Scrap Report: UFC 303 Up in the Air, Makhachev’s P4P Case, and the Ulcer Flare Heard ‘Round the World

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The latest edition of Scrap Report is live! This time Jason Burgos and Ant Walker share their theories on whether Conor McGregor and Michael actually happens at UFC 303, Islam Makhachev’s pound for pound status after UFC 302, BKFC’s place among other fight promotions, and other topics. 

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UFC 302 Fallout

Dana White’s insistence that Jon Jones is still the best pound for pound fighter in the world sparked an interesting discussion about the difference between being the GOAT and being the best right now. Considering the lack of activity from the heavyweight champion over the last several years, both hosts feel that “Bones” has to forfeit the current top spot to Makhachev.

The pair also discuss what tough losses mean for the futures of Dustin Poirier and Paulo Costa.

Does the Show Really Need to Go On?

Before Jake Paul and Mike Tyson agreed to delay their boxing match, Burgos and Walker talked about who could step up on short notice following the former heavyweight champ’s airborne medical emergency

After discussing the betting odds on the replacement options, Walker felt that a potential Logan/Jake fight would be better suited for the WWE, but the size of AT&T Stadium further limits the number of viable options. Both agreed that Roy Jones, Jr. would’ve kept the same overall aesthetic as “Iron Mike.”

UFC 303 is UFC 151 in Disguise

With International Fight Week on the horizon, Burgos and Walker talk about the uncertainty surrounding Conor McGregor’s appearance in the main event. While the UFC remains tight-lipped, Walker speculates that the holdup is due to some sort of monetary dispute. 

Burgos points to the UFC banking the entire event on McGregor as a mistake without having a strong undercard to support the worst-case scenario.

Bare Knuckles in the Rizin Sun

BKFC has enjoyed a surge in popularity, high profile roster additions, and now a partnership with Japan’s Rizin FC. Does this make the house that David Feldman built the number one destination for fight fans looking for UFC alternatives? Until the dust settles from the PFL and Bellator merger, the hosts agree that the world of combat sports has a serious contender for market share.

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