On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno (6:56) to discuss his upcoming championship rematch with Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263, his reaction to finding out the event will take place in Arizona in front of fans, feeling like the June 12 card will be better than UFC 261, the addition of Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz, making sure he finishes Figueiredo in such a way that there won’t be a third fight, and more.
UFC welterweight Alex Morono (27:53) recaps his first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone this past Saturday in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 26, talks how the fight came to be, Diego Sanchez’s release from the promotion, teammates Geoff Neal and Diego Ferreira’s losses earlier in the night, his patient approach once he had Cerrone hurt, and what he would like next following the biggest win of his career.
No. 5 ranked UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar (1:03:39) discusses his January loss to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7, biggest takeaways from the fight itself, hoping for “a round six” in the future with the former champion, Giga Chikadze’s win over Cub Swanson and subsequently calling him out, teammate Rob Font’s first main event fight next weekend at UFC Vegas 27 against Cody Garbrandt, and his reaction to former teammate Jeremy Stephens’ pre-fight shove on Drakkar Klose.
Finally, UFC light heavyweight Dustin Jacoby (1:14:35) recaps his UFC Vegas 25 draw with Ion Cutelaba and why he wasn’t happy with the scoring, talks people calling the first round a 10-8 for Cutelaba and why he disagrees, the pre-fight skirmish with his opponent after weigh-ins and how he immediately retracted his comments about Klose not competing against Stephens earlier in the month, whether or not he would be up for a rematch with Cutelaba, and more.