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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 upcoming fights are hot and which fights are not - for UFC 253!

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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 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.

UFC VEGAS 11 REVIEW - AT 1:08 (First 15 minutes discussing Colby’s post-fight behavior & remarks, more commentary on this at 41:21)

NOTE: Look, we just can’t ignore the political side. If you want to listen to any of our other content (and we kick out a lot of it), you’re free to enjoy that. Politics are, and always have been, a part of sports and it’s only right we cover it. That being said, on a podcast, the hosts express their personal opinions and editorialize. You don’t have to agree with their viewpoints to enjoy the content of the show. Thanks for listening!

At 15:50 - 14. Colby Covington (16-2) DEF. Tyron Woodley (19-6) - KO/TKO, Rib Injury at 1:19 pf Rd 5, Total 21:19
At 23:39 - 13. Donald Cerrone (36-15-1) - MAJORITY DRAW - Niko Price (14-4-1)
At 28:28, 29:52 - 12. Khamzat Chimaev (9-0) DEF. Gerald Meerschaert (31-14) - KO/TKO, Right Cross at 0:17 of Rd 1
At 32:38 - 11. Johnny Walker (18-5) DEF. Ryan Spann (18-6) - KO/TKO, Elbows & Hammerfists at 2:43 of Rd 1
At 34:42 - 10. Mackenzie Dern (9-1) DEF. Randa Markos (10-9) - SUB, Armbar at 3:44 of Rd 1
At 36:29 - 9. Kevin Holland (19-5) DEF. Darren Stewart (12-6) - DEC, SPLIT

FOTN: ($50K ea.) None!?
POTN: ($50K ea.) 1. Khamzat Chimaev 2. Mackenzie Dern 3. Randy Costa 4. Damon Jackson

8. 125lbs - David Dvořák (19-3) DEF. Jordan Espinosa (15-8) - DEC, Unanimous
At 37:42 - 7. 145lbs - Damon Jackson (18-3) DEF. Mirsad Bektić (13-4) - SUB, Guillotine Choke at 1:21 of Rd 3, Total 11:21At 38:47 - 6. 125lbs - Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1) DEF. Mara Romero Borella (12-9) - SUB, Armbar at 2:29 of Rd 1
At 40:31 - 5. 135lbs - Jessica-Rose Clark (10-6) DEF. Sarah Alpar (9-5) - KO/TKO, Knees & Punches at 4:21 of Rd 3, Total 14:21
At 39:29 - 4. 145lbs - Darrick Minner (25-11) DEF. T.J. Laramie (12-4) - SUB, Guillotine Choke at 0:52 of Rd 1
3. 135lbs - Randy Costa (6-1) DEF. Journey Newson (9-3) - KO/TKO, Head Kick & Punches at 0:41 of Rd 1
2. 135lbs - Andre Ewell (17-6) DEF. Irwin Rivera (10-6) - DEC, SPLIT
1. 125lbs - Tyson Nam (20-11) DEF. Jerome Rivera (10-3) - KO/TKO, Right Cross to G & P at 1:34 of Rd 2, Total 6:34

UFC 253 PREVIEW - AT 44:35

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 253 bout sheet, leading their way up to our Co-Main Event, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with the Main Event. This UFC on ESPN PPV event will take place from the UFC Fight Center on UFC FIGHT ISLAND off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this Saturday night.

At 42:58 - Reebok/Adesanya sponsor deal discussion

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records, bout order subject to change (most recent order is in the post - with changes that have occurred since the show was recorded)


11. UFC Middleweight Championship - Israel Adesanya (19-0) vs. Paulo Costa (13-0) - At 1:03:29
10. UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship - Dominick Reyes (12-1) vs. Jan Blachowicz (26-8) - At 58:24
9. 125lbs - Kai Kara-France (21-8) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4) - At 54:48
8. 145lbs - Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-4) - At 52:37
7. 155lbs - Hakeem Dawodu (11-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4) - At 57:04

6. 155lbs - Brad Riddell (8-1) vs. Alex da Silva (21-2) - At 46:59
5. 170lbs - Diego Sanchez (30-12) vs. Jake Matthews (16-4) - At 48:17
4. 145lbs - Shane Young (13-4) vs. Ľudovít Klein (16-2) - At 45:17
3. 205lbs - William Knight (8-1) vs. Aleksandar Camur (6-0) - At 46:46
2. 265lbs - Jeff Hughes (10-3) vs. Juan Espino (9-1) - At 46:35
1. 205lbs - Khadis Ibragimov (8-3) vs. Danilo Marques (9-2) - At 46:22

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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