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Three Amigos No. 73: Bruce Buffer & Michael Chiesa (UFC sale/GSP return/weight cutting regs)

The Three Amigos are back with another great show featuring UFC voice of the Octagon, Bruce Buffer and lightweight top contender/TUF 15 winner, Michael Chiesa.

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Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast fun. This episode is loaded with great content, courtesy of our special guests, UFC voice of the Octagon, Bruce Buffer and UFC lightweight top contender/TUF 15 winner, Michael Chiesa. We don't have a Weight List episode this week, as George Lockhart is in the mountains leading a survival course, however, we do have our own Iain Kidd leading some excellent discussion of the proposed same day weigh-in measures that Ohio just adopted for their ammy and pro-am events.

Here is a summary of each interview segment, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Bruce Buffer (52:45 mark)
  • How he juggles so many different projects
  • How he manages to make room for down time in his schedule
  • What he feels is the biggest story of the year in MMA
  • UFC sale discussion
  • If he feels major change would happen in the event of a sale
  • What goes on behind the scenes in putting together a massive show like UFC 200
  • If he has plans for something special for the main event of UFC 200
  • If he feels MSG card can eclipse UFC 200
  • Thoughts on GSP and Lesnar returns
  • Story about an old school backstage scuffle
  • His work with Hire Heroes charity

Michael Chiesa (1:19:00 mark)

  • How rewarding it was spoiling all those bets after beating Dariush
  • If he'd ever like a rematch with Lauzon or Masvidal
  • Improved striking
  • The key to a successful callout
  • If changes will be made in training to accommodate for a 5-round fight
  • Discussion on Venator commentary role
  • Weight cutting regs
  • Addition of new weight classes as an alternate answer for new regs
  • Thoughts on Lesnar and GSP returns
  • UFC sale discussion

The hosts discuss a variety of topics that include:

  • Discussion on new weigh-in procedures
  • GSP's return
  • UFC sale
  • Chad Mendes' rumored substance flagged by USADA
  • Breakdown of EFN
  • Thoughts on Fedor to the UFC
  • Breakdown of Fight Night Ottawa
  • Rory MacDonald's future
  • Fighter pay (including Dana's statement on Cerrone)
  • Current staff prediction standings (Mookie is NOT in the lead)
  • Staff predictions for Bellator

You can check out the entire show here or via the embedded player below. Remember, if you're looking for us on SoundCloud or iTunes, we're under the MMA Nation name. Follow our Twitter accounts: Stephie HaynesThree Amigos PodcastGeroge LockhartIain Kidd and Mookie Alexander or our Facebook fan page, Three Amigos Pod.

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