On Episode #45 of the “Going Down Swinging” podcast, a rather normal day in the MMA world turned chaotic as Conor McGregor took to Twitter to announce his retirement. Yeah, that’s right. Conor McGregor is done with MMA. The sports world was turned on its head and the conspiracy theories began to surface. Only an hour later, UFC President Dana White made a statement announcing that they had pulled McGregor from the UFC 200 card due to his inability to show up to media obligations in Las Vegas. One can only imagine who is telling the truth and something tells us, their is much more to the this saga we don’t yet know. We break it all down!
Also, UFC 197 and the return on Jon “Bones” Jones goes down this weekend. With Daniel Cormier dropping from the fight only 2 weeks ago, Ovince St. Preux steps in to face Jones. We make fight predictions, talk about Jones future beyond this fight and touch on the exciting fight between Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and US Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo.
Local fighter Ryan Lilley joins that show at the 46-minute mark to discuss his amateur career, training under MMA legend Bas Rutten and break down is first professional win, which he earned last weekend at Gladiator Challenge.
Lastly, we take a trip around the combat sports world and touch on Kimbo Splice’s return to the Bellator Cage at the O2 Arena in London, Benson Henderson’s debut at Bellator this Friday, Gennady Glolovkin and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s fights this Saturday at The Forum,Glory Kickboxing, Diego Brandao and much much more. At the end of the show, listen in to the Canelo Alvarez media conference call as his fight against Amir Khan approaches on May 7.
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