As we hurtle toward the end of a pretty terrible 2020, let's not forget that the sport and spectacle that is MMA gave us plenty to look back on, both good and bad.
In this second installment of a four part series, I am joined by Figure Four Online/Fight Game Media writer and podcaster Paul Fontaine to sift through the last 12 months, one quarter a time.
After working through January through March, Paul and I arrive at April, May and June, aka the UFC's strange new reality in attempting to put on shows in a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Our discussion includes:
- The UFC's aborted attempt at running events at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, CA, that got California governor Gavin Newsom involved
- The cancellation and revival of UFC 249 which resulted in one of the most entertaining main cards of the year
- The birth of Fight Island and the accidental birth of the name
- Florida being Florida, the Jacksonville era and what happened when Jacare Souza tested positive
- Teeth falling out, a referee accused of smelling like booze and cigarettes, and Jon Jones being Jon Jones.
All that and more awaits your click and listen below: