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Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the illustrious Eugene S. Robinson, the indubitable John S. Nash and our lovely & knowledgable co-host, Stephie Haynes. The format of the show is to review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which fights are hot and which fights are not.

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It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” and host of the ‘Ozy Confidential Podcast’, the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money Podcast, along with our lovely co-host, Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s The Level Change Podcast and The Mookie & Crookie Show.

The format of the show is to review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which fights are hot and which fights are not, as well as introducing an off-topic discussion point or two when there’s time. This week’s topics are as follows...

UFC 249 REVIEW - AT 1:08

Here’s a look at the UFC 249 RESULTS & new fight records:

UFC 249 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. MAY 9 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • 3:26... Lightweight Interim Title Bout - Justin Gaethje (22-2) DEF. Tony Ferguson (26-3), KO/TKO-Punches at 3:39 of Rd 5, Total 23:39
  • 9:21... Bantamweight Title Bout - Henry Cejudo (16-2) DEF. Dominick Cruz (22-3), KO/TKO- Knee & Punches at 4:58 of Rd 2, Total 9:58 (CEJUDO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM MMA)
  • 265lbs - Francis Ngannou (15-3) DEF. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1), KO/TKO-Punches at 0:20 of Rd 1
  • 145lbs - Calvin Kattar (21-4) DEF. Jeremy Stephens (28-18), KO/TKO-Elbows to G & P at 2:42 of Rd 2, Total 7:42
  • 265lbs - Greg Hardy (6-2) DEF. Yorgan De Castro (6-1), DEC-Unanimous

3:26... FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Justin Gaethje 2. Francis Ngannou

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 14:29... Anthony Pettis (23-10) DEF. Donald Cerrone (36-15), DEC-Unanimous
  • 2:18... Aleksei Oleinik (59-13) DEF. Fabricio Werdum (23-9), DEC-SPLIT
  • 1:32... Carla Esparza (16-6) DEF. Michelle Waterson (17-8), DEC-SPLIT
  • Uriah Hall (15-9) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8), CANCELLED (Jacare Positive for COVID-19)

EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT

  • 18:18... Vicente Luque (18-7) DEF. Niko Price (14-4), KO/TKO, DR STOPPAGE (EYE INJURY) at 3:37 of Rd 3, Total 13:37
  • 1:52... Bryce Mitchell (13-0) DEF. Charles Rosa (12-4), DEC-Unanimous
  • Ryan Spann (18-5) DEF. Sam Alvey (33-14), DEC-SPLIT

UFC DOUBLE FIGHT WEEK PREVIEW - AT 19:11

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting UFC Double Fight Week’s entire pair of bout sheets, leading their way up to the Wed. night Co-Main Event showcasing a OSP vs. Ben Rothwell, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira. Then they will lead their way up to Sat. night's Co-Main Event featuring Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill and wrapping up with the Main Event between Alistair Overeem & Walt Harris. The events will both be taking place this week from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight cards, bout order is subject to change:

UFC ON ESPN+ Smith vs. Teixeira - AT 20:00

MAIN CARD | WED. MAY 13 - 9PM/6PM ETPT

  • 205lbs - Anthony Smith (33-14) vs. Glover Teixeira (30-7) - At 29:49
  • 265lbs - Ovince St. Preux (24-13) vs. Ben Rothwell (37-12) - At 28:23
  • 155lbs - Drew Dober (22-9) vs. Alexander Hernandez (11-2) - At 27:47
  • 135lbs - Ray Borg (13-4) vs. Ricky Simón (15-3) - At 26:07
  • 185lbs - Karl Roberson (9-2) vs. Marvin Vettori (14-3) - At 23:45

ESPN PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT

  • 265lbs - Andrei Arlovski (28-19) vs. Philipe Lins (14-3) - At 22:44
  • 155lbs - Michael Johnson (19-15) vs. Thiago Moisés (12-4) - At 22:02
  • 135 lbs - Sijara Eubanks (4-4) vs. Sarah Moras (6-5) - At 21:44
  • 155lbs - Gabriel Benitez (21-7) vs. Omar Morales (9-0) - At 21:25
  • 135lbs - Hunter Azure (8-0) vs. Brian Kelleher (20-10) - At 20:33
  • 265lbs - Chase Sherman (14-6) vs. Ike Villanueva (16-9) - At 20:14

UFC ON ESPN+ Overeem vs. Harris - AT 32:27

MAIN CARD | SAT. MAY 16 - 9PM/6PM ETPT

  • 265lbs Alistair Overeem (45-18) vs. Walt Harris (13-7) - At 44:18
  • 115lbs Cláudia Gadelha (17-4) vs. Angela Hill (12-7) - At 40:36
  • 145lbs Edson Barboza (20-8) vs. Dan Ige (13-2) - At 37:38
  • 185lbs Eryk Anders (13-4) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (21-4) - At 36:52
  • 145lbs Yadong Song (15-4) vs. Marlon Vera (17-5) - At 34:45

ESPN PRELIMS | 9PM/6PM ETPT

  • 170lbs Matt Brown (22-16) vs. Miguel Baeza (8-0) - At 34:44
  • 185lbs Kevin Holland (16-5) vs. Anthony Hernandez (7-1) - At 34:28
  • 125lbs Giga Chikadze (9-2) vs. Mike Davis (8-2) - At 34:00
  • 125lbs Cortney Casey (8-7) vs. Mara Romero Borella (12-7) - At 33:36
  • 145lbs Darren Elkins (24-8) vs. Nate Landwehr (13-3) - At 33:17
  • 265lbs Dontale Mayes (7-3) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (7-0) - At 32:54

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, catch John on twitter @Heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week she’s on @MookieNCrookie AND @LevelChangePod.

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