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    On To the Next One | Ask Mike & AK Anything Part 5

    On To the Next One | Ask Mike & AK Anything Part 5

    With the UFC, Bellator, and major MMA promotions off this past weekend, MMA Fighting's matchmaking show decided to give back to fans of the program with a special "Ask Us Anything" show.
    On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee take listener submitted questions about the legacy of Conor McGregor as a mixed martial artist and UFC champion. Additionally, fan topics include the 2023 Royal Rumble, Bo Nickal's ceiling, ranking UFC prospects' title hopes — including Muhammad Mokaev, Ilia Topuria, and Movsar Evloev, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, a potential matchup between Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington, dark horse fighters of the year, comparing careers of Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson, if Bellator, PFL, or ONE can take a big step towards the UFC in the top promotion conversation, and more.

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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Reaction: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2, Jorge Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns Set For UFC 287

    Reaction: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2, Jorge Masvidal vs. Gilbert Burns Set For UFC 287

    UFC president Dana White made a slew of big fight announcements on Friday — some that were already confirmed, and others that were not — including a massive pair of fights for the UFC's April pay-per-view event, UFC 287.
    Following White's special announcement stream, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Shaun Al-Shatti react to the Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya rematch for the UFC middleweight title headlining the April 8 event, Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal for the co-main event, Kevin Holland's next bout being booked, will a second title fight still be added with the Burns vs. Masvidal bout coming together as quick as it did, and much more.

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    • 16 min
    HOAM | Is Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson the Fight To Make?

    HOAM | Is Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson the Fight To Make?

    The MMA community is giving their opinions on a potential matchup between Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson for McGregor's return fight, as well as the possibility of them coaching against one another on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Is that the fight to make?
    On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions about that piece of business should it come to fruition, and if there are better options in play for the former two-division champion. Additionally, listener topics include UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill and the hopes for a fight with Jiri Prochazka in his first defense, Arman Tsarukyan calling out Michael Chandler, fighters claiming to be overlooked when they're really not, Bella Mir signing the UFC's first NIL deal, and more.
    You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    BTL | Jamahal Hill's Masterpiece, Teixeira Retires, Moreno Shines, UFC 283 Fallout

    BTL | Jamahal Hill's Masterpiece, Teixeira Retires, Moreno Shines, UFC 283 Fallout

    At the end of UFC 283 this past Saturday, Jamahal Hill left the arena in Rio de Janeiro as the UFC light heavyweight champion after beating Glover Teixeira in the main event. With his incredible performance, a divisive conversation began about where he sits in the overall rankings at 205 pounds.
    On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Hill's title win, where he ranks in the division, and what could be next for the new champion whether or not Jiri Prochazka is ready to come back for Hill's first defense. Additionally, topics include the reaction to Teixeira retiring and what he meant to the sport, Brandon Moreno stopping Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC 283 co-main event to regain the flyweight title, Figueiredo's options at 135, other standout performances from the UFC's first PPV event of the year, other news and notes from the past week, and more.
    Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Morning Kombat's Brian Campbell.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    HOAM | Is Jamahal Hill Being Disrespected After UFC 283 Title Win?

    HOAM | Is Jamahal Hill Being Disrespected After UFC 283 Title Win?

    Jamahal Hill is the current UFC light heavyweight champion after defeating Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 283 in his best performance to date. Following the victory, Hill has had a chip on his shoulder and feels disrespected by the MMA community. Does he have a point, or is this just a unique situation?
    On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers listener questions regarding Hill and his championship victory, and how he is being viewed amongst the top fighters in his division. Additionally, topics include the targeted bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo at UFC 287 and the difference between the words "targeted" and "set," a potential Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad fight, where Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev fit, UFC San Antonio on March 25, UFC ticket prices, and much more
    You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rankings Show: The Great UFC Belt Debate | Jamahal Hill's LHW Chaos, Moreno vs. DJ, Umar Nurmagomedov, More

    Rankings Show: The Great UFC Belt Debate | Jamahal Hill's LHW Chaos, Moreno vs. DJ, Umar Nurmagomedov, More

    Jamahal Hill is the new UFC champion — but is he really the No. 1 light heavyweight in the world?
    The MMA Fighting Rankings Show returns to make sense of a wild start to 2023! Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee are joined by Jed Meshew and Damon Martin to sort through the wreckage of UFC 283 and try to make sense of the light heavyweight division. Does Hill's new status as UFC champion mean he should automatically be considered the best 205-pounder in MMA? And does Brandon Moreno's series-clinching win over Deiveson Figueiredo put him over ONE Championship's Demetrious Johnson? That gang hits those topics plus Jailton Almeida's future in two divisions, Jed rocketing Umar Nurmagomedov up the bantamweight ranks, and more.
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    • 1 hr 25 min

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