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Aug. 17 The MMA Report feat. Stephen Espinoza, VP & GM of Showtime Sports

John Pollock welcomes Showtime Sports Vice President & General Manager Stephen Espinoza to discuss the negotiations for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, working with Dana White, the Ariel Helwani-Showtime story, if President Donald Trump attends the fight and working with McGregor again in the future.

Aug. 3 Edition of The MMA Report feat. Brendan Schaub

John Pollock is joined by former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub to discuss his transition into comedy and working as an analyst for Showtime Sports with the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Plus, Pollock runs through the highlights of UFC 214 and the many stories coming out of the card.

July 27 Edition of The MMA Report with John Pollock

John Pollock returns after a two-week break and there is no guest this week but instead, Pollock spends one-hour chatting the major news stories from the past two-weeks, including: Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour, Ariel Helwani-Showtime Sports story, The MMAJA, Ramzan Kadyrov HBO piece, Jones-Cormier II and lots more.

May 25 The MMA Report feat. Misha Cirkunov Part 2, Cody Saftic & FNR

John Pollock presents part two of his chat with Misha Cirkunov with discussion on his UFC contract negotiation; Fight Network’s Cody Saftic on the UFC Athlete Retreat, interim title installed, debate on Michael Bisping and best TUF fight of season; Plus, a preview of UFC in Sweden and a look back at Fight Network Radio ten-years later.

May 4 Edition of The MMA Report with John Pollock

John Pollock welcomes Fight Network’s Cody Saftic to chat Anderson Silva drama, the state of the UFC title problems, adding weight classes and Pollock welcomes producer David Lagana to discuss the story involving Twitter’s interest in UFC content for their service.

April 27 The MMA Report feat. Paul Lazenby, Fight Network’s Cody Saftic

It is a packed show with John Pollock discussing the ESPN cuts and tying in the UFC’s FOX deal to the story; Paul “The Mauler Lazenby chats his new book and state of MMA; Fight Network’s Cody Saftic chats all the week’s news, Twitter Q&A and Pollock reviews Paige VanZant’s Chopped appearance.

April 13 The MMA Report feat. Demetrious Johnson

John Pollock is joined by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, Fight Network’s Cody Saftic, chats with UFC president Dana White & light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and comments from Chris Weidman, Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones.

April 6 The MMA Report feat. Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson

John Pollock welcomes both UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony Johnson to chat their rematch at UFC 210; FN’s Cody Saftic goes over all the key stories from the week and Pollock previews UFC 210 and reviews Paige VanZant’s appearance on “Chopped”.

March 9 Edition of The MMA Report – UFC 209 Reaction, USADA, 10-10s w/ Cody Saftic

This week on the show, John Pollock chats with Fight Network’s Cody Saftic for the full show on many topics with disucssion on UFC 209, scoring Woodley vs. Thompson, 10-10 rounds, big comebacks on the show, Tony Ferguson’s show money, the state of the USADA/UFC relationship and impact on fighters, Bellator 174 highlights and lots more topics!

March 2 The MMA Report feat. Stephen Thompson & FN’s Cody Saftic

John Pollock chats with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson about his rematch with Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 209. Plus, Fight Network’s Cody Saftic discuss Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre, the issues people have with the fight and a big preview of UFC 209.

Feb. 23 The MMA Report feat. Jeff Osborne, Brandon Girtz

John Pollock welcomes Hook ‘n Shoot founder and promoter Jeff Osborne to chat his farewell event, promoting the first all women’s card in 2002 and the changes to the sport. Plus, Bellator’s Brandon Girtz chats recovery from two torn ACLs and his fight with Fernando Gonzalez next week at Bellator 172.

Feb. 16 The MMA Report feat. Johny Hendricks, Oli Thompson, Mike Bohn

John Pollock welcomes former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks as he discusses move to middleweight, Bellator heavyweight Oli Thompson chats Bellator 172 fight and MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn reports live from Halifax. Plus, Pollock goes over Brock Lesnar’s retirement, GSP’s expected return and the UFC 208 controversies.

Feb. 9 The MMA Report feat. Jon Anik, John Ramdeen, UFC 208 Preview

John Pollock welcomes UFC play-by-play broadcaster Jon Anik to chat UFC 208, the new rules and the first pay-per-view since Mike Goldberg’s departure. Plus, Fight Network analyst chats the 10-year anniversary of Elite XC’s first card and a full preview of the UFC 208 card from Brooklyn this weekend.

Feb. 2 The MMA Report feat. Marc Raimondi, Jorge Barbosa

John Pollock is joined by MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi to chat the new rule changes and the commissions that have not adopted them, Fight Network producer Jorge Barbosa discusses the “Tristar Stories” digital series, a preview of UFC’s Houston card and all the news from the past week.

Jan. 26 The MMA Report feat. Valentina Shevchenko, Josh Gross

John Pollock welcomes UFC bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko to discuss her main event with Julianna Pena in Denver, Journalist Josh Gross chats Bellator 170 and the legacy of Tito Ortiz, plus all the news from the past week and a preview of Saturday’s UFC card.

Jan. 19 The MMA Report feat. Michael Bisping, Brennan Ward, Dave Meltzer

John Pollock welcomes UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping to chat his role in the new xXx film and upcoming knee surgery, Bellator welterweight Brennan Ward chats about his fight with Paul Daley this weekend and Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting discusses the legacy of Tito Ortiz and his importance to the growth of the UFC.

Jan. 12 The MMA Report feat. BJ Penn, Erik Magraken

John Pollock welcomes former two-division champion and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn to chat his return this Sunday, litigation lawyer Erik Magraken discusses Mark Hunt’s lawsuit that was filed and we chat Floyd Mayweather Jr / Conor McGregor and preview this Sunday’s UFC card in Phoenix.