With UFC on the doorstep of the end of their seven-year deal with Fox, we get into the wayback machine for the August 18, 2011, edition of the WGAM MMA Show* and get out at the week the news broke.
Yours truly and co-host/producer PJ Huot talked about what we knew about the then-announced deal and what we thought it could mean for the promotion's future on PPV and how their calendar would look. Given everything that's happened since then, it's a fun listen.
We then went to an interview with Duane Ludwig who was fresh off a sensational UFC on Versus fight against Amir Sadollah the week prior, a bout that was one of my favorite of all time. The now-retired fighter talked about that fight, his large memorabilia collection and getting autographs from guys like Joe Rogan and Fedor, and the controversy over his four second knockout that wasn't a four second knockout.
*The WGAM MMA Show was a weekly program for ESPN NH that lasted for nearly a year...until it was canceled.