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The Level Change Podcast 33: The dark side of Zuffa contracts, UFC 241 preview

Episode 33 discussion: Examining the many pitfalls of a UFC fighter contract, Cat Zingano’s release, Henry Cejudo’s latest cringe, McGregor’s elder abuse, UFC 241 breakdown, more.

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Welcome to the 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 33

UFC contract negotiations are even worse than we thought - 2:12

UFC releases Cat Zingano, as Zingano claims it’s due to a “project” she’s doing - 17:25

Henry Cejudo is really pushing this stupid Valentina Shevchenko intergender fight, Dana White says it’s crazy - 25:53

Fight News round-up:

Iaquinta-Hooker (UFC 243) - 32:52

Chookagian-Maia (UFC 244) - 34:54

Overeem-Harris (UFC Washington) - 38:23


Conor McGregor punches elderly man in bar - 41:06

UFC Uruguay Recap - 46:06

Victor: Rodriguez, Vieira, Latifi, Luque, Shevchenko (4-1)

Stephie: Torres, Vieira, Oezdemir, Luque, Shevchenko (4-1)

Mookie: Torres, Vieira, Oezdemir, Luque, Shevchenko (4-1)


Stephie: 108-69-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 108-69-2 NC/Draw

Victor: 108-69-2 NC/Draw

UFC 241

Klose/Giagos - 47:13

Sandhagen/Assuncao - 48:40

Brunson/Heinisch - 51:03

Yusuff/Benitez - 55:50

Romero/Costa - 57:35

Diaz/Pettis - 1:01:19

Cormier/Miocic - 1:05:44

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