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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 MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani SB Nation

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    • 4.8 • 520 Ratings

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.

    Kevin Lee, Calvin Kattar, Sergio Pettis, Gunnar Nelson, Brad Riddell, Rafael dos Anjos, And More

    Kevin Lee, Calvin Kattar, Sergio Pettis, Gunnar Nelson, Brad Riddell, Rafael dos Anjos, And More

    Calvin Kattar talks around (4:02) about his UFC return, reacts to Dana White’s comments after the Max Holloway fight, his performance against Max Holloway, and more.
    Kevin Lee discusses around (23:00) his UFC release, how he found out, what’s next for his career, what he is the most proud of during his UFC tenure, and more.
    Sergio Pettis discusses around (45:05) his upcoming Bellator title defense, the difference between UFC vs. Bellator, how tough the weight cut is at 135 pounds, and much more.
    Gunnar Nelson discusses around (01:05:45) his lengthy absence from the UFC, when he was injured against ‘The Mountain,’ if he would fight Khamzat Chimaev, and much more.
    Brad Riddell discusses around (01:37:52) his co-main event fight at UFC Vegas 44, training under quarantine, Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira, and more.
    Rafael dos Anjos discusses around (01:59:13) his recent move to Rio de Janeiro, his recent surgeries, a possible rematch with Tony Ferguson, running into Nate Diaz at Whole Foods after the Conor McGregor fight, and more.
    GC and Helwani discuss around (02:35:21) best bets for Bellator and UFC Vegas 44.
    In this episode of On the Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses around (03:07:08) the team behind the scenes at The MMA Hour, the future of Megan Anderson, the lightweight title picture, Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier at heavyweight, and more.
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    • 4 hr 10 min
    George Kambosos Jr., Quinton Jackson, Brandon Moreno, Jan Blachowicz, Rob Font, And More

    George Kambosos Jr., Quinton Jackson, Brandon Moreno, Jan Blachowicz, Rob Font, And More

    Rob Font discusses around (5:46) if he celebrated Cody Garbrandt win, facing Jose Aldo this Saturday night, what it was like to pass up a title shot, the key to his recent win streak, how he started mixed martial arts, and more.
    Brandon Moreno explains (44:20) how his life has changed as a UFC champion, meeting Canelo Alvarez, his trilogy fight with Deiveson Figueiredo, his opponent’s “fake people,” and more. 
    Jan Blachowicz discusses (1:11:15) his title loss at UFC 267, what changes he might make, when he would like to return, and more. 
    Rampage Jackson discusses (1:33:09) MMA’s win at Triad Combat, his son’s recent amateur victory, his issues with Shannon Briggs, passing on the UFC Hall of Fame, his movie career, and more.
    George Kambosos Jr. discusses (2:12:25) his big upset of Teofimo Lopez, when he saw “the fear” in Lopez, why he got knocked down late in the fight, why he chose boxing over rugby, and more.
    GC and Helwani look back around (2:36:07) at the best bets from this past weekend.
    NewYorkRic looks around (2:57:42) at what was hot recently on social media and discusses the latest MMA news.
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    • 3 hr 30 min
    Dan Hooker, Bryce Mitchell, Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione, And More

    Dan Hooker, Bryce Mitchell, Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione, And More

    Frank Mir discusses around (10:54) his Triad Combat debut this weekend, if he’s done with MMA, if it’s the biggest payday of his career, what’s it like watching Bella Mir to compete, and more.
    Matt Mitrione discusses around (32:04) his issues with mixed martial arts, his Triad Combat debut, if he’s done with MMA, what happened at end of Bellator tenure, and more.
    Bryce Mitchell announces around (1:01:17) his plans to release a mixtape next week, his top three favorite rappers, when he might fight again in the UFC, and more.
    Dan Hooker discusses around (1:33:42) when he’s finally returning home, the message he was trying to send for a possible featherweight return, if he wants to fight at featherweight next, his performance against Islam Makhachev, and more.
    GC and Helwani discuss around (2:06:21) his best bets for the Triad Combat event this Saturday night.
    In the latest On the Nose segment around (2:33:40), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC walkouts, Nate Diaz vs. Ben Askren, Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane, the best UFC crowds, and more.
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    • 3 hr 38 min
    Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, Sean Brady, Adrian Yanez, Loopy Godinez, Muhammad Mokaev, And More

    Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, Sean Brady, Adrian Yanez, Loopy Godinez, Muhammad Mokaev, And More

    Loopy Godinez around (09:15) talks about her busy UFC schedule, her childhood move from Mexico to Canada, how she got into mixed martial arts, and much more.
    Muhammed Mokaev around (34:18) discusses joining the UFC at 21 years old, why he left Dagestan as a kid, how he got into mixed martial arts, why he wants to fight Cody Durden first, Conor McGregor’s comments about Dagestan, and more.
    Stipe Miocic around (1:03:43) discusses his mustache, why he didn’t square off Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, if he was upset about getting passed up for UFC interim heavyweight title fight, what happened against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, who he wants next, and more.
    Sean Brady around (1:35:58) discusses his early nose injury against Michael Chiesa, a scary foot injury earlier this year, who he wants next, how he ended up in the UFC, how many tattoos he has, and more.
    Adrian Yanez around (2:04:09) discusses his ear injury, going the distance with Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 43, his first fight without his coach Saul Soliz, his job as a meter reader, and more. 
    NewYorkRic around (2:40:27) lists the people to watch after a busy week in the world of mixed martial arts.
    GC and Helwani around (3:15:36) takes a look back at the best bets from UFC Vegas 43 — and in a surprise turn of events, Daniel Cormier calls in to bury the hatchet with Ariel.
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    • 3 hr 49 min
    Becky Lynch in studio, Jorge Masvidal and Malki Kawa, Michael Chiesa, Joanne Wood, Arnold Allen, and more

    Becky Lynch in studio, Jorge Masvidal and Malki Kawa, Michael Chiesa, Joanne Wood, Arnold Allen, and more

    Joanne Wood (5:11) discusses her upcoming fight at UFC Vegas 43 on Saturday, her recent marriage, Lauren Murphy’s performance in Valentina Shevchenko’s last title fight, and more.
    Michael Chiesa (33:29) discusses his last UFC outing against Vicente Luque, his upcoming fight against Sean Brady at UFC Vegas 43, his beard, his commercial with Justin Gaethje, and more.
    Arnold Allen (1:01:25) discusses his absence from the UFC, Yair Rodriguez vs. Max Holloway, who he might want to fight next, and more.
    Becky Lynch (1:43:25) discusses her feud with Charlotte Flair, how their relationship turned sour, if she thought about retirement during her break, coming back as a heel, and more.
    Jorge Masvidal (2:34:41) discusses why he dropped out of next month’s fight against Leon Edwards, if he would rather face Leon Edwards or Colby Covington next, if he would do The Ultimate Fighter is in his future, Conor McGregor’s future, the recent Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington showdown, and more.
    GC and Helwani (3:05:13) break down best bets for the UFC Vegas 43 event on Saturday night.
    In the latest On the Nose segment (3:32:32), Ariel Helwani discusses Carla Esparza’s UFC future, what podcasts he listens to, who would he love to interview still, his dream vacation spot, and more.
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    • 4 hr 14 min
    Dustin Poirier, Alex Volkanovski, Michael Chandler, Miesha Tate, Jordan Burroughs, Khaos Williams, And More

    Dustin Poirier, Alex Volkanovski, Michael Chandler, Miesha Tate, Jordan Burroughs, Khaos Williams, And More

    Miesha Tate (17:26) discusses her upcoming main event against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 43, her recent battle with COVID-19, her new “engine,” defends her Aspen Ladd comments, and more.
    Khaos Williams (40:19) looks back at his impressive knockout at UFC Vegas 42, his difficult past, how he ended up in mixed martial arts, how became “Khaos,” and more.
    Michael Chandler (1:01:57) discusses his incredible fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 268, the stitches he received, why he wants Conor McGregor next, “new kid on the block” Ian Garry, and more.
    Jordan Burroughs (1:36:50) explains his recent MMA tweet, why his future might include mixed martial arts, his plans for wrestling, the 2024 Olympics, and more.
    Dustin Poirier (2:01:58) discusses his upcoming title fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269, his thoughts on Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje, recent comments with Justin Gaethje, why Max Holloway isn’t the best boxer in the UFC, and more.
    In this edition of Ric’s Picks (2:38:01), Eric Jackman and Ariel Helwani look at what’s next for Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez, the recent Herb Dean controversy, and more.
    GC and Helwani recap the best bets from a busy MMA weekend.
    Alexander Volkanovski (3:38:29) discusses Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez fight at UFC Vegas 42, if he wants a third fight with Max Holloway, his other options, and much more.
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    • 4 hr 4 min

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4.8 out of 5
520 Ratings

520 Ratings

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jerzyxplorer

Today was a great episode. The last few have had some really candid guest. Rose , Max , Chito. Great

Neville_MMA ,

Heelwani is the goat.

Heelwani is the goat definitely the Best in the Business. Any one who listens to Shaub is a looser. If you come at the king you better not miss.

Whiskey Hank ,

End of an Era

Used to be better

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