Welcome to The White Belt MMA Podcast, a weekly look at the biggest topics in the MMA world.

In this edition of the podcast, we’ll review an extremely entertaining UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez II card, discuss George St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he’ll be taking a leave of absence from MMA and vacating the UFC welterweight title in the process, and celebrate all of the wonderful things about The Ultimate Fighter 20.

Which fighter on Saturday’s main card performed in the most surprising way (and I don’t necessarily mean that as a good thing)? Why is Urijah Faber the clear choice for the first shot at the soon-to-be-unified UFC bantamweight belt? Where does Demetrious Johnson stand among MMA’s other pound-for-pound stalwarts?

How will GSP’s absence impact the rest of the welterweight division, and will we ever see him in the Octagon again? Which fights at UFC 171 will prove most exciting? How will former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren perform in his new promotional home?

Why is the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter the most important one to date? What does the announcement of an all-female edition say about the mindset of the UFC brass? Has this season already overshadowed the yet-to-be-aired 19th season?

We’ll answer these questions, and talk about much more on this episode of the White Belt MMA Podcast. As always, follow the podcast on Twitter @mmapodcast and look for past episodes on The MMA Corner and iTunes.

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