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JNPO: A most peculiar 36 hours in the MMA world


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From Friday morning through Saturday night, MMA fans had no shortage of news and results to keep them going into the next week and beyond. From new fights, drug test failures, big announcements, and great fights, it was quite a 36 hour (or so) stretch.

Helping yours truly sift through it all is former Bellator MMA matchmaker and Five Ounces of Pain co-founder Sam Caplan

We begin on Friday, November 10th with the MMA Junkie story of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament that will finally see a new champion crowned. Sam and I discuss potential matchups and the very interesting tournament field.

We transition to the McGregor Attacks! part of the show with how the UFC lightweight champion made himself the focus of our attention for a run-in during a taped Bellator MMA show in Dublin, Ireland. 

From there, we discuss the latest USADA test failure flag for Anderson Silva and whether surprise fill-in Michael Bisping should have got the call given what happened at UFC 217.

We finish up with the news of Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo II in Detroit and some thoughts on a very fun and bloody night at UFC Norfolk, headlined by Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis and Matt Brown's elbow of doom.

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