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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

#477 – Israel Adesanya, Luke Rockhold, Maycee Barber

4/15/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Israel Adesanya about his epic win at UFC 236 over Kelvin Gastelum, picking up the interim middleweight title, Jon Jones’ recent comments, more; Luke Rockhold about his next fight at light heavyweight, his war of words with Anthony Smith, more; Maycee Barber about her health, wanting to fight Paige VanZant, more. We also take your questions on the latest news in MMA on Sound Off and A Round of Tweets.

Duration:01:49:32

#476 – Alistair Overeem, Garry Tonon, Jack Hermansson

4/8/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Alistair Overeem about his UFC Saint Petersburg fight with Alexey Oleynik, the opponent change, his lengthy MMA career, change in gyms, more; Garry Tonon about his recent win at ONE A New Era, what’s next for his MMA career, his beef history with Dillon Danis, more; Jack Hermansson about his UFC Fort Lauderdale main event bout with ‘Jacare’ Souza, the title picture at middleweight, more. We also take your questions on the latest news in...

Duration:01:57:16

#475 – Justin Gaethje, Paulie Malignaggi, Javier Mendez, Josh Emmett

4/1/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Justin Gaethje about his knockout win over Edson Barboza at UFC Philadelphia, what’s next for his career, his post-fight interview with Paul Felder, more; Paulie Malignaggi about signing with Bare Knuckle FC, possibly fighting Artem Lobov, more; AKA coach Javier Mendez about the future for Cain Velasquez, what’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov, more; Josh Emmett about his knockout win over Michael Johnson, where he goes next, more. We also...

Duration:02:10:26

#474 – Stephen Thompson, Kevin Lee, Maycee Barber, Jack Marshman

3/25/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Kevin Lee about jumping up to welterweight, facing Rafael dos Anjos, more; Stephen Thompson about his knockout loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville, what’s next for him, more; Maycee Barber about her comeback win against JJ Aldrich over the weekend, her young career, where she goes from here, more; Jack Marshman about his recent win over John Phillips, leaving the army without permission to compete at UFC London, more. We also take...

Duration:01:35:49

#473 – Valentina Shevchenko, Dominick Reyes

3/18/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko about her her UFC 238 title bout against Jessica Eye, the state of the division, more; Dominick Reyes about his UFC London win over Volkan Oezdemir, his position on the light heavyweight division, what’s next and more. We also take your questions on the latest news in MMA on Sound Off and A Round of Tweets, plus we discuss Jorge Masvidal’s post-fight brawl with Leon Edwards on Is Normal.

Duration:01:30:35

#472 – Alexander Gustafsson, Clay Guida, Mickey Gall, Ralek Gracie

3/11/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Alexander Gustafsson about getting matched up with Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm, Jon Jones’ most recent title defense, more; Clay Guida about his upcoming bout with BJ Penn at UFC 237, the controversy surrounding Team Alpha Male, more; Ralek Gracie about making a comeback with Metamoris, the controversy surrounding the promotion, more; Mickey Gall about his loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC 235, health issues heading into the fight, and...

Duration:01:47:22

#471 – Ben Askren, Brandon Gibson, Henri Hooft

3/4/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Ben Askren about his controversial win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 235, his lack of relationship with Dana White, what’s next, more; Jon Jones’ striking coach Brandon Gibson about Jones’ win over Anthony Smith, his performance in the cage, what’s next and more; Kamaru Usman’s coach Henri Hooft about Usman’s capture of UFC welterweight gold, preparing for Tyron Woodley, and more. We also take your questions on the latest news in MMA on...

Duration:01:38:54

#470 – Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya, Greg Jackson, Paul Felder

2/25/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Dustin Poirier about his interim lightweight title fight with Max Holloway, how the fight came about, more; Greg Jackson about Jon Jones’ title defense at UFC 235, coaching Jones, more; Israel Adesanya about his interim middleweight championship fight at UFC 236 against Kelvin Gastelum, the state of the division, more; Paul Felder about the status of his health following his bout with James Vick at UFC Phoenix, what’s next for him,...

Duration:02:02:06

#469 – Anthony Smith, Stefan Struve, Valerie Loureda, Matt Mitrione

2/18/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Anthony Smith about his UFC 235 main event fight against Jon Jones, his issues with Colby Covington, more; Stefan Struve about his upcoming bout at UFC on ESPN+ 3, his career, more; Valerie Loureda about her successful pro debut at Bellator 216, her martial arts background, more; Matt Mitrione about his Sergei Kharitonov main event bout at Bellator 215 that ended in a no contest due to groin shot, what’s next from here, more. We also...

Duration:02:06:25

#468 – Daniel Cormier, Israel Adesanya, Aljamain Sterling

2/11/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier about the lobbying efforts of Stipe Miocic to get a rematch, Cain Velasquez’s return, Ryan Bader becoming champ-champ in Bellator, more; Israel Adesanya about his win over Anderson Silva at UFC 234, comments made about him by Paulo Costa and Chris Weidman, his plans for 2019, more; Aljamain Sterling about his upcoming bout against Jimmie Rivera at UFC on ESPN 1, bantamweight title picture,...

Duration:01:40:50

#467 – Stephen Thompson, Trevor Wittman, Ricardo Almeida, Jose Torres

2/4/2019
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On this episode of The MMA Hour, Luke Thomas speaks to Stephen Thompson about his unusual fight with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, how the fight came about, Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman, more; Coach Trevor Wittman about his new commentary role for UFC broadcasts, coaching and cornering fighters, more; former UFC welterweight and now coach Ricardo Almeida about Marlon Moraes’ sensational win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fortaleza, more; Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres about the next...

Duration:02:07:12

#466 – Dennis Bermudez, Allen Crowder, Eric Albarracin

1/21/2019
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Luke Thomas speaks to Dennis Bermudez about his decision to retire from MMA, his win over Te Edwards at UFC Brooklyn, a look back on his MMA career, what's next for him, and more (1:00:37); Henry Cejudo's coach and mentor Eric Albarracin about Cejudo's win over TJ Dillashaw, the future of the flyweight division, what's next for Cejudo, and more (02:36); Allen Crowder about his DQ win over Greg Hardy, the fight itself, what's next for him, and more (1:28:31). Luke also breaks down Donald...

Duration:02:12:16

#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 (1:21:59). Luke...

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