UFC 221 Preview, Edgar vs. Ortega at UFC 222? McGregor = Paper Champ? Fan Questions | OFT LIVE CHAT

We take YOUR questions, preview UFC 221: Rockhold vs. Romero, and discuss this week's big headlines in MMA: it looks like Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega is on for UFC 222, but will it headline or could the card be cancelled? Other news we discuss is the potential of Bisping vs. Machida for Bisping's retirement bout, 'Mighty Mouse' vs. Dillashaw as a UFC 226 co-headliner and more.

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Celebrating #100 (Our Story), UFC Charlotte Recap, ‘The Shadow Realm’ Comic Author Interview | OFT #100

It's episode #100 of Obviously Fight Talk! And we did something a little different, albeit slightly unintentionally. We looked back at #100 episodes with regular guest referee Daniel Movahedi and former co-host Carl Doran. We recall how the show started, share old stories from behind the scenes of the podcast, and laugh a lot! From our favourite moments and our favourite guests, we enjoyed reminiscing with the four original voices. We also recapped UFC on FOX 27 with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman, and answered what we think is next for 'Jacare’ Souza. We were finally joined by Irish Comic-book Artist Barry Keegan whose comic 'The Shadow Realm’ blew up online and in the papers, appearing on the likes of The MMA Hour and The Irish Independent. We speak about the reaction to the comic, his inspiration, and the suggestion that it highlights the dangers of MMA. All that plus the Quick-Fire MMA News where we break down all the big news stories from the MMA world this week like 'is Khabib Nurmagomedov close to retirement?’

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UFC 220 & Bellator 192 Breakdowns, UFC to Strip McGregor’s Title? UFC St. Louis Recap | OFT #98

We are 'Obviously Fight Talk' and we lived up to that name this week! From UFC 220 to Bellator 192, we talked about a lot of fights. We were joined by MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman to breakdown the big fights from UFC 220's main card including the heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, and the light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir. We also preview Bellator 192 - do we think Chael Sonnen will be victorious about 'Rampage' Jackson? Do we think that Rory McDonald will become the new UFC welterweight champion? Find out! We also, as always, cover all the big stories in MMA this week in the OFT Quick-Fire News including Dana White's comments on booking Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, stripping Conor McGregor of the UFC lightweight title, and more.

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Bruce Buffer Interview: Evolution of the UFC, His Martial Arts Roots, McGregor’s Rise, More

We sat down to speak with "The Voice of the Octagon" Bruce Buffer for an Obviously Fight Talk Interview Special. We chat about all things MMA and Bruce Buffer, from his 20+ year journey in the UFC, to his family background in martial arts, to his first-hand account of the evolution of the UFC, including the rise of Conor McGregor. We discuss Bruce's roots in martial arts, coming from a family deeply rooted in combat sports (including his brother - the legendary Michael Buffer). We also chat about his journey in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, from the 'Dark Ages', to The Ultimate Fighter 1, to the modern day. Bruce also gives his take on the Conor McGregor phenomenon - and predicts what McGregor's next move will be. Other things discussed are John McCarthy's career-change, his love of Irish MMA fans, Guinness and Irish whiskey, and more. * Get your personalized championship introduction from Bruce Buffer himself: http://brucebuffer.com/project/personalized-championship-introduction/

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Stevie Ray Interview, UFC Fight Night 124 Preview Show with Brendan Dorman & More | OFT #97

We speak with Scottish mixed martial artist Stevie Ray who is currently out of contract with the UFC, and is awaiting for the call to re-sign with the promotion to fight at their return to London. We also preview and analyse UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman; and breakdown the big headlines and news stories in the MMA world.

UFC 219 Recap, Khabib Nurmagomedov & The UFC’s Lightweight Division + Fan Questions | OFT #96

Before we are back in studio next week for episode #97, we are back with another Home Edition / Live Stream. We recap #UFC219; discuss Khabib "the Eagle" Nurmagomedov's standing in the lightweight division; who wins between him and Conor McGregor; Jimmy Smith leaving Bellator MMA; take a look forward to 2018 and pick which fighters will remain champion; and much more.