01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 25: Mike Rodriguez, Kevin Croom, Kevin Holland and Brandon Royval
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with Kevin Croom (4:28) to recap his memorable 31-second submission win over Roosevelt Roberts in his UFC debut debut at UFC Vegas 10 this past Saturday, what happened when he was slated to face Alex Caceres at UFC Vegas 8, his strong relationship with James Krause and Grant Dawson, and finally making his first walk to the octagon after a long 13-year road.
UFC middleweight Kevin Holland (28:12) previews his upcoming matchup with Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 11 this Saturday, talks his recent win over Joaquin Buckley and why it was so satisfying, feeling like he’s on the cusp of truly breaking out, and wanting to smack Marvin Vettori.
UFC flyweight Brandon Royval (41:09) discusses his upcoming fight with Kai Kara-France at UFC 253 next Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, going through his first training camp as a full-time fighter, working with Alexander Hernandez and having him in his corner for the fight, how he reacted to getting the matchup, sharing the card with two world title fights, and why he believes he will be too much for Kara-France.
Finally, we replay our conversation with Mike Rodriguez (1:08:30) that was released a few days early this week to recap the bizarre ending to his UFC Vegas 10 light heavyweight matchup with Ed Herman.
Check out the video above, or the audio-only podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher.