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The MMA Circus w/ Milstead, Smolka, Palmer, Caldwell, Weichel, Arnett and Chambers

Episode 68 of The MMA Circus features UFC heavyweight Adam Milstead, UFC flyweight contender Louis Smolka, WSOF featherweight Lance Palmer, Bellator MMA bantamweight Darrion Caldwell, Bellator MMA featherweight Daniel Weichel, Hard Knocks Fighting champion Jesse Arnett and Canadian featherweight Cory Chambers.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-De La Rocha vs Milstead Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

EPISODE 68: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.


Adam Milstead (0:05:48) — UFC heavyweight Adam Milstead discusses the text he received from UFC matchmakers, his debut victory against Chris De La Rocha this past May, returning to his day job afterwards, country music and much more.

Louis Smolka (0:36:58) — UFC flyweight contender Louis Smolka discusses his big win over Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 91 last week, not receiving an interim title fight against Wilson Reis despite his call-out, being overshadowed because the card he fought on directly followed UFC 200, Brock Lesnar’s failed drug tests and much more.

Lance Palmer (1:03:30) WSOF featherweight contender Lance Palmer discusses his controversial loss to Alexandre Almeida last year, the upcoming rematch at WSOF 32 for the title later this month, T.J. Dillashaw’s departure from Team Alpha Male, the state of the team and much more.

Darrion Caldwell (1:30:03) — Bellator MMA bantamweight contender Darrion Caldwell discusses his main event fight against Joe Taimanglo at Bellator 159 this weekend, fighting for the title with a win, whether he plans to stay with Bellator MMA or jump ship to the UFC later in his career and much more.

Daniel Weichel (1:45:23) — Bellator MMA featherweight contender Daniel Weichel discusses his upcoming fight against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 159 this weekend, getting back into the winning column last year, Drake, discovering unknown family in Canada and much more.

Jesse Arnett (1:58:58) — Hard Knocks Fighting bantamweight champion Jesse Arnett discusses the premature announcement of a fight against Josh Hill at Fight Night: Medicine Hat in October, the state of Canadian MMA, not being signed to the UFC and much more.

Cory Chambers (2:19:19) — Canadian featherweight Cory Chambers discusses his upcoming rematch against Ryan Wesaquate at Prestige FC 3 in October, losing by knockout in his last fight, his amateur career and much more.

Discussion Topics:

Substances found in Jon Jones’ system revealed (2:43:10) — The Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed the substances found in Jon Jones’ system when he was tested by USADA — a pair of estrogen blockers.

Brock Lesnar tests positive for banned substances (2:47:50) — UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed two USADA drug tests taken prior to UFC 200.

UFC Fight Night 91 (3:05:51) — UFC Fight Night 91 took place live from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Wednesday, July 13 and was headlined by Michael McDonald vs. John Lineker.

UFC on FOX 20 (3:21:40)  — UFC on FOX 20 takes place live from the United Center on Saturday, July 23 and is headlined by Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko.

Gets it/Doesn't get it (3:31:40) — Nick and Andrew let you know who gets it and who doesn't get it. Simple as that.

Dumb Questions (3:39:27) — Nick and Andrew round out the show by answering infamous "dumb questions" submitted by listeners.

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickUFC

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid

Adam Milstead: @AdamMilstead

Louis Smolka: @LastSamuraiUFC

Lance Palmer: @LancePalmer

Darrion Caldwell: @TheWolfMMA

Daniel Weichel: @DanielWeichel

Jesse Arnett: @BigCatsReal


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