John Nash Talks Jake Paul, Ngannou, Khabib, UFC | Crooklyn's Corner - 25
EPISODE 25 This week’s guest was Bloody Elbow’s own Chief Financials Columnist, host of our ‘Show Money Podcast’, co-host of our ‘Care/Don’t Care Podcast’, & co-host of the ‘If the Shoes Fit Podcast’. Here are the questions Stephie put to John to discuss on this episode: Q: Francis Ngannou is out for most, if not all of this year with that knee injury. What does that mean to his contract? Will they be able to extend it by virtue of him turning down a fight if they offer him one during that time? Q: Will Francis be able to help affect some change to how fighters are paid or will this likely be another scenario where maybe his personal demands might be met but nothing will really change for the rest of the roster? Q: Just how well versed is his manager, especially after being away from the UFC for so many years? Like, how much have the contracts changed since his tenure with the UFC ended? Q: Mainstream media has picked up this story and it’s clearly gaining steam. How much do they get wrong in their summations of what’s happening between Big Franci and the UFC? Q: Recently, a lower tier UFC fighter put out a tweet with a letter from Dana White that basically thanked him for a good fight and gave him a $7K backroom bonus. What’s the biggest backroom bonus you’ve heard or seen proof of being given? Q: Jake Paul is talking a really big game and recently bought a super small block of shares. Was that just a gesture and what are the red flags you see with his whole “help the fighters” movement? Q: What do you think of his ability as a promoter? Q: Boxing will be seeing some big money moving through its ranks in March and April, to the tune of $150M. Is this a sign that boxing’s tough stretch is finally coming to an end because the pandemic sure put a dent in the sport. Q: Joe Rogan is the hottest topic both in and out of the sport, eating up twitter hashtags for weeks. Should the UFC worry about his constant issues or does this just add to their brand which seems to cater to the right side of the room predominantly? Q: A few days ago, you tweeted that Carlos Newton is basically patient zero in the antitrust suit. Please go into a bit more detail on that and how much involvement he has in it. Q: Khabib was able to leverage his UFC purses into a business conglomerate. An empire, if you will. How many fighters would you say have been paid enough to be able to do this? If you enjoy our podcasts, "heart" us here on SC, or "like" & share over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice: * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloodyElbowPresents * iTunes & Apple TV: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blood…&i=1000421882228 * iHeartRadio: www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Blood…Presents-30639274 * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/55S2dpKYVqndaPTUojkELm?si=oGGPZ4kESkWZigLNnEg1ug * Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/bloody-e…esents?refid=stp * TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Bloody-Elbow-Presents-p1190843/ * OverCast: overcast.fm/itunes984162015/bloody-elbow-presents * Player FM: player.fm/series/bloody-elbow-presents * & Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b53e5086-2334-497c-82c0-24ddb5e0cfbb/Bloody-Elbow-Presents ... While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.