On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC lightweight Diego Ferreira (7:15) to preview his upcoming fight with Beneil Dariush on Feb. 6, talks 2020 being a rough year after his submission win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 246, Michael Chandler’s signing with the UFC and why he doesn’t feel it will go very well, thoughts on a lightweight tournament, and Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor.
UFC bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili (30:15) discusses why he will no longer be facing Cody Stamann on Feb. 6, when he hopes to be rebooked, Aljamain Sterling’s upcoming title fight against Petr Yan, Casey Kenney facing Dominick Cruz at UFC 259, being the bantamweight division’s under the radar contender, and the rise of Georgian MMA in the UFC.
UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (53:21) talks his upcoming UFC 258 matchup with former champion Chris Weidman, why he felt 2020 was one of his best years, why being able to train with Anderson Silva in the future will mean more than being the last man to defeat him inside the octagon, coming back from COVID-19, facing Weidman more than a decade after their first meeting, Alessio Di Chirico’s refusal to do interviews after his win over Joaquin Buckley, and explains why he really wants to fight Israel Adesanya.
Finally, UFC featherweight Mike Trizano (1:41:43) discusses his return to the octagon after nearly two years away when he faces Rafael Alves on Feb. 20, what he learned from the first loss of his career to Grant Dawson, being as healthy and hungry as ever after surgery, what he’s learned about himself during his long layoff, and more.
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