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Esteemed MMA interviewer Ariel Helwani sits down with MMA fighters and breaks news on this hour-long (or so) podcast.

Esteemed MMA interviewer Ariel Helwani sits down with MMA fighters and breaks news on this hour-long (or so) podcast.
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Esteemed MMA interviewer Ariel Helwani sits down with MMA fighters and breaks news on this hour-long (or so) podcast.

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English


Episodes

#465 – Henry Cejudo, Gordon Ryan, Gregor Gillespie

1/14/2019
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Luke Thomas speaks to Henry Cejudo about his upcoming flyweight title defense against UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC Brooklyn, the future of the flyweight division, Dillashaw's weight cut, more (1:50:50); Gordon Ryan about his combat jiu-jitsu match against Fabricio Werdum and also officially announces that he's going to start a career in MMA (1:07:34); Gregor Gillespie about his fight with Yancy Medeiros at UFC Brooklyn, fishing, more (45:18). Additionally, Luke previews and...

Duration:02:11:49

#464 – Luke Rockhold, Colby Covington, Jimmy Smith, Mike Winkeljohn

1/7/2019
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Luke Thomas speaks to Luke Rockhold about his health, plan to move to light heavyweight, more (48:27); Colby Covington about his perspective on being passed over for a title shot at UFC 235, Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman, what's next for his career, more (1:36:12); Jimmy Smith about parting ways with the UFC, his next step, more (1:02:53); coach Mike Winkeljohn about Jon Jones' performance against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232, his upcoming bout against Anthony Smith, more...

Duration:02:16:17

#463 – Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik, Ryan Hall, Megan Anderson, Conan Silveira

12/31/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Daniel Cormier about Jon Jones' win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232, relinquishing the light heavyweight belt, his plans for 2019, more (45:15); UFC commentator Jon Anik about all the storylines from UFC 232 and the road ahead in broadcasting in the ESPN era.(1:04:10); Ryan Hall about his submission win over B.J. Penn, what's next for his career, and more (1:20:45); Amanda Nunes’s coach Conan Silveira about his fighter’s enormous win over Cris Cyborg on Saturday,...

Duration:02:44:14

#462 – Sage Northcutt, Ray Longo, Brandon Gibson

12/17/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Sage Northcutt about his decision to go from the UFC to ONE Championship, his career and development, more (2:11:12); Al Iaquinta's coach Ray Longo about Iaquinta's win over Kevin Lee, potential match-ups moving forward, more (1:50:38); Brandon Gibson about coaching Jon Jones and Carlos Condit for their respective bouts at UFC 232, more (41:28). Luke also looks and breaks down some of the key factors that helped Iaquinta defeat Lee in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on...

Duration:02:28:00

#461 – Valentina Shevchenko, Colby Covington, Kevin Lee

12/10/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Valentina Shevchenko about her win over Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231, capturing the flyweight title, what's next for her career, more (1:31:18); Colby Covington about the state of the welterweight division, a possible fight with champ Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren signing with the UFC, more (1:00:00); Kevin Lee about his upcoming rematch with Al Iaquinta on the very last UFC on FOX show this weekend, Max Holloway potentially moving up to lightweight, more (41:07). Luke...

Duration:02:13:05

#460 – Max Holloway, Rener Gracie, Michael Chandler, Julianna Peña

12/3/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway about his title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 231, his health, more (19:33); Rener Gracie about training Ortega, Ortega's title fight against Holloway, his effort to help Syrian refugee with bullying, more (1:21:29); Michael Chandler about his impending title fight against Brent Primus at Bellator 212, more (1:04:56); Julianna Peña about her future in MMA, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Combate America's Copa...

Duration:02:42:06

#459 – Alistair Overeem, Israel Adesanya, Rafael Lovato Jr.

11/26/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks with Alistair Overeem about his big win at UFC Beijing, wanting to fight Derrick Lewis next, more (1:30:25); Israel Adesanya about his fight with Anderson Silva, possibly fighting for the middleweight belt next, more (33:36); Rafael Lovato Jr. about his Bellator middleweight title shot against Gegard Mousasi, his jiu-jitsu career, more (1:01:00). Luke also looks and breaks down some of the action from the weekend including Liddell vs. Ortiz 3, Louis Smolka’s armbar, more...

Duration:02:36:45

#458 – Sean O'Malley, Cynthia Calvillo, Curtis Blaydes

11/19/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks with Sean O’Malley about his suspension from the NSAC, USADA drug test failure, more; Cynthia Calvillo about her UFC Argentina win, her weight issues leading up to the fight, more, Curtis Blaydes about the heavyweight division, upcoming rematch with Francis Ngannou at UFC China. Luke also looks and breaks down some of the action at UFC Argentina from Johnny Walker’s clinch elbows to Calvillo’s bulldog choke in the Monday Morning Analyst; and he shares his thoughts on Neil...

Duration:02:27:54

#457 – Oscar De La Hoya, Miesha Tate, Chas Skelly, Izzy Martinez, Mauro Ranallo

11/12/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Oscar De La Hoya about the latest with his Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 event, his feud with Floyd Mayweather, more (1:01:23); Yair Rodriguez’s coach Israel Martinez about everything that happened in the main event at UFC Denver (1:36:06); Miesha Tate about becoming a ONE Championship Vice President and what that means for her future in the sport (2:17:36); Chas Skelly about his fight at UFC Denver being prematurely stopped (1:21:03); and legendary combat sports...

Duration:02:34:56

#456 – Israel Adesanya, Alexander Gustafsson

11/5/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Israel Adesanya in studio about his big win over Derek Brunson at UFC 230, his career development, possibly fighting for the title next, more (17:44); Alexander Gustafsson about his faceoff with Jon Jones at the UFC 232 presser, what he’s expecting from the rematch, more (1:05:01) Luke also looks at Adesanya's MMA technique development through his UFC career on the Monday Morning Analyst (1:17:55), and shares his thoughts and opinions on Floyd Mayweather's RIZIN bout...

Duration:02:10:47

#455 – Askren, Adesanya, Anthony Smith, Branch, Lewandowski

10/29/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Ben Askren about how he ended up in the UFC after a historic trade with ONE Championship for Demetrious Johnson, the UFC welterweight division, more (2:12:18); Israel Adesanya about his UFC 230 bout opposite Derek Brunson, his development, more (30:53); Anthony Smith about his win over Volkan Oezdemir in the main event of UFC Moncton, what's next for him (1:16:27); David Branch about his UFC 230 bout opposite Jared Cannonier after losing out on the Jacare Souza fight...

Duration:02:31:17

#454 – Sijara Eubanks, Randy Couture, Cat Zingano

10/22/2018
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Luke Thomas speaks to Sijara Eubanks about the UFC canceling her women's flyweight title fight with Valentina Shevchenko and her now upcoming fight with Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 230 (18:30); Randy Couture to discuss the latest on getting the Ali Act extended to MMA, Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 (37:00); Cat Zingano about her featherweight bout with Megan Anderson at UFC 232 and Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes (1:13:25). Luke also looks at one big reason Tony Ferguson is the toughest challenge...

Duration:02:02:47

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 453

10/15/2018
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On this episode of the MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to double UFC champ Daniel Cormier about his upcoming title defense against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 (39:00); lightweight contender Dustin Poirier about his cancelled fight with Nate Diaz and the injury that forced him out (1:13:50), Chael Sonnen about his loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 208 and what's next, Michael Chiesa about his move to welterweight and his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 232 (18:30). Luke also breaks down some of...

Duration:02:13:48

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 452

10/8/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Fedor Emelianenko about his upcoming fight with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 208 (45:25); Duke Roufus about his decision to stop Anthony Pettis' fight with Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 229 (1:22:20); Ryan Bader about his Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix fight with Matt Mitrione plus his opinion on all the chaos that went down at UFC 229 (1:06:00). Luke also shares his thoughts on the UFC 229 brawl between Numagomedov and...

Duration:02:10:23

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 451

10/1/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi about his win over Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 (; Michael McDonald about his retirement from MMA; Alberto Del Rio & Campbell Mclaren about the latest with Combate Americas and Del Rio's return to MMA competition. We also bring you The Weigh-in, the Monday Morning Analyst, A Round of Tweets, and Sound Off where we take your calls on the latest news in MMA.

Duration:02:04:40

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 450

9/24/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks about his retirement from MMA as well as his foray into bareknuckle boxing; Bas Rutten about recent MMA headlines plus his work with the PFL and upcoming Karate Combat event in NYC; journalist Karim Zidan who will help unpack the statements and accusations made at the UFC 229 presser by Conor McGregor against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Additionally we also answer your questions on the Sound Off,...

Duration:02:09:21

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 449

9/17/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to ADCC bronze medalist and TUF winner Ryan Hall about his upcoming bout with B.J. Penn at UFC 232 (21:30); Dan Hardy who joins us to recap UFC Moscow and look ahead to UFC 229 in our Monday Morning Analyst segment (44:50). Additionally Luke also shares his thoughts on Herb Dean's controversial UFC Moscow stoppage in The Weigh-in (6:35), and we answers your questions on the lattest news in MMA in A Round of Tweets (1:05:45) and Sound Off...

Duration:02:00:49

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 448

9/10/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, we speak to Din Thomas about coaching and cornering Tyron Woodley for his successful title defense against Darren Till at UFC 228 (39:02); Nicco Montaño about her withdrawal from UFC 228, being stripping of the women's UFC flyweight title, her health and failed weight cut (1:01:24); Valentina Shevchenko about Montaño's withdrawal from UFC 228, where she goes next, when she’ll be fighting for a UFC title next, and more (1:38:00). We also speak to jiu-jitsu...

Duration:02:07:10

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 447

8/20/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, we speak to double Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison about her first two MMA fights and run in the PFL; Paul Felder, who serves as the guest for the Monday Morning Analyst to discuss his UFC 226 fight with Mike Perry, his commentary on the Contender Series, as well as some analyst work for us in previewing the big fights on the horizon. We also speak to Mickey Gall about his Octagon return at UFC Lincoln and Tom Lawlor about his abrupt release from the UFC...

Duration:02:07:55

The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas – Episode 446

8/13/2018
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, we speak to Derrick Lewis about his bout against Alexander Volkov in September; Bellator CEO Scott Coker to discuss the welterweight tourney, the future of streaming, a pivot to Europe and more; Kamaru Usman to talk about serving as an alternate in the Darren Till vs. Tyron Woodley sweepstakes; Ed Ruth, who participates in the Bellator welterweight tournament. We also answer your questions on the latest MMA news and headlines on our segment The Sound Off.

Duration:02:09:24