UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made headlines this week and how does Jason Floyd feel about this situation? He let’s you know on this week’s episode of The MMA Report Podcast on Radio Influence.

Along with giving his feelings on that story and letting you know about some of the other hot topics in mixed martial arts, Jason has four fight interviews on this week’s podcast.

Up first, he chats with UFC lightweight Tony Martin about his fight at the end of this month against Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 112. Why did Tony want this fight so bad and he explains how his feud with Case lead him to learn about SnapChat. Following the interview with Martin, undefeated middleweight Eryk Anders joins the podcast to preview his fight on June 23 at LFA 14 against Brendan Allen for the inaugural middleweight title. Eryk talks to Jason about his fight in two weeks and his involvement in charities in the state of Alabama.

After hearing from Eryk, Jason turns his attention over to women’s mixed martial arts as he is joined by Gabby Romero. During his conversation with Gabby, Jason talks to her about trying out for The Ultimate Fighter 26 and what could be next for her. And in the final interview, Jason chats with Nolan Norwood about his fight in the main event of V3 Fights against Jaleel Willis for the vacant V3 fights welterweight title.

Then at the very end of the podcast, Jason starts his preview of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 and answers a listens question about the women’s featherweight division in MMA.

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    Imagine Serena Williams, and Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova, and Caroline Wozniacki, top women’s tennis players fighting in the Women’s MMA Featherweight division. Imagine Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Marta, top women’s soccer (football) players fighting in the Women’s MMA Featherweight division. Imagine Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Elena Delle Donne, top WNBA players fighting in the Women’s MMA Featherweight division. Athletic women that could be fighting in the Women’s MMA Featherweight division are playing tennis, basketball, and soccer, and participating in track and field, and playing softball. Making money in sports that don’t require them getting hit in the head. Over time, when it is established that women’s MMA fighters make some good money, more women will be filling up the women’s featherweight division and more athletic women will cross over to MMA. But for now, women’s featherweight is in a slow growth mode, but with more and more exposure from MMA organizations like Bellator, LFA, possibly the UFC, more women will slowly start to fill up the Women’s Featherweight division. And shows like yours help in that exposure. Think about men’s heavyweight division in MMA. The most athletic big men are playing football and basketball. Can you imagine a Lebron James in MMA, or a athletic Ezekiel Elliott, or a Tim Tebow, in MMA. The big athletic men are participating in sports that pays them in the millions and not participating in MMA that doesn’t pay nearly as much. Bellator is doing a good job at trying to grow their Women’s Featherweight division by going out and resigning Arlene Blencowe to a new contract, by going out and finding young talent like Sinead Kavanaugh, and Iony Razafiarison, and Elina Kallionidou. And scouting for talent like Amanda Bell, and Amber Liebrock. Women’s Featherweight is in the slow growth stage, but it is still growth.


    Second, the UFC is doing a great disservice to it’s own organization by not advertising guys like David Branch as a two division champion in the WSOF, or advertising Justin Gaethje, as a dominant, exciting undefeated former lightweight champion in the WSOF, or advertising Tom Duquesnoy as a two division champion in BAMMA. Instead, the UFC pretends to act like they are the only MMA organization in the world and the largest viewing audience, casual viewers, don’t know anything about those fighters other than they are just another fighter on a UFC fight card. It’s stupid not to build up your own fighters with back stories. Comic books do it, WWE does it, Bellator does it, but the UFC doesn’t even hint at a back story for their fighters to draw interest in them for the fans. I don’t understand it.