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UFC on FOX 31 Interviews with Nick Baldwin

Our own Nick Baldwin is here to interview a select group of six individuals/fighters associated with this coming weekend’s December 15, UFC on FOX 31 event out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featuring Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 in the main event and Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker in the co-main.

Our own Nick Baldwin is here to interview a select group of seven individuals/fighters associated with this coming weekend’s December 15, UFC on FOX 31 event out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featuring Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 in the main event and Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker in the co-main. Let’s dive right in...

1st up - Mike Rodriguez cut out video games ahead of UFC Milwaukee to get more sleep… 0:15

UFC light heavyweight Mike Rodriguez, who meets Adam Milstead at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday, December 15, in Milwaukee discusses his debut loss to Devin Clark, what it was like being in Brooklyn when Conor McGregor attacked the fighter bus, why he decided against playing video games ahead of his next fight, and much more.

2nd - Michael Bisping says returning to MMA would be ‘foolish’… 11:14

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, discusses retirement, whether he ever gets the itch to fight again, his upcoming commentary gig with the UFC, the FOX era, and the UFC’s upcoming deal with ESPN.

3rd - Zak Cummings explains advantages of moving up to middleweight… 22:04

UFC middleweight Zak Cummings, who meets Trevor Smith at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee, discusses Cummings return to 185 pounds, in what ways he feels better in the new weight class, now being able to take short-notice fights if offered, a freak injury that forced him out of a fight against Thiago Alves in January, and much more.

4th - Drakkar Klose knows Green’s ‘strengths and weaknesses’ due to past encounters… 34:04

UFC lightweight Drakkar Klose, who meets Bobby Green at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee, discusses his recent win over Lando Vannata, his past encounters with Green, where he sits in the division with a win, parting ways with his manager, and more.

5th - Cortney Casey reacts to cancelled UFC 233 card, Calvillo fight moved… 43:00

UFC strawweight Cortney Casey, who meets Cynthia Calvillo at UFC on ESPN 1 in February, discusses her teammate Drakkar Klose’s fight against Bobby Green at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday, her fight against Calvillo being moved after the cancellation of UFC 233, where a win puts her in the division, and more.

6th - Jared Gordon on decision to stay at lightweight: ‘Being bigger is old school’... 47:25

UFC lightweight Jared Gordon, who meets Joaquim Silva at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee, discusses his layoff, his decision to stay at lightweight instead of dropping to featherweight, the improvements he’s made since moving to Roufusport, and more.

7th - Tyson Chartier on clients Font and Rodriguez looking to rebound at UFC Milwaukee... 56:25

Top Game Management’s Tyson Chartier, the manager and head coach of Rob Font and manager of Mike Rodriguez, discusses Font’s fight against Sergio Pettis and Rodriguez’s fight against Adam Milstead, both of which take place at UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday in Milwaukee.

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*Intro/Outro music has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson

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Here’s a look at the Saturday, December 15th, UFC on FOX 31 card from the Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lee vs Iaquinta 2 card as it stands right now, via UFC.com:

FOX 31 MAIN CARD | 7:00PM CST
Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2
Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker
Rob Font vs Sergio Pettis
Jim Miller vs Charles Oliveira

FS1 PRELIMS | 4:00PM CST
Zak Ottow vs Dwight Grant
Jessica-Rose Clark vs Andrea Lee
Bobby Green vs Drakkar Klose
Jared Gordon vs Joaquim Silva
Gerald Meerschaert vs Jack Hermansson
Dan Ige vs Jordan Griffin

UFC FIGHTPASS EARLY PRELIMS | 2:30PM CST
Adam Milstead vs Mike Rodriguez
Trevor Smith vs Zak Cummings
Chris De La Rocha vs Juan Adams