Welcome back to the Fight Business Podcast, your weekly show dedicated to the business-side of mixed martial arts.
In this episode, host Patrick Auger breaks down the biggest stories from the past fortnight, including how Lance Palmer and several other fighters are threatening to sue the Professional Fighters League (PFL) over the handling of the 2020 season.
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- Main event: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
- Co-main event: Hooker vs. Chandler
Also, Auger dives into important topics such as how Joaquin Buckley’s viral KO benefits the UFC immensely, the return of Conor McGregor, and also how smaller promotions such as Bellator and PFL are signing relatively high-profile fighters during the pandemic.
0:45 – Fighters threaten to sue PFL over handling of 2020 season
15:52 – How the UFC will benefit immensely from Joaquin Buckley’s viral KO
25:04 – How Bellator and PFL are signing high-profile, high-impact fighters
36:55 – Will Conor McGregor return and what does it mean for the UFC?
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Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.