Hello, this is Chris, and welcome to MMA Squared.
Hardcores, casuals, and media members go crazy for spectacle. That’s how we got MayMac, Champ/Champs, and the Superfighter division. If the UFC and ONE successfully trade DJ for Askren though, Pandora’s Box will have officially been opened. I hope it leads to MMA’s Curt Flood moment.
On a more fanciful note, if the trade does happen can we get a Milwaukee vs Stockton card with Nick Diaz vs Ben Askren as the co-main and Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis headlining? I cannot think of a more appropriate welcome wagon.
And just in case you are watching MMA this weekend, Weirdest Name vs Plainest Name will answer the question: if a fighter wins in Moncton, do the rankings make a sound? Anthony Smith has crushed legends past their prime and Volkan Oezdemir has a 50% accurate nickname so are they next in line for the Jones/Gus winner?
And for our latest After Reebok segment, we look to our champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely must partner up with a GPS provider using the slogan SEND LOCATION.
The entire commercial will be set to the music of Steve Miller as you drop a pin and “Fly Like an Eagle” to your destination.
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