With no events from the UFC due to Coronavirus concerns, we take a deep dive into stories that illustrate how the virus is impacting the sport from the lens of the UFC and Bellator. We talk about how some of the fighters are dealing with the evolving situation, and what risks the UFC might face pressing forward with their aggressive schedule. We also talk retirement fight for Daniel Cormier, a MAGA-sized apology from Colby Covington, and critique one writers’ picks for all-time best walkout songs.
EXTRA – Cultural Awareness Moment
Kelechi “KC” Onyebuchi reminded me that he’d had some insight to share on Israel Adesanya’s walk to the Octagon that George, John and I got wrong on the live broadcast and subsequent recap. Listen to Kelechi talk about the symbolic meaning of “The Last Stylebender’s” staff, necklace and procession to the ring.