October 30, 2020

The MMA Circus w/ Kevin Lee, Steve Bosse and Freddy Assuncao

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Episode 65 of The MMA Circus features UFC lightweight Kevin Lee, UFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse, and Titan FC lightweight Freddy Assuncao.

EPISODE 65: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.

Guests:

Kevin LeeUFC lightweight Kevin Lee discusses his upcoming matchup against Jake Matthews at TUF 23 Finale on July 8, stepping up on short notice, a rematch with Al Iaquinta, possibly fighting Will Brooks, the UFC’s new weight-cutting policy, and much more.

Steve BosseUFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse discusses his “Fight of the Night” win over Sean O’Connell at UFC Fight Night 89 on June 18, the risk of putting on slug-fests, being pulled from his debut against Fabio Maldonado last year, a near year-long layoff after his official debut against Thiago Santos, his pair of Octagon victories, and much more.

Freddy Assuncao Titan FC lightweight Freddy Assuncao discusses his move up to lightweight to fight Gesias Cavalcante for the belt at Titan FC 40 in August, his ACL tear last year and his road to recovery, not being noticed by the MMA community despite having an impressive record, possibly getting signed to the UFC with a win over Cavalcante and much more.

Discussion Topics:

Ryan Jimmo’s death — Former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo was struck in a hit-and-run earlier this week and passed away later in hospital from his injuries.

UFC Fight Night 90 — UFC Fight Night 90 takes place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7 and is headlined by a lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez.

TUF 23 Finale — TUF 23 Finale takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 8 and is headlined by a women’s strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha.

Gets it/Doesn’t get it — Nick and Andrew let you know who gets it and who doesn’t get it. Simple as that.

Dumb Questions — Nick and Andrew round out the show by answering infamous “dumb questions” submitted by listeners.

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickUFC

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid

Kevin Lee: @MoTownPhenom

Steve Bosse: @SteveBosseMMA

Freddy Assuncao: @Freddy_Assuncao