MMA Junkie Radio #3263: Guests Muhammad Mokaev and Bas Rutten, reaction to Nick Diaz request, more

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On Episode 3,263, the guys welcomed UFC flyweight [autotag]Muhammad Mokaev[/autotag] and UFC Hall of Famer [autotag]Bas Rutten[/autotag] to the show, and they discuss the latest MMA news, including Nick Diaz’s request to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.

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MMA Junkie Radio #3262: UFC Fight Night 206, Eagle FC 47 results, UFC fighters trying comedy, more

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On Episode 3,262, the guys went over Eagle FC 47 and UFC Fight Night 206. They also discussed UFC fighters trying comedy, and much more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3261: UFC Fight Night 206 preview, Vanessa Demopoulos joins the show, more

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On Episode 3,261, the guys previewed the two big shows for this coming weekend, UFC Fight Night 206 and Eagle FC 47, plus and went over all the news nuggets. UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos also joins the show! Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3260: UFC on ESPN 36 and Bellator 281 recaps, thoughts on Lyoto Machida, more

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On Episode 3,260, the guys look back at UFC on ESPN 36 and Bellator 281 from this past weekend, including the scoring of Logan Storley’s win over Michael Pahe, taking a hard look at Lyoto Machida, Amanda Ribas’ loss, and more. Plus, what do we think of Tony Ferguson’s first interview wince UFC 274 with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn? Tune in!

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Jamahal Hill believes his fight IQ separates him from ‘every champion there’s ever been’

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamaha Hill believes he has something that separates him from anyone that’s ever won the title.

UFC light heavyweight contender [autotag]Jamahal Hill[/autotag] has rapidly climbed the ladder, but he isn’t surprised at his success.

With back-to-back first-round finishes of tough competition in his pocket, Hill (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is preparing to enter his second-straight main event bout. Standing across from him will be a former UFC title challenger in Thiago Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9 UFC)  at an upcoming UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 6. It will be the seventh walk to the UFC cage for the Dana White’s Contender Series veteran, who always knew his skills would lead to accomplishing big things.

“That’s the difference, is I’ve been this good,” Hill told MMA Junkie Radio. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m evolving. My evolution comes from the understanding and knowledge of fighting, in the fight, what I can do, and things like that. But as far as these abilities, I’ve always had them.

“The main thing that I feel is my best asset in the fight is my IQ, my mind,” Hill said. “I have a very good awareness of what’s happening in the fight, where I am, where I stand, just situational awareness. Things like that.”

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Being able to close a fight in the blink of an eye with vicious knockout power sure helps, but combined with a smart approach can produce incredible results. That knowledge is something that Hill believes keeps him separated from his peers, past or present.

“That is what I feel like separates me from every champion there’s ever been,” Hill said. “Not just recent and things like that, just all of them, period. Not only that, I have some good physical gifts myself. I’m not small. Regardless of somehow this narrative’s been built that I’m small just because I’m not big and bulky, I can throw as long as I need to, and you don’t want to feel these things – and they’re fast.

“There’s nobody in this division that’s faster than me. Period. Hands down. Pick someone, find ’em. I dare ’em to test it.”

Check out the full interview with Hill in the video above.

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MMA Junkie Radio #3259: Guest John McCarthy, Bellator 281 preview, more

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

On Episode 3,259, the fellas bring on guest John McCarthy, a former referee and current Bellator broadcast color commentator who help them preview Friday’s Bellator 281 event in London. They also discuss a recent Rose Namajunas/Pat Barry interview, break down the latest news and much more. Tune in!

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Logan Storley: Focus, patience, lack of frustration key to beating Michael Page at Bellator 281

Logan Storley knows he’s going to be walking into hostile territory Friday in the biggest fight of his career.

[autotag]Logan Storley[/autotag] knows he’s going to be walking into hostile territory Friday in the biggest fight of his career.

Storley (13-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) has the perhaps unenviable task of headlining Bellator 281 in London against Michael Page (20-1 MMA, 16-1 BMMA), an MMA national treasure in the United Kingdom. If that wasn’t enough pressure, the interim welterweight title will be on the line.

But Storley doesn’t seem to be worried about the edge Page will get from the friendly crowd at OVO Arena Wembley. When Storley wrestled at the University of Minnesota, where he was a four-time NCAA All-American, he learned something about fighting on enemy turf.

The University of Iowa and Minnesota has a big rivalry that’s gone on for a long time,” Storley told MMA Junkie Radio. “You walk into Carver-Hawkeye (Arena), it’s 15,000 people that don’t like you. Usually, we were ranked (No.) 1 or 2 in the country, and I always wrestled a top-eight guy. I’ve been booed at, yelled at and all those other things. I’m used to it. At the end of the day, you’ve got to put that out of your mind and go in there and compete.

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“But I know I need to be active on top and do damage and not let that crowd pay any factor in this fight. I’ve got some red, white and blue and I’m going to enjoy it. At the same time, these fans are great every show I’ve watched over here. I’ve got nothing against them. I know they want their guy to win. … But it’s my time right now, and I’ve got to go in there and do my job. That’s what I plan to do.”

Even though Storley has to go on the road to fight Page in Page’s home city, he’s not only the betting favorite, but he’s the betting favorite by a fairly wide margin. At online sportsbooks, Storley can be found as much as a -350 favorite.

That may come as a surprise considering Page has but one loss in his MMA career and is widely considered one of the toughest standup specialists to figure out. But Storley has but one loss, as well, and thinks he’ll eventually figure out how to handle “MVP.”

“Obviously, he’s got a unique style and a one-of-a-kind style,” Storley said. “Am I going to find someone who’s exactly like him (to train with)? No. Is he going to find someone who can do what I do? No, I don’t think he can. Of course he’s unique and he’s flashy and he’s fast. But how long can he do it, and what happens when I put him on his back and put the pressure on him?

“The biggest thing with him is, you can’t get frustrated. He’s hard to get that distance, get that timing. Maybe I don’t get to my takedown. Maybe I don’t really land much and not a lot happens. You have to stay calm. You have to stay focused. So I don’t know if the first three minutes really tell everything. It’s a long fight and things can change really quickly.”

Check out Storley’s full interview with MMA Junkie Radio in the video above.

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MMA Junkie Radio #3258: The good, bad and ugly from UFC 274

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

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

On Episode 3,258, the guys unpack UFC 274 and the fallout from Saturday night’s pay-per-view in Phoenix. They also look back on Bellator 280 and 2022 PFL 3 from Friday night. Lots to cover! Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3257: Guest Belal Muhammad, thoughts on Tony Ferguson’s rant, more

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

On Episode 3,257, the fellas welcome UFC welterweight contender [autotag]Belal Muhammad[/autotag] to discuss his recent big win over Vicente Luque and what could come next. Plus, the guys react to Tony Ferguson’s rant against the UFC, look ahead to this weekend’s UFC 274, Bellator 280 and PFL 3 events, and more. Tune in!

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MMA Junkie Radio #3255: Recapping Vera, Arlovski, Dawson and more at UFC on ESPN 35

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

On Episode 3,255, the lads took a look back at UFC on ESPN 35 and Marlon Vera’s big win, Andrei Arlovski’s controversial victory in the co-main event and Grant Dawson’s rise. They also discussed judging issues, referee issues and the return of Henry Cejudo to the USADA pooll

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