Luke Brother canât you come up with anything better than Ceasar is home??? Youâre a Jarhead for crying out loud and I know you can come up with a better catch phrase than that... SFMF
Like Thomas is great, but starting the show with the Monday Morning Analyst segment is awful. I listen to the podcast, so I canât see what heâs talking about. Pretty dumb. I listen for a while, then get frustrated, then go listen to something else. The analyst program used to be another podcast. That was a good idea. Forty minutes talking about stuff I canât see is not.
The MMAnalyst is the most boring thing ever. Keep that on YouTube. Otherwise a 5 star rating. Everything else awesome. Huge fan.
But Luke is an arrogant blow hard.
All the 5 stars came when Ariel was captain of the ship. Snobby, cocky, better than you, if you donât agree with my superior, elitist opinion, then you are a donk and redneck racist Luke Thomas killed this show. This guy is your typical liberal racist âyouâre not allowed an opinion unless you agree with me.â Itâs a shame. This used to be the best mma podcast.
Great minds providing great insights
Was better with Ariel but isnât too bad. Good guests but not the best interviewer
Best MMA show on any platform. Luke Thomas turned this from an interview-athon with zero fight analysis or humor to my favorite podcast. Funny, smart fight talk. Boom.
Arielâs show was great and really filled a need in MMA when it started. However, I personally prefer the new incarnation of the âMMA Hourâ under Luke Thomas. I simply think Luke it striking he right ratio of interviews to opinion and two hours feels perfect.
Luke has been a great replacement. I like him a lot. All shows have been good so far. Blicky wit a stiffy uhh
Love the show still. I think I like it even more now that Luke is hosting. Still love Ariel and will listen to his new show as well. Win win for me. Two great shows. Love the fact cursing is uncensored. Keep it up Luke
Thank you for not leaving us hanging. Luke congratulations ð¾ððð
So happy Luke Thomas has taken over! Resubscribed!
Best MMA podcast!
Ariel is closer to a communist than he is a journalist. He has constant anti-UFC bias and perpetuates it weekly. He brings in guests weekly to bash the UFC pay structure and promote a union as a part of his left wing agenda. He even works in some Donald Trump bashing in a not so subtle way. Ariel is an entertainer, and has an entertaining show but he is FAR from a journalist!
Hardest working journalist in the game!!
Ariel Helwani is arguably one of the best MMA journalists in the business, however, he has a tendency to pontificate and drone on about certain subjects for extended periods of time which can get annoying. I am not interested in his viewpoints about the graphic design of certain MMA promotional posters, the WWE, other sports, etc. The show is customarily clocks in at 5+ hours and is always a sequence of fighter interviews, 65% of which are predictable and boring (fighter talks about her/his win/loss, training camp, hypes up her/his skills and predicts she/he will win over their next opponent, etc. The remaining 35% are athletes with something to say or they have somehow understood how to be entertaining. Thankfully the podcast is presented with individual interview start times so you can skip the ones you don't want to listen to. I am a UFC fan so i selectively dip in and out. The MMA beat is a bit better in my humble opinion: Helwani shares it with 3-4 other journalists and together they analyze current goings-on. That one clocks in at 90 minutes which is a lot more digestable.
about the fighters and everything current about our favorite sport. I appreciate what you are doing Ariel and production staff, you are doing the sport and fans a huge service
The best journalist in mma.
Ariel and NY Rick are the best
Itâs marathon season, and I listen to the MMA hour when I train. As we get deeper into the spring Iâm gonna need some six and seven our shows to get me through the week. ð
Very informative and covers all the major issues. The interview with Uriah Faber was amazing. I already liked him and Team Alpha Male, but now I am an even bigger fan!Ariel is one of the best in the biz at talking MMA, but everything can always use improvement and this is no exception. His show would be so much better if he stopped whining about hurt feelings with fighters that come on his shows. His show is so long as currently constructed, so some editing would go a long way in making his show so Much better. There are a lot of people that will not listen to a single podcast that is 3-4 hours, so some restructuring may be in order. Sometimes less is more. I still believe that he is the quintessential interviewer in MMA!
Needs more Platinum Mike Perry!And whatever happened to the McCorkle Minute?
Ariel Helwani is the GOAT when it comes to MMA reporting and interviewing. This shows is the original and the best. Always great guests and great insight. New York Ric is a great part of this weekly show as well. My only issue is that it's just too long to listen to every interview every week. Maybe break up the podcast by hour or by guest. That way listeners could devour it in bite-sized chunks. 5-stars overall. A must for any MMA fan.
Ariel puts in the time
Arielâs interview with Frank Trigg is a must listen. Ariel asked one or two questions and Frank spoke for about a half hour non-stop. Wish Frank good luck on his reffing gig.
Highly entertaining and informative
Covington on the show?Eubanks on the show?Roxy but no Nicco? Being adult, dramatic crybaby?
Ariel is the GOAT! This podcast is the best source of MMA news! Best thing about Monday!
Best UFC/MMA show Iâve found so far, great guest, conversations, interviews and news.
Pound for pound the best podcast covering Mixed Martial Arts.
Hi Iâm Ariel and I look past amazing fights and finishes so I can talk about how cool anyone was on the mic or talk about how they didnât capitalize on the mic. Itâs fun and all hearing a middle school kids version of a fight but like most things in life your depiction of a scenario matures As you grow older, one would hope. If you want to pretend MMA is WWE and pray it ends up that way this is your podcast people
Ariel is one of the best reporters in the game. I would go as far as to say he is the best interviewer in all of sports! Very informative podcast. I love the guests
Unsubscribing as I'm not interested in lessons on politics/morality/life from a Canadian mma journalist. At least with fighting Helwani only allowed out a small amount of bias..
Show has lost its touch. Sick of his politics views. Better mma shows.
Just want to say thank you for the extra shows and love the MMA hour!!! I am a subscriber and always will be all in for everything Helwani!!! 100% all in and always subscribe to whatever Ariel does!!!Thanks for the entertainment!!!Anthony FanucchiDiscovery Bay, Ca
No doubt the #1 show out there. Literally if your a champion wanting to talk to fans, a fighter wanting to retire, etc they all come to this show.Ariel is best in the business and I haven't missed an episode in years.
Ariel is hands-down the best MMA reporter currently in the biz. Constantly books top talent.
Beat MMA interview show.
Ariel is probably the best interviewer in MMA. Great production and professional. But unfortunately (for me at least), he is straying further and further from the actual fights and focusing more on critical business analysis, drama side of MMA, etc. if that is your preference, you'll enjoy this show. But if you are interested in fight/card analysis, listen to heavy hands or round table. Im just not interested in listening to podcasts that focus on the UFC's poor business practices. That is where Ariel is going unfortunately.
Great source of MMA news, relevant show guests. Entertaining show.
Best nose in tha Game.
He goes in detail of the mma fighting community. Haven't seen anyone do a better job on covering the sport.
The best mma podcast in the business. Never miss an episode.
Should change the title to MMA 4 hours
News in a nutshell brought to you by the best reporter in mma, what more can you ask for?
The MMA Hour is the best podcast on the market, bar none (NOT the best MMA podcast, the best, period). Nowhere can one find the depth of relevant guests, a host who is both unafraid to ask the toughest questions, and trusted & respected enough by the athletes to get the raw, honest, and unfiltered answers. Ariel is the Beast-Mode of the MMA and podcast world!!
The Best Interview Show in MMA
Ariel is hands down, the best in business, imo. Hes a great journalist and a great interviewer...
I have been listening for several years now and truly appreciate Ariel's commitment, passion, and profesionalism to the content he is delivering. Thank you and I will continue to listen and get my MMA fix.