With UFC 173 upon us, the Great MMA Debate podcast spends today’s show going in depth to examine the card as well as welcome in two of the fighters competing this weekend as Dan Henderson and Chris Holdsworth both stop by for interviews.
The debate topics open up on picks and predictions as well as some interesting subject matter surrounding this weekend’s card — particularly the question about the main event where we ask if Renan Barao is truly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport?
UFC president Dana White has routinely spoken about Barao as the best of the best, but is this promotional hyperbole or does the bantamweight champ have a legit case as the top fighter in all of MMA?
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Plus Dan Henderson discusses his upcoming fight with Daniel Cormier while also putting to bed any chance of a third fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.
"Yeah I can’t see there being another sequel to that one," Henderson said. "We did it well enough the first two times, and there’s really no reason for me to do it. There’s a lot of other guys out there for me to fight and that will be entertaining and that the fans want to see."
In addition to Henderson, former Ultimate Fighter winner Chris Holdsworth drops by to talk about his first fight after TUF as well as the atmosphere on the show while being coached by Miesha Tate opposite Ronda Rousey.
All this plus a full breakdown of the main card at UFC 173 including our picks and predictions for this weekend’s show.