all of a sudden I had been watching fights for two and a half three hours and I'm like wow, this fight is cars going quickly I like this pace, and then we the main card and Amanda he boss comes in, and just submits patriots immediately i. wish went exactly as I expected, but then there was decision with Rosen on drugs, and then even Yawn Aldo finish, but it was in the fifth round, so there's still basically fought for twenty five minutes, and then we get twenty five minutes, Vulcanology Holloway and then we get twenty five minutes of in Mazda, also of these we've seen. We saw that graphic on the screen like. All the cards are three title fights, and like we used to fourteen had like Woodley Maya in Jones, a cormet and Cyborg Abinger, and then to seventeen to five those had some bangers like like two to seventeen had three epic fights three like violent, like just three of the craziest finishes you'll see. And then, of course to a five, the CONOR McGregor show, and then to seventeen had the DC Jones trilogy, so I think we're a little maybe. We'll. We'll spoiled on these three. These three title fight cars while we're expecting something like that and I loved all all great fights off spectacular fights, but I think a lot of fans are tuning in to see fight island. In the Mazar strain, all these title-fights might have been. A limited. I could see why they might have been little disappointed. I didn't have a problem with it, but probably was the night Dana White wanted in terms of finishes. Yeah, the main event may have disappointed some people but for. The Sake, this is like the best thing that could have happened for the welterweight division like if you're burns. Edwards these guys are pretty happy right now. Especially Gilbert Burns. One hundred percent I mean we. We set it on count after it was on what the heck or or post eyesore produce. All kind of blend together at this point in the summer, but we. We said if Moslem Dole wins. That's going to be a problem for the US's pockets the welterweight division I mean. We were talking about him fighting the bringing the both belts so that the Conor McGregor. The table and all this. Kamara who's been one and it's? It's a no brainer that Gobert burn gets three matches. Suppose he should've been fighting tonight. before covid nineteen October, nineteen. That's applaud the car, so yeah, for all the way division, and the the the martial art fans of the world that don't like quote unquote. Holding divisions I think that's a good thing, but I. Honestly I love chaos at Moscow had one I. Think I, think it would have been fun time in the world of May. And Mazda all. Let's be clear. We all know this. He was the a side heading into this fight. He's the reason. There was a lot of buzz and a lot of fanfare when you had a guy like game bread in the street that he's on. That's what happens, but a lot of people wanNA know where he goes from here. Because despite losing the fight tonight, he still has a ton of options moving forward. Chaos can still rain in some way Jose. Can you say that again? You cut off quick second. Chaos can rain. For horny Mas at all got about it because he's got so many options moving forward despite the loss tonight. Yeah, I mean Hoy Mazdas. All I'm Kamara. WHO's been himself set like he's GonNa. He's like. He's like he's GonNa. Lose all these like excuses. Bill didn't talk the finance days notice flu costs. The country doesn't have was coach in the gym, covert nineteen this and that so like I. Don't think I of course I think Mazda obviously cooled anytime. You lose. You cool a little bit Conor McGregor and Nadir's, and it's such an insane finish that they run it back, and you have another epic fight like that, but for Mazda all you're obviously going to a little bit but he himself said. Let me, get a couple of wins and they'll run back. I'm sure he want. He would love to five full camp but the Colby College. Is there I? Think that is going to drum up a whole lot of interest I. think people might even be more interested in that fight in the dynamic between those two fires, oarsmen and I think that Kobe Covington already Moslems? Fight does not need a title online. That's just two guys. They hate each other I wanNA break brick on each other's faces. WHO'S MCCANN? Fight Gillard. Leeann, Edwards of course out there, wonder boy thompsons, working his way up Santana, positive I think has covered to so he somewhere out there, so the welterweight division will move, but for now Mazda all. Of course cooled, but he's still I think still the hottest commodity hundred seventy pounds.
UFC 251: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
"Island becomes a reality. Well, I guess it's already a reality. But there will actually be fights there, and it's actually Gosh! Maybe one of the best certainly form in my opinion, the best card they've had since they've come back the UFC But really good card. A lot of big names. And then, of course, the main event of the evening is a fight that Probably should have been on the card anyway. What We ended up plucking out, I suppose. With Moscow it all being put in against Guzman. So I wantto talk a little UFC 2 51 Maybe Look at some of these potential wagers and get Ah Someone who used to frequent this show. It needs to come on on Maura, and that's on me. Scott Kanevsky joins me now, Scott. Good to catch up, man. How are you? I feel like a first time long time been awhile. It has been a long time. And how are you? How's the family? How's everything going doing well, and I appreciate you having me on thinking about me and things were going well, and things are only gonna get better tomorrow night. Yeah, absolutely. Did you laugh at Dana White when he said when he first brought up Fight Island? Yes. And no. Because you know you crazy enough that he was probably speaking the truth. You figured, you know, maybe he has something going and he's crazy enough and has the money the backing toe pull something off like that, And sure enough, here we are. I mentioned at the beginning How good this card in is and it's not just mustered all versus Guzman by it. Man. Did we luck out? Right? I mean, my you know, I feel bad for the dude who had to pull out and it doesn't get a fight Guzman tomorrow but as a card, it's so much better now that master dolls on it, don't you think? Agreed. Gilbert Burn, We'll get another shot at some point. I mean, hopefully next in line for whoever wins tomorrow night. But this is a fight Everybody wanted. You know, already. Mas Vidal inducement aren't exactly the best of friends. They've been talking for a while. They had that the altercation back in the states. It was Super Bowl on radio row. So this is something everyone's been wanting to see. And now with Byrnes Contracting Cove it we're going to get it on. I think that's just made a already really intriguing AA fight cars that much better. Now I got burned by Justin GHT because I was all in on Tony Ferguson in that fight like it's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen twice, right? I mean hospital is not gonna win. This thing is he Okay. From a mm a standpoint, I have to say no. And I would agree with you. But if you're going to talk, betting going all in and you've seen what's happened over the last 24 36 hours. Money is just money and tickets are pouring in on Mas Vidal. He's he's gone from about a plus 2 25 plus 35 to a plus 1 85 last I saw earlier today. I believe there would be MGM believe put out there that they're taken 81 ticket being booked for Mas Vidal. And you know, you know what they say. You gotta follow the money. So it just Somebody knows something, or is it just It's obviously not just big bets that are coming in on Mas Vidal, but there's no number of that's coming on him. And that just makes you wonder if someone I'll be just like you know where agree like you. It was all set up for Tony Tow. Go in there and handle him and take him to the ground and didn't but You know, maybe he'll learn from that. Now. What's what's mobs but all going to be able to do to be Guzman. That's the big question. You know, he's better on the feet, obviously, but you know who's going to try and take him down and out wrestling? So How? How does Ma's little battle that and managed to Ah, toe? Hold him off? I don't know. I think I'm right there with you. And I just looked at Fanduel and they have mustered all that plus 200 right now. So even though that's a little bit longer odds, then maybe MGM has that still down as you said Scott from 2 25 or something like that just a couple of days ago, and I guess oh, so let me ask you this if we do the betting thing I I have Guzman minus 2 45 or mosque it all plus 200 Or and then of course, you could get into it. Um, I took in my parlay. I took Guzman just straight up because I got enough other stuff in my parlay that I'm going to get pretty good odds out of it. But if you were laying down, Abed, would you would you do it smarter, Would you Dumas fit all Okay, so I would I would wait until about 15 to 30 minutes before fight and see where those odds are because of who's come down to, like, minus 200. I think you jump on him because they're getting more value for him. And firstly, I think he does come through with the wind, and he's just going to grind it out. But if that money starts about bounce backto mas Vidal, you know, I think, and you're looking to take a shot. You're willing, you know, maybe you had a good night on the earlier fight. Maybe maybe you going on and on and you take that shot. Just hope he comes with that flying me. He landed on aspirin
"fight island" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Golf courses and he spoke about it this week. He had a top five earlier this year at the Honda. Classic like I said Nick was designed. He lost in a playoff back at Muirfield village in two thousand eight to Russian Shambo plus he's out five top tens and his last fifteen starts. The party has always a drawback in the two hundred or stroke game potty, but like I said with Matsuyama I take, the slower Greens may help and then buckle. Quick the triple digits shopping. Triple digit jobs as well don't aim hundred to one rates in the top fifteen strokes gained approach and t degree, also in the top twenty, five and scrambling. This is the guys that eight top twenty, better in his last fourteen events dating back to the event out here in Vegas last fall, so he's getting closer and closer I take to really contending and being right there for when it's not pulling it off and then the one fifty one. My longest shot this week is Johnny. WHO's that's ever finish? Your of Muirfield is only forty. But he's been trending upwards. He's got a couple of top twenty five. Since the STAR has happened. This is one of those I would mix it props top ten or top twenty. He's a good guy on Nicholas. Courses, He's a two-time winner, abby that's back in sixteen and seventeen at the Canadian open also has a win at the Bob. Hope, classic, which has to Nicholas Designs as part of that force rotation, so that was basically I guess my worst designer angle for the week. I usually have one guy on card for weeks at least kind of fits, that designer angles, so I went with Vegas at one fifty to one. We had sort of a caddy approach. I think last weekend with fee now. And when he was making his move, I was thinking of you, and then when he was falling back also big if you'd be. Tournaments. Right yeah I I'm just not sure what to make a fee now I know he has talent the ability, but I mean he just. He just doesn't win an off and it was You know. He made a nice move on Saturday. See thought you know maybe too far back to win, but he certainly guy that with another solid round could finish at least top five, and you know which is just going to be a case of too little too late, but he played solid the analysis right, and then he just started off so poorly on the Sunday final round, and just Allama down the leaderboard so I you look I'm not sure when Tony for now. Tony Female is GonNa hit, but eventually he is, and I'm probably not going to be on, nor will a lot of people because they may have given up on him at that point. You can see it. How many so the names I'm GonNa throw at you I like Justin rose. He's probably my favorite by depict one guy, even if he's not as big, a favourite as Matsuyama rose, there's some twenty five to one out there twenty, two one at caesars. He's the Guy Enjoys Jacks PLAC- one here in two thousand ten. He's got top thirteen finishes in his last six starts at Muirfield as my nieces and nephews are making noise down the hall, little different existence over there visiting but He did miss the his last start this season, but he also nearly won the Charles Schwab Fourteenth He's just been great statistically. I think you can just Kinda hang one hundred six times in the worldwide since two thousand seventeen, so he's just Deng he's just a solid. Well actually that's the one guy played that we had mentioned already I'm also on Justin rose this week. Doug, for a couple of different reasons. I know you missed the cut at the travelers, but I think he's been pretty solid. Since the resumption in play was thirty colonial fourteenth at the RB see, but that fourteen could have easily been top lot, because there were so many guys stacked on that leaderboard, and he's a guy that that look, if a little bit of a gamble because he's made some changes recently in terms of his game, the first being is. Is Equipment deal. You had that multimillion dollar deal with the Japanese. Manufacturer Honma, and is now out of that deal because his players how to slip, so he's got the old trustee tailor-made in the bag now he doesn't have an official endorsement deal with them like he did for all those years ago, but I think he's more comfortable with his equipment. And you also just actually recently split with Sean Foley. Who's his longtime swing coach Sean? Foley of course work with Tiger works with a couple of other players. Now Brandon Grace. Cameron Japanese dispirit guard couple of others. But under Foley Rose, won all ten of his PGA tour. titles including his first major at the US Open at Marian back in twenty thirteen, so he hasn't proven yet that he can win without slowly, but I think this is a good thing for roads, because sometimes when you're with the same swing coach at the same teacher, you can get a little bit stale, and maybe that's what Rose Kinda felt so. He he's excited for the challenge and the change could really be exciting for him, because if horses more accountability onto himself as a player because he's taking over his own gay, he's he's taking over his own swing and taking over the sole responsibility for play and works a veteran. If this was a young guy doing that, I might be a little more gun. Gun Shy back that guy because it's a veteran like Justin rose. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. He's always been a really smart and cerebral player, so I think maybe this change and the parting of the ways was fully could end up being good for I like that analysis. I skipped him when I was going through my order, guys. Odds orders I skipped him went to fitspatrick feedback to rose the now slip in the triple digit guy. I'm GonNa go with Harold Barn burner the third. So it's been pretty uneven so far rams since the VGA's resumption, but. I like what I'm seeing, we know. He held the lead up the first round. The Charles Schwab actually flirted with making a run a couple of tournaments. You didn't miss the cut the obviously heritage, but he's luck his ball striking. Ranks thirty ranks eighth last week Tita Green, so he's got enough of the statistics there. But he missed the cut. This is key so last year at this tournament. He missed the cut, but I was a week after he shot at eighty one at the PGA championship on Sunday in the final world, so just rarely some bad taste, still in his mouth, just a better player now when he was in a hundred zero, one for a guy has the game I take. Take, the SMOKIES! Yeah and I argue with that, either because I've seen some I've seen some sharp guys like Varner this league because of what you said, the ball striking the drawback of course is really his potting, and really his short potty. This guy that misses many the four and five footers for a for a guy that I think is more talented and is a better player than. Than certainly his record would indicate. He missed the COD memorial last year, but that was right at that was pretty close after that PGA where he shot that balloon on the weekend when he was in the final group, but this is i. think that he is on the right track and eventually he's. He's going to break through. He's just gotTA gotTa Potter. Whittled it you, don't you? You. Don't have to do a bet PA. Bad or Ray Potter. Sometimes you just have to puck great on a given week. And maybe this is another guy like I talked about with Matsuyama and Benny on earlier. Maybe the slower Greens will help a guy. That's finish shaky potter of late. We saw hoping that's for sure I. Mean it's sometimes. She's GonNa have to intimidate things before. Milla last week off the favorite one D, Shambo was six to one anyway, but sometimes you have to kind of just intimidate the guy sort of getting it all together, and that's why he's hundred one. He's unlikely to so anybody lasts people last guys on your list out. Yeah, yeah, I I went through who who I've got I did take a couple of the chalky guys like I mentioned earlier with Caffeine and Matsuyama and I'm on rose with you as well woodwind was my Middle Price Guy, and then my longer guys were Benny on Joel Damon Johnny Vegas. So good so nice little grouping. I wonder how we're GONNA view like. How they played this week to next week, we. You know that's GonNa interesting like..
"fight island" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Thirty strong. I! Mean grass fights have gone five rounds. I mean WHO's Mon- Has Gone Five Damian Maya has no. Chin went five rounds or lose. Von Hatfield though Sanyo's at this point in his career. No, not a lot left in. The tank went five rounds with RDA. Tyron Woodley not a lot left in the tank, went the distance with WHO's Mon-, you know. He knocked out, Covington, but it was in the fifth round with forty seconds left in the fight. This is a guy who just doesn't tend to win fights early. I mean to knock knockouts in his last eleven fights those are both grounded pounds over inferior opponents en masse. Vidal is a guy. Guy, who doesn't get knocked out, and you have to assume that used was GONNA look to exploit the advantages. You just talked about potentially masks. Vidal may not be in the best shape although I hear from the people down at American top team that he lives in the gym, and that his Cardi he has cardio for days, and he is shown at time and time again in. In the Octagon Cardio is not an issue for hey, maths. Vidal volume is sometimes getting out. Grappled is sometimes, but cardio never been an issue for a massive at all I. Think he goes the distance. No problem here in a fight where he just probably doesn't have the size the chops to handle the wrestling of WHO's Mon-. I I'll tell you this I like the over more than. Than I do trying to take a shot on a massive plus twenty is gonNa sing his forty career fights the most ever before getting a UFC title shot since nearly salivating here and you mentioned. WHO's Mon- Baby, love a big favourite minus three dollars, another favorite of the top of the card welcome ASCII. Alexander Volkov ask you against Max Holloway a rematch of their featherweight. I don't match. Last year, eighteen straight wins rebulk asked law since two thousand, Thirteen Ozzy's been on incredible, run the over ears, every juice at over four and a half, minus let's say to fifteen to twenty neighborhood on look. You're getting a high volume striker with all the way I think this one could enter I kind of lean under there, because in bulk and ask you kind of wants to send a message more decisive victory. Zig wanted the judges. That's just a hunch, though and I liked plus money I. Am I'm on the opposite side. He again here on the fact that the under is a big plus but with. With this bigger octagon I don't see what's GonNa be different in this fight. Then what happened in the first fight? Other than I think it could be a little bit closer because what we saw in the first fight in Alexander Volkov Dominate Mack Holloway never heard him never had him in any kind of trouble, but dominate him. Using the lake kicks and stepping inside that Jab with the right hand time and time again over the first three rounds dead. Max Holloway made some adjustments late and started to look like the Mac. Tall away. We expected in around four and five. That being said I think Holloway. Holloway in his camp will have made the adjustments this time and I. Think we're GONNA. See much more closer. Fight what I do think is the case here again. We talk about guys with you know with past a victory, or if you're gonNA, bet the under Alexander Volkov Skis career submissions in the UFC Holloway only to career submission throughout his entire professional career. This one isn't going to end in a submission by either fighter, and while they both have pretty big power Max Holloway in twenty six career fights has only been stopped once. He's only been finished period one time in his entire career. Career Alexander Volkov. Do we know he only has one loss in his entire career? These are two tough guys with two tough Chins who are probably going to have a very technical kickboxing match again. Just like they had the first time, the difference in the first fight was the late kicks of Alexander Volkov. sqi is ability to lay in the right hand over the kind, somewhat lazier slower job early of Max Holloway, but again later in the fight who is still a technical kickboxing next with Max Holloway, making some adjustment I just don't see if these two ten times I think at the technical kickboxing match. Ten All ten times, and probably goes the distance. Nine of them I can't take the under here. I know the overheads big juice, but this fight goes over a very high percentage of the time. You mentioned that we mentioned the octagon big gone a couple of times, and it's to answer this about analytics, but he paints a picture of just how different! The Style and flow. is in the bigger octagon versus what we've seen the last few weeks. Well, there's a lot more opportunity for vertical movement. The two people, the two dials of fighters that we saw really benefit from the smaller octagon or power strikers and elite wrestlers, because it's hard to avoid because there's so much contact, there's so much engagement between the fighters. The fighters Stephen Thompsons of the world who want to circle around and counterpunch. They were having a lot of trouble because there just wasn't enough space to counterpunch. They're just one of the enough space to avoid the clinch, and that the take downs from the elite wrestlers, and at some point you're probably. Probably going to get hit by the power strikers this normal octagon size. We're going to see back to you know what we've seen throughout. History and UFC has plenty of room for for guys that like to move around by the way Alexander Volkov. He's one of those guys, us. Eight ton of footwork and his fight when Max Holloway's really on. He also uses a ton of footwork and movement in his fight which is probably why I think this one is going to be more of a technical kick boxing match like it was the first time that a slug fest, and that's why the likelihood of a going over so high. You like it. Look I wasn't sold I. You know you see that kind of plus money trying to talk yourself into it, but certainly understandable. When once you know, once you get the fighters in the outcome, you start thinking things in the distance because of the lack of track record of knockouts another belt on the line this vacant. Bantamweight Belt Henry sued over tires although John will swear off as well. Lot All, those you know probably the greatest featherweight UFC history, but move into bantamweight here. This is a tough call for me. Gone back and forth obviously your. Favorite here minus two forty. Let's call it, but I'm not about to bet against although. I, think this one's a little bit correlated, so I'm with you I don't have a real heavy. Lean on how this fight go yet, but the one thing I do know is that Jose all those three and five in his last eight fights inside the octagon. We've seen plenty of guys. Looting Hanadova row, who at one time was the greatest fighter in the AFC in a pound for pound champion, then one knockout loss the DJ dillashaw, and he couldn't win fights anymore. Nothing Jose although can't win fights, but he's fighting for the bantamweight title despite being Alwin, want bantamweight, he's literally never. WanNa fight at this weight class. He's three and five in his last eight. Fight is to win over his last five fights. Jeremy, Stevens and Renato Carneiro are both by knockout early. The one thing we have seen we saw it in both fights verse Max. We started in the fight verse Volkogonov Ski is. Still Carry Big Power early is so dangerous. With his ability to hurt and finish fighters like he was able to do to Stephen and Carneiro that, he is definitely live if you think Jose Aldo is going to spring the upset and.
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"fight island" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"You know there's certain guys that I pick out that I. Think because I'm more of a striker myself and he's a guy that I it's just pretty. His technique is pretty he so calm in the pocket in that elbow that he landed against Stevens was so just smooth. He's punched in the face as he lands that counter elbow. And I liked it. He wants to stay busy. He's a young guy. He's talented. Just racking up wins is just GONNA push. You know. The reasoning for you to get a title shot after a win over Danny and Danny, gay I love watching this guy fight, you know. We share the same management in Sucker Punch and You know so. We've hung out with each other. We've been around each other and justice mentality man. He's that quiet storm that comes into the room and he doesn't say a word that you can read the intensity off any game without him, saying anything love that guy and I think he's. He wants to steal that spot. This huge opportunity really for Danny to come in after that war that he had with and to be able to get Calvin Cater next I love that main event. Yeah I spoke to cater, and he said. You know he feels like all the pressures on him heading in the, but he loves that he's very excited about carrying that extra weight on your shoulders, and when we moved ahead to the eighteenth because I, think this fight on dollars flying under the radar more than probably any other on the island, the fourth title fight for the Flyway Toe get Davidson. Jo Bennett part to hopefully figure eight. Oh, can figure out the way cut get to one twenty-five, but not a lot of people are back in beneficier based on how the first five played out. Not a lot of people talking about this fight Paul, but it's very fascinating is a not and there was some controversy there you know there was a head button to cut that really distracted Joe and took off his game and I'm not saying that things would have gone necessarily differently I. Don't know, but we don't know and I'm glad that this is getting revoked in. This is going to happen and like you said hopefully now Figueredo can go. Sit Out in that Sun for the whole time out, Abu Dhabi and get that weight off, and we have title fight yeah. I love this massive job benefit another guy man that anytime he's on a car and get to call it or to watch him fight. He such good. Martial arts, you know he. He's got powerful punches. His scrambles are absolutely disgusting in a you. Never hold that guy down. More seconds got a beautiful guillotine. And figure it was just a powerhouse in a mean fighter at one hundred and twenty five pounds so as long as he makes that one twenty five man. I think. This is one of them sleeper fights right even though its title fight. Loading under the radar, but I, think come fight week that could be the one that really steals the show. If these guys go into that third fourth and fifth round the way that they swing the way that they scramble, it'll be nonstop. Yeah the gasoline. Her man's on that car too, but I. Think I think that's a crazy. If I do I, think July twenty fifth is the most like fight island card possible because we have Ronald whittaker versus Darren tail until his social media superhero right now. We got a little dogs final fight of his career against Shogun. Ads in Augusta's movie up to heavyweight to fight for breach Overdo this card like is the antithesis of fight island. It screams twenty twenty in the UFC. DOES NOT LEGENDS LEGENDS ON THAT CARD and they're meeting on a beach to battle it out. Cool taste style man I feel like we should all be walking around like blood sport in there. I'm GonNa be doing van Damme splits out on the beach with my headband on and. I'm going to be throwing dust in. People's is just to make sure they're on their toes. Fight is I mean Darren till. I love that guy. He's hilarious. She's promoting himself. He's funny. And the boy can fight, and I love him at one hundred eighty five pounds, whitacre man, you WanNa talk about not only a A. A study human being. And I'm glad to see him. Get back in there and this fight. Darren's going to bring Utah so he's not going to have to find him, so that made events going to be i. don't know how long it's GonNa last, but it's going to be bananas. I'm very excited for all these cards July eleventh to fifty one that we got the fifteenth the eighteenth. And the twenty fifth and the Irish Dragon across the monitor from me is going to be calling all four of these fight cards with a freshly cut hairdo, looking like a million bucks so Paul. Thank you very much for the time in. This is a great stuff. What were you saying? By by July eleventh though so. Maybe I can get somebody. On the crew to to do their best haircut? Imitation when we get there. Well hopefully ten miles of area I'm sure somebody around that that private we will be able to. Bet they. Can sure my beard real? Nice over there? Those guys are. Right! The Pali appreciate the time man. It's all the best to you. Save travels. Re Looking forward to getting your perspective on all these big fights coming up on Friday island man. Thank you man thanks for your patience. Sorry that. I was driving in a car when we first attempt this, it's all good I would. I would wait another hour. You Paul for being honest here. Thanks to care our buddy. You're listening to me long as wearing..
"fight island" Discussed on The Corner
"Has fought the best competition out of those guys. Actually has. Davante hasn't really Fond Anybody Ryan Garcia. Fonseca not cool, but do know but yeah. He hasn't really fun. Anybody either even Devon any. Has a really fought anybody. So when you look at Sikora, people say well. You know he hasn't really fun anybody. Yeah, the other ones haven't either so it. Was the only guy who fought Richard Coney, who has what a few people and I look at your female and I'm like. You know right now. I think Devon. Haney is the biggest upside, but I think the class right now is to if melodious. because. He's fought people in these look good doing got hands, steel and a great chain. There's everything that he has. Definitely got the greatest upside, but all of them Devante Ryan. Devon? Insecure I need to see them. Getting a hit the mouth, one good time and how they react, because it hasn't happened yet. Ryan got hit in the body. Got Hurt in his one his fights before he moved to the rhinos. And he he did okay with this condition was trashes different fighter now, but I needed to see. These guys get hit in the mouth by league competition. Because fighting each other, they're going to get hit in the mouth, but fighting everybody else like look. There's guys on the Santa Cruz that's a FIFA tank Davis that'll give us. An idea of where tank is at Lille doesn't really hit that hard. Though you just got overwhelmed you punches, but you need to step up in competition. All of them need to do it so I think she is right in that class. Man I think he's. Probably well. No, he's definitely defensively better than all. He just doesn't hit. He doesn't sit on punches as well as the. Defensive he's better than all. And I feel like this past fight showed granted level competition down again, but this pacified showed that you might develop more pop. The higher you goes on wait. Maybe. It's hard. He filled out. He filled out a lot in this fight. The thinks not even the. The thing about of course Stevenson is. He s to shed the amateur fighting. Style. Like the Olympic fighting style he he had to shed that and sit down and it's much more because you fight score points in empties. The problem though we're moving up unless your name's manny, Pacquiao we still to this day can't figure this one out. When you move up in weight, knockout ratio goes down because two things we move up and white. You fight better competition in your hands. Don't grow. Your body grows. Has Don't grow still the same size gemstones, and already at one thirty like James Toney was a phenomenal middleweight. It move all the way before Van Holyfield heavyweight, but has time. And even when he knocked out. Jiro of. Accumulation of punishment, putting his hands were small. He just didn't have. The power doesn't carry many packages different. But nobody just runs up way classes and scores more knockouts. You look even Asia and Brunner who was a beast, thirty thirty five, then he fought a forty and forty-seven power wasn't their competition was better. Power just wasn't there. You couldn't rely on anymore, so Fisher core I'm not necessarily worried about the knockout power is. Needed to see him face bitter offensive opponents to see how he handles this void. Floyd top people down in lighter weight classes. And then he didn't. He was a much more safe fighter. But every fight every opponents. Always you can hit i. just you know. Just step on the gas like he normally does Chicago can be in that class and I. Don't like the floor with comparisons because they're two completely different fighters defensive thousand was completely different the way they look for their shots at different, they're different. so I don't like the comparisons, but I think the core. The defensive level is better than t mode. Devon Ryan Tank. I think tank is like the worst defense we oughta Walton. Yeah probably has the heaviest hands. Get I would say so I would say I was immaterial. Female I don't know. Man Ryan crack. that. Ryan has quickness. He kills you a shot. You don't see more so than the power behind him. Get right like Ryan Can Punch. He's fast, and it's like it's not always how hard you hit like how quickly hit because the worst punches opponents the ones that they don't see common. So rise really good with that tank like bludgeons people. Devon has like a fantastic job that nobody can get around to really hard hands to. Really hard. But yes, I think. DEVANTE has to power Devon pure skills. Seasoning and a fantastic Chin Chicago the defense. And Ryan quickness. They'd be the perfect fighter. You put them all together. Yeah, would. This all plays out. Yeah, different styles. That's that's what's great thousand fights, and hopefully they all stay at that elite level, so we can get a run like you know. We saw with the Duran's the hearns the Hagler. It's tough to get to that. You know the Leonard to that level, but if we can get that type of. Competition between these young kids. When they all reach one forty seven, it'll be special. It will, it'll be great, and they'll be young and instill in our prime, so that'll be good. Oh, and there's break this guy who jerome boots. Nobody talks about a mole boots vite noise about boots, enough boots ready at one forty seven. I'm just I'm just talking about young fighters by this actually it's to. It's boot seven and his and David. Benefit is. Everybody forgets has been of us is well. You GotTa put Valdez in there, too. Well. How about this? Twenty nine. Yeah, no, I'm not putting them. Twenty Vinas is twenty two. Yeah, you stupid Yo like he's crazy young, and that's I mean obviously fights sixty eight and. Vows as his twenty nine difference with Valdez though is that he went to the Olympics twice. That's why he's a little old, but I put him in that same category. Because of you know kind of that still new shot. I mean he's been a world champion. This is. Again you look at the guys they've been has been world champion. Those young guys there. That! There are new group and they can change boxing forever. They all stay the course. We'll see what happens. Yeah plenty of time to see how they develop. We'll take a break real quick when we come back. We gotTA TALK UFC. We've gotTa Talk Fight Island. They're gonNA. Miss you not being on fine. They are. Telling you they. They're counting on you to go there. You still got about three hours to put in that application. You guys stay right there. We'll be right back out through break..
"fight island" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"What I was doing wrong and I listened to you and I just did as a result of that, so thank you. Korea saying she needs to mix her take downs in her striking I'm like okay. Go for face like I. Definitely heard it and try to use it to my advantage. That's just a wild set of circumstances that we would never see so in all. It's actually been kind of fun and different. I love that detail about the fighters hearing the analysts giving advice. So Find Island I cannot say filing without laughing at island has been rumored for a while right and there was some alternate ideas thrown around at one point. There was talk of trying to hold an event in April on native American land. That didn't happen Florida. How did Fight Island? Go from room to reality so the last you have see event you know in the in the the old days so to. To speak back in, March was on March fourteenth in Brazil the next UFC event after that was scheduled for March twenty first in London. England and Dana wanted to continue to go on. He did not want to stop. He was on Sportscenter, saying no. We're going to have the event in London and we're GONNA have our next one in Columbus Ohio March twenty eighth etcetera, etcetera, eventually, of course you know. The. Real world caught up to him, and he realized that that was going to be really hard, so one of the first interviews that he did was tell the world that. Hey, we're GONNA figure this out sooner. Rather than later. We're going to be one of the first. Sporting organisations in America to get back up and running, I'm GONNA continue to pump fights out I've also secured an island. I've got an island. The infrastructure is being built right now. We're GONNA. Do all of our international flights on the silent? I think that he was just kinda throwing it out there. And it caught on and everyone loved it. Everyone love talking about it and dreaming about it. Abu Dhabi had long been rumored to be the the the location for quote, Unquote Fight Island, because they have a long standing relationship with the Abu Dhabi government back in two thousand ten. The Abu Dhabi government actually bought ten percent of the UFC and eventually sold it when the company was sold back in two thousand sixteen. When you have a relationship like that with the government. It's very easy to get things done. Other than the fact that it is not the tropical paradise that must have been envisioning. What else do we know about? Yes Island, and why? The event is being held there, so it's going to be basically like a UFC island in many respects because as Dana. White said yesterday. They're pretty much controlling a radius of ten miles where no one else can come in. It's going to be at the sort of empty. It looks more. More like a hanger to me but the fights aren't going to be outdoors like they were back in April of two thousand ten when I was there. Because you know it's, it's over one hundred degrees July over there, so that that would be crazy now Dana says that there is going to be a cage on the beach for training, and maybe for aesthetic purposes, but no actual fights will be taking place on a beach. Fight Hangar just doesn't know the same wrinkled. Did they've they've they've been selling t shirts for like a month and a half now go to USC DOT com you can buy. A multitude of fight. Island Swag if you will. It's pretty impressive what they've done here from a marketing perspective. The first actual fate at fight island is to fifty one July eleventh. What do we need to know about this card? All Right? It's a really good card. There's three title fights on the card. The main event is for the welterweight title tomorrow. Zeman versus Gilbert Burns the combing event is Alexander, Volkov ski versus Max Holloway to that's for the featherweight title and the third title fight on the card is an interesting fight for the vacant bantamweight title, the One thirty five pound title between. The Siberian gangster, who's a great up and coming fighter against the former featherweight champion is moving down to thirty five Josie. Aldo so on paper in a vacuum. It's a really good card and there's a lot to like there. There's one part about it that kind of. Nausea me a little bit because the main event should have been Martin Luth, men versus Horny Maswadeh. Felt like figuring our sport after eighteen years in the game, it's the fight everyone wanted to see unfortunately couldn't confirm with four. Hey, though they they are giving the fight. Who Guinan Gilbert burnt. A solid contender was done really well this year. It bums. Out including myself that they weren't able to make that happen, because he deserves that fight in it had been a long time coming for him. Well on that note after the break, let's talk about hey. And some of the tensions brewing right now between the UFC and its fighters..
"fight island" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"President Dana White I brought up the idea of fight island. It sounded like a pipe dream. But now it's actually happening. Aerial. Halawani tells us how we got here. In one. The island is far from the tropical paradise some envisioned. Then explains why some of the US's biggest fighters are starting to push back. I mean at times. It's Thursday June eleventh. This is espn daily presented by marathon. Aerial before we begin. Can we agree that? If this was called fight suburb people would not be nearly as excited. Oh yeah, I mean fight. Island is one of the all-time great marketing ploys by the UFC. It sounds fun and sexy and I can explain why that is, but. I as a guy who's a proud. You know suburb resident right now. Dow with that but I don't think the fight fans would be Ariel. How has covered mixed martial arts for more than a decade and host? The podcast aerial? Wani's MMA show, so let's start with this big announcement. UFC fans got great news. What did you see president? Dana White revealed this week. Okay, so he revealed on first. Take on, Tuesday morning that there will be holding four events in July starting with the July. Eleven show UFC two fifty one. At this quote, Unquote Fight Island. Everybody's been dying to find out where fight island is so today appear to announce their fight. Island is on Yeahs island in Abu Dhabi. It's not the first time they hold events Yas, island they've actually been there three times before i. was there back in two thousand and ten for you have C. One twelve their first event there. Yas Island is sort of this man made island, but really looks like a desert and this place where there's all kinds of attractions in. Theme! Parks is a Ferrari world all that stuff, but it's not going to look like. Everyone thought it was going to look feel like everyone's excited because we've all been playing animal crossing during the quarantine and we're just dreaming of beautiful. Tropical Island where UCS planting down, but it sounds a little bit more like Staten Island. I to go that far Staten Island as well. Not, very good pizza over on yeahs island, but it's an amazing place because they're basically creating this bubble, the safe zone as they're calling it where all the UFC competitor's all the staff. All the coaches will live in this hotel. They'll have their own training facility. Their own restaurants and no one else will be allowed to enter this safe zone as referring to, and also what's interesting is that the fights are actually going to happen at least for? Fifty one on July eleven. They're going to happen in the middle of the night to cater to the North American fans, so the main card which usually starts here in America at ten P.. M. Eastern is going to happen at six. AM local time in in Abu, Dhabi Sunday morning. So the fighters are going to have to stay on the American. Clock and not adapt, and that could be really interesting to see how plays out. We should acknowledge. You'll see unlike many other sports. Ariel has not been on hold. There have been live fights since May ninth, so they've been going on for more than a month now. Why were they able to do that? Whereas other sports were not? Well! There's a few reasons number one Dana White. The president of the UFC was very very confident that this should continue that his sports organizations should continue not shutdown. These. Guys are ready to go they WANNA fight. They want to compete, and we're GonNa, do everything we can to keep them sex. He's very good friends with the president of the United States Donald. Trump and he was a part of conversations with president trump. About not taking a break in about continuing to four John, you were very confident from the get-go I talked to the president and the vice president of the United. States today about this, and and they're taking this very serious. And they're saying be cautious. Be careful, but live your life and stop panicking and instead of panicking. We're actually getting out there and working with doctors and health officials the government to figure out how we keep the sports safe, and how we can continue to put on events. T didn't even want to stop like when this all happened in mid March. Very hard to keep the train rolling along these fights will happen with the work to move on. These fights will happen. These guys will compete. We will find venues, and we will figure this thing out the main reason why they are able to put on these events, and the other major leagues aren't quite simply as there's no fetters association. There's no union Dana doesn't have to answer to anyone else as long as he can get twenty four so fighters to agree to fight on card. He's good to go. He's he's you know he's. He's the judge jury. The buck stops with him and it starts him, aren't so? He doesn't have to deal with the Board of Governors. He doesn't have to negotiate. He doesn't have to deal with the players associations no collect the bargaining, and that's why you see. Pro Wrestling continued to go on. That's why you see MMA at why you see boxing. Return this this week. What they all have in common. There's no association. There's no revenue revenue-sharing none of that and they don't have to deal with issues that Baseball Barn hockey method. Of course you've been watching covering these flights that have been happening already in so-called bubble, a few in Florida now, Apex Arena in Las Vegas, which you have see owns. How are they different from the normal pre pandemic? You have see fights. The main difference obviously is there are no fans in attendance. Welcome into a weird tonight now, super weird, but man. It's nice to be back. And say man I know there's no fans. It's weird to hear every single points Lan although I would say that the product hasn't suffered at all. We're actually programmed as MMA. Fans to watch fights without fans in attendance for two reasons number one. The you have C. had a reality show called the ultimate fighter for fifteen years on the season of the ultimate fighter. Yeah I'm not saying. Nobody up. Next question was basically a concept where the fighters lived in a house. And then you know they were in this tournament and they would fight in this basic It's like a it was like a a warehouse type of situation. Got To walk there would be no one in attendance. We watched that for fifteen years, and those were high level fights. Right is about to happen. Everybody back on the relax. Watch. Also, if you've ever been to an event in Las Vegas, which usually starts at around three o'clock local time six, o'clock on the East Coast, and everyone's still out. At the pool doing their thing, and it's a late arriving crowd, I mean I've been to many Vegas shows many California shows where there's probably no more than fifty people a massive arena for the early fights right? He's strong big. So we're, we're accustomed. It's all like an NBA game that when it starts, there's fifteen thousand sixteen thousand people. Going crazy were accustomed to fight happening in front of very small crowds. That has been really fun. Because in the midst of the fights, you can hear the cornermen shouting instructions. Office out this. You can hear all the chatter you can hear. The punches kicks the knees elbows a lot better than when there's eighteen thousand people yelling. Old. Town. And in fact, multiple times, the winning fighter has said thank you very much. Fight analysts sitting cage side. It's often been Daniel Cormier Syndicates I. Say thank you for your analysis during fight because i. heard what you were saying about.
"fight island" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto
"Is what we don't get to. US This is news okay? Not all cars created the same. There's an electric guitar, and then there is a six string. This is news to a lot of people like me. I've never played either and I'm not an Aficionado so I'm enjoying. I could do an hour on the justice stuff, but I do WanNa I. Do WanNa get your your thoughts on, you see. See Two, fifty one, so they announced it Tuesday morning on first take. UFC Two fifty. One is happening. July eleven on quote unquote, Fight, Island, Aka, Island Dhabi, and then they're going to do another show on July Fifteenth Eighteenth and twenty fifth, so four shows in Abu, Dhabi, chill your a tremendous marketing, your great promoter, this quote unquote fight island business one of the. Best some would say the best amen. This is one of the all-time great promotion jobs in Dana White's life. The fact that he was able to convince everyone that this is a fight island situation. That's exotic with a beach and all this. When they were just there in September. I was there in two thousand ten, when Anderson Five Damian Maya they've been to as island before. There are no palm, trees or waves, crashing behind the or anything like that he has let everyone's imagination run wild to his credit, selling t shirts and stuff. This is phenomenal work you must admit. The most brilliant thing that Dan did is he was able to identify early on my goodness, there's something he just throughout the term fight. He thought nothing of this. The media ran so wild with it. He only had two options. Let Their imaginations run and reap the rewards. I mean John. Oliver was doing pieces on Jimmy. Kimmel commented on. It was a big deal whatever fight you mentioned the merchandising and whatnot. You and I have speculated on it multiple times. The best thing he did was to see. The imagination is better than the reality. Don't give anybody any more facts and you have to tell you have to in. Yes, I, agree with you this. This was a marketing brilliants accident I think but brilliant. Nonetheless I agree with you on accident. Do you feel? Let down like as you remember. Two months ago, we spoke about fight island, right? We spoke about you fighting on fight. Fight Island back in the day. True Fight, island and Bo Dogfight. Were you hoping that it would actually be an octagon in the middle of the beach with waves crashing behind it one hundred percent, I even heard a rumor. That Anthony Robbins has an island in the Bahamas or something, and that was possibly where it was going to be. I never thought Abu Dhabi I would've thought you would have just said Abu Dhabi so. Yeah! It was kind of picturing the Bahamas.
"fight island" Discussed on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show
"Back with a brand new edition of the Pod as always, we got a lot to talk about the world of anime and I'm going to be joined by my good friend. Chelsea, son to make sense of it all, but holy smokes. There's a lot going on outside of the world of these days as well as you probably know a lot going on in the world these days, regarding systemic racism and police brutality, all kinds of protests, a lot of people speaking tremendous work being done right here at Espn, regarding this subject that is near to many people's hearts so to make change. Change we all know that we have to listen to one another and hear different perspectives so I urge you to find some of those unique perspectives. ESPN has a bunch of podcasts out right now like the wage pod the Adam Schefter podcast the pod for example, and how about Espn daily hosted by the Great Meena kind. She has been all over it from the jump as well and wink, wink, nudge nudge. You might hear me on an upcoming episode of ESPN daily very soon as well so be sure to subscribe download to all these great programs wherever you get your podcast. Car. Want to show. You. Take. Your life on this. Wednesday June, ten two thousand and Twenty Logan, everyone welcome back to a brand new edition of the podcast, and as always we are presented by modell mode Delo Espacio brewed for those with a fighting spirit, so we got a lot to talk about on as program since we last spoke just a couple of days ago. A lot has happened in the world of UFC. There was an avalanche of news on Tuesday morning. You have C two fifty one quote, Unquote Fight Island, the four events and Abu Dhabi steeper. DC3's so much going on, and you may have. Have noticed. There's no area on the bad guy. This week we had a previously scheduled off week for the ESPN plus show, and I said to myself. I can't go through a Wednesday without Jalen my life to make sense of this also we're giving you a free version of the bad guy. Right here on the pod joining me, today is the one and only the incomparable chickpea. Sunan chill. How are you all the jokes on you? Because I don't even know what incomparable means, but I think it's a positive. It is a positive. There's no one like you, my friend. It's so you know I really was sad when I found out that there wasn't going to be a show today. Mary on the bad guy, and so I figured we should do it this way and give it away to the to the people to the public for free so here we are. We have a lot to talk about. We have a lot to make sense of but Shell WanNa. Start this I'm I'm actually surprised. I'm actually very surprised that you take a victory lap to a recently. You know why. Jolly. Back in August of two thousand and ten when you were getting ready to fight Anderson Silva for the first time, a UFC once seventeen, you created a big stir when you proclaimed that Lance Armstrong gave himself cancer by taking PD's. Do you remember this? I do. And then you went on the Jim Rome show and they played you the audio new set. It sounded like a Hispanic guy who said it, and he said it wasn't unit was a great moment. One of the greatest moments in the history of that program and here we are ten years later. A Lance Armstrong thirty for thirty aired on ESPN, and they even asked him that question and they brought up how it was possible that this happened and you said this ten years ago before he was ever. You know really accused of any of this stuff and I felt like you should have taken a tour. You're the first one to bring this up ten years ago. You know what I just got a text message that you were.
"fight island" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"You enjoyed much success I know they had the the runs here there, but nothing really of no over the the last thirty or so to me, it was an easier till to swallow, so no, Hey, I'm I'm happy for the guy. When he to me is the greatest raptor of all time they should build a statue in his honor. They should retire his Jersey all that stuff more. He did what Vince was. What the MAR would everyone tracy would all them couldn't do. And he did it in one year, so you'll always have a place in our hearts and Canada. Hawaii best in the business, a covering MMA covers the NBA with us. As well does a phenomenal job there as well. He joins US here. Let's switch to I got six minutes before the hard out here. Quite island. What should we expect from fight island? Fight Island is happening in. Vienna place called Yeahs Island. They just announced this earlier today. They'RE GONNA do four events in July beginning with July eleven. You have C two fifty one three title fights on that card and it's all great. There's two pieces of news that aren't so great number one. It's not your typical island. I've been to yeahs island I covered. UFC twelve there. It's not like a beach or anything like that. There's there's. There's no bikinis and waves crashing, so it's kind of like the desert. It's not really that exotic. If you know what I'm saying, but yeah Kudos to them for making it happen. the the the less exciting news of of the whole situation is our guy, the three Oh five zone horry. Mas Kinda got screwed here. He was You know he was negotiating. They didn't like what he was. was asking for, and basically they just went to the next guy. Who is you know a lot cheaper than whore? Hey, and They're doing Gilbert. Burns Roses Kamara. Who's been for the title of fine fight a good fight on paper? It's GonNa be fun. Come July eleven but I feel for hey. Seventeen years in the game. He deserve to have this title shot and I feel I feel really bad. Bad that he's kind of getting boxed out here, so let me ask you that because it's a big picture question because it's not just hey Moskva does dealing with this right. Like John Jones obviously is not happy with some of the terms of a fight that he was supposed to have so he wants quote unquote out of his contract, or at least tweeted. You know. Tell Dana to let me out. Whether, it's him whether it's issues with connor always in an out moskvy doll John Jones Henderson Budo, right retiring now. All of a sudden after sucks. Fight win streak. Does Dana have a problem on his hands here with this? A little bit. Yeah, when you have the top one percent of your organizations openly feuding with you and talking about things, the want them to be talking about revenue sharing purses getting more money. Release me all this stuff is not healthy. Right and you know they've been here. But they've never had this. Many people who are at the top of the organization who seemed to be unhappy. Not all of them have different gripes with the U. of C., but the common denominator is always. And at some point, this was going to happen now. Is this going to lead to real change? Just GonNa lead to unionization is GONNA lead to the fighters coming together. I'm not so sure because typically fighters are kind of selfish once they get what they want. They stay quiet and they go along their Mary Way, but I'll tell you. What man Muslims those the only one that actually talking about the whole entire picture, and he's talking about issues that not only affect him, but everyone else and from talking to his team. He's very upset. He feels disrespected and you know this Georgie like. This guy who's data escape, Communist, Cuba and this guy who knows what it feels like to be oppressed, and this is a guy who doesn't like to feel like he being taken advantage of and these emotions are coming out so I'm really curious to see how far he takes his. Because the other guys are talking about issues that affect them. He's talking about the whole picture. We haven't had someone at his level do that. So you know, buckle up! This could be interesting. What is daynuss position on it so? I I don't know where he stands like does he stand on? Is a contract is a contract is a contract, and this is the deal like what what? What is his position? Position. As you guys signed a deal they make a lot more money than you think. You need to honor your deals. It's a pandemic. He keeps saying the pandemic. It's pandemic. Meanwhile, they're putting on events. They're getting paid for these events. They're doing pretty well on pay per view, and you know with their TV deals all across the world, and yes, there's no gate. I get that, but the fighters don't get a cut of the gate, so you can add them now to care about the gate when they never were privy to the gate before right they. They never got a piece of that pie before somebody can get a piece of the pay per view, but they don't get a piece of the ticket sales, and so the UFC look, we're not in a position right now to be bumping up purses because we're not making money off these gates and I get that, but the fighters are looking around and saying like look this I didn't plan for the pandemic. This is my time I have a very small window of opportunity to be a drama sport in Muslim. Is the perfect example this guy with like? Like fifty something sites on his record seventeen years in a game he wants to cash in. He wants to get a seven figure payday for title, but he's never gone that before, and so that's where they're having this issue and you know they got a little bit closer at the Eleventh Hour. They made one last ditch effort yesterday on told, but by then I think that the damage was done, and and Mazda was upset, and they still weren't giving him what he wanted, so they're moving onto the cheaper guy, but the doesn't feel like there's an issue. Issue here and they don't want us to become a bigger issue, but would there be saying. Hey, it's a pandemic. We're not making money off the gates. Everyone's working. We're not asking you guys to take figuring out ways to put on these events like you just Kinda Kinda. Do what's on your contract and now's not the time to play hard barn. Try to renegotiate with US Area Hawaii is the best in the business of covering MMA joining us here on the Sodano show my man. Thank you so much as always. I will talk to you on Saturday Can't wait. Thanks for having me I take care. There is area Hawaiian joining us here on the Sodano show. It's interesting Bergman I I am curious to see or hear Moskva. Dog gets a better deal for the bigger picture like I'm always behind the guy who's willing to do. What's best for the rank and file like that? Guy I'm always in on that kind of stuff. It's going to be interesting. I like what Ariel saying though I mean. This is a whole new time for what's happening in them. Ma where? You don't really hear them talking about you know. More stuff that it comes with the contracts and whatnot. I think it's going to be again. They unionized lookout Dana White could. Have could have some issues. We're done here. Thanks to aerial for joining us there. Thanks for Tim bontemps rejoining us. Thanks, you guys for listening in calling. In of course, thanks to Greg and Laura. We will talk to you tomorrow at ten Mama. Mama will be here. She is every Wednesday have a great rest of your day. We love you see..
"fight island" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"In the NFL running back as a super levick position. Fans love to watch them. It used to be glamour position. There's a lot of talent there, but because of the nature of football, the rules changes constantly through the years favoring the forward lateral, the running back position has been devalued the beating. They take the fact that you don't have to pay guys in the beginning of their career. By the time it's time to pay them. You can franchise them, and by the time that's up the running back on the as a few years ahead of them of prime productivity, if he never really comes into his payday I think the NFL should consider a running back exception I know other positions. What about this? I think an exception for this position is warranted given the evidence that that wouldn't count against the CAP, or you have a special budget for it or something like that, because thousand cook is worth in an absolute sense, a whole lot of money, but in the reality of the NFL. I take your take on ESPN news. That's the hardest part of it. I understand the numbers and they don't lie. I understand it, you guys. Can All reiterate it because I get it? You don't pay running back because when you do. It doesn't turn out to be successful. I just can't figure out the common thread of why that applies to so many different. Different people that play the position so differently and at some point why Dalvin Cook so devalued based on whatever has happened for other running backs, so I understand you don't pay them running back. The bigger question to me is when you have a great running back. Doesn't it matter I? Mean think about it. saquon Barkley spectacular. How many games did the giants right? Christian McCaffrey absolutely. Putting up hall of fame like numbers out of the gate when the panthers did they win a bunch of games last year. No I mean you know my raiders Phantom. Josh Jacobs the one piece that's going to turn around and suddenly give the raiders ton tunnel wins I. Don't know. I know when you have a once in a generation type player, if feels good, or or that that player that you need to superstardom position, you look at him and say that guy deserves to get paid, and it makes sense because when you're great, and you're doing what only the best of the best can do. You should get paid well. They can't make sense is even if the results are great desert result in wins and when they get paid. It doesn't matter so what to do next. Is going to join US next. We'll get into fight island. That's coming up next I. Acre take..
"fight island" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Home Court. Court, but that's probably not going to be the case in this kind of scenario. Right 'cause. You're not going to get that boost from going back home and it's I. Think it's as simple as you're not sleeping in a hotel. Everybody's more comfortable kind of in a in their own routine players are creatures of habit if you are used to kind of waking up in your own bad. Bad getting up and going to go near Practices Soda. You get shots up and kind of having a game day routine. It's one thing to do that at home, and it's no matter how comfortable or how considering you're trying to make your road routine. It's always going to be different You have stuff that like you know. In Utah and Denver for example, Games are played out. So you know even in situations like that. You're GONNA have you have games where you know one thing as you just pointed out to new one is not you can have. Teams are used to playing a certain time zone, but then either that's come all the way across the country all the way back the other way so. I I. think There's a lot of reasons why the home team tends to benefit in these games and I I am really interested to see what these playoffs look like. When you have everybody at a neutral site, and you have everybody in the same with the same new advantages and disadvantages presented to them I'll be curious to see it will lead to more upsets will lead the better teams winning more often. you know I'm kind of curious to see politics because to your point. You know we have a lot of data that says things go a certain way. When the play-offs are run, they always have been, and this is going to be kind of a neat experiment to see how things look when you know. Everything is jumbled up and displayed differently. Just yet another reason why I think all eyes are going to be glued to this when it happens. Follow him on twitter at Tim Bont Tim and always appreciate your time your expertise. Thanks for hanging out with us. Anytime Jason thanks for talking to good stuff from Tim, is he breaks down some of what we're going to see and and really does. It'll be staggeringly different view at the NBA playoffs. We'll get some real answers to what it.
"fight island" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"So? Everybody been dying to find out where fight island is so today to announce the fight island is on Yeahs island Abu Dhabi. And Just like I said about Florida when we went to Florida. How the commission and the Government worked with us there to pull off the same thing with Abu Dhabi. These guys have been amazing partners and everything that we've ever done with them, so we're going. You have seat to fifty one. Saturday July eleventh in Abu Dhabi, and we literally just got who's Mon- versus Burns done so that card has who's Mon- versus Burns Bokan Oscar versus Holloway Peter Jon Versus. Aldo. Jessica and drives versus rose damage and rebus versus vans that the first card Naba Dhabi ridiculous. The second fight will be Wednesday July fifteenth, then Saturday, July eighteenth, and then Saturday July twenty fifth. And Abu Dhabi actually created this safety zone on the island within ten square miles on Yeahs island will be inhabited by us, and it'll include an arena hotels training facilities for the fighters that are private. So that the Whole. Thing is covered dining. Establishments had yes. There is an octagon on the beach. It was appears to be a good move for combat sports fans when Abu Dhabi was is two or three years ago, right? It started coming out. Let's move away from oil and toward tourism. This this seems to have been to paid off for for Combat Sports, fans, data,.
"fight island" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Topics coming from I, eight triple eight say Espn Eight, eight, eight, seven to nine, three, seven seven six starts with a little bit of college football discussion so obviously there has been a tremendous uproar from clemson about an assistant coach using the N. word. And at least seemingly not being disciplined, we've heard nothing from Dabo. Sweeney since then, but we now have heard from Dabo as he went on to Clemson onto their website. Cleanse Tigers dot com, and this is what he said on video on their website about the incident and the aftermath from it. I would fire coach immediately, if called player inward. No questions asked that did not happen. Absolutely not that has not happened. Story broke this week. sort was not in context, but what happened was. I didn't know anything about it. was coach. In his player Spearman DJ. All doing a drill in part of the field wasn't a ton of the whole team or anything like that. In coast fear was corrected jade, and do the right thing, and I think vj or the other. Song DJ DJ choir and DJ. Said something he probably shouldn't said. And he said know I blocked along at the inward and Co. Chairman I thought he was saying to him. He's mad. He reacted and he basically incorrect. Repeated. The phrase and he said we all say bought the wrong F- inward, and he repeated, and and he shouldn't have done that. There's no excuse for even saying it doesn't matter what the context, but there is a big difference. He did not call someone an inward. I take your take on ESPN radio ESPN news. Those are the words directly from Davos Sweeney on the CLEMSON website Clemson Tigers Dot com in reference to this to this topic, and it's something that we talked to Paul. Finebaum about on this show a few days goes. He was waiting eagerly for us to talking about why we hadn't heard anything from Davos. Now that we've heard from data, the question is what everyone think. Max Dominique Foxworth, and Paul Finebaum. Book broke down today on I. Take. I don't think he looks great. And part of that is because it took so long to hear him speak This happened Oh. This came out over a week ago and like many people. We were wondering When are you going to speak out when you consider that? So many other coaches in this country not only have spoken out, but have stood up and let actions. Speak for themselves by walking and marching and kneeling and many other things. That we all watched so when I heard the video last night. snippets of it I reacted viscerally. It made me angry. It made me. Perplexed it felt like he was a quick aiding, and then I'll tell you something I went back and watched it again in its entirety. And I came to a different conclusion, and I'm not one that usually flip flops on issues like this, but I began to see some of the good that he was trying to accomplish I think he was trying to explain away something that was extremely difficult, and maybe not even possible to do. I cringe. Twenty talked about the explanation coach pyramid. You know responding to the player using the N. Word I mean I think it was cringe-worthy, but I wasn't there and nobody on this panel was there and I think in the end Dabo Sweeney his own peculiar way. Try to put an end to this by by talking for so long about a subject that really should have been dealt with earlier, but wasn't. Yeah I find it hard to believe that he used a racial epithet in in A. Hostile way he. A mistake. It seems in terms of his using it referencing something else that happen. What bothered me really was. The football matters shirt. And Trevor Lawrence's tweeted about that. He's been using that shirt in. For for months now he's been wearing that shirt. That's not a direct response to what's been going on, but. It's tone deaf to me. Football matters and they'll Dabbo is the head coach of a football team that obviously includes lots of African American players, and that whole team plays hard for the coach, and he gets them to play hard, and there has to be a certain amount of trust, and and even intimacy I. Think in order to have the kind of success. He's had their with players from different kinds of backgrounds I. Don't think that I'm not trying to understand what's in his heart, but I would be surprised if there was malice there in in terms of this subject. But I do think that it it reflects a lack of understanding Davos been on this show, and what I've asked him what he thought was going to happen. With the college football schedule, he said we're GonNa, play college football for said based on what may give you some of the the evidence. That was out there at the time about this pandemic, and he said just basically based on his face, and while faith is useful in in football and in life. It can become. It's kind of antithetical to rational thought at times that works at cross purposes, because the idea is to believe at least in the way, it's being used here in a positive outcome. Sometimes. In, right in the face of evidence to the contrary. About what's going to happen and in order to do that? You have to kind of shut off one part of your brain, or at least let the hierarchy of the functioning let that faith in that kind of belief in something rise above actual irrational kind of thought process and I think at times maybe that. He's betrayed. Dabo is betrayed by that when he says when he wears a football matter shirt in these times. Or even in those times. Obviously is a reference to black lives. Matter I. Mean You're playing on that, and even if you think you don't mean anything bad by it, the black lives matter has always met. Black lives matter parenthetically.
UFC 'Fight Island' revealed in Abu Dhabi, will host 4 shows
"One I mentioned that fight island. Is, real and it is official. UFC announced the location of the venue and forage. Lie shows on Tuesday including a very deep pay per view car that kicks everything off. Location is indeed Yes island in Abu Dhabi. So much for a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, homeless several. You have see events in the past. You've C. Two fifty. One is going to start the four event month. Fight night events on July Fifteenth Eighteenth and the twenty seventh. So you have C two fifty one. The main car we got Kamara loosen and Gilbert Burns for the welterweight title. alyx Volkogonov ski and Max Holloway to Peter Yawned. Josie Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title and Rose Now, Yunus, who was not fighting as a result of corona virus. She's back to face. Jessica and drudge and also page van Zandt who. I can't believe she's not injure right now. She will be facing, Amanda Rebus so. That's the lineup for the pay per view coming up from fight island first of four shows.
NBA return gaining momentum after call
"Participants on a Tuesday board of governors call with NBA commissioner Adam silver let the virtual meeting increasingly positive about the league's momentum toward a resumption of play this season that's what sources told ESPN owners and executives on the call were encouraged by the league's progress toward minimizing health risks upon a possible return UFC president Dana white said on Tuesday that he expects the lightweight unification bout between champion of the entrants have just engage you to happen on fight island this summer that sounds like a reality show white told ESPN radio one thousand Chicago that he is aware the former champ Conor McGregor called our gates your Monday on social media but why did not indicate that would affect the current