The MMA Word mixed martial arts podcast is back on Fightline.com, after an eventful UFC week with Fight for the Troops last Wednesday, and Fight Night 32 in Brazil this past Saturday. Today on the show:
–Shawn Smith from TopMMANews.com and Fighters Only Magazine stops by to recap the Fight for the Troops and Fight Night 32 cards, and we give our take on the biggest winners from those two events, and where they might go from here.
–MMA Headlines returns: Anthony Pettis is injured again and his UFC on Fox 9 fight with Josh Thomson has been scratched. The flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez fills in as the headliner on Fox, and a lightweight fight between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will now be the main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30th in Las Vegas. Speaking of flyweights, Brad Pickett plans on dropping down from 135 pounds, and we’ve got some conflicting reports about Nick Diaz’s fighting future.
–Mike Stets from MMAMania.com comes on the show to help me preview the big 20th anniversary card for the UFC, UFC 167, which is headlined by Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks.