The MMA Insiders: Mayweather vs. McGregor, Real Sports piece on Ramzan Kadyrov and Contender Series

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor World Tour concluded last week and Sam Caplan and Jason Floyd discuss several topics related to this upcoming fight on this episode of The MMA Insiders Podcast.

From the current betting odds, rumor of McGregor being knocked out in training, and Showtime Sports Executive Stephen Espinoza’s comments about Dana White’s promotional style — Sam and Jason have you covered on all aspects from the World Tour.

Also on this episode of the podcast, the guys discuss the potential return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and if he’s not fighting for the UFC title, what fights make sense for him. Plus, they get into the Real Sports piece on Ramzan Kadyrov, Bellator pay-per-view buy rate, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and the comments made by Joe Rogan about White and CTE.

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9 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA Fan

    David Schwarz said it was record domestic attendance. But that’s false. Their record attendance is over 15k for a show in Italy I believe.

    The previous regime gave Tito 300k per fight for 4 fights. And that was a flat fee.

    Strikeforce didn’t sell to the UFC because they were losing a lot of money. They sold because the backer just wanted to make a profit. Which btw was really low. If Scott Coker had commited backers, Strikeforce would still be around.

    • Hardcore MMA Fan

      And if domestic means in the states. The record is Bellator 149.

      • Jason Floyd

        When they say domestic, that’s United States. I can ask David the difference between Bellator 180/Bellator NYC attendance and Bellator 149 attendance.

  2. Hardcore MMA Fan

    75% of Gilbert Melendez’s fights are supposed to be on PPV. But he’s going to be on the prelims for UFC 215. Bellator should sue them. But I doubt they will.

      • Hardcore MMA Fan

        How? Shouldn’t he be still under the one he signed with Bellator? And please ask David about 149 and 180/NYC attendance.

      • Hardcore MMA Fan

        Not if it was matched. That’s BS. Any news on Bellator heavyweight and women’s flyweight title fights? And on Lashley’s next fight? I think he will fight at Bellator 183 or 185? Kharitonov vs Mitrione for the vacant heavyweight title?

      • Jason Floyd

        Remember, what has to be matched in a contract is the material terms. A clause like that may not be a material term. That would be up to a lawyer to decide. On Lashley question, one of the wrestling shows we have on Radio Influence (Sitting Ringside with David Penzer) will likely have an interview with Lashley in the coming weeks.