Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown reacts to Conor McGregor’s status with USADA; ‘Wonderboy’ talks Kevin Holland


On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to the latest news in MMA including Conor McGregor’s outburst aimed at Anthony Smith over his current status with USADA.

McGregor was removed completely from UFC’s anti doping program. He will need to go through six months worth of testing before being allowed to come back. That earned him some criticism from Smith but in response McGregor lashed out at the one-time UFC title challenger.

But did Smith get it right where McGregor is concerned or is the Irish superstar actually doing anything wrong by dropping out of the testing pool while he’s not fighting?

Brown will share his thoughts after having dropped out of USADA’s testing pool a few years back before returning to action.

Also on the show, we’ll discuss Kayla Harrison’s shocking loss to Larissa Pacheco and where she goes from here with two fights remaining on her current contract with the PFL.

Did Harrison’s value plummet with that loss or does she remain a top target for free agency once she able to test the market again?

Plus Stephen Thompson, known as Wonderboy, joins the program to discuss his fight against Kevin Holland. He also wants to remind everyone that he is still one of the top welterweights in boxing despite having lost his previous two bouts.

Also don’t miss Brown telling a story about his interaction with “Wonderboy” when they road in an ambulance together after their fight in 2012.

All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer!

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