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Level Change Podcast 20: Jones not on board for HW fight with Cormier, UFC Rochester main card preview

Episode 20 discussion: Jon Jones not on board for a fight with Daniel Cormier at heavyweight, BJ Penn wants to keep fighting, Magny fails USADA drug test, UFC Rochester

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Welcome to the Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your ears.

Here is a summary of the topics discussed, 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.

Episode 20

Jon Jones admits he doesn’t want to fight Daniel Cormier at heavyweight, because it’s his “greatest chance of losing” - 2:34

BJ Penn says the desire to compete is still there even after another loss - 9:30

Neil Magny pulled from UFC Rochester, reveals he failed USADA drug test - 19:33

Fight bookings round-up: Holloway-Edgar (240), Carmouche-Modafferi (UFC San Antonio), Montano vs. McMann, Calvillo vs. Souza, Elkins vs. Hall (UFC Sacramento) - 27:23

UFC 237 Recap - 40:25

Victor: McKee, Lima, Chandler, Guida, Lil’ Nog, Aldo, Cannonier, Namajunas (4-4)

Stephie: McKee, Lima, Chandler, Guida, Spann, Aldo, Cannonier, Andrade (6-2)

Mookie: McKee, Lima, Patricio, Guida, Spann, Aldo, Cannonier, Namajunas (6-2)


Victor: 63-43-2 NC/Draw

Stephie: 63-43-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 62-44-2 NC/Draw

UFC Rochester Picks

Ladd/Eubanks - 52:55

Oliveira/Lentz - 56:55

Luque/Krantz - 58:06

Carlos Junior/Heinisch - 59:00

RDA/Lee - 1:01:05

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