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UFC 249 Preview: Ferguson vs. Gaethje - Care/Don’t Care Podcast

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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 announce each fight on the upcoming UFC 249 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 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 occasional episode of Crooklyn’s Corner.

The format of the show this week is 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.


To kick things off we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting UFC 249’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main Event showcasing a Bantamweight Title Bout between Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a LIghtweight Interim Title Bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. The event will be taking place this Saturday, May 9, 2020, from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena out of Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

UFC 249 PPV PREVIEW - 13:06

Here’s a look at the UFC 249 PPV Fight Card & Current Records:
Lightweight Interim Title Bout - Tony Ferguson (25-3) vs. Justin Gaethje (21-2) - At 40:40
Bantamweight Title Bout - Henry Cejudo (15-2) vs. Dominick Cruz (22-2) - At 37:27
Heavyweight Bout - Francis Ngannou (14-3) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0) - At 32:00
Featherweight Bout - Jeremy Stephens (28-17) vs. Calvin Kattar (20-4) - At 30:31
Heavyweight Bout - Greg Hardy (5-2) vs. Yorgan De Castro (6-0) - At 30:02

Welterweight Bout - Anthony Pettis (22-10) vs. Donald Cerrone (36-14) - At 27:26
Heavyweight Bout - Aleksei Oleinik (58-13) vs. Fabricio Werdum (23-8) - At 26:55
Women’s Strawweight Bout - Carla Esparza (15-6) vs. Michelle Waterson (17-7) - At 24:10
Middleweight Bout - Uriah Hall (15-9) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8) - At 20:05

Welterweight Bout - Vicente Luque (17-7) vs. Niko Price (14-3) - At 17:50
Featherweight Bout - Bryce Mitchell (12-0) vs. Charles Rosa (12-3) - At 16:37
Light Heavyweight Bout - Ryan Spann (17-5) vs. Sam Alvey (33-13) - At 15:05

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson & on watch his Show Stomper Podcast, catch John on twitter @Heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and weekly she’s on @MookieNCrookie, @LevelChangePod and the occasional Crooklyn’s Corner.

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