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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 o

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Israel Adesanya, Mark Coleman, Dan Hooker live from UFC 300!

Ariel Helwani recaps the top highlights from the UFC 300 press conference and UFC 300 weigh-ins. He also gives his take on the new UFC gloves, as well. UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman around (15:17) discusses his trip to UFC 300, BMF title presentation, the rescue of his parents from the house fire, how they got them out of the house, his dog, why he returned to the hospital for pneumonia, how he’s doing now, how he works out all the time, what caused the fire, the Fedor fight, his fight with alcohol, the support of fans, how his dog will be remembered, his new dog, how he got hurt stretching, his hip surgeries, how he still plans to compete, an MMA match with Mike Tyson, Tyson vs. Paul, The Liver King, the carnivore diet, his hernia, his first UFC loss, his issues with John McCarthy, open scoring, and more. Israel Adesanya around (1:38:21) discusses UFC 300, how close he was to being the main event, the reason it didn’t happen, the recent comments by Dricus du Plessis, if Alex Pereira was an option, when he might return, if he was fired up for Sean Strickland, what he learned for the fight, his arrest before UFC 293, the Joshua vs. Ngannou fight, playing golf, using therapy, the Strickland vs. DDP fight, his words with DDP in the octagon, Chimaev vs. Whittaker, his conversations with Jamahal Hill, why he almost pulled out o the Derek Brunson fight, pro wrestling, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, the UFC 300 main event, if he will fight Pereira again, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:28:15) discusses his arm injury, his new tattoos, which ones were the most painful, what the leg ones represent, his comments about Arman Tsarukyan, Tsarukyan’s fight with Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, the other lightweight fights on UFC 300, training during COVID, why he doesn’t have a ticket to UFC 300, when he would like to return, why he wants to face Mateusz Gamrot next, the Islam Makhachev fight, UFC title quest, UFC gloves, Alexander Volkanovski’s last performance, cornering fighters, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew break down the top storylines from UFC 300. The panel then around (3:36:15) delivers a same-game parlay for the UFC 300 main event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Israel Adesanya, Mark Coleman, Dan Hooker live from UFC 300!

Ariel Helwani recaps the top highlights from the UFC 300 press conference and UFC 300 weigh-ins. He also gives his take on the new UFC gloves, as well. UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman around (15:17) discusses his trip to UFC 300, BMF title presentation, the rescue of his parents from the house fire, how they got them out of the house, his dog, why he returned to the hospital for pneumonia, how he’s doing now, how he works out all the time, what caused the fire, the Fedor fight, his fight with alcohol, the support of fans, how his dog will be remembered, his new dog, how he got hurt stretching, his hip surgeries, how he still plans to compete, an MMA match with Mike Tyson, Tyson vs. Paul, The Liver King, the carnivore diet, his hernia, his first UFC loss, his issues with John McCarthy, open scoring, and more. Israel Adesanya around (1:38:21) discusses UFC 300, how close he was to being the main event, the reason it didn’t happen, the recent comments by Dricus du Plessis, if Alex Pereira was an option, when he might return, if he was fired up for Sean Strickland, what he learned for the fight, his arrest before UFC 293, the Joshua vs. Ngannou fight, playing golf, using therapy, the Strickland vs. DDP fight, his words with DDP in the octagon, Chimaev vs. Whittaker, his conversations with Jamahal Hill, why he almost pulled out o the Derek Brunson fight, pro wrestling, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, the UFC 300 main event, if he will fight Pereira again, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:28:15) discusses his arm injury, his new tattoos, which ones were the most painful, what the leg ones represent, his comments about Arman Tsarukyan, Tsarukyan’s fight with Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, the other lightweight fights on UFC 300, training during COVID, why he doesn’t have a ticket to UFC 300, when he would like to return, why he wants to face Mateusz Gamrot next, the Islam Makhachev fight, UFC title quest, UFC gloves, Alexander Volkanovski’s last performance, cornering fighters, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew break down the top storylines from UFC 300. The panel then around (3:36:15) delivers a same-game parlay for the UFC 300 main event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:53:11

13 Apr 24

Live from UFC 300 with Demetrious Johnson, Merab Dvalishvili, Eric Nicksick, Tim Simpson in studio!

Ariel Helwani and the gang get settled in fabulous Las Vegas. Manager to the stars Tim Simpson around (23:43) discusses Israel Adesanya’s next fight, the negotiations that nearly landed Leon Edwards on UFC 300, Max Holloway’s future, Jiri Prochazka being “terribly injured” against Alex Pereira, Paul Hughes’ free agency, UFC 300's custom fighter shorts, Simpson’s recent fight, and more. UFC legend Demetrious Johnson around (1:19:13) discusses his biggest UFC 300 storylines, the GOAT debate, his current addiction to grappling competitions, why he’s not a BJJ black belt, Ryan Garcia’s mental state, Anthony Joshua beating Francis Ngannou in MMA, his negotiations with the UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick around (2:25:55) discusses the fallout from Francis Ngannou’s knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s decision to switch stances, how difficult it was afterward, Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis’ latest losses, Ngannou’s next step, adjustments Ngannou will have to make for his MMA return, Strickland not getting an immediate UFC title rematch, what went wrong against Dricus du Plessis, tricks for fighting at the UFC APEX, biggest UFC 300 questions, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (3:37:13) discusses a timeline for his potential UFC title fight against Sean O’Malley, how Aljamain Sterling has been looking at 145 pounds, Chris Weidman’s run of bad luck, the UFC’s new glove, Ilia Topuria’s success, his exploding DMs, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Live from UFC 300 with Demetrious Johnson, Merab Dvalishvili, Eric Nicksick, Tim Simpson in studio!

Ariel Helwani and the gang get settled in fabulous Las Vegas. Manager to the stars Tim Simpson around (23:43) discusses Israel Adesanya’s next fight, the negotiations that nearly landed Leon Edwards on UFC 300, Max Holloway’s future, Jiri Prochazka being “terribly injured” against Alex Pereira, Paul Hughes’ free agency, UFC 300's custom fighter shorts, Simpson’s recent fight, and more. UFC legend Demetrious Johnson around (1:19:13) discusses his biggest UFC 300 storylines, the GOAT debate, his current addiction to grappling competitions, why he’s not a BJJ black belt, Ryan Garcia’s mental state, Anthony Joshua beating Francis Ngannou in MMA, his negotiations with the UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick around (2:25:55) discusses the fallout from Francis Ngannou’s knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s decision to switch stances, how difficult it was afterward, Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis’ latest losses, Ngannou’s next step, adjustments Ngannou will have to make for his MMA return, Strickland not getting an immediate UFC title rematch, what went wrong against Dricus du Plessis, tricks for fighting at the UFC APEX, biggest UFC 300 questions, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (3:37:13) discusses a timeline for his potential UFC title fight against Sean O’Malley, how Aljamain Sterling has been looking at 145 pounds, Chris Weidman’s run of bad luck, the UFC’s new glove, Ilia Topuria’s success, his exploding DMs, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:52:03

12 Apr 24

UFC 300 preview and On The Nose extravaganza

As we travel to Las Vegas for two special on-site live shows on Thursday and Friday, Ariel Helwani and crew preview UFC 300 then hit a super-sized On The Nose to discuss the best streaming services, the next move for Dillon Danis, if he will ever attend another UFC event, MMA media, Jon Jones, top 5 WrestleMania events, Dustin Poirier’s next move, AEW’s CM Punk video release, Kayla Harrison’s weigh-ins, and more. Then, GC makes his picks for UFC 300. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 300 preview and On The Nose extravaganza

As we travel to Las Vegas for two special on-site live shows on Thursday and Friday, Ariel Helwani and crew preview UFC 300 then hit a super-sized On The Nose to discuss the best streaming services, the next move for Dillon Danis, if he will ever attend another UFC event, MMA media, Jon Jones, top 5 WrestleMania events, Dustin Poirier’s next move, AEW’s CM Punk video release, Kayla Harrison’s weigh-ins, and more. Then, GC makes his picks for UFC 300. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:25:07

10 Apr 24

Tom Aspinall in studio, Arman Tsarukyan, Calvin Kattar, Paul Hughes, Skye Nicolson, Karate Combat President Asim Zaidi in studio, WrestleMania recap

Ariel Helwani around (6:57) wraps up his busy weekend with Paul Heyman’s Hall of Fame induction and WrestleMania 40. He talks about the memorable main event finish and how the AEW was partially responsible. Paul Hughes around (40:15) discusses his latest win at Cage Warriors 170, how he had multiple opponents before the fight, if he wanted to stay with Cage Warriors, why he couldn’t take a PFL deal early, his free agency, what he wants on the MMA game, how the injury by Ryan Curtis has affected him, meeting Conor McGregor, his issues with Paddy Pimblett, when he will make decision for his next stop, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (1:02:13) discusses his Charles Oliveira fight at UFC 300, if he was surprised Oliveira took the fight, why he was watching UFC 200 for Gegard Mousasi, training with Fedor Emelianenko, swimming in freezing water, if he was surprised Justin Gaethje chose to defend BMF title, his comments about Charles Oliveira, how the fight will play out, his relationship with Kayla Harrison, and more. Calvin Kattar around (1:15:54) discusses his fight with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 300, how he ended up on the card, returning from his ACL injury, Sterling’s last fight, Ilia Topuria’s title win, Max Holloway’s decision to take the BMF fight, when he got injured in his last UFC fight, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:29:57) discusses his trip to New York before UFC 300, his last trip to New York City for UFC 295, his back injury during training before the fight, advice from Georges St-Pierre, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, how close was he to fighting at UFC 300, Stipe Miocic’s skills, his new podcast, his hamburger, upcoming England pay-per-view, the UFC heavyweight division, who he wants next, why he’d rather fight Curtis Blaydes or Ciryl Gane, Gane avoiding him, his recent run-in with Jon Jones, Rico Verhoeven, Joshua kicking pads, his tattoos, retirement thoughts, and more. Karate Combat president Asim Zaidi around (2:33:16) discusses how he started Goat Shed Academy, cornering fighters and what he says on videos after the win, who owns Karate Combat, how he got involved with the organization, how fans are involved in their success, having an event at his mom’s house, how he balances the team and the organization, what Karate Combat is like, how he got Rockhold vs. Schilling fight done, and more. Skye Nicholson around (3:29:41) discusses her WBC featherweight title win, her game plan, why she wasn’t main event, Serrano vs. Taylor, chasing Amanda Serrano, how Serrano’s last fight fell apart, fighting on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson undercard, the showdown between Claressa Shields and Alycia Baumgardner, when she wants to return, and more. The parlay pals around (3:51:30) get back on track, and GC looks back at his picks this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tom Aspinall in studio, Arman Tsarukyan, Calvin Kattar, Paul Hughes, Skye Nicolson, Karate Combat President Asim Zaidi in studio, WrestleMania recap

Ariel Helwani around (6:57) wraps up his busy weekend with Paul Heyman’s Hall of Fame induction and WrestleMania 40. He talks about the memorable main event finish and how the AEW was partially responsible. Paul Hughes around (40:15) discusses his latest win at Cage Warriors 170, how he had multiple opponents before the fight, if he wanted to stay with Cage Warriors, why he couldn’t take a PFL deal early, his free agency, what he wants on the MMA game, how the injury by Ryan Curtis has affected him, meeting Conor McGregor, his issues with Paddy Pimblett, when he will make decision for his next stop, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (1:02:13) discusses his Charles Oliveira fight at UFC 300, if he was surprised Oliveira took the fight, why he was watching UFC 200 for Gegard Mousasi, training with Fedor Emelianenko, swimming in freezing water, if he was surprised Justin Gaethje chose to defend BMF title, his comments about Charles Oliveira, how the fight will play out, his relationship with Kayla Harrison, and more. Calvin Kattar around (1:15:54) discusses his fight with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 300, how he ended up on the card, returning from his ACL injury, Sterling’s last fight, Ilia Topuria’s title win, Max Holloway’s decision to take the BMF fight, when he got injured in his last UFC fight, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:29:57) discusses his trip to New York before UFC 300, his last trip to New York City for UFC 295, his back injury during training before the fight, advice from Georges St-Pierre, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, how close was he to fighting at UFC 300, Stipe Miocic’s skills, his new podcast, his hamburger, upcoming England pay-per-view, the UFC heavyweight division, who he wants next, why he’d rather fight Curtis Blaydes or Ciryl Gane, Gane avoiding him, his recent run-in with Jon Jones, Rico Verhoeven, Joshua kicking pads, his tattoos, retirement thoughts, and more. Karate Combat president Asim Zaidi around (2:33:16) discusses how he started Goat Shed Academy, cornering fighters and what he says on videos after the win, who owns Karate Combat, how he got involved with the organization, how fans are involved in their success, having an event at his mom’s house, how he balances the team and the organization, what Karate Combat is like, how he got Rockhold vs. Schilling fight done, and more. Skye Nicholson around (3:29:41) discusses her WBC featherweight title win, her game plan, why she wasn’t main event, Serrano vs. Taylor, chasing Amanda Serrano, how Serrano’s last fight fell apart, fighting on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson undercard, the showdown between Claressa Shields and Alycia Baumgardner, when she wants to return, and more. The parlay pals around (3:51:30) get back on track, and GC looks back at his picks this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:11:26

9 Apr 24

Cody Rhodes, Manon Fiorot, and Josh Barnett all in studio, plus Chris Weidman, Maycee Barber, weekend preview

Cody Rhodes around (5:41) discusses watching the ‘Bash at the Beach’ in person, the injuries he suffered Monday, WrestleMania 39, the advice he got from John Cena, comments from Roman Reigns, his relationship with Triple H, The Rock’s return, going back-to-back at the Royal Rumble, when his father is brought up to promote matches, Vince McMahon controversy, CM Punk’s return, his opinion of Tony Khan and AEW, his conversation with The Rock, how the fans made WrestleMania 40 main event, The Rock’s recent promos, his mother’s reaction, The Rock’s mom, the matches he’s looking forward to the most this weekend, and more. Maycee Barber around (1:16:21) discusses her recent health scare, if there was a point she was worried about her life, her thoughts on her performance, Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot, what’s next for her, if Rose Namajunas or Manon Fiorot is an option for her next fight, the best women’s flyweight on the planet, her relationship with Namajunas, her return to training, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:37:31) discusses his win over Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, his eye pokes, if he feels like it is a legitimate win, why so many eye pokes happened, if he thought Silva was looking for a way out, how eye pokes should be punished, his overall performance, the critics, if he would have retired if he had loss, if he wants a rematch with Silva, who he wants to face in his return, and more. Josh Barnett around (2:06:23) discusses his pro wrestling promotion Bloodsport, why Shayna Baszler is allowed to compete at the event, his upcoming event in Japan with Rampage Jackson, how MMA and pro wrestling are linked, how to fix MMA, if the rounds were longer, weight-cutting, referees, MMA vs. pro wrestling, CM Punk’s comments on AEW and Tony Khan, his thoughts on Ronda Rousey, Baszler’s time in WWE, and more. Manon Fiorot around (3:12:04) discusses her win over Erin Blanchfield at UFC Atlantic City, being a tourist in New York, shoes, if there were any surprises in the fight, what she wants next, the trilogy of Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, Maycee Barber’s place in the division and last performance, why she went to the hospital after the fight, when she wants to return, the popularity of MMA in France, why she stopped snowboarding, Victor Wembanyama, bouncing back from her first loss, if she needs more finishes, and more. The parlay pals around (4:00:13) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Cody Rhodes, Manon Fiorot, and Josh Barnett all in studio, plus Chris Weidman, Maycee Barber, weekend preview

Cody Rhodes around (5:41) discusses watching the ‘Bash at the Beach’ in person, the injuries he suffered Monday, WrestleMania 39, the advice he got from John Cena, comments from Roman Reigns, his relationship with Triple H, The Rock’s return, going back-to-back at the Royal Rumble, when his father is brought up to promote matches, Vince McMahon controversy, CM Punk’s return, his opinion of Tony Khan and AEW, his conversation with The Rock, how the fans made WrestleMania 40 main event, The Rock’s recent promos, his mother’s reaction, The Rock’s mom, the matches he’s looking forward to the most this weekend, and more. Maycee Barber around (1:16:21) discusses her recent health scare, if there was a point she was worried about her life, her thoughts on her performance, Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot, what’s next for her, if Rose Namajunas or Manon Fiorot is an option for her next fight, the best women’s flyweight on the planet, her relationship with Namajunas, her return to training, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:37:31) discusses his win over Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, his eye pokes, if he feels like it is a legitimate win, why so many eye pokes happened, if he thought Silva was looking for a way out, how eye pokes should be punished, his overall performance, the critics, if he would have retired if he had loss, if he wants a rematch with Silva, who he wants to face in his return, and more. Josh Barnett around (2:06:23) discusses his pro wrestling promotion Bloodsport, why Shayna Baszler is allowed to compete at the event, his upcoming event in Japan with Rampage Jackson, how MMA and pro wrestling are linked, how to fix MMA, if the rounds were longer, weight-cutting, referees, MMA vs. pro wrestling, CM Punk’s comments on AEW and Tony Khan, his thoughts on Ronda Rousey, Baszler’s time in WWE, and more. Manon Fiorot around (3:12:04) discusses her win over Erin Blanchfield at UFC Atlantic City, being a tourist in New York, shoes, if there were any surprises in the fight, what she wants next, the trilogy of Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, Maycee Barber’s place in the division and last performance, why she went to the hospital after the fight, when she wants to return, the popularity of MMA in France, why she stopped snowboarding, Victor Wembanyama, bouncing back from her first loss, if she needs more finishes, and more. The parlay pals around (4:00:13) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:28:25

3 Apr 24

CM Punk exclusive in-studio interview, Becky Lynch crashes Rhea Ripley segment, Nate Landwehr, Joaquin Buckley, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and the crew around (5:41) recap their busy weekend. Mysterious Frank recaps his trip to the Chase and Status party, and several people recap the UFC Atlantic City event and the trip to the casinos afterward. Joaquin Buckley around (31:14) discusses his big win at UFC Atlantic City, why he didn’t think Vicente Luque wanted to be there, his trip to the pool before the fight, why he wants to be the main event at UFC St. Louis, who he might want to fight next, and more. Nate Landwehr around (45:47) discusses his knockout win at UFC Atlantic City, what it was like fighting as a father, life as a UFC fighter, a recent tornado back home, who he wants to fight next, and more. CM Punk around (1:02:49) discusses his torn triceps, if he could have competed at WrestleMania 40, his return to the WWE and when the conversations started, his conversation with Triple H, his removal from a WWE event this past May, how the AEW reacted, his return event for WWE and his walkout, his reception, his conversation with Vince McMahon, his opinion on the latest McMahon scandal, WrestleMania 40 plans, his relationship with Roman Reigns, what happened with Jack Perry at the London AEW event, his last match with AEW, the version of events told by Tony Khan, his issues with Adam Page, the controversial scrum, why he decided to return after ‘Brawl Out,’ his favorite AEW memories, his time with MJF, if he regrets coming back to pro wrestling, if he was close to signing with WWE over AEW, the viral clip with Randy Orton, issues with Colt Cabana, if AJ Lee will ever return to television, when he might be able to return to the ring, his final UFC trip to the Octagon, and more. Ariel and NewYorkRic around (2:58:10) react to the CM Punk interview and his answers. Rhea Ripley around (3:13:30) discusses her wrist injury, WrestleMania 40, Becky Lynch’s comments, Lynch’s current talent level, her pre-match comments about Lynch’s daughter, the locker room’s opinion of Ripley, Jade Cargill, the match with Lynch, and more. Becky Lynch then calls in to come into the studio for the interview. Lynch and Ripley around (3:31:05) then exchange words and shoves on The MMA Hour set. The panel then around (3:32:18) recaps the confrontation between Lynch and Ripley. The parlay pals around (3:40:28) look back at their most recent pick, and GC recaps his picks for Saturday’s event. Ariel Helwani and the panel around (3:45:41) then looks back at the foul-plagued UFC Atlantic City event and all the storylines. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

CM Punk exclusive in-studio interview, Becky Lynch crashes Rhea Ripley segment, Nate Landwehr, Joaquin Buckley, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and the crew around (5:41) recap their busy weekend. Mysterious Frank recaps his trip to the Chase and Status party, and several people recap the UFC Atlantic City event and the trip to the casinos afterward. Joaquin Buckley around (31:14) discusses his big win at UFC Atlantic City, why he didn’t think Vicente Luque wanted to be there, his trip to the pool before the fight, why he wants to be the main event at UFC St. Louis, who he might want to fight next, and more. Nate Landwehr around (45:47) discusses his knockout win at UFC Atlantic City, what it was like fighting as a father, life as a UFC fighter, a recent tornado back home, who he wants to fight next, and more. CM Punk around (1:02:49) discusses his torn triceps, if he could have competed at WrestleMania 40, his return to the WWE and when the conversations started, his conversation with Triple H, his removal from a WWE event this past May, how the AEW reacted, his return event for WWE and his walkout, his reception, his conversation with Vince McMahon, his opinion on the latest McMahon scandal, WrestleMania 40 plans, his relationship with Roman Reigns, what happened with Jack Perry at the London AEW event, his last match with AEW, the version of events told by Tony Khan, his issues with Adam Page, the controversial scrum, why he decided to return after ‘Brawl Out,’ his favorite AEW memories, his time with MJF, if he regrets coming back to pro wrestling, if he was close to signing with WWE over AEW, the viral clip with Randy Orton, issues with Colt Cabana, if AJ Lee will ever return to television, when he might be able to return to the ring, his final UFC trip to the Octagon, and more. Ariel and NewYorkRic around (2:58:10) react to the CM Punk interview and his answers. Rhea Ripley around (3:13:30) discusses her wrist injury, WrestleMania 40, Becky Lynch’s comments, Lynch’s current talent level, her pre-match comments about Lynch’s daughter, the locker room’s opinion of Ripley, Jade Cargill, the match with Lynch, and more. Becky Lynch then calls in to come into the studio for the interview. Lynch and Ripley around (3:31:05) then exchange words and shoves on The MMA Hour set. The panel then around (3:32:18) recaps the confrontation between Lynch and Ripley. The parlay pals around (3:40:28) look back at their most recent pick, and GC recaps his picks for Saturday’s event. Ariel Helwani and the panel around (3:45:41) then looks back at the foul-plagued UFC Atlantic City event and all the storylines. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:28:16

1 Apr 24

Becky Lynch and Saul Milton of Chase & Status in studio, AJ McKee, Ben Shalom, On The Nose questions

AJ McKee around (9:18), whose father Antonio McKee weighed in early on the UFC antitrust lawsuit settlement, discusses his experience at PFL vs. Bellator, the transition to PFL, what’s next for him, if he wanted to do the PFL tournament, his focus on the year, what he thought of Bellator Belfast, his staph infection, his snowboarding, his Bellator contract, his performance against Clay Collard, and more. Ben Shalom around (36:47) talks about the BOXXER rise, how they ended up on Peacock, how he ended up as a promoter, if he has the respect of Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, why they are holding an event on Easter Sunday, if they could work with Matchroom down the road, Dalton Smith vs. Adam Azim, Ben Whittaker, his favorite promoters, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:11:41), Ariel Helwani discusses The Rock, Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, favorite quotes, leftovers, top fights in post-covid era, Brandon Moreno taking time out, dream UFC London card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, ‘Road House’ reviews, what questions would you ask Ronda Rousey, and more. Becky Lynch around (2:03:26) discusses her new book, her journey, writing the book, her job as a flight attendant, why she decided to write a book now, how Mick Foley helped, the road to WWE superstardom, Seth Rollins, working with your husband, Vince McMahon and the allegations, Ronda Rousey’s recent comments, Lynch’s love of wrestling, CM Punk’s return, her contract, if Rhea Ripley crossed the line with her comments and recent matches, and more. Saul Milton around (3:04:10), the “Chase” part of the English electronic music duo Chase & Status, discusses his MMA fandom, his music, their performance at Brit Awards, how they DJ as a duo, Tyson Fury’s walkout, MMA walkouts, going to UFC events, how MMA is his favorite sport, if Conor McGregor can return to form, and more. The parlay pals around (4:05:26) make their selections for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 91. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Becky Lynch and Saul Milton of Chase & Status in studio, AJ McKee, Ben Shalom, On The Nose questions

AJ McKee around (9:18), whose father Antonio McKee weighed in early on the UFC antitrust lawsuit settlement, discusses his experience at PFL vs. Bellator, the transition to PFL, what’s next for him, if he wanted to do the PFL tournament, his focus on the year, what he thought of Bellator Belfast, his staph infection, his snowboarding, his Bellator contract, his performance against Clay Collard, and more. Ben Shalom around (36:47) talks about the BOXXER rise, how they ended up on Peacock, how he ended up as a promoter, if he has the respect of Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, why they are holding an event on Easter Sunday, if they could work with Matchroom down the road, Dalton Smith vs. Adam Azim, Ben Whittaker, his favorite promoters, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:11:41), Ariel Helwani discusses The Rock, Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, favorite quotes, leftovers, top fights in post-covid era, Brandon Moreno taking time out, dream UFC London card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, ‘Road House’ reviews, what questions would you ask Ronda Rousey, and more. Becky Lynch around (2:03:26) discusses her new book, her journey, writing the book, her job as a flight attendant, why she decided to write a book now, how Mick Foley helped, the road to WWE superstardom, Seth Rollins, working with your husband, Vince McMahon and the allegations, Ronda Rousey’s recent comments, Lynch’s love of wrestling, CM Punk’s return, her contract, if Rhea Ripley crossed the line with her comments and recent matches, and more. Saul Milton around (3:04:10), the “Chase” part of the English electronic music duo Chase & Status, discusses his MMA fandom, his music, their performance at Brit Awards, how they DJ as a duo, Tyson Fury’s walkout, MMA walkouts, going to UFC events, how MMA is his favorite sport, if Conor McGregor can return to form, and more. The parlay pals around (4:05:26) make their selections for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 91. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:30:56

27 Mar 24

Rose Namajunas, Chris Weidman, Renato Moicano, Payton Talbott, Sodiq Yusuff, Erin Blanchfield & weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (7:58) wraps up a busy weekend, and GC reveals his new haircut. Payton Talbott around (15:11) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 89, his violent knee, his post-fight celebration, his hair, his YouTube channel, how he got into mixed martial arts, having nose surgery from his mom, why he has never attended UFC event, what he wanted to be growing up, his post-fight career, buying used shoes, his tattoos, Sean O’Malley comparisons, Dennis Rodman, when he wants to return, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (40:35) discusses getting the UFC Atlantic City main event, competing in Singapore, if a title shot is on the line this weekend, what she thought of Rose Namajunas’ latest UFC fight, if Rose is better at 115 or 125 pounds, her favorite fighter growing up, her thoughts about Maycee Barber’s comments, the trilogy between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, and more. Renato Moicano around (56:54) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, how he got the fight, how UFC 299 compares to UFC 300, Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Dustin Poirier’s performance at UFC 299, Ian Garry vs. Colby Covington, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, the UFC anti-trust lawsuit settlement, when he wanted to be a MMA fighter, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, and more. Ariel and the panel around (1:28:59) discuss Bellator Belfast, the biggest story of the weekend, and UFC Vegas 89. Sodiq Yusuff around (2:00:04) discusses his new deal, fighting at UFC 300, the last time he fought in front of a crowd, why he looks up to Georges St-Pierre, his thoughts about Ryan Garcia, his recent injuries and last fight, how he ended up on a Disney show, acting, Francis Ngannou, and more. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:17) discusses her UFC Vegas 89 main event performance, pressure she felt heading into the fight, how she is adjusting to the new weight class, her dreams, if she’s staying at 125 pounds, if she will ever return to 115 pounds, Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, Maycee Barber’s latest comments, the issues she has with a local dog park, and more. Chris Weidman around (3:00:00) discusses his upcoming fight against Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, what life is like away from NYC, if he thought about retirement for this weekend, how he is training, the mental side to another fight, who will be in his corner, if this is a must-win fight, his upcoming opponent, moving past the leg break, the E:60 documentary, the UFC weigh-in shows, watching his kids participate in sports, and more. The parlay pals around (3:40:30) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Rose Namajunas, Chris Weidman, Renato Moicano, Payton Talbott, Sodiq Yusuff, Erin Blanchfield & weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (7:58) wraps up a busy weekend, and GC reveals his new haircut. Payton Talbott around (15:11) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 89, his violent knee, his post-fight celebration, his hair, his YouTube channel, how he got into mixed martial arts, having nose surgery from his mom, why he has never attended UFC event, what he wanted to be growing up, his post-fight career, buying used shoes, his tattoos, Sean O’Malley comparisons, Dennis Rodman, when he wants to return, and more. Erin Blanchfield around (40:35) discusses getting the UFC Atlantic City main event, competing in Singapore, if a title shot is on the line this weekend, what she thought of Rose Namajunas’ latest UFC fight, if Rose is better at 115 or 125 pounds, her favorite fighter growing up, her thoughts about Maycee Barber’s comments, the trilogy between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, and more. Renato Moicano around (56:54) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, how he got the fight, how UFC 299 compares to UFC 300, Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Dustin Poirier’s performance at UFC 299, Ian Garry vs. Colby Covington, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, the UFC anti-trust lawsuit settlement, when he wanted to be a MMA fighter, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, and more. Ariel and the panel around (1:28:59) discuss Bellator Belfast, the biggest story of the weekend, and UFC Vegas 89. Sodiq Yusuff around (2:00:04) discusses his new deal, fighting at UFC 300, the last time he fought in front of a crowd, why he looks up to Georges St-Pierre, his thoughts about Ryan Garcia, his recent injuries and last fight, how he ended up on a Disney show, acting, Francis Ngannou, and more. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:17) discusses her UFC Vegas 89 main event performance, pressure she felt heading into the fight, how she is adjusting to the new weight class, her dreams, if she’s staying at 125 pounds, if she will ever return to 115 pounds, Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, Maycee Barber’s latest comments, the issues she has with a local dog park, and more. Chris Weidman around (3:00:00) discusses his upcoming fight against Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City, what life is like away from NYC, if he thought about retirement for this weekend, how he is training, the mental side to another fight, who will be in his corner, if this is a must-win fight, his upcoming opponent, moving past the leg break, the E:60 documentary, the UFC weigh-in shows, watching his kids participate in sports, and more. The parlay pals around (3:40:30) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:03:00

25 Mar 24

Conor McGregor, Michael ‘Venom’ Page in studio, Benoît Saint Denis, Tim Welch, Donn Davis

Ariel Helwani around (4:55) starts the show with the news that the UFC settled its pair of antitrust lawsuits and what it means. He then around (19:54) talks about attending the Road House premiere in New York City with GC and Mysterious Frank. In the latest On the Nose around (26:20), Ariel Helwani discusses the Paul vs. Tyson fight, best paper fight that didn’t deliver, solar eclipse, the UFC 300 poster, and more. Donn Davis around (58:48) discusses the UFC class-action lawsuit, PFL vs. Bellator branding, Bellator’s move to Max, Bellator to Fight Network in Canada, the PFL’s loss to Bellator in the pay-per-view, Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s future, Cedric Doumbe’s future, the relationship with Cris Cyborg, PFL Africa, Kayla Harrison, the PFL event before UFC 300, the PFL season-ending championship, PFL’s new broadcast team, and more. Benoit Saint Denis around (1:33:32) discusses his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 299, his tough fight week, his staph infection before the fight, the weight cut, the injuries suffered during the fight, who he wants to fight next, if he had any regrets going through with the fight, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (1:58:36) discusses the Road House movie, his movie script, the greatest MMA movie, his UFC debut win, if he regrets not joining UFC sooner, his childhood, his mixed martial arts journey, how his father impacted his style, when he would like to return, Ian Garry, Garry’s performance against Neal, Colby Covington’s videos, Manchester United, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Tim Welch around (3:02:35) discusses Sean O’Malley’s performance in his title defense at UFC 299, Chito Vera’s toughness and ability, the game plan, what was said between Welch and Vera after the fight, the greasing allegations, if a trilogy match with Vera is on the horizon, Petr Yan’s actions after the event, what’s next for O’Malley, Merab Dvalishvili’s skills, Ryan Garcia, O’Malley vs. Garcia in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Conor McGregor around (3:39:53) discusses his acting debut in the Road House movie, how his role developed, UFC 300, getting the call for his next UFC fight, contract extension talks, movie career, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, Nate Diaz’s recent comments, his motivation, drug testing, and more. The panel around (4:10:44) reacts to the Conor McGregor interview. Ariel Helwani around (4:22:04) returns to On the Nose to discuss DDP’s next fight, the most anticipated fights for UFC 300, UFC 300 trip, the parlay boys’ losing skid, and more. The parlay pals around (4:45:43) make their latest picks, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Conor McGregor, Michael ‘Venom’ Page in studio, Benoît Saint Denis, Tim Welch, Donn Davis

Ariel Helwani around (4:55) starts the show with the news that the UFC settled its pair of antitrust lawsuits and what it means. He then around (19:54) talks about attending the Road House premiere in New York City with GC and Mysterious Frank. In the latest On the Nose around (26:20), Ariel Helwani discusses the Paul vs. Tyson fight, best paper fight that didn’t deliver, solar eclipse, the UFC 300 poster, and more. Donn Davis around (58:48) discusses the UFC class-action lawsuit, PFL vs. Bellator branding, Bellator’s move to Max, Bellator to Fight Network in Canada, the PFL’s loss to Bellator in the pay-per-view, Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s future, Cedric Doumbe’s future, the relationship with Cris Cyborg, PFL Africa, Kayla Harrison, the PFL event before UFC 300, the PFL season-ending championship, PFL’s new broadcast team, and more. Benoit Saint Denis around (1:33:32) discusses his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 299, his tough fight week, his staph infection before the fight, the weight cut, the injuries suffered during the fight, who he wants to fight next, if he had any regrets going through with the fight, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (1:58:36) discusses the Road House movie, his movie script, the greatest MMA movie, his UFC debut win, if he regrets not joining UFC sooner, his childhood, his mixed martial arts journey, how his father impacted his style, when he would like to return, Ian Garry, Garry’s performance against Neal, Colby Covington’s videos, Manchester United, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Tim Welch around (3:02:35) discusses Sean O’Malley’s performance in his title defense at UFC 299, Chito Vera’s toughness and ability, the game plan, what was said between Welch and Vera after the fight, the greasing allegations, if a trilogy match with Vera is on the horizon, Petr Yan’s actions after the event, what’s next for O’Malley, Merab Dvalishvili’s skills, Ryan Garcia, O’Malley vs. Garcia in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Conor McGregor around (3:39:53) discusses his acting debut in the Road House movie, how his role developed, UFC 300, getting the call for his next UFC fight, contract extension talks, movie career, 3 rounds vs. 5 rounds, Nate Diaz’s recent comments, his motivation, drug testing, and more. The panel around (4:10:44) reacts to the Conor McGregor interview. Ariel Helwani around (4:22:04) returns to On the Nose to discuss DDP’s next fight, the most anticipated fights for UFC 300, UFC 300 trip, the parlay boys’ losing skid, and more. The parlay pals around (4:45:43) make their latest picks, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

05:02:04

20 Mar 24

Francis Ngannou, Marlon Vera, Robert Whittaker, Gilbert Melendez, Mike Tyson’s trainer Rafael Cordeiro, John Kavanagh & Rich Chou in studio

Ariel Helwani around (6:04) discusses the latest news in the UFC, the title fight and Jose Aldo’s return at UFC 301, what could have been at UFC 301, and more. Gilbert Melendez around (20:19) talks about his new promotion with Scott Coker and their first event in San Jose on May 18, how the relationship will work, if he plans to return to fighting in the near future, why the fights will be in a ring instead of a cage, how many events do they plan this year, Diaz vs. Masvidal, Nate Diaz’s future, why he wants to fight again, and more. Francis Ngannou around (47:13) talks about the physical and emotinoal fallout from his knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, how he felt after getting knocked down the first time, the unusually long wait for the fight to start, whether he felt more nervous for the fight with title shot on line, how he broke from tradition and watched the fight, whether Joshua would beat Tyson Fury, if he’s annoyed by revisionist history of his boxing career, whether the fight was the biggest payday of his career, when he can fight again, his desire to fight Tyson Fury, his reaction to the announcement he’d fight the winner of Ryan Bader vs. Renan Ferreira, whether his PFL contract requires him to fight in MMA this year, whether he regrets anything about the fight, and more. The panel breaks around (1:26:32) down the Tom Aspinall vs. Jon Jones meeting and the trash talk between Colby Covington and Ian Garry. Marlon Vera around (1:34:24) discusses his title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 299, his vision for the fight, if he has watched the fight, why O’Malley had such success, his issues with O’Malley’s hair, his eye injury during the fight, when he would like to return, what he wishes he could have done differently, Cory Sandhagen’s comments, his comments for Tim Welch, the robbery of his home, his fans in Miami, who he wants to fight next, O’Malley vs. Dvalishvili, and more. Rafael Cordeiro, the coach of Mike Tyson, around (2:15:31) discusses Tyson’s training for the upcoming Jake Paul fight, the age gap between the two fighters, the difference between this Tyson and the fight against Roy Jones Jr., how he ended up coaching Tyson, balancing the gym and Tyson, his fight prediction, and more. John Kavanagh and Rich Chou around (2:46:30) discuss the latest about Train Alta, Chou’s journey after Bellator, the program and how it works, the goals, new-look Bellator, Scott Coker’s new promotion, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, recent retirements, Conor McGregor’s absence from the UFC, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:15) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from the UFC event. Robert Whittaker around (3:51:49) discusses his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 298, the illness before the fight, his performance in the fight, what happened with the Dricus Du Plessis fight, his opinion of Costa, Dustin Poirier’s recent comments, the MMA community, Alexander Volkanovski, Francis Ngannou, Steve Erceg and the UFC 301 title fight, his return, Sean Strickland, if Israel Adesanya gets next title shot, and more. 5:42 Julianna Pena debates leaving the parlay pals, but Ariel gets her to stay until UFC 300. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Francis Ngannou, Marlon Vera, Robert Whittaker, Gilbert Melendez, Mike Tyson’s trainer Rafael Cordeiro, John Kavanagh & Rich Chou in studio

Ariel Helwani around (6:04) discusses the latest news in the UFC, the title fight and Jose Aldo’s return at UFC 301, what could have been at UFC 301, and more. Gilbert Melendez around (20:19) talks about his new promotion with Scott Coker and their first event in San Jose on May 18, how the relationship will work, if he plans to return to fighting in the near future, why the fights will be in a ring instead of a cage, how many events do they plan this year, Diaz vs. Masvidal, Nate Diaz’s future, why he wants to fight again, and more. Francis Ngannou around (47:13) talks about the physical and emotinoal fallout from his knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, how he felt after getting knocked down the first time, the unusually long wait for the fight to start, whether he felt more nervous for the fight with title shot on line, how he broke from tradition and watched the fight, whether Joshua would beat Tyson Fury, if he’s annoyed by revisionist history of his boxing career, whether the fight was the biggest payday of his career, when he can fight again, his desire to fight Tyson Fury, his reaction to the announcement he’d fight the winner of Ryan Bader vs. Renan Ferreira, whether his PFL contract requires him to fight in MMA this year, whether he regrets anything about the fight, and more. The panel breaks around (1:26:32) down the Tom Aspinall vs. Jon Jones meeting and the trash talk between Colby Covington and Ian Garry. Marlon Vera around (1:34:24) discusses his title loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 299, his vision for the fight, if he has watched the fight, why O’Malley had such success, his issues with O’Malley’s hair, his eye injury during the fight, when he would like to return, what he wishes he could have done differently, Cory Sandhagen’s comments, his comments for Tim Welch, the robbery of his home, his fans in Miami, who he wants to fight next, O’Malley vs. Dvalishvili, and more. Rafael Cordeiro, the coach of Mike Tyson, around (2:15:31) discusses Tyson’s training for the upcoming Jake Paul fight, the age gap between the two fighters, the difference between this Tyson and the fight against Roy Jones Jr., how he ended up coaching Tyson, balancing the gym and Tyson, his fight prediction, and more. John Kavanagh and Rich Chou around (2:46:30) discuss the latest about Train Alta, Chou’s journey after Bellator, the program and how it works, the goals, new-look Bellator, Scott Coker’s new promotion, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, recent retirements, Conor McGregor’s absence from the UFC, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:15) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from the UFC event. Robert Whittaker around (3:51:49) discusses his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 298, the illness before the fight, his performance in the fight, what happened with the Dricus Du Plessis fight, his opinion of Costa, Dustin Poirier’s recent comments, the MMA community, Alexander Volkanovski, Francis Ngannou, Steve Erceg and the UFC 301 title fight, his return, Sean Strickland, if Israel Adesanya gets next title shot, and more. 5:42 Julianna Pena debates leaving the parlay pals, but Ariel gets her to stay until UFC 300. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:40:40

18 Mar 24

Breaking news with Jorge Masvidal, Kayla Harrison, Tai Tuivasa, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Ben Davison, questions galore & more

Ariel Helwani around (5:56) breaks some big news to start the show. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will run it back on June 1 in a boxing ring, and the panel reacts to the news. Jorge Masvidal around (15:25) discusses his upcoming boxing match with Nate Diaz, the first between the two in the UFC, if they ran into each other at UFC 299, and more. Kayla Harrison around (32:00) discusses her UFC 300 fight against Holly Holm, her current weight, what she wanted this past fall after her final PFL fight, 145 or 135, her thoughts of joining the UFC, her goal to become UFC champion, her recent UFC 300 Q&A appearance, the last time she weighed 136 pounds, if she has been promised a title shot with a win, Cris Cyborg’s recent comments, how things ended with PFL, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more. Ben Davison, a coach for Anthony Joshua, around (1:04:27) spoke about his initial reaction to the Ngannou vs. Joshua booking, researching Ngannou’s MMA fights in training camp, how Ngannou shocked him in the Tyson Fury fight, how he prepared Joshua for Otto Wallin, why he doesn’t like it when his team has rejuvenated Joshua, how he felt on fight night, why he felt Ngannou’s chin hadn’t been tested, Ngannou’s switch to southpaw, why he thinks fighters in MMA switch stances more easily, his reaction to Ngannou’s knockout, how Ngannou will fare in boxing moving forward, whether Ngannou’s loss should end crossover fights, whether he prefers Oleksandr Uysk or Fury for Joshua’s next fight, his pick for Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Joanna Jedrzejczyk around (1:33:48:11) discusses her UFC Hall of Fame induction, if she knew it would happen, a past story of Action Bronson, if she ever thought of coming back to the UFC, if she will ever fight again, her life as a manager, her last UFC fight and her decision to retire, hanging out with Zhang Weili, her relationship with Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Tai Tuivasa around (2:04:36) discusses his upcoming fight against Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 88, the smaller cage at the UFC Apex, if he had any regrets taking last fight, why he switched training camps, his recent losing skid, Tyson Pedro’s recent retirement, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (2:35:06), Ariel Helwani discusses why he covered an event in Saudi Arabia, terrible boss stories, Mark Coleman, fighter pay, GC’s fastest mile, the new weigh-ins, what’s next for Chito Vera and Benoit Saint Denis, Bo Nickal’s placement on UFC 300 fight card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, if a title shot is next for Dustin Poirier, a special darts episode, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:15) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Breaking news with Jorge Masvidal, Kayla Harrison, Tai Tuivasa, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Ben Davison, questions galore & more

Ariel Helwani around (5:56) breaks some big news to start the show. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will run it back on June 1 in a boxing ring, and the panel reacts to the news. Jorge Masvidal around (15:25) discusses his upcoming boxing match with Nate Diaz, the first between the two in the UFC, if they ran into each other at UFC 299, and more. Kayla Harrison around (32:00) discusses her UFC 300 fight against Holly Holm, her current weight, what she wanted this past fall after her final PFL fight, 145 or 135, her thoughts of joining the UFC, her goal to become UFC champion, her recent UFC 300 Q&A appearance, the last time she weighed 136 pounds, if she has been promised a title shot with a win, Cris Cyborg’s recent comments, how things ended with PFL, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more. Ben Davison, a coach for Anthony Joshua, around (1:04:27) spoke about his initial reaction to the Ngannou vs. Joshua booking, researching Ngannou’s MMA fights in training camp, how Ngannou shocked him in the Tyson Fury fight, how he prepared Joshua for Otto Wallin, why he doesn’t like it when his team has rejuvenated Joshua, how he felt on fight night, why he felt Ngannou’s chin hadn’t been tested, Ngannou’s switch to southpaw, why he thinks fighters in MMA switch stances more easily, his reaction to Ngannou’s knockout, how Ngannou will fare in boxing moving forward, whether Ngannou’s loss should end crossover fights, whether he prefers Oleksandr Uysk or Fury for Joshua’s next fight, his pick for Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. Joanna Jedrzejczyk around (1:33:48:11) discusses her UFC Hall of Fame induction, if she knew it would happen, a past story of Action Bronson, if she ever thought of coming back to the UFC, if she will ever fight again, her life as a manager, her last UFC fight and her decision to retire, hanging out with Zhang Weili, her relationship with Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Tai Tuivasa around (2:04:36) discusses his upcoming fight against Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 88, the smaller cage at the UFC Apex, if he had any regrets taking last fight, why he switched training camps, his recent losing skid, Tyson Pedro’s recent retirement, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (2:35:06), Ariel Helwani discusses why he covered an event in Saudi Arabia, terrible boss stories, Mark Coleman, fighter pay, GC’s fastest mile, the new weigh-ins, what’s next for Chito Vera and Benoit Saint Denis, Bo Nickal’s placement on UFC 300 fight card, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, if a title shot is next for Dustin Poirier, a special darts episode, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:15) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:16:38

13 Mar 24

Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier, Michael "Venom" Page, Cedric Doumbé ,Joanne Wood, UFC 299 & Ngannou x Joshua recaps

Ariel Helwani around (17:51) wraps a busy combat sports weekend with plenty of news from PFL, Ngannou vs. Joshua, Tyson vs. Paul, and UFC 299. The panel discusses the biggest story of the weekend and more. Helwani makes his pick and wonders what could be next for Francis Ngannou. The panel also discusses the controversial stoppage in the PFL Europe main event. Michael Page around (01:02:44) discusses his UFC debut win over Kevin Holland at UFC 299, his fight week vs. a Bellator fight week, Kevin Holland’s pre-fight comments, what he learned from the first strike, his walkout, what his walkout plan really was, his gameplan, what he told Holland after the fight, Dana White’s post-fight comments, who he wants next, The Sphere, Ben Whittaker, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Dustin Poirier around (01:34:14) discusses his win over Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299, bouncing back from the Justin Gaethje loss, his different mindset for the fight, his obsession with jumping guillotines, what a clean knockout feels like, what he said to Dana White and Saint Denis after the fight, why he took this fight, what he wants next, his rib injury before the fight, his mental struggles after the Gaethje fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:05:09) discusses his UFC 299 win over Chito Vera, his first fight with Vera, his knee against Vera, the fan support for Vera, his injuries from the fight, the body shot at the end of the fight, his top choice for his next fight, his backstage encounter with Merab Dvalishvili, what he does before the fight, his fight IQ, if he is going to stay with pink shorts, his afterparty, when he would like to return, and more. The panel around (2:31:01) discusses what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more from UFC 299. Cedric Doumbe around (02:44:45) discusses his controversial loss at PFL Europe, if he plans to appeal the loss, when he first noticed his toe injury, his issues with the referee, his foot injury, when he suffered the injury, if he wants a rematch with Baissangour Chamsoudinov, his proposed walkout, if the fight would be five rounds, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Joanne Wood around (03:18:40) discusses her final UFC fight at UFC 299, when she decided to call it quits, why it was a year between fights, why was the biggest reason she decided to call it quits, her final walkout, “rock bottom,” how she ended up in Las Vegas, her favorite fights, her scare after the Jennifer Maia loss, if she has any regrets, her scare after a UFC fight, and more. John Wood also joins the show to talk about his wife’s final fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:56:53) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier, Michael "Venom" Page, Cedric Doumbé ,Joanne Wood, UFC 299 & Ngannou x Joshua recaps

Ariel Helwani around (17:51) wraps a busy combat sports weekend with plenty of news from PFL, Ngannou vs. Joshua, Tyson vs. Paul, and UFC 299. The panel discusses the biggest story of the weekend and more. Helwani makes his pick and wonders what could be next for Francis Ngannou. The panel also discusses the controversial stoppage in the PFL Europe main event. Michael Page around (01:02:44) discusses his UFC debut win over Kevin Holland at UFC 299, his fight week vs. a Bellator fight week, Kevin Holland’s pre-fight comments, what he learned from the first strike, his walkout, what his walkout plan really was, his gameplan, what he told Holland after the fight, Dana White’s post-fight comments, who he wants next, The Sphere, Ben Whittaker, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Dustin Poirier around (01:34:14) discusses his win over Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299, bouncing back from the Justin Gaethje loss, his different mindset for the fight, his obsession with jumping guillotines, what a clean knockout feels like, what he said to Dana White and Saint Denis after the fight, why he took this fight, what he wants next, his rib injury before the fight, his mental struggles after the Gaethje fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:05:09) discusses his UFC 299 win over Chito Vera, his first fight with Vera, his knee against Vera, the fan support for Vera, his injuries from the fight, the body shot at the end of the fight, his top choice for his next fight, his backstage encounter with Merab Dvalishvili, what he does before the fight, his fight IQ, if he is going to stay with pink shorts, his afterparty, when he would like to return, and more. The panel around (2:31:01) discusses what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier’s comments, and more from UFC 299. Cedric Doumbe around (02:44:45) discusses his controversial loss at PFL Europe, if he plans to appeal the loss, when he first noticed his toe injury, his issues with the referee, his foot injury, when he suffered the injury, if he wants a rematch with Baissangour Chamsoudinov, his proposed walkout, if the fight would be five rounds, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Joanne Wood around (03:18:40) discusses her final UFC fight at UFC 299, when she decided to call it quits, why it was a year between fights, why was the biggest reason she decided to call it quits, her final walkout, “rock bottom,” how she ended up in Las Vegas, her favorite fights, her scare after the Jennifer Maia loss, if she has any regrets, her scare after a UFC fight, and more. John Wood also joins the show to talk about his wife’s final fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:56:53) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:39:04

11 Mar 24

Mega weekend preview: UFC 299, Ngannou x Joshua, PFL Paris, and more. Plus, Helwani check in from Saudi Arabia

With Ariel Helwani in Saudi Arabia, NewYorkRic and Conner Burks hop in the hot seats to discuss the massive events coming up in combat sports. Ariel Helwani around (9:51) joins the show from Saudi Arabia to discuss Joshua vs. Ngannou and much more. He discusses the scene in Riyadh just days before the boxing showdown. NewYorkRic and GC then around (30:48) discuss UFC 299 and the top storylines for the entire card, including the main event, MVP’s debut, and much more. They also list their favorite fights for the event in Miami. NewYorkRic and GC then around (43:34) turn their attention to Joshua vs. Ngannou and what the fight means for Ngannou’s future. They then turn to PFL Europe to discuss Cedric Doumbe’s return Thursday. In the latest On the Nose around (1:33:14), NewYorkRic and GC discuss the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix, if Cedric Doumbe is the PFL’s best prospect, Ryan Garcia, Sean O’Malley’s pink shorts, The MMA Hour belt, parlay pals vs. parlay boys, hardest sports to play, Bloody Elbow, best grappler, WWE podcasts, favorite TV shows and books, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:34) make their latest pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mega weekend preview: UFC 299, Ngannou x Joshua, PFL Paris, and more. Plus, Helwani check in from Saudi Arabia

With Ariel Helwani in Saudi Arabia, NewYorkRic and Conner Burks hop in the hot seats to discuss the massive events coming up in combat sports. Ariel Helwani around (9:51) joins the show from Saudi Arabia to discuss Joshua vs. Ngannou and much more. He discusses the scene in Riyadh just days before the boxing showdown. NewYorkRic and GC then around (30:48) discuss UFC 299 and the top storylines for the entire card, including the main event, MVP’s debut, and much more. They also list their favorite fights for the event in Miami. NewYorkRic and GC then around (43:34) turn their attention to Joshua vs. Ngannou and what the fight means for Ngannou’s future. They then turn to PFL Europe to discuss Cedric Doumbe’s return Thursday. In the latest On the Nose around (1:33:14), NewYorkRic and GC discuss the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix, if Cedric Doumbe is the PFL’s best prospect, Ryan Garcia, Sean O’Malley’s pink shorts, The MMA Hour belt, parlay pals vs. parlay boys, hardest sports to play, Bloody Elbow, best grappler, WWE podcasts, favorite TV shows and books, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:34) make their latest pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:56:13

6 Mar 24

Curtis Blaydes, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Brandon Royval, Song Yadong, Dewey Cooper, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (3:54) discusses his past weekend in Puerto Rico for the Jake Paul fight, the main event being called off, Jake Paul’s opponents, Tyson Pedro’s retirement comments, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (20:32) discusses facing Jailton Almeida at UFC 299, why he had to withdraw from their previously scheduled fight, the hype around Almeida, if a title shot against Tom Aspinall could be next, Jon Jones and what’s next for him, his time off for action, if he would ever do bareknuckle MMA or BKFC, Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s performance, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Jairzinho Rozenstruik around (45:32) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 87, the stoppage, the changes he made, finding his “real power source,” spending a week in the jungle, fighting in front of an audience vs. UFC Apex, which fighters he would like to fight next, Joshua vs. Ngannou, Brandon Royval around (1:00:44) discusses his performance against Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, his knee injury, who he wants to fight next, his conversation with Alexandre Pantoja after the fight, when he would be able to fight again, if Muhammad Mokaev deserves a title shot next, Mokaev’s DMs, Cody Durden, the worst match-up for Pantoja, fights at the arena and hotel, Haney vs. Garcia, and more. Dewey Cooper, the coach of Francis Ngannou, around (1:32:31) speaks how Ngannou has trained compared to the Tyson Fury fight, how Joshua and Fury are different, if Ngannou will go back to mixed martial arts, Sean Strickland’s comments, Team Combat League, and more. Song Yardong around (1:57:09) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight against Petr Yan, why his hair is blonde, why he is fighting Petr Yan, his last performance, why he doesn’t want to fight on the same card as his friends again, Petr Yan’s abilities, O’Malley vs. Vera, and more. The parlay pals around (2:15:26) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Curtis Blaydes, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Brandon Royval, Song Yadong, Dewey Cooper, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (3:54) discusses his past weekend in Puerto Rico for the Jake Paul fight, the main event being called off, Jake Paul’s opponents, Tyson Pedro’s retirement comments, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (20:32) discusses facing Jailton Almeida at UFC 299, why he had to withdraw from their previously scheduled fight, the hype around Almeida, if a title shot against Tom Aspinall could be next, Jon Jones and what’s next for him, his time off for action, if he would ever do bareknuckle MMA or BKFC, Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s performance, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Jairzinho Rozenstruik around (45:32) discusses his performance at UFC Vegas 87, the stoppage, the changes he made, finding his “real power source,” spending a week in the jungle, fighting in front of an audience vs. UFC Apex, which fighters he would like to fight next, Joshua vs. Ngannou, Brandon Royval around (1:00:44) discusses his performance against Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, his knee injury, who he wants to fight next, his conversation with Alexandre Pantoja after the fight, when he would be able to fight again, if Muhammad Mokaev deserves a title shot next, Mokaev’s DMs, Cody Durden, the worst match-up for Pantoja, fights at the arena and hotel, Haney vs. Garcia, and more. Dewey Cooper, the coach of Francis Ngannou, around (1:32:31) speaks how Ngannou has trained compared to the Tyson Fury fight, how Joshua and Fury are different, if Ngannou will go back to mixed martial arts, Sean Strickland’s comments, Team Combat League, and more. Song Yardong around (1:57:09) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight against Petr Yan, why his hair is blonde, why he is fighting Petr Yan, his last performance, why he doesn’t want to fight on the same card as his friends again, Petr Yan’s abilities, O’Malley vs. Vera, and more. The parlay pals around (2:15:26) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:36:09

4 Mar 24

Jorge Masvidal, Matt Riddle in studio, Claressa Shields, BKFC Breaking News, Weekend Preview

In the latest On the Nose around (4:45), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou leaving PFL event, which boxing fight are they looking forward to the most, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (17:41) discusses his upcoming Gamebred MMA event, his recent trip to Stockton, his recent issues with Nate Diaz and Chael Sonnen, what it’s like to promote Charles Bennett, getting Bareknuckle MMA licensed, the upcoming BMF title fight at UFC 300, who will win the fight, Ilia Topuria’s rise, rock climbing, his father’s arrest, and more. Claressa Shields around (47:17) discusses her performance at PFL vs. Bellator, her time in Saudi Arabia, if she was close to being submitted, why she is competing in mixed martial arts, what she wants to do next, her “shocking” beef with Cris Cyborg, Alycia Baumgardner, the length of fights and Amanda Serrano, Garcia vs. O’Malley, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Matt Riddle around (1:12:27) discusses his latest wresting action, his WWE departure, how his schedule has changed, his incident at JFK, if the TKO merger caused the firing, why he failed some drug tests, why he went to rehab, his wrestling goal, what rehab was like, his divorce, if he has regrets, the conclusion of the storyline with Randy Orton, the DC vs. Jones storyline, how Daniel Cormier did as a referee, his reaction to the Vince McMahon news, Bad Bunny and Logan Paul, WrestleMania 40, if he has interest in MMA or BKFC, and more. Ariel Helwani returns to On the Nose questions around (2:20:59) to discuss the UFC 300 main event, boxing’s increase in superfights, who would win a mile between Ariel and GC, the rising interest in combat sports, Ed Shares, Jon Jones at the PFL vs. Bellator event, and more. David Feldman around (2:37:39) discusses Mike Perry’s next announcement, the KnuckleMania card in April, how they ended up with Thiago Alves for Perry instead of Darren Till or Anthony Pettis, where they stand with Nevada and New York, recent signings, what happened to Rothwell vs. Duffee, his recent meeting with Dana White, his bad day a couple years ago, a recent big offer, if there’s a number he would be willing to sell BKFC for, and more. The parlay boys around (3:02:09) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jorge Masvidal, Matt Riddle in studio, Claressa Shields, BKFC Breaking News, Weekend Preview

In the latest On the Nose around (4:45), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou leaving PFL event, which boxing fight are they looking forward to the most, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (17:41) discusses his upcoming Gamebred MMA event, his recent trip to Stockton, his recent issues with Nate Diaz and Chael Sonnen, what it’s like to promote Charles Bennett, getting Bareknuckle MMA licensed, the upcoming BMF title fight at UFC 300, who will win the fight, Ilia Topuria’s rise, rock climbing, his father’s arrest, and more. Claressa Shields around (47:17) discusses her performance at PFL vs. Bellator, her time in Saudi Arabia, if she was close to being submitted, why she is competing in mixed martial arts, what she wants to do next, her “shocking” beef with Cris Cyborg, Alycia Baumgardner, the length of fights and Amanda Serrano, Garcia vs. O’Malley, Joshua vs. Ngannou, and more. Matt Riddle around (1:12:27) discusses his latest wresting action, his WWE departure, how his schedule has changed, his incident at JFK, if the TKO merger caused the firing, why he failed some drug tests, why he went to rehab, his wrestling goal, what rehab was like, his divorce, if he has regrets, the conclusion of the storyline with Randy Orton, the DC vs. Jones storyline, how Daniel Cormier did as a referee, his reaction to the Vince McMahon news, Bad Bunny and Logan Paul, WrestleMania 40, if he has interest in MMA or BKFC, and more. Ariel Helwani returns to On the Nose questions around (2:20:59) to discuss the UFC 300 main event, boxing’s increase in superfights, who would win a mile between Ariel and GC, the rising interest in combat sports, Ed Shares, Jon Jones at the PFL vs. Bellator event, and more. David Feldman around (2:37:39) discusses Mike Perry’s next announcement, the KnuckleMania card in April, how they ended up with Thiago Alves for Perry instead of Darren Till or Anthony Pettis, where they stand with Nevada and New York, recent signings, what happened to Rothwell vs. Duffee, his recent meeting with Dana White, his bad day a couple years ago, a recent big offer, if there’s a number he would be willing to sell BKFC for, and more. The parlay boys around (3:02:09) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:20:25

28 Feb 24

Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Oscar De La Hoya, Eddie Hearn all in studio, MMA weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and crew around (5:53) discusses the biggest combat story of the weekend, if it was PFL vs. Bellator, Brian Ortega’s comeback win or something else, why Ilia Topuria’s moment with Real Madrid was so big for the sport, what’s next for Topuria, Ortega’s injury during introductions, the UFC 301 main event, if Alex Pereira could headline UFC 300 and UFC 301, and more. Devin Haney around (33:31) discusses how he ended up facing Ryan Garcia next, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, what happened at the Super Bowl, if he was close to Tank Garcia fight, his experience in Saudi Arabia, his dream opponent, if there is a rematch clause with Garcia, what he thought of Garcia’s last performance, his first fight with Garcia as a kid, their last fight as teenagers, why this fight with Garcia is personal after recent comments, if Francis Ngannou has a chance against Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez’s new situation, what’s next for Terence Crawford, what’s next for him, and more. The panel then around (1:07:32) discusses PFL vs. Bellator 2, Francis Ngannou’s appearance, the missed opportunity, what it meant for PFL and Bellator, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, what’s next for Johnny Elben and Claressa Shields, and more. Ryan Garcia around (1:45:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Devin Haney, the comments that upset Haney, his strategy against Oscar Duarte, how he ended up with Haney next, his relationship with Floyd Mayweather, if he rematches with Tank Garcia, his issues with Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, recent comments from Shia LaBeouf, his divorce, his recent hangout with Nate Diaz, if the fight will stay in Brooklyn, beating Sean O’Malley in MMA, Haney’s recent comments, his feud with Bill Haney, his official fight prediction, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (2:18:43) discusses how the fight between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney got made, Eddie Hearn’s involvement, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, his past issues with Ryan Garcia, why Brooklyn will work for the fight, Ryan Garcia vs. Tank Davis, Garcia’s issues with Bernard Hopkins, Canelo Alvarez’s future, his thoughts on Turki Alalshikh, Garcia’s chances of fighting in the UFC, a boxing version of the UFC Apex, if Garcia vs. Haney will do 1 million pay-per-view buys, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:57:15) discusses the Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney clash, how he is financially involved, the location, Canelo Alvarez’s future, who could be next for Alvarez, the state of PBC, his toughest competition, his relationship with Dana White, his relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, Francis Ngannou’s chances against Anthony Joshua, Conor McGregor’s future, 5x5 rosters, Katie Taylor’s future, his talks with Tank Davis, and more. The parlay boys around (4:01:52) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Oscar De La Hoya, Eddie Hearn all in studio, MMA weekend recap

Ariel Helwani and crew around (5:53) discusses the biggest combat story of the weekend, if it was PFL vs. Bellator, Brian Ortega’s comeback win or something else, why Ilia Topuria’s moment with Real Madrid was so big for the sport, what’s next for Topuria, Ortega’s injury during introductions, the UFC 301 main event, if Alex Pereira could headline UFC 300 and UFC 301, and more. Devin Haney around (33:31) discusses how he ended up facing Ryan Garcia next, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, what happened at the Super Bowl, if he was close to Tank Garcia fight, his experience in Saudi Arabia, his dream opponent, if there is a rematch clause with Garcia, what he thought of Garcia’s last performance, his first fight with Garcia as a kid, their last fight as teenagers, why this fight with Garcia is personal after recent comments, if Francis Ngannou has a chance against Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez’s new situation, what’s next for Terence Crawford, what’s next for him, and more. The panel then around (1:07:32) discusses PFL vs. Bellator 2, Francis Ngannou’s appearance, the missed opportunity, what it meant for PFL and Bellator, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, what’s next for Johnny Elben and Claressa Shields, and more. Ryan Garcia around (1:45:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Devin Haney, the comments that upset Haney, his strategy against Oscar Duarte, how he ended up with Haney next, his relationship with Floyd Mayweather, if he rematches with Tank Garcia, his issues with Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, recent comments from Shia LaBeouf, his divorce, his recent hangout with Nate Diaz, if the fight will stay in Brooklyn, beating Sean O’Malley in MMA, Haney’s recent comments, his feud with Bill Haney, his official fight prediction, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (2:18:43) discusses how the fight between Ryan Garcia and Devin Haney got made, Eddie Hearn’s involvement, how the fight ended up in Brooklyn, his past issues with Ryan Garcia, why Brooklyn will work for the fight, Ryan Garcia vs. Tank Davis, Garcia’s issues with Bernard Hopkins, Canelo Alvarez’s future, his thoughts on Turki Alalshikh, Garcia’s chances of fighting in the UFC, a boxing version of the UFC Apex, if Garcia vs. Haney will do 1 million pay-per-view buys, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:57:15) discusses the Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney clash, how he is financially involved, the location, Canelo Alvarez’s future, who could be next for Alvarez, the state of PBC, his toughest competition, his relationship with Dana White, his relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, Francis Ngannou’s chances against Anthony Joshua, Conor McGregor’s future, 5x5 rosters, Katie Taylor’s future, his talks with Tank Davis, and more. The parlay boys around (4:01:52) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:19:09

26 Feb 24

Alex Pereira in studio, Michael Chandler, Johnny Eblen, Brandon Royval, Anthony Hernandez, Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall virtual face-to-face

In the latest On the Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses NYR vs. GC in an MMA contest, the UFC 300 main event, the women’s title fight at UFC 300, what could headline UFC 301, Robert Whittaker’s future, if UFC 300 should be two nights, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, Ian Machado Garry’s future, and more. Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall around (42:56) discuss the coloring book gift, the heated media events, the weight class for the fight, their opinions on each other’s last fights, if they ever will be friends, their first fight, their prediction for their upcoming fight, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:00:32) discusses his upcoming showdown with Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, why he didn’t come earlier to fight week because of the altitude, what went wrong against Alexandre Pantoja in his UFC title fight, the first fight against Brandon Moreno, Moreno’s performance against Pantoja, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:21:24) discusses his upcoming title fight against Impa Kasanganay at PFL vs. Bellator, how he has been treated, his options for this event, the belt/ring, the cage, fighting outside, his expensive shopping trip, a Home Depot prank almost gone wrong, being on TMZ, training with Sean Strickland, how he matches against Dricus Du Plessis, and more. Anthony Hernandez around (1:42:47) discusses his win over Roman Kopylov at UFC 298, family life with four kids and chickens, where he gets his nickname Fluffy, how he got into mixed martial arts, what he would have done if he didn’t do MMA, how he didn’t know who Rodolfo Vieira was before submitting him, his smiling celebration at UFC 298, his earrings, when he wants to return, and more. Ariel Helwani around 2:05:59) returns to On the Nose to discuss the evolution of MMA compared to other sports, UFC 300 dream card, UK trivia questions, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:27:59) discusses his WWE promo on Monday Night Raw, how it happened, his meeting with Triple H, the past year waiting for Conor McGregor, why they aren’t headlining UFC 300, his current weight, when the fight might be possible, Alex Volkanovski’s knockout at UFC 298, the UFC 299 co-main event, and more. Alex Pereira around (3:07:45) discusses the UFC 300 main event against Jamahal Hill, his connection with the fans, when he found out he would headline the event, if he would like to fight at heavyweight, what weight he walks around with, why his coach loves the idea, if he wants to fight Israel Adesanya again, why he would be open to training with him, UFC 301, his stare down with Jamahal Hill after Hill fought Glover Teixeira, training with Steven Seagal, meeting Hasbulla, Dubai, how the fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (4:28:39) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alex Pereira in studio, Michael Chandler, Johnny Eblen, Brandon Royval, Anthony Hernandez, Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall virtual face-to-face

In the latest On the Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses NYR vs. GC in an MMA contest, the UFC 300 main event, the women’s title fight at UFC 300, what could headline UFC 301, Robert Whittaker’s future, if UFC 300 should be two nights, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, Ian Machado Garry’s future, and more. Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall around (42:56) discuss the coloring book gift, the heated media events, the weight class for the fight, their opinions on each other’s last fights, if they ever will be friends, their first fight, their prediction for their upcoming fight, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:00:32) discusses his upcoming showdown with Brandon Moreno at UFC Mexico City, why he didn’t come earlier to fight week because of the altitude, what went wrong against Alexandre Pantoja in his UFC title fight, the first fight against Brandon Moreno, Moreno’s performance against Pantoja, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:21:24) discusses his upcoming title fight against Impa Kasanganay at PFL vs. Bellator, how he has been treated, his options for this event, the belt/ring, the cage, fighting outside, his expensive shopping trip, a Home Depot prank almost gone wrong, being on TMZ, training with Sean Strickland, how he matches against Dricus Du Plessis, and more. Anthony Hernandez around (1:42:47) discusses his win over Roman Kopylov at UFC 298, family life with four kids and chickens, where he gets his nickname Fluffy, how he got into mixed martial arts, what he would have done if he didn’t do MMA, how he didn’t know who Rodolfo Vieira was before submitting him, his smiling celebration at UFC 298, his earrings, when he wants to return, and more. Ariel Helwani around 2:05:59) returns to On the Nose to discuss the evolution of MMA compared to other sports, UFC 300 dream card, UK trivia questions, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:27:59) discusses his WWE promo on Monday Night Raw, how it happened, his meeting with Triple H, the past year waiting for Conor McGregor, why they aren’t headlining UFC 300, his current weight, when the fight might be possible, Alex Volkanovski’s knockout at UFC 298, the UFC 299 co-main event, and more. Alex Pereira around (3:07:45) discusses the UFC 300 main event against Jamahal Hill, his connection with the fans, when he found out he would headline the event, if he would like to fight at heavyweight, what weight he walks around with, why his coach loves the idea, if he wants to fight Israel Adesanya again, why he would be open to training with him, UFC 301, his stare down with Jamahal Hill after Hill fought Glover Teixeira, training with Steven Seagal, meeting Hasbulla, Dubai, how the fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (4:28:39) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for UFC Mexico City and PFL vs. Bellator. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:52:27

22 Feb 24

Sean O’Malley, Ian Machado Garry, Merab Dvalishvili, Oban Elliott, UFC 298 reaction

Ariel Helwani around (5:40) discusses UFC 298 storylines, what’s next for Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria, what’s at stake at UFC Mexico City, Merab Dvalishvili’s win, Henry Cejudo’s future, how he scored the Ian Garry vs. Geoff Neal fight, the co-main event, and the announcement of the UFC 300 main event. The panel then around (38:52) wraps up UFC 298 and the pick for the UFC 300 main event. Ian Machado Garry around (1:01:50) discusses his UFC 298 win over Geoff Neal, why he studied NFL wide receivers, the scoring of the fight, if he’s having internal conflict with recent behavior, dealing with the fans in Anaheim, Colby Covington, his relationship with the Irish media, his feud with Rampage Jackson, why he cries before fights, one of his tattoos, Leon vs. Belal, Sean Brady, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:35:18) discusses his UFC 298 win over Henry Cejudo, his social media, getting the next title shot, why he prefers Sean O’Malley to win UFC 299, his fans back home, his fight with Aljamain Sterling before his UFC 298 fight, his relationship with Mark Zuckerberg, if Cejudo will retire, his Mexican fans, when he would like to return, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:59:50) discusses the UFC 298 main event, Merab vs. Cejudo, possibly facing Ilia Topuria in the future, why he went to UFC 298, if Cejudo should retire, why there is a Mexican flag on his UFC belt, his upcoming fight against Chito Vera, his improvements since the first fight, his coach’s injury, why he writes in journals, his social media, his official fight prediction, and more. Oban Elliott around (2:31:03) discusses his UFC 298 win over Val Woodburn, his tough first round, his debut performance, if he was nervous before the fight, a voice message from Tom Aspinall, meeting CM Punk, Michael Bisping, and Chael Sonnen after the fight, seeing his mother after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:01) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his UFC 298 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sean O’Malley, Ian Machado Garry, Merab Dvalishvili, Oban Elliott, UFC 298 reaction

Ariel Helwani around (5:40) discusses UFC 298 storylines, what’s next for Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria, what’s at stake at UFC Mexico City, Merab Dvalishvili’s win, Henry Cejudo’s future, how he scored the Ian Garry vs. Geoff Neal fight, the co-main event, and the announcement of the UFC 300 main event. The panel then around (38:52) wraps up UFC 298 and the pick for the UFC 300 main event. Ian Machado Garry around (1:01:50) discusses his UFC 298 win over Geoff Neal, why he studied NFL wide receivers, the scoring of the fight, if he’s having internal conflict with recent behavior, dealing with the fans in Anaheim, Colby Covington, his relationship with the Irish media, his feud with Rampage Jackson, why he cries before fights, one of his tattoos, Leon vs. Belal, Sean Brady, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:35:18) discusses his UFC 298 win over Henry Cejudo, his social media, getting the next title shot, why he prefers Sean O’Malley to win UFC 299, his fans back home, his fight with Aljamain Sterling before his UFC 298 fight, his relationship with Mark Zuckerberg, if Cejudo will retire, his Mexican fans, when he would like to return, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:59:50) discusses the UFC 298 main event, Merab vs. Cejudo, possibly facing Ilia Topuria in the future, why he went to UFC 298, if Cejudo should retire, why there is a Mexican flag on his UFC belt, his upcoming fight against Chito Vera, his improvements since the first fight, his coach’s injury, why he writes in journals, his social media, his official fight prediction, and more. Oban Elliott around (2:31:03) discusses his UFC 298 win over Val Woodburn, his tough first round, his debut performance, if he was nervous before the fight, a voice message from Tom Aspinall, meeting CM Punk, Michael Bisping, and Chael Sonnen after the fight, seeing his mother after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:01) look back at their most recent performance, and GC recaps his UFC 298 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:33:49

19 Feb 24

Demetrious Johnson, Eric Albarracin, Oban Elliott, Jack Hermansson, Bill Haney, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (5:19), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC 300 main event, the WWE Hall of Fame, Jon Jones, Sage Northcutt and ONE Championship, Charles Radtke, Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, the next fight for Alexander Volkanovski, UFC 298, the Royal Rumble, the next World Cup, boxing media, Valentine Day’s plans, and more. Jack Hermansson around (58:13) discusses his win over Joe Pyfer at UFC Vegas 86, making a statement, Joe Pyfer’s future, fighting at the UFC Apex, his long absence from the Octagon, why MMA is illegal in Norway, and more. Eric Albarracin around (1:12:33) discusses parting ways with Henry Cejudo on UFC 298 Embedded, the reasons for their split, what he has been up to now, Henry Cejudo’s previous retirement, Paulo Costa’s return, and more. Also, Paulo Costa drops by to talk about secret juice and his elbow. Oban Elliott around (1:35:03) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight, how he was inspired by Chael Sonnen, why he feels like he is home, why he was suspended from Twitter, his nickname, Chael Sonnen’s comments, Val Woodburn, pro wrestling, and more. Bill Haney, father of boxing champ Devin Haney around (2:25:46), discusses the upcoming fight against Ryan Garcia, how hard the fight was to get done, how the Haneys are about to bounce between promotions and deals, Ryan Garcia’s comments, where the fight might take place, when Devin will move up in weight, how Devin got into boxing, Gervonta Davis, Garcia’s last performance, the past fights between Haney and Garcia, and more. The parlay boys around (2:48:03) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his most recent picks for UFC 298. Demetrious Johnson around (3:03:20) discusses his philosophy for YouTube, how they pick their topics, the Strickland vs. Sneako brawl, his popularity, a recent conversation with Michael Bisping, what’s next, the last time he went to an event, UFC 298, Henry Cejudo’s chances, Alexander Volkanovski’s second fight against Islam Makhachev, the UFC 298 main event, the UFC 300 main event, Israel Adesanya vs. DDP, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:44:00) answer more On the Nose questions. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Demetrious Johnson, Eric Albarracin, Oban Elliott, Jack Hermansson, Bill Haney, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (5:19), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC 300 main event, the WWE Hall of Fame, Jon Jones, Sage Northcutt and ONE Championship, Charles Radtke, Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, the next fight for Alexander Volkanovski, UFC 298, the Royal Rumble, the next World Cup, boxing media, Valentine Day’s plans, and more. Jack Hermansson around (58:13) discusses his win over Joe Pyfer at UFC Vegas 86, making a statement, Joe Pyfer’s future, fighting at the UFC Apex, his long absence from the Octagon, why MMA is illegal in Norway, and more. Eric Albarracin around (1:12:33) discusses parting ways with Henry Cejudo on UFC 298 Embedded, the reasons for their split, what he has been up to now, Henry Cejudo’s previous retirement, Paulo Costa’s return, and more. Also, Paulo Costa drops by to talk about secret juice and his elbow. Oban Elliott around (1:35:03) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight, how he was inspired by Chael Sonnen, why he feels like he is home, why he was suspended from Twitter, his nickname, Chael Sonnen’s comments, Val Woodburn, pro wrestling, and more. Bill Haney, father of boxing champ Devin Haney around (2:25:46), discusses the upcoming fight against Ryan Garcia, how hard the fight was to get done, how the Haneys are about to bounce between promotions and deals, Ryan Garcia’s comments, where the fight might take place, when Devin will move up in weight, how Devin got into boxing, Gervonta Davis, Garcia’s last performance, the past fights between Haney and Garcia, and more. The parlay boys around (2:48:03) make their most recent selection, and GC makes his most recent picks for UFC 298. Demetrious Johnson around (3:03:20) discusses his philosophy for YouTube, how they pick their topics, the Strickland vs. Sneako brawl, his popularity, a recent conversation with Michael Bisping, what’s next, the last time he went to an event, UFC 298, Henry Cejudo’s chances, Alexander Volkanovski’s second fight against Islam Makhachev, the UFC 298 main event, the UFC 300 main event, Israel Adesanya vs. DDP, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (3:44:00) answer more On the Nose questions. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:17:46

15 Feb 24

Tom Aspinall, Yair Rodriguez, Arnold Allen, Mackenzie Dern, Craig Jones, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (9:43) discusses UFC Vegas 86, the issues of the UFC APEX, the surprising move to promote Slap event over UFC event Saturday night during Super Bowl week, the UFC 300 main event drama during the Super Bowl, what he knows at this moment for possible UFC 300 main event, and more. Craig Jones around (31:56) discusses Alexander Volkanovski’s chances at UFC 298, running into Will Ferrell at a Kings game, if Volkanovski is coming back too soon from his KO loss, Ilia Topuria’s social media game, Topuria’s attire, who the UFC might be rooting for in the fight, his next jiu jitsu fight, his recent trip to Kazakhstan, a memorable Sean Strickland story at UFC 296, Gordon Ryan, fight prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:16:01) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. Arnold Allen around (1:29:20) discusses his recent loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, MMA rules, if he felt the knees were legal in the third round, Dana White’s comments after the fight, if he stayed up to watch the Super Bowl, what happened to the club card, when he would like to return, who will win the UFC 298 main event, who he wants next, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:06:19) discusses what he’s been up to since he won the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his recent tweets, his new mindset, online “crying”, if he will ever face Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic, the possibility of facing Alex Pereira, training with Eddie Hall, MMA vs. boxing, recent comments by Jones, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, the UFC 298 main event, when he would like to return, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:39:08) talks about how her short-notice fight with Amanda Lemos at UFC 298, the mistakes she made in her previous fight with Jessica Andrade, the changes in her personal life and team, how she’s dealing with the pressure of being in the spotlight, and more. Yair Rodriguez around (3:00:35) discusses his upcoming fight against Brian Ortega at UFC Mexico City, if he should be the main event, his break from acton since UFC 290, what he learned from his loss to Alexander Volkanovski, how he dealt with coming up short for a title, the UFC 298 main event, Ilia Topuria’s recent comments, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tom Aspinall, Yair Rodriguez, Arnold Allen, Mackenzie Dern, Craig Jones, weekend recap

Ariel Helwani around (9:43) discusses UFC Vegas 86, the issues of the UFC APEX, the surprising move to promote Slap event over UFC event Saturday night during Super Bowl week, the UFC 300 main event drama during the Super Bowl, what he knows at this moment for possible UFC 300 main event, and more. Craig Jones around (31:56) discusses Alexander Volkanovski’s chances at UFC 298, running into Will Ferrell at a Kings game, if Volkanovski is coming back too soon from his KO loss, Ilia Topuria’s social media game, Topuria’s attire, who the UFC might be rooting for in the fight, his next jiu jitsu fight, his recent trip to Kazakhstan, a memorable Sean Strickland story at UFC 296, Gordon Ryan, fight prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:16:01) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. Arnold Allen around (1:29:20) discusses his recent loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, MMA rules, if he felt the knees were legal in the third round, Dana White’s comments after the fight, if he stayed up to watch the Super Bowl, what happened to the club card, when he would like to return, who will win the UFC 298 main event, who he wants next, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:06:19) discusses what he’s been up to since he won the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his recent tweets, his new mindset, online “crying”, if he will ever face Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic, the possibility of facing Alex Pereira, training with Eddie Hall, MMA vs. boxing, recent comments by Jones, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, the UFC 298 main event, when he would like to return, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:39:08) talks about how her short-notice fight with Amanda Lemos at UFC 298, the mistakes she made in her previous fight with Jessica Andrade, the changes in her personal life and team, how she’s dealing with the pressure of being in the spotlight, and more. Yair Rodriguez around (3:00:35) discusses his upcoming fight against Brian Ortega at UFC Mexico City, if he should be the main event, his break from acton since UFC 290, what he learned from his loss to Alexander Volkanovski, how he dealt with coming up short for a title, the UFC 298 main event, Ilia Topuria’s recent comments, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:52:13

12 Feb 24

Benoît Saint Denis, Tim Welch, Randy Brown, Corey Anderson, Ben Whittaker, and news of the week!

In the latest On the Nose around (9:04), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC’s lack of fights in Chicago, the UFC weigh-in show, UFC superfights, Cody Rhodes and WrestleMania, which team needs Super Bowl win the most, Jalen Brunson, why Muhammad Mokaev won’t be on the show anymore, more live shows in the future, media day 1:1 interviews, Dana White’s recent comments about Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, and more. Randy Brown around (1:13:03) discusses his memorable finish at UFC Vegas 85, why he has struggled at times in the UFC, how the fans view him, what he wants next, his efforts to fight Michael Chiesa and the conversations they have had, his new podcast, the Bob Marley movie, UFC Apex fights, and more. Benoît Saint Denis around (1:32:17) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 clash with Dustin Poirier, why he thought he might get Beneil Dariush next, Dustin Poirier’s recent tweet, the timeline of the UFC announcement of the fight, if he was surprised Poirier accepted the fight, French MMA, his championship hopes, and more. Corey Anderson around (1:57:14) discusses PFL’s sale to Bellator, why he chose title fight over the tournament, Vadim Nemkov’s decision to vacate the belt, his previous battles with Nemkov, the nerves for his last fight against Phil Davis, hunting, why he uses a bow and arrows, facing Karl Moore, if he’s best light heavyweight in the world, Jamahal Hill’s latest comments, and more. Tim Welch, the coach of Sean O’Malley, around (2:23:24) discusses the upcoming title fight against Chito Vera, why he is so popular, his basketball injury, raw milk, the rematch, Sean O’Malley’s character after winning the title, how Chito Vera has evolved since their first fight, his durability, his fight prediction, Chito’s performance against Corey Sandhagen, what O’Malley wants next after UFC 299, Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo, and more. Ben Whittaker around (2:56:26) discusses his viral performance and knockout in his last boxing fight, how his life has changed since the fight, his boxing style, winning the silver medal in the Olympics, where he ended up after going pro, trying to be the face of British boxing, how far he can go, his favorite fighters, how close he is to be a world champion, if he likes mixed martial arts, if he would ever compete in MMA, his new rap song, Shaquille O’Neal, Odell Beckham, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:33) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Benoît Saint Denis, Tim Welch, Randy Brown, Corey Anderson, Ben Whittaker, and news of the week!

In the latest On the Nose around (9:04), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC’s lack of fights in Chicago, the UFC weigh-in show, UFC superfights, Cody Rhodes and WrestleMania, which team needs Super Bowl win the most, Jalen Brunson, why Muhammad Mokaev won’t be on the show anymore, more live shows in the future, media day 1:1 interviews, Dana White’s recent comments about Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, and more. Randy Brown around (1:13:03) discusses his memorable finish at UFC Vegas 85, why he has struggled at times in the UFC, how the fans view him, what he wants next, his efforts to fight Michael Chiesa and the conversations they have had, his new podcast, the Bob Marley movie, UFC Apex fights, and more. Benoît Saint Denis around (1:32:17) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 clash with Dustin Poirier, why he thought he might get Beneil Dariush next, Dustin Poirier’s recent tweet, the timeline of the UFC announcement of the fight, if he was surprised Poirier accepted the fight, French MMA, his championship hopes, and more. Corey Anderson around (1:57:14) discusses PFL’s sale to Bellator, why he chose title fight over the tournament, Vadim Nemkov’s decision to vacate the belt, his previous battles with Nemkov, the nerves for his last fight against Phil Davis, hunting, why he uses a bow and arrows, facing Karl Moore, if he’s best light heavyweight in the world, Jamahal Hill’s latest comments, and more. Tim Welch, the coach of Sean O’Malley, around (2:23:24) discusses the upcoming title fight against Chito Vera, why he is so popular, his basketball injury, raw milk, the rematch, Sean O’Malley’s character after winning the title, how Chito Vera has evolved since their first fight, his durability, his fight prediction, Chito’s performance against Corey Sandhagen, what O’Malley wants next after UFC 299, Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo, and more. Ben Whittaker around (2:56:26) discusses his viral performance and knockout in his last boxing fight, how his life has changed since the fight, his boxing style, winning the silver medal in the Olympics, where he ended up after going pro, trying to be the face of British boxing, how far he can go, his favorite fighters, how close he is to be a world champion, if he likes mixed martial arts, if he would ever compete in MMA, his new rap song, Shaquille O’Neal, Odell Beckham, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:33) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:02:23

7 Feb 24

Dustin Poirier, Rampage Jackson, Ilia Topuria, Renato Moicano Teofimo Lopez, Themba Gorimbo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:14) discusses how the special edition of The MMA Hour happened Saturday, the fallout of the interview with Turki Alalshikh, Tyson Fury, and Oleksandr Usyk, the fallout from Dustin Poirier’s tweet, the hot takes from the incident, The Rock vs. Roman Reigns, UFC Vegas 85, and more. Themba Gorimbo around (44:57) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, the knockout win, recent comments by Kiefer Crosbie, how the comments bothered him, how his story found The Rock, The Rock’s support, how he ended up in the UFC, his near-death experience as a child, his tough childhood, how he’s helping back home, what’s next, and more. Teofimo Lopez around (1:22:19) discusses his upcoming fight against Jamaine Ortiz, why he asked for this fight, why he didn’t want to face Ortiz, why he thought of Ortiz ripping his poster, how close he was to retirement, social media before Josh Taylor fight, trying ayahuasca, why he wants Bud Crawford next, and more. Rampage Jackson around (1:49:57) discusses past clips with Ariel Helwani, how he ended up in poor seats at his last Japan event, if he’s really boxing Shannon Briggs, the fighters he wants to face next, meeting Conor McGregor, a classic story with Rampage, his loss to Jon Jones, and more. Renato Moicano around (2:32:25) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, how many stitches he got from the fight, how the head butt hurt him, the Apex, if he would consider return to featherweight, his memorable post-fight interview, visiting his family, his thoughts on United States, what he wants next, Paddy Pimblett, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:34) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 85 selections. Dustin Poirier around (3:28:55) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight with Benoit Saint Denis, his first thoughts of his opponent, why five rounds, if Saint Denis was on his radar, his tweet that set off a firestorm, how this fight almost ended up at UFC 300, if he never gets to fight Nate Diaz, the state of the division, Holloway vs. Goethje, Max Holloway, Kayla Harrison, how his fight will end at UFC 299, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:57:50) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 298 against Alexander Volkanovski, the videos he is putting out, his first staredown with Volkanovski, Volkanovski’s last knockout loss, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, Paddy Pimblett, who he wants next, a recent meeting with Hunter Campbell, a future UFC event in Spain, what makes him nervous, the rise of Georgian MMA, his official prediction for Volkanovski, when his UFC dreams began, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dustin Poirier, Rampage Jackson, Ilia Topuria, Renato Moicano Teofimo Lopez, Themba Gorimbo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:14) discusses how the special edition of The MMA Hour happened Saturday, the fallout of the interview with Turki Alalshikh, Tyson Fury, and Oleksandr Usyk, the fallout from Dustin Poirier’s tweet, the hot takes from the incident, The Rock vs. Roman Reigns, UFC Vegas 85, and more. Themba Gorimbo around (44:57) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, the knockout win, recent comments by Kiefer Crosbie, how the comments bothered him, how his story found The Rock, The Rock’s support, how he ended up in the UFC, his near-death experience as a child, his tough childhood, how he’s helping back home, what’s next, and more. Teofimo Lopez around (1:22:19) discusses his upcoming fight against Jamaine Ortiz, why he asked for this fight, why he didn’t want to face Ortiz, why he thought of Ortiz ripping his poster, how close he was to retirement, social media before Josh Taylor fight, trying ayahuasca, why he wants Bud Crawford next, and more. Rampage Jackson around (1:49:57) discusses past clips with Ariel Helwani, how he ended up in poor seats at his last Japan event, if he’s really boxing Shannon Briggs, the fighters he wants to face next, meeting Conor McGregor, a classic story with Rampage, his loss to Jon Jones, and more. Renato Moicano around (2:32:25) discusses his UFC Vegas 85 win, how many stitches he got from the fight, how the head butt hurt him, the Apex, if he would consider return to featherweight, his memorable post-fight interview, visiting his family, his thoughts on United States, what he wants next, Paddy Pimblett, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:34) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 85 selections. Dustin Poirier around (3:28:55) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 fight with Benoit Saint Denis, his first thoughts of his opponent, why five rounds, if Saint Denis was on his radar, his tweet that set off a firestorm, how this fight almost ended up at UFC 300, if he never gets to fight Nate Diaz, the state of the division, Holloway vs. Goethje, Max Holloway, Kayla Harrison, how his fight will end at UFC 299, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:57:50) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 298 against Alexander Volkanovski, the videos he is putting out, his first staredown with Volkanovski, Volkanovski’s last knockout loss, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, Paddy Pimblett, who he wants next, a recent meeting with Hunter Campbell, a future UFC event in Spain, what makes him nervous, the rise of Georgian MMA, his official prediction for Volkanovski, when his UFC dreams began, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:36:58

6 Feb 24

BREAKING NEWS SPECIAL EDITION: Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Turki Alalshikh announce new date, more

On the special breaking news edition of The MMA Hour, heavyweight boxing champs Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk appeared with Saudi Arabia royal adviser Turki Alalshikh and Usyk manager/translator Eglis Klimas, to talk about the delay of the Feb. 17 title unifier in Riyadh. Fury spoke about how his injury took place, Usyk and Klimas gave their reaction to Fury's cut, Alalshikh announced the new date for the fight and the incentive he's put out to both fighters to keep the fight from being delayed again. Additionally, Alalshikh talks about what will happen to the Feb. 17 event, the plan for Filip Hrgovic's next fight, the date for the highly anticipated light heavyweight title unifier between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

BREAKING NEWS SPECIAL EDITION: Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Turki Alalshikh announce new date, more

On the special breaking news edition of The MMA Hour, heavyweight boxing champs Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk appeared with Saudi Arabia royal adviser Turki Alalshikh and Usyk manager/translator Eglis Klimas, to talk about the delay of the Feb. 17 title unifier in Riyadh. Fury spoke about how his injury took place, Usyk and Klimas gave their reaction to Fury's cut, Alalshikh announced the new date for the fight and the incentive he's put out to both fighters to keep the fight from being delayed again. Additionally, Alalshikh talks about what will happen to the Feb. 17 event, the plan for Filip Hrgovic's next fight, the date for the highly anticipated light heavyweight title unifier between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23:18

3 Feb 24

Conor Benn Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts, plus Raquel Pennington, Cory Sandhagen, Tatiana Suarez & Cassius Corrigan

In the latest edition of On the Nose around (6:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Renato Moicano, how much the MMA media landscape has changed, if it’s time to reveal Mysterious Frank, the biggest title fight to make in UFC now, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (30:50) discusses his social media game, his shoulder injury, losing his possible title fight, the Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo fight, facing Sean O’Malley, if he has any regrets taking Petr Yan fight, who will win UFC 299 main event, Umar Nurmagomedov, his YouTube videos, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:01:23) discusses her Bills fandom, why she’s not fighting at UFC 298, when she might return, if a title shot is on the horizon, her new documentary, and more. Cassius Corrigan joins Suarez to discuss the documentary, Suarez’s rise to wrestling fame, how they found out Suarez had cancer, and more. Raquel Pennington around (1:30:13) discusses her UFC 297 title win, her illness before the fight, if she thought about dropping out, if she feels disrespected, her reception at the airport, Jessica Pena’s recent comments, Kayla Harrison’s UFC debut, Sean Strickland’s comments, and more. Ariel around (2:00:21) returns to On the Nose to discuss UFC 301, if he will attend future UFC events, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns, if he would commentate for WWE, Vince McMahon news, and more. Conor Benn around (2:50:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Peter Dobson, being called the “bad boy of British boxing”, having to fight in Las Vegas instead of England, the frustration of not being able to fight in England, if he feels that this is personal at this point, how expensive this fight has been for him, how he has been portrayed by the British media, if he thought of retirement, blackmail allegations, his future plans, his staredown with Dobson, his fight prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:22:11) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming UFC Vegas 85. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Conor Benn Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts, plus Raquel Pennington, Cory Sandhagen, Tatiana Suarez & Cassius Corrigan

In the latest edition of On the Nose around (6:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Renato Moicano, how much the MMA media landscape has changed, if it’s time to reveal Mysterious Frank, the biggest title fight to make in UFC now, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (30:50) discusses his social media game, his shoulder injury, losing his possible title fight, the Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo fight, facing Sean O’Malley, if he has any regrets taking Petr Yan fight, who will win UFC 299 main event, Umar Nurmagomedov, his YouTube videos, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:01:23) discusses her Bills fandom, why she’s not fighting at UFC 298, when she might return, if a title shot is on the horizon, her new documentary, and more. Cassius Corrigan joins Suarez to discuss the documentary, Suarez’s rise to wrestling fame, how they found out Suarez had cancer, and more. Raquel Pennington around (1:30:13) discusses her UFC 297 title win, her illness before the fight, if she thought about dropping out, if she feels disrespected, her reception at the airport, Jessica Pena’s recent comments, Kayla Harrison’s UFC debut, Sean Strickland’s comments, and more. Ariel around (2:00:21) returns to On the Nose to discuss UFC 301, if he will attend future UFC events, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns, if he would commentate for WWE, Vince McMahon news, and more. Conor Benn around (2:50:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Peter Dobson, being called the “bad boy of British boxing”, having to fight in Las Vegas instead of England, the frustration of not being able to fight in England, if he feels that this is personal at this point, how expensive this fight has been for him, how he has been portrayed by the British media, if he thought of retirement, blackmail allegations, his future plans, his staredown with Dobson, his fight prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:22:11) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming UFC Vegas 85. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:48:18

31 Jan 24

Aljamain Sterling, Diamond Dallas Page, Renato Moicano, Holly Holm, CSAC boss Andy Foster

Ariel Helwani around (7:02) discusses this past weekend in combat sports, the Conor McGregor trailer for Road House, and more. California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster around (21:54) discusses a possible new rule change in mixed martial arts, the fight that caused the tweak in the rules, if soccer kicks could return, rules meetings, the 12-6 elbow rule, the pension fund for fighters, the BKFC and Power Slap approvals, the Usman Nurmagomedov positive test, and more. Holly Holm around (1:08:47) discusses her upcoming clash with Kayla Harrison at UFC 300, how she found out, what she feels about this fight, if the fight at 135 pounds will be in Holm’s favor, what if Harrison misses weight, why she is always fighting the best, her last fight, the UFC 297 co-main event, if a title shot should be at stake at UFC 300, the 145-pound division, if Amanda Nunes will return, and more. Renato Moicano aorund (1:35:07) discusses his upcoming Drew Dober fight at UFC Vegas 85, his mustache, his time apart from the Octagon, his messages for the haters, fighting at the UFC Apex again, what he wants next, Dober’s recent performances, Islam Makhachev’s last performance, other top lightweight fights coming up, Max Holloway, the UFC 300 fight card, and more. Diamond Dallas Page around (2:04:27) discusses Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, how he got a press pass at the Royal Rumble, his history with Cody Rhodes, Vince McMahon’s latest resignation, if the atmosphere at Royal Rumble was any different, Hulk Hogan classic tale, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:49:20) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Calvin Kattar, his grappling events, his issues with some jiu-jitsu competitions, the Chase Hooper match, his skits with Merab Dvalishvili, if he will ever fight at 135 pounds again, the Sean O’Malley loss, how he ended up with Kattar, how close he is to a FW title shot, the grounded fighter rule, Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley, and more. The panel around (3:28:56) looks back at this past Saturday’s Royal Rumble and determines who won the men’s and women’s lottery. They then break down the memorable event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aljamain Sterling, Diamond Dallas Page, Renato Moicano, Holly Holm, CSAC boss Andy Foster

Ariel Helwani around (7:02) discusses this past weekend in combat sports, the Conor McGregor trailer for Road House, and more. California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster around (21:54) discusses a possible new rule change in mixed martial arts, the fight that caused the tweak in the rules, if soccer kicks could return, rules meetings, the 12-6 elbow rule, the pension fund for fighters, the BKFC and Power Slap approvals, the Usman Nurmagomedov positive test, and more. Holly Holm around (1:08:47) discusses her upcoming clash with Kayla Harrison at UFC 300, how she found out, what she feels about this fight, if the fight at 135 pounds will be in Holm’s favor, what if Harrison misses weight, why she is always fighting the best, her last fight, the UFC 297 co-main event, if a title shot should be at stake at UFC 300, the 145-pound division, if Amanda Nunes will return, and more. Renato Moicano aorund (1:35:07) discusses his upcoming Drew Dober fight at UFC Vegas 85, his mustache, his time apart from the Octagon, his messages for the haters, fighting at the UFC Apex again, what he wants next, Dober’s recent performances, Islam Makhachev’s last performance, other top lightweight fights coming up, Max Holloway, the UFC 300 fight card, and more. Diamond Dallas Page around (2:04:27) discusses Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, how he got a press pass at the Royal Rumble, his history with Cody Rhodes, Vince McMahon’s latest resignation, if the atmosphere at Royal Rumble was any different, Hulk Hogan classic tale, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:49:20) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Calvin Kattar, his grappling events, his issues with some jiu-jitsu competitions, the Chase Hooper match, his skits with Merab Dvalishvili, if he will ever fight at 135 pounds again, the Sean O’Malley loss, how he ended up with Kattar, how close he is to a FW title shot, the grounded fighter rule, Chito Vera vs. Sean O’Malley, and more. The panel around (3:28:56) looks back at this past Saturday’s Royal Rumble and determines who won the men’s and women’s lottery. They then break down the memorable event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:11:38

29 Jan 24

Kayla Harrison signs with the UFC! Plus: Robert Whittaker, Cedric Doumbe, Leah McCourt, Bianca Belair and Montez Ford in studio

In the latest On the Nose around (6:28), Ariel Helwani discusses Kayla Harrison’s move to the UFC, what it means to the PFL, Harrison’s move to 135 pounds, if Cyborg could join her in the UFC, if it’s the end of the women’s 145-pound division, the Bills, WWE Raw to Netflix, and more. Leah McCourt around (59:43) discusses what happened to Ryan Curtis, who was injured during an MMA practice recently, the severity of his injuries, the surgery, how Curtis is dealing with the injury, what Curtis was like as a fighter, the support for Curtis after the injury, the acquisition of Bellator by the PFL, if a fight with Cris Cyborg is on the horizon, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (1:31:39) discusses his upcoming PFL Europe fight, how the event is already sold out, a possible Anthony Pettis clash, how he ended up facing Baissangour Chamsoudinov, makes a fight prediction, why everyone thinks Chamsoudinov could pull the upset, his staredown with Michael ‘Venom’ Page, why he doesn’t want to do PFL tournament, his interaction with the crowd before his last fight, his walkout, his popularity in France, UFC’s mistake, when he might call it quits, what he might do after fights, who he might face next, and more. The panel around (2:03:45) does their lottery for this weekend’s Royal Rumble. Robert Whittaker around (2:29:22) discusses his upcoming fight against Paulo Costa at UFC 298, his growing family, his injury in the Dricus Du Plessis fight, how awkward it is to fight DDP, who won the UFC 297 main event, if DDP should face Israel Adesanya next, why Costa is so dangerous, the popularity of Sean Strickland, who he wants after Costa, balancing a family and fighting, and more. WWE stars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford around (3:16:10) join us in-studio to discuss their upcoming Hulu reality show Love & WWE, the massive broadcast deal between WWE and Netflix, the growth of WWE under Nick Khan, the challenges of managing a relationship within the same business, the eternal heel vs. babyface debate, body dysmorphia and eating disorders, future goals, the 2024 Royal Rumble, CM Punk’s shocking return to WWE, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kayla Harrison signs with the UFC! Plus: Robert Whittaker, Cedric Doumbe, Leah McCourt, Bianca Belair and Montez Ford in studio

In the latest On the Nose around (6:28), Ariel Helwani discusses Kayla Harrison’s move to the UFC, what it means to the PFL, Harrison’s move to 135 pounds, if Cyborg could join her in the UFC, if it’s the end of the women’s 145-pound division, the Bills, WWE Raw to Netflix, and more. Leah McCourt around (59:43) discusses what happened to Ryan Curtis, who was injured during an MMA practice recently, the severity of his injuries, the surgery, how Curtis is dealing with the injury, what Curtis was like as a fighter, the support for Curtis after the injury, the acquisition of Bellator by the PFL, if a fight with Cris Cyborg is on the horizon, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (1:31:39) discusses his upcoming PFL Europe fight, how the event is already sold out, a possible Anthony Pettis clash, how he ended up facing Baissangour Chamsoudinov, makes a fight prediction, why everyone thinks Chamsoudinov could pull the upset, his staredown with Michael ‘Venom’ Page, why he doesn’t want to do PFL tournament, his interaction with the crowd before his last fight, his walkout, his popularity in France, UFC’s mistake, when he might call it quits, what he might do after fights, who he might face next, and more. The panel around (2:03:45) does their lottery for this weekend’s Royal Rumble. Robert Whittaker around (2:29:22) discusses his upcoming fight against Paulo Costa at UFC 298, his growing family, his injury in the Dricus Du Plessis fight, how awkward it is to fight DDP, who won the UFC 297 main event, if DDP should face Israel Adesanya next, why Costa is so dangerous, the popularity of Sean Strickland, who he wants after Costa, balancing a family and fighting, and more. WWE stars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford around (3:16:10) join us in-studio to discuss their upcoming Hulu reality show Love & WWE, the massive broadcast deal between WWE and Netflix, the growth of WWE under Nick Khan, the challenges of managing a relationship within the same business, the eternal heel vs. babyface debate, body dysmorphia and eating disorders, future goals, the 2024 Royal Rumble, CM Punk’s shocking return to WWE, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:12:10

24 Jan 24

UFC 297 Reaction, Julianna Peña, Neil Magny, Chris Curtis, Jasmine Jasudavicius

Ariel Helwani around (00:53) wraps up his busy weekend and takes a closer look at UFC 297. He discusses the close main event in Toronto, if Dricus Du Plessis will headline UFC 300 with Israel Adesanya, and other top storylines from the event. He addresses Dana White’s comments about the UFC Saudi Arabia event being moved to later in the year, Dricus du Plessis road to the UFC middleweight title, how the UFC 297 main event was scored, the legality of the knees that stopped the Movsar Evloev vs. Arnold Allen fight, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (1:00:16) talks about how the UFC 297 opportunity came together, her reaction to Priscila Cachoeira missing weight, making the fight a catch weight, why she was so angry Cachoeira came in heavy, how she used the weight miss to punish Cachoeira in the first round, how she felt dealing out so much damage in the fight, whether the fight should have been stopped, the conversation she had with Cachoeira before the fight, her teammate Mike Malott’s loss, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:25:20) discusses the UFC 297 co-main event, what was wrong with the fight, if Amanda Nunes will return, if Nunes will cut the line to the next title shot, an old story about Pennington on TUF, Raquel Pennington’s comments after UFC 297, the future of Mayra Bueno Silva, her return date, her prediction for the Pennington fight, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:02:58) discusses his decision win at UFC 297, why he reduced media heading into the event, why he got rid of social media, his rough 2023, critiquing his own fight, the split decision against Marc-Andre Barriault, his performance, the commentary from Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz for his fight, if he might change weight classes, and more. Neil Magny around (2:29:54) discusses his UFC 297 comeback win over Mike Mallot, what happened during the first two rounds, the corner advice before the third round, what could be next, if he talked with Mallot after the fight, the future of Mallot, Ian Garry’s comments, what he wants next, and more. Ariel around (3:04:49) discusses Sean Strickland’s comments during the UFC 297 media day, the timing of the questions by the MMA media, Dana White’s comments after UFC 297, past transgressions by some fighters and their respective punishments, and more. The parlay boys around (3:32:32) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his UFC 297 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 297 Reaction, Julianna Peña, Neil Magny, Chris Curtis, Jasmine Jasudavicius

Ariel Helwani around (00:53) wraps up his busy weekend and takes a closer look at UFC 297. He discusses the close main event in Toronto, if Dricus Du Plessis will headline UFC 300 with Israel Adesanya, and other top storylines from the event. He addresses Dana White’s comments about the UFC Saudi Arabia event being moved to later in the year, Dricus du Plessis road to the UFC middleweight title, how the UFC 297 main event was scored, the legality of the knees that stopped the Movsar Evloev vs. Arnold Allen fight, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (1:00:16) talks about how the UFC 297 opportunity came together, her reaction to Priscila Cachoeira missing weight, making the fight a catch weight, why she was so angry Cachoeira came in heavy, how she used the weight miss to punish Cachoeira in the first round, how she felt dealing out so much damage in the fight, whether the fight should have been stopped, the conversation she had with Cachoeira before the fight, her teammate Mike Malott’s loss, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:25:20) discusses the UFC 297 co-main event, what was wrong with the fight, if Amanda Nunes will return, if Nunes will cut the line to the next title shot, an old story about Pennington on TUF, Raquel Pennington’s comments after UFC 297, the future of Mayra Bueno Silva, her return date, her prediction for the Pennington fight, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:02:58) discusses his decision win at UFC 297, why he reduced media heading into the event, why he got rid of social media, his rough 2023, critiquing his own fight, the split decision against Marc-Andre Barriault, his performance, the commentary from Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz for his fight, if he might change weight classes, and more. Neil Magny around (2:29:54) discusses his UFC 297 comeback win over Mike Mallot, what happened during the first two rounds, the corner advice before the third round, what could be next, if he talked with Mallot after the fight, the future of Mallot, Ian Garry’s comments, what he wants next, and more. Ariel around (3:04:49) discusses Sean Strickland’s comments during the UFC 297 media day, the timing of the questions by the MMA media, Dana White’s comments after UFC 297, past transgressions by some fighters and their respective punishments, and more. The parlay boys around (3:32:32) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his UFC 297 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:03:11

22 Jan 24

Rose Namajunas, PFL founder Donn Davis, Julianna Peña, Jim Miller, Eric Nicksick, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (6:00), Ariel Helwani discusses Max Holloway vs. Justin Goethje at UFC 300, the UFC 298 main event, and more. Julianna Pena around (20:56) discusses this Saturday’s UFC 297 co-main event, when she might bee able to return, why she is pulling for Mayra Bueno Silva in the fight, is she has a title shot set for her return, makes her selection for the parlay pals, and more. Donn Davis around (45:09) discusses the upcoming PFL vs. Bellator fight card next month, how the fans received the card, the UFC’s Saudi Arabia card, why Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison didn’t happen, the offer on the table for Harrison, Patchy Mix, Brendan Loughnane, how PFL vs. Bellator will be an annual event, the future of Bellator, Francis Ngannou’s future, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:12:38) discusses if Sean Strickland has changed as champion before UFC 297, his reaction to Strickland vs. DDP brawl at UFC 296, if Strickland’s emotions will be hard to control, how to defeat Dricus Du Plessis, Francis Ngannou’s fight camp, and more. Rose Namajunas around (1:37:14) discusses her upcoming fight in March against Amanda Ribas, her hand injury that she suffered at UFC Paris, if she thought about retirement after the loss to Manon Fiorot, how her life has changed, why she gave up caffeine, if she is close to a title shot, fighting Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Jim Miller around (2:01:46) discusses how he ended up on UFC 300, if he was surprised it was Bobby Green, how he trains and fights as an “old man,” the key to his longevity, if this will be his last fight, Green’s last performance, fighting at the UFC Apex, and more. Ariel around (2:30:13) returns to On the Nose to discuss questions surrounding Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC Saudi Arabia, Ngannou’s PFL return, Sean Strickland’s comments, Ali Abdelaziz, his professional relationship with Jones, and more. GC around (3:07:10) makes his selections for UFC 297, and then the panel makes their picks for this Saturday’s event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Rose Namajunas, PFL founder Donn Davis, Julianna Peña, Jim Miller, Eric Nicksick, UFC 298 preview

In the latest On the Nose around (6:00), Ariel Helwani discusses Max Holloway vs. Justin Goethje at UFC 300, the UFC 298 main event, and more. Julianna Pena around (20:56) discusses this Saturday’s UFC 297 co-main event, when she might bee able to return, why she is pulling for Mayra Bueno Silva in the fight, is she has a title shot set for her return, makes her selection for the parlay pals, and more. Donn Davis around (45:09) discusses the upcoming PFL vs. Bellator fight card next month, how the fans received the card, the UFC’s Saudi Arabia card, why Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison didn’t happen, the offer on the table for Harrison, Patchy Mix, Brendan Loughnane, how PFL vs. Bellator will be an annual event, the future of Bellator, Francis Ngannou’s future, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:12:38) discusses if Sean Strickland has changed as champion before UFC 297, his reaction to Strickland vs. DDP brawl at UFC 296, if Strickland’s emotions will be hard to control, how to defeat Dricus Du Plessis, Francis Ngannou’s fight camp, and more. Rose Namajunas around (1:37:14) discusses her upcoming fight in March against Amanda Ribas, her hand injury that she suffered at UFC Paris, if she thought about retirement after the loss to Manon Fiorot, how her life has changed, why she gave up caffeine, if she is close to a title shot, fighting Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Jim Miller around (2:01:46) discusses how he ended up on UFC 300, if he was surprised it was Bobby Green, how he trains and fights as an “old man,” the key to his longevity, if this will be his last fight, Green’s last performance, fighting at the UFC Apex, and more. Ariel around (2:30:13) returns to On the Nose to discuss questions surrounding Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC Saudi Arabia, Ngannou’s PFL return, Sean Strickland’s comments, Ali Abdelaziz, his professional relationship with Jones, and more. GC around (3:07:10) makes his selections for UFC 297, and then the panel makes their picks for this Saturday’s event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:24:01

17 Jan 24

Anthony Joshua, Dricus du Plessis, Jiří Procházka, Brandon Moreno, weekend review

Anthony Joshua around (14:10) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, his new documentary, what he learned from the first face-off with Ngannou, when he might call it quits, Deontay Wilder’s recent loss, his coaches, Eddie Hearn’s recent comments, and more. The panel around (34:33) discusses the upcoming Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou showdown, UFC Vegas 84, the latest UFC 300 fights, Artur Beterbiev’s performance, UFC 297, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (57:48) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Alexander Rakic, his bike ride in Spain, his recent loss against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, how he dealt with the defeat, if his mind changed about the stoppage, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his placement on UFC 300 fight card, dealing with staph infection, Magomed Ankalaev’s win, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:27:26) discusses the weather in Toronto, his upcoming UFC 297 title fight with Sean Strickland, if he thought he missed a title shot with his injury, the pre-fight press conference, if he had any regrets for his comments, if he is in Strickland’s head before the fight, the UFC 296 brawl, if he thought of pressing charges, what he expects at UFC 297, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:57:41) discusses his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval in Mexico City, his thoughts on the UFC 296 brawl since was right there, if a title shot is on the line, his thoughts on Manel Kape, his recent loss to Alexandre Pantoja, his modeling with Puma, his dream scenario after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:18:36) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 84. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Anthony Joshua, Dricus du Plessis, Jiří Procházka, Brandon Moreno, weekend review

Anthony Joshua around (14:10) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, his new documentary, what he learned from the first face-off with Ngannou, when he might call it quits, Deontay Wilder’s recent loss, his coaches, Eddie Hearn’s recent comments, and more. The panel around (34:33) discusses the upcoming Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou showdown, UFC Vegas 84, the latest UFC 300 fights, Artur Beterbiev’s performance, UFC 297, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (57:48) discusses his upcoming UFC 300 fight against Alexander Rakic, his bike ride in Spain, his recent loss against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, how he dealt with the defeat, if his mind changed about the stoppage, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his placement on UFC 300 fight card, dealing with staph infection, Magomed Ankalaev’s win, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:27:26) discusses the weather in Toronto, his upcoming UFC 297 title fight with Sean Strickland, if he thought he missed a title shot with his injury, the pre-fight press conference, if he had any regrets for his comments, if he is in Strickland’s head before the fight, the UFC 296 brawl, if he thought of pressing charges, what he expects at UFC 297, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, and more. Brandon Moreno around (1:57:41) discusses his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval in Mexico City, his thoughts on the UFC 296 brawl since was right there, if a title shot is on the line, his thoughts on Manel Kape, his recent loss to Alexandre Pantoja, his modeling with Puma, his dream scenario after the fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:18:36) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 84. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:42:13

15 Jan 24

Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen, Mark Hunt, Callum Smith, and this week's news!

In the latest On the Nose around (4:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s campaign to fight Jon Jones, whom Aspinall should fight next, if this is affecting Jones’ legacy, and more. The team discusses movies about wrestling, the etiquette of eating pizza, the truth of UFC pay-per-view numbers, GC’s meme game, Adesanya vs. Pereira 3 for the UFC 300 main event, whether UFC execs watch the MMA Hour, why International Fight Week got bumped up, Gaethje vs. Hollaway for the BMF title, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz’s potential boxing match, and more. Paulo Costa around (24:19) discusses dropping out of his fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, the status of his elbow injury, how he ended up with Robert Whittaker, if he’s worried about ring rust, Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, if there’s a line for pre-fight trash talk, facing Chimaev this year, life without USADA, secret juice, if he thinks Conor McGregor will fight at 185 pounds, Francis Ngannou, how he will defeat Whittaker, and more. Callum Smith around (54:56) talks about cutting weight in the cold of Quebec, Montreal, for his fight with Artur Beterbiev, the delay due to Beterbiev’s health issues, his spoiler role to a potential fight between Dimitry Bivol and Beterbiev, whether there’s a rematch clause, the hype around Beterbiev, his keys to victory for the fight, whether he’s concerned about judging in Quebec, and more. Mark Hunt around (2:02:35) discusses if his legal issues with the UFC are over, his return to fighting, getting into bare-knuckle boxing, his current weight, getting offered to take a dive for a fight, if he has talked to BKFC, if he can still watch MMA, wanting to face Jake Paul, USADA leaving UFC, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:32:00) discusses his activities away from the Octagon, his recent time off from the UFC, his performance against Max Holloway, his upcoming fight against Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, how GSP is an inspiration, the rise of UK MMA, Alexander Volkanovski’s legacy, how his Dad will be in his corner, Francis Ngannou, and more. The crew around (2:58:44) returns to the On the Nose questions. The parlay boys around (3:44:58) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen, Mark Hunt, Callum Smith, and this week's news!

In the latest On the Nose around (4:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s campaign to fight Jon Jones, whom Aspinall should fight next, if this is affecting Jones’ legacy, and more. The team discusses movies about wrestling, the etiquette of eating pizza, the truth of UFC pay-per-view numbers, GC’s meme game, Adesanya vs. Pereira 3 for the UFC 300 main event, whether UFC execs watch the MMA Hour, why International Fight Week got bumped up, Gaethje vs. Hollaway for the BMF title, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz’s potential boxing match, and more. Paulo Costa around (24:19) discusses dropping out of his fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, the status of his elbow injury, how he ended up with Robert Whittaker, if he’s worried about ring rust, Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, if there’s a line for pre-fight trash talk, facing Chimaev this year, life without USADA, secret juice, if he thinks Conor McGregor will fight at 185 pounds, Francis Ngannou, how he will defeat Whittaker, and more. Callum Smith around (54:56) talks about cutting weight in the cold of Quebec, Montreal, for his fight with Artur Beterbiev, the delay due to Beterbiev’s health issues, his spoiler role to a potential fight between Dimitry Bivol and Beterbiev, whether there’s a rematch clause, the hype around Beterbiev, his keys to victory for the fight, whether he’s concerned about judging in Quebec, and more. Mark Hunt around (2:02:35) discusses if his legal issues with the UFC are over, his return to fighting, getting into bare-knuckle boxing, his current weight, getting offered to take a dive for a fight, if he has talked to BKFC, if he can still watch MMA, wanting to face Jake Paul, USADA leaving UFC, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:32:00) discusses his activities away from the Octagon, his recent time off from the UFC, his performance against Max Holloway, his upcoming fight against Movsar Evloev at UFC 297, how GSP is an inspiration, the rise of UK MMA, Alexander Volkanovski’s legacy, how his Dad will be in his corner, Francis Ngannou, and more. The crew around (2:58:44) returns to the On the Nose questions. The parlay boys around (3:44:58) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:03:22

11 Jan 24

Francis Ngannou, Ian Machado Garry, Bo Nickal, Eddie Hearn, Aleksandar Rakic, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:14) takes a closer look at the boxing showdown between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua as well as the next fights for Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira in the UFC. Francis Ngannou around (17:03) discusses his upcoming boxing match against Anthony Joshua, how the fight happened, how things have changed since the Tyson Fury fight, if a rematch with Fury will happen, if he will compete in MMA this year, the support from MMA fighters, Eddie Hearn’s comments, taking care of his coach Eric Nicksick, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (49:46) gives us an update on his health and his decision to pull out of the fight at UFC 296, the reaction by the fans, how his fight moved back at UFC 298, how Garry and his wife were attacked online in the recent months, recent comments by Colby Covington and Sean Strickland, his side of the story of the P.I. incident with Strickland, his hitlist for the year, what happened with Team Renegade, where he will be training next, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:22:52) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, fatherhood, his long break, how he ended up with Cody Brundage, how many times he wants to fight this year, what he thought of Khamzat Chimaev’s last performance, how he wins at UFC 300, and more. The panel around (1:39:33) discusses the new UFC fights for UFC 299 and UFC 300. Aleksandar Rakic around (2:00:21) discusses losing his fight at UFC 297, how he ended up at UFC 300, being out two years with an injuries, watching the division move on without him, his injuries, facing Jiri Prochazka, Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira, Ankalaev vs. Walker 2, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:35:51) discusses the rise of Luke Littler, the upcoming clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou, his previous comments about Ngannou, why Ngannou is dangerous against Joshua, if Joshua will keep the same team, the future of Joshua, Taylor vs. Cameron 3 updates, and more. The panel then around (3:09:29) discusses the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou fight more, if Ngannou will compete for the PFL, who will win the fight between Joshua and Ngannou, and more. GC around (3:33:33) announces his futures bets for 2024. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Francis Ngannou, Ian Machado Garry, Bo Nickal, Eddie Hearn, Aleksandar Rakic, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:14) takes a closer look at the boxing showdown between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua as well as the next fights for Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira in the UFC. Francis Ngannou around (17:03) discusses his upcoming boxing match against Anthony Joshua, how the fight happened, how things have changed since the Tyson Fury fight, if a rematch with Fury will happen, if he will compete in MMA this year, the support from MMA fighters, Eddie Hearn’s comments, taking care of his coach Eric Nicksick, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (49:46) gives us an update on his health and his decision to pull out of the fight at UFC 296, the reaction by the fans, how his fight moved back at UFC 298, how Garry and his wife were attacked online in the recent months, recent comments by Colby Covington and Sean Strickland, his side of the story of the P.I. incident with Strickland, his hitlist for the year, what happened with Team Renegade, where he will be training next, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:22:52) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 300, fatherhood, his long break, how he ended up with Cody Brundage, how many times he wants to fight this year, what he thought of Khamzat Chimaev’s last performance, how he wins at UFC 300, and more. The panel around (1:39:33) discusses the new UFC fights for UFC 299 and UFC 300. Aleksandar Rakic around (2:00:21) discusses losing his fight at UFC 297, how he ended up at UFC 300, being out two years with an injuries, watching the division move on without him, his injuries, facing Jiri Prochazka, Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira, Ankalaev vs. Walker 2, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:35:51) discusses the rise of Luke Littler, the upcoming clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou, his previous comments about Ngannou, why Ngannou is dangerous against Joshua, if Joshua will keep the same team, the future of Joshua, Taylor vs. Cameron 3 updates, and more. The panel then around (3:09:29) discusses the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou fight more, if Ngannou will compete for the PFL, who will win the fight between Joshua and Ngannou, and more. GC around (3:33:33) announces his futures bets for 2024. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:52:11

8 Jan 24

The 2023 MMA Hour Awards Show! Plus Conor McGregor is back, UFC 300 preview

Ariel Helwani takes a closer look at Conor McGregor’s fight announcement and what this means for UFC 300. The panel weighs in on the news and what could be the main event for UFC 300. They also recap the “Day of Reckoning,” the upcoming fight slate for Saudi Arabia, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua possible fight, Jake Paul’s next fight, and more. Ariel and panel then reveal their winners for the following awards: Knockout of the Year Submission of the Year Breakout Fighter of the Year Most Improved Fighter of the Year Coach of the Year Event of the Year Crowd of the Year Walkout of the Year Promo of the Year Poster of the Year Photo of the Year Social User of the Year Bad Beat of the Year Underdog of the Year Lock of the Year Most Profitable Fighter of the Year Comeback of the Year Comeback Fighter of the Year Upset of the Year Rivalry of the Year Story of the Year Feel Good Moment of the Year Round of the Year Fight of the Year Female Fighter of the Year Male Fighter of the Year If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The 2023 MMA Hour Awards Show! Plus Conor McGregor is back, UFC 300 preview

Ariel Helwani takes a closer look at Conor McGregor’s fight announcement and what this means for UFC 300. The panel weighs in on the news and what could be the main event for UFC 300. They also recap the “Day of Reckoning,” the upcoming fight slate for Saudi Arabia, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua possible fight, Jake Paul’s next fight, and more. Ariel and panel then reveal their winners for the following awards: Knockout of the Year Submission of the Year Breakout Fighter of the Year Most Improved Fighter of the Year Coach of the Year Event of the Year Crowd of the Year Walkout of the Year Promo of the Year Poster of the Year Photo of the Year Social User of the Year Bad Beat of the Year Underdog of the Year Lock of the Year Most Profitable Fighter of the Year Comeback of the Year Comeback Fighter of the Year Upset of the Year Rivalry of the Year Story of the Year Feel Good Moment of the Year Round of the Year Fight of the Year Female Fighter of the Year Male Fighter of the Year If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:32:38

3 Jan 24

Chael Sonnen, Devin Haney, Josh Emmett, Dave Lovell, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (8:33), Ariel Helwani discusses how the UFC should handle the controversial trash talk, how Dana White broke the news about MVP joining the UFC, his favorite games, UFC 297, favorite Olympic sports, all-MMA trivia team, Sam Alvey’s Karate Combat title, tipping, and more. Devin Haney around (1:02:16) discusses his recent performance against Regis Prograis, Ryan Garcia, why he returned to Matchroom Boxing, Gervonta Davis, life at 140 pounds, a future at 147 pounds, how he gained 25 pounds in 24 hours, Bob Arum’s comments, the best pound-for-pound fighter, and more. Josh Emmett around (1:33:15) discusses his memorable knockout of Bryce Mitchell at UFC 296, what he was feeling heading into the fight, the late switch of opponents, what the knockout punch felt like, his celebration, what he wants next, how close he is to a title shot, and more. Dave Lovell, the coach for Leon Edwards, around (1:55:45) discusses the UFC 296 fight week and Edwards’ performance, the team meeting after the press conference, why he was so fired up after the fight, his conversation with Dana White, when Edwards may return and against whom, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:30:58) discusses UFC 296, what should be next for Leon Edwards, Colby Covington’s performance and pre-fight trash talk, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, Stickland’s future, Ian Machado Garry’s comments, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul, the UFC heavyweight title, and more. GC then around (3:56:27) reveals his Day of Reckoning parlay for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chael Sonnen, Devin Haney, Josh Emmett, Dave Lovell, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (8:33), Ariel Helwani discusses how the UFC should handle the controversial trash talk, how Dana White broke the news about MVP joining the UFC, his favorite games, UFC 297, favorite Olympic sports, all-MMA trivia team, Sam Alvey’s Karate Combat title, tipping, and more. Devin Haney around (1:02:16) discusses his recent performance against Regis Prograis, Ryan Garcia, why he returned to Matchroom Boxing, Gervonta Davis, life at 140 pounds, a future at 147 pounds, how he gained 25 pounds in 24 hours, Bob Arum’s comments, the best pound-for-pound fighter, and more. Josh Emmett around (1:33:15) discusses his memorable knockout of Bryce Mitchell at UFC 296, what he was feeling heading into the fight, the late switch of opponents, what the knockout punch felt like, his celebration, what he wants next, how close he is to a title shot, and more. Dave Lovell, the coach for Leon Edwards, around (1:55:45) discusses the UFC 296 fight week and Edwards’ performance, the team meeting after the press conference, why he was so fired up after the fight, his conversation with Dana White, when Edwards may return and against whom, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:30:58) discusses UFC 296, what should be next for Leon Edwards, Colby Covington’s performance and pre-fight trash talk, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, Stickland’s future, Ian Machado Garry’s comments, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul, the UFC heavyweight title, and more. GC then around (3:56:27) reveals his Day of Reckoning parlay for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:18:09

20 Dec 23

UFC 296 Reaction, Alexandre Pantoja, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Geoff Neal, Andre Fili, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:49) wraps up UFC 296 and discusses Leon Edwards’ title defense, Colby Covington’s controversial comments, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, what should be next for Edwards, and more. The panel then gives their takes on the memorable final pay-per-view for the UFC, including the futures of Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:04:02) discusses his UFC 296 title defense against Brandon Royval, the UFC 296 pre-fight press conference, why he feels bad for Royval, how Royval improved from the last fight, celebrating the win iwith Leon Edwards, how Gilbert Burns’ kids ended up in Octagon, Brandon Moreno’s next fight, and more. Andre Fili around (1:33:04) discusses his UFC 296 win over Lucas Almeida, pro wrestling, his recent dog’s death, the tough decision he had to make, his performance, why he didn’t jump on the cage, how his UFC career at times has been a “nightmare,” what he’s been chasing in the Octagon, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (2:00:44) talks about how his deal with the UFC came together, who he wanted to sign with when he became a free agent, his first formal meeting with Dana White, the financial aspects of his deal, how long he expects to fight in the UFC, taking cues from Michael Chandler's move to the UFC, White's announcement of his signing, his matchup with Kevin Holland, his hatred for the recent trash talk in the sport, his assessment of Leon Edwards' performance against Colby Covington, his dislike for Covington, his desire to ultimately fight Edwards in a UK stadium, his thoughts on KSI vs. Tommy Fury, and more. Geoff Neal around (2:28:49) discusses how his rebooking with Ian Machado Garry came together, his reaction when the fight was confirmed, the health issues that forced him to withdraw from the first fight, his reaction to the T-shirt Garry created of his mugshot, starts his car with a breathalyzer, what happened the night of his DUI, how he feels about trash talk in the UFC, reaction to Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, and more. The panel then around (2:42:42) discusses Tony Ferguson’s future after this UFC 296 loss, Conor McGregor vs. Paddy Pimblett, Bryce Mitchell’s knockout, Strickland vs. DDP brawl, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Jake Paul vs. Andre August, and more. The parlay boys around (3:48:56) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 296. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 296 Reaction, Alexandre Pantoja, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Geoff Neal, Andre Fili, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:49) wraps up UFC 296 and discusses Leon Edwards’ title defense, Colby Covington’s controversial comments, the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, what should be next for Edwards, and more. The panel then gives their takes on the memorable final pay-per-view for the UFC, including the futures of Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:04:02) discusses his UFC 296 title defense against Brandon Royval, the UFC 296 pre-fight press conference, why he feels bad for Royval, how Royval improved from the last fight, celebrating the win iwith Leon Edwards, how Gilbert Burns’ kids ended up in Octagon, Brandon Moreno’s next fight, and more. Andre Fili around (1:33:04) discusses his UFC 296 win over Lucas Almeida, pro wrestling, his recent dog’s death, the tough decision he had to make, his performance, why he didn’t jump on the cage, how his UFC career at times has been a “nightmare,” what he’s been chasing in the Octagon, and more. Michael ‘Venom’ Page around (2:00:44) talks about how his deal with the UFC came together, who he wanted to sign with when he became a free agent, his first formal meeting with Dana White, the financial aspects of his deal, how long he expects to fight in the UFC, taking cues from Michael Chandler's move to the UFC, White's announcement of his signing, his matchup with Kevin Holland, his hatred for the recent trash talk in the sport, his assessment of Leon Edwards' performance against Colby Covington, his dislike for Covington, his desire to ultimately fight Edwards in a UK stadium, his thoughts on KSI vs. Tommy Fury, and more. Geoff Neal around (2:28:49) discusses how his rebooking with Ian Machado Garry came together, his reaction when the fight was confirmed, the health issues that forced him to withdraw from the first fight, his reaction to the T-shirt Garry created of his mugshot, starts his car with a breathalyzer, what happened the night of his DUI, how he feels about trash talk in the UFC, reaction to Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, and more. The panel then around (2:42:42) discusses Tony Ferguson’s future after this UFC 296 loss, Conor McGregor vs. Paddy Pimblett, Bryce Mitchell’s knockout, Strickland vs. DDP brawl, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Jake Paul vs. Andre August, and more. The parlay boys around (3:48:56) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 296. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:15:54

19 Dec 23

UFC 296 Preview, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson face-to-face, Merab Dvalishvili, Khalil Rountree Jr., Brandon Royval, Dave Lovell

In the latest On the Nose around (8:56), Ariel Helwani discusses what makes a "Fight of the Year" candidate, who is next for Leon Edwards if he wins, Tom Brady’s Expos Topps ad, his favorite post-loss interview, favorite EPL stars, the California State Athletic Commission’s ruling on Power Slap, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (42:53) discusses his upcoming fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 298, if he’s bummed he didn’t get a title shot, if a title shot is up for grabs at UFC 298, why he wants a five-round fight, if Aljamain Sterling will move to featherweight, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Chito Vera, and more. Khalil Rountree Jr. around (1:01:10) discusses his memorable win at UFC Vegas 83, how he performed in the fight, facing Anthony Smith, why he stopped from throwing extra punch after knocking out Smith, the words he shared with Smith, his social media struggles, why he called out Alex Pereira after the fight, why he manages himself, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:33:33) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 296, how he found out about his title shot, his first fight against Alexandre Pantoja, the UFC 296 press conference, and more. Dave Lovell, the head coach of UFC champion Leon Edwards, around (2:32:14) discusses Edwards’ upcoming title defense at UFC 296 against Colby Covington, if the powers that be want Edwards to lose, Edwards’ motivation heading into the fight, what concerns him most about Colby Covington, how Edwards is “different” heading into this fight, Ian Machado Garry’s split with Team Renegade, Covington’s previous comments about Edwards, and more. Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson around (2:59:24) discuss their upcoming Karate Combat main event, why Henderson is competing again against Pettis, the Pettis losses that haunt Henderson, how the training has gone for Pettis, if Pettis is done with MMA for boxing, if Pettis will go back to the PFL, and more. The parlay pals (3:18:21) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 296 Preview, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson face-to-face, Merab Dvalishvili, Khalil Rountree Jr., Brandon Royval, Dave Lovell

In the latest On the Nose around (8:56), Ariel Helwani discusses what makes a "Fight of the Year" candidate, who is next for Leon Edwards if he wins, Tom Brady’s Expos Topps ad, his favorite post-loss interview, favorite EPL stars, the California State Athletic Commission’s ruling on Power Slap, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (42:53) discusses his upcoming fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 298, if he’s bummed he didn’t get a title shot, if a title shot is up for grabs at UFC 298, why he wants a five-round fight, if Aljamain Sterling will move to featherweight, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Chito Vera, and more. Khalil Rountree Jr. around (1:01:10) discusses his memorable win at UFC Vegas 83, how he performed in the fight, facing Anthony Smith, why he stopped from throwing extra punch after knocking out Smith, the words he shared with Smith, his social media struggles, why he called out Alex Pereira after the fight, why he manages himself, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:33:33) discusses his upcoming title fight at UFC 296, how he found out about his title shot, his first fight against Alexandre Pantoja, the UFC 296 press conference, and more. Dave Lovell, the head coach of UFC champion Leon Edwards, around (2:32:14) discusses Edwards’ upcoming title defense at UFC 296 against Colby Covington, if the powers that be want Edwards to lose, Edwards’ motivation heading into the fight, what concerns him most about Colby Covington, how Edwards is “different” heading into this fight, Ian Machado Garry’s split with Team Renegade, Covington’s previous comments about Edwards, and more. Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson around (2:59:24) discuss their upcoming Karate Combat main event, why Henderson is competing again against Pettis, the Pettis losses that haunt Henderson, how the training has gone for Pettis, if Pettis is done with MMA for boxing, if Pettis will go back to the PFL, and more. The parlay pals (3:18:21) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:43:27

13 Dec 23

Leon Edwards, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Eddie Hearn, Dakota Ditcheva, Jonathan Di Bella in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:28) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including taking a closer look at PFL Europe, UFC Vegas 83, and Haney vs. Prograis. We look at what’s next for Khalil Rountree, if a title shot should be next, and the future of Anthony Smith. They also discuss Song Yadong's performance against Chris Gutierrez at UFC Vegas 83 and a potential fight with Petr Yan, Conor McGregor's staredown with Yan at a boxing event in Dubai, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (42:21) reflects on her title win at PFL Europe, Valentina Scatizzi's horrific eye injury and the fight's stoppage, the impact of her $100,000 winner's check, her desire to do a PFL tournament, Manchester City following her on Instagram, the possibility of fighting champ Liz Carmouche, and more. Shavkat Rakhmonov around (1:00:02) talks about how the fight with Stephen Thompson came together, whether a title shot is on the line, his sister Sora Rakhmonova's readiness for the UFC, meeting the president of Kazakhstan, his prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, training at Kill Cliff MMA, his prediction for his career in 2024, what he expects for the UFC 296 press conference, and more. ONE champion Jonathan Di Bella around (1:20:06) discusses how he got into kickboxing, why the sport is illegal in Montreal, why he recently decided to box, social media, coffee plans, facing Rodtang or Takaru, his diet, when he wants to return, how active he wants to be in 2024, the face of kickboxing, the difference between kickboxing and boxing, Eddie Hearn around (1:55:03) discusses the new Matchroom gym in Los Angeles, the upcoming fight schedule, the competition with other promoters, Regis Prograis comments, what’s next for Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s performance, why isn’t Anthony Joshua facing Francis Ngannou next, Fury vs. Usyk, why Joshua keeps changing trainers, Andy Cruz, Conner Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr., Amanda Serrano’s recent decision, Taylor vs. Cameron 3, and more. The panel then around (2:39:50) takes a closer look at some of the top early storylines and best bets for UFC 296 on Saturday night. Leon Edwards around (3:19:20) talks about his appearance as a goalie at Soccer Aid, why it's taken him so long to return to the cage, Colby Covington fighting him after a two-year layoff, whether the UFC wants Covington to win at UFC 296, Belal Muhammad serving as a backup fighter, the best part about being welterweight champion, the drama surrounding Ian Machado Garry and his gym, how he'll treat Machado Garry when they see each other at UFC 296, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Leon Edwards, Shavkat Rakhmonov, Eddie Hearn, Dakota Ditcheva, Jonathan Di Bella in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:28) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including taking a closer look at PFL Europe, UFC Vegas 83, and Haney vs. Prograis. We look at what’s next for Khalil Rountree, if a title shot should be next, and the future of Anthony Smith. They also discuss Song Yadong's performance against Chris Gutierrez at UFC Vegas 83 and a potential fight with Petr Yan, Conor McGregor's staredown with Yan at a boxing event in Dubai, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (42:21) reflects on her title win at PFL Europe, Valentina Scatizzi's horrific eye injury and the fight's stoppage, the impact of her $100,000 winner's check, her desire to do a PFL tournament, Manchester City following her on Instagram, the possibility of fighting champ Liz Carmouche, and more. Shavkat Rakhmonov around (1:00:02) talks about how the fight with Stephen Thompson came together, whether a title shot is on the line, his sister Sora Rakhmonova's readiness for the UFC, meeting the president of Kazakhstan, his prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, training at Kill Cliff MMA, his prediction for his career in 2024, what he expects for the UFC 296 press conference, and more. ONE champion Jonathan Di Bella around (1:20:06) discusses how he got into kickboxing, why the sport is illegal in Montreal, why he recently decided to box, social media, coffee plans, facing Rodtang or Takaru, his diet, when he wants to return, how active he wants to be in 2024, the face of kickboxing, the difference between kickboxing and boxing, Eddie Hearn around (1:55:03) discusses the new Matchroom gym in Los Angeles, the upcoming fight schedule, the competition with other promoters, Regis Prograis comments, what’s next for Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia vs. Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s performance, why isn’t Anthony Joshua facing Francis Ngannou next, Fury vs. Usyk, why Joshua keeps changing trainers, Andy Cruz, Conner Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr., Amanda Serrano’s recent decision, Taylor vs. Cameron 3, and more. The panel then around (2:39:50) takes a closer look at some of the top early storylines and best bets for UFC 296 on Saturday night. Leon Edwards around (3:19:20) talks about his appearance as a goalie at Soccer Aid, why it's taken him so long to return to the cage, Colby Covington fighting him after a two-year layoff, whether the UFC wants Covington to win at UFC 296, Belal Muhammad serving as a backup fighter, the best part about being welterweight champion, the drama surrounding Ian Machado Garry and his gym, how he'll treat Machado Garry when they see each other at UFC 296, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:07:22

12 Dec 23

Alexander Volkanovski, Eddie Alvarez, Regis Prograis, Johnny Eblen, Drakkar Klose, and more

Drakkar Klose around (6:02) discusses his memorable knockout of Joe Solecki at UFC Austin, if there was any bad blood with Solecki, why he wants the Beneil Dariush fight next, his post-fight speech, making ends meet during his recent injury, his kids, the UFC Austin main event, Sean O’Malley, the best slam KO of all-time, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (30:15) discusses his loss to Mike Perry at BKFC 56, his injuries suffered in the fight, the stoppage by his corner, if he enjoys BKFC, giving up size to Mike Perry, why Perry has had so much BKFC success, the weigh-in drama, what he wants next, PFL acquiring Bellator, Chandler vs. McGregor, and more. Regis Prograis around (1:06:36) discusses his upcoming clash with Devin Haney, their staredown at the Golden Gate Bridge, the fact Haney took this fight, mixed martial arts, what a win will mean to his career, Matchroom Boxing, if Haney is underestimating him, Ryan Garcia’s fight, Shakur Stevenson, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:28:44) discusses what he thought of the PFL’s latest pay-per-view, Derek Brunson, the lack of elbows in some PFL fights, when he wants to fight next, how many fights he has left on his contract, co-promotional fights, Gordon Ryan’s comments, if he’s ever been offered steroids, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:57:32), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC anti-trust exemption lawsuit reports, GSP vs. Nick Diaz 2 at UFC 300, the real ‘God of War,’ MMA referees, World Fight League, Arman Tsarukyan’s future, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:29:02) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight against Ilia Topuria, his knockout loss at UFC 294, why he was so emotional after the defeat, why he went to post-fight press conference, his first concussion, what Cristiano Ronaldo texted him, Topuria’s abilities, rebounding from his first KO loss, and more. The parlay boys around (3:23:40) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC announces his selections as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alexander Volkanovski, Eddie Alvarez, Regis Prograis, Johnny Eblen, Drakkar Klose, and more

Drakkar Klose around (6:02) discusses his memorable knockout of Joe Solecki at UFC Austin, if there was any bad blood with Solecki, why he wants the Beneil Dariush fight next, his post-fight speech, making ends meet during his recent injury, his kids, the UFC Austin main event, Sean O’Malley, the best slam KO of all-time, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (30:15) discusses his loss to Mike Perry at BKFC 56, his injuries suffered in the fight, the stoppage by his corner, if he enjoys BKFC, giving up size to Mike Perry, why Perry has had so much BKFC success, the weigh-in drama, what he wants next, PFL acquiring Bellator, Chandler vs. McGregor, and more. Regis Prograis around (1:06:36) discusses his upcoming clash with Devin Haney, their staredown at the Golden Gate Bridge, the fact Haney took this fight, mixed martial arts, what a win will mean to his career, Matchroom Boxing, if Haney is underestimating him, Ryan Garcia’s fight, Shakur Stevenson, and more. Johnny Eblen around (1:28:44) discusses what he thought of the PFL’s latest pay-per-view, Derek Brunson, the lack of elbows in some PFL fights, when he wants to fight next, how many fights he has left on his contract, co-promotional fights, Gordon Ryan’s comments, if he’s ever been offered steroids, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:57:32), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC anti-trust exemption lawsuit reports, GSP vs. Nick Diaz 2 at UFC 300, the real ‘God of War,’ MMA referees, World Fight League, Arman Tsarukyan’s future, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (2:29:02) discusses his upcoming UFC 298 fight against Ilia Topuria, his knockout loss at UFC 294, why he was so emotional after the defeat, why he went to post-fight press conference, his first concussion, what Cristiano Ronaldo texted him, Topuria’s abilities, rebounding from his first KO loss, and more. The parlay boys around (3:23:40) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC announces his selections as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:45:07

6 Dec 23

Michael Chandler, Mike Perry, Arman Tsarukyan, Dan Hooker, Miesha Tate, Deiveson Figueiredo, Sean Brady, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:42) quickly wraps up a busy combat sports weekend. Mike Perry around (10:43) talks about his big win over Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 56, his performance compared to Conor McGregor, his family's reactions to his fights, all the callouts he got immediately after the fight, and potential opponents for his next bout, including Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal, his conversation in the hospital after the fight with Alvarez, and more. Sean Brady around (43:17) talks about medical complications that forced him to withdraw from his fight against Jack Della Maddalena, his win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Austin, his work with a mental coach for the fight, how he lost his confidence in the Belal Muhammad fight, getting hate from the crowd in Austin, the kimura he used on Gastelum, his problems with Ian Machado Garry and wanting the winner of Garry vs. Vicente Luque, his pick in Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, and more. Deiveson Figueiredo around (1:05:21) reflects on his bantamweight debut win over Rob Font at UFC Austin, whether he wishes he'd moved up from flyweight earlier, what he weighed heading into the fight, how close he is to a title shot against Sean O'Malley, moving full time to Arizona to work with Henry Cejudo, whom he wants to fight next, when he'll be ready, whom he picks in Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval, and more. Miesha Tate around (1:30:42) discusses her big win at UFC Austin, her training camp, her new coach, how she wanted to win this fight as much as a world title, what she learned from going down to 125 pounds, if she regrets the move to 125, competing in fights with her kids older, if she would want Holly Holm next, her legacy, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:01:07) discusses his recent arm injury, Jalin Turner’s win over Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage, his new chest tattoo, the timetable for his return, and more, the break from the Octagon, Islam. Makhachev’s future, Arman Tsaurkyan’s hotel confrontation, who he wants next, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (2:28:19) discusses his win over Beneil Dariush at UFC Austin, the KO of Dariush, his gameplan for Dariush, the issues of finding fight, getting a title shot, the lightweight division, the confrontations with Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage with Green, when he would like to return, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:56:29) discusses his new business venture with tequila, not being able to fight in 2023, if the Conor McGregor fight will happen at UFC 300, McGregor’s training footage, the Beneil Dariush knockout, Ian Machado Garry, Shavkat Rakhmonov, and more. The panel around (3:27:31) discusses Dana White’s recent comments about PFL, UFC Austin, the Bobby Green controversial stoppage, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:09) look back at their latest pick, and GC recaps his picks from last weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Michael Chandler, Mike Perry, Arman Tsarukyan, Dan Hooker, Miesha Tate, Deiveson Figueiredo, Sean Brady, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:42) quickly wraps up a busy combat sports weekend. Mike Perry around (10:43) talks about his big win over Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 56, his performance compared to Conor McGregor, his family's reactions to his fights, all the callouts he got immediately after the fight, and potential opponents for his next bout, including Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal, his conversation in the hospital after the fight with Alvarez, and more. Sean Brady around (43:17) talks about medical complications that forced him to withdraw from his fight against Jack Della Maddalena, his win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Austin, his work with a mental coach for the fight, how he lost his confidence in the Belal Muhammad fight, getting hate from the crowd in Austin, the kimura he used on Gastelum, his problems with Ian Machado Garry and wanting the winner of Garry vs. Vicente Luque, his pick in Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, and more. Deiveson Figueiredo around (1:05:21) reflects on his bantamweight debut win over Rob Font at UFC Austin, whether he wishes he'd moved up from flyweight earlier, what he weighed heading into the fight, how close he is to a title shot against Sean O'Malley, moving full time to Arizona to work with Henry Cejudo, whom he wants to fight next, when he'll be ready, whom he picks in Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval, and more. Miesha Tate around (1:30:42) discusses her big win at UFC Austin, her training camp, her new coach, how she wanted to win this fight as much as a world title, what she learned from going down to 125 pounds, if she regrets the move to 125, competing in fights with her kids older, if she would want Holly Holm next, her legacy, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:01:07) discusses his recent arm injury, Jalin Turner’s win over Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage, his new chest tattoo, the timetable for his return, and more, the break from the Octagon, Islam. Makhachev’s future, Arman Tsaurkyan’s hotel confrontation, who he wants next, and more. Arman Tsarukyan around (2:28:19) discusses his win over Beneil Dariush at UFC Austin, the KO of Dariush, his gameplan for Dariush, the issues of finding fight, getting a title shot, the lightweight division, the confrontations with Bobby Green, the controversial stoppage with Green, when he would like to return, and more. Michael Chandler around (2:56:29) discusses his new business venture with tequila, not being able to fight in 2023, if the Conor McGregor fight will happen at UFC 300, McGregor’s training footage, the Beneil Dariush knockout, Ian Machado Garry, Shavkat Rakhmonov, and more. The panel around (3:27:31) discusses Dana White’s recent comments about PFL, UFC Austin, the Bobby Green controversial stoppage, and more. The parlay boys around (3:45:09) look back at their latest pick, and GC recaps his picks from last weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:08:34

4 Dec 23

DC & Helwani reunion show!

In the latest On the Nose segment around (9:34), Ariel Helwani discusses the first feud for CM Punk, the future of ONE FC, where MVP will end up, Paddy Pimblett’s stardom, if Netflix will partner up with PFL, the NBA in-season tournament, UFC heavyweight division, two former YouTube creators, Kayla Harrison’s future, magazines, PFL pay-per-views, Ariel’s WWE theme song, possible PFL trades with UFC, and more. Daniel Cormier around (1:04:19) discusses CM Punk’s return to the WWE, if Cormier will appear at another WWE event, the true UFC heavyweight champion, USADA’s departure, UFC 300 matchups, Chael Sonnen’s recent interview with Ariel, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Noche UFC, the end of DC’s career, Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg, UFC vs. PFL, Sean Strickland, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, Dustin Poirier’s next move, Bayern Munich, and more. The parlay boys around (2:55:15) make their next selection for this weekend, and GC reveals his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

DC & Helwani reunion show!

In the latest On the Nose segment around (9:34), Ariel Helwani discusses the first feud for CM Punk, the future of ONE FC, where MVP will end up, Paddy Pimblett’s stardom, if Netflix will partner up with PFL, the NBA in-season tournament, UFC heavyweight division, two former YouTube creators, Kayla Harrison’s future, magazines, PFL pay-per-views, Ariel’s WWE theme song, possible PFL trades with UFC, and more. Daniel Cormier around (1:04:19) discusses CM Punk’s return to the WWE, if Cormier will appear at another WWE event, the true UFC heavyweight champion, USADA’s departure, UFC 300 matchups, Chael Sonnen’s recent interview with Ariel, MVP vs. Kevin Holland, Noche UFC, the end of DC’s career, Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg, UFC vs. PFL, Sean Strickland, Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, Dustin Poirier’s next move, Bayern Munich, and more. The parlay boys around (2:55:15) make their next selection for this weekend, and GC reveals his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:32:19

29 Nov 23

Wild Weekend Review, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Joe Pyfer, Impa Kasanganay, Skye Nicolson, Mike Kogan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:33) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including the PFL’s latest pay-per-view. He breaks down what worked and what didn’t on Friday night. He also predicts what fights they should make next, including one for Cris Cyborg. He then discusses Katie Taylor’s big win over Chantelle Cameron and what should be next for Taylor. Helwani wraps it up talking about CM Punk’s surprising return to WWE. Bellator exec Mike Kogan around (30:33) discusses Bellator’s sale to PFL MMA, Bellator’s relationship with Showtime, if he will remain with Bellator, Bellator’s possible future, if Scott Coker will join the new Bellator, PFL's tournament format, Cris Cyborg’s future, ONE Championship’s future, and more. Impa Kasanganay around (1:01:31) discusses his PFL title win Friday, his motorcycle tour, what his past year has been like, why he lived in his car for six months, how he was able to train, if he ever thought of retirement, his childhood, what he wants next, Francis Ngannou, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:28:32) discusses his upcoming main event against Jack Hermansson, when he found out, what could be next after it, if he wanted to test his free agency, Paul Craig’s antics, avenging his one UFC loss, the UFC rankings, and more. Skye Nicolson around (1:53:45) discusses her stoppage win over Lucy Wildheart on Saturday night, what she has learned over the past year, if she was more nervous before this fight, her walkout song, why she passed on next Olympics, coming out with bad intentions, facing Amanda Serrano, meeting Ed Sheeran, her message to Serrano, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (2:24:04) discusses his win over Clay Collard in the PFL pay-per-view, if it could be the end of his career, when he will make a final decision, what he wants to do next, if he has any regrets, what GSP means to you, some of his injuries, his favorite victory, and more. The panel around (2:47:32) takes another look at a busy combat sports weekend. The parlay boys around (3:31:28) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wild Weekend Review, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Joe Pyfer, Impa Kasanganay, Skye Nicolson, Mike Kogan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:33) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend, including the PFL’s latest pay-per-view. He breaks down what worked and what didn’t on Friday night. He also predicts what fights they should make next, including one for Cris Cyborg. He then discusses Katie Taylor’s big win over Chantelle Cameron and what should be next for Taylor. Helwani wraps it up talking about CM Punk’s surprising return to WWE. Bellator exec Mike Kogan around (30:33) discusses Bellator’s sale to PFL MMA, Bellator’s relationship with Showtime, if he will remain with Bellator, Bellator’s possible future, if Scott Coker will join the new Bellator, PFL's tournament format, Cris Cyborg’s future, ONE Championship’s future, and more. Impa Kasanganay around (1:01:31) discusses his PFL title win Friday, his motorcycle tour, what his past year has been like, why he lived in his car for six months, how he was able to train, if he ever thought of retirement, his childhood, what he wants next, Francis Ngannou, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:28:32) discusses his upcoming main event against Jack Hermansson, when he found out, what could be next after it, if he wanted to test his free agency, Paul Craig’s antics, avenging his one UFC loss, the UFC rankings, and more. Skye Nicolson around (1:53:45) discusses her stoppage win over Lucy Wildheart on Saturday night, what she has learned over the past year, if she was more nervous before this fight, her walkout song, why she passed on next Olympics, coming out with bad intentions, facing Amanda Serrano, meeting Ed Sheeran, her message to Serrano, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (2:24:04) discusses his win over Clay Collard in the PFL pay-per-view, if it could be the end of his career, when he will make a final decision, what he wants to do next, if he has any regrets, what GSP means to you, some of his injuries, his favorite victory, and more. The panel around (2:47:32) takes another look at a busy combat sports weekend. The parlay boys around (3:31:28) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:47:19

27 Nov 23

Dustin Poirier, Kayla Harrison, Chantelle Cameron, Ailín Pérez in studio

Boxing champ Chantelle Cameron around (12:41) discusses Katie Taylor skipping media for their rematch, how life has changed since her win over Taylor, why she was in awe of Taylor before the first fight, suffering a bad injury before that fight, her frustration at the terms of the rematch, her lack of a rematch clause, wanting to challenge for Taylor’s 135-pound titles, their awkward run-ins before the rematch, why she thinks Eddie Hearn is rooting for Taylor to win despite promoting both fighters, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (33:18) and (3:22:45) Ariel Helwani answers your questions about the PFL-Bellator deal, the year of the backup fighter, PFL’s five different brands, how Bellator’s preexisting contracts work, math rock, favorite fighter nicknames, PFL’s broadcast future, European MMA, UFC press conferences compared to boxing press conferences, sneakers, hating the NBA’s in-season tournament, college football, weird hobbies, and more. Kayla Harrison around (54:54) discusses her PFL bout against Aspen Ladd, her up-and-down year since her first loss, what’s different for Friday’s bout, why her kids won’t be in attendance this year, why Julia Budd isn’t fighting, why Larissa Pacheco would smoke Ladd, her run-ins with Pacheco on fight week, not understanding why the Ladd bout is a 150-pound catchweight, her future in PFL after Friday’s return, Cris Cyborg, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:37:31) discusses his charitable efforts for the Thanksgiving season, reconnecting with The Korean Zombie, why he’s still processing his knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, the drama around the recent Islam Makhachev fight, wanting to fight at UFC 300, why he’s too small for welterweight, Brendan Allen’s big win, wanting to box in the future, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, his post-MMA plans, and more. Ailín Pérez joins us in studio around (2:09:08) to discuss her UFC Vegas 82 win, the crazy brawl at the Argentina vs. Brazil soccer match, her side of her Performance Institute run-in with Joselyn Edwards before her fight, the origin of their feud, manager Alex Davis’ account of the situation, whether she’s considering pressing charges on Edwards, her viral post-fight celebration, the money she makes from her OnlyFans, and more. The Parlay Boys around (3:54:23) make their selections for the holiday weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dustin Poirier, Kayla Harrison, Chantelle Cameron, Ailín Pérez in studio

Boxing champ Chantelle Cameron around (12:41) discusses Katie Taylor skipping media for their rematch, how life has changed since her win over Taylor, why she was in awe of Taylor before the first fight, suffering a bad injury before that fight, her frustration at the terms of the rematch, her lack of a rematch clause, wanting to challenge for Taylor’s 135-pound titles, their awkward run-ins before the rematch, why she thinks Eddie Hearn is rooting for Taylor to win despite promoting both fighters, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (33:18) and (3:22:45) Ariel Helwani answers your questions about the PFL-Bellator deal, the year of the backup fighter, PFL’s five different brands, how Bellator’s preexisting contracts work, math rock, favorite fighter nicknames, PFL’s broadcast future, European MMA, UFC press conferences compared to boxing press conferences, sneakers, hating the NBA’s in-season tournament, college football, weird hobbies, and more. Kayla Harrison around (54:54) discusses her PFL bout against Aspen Ladd, her up-and-down year since her first loss, what’s different for Friday’s bout, why her kids won’t be in attendance this year, why Julia Budd isn’t fighting, why Larissa Pacheco would smoke Ladd, her run-ins with Pacheco on fight week, not understanding why the Ladd bout is a 150-pound catchweight, her future in PFL after Friday’s return, Cris Cyborg, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:37:31) discusses his charitable efforts for the Thanksgiving season, reconnecting with The Korean Zombie, why he’s still processing his knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, the drama around the recent Islam Makhachev fight, wanting to fight at UFC 300, why he’s too small for welterweight, Brendan Allen’s big win, wanting to box in the future, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, his post-MMA plans, and more. Ailín Pérez joins us in studio around (2:09:08) to discuss her UFC Vegas 82 win, the crazy brawl at the Argentina vs. Brazil soccer match, her side of her Performance Institute run-in with Joselyn Edwards before her fight, the origin of their feud, manager Alex Davis’ account of the situation, whether she’s considering pressing charges on Edwards, her viral post-fight celebration, the money she makes from her OnlyFans, and more. The Parlay Boys around (3:54:23) make their selections for the holiday weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:28:16

22 Nov 23

PFL Acquires Bellator Reaction, Donn Davis, Dan Hardy & Veronica Hardy all in studio, plus Frank Warren

Ariel Helwani around (4:06) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend and then breaks down PFL’s acquisition of Bellator. He then looks back at memorable MMA mergers in the past. The panel then takes a closer look at PFL’s big move and the biggest fight that can be made between the two promotions. Frank Warren around (40:48) discusses how the big boxing event came together for the Dec. 23 event, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, why Tyson Fury isn’t on Dec. 23 card, if Fury will rematch Ngannou next after Usyk fight, fights in Saudi Arabia, how Ngannou would do against other top heavyweights, and more. Donn Davis around (1:06:40) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, when the talks started, why they did it, if cash was involved in deal, if Bellator and PFL will have different TV deals, why they are keeping the Bellator brand alive, when Francis Ngannou will fight for the PFL, Jake Paul, Kayla Harrison, Scott Coker’s future, uniforms, rules, broadcast team, how close they are to the UFC now, PFL’s pay-per-view price, crowd sizes, Canadian events, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:03:08) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, PFL Europe, his split with UFC, if he’s done fighting, how he broke into TV work, why he changed his walkout song early in his UFC career, Lee Murray, his wife’s arm triangle, what it’s like watching his fight in the UFC, Tom Aspinall, Brendan Loughnane training with Conor McGregor, his Lego collection, and more. Veronica Hardy around (2:49:53) discusses living in the UK, her performance at UFC 286, her childhood, the impact of Bruce Lee, how she got into mixed martial arts, when she first met Dan Hardy, having Hardy as a coach, if Hardy should fight again, concussions, Tool, her upcoming fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:35:57) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his selections from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

PFL Acquires Bellator Reaction, Donn Davis, Dan Hardy & Veronica Hardy all in studio, plus Frank Warren

Ariel Helwani around (4:06) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend and then breaks down PFL’s acquisition of Bellator. He then looks back at memorable MMA mergers in the past. The panel then takes a closer look at PFL’s big move and the biggest fight that can be made between the two promotions. Frank Warren around (40:48) discusses how the big boxing event came together for the Dec. 23 event, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, why Tyson Fury isn’t on Dec. 23 card, if Fury will rematch Ngannou next after Usyk fight, fights in Saudi Arabia, how Ngannou would do against other top heavyweights, and more. Donn Davis around (1:06:40) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, when the talks started, why they did it, if cash was involved in deal, if Bellator and PFL will have different TV deals, why they are keeping the Bellator brand alive, when Francis Ngannou will fight for the PFL, Jake Paul, Kayla Harrison, Scott Coker’s future, uniforms, rules, broadcast team, how close they are to the UFC now, PFL’s pay-per-view price, crowd sizes, Canadian events, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:03:08) discusses PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, PFL Europe, his split with UFC, if he’s done fighting, how he broke into TV work, why he changed his walkout song early in his UFC career, Lee Murray, his wife’s arm triangle, what it’s like watching his fight in the UFC, Tom Aspinall, Brendan Loughnane training with Conor McGregor, his Lego collection, and more. Veronica Hardy around (2:49:53) discusses living in the UK, her performance at UFC 286, her childhood, the impact of Bruce Lee, how she got into mixed martial arts, when she first met Dan Hardy, having Hardy as a coach, if Hardy should fight again, concussions, Tool, her upcoming fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:35:57) look back at their latest selection, and GC recaps his selections from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:06:26

20 Nov 23

Jake Paul, Benoit Saint-Denis in studio, Mayra Bueno Silva, Andre Ward, Steve Erceg, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (6:23), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s future, the best post-fight speeches, what PFL may do with Bellator, the possibility of future live shows, any updates of Nate Diaz, Draymond Green’s rear-naked choke, and more. Steve Erceg around (42:15 )discusses his big UFC 295 win, fighting at MSG, where his nickname comes from, what he wants next, why he didn’t fight on the Sydney card, and more. Andre Ward around (1:00:58) discusses why he’s become more open after his career is over, his documentary and book, when he started to use drugs, his father’s death, why he parted ways with ESPN, his plans for the future, Diaz vs. Paul, Wilder vs. Joshua, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, what Ngannou should be next, Fury vs. Usyk, Jake Paul’s next fight, Devin Haney, and more. Benoit Saint-Denis around (1:30:40) discusses his UFC 295 win, how his brother ended up in his corner, how his wife is his agent, if he would have his wife in the corner, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his mouthpiece, what led him to combat sports, why he wants to face Justin Gaethje next, and more. Jake Paul around (2:23:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Andre August next month, if the Nate Diaz rematch was close, his PFL uniform photo shoot, the KSI showdown, the union effort with Anderson Silva, Canelo Alvarez, Logan Paul’s boxing retirement, his fight prediction, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (2:50:55) discusses her upcoming UFC title shot, her recent positive drug test, having her win overturned, Julianna Pena’s recent comments, her prediction for the Raquel Pennington fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:11:12) make a pick for the upcoming combat sports weekend, and GC makes his selections. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jake Paul, Benoit Saint-Denis in studio, Mayra Bueno Silva, Andre Ward, Steve Erceg, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (6:23), Ariel Helwani discusses Tom Aspinall’s future, the best post-fight speeches, what PFL may do with Bellator, the possibility of future live shows, any updates of Nate Diaz, Draymond Green’s rear-naked choke, and more. Steve Erceg around (42:15 )discusses his big UFC 295 win, fighting at MSG, where his nickname comes from, what he wants next, why he didn’t fight on the Sydney card, and more. Andre Ward around (1:00:58) discusses why he’s become more open after his career is over, his documentary and book, when he started to use drugs, his father’s death, why he parted ways with ESPN, his plans for the future, Diaz vs. Paul, Wilder vs. Joshua, Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, what Ngannou should be next, Fury vs. Usyk, Jake Paul’s next fight, Devin Haney, and more. Benoit Saint-Denis around (1:30:40) discusses his UFC 295 win, how his brother ended up in his corner, how his wife is his agent, if he would have his wife in the corner, fighting at Madison Square Garden, his mouthpiece, what led him to combat sports, why he wants to face Justin Gaethje next, and more. Jake Paul around (2:23:35) discusses his upcoming fight with Andre August next month, if the Nate Diaz rematch was close, his PFL uniform photo shoot, the KSI showdown, the union effort with Anderson Silva, Canelo Alvarez, Logan Paul’s boxing retirement, his fight prediction, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (2:50:55) discusses her upcoming UFC title shot, her recent positive drug test, having her win overturned, Julianna Pena’s recent comments, her prediction for the Raquel Pennington fight, and more. The parlay pals around (3:11:12) make a pick for the upcoming combat sports weekend, and GC makes his selections. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:39:58

15 Nov 23

UFC 295 Reaction, Tom Aspinall, plus John Kavanagh, Diego Lopes, and Loopy Godinez all in studio

Ariel Helwani around (3:04) wraps up UFC 295 this past Saturday night and believes Tom Aspinall should face Jon Jones next. The panel then weighs in if this is the right path for the interim UFC heavyweight champion. John Kavanagh around (26:40) talks about the challenges of traveling to fights around the world, watching UFC 295 live with Royce Gracie, getting recognized by fans over Gracie, Johnny Walker's position in the light heavyweight and the stoppage in his fight with Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294, Johnny Walker's rematch with Magomed Ankalaev on Jan. 13, the state of Irish MMA, the impact of a potential merger between Bellator and PFL, Conor McGregor's potential return and work with PFL star Brendan Loughnan, the changing timeline for McGregor fighting in the UFC, Conor's situation with USADA, his thoughts on McGregor fighting Michael Chandler, the possibility of Conor returning to lightweight, reuniting with Dillon Danis, the possibility of Danis in the UFC, Ian Machado Garry's career trajectory, the controversy surrounding Garry's exit from Leon Edwards' gym, dealing with big personalities in the gym, how much longer he'll stay in the sport as a coach, his strongest memories from Conor McGregor's career, Katie Taylor's rematch with Chantelle Cameron, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:33:43) discusses her big win at UFC 295, what it was like fighting at Madison Square Garden, the judges’ scores, if her sisters will follow her to MMA, why she didn’t like team sports, how Ronda Rousey inspired her, if she is ready for a title shot, how the camp change helped her, and more. Diego Lopes around (1:59:42) discusses his big 2023, breaks down his big win at UFC 295, the inspiration behind his unique haircut, if he enjoys being a coach or a fighter more, why there’s so much team success right now, how he ended up in Mexico, why he wants Bryce Mitchell next, the growing fan support, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:22:06) discusses winning the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his place among the top heavyweights Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou in the world today, his injury before UFC 295, his emotions heading into the fight, why he hugged Sergei Pavlovich before the fight, how he celebrated with his father after the fight, what’s next, and more. The panel then around (2:51:17) discusses Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall, Ariel’s pound-for-pound rankings, the next fight for Alex Pereira, and more. The parlay pals around (3:06:55) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 295. The panel also discusses more UFC 295 storylines, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 295 Reaction, Tom Aspinall, plus John Kavanagh, Diego Lopes, and Loopy Godinez all in studio

Ariel Helwani around (3:04) wraps up UFC 295 this past Saturday night and believes Tom Aspinall should face Jon Jones next. The panel then weighs in if this is the right path for the interim UFC heavyweight champion. John Kavanagh around (26:40) talks about the challenges of traveling to fights around the world, watching UFC 295 live with Royce Gracie, getting recognized by fans over Gracie, Johnny Walker's position in the light heavyweight and the stoppage in his fight with Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294, Johnny Walker's rematch with Magomed Ankalaev on Jan. 13, the state of Irish MMA, the impact of a potential merger between Bellator and PFL, Conor McGregor's potential return and work with PFL star Brendan Loughnan, the changing timeline for McGregor fighting in the UFC, Conor's situation with USADA, his thoughts on McGregor fighting Michael Chandler, the possibility of Conor returning to lightweight, reuniting with Dillon Danis, the possibility of Danis in the UFC, Ian Machado Garry's career trajectory, the controversy surrounding Garry's exit from Leon Edwards' gym, dealing with big personalities in the gym, how much longer he'll stay in the sport as a coach, his strongest memories from Conor McGregor's career, Katie Taylor's rematch with Chantelle Cameron, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:33:43) discusses her big win at UFC 295, what it was like fighting at Madison Square Garden, the judges’ scores, if her sisters will follow her to MMA, why she didn’t like team sports, how Ronda Rousey inspired her, if she is ready for a title shot, how the camp change helped her, and more. Diego Lopes around (1:59:42) discusses his big 2023, breaks down his big win at UFC 295, the inspiration behind his unique haircut, if he enjoys being a coach or a fighter more, why there’s so much team success right now, how he ended up in Mexico, why he wants Bryce Mitchell next, the growing fan support, and more. Tom Aspinall around (2:22:06) discusses winning the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, his place among the top heavyweights Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou in the world today, his injury before UFC 295, his emotions heading into the fight, why he hugged Sergei Pavlovich before the fight, how he celebrated with his father after the fight, what’s next, and more. The panel then around (2:51:17) discusses Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall, Ariel’s pound-for-pound rankings, the next fight for Alex Pereira, and more. The parlay pals around (3:06:55) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC 295. The panel also discusses more UFC 295 storylines, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:46:01

13 Nov 23

Live from New York! Marlon Vera, Dillon Danis, Julianna Peña, Action Bronson, and more

Dillon Danis around (2:53) discusses how he met Alex Pereira, why he parted ways with Bellator, possibly joining the UFC, McGregor vs. Chandler, his UFC 295 co-main event prediction, Paddy Pimblett, Kevin Holland, Nate Diaz, and more. Julianna Peña around (27:45) discusses why she isn’t fighting for the title next, the UFC 297 co-main event, when she might be able to return from her injury, USADA’s departure, her options for her next fight, her goal of being a UFC commentator, who will win the top fights at UFC 295, and more. Chito Vera around (50:57) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 title fight against Sean O’Malley, when he knew it would happen, O’Malley’s game, their first fight, when he first met his wife, if he imagines life as a UFC champion, how he wants to bring an event to Ecuador, smoking weed, how the fight with O’Malley will go, his face-off with O’Malley, if Action Bronson will ever walk him out, and more. Action Bronson around (1:27:03) joins Chito Vera onstage to discuss their friendship, what song Vera should walk out to for the next event, if he would ever corner Vera at an event, his thoughts on the UFC 295 event, takes questions from the crowd, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Live from New York! Marlon Vera, Dillon Danis, Julianna Peña, Action Bronson, and more

Dillon Danis around (2:53) discusses how he met Alex Pereira, why he parted ways with Bellator, possibly joining the UFC, McGregor vs. Chandler, his UFC 295 co-main event prediction, Paddy Pimblett, Kevin Holland, Nate Diaz, and more. Julianna Peña around (27:45) discusses why she isn’t fighting for the title next, the UFC 297 co-main event, when she might be able to return from her injury, USADA’s departure, her options for her next fight, her goal of being a UFC commentator, who will win the top fights at UFC 295, and more. Chito Vera around (50:57) discusses his upcoming UFC 299 title fight against Sean O’Malley, when he knew it would happen, O’Malley’s game, their first fight, when he first met his wife, if he imagines life as a UFC champion, how he wants to bring an event to Ecuador, smoking weed, how the fight with O’Malley will go, his face-off with O’Malley, if Action Bronson will ever walk him out, and more. Action Bronson around (1:27:03) joins Chito Vera onstage to discuss their friendship, what song Vera should walk out to for the next event, if he would ever corner Vera at an event, his thoughts on the UFC 295 event, takes questions from the crowd, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:07:58

11 Nov 23

Steve-O & Urijah Faber & Anthony Smith & Viacheslav Borshchev all in studio!

Steve-O around (4:46) discusses leaving the Drew Barrymore show, his upcoming comedy special, the MMA stars involved in the project, trying to get cauliflower ear, surgeries, why he doesn’t want to have kids, his new book, getting choked out by Michael Bisping, his MMA fandom, Colby Covington, Paddy Pimblett, why he doesn’t like boxing, watching Diaz vs. Paul with Dana White, breaking his nose on Mike Tyson’s fist, Francis Ngannou, his ideas for Dana White, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:14:49) discusses possibly doing commentary, hearing criticism from fighters, his Alex Pereira comments, the UFC 295 main event, a possible clash with Pereira down the road, what he wants next, the UFC 295 co-main event, Jon Jones’ future, Francis Ngannou’s future, bare-knuckle boxing, Dillon Danis’ MMA future, and more. Viacheslav Borschchev around (2:13:30) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 295, how he got into MMA, how he ended up at Team Alpha Male, how his grandmother helped him follow his dream, odd jobs, how Urijah Faber helped him, fighting for his UFC career, how his fight against Nazim Sadykhov will go, how he got his nickname, and more. Urijah Faber around (2:36:44) discusses his current weight, how Viacheslav Borschchev turned it around, his advice for fighters, how fighters arrive at Team Alpha Male, his gym’s relationship with Sacramento State, his robot training partner, his business ventures, the WEC days, if it bothers him he didn’t win UFC belt, if he called it quits at the right time, his relationship with Dominick Cruz, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:34:02), Ariel Helwani discusses his morning routine, a big question for Travis Barker, Conor McGregor’s UFC future, what happened with darts, Ariel’s favorite shows, and more. The parlay pals around (4:09:28) make their latest pick, and GC around (4:13:57) makes his selections for UFC 295. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Steve-O & Urijah Faber & Anthony Smith & Viacheslav Borshchev all in studio!

Steve-O around (4:46) discusses leaving the Drew Barrymore show, his upcoming comedy special, the MMA stars involved in the project, trying to get cauliflower ear, surgeries, why he doesn’t want to have kids, his new book, getting choked out by Michael Bisping, his MMA fandom, Colby Covington, Paddy Pimblett, why he doesn’t like boxing, watching Diaz vs. Paul with Dana White, breaking his nose on Mike Tyson’s fist, Francis Ngannou, his ideas for Dana White, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:14:49) discusses possibly doing commentary, hearing criticism from fighters, his Alex Pereira comments, the UFC 295 main event, a possible clash with Pereira down the road, what he wants next, the UFC 295 co-main event, Jon Jones’ future, Francis Ngannou’s future, bare-knuckle boxing, Dillon Danis’ MMA future, and more. Viacheslav Borschchev around (2:13:30) discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 295, how he got into MMA, how he ended up at Team Alpha Male, how his grandmother helped him follow his dream, odd jobs, how Urijah Faber helped him, fighting for his UFC career, how his fight against Nazim Sadykhov will go, how he got his nickname, and more. Urijah Faber around (2:36:44) discusses his current weight, how Viacheslav Borschchev turned it around, his advice for fighters, how fighters arrive at Team Alpha Male, his gym’s relationship with Sacramento State, his robot training partner, his business ventures, the WEC days, if it bothers him he didn’t win UFC belt, if he called it quits at the right time, his relationship with Dominick Cruz, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:34:02), Ariel Helwani discusses his morning routine, a big question for Travis Barker, Conor McGregor’s UFC future, what happened with darts, Ariel’s favorite shows, and more. The parlay pals around (4:09:28) make their latest pick, and GC around (4:13:57) makes his selections for UFC 295. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:30:47

9 Nov 23

Sean O’Malley & Jiri Prochazka in studio, Jorge Masvidal, Jailton Almeida, Nicolas Dalby, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:36) discusses the fallout from his interview with Chael Sonnen, Francis Ngannou’s pay-per-view sales for Tyson Fury fight, his report on the UFC 297 main event, the UFC Sao Paulo main event, Logan Paul’s big WWE win, and more. Nicolas Dalby around (59:21) talks about the reception he's received since his UFC São Paulo win over Gabriel Bonfim, the betting odds heading into the fight, the changes in his personal life that helped him turn around his career, a UFC return to Denmark, breaks down Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, getting "you're gonna die" chants in Brazil, when he wants to return, and more. Jailton Almeida around (1:18:17) discusses his performance at UFC Sao Paulo against Derrick Lewis, how close he was to a finish, having his father in his corner, wanting to be a soccer player, what he wants next, Pavlovich vs. Aspinall, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:46:12) discusses getting out of his felony charges for his alleged Colby Covington incident, what might happen if he runs into Covington again, how the past couple of months have been for him, his upcoming Gamebred Boxing event, his possible next fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:01:43) discusses his upcoming title defense against Chito Vera at UFC 299, when he first felt like he was a champion, Francis Ngannou’s next steps, what Vera texted him recently, Merab Dvalishvili, Aljamain Sterling’s next steps, short-notice fights, when he first thought of being UFC champion, singing lessons, his first fight with Vera, his trip to University of Montana football team, Alexander Volkanovski, why he can’t watch pro wrestling, Ian Garry’s comments, his official fight prediction, and more. Jiří Procházka around (3:02:40) discusses his upcoming title fight against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, ignoring social media, Jamahal Hill’s comments, his samurai spirit, how he remains balanced, fight day, his hair, the light heavyweight division, Iceland trip, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:11) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Sao Paulo picks. The panel then around (4:04:42) breaks down the upcoming title fights at UFC 297, UFC 298, and UFC 299.. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sean O’Malley & Jiri Prochazka in studio, Jorge Masvidal, Jailton Almeida, Nicolas Dalby, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:36) discusses the fallout from his interview with Chael Sonnen, Francis Ngannou’s pay-per-view sales for Tyson Fury fight, his report on the UFC 297 main event, the UFC Sao Paulo main event, Logan Paul’s big WWE win, and more. Nicolas Dalby around (59:21) talks about the reception he's received since his UFC São Paulo win over Gabriel Bonfim, the betting odds heading into the fight, the changes in his personal life that helped him turn around his career, a UFC return to Denmark, breaks down Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, getting "you're gonna die" chants in Brazil, when he wants to return, and more. Jailton Almeida around (1:18:17) discusses his performance at UFC Sao Paulo against Derrick Lewis, how close he was to a finish, having his father in his corner, wanting to be a soccer player, what he wants next, Pavlovich vs. Aspinall, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:46:12) discusses getting out of his felony charges for his alleged Colby Covington incident, what might happen if he runs into Covington again, how the past couple of months have been for him, his upcoming Gamebred Boxing event, his possible next fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:01:43) discusses his upcoming title defense against Chito Vera at UFC 299, when he first felt like he was a champion, Francis Ngannou’s next steps, what Vera texted him recently, Merab Dvalishvili, Aljamain Sterling’s next steps, short-notice fights, when he first thought of being UFC champion, singing lessons, his first fight with Vera, his trip to University of Montana football team, Alexander Volkanovski, why he can’t watch pro wrestling, Ian Garry’s comments, his official fight prediction, and more. Jiří Procházka around (3:02:40) discusses his upcoming title fight against Alex Pereira at UFC 295, ignoring social media, Jamahal Hill’s comments, his samurai spirit, how he remains balanced, fight day, his hair, the light heavyweight division, Iceland trip, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:11) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Sao Paulo picks. The panel then around (4:04:42) breaks down the upcoming title fights at UFC 297, UFC 298, and UFC 299.. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:29:29

6 Nov 23

Chael Sonnen and Ariel Helwani get into intense debate about Francis Ngannou! Plus, Rico Verhoeven, Eric Nicksick, Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (14:46), Ariel Helwani discusses his favorite candy and food, UFC staff interview, if UFC stars will try to box, Francis Ngannou’s biggest fight, a crossover show, the James Harden trade, advice for fathers, and more. Rico Verhoeven around (31:23) discusses his upcoming Glory title fight, his knee injury, his movie career, if his next fight will be it, Ngannou vs. Fury, the trickier guy to fight, how he stays motivated, would you take short-notice fight, Alistair Overeem’s retirement, and more. Marquel Martin, the agent for Francis Ngannou, around (1:02:56) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, the fight week, what’s next for Ngannou, when he could return, Anthony Joshua, his departure from UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick, the coach for Francis Ngannou, around (1:35:08) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, what he thought about Ngannou’s chances before the fight, if he was nervous, their strategy, Tyson Fury’s elbow shot, what’s next for Ngannou, what’s next for Sean Strickland, Paul Felder, and more. Chael Sonnen and Ariel around (2:02:12) get into a heated debate over the Fury vs. Ngannou clash, how much Francis Ngannou really made, what could be next for Ngannou, and more. The parlay pals around (4:18:58) make their latest selection, and GC around (4:21:01) announces his picks for UFC Sao Paulo. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chael Sonnen and Ariel Helwani get into intense debate about Francis Ngannou! Plus, Rico Verhoeven, Eric Nicksick, Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (14:46), Ariel Helwani discusses his favorite candy and food, UFC staff interview, if UFC stars will try to box, Francis Ngannou’s biggest fight, a crossover show, the James Harden trade, advice for fathers, and more. Rico Verhoeven around (31:23) discusses his upcoming Glory title fight, his knee injury, his movie career, if his next fight will be it, Ngannou vs. Fury, the trickier guy to fight, how he stays motivated, would you take short-notice fight, Alistair Overeem’s retirement, and more. Marquel Martin, the agent for Francis Ngannou, around (1:02:56) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, the fight week, what’s next for Ngannou, when he could return, Anthony Joshua, his departure from UFC, and more. Eric Nicksick, the coach for Francis Ngannou, around (1:35:08) discusses the fight against Tyson Fury, what he thought about Ngannou’s chances before the fight, if he was nervous, their strategy, Tyson Fury’s elbow shot, what’s next for Ngannou, what’s next for Sean Strickland, Paul Felder, and more. Chael Sonnen and Ariel around (2:02:12) get into a heated debate over the Fury vs. Ngannou clash, how much Francis Ngannou really made, what could be next for Ngannou, and more. The parlay pals around (4:18:58) make their latest selection, and GC around (4:21:01) announces his picks for UFC Sao Paulo. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:41:50

1 Nov 23

Francis Ngannou, Eddie Hearn, Dan Hardy, Donn Davis, Helwani Breaks Out the Receipts!

Ariel Helwani around (10:11) brings receipts on all the social media hate Francis Ngannou got before the Fury fight, and the boxing media's reaction to Ngannou and Fury's showing this past Saturday. The team then weighs in on the true winner of the fight, Ngannou adding to his career-defining performances, John Fury overseeing the second razor-close fight involving his sons, the state of crossover boxing after Saturday, where Ngannou goes from here, and more. Saudi Royal Court Minister Turki Alalshikh around (59:20) talks about not being surprised by Ngannou's performance against Fury, what will happen in Ngannou's future, how he believes the fight performed on pay-per-view, whether Ngannou's next fight will be in Saudi Arabia, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:07:20) talks about what the past two days have been like, whether the fight was the best night of his life, what he would have done differently in training camp, his feelings about the judges' decision, whether Fury underestimated him, how he held back during the fight, the pre-fight moment that made him angry, all the doubters he encountered in the media beforehand, whether he'll do boxing or MMA next, the possibility of fighting Deontay Wilder in MMA, why a rematch with Fury isn't an immediate priority, whether he ever doubted the path he took in leaving the UFC and seeking a boxing fight, Dana White's reaction to the fight, the hate he got from fighters before booking the Fury bout, when he'll return to fighting, and more. Eddie Hearn discusses around (1:44:16) Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, if Ngannou won, how Anthony Joshua would do against Ngannou, Tyson Fury’s legacy, how Ngannou matches up against other top heavyweights, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:18:51) reflects on Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, how he scored the fight, Ngannou’s gameplan, what Ngannou should do next, how Ngannou matches up against Anthony Joshua, if fighters will leave UFC to box, PFL Europe, and more. Donn Davis, the PFL founder, around (2:40:53) discusses Francis Ngannou’s performance, the event itself, if Ngannou’s next fight will be in the PFL, the chances of a mixed rules fight, where this fight could be held, Paul vs. Nate Diaz rematch in MMA, reported Bellator sale, PFL Europe, international expansion, and more. The crew around (3:11:09) then talks about what’s next for Francis Ngannou and the best move for the former UFC heavyweight champion. GC around (3:26:39) looks back at his bets for the big boxing weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Francis Ngannou, Eddie Hearn, Dan Hardy, Donn Davis, Helwani Breaks Out the Receipts!

Ariel Helwani around (10:11) brings receipts on all the social media hate Francis Ngannou got before the Fury fight, and the boxing media's reaction to Ngannou and Fury's showing this past Saturday. The team then weighs in on the true winner of the fight, Ngannou adding to his career-defining performances, John Fury overseeing the second razor-close fight involving his sons, the state of crossover boxing after Saturday, where Ngannou goes from here, and more. Saudi Royal Court Minister Turki Alalshikh around (59:20) talks about not being surprised by Ngannou's performance against Fury, what will happen in Ngannou's future, how he believes the fight performed on pay-per-view, whether Ngannou's next fight will be in Saudi Arabia, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:07:20) talks about what the past two days have been like, whether the fight was the best night of his life, what he would have done differently in training camp, his feelings about the judges' decision, whether Fury underestimated him, how he held back during the fight, the pre-fight moment that made him angry, all the doubters he encountered in the media beforehand, whether he'll do boxing or MMA next, the possibility of fighting Deontay Wilder in MMA, why a rematch with Fury isn't an immediate priority, whether he ever doubted the path he took in leaving the UFC and seeking a boxing fight, Dana White's reaction to the fight, the hate he got from fighters before booking the Fury bout, when he'll return to fighting, and more. Eddie Hearn discusses around (1:44:16) Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, if Ngannou won, how Anthony Joshua would do against Ngannou, Tyson Fury’s legacy, how Ngannou matches up against other top heavyweights, and more. Dan Hardy around (2:18:51) reflects on Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury, how he scored the fight, Ngannou’s gameplan, what Ngannou should do next, how Ngannou matches up against Anthony Joshua, if fighters will leave UFC to box, PFL Europe, and more. Donn Davis, the PFL founder, around (2:40:53) discusses Francis Ngannou’s performance, the event itself, if Ngannou’s next fight will be in the PFL, the chances of a mixed rules fight, where this fight could be held, Paul vs. Nate Diaz rematch in MMA, reported Bellator sale, PFL Europe, international expansion, and more. The crew around (3:11:09) then talks about what’s next for Francis Ngannou and the best move for the former UFC heavyweight champion. GC around (3:26:39) looks back at his bets for the big boxing weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:52:12

30 Oct 23

Tyson Fury, Tom Aspinall, Charles Oliveira, Alistair Overeem, Mike Breeden, Fabiano Buskei, and more

Alistair Overeem around (4:01) discusses why he decided to retire, what he wants to do next, how much weight he has lost, his diet, his future in politics, the highlights of his career, why he thinks Francis Ngannou will win, and more. Tyson Fury around (31:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, why this fight interested him, the pay difference between UFC and boxing heavyweights, Ngannou’s chances against him, what he plans to weigh, how the Usyk fight was announced, if there is a rematch clause, Tommy Fury’s performance against KSI, and more. Fabiano Buskei around (1:03:43) discusses how he became a translator with the UFC, if he is an MMA fan, how many languages he speaks, and more. Charles Oliveira around (1:31:26) discusses when the cut happened to knock him out of the UFC 294 fight, how the cut was treated, when his peers questioned his heart, what he thought of the UFC 294 main event, if he wants Islam Makhachev next, when will he be able to compete, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:57:26) discusses how he ended up in the UFC 295 co-main event, facing Sergei Pavlovich for the UFC interim heavyweight title, his weight, if it should be for the undisputed title, the advice from Michael Bisping, Tyson Fury’s comments, Fury vs. Ngannou, how the Pavlovich fight will go, and more. Mike Breeden around (2:31:53) discusses his big win at UFC 294, if he felt he was fighting for his job heading into the event, his weight cut, if he ever barked during a fight before, when he thought his opponent broke at UFC 294, how he used to weigh 275 pounds, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:51:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Stipe Miocic’s future in the UFC and his legacy fight with Jon Jones, the future of Jones, Kamaru Usman’s next fight, if Nate Diaz is avoiding Jake Paul in MMA, and more. GC around (3:33:03) makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tyson Fury, Tom Aspinall, Charles Oliveira, Alistair Overeem, Mike Breeden, Fabiano Buskei, and more

Alistair Overeem around (4:01) discusses why he decided to retire, what he wants to do next, how much weight he has lost, his diet, his future in politics, the highlights of his career, why he thinks Francis Ngannou will win, and more. Tyson Fury around (31:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, why this fight interested him, the pay difference between UFC and boxing heavyweights, Ngannou’s chances against him, what he plans to weigh, how the Usyk fight was announced, if there is a rematch clause, Tommy Fury’s performance against KSI, and more. Fabiano Buskei around (1:03:43) discusses how he became a translator with the UFC, if he is an MMA fan, how many languages he speaks, and more. Charles Oliveira around (1:31:26) discusses when the cut happened to knock him out of the UFC 294 fight, how the cut was treated, when his peers questioned his heart, what he thought of the UFC 294 main event, if he wants Islam Makhachev next, when will he be able to compete, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:57:26) discusses how he ended up in the UFC 295 co-main event, facing Sergei Pavlovich for the UFC interim heavyweight title, his weight, if it should be for the undisputed title, the advice from Michael Bisping, Tyson Fury’s comments, Fury vs. Ngannou, how the Pavlovich fight will go, and more. Mike Breeden around (2:31:53) discusses his big win at UFC 294, if he felt he was fighting for his job heading into the event, his weight cut, if he ever barked during a fight before, when he thought his opponent broke at UFC 294, how he used to weigh 275 pounds, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:51:35), Ariel Helwani discusses Stipe Miocic’s future in the UFC and his legacy fight with Jon Jones, the future of Jones, Kamaru Usman’s next fight, if Nate Diaz is avoiding Jake Paul in MMA, and more. GC around (3:33:03) makes his picks for the upcoming combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:47:00

25 Oct 23

UFC 294 recap, Francis Ngannou, Paulo Costa, Johnny Walker, Devin Haney in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (6:44) discusses the UFC 294 main event, what’s next for Islam Makhachev, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman, who should get welterweight title shot next, and more. The team around (28:53) then debates the pound-for-pound rankings in the wake of Makhachev's win over Volkanovski at UFC 294, what Makhachev's next title defense should be, whether Volkanovski should fight again in January at UFC 297, whether or not Khamzat Chimaev should get a title shot against Sean Strickland, whether Kamaru Usman would have beaten Chimaev with five rounds, and more. Johnny Walker around (58:43) reacts to his no-contest against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294, the illegal knee he took in the fight, the questions the cageside doctor asked him after the foul, what he thinks the doctor should have done, how he believes Ankalaev made a "dirty move" in the fight, what happened after the fight was called off, his interaction with Ankalaev after the fight was called off, Dana White's promise to make things right, the expenses he incurred to make the fight, UFC 295 co-main event, a message for Ankalaev, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:29:47) discusses his upcoming fight against Tommy Fury, the critics of his skills, when he might compete for the PFL, if he’s nervous, his relationship with Mike Tyson, who will be in his corner, his gym training footage, the blurred shirt on UFC 294 Embedded, Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 294, the watch from Cristiano Ronaldo, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:54) discusses his elbow injury, when he found out he couldn’t fight at UFC 294, his issues with a fan during an event, what he thought about the UFC 294 co-main event, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, when he wants to fight again, who he wants to fight next, and more. Devin Haney around (2:25:07) joins us in studio to discuss his upcoming title fight against Regis Prograis next month, Sean O’Malley’s comments, Ngannou vs. Fury, leaving Top Rank, Shakur Stevenson, his last fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko, Prograis’ recent comments, Terence Crawford, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:00) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his picks for UFC 294. Ariel and crew around (3:20:32) then discuss if Dillon Danis is headed to the UFC. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling () (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE (TN), or (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 294 recap, Francis Ngannou, Paulo Costa, Johnny Walker, Devin Haney in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani around (6:44) discusses the UFC 294 main event, what’s next for Islam Makhachev, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman, who should get welterweight title shot next, and more. The team around (28:53) then debates the pound-for-pound rankings in the wake of Makhachev's win over Volkanovski at UFC 294, what Makhachev's next title defense should be, whether Volkanovski should fight again in January at UFC 297, whether or not Khamzat Chimaev should get a title shot against Sean Strickland, whether Kamaru Usman would have beaten Chimaev with five rounds, and more. Johnny Walker around (58:43) reacts to his no-contest against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294, the illegal knee he took in the fight, the questions the cageside doctor asked him after the foul, what he thinks the doctor should have done, how he believes Ankalaev made a "dirty move" in the fight, what happened after the fight was called off, his interaction with Ankalaev after the fight was called off, Dana White's promise to make things right, the expenses he incurred to make the fight, UFC 295 co-main event, a message for Ankalaev, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:29:47) discusses his upcoming fight against Tommy Fury, the critics of his skills, when he might compete for the PFL, if he’s nervous, his relationship with Mike Tyson, who will be in his corner, his gym training footage, the blurred shirt on UFC 294 Embedded, Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 294, the watch from Cristiano Ronaldo, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:54) discusses his elbow injury, when he found out he couldn’t fight at UFC 294, his issues with a fan during an event, what he thought about the UFC 294 co-main event, if Khamzat Chimaev deserves a title shot, when he wants to fight again, who he wants to fight next, and more. Devin Haney around (2:25:07) joins us in studio to discuss his upcoming title fight against Regis Prograis next month, Sean O’Malley’s comments, Ngannou vs. Fury, leaving Top Rank, Shakur Stevenson, his last fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko, Prograis’ recent comments, Terence Crawford, and more. The parlay boys around (3:09:00) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his picks for UFC 294. Ariel and crew around (3:20:32) then discuss if Dillon Danis is headed to the UFC. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling () (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE (TN), or (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:48:48

23 Oct 23

Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez face off, Derek Brunson, Craig Jones, Brian Kelleher, David Feldman, UFC 294 Preview

Ariel Helwani around (6:10) discusses the end of Showtime Sports and its coverage of boxing and mixed martial arts. Craig Jones, the jiu-jitsu coach for Alexander Volkanovski, around (12:19) explains why Sambo is fake, what went right and wrong in the first fight with Islam Makhachev, how the short training camp has been, Gordon Ryan vs. Dillon Danis, how he ended up on Alex Jones show, if he will end up fighting Luke Rockhold, his feud with Gabi Garcia, his official fight prediction, and more. Derek Brunson around (40:54) discusses how he ended up in the PFL, why he asked for his UFC release, in which division he'll fight in the PFL, if he thought about retirement, Israel Adesanya’s struggles, Usman vs. Chimaev, gambling parlays, and more. David Feldman around (1:00:54) discusses the return of Mike Perry to headline BKFC 56, the other title fights on the card, Bryce Hall’s future, BKFC’s future, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:20:03) discusses facing Mike Perry at BKFC 56, why he wanted Perry for his first BKFC fight, and more. Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez around (1:26:36) discuss their upcoming BKFC 56 clash and trade multiple verbal shots. Brian Kelleher around (1:56:45) talks about the origin of his "skullet," his upcoming fight with ex-champ Cody Garbrandt at UFC 296, how the fight came together after his neck surgery, the process of getting cleared to fight, whether Garbrandt's chin is "suspect," how to beat Garbrandt, showing off his Conor McGregor toy and Sean O'Malley wig, whether a win over Garbrandt gets him closer to an O'Malley fight, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:22:10), Ariel Helwani discusses surprise fights at UFC 300, if the UFC will ever be passed by another promotion, Dillon Danis’ future if he came to the UFC, if fans are upset with influencer boxing, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:41) make their most recent selection, and GC selects his best bets and parlays for UFC 294. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez face off, Derek Brunson, Craig Jones, Brian Kelleher, David Feldman, UFC 294 Preview

Ariel Helwani around (6:10) discusses the end of Showtime Sports and its coverage of boxing and mixed martial arts. Craig Jones, the jiu-jitsu coach for Alexander Volkanovski, around (12:19) explains why Sambo is fake, what went right and wrong in the first fight with Islam Makhachev, how the short training camp has been, Gordon Ryan vs. Dillon Danis, how he ended up on Alex Jones show, if he will end up fighting Luke Rockhold, his feud with Gabi Garcia, his official fight prediction, and more. Derek Brunson around (40:54) discusses how he ended up in the PFL, why he asked for his UFC release, in which division he'll fight in the PFL, if he thought about retirement, Israel Adesanya’s struggles, Usman vs. Chimaev, gambling parlays, and more. David Feldman around (1:00:54) discusses the return of Mike Perry to headline BKFC 56, the other title fights on the card, Bryce Hall’s future, BKFC’s future, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:20:03) discusses facing Mike Perry at BKFC 56, why he wanted Perry for his first BKFC fight, and more. Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez around (1:26:36) discuss their upcoming BKFC 56 clash and trade multiple verbal shots. Brian Kelleher around (1:56:45) talks about the origin of his "skullet," his upcoming fight with ex-champ Cody Garbrandt at UFC 296, how the fight came together after his neck surgery, the process of getting cleared to fight, whether Garbrandt's chin is "suspect," how to beat Garbrandt, showing off his Conor McGregor toy and Sean O'Malley wig, whether a win over Garbrandt gets him closer to an O'Malley fight, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:22:10), Ariel Helwani discusses surprise fights at UFC 300, if the UFC will ever be passed by another promotion, Dillon Danis’ future if he came to the UFC, if fans are upset with influencer boxing, and more. The parlay boys around (3:05:41) make their most recent selection, and GC selects his best bets and parlays for UFC 294. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:30:36

18 Oct 23

Alexander Volkanovski, Darren Till, Michel Pereira, Rey Mysterio in studio, Prime Card recap

Ariel Helwani around (8:16) recaps his fight week in Manchester from his voice issues to the event itself. He then takes a closer look at the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis and the KSI vs. Tommy Fury clashes. Alexander Volkanovski around (32:44) talks about the moment he received the offer to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 294, cutting weight on short notice, the benefits of fighting without a full training camp, whether he was surprised Makhachev accepted the fight, the danger of taking the rematch so soon, the fate of his featherweight title defense against Ilia Topuria, whether he's worried about Makhachev will cheat, his reaction to Israel Adesanya taking time off, and more. The team around (1:01:46) discusses the stakes of Volkanovski's rematch with Makhachev, whether the short notice fight benefits him, Ariel and Conner discuss the culinary options in England, what’s next for Tommy Fury and Dillon Danis, and more. Rey Mysterio around (1:37:01) discusses the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis fight, the callout by Paul, Paul’s growth as a wrestler, Bad Bunny, the impact of Eddie Guerrero’s death, why it took so long to visit Guerrero’s grave, Dominik Mysterio, what it’s like to compete against his son, how he is able to still compete as he gets older, his favorite MMA fighters, and more. Darren Till around (2:29:06) discusses his past history with Ariel Helwani, what he thought of Misfits Boxing, Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, why Till isn’t in the UFC anymore, why he has turned down MMA deals so far, if Misfits in his future, why BKFC isn’t on his radar right now, his comments about Mike Perry, if he is still friends with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Michel Pereira, who is translated by Luciana Andrade around (3:08:32), discusses his UFC Vegas 81 win, why he decided to compete at 185 pounds, if he’s going to stay in the division or go back to 170 pounds, why he missed weight against Wonderboy, if he understood why Wonderboy didn’t take the fight, what he wants next, why he had Israeli flag for walkout, and more. The parlay boys around (3:37:25) take a look at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks. Ariel also around (3:46:56) discusses the UFC hosting an event in Saudi Arabia, and the UFC parting ways with USADA. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling () (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE (TN), or (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alexander Volkanovski, Darren Till, Michel Pereira, Rey Mysterio in studio, Prime Card recap

Ariel Helwani around (8:16) recaps his fight week in Manchester from his voice issues to the event itself. He then takes a closer look at the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis and the KSI vs. Tommy Fury clashes. Alexander Volkanovski around (32:44) talks about the moment he received the offer to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 294, cutting weight on short notice, the benefits of fighting without a full training camp, whether he was surprised Makhachev accepted the fight, the danger of taking the rematch so soon, the fate of his featherweight title defense against Ilia Topuria, whether he's worried about Makhachev will cheat, his reaction to Israel Adesanya taking time off, and more. The team around (1:01:46) discusses the stakes of Volkanovski's rematch with Makhachev, whether the short notice fight benefits him, Ariel and Conner discuss the culinary options in England, what’s next for Tommy Fury and Dillon Danis, and more. Rey Mysterio around (1:37:01) discusses the Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis fight, the callout by Paul, Paul’s growth as a wrestler, Bad Bunny, the impact of Eddie Guerrero’s death, why it took so long to visit Guerrero’s grave, Dominik Mysterio, what it’s like to compete against his son, how he is able to still compete as he gets older, his favorite MMA fighters, and more. Darren Till around (2:29:06) discusses his past history with Ariel Helwani, what he thought of Misfits Boxing, Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, why Till isn’t in the UFC anymore, why he has turned down MMA deals so far, if Misfits in his future, why BKFC isn’t on his radar right now, his comments about Mike Perry, if he is still friends with Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Michel Pereira, who is translated by Luciana Andrade around (3:08:32), discusses his UFC Vegas 81 win, why he decided to compete at 185 pounds, if he’s going to stay in the division or go back to 170 pounds, why he missed weight against Wonderboy, if he understood why Wonderboy didn’t take the fight, what he wants next, why he had Israeli flag for walkout, and more. The parlay boys around (3:37:25) take a look at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks. Ariel also around (3:46:56) discusses the UFC hosting an event in Saudi Arabia, and the UFC parting ways with USADA. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling () (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), (CO/NH), /visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), (IA), (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE (TN), or (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:24:18

16 Oct 23

Live from Manchester! UFC 294 madness, Mike Perry & Mams Taylor in studio, Tommy Fury, more

Ariel Helwani around (5:34) discusses the new main event at UFC 294, if Alexander Volkanovski is out for the Toronto card, what happened with backup fighter Mateusz Gamrot, the co-main event, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:28), Ariel Helwani discusses where it would rank if Alexander Volkanovski pulls off the upset at UFC 294, the UFC’s event next year in Saudi Arabia, if Mike Perry knocks out Logan Paul, the skirmishes at Misfits open workouts, and more. Mike Perry around (40:00) discusses crashing Misfits open workouts, his interaction with Anthony Taylor, if he’s surprised Dillon Danis is at event, if he would rather fight Jake or Logan Paul, starting his own promotion, his message to Jon Jones, his kids’ names, Darren Till, and more. Mams Taylor around (1:57:46) discusses last-minute changes to Misfits card, the chaos with John Fury at Misfits workouts, if he warned Dillon Danis for comments, if it was hard to get Dillon Danis and Logan Paul on the card, KSI vs. Jake Paul, his issues with Nakisa Bidarian, KSI vs. Conor McGregor, the year for Misfits, and more. Tommy Fury around (2:46:39) discusses John Fury’s skirmishes at media workouts, if he would end crossover boxing if he beats KSI, KSI’s last fight, if he would want to face Logan or Jake Paul next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:03:11) make their pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Live from Manchester! UFC 294 madness, Mike Perry & Mams Taylor in studio, Tommy Fury, more

Ariel Helwani around (5:34) discusses the new main event at UFC 294, if Alexander Volkanovski is out for the Toronto card, what happened with backup fighter Mateusz Gamrot, the co-main event, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:28), Ariel Helwani discusses where it would rank if Alexander Volkanovski pulls off the upset at UFC 294, the UFC’s event next year in Saudi Arabia, if Mike Perry knocks out Logan Paul, the skirmishes at Misfits open workouts, and more. Mike Perry around (40:00) discusses crashing Misfits open workouts, his interaction with Anthony Taylor, if he’s surprised Dillon Danis is at event, if he would rather fight Jake or Logan Paul, starting his own promotion, his message to Jon Jones, his kids’ names, Darren Till, and more. Mams Taylor around (1:57:46) discusses last-minute changes to Misfits card, the chaos with John Fury at Misfits workouts, if he warned Dillon Danis for comments, if it was hard to get Dillon Danis and Logan Paul on the card, KSI vs. Jake Paul, his issues with Nakisa Bidarian, KSI vs. Conor McGregor, the year for Misfits, and more. Tommy Fury around (2:46:39) discusses John Fury’s skirmishes at media workouts, if he would end crossover boxing if he beats KSI, KSI’s last fight, if he would want to face Logan or Jake Paul next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:03:11) make their pick, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:26:00

11 Oct 23

Paulo Costa, Bobby Green, Cris Cyborg, Drew Dober, Joe Pyfer, Leah McCourt, and more

Ariel Helwani discusses the recent tragedy in Israel, his trip there, and more. The panel then around (26:48) discusses what happened at Bellator 300, what it all means, the latest from Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, and more. Leah McCourt around (43:44) discusses her win over Sara McMann at Bellator 300, her medical scare during fight week, how she got her nickname, squaring off against Cris Cyborg, her future fight against Cyborg, why she chose MMA over boxing, how she got signed by Bellator, and more. The parlay pals around (1:06:27) look back at their most recent selection. Drew Dober around (1:16:49) discusses his win over Ricky Glenn at UFC Vegas 80, fighting in front of his young daughter, if she knew where she was sitting at the event, his UFC record, his last loss, the UFC Vegas 80 main event, what he wants next, Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:36:19) discusses his win at UFC Vegas 80, the injuries he sustained, why his training camp was so difficult, how he pulled off the finish, the viral photo from the fight, what he wants next, his pay comments, and more. Bobby Green around (2:02:01) discusses his upset win at UFC Vegas 80, how he felt people counted him out, his longevity, who he wants next, what he said during the weigh-ins with Grant Dawson, why he’s done fighting at UFC APEX, his goals, how he evolved as a fighter, if Tony Ferguson will beat Paddy Pimblett, and more. Cris Cyborg around (2:28:38) discusses her win over Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, her longevity, Bellator’s future, if Kayla Harrison fight could happen, her comments with Cat Zingano, who she wants to fight next and where, her jersey, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:53:33) discusses his elbow injury, why the doctors wanted to open it up, if he thought of pulling out of the fight, why this fight has become personal, and more. GC around (3:14:44) looks back at his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paulo Costa, Bobby Green, Cris Cyborg, Drew Dober, Joe Pyfer, Leah McCourt, and more

Ariel Helwani discusses the recent tragedy in Israel, his trip there, and more. The panel then around (26:48) discusses what happened at Bellator 300, what it all means, the latest from Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, and more. Leah McCourt around (43:44) discusses her win over Sara McMann at Bellator 300, her medical scare during fight week, how she got her nickname, squaring off against Cris Cyborg, her future fight against Cyborg, why she chose MMA over boxing, how she got signed by Bellator, and more. The parlay pals around (1:06:27) look back at their most recent selection. Drew Dober around (1:16:49) discusses his win over Ricky Glenn at UFC Vegas 80, fighting in front of his young daughter, if she knew where she was sitting at the event, his UFC record, his last loss, the UFC Vegas 80 main event, what he wants next, Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:36:19) discusses his win at UFC Vegas 80, the injuries he sustained, why his training camp was so difficult, how he pulled off the finish, the viral photo from the fight, what he wants next, his pay comments, and more. Bobby Green around (2:02:01) discusses his upset win at UFC Vegas 80, how he felt people counted him out, his longevity, who he wants next, what he said during the weigh-ins with Grant Dawson, why he’s done fighting at UFC APEX, his goals, how he evolved as a fighter, if Tony Ferguson will beat Paddy Pimblett, and more. Cris Cyborg around (2:28:38) discusses her win over Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, her longevity, Bellator’s future, if Kayla Harrison fight could happen, her comments with Cat Zingano, who she wants to fight next and where, her jersey, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:53:33) discusses his elbow injury, why the doctors wanted to open it up, if he thought of pulling out of the fight, why this fight has become personal, and more. GC around (3:14:44) looks back at his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:38:02

9 Oct 23

Michael Chandler, Alexandre Pantoja, Merab Dvalishvili, Angela Lee, and more

Alexandre Pantoja around (19:37) discusses his love of ‘Rocky’ movies, life as UFC champion, his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval at UFC 296, fighting on Colby Covington card, Sean O’Malley, his memorable post-fight speech, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (48:38) gives an update on his hand injury, Aljamain Sterling’s loss at UFC 292, Marc Goddard, if he should get next title shot, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Vera, him shadowboxing in the rain, and more. Michael Chandler around (1:17:17) discusses waiting for Conor McGregor, Bellator’s reported possible end, hanging out with the Titans, business ventures, his time off, if he has set a deadline if he will move on, if he regrets doing The Ultimate Fighter, Nate Diaz’s comments, Makhachev vs. Oliveira, his message to McGregor, and more. Angela Lee around (1:59:48) discusses her retirement from MMA, what caused her to make the decision, her car accident, her website, her mental health, why it’s important to share her story, why she told ONE fighters she was retiring before their title fight, if she will still train, her favorite moment at ONE Championship, and more. In the latest On the Nosea around (2:40:02), Ariel Helwani discusses if Francis Ngannou should feel disrespected by Tyson Fury because of the Oleksandr Usyk fight, if Jon Jones will retire after UFC 295, most memorable event on his birthday, how to make judging better, if the Expos will ever return to Montreal, best concerts, Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:43) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC around (4:04:03) makes his selections as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Michael Chandler, Alexandre Pantoja, Merab Dvalishvili, Angela Lee, and more

Alexandre Pantoja around (19:37) discusses his love of ‘Rocky’ movies, life as UFC champion, his upcoming rematch against Brandon Royval at UFC 296, fighting on Colby Covington card, Sean O’Malley, his memorable post-fight speech, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (48:38) gives an update on his hand injury, Aljamain Sterling’s loss at UFC 292, Marc Goddard, if he should get next title shot, Sean O’Malley’s recent comments, O’Malley vs. Vera, him shadowboxing in the rain, and more. Michael Chandler around (1:17:17) discusses waiting for Conor McGregor, Bellator’s reported possible end, hanging out with the Titans, business ventures, his time off, if he has set a deadline if he will move on, if he regrets doing The Ultimate Fighter, Nate Diaz’s comments, Makhachev vs. Oliveira, his message to McGregor, and more. Angela Lee around (1:59:48) discusses her retirement from MMA, what caused her to make the decision, her car accident, her website, her mental health, why it’s important to share her story, why she told ONE fighters she was retiring before their title fight, if she will still train, her favorite moment at ONE Championship, and more. In the latest On the Nosea around (2:40:02), Ariel Helwani discusses if Francis Ngannou should feel disrespected by Tyson Fury because of the Oleksandr Usyk fight, if Jon Jones will retire after UFC 295, most memorable event on his birthday, how to make judging better, if the Expos will ever return to Montreal, best concerts, Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:43) make their pick for the upcoming weekend, and GC around (4:04:03) makes his selections as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:18:36

4 Oct 23

Dillon Danis in studio, Tony Ferguson, Renato Moicano, Cédric Doumbé, Dakota Ditcheva, Leigh Wood and Steve Cooper

Before his clash with Logan Paul, Dillon Danis around (8:30) drops by the studio to discuss his ongoing lawsuit with Paul's fiancee, Nina Agdal, the trash talk leading up to the fight, his training with Alex Pereira, drug testing for the fight, the origin of his feud with the Paul brothers, the infamous water balloon incident with Jake Paul, the dark times he went through after getting injured, why the fight is not sanctioned as a pro bout, his face-to-face interview with Logan, John Fury's outburst at the press conference, what happens if he loses, what he'll weigh for the fight, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:21:57) explains the stakes of his upcoming fight with Josh Warrington, Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper talks about how the two came to work together, Nottingham's tough past season, Wood's rematch win over Mauricio Lara, Cooper on parallel's between the fight game and soccer, Wood's potential future fights, and more. Renato Moicano around (1:51:58) discusses his new podcast, what the year has been like for him after his recent injury, why he wants Dan Hooker next, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, Costa vs. Chimaev, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (2:26:27) discusses his impressive PFL knockout, his recent wrist injury, the support of Kylian Mbappe and the PSG soccer team at the fight, if he’s the biggest MMA star in France, how he translated himself after the win, the allegations against his coach, the message he sent to his opponent after the fight, the chant before the fight, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (2:56:30) discusses her PFL Europe performance, her Erling Haaland celebration, training with her brother, her staredown with Valentina Scatizzi, KSI vs. Fury, Paul vs. Danis, and more. Tony Ferguson around (3:26:54) discusses his upcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296, his last fight against Bobby Green, why he went back to his old team, how the game has changed, how close he came to coaching against Khabib Nurmagomedov on TUF, mental conditioning, his thoughts on Patrick Pimblett, and more. GC around (4:05:20) looks back at his most recent pick from the Canelo Alvarez fight. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dillon Danis in studio, Tony Ferguson, Renato Moicano, Cédric Doumbé, Dakota Ditcheva, Leigh Wood and Steve Cooper

Before his clash with Logan Paul, Dillon Danis around (8:30) drops by the studio to discuss his ongoing lawsuit with Paul's fiancee, Nina Agdal, the trash talk leading up to the fight, his training with Alex Pereira, drug testing for the fight, the origin of his feud with the Paul brothers, the infamous water balloon incident with Jake Paul, the dark times he went through after getting injured, why the fight is not sanctioned as a pro bout, his face-to-face interview with Logan, John Fury's outburst at the press conference, what happens if he loses, what he'll weigh for the fight, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:21:57) explains the stakes of his upcoming fight with Josh Warrington, Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper talks about how the two came to work together, Nottingham's tough past season, Wood's rematch win over Mauricio Lara, Cooper on parallel's between the fight game and soccer, Wood's potential future fights, and more. Renato Moicano around (1:51:58) discusses his new podcast, what the year has been like for him after his recent injury, why he wants Dan Hooker next, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, Costa vs. Chimaev, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (2:26:27) discusses his impressive PFL knockout, his recent wrist injury, the support of Kylian Mbappe and the PSG soccer team at the fight, if he’s the biggest MMA star in France, how he translated himself after the win, the allegations against his coach, the message he sent to his opponent after the fight, the chant before the fight, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (2:56:30) discusses her PFL Europe performance, her Erling Haaland celebration, training with her brother, her staredown with Valentina Scatizzi, KSI vs. Fury, Paul vs. Danis, and more. Tony Ferguson around (3:26:54) discusses his upcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296, his last fight against Bobby Green, why he went back to his old team, how the game has changed, how close he came to coaching against Khabib Nurmagomedov on TUF, mental conditioning, his thoughts on Patrick Pimblett, and more. GC around (4:05:20) looks back at his most recent pick from the Canelo Alvarez fight. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:34:21

2 Oct 23

Logan Paul, Alex Pereira, Stephen Thompson, Johnny Eblen, Jim Lampley, and more

Stephen Thompson around (3:17) discusses his recent pay issues with the UFC, his upcoming fight against Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296, why he turned down the fight the first time, his thoughts on Ian Machado Garry, when he might call it quits, his time away from the Octagon, Edwards vs. Covington, how his fight will play out against Rakhmonov, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (32:05), Ariel Helwani discusses the latest WWE releases, the McGregor vs. Chandler fight delay, judging takedowns, Scott Coker’s legacy with Bellator, Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, and more. Jim Lampley around (1:13:43) discusses Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo showdown, what he’s been up to since HBO Boxing folded, his emotional last HBO fight, the impact of Muhammad Ali, his relationship with Howard Cosell, why he moved to Chapel Hill, influencer boxing, his favorite calls, and more. Johnny Eblen around (2:28:56) discusses his nasty cut at Bellator 299, if he thought the fight would be stopped, what happened after the fight with Fabian Edwards, how he feels about Colby Covington, the reported PFL sale, if it’s his final fight for Bellator, training with Sean Strickland, and more. Alex Pereira around (2:56:31) discusses his upcoming light heavyweight title fight at UFC 295, his performance against Jan Blachowicz, where he feels most comfortable 185 or 205, Sean Strickland, facing Jiri Prochazka, if he wants to win this fight for his coach, training with Dillon Danis, his issues with Anthony Smith, and more. Logan Paul around (3:29:23) discusses his return to boxing, why he didn’t get the Nate Diaz fight, why Dillon Danis is his opponent, his thoughts on Danis’ social media posts on Nina Agdal, if he regrets picking Danis, possibly facing Mike Perry, his relationship with Jake Paul, his official prediction, and more. The team then around (4:21:42) announces the upcoming live NYC show on Nov. 10 at citywinery.com. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Logan Paul, Alex Pereira, Stephen Thompson, Johnny Eblen, Jim Lampley, and more

Stephen Thompson around (3:17) discusses his recent pay issues with the UFC, his upcoming fight against Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296, why he turned down the fight the first time, his thoughts on Ian Machado Garry, when he might call it quits, his time away from the Octagon, Edwards vs. Covington, how his fight will play out against Rakhmonov, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (32:05), Ariel Helwani discusses the latest WWE releases, the McGregor vs. Chandler fight delay, judging takedowns, Scott Coker’s legacy with Bellator, Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, and more. Jim Lampley around (1:13:43) discusses Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo showdown, what he’s been up to since HBO Boxing folded, his emotional last HBO fight, the impact of Muhammad Ali, his relationship with Howard Cosell, why he moved to Chapel Hill, influencer boxing, his favorite calls, and more. Johnny Eblen around (2:28:56) discusses his nasty cut at Bellator 299, if he thought the fight would be stopped, what happened after the fight with Fabian Edwards, how he feels about Colby Covington, the reported PFL sale, if it’s his final fight for Bellator, training with Sean Strickland, and more. Alex Pereira around (2:56:31) discusses his upcoming light heavyweight title fight at UFC 295, his performance against Jan Blachowicz, where he feels most comfortable 185 or 205, Sean Strickland, facing Jiri Prochazka, if he wants to win this fight for his coach, training with Dillon Danis, his issues with Anthony Smith, and more. Logan Paul around (3:29:23) discusses his return to boxing, why he didn’t get the Nate Diaz fight, why Dillon Danis is his opponent, his thoughts on Danis’ social media posts on Nina Agdal, if he regrets picking Danis, possibly facing Mike Perry, his relationship with Jake Paul, his official prediction, and more. The team then around (4:21:42) announces the upcoming live NYC show on Nov. 10 at citywinery.com. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:37:44

27 Sep 23

GC & Ric Takeover: Reacting to UFC’s big announcements, Ben ‘The Bane’ Davis joins the show

Eric Jackman and Conner Burks around (2:27) discuss all the big UFC fights announced recently, including Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. They also pick their top 3 most anticipated fights recently announced, discuss Frank's trip to a barber shop for beards only, the disappointment of Rafael Fiziev's UFC Vegas 79 loss to Mateusz Gamrot, other standouts on the card, Bellator 299 standouts, whether Johnny Eblen is among the best middleweights in the world, Misfits Boxing, the Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. fight, Israel Adesanya's drunk driving charge, and more. Ben Davis around (58:21) talks about his fight at Misfits Boxing against Anderson Silva's son, Gabriel, what he expected versus what happened, what he hoped to accomplish with the fight, how he got into the MMA industry, whether he'll fight again, the commentary at Misfits Boxing, his callout of another media member, going to the ceremonial weigh-ins in a hotel bathrobe, his desire to grapple Brendan Fitzgerald, doing commentary immediately after getting knocked out, and more. The parlay pals around (1:52:11) recap their latest winning selection, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:56:49) then answer multiple fan questions before a game of darts. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

GC & Ric Takeover: Reacting to UFC’s big announcements, Ben ‘The Bane’ Davis joins the show

Eric Jackman and Conner Burks around (2:27) discuss all the big UFC fights announced recently, including Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. They also pick their top 3 most anticipated fights recently announced, discuss Frank's trip to a barber shop for beards only, the disappointment of Rafael Fiziev's UFC Vegas 79 loss to Mateusz Gamrot, other standouts on the card, Bellator 299 standouts, whether Johnny Eblen is among the best middleweights in the world, Misfits Boxing, the Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr. fight, Israel Adesanya's drunk driving charge, and more. Ben Davis around (58:21) talks about his fight at Misfits Boxing against Anderson Silva's son, Gabriel, what he expected versus what happened, what he hoped to accomplish with the fight, how he got into the MMA industry, whether he'll fight again, the commentary at Misfits Boxing, his callout of another media member, going to the ceremonial weigh-ins in a hotel bathrobe, his desire to grapple Brendan Fitzgerald, doing commentary immediately after getting knocked out, and more. The parlay pals around (1:52:11) recap their latest winning selection, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:56:49) then answer multiple fan questions before a game of darts. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:34:08

25 Sep 23

Aljamain Sterling, Jared Cannonier, Anthony Smith, Raul Rosas Jr., Loopy Godinez, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (3:14) discusses his UFC 292 performance, why he plans to take a break, his sense of relief after the title loss, who should Sean O’Malley fight next, if he would fight at featherweight, Dana White’s recent comments, Mike Grundy at Polaris, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:42), Ariel Helwani agrees with almost everything Dana White had to say at the DWCS post-fight press conference, the UFC welterweight division, the possibility of an all-female UFC event, and more. Raul Rosas Jr. around (1:29:35) breaks down his Noche UFC win, high school life, if he felt pressure to bounce back, how he dealt with his first loss, Conor McGregor’s tweet, his hobbies, if his next fight will be in Mexico, who he wants to fight next, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:48:32) discusses her Noche UFC win, how her new team has helped, why she changed teams, if she was shocked Elise Reed didn’t tap, what Noche UFC fight week was like, her reaction to the main event, her tough amateur career, when she wants to fight again, and more. Jessica Rose-Clark around (2:12;42) discusses her upcoming bout at Lion Fights, her plans for a bus, her childhood, how she got into fighting, why she isn’t fighting in the UFC anymore, calling out Paige VanZant for a boxing fight, why she wants to fight for Jake Paul and MVP, a recent tweet, and more. Jared Cannonier around (2:43:33) discusses life as a backup fighter for UFC 293, if he’s close to a title shot, how close he was to filling in for Sean Strickland at UFC 293, Strickland’s upset of Israel Adesanya, where Khamzat Chimaev is a true contender, makes his case to be the next title contender, and more. Anthony Smith around (3:11:34) discusses his issues with Ariel, his recent win over Ryan Spain at UFC Singapore, why he wanted to fight in Singapore, fickle MMA fans, who he wants to fight next, Alex Pereira’s recent comments, next light heavyweight title fight, the 10-8 score in Noche UFC main event, and more. The parlay boys around (4:04:36) make their latest pick, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aljamain Sterling, Jared Cannonier, Anthony Smith, Raul Rosas Jr., Loopy Godinez, Jessica-Rose Clark, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (3:14) discusses his UFC 292 performance, why he plans to take a break, his sense of relief after the title loss, who should Sean O’Malley fight next, if he would fight at featherweight, Dana White’s recent comments, Mike Grundy at Polaris, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:42), Ariel Helwani agrees with almost everything Dana White had to say at the DWCS post-fight press conference, the UFC welterweight division, the possibility of an all-female UFC event, and more. Raul Rosas Jr. around (1:29:35) breaks down his Noche UFC win, high school life, if he felt pressure to bounce back, how he dealt with his first loss, Conor McGregor’s tweet, his hobbies, if his next fight will be in Mexico, who he wants to fight next, and more. Loopy Godinez around (1:48:32) discusses her Noche UFC win, how her new team has helped, why she changed teams, if she was shocked Elise Reed didn’t tap, what Noche UFC fight week was like, her reaction to the main event, her tough amateur career, when she wants to fight again, and more. Jessica Rose-Clark around (2:12;42) discusses her upcoming bout at Lion Fights, her plans for a bus, her childhood, how she got into fighting, why she isn’t fighting in the UFC anymore, calling out Paige VanZant for a boxing fight, why she wants to fight for Jake Paul and MVP, a recent tweet, and more. Jared Cannonier around (2:43:33) discusses life as a backup fighter for UFC 293, if he’s close to a title shot, how close he was to filling in for Sean Strickland at UFC 293, Strickland’s upset of Israel Adesanya, where Khamzat Chimaev is a true contender, makes his case to be the next title contender, and more. Anthony Smith around (3:11:34) discusses his issues with Ariel, his recent win over Ryan Spain at UFC Singapore, why he wanted to fight in Singapore, fickle MMA fans, who he wants to fight next, Alex Pereira’s recent comments, next light heavyweight title fight, the 10-8 score in Noche UFC main event, and more. The parlay boys around (4:04:36) make their latest pick, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:36:26

20 Sep 23

UFC scoring controversy, Valentina Shevchenko, Ciryl Gane, Tracey Cortez, Amanda Serrano, J.J. Watt, Charlie Campbell

Ariel Helwani around (10:02) recaps Noche UFC and discusses why Mike Bell’s 10-8 in Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 is one of the worst scorecards in MMA history, where the division goes from here, whether a trilogy fight has to be next, whether Erin Blanchfield or Manon Fiorot has a stronger case, and more. Tracy Cortez around (46:09) discusses her big win over Jasmine Jasudavicius at Noche UFC, her long layoff before Saturday, why she traveled to Brazil to train with the Pitbull brothers, the vibe in T-Mobile Arena, why she was on the prelims, Jasudavicius pulling her hair mid-fight, her rise in popularity, the story behind her infamous photo with Paulo Costa, the passing of Gloria Cejudo, how far she is from title contention, and more. Charlie Campbell around (1:12:42) discusses his win over Alex Reyes at Noche UFC and memorable post-fight promo, how he rebounded from his loss on UFC’s Contender Series, how Al Iaquinta helped him get his start, the unique origin of his nickname “The Cannibal,” his The Rock inspired interaction with Daniel Cormier, The Rock’s response, potentially fighting at Madison Square Garden, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:30:52) discusses her split draw with Alexa Grasso at Noche UFC, her reaction to Mike Bell’s 10-8 scorecard, her breakdown of the fight, why she expected a split decision, her injured hand, what she wants next, who should get next title shot, and more. The parlay boys around (2:14:11) recap their big week, and GC looks back at his memorable bets from this past weekend. Amanda Serrano around (2:33:50) previews her WBO title defense against Danila Ramos, the longer rounds for the title fight, why she isn’t defending all her belts, Alycia Baumgardner’s positive drug test, her return to mixed martial arts, the Katie Taylor rematch, and more. Ciryl Gane around (3:01:45) discusses being robbed during one of his fights, his performance in the UFC Paris main event, not getting the Jon Jones fight, how his mindset has changed, who he wants next, who will win Jones vs. Miocic, Ngannou vs. Fury, and more. NFL legend J.J. Watt around (3:26:04) joins us during the final minutes of the Burnley and Nottingham Forest match, if he enjoys watching soccer or football more, how he became a soccer fan, watching UFC events, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC scoring controversy, Valentina Shevchenko, Ciryl Gane, Tracey Cortez, Amanda Serrano, J.J. Watt, Charlie Campbell

Ariel Helwani around (10:02) recaps Noche UFC and discusses why Mike Bell’s 10-8 in Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 is one of the worst scorecards in MMA history, where the division goes from here, whether a trilogy fight has to be next, whether Erin Blanchfield or Manon Fiorot has a stronger case, and more. Tracy Cortez around (46:09) discusses her big win over Jasmine Jasudavicius at Noche UFC, her long layoff before Saturday, why she traveled to Brazil to train with the Pitbull brothers, the vibe in T-Mobile Arena, why she was on the prelims, Jasudavicius pulling her hair mid-fight, her rise in popularity, the story behind her infamous photo with Paulo Costa, the passing of Gloria Cejudo, how far she is from title contention, and more. Charlie Campbell around (1:12:42) discusses his win over Alex Reyes at Noche UFC and memorable post-fight promo, how he rebounded from his loss on UFC’s Contender Series, how Al Iaquinta helped him get his start, the unique origin of his nickname “The Cannibal,” his The Rock inspired interaction with Daniel Cormier, The Rock’s response, potentially fighting at Madison Square Garden, and more. Valentina Shevchenko around (1:30:52) discusses her split draw with Alexa Grasso at Noche UFC, her reaction to Mike Bell’s 10-8 scorecard, her breakdown of the fight, why she expected a split decision, her injured hand, what she wants next, who should get next title shot, and more. The parlay boys around (2:14:11) recap their big week, and GC looks back at his memorable bets from this past weekend. Amanda Serrano around (2:33:50) previews her WBO title defense against Danila Ramos, the longer rounds for the title fight, why she isn’t defending all her belts, Alycia Baumgardner’s positive drug test, her return to mixed martial arts, the Katie Taylor rematch, and more. Ciryl Gane around (3:01:45) discusses being robbed during one of his fights, his performance in the UFC Paris main event, not getting the Jon Jones fight, how his mindset has changed, who he wants next, who will win Jones vs. Miocic, Ngannou vs. Fury, and more. NFL legend J.J. Watt around (3:26:04) joins us during the final minutes of the Burnley and Nottingham Forest match, if he enjoys watching soccer or football more, how he became a soccer fan, watching UFC events, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:07:29

18 Sep 23

Robert Whittaker, Dricus Du Plessis, Sergio Pettis, Kayla Harrison, Chris Eubank Jr., Eric Nicksick, and more

Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (9:23) discusses Sean Strickland’s rise and comparisons to Stone Cold Steven Austin, Eric Nicksick’s cornerwork, CM Punk’s future, MVP’s free agency, next UFC middleweight title shot, and more. Kayla Harrison around (36:03) discusses her upcoming fight against Julia Budd, working at Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA as a commentator, her lengthy absence, if she thought of retirement, if this will be her final PFL fight, Bellator’s reported sale, Amanda Nunes’ retirement, and more. Dricus Du Plessis around (1:13:40) discusses the massive upset at UFC 293, Chael Sonnen’s comments in his last fight, if he was promised a title fight after the Robert Whittaker fight, Israel Adesanya’s performance in the cage, Dana White’s comments, if he regrets his decision to pass up a title shot, what he wants next, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:36:53) discusses Sean Strickland’s upset win at UFC 293, how long it took to make the fight official, what fight week was like, why he thought Sean Strickland might get pulled from the UFC 293 fight week, how he ended up with a bodyguard, the gameplan, Israel Adesanya’s traps, corner advice, who they want next, why he defended Eugene Bareman, and more. Sergio Pettis around (2:21:24) discusses his upcoming fight against Patchy Mix at Bellator 301, his training partners, if Bellator 301 will be the final Bellator event, a possible merger with the PFL, the best bantamweight in the world, the giant fish he caught in Thailand, and more. Chris Eubank Jr. around (2:58:37) discusses his rematch win over Liam Smith, how he likes mixed martial arts, Jake Paul’s rise in boxing, how Dana White has impacted MMA, if Francis Ngannou can keep up with Tyson Fury, who he wants next, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:30:02) discusses the UFC 293 main event, what happened against DDP at UFC 290, why he didn’t fight in Australia, DDP’s decision to skip title fight with injury, Sean Strickland’s performance against Israel Adesanya, the middleweight division, if Adesanya should get an immediate rematch, and more. The parlay boys around (4:02:03) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for Noche UFC. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robert Whittaker, Dricus Du Plessis, Sergio Pettis, Kayla Harrison, Chris Eubank Jr., Eric Nicksick, and more

Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (9:23) discusses Sean Strickland’s rise and comparisons to Stone Cold Steven Austin, Eric Nicksick’s cornerwork, CM Punk’s future, MVP’s free agency, next UFC middleweight title shot, and more. Kayla Harrison around (36:03) discusses her upcoming fight against Julia Budd, working at Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA as a commentator, her lengthy absence, if she thought of retirement, if this will be her final PFL fight, Bellator’s reported sale, Amanda Nunes’ retirement, and more. Dricus Du Plessis around (1:13:40) discusses the massive upset at UFC 293, Chael Sonnen’s comments in his last fight, if he was promised a title fight after the Robert Whittaker fight, Israel Adesanya’s performance in the cage, Dana White’s comments, if he regrets his decision to pass up a title shot, what he wants next, and more. Eric Nicksick around (1:36:53) discusses Sean Strickland’s upset win at UFC 293, how long it took to make the fight official, what fight week was like, why he thought Sean Strickland might get pulled from the UFC 293 fight week, how he ended up with a bodyguard, the gameplan, Israel Adesanya’s traps, corner advice, who they want next, why he defended Eugene Bareman, and more. Sergio Pettis around (2:21:24) discusses his upcoming fight against Patchy Mix at Bellator 301, his training partners, if Bellator 301 will be the final Bellator event, a possible merger with the PFL, the best bantamweight in the world, the giant fish he caught in Thailand, and more. Chris Eubank Jr. around (2:58:37) discusses his rematch win over Liam Smith, how he likes mixed martial arts, Jake Paul’s rise in boxing, how Dana White has impacted MMA, if Francis Ngannou can keep up with Tyson Fury, who he wants next, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:30:02) discusses the UFC 293 main event, what happened against DDP at UFC 290, why he didn’t fight in Australia, DDP’s decision to skip title fight with injury, Sean Strickland’s performance against Israel Adesanya, the middleweight division, if Adesanya should get an immediate rematch, and more. The parlay boys around (4:02:03) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for Noche UFC. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:35:29

13 Sep 23

UFC 293 reaction, Chael Sonnen, Ian Machado Garry, Chris Curtis, Casey O’Neill, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:57) reflects on a memorable UFC 293 main event, whether it’s one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, if champion Sean Strickland is good for the UFC, what’s next for the middleweight champion, and more. The team around (25:34) discusses the magnitude of the Sean Strickland's upset over Israel Adesanya, what really happened with Adesanya, the reaction to Strickland in Australia, whether there should be an immediate rematch, and more. Chris Curtis around (58:03) reacts to his teammate and podcast co-host Sean Strickland's incredible win over Adesanya, why he was confident that Strickland would win, how Strickland trained for the fight, Strickland's demeanor going into the fight, the presence of Strickland's girlfriend on fight week, his reaction to Strickland dropping Adesanya in the first round, Eric Nicksick's coaching during the fight, Strickland's unusual style and how he surprised Adesanya, how Strickland will celebrate his win, being 100 percent confident Strickland will spar tomorrow, his rib injury and clarifying Ian Machado Garry's role in it, and more. Chael Sonnen (1:22:35) discusses UFC 293, Sean Strickland’s big upset win, how Alex Pereira loss helped Strickland, if there will be an immediate rematch for Israel Adesanya, if DDP should regret his decision, if Izzy is the greatest middleweight champion of all-time, a classic story about Anderson Silva, how a rematch would go between Strickland and Adesanya, the biggest upsets in UFC history, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevcheno rematch, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (2:05:50) discusses the UFC 293 main event, why Israel Adesanya came up short, his UFC 292 performance, his Friday workout before the fight, why he wants Wonderboy next, possibly facing with Colby Covington next year, training with Conor McGregor, and more. Casey O’Neill around (2:39:57) discusses missing out on UFC 293 with an injury, what Sean Strickland is like as a teammate, the UFC 293 main event, what Eric Nicksick is like as a coach, why Israel Adesanya and Strickland are polarizing, when she might return, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Ariel Helwani around (3:09:30) recaps the rest of the UFC 293 fight card and other combat sports this past weekend. The parlay pals around (3:17:14) recap their latest selections, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 293 reaction, Chael Sonnen, Ian Machado Garry, Chris Curtis, Casey O’Neill, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:57) reflects on a memorable UFC 293 main event, whether it’s one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, if champion Sean Strickland is good for the UFC, what’s next for the middleweight champion, and more. The team around (25:34) discusses the magnitude of the Sean Strickland's upset over Israel Adesanya, what really happened with Adesanya, the reaction to Strickland in Australia, whether there should be an immediate rematch, and more. Chris Curtis around (58:03) reacts to his teammate and podcast co-host Sean Strickland's incredible win over Adesanya, why he was confident that Strickland would win, how Strickland trained for the fight, Strickland's demeanor going into the fight, the presence of Strickland's girlfriend on fight week, his reaction to Strickland dropping Adesanya in the first round, Eric Nicksick's coaching during the fight, Strickland's unusual style and how he surprised Adesanya, how Strickland will celebrate his win, being 100 percent confident Strickland will spar tomorrow, his rib injury and clarifying Ian Machado Garry's role in it, and more. Chael Sonnen (1:22:35) discusses UFC 293, Sean Strickland’s big upset win, how Alex Pereira loss helped Strickland, if there will be an immediate rematch for Israel Adesanya, if DDP should regret his decision, if Izzy is the greatest middleweight champion of all-time, a classic story about Anderson Silva, how a rematch would go between Strickland and Adesanya, the biggest upsets in UFC history, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevcheno rematch, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (2:05:50) discusses the UFC 293 main event, why Israel Adesanya came up short, his UFC 292 performance, his Friday workout before the fight, why he wants Wonderboy next, possibly facing with Colby Covington next year, training with Conor McGregor, and more. Casey O’Neill around (2:39:57) discusses missing out on UFC 293 with an injury, what Sean Strickland is like as a teammate, the UFC 293 main event, what Eric Nicksick is like as a coach, why Israel Adesanya and Strickland are polarizing, when she might return, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko, and more. Ariel Helwani around (3:09:30) recaps the rest of the UFC 293 fight card and other combat sports this past weekend. The parlay pals around (3:17:14) recap their latest selections, and GC looks back at his most recent selections. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:07:18

11 Sep 23

Sean O’Malley, Jorge Masvidal, Mike Perry, The Korean Zombie, Marlon Vera, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:59) returns and catches us up on the latest news with ‘The MMA Hour is on Fire’ song. In the latest On the Nose around (20:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s issues with Merab Dvalishvili, Izzy vs. DDP, Izzy vs. Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next for Max Holloway, recent deaths in WWE, CM Punk’s ousting from AEW, what’s next for Tom Aspinall, Laura Sanko’s PPV debut, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (41:48) discusses booking Junior dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum in Friday’s main event, if Masvidal would like to box again, how Nate Diaz did against Jake Paul, how Masvidal would do against Jake Paul, the ‘BMF’ title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:01:53) discusses life on the farm and as a champion, his rough training camp, his walkout song, the UFC 292 finish, the post-fight celebrations, Gervonta Davis, when he would like to return, Chito Vera, Vitor Belfort’s recent comments, his new tattoos, and more. Marlon Vera around (1:32:32) discusses his new look, if he was bummed not to face Henry Cejudo, his performance against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292, the UFC 292 main event, Sean O’Malley, what’s next, surfing with Kelly Slater, being on stage with Zach Bryan, the futures of Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:59) discusses how he ended up backing up Dillon Danis next month, his next BKFC fight, if Danis has crossed the line in pre-fight trash talk, why he stayed with BKFC, the Misfits press conference, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his issues with Darren Till, and more. Korean Zombie around (2:37:36) discusses his retirement fight against Max Holloway, why he decided to retire right now, the return of “classic” Zombie in third round, the walkout, putting the gloves down in cage, the walk to locker room, losing his retirement glove, why he is so beloved, the message from Max Holloway after the fight, his favorite fight, how he wants to be remembered, why he decided to use ‘Zombie’ song, and more. The parlay boys around (3:41:24) make their pick for this week, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sean O’Malley, Jorge Masvidal, Mike Perry, The Korean Zombie, Marlon Vera, and more

Ariel Helwani around (4:59) returns and catches us up on the latest news with ‘The MMA Hour is on Fire’ song. In the latest On the Nose around (20:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s issues with Merab Dvalishvili, Izzy vs. DDP, Izzy vs. Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next for Max Holloway, recent deaths in WWE, CM Punk’s ousting from AEW, what’s next for Tom Aspinall, Laura Sanko’s PPV debut, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (41:48) discusses booking Junior dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum in Friday’s main event, if Masvidal would like to box again, how Nate Diaz did against Jake Paul, how Masvidal would do against Jake Paul, the ‘BMF’ title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (1:01:53) discusses life on the farm and as a champion, his rough training camp, his walkout song, the UFC 292 finish, the post-fight celebrations, Gervonta Davis, when he would like to return, Chito Vera, Vitor Belfort’s recent comments, his new tattoos, and more. Marlon Vera around (1:32:32) discusses his new look, if he was bummed not to face Henry Cejudo, his performance against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292, the UFC 292 main event, Sean O’Malley, what’s next, surfing with Kelly Slater, being on stage with Zach Bryan, the futures of Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:59) discusses how he ended up backing up Dillon Danis next month, his next BKFC fight, if Danis has crossed the line in pre-fight trash talk, why he stayed with BKFC, the Misfits press conference, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his issues with Darren Till, and more. Korean Zombie around (2:37:36) discusses his retirement fight against Max Holloway, why he decided to retire right now, the return of “classic” Zombie in third round, the walkout, putting the gloves down in cage, the walk to locker room, losing his retirement glove, why he is so beloved, the message from Max Holloway after the fight, his favorite fight, how he wants to be remembered, why he decided to use ‘Zombie’ song, and more. The parlay boys around (3:41:24) make their pick for this week, and GC makes his selections for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:00:11

6 Sep 23

UFC 292 reaction show: GC & Ric Takeover feat. Ariel Helwani

Conner Burks and Eric Jackman around (2:16) kick things off with some big news from NYRic. Ariel Helwani around (5:04) hops on the program to give his quick thoughts about UFC 292, including what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Aljamain Sterling, and Chris Weidman. Conner and NYRic around (28:59) then give their detailed thoughts about UFC 292, what’s next for the top stars, and more. The parlay pals around (1:31:55) recap their latest selection, and GC looks backs at this recent picks from a busy combat sports weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:39:33) then answer questions from the YT chat. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 292 reaction show: GC & Ric Takeover feat. Ariel Helwani

Conner Burks and Eric Jackman around (2:16) kick things off with some big news from NYRic. Ariel Helwani around (5:04) hops on the program to give his quick thoughts about UFC 292, including what’s next for Sean O’Malley, Aljamain Sterling, and Chris Weidman. Conner and NYRic around (28:59) then give their detailed thoughts about UFC 292, what’s next for the top stars, and more. The parlay pals around (1:31:55) recap their latest selection, and GC looks backs at this recent picks from a busy combat sports weekend. GC and NYRic around (1:39:33) then answer questions from the YT chat. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:19:20

21 Aug 23

UFC 292 preview, Demetrious Johnson, Tim Welch, Andre Petroski, Shane Burgos, and more

Andre Petroski around (4:36) discusses his upcoming UFC 292 fight, how close he came to the wall of fame, his unique hairstyle, why he called out Gerald Meerschaert, how Jared Gordon interview helped him kick his drug habit, when he hit rock bottom, how he beat his addiction, why he is willing to face Bo Nickal next, and more. Shane Burgos around (31:36) discusses how he reacted to finding out how he was still alive in the PFL playoffs, if the PFL made the right decision, his fight next week, his biggest food vice, if the PFL bought Bellator, and more. Sean O’Malley’s coach Tim Welch around (50:55) discusses O’Malley’s title fight at UFC 292, the threats Aljamain Sterling pose, the takedown bet, training camp comparisons, his keys to living a happy life, how O’Malley will be facing adversity, sleep, if Sterling will be done at bantamweight, Marlon Vera rematch, his prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:13:32) make their selection for UFC 292, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. Demetrious Johnson around (1:31:17) discusses MMA fighters making more money in boxing, what Jake Paul and Nate Diaz did wrong in their fight, Terrence Crawford’s viral wrestling clip, competing in a grappling tournament, a potential Bradley Martin fight, Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley, Sterling’s recent comments about Johnson, when he might call it quits, and more. In the latest edition of On The Nose around (2:27:04), Ariel Helwani discusses the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, the two new MMA rules, Chris Weidman’s return, a recent mistake on graphic during UFC event, Derrick Lewis free agency, Brian Ortega’s next fight, when Conor McGregor will fight again, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 292 preview, Demetrious Johnson, Tim Welch, Andre Petroski, Shane Burgos, and more

Andre Petroski around (4:36) discusses his upcoming UFC 292 fight, how close he came to the wall of fame, his unique hairstyle, why he called out Gerald Meerschaert, how Jared Gordon interview helped him kick his drug habit, when he hit rock bottom, how he beat his addiction, why he is willing to face Bo Nickal next, and more. Shane Burgos around (31:36) discusses how he reacted to finding out how he was still alive in the PFL playoffs, if the PFL made the right decision, his fight next week, his biggest food vice, if the PFL bought Bellator, and more. Sean O’Malley’s coach Tim Welch around (50:55) discusses O’Malley’s title fight at UFC 292, the threats Aljamain Sterling pose, the takedown bet, training camp comparisons, his keys to living a happy life, how O’Malley will be facing adversity, sleep, if Sterling will be done at bantamweight, Marlon Vera rematch, his prediction, and more. The parlay boys around (1:13:32) make their selection for UFC 292, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. Demetrious Johnson around (1:31:17) discusses MMA fighters making more money in boxing, what Jake Paul and Nate Diaz did wrong in their fight, Terrence Crawford’s viral wrestling clip, competing in a grappling tournament, a potential Bradley Martin fight, Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O’Malley, Sterling’s recent comments about Johnson, when he might call it quits, and more. In the latest edition of On The Nose around (2:27:04), Ariel Helwani discusses the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, the two new MMA rules, Chris Weidman’s return, a recent mistake on graphic during UFC event, Derrick Lewis free agency, Brian Ortega’s next fight, when Conor McGregor will fight again, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:42:53

16 Aug 23

Aljamain Sterling, Eddie Hearn, Ian Machado Garry, Terrance McKinney, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (2:46) joins us to discuss his upcoming title defense against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292, if he’s nervous, how he ended up fighting in Boston, the announcement of the fight, his bet with O’Malley, who the UFC wants to win, if this is his last fight at 135 pounds, his prediction, and more. The team around (26:01) discusses whether UFC 292 is really Aljamain Sterling's last fight at bantamweight, what happens next in the division, whether the UFC will give Aljo the chance to be champ-champ, Ariel's dislike of rum raisin ice cream, the UFC 292 fight card, Bellator 298, Anthony Joshua's knockout of Robert Helenius, Conor McGregor's appearance at the boxing card, McGregor's bare-knuckle callout of KSI and whether any of his other callouts are realistic, whether McGregor will fight in December as promised, Bryce Hall's BKFC appearance, the latest in the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg saga, and more. Terrance McKinney around (1:07:31) talks about his rebound win at UFC Vegas 78, dealing with his haters, appealing his UFC Vegas 77 loss to Nazim Sadykhov, forgetting UFC 292's date in his post-fight interview, having his next fight already booked, his friendship with Kevin Holland, possibly fighting at UFC Paris, doing the X-chop after his win, his teammates Holland and Michael Chiesa fighting each other, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:28:48) discusses facing Neil Magny at UFC 292, why he feels like he is carrying the card, why he thought Geoff Neal pulled out of the fight, his controversial T-shirt of Neal, how the Magny fight will finish, training and having acas in Brazil, if he really was going to fight Wonderboy, tattoos before fights, injuring Chris Curtis in training , his official prediction, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:58:00) discusses Anthony Joshua’s latest win, if Joshua was close to dropping out of the fight, if Hearn was getting nervous, if the Deontay Wilder fight is next, when Conner Benn will fight again, Conor McGregor’s callout of KSI, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, Katie Taylor’s next fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:43:18) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 78 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aljamain Sterling, Eddie Hearn, Ian Machado Garry, Terrance McKinney, and more

Aljamain Sterling around (2:46) joins us to discuss his upcoming title defense against Sean O’Malley at UFC 292, if he’s nervous, how he ended up fighting in Boston, the announcement of the fight, his bet with O’Malley, who the UFC wants to win, if this is his last fight at 135 pounds, his prediction, and more. The team around (26:01) discusses whether UFC 292 is really Aljamain Sterling's last fight at bantamweight, what happens next in the division, whether the UFC will give Aljo the chance to be champ-champ, Ariel's dislike of rum raisin ice cream, the UFC 292 fight card, Bellator 298, Anthony Joshua's knockout of Robert Helenius, Conor McGregor's appearance at the boxing card, McGregor's bare-knuckle callout of KSI and whether any of his other callouts are realistic, whether McGregor will fight in December as promised, Bryce Hall's BKFC appearance, the latest in the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg saga, and more. Terrance McKinney around (1:07:31) talks about his rebound win at UFC Vegas 78, dealing with his haters, appealing his UFC Vegas 77 loss to Nazim Sadykhov, forgetting UFC 292's date in his post-fight interview, having his next fight already booked, his friendship with Kevin Holland, possibly fighting at UFC Paris, doing the X-chop after his win, his teammates Holland and Michael Chiesa fighting each other, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:28:48) discusses facing Neil Magny at UFC 292, why he feels like he is carrying the card, why he thought Geoff Neal pulled out of the fight, his controversial T-shirt of Neal, how the Magny fight will finish, training and having acas in Brazil, if he really was going to fight Wonderboy, tattoos before fights, injuring Chris Curtis in training , his official prediction, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:58:00) discusses Anthony Joshua’s latest win, if Joshua was close to dropping out of the fight, if Hearn was getting nervous, if the Deontay Wilder fight is next, when Conner Benn will fight again, Conor McGregor’s callout of KSI, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, Katie Taylor’s next fight, and more. The parlay boys around (2:43:18) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC Vegas 78 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:04:57

14 Aug 23

Sean O’Malley, Cris Cyborg, Fedor Emelianenko, Tatiana Suarez, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (12:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Jake Paul’s future in boxing, Israel Adesanya vs. Jake Paul, UFC 293 main event, if Dillon Danis will show up against Logan Paul, Jake Paul vs. Logan Paul, Dana White’s comments about Stephen Thompson, Thompson’s next fight, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:13:49) breaks news about Bellator 300 and its four title fights on the main card. Cris Cyborg around (1:23:40) discusses facing Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, Zigano’s recent comments, why she remained with Bellator, if she considered PFL, her boxing career, how she has avoided injury, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:51:37) discusses her big win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Nashville, her family watching her fights, getting her black belt, her weight cut and recovery, if she’s ready for strawweight title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:15:06) discusses his upcoming title fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, if the preparations are different, his time away from action, Sterling’s comments on the turnaround, his relationship with Sterling, Sterling’s injuries, his sleep, Paul vs. Diaz, Sterling’s physique, striker vs. grappler matchup, MMA managers, who could be next after UFC 292, and more. Fedor Emelianenko around (2:38:49) discusses coaching three fighters at Bellator 298, his last fight against Ryan Bader at Bellator 290, his rough training camp before the fight, a funny story the day of the fight, if he will ever return to mixed martial arts, why he plans to compete in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, facing Mike Tyson, the MMA legends sending him off in final fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:20:12) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sean O’Malley, Cris Cyborg, Fedor Emelianenko, Tatiana Suarez, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (12:48), Ariel Helwani discusses Jake Paul’s future in boxing, Israel Adesanya vs. Jake Paul, UFC 293 main event, if Dillon Danis will show up against Logan Paul, Jake Paul vs. Logan Paul, Dana White’s comments about Stephen Thompson, Thompson’s next fight, and more. Ariel Helwani around (1:13:49) breaks news about Bellator 300 and its four title fights on the main card. Cris Cyborg around (1:23:40) discusses facing Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, Zigano’s recent comments, why she remained with Bellator, if she considered PFL, her boxing career, how she has avoided injury, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:51:37) discusses her big win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Nashville, her family watching her fights, getting her black belt, her weight cut and recovery, if she’s ready for strawweight title fight, and more. Sean O’Malley around (2:15:06) discusses his upcoming title fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, if the preparations are different, his time away from action, Sterling’s comments on the turnaround, his relationship with Sterling, Sterling’s injuries, his sleep, Paul vs. Diaz, Sterling’s physique, striker vs. grappler matchup, MMA managers, who could be next after UFC 292, and more. Fedor Emelianenko around (2:38:49) discusses coaching three fighters at Bellator 298, his last fight against Ryan Bader at Bellator 290, his rough training camp before the fight, a funny story the day of the fight, if he will ever return to mixed martial arts, why he plans to compete in boxing, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, facing Mike Tyson, the MMA legends sending him off in final fight, and more. The parlay boys around (3:20:12) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:47:49

9 Aug 23

Charles Oliveira, KSI, Cory Sandhagen, Chris Avila, Dan Hardy, Luciana Andrade, Paul vs. Diaz reaction

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by naming his winners and losers from the Paul vs. Diaz event, discussing whether a rematch between them will take place in MMA, what Diaz's next move is in combat sports, Paul's next fight, whether Jake Paul will ever fight Logan Paul, Diaz's UFC future, whether Conor McGregor will actually fight Michael Chandler or face Diaz in a trilogy, Diaz's ability to win over the crowd without winning, and more. Chris Avila around (50:10) reacts to Ariel picking against him against Jeremy Stephens, whether Stephens overlooked him in the fight, whether he'll stick with boxing or go back to MMA, who he wants to fight next, his reaction to Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:04:50) recaps his weekend with PFL and Paul vs. Diaz events, his reaction to Paul vs. Diaz, Paul's progress as a boxer and a promoter, why people don't give Paul credit, who he'd like to see Paul fight next, his interest in a Paul vs. Diaz rematch in MMA, what Diaz's next move is, Nick Diaz's surprise reaction to the fight, his work with PFL Europe, how Francis Ngannou will do against Tyson Fury, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (1:31:28) reacts to the criticism of his UFC Nashville win, the tricep injury he suffered, Dana White's reaction to the fight, how the injury affected him in the octagon, Umar Nurmagomedov's withdrawal from the event, Henry Cejudo’s comments, and more. The parlay boys around (2:03:18) look back at their most recent selection and GC looks back at his picks for the combat sports weekend. Luciana Andrade around (02:18:25) discusses her marriage, if she will change her last name, the crowd at UFC Nashville, Nashville, and more. Charles Oliveira around (2:36:38) discusses how he ended up fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 after all, if he thought he would get a title shot so quickly, if he learned anything from the Makhachev vs. Volkanovski fight, his recent training session with Ian Garry, Gaethje vs. Poirier, if he will ever fight Conor McGregor, his neck tattoo, his prediction for UFC 294 main event, and more. KSI around (3:01:07) discusses his thoughts on Jake Paul’s performance against Nate Diaz, Paul’s strategy for the fight, if KSI will ever fight Jake Paul, if Tommy Fury could be his last boxing fight, if Jorge Masvidal could be an option, Logan Paul’s WWE performances, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Charles Oliveira, KSI, Cory Sandhagen, Chris Avila, Dan Hardy, Luciana Andrade, Paul vs. Diaz reaction

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by naming his winners and losers from the Paul vs. Diaz event, discussing whether a rematch between them will take place in MMA, what Diaz's next move is in combat sports, Paul's next fight, whether Jake Paul will ever fight Logan Paul, Diaz's UFC future, whether Conor McGregor will actually fight Michael Chandler or face Diaz in a trilogy, Diaz's ability to win over the crowd without winning, and more. Chris Avila around (50:10) reacts to Ariel picking against him against Jeremy Stephens, whether Stephens overlooked him in the fight, whether he'll stick with boxing or go back to MMA, who he wants to fight next, his reaction to Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dan Hardy around (1:04:50) recaps his weekend with PFL and Paul vs. Diaz events, his reaction to Paul vs. Diaz, Paul's progress as a boxer and a promoter, why people don't give Paul credit, who he'd like to see Paul fight next, his interest in a Paul vs. Diaz rematch in MMA, what Diaz's next move is, Nick Diaz's surprise reaction to the fight, his work with PFL Europe, how Francis Ngannou will do against Tyson Fury, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (1:31:28) reacts to the criticism of his UFC Nashville win, the tricep injury he suffered, Dana White's reaction to the fight, how the injury affected him in the octagon, Umar Nurmagomedov's withdrawal from the event, Henry Cejudo’s comments, and more. The parlay boys around (2:03:18) look back at their most recent selection and GC looks back at his picks for the combat sports weekend. Luciana Andrade around (02:18:25) discusses her marriage, if she will change her last name, the crowd at UFC Nashville, Nashville, and more. Charles Oliveira around (2:36:38) discusses how he ended up fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 after all, if he thought he would get a title shot so quickly, if he learned anything from the Makhachev vs. Volkanovski fight, his recent training session with Ian Garry, Gaethje vs. Poirier, if he will ever fight Conor McGregor, his neck tattoo, his prediction for UFC 294 main event, and more. KSI around (3:01:07) discusses his thoughts on Jake Paul’s performance against Nate Diaz, Paul’s strategy for the fight, if KSI will ever fight Jake Paul, if Tommy Fury could be his last boxing fight, if Jorge Masvidal could be an option, Logan Paul’s WWE performances, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:09:08

7 Aug 23

Post Nate Diaz x Jake Paul weigh-in special edition live from Dallas!

Ariel Helwani around (01:16) reacts to a tense Paul vs. Diaz staredown at ceremonial weigh-ins and all the other top fights at the event. Shawn Porter around (6:56) talks about the rise of Jake Paul, if Paul beat Fury earlier this year, if Paul deserves credit for his career start, Nate Diaz’s final comments, how the extra rounds won’t help Diaz, the fight at 185 pounds, how boxing has improved this year, what’s next for Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, and more. Alycia Baumgardner around (27:25) discusses if she could be next for Amanda Serrano, if Serrano wants the fight, why Baumgardner wants to face Katie Taylor, how her life has changed since beating Mikaela Mayer, returning home to fight, when she could return next, Paul vs. Diaz, and more. Sibley Scoles around (42:03) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, her interesting teeth, working with the Raiders, her favorite interviewer, her dream interview, and more. Wade Plem around (57:13) discusses how he got his start with influencer boxing, his turning point, how he has connected with the people, a recent controversy, his dream job, if KSI vs. Jake Paul will ever happen, if Nate Diaz has a chance Saturday, Diaz’s final comments, Diaz’s future, UFC Nashville main event, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and Conner Burks around (1:19:29) discuss the final preparations for the Paul vs. Diaz, the Paul vs. Diaz final staredown, how Chael Sonnen ended up on the stage, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Post Nate Diaz x Jake Paul weigh-in special edition live from Dallas!

Ariel Helwani around (01:16) reacts to a tense Paul vs. Diaz staredown at ceremonial weigh-ins and all the other top fights at the event. Shawn Porter around (6:56) talks about the rise of Jake Paul, if Paul beat Fury earlier this year, if Paul deserves credit for his career start, Nate Diaz’s final comments, how the extra rounds won’t help Diaz, the fight at 185 pounds, how boxing has improved this year, what’s next for Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, and more. Alycia Baumgardner around (27:25) discusses if she could be next for Amanda Serrano, if Serrano wants the fight, why Baumgardner wants to face Katie Taylor, how her life has changed since beating Mikaela Mayer, returning home to fight, when she could return next, Paul vs. Diaz, and more. Sibley Scoles around (42:03) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, her interesting teeth, working with the Raiders, her favorite interviewer, her dream interview, and more. Wade Plem around (57:13) discusses how he got his start with influencer boxing, his turning point, how he has connected with the people, a recent controversy, his dream job, if KSI vs. Jake Paul will ever happen, if Nate Diaz has a chance Saturday, Diaz’s final comments, Diaz’s future, UFC Nashville main event, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and Conner Burks around (1:19:29) discuss the final preparations for the Paul vs. Diaz, the Paul vs. Diaz final staredown, how Chael Sonnen ended up on the stage, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:50:00

5 Aug 23

Special Edition Live From Dallas: Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, many more

Ade Oladipo around (18:11) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, if he would ever fight, who is under more pressure in the main event, the pressure Nate Diaz will bring, Jake’s cardio, women’s boxing, and more. Jeremy Stephens around (54:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Chris Avila, cutting weight for the Jose Aldo fight, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, his experience with the PFL, and more. Wanna, around (1:16:10) otherwise known as Javon Walton from "Euhporia," reacts to the recent death of Angus Cloud, taking a step back from acting to focus on boxing, going pro in boxing and his planned weight class, gives his thoughts on H20 Sylve, and more. AK and Barak around (1:30:11) discuss Jake Paul's career as a boxer, the state of boxing vs. MMA, Amanda Serrano's career path, who Katie Taylor should fight next, whether Nate Diaz's career is over with a loss to Jake Paul, the current pound-for-pound boxing rankings, a potential Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence rematch, and more. Heather around (1:53:59) talks about changing camps, the death of her coach Hector Roca, how the Amanda Serrano rematch came together, cutting 25 pounds to make the fight, her future as a boxer and a possible retirement, and proving the naysayers wrong. Amanda around (2:06:07) explains why she chose a rematch with Heather Hardy, how Hardy is making her biggest payday yet, not underestimating in Hardy in a rematch, the possibility of a future Alycia Baumgardner fight, announcing she's signed with the PFL and will be returning to MMA, what weight class she'll fight at and who she'd like to fight first, and more. Nate Diaz around (2:18:00) explains why he walked out on a faceoff interview with Jake Paul, whether his next fight will be boxing or MMA, reacts to the possible Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight, the UFC continuing to promote the BMF belt, on Conor McGregor's support for his fight with Paul, and more. Avila around (2:27:30) talks about his shared history with Stephens, sharing the fight card with his longtime friend and training partner Nate Diaz, fighting at 168 pounds, and more. Jake around (2:48:04) reflects on the decision to continue fighting after his loss to Tommy Fury, why he chose to fight Nate Diaz rather than immediately rematch Tommy Fury, his competitive rivalry with his older brother, Logan Paul, the revelations of his family life in his recent documentary, Nate walking out of their facoff interview, his thoughts about Diaz as a person, changes to his training camp, his current weight, fighting Nate in MMA for $10 million, the possibility of him fighting Conor Mcgregor, his beliefs that boxing is better than MMA right now, his prediction for the Diaz fight, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Special Edition Live From Dallas: Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, many more

Ade Oladipo around (18:11) discusses the Paul vs. Diaz fight card, if he would ever fight, who is under more pressure in the main event, the pressure Nate Diaz will bring, Jake’s cardio, women’s boxing, and more. Jeremy Stephens around (54:45) discusses his upcoming fight against Chris Avila, cutting weight for the Jose Aldo fight, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, his experience with the PFL, and more. Wanna, around (1:16:10) otherwise known as Javon Walton from "Euhporia," reacts to the recent death of Angus Cloud, taking a step back from acting to focus on boxing, going pro in boxing and his planned weight class, gives his thoughts on H20 Sylve, and more. AK and Barak around (1:30:11) discuss Jake Paul's career as a boxer, the state of boxing vs. MMA, Amanda Serrano's career path, who Katie Taylor should fight next, whether Nate Diaz's career is over with a loss to Jake Paul, the current pound-for-pound boxing rankings, a potential Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence rematch, and more. Heather around (1:53:59) talks about changing camps, the death of her coach Hector Roca, how the Amanda Serrano rematch came together, cutting 25 pounds to make the fight, her future as a boxer and a possible retirement, and proving the naysayers wrong. Amanda around (2:06:07) explains why she chose a rematch with Heather Hardy, how Hardy is making her biggest payday yet, not underestimating in Hardy in a rematch, the possibility of a future Alycia Baumgardner fight, announcing she's signed with the PFL and will be returning to MMA, what weight class she'll fight at and who she'd like to fight first, and more. Nate Diaz around (2:18:00) explains why he walked out on a faceoff interview with Jake Paul, whether his next fight will be boxing or MMA, reacts to the possible Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight, the UFC continuing to promote the BMF belt, on Conor McGregor's support for his fight with Paul, and more. Avila around (2:27:30) talks about his shared history with Stephens, sharing the fight card with his longtime friend and training partner Nate Diaz, fighting at 168 pounds, and more. Jake around (2:48:04) reflects on the decision to continue fighting after his loss to Tommy Fury, why he chose to fight Nate Diaz rather than immediately rematch Tommy Fury, his competitive rivalry with his older brother, Logan Paul, the revelations of his family life in his recent documentary, Nate walking out of their facoff interview, his thoughts about Diaz as a person, changes to his training camp, his current weight, fighting Nate in MMA for $10 million, the possibility of him fighting Conor Mcgregor, his beliefs that boxing is better than MMA right now, his prediction for the Diaz fight, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:13:25

3 Aug 23

Dustin Poirier, Stephen Thompson, Rose Namajunas, Jiří Procházka, Bobby Green, UFC 291 recap, more

Ariel Helwani and crew around (11:07) discuss the star of the combat sports weekend, the future of Derrick Lewis, what’s next for Dustin Poirier, Alex Pereira's light heavyweight debut and his impressive resume, the current status of UFC 293's headliner, Tony Ferguson's future in the UFC, and more. Jiri around (44:04) talks about his training in Thailand, the status of his shoulder, his thoughts on the Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz fight, thoughts on facing Pereira for the title and when he wants it to happen, his ongoing communication with Glover Teixeira, his reaction to Jamahal Hill's injury, when he'll be physically able to fight for the title, how a fight with Pereira would play out, and more. Stephen Thompson around (1:14:43) explains why he pulled out of his UFC 291 fight after his opponent missed weight, when he knew Michel Pereira was going to be overweight, has a message to his future opponents, the process of whether to take the fight or not, if he has gotten paid yet, when he wants to return, and more. Bobby Green around (1:42:07) discusses his win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 291, Ferguson’s comments about the eye poke, why eye pokes happen sometimes in his fights, his issues with Ferguson during the fight, the fighters on his list, injuries from the fight, why he got arrested in Salt Lake City, and more. The parlay boys around (2:11:01) look back at a busy combat sports weekend, and GC recaps his picks. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:24) discusses her absence from the UFC, her recent loss to Carla Esparza, if she thought of retirement, her move to flyweight division, facing Manon Fiorot in Paris, and more. Dustin Poirier around (2:56:42) discusses his loss in the UFC 291 main event, what went wrong, how he felt about the first round, his reaction to watching the fight again, how Justin Gaethje has changed, his recovery, what’s next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dustin Poirier, Stephen Thompson, Rose Namajunas, Jiří Procházka, Bobby Green, UFC 291 recap, more

Ariel Helwani and crew around (11:07) discuss the star of the combat sports weekend, the future of Derrick Lewis, what’s next for Dustin Poirier, Alex Pereira's light heavyweight debut and his impressive resume, the current status of UFC 293's headliner, Tony Ferguson's future in the UFC, and more. Jiri around (44:04) talks about his training in Thailand, the status of his shoulder, his thoughts on the Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz fight, thoughts on facing Pereira for the title and when he wants it to happen, his ongoing communication with Glover Teixeira, his reaction to Jamahal Hill's injury, when he'll be physically able to fight for the title, how a fight with Pereira would play out, and more. Stephen Thompson around (1:14:43) explains why he pulled out of his UFC 291 fight after his opponent missed weight, when he knew Michel Pereira was going to be overweight, has a message to his future opponents, the process of whether to take the fight or not, if he has gotten paid yet, when he wants to return, and more. Bobby Green around (1:42:07) discusses his win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 291, Ferguson’s comments about the eye poke, why eye pokes happen sometimes in his fights, his issues with Ferguson during the fight, the fighters on his list, injuries from the fight, why he got arrested in Salt Lake City, and more. The parlay boys around (2:11:01) look back at a busy combat sports weekend, and GC recaps his picks. Rose Namajunas around (2:29:24) discusses her absence from the UFC, her recent loss to Carla Esparza, if she thought of retirement, her move to flyweight division, facing Manon Fiorot in Paris, and more. Dustin Poirier around (2:56:42) discusses his loss in the UFC 291 main event, what went wrong, how he felt about the first round, his reaction to watching the fight again, how Justin Gaethje has changed, his recovery, what’s next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:57:08

31 Jul 23

Paulo Costa, Robbie Lawler, Michael Chiesa, Nathaniel Wood, UFC 291 Preview

Michael Chiesa around (6:51) discusses his upcoming UFC 291 fight against Kevin Holland, his long layoff, how Chase Hooper tried to replicate Holland’s trash talking in camp, if he thought of retirement recently, if he feels his back is against the wall, if elevation will be an issue, Poirier vs. Gaethje 2, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (38:57), Ariel Helwani discusses the best fight of the weekend, the UFC heavyweight division and what’s next for Tom Aspinall, MVP’s next move, Lionel Messi and MLS, Chael Sonnen’s UFC analyst return, greatest lightweight to never hold a UFC title, Rose Namajunas’ future, GC’s review of Barbie and Oppenheimer, Israel Adesanya’s next fight, and more. Robbie Lawler around (1:02:27) discusses his UFC 290 retirement bout, his lengthy career, his Hall of Fame speech, what fight day was like, why he changed his walkout song, if he has more fights left in him, will he ever come back, what’s next for him, if he has his favorite knockout, and more. Nathaniel Wood around (1:29:45) discusses his win over Andre Fili at UFC London, if he thought he was getting the nod from the judges, if he is sticking at 145 pounds, his issues with cutting to 135 pounds, how close he is to being ranked, what’s next, his Jedi sponsorship, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:16) discusses his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, joining OnlyFans, what happened with his UFC 291 fight, Chimaev’s recent comments, the issue between him and Chimaev, how he stole his hat, his Elon Musk T-shirt, secret juice, his new merchandise, what could be next after the fight, how he beats Chimaev, and more. The parlay boys around (3:31:42) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paulo Costa, Robbie Lawler, Michael Chiesa, Nathaniel Wood, UFC 291 Preview

Michael Chiesa around (6:51) discusses his upcoming UFC 291 fight against Kevin Holland, his long layoff, how Chase Hooper tried to replicate Holland’s trash talking in camp, if he thought of retirement recently, if he feels his back is against the wall, if elevation will be an issue, Poirier vs. Gaethje 2, and more. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (38:57), Ariel Helwani discusses the best fight of the weekend, the UFC heavyweight division and what’s next for Tom Aspinall, MVP’s next move, Lionel Messi and MLS, Chael Sonnen’s UFC analyst return, greatest lightweight to never hold a UFC title, Rose Namajunas’ future, GC’s review of Barbie and Oppenheimer, Israel Adesanya’s next fight, and more. Robbie Lawler around (1:02:27) discusses his UFC 290 retirement bout, his lengthy career, his Hall of Fame speech, what fight day was like, why he changed his walkout song, if he has more fights left in him, will he ever come back, what’s next for him, if he has his favorite knockout, and more. Nathaniel Wood around (1:29:45) discusses his win over Andre Fili at UFC London, if he thought he was getting the nod from the judges, if he is sticking at 145 pounds, his issues with cutting to 135 pounds, how close he is to being ranked, what’s next, his Jedi sponsorship, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:01:16) discusses his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, joining OnlyFans, what happened with his UFC 291 fight, Chimaev’s recent comments, the issue between him and Chimaev, how he stole his hat, his Elon Musk T-shirt, secret juice, his new merchandise, what could be next after the fight, how he beats Chimaev, and more. The parlay boys around (3:31:42) make their latest selection, and GC makes his picks for a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:56:59

26 Jul 23

Tom Aspinall, Paul Craig, Lerone Murphy, Grayson Waller, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:13) recaps UFC London and Tom Aspinall’s triumphant return, the mistake Aspinall made with his callout, and more. The team discusses the possibility that Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic could be a double-retirement fight, the future of the heavyweight division and fates of potential contenders like Tom Aspinall, Jailton Almeida and Sergei Pavlovich, and more. Paul Craig around (39:33) talks about his win over Andre Muniz at UFC London, how his move to middleweight came about, work with the UFC Performance Institute, his weight cut and what he weighed on fight night, bouncing back from back-to-back losses in fights against Volkan Oezdemir and Johnny Walker, his intense staredown with Muniz before the fight, the evolution of jiu-jitsu in Scotland, why he's not done with the light heavyweight division, his desire to fight Bo Nickall or Sean Strickland, how he accidentally broke a training partner's jaw in a pro-wrestling match, his desire to headline a UFC Scotland event, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:16:27) breaks down his win over Marcin Tybura, one of the "lowest days of his life" one year ago and reflecting on his progress since then, bouncing back from his serious knee injury, thoughts about giving up the sport during his low point, how he gets very sick the day of his fights, how a trick Georges St-Pierre told him about helps him fight better, why he expected a 25-minute fight against Tybura, his meeting with hero Louis Theroux, how advice from Michael Bisping led to his callout of the winner of Gane vs. Spivac, his thoughts on a potential fight against Sergei Pavlovich, his thoughts on Jon Jones' reaction to his win, how a fight with Jones would play out, his like for Marvin Tybura and relaying an apology to Tybura's team after his win, and more. Lerone Murphy around (1:52:26) discusses his win at UFC London on Saturday, if he gets nervous before fights, the Nathaniel Wood confrontation earlier in the week, Wood’s performance at UFC London, who he wants next, a past bike accident, his recent performances, and more. Grayson Waller around (2:18:21) discusses his broken leg before the draft, where he was picked, if they would bring his show over, being compared to The Miz, paying tribute to Conor McGregor in his MSG debut, squaring off against John Cena, why he became a pro wrestler, why he stopped MMA, training with Robert Whittaker, his admiration with Chael Sonnen, starting the shoey after Tai Tuivasa, his issues with The Rock, his photo with Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay boys around (3:03:10) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC London. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tom Aspinall, Paul Craig, Lerone Murphy, Grayson Waller, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:13) recaps UFC London and Tom Aspinall’s triumphant return, the mistake Aspinall made with his callout, and more. The team discusses the possibility that Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic could be a double-retirement fight, the future of the heavyweight division and fates of potential contenders like Tom Aspinall, Jailton Almeida and Sergei Pavlovich, and more. Paul Craig around (39:33) talks about his win over Andre Muniz at UFC London, how his move to middleweight came about, work with the UFC Performance Institute, his weight cut and what he weighed on fight night, bouncing back from back-to-back losses in fights against Volkan Oezdemir and Johnny Walker, his intense staredown with Muniz before the fight, the evolution of jiu-jitsu in Scotland, why he's not done with the light heavyweight division, his desire to fight Bo Nickall or Sean Strickland, how he accidentally broke a training partner's jaw in a pro-wrestling match, his desire to headline a UFC Scotland event, and more. Tom Aspinall around (1:16:27) breaks down his win over Marcin Tybura, one of the "lowest days of his life" one year ago and reflecting on his progress since then, bouncing back from his serious knee injury, thoughts about giving up the sport during his low point, how he gets very sick the day of his fights, how a trick Georges St-Pierre told him about helps him fight better, why he expected a 25-minute fight against Tybura, his meeting with hero Louis Theroux, how advice from Michael Bisping led to his callout of the winner of Gane vs. Spivac, his thoughts on a potential fight against Sergei Pavlovich, his thoughts on Jon Jones' reaction to his win, how a fight with Jones would play out, his like for Marvin Tybura and relaying an apology to Tybura's team after his win, and more. Lerone Murphy around (1:52:26) discusses his win at UFC London on Saturday, if he gets nervous before fights, the Nathaniel Wood confrontation earlier in the week, Wood’s performance at UFC London, who he wants next, a past bike accident, his recent performances, and more. Grayson Waller around (2:18:21) discusses his broken leg before the draft, where he was picked, if they would bring his show over, being compared to The Miz, paying tribute to Conor McGregor in his MSG debut, squaring off against John Cena, why he became a pro wrestler, why he stopped MMA, training with Robert Whittaker, his admiration with Chael Sonnen, starting the shoey after Tai Tuivasa, his issues with The Rock, his photo with Dillon Danis, and more. The parlay boys around (3:03:10) look back at the most recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC London. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:35:47

24 Jul 23

Julianna Peña, Oscar De La Hoya in studio, Phil de Fries, Bassil Hafez, Shauna Bannon, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:34), Ariel Helwani discusses how close Tom Aspinall is to a title shot, which megafight will do bigger PPV numbers, Francis Ngannou’s walkout, Paulo Costa’s next fight, Dana White’s news announcements, and more. Phil de Fries around (41:43) discusses his latest KSW title defense, why he wasn’t happy with his performance, battling Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s chances against Tyson Fury, when his contract will run out, how Tom Aspinall will do this weekend, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (1:10:16) discusses his new HBO documentary, why he was so open, his early success and struggles, being abused as a child, the controversial photos, what he regrets, where things stand with Ryan Garcia, Eddie Hearn, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:45:22) discusses all the latest MMA Hour news, why some fighters might not like her, recent comments by Mayra Bueno Silva, where the beef started with Raquel Pennington, meeting Rey Mysterio and Scott Eastwood, Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey, and more. Shauna Bannon around (2:15:14) discusses her UFC debut this weekend at UFC London, where she was when she got the call, how she got her start in mixed martial arts, how she has changed after the birth of her son, training as a single mother, learning from coach Paddy Holohan, Conor McGregor’s support, how the fight will finish, and more. Bassil Hafez around (2:42:25) discusses his performance against Jack Della Maddalena at UFC Vegas 77, where he was when he got the call, how tough his weight cut was, his hospital trip after the fight, if he thinks he won the fight, how he lost both of his parents to cancer, how he got started in MMA, and more. The parlay pals around (3:47:25) make their next selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Julianna Peña, Oscar De La Hoya in studio, Phil de Fries, Bassil Hafez, Shauna Bannon, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:34), Ariel Helwani discusses how close Tom Aspinall is to a title shot, which megafight will do bigger PPV numbers, Francis Ngannou’s walkout, Paulo Costa’s next fight, Dana White’s news announcements, and more. Phil de Fries around (41:43) discusses his latest KSW title defense, why he wasn’t happy with his performance, battling Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s chances against Tyson Fury, when his contract will run out, how Tom Aspinall will do this weekend, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (1:10:16) discusses his new HBO documentary, why he was so open, his early success and struggles, being abused as a child, the controversial photos, what he regrets, where things stand with Ryan Garcia, Eddie Hearn, and more. Julianna Pena around (1:45:22) discusses all the latest MMA Hour news, why some fighters might not like her, recent comments by Mayra Bueno Silva, where the beef started with Raquel Pennington, meeting Rey Mysterio and Scott Eastwood, Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey, and more. Shauna Bannon around (2:15:14) discusses her UFC debut this weekend at UFC London, where she was when she got the call, how she got her start in mixed martial arts, how she has changed after the birth of her son, training as a single mother, learning from coach Paddy Holohan, Conor McGregor’s support, how the fight will finish, and more. Bassil Hafez around (2:42:25) discusses his performance against Jack Della Maddalena at UFC Vegas 77, where he was when he got the call, how tough his weight cut was, his hospital trip after the fight, if he thinks he won the fight, how he lost both of his parents to cancer, how he got started in MMA, and more. The parlay pals around (3:47:25) make their next selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:12:17

19 Jul 23

Francis Ngannou, Rampage Jackson, Michael Page. Maycee Barber, Mayra Bueno Silva, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:18) discusses UFC Vegas 77, if Jack Della Maddalena’s stock dropped, the KSW event, Jamahal Hill vacating the light heavyweight title, what’s next for the light heavyweight division, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul in MMA, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:01:04) discusses his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury, when the talks first started, a possible world media tour, Dana White’s comments on Jon Jones vs. Fury, his promotion, what life was like after the announcement, if there is a rematch clause, the staredown with Jones, a recent PFL controversy, how the fight with Fury will end, a message for the critics, and more. Michael Page aruond (1:41::51) discusses his free agency, why did it happen, if he will return to Bellator, how he would do in the UFC, his favorite Bellator moments, if he wants a rematch with Mike Perry, and more. Maycee Barber around (2:08:28) discusses her most recent win over Amanda Ribas this past June, if she was too brash in her UFC start, why she wants a rematch with Alexa Grasso, why she was crying during the date of that fight, why she ended up at Team Alpha Male, Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2, Rose Namajunas’ chances in the division, Julianna Pena’s trash talk, Erin Blanchfield’s hype, and more. Rampage Jackson around (2:33:52) discusses his recent weight loss, the UFL, how the fans helped him make a change, how he feels about Dana White, if he plans on making a return, if he will box or not, his movie career, his new podcast, his son’s upcoming pro debut, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (3:16:31) discusses her big win over Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 77, her nickname, how she got the finish, why she overcame depression thanks to her wife, how she recovered, why she thought of retirement after Manon Fiorot, Julianna Pena’s message, and more. The parlay pals around (4:04:11) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his UFC Vegas 77 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Francis Ngannou, Rampage Jackson, Michael Page. Maycee Barber, Mayra Bueno Silva, and more

Ariel Helwani around (3:18) discusses UFC Vegas 77, if Jack Della Maddalena’s stock dropped, the KSW event, Jamahal Hill vacating the light heavyweight title, what’s next for the light heavyweight division, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul in MMA, and more. Francis Ngannou around (1:01:04) discusses his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury, when the talks first started, a possible world media tour, Dana White’s comments on Jon Jones vs. Fury, his promotion, what life was like after the announcement, if there is a rematch clause, the staredown with Jones, a recent PFL controversy, how the fight with Fury will end, a message for the critics, and more. Michael Page aruond (1:41::51) discusses his free agency, why did it happen, if he will return to Bellator, how he would do in the UFC, his favorite Bellator moments, if he wants a rematch with Mike Perry, and more. Maycee Barber around (2:08:28) discusses her most recent win over Amanda Ribas this past June, if she was too brash in her UFC start, why she wants a rematch with Alexa Grasso, why she was crying during the date of that fight, why she ended up at Team Alpha Male, Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2, Rose Namajunas’ chances in the division, Julianna Pena’s trash talk, Erin Blanchfield’s hype, and more. Rampage Jackson around (2:33:52) discusses his recent weight loss, the UFL, how the fans helped him make a change, how he feels about Dana White, if he plans on making a return, if he will box or not, his movie career, his new podcast, his son’s upcoming pro debut, and more. Mayra Bueno Silva around (3:16:31) discusses her big win over Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 77, her nickname, how she got the finish, why she overcame depression thanks to her wife, how she recovered, why she thought of retirement after Manon Fiorot, Julianna Pena’s message, and more. The parlay pals around (4:04:11) recap their latest selection and GC looks back at his UFC Vegas 77 picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:16:32

17 Jul 23

Georges St-Pierre, Bo Nickal, Brandon Royval, Cat Zingano, Marquel Martin, reaction to Francis Ngannou news

In the latest On the Nose around (08:11), Ariel Helwani discusses Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, the Jon Jones vs. Fury talks, Saudi Arabia hosting the fight, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Aljamain Sterling, a main event quiz, Georges St. Pierre around (1:00:34) discusses his return to grappling this fall, Alexander Volkanovski’s talents, when he decided to compete again in grappling, his top choice for an opponent, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, if he would do boxing, the state of Canadian MMA, how he ended up training Elon Musk, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:33:29) discusses his big win at UFC 290, how he dealt with the change of opponents, the entire fight against Val Woodburn, becoming a father, predicts his future, facing Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next, and more. Cat Zingano around (2:01:48) discusses her recent support for a bill for pension for MMA fighters, how Ronda Rousey was involved in the effort, if the bill passes what it would mean for fighters, if Cris Cyborg would be next, doing jiu-jitsu under water, Marquel Martin around (2:54:33), Francis Ngannou’s longtime representative, discusses the announcement of Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, when the clash became a real thing, Dana White’s comments about Jon Jones vs. Fury, why the Fury vs. Ngannou fight didn’t happen in the UFC, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s chances against Tommy Fury, how much Ngannou possibly will get paid, and more. Brandon Royval around (3:26:20) discusses the co-main event at UFC 290, the weight cut, the life of a backup fighter, how he scored the main event, if a title shot is next, the state of the flyweight division, the tough loss to Alexandre Pantoja, and more. GC and the parlay pals around (4:20:07) make their pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 77. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Georges St-Pierre, Bo Nickal, Brandon Royval, Cat Zingano, Marquel Martin, reaction to Francis Ngannou news

In the latest On the Nose around (08:11), Ariel Helwani discusses Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, the Jon Jones vs. Fury talks, Saudi Arabia hosting the fight, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Aljamain Sterling, a main event quiz, Georges St. Pierre around (1:00:34) discusses his return to grappling this fall, Alexander Volkanovski’s talents, when he decided to compete again in grappling, his top choice for an opponent, Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, if he would do boxing, the state of Canadian MMA, how he ended up training Elon Musk, and more. Bo Nickal around (1:33:29) discusses his big win at UFC 290, how he dealt with the change of opponents, the entire fight against Val Woodburn, becoming a father, predicts his future, facing Khamzat Chimaev, what’s next, and more. Cat Zingano around (2:01:48) discusses her recent support for a bill for pension for MMA fighters, how Ronda Rousey was involved in the effort, if the bill passes what it would mean for fighters, if Cris Cyborg would be next, doing jiu-jitsu under water, Marquel Martin around (2:54:33), Francis Ngannou’s longtime representative, discusses the announcement of Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury, when the clash became a real thing, Dana White’s comments about Jon Jones vs. Fury, why the Fury vs. Ngannou fight didn’t happen in the UFC, Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua, Ngannou’s chances against Tommy Fury, how much Ngannou possibly will get paid, and more. Brandon Royval around (3:26:20) discusses the co-main event at UFC 290, the weight cut, the life of a backup fighter, how he scored the main event, if a title shot is next, the state of the flyweight division, the tough loss to Alexandre Pantoja, and more. GC and the parlay pals around (4:20:07) make their pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Vegas 77. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:49:24

12 Jul 23

Alexander Volkanovski, Chael Sonnen, Dan Hooker, Alexandre Pantoja, Ilia Topuria, Jens Pulver, w/ UFC 290 reaction

The team discusses Alexander Volkanovski's amazing win over Yair Rodriguez, what's next for him, Robbie Lawler's retirement, discusses Dricus du Plessis win over Robert Whittaker, du Plessis' confrontation with Israel Adesanya, the genesis of Israel Adesanya's feud with Dricus du Plessis, and more. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:05:47) talks about his "hero's welcome" at American Top Team after winning the flyweight title at UFC 290, his thoughts on the scoring of his fight, his relationship with his father, his emotional post-fight speech, respect for Brandon Moreno and "Rocky" moment in the hospital after the fight, how he was an Uber Eats driver two fights before his title shot, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:39:51) discusses Israel Adesanya’s staredown with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 290, if Adesanya crossed a line, if du Plessis could beat Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski’s performance, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, Bo Nickal vs. Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Jens Pulver around (2:19:02) discusses his Hall of Fame week at UFC 290, why he felt an awesome sense of PTSD during the week, how nervous he was to give his speech, getting inducted alongside old teammate Robbie Lawler, memories of Lawler’s early career, catching up with Nick Diaz and Bas Rutten, his viral moment with Chris Curtis, his mom’s reaction to his speech, reaction to UFC 290, Anderson Silva’s absence from the ceremony, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:45:17) discusses his thrilling UFC 290 win over Jalin Turner, the multiple surgeries he needs for his injured arm and orbital bone, dealing with the injuries mid-fight, how he scored the fight, the future of his blonde hair, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:02:44) discusses his staredown with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290, Volkanovski’s performance, how he matches up against Volkanovski, if he will get a title shot next, if the UFC will host event in Spain, his rose celebration against Josh Emmett, how he got his nickname, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:25:34) discusses recent comments by Ilia Topuria, his staredown with Topuria after the UFC 290 main event, when he first injured his arm, if he will return by UFC 294, what’s next, if anything surprised him against Yair Rodriguez, and more. GC around (4:05:16) looks back at his picks at UFC 290, the International Fight Week draft, and the latest parlay pals selection. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alexander Volkanovski, Chael Sonnen, Dan Hooker, Alexandre Pantoja, Ilia Topuria, Jens Pulver, w/ UFC 290 reaction

The team discusses Alexander Volkanovski's amazing win over Yair Rodriguez, what's next for him, Robbie Lawler's retirement, discusses Dricus du Plessis win over Robert Whittaker, du Plessis' confrontation with Israel Adesanya, the genesis of Israel Adesanya's feud with Dricus du Plessis, and more. Alexandre Pantoja around (1:05:47) talks about his "hero's welcome" at American Top Team after winning the flyweight title at UFC 290, his thoughts on the scoring of his fight, his relationship with his father, his emotional post-fight speech, respect for Brandon Moreno and "Rocky" moment in the hospital after the fight, how he was an Uber Eats driver two fights before his title shot, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:39:51) discusses Israel Adesanya’s staredown with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 290, if Adesanya crossed a line, if du Plessis could beat Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski’s performance, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, Bo Nickal vs. Khamzat Chimaev, and more. Jens Pulver around (2:19:02) discusses his Hall of Fame week at UFC 290, why he felt an awesome sense of PTSD during the week, how nervous he was to give his speech, getting inducted alongside old teammate Robbie Lawler, memories of Lawler’s early career, catching up with Nick Diaz and Bas Rutten, his viral moment with Chris Curtis, his mom’s reaction to his speech, reaction to UFC 290, Anderson Silva’s absence from the ceremony, and more. Dan Hooker around (2:45:17) discusses his thrilling UFC 290 win over Jalin Turner, the multiple surgeries he needs for his injured arm and orbital bone, dealing with the injuries mid-fight, how he scored the fight, the future of his blonde hair, and more. Ilia Topuria around (3:02:44) discusses his staredown with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290, Volkanovski’s performance, how he matches up against Volkanovski, if he will get a title shot next, if the UFC will host event in Spain, his rose celebration against Josh Emmett, how he got his nickname, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (3:25:34) discusses recent comments by Ilia Topuria, his staredown with Topuria after the UFC 290 main event, when he first injured his arm, if he will return by UFC 294, what’s next, if anything surprised him against Yair Rodriguez, and more. GC around (4:05:16) looks back at his picks at UFC 290, the International Fight Week draft, and the latest parlay pals selection. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:36:12

10 Jul 23

Alexander Volkanovski, Jorge Masvidal, Dan Hooker, Cory Sandhagen, Jack Della Maddalena, and more

Dan Hooker around (2:49) discusses his new hair style, why he has turned the corner, his new tattoos, which tattoos hurt the most, how he got back on track, how he broke his hand in training, his comments about Islam Makhachev, his reaction to the Tony Ferguson offer, his fight against Jalin Turner at UFC 290, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (31:04) discusses his UFC 290 title defense against Yair Rodriguez, how he got a recent cut, Rodriguez’s custom belt, if he was close to a rematch with Islam Makhachev, Logan Paul and Prime, Dan Hooker’s comments, Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk, his bromance with Jamal Murray, Max Holloway’s recent fight, and more. Jack Della Maddalena around (1:02:24) discusses his short-notice fight against Josiah Harrell at UFC 290, Kevin Holland possibly stepping up, missing out on Sean Brady, his infant son watching his fights, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:26:47), Ariel Helwani discusses if Tyson Fury will face Francs Ngannou next, Money in the Bank, UFC London, Kevin Lee’s future, the recent ESPN layoffs, how the UFC treats Aljamain Sterling, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:59:13) discusses his upcoming event in September, retired life, the main event rematch between JDS and Fabricio Werdum, what bareknuckle MMA is like, a bathroom fight in China, Jake Paul, Paul vs. Nate Diaz, the return of the BMF title, if he plans to fight again, facing KSI, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (2:35:01) discusses his new social media game, his NBA fandom, why he is fighting Umar Nurmagomedov, how he is preparing for the fight, if a title shot is on the line, a rematch with Aljamain Sterling, what he learned from their first fight, how he escapes from fighting, reality TV, and more. The group around (3:32:13) participates in the annual International Fight Week draft and then makes their latest parlay pick. GC then around (3:45:58) makes his picks for UFC 290. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alexander Volkanovski, Jorge Masvidal, Dan Hooker, Cory Sandhagen, Jack Della Maddalena, and more

Dan Hooker around (2:49) discusses his new hair style, why he has turned the corner, his new tattoos, which tattoos hurt the most, how he got back on track, how he broke his hand in training, his comments about Islam Makhachev, his reaction to the Tony Ferguson offer, his fight against Jalin Turner at UFC 290, and more. Alexander Volkanovski around (31:04) discusses his UFC 290 title defense against Yair Rodriguez, how he got a recent cut, Rodriguez’s custom belt, if he was close to a rematch with Islam Makhachev, Logan Paul and Prime, Dan Hooker’s comments, Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk, his bromance with Jamal Murray, Max Holloway’s recent fight, and more. Jack Della Maddalena around (1:02:24) discusses his short-notice fight against Josiah Harrell at UFC 290, Kevin Holland possibly stepping up, missing out on Sean Brady, his infant son watching his fights, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (1:26:47), Ariel Helwani discusses if Tyson Fury will face Francs Ngannou next, Money in the Bank, UFC London, Kevin Lee’s future, the recent ESPN layoffs, how the UFC treats Aljamain Sterling, and more. Jorge Masvidal around (1:59:13) discusses his upcoming event in September, retired life, the main event rematch between JDS and Fabricio Werdum, what bareknuckle MMA is like, a bathroom fight in China, Jake Paul, Paul vs. Nate Diaz, the return of the BMF title, if he plans to fight again, facing KSI, and more. Cory Sandhagen around (2:35:01) discusses his new social media game, his NBA fandom, why he is fighting Umar Nurmagomedov, how he is preparing for the fight, if a title shot is on the line, a rematch with Aljamain Sterling, what he learned from their first fight, how he escapes from fighting, reality TV, and more. The group around (3:32:13) participates in the annual International Fight Week draft and then makes their latest parlay pick. GC then around (3:45:58) makes his picks for UFC 290. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:03:49

5 Jul 23

Ariel Helwani: On The Nose & Upcoming Week Preview

Ariel Helwani around (02:27) answers your questions on the latest edition of On The Nose. The Parlay Boys around (01:05:17) preview the weekend ahead in combat sports and make their picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ariel Helwani: On The Nose & Upcoming Week Preview

Ariel Helwani around (02:27) answers your questions on the latest edition of On The Nose. The Parlay Boys around (01:05:17) preview the weekend ahead in combat sports and make their picks. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:21:47

28 Jun 23

Chael Sonnen, Brandon Moreno, Ilia Topuria, Tatiana Suarez, Randy Brown in studio, and more

Ariel and company around (9:00) discuss Ilia Topuria's big win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, addresses the controversy surrounding the Natan Shulte and Raush Manfio at PFL 6, what the PFL should have done about the situation, and how the tournament should play out. Ilia Topuria around (31:51) reacts to his win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, Emmett's toughness in the fight, how Emmett surprised him, soccer star Sergio Ramos' appearance at the fight, where the UFC should visit in Spain, how he'd delay a title shot to fight Max Holloway in Spain, whether he's rooting for Alexander Volkanovski or Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 (and who he thinks will win), his brother's MMA career, how he felt mercy for Emmett during the fight, and more. Chael Sonnen around (57:00) takes a few shots at Blazers star Damian Lillard, claims Mark Zuckerburg told him he's agreed to fight Elon Musk at UFC 300, the Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez title fight, why the UFC does fun fights every 10 years and whether that contradicts Dana White's vow not to make gimmick fights. Chael also tries to get Mark Zuckerberg to call into the show, why Dana White wants to make Zuckerberg vs. Musk, why he wouldn't coach Zuckerberg, the PFL 6 controversy, his recent acting job, how Aspen Ladd catfished him, the possible Bellator acquisition of PFL, the UFC's revenue share with fighters, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:43:03) explains why she has changed weight classes, her back injury, if she ever thought of retiring during her time away, her relationship with Patchy Mix, missing out on a chance to face Rose Namajunas, and more. Brandon Moreno around (2:04:19) discusses his upcoming title defense at UFC 290, the lack of drama before the fight, Pokemon cards, if he will do pro wrestling after his fight, if Kai Kara-France won his last fight, Henry Cejudo’s latest comments, Alexandre Pantoja, and more. Randy Brown around (2:23:44) discusses his performance at UFC Jacksonville, how he tuned out the critics, how he dealt with UFC 284 loss, how the fans treat him in different parts of the world, his tough childhood, how he got into MMA, growing up in Jamaica, the move to New York City, MMA in Jamaica, what’s next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:27:08) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks at how his picks did from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chael Sonnen, Brandon Moreno, Ilia Topuria, Tatiana Suarez, Randy Brown in studio, and more

Ariel and company around (9:00) discuss Ilia Topuria's big win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, addresses the controversy surrounding the Natan Shulte and Raush Manfio at PFL 6, what the PFL should have done about the situation, and how the tournament should play out. Ilia Topuria around (31:51) reacts to his win over Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville, Emmett's toughness in the fight, how Emmett surprised him, soccer star Sergio Ramos' appearance at the fight, where the UFC should visit in Spain, how he'd delay a title shot to fight Max Holloway in Spain, whether he's rooting for Alexander Volkanovski or Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 (and who he thinks will win), his brother's MMA career, how he felt mercy for Emmett during the fight, and more. Chael Sonnen around (57:00) takes a few shots at Blazers star Damian Lillard, claims Mark Zuckerburg told him he's agreed to fight Elon Musk at UFC 300, the Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez title fight, why the UFC does fun fights every 10 years and whether that contradicts Dana White's vow not to make gimmick fights. Chael also tries to get Mark Zuckerberg to call into the show, why Dana White wants to make Zuckerberg vs. Musk, why he wouldn't coach Zuckerberg, the PFL 6 controversy, his recent acting job, how Aspen Ladd catfished him, the possible Bellator acquisition of PFL, the UFC's revenue share with fighters, and more. Tatiana Suarez around (1:43:03) explains why she has changed weight classes, her back injury, if she ever thought of retiring during her time away, her relationship with Patchy Mix, missing out on a chance to face Rose Namajunas, and more. Brandon Moreno around (2:04:19) discusses his upcoming title defense at UFC 290, the lack of drama before the fight, Pokemon cards, if he will do pro wrestling after his fight, if Kai Kara-France won his last fight, Henry Cejudo’s latest comments, Alexandre Pantoja, and more. Randy Brown around (2:23:44) discusses his performance at UFC Jacksonville, how he tuned out the critics, how he dealt with UFC 284 loss, how the fans treat him in different parts of the world, his tough childhood, how he got into MMA, growing up in Jamaica, the move to New York City, MMA in Jamaica, what’s next, and more. The parlay pals around (3:27:08) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks at how his picks did from this past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:40:27

27 Jun 23

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, Sergio Pettis, Eddie Hearn in studio, Chris Avila, John Gotti III, and more

In the latest edition of On The Nose around (8:14), Ariel Helwani discusses Conor McGregor’s latest rape allegation, will Michael Chandler fight McGregor next, Marlon Vera vs. Henry Cejudo, the PFL drug testing scandal, possible Bellator sale, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou staredown, CM Punk’s return promo, the James Krause situation, Kayla Harrison’s PFL return, and more. Sergio Pettis around (52:41) discusses his recent title defense against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 297, his knee injury, Anthony’s massive bet, his anxiety, Pitbull’s risk, facing Patchy Mix next, training with Cory Sandhagen, the Bellator-PFL sale rumors, if he wants to box down the road, and more. John Gotti III around (1:18:29) discusses his performance against Floyd Mayweather, how he got the Mayweather exhibition, how the fight started, the ref’s warnings, the brawl, how he feels about Mayweather now, if there will be a rematch, if he’s done with MMA, and more. Chris Avila around (1:44:56) discusses his fight on the Paul vs. Diaz undercard, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, Jeremy Stephens’ boxing debut, Nate Diaz’s training for Jake Paul, Esquiva Falcao’s recent comments, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:04:03) discusses his reported fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 292, what he learned from his last loss against Cory Sandhagen, his family life after a defeat, Cejudo’s loss to Aljamain Sterling, if Sterling will beat Sean O’Malley, his 72-hour fast, and more. Eddie Hearn around 2:28:30) discusses the Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley fight, Oscar De La Hoya’s recent comments, if Ryan Garcia will leave Golden Boy, Devin Haney’s future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Anthony Joshua’s next fight, if Joshua would fight Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s boxing future, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Teofimo Lopez’s future, and more. Ariel, GC and NewYorkRic around (3:34:38) discuss the recent news around the combat sports world. The parlay pals around (3:49:39) look back at their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, Sergio Pettis, Eddie Hearn in studio, Chris Avila, John Gotti III, and more

In the latest edition of On The Nose around (8:14), Ariel Helwani discusses Conor McGregor’s latest rape allegation, will Michael Chandler fight McGregor next, Marlon Vera vs. Henry Cejudo, the PFL drug testing scandal, possible Bellator sale, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou staredown, CM Punk’s return promo, the James Krause situation, Kayla Harrison’s PFL return, and more. Sergio Pettis around (52:41) discusses his recent title defense against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 297, his knee injury, Anthony’s massive bet, his anxiety, Pitbull’s risk, facing Patchy Mix next, training with Cory Sandhagen, the Bellator-PFL sale rumors, if he wants to box down the road, and more. John Gotti III around (1:18:29) discusses his performance against Floyd Mayweather, how he got the Mayweather exhibition, how the fight started, the ref’s warnings, the brawl, how he feels about Mayweather now, if there will be a rematch, if he’s done with MMA, and more. Chris Avila around (1:44:56) discusses his fight on the Paul vs. Diaz undercard, if he’s done with mixed martial arts, Jeremy Stephens’ boxing debut, Nate Diaz’s training for Jake Paul, Esquiva Falcao’s recent comments, and more. Marlon Vera around (2:04:03) discusses his reported fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 292, what he learned from his last loss against Cory Sandhagen, his family life after a defeat, Cejudo’s loss to Aljamain Sterling, if Sterling will beat Sean O’Malley, his 72-hour fast, and more. Eddie Hearn around 2:28:30) discusses the Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley fight, Oscar De La Hoya’s recent comments, if Ryan Garcia will leave Golden Boy, Devin Haney’s future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Anthony Joshua’s next fight, if Joshua would fight Francis Ngannou, Ngannou’s boxing future, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Teofimo Lopez’s future, and more. Ariel, GC and NewYorkRic around (3:34:38) discuss the recent news around the combat sports world. The parlay pals around (3:49:39) look back at their most recent selection, and GC makes his picks for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:16:31

21 Jun 23

Max Holloway & Tim Simpson in studio, Patricio Pitbull, Mike Malott, Regis Prograis, and more

Patricio Pitbull around (3:58) discusses his bantamweight title shot against champ Sergio Pettis at Bellator 297, the weight cut down to 135 pounds, why he’s attempting this feat, Daniel Wanderley’s help in the camp, his case for being the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighting in the world, why he’s not the main event, and more. MMA manager Tim Simpson around (15:44) discusses Israel Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, how he first connected with Adesanya, starting the Chosen Advisory Group, why he decided to leave Paradigm, why he was prepared to walk away from MMA, how he amassed his client list, why it’s “embarrassingly easy” to start an MMA management firm, whether he considered working for the UFC, Leon Edwards playing at Soccer Aid 2023, working with Max Holloway, the UFC’s booking of Dricus Du Plessis, the “intense” fight week for Adesanya’s last win, why Edwards vs. Covington makes sense now, Jiri Prochazka’s recovery, and more. Max Holloway around (1:05:12) discusses his relationship with Alexander Volkanovski’s coach Eugene Bareman, visiting New York and Japan, anime, life after fighting, why he doesn’t watch MMA, life in Waianae, how he met his wife, growing up without much of a father figure, his mom getting clean, wanting to be a baseball player as a kid, how he became an MMA fighter, getting into trouble as a kid, how Israel Adesanya’s documentary opened his eyes, his son getting into MMA, if Korean Zombie is next, lightweight, Charles Oliveira, and more. Mike Malott around (2:09:25) discusses his UFC 289 win over Adam Fugitt, the aftermath of the madness, praise he’s received from the combat sports community, Canada’s perfect night, the pressure of being the final Canadian to fight on the card, the arena railing almost falling and hitting him, the butterfly effect of UFC 289 moving forward, Georges St-Pierre, what’s next, and more. Regis Prograis around (2:36:33) discusses talks his WBC light welterweight title defense against Danielito Zorrilla this Saturday, why he joined up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, working as his own manager, Teofimo Lopez’s win over Josh Taylor, whether he believes Lopez’s retirement, wanting Lopez next, why he regrets traveling to England to fight Josh Taylor, the state of boxing, whether influencer boxing is hurting the sport, sparring Nate Diaz, Diaz’s fight with Jake Paul, meeting Allen Iverson, and more. Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (3:03:07) discusses Amanda Nunes’ legacy, Julianna Peña’s heat with the fan base, whether Conor McGregor’s return in going to happen in 2023, booking for UFC 300, Robbie Lawler’s upcoming retirement, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, Daniel Cormier’s comments about Jim Miller and the UFC Hall of Fame, the lack of a true MMA Hall of Fame, Eric Bischoff’s criticism of AEW, middleweight matchmaking in the UFC, Patricio Pitbull’s three-division attempt, how Demetrious Johnson would’ve fared at UFC 1, regrets from childhood, and more. The Parlay Pals around (3:58:57) make their best bets for the busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Max Holloway & Tim Simpson in studio, Patricio Pitbull, Mike Malott, Regis Prograis, and more

Patricio Pitbull around (3:58) discusses his bantamweight title shot against champ Sergio Pettis at Bellator 297, the weight cut down to 135 pounds, why he’s attempting this feat, Daniel Wanderley’s help in the camp, his case for being the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighting in the world, why he’s not the main event, and more. MMA manager Tim Simpson around (15:44) discusses Israel Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, how he first connected with Adesanya, starting the Chosen Advisory Group, why he decided to leave Paradigm, why he was prepared to walk away from MMA, how he amassed his client list, why it’s “embarrassingly easy” to start an MMA management firm, whether he considered working for the UFC, Leon Edwards playing at Soccer Aid 2023, working with Max Holloway, the UFC’s booking of Dricus Du Plessis, the “intense” fight week for Adesanya’s last win, why Edwards vs. Covington makes sense now, Jiri Prochazka’s recovery, and more. Max Holloway around (1:05:12) discusses his relationship with Alexander Volkanovski’s coach Eugene Bareman, visiting New York and Japan, anime, life after fighting, why he doesn’t watch MMA, life in Waianae, how he met his wife, growing up without much of a father figure, his mom getting clean, wanting to be a baseball player as a kid, how he became an MMA fighter, getting into trouble as a kid, how Israel Adesanya’s documentary opened his eyes, his son getting into MMA, if Korean Zombie is next, lightweight, Charles Oliveira, and more. Mike Malott around (2:09:25) discusses his UFC 289 win over Adam Fugitt, the aftermath of the madness, praise he’s received from the combat sports community, Canada’s perfect night, the pressure of being the final Canadian to fight on the card, the arena railing almost falling and hitting him, the butterfly effect of UFC 289 moving forward, Georges St-Pierre, what’s next, and more. Regis Prograis around (2:36:33) discusses talks his WBC light welterweight title defense against Danielito Zorrilla this Saturday, why he joined up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, working as his own manager, Teofimo Lopez’s win over Josh Taylor, whether he believes Lopez’s retirement, wanting Lopez next, why he regrets traveling to England to fight Josh Taylor, the state of boxing, whether influencer boxing is hurting the sport, sparring Nate Diaz, Diaz’s fight with Jake Paul, meeting Allen Iverson, and more. Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of On The Nose around (3:03:07) discusses Amanda Nunes’ legacy, Julianna Peña’s heat with the fan base, whether Conor McGregor’s return in going to happen in 2023, booking for UFC 300, Robbie Lawler’s upcoming retirement, Dustin Poirier vs. Colby Covington, Daniel Cormier’s comments about Jim Miller and the UFC Hall of Fame, the lack of a true MMA Hall of Fame, Eric Bischoff’s criticism of AEW, middleweight matchmaking in the UFC, Patricio Pitbull’s three-division attempt, how Demetrious Johnson would’ve fared at UFC 1, regrets from childhood, and more. The Parlay Pals around (3:58:57) make their best bets for the busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:22:57

14 Jun 23

Israel Adesanya in studio, UFC 289 reaction, Julianna Peña, Aiemann Zahabi, Jasmine Jasudavicius, Ash Belcastro in studio

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by recapping the weekend and running down today’s lineup. Israel Adesanya’s longtime manager Ash Belcastro around (14:19) joins us in-studio to discuss Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, the process of getting footage from the UFC, why he doesn’t chase the spotlight, how he first met Adesanya, the success of the City Kickboxing team, the first moment he realized Adesanya was special, his lone fight, Mark Zuckerberg wearing his company’s gear, questionable judging in MMA, the show/win pay structure, gunning for Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 in 2023, the UFC booking Dricus Du Plessis against Robert Whittaker, Jon Jones, the Prime sponsorship, Brad Riddell’s future, and more. Israel Adesanya’s joins us in-studio around (1:03:44) to discuss the premiere of his documentary, the process of filming, his experience kickboxing in China, getting arrested after his loss to Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France’s controversial loss, holding MMA judges accountable, open scoring, the Pereira rematch, what he was thinking during the knockout, proving to himself that he can beat Pereira, going to dark places for that fight, his infamous post-fight celebration, Henry Cejudo’s criticism, partying with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, trying to make a fight against Dricus Du Plessis happen, DDP vs. Robert Whittaker, Sean Strickland, whether a Pereira trilogy happens, meeting Tyson Fury, WWE, and more. Aiemann Zahabi around (2:06:00) discusses his 64-second knockout of Aoriqileng at UFC 289, his career turnaround after a rough start to his UFC journey, being his own worst critic, his brother Firas’ thoughts on the fight, Canada’s perfect night, Georges St-Pierre’s cornering, whether Firas is harder on him than others on the team, the four brothers of the Zahabi family, what’s next, whether he’s getting a watch from Drake, and more. Julianna Peña around (2:27:29) discusses the Parlay Boys controversy, why she didn’t fight at UFC 289, how she injured her rib, how she made a mistake handling the news, why Irene Aldana never stood a chance against Amanda Nunes, Nunes’ decision to retire, wanting to storm the cage, why it’s day one of the “Peña Power Era,” how it’s her job to make sure everyone forgets Nunes ever existed, why Nunes took the coward’s way out, her airport run-in with Nunes after the event, fighting for the vacant belt next, the future of the featherweight division, why that’s a fake belt, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (2:55:44) discusses her upset win over Miranda Maverick at UFC 289, Canada’s perfect night, Maverick’s vision problems during the fight, the arena railing collapsing during Mike Malott’s walkout, what’s next, what makes her mad, why Maycee Barber or Casey O’Neill are on her radar, and more. Ariel Helwani and the Parlay Boys around (3:57:57) react to UFC 289, their night out at Israel Adesanya’s documentary premiere, Irene Aldana’s performance against Amanda Nunes, whether there’s anything left for Nunes in MMA, Charles Oliveira’s evolution to stardom, the ceiling for an English-speaking Oliveira, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, the UFC’s booking of the middleweight division, Saturday’s poutine controversy, Floyd Mayweather’s bizarre scene with John Gotti III, Conor McGregor’s viral mascot punch, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Israel Adesanya in studio, UFC 289 reaction, Julianna Peña, Aiemann Zahabi, Jasmine Jasudavicius, Ash Belcastro in studio

Ariel Helwani kicks off the show by recapping the weekend and running down today’s lineup. Israel Adesanya’s longtime manager Ash Belcastro around (14:19) joins us in-studio to discuss Adesanya’s upcoming documentary, the process of getting footage from the UFC, why he doesn’t chase the spotlight, how he first met Adesanya, the success of the City Kickboxing team, the first moment he realized Adesanya was special, his lone fight, Mark Zuckerberg wearing his company’s gear, questionable judging in MMA, the show/win pay structure, gunning for Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 in 2023, the UFC booking Dricus Du Plessis against Robert Whittaker, Jon Jones, the Prime sponsorship, Brad Riddell’s future, and more. Israel Adesanya’s joins us in-studio around (1:03:44) to discuss the premiere of his documentary, the process of filming, his experience kickboxing in China, getting arrested after his loss to Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France’s controversial loss, holding MMA judges accountable, open scoring, the Pereira rematch, what he was thinking during the knockout, proving to himself that he can beat Pereira, going to dark places for that fight, his infamous post-fight celebration, Henry Cejudo’s criticism, partying with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, trying to make a fight against Dricus Du Plessis happen, DDP vs. Robert Whittaker, Sean Strickland, whether a Pereira trilogy happens, meeting Tyson Fury, WWE, and more. Aiemann Zahabi around (2:06:00) discusses his 64-second knockout of Aoriqileng at UFC 289, his career turnaround after a rough start to his UFC journey, being his own worst critic, his brother Firas’ thoughts on the fight, Canada’s perfect night, Georges St-Pierre’s cornering, whether Firas is harder on him than others on the team, the four brothers of the Zahabi family, what’s next, whether he’s getting a watch from Drake, and more. Julianna Peña around (2:27:29) discusses the Parlay Boys controversy, why she didn’t fight at UFC 289, how she injured her rib, how she made a mistake handling the news, why Irene Aldana never stood a chance against Amanda Nunes, Nunes’ decision to retire, wanting to storm the cage, why it’s day one of the “Peña Power Era,” how it’s her job to make sure everyone forgets Nunes ever existed, why Nunes took the coward’s way out, her airport run-in with Nunes after the event, fighting for the vacant belt next, the future of the featherweight division, why that’s a fake belt, and more. Jasmine Jasudavicius around (2:55:44) discusses her upset win over Miranda Maverick at UFC 289, Canada’s perfect night, Maverick’s vision problems during the fight, the arena railing collapsing during Mike Malott’s walkout, what’s next, what makes her mad, why Maycee Barber or Casey O’Neill are on her radar, and more. Ariel Helwani and the Parlay Boys around (3:57:57) react to UFC 289, their night out at Israel Adesanya’s documentary premiere, Irene Aldana’s performance against Amanda Nunes, whether there’s anything left for Nunes in MMA, Charles Oliveira’s evolution to stardom, the ceiling for an English-speaking Oliveira, Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, the UFC’s booking of the middleweight division, Saturday’s poutine controversy, Floyd Mayweather’s bizarre scene with John Gotti III, Conor McGregor’s viral mascot punch, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:23:20

12 Jun 23

Chris Weidman, Brendan Loughnane, Josh Taylor, Mike Malott, Gareth A. Davies in studio, and more

Josh Taylor around (5:52) discusses the air issues in NYC, his upcoming fight against Teofimo Lopez, how his family was threatened after his Jack Catterall win, why he didn’t rematch Catterall, why the fight is at Madison Square Garden, Lopez’s recent performances and comments, darts, and more. Mike Malott around (35:25) discusses judging, UFC 289, getting onto the Vancouver card, the emotions he will have after the fight, his mental coach, his skydiving, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (56:45) discusses his upcoming PFL 4 fight, his recent incredible plane ride, his last fight against Marlon Moraes, why he started using a mental coach, PFL’s rash of drug test failures, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:15:48) discusses his long-awaited return at UFC 292, facing Brad Tavares, his leg injury, his memorable trip to England, if Aljamain Sterling was forced to fight in Boston, his TV work, Rubik’s cube, his ESPN doc, a recent golf outing with Luke Rockhold, and more. Journalist Gareth Davies around (1:57:06) discusses classic stories with Ariel Helwani from the past, Michael Bisping, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, social media, how combat sports have changed, KSI, Conor McGregor, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:12:56), Ariel Helwani discusses the legacy of Amanda Nunes, Bellator vs. PFL, Leon Edwards’ return, best fights never made, who would play everyone in The MMA Hour movie, and more. The parlay pals around (3:38:42) then make their selection for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC 289. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chris Weidman, Brendan Loughnane, Josh Taylor, Mike Malott, Gareth A. Davies in studio, and more

Josh Taylor around (5:52) discusses the air issues in NYC, his upcoming fight against Teofimo Lopez, how his family was threatened after his Jack Catterall win, why he didn’t rematch Catterall, why the fight is at Madison Square Garden, Lopez’s recent performances and comments, darts, and more. Mike Malott around (35:25) discusses judging, UFC 289, getting onto the Vancouver card, the emotions he will have after the fight, his mental coach, his skydiving, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (56:45) discusses his upcoming PFL 4 fight, his recent incredible plane ride, his last fight against Marlon Moraes, why he started using a mental coach, PFL’s rash of drug test failures, and more. Chris Weidman around (1:15:48) discusses his long-awaited return at UFC 292, facing Brad Tavares, his leg injury, his memorable trip to England, if Aljamain Sterling was forced to fight in Boston, his TV work, Rubik’s cube, his ESPN doc, a recent golf outing with Luke Rockhold, and more. Journalist Gareth Davies around (1:57:06) discusses classic stories with Ariel Helwani from the past, Michael Bisping, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, social media, how combat sports have changed, KSI, Conor McGregor, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:12:56), Ariel Helwani discusses the legacy of Amanda Nunes, Bellator vs. PFL, Leon Edwards’ return, best fights never made, who would play everyone in The MMA Hour movie, and more. The parlay pals around (3:38:42) then make their selection for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC 289. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:58:00

7 Jun 23

Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France, Anthony Smith, Andre Ward, Martin Lewandowski, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:19) wraps up UFC Vegas 74 and the controversial main event. The team discusses their scorecards for Amir Albazi vs. Kai Kara-France, whether accountability will improve MMA judging, and more. Andre Ward around (46:50) talks about judging in boxing, his new book, criticisms that he's "guarded," why he left the sport in his 30s, how he thought about fighting again when Sergey Kovalev fought Canelo Alvarez, whether he'd be open to an exhibition fight, how there was brief interest in a fight with Jake Paul, his thoughts on Nate Diaz's upcoming fight with Paul, his sparring sessions with Nick and Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou's exit from the UFC and whether Tyson Fury should fight him, his breakdown of Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spencer, Teofimo Lopez's issues outside the ring, and more. Alex Pereira around (1:17:11) discusses why he his trilogy MMA fight with Israel Adesanya isn’t next, his last weight cut at UFC 287, his performance, the loss, how Adesanya celebrated the knockout, if he must face Adesanya again, the airport run-in, the altitude at UFC 291, his training partner for Jan Blachowicz fight, sparring Zhilei Zhang, and more. Martin Lewandowski around (1:51:02) discusses KSW: Colosseum 2, what the night was like, if he would do an event in the United States, if Mariusz Pudzianowski will fight again, the departure of Roberto Soldic, what happened in the co-main event, Krzysztof Głowacki’s memorable knockout, when the next Colosseum will be, and more. Anthony Smith around (2:18:39) discusses the UFC Vegas 74 main event and the scores, open scoring, his performance against Johnny Walker, why he took his gloves off, retirement talk, dealing with the fans and the media, what he wants next, Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz clash, the UFC 289 main and co-main events, and more. Kai Kara-France around (3:08:23) discusses his UFC Vegas 74 main event fight, if he thought he won, which rounds he won, when he would like to return, if Amir Albazi deserves a title shot, and more. The parlay pals around (3:34:01) look back at their latest selection, and GC reveals how he did at UFC Vegas 74. Ariel Helwani around (3:40:21) then revisits the Jared Gordon situation last week and who is really to blame for the situation. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Alex Pereira, Kai Kara-France, Anthony Smith, Andre Ward, Martin Lewandowski, and more

Ariel Helwani around (8:19) wraps up UFC Vegas 74 and the controversial main event. The team discusses their scorecards for Amir Albazi vs. Kai Kara-France, whether accountability will improve MMA judging, and more. Andre Ward around (46:50) talks about judging in boxing, his new book, criticisms that he's "guarded," why he left the sport in his 30s, how he thought about fighting again when Sergey Kovalev fought Canelo Alvarez, whether he'd be open to an exhibition fight, how there was brief interest in a fight with Jake Paul, his thoughts on Nate Diaz's upcoming fight with Paul, his sparring sessions with Nick and Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou's exit from the UFC and whether Tyson Fury should fight him, his breakdown of Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spencer, Teofimo Lopez's issues outside the ring, and more. Alex Pereira around (1:17:11) discusses why he his trilogy MMA fight with Israel Adesanya isn’t next, his last weight cut at UFC 287, his performance, the loss, how Adesanya celebrated the knockout, if he must face Adesanya again, the airport run-in, the altitude at UFC 291, his training partner for Jan Blachowicz fight, sparring Zhilei Zhang, and more. Martin Lewandowski around (1:51:02) discusses KSW: Colosseum 2, what the night was like, if he would do an event in the United States, if Mariusz Pudzianowski will fight again, the departure of Roberto Soldic, what happened in the co-main event, Krzysztof Głowacki’s memorable knockout, when the next Colosseum will be, and more. Anthony Smith around (2:18:39) discusses the UFC Vegas 74 main event and the scores, open scoring, his performance against Johnny Walker, why he took his gloves off, retirement talk, dealing with the fans and the media, what he wants next, Alex Pereira vs. Jan Blachowicz clash, the UFC 289 main and co-main events, and more. Kai Kara-France around (3:08:23) discusses his UFC Vegas 74 main event fight, if he thought he won, which rounds he won, when he would like to return, if Amir Albazi deserves a title shot, and more. The parlay pals around (3:34:01) look back at their latest selection, and GC reveals how he did at UFC Vegas 74. Ariel Helwani around (3:40:21) then revisits the Jared Gordon situation last week and who is really to blame for the situation. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:12:39

5 Jun 23

Terence Crawford, Kai Kara-France, Claressa Shields, darts pros Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen face-to-face in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani opens the show by discussing the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 31, who the audience is for the new Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler season, GC’s thoughts on the debut, and more. In the latest around (19:12) On The Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses Mysterious Frank’s birthday, the airport encounter between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, how to determine the best weight class, favorite TUF season, Francis Ngannou’s first boxing fight, and more. Kai Kara-France around (56:55) discusses his first UFC main event, falling shot in his first UFC title fight, UFC 284, a recent documentary on his life, helping coach a pro rugby team, Israel Adesanya getting his title back, how the UFC Vegas 74 main event will end, and more. Terence Crawford around (1:17:05) discusses how his clash with Errol Spence finally happened, the rematch clause, the PBC deal, what took so long for this fight to happen, promoting the fight, Cris Cyborg’s boxing future, how he scored Haney vs. Lomachenko, Devin Haney vs. Tank Garcia, training Michael B. Jordan for Creed 3, Francis Ngannou, and more. Claressa Shields around (1:42:44) discusses her upcoming title defense, Katie Taylor’s recent performance, fighting in Detroit, why she battles people on Twitter, her challenges growing up, her short-notice opponent, if she regrets competing in mixed martial arts, if she will ever do it again, if she will compete in WWE, and more. Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen around (2:17:36) discuss their upcoming U.S. Dart Masters event in New York City this weekend, van Gerwen’s Premier League title, their historic match, the future of darts in the United States, and more. The parlay pals around (3:08:59) recap their latest pick and make their latest selection. GC also selects his bets for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Terence Crawford, Kai Kara-France, Claressa Shields, darts pros Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen face-to-face in studio, and more

Ariel Helwani opens the show by discussing the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 31, who the audience is for the new Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler season, GC’s thoughts on the debut, and more. In the latest around (19:12) On The Nose, Ariel Helwani discusses Mysterious Frank’s birthday, the airport encounter between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, how to determine the best weight class, favorite TUF season, Francis Ngannou’s first boxing fight, and more. Kai Kara-France around (56:55) discusses his first UFC main event, falling shot in his first UFC title fight, UFC 284, a recent documentary on his life, helping coach a pro rugby team, Israel Adesanya getting his title back, how the UFC Vegas 74 main event will end, and more. Terence Crawford around (1:17:05) discusses how his clash with Errol Spence finally happened, the rematch clause, the PBC deal, what took so long for this fight to happen, promoting the fight, Cris Cyborg’s boxing future, how he scored Haney vs. Lomachenko, Devin Haney vs. Tank Garcia, training Michael B. Jordan for Creed 3, Francis Ngannou, and more. Claressa Shields around (1:42:44) discusses her upcoming title defense, Katie Taylor’s recent performance, fighting in Detroit, why she battles people on Twitter, her challenges growing up, her short-notice opponent, if she regrets competing in mixed martial arts, if she will ever do it again, if she will compete in WWE, and more. Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen around (2:17:36) discuss their upcoming U.S. Dart Masters event in New York City this weekend, van Gerwen’s Premier League title, their historic match, the future of darts in the United States, and more. The parlay pals around (3:08:59) recap their latest pick and make their latest selection. GC also selects his bets for the upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:37:11

31 May 23

Hulk Hogan, Mackenzie Dern, Sean O'Malley coach Tim Welch, Leigh Wood, Francis Ngannou manager Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest edition of On the Nose a round (7:28:26), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent comments about Tyson Fury, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, if Aljamain Sterling is in danger of losing his title, Francis Ngannou’s first PFL opponent, if the PFL should do a pay-per-view, and more. Hulk Hogan around (42:25), along with his business partner Chad Bronstein, discuss their new health and welfare business, the matches that caused Hogan’s recent surgeries, his hope for a retirement rematch, Superstar Billy Graham’s recent death, Vince McMahon’s recent WWE sale, his thoughts on pro wrestling now, Roman Reigns’ record quest, his Mount Rushmore for pro wrestling, his legacy, his regrets, the match he was the most proud of, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:22:31) discusses his upcoming rematch with Mauricio Lara, Nottingham Forest, when he got over the loss, what went wrong in the first fight, his recent knockouts, a possible rematch with Michael Conlan, and more. Marquel Martin around (1:44:01) discusses Francis Ngannou joining the PFL, his previous job with the UFC, how he ended up signing Ngannou, when the relationship between the UFC and Ngannou started to go downhill, the lawsuit threat, how close Ngannou was to staying with the UFC, if Ngannou will box this year, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:19:19) discusses her win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 73, if she was close to a finish, why she was so open about her divorce and training camp issues before the fight, what caused the divorce, who she wants to fight next, how close she is to a title shot, and more. Tim Welch around (2:26:45), the head coach of Sean O’Malley, discusses how he met O’Malley, how he was a young fighter, Welch’s own career, Chael Sonnen’s praise, the delayed return for O’Malley, the drama around the date, Aljamain Sterling’s recent video, the key to beating Sterling, his morning routine, how the bantamweight title fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:48) make their latest selection for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hulk Hogan, Mackenzie Dern, Sean O'Malley coach Tim Welch, Leigh Wood, Francis Ngannou manager Marquel Martin, and more

In the latest edition of On the Nose a round (7:28:26), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent comments about Tyson Fury, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, if Aljamain Sterling is in danger of losing his title, Francis Ngannou’s first PFL opponent, if the PFL should do a pay-per-view, and more. Hulk Hogan around (42:25), along with his business partner Chad Bronstein, discuss their new health and welfare business, the matches that caused Hogan’s recent surgeries, his hope for a retirement rematch, Superstar Billy Graham’s recent death, Vince McMahon’s recent WWE sale, his thoughts on pro wrestling now, Roman Reigns’ record quest, his Mount Rushmore for pro wrestling, his legacy, his regrets, the match he was the most proud of, and more. Leigh Wood around (1:22:31) discusses his upcoming rematch with Mauricio Lara, Nottingham Forest, when he got over the loss, what went wrong in the first fight, his recent knockouts, a possible rematch with Michael Conlan, and more. Marquel Martin around (1:44:01) discusses Francis Ngannou joining the PFL, his previous job with the UFC, how he ended up signing Ngannou, when the relationship between the UFC and Ngannou started to go downhill, the lawsuit threat, how close Ngannou was to staying with the UFC, if Ngannou will box this year, and more. Mackenzie Dern around (2:19:19) discusses her win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 73, if she was close to a finish, why she was so open about her divorce and training camp issues before the fight, what caused the divorce, who she wants to fight next, how close she is to a title shot, and more. Tim Welch around (2:26:45), the head coach of Sean O’Malley, discusses how he met O’Malley, how he was a young fighter, Welch’s own career, Chael Sonnen’s praise, the delayed return for O’Malley, the drama around the date, Aljamain Sterling’s recent video, the key to beating Sterling, his morning routine, how the bantamweight title fight will end, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:48) make their latest selection for this upcoming weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:18:45

24 May 23

Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, Eddie Hearn, Amanda Serrano, Ade Oladipo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:33) discusses his busy weekend in Dublin for the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron, Dana White's attempt to overshadow Francis Ngannou's announcement, his trip to Conor McGregor's Black Forge Inn, sampling Irish delicacies, the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, Mackenzie Dern's performance at UFC Vegas 73. The team also discusses Taylor's gamble, the Haney vs. Lomachenko decision, the UFC Vegas 73 press conference with Dana White, Dana White's feud with Aljamain Sterling, and more. Journalist Ade Oladipo around (1:18:27) discuss Katie Taylor’s loss in Ireland, if there should be a rematch with Chantelle Cameron, the atmosphere for the fight, if Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, if there should be a rematch, can Francis Ngannou beat a top boxer, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs. KSI, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:46:49) discusses his upcoming rematch with Justin Gaethje at UFC 291, what delayed his return, his issues with a Beneil Dariush fight, Gaethje’s last fight against Rafael Fiziev, an offer to coach TUF with Gaethje, the BMF belt, how he will adjust to the altitude, what he remembers the most from their first fight, being on the UFC desk for an event, Nate Diaz’s departure from the UFC, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:21:23) discusses Katie Taylor fight against Chantelle Cameron, if there should be a rematch and which weight, Taylor’s performance, watching the event with Conor McGregor, Devin Haney’s fight and future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara, and more. Amanda Serrano around (2:53:59) discusses Katie Taylor’s performance against Chantelle Cameron, what would happen in the rematch, if she will ever fight Taylor in the rematch, dealing with the loss to Taylor, why is she facing Heather Hardy next, watching Bad Bunny at WWE Backlash, a fight with Skye Nicolson, if she will compete in MMA again, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (3:16:41) discusses welcoming Alex Pereira to the light heavyweight division at UFC 291, if he would have really dropped to 185 pounds for a fight, fighting at elevation, if Pereira’s power will translate to 205 pounds, if a title shot will be on the line, Jamahal Hill vs. Jiri Prochazka, Marcin Gortat’s charity hoops game, chess, Israel Adesanya vs. Pereira, Adesanya’s celebration, and more. The parlay pals around (3:41:49) picked up another win this past weekend, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, Eddie Hearn, Amanda Serrano, Ade Oladipo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (7:33) discusses his busy weekend in Dublin for the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron, Dana White's attempt to overshadow Francis Ngannou's announcement, his trip to Conor McGregor's Black Forge Inn, sampling Irish delicacies, the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, Mackenzie Dern's performance at UFC Vegas 73. The team also discusses Taylor's gamble, the Haney vs. Lomachenko decision, the UFC Vegas 73 press conference with Dana White, Dana White's feud with Aljamain Sterling, and more. Journalist Ade Oladipo around (1:18:27) discuss Katie Taylor’s loss in Ireland, if there should be a rematch with Chantelle Cameron, the atmosphere for the fight, if Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, if there should be a rematch, can Francis Ngannou beat a top boxer, Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs. KSI, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:46:49) discusses his upcoming rematch with Justin Gaethje at UFC 291, what delayed his return, his issues with a Beneil Dariush fight, Gaethje’s last fight against Rafael Fiziev, an offer to coach TUF with Gaethje, the BMF belt, how he will adjust to the altitude, what he remembers the most from their first fight, being on the UFC desk for an event, Nate Diaz’s departure from the UFC, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, and more. Eddie Hearn around (2:21:23) discusses Katie Taylor fight against Chantelle Cameron, if there should be a rematch and which weight, Taylor’s performance, watching the event with Conor McGregor, Devin Haney’s fight and future, Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara, and more. Amanda Serrano around (2:53:59) discusses Katie Taylor’s performance against Chantelle Cameron, what would happen in the rematch, if she will ever fight Taylor in the rematch, dealing with the loss to Taylor, why is she facing Heather Hardy next, watching Bad Bunny at WWE Backlash, a fight with Skye Nicolson, if she will compete in MMA again, and more. Jan Blachowicz around (3:16:41) discusses welcoming Alex Pereira to the light heavyweight division at UFC 291, if he would have really dropped to 185 pounds for a fight, fighting at elevation, if Pereira’s power will translate to 205 pounds, if a title shot will be on the line, Jamahal Hill vs. Jiri Prochazka, Marcin Gortat’s charity hoops game, chess, Israel Adesanya vs. Pereira, Adesanya’s celebration, and more. The parlay pals around (3:41:49) picked up another win this past weekend, and GC looks back at his picks from the past weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:13:58

22 May 23

Francis Ngannou talks signing with PFL, how it all went down, future boxing plans, more

Francis Ngannou around (4:38) discusses how he ended up with the PFL, his plans for boxing, his thoughts on the public pressure for a decision, details of his PFL deal, why he thought of his opponent’s money in the deal, PFL Africa, his dealings with BKFC, ONE, and Bellator, the opinions of fellow fighters, Dana White’s recent comments, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and GC around (1:08:27) discuss what the deal means for the PFL, Francis Ngannou, and MMA. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Francis Ngannou talks signing with PFL, how it all went down, future boxing plans, more

Francis Ngannou around (4:38) discusses how he ended up with the PFL, his plans for boxing, his thoughts on the public pressure for a decision, details of his PFL deal, why he thought of his opponent’s money in the deal, PFL Africa, his dealings with BKFC, ONE, and Bellator, the opinions of fellow fighters, Dana White’s recent comments, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Ariel Helwani, Eric Jackman, and GC around (1:08:27) discuss what the deal means for the PFL, Francis Ngannou, and MMA. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

01:36:43

16 May 23

Aljamain Sterling in studio, KSI, Ian Machado Garry, Cédric Doumbé, and more

Ariel Helwani around (9:46) wraps up Bellator 296, UFC Charlotte and Misfits Boxing 7 from this past weekend. The crew then picks the biggest fight and what’s next for Jailton Almeida and Ian Machado Garry. The team also debates what should be done about the official result of the KSI vs. Fournier fight, level of interest in a KSI vs. Tommy Fury fight, the significance of the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (46:23) explains why he's a polarizing figure in combat sports in France, why he decided to move from kickboxing to MMA, why a "mistake" on an MRI scratched a UFC Paris appearance, why he chose the PFL over the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship, his other passion as a standup comedian, his issues with MMA factory coach Fernand Lopez, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:11:21) explains why he felt so confident in beating Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Charlotte, his social media presence with his wife and how he realized its importance to the fight game, his haters online, the "six-fight plan" he detailed with Dana White and UFC execs, why he called out Neil Magny while Magny is already booked, a UFC return to Dublin and why he believes he'll make it happen, whether the UFC plans to return to Ireland, his new tattoo, why he wants to fight in purple UFC shorts, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (1:33:56) talks about how his self-belief led him to the title after losses, his comeback plan after getting knocked out by Marlon Moraes, whether he's broken through with fans after his Henry Cejudo win, Albarracin's claim that UFC 288 did 700,000 pay-per-view buys, the possibility of a Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, making a quick turnaround to fight Sean O'Malley at UFC Boston in August, the weakness he sees in O'Malley's game, his response to Demetrious Johnson's critique of his performance, spamming takedowns and how people are blaming him for things outside his control, his opinion on Sean O'Malley getting a title shot, Francis Ngannou’s next move, how long he will stay at 135 pounds, and more. KSI around (2:41:06) discusses his performance against Joe Fournier at Misfits Boxing 7, Salt Papi’s first loss, the controversial knockout shot, a no-contest vs. a disqualification ruling, why he doesn’t want a rematch with Joe Fournier, why Tommy Fury is next over Jake Paul, how close he has been to a fight with Jake Paul, top 5 influencer boxers, training with MVP, and more. The parlay pals around (3:33:14) also recap how their latest pick went, and make their selection for this upcoming weekend. GC also looks back at this picks for UFC Charlotte and reveals the biggest hitters. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aljamain Sterling in studio, KSI, Ian Machado Garry, Cédric Doumbé, and more

Ariel Helwani around (9:46) wraps up Bellator 296, UFC Charlotte and Misfits Boxing 7 from this past weekend. The crew then picks the biggest fight and what’s next for Jailton Almeida and Ian Machado Garry. The team also debates what should be done about the official result of the KSI vs. Fournier fight, level of interest in a KSI vs. Tommy Fury fight, the significance of the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (46:23) explains why he's a polarizing figure in combat sports in France, why he decided to move from kickboxing to MMA, why a "mistake" on an MRI scratched a UFC Paris appearance, why he chose the PFL over the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship, his other passion as a standup comedian, his issues with MMA factory coach Fernand Lopez, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:11:21) explains why he felt so confident in beating Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Charlotte, his social media presence with his wife and how he realized its importance to the fight game, his haters online, the "six-fight plan" he detailed with Dana White and UFC execs, why he called out Neil Magny while Magny is already booked, a UFC return to Dublin and why he believes he'll make it happen, whether the UFC plans to return to Ireland, his new tattoo, why he wants to fight in purple UFC shorts, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (1:33:56) talks about how his self-belief led him to the title after losses, his comeback plan after getting knocked out by Marlon Moraes, whether he's broken through with fans after his Henry Cejudo win, Albarracin's claim that UFC 288 did 700,000 pay-per-view buys, the possibility of a Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, making a quick turnaround to fight Sean O'Malley at UFC Boston in August, the weakness he sees in O'Malley's game, his response to Demetrious Johnson's critique of his performance, spamming takedowns and how people are blaming him for things outside his control, his opinion on Sean O'Malley getting a title shot, Francis Ngannou’s next move, how long he will stay at 135 pounds, and more. KSI around (2:41:06) discusses his performance against Joe Fournier at Misfits Boxing 7, Salt Papi’s first loss, the controversial knockout shot, a no-contest vs. a disqualification ruling, why he doesn’t want a rematch with Joe Fournier, why Tommy Fury is next over Jake Paul, how close he has been to a fight with Jake Paul, top 5 influencer boxers, training with MVP, and more. The parlay pals around (3:33:14) also recap how their latest pick went, and make their selection for this upcoming weekend. GC also looks back at this picks for UFC Charlotte and reveals the biggest hitters. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:49:39

15 May 23

Chael Sonnen, Merab Dvalishvili, Stamp Fairtex, Eric Albarracin in studio, Bi Nguyen in studio, and more

Stamp Fairtex around (5:04) discusses her latest ONE Championship win, her walkouts, if MMA is her favorite discipline, competing in fights when she was six years old, what caused her to start training at that age, how many fights she has had, how she got her name, and more. Eric Albarracin around (24:26) discusses Henry Cejudo’s performance at UFC 288, how the judges scored the fight, what Cejudo could have done better, possibly facing Merab Dvalishvili next, how the bad beef began with Brandon Moreno, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:17:22) discusses the bad blood with Henry Cejudo’s team during the UFC 288 fight week, what happened after the fight with Sean O’Malley’s jacket, his hand injury, what’s next, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:42:23) discusses the UFC 288 main event, Merab Dvalishvili and Sean O’Malley, Henry Cejudo’s possible retirement, what’s next for Leon Edwards and the welterweight title picture, O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling, BKFC 41, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz press conference, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, more. Bi Nguyễn around (2:21:15) discusses her boxing debut at Gamebred Boxing 4, if she would do BKFC, if she will compete in MMA again, her time at ONE Championship, her transition into MMA management, how she got on Survivor, her rough childhood, a past abusive relationship, a wild police chase, her tattoos, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:09:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent claims about the success of Power Slap, if Nate Diaz will return to the UFC, Dominick Cruz’s recent comments, best post-UFC fight runs, Nottingham Forest, favorite Ariel catch phrases, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:40) make their selection for this weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Charlotte. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chael Sonnen, Merab Dvalishvili, Stamp Fairtex, Eric Albarracin in studio, Bi Nguyen in studio, and more

Stamp Fairtex around (5:04) discusses her latest ONE Championship win, her walkouts, if MMA is her favorite discipline, competing in fights when she was six years old, what caused her to start training at that age, how many fights she has had, how she got her name, and more. Eric Albarracin around (24:26) discusses Henry Cejudo’s performance at UFC 288, how the judges scored the fight, what Cejudo could have done better, possibly facing Merab Dvalishvili next, how the bad beef began with Brandon Moreno, and more. Merab Dvalishvili around (1:17:22) discusses the bad blood with Henry Cejudo’s team during the UFC 288 fight week, what happened after the fight with Sean O’Malley’s jacket, his hand injury, what’s next, and more. Chael Sonnen around (1:42:23) discusses the UFC 288 main event, Merab Dvalishvili and Sean O’Malley, Henry Cejudo’s possible retirement, what’s next for Leon Edwards and the welterweight title picture, O’Malley vs. Aljamain Sterling, BKFC 41, Francis Ngannou’s future, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz press conference, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, more. Bi Nguyễn around (2:21:15) discusses her boxing debut at Gamebred Boxing 4, if she would do BKFC, if she will compete in MMA again, her time at ONE Championship, her transition into MMA management, how she got on Survivor, her rough childhood, a past abusive relationship, a wild police chase, her tattoos, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:09:56), Ariel Helwani discusses Dana White’s recent claims about the success of Power Slap, if Nate Diaz will return to the UFC, Dominick Cruz’s recent comments, best post-UFC fight runs, Nottingham Forest, favorite Ariel catch phrases, and more. The parlay pals around (3:59:40) make their selection for this weekend, and GC makes his picks for UFC Charlotte. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (tel:18004262537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), tel:18005224700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit http://OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE tel:18008899789 (TN), or tel:18885323500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:21:07

10 May 23

UFC 288 Reaction, Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley, Demetrious Johnson, Dominick Cruz, Matt Frevola, Yan Xiaonan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:49) discusses the scoring for the UFC 288 main event, the face-off between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling, what’s next for Henry Cejudo, the biggest winners at UFC 288, Bad Bunny’s performance at Backlash, and more. Sean O’Malley around (35:56) discusses Aljamain Sterling’s performance at UFC 288, what he doesn’t like about Henry Cejudo, how the pay-per-view will do, why he stepped outside for UFC 288 main event, the face-off after the main event, how Merab Dvalishvili ended up with his jacket, when he would like his fight against Sterling, where he got the jacket, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his prediction for Sterling fight, and more. Dominick Cruz around (1:00:36) discusses how he scored the UFC 288 main event, Henry Cejudo’s retirement and return, how Sean O’Malley would do against Aljamain Sterling, where Sterling ranks among bantamweight greats, what’s next for Cruz and when he might return, Cejudo vs. Merab, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (1:26:38) discusses his trilogy win over Adriano Moraes, why he was proud of the performance, his children being in attendance, Herb Dean’s refereeing, ONE Championship’s debut in the United States, whether he’ll ever fight again, his timeline for a retirement decision, wanting to talk to Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones about his options, scoring UFC 288's main event for Henry Cejudo, and more. Yan Xiaonan around (1:56:53) discusses her knockout win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 288, a potential title fight against Zhang Weili in China, her post-fight conversation with Dana White, why she thinks Chinese fans don’t like her very much, her improving English, and more. Matt Frevola around (2:13:27) discusses his performance at UFC 288, his tattoo, training with Aljamain Sterling, the stoppage, Paddy Pimblett’s recent response to callout, his first pitch for the Mets, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:30:35) discusses his performance against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, the gameplan, if he wants to fight him again, Sean O’Malley entering the cage after the event, Merab vs. Cejudo, his weight cut, why he wants to move up a weight class in the near future, his message to Sean O’Malley, if he’s the greatest bantamweight ever, his thoughts on Cejudo’s team, and more. The parlay pals around (3:07:49) look back at their latest winning selection, and GC recaps his big weekend at UFC 288. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UFC 288 Reaction, Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley, Demetrious Johnson, Dominick Cruz, Matt Frevola, Yan Xiaonan, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:49) discusses the scoring for the UFC 288 main event, the face-off between Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling, what’s next for Henry Cejudo, the biggest winners at UFC 288, Bad Bunny’s performance at Backlash, and more. Sean O’Malley around (35:56) discusses Aljamain Sterling’s performance at UFC 288, what he doesn’t like about Henry Cejudo, how the pay-per-view will do, why he stepped outside for UFC 288 main event, the face-off after the main event, how Merab Dvalishvili ended up with his jacket, when he would like his fight against Sterling, where he got the jacket, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, his prediction for Sterling fight, and more. Dominick Cruz around (1:00:36) discusses how he scored the UFC 288 main event, Henry Cejudo’s retirement and return, how Sean O’Malley would do against Aljamain Sterling, where Sterling ranks among bantamweight greats, what’s next for Cruz and when he might return, Cejudo vs. Merab, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (1:26:38) discusses his trilogy win over Adriano Moraes, why he was proud of the performance, his children being in attendance, Herb Dean’s refereeing, ONE Championship’s debut in the United States, whether he’ll ever fight again, his timeline for a retirement decision, wanting to talk to Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones about his options, scoring UFC 288's main event for Henry Cejudo, and more. Yan Xiaonan around (1:56:53) discusses her knockout win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 288, a potential title fight against Zhang Weili in China, her post-fight conversation with Dana White, why she thinks Chinese fans don’t like her very much, her improving English, and more. Matt Frevola around (2:13:27) discusses his performance at UFC 288, his tattoo, training with Aljamain Sterling, the stoppage, Paddy Pimblett’s recent response to callout, his first pitch for the Mets, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:30:35) discusses his performance against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, the gameplan, if he wants to fight him again, Sean O’Malley entering the cage after the event, Merab vs. Cejudo, his weight cut, why he wants to move up a weight class in the near future, his message to Sean O’Malley, if he’s the greatest bantamweight ever, his thoughts on Cejudo’s team, and more. The parlay pals around (3:07:49) look back at their latest winning selection, and GC recaps his big weekend at UFC 288. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:33:57

8 May 23

Joe Pyfer in studio, Drew Dober, Henry Cejudo coach Eric Albarracin, Brian Kelleher, and more

Drew Dober around (6:38) talks about his upcoming fight at UFC 288, the importance of staying active, Paddy Pimblett and the other names he wanted to fight this year, his love of cooking, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:51), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou’s next stop, if Conor McGregor could join BKFC, best striker and wrestler ever, the UFC 288 main event, promoters, ONE’s return Friday, Kamaru Usman calling out Khamzat Chimaev, the toughest feats in sports, influencer boxing, best fighter YouTube channels, and more. Brian Kelleher around (1:42:00) discusses the recent comments about his career, why he had to pull out of a recent fight, the procedure that he needs, if he wants to fight again, when he could possibly be return, the UFC 288 main event, and more. Joe Pyfer around (2:04:50) discusses his recent win at UFC 287, if he’ll ever go to light heavyweight, his documentary, his childhood, the one “true loss” of his career, his old coach, a plan B outside of fighting, if he would do BKFC, and more. Coach Eric Albarracin around (3:09:13) discusses Henry Cejudo’s return at UFC 288, why Cejudo decided to return, the differences in Cejudo after the time off, Cejudo the coach, the expectations for the main event, why Cejudo is face of combat over Brock Lesnar, Paulo Costa, his main event prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:42:19) make their selection for the UFC 288 and the combat sports weekend, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Joe Pyfer in studio, Drew Dober, Henry Cejudo coach Eric Albarracin, Brian Kelleher, and more

Drew Dober around (6:38) talks about his upcoming fight at UFC 288, the importance of staying active, Paddy Pimblett and the other names he wanted to fight this year, his love of cooking, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (21:51), Ariel Helwani discusses Francis Ngannou’s next stop, if Conor McGregor could join BKFC, best striker and wrestler ever, the UFC 288 main event, promoters, ONE’s return Friday, Kamaru Usman calling out Khamzat Chimaev, the toughest feats in sports, influencer boxing, best fighter YouTube channels, and more. Brian Kelleher around (1:42:00) discusses the recent comments about his career, why he had to pull out of a recent fight, the procedure that he needs, if he wants to fight again, when he could possibly be return, the UFC 288 main event, and more. Joe Pyfer around (2:04:50) discusses his recent win at UFC 287, if he’ll ever go to light heavyweight, his documentary, his childhood, the one “true loss” of his career, his old coach, a plan B outside of fighting, if he would do BKFC, and more. Coach Eric Albarracin around (3:09:13) discusses Henry Cejudo’s return at UFC 288, why Cejudo decided to return, the differences in Cejudo after the time off, Cejudo the coach, the expectations for the main event, why Cejudo is face of combat over Brock Lesnar, Paulo Costa, his main event prediction, and more. The parlay pals around (3:42:19) make their selection for the UFC 288 and the combat sports weekend, and GC makes his picks for this weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:21:47

3 May 23

Aljamain Sterling, Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez, Ben Rothwell, David Feldman, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:33) reacts to ONE’s passing on free agent Francis Ngannou and what’s next for Ngannou. The team talks about Conor McGregor's showing at BKFC 41, whether the UFC is mad about the appearance, whether BKFC has benefitted from Slap Fighting, the brutality of BKFC fights, and more. David Feldman around (42:32) talks about the success of the BKFC 41 event, Conor McGregor's appearance at the show, the crazy DMs he got from famous fighters after the event, whether Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez will fight again in BKFC, Luke Rockhold's future, his decision to take out a second mortgage on his house to fund the show, past negotiations with Francis Ngannou, and more. Ben Rothwell around (1:06:53) talks about the damage and injuries he sustained in his fight with Jose Copeland, his fear of blowing it after the first round, whether MMA or bare-knuckle is more dangerous, the experience of fighting for BKFC, his post-win callout of Alan Belcher, weird interactions with Belcher and Belcher's complaints about his weight in a possible fight, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:31:09) talks about his first experience fighting bare-knuckle, two-minute versus five-minute rounds, making friends with the chance of getting knocked out by Chad Mendes in their fight, his belief that bare-knuckle is not for athletes, how he prepared for the fight, Conor McGregor's at BKFC 41, following McGregor's coaching mid-fight, where his relationship is with McGregor these days, how McGregor would fare in BKFC, whether he'll fight in BKFC again, whom he'd like to fight next, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's free agency negotiations, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:14) discusses his performance against Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41, if he has become the face of bare-knuckle boxing, if Rockhold does BKFC again, squaring off against Conor McGregor, where he wants to do next, Darren Till, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:31:15) discusses his recent run-in with Henry Cejudo at the fighter hotel, why he thinks Cejudo is underestimating him at UFC 288, his shredded physique, his weight, why he can’t compete in New York, the Sean O’Malley fight, his first main event, the bantamweight division, Henry Cejudo’s gameplan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:02:17) look back at their recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 72 and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aljamain Sterling, Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez, Ben Rothwell, David Feldman, and more

Ariel Helwani around (11:33) reacts to ONE’s passing on free agent Francis Ngannou and what’s next for Ngannou. The team talks about Conor McGregor's showing at BKFC 41, whether the UFC is mad about the appearance, whether BKFC has benefitted from Slap Fighting, the brutality of BKFC fights, and more. David Feldman around (42:32) talks about the success of the BKFC 41 event, Conor McGregor's appearance at the show, the crazy DMs he got from famous fighters after the event, whether Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez will fight again in BKFC, Luke Rockhold's future, his decision to take out a second mortgage on his house to fund the show, past negotiations with Francis Ngannou, and more. Ben Rothwell around (1:06:53) talks about the damage and injuries he sustained in his fight with Jose Copeland, his fear of blowing it after the first round, whether MMA or bare-knuckle is more dangerous, the experience of fighting for BKFC, his post-win callout of Alan Belcher, weird interactions with Belcher and Belcher's complaints about his weight in a possible fight, and more. Eddie Alvarez around (1:31:09) talks about his first experience fighting bare-knuckle, two-minute versus five-minute rounds, making friends with the chance of getting knocked out by Chad Mendes in their fight, his belief that bare-knuckle is not for athletes, how he prepared for the fight, Conor McGregor's at BKFC 41, following McGregor's coaching mid-fight, where his relationship is with McGregor these days, how McGregor would fare in BKFC, whether he'll fight in BKFC again, whom he'd like to fight next, his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's free agency negotiations, and more. Mike Perry around (2:01:14) discusses his performance against Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41, if he has become the face of bare-knuckle boxing, if Rockhold does BKFC again, squaring off against Conor McGregor, where he wants to do next, Darren Till, and more. Aljamain Sterling around (2:31:15) discusses his recent run-in with Henry Cejudo at the fighter hotel, why he thinks Cejudo is underestimating him at UFC 288, his shredded physique, his weight, why he can’t compete in New York, the Sean O’Malley fight, his first main event, the bantamweight division, Henry Cejudo’s gameplan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:02:17) look back at their recent selection, and GC recaps his picks for UFC Vegas 72 and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:32:46

1 May 23

Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry face-to-face, Salt Papi, Jared Gordon, Chatri Sityodtong in studio, and more

Salt Papi around (5:28) discusses his upcoming fight at Misfits Boxing 7, his move to the UK as a teen, how he ended up with the Salt Papi nickname, how he started boxing, street fights, why he’s not fighting an influencer next, who he wants next, ranking the best influencers, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (40:58), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC vs. boxing events, taking wrong bag at airport, boxing fights he would like to see next, replays by officials in UFC events, big upset in ONE Muay Thai, if any UFC fighters are close to free agency, the WWE belt situation, if dogs belong in the bed, a road trip with The MMA Hour crew, which fictional athlete would you like to interview the most, and more. Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry around (1:16:18) join the show at the same time to discuss their BKFC 41 main event, Perry’s past performances in BKFC, Rockhold’s training footage, Perry putting a booger on Rockhold’s jacket at their past presser, what will happen Saturday night, and more. Jared Gordon around (1:51:36) discusses his no-contest performance against Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 71, what he remembers from the fight, Green’s comments after the fight, if he wants a rematch, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, his tough stretch recently, Stephan Bonnar’s cause of death, and more. Chatri Sityodtong around (2:19:04) joins us in studio to discuss the upcoming ONE fight in Colorado, how things are going with Amazon, the rules and scoring for US debut, the top MMA promotions, if DJ is the best fighter of all-time, Roberto Soldic, Francis Ngannou, Gordon Ryan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:06) make their latest pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry face-to-face, Salt Papi, Jared Gordon, Chatri Sityodtong in studio, and more

Salt Papi around (5:28) discusses his upcoming fight at Misfits Boxing 7, his move to the UK as a teen, how he ended up with the Salt Papi nickname, how he started boxing, street fights, why he’s not fighting an influencer next, who he wants next, ranking the best influencers, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (40:58), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC vs. boxing events, taking wrong bag at airport, boxing fights he would like to see next, replays by officials in UFC events, big upset in ONE Muay Thai, if any UFC fighters are close to free agency, the WWE belt situation, if dogs belong in the bed, a road trip with The MMA Hour crew, which fictional athlete would you like to interview the most, and more. Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry around (1:16:18) join the show at the same time to discuss their BKFC 41 main event, Perry’s past performances in BKFC, Rockhold’s training footage, Perry putting a booger on Rockhold’s jacket at their past presser, what will happen Saturday night, and more. Jared Gordon around (1:51:36) discusses his no-contest performance against Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 71, what he remembers from the fight, Green’s comments after the fight, if he wants a rematch, Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments, his tough stretch recently, Stephan Bonnar’s cause of death, and more. Chatri Sityodtong around (2:19:04) joins us in studio to discuss the upcoming ONE fight in Colorado, how things are going with Amazon, the rules and scoring for US debut, the top MMA promotions, if DJ is the best fighter of all-time, Roberto Soldic, Francis Ngannou, Gordon Ryan, and more. The parlay pals around (3:25:06) make their latest pick for this upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:52:44

26 Apr 23

Max Holloway, Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen in studio, Bobby Green, Carl Frampton, Tank vs. Garcia Reaction, and more

Ariel Helwani around (10:43) discusses the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia showdown, Conor McGregor's backstage appearance at Davis vs. Garcia, Sergei Pavlovich's win over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 71, what the future holds for Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, Blaydes' game plan, the UFC's blitz of announcements, and more. Bobby Green around (46:00) talks about the afterath of his no-contest with Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 71, how he feels Gordon wasn't out before the finishing sequence, fighting the narrative that he's a dirty fighter, how he feels the fight should have been resolved, what Dana White's reaction was to the fight, his thoughts on the show/win pay structure, why he carries around $60,000 cash, changing his legal name to King, Paul Felder's commentary during the fight, a possible rematch with Gordon, and more. Former boxing champion Carl Frampton around (1:18:34) discusses the finish to the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight, if he thinks Garcia quit, rehydration clauses, the face of boxing, Tyson Fury’s future, his viral meeting with John Fury, life after retirement, Katie Taylor’s next fight, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:43:41) discusses if he’s close to a new deal with the UFC, what happened with Jan Blachowicz, his light heavyweight future, Khamzat Chimaev, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, secret juice ingredients, his biceps tattoo, the Nate Diaz street fight, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:13:59) discusses his nationwide tour, going to the first Kentucky Fried Chicken and Johnny Cash museum, his fight against Max Holloway, if anything surprised him, his UFC journey, his quest for UFC title, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, his hand injury, what he wants to do after the UFC, food challenges, and more. Max Holloway around (3:08:40) discusses his win over Arnold Allen, his motivation, why he decided to return in April, the critics, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, possibly boxing Davis or an “actual boxer,” Conor McGregor, fighting in Hawaii, gaming, and more. The parlay pals around (3:48:39) look back at their most recent bet, and GC looks back at his bets from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Max Holloway, Paulo Costa, Arnold Allen in studio, Bobby Green, Carl Frampton, Tank vs. Garcia Reaction, and more

Ariel Helwani around (10:43) discusses the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia showdown, Conor McGregor's backstage appearance at Davis vs. Garcia, Sergei Pavlovich's win over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 71, what the future holds for Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, Blaydes' game plan, the UFC's blitz of announcements, and more. Bobby Green around (46:00) talks about the afterath of his no-contest with Jared Gordon at UFC Vegas 71, how he feels Gordon wasn't out before the finishing sequence, fighting the narrative that he's a dirty fighter, how he feels the fight should have been resolved, what Dana White's reaction was to the fight, his thoughts on the show/win pay structure, why he carries around $60,000 cash, changing his legal name to King, Paul Felder's commentary during the fight, a possible rematch with Gordon, and more. Former boxing champion Carl Frampton around (1:18:34) discusses the finish to the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight, if he thinks Garcia quit, rehydration clauses, the face of boxing, Tyson Fury’s future, his viral meeting with John Fury, life after retirement, Katie Taylor’s next fight, Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul, and more. Paulo Costa around (1:43:41) discusses if he’s close to a new deal with the UFC, what happened with Jan Blachowicz, his light heavyweight future, Khamzat Chimaev, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, secret juice ingredients, his biceps tattoo, the Nate Diaz street fight, and more. Arnold Allen around (2:13:59) discusses his nationwide tour, going to the first Kentucky Fried Chicken and Johnny Cash museum, his fight against Max Holloway, if anything surprised him, his UFC journey, his quest for UFC title, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, his hand injury, what he wants to do after the UFC, food challenges, and more. Max Holloway around (3:08:40) discusses his win over Arnold Allen, his motivation, why he decided to return in April, the critics, Yair Rodriguez vs. Alexander Volkanovski, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, possibly boxing Davis or an “actual boxer,” Conor McGregor, fighting in Hawaii, gaming, and more. The parlay pals around (3:48:39) look back at their most recent bet, and GC looks back at his bets from a busy combat sports weekend. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:04:05

25 Apr 23

Demetrious Johnson in-studio, Brandon Royval, Leonard Ellerbe, John Hennigan, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:28), Ariel Helwani discusses if Robert Whittaker and Max Holloway should get title shots again against their archrivals, if Israel Adesanya is the face of the UFC, Sean O’Malley’s absence, Leon Edwards’ next fight, Belal vs. Gilbert, the best fighter ever from Hawaii, and more. John Hennigan around (1:14:04) discusses his viral knockout at Creator Clash 2, how he got into pro wrestling, why he would want to face KSI next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, if he would chose boxing over pro wrestling, diss tracks, Salt Papi, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:46:46) discusses his win at UFC Kansas City, his post-fight fire, his thoughts on being on the prelims, how he got into MMA thanks to his brother, his place in the flyweight division, why he wants Alexandre Pantoja next, why he doesn’t consider it a loss against Brandon Moreno, and more. Leonard Ellerbe around (2:03:33) discusses the upcoming Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia clash, if Floyd Mayweather will be at the fight, how difficult was the fight to pull off, what it will mean for a win for Gervonta Davis, the mistakes made by Davis, Eddie Hearn, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (2:20:22) discusses his trilogy fight with Adriano Moraes, if his next fight will be his final fight, the recent sale of the WWE, his kids showing up to the fight for the first time, if he wants to be an actor, BKFC 41’s top fights, if boxing is in his future, grappling events, if MMA trades would happen again, the return of Jon Jones, and more. The parlay pals around (3:29:58) make their selection for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Demetrious Johnson in-studio, Brandon Royval, Leonard Ellerbe, John Hennigan, and more

In the latest On the Nose around (11:28), Ariel Helwani discusses if Robert Whittaker and Max Holloway should get title shots again against their archrivals, if Israel Adesanya is the face of the UFC, Sean O’Malley’s absence, Leon Edwards’ next fight, Belal vs. Gilbert, the best fighter ever from Hawaii, and more. John Hennigan around (1:14:04) discusses his viral knockout at Creator Clash 2, how he got into pro wrestling, why he would want to face KSI next, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, if he would chose boxing over pro wrestling, diss tracks, Salt Papi, and more. Brandon Royval around (1:46:46) discusses his win at UFC Kansas City, his post-fight fire, his thoughts on being on the prelims, how he got into MMA thanks to his brother, his place in the flyweight division, why he wants Alexandre Pantoja next, why he doesn’t consider it a loss against Brandon Moreno, and more. Leonard Ellerbe around (2:03:33) discusses the upcoming Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia clash, if Floyd Mayweather will be at the fight, how difficult was the fight to pull off, what it will mean for a win for Gervonta Davis, the mistakes made by Davis, Eddie Hearn, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (2:20:22) discusses his trilogy fight with Adriano Moraes, if his next fight will be his final fight, the recent sale of the WWE, his kids showing up to the fight for the first time, if he wants to be an actor, BKFC 41’s top fights, if boxing is in his future, grappling events, if MMA trades would happen again, the return of Jon Jones, and more. The parlay pals around (3:29:58) make their selection for the upcoming weekend, and GC makes his picks as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

03:55:51

19 Apr 23

Robert Whittaker, Rob Font, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Gillian Robertson, Zak Cummings, Bill Algeo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:31) reacts to UFC Kansas City, why he scored the fight for Arnold Allen, what’s next for Max Holloway and Allen, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (45:48) talks about why the PFL booked him against Shane Burgos, his feeling that the promotion didn't want him to win, how Burgos was put on posters over him, fighting for the PFL in Las Vegas, how 20 of his Quebec fans were confused by the card order and missed the fight, whether the PFL will go to Canada, and more. Bill Algeo around (1:01:50) discusses the origin of his nickname, his win over T.J. Brown and his hilarious post-fight speech at UFC Kansas City, his background in wrestling and why he doesn't train jiu-jitsu, getting into the UFC over Brendan Loughnane, dedicating his fight to his mother, who he could fight next, and more. Zak Cummings around (1:31:33) breaks down his final UFC win before retirement at UFC Kansas City, how he hurt his back and why he was out for three years, if he would ever return, open scoring for his own promotion, and more. Ariel Helwani and his crew around (1:56:18) discuss UFC championship and interim belts, UFC 288 and UFC 289, almond or oat milk and more. Rob Font around (2:30:16) discusses his win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287, why he took a year off between fights, passing on Frankie Edgar’s final fight, hooping with his wife, competing as a father, what’s next, Sterling vs. Cejudo, and more. The parlay pals around (3:00:28) talk NBA playoffs and look back at their most recent selection. GC also looks back at his most recent picks and reveals the big hitters for the week. They also discuss what’s next for Israel Adesanya and Khamzat Chimaev. Gillian Robertson around (3:26:35) discusses her strawweight debut win in the UFC at UFC Kansas City, if she will stay at strawweight, if she thought Piera Rodriguez tapped, her UFC record, besting Rose Namajunas last year at grappling event, why she is so good at the rear-naked choke, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:55:37) discusses what happened with his UFC 284 fight with Paulo Costa, Israel Adesanya’s latest performance, what’s next, what he thought of Adesanya knockout, why he thinks he would defeat Adesanya the next time, if he’s surprised Alex Pereira went up a division, if he would fight Paulo Costa or Khamzat Chimaev next, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robert Whittaker, Rob Font, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Gillian Robertson, Zak Cummings, Bill Algeo, and more

Ariel Helwani around (2:31) reacts to UFC Kansas City, why he scored the fight for Arnold Allen, what’s next for Max Holloway and Allen, and more. Olivier Aubin-Mercier around (45:48) talks about why the PFL booked him against Shane Burgos, his feeling that the promotion didn't want him to win, how Burgos was put on posters over him, fighting for the PFL in Las Vegas, how 20 of his Quebec fans were confused by the card order and missed the fight, whether the PFL will go to Canada, and more. Bill Algeo around (1:01:50) discusses the origin of his nickname, his win over T.J. Brown and his hilarious post-fight speech at UFC Kansas City, his background in wrestling and why he doesn't train jiu-jitsu, getting into the UFC over Brendan Loughnane, dedicating his fight to his mother, who he could fight next, and more. Zak Cummings around (1:31:33) breaks down his final UFC win before retirement at UFC Kansas City, how he hurt his back and why he was out for three years, if he would ever return, open scoring for his own promotion, and more. Ariel Helwani and his crew around (1:56:18) discuss UFC championship and interim belts, UFC 288 and UFC 289, almond or oat milk and more. Rob Font around (2:30:16) discusses his win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287, why he took a year off between fights, passing on Frankie Edgar’s final fight, hooping with his wife, competing as a father, what’s next, Sterling vs. Cejudo, and more. The parlay pals around (3:00:28) talk NBA playoffs and look back at their most recent selection. GC also looks back at his most recent picks and reveals the big hitters for the week. They also discuss what’s next for Israel Adesanya and Khamzat Chimaev. Gillian Robertson around (3:26:35) discusses her strawweight debut win in the UFC at UFC Kansas City, if she will stay at strawweight, if she thought Piera Rodriguez tapped, her UFC record, besting Rose Namajunas last year at grappling event, why she is so good at the rear-naked choke, and more. Robert Whittaker around (3:55:37) discusses what happened with his UFC 284 fight with Paulo Costa, Israel Adesanya’s latest performance, what’s next, what he thought of Adesanya knockout, why he thinks he would defeat Adesanya the next time, if he’s surprised Alex Pereira went up a division, if he would fight Paulo Costa or Khamzat Chimaev next, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:44:18

17 Apr 23

Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul reaction, Israel Adesanya's head coach Eugene Bareman, Julianna Peña, Dricus du Plessis, Shane Burgos, Chris Curtis and more

Ariel Helwani and the crew break down around (8:30) the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, who has more to lose, and much more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:24), Ariel Helwani discusses how champs deal with losses, Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen, Israel Adesanya’s UFC 287 celebration, if there are too many rematches, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, Dana White’s recent behavior, the Monster deal, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis, and more. Shane Burgos around (1:31:15) discusses his PFL debut, why it’s at lightweight instead of 145, fighting Olivier Aubin-Mercier, why he pulled out of his previous PFL debut this past fall, his relationship with Dana White and the UFC, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:47:34) discusses his recent nose surgery and possible return, the UFC 287 main event, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, what he meant with his previous comments, what Adesanya said at the press conference, when he wants to face Adesanya, and more. Eugene Bareman around (2:20:23) discusses Israel Adesanya’s latest win at UFC 287, his focus before the fight, his UFC 287 walkout, which parts of his gameplan didn’t work out so well, Adesanya’s celebrations, whom Adesanya should face and when, a possible trilogy fight between Adesanya and Alex Pereira, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:49:36) discusses what happened at UFC 287, his interactions with the fans after the event, if he plans to appeal an alleged headbutt in the second round, why he wants a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum, and more. Julianna Peña around (3:12:34) discusses her upcoming trilogy fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 289, why she got the shot over Irene Aldana, what happened in her second fight with Nunes, how Mike Tyson walked her out in her last fight, why she likes snakes, her regrets after the title, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:35) make their picks for UFC Kansas City, and GC makes his bets for this weekend’s event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul reaction, Israel Adesanya's head coach Eugene Bareman, Julianna Peña, Dricus du Plessis, Shane Burgos, Chris Curtis and more

Ariel Helwani and the crew break down around (8:30) the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight, who has more to lose, and much more. In the latest On the Nose around (47:24), Ariel Helwani discusses how champs deal with losses, Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen, Israel Adesanya’s UFC 287 celebration, if there are too many rematches, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, Dana White’s recent behavior, the Monster deal, Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis, and more. Shane Burgos around (1:31:15) discusses his PFL debut, why it’s at lightweight instead of 145, fighting Olivier Aubin-Mercier, why he pulled out of his previous PFL debut this past fall, his relationship with Dana White and the UFC, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, and more. Dricus du Plessis around (1:47:34) discusses his recent nose surgery and possible return, the UFC 287 main event, Israel Adesanya’s celebration, what he meant with his previous comments, what Adesanya said at the press conference, when he wants to face Adesanya, and more. Eugene Bareman around (2:20:23) discusses Israel Adesanya’s latest win at UFC 287, his focus before the fight, his UFC 287 walkout, which parts of his gameplan didn’t work out so well, Adesanya’s celebrations, whom Adesanya should face and when, a possible trilogy fight between Adesanya and Alex Pereira, and more. Chris Curtis around (2:49:36) discusses what happened at UFC 287, his interactions with the fans after the event, if he plans to appeal an alleged headbutt in the second round, why he wants a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum, and more. Julianna Peña around (3:12:34) discusses her upcoming trilogy fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 289, why she got the shot over Irene Aldana, what happened in her second fight with Nunes, how Mike Tyson walked her out in her last fight, why she likes snakes, her regrets after the title, and more. The parlay pals around (3:57:35) make their picks for UFC Kansas City, and GC makes his bets for this weekend’s event. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

04:21:37

12 Apr 23

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