Spinning Back Clique: Should Conor McGregor feel pressure to win at UFC 246?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. In this week’s episode, “Gorgeous” George, “Goze,” John Morgan, and guest Mike Bohn preview UFC 246 and more.


  • Conor McGregor is back and feeling as confident as ever, saying he could beat Donald Cerrone with the flu at UFC 246. McGregor’s team also says this is the best he’s ever looked. So imagine if McGregor loses to his hand-picked opponent for his comeback fight. Then what?
  • As for Cerrone, he’s a big underdog for a reason, but there is a potential path to victory. Will Cerrone be smart about this matchup, or will he simply look to trade hands and give fans what they want? And what would a victory actually do for “Cowboy”?
  • As much as it doesn’t like it, UFC 246 is more than just McGregor vs. Cerrone. The guys share which other fights they’re looking forward to.
  • Outside of UFC 246, an unfortunate story developed between Jessica Penne and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The former UFC title challenger says she’s facing a potential four-year suspension while vehemently claiming her innocence. At 36, she says the ban would effectively end her fighting career. What do we make of this mess between Penne and USADA?
  • UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is all about legacy, which is why he’s been calling out Jose Aldo (or “Waldo,” as he called him). But wait a minute. From out of nowhere, here comes Dominick Cruz drawing a line in the sand on how Cejudo can attain GOAT status. What should be next for the “King of Cringe”?

For answers to all of those questions, watch Episode 11 of “Spinning Back Clique.”

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