On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC lightweight Alexander Hernandez (4:43) discusses the cancellation of the originally scheduled UFC 249 event on April 18, the rollercoaster ride to get there with multiple opponents and locations, possibly contracting the coronavirus and why he chose not to compete on May 9.
Dominick Reyes (27:49) talks his fast rise up the light heavyweight division, his incredible battle with Jon Jones at UFC 247, Jones’ latest troubles with the law, the landscape at 205 and whether or not he would be interested in a potential interim title fight with Jan Blachowicz.
Surging UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns (46:02) reveals that Tyron Woodley turned down an opportunity to face him at UFC 249 on May 9, why he doesn’t plan to call him out any further, what fights interest him, the genesis of his popular Twitter page and the reason he took a shot at Ben Askren.
UFC reporter Laura Sanko (1:11:04) returns to the show and details an unfortunate incident at her home on Easter Sunday. She also discusses the many changes that have transpired over the last couple of weeks with the UFC’s schedule, how much her thoughts on the upcoming fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje have changed and how she views the bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (1:37:24) reflects on the 10th anniversary of defeating B.J. Penn at UFC 112 to capture the title, discusses a tornado hitting his neighborhood earlier this week, what he took away from his most recent fight against The Korean Zombie and still planning to move down to 135 pounds.