Spinning Back Clique: Who should fight Nick Diaz? Is Alistair Overeem a lock for the UFC Hall of Fame?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, Simon Head hosts and is joined by MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze,” as well as MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan. Let’s get to it!


  • It seems beloved MMA veteran Nick Diaz is prepping for a return to the cage in early 2021, in what would be his first fight since January 2015. So who should he fight in his UFC comeback?
  • The UFC has been a leader in the sporting world in dealing with COVID-19, but in recent weeks, a number of bouts have fallen out at the last minute. What should the UFC be doing better as a response?
  • Bellator hosts a big doubleheader at the FightSphere this weekend. But which card has the more intriguing main event? Is it Bellator 245 with a Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida rematch, or Bellator 246, with Juan Archuleta vs. Patchy Mix for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title?
  • Speaking of Bellator titles, former UFC title challengers Cat Zingano and Liz Carmouche are each set to make their Bellator debuts this weekend. Which one has best shot at holding Bellator gold?
  • Lastly, Alistair Overeem picked up a big win at UFC on ESPN+ 34 and says he wants to hold UFC gold before he calls it a career. Is he still a UFC Hall of Famer if he falls short of that goal?

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/spinning-back-clique-who-should-fight-nick-diaz-is-alistair-overeem-a-lock-for-the-ufc-hall-of-fame

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