MMA Junkie Radio #3298: Juan Archuleta joins the show, Kevin Holland retirement, more

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On Episode 3,298, the fellas welcome guest Juan Archuleta who competes at Bellator 286 against Enrique Barzola. They also discuss Kevin Holland’s retirement announcement, Eddie Alvarez’s free agency, and much more. Tune in!

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Ben Rothwell excited to show personality with BKFC after UFC became ‘a little bit of a cookie cutter’

Ben Rothwell thinks he can finally be himself under the BKFC banner.

[autotag]Ben Rothwell[/autotag] feels refreshed by his move to bareknuckle boxing.

A former UFC heavyweight contender, Rothwell is 10 days out from his debut at BKFC. He’s scheduled to fight Bobo O’Bannon at the BKFC 30 on Oct. 1 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, La. – and is already enjoying the newest chapter of his career.

An MMA veteran of 51 pro bouts, Rothwell is not only excited to try a new form of combat, but he also thinks he’ll show his personality more than did recent years fighting for the UFC.

“Yeah, no knock on the UFC. I left on great terms and everything is good, but it did become a little bit of a cookie cutter,” Rothwell told MMA Junkie Radio. “Everybody is dressed the same, everyone looks the same, and kind of took the personalities away. That’s just a fact. It’s nothing none of us don’t know already.

“While (with) this, I get to kind of become myself again. I always talk about the guy you’re talking to now isn’t the guy that fights. I’m certainly known to have a light switch, and on fight night, I definitely have a persona that comes out.”

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Rothwell is 40 and has been fighting professionally in MMA since 2001. He’s been involved in combat sports for over two decades and still loves it.

The MMA veteran isn’t sure how long his sting in bareknuckle boxing will last, but as of now, Rothwell doesn’t see retirement nearby.

“What I know is that I need to do me and let my body decide, my mind decide,” Rothwell said. “I feel like I got my wits about me and I feel good and I’m healthy.

“I’m 40, but there’s a fire here. When the fire goes away, and you don’t want to fight and you’re just fighting for money, yeah, I’ll immediately be done and walk away. (But) that’s not just where I’m at. I love what I do, and I’ve been doing this a long time. That’s what’s more important. When your passion is in it, you will fight good, and you will be safe.”

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MMA Junkie Radio #3297: Aaron Pico, Ben Rothwell join the show, Nate Diaz free agency, more

Check out the latest episode of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze.”

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On Episode 3,297, the fellas welcome guests Aaron Pico and Ben Rothwell to the show. They also discuss Nate Diaz’s free agency and comments from Bellator’s Scott Coker that the promotion is in contact with him, and much more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3296: UFC Fight Night 210, Jose Aldo retirement reaction and more

Check out the latest episode of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze.”

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On Episode 3,296, the fellas recap what went down at UFC Fight Night 210, offer their thoughts on Jose Aldo announcing his retirement from MMA, and more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3295: Guest Sherrod Seward, Elias Theodorou, Brendan Schaub vs. Dana White, more

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.


Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.

On Episode 3,295, the lads welcomed in guest Sherrod Seward, an attorney who specializes in work visas for combat sports athletes. They also talked about the untimely death of former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou, Brendan Schaub’s takedown of Dana White and much more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3294: UFC 279 recap, McGregor vs. Diaz 3, Chimaev’s future, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.


Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.

On Episode 3,294, the fellas look back at the insanity that was the UFC 279 pay-per-view, including Nate Diaz’s submission of Tony Ferguson and Khamzat Chimaev’s submission of Kevin Holland. They also discuss the potential for Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 3, touching gloves, Irene Aldana, Johnny Walker and much more. Tune in!

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UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson live-streaming watch-along with MMA Junkie Radio

Join MMA Junkie Radio hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” for a watch-along of UFC 279 headlined by Nate Diaz’s possible farewell fight.

UFC 279 takes place Saturday with the possible farewell fight for one of the promotion’s biggest stars, and MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” will host a live streaming watch-along right here, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

After a tumultuous Friday caused by [autotag]Khamzat Chimaev[/autotag]’s massive weightmiss, the new welterweight headliner will feature [autotag]Nate Diaz[/autotag] against [autotag]Tony Ferguson[/autotag] in what is the final fight on Diaz’s UFC contract. And in the co-main event, Chimaev – who originally was slated to meet Diaz – will take on [autotag]Kevin Holland[/autotag] in a catchweight bout. Both fights are scheduled for five rounds.

UFC 279 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view follwong prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

Below is the lineup of fights included in the watch-along:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
  • Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPNews/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
  • Chris Barnett vs. Jake Collier

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 279.

MMA Junkie Radio #3293: UFC 279 preview, Poirier vs. Chandler, more

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.


Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.

On Episode 3,293, the fellas look ahead to this weekend’s upcoming UFC 279 pay-per-view featuring Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev. They also discuss Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, and much more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3292: UFC Paris recap, UFC 279 look-ahead, Paul-Silva, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.


Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.

On Episode 3,292, the lads look back at UFC Fight Night 209 in Paris and big wins for Ciryl Gane and Robert Whittaker. They also look ahead to Saturday’s UFC 279 pay-per-view, which is likely to be Nate Diaz’s last fight in the UFC. Plus, they talk about the latest news, including the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva boxing match. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3291: UFC Paris preview, Dana White’s Contender Series review, more

Check out the latest edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze.”

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.

On Episode 3,291, the fellas preview UFC Fight Night 209 in Paris, where Tai Tuivasa takes on Ciryl Gane in a pivotal heavyweight headliner. Is Tuivasa a star? And what will he result do for the landscape of the division? Plus, another week in which Dana White’s Contender Series hands out five UFC contracts. What’s up with that? That and more. Tune in!

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