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The Level Change Podcast 78: McGregor-Gaethje chatter, Big John, savior of champions

Episode 78 discussion: John Kavanagh wishes McGregor-Gaethje had been made, Big John McCarthy says he saved Jon Jones at UFC 165, Brian Ortega’s massive intellect, UFC Vegas review

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Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your ears.

Here is a summary of the topics discussed, 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.


John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje almost happened - 4:01

Big John McCarthy: If it wasn’t for me, Jon Jones would’ve lost his title at UFC 165 - 13:29

Curtis Blaydes won’t let Dana White’s comments dissuade him from speaking out about fighter pay - 22:03

Brian Ortega says “sign the contract” to Korean Zombie; Korean Zombie reminds him he’s stuck in South Korea - 32:06

UFC on ESPN 12 picks recap - 40:05

Stephie: Frey, Pena, Greene, Perry, Poirier (3-2)

Victor: Hansen, Worthy, Greene, Perry, Poirier (5-0)

Mookie: Hansen, Pena, Greene, Perry, Poirier (4-1)


Stephie: 53-44

Mookie: 53-44

Victor: 53-44

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