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Trocação Franca: Vicente Luque ‘staying ready’ to replace Kamaru Usman or Colby Covington at UFC 268

Vicente Luque finished his last four opponents in the UFC, including Tyron Woodley and Michael Chiesa.
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Rising welterweight contender Vicente Luque joins Guilherme Cruz on the latest episode of MMA Fighting’s Portuguese-language podcast Trocação Franca to discuss his idea to face Nate Diaz in a 10-round fight in the UFC.

“The Silent Assassin” also reveals how his mother Maria Aparecida Catt — a black belt in karate — helps him in training in Brasilia, why there’s no chance he’ll ever agree to fight his teammate and friend Gilbert Burns, and “staying ready” to take a short-notice title fight at UFC 268 against either Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington on Nov. 6.

Then, Brazilian journalist Jorge Correa stops by to debate how the the non-MMA media sees the sport over the years in Brazil, Paulo Costa’s recent weight debacle and presence outside the cage, why Fedor Emelianenko should retire after knocking out Tim Johnson in Russia, the best MMA movies, and much more.

Trocação Franca drops weekly every Wednesday with different Brazilian MMA stars to debate the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.

Listen to the newest episode below and don’t forget to subscribe to the MMA Fighting feed on all your favorite podcast platforms for the latest episodes.