Eye Pokes and Down Knees! / Khabib Retires (Again)/ Fans are Back!/ Sparring Partners Pod 21

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Oh boy! What a week. We had yet another week of fouls messing up what began as fantastic contests. Leon Edwards stabbed Belal Muhammad’s eyeball which led to a No Contest. The apparent next in line for welterweight gold is now getting clowned by his peers even worse than before. Your hosts discuss.

Khabib is officially retired! The Arbiter of Retirement Dana White announced via Twitter that the retirement of the UFC Lightweight Champion is official. The promotion now turns to crowning a new champion at 155 in a bout between…not Dustin Poirier vs. literally anyone else? In all seriousness, Michael Chandler takes on Charles Oliveira at UFC 262.

Big things are poppin’ at 135lbs! In all of the mess of 259, Cory Sandhagen moves on to defend his status of #1 contender against former champion TJ Dillashaw. In another possible bantamweight thriller, it was announced that Rob Font takes on former champion Cody Garbrandt.

In other news, the UFC is back! Or rather, crowds are back! UFC 261 has been announced with a welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, a flyweight title matchup between Valentina Shevchenko and Jéssica Andrade, and a strawweight title bout between Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas. Take our money, but give us and everyone else a shot first!

Categories: Editorials, UFC

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