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KNUCKLE UP #276 - UFC FN 105 & Bellator 172 & A Wholly Disturbing Delight in Being Right  

Streamed live 19 FEB 2017: With a Saturday and a Sunday fulla/hella fight action is it any wonder why our host Eugene S. Robinson has been so right, so often? Like MMA Journalist/Commentary of the Year-often? Yeah, baby.

Three Amigos No. 111 With Elias Theodorou  

The Amigos are discussing GSP's return to the UFC, Brock Lesnar's retirement. UFC 208 officiating, Anderson Silva's latest performance and more. Special guest this week is UFC middleweight standout Elias Theodorou. Elias Theodorou - 47:25 RantyPants™ - 17:05 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 35:15

If I Did It - Punching Holly After The Bell, Firing Flynn  

Streamed live 16 FEB 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com 's If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at WME-IMG's response to UFC 208, Michael Flynn's resignation and more. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by our images. You can also "like" and comment on the show at http://www.bloodyelbow.com. Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who's pushing a GoFundMe to pay for the new Oxbow album) and myself, Kid Nate, with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. The boo-birds in Brooklyn let loose their disgust with your lackluster UFC 208. And a main event featuring one fighter who was ducking the uncrowned UFC Bantamweight Champion Cris Cyborg and a winner who told the world….she’s ducking Cyborg, too. With critics complaining about bad reffing, what PR moves do you make to prevent a rematch nobody wants to see, a Cyborg match your champion doesn’t want to fight, and a ref who had no business in the Octagon? - 1:29 You’re former National Security Adviser, Michael T. Flynn. You resigned last Monday after news broke that you lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of your discussions with Russia’s US ambassador.  As Congress beckons for answers about your sins, does your fear of offending Putin trump your concern to come clean? And if so, how do you keep your cheeks protected, figuratively and literally? - 8:26 You’re Edward Snowden. According to NBC News, Russia is sending you back home to the US. You tweeted, “I don't know if the rumors are true. But I can tell you this: I am not afraid. There are things that must be said no matter the consequence.” So let me remind you of these things, matters, and consequences said by our current president, “Snowden is a spy who should be executed-but if it and he could reveal Obama's records,I might become a major fan”.  What’s your PR plan to appease his high exaltedness, the Great Donald the Trump, before you enter his boardroom and are fired from life? - 15:12 You’re the US Tennis Federation. Prior to a replay match in the women’s tournament, a Nazi version of the German national anthem was sung. German team member Andrea Petkovic posted, “It was the worst experience that has ever happened to me – horrifying and shocking.” She lost her match. How do you make amends? - 22:16 You’re Rosa Maria Ortega. You’re a permanent resident who is being prosecuted by a Texas Attorney General for illegally voting for him and Mitt Romney. Now you’re facing hard times. Eight years in jail and deportation. Live and in public, if you will. What PR moves can you make in wake of being a poster child for President Trump’s voter fraud claims? - 27:59 You’re United Airlines. According to Reuters, one of your pilots reported to work wearing casual clothes and a baseball cap. Argued with her crew mates. Apologized that she was going through a divorce. Identified an interracial couple. Besmirched Hillary Clinton and Trump. Then said, “So I’ll stop, and we’ll fly the airplane...Don’t worry. I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man.” - 31:57 TEACHABLE MOMENT.  You’re Disney. You were in the irreverence business with YouTube giant PewDiePie who enjoyed million dollar deals with you and others for its over 14.7 billion views. Until Monday, after the Wall Street Journal contacted you about eight anti-Semitic jokes and Nazi imagery. - 37:48 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 49:43 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 52:23

The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 172: Fedor Vs. Mitrione; Picks, Odds & Analysis  

Streamed live 16 FEB 2017: http://BloodyElbow.com breaking down this week's Bellator card from San Jose, California. We've got everything you need to know about the main card, with picks for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione, down to Josh Koschek vs. Mauricio Alsonso. Plus, maybe a few odds and highlights. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by our images. You can also "like" and comment on the show at http://bloodyelbow.com. Here's the fight card as it stands today via Bellator.Spike.com: BELLATOR 172 | San jose, CA | SAT. FEB. 18 | 9PM MAIN CARD Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione - 24:12 Josh Thompson vs Patricky Freire - 18:22 Cheik Kongo vs Oli Thompson - 14:55 Brooke Mayo vs Vera Arteaga - 5:21 Mauricio Alonso vs Josh Koschek - 8:12 PRELIMS David Douglas vs James Terry Cesar Gonzalez vs Nikko Jackson Juan Cardenas vs Luis Vargas Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs Rick Reger - 3:33 Anthony Do vs Bobby Escalante Jeremy Murphy vs Matthew Ramirez J.J. Okanovich vs Paradise Vaovasa Roque Reyes vs Justin Tenedora Fransisco France vs Anatoly Tokov - 3:52

The MMA Vivisection - UFC Halifax: Lewis Vs. Browne; Picks, Odds & Analysis  

Streamed live 16 FEB 2017: Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with all the ins, outs, ups, and downs for this weekend's UFC card in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We'll have picks and odds for every fight on the card from Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis in the main event down to Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by our images. You can also "like" and comment on the show at http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/2/16/14641940/ufc-halifax-lewis-vs-browne-video-vivisection-picks-odds-analysis-breakdown-gambling-mma-editorial. Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with all the ins, outs, ups, and downs for this weekend's UFC card in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We'll have picks and odds for every fight on the card from Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis in the main event down to Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes. Johny Hendricks looks to breathe life back into his career with a move up to middleweight and a bout against Hector Lombard. Otherwise there are a lot of strange fights with potential to deliver a very uneven night of action... which of course we’re prepared to break down for you in detail. As always, if you enjoyed the show give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM to get all the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. If you just want the audio, you can find our podcasts here on SoundCloud and over at iTunes. Don't forget you can additionally "like" and comment on our show at http://bloodyelbow.com. Here’s the UFC Halifax card as it stands right now: FS1 Main Card: Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne - 1:32:40 Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard - 1:20:04 Sam Sicilia vs. Gavin Tucker - 1:07:43 Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira - 1:00:03 Sara McMann vs. Gina Mazany - 50:36 Alessandro Ricci vs. Paul Felder - 43:37 FS1 Prelims Nordine Taleb vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio - 34:07 Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos - 23:26 Aiemann Zahabi vs. Reginaldo Vieira - 17:21 Jack Marshman vs. Thiago Santos - 9:48 Fight Pass Prelims Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes - 3:36

Care/Don't Care Preview - Bellator 172: Fedor Vs Mitrione & UFC Halifax  

Streamed live 15 FEB 2017: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with another edition of the infamous + patented Care/Don't Care Preview for Bellator 172 featuring the return of Fedor Emelianenko and UFC Fight Night Halifax featuring Travis Browne vs Derrick Lewis. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by our images. You can also "like" and comment on the show at http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/2/15/14625330/bellator-172-fedor-vs-mitrione-ufc-halifax-care-dont-care-preview. BELLATOR 172 | San jose, CA | SAT. FEB. 18 | 9PM MAIN CARD Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione - 16:55 Josh Thompson vs Patricky Freire - 12:23 Cheik Kongo vs Oli Thompson - 10:58 Brooke Mayo vs Vera Arteaga - 10:49 Mauricio Alonso vs Josh Koshcheck - 7:00 PRELIMS David Douglas vs James Terry Cesar Gonzalez vs Nikko Jackson Juan Cardenas vs Luis Vargas Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs Rick Reger Anthony Do vs Bobby Escalante Jeremy Murphy vs Matthew Ramirez J.J. Okanovich vs Paradise Vaovasa Roque Reyes vs Justin Tenedora Fransisco France vs Anatoly Tokov UFC FIGHT NIGHT 105 | Halifax, Canada | SUN. FEB. 19 MAIN CARD | 9PM Derrick Lewis vs Travis Browne - 42:15 Johny Hendricks vs Hector Lombard - 38:08 Sam Sicilia vs Gavin Tucker - 35:26 Elias Theodorou vs Cezar Ferreira - 32:07 Sara McMann vs Gina Mazany - 31:27 Paul Felder vs Alessandro Ricci - 29:54 FS1 PRELIMS | 7PM Nordine Taleb vs Santiago Ponzinibbio - 28:03 Carla Esparza vs Randa Markos - 23:56 Aimann Zahabi vs Reginaldo Vieira - 23:29 Jack Marshman vs Thiago Santos - 23:15 UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM Gerald Meerschaert vs Ryan James - 22:44

KNUCKLE UP #277 - UFC 208 + How to Exercise a Penchant for Pissing on the Parade  

Streamed live 12 FEB 2017: Everybody happy? EUGENE S. ROBINSON? Not so much. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by my image. You can also "like" and comment on the show at http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/2/13/14596518/knuckle-up-277-ufc-208-how-to-exercise-a-pronounced-penchant-for-pissing-on-the-parade.

6th Round Post-Fight Show - UFC 208: Holm Vs. de Randamie  

Streamed Live 11 FEB 2017: Zane Simon is joined by Eddie Mercado of http://BloodyElbow.com to recap all the action from UFC 208 on Saturday, February 11th in Brooklyn, New York. Post fight analysis on everything from Germaine de Randamie's featherweight title win down to Ryan LaFlare beating Roan Carneiro on the prelims.

The UFC Cutting Room Floor - The Great Roster Purge Of February 2017  

Streamed live 10 FEB 2017: Zane Simon of http://BloodyElbow.com takes a look at one of the biggest UFC roster overhauls in the promotion's history as it appears the UFC has released at least 35 fighters on their path to cleaning up their online roster.

Three Amigos No. 110: Derek Brunson, Jim Miller  

Derek Brunson - 46:15 Jim Miller -1:09:30 RantyPants™ - 15:55 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 35:40

The MMA Vivisection - UFC 208: Holm VS. de Randamie, Picks, Odds & Analysis  

Streamed Live 9 FEB 2017: Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to talk about all the ins, outs, ups, and downs of the UFC’s upcoming PPV card in Brooklyn, NY. We’ll have picks and odds for ever bout from Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie down to Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn. The UFC opens a new division this week. The women’s featherweight division gets its first fight since being announced in late 2016, a title bout between former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. Two lanky kickboxers set to face off in the main event. The co-main sees Anderson Silva back in action against Derek Brunson. And bouts between Jacare Souza & Tim Boetsch, Glover Teixeira & Jared Cannonier, and Dustin Poirier & Jim Miller round out a potentially fun action packed card that nobody seems to give a damn about. As always, if you enjoyed the show, give us a “Like” over on YouTube. And while you’re there, feel free to subscribe to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. And of course, you can find our audio here on SoundCloud and over on iTunes, just in case you’ve been blinded by our image. Here’s the UFC 208 card as it stands right now: PPV Main Card: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie - 1:36:45 Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson - 1:21:21 Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch - 1:14:39 Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier - 1:03:00 Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller - 53:10 FS1 Prelims: Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad - 43:47 Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki - 38:42 Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev - 29:09 Ian McCall vs. Jarred Brooks - 21:42 Fight Pass Prelims: Marcin Tybura vs. Justin Willis - 16:19 Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro - 11:19 Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn - 6:15

Care/Don't Care Preview - UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie  

Streamed live 8 FEB 2017: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S. Robinson of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with the infamous & patented Care/Don't Care Preview for UFC 208 featuring Holly Holm vs Germaine da Randamie and Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson. For the audio only version check us out right here on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION over on iTunes and YouTube. Here’s the fight card as it stands today via UFC.com: UFC 208 SAT. FEB 11, 2017 Brooklyn, NY 10PM/7PM ETPT MAIN CARD Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie - 20:26 Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson - 17:59 Ronaldo Souza vs Tim Boetsch - 16:01 Glover Texeira vs Jared Connonier - 14:11 Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller - 12:50 FS1 PRELIMS 8PM/5PM ETPT Randy Brown vs Belal Muhammad - 12:15 Wilson Reis vs Ulka Sasaki - 10:38 Nik Lentz vs Islam Makhachev - 9:24 Ian McCall vs Jarred Brooks - 7:55 UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT Marcin Tybura vs Justin Willis - 5:40 Ryan LaFlare vs Roan Carneiro - 3:17 Rick Glenn vs Phillipe Nover - 2:03 ENJOY!

If I Did It - UFC Fighters Retreat, Jake Shields Right-Wing Hero  

Streamed live 7FEB 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com 's If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at WME-IMG's fighters' retreat, Jake Shields vs the Black Bloc and more. For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation right here on YouTube so you'll never miss an episode. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. Yahoo’s Kevin Lole broke news of your planned UFC fighter’s retreat scheduled for this May in Las Vegas. “Athletes, musicians, actors/actresses and celebrities from many different genres who are represented by WME/IMG will appear at the retreat and will either offer presentations or be available to the fighters to ask questions...” Is there a secret reason for this retreat or is it just a corporate circle jerk? - 1:31 You’re a UFC Fighter. With three months until the WME-IMG fighter’s retreat, are there steps you can take right now, to maximize your brush with the boss? - 8:34 You’re Jake Shields. You attended a protest of a protest at Berkeley and tweeted video, “The aftermath of me helping a guy after being jumped by thugs. The police and 100's of civilians stood and watched.” Given your two fight losing streak outside of the UFC, is this a chance to make your career great again? And if so, how? - 15:46 You’re an Anti-Trump Organization. These are serious times. Now you’ve been pushed into a situation you can’t control. You don’t like having to rely on a baseball bat, 2 x 4 or anything else, but multiple reports are telling you about the questionable ways of masked protesters and what they stand for. So how can you protect all your little doggies and all your little padners out there in television land by getting ready for the coming of these midnight riders? - 26:41 CRAP ACCENT QUESTION: I’ll ask a question with a crap accent, Eugene and Nate have to answer with a crap accent. Viewers decide who had the worst. (SEAN CONNERY) You’re the National Basketball Association.  Your Rookie Transition Program (RTP) has been put on blast for incorporating sexual stereotypes and suspect scenarios including semen sucking jezebels turkey basting their way to pregnancy and players pockets...”. How do handle this risky bidness, live and in public, if you will? - 38:19 You’re Omarosa, communications director for the White House office of public liaison. The blacks don’t seem to like the Trump Administrations’ Black History Month activities. Vice President Mike Pence mixed up the month with Freedom Day and celebrated a white man instead of any historically relevant black Americans.  President Donald Trump referred to Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice,” at a Black History Month listening session you organized. With the Washington Post whipping out a 2015 quote where you claimed,  “I’m a die-hard Democrat. Come on. I’ve got Hillary Clinton tattooed on my left arm.” If you’re not  Sally (Yates) slowriding Trump, how do you make amends? - 40:40 TEACHABLE MOMENT.  You’re Tesla CEO Elon Musk.  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from President Trump’s economic advisory council after his company bungled the Muslim Ban transit boycott and lost more than 200,000 customers. You, on the other hand, are staying on, forcing  the “travel ban” and climate change on the meeting agenda. You tweeted, “I believe this is doing good, so will remain on council & keep at it. Doing otherwise would be wrong.” A day later, you doubled down, tweeting, “Activists should be pushing for more moderates to advise President, not fewer. How could having only extremists advise him possibly be good?” What lessons, if any have you learned from Uber’s internal and external kerfuffles? - 44:58 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 50:22 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 53:13

KNUCKLE UP #278 - UFC Houston We Have A Problem  

Streamed live 6 FEB 2017: With only 3 cares on the card, and a few Don't Cares moving to Cares and it being a Super Bowl jubilee there's still stuff that inquiring minds want to know that has everything to do with why MMA? The sport of the friggin' future, baby. Bank on it!

6th Round Post-Fight Show - UFC Houston: Korean Zombie Vs Bermudez  

Streamed live 4 FEB 2017: Join Kid Nate + Zane Simon of http://BloodyElbow.com right after the fights for review, reactions and results from UFC Fight Night Houston featuring Chan Sung Jung vs Dennis Bermudez.

MMA Bunker Conor - McGregor Vs Manny Pacquiao? Goodbye Ronda Rousey.  

Steamed Live 3 FEB 2017: Pull down the blinds, encrypt those communications, Kid Nate of http://BloodyElbow.com is locked in the MMA Bunker and ranting about the state of the business, including rumors of Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao.

The MMA Vivisection - UFC Houston: Bermudez Vs. Korean Zombie; Picks, Odds & Analysis  

Streamed live 2 FEB 2017: Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch of http://BloodyElbow.com are back to break down this week's UFC event. We'll have betting odds and analysis for each and every bout on the card from the headliner between Dennis Bermudez and Chan Sung Jung down to the opener between Daniel Jolly and Khalil Rountree. It’s fight week for the UFC, which means it’s MMA Vivi time here at Bloody Elbow. As the promotion heads down to Houston, Texas, we’ve got all the info on a entertaining-looking, if entirely uneven night of fights. In the main event, Dennis Bermudez welcomes back Chan Sung Jung from over 3-years off the MMA scene. And in the co-main event Felice Herrig looks to stop the rise of top prospect Alexa Grasso. Add Jessica Andrade vs. Angela Hill to that and you’ve got a recipe for a night of barn-burners. If you enjoyed the show, give us a “like” here on YouTube. And while you’re here, consider subscribing to MMANATIONDOTCOM. That way you’ll always be among the first to get the latest BE shows, interviews, and analysis. If you’re just here for the sounds without the video, you can find our podcasts over on SoundCloud and iTunes. Here’s the card as it stands right now: FS1 Main Card: Dennis Bermudez vs. Chan Sung Jung - 1:41:44 Alexa Grasso vs. Felice Herrig - 1:31:36 Abel Trujillo vs. James Vick - 1:20:29 Ovince Saint Preux vs. Volkan Oezdemir - 1:10:51 Anthony Hamilton vs. Marcel Fortuna - 1:02:36 Jessica Andrade vs. Angela Hill - 48:33 FS1 Prelims: Adam Milstead vs. Curtis Blaydes - 39:16 Chas Skelly vs. Chris Gruetzemacher - 29:56 Ricardo Ramos vs. Michinori Tanaka - 22:50 Tecia Torres vs. Bec Rawlings - 16:10 Fight Pass Prelims: Alex Morono vs. Niko Price - 11:30 Daniel Jolly vs. Khalil Rountree - 6:11

Three Amigos No. 109: Mike Brown, Patricky Pitbull  

Mike Brown (ATT coach) - 48:35 Patricky Pitbull - 1:13:25 RantyPants™ - 10:45 Q&A with Captain Kidd™ - 32:25 Sports That Can't Stop No Double Leg™ - 1:13:25 Twitter Twist™ - 1:46:10

Care/Don't Care Preview - UFC Houston: Bermudez Vs Korean Zombie  

Streamed Live 1 FEB 2017: Sorry cry babies! Kid Nate + Eugene S Robinson of http://BloodyElbow.com are back with the infamous & patented Care/Don't Care Preview for UFC Fight Night 104 featuring Chan Sung Jung vs Dennis Bermudez. For the audio only version check us out on as always, right here on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and for the video version, hop on over to YouTube, MMANATIONDOTCOM. Here’s the fight card as it stands today via UFC.com: UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZOMBIE SAT. FEB. 4, 2017 Houston, TX MAIN EVENT 10PM/7PM ETPT Dennis Bermudez vs Chan Sung Jung - 28:08 Alexa Grasso vs Felice Herrig - 21:03 Abel Trujillo vs James Vick - 14:07 Ovince Saint Preux vs Volkan Oezdemir - 10:42 Anthony Hamilton vs Marcel Fortuna - 8:10 Jessica Andrade vs Angela Hill - 6:31 FS1 PRELIMS 8PM/5PM ETPT Adam Milstead vs Curtis Blaydes - 6:03 Chas Skelly vs Chris Gruetzemacher - 4:55 Ricardo Ramos vs Michinori Tanaka - 3:59 Tecia Torres vs Bec Rawlings - 2:20 UFC FIGHTPASS EARLY PRELIMS 7PM/4PM ETPT Alex Morono vs Niko Price - 2:13 Daniel Jolly vs Khali Rountree Jr. - 2:05 Enjoy!

If I Did It - Who's Banned? Conor Says What? The UFC Kodak Black  

Streamed Live 1 FEB 2017: Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com 's If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at how Trump's travel ban may impact the UFC, Conor McGregor's press conference diss of the UFC, Kodak Black and more. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. In wake of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, you have multiple fighters on your roster who could have problems entering the US. What moves do you make to prevent politics from ruining your matchmaking? - 1:29 You’re Conor McGregor.  Days ago, you claimed the Ali Act prevented the UFC from stopping your fighting Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, but you’re graciously open to working with the WME-IMG owned company: “it’s smoother to do it all together... but look, everyone’s just got to know their place, and everyone does know their place.”  Mayweather replied, “We know I’m the A-Side. Of course, it shows throughout the years, the many record breaking numbers we have done, me and my team. We’ll just see what the future holds. Let’s see what happens.” UFC President Dana White’s take?  “(I)f he wants to go down that road with us, let me tell you, it will be an epic fail.”  What’s your next best PR move to keep the momentum going? - 5:44 You’re Ronda Rousey. After losing the PR war through a self-imposed UFC 207 media blackout, you resurfaced on the front lines of the DAPL protest and in doing so, won over many fans who needed a reminder that you’re not a DNB stewing after another loss. Instead of lingering, you went back into the shadows. And resurfaced with an anti-Muslim ban post. Is this the best way to rebuild your brand without rebuilding your MMA skillset? - 12:34 You’re Atlantic Records.  Your rapper Kodak Black is facing sexual assault charges from a woman who claims he assaulted her in a hotel room. While that case is pending, he posted a Facebook Live video of  himself and his homies running a train on a different woman. In a different hotel room.  Do you have a different PR plan? - 16:34 You’re former Attorney General Sally Yates.  According to NBC News, you “advised the Justice Department not to enforce Trump's executive order barring certain refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.”  The White House replied by firing you and issuing a statement, "Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration”. What is your best PR move to maximize your newfound celebrity? - 23:36 You’re ESPN.  After your anchor Sage Steel enraged Twitter by complaining about Muslim ban protesters “disrupting so many people's travel plans”, she made matters worse by caustically clarifying her comments and engaging in back and forth beef tweets. How do you prevent your channel from getting caught in the crossfire? - 26:56   You’re a CEO of a Fortune 100 Company. The New York Times reported that many of your colleagues are tepidly crafting domestic and moral PR policies in wake of the Trump administration’s Muslim ban. The challenge?  Balancing consumer demand for a strong public stance while avoiding Trump’s stock-lowering Twitter feed. Since we know who he is, is your best course… would be to tread lightly? - 29:45 You’re the Prime Minister of a G20 Country. In wake of reports that US President Donald Trump’s disastrous Muslim ban was intentionally induced chaos, what moves do you make to counterbalance what many consider to be US propaganda for ISIS recruitment? - 34:58 TEACHABLE MOMENT. You’re a technology transportation company. The Taxi drivers union is striking and refuses to take anyone to or from your local airport because of President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Your industry rivals Uber and Lyft have taken different approaches to an unprecedented opportunity. Do you build your brand by being a scab? - 42:01 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 45:50 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 50:07

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