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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

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.From SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Recent Episodes of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani


Dustin Poirier in studio, Rose Namajunas, Michael "Venom" Page, Brendan Loughnane, Amanda Serrano, OTN

Dustin Poirier in studio, Rose Namajunas, Michael "Venom" Page, Brendan Loughnane, Amanda Serrano, OTN

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. Nether...

Episode 10 July 2024 4h, 6m and 23s


Darren Till, Tracy Cortez, Johnny Fisher, weekend recap

Darren Till, Tracy Cortez, Johnny Fisher, weekend recap

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.

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Episode 8 July 2024 3h, 29m and 32s


UFC 305 presser reaction, Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Andrei Arlovski, MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian in studio, Andre Fili, OTN

UFC 305 presser reaction, Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Andrei Arlovski, MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian in studio, Andre Fili, OTN

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...

Episode 3 July 2024 4h, 23m and 27s


UFC 303 recap, Ian Machado Garry, Diego Lopes, Alex Pereira’s coach Plinio Cruz, Eric Nicksick, Payton Talbott, Joe Pyfer

UFC 303 recap, Ian Machado Garry, Diego Lopes, Alex Pereira’s coach Plinio Cruz, Eric Nicksick, Payton Talbott, Joe Pyfer

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 futu...

Episode 1 July 2024 4h, 50m and 25s


Robert Whittaker, Payton Talbott, Eddie Hearn, Devin Haney, UFC 303 preview, IFW draft, OTN

Robert Whittaker, Payton Talbott, Eddie Hearn, Devin Haney, UFC 303 preview, IFW draft, OTN

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 conver...

Episode 26 June 2024 3h, 47m and 57s


Jiří Prochazka, Ian Machado Garry, Paul Hughes, weekend recap

Jiří Prochazka, Ian Machado Garry, Paul Hughes, weekend recap

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 M...

Episode 24 June 2024 3h, 21m and 15s


Intense Jake Paul and Mike Perry face-to-face, Tatsuro Taira, Kade Ruotolo, weekend preview, On the Nose questions

Intense Jake Paul and Mike Perry face-to-face, Tatsuro Taira, Kade Ruotolo, weekend preview, On the Nose questions

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...

Episode 19 June 2024 4h, 4m and 31s


UFC 303 and Saudia Arabia update, Paulo Costa, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Dakota Ditcheva, Mikey Musumeci, weekend update

UFC 303 and Saudia Arabia update, Paulo Costa, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Dakota Ditcheva, Mikey Musumeci, weekend update

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...

Episode 17 June 2024 3h, 38m and 55s


McGregor-Chandler in limbo, Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva, Raul Rosas Jr., Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe face-to-face, OTN

McGregor-Chandler in limbo, Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva, Raul Rosas Jr., Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe face-to-face, OTN

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.

Ande...

Episode 12 June 2024 3h, 58m and 5s


Dustin Poirier, Chito Vera, Jared Cannonier, Dominick Reyes, Savannah Marshall, weekend recap

Dustin Poirier, Chito Vera, Jared Cannonier, Dominick Reyes, Savannah Marshall, weekend recap

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 turn...

Episode 10 June 2024 3h, 56m and 34s

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