On this week’s episode of What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with UFC lead commentator Jon Anik (4:49) to recap the promotion’s crazy stretch of events during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he stands on the 2020 “Fight of the Year” debate, a look ahead to “Fight Island,” and what title fight at UFC 251 is the most fascinating.
UFC lightweight Khama Worthy (28:08) recaps his third-round submission win over Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN 12, gives a name to his modified guillotine choke that finished the fight, who he hopes to get matched up with next, and why he hopes to someday get the opportunity to fight Kevin Lee.
UFC heavyweight Maurice Greene (51:53) walks us through his wild third-round submission win over Gian Villante this past Saturday, why he believed his opponent tapped out, the victory meaning much more than snapping a two-fight skid, and his thoughts on Tanner Boser’s challenge.
Finally, Julian Erosa (1:10:38) shares his story of getting another shot with the UFC on short notice and putting away the previously unbeaten Sean Woodson this past weekend in Las Vegas, explains how the emotional roller coaster ride along the way, feeling the momentum of the fight shifting in the second round, and getting an extra $50,000.
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