Oct. 8, 2018
It should have been a showcase of mixed martial arts excellence but UFC 229 in Las Vegas went from being a spectacular night of MMA to one of the most controversial events in the sport's history. Violent skirmishes broke out following Khabib Nurmagomedov's victory over Conor McGregor. This isn't the first time that there have been ugly scenes that have involved Conor McGregor, earlier this year he was involved in a backstage melee at a New York City arena in which he was caught on camera hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters. He was sentenced to community service. Is McGregor becoming bad for the sport? Vinny got the views of commentators Brendan Mulgrew and Chris Suitor. Also on the podcast, James Bond will "probably" never be played by a female actress, the film series' executive producer has said. Barbara Broccoli, who is in charge of casting 007, told the Guardian: "Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male." But after 26 movies is it time for a female Bond? Vinny got the views of commentators Emma Woolf and Lembit Opik.