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If I Did It: UFC Fires Leslie Smith, Hires Greg Hardy

Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA. This week we look at the UFC’s decision to not re-sign union organizer Leslie Smith while bringing controversial NFL veteran Greg Hardy into the fold. Right after the show, watch the same team tackle PR kerfluffles from the worlds of media and politics on If The Shoes Fit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpkNy…

Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond.

Kid Nate of Bloody Elbow (who has a podcast about rock and roll history) and Eugene S. Robinson, from ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” join host Alexei Auld for another episode of If I Did It. Collectively, they make up the MMA Puncholes. Join them right after this show for If the Shoes Fit, where they go beyond the world of MMA.

You’re the UFC. How do you explain your Leslie Smith situation, live and in public, if you will? – 0:52

You’re the UFC. What is your Greg Hardy PR plan in wake of his suspect NFL departure? – 9:35

You’re the UFC. How do you keep live event attendee fights from overshadowing the Octagon action? – 18:20

REGULAR FEATURE: KID NATE’S HEEL TURN – 26:52

REGULAR FEATURE: EUGENE’S LOST BATTALION – 28:55

THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOLLOW US on Twitter @eugeneSrobinson, @alexeiauld, @KidNate. At Facebook @MMAPuncholes. PLEASE GIVE THIS A THUMBS UP and leave comments on YouTube, subscribe to MMANationdotcom on YouTube and MMANation on iTunes and SoundCloud, visit Bloody Elbow, buy OXBOW’S THIN BLACK DUKE wherever fine music is sold, and immediately following this show, be sure to check out our new non-MMA show IF THE SHOES FIT on YouTube.

”We’ll be back next week with another installment of If I Did It and we don’t know what we’ll be talking about yet because the PR mistakes have yet to be made.”

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