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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour with Ariel Helwani is back in your life. Twice a week you'll hear interviews with the best fighters and biggest personalities in the sport, plus in-depth analysis of the week's UFC and MMA news. Follow the show on YouTube and on your favorite podcast app for new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. From SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero, Andre Fili, Damon Jackson, Campbell McLaren, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 289:21


    Ariel Helwani talks to NewYorkRic around (10:48) about his new hairstyle and where the hair will be donated. The parlay pals also reveal their latest parlay. Damon Jackson talks around (32:00) about his emotional win at UFC Vegas 60, if he ever considered pulling out of the fight, what his brother meant to him, his new nickname, how he bounced back after his UFC departure, what's next, and more. Anderson Silva discusses around (1:01:07) his upcoming boxing fight against Jake Paul, if the boxing community respects him, why he's taking the fight, his only problem with Dana White, if he will do MMA again, when he might call it quits, the UFC Hall of Fame, Jose Aldo's retirement, and more. Andre Fili discusses around (1:42:25) his big win at UFC Vegas 60, his new hairstyle, possible regrets from his fight, why he was so angry going up, how he has changed growing up, why he decided to hide a recent tragedy from his family, how he turned things around emotionally, doing standup comedy, Jose Aldo's retirement, and more. Yoel Romero discusses around (2:16:49) his upcoming Bellator fight against Melvin Manhoef in Ireland, how Conor McGregor has been helpful, his weight cut for light heavyweight, if he plans to return to 185 pounds, how he feels at Bellator, if a title shot is next, his fight against Israel Adesanya, how many boring fights he has had, and more. Campbell McLaren discusses around (2:47:12) why Combate Global should be considered one of the top promotions in the U.S., how it is different than the UFC, the big women's fight coming up, the strategy of adding fighters now, how much the pandemic hurt, who owns the promotion, and more. GC around (3:24:01) makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. In the latest On the Nose around (3:33:33), Ariel Helwani discusses Paulo Costa's evolution, Jose Aldo's legacy, Jon Jones' heavyweight return, gambling and the UFC, MJF interview, Eddie Alvarez's next stop, Ariel's career start, Aspen Ladd's future, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Paulo Costa in studio, MJF in studio, Action Bronson in studio, Cory Sandhagen, Joe Pyfer, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 273:53


    Ariel Helwani kicks off show by looking back at Jose Aldo's career and his legacy. Maxwell Jacob Friedman around (7:05) discusses his new AEW contract, where he went during his time off, the departure of Cody Rhodes, his relationship with Tony Khan, his return in Chicago, his feud with CM Punk, his issues with Jon Moxley, Vince McMahon's retirement, and more. Action Bronson around (58:48) discusses his motivation, his childhood, where he trained to wrestle, the toughness of ‘Robocop' at UFC Vegas 60, his friendship with Chito Vera, the UFC bantamweight title picture, his new head tattoo, Israel Adesanya, Nate Diaz, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:06:23) discusses his secret juice, his feud with Khamzat Chimaev, Jose Aldo's retirement, his past as an IT worker, getting beaten up as a kid, and his run-in with a nurse in Brazil. He also gives NewYorkRic a special haircut. Cory Sandhagen around (3:06:51) discusses his big win over Song Yadong at UFC Vegas 60, Yadong's cut, how his Petr Yan lessons paid off, who he wants next, why Henry Cejudo shouldn't get immediate title shot upon his return, and more. Joe Pyfer around (3:31:52) discusses the big win in his UFC debut, driving exotic cars and Dana White's Ferrari, how he stayed focused through tough times, his rough childhood, “Be Joe Pyfer,” and more. The MMA Hour crew around (4:12:51) discusses how its recent parlay did, UFC Vegas 60 bets, and the big hitters for the week. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Michael Chandler, Cory Sandhagen, Eddie Hearn, Daniel Rodriguez, Gennady Golovkin, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 250:19


    In the latest On the Nose around (7:12), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz's departure with the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev's heel turn, what's next for Tony Ferguson, Chael Sonnen hosting Showtime pressers for Paul vs. Silva, Nick Diaz's future, and more. Michael Chandler discusses around (1:02:28) why it took so long to get the Dustin Poirier fight done at UFC 281, what happened with his incident with Poirier in July, facing Conor McGregor, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, Nate Diaz's final fight, and more. Cory Sandhagen discusses around (1:33:25) his UFC Vegas 60 main event fight against Song Yarding, his long layoff, the change in his personality, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw, Sean O'Malley vs. Petr Yan, why he skipped watching UFC 279 main event, and more. Daniel Rodriguez discusses around (2:08:40) his close fight against Li Jingliang at UFC 279, his wild fight week, his new deal, his new tattoo, who he wants to fight next, his favorite West Coast rapper, his top sports teams, his tough background, getting into fights in jail, and more. The MMA Hour crew around (2:34:48) reveals its latest parlay for this upcoming busy combat sports weekend. Also, GC makes his latest picks for UFC Vegas 60. Matchroom exec Eddie Hearn around (2:59:31) talks about expectations for the trilogy between Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, the status of the long-awaited Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight, why it took so long for the heavyweight title fight to happen, his relationship with Frank Warren, Fury's "take it or leave it" deal, what happened after Joshua's "post-fight antics" in the ring after the Oleksandr Usyk fight, whether the Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. fight is really in jeopardy, his thoughts on Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva, Katie Taylor's next move, the potential of Taylor fighting Cris Cyborg, and more. Gennadiy Golovkin around (3:32:07) discusses his upcoming trilogy match with Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 279 reaction, Paulo Costa, Li Jingliang, Chris Barnett, Chimaev's coach Andreas Michael, Aaron Jeffery, Paul vs. Silva presser watch-along, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 271:09


    Ariel Helwani opens The MMA Hour by paying tribute to Elias Theodorou, who died recently at age 34. Ariel Helwani discusses around what this victory meant for Nate Diaz, and the obstacles he faced, in possibly his final UFC fight. The MMA Hour crew wraps up UFC 279 around (37:54). We take a live look around (1:00:40) at the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference in Los Angeles on Monday. Li Jingliang discusses around (1:30:15) why he thought he was robbed at UFC 279, the challenging fight week, his infamous suit, if he thought about not fighting at UFC 279, and more. Allstars Training Center coach Andreas Michael around (2:06:32) talks about the weight issues Khamzat Chimaev faced before his fight with Nate Diaz was called off at UFC 279, Chimaev's offer to give his whole purse to Diaz to save the fight, whether Chimaev should fight at middleweight, the bad blood between Chimaev and Paulo Costa, his new status as a "heel" to UFC fans, potential fights with Colby Covington and Israel Adesanya, and more. Paulo Costa. around (2:45:10), gives his side of his altercation with Khamzat Chimaev at the UFC Performance Institute, his thoughts on Chimaev's weight miss, the possibility of a fight between them, the 'crazy night' of UFC 279, how a fight between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul would play out, his vow to rematch Israel Adesanya after beating one more opponent, explaining more of his best memes, and more. Chris Barnett discusses around (3:21:42) his injuries at UFC 279, his trip after the hospital visit, how he missed weight, his performance, his face during the fight, his flip, and more. Aaron Jeffery discusses around (3:53:10) the recent death of former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou, Theodorou's legacy, when Jeffery met him, and more. GC and Helwani around (4:08:11) discuss his past bets for UFC 279 this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ciryl Gane, Robert Whittaker, Paul Felder, Fernand Lopez, Lauren Murphy, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 298:03


    Ariel Helwani wraps up UFC Paris, his recent trip to a Nottingham Forest game and Cardiff, and much more. GC looks back around (8:46) at his big betting weekend with UFC Paris, and the parlay pals make their pick for UFC 279. Fernand Lopez discusses around (1:05:01) the crowd at UFC Paris, Ciryl Gane's performance, how Gane bounced back from Francis Ngannou loss, who should Gane fight next, the toughest heavyweights in the division, and more. Ciryl Gane discusses around (1:29:46) his recent hand injury suffered at UFC Paris, the crowd reaction, getting rocked by Tai Tuivasa, how long he might be out, and more. Robert Whittaker discusses around (1:59:31) his big win at UFC Paris, the atmosphere, why he was upset at Marvin Vettori's actions at weigh-ins, why he believes he is the “most dangerous man in the division,” Israel Adesanya's style and next title defense, what he wants next, and more. Lauren Murphy discusses around (2:30:44) why she went pubic about her issues before the Valentina Shevchenko fight, if it would have made a difference in the fight, Shevchenko's recent title defense, her win over Miesha Tate, who she wants next, and more. Paul Felder discusses around (3:02:09) the UFC 279 main event, if Nate Diaz has a chance, his post-fight questions at UFC events, if Felder would ever fight again, and more. GC makes his picks for UFC 279 around (3:33:43). In the latest On the Nose around (3:46:50), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz's future if he wins at UFC 279, if he will fight again in the UFC, CM Punk's recent comments, how MMA media has evolved, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Demetrious Johnson, Tai Tuivasa, Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stots in studio, A.J. McKee in studio, and Li Jingliang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 240:59


    Ariel Helwani and crew wrap up a busy combat sports weekend, and Conner Burks and Mysterious Frank discuss a trip to a ONE on Prime watch party. Tai Tuivasa (around 29:32) discusses his upcoming fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC Paris, his recent social media interaction with Jon jones, what's at stake Saturday, being in the corner of Mark Hunt vs. Brock Lesnar, his go-to food, and more. Bellator interim bantamweight champion Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello (around 01:01:29) exchange heated trash talk, and their bad blood almost spills over several times, about their upcoming clash in December. A.J. McKee (around 01:38:45) talks about his upcoming fight at lightweight against Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286, the aftermath of his loss to Patricio Pitbull, the "legit mental breakdown" he suffered in the days after the fight, potentially fighting again at featherweight and Pitbull being on his "forever hit list," his thoughts on open scoring, his future with Bellator, his desire to face Benson Henderson, and more. Li Jingliang (around 2:18:11) talks about his first reaction to fighting Tony Ferguson at UFC 279, his feelings on the short-notice booking, staying in the U.S. for the next year to fight more frequently, his response to critics of the matchup, desire to rematch Khamzat Chimaev and thoughts on Chimaev's fight with Nate Diaz, his reaction to Leon Edwards' win over Kamaru Usman and more. Demetrious Johnson (around 02:46:33) discusses his revenge win over Adriano Moraes, whether Moraes made weight, why he changed his approach for the rematch, “Zombie Time,” his “perfect” highlight-reel knockout, why it was like DragonBall Z, ONE Championship's broadcast deal with Amazon Prime, whether he's the best flyweight in the world, ONE's belt being twice as heavy as the UFC's, the status of all his missing UFC belts, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew (around 03:23:55) break down the latest news, place their latest parlay on UFC Paris, and GC names his best bets for Saturday. NewYorkRic also makes a big announcement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Luke Rockhold, Chael Sonnen, Mike Perry, Dan Hooker, Brendan Loughnane, Leon Edwards coach Dave Lovell, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 288:00


    Brendan Loughnane around (7:43:) discusses his big win at the PFL playoffs, the pressure he faced going into the fight, why he got a mind coach, how tough fighting in PFL is, facing Bubba Jenkins, his reaction to Leon Edwards' win, and more. Mike Perry around (30:32) discusses his big win over MVP at BKFC 27, if he was injured at all, how he has to train differently for BKFC, why he wants to box Jake Paul, if he's done with MMA, and more. Dave Lovell, a coach of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, around (1:06:19) discusses the first time he met Edwards, his passionate advice during the fight at UFC 278, the decisive finish, where he wants the first title defense, and more. Luke Rockhold around (1:34:34) discusses his performance at UFC 278, the altitude and his broken nose during the fight, his issues with Dana White from the start, his leg surgery that set him back, what Daniel Cormier said to him after the fight, why he rubbed blood all over Paulo Costa, Jake Paul's comments, the favorite moments of his career, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:10:07) look back to see how the future bets have played out so far this year, and reveal Conner's dreaded T-shirt curse. Dan Hooker around (2:29:36) discusses his return to lightweight, his previous cut to featherweight, his recent skid in the UFC, the criticism Israel Adesanya got after his last fight, and more. Chael Sonnen around (3:00:49) discusses the UFC 278 main event, who Leon Edwards should fight next, Colby Covington's future, the UFC welterweight division, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, the UFC bantamweight division, Jake Paul's next opponent, who will Jon Jones face in his return, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:42:14), Ariel Helwani discusses what's next for Leon Edwards, his favorite post-fight interviews, what the loss cost Kamaru Usman, Anthony Joshua's performance during and after fight, the “retirements” of Tyson Fury and Henry Cejudo, a Mount Rushmore of favorite athletes, and more.If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leon Edwards, Paulo Costa, Merab Dvalishvili, Tim Simpson, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 250:16


    Ariel Helwani talks about Leon Edwards' long road to the UFC title, Jake Paul's comments about the UFC 278 co-main event, and more. Ariel Helwani, NYRic, and GC then around (38:14) discuss where Leon Edwards' improbable win and the knockout ranks in UFC history and if Edwards should face Jorge Masvidal or Kamaru Usman next. Merab Dvalishvili discusses around (1:01:22) his performance against Jose Aldo at UFC 278, what Aldo said to him after the fight about possibly retiring, why he couldn't take Aldo down in the fight, his traditional outfits before fights, issues with fans bringing flags to fights, who he wants next, Dana White's comments about the fight, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:31:08) discusses his performance against Luke Rockhold at UFC 278, his issues in the Marvin Vettori fight, his current UFC contract, why he left his former manager, his issues with USADA while cutting weight, the blood Rockhold put on his face, Jake Paul's comments, his best tweets, and more. Leon Edwards around (2:31:31) discusses winning UFC welterweight title at UFC 278, what happened after the first round, the advice from his coaches, getting emotional talking about his mother's reaction to the win, if Nate Diaz could get a title shot, and more. Tim Simpson, the manager of Leon Edwards, around (3:05:43) discusses Edwards' UFC 278 win, when he first met Leon, where the title defense might take place, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:28:38) look back at best bets during UFC 278 and discuss latest MMA news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Luke Rockhold, Rory MacDonald MVP and Mike Perry face to face, Tom Aspinall, Chris Wade and Brendan Loughnane face to face, Aaron Jeffery, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 274:11


    Ariel kicks off the show with a preview of the upcoming weekend of MMA action including UFC 278, PFL Playoffs and more. Ariel also immortalizes Jessica-Rose Clark on The MMA Hour wall of fame for walking out to the Shawn Michaels classic Sexy Boy at UFC 276. Brendan Loughnane and Chris Wade join the show at (7:08) to talk about their meeting at PFL Playoffs 3. The pair explain their ongoing rivalry and its origins, trade a few verbal jabs over their PFL careers, debate who is the bigger attraction, and Loughnane's underdog status. They also give their sides of what happened during a faceoff promoting the Saturday fight where Wade got heated with Loughnane's teammate. UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall around (33:06) returns to the show to talk about his comeback from a knee injury suffered in the main event of his UFC London fight against Curtis Blaydes. Aspinall discusses his exact injury and his timetable for rehab. He also reveals a history with knee problems that led to the injury at UFC London and admits he put off corrective surgery for too long. Rory MacDonald joins the show around (1:05:27) to talk about his recent retirement and express his gratitude for the fans' reaction to his announcement. MacDonald explains why he decided to hang up his gloves and when he started to think that his time to walk away was approaching. He also discusses his best moments, his regrets about his MMA career, and what his plans are for the future. Michael 'Venom' Page and Mike Perry join the show around (1:33:10) to talk about their BKFC headliner. They discuss how much weight they have to cut, how the fight came together, and what they see happening when they fight bare-knuckle. They also debate on who has the better dance moves and what will happen to their respective careers with a loss, and their predictions when the fight will end. Aaron Jeffery joins the show for the first time at the (2:02:18) mark to talk about his upset win over Austin Vanderford at Bellator 284, comparisons to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and 'disrespectful' headlines from his win. GC, Helwani and NewYorkRic around (2:21:41) discuss their best bets for UFC 278, UFC 278 parlay picks for Saturday's pay-per-view event, and more. Ariel around (2:49:49) answers your questions about UFC 278, the welterweight title picture, Leon Edwards' rough path to fighting Kamaru Usman, managers "in the pocket" of the UFC, how he'd cast his MMA Hour colleagues as Seinfield characters, Dana White's admission the UFC shouldn't have released Shane Burgos, and more. Luke Rockhold returns around (3:14:24) to talk about being in his UFC first fight week in three years, his career goals at this point in his life, his relationship with the UFC and why he's tried to change his reason for fighting. Rockhold explains why he's been so outspoken about the UFC's business practices and how he felt like he was fighting the promotion from the first step of his career. In Part 2 of On the Nose around (3:44:09), Ariel talks about the most stressful part of doing The MMA Hour, why he continues to support and be inspired by pro-wrestling, what drives him nuts about pro-wrestling haters, breaking fight scoops, who could carry the torch for Canadian MMA, the UFC's plans for Jon Jones, Dana White's reaction to the ESPN fighter pay piece, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Demetrious Johnson in studio, Shane Burgos in studio, Marlon Vera, Leon Edwards, Bo Nickal, Nate Landwehr, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 273:48


    Ariel Helwani discusses Rory MacDonald's retirement and legacy. Shane Burgos around (14:14) discusses his move to PFL from the UFC, how hard a decision it was to make, if the UFC tried to match, which weight class he would compete in, why he spars just once a week, tests Ariel with his UFC knowledge and vice versa, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:02:26) discusses his first DWCS experience, his performance, comments from some of the analysts, his treatment by the UFC, how he would do against top fighters, and more. Nate Landwehr around (1:38:35) discusses his performance at UFC San Diego, why he didn't get the finish, what he said to David Onama in the hospital, why he chose MMA, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (2:07:52) discusses his upcoming rematch against Adriano Moraes, his friendship with Henry Cejudo, why he and Cejudo have clicked, why it's impossible to escape MMA unscathed, why he takes losses so well, Marlon Vera's recent assessment of Dominick Cruz, why he swears in front of his kids, the time he upset Dana White, when the UFC threatened to close the flyweight division, the origin of the Ben Askren trade, and more. Marlon Vera around (3:01:43) discusses his big win at UFC San Diego, what he repeated in his head during the fight, if Dominick Cruz surprised him, the pictures his coach sent him, his “electric” walkout, if a title shot is next, if Henry Cejudo will jump the line, his “low level comments,” and more. Leon Edwards around (3:34:26) discusses his upcoming UFC 278 title fight against Kamaru Usman, Usman's hand injury, the BT Sport promo, the first fight, and more. GC, NewYorkRic and Ariel Helwani around (3:49:31) discuss best bets from the past weekend. They also discuss what's next for Marlon Vera, Shane Burgos' move to PFL, the UFC bantamweight Grand Prix, Jon Jones' possible return this year, and much more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Aljamain Sterling, Anthony Smith, Cris Cyborg, Kayla Harrison, Sam Alvey, Juliana Miller, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 301:49


    Ariel Helwani around (3:43) discusses “Judo” Gene LeBell's death, and a classic interview with the combat sports pioneer, Bo Nickal's DWCS debut, and more. Juliana Miller around (30:31) discusses how she ended up on The Ultimate Fighter, the lockdown before the show, what it was like during the show, her celebration after her big win, her tough childhood, she shows off her nunchucks, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:05:28) discusses his painful loss at UFC 277, when he broke his leg during the fight, how long he might be out, why he re-signed with the UFC, his thoughts on the light heavyweight division, Luke Rockhold's changes, troubling weight cuts, and more. Aljamain Sterlng around (1:37:50) discusses how his title defense ended up at UFC 280, his issues with MMA fans and the UFC brass, facing T.J. Dillashaw, the Sean O'Malley vs. Petr Yan fight, his predictions for big BW clashes in next couple of weeks, his “fun” song, and more. Sam Alvey around (2:07:23) discusses his most recent loss at UFC Vegas 59, his broken jaw, his UFC departure, if he's done with MMA, why he doesn't like Jake Paul, sparring Logan Paul, possibly doing pro wrestling, his tough weight cut, and more. Cris Cyborg around (2:34:46) breaks news about who she will face in her boxing debut and discusses if she will return to Bellator or stick to boxing, her chances of going to PFL, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:59:37) break down their best bets for the UFC event this weekend and pick their latest parlay. In the latest On the Nose around (3:37:36), Ariel Helwani discusses who will get the next bantamweight title shot, the road to be an MMA journalist, if he would have a manager as a fighter, the Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman fight, Cesar Gracie's recent interview with Sub Radio, how Ariel prepares for interviews, and more. Kayla Harrison around (4:33:50) makes a surprise appearance to discuss a possible clash with Cris Cyborg, potential PFL talks with Cyborg, why she wants elbows in a possible clash, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dominick Cruz, Marlon Vera, Jamahal Hill, Terrance McKinney, Geoff Neal, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 227:15


    Ariel Helwani and The MMA Hour around (08:32) crew discuss their experience at PFL event Friday, their latest winning parlay, UFC Vegas 59, and the recent Hasim Rahman vs. Jake Paul weigh-in cancellation. Terrance McKinney around (1:01:54) discusses his latest performance at UFC Vegas 59, the chances he gets to fight Paddy Pimblett, facing possible legends next, and more. Geoff Neal around (1:20:03) discusses his big win over Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 59, what it's like fighting in the UFC Apex, why he called out Gilbert Burns, Burns' performance against Khamzat Chimaev, Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards, when he would like to return, how a bad tooth created a recent medical scare, and more. Jamahal Hill around (1:42:47) discusses his big UFC Vegas 59 win over Thiago Santos, if he was nervous heading into main event, where he gets his suits, what's next, if he'll be a champ next year, and more. Conner Burks around (2:03:58) looks back at his best bets for the PFL and UFC Vegas 59. Dominick Cruz around (2:31:01) discusses his UFC San Diego main event against Chito Vera, why Vera doesn't seem to like him, why he represents himself in fight negotiations with the UFC, his takeaways from a recent rules seminar, wanting to debate ABC president Mike Mazzulli live on-air, his current zen-like state, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley, and more. Marlon Vera around (3:01:29) discusses if his main event clash with Dominick Cruz is the biggest fight of his career, his issues with Petr Yan, why he has asked Cruz to fight backstage, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley and other top bantamweight fights coming up, if he will get a title shot next with a win, his return to Ecuador, if he's keeping his beard, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All in-studio edition with Anthony Pettis, Stevie Ray, Josh Silveira, PFL CEO Peter Murray, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 255:59


    Ariel Helwani around (3:03) delivers some breaking news on Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, discusses Vin Scully's recent passing, and more. PFL CEO Peter Murray around (15:39) discusses where his promotion stands in the world, the critics of their format, if they will do a pay-per-view this year, how many events they plan on holding in 2023, creating a “champions league” for MMA, holding a combine, Anthony Pettis around (45:03) discusses his PFL rematch with Stevie Ray on Friday, the UFC sending him multiple $1 million bonus checks during his title reign, his gambling success, the biggest bet he's ever won, being the betting underdog to Ray, whether PFL is ready for PPV, Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, why fighters are addicted to the fame of fighting in the UFC, doing Sergio's first UFC interview, this being his final season under PFL contract, and more. Josh Silveira around (1:17:00) discusses his road to the PFL tournament, his childhood memories with his father as a coach and a fighter, how he feels about Amanda Nunes leaving ATT, what it was like to train with Colby Covington, life in the PFL, and more. Stevie Ray around (1:46:38) discusses how he ended up with the PFL, what happened with his UFC deal, his “modified Twister” submission against Anthony Pettis, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (2:19:37) reveal their latest MMA parlay and GC makes his best bets for this weekend's PFL and UFC events. In On the Nose, Ariel Helwani around (2:46:41) discusses the infamous Dana White interview on the Strikeforce sale, what would happen if Dana White would retire from the UFC, his Barry Bonds memories, his favorite drink, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 277 reaction, Brandon Moreno, Deiveson Figueiredo, Roberto Soldić, James Krause, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 224:21


    Ariel Helwani and crew around (8:43) react to a memorable UFC 277, discuss the cancellation of Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr., and more after a busy combat sports weekend. Brandon Moreno around (1:01:15) discuss his injuries from UFC 277, the mind games before the event, his performance, his work with James Krause, the knockout, and more. Roberto Soldic around (1:29:14) discusses why he left KSW for ONE Championship as a free agent, if he thought about joining the UFC, when he wants to make his ONE debut, if he would box Jake Paul, and more. Deiveson Figueiredo around (2:01:58) discusses Brandon Moreno's performance at UFC 277, his post-fight meeting with Moreno after main event, facing Moreno for a fourth time, his new management, if his next fight will be at 125 pounds, where he got his sweater, and more. James Krause around (2:29:17) discusses his first UFC title win with Brandon Moreno, how Moreno ended up in Kansas City, the knockout of Kai Kara-France, why Krause will never fight again in the Octagon, if a union will happen in the UFC, the favorite moment of his career, and more. Conner Burks and Ariel Helwani around (3:14:45) wrap up the best bets from UFC 277. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sean O'Malley, T.J. Dillashaw, Big E, Megan Anderson, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 256:56


    High drama to kick off the show as Ariel Helwani, Conner Burks, NewYorkRic, and Mysterious Frank lay out their latest MMA Hour parlay. The gang also reacts to the news of The MMA Hour being nominated for “Best MMA Programming” in the World MMA Awards. Megan Anderson around (31:10) discusses UFC 277, her life since taking a step back from MMA, her burgeoning streaming empire, whether she's retired from fighting, her latest opportunities in the film industry, Invicta FC's use of open scoring, and more. Big E around (59:45) discusses the fallout from UFC London, his thoughts on Paddy Pimblett, his comeback from a broken neck, whether he'll ever wrestle again, Amanda Nunes' rematch against Julianna Pena at UFC 277, and more. T.J. Dillashaw around (1:33:39) discusses his UFC 280 title fight against Aljamain Sterling, his road back from two surgeries since his win over Cory Sandhagen, Sean O'Malley's fight against Petr Yan, his recent brush with Paddy Pimblett, USADA re-testing every sample of his dating back to 2016, Henry Cejudo's comeback, and more. Sean O'Malley around (1:59:05) discusses his UFC 280 booking against Petr Yan, his no contest against Perdo Munhoz, why he didn't expect Yan to accept the fight, why he quit streaming on Twitch, being the UFC's link to the YouTube generation, his plans for Abu Dhabi, Dana White's comments about the fight, the reaction to Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, Henry Cejudo's comeback, his current UFC contract, and more. Ariel and GC around (2:35:02) discuss their best bets for the UFC 277 weekend. Ariel around (3:01:12) answers your questions about UFC 277's big fights, how the UFC's PPV points system works, the logical next step for Paddy Pimblett, Vince McMahon's retirement from WWE, coffee preferences, and more in the latest round of On the Nose. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Khamzat Chimaev, Curtis Blaydes, Jack Hermansson, Dan Hardy, Muhammad Mokaev, Nathaniel Wood, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 244:31


    Ariel Helwani, Conner Burks, NewYorkRic, and Mysterious Frank around (3:30) recap their UFC London sleepover adventure, look back on GC's best bets and the result of the first-ever MMA Hour parlay, matchmake for Paddy Pimblett, and more. Mohammad Mokaev around (1:00:57) discusses his UFC London win over Charles Johnson, the animosity between the two pre-fight, criticism of his “boring” method of victory, the Prince of Bahrain giving him $100,000 for his win, his targets for his next fight, his attack on Paddy Pimblett, and more. Jack Hermansson around (1:22:40) discusses his UFC London win over Chris Curtis, the post-fight drama between the two and their subsequent meet-up, whether Darren Till would've been a tougher matchup, his theories for Khamzat Chimaev showed up at his gym, the push to get MMA legalized in Norway, who he wants next, and more. Nathaniel Wood around (1:42:09) discusses his UFC London win over Charles Rosa, his decision to move up to featherweight, how heartbreaking it was to miss March's trip to London, Mokaev's criticism of the “Paddy and Molly show,” his excitement at ending a two-year layoff, why he wants to fight Vince Morales next, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (2:04:14) discusses his UFC London win over Tom Aspinall, the sequence of events that led to Aspinall's knee injury and his shock at the scene, his experience with the English fans in London, the UFC's goals of building Aspinall up, his post-fight meet-up over beers with Aspinall, why Aspinall is already better than Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa, the heavyweight title picture with Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:27:03) reveals an update on his scheduled boxing match with Diego Sanchez and discusses his potential walkout song, the status of his iconic red mohawk, the UFC's return to London, the Paddy and Molly show, Pimblett's potential next opponents, comparisons between Pimblett and Conor McGregor, McCann's improvement, and more. Khamzat Chimaev around (3:00:00) discusses his UFC 279 matchup against Nate Diaz, how the fight came to be, the reaction to his win over Gilbert Burns, the criticism of Israel Adesanya's latest performances, Alexander Gustafsson's tough stretch, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:39:01) recap their best bets from UFC London, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Valentina Shevchenko, Rafael Fiziev, Ricky Simón, Arnold Allen, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 232:25


    Rafael Fiziev around (7:33) discusses his win after UFC Vegas 58, the injuries he suffered, when he would like to return, who the “little coward” is, why he didn't call out Conor McGregor, why he wants Justin Gaethje next, who wins Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev title fight, his viral callouts, and more. Ricky Simón around (31:58) discusses his performance at UFC Long Island, Jack Shore's gameplan, his “callout” of Sean O'Malley, O'Malley's “boring” effort against Pedro Munhoz, how his confidence has changed, losing his AirPod in a toilet, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:02:44) discusses her tough win over Talia Santos at UFC 275, how much time between weigh-ins and the start of the event, if she was close to tapping, the head butt, the injury she suffered training in Singapore before the fight, the Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy fight, the trash-talkers in the flyweight division, if she's going to challenge for bantamweight title next, and more. Arnold Allen around (1:32:53) discusses why he's not fighting at the O2 Arena, his hand injuries, how close he is to a title shot, Alexander Volkanovski's last fight, his YouTube channel, who he wants next, Paddy Pimblett's return, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:10:51) take a closer look at the best bets for UFC London and reveal the first MMA Hour Parlay of the Week. In the latest On the Nose around (2:44:55), Ariel Helwani discusses how Nate Diaz will headline a main event against Khamzat Chimaev, the UFC heavyweight title picture, the UFC London main event, the rise of Charles Oliveira, UFC 281 and UFC 282 possible headliners, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alexander Volkanovski, Yair Rodriguez, Hasim Rahman Jr., Shane Burgos, Dustin Jacoby, Matt Schnell, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 272:15


    Yair Rodriguez discusses around (6:27) his performance against Brian Ortega at UFC Long Island, why he let go of submission, the critics of his win, if he will get a title shot next, if he's interested in an interim title, and more. Dustin Jacoby discusses around (31:02) his performance at UFC Long Island, why he almost called it quits several years ago, how he ended up on DWCS, why he was nervous before the fight, how he got his nickname, what it was like to face Alex Pereira, and more. Hasim Rahman Jr. discusses around (1:00:38) facing Jake Paul next, how he ended up sparring him, why he was upset in the sparring video released, how he ended up with the Paul fight, what he thinks of Paul as a person and a boxer, the rehydration rules after weigh-ins, Paul's latest viral video, and more. Matt Schnell discusses around (1:35:06) his win at UFC Long Island, how he gave himself a black eye, why he didn't wrestle in high school, being on MTV's ‘Caged,' who he wants next, his favorite sports cards, who will win the UFC 277 flyweight title fight, and more. Shane Burgos discusses around (1:58:55) his performance at UFC Long Island, if he was worried about scores from the judges, free agency, his unique look, MMA trivia, and more. GC, NewYorkRic, and Ariel Helwani discuss around (2:22:46) the best bets from UFC Long Island, the Nate Diaz situation, their trips to UBS Arena on Saturday night, and what's next after UFC Long Island. Alexander Volkanovski discusses around (3:29:31) the latest on his hand injury, how he fought with it during UFC 276, why he was so confident heading into the trilogy, why he was so fired up after the fight, his new contract, his possible return, the Yair Rodriguez vs. Brian Ortega fight, challenging for the lightweight title, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alex Pereira, Jan Blachowicz, Sean Brady, Maycee Barber, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 231:04


    Ariel Helwani and GC discuss Helwani's memorable interview with Nate Diaz on Tuesday. They also discuss the press conference between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. Maycee Barber around (31:17) discusses her big win at UFC 276, fishing, her upcoming contract talks, dealing with critics after her losing streak, the Jon Jones record goal, bouncing back from an ACL injury, the move to Team Alpha Male, when she would like to return, and more. Alex Pereira around (1:01:02) discusses his rise to contender for UFC middleweight title, Sean Strickland's strategy, Israel Adesanya's performance at UFC 276, if he will get the next title shot, his past fights with Adesanya, and more. Sean Brady around (1:28:44) discusses his upcoming fight with Belal Muhammad, how he ended up with the clash, his nose injury, his win over Michael Chiesa, how he has never left the United States, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (01:50:50) explains his recent tweet to Jiri Prochazka, what he thought about Prochzaka's recent video, if he thinks he might be able to get the title shot next, what he said to Prochazka at UFC 275, what's the key to beating the champ, his picture with Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya's performance against Jared Cannonier, if he would go to middleweight, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's legacy, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:16:16) discuss GC's best bets for UFC Long Island.In the latest edition of On the Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC and its use of “independent contractors,” UFC rematches, Dana White's $250k gift to the Nelk Boys, GC and New York Ric headed to UFC Long Island, what if Miesha Tate loses in flyweight debut, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Special Nate Diaz edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 82:47


    Nate Diaz discusses his current relationship with the UFC, what he wants to do next, his thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov, why he doesn't want to fight Conor McGregor next, the only two UFC fighters on his level, why he feels he is the “ultimate fighter,” what he would compete in after the UFC, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jake Paul, Andrew Schulz in studio, Yair Rodriguez, Chris Curtis, Aiemann Zahabi, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 238:31


    Andrew Schulz around (2:48) joins us in-studio to discuss recent controversial UFC title fights, how he developed his brand using YouTube, the new special he is releasing on his own website, his first meeting with Jerry Seinfeld, his favorite comics, and more. Aiemann Zahabi around (0:17:00) discusses GSP's advice before the fight, the pressure he faces going into UFC fights, how he deals with his brother as coach, a classic story with Ariel in the past, and more. Chris Curtis around (01:39:08) discusses how he ended up in the UFC London co-main event, why the 02 arena is one of his favorites, how he ended up with Darren Till in his corner, what happened with Sean Strickland against Alex Pereira, the Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier title fight, Joaquin Buckley, and more. Yair Rodriguez around (2:00:30) discusses facing friend Brian Ortega in the UFC Long Island main event, the injuries suffered in Max Holloway fight, his philosophies, Donald Cerrone's retirement, if a title shot is at stake, Alexander Volkanovski's latest title defense, and more. GC, NewYorkRic and Ariel Helwani around (2:23:53) discuss robberies at UFC Vegas 58 and best bets. Jake Paul around (3:13:36) discusses the training video he recently dropped with Hasim Rahman Jr., how Rahman Jr. ended up as his opponent, the risks he presents, who else was being considered, why the fight with Rahman might not happen, what happened with the Tommy Fury fight, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, if he's on a collision course with Conor McGregor, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pedro Munhoz, Ian Garry, Rafael Fiziev, Bryan Barberena, Jalin Turner, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 245:49


    Conner Burks around (6:58) wraps up his visit to the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest. Ian Garry around (16:50) picks his favorite UFC performance so far, his relationship with the UFC, why he avoided the fighter hotel, if he would beat Daniel Cormier in golf, his missed post-fight interview, an event in Ireland, getting praise from Conor McGregor, and more. Jalin Turner around (43:47) discusses if UFC 276 win was biggest victory of career, his hair in the Octagon, how big he gets out of camp, if he has plans to move up a division, how far he is from a title shot, his injury before the fight, and more. Pedro Munhoz around (1:04:06) opens up about his eye injury at UFC 276, his performance in the fight, his belief that Sean O'Malley made fun of him after fight, the criticism by other fighters, if he wants a rematch with O'Malley, and more. Bryan Barberena around (1:28:20) discusses his big win at UFC 276, his life on the farm, his new deal with the UFC, his reaction to getting the Robbie Lawler fight, his first meeting with Lawler, possible future opponents, and more. Rafael Fiziev around (1:51:31) discusses missing out on the first RDA fight, his recent remarks with Conor McGregor, his first fight, Valentina Shevchenko reffing his fight, what's at stake for Saturday's RDA fight, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:11:59) take a look ahead at the UFC Vegas 58 event and more. In the latest On the Hose around (2:37:17), Ariel Helwani discusses the showdown between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler in Las Vegas, the best pound-for-pound fighter, the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, the UFC lightweight division, the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury drama, Dana White's absence from past two PPVs, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Special UFC 276 reaction show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 77:10


    On this special July 4th edition of The MMA Hour, Ariel, GC, and NewYorkRic recap all things UFC 276. They talk about the big winners and where they go from here. Later, the boys recap their International Fight Week draft and recap GC's picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Valerie Loureda in studio, Glover Teixeira, Eugene Bareman, Mateusz Gamrot, Josh Emmett, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 262:01


    Josh Emmett around (07:29) discusses his injuries suffered in his UFC Austin fight, his performance, how he scored the rounds, why he wants a title shot, who will win the UFC 276 co-main event, and more. Glover Teixeira around (31:12) discusses his loss to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275, what went wrong, the guillotine choke, if there will be a rematch, Alex Pereira's chances at UFC 276, and more. Eugene Bareman discusses around (59:37) Israel Adesanya facing Jared Cannonier at UFC 276, Alexander Volkanovski facing Max Holloway again, the tough training conditions back home, and much more. Mateusz Gamrot discusses around (1:30:21) his close win at UFC Vegas 57, his vision issues, his start into MMA, when he thought UFC was an option, how he ended up at ATT, why he wants to fight Justin Gaethje next, and more. Valerie Loureda discusses around (2:01:38) signing with the WWE, why she is leaving Bellator, how she ended up with the WWE, why wrestling is harder than MMA, her social media, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:51:00) pick a bet for each individual fight for UFC 276. In the latest On the Nose around (3:17:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Stipe Miocic's possible return, the UFC 276 fight card, Nate Diaz's contract situation, watching MMA home or live on-site, favorite comedians, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Max Holloway, Eddie Hearn in studio, Johnny Eblen, Danny Sabatello, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 254:14


    Ariel Helwani and Conner Burks around (09:46) discuss Burks' first trip to a Bellator event on Friday night. Johnny Eblen around (32:15:21) discusses his big win over Gegard Mousasi, promoting himself better, why he thought he would win the title, his walkout song, if he was nervous, his star-studded corner, getting his break, and more. Danny Sabatello around (1:02:49) discusses his post-fight actions at Bellator 282, if he was happy with his performance, facing Raufeon Stots next, his reaction to his fine, and more. GC and Ariel Helwani, along with NewYorkRic around (1:26:45), complete an international fight week draft and look back at last weekend's best bets. Max Holloway around (1:56:50) discusses his wedding, why he missed out on his last fight with Alexander Volkanovski, why he hasn't watched Volkanovski's last fight, his thoughts on open scoring, recent weight cuts, if Charles Oliveira should have been stripped of his belt, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:37:16) discusses how they determined Canelo Alvarez's next fight, how other promoters feel about him, if Matchroom Boxing is for sale, why the Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor rematch didn't happen, if Holly Holm or Cris Cyborg could be next for Taylor, if Devin Haney could return, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, and more. Jessica-Rose Clark around (3:32:35) discusses her upcoming performance at UFC 276, how she will be immortalized on The MMA Hour, what went wrong in her last fight, issues with stage fright in the past, and much more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The MMA Hour will be back on June 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 0:56


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    Jiří Procházka, Taila Santos, Thunder Rosa, Jack Della Maddalena, Danny Sabatello, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 237:38


    Jack Della Maddalena around (08:02) discusses his performance at UFC 275, his broken nose, his favorite WWE performer back in the day, how he got into mixed martial arts, when he would like to fight again, and more. Thunder Rosa around (31:15) discusses raising money for the Uvalde victims, her path to the AEW title, the recent rumors about her sandbagging a match, her mixed martial arts debut, if she wants to do it again, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (1:01:26) discusses winning UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 275, why he was disappointed, his cut, his “tapping” in the fight, the finish, how he celebrated the win, returning home to many fans, what he wants next, and more. Taila Santos around (1:36:14) discusses her performance at UFC 275, her eye injury and recovery, her gameplan, if Valentina Shevchenko looked past her, which rounds she felt she won, how the injury hurt her during the fight, the respect she gained from the MMA community, if she wants a rematch, and more. Danny Sabatello around (2:03:55) discusses his issues with MMA fans, the bantamweight division in Bellator, how many stitches he wants to give Leandro Higo, what happened at DWCS, how he got his nickname, the comparisons to Colby Covington, his thoughts on the UFC bantamweight division, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:41:13) break down the best bets for UFC Austin. In the latest On the Nose around (2:54:19), Ariel Helwani discusses top UFC officials and their roles, what's next for Henry Cejudo, the featherweight division, the solution for fighter pay, his favorite shoes, his favorite event he would have loved to see, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 275 reaction, Leon Edwards, Miesha Tate, Anthony Smith, Dominick Reyes, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 200:52


    Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by offering his thoughts on a memorable UFC 275 event in Singapore this past Saturday night. Miesha Tate around (21:52) discusses her weight cut to flyweight, celebrity Big Brother, who won the UFC 275 co-main event, if she was surprised she was called out by Valentina Shevchenko, Joanna Jedrzeczyk's retirement, Pena vs. Nunes 2, and more. Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman around (47:34) discuss UFC 275 and who should be pound-for-pound best for the women's ranks. Dominick Reyes around (1:01:36) discusses his absence from the spotlight and finding a new training home, the UFC 275 main event, what fighting Jiri Prochazka is like, how long it took for him to get over Jon Jones loss, why he wants to fight Anthony Smith, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:31:30) discusses fighting Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277, being called out by Dominick Reyes, if a title shot is on the line, the UFC 275 main event, how to beat Jiri Prochazka, who won the UFC 275 co-main event, and more. Leon Edwards around (2:05:58) discusses getting his title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, facing Jorge Masvidal, Usman vs. Canelo Alvarez, if he watches first fight against Usman, how his wrestling has improved, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:35:27) breaks down GC's best bets for UFC 275 this past weekend. Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman discuss Joanna Jedrzejczyk's performance at UFC 275 and her legacy. They also discuss Adam Sandler's new movie “Hustle” and Sandler's greatest movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oscar De La Hoya, Tim Kennedy in studio, Devin Haney, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 246:11


    Karolina Kowalkiewicz around (13:16) discusses her big win at UFC Vegas 56, her break from MMA, how she ended up training with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, her rough start at ATT and how the camp helped her, why she would have called it quits if she lost, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (35:57), Ariel Helwani discusses JJ vs. Zhang Weili 2, what's next for Nate Diaz, UFC 275 weigh-ins, the best cereal ever, and much more. Tim Kennedy around (1:03:45) discusses his new book, the stuff he couldn't share, his recent trips to Ukraine and Afghanistan, battling fear, if he will ever compete in MMA again, fighter pay and the M.M.A.A.A, the lowest points in his life and how he turned it around, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (2:03:21) discusses the big fights in boxing, a possible clash with Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, the future of Golden Boy, if he's going to sell company, what went wrong with Canelo Alvarez, his opinion of Eddie Hearn, if he'll return to boxing, what happened with Golden Boy MMA, open scoring, and more. Devin Haney around (2:31:17) discusses his performance against George Kambosos Jr., if he was stressed not having his Dad by his side before the fight, who he wants next, Ryan Garcia, Damian Lillard attending the fight, and more. Eric Jackman and Ariel Helwani around (2:59:20) discuss Conner Burks' top picks for UFC 275 and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brandon Moreno, Kai Kara-France, Bo Nickal, Erin Blanchfield, Jeff Molina, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 185:39


    Jeff Molina around (7:11) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 56, if he won the fight, how he ended up wearing the UFC's Pride Month kit, the reaction from fans before and after the fight, if he wants to fight Muhammad Mokaev, how he got his nickname and his MMA start, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (28:37) discusses her performance at UFC Vegas 56, her callout, her goal of becoming an ESPN analyst for the UFC, how she got into mixed martial arts, how she got her nickname, her UFC 275 prediction for the co-main event, and more. Bo Nickal around (41:38) discusses his mixed martial arts debut, what took so long for it to happen, what will be his next step, his goals, his Khabib Nurmagomedov comments, when he wants to fight again, and more. Kai Kara-France around (1:05:26) discusses his upcoming interim title fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC 277, fighting in hostile territory in Dallas, his support system, Deiveson Figuereido's recent comments, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:31:38) discusses his upcoming interim title against Kai Kara-France at UFC 277, why it wasn't Deiveson Figuereido, Figuereido's recent comments, what he misses about being champion, if he watches the trilogy fight, why he moved to Kansas City, his first fight against Kara-France, his new legos, his final message to Figuereido, and more. Eric Jackman and Ariel Helwani around (1:59:05) look back at the best bets from this previous weekend, Helwani's “underdog” of the week, and the latest MMA news. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jorge Masvidal, Alistair Overeem, Mariusz Pudzianowski, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Merab Dvalishvili, Jordan Leavitt, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 278:20


    Jordan Leavitt around (7:02) discusses his upcoming clash with Paddy Pimblett, cutting back on social media, how active he wants to be this year, his reading goals, his unique celebrations, his dancing, his nickname, and much more. Alistair Overeem around (42:45) discusses how he ended up doing pro wrestling, facing Braun Strowman, what happened to Rico Verhoeven fight in Glory and how he ended up with Badr Hari, if he's done with MMA, facing Fedor Emelianenko, his ending with the UFC, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:08:21) discusses his efforts on landing a fight, his possible return at UFC on ABC 3 in Long Island, who he wants to fight next, his viral swimming videos, his thoughts on Aljamain Sterling's recent comments, how he ended up in the gym, and more. Mariusz Pudzianowski around (1:37:03) discusses his knockout upset at KSW 70, why he was emotional after the fight, his diet, his social media, his recent success, if he wants to face Mamed Khalidov next, and more. Jairzinho Rozenstruik around (2:04:48) discusses his upcoming fight against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 56, facing tall fighters, what he learned from Curtis Blaydes fight, the state of the UFC heavyweight division, if Francis Ngannou will return, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:19:47) recap best bets from this past weekend and look ahead to UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday night. In the latest On the Nose around (2:46:29), Ariel Helwani discusses state of UFC heavyweight division, stars who could make leap into another promotion, Jorge Masvidal vs. Conor McGregor, the LeBron James of MMA, his favorite WWE tag teams, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (3:07:32) discusses MMA judging, his loss to Colby Covington, Herb Dean, his alleged incident with Covington, facing Conor McGregor or Gilbert Burns next, Nate Diaz's issues with the UFC, Canelo vs. Usman, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, families and trash talk, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dominick Cruz, Al Iaquinta, Shannon Knapp, Andy Foster, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 266:07


    Towards the beginning of the show, Ariel Helwani delivers an emotional reaction to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Shannon Knapp around (13:49) gives us an update on Invicta FC, the history of open scoring at her events, how it has helped, the reaction of the fans, and more. Al Iaquinta around (38:14) discusses selling NewYorkRic a house, why he doesn't like open scoring, rips Doug Crosby, MVP vs. Storley judging, what Aljamain Sterling Day was like, if he'll return at Long Island UFC event, and more. Andy Foster around (1:17:22) discusses why he isn't in favor of open scoring, scoring rounds 10-10, the evolution of judging, the criticism of judges, corner issues, how DQ's should be a last resort, Charles Oliveira's weight miss, digital scale vs. beam scale, and more. Dominick Cruz around (2:04:23) discusses open scoring, why education of judges would make the true difference, the 135-pound division, if T.J. Dillashaw earned a title shot, when he might return and where, his thoughts on Marlon Vera, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:39:49) look at best bets for the upcoming KSW event and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:01:06), Ariel Helwani discusses if there should be more judges, Ali Abdelaziz vs. Cris Cyborg, Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. WWE, his relationship with Brock Lesnar, failed dinner plans with The MMA Hour crew, a failed wedding proposal, NewYorkRIc calls in, and more If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Glover Teixeira, Valentina Shevchenko, Chase Hooper, Mariusz Pudzianowski, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 219:53


    Ariel Helwani opens the show by discussing UFC Vegas 55's close main event and open scoring, how the fighters could have “the power,” and more. Chase Hooper around (35:43) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 55, his new hair, judging, fan noise, how the time off helped him, his recent marriage, his T-shirt, his tough childhood, how his coach is his manager, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:04:33) discusses her upcoming title defense at UFC 275, why she is training in Florida, her reception back home, a traditional game, if she was shocked by recent loss by Amanda Nunes, if she might move to fight for 135-pound title next, Rose vs. Carla, the secret to her success, and more. Glover Teixeira around (1:31:46) discusses his life as UFC champion, how he feels about event in Singapore, if he is changing up his camp for the fight, his perfect plan for retirement, when he decided to give up hard liquor, if Jan Blachowicz could be next after UFC 275, Anderson Silva's recent boxing run, if Charles Oliveira should have been stripped of title, and more. Mariusz Pudzianowski around (2:01:17) discusses his lengthy MMA career, how his body has changed to do mixed martial arts, his least favorite Strongman event, how long he wants to compete in MMA, his daily routine and diet, his helicopters, if he ever has been approached by a major U.S. promotion, what convinced him to do MMA, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:30:50) look back at best bets from the previous weekend. Ariel Helwani, GC and NewYorkRic around (2:48:16) discuss who should be the next person to box Jake Paul, the next opponent for Holly Holm, and Valentina Shevchenko's next title shot. They also discuss future bets. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic, Davey Grant, Eric Albarracin, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 239:41


    Davey Grant around (7:12) discusses his win over Louis Smolka, not getting a bonus at UFC Vegas 54, his roller-coaster road through the UFC, why he doesn't fight in London, and more. Eric Albarracin around (27:32) discusses the return of Henry Cejudo, Cejudo's preferred weight class, Cejudo vs. Volkanovski or Holloway, if he will keep working with Jon Jones, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (57:17) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 54, the injuries he suffered in the fight, his recent injury scare, if he earned a title shot, what he likes to do in Las Vegas, Sean Strickland's recent comments, and more. Aleksandar Rakic around (1:23:52) talks about the return from his injured knee, his performance at UFC Vegas 54, how close he is to the light heavyweight title, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:01:30) discuss best bets for UFC Vegas 55 and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:25:54), Ariel Helwani discusses a possible TUF battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, Johnny Hendricks vs. GSP, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, a possible Salt Lake City main event, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, Paul Daley, Michael Page, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 230:33


    Ariel Helwani (12:34), along with Conner Burks and Eric Jackman, take a look at best bets this past weekend and wrap up all the action from UFC Vegas 54. Michael Page around (34:30) discusses his performance against Logan Storley at Bellator 281, if the rules need to be changed with wrestlers, if he believes he won, Scott Coker's comments after the fight, would open scoring help, if there will be a rematch, Paul Daley, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:01:56), along with Conner Burks and Eric Jackman, take a closer look at the latest MMA news and more. Paul Daley around (1:29:13) discusses his performance at Bellator 281 on Friday, how he pulled off the final finish, the injury he suffered, which two fights he would end his retirement for, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:56:49) discusses his struggles to get a UFC fight, why he hasn't fought Nate Diaz yet, possibly facing Colby Covington next, Michael Chandler's recent comments, and more. Tony Ferguson around (2:31:14) discusses his performance at UFC 274, the knockout finish by Michael Chandler, which team he might join, what sparked his comments at the UFC 274 media day, fighting Conor McGregor, Gregor Gillespie's recent comments, his beef with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Michael Chandler, Alexander Volkanovski, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas, Tom Aspinall, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 271:51


    Tom Aspinall around (7:18) discusses his return to UFC London against Curtis Blaydes, his failed callouts, MMA fighters turned celebs, Fury vs. Ngannou, and more. Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas around (34:37) discuss life after UFC 274, how they feel about the fight, sticking to the game plan, the issues with the mat, his comments during the fight, the criticism after the fight, respond to Sean Strickland's relationship comments, when she might return, and more. Joanna Jędrzejczyk around (1:31:32) discusses possibly training with Rose Namajunas for UFC 275, what she thought of the UFC 274 co-main event, if a title fight is on the line, having Kayla Harrison in the gym, and more. Michael Chandler around (1:48:05) discusses his performance at UFC 274, his finger injury warming up before the fight, his issues in the first round, his take on the viral knockout photo, his post-fight promo, who he wants next, the injuries he might have suffered, why he doesn't want to face Dustin Poirier, if Charles Oliveira deserved to be stripped of the title, his KO, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:20:10) break down best bets for this upcoming weekend. In the latest On the Nose around (2:47:48), Ariel Helwani answers questions about Charles Oliveira's recent run, Nate Diaz's delayed return, Conor McGregor's return opponent, if Charles Oliveira should have been stripped of title, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:25:21) discusses his upcoming trilogy match with Max Holloway at UFC 276, if he needs to make a statement, what a win will mean to his legacy, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 274 reaction, Sean O'Malley, Carla Esparza, Jared Cannonier, Joe Lauzon, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 225:43


    After UFC 274, Ariel Helwani discusses Charles Oliveira's weight miss and if he should remain champion, why the UFC should change its policy, Michael Chandler's knockout, and more about Saturday's event in Phoenix. Carla Esparza around (33:12) discusses her performance at UFC 274, her gameplan for the fight, the takedown defense by Rose Namajunas, the criticism of the fans of the fight, her thoughts on the commentary, 10-10 rounds, open scoring, what rounds she won, and more. Joe Lauzon around (1:02:04) discusses when he found out Cowboy Cerrone was going to drop out of their fight at UFC 274, why he felt fight was going to be off all week, if he had any issues with the scale in Phoenix, if he will fight again, and more. Jared Cannonier around (1:31:34) discusses how he got the title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 276, if he was worried he wouldn't get the shot, his viral clip at UFC 274, his crystals, his search for a flawless victory, and more. Shaheen Al-Shatti around (1:57:45) discusses fight week at UFC 274, Tony Ferguson's performance and comments at UFC 274, Ferguson's future, who is next for Michael Chandler, the fans in Phoenix, if Charles Oliveira should be champion still, and more. Sean O'Malley around (2:25:56) discusses his upcoming fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, why he didn't fight at UFC 274, if he would rematch Marlon Vera, what he thought about the UFC 274 co-main event, his thoughts on the Canelo Alvarez fight, Francis Ngannou's contract situation, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:59:59) take a closer look at his best bets from this past weekend. They are also joined by NewYorkRic to discuss the Canelo fight and UFC 274. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chael Sonnen, Kayla Harrison, Shogun Rua, Joe Lauzon, Raufeon Stots, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 255:53


    Joe Lauzon around (19:00) discusses why he decided not to fight during the pandemic, if he plans on retiring at UFC 274, if he ever came close to fighting Donald Cerrone before, why he didn't want to fight at the UFC Apex, a conversation he had with Cerrone, his life on OnlyFans, and more. Shogun Rua around (32.08) discusses his motivation before UFC 274, his tough trip to Phoenix, if it was his idea to rematch OSP, the first fight between the two fighters, the secret to his longevity, if he watches his old fights, which fight he likes the best from his past, and more. Kayla Harrison around (1:01:42) discusses headlining PFL 3 on Friday night, why she's cutting back on social media, her time as a free agent, what the PFL season is like, what her T-shirt means, what she learned from Ronda Rousey, possibly facing Cris Cyborg in the PFL, her thoughts on Cain Velasquez, and more. Raufeon Stots around (1:30:15) discusses his road to interim Bellator champion, his childhood, what led him to mixed martial arts, unwraps a gift from Bellator, his lone loss, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:01:57) discusses the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts, including Nate Diaz's current issues with the UFC, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, if Ngannou will remain with the UFC, what's next for Henry Cejudo and Colby Covington, and much more. GC and Helwani around (2:46:17) break down bets for the upcoming UFC and Bellator events as well as Canelo Alvarez fight. In the latest episode of On the Nose around (3:13:34), Ariel Helwani discusses Eddie Hearn's recent comments on Jake Paul, the recent leaks from the UFC war room, best pizza topping, is Paulo Costa trying to get cut, Tony Ferguson's recent comments, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Eddie Hearn and Cris Cyborg in studio, Carla Esparza, Marlon Vera, Holly Holm, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 268:48


    Eddie Hearn around (15:40) discusses the memorable Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, Taylor's walkout song, watching the main event with Jake Paul, if Taylor plans on retirement, what Taylor was like when he first met her, the Jake Paul bet, his recent comments about Jake Paul's boxing skills, and more. Carla Esparza around (1:17:41) talks about fighting at UFC 274 right before her wedding, why it took so long to make this rematch, her thoughts from the fight fight, Rose then vs. Rose now, the color of her fingernails, and more. Cris Cyborg around (1:37:10) discusses the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, how she was a part of the Jake Paul diss track of Dana White, her boxing career and upcoming free agency, why the Cat Zingano fight never happened, how her parents felt about her fighting, how her handball career led to her starting mixed martial arts, a Ronda Rousey fight in the UFC, if she thought about retirement after the Amanda Nunes loss, and more. Holly Holm around (2:26:59( discusses the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, why she left boxing for MMA, if she would be interested in boxing Katie Taylor, her delayed return to the UFC, her injuries, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:55:22) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 53, his tough start, when Rob Font missed weight, a possible showdown with Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz, when he wants to return, and more. GC, NewYork Ric, and Ariel around (3:30:39) discuss the best bets from the past weekend, the Taylor vs. Serrano event, Marlon Vera's win, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Eddie Hearn in studio, Charles Jourdain, Arjan Bhullar, Yancy Medeiros, DAZN exec Joe Markowski in studio, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 263:07


    Charles Jourdain around (5:58) discusses how he changed things up in the UFC and got back on track, how he got into MMA, crossing paths with GSP, the Quebec MMA scene, his callout after UFC Vegas 52, and more. Arjan Bhullar around (33:45) discusses why he's sticking with ONE Championship, if he could be headed to WWE or AEW as well, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's situations with the UFC, Daniel Cormier's advice, Henry Cejudo trade rumors, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:16:18) discusses how he determines success, finding that balance between family and promotion, if he's the best promoter in combat sports, what he liked about UFC London, the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano fight and what it means, Tyson Fury's recent fight, and more. Joe Markowski around (1:50:21) talks about how DAZN bounced back from the pandemic, what happened with DAZN and MMA, how they staggered main event endings with ESPN on Saturday, if Jake Paul could return to DAZN, if pay-per-views are dead, and more. Yancy Medeiros around (2:25:02) discusses how he ended up at Bellator 279, his performance, how Nate Diaz helped him, fighting in Hawaii, his tough year, Diaz's situation with the UFC, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:47:16) takes a closer look at GC's best bets for PFL 2, UFC Vegas 53 and Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano. In the latest On the Nose segment around (3:14:58), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz's future with the UFC, what items on The MMA Hour set mean the most, are fans to blame for Dan Hooker's TKO loss, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Francis Ngannou, Dan Hardy, Ben Rothwell, Khamzat Chimaev's coach Andreas Michael, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 217:57


    Francis Ngannou around (3:47) discusses his contract situation with the UFC, what he thought of Tyson Fury's performance, how he got in the ring, how close he is to fighting Fury, when he might be able to fight again, if the UFC would be interested in a Fury fight, and more. Ben Rothwell around (38:11) discusses why he didn't end up fighting Alexander Gustafsson, his UFC release, how he ended up with BKFC, if he will compete in MMA again, if he is worried about his hands, and more. Andreas Michael around (1:04:01) discusses his favorite weight class for Alexander Gustafsson and his importance in Sweden, the first time he met Khamzat Chimaev, the game plan against Gilbert Burns, Chimaev's performance, when Chimaev will compete again, if it will be Chimaev vs. Colby Covington, Darren Till's future, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:37:41) discusses his upcoming boxing fight against Diego Sanchez, the rules of the fight, why he didn't return to mixed martial arts first, any doubts, his thoughts on Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte, Fury vs. Francis Ngannou in a boxing or a MMA fight, Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul, and more. In GC and Helwani around (2:07:30), GC looks back at some old picks, while they also talk about Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, NBA playoffs, a busy weekend of combat sports action, and much more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices