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JNPO: Richard Deitsch on Ronda Rousey, WWE/UFC TV deals


On the 99th edition of Josh Nason's Punch-Out, yours truly talked with one of my favorite podcasters to listen to, sports media columnist and podcaster Richard Deitsch, formerly of Sports Illustrated and now of The Athletic and Toronto's Fan 590 and SportsNet.

We talked for 40 minutes on a variety of topics on the combat sports media medium which included:

- His decision to depart SI after years on the job.

- His past dealings with our Dave Meltzer.

- His insight into Ronda Rousey's recent media snafus on ESPN TV and what WWE's conundrum if she doesn't want to talk about UFC.

- His observations on WWE's biggest and most important media week of the year.

- His thoughts on both the impending WWE and UFC TV deals and the complications UFC is facing in their current negotiations.

Get all that and more on a WrestleMania weekend edition of JNPO:

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