The MMA Circus w guest co-host Brian Jeffries, Mike Rhodes and Jon Tuck

Get the Full StoryEpisode 56 of The MMA Circus features guest co-host "Flyin" Brian Jeffries, UFC veteran Mike Rhodes and UFC lightweight Jon Tuck. EPISODE 56: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and guest co-host "Flyin" Brian Jeffries, is back for your listening pleasure.

Guests:

Mike Rhodes UFC veteran Mike "Biggie" Rhodes returns to the program to discuss how a fight in June fell through, winning gold at the Chicago Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship earlier this month, a future in MMA analysis, his move up to middleweight and weight-cutting, UFC 197 and his teammates Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis and much more.

Jon Tuck UFC lightweight Jon Tuck joins the show to discuss his return to the cage at UFC Fight Night 87 next weekend against Nick Hein after nearly a year long layoff due to injury, visiting the troops in the Middle East, the MMA scene in Guam and much more.

Discussion Topics:

UFC 197 UFC 197 took place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past Saturday and in the main event, Jon Jones captured the interim light heavyweight championship with a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux. UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson finished Henry Cejudo in the evening's co-headliner.

Benson Henderson loses Bellator MMA debut Former UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson lost to welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153 in his promotional debut. Does the upset prove there is legit talent outside the UFC? Was Henderson's loss pure coincidence, or did the UFC let Smooth jump ship to Bellator at the right time?

Follow up to UFC pulling Conor McGregor from UFC 200 UFC featherweight champ has caused a whirlwind in the MMA community over the past week. McGregor followed up to the UFC pulling him from UFC 200 last week stating he didn't want to promote the event so he could focus on the upcoming rematch with Nate Diaz. Why is the UFC so stuck on keeping the Irishman off the card?

Rory MacDonald supports Conor McGregor UFC welterweight contender publicly supported McGregor after he was pulled from UFC 200. Is the Canadian fighter planning to test the free agency market?

Shawn Jordan signs with WSOF After the UFC opted to not re-sign him, Shawn Jordan signed with WSOF earlier this week.

Rashad Evans interested in drop to middleweight Former UFC champ Rashad Evans is interested in moving down to the middleweight division following a knockout loss to Glover Teixeira earlier this month.

Gets it Doesn't get it Nick and Brian let you know who gets it and who doesn't get it. Simple as that.

Dumb Questions Nick and Brian round out the show by answering infamous "dumb questions" submitted by listeners.

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: NickUFCBrian Jeffries: FlyinBrianJMike Rhodes: TeamRocBiggieJon Tuck: JonCruzTuck

Listen:

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