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out of 1010 ratings.

Ceasar is not home

by CombatMarine99 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Luke Brother can’t you come up with anything better than Ceasar is home??? You’re a Jarhead for crying out loud and I know you can come up with a better catch phrase than that... SFMF

Good Show, Bad Start

by anteojosrosa on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Like Thomas is great, but starting the show with the Monday Morning Analyst segment is awful. I listen to the podcast, so I can’t see what he’s 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 can’t see is not.

Skip to 40 mins in

by DarylBooger on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

The MMAnalyst is the most boring thing ever. Keep that on YouTube. Otherwise a 5 star rating. Everything else awesome. Huge fan.

Good with Ariel

by FSUcriminole on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

But Luke is an arrogant blow hard.

Sinking Ship

by Bigdaddy61277 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

All the 5 stars came when Ariel was captain of the ship. Snobby, cocky, better than you, if you don’t 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 “you’re not allowed an opinion unless you agree with me.” It’s a shame. This used to be the best mma podcast.

Required listening for the serious MMA fan

by BlaqLalanne on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great minds providing great insights


by droper72 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Was better with Ariel but isn’t too bad. Good guests but not the best interviewer

New show best show

by Wilbur from Charlotte's Web on
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

I was a fan of Ariel, but Luke hasn’t missed a beat.

by TwistOllie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel’s show was great and really filled a need in MMA when it started. However, I personally prefer the new incarnation of the ‘MMA Hour’ under Luke Thomas. I simply think Luke it striking he right ratio of interviews to opinion and two hours feels perfect.

Unblock me on Twitter Luke

by PadroteWill on
Rating: ★★★★★

Luke has been a great replacement. I like him a lot. All shows have been good so far. Blicky wit a stiffy uhh

Luke is the man.

by Cham_Clouder_666 on
Rating: ★★★★★

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

New host ...same great 👍 show

by Boom boom barber on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you for not leaving us hanging. Luke congratulations 🍾🎉🎈🎊


by Fixme! on
Rating: ★★★★★

So happy Luke Thomas has taken over! Resubscribed!

We’ll miss you Ariel, best of luck

by Dude man mandingo on
Rating: ★★★★★

Best MMA podcast!

Ariel is an “ist” but NOT a journalist.

by Mick-Ohio on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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!

Best MMA podcast you can find!

by Wendell831 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hardest working journalist in the game!!

Very good with caveats

by padartha on
Rating: ★★★★☆

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.

Hands down the Best mma podcast

by LeonMorimoto on
Rating: ★★★★★

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

Nobody Better...

by Biggles21015 on
Rating: ★★★★★

The best journalist in mma.

Best around

by Danmack34 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel and NY Rick are the best


by @Mikelchapman on
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s marathon season, and I listen to the MMA hour when I train. As we get deeper into the spring I’m gonna need some six and seven our shows to get me through the week. 👍

Top MMA podcast

by Dboo6801 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

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!

This show is missing ...

by BretHogan on
Rating: ★★★★★

Needs more Platinum Mike Perry!And whatever happened to the McCorkle Minute?

Best MMA interviews out there

by rkgunner on
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

In depth

by Gallio get out on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel puts in the time

Episode 413 Frank Trigg interview

by rad13kva on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ariel’s 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.

Great Podcast

by danfirefighter23 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Highly entertaining and informative

Questionable Guest List Too Often

by JkbruceLeeRoy on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Covington on the show?Eubanks on the show?Roxy but no Nicco? Being adult, dramatic crybaby?

Mr Matt

by slim slimington on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel is the GOAT! This podcast is the best source of MMA news! Best thing about Monday!

Great Show.....

by Treyh007 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Best UFC/MMA show I’ve found so far, great guest, conversations, interviews and news.


by Just2Sweeeet on
Rating: ★★★★★

Pound for pound the best podcast covering Mixed Martial Arts.

I’m a 15 y/o grown man

by ButtChinsAreIn on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Hi I’m 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 didn’t capitalize on the mic. It’s 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

Best mma podcast!!

by SneakyLanky on
Rating: ★★★★★

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

Not Listening for Political Rants

by Jeremiah Sidles on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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..

Not good

by wisebury on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Show has lost its touch. Sick of his politics views. Better mma shows.

Best MMA podcast !!!! Extras are Great!!!

by Anthony NorCal on
Rating: ★★★★★

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

Hands down GOAT MMA podcast

by Alldayrt on
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

By far the best MMA news podcast out there...

by TheBeebz on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel is hands-down the best MMA reporter currently in the biz. Constantly books top talent.

Beat MMA interview show.

by Sie paps on
Rating: ★★★★★

Beat MMA interview show.

Good and bad

by zoos47 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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.

Best MMA news show!

by MrRick86 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great source of MMA news, relevant show guests. Entertaining show.


by Deeeetroit. on
Rating: ★★★★★

Best nose in tha Game.

Best mma podcast

by Down4yhwh on
Rating: ★★★★★

He goes in detail of the mma fighting community. Haven't seen anyone do a better job on covering the sport.

Simply the best

by "Mr. Black" on
Rating: ★★★★★

The best mma podcast in the business. Never miss an episode.

Too Long

by Aman000003 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Should change the title to MMA 4 hours


by Bonhji on
Rating: ★★★★★

News in a nutshell brought to you by the best reporter in mma, what more can you ask for?

Best in the business

by czwald on
Rating: ★★★★★

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!!

Best Interview Show in MMA

by adgoody on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Best Interview Show in MMA

One of my favorites

by JDizzle0420 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ariel is hands down, the best in business, imo. Hes a great journalist and a great interviewer...

Primary Source For MMA News

by Drcriner on
Rating: ★★★★★

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.