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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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.


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Francis Ngannou, Leon Edwards, Dominick Cruz, Corey Anderson, Casey O?Neill, Mike Winkeljohn, and more

Francis Ngannou (3:08) discusses his tough time with the UFC and his return, how he felt about the interim title at UFC 265, what it?s like facing Ciryl Gane, and more. Mike Winkeljohn (39:24) talks about his decision on Jon Jones after his recent troubles, Holly Holm?s recent injury woes, Claressa Shields? MMA prospects, and more. Leon Edwards (1:04:44) talks about finally getting a fight against Jorge Masvidal, if he will get a title shot after next win, Jake Hadley getting a UFC contract, what he has to say to Gilbert Burns, and more. Corey Anderson (1:29:23) discusses his issues with the UFC during his tenure, his move to Bellator, why he likes ?two checks,? his career goals, and much more. Casey O?Neill (2:04:35) discusses her great start in the UFC, her wild journey to the UFC and Las Vegas, her ?King? nickname, the difference between Scottish and Australian fans, what?s next, and much more. Dominick Cruz (2:31:33) discusses his return against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269, his relationship with Monster Energy, any regrets in his career, and more. GC and Helwani (3:09:01) take a look at upcoming bets for the UFC Vegas 40 event and more. In his latest On the Nose segment (3:33:01), Ariel Helwani responds to Bryan Callen, Brendan Schaub and Josh Thomson, and gives advice for upcoming journalists, talks Nate Diaz?s next fight, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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T.J. Dillashaw, Mackenzie Dern, Zhang Weili, Scott Coker, Patricio Pitbull, Tommy Fury, and more

Mackenzie Dern (4:16) talks about her upcoming main event clash against Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 39, who she might call out if she wins, and more. Scott Coker (22:24:) breaks tons of news about Cris Cyborg, Patricio Pitbull (34:54) and more, gives an update on Anthony ?Rumble? Johnson, if a tournament might happen at 135 pounds, Bellator vs. Rizin fights in the future, and more. Tommy Fury (1:04:50) talks about his last performance in Cleveland, what he thinks of Jake Paul?s last fight, how Tyson Fury will do against Deontay Wilder, and more. GC and Helwani (1:31:19) take a look at upcoming bets for the UFC Vegas 39 event and Fury vs. Wilder 3. T.J. Dillashaw (2:01:09) discusses his knee injury he suffered in his last fight, how he dealt with the pain, when he might able to return, and more. Zhang Weili (2:30:56) discusses why she cut her hair, why she changed managers, if Chris Weidman?s leg break bothered her before the Rose Namajunas fight, if Rose?s ?better dead than red? comments crossed the line, and more. In his latest On the Nose segment (2:55:58), Ariel Helwani discusses Henry Cejudo?s title hopes against Alexander Volkanovski, the five biggest draws in the UFC, the recent comments by Brendan Schaub, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tyson Fury, Kevin Holland, Cory Sandhagen, Derek Brunson, Dan Hooker, Demian Maia, and More

Kevin Holland (5:38) discusses stopping an alleged car thief Monday morning, his controversial fight at UFC Vegas 38, who he wants next, and much more. Cory Sandhagen (32:46) discusses his interim title fight against Petr Yan at UFC 267, his recent loss against T.J. Dillashaw, and much more. Demian Maia (1:02:35) discusses his wishes for a retirement fight in the UFC, his last outing at UFC 263, if he regrets not retiring after the Ben Askren win, and much more. Derek Brunson (1:36:10) explains why he took the Jared Cannonier fight, what was the turning point for him in his UFC career, why he decided to bleach his hair, and more. Dan Hooker (2:03:33) discusses why he decided to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, what the UFC did to help arrange the fight, being captain of his team, and more. Tyson Fury (2:31:50) discusses his upcoming trilogy clash with Deontay Wilder, his reaction to Anthony Joshua loss, what makes Fury different, and much more. GC and Helwani (3:03:35) look back at GC?s positive weekend placing bets on Bellator and UFC cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Valentina Shevchenko, Aljamain Sterling, Demetrious Johnson, Michael Page, Johnny Walker, Morgan Charriere, And More

Michael Page (7:37) discusses his upcoming rematch against Douglas Lima at Bellator 267, his past issues with Bellator, and much more. Aljamain Sterling (33:58) discusses why he couldn?t compete at UFC 267, when he knew his neck injury was too severe to return, his thoughts on the interim title fight, and more. Valentina Shevchenko (1:05:43) discusses her performance against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266, a possible superfight against Amanda Nunes, and more. Demetrious Johnson (1:33:31) discusses his upcoming mixed rules fight at ONE Championship, gives advice to young fighters, and much more. Morgan Charriere (2:04:44) discusses how he teamed up with Twitch star Kamet0 in France to push each other, why he didn?t compete for Bellator in France, his upcoming title fight at Cage Warriors, and much more. Johnny Walker (2:32:35) discusses his upcoming main event tilt against Thiago Santos, how training has gone for him at SBG Ireland, why so long between fights, and more. Conner Burks (2:59:17) gives his picks and parlays for the upcoming Bellator and UFC cards this weekend. Ariel Helwani answers questions about Tony Ferguson, Dana White?s praise of Nick Diaz, offers to help Henry Cejudo get back on track and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Alexander Volkanovski, Anderson Silva, Dan Hooker, Merab Dvalishvili, and more

Ariel Helwani breaks down the top moments and top performances from UFC 266 this past Saturday night. Merab Dvalishvili (37:19) discusses his big win at UFC 266, what?s next and his viral videos at an icy pond. Dan Hooker (1:03:17) discusses his crazy week before UFC 266, his performance, a possible move to the United States, and more. Conner Burks (1:39:13) recaps what went right and wrong in his gambling picks for UFC 266.  Anderson Silva (2:01:24) discusses his big year in boxing, Floyd Mayweather and the Paul brothers and who could be next, the recent troubles of Jon Jones, and more. Alexander Volkanovski (2:32:36) breaks down his win over Brian Ortega at UFC 266, how he got out of two dangerous submission attempts, who he wants to face next and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Aleksandar Rakic, Action Bronson, Mark Coleman, Richard Schaefer, Lauren Murphy, and more

Aleksandar Rakic (2:26) responds to a recent callout by Anthony Smith, discusses his issues with Jiri Prochazka, and much more. Action Bronson (35:11) talks about his recent weight loss, his turning point, what his thoughts were on Conor McGregor?s recent first pitch, and more. UFC Hall of Fame Mark Coleman (1:07:33) talks about his favorite memories of Kevin Randleman, Coleman?s recent sobriety, the recent Ohio State wrestling scandal, and much more. Richard Schaefer (1:36:49) discusses his new company Probellum, its goals and the future of Jon Jones in the heavyweight division of the UFC. Lauren Murphy (2:04:57) discusses her start in mixed martial arts, her fight against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266, and much more. Ariel Helwani (2:32:58) discusses why he would block some fans for life, his favorite UFC moments, Conor McGregor?s first pitch, and more. Conner Burks also made his gambling picks for UFC 266. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Carlos Condit, Anthony Smith, Alexander Volkanovski, Dan Hooker, Leon Edwards, Ryan Kavanaugh, and more

Anthony Smith (9:10) discusses his win over Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37, what had made him so upset, a possible future fight with Aleksandar Rakic, and more. Carlos Condit (38:11) discusses why he decided to call it quits, his favorite fight, what could be next, and more. Ryan Kavanaugh (1:06:24) explains how he felt about Holyfield vs. Belfort event, what might be next for Vitor Belfort, if he has an issue with Dana White, and more. Leon Edwards (1:38:28) explains why he deserves a title shot next, who would he return to fight in the Octagon, and more. Alexander Volkanovski (2:01:46) discusses his UFC 266 title defense against Brian Ortega on Saturday, how he feels after dealing with COVID, what could be next after his title defense, and more. Dan Hooker (2:33:31) explains his Visa issues before UFC 266, what his fight week will be like, what could be next, and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Michael Chandler, Valentina Shevchenko, Yoel Romero, Julianna Pena, Chatri Sityodtong, and more

Chatri Sityodtong (5:37) talks about how ONE Championship has dealt with the pandemic, possibility of having future events in the U.S., a special event in December, and more. Yoel Romero (36.19) discusses his Bellator debut, his last UFC fight, the possibility of boxing Jake Paul instead of Ben Askren, what he thinks of Jake Paul, and more. Julianna Pena (1:03:35) discusses her upcoming title shot against Amanda Nunes, dealing with the delays, balancing being a mother and a fighter, and more. Valentina Shevchenko (1:31:22) discusses her upcoming title defense against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266, why she travels so much, if she would ever return to world of boxing, and more. Michael Chandler (2:02:24) breaks down his loss to Charles Oliveira, his upcoming fight against Justin Gaethje, his choice not to get vaccinated, who he thinks will win Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier, and more. In his latest Q&A segment, Ariel Helwani (2:33:37) reveals what breaking news he had to sit on, if he wants Nate Diaz to fight against Vincente Luque, how he would fix the UFC, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Jake Paul, Sean O?Malley, Luke Rockhold, Gable Steveson, and Glover Teixeira

Ariel Helwani discusses the Holyfield vs. Belfort event, what?s next for Triller, Conor McGregor vs. Machine Gun Kelly, and much more on Monday afternoon on The MMA Hour. Glover Teixeira talks (32:14) about his upcoming title fight against Jan Blachowicz, how Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort did in their recent boxing matches, how long he wants to compete in the UFC, and more. Gable Steveson (1:02:43) discusses how he ended up with his big decision, how soon he might debut in the WWE, if he will ever compete in MMA, and more. Luke Rockhold (1:30:11) talks about his upcoming fight against Sean Strickland at UFC 268, his issues with the UFC, if the fighters will ever unionize, and more. Sean O?Malley (2:01:00) discusses why he passed up on Frankie Edgar fight at UFC 268, his possible feud with Paddy Pimblett, his next fight, his projects outside the UFC, and much more. Jake Paul (2:32:18) discuses recent callouts by Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva, who he wants to fight next, what drives him in the sport of boxing, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Anthony Smith, Paddy Pimblett, Tom Aspinall, Molly McCann, Jack Shore, and Ian Garry

Jack Shore (8:39) discusses his multiple injuries suffered in his last UFC outing, working with his father, what?s next, and more. Molly McCann (33:15) discusses her latest win and how she snapped her recent skid, why she went to a mind coach, what?s next, and much more. Tom Aspinall (1:02:27) discusses his latest win in the Octagon at UFC Vegas 36, why he hopes for more experience in the Octagon, what it?s like to spar Tyson Fury, and much more. Anthony Smith (1:34:43) discusses why Ryan Spann doesn?t like him and why Spann his mad, Smith's future as a UFC commentator, and much more. Paddy Pimblett (2:05:04) talks about life after his first UFC win, the fun he?s having now, what?s next, and more. Ian Garry (2:31:35) discusses making his UFC debut at Madison Square Garden next month, why he split from his former camp before his last Cage Warriors title, his new camp, and more. Ariel Helwani (2:51:13) answers questions about what?s next for Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, Brendan Schaub?s recent remarks, the Paddy Pimblett bandwagon, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Aljamain Sterling, Al Iaquinta, Marlon Vera, Eric Nicksick, Laura Sanko, Ricky Turcios, and more

Ricky Turcios (05:44) discusses becoming TUF champion, the challenges of living in the house, what he learned and much more. Al Iaquinta (33:27) discusses his possible next fight with Bobby Green at UFC 268, how he found out about the fight, his trip to Georgia with Merab Dvalishvili and more. Eric Nicksick (1:05:55) discusses the recent death of Kyle Reyes, how he got started at Xtreme Couture, his first UFC fight, Francis Ngannou vs. UFC, Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, Miesha Tate, Kevin Lee, and more. Aljamain Sterling (1:36:22) clears the air with his beef with Ariel Helwani, what went wrong in the first fight against Petr Yan, what his current health is after his surgery, and more. Marlon Vera (2:10:08) discusses facing Frankie Edgar at Madison Square Garden, his thoughts on Sean O?Malley passing up the fight, his road to big UFC fights, and more. Ariel Helwani (2:31:35) answers questions about UFC 199 (again), the current crop of UFC commentators, including Joe Rogan, the Diaz brothers, and much more. Laura Sanko (2:58:36) discusses her historic opportunity to call UFC fights, when she found out she was going to call fights, how she pulled off all three gigs at DWCS, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tyron Woodley, Mike Perry, Teddy Atlas, Paddy Pimblett, Jeremy Piven, and Vitor Belfort

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show with his experience at the Paul vs. Woodley event, his thoughts on the main event, what could be next for Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, and more. Mike Perry (28:56) breaks down the Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul clash, his time as a sparring partner against Jake Paul, what he wants to do next, how he has changed, and more. Teddy Atlas (1:00:43) breaks down what went wrong for Tyron Woodley and how Jake Paul has evolved after their showdown Sunday night in Cleveland. Paddy Pimblett (1:34:54) discusses finally making his UFC debut this weekend at UFC Vegas 36, his issues with Instagram and his visa, and much more. Jeremy Piven (2:00:17) discusses how he became a combat sports fan, how close his ?Entourage? character Ari Gold was to UFC owner Ari Emanuel, and much more. Vitor Belfort (2:32:41) talks about this upcoming clash against Oscar De La Hoya, why he doesn?t like the Paul brothers, what happened with ONE Championship, and more. Tyron Woodley (3:02:16) breaks down his fight against Jake Paul on Sunday night, what he could have done differently and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, A.J. McKee, Kevin Holland, Brendan Loughnane

Brendan Loughnane (06:42) discusses his challenging road to the PFL, his upcoming fight Friday night, and more. Kevin Holland (32:20) talks about his recent travels to secure wrestling experience, his life as a pro fighter, what?s next, and much more. A.J. McKee (1:00:00) talks about how close he came to free agency, his future plans and what division, and his father, Antonio, jumps in to talk about payment and much more. Miesha Tate (1:37:50) discusses her recent salary comments, how she has changed as a fighter with two children, what?s next, and much more. Cris Cyborg (2:04:45) discusses why she hopes to fight Kayla Harrison down the road, Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz, and what?s next for her, and much more. Ariel Helwani (2:23:18) discusses the biggest regret of his career, boxing vs. MMA media, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tyron Woodley, Alistair Overeem, Gable Steveson, Jared Cannonier, more

Jared Cannonier (06:57) discusses his big win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34, his ?broke? comments after the fight, what?s next, and more.Gable Steveson Was ?Scared? When I Met Brock Lesnar Gable Steveson (33:21) discusses his free-agent tour with WWE and top MMA promotions, his thrilling gold medal win, meeting Brock Lesnar, and more. Alistair Overeem (1:02:45) discusses his first fight in Glory against Rico Verhoeven, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and professional wrestling, and more. Rico Verhoeven (1:29:55) talks about his title defense against Alistair Overeem, why kickboxing isn?t bigger in the United States, and more. Tyron Woodley (2:02:36) discusses his impending clash against Jake Paul on Sunday night, his future MMA plans, and more. Kevin Lee (2:30:51) talks about his UFC return at UFC Vegas 35 on Saturday night, his thoughts on the welterweight division, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Georges St-Pierre, Jorge Masvidal, Ciryl Gane, Kayla Harrison, and Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman (07:08) gives an update on his health after his second surgery on his injured leg, what might not make him return, and more on Wednesday?s episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Ciryl Gane (40:25) discusses his relationship with Francis Ngannou, if he feels like the true UFC heavyweight champion, and more on Wednesday?s episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Kayla Harrison (1:05:32) discusses her upcoming PFL fight and her impending free agency, her thoughts on Claressa Shields? MMA debut, and more on Wednesday?s episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Georges St-Pierre (1:37:20) discusses why he wasn?t able to fight Oscar De La Hoya, his future in combat sports, Anderson Silva?s recent boxing fight, Conor McGregor career advice, and more on Wednesday?s episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Also, Ariel Helwani (2:09:18) answered your questions during Wednesday?s episode and some bonus ones after Masvidal interview. Jorge Masvidal (2:28:00) discusses life as a promoter, what?s next for him in the UFC, his Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul prediction, and more on Wednesday?s episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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The MMA Hour Returns! | Feat. Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya, Darren Till, Rampage Jackson, Urijah Faber

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show on why he returned to The MMA Hour, what to expect in this new era, and more. Dustin Poirier (31:09) breaks down his win at UFC 264, if he would fight Conor McGregor for a fourth time, and Nate Diaz?s ?wolf tickets.? Rampage Jackson (59:55) gives his side to the infamous car crash in 2008, his Fedor Emelianenko loss, his plans for a comeback, and more. Urijah Faber (1:40:55) talks about if he?s interested in a possible return in MMA, his thoughts on T.J. Dillashaw?s return to the cage, and more. Darren Till (2:06:40) discusses his thirst for a UFC belt, delivers a message to Israel Adesanya and more. Israel Adesanya (2:34:51) talks about his delayed title defense against Robert Whittaker, his thoughts on Jon Jones fighting at heavyweight, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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The MMA Hour Is Back

Unfiltered. Independent. Helwani. Twice a week starting August 16th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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