The state of the UFC’s heavyweights – and who needs Shamrock vs. Slice?

Cain Velasquez, Fabricio WerdumThe smoking ruins of Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight reign are still smouldering and adding to the smog high above Mexico City. Paul Chapman and Spencer Kyte look at last week’s UFC 188, the shocking dominance of Fabricio Werdum over Velasquez and where that leaves the former heavyweight champ and the division in general. The podcast then turns to the tricky place the UFC finds itself in these matters.

They want everyone to be “good soldiers” and follow a company-wide sponsorship deal, but in matters where they say, “hey, you should move to the fight venue a month early and acclimatize yourself,” they seem unwilling to help pay the bill or secure the necessary services. Is this right?

The lads then talk about the rest of the pay-per-view, look ahead to the spectacular next PPV card in Vegas and the mammoth shadow Connor McGregor is casting on Robbie Lawler and Rory McDonald¹s fight, and why they’re OK with that.

There’s even time gets into this week’s Belator car-crash Main Event, and no, not in a Jon Jones kind of way, but why do we still need a fight world that pits 51-year-old Ken Shamrock against 41-year-old Kimbo Slice?

Spencer also clips interviews with the female Main Eventers Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Penne in this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Berlin.

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