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Latest podcast episodes about new york ric

The Troy Farkas Show
social media expert NewYorkRic on Elon Musk and the death of Twitter.

The Troy Farkas Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 45:21


Eric Jackman, the mastermind behind MMAFighting's massive social media channels, returns to the podcast for a very informative and passionate conversation about the apps we spend so much of our time on. NewYorkRic (as he's known in the MMA world) and I discuss: Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and what the future of the platform looks like (5:12) The TikTok-ification of Instagram, whether Reels or TikTok produces better results for your videos, and if government regulation will spell the end for TikTok (12:02) Whether social media ultimately brings us closer together or drives us farther apart (19:07) The addictive nature of social media and do we even enjoy using it anymore? (26:00) How social media as we know it could disappear forever (41:46) FOLLOW: Eric Jackman's Twitter account My FREE newsletter about self-improvement in your 20s My YouTube channel

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Ariel responds to Paddy Pimblett (again), Ilia Topuria, Jamahal Hill, Raul Rosas Jr., Chris Curtis, Dricus Du Plessis, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 248:52


Ariel Helwani around (6:34) discusses the death of soccer writer Grant Wahl at the World Cup recently. Helwani then around (13:11) responds to Paddy Pimblett's recent comments before UFC 282. Around (34:45) Ariel, New York Ric and Conner Burks discuss the fallout from UFC 282, the co-main event between Pimblett and Jared Gordon, Ariel's feeling it was "one of the worst decisions in the history of the UFC," the state of MMA judging, Ariel's thoughts on Doug Crosby's scorecards at UFC 282 and Bellator 289, Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev scoring, and more. Chris Curtis around (1:24:02) discusses his big win at UFC 282 over Joaquin Buckley, bouncing back from a recent loss, his odd finish, his recent hot streak in the cage, if he would ever fight Sean Strickland, what's next, and more. Dricus Du Plessis around (1:41:48) discusses his win over Darren Till at UFC 282, who he wants to fight next, if the fight should have been stopped in the first round, the issues with his legs during the fight, and more. Raul Rosas Jr. around (2:00:55) discusses his UFC debut win at UFC 282, his long night after the win, why he started home school, if he was nervous, when his UFC dreams began, how he got started in MMA, when he had first MMA fight, if he still wants to buy his mom a minivan, why he could finish UFC champion Aljamain Sterling now, and more. Ilia Topuria around (2:23:58) discusses his win over Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282, almost running into Paddy Pimblett at the PI, why he wants Brian Ortega next, Paddy Pimblett's last fight against Jared Gordon, why he doesn't want to face Arnold Allen, and more. Jamahal Hill discusses how he find out he got a title shot at UFC 283, if he feels he has time to prepare, how Anthony Smith will help him in camp, his biggest fear, how the fight will go against Glover Teixeira, and more. GC and Helwani look back at GC's picks for UFC 282. Also, GC, NYR, and Ariel discuss more fallout from UFC 282 and Bellator 289. 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 with Ariel Helwani
Ariel responds to Paddy Pimblett, Dana White. Plus: Cris Cyborg, Raufeon Stots, Danny Sabatello, Teofimo Lopez in studio, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 265:49


Ariel Helwani around (4:53) discusses recent comments by Paddy Pimblett and Dana White on Pimblett's podcast. Danny Sabatello around (1:23:26) discusses his upcoming Bellator 289 clash with Raufeon Stots, who is under more pressure, when the fight will finish, if Mark Zuckerberg will be at that fight, his post-fight actions, and more. Raufeon Stots around (1:41:07) discusses his upcoming Bellator 289 clash with Danny Sabatello, Sabatello's style of fighting, if the clash will live up to the hype, who will win the other bantamweight semifinal, faking a mole story, and more. Cris Cyborg around (1:59:53) discusses her upcoming boxing clash Saturday night, if this is her first or second pro bout, where she might compete in MMA next, how she ended up on Terence Crawford fight card, her thoughts on Kayla Harrison's PFL loss, if she has ever talked to PFL, why she battled a police dog, visiting Bruce Lee's grave, a future fight with Katie Taylor, and more. Teofimo Lopez around (2:18:49) discusses his upcoming clash with Sandor Martin on Saturday, his near-death experience with his injuries and more with the George Kambosos Jr. fight, fighter pay for combat sports athletes, moving to 140 pounds, why he likes MMA more than boxing, and more. On Part 2 around (3:34:10) of On The Nose, Ariel, Conner and New York Ric discuss fighters withdrawing from the USADA testing pool by retiring, the potential ramifications of the UFC betting scandal, the best sushi restaurant ever, Bellator's outlook for 2023, ONE Championship's presentation, coverage of Dana White's slap fighting league, 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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Jake Paul, Sean O'Malley, Katie Taylor, Sean Brady, Tommy Fury, Sayif Saud, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 221:21


Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman around (5:48) discuss Jake Paul's latest win over Anderson Silva, the people calling the fight fixed, and what's next for Paul. Tommy Fury around (21:34) discusses Jake Paul's decision win over Anderson Silva, whether Paul's performance was impressive, the reason Paul vs. Fury fell apart, why Paul would be an easy fight, his upcoming fight against Paul Bamba, why he'd beat Paul and KSI in the same night, why Paul's Canelo callout is clickbait, and more. Katie Taylor around (40:51) discusses her unanimous decision win over Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, the pressure on her as a big favorite, why her next fight should be at Croke Park, whether that fight needs to be Amanda Serrano, why Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn need to squash their beef to get the Amanda Serrano rematch done, and more. Ariel Helwani around (57:35) discusses what happened between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul's camp during fight night. Also, GC looks back at past bets. Fortis MMA coach Sayif Saud around (1:17:22) discusses Uriah Hall's performance against Le'Veon Bell, if Hall will continue to box, if Hall can beat Jake Paul, ‘funky' judging, open scoring, cornering fighters, and more. Sean Brady around (1:42:31) discusses his loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 280, the pressure of being undefeated, how he dealt with the loss, how he's mixing things up with training, nasty messages from the fans, when he would like to return, and more. Sean O'Malley around (1:58:12) discusses his win over Petr Yan at UFC 280, what rounds he won, how tough Yan was, if a title shot is next, facing Henry Cejudo, O'Malley vs. Chito Vera 2, Jake Paul's performance, and more. Ariel, GC and NewYorkRic around (2:27:23) debate who is the GOAT and rankings. Jake Paul around (3:07:42) discusses his big win over Anderson Silva, how surreal the fight was, Silva's antics during the fight, why body shots were the difference in the fight, whether he was surprised by the boos, his thoughts heading into the eighth round, the reaction he's gotten from the fight, accusations of the result being rigged, whether he's interested in fighting Tommy Fury, why Nate Diaz is an easier opponent than Silva, a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather, 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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
UFC 280 reaction, Aljamain Sterling, Marlon Vera, Muhammad Mokaev, Manon Fiorot, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 223:22 Very Popular


Ariel Helwani around (6:51) wraps up UFC 280 and Islam Makhachev's impressive win in Abu Dhabi. Ajlamain Sterling around (18:43) discusses his UFC 280 title defense over T.J. Dillashaw, Dillashaw's shoulder injury and whether he knew about it beforehand, the fan reaction to the fight, Sean O'Malley's controversial win over Petr Yan, what's next, Henry Cejudo, whether the UFC was upset that he won, clearing $1,000,000 in his bank account, and more. Manon Fiorot around (47:05) discusses her UFC 280 victory over Katlyn Chookagian, why she didn't like her performance, wanting to fight Alexa Grasso in a No. 1 contender fight next, not being impressed by Grasso's latest win, how she'd fare against Valentina Shevchenko, her fashion style, and more. Muhammad Mokaev around (1:11:28) discusses his big win at UFC 280, his issues with Malcon Gordon, if he felt the pressure, who he wants to fight next, what he thinks of Jeff Molina, his health scare before the fight, if he ran into Khabib Nurmagomedov before the fight, and more. Marlon Vera around (1:33:02) discusses what he thought of the UFC 280 co-main event, who won the Sean O'Malley vs. Petr Yan fight, if Vera should get a title shot next, if Henry Cejudo deserves a title shot next, what happened with Cory Sandhagen callout, when he wants to fight again, and more. Ariel Helwani, NewYorkRic, and GC around (2:04:34) take a closer look at UFC 280 and the top fights to make coming out of the star-studded event. GC around (3:04:35) takes a look back at his best bets for UFC 280 and their latest parlay. 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 with Ariel Helwani
Alistair Overeem & Badr Hari face-to-face, Bo Nickal, A.J. McKee, Ben Rothwell ,Yan Xiaonan, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 205:18


A.J. McKee around (4:41) discusses his lightweight debut at Bellator 286, if he will return to 145 pounds, his issues with Patricio Pitbull's performance, what he wants next, how much money he threw into his crowd, and more. Yan Xiaonan around (24:13) discusses her performance at UFC Vegas 61, how tough the last year was for her, why she likes Team Alpha Male, why she was fighting boys in her childhood, how many times did she win, if she met Mark Zuckerberg at the event, who she wants next, and more. Ben Rothwell around (43:44) discusses his performance at BKFC 30, his robe, what he was thinking about before his debut, and more. Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari around (1:00:20) discuss their upcoming clash at Glory Collision 4, if the fight is personal for either one of them, what's the difference between the first two fights, the rough patches in their careers, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:40:18) discusses his DWCS run, his upcoming fight at UFC 282, how he has dealt with expectations, how MMA fighters can act more professional, his issues with Khamzat Chimaev, being on the UFC 4 video game, the status of his octagon debut at UFC 282, his demand to fight on the pay-per-view main card, interest from the WWE, how a wrestling match with Logan Paul would turn out, his prediction he'll be fighting for the belt by mid-2024, callouts from Chris Curtis and Darren Till, and more. Ariel Helwani, NewYorkRic and Conner Burks around (2:10:28) discuss the potential of Bo Nickal, how he would fare against the best welterweights in the world, predictions for Nickal's possible fight with Jamie Pickett at UFC 282, the stars of UFC Vegas 61 and Bellator 286, and more. The parlay pals around (2:40:55) look back at their most recent parlay, the best bets at UFC Vegas 61 and Bellator 286, 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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero, Andre Fili, Damon Jackson, Campbell McLaren, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Paulo Costa in studio, MJF in studio, Action Bronson in studio, Cory Sandhagen, Joe Pyfer, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

MMA Fighting
BTL | Demetrious Johnson Gets Revenge, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, UFC Paris

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 80:34


Demetrious Johnson made it happen at ONE Championship's Amazon Prime debut against Adriano Moraes. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Johnson's fourth-round stoppage win to reclaim the ONE bantamweight title, along with looking back on the trade with Ben Askren years later, and how to rank him moving forward. In addition, topics include reacting to the targeted boxing matchup between former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Jake Paul, what's at stake in the main event of Saturday's UFC Paris event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, how the rest of the promotion's France debut looks on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and New York Ric. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Eric Jackman: @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
BTL | Demetrious Johnson Gets Revenge, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, UFC Paris

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 80:34


Demetrious Johnson made it happen at ONE Championship's Amazon Prime debut against Adriano Moraes. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Johnson's fourth-round stoppage win to reclaim the ONE bantamweight title, along with looking back on the trade with Ben Askren years later, and how to rank him moving forward. In addition, topics include reacting to the targeted boxing matchup between former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Jake Paul, what's at stake in the main event of Saturday's UFC Paris event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, how the rest of the promotion's France debut looks on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and New York Ric. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Eric Jackman: @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
BTL | Demetrious Johnson Gets Revenge, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, UFC Paris

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 80:34


Demetrious Johnson made it happen at ONE Championship's Amazon Prime debut against Adriano Moraes. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Johnson's fourth-round stoppage win to reclaim the ONE bantamweight title, along with looking back on the trade with Ben Askren years later, and how to rank him moving forward. In addition, topics include reacting to the targeted boxing matchup between former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Jake Paul, what's at stake in the main event of Saturday's UFC Paris event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, how the rest of the promotion's France debut looks on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and New York Ric. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Eric Jackman: @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Demetrious Johnson, Tai Tuivasa, Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stots in studio, A.J. McKee in studio, and Li Jingliang

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 240:59 Very Popular


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Demetrious Johnson in studio, Shane Burgos in studio, Marlon Vera, Leon Edwards, Bo Nickal, Nate Landwehr, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 273:48 Very Popular


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

MMA Fighting
DAMN! They Were Good | Remembering 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey, The Most Important Woman In MMA History

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 118:12


Ronda Rousey was a pioneer of MMA, almost single-handedly changing Dana White's mind about women fighting in the UFC, and becoming one of the first truly household names in the sport. On top of that, she was also a damn good fighter, having set a number of records that still stand today. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and New York Ric to remember the career of Rousey — and to make the case that she is one of the most important fighters in MMA history. Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Eric Jackman @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
DAMN! They Were Good | Remembering 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey, The Most Important Woman In MMA History

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 118:12


Ronda Rousey was a pioneer of MMA, almost single-handedly changing Dana White's mind about women fighting in the UFC, and becoming one of the first truly household names in the sport. On top of that, she was also a damn good fighter, having set a number of records that still stand today. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and New York Ric to remember the career of Rousey — and to make the case that she is one of the most important fighters in MMA history. Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Eric Jackman @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
DAMN! They Were Good | Remembering 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey, The Most Important Woman In MMA History

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 118:12


Ronda Rousey was a pioneer of MMA, almost single-handedly changing Dana White's mind about women fighting in the UFC, and becoming one of the first truly household names in the sport. On top of that, she was also a damn good fighter, having set a number of records that still stand today. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and New York Ric to remember the career of Rousey — and to make the case that she is one of the most important fighters in MMA history. Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Eric Jackman @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Sean O'Malley, T.J. Dillashaw, Big E, Megan Anderson, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 256:56 Very Popular


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Khamzat Chimaev, Curtis Blaydes, Jack Hermansson, Dan Hardy, Muhammad Mokaev, Nathaniel Wood, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 244:31 Very Popular


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Alexander Volkanovski, Yair Rodriguez, Hasim Rahman Jr., Shane Burgos, Dustin Jacoby, Matt Schnell, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 272:15 Very Popular


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Alex Pereira, Jan Blachowicz, Sean Brady, Maycee Barber, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Jake Paul, Andrew Schulz in studio, Yair Rodriguez, Chris Curtis, Aiemann Zahabi, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Special UFC 276 reaction show

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 77:10 Very Popular


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

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

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 102:23 Very Popular


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

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

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 102:23


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

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

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 102:23


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Max Holloway, Eddie Hearn in studio, Johnny Eblen, Danny Sabatello, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 254:14 Very Popular


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 with Ariel Helwani
Dominick Cruz, Al Iaquinta, Shannon Knapp, Andy Foster, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Glover Teixeira, Valentina Shevchenko, Chase Hooper, Mariusz Pudzianowski, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
UFC 274 reaction, Sean O'Malley, Carla Esparza, Jared Cannonier, Joe Lauzon, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 225:43 Very Popular


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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Kayla Harrison, Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Holland, Maryna Moroz, Terrance McKinney, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 224:24


Ariel Helwani delivers his thoughts about Colby Covington's trash talk and UFC 272. Kayla Harrison around (15:30) discusses the mood at ATT after an emotional night at UFC 272, what she thought of the main event, how close she is to a new deal, what haunts her, and more. Kevin Holland around (52:08) discusses his performance at UFC 272, what he could have done better, if he regrets calling out Donald Cerrone, why he changed to Daniel Rodriguez, if he plans to stick at 170 pounds, his battle against trolls, and more. Maryna Moroz around (1:17:19) discusses her performance at UFC 272, what caused her almost two-year absence between fights, if she ever thought about dropping out of fight after Ukraine was invaded, what her family is dealing with back home, and more. Terrance McKinney around (1:48:11) discusses how he ended up with a short-notice fight this weekend, his gameplan for the Drew Dober fight, when he wants to be UFC champion, and more. Rafael dos Anjos around (2:20:03) discusses his performance at UFC 272, his hectic fight week, why things didn't work with Islam Makhachev, if he was surprised the Renato Moicano fight wasn't stopped sooner, if he took his fight off the gas, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:34:51) recaps GC's best bets for UFC 272. In the latest Ric's Picks around (2:58:56), NewYorkRic and Ariel discuss RDA vs. Renato Moicano, Kayla Harrison's 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

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Logan Paul, Gegard Mousasi, Rafael dos Anjos, Terrance McKinney, Mike Brown, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 256:46


Terrance McKinney around (8:27) discusses his most recent win at UFC Vegas 49, why he left his phone in Las Vegas, his childhood and early trouble with the law, how he got into hard drugs, how he escaped from the hospital, how he got nicknamed T-Rex, and more. Gegard Mousasi around (38:57) discusses his performance at Bellator 275, his “confusing” walkout, how he's settled down, his words to Austin Vanderford after his win, if he could beat Israel Adesanya, and more. Mike Brown around (1:04:21) discusses how Jorge Masvidal will do against Colby Covington at UFC 272, his past coaching Colby Covington, will Masvidal be able to control his emotions, Kayla Harrison's future, Amanda Nunes' departure, and more. Rafael dos Anjos around (1:33:13) finds out live on the air that he just lost his fight at UFC 272. He also discusses if Islam Makhachev should get a title shot next, if he would face Makhachev at next Saturday's event, and more. Logan Paul around (2:00:26) discusses teaming up with Arnold Schwarzenegger for slap fighting event, how he knocked someone out slap fighting, how he ended up in WrestleMania, not being paid for his Floyd Mayweather fight, if he will box again, how his brother Jake has exceeded his expectations, the Aokigahara forest controversy, YouTube creation, his Pokemon “L,” and more. Manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov around (2:59:37) discusses why Rafael Fiziev can't fight at UFC 272, FIziev's previous visa issues, what's next for Arman Tsarukyan, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:11:24) break down GC's best bets from UFC Vegas 49 on Saturday night. New York Ric is around (3:41:06), back to talk about all the latest goings on in MMA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Israel Adesanya coach Eugene Bareman, Jared Cannonier, Roxanne Modafferi, Booker T, Johnny Walker, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 220:50


Eugene Bareman around (2:58) breaks down Israel Adesanya's performance at UFC 271, what Adesanya could have done better, the leg kicks, who might be next for Adesanya, what he thought about Blood Diamond's UFC debut, and more.  Jared Cannonier around (32:52:06) discusses his win over Derek Brunson at UFC 271, the finish, if he should get a title shot next, the haters on social media, what he thought of Israel Adesanya's performance, how he matches up against the champ, and more. Roxanne Modafferi around (1:01:21) discusses her final UFC fight at UFC 271, what she thought about her performance, what she might have done differently, when she might have retired earlier, her future plans, her favorite fights, which UFC fight inspired her to do MMA, and more. GC and Helwani around (1:35:14) take a closer look at GC's best bets for UFC 271. Booker T around (1:59:28) discusses how he ended up asking questions at UFC 271, what he thought of Israel Adesanya's reactions, how he scored fight main event in Houston, what he enjoys more as a fan WWE or UFC, fighter pay, his hair, and much more. Johnny Walker around (2:35:48)discusses his last performance against Thiago Santos, who will be in the corner for his fight, his upcoming opponent, his thoughts on Glover Teixeira winning the UFC title, and more. New York Ric around (2:50:16) is back to talk about all the latest goings on in MMA, including Joe Rogan's absence from UFC 271. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Anthony Pettis, Tai Tuivasa, Alexander Gustafsson, Arnold Allen, Casey O'Neill, Nick Maximov, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 246:45


Nick Maximov around (8:12:) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 47, how he started into mixed martial arts, when he arrived at the Nick Diaz Academy, how Nate Diaz shows up to his fights, why he passed on TUF, why he wants Khamzat Chimaev next, and more. Alexander Gustafsson around (32:56) explains his decision to return at heavyweight, why he decided to retire, if he wants to fight Jon Jones again at heavyweight, why he opened a gym in Spain, the training of Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Anthony Pettis around (1:01:18) discusses his new promotion, what happened in his first PFL run, how quarantine hurt him mentally, who he wants to face next, his thoughts about Jake Paul's recent comments on fighter pay, Sergio Pettis' Bellator title, and more. Arnold Allen around (1:30:29) discusses some of his tweets, facing Dan Hooker at featherweight, his hand injury, how Leon Edwards has helped him training, truck stop showers, his dog, Tesco, a childhood nickname, and more. Casey O'Neill around (2:04:29) discuss facing Roxanne Modafferi in the pioneer's final fight, her plans on fight week to be up on the Wall of Fame, if she has a UFC 271 main event prediction, why she doesn't like beer, a wild trip to Mexico, and more. GC around (2:31:05) looks back at his best bets for UFC Vegas 47 on Saturday night. NewYorkRic around (2:57:39) highlights the latest news and social happenings in MMA, including if we believe Khabib Nurmagomedov really does not know Drake. Tai Tuivasa around (3:26:58) discusses fighting Derrick Lewis in Houston at UFC 271, how the fight came about after an appearance on The MMA Hour, how many beers he can drink at one time, who will main event at UFC 271, if he's close to a title shot, how he plans his walkout music, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Jake Paul, Deiveson Figueiredo, Jeremy Stephens, Randy Couture, Paul Daley, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 239:43


Jeremy Stephens around (05:00) talks about his departure from the UFC, why he is joining the PFL, his legacy, why did he shove Drakkar Klose in the staredown, Anthony Pettis' skills in the PFL, and more. Randy Couture around (30:32) talks about Francis Ngannou's situation with the UFC, what he thinks of Jake Paul vs. Dana White, his difficulties with the UFC in the past,  UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figureido around (1:12:32) discusses a possible fight for Brandon Moreno, his performance, his weight cut for UFC 270, and more. GC and Helwani around (1:45:22) break down their bets for Bellator 273, Eagle FC 44 and Royal Rumble. Paul Daley around (2:01:33) discusses why he is retiring from mixed martial arts after his next fight, if it was a hard decision, who he might fight for his final appearance in a Bellator cage, why he wanted Tyron Woodley, his top three knockouts, and more. Jake Paul around (2:30:33) discusses the latest “diss track” about Dana White, if he really cares about fighter pay, where the money for his “diss track” is getting directed, how the Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor clash came about, who he wants to face next in possibly MMA and boxing, and more. NewYorkRic around (3:20:03) highlights the latest news and social happenings in MMA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Francis Ngannou, Eric Nicksick, Tom Aspinall, Kenny Florian, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 252:00


Ariel Helwani takes a closer look at UFC 270's best moments and Francis Ngannou's impressive win Saturday night. Eric Nicksick around (29:47) discusses Francis Ngannou's win at UFC 270, how stressful the camp was, the champ's knee injury, how close they were to pulling out of the fight, what he thought of Dana White not putting the belt on Ngannou, and more. Kenny Florian around (1:02:42) discusses why he's not on UFC telecasts anymore, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou and UFC 270, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, bitcoin advice, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:34:50) discusses how he ended up in the main event of UFC London, if he heard from Darren Till, facing Alexander Volkov, his thoughts on the UFC 270 main event, and more. Francis Ngannou around (2:03:38) discusses his win at UFC 270, the doctor who said he shouldn't take the fight, what happened the first two rounds, when he “broke” Ciryl Gane, if he will return to the UFC, a potential boxing fight with Tyson Fury, his turning point with the UFC, and much more. GC and Helwani around (2:59:41) recap the best bets from UFC 270. NewYorkRic around (3:23:21) highlights the latest news and social happenings in MMA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
The 2021 MMA Hour Awards

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 207:12


Monday's episode features the 2021 MMA Hour Awards with Ariel Helwani, Conner Burks, and New York Ric. The awards (time stamps are approximate): 1. Knockout of the year (10:51) 2. Submission of the year (20:32) 3. Breakout fighter of the year (27:25) 4. Most improved fighter of the year (33:55) 5. Coach of the year (40:18) 6. Event of the year (43.25) 7. Crowd of the year (51:08) 8. Walkout of the year (56:36) 9. Promo of the year (1:06:11) 10. Poster of the year (1:14:03) 11. Photo of the year (1:24:38) 12. Social media user of the year (1:32:06) 13. Bad beat of the year (1:41:02) 14. Betting underdog of the year (1:45:18) 15. Lock of the year (1:46:41) 16. Most profitable fighter of the year (1:48:13) 17. Comeback fight of the year (1:50:40) 18. Comeback fighter of the year (1:57:48) 19. Upset of the year (2:15:21) 20. Rivalry of the year (2:16:19) 21. Story of the year (2:36:02) 22. Feel-good moment of the year (2:41:23) 23. Round of the year (2:48:58) 24. Fight of the year (2:52:54) 25. Female fighter of the year (2:59:21) 26. Male fighter of the year (3:04:57) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Julianna Peña, Tyron Woodley, Darren Till, Dominick Cruz, Kai Kara-France, Stephen Thompson, And More

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 246:21


Stephen Thompson around (16:30) talks about his favorite UFC 269 moments, his new UFC deal, his upcoming fight this weekend against Belal Muhammad, what went wrong against Gilbert Burns, and more. Kai Kara-France around (43:47) discusses his memorable knockout of Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269, celebrating with his teammates, his nickname, if Garbrandt should move back to 135, and more. GC and Helwani around (1:12:43) recap the best bets from UFC 269 this past weekend. Darren Till around (1:43:33) explains why he went silent after his recent loss to Derek Brunson, what went wrong in the fight, if he will fight in London in March, why he's keeping his coach, what he needs to turn it around, and more. Tyron Woodley around (2:17:35) talks about getting the rematch with Jake Paul, why he didn't knock him out the first time they fought, if he feels his legacy is on the line, and more. Dominick Cruz around (2:38:58) talks about his victory against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269, what he didn't remember in the fight, his comments about Daniel Cormier before the fight, will Jose Aldo be next, and more. Julianna Pena around (3:07:19) breaks down her upset of Amanda Nunes at UFC 269, what was going on in her mind, why she was so confident, what went wrong for Nunes, what's next, and more. NewYorkRic around (3:34:48) highlights recent great things in social and discusses the latest MMA news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Troy Farkas Show
social media guru NewYorkRic on how to grow on TikTok, the metaverse & the evolution of social media.

The Troy Farkas Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 47:23


Eric Jackman of MMAFighting.com joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation about the past, present and future of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram and TikTok. We discuss: when social media started becoming toxic (5:15) if he ever feels guilty as someone whose job it is to get people to spend more time on social media (11:15) preparing for the metaverse (17:28) what makes TikTok so unique (22:32) TikTok growth strategies (33:22) and so much more! If you want to see this video on my YouTube channel, check it out here. Eric Jackman is the social media director at MMAFighting.com, an MMA news site owned by Vox Media. He is the partner-in-crime of world-renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and makes regular appearances on The MMA Hour. Jackman, also known as NewYorkRic, previously spent three years at ESPN, where he helped grow the @ESPNMMA Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok channels exponentially. You can follow Eric on Twitter @NewYorkRic. Click these links to give me a follow on Instagram, visit my web site or subscribe to my podcast.

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Jake Paul, Sean O'Malley, John Kavanagh, Sergio Pettis, Clay Guida, Chris Curtis, Felicia Spencer, And More

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 220:38


Clay Guida around (05:37) discusses his improbable win at UFC Vegas 44, his rough first round, why he wants Nate Diaz next, and much more. Sergio Pettis around (18:11) discusses his memorable knockout at Bellator 272, his performance against Kyoji Horiguchi, why he didn't go for extra punch, and more. Chris Curtis around (36:24) discusses his recent win at UFC Vegas 44, his friendship with Sean Strickland, a close call skateboarding when he was a teen, how he earned his “King Petty” nickname, a fight in a McDonald's parking lot, his celebratory pose in the UFC, who he wants next, and more. While getting his hair done, Sean O'Malley around (57:37) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 269, his placement on the card, why he tried to get a title fight, Petr Yan's latest effort, meeting Conor McGregor for the first time, if he wants to rematch Chito Vera, and more. Felicia Spencer around (1:27:25) discusses why she is calling it quits, when she decided to make the call her career, her roofing company, her favorite UFC fight, and more. John Kavanagh around (1:55:10) discusses Jose Aldo's recent performance at UFC Vegas 44, raising funds for injured fighter Ian Coughlan, top prospects at SBG Ireland, who Conor McGregor might face in his return next year, and more. Jake Paul around (2:32:48) discusses Tommy Fury dropping out of their fight, how Tyron Woodley ended up his opponent, his first performance against Woodley, and more. NewYorkRic around (2:50:21) looks at what was hot recently on social media and discusses latest MMA news. GC and Helwani around (3:13:29) look back at the best bets from this past weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
George Kambosos Jr., Quinton Jackson, Brandon Moreno, Jan Blachowicz, Rob Font, And More

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 210:28


Rob Font discusses around (5:46) if he celebrated Cody Garbrandt win, facing Jose Aldo this Saturday night, what it was like to pass up a title shot, the key to his recent win streak, how he started mixed martial arts, and more. Brandon Moreno explains (44:20) how his life has changed as a UFC champion, meeting Canelo Alvarez, his trilogy fight with Deiveson Figueiredo, his opponent's “fake people,” and more.  Jan Blachowicz discusses (1:11:15) his title loss at UFC 267, what changes he might make, when he would like to return, and more.  Rampage Jackson discusses (1:33:09) MMA's win at Triad Combat, his son's recent amateur victory, his issues with Shannon Briggs, passing on the UFC Hall of Fame, his movie career, and more. George Kambosos Jr. discusses (2:12:25) his big upset of Teofimo Lopez, when he saw “the fear” in Lopez, why he got knocked down late in the fight, why he chose boxing over rugby, and more. GC and Helwani look back around (2:36:07) at the best bets from this past weekend. NewYorkRic looks around (2:57:42) at what was hot recently on social media and discusses the latest MMA news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Rose Namajunas, Max Holloway, Chris Barnett, Marlon Vera & Ian Garry In Studio, And More

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 243:35


Ariel Helwani (12:22) takes a look back at busy combat weekend, puts Pat McAfee on the Wall of Fame, and breaks down UFC 268 with New York Ric. Chris Barnett (33:54) discusses his highlight-reel knockout at UFC 268, his father's advice, how he started MMA, and more. Ian Garry (1:03:46) talks about his love of NFL and golf, when he finally felt overwhelmed before his UFC debut, his knockout, how many times he's watched his debut, Conor McGregor's messages, and more. Marlon Vera (1:47:46) discusses his fight week at MSG, his memorable knockout against Frankie Edgar at UFC 268, the knockout photo, his childhood, who he wants next, and more. Max Holloway (2:34:23) talks about facing Yair Rodriguez next, why he didn't fight in July, why he'll be at the stairs and not an elevator, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega, and more. Rose Namajunas (3:01:27) discusses her UFC 268 title defense, getting the belt from Halle Berry, what she expected from Zhang Weili, why she was upset by an ESPN error, what's next, and more. GC (3:34:31) and Helwani take a look back at the bets this past weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling, Anthony Smith, Dan Hardy, Lerone Murphy, And More

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 218:00


Ariel Helwani recaps a memorable UFC 267 this past weekend. Petr Yan (11:04) talks about his clash with Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267, a possible future unification title fight against Aljamain Sterling, his tan, and more. Dan Hardy (30:45) discusses his urge to fight again, why he wants to box Tyron Woodley, his infamous exchange with Herb Dean, his UFC departure, and more. Lerone Murphy (1:07:06) talks about his performance at UFC 267, how he was shot twice after leaving a barber in 2013, when he started mixed martial arts, Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul, and more. Aljamain Sterling (1:36:08) discusses the UFC 267 co-main event between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen, if he wanted rematch with Yan next, when he's ready to return, his response to T.J. Dillashaw's comments, and more. Anthony Smith (2:05:11) discusses the UFC 267 main event, a potential showdown between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, his knee injury and a possible return, and more. GC and Helwani (2:28:31) recap the best bets for UFC 267 this past weekend. Eric Jackman (2:48:41), aka New York Ric, makes his return to The MMA Hour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 438

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2018 380:17


Ariel Helwani speaks to Robert Whittaker (00:05:37), Malki & Abraham Kawa (00:25:24), Colby Covington (00:50:05), Carla Esparza (01:09:05), Chris Weidman (01:29:07), Al Iaquinta (01:50:19), Tyron Woodley (02:09:51), Mike Jackson (02:37:07), Curtis Blaydes (02:53:48), Matt Mitrione & Sean McCorkle (03:10:23), Mark Hunt (03:30:06), Kamaru Usman (03:49:54), Yoel Romero (04:05:07), Holly Holm (04:17:22), Urijah Faber (04:40:39), Dominick Cruz (05:00:45), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (05:15:04). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Houri - Episode 437

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2018 364:56


Ariel Helwani speaks to Yoel Romero (00:04:32) in studio, Jose Torres (00:32:05) in studio, Carlos Silva & Ray Sefo (01:05:01) in studio, Michael Bisping (01:46:51), Marlon Moraes (02:33:37) in studio, Kamaru Usman (03:05:51) in studio, Abraham Kawa (03:46:04), Nathaniel Wood (04:10:45), David Teymur & Daniel Teymur (04:28:28) in studio, and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (05:15:10) and the answers to your questions (05:42:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 436

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2018 324:17


Ariel Helwani speaks to Peter Carroll (00:10:20), Rory MacDonald (00:28:04), Gegard Mousasi (00:49:01), Andre Harrison (01:10:55) in studio, Bec Rawlings (01:49:32), Arnold Allen (02:09:10), Aaron Chalmers (02:32:55), Michael Page (02:56:07), Stephen Thompson (03:13:28), Angela Lee (03:37:13), Darren Till (03:51:55), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (04:26:37) and the answers to your questions (05:02:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 435

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2018 353:42


Ariel Helwani recaps the weekend in MMA (00:00:58), then speaks to Ian McCall (00:31:27), John Hackleman (00:53:33), Alistair Overeem (01:09:46), Ed Soares (01:34:09), Paul Daley (01:51:28), Mauro Ranallo (02:16:31) in studio, Makwan Amirkhani (03:12:14), Valentina Shevchenko (03:27:55), Bobby Razak (03:51:31), Cris "Cyborg" Justino (04:14:29), Yair Rodriguez (04:35:20), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (05:04:51) and the answers to your questions (05:41:36). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 434

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2018 338:49


Ariel Helwani recaps the weekend in MMA (00:06:12), then speaks to Chuck Liddell (00:26:32) in studio, Ryan Bader (01:19:26), Dustin Poirier (01:34:55), Eddie Alvarez (01:49:11), Chael Sonnen (02:15:09), Demian Maia (02:52:29), Raquel Pennington (03:01:18), Israel Adesanya (03:22:39), Mackenzie Dern (03:40:47), Jason Kutz (04:02:32), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (04:31:05) and the answers to your questions (05:14:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 433

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2018 342:23


Ariel Helwani speaks to Joanna Jędrzejczyk (00:08:15), Sarah Kaufman (00:28:36), Justin Willis (00:57:02), Jorge Masvidal (01:20:59), Muhammed Lawal (01:44:26), Paul Daley (02:07:16), Junior dos Santos (02:27:55), Neiman Gracie (02:47:09) in studio, Cody Garbrandt (03:28:56) in studio, Josh Emmett (04:22:03), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (04:46:40) and the answers to your questions (05:16:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
The MMA Hour - Episode 432

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2018 332:17


Ariel Helwani speaks to Dillon Danis (00:10:53), Frankie Edgar (00:32:03), Derrick Lewis (00:50:02), Kenny Florian (01:10:56), Nick Newell (01:34:33) in studio, John Gotti III (02:30:22), Chad Mendes (02:52:12), Jake Shields (03:12:49), Greg La Rosa (03:34:14), and NewYorkRic for The MMA [After] Hour featuring Ric's Picks (04:19:01) and the answers to your questions (04:47:49). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices