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    LIVE From Las Vegas | Kevin Holland, Glover Teixeira, Ryan Clark, Carrot Top, Urijah Faber, Adrian Yanez, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 55:17

    The UFC stars, and other celebrities, came out in full force on Friday at the UFC X Fan Expo in Las Vegas and MMA Fighting was there to speak to them. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Kevin Holland, Glover Teixeira, Adrian Yanez, Chris Curtis, Jens Pulver, and other UFC athletes. In addition, conversations with former NFL defensive standout Ryan Clark, and comedian Carrot Top ahead of Saturday's UFC 276 event. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 276 Preview Show: Adesanya Calling His Shot, Strickland-Pereira Hype, Volkanovski-Holloway 3 For All The Marbles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 80:12

    The best card of the year has arrived! UFC 276 is here and it's a fight fan's delight, loaded from top to bottom with big names and fascinating storylines. Israel Adesanya is calling his shot against Jared Cannonier — can he deliver? Will Max Holloway finally get his revenge against Alexander Volkanovski?? And did anyone expect Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira to generate so much hype?!? MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, José Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon break down one of the best International Fight Week offerings in years. Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    HOAM | Reaction To Sean Strickland's Performance At the UFC 276 Press Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 64:42

    Sean Strickland certainly made the most of his first UFC press conference on Thursday as he planted the seeds for a potential fight with current champ — and UFC 276 headliner — Israel Adesanya. On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck checks in from inside the UFC X Fan Expo in Las Vegas to discuss Strickland's performance at the presser and how much interest there could be in an Adesanya vs. Strickland fight. In addition, listeners ask about Sean O'Malley and his UFC 276 fight with Pedro Munhoz, a fired up Max Holloway at the press conference, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    HOAM | Live From Las Vegas, Where Does Sean O'Malley Go With Win AT UFC 276?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 71:24

    While there are a lot of intriguing matchups set for Saturday's UFC 276 event, there's a lot of eyeballs locked in on the bantamweight main card bout between Sean O'Malley and Pedro Munhoz. If O'Malley is able to pass his toughest test to date, what kinds of matchups would he be looking at? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck checks in from Las Vegas and takes a look at the options that could be available to O'Malley if he is victorious this weekend. In addition, listeners ask questions about UFC 276 as a whole, if there's a current champion — or anyone — that could break the all-time UFC title defense record, what the UFC could do if Jared Cannonier defeats Israel Adesanya in the main event, the futures of Arman Tsarukyan and Shavkat Rakhmonov, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jon Anik Believes We'll See Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 4 | UFC 276

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:03

    UFC play-by-play voice Jon Anik catches up with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas to preview Saturday's UFC 276 event, including the main event between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier for the middleweight title, the co-main event trilogy fight for the featherweight championship between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, talks why Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira is a standout fight, his broadcast partner Daniel Cormier getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kayla Harrison Talks Kaitlyn Young, Ronda Rousey's Recent Comments on Her Own Career and Amanda Nunes' Exit from American Top Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 26:28

    Ahead of her fight at PFL 6, Kayla Harrison previews her upcoming matchup against Kaitlin Young after her original opponent Julia Budd was forced off the card at the last minute. Harrison discusses why she's her own worst critic when it comes to her fights but how that actually drives her to be better each and every time out. She also addresses the recent interview with former U.S. Olympic teammate Ronda Rousey after she revealed new details about the end of her own fighting career. Harrison will also respond to comments made by former teammate Amanda Nunes, who left American Top Team recently to strike out on her own after suffering a loss to Julianna Pena in the UFC. All this and more in a one-on-one interview with Kayla Harrison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No Bets Barred: Going All Out For UFC 276 With Bets On Every Single Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 102:23

    It's the biggest weekend of the MMA year with International Fight Week going down in Las Vegas, and as such, the No Bets Barred boys are bringing you their biggest episode ever. Both Conner and Jed have bets on EVERY SINGLE FIGHT taking place at UFC 276 — and they're joined by New York Ric to talk through their glorious excesses and get his best betting plays as well. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 276 Media Day Reaction | Israel Adesanya Takes Shot At Jon Jones, Sean O'Malley Shines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 15:14

    Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier are fired up for their main event clash for the UFC middleweight title this Saturday at UFC 276 — and they brought the energy on Wednesday. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and José Youngs check in from inside the UFC APEX following the UFC 276 media day to react to Adesanya and Cannonier's pre-fight media scrums in anticipation of the International Fight Week capper. In addition, they discuss the co-main event fighters Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, Sean O'Malley shining throughout, Sean Strickland's memorable sit down, and much more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | UFC: Israel Adesanya x Alex Poatan ‘vai ser inevitável'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 67:51

    O UFC 276 coloca quatro dos melhores pesos-médios do planeta em ação em Las Vegas, e pode finalmente sacramentar um dos duelos mais aguardados dos últimos tempos. Com os condecorados strikers Israel Adesanya e Alex Poatan enfrentando Jared Cannonier e Sean Strickland, respectivamente, o Trocação Franca recebe o jornalista Fernando Cappelli, assessor do GLORY e Karate Combat, e faixa-preta de de caratê e kickboxing, para uma resenha sobre as grandes lutas de sábado. O podcast conversa, ainda, com Pedro Munhoz e Larissa Pacheco, que lutam esta semana nos Estados Unidos.O UFC 276 coloca quatro dos melhores pesos-médios do planeta em ação em Las Vegas, e pode finalmente sacramentar um dos duelos mais aguardados dos últimos tempos. Com os condecorados strikers Israel Adesanya e Alex Poatan enfrentando Jared Cannonier e Sean Strickland, respectivamente, o Trocação Franca recebe o jornalista Fernando Cappelli, assessor do GLORY e Karate Combat, e faixa-preta de de caratê e kickboxing, para uma resenha sobre as grandes lutas de sábado. O podcast conversa, ainda, com Pedro Munhoz e Larissa Pacheco, que lutam esta semana nos Estados Unidos. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. UFC 276 will feature four of the best middleweights on the planet in Las Vegas — and might culminate in one of the most anticipated bouts in recent memory next. With decorated strikers Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira facing Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland, respectively, Trocação Franca welcomes Brazilian journalist Fernando Cappelli, PR man for GLORY and Karate Combat and a black belt in both kickboxing and karate, to break down Saturday's matchups. The podcast also includes interviews with Pedro Munhoz and Larissa Pacheco ahead of their UFC and PFL bouts. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    HOAM | UFC 276 Fight Week Kickoff, What's Next For Shavkat Rakhmonov?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 41:12

    Shavkat Rakhmonov made an emphatic statement this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 57 when he submitted Neil Magny in the co-main event. How high up the divisional ladder should the UFC push him? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck checks in from the airport as he prepares to head to Las Vegas for International Fight Week to react to Rakhmonov's incredible performance and what direction he may go for his next fight. In addition, listener questions include where Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan head from their tremendous main event this past Saturday, the scoring of that lightweight bout, if the UFC will do an immediate rematch if Max Holloway picks up a dominant finish of Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276, Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira stakes, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Jim Miller Ready to Make History at UFC 276; Josh Emmett Calls for Winner of Alexander Volkanovsk vs. Max Holloway 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 77:04

    On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Jim Miller and Josh Emmett join the show ahead of a stacked UFC 276 card on Saturday. With his 40th UFC fight taking place this weekend, Miller will discuss his record setting rematch against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and how that matchup came together on short notice after his original opponent Bobby Green was forced off the card. Miller also addresses his future aspirations including plans to compete at UFC 300. Featherweight contender Josh Emmett also joins the show this week to discuss his win over Calvin Kattar and plans to sit cageside this weekend to watch the title fight trilogy between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway. Emmett gives his pick in the fight and how he expects to challenge the winner after claiming his spot as the No. 1 contender in the division. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify Read More: MMA Fighting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 57

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 101:03

    Mateusz Gamrot outlasted a fellow high-level lightweight in Arman Tsarukyan to cap off UFC Vegas 57. With the biggest win of his career under his belt, where does the former KSW double champ go from Saturday night? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that very interesting question from a matchmaking perspective after an incredible main event. In addition, future matchups are discussed for the event's biggest standout Shavkat Rakhmonov following his incredible performance in submitting Neil Magny in the co-main event, Josh Parisian after his second-round comeback TKO win over Alan Baudot, along with Thiago Moises — who submitted Christos Giagos in the first round — Umar Nurmagomedov, Chris Curtis, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 57 Post-Fight Show | Shavkat Rakhmonov Has Arrived, Gamrot vs. Tsarukyan Delivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 63:53

    The UFC Vegas 57 main event between Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan will go down as one of the most high-level UFC Fight Night main event's in quite some time, but as great as that fight was, the story of the night came from the co-main event winner, Shavkat Rakhmonov. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to Gamrot's unanimous decision win over Tsarukyan and discuss the extremely high ceilings for both lightweight contenders. In addition, they talk Rakhmonov's destruction of Neil Magny in the co-main event and what could be next for the undefeated welterweight prospect, and other storylines coming out of Saturday's event at the APEX.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 57 Preview Show: Will Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Winner Be Destined For UFC Gold?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 70:20

    Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot are two of the brightest up and comers on the UFC roster and are set for the main event of UFC Vegas 57. Could the winner of this fascinating matchup see the UFC lightweight title wrapped around their waist in the future? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the five-round lightweight battle and what is at stake for both guys. In addition, they talk Neil Magny attempting to break Georges St-Pierre's welterweight win record, and stop the surge of divisional prospect Shavkat Rakhmonov, Umar Nurmagomedov's ceiling in the loaded bantamweight division as he prepares to face Nate Maness, and other storylines ahead of the UFC's return to the APEX. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Does Anybody Actually Want To See Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 96:03

    Reports have surfaced that a second boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is currently being discussed. While the jury is still out on whether or not that's actually what will end up happening, if it does, would you be willing to pay to watch it again? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, it's a Free-For-All Friday where MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions all show long — which includes thoughts on a potential rematch between two of the biggest stars in combat sports. In addition, topics include Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury being set for Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden, the UFC Vegas 57 main event between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, UFC 276 prelims being set to air on ABC, Bellator 282, James Krause as a coach, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Triple-Header Night! | Mousasi, Pettis Headline Busy Weekend Outside UFC | Bellator, PFL, BKFC Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:39

    We're getting spoiled this weekend, MMA fans. With big shows from Bellator and PFL (as well as BKFC 26), Friday night's combat sports schedule is S T A C K E D. Shaun Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee set the table for the upcoming MMA smorgasbord by previewing Friday's non-UFC slate, headlined by Gegard Mousasi's latest title defense, the next stage of Bellator's bantamweight grand prix, and one of the best fights PFL can currently make. What will you be watching? Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BTL | Dana White vs. Nate Diaz, UFC Austin Fallout, Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot, Best Card of Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 69:28

    UFC president Dana White and Nate Diaz are going back and forth once again, but will anything change because of it? This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss Diaz wanting to compete this summer or be outright released from the company, White saying Diaz should go fight Jake Paul, whether or not Calvin Kattar has a gripe after his UFC Austin loss to Josh Emmett in the main event, the MVP of this past Saturday's card in Texas, the UFC Vegas 57 main event between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot and how that event compares to the offerings of Bellator, PFL, and BKFC this weekend, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Randy Costa. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Randy Costa: @RandyCosta135 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Kevin Holland Throws Name Into Nate Diaz Sweepstakes, Can The Ultimate Fighter Be Fixed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 78:27

    After a sensational showing at UFC Austin, Kevin Holland is hoping to land a big fight with Nate Diaz. On a brand new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the matchup, and the chances the UFC could go in that direction. In addition, listener topics include getting fans to care about The Ultimate Fighter in 2022, wanting Laura Sanko on color commentary for UFC events sooner than later, the ceilings of surging middleweights Andre Muniz and Dricus Du Plessis — who both compete at UFC 276 next Saturday — the announcement of Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera to headline UFC San Diego in August, if Bellator has the best card of the weekend over the UFC, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No Bets Barred | Finding Value In A Triple-Header Weekend | UFC Vegas 57, PFL 5, and Bellator 282 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 94:01

    Conner Burks returns to the No Bets Barred podcast after his European vacation — and he comes back just in time, as there's an MMA triple-header this weekend for the boys to break down between events from the UFC, PFL, and Bellator. Conner and co-host Jed Meshew are also joined by gambling neophyte Alexander K. Lee, who recaps his first foray into MMA betting, and laments the judging at UFC Austin that cost him a winning weekend. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Dana White's Response To Nate Diaz, Suggestion Diaz Should Go Fight Jake Paul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 85:41

    UFC president Dana White was given the opportunity to respond to Nate Diaz's request to get a fight this summer, or a release, as well as the popular fighter teasing a future bout with Jake Paul. With White suggesting Diaz should go face Paul in the boxing ring, does that mean the UFC will cut Diaz loose? On a special Wednesday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to White's comments about Diaz and wonders why the UFC doesn't just give Diaz what he wants and set him free to pursue any opportunity he wants outside of the promotion. In addition, listeners as questions about UFC Vegas 57 this Saturday, the UFC's bantamweight division, if Sean O'Malley vs. Adrian Yanez is the fight to make if O'Malley is successful against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, Israel Adesanya's recent comments about Alex Pereira, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Demian Maia analisa Charles do Bronx x Makhachev e comenta volta aos tatames

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 58:53

    Demian Maia ainda quer fazer uma luta de despedida do MMA pelo UFC. Enquanto não convence Dana White da ideia, porém, o faixa-preta dá mais um passo no retorno aos tatames sábado, quando enfrentar o ex-campeão do UFC Ben Henderson na Europa. Em papo com o Trocação Franca, Demian falou do duelo e explicou por que não cogita lutar em outra organização de MMA, apontou Charles do Bronx uma luta complicada para Islam Makhachev e Khabib Nurmagomedov, elegeu Marcus Buchecha como o próximo grande nome da arte suave no MMA, e quais lendas do pano gostaria de ter visto competindo mais vezes nos ringues. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Demian Maia still wants to make his final walk to the cage under the UFC banner. While he hasn't yet convinced Dana White of the idea, Maia returns to the mat this Saturday in Europe to grapple former UFC champion Benson Henderson. In a long chat with Trocação Franca, Maia discussed the matchup, why he hasn't considered competing for other MMA organizations, why Charles Oliveira is a complicated foe for Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov, why Marcus Buchecha is the next big jiu-jitsu star who will succeed in MMA, and which BJJ legends he wishes to have seen compete more in MMA. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Nate Diaz Calls Out UFC Once Again, UFC 278 Lineup, UFC Austin Fallout, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 84:21

    Nate Diaz is taking the UFC to task once again, but is the promotion going to do anything about the latest gripe from one of the sport's biggest stars? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Diaz's social media callout of the promotion and what could be done, In addition, listeners bring up topics such as if UFC Austin is the current frontrunner for event of the year in MMA, American Top Team coach Mike Brown wanting to see Dustin Poirier compete at welterweight, the current UFC 278 lineup and if it's a card fans will spend $75 on, which second generation fighter will compete in the UFC octagon, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. This week, the show will also take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Neil Magny On Why He Takes Fights Nobody Else Will; Merab Dvalishvili On Wanting Jose Aldo Over ‘Piece of S***' Petr Yan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 70:04

    On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Neil Magny and Merab Dvalishvili join the show. Magny will preview his upcoming fight against rising star Shavkat Rakhmonov and why he's been so willing to take fights against highly touted prospects while other ranked welterweights refuse to even entertain those kinds of opponents. Also on the show, Merab Dvalishvili discusses his new fight that was just announced against Jose Aldo at UFC 278 and why he prefers that matchup over a potential showdown with former champion Petr Yan. Dvalishvili will also preview his teammate Aljamain Sterling taking on T.J. Dillashaw and the relationship he shares with the current UFC bantamweight champion. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify Read More: MMA Fighting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 93:07

    Following his split decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event of Saturday's UFC Austin event, Josh Emmett told Dana White he plans to sit cage side for the UFC 276 featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway because he plans to face the winner. Will Emmett get his wish? On a brand new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats following the promotion's return to the Lone Star State to discuss what could be next for Emmett and Kattar in the loaded 145-division. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Kevin Holland following his impressive submission win over Tim Means in the co-main event, along with Joaquin Buckley, Damir Ismagulov, Gregory Rodrigues, Adrian Yanez, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Austin Post-Fight Show | Was Calvin Kattar Robbed In Main Event vs. Josh Emmett?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 74:29

    Following Josh Emmett's split decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Austin, it seemed pretty clear that calling a close fight such as that “a robbery” would be highly egregious. However, after looking at the judges' scorecards more in-depth, maybe there is a case to be made. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee gave their thoughts on the headline of the UFC's return to Texas — and judge Chris Lee's debated fourth-round scoring — and where Emmett goes from the biggest win of his career, Kevin Holland's sensational performance against Tim Means, Adrian Yanez's potential breakout moment, the late scratch of Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, Joaquin Buckley's ceiling at 185 after his career best performance, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Austin Preview Show | Can Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett Earn Title Shot With Main Event Win?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 70:40

    Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett will battle it out in a pivotal UFC featherweight divisional clash in the main event of UFC Austin. Could the winner emerge as the new No. 1 contender in one of the promotion's deepest divisions? Ahead of Saturday's card in the Lone Star State, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their thoughts on the headliner and the potential stakes involved, the co-main event between veteran bonus collectors Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon, and whether or not it could be the last time we see either compete inside the octagon, where Kevin Holland would go in the 170-pound division with a victory of veteran Tim Means, and other intriguing storylines in the promotion's first event since a memorable UFC 275 card. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Does the UFC Need To Add Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz Co-Main Event To UFC 278 Lineup?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 85:44

    With the UFC announcing the UFC 278 main event on Aug. 20 between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards for the welterweight title in Salt Lake City, does the event need some extra sizzle with a Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz co-main event in order to entice fans to purchase three UFC pay-per-view events in a less than two month span? That question is discussed on an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition listeners submit questions in regards to the UFC Austin main event between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett and whether a title shot could be on the line for the winner, Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, the return of Daniel Rodriguez, the depth of UFC 276 from top-to-bottom, which UFC prospect currently has the highest stock value, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Glover Teixeira admite ‘vontade de chorar' com guilhotina e pede revanche com Jiri Prochazka

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 23:25

    O Trocação Franca volta nesta quinta-feira para uma edição especial. Em bate-papo exclusivo, Glover Teixeira passa a limpo a derrota para Jiri Prochazka no UFC 275, quando esteve a poucos segundos de defender o título dos meio-pesados na Singapura, mas acabou finalizado com um mata-leão. Glover falou da guilhotina frustrada, o desejo de revanche — nem que seja em território inimigo — atualizou os planos de aposentadoria, e as alfinetadas de Paulo Borrachinha, entre outros assuntos. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Trocação Franca returns Thursday for a special edition. In an exclusive chat, Glover Teixeira looks back at his UFC 275 loss to Jiri Prochazka, in which he was seconds away from defending his light heavyweight title but ended up getting submitted in Singapore. Teixeira discusses his failed guillotine attempt in the fifth round, the desire to run it back (even if it's in enemy territory), and his updated retirement plans. He also responds to Paulo Costa's comments, and more. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BTL | Prochazka vs. Teixeira Classic, UFC 275 Wrap-Up, UFC Austin, Sterling vs. Dillashaw

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 85:49

    The MMA world will be talking about the UFC 275 main event between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira for years to come. But just how great was the fight compared to some of the all-time memorable clashes in UFC history? This week on an all-new Between the Links, that question is discussed following Saturday's card in Singapore. In addition, the panel plays a new game called, “Which one is more true?” to put a bow on the PPV card, look ahead to Saturday's UFC Austin event headlined by Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett and what could be at stake for both men, a reaction to the targeted bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Zabit Retiring, Sterling vs. Dillashaw Targeted Title Fight, Possibility of McGregor vs. Chandler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 81:55

    Zabit Magomedsharipov has officially notified the UFC he is retiring from the sport of MMA. Will he go down as the biggest "what if" in the history of the promotion? That question is discussed on a brand new edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition, listeners submit questions about the targeted bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw and if it was the right fight to make, what that bout does for the direction of the potentially returning Henry Cejudo, the rumored fight between Jose Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili, the chances the UFC books Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler for McGregor's return fight, the depth of Saturday's UFC Austin card, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘DAMN! They Were Good' | The Legendary Career Of 'The Iceman,' Chuck Liddell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 101:21

    DAMN! They Were Good is podcast where we celebrate the careers of some of our favorite fighters ever. This episode, Jed Meshew is joined by Damon Martin and Steven Marrocco to discuss one of the most important fighters in MMA history: Chuck Liddell. Liddell's career spans from the pre-Zuffa UFC days up through The Ultimate Fighter boom to MMA's emergence in the mainstream, and it did so in part because Liddell helped push the sport there. Dubbed “The Iceman” for his stoic demeanor, Liddell captivated fans with his presence and performances, authoring some of the best knockouts in the history of the sport, becoming the first true crossover star for MMA, and serving as the standard bearer for the UFC during its most pivotal time. Without Chuck Liddell, it's possible there is no UFC today. Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Steven Marrocco @MMAFightingSM Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No Bets Barred | Teach A Man To Gamble On UFC Austin And He'll Bet For A Lifetime

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 90:23

    With Conner Burks still on Holiday, host Jed Meshew is joined this week by notorious anti-gambler Alexander K. Lee to try and show him why betting on MMA is so fun. Jed teaches Alex the difference between Value Bets and Vibes Bets ... and gets "The Prince of Positivity" to place a number of bets on UFC Austin. Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Taila Santos quer revanche com Valentina Shevchenko

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 66:19

    Taila Santos chegou perto de quebrar a banca no UFC 275, dando a Valentina Shevchenko sua luta mais dura como peso-mosca na Singapura. De volta ao Brasil, a lutadora conversou com o Trocação Franca e disse que acredita ter vencido ao menos três rounds, explicou como a cabeçada mudou a luta, e disse que aceitaria enfrentar a campeã novamente após a cirurgia no rosto. Na sessão Fight Week, o podcast bateu um papo com Maria Oliveira, a penetra da festa da Anitta, além de Gregory Rodrigues, Raush Manfio e Natan Schulte. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Taila Santos came close to pulling off a major upset at UFC 275, giving Valentina Shevchenko her toughest fight ever at flyweight in Singapore. Back to her native Brazil, Santos spoke to Trocação Franca about her belief that she won at least three rounds, how the clash of heads changed the fight, whether she's down to running it back after undergoing surgery, and more. In the Fight Week segment of the show, we talk to UFC fighters Maria Oliveira and Gregory Rodrigues and PFL lightweights Raush Manfio and Natan Schulte. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Where Does Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira Rank In All-Time Best UFC Fights? Adrian Yanez Joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 124:48

    Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira put on an instant classic in the main event of UFC 275 this past Saturday. Some of the newer MMA fans believe it's the greatest UFC title fight they have ever seen, but are they right? On a brand new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers that question and reacts to the incredible fight — which was won by Prochazka with a stunning fifth-round submission — as well as what could be next for the new champion following Saturday's card in Singapore. In addition, listeners submit questions about Valentina Shevchenko's split decision win over Taila Santos and who the long reigning champion could face next, the UFC 278 headliner between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards being made official, what's at stake in the UFC Austin headliner between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett this Saturday, and more. Plus, Adrian Yanez (1:35:27) joins the show to preview his UFC Austin matchup with Tony Kelley. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Josh Emmett Previews Saturday's Calvin Kattar Fight, Felice Herrig Reveals Why She Retired from MMA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 101:22

    On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Josh Emmett joins the show to discuss his upcoming main event fight against Calvin Kattar at UFC Austin and why he believes this is a No. 1 contender's fight in the featherweight division. Of course, Emmett will also address the upcoming title fight trilogy between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway and explaining why he's always looked at Volkanovski as one of his dream fights in the UFC. In her first interview since announcing her retirement, Felice Herrig also joins the show to detail what led to her calling it a career following her recent fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz and the long road back to the octagon after two separate knee surgeries. Herrig will also tease what she has store in the future and how making an OnlyFans page helped to stabilize her income during the years she was away from fighting while recovering from knee surgery. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify Read More: MMA Fighting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 275

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 83:08

    Where do Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira go following their epic battle in the main event of Saturday's UFC 275 event Singapore? What about Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos following their super competitive UFC flyweight title fight, along with Zhang Weili after viciously knocking out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the featured bout? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer those questions from a matchmaking perspective on a brand new episode of On To the Next One. Future matchups are also discussed for Jake Matthews following his finish of Andre Fialho, Jack Della Maddalena after his breakout TKO win over Ramazan Emeev, discuss the career of Jedrzejczyk following her retirement announcement, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 275 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Jiri Prochazka's Stunning Late Submission, Shevchenko's Struggles, Joanna's Retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 91:17

    Jiri Prochazka is the new UFC light heavyweight champion after shockingly submitting Glover Teixeira in the final seconds of an all-time classic in the main event of UFC 275. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Shaheen Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee react to the incredible battle that Teixeira seemed like he was about to win, right up until he didn't. In addition, the crew recaps Valentina Shevchenko's scare from Taila Santos throughout her split decision win, Zhang Weili's KO of the Year contender, which led to Joanna Jedrzejczyk announcing her retirement, Jake Matthews and Jack Della Maddalena having next-level performances in the welterweight division, and much more from Saturday's memorable pay-per-view event in Singapore. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 275 Preview Show | Will Jiri Prochazka End Glover Teixeira's Fairy Tale? | Shevchenko's Pursuit Of History, Joanna's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 79:23

    Can Glover Teixeira continue his incredible run and successfully defend his UFC light heavyweight title at 42 years old, or will the chaotic Jiri Prochazka begin his own reign of terror? Teixeira and Prochazka will meet in the main event of Saturday's UFC 275 fight card in Singapore. Ahead of the intriguing headliner, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee break down the matchup, along with the flyweight championship co-main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos, the highly anticipated Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | What's Next For Nick Diaz? MVP vs. Mike Perry BKFC Fight, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Belal Muhammad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 72:41

    If Nick Diaz competes in the octagon again, is there an opponent that makes sense for a UFC return? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question. In addition, topics include BKFC's big announcement that Mike Perry will face Bellator's Michael Page in August and why Bellator deserves a lot of credit for allowing "MVP" to participate in the bout, a potential Khamzat Chimaev vs. Belal Muhammad fight, who Conor McGregor may fight when he returns, the late scratch of Manel Kape vs. Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 275, what it means for a UFC card to air on ABC, Valentina Shevchenko's greatness, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BTL LIVE | Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka, Weili vs. Jedrzejczyk 2, UFC 275, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 58:00

    Glover Teixeira will defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the first time against Jiri Prochazka in the main event of Saturday's UFC 275 card in Singapore. While the matchup is fascinating, is there an argument to be made that both fighters are being undervalued and overlooked? This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss the 205-pound title fight and where both guys could go based on the result. In addition, topics will include whether or not Taila Santos would pull off the biggest upset in UFC history with a win over Valentina Shevchenko, the highly anticipated rematch between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and who the shift to a three round fight favors more, the low-key banger of the event, a quick recap of UFC Vegas 56, and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the discussion between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and UFC lightweight Joe Solecki. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Joe Solecki: @JoeSolecki Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Will Joanna Jedrzejczyk's Long Layoff Help Or Hurt Her At UFC 275?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 85:30

    There are many questions surrounding Joanna Jedrzejczyk's long-awaited return to the octagon this Saturday at UFC 275 in a rematch with Zhang Weili — most notably, how will she respond after a two-plus year layoff? On an brand new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on that, and the matchup itself. In addition, listeners ask questions about Paddy Pimblett's UFC London booking with Jordan Leavitt, the UFC 275 main event between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, Valentina Shevchenko not getting the main event slot, a potential co-promotion between Bellator and Eagle FC and if it's the right decision for both promotions, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Daniel Cormier Previews UFC 275, Reveals Who Will Induct Him Into UFC Hall of Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 13:24

    New UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier stops by with MMA Fighting's José Youngs to preview the top three fights at Saturday's UFC 275 pay-per-view event, reveal who will induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame later this summer, debate Ryan Clark's recent hot take on Chris Brown and Michael Jackson, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No Bets Barred | Going All In On Valentina Shevchenko | UFC 275 Best Bets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 79:23

    Things are a little bit different this week for the No Bets Barred crew as Conner Burks is out of the country, so instead, Jed Meshew is joined by MMA Fighting writer Mike Heck to break down the best bets for UFC 275 — and without Conner to keep him in line, Jed puts down wagers on five different underdogs, plus an all-in bet on Valentina Shevchenko. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Joinha fala de Glover x Prochazka, Anderson, Poatan, e mais

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 75:40

    Glover Teixeira defende o cinturão dos meio-pesados do UFC neste sábado contra Jiri Prochazka na Singapura, e o Trocação Franca recebe o empresário Jorge Guimarães “Joinha”, que acompanhou a carreira do lutador desde os tempos em que ele era proibido de entrar nos Estados Unidos. Na entrevista, “Joinha” fala do sucesso do atleta e atualiza a situação de outros clientes. O podcast conversa ainda com o jornalista Cesar Augusto, um apaixonado por lutas que fez parte de coberturas históricas do UFC na TV Globo, como a primeira transmissão de Galvão Bueno e a fratura da perna de Anderson Silva. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. With Glover Teixeira defending the UFC title Saturday against Jiri Prochazka, Trocação Franca welcomes in Jorge Guimarães, who's managed Teixeira's career since before the champ was allowed back into the United States. Guimarães discusses Teixeira's success and gives an update on what's next for several other MMA fighters. We also chat with veteran journalist Cesar Augusto, who's covered some of the most historic UFC moments to ever air on Globo TV in Brazil. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jon Anik: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Zhang Weili 2 Feels Like Gaethje vs. Chandler | UFC 275

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 21:04

    UFC lead play-by-play voice Jon Anik checks in once again with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview Saturday's UFC 275 event — including the light heavyweight championship main event between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, Valentin Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos for the flyweight title, and the rematch of an epic battle between former strawweight champs Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Devieson Figueiredo's Gripe With the UFC, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's Title Hopes With UFC 275 Win, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 88:48

    Deiveson Figueiredo is not happy the UFC is moving forward with an interim flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 in July and has made some interesting demands to remain in the division. Was it the right move? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Figueiredo's recent gripe with the UFC and gives his take on what will likely be the outcome. In addition, listeners ask questions about UFC 275, Glover Teixeira's chances to defeat Jiri Prochazka in the main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's championship hopes should she defeat Zhang Weili, the negativity of a select group of MMA fans, the PFL's recent decision making regarding their regular season and their announced alternates, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Valentina Shevchenko Reveals What Separates Her From Other Fighters; Lauren Murphy Talks Miesha Tate, Previews UFC 275

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 80:11

    On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko joins the podcast to discuss her upcoming title defense against Taila Santos and what keeps her motivated after largely clearing out the majority of contenders in the flyweight division. Shevchenko also discusses her frequent travels and what she plans to do with her free time after she finally retires from competition. Also on the show this week, Lauren Murphy stops by to help preview UFC 275 as she details what makes Shevchenko such a difficult puzzle to solve, Glover Teixeira's chances to remain champion in his fight against Jiri Prochazka and what to expect when Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns to face Zhang Weili in a highly anticipated rematch. Murphy also discusses her upcoming fight against Miesha Tate while getting brutally honest about what went wrong in her own bid to become the 125-pound champion in her last outing. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify Read More: MMA Fighting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 56

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 92:22

    With a victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event of UFC Vegas 56, Alexander Volkov is in a very interesting spot. Does he get the chance to fight ahead in the heavyweight rankings, or will he now have to face a surging contender? That question is discussed by MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee following Saturday's event at the UFC APEX. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Movsar Evloev following his incredible performance against a game Dan Ige in the co-main event, Lucas Almeida after his Fight of the Night win against Mike Trizano, along with Karine Silva and Ode Osbourne following their main card finishes, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 56 Post-Fight Show | Was Herb Dean Too Quick Stopping Alexander Volkov's Win Over Jairzinho Rozenstruik?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 71:58

    Alexander Volkov put Jairzinho Rozenstruik away in just over two minutes in the heavyweight main event of UFC Vegas 56, but Herb Dean once again found himself in the center of controversy in the MMA community for the stoppage. Was the veteran referee correct in his decision, or was it too soon? That question is discussed with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee following the UFC's first June event. Other topics include the ceiling of rising prospect Movsar Evloev following his impressive win over Dan Ige, referees not taking away points enough, Felice Herrig announcing her retirement following an emotional submission loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 56 Preview Show | What's Actually At Stake For Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 73:42

    Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozentruik will both look to avoid losing consecutive fights for the first time in their UFC careers in the main event of UFC Vegas 56. Ahead of Saturday's event at the APEX, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew preview the heavyweight headliner and are unanimous in who they predict will win. In addition, they'll discuss Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev in the co-main event, the wild story of newcomer Askar Mozharov's pro record, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heck of a Morning | Aljamain Sterling's Potential Move To 145, Askar Mozharov's Record Keeps Changing, Danny Sabatello Joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 96:15

    Aljamain Sterling has discussed possibly moving up to featherweight to make way for teammate and friend Merab Dvalishvili to get a title shot with another win or two, while this weekend's UFC Vegas 56 event features a debuting fighter with a pro record that continues to change. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers listener questions about Sterling's potential move to 145, along with UFC newcomer Askar Mozharov's frequently changing record ahead of his fight with Alonzo Menefield this Saturday at the APEX. Listener topics also include Arman Tsarukyan's ceiling, pound-for-pound rankings, UFC Long Island, Gregor Gillespie, and more. In addition, Bellator bantamweight Danny Sabatello (1:03:23) returns to the show to preview his Bellator 278 grand prix matchup with Leandro Higo, talks Dana White doing him a favor not signing him off of the Contender Series, Bellator's 135-pound roster compared to the UFC's, his distain for Higo, and much more. Beginning next week, you can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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