On this episode of The Fight Business Podcast, Patrick Auger discusses the most significant topics from the business-side of mixed martial arts this week.
Beginning with the news that Brock Lesnar has officially become a free agent, Auger explains that fans shouldn’t pin their hopes on Lesnar returning to MMA. Auger points out that Lesnar has, for the most part, previously let his contract lapse to create bidding wars between the WWE, UFC, and other interested parties. Auger expects Lesnar to return to WWE.
Then, Auger discusses the potential Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz rematch for the BMF title. What does this mean for the UFC? Most importantly, this leaves the door open for the winner to face Conor McGregor.
Auger also breaks down Daniel Cormier’s recent announcement of a $1 million payday following his loss to Jon Jones, as well as why we shouldn’t be surprised by the Dana White’s Contender Series signings and also how the UFC Shanghai Performance Institute will become a “high-performance training centre for the Chinese Olympic Committee.”
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