Spinning Back Clique REPLAY: UFC 296 mega preview covering Edwards vs. Covington, Ferguson vs. Pimblett, more

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts.

This week, panelists Farah Hannoun, Brian “Goze” Garcia and Dan Tom talked with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia live at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) to discuss and debate:

  • Leon Edwards, who looks to defend his welterweight title in the main event of UFC 296, has said in pre-fight interviews he’s interested in moving to 185 to fight for a second title. However, he has also stated he wants to break George St-Pierre’s welterweight record of nine straight title defenses. Which scenario is more likely for him?

  • Is this do-or-die for Colby Covington in terms of becoming a UFC undisputed champion? Is he done if he loses this fight against Edwards, especially if he loses badly? What are the career stakes for “Chaos” this weekend?

  • Which welterweight has the best chance of staking a claim to a title shot? On paper, Belal Muhammad should be next, and is set for the backup role at UFC 296. But could Shavkat Rakhmonov, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thomspon, Ian Garry or Vicente Luque jump the line with spectacular performances in their upcoming fights?

  • Between Tony Ferguson and Paddy Pimblett, who is stuck in a more peculiar position going into UFC 296? Will Ferguson tie B.J. Penn for most consecutive UFC losses with seven? Would “El Cucuy” hang up the gloves after that? Is this a lose-lose situation for Pimblett no matter what happens?

  • … and much more.

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