UFC London Preview Show: Will The Sequel Live U...
Four months after one of the wildest, most entertaining events of the year, the UFC is back in London for another showcase of U.K. MMA. But can the sequel live up the original for Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett, and the rest of England's finest? MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew break down the top storylines and make their picks heading into a loaded UFC London card.
HOAM | Will Conor McGregor Get Winner Of Charle...
With a big vacant lightweight title fight on the books between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev for UFC 280 in October, will Conor McGregor find himself as the next man up when he's set to return to the octagon? On an all-new "Free-For-All Friday" edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the 155-pound title picture and makes the case that McGregor could find himself in a title fight depending on the result of Oliveira vs. Makhachev. In addition, listener questions include Paddy Pimblett's ceiling in the UFC ahead of his UFC London matchup with Jordan Leavitt, how Tom Aspinall stacks up against Francis Ngannou, why Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic hasn't been made, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
BTL | Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, Oliveira-M...
Nate Diaz has his final fight on the books, and it will be in the main event of UFC 279 against the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel gives their reaction to the headliner of the #UFC’s September PPV event and if this was the way to go. In addition, topics include the loaded up UFC 280 lineup thus far — which includes Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight title, Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley, and Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot — the unfortunate ending of the UFC LongI sland main event between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega and what that means for the featherweight division, a look at UFC London this Saturday, and more. This week, Jed Meshew handles the hosting duties as MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck steps in to challenge MMA Mania’s Drake Riggs for the BTL title.
HOAM | What If Nate Diaz Beats Khamzat Chimaev ...
The booking of the final fight on Nate Diaz's UFC contract has been met with mixed reviews, as he's targeted to face Khamzat Chimaev in the main event of UFC 279 in September. The question is: why all of the outrage? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the matchup between Diaz and Chimaev, while also explaining why it's absolutely the correct fight to make. In addition, listener topics include what would happen if Diaz were to pull off the major upset, the incredible looking UFC 280 card — now with the additions of Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley, and Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot — where Conor McGregor fits for his return, what fight could co-main event UFC 279, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
No Bets Barred: Tom Aspinall Or The Underdog Cu...
The No Bets Barred boys are back to break down the UFC's second trip to London in 2022, and the heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall. Hosts Conner Burks and Jed Meshew are predicting a big night for the British fans and even jump in together on a +1000 long shot for one prelim bout.
Trocação Franca | Entrevista com Charles do Bro...
O Trocação Franca traz uma entrevista exclusiva com Charles do Bronx após o acerto da luta com Islam Makhachev para Abu Dhabi. O paulista fala de Makhachev e diversos outros tópicos, como Khabib, McGregor, a admissão de “trapaceada” de Cormier, e muito mais. O podcast ainda traz novidades quanto ao futuro das transmissões do UFC no Brasil. Com o contrato com a Globo chegando ao fim, o UFC negocia com uma emissora de TV aberta e um dos maiores streamers do planeta no Twitch.
Reaction | Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz Target...
Nate Diaz wanted to get the last fight under his UFC contract on the books, and he looks to have gotten it in the main event of UFC 279 against Khamzat Chimaev. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the booking, the fight being the main event of the card, if it will in fact be Diaz's final fight in the UFC, and more.
HOAM | Reaction To Charles Oliveira vs. Islam M...
Islam Makhachev will get his opportunity to fight for the vacant lightweight title against Charles Oliveira in Abu Dhabi at October's UFC 280 event. What will that mean for Oliveira should he get another big win in the 155-pound division? On an-all new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the matchmaking and if a Conor McGregor fight is in play for Oliveira with a victory over the surging protege of Khabib Nurmagomedov. In addition, listeners ask questions about Yair Rodriguez's win over Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC Long Island, Alexander Volkanovski's potential move up to 155 to fight for a second title, what could help boost the UFC 278 and UFC 279 fight cards, who Frankie Edgar could face in his final fight in November at UFC 281, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
The UFC's featherweight division now has some question marks following the main event of UFC Long Island where Yair Rodriguez got a first-round stoppage win against Brian Ortega, but not in the fashion he would've preferred. Will Rodriguez get a title shot against Alexander Volkanovski, or will he have to win one more to get there? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question from a matchmaking perspective on an all-new edition of On To the Next One following Saturday's event. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Amanda Lemos, Li Jingliang, Matt Schnell, Shane Burgos, Lauren Murphy, and more.
UFC Long Island Post-Fight Show | What's Next A...
Yair Rodriguez got himself a victory in the main event of UFC Long Island against Brian Ortega, but it certainly wasn’t how he drew it up. Following Saturday’s event in New York, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to the heartbreaking injury stoppage win for Rodriguez over Ortega in the headliner of the UFC’s return to ABC. In addition, they discuss where the featherweight division goes following the result and what it could mean for champ Alexander Volkanovski, where Josh Emmett fits in the conversation, Lauren Murphy’s big win over Miesha Tate, the chaotic Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns, and Matt Schnell vs. Sumudaerji fights, and much more.
UFC Long Island Preview Show | Can Brian Ortega...
While most believe that a win for Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Long Island will earn him a title shot against Alexander Volkanovski, could an emphatic victory for Brian Ortega get him right back into a UFC featherweight championship opportunity. Ahead of the promotion’s return to New York, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Eric Jackman discuss the stakes of Saturday’s headliner for both competitors — and where that could leave Josh Emmett who believes he should be the rightful No. 1 contender in the division. In addition, they discuss Miesha Tate’s flyweight debut and if fans are overlooking one-time title challenger Lauren Murphy, if Tate will get a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko with a win, other notable bouts, and more.
HOAM | What Fight Should Headline the UFC's Ret...
The UFC is expected to return to Madison Square Garden in New York later this year, and while there are a few compelling options, which fight will the promotion target to cap off the card? On an all-new "Free-For-All Friday" edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is asked for his prediction on which bout will headline the UFC's expected November PPV event at "The World's Most Famous Arena." In addition, listener questions include topics such as Nate Diaz's continued battle with the UFC, the MMA Fighting Global Rankings for July, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, if UFC 277 and UFC 278 need a bit of a boost, the UFC Long Island fight between Lauren Murphy and Miesha Tate not getting enough love ahead of Saturday's card, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Nate Diaz has made it perfectly clear that he wants his freedom from the UFC, but getting it seems to be a whole different story. On a brand new edition of Between the Links, the panel will react to Diaz’s recent interview on The MMA Hour on Tuesday and try and predict where the popular fighter will stand by the end of 2022. In addition, topics include Rafael Fiziev’s ceiling in the loaded UFC lightweight division following his fifth-round finish of former champ Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Vegas 58 this past Saturday, UFC Long Island this Saturday, the stakes in the main event between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez, the card as a whole, if there’s any interest in Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. on Aug, 6 at Madison Square Garden, and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the BTL title matchup between champ Drake Riggs from MMA Mania, and MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew.
Donald Cerrone: Dissecting A Remarkable Career ...
Today we break down the remarkable career of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, who recently retired from the sport after 48 fights. Cerrone's name is littered across the UFC record book and his willingness to fight at the drop of a cowboy hat endeared him to fans the world over. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Alexander K. Lee and Mike Heck to break down the career of "Cowboy" as he rides off into the sunset.
HOAM | Reaction To Nate Diaz Interview, Will th...
Nate Diaz simply wants out of the UFC and is more than willing to fulfill his contractual obligations in order to do that. So what is the problem? Why can't Diaz get that final fight done so he can move on with his life? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Diaz's interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and give his take on the entire situation — which led to multiple questions about fighter pay, how the athletes are treated, and other issues UFC fans are having in regards to the treatment of the competitors stepping inside the octagon. In addition, listeners ask questions about Dana White and the viral $250,000 gift and what that says about the promotion's views on how they want their product covered from a media perspective, Michelle Waterson's chances against Amanda Lemos in the co-main event of UFC Long Island this Saturday, Kamaru Usman wanting to jump up to light heavyweight, if Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev will be the next lightweight title fight, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
No Bets Barred: Backing ‘Big Apple’ Shane Burgo...
The No Bets Barred crew is back to break down UFC Long Island and the main card featherweight bout between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez. Conner Burks and Jed Meshew are split on the main event, but both guys love Shane "Big Apple" Burgos to remain undefeated in New York, and with Conner heading to the actual event, he decides to place bets on every main card fight.
Rankings Show: Is Alexander Volkanovski MMA's N...
The gang returns after a monster rankings cycle to debate the MVP of the past six weeks and the biggest leaps up the MMA Fighting rankings. Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee are joined by Mike Heck and Jed Meshew to try to make sense of the chaos at middleweight, the new three-man race for the men's No. 1 pound-for-pound spot, and the changing of the guard happening in the lightweight division. The boys also predict the biggest storyline to watch over the next few weeks and much, much more.
Trocação Franca | Alex Poatan: Israel Adesanya ...
Alex Poatan volta ao Trocação Franca para destrinchar o atropelo em Sean Strickland e analisar o duelo com o velho rival Israel Adesanya pelo cinturão do UFC. O podcast conversa também com Douglas Lima e Herbert Burns diante de suas lutas no Bellator e UFC.
HOAM | Dana White's Absence From UFC Events Imp...
It was very difficult to ignore the fact that during UFC 276, and all of International Fight Week, UFC president Dana White was nowhere to be found. On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck was asked to give his thoughts about White's lengthy absence from promotional events and what it could possibly mean. In addition, listener questions are answered about White's $250,000 birthday gift to one of The Nelk Boys and the internet's reaction to it, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, a potential Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev lightweight title fight, Rafael Fiziev's incredible performance against Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Vegas 58, the loaded bantamweight division, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Fighter vs. Writer: Curtis Blaydes Predicts Mio...
Curtis Blaydes joins The Fighter vs. The Writer ahead of his main event fight against Tom Aspinall at UFC London while UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo offers an update on his health and when he expects to compete again.
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Rafael Fiziev has a lot of fun options ahead of him in the loaded UFC lightweight division, but which one makes the most sense after the fifth-round finish of former champ Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of Saturday's event in Las Vegas. On an all-new episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what could be next for both Fiziev and dos Anjos from a matchmaking perspective following UFC Vegas 58. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Caio Barralho following his decision win over Armen Petrosyan in the co-main event, Said Nurmagomedov after his victory over Douglas Silva de Andrade, Chase Sherman following his third-round KO win over Jared Vanderaa, along with fellow main card winners Aiemann Zahabi and Jamie Mullarkey.
UFC Vegas 58 Post-Fight Show | Rafael Fiziev Ha...
Rafael Fiziev picked a great time to have the best performance of his career, and did so against a former UFC champion. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to Fiziev’s incredible fifth-round stoppage of Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Vegas 58 and discuss what could be next for the surging lightweight contender. In addition, they discuss if it’s time for dos Anjos to face Conor McGregor in the former two-division champion’s return fight, the judging in the Fight of the Night between Jamie Mullarkey and Michael Johnson, Cortney Casey suffering another split decision loss, and other storylines coming out of Saturday’s event at the APEX.
UFC Vegas 58 Preview Show | Is Conor McGregor F...
Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev are set to battle it out in a pivotal headliner in the stacked UFC lightweight division. Could the winner find themselves opposite the returning Conor McGregor? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the stakes of Saturday's UFC Vegas 58 main event, as well as the matchup from a stylistic perspective, which other fights on the competitively matched card stand out following UFC 276, the most under the radar fight on the books, and much more.
HOAM | Is Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic Bigger Fig...
Israel Adesanya's next title defense will likely be against longtime combat sports rival Alex Pereira. Would the potential middleweight title matchup trump the return of Jon Jones against Stipe Miocic in a possible interim heavyweight championship bout? On an all-new Free-For-All Friday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers that question in regards to which fight would be a bigger headliner for the UFC's return to Madison Square Garden should the promotion head back to the mecca in November. In addition, listener questions include the stakes of Saturday's UFC Vegas 58 between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev, who Conor McGregor could fight when he is cleared to return, which famous Boston sports athlete could've made a great UFC fighter, fans saying journalists and analysts shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion on fights if they've "never fought before," and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
BTL Roundtable | Adesanya vs. Pereira, Volkanov...
Saturday’s UFC 276 left MMA fans with a lot to digest in terms of storylines, future matchups, and topics of discussion — from Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira’s big wins, Alexander Volkanovski’s pound-for-pound status, and the unfortunate ending to the highly anticipated bantamweight showdown between Pedro Munhoz and Sean O’Malley. On an all-new episode of Between the Links, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jed Meshew will take part in a special roundtable edition where they’ll discuss Adesanya’s win over Jared Cannonier in the main event, and if the champion is getting too much flack for the fight. In addition, they’ll discuss Alex Pereira’s knockout of Sean Strickland and how big the fight with Adesanya will be for the UFC, Volkanovski’s shutout of Max Holloway and where he stands amongst the best fighters on the planet, whether or not the UFC should run the fight between Munhoz and O’Malley back following the accidental eye poke, a look to UFC Vegas 58, and more.