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Weekend BP: Fill the sports void with ... sports

The weekend offers a full slate of UFC and WWE replays.

WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan fires up the crowd before the San Francisco Giants game against the Washington Nationals of Game 3 of baseball’s NL Division Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Gro Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

It’s going to be a long time before we get to watch the San Francisco Giants, or any live baseball again. For that matter, it’s going to be a long time before we get to watch any live sports.

But there are always replays.

A bunch of us got together on Wednesday and watched a replay of a Giants 2010 postseason game, and we’ll do that again this coming week.

Yet as fun as it is to watch old Giants games on YouTube, there’s something cathartic about turning on the TV and watching some scheduled sports, the way we’re used to. Even when they’re just replays.

So if you’re missing the traditional method of watching sports, this is a decent weekend for you. At least it is if you like combat sports.

Today, ESPN is running an MMA marathon of some of the greatest fights in UFC history. It’s 11 straight hours of fights, starting at 9:00 a.m. PT. There’s a lot of Conor McGregor, if you’re into the whole superstar athlete thing, and some Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov, if you’re into the whole greatest athletes in their sport thing.

And then on Sunday, in keeping with the PPV combat theme, ESPN will air WWE’s WrestleMania 30 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

If you’ve been wanting to get into the world of professional wrestling, this shelter in place time will provide you that opportunity. ESPN, in need of content with no live sports to offer, has struck a deal with WWE to air a good number of re-runs.

I wish I could offer you some live Giants baseball on TV, but I sadly can’t. In the meantime, this will have to suffice. Enjoy.