Episode 17: McGregor Poirier 2


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Lot to talk about this episode including our breakdown of the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, as well as previews of the NFC and AFC NFL playoff matchups, and an NBA quarterly report.

Timestamps are approximate.

First some Baseball news (01:48) as the Toronto Blue Jays make a huge splash in the free agent market by signing George Springer.

Back to regularly scheduled programming Owen's Football Fancave (10:22-23:50) previews the two playoff matchups this weekend. First the NFC championship (10:51) between the Greenbay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then the AFC championship (15:47) between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.

Max's Combat Corner (23:51-01:23:39) goes deep into the UFC McGregor Poirier rematch (24:15), looking at their first fight, the press they've done, and other recent pertinent bouts. As well the Comain between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler (47:40) and other interesting fights on the card (52:00). Also recap of the Wednesday UFC action (01:03:11) talking among other things about Umar Nurmagomedov's debut (01:04:55) the FOTN between Mike Davis and Mason Jones (01:06:09) Lerone Murphy continuing to impress (01:13:58) and of course the main event victory of Michael Chiesa over Neil Magny (01:18:05)

NBA Storylines (01:23:02) dedicated to giving a summary of the most important takeaways from the first quarter of the NBA. The West playing out half as expected with the Clippers and Lakers on top with some surprising impressiveness from the Suns and Jazz (01:23:50). The East's biggest surprises have been some let downs, among solid play from the teams expected to be on top (01:35:31). Also early MVP discussion around Lebron, Jokic, Durant, Curry, Doncic, and Paul George, among other players (01:44:02).

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