01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 26: Alex Volkanovski, Jessica-Rose Clark, Randy Costa and Jose Torres
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC women’s bantamweight Jessica-Rose Clark (3:48) to recap her third-round TKO win over Sarah Alpar at UFC Vegas 11. “Jessy Jess” also discusses referee Chris Tognoni’s controversial break in the action, her reaction to not getting a bonus, her tweet of only having $17.70 in her bank account and when she got the notification, having the solar panel stolen off of her van, and random social media messages she’s received.
UFC bantamweight Randy Costa (27:06) talks his impressive 41-second finish of Journey Newson this past Saturday night, his analytical approach to his fights while they’re happening, ballooning up to his highest weight ever during the quarantine, moving his training camp to American Top Team, and why he chooses not to call anybody out.
Brave CF flyweight Jose “Shorty” Torres (57:34) previews his upcoming fight—which goes down on Thursday—against Sean Santella at Brave CF 42 in an opening round matchup in the promotions’ flyweight title tournament, discusses being in a great place mentally following the passing of his father this past year, when he turned the corner, returning after the longest layoff of his career, and how he sees the fight playing out.
Finally, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (1:30:14) discusses life after his first successful title defense against Max Holloway at UFC 251, the road from UFC prelim fighter to world champion, not having a clear cut No. 1 contender currently, how he sees the fight between Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie playing out, and when he’d like to return should a top contender emerge.
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