Weekly KO #50 10-21-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro RoSynopsis:
MMAStalker.com Weekly KO #50

This week on Episode WKO50 we talk about GSP, Aldo making threats, the Chubb Rock Syndrome, Identity Crisis Issues and ask WME-ING WTF with all these layoffs department cuts!  Check it…

***50 weeks, 50 episodes and we have Jim Cooley and the Last Round Podcast to thank***Save The Drama For Yo Mama

  • When will this BS stop
  • GSP one of the greatest in UFC history
  • Now he joins the ranks of Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Jose Aldo
  • One of many high profile fighters looking divorce themselves from the UFC
  • This week GSP announced that his contract with the UFC was terminated by his legal team
  • Apparently GSP is looking for a fight and the UFC wont give him one
  • GSP shared the only fight they offered him, was with Robbie Lawler
  • But GSP couldn’t take that fight because Lawler was taking a break
  • Lawler called Bull Shit and accused GSP of dodging him
  • On top of this fun…
  • Jose Aldo is out there pouting for his release
  • He could retire, so why won’t he?
  • The more threats with no action
  • The harder it becomes to support him
  • This all started because he wanted to fight Conor for the belt and Conor is out making money seemingly doing what he wants
  • As fans, we all agree with Jose’s stance
  • But shit or get off the pot
  • Now he is saying Dana White coached him not to speak about Unions
  • If that is true and Jose did as he was told, what does this say about Jose’s integrity?
  • This is the same guy that after trash talking Conor
  • Later came back to say they are friends
  • Jose is not good with trash talking and it appears his negotiation skills suck

UFC Making Cuts
  • This time its not just fighters
  • UFC is starting to cut out redundency from their internal staff
  • Sounds like 150 employees may be seeking new opportunities
  • Dozens of high ranking employees from the Vegas Headquarters have already been let go, with more layoffs to come
  • UFC Canada and Asia both took big hits losing over half of their employees
  • YIKES
  • I feel for whomever is left to pick up the slack
  • This is all so disheartening to hear…
  • With all the change and DRAMA with the UFC as of late
  • I fear for the loss of the things that once made the Promotion so great…
  • [sigh]

Bellator 162 This Friday
  • Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko is back after serving a 20 month suspension
  • Kendral Grove will be his opponent
  • Also fighting is Bobby Lashley
  • Who is in career identity crisis mode
  • By day he’s a professional wrestler and then he moonlights at night as a mixed martial artist
  • He will be taking on 12 and 5, Josh Appelt
  • Randy Couture’s son, Ryan Couture, will be taking on Goiti Yamauchi
  • And…
  • Baby Slice is in a holding pattern…
  • His opponent Chubb rocked it out and missed weight by 17 pounds!
  • Good LAWD

Quick Hits
  • Brandon Vera will be defending his ONE Championship heavyweight title against Hideki Sekine in the main event of ONE: Age of Domination
  • There is some news about Jon Jones and appealing that drug test failure but I don’t care
  • Conor says IF he wins the lightweight title he will relinquish one of his two BUT only AFTER he’s basked in the glory of being the FIRST MAN EVAAAAAAA!
  • I get it… not gonna hate there…

Upcoming Events
  • October 21st – Bellator 162: Alexander Shlemenko vs Kendall Grove
  • November 4th – Bellator 163: Liam McGeary vs Phil Davis
  • November 5th – The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
  • November 10th – Bellator 164: Andrey Koreshkov vs Douglas Lima
  • November 12th – UFC 205: Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor; Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson; Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz; Gastelum vs Cerrone; Tate vs Pennington…
  • I’m mean REALLY stacked (AS OF RIGHT NOW)
  • November 19th – UFC Fight Night 100 or UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, Brazil or UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Nogueira 2
  • November 19th – Bellator 165 Michael Chandler vs Ben Henderson
  • November 27th – UFC Fight Night 101 Rockhold vs Jacare 2