Israel Martinez, Yair Rodriguez’s trainer, joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show via Skype to break down the last-second elbow KO by “El Pantera” on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung on the UFC’s 25th anniversary card in Denver, Colorado. Martinez discusses how long he’s known Rodriguez, saying Yair was living in his basement when Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.Read More →

UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez calls in to Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to discuss his last-second knockout of Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night: Denver. Rodriguez details how he has not seen a knockout like that before and thinks it is the greatest KO in UFC history. Rodriguez explains some health issues he faced heading into the fight and how he battle through an injured leg he suffered in the first round against the Korean Zombie.Read More →

Jared Cannonier joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show via Skype to recap his impressive knockout vs. David Branch in a middleweight bout at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden. Cannonier describes his body transformation, going to heavyweight to light heavyweight and now 185 pounds. Cannonier says he weighed around 205 pounds two weeks before the fight and was “ready to go” when the bout was offered. Cannonier also discusses his change in spirituality and leaving his job with the FAA after nine years.Read More →

UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show in studio to break down his phenomenal first-round knockout of Derek Brunson at UFC 230. Adesanya discusses his rise in fame and people trying to latch onto him. “The Last Stylebender” says Derek Brunson triggered him to become the bully regarding the trash talk between the two before the bout at Madison Square Garden. (20:50) Adesanya makes a case to the best in line for title shot against the winner of Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum.Read More →

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show in studio to clear the air with Ariel regarding the beef between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, with Ali claiming it started with a tweet by McGregor’s trainer John Kavanagh. (8:20) Ali explains why he’s still made despite Khabib submitting Conor at UFC 229. Abdelaziz also discusses a lawsuit he says he has pending because of the chaos surrounding the post-fight brawl.Read More →

As is tradition, UFC double champion Daniel Cormier joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show via Skype to (2:45) discuss how a sneeze nearly cost him a chance at history, recap (5:53) his win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden, (9:51) eyeing the UFC’s PPV on March 3 in Las Vegas for a potential fight with Brock Lesnar and (11:00) why he doesn’t need a third fight with Jon Jones.Read More →