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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Anybody watches see events remembers the ufc tends to like to concentrate those performance bonuses and post fight awards on the main card which means we're looking at a main card fight and in those main card fights we have one gentleman that has taken home fight of the night in three of his last four fights man is pedro muna's he is taking on josie aldo junior in the co main event the new co main event as of last week and then all brazilian battle in a fight between guys that are separated by two days in age. Peterman being born. Two days ahead of josie aldo. But that feel like they have to be seven to eight years apart given sort of their trajectory of their careers. And and how you think of them now but this to me is just an absolute banger. The flight we saw pedro munoz earlier. This year go out there and get into a trade leg. Kicks stand in the pocket fighting a phone booth grimy kind of battle that he absolutely loves against jimmy rivera. I talked to him about it earlier in the week. And i mean to hear this guy the excitement in his voice when he talks about these kinds of fights of just getting in there and a guy that's going to go out there and mix it up with him and i said what do you expect josie. Although and he said exactly that like this is what we know of him. He likes to throw low. Kicks likes to work the body. He likes to strike. Yes he's a black belt like me but we just like to. You know dig our feet in and trade. We saw that with josie although his fight with marlon cheeto veira earlier or at the end of last year. Excuse me anything. This is just the obvious candidate given what we know of the. You'll see how. I think this white plays out and pedro muna's track record of being one of the most consistently entertaining fighters on the usc roster ak there's a certain listener of our podcast. Who likes to remind me that you've had some spot on predictions. As of late the way you broke down a jay mckee patricia pit bulls almost like exactly how the fight played out in terms of like the order of operations if you will. So you've been pretty spot on with your prediction. So what is your prediction for. The fight of the night this saturday in houston texas. Ufc two sixty five. I'm a broken clock. I'm a broken clock but thank you. Thank you for reminding people that again. Twice a day twice a day It made is hard to argue against the aldo mundos pick. It's it's perfectly positioned as the komeda event. I almost wish that this was a five rounder. Almost wish that the that they were You'll see was being a little more aggressive with kind of what they did with. With as leon edwards. I get it doesn't have the s. starpower shore. But boy all the munoz. I'd love to see five routes. That's the only shame of it. It's it's great. It's on a per the only shame but not being like a fight night. Main is that. We're not getting two more rounds. But i definitely spent that'd be great flight however also perfectly position i think is the feature pre limb bobby green and rafael disease This was a fight a lot of listeners. just really wanted on On onto the next one the matchmaking blog called for it just made a lot of sense stylistically Where they are in their careers by green is such a respected veteran zeba. Relatively fresh name guy guys just getting his run in the ufc. And i think is going to start a run of fight of the knights slash performance in the nights His his style is just so exciting again really. Whoever i'm glad that just didn't over thinking like what to do. Oh what to do with this guy. Is he a contender. They just said. Bobby gr- they just thought bobby green be a fun fight. And they're they're they're definitely right. I mean bobby. Green on his best day. Yes can be frustrating. Super talented guy. Mercurial the the classic mercurial fighter the when he's on and i think a guy like zeev can push him to that level. Damn there's just like there's just nobody bugai's that can match How exciting this guy isn't a standup bite. So i love that. I think it is gonna steal the show. I think they'll beat some healthy competition for fight of the night. But at the end of the day i do think people will remember the green and physique. I do expect it to go also rounds. I'm i can't even pick a winner. I think i'm sure as it. Probably two one favourite going into man. Those are the situations are probably really thrives. And i'm excited that That the people were right and the universe made this one come together so they were going to go with the featured. Pre limb on espn two slash espn plus. Yeah that is a tremendous vice spoke to raphael ziv yesterday as a matter of fact That interview should be dropping shortly. Just one of my favorite interviews. Maybe ever because raphael's like his english getting better and he's just hilarious and a sense of humor is just is everything you hoped it would be and his prediction for the fight is just so dad. Jokey it's like the rock and jungle cruise like. It's just amazing i. I was in tears with his fight prediction. So check that every suitcase. Casey kenny vs telling you is such a sick fight. Manila cave versus o.'day osborne ridiculous amazing. That's ridiculous by must win for sure for the former rise champion. There's a lot of good fights. There's plenty of options get credit card to pray clashes styles. I hope it goes to the ground a lot because look as far as it has been said the entry. Say i'm i'm an amazing grapplers. I got to know why people think tanks like rap levers striker it's ridiculous grappler but they have very different styles of grappling maccabi. So much fun. It's a it's it's a good card. Yeah there's a lot. How many fights we have on this thing. Twelve thirteen thirteen. There's there's eleven of these that could be fight of the night. Like i feel confident that any eleven fights could be the fight of the night. It's ridiculous but There you go. Arguments have been made. We already know where this is going. So we're not gonna do any bells.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

08:13 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"One of one of us works for a major corporation in one of us puts out a newsletter where three people pay for said news. So i mean if we're talking who who is the man of the people who who is the end of the corporate. I think we got roles reversed here a little bit. I can totally see the disappointment. I can totally understand feeling frustration that this isn't happen happening. I can just separate the two and feel both at the same time. I can acknowledge that. I want francis in god who did so on tuesday and writing big long piece on that on said newsletter that three people pay to subscribe to but many more have clicked to get in their email on a daily basis. When i write it so thank you to all those people that i would francis and goner was fighting. Of course it was francis and god who was fighting. But he's not and this is what we have. Additionally might question was. How do you feel about this fight. This fight is amazing. The fights that aren't happening don't necessarily have to influence this fight. I can kind of put the to in their own columns and feel two things at once about these things whereas it seems like can you just. You can't separate those things. And and you know i hope at some point going forward. You're able to get to that point and acknowledged that this is a wonderful fight that can exist in its own space and doesn't have to be sullied by your frustration. Both princeton god and john jones. Nah fighting people. If you're not interested in this fight which you should be. It's a good fight but if you're not in love head over heels despite like spencer is don't feel that don't let this meant guilty you into loving this fight and to necessarily having to watch this event. Okay if you want to more power to you. It's a fight again. Find headliner lot of good fights on the card. I think but again these. These i speak. I speak for the people. It's not always easy. It's not always appreciated clearly as be for the people so so let me try to decipher what we're saying here. Just just just so people understand we got. We got spencer draped in with a room full of gold drinking. It looks up. A peanut agree zhou in a tuxedo. You're over in the other side. Drinking malbak with a monocle on speaking for the common man like the way spencer views. This fight in your eyes is that spencer's going to go steady with this fight. He's gonna wind. He's going to dine as going to. He's going to give a promise ring. Then propose to this to this fight. You're just gonna take her out to dinner and never call her again. Is that how you're looking at like you're interested de for a day lemon law. Are you lemon lying. This fight aka. Listen there's definitely no guarantees of a second date got hit got. Kfc eyeing me over there. I got one championships looking a little frisky. Sometimes i'm just saying. I got other entertainment dollar but obvious. Of course i'll be watching this fight. But i mean you know that's our that's our job spencer y- you discussed before before. We just went on a crazy road. You discuss like sort of the aftermath like derek darcus wins the rematch trying to get the bad taste of people's miles from that awful. I fight zero. Gone tons of story former teammate. Both ties to france the coaching aspect. Too big fight over there. Like the the the people of france who have just been hankering for a big fight like if somehow the of ski do that fight in france would be absolutely gigantic. What's the better outcome for the ufc. A derek lewis win or cyril godwin. I honestly don't think it matters. And that's that's the beauty of this to me. Like i think either way you get a terrific fight provided where you know putting francis and god who in here with the winner as we rightfully should but as we can't guarantee because crazy should create crazy. Things happen all the time. But either way like i i understand that the first lewis and god who fight was it absolute disaster. No one should go back and watch again unless it's like as a penalty for something terrible you've done in your life but i don't think anyone look at these two set to fight again especially if derek comes off a derek lewis ask performance this weekend and things were going to get a repeat of that. They've both just an absolute clobbering people. Since then we know the circumstances that led up to it with derek. having back issues that stemmed from his knee issues which have subsequently been fixed and he's four and out since then franson garden was completely shook from the steep coach. Fight and didn't wanna get embarrassed again and therefore couldn't pull trigger but they've both put those things behind them and been so dominant that i don't think you can really look at it and go. Oh this is going to be terrible again. And then if serial godwin's wins the possibility of doing it in france. Ufc wants big events. That will be a colossal event for them if they're able to pull that off bringing those guys with ties to paris over there for a heavyweight championship fight would be massive. There's not a lot of people. There's fourteen people that have risen to the top of their division with undefeated records the most recent being israel sonya. Can you imagine what kind of maybe not star potential. Because he doesn't have the same kind of gravitational poll as francis and gone but how big and how great accomplishment it is if cyril goes undefeated and in just over three years goes for making his debut to winning the ufc heavyweight title. Like either way this plays out. We're getting a phenomenal fight. So unlike last week where we talked about bella tour and everybody with that company secretly quietly in the back behind everybody's rooting for aj mckee. I think the. Us's looks at this and just goes whatever happens is great as long as we get an interesting entertaining fight. Where one of these guys comes away looking. Really good aka. What do you think what's what's better for business and it's so fascinating that like just around two years ago. Cyril gone was fighting for the tko heavyweight championship. Isn't that crazy and k. Now we're talking about him. An interim title fight for the ufc two years in like two months later. It's absolutely insane that we're talking about the so with that being said what's the best case scenario for the ufc business wise is. Isn't the louis louis getting the win. We could see lewis and gano and hopefully get that bad taste over mods or is it in gone over gone because it just sounds good to say we know we can create great hashtags out of that and just the story that those two guys have gone is a great story as Winning up here and canada and the tko promotion all watching the he was showing flashes of what he could become. He was clearly a league above. Something guys fighting. Tko but derek lewis winning a ufc title at toyota center in houston just that moments. I i don't know if you can put a price on it. He's he's already a star to some degree it would take him up a notch. Not again not to that super super duper superstar mainstream level but it takes him up a notch and as cool as it would be for gone to win for them to go to france. I i don't know how far along they are with With that being a possibility Obviously this up to france has opened up themselves to more anime shows if they've had more ratios and they had their first official one earlier this year. It was other early this year or late last year. Either way is happening. The gears are in motion for the afc to go there someday and Silicon would certainly be a got a headline at butts. What we do know is. Ufc does have a multi Events deal with the toyota center in houston. Derek lewis wins. And here's what you do. He headlines every titus center show in the foreseeable future as long as this godforsaken pandemic last. Because i think we'll you know as far as we know.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"There i want an exciting guy. Who's on a streak. Who's in the top ten. Who gets me out of bed and it's on a big card right now. We don't know if it's on a big hard. I mean you have to sixty eight pavers. Great we don't know what the world's gonna like. Msg is going to be the spot at this point with everything going on right now but there seems to be some differences of opinion to put it mildly between these two guys and now we have a little bit of a little bit of some some heat going on as the kids like to say so. Was this the fight you would have gone with. Like i know you had your pick on on onto the next one. Maybe a couple of days settled. Maybe heard my glorious answered that the journey i took you on and maybe your mind change. What are your thoughts on this matchmaking. Now that it's made by. I'll give you your flowers on our podcast. This sunday onto the next one every sunday in one But no i. I when when the point was made and some listeners rounded up as well i totally i totally understood it. It made a lot of sense Rock whole rock hold coming back right. Wanted to ranked guy. I think margaret was. I feel like strickland those like beyond that match up. But if i'm if i'm being from a name value standpoint rock whole still has is still a top five name. Even if he's i don't think it's a tough firefighter at one eighty five but he is well known there. There's a level of fame there that strickland would want to benefit from more. So there's a great clash of personalities. Here strickland's i think fancies himself sort of a down to earth. All i wanna do is fight. I want. I don't want to quote him but i would like to inflict some intense violence another human being in the cage. Two extreme point you guys can find the quote quotas very very nasty quote. So he he. He is a fighters fighter. I think that is at least or at least how he fuse himself. High positions themselves as opposed to a luke rock. Hold who i think we view we can all agree. A bit of a glory boy. He's got modeling contracts. He you know he's has this he's always had exuded this this thai school jock confidence that that i would say many of us You know can't can't relate to so there's a great oil and water messia personalities. They're so so. I love that aspect of it. I'm dreading the trash talk a little. I'm not gonna lie. I think the trash talk will just be bad Maybe bad in a funny way but just bad. But that's the matchmaker should worry about all the other aspects of of this matchup being says they've checked correctly so kudos kudos to everyone at the for and and to haul excuse strickland ruckle for getting this done spencer. The snot luke rocco versus darren. Till it's luke rock. Hold versus sean strickland. Was this the right piece of business in your is. It is a terrific stupid fight to me. it is as you said. You know the name brand guy. And in luke rock hold that can elevate sean strickland in terms of that casual audience. That still very much remembers moog. Rock hold still thinks of him. It still carries him in high regard. Despite the fact that when this fight takes place he will be thirty seven. He will be four years or five years removed from his last victory. Like it hasn't been good in if fight that everybody gets really excited for. He's been knocked out in in each of his last two fights in the second round. He hasn't fought in over two years by the time. This takes place. So it's one of those weird wants to me. That is ak said like a kind of feel sean strict. You sean. strickland is beyond this. There are other guys more active guys that make sense. But that's why it's perfect for him like you wanna give me a former champion. Who's coming off the sideline that has had a bunch of injury issues and has had some you know. Maybe the motivation. Isn't there kind of issues over these last couple of years and let me go out there and and put it on this guy to to vault myself really into that top five into that championship. Mix absolutely and for rock hold. It makes sense because as you said everything he mentioned to you of of what he's looking for strickland fits that bill and then we do have aac. It really is the prince of positivity the way he described each of those guys at and the things. They've said about each other. In the way they carry themselves was the most like disney spin version of that. Possibly sean strickland sociopath He is not a blue collar down home. I just wanna fight. He's a lunatic. He wants to live out in the wilderness. Have a truck of guns. Have no one come near him ever and if you do he wants the right to beat the ever loving hallowed view and as he said in his little you know. Hey luke rock hold. I hear you talking smack about me and i'm gonna smack. Yup look rock. Coldest smug i love luke rachael. I have a great relationship with luke rock old. He's a smug dude. That's just how carries himself. It's it's the high school senior star athlete on just absolutely to the highest volume possible like five years removed from graduating high school. And still coming back to tell you how awesome he is. And i get it. I love it. It's why it's why. I set off the top of this. This is a terrific terrible matchup. That i cannot wait for and i like this. Is that chaos ladder. Match up. That i am. I am looking forward to at the end of the year. Because whatever happens to build is going to be just disaster like so cringe-worthy in terms of what these two idiots say to each other. It's going to be amazing. Cannot wait it makes a lot of sense but all the sense of the world it is circled on my calendar already and i just get it to me now. I actually like. I thought for this fight. I thought the winner of your ira hall versus johnson. Who is going to was fighting for the luke rock hole championship like the winner is gonna fight. Luke made all the sense in the world. Because i just look at the racquet like whitaker kosta cannon air vittori brunson till gasoline all. Those guys are booked right now every single one of them. So you only have jack hermansson and you have luke rock hold it. Beating jack hermansson is fine. He's ranked number six. Gets you up. But in terms of how people view you luke rachael. Does the much bigger name. You get much more of a rub beating luke than you do jack hermansson and the eyes of most fans. So that's why. I like the match. That's why about it makes sense. And now you throw in the potential obama's on this big cars you know the going to stack but we'll see what happens. We're going to move mike. I've been so talked into this match up. I think it's because we've had some over the past couple years with all the rock hold various rock hold a comeback talks. We've we've we felt like we had the perfect match for a long time. It was like rock hold. Anthony smith is perfect. They don't like each other. It would have to be a light heavyweight. So maybe not great for luke but at the time we're like whatever that's just wanna cut wait anyway good good match from the comeback and then it was And it was luke rock hold and like wiedeman rematch people out little rock. Hold wiedeman rematch. Like okay that's always. That's always something people are going to be interested in and the time was that okay. Maybe that's a little better than the anti smith rematch. Back at one. Eighty five it's against the rematch of a championship fight. Unanswered questions would have been hadn't slipped but that never materialized either and looking back on now like okay for both guys. Maybe that wasn't the best match now. It feels like we have fallen into the perfect match up. The timing is just right so maybe it's good that luke didn't come back earlier And that this he you know he didn't know all along that's sean strickland was was the man who had to work his way up to this level And get despite. I'm not a believer in destiny or fate or any of that stuff mike but it does feel like this is of those three matchup that just mentioned this is the best one the best possible for the cold. And that's pretty exciting. I can't wait for our friend. Jessica crystal crews crystal guide to victory this fight. And i know as going to put her notifications on come to sixty five week could beat. Msg plans may be changing with new state guidelines. I'm sure you've seen it but we're gonna move to a state where there are very few guidelines we're gonna head to texas with question number three the point around number two ghost to.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Four of those since returning spencer to eighty five. Just book the big fight. It will touch on that in moment but spencer. What did you think sean. Churkin's performance impress. Were you with what he put together over those twenty five minutes. I mean pretty impressed like this is clearly the biggest one of his career. It's kind of a similar performance to what we've seen from him since coming back where it's just that kind of marauding style coming forward sticking the doubt in people's faces and just kind of wearing them out with volume and and a gas tank that he's one of those guys that he doesn't put a a wild on you but it's just so consistent you never really get the chance to catch your breath. There's no breaks and so to me. It's it's a tremendous performance. You said four straight since coming back from the injury and moving back to middleweight shouts brennan fitzgerald for getting that out there early in the broadcast that he started his career at middleweight. My my sticking point that i loved to point it was. It was the kind of wind he needed to get over this stuff. We talked about last week of great. He beat kristoff yacht. Co like your ryan hall and and he said going in your rioters. a gatekeeper. didn't mean it detrimentally. I use the term. A lot. Because i don't i don't look at it with that negative connotation that a lot of people do it just means. You're you're where you are and there's absolutely nothing wrong with being the ninth best. Middleweight in the ufc. For a number of years. I mean to really damn good. And there's a lot of dudes that would like to trade places with you. And sean stricklin showed that he's a little bit ahead of that. He's a little bit better than that. How far better how much better how far he can go. That's kind of the fun part of this right now is just seeing kenny. Do those same things where it's not e- doesn't show necessarily the power to get you out of there. He's not coming with anything. Fancy or flashy. That's gonna like catch you off guard and get you out of there to hurry. But he's also finished brennan allen during this run and so how far can you take this and and we're going to get to find out here later on this year when he when he has that fight with luke rock. Hold which maybe doesn't tell us anything we'll get to that but this this performance last weekend was exactly what he needed. An an impressive to me aka. What did you think like. Did you walk away from vegas thirty three thinking you know. What that sean. Strickland loud fella. Who likes to talk in his fights and say crazy things. This is a legit title contender. They're watching right now. Do you feel like like. I feel like with kevin. Harlan huges winning fights personality shown and people ready to throw him into a title fight like at the end of the year. If you beat schalke thrown into a title fight. Get them right in there with busy do you. Do you have any sort of the same feeling which sean strickland with this run. That he's on right now after. Getting five straight wins. I'm pretty. I think i'm on record and on most of our shows that we've talked about sean. Strickland has an expensive appreciate this. That i was very much On the strickland bandwagon as hall banned by the way at barry hall bandwagon. By the way it was probably why i was so invested in this main event More i against. I think i didn't like people saying this is like a throwaway main events i understood. I understood the criticism. The car during your i still. It turned out to be a really good card. I didn't think on paper was a great card. But the main event i always thought wasn't intriguing event. I didn't understand people saying well. Neither of these guys are ever going to designate. If i if you write off all wins. He continues the best streak of his Stretches your career and absolutely could have contended and strickland wins than he's the real deal again on the prints positively i was. I was just kind of looking at it. You know how could it benefit both guys So yeah. I was not come sunday morning. I wasn't like wow. I can't believe everyone's talking about sean strickland now. I'm like i'm like no. This is the logical outcome especially given his performance. Which again. I think i picked hall. I thought hall had was the stage of his career. Where he's kind of like matured and he could he could Wouldn't fall some of the pitfalls that he's that he's gone into before and it wasn't a case he got he got beat by a better fighter I hope you're hall. I kind of i kind of flippantly tweeted something like you know. Well i've i've. I've been fooled again by the era hall. You know a story but again. That's that's just sort of like saying we've had expectations for him for so long. I think he needs anyone to tell him. But i think when he looks back in his career he's had a very good career. I'm and i hope. I hope he doesn't become the sort of cautionary tale like your house. Someone who has never quite like good enough to to make it to the titles. That's a lot of fighters that's a lot of fighters who spent a wish they could be that successful but focusing on strickland's i'm telling people do not count this guy out as someone who could not only compete for the title like. I think this is recently bias. I think you could really give someone like israel tucson. You're really good fight. I really do. There's there shades. i think. I'm not the first person to make this comparison. There's shades of michael spinks michael being for the longest time got criticized. Oh he's he's a volume guy. He doesn't have that one punch knockout power. He wanted us to see title. He what is he telling. He was a contender for a long time. We'll we'll strickland. Follow that pat. I don't know he's got the mouth as well. He's kind of trash on the building. Sb certainly not afraid of the microphone. So my my big takeaway is if anyone was sleeping on strong strickland before. I don't know why you would be now if especially if you watch that fight and not just saw the result. If you actually watch that fight you should say. This guy has the potential to be a top five Middleweight by the end of the year. So less than a week. After this victory ak sean strickland already has his new opponent. He will face former middleweight. Champion luke recalled in november at usc to sixty eighth fight has been verbally. Agreed to and this fits. If you watch my interview with rock hold from a few weeks ago. This fits essentially all the criteria that rock cold wanted to check off on the old clipboard..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"But i'm also against unnecessary weight cutting. So if he's felt feels he's proven everything he's had two at one forty five and he has beaten many of the top featherweights. I have no problem with them. Not defending it I'm pretty critical of guys out. Defending of course conor mcgregor having to belts never defended it. That's something that's never sat well with me and a large portion of the fans so that's certainly would ding asia mckee's reputation to some But i think he's. I think he's right. I think one five probably better for him. If he doesn't need to drain himself why should he And i would love to see a tournament. I would love to see another tournament not sixteen man so not quite as long as the federal tournament. You go eight men so three and guarantee yourself at least three more. aj mckee feis believed the understanding. Is that With the champions by by by becoming champion he he owes belt or three fights either. Whether they'd wanna keep around they wanna keep them books and it's going to be five. You do the tournament you throw patricia. Pit bull and there as well. So you're kind of rolling the dice that you end up with a rematch. You want But if you don't get it hopefully it's mckee at least mckee makes it to the final and gets a you know it's kinda cements himself as the And faces whoever it is that takes the bill from pitt bull during the tournament. That's how about so. I love the idea of a tournament I'm a little bit cooler on an immediate rematch. I could see happening. It makes sense but for me if he said if i was in charge eight man tournament mckee and people again and cross our fingers that have been. I mean that makes so much sense but for me like i wanna see you want to see the next grand prix at one thirty five. But that's just may being selfish and you know thinking about what i would want but spencer. What do you think happens like do you grew. They like next grand prix. The jump right into it at one fifty five mckee pit bull right back into another ground pre or do you think they go a different direction with these guys. No i think you do the rematch at fifty five. Do it four to six months down the line you build to it you make it the headlining event of a headlining fight of a really big card. You build you build your own momentum to this you get some other title fights on their you close out the year in style with this fight that we all wanna see upa division we get the rematch but it's also a different championship. Fight and part of that is just. What else is there at lightweight right now. What's the appeal of patrizio. Pit bull fighting sydney outlaw. After he's coming off this fight against a jay mckee where everybody comes away from it wanting to see that rematch to put these two separate these guys even for one fight is crazy so to put a grand prix between them to me is is just wild thinking because it just stretches things out and as aka said you. Maybe don't end up with the fight that you want. Which then i mean that a very delatour thing to do. But don't you want everybody wants this fight and you're gonna maybe stick eighteen months in between where it's still a crap shoot and and you got to hope everything breaks right again like adjusted this time like we saw the best case scenario. The chances of best-case scenario happening again in another grand prix and in pre ware. Delatour doesn't have the kind of names that are really going to be super compelling like sure i would watch. Aj mckee against some of these veteran guys that they have in that division. But as it as interesting to me as as a rematch. Fifty five against pitt bull. Absolutely not to give me that fight but give me some time to build to it. Other big fights on that card have a year end. Blowout whether you do that in partnership with reisen and just have a monster show or you do it on your own and just build to some of these other championship fights. Think you have to run this back because it's the one fight again. The belly tor has that everyone is interested in. And so you can't just you can't take the risk that you don't get it somewhere down the line. You don't wanna see islam mamedov. Just knock out mckee like in the second round and just like ruined the whole thing. I didn't have. I mean i love chaos and from a leg. Just pure wildness the ridiculousness of ballatore sure. But if your ballot or you are you're driving forward. You're protecting these dudes in bubble. Wrap driving them to and from everything they do. It like a guarded transport system to get them to a rematch for the fifty. Five belt somewhere later this year in ak. Let's just throw this out there. Islam mamedov is not knocking anybody out. He's just taking down and laying on you for fifteen minutes and then getting a decision. He didn't deserve knocking off. I said knocking.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Be belot or some might argue differently because this gives mckee some leverage that may actually work against bell tower in the future. But i think for the most part. This event was I know we're just about mckee. But he's still directly tied to its success. I think his success Was good for the good for the company as a whole Even again we don't know how much how much he's going to be there. But the tv came out. It didn't look people but again. There's you know things. Taking account would shop showcase x. amount of households and You know the us's matter households and so and so and so and so forth This was huge. This was this was answered a lot of questions. This is the the most homegrown guy. I think that That beltre's ever had yes. We've had michael chandler. We've had people himself but this guy is literally eighteen as a pro. all invalid for Has been super hype from day one. Of course the son of antonio mckee highly revered All these stories but what this kid would be some day and to see actually become it. It's pretty rare animated that we see them. We see a fighter sent that mountaintop so perfectly on their on their first try so to speak He absolutely did it It's it's reminiscent. Frankly of like conor mcgregor ronda rousey. He's nowhere near that level star power but if you want to talk about these these narratives we painted for these for these future stars before they even made it. This guy lived up to that hype. It was an awesome performance. A little bit of controversy with stoppage maybe but not not not so much that i think it overshadowed anything. There's room for a rebadged will also be good for him. I think sky's the limit cliche to say But it's never even more true with him. I know people been saying that for a long time. But it's never been more chew with asian mckee and it's a shame that I feel like again. This is a big hit for bell. Tour This might be the end of the ufc as we know it You know course. I i didn't i didn't want to say it right away. I mean you know spencer. I'm sorry you went to look for new job I think this is the warmest turned and del. Toro's now ready with this with this. Star is now maybe two ready to ascend to the number one promotion in in the in the world. So my condolences are really. Wow so we go to you spencer. What we talked about what was best for business on the show and aj mckee winner patricia. Pit when it was over. I mean it was just a resounding obvious answers mckee because it opens a lot more doors you have all these options and he becomes even bigger star than you know. He may have looked like coming in and the way. You portrayed himself on saturday. Spencer like just a walkout the reaction he got to me he uis star like he was the star of the show. What did you think of his performance and just like his overall demeanor on saturday night because it looks like he's getting ready to take a walk in the park. As opposed getting into a fight with patricia pit bull. I wanna start by going back to last weekend. And acknowledging jets terrible takes that we saw play out just horribly when we discussed this one said pimple was going to run through a jay. Mckee totally didn't happen exact opposite in fact it couldn't have been any different than jed forecasted to. He got angry. When i said people would be discussing. Who is the best in the world. And where does aj mckee fitting that pecking order and lo and behold here. We are me with the title belt over my shoulder discussing that in the opening segment of my second successful title defense coming up shots jed get-well-soon comeback with your terrible takes. I'll beat you again. Whenever you're health asbury mckee. I mean you said he looked. This was the star making kind of performance. The delatour wanted needed. And that frankly. A lot of people expected i need as alex said he is a the the epitome of a homegrown talent eighteen and in that division. Been the guy we've been waiting for and watching throughout his career. Climb these ranks and make that step by step progression to get to this point. He rebelled in the moment going out. He's always been. He's always shown that ability to be an entertainer and not showmanship side of things. His father was like that when when he was competing as well. So that wasn't unexpected. The fact that it was a hometown fight certainly made that even more standout even more as he comes out at the forum and gets the big pop. Pit bull gets booed. He's you know rattle off the money and and just has a blistering performance. This is everything. Bela tor could have wanted and it puts jay mckee at least on the radar for people that weren't paying attention develop for or maybe didn't fully understand how good this kid is that he goes out. And here's the person coming out of last weekend that all of us are talking about and talking about in terms of where does he fit in terms of both this division. That's great and the the collection of young stars sort of under thirty stars in this sport. Where he's gotta be at or near the top of that list as well. Well let's talk about that list. 'cause you predicted might as well follow through with it because it is a big talking point. We think a lot of us knew that it would be. But i don't think a lot of people thought that. Aj mckee go in there and just crush petitio pit bull in less than two minutes. I thought maybe we get to a second round. Maybe a third decision. But i don't think anybody expected that to happen and it did and it was just so impressive like we would be debating like based on how impressive it was like where he would fit in this global hundred forty-five palm landscape and he's definitely in the discussion for pound for pound right now. He's definitely in the discussion as the best under forty five pound or in the world. Where would you put him right now. Spencer's eight like are you willing to say right now that. Aj mckee is the best in the world. I'm not i..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Only this week as you can hear and probably have able to see on youtube because casey is in houston for your to sixty five. He's also throwing out. Just some of the most hipster takes in terms of who is ranked. Where i mean just. It's unbelievable the things that have that he's been saying as of late. But we'll get back to casey next week with another live edition but we figured let's do a show anyways. That's so we're going to do coming off a crazy weekend this past weekend. There's too much talk about the affirmation. Ufc two sixty five coming up on saturday. Lots to discuss and we're going to get right into an real quick. I know i promised you for the second consecutive week. A triple threat match. Unfortunately jed meshu has been under the weather is dealing with with some nastiness so he is out. We have ourselves a canada versus canada civil war type of rematch and let us introduce combatants. Introducing i he principal Tippety the warrior of the way in show the co host of onto the next one and many more accolades. Let us say hello to my best friend. Mr alexander kelly hello aka yes Luckless and last week. I was the one who was unavailable for the triple threat. So i and frankly i would have rather just rematch spencer. One on one. I did not. I thought that was a cool idea. I was like no this is. This is not resolved between us. We don't need to add in another element yet so mike. I'm you did the right thing and re book this match you you this. This is the way to go the triple threat. The triple threat will come. I pick him in jen whoever's but anytime but today i want another shot just that he spends her time there you go and now he's looking to make it three straight wins. Dare i say he is put himself in the conversation for bt l. panelists of the year trying to keep the enemy fighting crew out.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

06:13 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"Million dollar tournament anyway four-corner sports and why. How likely or unlikely are we going to use to sixty two. Msg for november after the news that came out for new york city. Also if you're at unc. To sixty six doesn't happen. Nyc with other venues would fit perfectly. It has been verse. Covington to miami vegas or other hashtag the side. Ak how likely unlikely does uc touchdown in new york city in november. I mean i think it's possible. I i know so. My understanding is that they're you know they're just simply the mandate is like look. You gotta be double ax and you. I assume some sort of. I don't know how you handling proof in the united states. Some sort of proof of double vaccination before being allowed into indoor restaurants things like that and that's no no it's just a it's just a word back scout's honor scout's honor of double faxer. You cannot question. But either way i would. I would hope Again the most would be by. This'll be november. Probably a little optimistic. But yeah i i if i if if it's allowed i mean mass regard i'm sure they can implement some sort of please be double vaccinated staff vaccinated all the fighters coaches. Everyone must be vaccinated. So it's possible. It's the issue definitely of the partial. They might also decide while we still only have partial capacity. And that's where we run into the problem with dana white. Who has said. I'm not doing partial capacity to venues. It sold out all the way. So if there's even the slightest chance that there's an extra bit of safety protocol from madison square garden. Or from you know the the From new york city. You're not going to see you see to sixty eight man's gardening so it's just not gonna happen to you so I like suggestion. They're definitely florida. The paradise that dana white has has declared florida to be. It's probably where where where they would habitat for the covington factor sent news on some. I guess enemy territory comes in place in florida right like i mean he's popular still there right. Yeah who's who's miniature. Turn the florida too. And he just knocked hard mazda florida. So i don't think problem with their Florida's numbers are looking horrendous. Though real bad really bad. So i don't know i don't know florida's possible you think. Kobe covington is gonna wanna fight in an arena if people are being forced to be vaccinated is on tells me he's not that was my thought to even if the ufc could make msg work. It would be a kind of a dana moved to just pull out of new york city as protest. You know i could see that's happening. I mean we've already seen a handful of fighters including bantamweight champions tweet about this. Which was alarming. I think a lot of he and he was like i. Don't get people that arguing twitter on general using arguing with a lot of people like ten fifteen dollars. Stop it you. Republicans to the best. It happens to her. I put my. I can't do it. I can't do it anyway. miami vegas or other arizona's possibility doesn't seem like we care about any of this happening over here taxes. Maybe i know he wants to go to texas a bunch. I would assume vegas or texas though vegas. You have to wear masks now from what i hear or yeah you have to at least wear the mask. I don't know how they're handling vaccines and stuff. When i heard because i haven't been back to vegas in a bit is. The media has to wear masks again like even if you are vaccinated you have to wear masks. Even backstays frozen. Can you hear me. Yeah okay video district. Yeah mcdonalds mcdonalds. I can't. I couldn't sell if you're deep in thought. Yeah not other videos pilot choppier. Hopefully values come through anyway. We got a few quite a few comments from the previous question. Let's go if they come up champion's championship clause three fights for aj source. My with mickey. So they go questions. Asks answers received. What does that. what does that mean. What does that mean championship clause like so you might extend your fight three year contracts. So question asks view. Okay okay so it's like starting from when he wanted you're saying that he didn't. He now owes them three fights. Okay hey jimmy. Mckee versus concord mcgregor. Mike donahue is but if you're thinking of conor mcgregor wrong way class unless agent wants to one fifty five which i know he definitely does. Some people are saying there's a lot of people though names out for aj mckee but they're all pretty much what he said like aj versus max age versus this anyway. Moving on tavist mckean give mcgregor this point at this point conchords. A goner concord. Greg gregor does not santa chancing. Just your opinions. What are some of the worst papers. Ds's ever put on this week question this week. Features an interim heavyweight title fight. No one asks for. When we could be receiving john jones versus francis g francis. His first name begins with an an and gone and francis also. Okay that's fair. Also francis and the brain heavyweight champion the world he would get top billing not john john's anyway worse paper views. How's that you can go for it. Yeah this on is a one forty. Nine was at the calgary. One that i was i was there was real bad is a fan. I believe once. I'm also really bad. One forty nine was just decimated by injuries. And like every i think only one fight had its original one main main card fight had its original was the original fight and now a congo versus. I can't even remember in even after chicago is like i was hurt. I should've pulled out because it was. It was a bad fight he just. It was a bad heavyweight fight. I should've pulled out. But he didn't want to because everyone was. How does that stretch of time. Where like everyone got hurt. Your favorite was supposed to fight dominant crews at uc one. Forty eight in like the big rivalry and use one. Forty eight was anderson's delivers jail son. In two which was gonna be the biggest pay per view ever at the time. And they were..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"And i was like all because i knew there was a common or law after all your hard work. Yeah okay clad. Do all your hard work. Obviously they were getting to the point. They wanted it to be. We could go into that studio. Donald hall. And you and bob papa could finish doing. The medal matches the next two days. I said i saw that studio. You mean at broome continentals a class. I'll be honest which. I could've sworn i saw janitor coming out i don't yet big was about. Yea big. it wasn't based and so you want to go into that broom closet studio and do the rest of well. It's up to you. It's up to you. But i knew they wanted me to do that. Of course well good was doing all these fights and that's finishing up with the gold medals. Right what good is it. The goal the goal to civil. So i said i look at the and he never got spoke to this way and i didn't mean to be. I wasn't tried the beach. I always try to be gentleman. But i want someone to be a gentleman back to and i can't pump to stamp take bothered me so i looked at. The guy can't remember his name. But i looked at the new head. And everybody stand witness in this. You know they're all standing around. And i looked out. I said listen. I made this deal with think. I was whole guy that i like that i trust kind that i believe in a guy who's been you know i have. I have admiration respect for. I trust him. He tells me some. I have no idea if i could trust you. You know. I was trying to be very honest. I have no idea. I'm sure president of nbc did that his first olympics. That part of it was to have someone quite talk quite that way. Probably not used to it. But i wasn't trying to start trouble. I was just trying to do what i felt. I needed to do and i could to clean up his game a little. Do something worthwhile so i i said listen. I don't know if i could trust you. But i know how to find out. Tell you what. I'll make a deal. Which i will give you my word that i will go with papa and i'll finish the middle matches in that dude yukos studio but i want you a handshake. I want you look in the. I shake my hand that before. You do perform these dozen other boxing olympics that you will make the aisles. say fully. investigate eib if you give me your word. You're going to do that. I'll go show me where it is. And i'll go into that boots. He's he thought about it for a while. An eight shook my hand and said okay. Good bring me to the booth and we finished up the olympics. We did a good job. We did the we did the last two days in a booth and he never kept his word he never kept a you know what i'm calling on it. I'm not saying his name was i. Don't even remember his name and he doesn't gays getting ziza dollars anyway. What's what's feed. Give them about. But there were witnesses there and i'll tell you something i've caught up a guy who used to be pretty pretty high up on the food chain over there. Okay no names and quote him up he heard about it goes teddy. I heard You started off to a little rumble over. That is then. Yeah what is it. I've been started. I tried to finish it. But i told him to. Stories said yeah. I heard about it. I told him the story somebody to rogue told him he said you want my bet on the money as the i know what it is he goes. I'll be shocked to keeps his word or he called me up about two months later. Can maybe three months later. He said ted. It didn't keep his word is it. Yeah no shock. Oh shock but i kept my word. But here's the dick..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"I was so proud because i it's like you know it's almost like they got recognized for doing something at a pretty good level at a pretty high level that they as you to do the olympics i was like wow holy goodness wow thank you i. I must be doing something right. And and then doing the olympics by great partner. Bob pop and a great partner like i said marv albert where he totally have to did with three weeks and you work for two weeks morning and afternoon and night for the first week and ask. And he's a teddy. We did two hundred like seventy eight fights. I was like we did to all my goodness. It's a lotta work it's not a sprint. It's a marathon. You gotta be prepared. You gotta be ready to Pronounce a lot of names that you have no idea how to now. I will say. I want to see a compilation of pronouncing some of the asian names. The time john. It's not pretty. And it's not pretty. And i tried to treat with the great vowed to once and i said well the the the fight of foam as by john in a balloon non on. You can't do that in a blue trunks. That say as they. So he's right he's dryer. You can't cheat. But thank goodness phonetic spelling and all that even with that it wasn't it wasn't a layup but what really was horrific and that's the i work was seeing the corruption. I've been around boxing. All my life most my life fifty years now and i've seen all the corruption. The appro games for what i saw at the time who was running the olympics was i abe. I able was jaw of all the enforcement of all the administration of the officials of putting it all together. The see i guess would put them in place and and they ran everything. For i-i've like the internet amateur national boxing association they defer to them and say okay. You guys oversee the boxing tournament. So everyone's up to speed. So the eye is kind of governing through issa. Which at the time was headed by azerbaijan. Representative it was represented by a lot of different people and and some of from those countries. They they want a board they were or whatever they want. They had different to the capacities. The bottom line was the. Here's a guide. Me who came from top flight professional boxer where i saw i thought the worst corruption either so my life and i added another thing coming to me. I saw worse corruption with eib people damages a. Let's go up. No i what i saw it. I it may be wanna throw up every day. How they will ripping no heart and soul out of these kids that trade most their lives for this moment and they deserve to move forward in the olympic dream at it got stopped at got hold got stopped on spin on by these corrupt officials immediately for my evil and i had. I always went to. I went to verbal blows with the head of evil in two thousand twelve. His name was dr wool. They finally got rid of being from his doctor walks. They finally got rid of but not way too late way too late and the reason i almost went to i mean again. We went to go to verbal blows and battle. Basically get between us was he had called a meeting to me with me and my director papa of so here we are so they ask for meeting with the commentators of nbc. That happened be i. That's me and bob pop. So we get this meeting bob. Papa was much smarter than director the producer. Anybody he said i love. That's a good idea to put. Atlas was with teddy without the woke. I'm not so sure. No no be good..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"He being whole with this fits and that's what they meant for me was. He was jabber for the right distance again. He had long rum's if he would've just step back three inches and started his jam for that position. He might ahead on fight he might have because then he would have the jets to win the war and want to jeb war. Well you're dictating your urine charge a little bit you're dictator. You'll control the pace. The rhythm of the fight. You know the direction of to fight. And he didn't. He didn't use that jab at the right distance for me. And i'd strickland. Did strict with cottages range used a jab to set up again geography strickland also shoulders dimensions. Where he got he was able to win that space as these talks. The great daniel coordinate talks about way way was able to pin. It was able to pin all up against the fence of against the cage and control them get his hands on. It will get inside. Control them because whole understood that he was better. Strictly was betta if it wound up going to the mat so he forced stricklin enforce hall into a position of having to spend time just survived it and we spending time just surviving. You'll fall of behind on the cards. Know you'll fall in behind on carts and besides full buying on cards while you allow you pointed to gather momentum to get stronger in order to get that cell that get that the two sales it for the oldest stretch because he's a control and strictly was a good draw draw and It was it was a good job. He you know he. He really control that fight. I thought he made one mistake to strategically. Where can annoy of your with me on this one but was a point. I can't remember where it was a little later. In the fight where he heard again he was used a jeb. His to set the table look deep with the right and he heard hall. He had a whole hurt standing striking and he went for the gas. He went for the shoot on the same thing. Like what were you thinking. What are you doing like you went for the shooed elizardo. Only he knows why did it but for me he would have been better served to stay on his feet continue with his hands. Strike it and i felt that that mobley at a real good shot to get out of there to to win by knockout of but he went for the you know we went to get him to the mat. He went for the shoot. And and i think at the end of the day that kind of blew the chance that he adds to the no couch and kind of allowed all to survive that molin. Yeah i agree at the end of the day. Once again the ufc. Even sometimes i call these fight night cards like stay busy cards even in the cards where i view them as like. Maybe this won't be as good. The card always lives up to expectations. They delivered all the fights. Were entertaining the guys like we said before everyone. There is so tough. I mean everyone's tough. It's like a prerequisite like don't even show up if you're not tough because you're going to you all and you know the one thing i what added there is that he's a rate of fan baby. Wear the jersey. i saw teddy junior. Had a jersey made up on social media. He had assurance said strickland. Teddy junior in the equipment guys sent him a raiders. Game jersey to us a little bit jealous..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"There had to find a way to be the boss being command and for me. You know what it came down to kent. Whoever was going to be in command was going to be a commandment to and that's to me. That's it that was the fight. I'm gonna go further. But for me. I don't i don't be as somebody if it's you know it's one thing i don't try to go somewhere else making something that's more interesting more. No it stat. Whatever it is for me. It was who's going to control the jet that that one night and strictly controlled the jab. Now to the credit where i disagree with you. A little bit was what way traffic except the second round the second round hole a run. He made a run to get back into the fight and he might have even one that second round to be honest he made him one. But i'd find out for me And it was all one way. Traffic bed strickland. Shoulders worth chilled. Why was the favorite. So why people take so much a out there. In a ufc world in mma will where they took control but he took a four with the he did his. I like to say he's set the table jeb eating that he ate with the right at. That's what he was looking at. That was that was his. That was his mo that was that was his plan. You could see it wasn't complex was going to set the table to great with the right hand. What i eat and and he did he. He had a nice steph accurate hawed jam and the difference for me was where whole came up short way a homemade homemade a bit of a mistake was holding us holding music jam. His jab was a little long hauls and he should've found the to take control with his job. He should have found because they're gonna come down to who controls the jeb as good a good troll the night. That's what was going come down to. And he added shot there. Let's say he would have won. The other guy showed his worth sterkel. Show to be the the destroyer guy the more complete guide. You will Where he could have an edge if they went to the floor. Ed used that edge by just getting into the right position not even avenue to go to the mat but getting up against getting hold up against the defense the the cage if you will What he way he could have control it. Kinda did with dc the great daniel kobe and all those commentators with great would talk about what he talked about. Kate space who gets see. I talk about geography. He talks about safety all the same cage face. Who gets the right cage space that they need and for me. It's geography but it about like i said save it amounts to it amounts of the same day and what it came down to. There was not understanding holding understand about distance where he had a little longer jab. He needed to throw his have for maybe four inches maybe three inches further back. Eddie he might have had a chance. He did it in spots and he landed but wasn't enough. It wasn't enough. He allowed again cage space geography. Whatever makes you comfortable baby. But he allowed strictly to get his the distance where he could jab for the proper distance and be the boss where all did never got wondering accommodate commentators. Who i again. I applaud them. I can't remember what it was busy. Paying was to shelter. Yes felt he does a great job to and then and then the blow-by-blow. Guy friend in brendan fitzgerald. Yeah they're all very good. But one of mehta said something right along what i was thinking about and i was tweeting about. My man. Rob was getting those tweets. Baby you know where where they mentioned. He's having trouble. He being whole with this fits and that's what they meant for me was. He was jabber for the right distance again. He had long rum's if.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"They can Put put together for that. But that's paki out got knocked out by marquette's they fought what four times five times whatever was and everytime they thought it was life and death it all. Some people thought that marquess could got one or two of those decisions baggio. I've got a little bit of but in this one it didn't go to. The judges is a perfect trap. Set by the great mark as it is a great fighter. He took a little step back. Invited pack yao in bad gal. Got a little overzealous speed red light. He came in a little too fast the little reckless aggression at bang. He got caught with a right hand. Good night good night doesn't happen often. Degrade fighters had added to pack yao. If you look at that. That's a little bit similar. I think to good what we're talking about where you entice offense and on that one can wear marquez aidan. He didn't just cash he settled is slipped over like he was gonna slip over at froze up the left side bone and he dropped the right hand and caught him coming in. And as i said when you catch a guy with a punch they don't say the lights go out and the lights went out on a great podcasts. A little similar for me a little similar to the history of that fight would good Scoring to knock out the other night. And like i said a few years ago with the great knockout that mark has the great monk has scored over the great pack. Yao of anybody. If we don't put it up on those guys could go find it actually. Speaking of pack yeah. It's shocking me that he's had the career he had after that nocco because correct me. If i'm wrong but when a guy that who's already he was older at the time and gets knocked out like starch as a board like a real reply. Thought i thought like a roy jones on mike. He's never going to be the same you. Just you can only take so much pounding in the head. Then he comes back and he's got to win over thermes he's fight spence it's shocking..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"But whatever was maybe wasn't ruggie but it was his first playoffs against the team. You might know something about the celtics. With larry bird. And he loves fifty points on the great larry. Bird and the celtics. That's the way you say. A new star is here. That's the way you introduce yourself like loops the greatest basketball player. I believe at least of all time. I'm here i come. I come in the playoffs. And i love fifty on the birdman. You know. that's that's how you do. That's how you do it and that's how you do it. If you're if you're bella toy manet citre you're going you go drop a go drop a check. A perfectly placed kicked on the superstar of bella. Taw and you you get him out of. There am very very very very fast and impressive fashion. So that's what i saw can and it was brilliant. Brilliant display of used ness this the body that got the best of both worlds because he got essentially got the knockout put. He wasn't quite out and he got him. He actually finished him with the gila standing. Guillotine choke which again on a brazilian blackbelt like pit bull. Choke them out. Even when he's hurt it was a perfect ending for mckee. Got him with you. Got to use a bunch of different tools and show off all his skills and A pit bull how. Tko over michael chandler who arguably could be in line for a for one or two lucky breaks the ufc losses last flight. But he was talking about him in line for a title shot so that helps fight talavera and yet all you know her. Yup olivera came back with a great fight. Great hit a knock up and pit bull has a knockout win over chandler. Aj mckee made it look easy against him so now j. mckee he made it into the hall. He made it to our wall of fame. You see. I got his picture up there for of course when you've got no you know you'd gotten somewhere right. He can retire now really. He made a hall of family. There is no there beyond that. I mean dr that's really you know. How's he can really accomplish. That could be graded the nats. But you're right. You know he he. It all got set up with the kick that he got hurt with that he gets to that that filipina full guility while while at just not only ended even tackle by he just he. He told the rabbi told the refugee sleeping put him on the ramp is so he picked his all. Mobs seaver fell. Sport just might be. That might be tip a tough sport when you're picking up a guys to see if he's gone that's yup well we got a reminder of that too in the ufc. We'll get into it now but there were some fights in the us. That my god these guys sound like a broken record but these guys are and speaking of a broken record before we jump into the teddy. I'm home after four weeks of extensive traveling. I was on vacation but travelling from our vacation to work. And one of the things i credit with keeping me going and i know you've been a big fan of it is athletic. Greens against i know. I sound like a broken record but these awesome spent a lot of time developing this. It's got seventy five whole food. Sourced ingredients probiotics prebiotics vitamins minerals. I credit athletic. Greens with keeping me..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

"I'm doing good thanks to flying solo over here and the people could've seen what we've gone through the last twenty minutes who would may the world's greatest blue book real look serious to be honest which i mean. I am helpless i am. It's amazing. thank god. I know a little something about fighting and i've i've worked very hard to do that and it's just amazing how bad i am at this stuff. I mean for me rob. Just get me through. I'm ready to put him up for like some kind of award. You know who we need to the podcast awards production in my mind. I want to put them up so size one. Because i it's just i had no here. I am thanks to have walked me through this. I got nobody here for the people listening. If we had a behind the scenes camera on the both of us with our reading glasses on trying to figure out how to get the zoom working on teddy's phone and record it and it's been a production but we're here and we're here not just a taco boxing but to talk about ufc. And for the first time. I don't think we've discussed the beleta fight but we're going to discuss a fight teddy. I was inundated inundated with messages of people telling me to watch this. Aj makishi pit bull fight and just so the fans. No i watch everything. We only have so much capacity but this one had so much pas and we did get so many incoming requests in the fight was so good that we we were on the fence about recording this week but two fights lived up to expectations this weekend. And we're here. And i appreciate you for doing it teddy. I love your t-shirt. We've got a lot to talk about about olympic boxing. And all that goes with it so we've got a lot to cover today. Yeah we do. Listen we're always going to be there for the fans as long as they opened the door to us. Their living rooms tools that kitchens to us there caused to us have phone scores wherever they may be on learning. You could be anywhere because i'm learning this stuff. Travels travels a little bit. And all i can tell you. I was so embarrassed a little bit. You know amongst fridge. You don't have to be embarrassed. But the so inept at try to get on an rob walk me true. I had to say to my man. Can you know i did. I did pass biology in in high school. I was smart in a suit. I feel like from a golf on. I'm smart things. I'm not like i'm stupid. Something go trying to get on this thing but we're here. Thank god and the the bella tool. I one of my audience. Colleagues and friends is the director of bella. Twenties as me for years literally can for years. Please please. I love your podcast. It's getting bigger and bigger and everyone's talking about all fighters watch it and everybody the offense even togo and and i was just overwhelmed..

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"To the other channel. You have see vegas thirty three again car. That had just been taking a beating all week long and several weeks for the last couple of weeks. Even so many comb events had fallen out. We lost almost two more fights and then one came back and we ended up with just an interesting car but it was really exciting. A lot of finishes really interesting scraps. And they made events sean. Strickland closes the show with a dominant five round decision over your i hall aka. This is your events. This is one that you covered you. Watch you watch this fight. Every second your biggest takeaways from sean strickland's victory over your i hall tonight. Man the haters first of all the hater especially us in the media crapping overcrowded. This all the time taken away from these various is a great card. I couldn't have been more wrong literally. Moron what anything that happened in this car. I picked one bike correctly. It's not important. Which one and. I'm not even proud that i got when i wish i had gotten them all wrong. Just for the hell of it So pick slack on fighting. And i'm like god. It's a car crash interest of the picture. I don't know that we could have replicated. This bad of picks if there was a lot of ups there was quite a few upsets. Look at the odds close again. But i believe there were quite a few upsets Way more than your average ufc card. So we can't be blamed for that. But i was wrong about the quality of the car. Not that i taught me terrible but i definitely was a lot of us in the media kind of criticizing it on paper which i still think is fair but i. The criticism turned out to be wrong. So that has to be said. I was wrong about cheyenne bays gloria to paula. There shouldn't be in the coming event. Wise this nicole main and cheyenne vase. I think is one of the of this car. It was an amazing finish She she had the mic skills. Like mike say why she seems very marketable in the is the afc. She hit all those notes tonight. So good for her There was a lot of good back and forth fights. I i thought some of these be showcased fights instead. They were competitive. So yeah it was really enjoyable card. I still developed or card. Was i guess depends what you're looking for. I do think the biltmore card from what i saw was was was better at least as far as what. Beltway wanted One of the car to be. But if you're the uc you cannot complain at all about how Uc vegas thirty. Three turned out ravaged by injuries and cancellations and if anyone tuned into this car they had a good time. And if you're the afc that's what you that's you promise people all the time. And i i don't think anyone who if you only watched The biggest card. I don't think you regretted it that you had. You had a very good time sean. One question we've asked over the last several days on all of our programs is would the winner. Of sean stricken verses your. Ira how would they come out of here in. Have all of us saying this guy is a legitimate threat to the middleweight title. And i didn't think really. There's the question right there we'll ever fight for a title in the afc. I don't think a lot of people really thought that we would be talking. Maybe next title. Contender but john strickland's but on a roll man he's nine thousand. Nine hundred is a middleweight. He's five in. This current runs. Says he went back to middle middleweight. He looked really good tonight. Your had absolutely nothing for this man do you. Are you buying stock. And sean string right now. In terms of title contention do you think he can get to the top of the heap and fight for title. Can you see that happening after that performance night. And what a crazy fact that. We're even having this conversation right like who really ever ever ever saw this coming I like ak said. I was on. I was on the ballot tour. Beat tonight so. I was mostly paying attention to bell tower. I have to rewatch a lotta this. Ufc was on. Kind of in. The periphery for me. So i i didn't see the fight too much but oh my goodness man now. Five in a row for strickland four. No since he moved back down to middleweight. And he's he's just a very bizarre and entertaining guy like just in general in the cage right like he's definitely like you can tell. There's a difference when sean strickland is fighting. Then when a lot of guys are fighting and that you can't say that about a lot of have fighters it is very generic. I would say overall throughout the roster like there are very few people who stick out like that. It's pretty crazy man. I mean i if nothing else. John strictly comes out of this absolutely proving that he is somebody who matters now at one hundred eighty five pounds. Which is i. Don't think anything that we would have thought that we would be saying you know in two thousand eighteen when this guy was kind of just a middling middleweight. Who you look back on his. I'm sorry middling welterweight but if you look back on his losses like the losses were to some really top the top level guys like tomorrow and positive oh and and celestino santos so i mean maybe this the whole time and he was just getting bad matchups and you know the way didn't work out for him but it's pretty crazy that we have reached his place with sean strickland but we have certainly reached it man and i am really curious to see how far he can push. He's thirty years old. He's really in the prime of his career right now. This feels like the run for him. So man i mean. We've we've seen this type of thing before like a matt brown style guy just coming out of nowhere. Who's going to be a contender all of a sudden. I love it every time. This kind of thing happens. I'm really interested to see how far he can push his jose. Do i don't know how closely you watch. The fight halted watch. Do watch holding okay. Was this more. I i didn't watch closely as you. But i'm just gonna go by the different reactions. That is on twitter. Was this more about sean strickland. Just being that damn good or was this more about your i hall just not seemingly being there a lot of talk about his his mental state like can he get over that hump can he can just be there mentally and focused for twenty five minutes against the guy sean strickland and from everything i saw on twitter anything. I kind of saw in the fight. This looked like one way traffic and it didn't even really at times. Looked like garage hall. Wanted to even be in there. So what was your what your sort of gauge on on the fight in kind of the two different sides of the spectrum. I don't know if sean strickland is an all around. Better mixed martial arts. Mix martial artists than your i. I just didn't just an atrocious for your right hall hall. Needs a lot of space to work. He likes to dance around. He likes to make a lot of magic in there. Throw these tech and style kicks and kind of catch you coming. in sean. strickland's whole game is just walk forward.

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"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"aj mckee" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

"In the greatest possible way like you said from when he came out to his performance how hand himself at the press conference. This is a guy who maybe he'd never you know we're not. So he can become like conor mcgregor. Ronda rousey brock listener level star but this is a guy who lead company. Who can who can take a company like bill tour to it to another level. I definitely think so. I think there's a quiet charisma about him a confidence. There's an in caged charisma. Which i think is almost more as important as anything else that the way he fights you. Just look at him if you would never if you've never seen him fight before you saw him flight tonight before he even to punch you would look at him and say. This is a big deal that this is someone. I'm going to want to keep an eye on the future. And then he delivers the way he does and now i hope people will dig deeper into his story if they read stuff like she feature go back. Those everything people have written about him list. Nobody said the press conference. It was a great great outcome for bell. Tour for asian mckeon. I i won't say again. But i will repeat that a star a star is born tonight. I have to add to just really quickly jumping in. I mean we talk about tournaments right like for doing this. Tournament was very ambitious from the beginning of sixteen guys out. There was a really stacked lineup. But going back to tournaments even back in the strikeforce days like there are a lot of ways. Tournaments can go wrong right. We saw this from the very beginning. These guys sort of on opposite sides of the bracket the way this was playing out. It's like men. If you could have drawn this up l. Talk could not have asked for a better way. This played out right like this. Ultimate result is literally the best possible outcome that belt or could have hoped for and windy. We ever say that about tournaments something that that has sixteen guys being able to be executed this cleanly and really again just leading to this sort of result. Where they're getting the this big showcase this fight this whole night had a big fight field. It was very obvious that ballatore was the main attraction here this weekend over the of c. And to to see. Aj really come through in the end like this just unbelievable tournament the whole way through and again like window tournaments ever play out this cleanly perfectly like bella towards scott coker and all those guys have to just be over the moon right now with how this played out absolutely. I mean look at the two hundred five pound tournament. They they were like you know what we're just gonna throw your mirror and rumble johnson in the first row. We're gonna get this thing out of the way we're gonna make sure this fight happens and then what happens. We lose your marrow. We still don't get it. So yeah you're right about that. How big of a star can can. Ag mckee jose. Young's like if you're bela tor do you send him on the ballot or private jet to I don't even know. I was gonna say region kathy lee. I know that show doesn't happen. Garate bar but like kelly and kelly and ryan seacrest or whatever like you. Just take him on the national tour right now and just get his face in front of as many eyeballs possible. At this point. I tell you what you definitely have to make him. Some sort of backstage interview interviewer. Jake paul tyron woodley. I mean how many people watch that fight like how many people are gonna watch that fight. That don't even like combat sports. Like as much as everyone hates jake paul or they don't want to say hey like they dislike him strongly some some opinion another a bunch of c fans. I'd and i said this on the previous show. I don't know anyone that watches just ballatore. I don't know if they exist. I know a ton of people who watch just the you have c. So i know there's some people that didn't watch belt or to sixty zero unfortunately missed out on an absolutely fantastic magical night. I'm sure they're going to tune in to watch town would fight. And i'm also sure. There's a whole demographic of people that are going to tune in to watch paul fight you stick. Aj mckee there with his belt. Show that that clip show all his highlight show his swagger that he has put his face everywhere that's step one and from there the skies limited with this guy man i mean. I don't think he said that he. He had no bad answers at the press everything he said. I was captivated by. He has mike. And i don't know how much you watch. American football ak. But sean and mike do you remember when like was like that search of like two years where clinton portis was like much must watch television. I like his shirt post fight. Scrums where he would just like. He was a fantastic football player. But you need to know everything about this man. Just office scrums. That is the vibe. I got from him. Or is i just see this colorful character with all these belts in this bottle of champagne in this comically large. One million dollar check and i go. I need to know everything about this individual so stick him in front of everything you can. And he'll do the rest. He's not a guy who you need to train for the media. I i only watched canadian. Football was i'll say milt steagall. I think that will say steagall guys. That's my cfl fans out there. What i'm talking about. I'm sick now. Winnipeg blue bombers legends built steagall great great great great great quote all the time they dropped doug flutie name to know when you gossip only person whereas you guys know anyway sticking with fights and then going back to you on the flip side of get patricia pit bull. Who handled this loss with complete class complete grace. At first he felt like the stoppages too soon after watching the replay. He realized his arm started to go. Limp didn't have as much of a problem with with the stoppage. So two part question. A your thoughts. And how patricio pit bull handled himself after like really his first true finish loss of his career. And be captain captain. Eric albert kind of playing the villainous manager role in a way and kind of have his fighters back saying you know what. Why are we doing this in the challengers hometown. We should be doing this in brazil. Does he have a point. There not only patricia pit bulls. I like lost by stoppage of his career but really his first actual loss since two thousand fifteen right. 'cause the benson henderson one. That was just because of an injury like that wasn't a real loss in the railway. So he hasn't this guy's in lost in a really long time man. All we know from him is winning. And i thought he handled it perfectly he. He was classy as you said. He didn't really argue with the savage much in the post fight. Press conference he he answered everything you know family guy yet son there and i don't know i thought it was a really good showing in terms of a post fight. Press conference patrizio. I do understand where. Captain eric is coming from With a lot of the points that he was making about. You know we're coming in here. We're sort of in enemy territory. We're the two division champ where the bell toward goat and we have all these things already stacked up against us. But that's kind of just..

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