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JNPO: MMA year in review - Q2 2021

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The annual Josh Nason's Punch-Out four-part series looking back at the year in MMA continues on with part two covering April through June 2021.

In this second installment, Wrestling Observer/Fight Game Media podcaster and writer Paul Fontaine returns for an hour to cover the following and much more:

  • The UFC returned to packed arenas for the first time since early-2020 with UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida, amidst much discussion from what Dana White coined "a COVID crazy" media
  • A new UFC lightweight champion was crowned despite White still not letting go of the old champion
  • Tito Ortiz's tenure with the Huntington Beach City Council finally came to a fiery, burning end
  • Rose Namajunas and Brandon Moreno had some of the feeliest feel-good moments of the year
  • Ben Askren got KTFO'd by YouTube star Jake Paul, opening up a new avenue of combat sports business
  • Diego Sanchez had a whole lotta drama with coach/mentor Joshua Fabia that took the MMA world by storm

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