Francis Ngannou Released by the UFC, Jon Jones Returns, UFC 283 Predictions - Fight SZN Podcast

By Jesse Rowe | January 18, 2023

On this week's edition of the Fight SZN Podcast, Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti and Jesse Rowe are joined by Dante Greco to discuss the top stories in the fight game, including: Francis Ngannou released by the UFC; Jon Jones signing an 8 fight deal and fighting Ciryl Gane at UFC 285; Nate Diaz takes a shot at Jake Paul's dad on Twitter; and Inside Fighting's Timmy Shoes hops on the pod for the staff to break down the big UFC 283 title fights.

Get ready for fireworks.

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Andrew Capucetti

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