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Level Change Podcast 23: Khabib-Poirier official, UFC 238 preview

Episode 23 discussion, Khabib-Poirier is official for UFC 242, Dana talks Khabib-Conor 2, Andy Ruiz in talks with Snicker’s for sponsorship, MMA retirements, UFC 238 preview

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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 23

Khabib-Poirier now official for UFC 242, as Ali Abdelaziz claims Khabib’s new contract makes him UFC’s highest-paid fighter - 1:54

Dana White: Conor McGregor absolutely could rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 242 - 11:25

Andy Ruiz is on the cusp of a Snickers sponsorship thanks to beating Anthony Joshua - 16:48

MMA retirements aplenty: Alexander Gustafsson, King Mo, Jimi Manuwa, Nick Hein all call it a career - 25:55

UFC Stockholm Recap - 42:09

Victor: Evinger, Amirkhani, Rakic, Gustafsson (2-2)

Stephie: Evinger, Fishgold, Rakic, Gustafsson (1-3)

Mookie: Evinger, Fishgold, Rakic, Gustafsson (1-3)


Victor: 68-47-2 NC/Draw

Stephie: 67-48-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 66-49-2 NC/Draw

UFC 238 Picks

Sterling/Munhoz - 46:50

Suarez/Ansaroff - 50:40

Tuivasa/Ivanov - 55:24

Rivera/Yan - 59:35

Cerrone/Ferguson - 1:01:36

Shevchenko/Eye - 1:08:10

Cejudo/Moraes - 1:11:21

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

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