The Break: Namajunas' tomatoes, Bellator's beef plant, Cannonier's ice cream cones
Ever have one of those weeks and/or weekends when, by the time you get to Monday, you can barely remember everything that happened? That’s more or less every week in the world of combat sports, where the realm of the bizarrely newsworthy is pretty much where we live.
Which is why MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes brings you “The Break” to make sense of what just happened, presented in the time it takes to grab a refill of coffee before the boss notices you’re missing.
This week, we discuss an incredibly busy week of MMA, which featured head-to-head competition on Saturday night with UFC 237 and Bellator 221. There were a number of intriguing moments in the UFC’s octagon, including a wild fight that saw Jessica Andrade crowned a UFC champion and Rose Namajunas questioning her future, as well as an odd ending that saw Jared Cannonier showered with boos despite seemingly doing nothing wrong. Meanwhile, the Bellator cage hosted an obvious squash match that left some questioning why it was booked in the first place.
Watch the video above to hear Fowlkes’ thoughts.
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