On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with referee Marc Goddard (6:03) to reflect on being a part of Daniel Cormier’s final fight, what it meant to be a part of two of the trilogy fights between Cormier and Stipe Miocic, what this past year has been like, and more.
UFC strawweight Mallory Martin (37:04) recaps her second-round submission win over Hannah Cifers to kick off UFC Vegas 8 this past Saturday night, talks what was going through her mind when she was dropped by her opponent, getting her first win and finish in the octagon, dealing with a lot of mental adversity on the road to the fight, and planning on facing Polyana Viana later this year.
UFC lightweight Khama Worthy (1:01:15) returns to preview his upcoming fight with Ottman Azaitar on Sept. 12, give his thoughts as to why he the fight may have been pushed back an extra week, how he sees the fight playing out, and seeing his, and his team’s stock rise over the last 10 months.
UFC welterweight Sean Brady (1:21:45) discusses picking up his first promotional finish that led to a “Performance of the Night” at UFC Vegas 8 this past weekend at the APEX, remaining unbeaten as a pro, the buzz that’s surrounded him as of late, and wanting a step up in competition—most notably, a fight with a former UFC welterweight champion.
UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (1:47:57) talks his UFC Vegas 9 co-main event fight with Alonzo Menifield this Saturday night, the positive COVID-19 test that forced the bout to get pushed back a couple of weeks, whether or not he was compensated for that event despite not competing, and the landscape of the division now that Jon Jones has vacated the title.
Finally, UFC women’s flyweight Andrea Lee (2:05:19) previews her upcoming fight with Roxanne Modafferi on Sept. 12, talks losing a close split decision to Modafferi under the Invicta FC banner in 2014, being in the middle of a losing streak for the first time in her career, and why this is the perfect fight to get back on track.