The MMA Beat - Audio
Summary: "The MMA Beat" is MMAFighting.com's latest web series where a group of journalists come together to break down the biggest headlines in the sport today. Think of it as our version of the famed "Sports Reporters" show.
Jon Jones' request for pre-UFC 172 drug testing, Cormier vs. Henderson, Woodley vs. MacDonald, Georges St-Pierre's second ACL injury, the new UFC 173 main event, Cyborg's Muay Thai loss, the fallout from Metamoris 3, and more.
Interest in a Dan Henderson and/or Shogun Rua fight again, Daniel Cormier's next opponent, the UFC's decision to release Will Chope and Melvin Guillard, Rousimar Palhares' WSOF debut, and more.
The state of the welterweight division following Johny Hendricks' win and injury, Nick Diaz's place in it, Holly Holm and the UFC, Duane Ludwig leaving Team Alpha Male, the Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua rematch, and more.
The panel discusses the hot topics heading into UFC 171, whether they think Georges St-Pierre is close to returning, Alexander Gustafsson's recent win, Jon Jones' demeanor, the light heavyweight title picture, and much more.
The Nevada Athletic Commission's ban of TRT, Vitor Belfort's withdrawal of UFC 173, rumors of a fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano, the Rampage Jackson-Muhammed Lawal beef, Bellator giving pay-per-view another try, the decision to put Alexander Gustafsson on Fight Pass, holding two UFC events on one day, and more.
Nate Diaz's request to be released, Gilbert Melendez's new UFC contract, TRT in MMA, the possibility of a union in MMA, Rousey vs. Cyborg, Cormier's next fight, this weekend's busy MMA schedule, and much more. NOTE: This week's episode was taped before the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision to ban testosterone replacement therapy and Vitor Belfort's withdrawal from UFC 173.
On this week's episode of "The MMA Beat," the panel discusses the hurdles in the way of Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis, whether Urijah Faber deserves another title shot, the state of the bantamweight division, Alistair Overeem's standing in the UFC, Anthony Johnson re-signing with the promotion, the possibility of CM Punk vs. the Green Power Ranger, and more.
UFC 169, the possibility of Jose Aldo moving up to lightweight, Overeem and Mir's futures, Julianna Pena's gruesome injury, Roy Nelson applying to be the new executive director in Nevada, Pat Barry walking away from MMA, TUF Brazil on Fight Pass, and more.
Georges St-Pierre's recent comments about the UFC and Dana White's response, Anderson Silva's desire to fight again, Bellator's latest tournament problems, Keith Kizer stepping down as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, and more.
Dominick Cruz's recent injury that forced him out of UFC 169, Urijah Faber getting another crack at Renan Barao, World Series of Fighting challenging Bellator to a fight, the Brock Lesnar rumors, what we'll be watching this weekend, and more.
the aftermath of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 2, Silva's future, Weidman vs. Belfort, whether Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the UFC, Rousey vs. Sara McMann, the new "UFC Fight Pass," UFC Fight Night 35, and more.
The buzz heading into UFC 168, the UFC's decision to increase the pay-per-view price for this event, our year-end awards, what to watch for in 2014, and much more.
Georges St-Pierre's decision to leave the UFC, Nick Diaz turning down a Carlos Condit rematch, whether Demetrious Johnson is now a pay-per-view star, Team Alpha Male's year, the strawweight invasion coming to the UFC, and more.
Ben Askren's apparent decision to sign with ONE FC, the UFC's new digital network, Ronda Rousey's attitude lately, the future of Invicta FC, this weekend's best fight, and more.
The controversy surrounding Saturday night's UFC 167 main event, whether Ben Askren will end up in the UFC, how Quinton Jackson can help Bellator, Dan Henderson's future, the end of TUF 18 and what they're thankful for this year.