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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." And on Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The A-Side Live Chat | Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, Jon Jones’ comments, Robert Whittaker's next fight, UFC lightweight title, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas and E. Casey Leydon break down some of the top storylines in MMA. Some topics include Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement, his legacy inside the octagon, his submission win over Justin Gaethje, Jon Jones’ recent comments on Nurmagomedov claiming the top spot on the pound-for-pound rankings, the future of the UFC lightweight title, and more. Also on tap, the three will look back on the rest of the UFC 254 card, including Robert Whittaker’s decision over Jared Cannonier, as well as preview this weekend’s Bellator 250 card, featuring a middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon : @alexsavas Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z
Oct 28
1 hr 26 min
Between the Links: Episode 22 | Is Khabib the GOAT? UFC 254 Fallout, Lightweight Title Picture
Check out episode 22 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and journalist Ant Walker as they react to Khabib Nurmagomedov's second-round submission win in the UFC 254 lightweight championship headliner, along with his subsequent retirement from the sport. The panel talks where "The Eagle" sits on the GOAT list. In addition, they lay out what should happen with the lightweight title moving forward compared to what many believe will ultimately happen, talk the three stars--outside of Nurmagomedov--of UFC 254, and reveal what they would choose to watch if they could only watch Bellator 250 on Thursday, or UFC Vegas 12 on Saturday. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Ant Walker: @AntWalkerMMA Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 27
1 hr 10 min
On To the Next One: Episode 15 | Matches To Make After UFC 254
In the 15th episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC 254 event which was capped off by Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defending his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje and subsequently announcing his retirement. Future fights were discussed for Gaethje, co-headliners Robert Whittaker--who earned a unanimous decision win--and Jared Cannonier, Alexander Volkov, Phil Hawes, Lauren Murphy, Magomed Ankalaev, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 26
49 min
UFC 254 Post-Fight Show: Khabib Nurmagomedov Retires
With UFC 254 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including Khabib Nurmagomedov’s second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje to retain his lightweight title in the main event and his subsequent retirement.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 24
1 hr 25 min
UFC 254 Preview Show
With UFC 254 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday’s event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, including the main event for the undisputed UFC lightweight title between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 23
1 hr 18 min
What the Heck: Episode 30 | Jon Anik, James Krause, Lauren Murphy & Casey Kenney
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with UFC welterweight James Krause (6:13) to recap his UFC Fight Island 6 win over Claudio Silva and discuss his post-fight comments regarding Joaquin Buckley. UFC play-by-play voice Jon Anik (24:25) previews UFC 254, the significance of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, and more. UFC flyweight Lauren Murphy (47:34) talks losing Cynthia Calvillo as a UFC 254 opponent, getting a short notice newcomer in Liliya Shakirova, and why she feels Jessica Andrade shouldn't get the winner of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia. Finally, UFC bantamweight Casey Kenney (1:12:46) previews his catchweight bout with Nathaniel Wood at UFC 254, talks the impact his dominant win over Alateng Heili has had, and where a win on Saturday will take him. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 22
1 hr 37 min
The A-Side Live Chat | Khabib vs. Gaethje, Whittaker vs. Cannonier, UFC 254 Preview, UFC Fight Island 6 Fall Out, Michael Chandler's UFC Debut, More
For this episode José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon break down some of the hottest topics in MMA. Some topics include a preview of #UFC254, featuring a UFC lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmgomedov vs. Justin Gaethje and a middleweight contender fight between Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier. Also on tap, we will react to Brian Ortega’s dominant decision win over The Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Island 6, Michael Chandler serving as the possible back for the lightweight title fight, and more. Follow José Youngs: @allelbows Follow E. Casey Leydon : @alexsavas Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z
Oct 21
36 min
UFC 254: Pros Predict Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
MMA Fighting spoke to MMA stars from the UFC and Bellator to get their predictions for who's going to win Saturday's pivotal UFC 254 headliner between undisputed lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z
Oct 21
9 min
UFC 254 Timeline: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
With UFC 254 just days away, listen to how Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje ended up fighting for the UFC lightweight title Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI
Oct 21
1 hr 6 min
Between the Links: Episode 21 | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, UFC 254, Stars of UFC Fight Island 6
Check out episode 21 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter as they reveal who they believe—outside of Brian Ortega—were the three stars of UFC Fight Island 6 this past Saturday, along with the impact of Ortega and Jessica Andrade's wins in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the panel discusses the significance of the undisputed lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje this Saturday on Fight Island, what else sticks out on the UFC 254 fight card, the co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier and what result would be better for business. The panel also weighs in on how Bellator MMA has gone forward since Scott Coker's press conference to announce the move to CBS Sports. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Aaron Bronsteter: @aaronbronsteter Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com
Oct 20
1 hr 18 min
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