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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Mondays, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee play matchmaker and predict what's next for notable names from the previous weekend's UFC events with "On to the Next One." On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." On Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Mondays, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee play matchmaker and predict what's next for notable names from the previous weekend's UFC events with "On to the Next One." On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." On Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Between the Links: Episode 32 | Fight Island Preview, Nate Diaz's Return, Edwards vs. Chimaev, More

    Between the Links: Episode 32 | Fight Island Preview, Nate Diaz's Return, Edwards vs. Chimaev, More

    Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and journalist James Lynch to preview the UFC's return to Fight Island, discuss the competitiveness of the three main events--Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar, Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny and Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor--storylines surrounding UFC Fight Island 7 and UFC Fight Island 8, Nate Diaz's possible return to 155, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev being rebooked again, and more.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Steven Marrocco Details Road To Releasing Important Spencer Fisher Article, Talks Dana White's Reaction

    Steven Marrocco Details Road To Releasing Important Spencer Fisher Article, Talks Dana White's Reaction

    MMA Fighting Deputy Editor Steven Marrocco speaks with Mike Heck to discuss the incredibly important piece of journalism released earlier this week about former UFC fighter Spencer Fisher, gives some behind the scenes insight in putting it all together, Dana White's reaction to the article, and more.
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    • 25 min
    What the Heck: Stephen Thompson, Casey Kenney, Tristan Connelly & Lerone Murphy

    What the Heck: Stephen Thompson, Casey Kenney, Tristan Connelly & Lerone Murphy

    This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson (4:57) to recap his win over Geoff Neal in the main event of UFC Vegas 17, and get an update on the apparent leg injury he suffered in the bout.
    Casey Kenney (26:12) previews his bantamweight showdown with former champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 259 on March 6.
    Tristan Connelly (43:16) gives an update on what life has been like since his 2019 upset debut win over Michel Pereira at UFC Vancouver and when we can expect to see him compete again.
    Finally, Lerone Murphy (1:13:42) previews his UFC Fight Island 8 featherweight matchup with Douglas Andrade on Jan. 20.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    On To the Next One: Top-5 Title & Non-Title Fights We Need To See in 2021

    On To the Next One: Top-5 Title & Non-Title Fights We Need To See in 2021

    On the 26th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee list off their top-five title fights we need to see in 2021 in the sport of mixed martial arts. 
    In addition, they also discuss five of the best non-title fights we could see during this new year. Where do the likes of Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and others fit in these equations? 

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    • 48 min
    What the Heck: Michael Chiesa, Anthony Pettis, Jon Anik & James Krause

    What the Heck: Michael Chiesa, Anthony Pettis, Jon Anik & James Krause

    This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Michael Chiesa (6:36) to preview his UFC Fight Island 8 main event matchup with Neil Magny on Jan. 20.
    Jon Anik (30:23) talks the return to Fight Island to kick off the UFC's 2021 year, Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar, Dana White's relationship with the media, criticism of Joe Rogan, and more.
    Anthony Pettis (57:30) explains his decision to sign with the PFL after a long career with the UFC, discusses how his mindset has changed, Natan Schulte, and if he had any regrets now that he has departed from the UFC.
    Finally, James Krause (1:23:38) reacts to not getting the matchup with Joaquin Buckley, gives his thoughts on people saying he was ducking Buckley, Diego Sanchez calling him out via Instagram direct message, Megan Anderson's upcoming fight with Amanda Nunes, and more.
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, UFC 257, Rizin 26, more

    Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, UFC 257, Rizin 26, more

    For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest headlines in MMA.
    Some topics include a preview of UFC Fight Island’s lineup, the recently announced Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 257, Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259, and more. The three will also reflect on Rizin 26, headlined by Kyoji Horiguchi’s TKO over Kai Asakura.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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