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Are women coming to the UFC? MMA Beat episode 5, also the return of Nick Diaz & Alistair Overeem

Ariel Helwani, Luke Thomas, and Mike Chiappetta of MMA Fighting are joined by Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao for MMA Beat episode 5. The panel discusses the eventual introduction of women into the UFC, if Nick Diaz or Alistair Overeem deserve a title shot in their return and much more.

Download the MP3 audio version here.

Ariel Helwani is joined by his MMA Fighting colleagues Luke Thomas and Mike Chiappetta as well as Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao for this edition of the MMA Beat.

Topics covered include:

  • Ronda Rousey and the possibility of women's MMA coming to the UFC
  • Suspended stars Nick Diaz and Alistair Overeem and whether they deserve immediate title shots upon their return.
  • Jeff Blatnick and the need for an independent MMA Hall of Fame
  • The return of DREAM and more


Do you want to see Rousey vs Cyborg in the Octagon? Should Nick Diaz and Alistair Overeem get title shots? Be sure and let us know what you think in the comments, on Twitter and Facebook.

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