1 p.m. — We’ll discuss the news that Max Holloway has replaced Tony Ferguson against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.

1:05 p.m. — Brian Butler, Max Holloway’s manager, will talk about the making of Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway.

1:15 p.m. — Stephen Thompson will preview his UFC Liverpool main event against Darren Till.

1:35 p.m. — Garry Tonon will join us in studio to discuss his successful MMA debut.

2:05 p.m. — Joanna Jędrzejczyk will be in studio to preview her UFC 223 strawweight title rematch against Rose Namajunas.

3:05 p.m. — Khabib Nurmagomedov will join us in studio to discuss Max Holloway replacing Tony Ferguson against him at UFC 223.

4:05 p.m. –Tony Ferguson will discuss the circumstances surrounding his injury that forced him out of UFC 223.

4:25 pm. — Producer Jason Hehir will be in studio to discuss the making of HBO’s new documentary “Andre the Giant,” as well as his extensive background producing combat sports content.

5:15 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.



The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:


  • 1:00 p.m. ET — Frankie Edgar will discuss why he’s returning to fight in Atlantic City next month.
  • 1:25 p.m. — Cub Swanson will talk about re-signing with UFC and his upcoming rematch against Edgar.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Volkan Oezdemir will preview his UFC Chile bout against Shogun Rua.
  • 2:05 p.m. — Bellator rising star James Gallagher will discuss his recent injury and discuss what’s next.
  • 2:25 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will preview his UFC Chile main event against Santiago Ponzinibbio.
  • 2:45 p.m. — Brad Smuckler, a certified public accountant who worked for the UFC for over a decade, will talk about CPA4MMA and how fighters can be more financially responsible.
  • 3:05 p.m. — Paul Craig will discuss his recent last-second victory and new UFC contract.
  • 3:25 p.m. — Benson Henderson will look ahead to his Bellator 196 main event against Roger Huerta.
  • 3:45 p.m. — Michael Chandler will talk about his new Bellator 197 main event against Brandon Girtz.
  • 4:05 p.m. — UFC heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa will preview his UFC 225 fight against Andrei Arlovski.
  • 4:25 p.m. — Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood will talk about his recent KO victory and what’s next for him.
  • 4:45 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:




  • 1 p.m. ET – Leon Edwards will talk about picking up his fifth straight win in London and calling out Darren Till.
  • 1:25 p.m. – Francis Ngannou will discuss his time off since UFC 220 and what’s next for him.
  • 1:45 p.m. – Anthony Pettis will preview his UFC 223 fight against Michael Chiesa.
  • 2:05 p.m. – Cynthia Calvillo will discuss her recent suspension for marijuana metabolites.
  • 2:25 p.m. – UFC fighter Devin Powell will talk about his recent ruptured testicle injury and his road to recovery.
  • 2:45 p.m. – Duane Ludwig will discuss what’s next for his fighter TJ Dillashaw and more.
  • 3:05 p.m. – UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will talk about his recent injury and when he could fight again.
  • 3:25 p.m. – BJJ wiz Dillon Danis will preview his Bellator MMA debut next month.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Nick Newell will talk about his push to finally get into the UFC.
  • 4:05 p.m. – Cage Warriors star Paddy Pimblett will join us in studio.





1:00 p.m. ET — Ben Askren will stop by to respond to Georges St-Pierre’s recent comments about him.

1:25 p.m. — UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will update us on what’s next for him.

1:45 p.m. — Alex Hernandez will recap his thrilling UFC debut victory over Beneil Dariush at UFC 222 and discuss what’s next for him.

2:05 p.m. — Cat Zingano will look back on her recent loss at UFC 222 and talk about her next step.

2:25 p.m. — Darren Till will discuss what’s next for him.

2:45 p.m. — UFC newcomer John Phillips will preview his debut on Saturday at UFN London.

3:05 p.m. — MMA veteran Rick Story will update us on where he’ll be fighting next.

3:25 p.m. — Raquel Pennington will preview her UFC 224 bantamweight title fight against champion Amanda Nunes.

3:45 p.m. — Alexander Gustafsson will update us on what’s next for him.

4:05 p.m. — Mirko Cro Cop will preview his Bellator 200 fight against Roy Nelson.

4:25 p.m. — Leon Edwards will preview his UFN London fight against Peter Sobotta.

4:45 p.m. — Ilir Latifi will recap his big win over Ovince Saint Preux and discuss what’s next for him.

5:05 p.m. — An MMA veteran will drop by to announce news on what’s next for him.

5:25 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.