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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.
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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.

    Brandon Moreno, Fernand Lopez, Bobby Lashley, Jimmy Smith, and more

    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.
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    • 3 hrs 56 min
    Francis Ngannou, Eric Nicksick, Tom Aspinall, Kenny Florian, and more

    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.
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    • 4 hrs 12 min
    Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, Ilia Topuria, Eric Nicksick, and more

    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.
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    • 3 hrs 57 min
    Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling, Calvin Kattar, Miesha Tate, and more

    Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling, Calvin Kattar, Miesha Tate, and more

    Calvin Kattar around (3:23) discusses his recent win at UFC Vegas 46 at Giga Chikadze, if he felt overlooked by Giga Chikadze, and much more.
    Miesha Tate around (17:20) explains her move to the flyweight division, why it might benefit her, what happened against Ketlen Vieira, how she might change up her corner next time, her controversial OnlyFans comments, and more.
    Aljamain Sterling around (1:05:54) discusses his title defense being moved back to UFC 273, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, his problems with USADA, and more.
    Michael Page around (1:59:46) discusses finally getting Bellator welterweight title shot, why fighters should get paid more for non-title five-round fights, and more.
    GC and Helwani around (2:26:01) look back at his best bets from UFC Vegas 46.
    Alexander Volkanovski around (3:01:02) discusses his upcoming title defense against The Korean Zombie, Giga Chikadze’s comments, his thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s wishes, and more.
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    • 3 hrs 42 min
    Robert Whittaker, Kevin Holland, Urijah Faber, Chatri Sityodtong, Al Foran, And More

    Robert Whittaker, Kevin Holland, Urijah Faber, Chatri Sityodtong, Al Foran, And More

    Chatri Sityodtong around (5:18) talks about some big fights at his upcoming ONE X event, if he wants to fight UFC president Dana White, and much more.
    Kevin Holland around (35:27) talks about breaking his fight news on his OnlyFans, if he actually rapped on his promo, why he dropped down to 170 pounds, his social feud with Derek Brunson, his clash with Nick Diaz, and more.
    Al Foran around (1:09:05) discusses how he started impressions, his charity clash with Conor McGregor, and delivers his impressions of Donald Trump, McGregor, MIke Tyson, Tyson Fury, and more.
    Urijah Faber around (1:39:54) talks about a possible showdown with Cub Swanson, if he would fight more then once if he decided to return, a special event poster in his house, and more.
    GC and Helwani around (2:32:10) look at the best bets for Saturday’s UFC Vegas 46 from Las Vegas.
    Robert Whittaker around (2:59:02) discusses his biggest regret in his first fight with Israel Adesanya, what he thought of Adesanya’s last performance, how he lost the “hate” for Adesanya, and more.
    In his latest On the Nose segment around (3:31:42), Ariel Helwani talks about his kids’ favorite teams, Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy, good TUF coaches, Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington, Dillon Danis’ recent comments, and Combate Global.
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    • 4 hrs 23 min
    Ciryl Gane, Michael Chandler, Mark Hunt, Marc Goddard

    Ciryl Gane, Michael Chandler, Mark Hunt, Marc Goddard

    Conner Burks around (13:22) discusses futures bets for 2022 and who might become UFC champs at the end of the year.
    Marc Goddard around (34:08) discusses how to become a better MMA ref or judge, how much confidence comes into play, should refs be paid more, and more.
    Ciryl Gane around (1:03:15) discusses the trash talk between his coach and Francis Ngannou, if he is stressed before UFC 270, the chance meeting in the hall with Ngannou, the last time he talked to Ngannou, and much more.
    Michael Chandler around (1:32:33) discusses his wrestling match with Gregor Gillespie, how long it took to physically get over his Justin Gaethje fight, a possible fight with Tony Ferguson next, his Dustin Poirier comments, and more.
    Mark Hunt around (2:08:42) discusses why he decided to quit combat sports, how his UFC lawsuit cost him his passion for fighting, and more. Also, Hunt’s lawyer Christina Denning joined the call to give the latest on his UFC lawsuit.
    In this edition of Ric’s Picks around (2:57:57), Eric Jackman looks at the social callout by Gregor Gillespie, Miesha Tate’s move to flyweight, Chael Sonnen’s fastball, and more.
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    • 3 hrs 45 min

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