Take a look at this week’s “Spinning Again Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly present that takes a spin by the largest matters in combined martial arts.

Our panel of Brian “Goze” Garcia, Danny Segura, and Simon Samano focus on 5 matters with host “Attractive” George Garcia.

  • The saga surrounding Nate Diaz’s future took an attention-grabbing flip, with UFC president Dana White replying to the mercurial star’s latest request to be released. In an interview with The Mac Life, White stated Diaz “in all probability ought to go on and struggle Jake Paul,” as a result of “that makes sense.” OK, so what’s the holdup? We dissect what White needed to say in full.
  • This previous weekend at UFC on ESPN 38, Shavkat Rakhmonov soundly defeated Neil Magny by submission and now stands at 16-0 with 16 finishes. What’s taking place with Rakhmonov is harking back to the excitement surrounding Khamzat Chimaev in 2020. All weekend, we had comparisons from MMA media and followers. From what you’ve seen to this point, who may have a greater profession?
  • Looking forward to this weekend’s UFC 276, we have now two title fights topping the cardboard as middleweight champion Israel Adesanya takes on Jared Cannonier, whereas featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champ Max Holloway meet in a extremely anticipated trilogy. What’s the almost definitely state of affairs between these two title bouts: “And new” twice, “And nonetheless” twice, or one in every of every?
  • Former UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday, together with Daniel Cormier and others. Some contemplate Khabib to be the MMA GOAT after he retired as an undefeated champ at 29-0. The place do you’re feeling snug rating him among the many all-time greats of the game?
  • After Bellator 282, we now have our quartet of semifinalists for the Bellator bantamweight grand prix. Winners Danny Sabatello and Magomed Magomedov will face Rafeon Stots and Patchy Mix, respectively, at instances and locations nonetheless to be decided. Who advances to the ultimate, and who wins that matchup?

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