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, MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan and MMA Junkie senior reporter Mike Bohn. Let’s get to it!


  • The long awaited grudge match between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley headlines UFC on ESPN+ 35 on Saturday. Who would be hurt more with a loss?
  • A highly anticipated lightweight matchup between former interim champions Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson is fizzled, but is it really unsalvageable, as UFC President Dana White said?
  • Should the controversial finish between Ed Herman and Mike Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN+ 35 be a turning point for change when it comes to the use of instant replay in MMA?
  • Bellator has crowned two new champions in Vadim Nemkov and Juan Archuleta during its recent string of events. Which title will be the next to change hands for the promotion?