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What the Heck, Episode 46: Julian Marquez, Will Brooks, Anthony Hernandez and Ode Osbourne

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On the week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by UFC middleweight Julian Marquez (8:45) to recap his third-round submission win over Maki Pitolo at UFC 258 this past Saturday, discuss what it was like to make that walk for the first time in 31 months, James Krause’s influence, not being thrilled with his performance, not dropping the ball as most suggested with Miley Cyrus, and Joaquin Buckley.

Former Bellator lightweight champion and UFC lightweight Will Brooks (30:19) talks what he’s been up to over the last couple of years, whether or not he ever got paid from his appearance for Battlefield FC in 2019, what he’s changed about himself, wanting to get back to the UFC, Michael Chandler knocking out Dan Hooker lighting a fire under him, Dustin Poirier’s knockout win over Conor McGregor, if he could see a reconciliation with Bellator and Scott Coker, and the importance of mental health.

Ode Osbourne (1:02:13) recaps his 26-second knockout win over Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 18, discusses what he learned from his submission loss to Brian Kelleher at UFC 246 in January 2020, eyeing a fight with Francisco Figueiredo, Cub Swanson’s suggestion that MMA media members should take three amateur fights, what he took away from meeting Israel Adesanya, and more.

Finally, Anthony Hernandez (1:35:54) discusses his upset submission win over Rodolfo Vieira at UFC 258, what it means to be the first to submit a former ADCC champion in the UFC, Kevin Holland’s reaction to the win on social media, and when he hopes to return.

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