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Level Change Podcast 18: Dana says Brock retired, Hardy making big bank, Rory isn’t done

Episode 18 discussion: Dana White says Brock Lesnar has retired from MMA, DC-Stipe rematch targeted, Greg Hardy is making big bank, Rory MacDonald isn’t done fighting just yet.

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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 18

Mizuki Inoue, Janaisa Morandin out of Invicta FC’s ‘Phoenix Rising’ one-night tournament -2:04

Dana White shuts down Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar, DC to rematch Miocic instead - 3:20

Rory MacDonald forgoes retirement after introspective post-fight interview, will fight Neiman Gracie in June - 12:29

Greg Hardy among highest paid fighters at UFC Ft. Lauderdale with $150,000 - 22:05

Caldwell and Horiguchi rematch at Bellator 222 - 31:30

UFC Ft. Lauderdale Recap - 36:47

Victor: Davis, Henderson, Macfarlane, MacDonald, Lineker, Teixeira, Oliveira, Smoliakov, Jacare (4-4-1)

Stephie: Davis, Piccolotti, Macfarlane, MacDonald, Sandhagen, Cutelaba, Oliveira, Hardy, Jacare (4-4-1)

Mookie: Davis, Henderson, Macfarlane, MacDonald, Lineker, Cutelaba, Oliveira, Smoliakov, Jacare (3-5-1)


Victor: 57-36-2 NC/Draw

Stephie: 54-39-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 52-41-2 NC/Draw

Canelo vs. Jacobs predictions: 43:25

UFC Ottawa predictions:

Chiasson/Moras - 45:07

Swanson/Burgos - 47:19

Brunson/Theodorou - 50:15

Cerrone/Iaquinta - 53:50

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