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Submission Radio: UFC 210 Preview w/ John Morgan, Luke Thomas, Duane Finley

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This week, Submission Radio is joined by John Morgan, Luke Thomas and Duane Finley to preview and discuss UFC 210.

After a week off, Submission Radio is back with a brand new episode, featuring UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 breakdowns and previews from a stack of respected journalists and analysts, including: John Morgan of MMA Junkie, Luke Thomas of Sirius XM and Duane Finley a.k.a. “Bo“ of FloCombat!

As always, the video above features clickable annotations and timestamps, and below is a rundown of what to expect on the episode. We hope you enjoy the show!

John Morgan (MMA Junkie) returns (at the 6:46 mark) to preview UFC 210 and discuss:

  • The overlooked exciting fights on the undercard
  • The lack of big names and marquee match-ups on the UFC’s recent PPV’s
  • Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi and the messy state of the UFC middleweight division
  • What exactly both guys are fighting for and what’s at stake
  • Whether Mousasi vs. Whittaker made more sense
  • Michael Bisping threatening to face Yoel Romero instead of GSP
  • If the UFC will make an interim middleweight title if GSP beats Michael Bisping
  • What international fight week might look like this year
  • Daniel Cormier’s legacy and with his age and broadcasting duties, how much longer he’ll keep fighting for
  • Predictions for the main card
  • What it’s like finally getting an NFL team in Las Vegas and more!

Luke Thomas returns to the program (at the 58:10 mark) to talk UFC 210 and discuss the general excitement level for this card, as well as:

  • What’s at stake between Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi and where it leaves the winner
  • Michael Bisping’s threats of facing Yoel Romero instead of GSP and how the superfight has jammed the division
  • Mousasi’s comments on free agency and if he would leave the UFC for Bellator
  • How devastating a loss would be for Weidman at this point in his career
  • How much the title fight means for Daniel Cormier’s career
  • What Anthony Johnson needs to do in order to improve and beat Cormier
  • If “Rumble” has what it takes to potentially give Jon Jones problems
  • The unpredictable nature of how Jon Jones may potentially look upon his return and more!

Duane Finley (FloCombat) returns (at the 36:22 mark) to discuss:

  • Bellator’s recent big advancements and signings
  • Bellator 180 and how the card now feels with King Mo vs. Ryan Bader being added to the card
  • The possibility of Matt Hughes facing Royce Gracie in Bellator and what it does for the company
  • If there will ever be a day where Bellator stops doing freakshow fights
  • What Bellator would have to do in order to one day become competitive with the UFC
  • The recent bizarre decisions made by WME-IMG in running the UFC
  • What international fight week will look like with no huge stars available
  • The possibility of Conor McGregor never returning to the UFC after the Mayweather fight
  • What happens with GSP if the McGregor fight is no longer on the table, and more!

Kacper and Denis wrap up the show (at the 1:15:37 mark) by giving their official predictions for Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi and Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson.

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