01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 12: Petr Yan, Cynthia Calvillo, Frankie Edgar, Calvin Kattar and more
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC bantamweight Petr Yan (4:57) previews his UFC 251 title fight against Jose Aldo, reacts to Henry Cejudo’s retirement, training with Aldo several years ago, and gives his thoughts on the UFC 250 performances of Aljamain Sterling, Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley.
UFC flyweight Cynthia Calvillo (19:30) recaps her unanimous decision win over Jessica Eye in the main event of UFC on ESPN 10, explains why she’s moved on from her opponent missing weight, having a plethora of options following the victory and inheriting a fighting spirit from her parents.
UFC lightweight Khama Worthy (35:29) discusses his return to action at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27 against Luis Pena, being out of action for 10 months, what’s going on in the U.S. in the fight against racial injustice, being inspired by the featherweight bout between Andre Fili and Charles Jourdain, and gives his thought on the planned championship unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Pena (57:59) also joins the show to talk the matchup with Worthy, his move to American Top Team in December, why the last couple of years—meeting his biological father and brother—have put him at ease, training with the likes of Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal, and why expects the fight to be a treat for the fans.
UFC welterweight Mickey Gall (1:19:03) looks ahead to his UFC on ESPN 12 co-main event fight with Mike Perry next weekend, gives his thoughts on Perry’s trash talk in the buildup and the possibility of having his girlfriend in his corner solely, how he sees the fight playing out, and explains why The Last Dance is a must-watch docuseries.
Frankie Edgar (1:34:36) returns to the show ahead of his bantamweight debut fight with Pedro Munhoz in the co-main event July 15, explains how special it is to be returning to the place where he became the UFC lightweight champion 10 years ago, his thoughts on the reveal of “Fight Island,” Cody Garbrandt’s knockout of Raphael Assuncao and his excitement of being in one of the hottest division’s in the UFC.
Finally, UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar (1:46:26) previews his July 15 main event fight against Dan Ige, talks the reaction to the booking and why he didn’t hesitate to take the fight, signing a new six-fight deal ahead of his second headliner, and why he’s not focused on the upcoming title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway at UFC 251.
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