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Three Amigos No. 77: Chael Sonnen & Lauren Murphy interviews

The Three Amigos Podcast is back with another fantastic episode featuring Chael Sonnen, Lauren Murphy and plenty of Fight Week and UFC sale discussion.

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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, retired UFC middleweight star Chael Sonnen and UFC women's bantamweight No. 13 contender, Lauren Murphy.

There's no Weight List TM this week. We decided that with all the news and three events to cover, the show would run way too long if we included all our normal segments, so we gave George the week off to enjoy a little R&R after all the busy days he's been having. We do have another installment of Q&A with Captain Kidd TM though, and the Weight List TM we'll be back on schedule next week.

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.

Chael Sonnen (57:45 mark)
  • What the past week has been like for him (perspective of an insider)
  • Why the UFC just couldn't pay Daniel Cormier and not have him fight on the UFC 200 card
  • Thoughts on Cormier and Silva's performance
  • Prognosis for Jon Jones' future
  • How the UFC sale likely went down
  • Thoughts on new ownership impacting viewership
  • If he feels the new owners got a good deal for their $4.2B
  • How long he thinks the deal took to get done from start to finish
  • If he feels that Conor McGregor should get an equity stake in the company profits
  • What fighter benefits he sees moving forward under new ownership
  • If he feels there will be production changes under new owners
  • Where the fighter lawsuit goes from here
  • Discussion on his new promortion, Submission Grappling Series
  • What goes into the production side of it
  • How he determined the ruleset for the series
  • If he plans on competing
  • What else may be on the horizon for him
Lauren Murphy (1:20:40 mark)
  • What she thinks of Katlyn's career accomplishments
  • Thoughts on the weekend's fights
  • If she feels 10 women's main events out of 150 cards is enough promotion for the women
  • Thoughts on Miesha Tate's loss
  • Thoughts on weight cutting guidelines (8% rule)
  • Thoughts on bad judging ruining fighter records
  • Favorite fights (both male and female) from the weekend
  • Fights she's looking forward to in the coming months
  • Game of Thrones discussion
  • If she had a career "do-over" what would it be
  • Number 1 thing on her bucket list
The hosts discuss a variety of topics that include:
  • Look back at International Fight Week
  • Jones failing & DC's reaction
  • People claiming Edgar won
  • JJ bringing the violence
  • Brock beating Hunt
  • Daniel Cormier getting booed for beating Anderson Silva
  • Johny Hendricks and his nutritionist
  • That terrible yellow mat
  • Joe Lauzon KNOCKING OUT Diego Sanchez
  • Will Brooks
  • Eddie Alvarez
  • Jones' test failure
  • Cerrone gay slur comment and apology
  • Sage Northcutt's amazing salary
  • Staff prediction standings
  • Staff picks for Fight Night 91 and Bellator London
  • Q&A with Captain KiddTM (31:40 mark)

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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