Our compilation show is a deep dive with host, Trent Reinsmith, into the bigger news and goings on in MMA, both inside and outside the cage; presented with a critical, unbiased eye.
Here is some detail on what’s going on here... the “regular” ‘C’mon Now MMA Podcast’ is a daily podcast of varying lengths, which can be found here: cmonnow.substack.com/. This show, however, is a compilation of some of the best topics covered on the daily show over the past week.
This week’s “Best of” UFC 257 edition is a two-parter:
- Part one is a discussion of Dana White’s UFC 257 post-fight press conference.
- Part two is a discussion of the main event fighters at UFC 257; Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor
Part 1: Dana White
- Dana White makes sure to hit the myth that money ruins fighters
- Dana White admits Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired
- Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov is not going to come back
- I think Khabib Nurmagomedov remains retired unless the Georges St-Pierre fight is offered
- The differences between Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and Dana White
- Khabib Nurmagomedov focuses on competition, Conor McGregor focuses on the trappings of fame
- Dana White doesn’t know how to motivate a fighter any way other than to offer them cash
- C’mon now - Dana White thinks fighters will get hurt doing back flips in celebration
- Dana White’s story about Ottman Azaitar and his teammate scaling balconies starts to fall apart
- C’mon now - Dana White acts like he was the one speaking about Dustin Poirier to the media because no one wanted to talk about Poirier.
- How the MMA media can easily stop spreading Dana White’s lies and helping turn those lies to truths
- Dana White, who has violated COVID-19 safety protocols since the start of the pandemic, is a hypocrite and no one has called him on it — not UFC, not NSAC, not Abu Dhabi. Why?
Part 2: Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor
- The first fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor was the changing point of Poirier’s career
- Dustin Poirier had the psychological edge over Conor McGregor
- Dustin Poirier says he is not a fighter, “fighting is something he does”. That change has worked well for him in his fighting career
- There is nothing negative to say about Dustin Poirier’s performance at UFC 257
- Dustin Poirier is only going to get more comfortable with himself and that is going to benefit him in every way.
- A question for you... Was Dustin Poirier’s performance on Fight Island better than Max Holloway’s performance?
- How much did a loss at UFC 257 cost Conor McGregor?
- Does Conor McGregor need to change things around his training?
- Is Conor McGregor surrounded by “yes men”?
- The difference between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, from a fighter who trained with both
- What I need to see to believe that Conor McGregor is a “changed man” — a humble man. I’m not buying it right now
- How can Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have almost the same changes in their lies and react in opposite ways?
- Conor McGregor doesn’t get points for being humble in defeat, but a prick in victory - some examples
- My preference would be for Conor McGregor to improve or retire. Training and just looking good getting out of a Rolls doesn’t mean anything on fight night.
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