MMA Fighting
MMA Fighting
MMA Fighting
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.
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Get rid of KC!
I have never complained about a podcast in a review before but KC just gets on my dam nerves. Number one, who wants to listen to a person with an obvious speech impediment? Two, he’s constantly laughing at his own “jokes” that are never funny. Three, he talks over everyone to get in his stupid jokes/comments. Four, he’s clearly not a broadcaster so it brings the show down because everyone else on the show actually can talk clearly and not stutter over every sentence. I’m not saying he needs to be fired but he should be behind the scenes and not on the broadcast.
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dooty diety
This must be the most uneducated group of MMA analysts in media; all if their opinions sound so unintelligent that one can’t resist to thinking that every one involved in this podcast are completely uneducated in the subject of MMA. Frankly, they all sound like casuals who watch MMA only sparingly.
lit grad
First and last time listener
One of these guys is guaranteeing that khabib steamrolls Gaethje. We’re just going to look past Gaethje’s wrestling background and kicking ability? I might listen again to hear him eat crow next week.
Whiskey Belly
Matchup for Diego Sanchez
Love the podcast. I was thinking of matchups for Diego Sanchez and I love the idea of putting him in with Brock Weaver
The latest show was the final straw for me. Sick of listening to people pass judgement on others for their beliefs or opinions. You can support our president and not be a racist. It is possible. They talk about hating the division that exists in our country, then go on a 45 min conversation about why Colby Covington supporting the POTUS is “dangerous”. Free speech doesn’t exist anymore, you’re looked down on if you’re not 100% “woke”. Supposed to be a MMA show for Gods sake, does everything have to be about dividing people? Maybe China taking over will convince us that we should probably find some common ground instead of pointing fingers at each other.
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Nice insight and good content!
Really digging Mike Heck these days and AK aka The Prince of Positivity brings a much needed breath of niceness in the MMA world. Keep it up fellas!
Awesome show!
On to the next one is awesome! AK is awesome.
slim slimington
Wouldve written 5 stars
But whomever chose to have E Casey Leydon go from behind the scene to behind the mic needs to have their head checked. The guy can barely talk. It’s unlistenable when he’s on & he’s on more and more. Not everyone needs to be behind a mic and he’s the poster boy for that.
Halloway Won
I can’t/won’t listen to this show anymore. If you don’t see that Halloway won the fight your opinion isn’t necessary. Get a new host.
Over produced
Even though the show uses sound effects less, it’s still overwhelming. The content isn’t worth the bells and whistles
Decided to give these guys a chance based off of previous recommendations and was significantly disappointed. It’s got an amateur format and very conversational as opposed to informative. Additionally, the audio quality is well-below average
This was a great podcast/site once upon a time, but anyone who was good has quit or got fired. It’s very amateur now
Sound effects
Thank you for learning self control with the sound effects. They have been used much more appropriately recently. Shout out to listening boys.
Too bad that Eurobash has to suffer low ratings because of A-Sides horrible sound quality and amateurish content. The Euros should do themselves a favor and have themselves a MMAxit. They are too good to be held back like this.
Stop the Crystal Talk
Jose talks about crystals every 5 minutes. This has been going on for way too long. Just stop. I want to like this podcast, but it just honestly isn't what it used to be. I keep trying to give it a chance, but then we're right back to talking about crystals.
Eurobash #1
Only listen to Eurobash. The other show has terrible audio the few times I’ve listened to it. Wish I could only subscribe to one show not every one.
Very inconsistent
The best part of this podcast is the mma beat but it has gone downhill since Ariel left. They seem to put out an episode once a month at best. Maybe they need a better more consistent host.
Vox Media is Evil
I love Luke and enjoy MMA Beat but Vox’s demonetization of YouTube is the final straw. Unsubscribing from all Vox media content.
Still good.
I'm not sure why you think the call in questions are a good idea, listening to these donks try to sound like they know something is hard to listen to...lucky for me there's skip! Other than that it's a good show.
Time stamps in the description would be huge, just like every other good sports Pod! Would probably check out/download a lot more episodes if you guys put time stamps in the description. Other than that it’s a pretty solid MMA Pod that covers all the breaking news and major storylines.
Luke Thomas is pretty good, but WHO in their right mind gave Danny Segura this job? He is unlistenable... he literally echoes any opinion just expressed.... poorly. He has no thoughts to share, which he typically expresses at length with the loquaciousness of a sub 90 IQ.
Great people, great content.
Relatable, charismatic, intelligent dudes, covering the sport of MMA full time. MMA Fighting is a great team to follow.
Not happy with MMAfighting merging all shows into one feed. Only looking to listen to the MMA Hour
Excellent job and one of the best mma shows out there
Luke Thomas continually breaks down fights better than almost anyone in the game right now. Luke speaks his mind, but does so from an educated and informed perspective. This show is part of my weekly routine and I love it.
Ceasar is not home
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
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
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
But Luke is an arrogant blow hard.
Sinking Ship
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
Great minds providing great insights
Was better with Ariel but isn’t too bad. Good guests but not the best interviewer
New show best show
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.
Wilbur from Charlotte's Web
I was a fan of Ariel, but Luke hasn’t missed a beat.
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
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.
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
Thank you for not leaving us hanging. Luke congratulations 🍾🎉🎈🎊
Boom boom barber
So happy Luke Thomas has taken over! Resubscribed!
We’ll miss you Ariel, best of luck
Best MMA podcast!
Dude man mandingo
Ariel is an “ist” but NOT a journalist.
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!
Hardest working journalist in the game!!
Very good with caveats
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.
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Hands down the Best mma podcast
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...
The best journalist in mma.
Best around
Ariel and NY Rick are the best
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
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!
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This show is missing ...
Needs more Platinum Mike Perry! And whatever happened to the McCorkle Minute?
Best MMA interviews out there
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.
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In depth
Ariel puts in the time
Gallio get out
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