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The MMA Word Podcast 10.15.13 (Okami, Palhares, weight-cutting, UFC 166 Preview w/ Chris Leslie)

This week on the podcast I am joined by Chris Leslie from Here’s what we discuss on this episode:

–Yushin Okami signs with World Series of Fighting. We take a look at what the future might hold for Okami in WSOF’s middleweight division.

–Rousimar Palhares’ UFC departure came last week after holding onto a leglock submission for too long in his quick win over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29. UFC President Dana White cut Palhares from the promotion the following day.

–We also discuss the issue of weightcutting in mixed martial arts, and what can and can’t be done to address the issue.

–It’s fight week for UFC 166, so we break down the fights on the main card and the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.