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The Mookie & Crookie Show 71: Ferguson’s coach says Tony needs a mental break from MMA

Episode 71 discussion: UFC Jacksonville recap, Tony Ferguson’s coach says he needs a mental break from MMA, Bellator and boxing look at July return, more

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Welcome to The Mookie & Crookie Show, a spinoff of The Level Change Podcast that goes a little more in-depth on major combat sports news, as well as takes a humorous look at the crazy world of combat sports social media. The show is hosted by Mookie Alexander and Stephie Haynes and airs every Tuesday.

Here is a summary of the topics discussed or questions asked, 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 71

Mookie intros - UFC on ESPN 8 review: Overeem rallies to beat Harris, judges have a tough night, Kevin Holland’s odd Mickey Gall callout - 2:24

Dana White not sold on idea that Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou want to fight each other - 19:39

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/5/17/21261410/ufc-dana-white-i-dont-think-jon-jones-and-francis-ngannou-really-want-to-fight-mma-news

Coach: Tony Ferguson needs a mental break from MMA - 23:54

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/5/15/21259272/ufc-249-mma-news-interview-coach-tony-ferguson-justin-gaethje-mental-break-fight

Bellator, Showtime Boxing aiming to return in July; crossover fights possible - 29:24

https://www.boxingscene.com/showtime-aims-stage-boxing-bellator-crossover-events—148841?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fight Island? Screw that! Eddie Hearn presents Fight Garden! - 38:12

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8323317/Boxing-return-July-Eddie-Hearns-garden-1m-plan-delivering-four-weeks-fights.html

Social Media Round-up - 44:24

Jason Herzog classily addresses Smith-Teixeira stoppage on Twitter

https://twitter.com/JasonHerzogMMA/status/1261423237394767874

Well played, Ricky Simon!

https://twitter.com/RickySimonUFC/status/1260961589152407553

Brian Kelleher had a theory on Saturday’s judges

https://twitter.com/brianboom135/status/1261861070974713856

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