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The Level Change Podcast 190: Nate Diaz airs grievances, UFC 279 preview

Episode 190 discussion: Nate Diaz discusses his treatment by Dana/UFC, new fight announcements, purse payouts and our UFC 279 main card preview

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Welcome to ‘The Level Change Podcast’, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes 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.

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UFC 278 Salaries - 2:14

Nate Diaz airs out grievances with Dana White and the UFC - 12:19

New fight announcements - 22:31


Mookie: Buckley, Jourdain, Haqparast, Whittaker, Gane (3-2)

Stephie: Imavov, Jourdain, Makdessi, Whittaker, Gane (3-2)

Victor: Imavov, Jourdain, Haqparast, Whittaker, Tuivasa (4-1)


Mookie: 99-60-3

Stephie: 98-61-3

Victor: 90-69-3

UFC 279

Walker-Cutelaba - 33:37

Aldana-Chiasson - 36:34

Holland-Rodriguez - 39:03

Jingliang-Ferguson - 41:03

Chimaev-Diaz - 44:00

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LIVE! Watch UFC 279 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

BLOCKBUSTER WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022, with a must-watch updated Welterweight thriller that will see perennial fan favorite, Nate Diaz now battles former top-ranked Lightweight contender, Tony Ferguson, who will return to the 170-pound weight class for this last minute, upgraded assignment. Meanwhile, In UFC 279’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, we now get the undefeated No. 3-ranked contender, Khamzat Chimaev, opposite Kevin ‘Trailblazer’ Holland.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!