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If I Did It: Conor McGregor in the Bellator cage

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Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we handle MMA's PR kerfluffles. This week we look at the ramifications of Conor McGregor's unscheduled guest appearance confronting a Bellator ref, Anderson Silva's latest drug test failure and more. Right after the show tune in to If The Shoes Fit for PR kerfluffles from beyond the Octagon.

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You’re the UFC. Conor McGregor appeared in a Bellator cage, live and in public, if you will, last Friday night, given their CEO Scott Coker’s clever matchmaking with Conor’s SBG team. Do you care and if so, what can you do to stop it? - 0:50

You’re Conor McGregor. Former boxing champ and PPV draw Oscar De La Hoya wants you in the ring. Telling Dash Radio, “I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight.” Sound like a better plan than Paulie or Ferg? - 6:28

You’re Anderson Silva. You failed your second drug test since returning from a gruesome leg injury. With only one win in the UFC USADA drug testing era, is there anything you can do to protect your legacy? - 17:29

CURVEBALL - 13:06

KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 20:08

EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 24:12

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