How to play sick and hurt and not let down your guest and fans on the Complete Sports Media Podcast
We both came into this podcast at less than 100% and sick and hurt. This was the first podcast in three weeks. It turned out to be pretty good podcast episode even though both participants have ailments that rendered them much less than 100%.
We started talking about the semi-finals in both NBA conferences as three of the series are tied at two games each. The third series between Golden State and Memphis was just getting underway as we were finishing the episode. Big comebacks from 2 games to nothing down by Philly tying their matchup with Miami. The Dallas Mavericks deadlocked their series at two with the top seeded Phoenix Suns. The Boston Celtics took a big win in game four of their battle with the Milwaukee Bucks to knot it up at two games apiece as we were recording this podcast.
Our conversation shifted to the UFC 274 and the good, bad and the ugly of this weekends card in Phoenix, Arizona. Jason wanted to get the ugly out of the way off the start. The co-main event was a terrible fight with no entertainment value to speak of. Rose Namajunas came in as the Champion of the Women's Strawweight division and was trying to avenge a defeat to Carla Esparza 8 years prior. It was an absolute no show by Rose and almost the same for Esparza who recaptured the belt after losing it 2,612 days before. The next longest days between title reigns was Frank Mir who went 1,234 days in between. It was ugly and not worth our time. Speaking of ugly the fight between two old guys in Ovince St Preux and Shogun Rua seemed to make you question if both guys still had enough to continue fighting in the UFC it was ugly. We discussed the good with big wins by Charles Olivera and Michael Chandler who both currently occupy the lightweight division. The bad was that even though Charles Olivera was the champ of the weight class and won he walked out of the cage without the belt because he missed weight and now the title is vacant. The other good and one of the highlights of the night is the announcement of Daniel Cormier getting a Hall of Fame spot and it led to tears and for once a speechless DC.
At the same time the UFC was holding their card the boxing world had their top pound for pound fighter on the planet moving up in weight and taking on the champ at Light Heavyweight. Canelo Alvarez came into this bout with a 57-1-2 record and was considered the best boxer in the world. Dmitri Bivol put his belts on the line and tried to preserve his undefeated record that sat at 19-0. Canelo was the much smaller fighter and it was too much for him but was a huge upset in the combat sports universe. It looks like a trilogy fight between him and Triple G will now have to wait and it looks like a rematch clause will be invoked. This fight sent shockwaves through the world of boxing and will be interesting to see a rematch in the near future.
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