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JNPO: 2018 MMA Year In Review, pt. 2

My annual look back at the year that was in MMA rolls on with a look back at April through June, a time when TV deals were signed, attractions were few and far between, and a lot of place-setting for the second half of the year was taking place.

Helping me examine those three months is first time guest Nick Baldwin of Bloody Elbow.

On the docket:

  • The chaos surrounding UFC 223 and finding a replacement to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the media day bus attack by Conor McGregor and friends.
  • UFC announcing one and then two TV deals with ESPN and their streaming service, ESPN+.
  • Bellator's big June with their surprise DAZN streaming provider, the announcement of their middleweight grand prix, and more.
  • UFC 225 and Yoel Romero missing weight for a title fight again, the likely final UFC ride for CM Punk, and the temporary rise of Colby Covington.
  • And plenty more!

Click below to give it a listen, and check out part 1 while you're at it.

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