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MMA SQUARED: Three UFC events in eight days; here’s (almost) every big moment

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When it rains in MMA, it pours in MMA.

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What’s up everyone. I like to sit down with some charcoal and newsprint each fight night, and I came away with quite the collection in the past eight days. Let’s look back at what just happened.

Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Aleksei Oleinik, Fabricio Werdum,
Aleksei Oleinik threw nothing but bombs at Fabricio Werdum en route to a win.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Niko Price, Vicente Luque
Niko Price got his whole face tore up by Vicente Luque.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Calvin Kattar, Jeremy Stephens
Calvin Kattar finished Jeremy Stephens in a way I’ve never seen before.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Waterson vs Esparza
Tan Dan looms large while reffing Waterson vs Esparza
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Yorgan de Castro,
Yorgan de Castro looked really good for exactly five minutes of a fifteen minute fight.
Chris Rini

Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier, Dominick Cruz,
What must it be like for Rogan and DC to watch their coworker Dominick Cruz get blitzed and then mad about it?
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Henry Cejudo,
Henry Cejudo achieved his final form. Congrats Henry.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Francis Ngannou,
Francis Ngannou did awful things to Jair.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov,
The dream of Tony vs Khabib finally died.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson was winning and got tapped again :(
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Drew Dober,
Drew Dober took out his second prospect in a row and should be ranked by now, and...
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Drew Dober
...he looked great doing so.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, OSP, Ovince Saint Preux,
OSP went up to heavyweight and looked less than comfortable being the little spoon.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Anthony Smith, Glover Teixeira
Anthony Smith looked fantastic for about 20% of the fight and then sacrificed his bones and teeth in the remaining 80% of the fight.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Michael Bisping
Good to see and hear Michael Bisping on the broadcast.
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Three fight on the final night of fights were so close that it showed the flaw in the show/win fighter pay format.

Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Song Yadong, Chito Vera
Song Yadong was brilliant for a 22 year old, but so was Chito Vera.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Edson Barboza,
I did not expect Edson Barboza’s ground and pound to be his standout offense, but it was nasty.
Chris Rini
Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Double Fight Week, Triple Fight Week, UFC Florida, UFC Jacksonville, UFC 249, UFC Fight Night, UFC on ESPN 8, Ferguson vs Gaethje, Smith vs Teixeira, Overeem vs Harris, Dana White, UFC and COVID-19, UFC and Coronavirus, Angela Hill,
Angela Hill probably summed it up best. Fighters who lose razor thin decisions should not lose half their pay the same as a fighter who gets slept in 30 seconds.
Chris Rini

Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

Chris