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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

English, Sports, 1 season, 259 episodes, 6 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes
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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour with Ariel Helwani is back in your life. Twice a week you'll hear interviews with the best fighters and biggest personalities in the sport, plus in-depth analysis of the week's UFC and MMA news. Follow the show on YouTube and on your favorite podcast app for new episodes every Monday and Wednesday. From SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Israel Adesanya, Mark Coleman, Dan Hooker live from UFC 300!

Ariel Helwani recaps the top highlights from the UFC 300 press conference and UFC 300 weigh-ins. He also gives his take on the new UFC gloves, as well. UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman around (15:17) discusses his trip to UFC 300, BMF title presentation, the rescue of his parents from the house fire, how they got them out of the house, his dog, why he returned to the hospital for pneumonia, how he’s doing now, how he works out all the time, what caused the fire, the Fedor fight, his fight with alcohol, the support of fans, how his dog will be remembered, his new dog, how he got hurt stretching, his hip surgeries, how he still plans to compete, an MMA match with Mike Tyson, Tyson vs. Paul, The Liver King, the carnivore diet, his hernia, his first UFC loss, his issues with John McCarthy, open scoring, and more. Israel Adesanya around (1:38:21) discusses UFC 300, how close he was to being the main event, the reason it didn’t happen, the recent comments by Dricus du Plessis, if Alex Pereira was an option, when he might return, if he was fired up for Sean Strickland, what he learned for the fight, his arrest before UFC 293, the Joshua vs. Ngannou fight, playing golf, using therapy, the Strickland vs. DDP fight, his words with DDP in the octagon, Chimaev vs. Whittaker, his conversations with Jamahal Hill, why he almost pulled out o the Derek Brunson fight, pro wrestling, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, the UFC 300 main event, if he will fight Pereira again, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:28:15) discusses his arm injury, his new tattoos, which ones were the most painful, what the leg ones represent, his comments about Arman Tsarukyan, Tsarukyan’s fight with Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, the other lightweight fights on UFC 300, training during COVID, why he doesn’t have a ticket to UFC 300, when he would like to return, why he wants to face Mateusz Gamrot next, the Islam Makhachev fight, UFC title quest, UFC gloves, Alexander Volkanovski’s last performance, cornering fighters, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew break down the top storylines from UFC 300. The panel then around (3:36:15) delivers a same-game parlay for the UFC 300 main event. 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
4/13/20243 hours, 53 minutes, 11 seconds
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Live from UFC 300 with Demetrious Johnson, Merab Dvalishvili, Eric Nicksick, Tim Simpson in studio!

Ariel Helwani and the gang get settled in fabulous Las Vegas. Manager to the stars Tim Simpson around (23:43) discusses Israel Adesanya’s next fight, the negotiations that nearly landed Leon Edwards on UFC 300, Max Holloway’s future, Jiri Prochazka being “terribly injured” against Alex Pereira, Paul Hughes’ free agency, UFC 300's custom fighter shorts, Simpson’s recent fight, and more. UFC legend Demetrious Johnson around (1:19:13) discusses his biggest UFC 300 storylines, the GOAT debate, his current addiction to grappling competitions, why he’s not a BJJ black belt, Ryan Garcia’s mental state, Anthony Joshua beating Francis Ngannou in MMA, his negotiations with the UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick around (2:25:55) discusses the fallout from Francis Ngannou’s knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s decision to switch stances, how difficult it was afterward, Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis’ latest losses, Ngannou’s next step, adjustments Ngannou will have to make for his MMA return, Strickland not getting an immediate UFC title rematch, what went wrong against Dricus du Plessis, tricks for fighting at the UFC APEX, biggest UFC 300 questions, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (3:37:13) discusses a timeline for his potential UFC title fight against Sean O’Malley, how Aljamain Sterling has been looking at 145 pounds, Chris Weidman’s run of bad luck, the UFC’s new glove, Ilia Topuria’s success, his exploding DMs, 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
4/12/20244 hours, 52 minutes, 3 seconds
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UFC 300 preview and On The Nose extravaganza

As we travel to Las Vegas for two special on-site live shows on Thursday and Friday, Ariel Helwani and crew preview UFC 300 then hit a super-sized On The Nose to discuss the best streaming services, the next move for Dillon Danis, if he will ever attend another UFC event, MMA media, Jon Jones, top 5 WrestleMania events, Dustin Poirier’s next move, AEW’s CM Punk video release, Kayla Harrison’s weigh-ins, and more. Then, GC makes his picks for UFC 300. 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
4/10/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tom Aspinall in studio, Arman Tsarukyan, Calvin Kattar, Paul Hughes, Skye Nicolson, Karate Combat President Asim Zaidi in studio, WrestleMania recap

Ariel Helwani around (6:57) wraps up his busy weekend with Paul Heyman’s Hall of Fame induction and WrestleMania 40. He talks about the memorable main event finish and how the AEW was partially responsible. Paul Hughes around (40:15) discusses his latest win at Cage Warriors 170, how he had multiple opponents before the fight, if he wanted to stay with Cage Warriors, why he couldn’t take a PFL deal early, his free agency, what he wants on the MMA game, how the injury by Ryan Curtis has affected him, meeting Conor McGregor, his issues with Paddy Pimblett, when he will make decision for his next stop, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (1:02:13) discusses his Charles Oliveira fight at UFC 300, if he was surprised Oliveira took the fight, why he was watching UFC 200 for Gegard Mousasi, training with Fedor Emelianenko, swimming in freezing water, if he was surprised Justin Gaethje chose to defend BMF title, his comments about Charles Oliveira, how the fight will play out, his relationship with Kayla Harrison, and more. Calvin Kattar around (1:15:54) discusses his fight with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 300, how he ended up on the card, returning from his ACL injury, Sterling’s last fight, Ilia Topuria’s title win, Max Holloway’s decision to take the BMF fight, when he got injured in his last UFC fight, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:29:57) discusses his trip to New York before UFC 300, his last trip to New York City for UFC 295, his back injury during training before the fight, advice from Georges St-Pierre, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, how close was he to fighting at UFC 300, Stipe Miocic’s skills, his new podcast, his hamburger, upcoming England pay-per-view, the UFC heavyweight division, who he wants next, why he’d rather fight Curtis Blaydes or Ciryl Gane, Gane avoiding him, his recent run-in with Jon Jones, Rico Verhoeven, Joshua kicking pads, his tattoos, retirement thoughts, and more. Karate Combat president Asim Zaidi around (2:33:16) discusses how he started Goat Shed Academy, cornering fighters and what he says on videos after the win, who owns Karate Combat, how he got involved with the organization, how fans are involved in their success, having an event at his mom’s house, how he balances the team and the organization, what Karate Combat is like, how he got Rockhold vs. Schilling fight done, and more. Skye Nicholson around (3:29:41) discusses her WBC featherweight title win, her game plan, why she wasn’t main event, Serrano vs. Taylor, chasing Amanda Serrano, how Serrano’s last fight fell apart, fighting on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson undercard, the showdown between Claressa Shields and Alycia Baumgardner, when she wants to return, and more. The parlay pals around (3:51:30) get back on track, and GC looks back at his picks this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/9/20244 hours, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cody Rhodes, Manon Fiorot, and Josh Barnett all in studio, plus Chris Weidman, Maycee Barber, weekend preview

Cody Rhodes around (5:41) discusses watching the ‘Bash at the Beach’ in person, the injuries he suffered Monday, WrestleMania 39, the advice he got from John Cena, comments from Roman Reigns, his relationship with Triple H, The Rock’s return, going back-to-back at the Royal Rumble, when his father is brought up to promote matches, Vince McMahon controversy, CM Punk’s return, his opinion of Tony Khan and AEW, his conversation with The Rock, how the fans made WrestleMania 40 main event, The Rock’s recent promos, his mother’s reaction, The Rock’s mom, the matches he’s looking forward to the most this weekend, and more. Maycee Barber around (1:16:21) discusses her recent health scare, if there was a point she was worried about her life, her thoughts on her performance, Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot, what’s next for her, if Rose Namajunas or Manon Fiorot is an option for her next fight, the best women’s flyweight on the planet, her relationship with Namajunas, her return to training, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:37:31) discusses his win over Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, his eye pokes, if he feels like it is a legitimate win, why so many eye pokes happened, if he thought Silva was looking for a way out, how eye pokes should be punished, his overall performance, the critics, if he would have retired if he had loss, if he wants a rematch with Silva, who he wants to face in his return, and more. Josh Barnett around (2:06:23) discusses his pro wrestling promotion Bloodsport, why Shayna Baszler is allowed to compete at the event, his upcoming event in Japan with Rampage Jackson, how MMA and pro wrestling are linked, how to fix MMA, if the rounds were longer, weight-cutting, referees, MMA vs. pro wrestling, CM Punk’s comments on AEW and Tony Khan, his thoughts on Ronda Rousey, Baszler’s time in WWE, and more. Manon Fiorot around (3:12:04) discusses her win over Erin Blanchfield at UFC Atlantic City, being a tourist in New York, shoes, if there were any surprises in the fight, what she wants next, the trilogy of Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, Maycee Barber’s place in the division and last performance, why she went to the hospital after the fight, when she wants to return, the popularity of MMA in France, why she stopped snowboarding, Victor Wembanyama, bouncing back from her first loss, if she needs more finishes, and more. The parlay pals around (4:00:13) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/20244 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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CM Punk exclusive in-studio interview, Becky Lynch crashes Rhea Ripley segment, Nate Landwehr, Joaquin Buckley, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and the crew around (5:41) recap their busy weekend. Mysterious Frank recaps his trip to the Chase and Status party, and several people recap the UFC Atlantic City event and the trip to the casinos afterward. Joaquin Buckley around (31:14) discusses his big win at UFC Atlantic City, why he didn’t think Vicente Luque wanted to be there, his trip to the pool before the fight, why he wants to be the main event at UFC St. Louis, who he might want to fight next, and more. Nate Landwehr around (45:47) discusses his knockout win at UFC Atlantic City, what it was like fighting as a father, life as a UFC fighter, a recent tornado back home, who he wants to fight next, and more. CM Punk around (1:02:49) discusses his torn triceps, if he could have competed at WrestleMania 40, his return to the WWE and when the conversations started, his conversation with Triple H, his removal from a WWE event this past May, how the AEW reacted, his return event for WWE and his walkout, his reception, his conversation with Vince McMahon, his opinion on the latest McMahon scandal, WrestleMania 40 plans, his relationship with Roman Reigns, what happened with Jack Perry at the London AEW event, his last match with AEW, the version of events told by Tony Khan, his issues with Adam Page, the controversial scrum, why he decided to return after ‘Brawl Out,’ his favorite AEW memories, his time with MJF, if he regrets coming back to pro wrestling, if he was close to signing with WWE over AEW, the viral clip with Randy Orton, issues with Colt Cabana, if AJ Lee will ever return to television, when he might be able to return to the ring, his final UFC trip to the Octagon, and more. Ariel and NewYorkRic around (2:58:10) react to the CM Punk interview and his answers. Rhea Ripley around (3:13:30) discusses her wrist injury, WrestleMania 40, Becky Lynch’s comments, Lynch’s current talent level, her pre-match comments about Lynch’s daughter, the locker room’s opinion of Ripley, Jade Cargill, the match with Lynch, and more. Becky Lynch then calls in to come into the studio for the interview. Lynch and Ripley around (3:31:05) then exchange words and shoves on The MMA Hour set. The panel then around (3:32:18) recaps the confrontation between Lynch and Ripley. The parlay pals around (3:40:28) look back at their most recent pick, and GC recaps his picks for Saturday’s event. Ariel Helwani and the panel around (3:45:41) then looks back at the foul-plagued UFC Atlantic City event and all the storylines. 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
4/1/20244 hours, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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Becky Lynch and Saul Milton of Chase & Status in studio, AJ McKee, Ben Shalom, On The Nose questions

AJ McKee around (9:18), whose father Antonio McKee weighed in early on the UFC antitrust lawsuit settlement, discusses his experience at PFL vs. Bellator, the transition to PFL, what’s next for him, if he wanted to do the PFL tournament, his focus on the year, what he thought of Bellator Belfast, his staph infection, his snowboarding, his Bellator contract, his performance against Clay Collard, and more. Ben Shalom around (36:47) talks about the BOXXER rise, how they ended up on Peacock, how he ended up as a promoter, if he has the respect of Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, why they are holding an event on Easter Sunday, if they could work with Matchroom down the road, Dalton Smith vs. Adam Azim, Ben Whittaker, his favorite promoters, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:11:41), Ariel Helwani discusses The Rock, Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, favorite quotes, leftovers, top fights in post-covid era, Brandon Moreno taking time out, dream UFC London card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, ‘Road House’ reviews, what questions would you ask Ronda Rousey, and more. Becky Lynch around (2:03:26) discusses her new book, her journey, writing the book, her job as a flight attendant, why she decided to write a book now, how Mick Foley helped, the road to WWE superstardom, Seth Rollins, working with your husband, Vince McMahon and the allegations, Ronda Rousey’s recent comments, Lynch’s love of wrestling, CM Punk’s return, her contract, if Rhea Ripley crossed the line with her comments and recent matches, and more. Saul Milton around (3:04:10), the “Chase” part of the English electronic music duo Chase & Status, discusses his MMA fandom, his music, their performance at Brit Awards, how they DJ as a duo, Tyson Fury’s walkout, MMA walkouts, going to UFC events, how MMA is his favorite sport, if Conor McGregor can return to form, and more. The parlay pals around (4:05:26) make their selections for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 91. 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
3/27/20244 hours, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rose Namajunas, Chris Weidman, Renato Moicano, Payton Talbott, Sodiq Yusuff, Erin Blanchfield & weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (7:58) wraps up a busy weekend, and GC reveals his new haircut. Payton Talbott around (15:11) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 89, his violent knee, his post-fight celebration, his hair, his YouTube channel, how he got into mixed martial arts, having nose surgery from his mom, why he has never attended UFC event, what he wanted to be growing up, his post-fight career, buying used shoes, his tattoos, Sean O’Malley comparisons, Dennis Rodman, when he wants to return, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (40:35) discusses getting the UFC Atlantic City main event, competing in Singapore, if a title shot is on the line this weekend, what she thought of Rose Namajunas’ latest UFC fight, if Rose is better at 115 or 125 pounds, her favorite fighter growing up, her thoughts about Maycee Barber’s comments, the trilogy between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, and more. Renato Moicano around (56:54) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, how he got the fight, how UFC 299 compares to UFC 300, Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Dustin Poirier’s performance at UFC 299, Ian Garry vs. Colby Covington, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, the UFC anti-trust lawsuit settlement, when he wanted to be a MMA fighter, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, and more. Ariel and the panel around (1:28:59) discuss Bellator Belfast, the biggest story of the weekend, and UFC Vegas 89. Sodiq Yusuff around (2:00:04) discusses his new deal, fighting at UFC 300, the last time he fought in front of a crowd, why he looks up to Georges St-Pierre, his thoughts about Ryan Garcia, his recent injuries and last fight, how he ended up on a Disney show, acting, Francis Ngannou, and more. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:17) discusses her UFC Vegas 89 main event performance, pressure she felt heading into the fight, how she is adjusting to the new weight class, her dreams, if she’s staying at 125 pounds, if she will ever return to 115 pounds, Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, Maycee Barber’s latest comments, the issues she has with a local dog park, and more. Chris Weidman around (3:00:00) discusses his upcoming fight against Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, what life is like away from NYC, if he thought about retirement for this weekend, how he is training, the mental side to another fight, who will be in his corner, if this is a must-win fight, his upcoming opponent, moving past the leg break, the E:60 documentary, the UFC weigh-in shows, watching his kids participate in sports, and more. The parlay pals around (3:40:30) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/20244 hours, 3 minutes
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Conor McGregor, Michael ‘Venom’ Page in studio, Benoît Saint Denis, Tim Welch, Donn Davis

Ariel Helwani around (4:55) starts the show with the news that the UFC settled its pair of antitrust lawsuits and what it means. He then around (19:54) talks about attending the Road House premiere in New York City with GC and Mysterious Frank. In the latest On the Nose around (26:20), Ariel Helwani discusses the Paul vs. Tyson fight, best paper fight that didn’t deliver, solar eclipse, the UFC 300 poster, and more. Donn Davis around (58:48) discusses the UFC class-action lawsuit, PFL vs. Bellator branding, Bellator’s move to Max, Bellator to Fight Network in Canada, the PFL’s loss to Bellator in the pay-per-view, Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s future, Cedric Doumbe’s future, the relationship with Cris Cyborg, PFL Africa, Kayla Harrison, the PFL event before UFC 300, the PFL season-ending championship, PFL’s new broadcast team, and more. Benoit Saint Denis around (1:33:32) discusses his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 299, his tough fight week, his staph infection before the fight, the weight cut, the injuries suffered during the fight, who he wants to fight next, if he had any regrets going through with the fight, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (1:58:36) discusses the Road House movie, his movie script, the greatest MMA movie, his UFC debut win, if he regrets not joining UFC sooner, his childhood, his mixed martial arts journey, how his father impacted his style, when he would like to return, Ian Garry, Garry’s performance against Neal, Colby Covington’s videos, Manchester United, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Tim Welch around (3:02:35) discusses Sean O’Malley’s performance in his title defense at UFC 299, Chito Vera’s toughness and ability, the game plan, what was said between Welch and Vera after the fight, the greasing allegations, if a trilogy match with Vera is on the horizon, Petr Yan’s actions after the event, what’s next for O’Malley, Merab Dvalishvili’s skills, Ryan Garcia, O’Malley vs. Garcia in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Conor McGregor around (3:39:53) discusses his acting debut in the Road House movie, how his role developed, UFC 300, getting the call for his next UFC fight, contract extension talks, movie career, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, Nate Diaz’s recent comments, his motivation, drug testing, and more. The panel around (4:10:44) reacts to the Conor McGregor interview. Ariel Helwani around (4:22:04) returns to On the Nose to discuss DDP’s next fight, the most anticipated fights for UFC 300, UFC 300 trip, the parlay boys’ losing skid, and more. The parlay pals around (4:45:43) make their latest picks, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/20245 hours, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Marlon Vera, Robert Whittaker, Gilbert Melendez, Mike Tyson’s trainer Rafael Cordeiro, John Kavanagh & Rich Chou in studio

Ariel Helwani around (6:04) discusses the latest news in the UFC, the title fight and Jose Aldo’s return at UFC 301, what could have been at UFC 301, and more. Gilbert Melendez around (20:19) talks about his new promotion with Scott Coker and their first event in San Jose on May 18, how the relationship will work, if he plans to return to fighting in the near future, why the fights will be in a ring instead of a cage, how many events do they plan this year, Diaz vs. Masvidal, Nate Diaz’s future, why he wants to fight again, and more. Francis Ngannou around (47:13) talks about the physical and emotinoal fallout from his knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, how he felt after getting knocked down the first time, the unusually long wait for the fight to start, whether he felt more nervous for the fight with title shot on line, how he broke from tradition and watched the fight, whether Joshua would beat Tyson Fury, if he’s annoyed by revisionist history of his boxing career, whether the fight was the biggest payday of his career, when he can fight again, his desire to fight Tyson Fury, his reaction to the announcement he’d fight the winner of Ryan Bader vs. Renan Ferreira, whether his PFL contract requires him to fight in MMA this year, whether he regrets anything about the fight, and more. The panel breaks around (1:26:32) down the Tom Aspinall vs. Jon Jones meeting and the trash talk between Colby Covington and Ian Garry. Marlon Vera around (1:34:24) discusses his title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 299, his vision for the fight, if he has watched the fight, why O’Malley had such success, his issues with O’Malley’s hair, his eye injury during the fight, when he would like to return, what he wishes he could have done differently, Cory Sandhagen’s comments, his comments for Tim Welch, the robbery of his home, his fans in Miami, who he wants to fight next, O’Malley vs. Dvalishvili, and more. Rafael Cordeiro, the coach of Mike Tyson, around (2:15:31) discusses Tyson’s training for the upcoming Jake Paul fight, the age gap between the two fighters, the difference between this Tyson and the fight against Roy Jones Jr., how he ended up coaching Tyson, balancing the gym and Tyson, his fight prediction, and more. John Kavanagh and Rich Chou around (2:46:30) discuss the latest about Train Alta, Chou’s journey after Bellator, the program and how it works, the goals, new-look Bellator, Scott Coker’s new promotion, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, recent retirements, Conor McGregor’s absence from the UFC, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:15) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from the UFC event. Robert Whittaker around (3:51:49) discusses his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 298, the illness before the fight, his performance in the fight, what happened with the Dricus Du Plessis fight, his opinion of Costa, Dustin Poirier’s recent comments, the MMA community, Alexander Volkanovski, Francis Ngannou, Steve Erceg and the UFC 301 title fight, his return, Sean Strickland, if Israel Adesanya gets next title shot, and more. 5:42 Julianna Pena debates leaving the parlay pals, but Ariel gets her to stay until UFC 300. 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
3/18/20244 hours, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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Breaking news with Jorge Masvidal, Kayla Harrison, Tai Tuivasa, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Ben Davison, questions galore & more

Ariel Helwani around (5:56) breaks some big news to start the show. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will run it back on June 1 in a boxing ring, and the panel reacts to the news. Jorge Masvidal around (15:25) discusses his upcoming boxing match with Nate Diaz, the first between the two in the UFC, if they ran into each other at UFC 299, and more. Kayla Harrison around (32:00) discusses her UFC 300 fight against Holly Holm, her current weight, what she wanted this past fall after her final PFL fight, 145 or 135, her thoughts of joining the UFC, her goal to become UFC champion, her recent UFC 300 Q&A appearance, the last time she weighed 136 pounds, if she has been promised a title shot with a win, Cris Cyborg’s recent comments, how things ended with PFL, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more. Ben Davison, a coach for Anthony Joshua, around (1:04:27) spoke about his initial reaction to the Ngannou vs. Joshua booking, researching Ngannou’s MMA fights in training camp, how Ngannou shocked him in the Tyson Fury fight, how he prepared Joshua for Otto Wallin, why he doesn’t like it when his team has rejuvenated Joshua, how he felt on fight night, why he felt Ngannou’s chin hadn’t been tested, Ngannou’s switch to southpaw, why he thinks fighters in MMA switch stances more easily, his reaction to Ngannou’s knockout, how Ngannou will fare in boxing moving forward, whether Ngannou’s loss should end crossover fights, whether he prefers Oleksandr Uysk or Fury for Joshua’s next fight, his pick for Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Joanna Jedrzejczyk around (1:33:48:11) discusses her UFC Hall of Fame induction, if she knew it would happen, a past story of Action Bronson, if she ever thought of coming back to the UFC, if she will ever fight again, her life as a manager, her last UFC fight and her decision to retire, hanging out with Zhang Weili, her relationship with Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Tai Tuivasa around (2:04:36) discusses his upcoming fight against Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 88, the smaller cage at the UFC Apex, if he had any regrets taking last fight, why he switched training camps, his recent losing skid, Tyson Pedro’s recent retirement, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (2:35:06), Ariel Helwani discusses why he covered an event in Saudi Arabia, terrible boss stories, Mark Coleman, fighter pay, GC’s fastest mile, the new weigh-ins, what’s next for Chito Vera and Benoit Saint Denis, Bo Nickal’s placement on UFC 300 fight card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, if a title shot is next for Dustin Poirier, a special darts episode, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:15) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/20244 hours, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier, Michael "Venom" Page, Cedric Doumbé ,Joanne Wood, UFC 299 & Ngannou x Joshua recaps

Ariel Helwani around (17:51) wraps a busy combat sports weekend with plenty of news from PFL, Ngannou vs. Joshua, Tyson vs. Paul, and UFC 299. The panel discusses the biggest story of the weekend and more. Helwani makes his pick and wonders what could be next for Francis Ngannou. The panel also discusses the controversial stoppage in the PFL Europe main event. Michael Page around (01:02:44) discusses his UFC debut win over Kevin Holland at UFC 299, his fight week vs. a Bellator fight week, Kevin Holland’s pre-fight comments, what he learned from the first strike, his walkout, what his walkout plan really was, his gameplan, what he told Holland after the fight, Dana White’s post-fight comments, who he wants next, The Sphere, Ben Whittaker, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Dustin Poirier around (01:34:14) discusses his win over Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299, bouncing back from the Justin Gaethje loss, his different mindset for the fight, his obsession with jumping guillotines, what a clean knockout feels like, what he said to Dana White and Saint Denis after the fight, why he took this fight, what he wants next, his rib injury before the fight, his mental struggles after the Gaethje fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:05:09) discusses his UFC 299 win over Chito Vera, his first fight with Vera, his knee against Vera, the fan support for Vera, his injuries from the fight, the body shot at the end of the fight, his top choice for his next fight, his backstage encounter with Merab Dvalishvili, what he does before the fight, his fight IQ, if he is going to stay with pink shorts, his afterparty, when he would like to return, and more. The panel around (2:31:01) discusses what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more from UFC 299. Cedric Doumbe around (02:44:45) discusses his controversial loss at PFL Europe, if he plans to appeal the loss, when he first noticed his toe injury, his issues with the referee, his foot injury, when he suffered the injury, if he wants a rematch with Baissangour Chamsoudinov, his proposed walkout, if the fight would be five rounds, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Joanne Wood around (03:18:40) discusses her final UFC fight at UFC 299, when she decided to call it quits, why it was a year between fights, why was the biggest reason she decided to call it quits, her final walkout, “rock bottom,” how she ended up in Las Vegas, her favorite fights, her scare after the Jennifer Maia loss, if she has any regrets, her scare after a UFC fight, and more. John Wood also joins the show to talk about his wife’s final fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:56:53) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/20244 hours, 39 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mega weekend preview: UFC 299, Ngannou x Joshua, PFL Paris, and more. Plus, Helwani check in from Saudi Arabia

With Ariel Helwani in Saudi Arabia, NewYorkRic and Conner Burks hop in the hot seats to discuss the massive events coming up in combat sports. Ariel Helwani around (9:51) joins the show from Saudi Arabia to discuss Joshua vs. Ngannou and much more. He discusses the scene in Riyadh just days before the boxing showdown. NewYorkRic and GC then around (30:48) discuss UFC 299 and the top storylines for the entire card, including the main event, MVP’s debut, and much more. They also list their favorite fights for the event in Miami. NewYorkRic and GC then around (43:34) turn their attention to Joshua vs. Ngannou and what the fight means for Ngannou’s future. They then turn to PFL Europe to discuss Cedric Doumbe’s return Thursday. In the latest On the Nose around (1:33:14), NewYorkRic and GC discuss the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix, if Cedric Doumbe is the PFL’s best prospect, Ryan Garcia, Sean O’Malley’s pink shorts, The MMA Hour belt, parlay pals vs. parlay boys, hardest sports to play, Bloody Elbow, best grappler, WWE podcasts, favorite TV shows and books, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:34) make their latest pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/20243 hours, 56 minutes, 13 seconds
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Curtis Blaydes, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Brandon Royval, Song Yadong, Dewey Cooper, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (3:54) discusses his past weekend in Puerto Rico for the Jake Paul fight, the main event being called off, Jake Paul’s opponents, Tyson Pedro’s retirement comments, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (20:32) discusses facing Jailton Almeida at UFC 299, why he had to withdraw from their previously scheduled fight, the hype around Almeida, if a title shot against Tom Aspinall could be next, Jon Jones and what’s next for him, his time off for action, if he would ever do bareknuckle MMA or BKFC, Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s performance, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Jairzinho Rozenstruik around (45:32) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 87, the stoppage, the changes he made, finding his “real power source,” spending a week in the jungle, fighting in front of an audience vs. UFC Apex, which fighters he would like to fight next, Joshua vs. Ngannou, Brandon Royval around (1:00:44) discusses his performance against Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, his knee injury, who he wants to fight next, his conversation with Alexandre Pantoja after the fight, when he would be able to fight again, if Muhammad Mokaev deserves a title shot next, Mokaev’s DMs, Cody Durden, the worst match-up for Pantoja, fights at the arena and hotel, Haney vs. Garcia, and more. Dewey Cooper, the coach of Francis Ngannou, around (1:32:31) speaks how Ngannou has trained compared to the Tyson Fury fight, how Joshua and Fury are different, if Ngannou will go back to mixed martial arts, Sean Strickland’s comments, Team Combat League, and more. Song Yardong around (1:57:09) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight against Petr Yan, why his hair is blonde, why he is fighting Petr Yan, his last performance, why he doesn’t want to fight on the same card as his friends again, Petr Yan’s abilities, O’Malley vs. Vera, and more. The parlay pals around (2:15:26) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/20242 hours, 36 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jorge Masvidal, Matt Riddle in studio, Claressa Shields, BKFC Breaking News, Weekend Preview

In the latest On the Nose around (4:45), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou leaving PFL event, which boxing fight are they looking forward to the most, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (17:41) discusses his upcoming Gamebred MMA event, his recent trip to Stockton, his recent issues with Nate Diaz and Chael Sonnen, what it’s like to promote Charles Bennett, getting Bareknuckle MMA licensed, the upcoming BMF title fight at UFC 300, who will win the fight, Ilia Topuria’s rise, rock climbing, his father’s arrest, and more. Claressa Shields around (47:17) discusses her performance at PFL vs. Bellator, her time in Saudi Arabia, if she was close to being submitted, why she is competing in mixed martial arts, what she wants to do next, her “shocking” beef with Cris Cyborg, Alycia Baumgardner, the length of fights and Amanda Serrano, Garcia vs. O’Malley, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Matt Riddle around (1:12:27) discusses his latest wresting action, his WWE departure, how his schedule has changed, his incident at JFK, if the TKO merger caused the firing, why he failed some drug tests, why he went to rehab, his wrestling goal, what rehab was like, his divorce, if he has regrets, the conclusion of the storyline with Randy Orton, the DC vs. Jones storyline, how Daniel Cormier did as a referee, his reaction to the Vince McMahon news, Bad Bunny and Logan Paul, WrestleMania 40, if he has interest in MMA or BKFC, and more. Ariel Helwani returns to On the Nose questions around (2:20:59) to discuss the UFC 300 main event, boxing’s increase in superfights, who would win a mile between Ariel and GC, the rising interest in combat sports, Ed Shares, Jon Jones at the PFL vs. Bellator event, and more. David Feldman around (2:37:39) discusses Mike Perry’s next announcement, the KnuckleMania card in April, how they ended up with Thiago Alves for Perry instead of Darren Till or Anthony Pettis, where they stand with Nevada and New York, recent signings, what happened to Rothwell vs. Duffee, his recent meeting with Dana White, his bad day a couple years ago, a recent big offer, if there’s a number he would be willing to sell BKFC for, and more. The parlay boys around (3:02:09) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/28/20243 hours, 20 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Oscar De La Hoya, Eddie Hearn all in studio, MMA weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and crew around (5:53) discusses the biggest combat story of the weekend, if it was PFL vs. Bellator, Brian Ortega’s comeback win or something else, why Ilia Topuria’s moment with Real Madrid was so big for the sport, what’s next for Topuria, Ortega’s injury during introductions, the UFC 301 main event, if Alex Pereira could headline UFC 300 and UFC 301, and more. Devin Haney around (33:31) discusses how he ended up facing Ryan Garcia next, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, what happened at the Super Bowl, if he was close to Tank Garcia fight, his experience in Saudi Arabia, his dream opponent, if there is a rematch clause with Garcia, what he thought of Garcia’s last performance, his first fight with Garcia as a kid, their last fight as teenagers, why this fight with Garcia is personal after recent comments, if Francis Ngannou has a chance against Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez’s new situation, what’s next for Terence Crawford, what’s next for him, and more. The panel then around (1:07:32) discusses PFL vs. Bellator 2, Francis Ngannou’s appearance, the missed opportunity, what it meant for PFL and Bellator, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, what’s next for Johnny Elben and Claressa Shields, and more. Ryan Garcia around (1:45:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Devin Haney, the comments that upset Haney, his strategy against Oscar Duarte, how he ended up with Haney next, his relationship with Floyd Mayweather, if he rematches with Tank Garcia, his issues with Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, recent comments from Shia LaBeouf, his divorce, his recent hangout with Nate Diaz, if the fight will stay in Brooklyn, beating Sean O’Malley in MMA, Haney’s recent comments, his feud with Bill Haney, his official fight prediction, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (2:18:43) discusses how the fight between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney got made, Eddie Hearn’s involvement, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, his past issues with Ryan Garcia, why Brooklyn will work for the fight, Ryan Garcia vs. Tank Davis, Garcia’s issues with Bernard Hopkins, Canelo Alvarez’s future, his thoughts on Turki Alalshikh, Garcia’s chances of fighting in the UFC, a boxing version of the UFC Apex, if Garcia vs. Haney will do 1 million pay-per-view buys, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:57:15) discusses the Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney clash, how he is financially involved, the location, Canelo Alvarez’s future, who could be next for Alvarez, the state of PBC, his toughest competition, his relationship with Dana White, his relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, Francis Ngannou’s chances against Anthony Joshua, Conor McGregor’s future, 5x5 rosters, Katie Taylor’s future, his talks with Tank Davis, and more. The parlay boys around (4:01:52) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. 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
2/26/20244 hours, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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Alex Pereira in studio, Michael Chandler, Johnny Eblen, Brandon Royval, Anthony Hernandez, Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall virtual face-to-face

In the latest On the Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses NYR vs. GC in an MMA contest, the UFC 300 main event, the women’s title fight at UFC 300, what could headline UFC 301, Robert Whittaker’s future, if UFC 300 should be two nights, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, Ian Machado Garry’s future, and more. Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall around (42:56) discuss the coloring book gift, the heated media events, the weight class for the fight, their opinions on each other’s last fights, if they ever will be friends, their first fight, their prediction for their upcoming fight, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:00:32) discusses his upcoming showdown with Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, why he didn’t come earlier to fight week because of the altitude, what went wrong against Alexandre Pantoja in his UFC title fight, the first fight against Brandon Moreno, Moreno’s performance against Pantoja, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:21:24) discusses his upcoming title fight against Impa Kasanganay at PFL vs. Bellator, how he has been treated, his options for this event, the belt/ring, the cage, fighting outside, his expensive shopping trip, a Home Depot prank almost gone wrong, being on TMZ, training with Sean Strickland, how he matches against Dricus Du Plessis, and more. Anthony Hernandez around (1:42:47) discusses his win over Roman Kopylov at UFC 298, family life with four kids and chickens, where he gets his nickname Fluffy, how he got into mixed martial arts, what he would have done if he didn’t do MMA, how he didn’t know who Rodolfo Vieira was before submitting him, his smiling celebration at UFC 298, his earrings, when he wants to return, and more. Ariel Helwani around 2:05:59) returns to On the Nose to discuss the evolution of MMA compared to other sports, UFC 300 dream card, UK trivia questions, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:27:59) discusses his WWE promo on Monday Night Raw, how it happened, his meeting with Triple H, the past year waiting for Conor McGregor, why they aren’t headlining UFC 300, his current weight, when the fight might be possible, Alex Volkanovski’s knockout at UFC 298, the UFC 299 co-main event, and more. Alex Pereira around (3:07:45) discusses the UFC 300 main event against Jamahal Hill, his connection with the fans, when he found out he would headline the event, if he would like to fight at heavyweight, what weight he walks around with, why his coach loves the idea, if he wants to fight Israel Adesanya again, why he would be open to training with him, UFC 301, his stare down with Jamahal Hill after Hill fought Glover Teixeira, training with Steven Seagal, meeting Hasbulla, Dubai, how the fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (4:28:39) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. 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
2/22/20244 hours, 52 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sean O’Malley, Ian Machado Garry, Merab Dvalishvili, Oban Elliott, UFC 298 reaction

Ariel Helwani around (5:40) discusses UFC 298 storylines, what’s next for Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria, what’s at stake at UFC Mexico City, Merab Dvalishvili’s win, Henry Cejudo’s future, how he scored the Ian Garry vs. Geoff Neal fight, the co-main event, and the announcement of the UFC 300 main event. The panel then around (38:52) wraps up UFC 298 and the pick for the UFC 300 main event. Ian Machado Garry around (1:01:50) discusses his UFC 298 win over Geoff Neal, why he studied NFL wide receivers, the scoring of the fight, if he’s having internal conflict with recent behavior, dealing with the fans in Anaheim, Colby Covington, his relationship with the Irish media, his feud with Rampage Jackson, why he cries before fights, one of his tattoos, Leon vs. Belal, Sean Brady, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:35:18) discusses his UFC 298 win over Henry Cejudo, his social media, getting the next title shot, why he prefers Sean O’Malley to win UFC 299, his fans back home, his fight with Aljamain Sterling before his UFC 298 fight, his relationship with Mark Zuckerberg, if Cejudo will retire, his Mexican fans, when he would like to return, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:59:50) discusses the UFC 298 main event, Merab vs. Cejudo, possibly facing Ilia Topuria in the future, why he went to UFC 298, if Cejudo should retire, why there is a Mexican flag on his UFC belt, his upcoming fight against Chito Vera, his improvements since the first fight, his coach’s injury, why he writes in journals, his social media, his official fight prediction, and more. Oban Elliott around (2:31:03) discusses his UFC 298 win over Val Woodburn, his tough first round, his debut performance, if he was nervous before the fight, a voice message from Tom Aspinall, meeting CM Punk, Michael Bisping, and Chael Sonnen after the fight, seeing his mother after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:01) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his UFC 298 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
2/19/20243 hours, 33 minutes, 49 seconds
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Demetrious Johnson, Eric Albarracin, Oban Elliott, Jack Hermansson, Bill Haney, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (5:19), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC 300 main event, the WWE Hall of Fame, Jon Jones, Sage Northcutt and ONE Championship, Charles Radtke, Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, the next fight for Alexander Volkanovski, UFC 298, the Royal Rumble, the next World Cup, boxing media, Valentine Day’s plans, and more. Jack Hermansson around (58:13) discusses his win over Joe Pyfer at UFC Vegas 86, making a statement, Joe Pyfer’s future, fighting at the UFC Apex, his long absence from the Octagon, why MMA is illegal in Norway, and more. Eric Albarracin around (1:12:33) discusses parting ways with Henry Cejudo on UFC 298 Embedded, the reasons for their split, what he has been up to now, Henry Cejudo’s previous retirement, Paulo Costa’s return, and more. Also, Paulo Costa drops by to talk about secret juice and his elbow. Oban Elliott around (1:35:03) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight, how he was inspired by Chael Sonnen, why he feels like he is home, why he was suspended from Twitter, his nickname, Chael Sonnen’s comments, Val Woodburn, pro wrestling, and more. Bill Haney, father of boxing champ Devin Haney around (2:25:46), discusses the upcoming fight against Ryan Garcia, how hard the fight was to get done, how the Haneys are about to bounce between promotions and deals, Ryan Garcia’s comments, where the fight might take place, when Devin will move up in weight, how Devin got into boxing, Gervonta Davis, Garcia’s last performance, the past fights between Haney and Garcia, and more. The parlay boys around (2:48:03) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his most recent picks for UFC 298. Demetrious Johnson around (3:03:20) discusses his philosophy for YouTube, how they pick their topics, the Strickland vs. Sneako brawl, his popularity, a recent conversation with Michael Bisping, what’s next, the last time he went to an event, UFC 298, Henry Cejudo’s chances, Alexander Volkanovski’s second fight against Islam Makhachev, the UFC 298 main event, the UFC 300 main event, Israel Adesanya vs. DDP, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:44:00) answer more On the Nose questions. 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
2/15/20244 hours, 17 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tom Aspinall, Yair Rodriguez, Arnold Allen, Mackenzie Dern, Craig Jones, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (9:43) discusses UFC Vegas 86, the issues of the UFC APEX, the surprising move to promote Slap event over UFC event Saturday night during Super Bowl week, the UFC 300 main event drama during the Super Bowl, what he knows at this moment for possible UFC 300 main event, and more. Craig Jones around (31:56) discusses Alexander Volkanovski’s chances at UFC 298, running into Will Ferrell at a Kings game, if Volkanovski is coming back too soon from his KO loss, Ilia Topuria’s social media game, Topuria’s attire, who the UFC might be rooting for in the fight, his next jiu jitsu fight, his recent trip to Kazakhstan, a memorable Sean Strickland story at UFC 296, Gordon Ryan, fight prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:16:01) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. Arnold Allen around (1:29:20) discusses his recent loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, MMA rules, if he felt the knees were legal in the third round, Dana White’s comments after the fight, if he stayed up to watch the Super Bowl, what happened to the club card, when he would like to return, who will win the UFC 298 main event, who he wants next, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:06:19) discusses what he’s been up to since he won the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his recent tweets, his new mindset, online “crying”, if he will ever face Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic, the possibility of facing Alex Pereira, training with Eddie Hall, MMA vs. boxing, recent comments by Jones, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, the UFC 298 main event, when he would like to return, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:39:08) talks about how her short-notice fight with Amanda Lemos at UFC 298, the mistakes she made in her previous fight with Jessica Andrade, the changes in her personal life and team, how she’s dealing with the pressure of being in the spotlight, and more. Yair Rodriguez around (3:00:35) discusses his upcoming fight against Brian Ortega at UFC Mexico City, if he should be the main event, his break from acton since UFC 290, what he learned from his loss to Alexander Volkanovski, how he dealt with coming up short for a title, the UFC 298 main event, Ilia Topuria’s recent comments, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
2/12/20243 hours, 52 minutes, 13 seconds
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Benoît Saint-Denis, Tim Welch, Randy Brown, Corey Anderson, Ben Whittaker, and news of the week!

In the latest On the Nose around (9:04), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC’s lack of fights in Chicago, the UFC weigh-in show, UFC superfights, Cody Rhodes and WrestleMania, which team needs Super Bowl win the most, Jalen Brunson, why Muhammad Mokaev won’t be on the show anymore, more live shows in the future, media day 1:1 interviews, Dana White’s recent comments about Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, and more. Randy Brown around (1:13:03) discusses his memorable finish at UFC Vegas 85, why he has struggled at times in the UFC, how the fans view him, what he wants next, his efforts to fight Michael Chiesa and the conversations they have had, his new podcast, the Bob Marley movie, UFC Apex fights, and more. Benoît Saint-Denis around (1:32:17) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 clash with Dustin Poirier, why he thought he might get Beneil Dariush next, Dustin Poirier’s recent tweet, the timeline of the UFC announcement of the fight, if he was surprised Poirier accepted the fight, French MMA, his championship hopes, and more. Corey Anderson around (1:57:14) discusses PFL’s sale to Bellator, why he chose title fight over the tournament, Vadim Nemkov’s decision to vacate the belt, his previous battles with Nemkov, the nerves for his last fight against Phil Davis, hunting, why he uses a bow and arrows, facing Karl Moore, if he’s best light heavyweight in the world, Jamahal Hill’s latest comments, and more. Tim Welch, the coach of Sean O’Malley, around (2:23:24) discusses the upcoming title fight against Chito Vera, why he is so popular, his basketball injury, raw milk, the rematch, Sean O’Malley’s character after winning the title, how Chito Vera has evolved since their first fight, his durability, his fight prediction, Chito’s performance against Corey Sandhagen, what O’Malley wants next after UFC 299, Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo, and more. Ben Whittaker around (2:56:26) discusses his viral performance and knockout in his last boxing fight, how his life has changed since the fight, his boxing style, winning the silver medal in the Olympics, where he ended up after going pro, trying to be the face of British boxing, how far he can go, his favorite fighters, how close he is to be a world champion, if he likes mixed martial arts, if he would ever compete in MMA, his new rap song, Shaquille O’Neal, Odell Beckham, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:33) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20244 hours, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Rampage Jackson, Ilia Topuria, Renato Moicano Teofimo Lopez, Themba Gorimbo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:14) discusses how the special edition of The MMA Hour happened Saturday, the fallout of the interview with Turki Alalshikh, Tyson Fury, and Oleksandr Usyk, the fallout from Dustin Poirier’s tweet, the hot takes from the incident, The Rock vs. Roman Reigns, UFC Vegas 85, and more. Themba Gorimbo around (44:57) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, the knockout win, recent comments by Kiefer Crosbie, how the comments bothered him, how his story found The Rock, The Rock’s support, how he ended up in the UFC, his near-death experience as a child, his tough childhood, how he’s helping back home, what’s next, and more. Teofimo Lopez around (1:22:19) discusses his upcoming fight against Jamaine Ortiz, why he asked for this fight, why he didn’t want to face Ortiz, why he thought of Ortiz ripping his poster, how close he was to retirement, social media before Josh Taylor fight, trying ayahuasca, why he wants Bud Crawford next, and more. Rampage Jackson around (1:49:57) discusses past clips with Ariel Helwani, how he ended up in poor seats at his last Japan event, if he’s really boxing Shannon Briggs, the fighters he wants to face next, meeting Conor McGregor, a classic story with Rampage, his loss to Jon Jones, and more. Renato Moicano around (2:32:25) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, how many stitches he got from the fight, how the head butt hurt him, the Apex, if he would consider return to featherweight, his memorable post-fight interview, visiting his family, his thoughts on United States, what he wants next, Paddy Pimblett, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:34) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 85 selections. Dustin Poirier around (3:28:55) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight with Benoit Saint Denis, his first thoughts of his opponent, why five rounds, if Saint Denis was on his radar, his tweet that set off a firestorm, how this fight almost ended up at UFC 300, if he never gets to fight Nate Diaz, the state of the division, Holloway vs. Goethje, Max Holloway, Kayla Harrison, how his fight will end at UFC 299, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:57:50) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 298 against Alexander Volkanovski, the videos he is putting out, his first staredown with Volkanovski, Volkanovski’s last knockout loss, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, Paddy Pimblett, who he wants next, a recent meeting with Hunter Campbell, a future UFC event in Spain, what makes him nervous, the rise of Georgian MMA, his official prediction for Volkanovski, when his UFC dreams began, 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
2/6/20244 hours, 36 minutes, 58 seconds
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BREAKING NEWS SPECIAL EDITION: Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Turki Alalshikh announce new date, more

On the special breaking news edition of The MMA Hour, heavyweight boxing champs Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk appeared with Saudi Arabia royal adviser Turki Alalshikh and Usyk manager/translator Eglis Klimas, to talk about the delay of the Feb. 17 title unifier in Riyadh. Fury spoke about how his injury took place, Usyk and Klimas gave their reaction to Fury's cut, Alalshikh announced the new date for the fight and the incentive he's put out to both fighters to keep the fight from being delayed again. Additionally, Alalshikh talks about what will happen to the Feb. 17 event, the plan for Filip Hrgovic's next fight, the date for the highly anticipated light heavyweight title unifier between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202423 minutes, 18 seconds
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Conor Benn Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts, plus Raquel Pennington, Cory Sandhagen, Tatiana Suarez & Cassius Corrigan

In the latest edition of On the Nose around (6:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Renato Moicano, how much the MMA media landscape has changed, if it’s time to reveal Mysterious Frank, the biggest title fight to make in UFC now, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (30:50) discusses his social media game, his shoulder injury, losing his possible title fight, the Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo fight, facing Sean O’Malley, if he has any regrets taking Petr Yan fight, who will win UFC 299 main event, Umar Nurmagomedov, his YouTube videos, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:01:23) discusses her Bills fandom, why she’s not fighting at UFC 298, when she might return, if a title shot is on the horizon, her new documentary, and more. Cassius Corrigan joins Suarez to discuss the documentary, Suarez’s rise to wrestling fame, how they found out Suarez had cancer, and more. Raquel Pennington around (1:30:13) discusses her UFC 297 title win, her illness before the fight, if she thought about dropping out, if she feels disrespected, her reception at the airport, Jessica Pena’s recent comments, Kayla Harrison’s UFC debut, Sean Strickland’s comments, and more. Ariel around (2:00:21) returns to On the Nose to discuss UFC 301, if he will attend future UFC events, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns, if he would commentate for WWE, Vince McMahon news, and more. Conor Benn around (2:50:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Peter Dobson, being called the “bad boy of British boxing”, having to fight in Las Vegas instead of England, the frustration of not being able to fight in England, if he feels that this is personal at this point, how expensive this fight has been for him, how he has been portrayed by the British media, if he thought of retirement, blackmail allegations, his future plans, his staredown with Dobson, his fight prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:22:11) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming UFC Vegas 85. 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
1/31/20243 hours, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, Diamond Dallas Page, Renato Moicano, Holly Holm, CSAC boss Andy Foster

Ariel Helwani around (7:02) discusses this past weekend in combat sports, the Conor McGregor trailer for Road House, and more. California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster around (21:54) discusses a possible new rule change in mixed martial arts, the fight that caused the tweak in the rules, if soccer kicks could return, rules meetings, the 12-6 elbow rule, the pension fund for fighters, the BKFC and Power Slap approvals, the Usman Nurmagomedov positive test, and more. Holly Holm around (1:08:47) discusses her upcoming clash with Kayla Harrison at UFC 300, how she found out, what she feels about this fight, if the fight at 135 pounds will be in Holm’s favor, what if Harrison misses weight, why she is always fighting the best, her last fight, the UFC 297 co-main event, if a title shot should be at stake at UFC 300, the 145-pound division, if Amanda Nunes will return, and more. Renato Moicano aorund (1:35:07) discusses his upcoming Drew Dober fight at UFC Vegas 85, his mustache, his time apart from the Octagon, his messages for the haters, fighting at the UFC Apex again, what he wants next, Dober’s recent performances, Islam Makhachev’s last performance, other top lightweight fights coming up, Max Holloway, the UFC 300 fight card, and more. Diamond Dallas Page around (2:04:27) discusses Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, how he got a press pass at the Royal Rumble, his history with Cody Rhodes, Vince McMahon’s latest resignation, if the atmosphere at Royal Rumble was any different, Hulk Hogan classic tale, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:49:20) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Calvin Kattar, his grappling events, his issues with some jiu-jitsu competitions, the Chase Hooper match, his skits with Merab Dvalishvili, if he will ever fight at 135 pounds again, the Sean O’Malley loss, how he ended up with Kattar, how close he is to a FW title shot, the grounded fighter rule, Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley, and more. The panel around (3:28:56) looks back at this past Saturday’s Royal Rumble and determines who won the men’s and women’s lottery. They then break down the memorable event. 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
1/29/20244 hours, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kayla Harrison signs with the UFC! Plus: Robert Whittaker, Cedric Doumbe, Leah McCourt, Bianca Belair and Montez Ford in studio

In the latest On the Nose around (6:28), Ariel Helwani discusses Kayla Harrison’s move to the UFC, what it means to the PFL, Harrison’s move to 135 pounds, if Cyborg could join her in the UFC, if it’s the end of the women’s 145-pound division, the Bills, WWE Raw to Netflix, and more. Leah McCourt around (59:43) discusses what happened to Ryan Curtis, who was injured during an MMA practice recently, the severity of his injuries, the surgery, how Curtis is dealing with the injury, what Curtis was like as a fighter, the support for Curtis after the injury, the acquisition of Bellator by the PFL, if a fight with Cris Cyborg is on the horizon, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (1:31:39) discusses his upcoming PFL Europe fight, how the event is already sold out, a possible Anthony Pettis clash, how he ended up facing Baissangour Chamsoudinov, makes a fight prediction, why everyone thinks Chamsoudinov could pull the upset, his staredown with Michael ‘Venom’ Page, why he doesn’t want to do PFL tournament, his interaction with the crowd before his last fight, his walkout, his popularity in France, UFC’s mistake, when he might call it quits, what he might do after fights, who he might face next, and more. The panel around (2:03:45) does their lottery for this weekend’s Royal Rumble. Robert Whittaker around (2:29:22) discusses his upcoming fight against Paulo Costa at UFC 298, his growing family, his injury in the Dricus Du Plessis fight, how awkward it is to fight DDP, who won the UFC 297 main event, if DDP should face Israel Adesanya next, why Costa is so dangerous, the popularity of Sean Strickland, who he wants after Costa, balancing a family and fighting, and more. WWE stars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford around (3:16:10) join us in-studio to discuss their upcoming Hulu reality show Love & WWE, the massive broadcast deal between WWE and Netflix, the growth of WWE under Nick Khan, the challenges of managing a relationship within the same business, the eternal heel vs. babyface debate, body dysmorphia and eating disorders, future goals, the 2024 Royal Rumble, CM Punk’s shocking return to WWE, 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
1/24/20244 hours, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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UFC 297 Reaction, Julianna Peña, Neil Magny, Chris Curtis, Jasmine Jasudavicius

Ariel Helwani around (00:53) wraps up his busy weekend and takes a closer look at UFC 297. He discusses the close main event in Toronto, if Dricus Du Plessis will headline UFC 300 with Israel Adesanya, and other top storylines from the event. He addresses Dana White’s comments about the UFC Saudi Arabia event being moved to later in the year, Dricus du Plessis road to the UFC middleweight title, how the UFC 297 main event was scored, the legality of the knees that stopped the Movsar Evloev vs. Arnold Allen fight, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (1:00:16) talks about how the UFC 297 opportunity came together, her reaction to Priscila Cachoeira missing weight, making the fight a catch weight, why she was so angry Cachoeira came in heavy, how she used the weight miss to punish Cachoeira in the first round, how she felt dealing out so much damage in the fight, whether the fight should have been stopped, the conversation she had with Cachoeira before the fight, her teammate Mike Malott’s loss, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:25:20) discusses the UFC 297 co-main event, what was wrong with the fight, if Amanda Nunes will return, if Nunes will cut the line to the next title shot, an old story about Pennington on TUF, Raquel Pennington’s comments after UFC 297, the future of Mayra Bueno Silva, her return date, her prediction for the Pennington fight, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:02:58) discusses his decision win at UFC 297, why he reduced media heading into the event, why he got rid of social media, his rough 2023, critiquing his own fight, the split decision against Marc-Andre Barriault, his performance, the commentary from Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz for his fight, if he might change weight classes, and more. Neil Magny around (2:29:54) discusses his UFC 297 comeback win over Mike Mallot, what happened during the first two rounds, the corner advice before the third round, what could be next, if he talked with Mallot after the fight, the future of Mallot, Ian Garry’s comments, what he wants next, and more. Ariel around (3:04:49) discusses Sean Strickland’s comments during the UFC 297 media day, the timing of the questions by the MMA media, Dana White’s comments after UFC 297, past transgressions by some fighters and their respective punishments, and more. The parlay boys around (3:32:32) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his UFC 297 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
1/22/20244 hours, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rose Namajunas, PFL founder Donn Davis, Julianna Peña, Jim Miller, Eric Nicksick, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (6:00), Ariel Helwani discusses Max Holloway vs. Justin Goethje at UFC 300, the UFC 298 main event, and more. Julianna Pena around (20:56) discusses this Saturday’s UFC 297 co-main event, when she might bee able to return, why she is pulling for Mayra Bueno Silva in the fight, is she has a title shot set for her return, makes her selection for the parlay pals, and more. Donn Davis around (45:09) discusses the upcoming PFL vs. Bellator fight card next month, how the fans received the card, the UFC’s Saudi Arabia card, why Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison didn’t happen, the offer on the table for Harrison, Patchy Mix, Brendan Loughnane, how PFL vs. Bellator will be an annual event, the future of Bellator, Francis Ngannou’s future, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:12:38) discusses if Sean Strickland has changed as champion before UFC 297, his reaction to Strickland vs. DDP brawl at UFC 296, if Strickland’s emotions will be hard to control, how to defeat Dricus Du Plessis, Francis Ngannou’s fight camp, and more. Rose Namajunas around (1:37:14) discusses her upcoming fight in March against Amanda Ribas, her hand injury that she suffered at UFC Paris, if she thought about retirement after the loss to Manon Fiorot, how her life has changed, why she gave up caffeine, if she is close to a title shot, fighting Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Jim Miller around (2:01:46) discusses how he ended up on UFC 300, if he was surprised it was Bobby Green, how he trains and fights as an “old man,” the key to his longevity, if this will be his last fight, Green’s last performance, fighting at the UFC Apex, and more. Ariel around (2:30:13) returns to On the Nose to discuss questions surrounding Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC Saudi Arabia, Ngannou’s PFL return, Sean Strickland’s comments, Ali Abdelaziz, his professional relationship with Jones, and more. GC around (3:07:10) makes his selections for UFC 297, and then the panel makes their picks for this Saturday’s event. 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
1/17/20243 hours, 24 minutes, 1 second
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Anthony Joshua, Dricus du Plessis, Jiří Procházka, Brandon Moreno, weekend review

Anthony Joshua around (14:10) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, his new documentary, what he learned from the first face-off with Ngannou, when he might call it quits, Deontay Wilder’s recent loss, his coaches, Eddie Hearn’s recent comments, and more. The panel around (34:33) discusses the upcoming Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou showdown, UFC Vegas 84, the latest UFC 300 fights, Artur Beterbiev’s performance, UFC 297, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (57:48) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Alexander Rakic, his bike ride in Spain, his recent loss against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, how he dealt with the defeat, if his mind changed about the stoppage, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his placement on UFC 300 fight card, dealing with staph infection, Magomed Ankalaev’s win, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:27:26) discusses the weather in Toronto, his upcoming UFC 297 title fight with Sean Strickland, if he thought he missed a title shot with his injury, the pre-fight press conference, if he had any regrets for his comments, if he is in Strickland’s head before the fight, the UFC 296 brawl, if he thought of pressing charges, what he expects at UFC 297, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:57:41) discusses his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval in Mexico City, his thoughts on the UFC 296 brawl since was right there, if a title shot is on the line, his thoughts on Manel Kape, his recent loss to Alexandre Pantoja, his modeling with Puma, his dream scenario after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:18:36) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 84. 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
1/15/20242 hours, 42 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen, Mark Hunt, Callum Smith, and this week's news!

In the latest On the Nose around (4:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s campaign to fight Jon Jones, whom Aspinall should fight next, if this is affecting Jones’ legacy, and more. The team discusses movies about wrestling, the etiquette of eating pizza, the truth of UFC pay-per-view numbers, GC’s meme game, Adesanya vs. Pereira 3 for the UFC 300 main event, whether UFC execs watch the MMA Hour, why International Fight Week got bumped up, Gaethje vs. Hollaway for the BMF title, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz’s potential boxing match, and more. Paulo Costa around (24:19) discusses dropping out of his fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, the status of his elbow injury, how he ended up with Robert Whittaker, if he’s worried about ring rust, Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, if there’s a line for pre-fight trash talk, facing Chimaev this year, life without USADA, secret juice, if he thinks Conor McGregor will fight at 185 pounds, Francis Ngannou, how he will defeat Whittaker, and more. Callum Smith around (54:56) talks about cutting weight in the cold of Quebec, Montreal, for his fight with Artur Beterbiev, the delay due to Beterbiev’s health issues, his spoiler role to a potential fight between Dimitry Bivol and Beterbiev, whether there’s a rematch clause, the hype around Beterbiev, his keys to victory for the fight, whether he’s concerned about judging in Quebec, and more. Mark Hunt around (2:02:35) discusses if his legal issues with the UFC are over, his return to fighting, getting into bare-knuckle boxing, his current weight, getting offered to take a dive for a fight, if he has talked to BKFC, if he can still watch MMA, wanting to face Jake Paul, USADA leaving UFC, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:32:00) discusses his activities away from the Octagon, his recent time off from the UFC, his performance against Max Holloway, his upcoming fight against Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, how GSP is an inspiration, the rise of UK MMA, Alexander Volkanovski’s legacy, how his Dad will be in his corner, Francis Ngannou, and more. The crew around (2:58:44) returns to the On the Nose questions. The parlay boys around (3:44:58) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/20244 hours, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Ian Machado Garry, Bo Nickal, Eddie Hearn, Aleksandar Rakic, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:14) takes a closer look at the boxing showdown between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua as well as the next fights for Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira in the UFC. Francis Ngannou around (17:03) discusses his upcoming boxing match against Anthony Joshua, how the fight happened, how things have changed since the Tyson Fury fight, if a rematch with Fury will happen, if he will compete in MMA this year, the support from MMA fighters, Eddie Hearn’s comments, taking care of his coach Eric Nicksick, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (49:46) gives us an update on his health and his decision to pull out of the fight at UFC 296, the reaction by the fans, how his fight moved back at UFC 298, how Garry and his wife were attacked online in the recent months, recent comments by Colby Covington and Sean Strickland, his side of the story of the P.I. incident with Strickland, his hitlist for the year, what happened with Team Renegade, where he will be training next, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:22:52) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, fatherhood, his long break, how he ended up with Cody Brundage, how many times he wants to fight this year, what he thought of Khamzat Chimaev’s last performance, how he wins at UFC 300, and more. The panel around (1:39:33) discusses the new UFC fights for UFC 299 and UFC 300. Aleksandar Rakic around (2:00:21) discusses losing his fight at UFC 297, how he ended up at UFC 300, being out two years with an injuries, watching the division move on without him, his injuries, facing Jiri Prochazka, Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira, Ankalaev vs. Walker 2, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:35:51) discusses the rise of Luke Littler, the upcoming clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou, his previous comments about Ngannou, why Ngannou is dangerous against Joshua, if Joshua will keep the same team, the future of Joshua, Taylor vs. Cameron 3 updates, and more. The panel then around (3:09:29) discusses the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou fight more, if Ngannou will compete for the PFL, who will win the fight between Joshua and Ngannou, and more. GC around (3:33:33) announces his futures bets for 2024. 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
1/8/20243 hours, 52 minutes, 11 seconds
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The 2023 MMA Hour Awards Show! Plus Conor McGregor is back, UFC 300 preview

Ariel Helwani takes a closer look at Conor McGregor’s fight announcement and what this means for UFC 300. The panel weighs in on the news and what could be the main event for UFC 300. They also recap the “Day of Reckoning,” the upcoming fight slate for Saudi Arabia, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua possible fight, Jake Paul’s next fight, and more. Ariel and panel then reveal their winners for the following awards: Knockout of the Year Submission of the Year Breakout Fighter of the Year Most Improved Fighter of the Year Coach of the Year Event of the Year Crowd of the Year Walkout of the Year Promo of the Year Poster of the Year Photo of the Year Social User of the Year Bad Beat of the Year Underdog of the Year Lock of the Year Most Profitable Fighter of the Year Comeback of the Year Comeback Fighter of the Year Upset of the Year Rivalry of the Year Story of the Year Feel Good Moment of the Year Round of the Year Fight of the Year Female Fighter of the Year Male Fighter of the Year 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
1/3/20243 hours, 32 minutes, 38 seconds
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Chael Sonnen, Devin Haney, Josh Emmett, Dave Lovell, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (8:33), Ariel Helwani discusses how the UFC should handle the controversial trash talk, how Dana White broke the news about MVP joining the UFC, his favorite games, UFC 297, favorite Olympic sports, all-MMA trivia team, Sam Alvey’s Karate Combat title, tipping, and more. Devin Haney around (1:02:16) discusses his recent performance against Regis Prograis, Ryan Garcia, why he returned to Matchroom Boxing, Gervonta Davis, life at 140 pounds, a future at 147 pounds, how he gained 25 pounds in 24 hours, Bob Arum’s comments, the best pound-for-pound fighter, and more. Josh Emmett around (1:33:15) discusses his memorable knockout of Bryce Mitchell at UFC 296, what he was feeling heading into the fight, the late switch of opponents, what the knockout punch felt like, his celebration, what he wants next, how close he is to a title shot, and more. Dave Lovell, the coach for Leon Edwards, around (1:55:45) discusses the UFC 296 fight week and Edwards’ performance, the team meeting after the press conference, why he was so fired up after the fight, his conversation with Dana White, when Edwards may return and against whom, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:30:58) discusses UFC 296, what should be next for Leon Edwards, Colby Covington’s performance and pre-fight trash talk, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, Stickland’s future, Ian Machado Garry’s comments, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul, the UFC heavyweight title, and more. GC then around (3:56:27) reveals his Day of Reckoning parlay for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/20234 hours, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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UFC 296 Reaction, Alexandre Pantoja, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Geoff Neal, Andre Fili, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:49) wraps up UFC 296 and discusses Leon Edwards’ title defense, Colby Covington’s controversial comments, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, what should be next for Edwards, and more. The panel then gives their takes on the memorable final pay-per-view for the UFC, including the futures of Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:04:02) discusses his UFC 296 title defense against Brandon Royval, the UFC 296 pre-fight press conference, why he feels bad for Royval, how Royval improved from the last fight, celebrating the win iwith Leon Edwards, how Gilbert Burns’ kids ended up in Octagon, Brandon Moreno’s next fight, and more. Andre Fili around (1:33:04) discusses his UFC 296 win over Lucas Almeida, pro wrestling, his recent dog’s death, the tough decision he had to make, his performance, why he didn’t jump on the cage, how his UFC career at times has been a “nightmare,” what he’s been chasing in the Octagon, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (2:00:44) talks about how his deal with the UFC came together, who he wanted to sign with when he became a free agent, his first formal meeting with Dana White, the financial aspects of his deal, how long he expects to fight in the UFC, taking cues from Michael Chandler's move to the UFC, White's announcement of his signing, his matchup with Kevin Holland, his hatred for the recent trash talk in the sport, his assessment of Leon Edwards' performance against Colby Covington, his dislike for Covington, his desire to ultimately fight Edwards in a UK stadium, his thoughts on KSI vs. Tommy Fury, and more. Geoff Neal around (2:28:49) discusses how his rebooking with Ian Machado Garry came together, his reaction when the fight was confirmed, the health issues that forced him to withdraw from the first fight, his reaction to the T-shirt Garry created of his mugshot, starts his car with a breathalyzer, what happened the night of his DUI, how he feels about trash talk in the UFC, reaction to Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, and more. The panel then around (2:42:42) discusses Tony Ferguson’s future after this UFC 296 loss, Conor McGregor vs. Paddy Pimblett, Bryce Mitchell’s knockout, Strickland vs. DDP brawl, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Jake Paul vs. Andre August, and more. The parlay boys around (3:48:56) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 296. 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
12/19/20234 hours, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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UFC 296 Preview, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson face-to-face, Merab Dvalishvili, Khalil Rountree Jr., Brandon Royval, Dave Lovell

In the latest On the Nose around (8:56), Ariel Helwani discusses what makes a "Fight of the Year" candidate, who is next for Leon Edwards if he wins, Tom Brady’s Expos Topps ad, his favorite post-loss interview, favorite EPL stars, the California State Athletic Commission’s ruling on Power Slap, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (42:53) discusses his upcoming fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 298, if he’s bummed he didn’t get a title shot, if a title shot is up for grabs at UFC 298, why he wants a five-round fight, if Aljamain Sterling will move to featherweight, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Chito Vera, and more. Khalil Rountree Jr. around (1:01:10) discusses his memorable win at UFC Vegas 83, how he performed in the fight, facing Anthony Smith, why he stopped from throwing extra punch after knocking out Smith, the words he shared with Smith, his social media struggles, why he called out Alex Pereira after the fight, why he manages himself, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:33:33) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 296, how he found out about his title shot, his first fight against Alexandre Pantoja, the UFC 296 press conference, and more. Dave Lovell, the head coach of UFC champion Leon Edwards, around (2:32:14) discusses Edwards’ upcoming title defense at UFC 296 against Colby Covington, if the powers that be want Edwards to lose, Edwards’ motivation heading into the fight, what concerns him most about Colby Covington, how Edwards is “different” heading into this fight, Ian Machado Garry’s split with Team Renegade, Covington’s previous comments about Edwards, and more. Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson around (2:59:24) discuss their upcoming Karate Combat main event, why Henderson is competing again against Pettis, the Pettis losses that haunt Henderson, how the training has gone for Pettis, if Pettis is done with MMA for boxing, if Pettis will go back to the PFL, and more. The parlay pals (3:18:21) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/20233 hours, 43 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leon Edwards, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Eddie Hearn, Dakota Ditcheva, Jonathan Di Bella in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:28) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including taking a closer look at PFL Europe, UFC Vegas 83, and Haney vs. Prograis. We look at what’s next for Khalil Rountree, if a title shot should be next, and the future of Anthony Smith. They also discuss Song Yadong's performance against Chris Gutierrez at UFC Vegas 83 and a potential fight with Petr Yan, Conor McGregor's staredown with Yan at a boxing event in Dubai, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (42:21) reflects on her title win at PFL Europe, Valentina Scatizzi's horrific eye injury and the fight's stoppage, the impact of her $100,000 winner's check, her desire to do a PFL tournament, Manchester City following her on Instagram, the possibility of fighting champ Liz Carmouche, and more. Shavkat Rakhmonov around (1:00:02) talks about how the fight with Stephen Thompson came together, whether a title shot is on the line, his sister Sora Rakhmonova's readiness for the UFC, meeting the president of Kazakhstan, his prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, training at Kill Cliff MMA, his prediction for his career in 2024, what he expects for the UFC 296 press conference, and more. ONE champion Jonathan Di Bella around (1:20:06) discusses how he got into kickboxing, why the sport is illegal in Montreal, why he recently decided to box, social media, coffee plans, facing Rodtang or Takaru, his diet, when he wants to return, how active he wants to be in 2024, the face of kickboxing, the difference between kickboxing and boxing, Eddie Hearn around (1:55:03) discusses the new Matchroom gym in Los Angeles, the upcoming fight schedule, the competition with other promoters, Regis Prograis comments, what’s next for Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s performance, why isn’t Anthony Joshua facing Francis Ngannou next, Fury vs. Usyk, why Joshua keeps changing trainers, Andy Cruz, Conner Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr., Amanda Serrano’s recent decision, Taylor vs. Cameron 3, and more. The panel then around (2:39:50) takes a closer look at some of the top early storylines and best bets for UFC 296 on Saturday night. Leon Edwards around (3:19:20) talks about his appearance as a goalie at Soccer Aid, why it's taken him so long to return to the cage, Colby Covington fighting him after a two-year layoff, whether the UFC wants Covington to win at UFC 296, Belal Muhammad serving as a backup fighter, the best part about being welterweight champion, the drama surrounding Ian Machado Garry and his gym, how he'll treat Machado Garry when they see each other at UFC 296, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
12/12/20234 hours, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Eddie Alvarez, Regis Prograis, Johnny Eblen, Drakkar Klose, and more

Drakkar Klose around (6:02) discusses his memorable knockout of Joe Solecki at UFC Austin, if there was any bad blood with Solecki, why he wants the Beneil Dariush fight next, his post-fight speech, making ends meet during his recent injury, his kids, the UFC Austin main event, Sean O’Malley, the best slam KO of all-time, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (30:15) discusses his loss to Mike Perry at BKFC 56, his injuries suffered in the fight, the stoppage by his corner, if he enjoys BKFC, giving up size to Mike Perry, why Perry has had so much BKFC success, the weigh-in drama, what he wants next, PFL acquiring Bellator, Chandler vs. McGregor, and more. Regis Prograis around (1:06:36) discusses his upcoming clash with Devin Haney, their staredown at the Golden Gate Bridge, the fact Haney took this fight, mixed martial arts, what a win will mean to his career, Matchroom Boxing, if Haney is underestimating him, Ryan Garcia’s fight, Shakur Stevenson, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:28:44) discusses what he thought of the PFL’s latest pay-per-view, Derek Brunson, the lack of elbows in some PFL fights, when he wants to fight next, how many fights he has left on his contract, co-promotional fights, Gordon Ryan’s comments, if he’s ever been offered steroids, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:57:32), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC anti-trust exemption lawsuit reports, GSP vs. Nick Diaz 2 at UFC 300, the real ‘God of War,’ MMA referees, World Fight League, Arman Tsarukyan’s future, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:29:02) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight against Ilia Topuria, his knockout loss at UFC 294, why he was so emotional after the defeat, why he went to post-fight press conference, his first concussion, what Cristiano Ronaldo texted him, Topuria’s abilities, rebounding from his first KO loss, and more. The parlay boys around (3:23:40) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC announces his selections as well. 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
12/6/20233 hours, 45 minutes, 7 seconds
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Michael Chandler, Mike Perry, Arman Tsarukyan, Dan Hooker, Miesha Tate, Deiveson Figueiredo, Sean Brady, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:42) quickly wraps up a busy combat sports weekend. Mike Perry around (10:43) talks about his big win over Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 56, his performance compared to Conor McGregor, his family's reactions to his fights, all the callouts he got immediately after the fight, and potential opponents for his next bout, including Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal, his conversation in the hospital after the fight with Alvarez, and more. Sean Brady around (43:17) talks about medical complications that forced him to withdraw from his fight against Jack Della Maddalena, his win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Austin, his work with a mental coach for the fight, how he lost his confidence in the Belal Muhammad fight, getting hate from the crowd in Austin, the kimura he used on Gastelum, his problems with Ian Machado Garry and wanting the winner of Garry vs. Vicente Luque, his pick in Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, and more. Deiveson Figueiredo around (1:05:21) reflects on his bantamweight debut win over Rob Font at UFC Austin, whether he wishes he'd moved up from flyweight earlier, what he weighed heading into the fight, how close he is to a title shot against Sean O'Malley, moving full time to Arizona to work with Henry Cejudo, whom he wants to fight next, when he'll be ready, whom he picks in Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval, and more. Miesha Tate around (1:30:42) discusses her big win at UFC Austin, her training camp, her new coach, how she wanted to win this fight as much as a world title, what she learned from going down to 125 pounds, if she regrets the move to 125, competing in fights with her kids older, if she would want Holly Holm next, her legacy, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:01:07) discusses his recent arm injury, Jalin Turner’s win over Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage, his new chest tattoo, the timetable for his return, and more, the break from the Octagon, Islam. Makhachev’s future, Arman Tsaurkyan’s hotel confrontation, who he wants next, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (2:28:19) discusses his win over Beneil Dariush at UFC Austin, the KO of Dariush, his gameplan for Dariush, the issues of finding fight, getting a title shot, the lightweight division, the confrontations with Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage with Green, when he would like to return, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:56:29) discusses his new business venture with tequila, not being able to fight in 2023, if the Conor McGregor fight will happen at UFC 300, McGregor’s training footage, the Beneil Dariush knockout, Ian Machado Garry, Shavkat Rakhmonov, and more. The panel around (3:27:31) discusses Dana White’s recent comments about PFL, UFC Austin, the Bobby Green controversial stoppage, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:09) look back at their latest pick, and GC recaps his picks from last weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20234 hours, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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DC & Helwani reunion show!

In the latest On the Nose segment around (9:34), Ariel Helwani discusses the first feud for CM Punk, the future of ONE FC, where MVP will end up, Paddy Pimblett’s stardom, if Netflix will partner up with PFL, the NBA in-season tournament, UFC heavyweight division, two former YouTube creators, Kayla Harrison’s future, magazines, PFL pay-per-views, Ariel’s WWE theme song, possible PFL trades with UFC, and more. Daniel Cormier around (1:04:19) discusses CM Punk’s return to the WWE, if Cormier will appear at another WWE event, the true UFC heavyweight champion, USADA’s departure, UFC 300 matchups, Chael Sonnen’s recent interview with Ariel, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Noche UFC, the end of DC’s career, Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg, UFC vs. PFL, Sean Strickland, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, Dustin Poirier’s next move, Bayern Munich, and more. The parlay boys around (2:55:15) make their next selection for this weekend, and GC reveals his picks as well. 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
11/29/20233 hours, 32 minutes, 19 seconds
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Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Joe Pyfer, Impa Kasanganay, Skye Nicolson, Mike Kogan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:33) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including the PFL’s latest pay-per-view. He breaks down what worked and what didn’t on Friday night. He also predicts what fights they should make next, including one for Cris Cyborg. He then discusses Katie Taylor’s big win over Chantelle Cameron and what should be next for Taylor. Helwani wraps it up talking about CM Punk’s surprising return to WWE. Bellator exec Mike Kogan around (30:33) discusses Bellator’s sale to PFL MMA, Bellator’s relationship with Showtime, if he will remain with Bellator, Bellator’s possible future, if Scott Coker will join the new Bellator, PFL's tournament format, Cris Cyborg’s future, ONE Championship’s future, and more. Impa Kasanganay around (1:01:31) discusses his PFL title win Friday, his motorcycle tour, what his past year has been like, why he lived in his car for six months, how he was able to train, if he ever thought of retirement, his childhood, what he wants next, Francis Ngannou, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:28:32) discusses his upcoming main event against Jack Hermansson, when he found out, what could be next after it, if he wanted to test his free agency, Paul Craig’s antics, avenging his one UFC loss, the UFC rankings, and more. Skye Nicolson around (1:53:45) discusses her stoppage win over Lucy Wildheart on Saturday night, what she has learned over the past year, if she was more nervous before this fight, her walkout song, why she passed on next Olympics, coming out with bad intentions, facing Amanda Serrano, meeting Ed Sheeran, her message to Serrano, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (2:24:04) discusses his win over Clay Collard in the PFL pay-per-view, if it could be the end of his career, when he will make a final decision, what he wants to do next, if he has any regrets, what GSP means to you, some of his injuries, his favorite victory, and more. The panel around (2:47:32) takes another look at a busy combat sports weekend. The parlay boys around (3:31:28) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/20233 hours, 47 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Kayla Harrison, Chantelle Cameron, Ailín Pérez in studio

Boxing champ Chantelle Cameron around (12:41) discusses Katie Taylor skipping media for their rematch, how life has changed since her win over Taylor, why she was in awe of Taylor before the first fight, suffering a bad injury before that fight, her frustration at the terms of the rematch, her lack of a rematch clause, wanting to challenge for Taylor’s 135-pound titles, their awkward run-ins before the rematch, why she thinks Eddie Hearn is rooting for Taylor to win despite promoting both fighters, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (33:18) and (3:22:45) Ariel Helwani answers your questions about the PFL-Bellator deal, the year of the backup fighter, PFL’s five different brands, how Bellator’s preexisting contracts work, math rock, favorite fighter nicknames, PFL’s broadcast future, European MMA, UFC press conferences compared to boxing press conferences, sneakers, hating the NBA’s in-season tournament, college football, weird hobbies, and more. Kayla Harrison around (54:54) discusses her PFL bout against Aspen Ladd, her up-and-down year since her first loss, what’s different for Friday’s bout, why her kids won’t be in attendance this year, why Julia Budd isn’t fighting, why Larissa Pacheco would smoke Ladd, her run-ins with Pacheco on fight week, not understanding why the Ladd bout is a 150-pound catchweight, her future in PFL after Friday’s return, Cris Cyborg, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:37:31) discusses his charitable efforts for the Thanksgiving season, reconnecting with The Korean Zombie, why he’s still processing his knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, the drama around the recent Islam Makhachev fight, wanting to fight at UFC 300, why he’s too small for welterweight, Brendan Allen’s big win, wanting to box in the future, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, his post-MMA plans, and more. Ailín Pérez joins us in studio around (2:09:08) to discuss her UFC Vegas 82 win, the crazy brawl at the Argentina vs. Brazil soccer match, her side of her Performance Institute run-in with Joselyn Edwards before her fight, the origin of their feud, manager Alex Davis’ account of the situation, whether she’s considering pressing charges on Edwards, her viral post-fight celebration, the money she makes from her OnlyFans, and more. The Parlay Boys around (3:54:23) make their selections for the holiday weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/22/20234 hours, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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PFL Acquires Bellator Reaction, Donn Davis, Dan Hardy & Veronica Hardy all in studio, plus Frank Warren

Ariel Helwani around (4:06) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend and then breaks down PFL’s acquisition of Bellator. He then looks back at memorable MMA mergers in the past. The panel then takes a closer look at PFL’s big move and the biggest fight that can be made between the two promotions. Frank Warren around (40:48) discusses how the big boxing event came together for the Dec. 23 event, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, why Tyson Fury isn’t on Dec. 23 card, if Fury will rematch Ngannou next after Usyk fight, fights in Saudi Arabia, how Ngannou would do against other top heavyweights, and more. Donn Davis around (1:06:40) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, when the talks started, why they did it, if cash was involved in deal, if Bellator and PFL will have different TV deals, why they are keeping the Bellator brand alive, when Francis Ngannou will fight for the PFL, Jake Paul, Kayla Harrison, Scott Coker’s future, uniforms, rules, broadcast team, how close they are to the UFC now, PFL’s pay-per-view price, crowd sizes, Canadian events, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:03:08) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, PFL Europe, his split with UFC, if he’s done fighting, how he broke into TV work, why he changed his walkout song early in his UFC career, Lee Murray, his wife’s arm triangle, what it’s like watching his fight in the UFC, Tom Aspinall, Brendan Loughnane training with Conor McGregor, his Lego collection, and more. Veronica Hardy around (2:49:53) discusses living in the UK, her performance at UFC 286, her childhood, the impact of Bruce Lee, how she got into mixed martial arts, when she first met Dan Hardy, having Hardy as a coach, if Hardy should fight again, concussions, Tool, her upcoming fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:35:57) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his selections from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/20234 hours, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jake Paul, Benoit Saint-Denis in studio, Mayra Bueno Silva, Andre Ward, Steve Erceg, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (6:23), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s future, the best post-fight speeches, what PFL may do with Bellator, the possibility of future live shows, any updates of Nate Diaz, Draymond Green’s rear-naked choke, and more. Steve Erceg around (42:15 )discusses his big UFC 295 win, fighting at MSG, where his nickname comes from, what he wants next, why he didn’t fight on the Sydney card, and more. Andre Ward around (1:00:58) discusses why he’s become more open after his career is over, his documentary and book, when he started to use drugs, his father’s death, why he parted ways with ESPN, his plans for the future, Diaz vs. Paul, Wilder vs. Joshua, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, what Ngannou should be next, Fury vs. Usyk, Jake Paul’s next fight, Devin Haney, and more. Benoit Saint-Denis around (1:30:40) discusses his UFC 295 win, how his brother ended up in his corner, how his wife is his agent, if he would have his wife in the corner, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his mouthpiece, what led him to combat sports, why he wants to face Justin Gaethje next, and more. Jake Paul around (2:23:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Andre August next month, if the Nate Diaz rematch was close, his PFL uniform photo shoot, the KSI showdown, the union effort with Anderson Silva, Canelo Alvarez, Logan Paul’s boxing retirement, his fight prediction, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (2:50:55) discusses her upcoming UFC title shot, her recent positive drug test, having her win overturned, Julianna Pena’s recent comments, her prediction for the Raquel Pennington fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:11:12) make a pick for the upcoming combat sports weekend, and GC makes his selections. 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
11/15/20233 hours, 39 minutes, 58 seconds
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UFC 295 Reaction, Tom Aspinall, plus John Kavanagh, Diego Lopes, and Loopy Godinez all in studio

Ariel Helwani around (3:04) wraps up UFC 295 this past Saturday night and believes Tom Aspinall should face Jon Jones next. The panel then weighs in if this is the right path for the interim UFC heavyweight champion. John Kavanagh around (26:40) talks about the challenges of traveling to fights around the world, watching UFC 295 live with Royce Gracie, getting recognized by fans over Gracie, Johnny Walker's position in the light heavyweight and the stoppage in his fight with Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294, Johnny Walker's rematch with Magomed Ankalaev on Jan. 13, the state of Irish MMA, the impact of a potential merger between Bellator and PFL, Conor McGregor's potential return and work with PFL star Brendan Loughnan, the changing timeline for McGregor fighting in the UFC, Conor's situation with USADA, his thoughts on McGregor fighting Michael Chandler, the possibility of Conor returning to lightweight, reuniting with Dillon Danis, the possibility of Danis in the UFC, Ian Machado Garry's career trajectory, the controversy surrounding Garry's exit from Leon Edwards' gym, dealing with big personalities in the gym, how much longer he'll stay in the sport as a coach, his strongest memories from Conor McGregor's career, Katie Taylor's rematch with Chantelle Cameron, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:33:43) discusses her big win at UFC 295, what it was like fighting at Madison Square Garden, the judges’ scores, if her sisters will follow her to MMA, why she didn’t like team sports, how Ronda Rousey inspired her, if she is ready for a title shot, how the camp change helped her, and more. Diego Lopes around (1:59:42) discusses his big 2023, breaks down his big win at UFC 295, the inspiration behind his unique haircut, if he enjoys being a coach or a fighter more, why there’s so much team success right now, how he ended up in Mexico, why he wants Bryce Mitchell next, the growing fan support, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:22:06) discusses winning the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his place among the top heavyweights Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou in the world today, his injury before UFC 295, his emotions heading into the fight, why he hugged Sergei Pavlovich before the fight, how he celebrated with his father after the fight, what’s next, and more. The panel then around (2:51:17) discusses Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall, Ariel’s pound-for-pound rankings, the next fight for Alex Pereira, and more. The parlay pals around (3:06:55) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 295. The panel also discusses more UFC 295 storylines, 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
11/13/20233 hours, 46 minutes, 1 second
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Live from New York! Marlon Vera, Dillon Danis, Julianna Peña, Action Bronson, and more

Dillon Danis around (2:53) discusses how he met Alex Pereira, why he parted ways with Bellator, possibly joining the UFC, McGregor vs. Chandler, his UFC 295 co-main event prediction, Paddy Pimblett, Kevin Holland, Nate Diaz, and more. Julianna Peña around (27:45) discusses why she isn’t fighting for the title next, the UFC 297 co-main event, when she might be able to return from her injury, USADA’s departure, her options for her next fight, her goal of being a UFC commentator, who will win the top fights at UFC 295, and more. Chito Vera around (50:57) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 title fight against Sean O’Malley, when he knew it would happen, O’Malley’s game, their first fight, when he first met his wife, if he imagines life as a UFC champion, how he wants to bring an event to Ecuador, smoking weed, how the fight with O’Malley will go, his face-off with O’Malley, if Action Bronson will ever walk him out, and more. Action Bronson around (1:27:03) joins Chito Vera onstage to discuss their friendship, what song Vera should walk out to for the next event, if he would ever corner Vera at an event, his thoughts on the UFC 295 event, takes questions from the crowd, 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
11/11/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Steve-O & Urijah Faber & Anthony Smith & Viacheslav Borshchev all in studio!

Steve-O around (4:46) discusses leaving the Drew Barrymore show, his upcoming comedy special, the MMA stars involved in the project, trying to get cauliflower ear, surgeries, why he doesn’t want to have kids, his new book, getting choked out by Michael Bisping, his MMA fandom, Colby Covington, Paddy Pimblett, why he doesn’t like boxing, watching Diaz vs. Paul with Dana White, breaking his nose on Mike Tyson’s fist, Francis Ngannou, his ideas for Dana White, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:14:49) discusses possibly doing commentary, hearing criticism from fighters, his Alex Pereira comments, the UFC 295 main event, a possible clash with Pereira down the road, what he wants next, the UFC 295 co-main event, Jon Jones’ future, Francis Ngannou’s future, bare-knuckle boxing, Dillon Danis’ MMA future, and more. Viacheslav Borschchev around (2:13:30) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 295, how he got into MMA, how he ended up at Team Alpha Male, how his grandmother helped him follow his dream, odd jobs, how Urijah Faber helped him, fighting for his UFC career, how his fight against Nazim Sadykhov will go, how he got his nickname, and more. Urijah Faber around (2:36:44) discusses his current weight, how Viacheslav Borschchev turned it around, his advice for fighters, how fighters arrive at Team Alpha Male, his gym’s relationship with Sacramento State, his robot training partner, his business ventures, the WEC days, if it bothers him he didn’t win UFC belt, if he called it quits at the right time, his relationship with Dominick Cruz, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:34:02), Ariel Helwani discusses his morning routine, a big question for Travis Barker, Conor McGregor’s UFC future, what happened with darts, Ariel’s favorite shows, and more. The parlay pals around (4:09:28) make their latest pick, and GC around (4:13:57) makes his selections for UFC 295. 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
11/9/20234 hours, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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Sean O’Malley & Jiri Prochazka in studio, Jorge Masvidal, Jailton Almeida, Nicolas Dalby, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:36) discusses the fallout from his interview with Chael Sonnen, Francis Ngannou’s pay-per-view sales for Tyson Fury fight, his report on the UFC 297 main event, the UFC Sao Paulo main event, Logan Paul’s big WWE win, and more. Nicolas Dalby around (59:21) talks about the reception he's received since his UFC São Paulo win over Gabriel Bonfim, the betting odds heading into the fight, the changes in his personal life that helped him turn around his career, a UFC return to Denmark, breaks down Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, getting "you're gonna die" chants in Brazil, when he wants to return, and more. Jailton Almeida around (1:18:17) discusses his performance at UFC Sao Paulo against Derrick Lewis, how close he was to a finish, having his father in his corner, wanting to be a soccer player, what he wants next, Pavlovich vs. Aspinall, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:46:12) discusses getting out of his felony charges for his alleged Colby Covington incident, what might happen if he runs into Covington again, how the past couple of months have been for him, his upcoming Gamebred Boxing event, his possible next fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:01:43) discusses his upcoming title defense against Chito Vera at UFC 299, when he first felt like he was a champion, Francis Ngannou’s next steps, what Vera texted him recently, Merab Dvalishvili, Aljamain Sterling’s next steps, short-notice fights, when he first thought of being UFC champion, singing lessons, his first fight with Vera, his trip to University of Montana football team, Alexander Volkanovski, why he can’t watch pro wrestling, Ian Garry’s comments, his official fight prediction, and more. Jiří Procházka around (3:02:40) discusses his upcoming title fight against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, ignoring social media, Jamahal Hill’s comments, his samurai spirit, how he remains balanced, fight day, his hair, the light heavyweight division, Iceland trip, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:11) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Sao Paulo picks. The panel then around (4:04:42) breaks down the upcoming title fights at UFC 297, UFC 298, and UFC 299.. 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
11/6/20234 hours, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chael Sonnen and Ariel Helwani get into intense debate about Francis Ngannou! Plus, Rico Verhoeven, Eric Nicksick, Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (14:46), Ariel Helwani discusses his favorite candy and food, UFC staff interview, if UFC stars will try to box, Francis Ngannou’s biggest fight, a crossover show, the James Harden trade, advice for fathers, and more. Rico Verhoeven around (31:23) discusses his upcoming Glory title fight, his knee injury, his movie career, if his next fight will be it, Ngannou vs. Fury, the trickier guy to fight, how he stays motivated, would you take short-notice fight, Alistair Overeem’s retirement, and more. Marquel Martin, the agent for Francis Ngannou, around (1:02:56) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, the fight week, what’s next for Ngannou, when he could return, Anthony Joshua, his departure from UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick, the coach for Francis Ngannou, around (1:35:08) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, what he thought about Ngannou’s chances before the fight, if he was nervous, their strategy, Tyson Fury’s elbow shot, what’s next for Ngannou, what’s next for Sean Strickland, Paul Felder, and more. Chael Sonnen and Ariel around (2:02:12) get into a heated debate over the Fury vs. Ngannou clash, how much Francis Ngannou really made, what could be next for Ngannou, and more. The parlay pals around (4:18:58) make their latest selection, and GC around (4:21:01) announces his picks for UFC Sao Paulo. 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
11/1/20234 hours, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Eddie Hearn, Dan Hardy, Donn Davis, Helwani Breaks Out the Receipts!

Ariel Helwani around (10:11) brings receipts on all the social media hate Francis Ngannou got before the Fury fight, and the boxing media's reaction to Ngannou and Fury's showing this past Saturday. The team then weighs in on the true winner of the fight, Ngannou adding to his career-defining performances, John Fury overseeing the second razor-close fight involving his sons, the state of crossover boxing after Saturday, where Ngannou goes from here, and more. Saudi Royal Court Minister Turki Alalshikh around (59:20) talks about not being surprised by Ngannou's performance against Fury, what will happen in Ngannou's future, how he believes the fight performed on pay-per-view, whether Ngannou's next fight will be in Saudi Arabia, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:07:20) talks about what the past two days have been like, whether the fight was the best night of his life, what he would have done differently in training camp, his feelings about the judges' decision, whether Fury underestimated him, how he held back during the fight, the pre-fight moment that made him angry, all the doubters he encountered in the media beforehand, whether he'll do boxing or MMA next, the possibility of fighting Deontay Wilder in MMA, why a rematch with Fury isn't an immediate priority, whether he ever doubted the path he took in leaving the UFC and seeking a boxing fight, Dana White's reaction to the fight, the hate he got from fighters before booking the Fury bout, when he'll return to fighting, and more. Eddie Hearn discusses around (1:44:16) Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, if Ngannou won, how Anthony Joshua would do against Ngannou, Tyson Fury’s legacy, how Ngannou matches up against other top heavyweights, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:18:51) reflects on Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, how he scored the fight, Ngannou’s gameplan, what Ngannou should do next, how Ngannou matches up against Anthony Joshua, if fighters will leave UFC to box, PFL Europe, and more. Donn Davis, the PFL founder, around (2:40:53) discusses Francis Ngannou’s performance, the event itself, if Ngannou’s next fight will be in the PFL, the chances of a mixed rules fight, where this fight could be held, Paul vs. Nate Diaz rematch in MMA, reported Bellator sale, PFL Europe, international expansion, and more. The crew around (3:11:09) then talks about what’s next for Francis Ngannou and the best move for the former UFC heavyweight champion. GC around (3:26:39) looks back at his bets for the big boxing weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/20233 hours, 52 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tyson Fury, Tom Aspinall, Charles Oliveira, Alistair Overeem, Mike Breeden, Fabiano Buskei, and more

Alistair Overeem around (4:01) discusses why he decided to retire, what he wants to do next, how much weight he has lost, his diet, his future in politics, the highlights of his career, why he thinks Francis Ngannou will win, and more. Tyson Fury around (31:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, why this fight interested him, the pay difference between UFC and boxing heavyweights, Ngannou’s chances against him, what he plans to weigh, how the Usyk fight was announced, if there is a rematch clause, Tommy Fury’s performance against KSI, and more. Fabiano Buskei around (1:03:43) discusses how he became a translator with the UFC, if he is an MMA fan, how many languages he speaks, and more. Charles Oliveira around (1:31:26) discusses when the cut happened to knock him out of the UFC 294 fight, how the cut was treated, when his peers questioned his heart, what he thought of the UFC 294 main event, if he wants Islam Makhachev next, when will he be able to compete, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:57:26) discusses how he ended up in the UFC 295 co-main event, facing Sergei Pavlovich for the UFC interim heavyweight title, his weight, if it should be for the undisputed title, the advice from Michael Bisping, Tyson Fury’s comments, Fury vs. Ngannou, how the Pavlovich fight will go, and more. Mike Breeden around (2:31:53) discusses his big win at UFC 294, if he felt he was fighting for his job heading into the event, his weight cut, if he ever barked during a fight before, when he thought his opponent broke at UFC 294, how he used to weigh 275 pounds, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:51:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Stipe Miocic’s future in the UFC and his legacy fight with Jon Jones, the future of Jones, Kamaru Usman’s next fight, if Nate Diaz is avoiding Jake Paul in MMA, and more. GC around (3:33:03) makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/20233 hours, 47 minutes
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UFC 294 recap, Francis Ngannou, Paulo Costa, Johnny Walker, Devin Haney in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (6:44) discusses the UFC 294 main event, what’s next for Islam Makhachev, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman, who should get welterweight title shot next, and more. The team around (28:53) then debates the pound-for-pound rankings in the wake of Makhachev's win over Volkanovski at UFC 294, what Makhachev's next title defense should be, whether Volkanovski should fight again in January at UFC 297, whether or not Khamzat Chimaev should get a title shot against Sean Strickland, whether Kamaru Usman would have beaten Chimaev with five rounds, and more. Johnny Walker around (58:43) reacts to his no-contest against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 285, the illegal knee he took in the fight, the questions the cageside doctor asked him after the foul, what he thinks the doctor should have done, how he believes Ankalaev made a "dirty move" in the fight, what happened after the fight was called off, his interaction with Ankalaev after the fight was called off, Dana White's promise to make things right, the expenses he incurred to make the fight, UFC 295 co-main event, a message for Ankalaev, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:29:47) discusses his upcoming fight against Tommy Fury, the critics of his skills, when he might compete for the PFL, if he’s nervous, his relationship with Mike Tyson, who will be in his corner, his gym training footage, the blurred shirt on UFC 294 Embedded, Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 294, the watch from Cristiano Ronaldo, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:54) discusses his elbow injury, when he found out he couldn’t fight at UFC 294, his issues with a fan during an event, what he thought about the UFC 294 co-main event, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, when he wants to fight again, who he wants to fight next, and more. Devin Haney around (2:25:07) joins us in studio to discuss his upcoming title fight against Regis Prograis next month, Sean O’Malley’s comments, Ngannou vs. Fury, leaving Top Rank, Shakur Stevenson, his last fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko, Prograis’ recent comments, Terence Crawford, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:00) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his picks for UFC 294. Ariel and crew around (3:20:32) then discuss if Dillon Danis is headed to the UFC. 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
10/23/20233 hours, 48 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez face off, Derek Brunson, Craig Jones, Brian Kelleher, David Feldman, UFC 294 Preview

Ariel Helwani around (6:10) discusses the end of Showtime Sports and its coverage of boxing and mixed martial arts. Craig Jones, the jiu-jitsu coach for Alexander Volkanovski, around (12:19) explains why Sambo is fake, what went right and wrong in the first fight with Islam Makhachev, how the short training camp has been, Gordon Ryan vs. Dillon Danis, how he ended up on Alex Jones show, if he will end up fighting Luke Rockhold, his feud with Gabi Garcia, his official fight prediction, and more. Derek Brunson around (40:54) discusses how he ended up in the PFL, why he asked for his UFC release, in which division he'll fight in the PFL, if he thought about retirement, Israel Adesanya’s struggles, Usman vs. Chimaev, gambling parlays, and more. David Feldman around (1:00:54) discusses the return of Mike Perry to headline BKFC 56, the other title fights on the card, Bryce Hall’s future, BKFC’s future, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:20:03) discusses facing Mike Perry at BKFC 56, why he wanted Perry for his first BKFC fight, and more. Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez around (1:26:36) discuss their upcoming BKFC 56 clash and trade multiple verbal shots. Brian Kelleher around (1:56:45) talks about the origin of his "skullet," his upcoming fight with ex-champ Cody Garbrandt at UFC 296, how the fight came together after his neck surgery, the process of getting cleared to fight, whether Garbrandt's chin is "suspect," how to beat Garbrandt, showing off his Conor McGregor toy and Sean O'Malley wig, whether a win over Garbrandt gets him closer to an O'Malley fight, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:22:10), Ariel Helwani discusses surprise fights at UFC 300, if the UFC will ever be passed by another promotion, Dillon Danis’ future if he came to the UFC, if fans are upset with influencer boxing, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:41) make their most recent selection, and GC selects his best bets and parlays for UFC 294. 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
10/18/20233 hours, 30 minutes, 36 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Darren Till, Michel Pereira, Rey Mysterio in studio, Prime Card recap

Ariel Helwani around (8:16) recaps his fight week in Manchester from his voice issues to the event itself. He then takes a closer look at the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis and the KSI vs. Tommy Fury clashes. Alexander Volkanovski around (32:44) talks about the moment he received the offer to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 294, cutting weight on short notice, the benefits of fighting without a full training camp, whether he was surprised Makhachev accepted the fight, the danger of taking the rematch so soon, the fate of his featherweight title defense against Ilia Topuria, whether he's worried about Makhachev will cheat, his reaction to Israel Adesanya taking time off, and more. The team around (1:01:46) discusses the stakes of Volkanovski's rematch with Makhachev, whether the short notice fight benefits him, Ariel and Conner discuss the culinary options in England, what’s next for Tommy Fury and Dillon Danis, and more. Rey Mysterio around (1:37:01) discusses the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis fight, the callout by Paul, Paul’s growth as a wrestler, Bad Bunny, the impact of Eddie Guerrero’s death, why it took so long to visit Guerrero’s grave, Dominik Mysterio, what it’s like to compete against his son, how he is able to still compete as he gets older, his favorite MMA fighters, and more. Darren Till around (2:29:06) discusses his past history with Ariel Helwani, what he thought of Misfits Boxing, Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, why Till isn’t in the UFC anymore, why he has turned down MMA deals so far, if Misfits in his future, why BKFC isn’t on his radar right now, his comments about Mike Perry, if he is still friends with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Michel Pereira, who is translated by Luciana Andrade around (3:08:32), discusses his UFC Vegas 81 win, why he decided to compete at 185 pounds, if he’s going to stay in the division or go back to 170 pounds, why he missed weight against Wonderboy, if he understood why Wonderboy didn’t take the fight, what he wants next, why he had Israeli flag for walkout, and more. The parlay boys around (3:37:25) take a look at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks. Ariel also around (3:46:56) discusses the UFC hosting an event in Saudi Arabia, and the UFC parting ways with USADA. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling () (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE (TN), or (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
10/16/20234 hours, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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Live from Manchester! UFC 294 madness, Mike Perry & Mams Taylor in studio, Tommy Fury, more

Ariel Helwani around (5:34) discusses the new main event at UFC 294, if Alexander Volkanovski is out for the Toronto card, what happened with backup fighter Mateusz Gamrot, the co-main event, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:28), Ariel Helwani discusses where it would rank if Alexander Volkanovski pulls off the upset at UFC 294, the UFC’s event next year in Saudi Arabia, if Mike Perry knocks out Logan Paul, the skirmishes at Misfits open workouts, and more. Mike Perry around (40:00) discusses crashing Misfits open workouts, his interaction with Anthony Taylor, if he’s surprised Dillon Danis is at event, if he would rather fight Jake or Logan Paul, starting his own promotion, his message to Jon Jones, his kids’ names, Darren Till, and more. Mams Taylor around (1:57:46) discusses last-minute changes to Misfits card, the chaos with John Fury at Misfits workouts, if he warned Dillon Danis for comments, if it was hard to get Dillon Danis and Logan Paul on the card, KSI vs. Jake Paul, his issues with Nakisa Bidarian, KSI vs. Conor McGregor, the year for Misfits, and more. Tommy Fury around (2:46:39) discusses John Fury’s skirmishes at media workouts, if he would end crossover boxing if he beats KSI, KSI’s last fight, if he would want to face Logan or Jake Paul next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:03:11) make their pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20233 hours, 26 minutes
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Paulo Costa, Bobby Green, Cris Cyborg, Drew Dober, Joe Pyfer, Leah McCourt, and more

Ariel Helwani discusses the recent tragedy in Israel, his trip there, and more. The panel then around (26:48) discusses what happened at Bellator 300, what it all means, the latest from Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, and more. Leah McCourt around (43:44) discusses her win over Sara McMann at Bellator 300, her medical scare during fight week, how she got her nickname, squaring off against Cris Cyborg, her future fight against Cyborg, why she chose MMA over boxing, how she got signed by Bellator, and more. The parlay pals around (1:06:27) look back at their most recent selection. Drew Dober around (1:16:49) discusses his win over Ricky Glenn at UFC Vegas 80, fighting in front of his young daughter, if she knew where she was sitting at the event, his UFC record, his last loss, the UFC Vegas 80 main event, what he wants next, Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:36:19) discusses his win at UFC Vegas 80, the injuries he sustained, why his training camp was so difficult, how he pulled off the finish, the viral photo from the fight, what he wants next, his pay comments, and more. Bobby Green around (2:02:01) discusses his upset win at UFC Vegas 80, how he felt people counted him out, his longevity, who he wants next, what he said during the weigh-ins with Grant Dawson, why he’s done fighting at UFC APEX, his goals, how he evolved as a fighter, if Tony Ferguson will beat Paddy Pimblett, and more. Cris Cyborg around (2:28:38) discusses her win over Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, her longevity, Bellator’s future, if Kayla Harrison fight could happen, her comments with Cat Zingano, who she wants to fight next and where, her jersey, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:53:33) discusses his elbow injury, why the doctors wanted to open it up, if he thought of pulling out of the fight, why this fight has become personal, and more. GC around (3:14:44) looks back at his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/20233 hours, 38 minutes, 2 seconds
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Michael Chandler, Alexandre Pantoja, Merab Dvalishvili, Angela Lee, and more

Alexandre Pantoja around (19:37) discusses his love of ‘Rocky’ movies, life as UFC champion, his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval at UFC 296, fighting on Colby Covington card, Sean O’Malley, his memorable post-fight speech, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (48:38) gives an update on his hand injury, Aljamain Sterling’s loss at UFC 292, Marc Goddard, if he should get next title shot, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Vera, him shadowboxing in the rain, and more. Michael Chandler around (1:17:17) discusses waiting for Conor McGregor, Bellator’s reported possible end, hanging out with the Titans, business ventures, his time off, if he has set a deadline if he will move on, if he regrets doing The Ultimate Fighter, Nate Diaz’s comments, Makhachev vs. Oliveira, his message to McGregor, and more. Angela Lee around (1:59:48) discusses her retirement from MMA, what caused her to make the decision, her car accident, her website, her mental health, why it’s important to share her story, why she told ONE fighters she was retiring before their title fight, if she will still train, her favorite moment at ONE Championship, and more. In the latest On the Nosea around (2:40:02), Ariel Helwani discusses if Francis Ngannou should feel disrespected by Tyson Fury because of the Oleksandr Usyk fight, if Jon Jones will retire after UFC 295, most memorable event on his birthday, how to make judging better, if the Expos will ever return to Montreal, best concerts, Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:43) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC around (4:04:03) makes his selections as well. 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
10/4/20234 hours, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dillon Danis in studio, Tony Ferguson, Renato Moicano, Cédric Doumbé, Dakota Ditcheva, Leigh Wood and Steve Cooper

Before his clash with Logan Paul, Dillon Danis around (8:30) drops by the studio to discuss his ongoing lawsuit with Paul's fiancee, Nina Agdal, the trash talk leading up to the fight, his training with Alex Pereira, drug testing for the fight, the origin of his feud with the Paul brothers, the infamous water balloon incident with Jake Paul, the dark times he went through after getting injured, why the fight is not sanctioned as a pro bout, his face-to-face interview with Logan, John Fury's outburst at the press conference, what happens if he loses, what he'll weigh for the fight, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:21:57) explains the stakes of his upcoming fight with Josh Warrington, Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper talks about how the two came to work together, Nottingham's tough past season, Wood's rematch win over Mauricio Lara, Cooper on parallel's between the fight game and soccer, Wood's potential future fights, and more. Renato Moicano around (1:51:58) discusses his new podcast, what the year has been like for him after his recent injury, why he wants Dan Hooker next, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, Costa vs. Chimaev, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (2:26:27) discusses his impressive PFL knockout, his recent wrist injury, the support of Kylian Mbappe and the PSG soccer team at the fight, if he’s the biggest MMA star in France, how he translated himself after the win, the allegations against his coach, the message he sent to his opponent after the fight, the chant before the fight, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (2:56:30) discusses her PFL Europe performance, her Erling Haaland celebration, training with her brother, her staredown with Valentina Scatizzi, KSI vs. Fury, Paul vs. Danis, and more. Tony Ferguson around (3:26:54) discusses his upcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296, his last fight against Bobby Green, why he went back to his old team, how the game has changed, how close he came to coaching against Khabib Nurmagomedov on TUF, mental conditioning, his thoughts on Patrick Pimblett, and more. GC around (4:05:20) looks back at his most recent pick from the Canelo Alvarez fight. 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
10/2/20234 hours, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
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Logan Paul, Alex Pereira, Stephen Thompson, Johnny Eblen, Jim Lampley, and more

Stephen Thompson around (3:17) discusses his recent pay issues with the UFC, his upcoming fight against Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296, why he turned down the fight the first time, his thoughts on Ian Machado Garry, when he might call it quits, his time away from the Octagon, Edwards vs. Covington, how his fight will play out against Rakhmonov, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (32:05), Ariel Helwani discusses the latest WWE releases, the McGregor vs. Chandler fight delay, judging takedowns, Scott Coker’s legacy with Bellator, Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, and more. Jim Lampley around (1:13:43) discusses Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo showdown, what he’s been up to since HBO Boxing folded, his emotional last HBO fight, the impact of Muhammad Ali, his relationship with Howard Cosell, why he moved to Chapel Hill, influencer boxing, his favorite calls, and more. Johnny Eblen around (2:28:56) discusses his nasty cut at Bellator 299, if he thought the fight would be stopped, what happened after the fight with Fabian Edwards, how he feels about Colby Covington, the reported PFL sale, if it’s his final fight for Bellator, training with Sean Strickland, and more. Alex Pereira around (2:56:31) discusses his upcoming light heavyweight title fight at UFC 295, his performance against Jan Blachowicz, where he feels most comfortable 185 or 205, Sean Strickland, facing Jiri Prochazka, if he wants to win this fight for his coach, training with Dillon Danis, his issues with Anthony Smith, and more. Logan Paul around (3:29:23) discusses his return to boxing, why he didn’t get the Nate Diaz fight, why Dillon Danis is his opponent, his thoughts on Danis’ social media posts on Nina Agdal, if he regrets picking Danis, possibly facing Mike Perry, his relationship with Jake Paul, his official prediction, and more. The team then around (4:21:42) announces the upcoming live NYC show on Nov. 10 at citywinery.com. 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
9/27/20234 hours, 37 minutes, 44 seconds
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GC & Ric Takeover: Reacting to UFC’s big announcements, Ben ‘The Bane’ Davis joins the show

Eric Jackman and Conner Burks around (2:27) discuss all the big UFC fights announced recently, including Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. They also pick their top 3 most anticipated fights recently announced, discuss Frank's trip to a barber shop for beards only, the disappointment of Rafael Fiziev's UFC Vegas 79 loss to Mateusz Gamrot, other standouts on the card, Bellator 299 standouts, whether Johnny Eblen is among the best middleweights in the world, Misfits Boxing, the Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. fight, Israel Adesanya's drunk driving charge, and more. Ben Davis around (58:21) talks about his fight at Misfits Boxing against Anderson Silva's son, Gabriel, what he expected versus what happened, what he hoped to accomplish with the fight, how he got into the MMA industry, whether he'll fight again, the commentary at Misfits Boxing, his callout of another media member, going to the ceremonial weigh-ins in a hotel bathrobe, his desire to grapple Brendan Fitzgerald, doing commentary immediately after getting knocked out, and more. The parlay pals around (1:52:11) recap their latest winning selection, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:56:49) then answer multiple fan questions before a game of darts. 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
9/25/20232 hours, 34 minutes, 8 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, Jared Cannonier, Anthony Smith, Raul Rosas Jr., Loopy Godinez, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (3:14) discusses his UFC 292 performance, why he plans to take a break, his sense of relief after the title loss, who should Sean O’Malley fight next, if he would fight at featherweight, Dana White’s recent comments, Mike Grundy at Polaris, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:42), Ariel Helwani agrees with almost everything Dana White had to say at the DWCS post-fight press conference, the UFC welterweight division, the possibility of an all-female UFC event, and more. Raul Rosas Jr. around (1:29:35) breaks down his Noche UFC win, high school life, if he felt pressure to bounce back, how he dealt with his first loss, Conor McGregor’s tweet, his hobbies, if his next fight will be in Mexico, who he wants to fight next, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:48:32) discusses her Noche UFC win, how her new team has helped, why she changed teams, if she was shocked Elise Reed didn’t tap, what Noche UFC fight week was like, her reaction to the main event, her tough amateur career, when she wants to fight again, and more. Jessica Rose-Clark around (2:12;42) discusses her upcoming bout at Lion Fights, her plans for a bus, her childhood, how she got into fighting, why she isn’t fighting in the UFC anymore, calling out Paige VanZant for a boxing fight, why she wants to fight for Jake Paul and MVP, a recent tweet, and more. Jared Cannonier around (2:43:33) discusses life as a backup fighter for UFC 293, if he’s close to a title shot, how close he was to filling in for Sean Strickland at UFC 293, Strickland’s upset of Israel Adesanya, where Khamzat Chimaev is a true contender, makes his case to be the next title contender, and more. Anthony Smith around (3:11:34) discusses his issues with Ariel, his recent win over Ryan Spain at UFC Singapore, why he wanted to fight in Singapore, fickle MMA fans, who he wants to fight next, Alex Pereira’s recent comments, next light heavyweight title fight, the 10-8 score in Noche UFC main event, and more. The parlay boys around (4:04:36) make their latest pick, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/20/20234 hours, 36 minutes, 26 seconds
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UFC scoring controversy, Valentina Shevchenko, Ciryl Gane, Tracey Cortez, Amanda Serrano, J.J. Watt, Charlie Campbell

Ariel Helwani around (10:02) recaps Noche UFC and discusses why Mike Bell’s 10-8 in Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 is one of the worst scorecards in MMA history, where the division goes from here, whether a trilogy fight has to be next, whether Erin Blanchfield or Manon Fiorot has a stronger case, and more. Tracy Cortez around (46:09) discusses her big win over Jasmine Jasudavicius at Noche UFC, her long layoff before Saturday, why she traveled to Brazil to train with the Pitbull brothers, the vibe in T-Mobile Arena, why she was on the prelims, Jasudavicius pulling her hair mid-fight, her rise in popularity, the story behind her infamous photo with Paulo Costa, the passing of Gloria Cejudo, how far she is from title contention, and more. Charlie Campbell around (1:12:42) discusses his win over Alex Reyes at Noche UFC and memorable post-fight promo, how he rebounded from his loss on UFC’s Contender Series, how Al Iaquinta helped him get his start, the unique origin of his nickname “The Cannibal,” his The Rock inspired interaction with Daniel Cormier, The Rock’s response, potentially fighting at Madison Square Garden, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:30:52) discusses her split draw with Alexa Grasso at Noche UFC, her reaction to Mike Bell’s 10-8 scorecard, her breakdown of the fight, why she expected a split decision, her injured hand, what she wants next, who should get next title shot, and more. The parlay boys around (2:14:11) recap their big week, and GC looks back at his memorable bets from this past weekend. Amanda Serrano around (2:33:50) previews her WBO title defense against Danila Ramos, the longer rounds for the title fight, why she isn’t defending all her belts, Alycia Baumgardner’s positive drug test, her return to mixed martial arts, the Katie Taylor rematch, and more. Ciryl Gane around (3:01:45) discusses being robbed during one of his fights, his performance in the UFC Paris main event, not getting the Jon Jones fight, how his mindset has changed, who he wants next, who will win Jones vs. Miocic, Ngannou vs. Fury, and more. NFL legend J.J. Watt around (3:26:04) joins us during the final minutes of the Burnley and Nottingham Forest match, if he enjoys watching soccer or football more, how he became a soccer fan, watching UFC events, 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
9/18/20234 hours, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Robert Whittaker, Dricus Du Plessis, Sergio Pettis, Kayla Harrison, Chris Eubank Jr., Eric Nicksick, and more

Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (9:23) discusses Sean Strickland’s rise and comparisons to Stone Cold Steven Austin, Eric Nicksick’s cornerwork, CM Punk’s future, MVP’s free agency, next UFC middleweight title shot, and more. Kayla Harrison around (36:03) discusses her upcoming fight against Julia Budd, working at Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA as a commentator, her lengthy absence, if she thought of retirement, if this will be her final PFL fight, Bellator’s reported sale, Amanda Nunes’ retirement, and more. Dricus Du Plessis around (1:13:40) discusses the massive upset at UFC 293, Chael Sonnen’s comments in his last fight, if he was promised a title fight after the Robert Whittaker fight, Israel Adesanya’s performance in the cage, Dana White’s comments, if he regrets his decision to pass up a title shot, what he wants next, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:36:53) discusses Sean Strickland’s upset win at UFC 293, how long it took to make the fight official, what fight week was like, why he thought Sean Strickland might get pulled from the UFC 293 fight week, how he ended up with a bodyguard, the gameplan, Israel Adesanya’s traps, corner advice, who they want next, why he defended Eugene Bareman, and more. Sergio Pettis around (2:21:24) discusses his upcoming fight against Patchy Mix at Bellator 301, his training partners, if Bellator 301 will be the final Bellator event, a possible merger with the PFL, the best bantamweight in the world, the giant fish he caught in Thailand, and more. Chris Eubank Jr. around (2:58:37) discusses his rematch win over Liam Smith, how he likes mixed martial arts, Jake Paul’s rise in boxing, how Dana White has impacted MMA, if Francis Ngannou can keep up with Tyson Fury, who he wants next, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:30:02) discusses the UFC 293 main event, what happened against DDP at UFC 290, why he didn’t fight in Australia, DDP’s decision to skip title fight with injury, Sean Strickland’s performance against Israel Adesanya, the middleweight division, if Adesanya should get an immediate rematch, and more. The parlay boys around (4:02:03) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for Noche UFC. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
9/13/20234 hours, 35 minutes, 29 seconds
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UFC 293 reaction, Chael Sonnen, Ian Machado Garry, Chris Curtis, Casey O’Neill, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:57) reflects on a memorable UFC 293 main event, whether it’s one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, if champion Sean Strickland is good for the UFC, what’s next for the middleweight champion, and more. The team around (25:34) discusses the magnitude of the Sean Strickland's upset over Israel Adesanya, what really happened with Adesanya, the reaction to Strickland in Australia, whether there should be an immediate rematch, and more. Chris Curtis around (58:03) reacts to his teammate and podcast co-host Sean Strickland's incredible win over Adesanya, why he was confident that Strickland would win, how Strickland trained for the fight, Strickland's demeanor going into the fight, the presence of Strickland's girlfriend on fight week, his reaction to Strickland dropping Adesanya in the first round, Eric Nicksick's coaching during the fight, Strickland's unusual style and how he surprised Adesanya, how Strickland will celebrate his win, being 100 percent confident Strickland will spar tomorrow, his rib injury and clarifying Ian Machado Garry's role in it, and more. Chael Sonnen (1:22:35) discusses UFC 293, Sean Strickland’s big upset win, how Alex Pereira loss helped Strickland, if there will be an immediate rematch for Israel Adesanya, if DDP should regret his decision, if Izzy is the greatest middleweight champion of all-time, a classic story about Anderson Silva, how a rematch would go between Strickland and Adesanya, the biggest upsets in UFC history, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevcheno rematch, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (2:05:50) discusses the UFC 293 main event, why Israel Adesanya came up short, his UFC 292 performance, his Friday workout before the fight, why he wants Wonderboy next, possibly facing with Colby Covington next year, training with Conor McGregor, and more. Casey O’Neill around (2:39:57) discusses missing out on UFC 293 with an injury, what Sean Strickland is like as a teammate, the UFC 293 main event, what Eric Nicksick is like as a coach, why Israel Adesanya and Strickland are polarizing, when she might return, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Ariel Helwani around (3:09:30) recaps the rest of the UFC 293 fight card and other combat sports this past weekend. The parlay pals around (3:17:14) recap their latest selections, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. 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
9/11/20234 hours, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sean O’Malley, Jorge Masvidal, Mike Perry, The Korean Zombie, Marlon Vera, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:59) returns and catches us up on the latest news with ‘The MMA Hour is on Fire’ song. In the latest On the Nose around (20:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s issues with Merab Dvalishvili, Izzy vs. DDP, Izzy vs. Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next for Max Holloway, recent deaths in WWE, CM Punk’s ousting from AEW, what’s next for Tom Aspinall, Laura Sanko’s PPV debut, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (41:48) discusses booking Junior dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum in Friday’s main event, if Masvidal would like to box again, how Nate Diaz did against Jake Paul, how Masvidal would do against Jake Paul, the ‘BMF’ title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:01:53) discusses life on the farm and as a champion, his rough training camp, his walkout song, the UFC 292 finish, the post-fight celebrations, Gervonta Davis, when he would like to return, Chito Vera, Vitor Belfort’s recent comments, his new tattoos, and more. Marlon Vera around (1:32:32) discusses his new look, if he was bummed not to face Henry Cejudo, his performance against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292, the UFC 292 main event, Sean O’Malley, what’s next, surfing with Kelly Slater, being on stage with Zach Bryan, the futures of Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:59) discusses how he ended up backing up Dillon Danis next month, his next BKFC fight, if Danis has crossed the line in pre-fight trash talk, why he stayed with BKFC, the Misfits press conference, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his issues with Darren Till, and more. Korean Zombie around (2:37:36) discusses his retirement fight against Max Holloway, why he decided to retire right now, the return of “classic” Zombie in third round, the walkout, putting the gloves down in cage, the walk to locker room, losing his retirement glove, why he is so beloved, the message from Max Holloway after the fight, his favorite fight, how he wants to be remembered, why he decided to use ‘Zombie’ song, and more. The parlay boys around (3:41:24) make their pick for this week, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
9/6/20234 hours, 11 seconds
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The MMA Hour will return on September 6th

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8/23/20231 minute, 15 seconds
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UFC 292 reaction show: GC & Ric Takeover feat. Ariel Helwani

Conner Burks and Eric Jackman around (2:16) kick things off with some big news from NYRic. Ariel Helwani around (5:04) hops on the program to give his quick thoughts about UFC 292, including what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Aljamain Sterling, and Chris Weidman. Conner and NYRic around (28:59) then give their detailed thoughts about UFC 292, what’s next for the top stars, and more. The parlay pals around (1:31:55) recap their latest selection, and GC looks backs at this recent picks from a busy combat sports weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:39:33) then answer questions from the YT chat. 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
8/21/20232 hours, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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UFC 292 preview, Demetrious Johnson, Tim Welch, Andre Petroski, Shane Burgos, and more

Andre Petroski around (4:36) discusses his upcoming UFC 292 fight, how close he came to the wall of fame, his unique hairstyle, why he called out Gerald Meerschaert, how Jared Gordon interview helped him kick his drug habit, when he hit rock bottom, how he beat his addiction, why he is willing to face Bo Nickal next, and more. Shane Burgos around (31:36) discusses how he reacted to finding out how he was still alive in the PFL playoffs, if the PFL made the right decision, his fight next week, his biggest food vice, if the PFL bought Bellator, and more. Sean O’Malley’s coach Tim Welch around (50:55) discusses O’Malley’s title fight at UFC 292, the threats Aljamain Sterling pose, the takedown bet, training camp comparisons, his keys to living a happy life, how O’Malley will be facing adversity, sleep, if Sterling will be done at bantamweight, Marlon Vera rematch, his prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:13:32) make their selection for UFC 292, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. Demetrious Johnson around (1:31:17) discusses MMA fighters making more money in boxing, what Jake Paul and Nate Diaz did wrong in their fight, Terrence Crawford’s viral wrestling clip, competing in a grappling tournament, a potential Bradley Martin fight, Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley, Sterling’s recent comments about Johnson, when he might call it quits, and more. In the latest edition of On The Nose around (2:27:04), Ariel Helwani discusses the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, the two new MMA rules, Chris Weidman’s return, a recent mistake on graphic during UFC event, Derrick Lewis free agency, Brian Ortega’s next fight, when Conor McGregor will fight again, 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
8/16/20233 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, Eddie Hearn, Ian Machado Garry, Terrance McKinney, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (2:46) joins us to discuss his upcoming title defense against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292, if he’s nervous, how he ended up fighting in Boston, the announcement of the fight, his bet with O’Malley, who the UFC wants to win, if this is his last fight at 135 pounds, his prediction, and more. The team around (26:01) discusses whether UFC 292 is really Aljamain Sterling's last fight at bantamweight, what happens next in the division, whether the UFC will give Aljo the chance to be champ-champ, Ariel's dislike of rum raisin ice cream, the UFC 292 fight card, Bellator 298, Anthony Joshua's knockout of Robert Helenius, Conor McGregor's appearance at the boxing card, McGregor's bare-knuckle callout of KSI and whether any of his other callouts are realistic, whether McGregor will fight in December as promised, Bryce Hall's BKFC appearance, the latest in the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg saga, and more. Terrance McKinney around (1:07:31) talks about his rebound win at UFC Vegas 78, dealing with his haters, appealing his UFC Vegas 77 loss to Nazim Sadykhov, forgetting UFC 292's date in his post-fight interview, having his next fight already booked, his friendship with Kevin Holland, possibly fighting at UFC Paris, doing the X-chop after his win, his teammates Holland and Michael Chiesa fighting each other, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:28:48) discusses facing Neil Magny at UFC 292, why he feels like he is carrying the card, why he thought Geoff Neal pulled out of the fight, his controversial T-shirt of Neal, how the Magny fight will finish, training and having acas in Brazil, if he really was going to fight Wonderboy, tattoos before fights, injuring Chris Curtis in training , his official prediction, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:58:00) discusses Anthony Joshua’s latest win, if Joshua was close to dropping out of the fight, if Hearn was getting nervous, if the Deontay Wilder fight is next, when Conner Benn will fight again, Conor McGregor’s callout of KSI, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, Katie Taylor’s next fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:43:18) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 78 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
8/14/20233 hours, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sean O’Malley, Cris Cyborg, Fedor Emelianenko, Tatiana Suarez, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (12:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Jake Paul’s future in boxing, Israel Adesanya vs. Jake Paul, UFC 293 main event, if Dillon Danis will show up against Logan Paul, Jake Paul vs. Logan Paul, Dana White’s comments about Stephen Thompson, Thompson’s next fight, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:13:49) breaks news about Bellator 300 and its four title fights on the main card. Cris Cyborg around (1:23:40) discusses facing Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, Zigano’s recent comments, why she remained with Bellator, if she considered PFL, her boxing career, how she has avoided injury, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:51:37) discusses her big win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Nashville, her family watching her fights, getting her black belt, her weight cut and recovery, if she’s ready for strawweight title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:15:06) discusses his upcoming title fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, if the preparations are different, his time away from action, Sterling’s comments on the turnaround, his relationship with Sterling, Sterling’s injuries, his sleep, Paul vs. Diaz, Sterling’s physique, striker vs. grappler matchup, MMA managers, who could be next after UFC 292, and more. Fedor Emelianenko around (2:38:49) discusses coaching three fighters at Bellator 298, his last fight against Ryan Bader at Bellator 290, his rough training camp before the fight, a funny story the day of the fight, if he will ever return to mixed martial arts, why he plans to compete in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, facing Mike Tyson, the MMA legends sending him off in final fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:20:12) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/20233 hours, 47 minutes, 49 seconds
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Charles Oliveira, KSI, Cory Sandhagen, Chris Avila, Dan Hardy, Luciana Andrade, Paul vs. Diaz reaction

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by naming his winners and losers from the Paul vs. Diaz event, discussing whether a rematch between them will take place in MMA, what Diaz's next move is in combat sports, Paul's next fight, whether Jake Paul will ever fight Logan Paul, Diaz's UFC future, whether Conor McGregor will actually fight Michael Chandler or face Diaz in a trilogy, Diaz's ability to win over the crowd without winning, and more. Chris Avila around (50:10) reacts to Ariel picking against him against Jeremy Stephens, whether Stephens overlooked him in the fight, whether he'll stick with boxing or go back to MMA, who he wants to fight next, his reaction to Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:04:50) recaps his weekend with PFL and Paul vs. Diaz events, his reaction to Paul vs. Diaz, Paul's progress as a boxer and a promoter, why people don't give Paul credit, who he'd like to see Paul fight next, his interest in a Paul vs. Diaz rematch in MMA, what Diaz's next move is, Nick Diaz's surprise reaction to the fight, his work with PFL Europe, how Francis Ngannou will do against Tyson Fury, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (1:31:28) reacts to the criticism of his UFC Nashville win, the tricep injury he suffered, Dana White's reaction to the fight, how the injury affected him in the octagon, Umar Nurmagomedov's withdrawal from the event, Henry Cejudo’s comments, and more. The parlay boys around (2:03:18) look back at their most recent selection and GC looks back at his picks for the combat sports weekend. Luciana Andrade around (02:18:25) discusses her marriage, if she will change her last name, the crowd at UFC Nashville, Nashville, and more. Charles Oliveira around (2:36:38) discusses how he ended up fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 after all, if he thought he would get a title shot so quickly, if he learned anything from the Makhachev vs. Volkanovski fight, his recent training session with Ian Garry, Gaethje vs. Poirier, if he will ever fight Conor McGregor, his neck tattoo, his prediction for UFC 294 main event, and more. KSI around (3:01:07) discusses his thoughts on Jake Paul’s performance against Nate Diaz, Paul’s strategy for the fight, if KSI will ever fight Jake Paul, if Tommy Fury could be his last boxing fight, if Jorge Masvidal could be an option, Logan Paul’s WWE performances, 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
8/7/20234 hours, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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Post Nate Diaz x Jake Paul weigh-in special edition live from Dallas!

Ariel Helwani around (01:16) reacts to a tense Paul vs. Diaz staredown at ceremonial weigh-ins and all the other top fights at the event. Shawn Porter around (6:56) talks about the rise of Jake Paul, if Paul beat Fury earlier this year, if Paul deserves credit for his career start, Nate Diaz’s final comments, how the extra rounds won’t help Diaz, the fight at 185 pounds, how boxing has improved this year, what’s next for Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, and more. Alycia Baumgardner around (27:25) discusses if she could be next for Amanda Serrano, if Serrano wants the fight, why Baumgardner wants to face Katie Taylor, how her life has changed since beating Mikaela Mayer, returning home to fight, when she could return next, Paul vs. Diaz, and more. Sibley Scoles around (42:03) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, her interesting teeth, working with the Raiders, her favorite interviewer, her dream interview, and more. Wade Plem around (57:13) discusses how he got his start with influencer boxing, his turning point, how he has connected with the people, a recent controversy, his dream job, if KSI vs. Jake Paul will ever happen, if Nate Diaz has a chance Saturday, Diaz’s final comments, Diaz’s future, UFC Nashville main event, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and Conner Burks around (1:19:29) discuss the final preparations for the Paul vs. Diaz, the Paul vs. Diaz final staredown, how Chael Sonnen ended up on the stage, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/5/20231 hour, 50 minutes
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Special Edition Live From Dallas: Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, many more

Ade Oladipo around (18:11) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, if he would ever fight, who is under more pressure in the main event, the pressure Nate Diaz will bring, Jake’s cardio, women’s boxing, and more. Jeremy Stephens around (54:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Chris Avila, cutting weight for the Jose Aldo fight, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, his experience with the PFL, and more. Wanna, around (1:16:10) otherwise known as Javon Walton from "Euhporia," reacts to the recent death of Angus Cloud, taking a step back from acting to focus on boxing, going pro in boxing and his planned weight class, gives his thoughts on H20 Sylve, and more. AK and Barak around (1:30:11) discuss Jake Paul's career as a boxer, the state of boxing vs. MMA, Amanda Serrano's career path, who Katie Taylor should fight next, whether Nate Diaz's career is over with a loss to Jake Paul, the current pound-for-pound boxing rankings, a potential Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence rematch, and more. Heather around (1:53:59) talks about changing camps, the death of her coach Hector Roca, how the Amanda Serrano rematch came together, cutting 25 pounds to make the fight, her future as a boxer and a possible retirement, and proving the naysayers wrong. Amanda around (2:06:07) explains why she chose a rematch with Heather Hardy, how Hardy is making her biggest payday yet, not underestimating in Hardy in a rematch, the possibility of a future Alycia Baumgardner fight, announcing she's signed with the PFL and will be returning to MMA, what weight class she'll fight at and who she'd like to fight first, and more. Nate Diaz around (2:18:00) explains why he walked out on a faceoff interview with Jake Paul, whether his next fight will be boxing or MMA, reacts to the possible Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight, the UFC continuing to promote the BMF belt, on Conor McGregor's support for his fight with Paul, and more. Avila around (2:27:30) talks about his shared history with Stephens, sharing the fight card with his longtime friend and training partner Nate Diaz, fighting at 168 pounds, and more. Jake around (2:48:04) reflects on the decision to continue fighting after his loss to Tommy Fury, why he chose to fight Nate Diaz rather than immediately rematch Tommy Fury, his competitive rivalry with his older brother, Logan Paul, the revelations of his family life in his recent documentary, Nate walking out of their facoff interview, his thoughts about Diaz as a person, changes to his training camp, his current weight, fighting Nate in MMA for $10 million, the possibility of him fighting Conor Mcgregor, his beliefs that boxing is better than MMA right now, his prediction for the Diaz fight, 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
8/3/20233 hours, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Stephen Thompson, Rose Namajunas, Jiří Procházka, Bobby Green, UFC 291 recap, more

Ariel Helwani and crew around (11:07) discuss the star of the combat sports weekend, the future of Derrick Lewis, what’s next for Dustin Poirier, Alex Pereira's light heavyweight debut and his impressive resume, the current status of UFC 293's headliner, Tony Ferguson's future in the UFC, and more. Jiri around (44:04) talks about his training in Thailand, the status of his shoulder, his thoughts on the Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz fight, thoughts on facing Pereira for the title and when he wants it to happen, his ongoing communication with Glover Teixeira, his reaction to Jamahal Hill's injury, when he'll be physically able to fight for the title, how a fight with Pereira would play out, and more. Stephen Thompson around (1:14:43) explains why he pulled out of his UFC 291 fight after his opponent missed weight, when he knew Michel Pereira was going to be overweight, has a message to his future opponents, the process of whether to take the fight or not, if he has gotten paid yet, when he wants to return, and more. Bobby Green around (1:42:07) discusses his win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 291, Ferguson’s comments about the eye poke, why eye pokes happen sometimes in his fights, his issues with Ferguson during the fight, the fighters on his list, injuries from the fight, why he got arrested in Salt Lake City, and more. The parlay boys around (2:11:01) look back at a busy combat sports weekend, and GC recaps his picks. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:24) discusses her absence from the UFC, her recent loss to Carla Esparza, if she thought of retirement, her move to flyweight division, facing Manon Fiorot in Paris, and more. Dustin Poirier around (2:56:42) discusses his loss in the UFC 291 main event, what went wrong, how he felt about the first round, his reaction to watching the fight again, how Justin Gaethje has changed, his recovery, what’s next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, 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
7/31/20233 hours, 57 minutes, 8 seconds
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Paulo Costa, Robbie Lawler, Michael Chiesa, Nathaniel Wood, and more

Michael Chiesa around (6:51) discusses his upcoming UFC 291 fight against Kevin Holland, his long layoff, how Chase Hooper tried to replicate Holland’s trash talking in camp, if he thought of retirement recently, if he feels his back is against the wall, if elevation will be an issue, Poirier vs. Gaethje 2, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (38:57), Ariel Helwani discusses the best fight of the weekend, the UFC heavyweight division and what’s next for Tom Aspinall, MVP’s next move, Lionel Messi and MLS, Chael Sonnen’s UFC analyst return, greatest lightweight to never hold a UFC title, Rose Namajunas’ future, GC’s review of Barbie and Oppenheimer, Israel Adesanya’s next fight, and more. Robbie Lawler around (1:02:27) discusses his UFC 290 retirement bout, his lengthy career, his Hall of Fame speech, what fight day was like, why he changed his walkout song, if he has more fights left in him, will he ever come back, what’s next for him, if he has his favorite knockout, and more. Nathaniel Wood around (1:29:45) discusses his win over Andre Fili at UFC London, if he thought he was getting the nod from the judges, if he is sticking at 145 pounds, his issues with cutting to 135 pounds, how close he is to being ranked, what’s next, his Jedi sponsorship, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:16) discusses his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, joining OnlyFans, what happened with his UFC 291 fight, Chimaev’s recent comments, the issue between him and Chimaev, how he stole his hat, his Elon Musk T-shirt, secret juice, his new merchandise, what could be next after the fight, how he beats Chimaev, and more. The parlay boys around (3:31:42) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/26/20233 hours, 56 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tom Aspinall, Paul Craig, Lerone Murphy, Grayson Waller, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:13) recaps UFC London and Tom Aspinall’s triumphant return, the mistake Aspinall made with his callout, and more. The team discusses the possibility that Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic could be a double-retirement fight, the future of the heavyweight division and fates of potential contenders like Tom Aspinall, Jailton Almeida and Sergei Pavlovich, and more. Paul Craig around (39:33) talks about his win over Andre Muniz at UFC London, how his move to middleweight came about, work with the UFC Performance Institute, his weight cut and what he weighed on fight night, bouncing back from back-to-back losses in fights against Volkan Oezdemir and Johnny Walker, his intense staredown with Muniz before the fight, the evolution of jiu-jitsu in Scotland, why he's not done with the light heavyweight division, his desire to fight Bo Nickall or Sean Strickland, how he accidentally broke a training partner's jaw in a pro-wrestling match, his desire to headline a UFC Scotland event, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:16:27) breaks down his win over Marcin Tybura, one of the "lowest days of his life" one year ago and reflecting on his progress since then, bouncing back from his serious knee injury, thoughts about giving up the sport during his low point, how he gets very sick the day of his fights, how a trick Georges St-Pierre told him about helps him fight better, why he expected a 25-minute fight against Tybura, his meeting with hero Louis Theroux, how advice from Michael Bisping led to his callout of the winner of Gane vs. Spivac, his thoughts on a potential fight against Sergei Pavlovich, his thoughts on Jon Jones' reaction to his win, how a fight with Jones would play out, his like for Marvin Tybura and relaying an apology to Tybura's team after his win, and more. Lerone Murphy around (1:52:26) discusses his win at UFC London on Saturday, if he gets nervous before fights, the Nathaniel Wood confrontation earlier in the week, Wood’s performance at UFC London, who he wants next, a past bike accident, his recent performances, and more. Grayson Waller around (2:18:21) discusses his broken leg before the draft, where he was picked, if they would bring his show over, being compared to The Miz, paying tribute to Conor McGregor in his MSG debut, squaring off against John Cena, why he became a pro wrestler, why he stopped MMA, training with Robert Whittaker, his admiration with Chael Sonnen, starting the shoey after Tai Tuivasa, his issues with The Rock, his photo with Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay boys around (3:03:10) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC London. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
7/24/20233 hours, 35 minutes, 47 seconds
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Julianna Peña, Oscar De La Hoya in studio, Phil de Fries, Bassil Hafez, Shauna Bannon, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:34), Ariel Helwani discusses how close Tom Aspinall is to a title shot, which megafight will do bigger PPV numbers, Francis Ngannou’s walkout, Paulo Costa’s next fight, Dana White’s news announcements, and more. Phil de Fries around (41:43) discusses his latest KSW title defense, why he wasn’t happy with his performance, battling Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s chances against Tyson Fury, when his contract will run out, how Tom Aspinall will do this weekend, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (1:10:16) discusses his new HBO documentary, why he was so open, his early success and struggles, being abused as a child, the controversial photos, what he regrets, where things stand with Ryan Garcia, Eddie Hearn, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:45:22) discusses all the latest MMA Hour news, why some fighters might not like her, recent comments by Mayra Bueno Silva, where the beef started with Raquel Pennington, meeting Rey Mysterio and Scott Eastwood, Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey, and more. Shauna Bannon around (2:15:14) discusses her UFC debut this weekend at UFC London, where she was when she got the call, how she got her start in mixed martial arts, how she has changed after the birth of her son, training as a single mother, learning from coach Paddy Holohan, Conor McGregor’s support, how the fight will finish, and more. Bassil Hafez around (2:42:25) discusses his performance against Jack Della Maddalena at UFC Vegas 77, where he was when he got the call, how tough his weight cut was, his hospital trip after the fight, if he thinks he won the fight, how he lost both of his parents to cancer, how he got started in MMA, and more. The parlay pals around (3:47:25) make their next selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/20234 hours, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Rampage Jackson, Michael Page. Maycee Barber, Mayra Bueno Silva, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:18) discusses UFC Vegas 77, if Jack Della Maddalena’s stock dropped, the KSW event, Jamahal Hill vacating the light heavyweight title, what’s next for the light heavyweight division, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul in MMA, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:01:04) discusses his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury, when the talks first started, a possible world media tour, Dana White’s comments on Jon Jones vs. Fury, his promotion, what life was like after the announcement, if there is a rematch clause, the staredown with Jones, a recent PFL controversy, how the fight with Fury will end, a message for the critics, and more. Michael Page aruond (1:41::51) discusses his free agency, why did it happen, if he will return to Bellator, how he would do in the UFC, his favorite Bellator moments, if he wants a rematch with Mike Perry, and more. Maycee Barber around (2:08:28) discusses her most recent win over Amanda Ribas this past June, if she was too brash in her UFC start, why she wants a rematch with Alexa Grasso, why she was crying during the date of that fight, why she ended up at Team Alpha Male, Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2, Rose Namajunas’ chances in the division, Julianna Pena’s trash talk, Erin Blanchfield’s hype, and more. Rampage Jackson around (2:33:52) discusses his recent weight loss, the UFL, how the fans helped him make a change, how he feels about Dana White, if he plans on making a return, if he will box or not, his movie career, his new podcast, his son’s upcoming pro debut, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (3:16:31) discusses her big win over Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 77, her nickname, how she got the finish, why she overcame depression thanks to her wife, how she recovered, why she thought of retirement after Manon Fiorot, Julianna Pena’s message, and more. The parlay pals around (4:04:11) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his UFC Vegas 77 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
7/17/20234 hours, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Georges St-Pierre, Bo Nickal, Brandon Royval, Cat Zingano, Marquel Martin, reaction to Francis Ngannou news

In the latest On the Nose around (08:11), Ariel Helwani discusses Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, the Jon Jones vs. Fury talks, Saudi Arabia hosting the fight, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Aljamain Sterling, a main event quiz, Georges St. Pierre around (1:00:34) discusses his return to grappling this fall, Alexander Volkanovski’s talents, when he decided to compete again in grappling, his top choice for an opponent, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, if he would do boxing, the state of Canadian MMA, how he ended up training Elon Musk, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:33:29) discusses his big win at UFC 290, how he dealt with the change of opponents, the entire fight against Val Woodburn, becoming a father, predicts his future, facing Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next, and more. Cat Zingano around (2:01:48) discusses her recent support for a bill for pension for MMA fighters, how Ronda Rousey was involved in the effort, if the bill passes what it would mean for fighters, if Cris Cyborg would be next, doing jiu-jitsu under water, Marquel Martin around (2:54:33), Francis Ngannou’s longtime representative, discusses the announcement of Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, when the clash became a real thing, Dana White’s comments about Jon Jones vs. Fury, why the Fury vs. Ngannou fight didn’t happen in the UFC, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s chances against Tommy Fury, how much Ngannou possibly will get paid, and more. Brandon Royval around (3:26:20) discusses the co-main event at UFC 290, the weight cut, the life of a backup fighter, how he scored the main event, if a title shot is next, the state of the flyweight division, the tough loss to Alexandre Pantoja, and more. GC and the parlay pals around (4:20:07) make their pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 77. 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
7/12/20234 hours, 49 minutes, 24 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Chael Sonnen, Dan Hooker, Alexandre Pantoja, Ilia Topuria, Jens Pulver, w/ UFC 290 reaction

The team discusses Alexander Volkanovski's amazing win over Yair Rodriguez, what's next for him, Robbie Lawler's retirement, discusses Dricus du Plessis win over Robert Whittaker, du Plessis' confrontation with Israel Adesanya, the genesis of Israel Adesanya's feud with Dricus du Plessis, and more. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:05:47) talks about his "hero's welcome" at American Top Team after winning the flyweight title at UFC 290, his thoughts on the scoring of his fight, his relationship with his father, his emotional post-fight speech, respect for Brandon Moreno and "Rocky" moment in the hospital after the fight, how he was an Uber Eats driver two fights before his title shot, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:39:51) discusses Israel Adesanya’s staredown with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 290, if Adesanya crossed a line, if du Plessis could beat Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski’s performance, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, Bo Nickal vs. Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Jens Pulver around (2:19:02) discusses his Hall of Fame week at UFC 290, why he felt an awesome sense of PTSD during the week, how nervous he was to give his speech, getting inducted alongside old teammate Robbie Lawler, memories of Lawler’s early career, catching up with Nick Diaz and Bas Rutten, his viral moment with Chris Curtis, his mom’s reaction to his speech, reaction to UFC 290, Anderson Silva’s absence from the ceremony, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:45:17) discusses his thrilling UFC 290 win over Jalin Turner, the multiple surgeries he needs for his injured arm and orbital bone, dealing with the injuries mid-fight, how he scored the fight, the future of his blonde hair, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:02:44) discusses his staredown with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290, Volkanovski’s performance, how he matches up against Volkanovski, if he will get a title shot next, if the UFC will host event in Spain, his rose celebration against Josh Emmett, how he got his nickname, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:25:34) discusses recent comments by Ilia Topuria, his staredown with Topuria after the UFC 290 main event, when he first injured his arm, if he will return by UFC 294, what’s next, if anything surprised him against Yair Rodriguez, and more. GC around (4:05:16) looks back at his picks at UFC 290, the International Fight Week draft, and the latest parlay pals selection. 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
7/10/20234 hours, 36 minutes, 12 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Jorge Masvidal, Dan Hooker, Cory Sandhagen, Jack Della Maddalena, and more

Dan Hooker around (2:49) discusses his new hair style, why he has turned the corner, his new tattoos, which tattoos hurt the most, how he got back on track, how he broke his hand in training, his comments about Islam Makhachev, his reaction to the Tony Ferguson offer, his fight against Jalin Turner at UFC 290, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (31:04) discusses his UFC 290 title defense against Yair Rodriguez, how he got a recent cut, Rodriguez’s custom belt, if he was close to a rematch with Islam Makhachev, Logan Paul and Prime, Dan Hooker’s comments, Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk, his bromance with Jamal Murray, Max Holloway’s recent fight, and more. Jack Della Maddalena around (1:02:24) discusses his short-notice fight against Josiah Harrell at UFC 290, Kevin Holland possibly stepping up, missing out on Sean Brady, his infant son watching his fights, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:26:47), Ariel Helwani discusses if Tyson Fury will face Francs Ngannou next, Money in the Bank, UFC London, Kevin Lee’s future, the recent ESPN layoffs, how the UFC treats Aljamain Sterling, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:59:13) discusses his upcoming event in September, retired life, the main event rematch between JDS and Fabricio Werdum, what bareknuckle MMA is like, a bathroom fight in China, Jake Paul, Paul vs. Nate Diaz, the return of the BMF title, if he plans to fight again, facing KSI, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (2:35:01) discusses his new social media game, his NBA fandom, why he is fighting Umar Nurmagomedov, how he is preparing for the fight, if a title shot is on the line, a rematch with Aljamain Sterling, what he learned from their first fight, how he escapes from fighting, reality TV, and more. The group around (3:32:13) participates in the annual International Fight Week draft and then makes their latest parlay pick. GC then around (3:45:58) makes his picks for UFC 290. 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
7/5/20234 hours, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ariel Helwani: On The Nose & Upcoming Week Preview

Ariel Helwani around (02:27) answers your questions on the latest edition of On The Nose. The Parlay Boys around (01:05:17) preview the weekend ahead in combat sports and make their 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
6/28/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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Brandon Moreno, Chael Sonnen, Ilia Topuria, Tatiana Suarez, Randy Brown in studio, and more

Ariel and company around (9:00) discuss Ilia Topuria's big win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, addresses the controversy surrounding the Natan Shulte and Raush Manfio at PFL 6, what the PFL should have done about the situation, and how the tournament should play out. Ilia Topuria around (31:51) reacts to his win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, Emmett's toughness in the fight, how Emmett surprised him, soccer star Sergio Ramos' appearance at the fight, where the UFC should visit in Spain, how he'd delay a title shot to fight Max Holloway in Spain, whether he's rooting for Alexander Volkanovski or Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 (and who he thinks will win), his brother's MMA career, how he felt mercy for Emmett during the fight, and more. Chael Sonnen around (57:00) takes a few shots at Blazers star Damian Lillard, claims Mark Zuckerburg told him he's agreed to fight Elon Musk at UFC 300, the Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez title fight, why the UFC does fun fights every 10 years and whether that contradicts Dana White's vow not to make gimmick fights. Chael also tries to get Mark Zuckerberg to call into the show, why Dana White wants to make Zuckerberg vs. Musk, why he wouldn't coach Zuckerberg, the PFL 6 controversy, his recent acting job, how Aspen Ladd catfished him, the possible Bellator acquisition of PFL, the UFC's revenue share with fighters, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:43:03) explains why she has changed weight classes, her back injury, if she ever thought of retiring during her time away, her relationship with Patchy Mix, missing out on a chance to face Rose Namajunas, and more. Brandon Moreno around (2:04:19) discusses his upcoming title defense at UFC 290, the lack of drama before the fight, Pokemon cards, if he will do pro wrestling after his fight, if Kai Kara-France won his last fight, Henry Cejudo’s latest comments, Alexandre Pantoja, and more. Randy Brown around (2:23:44) discusses his performance at UFC Jacksonville, how he tuned out the critics, how he dealt with UFC 284 loss, how the fans treat him in different parts of the world, his tough childhood, how he got into MMA, growing up in Jamaica, the move to New York City, MMA in Jamaica, what’s next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:27:08) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks at how his picks did from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20233 hours, 40 minutes, 27 seconds
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Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, Sergio Pettis, Eddie Hearn in studio, Chris Avila, John Gotti III, and more

In the latest edition of On The Nose around (8:14), Ariel Helwani discusses Conor McGregor’s latest rape allegation, will Michael Chandler fight McGregor next, Marlon Vera vs. Henry Cejudo, the PFL drug testing scandal, possible Bellator sale, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou staredown, CM Punk’s return promo, the James Krause situation, Kayla Harrison’s PFL return, and more. Sergio Pettis around (52:41) discusses his recent title defense against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 297, his knee injury, Anthony’s massive bet, his anxiety, Pitbull’s risk, facing Patchy Mix next, training with Cory Sandhagen, the Bellator-PFL sale rumors, if he wants to box down the road, and more. John Gotti III around (1:18:29) discusses his performance against Floyd Mayweather, how he got the Mayweather exhibition, how the fight started, the ref’s warnings, the brawl, how he feels about Mayweather now, if there will be a rematch, if he’s done with MMA, and more. Chris Avila around (1:44:56) discusses his fight on the Paul vs. Diaz undercard, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, Jeremy Stephens’ boxing debut, Nate Diaz’s training for Jake Paul, Esquiva Falcao’s recent comments, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:04:03) discusses his reported fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 292, what he learned from his last loss against Cory Sandhagen, his family life after a defeat, Cejudo’s loss to Aljamain Sterling, if Sterling will beat Sean O’Malley, his 72-hour fast, and more. Eddie Hearn around 2:28:30) discusses the Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley fight, Oscar De La Hoya’s recent comments, if Ryan Garcia will leave Golden Boy, Devin Haney’s future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Anthony Joshua’s next fight, if Joshua would fight Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s boxing future, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Teofimo Lopez’s future, and more. Ariel, GC and NewYorkRic around (3:34:38) discuss the recent news around the combat sports world. The parlay pals around (3:49:39) look back at their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
6/21/20234 hours, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Max Holloway & Tim Simpson in studio, Patricio Pitbull, Mike Malott, Regis Prograis, and more

Patricio Pitbull around (3:58) discusses his bantamweight title shot against champ Sergio Pettis at Bellator 297, the weight cut down to 135 pounds, why he’s attempting this feat, Daniel Wanderley’s help in the camp, his case for being the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighting in the world, why he’s not the main event, and more. MMA manager Tim Simpson around (15:44) discusses Israel Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, how he first connected with Adesanya, starting the Chosen Advisory Group, why he decided to leave Paradigm, why he was prepared to walk away from MMA, how he amassed his client list, why it’s “embarrassingly easy” to start an MMA management firm, whether he considered working for the UFC, Leon Edwards playing at Soccer Aid 2023, working with Max Holloway, the UFC’s booking of Dricus Du Plessis, the “intense” fight week for Adesanya’s last win, why Edwards vs. Covington makes sense now, Jiri Prochazka’s recovery, and more. Max Holloway around (1:05:12) discusses his relationship with Alexander Volkanovski’s coach Eugene Bareman, visiting New York and Japan, anime, life after fighting, why he doesn’t watch MMA, life in Waianae, how he met his wife, growing up without much of a father figure, his mom getting clean, wanting to be a baseball player as a kid, how he became an MMA fighter, getting into trouble as a kid, how Israel Adesanya’s documentary opened his eyes, his son getting into MMA, if Korean Zombie is next, lightweight, Charles Oliveira, and more. Mike Malott around (2:09:25) discusses his UFC 289 win over Adam Fugitt, the aftermath of the madness, praise he’s received from the combat sports community, Canada’s perfect night, the pressure of being the final Canadian to fight on the card, the arena railing almost falling and hitting him, the butterfly effect of UFC 289 moving forward, Georges St-Pierre, what’s next, and more. Regis Prograis around (2:36:33) discusses talks his WBC light welterweight title defense against Danielito Zorrilla this Saturday, why he joined up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, working as his own manager, Teofimo Lopez’s win over Josh Taylor, whether he believes Lopez’s retirement, wanting Lopez next, why he regrets traveling to England to fight Josh Taylor, the state of boxing, whether influencer boxing is hurting the sport, sparring Nate Diaz, Diaz’s fight with Jake Paul, meeting Allen Iverson, and more. Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (3:03:07) discusses Amanda Nunes’ legacy, Julianna Peña’s heat with the fan base, whether Conor McGregor’s return in going to happen in 2023, booking for UFC 300, Robbie Lawler’s upcoming retirement, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, Daniel Cormier’s comments about Jim Miller and the UFC Hall of Fame, the lack of a true MMA Hall of Fame, Eric Bischoff’s criticism of AEW, middleweight matchmaking in the UFC, Patricio Pitbull’s three-division attempt, how Demetrious Johnson would’ve fared at UFC 1, regrets from childhood, and more. The Parlay Pals around (3:58:57) make their best bets for the busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/20234 hours, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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UFC 289 reaction, Israel Adesanya and Ash Belcastro in studio, Julianna Peña, Aiemann Zahabi, and Jasmine Jasudavicius

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by recapping the weekend and running down today’s lineup. Israel Adesanya’s longtime manager Ash Belcastro around (14:19) joins us in-studio to discuss Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, the process of getting footage from the UFC, why he doesn’t chase the spotlight, how he first met Adesanya, the success of the City Kickboxing team, the first moment he realized Adesanya was special, his lone fight, Mark Zuckerberg wearing his company’s gear, questionable judging in MMA, the show/win pay structure, gunning for Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 in 2023, the UFC booking Dricus Du Plessis against Robert Whittaker, Jon Jones, the Prime sponsorship, Brad Riddell’s future, and more. Israel Adesanya’s joins us in-studio around (1:03:44) to discuss the premiere of his documentary, the process of filming, his experience kickboxing in China, getting arrested after his loss to Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France’s controversial loss, holding MMA judges accountable, open scoring, the Pereira rematch, what he was thinking during the knockout, proving to himself that he can beat Pereira, going to dark places for that fight, his infamous post-fight celebration, Henry Cejudo’s criticism, partying with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, trying to make a fight against Dricus Du Plessis happen, DDP vs. Robert Whittaker, Sean Strickland, whether a Pereira trilogy happens, meeting Tyson Fury, WWE, and more. Aiemann Zahabi around (2:06:00) discusses his 64-second knockout of Aoriqileng at UFC 289, his career turnaround after a rough start to his UFC journey, being his own worst critic, his brother Firas’ thoughts on the fight, Canada’s perfect night, Georges St-Pierre’s cornering, whether Firas is harder on him than others on the team, the four brothers of the Zahabi family, what’s next, whether he’s getting a watch from Drake, and more. Julianna Peña around (2:27:29) discusses the Parlay Boys controversy, why she didn’t fight at UFC 289, how she injured her rib, how she made a mistake handling the news, why Irene Aldana never stood a chance against Amanda Nunes, Nunes’ decision to retire, wanting to storm the cage, why it’s day one of the “Peña Power Era,” how it’s her job to make sure everyone forgets Nunes ever existed, why Nunes took the coward’s way out, her airport run-in with Nunes after the event, fighting for the vacant belt next, the future of the featherweight division, why that’s a fake belt, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (2:55:44) discusses her upset win over Miranda Maverick at UFC 289, Canada’s perfect night, Maverick’s vision problems during the fight, the arena railing collapsing during Mike Malott’s walkout, what’s next, what makes her mad, why Maycee Barber or Casey O’Neill are on her radar, and more. Ariel Helwani and the Parlay Boys around (3:57:57) react to UFC 289, their night out at Israel Adesanya’s documentary premiere, Irene Aldana’s performance against Amanda Nunes, whether there’s anything left for Nunes in MMA, Charles Oliveira’s evolution to stardom, the ceiling for an English-speaking Oliveira, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, the UFC’s booking of the middleweight division, Saturday’s poutine controversy, Floyd Mayweather’s bizarre scene with John Gotti III, Conor McGregor’s viral mascot punch, 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
6/12/20234 hours, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chris Weidman, Brendan Loughnane, Josh Taylor, Mike Malott, Gareth A. Davies in studio, and more

Josh Taylor around (5:52) discusses the air issues in NYC, his upcoming fight against Teofimo Lopez, how his family was threatened after his Jack Catterall win, why he didn’t rematch Catterall, why the fight is at Madison Square Garden, Lopez’s recent performances and comments, darts, and more. Mike Malott around (35:25) discusses judging, UFC 289, getting onto the Vancouver card, the emotions he will have after the fight, his mental coach, his skydiving, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (56:45) discusses his upcoming PFL 4 fight, his recent incredible plane ride, his last fight against Marlon Moraes, why he started using a mental coach, PFL’s rash of drug test failures, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:15:48) discusses his long-awaited return at UFC 292, facing Brad Tavares, his leg injury, his memorable trip to England, if Aljamain Sterling was forced to fight in Boston, his TV work, Rubik’s cube, his ESPN doc, a recent golf outing with Luke Rockhold, and more. Journalist Gareth Davies around (1:57:06) discusses classic stories with Ariel Helwani from the past, Michael Bisping, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, social media, how combat sports have changed, KSI, Conor McGregor, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:12:56), Ariel Helwani discusses the legacy of Amanda Nunes, Bellator vs. PFL, Leon Edwards’ return, best fights never made, who would play everyone in The MMA Hour movie, and more. The parlay pals around (3:38:42) then make their selection for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC 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
6/7/20233 hours, 58 minutes
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Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France, Anthony Smith, Andre Ward, Martin Lewandowski, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:19) wraps up UFC Vegas 74 and the controversial main event. The team discusses their scorecards for Amir Albazi vs. Kai Kara-France, whether accountability will improve MMA judging, and more. Andre Ward around (46:50) talks about judging in boxing, his new book, criticisms that he's "guarded," why he left the sport in his 30s, how he thought about fighting again when Sergey Kovalev fought Canelo Alvarez, whether he'd be open to an exhibition fight, how there was brief interest in a fight with Jake Paul, his thoughts on Nate Diaz's upcoming fight with Paul, his sparring sessions with Nick and Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou's exit from the UFC and whether Tyson Fury should fight him, his breakdown of Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spencer, Teofimo Lopez's issues outside the ring, and more. Alex Pereira around (1:17:11) discusses why he his trilogy MMA fight with Israel Adesanya isn’t next, his last weight cut at UFC 287, his performance, the loss, how Adesanya celebrated the knockout, if he must face Adesanya again, the airport run-in, the altitude at UFC 291, his training partner for Jan Blachowicz fight, sparring Zhilei Zhang, and more. Martin Lewandowski around (1:51:02) discusses KSW: Colosseum 2, what the night was like, if he would do an event in the United States, if Mariusz Pudzianowski will fight again, the departure of Roberto Soldic, what happened in the co-main event, Krzysztof Głowacki’s memorable knockout, when the next Colosseum will be, and more. Anthony Smith around (2:18:39) discusses the UFC Vegas 74 main event and the scores, open scoring, his performance against Johnny Walker, why he took his gloves off, retirement talk, dealing with the fans and the media, what he wants next, Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz clash, the UFC 289 main and co-main events, and more. Kai Kara-France around (3:08:23) discusses his UFC Vegas 74 main event fight, if he thought he won, which rounds he won, when he would like to return, if Amir Albazi deserves a title shot, and more. The parlay pals around (3:34:01) look back at their latest selection, and GC reveals how he did at UFC Vegas 74. Ariel Helwani around (3:40:21) then revisits the Jared Gordon situation last week and who is really to blame for the situation. 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
6/5/20234 hours, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Terence Crawford, Kai Kara-France, Claressa Shields, darts pros Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen face-to-face in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani opens the show by discussing the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 31, who the audience is for the new Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler season, GC’s thoughts on the debut, and more. In the latest around (19:12) On The Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses Mysterious Frank’s birthday, the airport encounter between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, how to determine the best weight class, favorite TUF season, Francis Ngannou’s first boxing fight, and more. Kai Kara-France around (56:55) discusses his first UFC main event, falling shot in his first UFC title fight, UFC 284, a recent documentary on his life, helping coach a pro rugby team, Israel Adesanya getting his title back, how the UFC Vegas 74 main event will end, and more. Terence Crawford around (1:17:05) discusses how his clash with Errol Spence finally happened, the rematch clause, the PBC deal, what took so long for this fight to happen, promoting the fight, Cris Cyborg’s boxing future, how he scored Haney vs. Lomachenko, Devin Haney vs. Tank Garcia, training Michael B. Jordan for Creed 3, Francis Ngannou, and more. Claressa Shields around (1:42:44) discusses her upcoming title defense, Katie Taylor’s recent performance, fighting in Detroit, why she battles people on Twitter, her challenges growing up, her short-notice opponent, if she regrets competing in mixed martial arts, if she will ever do it again, if she will compete in WWE, and more. Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen around (2:17:36) discuss their upcoming U.S. Dart Masters event in New York City this weekend, van Gerwen’s Premier League title, their historic match, the future of darts in the United States, and more. The parlay pals around (3:08:59) recap their latest pick and make their latest selection. GC also selects his bets for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/20233 hours, 37 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hulk Hogan, Mackenzie Dern, Sean O'Malley coach Tim Welch, Leigh Wood, Francis Ngannou manager Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest edition of On the Nose a round (7:28:26), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent comments about Tyson Fury, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, if Aljamain Sterling is in danger of losing his title, Francis Ngannou’s first PFL opponent, if the PFL should do a pay-per-view, and more. Hulk Hogan around (42:25), along with his business partner Chad Bronstein, discuss their new health and welfare business, the matches that caused Hogan’s recent surgeries, his hope for a retirement rematch, Superstar Billy Graham’s recent death, Vince McMahon’s recent WWE sale, his thoughts on pro wrestling now, Roman Reigns’ record quest, his Mount Rushmore for pro wrestling, his legacy, his regrets, the match he was the most proud of, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:22:31) discusses his upcoming rematch with Mauricio Lara, Nottingham Forest, when he got over the loss, what went wrong in the first fight, his recent knockouts, a possible rematch with Michael Conlan, and more. Marquel Martin around (1:44:01) discusses Francis Ngannou joining the PFL, his previous job with the UFC, how he ended up signing Ngannou, when the relationship between the UFC and Ngannou started to go downhill, the lawsuit threat, how close Ngannou was to staying with the UFC, if Ngannou will box this year, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:19:19) discusses her win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 73, if she was close to a finish, why she was so open about her divorce and training camp issues before the fight, what caused the divorce, who she wants to fight next, how close she is to a title shot, and more. Tim Welch around (2:26:45), the head coach of Sean O’Malley, discusses how he met O’Malley, how he was a young fighter, Welch’s own career, Chael Sonnen’s praise, the delayed return for O’Malley, the drama around the date, Aljamain Sterling’s recent video, the key to beating Sterling, his morning routine, how the bantamweight title fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:48) make their latest selection for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20234 hours, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, Eddie Hearn, Amanda Serrano, Ade Oladipo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:33) discusses his busy weekend in Dublin for the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron, Dana White's attempt to overshadow Francis Ngannou's announcement, his trip to Conor McGregor's Black Forge Inn, sampling Irish delicacies, the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, Mackenzie Dern's performance at UFC Vegas 73. The team also discusses Taylor's gamble, the Haney vs. Lomachenko decision, the UFC Vegas 73 press conference with Dana White, Dana White's feud with Aljamain Sterling, and more. Journalist Ade Oladipo around (1:18:27) discuss Katie Taylor’s loss in Ireland, if there should be a rematch with Chantelle Cameron, the atmosphere for the fight, if Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, if there should be a rematch, can Francis Ngannou beat a top boxer, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs. KSI, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:46:49) discusses his upcoming rematch with Justin Gaethje at UFC 291, what delayed his return, his issues with a Beneil Dariush fight, Gaethje’s last fight against Rafael Fiziev, an offer to coach TUF with Gaethje, the BMF belt, how he will adjust to the altitude, what he remembers the most from their first fight, being on the UFC desk for an event, Nate Diaz’s departure from the UFC, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:21:23) discusses Katie Taylor fight against Chantelle Cameron, if there should be a rematch and which weight, Taylor’s performance, watching the event with Conor McGregor, Devin Haney’s fight and future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara, and more. Amanda Serrano around (2:53:59) discusses Katie Taylor’s performance against Chantelle Cameron, what would happen in the rematch, if she will ever fight Taylor in the rematch, dealing with the loss to Taylor, why is she facing Heather Hardy next, watching Bad Bunny at WWE Backlash, a fight with Skye Nicolson, if she will compete in MMA again, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (3:16:41) discusses welcoming Alex Pereira to the light heavyweight division at UFC 291, if he would have really dropped to 185 pounds for a fight, fighting at elevation, if Pereira’s power will translate to 205 pounds, if a title shot will be on the line, Jamahal Hill vs. Jiri Prochazka, Marcin Gortat’s charity hoops game, chess, Israel Adesanya vs. Pereira, Adesanya’s celebration, and more. The parlay pals around (3:41:49) picked up another win this past weekend, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/20234 hours, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Francis Ngannou talks signing with PFL, how it all went down, future boxing plans, more

Francis Ngannou around (4:38) discusses how he ended up with the PFL, his plans for boxing, his thoughts on the public pressure for a decision, details of his PFL deal, why he thought of his opponent’s money in the deal, PFL Africa, his dealings with BKFC, ONE, and Bellator, the opinions of fellow fighters, Dana White’s recent comments, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and GC around (1:08:27) discuss what the deal means for the PFL, Francis Ngannou, and MMA. 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
5/16/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling in studio, KSI, Ian Machado Garry, Cédric Doumbé, and more

Ariel Helwani around (9:46) wraps up Bellator 296, UFC Charlotte and Misfits Boxing 7 from this past weekend. The crew then picks the biggest fight and what’s next for Jailton Almeida and Ian Machado Garry. The team also debates what should be done about the official result of the KSI vs. Fournier fight, level of interest in a KSI vs. Tommy Fury fight, the significance of the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (46:23) explains why he's a polarizing figure in combat sports in France, why he decided to move from kickboxing to MMA, why a "mistake" on an MRI scratched a UFC Paris appearance, why he chose the PFL over the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship, his other passion as a standup comedian, his issues with MMA factory coach Fernand Lopez, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:11:21) explains why he felt so confident in beating Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Charlotte, his social media presence with his wife and how he realized its importance to the fight game, his haters online, the "six-fight plan" he detailed with Dana White and UFC execs, why he called out Neil Magny while Magny is already booked, a UFC return to Dublin and why he believes he'll make it happen, whether the UFC plans to return to Ireland, his new tattoo, why he wants to fight in purple UFC shorts, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (1:33:56) talks about how his self-belief led him to the title after losses, his comeback plan after getting knocked out by Marlon Moraes, whether he's broken through with fans after his Henry Cejudo win, Albarracin's claim that UFC 288 did 700,000 pay-per-view buys, the possibility of a Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, making a quick turnaround to fight Sean O'Malley at UFC Boston in August, the weakness he sees in O'Malley's game, his response to Demetrious Johnson's critique of his performance, spamming takedowns and how people are blaming him for things outside his control, his opinion on Sean O'Malley getting a title shot, Francis Ngannou’s next move, how long he will stay at 135 pounds, and more. KSI around (2:41:06) discusses his performance against Joe Fournier at Misfits Boxing 7, Salt Papi’s first loss, the controversial knockout shot, a no-contest vs. a disqualification ruling, why he doesn’t want a rematch with Joe Fournier, why Tommy Fury is next over Jake Paul, how close he has been to a fight with Jake Paul, top 5 influencer boxers, training with MVP, and more. The parlay pals around (3:33:14) also recap how their latest pick went, and make their selection for this upcoming weekend. GC also looks back at this picks for UFC Charlotte and reveals the biggest hitters. 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
5/15/20233 hours, 49 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chael Sonnen, Merab Dvalishvili, Stamp Fairtex, Eric Albarracin in studio, Bi Nguyen in studio, and more

Stamp Fairtex around (5:04) discusses her latest ONE Championship win, her walkouts, if MMA is her favorite discipline, competing in fights when she was six years old, what caused her to start training at that age, how many fights she has had, how she got her name, and more. Eric Albarracin around (24:26) discusses Henry Cejudo’s performance at UFC 288, how the judges scored the fight, what Cejudo could have done better, possibly facing Merab Dvalishvili next, how the bad beef began with Brandon Moreno, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:17:22) discusses the bad blood with Henry Cejudo’s team during the UFC 288 fight week, what happened after the fight with Sean O’Malley’s jacket, his hand injury, what’s next, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:42:23) discusses the UFC 288 main event, Merab Dvalishvili and Sean O’Malley, Henry Cejudo’s possible retirement, what’s next for Leon Edwards and the welterweight title picture, O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling, BKFC 41, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz press conference, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, more. Bi Nguyễn around (2:21:15) discusses her boxing debut at Gamebred Boxing 4, if she would do BKFC, if she will compete in MMA again, her time at ONE Championship, her transition into MMA management, how she got on Survivor, her rough childhood, a past abusive relationship, a wild police chase, her tattoos, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:09:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent claims about the success of Power Slap, if Nate Diaz will return to the UFC, Dominick Cruz’s recent comments, best post-UFC fight runs, Nottingham Forest, favorite Ariel catch phrases, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:40) make their selection for this weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Charlotte. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (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 http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (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
5/10/20234 hours, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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UFC 288 Reaction, Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley, Demetrious Johnson, Dominick Cruz, Matt Frevola, Yan Xiaonan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:49) discusses the scoring for the UFC 288 main event, the face-off between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling, what’s next for Henry Cejudo, the biggest winners at UFC 288, Bad Bunny’s performance at Backlash, and more. Sean O’Malley around (35:56) discusses Aljamain Sterling’s performance at UFC 288, what he doesn’t like about Henry Cejudo, how the pay-per-view will do, why he stepped outside for UFC 288 main event, the face-off after the main event, how Merab Dvalishvili ended up with his jacket, when he would like his fight against Sterling, where he got the jacket, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his prediction for Sterling fight, and more. Dominick Cruz around (1:00:36) discusses how he scored the UFC 288 main event, Henry Cejudo’s retirement and return, how Sean O’Malley would do against Aljamain Sterling, where Sterling ranks among bantamweight greats, what’s next for Cruz and when he might return, Cejudo vs. Merab, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (1:26:38) discusses his trilogy win over Adriano Moraes, why he was proud of the performance, his children being in attendance, Herb Dean’s refereeing, ONE Championship’s debut in the United States, whether he’ll ever fight again, his timeline for a retirement decision, wanting to talk to Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones about his options, scoring UFC 288's main event for Henry Cejudo, and more. Yan Xiaonan around (1:56:53) discusses her knockout win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 288, a potential title fight against Zhang Weili in China, her post-fight conversation with Dana White, why she thinks Chinese fans don’t like her very much, her improving English, and more. Matt Frevola around (2:13:27) discusses his performance at UFC 288, his tattoo, training with Aljamain Sterling, the stoppage, Paddy Pimblett’s recent response to callout, his first pitch for the Mets, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:30:35) discusses his performance against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, the gameplan, if he wants to fight him again, Sean O’Malley entering the cage after the event, Merab vs. Cejudo, his weight cut, why he wants to move up a weight class in the near future, his message to Sean O’Malley, if he’s the greatest bantamweight ever, his thoughts on Cejudo’s team, and more. The parlay pals around (3:07:49) look back at their latest winning selection, and GC recaps his big weekend at UFC 288. 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
5/8/20233 hours, 33 minutes, 57 seconds
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Joe Pyfer in studio, Drew Dober, Henry Cejudo coach Eric Albarracin, Brian Kelleher, and more

Drew Dober around (6:38) talks about his upcoming fight at UFC 288, the importance of staying active, Paddy Pimblett and the other names he wanted to fight this year, his love of cooking, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:51), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou’s next stop, if Conor McGregor could join BKFC, best striker and wrestler ever, the UFC 288 main event, promoters, ONE’s return Friday, Kamaru Usman calling out Khamzat Chimaev, the toughest feats in sports, influencer boxing, best fighter YouTube channels, and more. Brian Kelleher around (1:42:00) discusses the recent comments about his career, why he had to pull out of a recent fight, the procedure that he needs, if he wants to fight again, when he could possibly be return, the UFC 288 main event, and more. Joe Pyfer around (2:04:50) discusses his recent win at UFC 287, if he’ll ever go to light heavyweight, his documentary, his childhood, the one “true loss” of his career, his old coach, a plan B outside of fighting, if he would do BKFC, and more. Coach Eric Albarracin around (3:09:13) discusses Henry Cejudo’s return at UFC 288, why Cejudo decided to return, the differences in Cejudo after the time off, Cejudo the coach, the expectations for the main event, why Cejudo is face of combat over Brock Lesnar, Paulo Costa, his main event prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:42:19) make their selection for the UFC 288 and the combat sports weekend, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/20234 hours, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez, Ben Rothwell, David Feldman, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:33) reacts to ONE’s passing on free agent Francis Ngannou and what’s next for Ngannou. The team talks about Conor McGregor's showing at BKFC 41, whether the UFC is mad about the appearance, whether BKFC has benefitted from Slap Fighting, the brutality of BKFC fights, and more. David Feldman around (42:32) talks about the success of the BKFC 41 event, Conor McGregor's appearance at the show, the crazy DMs he got from famous fighters after the event, whether Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez will fight again in BKFC, Luke Rockhold's future, his decision to take out a second mortgage on his house to fund the show, past negotiations with Francis Ngannou, and more. Ben Rothwell around (1:06:53) talks about the damage and injuries he sustained in his fight with Jose Copeland, his fear of blowing it after the first round, whether MMA or bare-knuckle is more dangerous, the experience of fighting for BKFC, his post-win callout of Alan Belcher, weird interactions with Belcher and Belcher's complaints about his weight in a possible fight, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:31:09) talks about his first experience fighting bare-knuckle, two-minute versus five-minute rounds, making friends with the chance of getting knocked out by Chad Mendes in their fight, his belief that bare-knuckle is not for athletes, how he prepared for the fight, Conor McGregor's at BKFC 41, following McGregor's coaching mid-fight, where his relationship is with McGregor these days, how McGregor would fare in BKFC, whether he'll fight in BKFC again, whom he'd like to fight next, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's free agency negotiations, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:14) discusses his performance against Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41, if he has become the face of bare-knuckle boxing, if Rockhold does BKFC again, squaring off against Conor McGregor, where he wants to do next, Darren Till, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:31:15) discusses his recent run-in with Henry Cejudo at the fighter hotel, why he thinks Cejudo is underestimating him at UFC 288, his shredded physique, his weight, why he can’t compete in New York, the Sean O’Malley fight, his first main event, the bantamweight division, Henry Cejudo’s gameplan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:02:17) look back at their recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 72 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
5/1/20233 hours, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry face-to-face, Salt Papi, Jared Gordon, Chatri Sityodtong in studio, and more

Salt Papi around (5:28) discusses his upcoming fight at Misfits Boxing 7, his move to the UK as a teen, how he ended up with the Salt Papi nickname, how he started boxing, street fights, why he’s not fighting an influencer next, who he wants next, ranking the best influencers, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (40:58), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC vs. boxing events, taking wrong bag at airport, boxing fights he would like to see next, replays by officials in UFC events, big upset in ONE Muay Thai, if any UFC fighters are close to free agency, the WWE belt situation, if dogs belong in the bed, a road trip with The MMA Hour crew, which fictional athlete would you like to interview the most, and more. Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry around (1:16:18) join the show at the same time to discuss their BKFC 41 main event, Perry’s past performances in BKFC, Rockhold’s training footage, Perry putting a booger on Rockhold’s jacket at their past presser, what will happen Saturday night, and more. Jared Gordon around (1:51:36) discusses his no-contest performance against Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 71, what he remembers from the fight, Green’s comments after the fight, if he wants a rematch, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, his tough stretch recently, Stephan Bonnar’s cause of death, and more. Chatri Sityodtong around (2:19:04) joins us in studio to discuss the upcoming ONE fight in Colorado, how things are going with Amazon, the rules and scoring for US debut, the top MMA promotions, if DJ is the best fighter of all-time, Roberto Soldic, Francis Ngannou, Gordon Ryan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:06) make their latest pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. 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
4/26/20233 hours, 52 minutes, 44 seconds
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Max Holloway, Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen in studio, Bobby Green, Carl Frampton, Tank vs. Garcia Reaction, and more

Ariel Helwani around (10:43) discusses the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia showdown, Conor McGregor's backstage appearance at Davis vs. Garcia, Sergei Pavlovich's win over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 71, what the future holds for Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, Blaydes' game plan, the UFC's blitz of announcements, and more. Bobby Green around (46:00) talks about the afterath of his no-contest with Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 71, how he feels Gordon wasn't out before the finishing sequence, fighting the narrative that he's a dirty fighter, how he feels the fight should have been resolved, what Dana White's reaction was to the fight, his thoughts on the show/win pay structure, why he carries around $60,000 cash, changing his legal name to King, Paul Felder's commentary during the fight, a possible rematch with Gordon, and more. Former boxing champion Carl Frampton around (1:18:34) discusses the finish to the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight, if he thinks Garcia quit, rehydration clauses, the face of boxing, Tyson Fury’s future, his viral meeting with John Fury, life after retirement, Katie Taylor’s next fight, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:43:41) discusses if he’s close to a new deal with the UFC, what happened with Jan Blachowicz, his light heavyweight future, Khamzat Chimaev, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, secret juice ingredients, his biceps tattoo, the Nate Diaz street fight, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:13:59) discusses his nationwide tour, going to the first Kentucky Fried Chicken and Johnny Cash museum, his fight against Max Holloway, if anything surprised him, his UFC journey, his quest for UFC title, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, his hand injury, what he wants to do after the UFC, food challenges, and more. Max Holloway around (3:08:40) discusses his win over Arnold Allen, his motivation, why he decided to return in April, the critics, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, possibly boxing Davis or an “actual boxer,” Conor McGregor, fighting in Hawaii, gaming, and more. The parlay pals around (3:48:39) look back at their most recent bet, and GC looks back at his bets from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/20234 hours, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Demetrious Johnson in-studio, Brandon Royval, Leonard Ellerbe, John Hennigan, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:28), Ariel Helwani discusses if Robert Whittaker and Max Holloway should get title shots again against their archrivals, if Israel Adesanya is the face of the UFC, Sean O’Malley’s absence, Leon Edwards’ next fight, Belal vs. Gilbert, the best fighter ever from Hawaii, and more. John Hennigan around (1:14:04) discusses his viral knockout at Creator Clash 2, how he got into pro wrestling, why he would want to face KSI next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, if he would chose boxing over pro wrestling, diss tracks, Salt Papi, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:46:46) discusses his win at UFC Kansas City, his post-fight fire, his thoughts on being on the prelims, how he got into MMA thanks to his brother, his place in the flyweight division, why he wants Alexandre Pantoja next, why he doesn’t consider it a loss against Brandon Moreno, and more. Leonard Ellerbe around (2:03:33) discusses the upcoming Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia clash, if Floyd Mayweather will be at the fight, how difficult was the fight to pull off, what it will mean for a win for Gervonta Davis, the mistakes made by Davis, Eddie Hearn, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (2:20:22) discusses his trilogy fight with Adriano Moraes, if his next fight will be his final fight, the recent sale of the WWE, his kids showing up to the fight for the first time, if he wants to be an actor, BKFC 41’s top fights, if boxing is in his future, grappling events, if MMA trades would happen again, the return of Jon Jones, and more. The parlay pals around (3:29:58) make their selection for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. 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
4/19/20233 hours, 55 minutes, 51 seconds
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Robert Whittaker, Rob Font, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Gillian Robertson, Zak Cummings, Bill Algeo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:31) reacts to UFC Kansas City, why he scored the fight for Arnold Allen, what’s next for Max Holloway and Allen, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (45:48) talks about why the PFL booked him against Shane Burgos, his feeling that the promotion didn't want him to win, how Burgos was put on posters over him, fighting for the PFL in Las Vegas, how 20 of his Quebec fans were confused by the card order and missed the fight, whether the PFL will go to Canada, and more. Bill Algeo around (1:01:50) discusses the origin of his nickname, his win over T.J. Brown and his hilarious post-fight speech at UFC Kansas City, his background in wrestling and why he doesn't train jiu-jitsu, getting into the UFC over Brendan Loughnane, dedicating his fight to his mother, who he could fight next, and more. Zak Cummings around (1:31:33) breaks down his final UFC win before retirement at UFC Kansas City, how he hurt his back and why he was out for three years, if he would ever return, open scoring for his own promotion, and more. Ariel Helwani and his crew around (1:56:18) discuss UFC championship and interim belts, UFC 288 and UFC 289, almond or oat milk and more. Rob Font around (2:30:16) discusses his win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287, why he took a year off between fights, passing on Frankie Edgar’s final fight, hooping with his wife, competing as a father, what’s next, Sterling vs. Cejudo, and more. The parlay pals around (3:00:28) talk NBA playoffs and look back at their most recent selection. GC also looks back at his most recent picks and reveals the big hitters for the week. They also discuss what’s next for Israel Adesanya and Khamzat Chimaev. Gillian Robertson around (3:26:35) discusses her strawweight debut win in the UFC at UFC Kansas City, if she will stay at strawweight, if she thought Piera Rodriguez tapped, her UFC record, besting Rose Namajunas last year at grappling event, why she is so good at the rear-naked choke, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:55:37) discusses what happened with his UFC 284 fight with Paulo Costa, Israel Adesanya’s latest performance, what’s next, what he thought of Adesanya knockout, why he thinks he would defeat Adesanya the next time, if he’s surprised Alex Pereira went up a division, if he would fight Paulo Costa or Khamzat Chimaev next, 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
4/17/20234 hours, 44 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul reaction, Israel Adesanya's head coach Eugene Bareman, Julianna Peña, Dricus du Plessis, Shane Burgos, Chris Curtis and more

Ariel Helwani and the crew break down around (8:30) the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, who has more to lose, and much more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:24), Ariel Helwani discusses how champs deal with losses, Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen, Israel Adesanya’s UFC 287 celebration, if there are too many rematches, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, Dana White’s recent behavior, the Monster deal, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis, and more. Shane Burgos around (1:31:15) discusses his PFL debut, why it’s at lightweight instead of 145, fighting Olivier Aubin-Mercier, why he pulled out of his previous PFL debut this past fall, his relationship with Dana White and the UFC, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:47:34) discusses his recent nose surgery and possible return, the UFC 287 main event, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, what he meant with his previous comments, what Adesanya said at the press conference, when he wants to face Adesanya, and more. Eugene Bareman around (2:20:23) discusses Israel Adesanya’s latest win at UFC 287, his focus before the fight, his UFC 287 walkout, which parts of his gameplan didn’t work out so well, Adesanya’s celebrations, whom Adesanya should face and when, a possible trilogy fight between Adesanya and Alex Pereira, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:49:36) discusses what happened at UFC 287, his interactions with the fans after the event, if he plans to appeal an alleged headbutt in the second round, why he wants a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum, and more. Julianna Peña around (3:12:34) discusses her upcoming trilogy fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 289, why she got the shot over Irene Aldana, what happened in her second fight with Nunes, how Mike Tyson walked her out in her last fight, why she likes snakes, her regrets after the title, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:35) make their picks for UFC Kansas City, and GC makes his bets for this weekend’s event. 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
4/12/20234 hours, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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UFC 287 reaction, Jorge Masvidal, Chael Sonnen, Kevin Holland, Joe Pyfer, Christian Rodriguez, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:49) discusses UFC 287, the performance by Israel Adesanya, the possibility of a trilogy fight between Pereira and Adesanya, Adesanya's growing feud with Dricus Du Plessis, and more. Kevin Holland around (1:04:40) discusses his win over Santiago Ponzinibbio, his hand injury, how his mom initially told him not fight, what he was smelling during the fight, his run-ins with Jorge Masvidal, the BMF belt, what he wants next, why he fumbled the bag at UFC 287, and more. Christian Rodriguez around (1:28:29) discusses his upset of Raul Rosas Jr. at UFC 287, the pre-fight trash talk by Rosas, if he thought he won the fight, if he was stronger than the teen, how he ended up at his gym, how he ended up with Anthony Pettis as manager, who he wants next, the future of Rosas, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:43:15) discusses his win over Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 287, why he wants to be like Justin Gaethje or Michael Chandler, how he ended up with GM3, his tough weight cut, his elbow injury, the UFC 287 main event, what he’s learned from Jon Jones, why he wants Dustin Stoltzfus nex, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:12:26) discusses UFC 287, Jorge Masvidal’s career and legacy, what’s next for Gilbert Burns, who gets the next welterweight title shot, if Colby Covington would defeat Leon Edwards, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, Dricus Du Plessis, 170 to 205, Nunes vs. Pena 3, why Adesanya is better than Anderson Silva, UFC and WWE, Cody Rhodes, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (3:07:16) discusses his UFC 287 performance, when he decided to call it quits, if he will box, greasing allegations by Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland incidents during fight week, if there’s someone he wished he would have fought, any regrets, and more. The parlay pals around (3:36:18) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC 287 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
4/10/20234 hours, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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UFC & WWE merger reaction, Anthony Pettis, Eddie Hearn, Kayla Harrison, Michael Chiesa, and more

Ariel Helwani discusses the big news of UFC parent company Endeavor announcing the purchase of the WWE, which organization will be helped more by the sale, what’s next for the fighters and wrestlers, and more. Michael Chiesa around (41:37) discusses his cancelled UFC 287 fight against Li Jingliang, how many replacement fighters turned the fight down, why he wants Gunnar Nelson next, why he’s willing to wait for the fight, whether Kevin Lee was ever in the equation, his loss to Sean Brady, overcoming injuries, why Belal Muhammad should be the next challenger for Leon Edwards rather than Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal’s place in the division, the WWE purchase, and more. Kayla Harrison around (1:10:37) discusses life since her PFL loss, why the setback was one of the best things to happen to her career, how she had a spiritual awakening and found peace from the experience, wanting to be in the current PFL season, his future with the promotion, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:36:29) discusses the WWE/UFC news by Endeavor, if Endeavor will get Into the sport of boxing, if Matchroom Boxing would be for sale, what he thought of Anthony Joshua’s fight, Francis Ngannou’s chances against Joshua, what could be next for Joshua, why the Fury vs. Usyk fight didn’t happen, Katie Taylor’s next fight, his trip to the Black Forge Inn, if Canelo Alvarez will fight David Benavidez, his support for Conor Benn, and more. Anthony Pettis around (2:19:08) discusses his win over Roy Jones Jr. in his boxing debut, if he will return to the PFL or box again, the experience fighting for Gamebred Boxing, why he was wearing No. 17 jersey, who impressed him the most at Gamebred Boxing, his brother Sergio against Pitbull, Benson Henderson’s retirement, and more. The parlay pals around (2:53:43) discuss their latest pick and make their upcoming pick for this weekend. GC around (3:00:03) also makes his picks for UFC 287. 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
4/3/20233 hours, 33 minutes, 50 seconds
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What's next for Poirier, welterweight drama, issues with judges, and a big weekend preview

In a special edition of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani answers your questions about Dustin Poirier’s future, welterweight drama and more in the latest On The Nose, previews a very busy weekend slate for combat sports, and helps the parlay pals make their latest pick. 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
3/29/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jorge Masvidal, Cory Sandhagen, Valentina Shevchenko, Nate Landwehr, Dakota Ditcheva, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:25) discusses the UFC San Antonio main event, the performance by Cory Sandhagen, the judging in Texas, the scary scene at Fury FC 76, and more. PFL prospect Dakota Ditcheva around (41:33) discusses her first-round win over Malin Hermansson at PFL Europe, her road to MMA, fighting as a 4-year-old, people proclaiming her as the next Ronda Rousey, getting the first submission of her career, goals of being a UFC champion one day, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:02:22) discusses his upcoming Gamebred Boxing 4 card, juggling that and his UFC 287 fight against Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards’s win over Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington’s title shot claim, Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (1:31:19) discusses his win over Marlon Vera at UFC San Antonio, if it was his best performance in the UFC, the turning point before the fight, the differences between Dominick Cruz and him, the judging of his fight, how he would fix poor judges and officials, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:59:39) discusses her loss to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285, what went wrong in the fight, if she overlooked Grasso, the submission, the rematch, how long she wants to compete, her problem with one of the ref’s decisions during the fight, and more. Nate Lendwehr around (2:27:43) discusses his big win at UFC San Antonio, his post-fight speech, what happened to his shirt under his suit, visiting the Alamo, why things have worked out so well in Miami, and more. The parlay pals around (2:54:57) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his picks from UFC San Antonio. 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
3/28/20233 hours, 16 minutes, 1 second
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Khamzat Chinaev, Rafael Fiziev, Jeff Molina, Jay Hieron in studio, Leon Edwards' coach Dave Lovell, and more

Rafael Fiziev around (4:28) discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 286, what went wrong, why he likes a bloody picture from the fight, if he wishes there was two more rounds, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (24:07), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Cory Sandhagen and Chito Vera, Colby Covington’s title shot and the reaction to his return, Covington’s comments about Jon Anik, how much power Leon Edwards has with the UFC, how competitive Ariel is, pies, and more. Khamzat Chimaev around (1:18:27) discusses his lengthy absence from the Octagon, why he won’t fight during Ramadan, what happened with the Colby Covington fight, what happened with the Nate Diaz fight, his chances against Alex Pereira, training with Neil Magny, Bo Nickal’s comments, when he wants to return, and more. Dave Lovell, a coach for Leon Edwards around (1:57:18), discusses Edwards’ performance at UFC 286, how the champ was different in the rematch, Kamaru Usman’s comments, the gameplan for Usman, his message to Leon Edwards before the final round, what the win meant, Colby Covington or Belal Muhammad, and more. Jay Hieron around (2:19:51) drops by the studio to discuss his role in Road House with Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal, the scenes he filmed at UFC 285, his acting career, how he got into acting, why he stopped fighting, acting with Denzel Washington, and more. Jeff Molina around (3:07:57) discusses why he released a statement on social media revealing he was bisexual, how people have reacted since, why he almost didn’t do the interview, his last UFC performance, if he is still in the UFC, his charity work, and more. The parlay pals around (4:30:59) make their pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC around (4:34:50) reveals his bets for UFC San Antonio. 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
3/23/20234 hours, 51 minutes, 1 second
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UFC 286 reactions, Leon Edwards, Alexa Grasso, Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Shore, Yanal Ashmouz, and more

Leon Edwards around (2:11) discusses his title defense at UFC 286, Kamaru Usman’s pre-fight trash talk, his pre-fight gunshot gesture, the fouls during the fight, Colby Covington’s appearance at fight week, if Covington deserves a title shot, who might be next for the title, how the tide has turned for the “Rocky” era, and more. Ariel Helwani around (19:55) reacts to Leon Edwards’ trilogy win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 286, the promotion’s decision to award Colby Covington a title shot, the road forward for Kamaru Usman, and more. Jack Shore around (1:02:38) discusses his UFC 286 win over Makwan Amirkhani, his move to featherweight, the reaction to last week’s controversial darts game against Ariel Helwani, his father’s cancer diagnosis, and what’s next. He also rematches Helwani in a high-stakes winner-take-all darts showdown. Muhammad Mokaev around (1:56:15) discusses his UFC 286 win over Jafel Filho, the kneebar submission that nearly ended his night, the state of his knee moving forward, breaking Filho mentally, when he wants to return, his altercations with Jake Hadley, and more. Alexa Grasso around (2:19:32) discusses her historic upset of Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285, how her life has changed, where her belt is located, what her fight week was like, how she pulled off the finish of Shevchenko, and more. Yanal Ashmouz around (2:50:08) breaks down his UFC 286 performance, what happened with him and the PFL, when he would like to return, how he looks like Sami Zayn, how he got his nickname, 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
3/20/20233 hours, 59 minutes, 29 seconds
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Conor McGregor: The MMA Hour Special In-Studio Edition

Conor McGregor discusses TUF 31, facing Michael Chandler, almost facing Nate Diaz in a trilogy match, Francis Ngannou’s departure from the UFC, the night he was injured at UFC 264, acting in the movie Road House, 155 or 170 pounds for his return, Jon Jones’ recent win, Ian Garry, and more. Ariel Helwani, GC, and NYRic then recap and break down the interview with Conor McGregor. 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
3/16/202346 minutes, 51 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Dan Hardy, Veronica Hardy, Joe Markowski in studio, and more

Dan Hardy around (3:16) discusses his new gig with the PFL, what his responsibilities will be, how the PFL can make a bigger impact in Europe, if he will ever fight again, how he met his wife, the UFC 286 main event, and more. Veronica Hardy around (26:39) discusses why she’s been out so long, learning MMA from her coach and husband Dan Hardy, her past concussion issues, the multiple countries she has lived in, rooting for Nottingham Forest, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (43:46), Ariel Helwani discusses where Kamaru Usman would be on p4p list with a win, UFC 286 main event scenarios, instant rematches, the best division in MMA, best fight for bantamweight title, a closer look at Dartsgate, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Francis Ngannou around (1:45:11) discusses the Jon Jones vs. Ciryle Gane fight, what he thought of the UFC belt up for grabs, if he could attend a UFC event, Dana White’s comments, where he might compete in MMA next, Deontay Wilder, how many times he might fight this year, hanging out with Cristiano Ronaldo, and more. DAZN USA CEO Joe Markowski around (2:23:06) talks about getting back into the MMA business, the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia negotiations, Misfits Boxing, darts, the Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn, Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano, and more. The parlay pals around (3:15:24) make their pick for UFC 286 on Saturday night, and GC around (3:27:02) makes his 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
3/15/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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Merab Dvalishvili, Tom Aspinall, Benson Henderson, Jack Shore, and more

Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:05) discuss Merab Dvalishvili’s impressive win at UFC Las Vegas, the issues with Power Slap, the best and division in the UFC, how Bellator’s champs stack up against the UFC, Bellator 292, how successful the Davis vs. Garcia PPV will be, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:06:41) wraps his UFC Las Vegas win, his issues with Petr Yan before the fight, Dana White’s recent comments, the possible plan for this return, Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo, and more. Benson Henderson around (1:38:08) discusses his performance at Bellator 292, why he decided to call it quits, how good Usman Nurmagomedov is, when he finally realized he was good in MMA, fighting with a toothpick in his mouth, the UFC Hall of Fame, and more. Jack Shore around (2:02:08) discusses his move to featherweight, if he ever will fight at bantamweight again, losing his perfect record, facing Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 286, his respect for the Diaz brothers, his love for darts, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:38:17) discusses his knee injury and his place in the heavyweight division, the return of Jon Jones, why he might not fight him, Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, when he could return, his issues with Conor McGregor, Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3, Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul, and more. The parlay pals around (3:08:27) look back at their most recent pick this past weekend, and GC recaps his recent picks as well. Ariel Helwani and crew also around (3:19:07) take a closer look into a virtual dart match controversy on The MMA Hour with Jack Shore. Shore also calls in to give his side of the story. 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
3/13/20233 hours, 38 minutes, 43 seconds
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Michael Rapaport in studio, Michael Page, Dricus Du Plessis, Joanne Wood, Brandon Gibson, and more

Dricus Du Plessis around (4:38) discusses his win at UFC 285, why he was surprised he won, his nose injury, his opponent throwing in the towel, what might be next, and more. Joanne Wood around (23:58) discusses her upcoming fight at UFC 286, what this UK fight means to her, her first dog, losing her accent, hockey vs. NFL, why she was out so long, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko, how much time she has left, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (47:15), Ariel Helwani talks about the current crop of UFC stars, the best two-division champions, Jon Jones’ only loss, a YouTube strategy made by certain influencers, and more. MVP around (1:30:46) discusses his upcoming Bellator 292 fight against Goiti Yamauchi, his BKFC fight against Mike Perry, if he will ever do it again, Logan Storley vs. Yaroslav Amosov, KSI’s last boxing fight, and more. Brandon Gibson, Jon Jones’ striking coach around (1:48:51), discusses Jones’ performance at UFC 285, the transition to Jones from light heavyweight to heavyweight, if Jones lacked motivation at end of LHW tenure, the absence of Mike Winkeljohn, the potential Stipe Miocic fight, Aaron Pico’s return, and more. Michael Rapaport around (2:12:41) discusses the state of podcasts, who has more beefs Ariel or Michael, the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., Rapaport’s return to Cleveland, his issues with James Dolan, Jon Jones’ performance at UFC 285, his relationship with Dana White, his issues with Jake Paul, his love for Nate Diaz, and more. The parlay pals around (4:03:58) make their pick for this upcoming weekend with a UFC and Bellator events on tap, and GC around (4:08:16) makes his selections as well. 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
3/8/20234 hours, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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UFC 285 reaction, Stipe Miocic, Anthony Smith, Bo Nickal, Ian Machado Garry, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:14) wraps up UFC 285 and the memorable wins by Jon Jones, Alexa Grasso, and more. The team also discusses Ciryl Gane's lopsided loss and whether he was rushed to the top of the division, predictions for Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, whether or not Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou will ever happen and the disrespect to Ngannou's legacy and skillset, Alexa Grasso's win over Valentina Shevchenko, the potential for an immediate rematch, Shavkhat Rakhmonov's future in the UFC, and more. Stipe Miocic around (59:16) talks about his trip to Las Vegas for UFC 285, his thoughts on Jon Jones' performance against Ciryl Gane, his reaction to Jones' post-win callout, when the fight is going to take place, whether the Jones fight will be his last, Jones' telling him to focus on fighting, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's UFC departure, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:26:16) wraps up his UFC 285 win, his meeting with Conor McGregor, why he was on the Jon Jones card, when he got rocked and how he bounced back, why he posted a pic of Song Kenan after the fight, what’s next, McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:52:18) discusses Jon Jones’ performance at UFC 285, how Stipe Miocic would do against Jones, the Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko finish, UFC prospects on the rise, Cody Garbrandt’s future, the best light heavyweight on the planet, his return against Johnny Walker, why he missed weight at UFC 283, and more. The MMA Hour team around (2:38:24) looks back at their latest parlay, and GC recaps his picks for this past weekend at UFC 285. Bo Nickal around (2:58:00) discusses arriving in style at UFC 285 presser, if he was nervous, his performance, if he delivered low blow against Jamie Pickett, the finish, what he said on the cage after the win, Michael Chandler’s comments, his favorite moment of the week, when he wants to return, and more. Go to squarespace.com/mmahour and use code "mmahour" to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. 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
3/6/20233 hours, 50 minutes, 1 second
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Charles Oliveira, Eddie Alvarez, Luke Rockhold, Fernand Lopez, Dave Feldman, Luciana Andrade, and more

In the latest On The Nose around (7:23), Ariel Helwani takes a closer look at the UFC 285 fight card, Jon Jones’ days at light heavyweight, the GOAT debate between Jones and GSP, Jake Paul’s next step, Darren Till’s UFC departure, and more. Also, Michael Rapaport calls in to make his UFC 285 main event prediction. BKFC founder Dave Feldman around (1:02:40) discusses how free agents Eddie Alvarez and Luke Rockhold ended up on next month’s BKFC 41 fight card, who else will be on that pay-per-view card, how Alvarez and Rockhold ended up at BKFC, free agents Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:23:55) discusses how ended up at BKFC, training for his first event next month, facing Chad Mendes, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, his ONE departure, the last time he had a street fight, why he didn’t end up facing Michael Chandler again, Chandler vs. Conor McGregor, and more. Luke Rockhold around (1:45:29) discusses how he ended up at BKFC, his future plans, his BKFC 41 opponent Mike Perry, his training for the event, Francis Ngannou’s free agency, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, if he will return to mixed martial arts, and more. Luciana Andrade around (2:07:11) discusses her life as an Octagon girl, her legal ambitions, how she learned English, some classic viral moments at weigh-ins, and more. Charles Oliveira around (2:25:37) discusses his upcoming fight with Beneil Dariush, Islam Makhachev, vs. Alexander Volkanovski, Oliveira’s popularity, his attire, his recent back tattoo, his OnlyFans, if a kid dancing was him, how he lost the belt on the scales, his performance against Makhachev, Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor, and more. Fernand Lopez around (3:00:11), Ciryl Gane’s head coach at UFC 285, discusses Gane’s preparations heading into the event, the lessons Gane learned from this first title fight, which Jon Jones they will see Saturday night, Gane’s training habits, Francis Ngannou’s departure from the UFC, and more. The parlay pals around (3:17:42) make their pick for UFC 285, and GC around (3:25:10) makes his picks for the upcoming UFC event Saturday night. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/20233 hours, 54 minutes, 5 seconds
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Chael Sonnen in studio, Valentina Shevchenko, Yaroslav Amosov, Phil De Fries, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:38) wraps a busy combat sports weekend, including the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury showdown Sunday. Helwani discusses the Paul vs. Fury fight, what’s next for both parties, Nate Diaz vs. Logan Paul, and more. Yaroslav Amosov around (1:02:09) talks about his motivation for his title unifier with Logan Storley, his decision to fight again after defending his Ukranian homeland against Russia, plans to go back to Ukraine as a civilian, whether he's the best welterweight in the world, training in a ring set up in a street in Ukraine, and more. Phil De Fries around (1:21:49) talks about his big win at KSW 79, dealing with his anxiety, his childhood, the turning point of his career, his friendship with Tom Aspinall, facing Alistair Overeem next, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:42:16) discusses her extended break before UFC 285, why she decided to train in Japan, if there was talk of a Talia Santos rematch, her upcoming opponent Alexa Grasso, the flyweight division, Erin Blanchfield’s title hopes, a recent trip to Mongolia, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:04:22) drops by in studio to discuss Valentina Shevchenko’s place on the UFC 285 fight card, free agents Deontay Wilder, Nate Diaz, and Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, Floyd Mayweather, Jon Jones and UFC 285, the UFC lightweight division, how he met his wife, and more. The parlay pals around (3:23:15) look back at what happened this past weekend. GC also looks back at his picks and the best bets for the weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/20233 hours, 55 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jake Paul, KSI in studio, Yair Rodriguez, Erin Blanchfield, Aaron Chalmers, Jasmine Jasudavicius, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (12:31), Ariel Helwani discusses missed opportunities in post-fight interviews and who’s next for Islam Makhachev, who else should be in the UFC Hall of Fame, top 3 Montreal crowds, his favorite places to visit, the biggest regret of his career, who’s next for Khamzat Chimaev, a classic Karaoke story, and more. Yair Rodriguez around (1:09:10) discusses his recent interim title win at UFC 284, how he felt when got the belt, if he thinks he will face Alexander Volkanovski next, when he would like to return, a recent mural, his UFC belt necklace, the future of MMA In Mexico, and more. KSI around (1:35:00) discusses his new song and recent documentary, his feud with Jake Paul, his thoughts on Paul vs. Tommy Fury, his fighting plan for 2023, when he would like a potential Paul fight to happen, why he almost pulled out of Prime drinks before it started, if he would ever compete in MMA, and more. Aaron Chalmers around (2:36:57) discusses how he ended up fighting Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition this weekend, the health of his young son, why he left MMA to go to boxing, his talks with the PFL, his fighting future, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (2:59:12) discusses her big win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Vegas 69 this past weekend, what fight could be next, if she will be UFC champion by the end of the year, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (3:17:24) discusses her upcoming fight against Gabriella Fernandes at UFC Vegas 70, her social media success, how she got into mixed martial arts, having her boyfriend as a coach, and more. She also competes in a trivia contest with Ariel. Jake Paul around (3:43:25) discusses his upcoming fight with Tommy Fury on Sunday, a potential clash with KSI, who KSI should fight next, if Fury will show up Sunday, if he feels if he’s under pressure for the clash, why he signed with the PFL, if he’ll be able to land Francis Ngannou, the bigger fight between Nate Diaz and KSI, working with Logan Paul in the WWE, and more.  The parlay pals around (4:14:39) make their selection for a busy combat sports weekend. GC around (4:22:31) makes his picks for the upcoming UFC and Bellator cards on Saturday. 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
2/23/20235 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Weekend recap, Ariel Helwani talks WWE experience & responds to Tony Khan

On this special edition of the program, the boys talk about Erin Blanchfield's massive win over Jessica Andrade and whether she can be the one to beat Valentina Shevchenko. They also discuss the latest Conor McGregor-TUF drama, IV-gate and get a full breakdown of Ariel's once-in-a-lifetime WWE experience in Montreal, which included some drama with AEW founder Tony Khan, who figured out a way to 10-7 himself. 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
2/20/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bo Nickal, Jack Della Maddalena, Eugene Bareman, Modestas Bukauskas, and more

Bo Nickal around (6:16) discusses his upcoming UFC debut next month, his new haircut, his injury, some haters on social media, if MMA will be in the Olympics, if he feels pressure for a finish against Jamie Pickett, his chances against Alex Pereira, who is No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (43:34), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Dustin Poirier, how Alexander Volkanovski won the contest but not the fight, his pound-for-pound rankings, which top prospects are close to a title shot, if Bo Nickal will fight for a title next year, Elimination Chamber, and more. Modestas Bukauskas around (1:48:27) talks about his big win at UFC 284, how he found out he was cut by the UFC, his brutal knee injury suffered at UFC Vegas 46, his tough road back to the UFC, the influence of his father, his “mystical” white board, and more. City Kickboxing coach Eugene Bareman around (2:18:59) breaks down Alexander Volkanovski’s performance at UFC 284, how he scored the main event, what Volkanovski could have done different, what division Volkanovski should do next, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, if Israel Adesanya took rematch too soon with Alex Pereira, if Pereira surprised him in title fight, Dan Hooker’s IV allegations, and more. The parlay pals around (3:04:29) then make their pick for the upcoming combat sports weekend. Jack Della Maddalena around (3:11:55) discusses his big win over Randy Brown at UFC 284, the tension with Brown before the fight, having his young son at the fight, being ranked for the first time, his first finish in the UFC, Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3, and more. GC around (3:39:41) makes his picks for UFC Vegas 69 on Saturday night. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/20234 hours, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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UFC 284 reaction, Alexander Volkanovski, Cody Rhodes in studio, Jens Pulver, Arnold Allen, and more

The team around (13:15) discusses the pound-for-pound implications of UFC 284’s Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski, how P4P should be defined, how Makhachev stacks up against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dan Hooker's accusation against Makhachev, whether Beneil Dariush vs. Charles Oliveira should be happening, Jon Jones jumping back into the top of the pound-for-pound list with a win over Ciryl Gane, and more. Arnold Allen around (1:02:35) gives his thoughts on the Makhachev vs. Volkanovski scoring, whether IVs should be allowed in MMA, why he couldn't fight on the upcoming UFC London card, his reaction to fighting Max Holloway, his thoughts on Yair Rodriguez's win over Josh Emmett, his t-shirt memes, whether Holloway's best days are behind him, and more. Jens Pulver around (1:34:11) talks about how he became analyst on Twitch for the UFC, how the UFC surprised him with the HOF induction, his feelings about joining the HOF after lobbying for it earlier in his career, why he's glad he was inducted when he was, how he would have rejected an induction earlier in his career, how his streaming work and analyst work made him love MMA again, his advice to people for finding their passion, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:13:24) discusses his performance at UFC 284, why he thought he won and which rounds, what he told Islam Makhachev during the fight, how much he weighed on fight night, how close he was to a finish in the fifth round, who is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, when he wants to return, and more. Cody Rhodes around (3:12:03) discusses winning the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble, his return to WWE, the road to WrestleMania, having his late father as part of the storyline, what it’s like working with Triple H, when he started to think about leaving AEW for WWE, the CM Punk backstage brawl, and more. The parlay pals around (3:55:11) look back at their most recent parlay at UFC 284 and GC recaps his picks for Saturday’s event. 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
2/13/20234 hours, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chael Sonnen, Anthony Pettis, Mike Perry, Sodiq Yusuff, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (10:30), Ariel Helwani reacts to LeBron James’ record, what happens if Alexander Volkanovski wins at UFC 284, which UFC fighter deserves a 30 for 30 treatment, how would you rank UFC's next four pay-per-views, favorite YouTube channels, Kevin Lee returning to the UFC, Tim Simpson’s new management firm, and more. Sodiq Yusuff around (1:16:59) discusses his new social media fame around his UFC event breakdowns, his recent back injury, how Keith Lee is his inspiration, how he started in MMA, why he didn’t end up fighting Giga Chikadze, and more. Anthony Pettis around (1:49:06) discusses how he’s facing Roy Jones Jr. in his first pro boxing bout, if he’s sticking with PFL, if he’s done fighting at 155 pounds, what weight he’s competing against Roy Jones Jr. for the Jones Jr. vs. Mike Tyson fight, his hand injuries, how Sergio Pettis is doing, what’s harder manager or promoter, if he would rule out MMA return if boxing goes well, and more. Mike Perry around (2:12:03) discusses his return to BKFC, how he ended up being the backup for Jake Paul fight, his response for the critics, if he’s headed to Saudi Arabia anytime soon, his career, a recent trip to a WWE event, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:43:32) discusses why it’s time to cut ties with Tommy Fury for the latest Jake Paul fight, the future of Dillon Danis, if Jon Jones will beat Ciryl Gane, the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight, the new season of TUF, his issues with Jim Gray, what happened with judge Douglas Crosby, Dana White’s promotion of UFC 284, and more. GC and crew around (3:42:31) make their latest parlay and GC makes his picks for UFC 284 this weekend. The crew then around (4:00:32) take a closer look at the UFC 284 main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev. Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/OH/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. $200 in Bonus Bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as bonus bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Promotional offer period ends 2/12/23 at 11:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/20234 hours, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jorge Masvidal, Michael Chandler, Chris Weidman, Ryan Bader, Johnny Eblen, Brennan Ward, and more

Ariel Helwani discusses Conor McGregor’s return fight against Michael Chandler and them both being coach for TUF, Tim Simpson’s new management group, and more. Michael Chandler around (31:20) discusses facing Conor McGregor in his return and coaching against him on TUF, how it all happened, why he got the shot against McGregor, his relationship with McGregor, who might the coaches be, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:02:43) talks about the UFC’s return to Miami, if he will retire after this fight in his hometown, the Chandler vs. McGregor announcement, Johnny Eblen, Gamebred 4 boxing event headlined by Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr., how it came together, and more. Ryan Bader around (1:37:33) discusses his win over Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290, how he ended up with a rematch with Fedor, after the fight, tenure as Bellator heavyweight champion, why he won’t fight at light heavyweight anymore, his disclosed Bellator salary, how long he will fight for, who might be next, Francis Ngannou, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:57:08) discusses his title defense at Bellator 290, what surprised him, how he would do against Alex Pereira, his talented coaches, when he wants to return, and more. Chris Weidman around (2:12:40) discusses his grappling return at Polaris 23, what it’s like to battle Gordon Ryan, the latest on his leg injury, when he might be able to return, who he might want to fight in return, what he thinks about Alex Pereira, a past dog attack training video, cornhole event, and more. Brennan Ward around (2:50:40) discusses his win at Bellator 290, if it’s his best career moment, his key to victory, why he took a break from Bellator, when he hit rock bottom, his battle, his construction job, what he wants next, and more. Ariel Helwani, GC, and NYRic around (3:26:29) discuss their latest parlay and the bets from the past weekend. They also take another look at Bellator 290 and the upcoming Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor boxing rematch. Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/OH/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. $200 in Bonus Bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as bonus bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Promotional offer period ends 2/12/23 at 11:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20234 hours, 41 minutes, 28 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Fedor Emelianenko, Eddie Hearn in studio, Scott Coker, and more

Scott Coker around (5:24) discusses Bellator 290, Fedor’s last fight, his favorite Fedor fight, the legends that will come out for the fight, what happens if Fedor wins HW title, talking with Francis Ngannou, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (30:38), Ariel Helwani discusses Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen and what it means, favorite memories of Fedor, Joe Rogan’s recent comments, the UFC’s biggest baby face, fighter health care, the Royal Rumble ending, his conversation with Pat McAfee, Laura Sanko’s big news, and more. Fedor Emelianenko around (1:06:37) discusses his emotions heading into his final fight, why he wanted to return, if Bellator gave him the choice of his final opponent, what does he want his legacy to be, if he wished he had just one UFC fight, his one meeting with Dana White, if he ever considered pro boxing, if his children will do MMA, if he feels he’s the GOAT, his favorite fight, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:30:36) discusses the growing sport of darts, fighters building their brand, the struggle of getting fights at Croke Park, his lawsuit against Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano rematch, Dmitry Bivol vs. Canelo Alvarez, recent talks with Francis Ngannou and Nate Diaz, his tough week with Conor Benn, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:32:47) discusses training for his lightweight title fight at UFC 284, his experience at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev’s recent comments, Khabib not being in Makhachev’s corner, Israel Adesanya losing his belt, Makhachev’s paths to victory, snorkeling with sharks, and more. The parlay pals around (3:46:12) make their selection, and GC around (3:53:28) announces his best bets for a busy Saturday night. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/20234 hours, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, Skye Nicolson in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani and the crew around (8:47) discuss the Royal Rumble and who won the lottery. They then discuss Dana White's big fight announcement this past Friday, Conor McGregor's potential return on The Ultimate Fighter, McGregor's recent bike accident, Jake Paul's faceoff with Tommy Fury, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (49:01) talks about how the Gilbert Burns fight came together, the issues that have been keeping him out of the cage, where things stand in his legal fight with Colby Covington, his split from his longtime management firm, how he's been negotiating his own contracts, whether Miami will host his fight with Burns, what happened to his potential fight with Conor McGregor, and more. Tyron Woodley around (1:20:44) discusses what happened with the KSI fight, if he has ruled out a fight with him in the future, if he’s done with MMA, his “perfect” fight, when he might return, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman rematch, and more. Leon Edwards around (1:50:31) discusses his upcoming trilogy fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286, how his life has changed as champion, how often does he see the knockout of Usman, his WWE fandom, Arnold Allen not at UFC 286, Usman’s possible strategy, what happened at UFC 287, and more. Boxer Skye Nicolson around (2:19:08) talks about her upcoming fight at the Hulu Theater at MSG on Saturday night, why she decided to go pro, if she will make another run at Olympics, her tough defeat at her last Olympics, being compared to her late brother in the ring, why she got into boxing, 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
1/30/20233 hours, 49 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jamahal Hill, Brandon Moreno, Oscar De La Hoya, Sage Northcutt, Todd Duffee, and more

In the latest edition of On the Nose around (8:25), Ariel Helwani discusses who should get next shot at 205 pounds, the Bills, painful playoff losses, where Jon Jones should be ranked, Khabib out for UFC 284, double champions, DC and the slap league, Power Slap, Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 3, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (1:15:50) discusses if his abs are real, this Saturday’s event in LA on DAZN, the sale of Golden Boy, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis in April, Dana White’s incident on NYE, ‘Power Slap,’ Francis Ngannou’s boxing hopes, Nate Diaz, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:36:56) discusses his big win over Deiveson Figuereido at UFC 283, his knee injury before the fight, the heel hook, the decisive punch, running out of the arena after fight, Figuereido’s chances at 135, what’s next for Moreno, and more. Sage Northcutt around (2:04:00) discusses his return to ONE Championship, if he ever thought of retirement after his last outing, why he missed the Shinya Aoki fight, ring rust, what he has been doing the past four years, and more. Todd Duffee around (2:24:12) discusses his heavyweight title fight against Phil De Fries in KSW, his opinion of de Fries' title run, returning to the sport after a four-year layoff, the "dark place" that colored his relationship with the UFC, getting pressured to fight after a knee reconstruction, training at American Kickboxing Academy, what happened with his BKFC contract and his potential fights with Greg Hardy and Ben Rothwell, how he remembers the first fight and how the rematch came together, and more. Jamahal Hill around (2:52:50) discusses winning the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 283, his issues with Ariel, possibly facing Alex Pereira next, what’s next, fight week, and more. The MMA Hour crew, around (3:35:04), then does its first Royal Rumble lottery. 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
1/25/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jiri Procházka, Luke Rockhold, John Kavanagh, Sayif Saud, and more

Ariel Helwani, GC and NYRic around (6:57) discuss the latest parlay controversy, UFC 283, which fight(s) should have been stopped, the best light heavyweight fighter in the world, the crowd at Jeunesse Arena and fans throwing things at Brandon Moreno, Moreno's journey to the quadrilogy, Deiveson Figueiredo's future at bantamweight, Shogun Rua's depressing retirement fight, and more. Sayif Saud around (1:01:32) talks about how he came to work with Brandon Moreno, Moreno's move from James Krause, how he gelled with Moreno on short notice, how Moreno had a serious knee injury in camp, how Moreno's manager questioned whether he should fight at UFC 283, the legality of Moreno's punch that helped end the fight, his reaction to Moreno getting pelted by the audience, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (1:31:19) gives his reaction to the UFC 283 main event between Jamahal Hill and Glover Teixeira, Hill's punching power, how Glover looked slow in the fight, who is the best light heavyweight in the world right now, how he is recovering from his severe shoulder injury, targeting a July or August return and the possibility of fighting Hill next, his meditation schedule, his pick for the next title challenger if he can't fight soon, his video callout of Hill, and more. SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh around (2:04:07) discusses his first trip to Brazil, how he started in MMA, his bond with Johnny Walker, how Walker has evolved, Walker’s finish at UFC 283, his post-fight celebration, why Walker and Kavanagh ended up outside at UFC 279, Irish MMA, if Conor McGregor fights this year, and more. Luke Rockhold around (2:39:11) discusses how he became a free agent, what he might be interested in as far as MMA or boxing, his quest for three title belts, his health, why he decided to end retirement, facing Jake or Logan Paul, Dana White’s recent actions and comments, Power Slap, and more. GC, NYRic and Ariel around (3:07:39) recap the recent pick by the Parlay Pals and more. GC also looks back at his recent UFC 283 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
1/23/20233 hours, 42 minutes, 50 seconds
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Stipe Miocic, Curtis Blaydes, Sean Strickland, Shogun Rua, Neil Magny, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (10:23), Ariel Helwani discusses promotions devaluing stars on the way out, if Francis Ngannou’s requests will change the game, how Ngannou’s contract ended with the UFC, should Bellator get a new name, will Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury actually happen, Shogun Rua’s career highlights, Jeff Molina’s suspension, best sports jersey, and more. Around (1:32:06), the parlay pals make their selection for UFC 283. Stipe Miocic around (1:43:18) discusses Stipepalooza, why he became full-time firefighter, why he hasn’t fought in awhile, if he wants to fight again, Francis Ngannou’s departure, UFC 285, Jones vs. Gane, if Jones is making a mistake, boxing, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (2:10:45) discusses Francis Ngannou’s departure, how it played out, Jones vs. Gane, who he wants next, his recent training, when he wants to return, and more. Neil Magny around (2:29:17) discusses his upcoming UFC 283 fight against Gilbert Burns, how he ended up with the fight, how Burns did against Khamzat Chimaev, if he is worried about possibly not ever getting a title shot, training with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Around (2:51:11) GC makes his UFC 283 picks. Shogun Rua around (3:14:28) discusses his final UFC fight at UFC 283, why he decided to call it quits, if he ever met Pele, being the last PRIDE fighter on the UFC roster, his legacy, what he will do after his fight career, and more. (Warning: Profane language) Sean Strickland around (3:37:56) discusses a recent motorcycle accident, who he hangs out with outside the gym, his performance at UFC Vegas 67, his possible return date, 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
1/18/20234 hours, 20 minutes, 29 seconds
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Francis Ngannou breaks silence on UFC departure, Dana White's comments, future plans

In a special edition of The MMA Hour, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou discusses what led him to decide to be a free agent instead of remain with the UFC, his issues with Dana White’s remarks at this past weekend’s presser and over the years, when things turned sour with White, what he wants to do next, which stars he would like to box, if he would ever return to the UFC, if a union will ever happen, when he could fight next, Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane, and more. GC, Ariel and NYRic around (1:21:55) break down the Ngannou interview and discuss the biggest talking points. 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
1/17/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ariel Helwani reacts to Francis Ngannou's UFC exit, plus Aljamain Sterling, Deiveson Figueiredo, Eric Nicksick, Richard Schaefer, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:50) discusses how former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou became a free agent and Ngannou’s relationship with the UFC and Dana White. Deiveson Figueiredo around (1:01:48) discusses fighting in Brazil again at UFC 283, if he is trying to intimidate Brandon Moreno before their fourth fight, how close is he to go to bantamweight division, if he’s happy with his pay, riding buffaloes, if the fans will be on his side in Rio de Janeiro, and more. Richard Schaefer, the advisor of Jon Jones, around (1:33:33) discusses Jones’ return to the UFC, how the negotiations went, if they are bummed it won’t be against Francis Ngannou, if Stipe Miocic was in the mix, how the UFC 285 main event was announced, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (1:55:54) discusses his recent arm injury, what’s the latest on the possibly Henry Cejudo fight at UFC 285, how long he might be out, Francis Ngannou’s departure, who might be next, his first movie, and more. Eric Nicksick around (2:35:53) discusses his long night at UFC Vegas 67, Sean Strickland’s performance, a possible feud with MMA Factory, Dana White’s comments at press conference, Francis Ngannou’s decision, what could be next for Ngannou, and more. GC, Ariel and NYRic around (3:01:48) look back at the Francis Ngannou news, the UFC 285 main event, where might Ngannou fight next, and more. GC around (3:35:59) wraps up the Parlay Pals’ latest win and how he did for UFC Vegas 67. Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply.  Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/29/23 at 11:59:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/16/20234 hours, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ariel Helwani reacts to Dana White's presser, Brandon Moreno, Ryan Garcia, A.J. McKee, Casey O’Neill, Scott Coker, and more

Scott Coker around (6:08) breaks some news about his upcoming lightweight Grand Prix in March and discusses re-signing former champion A.J. McKee, Bellator vs. RIZIN, if Japanese MMA is back, the future of Dillon Danis, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (32:18), Ariel Helwani discusses the silence surrounding Dana White after his NYE slap of his wife, if Francis Ngannou is headed to the PFL, who could headline the March pay-per-views, New Year’s resolutions, the latest WWE news, and more. Casey O’Neill around (1:18:50) discusses her return from knee injury, facing Jennifer Maia next, how she got hurt, the emotions from dealing with a serious injury, the state of the flyweight division, and more. Ryan Garcia around (1:48:32) discusses Gervonta Davis’ latest performance, what grade would he would give him, the lack of a tuneup fight for him, what he brings into the ring, how they pulled this megafight off, his mental health, who he wants after Davis, his thoughts on Dillon Danis, and more. Brandon Moreno around (2:17:58) discusses facing Deiveson Figueiredo for a fourth time at UFC 283, a recent meeting with Figueiredo, his reaction to James Krause news, his Legos, and more. AJ McKee around (2:44:58) discusses why he re-signed with Bellator, being part of the Bellator lightweight tournament, the outfit he wore to RIZIN event, the Pitbull brothers, and more. The Parlay Pals around (4:17:39) then break down best bets for UFC Vegas 67. To cap off the show, Ariel and co. around (3:48:17) react to UFC President Dana White's appearance at the UFC Vegas 67 press conference to answer questions about the altercation with his wife on New Year's Eve. 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
1/11/20234 hours, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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KSI, Marlon Vera, Terrance McKinney, darts champ Michael Smith, and more

Ariel Helwani pays tribute to 18-year-old Victoria Lee, who died late last year. Ariel, GC and NYRic around (9:15) take a closer look at the silence surrounding Dana White, the move of Jake Paul heading to the PFL, who the No. 2 promotion in the world is, and more. Terrance McKinney around (41:12) discusses his first trip to Brazil for a fight with Ismael Bonfim at UFC 283, being OK with the fight potentially being cancelled due to the unrest in Brazil, his thoughts on instead fighting Paddy Pimblett, Pimblett's win over Jared Gordon at UFC 282, his thoughts on MMA judging, his tweets on Dillon Danis, lessons learned from his loss against Drew Dober, and more. Michael Smith around (58:27) talks about a childhood accident where he broke his hip, how he practices darts at his mom and dad's pub, how he went pro in darts, a Christmas eve accident where he broke both of his wrists and how that affected his practice, why darts is so big in Europe, his feelings going into the 2022 Grand Slam of Darts, his walkout song, whether darts should be in the Olympics, his practice routine, rivalries in the league, the pay for darts champions and sponsorships, how players are organized, life as a darts champion, and more. GC around (1:37:50) announces his futures bets for 2023 and who just might end up UFC champions. KSI around (1:59:14) discusses how he ended up facing Dillon Danis before he dropped out, if he regrets not choosing Tyron Woodley, how he ended up with FaZe Temperrr, his motivation, if a Jake Paul showdown is on the horizon, if he would ever do MMA, if he feels like he should be a role model, the explosion of Prime, possibly facing Conor McGregor, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:44:45) explains how he ended up with Corey Sandhagen, his different path to world champion, his new back tattoo, the support of his fans, and more. GC, Eric and Ariel around (3:17:17) debate which fight is bigger: KSI vs. Jake Paul or Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz. Also, top boxing fights to watch, the college football national championship, 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
1/9/20233 hours, 51 minutes, 1 second
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Ariel Helwani reacts to Dana White incident, Dillon Danis withdrawal + 10th The MMA Hour Awards

Ariel Helwani kicks off the first episode of the year with his opinions on Stephan Bonnar’s death, Damar Hamlin’s scary injury, Dillon Danis pulling out of the KSI fight, and Dana White slapping his wife at a New Year’s Eve party. Around (1:17:12) Ariel, along with GC and Eric, then unveil their winners for the following awards. Below is the list of categories: 1. Knockout of the year 2. Submission of the year 3. Breakout fighter of the year 4. Most improved fighter of the year 5. Coach of the year 6. Event of the year 7. Crowd of the year 8. Walkout of the year 9. Promo of the year 10. Poster of the year 11. Photo of the year 12. Social media user of the year 13. Bad beat of the year 14. Betting underdog of the year 15. Lock of the year 16. Most profitable fighter of the year 17. Comeback fight of the year 18. Comeback fighter of the year 19. Upset of the year 20. Rivalry of the year 21. Story of the year 22. Feel good moment of the year 23. Round of the year 24. Fight of the year 25. Female fighter of the year 26. Male fighter of the year  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
1/4/20234 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paulo Costa, Dillon Danis in studio, Jared Cannonier, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Mike Goldberg, and more

In the latest On The Nose around (11:17), Ariel Helwani names sleeper fighters to watch, Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker, judge Douglas Crosby’s recent scorecards, Mysterious Frank’s possible reveal, dream fights for next year, Lionel Messi vs. Diego Maradona, some rapid-fire questions, and more. Santiago Ponzinibbio around (53:22) discusses Argentina’s triumph in the World Cup and his emotions during the roller-coaster final, how he reacted after the victory, Messi vs. Maradona, if has ever met Messi, his recent UFC comeback, who he wants next, MMA judging, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:12:31) discusses what happened with his UFC 284 fight against Robert Whittaker, if he ever accepted this fight, what he wants from the UFC, the message he sent to Whittaker, if he will ever fight for UFC again, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, and more. Jared Cannonier around (1:37:36) discusses his win in the main event of UFC Vegas 66, how the judges scored the fight, what he learned from the Israel Adesanya fight, the criticism after it, his emotions after falling short, the Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira fight, his gorilla hat, how he got his nickname, and more. Mike Goldberg around (1:59:09) discusses the 25th anniversary of his first UFC event, how he got the call, the fight he remembers the most, what he said to Dana White during a recent run-in, what he’s up to now, the move to Bellator, remembering Anthony Johnson, and more. Dillon Danis around (2:29:06) discusses his feud with Ariel Helwani, his upcoming boxing fight with KSI, why he has been out so long, the Anthony Taylor skirmish in the parking lot, a potential Logan Paul fight, a recent video of him hitting the pads, what happened with Nate Diaz at MSG, and more. GC around (4:25:27) recaps future bets from the past year and the dreaded T-shirt curse. 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
12/22/20224 hours, 47 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jiří Procházka, Gordon Ryan, Drew Dober, Alex Caceres, and more

Ariel Helwani, NYRic, and GC around (9:11) discuss the World Cup final and where it ranks in sports’ greatest games. They then pivot to discuss KSW and UFC Vegas 66 events. GC also around (31:35) looks back at his best bets for UFC Vegas 66 and the latest parlay win. Drew Dober around (38:28) discusses bouncing back in 2022, his win over Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 66 on Saturday, what Green said to him in the cage, what he learned from the Brad Riddell fight, facing Jalin Turner next, Paddy Pimblett’s skills, and more. Jiří Procházka around (59:20) explains why he had to withdraw from UFC 282, if he still tried to make the fight, why he vacated the title, who he thought UFC 282 main event, the new title shot at UFC 283, when he could return, and more. Gordon Ryan around (1:28:00) discusses his look, his experience at UFC Fight Pass Invitational, if the UFC’s support will make jiu-jitsu more mainstream, if jiu-jitsu will ever make the Olympics, his thoughts on Vinny Magalhaes dropping out, his recent stomach issues, why he took a “leave of absence,” what happened with ONE Championship, if he will ever do MMA, grappling with Thor Bjornsson and Martins Licis, his thoughts on Dillon Danis, and more. Alex Caceres around (2:04:38) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 66, goals in life, dealing with fear, difference between him now and when he was in TUF house, how he feels about a variety of topics, 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
12/19/20222 hours, 51 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jared Gordon, Anthony Smith, Raufeon Stots, Billy Quarantillo, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (7:04), Ariel Helwani talks about the UFC’s development of stars, Eagle FC, Brendan Schaub’s recent comments, the origin of NYRic, the UFC’s return to the O2 Arena, how to honor legends, favorite Adam Sandler movies, Douglas Crosby, and more. Raufeon Stots around (1:39:07) discusses his big win over Danny Sabatello at Bellator 289, if Sabatello was tougher than he thought, what rounds he won, his reaction to the judges’ scores, his conversation with Sabatello after the fight, facing Patchy Mix next, and more. Anthony Smith around (2:02:11) discusses when he found out he lost the Jamahal Hill fight, his reaction, what he thinks of the UFC 283 LHW title fight, who won the UFC 282 main event, being possibly the backup for UFC 283 title fight, training with Jamahal Hill, how he scored the UFC 282 co-main event, the state of MMA judging, his Conor McGregor comments, and more. Jared Gordon around (2:32:13) discusses how he feels about the decision loss to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282, the injuries he suffered, the aftermath, how he scored the fight, what he wants next, and more. Billy Quarantillo around (3:01:18) discusses his win at UFC 282, his Bills fandom, math questions during his fight, what question fired him up for the fight, why he pulled out of his July fight, what’s next, donating his fight kit for charity, and more. GC around (3:46:00) makes his picks for UFC Vegas 66, and the parlay pals make their selection for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/20224 hours, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ariel responds to Paddy Pimblett (again), Ilia Topuria, Jamahal Hill, Raul Rosas Jr., Chris Curtis, Dricus Du Plessis, and more

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
12/12/20224 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ariel responds to Paddy Pimblett, Dana White. Plus: Cris Cyborg, Raufeon Stots, Danny Sabatello, Teofimo Lopez in studio, and more

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
12/7/20224 hours, 25 minutes, 49 seconds
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UFC betting scandal explained, Zhang Weili, Stephen Thompson, Rafael dos Anjos, Matheus Nicolau, and more

The team around (12:59) gives a timeline of all the events leading up to the betting scandal involving James Krause, including his past appearance on The MMA Hour, and talks about the potential ramifications to the UFC and the sport. Stephen Thompson around (1:01:43) discusses his win over Kevin Holland at UFC Orlando, the multiple injuries suffered in the fight, the conversations he had with Holland, how much pressure he felt heading into the fight, facing wrestlers, Holland’s corner throwing in the towel, what happened with Jack Black, what’s next, and more. Zhang Weili around (1:25:38) discusses training with Nonito Donaire, her haircut, her reception at UFC 281, facing Carla Esparza, the first time she won the belt vs. the second, picking up Francis Ngannou, if she plans on moving up to face Valentina Shevchenko, what’s next, and more. Rafael dos Anjos around (1:59:27) discusses his win at UFC Orlando, why he went back to 170 pounds, how much longer he wants to compete, if he’s confident he will get Conor McGregor next, McGregor’s USADA issues, and more. Matheus Nicolau around (2:29:21) discusses his win at UFC Orlando, if he wants to stay with the UFC, his style of fighting, not being in UFC 4, the present he got from Matt Schnell after fight, being inspired by Rafael dos Anjos, his father’s death when he was a teenager, what’s next, and more. GC around (3:10:24) looks back at his bets from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/5/20223 hours, 49 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chael Sonnen, Kayla Harrison, Glover Teixeira, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (9:11), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC commentators, if he was a manager for Kayla Harrison, open scoring and PFL, Canada’s World Cup showing, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes 3, multiple fighters hanging out with Ramzan Kadyrov, his message to Artem Lobov and Conor McGregor, and more. Kayla Harrison around (46:28) discusses her first MMA loss at the PFL world championships, the last time she lost in anything, if she agreed with the judges, what she wants next, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (1:16:34) discusses his PFL lightweight title, his tough road to the title, his financial struggles during the pandemic, his treatment in the PFL, how he celebrated the win, GSP’s advice during the fight, the finish, and more. The parlay pals around (1:39:42) make their selection for this weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Orlando. Glover Teixeira around (1:59:57) discusses what happened recently with UFC 282, why he could have faced Jan Blachowicz instead of Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282, if the UFC has reached out since the change, his chat with Jiri Prochazka, the death of Anthony Johnson, who will win the UFC 282 main event, Alex Pereira’s title win, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:28:48) discusses the UFC 282 main event change, Alex Pereira’s future, World Cup issues, Conor McGregor situation with USADA, Nate Diaz’s future, his issues with John Cena, Twitter, Tito Ortiz fight, 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
11/30/20224 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tyson Fury, Jan Blachowicz, plus Alex Pereira, Larissa Pacheco and Brendan Loughnane all in studio.

The Parlay Pals around (8:29) discuss Kayla Harrison's performance, whether to ban Frank from the Parlay Pals, suggestions for the next season of PFL, the shakeup with UFC 282 and Ariel's reaction to the UFC's matchmaking choices, and more. GC around (56:44) looks back at his picks for the PFL Championships and the biggest winners for last weekend. Tyson Fury around (1:07:55) discusses his upcoming trilogy fight with Derek Chisora, why he decided to return to boxing, why the fights with Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk didn’t happen, his dad vs. Jake Paul, and more. Alex Pereira around (1:34:38) discusses how life has changed since he’s champion, if he thought he would be champ this quickly, if he was injured before UFC 281, his past fight history with Israel Adesanya, his UFC 281 title fight and the corner advice, what makes him upset, if he wants to fight Khamzat Chimaev, if Adesanya really wants a rematch next, his classic social media clips, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (2:26:27) discusses how he ended up in the UFC 282 main event and a light heavyweight title shot, how he found out, the Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira fight, his rock climbing, how the UFC 282 main event will end, and more. Larissa Pacheco around (2:47:00) discusses her upset win over Kayla Harrison, the best part of the victory, why she was so confident heading into the title fight, the title fight, if she felt disrespected, why she was out for three years, fighting Cris Cyborg, Kayla Harrison manager Ali Abdelaziz’s actions during the fight, Pacheco’s tattoos, Aspen Ladd’s PFL debut, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (3:25:52) discusses his big win over Bubba Jenkins at PFL Championships, his celebrations afterwards, his phone call with Jenkins the day after, Ariel’s feud with Darren Till, his cross-country trip, Conor McGregor’s tweet, who he wants next, 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
11/28/20224 hours, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kayla Harrison, Brendan Loughnane and Marlon Moraes all in studio, and more

The parlay pals around (6:57) make their pick for this weekend’s PFL event, and GC makes his best bets for the PFL Championships. In the latest On the Nose around (21:46), Ariel Helwani discusses Canada and the World Cup, Kayla Harrison’s future, Fedor’s retirement fight on CBS, Paulo Costa’s contract issues, ONE’s issues, Khabib’s GOAT status, favorite Franks in history, and more. Marlon Moraes around (1:06:26) discusses his upcoming PFL debut Friday, why he decided to retire in and return, what happened during his recent skid, how he ended up in the PFL, how he linked up with Mark Henry, Frankie Edgar’s final UFC fight, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (1:37:50) discusses his upcoming PFL championship fight, his cross-country trip after the event, the pressure he faced in his last event, working as a security officer at a strip club, what has changed for him, and more. Kayla Harrison around (2:03:15) talks about her upcoming title fight against Larissa Pacheco in PFL main event Friday, the pressure, her difficult year, how many fights left on her deal, if Cyborg is on the horizon, what she wants to accomplish yet, 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
11/23/20222 hours, 52 minutes, 5 seconds
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Michael Chandler, Terence Crawford, Ryan Spann, Vanessa Demopoulos, and more

The parlay pals around (7:19) discuss the end of their lengthy skid and the latest drama involving Dillon Danis. Terence Crawford around (39:34) gives his side of the situation with the failed Errol Spence negotiations, who he blames for the fight not coming together, being an independent boxer and how that influences negotiations, his upcoming fight with David Avanesyan, the potential pitfalls of the matchup, and more. Vanessa Demopoulos around (1:02:13) talks about her big win at UFC Vegas 65, lessons learned from her short-notice loss against JJ Aldrich, her "aggressive" childhood and fighting growing up, being raised by her grandparents, retiring from exotic dancing one year ago, her work as a self-taught aerialist, falling 2 stories from a pole while dancing, how she got into the business and advice from her father, her book on exotic dancing, "Stripper Bible," how a strip club manager got her into MMA, and her goals for her career, and the similarities between being a stripper and MMA fighter. GC around (1:29:31) looks into this past weekend’s bets for UFC Vegas 65 and some of the biggest winners as well. Ryan Spann around (1:40:43) discusses his big win at UFC 281, why he missed weight, missed opportunities, Anthony Smith’s comments, when he would like to return, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:03:03) discusses his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 281, his style of fighting, the animosity with Poirier, any regrets, fighting with a broken nose, his controversial actions during the fight, a possible clashes with Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal, Anthony Johnson’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
11/21/20222 hours, 50 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Yair Rodriguez, Renato Moicano, Jason House in studio and more

In the latest On the Nose around (7:16), Ariel Helwani discusses if Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler 3 could happen, what’s next for Dustin Poirier, World Cup picks, Alex Pereira’s rise to champion, Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor, ranking NYC UFC events, the interim FW title shot, and more. Manager Jason House around (54:53) discusses how he handles a massive roster, how he got his start, his relationship with the UFC, Brandon Moreno winning the UFC title, what’s next for Chito Vera, fighter pay, and more. Renato Moicano around (1:24:36) discusses what took so long to break out of his shell, his UFC 281 performance, where he learned English, the lack of respect he was getting in the rankings, fighter pay, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:48:02) discusses his win over Michael Chandler at UFC 281, a headbutt in the first round, if there was any ring rust, meeting Mike Tyson, the Marvin Hagler hat, if he thought Michael Chandler blew his nose on him on purpose, the fish hook, why he bit Chandler, the third round slam, what he said to Chandler after the fight, what’s next, and more. The parlay pals around (2:28:11) pick their latest parlay and GC makes his latest picks for Bellator 288, UFC Vegas 65, and World Cup 2022. Yair Rodriguez around (3:00:54) discusses his UFC interim featherweight title fight against Josh Emmett at UFC 284, what he thinks of Emmett as a fighter, riding horses, 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
11/16/20223 hours, 52 minutes, 34 seconds
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Israel Adesanya in studio, Chris Gutierrez in studio, Erin Blanchfield, Matt Frevola, David Taylor in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:28) looks back at the career and legacy of former UFC title challenger Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. The parlay pals around (19:55) discuss all the major storylines coming from UFC 281, including Alex Pereira's shocking win over Israel Adesanya, whether Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez or Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield was a poorer matchup, the Parlay Pals' bad beat and more. Chris Gutierrez around (1:01:19) reflects on his "surreal" victory over Frankie Edgar, his history with Edgar, his reaction to seeing Edgar hit the canvas, his coach Mark Montoya's health problems, nasty messages he received from fans before the fight, how he got into martial arts and MMA, his street-fighting days, a custody battle over his son and how MMA was used against him in court, legal accusations against him, next potential opponent, and more. David Taylor, around (1:31:58) an Olympic gold medalist and world champion in freestyle wrestling, discusses possibly making a move to mixed martial arts, Bo Nickal’s path, 2024 Olympics, WWE, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (2:03:56) discusses her performance against Molly McCann at UFC 281, getting booed for the first time, the finish, her celebration, who she wants next, and more. Matt Frevola around (2:16:42) discusses his performance at UFC 281, his unique UFC fight announcement, his nickname and his family’s nicknames, his walkout song, wanting Paddy Pimblett next, deepwater training, and more. The parlay pals around (2:36:42) discuss the UFC interim featherweight title shot and odds for next week’s combat events. Israel Adesanya around (3:07:15) discusses how he’s dealing with his loss at UFC 281, his performance, his fight week, fight night, Brad Riddell’s decision to step away, his walkout song, the finish, sparring with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, when he wants to return, why he wants Alex Pereira next, the reaction from fans, 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
11/14/20224 hours, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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DC & Helwani reunion special (in studio!), UFC 281 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (8:38), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Israel Adesanya if he wins at UFC 281, if a title shot is on the line for Chandler for Poirier, the UFC 283 main event, Alexander Volkanovski’s next fight, the UFC 281 fight card order, WWE Crowne Jewel event, and more. Daniel Cormier around (57:16) goes down memory lane with Ariel and also discusses Cain Velasquez’s release, Jake Paul and Logan Paul, his top 5 fighters list, when he should have retired, if Jon Jones will ever compete at heavyweight, the UFC 281 main event, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:36:58) resumes answering questions about the Paul vs. Silva pay-per-view, if your kid wants to be a MMA fighter, is there an NBA coach like Eugene Bareman, top MMA teams over the years, Mayweather vs. Deji, potential MMA trades, and more. The parlay pals around (2:39:29) make their pick for UFC 281, and GC around (3:04:33) selects his top bets for Saturday’s event. 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
11/9/20223 hours, 40 minutes, 17 seconds
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City Kickboxing in studio with Israel Adesanya, Eugene Bareman, Dan Hooker, Brad Riddell and Carlos Ulberg

Ariel Helwani and the crew around (05:15) talk about their latest parlay, UFC Vegas 64, GC’s latest picks, the questionable line movement at the event, and more. Eugene Bareman around (23:10) talks about a "fractured" phase of City Kickboxing's training and how everyone needed "a kick in the behind" to prepare for UFC 281, why Israel Adesanya was the last to come around, his reaction to criticism of Adesanya's performance against Jared Cannonier, what he expects from Alex Pereira at UFC 281, how he has "flashbacks" to Adesanya's knockout loss to Pereira and told a "boldface lie" to keep him to keep him from coming back too soon. Carlos Ulberg around (55:01) talks about his UFC 281 fight with Nicolae Negumereanu, how he didn't like making his octagon debut at the UFC APEX, how he responded to City Kickboxing coach Eugene Bareman's "intense" demand to bond for UFC 281, the team's dreaded "spider" drill, why he changed his nickname, how he used to host "ladies night" at clubs, growing up as a street fighter, and what he learned from his first UFC loss. Brad Riddell around (1:22:52) discusses a trip to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, his two-fight skid in the UFC, the lessons he has learned in MMA, his coach’s inspirational talk, if he wants to become a coach down the road, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev, and more. Dan Hooker around (1:56:38) discusses if the pandemic stunted his career growth, his last performance against Arnold Allen, why he cut ties to featherweight division, Coach Bareman’s tough talk, Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, and more. Israel Adesanya around (2:31:12) discusses his performance against Jared Cannonier, his lunch with GSP, why this UFC 281 main event is “personal,” why he didn’t finish Alex Pereira in their second kickboxing fight, why he really left kickboxing, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, how he ended up as the Undertaker at the UFC 276 walkout, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev, Francis Ngannou’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
11/7/20223 hours, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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TJ Dillashaw, Arnold Allen, Jared Gordon, BJ Flores, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (9:20), Ariel Helwani discusses Josh Thomson’s recent comments about the MMA media, best MMA moments as of late, current MMA fighters vs. Jake Paul, his suits, union talk, Jon Jones’ return and Stipe Miocic’s future, which wrestler would be helped by manager Heelwani, Kyrie Irving, Tyson Fury’s recent interview, Elon Musk and Twitter, and more. Arnold Allen around (1:18:00) discusses his performance against Calvin Kattar, training for an upcoming marathon, getting booed at the UFC Apex, what will be next, his Vince Carter jersey, and more. T.J. Dillashaw around (1:44:38) discusses his performance against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280, his shoulder injury, when he first injured it during a TUF coach challenge, why he took the fight injured, the fallout after the fight, the quality of Sterling as champion, if he will return, Cody Garbrandt’s recent comments, and more. Coach BJ Flores around (2:15:23) discusses Jake Paul’s performance against Anderson Silva, Paul’s gas tank and defense, if a boxer should be next for Paul, why he doesn’t prefer Paul to face Tommy Fury next, and more. Jared Gordon around (2:48:36) discusses his upcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett, if this is the biggest fight of his career, what he thinks of Pimblett as a fighter, why he skips watching UFC events, his sobriety, and more. The parlay pals around (3:19:23) make their pick for this weekend. Also, GC around (3:36:00) makes his picks for UFC Vegas 64. 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
11/2/20224 hours, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jake Paul, Sean O’Malley, Katie Taylor, Sean Brady, Tommy Fury, Sayif Saud, and more

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
10/31/20223 hours, 41 minutes, 21 seconds
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Calvin Kattar, Arnold Allen, Katie Taylor, Fabian Edwards, and more

Ariel weighs in on the rankings in light of Islam Makhachev and Aljamain Sterling's wins at UFC 280, the presence of Roman Kadyrov's son at the event and fighters' relationship to the Chechen dictator, Conor McGregor's recently revealed USADA status, whether the UFC engages in "sportswashing," his interview with AEW founder Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone's reaction to it, his relationship with Jake Paul after Paul's rip of Luke Rockhold, the team's favorite horror movies, and more. Katie around (1:15:15) discusses why she disappeared from the public eye after her fight with Amanda Serrano, reflecting on the experience of fighting in Madison Square Garden, thoughts on the scorecards, why an immediate rematch with Serrano didn't happen, why her fight with Karen Carabajal isn't taking place at Croke Park, whether she might rematch Serrano next and Dublin's Croke Park could host, her reaction to Claressa Shields' win over Savannah Marshall, the possibility of fighting Holly Holm or Cris Cyborg, and more. Arnold around (1:48:01) discusses his UFC Vegas 63 headliner against Calvin Kattar, the fight taking place at UFC APEX and what's at stake in the matchup, the possibility of fighting on a stadium show headlined by teammate Leon Edwards' rematch with Kamaru Usman, whether Leon set an example for humble fighters, explaining his funnier tweets as of late, and more. Fabian around (2:12:31) talks about fighting Charlie Ward, his desire to face Gegard Mousasi and instead being told he's two fights from a title shot, his reaction to brother Leon's knockout of Kamaru Usman, the "knock-on" effects of Leon's win on their training, whether he was ever close to signing with the UFC, how he got into MMA independent of Leon, the crazy experience of his first amateur fight, his past as a janitor and a carpenter, his thoughts on champ Johnny Eblen, desire to fight Gegard Mousasi next, fighting out his contract to test the MMA marketplace, and more. Kattar around (2:32:29( reacts to his loss to Josh Emmett at UFC Austin, his issues with the scoring of the fight, the financial blow of losing, the status of appealing the result, his position on open scoring, his thoughts on Arnold Allen as an opponent, his experience as a local MMA promoter with last-second changes, his thoughts on Alexander Volkanovski facing Islam Makhachev, possibly getting into the title picture if contenders like Emmett and Yair Rodriguez are unable to capitalize, and more. The parlay pals around (2:56:13) are back to discuss all the best bets for this weekend including Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, UFC Vegas 63 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
10/25/20223 hours, 26 minutes, 18 seconds
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UFC 280 reaction, Aljamain Sterling, Marlon Vera, Muhammad Mokaev, Manon Fiorot, and more

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
10/24/20223 hours, 43 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dominick Cruz, Ben Askren, Alistair Overeem, Alexa Grasso. UFC 280 preview, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:00), Ariel Helwani gives Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev post-fight promos if they win at UFC 280, UFC fighters and gambling, Power Slap League, AEW angles, Chito Vera’s next fight, if PFL is gaining ground on UFC, his wings error, and more. Alexa Grasso around (1:15:15) discusses her UFC Vegas 62 main event, the pressure of being labeled “Mexican Ronda” Rousey, what grade she would give her performance, what she was like during high school, and more. Alistair Overeem around (1:38:47) talks about his performance at Glory Collision 4, his 72-hour fast, how he felt about open scoring, how he really feels about Rico Verhoeven, what’s next, how he feels about Glory, if he has ruled out MMA return, if he will ever do pro wrestling, and more. Ben Askren around (1:59:24) discusses his new book, Bo Nickal’s path in UFC, Nickal vs. Khamzat Chimaev, Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 2, what he remembers from the Jorge Masvidal fight, how he’s remembered for his losses, the trade to the UFC, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, and more. Dominick Cruz around (2:41:50) discusses his loss to Chito Vera at UFC San Diego, what went wrong, if he needs to change up his style, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw, who is bantamweight GOAT, his future plans, the top fights at UFC 280, and more. The parlay pals around (3:29:18) make their latest parlay and GC makes his bets for UFC 280 on Saturday. 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
10/19/20224 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jiri Prochazka, Petr Yan, Javier Mendez, John Hathaway, and more

Ariel Helwani around (5:50) discusses a busy weekend in combat sports, his issues with the UFC Apex events, and UFC 280. He also names the best division in the UFC. John Hathaway around (30:57) discusses his comeback win this past weekend in Germany, the experience of fighting for the first time in 10 years, whether he'll fight with his current promotion, Oktagon, or move back to the UFC, when he wants to fight next, being back in the MMA limelight, being an inspiration for others who've dealt with Crohn's disease, and more. Javier Mendez around (59:24) discusses the first time he met Islam Makhachev, Makhachev's path compared to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam rejecting his nickname offer, how Khabib is different than father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov than he is as a coach, what makes Khabib a great coach, how a misunderstanding made Khabib go "crazy" in the gym, whether Khabib ever gets the urge to come back, his breakdown of Islam's UFC 280 title fight against Charles Oliveira, and more. The parlay pals around (1:31:02) reunite to discuss last weekend’s parlay and look back at GC’s bets for UFC Vegas 62. Petr Yan around (1:58:41) discusses his reaction facing Sean O’Malley at UFC 280, if O’Malley is on his level, why he didn’t face Chito Vera, why he came up short in his last fight against Aljamain Sterling, his recent meeting with Sterling, if he should get a title shot with a win Saturday, how the O’Malley fight will end, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (2:25:26) discusses his title rematch with Glover Teixeira, why the fight is in Vegas, his hair, why the belt is near him for meditation, his recent trip to Egypt, the things he has changed since he has become champ, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:50:23) gives an update on Jon Jones and UFC 282. 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
10/17/20223 hours, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Kevin Holland, Shawn Michaels, Chatri Sityodtong in studio, Aspen Ladd, Lance Palmer, Brandon Royval, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (8:13), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC’s crowded featherweight division, Ariel’s big weekend, Extreme Rules, the Tony Khan interview, Jon Jones’ return, and more. Brandon Royval around (55:20) discusses his upcoming clash at UFC Vegas 62, how he got his nickname, how he feels about returning to the UFC Apex, the stakes for this weekend, sleeping in his car, and more. Aspen Ladd around (1:17:19) discusses her upcoming fight against Julia Budd in her PFL debut, her UFC departure, Dana White’s comments, how she ended up in the PFL, and more. Shawn Michaels around (1:35:36) discusses his moment in the ring with Triple H recently, life without Vince McMahon at the WWE, how NXT has changed, his recent conversations with Bret Hart, Jessica-Rose Clark walking out to one of his songs, and more. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong around (2:05:21) discusses the trade of DJ/Ben Askren, how they landed Roberto Soldic, the departure of Eddie Alvarez, their interest in Nate Diaz, how his mom inspired him, the turning point for ONE, future events in the U.S., and more. Kevin Holland around (2:46:55) discusses if his retirement was real, what brought him back, facing Stephen Thompson next, if he regrets facing Khamzat Chimaev, his new necklace, if he would ever train with Chimaev, why he started a podcast, and more. Lance Palmer around (3:18:50) discusses his relationship with the PFL, when his issues all started, his free agency, his dream opponent, his advice to younger fighters, and more. The parlay pals around (3:42:27) make their pick for this upcoming weekend. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:56:55) discusses how he became the backup fighter for the UFC 280 main event, his hand injury, if a lightweight title shot would be next, which fighter would be a better matchup for him, his recent interaction with Hasbulla, and more. GC makes his picks around (4:41:47) for the upcoming busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/20225 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bo Nickal, Alistair Overeem & Badr Hari face-to-face, A.J. McKee, Ben Rothwell, Yan Xiaonan, and more

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
10/3/20223 hours, 25 minutes, 18 seconds
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Eddie Alvarez, Scott Coker, John Hathaway, Chris Avila, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (10:33), Ariel Helwani discusses the mystery around UFC Vegas 61 , Bo Nickal’s ceiling, how to fix Bellator, the future of Combate, ONE Championship, PFL’s first PPV, the unofficial UFC grand prixs at lightweight and bantamweight and which one is more intriguing, the ongoing saga of booking Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua, Aspen Ladd's next potential move, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:01:01) discusses what happened with ONE Championship, how many fights he has left in his career, how he will make up his mind for his next stop, the power of free agency, advice for younger fighters, Nate Diaz, Joe Pyfer, and more. John Hathaway around (1:33:57) discusses his long break from MMA, the three surgeries he had to endure, how hard it was to watch MMA early, why he’s coming back now, USADA testing, how he ended up at Oktagon MMA, his last UFC loss, how his diet has changed, Scott Cokeraround (2:05:05) discusses Bellator Dublin, his current roster, lightweight tournament, allowing fighters to compete in other sports, Cris Cyborg’s future, A.J. McKee, how long Coker will run Bellator, the greatest fights he’s ever seen in person, Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight, and more. Chris Avila around (2:39:25) discusses facing Dr. Mike on the Paul vs. Silva undercard, his boxing future, if he was close to facing Chad Ochocinco, how MVP treats him, Nate Diaz’s possible final fight in the UFC, how Diaz helps him during boxing fights, and more. The parlay pals around (3:00:28) discuss a recent AEW trip, their recent parlay and the bets last weekend. The crew also picks its latest parlay, and GC also makes picks for UFC Vegas 61 and Bellator 286 on Saturday. 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
9/28/20224 hours, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero, Andre Fili, Damon Jackson, Campbell McLaren, and more

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
9/21/20224 hours, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Paulo Costa in studio, MJF in studio, Action Bronson in studio, Cory Sandhagen, Joe Pyfer, and more

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
9/19/20224 hours, 33 minutes, 53 seconds
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Michael Chandler, Cory Sandhagen, Eddie Hearn, Daniel Rodriguez, Gennady Golovkin, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (7:12), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz’s departure with the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev’s heel turn, what’s next for Tony Ferguson, Chael Sonnen hosting Showtime pressers for Paul vs. Silva, Nick Diaz’s future, and more. Michael Chandler discusses around (1:02:28) why it took so long to get the Dustin Poirier fight done at UFC 281, what happened with his incident with Poirier in July, facing Conor McGregor, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, Nate Diaz’s final fight, and more. Cory Sandhagen discusses around (1:33:25) his UFC Vegas 60 main event fight against Song Yarding, his long layoff, the change in his personality, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw, Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan, why he skipped watching UFC 279 main event, and more. Daniel Rodriguez discusses around (2:08:40) his close fight against Li Jingliang at UFC 279, his wild fight week, his new deal, his new tattoo, who he wants to fight next, his favorite West Coast rapper, his top sports teams, his tough background, getting into fights in jail, and more. The MMA Hour crew around (2:34:48) reveals its latest parlay for this upcoming busy combat sports weekend. Also, GC makes his latest picks for UFC Vegas 60. Matchroom exec Eddie Hearn around (2:59:31) talks about expectations for the trilogy between Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, the status of the long-awaited Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight, why it took so long for the heavyweight title fight to happen, his relationship with Frank Warren, Fury's "take it or leave it" deal, what happened after Joshua's "post-fight antics" in the ring after the Oleksandr Usyk fight, whether the Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. fight is really in jeopardy, his thoughts on Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva, Katie Taylor's next move, the potential of Taylor fighting Cris Cyborg, and more. Gennadiy Golovkin around (3:32:07) discusses his upcoming trilogy match with Canelo Alvarez this Saturday night. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/20224 hours, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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UFC 279 reaction, Paulo Costa, Li Jingliang, Chris Barnett, Chimaev’s coach Andreas Michael, Aaron Jeffery, Paul vs. Silva presser watch-along, and more

Ariel Helwani opens The MMA Hour by paying tribute to Elias Theodorou, who died recently at age 34. Ariel Helwani discusses around what this victory meant for Nate Diaz, and the obstacles he faced, in possibly his final UFC fight. The MMA Hour crew wraps up UFC 279 around (37:54). We take a live look around (1:00:40) at the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference in Los Angeles on Monday. Li Jingliang discusses around (1:30:15) why he thought he was robbed at UFC 279, the challenging fight week, his infamous suit, if he thought about not fighting at UFC 279, and more. Allstars Training Center coach Andreas Michael around (2:06:32) talks about the weight issues Khamzat Chimaev faced before his fight with Nate Diaz was called off at UFC 279, Chimaev's offer to give his whole purse to Diaz to save the fight, whether Chimaev should fight at middleweight, the bad blood between Chimaev and Paulo Costa, his new status as a "heel" to UFC fans, potential fights with Colby Covington and Israel Adesanya, and more. Paulo Costa. around (2:45:10), gives his side of his altercation with Khamzat Chimaev at the UFC Performance Institute, his thoughts on Chimaev's weight miss, the possibility of a fight between them, the 'crazy night' of UFC 279, how a fight between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul would play out, his vow to rematch Israel Adesanya after beating one more opponent, explaining more of his best memes, and more. Chris Barnett discusses around (3:21:42) his injuries at UFC 279, his trip after the hospital visit, how he missed weight, his performance, his face during the fight, his flip, and more. Aaron Jeffery discusses around (3:53:10) the recent death of former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou, Theodorou’s legacy, when Jeffery met him, and more. GC and Helwani around (4:08:11) discuss his past bets for UFC 279 this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/20224 hours, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ciryl Gane, Robert Whittaker, Paul Felder, Fernand Lopez, Lauren Murphy, and more

Ariel Helwani wraps up UFC Paris, his recent trip to a Nottingham Forest game and Cardiff, and much more. GC looks back around (8:46) at his big betting weekend with UFC Paris, and the parlay pals make their pick for UFC 279. Fernand Lopez discusses around (1:05:01) the crowd at UFC Paris, Ciryl Gane’s performance, how Gane bounced back from Francis Ngannou loss, who should Gane fight next, the toughest heavyweights in the division, and more. Ciryl Gane discusses around (1:29:46) his recent hand injury suffered at UFC Paris, the crowd reaction, getting rocked by Tai Tuivasa, how long he might be out, and more. Robert Whittaker discusses around (1:59:31) his big win at UFC Paris, the atmosphere, why he was upset at Marvin Vettori’s actions at weigh-ins, why he believes he is the “most dangerous man in the division,” Israel Adesanya’s style and next title defense, what he wants next, and more. Lauren Murphy discusses around (2:30:44) why she went pubic about her issues before the Valentina Shevchenko fight, if it would have made a difference in the fight, Shevchenko’s recent title defense, her win over Miesha Tate, who she wants next, and more. Paul Felder discusses around (3:02:09) the UFC 279 main event, if Nate Diaz has a chance, his post-fight questions at UFC events, if Felder would ever fight again, and more. GC makes his picks for UFC 279 around (3:33:43). In the latest On the Nose around (3:46:50), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz’s future if he wins at UFC 279, if he will fight again in the UFC, CM Punk’s recent comments, how MMA media has evolved, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/8/20224 hours, 58 minutes, 28 seconds
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Demetrious Johnson, Tai Tuivasa, Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stots in studio, A.J. McKee in studio, and Li Jingliang

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
8/29/20224 hours, 59 seconds
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Luke Rockhold, Chael Sonnen, Mike Perry, Dan Hooker, Brendan Loughnane, Leon Edwards coach Dave Lovell, and more

Brendan Loughnane around (7:43:) discusses his big win at the PFL playoffs, the pressure he faced going into the fight, why he got a mind coach, how tough fighting in PFL is, facing Bubba Jenkins, his reaction to Leon Edwards’ win, and more. Mike Perry around (30:32) discusses his big win over MVP at BKFC 27, if he was injured at all, how he has to train differently for BKFC, why he wants to box Jake Paul, if he’s done with MMA, and more. Dave Lovell, a coach of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, around (1:06:19) discusses the first time he met Edwards, his passionate advice during the fight at UFC 278, the decisive finish, where he wants the first title defense, and more. Luke Rockhold around (1:34:34) discusses his performance at UFC 278, the altitude and his broken nose during the fight, his issues with Dana White from the start, his leg surgery that set him back, what Daniel Cormier said to him after the fight, why he rubbed blood all over Paulo Costa, Jake Paul’s comments, the favorite moments of his career, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:10:07) look back to see how the future bets have played out so far this year, and reveal Conner’s dreaded T-shirt curse. Dan Hooker around (2:29:36) discusses his return to lightweight, his previous cut to featherweight, his recent skid in the UFC, the criticism Israel Adesanya got after his last fight, and more. Chael Sonnen around (3:00:49) discusses the UFC 278 main event, who Leon Edwards should fight next, Colby Covington’s future, the UFC welterweight division, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, the UFC bantamweight division, Jake Paul’s next opponent, who will Jon Jones face in his return, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:42:14), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Leon Edwards, his favorite post-fight interviews, what the loss cost Kamaru Usman, Anthony Joshua’s performance during and after fight, the “retirements” of Tyson Fury and Henry Cejudo, a Mount Rushmore of favorite athletes, and more.If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20224 hours, 48 minutes
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Leon Edwards, Paulo Costa, Merab Dvalishvili, Tim Simpson, UFC 278 reaction, and more

Ariel Helwani talks about Leon Edwards’ long road to the UFC title, Jake Paul’s comments about the UFC 278 co-main event, and more. Ariel Helwani, NYRic, and GC then around (38:14) discuss where Leon Edwards’ improbable win and the knockout ranks in UFC history and if Edwards should face Jorge Masvidal or Kamaru Usman next. Merab Dvalishvili discusses around (1:01:22) his performance against Jose Aldo at UFC 278, what Aldo said to him after the fight about possibly retiring, why he couldn’t take Aldo down in the fight, his traditional outfits before fights, issues with fans bringing flags to fights, who he wants next, Dana White’s comments about the fight, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:31:08) discusses his performance against Luke Rockhold at UFC 278, his issues in the Marvin Vettori fight, his current UFC contract, why he left his former manager, his issues with USADA while cutting weight, the blood Rockhold put on his face, Jake Paul’s comments, his best tweets, and more. Leon Edwards around (2:31:31) discusses winning UFC welterweight title at UFC 278, what happened after the first round, the advice from his coaches, getting emotional talking about his mother’s reaction to the win, if Nate Diaz could get a title shot, and more. Tim Simpson, the manager of Leon Edwards, around (3:05:43) discusses Edwards’ UFC 278 win, when he first met Leon, where the title defense might take place, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:28:38) look back at best bets during UFC 278 and discuss latest MMA news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/20224 hours, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Luke Rockhold, Rory MacDonald, Michael 'Venom' Page and Mike Perry face to face, Tom Aspinall, Chris Wade and Brendan Loughnane face to face, Aaron Jeffery, and more

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
8/17/20224 hours, 34 minutes, 11 seconds
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Demetrious Johnson in studio, Shane Burgos in studio, Marlon Vera, Leon Edwards, Bo Nickal, Nate Landwehr, and more

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
8/15/20224 hours, 33 minutes, 48 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, Anthony Smith, Cris Cyborg, Kayla Harrison, Sam Alvey, Juliana Miller, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:43) discusses “Judo” Gene LeBell’s death, and a classic interview with the combat sports pioneer, Bo Nickal’s DWCS debut, and more. Juliana Miller around (30:31) discusses how she ended up on The Ultimate Fighter, the lockdown before the show, what it was like during the show, her celebration after her big win, her tough childhood, she shows off her nunchucks, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:05:28) discusses his painful loss at UFC 277, when he broke his leg during the fight, how long he might be out, why he re-signed with the UFC, his thoughts on the light heavyweight division, Luke Rockhold’s changes, troubling weight cuts, and more. Aljamain Sterlng around (1:37:50) discusses how his title defense ended up at UFC 280, his issues with MMA fans and the UFC brass, facing T.J. Dillashaw, the Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan fight, his predictions for big BW clashes in next couple of weeks, his “fun” song, and more. Sam Alvey around (2:07:23) discusses his most recent loss at UFC Vegas 59, his broken jaw, his UFC departure, if he’s done with MMA, why he doesn’t like Jake Paul, sparring Logan Paul, possibly doing pro wrestling, his tough weight cut, and more. Cris Cyborg around (2:34:46) breaks news about who she will face in her boxing debut and discusses if she will return to Bellator or stick to boxing, her chances of going to PFL, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:59:37) break down their best bets for the UFC event this weekend and pick their latest parlay. In the latest On the Nose around (3:37:36), Ariel Helwani discusses who will get the next bantamweight title shot, the road to be an MMA journalist, if he would have a manager as a fighter, the Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman fight, Cesar Gracie’s recent interview with Sub Radio, how Ariel prepares for interviews, and more. Kayla Harrison around (4:33:50) makes a surprise appearance to discuss a possible clash with Cris Cyborg, potential PFL talks with Cyborg, why she wants elbows in a possible clash, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/20225 hours, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Dominick Cruz, Marlon Vera, Jamahal Hill, Terrance McKinney, Geoff Neal, and more

Ariel Helwani and The MMA Hour around (08:32) crew discuss their experience at PFL event Friday, their latest winning parlay, UFC Vegas 59, and the recent Hasim Rahman vs. Jake Paul weigh-in cancellation. Terrance McKinney around (1:01:54) discusses his latest performance at UFC Vegas 59, the chances he gets to fight Paddy Pimblett, facing possible legends next, and more. Geoff Neal around (1:20:03) discusses his big win over Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 59, what it’s like fighting in the UFC Apex, why he called out Gilbert Burns, Burns’ performance against Khamzat Chimaev, Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards, when he would like to return, how a bad tooth created a recent medical scare, and more. Jamahal Hill around (1:42:47) discusses his big UFC Vegas 59 win over Thiago Santos, if he was nervous heading into main event, where he gets his suits, what’s next, if he’ll be a champ next year, and more. Conner Burks around (2:03:58) looks back at his best bets for the PFL and UFC Vegas 59. Dominick Cruz around (2:31:01) discusses his UFC San Diego main event against Chito Vera, why Vera doesn’t seem to like him, why he represents himself in fight negotiations with the UFC, his takeaways from a recent rules seminar, wanting to debate ABC president Mike Mazzulli live on-air, his current zen-like state, Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley, and more. Marlon Vera around (3:01:29) discusses if his main event clash with Dominick Cruz is the biggest fight of his career, his issues with Petr Yan, why he has asked Cruz to fight backstage, Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley and other top bantamweight fights coming up, if he will get a title shot next with a win, his return to Ecuador, if he’s keeping his beard, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/20223 hours, 47 minutes, 15 seconds
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All in-studio edition with Anthony Pettis, Stevie Ray, Josh Silveira, PFL CEO Peter Murray, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:03) delivers some breaking news on Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, discusses Vin Scully’s recent passing, and more. PFL CEO Peter Murray around (15:39) discusses where his promotion stands in the world, the critics of their format, if they will do a pay-per-view this year, how many events they plan on holding in 2023, creating a “champions league” for MMA, holding a combine, Anthony Pettis around (45:03) discusses his PFL rematch with Stevie Ray on Friday, the UFC sending him multiple $1 million bonus checks during his title reign, his gambling success, the biggest bet he’s ever won, being the betting underdog to Ray, whether PFL is ready for PPV, Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, why fighters are addicted to the fame of fighting in the UFC, doing Sergio’s first UFC interview, this being his final season under PFL contract, and more. Josh Silveira around (1:17:00) discusses his road to the PFL tournament, his childhood memories with his father as a coach and a fighter, how he feels about Amanda Nunes leaving ATT, what it was like to train with Colby Covington, life in the PFL, and more. Stevie Ray around (1:46:38) discusses how he ended up with the PFL, what happened with his UFC deal, his “modified Twister” submission against Anthony Pettis, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (2:19:37) reveal their latest MMA parlay and GC makes his best bets for this weekend’s PFL and UFC events. In On the Nose, Ariel Helwani around (2:46:41) discusses the infamous Dana White interview on the Strikeforce sale, what would happen if Dana White would retire from the UFC, his Barry Bonds memories, his favorite drink, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/20224 hours, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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UFC 277 reaction, Brandon Moreno, Deiveson Figueiredo, Roberto Soldić, James Krause, and more

Ariel Helwani and crew around (8:43) react to a memorable UFC 277, discuss the cancellation of Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr., and more after a busy combat sports weekend. Brandon Moreno around (1:01:15) discuss his injuries from UFC 277, the mind games before the event, his performance, his work with James Krause, the knockout, and more. Roberto Soldic around (1:29:14) discusses why he left KSW for ONE Championship as a free agent, if he thought about joining the UFC, when he wants to make his ONE debut, if he would box Jake Paul, and more. Deiveson Figueiredo around (2:01:58) discusses Brandon Moreno’s performance at UFC 277, his post-fight meeting with Moreno after main event, facing Moreno for a fourth time, his new management, if his next fight will be at 125 pounds, where he got his sweater, and more. James Krause around (2:29:17) discusses his first UFC title win with Brandon Moreno, how Moreno ended up in Kansas City, the knockout of Kai Kara-France, why Krause will never fight again in the Octagon, if a union will happen in the UFC, the favorite moment of his career, and more. Conner Burks and Ariel Helwani around (3:14:45) wrap up the best bets from UFC 277. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/1/20223 hours, 44 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sean O’Malley, T.J. Dillashaw, Big E, Megan Anderson, and more

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
7/27/20224 hours, 16 minutes, 56 seconds
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Khamzat Chimaev, Curtis Blaydes, Jack Hermansson, Dan Hardy, Muhammad Mokaev, Nathaniel Wood, and more

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
7/25/20224 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Valentina Shevchenko, Rafael Fiziev, Ricky Simón, Arnold Allen, and more

Rafael Fiziev around (7:33) discusses his win after UFC Vegas 58, the injuries he suffered, when he would like to return, who the “little coward” is, why he didn’t call out Conor McGregor, why he wants Justin Gaethje next, who wins Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev title fight, his viral callouts, and more. Ricky Simón around (31:58) discusses his performance at UFC Long Island, Jack Shore’s gameplan, his “callout” of Sean O’Malley, O’Malley’s “boring” effort against Pedro Munhoz, how his confidence has changed, losing his AirPod in a toilet, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:02:44) discusses her tough win over Talia Santos at UFC 275, how much time between weigh-ins and the start of the event, if she was close to tapping, the head butt, the injury she suffered training in Singapore before the fight, the Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy fight, the trash-talkers in the flyweight division, if she’s going to challenge for bantamweight title next, and more. Arnold Allen around (1:32:53) discusses why he’s not fighting at the O2 Arena, his hand injuries, how close he is to a title shot, Alexander Volkanovski’s last fight, his YouTube channel, who he wants next, Paddy Pimblett’s return, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:10:51) take a closer look at the best bets for UFC London and reveal the first MMA Hour Parlay of the Week. In the latest On the Nose around (2:44:55), Ariel Helwani discusses how Nate Diaz will headline a main event against Khamzat Chimaev, the UFC heavyweight title picture, the UFC London main event, the rise of Charles Oliveira, UFC 281 and UFC 282 possible headliners, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/20223 hours, 52 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski, Yair Rodriguez, Hasim Rahman Jr., Shane Burgos, Dustin Jacoby, Matt Schnell, and more

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
7/18/20224 hours, 32 minutes, 15 seconds
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Alex Pereira, Jan Blachowicz, Sean Brady, Maycee Barber, and more

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
7/13/20223 hours, 51 minutes, 4 seconds
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Special Nate Diaz edition

Nate Diaz discusses his current relationship with the UFC, what he wants to do next, his thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov, why he doesn’t want to fight Conor McGregor next, the only two UFC fighters on his level, why he feels he is the “ultimate fighter,” what he would compete in after the UFC, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/12/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jake Paul, Andrew Schulz in studio, Yair Rodriguez, Chris Curtis, Aiemann Zahabi, and more

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
7/12/20223 hours, 58 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pedro Munhoz, Ian Garry, Rafael Fiziev, Bryan Barberena, Jalin Turner, and more

Conner Burks around (6:58) wraps up his visit to the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest. Ian Garry around (16:50) picks his favorite UFC performance so far, his relationship with the UFC, why he avoided the fighter hotel, if he would beat Daniel Cormier in golf, his missed post-fight interview, an event in Ireland, getting praise from Conor McGregor, and more. Jalin Turner around (43:47) discusses if UFC 276 win was biggest victory of career, his hair in the Octagon, how big he gets out of camp, if he has plans to move up a division, how far he is from a title shot, his injury before the fight, and more. Pedro Munhoz around (1:04:06) opens up about his eye injury at UFC 276, his performance in the fight, his belief that Sean O’Malley made fun of him after fight, the criticism by other fighters, if he wants a rematch with O’Malley, and more. Bryan Barberena around (1:28:20) discusses his big win at UFC 276, his life on the farm, his new deal with the UFC, his reaction to getting the Robbie Lawler fight, his first meeting with Lawler, possible future opponents, and more. Rafael Fiziev around (1:51:31) discusses missing out on the first RDA fight, his recent remarks with Conor McGregor, his first fight, Valentina Shevchenko reffing his fight, what’s at stake for Saturday’s RDA fight, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:11:59) take a look ahead at the UFC Vegas 58 event and more. In the latest On the Hose around (2:37:17), Ariel Helwani discusses the showdown between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler in Las Vegas, the best pound-for-pound fighter, the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, the UFC lightweight division, the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury drama, Dana White's absence from past two PPVs, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/20224 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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Special UFC 276 reaction show

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
7/4/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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Valerie Loureda in studio, Glover Teixeira, Eugene Bareman, Mateusz Gamrot, Josh Emmett, and more

Josh Emmett around (07:29) discusses his injuries suffered in his UFC Austin fight, his performance, how he scored the rounds, why he wants a title shot, who will win the UFC 276 co-main event, and more. Glover Teixeira around (31:12) discusses his loss to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275, what went wrong, the guillotine choke, if there will be a rematch, Alex Pereira’s chances at UFC 276, and more. Eugene Bareman discusses around (59:37) Israel Adesanya facing Jared Cannonier at UFC 276, Alexander Volkanovski facing Max Holloway again, the tough training conditions back home, and much more. Mateusz Gamrot discusses around (1:30:21) his close win at UFC Vegas 57, his vision issues, his start into MMA, when he thought UFC was an option, how he ended up at ATT, why he wants to fight Justin Gaethje next, and more. Valerie Loureda discusses around (2:01:38) signing with the WWE, why she is leaving Bellator, how she ended up with the WWE, why wrestling is harder than MMA, her social media, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:51:00) pick a bet for each individual fight for UFC 276. In the latest On the Nose around (3:17:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Stipe Miocic’s possible return, the UFC 276 fight card, Nate Diaz’s contract situation, watching MMA home or live on-site, favorite comedians, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/20224 hours, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Max Holloway, Eddie Hearn in studio, Johnny Eblen, Danny Sabatello, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

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
6/27/20224 hours, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jiří Procházka, Taila Santos, Thunder Rosa, Jack Della Maddalena, Danny Sabatello, and more

Jack Della Maddalena around (08:02) discusses his performance at UFC 275, his broken nose, his favorite WWE performer back in the day, how he got into mixed martial arts, when he would like to fight again, and more. Thunder Rosa around (31:15) discusses raising money for the Uvalde victims, her path to the AEW title, the recent rumors about her sandbagging a match, her mixed martial arts debut, if she wants to do it again, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (1:01:26) discusses winning UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 275, why he was disappointed, his cut, his “tapping” in the fight, the finish, how he celebrated the win, returning home to many fans, what he wants next, and more. Taila Santos around (1:36:14) discusses her performance at UFC 275, her eye injury and recovery, her gameplan, if Valentina Shevchenko looked past her, which rounds she felt she won, how the injury hurt her during the fight, the respect she gained from the MMA community, if she wants a rematch, and more. Danny Sabatello around (2:03:55) discusses his issues with MMA fans, the bantamweight division in Bellator, how many stitches he wants to give Leandro Higo, what happened at DWCS, how he got his nickname, the comparisons to Colby Covington, his thoughts on the UFC bantamweight division, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:41:13) break down the best bets for UFC Austin. In the latest On the Nose around (2:54:19), Ariel Helwani discusses top UFC officials and their roles, what’s next for Henry Cejudo, the featherweight division, the solution for fighter pay, his favorite shoes, his favorite event he would have loved to see, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/20223 hours, 57 minutes, 38 seconds
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UFC 275 reaction, Leon Edwards, Miesha Tate, Anthony Smith, Dominick Reyes, and more

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by offering his thoughts on a memorable UFC 275 event in Singapore this past Saturday night. Miesha Tate around (21:52) discusses her weight cut to flyweight, celebrity Big Brother, who won the UFC 275 co-main event, if she was surprised she was called out by Valentina Shevchenko, Joanna Jedrzeczyk’s retirement, Pena vs. Nunes 2, and more. Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman around (47:34) discuss UFC 275 and who should be pound-for-pound best for the women's ranks. Dominick Reyes around (1:01:36) discusses his absence from the spotlight and finding a new training home, the UFC 275 main event, what fighting Jiri Prochazka is like, how long it took for him to get over Jon Jones loss, why he wants to fight Anthony Smith, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:31:30) discusses fighting Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277, being called out by Dominick Reyes, if a title shot is on the line, the UFC 275 main event, how to beat Jiri Prochazka, who won the UFC 275 co-main event, and more. Leon Edwards around (2:05:58) discusses getting his title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, facing Jorge Masvidal, Usman vs. Canelo Alvarez, if he watches first fight against Usman, how his wrestling has improved, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:35:27) breaks down GC’s best bets for UFC 275 this past weekend. Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman discuss Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s performance at UFC 275 and her legacy. They also discuss Adam Sandler’s new movie “Hustle” and Sandler’s greatest movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/20223 hours, 20 minutes, 52 seconds
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Oscar De La Hoya, Tim Kennedy in studio, Devin Haney, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and more

Karolina Kowalkiewicz around (13:16) discusses her big win at UFC Vegas 56, her break from MMA, how she ended up training with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, her rough start at ATT and how the camp helped her, why she would have called it quits if she lost, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (35:57), Ariel Helwani discusses JJ vs. Zhang Weili 2, what’s next for Nate Diaz, UFC 275 weigh-ins, the best cereal ever, and much more. Tim Kennedy around (1:03:45) discusses his new book, the stuff he couldn’t share, his recent trips to Ukraine and Afghanistan, battling fear, if he will ever compete in MMA again, fighter pay and the M.M.A.A.A, the lowest points in his life and how he turned it around, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (2:03:21) discusses the big fights in boxing, a possible clash with Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, the future of Golden Boy, if he’s going to sell company, what went wrong with Canelo Alvarez, his opinion of Eddie Hearn, if he’ll return to boxing, what happened with Golden Boy MMA, open scoring, and more. Devin Haney around (2:31:17) discusses his performance against George Kambosos Jr., if he was stressed not having his Dad by his side before the fight, who he wants next, Ryan Garcia, Damian Lillard attending the fight, and more. Eric Jackman and Ariel Helwani around (2:59:20) discuss Conner Burks’ top picks for UFC 275 and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/20224 hours, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Brandon Moreno, Kai Kara-France, Bo Nickal, Erin Blanchfield, Jeff Molina, and more

Jeff Molina around (7:11) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 56, if he won the fight, how he ended up wearing the UFC’s Pride Month kit, the reaction from fans before and after the fight, if he wants to fight Muhammad Mokaev, how he got his nickname and his MMA start, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (28:37) discusses her performance at UFC Vegas 56, her callout, her goal of becoming an ESPN analyst for the UFC, how she got into mixed martial arts, how she got her nickname, her UFC 275 prediction for the co-main event, and more. Bo Nickal around (41:38) discusses his mixed martial arts debut, what took so long for it to happen, what will be his next step, his goals, his Khabib Nurmagomedov comments, when he wants to fight again, and more. Kai Kara-France around (1:05:26) discusses his upcoming interim title fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC 277, fighting in hostile territory in Dallas, his support system, Deiveson Figuereido’s recent comments, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:31:38) discusses his upcoming interim title against Kai Kara-France at UFC 277, why it wasn’t Deiveson Figuereido, Figuereido’s recent comments, what he misses about being champion, if he watches the trilogy fight, why he moved to Kansas City, his first fight against Kara-France, his new legos, his final message to Figuereido, and more. Eric Jackman and Ariel Helwani around (1:59:05) look back at the best bets from this previous weekend, Helwani’s “underdog” of the week, and the latest MMA news. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jorge Masvidal, Alistair Overeem, Mariusz Pudzianowski, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Merab Dvalishvili, Jordan Leavitt, and more

Jordan Leavitt around (7:02) discusses his upcoming clash with Paddy Pimblett, cutting back on social media, how active he wants to be this year, his reading goals, his unique celebrations, his dancing, his nickname, and much more. Alistair Overeem around (42:45) discusses how he ended up doing pro wrestling, facing Braun Strowman, what happened to Rico Verhoeven fight in Glory and how he ended up with Badr Hari, if he’s done with MMA, facing Fedor Emelianenko, his ending with the UFC, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:08:21) discusses his efforts on landing a fight, his possible return at UFC on ABC 3 in Long Island, who he wants to fight next, his viral swimming videos, his thoughts on Aljamain Sterling’s recent comments, how he ended up in the gym, and more. Mariusz Pudzianowski around (1:37:03) discusses his knockout upset at KSW 70, why he was emotional after the fight, his diet, his social media, his recent success, if he wants to face Mamed Khalidov next, and more. Jairzinho Rozenstruik around (2:04:48) discusses his upcoming fight against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 56, facing tall fighters, what he learned from Curtis Blaydes fight, the state of the UFC heavyweight division, if Francis Ngannou will return, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:19:47) recap best bets from this past weekend and look ahead to UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday night. In the latest On the Nose around (2:46:29), Ariel Helwani discusses state of UFC heavyweight division, stars who could make leap into another promotion, Jorge Masvidal vs. Conor McGregor, the LeBron James of MMA, his favorite WWE tag teams, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (3:07:32) discusses MMA judging, his loss to Colby Covington, Herb Dean, his alleged incident with Covington, facing Conor McGregor or Gilbert Burns next, Nate Diaz’s issues with the UFC, Canelo vs. Usman, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, families and trash talk, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/1/20224 hours, 38 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dominick Cruz, Al Iaquinta, Shannon Knapp, Andy Foster, and more

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
5/25/20224 hours, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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Glover Teixeira, Valentina Shevchenko, Chase Hooper, Mariusz Pudzianowski, and more

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
5/23/20223 hours, 39 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic, Davey Grant, Eric Albarracin, and more

Davey Grant around (7:12) discusses his win over Louis Smolka, not getting a bonus at UFC Vegas 54, his roller-coaster road through the UFC, why he doesn’t fight in London, and more. Eric Albarracin around (27:32) discusses the return of Henry Cejudo, Cejudo’s preferred weight class, Cejudo vs. Volkanovski or Holloway, if he will keep working with Jon Jones, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (57:17) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 54, the injuries he suffered in the fight, his recent injury scare, if he earned a title shot, what he likes to do in Las Vegas, Sean Strickland’s recent comments, and more. Aleksandar Rakic around (1:23:52) talks about the return from his injured knee, his performance at UFC Vegas 54, how close he is to the light heavyweight title, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:01:30) discuss best bets for UFC Vegas 55 and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:25:54), Ariel Helwani discusses a possible TUF battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, Johnny Hendricks vs. GSP, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, a possible Salt Lake City main event, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/20223 hours, 59 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, Paul Daley, Michael Page, and more

Ariel Helwani (12:34), along with Conner Burks and Eric Jackman, take a look at best bets this past weekend and wrap up all the action from UFC Vegas 54. Michael Page around (34:30) discusses his performance against Logan Storley at Bellator 281, if the rules need to be changed with wrestlers, if he believes he won, Scott Coker’s comments after the fight, would open scoring help, if there will be a rematch, Paul Daley, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:01:56), along with Conner Burks and Eric Jackman, take a closer look at the latest MMA news and more. Paul Daley around (1:29:13) discusses his performance at Bellator 281 on Friday, how he pulled off the final finish, the injury he suffered, which two fights he would end his retirement for, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:56:49) discusses his struggles to get a UFC fight, why he hasn’t fought Nate Diaz yet, possibly facing Colby Covington next, Michael Chandler’s recent comments, and more. Tony Ferguson around (2:31:14) discusses his performance at UFC 274, the knockout finish by Michael Chandler, which team he might join, what sparked his comments at the UFC 274 media day, fighting Conor McGregor, Gregor Gillespie’s recent comments, his beef with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/20223 hours, 50 minutes, 33 seconds
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Michael Chandler, Alexander Volkanovski, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas, Tom Aspinall, and more

Tom Aspinall around (7:18) discusses his return to UFC London against Curtis Blaydes, his failed callouts, MMA fighters turned celebs, Fury vs. Ngannou, and more. Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas around (34:37) discuss life after UFC 274, how they feel about the fight, sticking to the game plan, the issues with the mat, his comments during the fight, the criticism after the fight, respond to Sean Strickland’s relationship comments, when she might return, and more. Joanna Jędrzejczyk around (1:31:32) discusses possibly training with Rose Namajunas for UFC 275, what she thought of the UFC 274 co-main event, if a title fight is on the line, having Kayla Harrison in the gym, and more. Michael Chandler around (1:48:05) discusses his performance at UFC 274, his finger injury warming up before the fight, his issues in the first round, his take on the viral knockout photo, his post-fight promo, who he wants next, the injuries he might have suffered, why he doesn’t want to face Dustin Poirier, if Charles Oliveira deserved to be stripped of the title, his KO, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:20:10) break down best bets for this upcoming weekend. In the latest On the Nose around (2:47:48), Ariel Helwani answers questions about Charles Oliveira’s recent run, Nate Diaz’s delayed return, Conor McGregor’s return opponent, if Charles Oliveira should have been stripped of title, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:25:21) discusses his upcoming trilogy match with Max Holloway at UFC 276, if he needs to make a statement, what a win will mean to his legacy, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20224 hours, 31 minutes, 51 seconds
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UFC 274 reaction, Sean O’Malley, Carla Esparza, Jared Cannonier, Joe Lauzon, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and more

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
5/9/20223 hours, 45 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chael Sonnen, Kayla Harrison, Shogun Rua, Joe Lauzon, Raufeon Stots, and more

Joe Lauzon around (19:00) discusses why he decided not to fight during the pandemic, if he plans on retiring at UFC 274, if he ever came close to fighting Donald Cerrone before, why he didn’t want to fight at the UFC Apex, a conversation he had with Cerrone, his life on OnlyFans, and more. Shogun Rua around (32.08) discusses his motivation before UFC 274, his tough trip to Phoenix, if it was his idea to rematch OSP, the first fight between the two fighters, the secret to his longevity, if he watches his old fights, which fight he likes the best from his past, and more. Kayla Harrison around (1:01:42) discusses headlining PFL 3 on Friday night, why she’s cutting back on social media, her time as a free agent, what the PFL season is like, what her T-shirt means, what she learned from Ronda Rousey, possibly facing Cris Cyborg in the PFL, her thoughts on Cain Velasquez, and more. Raufeon Stots around (1:30:15) discusses his road to interim Bellator champion, his childhood, what led him to mixed martial arts, unwraps a gift from Bellator, his lone loss, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:01:57) discusses the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts, including Nate Diaz’s current issues with the UFC, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, if Ngannou will remain with the UFC, what’s next for Henry Cejudo and Colby Covington, and much more. GC and Helwani around (2:46:17) break down bets for the upcoming UFC and Bellator events as well as Canelo Alvarez fight. In the latest episode of On the Nose around (3:13:34), Ariel Helwani discusses Eddie Hearn’s recent comments on Jake Paul, the recent leaks from the UFC war room, best pizza topping, is Paulo Costa trying to get cut, Tony Ferguson's recent comments, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20224 hours, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Eddie Hearn and Cris Cyborg in studio, Carla Esparza, Marlon Vera, Holly Holm, and more

Eddie Hearn around (15:40) discusses the memorable Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, Taylor’s walkout song, watching the main event with Jake Paul, if Taylor plans on retirement, what Taylor was like when he first met her, the Jake Paul bet, his recent comments about Jake Paul’s boxing skills, and more. Carla Esparza around (1:17:41) talks about fighting at UFC 274 right before her wedding, why it took so long to make this rematch, her thoughts from the fight fight, Rose then vs. Rose now, the color of her fingernails, and more. Cris Cyborg around (1:37:10) discusses the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, how she was a part of the Jake Paul diss track of Dana White, her boxing career and upcoming free agency, why the Cat Zingano fight never happened, how her parents felt about her fighting, how her handball career led to her starting mixed martial arts, a Ronda Rousey fight in the UFC, if she thought about retirement after the Amanda Nunes loss, and more. Holly Holm around (2:26:59( discusses the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano event, why she left boxing for MMA, if she would be interested in boxing Katie Taylor, her delayed return to the UFC, her injuries, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:55:22) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 53, his tough start, when Rob Font missed weight, a possible showdown with Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz, when he wants to return, and more. GC, NewYork Ric, and Ariel around (3:30:39) discuss the best bets from the past weekend, the Taylor vs. Serrano event, Marlon Vera’s win, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/20224 hours, 28 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eddie Hearn in studio, Charles Jourdain, Arjan Bhullar, Yancy Medeiros, DAZN exec Joe Markowski in studio, and more

Charles Jourdain around (5:58) discusses how he changed things up in the UFC and got back on track, how he got into MMA, crossing paths with GSP, the Quebec MMA scene, his callout after UFC Vegas 52, and more. Arjan Bhullar around (33:45) discusses why he’s sticking with ONE Championship, if he could be headed to WWE or AEW as well, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou’s situations with the UFC, Daniel Cormier’s advice, Henry Cejudo trade rumors, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:16:18) discusses how he determines success, finding that balance between family and promotion, if he’s the best promoter in combat sports, what he liked about UFC London, the Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano fight and what it means, Tyson Fury’s recent fight, and more. Joe Markowski around (1:50:21) talks about how DAZN bounced back from the pandemic, what happened with DAZN and MMA, how they staggered main event endings with ESPN on Saturday, if Jake Paul could return to DAZN, if pay-per-views are dead, and more. Yancy Medeiros around (2:25:02) discusses how he ended up at Bellator 279, his performance, how Nate Diaz helped him, fighting in Hawaii, his tough year, Diaz’s situation with the UFC, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:47:16) takes a closer look at GC’s best bets for PFL 2, UFC Vegas 53 and Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano. In the latest On the Nose segment around (3:14:58), Ariel Helwani discusses Nate Diaz’s future with the UFC, what items on The MMA Hour set mean the most, are fans to blame for Dan Hooker’s TKO loss, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/20224 hours, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Dan Hardy, Ben Rothwell, Khamzat Chimaev's coach Andreas Michael, and more

Francis Ngannou around (3:47) discusses his contract situation with the UFC, what he thought of Tyson Fury’s performance, how he got in the ring, how close he is to fighting Fury, when he might be able to fight again, if the UFC would be interested in a Fury fight, and more. Ben Rothwell around (38:11) discusses why he didn’t end up fighting Alexander Gustafsson, his UFC release, how he ended up with BKFC, if he will compete in MMA again, if he is worried about his hands, and more. Andreas Michael around (1:04:01) discusses his favorite weight class for Alexander Gustafsson and his importance in Sweden, the first time he met Khamzat Chimaev, the game plan against Gilbert Burns, Chimaev’s performance, when Chimaev will compete again, if it will be Chimaev vs. Colby Covington, Darren Till’s future, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:37:41) discusses his upcoming boxing fight against Diego Sanchez, the rules of the fight, why he didn’t return to mixed martial arts first, any doubts, his thoughts on Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte, Fury vs. Francis Ngannou in a boxing or a MMA fight, Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul, and more. In GC and Helwani around (2:07:30), GC looks back at some old picks, while they also talk about Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, NBA playoffs, a busy weekend of combat sports action, and much more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/20223 hours, 37 minutes, 57 seconds
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Aljamain Sterling, A.J. McKee, Cub Swanson, Mike Malott, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, PFL CEO Peter Murray, and more

Michael Malott around (6:04) discusses if he’s the next big Canadian star, his nickname, why he chose Team Alpha Male, if he ever had doubts he would make it to the UFC, his UFC debut, the charity drive for his coach’s daughter, when he would like to fight again, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (28:05) discusses difficulties with training MMA due to Quebec government, transition to PFL and really liking the 'little family' vibe, planning to retire at 35, what he'll do after, no regrets with his UFC career, confidence he can win PFL lightweight tournament this year, and more. PFL CEO Peter Murray around (48:17) discusses the upcoming PFL season, their TV deal with ESPN, the re-signing of Kayla Harrison, the storylines to watch, the recent PFL gambling scandal, the PFL’s plans for pay-per-view, a cross-promotional event with Bellator, the return of Claressa Shields, and more. AJ McKee around (1:09:12) discusses his new hairstyle, what took him so long to return to the Bellator cage, his contract issues with Bellator, if he could be a free agent after his next three fights, his rematch with Patricio Pitbull, his dream fight in the UFC, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (1:33:29) discusses his performance against Petr Yan at UFC 273, the scoring by the judges, why he was so emotional by weigh-ins, who won the first round in the co-main event, his response to John McCarthy’s comments, if TJ Dillashaw should get the next title shot, his apology form, when he might return, and more. Cub Swanson around (2:12:26) discusses finding out he was headed to UFC Hall of Fame for his fight with Doo Ho Choi, was he surprised the fight was honored, his favorite memory from the fight, when he might return, if he’ll end up fighting Uriah Faber, how he thought Sterling vs. Yan was a draw, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:42:25) break down the best bets for the upcoming Bellator and UFC events this weekend. In the latest On the Nose around (3:13:31), Ariel Helwani discusses his “elevator,” the welterweight division, Khamzat Chimaev’s rise in the UFC, how finishes should earn fighters bonus, Nick Diaz’s possible return, helping out Henry Cejudo, Sean O’Malley’s return, 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
4/13/20224 hours, 26 minutes, 51 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski in studio, Ray Longo, Ian Garry, Brian Stann, and more

Ariel Helwani takes a look back at UFC 273. Brian Stann around (15:39) discusses his daily life these days, a recent viral clip about Khamzat Chimaev, Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, Aljamain Sterling’s performance, fighter pay, advice for young fighters, and more. Ian Garry around (44:08) discusses his UFC 273 win over Darian Weeks, what grade he would give it, which of his UFC performances he was happier with so far, what he loved about fight week, if Gilbert Burns beat Khamzat Chimaev, when he wants to return, and more. Ray Longo around (1:10:32) discusses Aljamain Sterling’s performance at UFC 273, what Sterling dealt with after his previous title win, how did he felt after first round, if he thought Sterling could be a champion early on, what’s next for Sterling, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:04:39) stops by The MMA Hour set and discusses his title defense at UFC 273, his new attitude, his thoughts on possibly facing Henry Cejudo, the featherweight division, cooks some chicken wings, and much more. GC and Helwani around (3:39:51) recap the best bets for UFC 273 this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/20224 hours, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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Rose Namajunas, Logan Paul, Luke Rockhold, Mackenzie Dern, and more

Mackenzie Dern around (4:57) discusses bouncing back from her second UFC loss, how close she was to pulling out of the fight, fighting at the UFC APEX vs. regular arenas, her upcoming opponent Tecia Torres at UFC 273, why she is inspired by Michael Jordan, and more. GC and Helwani around (27:55) discuss GC’s best bets for UFC 273 this upcoming weekend. Rose Namajunas around (1:01:59) discusses her rematch with Carla Esparza at UFC 274, why it look so long to finalize, if she wanted this rematch, when she watched the first fight again, her wake-up calls, the difference between the first title reign and the current one, a recent Rose tattoo, she plays a song on piano, and more. Logan Paul around (1:30:53) discusses his performance at WrestleMania 38, his outfit, if he wants to do boxing or wrestling in the future, what Vince McMahon told him after his match, his expensive Pikachu Illustrator card, facing the Miz in the future, Dana White’s recent appearance on his podcast, who he would want to fight in his first UFC match, his run-in with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Luke Rockhold around (2:02:18) discusses his feud with Paulo Costa, recent comments by Anthony Smith and Michael Bisping, if he would fight at 205 pounds again, why he agreed to do the. Michael Bisping documentary, why he won’t get married, Cain Velasquez’s arrest, and more. In the latest On the Nose, around (2:35:37) Ariel Helwani discusses Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, Twitter advice, his son’s school project, a fraternity party, GC’s UFC 273 party and if Mysterious Frank will show up, a UFC fighter he misses, his favorite childhood TV shows, if Stipe Miocic is close to a title shot, 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
4/6/20223 hours, 51 minutes, 48 seconds
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Petr Yan, Julianna Peña, Demetrious Johnson, Ryan Garcia, Dricus Du Plessis, and more

Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman around (13:47) discuss this past weekend’s WrestleMania 38 and more. GC and Helwani around (40:20) look back at WrestleMania 38 bets and ahead to early action for UFC 273. Demetrious Johnson around (1:00:59) discusses his nickname issues, what it was like competing at ONE X, his special rules bout against Rodtang, what made the difference in the fight, if he’s getting a title rematch, dealing with time zones, when he might return, Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4, and more. Ryan Garcia around (1:38:39) discusses his anticipated return this Saturday night, his new tattoos, if he might not return after taking his break, what happened with Canelo Alvarez, why he picked Joe Goossen as a trainer, what he learned from the Luke Campbell fight, Emmanuel Tagoe’s comments, and more. Petr Yan around (2:06:00) discusses his rematch against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273, what has changed since his last fight, Aljamain Sterlng’s recent comments, Sterling’s latest video, if Henry Cejudo and Sean O’Malley will be in his corner, who might be next if he wins, and more. Dricus Du Plessis around (2:27:53) discusses his difficulty getting an opponent at UFC 273, why he thinks Kelvin Gastelum dropped out of the fight, what he wants to do next, his nickname, and more. Julianna Peña around (3:00:13) discusses why she went to WrestleMania 38, Ronda Rousey’s legacy, why she wants to fight Rousey, contract negotiations for her rematch with Amanda Nunes, what TUF coaching was like against Nunes, 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
4/4/20223 hours, 43 minutes, 50 seconds
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Paul Heyman, Aljamain Sterling, Kai Kara-France, Matt Brown, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and more

Paul Heyman around (16:44) discusses life not being by Brock Lesnar’s side anymore, the new version of Brock Lesnar for the WWE audience, Roman Reigns, AEW’s MJF, his old promos, WrestleMania 38, and more. Yoshihiro Akiyama around (43:40) discusses his recent big win over Shinya Aoki at ONE X, how he bounced back, what division he plans on fighting in the future, how his wife feels about his nickname, and more. Matt Brown around (1:05:52) discusses his performance at UFC Columbus, if he thought he won the decision, what he could have done differently, his thoughts on open scoring, fighter pay, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:35:07), the fighter who he would pick to be face of new promotion, inspirational fighter quotes, Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, the biggest fight for you at UFC 273, who would win 1:1 battle with GC, his response to Graham Boylan, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:29:02) discusses his upcoming title defense at UFC 273, his preparation, why Petr Yan is upset, his issue with refs, his training camp, the odds for the fight, if Matt Serra is back in his corner, if he’s Team Will Smith, and more. Kai Kara-France around (3:05:21) discusses his UFC Columbus win, his current contract situation with the UFC, why he wants to fight for Deiveson Figureido, Joe Burrow, a recent meeting with one of his childhood bullies, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:44:47) look at GC's best bets at WrestleMania 38. 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
3/30/20224 hours, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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Georges St-Pierre, Curtis Blaydes, Stephen Thompson, Alexa Grasso, Bas Rutten, Adam Kovacs, and more

Ariel Helwani breaks down UFC Columbus and reacts to Nate Diaz’s recent tweet that he wanted to be released by the UFC. Curtis Blaydes aroundf (17:26) discusses his motivation at UFC Columbus, his critics, his callout of Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou’s issues with the UFC and his combat sports future, what he learned from the Derrick Lewis loss, when he wants to return, and more. Alexa Grasso around (37:39) discusses her big win at UFC Columbus, her reaction to submission win, her former life at strawweight, the rise of MMA in Mexico, why GSP is her favorite fighter, how close she is to a title shot, and more. Georges St-Pierre around (1:01:11) discusses his work with Karate Combat and their upcoming season, how he feels about Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington alleged altercation, fighter pay, Francis Ngannou’s issues with the UFC, the moment he had with Nick Diaz, and more. Stephen Thompson around (1:22:56) discusses his involvement with Karate Combat, what went wrong against Belal Muhammad, the Colby vs. Jorge showdown, open scoring, and more. Bas Rutten around (1:42:02) discusses his involvement with Karate Combat, the gloves, if he’s ever been asked to lose a fight, his favorite fight, his issues with training by Commander Dale Brown, and more. Adam Kovacs around (2:05:05) discuss the upcoming season of Karate Combat, who owns the organization, who fights for them, if Lyoto Machida or others could join in the future, where they will hold events, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:23:00) take a look back at GC’s top bets for UFC Columbus. In the latest edition of Ric’s Picks around (3:09:10), Ric and Ariel Helwani break down Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars, and Ariel gets a gift from an old friend. 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
3/28/20223 hours, 32 minutes, 32 seconds
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Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till, Tom Aspinall, Paige VanZant, Gable Steveson, Dan Hardy, John Gooden, and more

Gable Steveson around (4:22) discusses his latest NCAA title, if it’s better than his Olympic gold medal, his viral moment at NCAA championships, if he’s officially retired, if he’ll compete at the 2024 Olympics, what he heard from Brock Lesnar after his NCAA win, when his WWE career will start, if he will ever do MMA, and more. John Gooden around (31:37) breaks down UFC London, if he felt rusty after his long layoff, what it was like to call the fights with Michael Bisping, if he struggled without calling events during the pandemic, why he got emotional during his Paul Craig call, and more. Paige VanZant around (1:03:22) discusses her move to AEW, what drew her to pro wrestling, if she talked to the WWE, if she will return to bare knuckle boxing, what it was like being in the corner during her husband’s Bellator title fight, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:31:13) discusses UFC London, the impressive stars from the event, the future of Paddy Pimblett, if it was a mistake for Dan Hooker to drop to featherweight, if he will return to boxing, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:04:02) discusses his performance at UFC London, why he didn’t book an afterparty for the fight, if he was nervous, GSP commenting on his picture, his finish, how he’s different, if he will get Tai Tuivasa next, and more. Darren Till and Khamzat Chimaev around (2:56:18) discuss their friendship, if they will ever fight each other, Chimaev’s title aspirations in 170 pounds and 185 pounds, Chimaev’s upcoming fight against Gilbert Burns, and much more. GC and Helwani around (3:21:20) discuss best bets for UFC Columbus this upcoming weekend. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (3:38:50), Ariel Helwani discusses the Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns fight at UFC 273, tips to watch a UFC fight, the Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington alleged incident, Paddy Pimblett’s pay for 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
3/23/20224 hours, 40 minutes, 20 seconds
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Paul Craig, Arnold Allen, Molly McCann, Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Shore, E. Casey Leydon, and more

Ariel Helwani wraps up a memorable UFC London event. Muhammad Mokaev around (16:38) discusses his performance at UFC London, if he was nervous before his UFC debut, how he ran Into Cody Durden twice before the fight, his first meeting with Dana White, why he wants Tim Elliott next, and more. Paul Craig around (44:20) discusses his performance at UFC London, effective grappling, using a sports pyschologist, who he wants next, when he plans to retire, and more. Molly McCann around (1:08:49) discusses her performance at UFC London, her knockout, the memorable photos from the event, her friendship with Paddy Pimblett, and more. Jack Shore around (1:36:11) discusses his performance at UFC London, the finish, how close he was to his first loss, if he thought the judges would give him the nod, who he wants next, when is the last time he lost, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:02:16) discusses his performance at UFC London against Dan Hooker, why he changed things up early in the co-main event, if he thought the stoppage was early, if he’s the best British fighter at any weight now, if his hands are injured, and more. E. Casey Leydon around (2:32:15) discusses the win in his amateur debut, what he’s learned after his first fight, his ‘surreal’ experience, the mistake he made, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:20:45) break down GC’s best bets for UFC London on Saturday. In the latest edition of Ric’s Picks around (3:41:48), they discuss E. Casey Leydon’s MMA debut, Conor McGregor’s triple-champ dreams, Kamaru Usman’s next title defense, 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
3/21/20224 hours, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kevin Holland, Demetrious Johnson, Ilia Topuria, Molly McCann, Matt Brown, E. Casey Leydon, and more

E. Casey Leydon around (8:48) discusses how he ended up making his MMA debut this weekend, his start in MMA, how much weight he has lost during this process, the help behind the scenes, and more. Molly McCann around (34:00) discusses her feelings heading into UFC London, her historic fight on the main card, her new BT Sport documentary, her thoughts on new Everton manager, and more. Matt Brown around (1:00:32) discusses his return at UFC Columbus, his last fight in Ohio, when he was the happiest in his career, how he’s going to change things around next weekend, why he started treating MMA like a business, having legend Mark Coleman in his corner, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (1:34:44) discusses if he should get into the UFC Hall of Fame, if an interim title counts as a title defense, who could break his UFC title defense record, his mixed rules fight against Rodtang Jitmuangnon next, why it is four rounds, trying to bounce back from a loss, and more. Kevin Holland around (2:02:29) discusses how he stopped an alleged shooter at a restaurant, how he submitted him, if he was nervous, what he thought about Brendan Allen’s comments, who he wants to fight next, and more. Ilia Topuria around (2:26:19) discusses his altercation with Paddy Pimblett in the fighter hotel in London, what caused his issue with Pimblett, what he was trying to accomplish, why he wants UFC featherweight title, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:50:11) discuss GC’s best bets for UFC London. In the latest On the Nose around (3:18:33), Ariel Helwani makes his picks for the UFC Hall of Fame, podcast advice, Jake Paul’s chances to join UFC and fight Conor McGregor, his thoughts about Scott Hall’s death, and more. f 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
3/16/20224 hours, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dan Hooker, Khalil Rountree Jr., Marlon Vera, Cody Law, and more

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by wrapping up a busy combat sports weekend. Cody Law around (11:50) discusses his uncanny prediction for his latest Bellator fight, if he’s done it before, if he’s happy with Bellator, why his favorite fighter is Georges St-Pierre, their similar tattoo, and more. Khalil Rountree around (29:19) discusses his emotional post-fight scrum after his UFC Vegas 50 win, how his father’s death impacted him, if he would have still been a fighter, when things changed as a teenager, how he wants to inspire change, how he gets over tough days, Conor McGregor’s compliment, and more. GC and Helwani around (1:31:35) look back at GC’s picks this past weekend. Dan Hooker around (1:59:32) discusses his featherweight cut before UFC London, why his coaches didn’t like the move, how excited he is for the debut in the weight class, his cheap side job, what he weighs right now, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:34:47)discusses his new massive head tattoo, why he picked it, how he cut some people out of his life, what he thinks about Rob Font as his next opponent, the thoughts of his first main event, and more. In the latest Ric’s Picks around (3:09:34), Eric Jackman and Ariel discuss John Lineker, Tom Brady’s return to the NFL, Marlon Moraes’ latest loss, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/20223 hours, 57 minutes, 55 seconds
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Michael Bisping, Robert Whittaker, Tai Tuivasa, Ben Askren, Jalin Turner, and more

Jalin Turner around (5:52) discusses the key behind his recent UFC win streak, his performance at UFC 272, why he wants to bring wrestling back to his high school, inspirational words from Anderson Silva, the amount of spiders he has, and more. Ben Askren around (30:11) discusses some trips down memory lane with the UFC and the Olympics, the UFC 272 main event, his advice for Colby Covington, Kayla Harrison’s return to PFL, Jorge Masvidal’s recent tattoo, bitcoin, Jake Paul, his new book, and more. GC and Helwani around (1:17:28) discuss GC’s picks for UFC Vegas 50 and more. Michael Bisping around (1:30:00) discusses his new documentary out in a couple of weeks, the injuries he’s still dealing with from his career, if he would fight Jake Paul, if coaches should throw the towel in more, hanging out with Darren Till and Khamzat Chimaev, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:14:48), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz, the ‘BMF’ title, if there’s other life out there, how Ariel met his wife, and more. Robert Whittaker around (2:53:07) discusses his recent “skinny Rob” tweet, what his “living” weight is, why he wants to face Marvin Vettori next, why he doesn’t like rematches, if he has watched the second fight with Israel Adesanya, open scoring, what he might have done differently against Adesanya, if he was surprised by his kids at the airport, and more. Tai Tuivasa around (3:24:19) discusses his recent knockout of Derrick Lewis at UFC 271, his problems with Greg Hardy, if he’s going to fight Stipe Miocic next, 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
3/9/20224 hours, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kayla Harrison, Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Holland, Maryna Moroz, Terrance McKinney, and more

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
3/7/20223 hours, 44 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tyson Fury, Canelo Alvarez, Eddie Hearn, Dan Lambert, and more

Ariel Helwani opens the show talking about the latest news in MMA, UFC 272, Cain Velasquez’s arrest, and more. ATT owner Dan Lambert around (28:52) discusses how Jorge Masvidal turned things around, when he first met Colby Covington, when the Colby Covington persona got to be too much in the gym, why he kicked Covington and Masvidal out of the gym two years ago, and more. Tyson Fury around (1:05:39) discusses why Dillian Whyte didn’t show up to press conference Tuesday, Wembley Stadium selling out, if this Whyte fight is his final one, a future exhibition fight with Francis Ngannou, how he focuses on fights, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:39:08), Ariel Helwani discusses if Conor McGregor will get a title shot, why Colby Covington hasn’t appeared on The MMA Hour, Bellator vs. UFC fighter pay, coffee or tea, why TUF has struggled recently, and more. Canelo Alvarez discusses around (2:08:50) why he decided to return to Matchroom and DAZN, why 175 pounds, how he ended up with Dmitry Bivol, his thoughts on MMA, his feud with Ryan Garcia, if he wants to fight Kamaru Usman, and more. Eddie Hearn discusses around (2:19:51) the return of Canelo Alvarez, if pay-per-views are dead, Dillian Whyte’s absence from the press conference, if Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk will be delayed, if there should be open scoring, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:37:31) take a look at GC's best bets for UFC 272. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/20223 hours, 43 minutes, 49 seconds
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Logan Paul, Gegard Mousasi, Rafael dos Anjos, Terrance McKinney, Mike Brown, and more

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
2/28/20224 hours, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gegard Mousasi, Commander Dale Brown, Chad Mendes, Austin Vanderford, BKFC President David Feldman, and more

Austin Vanderford around (4:09) discusses his upcoming title fight against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 275, the necklace of his tattoo, how Florida is treating him, his place in the middleweight rankings, and more. Gegard Mousasi around (30:58) discusses his upcoming title defense at Bellator 275, his first fight in Ireland, why he checks out his opponents on social media, why he wants to box Anderson Silva, his place in the middleweight rankings, a past story about Conor McGregor, and more. Chad Mendes around (1:02:29) discusses his BKFC debut, why it was so enjoyable for him, if he was getting paid more than his UFC fights, if he will return to the BKFC cage, how he went into “Mike Tyson mode,” if he will return to the UFC, and more. Commander Dale Brown around (1:35:05) discusses how he started D.U.S.T., how his videos have gone viral, why he never became a cop, how he ended up in the corner of Joaquin Buckley at UFC Vegas 48, if he would corner Buckley again, and more. Dave Feldman around (2:07:22) discusses the majority stake sale of BKFC to Triller, the recent BKFC Knucklemania 2 event, fighter pension, Paige VanZant, Diego Sanchez, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:39:49) break down GC’s best bets for UFC Vegas 49. In the latest On the Nose around (2:57:51), Ariel Helwani discusses why Chad Mendes was allowed to fight in BKFC, a storyline that would make a good ’30 for 30’, Bobby Green’s chances this weekend, the NBA dunk contest, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/20224 hours, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Korean Zombie, Bobby Green, Mike Perry, Jamahal Hill, Joaquin Buckley, Bryce Mitchell, and more

Joaquin Buckley around (16:57) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 49, why he included D.U.S.T. founder Dale Brown in his corner, if Brown will return for future fights, the changes he made after his Alessio Di Chirico loss, the card he gave his opponent, and more. Jamahal Hill around (39:51) discusses his incredible knockout at UFC Vegas 49, the tux he wore to the fight, his childhood, what he learned from his arm injury, possibly facing Volkan Oezdemir, why he did the shoey at weigh-ins, and more. Bobby Green around (1:03:16) explains his issues with Ariel Helwani, when he found out he was fighting Islam Makhachev, how much weight he has dropped in the past week, and more. Bryce Mitchell around (1:41:15) discusses why he is not walking out to his own rap songs for his next fight, and more. (Disclaimer: MMA Fighting does not support or condone the misinformation in this interview.) Korean Zombie around (2:12:39) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 273, Henry Cejudo makes a brief appearance, if his fight against Alexander Volkanovski is personal, how difficult it is to be away from his family this long, and more. Mike Perry around (2:35:22) discusses his BKFC debut at Knucklemania 2, why he couldn’t punch real well in the last four rounds, BKFC vs. MMA, why he brought a bat to the press conference, when he might return, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:05:45) discuss best bets from UFC Vegas 48, PFL Challengers and Bellator 274. In the latest edition of Ric’s Picks around (3:26:12), he talks about the latest social and news in the MMA world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/20224 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Israel Adesanya in studio, Ciryl Gane, Casey O’Neill, Jessica-Rose Clark, Tim Simpson in studio, and more

Jessica-Rose Clark around (5:15) discusses the inspiration behind her hair color, why she should have passed on the Pannie Kianzad rematch, how a sports psychologist has helped her, her experience wrestling high school teens at DC’s academy, her painful first tattoo, her nickname, and more. Ciryl Gane around (33:26) discusses his performance against Francis Ngannou at UFC 270, what went wrong after his fast start, if he thought he won at the end, if he knew about Ngannou’s injured knee the day of the event, what he wants to do next, and more. Casey O’Neill around (1:04:33) discusses her performance against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 271, the judging on the fight, if she cares what people think, her wrist tattoo, why she didn’t touch gloves, when she wants to return, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:30:00), Ariel Helwani discusses Bellator 257, Conor McGregor’s path if he didn’t fight Floyd Mayweather, the Joe Rogan and UFC 271 controversy, Ariel vs. The Schmo, PFL and Kayla Harrison’s future, and more. Tim Simpson, the manager of Israel Adesanya, around (2:07:53) discusses why he does few media interviews, how he started, fighter pay in the UFC, sponsorships, Conor McGregor’s return, and more. Israel Adesanya around (2:42:32) discusses his performance in the UFC 271 main event, how the walkout locked him into the fight, the promotion of the fight when it was first announced, if he wanted to test free agency, his thoughts on the relationship between Francis Ngannou and the UFC, why he won’t fight ever in New Zealand, who he might fight next, his pro wrestling influences, why he will do less media going forward, and more. GC and Helwani around (3:42:29) break down GC’s best bets for UFC Vegas 48 and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/20224 hours, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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Israel Adesanya coach Eugene Bareman, Jared Cannonier, Roxanne Modafferi, Booker T, Johnny Walker, and more

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
2/14/20223 hours, 40 minutes, 50 seconds
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Israel Adesanya coach Eugene Bareman, Chris Weidman, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Ian Garry, and more

Shavkat Rahkmonov around (5:37) discusses the pressure of the incredible start to his career, his UFC debut, his nickname, the significance of the headdress he wears, the Khamzat Chimaev comparisons, who he wants next, and more. Chris Weidman around (31:11) gives the latest on the recovery from his broken leg, how close he is to booking a fight, if he would want to face Uriah Hall, how his Vitor Belfort changed him, Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2, and more. Eugene Bareman around (1:03:22) talks about about his team’s struggles to get back home after UFC 271, Israel Adesanya’s new contract with the UFC, Adesanya’s motivation heading into the rematch, how much Robert Whittaker has improved since their first fight, if they regret taking the light heavyweight title fight, and more. Ian Garry around (1:35:47) talks about his return at UFC 273 instead of UFC London, his next opponent Darian Weeks, what he learned from Kamaru Usman in the gym, his recent tattoo on his hands, and more. In the latest GC and Helwani around (2:06:37), GC offers up his best bets for UFC 271 this weekend. In the latest On the Nose segment around (2:31:06), Ariel Helwani discusses if Leon Edwards could get passed over again for a title fight, honest feedback from a fan, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, what was the first UFC event he attended as a fan, his thoughts on baseball strike right now, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/9/20224 hours, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Anthony Pettis, Tai Tuivasa, Alexander Gustafsson, Arnold Allen, Casey O’Neill, Nick Maximov, and more

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
2/7/20224 hours, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Eddie Hearn in studio, Al Iaquinta, Jack Hermansson, Benson Henderson, and more

Jack Hermansson around (03:06) discusses his recent battle with COVID and his last fight, why he’s had a long break, facing Sean Strickland, how close he is to a title shot, a grappling rematch with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Al Iaquinta around (28:48) discusses if he’s close to calling it quits, his recent trip for stem cells, a knee injury, Jake Paul’s fighter pay efforts, Francis Ngannou’s recent issues with the UFC, and more.  Benson Henderson around (1:08:46) discusses his upcoming free agency, why he felt he came up short during his Bellator run, where he might end up next, if he’s still competing with a toothpick in his mouth, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:32:51) discusses if he’s the best promoter in combat sports, what he’s learned from Dana White, how hard it was to pull off Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor, fighter pay in boxing and UFC, Jake Paul vs. UFC, the latest on Anthony Joshua and other top boxing stars, if he would ever promote MMA, and more. GC and Helwani around (2:14:33) take a closer look at best bets for UFC Vegas 46 on Saturday night. In his latest On the Nose around (2:33:41)), Ariel Helwani discusses a possible fight between Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman, his possible feud with Pat McAfee, what will cause the extinction of humanity, a promo for Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/2/20224 hours, 51 seconds
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Jake Paul, Deiveson Figueiredo, Jeremy Stephens, Randy Couture, Paul Daley, and more

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
1/31/20223 hours, 59 minutes, 43 seconds
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Brandon Moreno, Fernand Lopez, Bobby Lashley, Jimmy Smith, and more

Jimmy Smith around (4:10) discusses how he ended up the voice of Monday Night Raw, if he had any hesitation to call wrestling after his MMA career, the travel, if he misses being in a MMA booth, his UFC and Bellator departures, and more. Bobby Lashley around (32:51) discusses how he ended up facing Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, if he’s had any issues with Lesnar in the past, why Lesnar is like Fedor Emelianenko, why he stopped competing with Bellator, if he ever was close to joining the UFC, and more. Fernand Lopez around (1:13:30) discusses Ciryl Gane’s loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC 270, if he knew Francis Ngannou was injured, his gameplan for the fight, if he thought Gane would win the decision, his relationship with Ngannou after the fight, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:47:57) discusses his performance in the UFC 270 co-main event, why he thought he won the fight, does he want a fourth fight with Deiveson Figueiredo, his crowd reaction at the event, where he got his nickname, and more.  GC and Helwani around (2:18:17) look ahead to the best bets for Bellator 273, the Royal Rumble, and Eagle FC 44. In the latest On the Nose around (2:40:08), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou’s contract situation, a mysterious text he got during the Francis Ngannou interview Monday, the latest on Zabit Magomedsharipov, Ciryl Gane’s next fight, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/26/20223 hours, 56 minutes, 23 seconds
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Francis Ngannou, Eric Nicksick, Tom Aspinall, Kenny Florian, and more

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
1/24/20224 hours, 12 minutes
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Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, Ilia Topuria, Eric Nicksick, and more

Ilia Topuria around (7:47) discusses his late opponent change at UFC 270, if he wants to face Movsar Evloev again, who he wants to face next, his childhood and more. Eric Nicksick around (31:24) discusses Francis Ngannou’s upcoming title clash with Ciryl Gane at UFC 270, the old training footage released between the two fighters, how Ngannou has improved, what it feels like to be kicked by Ngannou, Gane’s strengths, and more. Tyron Woodley around (1:03:11) explains why he was knocked out by Jake Paul, how good Paul really is, if he will box Dan Hardy next, and more.  GC and Helwani around (1:44:16) break down the top bets for this Saturday’s UFC 270. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (2:09:16), Ariel Helwani talks about the controversy around the new Paddy Pimblett fight, the Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis friendship, a fourth fight for Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (3:14:17) discusses how he ended up fighting Colby Covington at UFC 272, Covington’s trash talk, Amanda Nunes leaving ATT, and much more