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The MMA Circus w/ guest co-host Meshew, Murphy, Barbosa, Pickett, and Usman

Episode 111 of The MMA Circus features UFC women’s bantamweight Lauren Murphy, Bellator MMA bantamweight Diego Barbosa, Fight Nights Global middleweight Jamie Pickett, and MMA heavyweight Mohammed Usman.

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EPISODE 111: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and guest co-host Jed Meshew, is back for your listening pleasure.


Lauren MurphyUFC women’s bantamweight Lauren Murphy discusses her plans to try out for The Ultimate Fighter 26 and hopes to fight for the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title, how long she’s wanted to move down in weight, what she expects from a stint on The Ultimate Fighter, and much more.

Diego Barbosa — MMA bantamweight Diego Barbosa discusses his upcoming fight at Bellator 179 in London, England this weekend, if he hopes to sign an exclusive deal with Bellator MMA if he wins on Friday, having a recent bout cancelled on fight night because a fight broke out in the crowd, training in Brazil for this fight, the possibility of moving to the United States to train at Jackson-Wink MMA, and much more.

Jamie Pickett — MMA middleweight Jamie Pickett discusses why his fight at Bellator 179 was cancelled, his upcoming fight this weekend at Fight Nights Global 65 in Kazakhstan, his rocky childhood, and much more.

Mohammed Usman — MMA heavyweight discusses his relationship with his brother, UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman, and why he doesn’t train with Kamaru in Florida, his upcoming fight at Tachi Palace Fights 31 in California this weekend, his previous college football career, his transition to mixed martial arts, and much more.

Discussion Topics:

  • UFC 211 recap
  • Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez controversy and fouls in MMA
  • Bellator 179 preview
  • New California State Athletic Commission weight-cutting regulations
  • Gets It/Doesn’t Get It
  • Dumb Questions

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickUFC

Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew

Lauren Murphy: @LaurenMurphyMMA

Diego Barbosa: @That_BJJ_Guy

Mohammed Usman: @UMohammed97


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