clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The MMA Depressed-us: 2022’s best of bad big boy battles

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back and watching the best of the worst of MMA. With a focus on fights from Pride, Strikeforce, the UFC, and the WEC.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

The UFC is taking another rare off-week, which means the MMA Depressed-us has a lot of catching up to do. We’ve had a whole bevvy of wild and weird fights since the last time we went seven days without a fight card. So for this week’s show, we’ve chosen a few select recent fights to revisit, especially those in the division’s ripe for fistic comedy: middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight.

The MMA Depressed-us, Host Mock Up, Depressed-us Flashback Host graphic, UFC Podcast, MMA Podcast, Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, June M. Williams

Kicking off today’s show is a bout from UFC 277 between newcomer Hamdy Abdelwahab and Don’Tale Mayes. From there, we’re jumping to the middleweight division and Dricus Du Plessis’ UFC 276 wild and bloody victory over Brad Tavares. And to wrap the whole thing up, we’ve got the recent tragi-comic light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Paul Craig at UFC London.

We’re watching all three fights over on the ESPN+ app, and starting each video from the very beginning. If you want to watch along with us, just press ‘play’ when Zane says “Go.” If you’re watching the fights on a different platform, Connor will try and announce the start of round 1, so you can sync your video to that.

If you enjoy our shows, give us a shout out in the comments here on Bloody Elbow, and give us a “like”, share & subscribe on your BE Presents Podcast platform of choice: SoundCloud, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, OverCast, Player FM, & Amazon Music – For previous episodes, check out our playlists on any of our BE Presents channels.