Aug 31, 2021
It's once again time to Bust the Slump and enjoy another episode of the Slumpbuster podcast! Joining us this week, both Aundre "MMA Dre" Huynh and Mike "The Mobster" Gomez. Mike is a aspiring MMA fighter out of Stockton California currently fighting in amateur.
To kick things off, Mike a Stockton native expresses his excitement for Nick Diaz's return to the octagon. Diaz will square off against Robbie Lawler in a rematch of their clash 17-years ago. Diaz got the victory in their first fight but will a five year layoff prove too much against Lawler at UFC 266? #NickDiaz
Fighter pay has been a hot button issue in the MMA community. UFC fighters reportedly take home about 18% of the revenue the company generates. Other pro leagues offer their athletes closer to a 50-50 revenue split. Is this a sustainable business model for Dana White and the UFC? Should fighters consider the idea of collectively bargaining to ensure a more financially stable future in the ever growing sport? #UFC
The UFC Heavyweight division has an influx of amazing talent but tons of confusion. Francis Ngannou beat Stipe Miocic for the title back in March. Three months later, Ciryl Gane beat Derrick Lewis for the interim crown. Currently Ngannou and Gane is being billed as the next fight. This has rubbed former champion Miocic the wrong way as he seeks a rematch with Ngannou. Meanwhile Jon Jones looks to potentially move to heavyweight and Ngannou is vying for that challenge. What is the future of the division moving forward? #MMA
We close out by talking Ariel Helwani's departure from ESPN. Will this be better for the sport or worse in the long run? Was this all Dana White's fault or does Helwani share some of the blame?
Enjoy the Show!
Recorded: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Music: "Flama" by Lalo Production Beats
Host: Julian "Ju-Ju" Martinez Ig: @jujutalkssports | Twitter: @jujutalkssports
Featuring: Aundre "MMA Dre" Huynh Ig: @mma_dre101
Mike "The Mobster" Gomez Ig: @mobstermike
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