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The MMA Circus w/ Clarke, Samman, Baghdad, Doane, Crowthers, Giagos and Shevchenko

Episode 66 of The MMA Circus features Mitch Clarke, Josh Samman, Mehdi Baghdad, Russell Doane, Cord Crowthers, Christos Giagos and Antonina Shevchenko.

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EPISODE 66: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.


Mitch Clarke (0:06:17) — UFC lightweight Mitch Clarke discusses his upcoming matchup against Joe Duffy at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, returning from a year-long layoff, the UFC’s new weight-cutting policy, and much more.

Josh Samman (0:22:47) — UFC middleweight and’s Josh Samman discusses his upcoming fight against Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 91 on July 13, his new book, his MMA writing, his MMA promotion and much more.

Mehdi Baghdad (0:37:21) UFC lightweight Mehdi Baghdad discusses his upcoming fight against John Makdessi at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter 22, the MMA scene in France, Arabic MMA and much more.

Russell Doane (0:53:44) — UFC bantamweight Russell Doane discusses his upcoming fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, needing a win coming off a two-fight skid, UFC Hawaii and much more.

Cord Crowthers (1:06:00) — Prestige FC President Cord Crowthers discusses March’s Prestige FC 2, fighter pay controversy surrounding the event, October’s Prestige FC 3 and much more.

Christos Giagos (1:25:33) — UFC veteran lightweight Christos Giagos discusses his unexpected release from the UFC, losing his first fight back on the regional circuit which caused a one-month depression, recently getting back into the winning column and much more.

Antonina Shevchenko (1:40:05) — Muay Thai women’s lightweight Antonina Shevchenko, the sister of UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko, discusses her Lion Fight debut for the title at Lion Fight 30 on July 8, the shootout Valerie was involved in earlier this year and much more.

Discussion Topics:

UFC 200 (1:56:42) — UFC 200 takes place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9. The landmark card is headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones II and also features Brock Lesnar’s return against Mark Hunt, Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes and Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar.

Gets it/Doesn't get it (2:29:48) — Nick and Andrew let you know who gets it and who doesn't get it. Simple as that.

Dumb Questions (2:34:30) — Nick and Andrew round out the show by answering infamous "dumb questions" submitted by listeners.

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickUFC

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid

Mitch Clarke: @MitchClarkeMMA

Josh Samman: @JoshSamman

Mehdi Baghdad: @Mehdi_Baghdad

Russell Doane: @RussellDoane135

Cord Crowthers: @EliteCord

Christos Giagos: @CGiagos

Antonina Shevchenko: @KO_Antonina


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