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What the Heck, Episode 61: Rob Font, Sean Brady, Jordan Leavitt and Jared Vanderaa

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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC welterweight Sean Brady (4:01) to discuss his recently confirmed matchup with Kevin Lee at UFC 264 on July 10, how the fight came together, being frustrated not being able to find matchups against ranked opponents, the challenges Lee presents, teammate and mentor Paul Felder’s retirement, and his thoughts on Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson.

UFC lightweight Jordan Leavitt (20:10) previews his upcoming matchup with Claudio Puelles this Saturday at UFC Vegas 28, talks becoming a father earlier this year and how that has changed him, seeing a lot of similarities in his opponent, not feeling the pressure of trying to top his highlight reel slam KO of Matt Wiman, and the importance of being yourself.

UFC heavyweight Jared Vanderaa (39:30) recaps his Fight of the Night bonus earning decision win over Justin Tafa at UFC Vegas 27, discusses the long road—and year—to get to his first promotional win, what he took away from his loss to Sergey Spivak, the amount of blood he lost in the fight with Tafa, liking matchups with two veterans and fellow divisional up and comer, and more.

Finally, UFC bantamweight Rob Font (1:08:33) talks his unanimous decision win over Cody Garbrandt in the UFC Vegas 27 main event, the weird spot he’s now in, why he feels a fight with Petr Yan “right now” is the best case scenario, Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw, his thoughts on legacy fights with Dominick Cruz or Jose Aldo if presented to him, and why he would be excited about a potential future matchup with Sean O’Malley.

Check out the video above, or the audio-only podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher.

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