Throughout a very forgettable 2020, the sport of MMA continued to forge ahead with the UFC doing everything within their control to put on shows, finally settling on the APEX in Las Vegas and Fight Island in Abu Dhabi as their home bases for the foreseeable future.
In the third installment of a four part series, Figure Four Online/Fight Game Media writer and podcaster Paul Fontaine and I look at what became a business as usual three month stretch of July, August, and September.
Our discussion includes:
- Jorge Masvidal getting a new contract and a big, short notice opportunity against Kamaru Usman to kick off UFC's Fight Island debut
- The Fight Island era kicking off with four shows
- Dana White and Conor McGregor breaking bro code
- The UFC's greatest heavyweight champion of all time being decided
- Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler signing with UFC
- Israel Adesanya shutting up critics while the unheralded Jan Blachowicz won UFC gold
- Colby Covington defeating a rival and then starting some controversy with his comments afterward
- And plenty more.
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