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We Got Next: Andre Petroski, Javid Basharat, and Bruno Souza

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UFC 267: Hu v Petroski Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Andre Petroski (2:58) picked up his second octagon victory this past Saturday at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, but why didn’t he walk out to “Island Boy” to get immortalized on The MMA Hour wall-of-fame? The TUF 28 contestant answers that question, recaps his submission victory over Hu Yaozong, how awkward it was fighting a much larger fighter, if he tried to talk with Virna Jandiroba about getting the iconic walkout prior to the event, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter, some behind the scenes stories that never made air, Sean Brady being the best grappler he’s ever trained with, and when he’s hoping to return.

MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin speaks with new UFC bantamweight Javid Basharat (37:06) who addresses his dominant win over Oron Kahlon on Dana White’s Contender Series and the ugly ‘racist’ epithet that preceded their fight, as well as his hope to serve as an inspiration to the people of Afghanistan now that he’s in the UFC.

Finally, featherweight Bruno Souza (55:22) discusses his upcoming octagon debut against Melsik Baghdasaryan this Saturday at UFC 268, getting the fight on just eight days’ notice and if he prefers it that way, training with the Machida Brothers since he was four, how Lyoto Machida guided him into a transition from karate to MMA, his familiarity with Baghdasaryan, and why a bout with Max Holloway would be his dream fight.

Listen to the latest episode of the We Got Next podcast below. All episodes can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.