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The MMA Depressed-us: 2020 year in review pt. 1

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It’s been a long long time since we’ve had a chance to reflect on the more inauspicious arts of this mixed up year. So join Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie as we look back on the best of the worst of 2020.

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Back in May, the UFC returned from a brief hiatus due to the mounting pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the months since UFC 249 have provided a more-or-less non-stop thrill ride of weekly fight cards. There have been highs, there are been lows. New champions have been crowned and former champs have exited the UFC seemingly for good.

Given all that, we’ve got some serious catching up to do. This year has played host to some serious duds and we haven’t had time to talk about any of them. So, we’re kicking off the first half of our 2020 year in review with a trio of terrible tussles. Starting off with Gian Villante vs. Maurice Greene, then bouncing over to Michel Pereira vs. Diego Sanchez, and wrapping up with Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall.

As always, we’re watching all three of these bouts over on Fight Pass. For those wishing to follow along, Zane will count down the start of each video, so just hit play when you hear go. If you’re not watching the Fight Pass version, Connor will try to announce the start of round 1, so you can sync up that way.

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