The Great MMA Debate podcast returns with another stacked show including guests from this weekend’s UFC 174 card including flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley.
The debate portion of the show today will examine last weekend’s UFC on Fight Night card from Albuquerque as well as the upcoming pay-per-view from Vancouver.
Included in the topics on the new show will be a complete breakdown of the timeline and testing results from Vitor Belfort’s latest run in with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. With a positive test on his record, is there any way that he should be allowed to fight at UFC 175?
Also, following Benson Henderson’s fourth round finish of Rustam Khabilov, is he one more fight away from a title shot even if Anthony Pettis remains champion? Also we’ll go in depth discussing the highly controversial decision between Ross Pearson and Diego Sanchez and ask the question — how did the judges get this one so wrong?
We then move our focus to UFC 174 and the storylines taking place in Vancouver this weekend while also chatting with Demetrious Johnson and Tyron Woodley.
Woodley takes on Rory MacDonald in the co-main event on the card with the winner in a prime position to make a run at the title later this year.
When the fight was first announced, it was believed that whoever came out on top would be in an advantageous position to challenge champion Johny Hendricks for the belt later this year. Instead, the UFC has opted to forgo this fight and focus on the upcoming July 26 bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown to crown the new No. 1 contender.
Considering MacDonald is ranked No. 2 in the world and Woodley No. 3, should this be the fight to truly determine who is next in line? We’ll discuss on the show and Woodley also gives his opinion on the matter.
"I think winning streaks and who beat who — when you beat the No. 1 and No. 2 guy in the weight division and you beat both of them back-to-back, a vicious knockout on (Josh) Koscheck before then, I think that should be enough, but we’ll see," Woodley said on the show.
World Series of Fighting lightweight T.J. O’Brien also joins the show to discuss his unhappiness with his current promotion after not being booked for a fight in quite some time.
All this plus a full breakdown of UFC 174 with picks and predictions and much more.