Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by SiriusXM and Fox Sports' R.J. Clifford.
In less than a week, two major UFC main events have fallen apart due to Daniel Cormier's leg injury and Tony Ferguson's lung condition. Breen and Clifford discuss why Jon Jones-Ovince St. Preux headlining UFC 197 makes sense, how Cormier has continued to inject himself into the fight's narrative and importance of ubiquity, often at a cost, in sports media is for prizefighters. The two also discuss the best possible solutions for Khabib Nurmagomedov, whether Donald Cerrone should be his opponent, or if Nurmagomedov-Ferguson should be targeted for May.
Breen and Clifford also wax poetic on the bizarre, unpredictable nature of MMA injuries, why 2010 marked a turning point for the perception of injuries in the sport and why the late Kevin Randleman may have the worst and strangest injury in the sport's history locked up, on multiple fronts.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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