Irishman Conor McGregor had his coronation at UFC 189, and Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) break down the fight and everything that is in store for the new interim 145-pound champ. Both decided that there will eventually be a welterweight champion that fought on the card, and it’s not Robbie Lawler.

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Why did the Lawler-Rory MacDonald fight appeal to so many, but might not go a long way in earning the UFC a new set of fans? We answer that question. Rizzo and Kelly also covered the Invicta 13 card and explained why Cris “Cyborg” Justino will never fight Ronda Rousey for the UFC 135-pound title.

We looked ahead at UFC 200 and the promotion’s commitment to a venue a year before the event, debated what it would take for the UFC to put on a $100 pay-per-view show and what it means for an athlete to be galvanized, which included a Michael Jordan comparison.

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About The Author

Jason Kelly
Radio Host

Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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  • RenegadeSphinx

    I wouldn’t pay a penny to watch Rousey fight another tin can. The only fight I’ll pay for Rousey is/when she fight Cyborg. Other than that, why pay just to watch her beat up an over matched opponent?