Spinning Back Clique: Where does the UFC go from here?

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,  John Morgan, “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” break down what the UFC’s upcoming schedule might look like once the promotion returns to action.

SHOW RUNDOWN:

    • Khabib Nurmagomedov recently hinted at a potential September return to action. If he’s right, what do you want to see happen in the UFC’s lightweight division in the meantime? Should Tony Ferguson wait, or should he fight Justin Gaethje in between? And what about Conor McGregor?
    • Jose Aldo was supposed to challenge Henry Cejudo for the UFC bantamweight title before the travel ban ruled him out, at which point Dominick Cruz agreed to step in. With the schedule currently on hold, the UFC has options, so who should get the fight Cejudo?
    • With UFC 249 scrapped, most discussion has centered around Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson. But outside of that, what other fights need to stay together when cards are rescheduled?
    • Most major sports leagues right now are talking about coming back without a live audience. The UFC had one closed door event in Brazil, but what impact will several months worth of shows like that have on the sport?
    • It might seem entirely impossible to predict, but let’s answer the big question on everyone’s mind: When will we see another live UFC event, and where will it be?

For answers to all of those questions, watch Episode 24 of “Spinning Back Clique” above.