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The MMA Circus: Jones hearing, Cyborg mismatches, UFC’s decline

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On Episode 152 of The MMA Circus, Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence discuss last weekend’s UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens, Jon Jones’ CSAC hearing, this Saturday’s UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya, and much more.

EPISODE 152: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.

Discussion Topics:

  • UFC on FOX 28 preview — In the Orlando main event, Jeremy Stephens stopped Josh Emmett in the second round with — somewhat controversial — strikes. Jessica Andrade, Ilir Latifi, and Max Griffin all picked up wins on the rest of the main card.
  • Jon Jones’ CSAC hearing — The former UFC light heavyweight champion finally went before the California State Athletic Commission Tuesday. He was fined $205,000 and had his MMA license revoked; he cannot re-apply for it until his to-be-determined USADA sanction is complete.
  • UFC 222 preview — In the pay-per-view headliner, Cris Cyborg defends her women’s featherweight belt against Invicta FC champ Yana Kunitskaya. Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega serves as the co-feature. Should we care about Cyborg mismatches? Do cards like UFC 222 — and particularly how they are being promoted by the UFC — show that the UFC is on a downward slope?
  • Gets It/Doesn’t Get It
  • Dumb Questions

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Nick Baldwin: @NickBaldwinMMA

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid

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