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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour with Ariel Helwani is back in your life. Twice a week you'll hear interviews with the best fighters and biggest personalities in the sport, plus in-depth analysis of the week's UFC and MMA news. Follow the show on YouTube and on your favorite podcast app for new episodes every Monday and Wednesday.

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Rose Namajunas around (5:34)discusses her upcoming UFC Denver main event, facing Tracy Cortez than instead of Maycee Barber, getting Miranda Moverick’s opponent, what’s next if she wins, beekeeping, the local dog park, her motivation, and more. Michael Page around (27:16) discusses his UFC 303 performance against Ian Machado Garry, England’s performance at Euro 2004, how close he was to being submitted in the first round, what he could have done differently, Garry’s accusations, his walkout song, what’s next, and more. Brendan Loughnane around (47:20) discusses his next PFL playoff fight against Kai Kamaka, England vs. Netherlands, being sick during his last fight week, how he feels about PFL, Paul Hughes, Conor McGregor’s return, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:07:23) discusses his multiple business ventures, what his family wants him to do next, his recent Tweets, comments from Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor, almost fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 279, Diaz vs. Masvidal, meeting celebrities, UFC 303, being on the UFC desk, Alex Pereira, when he asked to be released before UFC 236, his assorted injuries, dealing with losses, life after retirement, and more. Amanda Serrano around (2:05:32) discusses why she took the Stevie Morgan fight instead of wait for the Katie Taylor rematch, if she will watch tape on Morgan, 2-minute rounds, what happened at her Puerto Rico fight, the reason she had to drop out of the fight, what she learned, Skye Nicholson, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (2:42:57), Ariel Helwani discusses peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, UFC 306, influencers asking fighters questions, if pro wrestling is a sport, Shakur Stevenson, England vs. Spain, and more. The parlay pals around (3:44:15) make their latest pick, and Julianna Pena calls in her selection, and GC selects his UFC Denver best bets. 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 around (13:42) discusses how the Diaz vs. Masvidal main event stole the show Saturday night. He discusses the controversial scoring and reveals how he scored the fight. The panel then reacts to the pay-per-view event. They also discussed Nate Diaz’s callouts after the fight. They also discuss what’s next for Jorge Masvidal. Johnny Fisher around (34:03) discusses his recent knockout in his first main event, his Wimbledon trip, how he relates with the fans, ‘bosh,’ his father’s rise to fame, playing rugby, what led to him boxing, what’s next, England vs. Netherlands, and more. Tracy Cortez around (1:01:55) discusses her showdown with Rose Namajunas at UFC Denver, when she got the call, a recent dune buggy accident, how the UFC and her team reacted, how she loves pressure, women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey, how close she is to a title shot, her tattoos, ant tacos, and more. GC around (1:48:31) looks back at his most recent hot dog contest pick. Ariel and panel around (1:56:48) talk about the latest in WWE and the recent controversy surrounding Ryan Garcia. Darren Till around (2:31:13) discusses his boxing debut at Social Knockout 3, how he ended up at the event, what happened to the Julio Cesar Chavez fight, the Moh Mutie finish, what they said to each other, his walkout, what he wants next, Diaz vs. Masvidal, Mike Perry, Paul vs. Perry, 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
Michelle Waterson-Gomez around (16:56) discusses her UFC 303 loss, her retirement decision, the support of fans and teammates, what she will miss, her reaction to the UFC retirement video, what’s next, if she will ever compete again, what she is most proud about in her career, her top fights, if her daughter will fight, and more. Andrei Arlovski around (46:39) discusses his performance at UFC 303, his UFC contract situation, if he thought about calling it quits, his career goals, his longevity, his favorite UFC fight, UFC Hall of Fame, and more. Ariel around (1:22:50) reacts to the DDP vs. Israel Adesanya UFC 305 press conference Tuesday night. Andre Fili around (1:42:07) breaks down his UFC 303 press conference, his tattoos, his roller-coaster UFC career, dealing with depression and anxiety, why he wasn’t happy with his fight with Cub Swanson, his relationship with his parents, and more. Nakisa Bidarian around (2:17:18) discusses Jake Paul’s first fight attempt against Mike Tyson, how they ended up with Mike Perry, MVP’s relationship with Netflix, facing Mike Tyson, if Paul will ever do MMA, Amanda Serrano, when he first met Jake Paul, if there will be a union, his relationship with Dana White at the UFC, why the KSI fight hasn’t happened yet, what happened against Tommy Fury, Jake Paul vs. Logan Paul, Canelo Alvarez, his brother, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (3:07:33), Ariel Helwani discusses UFC middleweights, Joey Chestnutt’s absence from the hot dog contest, Dana White’s comments about Jon Jones, who would win hot ones on the show, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, coach of the year candidates, 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
With UFC 303 in the books, Ariel Helwani around (5:04) discusses all the storylines that came out of Las Vegas on Saturday night, including another triumphant title defense by Alex Pereira. They discuss Pereira’s pound-for-pound ranking and what’s next for him. He also discusses the UFC co-main event drama, Ian Machado Garry’s performance, and more. He also talks about PFL 6, Karate Combat, and Invicta FC’s return. Payton Talbott around (1:00:38) discusses his UFC 303 performance, his fight day weight, media chats, the vape conspiracy, his first-round knockout at UFC 303, if life is changing, pole fitness, MMA fans, his future at bantamweight, and more. Joe Pyfer around (1:32:05) discusses his UFC 303 performance, his rough trip home, his loss to Jack Hermansson, his injury before the Hermansson fight, his allergic reaction, his knockout of Marc-Andre Barriault, who he wants next, and more. Eric. Nicksick around (1:59:54) discusses how Dan Ige ended up in the UFC 303 co-main event, the timeline of events, how they prepared and rallied the troops, the walkout, the gameplan, Francis Ngannou, and more. Ian Machado Garry around (2:31:09) discusses his win over MVP at UFC 303, why he’s upset, how close he was to a finish, if he agreed with the judges, why MVP is so difficult to face, why he didn’t throw calf kicks, finishing fights, Demian Maia in his corner, alleged spying in his camp, his son’s impersonations, Shavkat callout, purple shorts, and more. Diego Lopes around (3:02:23) discusses his win over Dan Ige at UFC 303, his roller-coaster experience with Ortega and than Ige, if he ever thought about turning down the fight, his coach’s visa issues, the hair, and more. Plinio Cruz around (3:25:56), the coach for Alex Pereira, discuses Pereira’s performance in the UFC 303 main event, when he first met Pereira and why Pereira took that LFA fight, his toes, sparring Tai Tuivasa, dancing before the fight, the face-off before the fight, the first round, what Pereira should do next, the possible move to heavyweight, and more. The parlay pals around (4:25:15) recap their latest pick, and GC looks back at his UFC 303 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
In the latest On the Nose around (7:43), Ariel Helwani discusses the biggest non-UFC fight in MMA, UFC Denver, if Israel Adesanya is worthy of a title shot, the death of Roman Reigns’ father, Chael Sonnen’s comments about Conor McGregor, retired fighters, Arman Tsarukyan’s suspension, Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul, and more. Eddie Hearn around (1:02:20) discusses Anthony Joshua vs. Daniel Dubois in London, the IBF heavyweight title, boxing press conferences, his relationship with Ben Shalom, pulling a recent fight, Boxing Super League rumors, Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul, Jake Paul conversation, and more. Payton Talbott around (1:31:43) discusses his upcoming UFC 303 fight, his YouTube videos, his meeting with Tony Hawk, his comments about other bantamweights, salad fingers, Sean O’Malley, Conor McGregor, his celebration, merch, old wrestling photo, and more. Devin Haney around (2:01:29) discusses his recent fight against Ryan Garcia, if he suspected Garcia was on PEDs, if he has talked to Garcia since the fight, how the loss has hurt him, what happened in the fight, his boots in the fight, the bowling alley dance, if he wants to fight Garcia again, Eddie Hearn’s comments, Tank Davis, weight classes, and more. Robert Whittaker around (2:24:44) discusses his recent win over Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Saudi Arabia, his root canals before the fight, when he found out Khamzat Chimaev was out of the fight, if he thought about withdrawing from the fight, fight week, crowd reaction, a viral bus photo, his walkout, the finish against Aliskerov, his popularity, what’s next for him, facing Chimaev again, UFC 305, Adesanya vs. DDP, Pereira vs. Prochazka 2, the voices in his head, and more. Ariel and the panel around (3:15:06) make their International Fight Week draft. The parlay boys around (3:29:37) make their latest selection, and GC makes his UFC 303 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 around (10:36) discusses UFC Saudi Arabia, Bellator Dublin, PFL event, Kelvin Gastelum’s weight issues, what’s next for Robert Whittaker, PFL vs. Bellator, Conor McGregor’s appearance at Bellator event, McGregor’s injury and future, and more. Paul Hughes around (1:00:52) discusses winning his Bellator Dublin debut, his fight week, the opening round, the lack of a callout, Conor McGregor’s appearance, what they said to each other after the fight, his post-fight pizza, his return, PFL vs. Bellator, fighting in the U.S., and more. Ian Machado Garry around (1:32:32) discusses his upcoming UFC 303 fight on MVP, his low profile before the fight, when he found out Conor McGregor was out for UFC 303, McGregor’s injury reaction, his interest in the Michael Page fight, Colby Covington, why the Covington fight didn’t happen, and more. The parlay pals around (1:55:02) look back at their most recent selection, and GC looks back at his most recent picks. The panel around (2:12:58) takes a closer look at the Ryan Garcia suspension aftermath and how fans are treating Devin Haney. Jiri Prochazka around (2:30:12) discusses when he found out he would main event UFC 303, the previous plan to face Alex Pereira later in the year, why he said yes to UFC 303 offer, his recent trip for three days of darkness, if there was an early stoppage in his first fight against Pereira, what he learned at UFC 300, his staredown with Pereira before their last 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
Ariel Helwani around (5:13) kicks off the show by discussing the circumstances around Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry being booked, where Perry ranks among the most successful post-UFC careers, and how the new fight compares to the originally scheduled July 20 bout between Paul and Mike Tyson. Tatsuro Taira around (32:07) discusses his career-best win at UFC Vegas 93, the injury suffered by opponent Alex Perez, setting his sights on flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja, who he thinks is the best Japanese UFC fighter ever, and more. Jake Paul and Mike Perry around (1:03:47) come face to face via video conference and engage in some heated trash talk, including how the action went when they previously sparred, who has more street cred, whether Perry can steal the Mike Tyson fight with a win over Paul, their predictions for how their boxing match ends, their difference in mentality when they step into the ring, and more. Kade Ruotolo around (1:56:21) discusses his MMA debut, how much longer he plans to compete in grappling, his longtime passion for MMA, why he chose to compete in the upcoming Craig Jones Invitational over ADCC, his take on whether Dustin Poirier could have avoided being choked out by Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, and more. The Parlay Boys around (2:28:07) recap the weekend and look at the best bets for upcoming UFC Saudi Arabia, PFL, and Bellator events. Ariel Helwani around (2:43:50) answers your questions in On the Nose, including how he handled the reporting around the cancelled Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight, his beef with Michael Bisping, what’s up with Sean O’Malley and Merab Dvalishvili, the future of the MMA Hour, what are the best MMA movies, does Alex Pereira have the “skibidi rizz,” is Saudi Arabia about to make a power play in boxing, 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
Ariel Helwani around (15:45) kicks off the show by recapping the busy combat sports weekend, diving deep into what happened with Conor McGregor’s UFC 303 injury dropout, and responding to Michael Bisping’s criticisms. Rampage Jackson around (59:22) discusses the booming success of his Jaxxon podcast, his upcoming match at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport event, what happened with his supposed fight against Shannon Briggs, Conor McGregor’s injury withdrawal, Jon Jones’ upcoming video game, helping Riddick Bowe, his relationship with Darrill Schoonover, and more. Mikey Musumeci around (1:35:15) discusses his viral ONE Championship interview, his win over Gabriel Sousa, his emotional reaction to the beef, moving up three divisions to challenge Kade Ruotolo, being bullied as a child, the problem with steroids in jiu-jitsu, the Craig Jones vs. ADCC war, a future MMA transition, pizza preferences, and more. Paulo Costa around (2:04:05) discusses his UFC 302 bout against Sean Strickland, what went wrong in the fight, why he needs to bring back the old Paulo, why he wants Khamzat Chimaev next, Dricus du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya, his viral first pitch, Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov, the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen boxing exhibition, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (2:35:21) discusses her latest first-round PFL win, her success with body shots, her road in the upcoming PLF playoffs, why her walkout with Mysterious Frank didn’t happen, the date of her semifinal fight, and more. The Parlay Boys around (3:04:11) look back at another winning 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
Ariel Helwani around (5:06) discusses the latest news surrounding UFC 303 and Conor McGregor’s return. In the latest On the Nose around (16:31), Ariel Helwani discusses the UFC 305 main event, the UFC Hall of Fame, Invicta to CBS, favorite MMA moments, UFC 303 fallout, NBA insiders, what’s next for Jake Paul next fight, and more. Anderson Silva around (59:53) discusses his upcoming fight against Chael Sonnen, their rivalry, why this fight is boxing and not MMA, having his son on the fight card, the UFC Hall of Fame, the Jake Paul fight, what’s next, and more. Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen around (1:11:50) then both answer questions. Chael Sonnen around (1:21:54) discusses his upcoming fight with Anderson Silva, his reception from fans, how he ended up with Silva, Jorge Masvidal, Conor McGregor news, the Sonnen vs. Silva UFC fight, and more. Raul Rosas Jr. around (2:07:30) discusses his UFC Louisville win, why he dropped out of his UFC Mexico City fight, what Ricky Turcios told him after the fight, his future at bantamweight, if he can break Jon Jones’ record, when he wants to return, his coach’s death, and more. Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe around (2:28:31) discuss their upcoming fight this weekend, the locker rooms, their first fight together, how they have improved, who will be next with a win, Madonna dating rumors, Ben Whittaker, Tyson Fury, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:50:44) returns to On the Nose to discuss how the UFC is handling UFC 303 drama, tattoos, best jobs, Caitlin Clark, and more. The parlay pals around (3:38:50) 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
Ariel Helwani around (3:59) wraps up a busy combat sports weekend with the recent brawl at the latest Diaz vs. Masvidal press conference, the Tyson vs. Paul date change, UFC Louisville, NXT event at UFC Apex, and more. Jared Cannonier around (37:06)discusses the UFC Louisville main event’s controversial stoppage, how the fight ended, what he lost with the result, a tough training camp, why he wants a rematch, what happened after the right, Jason Herzog’s decision, and more. Dominick Reyes around (1:04:10) discusses ending his losing skid at UFC Louisville, his blood clots, how he turned things around, what fight night was like, how he ended up with a bonus, how he ignores the haters, how far he is from a title shot, Jon Jones, and more. Savannah Marshall around (1:31:42) discusses her PFL win in her MMA debut, her fight week, how she felt about her performance, her rivalry with Claressa Shields, her staredown with Shields, what she needs to work on, if boxing or MMA will be next, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:09:10) discusses Conor McGregor and UFC 303. Dustin Poirier around (2:15:22) discusses his loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, the injuries he suffered, the viral photo from the fight, when he hurt his ribs before the fight, the fan support, fight week, the remixed walkout, his custom shorts, his daughter’s reaction, his gameplan, fixing his shorts, the finish, if he’s going to retire, his legacy, the new gloves, his welcome home, if there’s any regrets, and more. Chito Vera around (3:02:49( discusses his new gym, his upcoming opponent Deiveson Figueiredo, coming up short against Sean O’Malley, motivational quote, skating with Tony Hawk, bouncing back, Figueiredo’s strengths, Nick Diaz, and more. The parlay pals around (3:39:36) look back at their most recent pick, and GC recaps his 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 around (6:04) gives an update on the status of Conor McGregor and the UFC 303 main event. Michael Chiesa around (30:31) discusses the drama surrounding UFC 303, McGregor vs. Chandler, his upcoming fight against Tony Ferguson, his previous scheduled fight against Ferguson, whether retirement is in his head, his MMA journey, the Chiesa curse, and more Arman Tsarukyan around (1:01:53) discusses Islam Makhachev’s win over Dustin Poirier, why the Makhachev who showed up to UFC 302 would be an easy fight, Makhachev calling for a welterweight title shot, wanting to fight at Madison Square Garden, a timeline for the matchup, private jets, choking out alligators, and more. Savannah Marshall around (1:33:05) discusses her MMA debut against Mirela Vargas at Saturday’s PFL Europe event, how the opportunity came about, why the transition has been much harder than she expected, training with Tom Aspinall, having the full Aspinall family in her corner, the chances she never boxing again, and more. Curtis Blaydes around (2:01:25) discusses his UFC 304 interim title challenge against Tom Aspinall, Ciryl Gane turning down the opportunity, why Jon Jones isn’t a real heavyweight champion, why Aspinall is the most skilled heavyweight in the world, why he’s going to be a vampire for a week in Manchester, and more. The Parlay Boys around (2:21:16) make their latest sections for the combat sports weekend. On the latest edition of On the Nose around (2:41:14), Ariel Helwani and crew discuss the UFC’s all-in embrace of Donald Trump, how relationships with MMA managers work, the possibility of Max Holloway vs. Michael Chandler, the coverage of women in MMA compared to the recent WNBA controversies, the history of pound-for-pound, whether Islam Makhachev gets enough credit, MMA Mt. Rushmores, casting an MMA version of ‘Inside the NBA,’ and more. Dave Feldman and Nobuyuki Sakakibara around (3:30:06) announce a new partnership between BKFC and RIZIN, what the partnership means, how it came together, Dana White, the possibility of Robbie Lawler joining BKFC, the status of Kyoji Horiguchi, 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
Ariel Helwani around (1:39) wraps up UFC 302 and the memorable main event. He then discusses the cancellation of the McGregor vs. Chandler press conference and the UFC 303 fight card. He then discusses the top pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. He also discusses the judging. Eddie Alvarez around (1:14:52) discusses the UFC 302 main event, if his kids will end up fighting, the comparisons between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, the first round for Makhachev and Poirier, a possible Khabib vs. Islam fight, Poirier’s legacy, Arman vs. Islam, when Alvarez might fight again, Sean Strickland’s BKFC comments, the UFC 302 co-main event, McGregor vs. Chandler, and more. Randy Brown around (1:49:23) discusses his UFC 302 win, his performance and injuries, how he adapted, what he said after the fight, why he called out Geoff Neal, Garry vs. MVP, and more. Ailin Perez around (2:11:09) discusses her UFC 302 win, if this fight was personal, her relationship with Joselyne Edwards, what they said after the fight, the new gloves, why she wants to fight Kayla Harrison, Harrison’s UFC debut, Paulo Costa’s dancing, and more. Demetrious Johnson around (2:38:20) discusses the UFC 302 main event, the finish by Islam Makhachev, Arman vs. Islam, Conor McGregor’s statement, if Dustin Poirier is a UFC Hall of Famer, Islam vs. Leon Edwards, poor judging at UFC 302, Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, and more. The panel around (3:17:28) continues to discuss the McGregor vs. Chandler press conference postponement, the Tyson vs. Paul cancellation, Logan Paul vs. Jake Paul, Jake Paul vs. KSI, and more. The parlay pals around (3:47:15) look back at their most recent selection, and GC recaps his UFC 302 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 around (5:29) discusses Gegard Mousasi’s departure from the PFL, UFC 303 news, McGregor vs. Chandler press conference, Usyk vs. Fury 2, Nick Diaz’s return, and more. In the latest On the Nose around (26:32), Ariel Helwani discusses if the UFC Abu Dhabi main event winner earns a title shot, UFC Abu Dhabi vs. UFC Saudi Arabia card, Conor McGregor’s next fight if he wins, if Dustin Poirier is headed to UFC Hall of Fame with a win or loss, McGregor’s partying, if this is Poirier’s final fight, what’s next for Gegard Mousasi, and more. Mike Brown around (1:11:24) discusses Dustin Poirier’s upcoming title shot at UFC 302, five-round fights, if this could be Poirier’s final fight, Poirier’s obsession with the guillotine, what if Poirier wins the title with that submission, Islam vs. Khabib, Kayla Harrison’s UFC debut, Nick Diaz’s return, Brown’s prediction for the fight, and more. The parlay pals around (1:31:17) make their latest selection, and GC announces his picks for UFC 302. Ariel Helwani around :1:40:17) answers more questions On the Nose. Craig Jones around (1:52:07) discusses the upcoming Craig Jones Invitational, competing against the ADCC, his $1 million grand prize, his competition against Gabi Garcia, visiting Ukraine, Dillon Danis, Gordon Ryan, trying for a guillotine, better grappler Islam or Khabib, and more. Michael Page around (2:52:52) discusses his upcoming fight against Ian Machado Garry at UFC 303, why the fight happened so soon, Garry’s antics, if this fight will be the UFC 303 co-main event, Garry’s talents, facing Nick Diaz, and more. Ariel answers around (3:32:33) more questions from On the Nose. Luke Littler around (3:57:45) describes his rise in darts, competing at Madison Square Garden, if he gets nervous at big events, going to WrestleMania, Manchester United, if he would do influencer boxing, his favorite MMA fighters, UFC 304, 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
In the latest On the Nose around (5:59), Ariel Helwani discusses the drama surrounding the PFL, if Ariel has been offered a fight in influencer boxing, Fury vs. Joshua, Inside the NBA, Mike Perry BKFC title shots, UFC 304, and more. Gegard Mousasi around (41:57) discusses his seats at Bellator Paris, why he can’t fight at Bellator or PFL, if he might sue them in the future, if he would fight in PFL regular-season tournament, what he’s been up to now, and more. Dakota Ditcheva around (1:04:38) discusses Manchester City, her PFL return next month, her toughest test in the tournament, when she first went to ATT, training with her brother and mother, how she matches up against UFC’s best, pro boxing, UFC 304 timing, takes a Manchester City trivia challenge, and more. Paige VanZant and Elle Brooke around (1;56:11) discuss their upcoming Misfits Boxing main event, how PVZ ended up with Misfits Boxing, who is under more pressure, Brooke’s issues with PVZ’s career, the promotion for the fight, PVZ’s comments about Ben Askren, PVZ vs. Dillon Danis, if PVZ is done with MMA and BKFC, and more. Frank Warren around (2:38:32) discusses the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Uysk showdown, Fury’s post-fight interview, the rematch, how he scored the fight, Dubois vs. Hrgovic, his relationship with Eddie Hearn, Joyce vs. Chisora, and more. Lerone Murphy around (3:09:56) discusses his win over Edson Barboza, any possible injuries, when he would like to return, his nickname, UFC 304 timing, Manchester United trivia challenge, fighting at the UFC Apex, and more. Ariel around (3:31:33) answers a series of questions on Manchester City and the Knicks. GC around (3:42:45) looks back at this recent bets. Ariel around (3:43:41) then returns to On the Nose to answer a few remaining 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
Ariel Helwani around (13:05) looks back at the Ring of Fire event between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk and the UFC 304 main event news. They also discuss Cedric Doumbe’s latest PFL win. Cedric Doumbe around (43:33) discusses his PFL Paris win, the pressure he faced, the crowd, Victor Wembanyama, his performance against Jaleel Willis, Anthony Pettis, his walkout, if Pettis will be in France or not, and more. Dmitry Salitra around (1:03:33) discusses his DAZN deal, his upcoming shows, his relationship with Jarrell Miller, Salitra’s career, the best promoter in boxing, if Usyk was robbed of a knockout against Fury, the best women’s fighter, Claressa Shields competing in MMA, how he got his start into boxing, Tyson vs. Paul, and more. Leon Edwards around (1:54:49) discusses his UFC 304 title defense against Belal Muhammad, the time of the main event, UFC 300, his first fight against Muhammad, his fight and the aftermath with Colby Covington, MVP’s debut, Conor McGregor, and more. Bobby Green around (2:21:59) discusses his upcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 304, Pimblett’s recent comments, UFC 300, the Jalin Turner fight, Dillon Danis, and more. Eddie Hearn around (3:08:44) discusses his Fury vs. Usyk attire, how he scored the showdown, the 9th round, who is the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, the rematch between Fury and Usyk, how he’s treated at Oscar De La Hoya events, Ben Shalom, Haney vs. Garcia, Chantelle Cameron, Canelo vs. Crawford, and more. The parlay pals around (3:48:04) look back at their most recent 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
Frank Warren around (3:27) discusses Tyson Fury’s upcoming clash with Oleksandr Usyk, Fury’s current shape, the key for the fight, Fury’s legacy, Fury vs. Joshua, the 5 v. 5 event, Ben Shalom, Chantelle Cameron, and more. Matt Brown around (35:40) discusses his decision to retire from the UFC, where it happened, his reasoning behind the decision, his UFC 300 wishes, the reaction from the fans, his favorite UFC fights, the lessons he learned from the Robbie Lawler fight, if he has any regrets, if he will ever fight again, his future plans, the UFC montage played during a date, and more. Cedric Doumbe around (1:05:49) discusses his upcoming PFL fight this Friday, the controversial finish to his last fight, if he will wear shoes to the cage this time, his entrance, Anthony Pettis, his face-off with Jaleel Willis, his new PFL deal, and more. Ariel Helwani and crew around (1:27:04) look back at the Tyson vs. Paul press conference in New York City. Tyson Fury around (1:35:35) discusses his upcoming fight against Oleksandr Usyk, his family life, his father’s behavior during fight week, his new physique, Saudi Arabia, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and more. Darren Till around (2:09:24) discusses his boxing fight on the Tyson vs. Paul undercard, when he was first contacted about the fight, who he wants to fight after this fight, and more. Turki Alalshikh around (2:38:33) discusses the Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul fight, Fury vs. Usyk, if the Fury vs. Usyk rematch will be next, his dedication to boxing, the first UFC card in June, future UFC plans, Canelo vs. Crawford, his issues with the IBF, his dream fights, Ryan Garcia, John Fury’s headbutt, his message for the fans, Ariel vs. Dana, and more. Carlos Ulberg around (3:19:45) discusses his quick knockout at UFC St. Louis, his UFC run, what he wants next, his eyebrows, and more. Ariel around (3:40:02) calls Julianna Pena to figure out if she will rejoin the parlay pals. Pena discusses what she wants next, Kayla Harrison’s debut, and more. The parlay pals around (3:49:53) make their latest selections, and GC makes his picks for the upcoming weekend. Ih the latest On the Nose around (4:01:13), Ariel Helwani discusses what he would ask Dana White, if fighters should be able to bet on themselves, Eurovision, the UFC 302 main event, GC’s favorite bets, Khamzat Chimaev, his relationship with Pat McAfee, 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
Ariel Helwani around (3:26) opens the show by paying tribute to UFC veteran Art Jimmerson, who died last week. He then looks back at a busy combat sports weekend, including the person who announced the wrong winner for a fight. Helwani then takes a closer look at the UFC St. Louis storylines, what’s next for Derrick Lewis, and Joaquin Buckley’s post-fight speech. Chase Hooper around (34:52) discusses his win at UFC St. Louis, if Viacheslav Borschchev tapped, the fans reacting to the controversy, his recent UFC run, life as a lightweight, sports psychology, and more. David Feldman around (1:05:14) discusses the BKFC KnuckleMania 4 event, Quitter of the Night award, what’s next for Mike Perry, if Dillon Danis could join BKFC, how Conor McGregor became involved with the BKFC, if they are close to a TV deal, and more. The parlay pals around (1:39:22) make their latest selection, and GC reveals his picks over the past weekend. Jose Aldo around (1:57:09) discusses why he decided to return to the UFC at UFC 301, how he ended up with the crown, if he was nervous before the fight, what he wants to do next, the Tyson vs. Paul fight card, his UFC Hall of Fame walkout, his first suit, and more. Darren Till around (2:37:04) discusses what’s next for him, if he would compete in bare knuckle, Tyson vs. Paul, if he has signed with a promoter, a previous bad weight cut, his UFC tenure, when he hopes to make an UFC return, McGregor vs. Chandler, and more. Cherneka Johnson around (3:04:27) discusses how she reacted to the scores read in her last fight, when she found out she was the real winner, what she said after the fight to the crowd, if she got an explanation for the error, if she wants to do a rematch with Nina Hughes, her viral cut during a previous fight, hot air ballooning, 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
In the latest edition of On the Nose around (5:33), Ariel Helwani and the crew answer your questions about UFC streaming, Tyson vs. Paul, RIZIN posters, the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake beef, Naoya Inoue’s win over Luis Nery, the chances Inoue fights Tank Davis, the latest in the Ryan Garcia saga, the roast of Tom Brady, and more. Mike Perry around (1:02:03) discusses his Thiago Alves win at BKFC KnuckleMania 4, if he is the baddest man in combat sports, what he plans to do next, his issues with Dillon Danis, Darren Till, Jake Paul sparring footage, Diaz vs. Masvidal, his kit for his last BKFC outing, and more. Anthony Smith around (1:31:32) discusses his recent UFC 301 win, his Alex Pereira comments, the grappling bet with Pereira, how was he received in Brazil, the Bruce Buffer announcement, why he likes international events, what’s next for Jamahal Hill, his UFC 301 finish, how Vitor Petrino could have stopped it, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, when he would like to return, the UFC 301 main event, Jose Aldo’s next step, and more. Chael Sonnen around (2:13:52) discusses if he’s technically in the UFC Hall of Fame, the Cedric Doumbe loss in the PFL, if he will run for governor, the Ryan Garcia drug tests, UFC 301 main event, being friends with Sean Strickland, Colby Covington vs. Ian Garry, Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, his lawsuit, and more. Ariel Helwani around (2:54:25) then talks to Anthony Smith about his UFC 300 tattoo. Cory Sandhagen around (2:57:24) discusses a possible basketball game with Ariel Helwani, his upcoming fight with Umar Nurmagomedov, if he’s close to a title shot, career goals, his recent time off, his criticism of Chito Vera, Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Jose Aldo’s return, Abu Dhabi story, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, how his fight with Nurmagomedov will turn out, and more. The parlay pals around (3:33:42) make their latest selection, and GC makes his latest picks. Ariel Helwani around (3:41:07) returns to On the Nose to discuss the UFC heavyweight picture, the best roasters at the Tom Brady event, best seasons of The Challenge, 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
Ariel Helwani discusses around (3:27) UFC 301, the close main event, Jose Aldo’s return, Shogun Rua to the UFC Hall of Fame, Canelo Alvarez’s win, and more. The panel around (19:08) discusses the Tom Brady roast, the Knicks game, Francis Ngannou’s son’s death, the UFC 301 main event, what’s next for Aldo, the rest of the UFC 301 card, the Conor McGregor announcement, McGregor to BKFC, PFL vs. BKFC, UFC 304 timing, and more. Dan Hardy and Veronica Hardy around (1:01:01) join us in studio to discuss her upcoming fight at UFC St. Louis, the Jack Shore injury at UFC 301, Jose Aldo’s return, her spot on the card, how V. Hardy has improved, crystals, new UFC gloves, UFC 304 timing, UFC 300, Max Holloway’s future, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, Canelo Alvarez, PFL vs. BKFC, Cedric Doumbe’s last outing, and more. Dustin Poirier around (1:59:10) discusses his upcoming title shot against Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, if he thought he was close to a title shot, when he got the call, if there was any hesitation to take the fight, if this will be his last fight, how this could be his final title shot, recent Makhachev comments, thoughts from watching tape, Khabib Nurmagomedov comparisons, Max Holloway’s UFC 300 finish, if he will try for a guillotine, Jose Aldo’s return, new gloves, why this fight means so much, and more. Paul Hughes around (2:35:08) drops by in studio to discuss how he ended up with the PFL, the process, Ray Sefo leaking the information, his Bellator debut, Bobby King, how many times he wants to fight this year, Andrew Schultz, his hand injuries, living up the hype, Conor McGregor’s return, training with Michael Chandler, and more. Alexandre Pantoja around (3:20:23) discusses his UFC 301 title defense, the fifth round, his cut, the crowd after the fight, why he wants to face Demetrious Johnson, who he wants to fight next, and more. GC around (4:02:08) recaps his recent picks for UFC 301 and other recent fights. 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
Ilia Topuria around (2:28) talks about life as a UFC champion, what he told himself before he made the walk at UFC 298, why his X bio changed, visiting Real Madrid stadium and his reception after the win, UFC 300, his reaction to the BMF title fight, if the BMF title will be on the line, when he would like to fight again, The Sphere card, an event at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, his conversation with Sean O’Malley, meeting Lionel Messi, his recent music video, his message to Max Holloway, how the fight would play out, and more. Bo Nickal around (35:06) discusses his UFC 300 performance, UFC 300 fight week, his lengthy break, his reaction to the win, his conversations with Dana White, his first fight as a Dad, Khamzat Chimaev’s comments, Chimaev vs. Whittaker, when he would like to return, WWE, his beef with Jordan Burroughs, and more. Jiri Prochazka around (1:01:16) discusses his UFC 300 performance, bouncing back from his Alex Pereira loss, if he doubted himself after the defeat, if he regretted taking that fight, the UFC 300 fight week, visiting the arena before the fight, the second round of the fight against Aleksandar Rakic, how did it feel to get stoppage, the “samurai” comments, Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill, if Hill should be next, facing Pereira next, and more. Oscar De La Hoya around (1:43:03) drops by in studio to discuss the upcoming Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia event, his dinner with Garcia, Garcia’s antics before the fight, if there are any warning signs, if he ever thought of postponing the fight, if there is a rematch clause, UFC 300, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, what happened at the Mets game, Bill Haney’s comments, making the fight, the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia fight, and more. Mike Perry around (2:13;13) discusses headlining BKFC Knucklemania 4 against Thiago Alves, Darren Till turning down offer, will he ever fight Till, UFC 300, if he will ever return to the UFC, Misfits boxing, Jake Paul, and more. Yan Xiaonan around (2:41:32) discusses her UFC 300 loss to Zhang Weili, UFC 300 fight week, if she was nervous, her thumb injury, the end of the first round, what happened with her corner after the round, the support after the fight, what she wishes she could have done differently, what’s next, Weili vs. Tatiana Suarez, and more. Michael Chandler around (3:04:42) discusses the announcement of his UFC 303 fight against Conor McGregor, when he signed, if 185 pounds was ever discussed, 3 or 5 rounds, if he has seen Road House, if he ever thought that this wouldn’t happen, if the UFC ever offered him another fight, if he doubts Conor McGregor will show up, if he will attack McGregor’s leg, how he wants the BMF belt, Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev, new gloves, the BMF title fight, training camp without his family, and more. GC around (3:45:17) reveals his bet and parlay for this upcoming weekend. In the latest edition of On the Nose around (3:51:00), Ariel Helwani discusses what’s next for Alex Pereira, Dustin Poirier’s title shot, if a chat with Dana White will ever happen, the UFC 303 announcement, studio vs. hotel room interviews, the UFC 303 fight card, Taylor vs. Serrano 2, 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
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Comments (60)

Shawn Cahill

That story about not working on the weekly sabbath must have brought conviction to Ariel, as he doesn't observe such (at least not consistently).

May 21st
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Shawn Cahill

Starts @ 4:09

May 21st
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Shawn Cahill

Starts @ 3:35

May 7th
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Shawn Cahill

2:00 to skip ads 👍

Mar 19th
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Shawn Cahill

2:37:40 😂

Feb 11th
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Shawn Cahill

Over five minutes of ads. That may be a record.

Jan 30th
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Shawn Cahill

Did I hear correct that ESPN wanted Colby to remove his MAGA hat?

Dec 15th
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Shawn Cahill

I start day dreaming when they talk about stick and ball sports. 🥱

Dec 1st
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yoyo

this time last year Sean became champion??? last month maybe..... lol!! I must've misunderstood

Nov 23rd
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Shawn Cahill

23:00 to bypass Ariel talking about Israel the country.

Oct 10th
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Shawn Cahill

Starts at 2:30

Oct 10th
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Shawn Cahill

I wish Ariel would have asked how her sister Victoria died. If it wasn't due to the mRNA shot, why does it seem to be shrouded in mystery?

Oct 6th
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Shawn Cahill

Ariel can't atone for his sins, let alone anyone else's. Read the Hebrew Bible Ariel.

Sep 28th
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Shawn Cahill

4:06:30 Ariel on Yom Kippur you don't atone for your sins. Read Leviticus 16 and you will see it was God's appointed priest who atoned for Israel. Today the high priest is Christ Jesus. Don't be fooled by Rabbinic Judaism.

Sep 23rd
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Shawn Cahill

Listening to Ariel and homeboy watching football was super boring.

Sep 19th
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Shawn Cahill

Starts @ 3:05

Sep 8th
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Shawn Cahill

2:10:00 "Only for biological girls" 🤣

Jul 29th
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Shawn Cahill

DDP's comments have nothing to do with apartheid. C'mon Ariel, DDP made this clear and yet you seem to perpetuate this. I don't know if you're trying to stir up drama, or just drinking the woke Kool Aid. I think Israel is a victim of Critical Race Theory, sad.

Jul 11th
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the master

72 hour fast is one way to permaneny lower testosterone production.

Jun 24th
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Shawn Cahill

Ariel be drinking that woke Kool Aid.

Jun 9th
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