Episode 75: Bellator Heavyweight GP & The Whereabouts of Nathan Diaz
Bellator GP and the Importance of Getting Paid
This episode of Downriver Top Team was an impromptu episode. It was prompted by John (Podbros Network owner) asking me about the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. That Chael Sonnen and Fedor fight was really something. Fedor dropped Chael mere seconds into the fight and beat him pillar to post before stopping him at the end of the first. Ryan Bader mauled Matt Mitrione for three straight rounds. If the Heavyweight GP was under Welterweight GP rules, Bader may have very well got a 50-40 scorecard.
Bader has a chance to become a two-division champion when he faces Fedor in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight GP in January. Also, I went on another tangent on the purpose of prizefighting. Spoiler alert. The point is to win as much money (prizes) as possible. That’s why you’re about to see Eddie Alvarez clobbering people in Asia for eight-figure paydays.
Disregard this Paragraph, UFC 230 still has a Great Undercard
UFC 230 has been an absolute cluster(foxtrot). Several main events were discussed, including a Yoel Romero and Alexander Gustafsson fight for the Light Heavyweight title, a Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier non-title fight, and an absolutely nonsensical fight for the vacant Flyweight title between Sijara Eubanks and Valentina Shevchenko.
A Derrick Lewis/Daniel Cormier heavyweight title fight was made, despite both men having serious injuries heading into the fight. Dustin Poirier pulled out of the Diaz fight with an injury. Diaz, left without a dance partner, has seemingly disappeared again. What the hell do you do with Nate Diaz? Oh, by the way, we recorded this before we found out that Luke Rockhold got hurt and Chris Weidman will now fight the Spooky Alligator Man.Next Episode: Episode 76: UFC 231
Previous Episode: Episode 74: UFC 229 & HBO Boxing
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About Downriver Top TeamWho doesn't love watching a good old fashioned fist fight? There's something about fighting that attracts nearly all human beings. There's a strange magnetism about fighting that's hard to put into words. There's something about the way you feel when someone gets head kicked in a World Star video or two hockey players beat the hell out of each other at center ice. Downriver Top Team is a way to express our love of a fist fight on a Saturday night.
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