What fight was the MMA Depressed-us made for?

Your triple threat MMA Depressed-us team are enduring three of the "best of the worst" fights out of the recent line up with the rest of you MMA masochists.

By: June M. Williams | 4 months ago
What fight was the MMA Depressed-us made for?
March 4, 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada, TREVIN JONES top takes down CODY GARBRANDT bottom during bantamweight fight at T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas USA | IMAGO by: Justin Renfroe

Zane, Connor, and Phil are back to watch TORTUROUS MMA right by your side online!

The MMA Depressed-us returns for Ep. 76

Are you ready for some torturously bad fights, fellow MMA masochists?

We have made some changes to the Bloody Elbow Podcast Network Production Schedule, and have decided for now, this will be our last ‘non-event week’ of podcast coverage.

But don’t panic… The MMA Depressed-us gang are safe. Because we plan to eventually bring you an MMA Depressed-us episode as often as once a month — as part of our regular rotation, not just when the UFC takes a break in their calendar!

For this episode, your triple threat team are watching three of the “best worst fights” out of the recent line up. Two of these three are by no definition the best of anything actually. But that is what we do, what torturous fights and terrible MMA movies just for your entertainment.

“We’re giving you two stinkers and one instantly bad classic. A balanced diet — like a salad with no dressing and just a bucket of pork rinds, basically”… “Or like chomping on raw kale and following it up with the cooking grease from a burger.”

Connor Ruebusch & Zane Simon

Bout One

We start off this episode with a fight that made us all angry, because we all pretty much liked the fighter involved and thought she would give us some good fights. ‘Karol Rosa vs Norma Dumont’ from UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, which occured on April 22nd., 2023.

Bout Two

To follow that up, we have the fight that this show was made for, ‘Muhammad Usman vs. Junior Tafa’, from that same Fight Night card, ‘Pavlovich vs. Blaydes’.

Bout Three

We wrap up the episode with one of those fights you would think should have been exciting, but then it absolutely wasn’t: ‘Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones’ from UFC 285. If you don’t want to subject yourself to the fight, just pause your stream, and listen to the guys discuss Garbrandt’s sideburn tattoos, Jones’ back piece, Masvidal’s latest ink, and more fun tidbits of MMA banter.

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Where to watch

As is not usually the case with the show, we’re watching all bouts on ESPN+, instead of UFC Fight Pass. For those that wish to watch along with us, start each video at the beginning when Zane says, “3, 2, 1, go!” If you’re watching these videos on another platform, Connor will try to announce the start the beginning of Round 1, so you can sync up with us from there.

Substack Bonus Content Podcast

In case you were not already aware, when it was determined it was time to bring the MMA Depressed-us back from Patreon, we put it behind the Substack paywall. For those of you who are currently free subscribers or listening to us on another podcast platform you will get about a ten minute glimpse into the hilarity of the show. For those of you listeners pledging your support to keep our Podcast Network alive and support our team, you will be treated to the entire 1:22:32 run time for this episode.

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Your Official Triple Threat Team of MMA Depressed-us Hosts

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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Ombudsperson, Lead Fixer, Author, Statistician, Watch Party Moderator, and Podcast Network & Syndication Manager.

She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making Bloody Elbow her primary home since 2014.

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