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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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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

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