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Off the Record- UFC 2020 Awards Show

January 23, 2021 John Rashidi and Nazim Khaja Episode 2
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Off the Record- UFC 2020 Awards Show
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Off the Record- UFC 2020 Awards Show
Jan 23, 2021 Episode 2
John Rashidi and Nazim Khaja

This episode is a bit of a special one. John and Nazim talk about their picks for the UFC 2020 Awards.
These include fight of the year, male and female fighter of the year and knockout of the year to name a few.

Leave a review on your listening platform of choice and any feedback on how the guys can improve or new segments.

Show Notes Transcript

This episode is a bit of a special one. John and Nazim talk about their picks for the UFC 2020 Awards.
These include fight of the year, male and female fighter of the year and knockout of the year to name a few.

Leave a review on your listening platform of choice and any feedback on how the guys can improve or new segments.

 Episode: Off the Record- UFC 2020 Awards Show - Transcript Hey guys, welcome to the second episode of the MMA down on the podcast. This is an offthe-record what we talked about the UFC award in 2020. The first award is male fighter of the year. So my opinion the male fighter of the year is pretty much a lock. It was a fighter that had full fights in 20/20. This is Davidson figueredo. He started off with a title fight against Joseph benavidez where he actually didnt make weight, but he still put on an incredible performance dropping benavidez down multiple times and he eventually did beat him in that fight. They had a rematch because of the failed weight and he beat him even was in that flight dropping him and eventually choking him out from the back. Thats what is your opinion on male fight of the year for the UFC Jon. So I had Davidson cigarette. It was full and I pretty much all the same reasons. He fought twice as many times as any other UFC title holder in 2020. What is the dimension? He did Miss weight at the beginning of the year and beat his first apartment by TKO open the camera for months later. Im bleeding again. But this time by more dominant fashion to claim the vacant flyweight title. He also took a replacement appointment in short notice when Cody garbrandt full. You to an injury submitted Alex Perez who is a submission artist in just under three minutes and also, When you see 356 I think was Osman vs. Gilbert Burns got canceled due to covid-19. Bandhan Marina on two weeks notice which ended up being a true true to a point deduction. I think Ill fight as someone who is willing to fight anyone regardless of the circumstances and notice. So therefore my mail photo of the G is Davidson Figure 8 ER and did you have any honorable mentions done? Yeah, I think Ian blow which was a good shot for male part of the year. He did defeat Dominick Reyes who did come in as a favor in that title fight Israel. Adesanya is always there to be to Pollo Costa had a kind of a lackluster performance against yall remember everyone expected that to be a little more action packed and Kevin Holland fighting full times last year as well defeating Joaquin Buckley as well that goes under the radar. Garage moving on to see my father of the year. Ill let you start off with this one as well as on the author of the year was a difficult one because there werent too many females that were fighting multiple times. The one that I went with well it was Valentina shevchenko. Should you fight twice in 2021 and February and the other one in November, I believe she defeated Katlyn chookagian Philly comfortably did lose a route to Jennifer Meyer in his second fight and thats why Valentina shevchenko is my female fighter of the year. What about you? She also is my pic for female father of the year in 2020, except you want both times. He wants participant in one by tayk are pretty clear choice for me some honorable mentions of a female part of the Mackenzie Dern she did fight. I believe twice in 2020 Laura Murphy and also Angela Hill made a name for himself in 2020. The fight of the year has Im going to throw this one back to you. What are your thoughts on this one for father of the year? I chose Wei Li Shang vs. Donut a check these two total of 783 significant strikes in five rounds and 351 of them landed. I think I checked Facebook image anime has ever seen on a female fighter. To invite these Fighters with a brawling and Stratus to the fire that killed at the greatest fight in MMA history, which is exactly what you wanted. So I tried as well as Yang vs. Donut a check. What about yourself? Yeah. I also went with John Lewis you wanna It was an action-packed flight. It was it was just before curvature of the crowded kind of play into it a little bit it was becoming too. I need the flight which didnt live up to expectations against yall Romero. Joseph kind of help those Jagged you want to fight because that made event was so lacklustre. But yeah, like you said just action-packed straight from the beginning you want a massive facial injury was actually scared to show a face in the post-fight interview with the with Joe Rogan some honorable mentions. I had dont you answer is Dominick Reyes some people forget that was actually in 2020 Moreno and figure 8. ER was also a bonbon at that happened towards the end of the year Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett. Just an action packed with the chamber goes like I mean the best chin into Ive seen that fight steep Avis DC put them under the radar. And also who could. Which I think was my second pick for a fight of the year you have any other honorable mentions breakthrough fighter of the year? Ill take this one first. What is required of the Youth of me with deiveson figueiredo? I think he wasnt as well known in 2023. The hog calls would have known him but in 2020, he just showed up like a cannon and full fights. 3 wins one draw arguably some had him winning the final fight as well. So thats why theres a refrigerator for me is breakthrough part of the yourself. Im sorry for my one. So this far to have the most farts in 2020. Is there a lots of lots of bleeding to occur? As soon as I heat? Id UFC record for most wins in a calendar G. He also take care of the man who won knockout of the year in 2023 X and prior to 2020 was unranked in the UFC and is now ranked number 10 in the middleweight division do that in the span of seven months non other than Kevin Holland soap to use. My pic is also another honorable mention that other people would have gone with we just didnt think that he had the The resume that the others had he did face OC Gerald me shot but whos in on the level that people like David figueredo and Kevin Holland have for Moreno Babyface Moreno is also another one Charles Oliveira actually with how domen and he was against Tony Ferguson has another shot and my personal favorite Amanda debus. Thats what my honorable mentions. The right moving on to coach of the year. Do you want me to go first so I picked Kevin Hollins coach Charlie Schlueter literally for the same reason. I just mentioned earlier. Im so who did you have Trevor Wittman? Whos the coach of Justin gaethje Rose namajunas? I think Justin gaethje has always been a good fighter with Trevor Wittman recently has been him to change his fighting style a little bit and kind of wine during his weaknesses taste very knowledgeable. Just like you saw in the fight against I knew you was like, hey Justin take 20% off you show us you trying to kill him out there and you can see that Justin just before that. Little hint that he got his kind of was looking like he was maybe starting a guest out and turn you would take over. But as the round float because he wasnt bringing as many shots from the help that he go from Trevor Wittman. He was able to control that fight and eventually stop tiny and for him to coach Rose get it back on track again. So when we against I just got in drawers and hopefully I will see you. Rosin a title fight this year. What about you? For eyes are you mentioned that I had Eugene Batman of see the head coach of City kickboxing with adesanya Dan. Hookah. Alex volkanovski goes there and try sometimes and also save sold out of Fordyce MMA and you can forget about Faraz. Zahabi. Hes always up there as well. Comeback of the Year this one. This was a tough one. Would you have for this one for coming in 2020 With the Wind off the three back-to-back losses vehicle. He got his first win in three years make the right adjustments and change James come back with an improved mentality, which was previously the country getting factor to his losses. And my potential be ready for Davis any March so not other than mr. Cody garbrandt. What about yourself? Cuz hes a good shot. I had Robert Whittaker. He did Fight 2 times in 2020 against high-level competition there until anjarakandy. He was coming off that lost his Sonia and some thought that maybe had a bit of a burn out from being Champion so long and having those two flights to the absolute Wars with real Romero. Thats why what was wrong with the car. He just He looked he looked happy. I looked renewed and I think thats one of the reasons he was able to get those wins against the those two high-level opponents. And what about honorable mentions? Add Brian Ortega is one of them coming back after a long layoff and a bad loss to Max Holloway and also one other one. I think that is worth mentioning is Glover Teixeira. He had two fights in 2020 badly beating Anthony Smiths to the point where I think Smits teeth were actually falling up and submitting Thiago Santos was the end of 2020 and still doing at the ripe old age of 41. So I hope he doesnt get screwed too much by the politics of the UFC in 2021. He can find himself in that title fight at lightheavyweight. So yeah, thats who I have full. comeback fight of the year go to sheriff. Submission of the year, thats what are your thoughts on this one? So my pick for submission of the year was khabib nurmagomedov and this man didnt even have to fight in 2020 Robin and taking an extended break to grieve the loss of his father and Coach. He returned off of 3- 4 months and triangle chart date you in a second round and made it look easy at the same time. When have you had his first professional MMA fight in 2008. He won by triangle choke submission and he left and retire from the sport 12 Years Later by triangle choke submission. So this to me is submission of the year. What about you tan? Yeah, I also had could be because of the nature of the fight and what happened to him during 20/20. Like you said, I think just the moment itself was very big for the UFC in general as well. I think some honorable mentions would be aljamain Sterling in Cory. Sandhagen. Aljamain Sterling looking up a Reid naked choke very early to the first round which was kind of know what I expected to happen during the fight Ariane Lipski sneba was very impressive Mackenzie. Dern also had the first womans leg lock in the UFC. NOC deiveson figueiredo is Renee could choke to make Joseph benavidez. Unconscious was very very good. What kind of the year its so I think we both might be on the same page on this one. Ill go first at this one-eyed Joaquin Buckley. I think its probably a foregone conclusion had a spinning back kick to the face of Empire cuz Im gonna die. That was The Knockout scene all over the world shed by millions and absolutely love by Dana White. So, what about you nice what you have for? Okay. I love you. Im sorry. I also had Joaquin Buckley. Hes being toxic was literally something that weve never seen before someone or something you see in a karate film or something. So he made it look so simple. It was very entertaining at the same time and just a couple of honorable mention when Cody garbrandt knocked out assuncao. and also when Kevin Holland knocked out Jacare Souza you also another one is the new darioush when he knocked Drakkar Klose before the pandemic. He was actually getting bombed on and then decided to turn around and knocks Strickers mouthpiece out of his mouth and so far. No one we have opposite of the Year. This one. I had modafferi vs. Maycee Barber thing on paper. It was the biggest spread in times of the beddings makes about was favored to win by quite a bit and what a fairy just basically wrestle to make CD. Have a leg injury of knee injury. I think actually tomorrow if I was I will take advantage of that. But yeah, what about you has any honorable mentions everything so Im full episode of the year. I picked the Don X indominus Rex fight at UFC 247. I think Tommy price won the fight. He won first three rounds losing just 1/4 in the fifth-round. I understand the concept of chance Championship round which includes the 4th and the 5th, but its going to drive to fight by who wins how many rounds I think the wind should have gone to tell me the price so that for me was upset of the Yeah, Im another honorable mention was Shana Dobson against. How about the other womans name? I got Papa. Those also a very big spread and Ive only expected of a couple Val to win but cheap Contigo dominated actually. And also are Molly and Chita Rivera? Looking for picking OMalley while I think I actually look like the casuals where but a cheetah Vera is a tough fighter and showed that always against him. So thats going to wrap it up for this episode of the podcast of the MMA down on the podcast that is leave any comments any feedbacks anything would be appreciated. Make sure to give us a good review on Apple podcast tiny anywhere else. So you actually listen to this and well see you next time. Peace.